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Thomas FREWEN [Parents] was born on 25 Jan 1897 in Tipperary, Co. Tipperary. He died on 1 Jun 1975 in New York. Thomas married Johanna (Hannah, Anna) DOODY on 17 Mar 1923 in Church of Ss. Peter and Paul, Cork.

Thomas's marriage certificate tells us he was from the Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary and that his father's name was Thomas, a farmer. Based on this information a 1901 census return was located for the Frewen family, which included four-year-old Thomas junior and his parents, Thomas and Jane. They were living in Gortavoher West in Clonbeg (in the Glen of Aherlow), Co. Tipperary.

Thomas emigrated to the United States in 1926, departing from Cobh (Queenstown) on 25 December 1926. His wife, Hannah, and their elder children followed in 1929. Then, in the early 1930s, the family moved back to Ireland to farm in either Galbally, Co. Limerick or Aherlow, Co. Tipperary (very close to Galbally). Thomas and Hannah's son Richard remained in Ireland when the family returned to the States in late 1935. The family settled in Brooklyn, New York, not far from Hannah's sister Beatrice - the sisters were apparently very close. Thomas worked as a railroad conductor.  

At some point Thomas and Hannah had a new house built on the Galbally farm in Ireland for Hannah's widowed mother, Margaret.

Note: The 1930 U.S. census data for the Frewen family on the FamilySearch website has the name 'Frewin' transcribed as 'Freooen".

Johanna (Hannah, Anna) DOODY [Parents] was born on 12 Dec 1897 in Ardnamoher, Galbally, Co. Limerick. She died in Aug 1977 in New York City. Johanna married Thomas FREWEN on 17 Mar 1923 in Church of Ss. Peter and Paul, Cork.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret (Peggy) FREWEN was born in 1924. She died.
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Richard FREWEN was born about 1925 in probably Ireland. He died.

According to a family source Richard and Jane may have been twins. However, it appears that it was Thomas and Peggy who were twins as birth records have been located for a Thomas Frewen and a Margaret Frewen who were born in Tipperary in the first quarter of 1924. Unfortunatly I have been unable to locate a birth record or any other record for a Richard Frewen. Is it possible that Richard and Thomas were the same person? Could Richard's full name have been Thomas Richard?

When Richard's parents emigrated to the United States in the late 1920s, they brought their other children with them but Richard stayed behind in Ireland, presumably in the care of relatives. In the early 1930s the family returned to Ireland where they farmed for three or four years in either Aherlow, Co. Tipperary or on the Doody family farm in nearby Ardnamoher, Galbally, Co. Limerick. They eventually returned to the States but Richard once again remained in Ireland. There is speculation that he may have been offered the Doody family farm by his uncle Mick who had no children of his own. However it is thought that Richard may have died as a young man. If anyone has any information on Richard I would be delighted if you would get in touch by emailing Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com.
  F v Mary FREWEN was born on 23 May 1930. She died in 1997.

James (Jimmy) DOODY [Parents] was born on 9 Feb 1926 in probably Galbally, Co. Limerick. He died in May 1982 in Brooklyn, New York. James married Helen LOGAN.

Jimmy's mother emigrated to the United States in 1927, when Jimmy was just a baby, to join her husband who had left for the States the previous year. Jimmy remained in Ireland in the care of relatives until he too emigrated at the age of eight, on his own, to join his parents and siblings in Brooklyn.

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Richard (Dick) Patrick DOODY [Parents] was born on 8 May 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. He died on 30 Sep 1992 in Brooklyn, New York. Richard married Catherine (Kay) M. SEFLAND on 23 May 1953 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn, New York City.

Catherine (Kay) M. SEFLAND [Parents] died on 1 Apr 2013. Catherine married Richard (Dick) Patrick DOODY on 23 May 1953 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn, New York City.

Kay was from Brooklyn.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Richard (Rich) P. DOODY was born about 1955. He died on 23 Nov 2015.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Nancy Elizabeth DOODY was born about 1962. She died on 22 May 2008.

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