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Fr John L Heffernan Fr Heffernan was born in Ballylongford, County Kerry in 1855. After his study at All Hallows' College he was ordained in 1878 and late in that same year arrived in Melbourne. He was appointed to assist at St Patrick's Cathedral and was in charge of the Clifton Hill district, which at that time was part of the Cathedral parish. Fr Heffernan was then appointed to the new Warragul Mission and then the new Diocese of Sale in 1887. In January 1888, he was appointed the new administrator of St Francis' until April 1891 when he moved to South Melbourne. Fr Heffernan died three months later on 6 July 1891. Fr William Quilter Born in Listowel, County Kerry, Fr Quilter studied at All Hallows' College and was ordained in 1877. Soon after his ordination, he arrived in Melbourne and was stationed at Elsternwick, prior to moving to Dandenong, South Melbourne and Kew. In October 1895 he came to St Francis' and stayed there until his death on 20 April 1926, at the age of seventy-six. Fr James Moore Fr Moore studied in All Hallows' College and was ordained in 1859. He came to Australia as chaplain to a group of immigrants and was appointed administrator of St Francis' from July 1859 - May 1862. He was then appointed to Keilor and in September 1866 to Ballarat, where he succeeded Dr Shiel as priest-in-charge. In 1869 he was appointed Dean, and later became Vicar-General to Dr O'Connor, the first Bishop of Ballarat. Following the death of the Bishop, he was appointed administrator of the diocese from 1884 and died in 1904.

HISTORY: Padruig Dunne Professor of Classics at St Michaels died 10th September 1954, Kerry Evening Star advertisements 1904, Killaloe slate quarry wages 18 shillings to 21 shillings per week, Poynts Tobacco 5 pence per ounce or 6 pence by post, Sugar half crown per stone, tickets for the St Louis Exhibition first class saloon £13, second class cabin £8, third class £1 and 10 shillings and return fare £4 and 2 shillings.


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(users comments) I am a descendant of John Dillon and Mary Greany of Moyvane/Murhur or Newtonsandes. My Great Great Grandfather was Daniel Dillon born in approximately 1835 to John Dillon and Mary Greany. Daniel Dillon emigrated to Illinois, USA and married Ellen Cain. Their daughter Ellen Dillon married Thomas O'Sullivan in Illinois, USA (he was born in Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland, in 1835). Their daughter, Eileen Sullivan, was born in Illinois and married Louis Regnier. My mother was their daughter, Alice Regnier.
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Children of Matt Doherty and Ellen Lyston who became nuns.

Kate (or Catherine) Doherty was called in Religion "Sister Mary Austin Joseph of the Sacred Heart" entering the convent on 16 February 1871, took the habit of the congregation on 15 September 1871, and made her profession on 16 September 1873.

Ellen Doherty was called in Religion "Sister Mary David Joseph of the Face of Jesus" entering the convent on 23 February 1869, took the habit of the congregation on 14 September 1869, and made her profession on 15 September 1871.

Cyril Jane Doherty was Janette, the youngest child of Matt and Ellen was a Loretto Sister.

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View Record William Collins 2 May 1901 abt 1873 Male Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Saxonia
View Record John Conway 18 Oct 1900 abt 1874 Male Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Saxonia
View Record John Fitzmaurice 16 May 1903 abt 1879 Male Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Mayflower
View Record Bridget Flaherty 6 Jun 1902 abt 1883 Female Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Saxonia
View Record Lizzie Flaherty 6 Jun 1902 abt 1884 Female Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Saxonia
View Record Annie Hamahan 2 Jun 1895 abt 1872 Female Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Gallia
View Record William Kiely 19 May 1900 abt 1873 Male Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Ultonia
View Record Lizzie Mahony 6 Jun 1902 abt 1882 Female Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Saxonia
View Record Maurice Mahony 6 Jun 1902 abt 1879 Male Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Saxonia
View Record Roger Mc Grath Feb 1901 abt 1882 Male Liverpool, England Newtownsandes Ivernia
View Record Kate O'brien 2 May 1901 abt 1883 Female Queenstown, Ireland Newtownsandes Saxonia

Of JOHN, Bridget, and Ellen KELLY, of parish New Castle West [co. Limerick]. Bridget and Ellen came to this country about 7 years ago; when last heard from were in Syracuse, N Y. John came about 4 years ago. Should this come to his notice or any friend, please direct to his cousin, Jeremiah Kelly, Osage city, Cole county, Missouri.

Of ELLEN & BRIDGET KELLY (sisters) natives of Newcastle-west [co. Limerick]; sailed from Cork in April, 1849, and landed in New York. Address DANIEL BRODERICK, Durham Station, Acton Post office, St. L. & A. Railroad, Eastern Townships, Canada East.

Boston Pilot
Information Wanted Ads

12 July 1856
Of JAMES GRANT, who left Listowel [co. Kerry] 6 years ago. - Please address
his brother, Michael Grant, Wappelo, Louisa county, Iowa.

20 November 1852 DANIEL DUNFORD Of DANIEL & PATRICK DUNFORD, native of parish Murkher, Newtownsands [co. Kerry] - when last heard of Daniel was in Cleveland Ohio; Patrick sailed from Tralee in August 1851, for Quebec, in ship Nestor. Also of HENRY FITZMAURICE, of Ballydonohue, parish Galey, - was in Livingston County, N. Y, in March, 1851. Information will be thankfully received by TIMOTHY FLAHAVAN, Hedgesville, Berkley, Va. Volume II: 1851 - 1853

3 March 1855 ELLEN PELLICAN OF ELLEN PELLICAN and her two children, William and Mary, also Betsy Pellican and Ellen Connors, all natives of Newtownsands parish of Murher, co Kerry, who sailed from Limerick August 3 '54, for Montreal; when last heard from they were in Montreal on the 11th November. Should this meet them, they will direct to John Pellican, in care of James L. R. Leonard, Tuscumbia, Franklin co, Ala. Volume III: 1854 - 1856

19 May 1855 LAWRENCE CUSIC OF LAWRENCE & EDMUND CUSIC, natives of parish Newtownsands, co Kerry. Lawrence when last heard of was in Sidndy [sic], Ohio, last summer. Edmund, in '53, was in Indianapolis. Information will be received by their sister Hanora Cusic, Rockville, Parke co, Pa. Volume III: 1854 - 1856

20 February 1858 LAWRENCE CUSIC OF LAWRENCE CUSIC, native of parish Newtownsands [co. Kerry]; when last heard from was in Sidney, Ohio, and moved to Iowa. Information received by his sister, Hannah Cusic, Crawfordsville, Montgomery county, Indiana. Volume IV: 1857 - 1860

6 March 1858 MICHAEL CONNOR OF MICHAEL CONNOR, son to Dennis Connor and Mary Sheahan, native of Newtownsands, Leitrim [co. Kerry]; when last heard from he was in New Orleans. Information received by his sister Mary, care of Bartholemew O'Connor, No 6 Middlesex street, Boston, Mass. Volume IV: 1857 - 1860

3 August 1867 MARY MULVIHILL OF MARY, JOANNA and DENIS MULVIHILL, or either of them, but especially of the last named Denis. Mary came to America in 1848, Joanna in 1858, and Denis in 1864, at which last time all three were living in or near Albany, New York, where they are still supposed to reside. They are the children of Patrick Mulvihill, of the parish of Newtownsands, county Kerry, Ireland. Whoever will have the kindness to furnish to the undersigned, by letter at an early day, any tidings of the foregoing persons, shall be repaid his trouble, and have the thanks of their brother, whose address is - Patrick J. Mulvihill, Memphis, Tennessee. Volume VI: 1866 - 1870

12 March 1870 DANIEL MULVIHILL OF DANIEL MULVIHILL, parish of Newtownsands, county Kerry; when last heard from, two years ago, he was in the State of New York. Any one knowing his where-abouts will confer a favor by addressing John Kennedy, Reese Graff and Dull Fort Pit Iron and Steel Works, Twelfth Ward, Pittsburgh, Pa. Volume VI: 1866 - 1870

17 March 1883 JOHANNA MULVAHILLE OF JOHANNA MULVAHILLE, of Glanalappa, parish of Newtownsands, Co. Kerry, who came to America about the year 1856. Any information will be thankfully received by Mary Flaherty, care of James F. Kirby, So. Framingham, Mass.

18 March 1854 MAURICE RELAHAN OF MAURICE RELAHAN, native of Kilmeany, parish of Knockanure, near Listowel, co Kerry, who arrived in New York about 4 yrs ago; when last heard of (18 months) was at Savannah. Information of him will be received by his sister and brother-in-law JOHN MOORE, formerly of Pyremount, near Tarbert, co Kerry; now of Danville, Canada East. Address, care of THOS CULHANE. Volume III: 1854 - 1856

16 December 1854 JOHN LANGAN OF JOHN LANGAN, of parish Knockanure, co Kerry, who emigrated to America about 1 yr ago last May; when last heard from he was in Lowell Hall, Wallingford, New Haven, Conn. Information will be received by his brother Thomas, Xenia, Green co, O. Volume III: 1854 - 1856

5 January 1867 TIMOTHY THORNTON OF TIMOTHY THORNTON, a native of the parish of Knockanure, county Kerry, who came to this country about seventeen years ago; when last heard from he was in Connecticut. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received by his friend, John Mulville, Box 239 Waterbury, Conn.

MARYELLEN REDISH - 08:55am May 25, 2006 Irish

Great grandmother, Annie O'Connor, & her sister, Kate, emigrated to Philadelphia circa 1875 from Tralee. Parents were Michael & Johanna O'Connor. Annie married William W. Campbell in Phila. Great grandfather, John J. Kennelly, born in Listowel emigrated to Philadelphia around 1873. His parents were Michael & Catherine Kennelly. John married Catherine McElroy in Phila. Any info on original Kennelly or O'Connor families appreciated

When my grandmother Julia Howard (later Mrs. Edw.Brennan) arrived in
Chicago in 1907
her passenger manifest (Ellis Island) states she was going to her
"Cousin Nora Ahern" who was living at 1343 Watson Ave. Chicago.

Traveling with gramma from Listowel was Catherine Dillon.
Catherine Dillon also stated her destination was "Cousin Nora Ahern"
of the same Watson Ave address in Chicago.

Catherine Dillon listed her father as Thomas Dillon of LIstowel.

Does anyone have either this CATHERINE DILLOR or NORA AHERN in their

Most appreciative of your thoughtful reply and for all the valued information.
I will discuss it with my cousins and co-researchers and sort it out.
Nice to know about the Hannons, thank you.

The John and William Brennan in Guhard in 1901 were my grampas, Edmond/Edward's father (John) and uncle (William).
One of those two Eugene's in 1901 was another brother of John and William, all sons of a Philip who was married to a Mary Broder/Broderick from Farranastack. That's were the Broder/Brodericks come into the picture.


Hope this list is of some help to you and others.

All the best,

Leitrim East


Ref #

6 John Kissane
John Bunce

6a Michael Tydings - Michael Kissane crossed out.

7a John Kissane

8 John Culhane
Michael Fennell

9a Michael Kennelly

9b Patrick Kennelly

10ab John O'Brien


4b Michael Bunce

5b Michael Tydings

5a John Kissane

6 John Culhane
Patrick Fennell - Michael Fennell crossed out.


5a John Kissane

5bcd Michael Tydings

6B Michael O'Connor - John Culhane crossed out.

6a Michael Graddy - Daniel Graddy crossed out. Patrick Kennelly crossed out.

7Aa Maurice Walsh

7Ba Michael Kennelly

7Bbc Daniel Kennelly - Patrick Kennelly crossed out. (I believe it says

8Ba Henry Windle

8Aa Thomas Windle - Patrick Windle crossed out.


1A Bridget Fennell

1B Thomas Culhane

2 Thomas Culhane - Patrick Culhane crossed out.

3 James Mulvihill

4a Michael Bunce - Patrick Bunce crossed out.

5a Michael Kissane - John Kissane crossed out.

5bcd Thomas Tydings

6A Michael Graddy


1A Michael Kennelly - Bridget Fennell crossed out.

1B James Culhane - Thomas Culhane crossed out.

1DE John Brendan

1C John Brendan - Patrick O'Connor crossed out.

2 James Culhane - Thomas Culhane crossed out.

3BA Michael Mulvihill - James Mulvihill crossed out.

4a Patrick Bunce - Michael Bunce Crossed out.

5a Patrick O'Sullivan - Michael Kissane crossed out.

5bcd Thomas Tydings


I am looking for anyone with a connection to the subject couple.
Michael KEANE, born in Ballylongford, Kerry in 1865, came to Montreal in 1901,
Bridget Kinsella from Gory, Wexford, arrived in the same year.

They married in St Patrick's cathedral in June 1902, and lived in Griffintown.
Their 6 children were baptized with the last name KANE.
Mary J, born Mar 22, 1903 - nothing known
Helen G, born Apr 10, 1904 - nothing known
Anne (Dudie), born Jul 29, 1906, married Arthur Allan
John, born Aug 23, 1908, married Muriel Duncan
Michael, born Mar 23, 1914, married Suzanne Leger
Edward(Eddie), born Aug 24, 1918, married Gwen Rochon.

Mike Kane in Nova Scotia

My Grandfather was Michael Keane, born in 1865 in Ballylongford.
His father was John Keane, married to Bridget Patt.
Bridget Patt had a brother Thomas, he married Mary Patt.
Yes, bro sis married sis bro.

Do you have any connections to these folks??????????

Michael and Ileen Kane
Dartmouth, NS

I remember my grandmother talking about these folks because the name Goulding didn't sound Irish. I think they were my grandfather's cousins and they lived in the Bronx section of New York. The sisters of this man were called the "Dolly Sisters" and I believe one of them had the married name Harrington.

Can't remember much else except the Harringtons had like 12 kids and half of them were clergy.


Bernice Gaynor, nee Goulding, beloved wife of Edward; loving mother
of Edward Howard and John Gaynor; fond sister of Marie O'Brien,
Margaret Kirby, Josephine Culhane, Nance, the late John, Hugh,
Thomas, Patrick, Dennis, Michael, and Catherine O'Laughlin;
grandmother of nine. Funeral Saturday, 8:45 a.m., from McInerney's
Funeral Home, 46th pl. and Wallace st., to St. Gabriel's church. Mass
9:30 a.m. Native of Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland. Interment
St. Mary's cemetery. BO 8-0703.


HARNETT, Mary (COLLINS); ; Moyvane KER IRL; Irish Examiner (COR IRL); 2000-12-21; dja
HENNESSY, Ellen T (LYNCH); 92; Moyvane County Kerry IRL>Myerstown PA; Lebanon D-N; 2000-3-11; egoodman
KILKELLY, Catherine P "Kitty" (FOLEY); ; Moyvane KER IRL>Naperville IL; Chicago T; 2007-7-5; scrttt
McELLIGOTT, Elaine Sister; 90; Moyvane Co Kerry IRL>Houston TX; Galveston Daily; 2007-6-24; dling

ABLE, Athea L "Tootie" (HUGHES)[HASTINGS]; 76; Lodi OH; Wooster D-R; 1998-5-1; bostrock
EPARWA, Athea Justine miss; ; Kansas City MO>Houston TX; K C Star (MO); 2004-12-26; clhurst
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GRAY, Athea (HATTHORN); 17; Jacksonville TX; Lufkin DN; 2003-12-27; bjl
HATTHORN, Athea; 17; Cherokee Co TX; Tyler M-T; 2003-12-26; pfu
HATTHORN, Athea; 17; Jacksonville TX; Tyler M-T; 2003-12-27; pfu
HAYNES, Hazel Athea (McQUIDDY); 90; Newton KS>Lake Elsinore CA; Californian; 2005-7-3; mts
HOLLFIELD, Frances Athea (DILLSL); 74; Marion NC; Charlotte Obs; 2006-5-13; mfsmith
HOLLIFIELD, Frances Athea (DILLS); 74; Spruce Pine NC; Asheville C-T; 2006-5-13; wrabb
HOLLIFIELD, Frances Athea (DILLS); 74; Spruce Pine NC; McDowell News; 2006-5-16; wrabb
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LAUB, Athea M (ERNEY); 87; Bethlehem PA; The Morning Call; 2005-2-24; kat
LEAHY, Johanna Sr DMJ "Mother Mary Bonaventure"; ; Athea IRL>San Pedro CA; SO BAY D-B; 2006-9-17; dkrb
LOW, Athea Lea (ANDERSON); 76; Beardstown IL>Visalia CA; VTD; 2008-11-25; msty
LYNCH, Nelius; ; Headford Killarney KER>Lower Athea LIM IRL; Irish Examiner (COR IRL); 2002-2-27; dja
RANDEL, Athea ( ); 95; Santa Monica CA; PE; 2004-5-1; mts
RAWLS, Athea L; 42; Atlanta GA; Atlanta Journal; 2002-7-7; karjon
ROCHE, John Maurice; 28; Athea LIM IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1847-11-3; dja
SANBORN, Inez Athea; 88; Apalachicola FL; Tallahassee D; 1994-1-6; whamo
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WINDLE, Mary (WINDLE); ; Glenagraga Athea LIM IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1919-9-2; dja
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OLIVER, Honora "Noreen" (WOULFE); 85; Listowel Kerry IRL>Maple Ridge BC; Maple Ridge P-M-N; 2000-5-17; lmcunn
WEITZ, Peggy Eileen (TARBERT); 73; Portland OR; Spokesman-Review (WA); 2005-11-16; cahal
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The Stack family's roots are in County Kerry, Ireland, dating back, according to most accounts, to 1286 with the arrival of a Nicholas Stack who, according to family legend, descended from a member of the army of William the Conqueror. Other versions place the Stacks in Wales as early as the 8th Century. In either event, they were Norman, and came to Ireland with Richard, Earl of Pembroke, called Strongbow, at the invitation of the Leinster king, and with the approval of Henry II of England and Pope Adrian, supposedly to end the constant warring among the various kings in the four provinces. Thus was laid England's historical claim to Ireland.

The Stacks were of, or at least allied with the various Fitzgerald and Fitzmaurice clans, the famous Geraldines, or Gheradini, who rode with William, and left Wales to become the lords and knights of Kerry. These clans set up their court at Lixnaw, and the Stacks, connected to the Fitzgeralds by marriage, were awarded extensive tracts nearby at what was Castletown, and later Kilflynn.

The Stacks de Crotta, from whom our family descends, takes that name from the residence they built at Crotta in 1320. (See picture) Henceforth, the entire area from Kilflynn, for several centuries called Stackstown, to Abbeydorney and eastward became known as "Pubble Stack," or Stack's country - even to the extent of having Stack Mountain named for them.

By the 16th century the Stacks were thoroughly integrated into the life of Kerry, and known even then as fierce adversaries of the English. Stacks were prominent in the Battle of Kinsale in 1601. Thus, while a stray rogue joined the English, the family, which began as Norman Anglo-Irish, became, over the centuries, as much, and some might say more, Gael than Norman.

The Stack tradition is a proud one, if somewhat pugnacious. The motto on the family crest is "Honorabo me Honorantes" - I will honor those who honor me. Our branch of the family is known as Moore Stack, not deriving from a connection to Sir Thomas Moore, but from the marriage of Patrick Stack (b.1775, d.1808), grandson of Edmund Stack de Crotta, the last to retain that title, to one Hannah Moore of Ballinruddery.

An uncle of Patrick, Edward, b.1756, d.1833 in Calais, was to achieve fame and fortune as one of the legendary Flying Geese. As a Lt. in the French army, he was assigned to serve under John Paul Jones aboard the Bonhomme Richard which raised hell in English waters. In it's most famous battle he is mentioned in the ship's log as having had grenades thrown down onto the English battleship Serapis which the Americans then boarded and seized.

The name Captain Stack appears in a 1785 letter from Geo. Washington to Commodore Jones in Paris regarding Edward's seeking membership in the Revolutionary society Cincinnati. This was problematical since in 1794 Edward, a Royalist in France, entered the Irish Brigade in the British Army where he led the famous Dillons and rose to the rank of General. That commission was awarded in 1830, but during much of the Napoleonic wars he was imprisoned in France. He was awarded membership in Cincinnati by Louis XV1, and the United States recognized his contribution in naming a U.S. Navy destroyer for him in 1938.

Well a while back I found that a James Cotter Lixnaw was a witness to my great great great gramd fathers Jeremiah Cotter death record.

Jeremiah Cotter was born around 1804 and married Ellen Drury around 1830. A sister of Ellen Drury, Catherine married Jeremiah Driscoll around the same time.

Anyways i followed up on the Cotter's in Lixnaw and it appears they originated. Around Ballintogher area.

Interesting thing is that in Griffith's valuation there was a James Drury in Ballyhennessy which is close to Ballintogher.

And then in the Tithe of 1824 there is Maurice Drury in Dysert Townland.

Now if would make sense to me that this Maurice Drury in the Tithe was the father of Ellen and Catherine Drury.

One reason is that one of the oldest sons of Jeremiah Cotter and Ellen Drury was Maurice. And one of the oldest sons of Jeremiah Driscoll and Catherine Drury was also Maurice.

Contributed by Doris Moloney of Cleveland, Ohio

Obituary printed in Sidney, Ohio newspaper on 2/9/1921

Johanna Mulvihill Moloney

On Tuesday evening about ten o'clock, February 8th, 1921 the soul

of Mrs. John Moloney quietly passed into the realm prepared us all

by our Creator. Worry over a son (John C.) in the great war,

impaired her health from which she had not fully recovered,

however she was anticipating a journey to Cleveland to visit her

children on the day she died. Not feeling quite well she postponed

her departure, spent a part of the day in bed and after preparing

herself for the night she called her daughter who responded

immediately to find her mother died from heart failure. Mrs.

Moloney, known to her friends as Johanna, was born in County

Kerry, Ireland, January 12, 1858, came to America when a young

woman and lived in Shelby County ever since then. She was

acknowledged to be an almost true type of Irish beauty when she

came to Sidney. Her perfect complexion, blue black wavy hair,

liquid blue eyes and charm of manner and warmth of heart secured

for her everyone's admiration. In 1882 she was married to John

Moloney and went to live in the home where she died proving

herself a faithful wife, devoted mother and good neighbor. She

gave to the Lord the supreme service of womanhood in the raising

of ten good children, an almost incalculable value. Three of these

children, Florence, Raymond and Walter are still in the home.

Frank is married and lives in the neighborhood and has three

children. John Jr., Anna, Alice and Alma are together in Cleveland.

And William, the oldest son, is in New Jersey where he has had a

very responsible government position during the war. One child

died in youth. Besides her children, she leaves to mourn her

departure one sister, Mrs. John McNickols, Chicago and three

stepsisters, Mrs. Stack and Mrs. Gallagher of Chicago and Mrs.

James Haley of Indianapolis. She was a member of the sunshine

club of Green Township; of the married ladies Sodality of her

church and the Killarney club of Sidney. Her funeral services will

be held at the Holy Angels Church, Friday morning at 8:30

o'clock. Interment in Graceland, Sidney, Ohio.




Goodwin/hennessey FAMILY - Kilshannig
My G.grandparents Robert and Catherine Goodwin appear on the 1901+1911 census living on kilshanning Island He was a farmer and fisherman. They had my grandmother ELLEN b1897 John 1899 Johanna b 1900 who dies before 1911 census Roberts brother lived on the island as well he was Joseph . Catherines maiden name was Hennessey. I believe her parents were Micheal and Mary Hennessy and siblings Thomas,John and Mary.........Ellen Goodwin married a Thomas Toomey not sure if Ireland USA or England. They had relatives and ties with Tralee they lived in the old staff barracks in Tralee with children Mary my mother Thomas, Robert and Jimmy they were born in usa but moved back to Tralee sometime in the late 30s early 40s but left and went to England then usa Ellen lived in NY and died there. My mother returned to England and married my father. Know very little about the Toomey side except he had a brother corneilius that worked in the hotels in Kerry. I know other members of the Hennessey family moved to holyoak usa around the run of the century.

O'Connell/Hennessy - Knockanure, and Parish
Edward O'CONNELL b.c 1770 is buried in the Knockanure graveyard under a flgstone that reads: "Erected by the Very Rev. James Hennessy O'Connell PP Melbourne Australia to the memory of his grandfather Edward O'CONNELL and his father James O'CONNELL, died June 3 1868, who was also father of Chevalier Michael O'CONNELL, Knight of Pope Pius IX, died July 1864 and Sister Mary Brendan O'CONNELL died Nov 4 1904, Presentation Convent Listowel RIP." This is my brick wall. There is no other mention of this Edward O'CONNELL anywhere in the Irish records. I've been unable to discover the year of his death, who his wife was, his townland, nada. Any other O'CONNELLS with a link to Listowel or Knockanure?

O'Connell - Knockanure, and Parish
i am trying to find information on a John O'Connell who was born in Ireland (possibly county Kerry) he was married to Jelanna (maiden name unknown) also born in Ireland, they immigrated to Minnesota, US possibly in 1848


Revised Aug 06) Athea
Father was James White born 1913 Athea. Had brothers, Thomas and John (known as Jack) and sisters Bridget (known as Delia), Mary, Christina (died age 21)and Catherine - don't know what happened to her. They were the children of Thomas White and Mary Hunt(who came from Knockanure, Kerry, daughter of James Hunt). Thomas was the son of Thomas White and Bridget White - he was born around 1865.



Father was James White born 1913 Athea. Had brothers, Thomas and John (known as Jack) and sisters Bridget (known as Delia), Mary, Christina (died age 21)and Catherine - don't know what happened to her. They were the children of Thomas White and Mary Hunt(who came from Knockanure, Kerry, daughter of James Hunt). Thomas was the son of Thomas White and Bridget White - he was born around 1865.


"Frey, Elizabeth A" <> on 03/23/2000 04:45 PM
To: "''" <>

Hi Bart,

I'm not sure whether you have this info, but after my last e-mail, I looked
through the Fam.History Resource File and found the following:

Margaret Jones b. Oct. 24, 1868
Bridget Jones b. Aug. 24, 1871

Place: Ballylongford, Kerry
Parents: John Jones and Margaret Enright

FHL Number 101179 and 255831

I think this is definitely a hit! Will look for more tomorrow.
Have a great evening!

Betty Frey


Date born 2: Bet. 1871 - 1872, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Dates off the tombstone.
According to the 1930 census, he immigrated in 1900

Could this be him? - no - see above.
Search Results
Search Terms: WESTCOTT (27), JOHN (21152)
Database: Jersey City, New Jersey Directories, 1891-93
Combined Matches: 1
Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
John Westcott waiter 249 Newark avenue Jersey NJ 1891

ix. BRIDGET JONES, b. August 24, 1871, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; d.
February 20, 1956, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; m. MICHAEL WALSH,
Unknown, Saint Michael's Church, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; b. 1860,
Quinn, Co.Clare, Ireland; d. February 13, 1945, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry,

Margaret Jones b. Oct. 24, 1868
Bridget Jones b. Aug. 24, 1871

Place: Ballylongford, Kerry
Parents: John Jones and Margaret Enright

FHL Number 101179 and 255831

She was in America but came back.
Where did she settle when she came back?

"Mary Walsh" <>
07/20/2000 06:25 PM
BRIDGET JONES died 20th February 1956 in Ballylongford, Co.Kerry. She
married MICHAEL WALSH who was born in Quinn, Co. Clare in 1860 and died 13th
February 1945 in Ballylongford, Co.Kerry.

He was the postmaster of Ballylongford.

x. ROBERT JONES, b. Bet. April 20, 1878 - April 19, 1879, Ballylongford, Co.
Kerry, Ireland; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. MARIA CORBERT, Bet. April 20, 1907 -
April 19, 1909, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; b. Bet. April 20, 1886 -
April 19, 1887, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.

He was a school teacher in Moyvane (Newtown Sandes)
Did they have children?

ROBERT was a teacher in Moyvane (or Newtownsandes). He was dismissed and
then went to America where he worked in a bank. He married MYRIA CORBETT and

I did find him on the census of 1910 living with the Westcotts in
Bernardsville, NJ - I have not seen him in the 1920 census though.
He immigrated in 1910 according to the Census.
It lists them as havign one child born at this point

Immigrated: Bet. January 01 - April 19, 1910, Unknown

Immigrated: Bet. January 01 - April 19, 1910, Unknown

Marriage Notes for ROBERT JONES and MARIA CORBERT:
Probably got married here - not definite yet.