One of the most famous of the Viking roving kings was Olaf Curran, ‘Olaf of the Shoes’. He was very fond of leather goods of the highest quality. Beautifully tanned Irish leathers were an important part of Dublin’s export business. A Christian, he was at one time King of both Dublin and Northumbria. He was twice expelled from Northumbria and lost Dublin in 980 at the Battle of Tara. He died a penitent at the monastery of Iona in 981.
I am looking for my great grandfather's second family. His name was Ray Curran, and came directly from Ireland. He married a girl in Cape Breton, and they had a couple of children, one of them, James, my grandfather. He moved to Ontario and met another woman, married, had children and opened what I understood was a garage of some type. There is a possibility that his second family knows nothing about his first family. If you have a relative Ray Curran, red hair, was a baseball player in Ireland. Maybe he spoke of Cape Breton, I would love to hear from you. :) Thanks
Is there anyone who can tell me what the historical connection between the Currans and Somervilles might be? I have a GG Grandmother, Sarah Eliza Somerville O'Connor, who lists her father as Curran Somerville. The only Curran Somerville I have found was born in Virginia - not in Ireland as was Sarah. My Curran Somerville was a shipping clerk in (I believe) Belfast, Ireland. Any and all info or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
I am trying to find my great-great grandfather who is listed on a family marriage certificate as "Curran Somerville". According to the marriage certificate of his daughter (Sarah Eliza Somerville - born in Co. Monaghan, Ireland) his approximate birth year would have been 1799 to 1805. I have no idea if he was born in Scotland or Ireland. Hoping someone in Curran-land might have a suggestion or comment. Thanks for your time!
Hi, my name is Kris I am the son of Howard Eric Curran (deceased). I am from Oshawa Ontario Canada. I'm trying to locate my half brother and sister: Jason Curran and Tracy Curran. Any info would be great. Thank you.
My great-grandfather, Harold Wright had a relationship with a woman named Ruth Curran in the mid 1920's. She had Earl and Edwin by him. There's a lot of hearsy around what happened, but somehow my grandfather Edwin, and his brother Earl ended up being legally adopted by their grandparents Herbert and Minnie Wright and Ruth was never again seen. I understand that Ruth wasn't ever actually married to my grandfather, and that she may have been neglectful. I've also heard that she may have passed away in the British Columbia area. This is all that I have to go on, aside from the fact that during the time my grandfather would have been conceived, he was apparently in Minnesota, U.S.A. This leads me to believe that Ruth was an American or had stayed there with him.
Any information that anyone may have about a Ruth Curran born around 1900-1905 with two sons missing would be of great help.
My name is Tim Curran and I am looking for information on my great-grandfather. His name isLawrence William Curran. He was born in Kilkenny, Ireland on July 17 1849. He was the son of John and Ann Curran. He settled in Schuylkill county PA. He died onJuly 23 1912 in Centralia PA. He married Julia Anna Maurer in1881. They had 4 Children William Lawrence, Walter Wesley, John H. ,and Dollie Minerva