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Posted by Bob Frewen on 08 August , 2000 at 18:43:53:

In Reply to: frewen posted by laura moore dion on 08 August , 2000 at 13:59:29:

Hi Laura,
Some info on your post. In the 1830's there was a community of Frewens in Co. Limerick, some of whome emmigrated during 1840 -1860 so that part fits. Also, Michael is a name strongly associated with the Co. Limerick Frewens. However, by the 1830's most of the Frewens were Catholic, and those others would have been Church of Ireland, not England. McGrath/Magrath is a surname found mainly in Co. Tipperary, (which borders Co. Limerick) so that bit also "connects." The Churchill bit is probably a confusion of memory - Moreton Frewen (of the Sussex family, distant relatives to the Irish one) married one of three sisters, the eldest of whom - Jenny - married Lord Randolph Churchill.

Hope you have a great time on your visit to Ireland,

Bob Frewen

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