Selected Families and Individuals


Myles THORNTON [Parents] was born about 25 Nov 1856 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 27 Nov 1856 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Apr 1930 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Myles married Mary MCAULIFFE on 4 Jun 1901 in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick.

Sponsors at Myles's baptism were Daniel Kearney and Johanna Cunningham.

Myles was a fine flute player. He was also a dancing teacher and an All-Ireland step-dancing champion. He danced extensively in Europe and the United States before settling down in Kilbaha where he had received a site for a house from his father. He worked as a farm labourer.

Mary MCAULIFFE [Parents] was born in 1877 in probably Athea area, Co. Limerick. She died on 28 Jan 1950 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Mary married Myles THORNTON on 4 Jun 1901 in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick.

Myles and Mary lived in Kilbaha. Mary was an aunt of Bishop Michael McAuliffe (son of her brother Jack) of Jefferson City, Missouri, who died on 9 January 2006.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary (Mamie) THORNTON was born about 1901 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 20 Dec 1957 in New York.

Mamie emigrated to the United States in 1923. She never married.
  M ii James (Jim) THORNTON was born on 21 May 1902. He died on 17 Jun 1969.
  F iii Hanora (Nora) THORNTON was born on 31 May 1903. She died on 18 May 1984.
  M iv
Laurence THORNTON was born on 20 Jan 1905 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 21 Jan 1905 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in 1905 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Laurence's baptism were John McAuliffe and Margaret Hudson.

Laurence died in infancy.
  M v
John THORNTON was born on 20 Jan 1905 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 21 Jan 1905 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

Sponsors at John's baptism were Richard Hudson and Helen McAuliffe.

John died in infancy.
  F vi Catherine (Kitty) THORNTON was born on 2 Jun 1906. She died on 9 Jul 1983.
  M vii Laurence (Larry) THORNTON was born on 2 Dec 1907. He died about 1971.
  M viii Myles THORNTON was born on 17 Jan 1910. He died on 13 Aug 1934.
  F ix Margaret (Peggy) THORNTON was born on 25 Nov 1911. She died on 8 Jul 1992.
  M x
William (Willie) THORNTON was born on 20 Nov 1913 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 26 Jul 1970 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Willie never married.

  M xi John (Johnny) THORNTON was born on 30 Sep 1915. He died on 9 May 1995.
  M xii Michael (Mickie) THORNTON was born in Jul 1917. He died on 17 Aug 1967.
  M xiii Francis (Frank) THORNTON was born in Sep 1919. He died on 26 Mar 1989.

'unknown' DOLAN died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' LAYDEN (female).

'unknown' LAYDEN (female) [Parents] died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' DOLAN.


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Roger O'HARA [Parents] was born about 12 Jan 1846 in probably Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 12 Jan 1846. Roger married 'unknown' HUNT.

Sponsors at Roger's baptism were Roger O'Hara and Catherine O'Hara.

At the time of the death of his mother (1896) and the death of his niece Annie O'Hara (26 March 1901), Roger was living in Corrageen, Cootehall, which may mean that he is not the Roger O'Hara listed in the 1901 census for Clegna, Cootehall. In case he is, the Roger O'Hara in the census return was aged 50 and married to Winifred aged 45. There are no children listed. Another possibility is that the Roger from the census is Roger, son of Patrick O'Hara and Margaret Meehan of Clegna, who was born in 1854.

'unknown' HUNT. 'unknown' married Roger O'HARA.

It is likely that Roger's wife's first name was Winifred as a 1911 census record was located for 65-year-old Roger O'Hara who was living in Clegna with his wife, Winifred, who was 58 years of age. According to the census return, Winifred and Roger had been married for 30 years and had no children.


John William BUCKLEY [Parents] was born about 1823 in Soho, London. He died in after 24 Oct 1864 and probably before 2 Apr 1871. John married Elizabeth (Eliza) Mary BUTLER on 27 Feb 1848 in Sutton St. Chapel, Strand, London.

According to his marriage certificate, John was an engineer, but the birth certificate of his daughter Agnes gives his occupation as a musical instrument maker; and according to the 1861 census he was a 'musical instrument maker and news agent', and the death certificate of his wife, Eliza, gives his occupation as 'musical instrument maker (master)', while his profession is given as 'gentleman' on the marriage certificate of his daughter Agnes. Had he worked at some point for his father-in-law who ran a musical instrument making business? The marriage certificate of his son George (who married in 1898) tells us John had been a banker's clerk whereas George's death certificate (1932) states that John had been a general merchant. It is quite possible that George was never sure what his father had worked at given that he (George) was adopted and brought to Scotland as a child, following the death of his mother (or perhaps the deaths of both his parents).     

At the time of the 1861 census and at the time of the death of Eliza, John and his family were living at 17 Brydges St. in Covent Garden which until 1859 or 1860 was the location of the Butler musical instrument shop. Prior to 1861, known addresses for John were 4 Sutton St., Soho (at the time of his marriage in 1848), and 28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden (at the time of the birth of his daughter Agnes in 1854).

Because Eliza died in 1864 and because their youngest child, George (born in 1861), was adopted and because by the time of the 1871 census other children of theirs appear to be living with relatives, it seems that John may have died shortly after his wife, probably before the 1871 census as there seems to be no trace of him in that or subsequent censuses.

Note: a death certificate obtained for a John Buckley who died in Kensington in 1873 age 49 is probably NOT that of our John. The John referenced on the death certificate died on 14 June 1873 at 121 Gloucester Terrace, Paddington; his occupation was a butler and the informant was a Maria Buckley of the same address.

Elizabeth (Eliza) Mary BUTLER [Parents] was born about 1828 in Dublin. She died on 24 Oct 1864 in 17 Brydges St., Covent Garden, London. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London. Elizabeth married John William BUCKLEY on 27 Feb 1848 in Sutton St. Chapel, Strand, London.

It is possible that Eliza's middle name was Agnes rather than Mary - it was given as Agnes on her marriage certificate and Mary on the birth certificate of her daughter Agnes and on her (Eliza's) death certificate.

Eliza died of "arthritis, 3 weeks; enteritis, 2 days". She was only in her late thirties.

Eliza was buried in grave no. 145 in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Kensal Green. Unfortunately for us it was a public grave and no marker remains as the public grave area of St. Mary's has been covered with several feet of earth to provide for other graves.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage of Elizabeth and John were Edward Joseph Treacy and Lucy Moriarty.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret Mary BUCKLEY was born on 15 Jun 1849.
  M ii
John L. BUCKLEY was born about 1850 in Soho, London.

Unfortunately we have no information on John apart from the fact that he was alive at the time of the 1861 census.
  F iii
Lucy Catherine BUCKLEY was born in 1852 in Covent Garden, London. She died on 28 Feb 1926 in St. Joseph's Home, Hackney, London.

Lucy is listed in the 1871 census return for the household of her uncle, George Butler, as an "apprentice to millinery", at 6 Brompton Square, Kensington. She appears to be living on her own at the address of George's business at 29 Haymarket at the time of the 1891 census, when she was working as a housekeeper.  

From her death certificate we know that Lucy had never married and that, although she died in a hospice in Hackney in London in 1926, her address was 8 Gascoyne Place, Plymouth. The informant was her sister Theresa, who lived in Hackney.
  F iv Agnes Mary BUCKLEY was born on 17 Apr 1854. She died in 1888.
  F v
Mary Ann BUCKLEY was born in 1856 in Covent Garden, London.

Mary Ann is listed in the 1871 census return for the household of her uncle, George Butler, as an "apprentice to dressmaking".
  F vi Theresa Mary BUCKLEY was born in 1858. She died on 4 Mar 1955.
  M vii George Charles BUCKLEY was born on 4 Jul 1861. He died on 17 Aug 1932.

Thomas LOGAN was born in Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He died. Thomas married Winifred MEEHAN (caution: exact realtionship to Ellen not verified).

It is thought that Thomas may have farmed in the townland of Derrygirraun in Cootehall (Ardcarne). There is an entry in Griffith's Valuation for a Thomas Logan in Derrygirraun, and neighbours of his included Meehans who were probably related to Thomas's wife, Winifred Meehan. Another neighbour was Laurence O'Hara who would marry Ellen Meehan who it is thought might have been a close relative of Winifred.

Based on the list of sponsors at the baptisms of his children, Thomas possibly had brothers named Michael and Joseph.

According to the marriage record of his son, John, Thomas was a "surveyor" rather than a farmer.

Winifred MEEHAN (caution: exact realtionship to Ellen not verified) [Parents] was born in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died. Winifred married Thomas LOGAN.

It is fairly certain that Winifred and Ellen were related. They may have have been sisters but we are by no means sure. Based on the list of sponsors at the baptisms of Winifred's children, she (and Ellen?) possibly had other siblings named Eleanor, Lucy, Charles, Margaret, Bernard and Bridget.

They had the following children.

  M i Joseph LOGAN was born in Oct 1844. He died.
  M ii
James LOGAN was born in Sep 1846 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 21 Sep 1846 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at James's baptism were Charles Meehan and Winifred McDermott.
  M iii John Joseph LOGAN was born in Jan 1849. He died in 1905.
  M iv
Thomas LOGAN was born in Oct 1851 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 12 Oct 1851 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Thomas's baptism were Bernard Meehan and Bridget Meehan.
  M v Peter LOGAN was born in Aug 1854.
  M vi
John LOGAN was born in May 1857 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 6 May 1857 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

There is a baptismal record for a John Logan, born 1857 to Thomas Logan and Winifred Meehan (sponsors were Joseph Logan and Margaret Dolan). However, Thomas and Winifred already had a son named John (born 1849) who married Anne McPartland in 1877. One could suggest that perhaps the John born in 1849 died as a child and it was the other John who married Anne. But according to the marriage certificate of John and Anne, John was aged 27 which ties in with being born in 1849. If it had been the younger John who married Anne, he would have been only 19 at the time which would have been very unusual. Perhaps both Johns went by both their first and middle names. It is not known what the middle name of the younger John was.
  F vii Elizabeth LOGAN was born about 1859.
  M viii
Charles LOGAN was born in Jul 1860 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 15 Jul 1860 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Charles's baptism were Timothy Regan and Bridget Meehan.
  F ix
Anne LOGAN was born on 15 Apr 1863 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 23 Apr 1863 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Anne's baptism were James Connel and Mary Hayden.

Myles MCPARTLAND died. Myles married Catherine CARTY on 23 Feb 1846.

According to the marriage record of his daughter, Anne, Myles was a coachman.

Note: On Myles's marriage certificate his surname is given as Partlan. The names McPartland,  McParthlan, Parthlan and Partlan all seem to be interchangeable.

Catherine CARTY died. Catherine married Myles MCPARTLAND on 23 Feb 1846.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary MCPARTLAND was born in May 1847 in Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 20 May 1847.
  F ii Anne (Annie) Josephine MCPARTLAND was born in Jul 1849. She died in 1911.
  M iii
Thomas MCPARTLAND was born in Dec 1851 in Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 21 Dec 1851.
  F iv Catherine (Kate) Agnes MCPARTLAND died.

Peter John LOGAN [Parents] was born on 12 Apr 1886 in Dublin; or Greatmeadow, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 18 Apr 1886 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He died on 3 Aug 1968 in Hill of Down, Co. Meath. He was buried in St. Finian's Cemetery, Clonard, Co. Westmeath. Peter married Anna Maria HEVEY on 20 Oct 1937 in St. Mary's Church, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath.

Sponsors at Peter's baptism were Myles McPartland and Honora Hargaden. According to the 1911 census, Peter was born in the Dublin city which doesn't tie in with the information I received from family sources.

Peter was a station master and worked in Moycullen, Co. Galway and Hill of Down, Co. Meath. It is known that he was in Hill of Down in 1937 when he had to give evidence at an inquest into a fatality on the railway line. Peter was the last station master at Hill of Down.

Anna Maria HEVEY was born in 1901. She died on 1 Feb 1984 in Hill of Down, Co. Meath. She was buried in St. Finian's Cemetery, Clonard, Co. Westmeath. Anna married Peter John LOGAN on 20 Oct 1937 in St. Mary's Church, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath.


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They had the following children.

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