James SPROULE (born Sligo-son of James SPROULE) married Maria SMITH (born Mayo-daughter of John SMITH) on 10th January 1890 at Registrars Office in Dublin. Residence at the time of their marriage was 14 Phibsboro Road. On the 1901 Census they were living at House 5, Kilarnaght, Burrishoole Parish,Mayo, Ireland. James SPROULE (head of family) age 43 Farmer Born Sligo (Church of Ireland) Maria SPROULE (wife) age 30 Born Mayo James John SPROULE (son) age 10 Born Mayo (my grandfather-born on the 7th November 1890) Charles B SPROULE (son) age 9 Born Mayo Lillie J SPROULE (daughter) age 6 Born Mayo Minnie F SPROULE (daughter) age 4 Born Mayo Thomas D SPROULE (son) age 1 Born Mayo Jane SPROULE (mother) age 80 Widow Born Leitrim
I have the birth certificate of Rutherford SPROULE born in Burrishoole on 7th February 1868 to parents James SPROULE and Jane SPROULE (nee BIRD) but don't know for certain if this is the same Jane SPROULE living with the above family on the 1901 census.
My grandfather arrived in Australia on 30th January 1911 aboard the ship S S Somerset.I think he was the only one of his family to come to Australia.Others went to Chicago, Canada and some stayed in Ireland as far as I know.