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 overhead…

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My Maternal Ancestors

By Alec Lunney Peter Alexander (“Alec”) Lunney (1896-1953) was the son of Hugh Andrew Lunney and Margaret Amelia Hourigan, and a descendant of James Moran and Margaret Jamieson, and also of Mary Lahey. His “A Collection of Family and Ottawa…

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