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The McGee's from Ireland to Newfoundland to Massachusetts

Updated March 20, 2005

Cathy Kendrick
Alto, Michigan United States

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John Magee (now McGee) and his son John Michael Magee came from Ireland sometime between John Michaels' birth in 1764 and HIS son Nicholas Magee's birth in 1785. Nicholas was a Mariner from Carbonear and owned the schooners the "Mary" and the "Harriet" in the 1820's. The Magee's settled in Avondale, Conception Bay, Newfoundland on what is now known as Station Road. The McGee's were involved in the fishing and sealing trades for many generations. In the 1890's, many of the "younger" generation took their families to the Eastern Coast of the United States, mainly Everett (Boston), Massachusetts and New York. Related Irish Catholic names from Newfoundland include Moore, Power, Costello, Furey, Gushue, Costigan, Flannagan, Corbett, Mason, Kennedy, Hickey, Anthony and Molloy. I have extensive information on many of these families from Avondale, Chapel's Cove, Holyrood, Conception Harbour and Harbour Main areas of Newfoundland and many links to the Massachusetts McGee's.

Family Photos

  • John Thomas "Jack" Molloy (4 KB)
    This is the wedding photo of Jack and his bride Eliza Cantwell. Jack is the son of my grandfathers sister Katherine, brother of Josephine. Photo circa 1925 in New York. Does anyone recognize Jack and Eliza?
  • Margaret Buck circa 1920 (4 KB)
    Margaret was the daughter of my grandfather's sister Ann McGee and Philip Buck from Conception Harbour. Margaret married a Walsh from Conception Harbour and settled either in Massachusetts or New York. Does anyone have a Margaret Buck Walsh born 1902 in their family?
  • John Wall, son of Mary McGee Wall and Walter Wall (4 KB)
    My grandfather's sister and her husband came to New York about 1900. Any John Wall descendants out there?
  • My Grandmother Mary Joseph Power McGee 1883-1979 (2 KB)
    This photo of my grandmother was taken in approximately 1930.
  • My mother and her cousins circa 1928 (2 KB)
    This is my mother Catherine Frances McGee Lamer with her cousins Margaret Lyons (Doyle), Louise Lyons (Flaherty) and Katie Lyons (Hennesey).
  • My Aunt Beatrice - Mary Bridget McGee (1 KB)
    This photo was taken of Aunt Beatrice in 1918 at her First Holy Communion. Her dress was made by her friend Theresa Nugent's mother. Aunt Beatrice is 93 years young and lives with Theresa Nugent in a Senior Retirement Home in Newfoundland.
  • My grandfather John Thomas McGee 1880-1965 (1 KB)
    This photo was taken in approximately 1920 while my grandfather worked for the steel industry in New York. Many men of Newfoundland came to the states for months at a time to work to support their families.
  • Katherine McGee Corbett Molloy 1867 - 1936 (1 KB)
    This is my grandfathers' sister, known as Kitty.
  • Michael Corbett 1895-1920 (approximate) (5 KB)
    Michael Corbett was raised by my grandparents. He was the son of my grandfathers sister Katherine. Michael fought for the British in WW1 and died of Tuberculosis at my grandparents home. The love of his life was Tess (Theresa) Hawco from Chapel's Cove. Tess moved to NY and worked as a nanny. Does anyone know what happened to Tess?
  • Josephine Corbett circa 1915 (4 KB)
    Josephine was Michael Corbetts' sister. She married a "Welsh" or "Welch" from New York. Does anyone recognize Josephine?

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  • The Irish in Newfoundland by Michael J. McCarthy (142 KB)
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