Troy Donockley

Place of Birth: Cockermouth, Cumberland, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 May, 1964

Ethnicity: English, some Irish

Troy Donockley is an English composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is known for playing of Uilleann pipes, as well as for being a member of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. Other members of the band include or have included Marco Hietala, Tuomas Holopainen, Floor Jansen, Jukka Nevalainen, Anette Olzon, Tarja Turunen, Sami Vänskä, and Emppu Vuroinen.

Troy is the son of Peggy (Hempsall) and Sidney Donockley.

Troy’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Donockley (the son of Stewart Donockley and Elizabeth Braithwaite). Thomas was born in Workington. Stewart was Irish, from Carnan, County Tyrone, and was the son of Stewart Donockley. Elizabeth was English, from Maryport, Cumberland (now Cumbria), and was the daughter of John Braithwaite and Jane Oliphant.

Troy’s paternal grandmother was Emily Ramsden (the daughter of John Ramsden and Margaret Bailey). Emily was born in Workington.

Sources: Marriage record of Troy’s parents – https://www.freebmd.org.uk

Marriage record of Troy’s paternal grandparents, Thomas Donockley and Emily Ramsden – https://www.familysearch.org

Troy’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Donockley, on the 1901 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Troy’s paternal great-grandparents, Stewart Donockley and Elizabeth Braithwaite – https://www.familysearch.org

Troy’s paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Braithwaite, on the 1871 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Troy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Braithwaite and Jane Seward – https://www.familysearch.org

Troy’s paternal grandmother, Emily Ramsden, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Troy is the son of Peggy (Hempsall) and Sidney Donockley.

    Troy’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Donockley (the son of Stewart Donockley and Elizabeth Braithwaite). Thomas was born in Workington. Stewart was Irish, from Carnan, County Tyrone, and was the son of Stewart Donockley. Elizabeth was English, from Maryport, Cumberland (now Cumbria), and was the daughter of John Braithwaite and Jane Oliphant.

    Troy’s paternal grandmother was Emily Ramsden (the daughter of John Ramsden and Margaret Bailey). Emily was born in Workington.

    Source: Birth record of Troy Donockley – https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?r=229264201:9525&d=bmd_1530543247

    Marriage record of Troy’s parents – https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?r=224189514:1927&d=bmd_1530543247

    Birth record of Troy’s father – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVQJ-XWDX

    Marriage record of Troy’s paternal grandparents, Thomas Donockley and Emily Ramsden – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZT-5Y85

    Troy’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Donockley, on the 1901 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSV2-783

    Marriage record of Troy’s paternal great-grandparents, Stewart Donockley and Elizabeth Braithwaite – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXKP-2T3

    Troy’s paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Braithwaite, on the 1871 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V51D-K22

    Marriage record of Troy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Braithwaite and Jane Seward – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXVJ-WGV

    Troy’s paternal grandmother, Emily Ramsden, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X72Q-7Z2

  2. ethnic says:

    no pic available at the moment

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