Selected Families and Individuals


Thomas MORAN [Parents] died before 1902. Thomas married Mary Anne O'HARA on 15 Feb 1858.

Thomas was the youngest child of Patrick and Mary Anne.

Mary Anne O'HARA was born about 1840 in Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in probably between 1901 and 1911. Mary married Thomas MORAN on 15 Feb 1858.

It is believed that Mary Anne was Thomas's second wife but there is no evidence to substantiate this. It is possible Thomas and Mary Anne lived in Battlebridge, Co. Roscommon after their marriage.

Given that Mary Anne was from Clegna where a number of our O'Hara families farmed in the 19th century, it is very likely she was related to our O'Haras, but I have been unable to make a definite connection. Could she, for example, have been a daughter of Laurence O'Hara and Ellen Meehan? Most of the information I have on Mary Anne and the Morans comes from Judi Moran, a descendant of Mary Anne and Thomas. If you are able to fill in any gaps for us, we would be very grateful if you would get in touch.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Jeremiah Cox and Jane O'Hara.

They had the following children.

  M i Patrick MORAN was born about 15 Feb 1862.
  F ii
Margaret (Maggie) MORAN was born about 7 Jan 1864. She was christened on 7 Jan 1864.

Sponsors at Maggie's baptism were Laurence O'Hara and Elizabeth Moran.

Maggie, who never married, is listed the 1901 census return for the household of her brother Patrick. It seems likely that she lived with Patrick and his family.
  M iii
Joseph MORAN was born about 23 Mar 1866. He was christened on 23 Mar 1866.

Sponsors at Joseph's baptism were John O'Hara and Helen O'Hara.
  F iv
Mary MORAN was born about 29 Oct 1871 in Battlebridge, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 29 Oct 1871.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were Patrick Moran and Eleanor Meehan.

Bernard CONLON was born in probably Geevagh, Co. Sligo. Bernard married Mary MORAN on 7 Sep 1852.

Mary MORAN [Parents] was born in 1825 in Ardnagowna, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Mary married Bernard CONLON on 7 Sep 1852.


James MORAN [Parents] was born in 1829. He died on 24 Jun 1883 in Lisfarrellboy, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. James married Mary BEIRNE.

Mary BEIRNE. Mary married James MORAN.


Patrick MORAN [Parents] was born in 1832 in possibly Kinard, Co. Roscommon. He died in Gloria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Patrick married Elizabeth BARRY about 1862.

Elizabeth BARRY. Elizabeth married Patrick MORAN about 1862.


Patrick MORAN [Parents] was born about 15 Feb 1862. He was christened on 15 Feb 1862. Patrick married Catherine (Kate) CARROLL on 26 Jun 1893.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were John Doyle and Mary Brennan.

In the 1911 census return for Patrick's household, a 10-year-old "boarder" named John Carroll, who was born in London,  is listed. He may have been related to Patrick's wife, Mary Carroll.

Catherine (Kate) CARROLL died. Catherine married Patrick MORAN on 26 Jun 1893.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary Eleanor (Mary Ellen) MORAN was born about 9 Jul 1897 in Battlebridge, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 9 Jul 1897.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were Michael Moran and Mary Eleanor O'Connor.
  F ii
Margaret Frances MORAN was born on 14 Jul 1900 in Lustia, Co. Roscommon.
  M iii
Thomas Joseph (Tom Joe) MORAN was born on 16 Jun 1903 in Lustia, Co. Roscommon.
  F iv
Catherine (Kathleen) MORAN was born about 1906 in probably Lustia, Co. Roscommon.

James (Jim) DOODY [Parents] was born on 14 Nov 1896 in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. He died in Apr 1979 in North Cotswold, Gloucestershire. He was buried in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. James married Audrey Mabel BROWN on 22 Dec 1947 in Ashton, Lancashire.

Jim lived in Gloucestershire. It is thought he may have worked as a harness maker (possibly with his father who also worked in the saddlery business) before leaving Ireland. He may also have worked in the insurance business in Ireland.

Audrey Mabel BROWN was born on 22 Jun 1918 in Hackney, London. She died on 18 Jul 2000 in Colchester, Essex. She was buried in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. Audrey married James (Jim) DOODY on 22 Dec 1947 in Ashton, Lancashire.

Audrey was living in Morecambe, Lancashire in 1939. We do not know where she and her husband, Jim, met, but during and immediately after World War II both worked at a relief centre in Windrush Camp in Gloucestershire, initially looking after prisoners of war and subsequently taking care of people displaced by the war. Audrey, Jim and their family later moved to Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

'unknown' DEVINE was born in abt 1760s in probably Co. Kerry. He died in probably Co. Kerry. 'unknown' married 'UNKNOWN'.

We are assuming that 'unknown' above was born in Co. Kerry because his two sons (that we know of) were born in Kerry, although we do not know exactly where. There is a possibility the Devines may have come from the Dingle area, due to a connection with the Husseys, another family being researched. Family lore has it that our Hussey family, a member of which married a granddaughter of 'unknown', emigrated to London from Dingle in the 19th century, but all the evidence points to the Husseys having come from Casteisland, Co. Kerry. The Devines and Husseys are the only branches of my husband's family tree, that we know of, that originate in Co. Kerry, so could the Dingle connection, if one does exist, have come from the Devine rather than the Hussey family?

The Devine surname is most common in Ulster, North Leinster and Connaught. The name is derived from the Irish "Ó Daimhín" which was the name of a sept in Co. Fermanagh. Some Devines in the southern part of the country have their origins in the Irish "Ó Dubháin" family  whose name comes from the Irish word "dubh" meaning dark or black. Other surnames derived from Ó Dubháin include Devane, Dwane, Duane and Downes. From my own research, the Devine surname doesn't appear to have been too common in Kerry in the 19th century, with only two occupiers by the name of Devine listed for the whole of the county in Griffith's Valuation (1847-1864); one was a James Devine from Killarney and the other was an Owen Devine from the townland of Balynorig East in the parish of Kilmoyley (north of Tralee). However, a search for Devines in Co. Kerry on the message boards of www.Ancestry.co.uk in October 2006 yielded 52 postings, one quarter of which had a reference to the Dingle peninsula.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married 'unknown' DEVINE.

They had the following children.

  M i John DEVINE was born about 1790. He died on 30 Aug 1859.
  M ii Michael DEVINE was born about 1797. He died on 28 Jun 1851.

John DEVINE [Parents] was born about 1790 in Co. Kerry. He died on 30 Aug 1859 in Kensington Workhouse, London. John married 'UNKNOWN'.

According to the 1851 census of England, John was a widower and shoemaker. He is listed with members of the household of his brother Michael, indicating that he may have been living at the time with Michael and his family (at 2 Market Court in Kensington). Michael died in June 1851 and it seems that sometime between then and John's own death in 1877 John had to move into Kensington Workhouse where he died, aged 70. According to his death certificate he was a "working shoemaker" and the cause of death was what looks like "chronic dyspepsia". That John was probably living with his brother and later living in a workhouse possibly indicates that there were no children from the marriage or any children had died young.

'UNKNOWN' died before 1852. 'UNKNOWN' married John DEVINE.


Malachy RYAN [Parents] was born about 1876 in probably Lacken, Kilshane, Co. Tipperary. He died on 11 Nov 1940 in Lacken, Kilshane, Co. Tipperary. Malachy married Anne (Annie) TREACY on 22 Feb 1922 in Solohead Church, Co. Tipperary.

Malachy was from Lacken, Kilshane, Co. Tipperary.

Anne (Annie) TREACY [Parents] was born about 1 Nov 1882 in Soloheadbeg, Co. Tipperary. She was christened on 1 Nov 1882 in Solohead, Co. Tipperary. She died after 11 Nov 1940. Anne married Malachy RYAN on 22 Feb 1922 in Solohead Church, Co. Tipperary.

Sponsors at Annie's baptism were Patrick Treacy and Johanna English.

Annie and her husband, Malachy, who lived in Lacken, Kilshane, Co. Tipperary, had no children.


John (Jack) LARKIN [Parents] was born about 1887 in Carrueragh, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died on 26 Jul 1966 in Carrueragh, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Listowel Cemetery, Co. Kerry. John married Catherine (Katie) CULHANE on 26 Feb 1924 in Listowel registration district, Co. Kerry.

Catherine (Katie) CULHANE was born in Leitrim Middle, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died. Catherine married John (Jack) LARKIN on 26 Feb 1924 in Listowel registration district, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  M i Sean LARKIN died in 2001.
  M ii Mary LARKIN was born about 1925. He died in 2006.
  F iii Living.
  M iv Living.

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