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Living.

Living.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Patrick (Paddy) Joseph DOODY [Parents] was born on 28 Mar 1907 in Cork city. He died about 1982 in Caithness, Scotland. Patrick married Williamina J. ROSIE in 1944 in London.

Paddy became a doctor, graduating in 1931. He later moved to London where he was appointed Medical Officer of Health for the London borough of Merton. He and his family lived in Wimbledon where the Patrick Doody Clinic is named after him. Paddy spent his retirement in Castletown, Caithness, Scotland.   

Williamina J. ROSIE was born about 1911 in Caithness, Scotland. She died about 1992 in Caithness, Scotland. Williamina married Patrick (Paddy) Joseph DOODY in 1944 in London.

Williamina was a nurse.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.

Living [Parents].

Teresa 'UNKNOWN' was born about 1926. She died on 15 Mar 2004 in Dublin. Teresa married Eamonn KEALY.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.

John MCDONNELL [Parents] was born about 1860 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died in Dec 1922. He was buried in Dominican Abbey Monastery, Orlar, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. John married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Ellen GORDON on 28 Apr 1892 in Fairymount Church.

John and Lizzie lived in Woodlawn, Kilmovee.

John died following a hernia operation in Dublin.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Ellen GORDON [Parents] was born about 23 Jul 1868 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 3 Dec 1955 in 19 Herbert St., Dublin. She was buried on 5 Dec 1955 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin (grave OH 71, St. Bridget's). Elizabeth married John MCDONNELL on 28 Apr 1892 in Fairymount Church.

Lizzie lived at 19 Herbert St., Dublin towards the end of her life. She died of heart failure at the age of 87.

Marriage Notes:

Lizzie's name was Mary Elizabeth on her marriage certificate.

They had the following children.

  M i
Alexander (Alex) John MCDONNELL was born about 20 Apr 1893 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He was christened on 22 Apr 1893 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died on 21 Oct 1920 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He was buried in Dominican Abbey Monastery, Orlar, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

Alex died of blood poisoning at the age of 27 after accidentally cutting his arm with a scythe.
  F ii
Anne (Annie) MCDONNELL was born about 28 Feb 1895 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She was christened on 2 Mar 1895 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 10 Jun 1976 in Dublin. She was buried on 12 Jun 1976 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin (grave OH 70.5, St. Bridget's).

Annie was a nurse and lived in London before returning to Ireland. She lived at 102 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin with her sisters, Eva and Emma.

Annie never married. She died of heart failure at St. Vincent's Nursing Home in Dublin aged 81.
  M iii Thomas (Tom) Francis MCDONNELL was born in 17 or 18 June 1897. He died on 14 Feb 1963.
  M iv Michael George MCDONNELL was born about 3 Aug 1900. He died in Mar 1992.
  F v
Mary MCDONNELL was born on 22 Feb 1903 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She was christened on 17 Mar 1903 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died.

It is likely Mary died as an infant as another daughter named Mary was born the following year to John and Lizzie.
  F vi
Mary Elizabeth (Sr. Mary Walter) MCDONNELL was born on 7 Apr 1904 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She was christened on 10 Apr 1904 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died in 1981.

Sr. Mary Walter was a member of the Sisters of Charity order in Dublin.
  F vii
Emma MCDONNELL was born on 11 May 1910 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 2 May 1982 in Dublin. She was buried on 4 May 1982 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin (grave OH 70.5, St. Bridget's).

Emma was a matron in Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare (we know she was at Clongowes in the 1950s) and later in St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin (in the 1960s and perhaps later) where there is a library named after her. she She never married. She and her sisters, Annie and Eva, shared a home for many years at 102 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin.

Emma died of heart failure at St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin aged 72.
  F viii
Eva MCDONNELL was born on 16 Apr 1916 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 6 Oct 2009 in Foxford, Co. Mayo. She was buried in Urlaur New Cemetery, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

Eva was a caterer in Holles Street Hospital in Dublin. She never married. She and her sisters Annie and Emma lived together for many years in their home at 102 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin.

In 2002 Eva moved to a nursing home in Foxford, Co. Mayo where she died seven years later.

Laurence O'HARA [Parents] was born about 24 Sep 1860 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 26 Sep 1860. He died on 12 Jan 1928 in Dublin. He was buried on 14 Jan 1928 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin (grave OH 71.5 St. Bridget's). Laurence married Bridget (Bea) GORDON on 18 Jul 1886 in Fairymount Church.

The O'Hara family is twice connected to another family being researched, i.e., the Gordon family of Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. Laurence married Bridget Gordon; and Mary Morahan, a niece of Laurence's, married Bridget's younger brother, Cormac.

It is believed that Laurence spent a number of years in Colorado as a young man.

Laurence died of heart failure at St. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin.

Bridget (Bea) GORDON [Parents] was born on 7 Jun 1859 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 11 Jun 1859 in Loughglynn, Co. Roscommon. She died on 5 Sep 1949 in Clegna, Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She was buried on 7 Sep 1949 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin (grave OH 71.5, St. Bridget's). Bridget married Laurence O'HARA on 18 Jul 1886 in Fairymount Church.

There is a record in the LDS Vital Records Index for the christening in Loughglynn of a Bridget Gordon, daughter of Thomas Gordon and Anne Foley. The date of the christening ties in with the date of birth provided by the family (June 1859) and not with the information on Bea in the 1901 census which indicates that she was born about 1865.

Bea and her husband, Laurence, lived in Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Bea died at the age of 90, outliving her husband, Laurence, by 21 years.

They had the following children.

  M i
John Gordon O'HARA was born about 1 Nov 1887 in Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 1 Nov 1887 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 2 Jul 1908 in Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

John died in a drowning accident at the age of 20. His body was found in a river in Clegna on 2 July 1908.
  F ii Evelyn Mary O'HARA was born about 13 Jul 1889. She died in 1954.
  F iii
Florence Mary (Sr. Margaret) O'HARA was born about 14 Mar 1891 in Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 14 Mar 1891 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1968.

A Florrie O'Hara, aged 18, who was born in Co. Roscommon is listed as a pupil at the School of Rural and Domestic Economy in Clifden, Co. Galway in the 1911 census. This may be Florence.

Florence entered the convent, becoming Sr. Margaret.
  M iv
Joseph O'HARA was born about 21 May 1892 in Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 21 May 1892 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died in probably before 30 Mar 1901.

Joseph's name isn't among the names of Bea's and Laurence's children as provided by the family, nor is he listed in the 1901 census. However, a baptismal record for a Joseph O'Hara, born to Laurence O'Hara and Bridget Gordon, was located by the Co. Roscommon Heritage and Genealogy Company. It is possible that Joseph died as a child. A sister named Josephine was born a year and a half later - perhaps she was named in memory of Joseph.
  F v
Josephine (Sr. Austin Camillus) O'HARA was born about 19 Nov 1893 in Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 19 Nov 1893 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1983.

A Josephine O'Hara, aged 16, who was born in Co. Roscommon is listed as a pupil boarding at the Presentation Convent School, Tuam, Co. Galway in the 1911 census. This may be our Josephine.

Josephine entered the convent, joining the order of the Sisters of Charity. Her name in religion was Sr. Austin Camillus.
  F vi Bridget (Bertha) O'HARA was born about 14 Dec 1896. She died on 1 Oct 1948.
  F vii Mary Catherine (Kathleen) O'HARA was born on 7 Aug 1900. She died on 4 Dec 1984.
  M viii
Laurence O'HARA was born on 12 Jan 1905 in Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 7 Feb 1905 in Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Laurence died of pneumonia at the age of one month.
  F ix Matilda (Maud) Mary O'HARA was born on 28 May 1906. She died on 21 Feb 1976.

Laurence O'HARA [Parents] was born in 1815 in Co. Sligo, or Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1885 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Laurence married Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN in probably early 1840s.

Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN [Parents] was born about 1818 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died after 1900 in possibly Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Eleanor married Laurence O'HARA in probably early 1840s.

Ellen and Laurence farmed in the townlands of Cleigna (Clegna), Derrygirraun and Cloongreaghan in the Cootehall area of Co. Roscommon.

It has been suggested that Ellen was closely related to - perhaps a sister of - Winifred Meehan from Cootehall who married Thomas Logan.

And could Ellen have been related to Margaret Meehan who married Patrick O'Hara, nephew of Ellen's husband, Laurence?

They had the following children.

  M i
William O'HARA was born about 12 Jan 1845 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 12 Jan 1845.

Sponsors at William's baptism were William O'Hara and Maria Bambrick.
  M ii
Patrick O'HARA was born about 28 Feb 1847 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 28 Feb 1847.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were Laurence O'Hara and Anne Meehan.

I have come across postings on genealogy websites stating that Patrick emigrated to the United States in 1865 at the age of 16 and settled in Oregon where in 1882 he married Jennie Siferte. However, I have come across no evidence to show that the Patrick in Oregon is in fact our Patrick above. Given that Patrick O'Hara is very common Irish name and the fact that the Irish county or parish of origin of the Patrick in Oregon appears to be unknown to his descendants, I have no reason to think that the Patrick in Oregon is our Patrick, but any help in establishing a connection would be most welcome.
  F iii Eleanor (Ellen) O'HARA was born about 23 Apr 1849.
  F iv Margaret O'HARA was born about 10 May 1851. She died on 28 May 1940.
  M v
John O'HARA was born about 12 Sep 1852 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 12 Sep 1852.

Sponsors at John's baptism were Michael O'Hara and Margaret Meehan.
  F vi
Bridget O'HARA was born about 2 Feb 1854 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 2 Feb 1854.

Sponsors at Bridget's baptism were Patrick O'Hara and Catherine O'Hara.
  M vii
Laurence O'HARA was born about 28 Mar 1856 in Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 30 Mar 1856. He died before 24 Sep 1860.

Laurence and Elizabeth were twins. Laurence must have died before the age of five because another son of Laurence and Ellen's, born in September 1860, was also named Laurence.  

Sponsors at Laurence's baptism were Laurence O'Hara and Winifred Hunt.
  F viii
Elizabeth O'HARA was born about 28 Mar 1856 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 30 Mar 1856.

Laurence and Elizabeth were twins.

Sponsors at Elizabeth's baptism were Patrick O'Hara and Maria Parthalan.
  M ix
Charles O'HARA was born about 17 Jun 1859 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 17 Jun 1859.

Sponsors at Charles's baptism were Thomas Moran and Eleanor O'Hara.

It is possible that Charles emigrated to the United States because a 1920 census record has been located for a Charles O'Hara who is listed in the household of Joseph Richard Lavin (who would have been his first cousin twice removed) and his wife, Margaret (née Connolly), in District 4, Queens, New York.
  M x Laurence O'HARA was born about 24 Sep 1860. He died on 12 Jan 1928.

Alexander MCDONNELL was born in possibly about 1809. He died on 18 Apr 1883 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He was buried in Dominican Abbey Monastery, Orlar, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. Alexander married Ellen KENNY.

Alexander lived in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

Note from Helen: Although neither my husband nor I are descended from Alexander, Alexander's son John married my husband’s great-aunt Lizzie Gordon. In the course of my research into the Gordon family, I came across valuable information on the McDonnell family, hence its inclusion on the website.

Ellen KENNY was born about 1820 in Orlar, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 3 Aug 1908. She was buried in Dominican Abbey Monastery, Orlar, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. Ellen married Alexander MCDONNELL.

Margaret Thompson (née Kenny), who is researching her Kenny family history, tells me of an Ellen Kenny of Orlaur, Kimovee, baptised on 28 June 1868 in Kilmovee, who may have been be related to our Ellen above. The parents of the Ellen who was baptised in 1868 were Michael Kenny and Catherine Doherty and sponsors were James Johnston and C. Johnston. Margaret came across this information on www.eastmayo.org/Kilmovee_Baptisms_1854_1910_and_1881_1913.htm.

They had the following children.

  M i Michael Alexander MCDONNELL was born about 1850. He died on 12 Jun 1924.
  F ii Jane MCDONNELL was born about 1853. She died on 11 Apr 1899.
  M iii Alexander (Alex) MCDONNELL was born about 1860. He died on 14 Jun 1923.
  M iv John MCDONNELL was born about 1860. He died in Dec 1922.
  F v Mary MCDONNELL was born about 5 May 1861. She died in Dec 1952.
  F vi
Ann (Annie) MCDONNELL was born in 1864 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She was christened in Jun 1864 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 20 Sep 1882. She was buried in Dominican Abbey Monastery, Orlar, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

Annie entered the convent but died shortly afterwards aged only about 18.
  F vii Josephine MCDONNELL was born about 24 Jun 1867. She died on 29 Jul 1907.

Lawrence (Larry) Aloysius MORAHAN [Parents] was born on 7 May 1881 in Cloonfeacle, Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He was christened on 8 May 1881 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died on 29 Jul 1970 in Roebuck Road, Dublin. He was buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin. Lawrence married Mary (Molly) Teresa HURLEY on 17 Sep 1925 in Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Galway.

Sponsors at Larry's baptism were Michael Hunt and Ellen O'Hara.

Following studies at St. Patrick's College in Drumcondra, Dublin (Larry is listed as a 19-year-old student at the college in the 1901 census), Larry became a school teacher and it is known that he was teaching in Dublin in 1903. In 1904 he emigrated to the United States and possibly spent some time in Chicago before moving to Montana. We know that in 1906 he was living in Butte, Montana where a very large number of Irish were living at the time, attracted by the plentiful supply of jobs in mining. Larry himself worked for the Irish-run nationalist Butte Independent newspaper ("Published Every Saturday by Mulcahy, Morahan and Hunt").  A copy of the paper from January 1911 includes the Morahan name in the list of publishers, indicating he was still in Butte at that time, but later that year he moved to Houston, Texas - Ellis Island records show that his brother Paddy, who arrived in New York in October, was planning to join him there. Larry became naturalised in Houston on 9 May 1912.  

The 1920 census shows Lawrence and Patrick living in the same rooming house in Houston. Lawrence was now working as a clerk in a tax assessment company, although family sources say that he continued to work in the newspaper business in Houston. Larry eventually returned to Ireland and lived in Galway. Much later he moved to a nursing home in Roebuck Road in Dublin, where he died aged 89. There is no stone marking his grave in Deansgrange Cemetery.

Mary (Molly) Teresa HURLEY [Parents] was born in 1889 in Galway. She died on 14 Jan 1951 in Galway. Mary married Lawrence (Larry) Aloysius MORAHAN on 17 Sep 1925 in Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Galway.

According to her marriage certificate Molly was a shop keeper from Dominick St. in Galway. She and her husband, Larry, had no children.


Michael? FOLEY was born in abt 1800s in possibly Breanamore, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. He died. Michael? married 'UNKNOWN'.

The Foley family came from the townland of Breanamore (sometimes spelled Brenamore) in the parish of Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. The farthest back we can trace the Foleys is to Michael, the father of Anne below. We are only assuming that her father's name was Michael because in Griffith's Valuation (carried out in 1857 and 1858 for Roscommon), the only record for a Foley in Breanamore is for a Michael. In the 1901 census, there is no return for any Foley family in Breanamore.

It is thought that Anne's father was a pig exporter.

It is possible that Anne's mother's name was Bridget Doherty because a baptismal record has been located on the FamilySearch website for an Ann Foley of Tibohine, Co. Roscommon (not far from Castlerea), daughter of Michael Foley and Bridget Doherty, who was christened on 4 May 1839 in Loughglynn. This date ties in with the year of birth of 1839 previously provided to me by family sources for our Anne Foley.  

According to a family source, a Foley headstone in Clonard (also spelled Cloonard) Cemetery in Co. Roscommon is the burial place of Anne's father. The same source has told me that Anne's father died in Yorkshire, England (I do not know if this information appears on the headstone). If Anne's father was a pig exporter then I suppose it is possible that he may have done some travelling to Yorkshire. However, I have not yet managed to visit Clonard/Cloonard Cemetery, and, as I have no more information on Anne's father, I am unable to research this further at the moment. If anyone is visiting this cemetery in the near future and has time to search for the Foley grave I would be very grateful if you could send me details of the headstone inscription by emailing Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com. Thank you.

The Foley surname comes from the Irish surname 'Ó Foghladha', from 'foghlaidh' meaning 'pirate' or 'marauder'. The name originated in Co. Waterford and from there spread to counties Cork and Kerry. The name is most common now in these three counties, although it is numerous generally throughout the southern half of the country.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married Michael? FOLEY.

They had the following children.

  F i Anne FOLEY was born in 1839. She died on 26 Feb 1885.

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

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