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  • Brendan Gleeson
    Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor. His best-known films include Braveheart, Gangs of New York, In Bruges, 28 Days Later, Troy, the Harry Potter films, The Guard and the role of Mic...
  • Bridget Gleeson (c.1813 - 1860)
    DEATH. At her residence, Moeraki, on the 18th instant, the beloved wife of M. S. Gleeson, Esq. Source: Otago Witness (27 October 1860, p. 5). Had to arrive before 1831 - gave birth to son that year. ...
  • Catherine (Higgins) Gleeson, Free Settler "Success" 1849 (1800 - 1858)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Apr 2 2018, 23:29:06 UTC
  • Catherine Anastasia (Gleeson) Wilson, Free Settler "Success" 1849 (c.1849 - 1915)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Apr 2 2018, 23:26:03 UTC
  • Daniel Gleeson, Convict "Governor Ready" 1829 (1803 - 1873)
    LINKSof house breaking at Tipperary in 1828 and sentenced to transportation for 'Life"Transported aboard the "Governor Ready" Gave his status as 'single', however had a wife and 3 children in Roscrea, ...

About the Gleeson surname

from Enrique Treat Gleason (Gleeson), Esq.

Dear Gleeson or Gleason Clan Members:

I recently had my Y-DNA tested through Family Tree DNA ("FTDNA") and agreed to join and have my test results posted with the GLEASON DNA Surname Project hosted by World Families ( In comparing my Y-DNA results with other GLEASONs (and GLEESONs), I’ve been able to conclude that my GLEASON (GLEESON) line is from Silvermines, Tipperary, Ireland. I’ve also noticed a Martin, Michael, John, and James GLEASON (or GLEESON) from the same region (Tipperary, Ireland) with almost identical Y-DNA markers as mine which clearly indicates that I am definitely related to these mentioned GLEASONs (or GLEESONs).

I highly encourage all Gleason or Gleeson Clan Members to join the same project so that we can determine and confirm our ancestry. The GLEASON Surname Project being hosted by World Families is free and it is also linked to Family Tree DNA ("FTDNA"). You can actually telephone FTDNA at (713) 868-1438 and request that they add your name and all test results to the GLEASON Surname Project and to all other projects that FTDNA recommends that may be of interest to all GLEASONs or GLEESONs. For example, I am also involved with the “464xcgg” group and the “R1b and Subclades” group and I think that all GLEASONs and GLEESONs should also join these two important groups.

Anyways, I hope all GLEASONs or GLEESONs join the above-referenced groups so that we can find the missing links between our various GLEASON or GLEESON families. Once you are tested, your test results can be manually transferred to

Please forward this message to all of your Gleason or Gleeson family members.

Take care,

Enrique Treat Gleason

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