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Francis (Frank) Xavier LAVIN [Parents] was born in May 1890 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 14 May 1890. He died on 1 Apr 1935 in Lavagh, Kilglass, Co. Roscommon. Francis married Winifred Agnes (Agnes) CALLERY on 18 Apr 1928 in Mount Argus, Dublin.

Frank was a sales representative for a veterinary supply company.

Winifred Agnes (Agnes) CALLERY [Parents] was born on 30 Sep 1899 in Coolmeen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. She died on 15 Sep 1981 in Ballyrush, Co. Sligo. Winifred married Francis (Frank) Xavier LAVIN on 18 Apr 1928 in Mount Argus, Dublin.

Other marriages:
MCMANUS, Michael

They had the following children.

  M i Patrick LAVIN was born on 16 Apr 1929. He died on 25 Feb 2017.
  M ii Damian LAVIN was born on 1 Nov 1930. He died on 6 Sep 1989.
  M iii
Laurence LAVIN was born on 3 Feb 1932 in Kilglass, Co. Roscommon. He died on 13 Nov 1984 in Ballyrush, Co. Sligo. He was buried in Ballyrush, Co. Sligo.

Laurence entered the Columban Seminary at Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath in 1950. He was ordained in 1956 and the following year headed for Korea where he served as a missionary until 1968 when he joined the United States Armed Forces as a chaplain. He served in Vietnam from January 1969 until January 1970, thereafter serving in Korea and later in Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star for distinguishing himself in connection with military operations in Vietnam. He left military service in 1973 and returned to Ireland where he worked at a religious-run institution which cared for disabled children.
  F iv Living.

James CALLERY was born in 1855 in Coolmeen, Creeve, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1924. James married Anne FLYNN.

Anne FLYNN was born about 1865 in Kilbride, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1951 in Coolmeen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Anne married James CALLERY.

They had the following children.

  F i Winifred Agnes (Agnes) CALLERY was born on 30 Sep 1899. She died on 15 Sep 1981.

Patrick LAVIN [Parents] was born on 16 Apr 1929 in Coolmeen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. He died on 25 Feb 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. Patrick married Joan BINET on 12 Nov 1955 in Toronto, Canada.

Patrick emigrated to Canada in 1954, and in 1959, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked for the Department of Labour. Promotion in 1973 meant a move to Washington, D.C. where he and Joan remained until Patrick's retirement in 1990. After eight years in Vancouver, Patrick and Joan relocated to Tuscon, Arizona.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

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

Patrick (Paddy) HANRAHAN [Parents] was born about 1816 in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He died in possibly 16 Jul 1903 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Patrick married Margaret CONNOR.

It appears Paddy died just three weeks after his wife, Margaret.

Margaret CONNOR was born about 1820. She died in possibly 26 Jun 1903 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Patrick (Paddy) HANRAHAN.

It is probable that Margaret's last name was Connor as baptismal records have been located for two children, including a Patrick, who were born to Patrick Hanrahan and Margaret Connor of Kilbaha in the 1850s, tying in with the information we already have below on the family of Paddy Hanrahan and his wife, Margaret. A Patrick Hanrahan was baptised on 2 November 1852 (sponsor was James Selles) and a Timothy Hanrahan was baptised on  27 August 1859 (sponsors were Denis(?) Hanrahan and Mary Connor). Also, Paddy and Margaret's daughter Catherine may have been the Catherine Hanrahan from Kilbaha, daughter of a Patrick and Margaret Hanrahan, who married John Dee on 6 March 1889 in Moyvane.

They had the following children.

  M i John HANRAHAN was born about 1851. He died on 20 Feb 1919.
  M ii
Patrick (Paddy) HANRAHAN was born about 31 Oct 1852 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 2 Nov 1852 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in possibly U.S..

Paddy's baptismal sponsor was James Selles.

Paddy emigrated to the United States.
  F iii Ellen HANRAHAN (caution: marriage not verified) was born about 1854. She died on 29 Nov 1936.
  F iv
Catherine HANRAHAN was born about 16 Nov 1857 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 18 Nov 1857 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Thomas Sheahan and Mary Moran.
  M v
Timothy HANRAHAN was born about 25 Aug 1859 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 27 Aug 1859 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Denis Hanrahan and Mary O'Connor.

Patrick SHANAHAN [Parents] was born about 1880 in possibly Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry. He died on 15 Jul 1943 in Limerick. Patrick married Catherine (Kathleen) STACK on 27 Jun 1922 in Church of St. Munchin, Limerick.

Other marriages:
MCQUINN, Margaret

It is possible Patrick above was the Patrick Shanahan born on 1 April 1880 in Ballylahive, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry to Patrick Shanahan and Johanna McCarthy. I say this because both Patrick above and his first wife, Margaret, were living in Ballylahive at the time of their marriage in 1912 (a year earlier, at the time of the 1911 census, he had been boarding with a McMahon family in Asdee, Co. Kerry).

Patrick was working as a creamery manager in 1911 and 1912 but when he married his second wife, Kathleen, in 1922 he was described on their marriage certificate as a mechanical engineer. He later worked as a manager in Cannocks Stores in Limerick. He is described as a shopkeeper on his death certificate and on the marriage certificate of his daughter Anne so it appears he left Cannocks at some point and opened up his own shop.

Patrick died in Barrington St. Hospital, Limerick from a "fractured femur and cardiac failure". His age of 60 on his death record (i.e. born about 1883) does not tie in with the approximate year of his birth (1880) calculated from the 1911 census.

Catherine (Kathleen) STACK [Parents] was born on 27 Feb 1883 in Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 20 Sep 1967 in 10 County View Terrace, Ballinacurra, Limerick. She was buried in Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery, Limerick. Catherine married Patrick SHANAHAN on 27 Jun 1922 in Church of St. Munchin, Limerick.

Kathleen lived at 10 County View Terrace, Ballinacurra, Limerick.

Marriage Notes:

Patrick was a widower when he married Kathleen. His address at the time of their marriage was Osmington Terrace, Limerick. Kathleen's was Newtownsandes. Witnesses were Denis Shanahan and Delia Broderick.

They had the following children.

  F i
Margaret (Babs) SHANAHAN died on 9 Sep 2016 in Limerick.

Babs, who was unmarried, worked for Limerick Corporation. She lived with her sister, Kay, on Owenmore Drive, Raheen Heights, Limerick.
  F ii
Catherine (Kay) SHANAHAN died on 13 Dec 2008 in Limerick.

Kay, who never married, lived in Raheen, Limerick.

Bryan (Brianeen) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 10 Sep 1894 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 21 Dec 1966 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried on 23 Dec 1966 in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Bryan married Hanora (Noreen/J.D.) KEANE on 7 Feb 1933 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Brianeen's name is Bernard on his marriage certificate.

Hanora (Noreen/J.D.) KEANE [Parents] was born about 1900 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 15 May 1971 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Hanora married Bryan (Brianeen) CUNNINGHAM on 7 Feb 1933 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

I am told of a J.D. Keane who was born in Pilgrim Hill, Duagh to Daniel Keane and his second wife, Johanna McCarthy (whom he married in 1884). This is likely to be our J.D. above. Further information on the Keane family of Pilgrim Hill (who had origins in Ballygrennan, Listowel) is available in Kevin O'Connor's book 'The Descendants of the O'Connors of Carrigafoyle Stemming from the Datheenachs Line' (2006). Kevin can be contacted at kevin@oconnor4488.fsworld.co.uk.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii
Donal CUNNINGHAM was born on 8 Jul 1937 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Jan 2014 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Donal, who never married, lived in Kilbaha in the old Cunningham family home. He and his brother Dick ran the farm.
  F iii Breda CUNNINGHAM was born on 8 Jul 1938. She died on 9 Dec 2011.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.
  M vi Living.
  M vii Living.

Bryan CUNNINGHAM (caution: not verified) was born in about 1740s in possibly Monagea, Co. Limerick. He died in probably Monagea, Co. Limerick or north Co. Kerry. Bryan married Maria FLANAGAN (caution: not verified).

I AM INDEBTED TO THE LATE TOM STACK OF ENNIS, CO. CLARE, A GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON OF BRYAN ABOVE, FOR ALL HIS HELP WITH MY CUNNINGHAM RESEARCH.

I think it likely that Bryan above who married Maria Flanagan and had a son named Myles who was baptised in Monagea, Co. Limerick in 1777 is the father of my 4th great-grandfather Myles Cunningham. I had already figured Myles was probably born in Templeglantine, Co. Limerick around the 1780s and that his father's name was Bryan (Myles and his brother Daniel and probable brother John all appear to have called their eldest sons Bryan, it being traditional at the time in rural Ireland to name the first-born son after the child's paternal grandfather). However, having seen a photo of two pages from a parish index book showing Cunningham baptisms in Monagea (Templeglantine was part of Monagea parish until about 1850 when it became a parish in its own right), in which one of the entries was for a Bryan Cunningham, son of a Bryan Cunninghma and a Maria Flanagan, who was baptised in Monagea on 26 January 1777, I became more convinced that Bryan and Maria were the parents of my ancestor Myles. However, because I have insufficient proof of this, I have added a caution beside the names of Bryan and Maria. I had been expecting to find that Myles's mother's name was Ellen as Myles and his brother Daniel and probable brother John all appear to have called their eldest daughters Ellen, it being traditional to name the first-born daughter Mary or after the child's paternal grandmother. However, it was not unusual at the time to name the eldest daughter after her maternal grandmother, so perhaps Maria's mother was named Ellen.

According to family lore, our Cunningham family is connected to Philip Cunningham, the Moyvane-born rebel who was transported to Australia following the 1798 Rising and became the leader of the failed Castle Hill convict rebellion of March 1804. However, I have not been able to prove a definite connection between Philip and our Cunninghams or a link between him and the townland of Kilbaha. While Philip Cunningham's birthplace is shown as "Moyvane, Co. Kerry" on transportation documents, I have been told that from 1690 until 1939 the parish now called Moyvane was known as Newtownsandes, so it is a possibility that the Moyvane on the transportation documents might actually relate to one of the TOWNLANDS of Moyvane North or Moyvane South located in the PARISH then called Newtownsandes. I have also read that Philip Cunningaham was born in a place called Gleann Liath (or Gleanlea or Glownlee) in the parish of Newtownsandes/Moyvane. Gleann Liath forms part of the townland of Murher which is located directly to the west of both Moyvane North and Moyvane South (with Kilbaha being directly east of Moyvane South), so it does seem likely that Philip Cunningham came from this general area. I am wondering if Gleann Liath might be located on the eastern side of Murher, close to the border with Moyvane North/South, which might explain why Moyvane was specified on the transportation papers.

Whether or not there is a connection, Philip Cunningham's story is worth telling: he was born probably in the 1760s and, according to 'Home Thoughts from Abroad – the Australian Letters of Thomas F. Culhane' published by the Glin Historical Society in 1998, was involved in nationalist activities with the United Irishman in north Kerry in the period leading up the 1798 Rising. "Gerald FitzGerald and Sandes had appointed Phil Cunningham of Gleann Liath, Moyvane, Bill Leonard of Aghanagran, Marcus Sheehy of Duagh and Pat Galvin as leaders in their respective parishes. Tom Langan (Captain Steel) had charge of Glin parish and surrounding districts.... Eventually all these men were arrested and sent to Botany Bay... [They were] put on board the convict ship Anne, which did not leave Cork until much later".

Other sources tell us that Philip Cunningham was related in some way to a Cunningham family in Co. Tipperary, and probably sometime in 1790s he moved to Clonmel in that county where he ran a public house and worked as a stonemason. In February 1798 he married a local woman whose surname was Black. In Clonmel he became a leader locally of the 1798 Rising which led to his deportation to Australia on board the 'Anne I', which docked in Port Jackson in NSW in February 1801.

The Castle Hill Rising was the first rebellion in Australian history. Involving Irish convicts (mostly political offenders arrested in the aftermath of the 1798 Rising), the revolt began with the rebels' seizure of their convict station and culminated in a clash between the rebels and government troops. After the troops opened fire, the convicts fled and the rebellion was broken. Philip Cunningham, who had been wounded in the melée, was captured and immediately hanged.

The Cunningham surname is common in all areas of Ireland, especially Ulster and Connaught. In east Ulster the name is mainly of Scottish origin, and in other areas it is mainly the anglicised form of native Irish names, such as MacCuinneagáin.

Maria FLANAGAN (caution: not verified) was born in about 1750s. She died. Maria married Bryan CUNNINGHAM (caution: not verified).

They had the following children.

  M i Myles CUNNINGHAM was born in possibly January 1777. He died before 1 Mar 1879.
  M ii Daniel CUNNINGHAM was born in abt 1780s. He died.
  M iii John CUNNINGHAM (caution: not verified) was born about 1800. He died on 18 Oct 1887.
  M iv Timothy CUNNINGHAM (caution: not verified) was born in possibly about 1800s. He died.

David (Davy) MOORE [Parents] was born in 1877 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died in 1955 in possibly Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. David married Mary STACK on 10 Feb 1912.

Davy and Mary farmed in Ballyculhane, Glin.

Davy's father, Thomas Moore, kept good hunting dogs and was a crack shot, and he regularly accompanied the Knight of Glin (of Glin Castle) on his hunting and shooting expeditions. In fact he was one of the few allowed to shoot in the grounds on his own. He was such a good shot that much of his kill would end up on the Knight's table at the castle and, at times, at Royal tables in England. When the Knight, notwithstanding their close friendship, asked him for his two dogs, Davy replied, "I will shoot them first, Knight, before you will have them".

Mary STACK [Parents] was born on 3 Jan 1885 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 1 Feb 1966 in Killacolla, Glin, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin, Co. Limerick. Mary married David (Davy) MOORE on 10 Feb 1912.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas (Tom) MOORE was born in 1912 in probably Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 10 Nov 1976 in Redmond, Oregon.

Following his ordination to the priesthood in Thurles, Co. Tipperary in 1939, Tom was sent to the United States and served in Oregon.
  F ii Jane (Sinead) MOORE was born in 1914. She died on 14 Nov 2011.
  F iii Ellen (Nell) MOORE was born in 1915. She died on 5 Feb 2009.
  M iv Patrick (Pat) MOORE was born in 1918. He died on 18 Jul 1991.
  M v
John MOORE was born in 1920 in probably Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died about 1934.

John, a student at Mungret College in Limerick, died of peritonitis aged only 14.
  M vi David MOORE was born in 1922. He died on 21 Jan 2009.
  F vii Mary (May) MOORE was born in 1924. She died in Jul 1999.

Thomas MOORE was born about 1845. He died on 20 May 1911 in probably Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. Thomas married Jane ("Mudsy") JAMESON "Mudsy" in 1876 in Glin, Co. Limerick.

Jane ("Mudsy") "Mudsy" JAMESON was born about 1847 in Co. Limerick. She died in 1936. Mudsy married Thomas MOORE in 1876 in Glin, Co. Limerick.

According to the 1911 census, Mudsy and Thomas had been married for 36 years and had 10 children born alive, nine of whom were still alive at the time of the census.

Mudsy's surname is sometimes given as Jamieson.

They had the following children.

  M i David (Davy) MOORE was born in 1877. He died in 1955.
  M ii Living.
  M iii
John MOORE was born in 1880 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick.
  M iv Patrick MOORE was born in 1882. He died in 1943.
  F v
Bridget MOORE was born in 1883 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick.
  F vi Ellen (Helen) MOORE was born on 28 Apr 1888. She died on 22 Jan 1957.
  M vii Thomas E. MOORE was born on 6 Mar 1886. He died on 18 Feb 1962.
  F viii Jane MOORE was born about 1890. She died in 1962.
  M ix
William J. MOORE was born about 1893 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died in possibly U.S..

William emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York on 8 May 1913.

Edward/Edmond (Ned) STACK [Parents] was born on 17 Feb 1886 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 8 Dec 1939. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Edward/Edmond married Josephine (Ciss) RUDDLE on 30 Jul 1921.

Josephine (Ciss) RUDDLE [Parents] was born in Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 8 Dec 1931. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Josephine married Edward/Edmond (Ned) STACK on 30 Jul 1921.

Ned and Ciss ran the Stack family farm in Ballygoughlan, Glin.

They had the following children.

  F i
Irene (Sr. Irene) STACK was born in 1923 in probably Ballygoughlan, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 5 Feb 2011 in Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Irene, a Mercy sister at Balloonagh Convent in Tralee, attended school at the Mercy Covent, Moyderwell, Tralee before entering the convent.
  F ii Phina STACK was born in 1924. She died in 1999.
  M iii Thomas (Tom) STACK was born in 1925. He died in 1972.

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