Quigley is the anglicized form of the 12th century Gaelic O'Coigligh. O'
Quigley Resources on
- Lilian's Blog Quigleys in Donegal.
- My Quigley Ancestors. Quigleys in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- The Quigleys of Awaba Park Quigleys in Australia.
England and Scotland. Quigleys crossed the Irish Sea in the 19th century in search of jobs. John Quigley from Monaghan, for instance, came to the Govan area of Glasgow in the 1870's to work in the shipbuilding there.
America. Many Quigleys
In fact the Quigleys were among the first Scots and Irish settlers
Cumberland valley in the 1730's (as traced in Bella Swope's 1905 book History of the McKinney-Brady-Quigley
Families). James Quigley had settled there in frontier
land in what is today Hopewell township. He built his wilderness
home of logs close to the banks of Conodoguinet creek. A bridge
later built there caused the location of the Quigley homestead on
Conodoguinet creek to be later called Quigley's Bridge which was where
later generations of Quigleys grew up.
Other Quigleys in Pennsylvania were:
- James Quigley, born in Pennsylvania in 1777, who moved to Barren
Kentucky after the Revolutionary War was over.
- while one Quigley family
history began with Phillip Quigley who around 1790 immigrated to
Philadelphia and Bucks county, an area where other Quigleys had already
settled (a Quigley ran the ferry service which operated across the
- John Quigley who was a forgeman at the local ironworks in Richmond township, Berks county in the early 1800’s.
- and Michael Quigley of German parentage who was one of the founders of Beech Creek in central Pennsylvania after settling there in 1814.
Australia. William Quigley came out to Australia from county Antrim as an assisted immigrant on the Devonport in 1868. In Sydney he got a job as coachman to a wealthy industrialist and married his daughter Margaret in 1870. They bought themselves a fine estate at Awaba Park on Macquarie Lake in 1878. Unfortunately a year later William, while riding home, was thrown from his horse, fracturing his skull and was found dead on the roadside.
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Father James Quigley, born in Armagh, was a United Irishman executed by the English in 1798.
James Quigley, Canadian born, served as the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago from 1903 to 1915.
Eddie Quigley was an English footballer who was transferred in 1949 from Sheffield Wednesday to Preston at the then English record transfer fee of £26,500.
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