I typed this up for
relatives earlier and am now posting here. This is an update for
information that I have posted on the Carlow list in the past. I have
not included my GALLAGHER and MURPHY rellies in this post. They lived in
Drumfrea/Drumfrey and Knocklonaged. There are some other surnames in
this post, that I did not put in the subject line.
I have found alot of info on my family, that
is not posted here. I have met people on this list, made connections,
and visited Ireland twice. All in all, I have had alot of good luck with
the Carlow list. This email could contain errors.
The below took place in the RC Parish of
Bagenalstown, County Carlow , Ireland , unless otherwise noted. St.
Lazerianís, is the Catholic Church in Ballinkillen. This church was the
closest to our Byrne family, from Ballyloughan.
My Byrne family lived on a farm in
Ballyloughan. The farm is still there, although it's in ruins. There are
various farm buildings and two houses. The small house is older and
where my ancestors lived. The bigger house was built in the early 1900s
by Father William Maher. My ancestor Charles Byrne, had a brother,
Walter. He lived on a nearby farm in Ballyloughan. There was also a
Thomas Byrne who occupied a farm in the same townland (1850s), but I
don't know if he was related.
A Terrence BYRNE, of
Ballyloughan, born about 1729, died October 1, 1807 , is buried in
Dunleckney Cemetery , in the Civil Parish of Dunleckney, near
Bagenalstown. He may have been an ancestor of ours. If so, Terrence had
at least 2 sons, Charles and Walter. Charles was our ancestor. The
Terrence buried in Dunleckney had a daughter, Margaret, b.abt. 1773 an d
d. Dec 14, 1794 . This is according to the gravestone. I do not know for
certain if this Terrance and Margaret were related to us, but itís
possible. They are buried on the Catholic side of the cemetery. I was
told that Terrence is an unusual name in Ireland . My Thomas named one
of his sons Terrance, one son Charles, one son Walter (my great
grandfather.) Sometimes family name patterns are easy to figure out,
Charles b. abt. 1760, probably Ballyloughan,
RC Parish of Bagenalstown, d. Dec 13, 1862 , Ballyloughan, married
Johanna NOLAN, of Ballinrush, RC Parish of Myshall, Co. Carlow. I do not
know when or where they married, as I have not found a marriage record
yet. Perhaps the record could be in the Civil Parish of Ballon and
Rathoe. Their marriages start earlier. Charles and Johanna were our
ancestors. Johanna b. abt. 1797, probably in Ballinrush, d. Dec 25, 1822
, Ballyloughan. She is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery , Myshall, RC
Parish of Myshall, Co. Carlow, next to the Catholic church, Exaltation
of the Holy Cross, probably near her parents. The stone is gone. A
Charles Byrne married Nancy HEARY. Daughter Margaret baptized April 26,
1835 . These records were found in the R.C. Parish of Bagenalstown
church records. Supposely, our Charles did remarry. However, I do not
have additional information on his second family. Itís possible that
this Charles, Nancy and Margaret are related to us.
Children of Charles and Johanna:
1. Honoria b. bef.
1819, married Andrew LAWLER Feb 11, 1839 . Honoria was from
Ballyloughan. Dau. Margaret b. abt. 1840. Her baptism record is in the
R.C. Parish of Bagenalstown church records. I do not know what happened
to this family.
2. Elizabeth b. abt. 1819, married Edward
MAHER bef. 1842, but I have not found a marriage record. Edward b. abt.
1809 in Ballytarana, Parish of Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny. Died June 25,
1896 , Ballyloughan. Elizabeth died Dec 18, 1899 , Ballyloughan. Both
buried at Ballinkillen.
3. Mary, baptised Nov
8, 1820 . I found her baptism record in the same place as Thomasí.
Parents for both children were Charles Byrne and Johanna Nolan. Died May
13, 1902 , Castledermot, County Kildare , Ireland . Married John Nolan
Sept 18, 1839 , Parish of Myshall. Mary is buried in the cemetery at
Moone, Co., Kildare.
4. Thomas BYRNE,
baptised Dec 7, 1822 . I found his baptism record in the RC Parish of
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow church records. The townland was Ballyloughan.
Born Dec 4, 1822 . Died June 1, 1907 , Chatsworth, Livingston County ,
Illinois , USA . Emigrated to US in 1848 and moved to Illinois . Married
Bridgett McManaman Jan 16, 1854 , Will County , Illinois . Married Eliza
Gallagher Aug 23, 1858 , Holy Family Parish, Chicago , Cook County ,
Illinois . Thomas and Eliza had 10 children. Thomas and Eliza are buried
at Assumption Catholic Cemetery , Ashkum, Iroquois County , Illinois . I
have additional information on their descendents.
Our Charlesí brother, Walter BYRNE, b. abt.
1759. Died Jan 29, 1854 . Married Mary (surname unknown) born 1777 ?
Died Dec 7, 1834 ? Buried in Ballinkillen. 5 children:
married James Holmes, Feb 11, 1839 . Her first cousin was Honoria Byrne,
daughter of Charles and Johanna. Itís possible that the mother of our
ancestor Charles and his brother Walter was named Honoria, if you
consider family naming patterns.
Timothy b.abt. 1798 ?, died Dec 11, 1860 .
Frank b. abt.
1800, died Apr 4, 1874 .
Walter b. abt. 1813, died July 24/25, 1838.
Terrence b. abt 1801 or 1804, d. Sept 20, 1874
, married Ann CARPENTER b abt. 1819, d. Apr 16,1913 , Bagenalstown.
Terrance and Ann are buried at Ballinkillen.
Terrence and Annís 9
children born in Carrigmore, RC Parish of Bagenalstown:
Maria b. abt. 1850.
Died June 12,1937 , married Gerald Fenlon Feb 14, 1876 , RC Parish of
Bridget b. abt.1852. Died May 27, 1944 . Married John Shaughnessy, July
5, 1879 , RC Parish of Bagenalstown.
Johanna b. abt. 1854. Died Jan 14,1929 .
Married Tom Murphy.
Walter b. abt. 1855, d. 1931, married Ann
MAHER Nov 28,1914,St. Johnís Church, Kilkenny, Ireland, no children.
Thomas b. abt.
1856 died Nov 21, 1868 . Buried at Ballinkillen.
Margaret b. abt. 1858.
Died Feb 4,1930 , married Pat Doyle.
Anna/Annie b. abt. 1860. Died Feb 21, 1918 ,
Wells, RC Parish of Bagenalstown. Married William Lawler. No children.
John b. abt.
1861. Died Apr 7, 1946 in The Sanatorium, Durban , South Africa .
Married Nora OíKeeffe in Newcastle , Natal , South Africa .
Laurence b. abt. 1863,
died unknown, possibly South Africa .
Maria, Bridget, Johanna, Margaret and Anna are
buried with their families at St. Laserianís Catholic Church Cemetery,
in Drumphea, RC Parish of Myshall.
I was told there are many descendents of
Terrence and Ann living within a 10 mile radius of Bagenalstown. I have
not researched this branch of the family any further.
Another Charles BYRNE, b. abt. 1758, d.Feb 6,
1833, Seskinryan. Charles. married Nancy NOWLAN, b. abt. 1774, d. Oct 6,
1822 . They had a son Matthew, 1801-1885 and a son Michael b. abt. 1805,
d. April 1, 1820 . Matthew married Margaret KIRWAN, 1810-1879,
Seskinryan. The marriage date was Nov 18, 1848 . They had a daughter
Anne, born 1850, who married John BYRNE of Aughabeg. Anne's sister
Catherine, 1852-1904, unmarried. Anne and John's son, Charles Matthew,
married Ann DALTON. I was given this information by Edward (Ned) Byrne,
of Bagenalstown. He is descended from this line. I do not know who the
common ancestors were, but Ned told me that our Charles was a cousin of
2.Elizabeth BYRNE married Edward MAHER in 1842
or before. I have not found a marriage record, but they probably married
in the Catholic Church in Ballinkillen, RC Parish of Bagenalstown, Co.
Carlow. They lived in the ancestral home in Ballyloughan, RC Parish of
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. which still stands, in ruins. They had 13
children. A few of Elizabeth and Edwardís children remained on the farm
in Ballyloughan until the 1930s or 40s. Edward b. abt. 1809 in
Ballytarana, Parish of Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny. Died June 25, 1896
Ballyloughan. Elizabeth died < /TT> Dec 18, 1899 , Ballyloughan. They
are buried in the cemetery in Ballinkillen.
Children of Elizabeth Byrne and Edward Maher,
born Ballyloughan, RC Parish of Bagenalstown:
Charles b. abt. 1842.
Moved to Co Kildare. Married Mary Cleary/Garry. Children: Elizabeth,
John and Edward. They were born in Co. Kildare, Ireland . I wonder if
the children may have immigrated to the US .
Other children of Elizabeth Byrne and Edward
b. abt. 1844. Lived in Co Carlow or Co. Laois/Queens County.
William b. abt. 1845.
Died Oct 29,1926 , Ballyloughan. Became a priest. Buried in
Thomas b. abt. 1847. Married Mary Bergin. Moved to Co Laois. Has
descendents in Ireland and US.
Jeremiah b. abt. 1848, emigrated to US. Became
a doctor. Moved to California . Married Annie E. Mathews. Died June 14,
1937 in Los Angeles , California . Has descendents.
Edward b. abt. 1850.
Lived in Co Carlow or Co. Laois.
Johanna b. abt. 1851, died March 19, 1874 ,
John b. abt. 1853, d Jan 25, 1916 Dublin Became a priest.
Mary A. b. abt. 1855,
d. Sept 21, 1923 . Lived in Ballyloughan.
James b. August 1857,
d. Oct 30, 1941 . Lived in Ballyloughan at ancestral home.
Terrence b. May 14,
1859 . Emigrated to Australia , May have became Civil Engineer in Sydney
July 12, 1861 , d Oct 1937, Co. Carlow. Was in local government.
Honoria b. abt. 1863,
died young, probably in Co. Carlow.
3. Mary/Mary Ann b
1820, married John NOLAN ofMarshalstown, Co. Kildare, Sept 18, 1839 , RC
Parish of Myshall. They had 9 children. Their dau. Matilda married
Bernard NOLAN. They had 4 children. Matilda married a second time to
Hugh NOLAN. They had 8 children. Bernard and Matilda had a son, Patrick
J. Nolan. He lived in Roslee, RC Parish of Myshall. He went to the US to
find work to earn enough money so he could return to Ireland and build a
house for his bride. Her name was Catherine (Kate) Nolan. They married
Nov 23, 1899 , Myshall. While in the US , he visited his distant uncle,
Thomas Burns, in Ashkum , Illinois . I have other information on this
family. Mary is buried in Co Kildare at Moone.
Edmund NOLAN of Ballinrush, parish of Myshall
married Elizabeth DOYLE of Craan, Co Wexford. Elizabeth b. 1768 Ė Oct 2,
1832 . They had 10 children, including a daughter named Johanna who
married Charles BYRNE. Edmund and Elizabeth are buried in Holy Cross
Cemetery , Myshall, next to the Catholic church. The stones are gone.
Edmond born abt. 1755. Died Feb 15, 1847 .
O'Nolan A History of A People , by Rev. John
Nolan and Art Kavanagh, has alot of information on various Nolan
families. Alot of work has been done on the Nolan clan.
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