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Latteragh, County Tipperary. Landholders

Griffiths Valuation of Ireland
1847-1864

Boland Matthew Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Boland Patrick Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary
Burke Mrs. ??? Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Burke Mrs. ??? Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary
Burke Patrick Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Burne Michael, Jr. Knocknabrogue Latteragh Tipperary
Burne Michael, Sr. Knocknabrogue Latteragh Tipperary
Butler James Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Byrne Patrick Carrick Latteragh Tipperary
Cantwell Ellen Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Cantwell Mary Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Cantwell Philip Glenmore Lower Latteragh Tipperary
Cantwell Philip Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Cantwell Thomas Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Carroll Anne Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Carroll John Bredagh Latteragh Tipperary
Cavanagh Patrick Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Coghlan James Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Coghlan William Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Collison John Knocknabrogue Latteragh Tipperary
Collison Judith Knocknabrogue Latteragh Tipperary
Connors John Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Corban Mrs. ??? Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Corcoran James Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Corcoran John Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Corcoran Michael Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Corcoran Patrick Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Dagg William Gurteen Latteragh Tipperary
Darcy Bridget Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Delany John Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Donohoe John Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Dwyer Lawrence Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Dwyer Michael Glenmore Lower Latteragh Tipperary
Dwyer Michael Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Fahey Mrs. ??? Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Fogarty John Glenmore Lower Latteragh Tipperary
Gallway ???, Esq. Latteragh Latteragh Tipperary
Galway ???, Esq. Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Gleeson Edward Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Gleeson Michael Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary
Gleeson William Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Hanley Patrick Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Hayes Roger Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Hodgens William Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Hogan John Latteragh Latteragh Tipperary
Hogan Michael Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Hogan Patrick Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Hogan Patrick Killanafinch Latteragh Tipperary
Hogan Patrick Knocknabrogue Latteragh Tipperary
Howard John Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Howard Lawrence Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Howard Michael Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Howard Patrick Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Kane James Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Kane Michael Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Keating William Gurteen Latteragh Tipperary
Kelly Daniel Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy Cornelius Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy James Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy John Bredagh Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy Judith Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy Mary Glenmore Lower Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy Michael Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy Michael Killanafinch Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy Mrs. ??? Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy Mrs. ??? Killanafinch Latteragh Tipperary
Kennedy Mrs. ??? Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary
Kirwan John Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Kirwan John Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Kirwan Matthew Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Kirwan Matthew Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Kirwan Thomas Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Kirwan Thomas Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Lanigan John, Esq. Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Lanigan John, Esq. Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Lanigan John, Esq. Knocknabrogue Latteragh Tipperary
Lee John Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Maher Edward Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Markey Joseph Gurteen Latteragh Tipperary
Maxwell Ellen Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Maxwell John Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Maxwell John Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Maxwell Michael Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Maxwell Michael Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Moylan Anne Killanafinch Latteragh Tipperary
Mulloghney Patrick Bredagh Latteragh Tipperary
Mulloughny Edmund Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary
Mulloughny Mrs. ??? Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary
Mulloughny Thomas Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary
Murphy John Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Noonan Catherine Latteragh Latteragh Tipperary
Orkney ??? Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Orkney ??? Bredagh Latteragh Tipperary
Orkney ??? Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Quinlan Jeremiah Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Quirke James Curragh Latteragh Tipperary
Quirke Jeremiah Curragh Latteragh Tipperary
Quirke John Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Quirke John Curragh Latteragh Tipperary
Quirke Michael Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Quirke Philip Baurroe Latteragh Tipperary
Reidy James Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Reidy Thomas Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Reidy Thomas Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary
Reidy Thomas Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Reidy Thomas Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Daniel Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Denis Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Edmund Curragh Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Edmund Tobinsgarden Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan James Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan John Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan John Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Michael Latteragh Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Michael Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Mrs. ??? Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Mrs. ??? Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Patrick Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Patrick Bredagh Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Patrick Glenaguile Latteragh Tipperary
Ryan Thomas Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Shanahan Martin Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Shanahan Martin Glenmore Lower Latteragh Tipperary
Shanahan Martin Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Shanahan Mrs. ??? Bigpark Latteragh Tipperary
Shanahan Thomas Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Shanahan Thomas, Jr. Latteragh Latteragh Tipperary
Shaw Thomas Killanafinch Latteragh Tipperary
Tracey John Sallypark Latteragh Tipperary
Tracy Stephen Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Troy John Bredagh Latteragh Tipperary
Tynane Daniel Glenmore Upper Latteragh Tipperary
Vickers James Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Vickers Patrick Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Vickers Patrick Latteragh Latteragh Tipperary
Vickers Thomas Lackakera Latteragh Tipperary
Walsh Bridget Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Walsh Lawrence Garrane Latteragh Tipperary
Wellington John, Esq. Killanafinch Latteragh Tipperary
Whelan Martin Killanafinch Latteragh Tipperary
Whelan Patrick Knocknagoogh Latteragh Tipperary

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Kilcooly, Tipperary Landholders

Griffiths Valuation
Kilcooly Tipperary
1847-1864

Archbold Mrs. Cath. Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Ashby George Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Ashby George Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Ashby George Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Bagwell Maj. Hamilton Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Barker William P., Esq. Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Barker William P., Esq. Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Barker William P., Esq. Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Barker Wm. P., Esq. Deerpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Barker Wm. P., Esq. Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Barker Wm. P., Esq. Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Barrett John Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Barry Thomas Deerpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Barry Thomas Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Beethel Margaret Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Beethel Robert Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Bell Bridget Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Bell Bridget Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Bell Mary Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Bell Nicholas Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Bell Nicholas Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Bell Nicholas Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Bible William Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Boe Edward Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Boe Edward Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Boe Eleanor Sallybog Kilcooly Tipperary
Boe John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Bowden John Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Bowe Edward Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Bowe John Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Bowe William Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Breen Thomas Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Brennan James Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Brennan John Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Brennan John Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Brennan Margaret Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Brennan Margaret Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Brennan Michael Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Brennan Thomas Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Brien Honoria Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Brien John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Brien Martin Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Brien Mary Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Britten James Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Britten Thomas Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Britten William Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Brittin Mrs. Anastasia Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Brodrick John Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Brohy Patrick Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Brohy Thomas Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Brophy James Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Brophy Mary Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Brophy Patrick Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Brophy Thomas Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Brophy Thomas Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Brophy Thomas Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Brown Joseph Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Browne Joseph Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Bryan Catherine Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Buckley Eliza Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Buckley James Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Buckley James Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Buckley John Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Buckley Michael Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Buggy Richard Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Burbridge Catherine Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Burke Edward Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Burke James Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Burke Thomas Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Burke Walter Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Butler James Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Butler John Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Butler Rev. John Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Butler Rev. John Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Butler Toby Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Butler William Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Butler Bryan Robt., Esq. Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Caesar Joseph Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Caesar Joseph Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill Catherine Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill James Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill James Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill James Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill Margaret Kilbrannel Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill Mary Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill Mrs. Mary Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill Patrick Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill Thomas Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Cahill Thomas Sallybog Kilcooly Tipperary
Cantling David Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Cantling Jacob Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Cantwell Anthony Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Carey John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Carey John Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Carroll Catherine Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Carroll James Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Carroll John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Carroll John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Casey Michael Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashen Richard Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashin Catherine Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashin James Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashin John Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashin John Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashin John Newhall Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashin Laurence Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashin Lawrence Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashin Lawrence Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Cashin Mary Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Cass John Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Clancy Edward Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Clear James Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Cleary James Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Cleary James Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Cleary Timothy Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Clohessy Thomas Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Clohesy Thomas Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Clonmel ??? Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Coal Henry Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Cody John Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Cody Keirns Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Cody Patrick Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Cole Henry Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Commons James Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Commons Thomas Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Connor Nicholas Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Connors Daniel Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Conway John Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Conway Patrick Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Cooke Adam Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Cooke Henry Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Cooke James Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Cooke John Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Cooke Peter Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Cooke Peter Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Coote Michael Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Coppinger John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Coppinger Thomas Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Corcoran Margaret Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Corcoran Stephen Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Cormack Michael Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Cormick Daniel Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Cormick Denis Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Cormick Edward Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Cormick Edward Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Cormick John Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Cormick Michael Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Cormick Mrs. Cath. Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Cormick Patrick Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Corrigan Judith Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Corrigan Michael Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Corrigan Patrick Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Corrigan Thomas Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Costelloe Anne Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Costigan Anthony Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Costigan Denis Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Costigan James Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Cotter William Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Croak Mrs. Mary Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Cushen Laurence Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Dalton Catherine Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Daly Eleanor Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Daly Honoria Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
De Vere Baronet Vere Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
De Vere Baronet Vere Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
De Vere Baronet Vere Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
De Vere Baronet Vere Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
De Vere Baronet Vere Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
De Vere Baronet Vere Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Deeves Richard Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Deeves Stephen Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Delahunty James Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Delahunty John Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Delahunty Mrs. Mary Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Delane John Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Delane Mary Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Delane Philip Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Delany Denis Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Delany Edward Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Delany James Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Delany Michael Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Delany Patrick Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Delany Patrick Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Delany Patrick Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Delany Richard Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Delmege Jacob Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Delmege Jacob, Jr. Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Delmege Jacob, Sr. Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Delmege John Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Demer Henry Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Dermody Lawrence Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Despard Alexander Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Doheney Patrick Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Donnell Anastasia Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Donovan Daniel Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Doyle Patrick Kilbrannel Kilcooly Tipperary
Duggan Anastasia Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Duggan John Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Duggan John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Duggan John Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Duggan Patrick Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Dunne Judith Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Dunne Kieran Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Dunne Patrick Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Dunning William Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Dunning William Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Dwyer James, Jr. Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Dwyer James, Sr. Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Dwyer Michael Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Egan Eleanor Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Euzell Adam Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Euzell Anne Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Euzell Peter Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Fanning Catherine Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Fanning Mary Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Farrell ??? Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Farrell James Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Farrell John Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Farrell Matthew Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Farrell Timothy Kilbrannel Kilcooly Tipperary
Faulkner John Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Feehan John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Feehan Michael Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Feeney Laurence Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Fenelly Philip Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Fennelly Eleanor Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Fennelly Michael Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Fennilly Roger Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald Edward Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald Judith Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald Judith Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald Richard Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald Richard Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald Richard Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald William Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald William Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald Wm. Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzgerald Wm. Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzpatrick John Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Fitzpatrick William Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Fogarty Charles Longford Pass South Kilcooly Tipperary
Ford Timothy Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Ford Timothy Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Gilbert John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Glazier John Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Gleeson James Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Gleeson Thomas Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Going Ambrose, Esq. Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Going James Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Going Patrick Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Going William, Esq. Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Gorman William Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Gorman William Newhall Kilcooly Tipperary
Grace Mrs. Ellen Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Grady Nicholas Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Grady Patrick Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Grant Mary Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Grattan Catherine Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Grimes Judith Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Guilfoyle Anastasia Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Guilfoyle John Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Hackett James Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Hackett Mary Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Hackett Michael Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Hackett Patrick Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Hackett Patrick Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Hackett Thomas Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Hackett Thomas, Sr. Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Hackett William Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Hall Mary Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Harding Ellen Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Harding Nicholas Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Harrington Mary Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Harrington Michael Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Harrington Michael Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Hayde Matthew Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Hayden Martin Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Hayden Martin Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Hayden William Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Heafey John Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Heafey Mary Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Heafey Patrick Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Healy John Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Herin Catherine Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Hickey John Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Hickey Mrs. Judith Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Hickey Thomas Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Hickey Thomas Longford Pass East Kilcooly Tipperary
Hickey Timothy Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Hill Mary Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Hill Mrs. Mary Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Hogan Ellen Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Hogan Patrick Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Houlahan John Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Houlahan Matthew Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Hunt Frederick Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Hunt Mary Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Hunt Vere Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Hunt William Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Hynes James Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Hynes Michael Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Hynes Mrs. Margaret Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Hynes Richard, Sr. Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Hynes Thomas Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Ireland Richard Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Kearney John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Keeffe Edmund Grangecastle Kilcooly Tipperary
Keeffe Edmund Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Keely Catherine Sallybog Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Catherine Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Eleanor Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Hugh Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly James Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly James Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly James Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly James Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly James Newhall Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly James Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly James Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly John Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Malcahy Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Margaret Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Michael Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Mrs. Ellen Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Mrs. Mary Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Patrick Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Kelly Thomas Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kenna Richard Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Kenna Thomas Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Kennedy Edward Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Kennedy Eleanor Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Kennedy Patrick Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Keogh Mary Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Kervick Denis Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kervick Denis, Jr. Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kervick John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kervick Patrick Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kervick Paul Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kervick Timothy Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kervick Timothy, Sr. Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kervick Going Denis Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kiely Laurence Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Kiely Laurence Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Kiely Michael Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Kiely Richard Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Kiely Thomas Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
King Charles Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Kirwan Laurence Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Laffan Michael Sallybog Kilcooly Tipperary
Lahard William Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Lane Vere, Esq. Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Lane Vere, Esq. Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Langley Henry, Esq. Longford Pass South Kilcooly Tipperary
Langton Thomas Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Lanigan James, Esq. Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Lannen Michael Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Lanton John Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Lathem Michael Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Laurence Harriett Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Lawler William Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Lawless Robert Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Leahy Denis Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Liston Michael Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Lonergan James Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Long Thomas Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Long William Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Loughnane Edward Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Loughnane Thomas Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Lowry Michael Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Lynch Michael Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Lyster William, Esq. Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Magrath Thomas Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Catherine Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Cornelius Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Edward Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Eleanor Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher James Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher James Sallybog Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher John Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher John Sallybog Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Mary Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Michael Kilbrannel Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Michael Sallybog Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Mrs. Margaret Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Mrs. Mary Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Patrick Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher Philip Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Maher William Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Mahoney Richard Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Mahony Alice Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Mahony Jeremiah Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Mahony Jeremiah Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Mahony John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Mahony Richard Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Mahony William Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Mahony William Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Mahony William Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Manton John Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Manton Judith Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Manton Mrs. Margaret Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Mara Thomas Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Marah John Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Marnell John Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Mason Edward Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Mason John Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Mason Robert Grangecastle Kilcooly Tipperary
Mason Robert Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Mason Robert, Esq. Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Mason William Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Mason William Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Carthy William Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Cormick Richard Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Cormick Richard Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Donnell Catherine Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Donnell John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Donnell Owen Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Evoy Eliza Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Evoy Eliza Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Evoy Patrick Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Gee Thomas Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Namara Edward Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Mc Namara Mary Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Meara John Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Meara Thomas Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Miller George Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Miller John Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Miller Peter Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Miller Peter Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Millet James, Esq. Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Minchin William Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Moloney Eliza Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Moloney Jeremiah Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Moloney Mrs. Anne Kilbrannel Kilcooly Tipperary
Morris Richard Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Morris William Longford Pass South Kilcooly Tipperary
Mullally Edward Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Mullally John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Mullally Mary Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Mullin Michael Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy Catherine Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy John Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy John Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy Laurence Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy Mary Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy Mary Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy Mary Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy Philip Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy William Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Murphy William Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Murray Anastasia Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Noonan Eliza Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Noonan Eliza Newhall Kilcooly Tipperary
Noonan Mrs. Eliza Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Noonan Rev. John Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Norton Michael Sallybog Kilcooly Tipperary
O'Flynn William Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
O'Flynn William Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
O'Flynn William Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
O'Reilly Catherine Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Parker Thomas Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Payne Thomas Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Pembrick Mary Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Pimlott William Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Pimlott William Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Pollard John Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Pollard Joseph Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Pollard Mrs. Catherine Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Pollard William Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Power Edward Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Power Patrick Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Poyne Edward Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Purcell John Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Purcell Michael Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Purcell Michael Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Purcell Patrick Grangecastle Kilcooly Tipperary
Purcell Philip Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Purcell William Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Purcell William Newhall Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinlan Daniel Ballyrickane Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinlan Denis Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinlan Judith Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinlan Judith Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinlan Judith Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinlan Mrs. ??? Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinlan Nicholas Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinlan Nicholas Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinn James Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Quinn Robert Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Quirk Thomas Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Radcliff Rev. John Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Rafter Fanny Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Rafter James Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Rahill Edward Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Ready Mary Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Reid Michael Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Reid Michael Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Reilly Edward Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Reilly Michael Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Reilly William Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Renahan Thomas Longford Pass South Kilcooly Tipperary
Ringwood Mrs. Bridget Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Rooney Eleanor Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Ruckle James Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Ruckle John Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Russell Patrick Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Russell Thomas Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Russell William Ballinunty Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Andrew Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Anne Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Catherine Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Catherine Coonagun Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Catherine Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Daniel Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Edmund Longford Pass South Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Edward Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Edward Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Edward Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Edward, Jr. Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan James Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan James Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan James Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan John Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan John Grangecastle Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan John Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan John Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan John Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan John Longford Pass South Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan John Pound Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Michael Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Mrs. ??? Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Patrick Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Philip Longford Pass North Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Sarah Coonagun Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Thomas Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Thomas Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Thomas Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan Timothy Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Ryan William Newhall Kilcooly Tipperary
Sausse Richard Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Sausse Richard Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Sausse Richard Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Scanlan James Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Scott John Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Scott Mrs. Ellen Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Semple James Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Semple James Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Shanahan Cornelius Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Shanahan Thomas Longford Pass South Kilcooly Tipperary
Shannahan John Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Shannahan Margaret Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Shea Daniel Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Shea Mary Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Sheehan Daniel Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Sheehan Jeremiah Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Sheehan Michael Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Sherry Anne Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Shortall Cornelius Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Shortall Mary Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Shortall Matthew Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Skehan Patrick Longford Pass South Kilcooly Tipperary
Smee James Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Smee Thomas Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Smeltzer John Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Smeltzer Philip, Jr. Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Smeltzer Philip, Sr. Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Smeltzer Thomas Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Smith Bridget Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Smith Erasmus Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Smith James Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Sparling Peter Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Sparling Samuel Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Sparling Samuel Garransilly Kilcooly Tipperary
Sparling Samuel Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
St. John Edward Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
St. John Mrs. Judith Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Steep Michael Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Steep Peter Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Stokes Matthew Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Sullivan Denis Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Sutcliffe John Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Sutcliffe John Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Sutcliffe Joseph Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Sutcliffe Joseph, Jr. Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Sutcliffe Joseph, Sr. Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Sutcliffe Joseph, Sr. Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Sutcliffe Williaam Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Sutcliffe William Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Sweeney Charles Grangecrag Kilcooly Tipperary
Sweeny John Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Switzer John Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Switzer John Newpark Kilcooly Tipperary
Talbott William Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
Tehan John Springfield Kilcooly Tipperary
Thompson Robert Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Thompson Robert Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Tierney Lawrence Derryvella Kilcooly Tipperary
Tierney Lawrence Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Tracey Thomas Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Tracey Thomas Crossoges Kilcooly Tipperary
Tracy Philip Graigaheesha Kilcooly Tipperary
Tyne Denis Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
Wall Luke Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Wall Margaret Newhall Kilcooly Tipperary
Wall Mary Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Wall Michael, Sr. Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Wall Thomas Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Wall Thomas, Jr. Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Walsh Francis Glengoole South Kilcooly Tipperary
Watson John Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Watson Patrick Kilcoolyabbey Kilcooly Tipperary
Webster Catherine Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Webster James Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Webster John, Jr. Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Webster John, Sr. Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Webster Thomas Blackcommon Kilcooly Tipperary
Wellwood Eliza Renaghmore Kilcooly Tipperary
Whelan John Main Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Whelan Mary Back Street Kilcooly Tipperary
Whelan Patrick Lisduff Kilcooly Tipperary
White Joseph, Esq. Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary
White Joseph, Esq. Newhall Kilcooly Tipperary
Williams Patrick Glengoole North Kilcooly Tipperary
Wilson Rev. J. Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Young Joseph Bawnlea Kilcooly Tipperary
Young Joseph Grangehill Kilcooly Tipperary
Young Joseph Knockatooreen Kilcooly Tipperary

Sigglekow - Germany to New Zealand

Anna Dorothea Sophia Sigglekow 1863 - 1951

Born on the 15 April 1863. The daughter of Ernst Johann Christian SIGGLEKOW b:1834 d:2 July 1897 NZ and Sophia Dorothea SCHWASS 1836-1924 and married on the 11 September 1857 in Hope, New Zealand.
Ernst Sigglekow and his wife lived in Hope, New Zealand. and raised seven children;

1.Elenora Margaretha Marie SIGGELKOW 1858?1921 m. John William Henry LANKOW 1850-1921

2.August Christian SIGGLEKOW 1861 ? 1877

2. Anna Dorothea Sophia SIGGLEKOW 1863 ? 1951 m. Albert Henry Cresswell 1861-1942

4. Emma Heinrietta Friedericke Louise SIGGLEKOW 1865-xxxx m. Thomas WALKER in 1887

5. Wilhemina Fredricka Johanna SIGGLEKOW 1867?1949 m. Albert Stephen BEBARFIELD 1865-1950

6. Friederich Ludwig Theodor SIGGELKOW 1870 ?

7. Elsie Emma SIGGLEKOW 1878 ?

The Rev. W KIRK married Anna to Albert Henry CRESSWELL 1861-1942 at the Wesleyan Church in Richmond, New Zealand on the 25 December 1883.

Anna Died on the 22 January 1951 at Palmerston North, Wellington,NZ


2 comment(s), latest 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Why write your own story

I believe it's important to write your own story whilst you are able. Otherwise people like me will come along after you've gone and put together a story about your life with the only tools we have available which is your ancestry and the events of the day gathered through research.
Beyond that it is just imagination and speculation.

My personal view, about your life can quite frankly be way off, but who's around to dispute it. Only you know your life and what it was really like.

How many times have you thought, "Gee! I wish I had asked my grandmother or grandfather about that" or "I know there was something about uncle Fred, but I was too young and not paying attention".

If we think hard enough we can come up with many things we'd like to be remembered for. Even if it just your recipe's, your garden, your work, your childhood memories or how you scrimped and saved to buy the dining room table the relatives all have their eye on.

Nobody is ordinary, we are all unique. Our lives are completely different from our parents and our children, even though we may have all lived in the same house and the same town and been part of the same events.

So write your story. It doesn't have to be a huge tome or make the best seller list.

Otherwise, I might write it and you can't come back and tap me on the shoulder and say, "You've got it all wrong, janilye".


2 comment(s), latest 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Re- Your Irish Coat of Arms

In the words of Edward MacLysaght, the first Chief Herald of Ireland ...

"The subject of Irish families is one in which much interest is evinced, but the popular books usually consulted and regarded as authoritative, particularly in America, are in fact unreliable. The inaccurate and misleading information thus imparted with cumulative effect is, however, much more deplorable in the armorial sphere than in the genealogical.
It is an indisputable fact that the publication presenting colour plates of Irish arms which is probably most widely consulted is no less than seventy per cent inaccurate, not only in mere detail, but often in points of primary importance and of an elementary kind. Apart from their many grotesque heraldic blunders the compilers of this work seem to have had a sort of rule of thumb; if they could not find arms for one Irish sept they looked for the name of another somewhat resembling it in sound: thus, for example, they coolly assigned the arms of Boylan to Boland. This frequently resulted in the arms of some purely English family being inserted in their book of 'Irish Arms' the Saxon Huggins being equated with O'Higgins, and so on. When this arbitrary method failed them they fell back on the arms of some great Irish sept. To quote one instance of this: Gleeson, Noonan and McFadden are all given the arms of O'Brien, though none of these septs had any connexion whatever with the O'Briens or with each other. Consequently many Americans of Irish descent are in good faith using erroneous and often English arms derived from the spurious source in question.
A certain cachet has been given to this because, in the more recent editions of O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees [published after the author's death - Ed], these same coloured plates have been inserted as if they were an integral part of O'Hart's book.
The serious genealogist uses O'Hart with caution, if at all, for he is a far from reliable authority except for the quite modern period. John O'Hart, however, undoubtedly did a vast amount of research, no matter how he used the information he acquired: I know that some of these errors of ascription can actually be traced to him, but it is surely an injustice to him that his well known name should be used as a cover for the propagation of false and often ludicrous heraldic statements."

The distortion of Irish Surnames

In 1957 Edward MacLysaght published in the Irish Academic Press a series of papers entitled Irish Families (Their Names, Arms & Origins)
As a matter of interest to historians and genealogists I've extracted this part of his publication dealing with the distortion of Irish surnames.


Even in Ireland, where there is a genealogical tradition, it is quite common for people to be uncertain of their ancestry for more than three generations. Consequently a man in these circumstances whose name is, say, Collins or Rogers, to take two common in Ireland, cannot assert with certainty that he bears a native Irish surname. However, if he is a Collins, born and living in Dublin perhaps, whose people came from West Cork the odds are very strongly in favour of the true name being the Gaelic ? Coile?in. Smith, the commonest surname in England, comes high up in the Irish list - fifth in that given by Matheson. There can be no doubt that many of our Irish Smiths are the descendants of English settlers and traders, but it is equally probable that at least eighty per cent of the Smiths of County Cavan are of native stock, being MacGowans or O'Gowans who, under pressure of alien legislation or social influence, accepted the translated form and have used it ever since.

Many of the dual origin surnames are translations, like Smith and Oaks, or more often pseudo-translations such as Kidney and Bird. Some indeed of the latter are very far-fetched, even ridiculous, as for example the grotesque transformation of Mac Giolla Eoin into Monday from a fancied resemblance of the last part of that name to the Irish word "Luain".

So far we have been considering English names which in Ireland may conceal those of genuine Gaelic families. In a smaller number the converse obtains. Such names as Moore, Hart, Hayes and Boyle, which are, of course, genuinely Irish and are often regarded as exclusively so, are also found as indigenous surnames in England. So here again there is no certainty in the absence of an authentic pedigree, or at least of a well-founded tradition, as a guide. It has been pointed out for example that Guinness, which stout has made world-famous as an Irish name, and is in that case probably rightly derived from Magennis or MacGuinness of County Down, occurs in English records of some centuries ago in the rural county of Devonshire.

Probably the most reliable and scholarly work on English surnames is that of Professor Weekley. Yet he includes in his lists, without any mention of Ireland, several like Geary, Garvin, Grennan and Quigley: typical Gaelic-Irish surnames which, while they are no doubt occasionally found with the French or Anglo-Saxon background he indicates, when met in England at the present time are much more likely to have been brought there by Irish immigrants.

Apart from these surnames of possible English origin there are many indisputably Irish surnames not indigenous in England which assumed in their anglicised form a completely English appearance. What, for example, could be more English in appearance than Gleeson, Buggy, Cashman, Halfpenny and Doolady, to cite only a few examples. All of these are genuine Gaelic surnames and surprisingly numerous.

Once again the converse of this is also true. No one unacquainted with the subject would doubt that such very Irish sounding names as Gernon, Laffan, Gogan, Henebry and Tallon, and even O'Dell, all quite common in Ireland, are Irish, yet none of them is of Gaelic origin. This list, however, is not so long.

Some Gaelic surnames in their modern anglicised form have acquired an equally un-Irish guise but have a foreign rather than an English look. Coen, a variant of Coyne, and Levy, a common abbreviation of Dunlevy, suggest the Jew; I know a Lomasney who is always refuting the erroneous belief that he is of French origin, and I expect Lavelles and even Delargys and Delahuntys may have the same difficulty; Hederman and Hessian have rather a German sound, while Nihil, well known in County Clare, and Melia, synonym of O'Malley, might be Latin words. Most of this class, however, are occasional variants, such as Gna and Gina for (Mac) Kenna or Manasses for Mannix, or rare surnames like Schaill, Thulis and Gaussen.

In some cases the anglicisation process has had very unfortunate results. The beautiful name Mac Giolla ?osa, for example, usually rendered as MacAleese, takes the form MacLice in some places. The picturesque and heroic ? Dathlaoich in County Galway ridiculously becomes Dolly and the equally distinguished Sealbhaigh which is anglicised Shelly in its homeland (Co. Cork) is Shallow in Co. Tipperary. Schoolboys of these families, unless they use the Irish form, need no nicknames; Grimes, too, is a miserable substitute for its Gaelic counterpart Greachain, which has also Grehan as a more euphonious anglicised form.

These corruptions, of course, are due to the influence of the English language, the spread of which in Ireland was contemporary with the subjection and eclipse of the old Catho1ic Irish nation: names of tenants were inscribed in rentals by strangers brought in to act as clerks, who attempted to write phonetically what they regarded as outlandish names; in the same way Gaelic speaking litigants, deponents and witnesses in law cases were arbitrarily dubbed this and that at the whim of the recording official. It was not until the nineteenth century that uniformity in the spelling of names began to be observed, but the seventeenth century was the period during which our surnames assumed approximately the forms ordinarily in use in Ireland today.

The corruptions we have noticed above have been cited as examples of the tendency to give Irish names an English appearance. Most of them have at least some phonetic resemblance to their originals or else were frankly translations or supposed translations. There is, too, a large class of Irish surnames anglicised in a way which makes them quite unrecognisable. Often these distortions are aesthetically most unpleasing, as Mucklebreed for Mac Giolla Bride and Gerty for Mag Oireachtaigh.

Citing only official registrations with the Registrar-General, Matheson notes a particularly flagrant example, viz. a family of O'Hagans in County Dublin who have actually become Hog, which in the absence of his testimony one would naturally assume to be simply the well-known English surname of Hogg (O'Hagan is unlucky in this respect. According to Woulfe the very English and plebian-sounding Huggins is one of its synonyms in Ireland). Rather less cacophonous is Ratty for Hanratty. Forker for Farquhar (in County Down) may perhaps be regarded as comparable to the contraction in England of Cholmondeley to Chumley and Featherstonehaugh to Fanshawe in less aristocratic circles, these of course being phonetic spellings. The most curious instances of phonetic abbreviation recorded by Matheson is the birth registration of a Dalzell child at Dundalk "tout court" as "D.L.", that being the peculiar pronunciation of Dalzell in its native Scotland. The commonest of all Irish surnames, though not aesthetically objectionable, is a good illustration of decadence, for Murphy is a far cry from MacMurrough and 0'Morchoe, as is Dunphy from its synonym O'Donoghue. My own name, which I am glad to say is a true Dalcassian (Co. Clare) one, is an excellent example of the distortion we are considering, for no one would readily connect MacLysaght, especially when shorn of its Mac, with Mac Giolla Iasachta. The seventeenth century officials did at first render it as McGillysaghta, etc. in documents in English, but this proved too much of a mouthful to last long.

This name is also an example of that fairly numerous class in which the initial letter (excluding the prefix) is misleading. The L of Lysaght and of Leland derives from the gioLLa. The origina1 L of Lally on the other hand is to be found in the MaoL of the original. In the same way the C of Clancy, the K of Keogh and the Q of Quaid are from MaC; the G of Gaynor and Gorevan from the MaC prefix (Mag is a form of Mac frequently used with names beginning with a vowel), while the Il of Ilhenny can again be traced to the gIOLla of the Gae1ic form.

Another tendency in the anglicisation of Irish surnames is the absorption of uncommon names in common ones. Blowick, for example, tends to become Blake, Kildellan is merged in Connellan, Cormican in McCormick, Sullahan in Sullivan, Kehilly and Kilkelly in Ke1ly, and so on. Certain well-known family names such as Courtney, Conway and Leonard have gobbled up in the course of time, not one, but half a dozen or more minor ones. We must presume that this was a result of the general Gaelic depression, part of the same indifference and hopelessness which acquiesced in the lopping off of the Mac and O from so many old Irish surnames.

I have said that the mutilation and corruption of Irish surnames took place in the seventeenth and to a lesser extent in the eighteenth centuries. It must be admitted, however, that even today, fifty years after the foundation of the Gaelic League, the gradual re-gaelicization of names resulting from its influence is to some extent counterbalanced by the opposing forces of de-nationalisation. This is found more in pronunciation than in spelling: though even in this official registration age pronunciation does tend to affect spelling. A notable example of what I have in mind is the internal H. The English seem unable to cope with this sound which presents no difficulty to an Irishman: for Mahony they say Mah-ney (or, as they would write it, Marney, since the internal R is also dead in England). Now Dublin and suburbs with over 650,000 people contains more than one fifth of the population of the Republic and one seventh of the whole country; and Dublin for a11 its genuine political nationalism is in most ways more English, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say, more cosmopolitan, in character. The contrast between Connacht and Dublin is as marked as that between Dublin and England. Of course the good old Dublin accent has lost none of its distinctive raciness, but it is only to be heard in the mouths of one section of the citizens. The gradual disappearance of regional Irish accents is much to be deplored: it is due to a number of causes including the B.B.C., the cinema, the much increased intercourse with England resulting from the recent mass emigration to that country, and perhaps I may add the "refinement" aimed at in convent education. However, I must not allow myself to go off at a tangent on this interesting topic, which is irrelevant except in so far as it is concerned with the pronunciation of surnames.

In America the distortion of the name Mahony takes a different form, for it is often mispronounced Ma-honey, just as the wrong vowel is stressed in Carmody and Connell. In Ireland one does not hear Ma(r)ney for Mahony or Clossey for Cloghessy, but boggling at the internal H has come to Dublin now. I know a family in Dublin named Fihilly: the parents insist quite rightly that there are three syllables in the word, but the younger generation are content to answer to "Feeley" and so pronounce the name themselves; Gallaghers in Sydney, after a long losing battle with Australian philistinism, have had to accept "Gallagger" with the best grace they could. This, however, may be partly due to the ocular influence of the middle G. There is another difference in these two cases, besides the fact that the Fihilly deterioration took place in Ireland itself: Feeley has actually become a recognised way of spelling that name. Similarly there are Dawneys who were originally Doheny.

The surnames Hehir and Cahir in Thomond are still dissyllables, but the latter when denoting the town of that name in Co. Tipperary has become immutably "Care". This again prompts a long digression on place names: but that subject, so full of pitfalls for all but the most learned, would be out of place in this text.

The internal H is not the only stumbling-block for English people and anglicised Dubliners. They pronounce Linnane as Linnayne and Kissane Kissayne. Our "ane" sound, which is intermediate between the English "Anne" and "aunt", is not heard in English speech. Similarly O'Dea is called O'Dee. These emasculated pronunciations sound like affectation to people who come from the places where those names originated and still abound. This is not to deny that there is actually a name O'Dee, but that is not a Clare name, as O'Dea emphatically is.

Some English inspired innovations fortunately do not last. During the first World War a neighbour of mine in Co. Clare named Minogue joined the British army; in due course he returned as Capt. Minogue - Captain "Minnow-gew", if you please, not "Minnoge"! He may have got the idea from the mistake of a fellow soldier but he adopted the monstrosity and even insisted on it.

One of the most irritating of the examples of capitulation to English influence is the adoption of the essentially Saxon termination "ham" for the Irish "ahan", "ann", etc. This is not confined to surnames: the Gaelic word "banbh", called bonnive in English in the less anglicised counties, is bonham in most places. Rathfarnham, recte Rathfarnnan, is the best known place so anglicised; while on our own ground we have the very English-looking Markham, a Clare surname of which the normal version should be, and indeed formerly was, Markahan (cf. the place name Ballymarkahan in Co. Clare).

In the same way, but less noticeably, the final S so dear to English tongues degaelicizes Higgin(s), while the addition of an unnecessary D has somewhat the same effect on Boland. This D seems to have been a matter of chance for Noland is almost as rare as Bolan.

Quite often the anglicisation of a Gaelic surname resulted in the adoption in English, whether consciously or not, of one which carried a certain social cachet like D'Evelyn for the usual Devlin, Molyneux for Mulligan or Delacour for Dilloughery. Montague for MacTadgh or Mactague probably arose in the same way, the sound Montag at some period giving way to Montagew through the ocular influence of the spelling. The cognate Minnogew for Minogue was just "swank". We may assume that the good captain's descendants have gone back to plain Minnoge, as it is only a matter of pronunciation in their case.

There are other examples of this tendency which cannot be shed so easily. When Mulvihil has thus become Melville and Loughnane Loftus, resumption of the true patronymic necessitates (in practice, though not in strict law) certain legal formalities. - am told that there are people whose name was originally Mullins (Maolain) using the form de Moleyns. I have not met a case myself. According to Burke's peerage the best known family of the name, the head of which is Lord Ventry, are not true Irish Mullinses at all, and they presumably had justification for assuming the form de Moleyns in place of Mullins, a step which they took in 1841.

Some people with Mac names insist on the Mac being written in full, others prefer Mc, and formerly M' was quite usual. It is hard to understand why any objection should be taken to Mc or even M', since these are simply abbreviations of Mac. The practice of some indexers, notably in the Century Cyclopaedia of Names, of differentiating between Mac and Mc is to be deplored, since the reader must seek the name he wants in two places - in the Macs, which are interspersed among such words as Maccabees and Macedonia, and in the Mcs many pages further on. It is impossible to differentiate satisfactorily. Take MacGillycuddy for example: it appears in the work in question as MacGillycuddy's Reeks, yet the Chief of the Name always subscribes himself McGillycuddy of the Reeks. The idea that Mac is Irish and Mc Scottish is just another popular error. Mcc, however, may fairly be called an affectation, being merely the perpetuation of a seventeenth century scribe's slip of the pen.

The most prevalent of peculiarities in the spelling of names - the use of two small f's for a capital F - would seem to have arisen not through snobbery but from ignorance: the originators of this now carefully treasured blunder were probably unaware of the fact that in seventeenth century documents the normal way of writing F was ff, a symbol almost indistinguishable from f f.

The Irish Information website an excellent website with many free resources also has a page on the Origin of Irish Names

Mac and O in Irish Surnames

In 1957 Edward MacLysaght published in the Irish Academic Press a series of papers entitled Irish Families (Their Names, Arms & Origins)
As a matter of interest to historians and genealogists I've extracted this part of his publication dealing with the use of Mac and O in Irish surnames.


The successive invasions of Ireland from Strongbow to Cromwell, culminating in the final destruction of the Gaelic order and the long drawn out subjection of the Irish people under the eighteenth century penal code, together with the plantations of foreign settlers and the more peaceful infiltration of Englishmen in the commercial life of the country, have made Irish surnames more mixed than those of a nation with a less disturbed history. The situation can no doubt be paralleled in several mid-European states, but there is nothing comparable to it in any of our nearer neighbours such as England, France, Germany, Holland or Spain, where foreign names are exceptional and native ones are seldom hidden under alien guise. This latter is a phenomenon which is extremely common in Ireland.

It has often been stated that surnames were introduced into Ireland by King Brian Boru. Though this cannot be accepted as historically accurate it is a fact that Ireland was one of the first countries to adopt a system of hereditary surnames or perhaps it would be truer to say that such a system developed spontaneously. At any rate the Macs and O's were well established as such more than a century before the Cambro-Normans or, as they are more usually called, the Anglo-Normans, came.

It is hardly necessary to state that these prefixes denote descent.
Therefore Mac (son) indicating that the surname was formed from the personal names, or sometimes calling, of the father of the first man to bear that surname, while O names are derived from a grandfather or even earlier ancestor, O or ua being the Irish word for grandson, or more loosely male descendant.

Many instances occur of Mac names and some of O names in the Annals, lists of bishops and other records relating to the centuries between the time of St. Patrick and that of Brian Boru. These, however, were not hereditary surnames, but merely indicated the father (or grandfather) of the man in question. Thus to take, by way of example, two successors of St. Patrick in the see of Armagh, Torbac MacGormain (d. 812) and Diarmuid O Tighearnaigh (d. 852), these were not members of families called MacGorman and O'Tierney, but were respectively son of a man whose baptismal name was Gorman and grandson of one who was christened Tierney.

Prior to the introduction of surnames there was in Ireland a system of clan-names, which the use of surnames gradually rendered obsolete except as territorial designations. Groups of families, many of them descended from a common ancestor, were known by collective clan-names such as D?l Cais (whence the adjective Dalcassian), Ui M?ine (or Hy Many), Cinel Eoghain, Clann Cholgain, Corca Laidhe. The expression "tribe-names", used by John O'Donovan in this connection, is perhaps more expressive, though a more modern authority, Professor Eoin MacNeal, objected to this term as misleading. In some cases the tribe-name did subsequently become the surname of a leading family of the clan or tribe, but as a rule this did not happen and, as the tribe name was usually identical with the surname acquired by some quite unrelated sept in another part of the country, confusion is apt to arise. Thus the Clann Daly embraced the O'Donnells and other northern septs, Clann Cahill became O'Flanagans etc., Munter Gilligan was chiefly composed of the O'Quins of Annaly and Hy Regan was the tribe name of the O'Dunns.

The first of the major invasions of Ireland in historical times (1169-1172) resulted in the formation of a new set of surnames belonging to the Norman families which in due course became 'Hiberniores Hibernicis ipsis' (more Irish than the Irish themselves). The old Latin clich? is applicable to the names as well as to the people who bore them, for no one to-day would regard Fitzgerald or Burke as any less Irish than O'Connor or MacCarthy.

Names in this category are numerous and widespread in Ireland, and most of them have in the course of time become exclusively Irish, as for example Burke, Costello, Cusack, Cogan, Dalton, Dillon, Fitzgerald, Keating, Nagle, Nugent, Power, Roche, Sarsfield and Walsh. Some of them, of course, like Barry and Purcell, though generally regarded as Irish, are found in England also since the twelfth century. Today, no doubt, almost all the Norman-Irish surnames which are increasingly common in England became established there as a result of nineteenth century and particularly of recent emigration from Ireland.

The second great upheaval, five hundred years later, was of a more devastating character. In the seventeenth century the dire effects of conquest were intensified by religious persecution, and the three main events of that century resulting from military aggression - the Plantation of Ulster, the Cromwellian Settlement and the Williamite forfeitures - followed by the Penal Code which was at its severest in the first half of the eighteenth century, inevitably led to a lack of accord between the new settlers and the old inhabitants of the country. The natural process of assimilation was thus retarded, indeed it is not too much to say that it was deliberately prevented. Thus the Elizabethan immigrants and those that followed them in the next century did not become hibernicized as the Normans had.

A feature of the degradation of the Gael and the inferiority complex it produced was the wholesale discarding of the distinctive prefixes O and Mac. Nor was this confined to the downtrodden peasantry. The few Catholic gentry who managed to maintain to some extent their social position, while keeping their O's and Macs within the ambit of their own entourage (usually in the remoter parts of the country), were so deeply conscious of belonging to a conquered nation that they frequently omitted the prefixes when dealing with Protestants, not only in legal matters but also in ordinary social intercourse. Thus we find Daniel O'Connell's uncle, that picturesque figure universally known as "Hunting Cap", signing himself Maurice Connell as late as 1803 when approaching the Knight of Kerry to enlist his influence in a court case while MacDermott, Chief of the Name, though ranking as a prince among his own people and himself a prominent banker in the middle of the eighteenth century, invariably signed himself simply Anthony Dermott.

It has been stated that one of the causes of the disuse of the prefixes Mac and O in the eighteenth century was the inclusion in the Penal Code of a provision to that effect. I can find no such clause in any of the relevant Acts. No legislation dealing with this question was ever passed except in so far as the Statute of Kilkenny (1367) affected the Irish of the Pale. This indeed had no bearing on the use of Mac and O but it did, no doubt, mark the beginning of the practice of translating Irish names into English, which in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries became widespread and, I may add, proved more often to be mistranslation than translation. Nevertheless pressure was exerted in other ways to bring about the degaelicization of surnames. For example, even two generations before the Penal Code was in full force we find O'Conor Roe entering into a composition in which he binds the Irish chiefs under his influence to "forego the customs and usages of their Brehon Law . . . and to give up prefixes to their surnames" (5 January 1637. This quotation taken from Genealogical Office MS. 178, p. 293, is by no means an isolated case). We may be sure that this undertaking was made by O'Conor with his tongue in his cheek and that it was ignored, but it serves to indicate the official outlook in this respect.

I may refer here to the widespread belief outside Ireland that Mac is essentially a Scottish prefix. To us this idea is absurd, for many of our foremost Irish families bear Mac names such as MacCarthy, MacGuinness, MacGrath, MacGillycuddy, MacKenna, MacMahon, MacNamara and so on. evertheless, it is a fallacy widely held. It is true, of course, that many Mac names in Ulster are Scottish in origin, having come in with the seventeenth century planters and these tended to retain their Gaelic prefix when those of Catholic Ireland fell into disuse. In any case the Scottish Gaels are originally of Irish stock and Scotland herself took her name from the word 'Scotia' which in Latin was at first used to denote the land inhabited by the Irish race.

At the beginning of the present century under the growing influence of the Gaelic League a general reversal of the process began to be perceptible. Yet even today there are scores of Gaelic names with which the prefix is seldom, if ever, seen, e.g. Boland, Brophy, Connolly, Corrigan, Crowe, Garvey, Hennessy, Kirby, Larkin, to mention a few of the commonest. The extent of this resumption can best be illustrated by the mere fact that while in 1890, according to Matheson's calculations, there were twice as many Connells as O'Connells, today, (judging by such texts as directories) we have nine O'Connells for every Connell. I do not know the present proportion of O'Kellys to Kellys, but I am sure it is very much higher than it was in 1890 when the official estimate for all Ireland was 55,900 Kellys and only a mere 400 O'Kellys.

I will pass now to another class of Mac surnames which is of considerable interest. This is the assumption by Norman families of surnames of a Gaelic type and the formation under those designations of what practically amount to septs or sub-septs on the Gaelic model. The majority of these, such as MacSherone ex Prendergast and MacRuddery ex Fitzsimon, are nearly extinct today, as are the various offshoots of the Burkes, though no doubt some of their descendants did revert to their original surnames. Berminghams, however, survive under the name of MacCorish or Corish, Stauntons as MacEvilly, Archdeacons as MacOda or Coady and Nangies as Costello (formerly MacCostello). Woulfe says that the latter was the first Norman Mac name. Not all such Norman name assumptions retained a Gaelic form, for d'Exeter, first gaelicized as MacSiurtain, eventually became Jordan (now a common name in the West) and the Jenningses, formerly MacSeoinin, were originally Burkes.

This practice of forming sub-septs was not confined to Norman families. Among the offshoots of O'Brien were MacConsidine and MacLysaght. MacShane stemmed from O'Neill: in due course this was turned by translation into Johnson and as such is found in that numerous class of concealed Gaelic surnames. So the name MacShera, now rare, was adopted by some of the Fitzpatricks. MacSherry (whence the place name Courtmacsherry) on the other hand was a Gaelic patronymic assumed by the English family Hodnett. MacSherry, it should be noted, is also an indigenous Gaelic surname in Breffny.

Fitzpatrick, which up to the seventeenth century was MacGilpatrick, is in a class by itself, being the only Fitz name which is Gaelic: otherwise Fitz (from French fils) also denotes a Norman origin. It is possible, however, that some of the Fitzhenrys may originally have been MacEnery.

Unless we adopt an exclusive and doctrinaire attitude we must admit Fitzgerald, Fitzgibbon and Fitzmaurice as Irish. As I have already remarked many other Norman surnames are among our best known surnames today. It would be ridiculously pedantic to regard these as anything but Irish. Not only have they been continuously in Ireland for seven or eight centuries, but they are also not found in England except, of course, when introduced by Irish settlers there. The Norman name Power, indeed, holds first place for County Waterford.

One of the most striking and interesting of the phenomena to be observed in a study of our subject is the tenacity with which families have continued to dwell for centuries, down to the present day, in the very districts where their names originated. This obtains in almost every county in Ireland. Thus, according to Matheson's returns, the births registered for the distinctive Kerry names of Brick, Brosnan, Culloty, Kissane, MacElligott and MacGillycuddy, to take more or less random examples, are entirely confined to that county.

In many cases local association has been perpetuated in place names. Indeed it is a characteristic of Irish place names, particularly those beginning with Bally, Dun, Clon etc., that a large proportion of them are formed from personal names. Ballymahon, Lettermacaward, Drumconor, Toomevara are a few examples to illustrate this point. It is dangerous to jump to conclusions and easy to make mistakes in this field: thus Kilodonnel in Co. Donegal is the church of O'Toner, not of O'Donnell as would appear at first sight. Similarly Doonamurray has nothing to do with the surname Murray, being a corruption of D?n na m?na: nor has Drumreilly any etymological connection with the sept of O'Reilly. Of course the association, especially in the case of the Kil words, is often ecclesiastical rather than genealogical, for many are formed from the names of pre-surname saints and hermits, and so have no interest for the student of surnames. Those place names beginning with Bally and other Irish words were almost all formed before the seventeenth century and too often when a family was thus distinguished it has ceased to exist or has almost died out in the immediate neighbourhood of the particular townland so designated, but in many cases they are still numerous there. Nearly an such are Gaelic or Hiberno-Norman family names. There are, however, some exceptions such as Ballybunion and Ballyraddock which are formed from the English surnames Bunyan and Maddock.

After the 1602 debacle, as we must regard the battle of Kinsale, place names with the prefix Castle and Mount or the suffix Town and Bridge like Castlepollard and Crookstown, and occasionally a combination of both like Castletownconyers, began to be used. For the most part these names honoured planter families, with whom must be classed renegade Gaels who forsook their own people and religion and backed the winning side though where they represent translations from older Irish place names, as in the case of O'Brien's Bridge and Castledermot, this of course does not apply. This aspect of our subject can be dismissed without further examination: it can be studied by anyone interested in it by a perusal of a map or gazeteer, or better still the Index of Townlands, Parishes etc. officially published in connection with the decennial censuses of the nineteenth century.

Of more interest to us here is the converse, i.e. those surnames which were actually formed from places. In England they constitute one of the most numerous classes in Ireland they are comparatively rare: so much so indeed that all of them that I know can be enumerated here. Apart from Anglo-Irish names taken from places in England like Welby, Preston etc., the only Irish place names so used I have met are Ardagh, Athy, Bray, Corbally, Finglas, Galbally, Sutton, Rath, Santry, Slane and Trim, some of which are very rare. Dease (and Deasy), Desmond, Lynagh, Meade, and Minnagh, formed from extensive territories, may also perhaps be included. Not all place names found as surnames can be accepted in this category. Cavan for example is not taken from the town but is a synonym of Keevane or occasionally an abbreviation of Kavanagh: Navan is Mac Cnaimhin, Limerick is O Luimbric, Kilkenny is Mac Giolla Choinnigh and Ormonde is found in County Waterford oddly enough as a corruption of O Ruaidh. The most numerous of these in Ireland today is Galway or Galwey. It does, it is true, derive from a place, but the place is Galloway in Scotland.

Deasy, mentioned above, might be placed in the class which we may call descriptive. It indicates "a native of the Decies ', as Lynagh means "a Leinster man", Moynagh ."a Munsterman" and Meade (with its earlier form Miagh) "a Meath man". These have a topographical significance, as have Spain, Switzer, Wallace, Brett, London. Quite a number of descriptive surnames, which at some period must have superseded a normal family surname, are formed from adjectives such as Bane (white), Begg (small), Crone (brown), Creagh (branchy) Duff (black), Gall (foreign), Glass (green), Lawder (strong), Reagh (brindled). Phair or Fair is also one of these, but it has been subjected to translation, being the Irish adjective fionn.

Akin to adjectives are names in the genitive case, of which a few are found among genuine Irish surnames, e.g. Glenny (sometimes Glenn) for a' ghleanna and Maghery for an mhachaire. Here also the process has in some cases been carried a stage further, an chnuic becoming Hill and an mhuillinn Mills but when met today Hill and Mills are more likely to be of English origin.

Everyone knows the old rhyme which ends with the lines "And if he lacks both O and Mac no Irishman is he". Like most general statements this is not wholly true for, disregarding the undoubted claims of the Burkes, Fitzgeralds etc., we must admit Creagh, Deasy, Crone, Maghery and the other descriptive surnames as genuinely Gaelic. Indeed two of the best known and essentially Irish names, Kavanagh and Kinsella, have neither O nor Mac, for they are the descriptive type. Both of these, however, sometimes have an O tacked on to them erroneously. There are some curious instances of this error. A' Preith (meaning "of the cattle spoil") is well known in County Down for generations under the anglicised form of O'Prey. Gorham was formerly credited with an O in Co. Galway. De Horseys became O'Horseys before ever the influence of the Gaelic League revival brought bogus O's and Macs into being. Two of the most remarkable, not to say ridiculous, of these mistakes are to be found in Limerick city and county where Mackessy (in Irish O Macase and recte O'Mackessy in English) appears as McKessy and Odell, a purely English name, as O'Dell.

In this connection, I should refer to those Mac names which through long usage in the spoken language have become O's. The best known of these are O'Growney and O'Gorman.

We have already noticed instances of the subdivision of the great septs and the consequent formation in the middle ages of new surnames like MacConsidine. This arose for various reasons, not the least of which was the desirability of readily distinguishing between a number of people of the same name. For a similar reason a system of nomenclature exists today, particularly in the western counties, whereby the father's christian name is added to a man's legal name. Thus in Clare, where there may well be several Patrick O'Briens in a single townland, they are known as Patrick O'Brien John, Patrick O'Brien Michael and so on. This is not merely a colloquial convenience, for these designations are used in ordinary business transactions such as completing an order form or supplying milk to a creamery, and they appear very frequently in the official voters' lists. A similar practice, very much in vogue in Limerick in the seventeenth century, has misled some writers unfamiliar with Irish conditions. The normal method was to add the father's name, as in the example given above, but with the prefix Fitz. Thus, to take a well known Limerick surname, John Arthur son of Stephen Arthur was almost invariably described as John Arthur FitzStephen, so that to the uninitiated the man's surname appears to be FitzStephen.

There are many examples in the sixteenth and seventeenth century records of persons whose names as set down therein are a veritable genealogy. John MacMahon MacWilliam MacOwen MacShane was, of course, John MacMahon whose father's christian name was William and his great grandfather's was Shane. Ignorance of this practice on the part of the enumerators probably accounts for the extraordinary number of MacShanes and MacTeiges returned as surnames in such records as the 1659 census all over the country. According to this there were large numbers of MacWilliams, MacEdmunds, MacDavids MacRichards etc., and in the same way Fitzjames (sometimes alias MacJames) appears as a common surname. The prevalence, according to the returning officers, of Oge as a surname bears out this assumption. Similarly Bane is given as a common surname, though there is little doubt that it was in fact, like Oge, merely an epithet. Bane does exist as a modern surname, Oge, however, does not, though it may have occasionally survived by translation, as Young. The Ormond Deeds, especially those of the sixteenth century, contain a great many names formed by prefixing Mac to a christian name. Besides those mentioned above, MacNicholas, MacPhelim, MacRory, MacThomas and MacWalter are of most frequent occurrence. Of all these names the only two to be found in any considerable numbers as surnames today are MacShane and MacTigue, as it is now spelt. The latter has in some places been shorn of its Macs and is written Tighe.

In this connection it must not be forgotten that a not inconsiderable number of people in the lower stratum of society did not use hereditary surnames even as late as 1650. In examining family documents I have met with cases of this: a witness signs himself James MacThomas, whom we know to be the son of Thomas MacTeige - or more probably being illiterate he makes his mark beside the name. Nevertheless it can safely be stated that the great majority even of the labouring class did have hereditary Mac and O surnames at least from the middle of the sixteenth century. By the eighteenth, of course, the cottier and small farmer class had come to include a considerable pro-portion of the old Gaelic aristocracy.

More on Irish surnames Epithets, Surnames and prefixes from Wikipedia

Owen Cavanough 1762-1841

Born 20 June 1762 at Gosport, Hampshire. His parents were Owen and Grace CAVENDER
seaman on the H.M.S. Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet (1788)
Legend has him first man ashore at Sydney Cove.
Discharged and farming on Norfolk Island, he married Dubliner Margaret DOWLING (1766-1834) already a mother of a son by marine Charles GREEN.
Margaret, in London, had stolen cutlery from a shop: Old Bailey 1786, 7 years: Prince of Wales.

Children of Margaret and Owen were:-
Charles Green Cavanough 1788 - 1864
Owen Cavanough 1792 - 1794
Grace Cavanough 1794 - 1828. m. Ralph TURNBULL 1791-1840
Mother of Mary Ann (Cavanough) Gurney, Ralph Turnbull, John Turnbull, Elizabeth (Turnbull) Dunstan and
Ann Turnbull
Elizabeth Cavanough 1797 - 1828. m. Thomas JOHNSTON
children unknown
Owen Cavanough Jr. 1799 - 1885 m. Celia COLLINS
Father of James Thomas Cavanough, Margaret Ann Cavanough, Matilda Rebecca (Cavanough) Everingham, Elizabeth Celia (Cavanough) Thomas, Esther (Cavanough) Aspery, Owen Cavanough,
Charlotte Cavanough, Sophia Jane Cavanough, Frances Lenora (Cavanough) Mitchell and Grace (Cavanough) Chapman
Richard Cavanough 1802 - 1880 m. Ann CROSS
Father of Richard John Cavanough, Grace Sarah (Cavanough) Saunders, William David Cavanough, John Alexander Cavanough, Henry Schofield Cavanough, Mary Ann Cavanough, Frederick Samuel Cavanough, James George Cavanough, Charles Innes Cavanough, Harold S Cavanough, Robert Joseph Cavanough and Rebecca Cavanough
James Henry Cavanough 1804 - 1858 m. Esther HUXLEY 1817-1884
Father of Elizabeth Cavanough, Sophia Isabella (Cavanough) Buttsworth, George Cavanough, James C Cavanough, Thomas Henry Cavanough, Ann (Cavanough) Buttsworth, Charles Cavanough, Samuel Cavanough, Richard Cavanough, Elizabeth (Cavanough) Greentree, Mary Ann (Cavanough) Gillard, Margaret Jane (Cavanough) Cobcroft, John Henry Cavanough, John Cavanough, Esther Amelia (Cavanough) Halpin, William Henry Cavanough and Frederick Robert Cavanough
George Cavanough 1807 - 1879 married Jane GOSPER 1820-1896
Father of Jane Cavanough, George Cavanough, Thomas Cavanough, Mary Ann Cavanough, Celia (Cavanough) Smallwood, James Cavanough, Esther (Cavanough) Simson and Sophia (Cavanough) Hilton

Owen was probably farming at Bardonarrang in 1796, as well as transporting grain to Sydney. The boat that gave his family livelihood was stolen in January 1798 but, still financially afloat two years later, he was of those who asked, presumably unavailingly, to share in a spirits import with the officers. As a farmer he signed the appeal of 1801 to have the civil courts deferred.
Rated industrious in 1803, he was awarded 100 acres on the left of Swallow Rock Reach, adjoining Coramandel Settler Davison. By 1804 he was also proprieter of the grainboat UNION, but farming had become his prime concern. Little involved in the Rum Rebellion he tilled his ground with the help of growing sons, and the stepson on whose behalf in 1810 he sought confirmation of a land grant. Charles Green was a sober, industrious young man, he wrote, quite capable of managing a farm.

Himself Anglican and Margaret a Catholic (reason enough for no recorded marriage) the Presbyterian Ebenezer Church stands on four acres donated from his farm. The Cavanoughs left Portland Head a short time afterwards. The farm was advertised but perhaps not sold in 1811. During 1814-1815 as lessee of the South Creek Bridge, Owen probably lived in Windsor. At all events the future of the Cavanough clan lay down river on the Colo. Well known and highly regarded on their area, the widowed Owen lived on among them until the waters so often braved claimed him in his eigthieth year.


Owen drowned on the 27 November 1841 in Wheeny Creek (ironic)
Some of the info above came from Bobbie Hardy's book 'Early
Hawkesbury Settlers' published about 1985 which is still available. janilye
First person to Set foot in Australia !!
On May 13, 1787, eleven ships, soon to be known as the First Fleet, began an eight-month journey from Southampton, bound for Botany Bay. Arriving on January 18, 1788, they found Botany Bay highly unsuitable, lacking a safe, deep harbour but just as important, no fresh drinking water. A longboat dispatched to search for an alternative settlement site, soon returned with news of the discovery of one of the great harbours of the world. On January 26, 1788, in Sydney Harbour, Governor Arthur Phillip was rowed ashore from the flagship H.M.S Sirius to raise the Union Jack and lay claim to Australia in the name of "Mother England". After much controversy it has now been firmly established that the first person actually ashore to secure the longboat on that historic day, was able seaman Owen Cavanough.



A Newspaper dated 26 January, 1842 has the following paragraph:
The Government have ordered a pension of one shilling a day to be paid to the survivors of those who came on the first Fleet to the colony. The number of these really old hands is now reduced to three, of whom two are now in the Benevolent Asylum, and the other is a fine old fellow, who can do a days work more spirit than many of the young fellows lately arrived in the colony. We are glad the Government have commemmorated the auspicious day of our anniversary in so handsome a manner.
The Sydney newspaper approbation was occasioned by the publicity given of the death at Sackville Reach, Hawkesbury River, of Mr Owen Cavanough (I) who died on 27.11.1841, not too well endowed with the worlds riches. Mr Cavanough was a pioneer free seaman and was attached to the HMAS SIRIUS (1788) The pioneer who was drowned in a small rivulet which ran into the Hawkesbury on rented property adjoining Mr Charles Turnbull's 'Kelso' orchard (Lambs Grant) A very historic property made famous by more than one onslaught made on the Lambs by the Maroota Blacks.

Establishment of Ebenzer Church
Settlement of Portland Head was undertaken by free settlers, most of whom arrived on the Coromandel on 13th June, 1802. They were instructed by Governor King to settle on the Government Farm at or near Toongabbie, where they could plant wheat, maize and potatoes. The following year they were each granted 100 acre allotments on either side of the Hawkesbury River at Portland Head. The river formed the major means of transport between farms. The Society was formed at a meeting held in the home of Thomas Arndell on 22nd September, 1806. It was decided to erect a schoolroom and chapel on four acres of land donated by Owen Cavanagh. James Mein acted as Pastor until John Youl took up his position as minister and schoolmaster. The Church was completed in 1809 and the schoolmaster's residence in 1817. Both were designed by Andrew Johnston. Ebenezer was the first non-conformist, then Presbyterian, Church in the colony.
Those who covenanted to build Ebenezer Church were the families of Dr. Thomas Arndell, Paul Bushell, Owen Cavanagh, James Davidson, Capt. John Grono, George Hall, John Howe, William Jacklin, Andrew Johnston, John Johnstone, Lewis Jones, James Mein, William Stubbs, John Studdis and John Turnbull.
The Ebenezer Church is now the oldest operating church in Australia.
EBENEZER PIONEERS
EBENEZER CHURCH
Built on four acres of the original first
grant of 100 acres to Owen Cavanough (I.).

The following verbatim copy of an original record throws an historical sidelight
on one of the most famous of all the old Hawkesbury characters, Owen Cavanough (I.)
This pioneer settler of the River will be introduced again in the series of articles
being written for the 'Gazette' by Mr. Geo. G. Reeve, the well-known historian,
along with his favorite son, James Cavanough, and Thomas Chaseling, David Dunstan (I.),
of the inn at Wilberforce, and other notables of that famous village.
It may be mentioned that Mr. Owen Cavanough (I.) held the Colo (Wheeney) grant
of land by deeds made in the year 1833, although he had been settled there for
many years, after leaving the original 100 acre grant of land whereon stands
Ebenezer Church. In the far-off days of the boyhood of the first Owen Cavanough,
the schoolmaster was not abroad as he is to day, and that the men of those early
times were somewhat illiterate is nothing to their shame: —
Copy of letter from Owen Cavanough
(I.) to Surveyor General John. Oxley (writ
ten during Governor Brisbane's time), date
16th October, 1825: —
Pardon me Sir for Writing to you, My
present aflictions not admiting mee to wait
upon you my self. It appears, Sir, that I
meet (met) you in a boat in company with
Govener Macquearie (Macquarie) Captn.
Shaw an other gentleman in the second
Branch when you came down the River
with the 'Lady Nelson,' were I applied for
a farm at Weny (Wheeney) Creek as the
Governer had ordered mee one. You pro
duced the Chart, sir, where it aperred (ap
peared) to be rocky and swampy. The
Governer ordered mee to go and look at it
again, and if I did not like it that you, Sir,
or Mr. Mehen (Meehan) would mesuere
(measure) it any where I thought proper
I aproved of it, Sir, although there is near
(nearly) forty ecres (acres) of rocks out
of eighty and I have occupied it ever
since an.d it aperes (appears) now, Sir,
that forceable possession is taken of part
of the land in question and my grin (grain)
cut up, my fence burned down, and my
pigs destroyed. The Barrer (bearer) of
this, Sir, my Son, whom marked the bound
ris (boundaries) that was ordered by Mr.
Mehen (Meehan). The creek boundary
not being marked at all as Mr.
Mehen (Meehan) had all redy (already)
struck that line in the Chart and shoued
(showed) it to mee, but I dont No (know)
the distance of that line. I have drawd
(drawn) a skecth (sketch) of the land,
Sir, as fur (far) as my abilitis . (abilities)
will admit, my not having any pilot to go
by. Which is in the hands of the Bearer
whom can inform you of all particulars
and if, Sir, you can be pleased to order it
so that the Bearer my son can get the out
lines of my farm I shall ever find myself
in duty bound to pray. And am, Sir your
obedient, Humble Servant
OWEN CAVANOUGH
Formerly a seaman of His Majesty's ship
'Sirius,' Weney Creek, second Branch,
October the 16, 1825.
To Mr. Houxley (Oxley) Esq., Surveyor
General of New South Wales, Sydney.]

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Martha Needle 1863-1894

On the 13 June 2011, I stood outside the premises at 137 Bridge Road, Richmond in Melbourne. These premises once belonged to a saddler called Louis Juncken who lived with his brother Otto and just across the road at 124 is the building, where the Toole Brothers had their grocery store and where Martha bought her rat poison, namely "Rough On Rats".

Martha NEEDLE was beautiful, manipulative and ruthless. She poisoned her husband and her three little girls. She watched as they died excruciatingly painful deaths. When she couldn't get what she wanted using her good looks she turned to rat poison. Martha Needle was insane.
She was born Martha CHARLES on the 9 April 1863 on the Murray River near Morgan in South Australia, she was raised in a violent household, her father, a mystery, but registered as Joseph Henry Charles, had left the marital home sometime in 1861, May Charles, nee Newlands had been drawing rations for herself as a destitute and applied to the court for funds to bury year old baby Dina in 1862. The couple had parted at Julia Creek, near Anlaby. When there Mrs. Charles accused her husband of an attempt to poison her. She told him that she was ill, and that she suspected him, as she had discovered that some poison, which was kept in the place for destroying dogs, had been taken away. She states that he did not deny the charge, and remarked that as they were living so unhappily she could expect nothing else. The separation lasted about twelve months, when a reconciliation was effected and they lived together at Kapanda, but only for a few months, when they again parted, this time on account of the husband once more threatening his wife, who then went to Mr. Glen's North-west Bend Station, on the River Murray, where seven months after the second separation Martha (Mrs. Needle) was born. It is my view that when Joseph Henry Charles left this last time he also took with him his children, William b: 1854, Mary b: 1856, and Ellen b: 1859 as there is no mention of them being with mother, May at all.
About 1865 May Charles hooked up with soldier from the 40th, 2nd Somersetshire regiment of foot, Daniel Foran an Irishman from near Limerick, whom she later married on the 15th March 1870. Thus began a series of dreadful abuse for the young Martha Charles.
At the age of 12 she went into domestic service at Port Adelaide. She met and married Henry Needle 1857-1889, a carpenter, some years her senior at North Adelaide in 1882.
Three children were born of the marriage, Mabel 1882-1885, Elsey 1883-1890, and May 1886-1891, and the family moved to Melbourne.

During the first years in Melbourne living at Cubitt Street Richmond, Needle and his very attractive wife were apparently happy in each other's company, and their neighbours looked upon them as a comfortably situated and well-matched couple. When a year or two had passed, however, the relations were noticed to be less cordial. Mrs Needle went out more often unaccompanied by her husband than had formerly been her practice, and Needle became jealous and morose.

On the 28 February 1885 one of the children, Mabel, sickened and died. She was attended by a local doctor in his capacity as physician to one of the lodges of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, of which Needle was a member. About the time of the death of the child, Needle went to Sydney in search of employment, but he did not remain long away, and when he returned the relations of the husband and wife were, it is said, less happy than they had been before.

A few months later Henry Needle was seized with sickness, and he, too, was attended by the lodge doctor. His illness did not last long, but it was remarkable for a circumstance set down by the doctor to irritability and obstinacy on the part of the patient. He refused to take any nourishment handed to him by his wife. Anything she offered to him he would wave aside, or when pressed into anger would dash it over the floor or against the wall. The reason of this was not known. Some friends of Mrs. Needle, who helped her in the nursing, remarked it as peculiar, but the dying man gave no explanation, and it was believed to be due to his ill- temper and his irritable disposition. Its effect was certainly disastrous, for as he only took nourishment when asked to do so by strangers, he was not sufficiently fed, and he died ultimately, as the doctor's certificate set forth, of "subacute hepatitis, enteric fever, and exhaustion due to obstinacy in not taking nourishment. In plainer language, the patient died from inflammation of the liver and of the intestines, and from exhaustion due to lack of nourishment.

Upon Needle's death Mrs Needle obtained the services of The Trustees, Executors, and Agency Company to administer for her. A sum of ?60 odd was paid to her as her third share of the ?200 of the life policy, less expenses. The balance was invested by the company for the benefit of the two children then living.

On the 9th December, 1890, Elsie, one of the children, died. She was six years old, and she died after a three weeks' illness from "gangrenous stomatitis and exhaustion." Mr Hodgson attended her. After Elsie's death Mrs Needle received the child's share of the ?200?about ?60.

On the 27th August, 1891, the little girl May, aged 4 years and 11 months, died from "tubercular meningitis.''
In January, 1892, Mrs Needle became house keeper to the two Junckens, Otto and Louis, at Bridge road, Richmond, where Louis carried on the business of a saddler. The family came from Lyndoch, South Australia. In April of that year she became engaged to Otto, but Louis said he objected to his brother marrying any person who exhibited such frightful outbursts of temper as she displayed. The mother also objected by letter on the ground of Mrs Needle's weak health. Louis appears to have been first poisoned on August 18, 1893, and was ill for 10 or 13 days, but as he consented to the marriage, he was given another chance until April 1894, when the same symptoms of violent and unexplained vomiting came on. A relative came to attend him, and he speedily got better, until she left on May 10. The same night, about 7.30, Mrs Needle went to a shop and purchased a box of Rough on Rats. The following morning she prepared breakfast, and Louis was again seized with the same vomiting fits. He died on May 15, and Dr McColl stated in his certificate of death that it was due to exhaustion and inflammation of the stomach and membranes of the heart.

The next step was the arrival of Louis and Otto?s brother, Hermann Juncken and his mother from South Australia, and as the mother refused to agree to the marriage, and Hermann backed her up and said Mrs Needle and Otto had better part, the removal of Hermann became a part of the criminal's programme. Arsenic was again used. Strange to say not one of the medical men who attended the various victims of Martha Needle had suspected her of being a poisoner. Luckily Dr Boyd was sharper than the general run of his brethren, and the woman was caught by the police in the very act of offering a cup of tea containing 10 grains of arsenic to Hermann.

Later the bodies of Henry Needle, and the prisoner's two children were exhumed, and traces of poison were found in all except that of May, who had been too long dead to allow of analysis. Detectives WHITNEY and FRYER disinterred Louis JUNCKEN's body from the cemetery of Lyndoch in South Australia and 34 grains of arsenic were found.
As to her conduct since her condemnation to death at the end of 1894 a Melbourne newspaper of that time said:?"None of those who are thrown into contact with Martha Needle can fathom her character. The condemned woman's mask of impenetrable reserve has confessedly baffled the governor of the gaol. Dr Shields, the Government medical officer, and both her spiritual advisers (Mr H. F Scott, Church of England chaplain, and Mrs Hutchinson, of the Salvation Army). Even to these experienced eyes the extraordinary woman is as inscrutable as the Sphinx. No hope of a reprieve has been expressed by her at any time in fact she has firmly stated that she prefers death. This sentiment does not appear to be, as is so often observed in prisoners similarly situated, the outcome of religious conviction. Mrs Needle has not manifested any of the fervency which distinguished Mrs Knorr and the young man Knox, who were recently hanged in the Melbourne Gaol. She is, notwithstanding, taking some interest in matters spiritual, as is evidenced by her choice of a Bible, a prayer book, and hymn book for regular reading.

Her only reference to the crimes for which she has been condemned is the oft-repeated and unfaltering statement that she is entirely innocent, and she expresses the conviction that she will go to heaven."

Martha Needle after a four day trial before Mr. Justice HODGES at the Melbourne Criminal Court was pronounced GUILTY.
She was hanged on Monday the 22 October 1894 at Old Melbourne Gaol.

Oddly enough Martha spent most of the insurance money on an elaborate grave for her family, which she visited almost every day.

Otto JUNCKEN stuck by Martha throughout saying," She didn't know what she was doing".

In her Will, made five days before the date of death and was witnessed by the sub-matron of the gaol and a law clerk. After the customary introduction the testatrix says, " I give, devise and bequeath all my real and personal property to Otto Juncken, of Bridge Road, Richmond, for his own absolute use. I appoint the said Otto Juncken sole executor of this my will." The only property left by the deceased is an amount of ?25 payable under a policy of insurance on the life of the deceased by Citizens' Life Assurance Co.
Below is the letter written by Martha to Otto penned a few hours before her execution, which he received the next day.

Melbourne Gaol, Monday, 4 o'clock.
"My Darling? As you wished me to write I will do so, but truly I do not know what to say to you on this my last morning on earth. In a few hours I shall be free from all sorrow, but you, dear Otto, must live on for as time. It may be a very long time or it may not, but whichever way God wishes it will be. But, never mind try to bear up under the very sad blow. Rest assured we shall meet again where there is no parting. Your good father, also poor Louis and my dear little ones will welcome you. You know, dear, Elsie and May loved you on earth they will do so in heaven. Think how they will all welcome you to our happy home on high. I must ask you not to think unkindly of me for saying what I did last night to Mr Scott. I think it right that you should know what that man did say about you but I want you to thoroughly understand that I did not believe that you ever did say so to him, and I told him so. You must not think what he said upset me, for it did not, only it annoyed me to think that such a man would tell an untruth. True, he may think he was doing right we must hope he did think so. Now you will want to know what sort of a night I have had ? fairly good. You and all dear ones have been in my thoughts and prayers, dear Otto. Please read the 139th Psalm from the 7th to the 13th verse, as I have asked God to forgive me anything that I have done to displease Him, and trust to His forgiveness, so do I forgive all that have ever done me any sort of unkindness, for I know that they are very sorry now for me, be the wrong little or big. Give my everlasting love to all enquiring friends. I must now say good-by to you for a time. When you receive this you can think of me as being in a happy home with my loved ones waiting and watching for you. I know, dear Otto that you will get ready for that happy meeting with us all. With love and sympathy from your loving
Martha."


In June 1894 Martha's mother Mrs FORAN formerly CHARLES who had re married David FORAN in Port Lincoln in South Australia, in 1870 told a reporter at the Melbourne Argus.
"Of the first marriage six children were born?four girls and two boys. Only three of the girls are living?namely, in order of age Mary, wife of James Hall, who resided at or near Hoyleton, Ellen, wife of Joseph Lee, who resides at Marrabel, and Martha (Mrs Needle). The boys died young. The father is said to have frequently told his wife that he was heir to some property in Chancery, and he promised to take her to his friends in England. The couple parted at Julia Creek, near Anlaby/Kapunda.
Whilst there, Mrs Charles accused her husband, Joseph of an attempt to poison her. She told him that she was ill, and that she suspected him, as she had discovered that some poison which was kept in the place for destroying dogs, had been taken away. She states that he did not deny the charge, and remarked that as they were living so unhappily she could expect nothing else. The separation lasted about 12 months, when a reconciliation was effected and they lived together at Kapunda, but only for a few months, when they again parted, this time on account of the husband once more threatening his wife, who then went to Mr Glen's North-west Bend Station, on the River Murray where seven months after the second separation Martha was born. About four months after the birth of this daughter Mrs Charles removed to Port Lincoln, and had her daughter living with her until, when about 12 years of age, she went into the service of Mrs Drew at Port Adelaide.
Mrs FORAN complains bitterly of Martha's treatment of her, and says that she was cruel and headstrong, with an ungovernable temper. She accuses her also of threatening her life, and inciting her half-brother to join her in most cruel acts towards her mother.

Otto Johann Wilhelm YUNCKEN 1865-1945 was the son of Danish born Otto YUNCKEN 1826-1890 and Irish born Margaret Mary FITZGERALD 1835-1913. He had 5 brothers Herman, Louis, Charles, Franz Thomas and Albert. and three sisters, Augusta Amalia, Emma Louisa and Anna Ellen. Their father emigrated from Schleswig in 1855, then a duchy of Denmark though predominantly German-speaking. Their mother emigrated from Mitchelstown, County Cork, in Ireland at about the same time.

Otto married Bertha ABRECHT 1880-1949 on the 31 July 1901 in Melbourne.
The name YUNCKEN was always reported as JUNCKEN but it seems the family spell it with a 'Y'
"Otto Johann Wilhelm Juncken changed the spelling of his name to "Yuncken" about the time of the First World War but the South Australian Junckens generally still retain the original spelling."
Source: grandson, Andy Yuncken

Henry NEEDLE born in 1860 at Weedon, Northamptonshire, the son of Thomas Wilson NEEDLE b:1823 and Hannah Margaret BRAIN 1822-1908. They arrived on Ship "Forfarshire" with 5 children, Fanny, Martha, Caroline, Thomas and Henry.

Martha's mother was born Mary/May NEWLAND/NEWLANDS daughter of Duncan NEWLAND married her first husband Joseph Henry CHARLES on the 5 December 1853 at Inverbrackie, South Australia.
I believe Joseph Henry CHARLES died about 1865.

May Foran with her husband Daniel were well known to the police. Both spent time locked up for drunkeness and the children put into care.
From the SA Register 13 July 1876: Mary Foran, married, woman, was charged with leaving her son Daniel, aged 10, without means of support. Mrs Foran was ordered to be imprisoned for one calendar month with hard labour, and her two children (the other a boy of five years) are to be sent to the Industrial School till they are 12 yoars of age.
From the SA Register 3 April 1875: Mary Foran, married woman, was similarly punished for a like offence and mulcted in 20s. for uttering foul words, on March 31, in Sussex-street.
From the SA Register 15 March 1877: Mary Foran, an old offender, for a similar offence was fined 10s. and was sent to prison and kept at hard labor for two calendar months for being an habitual drunkard.

The second husband Daniel FORAN was born Caherconlish, Limerick, Ireland we have to go by military records in 1826 and arrived in Australia with the 2nd Somersetshire Regiment of Foot. He deserted 3 times and each time had a 'D' tatooed under his arm FORAN had two 'D' tatoos. He lived with May Charles till he married her in Port LIncoln on the 15 March 1870. He died on the 9 January 1927 telling people he was over 100 years old. He was charged and went to gaol for two years for indecently assaulting Martha when she was 13.
notes
British Army Soldiers guilty of desertion were branded with the letter "D" (until 1871). Originally the branding was done by the drum major using needles and gun powder. In 1840 marking instruments were used and it became more like a tattoo. Daniel Foran had at least 2 such marks.

Here is a bit more info regarding Daniel Foran's assault of Martha Needle. From: the South Australian Advertiser Tues 4 April 1876 Daniel Foran, who was charged with indecently assaulting his stepdaughter, Martha Charles, aged 13 years, at Adelaide, in December, 1875, and found guilty, was next brought up for sentence. His Honor alluded to the enormity of the crime of which prisoner had been found guilty, and sentenced him to the full term allowed by the Act, viz., two years with hard labor. two years? she should have given him a dose of Rough on Rats.

According to police reports, Mrs Foran was "addicted to drink and has many convictions for drunkenness, indecent language and wilful damage recorded against her" From the SA Register 13 July 1876: Mary Foran, married, woman, was charged with leaving her son Daniel, aged 10, without means of support. Mrs Foran was ordered to be imprisoned for one calendar month with hard labour, and her two children (the other a boy of five years) are to be sent to the Industrial School till they are 12 yoars of age. From the SA Register 3 April 1875: Mary Foran, married woman, was similarly punished for a like offence and mulcted in 20s. for uttering foul words, on March 31, in Sussex-street. From the SA Register 15 March 1877: Mary Foran, an old offender, for a similar offence was fined 10s. and was sent to prison and kept at hard labor for two calendar months for being an habitual drunkard.

PUBLISHED IN The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) Thursday 22 March 1900

Mary Foran, aged 63. who said she was a Highland Lady, was charged by M.C. Wells with being idle and disorderly. The evidence showed she was frequently drunk, and earned a small living by knitting and telling fortunes. She was sent to gaol for two months. Daniel Foran, aged 31, was charged with a similar offence, and was sent to gaol for one month.

Martha's half brother also named Daniel Foran a chronic alcoholic died in a cell at Wallaroo, South Australia on the 29 March 1902.


THE ADVERTISER 31 MARCH 1902 PRISON CELL MYSTERY.

Wallaroo, March 29.

Daniel Foran was brought into Wallaroo yesterday from Alford, and handed over to the police. He was acting strangely, and ' Dr. Fulton attended him in the police cell this morning, in the presence of the police and Mr. James Malcolm, who came to hold an enquiry.

Some time afterwards Foran died, and an inquest will be held tomorrow. Dr. Fulton at the request, of Mr. Malcolm will conduct a post-mortem examination this afternoon.

Deceased was at times a heavy drinker. He called at Mr. Mudge's Farm, Tickera, and told them he wanted to give himself up to the police. The last words he mentioned this morning were, "I did not do it."



FROM THE ADVERTISER 1st APRIL 1902 INQUEST AT WALLAROO.

Wallaroo, March 30.

On Sunday morning Mr. James Malcolm held an inquest at Wallaroo on the body of Daniel Foran. John St. Jagor Mudge, of Wiltunga, said he recognised the body as that of a man he handed over to Mr. McKee. He came to his farmhouse about 2 a.m. on Friday last. Witness said the man was a lunatic, and took care of him.'

When daylight came he started with him to Wallaroo, and meeting Mr. Wm. McKee, handed him over to him. He did not notice any sign that deceased had been drinking. William McKee deposed to taking charge of the deceased and handing him to the police at Wallaroo. He saw at once that the man was a lunatic.

Thomas Kensington Fulton, M.D., said he visited deceased on Friday and Saturday last. He made no complaint, but witness saw he was insane. He had in the cell all that he required. He was a complete wreck. Some of the wounds were on his body on Friday, and were nearly healed.

He made a post mortem examination, and found that the body was very filthy and emaciated. There were evidences of failure of the heart's action, also of alcoholism, self-abuse, and reckless living. Mounted Constable Joseph Richard Jemison said Mr. McKee had taken the deceased to the station on Friday morning. The man appeared to be insane. He locked him up on a charge of lunacy, and gave him his dinner about 1 p.m. Dr. Fulton examined him for lunacy, and witness saw him at intervals, and attended to him, giving him meals. On Saturday morning he went into the cell with some gentlemen, and found deceased in a sitting position. He was either fainting or dying. He gave him some water and brandy, but the man expired before the doctor arrived. He had every care and attention.

The jury returned the following verdict:-"The said Daniel Foran came to his death by failure of the heart's action, accelerated by self abuse and reckless living." The coroner commended the police for their great kindness to deceased while in the cell.




Below is a photograph of Martha NEEDLE nee CHARLES 1864-1894


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Joseph Andrew GRANTER 1875-1948

Joseph Andrew GRANTER was born on the 16 January 1875 at Warnambool the eigth child and youngest son of twelve children born to Joseph GRANTER 1832-1879 and Ann HOLLY 1844-1916.

When Joseph joind the Australian Imperial Forces on the 12 May 1915 he was forty years and four months of age an Importer by profession and had attended the Melbourne University.

Joseph had married Edith Macrae in 1899 and had three sons
Eric Macrae 1900-1965 Joseph Kenneth 1902-1971 and Alan David 1904.
and whilst Joseph was fighting for his country Edith and the boys were living in East Malvern a suburb of Melbourne.

Joseph embarked as a private with the 24 Infantry Battalion - 13 to 18 Reinforcements on the 1 August 1916 on the vessel HMAT Miltiades. On 26 June 1917 he was seconded for duty with the 1st Anzac Corps School and on 17 July 1917 he rejoined the 24th Battalion and was promoted to a lieutenant on 5 September 1917.Joseph came through the war unscathed apart from a severe bout of tonsilitis in February 1918. He returned to Australia on 23 September 1919.

Joseph's son Eric Macrae GRANTER also joined the AIF on the 14 June 1918.

Joseph Andrew GRANTER died at Randwick, New South Wales in 1948.


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