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The Healey Family Tree

Updated July 29, 2003

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My paternal gr-grandfather, Bernard Healey, was the son of Hugh and Catherine and was born in Co. Roscommon about 1831. He had a least one sister, Catherine Healey Powers. Bernard met his wife Mary Hennessey in Birmingham, England and was married in January of 1854. They went to the USA in late 1854 and settled in Cambridge, MA. They had 4 children, Bridget, Eugene, John and Bernard. The last child only lived for a month.

Bernard enlisted during the U.S. Civil War in 1862 and died of dysentary in 1863. His wife Mary remarried to Michael Quinn in 1872. Mary was born in Co. Clare and some of her brothers/sisters also lived in Birmingham, England in the mid 1800's. She had a brother John and a stepbrother Thomas Kenney (Canney) who went to Cape Town, So. Africa. Thomas stayed but John went on to Auckland, New Zealand and brought his family there. A sister, Margaret stayed in Birmingham and married James Qualter, they had at least 2 children Ellen b. 1859,James b. 1861.

Another (possible) Hennessy brother Andrew , went back to Miltown, Co. Clare, Ireland. Other Hennessy/Hennessey relations lived in the USA around the Boston suburbs.

My maternal gr-grandparents came from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. They eventually settled in Nova Scotia Canada. Their family name was Chisholm. In the late 1880's many of their children settled in the Boston, MA area of the U.S.A. My paternal gr-grandparents were the MacDonnells of Glengarry, Scotland. They settled in Cape Breton and on to Guysborough-Intervale, Nova Scotia. Surnames on that side were MacDonnell and MacClellan.

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