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  F ii Living.
  M iii Darragh LANIGAN was born on 8 Sep 1983. He died on 10 May 2015.
  M iv Living.

William (Willie) O'CONNOR [Parents] was born in 1917 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 23 Jul 1966 in Kilbaha, Co. Kerry. He was buried on 25 Jul 1966 in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. William married Noreen LARKIN about 1951.

Willie ran the family farm in Kilbaha, Moyvane.

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They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.
  M vi Living.
  F vii Angela O'CONNOR was born on 16 Jun 1963. She died on 23 Nov 2006.

James HUSSEY [Parents] was born on 27 Sep 1865 in 9 Mayfield Place, Kensington, London. He died on 3 Apr 1936 in West London Hospital, Hammersmith, London. He was buried on 6 Apr 1936 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave no. 2845 XP). James married Jane Frances BUTLER on 13 Aug 1891 in Our Lady of Victories Church (Pro-Cathedral), High St., Kensington.

James went to school at St. Edmund's College near Ware in Hertfordshire and went on to become a solicitor. At the time of the 1901 census, he and his wife, Jane, were living at 38 Westcroft Square in Hammersmith, and at the time of the 1911 census and the time of James's mother's death in 1913 they were at Olympia Mansions in Hammersmith. They later moved to 35 Dewhurst Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith where they lived for many years. James was a talented organist and played regularly at his local church in Brook Green.

James seems to have retired from legal practice by 1919 because the marriage certificate of his son Michael from that year gives James's occupation as 'Clerk, Board of Trade'. James died of a malignant prostate, the same disease to which his father had succumbed. On his death certificate, James's occupation is given as church organist.

There follows a poem written about James, written many years after his death, by his granddaughter Maureen Gordon (née Hussey):

ODYSSEY

Grandfather,
Looking backwards through the years,
I see you sitting on my childhood bed -
Wizard of wonder,
Ancient innocence -
Weaving me webs of magic and myth.
Heroes and gods,
Enchanters, unicorns
Peopled the lucid air
Through which we voyaged
On translucent seas
To coral islands - Cathay - Camelot.

Later, on tired old legs,
You trudged the streets,
Trading your meagre pence on market stalls
For unconsidered treasure,
Argosies
Of well-thumbed books
Whose illustrations burned
Scarlet and gold through tissue coverings
Thin as the mists of time.

You were not reckoned a successful man,
Small value put on you or on your wares;
Though I recall you aureoled with love,
Your photos show you threadbare,
Down-at-heel.
You left no legacy the world calls wealth,
Only to me
The little golden key
To jewelled caverns,
Labrynthine ways
Into infinities of cosmic space.

You were my Homer and my Gutenberg.

Once you saw Venice,
And the spell it cast over your life
Suffused my youth with light.
When your great-grandson,
Your true avatar,
Caught in the same enchantment,
Took me there and I first recognised
The beauty floating on the mirroring water
That proved the truth of your mythologies,
You smiled at me again out of his eyes.

________________

from The Tug of the Undertow © 1995, Maureen Gordon

Jane Frances BUTLER [Parents] was born in 1867 or 1868 in 18 Edwardes Square, Kensington, London. She died on 9 Mar 1946 in 35 Dewhurst Road, Hammersmith, London. She was buried on 13 Mar 1946 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave no. 2845 XP). Jane married James HUSSEY on 13 Aug 1891 in Our Lady of Victories Church (Pro-Cathedral), High St., Kensington.

Jane and her sister Mary married two brothers. Jane married James Hussey and Mary married his brother Thomas.

Jane's granddaughter Sheila Hussey remembers that she and her sisters used to refer to Jane as 'Granny Miaow' because when seated she nearly always had a cat perched on her knee. I have heard her described as a "formidable woman".

The only Jane Hussey born between 1867 and 1869 (from FreeBMD we know that Jane's birth was registered in the first quarter of 1868) listed in the 1939 Register was a Jane F. Hussey born on 3 December 1867. As it was not uncommon for December births to be registered in the first quarter of the following year I was inclined to think that this entry related to our Jane. However, the Jane in the Register is resident in a Catholic-run care home at 14 Westbrooke, Worthing, Sussex and, as far as we are aware, our Jane lived most of her married life at 35 Dewhurst Road in Hammersmith. Certainly that is where she died. The Jane in Worthing is therefore either not our Jane at all or else our Jane spent time at the Worthing care home 1939, recuperating from an illness, perhaps.   

According to her death certificate, Jane died of (1a) cerebral haemorrhage, (1b) acute toxaemia, (1c) quincy [severe tonsilitis] and (2) chronic valvular disease of the heart. The informant was her son Martin.

Marriage Notes:

Jane and James were married by Jane's uncle Rev. Edward Lynch, assisted by another uncle of Jane's, Rev. Robert Butler, and an uncle of James, Rev. James Hussey.

They had the following children.

  M i Michael Robert HUSSEY was born on 6 Jun 1892. He died on 7 Mar 1980.
  M ii
Philip James HUSSEY was born in 1894 in Hammersmith, London. He died on 15 Sep 1916 in Rouen, France. He was buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen.

Philip worked for The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) prior to enlisting for service in World War I. He was sent to France as a rifleman with the Queen's Westminster regiment and died from wounds sustained in the Battle of the Somme. His injuries had not been life-threatening, but conditions were such that he developed gangrene and died in a British army hospital in Rouen. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery (not the adjoining St. Sever extension), Le Grand Quevilly, Rouen (Plot B, Row 19, Grave 3).

Philip's name appears on a World War I memorial plaque on a wall of Brook Green Church in Hammersmith where he had been an alter-server. His name is also included on a bronze panel at Victoria Station in London commemorating members of LB&SCR staff who were killed in the war.

Philip's mother, Jane, always carried with her the official letters regarding her son's death and was distraught when her handbag, containing the letters, was stolen. The thief must have realised their importance because some days later the letters were returned to her through her letterbox.

Ursula Staszynski has put together a tribute to her Hussey and Bishop relatives (including Philip) who served in World War I. It contains biographical information, stories and photographs and can be viewed at http://youtu.be/N_YXbvPOT4E
  M iii Stephen HUSSEY was born on 25 Jul 1895. He died on 7 Sep 1978.
  F iv
Anne (Nan, Annie) Mary HUSSEY was born on 3 Jun 1899 in Hammersmith, London. She died in 1990 in Hammersmith, London. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.

Nan trained as a teacher but worked as a civil servant. According to the 1939 Register she worked at the "Ministry of Health Insurance Department". She may also have worked at the Department of Housing.

Nan lived with her sister, Winnie, in the family home at 35 Dewhurst Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London. Towards the end of their lives she and Winnie moved to Nazareth House nursing home in Hammersmith.
  M v Martin James HUSSEY was born on 16 Jan 1901. He died in 1971.
  F vi
Winifred (Winnie) HUSSEY was born on 23 Nov 1902 in Hammersmith, London. She died on 12 Mar 1993 in Hammersmith, London. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave no. 36 FP).

Winnie was a teacher, retiring from St Mary's School, Kensal in London in 1964. She lived with her sister, Nan, in the family home at 35 Dewhurst Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London.
  M vii Augustine (Austin) Thomas HUSSEY was born on 24 Apr 1907. He died on 16 Nov 1992.

Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i
Lucy Brayshaw GORDON was born on 3 Dec 1993 in Dublin. She died on 3 Dec 1993 in Dublin. She was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  M iv
Reuben BRAYSHAW-GORDON was born on 7 Dec 2001 in Dublin. He died on 17 Dec 2007 in Poitiers, France.
  F v Living.

John MEANY was born in Athy, Co. Kildare. He died. John married Mary (May) MASON on 18 Sep 1923 in Lismore registration district, Co. Waterford.

Mary (May) MASON was born in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. She died. Mary married John MEANY on 18 Sep 1923 in Lismore registration district, Co. Waterford.

They had the following children.

  F i Ellen (Ella) MEANY was born on 27 Mar 1929. She died on 9 Apr 2011.

Malachy RYAN [Parents] was born about 1850 in probably Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He died on 28 Mar 1924 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He was buried in probably Drumphea Cemetery, Co. Carlow. Malachy married Mary MURPHY on 21 Jun 1887 in Fairview, Dublin.

It is not known if Malachy had siblings.

Like his father before him, Malachy was headmaster of Garryhill School, a primary school located about 100 yards from the cottage where Malachy was living (in Knocklonogad?). Malachy also taught Greek and Latin to students wishing to study for the priesthood. He and his family also ran the local post office, and it appears he also took over the Knocklonogad farm of the family of his wife, Mary.

According to the 1911 census, Malachy and Mary had been married 23 years and had six children born alive, all six of whom were alive at the time of the census.

Malachy's death certificate tells us that he died of "senile decay".

Mary MURPHY [Parents] was born about 29 Mar 1857 in Knocklonogad, Garryhill, Co. Carlow. She was christened on 29 Mar 1857 in Myshall, Co. Carlow. She died on 2 Apr 1932 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow. She was buried in Drumphea Cemetery, Co. Carlow. Mary married Malachy RYAN on 21 Jun 1887 in Fairview, Dublin.

Sponsors at Mary's christening were John MacDonald and Margaret MacDonald.

Mary died of stomach cancer.

They had the following children.

  M i
Loughlin RYAN was born on 19 May 1888 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He was christened on 20 May 1888 in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. He died on 21 Sep 1955 in Knocklonogad, Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He was buried in Drumphea Church Cemetery, Co. Carlow.

Sponsors at Loughlin's baptism were Michael Nolan and Bridget Murphy.

Loughlin, who never married, farmed in Knocklonogad in Garryhill.
  M ii
John RYAN was born about 6 Apr 1890 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He was christened on 6 Apr 1890 in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. He died on 2 Apr 1916 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow.

Sponsors at John's baptism were Patrick Murphy and Anne McNally.

John became a primary school teacher and taught at Garryhill School for only one year before his death, just short of his 26th birthday. John's death certificate tells he died of "Tubercular [what looks like] Arthritis" from which he had been suffering for one year, and "anaemia and exhaustion".
  F iii
Bridget (Bridie) RYAN (Sr. Gertrude) was born about 13 Mar 1892 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow. She was christened on 13 Mar 1892 in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. She died on 4 Oct 1969 in St. Leo's Convent of Mercy, Carlow. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carlow.

Sponsors at Bridie's baptism were Michael Kelly and Bridget Hogan.

Bridie entered the convent, joining the Mercy order and becoming Sr. Gertrude. She lived in Carlow.
  M iv Thomas (Tom) Patrick RYAN was born about 22 Jul 1894. He died on 23 Feb 1941.
  F v Mary Brigid RYAN was born on 24 Mar 1898. She died on 18 Nov 1950.
  M vi Patrick (Paddy) L. RYAN was born about 21 Oct 1900. He died on 16 Apr 1973.

Richard SHANAHAN [Parents] was born about 1848 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 3 Apr 1924 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Richard married Catherine (Katie) NOLAN on 23 Feb 1889 in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry.

Richard farmed in Kilbaha West. According to his death certificate, he died of "influenza, bronco-pneumonia".

Catherine (Katie) NOLAN [Parents] was born about 2 Mar 1867 in Lenamore, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 4 Mar 1867 in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. She died on 16 Oct 1904 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Catherine married Richard SHANAHAN on 23 Feb 1889 in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry.

Katie's baptismal sponsors were Philip Healy and Jane Healy.

Katie was only 37 years of age when she died. According to her death certificate, the cause of death was "phthisis", which is a wasting disease of which tuberculosis is a form. She had been ill for a year.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage of Richard and Katie were John Shanahan and Peter Madden.

They had the following children.

  F i Catherine (Babe) SHANAHAN was born on 10 Nov 1891. She died on 24 Jan 1986.
  F ii Ellen (Ellie) SHANAHAN was born on 4 Aug 1893. She died on 19 Apr 1991.
  F iii Bridget SHANAHAN was born on 7 Apr 1895. She died on 4 Feb 1949.
  M iv John (Jack) R. SHANAHAN was born on 20 Oct 1896. He died on 19 May 1974.
  M v
Joseph SHANAHAN was born on 22 Dec 1897 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 23 Dec 1897 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 22 Aug 1898 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Joseph's baptismal sponsors were Maurice Healy and Mary Healy.

Joseph died at the age of just eight months from "chin cough" (whooping cough).

William O'CONNOR [Parents] was born in probably Oct 1835 in probably Dirreen Lower, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was christened in probably 19 Oct 1835 in probably Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in Apr 1920 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. William married Johanna CUNNINGHAM on 12 Feb 1871 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane).

Sponsors at William's baptism were Daniel Mullane and Johanna Casey.

William farmed in Kilbaha North.

In the 1901 census there is a return for the household of Kate O'Connor, also of Kilbaha North. She is the only one listed for the household, and her occupation is "agricultural labourer". The writing on the census is too faint to make out her age. She is not listed in the Kilbaha returns in 1911. If she was unrelated to our O'Connor family perhaps she was connected to Patrick O'Connor who moved to Kilbaha from Shronebeirne, Duagh in the mid-19th century (see notes for Patrick O'Connor, father of William above).

Johanna CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 17 Jun 1854 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 19 Jun 1854 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 12 Dec 1927 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. Johanna married William O'CONNOR on 12 Feb 1871 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane).

The sponsor at Johanna's baptism was Edmund Hudson.

It appears that Johanna was only 16 years of age when she married William, who was probably about 35 years old at the time of their marriage. Her last child, Michael, was born when Johanna was only 25 years of age.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Michael Hanrahan and Daniel Connell.

They had the following children.

  M i Patrick (Paddy Otter) O'CONNOR was born on 20 Nov 1871. He died on 9 Nov 1963.
  M ii
Bryan O'CONNOR was born on 5 Dec 1872 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 7 Dec 1872 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 19 Jul 1889 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Bryan's baptismal sponsors were Richard Cunningham and Margaret Cunningham.

Bryan died at the age of 16 from "pulmonary consumption" from which he had been suffering for a year.
  F iii Mary Anne (Mainanne) O'CONNOR was born on 6 Apr 1874. She died on 11 Sep 1951.
  M iv John (Jack Bill) O'CONNOR was born on 25 May 1876. He died on 8 Nov 1959.
  M v Edmond (Eddie, Ned) O'CONNOR was born on 24 May 1877. He died on 25 Mar 1960.
  M vi
Michael O'CONNOR was born on 2 Jun 1880 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 5 Jun 1880 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 3 Mar 1912 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

According to Michael's death certificate, he was aged 24 when he died in 1912, which would mean he was born in 1887 or 1888 rather than 1880. His headstone gives his age at death as 27, which would mean he was born in 1884 or 1885. Michael's baptismal record, showing his year of birth to be 1880, is the most dependable indication of date of birth (even moreso than birth certificates as births were often registered many months after the event whereas baptisms in Ireland at that time typically took place a day or two after the birth).   

Michael died at the age of 31. I had been told by a family source that he died of a perforated appendix. However, according to his death certificate, he died of pneumonia.

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