Monday, 11 May 2015

Update - Spring 2015

Current Status

The project now has 71 members altogether. There are 42 members who have contributed their Y-DNA results to the project, and 40 people have contributed their Family Finder autosomal DNA (atDNA) results.

Y-DNA Results

New results became available for member 388986 whose ancestry goes back to John Spearin (b.1789) from Family CAN8-ON3. It was thus expected that he would match other people in Genetic Family 1 and indeed he does. His genetic distance (GD) from the modal haplotype is 1/37 indicating a very close match.

Interestingly, another member of this particular family has tested previously (kit no. 221180), and their common ancestor is the same John Spearin (b.1789) as above. However, these two members differ from each other by a GD of 2/37. One might expect that two people so closely related might share exactly the same genetic profile, but it appears that various mutations have occurred in the generations since John Spearin.

The specific markers that appear to have mutated are as follows:
  • DYS576 mutated from a value of 17 to 16 somewhere along the line from the Common Ancestor to member 388986
  • CDYa mutated from a value of 33 to 34 somewhere along the line from the Common Ancestor to member 221180
Based on these results, can we predict what John Spearin's genetic profile might have been? Yes we can. Assuming that no back mutations occurred during the 5 generations or so from the Common Ancestor, we can predict that the most probable profile was that of the current modal haplotype.

This process of "triangulation" potentially allows us to define the genetic signature of each of the MDKAs in each family, which in turn would allow us to help clarify which family branch is most closely related to the others.

Additionally, a member of the Maine Spearin's (family US41-ME4) has ordered a Y-DNA-37 test and we look forward to reporting the results in the next update.

SNP testing

Bob (kit 200083) has volunteered to undergo sequential SNP testing. Thus, with Bob acting as our proxy, members of GF1 are currently allocated to the group Cont 1 Group 2 in the I-M223 Y-haplogroup project.

Bob's SNP profile is as follows:
  • SNPs for which Bob has tested positive: Z78, Z185, L1198, Z166
  • SNPs for which Bob has tested negitive: Z190, Z79, F3195, PF5268
More downstream SNPs are being discovered all the time and there are 3 additional SNPs (so far) that we could test for, but we are waiting for the commercial companies (FTDNA or YSEQ) to develop specific tests for these new markers (S20905, Y6060, and P195.2, see green arrows in diagram below). In the long run, it may be cheaper to get one of the members of GF1 to do the Big Y test (currently $425 in the FTDNA Sales).

The particular subclade within Haplogroup I to which GF1 members belong, has been evolving. Previously, the positive presence of SNP Z78 placed us in the group Cont1-X (May 2012), then SNP Z185 placed us in the group Cont1-XXX (Jul 2012), then L1198 placed us in Cont1 Groups 1 and 1a (Sep 2012), and finally the presence of Z166 places us in the group Cont1 Group 2 (Oct 2014). There are currently 4 subgroups below this and in the future we may be placed in one of these, or alternatively in a completely different one (yet to be discovered). Further subclassification is bound to happen as time goes on, and it may be that the number of subgroups below Z166 expands from its current four to maybe forty. Ultimately, we will identify SNP markers that are specific for the Spearin family and will help determine our origins.

Unfortunately, reviewing the members characteristics in each of the subgroups currently at or below Z166 does not give any further clues as to the origins of the Spearin surname. It could be from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, or Scandinavia. Many more people from Europe need to be tested in order to try to tease out on which of the finer branches of the human evolutionary tree the Spearin surname sits.

Subgroup Z166 - click to enlarge

Subgroups below Z166 - click to enlarge

Traditional Genealogy update

The second MDKA profile has been posted on the blog. This one is for Luke Spearing, Most Distant Known Ancestor (MDKA) of the US65-NJ1 branch. More profiles will be published in due course. The aim of these profiles is to characterise the MDKA of each branch and allow comparisons to other MDKA profiles of other family branches, in the hope that the parents of this individual can be identified or links with other family branches can be established.

Several new pages have been added to the website. On the Homepage, under the Traditional Genealogy Heading, there is a new heading entitled: All Records. Clicking on this brings you to a page where we are slowly building a collection of all the records available for anyone named Spearin anywhere in the world. This is part of the systematic approach recommended for all One Name Studies by the GOONS (Guild of One Name Studies) and complements the work we have already done on the website, in particular the table relating to the Orphan Records which Bob has done great work on. 

We are starting with the Irish records but this will be expanded to all records everywhere in due course. Data from the records available online have been "scraped" off the relevant website using Outwit Hub and then tidied up into spreadsheets that are stored on Google Drive. Clicking on the links at the end of each entry will bring you (in most cases) to an image of the original document (or further links which will eventually lead you to the original). Hopefully (in time) it will be possible to allocate each entry to a specific family and a specific individual - columns have been inserted into each spreadsheet to allow this.

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Our Facebook group has 224 members and is a wonderful place for sharing information, photos, documents, and newspaper articles. There is currently some great discussions ongoing about the Maine Spearin's (US41-ME4) and it looks like the MDKA has been pushed back from John Spearin (born 1720) to his father Joseph (presumably born about 1690).

In the News

Here are several dates for your diary. I've been invited to give a presentation on the Spearin Surname Project at several venues over the course of the next few months. The details are below and it would be great to see you there if you are able to make any of them. I'll put the presentation up on YouTube as a video so those unable to make the event will be able to "join in" afterwards.

May 24th (Sunday) - The Simcoe County Museum (2-3pm)
1151 Highway 26, Minesing, Ontario L0L 1Y2
Sunday opening hours are 1pm to 4.30pm.
Admission to the museum is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, & $4 for children.

May 31st (Sunday) - Ontario Genealogical Society's annual meeting (1-2pm)
Georgian College, 1 Georgian Dr, Barrie ON L4M 6J8
Registration is required and is $115 but ends on May 15th.

Aug 22nd (Saturday) - The Genealogy Event, Limerick (10.30-11.15 am)
FitzGerald's Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Limerick
Registration is required and costs 30 euro.

Maurice Gleeson 
Project Co-Administrator 
May 2015

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

MDKA Profile - Luke Spearing 1792-1860 (US65-NJ1)

Luke SPEARING is the MDKA (Most Distant Known Ancestor) of the family branch US65-NJ1. The purpose of this profile is to characterise this individual and allow comparisons to other MDKA profiles of other family branches, in the hope that the parents of this individual can be identified or links with other family branches can be established.


Luke (c.1792-1860) was born in Adare, Limerick.  Little is known of his early life, but he married about 1817 and had moved to Lancashire (by 1838). His son Michael (c.1819-1899) emigrated to New Jersey (1848). There are no records of Luke's marriage or his children's baptisms. He may have had a brother James, and another son John.

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No birth or baptism record has been found for Luke. The 1851 England Census (taken on 30th March 1851) records a Luke aged 58 (giving a tentative birth year of 1792), living in Ashton in Makerfield,  and notes he was born in Adare, Limerick. His 1860 death certificate gives an estimated birth year of 1790, and the 1841 England Census gives an estimated birth year of 1801. This Luke is presumed to be the father of Michael below.

Luke's son Michael’s 1899 New Jersey death certificate records his parents as Luke & Catherine. Presumably they were married in Limerick about 1817, but no church record could be found for their marriage (according to a 2006 Report from Catriona Crowe of Limerick Genealogy). Catherine’s maiden name and her date of death are not known. There is currently no further evidence directly linking the Luke living in Ashton in Makerfield with Michael in New Jersey.

Luke had a son Michael (born in “Ireland” about 1819, from US censuses) and possibly a son John (the witness at Michael’s 1846 wedding). No baptism records for them have been found. It is not known if Luke & Catherine had any other children.

Michael (c.1819-1899) married Johanna Kelly (c.1823-1893) on 30 June 1846 in Askeaton, Co. Limerick. [1] Their witnesses were John Spearing (possibly a brother of Michael) and Martin Keeffe. They emigrated to New Jersey in 1848 (according to his Naturalization Record; no immigration records located to date) and had 5 known children – James, John, Mary, Catherine, & Eliza, all born in New Jersey (1852-1860). It is strange that none were called Luke (Michael’s father) or Patrick (Johanna’s father).

Sponsors at children’s baptisms
Despite several extensive searches, no baptism records have been found for Luke’s children, Michael and ?John (both probably born in Limerick).  It is likely that the records have been destroyed. Baptism records may be available for Michael’s children (born in New Jersey) and may mention his siblings (if they emigrated also). This may give clues to inherited family names (assuming some degree of naming convention was followed).

Luke was a tailor (England census 1841 & 1851; 1860 death certificate). He appears to have worked in Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England from 1841 up to his death in 1860. It is not known if he returned to Limerick for periods during this time.

Luke probably had a brother James. A Sarah Woodcock (living at School Lane, Ashton) is the witness on Luke’s 1860 death certificate. She lived a few doors down from Luke (in the 1841 England census) in Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire. And a Luke Spearing is a witness at her 1838 marriage to Henry Woodcock in Wigan, Lancashire (this is his first appearance in any records). Her maiden name was Spearing, she was born in Limerick, and her father was James Spearing, a farmer. Given their age difference, she is probably Luke's niece. Why she came to Lancashire and who she lived with are unknown. She had no children by her marriage to Henry Woodcock.

No further information is available for her father James. Presumably he was a farmer in Limerick, where she was born. There is a James Spearin in Griffith's Valuation for Limerick (dated 1852). He rented a House (but no land) from John O'Donnell in the townland of Carrigmartin (Parish of Cahernarry, Barony of Clanwilliam, about 1.5 km northwest of the village of Ballyneety in west Limerick). The fact that there was no land involved suggests that this is not the same James, unless perhaps he had retired. No James appears in the Tithe Applotements.

No direct information is available about Luke’s parents, but he probably had a brother called James (see above). Therefore their father or grandfather may have been called Luke or James.

Naming Convention
Luke’s only known children are Michael & possibly John. Therefore his father or grandfather may have been called Michael or John.

If his son Michael & Johanna followed Catholic naming conventions, and we have identified all their children and in the correct birth order, then their children’s names would imply the following:

Deductions from male children’s names:
Father’s father:                      James (incorrect – it is Luke)
Mother’s father:                    John (incorrect – it is Patrick)
Father:                                   n/a
Father’s oldest brother:         n/a
Mother’s oldest brother:        n/a

Deductions from female children’s names:
Mother’s mother:                  Mary (incorrect – Johanna’s mother was Catherine)
Father’s mother:                   Catherine (correct – Michael’s mother was Catherine)
Mother:                                 Eliza (incorrect – it is Johanna)
Mother’s oldest sister:          n/a
Father’s oldest sister:            n/a

As there is no apparent pattern, either they did not follow Catholic naming convention, or not all the children are known (e.g. they may have had children before they left Ireland in 1848).

Other information
Further details of Luke SPEARING can be found on the online trees available at the following links:

[1] Marriage of Michael Kelly to Johanna Kelly 1846Date of Marriage: 30/06/1846
Parish / District: ASKEATON
County: Co. Limerick
Husband: Michael SpearingWife Name: Johanna Kelly
Denomination: Roman CatholicOccupation:
Husband's Father: SpearingWife's Father Name: Kelly
Husband's Mother
Wife's Mother Name:
Denomination: Occupation:
Witness 1 Name: Martin KeeffeWitness 2 Name: John Spearing

Monday, 22 December 2014

Update - Winter 2014

Current Status

A very Merry Christmas to everyone. And wishing you all the best for the new Year.

2014 has seen a significant increase in membership, due in large part to the number of members joining the project with autosomal DNA results. The project now has 71 members altogether, up from 46 at the start of the year. There are now 40 members who have contributed their Y-DNA results to the project, an additional 13 people since the last update (Jan 2014). 

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In addition, 41 people have contributed their Family Finder autosomal DNA (atDNA) results. This is up from 19 at the beginning of the year, so these numbers have doubled. Several people from Genetic Family 1 have contributed their autosomal DNA results and even though the connection to a common ancestor is likely to be in the 1700's, several members are showing matching segments of DNA. This is very promising and will be the subject of a separate post in the New Year. 

It is likely that the combination of Y-DNA and autosomal DNA (atDNA) will help clarify which family branches are more likely to be related to which other family branches. Project members who have not yet tested their atDNA as yet are encouraged to do so, especially now when the Christmas sale has the Family Finder test on offer for $89 instead of the usual $99. 

Y-DNA Results

An additional genetic family has been created and added to the project bringing the total number of genetic families to eight. Genetic Family 8 has connections with Newfoundland and probably originated from England. There is an NPE somewhere within this genetic family and further research is ongoing.

As always, we need to keep in mind that even though different families may not be "genetically" related, they may still be “genealogically” related. This situation arises due to NPE’s (non- paternity events) such as adoption, illegitimacy, or legal name change. The rate of such NPE's is estimated to be 1-2% per generation, so after 24 generations (which roughly brings us back to the time when surnames first began to be in common usage), the likelihood of having an NPE along your particular direct male line is about 24-48%. The take home message is that these events are common.

The largest group is still Genetic Family 1 (the Limerick Spearin's) with 11 members listed. An additional member (kit 388986) has recently joined from family branch CAN8-ON3 but their results have been transferred from 23andme and therefore no STR markers were tested. However SNP testing at 23andme reveals that this new member belongs to the haplogroup I2b1 which is the same haplogroup as other members of Genetic Family 1, and were this member to have his STR markers tested (e.g. with FTDNA's Y-DNA-37 test), then it is likely that he would also fall into GF1.

In addition, several new members with ancestral links to the Early Limerick Spearin's have joined GF1. They don't carry the Spearin surname and therefore their links are not via the direct male line.  They have contributed autosomal DNA results to the project and there have been several lively discussions on the Facebook page about possible connections.

There are 2 members in Genetic Family 6 (Spearman), and 2 in Genetic Family 3 (Spearin/Spearing). There is only 1 member in Genetic Families 2, 4, 5, and 7 (singletons), and the remaining members are temporarily in either "Ungrouped R1b" (4 members) or "Ungrouped" (2 members). These members will be move into newly created Genetic Families once additional members join the project and match them.

Of interest, several new members with "European" variants of the surname have joined the project:
Spiering x2
Spierings x1
Sperringer x1
None of these new members match each other or anybody else currently within the project. This situation is likely to change as new members join.

SNP testing
As the genetic genealogy community sifts through the thousands of new SNP markers discovered in the past year, the size of the Y-haplotree has grown to gargantuan proportions. These new SNP markers will help define the finer branches of the tree and the place of each Genetic Family on it. 

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The particular branch of the tree upon which GF1 sits has been the subject of some ongoing SNP testing. Bob (kit 200083) has volunteered to represent the GF1 group and has been undertaking sequential SNP testing. In effect, his results serve as a proxy for everyone else in the group. Advice on which SNPs to test next are kindly provided by Aaron Torres and Wayne Roberts who are Admins for the I-M223 Y-haplogroup project. 

The results so far reveal that the members of GF1 belong to a subgroup of Haplogroup I2b1 known as "Cont1". Earlier this year, the particular SNP profile of Cont1 was M223 >>> Z161 > L801/Z76 > CTS6433 > Z78 > Z185 > L1198, the latter being the then-terminal SNP for this group (i.e. the most "downstream" SNP marker discovered up to that point in time). Bob has tested positive for the most downstream of these SNP's (Z185 and L1198). Since then, additional SNPs have been discovered in this group and Bob has tested positive for Z166, but negative for the more downstream SNP PF5268. This has only recently been reported (this week) so it remains to be seen what are the implications of this result and what are the next steps.

As more people test, the migration patterns of this particular I2b1 subgroup will become more clear and may give us clues as to how the Cont1 subgroup moved across Europe in the period from 4000 years ago up to the present day. And this in turn may help us elucidate the early migrations of the ancestors of GF1 prior to their arrival in Ireland. 

Traditional Genealogy update

The first MDKA profile has been posted on the blog. This one is for Patrick Spierin, MDKA of the IRL4-DUB1 branch (MDKA is Most Distant Known Ancestor). More profiles will be published in due course. It would help if each member completed the exercise for their own branch's MDKA (using the same style as the one just posted). The aim of these profiles is to characterise the MDKA of each branch and allow comparisons to other MDKA profiles of other family branches, in the hope that the parents of this individual can be identified or links with other family branches can be established.

Of particular relevance in these profiles is where the MDKA lived (i.e. the location) and also the names of witnesses at his wedding, and sponsors at his children's baptisms, as these will give possible clues to his siblings. Also, naming convention will give clues to his parents. Take a look at the first MDKA profile and see how much of it you can complete for your own MDKA. Send me what you have in a Word document and I will upload it to the blog (don't worry if it is incomplete - it can always be updated as more information becomes available).

At some stage in 2015 (it didn't happen in 2014), it is hoped that several members will visit Limerick to search through the Estate Papers of the Earl of Dunraven. This may unlock the secrets of many of the Spearin branches.
It really helps if people work on their own family trees and make them available online for collaboration with other members. Ideally, two links should be provided - one to your tree on Ancestry and another to your tree on Rootsweb. Ancestry requires a subscription and not everybody has one, but Rootsweb is completely free.

If you need help with this please use the Facebook group for assistance or email me directly for advice -  

Facebook & Website

Our Facebook group continues to grow and currently boasts 219 members, 37 additional members since the last newsletter. It is a wonderful place for sharing information, photos, documents, and newspaper articles. 

If you haven’t done so already, please fill in your family ID in the document “Which Family Are You” – just click on Edit Doc and add your Family ID. This helps everyone to know exactly where you fit into the bigger picture! You will find your Family ID in the Traditional Families table on the website.

And if you have an online tree please share it with the rest of the group - just send me the link via email and I will include the link in our Traditional Families Table.

Also, as we near the end of 2014, our website has received over 36,000 hits, that's 6000 additional hits this year. 

In the News

This October I had the pleasure of organising Ireland's second national genetic genealogy conference - Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2014 (GGI2014). This was once again held in the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) in Ballsbridge, Dublin, as part of the annual "Back to Our Past" genealogy exhibition and it was great to see so many familiar faces there. FTDNA sponsored the lecture series and I organised it on behalf of ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy). There is a separate blog about it and hopefully this will be come a regular annual feature on the Irish genealogical landscape.

The lecture series was recorded and you can view the presentations on the dedicated YouTube channel - Genetic Genealogy Ireland.

Also, I have been invited to speak at the Ontario Genealogical Society's annual meeting on 29th-31st May 2015, and this year it will be held in Barrie, Ontario! I was very pleasantly surprised by this as so many Spearin's ended up in Barrie and many of them still live there. With a bit of luck we can have a Spearin family reunion to take advantage of this. I'll be speaking about the project and what it has told us so far.

Spreading the Word

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who is interested in researching the Spearin name, or ask them to send me their email address and I will add them to the list.

If you want to be Y-DNA tested at a discounted rate through our project, click here. Currently the discounted rate for the Y-DNA-37 is $149 US (about £90 or 108 euro).

Be sure to get notification of each new post by putting your email address in the "Follow by Email" box at the end of the column to the right.

And if you ever want to unsubscribe from this list at any time, just let me know.

Aims of the Project

Just to recap on the goals of the project - to use genetic genealogy to enhance traditional (documentary) genealogical research with the ultimate goal of tracing each family with the Spearin/Spearing/Sperring surname (or other variant) back to their ancestral roots. The DNA part of the project has the following objectives:
  1. to identify which Spearin/Spearing families can be grouped together and therefore are related to each other genetically
  2. to identify the likely origin of each genetic family
  3. to establish which Spearin families are most closely related to each other and thus help to focus further documentary research (for example, are the Irish Spearin's related to the English Sperring's or the Dutch Spierink's?)
  4. to help people named Spearin/Spearing establish to which genetic family they belong
  5. to generate theories based on the DNA data relating to the deeper ancestral origins of each genetic family, both within a genealogical timeframe (i.e. after 1000 A.D.) and before it (i.e. route of migration out of Africa and into Europe, up to 1000 A.D.) 

Maurice Gleeson 
Project Co-Administrator 
Dec 2014

MDKA Profile – Patrick Spierin c1802-1872 (IRL4-DUB1)

Patrick SPIERIN is the MDKA (Most Distant Known Ancestor) of the family branch IRL4-DUB1. The purpose of this profile is to characterise this individual and allow comparisons to other MDKA profiles of other family branches, in the hope that the parents of this individual can be identified or links with other family branches can be established.

There are no clues from wedding witnesses or baptism sponsors as to the names of his parents or siblings, but based on Catholic naming convention his father may have been John and he may have had a brother called Nicholas. Where he was born is not known – the earliest evidence for his residence is his marriage record (Killenaule, Tipperary).

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No birth or baptism record has been found for Patrick. His 1872 death certificate[1] records his age as 70, suggesting a year of birth as 1802. However, a death notice in the Freeman’s Journal[2] reports his age as 64, giving a birth year of 1808. His wife (Mary MORGAN) has an estimated birth year of 1800 so the 1802 estimate may be closer to the truth than the 1808 estimate. His birth location is unknown.

A church marriage record reports that he married Mary MORGAN on 21st Jan 1828 in Killenaule, Co. Tipperary (about 10 miles east of Cashel).[3] He was apparently a member of the Peace Preservation Force (armed militia) and it may have been customary to post officers outside of the county in which they had been born in order to avoid any chances of intimidation of their family.

Witnesses at his Wedding
These were Bridget MORGAN (possibly a sister of the bride) and Ellen SAVAGE. No men are mentioned as witnesses.

They had 7 known children, according to church baptism records (some from Cashel & Emly, North Tipperary). Interestingly, the children were born in different places, suggesting that the family moved house frequently. This would be in keeping with Patrick being a member of the militia and thus being posted around the country from station to station. After their marriage in Killenaule (1828), they moved around northern Tipperary and resided in Rodus, Emly (1830); Killenaule (1833); Peake, Boherlan (1835); Donaskeagh, Knockavilla (1838); and then Dublin (about 1845).

Sponsors at children’s baptisms
As Patrick is likely to have been stationed quite a distance from his “home county”, the sponsors at the baptisms of his children are unlikely to have been from his family. And in fact there are no sponsors named SPIERIN. The MORGAN woman who acted as sponsor may have been a sister of his wife who travelled from Limerick to stay with her during her confinement.

1830 Catherine – Gerald FITZGERALD, Catherine MORGAN (possibly a sister of Mary)[4]
1833 John – Patrick MCCORMACK, Ann KENEDY[5]
1835 Edward – Michael COLLINS, Margaret STACK[6]
1838 Catherine – Elenora KELLY, Edmund TIERNY[7]
1842 Patrick – no baptism record found. 1901 census reports he was born in Dublin (1841-1842) but no record on
1842-1844 Nicholas – born in Dublin per 1881 UK census
1846 William – 1901 census says born in Dublin but baptism record (1846 Sandyford, Dublin) does not list sponsors

He was a sergeant of police, according to baptism records of his children. He probably worked for the Peace Preservation Force as there is no record of him in the Royal Irish Constabulary. The PPF were an armed militia and apparently there are no records extant. There is a Constable Speering mentioned in several newspaper articles and this is believed to be Patrick Spierin. He was the arresting officer in the murder case of Wayland & Cooper, an "agrarian outrage" which eventually sparked the Devon Commission.

No direct information available.

But if Patrick & Mary followed Catholic naming conventions, their children’s names would imply the following family first names:

Deductions from male children’s names:
Father’s father:                     John
Mother’s father:                    Edward
Father:                                    Patrick
Father’s oldest brother:       Nicholas
Mother’s oldest brother:      William

Deductions from female children’s names:
Mother’s mother:                  Catherine
Father’s mother:                   Catherine (uncertain, as this was a “replacement child” for the one who died previously)
Mother:                                  n/a
Mother’s oldest sister:          n/a
Father’s oldest sister:           n/a

The precise dates of the births of the last 3 children are uncertain and so the above naming convention may be incorrect, but the presence of the first name Nicholas among the children’s names links this family branch to the Early Limerick Spierin’s of the late 1600’s/early 1700’s.

No direct information available.

Other information
Further details of Patrick Spierin can be found on the online trees available at the following links:
Ancestry -
Rootsweb -

[1] Transcription: 16-Jan-1872 17 James Street Patrick Speirin married 70 porter on railway ch. Bronchitis, infirmity, 6 months, uncertified Mary Fowler present at death 17 James Street 27-Jan-1872
[2] Transcription: Patrick Speirin, 17 Jan 1872 at 17 James St, aged 64, employed in GSWR for 24 yrs (Great Southern & Western Railway)
[3] Transcription: On 21-1-1828, in the KILLENAULE Parish Register reference: K/AUL211 The Marriage of PATRICK SPIERAN and MARY MORGAN Groom's Address: Bride's Address: KILLENAULE Groom's Occupation: Bride's Occupation: Witnessed by: MORGAN BRIDGET SAVAGE ELLEN Priest: Comments: SPIERAN/SPIEREN IN REG.
[4] Name: CATHERINE SPIRIN Date: Date: 11/1/1830 Parish: EMLY Address: RODUS Father: SPIRIN PATRICK Mother: MORGAN MARY Occupation: Sponsor: FITZGERALD GERALD Sponsor: MORGAN CATHERINE Priest: Register: Comments: Comments:
[5] Name: JOHN SPIERAN Date: Date: 5/8/1833 Parish: KILLENAULE Address: KILLENAULE Father: SPIERAN PATRICK Mother: MORGAN MARY Occupation: Sponsor: MCCORMACK PATRICK Sponsor: KENEDY ANN Priest: Register: KILLEN\1106 Comments: SERGENT OF POLICE Comments:
[6] Name: EDMOND SPEARIN Date: Date: 8/9/1835 Parish: BOHERLAHAN Address: PEAKE Father: SPEARIN PATRICK Mother: MORGAN MARY Occupation: Sponsor: COLLINS MICHAEL Sponsor: STACK MARGARET Priest: Register: B/LAHAN/565 Comments: Comments:
[7] Name: CATHERINE SPEARMAN Date: Date: 28/1/1838 Parish: KNOCKAVILLA Address: DONASKEAGH Father: SPEARMAN PATRICK Mother: MORGAN MARY Occupation: Sponsor: KELLY ELENORA Sponsor: TIERNY EDMUND Priest: Register: K/AVILLA/342 Comments: (POLICE) Comments: