The Queen vs. Kelly

‘Shocking Murder’ It was on Good Friday, 9 April 1841, that John Kelly killed his brother-in-law Michael Hourigan. According to an account published in the Bathurst Courier, the two men had spent the afternoon drinking at Henry Smith’s brewery, where they had been overheard…

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Railway Ancestors

Thomas Benton Also a Lumberman Ancestor. Born at Clonganhue, Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary in 1826, Thomas Benton was the son of Thomas Benton Sr., a tailor, and Catherine (‘Kitty’) Dwyer. Thomas Benton emigrated to North America (probably first to the United States) in…

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Lumberman Ancestors

Thomas Benton Also a Railway Ancestor. Born at Clonganhue, Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary in 1826, Thomas Benton was the son of Thomas Benton Sr., a tailor, and Catherine (“Kitty”) Dwyer. Thomas Benton emigrated to North America (probably first to the United States) in the…

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