Mary Maher born about 1800 - my great x 3 grandmother
Catherine Meagher baptised 3th June 1813, of Brittas, sponsors Jim Meagher and Mrs Noonan. Married Michael Loughnan on 6th March 1848 at Thurles, witnesses Patrick Maher and Johanna Maher. Came to Australia in 1855 aboard the Rajahstan [under Loughlin] with children James aged 6, Mary aged 3 and Patrick aged 9 months. Michael had a brother John who had arrived on the Livingston in 1841 and had settled in Goulbourn. Also, Honora baptised 1856 and Andrew baptised 1856/57, possibly Joanna Locknan at Yass 1857, Michael 1861 Laughnan at Yass. [Michael, son died 1865] DNA match confirms this family connection
Honora Maher baptised 24th October 1815 at Thurles, father a farmer of Brittas, sponsors Michael Maher and Mary Grace. Note: Mary Grace was the wife of Timothy Maher who was probably Daniels brother
Daniel Maher baptised 22nd January 1828 at Thurles, sponsors Jerry Maher and Ann Kirwan.
Other possible relatives:
Anastacia/ Anto Harney born unknown. Possibly a cousin. Sponsor for sister Mary Maher's daughter Catherine born 1833. Married John Harney 16th June 1835 at Thurles. 4th degree dispensation. Witnesses James Hayes Ann Kirwin. She also appears as a sponsor for Daniel Maher son of James Maher and Ellen Condon born Thurles 1831