From Laois to Kerry
(Book review from The Irish Catholic)
From Laois to Kerry by Michael Christopher Keane
(Beechgrove, Ovens, Cork
€20 + P&P; contact: firstname.lastname@example.org).
J. Anthony Gaughan
This little book falls into two parts. The first deals with the Laois origins and continuing presence in Kerry of the Moores, Kellys, Dowlings, Lawlors, Dorans, Dees, and McEvoys. The second part records the remarkable lives of their transplanter and landlord Patrick Crosbie and his successor Sir Pierce Crosbie,
The above surnames are among the most popular family names in North Kerry at present. The ancestors of those people once resided in what is now known as Co Laois. This is an account of why and how they were transplanted to Kerry by Patrick Crosbie in 1607-9.
The surnames belonged to members of the Seven Septs (clans) of the O’Moore territory. In the early seventeenth century they opposed attempts by the English to pacify the midlands. Eventually they were vanquished and their leader, Owny Rory O’Moore, was killed in battle.
The authorities in London decided to expel the Seven Septs from their ancestral lands and replace them with loyalist settlers. Land was available in Kerry following the ethnic cleansing of Munster during the Elizabethan-Desmond war. Patrick Crosbie, who already had extensive landholdings, was given a grant of some 25,000 acres in North Kerry and undertook to settle the O’Moore Septs as tenant farmers on his new acquisition.
Michael Keane, himself a descendant of one of the Septs, traces the continuing strong presence of the Laois Sept descendants in Kerry through the centuries down to the present day.
He also records that some members of the Seven Septs were able to avoid the transplantation by taking refuge in forests and other inaccessible places. In addition some of the original transplantees, despite a sentence of death being imposed on those who returned, found their way back to their ancestral lands. Hence the prevalence of their surnames also in Co Laois today.
In part II the author provides detailed profiles of Patrick Crosbie (d. 1610) and his son Sir Pierce Crosbie (1590 -1646). Patrick Crosbie also known as Patrick MacCrossan belonged to a family who were rhymers to the O’Moore chiefs. This, Keane points out, is the generally accepted view of post-1922 historians. In so doing he makes some insightful comments on the claims of historical revisionism.
Patrick Crosbie was better than most other people at weaving his way through the corrupt and Machiavellian politics of his time. From the 1580s onwards he was a trusted English ally for which he received grants of extensive landholdings in Queens County (now Laois) and Kerry.
Sir Pierce Crosbie inherited Tarbert along with extensive land and properties in North Kerry and Laois following the death of his father in 1610. He was close to the royal court, where he acted first as cupbearer and then gentleman to the king’s chambers. A member of the Irish Parliament and of the Privy Council, he was also a distinguished military commander and was involved in successful campaigns on the continent. After crossing swords with Thomas Wentworth, the Lord Deputy, he found himself in jail. However, following Wentworth’s execution for treason, he soon regained his standing at the royal court.
Despite the dominance of the Protestant religion and the advantages of subscribing to it, Pierce appears to have remained a Catholic throughout his life and had a prominent role in the Catholic Confederacy in his later years. When he died in 1646, the Crosbie legacy in Kerry was assured. By virtue of their extensive landholdings the family was to dominate the local politics and society of the county for the next three hundred years.
This study of the Crosbies and their tenants from Co Laois is a valuable contribution to the local history of North Kerry, and will be of particular interest to those bearing the surnames of the Seven Septs of the O’Moore county.
Pat Scannell Dromin Listowel, buried 14th Nov. 2016, at St Michael's Churchyard.
Related to Kennelly Dromin, Dwyer and Lane from Brosna area. Cousins in Fire service and police USA.
Dennis Sullivan and Mary Sullivan Sullivan
102 Pioneer Irish of Onondaga
Dennis Sullivan and his wife, Mary Sullivan
Sullivan, came to Syracuse from Killarney, County
Kerry, in 1836. They came here to improve their
fortunes, leaving behind them the life of the far-
mer. Dennis found his first work packing salt,
for which he received the standard price of three
cents a barrel, earning about seventy-five cents a
day. After three or four years he was appointed
sexton of Rose Hill Cemetery, and had charge of
the "pest" house on Highland Street, where the
victims of small-pox were housed. Dr. Pease was
then health officer. For five years he worked as
sexton and superintendent and then lost his job
because of the enmity of a man who hated his race
and did not want an Irishman to be above his
grave. The man's name, strangely enough, was
Dennis Sullivan then bought a farm near Split
Rock and lived there two years. Returning to
the city he bought a horse and cart and spent
twenty years in carting. He drove the same
horse for the whole period of twenty years, surely
a record and a proof of his humanity.
Welcome as a mother's arms to a sick child is
his native land to the suffering man. In his ill-
ness exile becomes a distressing circumstance.
Thomas Griffin and his wife, Ellen Lynch, and
their nine children came to Syracuse from Tralee,
County Kerry, in 1846. After several years
Thomas fell sick, and in his misery vowed a vow
that he would return to the land of his fathers.
He kept his vow in 1852 but, later, returned to
Syracuse with children and grandchildren. Two
sons, John and James, remained in Liverpool,
England, one son, Thomas, went South. His
daughter Mary married John, son of John and
Margaret Gallavan McDonald of Tralee, and came
with him to Syracuse. The other children who
reached maturity are Bridget, Michael, and Ellen.
Thomas Griffin was a grocer in Tralee, but here
he engaged in the clothing business at the corner of
Clinton and Water Streets. Some of his patron-
age was from travellers on the packet-boat.
One day two Irish boys boimd for the west were
put ashore at the packet-dock to die victims of
ship fever. Father Heas came to administer the
last rites of the Church. There was no shelter
for the unfortunates, for no one dared to receive
them. Thomas McManus as messenger for the
priest found Thomas Griffin ready to construct a
shed in the rear of his premises for the reception
of the dying youths.
Patrick Griffin left his home in Ballylongfort,
County Kerry, to board a man-of-war, the
Rodney, in 1846. With 11 00 men it sailed the
Mediterranean, stopping at many ports, on to
Alexandria. One day they passed a vessel bear-
ing Pope Pius the Ninth and gave him the royal
salute of twenty-one guns. Returning to the At-
lantic, the cruise was along the west coast of
Africa to Cape of Good Hope and thence to Ports-
mouth. Here Patrick was paid off for two years
and nine months of service and with the money
came to America. First he revisited his home and
saw the dreadful effects of the famine. Many of
his friends were dead.
In Syracuse he for the first time in his life was
sick. The prevalent fever and ague quenched his
desire for further travel. His first work was as
porter in the Brintnell Hotel. There were then
only two houses on Onondaga Street and one or
two on Fayette and nothing but swamp and fields
between the two streets.
WILLIAM TOBIN was in Otisco before 1850.
He was the son of John and Mary Hickey
Tobin, parish of Castle Island, County Kerry.
The other children of the family came to Otisco
after William. They are: William, who married
Mary McGuire; Mary, who married John Long;
John, who married Ann Sullivan; Richard, who
married Joanna Kinney; Patrick, who married
Ellen Ready ; Julia, who married Patrick Kinsella ;
and Cornelius, who married Martha McGuire.
The children of Richard and Joanna Kinney
Tobin are: Mary, who married Michael Lucid;
Sarah, who married Dennis Curtin. Their other
children are Julia, Ellen, James, John, Bessie, and
Kate, the four first of whom went to California.
38 Pioneer Irish of Onondaga
James Lynch was the son of Cornelius and Jo-
anna Dooling Lynch of Tralee, County Kerry,
Ireland. Originally from the city of Dublin,
Cornelius Lynch married and settled among the
relatives of his wife in Kerry. Their sons, James
and John, both came to Onondaga County.
John Lynch, son of Cornehus and Joanna Dool-
ing Lynch, of County Kerry, Ireland, came to
Sahna in 1833, where his brother James had been
estabUshed since 1824. John had married Mary,
the daughter of Dennis Scanlon of County Kerry,
and they had brought with them from Ireland their
eight children. One child was born on board ship
and the youngest was born after they had taken
up their residence on a farm in Dewitt. There
William Fitzsimmons, a native of Limerick, Ireland.
Her two sons, William and Robert Walton Ealden,
served in the I22d Regiment, N. Y. Vol. Inf., in the
Civil War. Robert was nineteen years old when
he enlisted, begging to be allowed to go with his
brother. Both contracted consumption, William
by swimming the Potomac to save some army
records and becoming chilled. He died in Los
Angeles. Most of the Fitzsimmons children
located in California.
T. E. Cheney. From a Forest to a City.
Patrick Shaunessy and his wife, Mary Bustin,
came from Stone Hall, County Limerick, to
Syracuse about 1830. They had married very
young and Patrick was eager to come to America
when the boys of his neighborhood made up a
party to emigrate. He had paid his pound
sterling as guarantee, but his mother insisted that
he forfeit the deposit and wait until his family
could come with him. The boys who sailed
went down with the ship.
Michael Leyden, from whose note-book the above
extracts were taken, came to this country, from
Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, bringing with him
his wife, Anna Walton, daughter of Thomas, and
their five children, John, Michael, Jr., Mary,
George, and Anna.
The note-book above shows that he left Limerick April I, 1824, and reached New York May
7th, and May i8th left New York, paying eleven
dollars for their passage to Manlius. He evidently
came on to Salina and made various payments to
It was early in the War of Independence that
John Walsh of Skaneateles enlisted and his
service lasted until peace was declared. In 1775
he enlisted in Col. Paul Dudley Loyrant's regiment,
in Captain William Scott's company, and served
E. N. Leslie.
Stack Salina 13
Thomas was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth
Stack McCarthy and when a boy about fourteen,
according to the custom of the country, he was
bound out until he was twenty-one. He went
to Dublin and there learned the draper's trade,
which he and his descendants exercised for more
than a century in this County. Under the condi-
tions of apprenticeship in Dublin, the apprentice
entered the family of his employer and worked in
the latter's shop, for which privileges the appren-
tice's father paid the employer a certain number of
pounds sterling a year. Whether it was the father
or step-father of Thomas who paid the fees, the
term of apprenticeship had not expired when his
mother came to America. When at last he was
free he invested his savings in merchandise and
with his brother John came to join his mother.
John settled in Canada and Thomas at Salt
W. W. Clayton says:
The nucleus of the present church of the Immacu-
late Conception was formed by several families resid-
ing at Fayetteville and Manlius Square from 1846-
1855. Among these may be mentioned John Farrell,
John McCarrick, John O'Brien, and Jeremiah Bohan
of the former place, and Edward Gaynor, John Sheedy,
Patrick Holland, Timothy Holland, John Shea, Patrick
Tobin, William Griffin, John Kennelly, Patrick
Maloney, Michael Foley, Thomas Flattery, and others
residing at Manlius Square.
Church Clark writes^:
Church of St. John the Baptist
In 1829 St. John's Roman Catholic Church in the
village of Salina was commenced and enclosed by the
exertions of Thomas McCarthy and James Lynch and
a few other Roman Catholics and the liberal donations
of their Protestant fellow-citizens in the villages of
Salina and Syracuse, and by collections made by said
McCarthy and Lynch from their friends in Utica,
Albany, and New York. Rt. Rev. John DuBois was
then bishop of the diocese of New York, and for the
two succeeding years the congregation being small was
visited by clergymen only once a month. Rev.
Francis O'Donohue, Rev. James O'Donnell, Rev.
Haes, and Rev. Cummings are the priests (Irish) who
have had charge there.
MOYVANE GUEST BOOK
February 11, 2015 at 12:19 am
Hello Anna Maria, so great to get your reply and to learn of Ron’s coming visit. My sister’s info regarding his poor health must be way off the mark! I have many questions re the family history but I won’t toss them all at you in one go! I have a receipt for the purchase of 2 plots in the Melbourne general cemetery signed by one, Cornelius Kennelly in 1894. John and Mary Kennelly are buried there with Clare and Ron. Before Ron died, we organised a granite headstone and after her death I had it completed, adding a celtic cross and the inscription, “Love never dies’ However, I believe the grave was originally purchased for Bridget Kennelly, but I have no details to complete a headstone for her. Clare told my sister Helen that she could use this plot for herself if she so wished. I have found details that perhaps match Bridget’s arrival in Melbourne. Cornelius seems to have vanished as I can’t find any details for him either. Tho’ some shipping records seem to give a possible date for his arrival in Melbourne.
I read the Parish notes and see that a Mass will be said for Patrick and Mary Kennelly on 15th Feb. Presuming we are related, I shall have a Mass said on the same day in our Parish Church for all the Kennellys of Moyvane who have travelled the journey of life before us. Stay safe and well. Love to all Margaret
Henry Kennelly, Elizabeth Baldwin, Elizabeth Fox, Theft > pocketpicking, 9th July 1729.
Henry Kennelly , Elizabeth Baldwin , and Elizabeth Fox , were indicted for privately taking 6 Guineas and 3 Half-Guines from the Person of Thomas Watson , the 2d of this Instant July ; but there being no Proof against Baldwin and Fox, and only Suspicion against Kennelly, they were all acquitted .
1911 Census; Name Mary Daly
Spouse Mortimer Daly
Children John Daly
Birth abt 1860
Residence 2 April 1911 - Knockavallig, Duagh, Kerry, Ireland - Age: 51.
Rev Patrick J Daly
Birth 21 Aug 1888 in Duagh, County Kerry, Ireland
Death 14 Nov 1966 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Area - KERRY (RC), Parish/Church/Congregation - DUAGH
Marriage of THOMAS GALVIN of DOONEEN and HANORA DALY of KNOCKAVALLIG on 24 July 1884
Marriage of MICHAEL RELIHAN of KNOCKADIREEN,DUAGH and JOHANNA MCMAHON of BALLYNONEEN on 6 February 1902
Area - KERRY (RC), Parish/Church/Congregation - DUAGH
Marriage of MORTIMEUR DALY of KNOCKAVALLIG and MARY RELIHAN of KNOCKADUREEN on 21 February 1884
Area - KERRY (RC), Parish/Church/Congregation - DUAGH
Marriage of JAMES DOWER (DORE) of RATHORAN and BRIDGET RELIHAN of KNOCKADIRREEN on 18 April 1882
Area - KERRY (RC), Parish/Church/Congregation - DUAGH
Marriage of BARTHOLOMEW ENRIGHT of GLASHANOON and JOHANNA RELIHAN of KNOCKADUREEN on 6 February 1894
Area - KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - MOYVANE
Baptism of JEREMIAH KENNELLY of NR on 28 December 1883 Mother Dore.
Taken From Church Records in Co Kerry.
Area - KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - MOYVANE
Baptism of DANIEL KENNELLY of GORTDROMAGOUNA on 22 November 1853, mother Griffin.
Area - KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - LISTOWEL
Baptism of MICHAEL KEAN of BALLYGRENAN on 7 June 1830
Area - KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - TRALEE
Baptism of MARY MOLONEY of BALLARD on 11 July 1851. Jer Moloney and Herbert.
Taken from Cork Examiner
KENNELLY, ? "Mrs James" ( ); ; Blennerville KER IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1861-11-27; dja
KENNELLY, Albert "son of Dominic"; ; Cork City COR IRL>Atlanta GA; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1864-10-4; dja
KENNELLY, Albert Finbar; 21; COR IRL>Atlanta GA; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1864-10-15; dja
KENNELLY, Dominick; 82; COR IRL>NYC NY; Irish-American; 1884-10-11; dja
KENNELLY, Edward P; 88; KER IRL>Crescent PA; Moon Record; 2000-2-9; cwkirsch
KENNELLY, James "son of Michael"; 13; Blennerville KER IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1865-2-25; dja
KENNELLY, John; ; Ballylongford KER>Patrickswell LIM IRL; Irish Examiner (COR IRL); 2003-10-6; dja
KENNELLY, John Very Rev; 77; Athy KID IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1843-1-4; dja
KENNELLY, Michael; ; Ballylangford KER IRL>Chicago IL; Chicago Tribune; 1913-07-08; ajc
KENNELLY, Michael; ; Tralee KER IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1864-1-4; dja
KENNELLY, Nora; 26; Foynes LIM IRL>New York City NY; Irish-American (NYC NY); 1881-1-22; dja
KENNELLY, Sarah F Miss; ; COR IRL>Flatbush Long Island NY; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1881-10-17; dja
KENEALY, Catherine ( ); ; Cork City COR IRL; Cork Examiner; 1847-1-4; dja
KENEALLY, John; 21; Cork City COR IRL; Cork Examiner; 1878-7-22; dja
KENEALY, Jeremiah; 61; Cork City COR IRL; Cork Examiner; 1878-4-8; dja
KENEALY, Rose Mary ( ); 46; Kilkenny City KIK IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1881-4-22; dja
DORE, David Rev; 80; Cahara COR IRL; Cork Examiner; 1864-7-15; dja
DORE, Edmund [DOWER]; 107; Meenoline Newcastle West LIM IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1864-3-16; dja
DORE, John P; ; Skibbereen COR IRL>Shanghai CHN; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1864-5-3; dja
DORE, John Power; 24; Skibbereen COR IRL>Shanghai CHN; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1864-5-2; dja
DORE, M Patrick Sister; ; Limerick LIM IRL; Irish Examiner (COR IRL); 2001-4-19; dja
DORE, Mary Ann ( ); 94; IRL>Butler NJ; Newark S-L; 1999-11-19; fgibeau
DORE, Maurice [DOWER]; 103; Meenoline Newcastle West LIM IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1864-3-16; dja
By Matt Fritz
For The News-Dispatch
Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 5:06 PM CDT
La PORTE — The last time Jean Kennelly of Chicago saw her son alive was at 11 p.m. July 4, 2011, when he and his friends asked if they could stay out later than their 11:30 curfew to hang out in Long Beach. She said “Yes.”
When she heard the door slam at her Long Beach summer home at 11:50, she thought they must not have had a good time, but at least they were home.
Little did she suspect that her son Keven Kennelly Jr. was in an ambulance going to the hospital, a result of trying to break up a fight on the beach. James Malecek, then 19 years old of Chicago, had punched the 17-year-old in the head.
The single punch to Kevin’s jaw drove the teen’s TMJ bone into his brain stem. Jean’s only child was pronounced dead on July 6, 2011.
That was part of Jean’s victim impact statement Thursday during Malecek’s sentencing hearing at La Porte County Circuit Court.
Malecek, now 20, was sentenced Thursday to four years in La Porte County Jail after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a class C felony. His sentence will consist of 145 actual days in jail, which his attorney said will commence on July 1 after school is finished. He will serve his entire sentence in one interval.
The balance will be served on electronic monitoring.
Judge Thomas Alevizos said Malecek will surrender himself at 8 a.m. July 1 to deputies of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department.
Before sentencing, Malecek said he never intended for any of this to happen to Kevin Kennelly, and takes full responsibility for his actions.
“It truly was a terrible accident,” he said. “It does not portray who I really am. I am a compassionate person. ... I am committed to my family and friends.”
After the sentencing, a statement was delivered by Meg Solimine on behalf of Malecek’s extended family and friends, saying Malecek is a kind, gentle and loving person.
“He is admirably loyal and trustworthy,” she said. “It was perhaps these qualities that put him in the horrible and unfortunate situation he faces today. When confronted with a situation in which he felt compelled to help, protect, defend and remain loyal, he acted and his actions resulted in this terrible accident.”
According to previous media coverage, a trial would likely have included testimony from college-aged witnesses confirming that underage drinking played a role in the incident.
Married late in life, Jean said she and Kevin Kennelly Sr. considered Kevin Jr.’s birth a blessing. His birthday was called “King Kevin’s Day,” he loved baseball and was on the high school team, took fiddle lessons from his father, and tried to include everyone in his activities.
“His life sounds idyllic and, in many ways, it was,” she said. “But we were older parents and we had many life experiences and were content to be home.”
Kevin Kennelly Sr. said the last thing he wanted was an apology, unless it was a public explanation of why Malecek did what he did.
“If he is looking for forgiveness, he should try asking God,” he said, “but His only son was murdered too” so he might not be as understanding.
Alevizos said the case did not start in his courtroom and, since most of the testimony was given verbally, he did not have all the details. But he said he understood the family’s loss since he didn’t have children himself until he was 49. He said he would accept the plea agreement because it was in the ballpark of the charges.
He said Malecek’s life could go in one of two ways: He could spiral further down, using this incident as an excuse or he could honor Kevin and his family and dedicate his life to the greater good.
The Harnett Family Reunion 20th to 22nd June 2012 went ahead at the weekend
The weekend opened with the launch of the Harnett Reunion Commemorative Magazine on Friday night in the Glorach Theatre.
The magazine is a great read and an excellent publication which will provide valuable scources of reference for future historians. Well done to all concerned.
On Saturday morning the parish records were made available to anyone wishing to trace their family tree. This was followed by a visit to the many Harnett graves in the various local cemeteries. Mass for all deceased family members was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption on Saturday evening, and this was followed by “The Gathering” in the GAA Clubhouse later that evening, with food, drink, music, dancing and great craic. (Nobody can ever accuse the Harnetts of not knowing how to enjoy themselves!)
Abbeyfeale Town Park was the venue on Sunday afternoon for a world record attempt to bring the greatest number of Harnetts together in the one place at the same time.
. A Harnett Tree was planted in the park and a wreath was laid at the memorial to Patrick Harnett and Jeremiah Healy in the Killarney Road.
By chance I was passing through Abbeyfeale last week-end and I saw the various signs relating to your reunion around the town. I have a Harnett connection through marriage:
Catherine Harnett (b. 1872) married John Mc Cabe from Achill Island. They had five children, one of whom was Peggy who married Gerard O Brien from Tervue.(My husband’s grand-parents) One of Peggy & Gerard’s children was Joan, my mother in law. She married Charlie Fox and I’m married to their son Richard.
I have been trying unsuccessfully for some time to find further information on either Catherine or John. I would really love to know more about her and would be thrilled if you would be willing to share any information you may have.
Deirdre Fox. E-mail; email@example.com
NEWTOWNSANDES Water Tower
Built c 1962 for Kerry Co Council .
Architects and Engineers Ralph Ryan & Co Galway.
Building Contractors Treacy Bros.
Site Foreman Tom Reidy Athea
Tractor Driver Malachy Mc Guire.
Some of the men who worked on the Tower
Harry Reidy, Athea. Sean Ahern Mail Rd .Joe Lynch Moyvane. Jim Doyle Moyvane. Dan Ryan O Connor Gale Bridge. Paddy Fitzmaurice Gortdrumasillihy. Dan Keane Gale Bridge. Tom Broder Kilbaha. John Flynn Do. Mike Connor Do. Tom Foley , Pat Keane, Eamonn Sweeney, Bill Sheehy, Con Buckley.
More details see Kerryman 23-1-1960
Fr O Connor was my granduncle.
He was a powerful strong man. ;Lord Adare was building a castle one time the gave the contract to a Englishman, but he told the Irish were to get work. The contractor brought a great big strong man from England with him, and any one that could bar stones with him got work .A labour men brought a letter from FR. O Connor of Shanagolden looking for work but they could not bar stones with the english man so they were sent away. Fr. O Connor gave a letter to a poor man and he went to lord Adare to get work . He was barring stones with the strong man and he was sent away because he couldn`t carry keep up with him . " For Fr. O Connors sake give me work" said the poor man. "If Fr. O Connor were here himself I`d give him work" said the foreman. When Fr. O Connor heard it, he got an old suit of clothes and he put them on and carried his letter to adare looking for work. He started working with the strong man. When the bar was full Fr. O Connor said " Is that all you`re going to carry" The strong man said "the load maybe be too heavy when you get to the top with it. With that Fr. O Connor put on a few more stones on the load. When they were going to start he gave a little shake and broke the englishmans back. Everyone got work after that. He died in Shanagolden and some friends were there when he dying and he said to them "If the parishioners want to keep me don`t go against them. The parishioners buried him in knockanure graveyard beside the wall. (This story was told by C. Shine a Carpenter at Newtownsands) On the 21-6-1934)
Pa KENNELLY & O'CONNOR
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
Wills and Administrations. 1876.
 Effects under £ 800.
10 October. The Will
of Michael O'Connor late of Keylod [sic] County
Kerry Farmer deceased who died 20 September
1876 at same place was proved at Limerick by
the oaths of James O'Connor and Robert Hunt
both of Gurtdromagowna (Newtownsandes) and
Denis O'Flaherty of Tubbertooreen (Newtown-
sandes) all in said County Farmers the Exe-
Copy of will in Limerick Will Book 1876-1882, pp.66-68 (National Archives shelf mark 4/208/52)
In the Name of God I Michael O'Connor of Keylod in the Parish of Knockanure and Co. of Kerry being sick and delicate of body but of sound and perfect reason and mental capacity do hereby bequeath ordain and manage all the worldly enjoyments that I possess and enjoy up to the date of this document making it my last Will and Testament. I bequeath in the first of my worldy goods and chattles to my beloved wife Johanna O'Connor alias Molyneaux the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds sterling the said sum to be paid her my beloved wife after I am dead and buried three years no claim to be made by her of my assets until I am dead three years and if my beloved wife Johana do and will remain faithfully in the trust and care of my child Patrick O'Connor and of my child yet unborn for the term of three years as aforesaid I bequeath and order my executors herein to be mentoined to give her the additional sum of fifty pounds stg. making the whole sum two hundred pounds stg. which sum or any part of it is not to be paid to her until I am interred and buried for and during the term of three years as aforesaid the said additional sum is to be paid her my beloved wife and the discretion will and approbation of my executors herein to be mentioend, that is if they deem her to be worthy of it. Secondly, I bequeath ordain and make over to my eldest son Patrick O'Connor the farm which I now enjoy and possess from Thos. Sandes Esq. when he arrives at the age of twenty five years or as soon as my executors may deem fit, but I enjoin and bequeath that my executors will test and manage my affairs and worldly effects after my death to such a manner as that they will see and have it in their power to give my child unborn if he comes to health and maturity be it male or female the sum of money discretional or of their wishes which may be made out of my present possessions and means doing for him or her as they may think fit and proper, but I here state and wish it to be understood distinctly that if my son Patrick as aforsaid or my child yet unborn may not arrive or come to maturity in that case or event I bequeath all my farm and chattles to my lawful brother John O'Connor of Clounbrane in the parish of Newtownsandes Co. Kerry. I enjoin on him in that event to give all and every sum of money that will or may accrue from the profits and good management of my farm and means to my brother Cornelius O'Connor of Lisaniska in the parish of Knockanure and to my sister Mary alias Mrs Timothy Leahy and to my sister Catherine alias Mrs John Curtin in even and equal divisions that is that each of them my brother Cornelius and sisters Mary and Catherine are to have all the assets and spare assets or means to them for the full management and execution of this my last will and testament I appoint ordain and bequeath my faithful and trusty friends as my executors James O'Connor of Gurtramacouna in the parish of Knockanure, Robert Hunt, Gurtramacouna and Denis O'Flaherty of Tubberatooreen &c. I desire bequeath and appoint and ordain the said three men as last mentioned to see over and maanage my farm and assets as I now ejnoy to the best of their abilities and power for my sake towards my child Patrick O'Connor and my child unborn, giving them the full possession and enjoyment of my means when they come to maturity and sufficient age and in the event of their my son Patrick O'Connor and my child unborn not coming to an age they my executors will see my lawful and beloved wife and sisters and brothers managed as I desire and ordain as above. I declare and aver and make this my last will and testament revoking disallowing and annulling any previous will or testament made by me either verbally or written, declaring and making and constituting this document and none other to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses hereunto affixed and my name dated this 12th day of September 1876 six
Michael his X mark O'Connor.
Witnesses Thomas Connors Michael Flaherty.
I have a little more info about my g-grandfather, James Kennelly, married to Catherine Barry. He was born 25 Mar 1860 in County Kerry, we think to Michael Kennelly and Catherine Mullaney. I have his naturalization papers which lists his birthdate. He left Queenstown on the Germanic in Aug/Sep of 1886, going to NY, eventually going to live in Philadelphia.
Here is a picture of my Great Grandfather Daniel Tydings, born in Moyvane 1880, with his wife Mary Kennelly, also born Moyvane, and their son Edward Tydings, my Grandfather. When I get a moment I am also going to scan in a picture of one of their other sons, Rev. Father Michael Tydings. He is the priest which you mentioned that people in Moyvane remember from his visits.
Not sure if I had mentioned before, but Daniel and one of his Brothers, Edward, both worked as Motormen driving the trolley cars when they moved to Rochester from Ireland.
Oh my goodness -- you've really kept a lot of records! Your site is great. The person you should really talk to is my dad, Mike Kennelly ( His dad is Bernard Mortimer Kennelly, whose grandfather or great grandfather (can't remember) came from Ireland to do some farming in North America and eventually settled up in northern North Dakota. I grew up there; Dad (potato farmer) still lives there. He remembers all the lineage stuff, so maybe you two could figure out where we link up. Good luck! Nice to meet you.
That would be wonderful. I am making some headway sorting them out.
Do you want a copy of what I know so far. I have made some progress
with the Kinard and Killeny Dillanes.
Also is there any mention of Fury families, as we are related to all
Is the John Kennelly mentioned in the Kinard Tithe Records ones of
Also if you have families from west Limerick, I have access to a book
called West Limerick Families Abroad. This gives some history on the
area as well as many family trees for those who migrated all over the
Thanks very much.
Thanks Jer - I received a letter from Auatralia , from a decendent of Garret Dee & Margaret Hennessy - they were from Ballybunion & Margaret died in Ballylongfrod in 1882 . They were
related to Pope Hennessy . Didn't say how he got my name - must have got it the G.R.D. as I put a Hennessy Tralee area in that a few years ago - pile of infromation on the Pope hennessys but I i
couldn't tie in with them of course - pity as it would look very interesting in a family tree !!!!
I expect my great great grandfather ,Denis H lived in Rahela in 1850 -Griffiths
Hanging at the Cross
Told by Con Shine (carpenter).
Hanging at the cross where the streets meet in Newtownsands.
Written byJ.B. Connell (NT Moyvane)
My father remembers the white boys. There was a landlord in Kilbaha called Wall. There was another in Moyvane named Sands. Sands knew the names of all the white boys in the district. So did Wall.
The white boys trusted Sands. But they were afraid that Wall would tell all the names. So they decided to do away with wall. Wall was afraid of them. He made up his mind to take a house in Glin
and went the Kerry line to Glin . But he came back by Newtownsands way. The white boys watched him they attacked his house that night and the firing went on till morning. In the morning they set
fire to the house and Wall was burned to death. 200 soldiers came from Limerick the following day. They were to kill everybody they met. But Sands met them over on the Tarbert road near Johnny
Nashs and told them not touch anybody that he would have all the white boys arrested that he knew them all. The soldiers did no harm then. They went to Kilbaha and the first they met were my
father and my uncle Johnny threshing in the haggard. Sands said they are two honest boys, they?re a widow sons they never did harm to anybody. And so they did noting to them. My father was about
18 at the time. Sands gave the names of all the white boys and they were arrested and tried in Tralee. Three of them were sentenced to be hanged one of them was ordered to be brought to Newtown
to be hanged his name was Neill (Nayle). He was the ringleader he was hanged in Newtown by the soldiers. They drove 2 poles in the ground below at the cross and put another pole across they then
put him standing in a horses car put a rope around his neck then pulled away the car and left him hanging there. He was hanging there all day. The soldiers use to come often and give him a swing
for sport and leave him swing away for himself. All the doors were shut that day. You would not see a head out the door.
In the evening they took him down and carried him to Tralee in a car. But they lost him above at Shea`s height Clountubrid. They turned back and found him again and carried him to Tralee. The other two were hanged in Tralee on of them was Mulvihill. I do not know who the other man was. Wall lived in Kilbaha where the road turns up to Kennelly`s house. Note Michael Mulvihill tried Tralee 3rd march 1809 .He set fire to Walls House . Executed 29th July 1809 . Danny McMahon claimed that Wall was not at home the attackers set fire to his house took the child from the maid and tossed it into the burning house . Report in Limerick Chronicle 15th April 1823. Kelly white boy attack Kitson on Sept 1821.
OLD BAILEY TRIAL
JOHN MORAN, ANNIE RYAN, ANNIE DINEEN, ELIZABETH GRIFFIN, MARGARET DALEY, Violent Theft > robbery, 1st May 1882.
Reference Number: t18820501-549
549. JOHN MORAN (22), ANNIE RYAN (20), ANNIE DINEEN (19), ELIZABETH GRIFFIN (18), and MARGARET DALEY (18) , Robbery with violence on Edward Phillips, and stealing 1 lbs. MR. SANDERS Prosecuted;
MR. PUROKLL defended Moran.
EDWARD PHILLIPS . I live at John Street, Rochester-I am a bargeman-at about 11 p.m. on 24th March I was in the Swan public-house, Nine Elms, where I saw Ryan and Dineen-I left there with them and went to the Wedge public-house-when we left they took me down a back street, and four women and a man dung round me and got my hands behind me, and Ryan and Dineen out their hands in my trousers pockets-I called "Police," and they all ran away-I cannot swear to the man-it was dark.
Cross-examined by Ryan. I don't recollect going to the Waterman's Arms and having some beer and bread and cheese-I spent 1s. 6d.-I had 30s. when I went to the Swan.
DANIEL SULLIVAN (Policeman JP 377). I was outside the swan when I saw Ryan and Dineen standing outside- Dineen said to Ryan "There is a bargeman inside flashing some coin, we will wait on him"-I spoke to another constable, and we watched the house-when it was closed the prosecutor came out, and Ryan and Dineen caught hold of him, one on each side, and went to another public-house, the Steam Packet, where they stopped about another 20 minutes-they came out and went to the Waterman's Arms beershop-I saw Moran in the public bar-he left it and went into the private bar where they were-he then went back to the public bar-at 12 o'clock the house closed, and I was called away on more important duty-I came back about 1 o'clock to Currey Street about 200 yards from the Waterman's Arms, when I saw the five prisoners and the prosecutor-they had surrounded him and were pressing him against
the wall-he was shouting "Police," and the other constable and I ran up, and the prisoners ran away-I followed and took Griffin-I did not lose sight of her-I charged her with being concerned with others, not in custody, in robbing "the prosecutor-she said "It's not me; it was the girls Dineen and Ryan "-I took Dineen on 25th March-she said "Going out wearing a hat is enough to give me 18 months "-the prosecutor had been under the influence of drink-he walked to the station all right-there was nothing found on Dineen or Griffin-I was about 23 yards from the prosecutor and the prisoners when I first saw them-I saw them distinctly.
Cross-examined by MR. PURCELL. "When I first saw Moran he came out of the door of the Waterman's Arms-I was eight or nine yards off, across the road-he came out of one door and went into the other-that was shortly before 12 o'clock-I went away for about an hour-when I came back I saw the prisoners surrounding the prosecutor; they had their backs to me-there is a lamp there which threw a light on them-I knew Moran by name before-I did not mention his name at the police-court. Re-examined. I have no doubt as to the prisoners.
CORNELIUS MOYNEHAM (Policeman W 275). I took Ryan into custody on 25th March, and charged her-she said she had been drinking with the prosecutor, but had not had any of his money-there was a sixpence on her.
PATRICK GILMARTY (Policeman W 400). I was with Sullivan in Currey Street, and watched the house with him-when it closed the prosecutor and Ryan and Dineen came out and went to the Waterman's Arms-they went into the private bar-Moran came out of the public bar and went into the private bar-he came out in a couple of minutes and went back to the public bar- Dineen came out and Moran came out afterwards-I left the place and came back and saw all the prisoners and the prosecutor-the prisoners had the prosecutor jammed up against the wall, and some had their hands in his pockets-I was 40 or 50 yards off-the prisoners ran away-I caught Daly-she said "I have not got the money; Ryan and Dineen have got the money if you take them "-I had known Moran long previously-I took him into custody at 10.30 p.m. on Sunday, the 26th March-after the remand I told him I should take him into custody for stealing 25s. from the prosecutor-he said said "All right; I know all about it. I will go with you quietly if you don't knock me about. "
Cross-examined by MR. PURCELL. This was in a beerhouse at Nine Elms, about 300 yards from the Waterman's Arms-Sullivan and I had a perfect view of him when he came out of the Waterman's Arms-I was on the opposite side when I saw them surrounding the prosecutor-I was about 30 or 40 yards off-it is a kind of cross road-the public-houses were all closed then-I heard cries of "Police!"
By the COURT. I did not catch Moran, because he ran away directly he caught sight of us, and ran into his house.
The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Ryan says: "I didn't have any of his money. I was only drinking with him, and have done so before. He spent 4s. 2d. in drink with us." Dineen says: "I am innocent of his money or anything of his. I never saw him before and was never in his presence before." Origin says: "I have nothing to say. If the prosecutor can recognise me as having seen me before, let
him do so. "Daley says: "Griffin and I, at about half-past 12 o'clock, met a young man, who told me my brother was locked up. I heard something, and ran up, and saw the prosecutor and Ryan and Dineen, but what they were doing I don't know. The policeman came up, and took me. I can get a character for six years. Moron says: " I have witnesses to prove that I was in bed at the time, and Sullivan, whenever meet him, tells me he must have me. As late as two months ago he said he would give me six months."
NOT GUILTY .
GEORGE PULLEN, Theft > pocketpicking, 23rd October 1837.
Reference Number: t18371023-2264
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Imprisonment > no_subcategory
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2264. GEORGE PULLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of October, 1 handkerchief, value 5s. to the goods of Joseph Harper, from his person.
JOSEPH HARPER . I live in Northampton-terrace, City-road. On the 6th of October I was going down Pentonville-hill-I felt a tug and missed my handkerchief-I turned, and saw the prisoner running with it-I followed-he was stopped by a policeman and dropped it.
MICHAEL SULLIVAN (police-constable N 256.) I heard a cry of "Stop thief;" saw the prisoner running, and stopped him-I did not see him drop this.
JOHN FARROW (police-constable N 167.) At half-past ten o'clock that evening I saw the prisoner run down Collin-street-I turned the corner, and my brother officer had stopped him-I found this handkerchief dote against the wall, near where he was stopped-no one could have dropped it but him.
Prisoner. I hope you will forgive me this time-this is my first offence
(The prisoner received a good character.)
GUILTY . Aged 18.- Confined Six Months; Six Weeks Solitary.
Ordinary's Account, 25th October 1706.
Reference Number: OA17061025
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The ORDINARY of NEWGATE his Account of the Behaviour, Confession, and last Speech of Mr . Roger Lowen, who was Executed on Friday the 25th of October 1706, at Turnham-Green, for the Murther by him committed there, on the 20th of Sebtember last, upon the Body of Mr . Richard Lloyd.
AT the Sessions held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily, on Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th Instant, Six Persons received Sentence of Death, viz. Four Women for Shop-Lifting an Old Man for Robbing a House, and the Gentleman above mentioned, for Murther. This last is the only Person now order'd for Execution; two of the Women being respited upon their Pregnancy, and the other two, with the Old Man, reprieved by the QUEEN's gracious Mercy; which the Lord grant they may improve as intended.
After their Condemnation I visited them twice every day, and on the last LORDS-DAY, the 20th instant, I preached to them, both in the Forenoon and Afternoon, upon part of the Gospel for the Day, viz. Matt. Chap 18. the former part of the 34th Verse. And his Lord was wroth, and delivered him to the Tormenter.
Which Words led me to the opening of the Parable, whereof they are a part. In which Parable our Blessed Saviour teaches us to forgive Injuries, and by no means seek for Revenge; but on the contrary be ready to repay ill turns with good ones; To love our Enemies; To bless them that curse us; To do good to them that hate us, and pray for them who despitiflly use us and persecute us, This is his express command Matt. 5. 44. By which we are let to understand how much, yea how indispensable we are bound always to entertain a good Will in our Hearts: Always to have a Spirit of Love and Charity towards all Men; Christ shewing us particularly in the Text, the Severe Punishment of that Bankrupt, that hard-hearted Servant therein mention'd, who having had no Mercy on his Fellow, had likewise, upon that account, no Mercy shew'd to him. He had angred and incens'd his Lord against him, by his Iuhumanity and Cruelty towards another: And so was order'd to condign Punishment. His Lord was wroth (Saith the Text) and deliver'd him to the Tormenters.
That we may know the right meaning of this; How far it reaches, and how much every man that wants Christian Love is concern'd in the Parable before us, we have the Application of it made very plainly in the Words immediately following the Text; in which we are told, That God will not forgive the Sins of those Persons, who do not from their hearts forgive them that have done them injury.
From which it evidently appears, That if we are oblig'd to have so much Love and Charity for our Neighbours, as to pardon freely, and entirely all the wrong we may have received from them; it is without doubt, I almost said, much more, our Duty to keep ourselves from doing any hur to such as never were hurtful to us; but shew'd themselves of a peaceable and quiet Disposition.
I would desire every one that hears me to let this sink into his heart; To consider seriously and without partiality whether he has not been guilty of the Breach of Christian Love: And whether he has not gone so far in that Breach as to have harm'd the Harmless and injured the Innocent. And when he finds he has done so; let him be advised to make what amends and Preparation he can, and speedily repent and return to a right mind; lest he provoke God's Wrath to such a degree, as to draw down Vengeance upon him, and he be deliver'd, not only to a Temporal, but to an Eternal Death; Not only to the Executioner here, but to the Tormenter hereafter; i. e. to the Devil, and all the Griefs and Pains, Racks, Tortures and Torments of Hell.
Now, what those Torments are, You may do well to think and consider, that so the serious thoughts and due Consideration thereof may through God's Grace and Mercy, effectually affright you into the happy avoiding of them.
The Torments of Hell into which the Cruel, the Merciless, and all other Sinners shall be adjudged, unless they repent, are of such a Nature, as all the the conceived Torments and Miseries of this World put together cannot come up to them, nor fully expresse them. But the Scripture condescending to our own apprehensions, is used to represent them to us under those Emblems and Metaphors, that are most proper to convey the horror of them into our Minds, and make us sensible that they are great and intolerable indeed.
1. Eternal Darkness,
2. Unquenchable Fire.
3. The Worm never dying.
4. Bonds, Chains, and Fetters that cannot be broken.
5. The Company of horrid Fiends and Devils.
6. Bitter Weeping and Wailing, and Gnashing of Teeth.
These are the Things by which the Torments of Hell are describ'd to us in the Gospel: And much greater, yea infinitly greater they are, than any notion we can have of them in this World. They are inexpressible and unconceivable. Who can comprehend the Meseries of the Damned, both as to their Pain of Loss, and their Pain of Sense?
In those two consists their dreadful Punishment: And they seem to be both pointed at in the Text.
I. The Wrath of God, by which he excludes and banishes them for ever from his Beatifick Presence. This is the Pain of Loss.
II. The Delivering of them to the Tormenters. This is the Pain of Sense.
On these two Heads I inlarged, and concluded the Whole with a particular Exhortation and Application to the Condemned, who were attentive.
Roger Lowen, who is the melancholy Subject of the following Account, was a German Gentleman about 40 years of age born (as he told me) at Hanover, and brought up in the Lutheran Church. He said, that he had been a Gentleman of the Querry to the late Duke of Zell; and that before he was entertain'd in that Service, the Duke (in consideration of his Father, that was his Huntsman) sent him into France to learn his Exercises, at his Highness's Charge. He spoke French very well, and it was that Language in which I frequently conversed with him, and he made his Confession to me; which was to this effect; viz. That he had not lived according to that Knowledge he had in Religion, and that (like many other Gentlemen, who mind nothing but the sinful Pleasures of this present Life, he had been very loose and extravagant. He readily confess'd that he had assaulted, and for a long time before design'd to kill Mr . Richard Lloyd; but for a great while before his Tryal and even some time after it, he seem'd to doubt very much of that Gentleman's Death; saying, that it was impossible he should have dy'd of of the Wounds he gave him. But when he was at last convinc'd, that he was really dead; then he appeared to be sensible that he had committed a very base and heinous Crime, and express'd great Sorrow for it. And this was so much the more afflictive to his now awaken'd Mind, by how much he consider'd the enormity of that bloody Fact, both as to the Nature of it, and the manner of his committing it; and withall the Unreasonableness of that Jealousy which had prov'd the unhappy occasion of it. After his Condemnation he seem'd to apply himself in good earnest to his Devotions; in which he was principally directed by two Reverend Divines of his own Church and Nation, viz. Mr. Ruperti and Mr. Idzardi, who did (together with me) labour to make him sensible that the Crime for which he was justly to die, was both in it self, and in the heinous Circumstances attending it, most base, barbarous and inhumane, and required a degree of Repentance proportionable to the height of that Stain and Guilt which it had brought upon his Soul. And therefore had great need of the Blood of Christ to wash him clean, and of God's extraordinary Help and Mercy, (which he ought to implore) if ever he expected to avoid the Eternal Wrath and Vengeance of the Just Judge of the whole World. He acquiesced in all that was said to him on this Account, and desired our Prayers for him; That God would be graciously pleased to forgive him both this crying bloody Sin, and all his former Wicked Acts of Pride, Lewdness and Debauchery; all the Errors, Follies, and Vices of his mispent Life, and his Neglect of Religious Duties; for which (he said) he heartily begg'd God's Pardon, and theirs whom he had any was offended.
At the Place of Execution, where he was attended, not only by me, but by those two Worthy German Ministers, who had constantly visited him while under Confinement, he deliver'd me a Paper containing his Last Speech to the World. Which Paper being in the German Tongue, I have got it translated into English, as follows.
It is already known to the World for what reason I am now brought to this Place, and am to suffer this shameful Death, viz. for my having Shed innocent Blood. I do acknowledge the Fact, and confess my Fault, and rest satisfy'd of the just Sentence past upon me; it being agreeable to the Laws of the Land, and the Command of God, That Whosoever shadeth Man's Blood, by Man shall his Blood be shed, for God has made Man after his own Jmage. I was born of honest and Christian Parents; my Father was an Englishman, and my Mother a German: I was educated from my Youth in the Protestant Religion. I declare before God and Man, That I always had an abhorrence and aversion to Actions of this kind, and have taken great care in all the Course of my Life to avoid them: And though I often had the
opportunity of taking away the Life of my Adversaries in ungodly Duels and Quarels; yet, I take God to Witnass, as a dying Man, I never was guilty of any Murther before this, for which I justly suffer. I am therefore the more grieved now, that I have been moved to so great a Passion, as to study Revenge, by the Instigation of the Devil and Sinfull Jealousy, which made me think (as I was perswaded by Mr. Crusius) that my Wife was marry'd in my absence with the Deceased. This is the unhappy thing th brought me to the Commission of this horrid Sin, which I heartily bewail with tears; and I do submit to my just Punishment. I am deeply sensible how greatly I have offended Almighty God; and therefore humbly implore his Pardon and Forgiveness, and that my Sinfull Soul may be washed from my Sins in the Blood of Sprinkling, that precious Blood shed by my Redeemer, which speaks better things than the Blood of Abel: And having the Promises from the Word af God, and his own Oath, That whensoever a Sinner truly repents and turns to him, he is willing to receive hlm and to forgive him, herein is the only Hope and Comfort of my departing Soul. I likewise humbly beg the Pardon of her Most gracious Majesty Queen ANN (whom God bless) and publickly ask Pardon of the Widow of the Deacesed Mr. Lloyd, as I have done already by a Letter which I have left unsealed with Mr. Rup. Minister at the Savoy &c. to send it to her, hoping she will (as a Christian) forgive me, as we all hope for Mercy and Forgiveness from God, through the Blood of Christ. In like manner I ask Pardon of my dear Wife, which has been many ways injured by this sad Occasion; and I sincerely declare that I am fully satisfy'd of her Innocence, and that I was jealous without a Cause; And I do not in any respect ascribe to her the Cause of my Misfortune. I truly love her, and assure the World that I have never been marry'd to any other Woman; and I pray heartily for her Prosperity and Happiness both of Soul and Body. Lastly, I desire all good People for God's sake earnestly to pray for the Salvation of my poor Sonl; and I exhort all to take Warning by my sad Misfortune, That they would not give way to Jealousy, Anger, Revenge, or such like Passions; but resist the Temptations of the Devil, the World and the Flesh, with constant and devout Prayer to God, and forgive their Enemies, and pray for them. All which I heartily and sincerely do, as I hope God will forgive me for Christ's sake.
After Mr. Lowen had written this his Last Speech in order to his delivering it to me, as he did, at the Place of Execution; he had the great comfort to receive an Answer to his Letter therein mention'd; in which Mrs. Lloyd shew'd so much Christian Charity as to signify to him, That she forgave him, and pray that God would forgive him also, and have Mercy upon his Soul.
This is all the Account here to be given of this Dying Gentleman, by
PAUL LORRAIN, Ordinary of Newgate.
Friday, October 25. 1706.
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ROBERT DEWAR, Deception > forgery, 10th December 1783.
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56. ROBERT DEWAR, otherwise DEWARS, otherwise DEEWAR , was
indicted, for that he, on the 15th of July last, did falsly and feloniously make, forge, and counterfeit, and cause and procure to be falsely made, forged, and counterfeited a certain will and testament, partly printed, and partly written, purporting to be the last will and testament of Shaw Fergussoon , devising to his brother, John Fergussoon , all his wages, and appointing him executor; and which said forged will was dated the 22d of July, 1780, with intention to defraud our Sovereign Lord the King . A second count for uttering the same with the like intention. A third and fourth counts the same as the first and second, with intention to defraud Isaac Barre , Esq. And a fifth and sixth counts, with intention to defraud Donald Farquharson .
Mr. Silvester of Councel for the Prosecution, thus opened the Case.
Gentlemen of the Jury, this is an indictment for the crime of forgery, and before this offence could be carried into effect, the person committing it must also have been guilty of the crime of perjury, for he must have sworn he was the executor under that will, by which means he obtained the probate. Some time since, a man of the name of Farquharson died; the prisoner by some means heard, that enquiries were making for his executor, for there was a great deal of wages due to him. That gave the prisoner the idea of setting up a will; he immediately went to the Commons, and there produced a will in the name of Shaw Furgussoon ; he then obtained from the Pay Office, at Chatham, twenty-four pounds, ten shillings and six-pence, as wages due to the deceased: but to avoid any enquiry that might be made of him, he then produced a power of attorney, made from the said John Fergussoon , to him, Robert Dewar ; there he produced the will and the power of attorney, and he actually received the sum of twenty-four pounds, ten shillings and six-pence. There was a further sum of eight pounds, ten shillings and sixpence due to the deceased at the Pay Office, in Broad-street, for serving on board the Charles-town; he there applied to a gentleman of the name of Giles, a navy agent, to receive those wages; Giles received the wages at the Office, but before he had paid it over to the prisoner, a man of the name of Donald Farquharson applied for the wages really due; he applied and produced letters of administration taken out to his brother, who died intestate. The prisoner when he came to receive the money was detained, and upon enquiry it was found out, that this man died intenstate, but never had any brother of the name of John. Gentlemen, it will be in proof to you, first of all, that the prisoner went to the Commons in the name of John Furgussoon , and obtained the probate of the will; then he applied to Chatham, in his own name of Robert Dewar , under a power of attorney from that supposed John Furgussoon , by which means he received that money; he also applied to Mr. Giles, by the name of Dewar, his real name, under that power of attorney. It will also be in evidence to you, that Donald Farquharson is the brother of the deceased, that the will is not the hand-writing of the deceased, and that he never had a brother of the name of John. Gentlemen, this is a complicated offence, involving in it, not only the crime of forgery, but the aggravated crime of perjury; and if the facts are proved to your satisfaction, I doubt not but you, by your verdict, will find the prisoner guilty of the offence charged against him in the indictment.
Court. As the prisoner has no councel, I must have the indictment to compare it with the will.
WILLIAM CLARKSON sworn.
I am a clerk in the Prerogative Office, I produce the original will from the Commons.
Do you know any thing of any probate being granted on that will? - I remember searching for it, and entering the name on the calender; Mr. Lushington's clerk came to me, and I entered it in the book.
To whom was the probate granted? - To the person whose name is there.
Do you know that person? - I do not.
Has that probate been called in? - Yes it has, and revoked by interlocutory decree.
Court. That is no evidence; this goes no further than that the probate of a will of which that is the original, was granted to a man that came with Mr. Lushington's clerk.
GEORGE SWEETENBURGH sworn.
I am clerk to Mr. Lushington, the prisoner at the bar applied to me about a will, I believe it was the 15th of July, it will appear by the jurata on the will, he applied to me in the name of John Furgurson , he said he had got a will to prove, I took the will and looked at it, and in the usual way I wrote the jurata at the back, he said he spelt his name Furgurson.
Did he take the usual oath? - He did, it was administered to him by Dr. Ducarrell.
Court. What is the name of the deceased on that will? - The name is spelt differently, Fergusoon.
What is the Christian name? - Shaw.
Is that the will that you have in your hand that he produced as the original will? - Yes.
What is wrote on the back? - It is only the description.
Who gave it you? - The prisoner gave it me, except two words that are written by the clerk (reads)
"Testator Shaw Furgursoon ,
"alias Farquharson, alias Furgusson,
"was late belonging to his Majesty's
"ship Roebuck, Charles Town
"and Providence, and died 16th April,
"1781." Probate has been granted on that will, and has been called in by act of Court.
(The act of Court produced by Mr. Clarkson.)
Court. Was citation served on the prisoner? - I do not know that it has, but it must of course.
Court. We cannot take that for granted,
"Farquharson against Dewar."
(This is the certificate of the decree, it is entered short.)
"The parties being called and not appearing,
"the Judge on motion of the advocate,
"has by his interlocutory decree
"confirmed the admonition of Donald Farquharson ." - The name being spelt so very different after the probate had been granted, the brother got administration in the real name.
Court to Clarkson. What is that book? - It is a minute book.
Do you afterwards draw up a regular form of the Court's proceedings? - They are afterwards extended, they are registered on large folio paper, and bound up, but this is not entered yet; this is the minute of the sentence, it is the best and only proof we have at present.
The will read and compared with the indictment by the Court.
" Shaw Furgursoon ." Signed, sealed, published and declared, in the presence of James Styeels , Robert Dewar .
"15th July 1783, John Furgussoon , brother of the deceased, and sole executor, was duly sworn, &c. and that the deceased died
"and Col. Ducarrell . Testator Shaw Furgussoon proved at London, by the oath of John Furgussoon to whom administration was granted.
Captain GREGOR FARQUHARSON sworn.
Court to Mr. Sylvester. This evidence that you are now enquiring into is not evidence of the forgery, for Shaw Farquharson might leave this to a brother that is dead; this is confirmatory evidence.
Mr. Sylvester to Captain Gregor Farquharson . You are brother to Shaw Farquharson ? - I had a brother on board the Roebuck of the name of Shaw Farquharson .
What relations besides yourself are living now of that brother? - There is another brother Donald, and a sister.
Did he leave any children? - Neither wife nor child.
Court. Then he is intitled, if his brother died intestate, to a share of his wages as his personal representative; the will is an act containing an bequest to John Furgussoon, and to him alone, and afterwards appointing him sole executor, he is therefore certainly an intereste d witness.
Mr. Sylvester. My Lord he shall execute a release.
JAMES RUTHERFORD sworn.
Mr. Sylvester. Did you know a man of the name of Shaw Farquharson? - Yes.
Did you know that Gregor Farquharson ? - I cannot say I did, I knew Shaw Farquharson , he was a servant of mine.
What was his name? - Shaw Farquharson .
Do you know his hand-writing? - I have a letter in my pocket from him.
Have you seen him write? - Yes, many times, he lived a servant with me better than four years, ( looks at the will) this is not his hand-writing, I can take upon me to say; he went from me to the Roebuck, I have a letter in my pocket from him from Corke on board the Roebuck, he had been a voyage in her and returned again, but whether he went on board again I do not know.
Do you know Donald Fergusson ? - I do, he was at my house many times.
They were brothers? - He always called him his brother, I cannot say whether they were or not.
Court. Are you pretty clear that is not his hand-writing? - I am clear about it.
Donald Farquharson called into Court.
Mr. Sylvester. Is that the person you mean? - Yes it is, that is the person he always called brother.
Do you recollect how he spelt his name? - Yes.
How was it? - Farquharson,
Does that resemble this hand-writing at all? - Not at all that name is wrote with a small F. he always used a large one.
You think it is not in his hand-writing, and has no resemblance to it? - I think it is not, I am sure it is not.
PETER FARQUHARSON sworn.
You are no relation to Shaw Farquharson , I believe? - None.
Did you know the family? - That brother only.
Did you know Shaw Farquharson ? - Perfectly.
Did you know that man Gregor Farquharson ? - I only saw him a few times, I last saw Shaw Farquharson at New York on board the Roebuck, between Staten-Island and the main land, I have known them go as brothers for ten years.
Have you frequently seen him write? - I have.
Look at that (Looks at the will)? - No, I cannot think this to be any of his writing.
Is it part his hand-writing? - None at all as far as I can judge, it is neither spelt nor wrote like it.
GEORGE ARNOLD sworn.
I produce the Roebuck book, it is there spelt Shaw Ferguson .
Is there any other Shaw Ferguson in the Roebuck book? - There is no other Shaw Ferguson of any kind of spelling in the Roebuck book.
Court. Have you examined the book thoroughly? - I have looked every name through with great care, and there is no name of Shaw Ferguson but that one, there is no name that is like it.
The Remainder of this Trial in the next PART which will be Published in a few Days.
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Continuation of the Trial of Robert Dewar .
Jury. Who writes the names in that book? - The Captain's clerk.
JAMES ENGLISH LAWTON sworn.
This is the Charles Town book, in which he died the 16th of April 1781, the name is Shaw Furgeson :
What ship did he come from? - From the Providence into the Charlestown.
Arnold. He was discharged from the Roebuck to the Providence the 17th of May 1780.
JASPER ALLEN sworn.
This is the Providence book.
Is there a man named Shaw Ferguson there? - Yes, it is spelt Ferquhoson, he came from the Roebuck the 23d of May 1780, to the Providence; there is no other Shaw Ferguson on board the Providence, he was discharged the 14th of July 1780, to the Charles Town frigate.
Lawson. He is entered here the 15th.
JAMES MALPAS sworn.
I am clerk to the treasurer of the navy, for paying seamens wages at Chatham.
Did you ever see the prisoner? - I cannot call to my mind that I have, I have paid so many thousands of pounds since, I cannot recollect: a person came to the Pay-Office by the name of Robert Dewar .
Court. I cannot admit any evidence of another person.
Mr. Sylvester. Do you know who you paid the money to? - I cannot recollect.
What entry did you make in your book?
Court. The entry is no evidence.
Mr. Fielding. You know the name?
Court. That will not do.
Mr. Fielding. He may say what he knows, and that may be carried into evidence as strong as can be by and by.
JOHN GILES sworn.
I am a navy agent.
Was you applied to at any time by the prisoner? - Yes, I was.
For what? - To receive some wages belonging to one Shaw Ferguson , for the Charles Town .
Had you any conversation with him? - Nothing particular, he only brought the necessary papers to receive the wages.
What papers? - The probate of Shaw Ferguson 's will, with the will annexed, and a power made to him by the name of Robert Dewar .
Is that the paper? - I cannot be particular to it, it was a power of attorney to one Robert Dewar ; he told me his name was Dewar, and that he had that from John Ferguson , who was executor to Shaw Ferguson : I received 8 l. 10 s. 6 d. the first time I applied; I hold the money still, because another probate appeared at that time.
Had you ever any conversation with him about the Roebuck? - No, never, only about the Charles-Town.
Court. For what purpose did the prisoner apply to you? - To recover for him the wages due to Shaw Ferguson , of the Charles Town : he said his name was Dewar.
Did you receive those wages for him? - Yes.
Jury. Do you know the person of the prisoner? - He is the same man that brought the papers to me, I have not the least doubt of it; I am very sure of it.
Did you ever see him before? - No.
GEGORY FARQUHARSON sworn.
(A release was produced to the Administrator in order to quality him for a witness.)
Court. Have you received any promise from Donald Farquharson to give you the release back again, after the tryal is over? - None at all.
Or to pay you the share not with standing? - None at all, nor would I take it.
Mr. Sylvester. What other brothers have you? - This is the only brother now alive; there were many brothers, but they are all dead in the service.
Have you any one of the name of John? - None, that ever came to maturity; I recollect one that died an infant.
Look at the will; is that at all like your brother's hand writing? - It is not at all.
Do you know of his being on board the other ship as well as the Roebuck? - Yes, he wrote to me.
Court. You must not tell us what he wrote.
Court to Mr. Sylvester. You should identify that power of attorney; how came it into your hands.
Giles. I delivered the power of attorney to Donald.
Court. Look at it. - That is the same signing.
Look at the witnesses? - I think to the best of my knowledge, it is the same paper: I believe it to be the same from my inspection of it at the time.
Court. You cannot, to be sure, upon memory, undertake to swear positively that it is the same, but you believe this to be the same? - Yes, I believe it to be the same.
Court. This appears upon the face of it, to have been executed by a man calling himself John Ferguson , before the Lord Mayor.
Court to Sweetenburgh. Be so good as to recollect back as distinctly as you can, the particulars that passed between the prisoner and you, when he first applied to you, and that was to procure probate of a will for him which will be produced? - Yes.
Did he apply to you at first as John Ferguson the executor, or as acting on his behalf? - He applied as the executor of the will; I am quite sure of that, otherwise he must have produced a power of attorney; I am very sure he produced none.
Can you trace the day on which he applied to you? - It appears by the jurata of the will, the 15th of July.
Court. This letter of attorney is not dated till the 4th day of September.
Court to Prisoner. Now is your time to make your defence.
Prisoner. I am deaf, I have not heard a word of what has been said.
( Here the learned Judge recapitulated the whole of the evidence aloud to the Prisoner.)
I had two witnesses here but they failed me, as my trial did not come on last sessions; they knew this John Ferguson gave me these papers: I had but little acquaintance with him, I only saw him about February last; he said nothing to me then, but in about a fortnight afterwards he called on me; says he, Mr. Dewar, I have a brother dead in America, and he has wages due, and he said, he had been offered money to let a man administer, but the man could not stop till the money was paid; so he went away: I saw no more of him till I think it was the 22d or 23d of July: will you ask that gentleman Whether the man that gave that the will not a red coat on, or a frock on; he says it was me?
Court to Sweetenburgh. How was the fact? - The prisoner had a red coat on; he was alone.
PRISONER's DEFENCE CONTINUED.
That was the corporal belonging to the marines, a townsman and countryman of this John Ferguson 's, that had lent him the money to administer; his name was Cameron: John Ferguson is dead; he died the 14th of September last; and this Cameron and him were constantly together, and about a week after I came from Chatham, they came and brought me this probate, I had never seen them before, I would not take it: one of the Crimps said, you had better go and receive the money yourself; I said, I would have nothing to do with it; says he, be so good, when my money is received, to take the money and I will write to you to remit me some; I told him I would not, and Mr. Giles knows very well that he had it till the 1st day of September; it was on Monday I think, I called on him in the morning: I had a letter from this John Ferguson ; I called on him and said, have you received any money; says he no; says I, I am going to Chatham to night; then says he, take these papers with you, and receive the money: I took the papers along with me, and I received the money, twenty-four pounds, ten shillings, and sixpence, I received faithfully, and honestly I came home the same night, and John Ferguson he came to me, and I paid him part of the money: I told him there is an account between you and I: this corporal he came along with him, I appointed him to come on Friday and settle; he came on Friday; I was not; at home: he did not come any more till Monday, then he came about eleven o'clock, and he called my wife if I had any money for him; she said, she did not know, and she gave him a little money, and he staid and had some victuals: when I came home he was laid down on the bed, he said he was sick; he said he must go to his quarters, when he got up he could not stir or wag; he said he would not go home, he lived somewhere about Spitalfields, I got him a bed, I saw him in bed; the next morning I went to see how he was; I employed an eminent surgeon that lives down in Wapping, I employed a woman nurse and laundress and every thing I could get, and he lived till the next Monday, and he died; he had a sister, I went and told her and she came; he did not want too see her, she had affronted him some how or other, she went and brought a Roman priest to him, that was the first time that ever I knew he was a Roman or papist: after the priest was gone, I said, says I, John, I did not know you was a papist? says he, all our family are? says I, I am very sorry for it, I never had much liking to them in my life; if I had known you had been a papist I would have had nothing to say to you; he died on the Monday, and on the Wednesday he was buried: I took a thought within myself, as Mr. Giles had got the power of attorney and the administration, now this man is dead, these things are of no value, I will go and ask Mr. Giles for them: when I came to him he asked me to sit down; he said, says he, there has been a young man who says he is the brother of Shaw Ferguson ,
and this will to John Ferguson is a forgery; says I, I have lived forty-nine years in his Majesty's service, and never had a blemish in my lifetime, I said, if I get into trouble as I am not at all concerned in the affair, I will see the end of it, if it costs me my life; Says he, when will you call again; now it was not likely I should come again; by my own consent to see my prosecutor: I am a man that never robbed man, woman, or child: I am no more guilty of forgery or any thing of the kind, than any gentleman in this house.
Court to Giles. Is the circumstance he has related true? - A few words of it are.
After you told him this was suspected to be a forgery, did he afterwards appoint a time to come and meet the brother of Ferguson, and did he come? - Yes: I followed him, after I had received the money, I told him, if you come next Saturday I will endeavour to settle with you, and he came on the Friday following, says I, come tomorrow to my house, and he came accordingly.
Court to Giles. Did you know this man at all? - I never saw him before.
Jury. Was his coming to you voluntary? - Entirely voluntary.
Court to Arnold. When was Shaw Farquharson turned over from the Roebuck to the Providence? - On the 17th of May, 1780.
Court to Lawson. When did he pass from the Providence to the Charles Town ? - The 15th of July, 1780.
Court. He died on board the Charles Town , the 16th of April, 1781? - Yes, Robert at sea.
Are there any men on board the Charles Town of the name of James Styeels or Dewar?
Lawson. I do not find any such names either on that or the Roebuck.
Mr. Sylvester. Is there any on board the Providence? - No.
Court to Prisoner. Have you any witnesses to prove there was such a man as John Ferguson ?
Prisoner. Lord bless you, they are all his relations, there is his sister lives down in Wapping, she said, before the Lord Mayor, because I had scandalized her brother, that if she could, she would go to Tyburn and pull my feet down, there are people, I can prove, and I can bring the man and the woman that buried him; one Mr. Britain in Church Lane that buried him, and I went to church with him myself.
Court. You have no witnesses here to prove that? - No I have not, but I can get them if you will give me time; when this Donald Fergusson went to Mr. Giles's, when I went to wait on him there, he and I had some words, and so when he looked over the will, and saw this Shaw Ferguson was only Ferguson, and his name is Farquharson, he said, and Mr. Giles heard him, says he, this can not be the man, we had better let him alone, till we find out the certainty of it: He was gone almost an hour, and I sat with Mr. Giles, and he came back and brought a constable and sent me to the Compter. On the Sunday after I was there, there came an elder brother of this Farquharson, says he, I want to ask you a question, I am Donald Ferguson 's brother your prosecutor, says he, come in here, I went into the little room, says he, did you know one Shaw Ferguson belonging to the Roebuck; no, Sir, says I, says he, they are all fools together, for my brother Shaw Ferguson is not dead now, I have a letter I received from him: I have ten witnesses that can prove that.
Court. Who said so? - Gregor Farquharson ; I suppose I have ten witnesses in the Compter that heard it, and will take their oaths of it.
Gregor Farquharson . My Lord, shall I relate the story?
Court. Is what he says true? - Some words are, but not all.
Did you tell him that your brother Shaw Farquharson was not dead, but you received
a letter? - I told him I had not heard of my brother's death till I saw it in the newspaper.
Did you tell him that your brother was not dead? - No, I did not.
Or that you received a letter from him? - No, I did not.
Prisoner. I belonged to the army, I have a man here somewhere that was in the regiment along with me; I suppose I have one of the best of characters in the army ; I receive a pension from his Majesty's service; for forty-nine years and one month, I served my King and country, and now I am seventy-two years of age.
ROBERT RICE sworn.
I am a shoe-maker, I live in Great Montague Court, Little Britain; I knew the prisoner about two years, and during the time I knew him, he had an exceeding good character, no man could bear a better; I was discharged from the said company that he commanded five years last August.
The Jury withdrew for some time, and returned with a verdict
GUILTY , Death .
Tried by the first London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.
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Michael G Leahy was born at Knockanure, educated in the local N.S. and the Technical School Listowel. He went to the US in 1971 where he joined his Sister Peggy in the Bronx. To further his
Education he went to The Delahunty Institute and enrolled for Architectural Drawing while maintaining himself working as a Boiler Mechanic.
Michael came home to marry Rose Horan in Knockanure on Oct. 20th 1979.He worked for Shannon Development 1980 to 1984 and lived in Clare where their first Child Sean Michael was born followed by Daughters Mairead and Katriona. Returning to New York he became Resident Manager for Tracy Towers .Became a member of The New York Building Managers Association being involved in all aspects of the Association including Financial Secretary and is President for the past two Years.
Michael G Leahy was given a special Honour by his Association when he was named Building Manager of the Year 2001 recently.
Maurice Walsh 1879-1964
Maurice Walsh was born in Ballydonoghue, co. Kerry, and educated at St. Michael's College, Listowel. He was the son of John Walsh and Elizabeth Buckley and one of a family of ten. He first entered the British Civil Service and later transferred to the Irish. His best-known novel was The Key above the Door (1923), and he published many other adventure and detective novels.
Newtown Dillon Meeting
Report: in Kerry Sentinel of public meeting to collect money for The Irish Parliamentary Fund. Some locals present on a night of bad weather were Wm. Collins, DC; John Hanrahan, DC; M J Nolan, JP Co. Council was Chairman of the Meeting, others attending Jer Nolan, DC; C. Lehane; J. B. Nolan; E. Stack; M. Ahern; T. Ahern; James Kissane; P. Culhane; C. Mulvihill; J. Barry; J. Walsh; Pat Enright; Tom Hanrahan; John Collins; M. Behane; M. Bunce; T. Fitzmaurice; P. Kearney; P. Lynch; ? Mc Enery; D. Mangan. DC, etc.
M. J. Flavin was sick and unable to attend it was claimed at the meeting that M. J. Flavin was the only MP in Kerry to attend Parliament as Thomas Esmonde was sick for some time . The other two Members did not concern themselves.
Collectors appointed P. Lynch, Wm. Collins, DC, J. Hanrahan DC; M. Ahern; P. Nolan; J. Nolan DC; C. O Connor; J. Walsh; T. Dinneen and Edward Stack.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state for what reasons the old age pension has been refused Mr. James Kissane, Kilcock Upper, Liselton, Co. Kerry; whether  he is aware that Kissane is entirely dependent on the charity of his nephew, and has no means; and whether he is aware that but for the charity of his nephew this man would have to get out-door relief or go to the county home.
MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT and PUBLIC HEALTH (General Mulcahy) Richard (General) Mulcahy MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT and PUBLIC HEALTH (General Mulcahy): An appeal was received on the 12th of November, 1927, arising out of this claim. It was determined on the 1st of December, 1927, that the claimant was not entitled to any pension, as it was not clear that his means, consisting of his maintenance by his nephew, were less than £39 5s. a year, the statutory limit for the receipt of a pension. In calculating means for old age pension purposes account must be taken of the yearly value of any benefit or privilege enjoyed by a claimant.
Mr. J. CROWLEY Mr. J. CROWLEY
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state the reasons why the old age pension at the rate of 9s. per week, has been refused to Mrs. M. Doran, Lyracrompane, Listowel; and if he is aware that she is absolutely destitute and entirely dependent on her relatives for support.
General MULCAHY General MULCAHY
General MULCAHY: This case came up on appeal in January last. It was reported that the claimant was maintained by her sister, a farmer and shopkeeper, and as it was not clear on the evidence submitted that the yearly value of her support was less than £39 5s. 0d., the claim was disallowed on the 31st of January, 1928. In calculating means for old age pension purposes account must be taken of the yearly value of any benefit or privilege enjoyed by a claimant.
Mr. J. CROWLEY Mr. J. CROWLEY
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state why John Carroll, Ballinorig West, Ardfert, Kerry, has been refused the old age pension; and whether the Minister is aware that he is partially dependent on the charity of his relatives.
General MULCAHY General MULCAHY
General MULCAHY: This case has not come before me so far on appeal, and I have therefore no information in regard to it. I have, however, referred it to the Minister for Finance who will probably be in a position to reply to the Deputy shortly.
Mr. J. CROWLEY Mr. J. CROWLEY
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state the reasons why Ellen Prendiville, Ballincloher, Lixnaw, has been refused the old age pension; and whether he is aware that some months ago two old age pensioners made affidavits before a Peace Commissioner that she was over 70 years.
General MULCAHY General MULCAHY
General MULCAHY: This claim is at present under consideration on appeal on the ground of insufficient evidence of age. The only definite evidence so far furnished is the record that the claimant was 20 years old when married on the 29th of January, 1881. A certificate has, however, been produced of a child, said to be claimant's first-born, baptised on the 15th of March, 1873. Further investigation is being made, and a decision will be given as soon as possible.
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health why Mrs. Johanna Quilter, Ahabeg, Lixnaw, County Kerry, has been refused the old age pension; if he is aware that Mrs. Quilter cannot find any record as regards her age, and if he will instruct the local officer to interview the applicant again, and report on her age from her appearance; and if he is aware that, not being originally from Ahabeg, Mrs. Qiulter finds it very difficult to get any old age pensioners to make declarations or affidavits as to her age.
General MULCAHY General MULCAHY
General MULCAHY: In this case an appeal was decided on the 22nd of October, 1927. It was determined that the claimant was not entitled to any pension, as it was not clear on the evidence submitted that she had attained the statutory age. Her name was not found in a search covering the years 1843 to 1867 in the Baptismal Register. The only members of her family whose names were found were Mary, baptised 15th September, 1844, and Francis, baptised 28th July, 1850. The years 1845, 1846, 1847, and part of 1848, are, however, missing from the Register.
While the appeal was under consideration special attention was given to the investigation of age, but the claimant was apparently unable to get anyone to vouch for her age except her relatives, and the two relatives who made declarations were not much more than 60 years of age.
The case can only be revived by the making of a fresh claim in the usual way, if further evidence is now available. It should, however, be noted that while every assistance is given to claimants the onus of proof of qualification lies on them.
Mr. J. CROWLEY Mr. J. CROWLEY
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state for what reason Mrs. Catherine McCarthy, Clahane, Ballyduff, Tralee, has been refused the old age pension; and if he is aware that she is entirely destitute and living on the charity of her friends.
General MULCAHY General MULCAHY
General MULCAHY: An appeal was decided on the 18th of January, 1928, in this case. It was determined that the claimant was not entitled to any pension as it was not clear on the evidence submitted that she fulfilled the statutory condition as to residence, i.e., twelve years since attaining the age of 50 years.
Mr. J. CROWLEY Mr. J. CROWLEY
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state for what reason Daniel Nolan, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, County Kerry, is not receiving the old age pension at the rate of 9/- per week.
General MULCAHY General MULCAHY
General MULCAHY: An appeal was decided on the 7th of December, 1927, in this case. It was determined that the claimant was not entitled to any pension, as it was not clear on the evidence submitted that his means, as calculated under the Old Age Pensions Acts, were within the statutory limit (of £39 5s. a year) for the receipt of a pension.
Mr. J. CROWLEY Mr. J. CROWLEY
Mr. J. CROWLEY asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health whether he will state the reasons why the old age pension of Maurice Kennelly, Kilgorvin, Ballylongford, Kerry, has been reduced from 6/- to 2/-.
General MULCAHY General MULCAHY
General MULCAHY: This pensioner was originally in receipt of an old age pension of 6/- a week, the value of his maintenance being estimated at 14/- a week. Under the review which took place in accordance with the provisions of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1924, the pension was, therefore, reduced to 2/- a week.
A question raised by the pensioner for an increase was disallowed by the Lisselton Pension Sub-Committee on the 25th of May, 1925, and their decision was confirmed on appeal on the 14th of July, 1925.
A further question by the pensioner was also disallowed on appeal on the 24th of February, 1927, as he failed to show that his means had in any way decreased.
He is maintained on a farm of 39 acres (Poor Law Valuation, £12 10s.) which he assigned to his son on the 19th of February, 1924, on the occasion of the latter's marriage.
James Crowley was born at Lower William Street, Listowel in October 1879 to Michael Crowley and James O Connor they ran a grocers shop . They had two sons and a daughter in the family. James Crowley qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1905. While working in Tralee in 1909 he met and married Clementine Baursin they had five sons. James Crowley got a sentence of two years in jail for reading the Proclamation at William Street in Listowel; he served one year of the sentence in Belfast. While in Jail in November 1919 he was elected to the Dail for Kerry and West Limerick.
He was elected again in 1921, as pro treaty in June `22. Cumann na nGaedael was formed in Dublin by supporters of the Treaty in March 1923 so James joined the party and was again elected 1923 and twice in 1927, he lost his seat in 1932 and went back to his practice till his retirement in 1946. James Crowley was an active member of the Dail, his many questions to ministers can be read online in the Dail Reports.
From: "Robert Pattwell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Got your address from my cousin Susan Patt Spencer. I thought I'd contact you to see if you can shed any more information on the PATT clan from Kerry. The following is what I have so far:( I pasted this info from other messages)
I have located John PATT (B.1804 D.1874) who married Ellen FITZGERALD
(B.1802 D. 1872) in Kerry, Ireland, possibly in Letter or Littor or
> I also found that their son, Thomas, (B Dec. 22, 1841, D. ??), married
Mary KEANE (B.1846, D.5/25/1888); parents John Kane and Johanna Long) in Ballylongford
on Jan.22, 1871. John and Ellen also had a daughter Bridget born July 25, 1835, who
cared for Tom's youngest daughter Honoria when Tom's wife, Mary died in
Thomas and Mary had NINE CHILDREN, five sons and four daughters:
John-B. Mar. 2, 1873,D. Jun 6, 1935-accident in Canada;
Michael (My GF)-B. Sep. 17, 1874;D.Apr. 9, 1964,
Thomas-B. Mar. 31, 1876, D.??;
Richard-B. Jan. 14, 1878, D-??
Martin-B. Nov. 11, 1880, D. Aug 17, 1947.
The daughters were Catherine-B.8/25/1881, D.??;
Mary- B.7/29/1885, D. ??;
Honoria-B. 4/2/1888, D.1973. Honoria married a Stephen Denihan in Kerry. I have found their descendants in the States.
John, Michael and Martin emigrated to the USA through Canada in approximately 1895. During their trip across "The Pond", the brothers decided to alter their surname from PATT to PATWELL for John and Martin and to PATTWELL for Michael. The reason: "Irish need not apply"
John, a.k.a. "Jack" PATT stayed on in Montreal and married Agnes O'Neill (B.???,D.Jan. 1, 1939)in St Anne's RC Church on Feb. 4, 1896.
They had SIX children- 3 sons and 3 daughters:
Mary-(B.Sep. 13, 1896, M. Jan. 15, 1926 to Peter CATALDO, D. Mar. 5,1963)
Alice-(B.??, M- to Peter CORDASCO in ??, D-??),
Thomas-(B-??,Married-to Lillian JONES in ??, D.-??),
TWINS- Gerald- (B. ?? D. -??, never married) and
Leo-(B.-??, Married to Ann THOMAS in ??, D.??)
Veronica - BMD-??)
Michael and Martin moved down to New York City and raised their
families. I have established contact with the children of the brothers who
emigrated to the U.S.A. and Canada and together we are looking for the
missing BMD information and the information on the family of John PATT and
Ellen FITZGERALD and their descendants and /or ancestors.
My goal is to determine how many other children were born to John and Ellen,
then follow those persons through. I am trying to establish connections to
the Tarbert, Tipperary and Cork Pattwells.
I hope that someone can advise me how to possibly find the ship the
brothers came across on and to find the town in which John and Ellen were
married and who their other children may have been. I have written and
received some information from the Ballylongford priest;
O Connell and other Deaths
Sr. Agnes of Tralee, Ks December 17th 1910
Ann of Listowel, Km October 17th 1944 page 2
Sr. M Brendan O Connell of Pres. Tralee?, Ks June 13th 1900?
Sr. Mary Brendan O Connell Listowel Presentation Convent, see Kerry Sentinel November 12th 1904
Mary of Causeway, Kerry Adv. 19th-12-1914
Dan of Listowel KS. April 27th 1910
Dan of Kerry, Marriage to Duffy, NY, KS. October 25th 1911
Dan of Lixnaw Km, November 25th 1944 page 3
Dan, KS, 24th of May 1905
Mrs. E, KS August 9th 1916 page 3
Miss Ellen of Rock Street, Ks 7th- 2nd-1912
Mother Ignatious of Castleisland, Ks 11th-1st-1908
James of Ardfert, Ks 1st-3-1905 page3
James of Ardfert, Knockenagh 4-3-1905
Rev. J Aus July 25th 1943 page 2
John of Lixnaw, Ks May 31st 1911
Rev. John of Castleisland <o Shea> page 50 1866
John of Rathmorrell June 6th 1906
John of Abbeyfeale, Km June 22nd 1940 page 8
John of Lixnaw, Km August 29th 1964 page 23
Rev. John of Dublin, Km 20th of June 1970 page 3
Mrs Julia of Tournageehy, Ks 20th of October 1929
Lady of Lake view, Ks 30th-1-1907
Brother Laserin, Wexford, Ks 15th-3-1913
Mary of Lixnaw 25th August 1945 page 6, Km
Mary of Clogher Cannon, Ks, August 1st 1901
Mary Brendan, Ks November 12th 1904
Mrs Maurice of Listowel, Ks 30th-12-1911
Maurice of Listowel, Km 27th-4-1940
Maurice of Ballylongford, Km, 22nd June 1940 page
Monsignor M of U.S.A, Km 14th November 1953 page 9
Mother Ignatius of Castleisland KS 11-1- 1908.
Rev Mother of Dublin KS Nov 25th 1914 page 3.
Sr Stanislaus of Balloonagh KS 10-2-1912.
Tom B O Connell of Newtownsandes Km 15-1-1944 page 4.
Tom B 22nd Jan 1944 also 29th Jan 1944 page 4 Km.
Tom of Tournageehy KS 2nd Aug 1911.
Tom of Listowel Km Aug 13th 1966 ,also 20th Aug 1966.
O Connors following .
Fr William of Moyvane KS 25-2-1914 page 4.
Sr. Antonio of Asdee Km 9-12-1972 page 21.
Bridget of Rathoran Km 10-4-1948 page 8.
Bryan Astronaut of Ardfert decent 1991.
Miss Delia of Listowel wed J Fitzgerald Chicago KS July 10th 1912.
Denis of Argentina KS 18-2-1914 page 2.
Ellen of Glin Km 26th Oct 1934 page 14.
Br Fideles Kerry Champion 31-12-1938 page 1.
Keane family following.
Mrs Ann of Listowel KS 5-3-1910.
Br W. of Listowel Km 13th Nov 1954 page 1.
Catherine of Pollough KS 6-2-1907 .
Rev Dan J of Duagh Km May 19th 1962 page 7.
E T of Listowel Km 19th May 1945 page 3.
Rev Hugh of Waterville Km 15th Sept 1945.
1. Mrs J D of Listowel KS Sept 1st 1900.
2. Jeremiah of Listowel KS Oct 2nd 1915 page3.
3. Jeremiah of Lisselton KS March 5th 1902 .
4. Jeremiah of Listowel K. Champion 23-1- 1937.
5. Rev Jer P of Listowel Km 8-3-1969 page 13.
6. Rev J P of Dublin Km 26-4-1969 page 2.
7. John C of Ballygrennan KS 23-3-1904.
8. Dr John J of Listowel & Liverpool KS 5-4-1902.
9. Mrs Moss of Ballygrennan KS Aug 31st 1907.
10. Rev Michael of Newtownsandes Km 10-2-1934 page 3.
11. Rev Pat of Listowel Km 19-3-1955 page 10. Also 16th Feb 1961 page 17.
12. Mother Raphael of Lixnaw 31-12-1966 page 3.
13. Sr. Walburga of Ballylongford Km 16-4-1982 page 9.
14. Martin Hegarty Los Angeles KS 18-3-1916.
Mons John Hegarty Listowel Km 10-4-1954 page 9.
1935 Fr Michael Cannon Fuller, 1947 to '48 Fr J J Maher CC, 1950 to '56 Fr J Barry CC, 1957 Fr Daly CC, 1957 to'60 Fr Moynihan CC, 1961 to '63 Fr Edmond Stack PP, 1964 to '66 Fr Mc Elligott CC, 1967 to '68 Fr J B Daly CC, 1969 to '72 Fr Noel Moran CC, 1973 to '74 Fr Edmond Stack PP, 1975 to '91 Fr Michael Stack PP,
1935 Denis Collins, 1947 to '53 Patrick Tarrant, 1954 to '74 Lizzie Mary Stack, Michael Donovan, Richie Kissane, Brian O Connor, Siobhan Nolan, Edward Kennelly, Myra Kissane, Milie Costelloe, Ned Joe Kennelly,
1935 Richard Mc Carthy, Tom Carroll, 1950 to '56 Maurice Barrett, 1957 to '66 Michael Donovan, 1967 '72 Sean P O Moran, Mary Nolan, Maurice Mahony, Neilus Carr, Ann Tydings, Eileen Mc Carthy,
1850 Boston Globe
John Mulvuhill of Newtownsands .
6 yrs in USA departed from horsehead German county (chemung county) New York his sister Margaret Connell in new Orleans will he thankful for any information. Address to the care of N.W. Ryan Jackson st. 4th district, New Orleans.
Daniel and Patrick Dunford of Newtownsands .
Daniel was in Cleveland Ohio. Patrick sailed from Tralee on August 1851 for Quebec in the ship Nester.
Information thankfully received by Timothy Flahavan, Hedgeville Beekley V.A
1850 Boston Globe advertising looking for Relations
William Walsh of Inchamore . last learnt of was at Melville Mass . His son Edward Walsh would like the hear from him . Direct to Enoch train and co. 37 and 30 lewis wharf Boston .
Richard Stack from Knockanure left Ireland in November 1851 in the "David Cannon" for New Orleans . When last heard from was in Dearborn Co., Indiana. A few Lines addressed to his wife Catherine Murphy . Alias Stack care of Mrs. Griffin 119 twelfth street Louisville K.Y. Will he carefully attended to
William McAuliffe of Newtownsands . Who sailed from liverpool to Quebec in the ship "John Adams" on the 12th of September 1850. Any person knowing him will confer a favour on his brother by writing to John stokes McAulffe, Cavettsville Westmoreland co. P.A.
Dan Mangan of Newtownsands . Sailed from Limerick to Quebec about 8 yrs ago . When last heard of he was in Rochester New York . Should this meet his eye or any person acquainted with him a favour would he conferred by writing to his brother John Mangan Carpenter care of P.E Green cleveland Ohio.
Mary Mangan daughter of Pat Mangan and Ellen Mulvihill of Newtownsands . She left Ireland 4 yrs ago .Any information will he thankfully received by her father Mount st. Patrick C.W
More at http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html
NTS: Name WILLIAM O'CONNOR Date of Birth 24 May 1911 Address BENANASPIE Father JAMES O'CONNOR Mother MARY A KENNELY
Name EDMUND KENNELLY Date of Birth 13 March 1825 (Based on other date information) Address LEITRIM Father MICHAEL KENNELLY Mother MARY CONNOR
Name MARY CONNOR Date of Birth 6 January 1831 (Based on other date information) Address KNOCKANE Father JOHN CONNOR Mother MARY CONNOR
Name PATRICK KENNELLY Date of Birth 13 March 1825 (Based on other date information) Address LEITRIM Father MICHAEL KENNELLY Mother MARY CONNOR
Name MARY CONNELL Date of Birth 26 January 1817 (Based on other date information) Address TOBERTOREEN Father PATRICK CONNELL Mother BRIDGET KENNELLY
Name JAMES WALSH Date of Birth 25 March 1829 (Based on other date information) Address FINUGE Father JOHN WALSH Mother CATHERINE KENNELLY
Name MARY LEAHY Date of Birth 6 March 1870 (Based on other date information) Address DROMIN Father DAVID LEAHY Mother MARGARET KENNELLY
Name JOHANNA NEVILLE Date of Birth 30 March 1812 (Based on other date information) Address BUNASPIG Father CORNELIUS NEVILLE Mother MARY KENNELLY
Name JOHN SCANLIN Date of Birth 14 April 1817 (Based on other date information) Address KILLMANEY Father THOMAS SCANLIN Mother JOHANNA BURNS
Name JAMES KINELLY Date of Birth 22 February 1817 (Based on other date information) Address KIELBEE Father JOHN KINELLY Mother CATHERINE CONNOR
Name DANIEL KENNELY Date of Birth 27 March 1810 (Based on other date information) Address NR Father MICHAEL KENNELY Mother JOHANNA KENNELY
Name MICHAEL KENELLY Date of Birth 15 December 1825 (Based on other date information) Address LEITRIM Father MARTIN KENELLY Mother MARY WALSH
Name CATHERINE KENELLY Date of Birth 1 June 1812 (Based on other date information) Address CLOUNBREAN Father PATRICK KENELLY Mother ELIZABETH BUNCE
Name CATHERINE SHANIHAN Date of Birth 3 August 1823 (Based on other date information) Address MURHUR Father JOHN SHANIHAN Mother ELLEN KENLLY
Name JOHN SHEEHY Date of Birth 18 May 1812 (Based on other date information) Address COOLACHLARIG Father MORGAN SHEEHY Mother ELLEN KINELLY
Name ANN KINELLY Date of Birth 13 July 1809 (Based on other date information) Address NR Father JAMES KINELLY Mother MARY STACK
Name JOHN KENELLY Date of Birth 13 February 1815 (Based on other date information) Address KILBAHA Father DANIEL KENELLY Mother HONORA STACK
Michael Mulvihill Jun 13, 13
Daniel Mulvihill and Catherine Dillane were my gg grandparents. Their son Cornelius was my g grandfather. There however is a mistake. They were married on January 1, 1854 in Duagh, County Kerry as Catherine was from Duagh. I believe there actually was another couple with the exact same names, Daniel Mulvihill and Catherine Dillane, who were married in Glin in 1853. I have seen references to them and their descendants on various trees and sites. My grandfather Dan Mulvihill was born and raised in Moyvane, Gortromasillihy in 1899. He came to Chicago in 1920 and married another Mulvihill, Mary Mulvihill, who was from Ballybunion, Leanascane. I have added our family tree (Mulvihill-O'Loughlin) to this site today. It is fairly detailed and is based to some extent on a family tree my grandfather did in mid 1970's and has been added to with Church records from irishgeaneology.com. Where we get stuck on our Moyvane Mulvihill's is siblings for our ggg grandparents William Mulvihill and Mary Shine and our gggg grandparents Dermot Mulvihill and Mary Connell.
Robert Stack Most of my grandparents generation came to the US around 1900. They had a farm in the Skehanierin area and may still be in the family. My cousin Billy has been over and he connected with a Martin Stack who would be a second cousin. I believe his father was Ian Stack who passed away in the 1990s?. I'll have ti get the lineage from him. Hopefully we can make some connections. If you know the family, let me know.
TCD Students; Dan Stack, teacher Mr O Carroll, June 4th 1828 aged 20 son of Michael of Kerry. Ed Stack (Mr Paisley) Feb. 6th 1792 aged 17 of Wm of Cork.
Ed Stack (Mr Carroll0 June 3rd 1817 on of James of Kerry.
Eyre Stack ( Mr Mawe) June 7 1824 aged 19 son of John born Kerry.
John Stack ( Mr Stack) Nov. 3rd 1777 aged 17. Son of Ed of Cork.
Nic. Wm Stack July 1st 1845 a 19 son of Wm, born London.
Robert Stack ( Mr Carroll) May 30 1820, a 16 son of Ml born Kerry.
Robert Stack ( Mr O Connor) Nov 3rd 1828of Jas, Born Kerry.
Mce Kinelly ( Mr Wilson) June 8th 1680 a 19 son of John,b Cork, school 1684, BA.
Nov. 1999; A 10-year-old Israeli girl has received lung transplants from her mother and a British man who had read of her plight in a London Jewish newspaper.
Russian-born Lisa Ostrovsky, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, was in critical but stable condition at Children's Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday.
Ostrovsky, who emigrated to Israel with her parents when she was 1, underwent the life-saving, six-hour-long transplant on Tuesday after lung lobes were donated by her mother, Valentina Kurdumov, and Ron Johnson, a 48-year-old British janitor.
The condition of both donors, who underwent the procedure at St. Louis' Barnes- Jewish Hospital, was described as serious but stable.
It had been hoped that Lisa would receive a lung transplant from someone who had just died, but when her condition deteriorated, an urgent appeal for a living donor was sent over the Internet, where the London Jewish News picked up the story.
Lisa's father, Ilia Ostrovsky, an ecologist who deals with water-quality issues in the sea of Galilee, spearheaded the campaign to publicize his daughter's condition and to raise funds for the operation.
"We want her to have a normal life. We want her to run and swim and breathe normally. We just want to give her a chance," he told the London newspaper.
An Israeli insurance company and the Israeli Cystic Fibrosis Association provided $300,000 toward the procedure, which is expected to cost between $750,000 and $1 million.
Anna Pope Hennessy born 1806, married James O'Connell in 1837. James had a lot of influence in Lahardane in Griffiths and they had six children as far as I know. Frances 1837, Michael 1839 papal knight, Edward 1840 my GGGrandfather, James 1844 Parish Priest Melbourne and Anna 1846 Sister Brendan Listowel Convent. James Senior died in 1868 and we believe he is buried with his father Edward in Knockanure Graveyard. Anna Senior died in Listowel 28 March 1881 but we have been unable to locate her burial.
I have in my line a Julia Hennessy - born circa 1841 to a Michael Hennessy & Honora/Norah Finaghty in Limerick Ireland.
Her parents Michael & Honora married in Ballybunion Kerry 1835 according to the Irish Genealogy website.
Michael was said to be from Dromon in the entry on the website
Julia was my gggranmother.
Julia married a Patrick O'Grady/Grady in 1858 in Ireland & they immigrated to Western Australia in c1862 if I remember correctly
During the famine my family Patrick Walsh and his wife Mary (nee Oconnell / OConnor) and their children emigrated from Listowel to Alderney. A couple of children were born in Alderney.
Thirty years later Patrick and Mary died in Guernsey, buried in paupers graves. Some of their children emigrated to the US and Australia, and some died on the C.I, possibly never returning to Kerry.
There was also a Walsh / Mulvihil couple living in Alderney near the Walsh / O'Connor family. I think they may have been related as Mulvihils appears in Walsh baptism records from Listowel.
Does anyone know whether migration from Kerry to the Channel Islands was common in the 1840s? I havent been able to find anything written about it.