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Mary Ellen Fairbairn (nee McNamara) 1881-1955 by Ann Rackstraw

Mary Ellen Fairbairn (nee McNamara) 1881-1955:
Mary Ellen’s story and the story of her extended families of
Casey, Keane, Lydon, McNamara and Rorke.
Compiled and published by Ann Rackstraw

Publication Details; Acknowledgements

Photograph of grave of Mary Ellen Fairbairn (nee McNamara) and family
Chart: Ancestors and Descendants of Mary Ellen Fairbairn (nee McNamara)
Research methodology

From Ireland to Australia
Information for Emigrants
The voyage on the Standard

Mary Ellen’s paternal grand-parents:
John McNamara and his wife Bridget (nee Hart)
Chart: Descendants of John McNamara (one generation)

John & Bridget McNamara’s children:
1. Denis McNamara married Sarah Anderson; their children

2. Mary McNamara married Patrick Casey; their children

3. Thomas McNamara married Mary Agnes Hooben; their children

4. James McNamara married Bridget Keane

D. John McNamara married Mildred May Freer; their children
a. Richard John McNamara
b. Ethel May McNamara
c. Rita Margaret McNamara
d. Leslie John McNamara

E. Helena Lillian McNamara married James Alfred Rorke; their children
a. William James Rorke
b. Albert John Rorke
c. Laurence David Rorke
d. Kathleen Helena Rorke
e. Eileen Ceceila Rorke
f. Marie Lillian Rorke

5. Catherine McNamara

Significant places in County Clare for the Keane family
Muckinish, Ballyvaughan and The Burren

Mary Ellen’s maternal grand-parents:
Laurence Keane and his wife Catherine (nee Keane)
Chart: Descendants of Laurence Keane (one generation)

Laurence & Catherine Keane’s children:
1. Bridget Keane married James McNamara; their children

2. Mary Ann Keane married John Joseph Leyden/Lydon; their children

3. Patrick Keane married Margaret Whitely; their son

List of Abbreviations and Charts

Mary Ellen Fairbairn

Family Histories

Publication Details