Descendants of John HANRAHAN (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Second Generation


2. Patrick (Paddy) HANRAHAN (John ) was born about 1816 in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He died in possibly 16 Jul 1903 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

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

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

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.

+ 10 M i John HANRAHAN was born about 1851. He died on 20 Feb 1919.
  11 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.
+ 12 F iii Ellen HANRAHAN (caution: marriage not verified) was born about 1854. She died on 29 Nov 1936.
  13 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.
  14 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.

3. Cornelius (Corney) HANRAHAN (John ) was born in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He died.

Hanrahan researchers may be interested in a Cornelius Hanrahan listed in one of www.Ancestry.com's family trees, although it appears this Cornelius is not Cornelius above as the parents of the Cornelius on Ancestry.com are John Hanrahan and Nora Keane. The Ancestry tree tells us Cornelius married a Mary Culhane and had at least six children: Margaret Mary, John, Thomas, Nano, Kate and Ellen. There is information on Margaret Mary only: she was born in Lenamore, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry; she married Michael Hickie from Puleen, Co. Kerry in 1878; and she died in Co. Kerry in 1925. It appears the Cornelius on Ancestry died aged 74 in Lenamore on 27 January 1895, the informant on the death record being his son John of Lenamore.

Another Cornelius Hanrahan, who may or may not be connected to any of the above, became a priest and served in East Malvern, Melbourne, Australia. Cornelius, who died on 20 September 1945, was the eldest son of Denis (who predeceased Fr. Cornelius) and Mary Hanrahan from Aughrim, Moyvane.

Cornelius married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.

They had the following children.

  15 M i
Daniel (Dan) HANRAHAN died.
  16 F ii
Margaret HANRAHAN died.
  17 F iii
Catherine (Katie) HANRAHAN died.

4. Michael HANRAHAN (John ) 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.

Michael married Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM, daughter of Myles CUNNINGHAM and Johanna LYONS / LYNES, on 15 Jan 1854 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Margaret 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.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Myles Cunningham and Richard Hanrahan.

Michael and Margaret had the following children.

+ 18 M i John (The Major) HANRAHAN was born about 25 Jan 1856. He died on 25 Apr 1932.
  19 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.
+ 20 M iii William HANRAHAN was born about 1 Jun 1860. He died on 10 Feb 1918.
+ 21 F iv Johanna HANRAHAN was born about 2 Oct 1862. She died in 1909.
  22 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.
  23 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.
+ 24 F vii Mary Jane (Jane) HANRAHAN was born on 5 Feb 1872. She died in Nov 1945.
+ 25 M viii Michael HANRAHAN was born on 5 Apr 1874. He died on 23 Nov 1926.
  26 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.
+ 27 F x Ellen (Ellie) HANRAHAN was born on 7 Nov 1877. She died on 13 Nov 1934.

6. James (Jim) HANRAHAN (John ) was born in possibly about 1832 in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He died on 27 Aug 1907 in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry.

There is a 1901 census return for the household of a James Hanrahan, aged 68, of Kilbaha North. It is likely this James is our Jim above.

The full census details are:
James (68)
Ellen (60), wife
John (38), son
Denis (20), son
Ellie (14), daughter

The 1911 return shows John, Jim's son, as the head of his own household in Kilbaha South. Details are:
John J. (47)
Annie (30), wife
Ellie (7), daughter
Bridget (5), daughter
Johanna (3), daughter
James (2), son
Jerry (8 months), son
Ellen (74), mother (who could speak both Irish and English)
Denis (28), brother
John J. and Annie had been married eight years and had five children born alive, all of whom were alive at the time of the census.

Baptismal records have been located for the following children born to a James Hanrahan and Ellen Sheahan of Kilbaha:

John (baptised on 4 January 1863 with sponsors Michael Hanrahan and Margaret Cunningham)
Patrick (baptised on 2 October 1864 with sponsors Patrick Sheahan and (what looks like) Janeta Kennelly)
Janeta (baptised on 24 September 1865 with sponsors John Shine and Mary Hanrahan)
Johanna Hanrahan (baptised on 9 December 1869 with sponsors Callaghan (sic) Sheahan and Brigid Hanrahan)
Catherine Hanrahan (born on 1 January 1872, baptised on 3 January 1872 with sponsors were John Hanrahan and Ellen Shine)

Could Catherine be Katie, daughter of Jim above? And could the other children be additional children that we did not know about?

In Ahavoher Cemetery in Moyvane is the grave of James J. Hanrahan of Kilbaha who died 30 June 1990 aged 81. Could this be the grave of two-year-old son James above from the 1911 census. James J. is buried with his wife, Ellen (née Shanahan) who died on 8 September 1992, also aged 81.

James married Ellen SHEAHAN. Ellen was born in possibly about 1840. She died after 2 Apr 1911.

They had the following children.

+ 28 M i John (John Jim) HANRAHAN was born in possibly about 10 Feb 1863.
  29 M ii
Patrick HANRAHAN was born on 3 Oct 1864 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.
  30 F iii
Catherine (Katie) HANRAHAN was born in possibly 1 Jan 1872 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.
  31 M iv
Michael HANRAHAN was born in possibly 26 May 1874 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

In family notes outlining Michael's branch of the Hanrahan family tree, the word 'sapper' and 'Aust.' (presumably meaning Australia) appear after Michael's name. A search of World War I casualties on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (www.cwgc.org) shows that a Michael Francis Hanrahan, a private in the Australian army, died on 11 April 1917 in northern France. However, no information as to his age or his parents' names and address is given so there is no evidence that Michael Francis Hanrahan is our Michael above.
+ 32 M v Denis (Denis Jim) HANRAHAN was born in possibly 12 Jun 1880. He died in 1939.
  33 F vi
Ellen (Ellie) HANRAHAN (caution: not verified) was born in possibly 19 Jun 1886 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

7. Denis (Denny) HANRAHAN (John ) was born in May 1833 in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 25 May 1833 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He died about 1877 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Patrick Sheehan and Ellen Sheehan.

Margaret inherited the Collins family farm in Moohane where she and her husband, Denny, lived. The farm had originally belonged to the Enright family - Margaret's mother was an Enright - who I am told were landlords and lived in Garryard, near Listowel, Co. Kerry. The Moohane farm was given to Margaret's mother when she married William Collins.

Denis married Margaret COLLINS, daughter of William COLLINS and Ann ENRIGHT, on 16 Feb 1863 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. Margaret was born about 1842 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She died on 4 Jul 1923 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Killehenny Cemetery, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

+ 34 F i Jane HANRAHAN was born about 28 Jan 1864. She died on 29 Jul 1926.
+ 35 F ii Ann (Annie) Catherine HANRAHAN was born about 14 Oct 1865. She died on 12 Aug 1951.
+ 36 M iii John (John Denny) HANRAHAN was born about 23 Jan 1868. He died on 28 Feb 1946.
+ 37 M iv William HANRAHAN was born about 3 Sep 1869. He died on 29 Jul 1946.
+ 38 M v Timothy Denis HANRAHAN was born about 20 Jul 1871. He died on 25 Apr 1942.
  39 M vi
Michael (Mike Denny) HANRAHAN was born about 1 May 1873 in Moohane, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 3 May 1873 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Unfortunately we have no further information on Mike.
+ 40 F vii Catherine HANRAHAN was born about 5 Mar 1875. She died on 25 Oct 1955.

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