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Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

  i Living.
  ii Living.
  iii Living.
  iv Living.
  v Living.
  vi Living.

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

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

Maurice CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 20 May 1862 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 22 May 1862 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 25 Apr 1924 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Maurice married Mary Anne FORAN on 25 Aug 1901 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

There is absolutely no proof available to indicate that Maurice was a son of the Bryan Cunningham who was known as "Little Bryan", but for the following reasons it is being assumed that they were father and son:

1. It is known that Maurice's father was named Bryan.

2. Maurice's son, Billy, married a Jo O'Connor who was related to him. It is thought by the family that they were third cousins, and this would make sense if Maurice were Little Bryan's son as it would make Billy and Jo third cousins once removed. It could be argued that Maurice could have been a son of the Bryan Cunningham who married Johanna Hudson, but if this were the case, then Billy and Jo would be first cousins once removed.

3. It could also be argued that Maurice's father, Bryan, was neither Little Bryan, nor Bryan who married Johanna Hudson. This is unlikely because within our original Kilbaha Cunningham family, there were only three brothers, Myles, Daniel and Timothy. Myles had a son called Bryan (who married Johanna Hudson); Daniel had a son, Bryan (Little Bryan); and Timothy never married. And given that the only Cunninghams listed in Griffith's Valuation (1850s) for Kilbaha are Myles, Daniel and Timothy, it is most likely that Maurice's father had to have been either Myles's or Daniel's son.

In the 1901 census return for the household of James Cunningham in Kilbaha North, there is a Maurice Cunningham listed as a brother of James. Maurice's occupation is given as shopkeeper. If, as we think, Maurice's mother was Catherine Danaher, then his age (34) at the time of the 1901 census does not tie in with his baptismal date which would have made him 39 at the time of the census. Sponsors at the baptism of Maurice, son of Bryan Cunningham and Catherine Danaher, were Edmond Stack and Hanora Stack.

It is known that Maurice moved to Moyvane village (from Kilbaha?) "around 1900".

Maurice's death certificate tells us he died of heart failure.

Mary Anne FORAN [Parents] was born on 27 Apr 1873 in Moyvane village, Co. Kerry. She died on 25 May 1927 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Mary married Maurice CUNNINGHAM on 25 Aug 1901 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mary and her husband, Maurice, lived in the village of Newtownsandes (now known as Moyvane).

Mary died aged 53 in hospital in Listowel following an accident. She had been filling a container with petrol at her home in Moyvane when a spark from the fire ignited the petrol, causing her serious burns to her face and hands. She died some hours later in hospital in Listowel.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were James Cunningham and Mary Shine.

They had the following children.

  M i Bryan (Ben) CUNNINGHAM was born on 8 Jul 1902. He died on 22 Feb 1964.
  M ii
Patrick (Pat) J. CUNNINGHAM was born on 8 Jul 1903 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 9 Jul 1903 in Main St., Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 16 Nov 1984 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were John Cunningham and Honora Shine.

Pat was ordained a priest in 1929 and served at the Church of Ss Peter and Paul in New Orleans.
  F iii Catherine CUNNINGHAM was born on 28 Oct 1904. She died on 2 Jul 1982.
  F iv Mary CUNNINGHAM was born on 10 Mar 1906. She died before 16 Nov 1984.
  F v Hanora (Nora) CUNNINGHAM was born on 10 Nov 1907. She died on 22 Nov 1982.
  M vi John (Jack) CUNNINGHAM was born on 12 May 1909. He died in 1982.
  M vii William (Billy) CUNNINGHAM was born on 1 Dec 1910. He died on 22 Nov 1985.
  M viii
Daniel (Danny) CUNNINGHAM was born on 21 Mar 1912 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. He died on 28 May 1995 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Danny, who never married, lived in Moyvane.
  M ix
James (Jimmy) Francis CUNNINGHAM was born on 9 Nov 1913 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. He died on 17 Jan 1966 in U.S..

James was ordained a priest in 1939 and served at Annunciation Church, New Orleans.
  M x
Maurice CUNNINGHAM was born on 14 Sep 1915 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. He died on 1 Oct 1915 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry.

Maurice died at the age of two weeks of "either debility from birth or compression of brain".
  F xi Maud CUNNINGHAM was born on 2 Apr 1918. She died on 27 Feb 1974.

Living.

Bernadette FINUCANE [Parents] died on 1 Jan 2001 in probably Limerick. She was buried in Limerick. Bernadette married James MOLYNEAUX.

Bernadette lived in Mungret, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children.

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

Michael (Mick) Christopher FINUCANE [Parents] was born on 19 Dec 1922 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 5 Jul 2016. Michael married Margaret (Peggy) FOLEY in 1950 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Other marriages:
Living

In his youth, Mick was a fine boxer and Gaelic football player. He was a member of the Kerry team which took part in the historic 1947 All-Ireland football final held in the Polo Grounds in New York. Unfortunately for Kerry, they were defeated by Cavan.

Mick lived in Urlee, Lisselton, Co. Kerry.

Margaret (Peggy) FOLEY was born in 1925. She died on 4 May 1981. She was buried in Ballydonoghue, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Michael (Mick) Christopher FINUCANE in 1950 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv
Norma FINUCANE died on 20 Sep 2007. She was buried in Gale Cemetery, Ballydonoghue, Co. Kerry.
  F v Living.
  M vi Living.
  M vii Living.
  F viii Living.

Michael (Mick) Christopher FINUCANE [Parents] was born on 19 Dec 1922 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 5 Jul 2016. Michael married Anne MURPHY on 18 Aug 1992 in Ballydonoghue, Co. Kerry.

Other marriages:
FOLEY, Margaret (Peggy)

In his youth, Mick was a fine boxer and Gaelic football player. He was a member of the Kerry team which took part in the historic 1947 All-Ireland football final held in the Polo Grounds in New York. Unfortunately for Kerry, they were defeated by Cavan.

Mick lived in Urlee, Lisselton, Co. Kerry.

Living.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Liam B. LYNCH [Parents] was born on 1 Jun 1927 in Urlee, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Jul 1989 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ballybunion. Liam married Elizabeth (Betty) Mary FINUCANE on 16 Apr 1955 in Our Lady of Angels Church, the Bronx, New York City.

Elizabeth (Betty) Mary FINUCANE [Parents] was born on 15 Aug 1926 in Urlee, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. She died on 4 Apr 2017. Elizabeth married Liam B. LYNCH on 16 Apr 1955 in Our Lady of Angels Church, the Bronx, New York City.

Betty and her husband, Liam, lived in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

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

Ronald (Ron) KENNEDY was born on 1 Jun 1941 in Dundee, Scotland. He died before 5 Jun 2013. Ronald married Ellen (Eileen) Mary Jane FINUCANE on 21 Apr 1973 in St. Anastasia Church, Teaneck, New Jersey.

Ellen (Eileen) Mary Jane FINUCANE [Parents] was born on 5 May 1931 in Urlee, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. She died on 5 Jun 2013 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in St. John's Church cemetery, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. Ellen married Ronald (Ron) KENNEDY on 21 Apr 1973 in St. Anastasia Church, Teaneck, New Jersey.

Eileen emigrated to the United States and settled in Teaneck, New Jersey where she lived for a number of years. She later returned to Ireland.


Living.

Mary Ann (Mona) FINUCANE [Parents] was born on 13 Apr 1929 in Urlee, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. She died on 29 Apr 2010 in New York City. Mary married Joseph (Joe) WOYTOWICH on 21 Sep 1968 in St. George's Church, Manhattan, New York City.

Mona lived in New York.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

John O'SULLIVAN [Parents] was born about 27 Jun 1862 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 29 Jun 1862 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 8 Oct 1898 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John married Bridget SHANAHAN on 5 Feb 1891 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John was Edmond's twin. John inherited the family farm on the death of his father, Patrick, in 1891. Patrick died just four days after John's marriage. The farm eventually went to Jim Sheehy following his marriage to John's daughter Catherine in 1918.

John was only 42 years of age when he died of tuberculosis.

Bridget SHANAHAN [Parents] was born about 14 Jan 1857 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 16 Jan 1857 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 1 Apr 1895 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Bridget married John O'SULLIVAN on 5 Feb 1891 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Bridget's baptism were John Shanahan and Honora McMahon.

Bridget died at the age of 38 of "post-partum shock, 4 hours". I have unable to locate a birth record for the child she delivered. It appears he or she died at birth or died young as family sources have provided me with details of only two children, Kathleen and Mary, born in 1892 and 1893 respectively. If anyone has any information on Bridget's child born probably 1 April 1895, I would be grateful if you get in touch by emailing Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Thomas Stack and Thomas McElligott.

They had the following children.

  F i Catherine (Kathleen) O'SULLIVAN was born on 6 Feb 1892. She died on 31 May 1974.
  F ii Mary Teresa O'SULLIVAN was born on 26 Mar 1893.

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