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Researching my family from the Boston area who arrived in the late 1890's from ireland. I have some manifests and limited info but it's rather hard on some last names on the manifests because i don't want to make the mistake of assuming relations to someone with the same last name on the sheet or from the same town. The names and famlies I am researching are as follows: NEE, FOLEY, JOICE (JOYCE) AND GOURDNER..to be continued as i research..ALSO from Beara Penninsula/Castletowne/CO CORK SULLIVAN AND O'SULLIVAN.
SLAINTE!!! IN THE TOPIC LINE IT IS NOT SPELLED CORRECTLY. IT IS MEANT TO BE LETTERMORE!!!
My gr grandmother, Margaret Roche, is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in W. Roxbury in a grave purchased by a Dorothy Radcliffe. She died in 1955. Also buried with her is another Margaret Roche and a baby Nee both buried within a few years of each other. The second Margaret could be my gr. aunt. I don't know what connection there may have been with the Nee/Radcliffe families. I haven't fully checked this out yet but wonder if you know anything about any connection between the Nee and Roche families?
edited on April 1 to add that Margaret A. Roche married John J. Radcliffe.
Their plot in St. Joseph's is not a paupers' grave (I asked when I was there last week). There's no marker, but someone planted flowers last fall. Baby (Mary) Nee was born end of July 1950 and died prematurely first week of Aug. Florence Radcliffe and Thomas Nee were the parents. It might be that Florence was the sister to my gr. aunt Margt. Roche's husband John Radcliffe. I was told over the phone a few years back that Dorothy Radcliffe owned the grave, but the printout I got last week lists Margaret Roche as owner. Maybe Dorothy died and the plot was turned over to another Margaret Roche. That's the only connection to Nee's I've seen so far. My Roach/Roche ancestors came to Boston in 1837 from Ireland/England via Saint John, NB.