Thomas BALFE and Sarah KENNY
County Wicklow, Ireland to Lombardy, Ontario, Canada in 1847
May 22, 2007:
I don't have letters like Barb Dowling, but while awake in the night I
realized I have a few photos that truly exemplify our project. (I got them
from a Balfe descendant in New York.)
Below is the Fitzwilliam emigration notice for Thomas Balfe and Sally Kenny,
who settled in Lombardy (S. Elmsley) near the Poonamalie Lock.
Attached is Sarah/Sally Kenny. Isn't she a beauty?? Also attached is half
the wedding photo of Thomas Balfe Jr. and Ann Hourigan. Her father, Michael,
and his brother, worked on the Rideau Canal.
I have a picture of the daughters of Thomas and Sally. Three of them married
into Canal workers' families, as did another son, Michael. I'm searching for
that photo now.
Fitzwilliam Tenants, Coolattin Estate - Family Group
ID: 18 Parish Carnew
Year Listed: 1847
Surname Balf (Balfe)
Reference No. 257
Thomas 40, Sarah 35, Thomas 15, Mary 14, Ann 11, Michael 8, Pat 5. There was also a
cousin, Biddy Shannon (35) and her son Thomas (10), who were scratched off the list.
From Kilcavan, County Wicklow
Sarah / Sally Kenny Thomas Balfe Jr. and Ann Hourigan
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