Family information required from Fethard Landrigans or Napiers

Marie Landrigan Buckley sent us the following request for family information.

Marie Landrigan Buckley sent us the following request for family information.

“Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I have traced my great grandfather, John Landrigan, to Fethard. He died in Troy, New York, in 1894, at the age of 59, according to his death certificate. The certificate listed Fethard as his birthplace and his parents as David and Mary (no maiden name) Landrigan. We are guessing he was born about 1844. We believe the oldest son was named after his paternal grandfather. This is so in our Family. John Landrigan named his oldest son James David (my grandfather) and he, in turn, named his oldest son, John (my uncle).

I haven’t had any luck with the National Registry. I have also tried Lonergan, O’Lonergan and also James David since we have many James Davids in the family. I know the Catholic Church is the Holy Trinity (once a chapel) and was rebuilt in 1818-1819 and the Augustinian Abbey

I would appreciate if anyone can help or point me in the right direction. I’d love to see Ireland! Thanks for anything you can do to help me. Marie Buckley, Email:

Napier family information

I am seeking any information on my great, great grandfather and his family: William James Napier, born April 13, 1834 in Fethard, County Tipperary. He died in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia on February 11, 1913. They came to Sydney, Australia on the ‘Sirocco’ on January 28, 1864.

He married Elizabeth Ogle Born 1838 In Athboy, County of Meath, Ireland. They married on October 9, 1860, in the parish church of Taney, Co. Dublin. I have the original marriage certificate which is fantastic to look at. William’s father was also William, born 1788 and died 1849. I do not have any further details. His mother was Frances Atkins born 1802. We searched the churchyard in Fethard when we visited there in 2007 but did not find William or Frances.

William and Elizabeth had a son Henry Ogle Napier who I believe died in 1864. Frances their daughter died on the ship on the way out to Australia.

Any information you can give me on the above matter would be greatly appreciated. If you are unable to do this, could you please advise where I could best find this information. We will be in Dublin and Belfast mid March.

Regards, Christine Murphy, 3 Kruger Avenue, Windang 2528, New South Wales, Australia. Email:

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