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Hello, There is very little evidence (online) that James Shea ever existed, but at least there is evidence. I located three document(ation)s that provide information onJames Shea.
New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Name: Bartholomew Shea
Birth Year: abt 1827
Arrival Date: 19 May 1855
Vessel Name: Matoaka
Origin Location: Lattra, County Tipperary, Ireland
This document also says that Bartholomew, was born in Drumcliff, County Clare, Ireland. He was working the voyage as a shipman. He had a sister named XXXXX XXXXXving in Sydney. His father was dead and his mother was living in Drumcliff.
Griffith's Valuation of Ireland - Drumcliff, Clare County
There are four people listed with the surname Shae;
Anne Clonroad More
John Clonroad Beg Town of Ennis Turnpike Road
Mary Clonroad Beg Town of Ennis Turnpike Road
Michael Clonroad Beg Town of Ennis Market Place
We find Bartholomew's mother, Mary Shae, living in Drumcliff, Clare County, Ireland in 1855 with John. He is probably a relative. He could be her son or he could be James' father, her father-in-law.
Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911
Name: James Shea
Baptism Date: 1 Jan 1801
Baptism Place: Roman Catholic, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Father's Name: John Shea
Mother's Name: Nora Coggin
FHL Film Number: 823809
This is the only record for birth I located for a James Shea that would fit the years to be Bartholomew's father. Considering the Penal Laws and the fire at the PublicRecords Office, you are very fortunate to have this information, without having to travel to Ireland. However, this is not enough proof if you want to proliferate or publish the information. If that is your intent, I suggest you hire a researcher in Ireland who can do onsite research for you.
Can not seem to find anything past Nora Coggin and John Shea
No date of births or deaths.
As I said before records are sparse, but if you would like me to take another look, I will.
If you could that would be geat. Thank you
The only other info I have is that they had a son Bartholomew born approx 1831 and died in Galong, Australia 20/09/1882. And had 2 daughters, Mary and Cathrine. I have no info on them except Cathrine came to Australia as well on the Matoaka, 19 of May,1855. Mary was already living in Australia.
Since I last got in touch with you I found out that James Shea married Mary Lillis and a date of 1868 which must be the year she died.But I still can not find out who James father or mother was. From what I have so far is James married Mary and had 3 children, Bartholomew , born 30,July,1827 and died in Australia 20,September,1882 and was married to Margaret Delohery in 1855 and died 1907 and had 10 children.They came to Australia on the ship Matoaka. James and Mary and Cathrine but I have no dates. Is this of any use?
Hope to hear from you ,
I have been out of town and I arrived home late last night .I just received your messages this morning. I will combine this information with the original information you gave me and I should have an answer for you later today or tomorrow.
I apologize for the delay.
James Shea, son of John Shea and Nora (C)Goggins, was born on 1 January 1801 in Killarney, Kerry, Ireland and Married Mary Lillis.
John Shea was born in 1782 in Kerry, Ireland. He was Roman Catholic. He married Nora Goggin on 24 February 1800 in Killarney, Kerry, Ireland and died in 1872 in Yougal, Ireland.
Nora Goggin was born in 1782 and died in 1867 both incidents taking place in Castletown Bearhaven, Cork, Ireland.
Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911 - James Shea
Griffith's Valuation of Ireland - Drumcliff, Clare County - John Shea
Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898 - John Shea
United Kingdon, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913 - John Shea
Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 - John Shea