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(About 1790-)
(About 1795-)
HARKEN, Patrick
(About 1805-)
HARKEN MS UNKNOWN, Sarah? Margaret?
(About 1805-)
McGUNNIGAL, James (DNA Linked)
HARKEN, Margaret (DNA Linked)
McGUNNIGAL, Sarah Ann (DNA Link)
(About 1855-1924)


Family Links

1. SWEENEY, James

McGUNNIGAL, Sarah Ann (DNA Link) 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1855, County Donegal, Ireland 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): SWEENEY, James on 1 August 1875 in Rathgory, County Donegal, Ireland 1
  • Died: 25 October 1924, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand 7 8
  • Buried: 1924, Linwood Cemetery, Linwood, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand 7

   Other names for Sarah were McGONIGAL, Sarah,9 McGUNNIGAL, Sarah, SWEENEY, Sarah,9 10 SWEENEY, Sarah Ann,4 6 7 8 SWEENEY, Sarah Ann, Mrs,11 12 SWEENIE, Sarah 13 and SWEENY, Sarah.5

  General Notes:

Sarah was aged 16 years old when recorded by the 1871 census, living with her family in Chapelhall, in the parish of Bothwell. She had been born in Ireland and was single. No occupation was noted for her, so she may have helped out at home. The family lived East of Biggar Road, in a dwelling that had one room windowed.

In September 1910 Mrs Sarah Ann Sweeney with her husband James, and their sons Patrick, Daniel Joseph and John, arrived in Sydney, New South Wales from Melbourne, Australia as unassisted immigrants aboard the ship Suffolk:
"Name:Mrs Sarah Ann Sweeney
Port of Departure:Melbourne
Port of Arrival:Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date:9 Sep 1910
Vessel Name:Suffolk"

from Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists 11

Sarah married James SWEENEY, son of Charles SWEENY and Unknown, on 1 August 1875 in Rathgory, County Donegal, Ireland.1 (James SWEENEY was born about 1854 in Rosnakill, County Donegal, Ireland 4 6 13.)


1 GRO Scotland, Holytown district Lanarkshire Births 1876.

2, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

3, Brett Green Family Tree.

4 1891 UK Census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 14; Page: 11.

5 1901 UK Census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 16; Page: 19;.

6, New Zealand, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920.

7, Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current.

8, New Zealand, Death Index, 1848-1964.

9 GRO Scotland, Bellshill district Lanarkshire Marriages 1906.

10, New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 Canterbury, North, Central.

11, New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 (1910 September Suffolk).

12, New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922.

13 1881 UK census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 13; Page: 15.

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