LANE FAMILIES FROM SHRAVOKEE

 

 

LANE FAMILIES FROM SHRAVOKEE, COUNTY CLARE

WHO EMIGRATED TO THE

USA

Whilst many Lane families from Shravokee, County Clare and areas around nearby County Limerick had family members who emigrated to Australia there were a number from those Lane families who went to the USA.

We know that 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 the son of Thomas Lane & Mary Ward
of
Shravokee, County Clare.

 

IRISH CENSUS 1901
Residents of a house 5 in Srawickeen (Cappavilla, Clare)

This is the Family of the Thomas Lane b1839, who married Mary Ward
of Castleconnell on 13th January, 1870.

He was the son of Thomas Lane b1818 and Elizabeth Gleeson and the Grandson of Michael Lane b1788 and Catherine Moloney from whom we are descended. He was a brother of our Michael Lane, b1838 who came to Australia.

Surname Forename Age Relation to Head Birthplace Occupation Marital Status Specified Illness
Lane Mary 55 Head of Family Co. Clare Farmer Widow  
Lane Mary 20 Daughter Co. Clare               - Not Married  
Lane John 18 Son Co. Clare        - Not Married  
Lane Michael 17 Son Co. Clare        - Not Married  
Lane Willie 16 Son Co. Clare Scholar Not Married  
Maloneys Maggie 60 Visitor Co. Clare        - Not Married Blind

Believe the following children not listed in the census.
Thomas Lane b13-1-1874 - d1908 was a Grocers Assistant. ??
James Lane b1877 - d1894. Died age 17 years.
Margaret Lane -

William Lane (Willie) 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 USA.

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 a cousin. He was a son of John Lane & Hanora Dillon.
Another passenger on the Cedric was a cousin Delia Lane who was the daughter of Patrick Lane & Mary Anne Keane of 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 friend.

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
Children
Margaret Lane
b29/05/1918
Thomas Lane
b28/09/1919
David Lane
b25/11/1920
Marie Lane
02/02/1923
William Lane
27/01/1925
James Lane
08/07/1927


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

Children
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

Mary
m. John Feghram
James 1879
m. Anne Byrom
Bridget
m. Patrick Fahey
Margaret b1885
m James Donahue
David b1887
m. Christine Fahey
Joanna b
m William Lane
Hanora b1889
m William O'Halloran
Children
Not Known Margaret Margaret Edward David Margaret Elizabeth
    Nora Margaret John Thomas David
    John James Margaret David James
    Rita Michael Rita Marie William
    Francis   James William  
    Edna   Elizabeth James  

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 Margaret 55 Wife Co. Clare -  
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

 


Michael & Joseph Lane were the sons of John Lane & Hanora Dillon 
of
Shravokee, County Clare.



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.


I
IRISH CENSUS 1901

This is the Family of John Lane b1848 who married Honora Dillon.

Residents of a house 1 in Srawickeen (Cappavilla, Clare)

Surname Forename Age Relationship Birthplace Occupation Marital Status
Dillon Patrick 80 Head Of Family Co. Limerick Farmer Widower
Lane John 54 Son in Law Co. Clare Farmer Married
Lane Hanora 53 Daughter Co. Limerick       - 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

At the time of the 1911 census John Lane was listed as Head of Family with only 3 children living with him. Patrick, Mary and Catherine.
 

Joseph Lane was born 4th February, 1874 to John Lane & Hanora Dillon of Shravokee.
He arrived in the USA on the ss.Oceanic on the !8th November 1900, and was listed as 26 years of age (b1874), He travelling to New York and his passage fee of $10 was paid by himself.
As can be seen The manifest stated he was to join his Uncle, James Lane of Main Street, Westchester.
He is listed on Line 7 on the ships manifest.

James Lane (below) was the son of Thomas Lane & Ellen Moloney of Shravokee and had arrived in New York about 1863.

According to his US World War 1 Draft Registration was a Laborer residing at 231 Harrison Street, Brooklyn and he was worked at the New York Athletic Club.
He listed his brother Michael Lane as next of kin.

At the time of the 1920 Census Joseph Lane was aged 45 and single and stated he arrived in the USA in 1900 and was Naturalized in 1911.

At the time of the 1830 Census New York Census he was still living at Westchester as a border, New York aged 56, single and was a Chauffer at the New York Athletic Club.

Michael Lane who was born 11th October, 1887 according to his US World War 1 Draft Registration was a Bartender also living at 231 Harrison Street, Brooklyn.

His application for Declaration to Naturalize in October 1914 stated he arrived on the ss Cedric, October 12th, 1912.
He was naturalized in 1914.

According to the 1920 USA Census,  Michael & Joseph Lane were boarders at 231 Harrison Street, Brooklyn. Another boarder was Thomas Atwaters.
They were living with Mary Slatterly and her daughter Catherine Slatterly.
Michael Lane was later to marry Catherine Slatterly.

According to the 1930 USA Census, Michael Lane, Salesman, 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 in 1930, and Mary Tracy his mother in law, who was aged 71, and born in Ireland, was living with them.
Mary Eileen Lane 5th February, 1923 was born to Michael lane & Catherine Slatterly

Michael Lane's mother in law was widowed prior to the 1910 census and had remarried thus the change in name.

Catherine Tracey (Kate) was born in 1892 and was listed as Kate Slatterly in the 1910 census.

The 1940 census had Catherine Lane aged 48 and Mary Lane aged 17.

Michael Lane & Catherine Tracey had a daughter Mary Killeen b1923 who was to receive a bequest from the will of Pat Lane of Shravokee who died in 1960 following the sale of the John Lane / Honora Dillon family farm. 
She was described as a cousin.

 Michael lane aged 43, died in Brooklyn, New York 12th July 1931.

A Memorial on his death stated he was born in Clonlara, Ireland,  (Shravokee) stated he was born in Clonlara (Shravokee), County Clare, Ireland and survived by his widow Catherine Slatterly Lane and one daughter Mary, two brothers Joseph & Patrick and three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Stritch, Mrs.Alph.Walsh and Catherine Lane.
(Note -: Patrick, Catherine (Katie) & Bridget Walsh were living on the home farm at Shravokee.   


Another passenger on the ssCedric was Delia Lane daughter of Patrick Lane & Mary Keane.
  


Margaret & Delia Lane were the Daughters of Patrick & Mary Anne Kean
of
Shravokee, County Clare.


 

Patrick Lane & Mary Anne Kean Of Shravokee had two daughters Margaret and Delia (Bridget) who immigrated to the USA.
 

IRISH CENSUS 1901
Residents of a house
8 in Srawickeen (Cappavilla, Clare)


Patrick Lane died July 10th, 1885 of a Gastric Ulcer
.
His Brother in Law, John Madden, was the informant.

The 1901 census showed the following family members -:

This is the Family of Patrick Lane b1849 who married Mary Anne Kean

Surname Forename Age Relationship Birthplace Occupation Marital Status
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 1901 census.
 

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 (Delia) 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.

Click here for Page 1 (Line 3) of Cedric shipping manifest showing age 24 and mothers details of Mary Lane of Shravokee.
Click here for Page 2 (Line 3) of Cedric Shipping manifest showing she was 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, New York.

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 can be found for Delia.

Also on the Cedric and going to New York were her cousins Michael Lane & Joseph Lane children of Thomas Lane & Mary Ward.
 


Michael & Agnes Lane Lane were the children of Patrick Lane & Mary Lynch
of
Shravokee, County Clare.

 

Michael Lane 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.

Patrick Lane was a brother to Michael Lane b1838 who came to Australia and married Ellen Moloney.

 

IRISH CENSUS 1901

This is the Family of Patrick Lane b1849 who married Mary Lynch 
 

Residents of a house 8 in Roches Street (Shannon Ward No. 8 Limerick City, Limerick)

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation Birthplace Occupation Marital Status
Lane Patrick 57 Male Head of Family Starvoice, Clare Victualler Married
Lane Mary 54 Female Wife Limerick   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 b1880 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 Neville 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 1930 Census for Chicago shows Agnes living with her two children and also herbrother Michael Lane aged 49.

Michael Lane b1879 is shown on The Arrival List & The Ship's Manifest, Line 15, for the Saxonia which arrived in New York on the 10th October, 1911. the list shows 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 USA Census in 1920 and 1940. He did not marry.
He became an American Citizen on 11th February, 1927.
At some stage Michael Joseph Lane returned home to Ireland as the attached Report on the Death of an American Citizen shows he died aged 79, on 19th March, 1955, at the home of his sister Catherine (Kathleen) Coleman.
Other known relatives listed was a nephew - Vincent Neville of Indianapolis, USA & Angela Lane of Lisburn, Northern Ireland. 

 


Edward, Francis & Thomas & Bridget (Delia) Lane were the children of 
Michael Lane & Joanna O'Grady
of
Firhill, Parteen, County Clare.

 Michael Lane was born 1846, and at age 21 married Mary Madden on October 10, 1867 She passed away and he married Johanna O'Grady about 1882. She was born 1862 in Blackwater, Limerick.

THIS LANE FAMILY WAS RELATIVELY FAMOUS DUE TO THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE Ardnacrusha Eviction

Michael Lane was at the centre of the famed Ardnacrusha Eviction at Firhill House in September 1887 where he, his wife and their nine children were savagely forced out of their 32 acre tenant farm where they had lived for 14 years.
The tenancy had been left to Michael by his father, John Lane, who had previously farmed the property for over 30 years.
This episode in the Irish Land Wars made the Irish and International newspapers, e.g.. New York Times and the English Penny Illustrated.  

Michael Lane and his wife Joanna were sentenced to a month in jail. His brother-in-law Thomas O'Grady was also jailed.

On the evening of their release from Jail a reception was held for them at the Town Hall in Limerick attended by a very large crowd.
Click here for the report in the Limerick Examiner Nov 4th, 1887.

 

                                                        IRISH CENSUS 1901

This is the Family of Michael Lane b1846 who married Joanna O'Grady

Residents of a house 38 in Clare Street (Limerick No. 1, Limerick)

Surname Forename Age Relation to Head Birthplace Occupation
Lane Michael 52 Head of Family Co. Clare           -
Lane Joanna 39 Wife Co. Limerick           -
Lane Catherine P 23 Daughter Co. Clare           -
Lane John 17 Son Co. Clare Scholar
Lane Edward 16 Male Co. Clare Scholar
Lane Thomas 14 Male Co. Clare Scholar
Lane James 8 Male Limerick City Scholar
Lane William 6 Male Limerick City Scholar
Lane Nora 4 Female Limerick City        -
Lane Alice 2 Female Limerick City        -
Lane Francis   Male Limerick City        -

According to the 1911 census Michael had been married to Joanna for 29 years.

Michael Lane was born 1846, and at age 21 married Mary Madden on October 10, 1867 She passed away and he married Johanna O'Grady about 1882.
She was born 1862 in Blackwater, Limerick


This census of1911 also stated he was the father of 19 children and 17 were still alive at the time of the census.
It further stated that Joanna had 10 children of whom 9 were still alive.

Edward was not shown in the 1911 Census as he had immigrated to the USA c1908. .

Hence is assumed that Michael Lane and the late Mary Madden had 9 children and 8 of them were still alive in 1911 at the time of the census.

It is believed that John, b1883 was the eldest child of the second marriage.

Michael Lane and Joanna O'Grady had 9 children -:
 

John Lane Edward Lane Thomas Lane Bridget (Delia) Lane James Lane William Michael Lane Hanora (Nora) Lane Alice Lane Francis Lane
b19-09-1883 b29-01-1895 b02-10-1886 b15-08-1888 b01-08-1892 b29-09-1894 b29-09-1896 b1898 b10-07-1900
d1919


 
d1908 - Chicago
m Margaret Butler
of Wisconsin. USA
Went to Chicago


 
d22-06-1913
Chicago USA

 
  d05-04-1961


 
d09-06-1934


 
d21-04-1978
mPatrick Ryan
of Scarriff
d21-06-1943
m Lucille Bratton.
Salt Lake City
Sponsors at Baptism
Patrick Lane
Catherine Lane
John O'Grady
Mary Lane
Michael O' Grady
Catherine Lane
Michael Lane
Honora McNamara
         


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 of Wisconsin, on the 17th April, 1918 at Butte, Silver Bow, Montana.
Click here for Montana Marriage License detail.
There were no children to this marriage. Click here for 1930 USA Census detail.
Ned returned to Ireland in 1958 and died some time later in America.
He died in 1960 and is buried at St Paul's Cemetery at Genesee, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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.

Bridget (Delia) Lane was born 1888 and arrived in New York on ssCarmania on19th April 1911.
The shipping manifest on Page1 stated her age was 21 and her father was Michael Lane of Firhill, County Clare and that her destination was Chicago.
The manifest on Page 2 states she was to meet her brother Edmund (Edward) Lane of 743 Pier Street Chicago.
Delia Lane died on 22nd June 1913. The informant was  Miles Lane who said she was living at 743 Pearce Street Chicago and that she was Single and and her parents were Michael Lane and Johanna O'Grady.
Click Here for Death details.

Thomas Lane was born 1886 and arrived in New York on ssCeltic on 17th November, 1911.
The manifest of the Celtic   (Line 21) stated his age as 25 and his father was Michael Lane of Firhill, Parteen, Limerick and Manifest also stated  (on second page line 21) he was to travel to Chicago to his brother Edward (Ned) Lane. 
He died on 14th June,1917 in Butte, Montana as a result of shock from injuries sustained in a railroad accident at Shones Railway.
He was 30 years old, single and his occupation was Miner.
The informant was his brother Edward Lane.

It is interesting to note that a week earlier on June 8th, 1917 one of the worst underground accidents in USA history occurred in Butte when 168 miners were killed.
 

Francis (Frank) Michael Lane was born 10th July, 1900 to Michael Lane & Joanna O'Grady and he also travelled to the USA. He arrived on the "Haverford" on April 3rd, 1920.
His Immigration Certificate stated his he was a Farm Laborer and his next of kin was his brother Jas. Lane of Firhill, Ardnacrusha, Limerick and that he was to meet his brother Edward Lane at 312 Silver St. Butte, Montana.
His Declaration of Intention to Naturalise confirmed he arrived in the USA on "The Haverford" at Pennsylvania in 1920.
He married Lucille Bratton who was born in South Dakota and they had at least one son who was an attorney.
At the time of the 1940 Census they were living in Birmingham, Alabama.
Frank Lane died age 42, on 21st June 1943, at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Click here for Death Certificate.
Lucille Lane died Sept 18th, 1952 aged 45.also at Salt Lake City.
Click here for Death Certicate.

Michael Lane was at the centre of the famed Ardnacrusha Eviction at Firhill House in September 1887 where he, his wife and their ten children were savagely forced out of their 32 acre tenant farm where they had lived for 14 years.
The tenancy had been left to Michael by his father, John Lane, who had previously farmed the property for over 30 years.
This episode in the Irish Land Wars made the Irish and International newspapers, e.g.. New York Times and the English Penny Illustrated.   
 

 http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/Media,4048,en.pdf

Michael Lane and his wife Joanna were sentenced to a month in jail. His brother-in-law Thomas O'Grady was also jailed.
Click here for the report of the trial in the Munster News and Limerick and Clare Advocate October 8th, 1887.

On the evening of their release from Jail a reception was held for them at the Town Hall in Limerick attended by a very large crowd reported to be over a thousand people in attendance.
Click here for the report in the Limerick Examiner Nov 4th, 1887.


 


Jeremiah, Patrick & James T Lane were the sons of
Thomas Lane & Ellen Moloney 
of
Shravokee, County Clare.



There are a number of families in Koroit, Australia & USA who are descended from
 Thomas Lane & Ellen Moloney of Shravokee.
 

There were a number of children from this family who emigrated to the USA & Australia.

 
Following the dispute in 1874 (see below) both Thomas Lane & Ellen Moloney immigrated to the USA.
Click here for following files.

 1. Passenger list for City of Chester 1876 showing Thomas Lane, age 65, (Farmer) & Ellen Lane, age 55 (Wife).

 2. Death Notice in New York Herald, 4th April, 1877, advising of death of Ellen Lane, age 55, beloved wife of Thomas Lane. Relatives asked to attend the residence of her sons Patrick & Jeremiah Lane.   

3.  Death Notice in New York Herald, 9th May, 1886, advising of death of Thomas Lane, native of Doonass, County Clare, Ireland, aged 80. ( Doonass includes the area of Clonlara & Shravokee.)  

4. Thomas Lane - New York Municipal Death details showing parents. ( Age shown is incorrect.)

5. Calvary Cemetery (New York) burial details. (Thomas age incorrect again). Note - Grave was purchase by his son Patrick.

6. New York Census 1880 showing Thomas Lane, aged 70, living with his daughter Mary, age 30, (b1850) and her husband John McMahon.         

 
  This is the Family of Thomas Lane b1810, of Shravokee, who married
Ellen Moloney.

 

Thomas Lane b1833
d1905

 
Patrick Lane b1835
d1900

 
James T Lane b1842
d1908

 
Margaret Lane
b1846
d1921

 
Roger Lane b1847
d1926

 
John Lane
b1848
d

 
Michael Lane



 
Mary Lane



 
Jeremiah Lane b1852
d1890

 
Married
Catherine O'Shanessy Ellen Fitzgerald
 
Henrietta McNamara Thomas Lane
 
Margaret O'Donnell Hanora Dillon
 
  John McMahon Bridget Walsh
 
Killarney, Victoria New York, USA New York, USA Crossley, Victoria Tower Hill, Victoria Shravokee
Co Clare
Shravokee. Co.Clare Shravokee,
Co. Clare
New York, USA
Immigrated
1865
Immigrated 1860 Immigrated
1865
Immigrated 1866 Immigrated 1866 Stayed in Ireland Refer dispute 1874 Refer dispute 1874 Refer Dispute 1874 Immigrated
1870

This Thomas Lane b1810 and his sons Michael & John who were still living in Shravokee were involved in a serious dispute which was widely reported in 1874.

The dispute resulted in a Court Case and with subsequent Perjury Charges being laid, which were later withdrawn, and also to the son Michael Lane being sentenced to jail for assault.

Click here for Newspaper Article reporting the Court Trial.

Click here for Newspaper Article reporting the Perjury Trial

The son John Lane b1848, reported in the article, as the son of Thomas Lane a farmer in comfortable circumstances, married Honora Dillon of Pallas, Limerick in 1874.
She was from a well off family and on her marriage her father Patrick Dillon gave his daughter a  300 fortune which was a considerable sum of money in 1874.
After the marriage they settled at Shravokee.

Of the various Lanes who travelled to the USA the following is known.

Patrick Lane b5th March1835 arrived USA c1861 married Ellen Fitzgerald from Limerick and became a New York Policeman.
They had two children. George Lane & Tom Lane.
Patrick Lane died 18th November,1900.
Ellen Lane died October 22nd, 1908.
They are buried at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx, NYC.
Click here for Memorial Stone.
The 1900 census for New York states Patrick Lane was born in County Clare Ireland and that they had been married for 29 years and had 8 children 2 of whom, Thomas aged 22 & George aged 20, were still living.
The Census indicated they had been 37 or 40 years in the USA.

Jeremiah Lane b1852 arrived 5th July,1870 aged 17 to the USA on the ss Nevada.
He married Bridget Walsh daughter of Morris Walsh and Bridget Fitzgerald.
He became a Licensed Victualler near where the World Trade centre is located.
They had four children.
Jeremiah Lane died, age 36, on 25th January, 1890 in Manhattan, New York.
 He was described as a Liquor Merchant.
Click here for death details for Jeremiah Lane. His parents are listed as Thomas Lane & Ellen Lane of Ireland.
Bridget Lane died Aged 53, on October 13th, 1915.
They are buried at Calvary Cemetery, in NY City.

Click here for photo of Memorial Stone - note numerous entries are incorrect. Beloved mother Bridget F.Lane was the wife of Jeremiah Lane.  Loretta Lane died 1893 was aged 5 years.

The 1910 Census shows Bridget Lane a widow of Jeremiah Lane living with her 4 children plus the 2 children of Patrick Lane - Thomas & George. Their mother having died the year before.
 

James T Lane b1842 was also the son of Thomas Lane & Ellen Moloney of Shravokee, County Clare..
He 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 Gary Manning on 28th May 1863.
Henrietta and daughter, Mary Jane arrived in 1864.
James T Lane died 3rd April,1908 at Lane Ave, Winchester, New York.
According to the Various Census he was a Grocer and a Newspaper Editor.

His daughter Emma Lane aged 25, married Thomas J McMahon aged 30 years who was a cousin in June 19th, 1911.
Her mother Henrietta Lane had died earlier in the year.

The parents of Thomas Lane were listed as John McMahon and Mary Lane, both born in Ireland.
(Mary Lane would have been the daughter of Thomas Lane & Ellen Lane of Shravokee and a sister of James T Lane)

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.

Census 1870.
 James T Lane lived at 88th St. Manhattan, New York and his occupation was listed as "Keeps Store". His children are listed as Mary Jane and Timothy.

Census 1880.
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.

Census 1900
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.

Census 1910
The USA Census of 1910 lists the following -:

NAME RELATIONSHIP AGE BORN OCCUPATIION INDUSTRY
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
Henrietta Lane Aunt 63 Ireland None  

All of the above listed their parents as being born in Ireland.

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.

He was the son of John Lane & Hanora Dillon. (See Above)

Census 1920.
This census shows Joseph Lane living with his brother Michael Lane and also shows Joseph as born in Ireland

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James T Lane b May, 1842 County Clare m Henrietta McNamara, 1863 in Ireland
Children -:
Name Date of Birth Born Died Comments. Married
Mary Jane Lane July 1864 Ireland 25/02/1941 Residence
1413 Williams Bridge Rd.
Bronx, New York
Owen Clinton
b1842
d1930
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     Thomas McMahon
Vincent Lane August, !879. New York 03/11/1908 Residence
Lane Ave. Westchester Square,
Bronx, New York
 

Mary Jane Lane b1864 married Owen Joseph Clinton b1842.

Mary Jane Clinton died age 76 on 25th February 1941. Click here for Death Details.
They lived in he Bronx, New York and had a large family.
Click here for New York Census 1900.  
 

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.  

Information 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..
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  The New York Times Reported on 11th August, 1898.

            A NEW TAMMANY DAILY
 
A WEEKLY PAPER IN WESTCHESTER SOON
                 TO BE ISSUED EVERY DAY.
Tammany Hall is to have a new organ in the Borough of the Bronx in which to print its lists of appointments and incidentally city advertising at the rate of 35 cents a line. It will be printed daily, and will be known as the The Westchester Independent and Bronx Borough Democrat.
While the paper will be a daily it is already an established weekly. For fifteen years it has appeared regularly, edited and owned by James T. Lane, who is also the proprietor of a butcher's shop and a grocery store, two of the largest establishments in the village of Westchester.
Mr. Lane has been a resident in the village for thirty years , and is a prominent member of the Tammany Hall General Committee.
When seen at his butchers shop yesterday afternoon he said:
"Yes, i'm going to branch out with a daily about the first of the month, and have got 11000 names on the subscription list already.
All this talk about me being a great friend of Richard Croker's is rot. I believe i have met him, and that's all. Of course i expect to get considerable city advertising. I get it now, but I can print more of it in a daily.
There is one party in Westchester who does not take kindly to the enterprise shown by Mr. Lane. It is the editor of the Westchester Globe, the opposition sheet, whose office is in the rear of Jim Lee's Chinese Laundry. He gave vent to his sarcasm in the following editorial, published in the last edition of his sheet:
                           WOW, WOW, WOW
Look out for the Daily Independent, scheduled for next week. the entire force of a big ............

  


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.

If you can add or correct any of this information

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