Peter & Peter Tinneny Meet

Peter Tinneny (Auckland, NZ) and Peter Tinneny (Londonderry, NI)  Photo: Courtesy of Mary Tinneny Barton 

July 12, 2009 Peter Tinneny from Derry, Northern Ireland (NI) met Peter Tinneny from Auckland, New Zealand (NZ). The cousins had not previously met and learned of each other via the Tinneny Family History website.  

Peter, the son of Jim and Gillian Tinneny of Derry, NI had gone to New Zealand last winter to take an extensive pilot training program. He had learned of Peter in Auckland, NZ when he saw his father James Tinneny’s obituary on the Tinneny website, which he monitors regularly.  

The other Peter, the son of Jim and Mary Tinneny, was born and lived in New Zealand most of his life with his parents and siblings.  Both Peters are descendents of Francis Tinneny and Ann Elliott of Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland. Peter from New Zealand is the great-great grandson of the couple and Peter from Northern Ireland is their great-great-great grandson.