Selected Families and Individuals


Patrick (Pats) KENNELLY [Parents] was born about 1845 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died in 1912 in probably Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. Patrick married Ellen DORE about 1880.

Pats and Ellen, who lived in Knockanure, raised the orphaned children of Pats's brother Dan after Dan and his wife, Mary Stack, died of 'fever'.

Ellen DORE [Parents] was born about 1850 in Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. She died on 28 Mar 1938. Ellen married Patrick (Pats) KENNELLY about 1880.

According to the 1911 census, Pats and Ellen had nine children born alive, only five of whom were still alive in 1911.

They had the following children.

  M i Jeremiah (Jerry) KENNELLY was born about 1883. He died on 25 Jul 1950.
  F ii
Bridget KENNELLY was born about 1885 in probably Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.
  M iii
Ellen KENNELLY was born about 1887 in probably Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.
  F iv
Elizabeth (Bessie) KENNELLY was born about 1888 in probably Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She died on 17 Nov 1981.
  F v
Mary (Molly) KENNELLY was born about 1890 in probably Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She died in Jan 1909 in probably Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Molly died at the age of 18.

Patrick (Pat) KENNELLY [Parents] was born about 1915 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died on 17 Feb 2005 in Tralee, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. Patrick married Mary Theresa DALY.

Mary Theresa DALY [Parents] was born on 4 Apr 1918 in Knockane, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died on 14 Feb 1992 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Knockanure Cemetery, Co. Kerry. Mary married Patrick (Pat) KENNELLY.

Pat and Mary lived in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.
  F iii
Mary Rose KENNELLY was born in possibly 1949. She died on 7 May 2014.
  M iv Living.
  F v Living.
  M vi Living.
  M vii Living.
  M viii Living.
  F ix Living.
  F x Living.
  F xi Nora KENNELLY was born about 1960. She died on 26 Apr 2005.

William (Bill) EDWARDS died. William married Ella GRIFFIN.

Ella GRIFFIN died on 2 Mar 2013 in Camp, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Ella married William (Bill) EDWARDS.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.

Richard HUDSON [Parents] was born about 3 Feb 1843 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 3 Feb 1843 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 26 Nov 1915 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in probably Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Richard married Margaret THORNTON on 14 Feb 1874 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

Margaret THORNTON [Parents] was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died before 26 Nov 1915 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in probably Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Richard HUDSON on 14 Feb 1874 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

According to the 1911 census, Richard and Margaret had been married for 36 years and had 17 children born alive, only six of whom were alive in 1911.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were McQuin [first name not recorded] and James Harrington.

They had the following children.

  M i
Edmond HUDSON was born on 27 Dec 1874 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died on 22 Feb 1875 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Edmond died of  'oppression' when he was only two months old. The duration of the illness was two days.
  F ii Mary Anne HUDSON was born on 27 Apr 1876. She died in 26 Nov 1912 or shortly thereafter.
  F iii Hanora (Nora) HUDSON was born on 3 Aug 1877. She died on 20 Feb 1937.
  M iv John (Jack) HUDSON was born on 28 Nov 1878. He died on 21 Jul 1960.
  M v
Richard HUDSON was born on 13 Feb 1880 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in 1908 in England.

Sponsors at Richard's baptism were Thomas Riordan and Honora Thornton.

Richard was a policeman in England and died of pneumonia aged about 27. He was unmarried.
  M vi James (Jim) HUDSON was born on 29 May 1883. He died on 18 Jun 1947.
  F vii Margaret (Maggie) HUDSON was born on 13 Feb 1884. She died on 26 Aug 1962.
  F viii Johanna (Hannie) HUDSON was born on 31 Dec 1888. She died on 7 Jul 1961.

William HUDSON [Parents] was born about 23 May 1844 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 24 May 1844. He died on 2 May 1928 in Lacca East, Kilmorna, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. William married Johanna HAYES on 7 Jul 1878 in St. Bartholomew's Church, Athea, Co. Limerick.

I am very grateful to Tom Moloney of Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry for much of the information you see below on the family of William and his wife, Johanna.

Sponsors at William's baptism were William Connor and John Connnor.

William and Johanna remained on the Hudson family farm in Kilbaha until 1920 when William purchased a 65-acre farm in Lacca East, Kilmorna, Co. Kerry from a family by the name of Walsh.

Apparently William was a striking-looking man with a long white beard.

Johanna HAYES [Parents] was born about 28 Apr 1857 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 1 May 1857 in St. Bartholomew's Church, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 13 Aug 1933 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in probably Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Johanna married William HUDSON on 7 Jul 1878 in St. Bartholomew's Church, Athea, Co. Limerick.

Johanna's baptismal sponsors were John Connor and Catherine Cunningham.

It is not surprising that Johanna married William as they were near neighbours. Dirreen, although in a different county, is right next to William's home townland of Kilbaha; in fact the Hudson farm shared a boundary with part of the Hayes farm in Dirreen.

As Johanna died in Kilbaha it would appear she returned to lived there after William's death in 1928 (they had farmed in Kibaha for many years before moving to Lacca East in Kilmorna). Johanna's death record tells us she died of "probably heart failure following influenza".

Note from Helen: I am wondering if Johanna was related to the Hayes family of Templeathea (also in Athea, the parish in which Johanna's home townland of Dirreen is located) because at least two members of the Templeathea Hayes family married members of the family of Johanna's husband, William Hudson: Tom Hayes married William's sister Johanna Hudson in 1881, and about 1903 Tom's second cousin James Hayes married Bridget Hudson, daughter of  William Hudson and Johanna Hayes (and niece of Johanna Hudson). My hunch is that the two Hayes families were indeed related but I have no proof. If anyone has any further information on the family of Johanna Hayes above, I would be very grateful if you would email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were John Shanahan and Kate Ahern.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Ann HUDSON was born about 10 Sep 1878. She died on 27 Mar 1959.
  F ii Hanora (Nora) HUDSON was born on 9 Dec 1879. She died on 21 Jun 1958.
  M iii Edmond (Ned) HUDSON was born on 20 Mar 1881. He died on 23 Dec 1969.
  M iv
John HUDSON was born on 26 Oct 1882 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened about 28 Oct 1882 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 19 Mar 1883 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in probably Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John's baptismal sponsors were James Cunningham and Mary Cunningham.
  F v Bridget HUDSON was born on 21 Nov 1883. She died on 28 Apr 1928.
  F vi Margaret (Mag) HUDSON was born on 27 Nov 1885. She died on 7 Apr 1966.
  M vii
William HUDSON was born on 19 Apr 1887 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 31 Mar 1916 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

According to his death certificate William died of "probably tuberculosis of the lung" from which he had been suffering for about 18 months. The certificate also tells us that William was an "ex-policeman". He was only 28 years old when he died.

Based on the above information Royal Irish Constabulary records were checked and it appears that William joined the force in 1906 (aged about 20).
  M viii
Thomas HUDSON was born on 6 Sep 1888 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 10 Mar 1913 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

According to his death certificate Thomas died of "probably tuberculosis of the lung". He was only 24 years of age.
  M ix Richard (Dick) HUDSON was born on 8 Apr 1891. He died on 7 Jan 1980.
  F x Johanna (Hannie) HUDSON was born on 11 Jan 1895. She died on 7 Nov 1962.
  F xi Ellen "Nell Broder" HUDSON was born on 29 May 1898. She died on 15 Aug 1976.

Edmond HUDSON [Parents] was born about 1850 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died on 11 Jan 1878 in Palmerston St., Melbourne. Edmond married Ann (Annie) O'CONNOR on 12 Jun 1875 in St. Ignatius' Church, Richmond, Victoria.

Edmond emigrated to Australia around 1870 and settled in the Melbourne area. His occupation on his marriage certificate and that of his son James (although Edmond had died long before James's marriage) is given as "cab proprietor". Edmond's name on James's marriage certificate is Edward and that is the name he appears to have gone by after his marriage.

Edmond was only about 28 years of age when he died. His death certificate tells us that he died of "phthisis pulmonalis" (tuberculosis) from which he had been suffering for nine months. We are also told that he worked as a labourer and that he died at Palmerston St. (no house number provided), Victoria Ward, Melbourne. According to the notes of Hudson researcher Bill Hudson, Edmond may have been murdered but this is clearly not the case.

Ann (Annie) O'CONNOR [Parents] was born about 1849 in Knockbrane, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. She died on 4 Jul 1878 in probably Melbourne area. She was buried in Melbourne General Cemetery. Ann married Edmond HUDSON on 12 Jun 1875 in St. Ignatius' Church, Richmond, Victoria.

Hudson researcher Bill Hudson was told that Annie was from Islandanny, Duagh and that her parents were James O'Connor and Ann Larkin. However, it appears that Annie's parents names were actually James O'Connor and Katie (not Ann) Larkin (as per Annie's marriage certificate). Based on this information the Irish Genealogy website, www.irishgenealogy.ie, was searched and a baptismal record was located for an Ann O'Connor of Knockbrane (also spelled Knockbrean), Lixnaw, Co. Kerry, daughter of James O'Connor and Katie Larkin, who was baptised in Lixnaw on 13 October 1849. This date ties in with Annie's age at marriage (25) as given on her marriage certificate (dated 12 June 1875), so it appears that Annie was in fact from Knockbrane.

The marriage certificate also tells us that Annie worked as a servant and that her "usual" address was Melbourne, while the usual address of her husband, Edmond (also known as Edward), was Carlton. Witnesses to the marriage were James Lane and Ellen [very difficult to decipher but could be] Mahoney. Could James Lane have been a relative of Maurice Lane, whose daughter Nora would, many years later, marry Annie and Edmond's son James?

Annie died aged only 29, just six months after the death of Edmond. As Edmond had died of tuberculosis, which is contagious, it is possible that Annie also succumbed to the disease, and perhaps her infant son, Edward, as well, as he died seven months after Annie at the age of just 12 months.

A newspaper notice following Annie's death read "The Friends of the late Mrs. ANN HUDSON (widow of the late Mr. Edward Hudson) are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of Interment, Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral will move from the residence of Mr. Lane, 10 Lynch-street, Carlton, THIS DAY, 4th inst., at one o'clock." It is probable that Mr. Lane was either Maurice Lane or James Lane mentioned above. The newspaper notice suggests that Annie - and her two young sons - may have moved in with the family of Maurice/James after Edmond's death.

They had the following children.

  M i James Edward HUDSON was born on 10 Aug 1876. He died on 17 Mar 1943.
  M ii
Edward HUDSON was born in Feb 1878 in Melbourne, Australia. He died in Feb 1879 in Melbourne, Australia.

Edward died at the age of 12 months.

Michael HANRAHAN [Parents] was born in possibly Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died in probably before 30 Mar 1901 in probably Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. Michael married Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM on 15 Jan 1854 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO PADRAIG KENNY FROM CO. LEITRIM WHO HAS PROVIDED SO MUCH OF THE INFORMATION BELOW ON MICHAEL, MARGARET AND THEIR FAMILY.

Of Michael and his wife Peg's seven children who we know survived to adulthood, four emigrated to Australia, one remained in Co. Kerry, another went to Co. Cork, and another settled in Co. Galway.

Note that the Hanrahan and Cunningham families would be connected once again by marriage: Michael's and Margaret's granddaughter, Lily (daughter of John "The Major" Hanrahan) would marry Paddy Finucane, a great-grandson of Margaret's brother Bryan.

Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 3 Mar 1835 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 5 Mar 1835 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. She died after 2 Apr 1911 in probably Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. Margaret married Michael HANRAHAN on 15 Jan 1854 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Margaret's baptism were Daniel Kelly and Mary Kelly.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Myles Cunningham and Richard Hanrahan.

They had the following children.

  M i John (The Major) HANRAHAN was born about 25 Jan 1856. He died after 2 Apr 1911.
  M ii
Patrick HANRAHAN was born about 10 Mar 1858 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 12 Mar 1858 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were Timothy Hanrahan and Margaret Hanrahan. It is believed that Patrick died young.
  M iii William HANRAHAN was born about 1 Jun 1860. He died on 10 Feb 1918.
  F iv Johanna HANRAHAN was born about 2 Oct 1862. She died in 1909.
  M v
James (Jim) HANRAHAN was born about 2 Jan 1866 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 4 Jan 1866 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in 1889 in Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Melbourne, Australia. He was buried in Melbourne General Cemetery.

Sponsors at Jim's baptism were Timothy Hanrahan and Ellen Sheahan.

Jim emigrated to Australia in 1889 but died of typhoid shortly after arrival.
  F vi
Catherine HANRAHAN was born about 20 Mar 1868 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 22 Mar 1868 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.

Sponsors at Catherine's baptism were John Hanrahan and (what appears to be) Janetta Kennelly.

It is thought that Catherine died young.
  F vii Mary Jane (Jane) HANRAHAN was born on 5 Feb 1872. She died in Nov 1945.
  M viii Michael HANRAHAN was born on 5 Apr 1874. He died in 1926.
  F ix
Margaret HANRAHAN was born about 5 Feb 1876 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 7 Feb 1876 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Margaret's baptismal sponsors' names are illegible on the parish register.

Margaret may have died young.
  F x Ellen (Ellie) HANRAHAN was born on 7 Nov 1877. She died on 13 Nov 1934.

'unknown' BUCKLEY died.

He had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth BUCKLEY was born about 1860. She died before 2 Apr 1911.
  M ii Michael (Mike) BUCKLEY was born about 1873.

'unknown' HANRAHAN was born in abt 1780s in possibly Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died.

Much of the information below on the Hanrahan family comes from Pádraig Kenny, a great-great-grandson of 'unknown's son Michael. Pádraig, who has been hugely helpful to me in my research, has in his possession an old page of notes, found in a drawer, which seems to outline the family tree of the Hanrahan family in Kilbaha into which a number of my blood relatives married. The notes indicate that Michael's siblings were Denis, Jim, Paddy and Cornelius (Corney), and the information given on Paddy's descendants matches information I came across independently while researching my Cunningham ancestors (Margaret Cunningham, a great-grandaunt of mine, married Paddy's son John). The list of 'unknown's children below is based solely on this page of notes. It is possible that 'unknown' also had a daughter named Ellen as a baptismal record has been located (on www.irishgenealogy.ie) for an Ellen Hanrahan of Kilbaha who married a John Shine in Moyvane on 11 February 1834 .

It is possible that 'unknown's first name was John as at least three of his sons appear to have named their eldest sons John (it was traditional at the time to name first-born sons after the paternal grandfather). A John Hanrahan from Kilbaha who was married to a Mary Sullivan, had at least two children: Ellen (born 1813) and Patrick (born 1818, which ties in nicely with the approximate date of birth shown below for 'unknown's son Paddy, calculated from his age on the 1901 census). Another John Hanrahan and his wife, Bridget Wall, also lived in Kilbaha and had a daughter named Margaret (born 1813) and a son named Patrick (born 1816, again fitting in nicely with Paddy's calculated year of birth). And there was yet another John Hanrahan from Kilbaha; he was married to a Jane or Neasa Kennelly and appears to have had at least four sons: William (born 1826), Daniel (1828), Denis (1833) and Timothy (1835) with the mother's name on the baptismal records (on www.irishgenealogy.ie) of William and Daniel given as Jane and on those of Denis and Timothy given as Neasa.

There was also a Patrick Hanrahan who it is known was living in Kilbaha in the 1820s as baptismal records have been located (on www.irishgenealogy.ie) for two children of a Patrick Hanrahan and his wife, Margaret Mulvihill of Kilbaha: Patrick was baptised on 10 February 1823  and Michael on 24 August 1825.

Note from Helen: Neither my husband nor I are related by blood to the Hanrahan family. However, several members of my family (e.g., Cunninghams) have married Hanrahans or Hanrahan descendants over the generations, hence my interest.

He had the following children.

  M i Patrick (Paddy) HANRAHAN was born about 1816. He died in between 1901 and 1911.
  M ii Michael HANRAHAN died in probably before 30 Mar 1901.
  M iii Denis (Denny) HANRAHAN died before 30 Mar 1901.
  M iv James (Jim) HANRAHAN died.
  M v Cornelius (Corney) HANRAHAN died.

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