BRANIGAN, Martha[1]


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  • Name BRANIGAN, Martha 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I5050  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2013 

    Family CRAIG, William James,   b. 1850,   d. 1939, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    +1. CRAIG, Jessie Margareta
     2. CRAIG, William James
     3. CRAIG, Basil Henry
     4. CRAIG, David
    +5. CRAIG, Agnes
    +6. CRAIG, Janie Alexander,   b. 1877
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 13 August 2013
      Comments: Cousin,
      You have a Martha Branigan married to William James Craig on your tree (I was googling William James Craig to see what I could find). She is the next older sister to my 2great grandfather Thomas Brengan. We have a copy of her diary as she and 'Willie' go to Australia. Her father didn't approve of the match so her older sister Margaret helped she and 'Willie' Craig get to the 2nd Presbyterian Church in Ballymoney and elope off to Australia. (She was 16 and he considerably older - and well traveled- he had been to the gold fields in California). He gave up his family estate to elope with her which even today is a large farm by northern Ireland standards (365 acres). Limepark is now a bed and breakfast and a artists retreat (beautiful place - we saw it in 2008 and have some pictures too).

      I'm writing this upstairs to not disturb my wife's sleep - so I don't have access to my files, however, if you are interested in a copy of the diary and family tree info let me know.

      Dave Brengan
      Port Hadlock, Washington

      Dave Brengan

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] .

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