Descendants of Laurence O'HARA (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Third Generation


6. Laurence O'HARA (William , Laurence ) was born in 1821 in Glooria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 7 Apr 1904 in Cloongreahen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Laurence was renowned locally for his great strength.

Laurence married Catherine MULLOY on 16 Feb 1846 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Catherine was born in 1821 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1904 in Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

At the time of the untimely death of their daughter Maria in 1894 (aged 47) Maria and Laurence were living in Donald's Hill in Cootehall.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Michael Brother (was 'Brother' a surname or does it signify that Michael was a brother of Laurence?) and Catherine Mulloy.

Laurence and Catherine had the following children.

+ 36 F i Maria O'HARA was born about 28 Dec 1846. She died in Aug 1894.
+ 37 F ii Jane O'HARA was born about 14 Jun 1848. She died on 2 Jun 1922.
+ 38 M iii Patrick O'HARA was born about 19 Mar 1849. He died in 1928.
  39 M iv
William O'HARA was born about 26 Dec 1854 in Cloongreahen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 26 Dec 1854.

Sponsors at William's baptism were William O'Hara and Honora Mulloy.
  40 M v
John O'HARA was born about 15 Sep 1855 in Cloongreahen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 15 Sep 1855.

Sponsors at John's baptism were Robert O'Hara and Joanna O'Hara.
  41 M vi
Charles O'HARA was born about 26 Sep 1857 in Cloongreahen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 26 Sep 1857.

Sponsors at Charles's baptism were William O'Hara and Joanna Boyde.

As a young man, Charles emigrated to the United States where he met his wife.
       
Charles married Catherine (Katie) DUFFY in U.S.. Catherine died.

Katie was a first cousin of Michael Gearty who married Charles's niece Emily Lavin.

Katie and Charles returned to Ireland from the United States in the 1920s and lived about a mile outside Carrick-on-Shannon on the Leitrim Village road.
  42 M vii
Laurence O'HARA was born about 20 Dec 1859 in Cloongreahen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 20 Dec 1859. He died after Oct 1903 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

Laurence was well known in the Boyle area having been elected to the Boyle Town Commission. He also owned the Rockingham Arms Hotel which had previously been owned by his father-in-law. Laurence sold the hotel around 1905.
       
Laurence married Sara O'LEARY, daughter of Thomas O'LEARY, on 25 Feb 1884 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Sara was born about 1855 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She died in Oct 1903 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She was buried in Eastersnow, Co. Roscommon.

Sara was an only child. Her father was the proprietor of the Rockingham Arms Hotel in Boyle.
  43 M viii
Joseph O'HARA was born about 14 Mar 1862 in Cloongreahen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 14 Mar 1862.

Sponsors at Joseph's baptism were Andrew O'Hara and Catherine Healy.
       
Joseph married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.

Joseph's first wife died in childbirth.
       
Joseph also married Anne MULLOY. Anne died.

It is thought that Anne and Joseph may have been related.

7. William O'HARA (William , Laurence ) was born in 1819 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1915 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

William was a grocer and publican.

William married Joanna (Jane) BAMBRICK, daughter of Patrick BAMBRICK and Jane 'UNKNOWN', on 19 Feb 1855. Joanna was born about 1830 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died before 2 Apr 1911 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Laurence O'Hara and Anne McLoughlin.

William and Joanna had the following children.

  44 F i
Anne Mary O'HARA was born about 27 Mar 1856 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 27 Mar 1856.

Sponsors at Mary Anne's baptism were William O'Hara and Maria O'Hara.

Mary Anne was housekeeper to her uncle, Fr. Patrick O'Hara of Four Mile House, Co. Roscommon. She had a memorial to him erected in Ardcarne cemetery.
  45 M ii
William O'HARA (caution: not verified) was born in 1857 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died before Apr 1901.
+ 46 M iii Patrick O'HARA was born about 6 Dec 1857. He died before 2 Apr 1911.
  47 F iv
Teresa O'HARA was born about 20 Oct 1859 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 20 Oct 1859.

Sponsors at Teresa's baptism  were Patrick Bambrick and Joanna Boyde.
  48 M v
Laurence O'HARA was born about 5 Jun 1861 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 5 Jun 1861. He died about 1906 in Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Laurence's baptism were Jeremiah Cox and Anne O'Beirne.

       
Laurence married Brigid 'UNKNOWN' on 5 Jan 1879 in Calry, Co. Sligo.

Brigid was married in Calry, Co. Sligo, indicating this was her home parish.
+ 49 F vi Mary (Mud) O'HARA was born about 22 Jun 1863. She died on 18 Dec 1941.
+ 50 M vii Joseph O'HARA was born on 21 Dec 1865. He died.

9. Robert O'HARA (William , Laurence ) was born in 1834 in Glooria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1893 in Glooria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

In 1860 Robert's father deeded over to him a house and 12 acres valued at £12.

Robert married Maria KEVENY / KEAVNEY (caution: not verified) about 1856. Maria died in 1862.

They had the following children.

+ 51 F i Elizabeth O'HARA was born about 23 Feb 1858. She died on 3 Feb 1931.
+ 52 M ii John O'HARA was born about 22 Jan 1860.

Robert also married Mary / Maria DALY / DAYLY, daughter of Michael DALY, on 9 Jun 1862 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Mary was born about 1840. She died after Mar 1901.

Mary and Robert may have had more children after 1880.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Robert Daly and Brigid Brady.

Robert and Mary had the following children.

  53 M iii
William O'HARA was born about 11 Apr 1863 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 11 Apr 1863.

Sponsors at William's baptism were Roger O'Hara and Brigid Dayly.
  54 F iv
Johanna O'HARA was born on 16 Feb 1865 in Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 18 Feb 1865.
  55 M v
Michael O'HARA was born about 12 Feb 1867 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 12 Feb 1867.

Michael and Mary were twins.

Sponsors at Michael's baptism were William O'Hara and Maria Bruen.
  56 F vi
Mary / Maria O'HARA was born about 12 Feb 1867 in Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 12 Feb 1867.

Michael and Mary were twins.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were John O'Hara and Joanna O'Hara.
+ 57 M vii Patrick O'HARA was born about 16 Mar 1869. He died in 1951.
  58 F viii
Eleanor (Ellen) O'HARA was born about 14 Feb 1871 in Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 14 Feb 1871.

Sponsors at Ellen's baptism were William Daly and Elizabeth O'Hara.
  59 F ix
Catherine O'HARA was born about 9 Feb 1875 in Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 9 Feb 1875.

Sponsors at Catherine's baptism were Roger O'Hara and Maria O'Hara.
       
Catherine married Denis MORAN.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Andrew O'Hara and Joanna O'Hara.

  60 F x
Anne O'HARA was born about 30 Nov 1876 in Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 30 Nov 1876.

Sponsors at Anne's baptism were John O'Hara and Joanna O'Hara.
  61 M xi
Robert O'HARA was born about 4 Oct 1878 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 4 Oct 1878.

Robert and Roger were twins.

Sponsors at Robert's baptism were John McLoughlin and Joanna O'Hara.
  62 M xii
Roger O'HARA was born about 4 Oct 1878 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 4 Oct 1878.

Robert and Roger were twins. Sponsors at Roger's baptism were Patrick O'Hara and Maria O'Hara.

It is possible that Roger died on 24 February 1928 because a newspaper death notice was located online for a Roger O'Hara of Gloria, Cootehall who died (at his residence) on this day. Unfortunately no other information is povided.
  63 F xiii
Margaret O'HARA was born about 30 Jul 1880 in Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 30 Jul 1880.

Sponsors at Margaret's baptism were Patrick O'Hara and Maria McLoughlin.

10. Andrew O'HARA (William , Laurence ) was born in 1839 in Glooria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 1 Jul 1887.

According to his marriage certificate, Andrew's residence prior to his marriage was Cuilbalkeen (near Cootehall).

Andrew married Anne MULLOY, daughter of John MULLOY, on 1 Jul 1872 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Anne was born about 1850 in Ballyfermoyle, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died after Mar 1901.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Peter McLoughlin and Elizabeth Flanagan.

Andrew and Anne had the following children.

  64 M i
Charles O'HARA was born on 3 May 1873 in Cuilbalkeen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 18 May 1938 in Philadelphia. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Charles worked as a labourer in Philadelphia. He died of myocarditis.
       
Charles married Catherine MALLEN?. Catherine died before 18 May 1938.
  65 M ii
William O'HARA was born on 20 Jan 1875 in Cuilbalkeen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
  66 F iii
Catherine O'HARA was born on 12 Jul 1876 in Cuilbalkeen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
  67 M iv
Roger O'HARA was born on 1 May 1878 in Cuilbalkeen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
  68 F v
Theresa O'HARA was born on 1 May 1878 in Cuilbalkeen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
  69 M vi
Lawrence O'HARA was born on 29 Aug 1880 in Cuilbalkeen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
+ 70 M vii Joseph Andrew O'HARA was born on 24 Apr 1886. He died in Dec 1972.

11. Roger (Rossy) O'HARA (William , Laurence ) was born about 17 Feb 1844 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 17 Feb 1844. He died after 1919 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Rossy's baptism were Roger O'Hara and Maria Moran.

Rossy, aged 57, is listed in the 1901 census with his wife, Elizabeth and their 19-year-old son Patrick in the townland of Cloongreaghan in Cootehall. He is listed again in the 1911 census with Elizabeth, Patrick and a 16-year-old niece named Maggie McLoughlin. According to the 1911 census, Rossy and Elizabeth had been married for 43 years and had six children born alive, all six of whom were still alive at the time of the census. This does not tie in with information I received from a family source who told me that Rossy and Elizabeth had seven children (no names were known). It is also thought that they had a daughter named Mary.

Roger married Elizabeth (Lizzie) LAVIN, daughter of Luke LAVIN and Brigid STAPLETON, on 29 Jun 1868 in Kilmore Chapel, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. Elizabeth was born in 1846 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. She died on 15 Nov 1919 in Glooria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Lizzie was a sister of Patrick Lavin of Ardgallagher, Kilmore who married Rossy's niece Jane O'Hara.

According to the 1911 census, Lizzie and her husband, Rossy, had six children born alive, all six of whom were alive at the time of the census. However, we have evidence of seven children. Perhaps one of the children listed below died very young and was mistakenly not included in the total number.

They had the following children.

  71 F i
Mary Jane O'HARA was born on 15 May 1869 in Co. Roscommon.

We know that Mary lived to adulthood as her brother William in Philadelphia used to mention his sister Mary back in Ireland to his family.

It is possible that Mary married a Chris Bury or a T. Christie. We know this from her mother's obituary in The Roscommon Herald of 29 November 1919 in which the list of chief mourners included "...Mrs. John McGrath (Elphin), Mrs. Chris Bury and Mrs. Patrick Flynn, Cootehall (daughters): Mr. John McGrath, Mr. T. Christie and Mr. Patrick Flynn (sons-in-law)....Austin McGrath and Gerald Flynn (grandsons), Eileen Flynn (granddaughter)" and we know that Mary's's sisters Ellen and Elizabeth were married to John McGrath and Patrick Flynn respectively. If Mary was married to either Chris Bury or T. Christie then her other sister, Anne, could have been married to the other. It is also possible that Chris Bury and T. Christie are the same person (assuming a typographical error in the obituary). If anyone can clarify who married whom I would be very grateful if you could email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com.
  72 F ii
Anne O'HARA was born about 8 Feb 1872 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 8 Feb 1872.

Sponsors at Anne's baptism were William O'Hara and Brigid Stapleton.

It is possible that Anne married a Chris Bury or a T. Christie. See notes for Anne's sister Mary above.

I had thought that Anne had a sister named Mary as her brother William in Philadelphia used to mention a sister named Mary to his family. However, according to the 1911 census, Anne's parents, Rossy and Lizzie O'Hara, had six children born alive, all six of whom were alive at the time of the census. Including Mary would bring the number of children to seven, so there is clearly an error in the information shown here on the family of Rossy and Lizzie. Clarification would be most welcome.
+ 73 M iii William J. O'HARA was born about 9 Jul 1873. He died on 26 Nov 1931.
+ 74 F iv Ellen O'HARA was born about 1877.
+ 75 F v Elizabeth O'HARA was born about 21 Jan 1878.
  76 M vi
Patrick O'HARA was born about 1881 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
  77 M vii
Joseph O'HARA was born on 21 Oct 1883 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 30 Apr 1912 in Philadelphia. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

A Joseph O'Hara, son of Roger and Elizabeth O'Hara from Cootehall, Co. Roscommon emigrated to the United States in 1911 aged about 23. Although a family source has provided us with a birth year of 1883 for our Joseph (which would have made him about 28 years of age in 1911), it seems very likely this is our Joseph above, especially in light of the fact that the Joseph who emigrated had a brother named William as did ours.

Assuming it was our Joseph who emigrated, here are his immigration details:

Joseph, accompanied by an Annie O'Hara (relationship to Joseph not provided) who was aged about 60, arrived in Philadelphia on 28 March 1911 and were met by a Hubert O'Hara (relationship to Joseph and Annie is unknown but Annie could have been the daughter of Roger O'Hara and Maria Murray and a first cousin once removed of Joseph's who we know emigrated to the U.S.).

12. Maria O'HARA (Roger , Laurence ) was born in 1831 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died after 2 Apr 1911 in probably Brackloon, Tumna, Co. Roscommon.

Maria is listed in the 1901 census as a 75-year-old widow living in Brackloon in the parish of Tumna, Co. Roscommon. Also listed with her is her 10-year-old granddaughter Mary, whose surname could be Kermoy or Kennedy or Keveney. Maria is listed alone at the same address in the 1911 census.

Maria married William MAXWELL, son of 'unknown' MAXWELL, on 26 Jan 1852. William was born in 1820. He died on 6 Jun 1892 in probably Brackloon, Tumna, Co. Roscommon.

Most of William's siblings emigrated to the United States.

Maxwell researchers may be interested in information received from Ellen Brewin in Illinois on her Maxwell ancestors. Ellen's great-great-grandmother was Catherine Maxwell who was born around 1823. Catherine married a Michael Coleman in 1841 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She died around 1888 and is buried, along with Michael, in Estersnow Cemetery, not far from Boyle. Their descendants who emigrated went mainly to Taunton and Leominster, both in Massachusetts. Ellen wonders if her ancestors were connected to the Maxwell family who are mentioned in David Thomson's book, 'Woodbrook', an account of the author's time as tutor in the 1930s to the Kirkwood children of the Woodbrook estate, located between Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon. If so then Ellen's ancestors were related to William Maxwell above as it was William's son Michael who worked for the Kirkwoods and whose family is mentioned in the book.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were James Maxwell and Catherine O'Hara.

Maria and William had the following children.

  78 M i
Thomas MAXWELL was born about 11 Dec 1853 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 11 Dec 1853. He died in possibly U.S..

Sponsors at Thomas's baptism were Patrick O'Hara and Mary Anne O'Hara.

We know Thomas emigrated to the United States because an 1880 U.S. census record has been located for him - and his brother Patrick - in the household of his aunt Anne (née O'Hara) and her husband, John Ryan, in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  79 M ii
Patrick MAXWELL was born about 4 Feb 1855 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 4 Feb 1855. He died in possibly U.S..

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were Michael O'Hara and Anne Murry.

We know Patrick emigrated to the United States because an 1880 U.S. census record has been located for him - and his brother Thomas - in the household of his aunt Anne (née O'Hara) and her husband, John Ryan, in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  80 M iii
Roger MAXWELL was born about 16 Mar 1857 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 16 Mar 1857.

Sponsors at James's baptism were Roger O'Hara and Margaret O'Hara.
+ 81 M iv Michael (Mick) MAXWELL was born about 1 May 1859.
  82 F v
Anne MAXWELL was born about 27 May 1861 in Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 27 May 1861.

Sponsors at Anne's baptism were Thomas Maxwell and Elizabeth Frivar.

Anne may have emigrated to the United States.
  83 F vi
Maria MAXWELL was born about 15 Aug 1863 in Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 15 Aug 1863.

Sponsors at Maria's baptism were Laurence O'Hara and Anne O'Hara.
  84 M vii
William MAXWELL was born about 20 Aug 1865 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 20 Aug 1865.

Sponsors at William's baptism were William O'Hara and Maria Maxwell.
  85 M viii
Laurence MAXWELL was born about 8 May 1868 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 8 May 1868.

Sponsors at Laurence's baptism were Eugene Morahan and Anne O'Hara.
  86 F ix
Catherine MAXWELL was born on 24 May 1870 in Brackloon, Tumna, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 25 May 1870 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Catherine's baptism were Thomas McDermott and Catherine O'Hara,

13. Patrick O'HARA (Roger , Laurence ) was born in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

It is thought that Patrick farmed in the townland of Cleigna (also spelled Clegna) in Cootehall.

Patrick married Margaret MEEHAN on 2 Feb 1852 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Margaret was born about 1834.

Could Margaret have been related to Ellen Meehan who married Laurence O'Hara, uncle of Margaret's husband, Patrick?

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Patrick Meehan and Roger O'Hara.

Patrick and Margaret had the following children.

  87 M i
John O'HARA was born about 5 Jun 1853. He was christened on 5 Jun 1853.

Sponsors at John's baptism were Laurence O'Hara and Joanna O'Hara.
  88 M ii
Roger O'HARA was born about 9 Nov 1854. He was christened on 9 Nov 1854.

Sponsors at Roger's baptism were William Maxwell and Anne Meehan.

It is possible that Roger married a woman named Winifred because the 1901 census shows a return for the household of a Roger O'Hara, aged 50, of Clegna, Cootehall (Ardcarn), where it is believed the father of our Roger used to farm. Listed with Roger in the census are his wife, Winifred, aged 45, and a servant. Another possibility is that the Roger from the census is Roger, son of Patrick O'Hara and Honoria Lavin of Clegna, who was born in 1846.
  89 M iii
Michael O'HARA was born about 12 Aug 1858. He was christened on 12 Aug 1858.

Sponsors at Michael's baptism were William O'Hara and Maria Maxwell.
  90 M iv
James O'HARA was born in probably Jan 1860. He was christened in Jan 1860.

Sponsors at James's baptism were William O'Hara and Anne O'Hara.
  91 M v
Patrick O'HARA was born about 23 Jul 1862. He was christened on 23 Jul 1862. He died before 1868.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were Michael O'Hara and Maria Parthalan.
  92 F vi
Teresa O'HARA was born about 20 Aug 1864. She was christened on 20 Aug 1864.

Sponsors at Teresa's baptism were William Maxwell and Eleanor O'Hara.
  93 M vii
William O'HARA was born about 22 Dec 1866. He was christened on 22 Dec 1866.

Sponsors at William's baptism  were Roger O'Hara and Johanna O'Hara.

It is possible that William married a woman named Eliza because the 1901 census shows a return for the household of a William O'Hara, aged 32, of Clegna, Cootehall (Ardcarn). Listed with William are his 26-year-old wife, Eliza, and his father, 75-year-old widower named Patrick. Ten years later the same household has the following listed:
Patrick (84)
William (46), son
Lizzie (40), daughter-in-law
Lawrence (10), grandson
Margaret M. (8), granddaughter
William and Lizzie had been married 11 years and had five children born alive, only two of whom were still alive at the time of the census.
  94 M viii
Patrick O'HARA was born in 1867.
  95 M ix
Joseph O'HARA was born on 2 Sep 1868 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 6 Sep 1868 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Joseph's baptism were Roger O'Hara and Elizabeth Meehan.
  96 F x
Margaret O'HARA was born about 30 Jul 1870. She was christened on 30 Jul 1870.

Sponsors at Margaret's baptism were James Campbell and Brigid Cryan.
  97 F xi
Mary/Maria O'HARA was born about 7 Feb 1872. She was christened on 7 Feb 1872.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were Patrick Maxwell and Anne O'Hara.
  98 F xii
Elizabeth O'HARA was born about 12 Jun 1874. She was christened on 12 Jun 1874.

Sponsors at Elizabeth's baptism were Roger O'Hara and Catherine O'Hara.
  99 F xiii
Eleanor O'HARA was born about 12 Jul 1877. She was christened on 12 Jul 1877.

Sponsors at Eleanor's baptism were Laurence O'Hara and Catherine O'Hara.

15. Catherine O'HARA (Roger , Laurence ) was born about 1837 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in possibly 1918 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.

According to her marriage certificate, Catherine's residence prior to her marriage was Ardcarn (Cootehall).

A death record has been located on the Ancestry website for a Catherine Tobin who died in the Boyle registration district of Co. Roscommon aged 80 in the first quarter of 1918. Given that the Tobin surname was relatively uncommon in Connaught I believe this record is related to Catherine (even though the derived year of birth differs from the that of the 1911 census - in rural Ireland at that time it was not important to remember one's exact year of birth).

Catherine married James TOBIN, son of James TOBIN, on 27 Apr 1861 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. James was born about 1836 in probably Cootehall area, Co. Roscommon. He died in probably 1923 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.

According to his marriage certificate, James's residence prior to his marriage was Ardcarn (Cootehall).

In the 1901 census, James's age is given as 60, Catherine's as 56 and their son James's as 27. However, their ages are given in the 1911 census as 74, 73 and 42 respectively. We also told in the 1911 census that James and Catherine had been married 50 years and had nine children born alive, all nine of whom were still alive at the time of the census.

A death record has been located on the Ancestry website for a James Tobin who died in the Boyle registration district of Co. Roscommon aged 91 in the first quarter of 1923. Given that the Tobin surname was relatively uncommon in Connaught I believe this record is related to James.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Robert Dayly, Ardcarn, and Maria Fanning, Ardcarn.

Catherine and James had the following children.

  100 F i
Mary Eleanor TOBIN was born about 23 Feb 1862 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 23 Feb 1862. She died in Sep 1948 in Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were William O'Hara and Eleanor Tobin.

A marriage record has been located for a Mary Tobin and a JOHN Duignan who were married in the Boyle registration district on 27 August 1899. Does this record relate to another Mary Tobin or did our Mary Tobin marry a John rather than a Patrick Duignan.
       
Mary married Patrick DUIGNAN. Patrick was born in 1863 in Co. Roscommon.
  101 F ii
Brigid TOBIN was born about 22 Oct 1863 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 22 Oct 1863.

Sponsors at Brigid's baptism were John Daly and Maria O'Hara.
  102 M iii
James TOBIN was born in 1866 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1956.
       
James married Ann (Annie) CONWAY on 27 Apr 1903 in Boyle registration district, Co. Roscommon. Ann was born about 1876 in Co. Roscommon.

According to the 1911 census, Annie and James had been married for eight years and had no children.
  103 F iv
Catherine TOBIN was born in 1867 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.
  104 F v
Theresa TOBIN was born in 1869 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.
  105 M vi
Martin TOBIN was born about 1870 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.
  106 M vii
Michael TOBIN was born about 1870 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1926 in Manchester.
  107 M viii
Thomas TOBIN was born in 1871 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1940 in Manchester.
  108 F ix
Ann TOBIN was born in 1873 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.
  109 F x
Elizabeth (Lizzie) TOBIN was born in 1876 in probably Tullyval, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.

16. Roger O'HARA (Roger , Laurence ) was born about 1839 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 31 May 1911 in Knockaduff, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

According to his marriage certificate, Roger's residence prior to his marriage was Oxhill (there is an Oxhill in the parish of Knockvicar in Boyle, Co. Roscommon).

There is a census return for the household of a Roger O'Hara (aged 54) of Knockaduff, Ardcarn (Cootehall) with a wife named Catherine (50), and children, Mary (27), Patrick (20), Kate (22), Michael (18), and a grand-daughter, Mary Ellen Flanagan (4). Because our Roger's father farmed in Knockaduff, there is a possibility that the Roger in the census could be our Roger, above. However, with the exception of Patrick, there is no match between the children's names listed on the census return and the list provided by the family (see below). Furthermore, the Patrick from the census was born about 1880 whereas Patrick, son of Roger above, was born in 1872. The same family is listed in the 1911 census (Roger, Catherine and children Patrick, Catherine and Michael) with the additional information that Roger and Catherine had been married for 41 years (which ties in perfectly with our Roger's date of marriage) and had eight children born alive, all of whom were still alive at the time of the census).

Roger married Catherine MCGREEVEY on 11 Aug 1869 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Catherine was born about 1837 in Co. Roscommon. She died after 31 May 1911.

They had the following children.

  110 i
'unknown' O'HARA was born in possibly Knockaduff, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. 'unknown' died.
  111 M ii
Patrick O'HARA was born about 7 Apr 1872 in possibly Knockaduff, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 9 Apr 1972.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were Thomas Maxwell and Mary McGreevey.
  112 M iii
Anne O'HARA was born about 24 Jul 1873 in possibly Knockaduff, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 24 Jul 1873.

Sponsors at  Anne's baptism were Patrick O'Hara and Maria Murry.
  113 iv
'unknown' O'HARA was born in possibly Knockaduff, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. 'unknown' died in Deceased.
  114 F v
Catherine (Kate) O'HARA was born about 1876 in possibly Knockaduff, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.
+ 115 M vi Joseph P. O'HARA was born about 26 Jan 1877.
  116 F vii
Elizabeth O'HARA was born about 16 Feb 1879 in possibly Knockaduff, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 16 Feb 1879.

Sponsors at Elizabeth's baptism were Patrick McGreevey and Margaret O'Hara.
  117 M viii
Michael O'HARA was born about 1882 in possibly Knockaduff, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.

18. Anne O'HARA (Roger , Laurence ) was born on 17 May 1846 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 17 May 1846. She died on 1 Nov 1923 in Manhattan, New York. She was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, New York.

Sponsors at Anne's baptism were Michael Fanning and Brigid Murry.

We know Anne emigrated to the United States because an 1880 census record has been located for her in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Anne married John RYAN. John was born about 1847 in Co. Roscommon. He died on 2 Nov 1892 in Manhattan, New York. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, New York.

They had the following children.

  118 M i
John P. RYAN was born in 1876 in New York. He died on 27 Apr 1895 in Manhattan, New York. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, New York.
+ 119 M ii William J. RYAN was born in 1877. He died on 21 Jul 1940.
  120 F iii
Mary (Mamie) RYAN was born in 1878 in New Jersey. She died in 1942.
  121 F iv
Ann (Annie) RYAN was born in 1883 in New York. She died in 1955.

Annie entered the convent, joining the Sisters of Charity Order.
  122 M v
Thomas RYAN was born in 1884 in New York.

Thomas lived in the Bronx.
       
Thomas married Loretta 'UNKNOWN'. Loretta died.

19. Michael O'HARA (Patrick , Laurence ) was born about 1841 in probably Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died about 1921 in Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Michael farmed at Moigh in Cootehall.

Further information on the descendants of Michael and his wife, Brigid Hogg, is available from Niall McCormick, a great-grandson of theirs, who has put his family tree on the Ancestry website, www.Ancestry.co.uk. Niall can be contacted at niallmccormick@talktalk.net.

Michael married Brigid HOGG, daughter of James HOGG and Jane FLYNN, on 23 Apr 1868 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Brigid was born in May 1851 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1931 in Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

At the time of the death of Brigid's mother-in-law Honoria O'Hara (née Lavin) in 1896 Brigid and Michael were living in Lake View, Cootehall. They were still in Lake View at the time of the untimely death of their daughter Annie in 1901.

The 1911 census shows Michael and Brigid living in Moigh, Cootehall with three of their children, James, Joseph and Aloysius. The census also tells us that Michael and Brigid had been married 43 years and had 14 children born alive, 10 of whom were still alive at the time of the census.

Hogg researchers may also be interested in baptismal records found for a Josephine Hogg and a Patrick Hogg, children of James Hogg and Johanna Flynn of Cootehall. Josephine was baptised on 30 April 1843 with sponsors James Moraghan and Brigid Flynn, and Patrick on 5 July 1845 with Michael Tansey and Brigid Doyle as sponsors. James was the name of the father of Brigid Hogg, above, so it is possible Josephine and Patrick could have been siblings of Brigid. We also know of a John Hogg in Cootehall who could have been a been a brother of Josephine and Patrick and/or Brigid. John married a Johanna O'Farrell and they had a son, Andrew, in 1878. Descendants of Mary 'Mud' O'Hara (1863-1941) remember a relative of hers named Andrew Hogg (who served in the RIC), so it seems likely that the Andrew born in 1878 was connected to her, possibly being the husband of her niece Mary Jane O'Hara (born 1882).

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were William O'Hara (Cleigna) and Mary Dunn.

Michael and Brigid had the following children.

+ 123 F i Honoria (Nora) Jane O'HARA was born about 8 Oct 1869. She died on 26 Mar 1935.
+ 124 M ii Patrick O'HARA was born about 15 Feb 1871. He died before 29 Sep 1939.
  125 F iii
Mary O'HARA was born on 23 Dec 1872 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 29 Dec 1872 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1910 in France.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were Roger O'Hara and Teresa Hogg.

Mary joined the Order of the Sacred Heart of Mary. She died young in France.
  126 F iv
Anne (Annie) O'HARA was born about 3 Aug 1874 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 3 Aug 1874. She died on 26 Mar 1901 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was buried in Ardcarne Cemetery, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Annie's baptism were Patrick O'Hara and M. Morahan.

Annie, who was a nun, died at the age of 24. According to her obituary in the Freeman's Journal on 6 April 1901, "Deceased entered the Convent of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in Blon Vire, Calvados, France about four years ago, taking in religion the name of Sr. St. Ludgarde. Three years later, owing to delicate health, the good Rev Mother General, who loved her and deeply regrets her demise, acceded to the kind request of her uncle (Rev P. O'Hara, P.P.) and parents and allowed her to visit her native country for change of air. On her arrival in Ireland she was affectionately received and tenderly nursed by her beloved parents. Her illness, though painful, was borne with the utmost patience, fortitude and resignation to the Holy Will of her Eternal Father. Her good Rev Mother General, being informed that she was seriously ill, granted her the privilege of making her Holy Vows on her dying bed".

Among the chief mourners listed in the obituary was the following list of cousins, whose exact relationship to Annie I have been unnable to determine:
P. Moran, Riverstown
J. Conlon, Kilmore,
C. Cox. Boyle
M. Higgins, Riverstown
Rossy O'Hara, Gloria
L. O'Hara, Donald's Hill
L. O'Hara, T.C., Boyle
William O'Hara, Cootehall
L. O'Hara, Clegna
R. O'Hara, Oxhill
P. O'Hara, Donald's Hill
P. O'Hara, Clegna
P. O'Hara, Gloria
  127 F v
Teresa O'HARA was born about 1876 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died about 1918 in Tubercurry, Co. Sligo.

Teresa became a Marist nun, taking the name Sr. Mary Wilfred. She lived in London.
  128 M vi
James O'HARA was born about 4 Jul 1878 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 4 Jul 1878. He died in possibly 17 Jul 1961.

Sponsors at James's baptism were William O'Hara and Brigid O'Hara.

James farmed in Clegna in Cootehall.
       
James married Rose Anne FOLEY, daughter of 'unknown' FOLEY. Rose died.

Rose Anne's brother Michael married Katie O'Hara, Rose Anne's sister-in-law.

Rose Anne and James had no children.
+ 129 M vii William O'HARA was born about 24 May 1880. He died.
  130 M viii
Louis O'HARA was born about 1883 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died about 1883.

Louis died in infancy.
+ 131 M ix Joseph O'HARA was born in Apr 1884. He died on 17 May 1967.
  132 F x
Brigid O'HARA was born about 1886 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Brigid worked as a draper's assistant. She never married.
  133 F xi
Michael O'HARA was born about 1888 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in Dublin.

Michael was a civil servant and lived in Dublin. He never married.
  134 F xii
Catherine (Katie) O'HARA was born about 1890 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died about 1959.
       
Catherine married Michael FOLEY, son of 'unknown' FOLEY, on 23 Nov 1914 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Michael died.

Michael's sister Rose Anne married James O'Hara, Michael's brother-in-law.
  135 M xiii
John O'HARA was born about 1893 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 9 Aug 1915 in Gallipoli.

John enlisted for service in World War I and served as a private in the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He died at Gallipoli. His name is listed on the Helles Memorial (panel 178 to 180), a 30-metre-high obelisk on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula that commemorates Commonwealth servicemen who died in the Gallipoli campaign and have no known grave.
  136 M xiv
Aloysius (Louis) O'HARA was born about 1897 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died in probably Australia.

Aloysius, who also went by the name of Louis, emigrated to Australia. Late in life he married a widow who already had children.

23. Mary O'HARA (Patrick , Laurence ) was born about 14 May 1848 in probably Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were Laurence O'Hara and Joanna Gaffney.

Mary and her husband, Thomas, had more children han those listed below. I am told they moved to Lancashire, England and had more children there.

Mary married Thomas SIMON on 1 May 1871 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Thomas was born in probably Drunshanbo, Co. Leitrim. He died.

Thomas was from Drunshanbo, Co. Leitrim.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were James Simon and Brigid O'Hara.

Mary and Thomas had the following children.

  137 M i
Thomas SIMON was born on 9 Apr 1872 in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.
  138 F ii
Mary Elizabeth SIMON was born on 21 Feb 1875 in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.
  139 F iii
Brigid SIMON was born on 16 Sep 1877 in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.

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