SOLON's ,Ireland to USA & New Zealand
Martin SOLON born Balla, Co Mayo Ireland, marr.Mary McGLYNN & they had 14 children, Bridget,marr. James PRENDERGAST;Ellen;Anthony, marr. Bridget McAULIF;Catherine ( to England);Mary, marr. John CANAVAN;Patrick,born c1809, marr. Margaret HIGGINS ( To Wisconsin, USA );John born, c 1809, marr. Mary McGUINESS ( to New Zealand );Honora, marr. Pax CARRON;Anna;Martin, marr.Catherine KELLY, ( to USA ); Winnie, marr. John HIGGINS; Thomas, marr.Olivia SHERIDAN; James; Julia, marr. Timothy COLLINS. ( to USA)
Contact has been made with some descendants of family who emmigrated to the USA, but I would love to make contact with any other descendant from these 14 children.
John enlisted with the British 65th Regiment of Foot, & travelled as a guard on a convict ship to Australia, in 1846 & came on to NZ in 1847, to fight in the Land Wars. He married Mary McGUINESS, a widow, ( nee McGIVERN, from County Down, Ireland) & they had a family of 7.
Reference to these names with SOLAN surname also of interest.