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Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Hooley
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:46:22 -0500
In-Reply-To: <90D98E68AA644A0EB7B251B44A476416@D9S3Q541>


Tim,I am tracing the Coffeys of Albany and Troy,James F...circa 1847 arriival...CARPENTER,LUMBER BUSIINESS IN THE ARBOR HILL AREA OF ALBANY...COULD WE HAVE A CONNECTIION?
---- Tim Hooley <> wrote:
> David through my research the only county (1830) where the maiden name of my
> Grandmother (Coffey) and my Grandfather Hooley appeared in great numbers was
> in Tipperary.
>
> There were a number of records where my last name was spelled as Howley as
> it was on my Grandfather's naturalization records on which he signed with an
> "X", and his place of birth listed as Tipperary.
> So not able to sign his name, he most likely did not speak English rather
> more likely as so many Troy Irish immigrants of the mid 1850s he spoke
> Gaelic.So I assume the last name was spelled by transcribers as he had
> pronounced it.
>
> But from what I have found the original Hooley clan is more prevalent as
> you say in West Cork as they were originally part of the Driscoll clan.
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "OBrien, David" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Hooley
>
>
> > Yes, Wholey seems to be the common variation especially in Ireland.
> > Glad to hear your Hooleys came from Cork because my research indicated
> > that is where the name occurs most often. Hope I can turn something up
> > in Cork one day.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > [mailto:] On Behalf Of Lynne
> > Sisk
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:12 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Hooley
> >
> > My husband's Hooleys are from Kyemore, Parish of Kilmacabea, Co. Cork
> > and
> > settled in Little Falls, NY. However, the name was originally spelled
> > Wholey and pronounced "hwelly".
> >
> > Lynne Sisk
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "OBrien, David" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 2:15 PM
> > Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Hooley
> >
> >
> >> Pat, as Tim knows I'm searching for Green Island Hooleys. Edward
> > Hooley
> >> and Bridget Canfield arrived in Green Island around 1847. They had
> > kids
> >> in Ireland and more in Green Island, including my ggrandmother Eliza
> > who
> >> married Edward Wallingford there. I had a surname distribution search
> >> done once and Cork was the most logical county of origin because of
> > the
> >> relatively rare occurrence of both the Hooley and Canfield names. I
> >> haven't gotten any further. David
> >> >>
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