Descendants of 'unknown' CUNNINGHAM (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Third Generation


6. Bryan CUNNINGHAM (Myles , 'unknown' ) was born in 1822 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Jul 1901 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

One would have expected that the name Myles would have been given to Bryan's first-born son, following the tradition at the time of naming the eldest son after the child's paternal grandfather. I think it likely that Bryan did have a first-born son called Myles who must have died young.

Bryan's death certificate gives his cause of death as "debility from old age". His son Richie was present at his death.

Bryan married Johanna HUDSON, daughter of Richard HUDSON and Margaret FINUCANE, in 1847 in Gortmore House, Strand St., Tralee, Co. Kerry. Johanna was born about 24 Nov 1820 in probably Trieneragh, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 26 Nov 1820 in Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 1 Dec 1897 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Johanna's mother's name appears as Mary (rather than Margaret) on her baptismal record (as provided on www.irishgenealogy.ie).

It is possible that Johanna and her family were living in Gortmore House (the old Hudson family home and now the Bon Secours Hospital) on Strand Street in Tralee at the time of her marriage in 1847 as she and Bryan were married there. It was common practice at the time to marry in the bride's home; after 1850 it became mandatory to marry in a church.

According to Tom Sheehan of Kilbaha, one of her great-grandnephews, Johanna was remembered as "a very tall and strong lady who could carry a heavy sack of meal up a hill". She and Bryan may have had more children than those listed below.

They had the following children.

+ 33 M i John CUNNINGHAM was born about 1851. He died on 1 Jan 1930.
+ 34 M ii Richard (Richie Bryan) CUNNINGHAM was born about 2 Jun 1852. He died on 24 Dec 1926.
+ 35 F iii Johanna CUNNINGHAM was born about 17 Jun 1854. She died on 12 Dec 1927.
  36 M iv
James CUNNINGHAM was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

Unfortunately nothing is known of James. There is a 1901 census return for the household of a James Cunningham in Kilbaha North, but it is probable that this relates to James's second cousin, James, who was a son of 'Little Bryan' Cunningham. Both Jameses had sisters named Margaret, and a Maggie Cunningham is listed in the census return as a sister to the head of the household, but the sister of the above James was long married by 1901 and is listed as Margaret Hanrahan in the return for her own family's household elsewhere in Kilbaha.
+ 37 M v Edward CUNNINGHAM was born about 15 Nov 1856. He died on 11 Jan 1924.
+ 38 F vi Margaret CUNNINGHAM was born about 1 Oct 1858. She died on 1 May 1925.

7. Ellen CUNNINGHAM (Myles , 'unknown' ) was born about 26 Apr 1825 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 28 Apr 1825 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 26 May 1883 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ellen died aged 58 of "internal strangulation".

Ellen married Daniel (Dan) KEARNEY about 1850. Daniel was born about 1813 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Nov 1885 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

It is possible that Dan's parents were Daniel Kearney and Mary Enright as a baptismal record has been found on www.irishgenealogy.ie for a Daniel Cearney (sic) of Kilbeaha (sic) who was baptised on 1 March 1812. It is also possible that Dan was the Daniel Kearney of Kilbaha North as listed in Griffith's Valuation, carried out for the Kilbaha area in 1853. Daniel is the only Kearney listed for the whole of Kilbaha (North, South, West and Middle).

I have located a marriage record on www.irishgenealogy.ie for a Daniel Kearney and a Honora Cunningham who was from Kilbaha. The marriage took place on 8 February 1842. It probably does not relate to our Daniel and Ellen but it is woth noting in case there was a transcription error. Witnesses to this marriage were Miles Cunningham and Thomas Mulvihill.

They had the following children.

+ 39 F i Mary KEARNEY was born about 1845. She died on 22 Oct 1917.
+ 40 M ii Patrick (Pat) KEARNEY was born about 31 Jan 1851. He died on 23 Apr 1917.
+ 41 F iii Margaret KEARNEY was born about 17 Mar 1853. She died after 22 Oct 1917.
  42 M iv
Daniel (Dan) KEARNEY was born about 2 Aug 1855 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 4 Aug 1855 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died after 22 Oct 1917.

Sponsors at Dan's baptism were James Thornton and Mary Mulvihill.

A Daniel Kearney, a 71-year-old married man, died in Kilbaha on 19 January 1920. The informant on the death certificate was a Daniel Kearney of Kilbaha but his relationship to the deceased is not specified. Was the Daniel who died on 19 January 1920 our Daniel above?

       
Daniel married Ellen SLATTERY, daughter of Thomas SLATTERY, on 23 Feb 1895 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. Ellen was born about 1865 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Ellen was living in Bedford, Listowel prior to her marriage.

An Ellen Kearney, a "farmer's widow", died in Kilbaha on 13 February 1932 aged 87. Was this Ellen above? The informant on the death certificate was a Daniel Kearney of Kilbaha but his relationship to Ellen is not specified.
+ 43 M v Myles KEARNEY was born about 2 Aug 1855. He died on 10 Jan 1922.
  44 F vi
Honora KEARNEY (caution: not verified) was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

I am not completely certain that Daniel and Ellen Kearney had a daughter named Honora, hence the caution. However, a Honora Kearney, daughter of a Daniel Kearney of Kilbaha married a Denis Mullane in Moyvane in 1875. Honora is described on the marriage certificate as a minor, which may mean she was under the age of 18 at the time.
       
Honora married Denis MULLANE, son of Denis MULLANE, on 17 Feb 1876 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Denis was born in probably Athea, Co. Limerick. He died.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Maurice Scanlon and Michael Hanrahan.

  45 F vii
Ellen KEARNEY was born about 22 Jun 1860 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 24 Jun 1860 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in probably 7 Dec 1884 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ellen's baptismal sponsors were Jeremiah Mulvihill and Honora Healy.

Ellen may have died young as a death certificate has been found for an Ellie Kearney who was single and who died in Kilbaha of heart disease on 7 December 1884 aged 22. Our Ellen would actually have been 24 at this time but ages given on death certificates at that time were often just approximations. The informant on Ellie's death certificate Myles Kearney but his relationship to Ellie is not provided. Ellie did have a brother named Myles so I think it likely that Ellie is our Ellie above.
+ 46 M viii Michael (Mike) KEARNEY was born about 12 Feb 1863. He died on 14 Feb 1931.
+ 47 F ix Johanna (Joan) KEARNEY was born about 4 Apr 1865. She died after 29 Jun 1935.

8. Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM (Myles , 'unknown' ) was born about 1826 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died after 31 Mar 1901 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Hanora married James (Jim) THORNTON on 10 Feb 1844 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. James died before 27 Feb 1900 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

There is a James Thornton listed in Griffith's Valuation (1848-1864) who occupied land in Kilbaha Middle in the parish of Murher (Moyvane). This James is the only Thornton listed for the entire barony of Iraghticonnor, of which Murher is a part, which suggests that this James is our Jim above.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were James Cunningham and James Connor.

Hanora and James had the following children.

+ 48 F i Johanna THORNTON was born about 1846. She died after 2 Apr 1911.
  49 F ii
Elizabeth THORNTON was born about 1846 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.
       
Elizabeth married Dermot? BROSNAN, son of John BROSNAN, on 15 Feb 1870 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Dermot? was born in probably Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died.

We are unsure of Elizabeth's husband's first name. It has been transcribed as Dermot on the Irish Genealogy website but it is very difficult to decipher in the actual Moyvane parish marriage register. It looks like (the Latin) "Domilius", or it could possibly be Cornelius.

I have also seen the surname spelled Brosnahan.

Marriage Notes:

James Thornton of Kilbaha witnessed the marriage.

There is a note in the parish register alongside the marriage record for Elizabeth and John that reads "cosanguinitas in (what looks like) 3º et 3º" which means they were related but I am unsure as to the meaning of "3º et 3º". I think this might mean they were second cousins (1º meaning siblings, 2º meaning first cousins, etc.)?   

+ 50 F iii Margaret THORNTON was born about 1848. She died on 22 Jul 1926.
  51 M iv
John (Jack) THORNTON was born about 30 Jun 1852 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 2 Jul 1852 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

The sponsor at Jack's baptism was James Harrington.

I have been told by one family source that Jack lived in Kilbaha and never married, and by another that he was a priest in England.
+ 52 F v Catherine (Kate) THORNTON was born about 1853. She died in between 31 Mar 1901 and 2 Apr 1911.
+ 53 M vi Myles THORNTON was born about 25 Nov 1856. He died on 7 Apr 1930.
  54 F vii
Hanora (Nonie) THORNTON was born about 27 Jun 1859 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 29 Jun 1859 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died after 2 Apr 1911.

Sponsors at Nano's baptism were Thomas Relihan and Mary Kearney. Her date of baptism does not tie in with her age as given in the 1911 census (44) but ages given in census returns are quite unreliable as people like to shave a few years off their real age or, as was common in days gone by, they genuinely did not know their exact age as birthdays weren't celebrated as they are today.

I am told Nano "was born with a disability but lived a lengthy life". She never married and lived in Kilbaha, probably with her brother James as she is listed with him and his family in the 1911 census.
+ 55 M viii Michael (Mike) James THORNTON was born about 4 Oct 1861. He died in 1927.
+ 56 M ix James (Jim) THORNTON was born about 6 May 1864.
  57 M x
Francis (Frank) THORNTON was born about 6 Mar 1866 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 8 Mar 1866 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Frank's baptism were Timothy Mulvihill and Johanna Cunningham.

11. Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM (Myles , 'unknown' ) was born about 3 Mar 1835 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 5 Mar 1835 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. She died after 2 Apr 1911 in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Margaret's baptism were Daniel Kelly and Mary Kelly.

Margaret married Michael HANRAHAN, son of John HANRAHAN and Neasa Jane KENNELLY, on 15 Jan 1854 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Michael was born in possibly about 1824 in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He died in possibly 15 Feb 1878 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

Of Michael and his wife Peg's seven children who we know survived to adulthood, four emigrated to Australia, one remained in Co. Kerry, another went to Co. Cork, and another settled in Co. Galway.

Note that the Hanrahan and Cunningham families would be connected once again by marriage: Michael's and Margaret's granddaughter, Lily (daughter of John "The Major" Hanrahan) would marry Paddy Finucane, a great-grandson of Margaret's brother Bryan.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Myles Cunningham and Richard Hanrahan.

Margaret and Michael had the following children.

+ 58 M i John (The Major) HANRAHAN was born about 25 Jan 1856. He died on 25 Apr 1932.
  59 M ii
Patrick HANRAHAN was born about 10 Mar 1858 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 12 Mar 1858 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were Timothy Hanrahan and Margaret Hanrahan. It is believed that Patrick died young.
+ 60 M iii William HANRAHAN was born about 1 Jun 1860. He died on 10 Feb 1918.
+ 61 F iv Johanna HANRAHAN was born about 2 Oct 1862. She died in 1909.
  62 M v
James (Jim) HANRAHAN was born about 2 Jan 1866 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 4 Jan 1866 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in 1889 in Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Melbourne, Australia. He was buried in Melbourne General Cemetery.

Sponsors at Jim's baptism were Timothy Hanrahan and Ellen Sheahan.

Jim emigrated to Australia in 1889 but died of typhoid shortly after arrival.
  63 F vi
Catherine HANRAHAN was born about 20 Mar 1868 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 22 Mar 1868 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.

Sponsors at Catherine's baptism were John Hanrahan and (what appears to be) Janetta Kennelly.

It is thought that Catherine died young.
+ 64 F vii Mary Jane (Jane) HANRAHAN was born on 5 Feb 1872. She died in Nov 1945.
+ 65 M viii Michael HANRAHAN was born on 5 Apr 1874. He died in 1926.
  66 F ix
Margaret HANRAHAN was born about 5 Feb 1876 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 7 Feb 1876 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Margaret's baptismal sponsors' names are illegible on the parish register.

Margaret may have died young.
+ 67 F x Ellen (Ellie) HANRAHAN was born on 7 Nov 1877. She died on 13 Nov 1934.

12. Johanna CUNNINGHAM (Myles , 'unknown' ) was born about 25 Sep 1840 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 27 Sep 1840 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. She died on 16 Jan 1920 in Leitrim West, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Johanna and Biddy were twins.

Sponsors at Johanna's baptism were Brian Cunningham and Ellen Kerby.

Johanna married Thomas (Tom) CRONIN, son of John CRONIN, on 24 Feb 1857 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Thomas was born about 1831 in Leitrim West (Poul), Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 23 Sep 1912 in Leitrim West, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Tom and Johanna lived in Leitrim, Moyvane. According to the 1911 census, they had been married 55 years and had 16 children born alive, 11 of whom were still living at the time of the census. Listed with Tom and his family in the census return is a 12-year-old niece named Catherine Walsh, suggesting that a sister of Tom's had married a man by the name of Walsh (as far as we know, no sister of Johanna's married a Walsh). However, Tom had a granddaughter named Catherine Walsh who would have been 12 years of age at the time of the 1911 census and who is not listed with her own family in that census, so I think it likely that it is actually Tom's granddaughter Catherine whose name appears on the census return for Tom and his family.

Six of Tom and Johanna's children emigrated to the United States, five settling in California and one in Massachusetts.

A probate record has been located for Tom in the Calendar of Wills and Administrations. He left effects valued at £283 17s 3d to a Daniel Cronin, farmer, presumably his son Dan.

There are two brothers, Tom and Patrick Cronin of Leitrim West, who are buried together in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Tom died on 20 June 1985 and Patrick on 6 July 1998. It is possible that Tom and Patrick were related to Tom above.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Thomas Fitzmaurice and John Cronin.

Johanna and Thomas had the following children.

  68 M i
John CRONIN was born about 7 Jan 1859 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 7 Jan 1859 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died on 13 Apr 1916 in Leitrim West, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John, who never married, was a "pensioned policeman". His death certificate tells us he died of sarcoma of the neck. It also gives his age as "about 65 years" whereas he was in fact 57 years old.
+ 69 M ii Timothy Joseph CRONIN was born about 24 Oct 1860. He died in 1932.
+ 70 F iii Mary CRONIN was born about 26 Oct 1862.
  71 iv
'unknown' CRONIN was born in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. 'unknown' died before 2 Apr 1911.
  72 v
'unknown' CRONIN was born in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. 'unknown' died before 2 Apr 1911.
  73 M vi
Jeremiah CRONIN was born about 2 Aug 1868 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 2 Aug 1868 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died in probably before 2 Apr 1911 .

We have no further information on Jeremiah and believe he probably died as a child.
  74 M vii
Patrick J. CRONIN was born on 14 Mar 1870 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 17 Mar 1870 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died in 1959 in probably San Francisco. He was buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, California.

Patrick, who never married, emigrated to the United States and settled in San Francisco. Both the 1910 and 1930 censuses tell us he was living at the time with his sister Ellen (Brennan) and her family, and working in 1910 as a policeman.

It appears Patrick is buried with his brothers Timothy and Thomas, and Timothy's wife, Catherine.
+ 75 F viii Ellen (Helen) B. CRONIN was born about 17 Jul 1872. She died on 7 Feb 1949.
+ 76 F ix Johanna (Hannah) Ann CRONIN was born on 8 Feb 1874. She died on 26 Dec 1967.
  77 F x
Anne CRONIN was born about 17 Oct 1876 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 17 Oct 1876 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died in possibly San Francisco.

Anne emigrated to San Francisco in 1899 with her younger sister Nora. However have no knowledge of Ann beyond that date.
  78 F xi
Margaret CRONIN was born about 17 Oct 1876 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 17 Oct 1876 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died before 20 Jan 1880 in probably Leitrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Margaret and Anne appear to have been twins. Because another Margaret was born to Tom and Johanna about three years later it seems this Margaret died as a child.
  79 M xii
Thomas CRONIN was born on 9 Sep 1878 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died in 1963 in probably San Francisco. He was buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, California.

Thomas emigrated to the United States in 1902. Ellis Island records tell us he was headed for San Francisco to join his brother Patrick who lived at 48 Prospect St. in San Francisco, which was also the address of their first cousin Josie O'Connor whose sister Nora travelled on the same voyage to the States as Thomas.

Thomas never married and appears to have been living (along with Patrick) with his sister Ellen (Brennan) at the time of the 1930 census.

It appears Thomas and Patrick are buried with their brother Timothy and Timothy's wife, Catherine.
  80 F xiii
Margaret CRONIN was born on 20 Jan 1880 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 21 Jan 1880 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died before 22 May 1883.

Margaret died as a child.
+ 81 M xiv Daniel (Dan) CRONIN was born on 26 Oct 1880. He died in 1971.
+ 82 F xv Honora (Nora) CRONIN was born on 20 Jan 1883. She died in early 1930s.
  83 F xvi
Margaret CRONIN was born on 22 May 1884 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 22 May 1884 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

Margaret is listed, aged 26 and unmarried, in the 1911 census return for her parents' household. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any further information on Margaret.

13. Brigid (Biddy) CUNNINGHAM (Myles , 'unknown' ) was born about 25 Sep 1840 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 27 Sep 1840 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. She died before 2 Apr 1911 in probably Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Biddy and Johanna were twins. Biddy's baptismal sponsors were Alexander Ahern and Bridget Cunningham.

Biddy lived in the townland of Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry, where her husband, John Mulvihill, was born.

Brigid married John MULVIHILL, son of Jeremiah (Jerry) MULVIHILL, on 12 Feb 1861 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John was born about 1834 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 14 Nov 1915 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John took over the family farm in 1877.

He lived with his daughter Margaret (Moore) and her family in Aughrim towards the end of his life.

Could John above have been related to a Fr. Michael Mulvihill who was born in 1847 in Aughrim to Patrick Mulvihill and Hannah Walsh?

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were John Stack and Michael Hanrahan.

Brigid and John had the following children.

+ 84 F i Ellen MULVIHILL was born about 26 Nov 1861. She died on 8 Apr 1943.
  85 F ii
Johanna MULVIHILL was born about 6 Jul 1863 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 8 Jul 1863 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were John Enright and Margaret Mulvihill.
+ 86 M iii Patrick (Paddy) MULVIHILL was born about 10 Feb 1865. He died on 15 Oct 1953.
  87 F iv
Mary MULVIHILL was born about 20 Jul 1866 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 22 Jul 1866 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were John Wallace and Elizabeth Thornton.
  88 F v
Bridget J. (Jennie) MULVIHILL was born on 15 Jul 1868 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 16 Jul 1868 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 17 Aug 1959 in 6140 Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia.

Jennie's baptismal sponsors were Michael Mulvihill and Ellen Reidy. She emigrated to the United States at the age of 15, joining her sister Ellen who lived in Philadelphia. Jennnie, who never married, was a nurse. She died at her home in Philadelphia aged 91.
  89 F vi
Hanora MULVIHILL was born about 11 Feb 1870 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 13 Feb 1870 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Denis Mulvihill and Johanna Cunningham.
  90 M vii
Jeremiah MULVIHILL was born about 10 Aug 1871 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 12 Aug 1871 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Denis Mulvihill and Honora Fury.
+ 91 F viii Margaret MULVIHILL was born on 8 May 1873. She died on 25 Jan 1966.
  92 F ix
Ann MULVIHILL was born on 1 Jan 1875 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 3 Jan 1875 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Leonard Hanrahan and Mary Hanrahan.
  93 M x
John MULVIHILL was born about 26 Dec 1876 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 28 Dec 1876 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Jeremiah Enright and Ellen Mulvihill.

John is listed, unmarried, in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses as a member of the household of his brother Patrick.
  94 F xi
Catherine MULVIHILL was born about 10 Apr 1879 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 12 Apr 1879 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Michael Carr and Mary Carr.
  95 M xii
Michael (Mick) MULVIHILL was born in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

While I have no documented evidence that Mick was a son of John and Bridget, a family source has told that John and Bridget had a son named Michael who was known as "Mick the Manager" because he was assistant manager of Newtownsandes Co-Op Creamery. However, I have been told by another family source that Mick the Manager was born in Kilbaha rather than Aughrim, so it is possible that he was not in fact a son of John and Bridget's. Any help in establishing who Mick the Manager's parents were would be most welcome. Please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees. Thanks.

There was another Michael Mulvihill from Aughrim who had a long association with the creamery, working there from 1925 until 1973. Was he related to Mick above? Could he have been Mick the Manager? There was also a Michael (known as Mick) P. Mulvihill from Aughrim whose wife's name was Hannie and who died on 6 December 1991. Could he have been related to the family of Mick above? I have also been told of a Michael Mulvihill (Moyvane townland of origin unknown) who was married to a Johanna (known as Hannie) Sheehy and whose parents were Patrick Mulvihill and Ellen Mulvihill. It is possible that this Michael is the Michael who died on 6 December 1991.

14. Ann (Nance) CUNNINGHAM (Myles , 'unknown' ) was born in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died before 31 Mar 1901.

Ann married Patrick (Pat) O'CONNOR, son of Thomas O'CONNOR and Mary BROSNAN, on 19 Feb 1867 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. Patrick was born about 8 Mar 1834 in Shronebeirne, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 10 Mar 1834 in Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died after 2 Apr 1911.

After their marriage, Pat and Nance lived in Kilbaha - they were immediate neighbours of Nance's brother, Bryan.

There are 1901 and 1911 census returns from Kilbaha North for Pat's household. The 1901 returns give the following information:

Patrick (67), head
Thomas (31), son
Mary (28), daughter
James (26), son
Nora (22), daughter
John (19), son

In 1911, Pat is listed along with his son Thomas and daughter, Mary. It is possible that Thomas and Mary never married.

Kevin O'Connor from Kent has provided information on Pat's family: Pat's father's name was Thomas O'Connor and his mother's last name was Brosnan. Besides Pat, Thomas had five other children that we know of: Mary, born in 1827; James (Kevin's great-grandfather), born in 1828 who went to farm in Meenahorna, Duagh; Thomas who farmed at Shronebeirne; John T. who moved to Farranpierce in the parish of Killehenny; and Denis who emigrated to the United States. Kevin has put his family history together in a book 'The Descendants of the O'Connors of Carrigafoyle Stemming from the Datheenachs Line' (2006). Besides  the O'Connors, other families covered in Kevin's work include the Brosnans of Shronebeirne, the Byrnes of Coolanelig in Duagh, the Keanes of Ballygrennan in Finuge, and many more. For further information contact Kevin at kevin@oconnor4488.fsworld.co.uk.

Marriage Notes:

The marriage was witnessed by Michael Hanrahan of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry.

The above information, along with the marriage date of 19 December 1866, come from microfilm copies of Moyvane parish registers held in the National Library of Ireland. However, on the Ancestry website the date of marriage is given as 19 February 1867.

Ann and Patrick had the following children.

  96 M i
Thomas O'CONNOR was born about 22 May 1868 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 24 May 1868 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Thomas's baptism were James Connor and Johanna Cunningham.
  97 M ii
Myles O'CONNOR was born about 22 Oct 1869 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 24 Oct 1869 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died in possibly U.S..

Sponsors at Myles's baptism were Daniel Kearney and Margaret Kearney.

Myles emigrated to the United States in 1899. It is thought that he lived initially in Poughkeepsie where he had a cousin (on the ship manifest, the cousin's name looks like Mary Lally of St. Mary's Church, Church St. Poughkeepsie) and later moved to New Jersey. It seems he subsequently lost contact with his family.
  98 F iii
Mary O'CONNOR was born on 4 May 1871 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 13 May 1871 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were John Connor and Ellen Sheehy.
  99 M iv
James O'CONNOR was born on 29 Dec 1873 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 3 Jan 1874 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

James's baptismal sponsors were John Connor and Margaret Thornton.

Unfortunately we have no further information on James.
+ 100 F v Johanna (Josie) O'CONNOR was born on 28 Dec 1875. She died on 29 Apr 1961.
+ 101 F vi Honora (Nora) O'CONNOR was born on 27 Apr 1878. She died on 29 Apr 1959.
  102 M vii
John O'CONNOR was born on 13 Aug 1881 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 13 Aug 1881 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in possibly U.S..

John's baptismal sponsors were Daniel Kearney and Mary Cunningham.

According to Ellis Island records, John emigrated to the United States in September 1906. He was headed for San Francisco to join his sister Josie. The only other information we have about John is that he was naturalised in Spokane, Washington in 1916.

16. Bryan (Little Bryan) "Little Bryan" CUNNINGHAM (Daniel , 'unknown' ) 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.

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.

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

Marriage Notes:

Winnesses were Michael Hayes and Mary Hayes.

Little Bryan and Catherine had the following children.

  103 M i
Daniel CUNNINGHAM was born about 10 Oct 1855 in Kilbaha, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 12 Oct 1855 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Daniel's baptism were John Cunningham and Margaret Stack.
+ 104 F ii Mary CUNNINGHAM was born about 5 Mar 1857.
+ 105 F iii Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM was born about 1 Sep 1858.
  106 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.
+ 107 M v Maurice CUNNINGHAM was born about 20 May 1862. He died on 25 Apr 1924.
+ 108 M vi James (Jim) CUNNINGHAM was born about 1863. He died on 27 May 1928.
  109 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.
  110 F viii
Johanna (Joanie) CUNNINGHAM was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.
  111 F ix
Ann (Nance) CUNNINGHAM was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.
  112 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.
  113 F xi
Ellen ("Little Nell") "Little Nell" CUNNINGHAM was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.

Little Nell never married.

18. Margaret CUNNINGHAM (Daniel , 'unknown' ) was born in 1818 in possibly Knockreigh, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. She died on 2 Jun 1903 in Pallas, Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry.

It appears Margaret was connected to my Cunningham family of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry as descendants of Margaret have been told she was somehow related to Bishop John Francis Cunningham of Concordia, Kansas, to whom my own Cunningham family is also connected. Given that Margaret was born around 1815, it could be she was a sister of Bishop Cunningham's father, John (born about 1791), who appears to have been a brother of my great-great-great-grandfather Myles (born around the 1780s).

Margaret married Timothy HOULIHAN about 1848. Timothy was born about 1797. He died on 22 May 1881 in Pallas, Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  114 M i
James HOULIHAN was born about 1849 in Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry. He died on 24 Mar 1912 in Victoria, Australia.

James emigrated to Australia.
  115 F ii
Catherine HOULIHAN was born in Jul 1853 in Clandouglas, Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 31 Jul 1853 in Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry.

Catherine may have died young.
  116 M iii
Patrick HOULIHAN was born about 1855 in Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry. He died on 20 Sep 1937 in Victoria, Australia.

Patrick emigrated to Australia.
  117 M iv
Thomas HOULIHAN was born in Apr 1859 in Pallas, Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 23 Apr 1859 in Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry. He died on 15 Oct 1933 in Pallas, Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry.

Thomas lived in Pallas.
  118 M v
Daniel HOULIHAN was born in Apr 1861 in Pallas, Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 20 Apr 1861 in Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry.

Daniel may have died young.
  119 F vi
Margaret HOULIHAN was born on 26 Dec 1865 in Pallas, Kilfeighny, Co. Kerry. She died on 21 Aug 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Margaret emigrated to the United States and settled in Louisville, Kentucky.
       
Margaret married Patrick Joseph KILKENNY in Louisville, Kentucky. Patrick was born in 1869 in Athenry, Co. Galway. He died in 1933 in Louisville, Kentucky.

19. Patrick CUNNINGHAM (Daniel , 'unknown' ) was born about 1819 in possibly Knockreigh, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. He died on 24 Jan 1914 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

We are not 100% sure that Patrick is a brother of Margaret but they are definitely related.

Note: I have often seen the townland of Knockanbrack described as being located in Lyreacrompane rather than Duagh.

Patrick married Johanna STACK on 27 Jan 1861 in Duagh, Co. Kerry. Johanna was born about 1828 in probably Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 1 May 1913 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

None of Johanna and Patrick's children married.

They had the following children.

  120 F i
Mary CUNNINGHAM was born on 2 Feb 1862 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 7 Jul 1937 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  121 M ii
Michael CUNNINGHAM was born on 18 Oct 1863 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 13 Feb 1945 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  122 F iii
Margaret CUNNINGHAM was born on 10 Sep 1865 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 10 Feb 1953 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  123 M iv
James CUNNINGHAM was born on 16 May 1867 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  124 M v
Daniel CUNNINGHAM was born on 25 Dec 1870 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Nov 1958 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry.
  125 M vi
Robert CUNNINGHAM was born on 27 Jul 1877 in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 10 Dec 1960 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Robert lived in Knockanbrack, Duagh, Co. Kerry

20. Bridget CUNNINGHAM (Daniel , 'unknown' ) was born about 4 Feb 1820 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 6 Feb 1820 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in possibly 22 Jan 1882 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick.

A Bridget Hayes, widow of a John Hayes, died in Dirreen on 22 January 1882 aged 60 (of typhus). The informant was her son Thomas of Dirreen. This fits in with our Bridget above so I am making the assumption that this death record is our Bridget's.

Bridget married John HAYES. John died after 7 Aug 1878 in probably Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick.

John and his wife, Bridget, may have had more children than those listed below.

They had the following children.

+ 126 F i Johanna HAYES was born about 28 Apr 1857. She died on 13 Aug 1933.
  127 M ii
Thomas HAYES was born in probably Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in probably Australia.
       
Thomas married Nora DUGAN. Nora died in probably Australia.

Nora and Thomas emigrated to Australia.

21. Johanna CUNNINGHAM (Daniel , 'unknown' ) was born about 21 Nov 1823 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 23 Nov 1823 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died on 2 Sep 1902 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Johanna married James HARRINGTON on 19 Feb 1852 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. James was born about 1830. He died on 17 Apr 1906 in Dooncaha, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

I have been told that the James Harrington who married Johanna Cunningham may have come from the Irremore area of Listowel, Co. Kerry. Our Johanna's Cunningham family of Kilbaha had connections with Irremore in that a putative first cousin of Johanna's, Bishop John Francis Cunningham, was born in Irremore, supporting the theory that James was from Irremore, but this of course is no proof.

I had assumed that James would have been living in Kilbaha in the final years of his life but he died in Dooncaha. Had he moved there? The cause of death was "heart disease" of "2 days" duration.  

Note: A Mary Harrington of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry emigrated to the United States in 1899 aged 25, joining her brother (whose first name or initial is illegible on the ship manifest) at 374 Lexington Avenue in Brooklyn. Could Mary have been a daughter or granddaughter of James and Johanna?

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Denis Harrington and Mary Harrington.

Johanna and James had the following children.

+ 128 F i Bridget HARRINGTON was born about 8 Jan 1853. She died.
  129 F ii
Honora HARRINGTON was born about 23 Jan 1854 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 25 Jan 1854 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in probably before 13 Nov 1856.

No baptismal sponsors are recorded on Hanora's baptismal record. Hanora must have died as an infant because her parents had another daughter about three years later whom they named Hanora.
+ 130 F iii Johanna HARRINGTON was born about 1855.
+ 131 F iv Honora (Nora) HARRINGTON was born about 13 Nov 1856. She died in between 31 Mar 1901 and 2 Apr 1911.
  132 M v
John (Jack) HARRINGTON was born about 14 Feb 1858 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 16 Feb 1858 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died after 5 Feb 1951.

Sponsors at Jack's baptism were John Harrington and Ellen Cunningham.

Jack lived in Kilbaha.
+ 133 M vi Daniel HARRINGTON was born about 16 Sep 1859. He died on 29 Dec 1913.
+ 134 M vii James HARRINGTON was born about 20 Feb 1861. He died on 22 Mar 1928.
  135 F viii
Ann HARRINGTON was born about 2 Jan 1863 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 4 Jan 1863 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ann's baptismal sponsors were Daniel Stack and Honora Stack.

An obituary of Ann's sister Ellie mentions a sister, Mrs. Reidy, of Australia. I can account for the husbands of Ellie's other known sisters, none of whose names is Reidy, so could Mrs. Reidy be Ann?
+ 136 F ix Ellen (Ellie) HARRINGTON was born about 10 Nov 1865. She died on 5 Feb 1931.
  137 M x
Cornelius HARRINGTON was born on 11 Dec 1867 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 12 Dec 1867 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in probably 1869.

Cornelius's baptismal sponsors were Edmund Stack and Ann Kelly.

A Cornelius Harrington died in 1869 in the Listowel registration district at the age of one. It is likely that this was our Cornelius above.

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