I am currently researching all my ancestors. Why limit yourself? All of them had descendants that culminated in me being born in Wellington, New Zealand.
Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of some of them. I’ll add further details and links to posts as I get to them.
(Castle Bernard/Mahon, Co Cork, Ireland)
(Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Ireland)
Robert (son of Joseph) and family came to NZ via Queensland on the Fiery Star 1863
(Middleton, Norfolk, England)
One woman, two brothers = scandal!
(Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Ireland)
William and Isabella (nee Corrigan) followed their daughter Elizabeth to New Zealand
(Aghern, Co Cork)
(Clonteadmore, Ireland; England)
As per Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland – pg 266
Rachel, daughter of Nathaniel, came to NZ via Australia
My first illegitimate ancestor
(London and Clapham, England)
They were very photogenic too!
(Court of Henry VIII; Ghent, Belgium)
And the ten other spelling variations! The family of artists.
(Falkirk and East Kilbride, Scotland)
Tailors and drapers of the world
The family’s first divorce!
(London and Alderholt, Dorset)
Including that Other John Key
(Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland)
(Walcot, Bath and Lovington, Somerset, England)
(North Runcton and Middleton, Norfolk, England)
Also transcribed as Man/Mann or Shaw – the writing is difficult to read!
(Hatfield and Walsall, England)
Two brothers, one woman = scandal!
(Cahirduggen, Co Cork)
As per Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland – pg 517
(of Ballyvolane House, Co Cork)
See articles by HF Morris in the Irish Genealogist
(Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland, via Cressona, PA)
The Wilson’s of Lecumpher Parish Church
(Nelson and previously Martin nr Timberland, Lincolnshire, England)