Re: Gilligans in Australia
I am currently researching my brother-in-law's family tree and it seems that your Michael Gilligan who arrived in about 1840 from Ireland with wife Jane and 2 children, is the link for which I'm looking.
My BIL's mother was Alma Irene Gilligan (born 1901), daughter of Michael Gilligan and Margaret Harriet E Wood, who married Burton Leslie Woodbury in 1922 in Tingha, NSW. I have 11 children in all from the marriage of Michael and Margaret Gilligan and 8 so far from Michael's parents, Michael senior and Jane. Of course there would be the two who cme with them from ir4land but I seem to be missing a couple more born in Australia.
Any assistance you can give me with the Gilligan line, including the background of Michaelk and Jane, would be very much appreciated.