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

Fourth Generation


10. James (Jamesy Dan) O'SULLIVAN (Daniel (Dan) , James (Seamus) , 'unknown' ) was born about 10 Jan 1883 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 10 Jan 1883 in Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died in Jun 1966. He was buried in Gouldshill Cemetery, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Jamesy Dan ran the family farm in Glynn, Mourneabbey.

James married Catherine (Kate) MURPHY. Catherine was born in Grenagh, Co. Cork. She died in Jan 1959. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Garryclone, Blarney, Co. Cork.

They had the following children.

  36 M i
Daniel (Dan) O'SULLIVAN was born in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 10 Apr 2011. He was buried in Oldcourt Cemetery, Doneraile, Co. Cork.

Dan lived in Limerick.
+ 37 M ii Patrick (Paddy) O'SULLIVAN died on 9 Sep 2007.
+ 38 F iii Margaret O'SULLIVAN was born in Dec 1927. She died on 5 Dec 2014.
  39 iv
'unknown' O'SULLIVAN (twin) was born about 1928. 'unknown' was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Co. Cork.
  40 v
'unknown' O'SULLIVAN (twin) was born about 1928. 'unknown' was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Co. Cork.
+ 41 F vi Kathleen O'SULLIVAN was born in 1929. She died in Oct 2000.
  42 M vii
John O'SULLIVAN was born in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 16 Feb 2004. He was buried in Gouldshill Cemetery, Mallow, Co . Cork.

John lived with his brother Paddy in Glynn, Mourneabbey. He is buried with his father and uncle Dan.
+ 43 M viii Denis O'SULLIVAN died on 17 Aug 2011.

16. James (Jimmy) O'SULLIVAN (James (Big Jim) , James (Seamus) , 'unknown' ) was born on 17 Dec 1883 in Ballyknockane, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 17 Dec 1883 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 6 Oct 1959 in Waterford. He was buried in Ferrybank, Co. Waterford.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Jimmy's baptism were James Doody and Mary Ann Murphy. It is possible that Mary Ann Murphy was Jimmy's aunt, "Big Mary" Murphy.

Jimmy was a railway company employee.

James married Mary (Mollie) MURPHY on 10 Jun 1918 in Cahir, Co. Tipperary. Mary was born on 5 Nov 1891 in Cahir, Co. Tipperary. She died on 11 Aug 1968 in Kilkenny.

They had the following children.

  44 F i
Maura O'SULLIVAN was born on 25 Mar 1919 in Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny. She died on 3 May 1920.
  45 F ii
Julia (Sr. Aquinas) O'SULLIVAN was born on 27 May 1920 in Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny. She died on 5 Jan 2004 in Drogheda, Co. Louth. She was buried in Ballapousta Cemetery, Ardee, Co. Louth.

Sr. Aquinas was Reverend Mother at the Convent of Mercy in Dundalk, Co. Louth. She retired to Ardee, Co. Louth.
+ 46 M iii James (Jimmy) O'SULLIVAN was born on 5 Jun 1921. He died on 9 Jul 2011.
+ 47 F iv Alice (Leshia) O'SULLIVAN was born on 31 Jul 1922. She died on 1 Jan 1999.
+ 48 F v Living.
  49 M vi
Patrick O'SULLIVAN was born on 1 May 1925 in Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny. He died on 16 May 1979 in Auckland, New Zealand. He was buried in New Zealand.

Patrick lived in Langley, Buckinghamshire prior to moving to New Zealand.
        Patrick married Living in Sep 1976 in New Zealand.
+ 50 F vii Living.
  51 F viii Living.
  52 F ix
Maura O'SULLIVAN was born on 21 Jan 1930 in Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny. She died on 13 Feb 1930 in Co. Kilkenny.
  53 M x
Michael O'SULLIVAN was born on 21 Jan 1930 in Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny. He died on 16 Feb 1930 in Co. Kilkenny.
  54 F xi
Siobhan O'SULLIVAN was born on 16 Aug 1932 in Waterford. She died on 26 Apr 1952 in New Zealand.

Siobhan entered the convent. Sadly, she died while still a novice. Siobhan was a member of the Mercy order in Auckland, New Zealand, her name in religion being Sr. Mary St. James.
+ 55 F xii Living.

17. Johanna (Hannah) O'SULLIVAN (James (Big Jim) , James (Seamus) , 'unknown' ) was born on 23 Oct 1885 in Ballyknockane, Mourneabbey, Co . Cork. She was christened on 25 Oct 1885 in Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She died about 1980 in Plymouth, Devon.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Hannah's baptism were George Church and Elizabeth Doody.

Hannah emigrated to England as a young woman and settled in Plymouth. From the 1911 census we know she was working as a servant at 8 Lockyer St., Plymouth, which appears to be a house attached to a school. She lived at this address up to the time of her marriage in 1915 as this address is provided on her marriage certificate. According to the 1911 census of her family back in Ireland, in which Hannah and several other absent children were listed in error (the enumerator has drawn a line through their details), Hannah was a nurse. Perhaps her job in Plymouth in 1911 involved nursemaid duties.

Hannah was in her nineties when she died. In her final years it is known she was living in Higher St. Budeaux in Plymouth (possibly still in the family home at 251 Victoria Road, St. Budeaux).

Johanna married Harry Joseph WILLIAMS, son of Thomas WILLIAMS and Leah COKER, on 26 Apr 1915 in R.C. Church of St. Mary and St. Boniface, Plymouth, Devon. Harry was born on 6 Oct 1887 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. He died on 28 Jan 1961 in Freedom Fields Hospital, Plymouth.

According to his marriage certificate (1915), Harry was a leading seaman in the Royal Navy. His address at the time of his marriage was the Sailors' Rest, Fore St., Devonport, Plymouth.

The 1939 Register tells us that Harry was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy. He was working at the time as a skilled electrician's labourer and was living with his family at 251 Victoria Road, St. Budeaux, Plymouth, which was also  Harry's address at the time of his death.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage of Hannah and Harry were Hannah Blackmore and George Herbert.

Johanna and Harry had the following children.

  56 F i
Josephine L. WILLIAMS was born in 1916 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. She died in 1918 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon.

Josephine was only one year old when she died.
  57 M ii
Harry WILLIAMS was born in 1919 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. He died.
  58 M iii Living.

19. Ellen O'SULLIVAN (James (Big Jim) , James (Seamus) , 'unknown' ) was born on 24 Oct 1887 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She was christened on 25 Oct 1887 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She died on 18 Sep 1972 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. She was buried in New Cemetery, Carrick-on-Suir.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Ellen's baptism were Cornelius Sweeney and Julia Curtin. It is believed Cornelius Sweeney was a neighbour of the Sullivans and it is thought he was married to one of Caheraveelane Sullivans who were related to Ellen. A granddaughter of Cornelius would later marry Ellen's brother Denis. Julia Curtin, the second sponsor, had been a neighbour of the Sullivans when they lived in Ballyknockane. Julia would later marry Sean O'Looney; they emigrated to the United States and had 12 children. Valuable information on the Sullivan family, for which I am very grateful, came in November 2003 from 96-year-old Patrick, known as Pats, Curtin, a nephew of Julia's who lived in Ballyknockane with one of his daughters. Sadly, Pats died in September 2004.

It is thought that Ellen, who was also known as Nellie, had some domestic training and subsequently became a parlour maid. I am told that she met her husband, Thomas Treacy, in Tipperary town where they were both working (Thomas worked at the gasworks in the town). Based on this information I believe I have located a 1911 census record for Ellen. An Ellen Sullivan, aged 24 (although our Ellen was actually 23 years of age at the time of the census) and born in Co. Cork, was working as a parlour maid at the home of law agent George Hugh Chetwood Townsend in Cordangan, just a couple of miles south of Tipperary town. It was a large house and, along with Ellen, six other servants are listed.

However, according to Ellen's marriage certificate, her residence at the time (January 1915) was Lavitt's Quay, Cork but it is not known how she came to live in Cork after apparently having met Thomas. She did have an uncle, Mike Doody, who was living on Lavitt's Quay at the time of the 1911 census. Perhaps he was still there in 1915 and she was staying with him or working for him? Or perhaps she wanted to get married in Cork and therefore used her uncle's address to fulfil a possible residency requirement.

It is thought that Ellen - or perhaps Thomas, her husband - may have been related to a Hewitt family which included Patrick (1897-1979), a Holy Ghost priest who did missionary work in Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania), his brother James (1900-1974), a Holy Ghost brother who worked at Blackrock College in Dublin as a ground staff supervisor, and their sister Biddy who married a J.J. Healy and lived in Carrick-on-Suir. Other relatives of Ellen or Thomas included a couple who lived near Flamborough Head in Yorkshire in the 1940s. All we know of this couple is that the husband was in the Merchant Navy. Could they have been Ellen's aunt Hannah (O'Sullivan) and her husband Harry Williams, who was in the Merchant Navy? Further information would be most welcome.   

Ellen married Thomas Joseph TREACY, son of Thomas TREACY and Mary CAREW, on 12 Jan 1915 in Church of S.S. Peter And Paul, Cork. Thomas was born on 13 Apr 1881 in Murgasty, Co. Tipperary. He was christened about 13 Apr 1881 in Tipperary. He died on 13 Apr 1969 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. He was buried in New Cemetery, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.

The sponsors at Thomas's baptism was Sarah Carew, probably his aunt. There was no other sponsor listed on the baptismal record.

Thomas began his career working at the gasworks in Tipperary town; according to the 1911 census he was a "gas account collector". On 28 September 1914 he took over the management of the gasworks in Carrick-on-Suir (located on the Quay), eventually buying the Carrick gasworks from the owner, Mr. Anderson. I am unsure as to the year of purchase but it would probably have been during the mid- or late 1930s as it is known that Mr. Anderson still owned the Carrick gasworks in 1933.

Difficulties in getting parts from England for gasworks repairs during World War II led to problems in manufacturing gas at the Carrick works so Thomas decided to switch to the making of charcoal and in 1942 the large gasometers were dismantled. The business eventually concentrated on the sales of coal, coke and briquettes, and subsequently incorporated sales of gas stoves and heaters.

They had the following children.

  59 M i
Patrick TREACY was born in between 1915 and 1920 in Waterford. He died in between 1915 and 1920 in Waterford.

Patrick died as an infant. I am told he was born and died in a nursing home in Waterford city. However, I have been unable to find any documentation to verify this.

Note: It is surprising Patrick wasn't named Thomas as it was traditional at the time to name the eldest son after his paternal grandfather.

  60 F ii
Mary Frances (Joan) TREACY was born on 20 Aug 1920 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. She died on 23 Oct 2003 in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. She was buried in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.

The name on Joan's birth certificate is Mary Frances and on her baptismal certificate it is Mary Bridget. However, she was called Joan by her family, although her nursing records are in the name of Mary Frances. She used the name is name for most of her life until after her retirement when she changed it to Jo-Ann.  

Jo-Ann trained as a nurse in Manchester, qualifying in 1944. She had always wanted to travel so, following a number of years of general and industrial nursing in the UK, she joined the QARANC (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) in 1952. Her first foreign posting was to Benghazi in Libya in 1953, followed by Cyprus in 1954.

Jo-Ann returned to England in 1956 and, while working at Shorncliffe Military Hospital, decided she wanted to specialise in nurse training. She embarked on a two-year course in Hull University, obtaining a Diploma in Nurse Training and Education in 1959, after which she spent many years training student nurses overseas during postings to Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1963, while serving in Hong Kong, she was awarded an Associate Royal Red Cross (ARRC) medal for exceptional services in military nursing.

Following her permanent return to England in 1970 Jo-Ann continued to train nurses at the military hospitals in Tidworth, Colchester, Aldershot and Woolwich. She retired in 1975 as Director of Studies at Woolwich and as acting colonel. She lived briefly in Brighton following her retirement before settling in Henfield in West Sussex. Jo-Ann never married although it is believed that she was engaged in the 1950s, possibly to a military doctor. Sadly, the marriage never took place because apparently her fiancé was killed in a bomb explosion in Cyprus, about which we have no details.

+ 61 F iii Sheila TREACY was born on 27 Jul 1923. She died on 5 Jul 2012.
+ 62 M iv Thomas Noel (Noel) TREACY was born on 14 Dec 1926. He died on 23 May 2009.

20. John (Jack) O'SULLIVAN (James (Big Jim) , James (Seamus) , 'unknown' ) was born about 19 Jan 1890 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 19 Jan 1890 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 16 Mar 1975 in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Jack's baptism were Patrick Regan and Elizabeth Crean.

Jack was a railway company employee.

John married Josephine (Jo) SHAW on 24 Aug 1926 in New Ross, Co. Wexford. Josephine was born on 1 May 1894 in possibly New Ross, Co. Wexford. She died on 14 Apr 1977 in probably Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

I am told Jo may have come from New Ross, Co. Wexford, which seems likely as she was married married there. Jo and her husband, Jack, lived in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, later moving to Fairville, College Road, Cork before retiring to Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

They had the following children.

+ 63 M i Seamus O'SULLIVAN was born on 3 Jul 1927. He died on 1 Nov 2004.
+ 64 F ii Máire O'SULLIVAN was born on 21 Apr 1931. She died on 4 Mar 2014.
+ 65 M iii Michael O'SULLIVAN was born on 8 Oct 1933. He died on 15 Mar 2001.

21. Eugene O'SULLIVAN (James (Big Jim) , James (Seamus) , 'unknown' ) was born on 1 Apr 1893 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 3 Apr 1893 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 31 Dec 1988 in Wahroonga, NSW.

According to Eugene's birth certificate, a Bridget Connell was present at his birth. The certificate also tells us Eugene was born on 6 April 1893, but according to his family he was born on 1 April 1893, which ties in with baptismal information from the Mallow Heritage Centre which tells us he was christened on 3 April. Baptismal certificates were normally more reliable than birth certificates in those days as baptisms were registered on the day whereas births were often registered weeks after the event when exact birth dates were often remembered inaccurately. Sponsors at Eugene's baptism were John Doody and Ellen Cashman. The given name on Eugene's baptismal certificate is "Owen" ("Owen" is an equivalent of "Eugene"). In the 1901 census, Eugene is listed as "Ewen".

In 1914, at the age of 20, Eugene emigrated to Australia, never to return to Ireland. On the voyage (which cost him £12) he chose to work on board, unlike many of the other men, and was consequently quite fit when the ship docked in Melbourne. As a result he was quickly offered a job as a farm labourer. Eugene spent most, if not all, of his early years in Australia labouring on sugar cane farms in Queenland, eventually buying a small sugar cane farm of his own. He was later able to purchase a larger property in Innisfail (near Cairns) in Queensland.

After many years in Innisfail Eugene moved to the Sydney area where he and his wife, Jane, lived in the suburb of Wahroonga with their daughter, Mary, and her family.

Eugene married Jane MCCLELLAND on 4 Feb 1925 in Queensland. Jane was born on 5 Oct 1902 in Belfast. She died on 22 Sep 1994 in Sydney.

Jane emigrated to Australia in 1923, aged 21. The ship manifest tells us she left London on 23 May of that year, her destination was Brisbane, her occupation was a weaver, and her previous address was 29 Ambleside St., Belfast.

They had the following children.

+ 66 F i Mary Ann O'SULLIVAN was born on 21 Aug 1925. She died on 18 May 1999.

22. Denis O'SULLIVAN (James (Big Jim) , James (Seamus) , 'unknown' ) was born about 28 Jul 1895 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 28 Jul 1895 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 31 May 1971. He was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Stuake, Co. Cork.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Denis's baptism were Richard Murphy and Mary Dennehy.

Denis married Mary SWEENEY, daughter of Jeremiah (Jerry) SWEENEY and Mary 'UNKNOWN', on 14 Feb 1920 in probably Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. Mary was born about 1900 in U.S.. She died on 21 Jan 1978 in Mallow, Co. Cork. She was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Stuake, Co. Cork.

Mary was an only child. She grew up in Kilquane, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork following the family's return home after a period living in the United States. Her surname sometimes appears on documents as McSweeney.

They had the following children.

+ 67 F i Living.
+ 68 M ii James (Jim) O'SULLIVAN.
+ 69 M iii Jeremiah (Jerry) O'SULLIVAN.
  70 F iv Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 71 F v Living.
  72 M vi
Eugene O'SULLIVAN was born about 1927 in Kilquane, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 30 Sep 1967 in Co. Dublin. He was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Stuake, Co. Cork.

Eugene emigrated to Australia, working initially for his uncle Eugene (O'Sullivan) cutting cane in Far North Queensland. He later found employment as a dock worker.

Eugene was a superb athlete, a newspaper article describing him as "the Brisbane wharfie and distance runner who has broken every Queensland record from three miles to ten miles”. At the age of 25, sponsored by the Waterside Workers' Federation, he had the opportunity to train with world champions Vladimir Kuts and Emil Zatopek in Moscow. On his way to Russia Eugene won a 3,000 metre steeplechase in Canton (now Guangzhou) and a 5,000 metre event in Peking (now Beijing), beating  the Chinese champion, Chin Chow, on both occasions. While in Moscow he competed in the World Youth Festival where he finished third.  

Selected to represent Australia at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Eugene turned down the opportunity as it would have required him to take Australian citizenship, meaning he would have to pledge allegiance to the Queen, an obligation he was unwilling to fulfil. Efforts were then made by the Australian Olympic Council to arrange for him to represent Ireland. The Irish Olympic Council, however, set a standard equal to Australian record time which Eugene could not meet and so he never took part in the Games.

Eugene, who never married, eventually moved to Sydney where he ran a successful painting business. He was a fine singer, and he and his brothers, Jim and Jerry (who were also in the painting and decorating business in Sydney) were well known among the Irish community in the city.

The picture on the left shows Eugene winning The Hungry Mile road race in Sydney sometime in the 1950s. Click on the photo to enlarge.

23. Margaret (Madge) O'SULLIVAN (James (Big Jim) , James (Seamus) , 'unknown' ) was born on 27 Nov 1897 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She was christened in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She died on 21 Apr 1925 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Stuake, Co. Cork.

Madge died died of tuberculosis aged only 27. She is buried with her parents in the O'Sullivan family plot in Donoughmore Cemetery, although her name is not listed on the headstone.

Margaret married John (Jack) LYNCH, son of Daniel LYNCH, on 2 May 1918 in Burnfort Church, Kilshannig, Co. Cork. John died.

Jack worked as a labourer. Madge was his second wife, his first wife, with whom he had two sons, having died. Jack had been living in Kilquane, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork before his marriage to Madge and later lived with Madge and their young family in Glynn in the cottage in which Madge had grown up. The cottage, which is now derelict, eventually passed to a nephew of Jack's third wife, Ellie, but it is not known if it remains in the ownership of the family.

They had the following children.

  73 F i Living.
  74 F ii Living.
+ 75 F iii Living.

25. Catherine (Kate) MAHONY (Hanora (Nora) SULLIVAN , James (Seamus) , 'unknown' ) was born on 10 May 1874 in Ballyknockane, Mourneabbey, Co . Cork.

Kate's address at the time of her marriage in 1898 was 65 Commons Road, Cork.

Catherine married Timothy LYNCH, son of John LYNCH, on 30 Apr 1898 in the Cathedral, Cork city. Timothy was born about 1870 in Co. Cork.

Timothy was a railway porter. His address at the time of his marriage was 96 Clarence St., Cork, and at the time of the 1901 census he and his family were living in Great Britain St., Blackpool, Cork. By 1911 the family home was in Kilbarry, St. Mary's, Cork.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were John Lynch and Nora Healy.

Catherine and Timothy had the following children.

  76 F i
Mary LYNCH was born about 1900 in Cork city.
  77 M ii
John LYNCH was born about 1902 in Cork city.
  78 F iii
Julia LYNCH was born about 1904 in Cork city.
  79 F iv
Hanora (Nora) LYNCH was born on 8 Jul 1910 in Kilbarry Cottages, Cork. She died after 15 Apr 1990 in probably Cork.

Nora and her husband lived at 16 Langford Row in Cork. It is thought they may have had children. I am told that either Nora or another sister ran a sweet shop in Cork.
       
Hanora married M. DONNELLY. M. DONNELLY died.
  80 F v
Anne (Hannah) (Sr. Columbanus) LYNCH was born on 24 Dec 1913 in 15 Railway Cottages, Blackpool, Cork. She died on 15 Apr 1990 in Galway.

Hannah (Sr. Columbanus) entered the convent of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) in 1934 and was professed two years later. She worked in Egypt, Gold Coast (now Ghana), England and Ireland. Sr. Columbanus spent her retirement at the OLA convent in Castlemacgarret, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, where the order has a home for the elderly. Hannah died at the Regional Hospital in Galway.

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