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Michael CLIFFORD was born in Boston. He died. Michael married Johanna (Hannie) BROSNAN on 23 Jan 1949 in St. Paul Church, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Michael's parents were both from Co. Kerry.

Johanna (Hannie) BROSNAN [Parents] was born on 28 Sep 1909 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 29 Sep 1909 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 1 May 1990 in Newton, Massachusetts. Johanna married Michael CLIFFORD on 23 Jan 1949 in St. Paul Church, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Hannie's baptismal sponsors were William Hudson and Johanna Hudson.

Hannie lived in Boston.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

William (Sonny) BROSNAN [Parents] was born on 10 Nov 1910 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 11 Nov 1910 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 24 May 1981 in Ballyhorgan, Listowel, Co Kerry. He was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel, Co. Kerry. William married Bridget (Bridie) MURPHY about 1950.

Sponsors at William's baptism were William Hudson and Margaret Hudson.

William and his wife, Bridie, lived in Behins, Listowel, Co Kerry.

Bridget (Bridie) MURPHY [Parents] was born in early 1920s. She died on 3 Feb 2015 in Behins, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Bridget married William (Sonny) BROSNAN about 1950.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii
Nora BROSNAN died on 15 Mar 1982 in England. She was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F iii Living.
  M iv Living.
  M v Living.
  F vi Living.
  F vii Living.
  F viii Living.
  M ix Living.

Daniel (Dan) KEANE [Parents] was born on 19 Nov 1909 in Lisroe, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 20 Nov 1909 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 3 Jan 1996. Daniel married Hanora (Ciss) BROSNAN on 15 Feb 1947 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Dan's baptismal sponsors were Cornelius Keane and Mary Keane.

Dan's father moved the family from Lisroe to a small farm in Kilcara, also in Duagh, around 1923, and Dan eventually inherited this farm. In 1968 Dan sold the Kilcara farm to Dan Brosnan, a brother of his wife, Ciss, and he and Ciss moved to Bunaghara (also spelled Bunagara), Listowel, where they lived for the rest of their lives. They had no children.

Hanora (Ciss) BROSNAN [Parents] was born on 2 Jan 1915 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 2 Jan 1915 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 2 Oct 1989 in Bunaghara, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Hanora married Daniel (Dan) KEANE on 15 Feb 1947 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Ciss was baptised on the day she was born. Sponsors were Timothy Kane and Johanna Hudson.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Maurice Keane of Lisroe, Duagh and Johanna Brosnan of Islandanny, Duagh.


Living [Parents].

Mary MCNAMARA died about 2013 in Kilrush, Co. Clare. Mary married John Joseph (John Joe) BROSNAN on 25 Sep 1955 in Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Ennis Road, Limerick.

Mary was from Ballykett, Kilrush, Co. Clare. She and John Joe lived in Cappa, Kilrush.


Edmund FITZMAURICE died.

He had the following children.

  M i Edmund FITZMAURICE died.

Daniel BROSNAN was born about 1830 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died in 1890 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. Daniel married Ellen SHEAHAN about 1868 in probably Athea, Co. Limerick.

Brosnan researchers may be interested in the following excerpts from an obituary published in the Kerry Sentinal of 31 December 1898. The deceased was the wife of a Denis Brosnan who I think was very likely related to Daniel above. Were Denis and Daniel brothers?

With deep regret we announce the death on Wednesday, the 21st inst. of Mrs. Denis Brosnan, Islandanny, Duagh after a prolonged illness". Mrs. Brosnan "was in her 74th year" and "had given three sons to the church, two of them priests in this diocese [Kerry]. The third, Rev. John Brosnan, is a well-known clergyman in New York." The chief mourners were "Mr D Brosnan, husband; Rev Denis Brosnan, C.C., Cahersiveen; Rev P Brosnan, C.C., Castlemaine (sons); Rev P White, P.P., Annascaul (nephew); Mr James Brosnan, Kilflynn (son); Mrs J Greany, Knocknagoshel and Mrs P Galvin, Duagh (daughters); Mr J Greany and Mr P Galvin (sons-in-law)".

Four years earlier, on 9 June 1894, a son of Mrs Brosnan had died aged just 39. The Kerry Weekly Reporter tells us he died after a brief illness at his home in Islandanny, "leaving a young wife and two children to mourn his loss".

On 16 September 1903 a probable relative of Mrs Brosnan's family died in Islandanny. Rev. John Brosnan died at his parents' haome aged only 34. He had been working for some time as Professor of History and Physics at St. Patrick's College, Manly, Sydney, Australia before falling ill about two years before his death. According to the Kerry Weekly Reporter "it had been the dearest wish of the deceased to lay his bones in Irish soil, and quitting Sydney he reached his native parish about four months ago."

Ellen SHEAHAN was born about 1838 in Knocknagorna, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in 1917 in Tarmons, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Ellen married Daniel BROSNAN about 1868 in probably Athea, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children.

  M i John D. BROSNAN was born about 28 Nov 1868. He died on 22 Oct 1929.
  M ii
Denis BROSNAN was born about 7 Jan 1869 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 9 Jan 1869 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

The date of Denis's baptism does not tie in with that of Denis's elder brother, John (1 December 1868) so one is incorrect.
  F iii
Mary BROSNAN was born about 2 Dec 1870 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 4 Dec 1870 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  M iv
Michael BROSNAN was born about 30 Jul 1872 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 1 Aug 1872 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  F v
Johanna BROSNAN was born about 20 May 1874 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 22 May 1874 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  F vi
Catherine (Kate) BROSNAN was born about 4 Mar 1876 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 6 Mar 1876 in Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died in probably Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  F vii
Helen BROSNAN was born about 27 Mar 1879 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 29 Mar 1879 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  M viii
Daniel BROSNAN was born about 9 Nov 1881 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 11 Nov 1881 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  M ix
Timothy (Tim) BROSNAN was born on 29 Jun 1883 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 1 Jul 1883. He died after 1941 in probably Pennsylvania.

Tim emigrated to the United States in 1907.

Tim's year of birth above is taken from his baptismal record located on the Irish Genealogy website. The day and month of birth are taken from the following records found for Tim which all tell us he was born on 29 June (which fits perfectly with his day and month of baptism) but which give different years of birth:

29 June 1880 from Tim's World War I Draft Registration Card
29 June 1881 from the United states Social Security Applications and Claims Index
29 June 1882 from Tim's World War II Draft Registration Card
29 June 1883 from Tim's Declaration of Intention papers (for naturalization)

My hunch is that Tim's year of birth was 1883 based on the fact that baptismal records are generally accurate (assuming there was no transcription error on the part of Irish Genealogy)

From Tim's Declaration of Intention papers, dated 7 March 1910, we know that he was living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the time and that was a grocery clerk. By 1918, according to his World War I Draft Registration Card, he was working as a conductor for the Pittsburgh Railways Company. Tim's World War II Draft Registration Card, from 1942, tells us that his employer at that time was the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and that he was still living in Pittsburgh.

Henry (Harry) Patrick SHINE [Parents] was born in 1901 in Boulder City, Western Australia. He died in 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. Henry married Winifred Bridget LEECH in 1929 in Kew, Victoria, Australia.

Harry was a school headmaster.

Winifred Bridget LEECH [Parents] was born on 7 Feb 1905 in Yea, Victoria, Australia. She died on 31 Aug 1996 in Melbourne, Australia. She was buried in Kew, Victoria, Australia. Winifred married Henry (Harry) Patrick SHINE in 1929 in Kew, Victoria, Australia.

They had the following children.

  M i Francis William SHINE was born on 14 Apr 1930. He died in Feb 2003.
  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.

John (Jack) SHINE [Parents] was born on 23 Aug 1909 in Bunbury, Western Australia. He died on 27 Aug 1989 in Bunbury, Western Australia. He was buried in Bunbury Cemetery, Bunbury, Western Australia. John married Mary Joyce WOOD on 22 Feb 1941 in Bunbury, West Australia.

Mary Joyce WOOD was born on 4 Jan 1913 in Albany, Western Australia. She died on 16 Sep 1990 in Bunbury, Western Australia. She was buried in Bunbury Cemetery, Bunbury, Western Australia. Mary married John (Jack) SHINE on 22 Feb 1941 in Bunbury, West Australia.

They had the following children.

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

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married Mary Bridget CALLAGHAN.

Mary Bridget CALLAGHAN [Parents] was born in 1905 in Western Australia. She died. Mary married 'UNKNOWN'.


Thomas ENGLISH was born in 1917. He died in 1999. Thomas married Mary Catherine WOULFE.

Mary Catherine WOULFE [Parents] was born in 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri. She died in 2002 in Leavenworth, Kansas. Mary married Thomas ENGLISH.

Mary and her husband, Thomas, lived in Leavenworth, Kansas and had four children.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  M iv
Michael ENGLISH was born in 1946 in Leavenworth, Kansas. He died in 2001 in Westcliffe, Colorado.

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