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Grace family of Dunmanway (Drinagh) Cork, Ireland

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Looking for info on the children of Daniel Grace and Catherine Sullivan married in 1832 in Cork. They had at least 7 children: Ellen, David (my great grandfather who married Ellen Fitzgerald in 1873 I think), Patrick, Mary, John and James. Any help would be great.

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on 2012-08-06 04:14:05

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by dannii on 2012-08-13 14:51:53

Hi Deirdre,

Well I am the Great-great granddaughter of James! James married a Kate Kearney and he shows up on the 1901 and the 1911 Censuses in Drinagh West. I'm not sure how many children he had but from what I can find; he had my Great-Grandfather: Jeremiah Grace, Thomas, Paul, Cors, Nora, Kate, Hanora, Ellen and Joseph. I'm still looking into what happened to some of these children but its proving a bit difficult!

Kind Regards,


by deeerdre on 2012-08-14 09:27:04

Hi Danielle,
Thanks for reply. It's a tough one trying to figure out who is who. I live in France - where do you live?
I don't know if you're familiar with the website: irishgenealogy but it's quite good also - just saw a Patrick (born 1877, I think - son of Kate Kearney and James also).
Take care and happy searching,
Best wishes,

by detgrace on 2012-09-02 13:44:00

Hi I've researching the Grace family with Paul Grace and so far we think there were two Daniels married to Catherine Sullivans, one in East Drinagh and one in Lettergorman, the one in East Drinagh is the son of Patrick Grace and we think the one in Lettergorman is the son of David Grace. Through DNA testing we have worked out that my line must be either ninth or tenth cousins as we can't fit it in with the other brother James just yet. hope this helps

by detgrace on 2012-09-02 14:24:37

just bit more as now I've realised your family were living in Lettergorman next to mine.
Daniel originally was living in Lisbealad, born 1806 died 1881 (I have a copy of the death certificate as I was trying to work out which Daniel was my relative)
we don't think he is a close relative of John Grace who lived there before him, but I think John was a brother to my GreatGG grandfather Daniel and Ellen Murphy Oh! and I think your catherine Sullivan was from Ardfield.

by deeerdre on 2012-09-02 14:39:26

Hi Det??,
Thanks for that precision about 2 Daniels being married to 2 Catherine Sullivans and yes,"my" Daniel married a Catherine Sullivan in Ardfield in 1832. Such a complicated family for research, don't you think?? I've been doing the jigsaw puzzle for 4 years and lots of missing pieces - could take another 20 years - I was born in Killarney in Ireland - am living in France but my grandad; Gerald (son of David, grandson of Daniel) left nothing after him (or before him!!!) to probe on!!! Just using needles in haystacks, basically!!
Anyway, thanks for info and if needed, I've got free phoning for landlines for Europe and North America.
Great hearing from you, little light at some part of tunnel...
Take care and have a

by deeerdre on 2012-09-02 14:40:28

good evening,

by AncestrySisters on 2012-09-03 09:44:54

I believe I found your family in Cork.

Daniel Grace married Catherine Sullivan in Cork County on 3-4-1832. Sponsors were Joanne Daly and Richelle Brion.
Recorded Diocesan Area = CORK & ROSS
Recorded Parochial Area = ARDFIELD AND RATHBARRY

Children born to Daniel and Catherine (kate, cate, kat, cathe) There may be 2 families as there are similar dates for children born to possible parents. The other possibility is that some of the children were baptized at a later date than their birth date, and some died as infants/children.
1. Ellen Grace baptized 1-31-1835, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp Patrick Grace and Cathe Quirk)
2. Julian Grace Baptized on 1-6-1835 in Drimoleague.(Sp = Tim Sullivan and Mary Grace)
3. Kate Grace baptized 11-5-1837, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp Jn Daly and Joan Shea)
4. Mary Grace baptized 11-17-1837, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp David Grace and Mary Donovan)
5. Pat Grace baptized 10-13-1841, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE
(sp Patrick Grace and Margaret Sullivan)
6. David Grace baptized 10-31-1841, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp Jn Sullivan and Mary Hanrahan)
7. Pat Grace baptized 7-27-1842, Parish/Church/Congregation - ARDFIELD & RATHBARRY (sp Tim Sullivan and Mary Grace
8. Cathe Grace baptized 10-8-1843, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp Jas Grace and Mary Sullivan)
9. Mary Grace baptized 6-22-1844, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp Creedon and Mary Lane)
10. Jas Grace baptized 4-20-1846, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp Jno T. Nyhan and Mary McCarthy)
11. Jn Grace baptized 2-24-1849, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp Jas Grace and Ann Grace)
12. Jn Grace baptized 2-14-1849, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp D. Creedon and Margaret Grace)
13. Jas Grace baptized 2-18-1851, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp Jerh Barnane and Ellen Grace)
14. Cathe Grace baptized 5-17-1851, Parish/Church/Congregation - DRIMOLEAGUE (sp Timy Sullivan and Jude Collins)

There is also a Dan'l Grace that married Johanna Sullivan in Drimoleague in 1833, but all the names above say a version of Catherine for the mother's name.

by deeerdre on 2012-09-03 13:11:00

Hi AncestrySisters,
Thanks for info. - great stuff - just looking back at Detgrace's post where he says that 2 Daniel Graces married 2 Catherine Sullivans so I have to tread carefully!! Anyway, thanks a million for your help and have a good evening,

by detgrace on 2012-09-03 15:32:30

Hi Deirdre
no need to worry on my account, it was that Paul Grace's tree was written down by an old aunt who knew these relatives, and if you look on the website that some children are born in east drinagh and some in lisbealad and he thinks they are two different families as there are some less than a year inbetween them.

by deeerdre on 2012-09-03 17:19:28

Hi Det,
No problem - better to be sure than sorry - I appreciate advice on ancestors _ don't want to establish a family tree and discover in 10 years time that some leaves or branches are wrong - no problem . Just replied to your private message.
Best wishes,

by Algrace on 2015-06-25 09:35:49

Hi All just to say im taking over where my brother left off because he died a couple of years ago and left me with the job of sorting things out,its not too bad as ive been going along with him on it but he`s left no real notes or explanations of where to go from here .I would like to find out about Daniel grace and Ellen Murphy,he was born 1823 and married Ellen Murphy in 1886 but that`s about all i have i would like to know when the first Graces moved to cork from Killkeny,well thats it for now i hope look forward to hearing from any or all of you.

by curraghlickey on 2015-11-17 13:40:50

Hi Deirdre my name is philomena grace I was born in Drinagh co cork in 1966 , my parents were Anne and John grace who are deceased . My grandparents were Patrick grace and I believe Margaret o sullivan who went by Brigid . I travel home evey summer as my family lives there . I know there were two families who lived in the pike drinagh and the the other were in lisbealad but I'm not sure of the relation . If you want to find out more the Catholic Church in the village would be the way to search for some of the answers you seek !

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