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Date Posted:Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Author:Michael Rafferty
Author Details:Raff521@outlook.com
Message (#561):Hi I am searching for some insight into roots. I was adopted in 1951 from the New York Foundling Hospital. Original name was Michael John Roche. Date of birth was supposedly May 21, 1951. My adoptive parents told me about a large Irish family that could not afford to maintain any more kids. I wonder if that tale strains credulity. If any on this site have any leads please let me know. Thanks.

Date Posted:Monday, April 14, 2014
Author:emer
Author Details:emerfotrde@aol.co.uk
Message (#560):Hi, I am trying to find out more information about Joseph Roche from Holycross, Kilmallock. His name is father on birth certificate for Patrick John Roche.

Date Posted:Thursday, April 10, 2014
Author:Chelsea Fairbanks
Author Details:cmf2510@email.vccs.edu
Message (#559):Hi everyone! Trying to build a family tree and need more info on my mom's side. Her father was Joseph Hubert Roach, born 1932 to Margarita (Ketterer) and ?? My mom doesn't remember his father's name as he was gone before she was born. I think my grandfather was born in New York? Thanks for any help :)

Date Posted:Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Author:Ray Gordon
Author Details:rayjamgor@gmail.com
Message (#558):Been along day at work ,Patrick Roche :-)

Date Posted:Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Author:Ray Gordon
Author Details:rayjamgor@gmail.com
Message (#557):Should have said Patrick was born 1838 and died aged 76 in 1913 and Bridget 1840/41 and died 1913 aged 72 .

Date Posted:Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Author:Ray Gordon
Author Details:rayjamgor@gmail.com
Message (#556):Hi there , started my family tree and have got back as far as Patrick and Bridget Welsh daughter of( Patrick Welsh - Mary Welsh , ms Welsh).Thry married in 1865 in Glasgow with just theres names in a book in St Alpohnsus Chapel. In 1891 census Pat and Bridget give birthplace as Co Galway and other census,s just Ireland. Both died in 1913 and Bridget has death cert on Scotlands People but on an entry for Pat in St Peters Cemetry Dalbeth Glasgow. They were still together in 1911 census with oldest of 4 sons Patrick jr still eith them . Would anyone know where to start finding where they came from of the Welshs ?

Date Posted:Monday, March 3, 2014
Author:JOHN ROCHE
Author Details:JROCHE60@OPTUSNET.COM.AU
Message (#555):Hi All, I am John Roche Jnr. My Father was John(Sean) Roche born 7/7/1929. Married Esther Roche from Cork City, immigrated to Australia in 1954 from England. His Father was William ( Bill). Anyone who can fill in further details the information would be appreciated

Date Posted:Sunday, March 2, 2014
Author:Georgina Hitchcox
Author Details:ghitchcox@hotmail.co.uk
Message (#554):I got a Roche key ring when I went to Ellis Island in New York. Motto: Mon Dieu Est Ma Roche which translates to "My God is my rock".

Date Posted:Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Author:Michael Roche
Author Details:michaeldroche9@gmail.com
Message (#553):Hi, i'm wondering if you might have information about the history of the name Roche, or if you know where we came from? would really appreciate all answers. p.s The Roche motto is also something i'd love to know.

Date Posted:Saturday, February 1, 2014
Author:Jimmy Wilkinson Meyer
Author Details:jmeyer@wooster.edu
Message (#552):Re: my message of earlier this evening. I checked ancestry.com and Lawrence Roche was in fact born to Thomas Roche; the dates coincide. So I need to know now where in Ireland Thomas was born! Will send Mr. Hobbes an email. Thanks for any assistance.

Date Posted:Saturday, February 1, 2014
Author:Jimmy Wilkinson Meyer
Author Details:jmeyer@wooster.edu
Message (#551):I'm replying to John Hobbes and asking a question. Apparently my Roche family, like John's, had some roots in Scranton, PA. My great-grandfather, Lawrence (or Laurence) Roche was born 21 Apr 1867 in Scranton. I do not know his parents' names. The only death info. I have is that he died before 1930. Lawrence married Catherine Liebau; they lived in the Pittsburgh, PA, area. I assume he died there. The couple had 4 children: Lawrence, Selma (my paternal grandmother, who married James Walker Wilkinson), Augusta, and Joseph. Any information on Lawrence's parents would be welcome! Thanks.

Date Posted:Saturday, February 1, 2014
Author:Trish Dagg
Author Details:trishdagg@gmail.com
Message (#550):This is in reply to Deborah Horan's message, she's grand-daughter of Maria ("Marie") Philomena Roche, born in Dublin. Your grandmother is actually my dad's first cousin. Her mother was Josephine Kavanagh from Tomgarrow, Co. Wexford, and her father was Michael Roche, born just outside Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. There was 7 children born, Catherine (married Patrick Jordan) Michael, (Married Josephine Kavanagh) Mary (married Bill Donovan), Patrick (married Mrs Kavanagh) John, my grandfather (married Joanna Frayne), James (died aged 22 in 1922), and Ellen or Nellie, (married John Joe Sinnott). I've sent email to your email address but no reply, so hopefully you or your family pop back here to watch messages. Would love to hear from you, or anyone related to this strain of Roche's.

Date Posted:Friday, January 31, 2014
Author:Mick Roche
Author Details:Ponderosa001@msn.com
Message (#549):New to this site....My brother pointed me to it. My name is also Michael Roche. I/my family knows we originate from county cork and came to the states in the early 1800's by way of St. John's. Not sure if that was St. John's Newfoundland or New Brunswick. I believe that was John Raphael Roche but would have to firm up the details to see how closely the lineage is. I will have to enlist other family mamebers to get the details and back track as close as is know to us. Was told of an interesting blood relation, Father Philip Roche of the Emerald Isle, a rebel whom had his head placed upon a pike alongside the bridge leading into town during the troubles. Not sure of the date. I will attempt to vist your site again but wanted to introduce myself on behalf of my extended states-side family. Cheers to all! :)

Date Posted:Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Author:Jeffrey Baker
Author Details:jmb679@gmail.com
Message (#548):Updates to previous post. I have confirmed that her name was Louise Mary Roach. She was born in Cork, Ireland in April, 1865. Mary immigrated to the US in 1882/83. Also, I believe the 1881 census in England reveals her parents to be William Roach and Ellen, both born in 1841 in Cork, Ireland.

Date Posted:Sunday, January 19, 2014
Author:Jeffrey Baker
Author Details:jmb679@gmail.com
Message (#547):I am researching my maternal great grandmother, whose surname was either Roche or Roach and her given name was Mary. So, her name could have been Mary Roche (Roach) or, possibly, Louise Mary Roche (Roach). She was born in Ireland about 1864 and died in New York, NY sometime after the 1940 US Census. Mary immigrated to the US in 1873 (probably) and married William J. Francis on 24-Dec-1887. Thomas Francis, father of William, lived with William and Mary for a short time in New York. She and William had 8 children: Anna Ellen, Elizabeth, Thomas, Frederick, William, Daniel, Margaret and Warren. Thanks in advance for any info or advice.

Date Posted:Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Author:Georgina Hitchcox
Author Details:ghitchcox@hotmail.co.uk
Message (#546):Im the grandchild of Kate Roche (Kathleen, Katie or Kitty). I know my grandmother originated from Broadford, Limerick. She was daughter to Edward and Elizabeth Roche and had siblings; Micheal, Hannah, Thomas, David, Jimmy/James, Nelly/Eleanor, Elizabeth, Mary, Briget, Ita and Norah. I'm finding it difficult to track and trace my family history as like my Nan, they all have an abundance of different names and birth dates!

Date Posted:Sunday, January 5, 2014
Author:Stephen Roche
Author Details:stepenroche@yahoo.co.uk
Message (#545):Patrick Roche my grand father was born c1827 and married to a Mary Obrien born c1840 Patrick Roche my grandfather was born c1880 he is on the 1911 limerick census his place of birth is limerick I belive he moved into limerick as a child he Married Catherine Blackwell in 1901 daughter of Micheal Blackwell and Ellen Murner who Married in 1873

Date Posted:Sunday, January 5, 2014
Author:John Hobbes
Author Details:hobbwill@aol.com
Message (#544):My "Roche line": Thomas Roche (born 1823 Ireland; died 7 Feb 1910 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) married Catherine (LNU). Their kids include my Grandfather: John Edward Roche (b. Jan 1860) who married Anna T. Burns (b.1866) on 16 Feb 1887. Their kids included my mother Florence Irene Roche (b. 9 Sep 1897 in Pennsylvania; d. 27 Jul 1992 in Maryland). // Thomas Roche apparently emigrated to USA in 1848 or 1851. Looking for additional data, especially FROM WHERE in Ireland, though the name is apparently very common (even when combined with spouse named "Catherine"). Not sure if marriage was in USA or Ireland. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Your Yank Cousin, John

Date Posted:Saturday, January 4, 2014
Author:Michael Nash
Author Details:michael@marinecannon.com
Message (#543):I'm trying to find out about Sir George and Mrs. Roche, alive in 1852, friends of Caroline Bowles Southey who lived in Hampshire. Has anyone come across Sir George Roche ?

Date Posted:Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Author:Michelle Roach
Author Details:michelleolhausen1971@gmail.com
Message (#542):looking for info on WILLIAM ROACH b. 1730, who had a son WILLIAM b. 1750 who went to america and faught in the revolutionary war. both from Co. Cork



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