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The Queen vs Kelly (Part I)

‘Barbarously Murdered’ On Sunday last, a man named John Kelly, was lodged in gaol on a charge of murder, in having in the township of March, on the Friday previous, stabbed one Michael Horrogan, his brother-in-law, in an affray, from…

Where did John Lahey Go?

Or; Margaret Jane Killeen, the Widow who Wasn’t There are a couple of notable scandals to be found in the annals of my Lahey ancestors, but I think I’ll leave the manslaughter cases for a later entry. For now, just…

“To Hear the Wolves Howl”

From some reminiscences written by Thomas Edwin Moran (1860-1942), son of Alexander Michael Moran and Mary Leavy: My father known as Alexander Morin known as ‘Sandy’ married Mary Levi of Pakenham. They lived on a farm in the White Lake…

Memories of the Morans

Emmett Patrick Sloan (1920-2007) was the son of John Percival Sloan and Mary Lillian Fagan, and a descendant, through his mother’s side, of James Moran and Margaret Jamieson. He was also a family historian who spent years constructing a very…