Posted by Deb on February 10, 2013 at 05:34:00:
Hi,My ancestor was Mary Elizabeth O'Brien who was apparently born in Tyrone, I don't know how to search for this though. Her parents were John Thornton O'Brien (a clerk, farmer, horse trader??) and Rachael Tanache or Tauach she was apparently Spanish ( he met her when he went to Spain Horse trading as family legend says) There is definitely some European influence as most of Mary O'briens children's names were not fully irish ( Her husband was William Brady from Cavan) She arrived in Victoria,Australia in about 1865. She was born abt 1844. Any help would be greatly appreciated!