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The Maguires of Dublin and New Jersey

Updated March 26, 2006

This a history of Tom Maguire and his wife Isabella McDonnell both of whom started life in Dublin Ireland and now finally are settled in Toms River New Jersey.
Our family is mainly spread through Ireland, England and Illinois USA.

We are interested in expanding the family tree. Both our families have histories going back generations in Ireland. The Maguires mainly came from County Cavan. There the prior family names include the Magees and Cross.Our particular branch moved to Belfast in the late 1890's and then Thomas Maguire moved to Dublin in 1924. He married Margaret Hyland (better known as Peggy Hyland) in 1931. The Hyland family apparently was well entrenched in Dublin and the family names associated with it are the Kinsellas, and Barnwells.
The McDonnells have long been Dubliners and William McDonnell was well known through his family who were tobacconists in Camden Street Dublin. The other side of the family were the Cummins who also have a long association with Dublin.

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