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