County Kilkenny Ireland Queries
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Query Archive One - Jul 1997 to Dec 1997 (below)
Date: Dec 17 1997
Looking for information on Michael FLANAGAN (1867) and Denis
FLANAGAN (1868) born Kilkenny (Green's Hill) to Denis FLANAGAN and Anne
BROPHY Flanagan .Their sisters were Mary and Anne. Mary went to NY and
Anne stayed in Kilkenny. Please Email to LLBART@aol.com
Date: Dec 15 1997
FENNELLY, Johnstown -
Searching for information on Nicholas FENNELLY oldest son of Michael
FENNELLY and Catherine DWYER, (daughter of Patrick DWYER and Judith
CHAMPOIN of Bricana), Nicholas was baptized on 12-18-1848, married Mary
HOLLAHAN (HOLLOHAN) no information. Trying to find out when he left for
U.S., my grandfather, James Francis FENNELLY was born in 1885, not sure if
born in U.S. or Ireland. Brother Kieran Fennelly married Nannie WALSH in
1900 and sister Judith married Michael RYAN in 1884, their grandson
Michael RYAN still lives at Grandfertagh.
Date: Dec 14 1997
Contact: Olav den Ouden
I'm searching for the MORRISSEY and DARMODY family names
from the Thomastown and Lisdowny area of Kilkenny. This is the
information that I have.
John DARMODY b c 1788 in Lisdowny d 24 Dec 1846 at Ste. Catherine, Portneuf
Co, Quebec, Canada m Eleanor (Alice) MORRISSEY b 3 Dec 1790 at Thomastown.
She too died in Ste. Catherine. They were married on the 15 Feb 1814 at St.
John's, Newfoundland. I don't know John's parents but Eleanor (Alice)
parents are Michael MORRISSEY and Alice WALSH. Here are there
Catherine b 7 Oct 1782
Elizabeth b 3 Apr 1785
Thomas b 18 Nov 1787
Eleanor (Alice) b 3 Dec 1790
If you could post a query for me I would greatly appreciate it.
Olav - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Date: Dec 13 1997
Contact: Jerry Braun
Annie HACKETT was born on 10 Jun 1847 in Kilkenny County. I do not
know who her parents are. She was married in 1878 in either Wisconsin or
Kansas to Richard Martin DELANEY. If you can help me with this
family, I would much appreciate it.
Date: Dec 11 1997
Contact: Susan (Manogue) Donk
Looking for any information on MANOGUE from Callen, Kilkenny.
Edward Manogue was born in 1819 in Callen, Kilkenny, married Bridget
NAREY, born in 1816 and came to the US, I believe in 1854. They had 5
children, Mary, born in 1845, Dennis, born in 1847/8, Anna, Bridget and
Edward. I believe the last 3 were born in New York State. They settled
in Ballston Spa, NY.
Need info on Edward' MANOGUE's brothers/sisters/parents. Also looking for the
ports of departure/arrival. Is MANOGUE still a popular name in Kilkenny?
Date: Dec 10 1997
Contact: Ruth Carr
Searching for info on my g-g-g grandparents:
Michael SWIFT b. circa 1757 - d. Ontario, Canada 1845 and wife
Johannah Julia CORCORAN b. circa 1770 - d. Ontario, Canada 1770; believed
to have been married in Kilkenny; possibly from the Grangeland; would like
to find info re their parents or siblings. Contact Ruth Carr.
Date: Dec 09 1997
Contact: Diane L. Potter
Am looking for information on James LANIGAN, my great great grandfather
who was born in Ireland in 1814 and came to Canada during the Famine.
He may have been born in Kilkenny. The Canadian census only says that
he was born in Ireland. His trade was "tailor." He died in 1879 in
Hastings County, Ontario in the town of Stirling at the age of 65. His
wife, Elizabeth McIninch, came on a ship from Bushmills, Co.Antrim but I
believe they met in Canada. I'd appreciate it if anyone knows of a
James Lanigan born at that time in Kilkenny. Thanks.
Date: Dec 01 1997
Contact: Janet Horton Boyer
Richard William HORTON maybe HOUGHTON, b. 15 Aug 1827 in County
Kilkenny, left County Kilkenny in 1846, and went to New York City where
he worked for one year, then his parents, William HORTON, Elizabeth
GRAHAM Horton, and children, Thomas, John, Elizabeth(Lizzie), Hannah,
and Anna came to New York in 1847. They lived at 64 Charlton Street in
NYC from Nov 1847-Feb 1848, then by 1855 they were living in a place
called "Fancy Prairie," at the corner of Logan, Sangamon, and Menard
Counties in Illinois. They were Presbytarians in Ireland. I am looking
for any descendents still in Ireland.
Please contact me at email@example.com
Date: Nov 27 1997
From: Shirley Arabin
Searching for family of Mary KEENAN born about 1840 Kilkenny; emigrated to
South Africa on "Wellington" 1860 as a general servant.
Date: Nov 25 1997
From: Art Smith
I am in need of finding a Patrick DUNN(E), My information is:
Patrick DUNN / DUNNE was born in Kilkenny county about Oct., 1860, his father was a
James DUNN(E) and his mother was Katherine PEEL DUNN(E). It is said that he had
eight brothers and a sister. He married a Bridgid KELLY about 1879 and then
went to Liverpool, England. He departed Liverpool in May of 1882 and arrived in
Philadelphia, Pa. Bridgid KELLY's father was Richard KELLY and her mother was
I would appreciate any help I can get as I am going to go to Ireland in June of
1998 and I would like to see if i could get in touch with one of my long lost
cousins or whatever.
Date: Nov 19 1997
From: Patty Pickett
My great grandparents were Timothy KENNEDY and Julia DUGGAN from
Kilkenny. Timothy's parents were Martin Kennedy and Annie Murphy.
Julia's father was Patrick Duggan. They came to the US by the early
1850's, not sure if they were married in Ireland or here. They had
six children including my grandfather William. Timothy worked on
the railroad and they settled in the Mt. Holly Vermont area after
initially living in the Ludlow, Bellows Falls area. Naturalization
records are from Woodstock Vermont. Any clues or ideas would be
most appreciated. Many redheads in the Kennedy family.
Date: Nov 4 1997
Looking for Daniel HOLDEN and Mary FITZPATRICK who left Co. Kilkenny for
Montreal Quebec around 1820-1840. Their children were: Patrick, James,
Pheobe, Margaret. Patrick was born in Quebec.
Date: Nov 4 1997
From: Jim Kitching
Robert DE MONTMORENCY came from Mount Eland near Ballyragget in mid
1800's and settled in Norwich Township , Ontario , Canada. When we
visited the old farm at Mount Eland in May of this year , the gentleman
who now runs/owns the farm could remember the names William & George
DeMontmorency but had no idea where they went. My searches of database
surnames has turned up no DeMontmorencies in Ireland. Do you know how I
could find out if there are any descendants still living in Ireland and
where they might be? Any help would be appreciated.
Date: Nov 4 1997
From: Lori Eggert
BROPHY family of Northern Co. Kilkenny, esp. around townland of Castlemarket,
Rosconnell Civil Parish, Ballyragget RC Parish, Fassadinin Barony. John
BROPHY b 1812 father of William BROPHY b 1835-38 married 1 Feb 1866 Mary
DELANEY (DELANY) b 1840-1841 father John DELANEY. William & Mary's children:
Honoria b 27 Aug 1877; John b 21 Nov 1869; Joseph b 28 Oct 1873; Julia b 29
Jul 1879; Mary b 27 nov 1867; Margaret b 20 Aug 1871; Patrick b 7 Mar 1875.
Joseph BROPHY b 28 Oct 1873 emm. to Philadelphia, PA 1891 and married
Margaret O'DONNELL on 7 Jun 1899 in Philadelphia. Other Castlemarket area
BROPHY likely related are: Patrick b abt 1845 Timothy b bef 1845. Please
E-mail Lori Eggert at CalifT@aol.com
Date: Nov 2 1997
From: Jeffrey Palmer
Looking for information about my g-g-grandmother, Susan CODY, b. 7 Feb.
1835 in County Kilkenny. She and her mother, Ann, came to the US in the
1840's. I have no information on the father of Susan. I wondered if he
died in Ireland. Is anyone looking for Cody's of Kilkenny?
Date: Nov 01 1997
From: David Grant
GRANT family in co Kilkenny
I would be interested to hear from anyone researching the GRANT family
in Kilkenny. The GRANT's are all descended from a Norman knight who
landed there in 1169. There were three GRANT families in IVERK BARONY in
southern Kilkenny, until Cromwell confiscated their land in 1660. Some
fled to France, some to Tipperary, but most remained in Co Kilkenny.
Even today most GRANTs in the Irish phone book are in the Iverk area.
Date: Oct 25 1997
From: Cathy Rossing
James COSTELLO(E) and his wife Margaret returned to
Ireland from the USA between 1910 and 1913. James had a sister, Julia, who
married Michael BARRETT (from Kilkenny). Julia and Michael are my great
grandparents. I know that James & Julia's parents were both named COSTELLO(E)
but can't find the names right now so will add. Michael BARRETT's parents
were Patrick BARRETT and Margaret FITZGERALD. All were from Ballymahon? or as
someone wrote here, Ballymountain?? Both Michael BARRETT and James
COSTELLO(E) were in California (1860 census) before their wives. I do not
have any data on where they married. If anyone knows of COSTELLO(E)s or
BARRETTs etc. would be most appreciative of information. There were also some
BARRETT relatives who went to Chicago but have not tried to trace that avenue
yet. Also, the name CARROLL appears but do not know the connection yet.
Thanks for taking the time to read and possibly answer my query.
Date: Oct 25 1997
Searching for any information pertaining to Michael HAMILTON, born approx.
1860, died approx. 1925, resident of Ballygub (Inistioge), Kilkenny. Married
to Mary (maiden: DUNNE), parents of Margaret, Mary, Catherine, John and
Annie, born during years 1887-1900. Daughters Mary and Catherine emigrated
to United States, approx. 1907, settling in Chicago, Illinois.
for information pertaining to James GRACE, resident of Kilkenny. Married to
Mary (maiden: AYLWARD), parents of Johanna, John, James, Mary, Michael,
Richard, and possibly one other male child. Children born beginning in
(approx.) 1887; many emigrated to United States, settling in Chicago,
Illinois. Any information greatly appreciated; please forward to
Date: Oct 23 1997
From: David Waight
KENNA - We have done much research on this and associated families, all
from around Castlecomer and Ballyragget after a visit there last year,
and much help from the Kik. Archealogical Society. This is merely to
register our interest, but if we can exchange information would greatly
appreciate it. We are interested too in finding out more on the history of
that area, particularly Castlecomer
Regards, David Waight
Date: Oct 23 1997
From: Carole Brennan
According to our records, Michael BYRNE was born in Kilkenny in 1798 and
left for America in 1852, apparently as a result of the Famine. Michael
had married Margaret (?) and they had three children bfore they left
Ireland; Josephine, who married FORAN - Elizabeth who married CAHILL -
and John. They had one more son Patrick after arriving in the States.
He eventually imiigrated through Pennsylvania, and settled in Zanesville,
Ohio where he retired from the railroad.
Any information on this would be appreciated.
Date: Oct 15 1997
From: Carole Brennan
Searching for ancestors of Thomas William BRENNAN, born to Patrick
and Mary (TOBIN) BRENNAN, 1809 in Knockdeen, Townland of
Castelwarren, Parish of Clara, County Kilkenny. Had one sister, Julia.
Married Bridget DWYER, 14 Feb 1832, at Church of the Assumption,
Parish of Paulstown, County Kilkenny. Bridget died in Ireland approximately
1849. Thomas and 7 children (Julia, Martin, John, Patrick, Bridget, James
& Nicholas) immigrated to Watertown NY in 1852, then moved to Chatfield MN,
1855. Thomas d. 20 Jun 1885, Chatfield MN.
Does anyone have further info on Patrick and Mary (Tobin) Brennan and
Bridget Dwyer? Will share any info I have.
Date: Oct 14 1997
From: David A. Darguzis
Searching for information on Hugh JAMASON (JAMESON) born in County
Kilkenny in 1810 married Catherine BUTLER from county Armagh and
emmigrated to the United States in 1847 during the famine. They
emmigrated with their children Mary Jamason, Anna Jamason, Samuel
Jamason and Teresa Jamason. I am not sure if the spelling of the name
was changed upon arrival. They arrived in Albany New York and eventually
settled in Milton Township (currently Wheaton, Illinois, USA) any
information would be greatly appreciated
Date: Oct 14 1997
From: Jim Kitching
Can you point me in the right direction? I am searching two names.
James NESBITT of Drumragh Parish, Omagh, County Tyrone, emigrated to
Canada in mid 1850's and settled in Huron County. He was born around
1829. Also Robert DEMONTMORENCY of Mount Eland, Ballyragget, Kilkenny
emigrated to Canada about 1860 - 1870 (He appears on the 1871 Canadian
Census) as a resident of Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.
If you have any information on the above two gentlemen or anyone else
has contacted you regarding them , please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks, Jim Kitching
Date: Oct 13 1997
From: George C Corcoran, Jr
I am interested in info on arrival in US, parents, any brothers and
sisters, exact dob and pob of my great-grand father John CORCORAN, dob
about 1829 in Kilkenny county, Ireland . Married to Anna STACK in
Philadelphia, Pa. May 27, 1860. They had 3 children: John Martin dob
09/21/1861-died 09/23/1864; Catherine dob 04/07/1863-died 09/30/1864;
Joseph Aloysius-dob 02/02/1869-died 1930s. Joseph married Catherine
Philomena CONCANNON (dob 02/18/1869-died 11/09/1921) on 11/25/1896 in
Phila.,Pa. They had 8 children; Kathryn de Sales; Joseph Aloysius Jr.;
Isabella Anna; George Concannon- dob 06/20/1903-died 08/17/77 (my
father); also Anna Maria; Edward Joseph; Francis; and Dorothy Mary. John
CORCORAN owned and operated a shipping and stevedore Co.: The Furness
Withy Line at Philadelphia port in late 1800s. He died at home-217
Delancey Street, Phila.,Pa.
Date: Oct 3 1997
From: James Kirby
Looking for information on Thomas Patrick KIRBY born about April 1807.
He cane to New Brunswick, Canada in 1831. The 1851 census of New
Brunswick says he came from Kilkenny. I don't know yet if this was
where he was born or if this is where he boarded the ship. In the census
he is listed as a shipwright.
Date: Oct 1 1997
From: Jim Wyman
Looking for information on the parents and siblings of John KNOX,
born 1819 in County Kilkenny, probably in the Townland of
Melville,near Kilmacow and Mullinivat. John came to McHenry, IL, USA in
1850, died in 1887. Parents may be Thomas and Mary KNOX since John's
oldest children were named Thomas and Mary.
Also looking for information on the parents and male siblings of
Michael and James DOHERTY, identical twin brothers born in 1826 in
County Kilkenny in the same area as the Knoxes.
Finally, any information on the family of Michael and Ellen NOONAN
would be appreciated. The DOHERTYS left Kilkenny in 1849 and 1851, with
the NOONANS departing in 1853. All settled in McHenry, Illinois in an
area called "The Irish Prairie" because of all the Kilkenny Irish.
Other Kilkenny Irish who came to McHenry include families of Sutton,
Phalin, Frisby, Wall, Walsh, and Cleary.
Subject: Kilkenny Ireland Qeury - Patrick O'REGAN
Date: Sep 2 1997
From: Melvin Proctor
Patrick O'REGAN was born in Kilkenny County, Ireland in March 1861.
He left Ireland for the United States in about 1876 at a young age. He
lived in New York before moving to Galveston, Texas. He married
Margeret Ellen REAGAN IN 1884. HE died Sep 6 1901 in Galveston. He is the
Grandfather of my wife Rita and we are interested in contacting his
family in Ireland.
Date: Aug 13 1997
From: Donna Binsted
Date: Tue. Aug. 13, 1997 Researching descendents of William TAYLOR,
born 1815 in Kilkenny, Ireland. Went to Pennsylvania U.S.A. in 1927 and to
CANADA in 1837. Settled in St. Vincent Township, Grey County, Ontario in
1854. Married Margaret JOHNSON ( of Irish parentage) and had 9
children. His son Wilbert was my grandfather. Contact Donna Binsted at
email@example.com     Meaford, Ontario, Canada
Date: Jul 12 1997
Contact: Matt Emerson
Researching this family who were farmers at Bawnemore, County
Kilkenny: BYRNE, John bo ca 1790 m BROPHY,
Anastasia: their son BYRNE, Edward bo ca 1815 m BOW, Mary;
their daughter BYRNE, Mary bo 1838 m O'REILLY, John Joseph.
Mary Bow's parents were Ellen PURCELL and John Bow.
Date: Jul 1,1997
Contact: Matt Emerson
The BYRNE family immigrated to the USA in 1854. Mary BYRNE's
siblings were Edward, John, Richard, Laurence, Margaret who
married Peter M. HOLMES. NEW YORK was first USA location. 1865-
1870 several of the BYRNE family went to goldfields in CALIFORNIA
and NEVADA and in 1890's came to MONTANA. Please write to:
Kathleen O'Reilly Emerson 706 3rd Ave. E., #9 Polson, MT 59860
USA or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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