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'unknown' EGAN died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' WOULFE (female).

'unknown' WOULFE (female) [Parents] was born in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' EGAN.


'unknown' WHITE died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' WOULFE (female).

'unknown' WOULFE (female) [Parents] was born in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' WHITE.


Richard Barrett WOULFE [Parents] was born in 1884 in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in 1937. Richard married Catherine (Katty) Elizabeth COLBERT in 1913 in Dublin.

Richard was a pharmacist in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

Catherine (Katty) Elizabeth COLBERT [Parents] was born in 1878 in probably Moanleana, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. She died in 1951. Catherine married Richard Barrett WOULFE in 1913 in Dublin.

All of Katty and Richard's children entered religious life.

They had the following children.

  F i
Johanna Frances (Sr. Mary Agatha) WOULFE was born in 1914 in Main St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She died in 1997.

Johanna joined the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary and worked in Nigeria from 1938 until 1965.
  F ii
Hanora Josephine WOULFE was born in 1915 in Main St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She died on 4 Jul 2015 in Belfast.

Hanora entered the convent, joining the Stlater in Balla, Co. Mayo before being appointed assistant mistress of novices at the St. Louis convent in Monaghan in 1946. Wishing to be sent on a foreign missionary assignment, Sr. Ide trained as a nurse and was posted to Ghana. She later worked in Nigeria and San San Francisco. She was later appointed Catholic chaplain at the City Hospital in Belfast.
  M iii
Cornelius (Con) WOULFE was born in 1917 in Main St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He died on 1 Nov 2008 in Kimmage, Dublin. He was buried in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.

Con became a Spiritan priest (the Spiritan order was formerly known as the Holy Ghost Fathers) and worked in Nigeria after his ordination. After 25 years in Nigeria before moving to the United States in 1970. He worked in Kingston, New York for several years before returning to live in Ireland in 2002 at the age of 83.
  M iv
Richard (Risteard) Michael WOULFE was born on 9 Dec 1919 in Main St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He died on 11 Oct 2003 in Nairobi.

Like his brothers Con and Michael, Risteard joined the Holy Ghost (Spiritan) order and worked in the Gambia before being sent in 1960 to Kenya where he lived for the rest of his life.
  M v
Michael (Micheál) Joseph WOULFE was born in 1922 in Main St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He died on 21 Oct 1995 in Kimmage, Dublin.

Micheál, like his brothers, Con and Richard, joined the Spiritan order. He worked in Nairobi initially and later spent many years in San Francisco. In 1992 he was appointed chaplain of the order's Marian House nursing home in Kimmage, Dublin, where he died at the age of about 73.

Michael COLBERT died. Michael married Honora MCDERMOTT.

Honora MCDERMOTT died. Honora married Michael COLBERT.

They had the following children.

  F i Catherine (Katty) Elizabeth COLBERT was born in 1878. She died in 1951.
  M ii
Cornelius (Con) COLBERT was born on 19 Oct 1888 in Moanleana, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. He died on 8 May 1916 in Kilmainham Jail, Dublin.

Con was executed in Kilmainham Jail, Dublin for his part in the 1916 Rising.

Although born in Moanleana, Con moved with his family as a child to Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick.

Maurice Richard WOULFE [Parents] was born in 1802 in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in U.S.. Maurice married Johanna DOWNEY in 1826.

According to obituaries of various family members on www.irishnewsarchive.com we learn that Maurice was "a native of Cratloe" and was "taken as a child to north Kerry" and that he had been living for some time in Knockanasig, Listowel, Co. Kerry prior to emigrating to the United States. We are also told he was well known in racing circles in Ireland as the owner of a successful racehourse named Dimby (officially Denbies).

Maurice emigrated in 1849 with his family and niece Margaret Maher.

Johanna DOWNEY died in U.S.. Johanna married Maurice Richard WOULFE in 1826.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret WOULFE was born in 1827. She died on 12 Oct 1906.
  M ii Richard WOULFE was born in 1829.
  M iii
Stephen WOULFE was born in 1833 in Co. Kerry.
  M iv
James WOULFE was born in Co. Kerry. He died.
  F v
Catherine WOULFE was born in 1842 in Co. Kerry.

John Richard WOULFE [Parents] was born in 1809. He died in 1883 in U.S.. John married Honora BUCKLEY.

John emigrated to the United States in 1847 with a cousin, Maurice Woulfe (we do not know which cousin named Maurice Woulfe this was).

Honora BUCKLEY died in U.S.. Honora married John Richard WOULFE.

They had the following children.

  M i Maurice B. WOLFE was born in Mar 1855.

Patrick Maurice WOULFE [Parents] was born in probably Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in 1849. Patrick married Johanna WALSH.

Other marriages:
MCAULIFFE, Johanna? (Hannah)

Johanna WALSH was born in probably Knocknagoshel, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died in 1870. Johanna married Patrick Maurice WOULFE.

They had the following children.

  F i Ellen WOULFE was born about 1841. She died in 1917.
  M ii James Patrick (James Paddy) WOULFE was born in 1842. He died on 26 Apr 1927.
  F iii Mary WOULFE was born about 1849. She died in 1940.

James ROCHE [Parents] was born in 1875 in Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. He died in 1928 in New York. James married Honora (Nora) WOULFE.

Honora (Nora) WOULFE [Parents] was born in 1882 in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in 1927 in Brewster, New York. Honora married James ROCHE.

They had the following children.

  M i John Patrick ROCHE was born in 1910. He died in 1955.

Patrick Maurice WOULFE [Parents] was born in probably Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in 1849. Patrick married Johanna? (Hannah) MCAULIFFE.

Other marriages:
WALSH, Johanna

Johanna? (Hannah) MCAULIFFE died. Johanna? married Patrick Maurice WOULFE.

They had the following children.

  F i
Hanora WOULFE was born about 1834. She died in 1870.
  M ii
Maurice WOULFE was born about 1840.

Richard Maurice (Short Dick) WOULFE [Parents] was born in between 1730 and 1752 in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 11 Oct 1824 in probably the Glen, Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was buried in Templeathea Cemetery, Co. Limerick. Richard married Ellen O'SULLIVAN.

Ellen O'SULLIVAN was born in probably Dirreen. Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in 1830. Ellen married Richard Maurice (Short Dick) WOULFE.

They had the following children.

  M i Maurice Richard WOULFE was born about 1778. He died in 1841.
  M ii Edmond Richard (Old Ned) WOULFE was born in 1788. He died on 13 May 1876.
  F iii
Margaret WOULFE was born in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in 1874.

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