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'unknown' MORAHAN died.

It has been suggested to me that the family of Mr. Morahan above might be connected to our Morahan family. Given the Carrick-on-Shannon connection (our Morahans came from Cloonfeacle, near Carrick-on-Shannon) and the fact that Morahan is not a very common surname, it is certainly a possibility. However, no evidence has come my way to indicate the two families are related. Any assistance in establishing a relationship, or lack of one, would therefore be much appreciated. Please send any information to Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com. Many thanks.

He had the following children.

  M i John MORAHAN died before 21 Feb 1926.
  M ii Peter MORAHAN was born about 1855. He died in 1938.

Charles MORAHAN [Parents] was born about 1877 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died on 1 Oct 1956 in Dublin. He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Charles married Emily Jane O'SHAUGHNESSY on 18 Jul 1906 in Clifden, Co. Galway.

Charles joined the RIC (Royal Irish Constabulary) and we know he was stationed in the town of Bellinagh, Co. Cavan at the time of the 1911 census.  After he left the force he returned to Carrick-on-Shannon, living on The Market and working, it is thought, as a market superintendent. He and his wife, Emily, and family later moved to Dublin where they lived at 31 Talbot St.

According to the Irish Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920, a Thomas Morahan of Cleaheen, Co. Roscommon who died on 16 August 1905 left his estate (worth £93) to a Charles Morahan, police constable. This Charles could be our Charles above, although I have been unable to determine a connection between our Charles and Thomas Morahan of Cleaheen.

Emily Jane O'SHAUGHNESSY [Parents] was born about 1883 in Co. Galway. She died after 1 Oct 1956 in Dublin. She was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Emily married Charles MORAHAN on 18 Jul 1906 in Clifden, Co. Galway.

They had the following children.

  M i John James MORAHAN was born about 1907.
  M ii
Charles Joseph MORAHAN was born on 5 Nov 1908 in Bellinagh, Co. Cavan. He died.
  M iii
Patrick Robert MORAHAN was born about 1909 in Co. Cavan. He died.
  M iv Thomas Alfred MORAHAN was born in 1912. He died on 15 Apr 1950.
  M v Peter George MORAHAN was born in 1914. He died in 1988.
  M vi Bernard Paul MORAHAN was born on 5 Sep 1919. He died.
  M vii
Laurence MORAHAN was born about 1922 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died on 8 Mar 1952 in Glasgow. He was buried in St. Kentigern's Cemetery, Glasgow.

Laurence, who lived in Glasgow, died at the age of 29, following an operation.

  M viii
Christopher MORAHAN was born about 1924 in possibly Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died in 1953 in Dublin.

Christopher was an accountant.

  F ix
Teresa MORAHAN died.

Teresa lived in Glasgow.
  M x Robert (Bob) MORAHAN died in 1980.
  M xi
Anthony (Tony) MORAHAN died about 2005 in probably Dublin.

Tony lived in the Morahan family home at 31 Talbot St., Dublin until his death.

James MORAHAN [Parents] was born in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died in Oct 1957 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. James married Elizabeth J. 'UNKNOWN'.

James was a boat builder.

Elizabeth J. 'UNKNOWN' died on 15 Mar 1956 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Elizabeth married James MORAHAN.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary MORAHAN died.

'unknown' BOYLE died. 'unknown' married Violet HARVEY.

Violet HARVEY [Parents] was born in possibly Glasgow. She died. Violet married 'unknown' BOYLE.


'unknown' RYNN died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' LAYDEN (female).

'unknown' LAYDEN (female) [Parents] died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' RYNN.


John GORDON [Parents] was born on 11 Jun 1874 in Sheepwalk, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon. He died after 1954. John married 'UNKNOWN'.

According to the family, John was born in 1873. However, there is an LDS birth record for a John Gordon, born in Frenchpark on 11 June 1874 to John Gordon and Mary Connor. It is possible that this relates to John above.

John was a  well known farmer and cattle dealer in Elphin, Co. Roscommon. He is remembered as "a very tall jovial man" whose grandnieces and grandnephews enjoyed spending time with him on his trips to Dublin from Elphin. John was "well in to his nineties when he died".

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married John GORDON.

Unknown's name may have been Annie O'Connor, although this would need to be verified. It is thought that she and her husband, John, may have been related. Perhaps they were connected through the family of John's mother, Mary O'Connor. Annie(?) was apparently considerably younger than John. She and John had no children.


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They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.

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He had the following children.

  F i Living.

Robert HUDSON [Parents] was born in 1842 in probably Tralee, Co. Kerry. He died on 18 Feb 1917 in Gortmore House, Strand St., Tralee, Co. Kerry. Robert married Maria L. A. MASON on 8 Jan 1885 in Kilflynn, Co. Kerry.

Robert became a medical doctor, having graduated in 1865 from either the Royal College of Surgeons or Trinity College in Dublin. Although it is believed he moved to Dingle, Co. Kerry around 1870, his address at the time of his marriage in 1885 was Kilflynn (near Tralee), Co. Kerry. Besides his Dingle practice he had dispensaries in Ventry and Murreigh, both near Dingle, and he also provided medical attention to the people of the Blasket Islands, once being marooned there for a week due to rough weather. Robert spent 36 years working in the Dingle area. He lived at Bridge House in Dingle until about 1906 when he retired to Tralee, moving back to to Gortmore House on Strand St., his old family home.

Robert owned a number of properties in and around Tralee (on the Mall, Castle St., Dominick St., Blennerville and Blackpoole), which eventually passed to his daughter Saidie.

Maria L. A. MASON [Parents] was born about 13 Sep 1855 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 15 Sep 1855 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. She died on 30 Apr 1956 in 'Thorndene', Monkstown, Dublin. Maria married Robert HUDSON on 8 Jan 1885 in Kilflynn, Co. Kerry.

Maria was from Dingle where her husband, Robert, had a medical practice. Maria and Robert eventually moved to Tralee, Co. Kerry. It is possible that Maria was born in March or April of 1856 as a baptismal record has been located on the Irish Genealogy website, www.irishgenealogy.ie, for a Mary (Maria and Mary are synonymous) Mason whose father's name was John and who was baptised in Dingle on 6 April 1856. According to the baptismal record, Mary's mother's name was Elizabeth (the last name isn't provided).   

In 1921, four years after Robert's death, Maria moved from Tralee to Dublin with her daughter Roberta and possibly her other daughter, Saidie, leaving Gortmore House, the Hudson family home in Tralee, to the Bon Secours order which set up a hospital on the property. After a couple of years in Dublin Maria bought 'Thorndene' at 87 Monkstown Road in Monkstown where she lived for the rest of her life. I am told that Maria was 101 years of age when she died in 1956 (although her age in the 1911 census is given as 48, about eight years younger than she would have been if she had been born about 1856).

Note: a Thomas Hudson of Tralee, whose wife's name was Elizabeth Ann, had a son named John baptised (into the Protestant faith) in Tralee on 20 September 1881. Was Thomas related to our Hudson family? Could he have been a son of Maria and Robert?

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Richard Huggard and Edward Hudson. The marriage was solemnised by the Rev. Charles Conry, Church of Ireland curate of Ardfert.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward HUDSON was born on 3 Nov 1885. He died on 1 Apr 1967.
  M ii Richard Francis Huggard HUDSON was born on 23 Nov 1886. He died on 20 Feb 1954.
  F iii
Elizabeth Roberta (Roberta) HUDSON was born on 16 Nov 1888 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 28 Dec 1888 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. She died on 12 Oct 1930 in 'Thorndene', Monkstown, Dublin.

Elizabeth, who was known by her middle name, Roberta, never married. She died aged only 41. According to a family source she died of pleurisy but her death certificate gives the cause of death as "general wasting and debility, cardiac syncope".
  F iv
Sarah (Saidie) Stephena HUDSON was born on 26 Dec 1889 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 16 Feb 1890 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. She died on 21 Jun 1968 in Tralee, Co. Kerry. She was buried in New Cemetery, Rock St., Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Saidie never married. She lived at Thornedene, 87 Monkstown Road in Dublin but died in a Tralee nursing home.
  M v
Robert Charles Conroy (Charlie) HUDSON was born on 27 Jul 1891 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 9 Dec 1891 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. He died on 17 Oct 1918 in Hamilton Military Hospital, Ontario, Canada. He was buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.

In 1910, after leaving school, Charlie started work as a clerk with the Provincial Bank of Ireland (now AIB) in Limerick. He later moved to Canada where lived in Islington, Ontario and worked as a construction foremen. He enlisted during World War I and served with the Canadian Railway Troops. His enlistment papers give the following further information:

Date and place of enlistment: 11 July 1917, Toronto
Height: 5 feet, 3¾ inches
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark.

We do not know whether Charlie served overseas during World War I but we do know that he died of pneumonia at the age of 27, 15 months after enlisting. On 14 October 1918 he had been admitted to Hamilton Military Hospital in Ontario where he died three days later.
  M vi John Victor Alexander HUDSON was born on 27 Jan 1897. He died on 6 Jan 1941.
  M vii William Oliver HUDSON was born on 16 Sep 1901. He died on 6 Apr 1977.

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