Farrington and Cunningham families

Joe Begnell

Patrick Farrington who was born on the Hillsbrook Estate in 1842
Joe Begnell
Honor Cain (Keane/Cain)
Joe Begnell


My Great Great Grandparents were Patrick Farrington and Honoria Kain (Cane, Kane) whose family lived on the Hillsbrook Estate at the time of Patrick’s birth in 1842.  They were first cousins.

Emigrated to far flung shores

Honor left for Australia in the mid 1850s and later sponsored Patrick who was also assisted by the Parish of St. Mary’s Killererin. Their parents were Patrick Farrington and James Kain,  The sisters were Mary and Catherine Cunningham.

Patrick, somehow survived the famine. His father died but his mother was still alive at the time of his departure in early 1863.

The search continues

I’ve visited and have searched the cemetery at St. Mary’s Killererin. There are several recent Farrington and Cunningham graves there. I would love to contact any family who might know of the family and any relatives in the Barnaderg/ Tygrenaun/Cottage/Killererin areas.

My email address is begnellj@yahoo.com.

This page was added on 17/06/2019.

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