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Michael Joseph MORAHAN [Parents] was born on 31 May 1877 in Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died on 19 Sep 1939 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. Michael married Emily Mary MCSWINEY on 13 Apr 1899 in Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Dominic, Hackney, London.

Michael began his working life as a boat builder in Killarney alongside his father in the family business, Morahan & Son. By the time of the 1911 census Michael was a "sculptor - carver and modeller" in Killarney.

We know he moved to London soon afterwards because when his father, James, died in Killarney in 1912 Michael's address was 7 Vale Cottages, Kingston Vale, Putney, London (he was the informant on James's death certificate). A later address of Michael's was 32 Fairfield South, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

Emily Mary MCSWINEY [Parents] was born about 1876 in Lambeth, London. She died in probably before 29 September 1939. Emily married Michael Joseph MORAHAN on 13 Apr 1899 in Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Dominic, Hackney, London.

They had the following children.

  F i Dorothy MORAHAN was born on 23 Apr 1899. She died in 1980.
  F ii Kathleen MORAHAN was born in 1901. She died in 1994.
  M iii Michael James MORAHAN was born on 26 Dec 1902. He died in 1976.
  M iv Bernard (Barney) Joseph Burke MORAHAN was born in 1904. He died on 30 Nov 1989.
  M v Thomas Hugo MORAHAN was born on 29 Jun 1906. He died in 1969.
  M vi Dermot MORAHAN was born in 1908. He died after 30 Nov 1989.
  F vii Margaret MORAHAN was born on 27 Sep 1910. She died in 1998.

John MCSWINEY died.

The marriage certificate of his daughter Emily tells us that John was a "boot closer" from Lower Clapton in Hackney.

He had the following children.

  F i Emily Mary MCSWINEY was born about 1876. She died in probably before 29 September 1939.

Matthew FINN died. Matthew married Dorothy MORAHAN in 1949.

Dorothy MORAHAN [Parents] was born on 23 Apr 1899 in Hackney, London. She died in 1980. Dorothy married Matthew FINN in 1949.

The 1939 Register, taken on 29 September of that year, shows Dorothy apparently living on her own in the family home at 32 Fairfield South, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. Her father had died just 10 days earlier. The Register tells us that Dorothy was working at the time as a housekeeper.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Charles R. BACHE was born in 1900 in Fulham, London. He died in 1982 in Sutton, London. Charles married Kathleen MORAHAN in 1925 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

Charles was an electrical contractor.

Kathleen MORAHAN [Parents] was born in 1901 in Lambeth, London. She died in 1994 in Surrey. Kathleen married Charles R. BACHE in 1925 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

Kathleen and her husband, Charles, and their family lived at 69 Wolsey Drive, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.

Michael James MORAHAN [Parents] was born on 26 Dec 1902 in Herne Hill, London. He died in 1976 in Sudbury, Suffolk. Michael married Emily FLETCHER in 1928 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

Michael was a sculptor. He and his young family were living at 10 Laurel Close, Hendon, London in 1939.

Emily FLETCHER was born on 11 Nov 1903 in Twickenham, Middlesex. She died in 2001 in Berkshire. Emily married Michael James MORAHAN in 1928 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii James (Jim) MORAHAN was born on 16 Dec 1936. He died on 17 Mar 2011.

Thomas Hugo MORAHAN [Parents] was born on 29 Jun 1906 in Southfields, London. He died in 1969 in Chelsea, London. Thomas married Nancy Charlotte BARKER in 1928 in Chelsea registration district, London.

Other marriages:
HOWE, Katherine

Thomas appears to have gone by the name of Thomas N. Morahan. He was a film designer and was nominated for an Academy Award for art direction in the 1960 movie Sons and Lovers.

Nancy Charlotte BARKER was born in 1904 in Kent. She died in 1977 in London. Nancy married Thomas Hugo MORAHAN in 1928 in Chelsea registration district, London.

They had the following children.

  M i Christopher Thomas MORAHAN was born on 9 Jul 1929. He died on 7 Apr 2017.

Thomas Hugo MORAHAN [Parents] was born on 29 Jun 1906 in Southfields, London. He died in 1969 in Chelsea, London. Thomas married Katherine HOWE in 1942 in Chelsea registration district, London.

Other marriages:
BARKER, Nancy Charlotte

Thomas appears to have gone by the name of Thomas N. Morahan. He was a film designer and was nominated for an Academy Award for art direction in the 1960 movie Sons and Lovers.

Katherine HOWE was born in 1916 in County Durham. She died in 1979 in Hampstead, London. Katherine married Thomas Hugo MORAHAN in 1942 in Chelsea registration district, London.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.

Dermot MORAHAN [Parents] was born in 1908 in Kingston Vale, Putney, London. He died after 30 Nov 1989 in Paraná, Entre Rios, Argentina. Dermot married Isabel (Pilo) PODESTÁ in 1937.

Isabel (Pilo) PODESTÁ was born in 1916 in Italy. She died in 2003. Isabel married Dermot MORAHAN in 1937.

They had the following children.

  M i
Patrick Benedict MORAHAN was born in 1949. He died in 2017.
  ii Living.
  iii Living.
  iv Living.
  v Living.

Cecil J. CHAMBERLAIN was born on 11 Jan 1908 in Hertfordshire. He died in 1992 in Dorset. Cecil married Margaret MORAHAN in 1934 in Surrey N.E. registration district.

The 1939 Register tells us that Cecil was "previously dispense Boots chemist"and was currently "assistant superintendent assurance agents".

Margaret MORAHAN [Parents] was born on 27 Sep 1910 in Kingston Vale, Putney, London. She died in 1998 in Surrey. Margaret married Cecil J. CHAMBERLAIN in 1934 in Surrey N.E. registration district.

They had the following children.

  F i Frances CHAMBERLAIN was born in 1940. She died in 1989.

William SULLIVAN [Parents] was born on 25 Feb 1916 in Lackabawn, Millstreet, Co. Cork. He died in 1992. William married Esther JOYCE on 25 Jun 1944 in Ahane Church, Annacrotty, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.

William was a soldier at the time of his marriage (1944).

Esther JOYCE was born on 16 Apr 1924 in Limerick. She died in 1995 in Co. Limerick. Esther married William SULLIVAN on 25 Jun 1944 in Ahane Church, Annacrotty, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children.

  M i
Edward (Eamon) Plunkett SULLIVAN was born on 8 Jul 1945 in Co. Limerick. He died in 2018 in Limerick.
  M ii Living.
  F iii
Bridget SULLIVAN was born in 1948. She died in 2017.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.
  F vi Living.

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