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James (Jimmy) MEEHAN was born in Ennis, Co. Clare. He died before Dec 2016. James married Bridget (Breda) HUDSON.

Bridget (Breda) HUDSON [Parents] was born in 1930 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 14 Dec 2016 in Ennis, Co. Clare. She was buried in Mount Temple Cemetery, Kilmaley, Co. Clare. Bridget married James (Jimmy) MEEHAN.

Breda and her husband, Jimmy, lived in New York in the early 1950s before returning to Ireland. They settled in Ennis, Co. Clare.

They had the following children.

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

Richard (Dick) HUDSON [Parents] was born on 8 Apr 1891 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 11 Apr 1891 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Jan 1980 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh Cemetery, Co. Kerry. Richard married Ellen LYONS on 30 Apr 1925 in Killeentierna Church, Currow, Co. Kerry.

Dick's baptismal sponsors were Richard Hudson and Mary Hudson.

Dick inherited the farm in Lacca East, Kilmorna, Co. Kerry that his father had purchased in 1920.

Ellen LYONS [Parents] was born about 16 Aug 1887 in Dromulton, Currow, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 18 Aug 1887 in Killeentierna Church, Currow, Co. Kerry. She died on 14 Aug 1970. She was buried in Springmoount Cemetery, Duagh, Co. Kerry. Ellen married Richard (Dick) HUDSON on 30 Apr 1925 in Killeentierna Church, Currow, Co. Kerry.

Note that Dromulton is sometimes spelled Droummulton.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Daniel Brosnan and Josephine O'Herlihy.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Teresa (Maureen) HUDSON was born on 13 May 1927. She died on 20 Sep 1993.
  M ii
William HUDSON was born on 8 Aug 1928 in Lacca East, Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 9 Aug 1928 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 26 Jan 1999 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Duagh Cemetery, Co. Kerry.

William's baptismal sponsors were Daniel Brosnan and Nora Brosnan.

William took over the family farm in Islandanny in 1967. He never married.

Edmund STACK died before 20 Nov 1897. Edmund married Mary CARROLL.

Mary CARROLL died. Mary married Edmund STACK.

They had the following children.

  F i Johanna (Hannie) STACK was born on 7 Mar 1874.
  F ii
Elizabeth (Eliza) STACK was born on 28 Mar 1886 in Beale, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

'unknown' DI PROSPERO died. 'unknown' married Helen HUDSON.

Helen's husband, who had Italian ancestry, worked in the mushroom business.

Helen HUDSON [Parents] was born about 1917. She died. Helen married 'unknown' DI PROSPERO.

Nicholas CARROLL was born in possibly Ballycanew, Co. Wexford. He died. Nicholas married Elizabeth KANE.

Elizabeth KANE was born in probably Ballycanew, Co. Wexford. She died. Elizabeth married Nicholas CARROLL.

They had the following children.

  F i Anna Agnes C. CARROLL was born on 13 Nov 1848. She died on 23 Dec 1940.

John FINUCANE was born in probably Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died in probably Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. John married 'UNKNOWN'.

I have been told that John was the father of my great-great-great-grandmother Margaret Finucane. However, I have also been told that Margaret was a daughter of another John Finucane who also lived at the same time in Ardmore, Carhoonakineely and who married a Kate Lynch and had at least three children:  John, Thomas and Dan. It is possible that all these Finucanes are from the same family but John, son of John Finucane and Kate Lynch, stayed in Ireland whereas John, the son of John above, emigrated to the United States, so it appears there may have been two different Finucane families headed by two John Finucanes living in Carhoonakineely around the same time. Any further information on any Finucane family from Carhoonakineely would be very much appreciated. If you can help, please email Thank you.

Following my plea for information above, Chris Finnican from North Carolina emailed me to say he is descended from a Finucane family from Tarbert. His great-great-grandparents were Thomas Finucane and Mary A. McMahon from the Tarbert area who - just prior to the American Civil War, it is believed - emigrated to the United States. They lived for a time in the Corning/Elmira region of New York, where other Finucane relatives appear to have been living, before settling in Whitehall, New York. Rumour has it the Corning Finucanes changed the name to Finnican after a second wave of Tarbert Finucanes moved to Rochester, New York, possibly because they felt snubbed by their more affluent Rochester relatives.  

Chris has provided us with the following list of Tarbert Finucanes/Finnicans who are buried in a Corning cemetery, although he believes Thomas, his great-great grandfather, was not a son of Daniel Finnican listed below as "father" as contact was lost with the Corning relatives following the move to Whitehall and none of Thomas's sons was named Daniel (it was traditional at the time to name the first-born son after his paternal grandfather):

Finnican, Anna, born 1866, died 1888  
Finnican, Catherine, died 1920  
Finnican, Daniel, born 1820, died 1886, "father"
Finnican, Daniel G., born 1862, died 1913  
Finnican, James, born 1878, died 1914  
Finnican, John, born 1850, died 1875  
Finnican, John J., born 1843, died 1893  
Finnican, Juliana, born 1828, died 1897  
Finnican, Katherine, born 1862, died 8 Jan 1921  
Finnican, Mary, born 1829, died 1895, "mother"
Finnican, Michael, born 1848, died 1878  
Finnican, Patrick, born 1875, died 1898  
Finnican, Thomas, born 1871, died 1897

While it is not known if or how Chris's Finucane/Finnican family might be connected to our Finucane family, it is known that some descendants of Ardmore-born John Finucane above, changed their name to Finnigan following their arrival in the United States, so, given the Tarbert connection, it is certainly possible that Chris's great-great-grandfather might be a descendant of John Finucane above.   

Note: Most of the information below on the descendants of John Finucane above comes from William (Bill) Hudson's work 'The Hudsons of County Kerry and their Descendants' (1960), available for viewing in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin and Tralee and Listowel libraries in Co. Kerry.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married John FINUCANE.

They had the following children.

  M i John FINUCANE.
  M ii Francis? FINUCANE died.

John FINUCANE [Parents] was born in probably Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died in U.S.. John married Hanoria (Norrie) HANNAN.

There is a Griffith's Valuation (1851/52) entry for a John Finucane who, with a Daniel Finucane, leased a house and 11 acres in Carhoonakineely from a Richard Hinde Esq. Could the John in Griffith's Valuation be our John above? It is perhaps unlikely since our John emigrated to the United States as a young man. The only other Finucane to occupy land in Carhoonakineely at the time was a Patrick Finucane who, with a Thomas Quinn, leased a house and garden of one acre from Mr. Hinde.

Hanoria (Norrie) HANNAN [Parents] died in U.S.. Hanoria married John FINUCANE.

Norrie and John married young, the parents of both objecting to the marriage. The couple lived in Listowel, Co. Kerry initially before emigrating to the United States where they changed their name to Finnigan (or Finnegan) because of spelling and pronunciation difficulties experienced in the U.S. with the Finucane name.

They had the following children.

  M i Jeremiah FINNIGAN died in 1911.
  F ii Johanna FINNIGAN died.
  F iii Frances FINNIGAN died.
  M iv John FINNIGAN died.
  F v Hannah FINNIGAN died.
  F vi
Mary FINNIGAN died.

Mary was single when she died at the age of 30.
  M vii Cornelius FINNIGAN died.
  M viii
Daniel FINNIGAN died.

Jeremiah FINNIGAN [Parents] died in 1911. Jeremiah married 'UNKNOWN'.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married Jeremiah FINNIGAN.

They had the following children.

  F i
'unknown' FINNIGAN (female) died.

This daughter of Jeremiah's died in infancy.
  F ii
'unknown' FINNIGAN (female) died.

This daughter of Jeremiah's died in infancy.
  M iii
John FINNIGAN died on 17 Aug 1953.
  M iv
Francis (Frank) FINNIGAN died on 22 Jun 1935.
  M v
William Russell FINNIGAN died in 1956.
  F vi
Agnes FINNIGAN died on 6 Jul 1959 in probably Los Angeles.

Agnes was a social service worker in Los Angeles. She never married.
  F vii
Teresa (Tess) FINNIGAN died on 12 Dec 1959 in probably Los Angeles.

Tess lived in Los Angeles with her sister Agnes. She never married.
  M viii Jeremiah FINNIGAN died in May 1959.


Johanna FINNIGAN [Parents] died. Johanna married Thomas (Tom) LOVETT.

They had the following children.

  M i
George LOVETT died.

George was an only child. He was an architect and lived in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

Michael KENNY died. Michael married Frances FINNIGAN.

Michael and Frances had a family.

Frances FINNIGAN [Parents] died. Frances married Michael KENNY.

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