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* Kirwans and Others*

Updated September 5, 2005


Hi! My great grandfather Michael Kirwan was born in 1865 near Avoca in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. His father Thomas worked in the mines at Avoca. Thomas Kirwan and his wife, Catherine Byrne, had four sons, James (b. 1859), Thomas (b. 1864), Michael Martin (b. 1865), and Philip F. (b. 1867). Michael and his brother Philip emigrated to Boston in 1891, where they married Catherine Fallon and Elizabeth Darcy, respectively. Thomas married Kathleen Redmond and settled in Cornelscourt, near Foxrock in the South of Co. Dublin. Of James I know no more.
I am also researching Staveley, Tolkien, Laffey, Mair, Rosmarin, Bestenbostel, Niebour and Carr family lines. And if you can help me solve the riddle of Dr. John Thomas Lionel Simpson, who practiced medicine in Boston at the turn of the century, I'll be forever in your debt.

If the information on this page is of use to you, please let me know, at ckirwan@cox.net.

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Chris Kirwan

9498 Coral Crest Lane
Vienna, VA 22182-4409
United States
ckirwan@cox.net


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