WHO ARE WE?
Adrian was born 1944 Hastings, New Zealand,
son of Cyril Henry VERRY
(1914-1980) and Audrey Mary (nee INNES) (1917-1993)
daughter of George INNES
and Mabel PAPPRILL
. Cyril's father, Arthur
VERRY emigrated to New Zealand in 1905 and married
his fiancee Frances Helena MOORE in 1907. Frances was
a descendant of a MOORE family,
Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire. Arthur VERRY's ancestry
is on this site. Adrian began his interest in 1965, at a time
when family history research was regarded as a somewhat
peculiar pastime .Adrian passed
away 19 August 2009.
Maggie was born 1947 Napier, New Zealand, daughter of Kathleen Marion HERLIHY. She was adopted at two weeks of age by Robert (Bob) Andrew HEWETSON (1885-1979) and Freda Emily WILLIAMS (1907-2002). . Bob was the son of Thomas HEWETSON from Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland and Ellen (Margaret) DUGGAN, from Kilcummin, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Coincidentally Margaret Duggan came from a village two miles distant from my natural mother's father, Timothy Desmond HERLIHY, Killorglin, County Kerry. Freda's parents were George Henry WILLIAMS and Violet DENNETT, both from early settler families.
I am subscribed to several Rootsweb mailing lists and enjoy offering help and advice whenever I can. I have offered a look up service on the Co. Kerry list for several years. In May 2002 we decided it was time to present a pot pouri of some of our research for the benefit of others and are grateful to Rootsweb for providing the resources for this site. References to living generations have been deliberately avoided, except where they have expressed a desire to be included. Further it is not a comprehensive account of our respective ancestry, which now fills several volumes of typescript material.
Please e-mail or write to M
Verry, 6 Grey Street, Martinborough, New Zealand if you have
any questions or additions regarding family histories on this
site. If you are researching your family or contemplating
doing so, I wish you every success.
I will be pleased if you link to the site! The material on it has been provided in accordance with the principles of free dissemination of data to the genealogical community. It is not be used by individuals or organisations whose business is the on-selling of such data.
QUERIES AND INFORMATION
I am putting other people's interests on the site. If anyone is researching family with the same name or in the same areas as my research, I would be happy to add them.
of Co. Donegal (Thanks to Bob Hilchey)
I would like to
express my utmost thanks to Mags WYLIE of Leeds,
Yorkshire, England. Mags is married to John WYLIE who was
born in Co. Donegal and is probably a cousin of mine many
times removed. Mags has been researching John's family for
many years and having recognised a family photo on this
web site contacted me. We have shared much information
over the years and have become close friends. Because tof
the same photo Mags and I are also in conact with Julie
Marks of California, who has a connection with John's
WYLIE family. It has beeb a win, win situation for
all of us.
QUERIES AND INFORMATION
Duggan Family of Kilcummin, Co. Kerry
(Link to John Finnegan's web site)
Family of Craig's County, Co. Antrim
(A Computer Generated Ferris Family Tree)
to the HERLIHY name
Griffiths Valuations of the Tenements 1852 and Censuses 1901 and 1911
Parish of Killorglin, Townland of Gortloughra
(Abstracts relating only to Herlihy and other tenants in Gortloughra)
Extract from an Unpublished Book on a HERLIHY Family of Ballyvourney
Details of Four Generations of a HERLIHY Family
Records of the HERLIHY name from the 15th Century onwards
The Irish Declaration of Independence
MAGGIE's SCOTTISH KIN
the HEWETSON's in Auchenbainzie
Written 1822 by a member of the Hewetson family with additional information
written 1824 by James Hewetson
Queries and Information
OF ADRIAN VERRY'S FAMILY HISTORY
Gloucestershire and New Zealand
Part One - Glassmakers?
the Parish of Aconbury, Herefordshire
A Collection of Essays illustrating Diverse
Records for Family Historians
Ancestry and the Law - Misc. Item
The DUGGAN Family was almost entirely due to the endeavours of JOHN FINNEGAN of England. I supplied the New Zealand families.
The HEWETSON Family was
almost complete when it came into my hands. Mr KEITH LOVAT WATSON
had done a one name study. The Penpont family was not his, but
he sent the completed typescript. A very interesting family.
My nephew Michael HEWETSON
is keen to do more on this family, updating the later
generations. I will be handing over my papers to him and know
he will make an excellent job of it.
And I would like to acknowledge my late husband ADRIAN whose years of experience in genealogy and an interest in history gave me the impetus to try and find my birth family, which consists of the BEATTIE's, the McNAUGHER/McCONNOR's and the HERLIHY's.
FAVOURITE LINKS - Irish Genealogical Sites
Co Kerry site - very informative
A wonderful site on Co. Donegal
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