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Re: william shorten family
Posted by: Bill Strube Date: July 15, 2000 at 12:45:32
In Reply to: Re: william shorten family by Margaret of 121

Margaret:
As I mentioned I just spent a day and two nights in Bandon and the area nearby. In that one day I was invited into 3 Shorten family homes. Ivan Shorten lives just north of Castletown, very near the Townland of Shanaclogh where my Shortens came from, but he's probably not related to me - at least not closely. Albert and Lily Shorten live near Newcestown. They, too are probably not related to me. There is a William in this family that was born in 1857 and married Minnie Anne Tyner. Many of the Shortens in this branch emigrated to Africa. Finally I met with another Lily (Elizabeth) Shorten in Balineen. It turned out that her deceased husband, William's grandfather, Ben was a brother of my great grandfather, James Shorten. Their son, Cyril Shorten operates the Shorten Garage on main street in Balineen. All of these locations are within 15 miles of Bandon and each is shown on a huge map of Ireland that I bought at Wide World of Maps. (published by Michelin) I am curious as to where Little Silver is. I don't find it on the map and also don't seem to find a Townland by that name in the area. I was made aware of many more Shortens who resided in this area but just didn't have time to contact any more. I really would like to go back when I could devote a week or so to research. The people are wonderfully hospitable. I've rambled on here without giving you much I'm afraid but I'm willing to share more if you think any of it might be of use. I've got my tree put together in Family Tree Maker and it includes over 600 names now. Good luck. Bill


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