Jennifer Wood(nee Prendergast) Profile

“The quest to find Prendergast Ancestors”

I am a proud Irish-Australian genealogist who loves to travel through the lands of my ancestors and walk in their footsteps.

In order to fulfil my dying dad’s wishes, I began researching my Prendergast family history in 2014 and have since made some wonderful discoveries with a lot of help from kind people for our Prendergast family.

I would like to thank the 3841 visitors from the 32 countries who have followed my blog and posted comments. With the collaboration of other family historians, quite a few exciting new developments have come to light.  I would like to invite other Prendergast family historians to get in touch with me if you have any questions that need solving or information you would like to share.

I am currently studying on line for my Diploma of Family History at the University of Tasmania so that I can increase my genealogy knowledge and hone my skills in preparation for the next phase of my quest to find Prendergast Ancestors.

11 thoughts on “Jennifer Wood(nee Prendergast) Profile

  1. Thank you again Jennifer for your incredible work. As mentioned, I descend from my ggg grandfather John Pendergast (Minerva 1800) and his wife Jane Williams (The Nile) my ggg grandmother. Then my direct line is through one of their 9 children James Pendergast, then through Norbert Napleon, John Michael Prendergast, then to my late Father Leon Rhone Prendergast.


  2. Hi Mary,
    Lovely to hear from you again. In answer to your question, no I have not published/posted the family tree of the generations before convict John Prendergast as this information is not freely available on line. The church where John was baptised does hold these records but as they rely on donations to help pay for the church, I feel it would not be appropriate for me to release this information without their permission. At present due to Covid, I have been advised by the Parish Priest of this diocese that the archivist is not available for consultation therefore no further information is available at present.


  3. Jennifer, have you posted a family tree of the generation/s before convict John P(r)endergast anywhere on line? I’m having trouble getting my head around it 😦


  4. Jennifer, have you posted a family tree of the generation/s before convict John P(r)endergast anywhere on line? I’m having trouble getting my head around it 😦


  5. Hello, my name is Hollie and I’m descended from John and Catherine Pendergast’s son John who married Elizabeth Dwyer. I have spend the last few years following my line of Pendergast’s and I’m very interested in finding out more about Catherine.


  6. Hi, Jennifer! My name is Kathleen Prendergast Heiling. My grandparents immigrated to New York from Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, two years apart. They married in the U.S. I plan to visit Ireland for the first time next year, and would love to meet my Prendergast relatives. My great-grandmother Prendergast was a Buckley from Innishannon. Any idea how I find out who they are? I have O’Connors from Kerry and Dalys from Cork. My great uncle was Daniel Prendergast, who immigrated to Australia.


  7. Hi Carmel,
    Thank you for your comment. I would love to hear more about your Grandmother. What year would she have been born and when did she marry Jeremiah Fahey? You didn’t mention what country you live in. Would you like to share that information with me?


  8. This is interesting. My grandmother was Catherine Prendergast born Mount Mellery Cappoquin Waterford Ireland, married to Jeremiah Fahey. There were many Patricks and Johns in her family. Good luck in you research.

    Carmel Young


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