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Myles CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born in possibly January 1777 in Monagea, Co. Limerick. He was christened in possibly 26 Jan 1777 in Monagea, Co. Limerick. He died before 1 Mar 1879 in probably Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. Myles married Johanna LYONS / LYNES.

Please see my notes on Myles's probable father, Bryan, regarding Myles's possible date and place of birth.

Myles, who farmed in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (now known as Moyvane), Co. Kerry, moved from Co. Limerick to north Kerry either with his family as a child, or as a young man. Seeing that his brother Daniel also settled in Kilbaha, and his probable brother John also settled in north Kerry (in Irremore near Listowel) I am inclined to think the entire family moved to Karry when the brothers were children.  

Myles and his wife, Johanna, had a son and seven daughters, all of whom married and remained in the parish of Newtownsandes. Everyone in the area knew of the seven daughters because it so unusual to have seven sisters all married and living in the parish at the same time.

Parish records have been located (on www.irishgenealogy.ie) for several Cunninghams with Kilbaha connections who may be related to Myles:

A Mary Cunningham of Kilbaha married a Daniel Mangan in Moyvane on 29 July 1843. Witnesses were Thomas Mulvihill and George Mahony. Baptismal records have been located (on www.irishgenealogy.ie) for an Elizabeth and Daniel Cunningham, children of a James Cunningham and a Hanora Thornton of Kilbaha. Elizabeth was baptised on 7 December 1841 (sponsors were Michael Thornton and Mary Thornton) and Daniel on 18 May 1844 (with sponsors Daniel Cunningham and Honora Cunningham).

Johanna LYONS / LYNES was born about 1794 in possibly Knockbrane, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry; or Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died on 1 Mar 1879 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Johanna married Myles CUNNINGHAM.

Unfortunately very little is known of Johanna or the Lyons/Lynes family (the names Lyons and Lynes are interchangeable) although I have been told thay may have come from Knockbrane in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry or Newtownsandes (now Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

However, Heather Olson, a descendant of Johanna and her husband, Myles Cunningham, tells me she has an uncle who is a DNA match with the following people with Lyons/Lynes connections:

1. A descendant of Edmund Dineen from Glenalappa, Moyvane and Honora Lynes from Shronagragra, Moyvane who were married in Moyvane in 1858. Honora was baptised in Duagh, Co. Kerry in 1835 and her parents were Daniel Lynes and Honora Shine who would have been contemporaries of Myles and Johanna. Honora Shine was from Kilbaha.

2. A descendant of Margaret Lynes and Richard Woulfe. It appears Margaret was a sister of Honora Lynes and was baptised in Kilbaha in 1844. She emigrated to the United States, married Richard, and they had a daughter named Aileen.

3. Mary Stack, a daughter of Catherine Lynes and Michael Stack. Catherine was a daughter of  Dermot Lynes and Mary Sullivan and was baptised in Kilbaha in 1839. This DNA match is also a shared match with the descendant of Margaret Lynes and Richard Woulfe.  

It appears, therefore, that our Johanna above was related to Daniel Lynes and Dermot Lynes. Could they have been siblings?

Lynes is a variant of Lyons and is most numerous in counties Kerry, Cork, Limerick and Tipperary. It is an anlicisation of the Irish surname "Ó Laighin" from the word "laighean" meaning lance or spear. The Lyons surname is one of the commonest surnames in Ireland, particularly in the three southern provinces. In Ulster it is usually a variant of the English and Scottish surname "Lyon", but elsewhere it is virtually always the anglicised version of one of two Irish names, Ó Laighin, or Ó Liathain which possibly derives from the Irish word "liath" meaning grey. The Ó Laighin name originated in two areas, Co. Kerry and east Co. Galway. In Kerry the name was almost invariably anglicised as "Lyne". The Ó Liathain family is reputed to have originated in Co. Limerick but the Ó Liathain name is now more common in Co. Cork, particularly in the north of the county.

They had the following children.

  M i Bryan CUNNINGHAM was born about 16 Dec 1822. He died on 7 Jul 1901.
  F ii Ellen CUNNINGHAM was born about 26 Apr 1825. She died on 26 May 1883.
  F iii Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM was born about 1826. She died on 15 Apr 1908.
  F iv
Johanna CUNNINGHAM was born about 24 Apr 1830 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 26 Apr 1830 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. She died in probably between 1830 and 1840.

Because another daughter also named Johanna was born ten years later, it is likely that this Johanna died as a child.

There were no sponsors listed on Johanna's baptismal record.
  F v Mary CUNNINGHAM was born about 4 Oct 1832. She died in possibly after 2 Apr 1911.
  F vi Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM was born about 3 Mar 1835. She died after 2 Apr 1911.
  F vii Johanna CUNNINGHAM was born about 25 Sep 1840. She died on 16 Jan 1920.
  F viii Brigid (Biddy) CUNNINGHAM was born about 25 Sep 1840. She died before 2 Apr 1911.
  F ix Ann (Nance) CUNNINGHAM died before 31 Mar 1901.

Richard (Richie Bryan) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 2 Jun 1852 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 4 Jun 1852 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 24 Dec 1926 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Richard married Brigid (Brigie) DORE on 27 Feb 1892 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

The sponsor at Richie's baptism was Daniel Kearney.

Richie was also known as 'Richie Bryan'. He and his wife, Brigie, lived in Kilbaha.

The writer of a handwritten family tree on the 'Moyvane and District' page of Jer Kennelly's online album collection (see Links page on this website) tells us that "A son of this marriage [i.e., the marriage of Richie and Brigie], Myles or Sean Cunningham, settled in Killeedy, Co. Limerick and on 19th Jan. 1851 married Eliz. Dore of [what looks like] Darriry whose grandfather, Maurice Dower, had come down to Killeedy from Gortnagloss about the same time as James Dower moved to Newtownsandes. Maurice and James may have been brothers". However, because Richie and Brigie married in 1892, no son of that marriage could have married in 1851 and because Elizabeth Dore's husband was Oliver Cunningham, it is possible that Richie had a relative named Oliver Cunningham. Unfortunately I have been unsuccessful in finding out any other information on Oliver.

Brigid (Brigie) DORE [Parents] was born about 17 Dec 1857 in Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 19 Dec 1857 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 6 Jul 1916 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Brigid married Richard (Richie Bryan) CUNNINGHAM on 27 Feb 1892 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary (Molly) CUNNINGHAM was born on 10 Mar 1893. She died on 22 Jul 1976.
  M ii Bryan (Brianeen) CUNNINGHAM was born on 10 Sep 1894. He died on 21 Dec 1966.
  F iii
Johanna (Sr. Mary Ellen) CUNNINGHAM was born on 25 Nov 1895 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 27 Nov 1895 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 13 Aug 1989 in Concordia, Kansas.

Johanna's baptismal sponsors were Michael Stack and Mary Dore.

Johanna was also known as Hannie. She and her sister Maggie left Ireland in 1915 to join the Sisters of St. Joseph at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia, Kansas.

Ellis Island records (on www.ellisisland.org) show that the sisters arrived in New York on 12 September 1915 and were joining a "cousin", Bishop John Francis Cunningham, of Concordia, Kansas. Johanna and Maggie appear to have been first cousins twice removed of the bishop's (their grandfather Bryan Cunningham would have been a first cousin of his). Bishop Cunningham apparently encouraged several other Cunningham family members - along with Mulvihill and Fitzgerald relatives - to enter religious life in Kansas.  

Sr. Mary Ellen was a nursing sister and worked in El Paso, Texas for a time before returning to Kansas to work in St. Anthony's Hospital in Concordia.
  F iv Hanora (Nora) CUNNINGHAM was born on 6 Dec 1896. She died on 19 Feb 1988.
  M v
Thomas CUNNINGHAM was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 18 Apr 1898 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

I have been given a baptismal date of 18 April 1898 by a family source for Thomas, which is the same baptismal date I was given for his sisters Margaret and Ellen whom we know to have been been twins. However, Thomas's name is not listed in the birth register with Margaret and Ellen.

It appears Thomas may have died very young as we have no account of his life beyond his baptism.
  F vi
Margaret (Sr. Mary Estelle) CUNNINGHAM was born on 17 Apr 1898 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 18 Apr 1898 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 3 Oct 1987 in Concordia, Kansas.

Margaret and Ellen were twins. Margaret's baptismal sponsors were not recorded on the parish register.

Margaret was also known as Maggie. She and her sister, Hannie, left Ireland in 1915 to join the Sisters of St. Joseph at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia, Kansas.

Sr. Mary Estelle, who was a nursing sister, worked for more than 30 years in St. Joseph's Hospital in Belvidere, Illinois. In 1973, due to frail health, she returned to Concordia where she continued to help with nursing duties.
  F vii
Ellen CUNNINGHAM was born on 17 Apr 1898 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 17 Apr 1898 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ellen, a twin, died shortly after birth.
  F viii
Eileen CUNNINGHAM was born on 13 Aug 1899 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 19 Jan 1988 in Askeaton, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Eileen is listed (as Ellie) in the 1911 census return for the household of her aunt Manie Dore in Moyvane South. In 1928 Eileen emigrated to the United States and lived in New York for many years. She never married and retired to Listowel where she lived with her sister Bridie.

  M ix John (Jack) CUNNINGHAM was born on 1 Jul 1901. He died on 7 Nov 1995.
  F x
Bridget (Bridie) CUNNINGHAM was born on 7 Apr 1904 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 9 Apr 1904 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 24 Nov 1982 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Bridie's baptismal sponsors were Jeremiah Kennelly and Elizabeth Kennelly.

Bridie was a nurse in London and later in Listowel District Hospital. In Listowel she spent many years working on night duty - she would do three months of 12-hour shifts, getting only a one or two day break before the next three-month cycle would start. Bridie lived on Court House Road in Listowel.

Thomas (Tom) Joseph STACK [Parents] was born on 20 Jan 1922 in Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. He died on 12 May 2020 in Ennis, Co. Clare. Thomas married Joan MURPHY on 14 Feb 1957.

Tom was an engineer and lived in Ennis, Co. Clare. He was the CFO (Chief Fire Officer) for Co. Clare for over 30 years.

Living.

They had the following children.

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

Richard HUDSON [Parents] was born in abt 1780s in north Kerry. He died before 1853 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in probably Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Richard married Margaret FINUCANE about 1815 in north Kerry.

We do not know where exactly Richard was born but we are presuming that it was in north Kerry. We do know he was baptised into the Protestant faith although he converted to Catholicism and his children were raised as Catholics owing to his marriage to a Catholic. We also know Richard was related to wealthy Edward Hudson of Strand St. in Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Based on birth and baptismal dates for his children, it appears he and his wife, Margaret, moved several times while the children were young. Why did they move so often? Hudson researcher Tom Moloney has suggested the following very plausible explanation:

"What we have is:
Edmond, born in Bunagara, Listowel, Co. Kerry, baptised in Listowel in 1816
Johanna, born in Trieneragh, Duagh, Co. Kerry, baptised in Duagh in 1820
Patrick, born in Droumcunnig, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry, baptised in Abbeydorney in 1838
Now Duagh baptisms records begin in 1819 while those in Abbeydorney only survive from 1835 forward. Listowel records look complete from 1800 to 1826.
The Hudsons were ejected from Bunagara sometime around 1820, probably before. My feeling is that they moved temporarily to Trieneragh. It should be noted that Trieneragh is adjacent to Bunagara - only the river Feale separates the two townlands. It's believable that the Hudsons may have had some friends in Trieneragh who gave them shelter for a short while. William may have been born there in say 1818 and baptised in Duagh but no record of that survives.
Sometime after 1820 but before 1827, the family might have moved to Droumcunig. This townland was of course held by the Hudson family of Tralee. And it may be the case that Edward Hudson, out of sympathy for his cousin, set up Richard with a farm plot there. Further children (Richard, Jeremiah, Frank and John) were born there and baptised in Abbeydorney but, of course, there's no record of them due to the fact that records there only begin in 1835."

By 1850 it appears Richard and Margaret had settled in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. The aforementioned Edward Hudson owned over 400 acres of land in Kilbaha and it is likely Richard and Margaret lived on a plot belonging to Edward. Descendants of Richard and Margaret's still live in Kilbaha.

Although we do not have an exact date of death for Richard we do know he had died before his youngest child, Patrick, emigrated to the United States in 1853.

Margaret FINUCANE [Parents] was born about 1793 in possibly Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She died on 20 May 1877 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in probably Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Richard HUDSON about 1815 in north Kerry.

It is possible that Margaret was a daughter of John Finucane and Kate Lynch of Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert. One source tells us she was but another says she was a daughter of a John Finucane of Ardmore who had sons named John - who emigrated to the United States - and possibly Frank. Because the John who married Kate Lynch had a son named John who did not emigrate, it seems there may have been two John Finucanes living in Ardmore around the same time resulting in the uncertainty regarding Margaret's parents.

Another possibility is that Margaret was from Bunagara, near Listowel, Co. Kerry as the family of her husband, Richard, had Bunagara connections and their first child, Edward, was born in Bunagara. One of Edward's baptismal sponsors was a Dermot Finucane. Was Dermot the Dermot Finucane of Bunagara who married Margaret Browne and had a daughter named Margaret in 1834? There was also a Dermot Finucane who lived in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane) around that time. It is worth noting that there was also a Dermot Finucane from Ardmore, Carhoonakineely who was born in 1835 (so obviously not Edward's sponsor) to John Finucane and Julia O'Sullivan. In any case, I think it probable that the Tarbert Finucanes were related to the Bunagara Finucanes.          

An indication of what life was like for Margaret and her family back then comes from stories told by family members. For example, Richard and Margaret's son, William, once told a relative that he remembered that while a mass was being said at the house when he was a child, people were put on guard duty outside to see to it that no British police would bother those inside. He also remembered there being firearms in the house at the time. And William's brother, Patrick, told his own son, William, that his (Patrick's) mother, i.e. Margaret, was "beaten up" a number of times by local Whiteboys, agrarian agitators who operated in Ireland at the time.

Of the eight surving children of Margaret and her husband, Richard, six emigrated to the United States, with only their eldest son, who took over the family farm, and their only surviving daughter marrying a Kilbaha man remaining in Kilbaha.

In case there is a connection, here's some information on a Finucane family with possible Duagh connections. It has been provided by Patricia Finucan (sic) of Pennsylvania (her family lost the 'e' in the surname after their arrival in the United States). Patricia's ancestor Thomas Finucane was born January or February of 1848 in Ireland and emigrated to the U.S. before 1870. He had at least two  cousins who lived in the U.S., Daniel McCarthy and Maria McCarthy; and his death record states that his parents were John and either Ellen or Ann. Thomas was buried with members of the family of Daniel Dillon from Duagh. Patricia believes Thomas and Daniel Dillon were related as Thomas and his cousin Daniel McCarthy were living with Daniel Dillon's family at the time of the 1870 U.S. census.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward (Edmond) HUDSON was born about 9 Mar 1816. He died on 10 Oct 1883.
  M ii William HUDSON was born about 1818. He died on 2 Jul 1893.
  F iii Johanna HUDSON was born about 26 Nov 1820. She died on 1 Dec 1897.
  M iv Richard HUDSON was born on 15 Aug 1827. He died on 14 Sep 1902.
  M v Jeremiah HUDSON was born about 1830. He died on 20 May 1905.
  M vi Francis (Frank) John HUDSON was born about 1831. He died on 9 Nov 1898.
  M vii
John HUDSON was born in Aug 1832 in probably Droumcunig, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry. He was christened in probably Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry. He died on 20 Apr 1907 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh.

John emigrated to the United States in 1852, living initially in Philadelphia before settling in Oshkosh in 1857. It is known that he worked as a coachman for a Dr. Eaton in Oshkosh and for the North Side Hospital, also in Oshkosh. Apparently John visited Ireland 11 times after moving to the States, his last visit being in 1877 during his his mother's final illness (he is listed as the informant on her death certificate). His grandniece Esther Peil (née Hudson) of Racine, Wisconsin, remembered John as a tall thin man with a beard.

John never married. He died in the Oshkosh poor house where it appears he had been living for a number of years (he was listed as a pauper there in the 1900 census).
  M viii Patrick Robert HUDSON was born on 13 May 1838. He died on 15 Dec 1914.
  F ix
'unknown' HUDSON (female) was born in north Co. Kerry. She died.

We know of 'unknown's existence from a letter written by Tom Sheehan (1900-1981) of Kilbaha in 1981 to his relative Bill Hudson of Florida. In the letter Tom writes "Edward Hudson had 2 sisters, one was married to Brian Cunningham, Johanna, and she had a sister that died very young." Unfortunately we have no further information on this sister.

John DORE [Parents] was born about 1824 in Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. He died on 28 Dec 1897 in Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. John married Honora (Nora) LYNDON in 1850.

Although his family's surname was originally Dower, John went by the name of Dore. I am also told that the Dowers who emigrated to the United States tended to use the Dore surname. A possible reason for this could be that Dower may have been pronounced as Dore and it may have been easier to spell it as such. The Dowers who emigrated to New Zealand appear to have retained their surname.

Honora (Nora) LYNDON was born in Kilnaughton, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She died after 30 Mar 1901. Honora married John DORE in 1850.

Six relatives of Nora's: Patrick Lyndon and his sister Mary along with Michael Scanlon and his three sisters, Mary, Katie and Bridget Scanlon, were among 17 people drowned on 15 August 1893 in a boating accident on the Shannon near Tarbert.

Fifteen young people from the area had hired two boats to take them the three miles from Tarbert to Co. Clare on an excursion. It was the Feast of the Assumption, traditionally a day of celebration at the end of the year's harvest. One of the boatmen did not turn up on the morning of the 15th, so all the passengers crowded onto the other boat with the second boatman and his son. On the way across, the boat began to take in water through some loose laths, but the passengers bailed it out with their boots and they made it across.

They were not so lucky on the way back that evening. There was a strong tide and when the boat was within a few hundred yards of the shore, it was seen to drift downriver. Cries and shouting were heard on shore, but they were taken to be cries of excitement rather than cries for help and the alarm was not raised until the next day. It was too late - there were no survivors. The tragedy was a devastating blow for the Tarbert area, and for many years afterwards, people refused to go boating on the Shannon on 15 August. A plaque in memory of the victims was erected on the coast road near Tarbert around 1993.

They had the following children.

  F i Ellen (Ellie) DORE was born about 1850. She died on 28 Mar 1938.
  F ii Mary (Manie) DORE was born about 11 Dec 1853. She died in Jul 1921.
  F iii Brigid (Brigie) DORE was born about 17 Dec 1857. She died on 6 Jul 1916.

Living.

Living [Parents].


Daniel MADDEN died. Daniel married Margaret MULVIHILL on 7 Feb 1837 in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry.

Margaret MULVIHILL was born in probably Ballyline, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. She died. Margaret married Daniel MADDEN on 7 Feb 1837 in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Patrick Mulvihill and Michael O'Brien.

They had the following children.

  M i Nicholas MADDEN was born about 1844. He died on 23 Apr 1919.

John MOLONEY [Parents] was born about 1 Jul 1849 in Rathcahill, Monagea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 1 Jul 1849 in Monagea, Co. Limerick. He died on 3 Feb 1936 in Sluicequarter, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Abbeyfeale Old Churchyard, Co. Limerick. John married Margaret HUDSON on 15 Feb 1876 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

The sponsors at John's baptism were Patrick Enright and Bridget Mulcahy.

John and his wife, Margaret, lived in Sluicequarter, Duagh, Co. Kerry. Sluicequarter is located in the area of Duagh known as Islandanny, and the names Sluicequarter and Islandanny are often used interchangeably. The name Islandanny seems to have been used more in the 19th century when referring to Sluicequarter, while Sluicequarter appears to have been more commonly used in the 20th century.

Islandanny is not actually an official townland in Duagh parish, rather it is generally regarded as a grouping of the following townlands that lie north of the river Feale: Sluicequarter, Rea, Knocknacaheragh, Pilgrim Hill, Lacca East and Shronebeirne. The name Sluicequarter is not in fact used so much any more; Kilmorna - not an official townland either - has been increasingly used as an address by locals in recent decades due to the location of their local post office (now closed) in nearby Kilmorna.

Duagh researchers may also be interested in knowing that the other four townlands north of the river Feale are Rathoran, Kingsland, Islandboy East and Islandboy West. These last two townlands mentioned should not be confused with Islandboy which is another townland in Duagh, located south of the river. All three Islandboys were islands on the river several centuries ago. Islandboy West amounts to no more than about nine acres and has had nobody living there for a very long time, if ever. Islandboy East is just one farm. The current proprietor (in 2014) of the Islandboy East farm is John O'Connor (who is related to the O'Connors of Rathoran). Many thanks go to Tom Moloney from Duagh for clarifying the location of these Duagh addresses.

John died on 3 February 1936, not 14 February as engraved on his headstone.

Margaret HUDSON [Parents] was born about 3 Jun 1852 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 4 Jun 1852 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 14 May 1910 in Sluicequarter, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Abbeyfeale Old Churchyard, Co. Limerick. Margaret married John MOLONEY on 15 Feb 1876 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

I am very grateful to Tom Moloney from Duagh for so much of the information you see below on the family of Margaret and her husband, John Moloney.

The sponsor at Margaret's baptism was Mary Collins.

Margaret died of tuberculosis aged 57.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were John Horgan and Richard Hudson.

The parish records give the date of the marriage as 15 February 1875 but it is actually 15 February 1876. One can see from the registers that the entries for January and February 1876 follow those of December 1875 but the year number was not changed when the new year began, hence the confusion.

They had the following children.

  M i John MOLONEY was born on 22 Dec 1876. He died on 10 Mar 1950.
  M ii
Edmund MOLONEY was born on 26 Jul 1878 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 28 Jul 1878 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died in probably before 30 Mar 1901.

The sponsors at Edmund's baptism were Edmund Hudson and Johanna Hudson.

It is thought that Edmund died as a child, most likely well before the 1901 census and definitely before the death of his father in 1936.
  F iii Honora (Nora) MOLONEY was born on 18 Nov 1879. She died on 13 May 1923.
  M iv
Denis J. MOLONEY was born on 23 Apr 1881 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 24 Apr 1881 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Jan 1946 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania. He was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, New Brighton, Pennsylvania.

Denis's baptismal sponsors were Thomas Moloney and Mary Moloney.

Denis studied for the priesthood at All Hallows College, Dublin and was ordained for the diocese of Pittsburgh on 25 June 1907. He immediately left for the United States and began working as assistant pastor at the St. John the Evangelist's Church, South Side, Pittsburgh in October 1907. He was promoted to pastor five years later and thereafter served at St. Ann's Church, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (1912-1923), St Malachy's Church, South Side, Pittsburgh (1923-25), and finally in the parish of St. Joseph, New Brighton, Pennsylvania (1925-1946). Fr. Denis was also dean ('vicar forane') of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania from 1935 to 1946. He died after a brief illness in January 1946.
  F v
Margaret MOLONEY was born on 21 Sep 1883 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 23 Sep 1883 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 26 May 1893 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Daniel Moloney and Margaret Horgan.

Margaret died at the age of nine from gastritis from which she had been suffering for one month.
  M vi
Thomas (Tom) MOLONEY was born on 22 Jun 1885 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 24 Jun 1885 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died in probably before 30 Mar 1901.

Baptismal sponsors were James Moloney and Mary Horgan.

It appears Tom died as a child, probably well before the 1901 census.
  F vii Mary Ann MOLONEY was born on 8 Nov 1886. She died on 22 May 1922.
  M viii James (Jim) MOLONEY was born on 30 Mar 1889. He died on 3 May 1976.
  F ix
Johanna (Hannah) MOLONEY was born on 13 Oct 1891 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 15 Oct 1891 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 3 Apr 1908 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Johanna's baptismal sponsors were Michael McEnery and Hanora Kirby.

Johanna died aged just 16 from "phthisis" (tuberculosis) from which she had been suffering for about a year and a half.

Edward (Edmond) HUDSON [Parents] was born about 9 Mar 1816 in Bunagara, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 9 Mar 1816 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died on 10 Oct 1883 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Edward married Hanora (Nora) CONNOR on 21 Jan 1841 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

I am very grateful to Hudson descendant Tom Moloney of Duagh, Co. Kerry who has kindly shared the results of his extensive research into the Hudson family. Tom's information is included below.

Sponsors at the baptism of Edmond above were Dermot Finucane and Mary Halpin.

Edmond and his sister Johanna were the only members of Richard and Margaret Hudson's family who did not emigrate. In 1999 everyone living in Kilbaha with a Hudson surname was descended from Edmond; this may still be the case.

In the 1850s Edmond was renting about 80 acres in the townland of Kilbaha North from his Protestant relative Edward Hudson (who owned all the land - about 440 acres - in Kilbaha North). In 1915, a number of these descendants bought out Edward's Kilbaha lands at a low price. Further details on the purchase are available in William Hudson's volume 'The Hudsons of Kilbaha North' which may be studied in the library in Tralee, Co. Kerry.

According to the notes of Kilbaha researcher Bill Hudson, whose works on the history of his Hudson family of Kilbaha have been donated to Tralee and Listowel libraries, Edmond must have been quite well off seeing that he was able to afford to have a headstone erected for his wife, Nora (who died in 1876), which most of his neighbours would not have been able to do at the time.

Note: Bunagara, Edward's birthplace, has a number of different spellings, e.g. Bunegarah and Bunagarha.

Hanora (Nora) CONNOR [Parents] was born about 28 Feb 1819 in Rathoran, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 2 Mar 1819 in Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 20 Sep 1876 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Hanora married Edward (Edmond) HUDSON on 21 Jan 1841 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Nora was from Rathoran, Duagh, as was Bridget O'Connor, mother-in-law of Nora's grandson James Edward Hudson. Were Nora and Bridget related?

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Michael Moore and John Connor.

They had the following children.

  M i
Richard HUDSON was born about 10 Feb 1842 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 12 Feb 1842. He died in 1842 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Richard's baptism were Richard Walsh and Mary Walsh.
  M ii Richard HUDSON was born about 3 Feb 1843. He died on 26 Nov 1915.
  M iii William HUDSON was born about 23 May 1844. He died on 2 May 1928.
  F iv Mary HUDSON was born about 1846. She died on 7 Mar 1916.
  M v Edmond HUDSON was born about 1849. He died on 11 Jan 1878.
  F vi Margaret HUDSON was born about 3 Jun 1852. She died on 14 May 1910.
  F vii Johanna HUDSON was born about 1855. She died on 1 Mar 1932.
  F viii Brigid HUDSON was born about 21 Feb 1856. She died in 1943.
  M ix
Jeremiah (Jer) HUDSON was born in Feb 1858 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 24 Feb 1858. He died in 27 May 1927 or 20 Jul 1927 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Jer emigrated to Australia (where his brother Edmond and sister Brigid were already living), but returned home a number of years later (before 2 April 1911) and lived with his sister Margaret Moloney and her family in Sluicequarter, Duagh, Co. Kerry. Jer never married.

According to the notes of Hudson researcher Bill Hudson, Jer had "sandy hair and was very religious" and "was gentle with children."

I have been given two dates of death for Jer, 27 May 1927 and 20 July 1927, but I have not been able to determine which is correct.
  F x
Hanora HUDSON was born about 1 May 1860 in Kilbaha North, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 3 May 1860 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 12 Oct 1865 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Hanora's baptism were Cornelius Shanahan and Mary Shanahan.

According to her death record (which incorrectly gives her name as "Johana"), Hanora died from "Inflammation of the stomach".

Jeremiah (Jerry) P. KENNELLY [Parents] was born on 27 Dec 1883 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died on 25 Jul 1950 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. Jeremiah married Mary Ann MOLONEY on 8 Jul 1913 in St. Joseph's Church, Limerick.

Jerry and Mary and their family in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Mary Ann MOLONEY [Parents] was born on 8 Nov 1886 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 11 Nov 1886 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 22 May 1922 in Limerick. Mary married Jeremiah (Jerry) P. KENNELLY on 8 Jul 1913 in St. Joseph's Church, Limerick.

Baptismal sponsors were Michael Moloney and Mary Moloney.  

Mary was only 35 years of age when she died.

Marriage Notes:

Jerry and Mary Ann were married by a Fr. John Moloney, presumably Mary Ann's first cousin John Moloney, son of Michael J. Moloney. Witnesses to the marriage were Daniel Enright and Mary Hayes.

They had the following children.

  M i Patrick (Pat) KENNELLY was born on 9 Sep 1915. He died on 17 Feb 2005.
  F ii
Margaret (Rita) Mary (Sr. Magdalene) KENNELLY was born on 25 Feb 1917 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 27 Feb 1917 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died on 24 May 1989 in probably Cork.

Sr. Magdalene was a Presentation sister in Cork.
  F iii
Eileen (Sr. Stanislaus) KENNELLY was born on 30 Nov 1918 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She died on 15 Mar 1957 in Cork.

Sr. Stanislaus was a Presentation sister in Cork where she worked as a teacher. She was 38 years of age when she died.
  F iv Mary KENNELLY was born about 1921. She died in Dec 2017.

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