LANE FAMILIES FROM SHRAVOKEE, COUNTY CLARE
WHO EMIGRATED TO THE
Whilst many Lane families from Shravokee and areas around County Limerick had family members who emigrated to Australia there were a number of our Lanes who went to the USA.
Thomas Lane born 1839 who married Mary Ward stayed in Ireland whilst his brother our Michael Lane, who was born in 1838, went to Australia and subsequently married Ellen Maloney.
William Lane was born 12th January, 1884 to Thomas Lane and Mary Ward of Shravokee, County Clare.
William Lane, at the age of 28, left Shravokee for the
He sailed on the SS.Cedric which left Queenstown (Cobb) , County Cork on the 18th October, 1912.
Also on the SS. Cedric was Michael Lane, age 22 years who was probably a cousin as they both came from Shravokee.
The Shipping Register for the
SS.Cedric on Page1 shows the nearest relative
or friend from the Country from where the person emigrated.
William Lane gave his mothers name which was Mary Lane, Shravokee, Clonlara.
He gave his occupation as a laborer and his last Permanent Address was Clonlara.
The Shipping Register on page 2
also asks whether he was going to join a
relative or friend in the USA and if so the name and complete address of the
The entry is not clear but it says he was going to join a cousin William Ward 101st, New York.
William Ward would have been related to William Lane's mother Mary Ward..
William Lane , married Joanna Spaight, b 18th June 1884 in the USA, she was was the daughter of David Spaight and Margaret O' Shaughnessy of Derryfadda, Clonlara, Count Clare a townland adjacent to Shravokee.
According to he 1920 and 1930 census William and Joanna Lane lived in 1920 at 128 Baltic, Brooklyn, New York and at 232 Warren, Brooklyn, New York in 1930. He listed his occupation in both census as a butcher.
The 1930 address in the census was a building owned by James Donahue who was
married to Joanna's sister Margaret Spaight.
Also living at the address was another sister of Joanna, Hanora Spaight who was married to William O' Halloran.
William and Joanna Lane had 6 children
|William Lane m Joanna Spaight 18-06-1884|
On 26th April, 1926 William Lane petitioned for USA Naturalization and stated he was a butcher residing at 128 Wyckoff St., Brooklyn, New York with his wife and children.
The following provides some detail on the Joanna
Spaight family line -:
David Spaight b c1810 m Joanna O'Grady b c
|John b c1834||Kate b c1840||Mary b c1843||David b c1845||James b c1847||Hanora b c 1849|
David Spaight b c1845 d1932 m Margaret O'Shaugnessy b1846 d1933
m. John Feghram
m. Anne Byrom
m. Patrick Fahey
m James Donahue
m. Christine Fahey
m William Lane
m William O'Halloran
Note 1 -: David Spaight b1887, who was the fifth child of David Spaight and Margaret O' Shaugnessy was given the rights to the family farm at Derryfada, County Clare by his father. His brother James had purchased a ticket to the USA. David did not want the farm but James did so they traded the farm for the ticket and David walked to Cobb in County Cork and boarded the ss.Cedric and sailed for New York. He arrived on September 11th, 1910 and stayed with his sister Bridget (Bessie) in Brooklyn. He married Christine Fahey who came from Oakfield, Clonlara, County Clare in 1911. She was the sister of Patrick Fahey who married her sister Bridget Spaight. David Spaight and his wife moved to Ecorse, Michigan a suburb of Detroit where they wee married on 1st November, 1917. Click here for a photo of David Spaight's home at Derryfadda.
Note 2 -:Bridget Spaight arrived in the USA on the ss. Germanic in 18xx and stayed with a cousin in New York. She married Patrick Fahey from Oakfield, Clonlara, County Clare. They Lived in Brooklyn.
Note 3 -: Margaret Spaight b1885 arrived in the USA on the ss. Baltic and married James Donahue from Ireland.
Note 4 -: Hanora Spaight b1889 was the youngest child and she married William O'Halloran in Ireland and had two children whilst living in Ireland, Elizabeth and David. They arrived in New York in 1925 aboard the ss.Coronia. Hanora or Nora as she was known was pregnant with their 3rd child Margaret during the voyage. Nora and William had two other children James and William. in 1830 James and Margaret Donahue purchased a house in Brooklyn and rented out an apartment to William and Joanna Lane and an apartment to William and Nora O'Halloran. Sometime after 1930 William and Nora O'Halloran dropped the "O" from their surname and became Halloran.
Note 5 -: Margaret Spaight daughter of James Spaight b1889 and
Anne Byron married ?Daly and was the last to live on the Derryfadda farm.
she died in 2009 or 2010. James Spaight died 9th November, 1964. Click here for photo of headstone.
Residents of House 7 in Derryfadda (Cappavilla) Clare.
|SURNAME||FORENAME||AGE||RELATION TO HEAD||BIRTHPLACE||OCCUPATION||MARITAL STATUS|
|Spaight||David||56||Head of Family||Co. Clare||Farmer||Married|
|Spaight||James||20||Son||Co. Clare||Farmer's Son||Not Married|
|Spaight||Joanna||18||Daughter||Co. Clare||Farmer's Daughter||Not Married|
|Spaight||Margaret||16||Daughter||Co. Clare||Farmer's Daughter||Not Married|
|Spaight||David||14||Son||Co. Clare||Scholar||Not Married|
|Spaight||Hanora||12||Daughter||Co. Clare||Scholar||Not Married|
The Shipping Manifest
for the ss. Cedric which travelled to the
USA in October, 1912 showed immediately above William Lane another passenger
Michael Lane, aged 25, a Grocers Assistant.
His father John Lane , Clonlara, County Clare was shown as next of kin.
The Manifest showed he was going to join his brother Joseph Lane at The Causeway Hotel in Carmel, New York.
Michael & Joseph Lane were the sons of John & Hanora Lane of Shravokee, County Clare.
It is unknown when Joseph Lane arrived in the USA but he did not appear in either the 1901 or the 1911 Irish census of his parents house.
IRISH CENSUS 1901
Residents of a house 1 in Srawickeen (Cappavilla, Clare)
|Dillon||Patrick||80||Head Of Family||Co. Limerick||Farmer||Widower|
|Lane||John||54||Son in Law||Co. Clare||Farmer||Married|
|Lane||Mary||23||Daughter||Co. Clare||Farmers Daughter||Not Married|
|Lane||Bridget||22||Grand Daughter||Co. Clare||National Teacher||Not Married|
|Lane||Patrick||21||Grand Son||Co. Clare||Farmers Son||Not Married|
|Lane||Catherine||19||Grand Daughter||Co. Clare||Farmers Daughter||Not Married|
|Lane||Michael J.||13||Grand Son||Co. Clare||Scholar||Not Married|
Joseph Lane who was born 4th February, 1874 according to
his US World War 1 Draft Registration
was a Laborer residing at 231 Harrison
Street, Brooklyn and he was a laborer at the New York Athletic Club.
He listed his brother Michael Lane as next of kin.
Michael Lane who was born 11th October, 1887 according to his US World War 1 Draft Registration was a salesman also living at 231 Harrison Street, Brooklyn.
According to the 1920 USA Census, Michael & Joseph Lane were boarders at 231 Harrison Street, Brooklyn. Another boarder was Thomas Atwaters.
According to the 1930 USA Census,
Michael Lane, aged 44, was now living at 212 Harrison Street, Brooklyn and was
married to Catherine Tracy, aged 38.
They had a daughter Mary age 7, and Mary Tracy his mother in law, who was aged 71, and born in Ireland, was living with them.
There were two boarders.
Another passenger on the ss Cedric was Delia Lane daughter of
Patrick Lane & Mary Keane.
Patrick Lane & Mary Anne Kean Of Shravokee had two daughters Margaret and Delia
(Bridgit) who immigrated to the
Residents of a house 8 in Srawickeen (Cappavilla, Clare)
Patrick Lane died prior to the 1901 census which showed the following family members -:
|Lane||Anne||51||Head of Family||Co. Clare||Farmer||Widow|
|Lane||James||25||Son||Co. Clare||Farmers Son||Not Married|
|Lane||Anne||19||Daughter||Co. Clare||Farmers Daughter||Not Married|
|Lane||Margaret||18||Daughter||Co. Clare||Farmers Daughter||Not Married|
|Lane||Mary||17||Daughter||Co. Clare||Farmers Daughter||Not Married|
|Lane||Bridget (Delia)||15||Daughter||Co. Clare||Farmers Daughter||Not Married|
Mary Anne stated in the 1911 census she had 7 children all of
whom were still living although only 5 were living with her at the time of the
By the time of the 1911 census one of the daughters Margaret
had immigrated to the
USA and after the 1911 census Delia followed.
Bridget was shown as 23 years old at the time of the 1911 census.
She was a passenger on the ss Cedric which arrived in New York in 1912, aged 24 and stated her mother was Mary Lane from Shravokee, Clonlara, County Clare and she was going to meet her sister Maggie Lane in Brooklyn..
Margaret and Delia both married in the USA.
Margaret Lane married Martin Madden. Margaret Lane was baptised in 1880.
Click here for photo of Margaret Lane & Martin Madden.
Martin Madden was born near Clonlara To Daniel Madden & Mary Shehan.
He was baptised Nov 5th, 1868.
Martin died 26th September, 1945. Click here for Headstone.
Delia Lane married Dan Clancy. They did not have any family.
Click here for photo of Margaret and Delia Lane with their mother. This photo was taken on the day before they immigrated to the USA (New York).
Delia's address in the USA was 31 Sterling Place, Brooklyn 17,
Margaret's address was 245-12 Newhall Ave. Rosedale, New York.
Margaret's obituary notice was in the Long Island Press on 17th December, 1966 and read -:
Margaret Madden (nee Lane) on December 16th, 1966. Beloved wife of the late Martin, devoted mother of Martin J. and James P. loving sister of Mrs. Delia Clancy also survived by four grandchildren. Reposing at Rosedale Funeral Home 245-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard (at Sunrise Highway), Rosedale, LI. Solemn requiem mass Monday, 9.45am. St. Pius X. RC. Church. Internment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Family will receive friends 2-5pm and 7-10pm.
According to her Death Certificate she had resided in New York for 60 years.
Interred in Plot No. 93-95 with Margaret are -:
Martin Madden d.26th September, 1945, aged 75.
Daniel P. Clancy d.24 November, 1954 aged 63.
Bridget Clancy d.9 December, 1972 aged 88.
Catherine Madden d. 21 February, 1991 aged 68.
Click here for Family Memorial Card
No shipping records can be located for Margaret but one possibility can be found for Delia.
The ss. Cedric arrived in New York on 26th October,1912 also with Delia Lane age 24, (b1888).The manifest (Line 3) stated her nearest relative was John Lane, Shravokee, Clonlara, County Clare and with a destination Brooklyn..
She stated she was going to join her Sister, Maggie (Margaret) Lane in Brooklyn.
b20/11/1875 and his sister Agnes Lane (Neville) b27/031878
were children of Patrick Lane
& Mary Lynch of Limerick.
Patrick Lane b1849 was born at Shravokee and was a son of Thomas Lane b1818.
He was a brother to Michael Lane b1838 who came to Australia and married Ellen Moloney.
IRISH CENSUS 1901
|Lane||Patrick||57||Male||Head of Family||Starvoice, Clare||Victualler||Married|
|Lane||Mary Agnes||21||Female||Daughter||City Of Limerick||Not Married|
|Lane||Kathleen||23||Female||Daughter||City Of Limerick||Not Married|
|Lane||Michael Joseph||22||Male||Son||City Of Limerick||Not Married|
Agnes Lane married John Joseph Neville after she emigrated to Chicago.
It is believed she arrived on the ss. Caronia on the 16th October, 1907 and she was to meet a cousin Mrs. Kelly of Greenwood Avenue, Chicago.
John Joseph Neville was from Rathkeale, County Limerick and was born 16th July, 1885 as noted on his Draft Registration Card.
There were two children Dennis Lane b1912 who died during World War 2 on October 21, 1944 and John Vincent Neville b1913 who married Vivian Faulkner in 1937.
They had a son John Vincent Neville born 28th Sept, 1938
The Arrival List & The Ship's Manifest, Line 15, for the Saxonia which arrived in New York on the 10th October, 1911 lists Michael Lane, aged 27, laborer,
It shows his nearest relative as his sister Kathleen Coleman of Limerick.
It further shows he was to meet his sister Agnes Neville of Chicago.
Michael Lane lived with his sister for many years according to the Census in 1920 and 1940. He did not marry.
|Surname||Forename||Age||Relation to Head||Birthplace||Occupation|
|Lane||Michael||52||Head of Family||Co. Clare||-|
|Lane||Catherine P||23||Daughter||Co. Clare||-|
Edward Lane (Ned) was born 1885 to Michael Lane & Joanna O'Grady of Parteen.
He went to Chicago c1908 and married at age 33, Margaret Butler on the 17th April, 1918 at Butte, Silver Bow, Montana.
There were no children to this marriage.
Ned returned to Ireland in 1958 and died approximately 6 years later in America.
Click here for Photo of Ned Lane and Alice Ryan nee Lane and two of her daughters and again Ned Lane with four of Alice's daughters.
His brother Frank Lane was born 10th July, 1900
and he also travelled to the USA.
He married Lucille ? and had at least one son who was an attorney.
Frank Lane died age 42, on 21st June 1943, at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Another brother Thomas Lane was born 1886 and arrived in New York on ss Celtic on 17th November, 1911.
The manifest stated he was to travel to Chicago to his brother Edward (Ned) Lane.
Another Lane who emigrated to the USA was James T Lane who was
the son of Thomas Lane & Ellen Moloney of Shravokee, County Clare..
He was born c1842 and was a brother of Roger Lane (4) and Margaret Lane (5) both of whom came to Victoria, Australia and settled in the Koroit area.
James T Lane had a very interesting life in the USA and his Obituary was written up in the Koroit Sentinel, as per the attached link, on June27th,1908.
There is some doubt re his American Civil War Service as the dates appear a bit strange.
The Civil War took place from 1861 to 1865.
From his Death Certificate it would appear that James arrived in the USA about 1865 aged 19 (Towards the end on the war).
He lived 43 years in the USA in Westchester, New York.
James T Lane married Henrietta McNamara in Ireland in 1863
based on Census data and arrived in New York possibly on the ss Grey Manning
on 28th May 1863.
Henrietta and daughter , Mary Jane arrived in 1864.
He died 3rd April,1908 at Lane Ave, Winchester, New York.
According to the Various Census he was a Grocer and a Newspaper Editor. and his daughter married Thomas J McMahon.
He lived at 88th St. Manhattan, New York and his occupation was listed as "Keeps Store". His children are listed as Mary Jane and Timothy.
His occupation was listed as Grocer. His children are listed as Mary Jane, Margaret, Emaline and Vincent.
Timothy does not appear on the 1880 or 1900 Census so assume he was deceased at an early age.
Timothy is now living with Henrietta at Lane Ave, Village of Westchester, Bronx, New York, and his occupation is listed as Grocer/Editor.
His children are listed as Mary Jane, Margaret, Emaline & Vincent.
The census states Henrietta was the mother of 11 children with only 4 living.
The USA Census of 1910 lists the following -:
|Thomas McMahon||Head||28||New York||Farmer||General Farmer|
|Ella McMahon||Sister||26||New York||None|
|Joseph McMahon||Brother||22||New York||Railway Agent||???|
|Emma Lane||Cousin||27||New York||None|
|Joseph Lane||Cousin||36||New York||Clerk||Hotel|
All of the above listed their parents as being born in
Joseph Lane from Limerick, arrived in the USA on the ss. Oceanic on the !8th November 1900, he was listed as 26 years of age (b1874), travelling to New York and his passage fee of $10 was paid by himself. He was to join his Uncle, James Lane of Main Street, Westchester.
He is listed on Line 7 on the ships manifest.
This census shows Joseph Lane living with his brother Michael Lane and also shows Joseph as born in Ireland
|James T Lane b May, 1842 County Clare m Henrietta McNamara, 1863 in Ireland|
|Name||Date of Birth||Born||Died||Comments.|
|Mary Jane Lane||July 1864||Ireland||25/02/1941||Residence
1413 Williams Bridge Rd.
Bronx, New York
|Timothy Lane||1869||New York||Presumed died at early age.|
|Margaret (Maggie) Lane||August 1876||New York||09/06/1908||Residence
Main St. Westchester, New York.
|Emaline (Emma) Lane||February, 1878||New York|
|Vincent Lane||August, !879.||New York||03/11/1908||Residence
Lane Ave. Westchester Square,
Bronx, New York
On June 19th, 1911 Emma (Emmaline) Lane
married her cousin Thomas J McMahon
aged 30 years from Carmel. His occupation was Hotel ?.
His parents were listed as John McMahon and Mary Lane, both born in Ireland.
The parents of Emma Lane were listed as James T Lane and Henrietta Lane both born in Ireland.
She was also from from Carmel and was 25 years of age. her birthplace was shown as Rochester, New York.
THE PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER of Carmel, New York, dated Friday
24th March,1911 advised -:
DEATH of Mrs. LANE.
Mrs. Henrietta Lane died at the Causeway Hotel on Saturday, March 18th, 1911.
Mrs. Lane was the widow of the late James T Lane of West Chester, in the Bronx and the body was taken from there on Tuesday for the solemn mass of requiem at St. Raymond's Church and internment.
She has lived in Carmel for about one year with her daughter Miss Emma Lane and only slightly known among our people.
Within 18 months, father, mother, son and daughter have now died in this family.
She was an aunt of Thomas McMahon of the Causeway Hotel and Joseph T McMahon, railroad agent of Carmel.
from The Bronx Historical Society.
Lane Avenue (West Chester Square) was named after James T Lane.
Lane Avenue was once the boundary of John T Ade's property. It was acquired in 1909 by the City and laid out and paved a year later
James T Lane Had a grocery store and owned a large building the south side of Westchester Square.
The Lane family are buried at t. Raymond Cemetery in the Bronx.
Observations on the James T Lane Obituary which appeared in the Koroit Sentinel.
No record of a Colonel James T Lane during the Civil War.
James T Lane emigrated to the USA in 1863 as a 21 year old. Civil War was from 1861 to 1865.and it is unlikely a 21 year old emirant could organise a regiment in that time.
There were several New York Governors during the civil War but no Governor Dix. John Adams Dix was Governor from 1873 to 1875. At the start of the Civil War he was appointed Major General in the New York Militia and was involved in the suppression of the New York Draft Riots in July 1863.
French's Hotel (where James T Lane worked was next door to the Tammany Hotel, which was the headquarters of the Democratic Party. Perhaps it was while at French's Hotel, that James became interested in the Tammany Society and the Democrat Party.
Tammany Hall, also known as the Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St Tammany, or the Columbian Order, was a New York City political organization of the Democratic Party helping immigrants, most notably the Irish, rise up in American politics from 1790's to the 1960's.
Jame's 'warm friend" Cellie P Huntington would have been Collie Potter Huntington who was one of the 'Big Four" in western American railroading and an influential political figure. there are many towns and monuments named after him..
The New York Times Reported on 11th August, 1898.
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Special thanks to John Lane & Greg Carey who provided most of the Info on James T Lane.
Lane Births, Marriages & Deaths from Doonass & Limerick Records.
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