Interestingly, I think Hayley said they emigrated from Cork.
I don't know why but I got the impression they traveled to Cork just to emigrate from Ireland as many did, so they may have been from elsewhere in Ireland.
Hayley asked a group of HWI members if the name was popular in Ireland ?
O'Dunn, Dunn – In Irish Ó Duinn or Ó Doinn – doin is the genitive case of the adjective donn, which means brown. It is more often written Dunne than Dunn in English. The form O'Doyne, common in the seventeenth century, is now almost obsolete.
Okay i went back and looked through the trees to find the relationship... i was wrong... they are 9th cousins the following way (common ancestor is Edward Bayley - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bayly ):
1 1st Bt Plas Newydd Edward BAYLEY b: 1686 d: 28 Sep 1741 + Dorothy LAMBART d: 16 Aug 1745 2 Lambart BAYLEY d: 1777 + Elizabeth ROTTON b: 1728 3 Edward BAYLEY b: 10 Oct 1743 d: 21 Dec 1825 + Elizabeth SYMES b: 1749 d: 5 Jan 1781 4 Reverend Henry Lambart BAYLEY b: 26 nov 1774 d: 25 Jul 1827 + Selina LEVINGE b: 1780 d: 1852-07-18 5 Elizabeth Frances BAYLY b: 1804 d: 24 Oct 1880 + William Josiah AYLMER b: 6 Dec 1802 d: 9 Aug 1883 6 Justin John AYLMER b: 11 Aug 1831 d: 12 Jan 1885 + Caroline SLATTER b: 30 Mar 1826 d: 28 Jun 1861 7 Selina Frances AYLMER d: 14 Aug 1929 + Warner William Warren WESTENRA b: 1842 d: 23 May 1906 8 Derrick Warner WESTENRA b: 1877 d: 1955 + Helen Beatrice NICHOLLS b: 1885 d: 1970 9 Aylmer Derrick WESTENRA b: 15 Sept 1921 d: 1975 + Living MENZIES 10 Living WESTENRA + Living IRELAND 11 Hayley Westenra
1 1st Bt Plas Newydd Edward BAYLEY b: 1686 d: 28 Sep 1741 + Dorothy LAMBART d: 16 Aug 1745 2 Nicholas BAYLEY b: 1710 d: 1782-12-09 + Caroline PAGET b: 1722 d: 1766-02-07 3 Henry PAGET b: 1744-06-18 d: 1812-03-13 + Jane CHAMPAGNE b: 1748 d: 1817-03-09 4 Henry William PAGET b: 1768-05-17 d: 1854-04-29 + Caroline Elizabeth VILLIERS b: 1774-12-16 d: 1835-06-16 5 Caroline PAGET b: 1796-06-06 d: 1874 + Charles GORDON LENNOX b: 1791-08-03 d: 1860-10-21 6 Cecilia Catherine GORDON LENNOX b: 1838 d: 1910 + George BINGHAM b: 1830 d: 1914 7 Rosalind Cecilia BINGHAM b: 1869 d: 1958-01-18 + James Albert HAMILTON b: 1869-11-30 d: 1953-09-12 8 Cynthia Elinor HAMILTON b: 1897-08-16 d: 1972 + Albert Edward SPENCER b: 1892-05-23 d: 1975 9 Edward John SPENCER b: 1924-01-24 d: 1992-03-29 + Frances Ruth ROCHE b: 1936-01-20 d: 2004-06-03 10 Diana Frances SPENCER b: 1 Jul 1961 d: 31 Aug 1997 + "Prince Charles"/ Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor, Prince of Wales 11 "Prince William"/ William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor, 1st Duke of Cambridge 11 "Prince Harry"/ Henry Charles Albert David Windsor, Prince of the United Kingdom
i hope this makes Hayley smile... at least this way she can explain to Prince William or Prince Harry the next time she sees them exactly how they are cousins
hi Jack, i actually don't know i suspect that she does though... since she probably reads these boards. i don't visit HWI nearly as much anymore, but back about 8-9 years ago i used to post on her various ancestry relationships with all the different places she would sing at. Lincoln Cathedral for example... where some of her ancestors are buried. When she went to France... how one of her gg uncles lost his life. Etc. Hayley has an amazing family history. Sorry i haven't seen this and for the very slow reply. Haven been on this board for a long time. i did have a lot of fun looking into Hayley's family tree.... this was back during that time when i used her family as a way of determining how related i was to a random English person.
HW fan/Genealogy nut - a 15th cousin twice removed of Hayley Westenra