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Thomas (Tom) FITZGERALD [Parents] was born on 23 Oct 1872 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He died on 9 May 1940 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. Thomas married Honora (Nora) MOLONEY on 1 Feb 1908 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Honora (Nora) MOLONEY [Parents] was born on 18 Nov 1879 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 20 Nov 1879 in Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 13 May 1923 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Old Abbey cemetery, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. Honora married Thomas (Tom) FITZGERALD on 1 Feb 1908 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

The sponsors at Nora's baptism were Michael Hudson and Johanna Hudson.

Church records show a birth date for Nora of 18 January 1880 but Tom Moloney, a grandnephew of Nora's, has discovered that her birth date was probably exactly two months earlier, i.e. 18 November 1879. According to Tom, "While it is true that the Church record gives 18 Jan as the birth date, the Civil record gives the date as 15 December 1879. The civil record itself was registered on 16 January 1880, two days before she was born according to the parish records. I had been aware of this anomaly for some time but it was only recently that I looked into it to see if there might be some explanation. Well it turns out that not just Nora's date but several others are also out of sync. In fact the Church records no baptisms for the months of October and November 1879. Thereafter there is a preponderance of birth dates which are exactly 61 days after the corresponding date in the Civil Records. 61 days is the total number of days in October and November together. It became clear - to me at any rate - what happened. They had skipped two months. If the births for December are pushed back to October then they fall into line with those of the civil record. Likewise January 1880 needs to be pushed back to November 1879. Why did this happen? Surely they weren't so crazy that they didn't know what month it was. I think the baptisms were first recorded in a rough notebook and later entered in the official book. The person writing in the rough book may have written "10-bris" as a shorthand for October. When it came to entering them in the official book, the clerk must have interpreted "10-bris" as December. (That would be reasonable. Anyone reading old baptism registries will be familiar with the abbreviation system where "10-bris" is December, "9-bris" is November, etc.) Subsequent month names must not have been entered at all in the rough book: one would recognise the new month when the dates went from something like 30 or 31 back down to 1 or 2. This misplacing of dates carried on until June 1880. Then, suddenly, they jump back to April 1880 and thereafter carry on properly."

Nora's brother Jim married a sister (Hannah) of Nora's husband, Tom.

Nora died of heart failure at the age of 43. Her grave in the Old Abbey cemetery was never marked but is believed to have been just a short distance inside the gate.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were John Cahill and Mary Fitzgerald, both of Abbeyfeale.

They had the following children.

  M i
John FITZGERALD was born on 15 Jun 1909 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 16 Jun 1909 in St. Mary's Church, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He died on 2 Apr 1910 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

Baptismal sponsors were John Moloney and Catherine Fitzgerald.

John died aged nine months of "debility" from birth.
  F ii Margaret Mary FITZGERALD was born on 9 Dec 1910. She died on 15 Apr 1999.
  M iii Denis FITZGERALD was born on 1 Apr 1912. He died on 2 Feb 1968.
  F iv
Catherine Cecelia FITZGERALD was born on 21 Nov 1913 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 22 Nov 1913 in St. Mary's Church, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She died on 3 Mar 1917 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

Catherine's baptismal sponsors were Jeremiah Kennelly and Mary Anne Kennelly.

Catherine died at the age of three.
  F v Mary Teresa FITZGERALD was born on 24 May 1916. She died after 15 Apr 1999.
  F vi
Hanora Ita FITZGERALD was born on 6 Sep 1917 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 6 Sep 1917 in St. Mary's Church, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She died on 10 Feb 1918 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

Hanora was baptised on the day she was born. The only baptismal sponsor listed on her certificate of baptism is Margaret Healy. Hanora died at the age of five months.
  F vii
Helen Winifred FITZGERALD was born on 29 Nov 1918 in Glenshrone, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 30 Nov 1918 in St. Mary's Church, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She died on 28 Apr 2006 in Maryfield Convent, Chapelizod, Dublin.

Baptismal sponsors were John Moloney and Julia Moloney.

Helen entered the convent, joining the Poor Servants of the Mother of God snd becoming Sr. Ellen.

John Joseph (John Joe) MOLONEY [Parents] was born on 4 Feb 1915 in Sluicequarter, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 5 Feb 1915 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 25 Apr 2007 in Sluicequarter, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh, Co. Kerry. John married Johannah (Hannah) MEADE on 3 Nov 1951 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at John Joe's baptism were John Moloney and Julia Moloney.

John Joe inherited the family farm in Sluicequarter/Islandanny where he had been born. The Sluicequarter area of Duagh tended to be known as Islandanny in the 19th century and Sluicequarter in the 20th century, although their boundaries are not he same, Sluicequarter being part of the larger Islandanny. However, when discussing the Moloney family farm the two placenames are interchangeable. Sluicequarter residents now appear to use Kilmorna as their address.

Johannah (Hannah) MEADE [Parents] was born on 18 Nov 1920 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 24 Mar 2010 in Sluicequarter, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh, Co. Kerry. Johannah married John Joseph (John Joe) MOLONEY on 3 Nov 1951 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  M iv Living.
  M v Living.

Patrick DALTON [Parents] was born on 25 Nov 1951. He died on 26 Apr 2021. Patrick married Mary Catherine MOLONEY in 1994 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

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

John (Jackie) MEADE [Parents] was born on 15 Nov 1877 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 27 Mar 1954 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. John married Catherine FITZMAURICE on 16 Feb 1915 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Jackie was the only surviving child of Joseph and Bridget's five children. He inherited the family farm in Islandanny.

Catherine FITZMAURICE [Parents] was born about 23 Jul 1883 in Leitrim East, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 25 Jul 1883 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 23 Feb 1967 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. Catherine married John (Jackie) MEADE on 16 Feb 1915 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  F i
Sr. Mercedes MEADE was born in 1917 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 19 Jan 2014 in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare.
  M ii
Joseph (Joe) MEADE was born in 1919 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died in 1989 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  F iii Johannah (Hannah) MEADE was born on 18 Nov 1920. She died on 24 Mar 2010.
  F iv
Bridget (Bridie) MEADE was born in 1922 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died in 2013 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

James Joseph (J.J.) HEALY [Parents] was born in 1873 in Co. Tipperary. He died in Sep 1950 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. James married Bridget (Biddy) HEWITT on 6 Feb 1928 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford.

J.J., a butcher, owned the Carrick Bacon Store on Main St., Carrick-on-Suir. J.J. was also a well-known local historian and a skilled oarsman.

Bridget (Biddy) HEWITT [Parents] was born on 18 Aug 1902 in Bansha, Co. Tipperary. She died in 1986 in probably Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. Bridget married James Joseph (J.J.) HEALY on 6 Feb 1928 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford.

Biddy and her husband, J.J., lived with their family at 16 Main St., Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.

They had the following children.

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

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

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

William HEALY died. William married Ann QUINLAN.

Ann QUINLAN died. Ann married William HEALY.

They had the following children.

  M i James Joseph (J.J.) HEALY was born in 1873. He died in Sep 1950.

Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].

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