Re: Patrick GILLIGAN
My 2 X great grandfather was Michael Gilligan.As far as we can ascertain Michael was born in 1811 in Mountmellick, County Laois which is only a short distance from Stradbally. Michael and his wife Jane (O'Brien) and children Mary Ann and William arrived in Sydney, Australia on 8 Oct 1840.According to his death certificate in 1889, Michael's parents were Thomas Gilligan and Ebegal(?). Do you have any knowledge of your Patrick's parents and/or siblings.
Any information you have would be appreciated.Michael and Jane had a large family after arriving in Australia so there are many descendants.I can let you have a copy of the "tree" if you feel there is a connection.