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Daniel CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born in abt 1780s in possibly Monagea, Co. Limerick. He died in probably Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. Daniel married Honora ENRIGHT.

Although Daniel farmed in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry it seems he may have lived in Knockreigh, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry for a time as three of his children appear to have been born in Knockreigh, Mary in 1815, Patrick in 1817 and Margaret in 1818. Their elder and younger siblings all appear to have been born in Kilbaha. Or perhaps Daniel's wife, Honora, was from Knockreigh and wished or happened to give birth in Knockreigh.

And there was a James Cunningham of Kilbaha, married to a Honora Thornton, who had at least two children: Elizabeth, baptised on 7 December 1841 (sponsors were Michael Thornton and Mary Thornton) and Daniel, baptised on 18 May 1844 (with sponsors Daniel Cunningham and Honora Cunningham). Could James have been a son of Daniel's?

Honora ENRIGHT died. Honora married Daniel CUNNINGHAM.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ellen CUNNINGHAM was born about 10 Jan 1812 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 12 Jan 1812 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Neilus Cunningham and Catherine Stack.
  M ii Bryan (Little Bryan) D. "Little Bryan" CUNNINGHAM was born about 25 May 1813. He died on 4 Feb 1894.
  F iii
Mary CUNNINGHAM was born about 4 Aug 1815 in possibly Knockreigh, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 6 Aug 1815 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

A Mary Cunningham who was married to a William Stack and who lived in Kilbaha, had at least two children, Ellen (born in 1851) and Margaret (1858), both born in Kilbaha. Margaret's baptismal sponsor was a Bryan Cunningham, which leads me to think that Mary above, who had a brother named Bryan, might have been the Mary Cunningham who married William Stack.

Another possibility is that Mary married a Daniel Mangan as therre is a marriage record on the Irish Genealogy website, www.irishgenealogy.ie, showing that a Mary Cunningham of Kilbaha, Moyvane married a Daniel Mangan in Moyvane on 29 July 1843. Unfortunately no parents' names are given. Witnesses were Thomas Mulvihill and George Mahony.
  F iv Margaret CUNNINGHAM was born about 28 Aug 1818. She died on 2 Jun 1903.
  M v Patrick CUNNINGHAM was born about 1819. He died on 24 Jan 1914.
  F vi Bridget CUNNINGHAM was born about 4 Feb 1820. She died on 22 Jan 1882.
  F vii Johanna CUNNINGHAM was born about 21 Nov 1823. She died on 2 Sep 1902.
  M viii
John CUNNINGHAM was born about 14 May 1825 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 16 May 1825 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.
  F ix Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM (caution: not verified) was born about 1826. She died on 10 Aug 1906.
  F x Ann (Nance) CUNNINGHAM (caution: not verified) died before 1862.
  F xi Catherine CUNNINGHAM was born about 15 Apr 1830.

Bryan (Little Bryan) D. "Little Bryan" CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 25 May 1813 in possibly Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 27 May 1813 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died on 4 Feb 1894 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Little Bryan married Catherine DANAHER on 11 Feb 1854 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

A Bryan Dan Cunningham died in Kilbaha on 4 February 1894 aged 79 (giving an estimated birth year of 1814, a close match with Little Bryan's birth year. Furthermore the name Bryan Dan indicates that his father's name was Dan (following the tradition at the time of adding the father's name to the first name to distinguish the person from others of the same name in the area. I therefore believe that Bryan Dan is our Little Bryan. Bryan Dan's death record tells us he was married (rather than widowed), indicating that our Bryan's wife, Catherine, outlived him. The informant's name was Pat McMahon of Kilbaha, a neighbour perhaps.

Catherine DANAHER was born about 1824 in Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 9 Aug 1896 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Catherine married Bryan (Little Bryan) D. CUNNINGHAM "Little Bryan" on 11 Feb 1854 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Catherine is a member of the only Danaher family in Athea who settled there at some point in the 17th century, apparently having come originally from somewhere along the Co. Cork and Co. Waterford border. However we do not know which of the two branches of Athea Danahers she is connected to, the Parkmount or Glenagower family (there were two brothers from Cork/Waterford who settled in Athea, one farmed in Parkmount and the other in Glenagower).

Marriage Notes:

Winnesses were Michael Hayes and Mary Hayes.

They had the following children.

  M i
Daniel (Dan) CUNNINGHAM was born about 10 Oct 1855 in Kilbaha, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 12 Oct 1855 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 6 Oct 1873 in Kilbaha, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Daniel's baptism were John Cunningham and Margaret Stack.

Daniel died just short of his 18th birthday of "decline", from which he had been suffering for seven years, according to his death certificate.
  F ii Mary CUNNINGHAM was born about 5 Mar 1857.
  F iii Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM was born about 1 Sep 1858.
  M iv
Bryan CUNNINGHAM was born about 6 Jul 1860 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 6 Jul 1860 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Bryan's baptism were William Stack and Mary Stack.
  M v Maurice CUNNINGHAM was born about 20 May 1862. He died on 25 Apr 1924.
  M vi James (Jim) CUNNINGHAM was born about 1863. He died on 27 May 1928.
  F vii
Margaret (Maggie) CUNNINGHAM was born about 20 Oct 1863 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 22 Oct 1863 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Margaret's baptism were Hanora Cunningham and John Healy.

Maggie's age (29) at the time of the 1901 census does not tie in with her baptismal date which would have made her 37 at the time of the 1901 census.

In the 1901 census Maggie is listed in the return of the household of her brother James in Kilbaha North. Her occupation is given as shopkeeper.
  F viii
Johanna (Joanie) CUNNINGHAM was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.
  F ix
Ann (Nance) CUNNINGHAM was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.
  M x
John CUNNINGHAM was born on 23 Feb 1867 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 28 Feb 1867 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at John's baptism were Jeremiah Doody and Ellen Scanlon.
  F xi
Ellen ("Little Nell") "Little Nell" CUNNINGHAM was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.

Little Nell never married.

John (John Denny) HANRAHAN [Parents] was born about 23 Jan 1868 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 25 Jan 1868 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He died on 28 Feb 1946 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Killehenny Cemetery, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. John married Mary FOLEY on 14 Nov 1908 in Listowel registration district, Co. Kerry.

Other marriages:
KEANE, Ellen

John Denny farmed in Moohane.

Mary FOLEY [Parents] was born about 1872 in Tullamore, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She died on 21 Oct 1917 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. Mary married John (John Denny) HANRAHAN on 14 Nov 1908 in Listowel registration district, Co. Kerry.

Other marriages:
WALSH, Daniel

Mary's first husband, John, died just seven months into their marriage and two months before the birth of their son, Daniel. Mary remarried shortly afterwards.

Mary herself died at the age of about 45 leaving behind five young children.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret (Maudie) HANRAHAN was born on 16 Mar 1910. She died on 15 Oct 2009.
  F ii
Elizabeth HANRAHAN was born on 18 Sep 1911 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She died in 1986 in Tullig, Kilflynn, Co. Kerry.
  F iii
Mary Jane HANRAHAN was born in 1912 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She died on 26 Nov 1912. She was buried in Killehenny Cemetery, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Mary Jane died at the age of six months.
  F iv
Catherine (Kathleen) HANRAHAN was born in 1916 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She died in 2004 in Rahavanig, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Denis MCELLIGOTT [Parents] was born in probably Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died. Denis married Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM on 28 Jan 1893 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 1 Sep 1858 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 3 Sep 1858 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Hanora married Denis MCELLIGOTT on 28 Jan 1893 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Norrie's baptism were Maurice Hartnett and Mary Danaher.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were James Cunningham and John McElligott. Denis's address at the time of the marriage was Pallas, Listowe, Co. Kerry and Norrie's was Kilbaha.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary MCELLIGOTT (caution: not verified) was born about 1893 in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  M ii
Thomas MCELLIGOTT (caution: not verified) was born about 1894 in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  F iii
Hanora (Nora) MCELLIGOTT (caution: not verified) was born about 1895 in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  M iv
John MCELLIGOTT (caution: not verified) was born about 1897 in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  M v
Denis MCELLIGOTT (caution: not verified) was born about 1899 in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  M vi
Michael MCELLIGOTT (caution: not verified) was born about 1902 in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  M vii
Richard MCELLIGOTT (caution: not verified) was born about 1907 in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.

Roger HARTY was born in 1917 in Doon, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He died in 2005 in Chicago. He was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Chicago. Roger married Cynthia (Ida) Elizabeth Margaret KEATING in 1949 in St. Mary's Cathedral, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Roger was an engineer with the Nabisco food company in Chicago.

Cynthia (Ida) Elizabeth Margaret KEATING [Parents] was born on 18 Nov 1906 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died in 1995 in Chicago. Cynthia married Roger HARTY in 1949 in St. Mary's Cathedral, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Ida also went by the name of Elizabeth, and her name on her Petition for Citizenship form (submitted in 1932) was given as Elizabeth Margaret Cynthia. She emigrated to the United States in 1925. In 1949 she returned to Ireland to marry Roger Harty who was from Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. Her trip home was unexpectedly lengthened owing to the start of a six-month shipping strike shortly after her arrival. She and Roger were married the day before the strike ended by her uncle the Very Right Rev. Dan Finucane. Ida returned to the States the following day and Roger travelled seven months later, arriving on the day of the funeral of Ida's brother David, a Chicago policeman killed in the line of duty.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Andrew (Andy) THOMAS was born in probably Co. Donegal. He died on 7 Dec 2014 in Dublin. Andrew married Breda CUNNINGHAM.

Andy was from Inver, Co. Donegal. He owned the the Blue Lion pub on Parnell St. in Dublin and was also the proprietor of a newsagents/general store in Fairview in Dublin.

Breda CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 8 Jul 1938 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 9 Dec 2011 in Dublin. She was buried in Dardistown Cemetery, Dublin. Breda married Andrew (Andy) THOMAS.

Breda was a civil servant. She lived in Clontarf in Dublin.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

  i Living.
  ii Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].


James (Jim) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 1863 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 27 May 1928 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. James married Johanna (Hannie, Hannah) STACK on 20 Nov 1897 in Listowel registration district, Co. Kerry.

Most of the information below on James's wife and family comes from the 1901 census return for the household of a James Cunningham of Kilbaha North who I am fairly sure is our James above. For one thing, the census indicates that James was born about 1862, around the time that our James would have been born. Secondly, it shows that James' eldest son's name is Bryan, probably following the practice at the time of naming the first-born son after his paternal grandfather.

Johanna (Hannie, Hannah) STACK [Parents] was born on 7 Mar 1874 in Beale, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She died on 16 Apr 1963 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Johanna married James (Jim) CUNNINGHAM on 20 Nov 1897 in Listowel registration district, Co. Kerry.

According to the 1911 census, Hannie and her husband, James, had been married for 13 years; they had had five children born alive, all five of whom were still living by 1911.

They had the following children.

  M i
Bryan (Ben) CUNNINGHAM was born on 7 Oct 1898 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 9 Oct 1898 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 23 Dec 1944 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ben's baptismal sponsors were John Keily and Mary Keily.

He is listed as Bernard in the 1911 census (the names are synonymous).

Ben died of tuberculosis aged 46.
  M ii Edward (Ned) CUNNINGHAM was born on 1 Mar 1900. He died on 21 Jul 1959.
  F iii Catherine CUNNINGHAM was born on 25 Mar 1901. She died.
  F iv Mary CUNNINGHAM was born about 10 May 1904. She died.
  M v John (Jack) Patrick CUNNINGHAM was born on 17 Mar 1909. He died on 19 Nov 1990.
  M vi
James CUNNINGHAM was born on 18 Jul 1915 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 18 Dec 1940 in County Infirmary, Limerick. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

According to his death record, James died at the age of 25 of "perforation of stomach, 11 days, peritonitis". His address is given as Knockaboula, Foynes, Co. Limerick and his occupation was "farmer's son".

John (Jack) Patrick CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 17 Mar 1909 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 20 Mar 1909 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 19 Nov 1990 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John married Catherine (Kitty) MCCOY on 18 Apr 1933 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Jack's baptismal sponsors were James Kennelly and Mary Kennelly.

Jack was known as 'Jackie Jim Bryan' (the local naming pattern was first name followed by father's first name followed by grandfather's first name to distinguish between people of similar names in the locality). He and his wife, Kitty, lived in Kilbaha.

Catherine (Kitty) MCCOY [Parents] was born on 23 Oct 1908 in Coole West, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 6 Jun 1977. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Catherine married John (Jack) Patrick CUNNINGHAM on 18 Apr 1933 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children.

  M i James (Jimmy) CUNNINGHAM was born in 1935. He died on 1 Apr 2006.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Christina (Chris) CUNNINGHAM died on 13 Feb 2010.
  M v Living.
  F vi Anna (Anne) Maria CUNNINGHAM was born in possibly 1942. She died on 28 Jul 2010.
  F vii Living.

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