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30 Sep 2008
My name is David Convery, I have a so William, and my father was also named William.
I have traced my family back to Michael mitchell Convery born in Bangor Ireland in 1806.
Do you know any thing about him. i have lots of info i would send you on the family. my mom has been doing this since the 1920s
Regards Dave
 

 
28 Aug 2008
I am seeking info re family of Cuskerns who went from Derry, likely Maghera,  to North East England, Walker, Wallsend, Gateshead circa 1860's, is there anything in your research which can point me to their origins in Ireland please? Family links to them include convery somehow, not sure how and there was a Melon/Mellon family. The name is very rare, some spelling of Cuskin, or cuskeran.
Yours sincerely
nmckellar
 

 

25 June 2008
Hi William
Congrats on your great site. I have a notion to do one of my own sometime. I am Mary Convery and here in Paisley in Scotland we have quite a few Converys'. My family seem to be one of the largest in this area i believe and as the 7th of 10 children, most of whom have 3 children each the family continues to flourish. Countless cousins are around this area also.
It would seem that we originate from the area of County Down in NI .... Portaferry / Downpatrick area. My Father is Andrew the 2nd youngest of ten and his father James was born near here in Glasgow to another James Convery who was born (circa 1844) in Ireland  (thats all it says on my his marriage certificates, Ireland, no county or date) so he is proving difficult to find.
My father was told that his grandfather had gone from Ireland to USA when aged about 12yrs old (c1856) with the rest of the family ....and then somehow came and settled in Glasgow (c1864) here in Scotland. He married three times ( Maggie Bulloch. Mgt Cameron,and Maryann McCafferty or O'Neil who all sadly died quite young)  before going back to the land of his birth to die. He died in Co Down but we are unsure of where he is buried.  Our family names tend to be James, Joseph, Daniel, john, Michael, Agnes, Theresa, Mary, Anne, Catherine...to name a few. My fathers parents were James Convery and Mary Donaghy. I intend to pop over to N Ireland to search the archives to see what i can find and  I would be grateful for any info floating about, or advice you or anyone can give me. thank you.
PS Many of our ancestors went to US in the 1800,s i wonder if we are related also William.
Mary Convery
 

 

21 June 2008
Hello my name is Marc Lavey.  I live in the United States (Buffalo, New York) and have come across your web page.  I just wanted to take a moment and say that you have done a wonderful job in presenting you page.  The information is wonderful and I have enjoyed your articles.  I am not sure if my family is any decent of the Lavey family that the county is named, yet I have still found your information very interesting.  Here all we really know is that our family is from Irish decent and any other information has been lost through the generations.  I am not even sure how popular the Lavey name is in Ireland.  It has always been a dream of mine to come and see your wonderful country.  If you have any other pictures you are willing to share I would greatly like to see them.  
Thank you again.

Marc R Lavey
 


 
23 April 2008

Dear William,
 Greetings from Melbourne Australia. I'm trying to trace decendents of Sarah CONVERY. Lavery Parish marriage records have given me the following information CONVERY Sarah MORAN Michael 1863 & CONVERY Sarah MORAN Michael 1864 two different dates, two separate entries. Sarah & Michael have a daughter my Great Grandmother Mary MORAN, Latterday Saints records give the following information BIRTH Mary MORAN parents Sarah CONVERY & Michael MORAN born 22 January 1865 Bellaghy, Londonderry. 

Sarah & Michael then turn up in the 1871 British Census (South Shields, Co Durham) surname spelt MOORAN they list along with Mary aged 5 another daughter Catherine aged 8 on this census Sarah is 27 & Michael 31.

I'd love more information on Sarah, Michael and Catherine & I'd like to solve the mystery of why two different marriage dates?, Regards
Christine Smith-Stephens.
 

 
 
17 April 2008
I was fascinated to find your website when I Googled my great-great-grandfather, Michael Convery, born in Co. Down (I don't know where) in about 1801, according to the 1871 census. In 1841 he was an agricultural labourer living in Handsworth near Birmingham, married to Ann, and he probably died in Brum in 1875. His children were Bridgett, Mary, Elizabeth, Ann, Edward and Ellen. Ellen, my g-g-grandmother, married Thomas Hugh Vigurs and stayed in Brum. I've no idea if Michael was related to your family, but I'll keep an eye on your site to see if I can glean any more information!
Judy Vigurs, Newcastle (Tyne and Wear)
 

 

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