Descendants of Mary WOULFE (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Second Generation


3. Mary SHANAHAN (Mary ) was born about 1844 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 21 Sep 1901 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mary married William (Bill) COLLINS, son of Michael COLLINS and Bridget O'CONNOR, on 12 Feb 1861 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. William was born about 22 Jan 1830 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 24 Jan 1830 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 20 Jan 1907 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mary and Bill lived in the townland of Ahalahana, Moyvane.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were John Stack and Richard Collins.

Mary and William had the following children.

  11 F i
Bridget COLLINS was born about 25 Apr 1862 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 27 Apr 1862 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in 1866.

Baptismal sponsors were Edmund Hudson and Ellen McElligott.

Bridget died as a child.
  12 M ii
Michael (Mike) COLLINS was born about 26 Aug 1863 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 28 Aug 1863 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 27 May 1947 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mike's baptismal sponsor was Margaret Sullivan. His mother's name appears as Margaret rather than Mary on his baptismal record (on www.irishgenealogy.ie).

Mike never married.
+ 13 F iii Bridget (Bridie) COLLINS was born about 14 Sep 1866.
+ 14 F iv Mary (Minnie) COLLINS was born about 14 Sep 1866. She died in between about 1907 and 1911.
  15 M v
John COLLINS was born about 24 Aug 1869 in probably Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 26 Aug 1869. He died in 1936 in Melbourne, Australia.

Baptismal sponsors were Richard Shanahan and Bridget Shanahan.

John was ordained a priest on 25 June 1893 and ministered in Melbourne.
+ 16 M vi Jeremiah (Jer) COLLINS was born on 8 Dec 1872. He died on 2 Oct 1949.
  17 M vii
Martin COLLINS was born on 9 Nov 1874 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in probably Australia.

Martin emigrated to Australia.
       
Martin married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.

Martin and his wife had no children.
  18 M viii
Richard COLLINS died in probably Australia.

Richard emigrated to Australia.
  19 M ix
William COLLINS was born in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.
+ 20 F x Ellen (Ellie) COLLINS was born about 22 Jun 1884. She died on 12 Oct 1963.

4. Richard SHANAHAN (Mary ) was born about 1848 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 3 Apr 1924 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Richard farmed in Kilbaha West. According to his death certificate, he died of "influenza, bronco-pneumonia".

Richard married Catherine (Katie) NOLAN, daughter of Joseph NOLAN and Catherine (Kitty) HEALY, on 23 Feb 1889 in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. Catherine was born about 2 Mar 1867 in Lenamore, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 4 Mar 1867 in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. She died on 16 Oct 1904 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Knockanure Old Cemetery, Co. Kerry.

Katie's baptismal sponsors were Philip Healy and Jane Healy.

Katie was only 37 years of age when she died. According to her death certificate, the cause of death was "phthisis", which is a wasting disease of which tuberculosis is a form. She had been ill for a year.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage of Richard and Katie were John Shanahan and Peter Madden.

Richard and Catherine had the following children.

+ 21 F i Catherine (Babe) SHANAHAN was born on 10 Nov 1891. She died on 24 Jan 1986.
+ 22 F ii Ellen (Ellie) Mary SHANAHAN was born on 4 Aug 1893. She died on 19 Apr 1991.
+ 23 F iii Bridget SHANAHAN was born on 7 Apr 1895. She died on 4 Feb 1949.
+ 24 M iv John (Jack) R. SHANAHAN was born on 20 Oct 1896. He died on 19 May 1974.
  25 M v
Joseph SHANAHAN was born on 22 Dec 1897 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 23 Dec 1897 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 22 Aug 1898 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Joseph's baptismal sponsors were Maurice Healy and Mary Healy.

Joseph died at the age of just eight months from "chin cough" (whooping cough).
  26 M vi
James Francis SHANAHAN was born about Jul 1899 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 19 Aug 1899 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

James died at the age of one month of "debility from birth".

5. James SHANAHAN (Mary ) was born about 18 Aug 1849 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 20 Aug 1849 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 27 Oct 1895 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at James's baptism were Thomas Woulfe and Bridget Woulfe. The name of James's mother is given as Margaret on his baptismal certificate.

James died of tonsilitis and pneumonia aged just 46.

James married Bridget AHERN, daughter of John AHERN and Mary HAYES (caution: not verified), on 1 Feb 1890 in Newcastle registration district, Co. Limerick. Bridget was born in possibly 24 Jun 1865 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 31 Jul 1929 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Bridget died of "acute Brights disease".

They had the following children.

  27 F i
Mary (Mollie) SHANAHAN was born on 9 Nov 1891 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 11 Nov 1891 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 13 Mar 1974 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Patrick Ahern and Bridget Ahern.

Mollie, who never married, lived in Kilbaha.
+ 28 M ii John (Jack) J. SHANAHAN was born on 13 May 1893. He died on 7 Jan 1968.
  29 F iii
Bridget SHANAHAN was born on 29 Jun 1895 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 1 Jul 1895 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Bridget's baptismal sponsor was [first name not recorded] Collins.

9. Bridget SHANAHAN (Mary ) was born about 14 Jan 1857 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 16 Jan 1857 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 1 Apr 1895 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Bridget's baptism were John Shanahan and Honora McMahon.

Bridget died at the age of 38 of "post-partum shock, 4 hours". I have unable to locate a birth record for the child she delivered. It appears he or she died at birth or died young as I have been informed by family sources of only two children, Kathleen and Mary, born in 1892 and 1893 respectively. If anyone has any information on Bridget's child born probably 1 April 1895, I would be grateful if you get in touch by emailing Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com.

Bridget married John O'SULLIVAN, son of Patrick O'SULLIVAN and Catherine HUNT, on 5 Feb 1891 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John was born about 27 Jun 1862 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 29 Jun 1862 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 8 Oct 1898 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John was Edmond's twin. John inherited the family farm on the death of his father, Patrick, in 1891. Patrick died just four days after John's marriage. The farm eventually went to Jim Sheehy following his marriage to John's daughter Catherine in 1918.

John was only 42 years of age when he died of tuberculosis.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Thomas Stack and Thomas McElligott.

Bridget and John had the following children.

+ 30 F i Catherine (Kathleen) O'SULLIVAN was born on 6 Feb 1892. She died on 31 May 1974.
  31 F ii
Mary Teresa O'SULLIVAN was born on 26 Mar 1893 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 28 Mar 1893 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were John Collins and Mary Collins.

Mary was orphaned at the age of five and she and her elder sister Kathleen were raised by their aunt Mary Collins (née Shanahan) and her husband, Bill in Ahalahana, Moyvane.
       
Mary married Patrick (Paddy) SHEEHY, son of John SHEEHY. Patrick was born in Trieneragh, Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died before 6 Jun 2003.

Paddy and Teresa lived in Kilscannell, Duagh. Paddy was a brother of Jim, the husband of Teresa's sister Kathleen.

10. Ellen (Ellie) SHANAHAN (Mary ) was born about 1859 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 15 Oct 1903 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ellie was Tom's second wife, Tom's first wife, Nora (Nano) Kennelly, having died in childbirth along with the twins she was carrying.

Ellie died in her forties of "hemiplegia".

Ellen married Thomas (Tom) STACK, son of Edmund STACK, on 2 Feb 1884 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Thomas was born about 1855 in Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 22 Jul 1909 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Tom was a farmer. Although he was born in Gortdromasillihy, the civil record of his first marriage (1877) has him living in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry, while the record of his second marriage (1884) gives his address as Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Tom's first wife, Nano, was from Gortdromagowna and this may have led to his move to Gortdromagowna in advance of the marriage. It is known he was very supportive  of his sister Mary and her husband, Dan, and he gave them his farm in Gortdromagowna following their marriage. This would have necessitated a move to another farm and a suitable one must have been available in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co.Limerick. We do not know if family connections in Ballygoughlin were connected with this move.

Thomas died of typhoid fever aged about 54.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were William Stack and Michael Sheahan. Although Tom was a widower when he married Ellie he is described as a bachelor on his civil marriage record.

Ellen and Thomas had the following children.

+ 32 F i Mary STACK was born on 3 Jan 1885. She died on 1 Feb 1966.
+ 33 M ii Edward/Edmond (Ned) STACK was born on 17 Feb 1886. He died on 8 Dec 1939.
  34 M iii
John STACK was born in 1888 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 28 Sep 1918. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John worked on the family farm in Ballygoughlan. He was only about 30 years of age when he died. He was unmarried.
+ 35 F iv Margaret (Babe) STACK was born about 1889. She died on 2 Feb 1931.
+ 36 M v William (Bill) STACK was born on 4 Feb 1890. He died on 25 Aug 1929.
+ 37 M vi Thomas (Tom) STACK was born on 15 Aug 1891. He died on 16 Aug 1953.
  38 F vii
Hanora (Nora, Sr. Evangelist) STACK was born on 25 Mar 1893 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 21 Dec 1977 in possibly Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Nora was a Mercy sister, professed on 19 September 1935. She trained as a nurse and it is known that she was working in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry at the time of the death of her mother in 1966. She later worked as a hospital matron in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
+ 39 M viii Richard (Dick) STACK was born on 19 Aug 1894. He died on 12 Jul 1961.
+ 40 M ix James (Jim) STACK was born on 3 Sep 1896. He died on 17 Jul 1965.
  41 M x
Patrick (Paddy) Joseph STACK was born on 6 Sep 1899 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 3 Mar 1984 in California. He was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, California.

Paddy was ordained in Freiburg, Germany in 1928. He was a parish priest in the San Francisco area.

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