Descendants of Bryan CUNNINGHAM (caution: not verified) (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Fifth Generation

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444. Rita Marie MANLEY (Honora (Nora) O'CONNOR , Ann (Nance) CUNNINGHAM , Myles , Bryan ) was born about 1919 in San Francisco. She died in 2004 in California.

Rita married Gino BRACCIOTTI in 1950. Gino was born on 19 Mar 1919 in San Mateo, California. He died on 4 Aug 1989 in San Mateo, California.

They had the following children.

+ 1016 M i David BRACCIOTTI was born in 1954. He died in 2011.

445. Nora Anne (Nancy) MANLEY (Honora (Nora) O'CONNOR , Ann (Nance) CUNNINGHAM , Myles , Bryan ) was born on 29 Apr 1921 in San Francisco. She died in 2011 in Walnut Creek, California.

Nancy was a nurse.

Nora married Denny Lewis MILLER, son of Lewis Harold MILLER and Evelyn Murine FAIRCHILD, on 7 Apr 1956 in Reno, Nevada. Denny was born on 2 Feb 1927 in Sunset Beach, Oregon. He died in 2007 in Walnut Creek, California.

They had the following children.

+ 1017 F i Living.
  1018 M ii
Denny Lewis MILLER was born on 3 Aug 1958 in San Francisco. He died on 18 Jul 1981 in Tonopah, Nevada.
  1019 F iii
Dana Marie MILLER was born on 22 May 1960 in Greenbrae, California. She died on 17 Mar 1963 in Lagunitas, California.
  1020 M iv Living.

447. Nicholas COSTELLO (Mary CUNNINGHAM , Bryan (Little Bryan) D. , Daniel , Bryan ) was born on 13 Sep 1890 in Coolaclarig, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died on 2 Aug 1961 in Coolaclarig, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Nicholas married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died after 2 Aug 1961.

They had the following children.

  1021 M i Living.

456. Bryan (Ben) CUNNINGHAM (Maurice , Bryan (Little Bryan) D. , Daniel , Bryan ) was born on 8 Jul 1902 in Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 10 Jul 1902 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 22 Feb 1964 in 4 Marian Place, Glin, Co. Limerick. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

No sponsors were recorded on Ben's baptimal record (on www.irishgenealogy.ie).

Ben, who was a bicycle mechanic, lived at 4 Marian Place, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Bryan married Margaret CARROLL, daughter of John CARROLL, on 19 Apr 1941 in Lurriga, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick. Margaret was born about 1906. She died on 28 Dec 1989. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Margaret was from Patrickswell, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children.

  1022 F i Living.
+ 1023 M ii James (Jimmy) CUNNINGHAM was born about 1944. He died on 20 Oct 2002.
  1024 F iii Living.
        Living married Living.
  1025 F iv Living.

459. Mary CUNNINGHAM (Maurice , Bryan (Little Bryan) D. , Daniel , Bryan ) was born on 10 Mar 1906 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 12 Mar 1906 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died before 16 Nov 1984 in Glin, Co. Limerick. She was buried in the Churchyard, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Baptismal sponsors were Nicholas Costello and Mary Shine.

Mary married Michael DALTON, son of Patrick DALTON, on 17 Mar 1923 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Michael was born in Tooreendonnell, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died.

Michael and Mary lived in Glin where thay ran a grocery shop. I am told Michael died when his children were quite young.

They had the following children.

  1026 M i Living.
  1027 F ii Living.
  1028 iii Living.

460. Hanora (Nora) CUNNINGHAM (Maurice , Bryan (Little Bryan) D. , Daniel , Bryan ) was born on 10 Nov 1907 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 12 Nov 1907 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 22 Nov 1982. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Michael Foran and Ellen Enright.

Nora and her husband, Myles Kearney, who were third cousins (through the Cunninghams), lived in Moyvane South, Co. Kerry.

Hanora married Myles P. KEARNEY, son of Myles KEARNEY and Margaret (Maggie) CULHANE, on 14 Jan 1936 in Church of St. Joseph, Limerick. Myles was born on 26 Mar 1910 in Moyvane village, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 26 Mar 1910 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 18 Jun 2003. He was buried on 20 Jun 2003 in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Thomas Culhane and Ellen Culhane.

They had the following children.

+ 1029 M i Living is printed as #705.

461. John (Jack) CUNNINGHAM (Maurice , Bryan (Little Bryan) D. , Daniel , Bryan ) was born on 12 May 1909 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 12 May 1909 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in 1982 in New York City.

Jack's baptismal sponsor was Mary Shine.

Jack emigrated to the United States in August 1929 and settled in the Bronx, New York.

John married Mary LENIHAN. Mary was born in Lisheen, near Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry. She died after 1982 in probably New York.

They had the following children.

  1030 M i Living.

462. William (Billy) CUNNINGHAM (Maurice , Bryan (Little Bryan) D. , Daniel , Bryan ) was born on 1 Dec 1910 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 1 Dec 1910 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 22 Nov 1985 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Billy's baptismal sponsors were William Foran and Honora Shine.

Billy and his wife, Jo, were related. It is thought by a family member that they might have been third cousins, but the exact connection has not been established. We do know that Billy's father's name was Maurice and that Maurice's father's name was Bryan (Maurice's children were known as the 'Maurice Bryans'). However, it is not known if Maurice was a son of "Little Bryan" (which would make Jo and Billy third cousins once removed), or a son of Bryan Cunningham who married Johanna Hudson (which would make them first cousins once removed). However, given the information we have been provided by the family source it appears the former is more likely.

Billy was a fine singer. He inherited the Cunningham family home in Moyvane village.

William married Johanna (Jo) O'CONNOR, daughter of Edmond (Eddie, Ned) O'CONNOR and Mary FLAVIN. Johanna was born on 9 Apr 1913 in Gurteenavallig, Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She died on 9 Jan 1986 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

+ 1031 M i Living.
+ 1032 F ii Living.
  1033 M iii
Edward (Eddie) CUNNINGHAM was born on 4 Sep 1945 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 14 Jan 2009. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Having lived in Moyvane village for many years, Eddie, who never married, ran a farm in Aughrim, Moyvane. Like his father he was a talented singer.
+ 1034 M iv Patrick (Pat) CUNNINGHAM was born on 27 Mar 1951. He died on 25 Jan 2016.

466. Maud CUNNINGHAM (Maurice , Bryan (Little Bryan) D. , Daniel , Bryan ) was born on 2 Apr 1918 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. She died on 27 Feb 1974 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Maud married John (Jack) FITZMAURICE, son of John (Jack) FITZMAURICE and Hanora (Nora) MCEVOY. John was born on 22 Dec 1916 in Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 19 Mar 1998 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Jack and Maud lived in Moyvane village.

They had the following children.

+ 1035 M i Living.

470. Mary CUNNINGHAM (James (Jim) , Bryan (Little Bryan) D. , Daniel , Bryan ) was born about 10 May 1904 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 12 May 1904 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.

Mary married Edmond LISTON, son of Thomas LISTON, on 24 Nov 1928 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. Edmond was born in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died.

They had the following children.

  1036 F i Living.
  1037 M ii Living.
  1038 F iii Living.
  1039 F iv Living.
        Living married Living.
  1040 F v Living.
  1041 F vi Living.

471. John (Jack) Patrick CUNNINGHAM (James (Jim) , Bryan (Little Bryan) D. , Daniel , Bryan ) 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.

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.

John married Catherine (Kitty) MCCOY, daughter of Timothy MCCOY and Johanna DANAHER, on 18 Apr 1933 in Athea, Co. Limerick. Catherine 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.

They had the following children.

+ 1042 M i James (Jimmy) CUNNINGHAM was born in 1935. He died on 1 Apr 2006.
  1043 F ii Living.
  1044 F iii Living.
+ 1045 F iv Christina (Chris) CUNNINGHAM died on 13 Feb 2010.
+ 1046 M v Living.
+ 1047 F vi Anna (Anne) Maria CUNNINGHAM was born in possibly 1942. She died on 28 Jul 2010.
  1048 F vii Living.

474. Hanora (Nora) HUDSON (Johanna HAYES , Bridget CUNNINGHAM , Daniel , Bryan ) was born on 9 Dec 1879 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened in Dec 1879 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 21 Jun 1958 in Kilcara, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Hanora married John D. BROSNAN, son of Daniel BROSNAN and Ellen SHEAHAN, on 24 Feb 1906 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John was born about 28 Nov 1868 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 1 Dec 1868 in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 22 Oct 1929 in Lacca East, Kilmorna, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

John and his wife, Nora, farmed in Lacca (also spelled Lacka) East, Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. I have also seen their address given as Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, Co. Kerry, which is not strictly correct but is the address sometimes recorded for the family in church records. Note that Islandanny is not itself a parish or townland; rather it is regarded as the area that comprise the six townlands of Sluicequarter, Rea, Knocknacaheragh, Pilgrim Hill, Lacca East and Shronebeirne.  

It is said that the Brosnans of Islandanny are descended from two Brosnan men (presumably related) from Castleisland, Co. Kerry who settled in Islandanny and ended up owing most of it. As the years went by, the Brosnan families sub divided their land between them to such an extent that at one point there were 17 Brosnan families living in Islandanny.

The nickname of John's branch of the Brosnan family is "Chawkes", the name originating with John himself. Apparently at the time there was a man by the name of Chawke who worked locally as perhaps an inspector of drains or something similar. One day, John saw Mr. Chawke walking down the street ahead of him and, wanting to speak to him, started calling out "Chawke, Chawke, Chawke...". People found this funny and from then on started calling him "Chawke"!

Although John was born in Duagh, he was baptised in Athea, Co. Limerick, the home parish of his mother, Ellen. It was common practice at the time to have the first-born child baptised in the mother's parish church. As the eldest child, John presumably inherited his family's farm in Lacca East.

John died at his home in Lacca East in 1929 aged 60, having suffered from chronic gastritis for about six months.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Jeremiah Brosnan and Helen Brosnan, both from Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Hanora and John had the following children.

+ 1049 F i Ellen (Lil, Ellie) BROSNAN was born on 23 Jan 1907. She died on 16 Apr 1996.
+ 1050 M ii Daniel (Dan) J. BROSNAN was born on 6 Apr 1908. He died on 21 Dec 1969.
+ 1051 F iii Johanna (Hannie) BROSNAN was born on 28 Sep 1909. She died on 1 May 1990.
+ 1052 M iv William (Sonny) BROSNAN was born on 10 Nov 1910. He died on 24 May 1981.
+ 1053 F v Mary Ita (Ita) BROSNAN was born on 28 Dec 1912. She died on 13 Nov 1991.
  1054 F vi
Hanora (Ciss) BROSNAN was born on 2 Jan 1915 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 2 Jan 1915 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 2 Oct 1989 in Bunaghara, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Ciss was baptised on the day she was born. Sponsors were Timothy Kane and Johanna Hudson.
       
Hanora married Daniel (Dan) KEANE, son of John D. KEANE and Margaret CORRIDAN, on 15 Feb 1947 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. Daniel was born on 19 Nov 1909 in Lisroe, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 20 Nov 1909 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 3 Jan 1996.

Dan's baptismal sponsors were Cornelius Keane and Mary Keane.

Dan's father moved the family from Lisroe to a small farm in Kilcara, also in Duagh, around 1923, and Dan eventually inherited this farm. In 1968 Dan sold the Kilcara farm to Dan Brosnan, a brother of his wife, Ciss, and he and Ciss moved to Bunaghara (also spelled Bunagara), Listowel, where they lived for the rest of their lives. They had no children.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Maurice Keane of Lisroe, Duagh and Johanna Brosnan of Islandanny, Duagh.

  1055 M vii
Denis BROSNAN was born on 3 Oct 1916 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 3 Oct 1916 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Oct 1995 in Newton, Massachusetts.

Denis was baptised on the day he was born. Sponsors were James Hayes and Bridget Hayes. Denis, who never married, lived in the United States.
  1056 M viii
John Joseph (John Joe) BROSNAN was born on 11 Apr 1919 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 13 Apr 1919 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 14 Apr 2016 in Kilrush, Co. Clare. He was buried in New Shanakyle Cemetery, Kilrush, Co. Clare.

John Joe's baptismal sponsors were Charles McCarthy and Hanora Keane.

John Joe worked as a butter maker, initially at Listowel Creamery, Co. Kerry and later at Kilrush Creamery in Co. Clare. He also farmed in Cappa, Kilrush.

John Joe died at the age of 97. He and his wife, Mary, had no children.

       
John married Mary MCNAMARA on 25 Sep 1955 in Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Ennis Road, Limerick. Mary died about 2013 in Kilrush, Co. Clare.

Mary was from Ballykett, Kilrush, Co. Clare. She and John Joe lived in Cappa, Kilrush.
  1057 M ix
Edward (Ned) Benedict BROSNAN was born on 23 Jan 1922 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 26 Jan 1922 in St. Brigid's Church, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Jan 1997 in Bunagara, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Ned's baptismal sponsors were Michael Sheehy and Ellen Brosnan.

Ned never married.

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