: Hi from New Zealand,
: I am trying to trace the ancestors of Ellen Silke (1846-1930) Lived in County Galway, emigrated to NZ in 1866. Boarded the 'Bombay' in London August 20 1866. Arrived in Lyttelton, NZ 107 days later. Understood to have lived her early life in Ballandooley. The Silke family tree in NZ is almost complete, what is missing is the Irish connection. Can anyone help?
I may be able to help you Tony, I had a Grand-uncle in New Zeland a Fr. Daniel Silke, he came from near Kilconnel Co. Galway I will try to check out your Ellen,
I had a great grand mother called Ellen.