the old guestbook - part 1
Nice site! I was born 8/1962. I am the eldest of 14 siblings. My father is William Patrick Donnelly IV, born 10/1941, in Philadelphia, PA. His father was William Patrick Donnelly III, Also born in Philadelphia, 6/4/1917- 4/1975? His father was William Patrick Donnelly II or Jr. Our family owned a parking lot/garage in Philadelphia? I am just beginning my family search. Any help would be appreciated.
William (Patrick) Donnelly V
Village of Wolverine Lake, Michigan USA
My great-grand father, John Thomas
Donnelly was born in 1875 in Chester,
England and grew up there before coming
to Boston in 1892. His brothers were
Francis "Frank", William "Bill" and
sisters were, Anne, Agnes, and
Margaret. His parents, Thomas and Mary
(nee Collins) were from Ireland, but we
don't know where from. Does have any
imformation on Chester, Endland
Donnellys? I am specifically
interested in Thomas Donnelly from
John M. Donnelly
Los Angeles, California USA
I never knew there were so many of
us! I'm a London born son of Gerry
Donnelly and Una (nee Gargan) from
Dublin, three brothers (Stephen,
Gerard, Michael) one sister (Ann),two
children (Patrick and Ciaran) and eight
nieces/nephews. Cousins by the
Good idea for the website, sign me up
for a few dozen tee-shirts.
Sorry, y do not English.y search Doreen
Donnelly, in -/+ 1976, Doreen, travel
in Belgium.In 1976.Doreen adress:
lolly lane, Centereach, NY 11720 if
possible contact my, for remember
travel.In 1976 y am Citizen Band, and
this day y am HamRadio. possible
contact my: email@example.com
It's verry importante for my, for
remember, y am dépressive and search
old friend's for good remember.
Many, Many thank's it's verry nice site.
Good end for 2001 + verry good 2002.
Alain Muno in CB COCA ONE
Yvoir, Namur Belgium
I agree with my Dad, very interesting.
Horndean,, Hants. England
Very interesting to find out what
Donnelly actually means, I'd always
Horndean., Hants. England.
Proud to be a Donnelly.
Has anyone else heard about the story
relating to the red hand of Ulster
being on the Family crest?
Two rival Families,one of which being
the Donnellys,were in a race from the
Aran isles across the sea to the
mainland at Donegal-whichever clan
chief touched the soil could claim the
land for his family.As they approached
the land the Donnellys were losing.The
clan chief needed some quick thinking
and acting.So he chopped off his hand
and threw it onto the approaching beach
thus winning the contest and the land.
Hence the red blood stained hand on the
Would love to chat to some Donnellys in
Cumbernauld , Glasgow Scotland
My maiden name is Donnelly. My fathers
name is John Joseph Donnelly. He was
born in Philadelphi PA.On November
30,l931.My grandmothers name was Alice.
The only thing he knows about his
father is his name was James Donnelly.
PLEASE if you know of any info to help
me search for family tree you can
contact me Jean52301@cs.com
Henderson, TN USA
I've just opened this site but I hope I won't regret it.I decided to opn this site after I found out more infos about Magherafelt.I have some friends in Magherafelt and their name is Donnelly(Mark and Ann).I don't know if they are the same Donnelly with this site but any way good-lock!
Suceava, Suceava Romania
my name is kyle robert donnelly and i
am 14.I would like to talk to other
donnellys around the world!
Kyle D. Donnelly
accord, New York U.S.A
Being a Donnely is great!!
Kyle D. Donnelly
accord, New York U.S.A
Wow! so many donnelly's!! i am 14 yers
old! well i g2g have fun!
Great, thought the comments from the
Donnelly's all over the world were
brilliant. As I have seen , all very
proud to be a Donnelly and so should it
Does anyone have any Donnelly family
from the 1800's mid who wre born at
Johnswell in Ireland?
Good luck to you all
Hello all! Always interested in
learning more about my family. My
father is Timothy Donnelly and he has
sisters and brothers; Terry, Maryann,
David, Thomas, Catherine, Mo.
I don't know much about the family,
only a little here and there. They are
all spread out. What I would really
like is to talk to someone who lives in
England or Ireland so I can learn more
about the country also. Thanks!!
Horseheads, New York USA
Hello love the site.
My maiden name is Donnelly I was
born In Lanarkshire Scotland,To John
and Margaret Donnelly ( nee Farrell)
I have 4 sister and 2 brothers and
loads of Donnelly and Farrell
Relations, In Scotland and Ireland.
" Slainte "
Ft .Worth , Texas USA
Looking for a Charles Donnelly who grew
up in Beverley, MA. Later lived in NY
and died in Oakland Gardens, Queens.
His wife was Muriel and they had a son
Ted married to a Kathy.
St. John's, Newfoundland Can
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Great site. In my Donnelly family tree
are Codys, O'keefes, Starrs
(Detroit),etc, Grandparents (Mary
Teresa Cody and William Donnelly)
married in Bridgeport, CT in 1901. One
branch of family lived in Old Lyme, CT.
Grandparents died young leaving 6
kids. So family history is lost.
Would love to find out where
grandparents were born in Ireland.
Needles are found in haystacks, so who
Iowa City, IA USA
I have always been proud to be a
Donnelly. I'm a 17 year old who just
wanted to know what the hell Donnelly
actually ment so I could have more
pride when I write my name on whatever.
So thanks for the website.
Elka Park, NY USA
have donnelly photo album,and would
like to match photos with names.album
sent to mary sullivan,all photos taken
in hamilton ont.
have donnelly photo album,and would
like to match photos with names.album
sent to mary sullivan,all photos taken
in hamilton ont.
Hello, I am the eldest grandson of
Gerald 'Tom Ban' Donnelly. I am 17
years old and my mother's family are
also Donnelly's from Kildress. Her
Great Grand mother was Mc Donagh from
Galway who married Donnelly From
Kildress. The to Donnelly Clan's of
East Tyrone and their both my relatives.
If anyone knows my uncle William
Donnelly, who was secetary Attorney
General please pass on my e-mail
address to him. Thank you Excelent site
by the way!!!!!!!!!!
Limehill, Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone IRELAND
a fine site. was amazed to realize so many carry this noble name. my dad was henry bernard donnelly, my mother was vivian tyler. don't know much of the history of the family.
hawley, texas usa
Looking for descendants of Charles
Donnelly b. 1905 St. John's, Nf CAN. He
moved to Lynn, MA abt. 1920 and to
Flushing, NY abt. 1929. His wife's name
was Muriel and he had a son Ted Donnelly
who should still be alive - somewhere.
Charles died in 1981, Oakland Gardens,
Queen's, NY. Anybody recognizing these
names, please contact me.
St. Johns, Newfoundland Can
I writing you to let you know that I
have some old bird paintings that was
framed by the "James Bute" framing
company of houston,texas and I was
wondering if you might know someone
who's an appraiser that could check
them out for me. Thank You! H.Mack
Henry L. Mack
Houston, Texas USA
I'm a Donnelly living and working in
London. I'm the eldest son of Peter
Donnelly originally of Pomeroy, Co
Tyrone. Love reading about all the rest
Hello everyone, i am 17 year old male
who is studying computing at college. I
actually came across this site while
looking for sites to evaluate. Anyway,
nice to see somebody has been bothered
to go through the trouble of creating a
site, and i like the email option.
This is pretty cool. Im 17, originally
a new yorker, i moved here cuz my mom
is in the military. Georgia sucks.
Well, i like the site.see ya.........
Savannah, Georgia USA
Hi ..... Great site ! Im a Donnelly
living in Melbourne Australia. My
Father ( Micheal J Donnelly ) and the
rest of my living relatives still live
in Bathurst. It is rumoured that a
Donnelly was the mistress of Benjamin
Chiffley during his time in Bathurst...
Melbourne, Vic Australia
just saying hello . to all the
donnellys out there , that i know and
that i dont know yet. if you think you
have relatives in wexford please
newross, co.wexford ireland
Interesting site! Proud to be a Donnelly
Well travelled folk, great site
just giving the donnelly name a good
name in sports. i hit bombs in baseball
and dunk in basketball....im doing my
job..and when i get big im putting the
crest on my arm
Descendant of Joseph and Esta Donnelly
of West Virginia. Son of Robert Donnelly
Baltimore, Maryland USA
Looking for county of origin of James
and Bridget Donnelly. James, born
1801, and Bridget born 1807. Came to
Lancaster, Pennsylvania about 1820.
All documents indicate their origin as
Ireland only, no county or city.
Lancastee, Pennsylvania USA
Am I stupid or what but I can't seem to
view the guestbook comments/questions?
I had a one second glimpse of them and
then this screen appeared.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA
I am looking for a James Donnelly
b:1837 & wife Jane b:1841 from Cork
County Ireland. Came to U.S. thru
Canada,Settled in Philadelphia.
Their son James Donnelly married a
Alice (Golden) Welding.I dont have
much to go on. I would appreciate
any response if this family sounds
like a possible match in your family
Maryalice kiel Donnelly
Ormond Beach, Florida U.S.A.
Hi! I have been looking a long time for
info on my family tree. And eventhough
this site is very interesting, I don't
see any names that are familiar. I am
pretty sure that the side of the
Donnellys that I am looking for came
from Germany, but I could be wrong. All
I know is that my fathers name is Duane
David Donnelly, my grandfathers name is
Duane Howard Donnelly,My great
granfather is Pat Donnelly and my great
great grandfather is William Donnelly
who I think might have been married to
an Alice Meehan. That is all I know,
but I would like to know who they all
married and what all of there kids
names are. If anyone can help me with
this, please e-mail me.
Hi, my mother's maiden name is
Donnelly.My Grandfather was
Michael Donnelly born in 1917 in
West Cork I think.He had 2 brothers
Philip(a priest) and Sean(a
headmaster in Cork Glasheen
School).His parents lived in Youghal
Co.Cork but from Tyrone. Any links??
Co.Cork, Southern Ireland
Greetings to North American cousins
from an Australian Donnolley. I only
found out last week the origins of our
clan. Cousins Michael and Patrick
Donnelly from Newbridge, Co Kildare,
were transported for life to New South
Wales for stealing a mare. They arrived
in Sydney aboard The Asia in 1825.
Assigned to William Ogilvie in the
Hunter Valley, where some of the family
has remained. Michael behaved, married
and was eventually pardoned. Patrick
absconded and became a bushranger. The
spelling changed to Donnolley around
the turn of last century. Slan go foill.
Nice site, keep up the good work.
Athlone, Roscommon Eire
Great site,my fathers name was also
Thomas Edward Donnelly, he had brothers
Bill and Frank. We all lived in
Vancouver B.C.,I was born in
Mallardville B.C. in 1937 and just
starting to trace my family tree,If you
can help, Please E-Mail. All The Best.
Thomas Edward Donnelly
Guelph, Ontario Canada
I'm a Donnelly by birth (Keller by
marriage)and am the daughter of Andrew
William Donnelly (of Stuyvesant Oval, NY
NY) and god-daughter/niece of Robert
Edward Donnelly. My grandparents were
Andrew and Lillian Donnelly of NY, NY.
I believe my dad's cousin Vince started
this web site. It sure is great to read
all the journal entries.
Jennifer Donnelly Keller
Emerald Hills, CA USA
Just want to thank this site to all
ends, particularly because--I FOUND MY
LOST RELATIVES! (read Thom Donnelly
from VA). I don't think I would ever
have found them if not for this site!
Thank you for helping us find each
other and ending that void that has
always been there :) Just looking
forward to getting to know everyone if
Colleen in NJ
Union, NJ USA
Just saying Hi! to some other Donnellys.
Phil Donnelly in rainy East Lothian
Am interested in finding out more about
the Donnelly's of County Wexford,
Ireland. My great grandfather
Richard Donnelly was born there in 1800.
He married Margaret Murphy. They had
nine children. The family settled in
Ontario, Canada. They then spread to
Kansas and Michigan etc. I'd be
interested in corresponding with others
from this county in Ireland.
Idaho Falls, , ID USA
just thought I'd add to this most interesting site. Don't know all that much about family history except that they came from Ireland, landed in Canada and came across the Peace Bridge. Some were laborers like bricklayers, ironworkers, some were maids, all of them came over here and sent for the others at one point or another. My dad is John, who was a prize fighter in New York, his dad, John, was a bricklayer who died last year aged 91. Great Gramma was a twin, both were fortune tellers. Donnellys are some interest people.
Mayville, New York USA
Hi all, My name is Andrew Donnelly,
My Dad, Felix Donnelly moved to
Canada from Glasgow in 1965. His
father and his Grandfather were both
Felix's. I have seen mention on this
list of others who have Felix's in there
family. There has got to be link
between these Felix's.
Feel free to email me, especially if
you have a Felix in your family
All the Best
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Please advise when donnelly Stuff is
Franklin Square, New York USA
LOVE THIS SITE!!
ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO ON DR. WILLIAM DONNELLY WHO MARRIED MARJORIE MACLAUGHLIN IN PICTON ONTARIO, CANADA IN MID 1800'S? HE WAS MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER. HE CAME FROM IRELAND, BUT WE DONT KNOW FROM WHERE. THEIR KIDS MOVED TO CHICAGO. THEN THEIRS TO OHIO. WHICH IS WHERE I WAS BORN.
ANY CLUES, SEND ME A MESSAGE. THANKS!
Sarasota, FL USA
Very impressed with this site. Would be
great if we could all help each other
trace our families. I'm trying to find
information on my grgrgrgrandfather,
Robert Donnelly. He was born 27 April
1760 in Dublin, Ireland. He came to the
U.S. when he was about 14 (1774) in the
company of John Barry. Not sure where he
entered the U.S. but eventually ended up
in Virginia. Would like to find out
about his ancestors in Ireland. I have
his history after coming to the U.S. but
not sure where to start in Ireland. This
is a great web site and very
interesting. I knew there was a lot of
Donnellys, but this is unbelieveable!!
Joyce Donnelly Lowman
Idaho Falls, Idaho USA
I'm a 74-year old Dubliner who
left Ireland over 59 years ago. I've
travelled a lot and lived in Africa for
seven years. I'm settled in London
now, with 5 grown-up children(4 of
them boys who have produced
another 10 Donnellys!). This site
is a true reflection of the Irish
diaspora, showing the many, many
thousands of Donnelly's all over
the world. I was only
15-years old when I left Ireland, but
it's the only place I call home, and
I still have my Dublin accent. Good
luck fellow-Donnellys - may you
be in heaven ten minutes before
the Devil knows you are dead!
Toronto, Ontario Canada
My grandfather was James Butler Donnelly
he passed away several years backAnd I
have become Very Interested in My
family. I would like any Information I
can get. I know that we are from
Ireland and I think my grandpas
brothers names are Pete Aubrey,and
Finis My aunt has done some research
but i can't find any of it. feel free
to E-mail me anytime. I really like
this site. Didn't relize there was so
many people out there with my name.
Wendy Donnelly Eby
Muskogee, Oklahoma USA
My name is Colleen Donnelly (age 22)
from northern NJ. My dad, Charles
Thomas Donnelly (age 52) and his
brother William Donnelly (age 55) had a
dad named Charles Donnelly who died in
the August 31 during the early 1960's
(lived in Newark, NJ). He was married
to my grandmother, Emma Marie Bost, and
later divorced her in the early
1950's. He is buried in a cemetary
somewhere in NY and has quite a few
relatives from NY (the Staten Island/5
boroughs of NYC area). My dad didn't
really know him so therefore I haven't
much to go on except he had a lot of
brothers. If anyone has a
who lost a brother named Charles
Donnelly about 40 years ago drop me a
line--he's got 2 grandkids who know
nothing of this line of genealogy. If
you are in Ireland visit the University
of Limerick....my alma mater.
Thanks-Colleen in NJ
Union, NJ USA
hey! my name is caitlin donnelly, i
live in toronto ontario! i have an
older sister who's 15 and i'm 13!!
toronto, ----- canada
Too cool! I'm Denise Donnelly-Wilson,
I have 2 brothers Scott & William
(Bill) Donnelly. Our father is Dennis
Donnelly (born and raised in NY), he
has 2 brothers Kenneth and Donald and a
sister (deceased) Nancy Donnelly.
Their father was William Donnelly (from
NY), their mother was Anne McLoughlin.
I know I have cousins in Ohio, so if
you think you may be related drop me an
email. And as we always said, "You're
either a Donnelly or a wannabe!"
Long Island, New York USA
Ilove horses Im 9 years old until 23
days I will be 10.My Aunt owns a horse
and I get to see her often.Im Celinas
big sister.Shes three turning four in
lake placid , New York U.S.A
I'm looking for Donnelly's who came to
Canada as "Home Children."
I think my grandfather was born in 1886-
88, and he, and 2 sisters came over.
One sister emigrated to Austrailia, and
one returned to either England or
My grandfather's name is John Patrick
Donnelly, and his sister's names are
Mary Ellen or Mary Anne Donnely, and
the other one has Winifred in her
name. Anne married a Doctor here in
Ottawa Canada, and went to Australia.
No idea of her life beyond this point.
If anyone can help me with my
grandfather's histroy, I'd appreciate
it. He died July 1948 in Ottawa. and
his employment was chef.
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Hello from Central New York Donnelly's.
John William Donnelly
Auburn, New York USA
Nice to see all the DONNELLY's
I was born in Onaga, Kansas and grew up
in Wheaton, Kansas. 6 brothers (3
deceased) and 2 sisters. Our family
has lived in Kansas since 1877. Great
Grandfather Patrick born in Ireland.
Grandfather John born in New York (I
think in the city). Dad (Edward -- now
deceased) was born in Blaine, Kansas.
We still have the original family
farm/ranch. Brothers in Loveland,
Colorado and Wamego, Kansas. Sisters
in Lenexa, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas.
I would also like to get a copy of the
Coat of Arms.
San Jose, Ca USA
HELLO ALL DONNELLYS,
MY NAME IS MICHAEL DONNELLY,I AM 32 AND I LIVE IN
MY DAD IS BERNARD DONNELLY BORN IN CROSSMAGLEN
CO.ARMAGH.HIS FATHER WAS MICHAEL DONNELLY
ANY DONNELLY IS WELCOME TO E-MAIL ME
(especially any single women-hopefully not related)
as i am still avaliable for marriage
i hope that did not sound too desperate !
i also run a website www.irishpubsinlondon.com
GREAT WEBSITE,CHEERS AND GOOD LUCK
MY MATERNAL GREAT GRANDMOTHER WAS
MARY DUNNIGAN DONNELLY BORN IN IRELAND
AND CAME TO US DURING FAMINE. LIVED IN
GREEN ISLAND,NY. MARRIED TO JOHN
DONNELLY. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE
SARATOGA SPGS, NY USA
If anyone has any information on John
Donnelly, who was from Jersey City, NJ
and served in World War II in North
Africa, please e-mail me. John Donnelly
had three sons, John, James, and Albert,
and a daughter Maryann.
Paul C Donnelly
Caldwell, NJ USA
May 6, 2001.
If anyone knows John Bruce Donnelly,
from Rochester Michigan, class of '57,
please email me!
Also, nice to see there are so many
San Francisco, CA usa
May 1, 2001
I'll be on my way up through Tyrone
(Dromore/Omagh) in late June, and up
into West Belfast for a few days' visit.
Traveling with a cousin, name of
Byrnes. Checking out the people and
the music and the pubs.
See all you good Donnellys out there.
San Francisco, California USA
Just wanted to add some down under
flavour to the clan as listed.
excellent site. oh by the way i am f.p.
donnelly the third, what do you think
should the tradition be carried on.
take care all you donnellys
Francis Patrick Donnelly
Adelaide, South Australia Australia
The mother-in-law I never met was
Margaret Mary Donnelly of Waterville,
County Kerry. Her Dad was Michael
Donnelly. Margaret came to the USA
through New York and worked in the huge
mansions of Rhode Island. She married
Eugene O'Neill & had three sons, Eugene
Jr., James & Edward. I married James.
Sure would like to find family
connections, since I am doing the
family tree. I read on the web that
the name of Donnelly originated in
Daytona Beach, Florida USA
The mother-in-law I never met was
Margaret Mary Donnelly of Waterville,
County Kerry. Her father, who remained
in Waterville was Michael Donnelly. I
am researching the ancestry & would
love to find relatives & information.
I read on the internet that the
Donnelly name originated in Tyrone.
Daytona Beach, Florida USA
My greatgrandfather was Thomas Edward
Donnelly. He was born in Crossmaglen,
Creggan Parish, Co. Armagh in January
1857. He emigrated to the United
States in the 1880s. He married Ellen
Ruddy also from Crossmaglen. They
settled in Maspeth, Queens, NYC. They
had two children that I know of. My
grandfather was Arthur Ruddy Donnelly,
he was born December 22, 1890 in NYC.
They alson had a daughter named Helen.
Thomas'father was named Felix. His
mother was named Margaret Connell.
Thomas died in 1927 aboard ship while
returning from a trip to Ireland.
Brighton, Michigan USA
My grandfather was William Edward
Donnelly. He was originally from New
York. He was born in October 1883. He
died April 1934. He lived in Texas most
of his adult life, having married a
Centeno. My mother said we were related
to Horatio Gates through her father. I
have never met a relative of his. My
mother died when I was 14 (1947). I
understand he was an accomplished
musician, having graduated from NYU and
debuted with the Metropolitan Opera. He
later joined the Chataqua and moved to
Texas. Do you have anything about this
man? I have never met one of his
relatives. Thanks a lot. Jo Ann
Jo Ann Huskey
Seguin, Texas USA
One more question, is your family quest
incorrect on the front page? I think
it is. After researching this some
time ago, I found it to be different,
with the Red hand of Ulster there in
the middle, but the water beneath
holding 3 salmon, not one carp. If you
know better, let me know but I think I
am right on this one?
London, UK, uk
I am a Belfast Donnelly, born and bred
but live and work in London. Great to
see that you have all taken pride and
interest in your roots and name. Would
be cool to have an annual Donnelly
convention somewhere where we all meet,
drink plenty and share stories like
those I have read. That is one cool
way of tracing your roots and learing
about the Donnelly legends I am sure
Wow. I think that is we arrange this
right, we could easily take Number 10,
the houses of Parliment and the White
House by suprise. If anyone wants to,
add me on MSN messenger. I'm just
Shenfield, Essex Great Britain
Our "clan" came to the USA in about 1875
through Castle Gardens New York, before
Ellis Island became the entry point.
They settled in the New York - New
Jersey area. Our grandfather, Patrick
Donnelly married Mary Ellen Driscoll in
1896 and settled in Jersey City New
Jersey. They had four children William
(Bill), Ann, Francis (Frank), and
Joseph. Patrick ("Doc") Donnelly worked
for New Jersey Standard Oil for 43
years, was active in both politics ad
"freeholder" in Hudson County for many
years, and with several partners, owned
the Jersey City International League
Baseball team, then a farm team for the
New York Yankees. Ann Donnelly died in
the 1940's. Bill, Frank, and Joe had
extraordinary and productive lives.
their children and grandchildren
remember them well, and we are beginning
to format a complete geology for them
and their families.
Bill Donnelly Gainesville, Florida.
William H Donnelly MD
Gainesville, Florida USA
I am a 3yr old Donnelly so my mommy is
signing this for me,so that I can be a
part of this Donnelly phenomenom.
Lake Placid, NY USA
Well looks like im the only Nora in the
I'm a Donnelly by blood. My father
Martin Francis Donnelly is the son of
Martin Donnelly and Marion Hicks. The
Hicks are from the Boston area, and our
part of the Donnelly's are from Canada,
Ontario I think, I'll have to ask
around. The Donnelly's are a huge
family, and I personally think it would
be fun to have a Donnelly Reunion. We
are ALL Donnelly's!!! And whoever our
parents or grandparents are, we all are
related in some way or another. God
Saranac Lake, NY US
Just found the site. But i'm not sure
if i'm actually Irish or Scottish.My
great-grandfather was Richard Henry
Donnelly. He was married in Scottland,
to a woman with the last name of
Cocklin. They moved to Canada where he
served in the Canadian Army. He died
from head wounds in word war I at 35
yrs. of age. Thats about all we know. I
don't suppose anyone has any info.
Gary M. Donnelly
Clarks Mills, Pennsylvania United States
I thought it great to see a Donnelly
site. My mothers maiden name is
Donnelly and I am interested in
tracking our family history. Good job
Cairns, Qld Australia
My great grandmother was LOUISA
DONNELLY, born in 1869 in western
Ontario. I haven't been able to go any
further in tracing her lineage, and her
parents and siblings all had the
surname of Harris. This is a big
mystery that I hope to unravel.
Pine Bluff, AR USA
Lake Placid, NY USA
Came across this site and nice to know
alot of Donnelly's are around!If anyone
wants to talk just e-mail me>
Lake Placid, NY USA
No particular comment - just another
one of the family interested in the
heritage and other family members.
Sparks, Nevada USA
Wow! there are so many Donnelly's. I
can't believe it! well, my dad's name
is Michael Patrick Donnelly and my
grandfather's name is Donald Donnelly.
I'm 13 and I've always wanted to learn
about my family's origin. Please e-
mail me if you know anything or are
about my age.
El Cajon, CA USA
HI EVERY ONE IM JUST STARTING TO FIND
HALIFAX, YORKSHIRE ENGLAND
Hello I am A young Donnelly Yet in my
teeenage years.I find our history and
backround intreging.I am looking for
any other Donnelly's between the ages
of 13-18 and if any other Donnelly's
would like to message me please do But
I will be going so till next
time...Proud to be a donnelly.Email me
Seven Persosns , Alberta Canada
Would like any information on the following.
Herbert Donnelly born in Fredricton New Brunswick Canada. He was married to Alma (Hickey) Donnelly from Houlton maine.
They also had a son Herman Louis Donnelly born 03-12-1920 in Houlton Maine. His wife was Leoan Elizabeth (La Fave) Harwood Donnelly born in Watertown New York. Leona's father was Raymond Harwood her mother was Viola (Grande) Harwood.
This is about all the information I have on my family backgroud at this time. ANYONE that thinks they may have something for me to go on please send to me.....THANKS.
sandra Donnelly Fishbeck
DePeyster, New York USA
I am descended from Peter Donnelly, who was married to Elinor Magraw in New York in 1762. They moved to Newburgh and has several children. They were Episcopalians. Any information would be welcome.
binghamton, ny us
Any information on Donnelly families that migrated to Binghamton, NY?
New Albany, Indiana USA
Hello Donnellys everywhere!
London, United Kingdom
WHAT A GREAT SITE FOR A GREAT NAME!!! THANKS DJ DONNELLY.
NYC, NYS AMERICA
Wow, lots of Donnellys. As my grandfather John Donnelly would say when he walks into a family party, "It all started with a kiss"
Boston, Mass USA
I am Mark Donnelly. I grew up in Flint, Michigan. Now I live in Northern California. I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters. My father is Charles Donnelly. I enjoy music, especially the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
benicia, ca usa
Great site. My grandmother was Angela Donnelly born in Atlanta Ga to Charles Herring Donnelly and Emma Moran. CHarles immigrated to Atlanta from Pa in 1883. He is the son of James J. Donnelly born in Ireland and immigrated to Pa with his family..his wife was Julia Fisher...James J. served with the 114th Pa Volunteers during the civil war and was a Captain. He also migrated to Atlanta and helped found St. Anthony's Church. James J's father was Patrick who was born in Ireland and belived to have come to USA but no proven. Any help appreciated.
I am the granddaughter of a Joseph Donnelly born in Ireland Nov. 10th, 1877. He came to the US with his 8 brothers and I believe his parents in about 1890 or so. He was the youngest of the nine brothers, I believe some of the brothers names were: Daniel, Michael, John, and Edward. Joseph Donnelly had one child, a son also named Joseph that was born in Little Rock Ark. in 1915. I am also looking for other Donnelly relatives.
Mary Jo Donnelly Fryauff
Painesville, OH USA
HI THERE,MY NAME IS KEVIN DONNELLY AND I'M FROM SCOTLAND.I'M LOOKING FOR FELLOW DONNELLYS FROM AROUND THE WORLD,MALE OR FEMALE BETWEEN 15-20 YEARS OLD TO WRITE TO OR E-MAIL ME.I AM 18 AND I LOVE ROCK MUSIC,I PLAY THE DRUMS AND I'M KIND OF IN BETWEEN BANDS AT THE MOMENT.MY FAVOURITE BAND IS METALLICA.SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED THEN PLEASE E-MAIL ME.
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John Donnelly of Buffalo NY is my Grandfather, he met my grandmother Anne Roberts in NY and had my mother Patricia Catherine Donnelly. He was a cab taxi driver and an ambulance driver in the 1940's. His brother was James Donnelly, they were brought up in an orphanage in NY. James married a Delia and lived in the Bronx NY, he was a janitor. Delia was a servant for wealthy people in NY. I really want to know my grandfathers family, my mother hasn't seen him since she was a child, her uncle Charlie Roberts took her to Buffalo to see him in the 40's or 50's. Do I have any relatives out there???
union cty, nj usa
Just found this site. My great, great grandfather was John Donnelly who married Bridget Noonan. John & Bridget both came from County Clare, Ireland. he was born Jan 1, 1826 and probably came to the U. S. when he was around 17 and eventually settled in Sheffield, Il and died their in Jan of 1911. Any help would be appreicated. Don't know if there were brothers or sisters.
Kewanee, Il US
Hi there Donnelly multitude Im in Macduff - NE coast of Scotland. Son of Robert (Robin) Donnelly of Edinburgh who married Helen Clark of Banff. Now both deceased. Didnt think there were many of us left but its refreshing to find this site !! houdi
Alaistair (Houdi) Donnelly
Macduff, Aberdeenshire Scotland
this is an interesting site, I am doing an essay on the donnelly history and I found it fascinating how your related sincerly liz
Hi, PETER & MARY DONNELY (my paternal grandparents) lived in Hamilton Scotland. My Grandfather was from Ireland. They had 5 boys and 2 girls. Francic (Frank, my father) Arthur, Peter, Patrick, James, Mae & Sadie. Mae & Sadie live in the States, but all the boys have died. My Grandmother's maiden name was McCusker. I have 5 brothers Sidney (from a previous marriage) Arthur, Peter, Ian and Duncan. Looking family connections.
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia
Hi all its nice to see that there are so many Donnelly's around the world! And i'm sure that if you went back far enough into the Donnelly family history then we would all be connected in some way or another! One big happy family! DONNELLY'S RULE!
Co.Tyrone Northern Ireland
I am tracing my Donnelly lineage which starts with my father, Herbert Donnelly b. May 18,1880 at Chorlton-upon-Medlock. His parents were Patrick and Emma (Nee Kellett) who lived at 34 Rutland Street, C-o-M, Lancs, England. Dad had at least one brother, John F. I'm not sure when father left England for Canada but it was around 1900. Perhaps the whole family emigrated I don't know.He served in the RNCVR from 1914-1921 and loved to race bicycles. He rode with the Wanderers and he is mentioned in several articles concerning bicycle racing. My Donnelly line comes from Ireland and my grandfather and his two sisters Catherine and Mary are listed as Irish in the 1881 Census. If anyone out there has any knowledge of this family please let me know. Joe
St. John's, Newfoundland&Labrador Canada
John DONNELLY born c. 1801 Co. Laois (cordwainer/shoemaker) married Elizabeth COSTIGAN 1826 at Ballinakill, Co. Laois, Ireland. Children included Patrick DONNELLY (c. 1826-29 Carlow), Catherine DONNELLY (1829 Carlow Town),James DONNELLY (1832 Carlow Town),John DONNELLY (1837), William DONNELLY (1845), Margaret DONNELLY (1846), Elizabeth (1850 Liverpool) The family emigrated to Liverpool, England about 1845-1850 and were resident in the Vauxhall area of Liverpool on the 1851 census. Would be pleased to hear from anyone who may have further information on this family.
Wow, I thought we were all from Boston.... Amazing to see so many Gerrys, Toms & Johns. I need to get detail from my dad -Tom and my brother - Tom to post & build connections.
Longmeadow, MA USA
Hello my name is Amy Donnelly. I am 20 years old and my aunt(Judith Ann Donnelly) and I are looking for any relatives of Thomas Charles Donnelly, born June 12, 1963 in New Jersey. He moved to Livngston Manor where he married my grandmother(Blanche) and had five children, my mother, Cindy Lee Donnelly, Jacqueline Donnelly, Diane Donnelly, Judith Ann Donnelly, and MaryAnn Donnelly, who tragically left the world in November of 1986. It is believed that he died in 1988 in New Jersey. We have been told that he had three boys and other children unknown to us, we are hoping to locate anyone related to him so we can be at peace and come to terms with our past. If anyone has any information please contact me. Like everyone's responses, this is real neat and I wish I would of known sooner. Thanks a million, Amy Marie Donnelly PS. His mother's maiden name was Bertha Kiers(not sure of the spelling on the last name)
Livingston Manor, New York USA
My Donnelly's are from, Crossmaglen, Creggan Parish, Co. Armagh. My father Peter and his 4 brothers and sisters were all born in NYC. His father, Peter , left Ireland in about 1930 and shortly after met and married my gmother, Catherine Morris who was from Crievekeeran, Creggan Parish, Co Armagh. Catherine's parents were Owen Morris and Catherine Cunningham and baptism sponsors were John Morris and Anne Morris. My gfather Peter's baptism sponsors were Hugh Casey and Ellen Hughes and the priest was P (or R) J McArdle. He had 9 brothers and sisters: John, Stephen, Patrick, Owen, Bridget, Margaret, Mary, Michael and James (all are now deceased). All left Ireland except Owen who is buried at Church of St. Patrick in Crossmaglen, and Michael who lived in a place called Hockballs Court (?) just over the Co. Armagh border in Co. Lough and Mary who married William Joyce and died in London. My ggfather was also Peter , buried at Church of St. Patrick in Crossmaglen as is my ggmother, Margaret McArdle . Don't have info on Peter (siblings, parents, from). Can anyone help? Margaret McArdle's mother was Rose Courtney. My understanding is that the house my gfather was born in (which no longer exists except for a bit of rock foundation) actually belonged to the McArdle's. Do any of these names ring a bell for anyone?
Eileen Connolly (Donnelly)
Dover Plains, NY US
I am the son of Cheryl(cheri) Jean Leitner (daughter of Maxine Roberts). Looking for info on Jerry Donnelly (father). I was born in Kansas City on 6/4/64.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin U.S.
Very cool site! The little I know of my family tree is: Charles Donnelly married Jane McGuigan and had at least three children in Six Mile Cross Ireland-Sally Dec 1 1865, Eliza 1864 and Robert 1881. Robert married Mary Ann McParland from Forkill Armagh Ireland in Glascoe Scotland in 1903. They were my fathers parents and they migrated to Glace Bay (New Aberdeen) in 1910. My dad was Martin Donnelly 1917-1994. I would like to know more about Jane McGuigan and Charles Donnelly as I can't find any documents on them.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
Would like to know more about the Donnelly name.
Horseheads, New York USA
i am a hughes and a brennan and icant find anything help me out
haileybury, ontario canada
Originally from Glasgow, Didn't know there were so many Ian's living there. Interesting website.
Livingston, West Lothian Scotland
I AM DESPRETLY TRYING TO FIND MY FAMILY TREE. EVERY YEAR THE TEACHERS ASK US TO MAKE A FAMILY TREE AND IM THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN ONLY GET TO THIER GREAT-GRANDPARENTS IF YOU CAN HELP ME I WOULD GREATLY APRECHIATE IT. THANX. GREAT GRAND PARENTS GRANDFATTHER:Reyes Miller Castillo GRANDMOTHER:Josefa Malate
Lansing, Michigan United States
I was born in Quebec City, Quebec Canada. I now work for Apple. I was recently on a visit to Ireland, it was a great vacation!
Derrick H. Donnelly
Sunnyvale, CA USA
I am 18yrs. old looking to see if some of u out there r related to me and if there is any girl or bot 18-23 who wants to write to me to be a pen pal please email me!!
Ottawa, Illinois USA
I would like more info on the donnelly family out of Canada. I heard they were real rough people. Yvonne Donnelly
blairsville, ga usa
I have now been browsing the web and am gutted by how little the Donnelly family features. I am looking for teh basic crest, one I know exsists and have as a family and want a basic irish family tree, after all, all american donnelly's do not interest me. I am not going that far back. Can anyone direct me to official, or useful donnelly sites ???
London, N/A England
I just started on my genealogy and found this web site interesting and a bit daunting. Someone once commented that the Donnelly name is to Ireland what the Smith's are to the US. They were incorrect. We are all over the world! If anyone is starting out on their genealogy, I suggest they start with their parents birth certificates and work backwards from there. It can be a bit slow going but it is so nice to where you came from and where you are going. Take care all.
Long Beach, California USA
If anyone has info on the North East Donnelly's E-Mail me Jonnyad@yahoo.com
South Shields, England
HI my name is shannon I am 12 1/2 years old and my dad's in the army so I move alot I thought this was kool b/c my name is Donnelly well this is a kool site thanks for making it. BYE SHannon Colleen Donnelly
Peachtree City , Georgia U>S>
Hello Bit of news at last my dad was JOHN DONNELLY he was born in ESSEX and married SYLVIA GREEN my grandad was JIMMY DONNELLY he was born in DUNDEE and and married RENEE BARFIELD my great grandad was EDWARD DONNELLY and was born in DUNDEE he married an IRISH lass named ELIZEBETH McOURTNIC. RING ANY BELLS TO ANYONE.
HALIFAX, YORKSHIRE ENGLAND
I would like to know what my family crest looks like and how far back my irish roots go back. JOHNSON
perry joe johnson jr
oklahoma city, oklahoma usa
HOW ON EARTH DOES ANY BODY GO ABOUT TRACING THERE FAMILY TREE PLEASE PLEASE HELP.
IS THE NAME DONNELLY IRISH OR SCOTISH DO WE COME FROM IRELAND OR SCOTLAND
HALIFAX, YORKSHIRE ENGLAND
Hello everybody what a fantastic site this is.I need HELP I would love to try and trace my family tree and havn't a clue how to go about it.Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Question is there a tartan after our name.My name is John donnelly my dad was named John he was born in Scotland,my grandad was named jimmy he had 13 brothers and he was born in Scotland thats it.I WOULD REALLY LIKE SOME HELP OR INFO.
HALIFAX, WEST YORKSHIRE ENGLAND
Now living in London and have been for the past 10 years
Derry, Northern Ireland
My husband's great grandfather married five different Irish women as each one died on him and he imported another. They are all buried in eastern Iowa together. Makes for a messy family tree.
Jerry & Mary Donnelly
Ankeny, Iowa USA
Great page,I justed started doing some resource for My Family tree .This help alot!! I was born in Omaha Neb.
There's a lot of us about, didn't realise that we were so widespread. World domination should be the next step, methinks!
Dumbarton, Glasgow Scotland
please forward any info on gatherings
Glad to find the site. I am trying to gather info. about my Irish heritage. Looking for Donnelly data available in Maine. William Patton Donnelly b: 4-22-1873 d: 7-ll-47 Elizabeth Lu Hillier b: ? d: ? They were probably married about 1892 and probably in Main or in Pennsylvania. Williams parents ((Edward Donnelly and Sarah (Smith or Smyth) Donnelly )) came from Ireland. William and Elizabeths first born child was in Pennsylvania. The otheres were born in Michigan.
Galt, California USA
Im good im a DONNELLY and i rule!!!!!
NICHOLAS PAUL DONNELLY
melbourne, vic, victoria Australia
Such a gathering of the clan might help me in my quest. I've hit nothing but dead ends in traceing my line of the Donnelly's. My Grandfather was Lawrence, born around 1872, married Grace Johnson of Orange Co.,NY around 1889. They lived in Harriman, NY, Phillipsburg,NJ and Newark, NJ. They had 8 children, Lawrence Jr., Arthur,Adrian, Richard, William, George (my father), Rose and Alice. All family records were lost in the breakup of the family after my grandfather died during the depression.
Woodbridge, New Jersey USA
Felix and Elsie Donnelly Family Reunion on Sept 3, 2000, where there are about 80-90 of us. We have an annual reunion each labor day weekend. # We know our line descends as follows: # Peter Donnelly 1st, b. about 1812 in Tyrone County, Cappagh IRELAND. # Felix Donnelly 1st, b. abt 1835 in Tyrone County, Cappagh IRELAND, d. in Durham ENGLAND and who married Jane Quinn, b. in Tyrone County, Cappagh IRELAND, d. in Durham ENGLAND # Peter Donnelly 2nd, b. abt 1852 in Dublin IRELAND, d. in Liverpool, ENGLAND and who married Catherine McIntyre b. about 1868 in White Haven, ENGLAND, d. 8/1902 in Norton, KS. # Felix Donnelly 2nd, b. 4/16/1893 in Liverpool ENGLAND, d. 6/3/1967 in Gresham, OREGON and who married Elsie Rowley on 1/5/1915 in Norton, KANSAS, b. 11/3/1898 in Norton, KANSAS, d. 4/13/1973 in Gresham, OREGON # Is there a master Donnelly tree? I'll send my data or post it. I have a WEB page but my tree is not posted yet. Would Love to have the Crest and History of the Donnelly's, if someone would be so kind as to share the info or where to locate it on the WEB. Thanks Cousins, Diana
Beaverton, Oregon USA
i finally have something to have airbrushed on the tail of my harley davidson. My late grandfather sam was cousin to the "black" donnelly's from Lucan, Ontario. The story is that one night the people of town went out and killed the whole family. I guess they were heavy drinkers and very violent. There are books out and I'm trying to learn more about the whole situation....if anyone can help, please e-mail me.........thanks..Bobby
bobby john donnelly
massena, new york united states
Nice Web site! My Grandfather Charles Donnelly came from Fermanagh (near Enniskillen) in early 1900's. My Dad was Andrew born in West side of Manhattan 1924. I was one of eleven kids. I have three boys Andrew, Emmet and Connor. All of us proud of the Donnelly name and heritage.
Bay Shore, NY USA
Hey my name is Nicole Donnelly I just wanted to write something on your site cause we have the same name ! Have a nice day !
Anderson , California USA
HI,I AM MARTIN DONNELLY JR, SON OF MARTIN DONNELLY FROM LONDON ENGLAND FURTHER UP ON THE PAGE. I'VE ONLY JUST STARTED LEARNING ABOUT THE DONNELLY SIDE OF MY FAMILY BUT IT SEEMS WE HAVE AN INTERESTING PAST, ITS REALLY TOO LONG TO BE RAMBLING ON ABOUT ON A WEB SITE! I THINK THIS IS A GREAT SITE THOUGH, I FEEL LIKE I'VE MET A LOAD OF COUSINS I NEVER KNEW I HAD! IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO THEY'D LIKE TO SEND JUST CONTACT ME OR MY DAD! THANKS!!!!!!
martin donnelly jr
Nice to discover a site dedicated to the Donnelly name!
This guestbook is a wealth of info! My father is Joseph Augustine Donnelly III (b. Dec 24, 1929) from the Bronx and Fishkill, NY. My Grandfather (JAD, Sr.) was WWI Army. JAD Sr. had my dad and Agnes. JAD III married Catherine Ann Deegan, has five kids. Margarte Ann (1960), Mary Catherine (1962), Elizabeth (1964), William Joseph (me, 1966) and Brian James (1969). Not much known about JAD Sr. Sister Mary Catherine working a tree at this time, more Donnelly updates on the way!
William Joseph Donnelly
Miami, Florida USA
I would like more information about you. Thanks.
Iowa City, IA USA
Paul, great site! My grandfather, William, immigrated to Newark, NJ in 1900 from County Roscommon. I have a brother Paul. He lives in Andover, NJ. The rest of my family is in Morris County, NJ. I'll be looking for the tee shirts.
Raleigh, North Carolina USA
HI I HAVE ONLY JUST FOUND YOUR SITE, AND THINK IT IS GREAT. I DON'T KNOW ANY THING ABOUT WHERE MY FAMILY CAME FROM, HOPEFULLY I CAN START FROM HERE. MY GRANDFATHERS NAME WAS ROSS DONNELLY AND MY FATHERS NAME WAS RICHARD FLEETWOOD DONNELLY. THEY WERE FROM AROUND CAMDEN, NSW, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
BANYO, QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
I'm from Co Armagh, Northern Ireland but I live in London - When are the t- shirts available? I'm getting married next year and I'd like to use the coat of arms at my wedding - how do I get it?
great grandmother isabella donnelly. married to john breen lived in mullaghamore,omagh,county tyrone. a scotswoman. after partition in 1920's children came to australia and america. husband john breen died and she returned to glasgow to be with relatives. anyone out there know anything. how many donnelly's are there? if this page is an indication, i have my work cut out for me.
vancouver, wa usa
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