Mochora/Mohorra Families

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Families in Mocorha (Mochora, Moharra, Mocorra), Shrule Parish, County Mayo, Ireland

Some of my Bryne, Langan and Naughton ancestors were born in the townland of Mochora in the parish of Shrule.

The following is a study the townland of Mocorha (and its multitude of spellings), Shrule Parish, County Mayo, Ireland and the families that lived there from 1825 to 1911. Information was taken from: LDS copies of the Shrule Parish records (1831-1864), Shrule Parish records (1864-1899) from www.shrule.com, LDS copy of the Tithe Applotment (1825), LDS copies of the Griffith Valuation (1856-1890s), LDS copy of the 1901 Census and LDS copy of the 1911 Census.

Two interesting letters written in Mocarra in 1938 shed some light on later developments. The letters were sent to Mary O'Sullivan, nee Lynskey and transcribed by Dave Morel, 18 January 2001. They are viewable at Lynskey website at Click here

I have included a listing for every name that appeared in the records connected with Mohorra even if the name appeared only once.

Within the townland of Mohorra separate designations were made in some of the records between "Mohorra" and "Tubbersharive".

Sometimes the records for the baptisms of a given couple are listed as "Mohorra" and other times they are listed as "Tubbersharive". I am not sure why this was so.

Tubbersharive is listed as a "holy well" and a "place name" in Mohorra. Tubbersharive is also spelt Tubersharrue and Tubbershare.

The size of Mochora and Tubbersharive as indicated in the land records

Circa 1641- 1666:

"Maccaroe" was listed in the mid 1600s survey of Land ownership in Ireland. There were two names listed in Maccaroe, Richard Martin and Patrick French. This survey was done before the land redistributions under Cromwell.

1825 Tithe:

Both "Maccorrow" and Tubbersharrow were listed.

Ordnance Survey Field Name Books circa 1837:

"It contains 603a. Or. 11p., and is the property of Arthur Browne, Esq. It is let to William Branock, Esq., mostly under a lease of 3 lives with a part under a lease of 21 years, at from 14s, to 27s, per acre. Size of farms, from 1 to 20 acres. The soil is light, sandy, and very rocky. There are in this td. the ruins of an old castle and a standing stone about 5 feet high, called Clogh Gortalegaun."
1856-1897 Griffith Valuation:

In 1856 the townland of "Mohorra" encompassed 603+ acres. The landlord was James D. Meldon who retained 308 acres for his own use. There were 19 different listings: 10 houses, 8 land only, and one "yard and offices". The numbers went from 1 to 12 with subdivisions at #2, #3 and #4.

LDS has copies of the Griffiith tax ledgers through 1897 on microfilm. None of these ledgers are dated but dates can be inferred by notations on the title pages and in the margins. They cover the years 1860 to 1897. These ledgers show that in 1865 there were 17 dwellings in Mohorra and that from 1869 to 1882 there were 18.

1901 Census:

The 1901 census indicates that there were 17 dwellings in Mohorra in 1901.

1911 Census:

The 1901 census indicates that there were 18 dwellings in Mohorra in 1911.


Notes

Notes on Mochora Baptisms and Marriages 1831-1864/65.

  • The copy of the records that I have does not list any marriages in the Parish between June 18, 1848 and October 1855 (7 years). I do not know if they are missing only from the LDS film or they are completely missing.
  • The Great Famine was 1845-1849
  • Between 1855 and 1864 there were only two marriages in Mohorra.
  • There were only six baptisms recorded in Mohorra and only a handful in the whole parish between June 18, 1848 and October 1855 (7 years). Note: wwwShrule.com says that this was because the people did not have the money to pay the baptism or marriage fee. Did this mean that the children were not baptized in the Catholic Church or the couples not married in the Catholic Church during that period?
  • There were 18 baptisms in 1845 and 1846 in Mohorra/Tubbersharive
  • There were no baptisms recorded in Mohorra between October 1846 and September 1857.
  • There were only 6 baptisms recorded in Mohorra between September 1857 and August 1864 (a period of 7 years)
  • Among the baptismal records are notations that a woman was "churched". Webster says "to take (a woman) through the service of thanksgiving for the birth of a child". Several of the women in Mohorra/Tubbersharive where churched. I did not find any corresponding baptisms.
Important Note on this Overview of Mohorra

Because I have access to a copy of the original records from 1831 to 1864, I have listed all the marriages and births that occurred in Mohorra or Tubbersharive.

Because I cannot access the parish records directly after 1864 I cannot check by place for marriages or baptisms records from 1864-1899. From 1864 to 1899 I have obtained information from the civil records, SMFRC, and www.shrule.com The information from the civil records and SMFRC is limited to the Langan/Bryne family. www.shrule.com is set up for a surname search of the records and not set up for a place name search. Therefore, there are certainly marriages and births that occurred in Mohorra and Tubbersharive that are not listed in the following study of the village.

There is also the normal amount of non-reporting of events to consider. Cases for both these points are the birth the Langan children:

  1. Martin Langan born in 1872. The civil records indicate that he was born in Mohorra. There is no corresponding baptismal record according to both SMFRC and www.shrule.com
  2. Margaret Langan born in 1875. The civil records indicate that she was born in Mohorra; the church record according to www.shrule.com more specifically lists Tubbershare.
Because I was specifically interested in the surname Langan I found the birth records for Martin and Margaret. Otherwise I would not have known about these births after 1864 in Mohorra.

Fees for Baptisms and Marriages

The fees were listed in three columns. John Doherty wrote in August 2005:

Would this not be Sterling Pounds, Shillings and Pence (sd)? For example the notation 0.2.6, I would normally expect this to be as 0/2/6d. in an account. (The d.for penny is from the Roman denarius, a small value coin). It would be spoken as,'Two shillings and sixpence' or 'Two and six' or 'Half a Crown'. They were probably using short notation or maybe the figures were columnised. It was our pre-decimal system of currency, with 240 pennies or 20 shillings to the pound.

The common rate for a baptism was 0.2.6. On one occasion before 1856 the amount paid was 1.0.0. A very small number paid higher amounts of 0.8.0 or 0.7.6. A slightly larger number paid 0.5.0. Occasionally someone paid 0.3.0 or 0.4.0. On the lower end, occasionally someone paid 0.1.6 and a larger number paid 0.0.0. A large portion of those paying low rates or nothing were from Pollough. After 1856 there were more payments of 0.5.0 and 0.7.5 and several payments of 1.0.0. The most common rate was still 0.2.6.

Nothing was paid for the following four baptisms in Mohorra: Margt of Michael Gibsy in 1839, Michael of Pat Murphy in 1839, Martin of Jno Noone in 1840, Anthony of William Noone in 1846. It seems to have been a temporary embarrassment for Michael Gibsy, Pat Murphy and William Noone who all paid 0.2.6 on other occasions. The 1844 baptism was the only record for John Noone.

Three baptisms in Mohorra were at higher than the normal rate: William of John Varrily in 1857, 0.5.0, Margt of John Varrily in 1859, 0.3.6 and Celia of John Murphy in 1859, 0.3.0. Similarly the higher payments by John Varrily and John Murphy seem to have been temporary good fortune as they both paid 0.2.6 on other occasions.

Nothing was paid for the following six baptisms in Tubbershare: Marg't of Pat Conoffe, Mary of Pat Foy 1840, Thos of Ned Geraghty in 1842, Bridget of Giles Shaughnessy in 1845, Pat of Pat Neal in 1845, Judy of Giles Shaughnessy in 1846. The 1840 baptism is the only record for Pat Conoffe. Pat Foy also paid 0.0.0 at his marriage in 1839 in Mt Henry. When Pat Neal married to Biddy Foy (relationship to Pat Foy unknown), they paid less than the average (see marriages below). They paid 0.2.6 in 1836 and 0.0.0. at two subsequent baptisms in 1839 and 1845 (one in Bfad). Ned Geraghty seems to have suffered a temporary embarrassment as he paid 0.2.6 both before and after the baptism in 1842. Giles Shaughnessy sees to have suffered more long standing difficulties. He paid 0.2.6 four times between 1832 and 1839. His first wife died between the baptism in March 1845 and May 1845 when he remarried in Mfulustrine (?), paying 0.7.0.

No one in Tubbershare paid more than 0.2.6 for a baptism.

Marriages had a higher rate with the norm being 1.4.6 or 1.4.7.

There were seven marriages in Mohorra below the normal rate:

  1. Wm Far--- to Mary Corbet         1.1.0         1840
  2. Pat --- to Mary Noone         1.0.0         1841
  3. Andrew Laughlin to Bridget Mullowny         0.4.0         1843
  4. Francis Kean to Bridget Noone         1.2.6         1843
  5. Stephen Nally to Mary Dogherty         0.6.0         1844
  6. Thomas Daly to Ellen Doherty         0.10.0         1845
The marriage in 1843 was the only record for Andrew Laughlin. Francis Kean paid only slightly below normal. He paid 0.2.6 at the baptism of his only known child in 1844. Stephen Nally paid 0.2.6 at the baptism of his two known children. Thomas Daly did not have children baptized in Shrule parish.

There were four marriages in Mohorra above the normal rate:

  1. Michael Burke to Cate Boyle         2.0.6         1835
  2. Denis (no last name) to Sally "Do" (the same)         2.10.0         1843
  3. Thomas Biggins to Winny Boyle         2.15.0         1844
  4. Denis Burke to Cate Garvy         3.0.0         1856
Michael Burke lived in Cloonbanane where he paid 0.2.6 at three baptisms (1836, 1838, 1840) and 0.5.0 at baptisms in 1842 and 1844. There was no combination of Denis and Sally having children in Mohorra/Tubbersharive. Thomas Biggins lived in Rossdaff where he paid 0.2.6 at the baptism of his only known child. Dennis Burke paid 0.2.6 at the baptism of his only known child in 1862.

There were two marriages in Tubbershare below the normal rate:

  1. Pat Neal to Biddy Foy        1.0.0        1835
  2. Edmond Mea to Margt Goggins         1.12.0         1864
See Neal under baptisms. Edmond Meah's children were born too late for me to check the original records. His father, also Edmond Meah, paid 0.2.6 at the baptisms of his children between 1833 and 1842.

The Landlord in 1825

William Brannick Esq. was listed in the 1825 tithe applotment in Mocorrow with 222 acres. There were four other people listed: John Fitzpatrick (60 acres), Anthony Noone (4 acres), John Higgins (5 acres), and Patrick Murphy (16 acres)

The Landlord 1851-1911

James D. Meldon purchased property in Mohorra in 1851 under the Encumbered Estates Act .

James D Meldon was listed in the 1856 Griffith as follows:

  • 1a, in fee, land and herd's house , 308 acres.
  • 4c, in fee, yard and offices (0 0 16) Note: I don't know how big this property was but it was well under an acre.
  • Immediate lessor for all the remaining properties in Mohorra

James Meldon was the landlord of other properties in Ballybackagh in Kilmainebeg Parish, County Mayo.

1876 The "Returns of Owners of Land of One Acre and Upwards" listed James Dillen Meldon at 14 Upper Ormondquay, Dublin. He was listed as the major landlord in Mohorra in the Griffith that covers the year 1876. There were no "Owners of Land" listed with a Shrule address. James D Meldon was still listed as the "Immediate Lessor" in the 1883-1897 Griffith ledger.

In the 1901 and 1911 the "landholders" were mostly the same as the family living in the dwelling. There were three exceptions: in 1901 and 1911 Thomas Byrne was the landholder of the property occupied by Peter Byrne, in 1911 Patrick Murphy was the landholder of the property occupied by Bridget Fitzgerald.

Marriage records were the groom's surname is uncertain or unknown

Michael Brghley (?) and Mary Fitzgerald, (can't read), March 2, 1859, Mohorra

Wm Fr-t---- to Mary Corbet, --- Anth (?) Castelloe and Mary Fitzgerald (?), September 14, 1840, Mohorra

Patr (no last name) to Mary Noone, William Noone and Mary Millet, February 20, 1841, Mohorra

Dennis (?) (no last name) to Sally Do, Dennis Murphy and Mary Crow, February 20, 1843, Mohorra

Note: Whatever the surname of the grooms listed above they did not have any for children baptized in Moharra/Tubbershaive.


The following families were connected with either Mohorra and/or Tubbersharive

Barrett/Kennedy Biggins Boyle Brennan Burke Byrne Conoffe Conely Conroy Conway Costello Currin Donahoe Doherty Fallon Farrell Fitzgerald Fitzmorris Foye Garvey Gerhaghty Gibsey Goggin Henehan Higgins Hynes Kean Kenny Laffy Lally Laughin Lavalle Lynsky McCue Mahony Meah Morran Mulrooney Murphy Nally Naughton Neal (O'Neal) Noone Reilly Shaughnessy Swift Toole Varley/Varrily There were 48 families names in total of which 21 were pre famine only, six were post famine only and 17 were both pre and post famine.


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Adult who lived in Shrule Parish Ireland

Adult who had a family in Mocorha []

Person who died as a child

Person who emigrated <>

My ancestor ★


Barrett

In Mocorha Post Famine Only

Notes

  • There are only a handful of entries for Barrett in the Shrule parish records.
  • There are no pre-famine records for the family in Mohorra.
  • While the family lived in Mocorha as early as 1857 there are no marriages or baptisms connected with them in the Shrule records.
  • Listed in the Griffith from 1857
  • Listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses in Mocorha
  • Celia Barrett born circa 1883 married Thomas Kennedy. Thomas Kennedy was not born in the parish.
  • Mary Barrett immigrated to Homestead, Pennsylvania USA in 1924
Barrett Records in Mocorha

Thomas Barrett was first listed in Mocorha the 1857 Griffith. No marriage or baptisms listed for Thomas Barrett in Shrule parish. Martin Barrett replace Martin in the Griffith. No baptism or marriage for Martin in Shrule parish. Bridget Barrett appears to have replaced Martin Barrett. No baptisms or marriage for Bridget or her two known children in Shrule parish.

  1. Thomas Barrett

    Thomas Barrett was listed in the Griffith in Mohorra in 1857 at #18, house, with 31 acres of land. In 1883, Thomas was crossed out and Martin Barrett was entered. Martin Barrett was listed until at least 1897+.

  2. Martin Barrett

    It is possible that martin was the son of Thomas and the husband of Bridget. See Thomas above and Bridget below

  3. Bridget ________ Barrett []

    Born circa 1851 (1901 census) circa 1842 (1911 census)

    Marriage: _______ Barrett. Most likely Martin Barrett listed in the Griffith.

    Children:

    1. Celia Barrett [] (c. 1883-?)
      Birth: Celia circa 1883. (From Census) Not listed Shrule.com
      Marriage: Thomas Kennedy (1911 census). Not listed Shrule.com
    2. Mary <>
      Birth: Mary circa 1886. (From Census) Not listed Shrule.com
      Emigration 1924: Ellis Island Queenstown, October 3, 1924, the Republic, Mary A Barrett age 39, domestic, able to speak English, Irish, from Shrule, sister Celia Kennedy, "Mocara", Shrule, Co. Mayo to Homestead, Pa. to her cousin Mrs. P. Carney, 3(?)32 East 17th Street, Homestead, Pa., length of stay, 7 years, complexion "fresh", hair and eyes brown, 5'3", born Shrule.
      Notes and Questions:
      • Where was Mary in 1911?
      • Is is significant that she went to a cousin rather than a sibling?
      • Homestead was originally part of Mifflin Township in Allegheny County, PA.
      • Not listed in Homestead in the 1930 census under Mary Barrett
      • 1920 Census: Patrick Carney age 39, immigrated 1904, PA, steel worker, Mary Ann wife, age 34, immigrated 1905, Mary Ann Donoughue, aunt widowed, age 64, immigrated 188? Al, Hobian, Wm roomer, age 29, immigrated 1912 steel worker, all born Ireland.
      • No adult P Carney in Homestead in the 1930 census
    Notes:
    • No births or marriages listed by Shrule.com
    • There may have been other children born before Celia

    1901 Census Ireland: Bridget Barrett was listed in the 1901 Census in Mohorra at #10, 3 room house as follows:

    • Bridget Barrett, cannot read and write, age 50, widow, farmer.
    • Celia, can read and write, age 18
    • Mary, can read and write, age 15
    They were all born in Co. Mayo and Irish/English speakers.

    1911 Census Ireland: Bridget Barrett was listed in the 1911 Census in Mohorra at #16, 2 room house as follows:

    • Thomas Kennedy, head, read and write, age 42, married 9 years, farmer
    • Celia Kennedy, wife, read and write, age 29, married 9 years, 3 children, 2 living
    • Delia Mary Kennedy, daughter, read and write, age 8, English speaker
    • John Kennedy, son, read and write, age 6, English speaker
    • Martin Kennedy, son, -------, age 5, English speaker
    • Bridget Barrett, mother in law, cannot read and write, age 69, widow, no indication of the number of children born to Bridget.

    All born in Mayo. Adults all English/Irish speakers. Children all English speakers.

    Questions:

    • Was Martin Barrett the husband of Bridget Barrett and the father of Celia born circa 1883 and Mary born circa 1886?
      • Martin Barrett was living in Mohorra at the time of the births of Celia Barrett circa 1883 and Mary Barrett circa 1885.
      • Celia and Thomas Kennedy named a son Martin. Names tend to run in families.
    • Why are their no records for Barrett in Mohorra?
      • www.shrule.com The only Barrett records in the parish were in the 1880s and were connected John Barrett and Mary Whelan in the townland of Grotbrack/Gruthbrack. John Barrett was listed in Grotbrack in the 1901 census.
      • www.shrule.com indicates Kennedy births in the 1830s and 1870s.
      • No other Kennedys in Mohorra.

    Other Barrett Records connected to Mohorra:

    Wm Varily, Jno (Varily) and "Margt" Gallaher, sps Jno Reily and Honor Barrett, September 21, 1857, Mohorra.

Barretts in the Griffith

  • Thomas Barrett was first listed with a house and land at #18 in 1857
  • Martin Barrett replaced Thomas Barrett at # 17, house and land in 1884


Biggins

In Mocorha Post Famine Only - Mohorra dates 1871-1911+

Notes

  • Biggins was a common name in the parish. There were 90 Biggins Baptisms in Shrule parish according to www.shrule.com.
  • The number of Biggins households in the Griffith Valuation 1846-64 was 16 - with 11 in County Mayo - 9 in Shrule parish. See Biggins Irish Roots
  • Biggins arrived in Mohorra after the famine. Mary Biggins married Thomas Byrne circa 1871. Byrnes were in Mohorra pre-famine.
  • Thomas Biggins married the widow Mary Henehan Varrily in 1897. The Varrilys were also in Mohorra pre-famine.

Biggins Records in Mocorha

  1. Mary Biggins [] (c 1838-1916) married Thomas Byrne

    Born circa 1838. There is a listing in Shrule parish for Mary, daughter of Denis Biggins and Catherine Biggins, Cloonbanane, June 19, 1840.

    Mary Biggins married Thomas Byrne (son of Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton) circa 1871, place unknown. They had children in Mohorra and were listed in Mohorra in the 1901 and 1911 censuses. See Byrne

  2. Thomas Biggins [] (c 1860-?) married the widow Mary Henehan Varrily

    Birth: Circa 1860. No appropriate listing in Shrule parish.

    Marriage: Thomas Biggins married Mary Henehan Varrily on 24 October 1897. See Varrily

    Death: Biggins Irish Roots lists two deaths:

    1. Thomas Biggins Mohorra, 56, 3 January 1917, Moyne
    2. Thomas Biggins, Mohorra, 56, 28 February 1917, Killursa
1901 Biggins Census in Mocorha

Biggins Thomas 40 Male Head of Family R Catholic, farmer,
Biggins Mary 42 Female Wife R Catholic
Varilly Mary 21 Female Daughter R Catholic
Varilly Bridget 17 Female Daughter R Catholic
Varilly John 14 Male Son R Catholic
Varilly Anne 12 Female Daughter R Catholic
Varilly Michael 10 Male Son R Catholic
Varilly Norah 8 Female Daughter R Catholic
Varilly Patrick 6 Male Son R Catholic
Biggins Thomas 7 months Male Son Roman Catholic, all Irish English speakers, all can read and write, except Patrick Varilly age 5 read only and Thomas Biggins age 7 months neither read or write.

1911 Biggins Census in Mocorha

Biggins Thomas 57 Male Head of Family R C, farmer
Biggins Mary 53 Female Wife R C
Varilly John 24 Male Son R C
Varilly Michael 20 Male Son R C
Varilly Norah 18 Female Daughter R C
Varilly Patrick 16 Male Son R C
Biggins Ellen 8 Female Daughter R C, all Irish English speakers, all can read and write

Descendents of Mocorha Biggins

1943: According to her obit:
"MOYLAN - at Farren Memorial Hospital, Feb 9, a daughter to Cm 3- c Joseph P. Moylan and Mrs. Moylan of 240 Main street Montaque City, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Baun of 240 Main street, Montague city, and Mr. and Mrs. Rowland F. Carr of 66 congress street; great granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Biggins of Mocarra Shrule, county, Mayo Ireland."

Farren Hospital is in Montague City, Massachusetts.

Other Web Sites with Information on Biggins in Shrule Parish:

Both developed by Peter Biggins

Notes:

  • While Biggins was a common name in Shrule parish there were no other Biggins connected to Mohorra besides Mary and Thomas
  • No listing in Mocorha in the Griffith
  • The only Biggin who is listed as emigrating from Shrule through Ellis Island: John Biggins, age 19, Shrule to St Louis, cousin Mrs Martyn 404 Cottage Ave, St Louis, April 17, 1905, from Queenstown on the Cedric. No appropriated baptism on www.shrule.com. Nothing listed for John Biggins in Missouri on Ancestry.com


The Boyles

Pre Famine Only in Mocorha - Post Famine in Shrule Parish

Notes:
  • In pre-famine Mohorra there were two Boyle families
    1. Thomas
    2. Pat
  • Between them they had at least 4 sons. None of their sons turn up in later records in the parish.
  • Of the 10 Boyle marriages between 1839 and 1872, 8 were pre-famine. Three were connected to Mohorra:
    1. Cate Boyle married Michael Burke in Mohorra in 1835.
    2. Honor Boyle married William Murphy in Mohorra in 1839.
    3. Winny Boyle to Thomas Biggins in Mohorra in 1844
  • Anthony Boyle and Mary Flanigan had four children (four sons) in Shrule town between 1839 and 1846.
  • Denis Boyle and Mary Rorke of Cahenablack had a daughter in 1840. Denis Boyle was not listed in the Griffith.
  • There are three post famine parish records for Boyle at Shrule.com: a birth in 1858 and two marriages one in 1856 the other in 1872.
  • Anthony Boyle was listed in the 1856 Griffith with a house, land and garden in the town of Shrule and 3 acres of land in Dalgan Demesne
  • No Boyles were listed in the Griffith in Mohorra at any point between 1856 and 1897+

The Boyle Females

  1. Cate (Kitty) Boyle Burke []

    Cate Boyle married Michael Burke in 1835 in Mohorra. The lived in Cloonbanana.

    See Burke

    Sponsor: Margaret of Michael Berrin (Byrne) and Nappy Naughton, Patrick Neal and Kitty Boyle, March 28, 1833, Mohorra

  2. Honor Boyle Murphy []

    Honor Boyle married William Murphy in 1839 in Mohorra.

    See Murphy

    Sponsor: Nappy of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Thos Swift and Honor Boyle, May 16, 1836, Mohorra

  3. Mary Boyle (1843-1846)

    There is no record in Mohorra of a married Mary Boyle. She may have remained single.

    Sponsor:

    1. Bridget of William Noone and Bridget Walsh, Thos (Boyle) and Mary Boyle, January 19, 1843, Mohorra
    2. Sarah of Patrick Noone and Mary Murrane, Patrick (Boyle) and Mary Boyle, ???? ,18, 1844, Mohorra
    3. Margt of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Wm Laville and Mary Boyle, January 18, 1844, Mohorra
    4. Thos of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Michael Mulrooney and Mary Boyle, April 8, 1846, Mohorra

  4. Winny Boyle [], Mohorra (1844) and Thomas Biggins

    Marriage: Thomas Biggins to Winny Boyle, Jno Kine (?) and Winny Kean, February 19, 1844, Mohorra

    They lived in Rossdaff.

    Children:

    1. Patrick of Thos Biggins and Winny Boyle, Patr Conner (?) and Margt Lee, June 7, 1845, Rossdaff

    Sponsor: Jno of Michael Gibsy and Cate Berne, Thos Kellele (?) and Winny Boyle, April 7, 1842, Mohorra

    Note: There were at least two Winny Boyles in the parish in 1842. Winny Boyle who married Thomas Biggins in 1844 and Winny Glynn who was married to Thomas Boyle before 1831.

The Boyle Males

Two Boyle males (Thomas and Pat) had children born in Mohorra between 1831 and 1846. Both Thomas Boyle and Pat Boyle were married to Glynn females (Winny and Anna). Thomas Boyle and Winny Glynn had six children (three sons) baptized in Mohorra between 1831-1846. Pat Boyle and Anna Glynn had three children (one son) baptized in Mohorra between 1833 and 1837.

It is not know what happened to any of them.

  1. Thomas Boyle [] and Winny Glynn, Mohorra (1831-1846)

    Marriage: Winny Glynn, no record in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Jno of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Brian Goggins and Bridget Conry, December 13, 1831, Moharra
      Death: Another John was baptized in 1842
    2. Bridget of Thomas Boyle and Winny Glynn, Jno Varrily and Mary Conway, January 28, 1833, Mohorra
    3. Jas (?) of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Michael (Mulrooney) and Bridget Mulrooney, February 18, 1837, Mohorra
    4. Winny (? Very faded) of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, ? (can't read) Varrily and Honor Newel, November 13, 1839, Mohorra
    5. Jno of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Jno (Varrily) and Mary Varrily, January 21, 1842, Mohorra
    6. Thos of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Michael Mulrooney and Mary Boyle, April 8, 1846, Mohorra

    Thomas Boyle as a Sponsor:

    1. Margt of Michael Gibsy and Cate Berne, Thomas Boyle and Anne Kean, March 10, 1839, Mohorra
    2. Bridget of William Noone and Bridget Walsh, Thos (Boyle) and Mary Boyle, January 19, 1843, Mohorra
    3. Martin of Jno Varrily and "Margt" Gallaher, Thos Boyle and Bridget Mulrooney, April 8, 1846, Mohorra
    Notes:
    • Patrick Boyle in Mohorra was married to Anne Glynn.
    • James Garvy in Mohorra was also married to Mary Glynn
    • There were Glynns in Cahirard in the 1830s/40s and in Polbee in the 1830s. I do not know if the Glynn females were related.

    Thos Boyle in the Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  2. Pat Boyle [] and Anna Glynn, Mohorra (1833-1837)

    Marriage: Anne Glynn, no record in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Bridget of Pat Boyle and Anna Glynn, Daniel L?? and Bridget Conway, March 1, 1833, Mohorra
    2. Judy of Pat Boyle and Anna Glynn, Pat Boyle and Bridget Walsh, September 14 (16?), 1835, Mohorra
    3. Pat of Pat Boyle and Anne Glynn, Michael Berne and Honor Newel, October 15, 1837

    Pat Boyle as a Sponsor:

    1. Jas of Jas Garvey (?) and Mary (?) Glynn, Pat Boyle and Bridget Mulroony, May 17, 1833, Mohorra
    2. William of Jas Garvy and Mary Glynn, Patrick Boyle and Anne Glynn, June 24, 1839, Mohorra
    3. Sarah of Patrick Noone and Mary Murrane, Patrick (Boyle) and Mary Boyle, 18, 1844, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

General Notes

  • There were no "Boyle"s in Shrule parish in the 1901 or 1911 censuses.
  • There were no Boyles listed in any of the Griffith ledgers.
  • Superficially it would appear that this branch of the Boyles family left the area or died off during during the famine.
  • Boyles (O'Boyle) were in the parish in 1825 when Thomas O'Boyle was listed in the tithe in Dalgan.
  • The earliest Boyle record in Mohorra was the baptism of a child of Thomas Boyle in 1831.
  • It is possible that there were other Boyle baptisms before 1831, which is when the records in the parish start.
  • The known sponsors to the Boyle children were mostly local Mohorra people with no significant association to one particular family.
  • Kitty Boyle married Michael Burke, but there were no Burke sponsors to the known Boyle children.
  • Honor Boyle married William Murphy, but there were no Murphy sponsors to the known Boyle Children.
  • Furthermore, neither Kitty nor Honor were sponsors to the other known Boyle children.
  • There were three Glynn females in Mohorra, Winny and Anna, the wives of Pat and Thomas Boyle and the Mary, the wife of James Garvey.
  • Pat Boyle was a sponsor to two of the children of James and Mary Garvey.
  • However, neither Mary Glynn nor James Garvey were sponsors to any of the known Boyle children.
  • Conclusion: There does not appear to be a close association between the Boyle/Glynn clan and any other families in Mohorra.
  • Winny, generally not a common name, was fairly popular in the parish. There were three Winnys in the Boyle family: Winny Boyle (the wife of Thomas Biggins), Winny Glynn Boyle (the wife of Thomas Boyle), Winny (the daughter of Thomas and Winny Boyle) and Winny (who married Michael Naughton in 1856).
  • While there were three post famine parish records plus the listing for Anthony in the 1856 Griffith, there were no sustained records for any Boyle family in the parish after 1856.
  • None of Thomas or Pat's four sons or five daughters turn up in the post famine records.


Brennan (1833-1897+)

Pre and Post Famine

Notes:

  • www.shrule lists this name with Byrne.
  • Michael Brennen appeared in the Mohorra records as early as 1859. There are no baptismal records connected with Michael Brennan. He was listed the Griffith, land only from 1875 to 1897+.
  • Despite the fact that they were in the parish both pre and post famine this was a small clan in the area

Brennan Records in Mocorha

  1. Ned (Edmond) Brennan [] and Margaret Henehan/Hanahan, Mohorra (1833 and 1897)

    See Henehan

    Marriage: Margaret Hanahan, date and place unknown

    Children:

    1. Pat of Ned Brennan, March 24, 1833 no other information, Mohorra
    2. Ned Brennan[] (1835-) and Mary Henehan
      Birth: Ned of Ned Brennen and Margt Hanahan, Jno Farrlee and Mary Whelan, September 28, 1835, Mohorra
      Marriage: Before 1879. No marriage in Shrule parish records.
      Children:
      1. Mary of Ned Brennen and Mary Hinahan, April 19, 1879, no place (www.shrule.com).
        Further Record: Not listed Ellis Island
    3. Mary of Ned Brennan and Margt Hanahan, Jno Farrell and Mary Fahy,(?) April 19, 1839, Mohorra
    4. Ellen of Ned Brennen and Margt Hanahan, Pat Fitzgerald and Anne Burke, October 16, 1840, Mohorra.

    Ned Brennan as a Sponsor: Ned Brenner was very popular as a sponsor. Ned Brenner (senior) had to have been the godfather for all of the children born between 1837 and 1846. His son Ned could have been the godfather of Kitty Murphy in 1857.

    1. Mary of Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara, Ned Brennan and Mary Whelan, November 23, 1837, Mohorra
    2. Martin of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, Ned Brennen and Honor Joyce, May 8, 1839, Tubbersharive
    3. Anthony (?) of Richard Burke and Bridget Feeney, Ned Brennen and Mary Costello, October 30, 1840, Mohorra
    4. Cate of Jno Fitzgerald and Sarah Crisham, Ned Brennan and Bridget Feeney, May 13, 1846, Mohorra
    5. Kitty of John Murphy and Biddy Murphy, Ned Brennen and Mary Fitzgerald, April 27, 1857, Mohorra

    Mary Henehan Brennen as a sponsor:

    1. Michael of Rick Burke and Bridget Feeney, Mary Henehan, September 21, 1843

    Edmond Brennan in the Griffith at #21, land only:

    William Murphy and John Murphy were sharing a 42 acres parcel at #22 until 1862. In 1862 the number was changed from 22 to 21, the property was "divided" and Edmond Brennan replaced William Murphy.

    In the 1865 ledger John Murphy was crossed out and Edmond Brennan remained. The parcel at that point was listed at 16 acres. Edmond Brennan was listed at #21 until 1897+. There were notations in the margin, 1883, 1884 and "bres (?) right". I do not know what they refer to.

    He was never listed for a house. There were no Brennans listed with a house. This indicates that they must have been living in a house where someone with a different surname was listed as a head of household.

    Question: Was the Edmond Brennan who was listed in the Griffith the father or the son?

    See Henehan

  2. Michael Brennan, Mohorra (1859)

    "Status libero" to Michael Brennan, Mohorra, March 30, 1859. This meant that he was free to marry.

    No record of children born in Shrule parish.

    Michael Brennan in the Griffith in Mocorha, Land Only: #3 1/3 share in 38 acres. Initially this property was in the hands of three Murphys. In 1875 Michael Brennan replaced Edmond Murphy. There is something very faint written in the margin but I can't make it out. Michael Brennan was still listed in the 1897+ ledger.

    Michael Brennan must have been living with someone else who was the designate head of household.

    He was

  3. John Brennan

    Sponsor: Honor of Jno Farrel and Mary Whelan, Jno Brennan and Mary Fitzgerald, November 18, 1844, Mohorra

  4. Female Brennans

    Other than Margaret Henehan Brennen there were no records for female Brennans in Mohorra.

Other Records listed by Shrule.com for Brennan

  1. Mary Brennan from Gortbrack baptized on the 22nd of February, 1833 parents John Brennan and Judy Goggins, Gortbrack
  2. Mary Brennan baptized on the 12th of April, 1845 parents John Brennan and Bridget Healy, Mount Henry
  3. Anthony Brennan baptized on the 23rd of January, 1846 parents Michael Brennan and Ellen Mitchell, Mount Henry
  4. Michael Joe Brennan baptized on the 19th of February, 1865 parents John Thos. Brennan and Catherine Smyth, Mount Henry
  5. Michael Brennan married Bridget Fitzgerald on 23 June 1873
  6. Michael Brennan head of household (1901) in Ballybackagh, civil parish of Kilmainebeg. There were 3 people in a 3 roomed Private Dwelling built of stone, brick or concrete with a slate, iron or tiled roof. The landholder for the property is given as Michael Brennan.

1901 and 1911 Censuses Brennan/Brennen

Not listed in Shrule.

General Notes and Questions

  • Where did the Mocorha Brennens go?
  • Edmond (Ned) and Michael Brennan were listed in Mohorra in the Griffith as late as 1897. What happened to them between 1897 and 1901? Did they die? Did the move to another parish? Did they emigrate?
  • Is the Michael Brennan listed in Ballybackagh the Michael from Mocorha?


Burke (1834-1911)

Pre and Post Famine

Notes:

  • A large clan in the area, Burke was a very common name in the parish and in Mayo in general.
  • "the clan of Thomas Burke owned Moycharra, Ballycurrin and Dalgan estates" SHRULE - J.F. Quinn's History
  • While there were a number of Burkes in the Tithe Applotment in Shrule parish, there were none in Mohorra.
  • Before the famine there were two Burke families in Mohorra, Pat and Richard. Immediately post famine John and Denis Burke each had at least one son born in Mohorra.
  • Between them, Pat , Richard, Denis, and John had 7 sons whose baptisms were recorded in the parish, Thomas (1834), Pat (1835), Hurbert (1837), Anthony (1840), Michael (1843), Michael (1861), and Tom (1862).
  • There is one record in Mohorra for the baptism of Pat the son of Michael in 1879. This may have been Michael born in 1843.
  • Martin Burke born circa 1846 (No baptismal record in the parish) married, had children and was listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses in Mohorra.

Pre-famine Burkes in Mohorra/Tubbersharive

  1. Bridget Burke

    Bridget Burke was the godmother of Honor baptized in 1839.

    Honor of Pat Burke and Judy Moran, Bridget Burke (no godfather), March 27, 1839, Tubbersharive
  2. Anne Burke []

    Anne Burke married Anthony Costello January 1841 in Mohorra See Costello

    Sponsor:

    • Ellen of Ned Brennen and Margt Hanahan, Pat Fitzgerald and Anne Burke, October 16, 1840, Mohorra.
    • Pat of Richard Burke and Biddy Feeney, Con Doherty and Anne Burke, January 30, 1835, Mohorra

  3. Mary Burke []

    Mary Burke married to Thomas Swift 1844 Mohorra. See Swift

    Sponsor:

    • Jas of Michl Hynes and Cate Conner, Pat (Burke) and Mary Burke, March 31, 1837, Tubbersharive
    • Anne of Jno Meah and Bridget Noone, Jas Do (Noone) and Mary Burke, September 10, 1838, Tubbersharive
    • Jno of Jas Noone and Mary Browen, Pat (Burke) and Mary Burke, July 4, 1840, Tubbersharive

    Note: Mary Malley was married to John Burke by 1857.

  4. Hubert and Nicholas Burke

    Hubert and Nicholas did not necessarily live in Mohorra.

    There is only one record each for Hubert and Nicholas Burke in Shrule parish records. In both cases they were sponsors:

    Jno of Maurice (?) Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Nichl Burke and Mary Morris, July 11, 1833, Tubbersharive

    Hubert of Richard Burke and Bridget Feeney, Hubert Burke and Judy Feeney, October 6, 1837, Mohorra

  5. Pat Burke [] and Judy Moran, Tubbersharive (1834 and 1839)

    Marriage: No marriage found for Patrick Burke and Judy Moran in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Thomas of Pat Burke and Judy Moran, James (Noone) and Catherine Noone, April 2, 1834, Tubbersharive
    2. Honor of Pat Burke and Judy Moran, Bridget Burke (no godfather), March 27, 1839, Tubbersharive

    Griffith: No listings for Burke in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

    Sponsor:

    1. Jas of Michl Hynes and Cate Conner, Pat (Burke) and Mary Burke, March 31, 1837, Tubbersharive
    2. Jno of Jas Noone and Mary Browen, Pat (Burke) and Mary Burke, July 4, 1840, Tubbersharive

  6. Richard Burke [] and Biddy Feeney, Mohorra (1835 and 1843)

    Marriage: Biddy Feeney, date and place unknown.

    Note: Feeneys were not real common in the Parish. Thomas Feeney and Bridget Golding were having children in the village of Shrule in the 1830s/40s. Other Feeney records are late.

    Children:

    1. Pat of Richard Burke and Biddy Feeney, Con Doherty and Anne Burke, January 30, 1835, Mohorra
    2. Hubert of Richard Burke and Bridget Feeney, Hubert Burke and Judy Feeney, October 6, 1837, Mohorra
    3. Anthony (?) of Richard Burke and Bridget Feeney, Ned Brennen and Mary Costello, October 30, 1840, Mohorra
    4. Michael of Rick Burke and Bridget Feeney, Mary Henehan, September 21, 1843, Mohorra

    Griffith: No Burkes listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

    Bridget Feeney (Burke ?) as a Sponsor:

    1. Cate of Jno Fitzgerald and Sarah Crisham, Ned Brennan and Bridget Feeney, May 13, 1846, Mohorra
    2. Honor of Martin Noone and Mary Mulloy, Jno Doherty and Bitty Feeney, February 27, 1846, Mohorra

Note: Presumably there is some connection between the pre and post famine Burkes in Mocorha.

Post-famine Burkes

  1. Sarah Burke

    Sarah Burke was the witness to the marriage of Nappy Byrne and Mathias Langan in Shrule parish in 1865.

    Who was Sarah Burke? There is no record of a Sarah married to a Burke in Shrule parish. Was Sarah born a Burke or married a Burke?

  2. Dennis Burke [] and Kate Garvy, Mohorra (1855 and 1862)

    See Garvy

    Marriage: Dennis Burke to Kate Garvy. Witnesses: can't read (may be Beirn) and Mary Garvey, February 5, 1856 Mohorra

    Note: 7 year break between marriage and the birth of Tom in 1862. There were no other baptisms for children of Dennis Burke and Kate Garvy listed in Shrule Parish. Where the Burkes in another parish? Did they have children whose baptisms were not recorded?

    Children:

    1. Tom Burke of Dennis (Burke) and Kate Garvy, can't read, Conway(?) and Mary Garvey, February 25, 1862, Mohorra

    Denis Burke in the Griffith: There was no listing for Denis Burke in the Griffith. There were no listings for Garvey. There was a listing for John Burke. See John Burke below.

    Questions: The fact that there is no listing in the Griffith for Dennis means that he was living with someone else when Tom was born was born in 1862 - who were they living with? Since only the marriage and the one baptism where recorded in indicate that they normally lived somewhere else and were only in Mocorha temporarily.

  3. John Burke [] and Mary Maley, Tubbersharive and Mohorra (1857 to 1861)

    Note: John Burke was first listed in the Griffith in Mocorha in 1857.

    Marriage: No marriage listed in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Biddy Burke of Jno Burke and Mary Maley, Michael Maley and Biddy Walsh, December 13, 1857, Tubbersharive
    2. Michael Burke of John Burke and Mary Maley, Martin (Maley) and Julia Maley, July 18, 1861, Mohorra (?)

    Griffith:

    No listing for Burkes in 1856.
    John Burke at 13, house, office, and land was one of the new listings in 1857.
    John Burke was crossed out in the (1861-1864) ledger, James Naughton was entered.

    Note: The dates of the baptismal records for Denis and John Burke in Mohorra are in keeping with the dates that John Burke was listed in the Griffith.

  4. Michael Burke [] and Mary Roune, Tubbersharive

    Marriage: No marriage listed in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Pat of Michael Burke and Mary Roune, February 1, 1879, Tubbersharive (www.shrule)

    Griffith:

    No listing for Michael Burke in the 1879 Griffith.
    There were no listings for Burke between 1864 and 1883/84 (Martin Burke was listed in 1883 or 1884).

    There were no listings for Roune in the Griffith in Mohorra.

    Question? Who was Michael Burke living with when Pat was born in 1879?

    Note: Michael Burke could have been the son of Richard baptized in 1843.

  5. Martin Burke [] and Mary Brown, Tubbersharive and Mohorra

    Birth of Martin: Circa 1846 according to the 1901 census.

    Note: He could have been Martin of Patr Burke and Mary Cana-y, Anth Flynn and ? Walsh, April 17, 1845, Old Ballnalty. However, he may have been the son of one of the Burkes who was having children in Mohorra circa 1846. (Pat or Richard)

    Birth of Mary Brown Burke: Date of birth unknown. She may have been Mary Brown, of Richard Brown and Biddy McEvily, sponsors Michael Ryan and Biddy Lynsky, September 19, 1857, Ballynalty

    Marriage: No marriage listed for Martin Burke and Mary Brown (www.shrule.com)

    Children:

    1. Bridget of Martin Burke and Mary Brown, December 6, 1876, Mohorra ( www.shrule.com)
      1911 Census: Mohorra see below.
    2. Thomas <>
      Birth: Thomas circa 1882 according to the 1901 census. Note: The other ages are off. No baptism listed in Shrule parish
      1901 Census: Ireland, see below
      Emigration:
      Return 1908: Thomas Burke labourer, age 25, non immigrant alien stamp, "Macerra", Shrule, father Martin Burke, to Jersey City resident returning, 563 3rd Street Jersey City, 5'9", sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, the Lucania April 25, 1908 from Queenstown to New York
      WWI Draft Registration: Not in Jersey City
      US Censuses: Uncertain. Need more info.
    3. Kate of Martin Burke and Mary Brown, May 11, 1880, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
    4. Martin of Martin Burke and Mary Brown, November 13, 1882, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
      Further Records: 1901 census in Ireland. No immigration Ellis Island. Not listed US censuses in Jersey City.
    5. Michael of Martin Burke and Mary Brown, October 12, 1886, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
      1911 Census: Mohorra see below.

    Griffith Listings 1a Mohorra:

    James D Meldon, in fee, land and herd's house (1856).
    Martin Murphy 1857 to 1866
    Michael Murphy 1866 to 1868
    Martin Murphy 1868 to 1883
    Martin Burke 1883 to 1897+

    Question? Who was Martin Burke living with in 1876, 1880, 1882, when the parish records show baptisms for his children in Mohorra/Tubbersharive?

    1901 Census Mohorra:

    Martin Burke, head of household, age 55, widower, cannot read and write, farmer, born Mayo
    Thomas, son, age 19, born Mayo
    Martin, son, age 18, born Mayo
    Michael, son, age 13, born Mayo
    Bridget, daughter, age 23, born Mayo
    Kate, daughter, age 17, born Mayo, everyone but Martin can read and write, all were Irish English speakers, Martin Burke signes with his mark.

    1911 Census Mohorra:

    Michael Burke, head, age 25, farmer, single
    Bridget Burke, sister, age 33, housekeeper, single
    both can read and write both are Irish English speakers

Other Burkes in the parish with a connection to Mohorra

Michael Burke and Cate Boyle, Cloonbanane (1835 to 1846)

Michael Burke married Cate Boyle in Mohorra. They lived in Cloonbanane.

Michael Burke of Cloonbanane had two connections to the folks in Mohorra and Tubbersharive.

  1. His wife, Cate Boyle, may have been the sponsor of a child of Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton.
  2. Michael Burke married in Mohorra, but lived in Cloonbanane (Cloonbanaun on current map), just south of the town of Shrule.

Marriage: Michael Burke married Cate Boyle, witnesses Pat Dooly and Cate Higgins, August 10, 1835 Mohorra

Children:

  1. Winny of Michael Burke and Cate Boyle, Patrick Dobly (Dooly?) and Liby Dollerin, September 3, 1836, Cloonbanane
  2. Mary of Michael Burke and Cate Boyle, Ulick Burke and Honor Boyle, November 10, Cloonbanane
  3. Anne twin of #4
  4. Bridget, of Michael Burke and Cate Boyle, Ulick Burke, Anne Glynn, and Margaret Bane(?), October 15, 1840, Cloonbanane
  5. Redmond of Michael Burke and Cate Boyle, Ulick Burke and Mary Kine, May 2, 1842, Cloonbanane
  6. Jno of Michael Burke and Cate Boyle, Ulick Burke and Anne Boyle, May 27, 1844, Cloonbanane
  7. Patrick of Michael Burke and Cate Boyle, Jno (Costello) and Mary Costello, May 1, 1846, Cloonbanane

Ulick Burke and Mary Kine, Cloonbanane (1841 to 1846)

Ulick Burke was closely connected to Michael Burke as he was a sponsor to several of Michael's children and Michael was a sponsor of at least one of Ulick's children.

Marriage:

Children:

  1. Bridget of Ulick and Mary Kine, Michael Burke and Bridget Kevil (?), December 29, 1841, Cloonbanane
  2. Patrick of Ulick Burke and Mary Kine, Jas Dooly and Bridget Kine, January 4, 1844, Cloonbanane
  3. Redmond of Ulick Burke and Mary Kine, Patrick Nolan and Bridget Higgins, April 21, 1846, Cloonbanane
Griffith: The Griffith indicates that Michael and Ulick Burke held multiple properties in the parish. Their place of residence was Cloonbanane

Griffith: There were no Burkes in Mohorra in the first Griffith. However, in the first Griffith there were Burkes in Cloonbanaun, (Martin, land only) (Michael and Ulick, houses and other property), Brodullagh South (Michael and Ulick, land only), Kinlough, (Michael and Ulick, land only), Ballycurrin Demesne (John, land and house) Glasvally (Darby, land and house), Gortatober (John, land and house), Gortbrack (John, land and house), Red Island in Lough Carrib (John, land only), Moyne (Joseph, land only) Town of Shrule (Michael, land and house) (Catherine, land and house)

Burke family, Shrule Cemetery

In loving memory of John Burke (Mocarra)who died 6.1. 1943 age 17
Michael Burke died 10.5. 1969
His wife Brigid Burke died 29.12. 1972
their son William (Willie) Burke died 6.3. 1999
their daughter Margaret Burke died 19.8.2002

RIP Mocarra


Byrne (1831-2005)

Pre and post famine

Notes:

  • Tithe: No Byrne in Mohorra.
  • Earliest record in Mohorra was for Daniel Byrne, 1832 marriage. No children baptized in the parish.
  • Michael Byrne (born c 1789) and Nappy Naughton had children in Mohorra in the early to mid 1830s. Their son, Thomas, married and had a family in Mohorra and was listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses in Mohorra. Their daughter, Nappy, married Mathias Langan in Mohorra. Subsequently Nappy and Mathias lived in Ballinrobe for a time. They returned to Mohorra between 1872 and 1875 (exact dates unknown). Sometime before 1877 they moved back to Ballinrobe. In 1892 Nappy, Mathias, and their two youngest children followed their three oldest children to New York City.

Byrne Records in Mocorha

Because Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton were my direct line ancestors I have a more complete picture of their lives than of others in Mohorra.

  1. Daniel Berne and Honor Noone (1832)

    There is not enough substantiating evidence to count Daniel Berne as a resident of Mohorra.

    Marriage: Daniel Berne to Honor Noone, witnesses Pat Murphy and Cate Berne, March 5, 1832, Mohorra

    Children: There are no baptismal records of children of Daniel Berne and Honor Noone in Shrule parish

    Note: It is highly likely that the marriage occurred in Mohorra because the bride was a Mohorra Noone.

    Other Danile Byrnes in Shrule Parish

      Daniel Beirne and Bridget Darcy in Rossdaff (1832-1834)

      Marriage:

      Children:

      1. Pat of Daniel Beirne and Bridget Beirne, January 8, 1832, Rossdaff (www.shrule.com)

        Note: The page is stained and I cannot read this entry on the copy that I have.

      2. Michael of Daniel Berine (Berne) and Bridget Darcy, Pat and Sarah Darcy, July 25, 1834, Risduff (Rossdaff)

    1. Daniel Berne and Margaret Kevil in Moyne (1842)

      Marriage: Daniel Berne to Margt Kevil (?), Patrick Berne and Winny Herward, Moyne, January 7, 1842

      Children:

      1. Pat of Daniel Berne and Margt Kivil, Michael and Mary Kivil, February 14, 1842, Moyne

      Griffith: Daniel Berne was listed twice with land only in Moyne in the 1856 Griffith

  2. Cate Byrne

    Marriage: Cate Burran married Michael Gibsy before 1832

    See Gibsy

    Cate Byrne as a witness:

    1. Witness to the marriage of Daniel Byrne and Honor Noone in 1832.
    2. Godmother of Jno of Martin Varrily and Margt "Cunningham", Martin Mulrooney and Cate Berne, May 9, 1842, Mohorra
  3. Judy Byrne

    Witness: Mary of Michael Mulrooney and Honor Newell, Wm Hunt (?) and Judy Berne, August 5, 1833, Mohorra

  4. Mary Byrne

    Marriage: Mary Bryne married Thomas Conely in 1841 in Mohorra.

    See Conely

    Sponsor: Cate of Jas Garvy (?) and Mary Glynn, Patrick Lee and Mary Berne (?), March 1,1836, Mohorra

  5. Michael Byrne (Berren)n★ [] (1789- and Nappy Naughtonn★ (1813-1877) and their son, Thomas Byrne [] and Mary Biggins (1840-1911)

    The second Byrne record in Mohorra was the baptism of Margaret, the daughter of Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton, in 1833. This family of Brynes were in the Mohorra/Tubbersharive records from 1833 to 1911.

    Birth of Michael Byrne: Circa 1789 (Tombstone). Place and parents unknown.

    Birth of Nappy Naughton: Nappy Naughton was born circa 1813 (Tombstone). Place and parents unknown.

    Note If the birth dates on the tombstone are correct, Michael was 24 years older than Nappy.

    Marriage: Before 1831 (based on the estimated birth of their presumed son, Peter).

    Occupation of Michael Byrne: In 1865, at the marriage of his daughter, Nappy, Michael Berren (Bryne) was described as a "poor tenant'.

    Children:

    1. Peter (1831-1917)

      Peter born circa 1831 (not listed in the baptismal records)

      Marriage: Mary ____, date and place unknown, born circa 1834 (SMFRC)

      Children: None listed in Shrule parish

      Death of Mary: July 20, 1899, age 65, Mohorra (SMFRC)

      Griffith:

      1901 Census in Mohorra: Peter Byrne, cannot read, widower, age 70, farmer, landholder, Thomas Byrne, Irish/English speaker

      1911 Census: Peter Byrne, can read and write, widower, old age pensioner, age 80, landholder, Thomas Byrne, Irish/English speaker.

      Notes:

      • There were a number of older folk in Mohorra listed in the 1901 census "cannot read or write" and in the 1911 census "can read and write". There must have been some local literacy program. He made "his mark" in 1901 and signed the form in 1911. His brother, Thomas was listed in both censuses "cannot read or write". However, he made "his mark" in 1901 and signed in 1911.
      • SMFRC says Peter is the "presumed son of Michael and Penelope".
      • He is connected to Michael and Penelope's son, Thomas Byrne, in that Thomas was the landholder of the property where Peter lived in both the 1901 and 1911 census.
      • He was listed on the Byrne Family Tombstone as the "brother in law of Mary Byrne, the wife of Thomas Byrne

      Question? What are the issues that Thomas became the landholder instead of Peter if Peter is presumed to have been Thomas' older brother?

    2. Margaret of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Patrick Neal and Kitty Boyle, March 28, 1833, Mohorra

      Death: Another Margaret was baptized in 1844.

    3. Nappy of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Peter Lally and Mary Higgins, March, 29, 1835, Mohorra

      Death: Another Nappy was baptized in 1836.

    4. Nappy Byrnen★ (1836-1905) <> and Matthias Langann★

      Baptism: Nappy of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Thos Swift and Honor Boyle, May 16, 1836, Mohorra

      Marriage: Mathew (sic) Langan, age 21, bachelor, profession, labourer, residence at the time of marriage, Ballinrobe, father, Mathais Langan, poor tenant married Penelope Berren (sic), age 22, spinster, profession, labourer, residence at time of marriage, Tubbersharre, daughter of Michael Berrin(sic), poor tenant on June I, 1865 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Shrule, District of Cong, Union of Ballinrobe, County of Mayo, Ireland. The witnesses were Thomas Berren (sic) and Saragh Burke.

      Children:

      1. Patrick <> Patrick 1866, Ballinrobe. Note: Baptized Ballinrobe. Winny Byrne a sponsor
        6 year break
      2. Martin <> Martin "Mochara" 1872. Note: No baptismal record in either Shrule or Ballinrobe. Civil records says Mochara.
      3. Margaret (Maggie)n★ <> Margaret (Maggie) 1875 "Mohara" 1875. Note: Sponsor Mary Ellen Gibbon.
      4. James <> James 1877 Ballinrobe
      5. Bridget <> Bridget 1879 Ballinrobe

      For more information on Nappy Byrne and her family go to Mathias Langan now or at the bottom of the page.

    5. Winny of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Martin Varily and Mary Naughton, July 3, 1838, Mohorra

      Other Records: Winny Byrne was the godmother of Nappy and Mathias' son, Pat in 1866

    6. Thomas Byrne (1840-1938) [] and Mary Biggins

      Baptism: Thomas of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, December 18, 1840, Mohorra

      Marriage: Mary Biggins, date and place unknown, circa 1871 (1911 census)

      Children:

      1. John of Thomas Byrne and Mary Biggins, sponsors: John Naughton and Penelope Byrne, July 1, 1873 (SMFRC) Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)

        Death: February 7, 1890 age 17 (SMFRC listed Cong District Deaths, vol. 5, p. 63, 1890)

      2. Margaret <>

        Birth: Margaret of Thomas Byrne and Mary Biggins, sponsors Redmond Neafsey and Anne Conry, March 10, 1875 (SMFRC listed Shrule Parish Records and Civil Records) Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)

        Other Records: Margaret first emigrated to NYC in 1897. She returned to Ireland at least twice, in 1905 and before her death in 1956. She was listed in the 1910 and 1920 censuses in New York. In the 1910 census she was living with Patrick Reilly from Mocarra and others. See Reilly below. She was a godmother to Joseph Walsh born 1902, the son of Maggie Langan Walsh (who was Margaret's cousin) and Joseph Walsh. See Bryne now or at the bottom at the page for more information on Margaret and her brother, Peter, in the States.

        Death: 1956 (Bryne Family Tombstone)

      3. Peter <>

        Birth: Peter, circa 1879

        Notes:

        • www.shrule.com does not list this baptismal record

        Further Records: Emigrated to New York 1899. Went to Ireland with Margaret and returned to the States in 1905. See Bryne now or at the bottom at the page for more information on Peter and his sister, Margaret, in the States.

      4. Michael Byrne [] (1876-1956) and Mary ???

        Baptism: Michael of Thomas Byrne and Mary Biggins, sponsors Michael Reily and Bridget Reily, October 8, 1876, (SMFRC) Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com

        Marriage: Mary circa 1907 according to the 1911 census and the Byrne Family Tombstone

        Children:

        1. Thomas Byrne [] (1908-1984) and Bridget

          Baptism: (Thomas, 1908 (1911 Census)

          Marriage: Bridget (Tombstone)

        2. Maggie, 1909 (1911 Census)

        3. Bridget, 1911 (1911 Census)

        1911 Census: See Thomas Byrne below

      5. Mary, born July 20, 1882 (SMFRC, Cong district birth, vol. 7, p 61)

        Note: www.shrule.com does not list a baptismal record

        Death: January 1883, Mohorra, age 4 months (SMFRC Cong District Deaths, vol. 4, p 50)

      6. Unknown: According to the 1911 census Mary Byrne, the wife of Thomas Byrne had six children, three of whom were still alive (John born 1873 is known to have died, Mary born 1882 is known to have died).

        Note: www.shrule.com does not list a baptismal record

      Griffith: Thomas Byrne replaced his mother, Nappy Byrne, in 1879

      1901 Census:

      Thomas, head, cannot read, age 55, farmer
      Mary, wife, cannot read, age 56
      Michael, son, read and write, age 23, single

      All born in Mayo, all Irish/English speakers

      1911 Census:

      Thomas, head, cannot read or write, age 7?, farmer, married
      Mary, wife, cannot read or write, age 73, married 40 years, 6 children, 3 still living
      Michael, son, read and write, age 25, married
      Mary, wife, read and write, age 26, married 4 years, 3 children, 3 still living
      Thomas, son, age 3
      Maggie, daughter, age 2
      Bridget, daughter, age 3 mo

      All born in Mayo, all the adults were Irish/English speakers, Thomas, age 3, was listed as an English speaker.

      Death of Mary Biggins Byrne: July 24, 1916

      Death of Thomas Byrne: August 25, 1938

    7. Margt of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Wm Laville and Mary Boyle, January 18, 1844, Mohorra.

    8. Honor of Michael Birne and Nappy Naughton, Martin Mulroony and Mary Naughton, March 30, 1846, Mohorra.

    Michael Byrne as a Sponsor:
    • Patr of Patr Boyle and Ann Glynn, Michl Berne and Honor Newel, October 15, 1837, Mohorra
    • Bridget of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, Michael Berne and Mary Cavanaugh, March 23, 1845, Tubbersharive

    Death of Michael Byrne: 1854 (Tombstone)

    Griffith:

    Nappy Bryne was listed at 2a in Mohorra with a house and forth share in 64 acres in Mohorra (1856 to 1879).

    Thomas Byrne, Nappy's son, was listed a 2a with a house and a forth share of 64 acres from 1879 to 1897.

    Griffith Changes: Nappy Byrne (1856 and book 2) #2 a in the Griffith.
    Nappy Byrne (book 2).
    Nappy Byrne in book 3 (1860-1861 ish).
    Nappy Byrne in book 4 (1863-1864ish).
    Nappy Byrne in book 5 (1865ish).
    Thomas Byrne in 1879 (book 6). Note: Nappy died in 1877 but the notation in the margin is "1879".
    Thomas Byrne in book 7 (1883-1897).
    Thomas Byrne at #7 in 1901 Census. Note: Peter Byrne (a brother of Thomas Bryne was also listed in 1901. Thomas Byrne was the landlord.
    Thomas Byrne at #14 in 1911. Note: Peter Byrne (a brother of Thomas Bryne was also listed in 1911. Thomas Byrne was the landlord.

    Death of Nappy Naughton Byrne: November 17, 1877, widow, age 60.

    Note on the Bryne Household in Mohorra from 1872-1875 :

    From at least 1872 to 1875, Nappy Byrne Langan (daughter of Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton) and her husband, Mathias, Langan lived in Mohorra. There son Martin was born in Mohorra in 1872 and their daughter, Maggie, was born in Mohorra in 1875. Although the civil record lists Mohorra as the place of birth, Martin's baptism was not recorded in the Shrule parish records.

    In 1872 Mathias Langan was listed in the civil records as a "farmer". Mathias Langan is never listed in the Griffith in Shrule parish. Therefore he and his family were living with some other "occupier" between 1872 and 1875. This was certainly Nappy Naughton Byrne at #2a. At the birth of Margaret Langan in November the household at #2a consisted of: Nappy Naughton Byrne, her son, Thomas, his wife, Mary Biggins Byrne, their daughter, Margaret (born in March 1875), Nappy Byrne Langan, her husband, Mathias Langan, their children, Pat, age 9, Martin, age 3, and the newborn, Margaret. It is possible that Mathias Langan's brother, Pat Langan "of Mohorra" who was "present at the birth" was also living with them. In addition Nappy's brother, Peter Byrne, was also never listed in the Griffith and so must have been living with another "occupier" which was most likely, Nappy Naughton Byrne et al.

General Notes

Only listings in the 1901 census in Shrule parish were for Thomas and Peter in Mohorra

Byrne in Mohorra today

The descendants of Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton still live in Mohorra.

Other Byrne Pages

To see images of the original Byrne cottage go to Byrne Cottage

For more detailed information of the Byrne family go to The Byrnes of Mocorha, Shrule Parish

To see images of the Byrne tombstone in Shrule go to Byrne Tombstone, Shrule

Byrne family Shruel Cemetery

In loving memory of Mary Byrne (Woodpark) who died 24.7. 1916
Her daughter in law Mary Byrne died 24.7. 1917
Her brother in law Peter Byrne died Aug. 1917
and also her husband Thomas Byrne died 25.8.1938
and her daughter Margaret Byrne died 29.6.1956
Her son Michael Byrne died 24.2.1965

Bridget Byrne dated 23.1.1973
Thomas Byrne dated 9.7.1984
Michael Byrne dated 20.7.1854
Nappy Byrne dated 9.11.1878
John Byrne dated 7.2.1890
Mary Byrne dated 21.7.1899
"Woodpark" Shrule cemetary Section 5, Grave 14


Conoffe (1837)

Pre famine only

According to www.shrule.com there was only one record for the name in the parish.

Conoffe Records in Mocorha

  1. Pat Conoffe and Margaret Conroy, Tubbersharive

    Birth:

    Marriage: No record in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Margt of Pat Conoffe (?) and Margt Conroy, Jno Walsh and Mary Ganard, July 28, 1837, Tubbersharive

    Note: The writing for this record is actually quite clear and it is definitely "Conoffe". Is it possible it was meant to " Conelly".

    Griffith: No listing in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra.


Conely (1841)

Pre famine only

There is only one record connected to the Conelys in Mohorra.

Conely Records in Mocorha

  1. Thomas Conely and Mary Beirne, Mohorra

    See Byrne

    Marriage: Thos Conely married Mary Beirne, December 12, 1841, Pat Conely and Mary Varily, Mohorra

    Children: No record of children in Shrule parish


Conry (Conroy) (1831-1911)

Pre famine and post famine

Notes:

  • The Conroys connected to Mohorra/Tubbersharive were Bridget, Margaret and Michael.
  • The only pre-famine records connected with Conry and Mohorra are the two times Bridget Conry acted as a sponsor at baptism.
  • Michael Conroy appears to have moved to Mohorra in 1869 (Griffith). He was born in Galway (1901)

Conroy Records in Mocorha

  1. Bridget Conry

    Bridget Conroy married Michael Swift. See Swift

    Sponsor:

    1. Jno of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Brian Goggins and Bridget Conry, December 13, 1831, Moharra
    2. Bridget of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, William Foy and Bridget Conry, September 1, 1832, Tubbersharive

  2. Margaret Conroy

    Margaret Conroy married to Pat Conoffe, 1837 Tubbersharive. See Conoffe

  3. Michael Conroy and Mary Meenehan (Meehan/Monohan) (1872-1911)

    Birth of Michael Conroy: Circa 1831, Galway (1901 census)

    Birth of Mary Meenehan: 1848 Co Galway W.R. (1901 census), 1839 Mayo (1911 census)

    Marriage: None in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Patrick(c. 1876- )
      Birth: Patrick born circa 1876/77 (1901 and 1911 censuses)
      1911 Census Ireland: Mohorra
      Further Records: Stayed in Ireland - did not marry per letter, 1938.
    2. Catherine (1872-c 1932)
      Birth: Cath of Michael Conroy and Mary Monahan, January 8, 1872, Mohorra, (www.shrule.com)
      1911 Census Ireland: Mohorra
      Death: Circa 1932 based on letter from 1938
    3. John of Michael Conroy and Mary Monahan, June 4, 1873, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      Death: Another John was baptized in 1877
    4. Michael (1874-?)
      Birth: Michael of Michael Conroy and Mary Monahan, August 2, 1874, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      1911 Census Ireland: Mohorra
      Further Records: Stayed in Ireland - did not marry per letter, 1938.
    5. John <> (1877-?)
      Birth: John* of Michael Conroy and Mary Monahan, April 1, 1877, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      Emigration: April 29, 1899, from Queenstown on the SS Lucania, John Conroy lab age 22, from "Ballinrobe" to his cousin Pat Ho---- in Mojave, California. John was traveling with 7 others from "Ballinrobe".
      Further Records: Moved to California - did not marry per letter, 1938.
    6. Thomas of Michael Conroy and Mary Meehan, February 24, 1880, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      Death: Another Thomas was baptized in 1884
    7. Bridget Conroy <> (c 1881-?) and Shelly Larson
      Birth: Bridget* (Delia) born circa 1881 (1901 census)
      Emigration: According to the letter she went to California where she married and had "2 girls and a boy died". Note: Not listed Ellis Island. Not listed Boston.
      Marriage: Shelley Larson circa 1909, Shelly born California circa 1879. Shelley's parents born Norway (per 1930 census)
      1880 Census: San Jacinto, San Diego, Elisha Larson, age 65, farmer, born Norway, Fredericka Larson, wife, age 40, born Sweden, Lincoln son age 11, Shelley son age 2, born California, Nathan Harrison black, age 48, born Ky, farm labourer
      Children:
      1. Josephine circa 1912 California
      2. Gloria circa 1923
      1910 Census: 35th Street, LA, Shelley Larson, age 32, married 2 years, born California, policeman, Delia Larson, age 31, married 2 years, no children, born Ireland, immigrated 1902
      WW I Draft Registration: Shelley Anthony Larson, 1223 (?) E 35th Street, Los Angeles, Cal. age 40, born March 16, 1878, police officer, City of Los Angeles, Delia Larson, wife, tall, slight build, blue eyes, light hair.
      1920 Census: 36 Street, LA, Shelley A Larson, head age 40, police, "Dalie", wife age 38, immigrated 1902, Na, Mary J daughter age 7, Thomas Conroy, brother in law, age 27, single, immigrated 1906, Na 1912, molder factory.
      1930 Census: Los Angeles City, E 35th Street, Shelly Larson, head own $10.000, radio, age 49, married at age 28, born California, police officer, LA City, Delia, age 48, married at 23, born Ireland, immigrated 1900, Josephine, age 18, born California, Gloria, age 7 born California, Thomas Conroy, brother in law, age 46, labourer foundry, born Ireland, immigration unknown.
    8. Thomas <> (1884-?)
      Birth: Thomas* of Michael Conroy and Mary Meenehan, January 23, 1884, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      Emigration: September 10, 1903, Aurania from Queenstown to Ellis Island, Conry, Thomas age 20, Ireland, Shrule. Wrong image comes up on EllisIsland.org
      Further Records: Moved to California - did not marry per letter, 1938. Listed with his sister Delia in the 1920 and 1930 censuses.
    9. Mary (c. 1884-?)
      Birth: Mary (Mary Ann) born circa 1884 (1901 census)
      Further Records: Stayed in Ireland - did not marry per letter, 1938.

    Notes:

    • Although the spelling of Mary's surname is different between 1877 and 1884, her children as listed in the censuses indicate that she was the same person.
    • The Baptisms of Patrick, Bridget and Mary are missing from the Shrule parish records. The missing record for Patrick could be explained by the fact that the Conroys may not have been living in the parish at the time of his birth. The missing records for Bridget circa 1881 and Mary circa 1884 are more suspect. It is more likely that they are simply missing.
    • * Emigrated to California per letter 1938. See below.
    • Pat, Catherine (Kate), Michael, John, Thomas and Mary did not married per letters 1938

    1901 Census:

    Michael Conroy, head, married, age 70 (?), born Galway W.R.
    Mary, wife, age 53, born Galway W. R.
    Patrick, son, age 25, born Mayo, S
    Kate, daughter, age 24, born Mayo, S
    Michael, son, age 22, born Mayo, S
    Bridget, daughter, age 20, born Mayo, S
    Thomas son, age 18, born Mayo, S
    Mary, daughter, age 17, born Mayo, S

    1911 Census:

    Mary, head, age 72, widow, married 40 years, 8 children 8 still living was entered and then crossed out, born Mayo Pat, son, age 40, born Mayo
    Kate, daughter, age 38, born Mayo
    Michael, son, age 36, born Mayo 2
    Mary Ann, daughter age 25, born Mayo

    Notes:

    • The ages of the children do not agree between the 1901 and 1911 censuses, although the order is the same.
    • Edward Lywell took the 1901 census in Mohorra. For most of the entries under "Where Born" he simply wrote Co Mayo or Co Galway. For the families of Michael Byrne, James Varrily and Michael Conroy he added letters after the county name. I do not know what the W. R. stands for, but I assume that S stands for Shrule.
    • In the 1901 Census it indicated that May was born in Galway in the 1911 census it indicates Mayo
    Griffith: 4a, house and 1/3 share in 99 acres. Michael Conroy took over the listing at 4a from John Mulrooney in 1869. I am missing the page in the 1897+ ledger.

    1938 Letter from Pat Conroy to Mary Lynskey Sullivan October 1938:

    "Michael and Mary lives here with me, none of us got married.
    1938 Letter from ____ Conroy to Mary Lynskey Sullivan December 1938:
    "Our John, Delia and Thomas are out in California. Delia is married she has 2 girls and a boy died. Thos or John did not get married at all neither did any of us here. We have a nice slated house built this long time and of course we are getting old.
  4. Ann Conry

    Sponsor: Margaret of Thomas Byrne and Mary Biggins, sponsors Redmond Neafsey and Anne Conry, March 10, 1875, Tubbersharive.

General Notes

Superficially it would appear the Conways left Mohorra before the 1856 Griffith and another Conroy branch arrived in Mohorra in 1869. However, the records clearly have large holes in them and it is also possible that the Conways remained in Mohorra the whole while.

Conroy family Shurle Cemetery

Michael Conroy dated 21.2.1905
Mary Conroy dated 10.2.1920
Catherine Conroy dated 26.8.1980
Michael Conroy dated 4.2.1952
Patrick Conroy dated 27.2.1950
Mary Ann Conroy dated 13.5.1967
Mochara


Conway

Pre famine

Notes:

  • There were Conways in the 1901 census in Shrule parish and in the later records for Shrule parish. No Conway in Mocorha in 1901 or 1911.

Conway Records in Mocorha

  1. Martin Conway and Cate Reilly, Tubbersharive, Bfad, and Mohorra (1840-1845)

    Marriage: Martin Conway to Cate Reilly, Martin Mulrooney and Bridget Noone, February 17, 1840, Tubbersharive

    See Reilly

    Children:

    1. Mary of Martin Conway and Cate Reily, Patrick (Noone) and Bridget Noone, November 27, 1841, "Bfad"
    2. Patrick of Martin Conway and Cate Reilly, Roger Hart and Cate Kean, January 7, 1845, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

    Sponsors:

    1. Bridget of Michael Reilly and Cate Moghan, Martin Conway and Cate Reily, October 5, 1841, Tubbersharive
    2. Tom Burke of Dennis (Burke) and Kate Garvy, can't read, Conway(?) and Mary Garvey, February 5 , 1862, Mohorra

  2. Mary Conway

    Sponsor: Bridget of Thomas Boyle and Winny Glynn, Jno Varrily and Mary Conway, January 28, 1833, Mohorra

  3. Bridget Conway

    Sponsor: Bridget of Pat Boyle and Anna Glynn, Daniel L?? and Bridget Conway, March 1, 1833, Mohorra

General Notes

Pre-famine

Other pre-famine Conway families in the parish: Dick Conway and Honor Lyden of both Graffee and Mount Henry had children between 1832 and 1844, Michael Conway and Mary Staunton of Shrule town had children between 1841 and 1844, James Conway and Anne Laffy had a child in Ravenhill in 1845, and Thomas Conway and Mary Whelan had a child in Ramolin in 1846. These four families had at least 5 sons, Pat, Martin, Thomas, Peter and James. Both the names Martin and Peter reappear as post-famine records.

Post-famine

The only Griffith listing was for Richard Conway in Cloghmoyne with a house and land.

Post-famine church records:

  1. Peter Conway married Margaret Gilmore in 1860
  2. Martin Conway married Bridget Hennely in 1868
  3. Ellen Conway married Michael McHugh in 1876
  4. Peter Conway married Helen Toher in 1892
  5. Dick Conway and Ellen Petty of Kilroe and Mount Henry had children in 1871 and 1873.

Peter Conway was listed in Ballycurrin Demesne in the 1901 census.

Conclusion:

Mary and Bridget (the sponsors in Mohorra in 1833) did not necessarily live in Mohorra. There a sparse but continuous records for Reilly in Mohorra from 1834 to 1911. Martin Conway and Cate Reilly were the sponsors to a daughter of Michael Reilly and Cate Moghan in 1841. Superficially, it appears that the Conway connection to Mohorra was through Cate Reilly Conway.


Costello (1833-1871)

Pre and post famine

Notes:

  • There were no listings for Costello in Shrule parish in the 1901 census.

Costello Records In Mocorha

  1. Cate Costello Higgins

    Child: Cate Costello and Pat Higgins had a child in Tubbersharive in 1833.

    See Higgins

  2. Mary Castelloe not necessarily from Mohorra

    Sponsor:

    1. Anthony (?) of Richard Burke and Bridget Feeney, Ned Brennen and Mary Costello, October 30, 1840, Mohorra
    2. Cate of Jno Farrell and Mary Whelan, Thos Do (Whelan) and Mary Castelloe, February 16, 1846, Mohorra

  3. Anthony Castelloe (1841)

    Marriage: Anthony Castelloe and Anne Burke, Thos Walsh and Judy Feeney, January 21, 1841, Mohorra

    Children: No record of children born in Shrule parish

    Note: Most likely Anne was a Mohorra Burke and they lived elsewhere after marriage.

  4. John Costello and Mary Laffy, Tubbersharive (1861-1871)

    Marriage: John Costello married Mary Laffy, Michael Varrily and Kitty Gibsy, February 4, 1861, Tubbershare

    Note: There were some Laffy records in Mocorha. See below.

    Children:

    1. Pat of John Costello and Mary Laffy, Tom Byrne and Honor Reily (?), March 10, 1864, Tubbershare
      Note: Tom Bryne, the godfather, lived in Tubbersharive and was the son of Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton. See Byrne.

    Griffith: 2d, land and house 1/4 share in 64 acres

    Daniel Fallon #2d 1856 to 1861
    John Costello 1861 to 1871.
    John Costello was crossed out in 1871 (book 6).
    2 d was not listed in book 7.
    Note: Someone may have been in this house after 1871 as there were still 17 houses listed in the 1901 census.

General Notes

  • It would appear that the Costellos came from somewhere else and were in Moharra only for about the ten years from 1861 to 1871.
  • There were Costellos in the 1901 census in other local parishes. See Shruel.com Costello 1901 Census

Currin (1842)

One Record 1842

Currin Records in Mocorha

  1. Thomas Currin (1842)

    Marriage: Thomas Currin to Mary Varrily, William Kine and Mary Mc Dermott, Mohorra, April 18, 1842, Mohorra

    Children: No record of children baptized in Shrule parish

    See Varrily below.


Donahoe (1832-1844)

Pre famine

Notes:

  • There was one listing for Donahoe in the 1901 census in Shrule Town.

Donahue Records in Mocorha

  1. James Donahoe and Bridget Mahoony, Mohorra

    James Donahoe, married in "Mohollogan", lived in Mohorra from 1834 to 1836, returned to "Mhologan" by 1838.

    Marriage: James Donahoe and Bridget Mahoony, Martin Murphy and Mary Mahoony, February 12, 1832, Mohollogan

    Children:

    1. Patrick of Jas Donahoe and (I can't read it. That part of the page is too dark), sponsor, Cate Donahoe, February 20, 1833, Mohorra
      Note: www.shrule.com says the missing information is Mother, Bgt Mahony.
    2. Jno of James Donahoe and Bridget Mahoney, Martin Donahoe and Mary Mahony, June 15, 1834, Mohorra
    3. Mary of Jas Donahoe and Bridget Mahony, (I can't read rest the rest. That part of the page is too dark ), August 25, 1836, Mohorra
    4. Margaret of James Donahoe and Bgt Mahony, December 16, 1838 (Bad handwriting, can't read godfather), Judy Do (the same), Mhologan

    James Donahoe as a sponsor: Catherine of Pat Murphy and Sarah Hughes, James Donahoe and Cate Sheridan, December 30, 1831, Mohorra

    James Donahoe in the Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

    Note: According to www.shrule.com there was only one Donahoe listed in Shrule parish in the 1856 Griffith. Thomas Donahoe rented property from George O'Higgins , M.P. in the townland of Ballynalty.

  2. Martin Donahoe not necessarily from Mohorra

    Sponsor:

    1. Jno of James Donahoe and Bridget Mahoney, Martin Donahoe and Mary Mahony, June 15, 1834, Mohorra
    2. Thos of Con Doherty and Libby Kenny, Martin (Donahoe) and Bab Donahoe, January 14, 1837, Mohorra
    3. Pat of Stephen Nally and Mary Doherty, Martin Donahoe and Bridget Nally, May 4, 1844, Mohorra
    4. Stephen Nally to Mary Doherty, Martin Donahoe and Bridget Nally, May 2, 1844, Mohorra

  3. Bab Donahoe not necessarily from Mohorra

    Thos of Con Doherty and Libby Kenny, Martin and Bab Donahoe, January 14, 1837, Mohorra

  4. Cate Donahoe not necessarily from Mohorra

    Patrick of Jas Donahoe and (can't read), sponsor, Cate Donahoe, February 20, 1833, Mohorra

  5. Thomas Donahoe not necessarily from Mohorra

    Margt of Pat Mc Cue and Mary (no last name), Thos Donahoe and Mary Doherty, March 13, 1837 Mohorra (?)

  6. Mary Donahoe McCue (McHugh)

    Mary Donahoe married Patrick McCue. See Patrick McCue and Mary Donahoe, Mohorra

    Sponsor: Bridget of Luke Kenny and Margt Walsh, Pat Fitzgerald (?) and Mary (Margt?) Donahoe. December 14, 1833, Mohorra

General Notes

  • Pre-famine

    Other Donahoes in the pre-famine parish records:

    1. Patrick Donahoe married Mary Mahoony in Mohollogan in 1835.
    2. Anthony Donahoe married Mary Naughton in Mohollogan 1839.
    3. Patrick Donahoe and Mary Mahoony had a daughter Mohollogan in 1836 and a daughter in Brackloon in 1842.
    4. Anthony Donahoe and Mary Naughton had two daughters in Mohollogan in 1839 and 1840.
    5. William Donahoe and Mary Eagleton had a child in Brackloon in 1846.
    6. Martin Donahoe of Cahrad, Thomas Donahoe of New Ballynalty and Michael Donahoe of Shrule had children in the 1830s.
  • Post-famine

    • There were no post famine marriages listed in Shrule parish.
    • Griffith:
      • There were no Donahoes listed in the Griffith in Mohorra.
      • There were no Donahoes listed in the Griffith in Mohollagan.
      • The only Griffith listing was for Thomas Donahoe in Ballynalty with a house and garden.
    • John Donahoe had children in Ballynalry/New Ballynalty between 1871 and 1881
    • Thomas Donahoe had children in Shrule town between 1885 and 1899.
    • The only listing for Donahoe in the 1901 census was Thomas Donahoe in Shrule.

Conclusion:

The Donahoe and Mahoony marriages and the connection to Mohollogan indicates some association between James and Patrick Donahoe. There may also be some association between James, Patrick, Anthony in Mohollogan and William in Brackloon.

Notes:

  • Patr Donahoe married Mary Mahoony, August 17, 1835, witnesses, Patr Gannon and Mary Laffy, Mhologan. They had children in Mhologan in the 1830s and 40s.
  • Anthony Donahoe married Margaret Naughton, April 9, 1839, witnesses, Thady and Cicely Mahoony, Mhologan. They had children in Mhologan in the 1830s and 40s.


Doherty (1835-1846)

Pre Famine

Doherty Records in Mocorha

  1. Con Doherty and Libby Kenny, Mohorra (1835-1837)

    Marriage: Libby Kenny, date and place unknown

    Note: There were Kennys in Mohorra. See Kenny

    Children:

    1. Thos of Con Doherty and Libby Kenny, Martin (Donahoe) and Bab Donahoe, January 14, 1837, Mohorra

    Marriage Certificate: A Certificate was given to a man to indicate that he was free to marry. It was usually issued so the man could marry outside of the parish. Con Doherty, October 29, 1846, Mohorra. This could indicate that Libby Kenny Doherty died and Con Doherty was given a clean slate to marry, probably outside the parish or it could be for a son also named Con.

    Con Doherty as a Sponsor: Pat of Richard Burke and Biddy Feeney, Con Doherty and Anne Burke, January 30, 1835, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra Notes:

    • Patrick Doherty listed in Moyne in 1856 was the only listing at www.shrule.com.

  2. John Doherty (1837-1846)

    Sponsor:

    1. Mary of Luke Kenny and Margt Walsh, Jno Daugherty and Mary Reily, February 18, 1837, Mohorra
    2. Honor of Martin Noone and Mary Mulloy, Jno Doherty and Bitty Feeney, February 27, 1846, Mohorra
    3. Witness to the marriage of Ellen Doherty in 1845

  3. Ellen Doherty, Mohorra (1845)

    Marriage: Thos Daly to Ellen Doherty, Jno (Doherty) and Mary Doherty, February 4, 1845, Mohorra

    Children: No record of children born in Shrule parish

    There were no other records for Daly in Mohorra/Tubbershrive.

  4. Mary Doherty

    Mary Doherty married Stephen Nally. See Nally

    Sponsor:

    1. Mary of Jno Farrel and Mary Whelan, Wm Fitzgerald and Mary Doherty, October, 5, 1841, Mohorra
    2. Margt of Pat Mc Cue and Mary (no last name), Thos Donahoe and Mary Doherty, March 13, 1837 Mohorra (?)

General notes

Pre-famine

Other records in the parish: Pat Doherty of Moyne had children between 1839 and 1844. James Doherty of Tooradmoyne had children between 1835 and 1846.

Post-famine

Patrick Doherty, with a house in Moyne, was the only Doherty in the 1856 Griffith. Patrick Doherty married Mary Walsh in 1861. There were no post-famine baptisms. Hanna Doherty in Moyne was the only Doherty listing in the 1901 census in Shrule parish.


Fallon (1856-1861)

Post famine

Fallon Records in Mocorha

  1. Daniel Fallon

    Marriage: Daniel Fallon married Mary Laffy, Mohollogan on 14 November 1847. Witnesses were Tom Hession and Margaret Moghan (Shrule.com)

    Sponsor: Michael of Patt Nally and Mary Kyne, Dan Fallon and Nappy Naughton, January 2, 1856, Tubbershare

    Churched: Mrs. Daniel Fallon, Tubbersharive, July 11, 1858

    Note: Churching was a blessing after childbirth. However, I have found that for most of the churchings in Shrule parish there is no corresponding baptism so perhaps it was a blessing after a miscarriage.

    Griffith:

    2d, Mohorra land and house
    Daniel Fallon 1856 to 1861 when he was replaced by John Costello

    19, land (no acreage given in 1857)
    Dan Fallon 1857 to (I am missing 13 on in the 1860-1861 ledger).
    John Costello was listed at 19 in the 1862-1864 ledger

    Note: Others a #2 were, Nappy Byrne, Michael Murphy, and James Noone

General Notes
  • There were other Fallons in pre famine Shrule:
    • Joseph Fallon and Mary Walsh in Shrule village
    • Michael Fallon and Bridget Gibbons in Mohologan
    • Mark Fallon and Sarah Scahille in Mohologan
    • Patrick Fallon and Winny O'Brien in Bohebee
  • Daniel Fallon was in the tithe in Mocollagan
  • Shrule.com also lists several Fallon marriage
  • Only one listing for Fallon in 1901 - Mary in Shrule village

Farrell (1838-1846)

Pre famine

Fallon Records in Mocorha

  1. John Farrell and Mary Whelan, Mohorra

    Marriage: John Farrell and Mary Whelan, Jas Walsh and Mary Corbert, February 12, 1838, Mohorra

    Children:

    1. Margt of Jno Farrell and Mary Whelan, Thos Do (Whelan) and Mary Carbet, December 18, 1838, Mohorra
    2. Mary of Jno Farrel and Mary Whelan, Wm Fitzgerald and Mary Doherty, October, 5, 1841, Mohorra
    3. Honor of Jno Farrel and Mary Whelan, Jno Brennan and Mary Fitzgerald, November 18, 1844, Mohorra
    4. Cate of Jno Farrel and Mary Whelan, Thos Do (Whelan) and Mary Castelloe, February 16, 1846, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

    John Farrell and Mary Whelan as Sponsors:

    1. Mary of Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara, Ned Brennan and Mary Whelan, November 23, 1837, Mohorra
    2. Ned of Ned Brennen and Margt Hanahan, Jno Farrlee and Mary Whelan, September 28, 1835
    3. Mary of Ned Brennan and Margt Hanahan, Jno Farrell and Mary Fahy (?) May 19, 1839, Mohorra
    4. John of Jno Fitzgerald and Sally Crisham, Jno Farrell and Mary O'Hara, January 18, 1844, Mohorra
    5. Jno of Stephen Nally and Mary Doherty, Jno Farrell and Mary Whelan, March 6, 1846, Mohorra

    Note: Mary Whelan was not Mrs. Farrell until 1838, after the 1835 baptism when Jno Farrlee (Farrell) and Mary Whelan were the godparents.

General notes

Pre-famine

  • Other pre-famine records in Shrule parish include: the marriage of Michael Farrell to Bridget Walsh in 1844, the baptisms of their two sons in Cahrard (1845 and 1846), and the baptisms of a son and two daughters of Peter Farrell and Bridget Meah of Toorardmoyne in 1831 and 1839.
  • There are no Farrell listings in the 1856 Griffith in Shrule parish.
  • There were no other Whelan records connected with Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

Post-famine

  • There are no post-famine records for Farrell in Shrule parish.
  • There were numerous Whelan marriages and baptisms and three listings in the Griffith. There were no Whelans listed in the 1901 census in Shrule parish.


Fitzgerald (1825-1911)

Pre and post famine

Notes:

  • The Fitzgeralds were one of the four families in Mohorra/Tubbersharive who were in the records from the tithe to the 1911 census.
  • They were the only family to be listed from the 1825 Tithe to the 1911 Census in Mocorha. John Fitzgerald was listed in the Tithe Applotment in 1825 with 60 acres of land in "Mocorrow".
  • By the time the records started in the 1830s there were two Fitzgerald families in Mohorra:
    1. John Fitzgerald and Mary Lee who had a daughter in Mohorra in 1831
    2. Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara who had children in Mohorra between 1837-46
  • John Fitzgerald and Sarah Crisham Fitzgerald had children between 1844 and 1861 (?). I believe that two of their children, Thomas and William, were listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses.
  • There were three listings for Fitzgerald in Mohorra in the 1901 census: William, Michael and Thomas.
  • There were four listings for Fitzgerald in the 1911 census: Bridget, Michael, Julia (the widow of Thomas) and William
  • www.shrule.com lists 36 baptisms for Fitzgerald in Shrule parish. Half of them were for Fitzgeralds in Mohorra.
Fitzgerald Records in Mocorha

  1. John Fitzgerald and Mary Lee, Mohorra

    Marriage: Most likely before the records start

    Children:

    1. Bridget of Jno Fitzgerald and Mary Lee, Edwin Galleher and Sally Fitzgerald, December 30, 1831, Mohorra

    Notes:

    • This may have been the same John Fitzgerald listed in the tithe.
    • No Gallehers in Mohorra.

  2. Death:

  3. Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara, Mohorra (1837 to ????)

    Marriage: None in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Mary of Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara, Ned Brennan and Mary Whelan, November 23, 1837, Mohorra
    2. Ellen of Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara, Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary (can't read), July 3, 1838, Mohorra.
    3. Sarah of Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara, Sarah Fitzgerald, no godfather, April 18, 1841, Mohorra
    4. Bridget of Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara, Thos (O'Hara) and Bridget O'Hara, December 30, 1843, Mohorra
    5. Michael of Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara, Bartley (no other information), October 2, 1846, Mohorra

    Notes on godparents: Sarah Fitzgerald could have been the Sara Crisham Fitzgerald, wife of John Fitzgerald.

    Sponsor:

    1. Bridget of Luke Kenny and Margt Walsh, Pat Fitzgerald (?) and Mary (Margt ? Donahoe, December 14, 1833, Mohorra
    2. Ellen of Ned Brennen and Margt Hanahan, Pat Fitzgerald and Anne Burke, October 16, 1840, Mohorra.
    3. Honor of Jno Farrel and Mary Whelan, Jno Brennan and Mary Fitzgerald, November 18, 1844, Mohorra
    4. Kitty of John Murphy and Biddy Murphy, Ned Brennen and Mary Fitzgerald, April 27, 1857, Mohorra

    Griffith:

    Patrick Fitzgerald 1855-1880 at #7a, house, offices and land, #5, #6, and #8 land only totaling about 25 acres The numbers get moved around a little but it is basically the same thing from 1855-1883. I am missing the page that contains numbers 5, 6 7 and 8 in the 1883 to 1897 ledger. so I do not know who was at this property after 1880.

    #20 1857 John Fitzgerald and Pat Fitzgerald are sharing 38+ acres
    Patrick Fitzgerald continued at #20 until at least 1897

    See changes at #20 under John Fitzgerald.

    Death of Patrick Fitzgerald: He must have died between 1897 and the 1901 census.

  4. William Fitzgerald

    Sponsor: Mary of Jno Farrel and Mary Whelan, Wm Fitzgerald and Mary Doherty, October, 5, 1841, Mohorra

  5. Sally Fitzgerald

    Sponsor: Bridget of Jno Fitzgerald and Mary Lee, Edwin Galleher and Sally Fitzgerald, December 30, 1831, Mohorra

    Marriage: Sally Fitzgerald married Michael Murphy in Mohorra on February 4 ,1834.

    See Murphy

  6. John Fitzgerald [] and Sarah Crisham, and their sons, Thomas and William, Mohorra (1844-1911)

    Marriage: None in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. John of Jno Fitzgerald and Sally Crisham, Jno Farrell and Mary O'Hara, January 18, 1844, Mohorra
      Note: Mary O'Hara was the wife of Patrick Fitzgerald.

    2. Cate of Jno Fitzgerald and Sarah Crisham, Ned Brennan and Bridget Feeney, May 13, 1846, Mohorra
    3. Thomas Fitzgerald [] (c 1851 - ?) and Judith (Julia) McEvaddy (and other variations), Mohorra

      Born: Circa 1851 (1901 census). No record Shrule Parish. Most likely the son of John Fitzgerald and Sarah Crisham Fitzgerald: He is the right age and was listed at two properties with Sarah Fitzgerald. However, there is always the possibility that he is related in some other way.

      Birth of Julia McEvaddy (etc): 1851/56 Mayo or Galway (19901 and 1911 censuses)

      Marriage: None in Shrule parish

      Children:

      1. Pat, of Thomas Fitzgerald and Judith Kennedy, November 20, 1875, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        Further Records: Not in the 1901 Census in Mohorra. Note: In the 1911 census Julia Fitzgerald indicated that she only had 3 living children out of 9 births. She had Martin and Julia with her in the census.
      2. Michael of Thomas Fitzgerald and Judith McEvaddy, July 14, 1879, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        Further Records: Not in the 1901 Census in Mohorra
      3. John of Thomas Fitzgerald and Judith "Keady", February 14, 1880, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        Further Records: Not in the 1901 Census in Mohorra
      4. Michael of Thomas Fitzgerald and Julia Carmody, May 23, 1880, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        Note: Baptisms for John and Michael are too close together. There were either two couples or the date of one of these records is in error.
        Further Records: Not in the 1901 Census in Mohorra
      5. Thomas of Thomas Fitzgerald and Julia Cassidy, March 29, 1882, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        Further Records: Listed with his parents in the 1901 census.
      6. Mary born circa 1886, info from 1901 census. Note: There is a listing for Mary of "Pat" Fitzgerald and Julia "Conway", September 20, 1885, Mohorra.
        Further Records: Listed with her parents in the 1901 census.
      7. Bridget of Thomas Fitzgerald and Judith "McKeany", March 26, 1888, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        Further Records: Listed with her parents in the 1901 census.
      8. Martin Fitzgerald<>
        Birth: Martin of Thomas Fitzgerald and Judith McEvaddy, October 31, 1891, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        Further Records: Listed with his parents in the 1901 census.
        1911: In Mohorra
        Immigration: September 01, 1912, Ellis Island from Queenstown, Campania, age 21, labourer, mother, Julia Fitzgerald, Shrule, Co. Mayo, to New York cousin, John Fahy, 337 E 22 St NYC, 5'9", fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes. (no WWI DR for John Fahy NYC) WWI Draft Registration: Possible but uncertain.
      9. Julia of Thomas Fitzgerald and Judith McEvaddy, November 3, 1895, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        1911: In Mohorra

      Note: The maiden name of Judith Fitzgerald is all over the place and two of the births are too close together to be possible for the same mother. However, Thomas, Mary, Bridget, Martin and Julia were listed in the 1901 census with Thomas and "Julia" Fitzgerald, so it is most likely that the children were all born to the same mother. Judith's maiden names at the births were: Cassidy, McKeany and McEvaddy. The year and place of her birth is also different between the 1901 census and the 1911 census. This is common in census information.

      Emigration: Nothing obvious for any of the Fitzgerald children through Ellis Island or Boston.

      Griffith: #9 through #11a

      • John Fitzgerald 1856 to either 1878 or 1880 (two dates noted in margin)
      • 1878 or 1880 Sarah Fitzgerald replaced John and Thomas Fitzgerald was added at are both listed at #9 though #11a and the land at #20.
      • Sarah Fitzgerald was crossed out and William Fitzgerald was added in 1895. Thomas Fitzgerald was still listed in the 1897 ledger. There was a notation of 1884 on both entries but it is not know to what the date refers.

      #20

      See John Fitzgerald and Patrick Fitzgerald in the Griffith above.

      1901 Census:

      Thomas Fitzgerald, head, read and write, age 50, farmer, born Mayo
      Julia, wife, age 45, cannot read, born Mayo
      Thomas, son, age 18, born Mayo
      Mary, daughter, age 15, born Mayo
      Bridget, daughter, age 13, born Mayo
      Martin, son, age 10, born Mayo
      Julia, daughter, age 5, born Mayo

      All the appropriate aged children can read and write. All Irish/English speakers except Julia who had a dash in that column.

      1911 Census:

      Julia, read and write, age 60, widow, born Galway
      Martin, son, age 19, born Mayo
      Julia, daughter, age 15, born Mayo

      All Irish/English speakers. Note: No years of marriage entered. Total children 9, living 3, was entered and crosses out.

      Note: Julia was one of the older folk in Mohorra who appears to have learned to read and write between the 1901 and the 1911 censuses

    4. William Fitzgerald [] (circa 1852- ?) and Maria Madden, Mohorra

      Birth: Either c 1861 or 1852 (conflicting data in the 1901 and 1911 censuses) Most likely the son of John Fitzgerald and Sarah Crisham Fitzgerald, based on Griffith changes.

      Birth of Maria Madden Fitzgerald: Circa 1874 Mayo (1901 and 1911 censuses)

      Marriage: William Fitzgerald married Marie Madden February 18, 1897.

      Children:

      1. Maria of William Fitzgerald and Maria Madden, July 21, 1898, Mohorra
      2. John born circa 1898, info from census or 1902, info from 1911 census.
      3. Michael born circa 1905, info from 1911 census
      4. Sarah born circa 1909, info from 1911 census

      1901 Census:

      William, read and write, age 40, farmer, born Mayo, Irish/English
      Mary, wife, read and write, age 27, born Mayo, Irish/English
      Mary, daughter, age 3
      John, son, age 3

      1911 Census: William Fitzgerald, head, age 59, farmer
      Marie, wife, age 36, 14 years, 4 children 4 still living
      Mary, daughter, age 12
      John, son, age 9
      Michael, son, age 6
      Sarah, daughter, age 2

      All able to read and write. William, Maria and Mary listed as Irish/English speakers. The three younger children were listed as English speakers.

    Note: I am assuming that Thomas and William were the sons of John Fitzgerald and Sarah Crisham Fitzgerald based on changes made in the Griffith. They could however, be related in some other manner.

    Sponsor: Cilia Murphy of John and Bridget Murphy, Jno Fitzgerald and Mary (can't read), June 24, 1859, Mohorra

    Griffith:

    # 9, #10 and #11a (land at 9, 10 and 11a) (house, land and offices, at 11a) (Total land about 22 acres)

    • John Fitzgerald 1856 to 1878 (or 1880)
    • 1878 (or 1880) John was crossed out and Sarah Fitzgerald was entered. It is not clear on the copy that I have why there are two dates. However, since Sarah was John's wife it can be assumed that John died and Sarah took over the property in either 1878 or 1880. Sarah Fitzgerald was also added with James D Meldon as the immediate lessor.
    • 1884 or 1895 Sarah Fitzgerald was replaced by William Fitzgerald at #9, 10 and 11a. Both dates were listed and it is not clear what they mean (However, at # 20 where the same change was made only the 1895 date was noted in the margin.). Sarah Fitzgerald was still listed as the "Immediate Lessor".
    • William was listed at 9-11 until at least 1897. William was listed in Mohorra the 1901 and 1911 censuses.
    • There was another change at #9, #10, and #11a. I can't tell exactly when it occurred. In the 1865 ledger only John Fitzgerald was listed. In the ledger with dates from 1866 to 1880, Thomas Fitzgerald was also entered. So that from that ledger on there were two Fitzgeralds listed at these numbers. I do not know if this change was made in 1866 when the ledger was new or in 1878/1880 when the notations were entered in the margin.
    • William and Thomas were both listed at 9 though 11 until at least 1897.

    #20

    • 1857 John Fitzgerald and Pat Fitzgerald sharing 38+ acres
    • 1878/1880 the same changes were made as at 9 through 11a.
    • 1895 the same changes were made as at 9, 10, and 11a.
    • William, Patrick and Thomas continue at #20 until at least 1897

    Death of John Fitzgerald: 1878 or 1880 based on the change in the Griffith.

    Death of Sarah Crisham Fitzgerald: Circa 1895, based on the change in the Griffith.

  7. Michael Fitzgerald (born c 1851/1856)

    Birth: No baptismal record in Shrule parish

    1901 Census Mohorra:

    Michael Fitzgerald, head, age 45, not married, born Mayo (born c 1856)
    Bridget Fitzgerald, sister, age 34, not married, born Mayo (born c 1867)
    James Payne, nephew, age 18, not married, born Mayo

    All read and write. All Irish/English speakers

    Note: The is no baptismal record in Shrule parish for James Payne. However, there are baptismal records for other Payne children were the mother was a Fitzgerald. Celia Fitzgerald was married to Michael Payne before 1869. Mary Fitzgerald was married to Peter Payne before 1868. Neither marriage was recorded in Shrule parish. Both couples lived in Poulacople.

    1911 Census Mohorra:

    Michael, head age 60, born Mayo
    Kate, wife, age 39, married 9 years, 5 children
    Pat, son, age 8
    John, son, age 6
    James, son, age 5
    Mary, daughter, age 1

    All appropriate aged member of the family can read and write, all both Mayo, Michael, Kate and Pat listed as Irish/English speakers. John and James listed as English speakers. Mary not listed.

    Notes:

    • Michael Fitzgerald was born circa 1851-6.
    • The marriage information indicates that he must have been close to 50 when he married
    • He was a sibling of Bridget based on the 1901 census

  8. Bridget Fitzgerald (born a Fitzgerald c. 1865)

    Birth: No record in Shrule parish of the baptism of Bridget Fitzgerald.

    1911 Census Mohorra:

    Bridget Fitzgerald, head, read and write, age 36, farmer, single, Irish/English speaker, born Co. Mayo

    Note: It is possible that Bridget in the 1911 census was the same as Bridget listed with Michael in the 1901 census. There are others in these censuses whose age is off by 10 years.

Fitzgerald family Shrule Cemetery

Martin Fitzgerald dated 5.6.1996
Carmel Fitzgerald dated 3.2.1999
Mochara

Fitzgerald family
William Fitzgerald dated 6.8.1931
Mary Fitzgerald dated 25.8.1944
Mary Mellett dated 5.1.1951
Michael Mellett dated 14.3.1956
Thomas Mellett dated 26.5.1968
Mocarra Shrule cemetary Section 4, Grave 41

Fitzgerald family
Michael Fitzgerald [word]
and his wife Kate
also his siter Bridget Fitzgerald
and their son Pat Fitzgerald died 23.12.1994 age 92
Jim Fitzgerald dated 27.12.1994 age 88
Kathleen Fitzgerald dated 12.2.2007
Mochara Shrule cemetary Section 4, Grave 48


Fitzmorris (1833-1838)

Pre famine

Fitsmorris Records Mocorha

  1. Morris Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Tubbersharive

    The only records for the name in Shrule parish were the four baptisms listed below.

    Marriage: Unknown

    Children:

    1. Jno of Maurice (?) Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Nichl Burke and Mary Morris, July 11, 1833, Tubbersharive
    2. Bridget of Morris Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Richard Foy and Mary Higgins, February 20, 1836, Tubbersharive
    3. Margt of Morris Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Phillip Fitzmorris and Mary Stanton, July 20, 1838, Tubbersharive
    4. Peter of Morris Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Pat (Higgins) and Mary Higgins, March 1, 1841, Tubbersharive

    Notes on the godparents:

    • Mary Stanton was the wife of Edmond Geraghty
    • Mary Higgins was the wife of John Mulrooney.

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

    Note: There were Fitzmorrises listed in the Griffith in Cong Parish


Foye (1835-1889)

Pre famine

Notes:

  • The Shrule website lists Foy=Fahy. However, the Fahy listings do not seem connected to the following Foys.
  • There are not many records for Foy in Shrule parish.

Foye Records Mocorha

  1. The "Foy" listings in the parish records are:

    • Marriage and Baptism: Bridget Foy married Patrick O'Neal in Tubbersharive in 1835. They had at least three children born in Tubbersharive between 1836 and 1845. See Pat O'Neal for details.

    • Marriage: Pat Foy and Mary Sheridan, April 25, 1839 (Mount Henry) Mary born 1840.

      1. Baptism: Mary of Patrick Foy and Margt Sheridan, Mary (Foy) and Richard Foy, August 29, 1840, Tubbersharive

    • Sponsors: Mary Foy and Richard Foy to Mary Foy, August 29, 1840

    • Marriage: Mary Foy and Michael Golding, June 21, 1842 (Lakeview)

    • Sponsors: Judy of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Higgins, Wm Foy and Mary Foy, March 7, 1846 Tubbersharive

    • Sponsor: Bridget of Morris Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Richard Foy and Mary Higgins, February 20, 1836, Tubbersharive

    • Baptism: _____ Foy of D Foy and ____, October 6, 1889, Mount Henry www.shrule.com

    Griffith:

    There were no Foys in the Griffith in Mohorra.

    Margaret Foy was listed in the 1856 Griffith with a house in Ramolin.

General Notes

Pre-famine

Other pre-famine records in Shrule parish include: Thomas Foy had a daughter in Cloonbanane in 1836. Patrick Foy had a daughter in Cahercat in 1837.

Post-famine

There were no post famine Foy marriages in Shrule parish.

_____ of D Foy baptized in Mt Henry in 1889.

Patrick Foy was listed in Mt Henry in the 1901 census.

Post-famine records for Sheridan include: Patrick listed in the Griffith in Bunnafollistran, John listed in Mocollagan in the 1901 census and numerous marriages and baptisms (none in Mohorra/Tubbersharive).


Garvey (1831-1842)

Pre Famine

Garvy Records Mocorha

  1. James Garvey and Mary Glynn, Mohorra

    Marriage: May Glynn, Unknown

    Children:

    1. Pat of Jas Garvey (?) and Mary Glynn, Jno Varrily and Winny Glynn, December 30, 1831, Mohorra
    2. Jas of Jas Garvey (?) and Mary (?) Glynn, Pat Boyle and Bridget Mulroony, May 17, 1833, Mohorra
    3. Cate of Jas Garvy (?) and Mary Glynn, Patrick Lee and Mary Berne (?), March 1,1836, Mohorra
    4. Mary of Jas Garvy and Mary Glynn, Frank Kean and Bridget Varrily, February 19, 1838, Mohorra
    5. William of Jas Garvy and Mary Glynn, Patrick Boyle and Anne Glynn, June 24, 1839, Mohorra
    6. Bridget of Jas Garvy and Mary Glynn, Ellen Quinn, no godfather, June 24, 1842, Mohorra

    Notes on baptismal sponsors: Winny Glynn was married to Thomas Boyle, Mohorra

    Notes on Children of James Garvey and Mary Glynn:

    • Kate Garvey married Denis Burke in 1856.
    • Mary Garvey was the witness at the marriage of Kate Garvy and Denis Burke in 1856, and the godmother of their son, Tom, in 1862. See Denis Burke and Kate Garvy

    Other Records: Churched Mary Garvy or Glynn, December 10, 1845, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

    Note: Garvey was a pretty common name in the parish.

General Notes

Pre-famine

Garvy was a relatively common name in the parish with multiple pre and post famine marriages and baptisms.

Post-famine

There were 21 listings for Garvey in the 1856 Griffith in other townlands: John and Patrick Garvey with houses in Moyne, Anthony, Bridget and Thomas (sen) with land in Mount Henry, Thomas, James, Michael, and Margaret with houses in Toorard, Mary Garvey with land in Toorard and Patrick Garvey with a house and land in Ramolin, Patrick Garvey with house, yard and garden and other property in Shrule town, Patrick with land in Dalgan Demesne, Thomas, sen., Anthony, John, James and Thomas, jun. all with house and land in Grotback. Anthony and Bridget with land in Grotback. Bridget Garvey with land in Ballycurrin Demesne.

There were numerous marriage and baptismal records.

There were 13 listings for Garvey in the 1901 census in Shrule parish: John in Shrule town, Patrick in Cloghmoyne, William, Michael, Bridget and Mary in Grotback, Honor and Patrick in Moyne, Michael, Patrick, Anthony and Anthony in Toorard.


Geraghty (1832-1845)

Pre Famine

Geraghty Records Mocorha

  1. Edmond Geraghty, Ellen Shaughnessy and Mary Stanton, Tubbersharive

    Ned is a nickname for Edmond

    Marriage: Ellen Shaughnessy

    See Shaughnessy

    Children:

    1. Honor of Edmd Geraghty and Ellen Shaughnessy, Patrick Higgins and Mary Swift, May 15, 1832, Tubbersharive
    2. Bridget of Edmond Geraghty and Ellen Shaughnessy, Jas Swift and Mary Higgins, March 19,1834, Tubbersharive Cate of Ned Geraghty and Mary Stanton, Richard Foy and Margt Stanton, March 8, 1837, Tubbersharive.

    Death of Ellen Shaughnessy Geraghty:

    Marriage: Ned Geraghty married Mary Stanton, witnesses, Thady King and Margt Stanton, May 8, 1836, New Ballynalty

    Children:

    1. Cate of Ned Geraghty and Mary Stanton, Richard Foy and Mary Goggins, March 8, 1837, Tubbersharive
    2. Margt of Edmond Geraghty and Mary Stanton, Morris Fitzmorris and M Walsh, May 27, 1839, Tubbersharive
    3. Thos of Ned Geraghty and Mary Stanton, Mary Geraghty, no godfather, June 12, 1842, Tubbersharive
    4. Edmond of Edmond Geraghty and Mary Stanton, Patrick (?) Geraghty and Bridget Hobart (?), February 29, 1845, Tubbersharive

    Sponsor: Patrick son of Patrick O'Neal and Bridget Foy, March 19, 1845, Edmond Gereghty and Ellen (?) Heneley Tubbersharive

    Griffith: No Geraghty listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  2. Mary Geraghty

    Sponsor: Thos of Ned Geraghty and Mary Stanton, Mary Geraghty, no godfather, June 12, 1842, Tubbersharive

  3. Patrick Geraghty

    Sponsor: Edmond of Edmond Geraghty and Mary Stanton, Patrick (?) Geraghty and Bridget Hobart (?)), February 29, 1845, Tubbersharive

General notes

Pre-famine

Geraghty was a relatively popular name in the parish with multiple pre and post famine marriages and baptisms.

Post-famine

There were 7 listings for Geraghty in the 1856 Griffith: Thomas Geraghty, jun. a house and land in Ballycurrin Demesne, Thomas with house, yard and garden and other property in Shrule town, Patrick with a house, and garden in Shrule town, Thomas with a house and land in Shrule, Thomas, sen. and Michael both with a house and land in Grotbrack and Thomas with land in Ramolin,.

There were three Gareghtys in the 1901 census in Shrule parish: Martin in Ballycullen Demesne, Martin and Julia in Grotbrack.


Gibsey

Pre Famine

Gibsey Records Mocorha

  1. See Byrne

    Michael Gibsy and Cate Burans and/or "Margt" Berne, Mohorra

    Marriage: Cate Berne

    Children:

    1. Sarah of Michael Gibsy and Cate Berne, Michael (?) Walsh and Bridget Foy, September 11, 1832, Mohorra
    2. Cate of Michael Gibsy and Cate Berne, Michael (Lally) and Mary Lally, May 26, 1834, Mohorra
    3. Bridget to Michael Gibsy and "Margt" Burans, Peter Lally and Bridget Varrily, September 25, 1836, Mohorra
    4. Margt of Michael Gibsy and Cate Berne, Thomas Boyle and Anne Kean, March 10, 1839, Mohorra
    5. Jno of Michael Gibsy and Cate Berne, Thos Kellele (?) and Winny Boyle, April 7, 1842, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

General Notes

Pre-famine

Several pre-famine families.

Post-famine

There were 15 post famine Gibsy marriages and 23 post-famine Gibsy baptisms.

John Gibsy and Thomas Gibsy were both listed in the Griffith with a house and land in Bunnafollistran. None of the post-famine baptisms were in Bunnafollistran.

Patrick and John Gibsy were listed in the 1901 census in Mohologan. They both had children listed in Mohologan in the post-famine baptismal records.


Goggins

Pre Famine

Goggins Records Mocorha

  1. Brun (Brian) Goggins and Judy Moran, Tubbersharive

    Marriage: Certificate to Brun Goggins February 17, 1833, Tubbersharive. This was a certificate that the groom was free to marry. No marriage record in Shrule parish.

    Children:

    1. Mary of Brun Goggins and Judy Moran, Thos Goggins and Mary Moran, August 30, 1835, Tubbersharive
    2. Bridget of Brun Goggins and Judy Moran, Jas (Noone) and Cate Noone, January 1 or 7, 1838, Tubbersharive
    3. Jas of Brun Goggins and Judy Moran, William (Goggins) and Mary Goggins, August 4, 1840, Tubbersharive
    4. Jno of Brun Goggins and Judy Moran, Pat Noone and Mary Brown, April 29, 1843, Tubbersharive

    Sponsor:

    1. Jno of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Brian Goggins and Bridget Conry, December 13, 1831, Moharra
    2. Patrick of William Noone and Mary Meah, Brian (Goggins) and Judy Goggins, March 11, 1836, Tubbersharive

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  2. Thomas Goggins and Ellen Walsh, Tubbersharive

    Marriage: Thomas Goggins married Ellen Walsh, witnesses Jas Noone and Judy Walsh, November 27, 1837 Bfad

    Children:

    1. Patrick of Thos Goggins and Ellen Walsh, Patrick Noone and Bridget Foy, January 7, 1840, Tubbersharive
    2. Mary of Thos Goggins and Ellen Walsh, Mary Walsh, no godfather, December 12, 1844, Tubbersharive Note: Mary Goggins married Edward "Mea" and had several children in Tubbersharive in the 1870's, see Meah

    Sponsor: Mary of Brun Goggins and Judy Moran, Thos Goggins and Mary Moran, August 30, 1835, Tubbersharive

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  3. Thomas Goggins and Winny Boyle, Mohorra 1844

    Marriage: Thomas Goggins to Winny Boyle, Jno Kine (?) and Winny Kean, February 19, 1844, Mohorra

    No record of children born in Shrule parish

  4. Cate Goggins

    Sponsor: Edmond of Jno "Magh" and Bridget Noone, April 25, 1833, Michael Reily and Cate Goggins, Tubbersharive

  5. Judy Goggins

    Marriage: Judy Goggins married John Murran before 1832

    See Murran

  6. Mary Goggins

    Sponsor: William of Jas Noone and Mary Brown (?), Jas Noone and Mary Goggins, July 14, 1839, Tubbersharive

General Notes

No Goggins listed in Shrule parish in the 1901 census.


Henehan (Heneghan)

Post Famine

Henehan Records Mocorha

  1. Michael Henehan [] (c 1838 - ??) and Sabrina (et al) Mullen, Mohorra

    Birth: born circa 1836 (1901 census). No listing in Shrule parish

    Marriage: Sabina, Sarah, Bridget Mullin, no listing in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Mary of Michael Henehan and Sabina Mullin, December 1, 1864 (www.shrule.com)

    2. Brid of Michael Henehan and Sabina Mullin, May 11, 1866 (www.shrule.com)
      Death: Another Bridget appears to have been born circa 1874

    3. John of Michael Henehan and Sara Mullin, June 28, 1868 (www.shrule.com)
      Death: Another John born in 1874

      6 year gap in births Other possible children born to Michael and Sarah

    4. John Henehan [] (1874-1966) and Mary _____

      Birth: John of Michael Henehan and Sarah Mullin, December 16, 1874 (www.shrule.com)
      Marriage: Mary
      Children:

      1. Pat (c. 1901) - died 1929 age 18
      2. Sarah (1908) - died 1967 age 59
      3. Mary
      4. Nora (c 1914) - died 1930 age 16
      5. Daughter per 1938 letter
      6. Daughter per 1938 letter ?? I am assuming 4 daughters still alive in 1938. Nora died in 1930.

      1911 Census, Ireland: See below

      1938 Letter from Pat Conroy to Mary Lynskey Sullivan:

      "John Henehan was married in his own home his wife died and he has 4 daughters."

      Tombstone: According to their tombstone which is written in both Gaelic and English

      Mary Heneghan, Mochara Died 6th March 1931, aged 54 yrs.
      Her Husband, John Died 1st Sept 1966, aged 92 yrs.
      Their son, Patrick, Died 11 April 1929, aged 18 years
      Their daughter, Nora, Died 16th June 1930, aged 16 yrs
      Their daughter, Sarah, died 14th March 1967 aged 59 yrs

    5. Bridget (circa 1874) <>
      Birth: Circa 1874 based on age at immigration. No record of Baptism Shrule.com
      Immigration: 1897 June 9 Tuetonic, Queenstown Bridget Henehan age 23, "Moharra" to Pittsburgh (1874)
      Further Records for Henehan/Heneghan in Pittsburgh: Nothing in Ancestry for Bridget in Pittsburgh. No Henehan/Heneghan in Pittsburgh in 1900. Note: She may have moved to NYC as Ellen Heneghan listed her sister, Bridget in NYC at the time of her immigration in 1898 see next entry.

    6. Ellen (1877-c. 1836) <>
      Birth: Ellen of Michael Henehan and Sally Mullin, February 13, 1877 (www.shrule.com)
      Immigration: Queenstown to NYC, 1898 August 24, Teutonic, Ellen Heneghan, age 20, from Shrule to sister, Bridget, hotel Empire NYC
      Further Records: "Ellen Henehan and Mary Varilly was home about 6 years ago. Ellen H. died 2 years ago." 1938 letter.

    7. Michael (c. 1879-?) <>
      Birth: Michael, circa 1879 (1901 Census)
      Emmigration: ?? He must have immigrated before 1907 as he was listed as a US Citizen in 1907
      Emigration: Michael Henehan, age 29, labourer, US citizen, Sharon, Pa, father, Michael Henehan, "Ballinrobe", arrived NYC Aug 04, 1907, from Queenstown on the Campania, to John Welsh friend, 2nd St Jersey City, New Jersey, 5'9", brown hair, hazel eyes. Question: Is the the right immigration record?
      1910 Census: Sharon Pa, Michael Henighan, age 29, married 10 mo. immigated 1905, bar keep hote, Nellie, wife age 26, John age 27 lodger, labourer blast furnace.

      Possible US Records: These are the only records for Henaghan, Heneghan and Henehan in Pittsburgh. Michael's sister Bridget went to Pittsburgh in 1897. (Although she may have ended up in NYC.) Sister Lizzie, listed her brother Michael at 321 Renova Street, Pittsburgh at her entry into the US in 1909. It is also very possible that these records are for another Michael Henehan. In any case they are all for the same person born April 7, 1879 in Ireland.

      1910 Census: Michael J Henaghan, head age 30 married 2 years, born Irish Free State, immigrated 1891, Na., conductor Railway, Marie, wife age 30 1 child 1 still living, born Irish Free State, Michael son age 3 mos. born Pa. Gill Catherine niece age 7, born Pa.
      WWI Draft Registration: Michael Henaghan 2112 Watson Place (?), Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pa. age 39, April 7, 1879 naturalized born Ireland, Skipper Penn Railroad Car, wife Marie, medium height, slender build, grey eyes dark hair.
      1920 Census: Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Pittsburgh Atwood Street. Mc Namera, G E, head rent, age 42, moter man street car, born West Virginia, Annie wife age 44 immigrated 1880, NA, 1904, born, Ireland, Mary E daughter age 16, George E son age 12 Michael Heneghan, nephew age 10, born Pa parents born Ireland, John Heneghan, nephew age 3 and 4 months. 2 boarders. W H Greaves age 43, and Celia C Greaves age 34 Note: This is the only record for "Heneghan" on Ancestry in Pittsburgh.
      Further Records: Name: Susie Watt wattsup1@frontiernet.net Request 2002:
      My father John Francis Heneghen, born 9-17-16, in Allegheny county, Penn. His father Michael Heneghen age 36. His mother Marie Maelal age 38. Both parents born in Ireland, one in Outhergarde? One from Galway and one from Mayo. My grandmother died about 1918, in the influenza epidemic. I don't know what became of my grandfather. I think he worked on the trolley. My father John had 3 brothers,Thomas, Michael and Robert. Also a sister, Mary. They went to live with the McNamara's in Pittsburgh, Penn.

      Susie Watt

      WW II Draft Registration: Michael Hehaghan 16 Vine Street, Pittsburgh, Pa age 63, born April 7, 1879, Ireland, name and address of person who will always know address, Thomas Boyle, 3223 (or 33) Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, 5'8", 158 pounds, blue eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion.
    8. Sarah of Michael Henehan and Brid Mullin, May 25, 1882 (www.shrule.com)

    9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) <>
      Birth: Elizabeth of Michael Henehan and Brid Mullin, March 10, 1885, Moharra (www.shrule.com)
      Emigration: April 25, 1909, from Queenstown on the Arabic to NYC, Lizzie Henehan, age 22, servant, Shrule father Michael Henehan, Shrule Co. Mayo. She was traveling with Norah Murphy age 20 and Anne Varelly age 20 also both of Moharra, Shrule. She was going to her brother, Michael, 321 Renova Street Pittsburgh, Pa, 5' 6", fresh complexion, fair hair, blue eyes. See Murphy and Varrily below.

    10. Kate of Michael Henehan and Saraha Mullin, November 14, 1886 (www.shrule.com)

    Note: I did not find further records for the Henehans in the US on Ancestry.com

    Question? Why is Mrs Henehan's name listed so many different ways?

    Griffith:

    4a , b, and c John Mulroony and John Varley were listed at 4a and b which included 2 houses, offices, and 85 acres until 1863 when several changes were made:

    • Michael Henehan was added between John Mulrooney at 4a and John Varley at 4b with the notation "Land" under "description of property".
    • 4c which had previously been listed separately as a yard and office with virtually no acreage and James Meldon as the occupier had three changes:
      • "Yard" was changed to house and land
      • 4c was connected to 4a and 4b and the acreage was increased to 133 acres.
      • Thomas Lynsky replaced James D, Meldon
    • In the 1866-1880 ledger there were 3 houses, offices and 99 acres of land. Michael Henehan and John Varley were still listed, but John Mulroony had been changed for Michael Conry.
    • I am missing the relevant page in the 1897+ ledger.

    1901 Census:

    Michael Henehan, head, widower, age 65, born Mayo
    John son, age 26, born Mayo
    Michael, son age 22, born Mayo
    Sarah, daughter, age 20, born Mayo
    Elizabeth, daughter, age 15, born Mayo

    1911 Census:

    Michael Henehan, age 76, born Mayo
    John, son, age 36, married, born Mayo, Mary Henehan, wife, age 34, married 5 years, 3 children 3 still living*
    Sarah, daughter, age 3
    Mary, daughter, age 1
    Pat, son, age 1 month
    John Staunton, visitor, age 49, single

    *Mary was the wife of John not Michael

    More: In March 2010 Anna McHugh wrote:

    "Last year my husband's family (McHughs of Headford) had a family reunion and for my transgressions I had to compile the family history.

    Their great grandfather was Michael Heneghan, born in Kilvine County Mayo but evicted and settled in Mochorra sometime after 1855. It appears from the records you quoted that he appears to have lived with John Varley. The Varleys are related to my husband so it does make some sense."

  2. Margaret Henehan

    Margaret Henehan married Ned Brennan (1833-1840)

    See Brennan

  3. Mary Henehan

    Mary Henahan Varilly (born c 1859) married Thomas Biggins and was listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses.

    See Varrily and Biggins

Other Records:

"Pat Henehan is living in Headford he has a pub there he is married to Mary Walsh. Frank if you remember her." 1938 Conroy letter to Mary Lynskey O'Sullivan

This was obviously not Pat the son of John who died a teenager in 1929. Since presumably it was someone that the Lynskeys would have known from Mocorha it is possible that it was another son of Michael Henehan.

In March 2010 Anna McHugh wrote:

"The Patrick Heneghan referred to in the letter was my husband's grandfather who owned the Angler's Rest Hotel in Headford and is now run by the 4th generation of the Heneghan Family."
See Heneghan.com

Heneghan family Shrule Cemetery

Michael Heneghan dated 27.2.1888
Seagan Heneghan dated 10.4.1870
Nora Heneghan dated 19.7.1899
Mary Heneghan dated 6.3.1931
John Heneghan dated 1.9.1966
Patrick Heneghan dated 11.4.1929
Nora Heneghan dated 16.6.1930
Sarah Heneghan dated 14.3.1967

Mochora Shrule cemetary Section 6, Grave 10 (Shurle.com)


Higgins

Pre famine

Higgins Records in Mocorha

  1. Pat Higgins and Cate Costello, Tubbersharive (1833)

    Marriage: No record in Shrule Parish

    Children:

    1. Mary of Pat Higgins and Cate Costello, Thos Swift and Cate Reily, February 22, 1833, Tubbersharive

    Note: Mary Higgins married John Mulrooney in Mohorra in 1867. don't know if this was Mary baptized in 1833.

    See Mulrooney

    Sponsors:

    1. Peter of Morris Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Pat (Higgins) and Mary Higgins, March 1, 1841, Tubbersharive
    2. Honor of Edmd Geraghty and Ellen Shaughnessy, Patrick Higgins and Mary Swift, May 15, 1832, Tubbersharive
    3. Michael Burke to Cate Boyle, Pat Dooly and Cate Higgins, August 10, 1835 Mohorra

    See Costello

  2. Pat Higgins and Sarah Reilly, Mohorra (1833)

    Marriage: No record in Shrule Parish

    Children:

    1. Honor of Pat Higgins and Sarah Reilly, Pat Cavanaugh and Catherine McGrath, March 11, 1833, Moharra

    Griffith: No Higgins listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  3. Mary Higgins

    Sponsor:

    1. Michael of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Mary Higgins, September 23, 1833, Mohorra
    2. Bridget of Edmond Geraghty and Ellen Shaughnessy, Jas Swift and Mary Higgins, March 19, 1834, Tubbersharive
    3. Nappy of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Peter Lally and Mary Higgins, March, 29, 1835, Mohorra
    4. Bridget of Morris Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Richard Foy and Mary Higgins, February 20, 1836, Tubbersharive
    5. Peter of Morris Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Pat (Higgins) and Mary Higgins, March 1, 1841, Tubbersharive

General Notes

Pre-famine Relatively common name in the parish.

Post-famine

There were 5 Higgins listed in the 1856 Griffith in other townlands:

  1. Bridget Higgins with a house and land in Brodullagh South
  2. Patrick Higgins with a house and land in Moyne
  3. Patrick with house and land in Ramolin (this probably represents two different Patrick Higgins)
  4. James Higgins with a house and office in Dalgan Demesne
  5. George O. Higgins M.P. with three properties, land and offices "in fee" in Ballynalty, a herd's house, and a house and land "in fee" in Bunnafollistran.

There were Higgins in the marriage and baptismal records in the 1860 and 1870 but none in Mohorra or Tubbersharive.

There were 4 listings for Higgins in the 1901 census.


Hynes

Pre famine

Hynes Records in Mocorha

  1. Michael Hynes and Cate Conner, Tubbersharive (1835 to 1840)

    Marriage: date and place unknown

    Children:

    1. Anne of Michl Hynes and Cate Conner, Anne Conner (no godfather), September 10, 1835, Tubbersharive
    2. Jas of Michl Hynes and Cate Conner, Pat (Burke) and Mary Burke, March 31, 1837, Tubbersharive
    3. Jno of Michael Hynes and "Judy" Connor, Cate Hynes (no godfather), April 4, 1840, Tubbersharive

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

General Notes

Pre-famine

Several pre-famine families in the parish.

Post-famine

There were 6 listings for Hynes in the Griffith:

  1. James with land in Ballycurrin Demesne
  2. Denis with a house and land in Bunnafollistran
  3. Honora with a house and land in Grotbrack
  4. Owen
  5. and Patrick both with houses in Mount Henry
  6. James with land in Moyne

There were Hynes baptisms in the parish in the 1860s and 1880, none in Tubbersharive.

Bridget Hynes was listed in Mount Henry in the 1901 census.


Kean (1843-1844)

Pre famine

Kean was quite a popular name in the records.

Note: www.shrule.com lists Kean (Kain, Kyne) with Kenny

Kean Records in Mocorha

  1. Frank Kean and Bridget Noone, Mohorra (1843 to 1844)

    Marriage: Francis Kean to Bridget Noone, Martin Mulrooney and Mary Walsh, July 23, 1843, Mohorra

    Children:

    1. Patrick of Frank Kean and Bridget Noone, Thos Walsh and Cate Noone, December 12, 1844, Mohorra

    Sponsors:

    1. Margt of Michael Gibsy and Cate Berne, Thomas Boyle and Anne Kean, March 10, 1839, Mohorra
    2. Patrick of Martin Conway and Cate Reilly, Roger Hart and Cate Kean, January 7, 1845, Mohorra
    3. Bridget of Jas Noone and Mary "Broione", Jno Mea and Mary Kine, April 16, 1845, Tubbersharive
    4. Thomas Biggins to Winny Boyle, Jno Kine (?) and Winny Kean, February 19, 1844, Mohorra Mary of Jas Garvy and Mary Glynn, Frank Kean and Bridget Varrily, February 19, 1838, Mohorra William of Jno Mahony and Mary Noone, Peter Kean and Bridget Walsh, December (paged turned), 1838, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  2. Mary Kyne (1856-1858)

    Mary Kyne married Pat Nally

    See Nally

General Notes

Technically the name, Kean, occurs in Mohorra both pre and post famine. Frank Kean was married and had a son in Mohorra before the famine. After the famine, Mary Kyne and Pat Nally had two sons in Mohorra. It is possible that Mary Kyne was born and raised in Mohorra. There are no post-famine records in Mohorra for Kean as a surname.

Pre-famine

Several Kean families in the parish.

Post-famine

Keans were listed in the Griffith in other townlands in the parish: Margaret Kean with a house and land in Mount Henry, William Keane with a house and land in Brodullagh, Patrick Kean with a house and land in Ballynalty, Lawrence Keane with a herd's house and land in Ramolin, Patrick with a house in Ramolin, Richard Keane with a house yard and gardens in Shrule town.

There were multiple Kean marriages and baptisms in the post-famine records, none in Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

There were seven Keans listed in the 1901 census.


Kenny

There were several listings for Kenny in the tithe.

There are a lot of Kennys in the parish.

Note: www.shrule.com lists Kean (Kain, Kyne) with Kenny

Pre famine

Kenny Records in Mocorha

  1. Luke Kenny and Margaret Walsh, Mohorra (1833 to 1839)

    Marriage: date and place unknown

    Children:

    1. Bridget of Luke Kenny and Margt Walsh, Pat Fitzgerald (?) and Mary (Margt ? Donahoe, December 14, 1833, Mohorra
    2. Mary of Luke Kenny and Margt Walsh, Jno Daugherty and Mary Reily, February 18, 1837, Mohorra
    3. Margt of Luke Kenny and Margt Walsh, Michael Kenny and M Laffy, January 1 (?) 1839, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed

  2. Michael Kenny

    Sponsor: Margt of Luke Kenny and Margt Walsh, Michael Kenny and M Laffy, January 1 (?) 1839, Mohorra

    Kenny in the Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  3. Libby Kenny (1835-1837)

    Libby Kenny married Con Doherty. See Doherty

General Notes

Pre-famine

Several Kenny families in the parish.

Post-famine

There were Kennys in the Griffith in other townlands in the parish: Mary Kenny with land in Glasvally, Mary Kenny with a house and garden in Mount Henry, Francis and Patrick Kenny both with a house and land in Toorard.

There were multiple Kenny marriages and baptisms in the post-famine records, none in Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

There were two Kennys listed in the 1901 census in Shrule parish.


Laffy

Pre and post famine

Laffy Records in Mocorha

  1. Peter Laffy

    Peter Lally was a godparent to Nappy of Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton in 1835.

    No other records for Peter Lally.

  2. Patrick Laffy

    Patrick Laffy took over the property at #15 in 1873

    Griffith:

    #15 Land

    • 1857 1/3 share of 8 acres with Michael Murphy and Edmond Murphy
    • The 1865 ledger contains the same listing
    • The 1866-1880 ledger has several changes:
      • Patrick Dowd was the original entry in this ledger.
      • In 1873 Patrick Dowd is crossed out and Patrick Laffy was entered.
      • In 1876 Catherine Laffy was entered.
    • In the next ledger (1883 to 1897) Patrick Dowd is again the original (and this time the only) entry. There were also changes for Michael and Edmond Murphy. See Murphy

General Notes

Not a common name in the parish. Shrule.com lists 5 marriages 2 baptisms for Lally


Lally

Pre famine

www.shrule.com does not list any Lallys in Shrule parish in the tithe.

Lally was not a common name in the parish.

Only two baptismal records in the 1830s in Gortbrack, Darby Lally and Honor Higgins.

www.shrule.com lists on six marriages between 1838 and 1895, including the marriage of Mary and Cate listed on this page.

www.shrule.com does not list any Lallys in Shrule parish in the 1901 census.

Lally Records in Mocorha

  1. Mary Lally, Mohorra and Ballinafad (1835-1844)

    Marriage: Mary Lally married Peter "Toughly" (Toole?), witnesses, Michael "Toughly" and Mary O'Neil, March 3, 1835, Mohorra

    Question? They lived in Ballinafad and Ravinhill. Why were they married in Mohorra?

    Children:

    1. Mary of Peter "Toole" and Mary Lally, Martin, Bo-- and Cicily Cavanager, December 11, 1835, Ballinafad
    2. Catherine of Peter "Toole" and Mary Lally, Jno Noone and Cate Lally, September 10, 1838, Ballinafad
    3. Michael of Peter "Toole" and Mary Lally, William Millett and Bridget (can't read), August (?), 1841, Ravinhill
    4. Bridget of Peter "Toole" and Mary Lally, Dick Rafferty and Mary Ward, May 9, 1844, Ravinhill

  2. Cate Lally, Grotbrack (1838-1845)

    Marriage: Cate Lally married Thomas Joyce, witnesses, Jno Joyce and Margaret Rafferty, November 3, 1838, Grotbrack

    Children:

    1. Margt of "Jno" Joyce and Cate Lally, Jno Spelman and Mary Donellen, September 25, 1842, Grotbrack
    2. Jno of Thomas Joyce and Cate Lally, Patrick Clancy and Bridget Maley, June 29, 1845, Grotbrack
  3. Peter Lally

    Sponsor:

    1. Nappy of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Peter Lally and Mary Higgins, March, 29, 1835, Mohorra
    2. Bridget to Michael Gibsy and "Margt" Burans, Peter Lally and Bridget Varrily, September 25, 1836, Mohorra

  4. Michael Lally

    Sponsor: Cate of Michael Gibsy and Cate Berne, Michael (Lally) and Mary Lally, May 26, 1834, Mohorra


Laughlin (1843)

One pre famine record - marriage

Laughlin Records in Mocorha

  1. Andrew Laughlin

    Marriage: Andrew Laughlin to Bridget Mulloway, Jas Muldoon, April (can't read date), 1843, Mohorra

    No record of children baptized in Shrule parish

    No records for Mullowy or Muldoon in Mohorra


Lavalle

One pre famine record - sponsor

Lavalle Records in Mocorha

  1. William Lavalle

    William Lavalle was the sponsor for Margaret, the daughter of Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton, in Mohorra in 1844.

This is the only record that connects him with Mohorra.

Question? Was the name the same as Lally?

Lavalle was not a common name in the Shrule records. There were only two marriages and three baptisms listed by www.shrule.com

Griffith: No Lavelles listed anywhere in the 1856 Griffith in Shrule Parish


Lynsky

Post Famine

The Lynskeys were connected to Hollymount where several of the Lynskey children were born. They appear to have arrived in Mocorha circa 1863. By the mid 1880s most of this branch of the Lynskey family had moved to New Zealand. See www.lynskey.com a great site which includes Lynskey genealogy and photographs.

This family exemplifies the migration of certain families in the area, moving from one place to another in Ireland and finally emigrating.

Lynskey Records in Mocorha

  1. Thomas Lynsky

    Birth: Circa 1819. Possibly the son of Michael see Griffith below.

    Marriage: Thomas Lynsky and Mary Rutledge www.lynskey.com

    Note: All Information on the Lynskeys that is entered in blue is from www.lynskey.com

    Children:

    1. William Lynskey<> and Sarah Moran

      William circa 1846. Immigrated to New Zealand. Married Sarah Moran. See www.lynskey.com

    2. Michael Lynskey <> and Ellen Moran

      Michael Lynskey September 29, 1837 Hollymount, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Married Ellen Moran. Immigrated to New Zealand. See www.lynskey.com

      Children:

      1. Mary Lynskey Cahernabruck baptized on the 4th of February,1861 Michael Lynskey and Ellen Moran (Shrule.com)
    3. Edward Lynskey <> and Ann Teresa Moran

      Edward Lynskey born 1857 Mochara Co. Mayo Ireland. Married Ann Teresa Moran. Immigrated to New Zealand. See www.lynskey.com

    4. John Lynsky <> and Bridget Joyce <>, Moharra (1876-1884)

      Birth: 1850 Hollymount, County Mayo, Ireland.

      Marriage: Bridget Joyce. No marriage in Shrule parish.

      Children:

      1. Mary Lynsky <>
        Birth: Apr 12, 1874 Lissitava, Hollymount, Mayo, Eire. Married Cornelius O'Sullivan See www.lynskey.com
      2. Bridget Lynskey <>
        Birth: Bridget Lynskey of John Lynskey and Bridget Joyce, February 8, 1876, Mochorra (www.shrule.com)
        Immigrated to New Zealand. See www.lynskey.com
      3. Julia 1881
      4. Sarah Lynskey of John Lynskey and Bridget Joyce, March 17, 1883, Mochorra (www.shrule.com)
      5. Honor Lynskey of John Lynskey and Bridget Joyce, December 9, 1884, Mochorra (www.shrule.com)
      6. Thomas 1885
      7. Anne 1886
      8. Kate ?
      9. See www.lynskey.com

    5. Sarah Lynskey See www.lynskey.com

    6. Jane Lynskey 1842 Shrule immigrated to New Zealand. See www.lynskey.com

    7. Anne
      Baptism: Annie Anne Lynskey Cahernabruck baptized on the 30th of March,1857 Thomas Lynskey and Mary Ratlidge (Shrule.com)
      (Sister Zita) See www.lynskey.com

    8. Mary Lynskey
      Marriage: Mary Lynskey and James Biggins 4 February 1861 (Shruel.com) See www.lynskey.com

    9. Julia Lynskey To America

      Immigration not listed ancestry.com

    Thomas Lynskey as a sponsor

    1. Jno of Patt Nally and Mary Kyne, Thos Lynsky and Nappy Naughton, July 11, 1858, Tubbershare

    Griffith:

    The Lynkseys were listed for two properties in Mocohra

    1. # 4c

      James Meldon in 1856, yard and offices
      Thomas Linsky entered in 1863
      John Linsky replaced Thomas Linsky at "4b" in 1880
      I am missing this page in the last ledger

    2. #14 land 25 acres ?

      Michael Linsky 1857 to 1862
      1862 Thomas Linsky replaced Michael Lynsky
      John Linsky replaced Thomas Lynskey in 1880.
      Malacky Greahan replaced John Linsky in 1884

    Death of Thomas Lynsky: 16 September 1879, age 60. Note See Griffith below.

    Death of Mary Rutledge Lynskey

    Further records: Mary Sullivan, nee Lynskey, wrote to the Conroys in Mohorra in 1938. At least two letters were written in reply. They can be seen HERE.

    See www.lynskey.com

    1938 Letter from Pat Conroy to Mary Lynskey Sullivan:

    "Your home is not much changed only the house is knocked down there is a nice ash tree growing in the room and a holly tree growing in the garden".

    The land is well kept one of the Grehan girls got it from her father as a fortune and she married one of John Cavanaughs sons in Cahernabruck they are living in Traver'es house in Shrule.""

    I find this an interesting statement - the "home" was "not much changed" and the "land is well tended" however, in the actual house "is knocked down" and "a nice ash tree" was growing in the rooms. Does this connote that the "home" was not the house but the land?

    Notes

    • There were Grehans in the parish from fairly early on. However, not in Mocorha. Malarky Grehan owned a pub in Shrule
    • There were Cavanaughs in the parish from fairly early on. However, not in Mocorha.

Other Lynskey Records in Shrule parish

Tithe Applotment

  1. Patrick Lynsky in Ramolin
  2. Lynsky in Kilkeeran
  3. Thomas Lynsky in Knockroe
  4. William Lynsky in Cloghans More
There were other Lynskys in the parish in the 1830 and 1840

  1. Owen Lynsky and Bridget Casey in Mt Henry 1832, 1833, 1836, 1838
  2. John Lynskey and Sally Boyle in Tarddalgan in 1835
  3. Ned Lynsky and Margaret Boyle in Polacoppel, 1842
  4. Michael Lynskey and Honor Flynn in Shrule 1842.
1901 Census

No Lynsky in the parish in the 1901 census according to www.shrule.com

Marriages:

  • Martin Cavanah married Ann Lynsky Lakefield 26 February 1835, witnesses, Michael Lynksey and Mary Foy (Shrule.com)
  • Patrick Lynksey married Judy Cavanagh 7 March 1867 (Shrule.com)

McCue (McHugh)

Pre famine

43 baptisms listed by www.shrule.com . Only one in Mohorra in 1836

Several in the 1901 census, none in Mohorra/Tubbersharive

No McHugh in the Griffith in Mohorra.

McCue (McHugh) Records in Mocorha

  1. Patrick McCue and Mary Donahoe, Mohorra (1836 to 1837)

    Marriage: Patrick McCue to Mary Donahoe, Michael McCue and Bab Donoghue, April 10, 1836, Mohorra

    Children:

    1. Margt of Pat Mc Cue and Mary (no last name), Thos Donahoe and Mary Doherty, March 13, 1837 Mohorra (?)

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

General Notes

Pre-famine

Mc Hughes in Grotbrack, Polacoppel, Shrule, and Tarddalgin

Post-famine

The following McHughs were listed in the 1856 Griffith in other townlands in the parish: Timothy McHugh, house and garden in Shrule Town and land in Ramolin, Thomas, land and house in Brackloon, Thady McHugh land in Dalgan Demesne, John Hughes house and garden in Shrule town, Mary McHugh house and land in Grotbrack.

There were multiple McHugh marriages and baptisms in the post-famine records, none in Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

There were four listings for McHugh in the 1901 census.


Mahony

Pre famine

There were several Mahonys in the tithe in Shrule parish, none in Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

Several Mahonys in Mohollagan. However, there are not that many considering there were ------ in the tithe.

No Mahoney in Shrule but others in the nearby parishes in 1901

Mahony Records in Mocorha

  1. Jno Mahony and Mary Noone, Mohorra

    Children:

    1. William of Jno Mahony and Mary Noone, Peter Kean and Bridget Walsh, December (can't read, page turned), 1838, Mohorra

    Sponsors:

    1. Jno of James Donahoe and Bridget Mahoney, Martin Donahoe and Mary Mahony, June 15, 1834, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  2. Bridget Mahoney

    Bridget Mahoney was married to James Donahoe in Mhologan in 1832. They lived in Mohorra.

    See Donahoe

General Notes

Mary Mahoney married Patrick Donahoe in Mhologan in 1835. They had children in Mohologan in 1836 and in Brackloon in 1842.

There appears to be some connection between Mahoneys in Mohorra and Mhologan.

These are the only two places where the name occurs in the Shrule parish records.

Pre-famine

Bridget Mahoney married James Donahoe in Mhologan in 1832. They had three children in Mohorra and one in Mohollogan, see Donahoe.

Post-famine

Thomas Mahoney was listed with a house and land in Mocollagan in the 1856 Griffith. Thomas Mahoney had a daughter in Mohologan in 1857.

No post famine Mahoney marriages.

No Mahoney listed in the 1901 census in Shrule parish.


Mally

Post famine

I have included a listing for every name that appeared in the records connected with Mohorra even if the name appeared only once as in the case with Mally.

Mally in Mocorha

  1. Michael Mally

    Griffith:

    #13 Two people listed, one house & offices, and 25 acres of land

    1857 Michael Mally and John Burke
    1862 to 1864 ledger both Michael Mally and John Burke were crossed out and James Naughton was entered. No date was entered in the margin.


Mea(h)

Pre and Post famine

No Mea in the tithe in Shrule parish.

There were 16 baptisms in Shrule parish between 1831 and the 1890s. Half of them were in Tubbersharive between 1833 and 1875. The other half were in Torardmoyne between 1835 and 1845.

Mea in Mocorha

  1. John Meah (Mea/May) [] and Bridget Noone, Tubbersharive

    Marriage: Bridget Noone, date and place unknown

    Children:

    1. Edmond Meah [] (1833-??) and Mary Goggins, Tubbersharive

      Birth: Edmond of Jno "Magh" and Bridget Noone, April 25, 1833, Michael Reily and Cate Goggins, Tubbersharive

      Marriage: Edmond Mea married Mary Goggins, witnesses, Tom Flanagan and Nelly Flanagan, May 11, 1864, Tubbersharrue

      Note: There was a Mary Goggins born in Tubbersharive in 1844, see Goggins

      Children:

      1. Bridget Mea "Tubbershsrry" 21st of November,1864, Edward Mea and Mary Goggin (Shrule.com)
      2. Judy Mea "Tubbersharry", 6 July 1867. Edward Mea and Mary Goggins (Shrule.com)
      3. Mary of "Edmond" Mea and Mary Goggins, July 2, 1870, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
      4. Patt of "Edward" Mea and Mary Goggins, March 7, 1873, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
      5. Honor of "Edward" Mea and Mary Goggins, March 26, 1875, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)

      Sponsor: Jas of James Noone and Mary Brown, Ned Mea and Betty Nicholson, February 1, 1858 "Tubbershare"

      Griffith: Edward Mea does not show up in the Griffith in Mohorra in the 1870. They must have been living with another head of household. There were no Goggins listed in the Griffith in Mohorra in the 1870s. There were Noones listed in the Griffith. Edmond (Ned) Mea's mother was Bridget Noone.

    2. Cate of Jno Meah and Bridget Noone, Jas Noone and Cate Reily, June 16, 1837, Tubbersharive

    3. Anne of Jno Meah and Bridget Noone, Jas Do (Noone) and Mary Burke, September 10, 1838, Tubbersharive

    4. Thos of Jno Meah and Bridget Noone, Thos Swift and Cate Moghan, February 21, 1842, Tubbersharive

    Other Record: Tubbersharive churched Judy Noone alias Mea November 30, 1840

    Sponsor: Bridget of Jas Noone and Mary "Broione", Jno Mea and Mary Kine, April 16, 1845, Tubbersharive

    Griffith: There were no Meahs listed in any Griffith. The last record for John Mea was the birth of Thomas in 1842. The next Mea record in Mohorra/Tubbersharive was the marriage of Edmond Mea and Mary Goggins in 1864 Who were they living with?

    1901 Census: No Meahs in Mohorra

  2. Mary Meah (1834-1836)

    Mary Meah married William Noone See Noone


Moran/Murran

Pre famine

Morran in Mocorha

  1. John Murran and Judy Goggins, Tubbersharive

    Marriage: Unknown

    Children:

    1. Michael (twin)
    2. Thos (twin) of Jno Murran (?) and Judy Goggins, Bridget Noone and Cate Goggins, January 28, 1832, Tubbershare
    Note: www.shrule.com does not list this record under Murran

General Notes

Pre-famine

Several Moran families in the parish.

Post-famine

There were 6 listings for Moran in the Griffith in other townlands in the parish: Michael, Michael, jun. and Thomas Moran with land in Moyne. Sally and Thomas Morrin both with a house and land in Ballycurrin Demesne, Thomas Morrin with an house and land in Shrule town.

There were multiple Moran marriages and baptisms in the post-famine records, none in Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

There were three listings for Moran in the 1901 census in Shrule parish.


Mulrooney

Pre and post famine

The parish records indicate the following Mulrooney heads of household or adult Mulrooneys having families in the parish:

  1. Martin Mulrooney listed in the 1856 Griffith, Mohorra
  2. Peter Mulrooney and Nappy Naughton in Mohorra (1833-1840)
  3. Michael Mulroony (son of Peter and Nappy) and Mary Walsh in Mohorra (1859)
  4. Michael Mulrooney and Honor Newell in Mohorra (1833-1841)
  5. John Mulrooney and Mary Higgins, Mohorra (1868)
  6. Pat Mulrooney and Sally Mooney in Glassbally (1858)

Notes: Only two marriage Mulrooney marriages in Shrule parish:

  1. Pat to Sarah Mooney
  2. John to Mary Higgins

13 baptisms, all in Mochorra except the son of Pat and Sarah born in Glassbally in 1858.

According to www.shrule.com there were no Mulrooneys in Shrule Parish in the 1901 Census.

Mulrooney in Mocorha

  1. Martin Mulrooney []

    While the records for Martin Mulrooney in date from 1840 to 1857, I am placing him first because he was most likely older than either Peter or John Mulrooney. I am basing this assumption on the fact that he was the first Mulrooney listed in the Griffith in Mohorra.

    Marriage: Unknown

    Children: Unknown

    Sponsor or witness:

    1. Martin Conway married Cate Reilly, Martin Mulrooney and Bridget Noone, February 17, 1840, Tubbersharive
    2. Patrick Mulroony married Sarah Mooney, February 14, 1842, witnesses Martin Mulroony and Honor Walsh, Glubber
    3. Jno of Martin Varrily and Margt "Cunningham", Martin Mulrooney and Cate Berne, May 9, 1842, Mohorra
    4. Honor of Michael Birne and Nappy Naughton, Martin Mulroony and Mary Naughton, March 30, 1846, Mohorra

    Griffith:

    #4a

    1856. Replaced by John and Michael Mulrooney after the first ledger, exact date unknown circa 1857

  2. Peter Mulrooney [] and Nappy Naughton, Mohorra (1833-1840)

    Birth: ?

    Marriage: Nappy (Penelope) Naughton, date and place unknown

    Children:

    1. Michael Mulrooney [] (1833-??) and Mary Walsh

      Birth: Michael of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Mary Higgins, September 23, 1833, Mohorra

      Marriage: Michael Mulroony married Mary Walsh, Date and Place Unknown

      Children of Michael Mulroony and Mary Walsh:

      1. Biddy Mulroony of Michael (Mulrooney) and Mary Walsh, Michael (can't read) Walsh, February 21, 1859, Mohorra

      Other Records: Status Libero to Michael Mulrooney, October 15, 1862

      Note: This could indicate that Mary Walsh died and Michael was married in another parish

    2. Anne of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Jno Varrily and Honor Mulroony, January 17, 1835, Mohorra

    3. Mary of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Nappy Naughton, November 9, 1836, Mohorra

    4. Jas of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Bridget Mulroony, August 6, 1838, Mohorra

    5. Peter of Peter Mulrooney and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Bridget Mulrooney, November 25, 1840, Mohorra.

    Sponsor:

    1. Jno of Jno Varrily and "Margt" Galleher, Peter Mulrooney and Nappy Naughton, April 12, 1844, Mohorra
    2. Thomas of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, December 18, 1840, Mohorra

    Griffith: Peter Mulrooney was not listed in the 1856 Griffith. He had either: died before 1854, moved somewhere else, or was living with another head of household. He was never listed in the Griffith. See Griffith below.

  3. Michael Mulrooney and Honor Newell, Mohorra

    Marriage: Honor Newell, date and place unknown

    Children:

    1. Mary of Michael Mulrooney and Honor Newell, Wm Hunt (?) and Judy Berne, August 5, 1833, Mohorra
      Death: She must have died as another Mary was born in 1841.
    2. Pat of Michael Mulrooney and Honor Newell, Peter Mulrooney and Bridget Mulroony, February 20, 1836, Mohorra
    3. Peter of Michael Mulrooney and Honor Newel, (can't read) and Bridget Mulrooney, September 13, 1839, Mohorra
    4. Mary of Michael Mulrooney and Honor Newel, Michael Varrily and Bridget Mulrooney, November 25, 1841, Mohorra

    Change for Michael Mulrooney in 1861: Based on changes in the Griffith ledger in 1861, Michael Mulrooney either died or moved

    Griffith:

    #4a, house and land

    Martin Mulrooney to 1856 (?)
    John and Michael Mulrooney replaced Martin Mulrooney circa 1856 (not dated in margin)
    John Mulrooney replaced Michael in 1861
    Michael Conroy replaced John Mulrooney in 1869
    4a is missing in the 1897+ ledger (I may not have copied this page).

    In the 1860-1861 ledger there is a note in the margin "it is said that Michael Mulroony holds part of No. 4 but they could not agree to their property"

    Sponsor:

    1. Jas (?) of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Michael (Mulrooney) and Bridget Mulrooney, February 18, 1837, Mohorra
    2. Thos of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Michael Mulrooney and Mary Boyle, April 8, 1846, Mohorra
    3. Michael of Jno Varrily and "Mary" Gallagher, M Mulroony and Honor Newel, February 21, 1842, Mohorra. Note: "M" was most likely Michael, since the child's name was Michael and the godmother was his wife.

    Note Peter and Michael Mulrooney were contemporaries. Peter named one of his sons, Michael, and Michael named one of his son, Peter. Peter was the godfather to one of Michael's children. It is possible that Michael Mulrooney and Peter Mulrooney were siblings.

  4. John Mulrooney and Mary Higgins, Mohorra

    Birth: Unknown, before 1847 (based on an age of 20 at marriage)

    Marriage: John Mulroony to Mary Higgins, March 2,1867

    Children:

    1. Bridget of John Mulrooney and Mary Higgins, February 14, 1868 , Mohorra (www.shrule.com)

    Griffith:

    #4a, house and land

    Martin Mulrooney to 1856 (?) Note: Martin was crossed out in two books.
    John and Michael Mulrooney entered, uncertain date.
    Martin (crossed out) Michael (crossed out) John entered 1861
    Michael Conroy replaced John Mulrooney in 1869
    4a is missing in the 1897+ ledger (I may not have copied this page)

    John entered at #20 land in 1861 and crossed out in 1863

  5. Bridget Mulrooney

    Sponsor:

    1. Jas (?) of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Michael (Mulrooney) and Bridget Mulrooney, February 18, 1837, Mohorra
    2. Martin of Jno Varrily and "Margt" Gallaher, Thos Boyle and Bridget Mulrooney, April 8, 1846, Mohorra
    3. Jas of Jas Garvey (?) and Mary (?) Glynn, Pat Boyle and Bridget Mulroony, May 17, 1833, Mohorra

  6. Honor Mulrooney

    Sponsor: Anne of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Jno Varrily and Honor Mulroony, January 17, 1835, Mohorra

General Notes

Marriage: No female Mulrooney marriages

No Mulrooneys in the 1901 census in Shrule parish

Patrick Mulroony and Sarah Mooney, Glassbally

The only other records for Mulrooney in the parish were for Patrick Mulroony and Sarah (Sally) Moony.

Note: Patrick Mulrooney was not a sponsor to any of the Mulrooneys in Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

Marriage: Patrick Mulroony married Sarah Mooney, February 14, 1842, witnesses Martin Mulroony and Honor Walsh, Glubber

Children: Note: 16 year break between the marriage and the first known child. However, this includes (in part) the famine years when the records were missing

  1. Michael of Patt Mulroony and Sally Moony, Thos (Cant read. First letter may be F) and Mary Togher, March 10th, 1858, Glassbally

Other Records for Glassbally: James Mulrooney was listed in the National School in Kilroe 1870, no other information


Murphy

Pre and post famine

The Murphys were a big clan in general and there were several Murphy families in Mohorra and Tubbbersharive.

The 1830 parish records show five possible Murphys connected with Mohorra: three Pat Murphys, two Michael Murphys, and William Murphy.

Murphys definitely in Mohorra:

  • Pat in 1825.
  • Two Pats in 1839.
  • Michael 1839-1846

Murphy in Mocorha, Earliest Records

  1. Pat Murphy

    There are three "sets" of records in Mohorra for Pat Murphy

    1. Pat Murphy, Mohorra (1825)

      Patrick Murphy was listed in the Tithe in "Mocorrow" in 1825 taxed for a total of 16 acres. It is possible that this Patrick is the same as one of the two Patricks listed below.

    2. Pat Murphy and Sarah Hughs, Mohorra (1831-1839)

      Marriage: unknown

      Children:

      1. Catherine of Pat Murphy and Sarah Hughes, James Donahoe and Cate Sheridan, December 30, 1831, Mohorra
      2. Bridget of Pat Murphy and Sarah Hughs, Pat (Murphy) and Sarah Murphy, September 27, 1834, Mohorra
      3. Martin of Pat Murphy and Sarah Hughes, Pat (Pat Murphy) and Mary Murphy, October 5, 1839, Mohorra

    3. Pat Murphy and Bridget (?) (1839)

      Marriage: Unknown

      Children:

      1. Michael of Pat Murphy and "Bridget Buene", ? Noone and Mary Murphy, September 25, 1839, Mohorra

      Sponsor or witness:

      1. Daniel Berne to Honor Noone, witnesses Pat Murphy and Cate Berne, March 5, 1832, Mohorra
      2. Michael Murphy and Sally Fitzgerald , Pat Murphy and Bridget Lohan, February 5, 1834, Mohorra

      Notes:

      • It is possible that the Pat listed in the tithe was the same as one of the Pats listed in the baptismal records.
      • No Pat or son of Pat was listed in the Griffith.
      • Was Pat Murphy the sponsor for the children of Pat Murphy and Sarah Hughs the same as Pat the father of Michael baptized in 1839?

  2. Michael Murphy

    There are five sets of records fro Michael Murphy in Mocorha

    1. Michael Murphy and Sally Fitzgerald, Mohorra (1834)

      Marriage: Michael Murphy and Sally Fitzgerald , Pat Murphy and Bridget Lohan, February 5, 1834, Mohorra

      No record of children born in Shrule parish

    2. Michael Murphy and Cate Noone, Mohorra (1839 to 1846)

      Marriage: Michael Murphy to Cate Noone, Paul Laffy and Bridget Noone, February 4, 1838, Tubbersharive

      Notes on Marriage:

      • No Laffy in Mohorra
      • Noone in Mohorra

      Children:

      1. Bridget of Michael Murphy and Cate Noone, Michael Reily and Cate Moghan, October 27, 1839, Mohorra
      2. Mary of Michael Murphy and Cate, Jas (Noone) and Bridget Noone, November 24, 1842, Mohorra

      Churched Cate Murphy or Noone, October 8, 1846, Mohorra

      Notes on Baptisms:

      • No Moghan in Mohorra
    3. Michael Murphy "senior"

      Griffith: Michael Murphy, senior listed at #3 and # 15 Land (no house) from 1856-1893

    4. Michael Murphy "junior"

      Griffith: Michael Murphy, junior was listed in the Griffith at 2b house and land from 1856-1891 when he was replaced by Patrick Noone.

    5. Michael Murphy son of Martin Murphy

      Griffith: Michael Murphy, the son of Martin Murphy listed at 1a in the Griffith from 1866-1868

    Note: Regardless which marriage and/or children fits with which Griffith listing, the Griffith indicates that there may have been three Michael Murphy living in Mohorra between 1866 and 1868. This must be qualified by the fact that #3 and #15 were for land only and that Michael Murphy may have lived somewhere else.

    Although I don't know which is which the records also indicate that there were:

    1. Michael, senior
    2. His son, Michael junior
    3. Michael the son of Martin

  3. William Murphy

    There were two "sets" of records for William Murphy in Mohorra: a marriage in 1839 and a listing in the Griffith for land only 1856-1862

    1. William Murphy and Honor Boyle, Mohorra (1839)

      Marriage: William Murphy to Honor Boyle, can't read witnesses, February 4, 1839, Mohorra

    2. William Murphy

      Griffith: #22, Land (No house)

      William Murphy 1856 to 1862 (Replaced by Ed Brennan)
      John Murphy 1856 to 1865 (Replaced by Ed Brennan)

      In 1862/63 #22 was crossed out and from then on there were only 21 listings.

    Notes:

    • William Murphy was not listed with a house. He was either living with someone else or living somewhere else.
    • These limited records are probably for one person.
    • No son of William listed in the Griffith.
    • No record of children born in Shrule parish. However, it is possible that he was the father of Walter Murphy born circa 1842. Walter Murphy's mother was named Honor (1901 census). However, this is at best a slim possibility, since Walter did not name any of his sons, William.
Murphys in Mohorra 1830 to 1850s

In the 1830s there were definitely (at least for a brief time) three Murphy heads of household in Mohorra.

The only record for the 1840s were for Michael Murphy and Cate Noone.

The Griffith indicates three Murphy heads of household in 1856: John Murphy, Martin Murphy, and Michael Murphy, junior.

There were no marriage or baptismal records in Mohorra for Murphy until 1857, three years after the Griffith was taken in Shrule.

The Murphys in Mohorra in the 1850 were:

  1. Martin Murphy (1856-1866)

    Martin Murphy was listed in the Griffith at 1a with a house and land. There are no church records for a marriage or children. However, the Griffith records indicate that Martin had a son, Michael. See above.

    Marriage: Unknown

    Children:

    1. Michael, date of birth unknown

    Griffith: at 1a, house and land:

    Martin Murphy 1857-1866
    Michael Murphy, son of Martin, 1866 to 1868
    Martin Murphy, 1868 to 1883
    Martin Burke 1883-1901

  2. John Murphy and Bridget Murphy, Mohorra (1856 to 1865)

    Birth:

    Marriage: No marriage in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Kitty of John Murphy and Biddy Murphy, Ned Brennen and Mary Fitzgerald, April 27, 1857, Mohorra
    2. Cilia Murphy of John and Bridget Murphy, Jno Fitzgerald and Mary (can't read), June 24, 1859, Mohorra
    3. Peter of John and Bridget Murphy, Peter Nally, Catherine Murphy, March 1, 1862, Mohorra
    Notes on baptisms: Brennen, Nally and Fitzgerald in Mohorra

    Griffith: 12a, land, house and offices

    John Murphy 1856-1865
    Thomas Murphy 1865-1871
    Denis Murphy, son of Thomas, 1871-1897+

  3. Michael Murphy, Junior see previous section.

The Denis Murphys in Mohorra

There were four "sets" of records for Denis Murphys in Mohorra.

  1. Denis Murphy, the son of Thomas (1871-1897+)

    Nothing in the parish records.

    Griffith: 12a, Land, house and offices

    John Murphy 1856-1865
    Thomas Murphy 1865-1871
    Denis Murphy, son of Thomas, 1871-1897+

    Note: Since they were listed at the same property, it is quite possible that Thomas was the son of John Murphy, see John Murphy above.

  2. Denis Murphy (1865-1897+) and his son, Denis (1865-1871)

    Nothing in the parish records.

    Griffith: 12b, land and house

    Denis Murphy, senior, in what appears to have been a new listing in 1865.
    Denis Murphy, senior was still listed at 12b in 1897+

    Griffith: #19, house and land

    Denis Murphy, "Junior" was listed in the Griffith at #19, house and land, also starting in 1865. He was listed at that number until 1871 when he was replaced by Denis Murphy, son of Walter.

  3. Denis, the son of Walter (1871-1897+)

    Nothing in the parish records.

    Griffith: #19, land and house

    Denis, the son of Walter, replaced Denis, junior at #19 in 1871.
    He was replaced by Pat, the son of Denis, in 1897.

  4. Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, Mohorra and Romolin (?? to 1911)

    After 1897 there were two Denis Murphys listed in the Griffith:

    1. Denis, the son of Thomas
    2. Denis, senior.

    Denis Murphy son of Thomas Murphy married Kate McGovern and was listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses.

    Birth of Denis Murphy: Circa 1837 (census). No baptismal record in Shrule parish

    Birth of Kate McGovern: Circa 1843 (1911 census and 1947 article). No McGovern births or marriages listed in the Shrule parish records. According to the 1947 article she was born in Cong Parish. There were McGoverns listed in the Cong parish.

    Marriage: Dennis Murphy of Morchara Shrule son of Thomas and Judy married Kate Mc Govern of Cordroon Cross parish of Cong daughter of John Mc Govern and Mary Higgins of Westport . They were married by Fr. John O Malley parish priest of the Neale on the 25-4-1870 . Sponsors Wat Murphy and Sally Morrin. (Information from John Lavin, June 2016)

    Children:

    1. Unknown, male circa 1869 (see 1947 article below). Emigrated to US.
    2. Thomas of Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, April 4, 1871, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
    3. John Murphy (1872- ) and Maggie ______
      Birth: John of Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, December 8, 1872, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      1901 Census Ireland: Listed age 27 with his parents not married.
      1911 Census: Listed with his parents married 2 children
      Marriage: Maggie ____
      Children:
      1. Mary
      2. kate
    4. Bridget of Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, August 1, 1875, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
    5. Patt of Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, April 13, 1877, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
    6. Denis of Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, May 17, 1882, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
    7. Frank of Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, April 11, 1881, Romolin (www.shrule.com)
    8. Mary of Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, January 13, 1883, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
    9. Catherine of Denis Murphy and "Margaret" McGovern, March 9, 1884, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      1901 Census Ireland: Listed age 15 with her parents.
    10. Julia of Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, August 4, 1889, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      1901 Census Ireland: Listed age 15 with her parents.
      1911 Census Ireland: Listed age 23, single, with her parents.

    Note: No obvious immigration for any of them through Ellis Island

    1901 Census:

    Denis Murphy, head, age 64, farmer, married, born Mayo
    Kate, wife, age 50, born Mayo
    John, son, age 27, born Mayo
    Francis, son, age 20, born Mayo
    Kate, daughter, age 15, born Mayo
    Julia, daughter, age 11, born Mayo

    1911 Census:

    Denis Murphy, head, age 75, farmer, married, born Mayo
    Kate, wife, age 68, born Mayo
    John, son, age 40, married, born Mayo
    Maggie, daughter in law, age 39, 4 _ years 2 children, 2 still living, born Mayo
    Julia, daughter, age 23, single, born Mayo
    Mary, grandchild, age 2 years, born Mayo
    Kate, grandchild, age 2 weeks, born Mayo


Kate Murphy, her son, John, and his wife, Margaret, in 1947

Mrs. Kate Murphy, Mochara, Shrule, Co, Mayo, age 104 (seated on right), with her son, John Murphy, aged 75 years, and his wife, Mrs. Margaret Murphy, age 73 years, all of whom are receiving the old age pensions. Mrs. Murphy, who was born in the parish of Cong, saw the terrible effects of the Famine of 1847. She still can read without the aid of glasses. She was married almost 80 years ago. Her eldest son, age 78, is in the U.S. A. and is looking forward to a trip by air to Ireland to see his mother. (The Irish Press April 26, 1947)

Other Murphys in the 1901 and 1911 censuses in Mohorra

There were three Murphys listed in the 1901 Census in Mohorra: Denis discussed above, Walter, and at the son of Denis.

Walter Murphy and Maria (Mary) King, Mohorra and Tubbersharive (1886 to 1911)

Birth: C 1842 (1911 census) c. 1851 (1901 census) Mother, Honor, born circa 1831 (1901 census). No baptismal record for Walter Murphy in Shrule parish.

Notes:

  • He had at least one brother, Patrick, who was listed at the immigration of Norah in 1909. See Honor (Norah) below. There is no baptismal record for Patrick in an appropriate period.
  • The only record for Honor Murphy (listed as Mother" with Walter in the 1901 census) in the parish was the marriage of William Murphy and Honor Boyle in Mohorra in 1839. However, there were no children listed for them in the parish records.

    Question? Was Walter the son of William Murphy and Honor Boyle?

Marriage of Walter Murphy and Mary King: Circa 1881 according to the 1911 census. No listed www.shrule.com

Children:

  1. Michael born circa 1886 (1901 census). No baptism listed by www.shrule.com
    1911 Census: Listed
  2. Patrick born circa 1889 (1901 census). No baptism listed by www.shrule.com
    1911 Census: Not listed. He may have emigrated. Still living when his sister Nora died in Brooklyn in 1960.
  3. Honor (Norah) <> (1889-)
    Birth: Honor of Walter Murphy and Mary King, April 25, "1899", Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com) Note: Must be 1889 per 1901 census and the 1909 emigration.
    Emigration: April 25, 1909, Queenstown to NY, Norah Murphy age 20 servant, Shrule, father, Walter Murphy, Moharra, Shrule to Brooklyn NY to uncle, Patrick Murphy,* 3 (4 or 7) 4th Street Brooklyn, NY, 5'4", dark complexion, fair hair, blue eyes. Note: *No appropriate baptism in Mohorra or Tubbersharive.
    1910 Census Brooklyn: Not under Nora or Honor Murphy in Brooklyn
    She married Patrick Fleming. They did not have children. Listed in Brooklyn in the 1920, 30 and 40 censuses. See 1960 death below.
  4. Bridget of Walter Murphy and Mary King, January 27, 1891, Mohorra, (www.shrule.com)
    1911 Census: Listed
  5. Helena of Walter Murphy and Maria King, April 22, 1893, Mohorra (www.shrule.com) Death: Helena may have died she is not listed in the 1901 census.
  6. Maria Agnes of Walter Murphy and Maria King, January 1, 1896, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
    1911 Census: Listed with her parents in Moharra. May have emigrated. Married Donohue. Still living when her sister died in Brooklyn in 1960.
  7. Unknown ? , according to the 1911 census Mary Murphy had 7 children of whom 7 were still living.

1901 Census:

Walter Murphy, head, age 50, born Mayo
Mary, wife, age 50, born Galway
Honor, mother, age 70, born Mayo
Michael, son, age 15, born Mayo
Patrick, son, age 12, born Mayo
Honor, daughter, age 10, born Mayo
Bridget, daughter, age 8, born Mayo
Mary, daughter age 5, born Mayo

Note: Some of the ages of the children do no match the baptismal records. However, this seems to be a reoccurring problem.

1911 Census:

Walter Murphy, head, age 69
Mary, wife, age 65, married 30 years, 7 children, 7 still living
Michael, son, age 26
Bridget, daughter, age 20
Mary, daughter, age 16

1960 Brooklyn Nora Murphy Fleming born Moharra c 1892

Brooklyn, Nora Fleming age 68 born Mocharra "Schrule" County Mayo wife of Patrick Fleming, of 1081 Park Place was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery - Sister Mrs. Mary Donohue - brother Patrick Murphy.

1920: Brooklyn, Albany ave near St Marks, Patrick Fleming 30, meter man, Nora Fleming 29, immigration 1909

1930: St Marks ave, Patrick J Fleming 40, own $12,000, plumbing, Nora Fleming 37, wife, Micheal Mcligne 29, boarder, Patrick Oatis 26, boarder, Richard Barry 35, boarder

1940: Park Place, Nora A Flemming 45, Patrick J Flemming 50, plumber, Lonnie Foley 35, niece, John Foley 35, nieces' husband English Foley 7 Geraldine Foley 3

Note: There was another Walter Murphy and Mary combination having children in the parish in the 1870s and 80s.
Marriage: Walter Murphy married Mary "Kyne" on 16 January 1875

Children:

  1. Denis of Walter Murphy and Mary "Kyne", November 27, 1875, Ballynalty, (www.shrule.com)
  2. Edmond of Walter Murphy and Mary "Kyne", January 22, 1877, Ballynalty (www.shrule.com)
  3. John of Walther Murphy and Mary "Moran", June 20, 1879, Ballynalty (www.shrule.com)
  4. Mary of Walter Murphy and Mary "Kyne", April 9, 1880, Old Ballynalty, (www.shrule.com)
  5. Mary of Walter Murphy and Mary "Kyne", April 15, 1884, Old Ballynalty (www.shrule.com)
  6. Bridget of Walter Murphy and Mary "Kyne", July 9, 1886, Ballynalty, (www.shrule.com)
  7. Bridget of Walter Murphy and Mary "Kyne", November 16, 1887 (www.shrule.com)
  8. Bridget of Walter Murphy and Mary "Kyne", October 7, 1888, Ballynalty (www.shrule.com)
Walter Murphy of Mohorra in the Griffith: Walter Murphy was not listed in the Griffith.

Pat Murphy and Bridget Murphy Tubbersharive (1894 to 1899)

Birth of Pat Murphy: Born circa 1851, son of Mary, born circa 1821 (1901 census) and Denis (Griffith 1897)

Note: There are no records in Shrule Parish for a marriage of Denis Murphy and Mary ____ or for children born to them.

Birth of Bridget Murphy: Could be Bridget, of Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, baptized August 1, 1875, Mohorra.

Marriage of Pat and Bridget Murphy: None in Shrule parish

Children:

  1. Domnick (Dennis?) of Patrick Murphy and Bridget Murphy, December 6, 1891, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
  2. Michael of Pat Murphy and Bridget Murphy, September 23, 1894, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
  3. Martin of Patrick Murphy and Bridget Murphy, September 28, 1897. www.shrule.com
  4. Maria of Patrick Murphy and Bridget Murphy, June 11, 1899, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)

Note: No obvious immigration through Ellis Island for any of them.

Death of Bridget Murphy: 1899/1901. She was alive for the birth of Maria in 1899 but died before the 1901 census when Pat is listed as a widower.

Remarriage: Before 1904, Unknown

Children from second marriage:

  1. Patrick circa 1904 (1911 census)
  2. Delia circa 1907 (1911 census)
  3. Roger (?) 1910 (1911 census)
Death of second wife: After 1910 before 1911 when Pat Murphy is again listed as widowed.

1901 Census:

Patrick Murphy, head, cannot read, 50, farmer, widowed, Irish/English
Mary Murphy, mother, cannot read, 80, widow, Irish
Denis Murphy, son, cannot read 9, Irish English
Michael Murphy, son, 7, cannot read
Martin, son, age 4,
Mary, daughter, age 1

All born Co Mayo

1911 Census: Pat Murphy, head, read and write, age 57, farmer, widower
Denis Murphy, son, age 19
Michael Murphy, son, age 16
Martin Murphy, son, age 14
Patrick Murphy, son, age 7
Delia Murphy, daughter, age 2
Roger (?) Murphy, age 1
Pat Murphy in the Griffith:

Pat Murphy, the son of Denis Murphy, replaced Denis Murphy, the son of Walter Murphy, at #19 in 1897.

#19 was listed with a house for the first time in 1864-65

Daniel Fallon 1856-? (I am missing this page in the 1862-1864 ledger) land only
John Costello ?- 1865 land only
Denis Murphy, junior, 1865-1871, house and land
Denis Murphy, son of Walter, 1871-1897, house and land
Pat Murphy, son of Denis, 1897-?, house and land

Murphys in the Griffith

1a, land and herd's house

Martin Murphy 1856-1866
Michael Murphy, son of Martin, 1866-1868
Martin Murphy 1868-1883
Martin Burke 1883/84-?

2b, land and house

Michael Murphy 1856-1890/91 (both 1890 and 1891 were noted in the margin)
Patrick Noone 1890/91-1911+

Note: Without notation this listing was changed to Michael Murphy, "Junior", starting in the 1866-1880 ledger. This may have been done to differentiate from Michael Murphy, the son of Martin, who was also listed in this ledger.

#3 land only

Martin Murphy 1856-1866
Michael Murphy, senior 1856-1893 (replaced by James Murphy)
Edmond Murphy 1856-1866
Michael Murphy, son of Martin, 1866 to 1897
Michael Brennan 1875-1897 (He replaced Edmond Murphy)
James Murphy 1893-? (He replaced Michael Murphy, senior)

Note: Without notation in the 1866-1880 ledger Michael Murphy (1856-1893 ) was changed from Michael Murphy to Michael Murphy, "senior". Again this was probably done to differentiate between the different Michael Murphys.

Note: Michael, son of Martin, replaced Martin Murphy at both #1a and #3 in 1866. However, in 1686 he was replaced by Martin Murphy at #3. What does this mean?

#15

Michael Murphy, senior, 1856-1893 (He was replaced by John Murphy)
Edmond Murphy 1856-1866 (No one replaced him)
John Murphy, 1893 - ?

Note: Without notation in the 1866-1880 ledger Michael Murphy was changed to Michael Murphy, senior.

#12a, house and land. in 1865 12a was divided into 12a and 12b. In the 1883-1897+ ledger it reverted back to land only.
John Murphy 1856-1865)
Thomas Murphy 1865- 1871
Denis Murphy, son of Thomas, 1871-1897+
12b
Denis Murphy, senior 1865-1897
#19 land and house
John Costello 1854 to 1865
Denis Murphy junior 1865-1871
Denis Murphy, son of Walter 1871-
Pat Murphy, son of Denis, 1897-1901
# 22
22 was divided and the number was changed in 1863 (number 20 was eliminated, 21 was changed to 20 and 22 was changed to 21)

John Murphy 1856-1865ish (There is no date in the margin. However, all of the notations for changes are 1865)
William Murphy 1856-1863
Edmond Brennan 1863-1897+

Murphy Females

Bridget Murphy (1859-1861)

Marriage: Bridget Murphy married John Murphy. See John Murphy

Mary Murphy (1857)

Marriage: Martin Brown and Mary Murphy, Wm Lynsky and Mary (Margt) Mahan (?), March 16, 1857, Mohorra

No record of children baptized in Shrule parish

Bridget Murphy (1894-1899)

Marriage: Bridget Murphy married Pat Murphy. See Pat Murphy

1925 Thomas Murphy

Thomas Molly of Ballinrobe was charged with selling a gun to Michael Murphy of Mohorra Shrule without a firearms's dealers licence. (New York Irish American Advocate).


Nally

Pre and post famine

www.shrule.com says there were Nally in the tithe in Shrule Town and in Curraghbaun

www.shrule does not listed any of the baptisms I have

www.shrule does not list any Nallys in the Griffith in Shrule parish. Lots in the surrounding parishes.

www.shrule.com lists two Nally families:

  1. Shrule four children to John Nally and Mary Ann Monahan between 1833-1844
  2. Glassbally, four children to John Nally and Bridget Fahy between 1867 and 1880

Nally in Mocorha

  1. Stephen Nally and Mary Doherty, Mohorra (1844-1846)

    Marriage: Stephen Nally to Mary Doherty, Martin Donahoe and Bridget Nally, May 2, 1844, Mohorra

    Children:

    1. Pat of Stephen Nally and Mary Doherty, Martin Donahoe and Bridget Nally, May 4, 1844, Mohorra
    2. Jno of Stephen Nally and Mary Doherty, Jno Farrell and Mary Whelan, March 6, 1846, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  2. Pat Nally and Mary Kyne, Tubbersharive (1856-1858)

    Birth:

    Marriage:

    Children:

    1. Michael of Patt Nally and Mary Kyne , Dan Fallon and Nappy Naughton, January 2, 1856, Tubbershare
    2. Jno of Patt Nally and Mary Kyne, Thos Lynsky and Nappy Naughton, July 11, 1858, Tubbershare

    Griffith:

    Notes:

    • No Nally or Kyne listed in 1856 or 1858. They must have been living with someone else who was the designated head of household.
    • Daniel Fallon was listed in the Griffith from 1856 to 1861. He was replaced by John Costello, See Costello


Naughton

Pre and Post Famine

www.shrule.com lists 13 Naughtons in the tithe, none in Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

There were 72 baptisms for Naughton between the start of the records and the 1890s.

There were Naughtons in Cloonbanane, Cloughmoyne, Mohologan, Mohology and a lot in Rossdaff.

Nine Naughtons were listed in Shrule parish in the Griffith; 4 in Cloghmoyne and 5 in Moyne (www.Shrule.com)

Pre-famine Naughtons in Mohorra/Tubbersharive

There were one male Naughton and three female Nauhgtons connected with the records in Mohorra before the famine.

  1. Patrick Naughton

    Birth: Before 1818, most likely earlier.

    Marriage: Patrick Naughton to Bridget Varrily, Davy Duane and Mary Varrily, Mohorra, October 8, 1838

    No record of children born in Mohorra or in the parish of Shrule

    No record for Patrick Naughton as a sponsor

    Note: Varrily was also a Mohorra name.

  2. Nappy Naughton★ (wife of Michael Byrne )

    Birth: Nappy Naughton born circa 1817

    Marriage: Married Michael Byrne sometime before 1830

    Eight children born in Mohorra. See Byrne

    Griffith: at 2a from 1856 to 1879 when she was replaced by her son, Thomas.

    Sponsor:

    1. Mary of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Nappy Naughton, November 9, 1836, Mohorra

  3. Nappy Naughton (the wife of Peter Mulrooney)

    See Peter Mulrooney

    Sponsor:

    1. Thomas of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, December 18, 1840, Mohorra
    Note: Because there were two Nappy Naughtons in Mohorra /Tubbersharive it is impossible to determine if the following sponsors were Nappy Naughton Byrne or Nappy Naughton Mulrooney.
    1. Michael of Patt Nally and Mary Kyne , Dan Fallon and Nappy Naughton, January 2, 1856, Tubbershare
    2. Jno of Patt Nally and Mary Kyne, Thos Lynsky and Nappy Naughton, July 11, 1858, Tubbershare

    Notes:

    • In all four of the baptisms relating to Nappy Naughton the maiden name was used.
    • The Nappy Naughtons were probably related to each other as they were sponsors to each other children. It is possible that they were cousins.

  4. Mary Naughton

    Sponsor:

    1. Winny of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Martin Varily and Mary Naughton, July 3, 1838, Mohorra
    2. Honor of Michael Birne and Nappy Naughton, Martin Mulroony and Mary Naughton, March 30, 1846, Mohorra.

Post-famine Naughtons

  1. James Naughton [] (c 1830-??) and Honor Loftus, Tubbersharive

    Birth: Circa 1830/31 (1901 and 1911 censuses)

    Marriage: Honor (Norah) Loftus, date and place unknown

    Children:

    1. Michael of James Naughton and Honor Loftus, Michael Naughton and Margaret Loftus, January 7, 1864, Tubbersharive
      Death: Another Michael baptized in 1871
    2. Ellenor of James Naughton and Honor Loftus, January 6, 1866, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
      5 year break
    3. Michael of James Naughton and Honor "Naughton", July 25, 1871, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
    4. Mary Jane Naughton [] and James Connell
      Mary Jane of James Naughton and Honor Loftus, November 4, 1874, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
      Marriage: James Connell married Maria Naughton on 11 June 1898, Shrule parish. Listed in the 1901 census
    5. Catherine of James Naughton and Honor Loftus, June 3, 1877, Tubbersharive, (www.shrule.com)
      Other record: Listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses
    6. Margaret of James Naughton and Honor Loftus, January 11, 1881, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)

    Griffith: James Naughton was listed for the first time circa 1863. There were no Naughtons listed in Mohorra before 1863.

    #13

    John Burke, house + 25 acres 1854-1863/64ish
    James Naughton replaced John Burke 1863-64. He was listed until 1897+

    1901 Census at #5:

    James Naughton, head age 70, farmer, born Mayo
    Norah Naughton, wife, age 62, born Mayo
    James Connell, son in law, age 32 born Galway
    Mary Connell, daughter, age 25, born Mayo
    Catherine Naughton, daughter, age 22, born Mayo
    Mary A Brown, boarder, age 20
    Lizzie Brown, visitor, age 10

    1911 Census at # 2:

    James Naughton, head, age 81
    Honor Naughton, wife, age 71
    James Connell, son in law, age 44
    Mary Connell, daughter, age 36
    Catherine, daughter, age 33

  2. Michael Naughton

    Sponsor:

    1. Michael of James Naughton and Honor Loftus, Michael Naughton and Margaret Loftus, January 7, 1864, Tubbersharive

  3. John Naughton

    Sponsor:

    1. John of Thomas Byrne and Mary Biggins, sponsors: John Naughton and Penelope Byrne, July 1, 1873 Tubbersharive Baptismal record from SMRC.


Neal/O'Neal

Pre and post famine

There were 5 Neal families having children in the parish between 1835 and 1864.

There were no Neals listed in the Griffith in Shrule parish.

www.shrule.com indicates that there were Neals in other parishes in the area.

The Neals in the Parish

  1. Patrick Neal/O'Neal and Bridget Toole, Cahernabruch
    Marriage: Pat O'Neal to Bridget Toole, Cbrck, February 3, 1842
    Children:
    1. Bridget of Patrick Neil and Bridget (no last name), Patrick Toole and Judy Murphy, October 3, 1843, "Cbrck" (Cahernabruch)
  2. Thomas Neil and Bridget Lydon, Mount Henry 1833, 1835.
  3. Thomas Neil and Mary Mahony, Mohologan , 1836, 1838, 1841 and 1844
  4. Thomas Neal and Mary Davin, Mohologan, 1864
  5. Patrick Neal and Bridget Foy, Tubbersharive and Ballinafad

The Neals in the Mocorha

  1. Patrick Neal/O'Neal and Bridget Foy, Tubbersharive and Ballinafad (1836-1845)

    Note: Patrick O'Neal and Bridget Foy were in Tubbersharive in 1835, Ballinafad in 1839, and Tubbersharive in 1845.

    Marriage: Pat Neal to Biddy Foy, Michael Lally and Cicely Cavanagh, October 5, 1835, Tubersharrue

    Children:

    1. Jno of Pat Neal and Bridget Foy, Pat "Do" (Foy) and Ellen Flannery, October 6, 1836, Tubbersharive

    2. William of Patrick Neal and Bridget Foy, Michael Foy and Mary Neal, "Bfad" (Ballinafad), July 12, 1839

      Churched Bridget Neal, alias Foy, "Bfad" (Ballinafad), November 16, 1839

      6 year break

      "Bfad" churched Bridget Neal alias Foy October 3, 1841

    3. Patrick son of Patrick O'Neal and Bridget Foy, March 19, 1845, Edmond Gereghty and Ellen (?) Heneley, Tubbersharive

    Sponsor:

    1. Margaret of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Patrick Neal and Kitty Boyle, March 28, 1833, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

    1901 Census: Not listed in Shrule parish

  2. Judy Neal

    Sponsor:

    1. Michael of Giles Shaughnessy and Walsh, Andrew (?) McNulty and Judy Neil, November 2, 1836, Tubbersharive

General Notes

Pre famine

See above.

Post-famine

No O'Neals in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra. Thomas O'Neal was listed in Mocollagan in the 1856 Griffith.

There were three listings for O'Neal in the 1901 census: Michael in Shrule, Thomas and John in Mocollagan.

Post-famine parish records include numerous Neal/O'Neal marriage and baptisms.


Noone

Pre and Post Famine

The population of Noones in the parish dropped dramatically from the pre to post famine period.

Notes:

    Pre Famine
  • In 1825 there were 2 Noones listed in the parish, Anthony in Mohorra and James in Tubbersharive.
  • There were 8 (or more) Noone families connected with Mohorra and/or Tubbersharive in the pre-famine period (1830 and 1840s).
  • There were at least 24 male Noones born in the parish between 1832 and 1844.
  • There were nine baptisms of Noone males in Mohorra/Tubbersharive between 1834 and 1858. This only represents a part of the Noone males that were probably born during that period.

  • Post Famine
  • There were 2 Noones listed in the parish in the Griffith of 1854, James in Mochorra and Brian in Shrule Town.
  • There was 1 Noone baptism listed in the parish records in the 1850s, James of James Noone and Mary Brown in Tubbersharive in 1858. There was a 13 year break between the baptism of James and the baptism of the previously baptized child of James and Mary Noone.
  • There was 2 Noone marriage in the 1850s.
  • There were 0 Noone baptisms listed in the 1860s.
  • There were 2 Noone baptisms in the 1870s. One was for a child of Pat and Kate Noone in Tubbersharive.
  • There were 6 baptisms recorded in the parish in the 1880s and 1890s. They were all for the children of Pat and Kate Noone of Tubbersharive, with the exception of Anne Noone in 1888 where only the surname was recorded.
  • There were 2 Noones listed in the 1901 census, Patrick in Mohorra and Thomas in Gortback (Thomas was the father of the other child baptized in the 1870s).

Noones in the tithe 1825

  1. Anthony Noone was listed with 4+ in the 1825 tithe in Mohorra

    Notes:

    • No further record for Anthony.
    • The name only occurs one more time in the Shrule records with the baptism of Anthony, the son of William Noone and Mary Mellet in 1846.

  2. James Noone was listed with 49 acres in the 1825 tithe in "Tubbersharrow"

    Note: There were several James Noones in the subsequent records.

The Pre and post famine Noones in Tubbersharive

  1. James Noone and Mary Brown, Tubbersharive

    Certificate: James Noone, March 9, 1836, Mohorra

    Marriage: No marriage record in Shrule parish. The certificate was probably issued to give him permission to marry in another parish.

    Children:

    1. William of Jas Noone and Mary Brown, Jas Noone and Mary Goggins, July 14, 1839, Tubbersharive

    2. Jno of Jas Noone and Mary Browen, Pat (Burke) and Mary Burke, July 4, 1840, Tubbersharive

    3. Bridget of Jas Noone and Mary "Broione", Jno Mea and Mary Kine, April 16, 1845, Tubbersharive

      13 year break This is the period of the famine (and after) when the records are more or less missing.

    4. Jas of James Noone and Mary Brown, Ned Mea and Betty Nicholson, February 1, 1858 "Tubbershare"

    5. Pat Noone [] (circa 1851-?) and Catherine Ward, Tubbershare.

      Birth of Pat Noone: Circa 1851, Mayo (1901 and 1911 censuses). Note: Son of James based on the property transfer in the Griffith. Not proven.

      Marriage: Kate Ward, circa 1877 (1911 census) No listing in Shrule parish

      Birth of Kate Ward: Circa 1852, Mayo (1911 census)

      Children:

      1. John Noone [] (1877-) and Sarah
        Birth: John of Pat Noone and Kate Ward, September 11, 1877, Tubbersharive (www.Shrule.com)
        Census: 1901 and 1911
        Marriage: Sarah (per 1911 census)
        Children:
        1. Mary
        2. James
        3. Catherine
        4. Nora
      2. Martin circa 1882 per 1901 census
        Further Records: Possible immigration but from "Ballinrobe", right age no other real information.
      3. Mary of Pat Noone and Catherine Ward, October 25, 1880, Tubbershare (www.shrule.com)
        Death: She must have died as another Mary was baptized in 1881
      4. Mary of Pat Noone and Cath Warde, May 11, 1881, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
        Further Record: Not listed in 1901 census
      5. Catherine of Pat Noone and Kate Ward, May 13, 1883, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
        Further Record: Not listed in 1901 census
      6. Bridget of Pat Noone and Kate Ward, July 5, 1885, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
        Further Record: Not listed in 1901 census
      7. Maggie (Margaret) circa 1888 per 1901 census
        Further Record: Listed in 1911 census
      8. James of Pat Noone and Kate Ward, February 18, 1889 , Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
        Further Record: Not listed in 1901 census
      9. Patrick of Patrick Noone and Cath Ward, October 2, 1892, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
        Further Record: Not listed in 1901 census
      10. Unknown per 1911 census

      Griffith:

      2c, house and land James Noone from 1856 to 1888
      Patrick Noone 1888-1897+

      2b, land only

      Michael Murphy 1856 to 1890/1891 (there are two dates noted in the margin.
      Patrick Noone, 1890/1891 to 1897+ Note: House and Land was crossed out and Land was written in its place.

      1901 census: Patrick Noone, head, can read and write, age 50, farmer, born Mayo
      Kate Noone, wife, cannot read or write, age 48, born Mayo
      John, son, can read and write, age 21, born Mayo
      Martin, son, can read and write, age 19, born Mayo
      Maggie, daughter, can read and write, age 13, born Mayo

      They were all listed as Irish/English speakers

      1911 Census:

      Patrick Noone, head, age 60, farmer, born Mayo
      Kate, wife, can read and write, age 59, born Mayo, married 34 years, 10 children, 3 living
      John, son, age 33, married, born Mayo
      Margaret, daughter, age 22, single, born Mayo,
      Sarah, daughter-in-law, age 33, married, born Mayo married 7 years, 4 children, 4 living
      Mary, G. daughter, age 6, born Mayo
      James, G son, age 4, born Mayo
      Catherine, G daughter, age 1, born Mayo
      Nora, G daughter, age 1 mo., born Mayo

      Notes:

      • John's year of birth is off in the 1901 census. It is closer in the 1911 census.
      • The baptism of Martin and Maggie (listed in the 1901 census) were not recorded in the Shrule parish records.
      • In the 1911 census, Kate Ward Noone indicates that she had 10 children and only three were still living - John and Margaret - Martin?

    Sponsor:

    1. Thomas of Pat Burke and Judy Moran, James (Noone) and Catherine Noone, April 2, 1834, Tubbersharive
    2. Jno of Michael Reilly and Cate Moghan, Jas Noone and Bridget Moghan, May 24, 1836, Tubbersharive Cate of Jno Meah and Bridget Noone, Jas Noone and Cate Reily, June 16, 1837, Tubbersharive
    3. Bridget of Brun Goggins and Judy Moran, Jas (Noone) and Cate Noone, January 1 or 7, 1838, Tubbersharive
    4. Anne of Jno Meah and Bridget Noone, Jas Do (Noone) and Mary Burke, September 10, 1838, Tubbersharive
    5. William of Jas Noone and Mary Brown (?), Jas Noone and Mary Goggins, July 14, 1839, Tubbersharive

    Note: There were two James Noones in the parish in 1839, as indicated by the baptism of William Noone where his father and godfather were both James Noone.

    Witness:

    1. Mary of Michl Murphy and Cate, Jas (Noone) and Bridget Noone, November 24, 1842, Mohorra
    2. Thomas Goggins married Ellen Walsh, witnesses Jas Noone and Judy Walsh, November 27, 1837 Bfad

    Griffith:

    2c James from 1856 to 1888
    Patrick Noone 1888-1897+

  2. Pat Noone and Cate Tigue (Ballinafad and Mohorra) and Mary Murran (Ballinafad and Mohorra) (1832-1844)

    This could represent two Patrick Noones. However, given the dates of birth and the connection to Ballinafad it is possible that Patrick was widowed and remarried.

    Patrick Noone was in Ballinafad in 1832, Mohorra in 1834 Ballinafad in 1837, Mohorra in 1838, Ballinafad in 1840, and then back to Mohorra in 1842 and 1844.

    Notes:

    • The entry for the Ballinafad baptisms is listed as "Bfad" in the records. www.shrule.com transcribes this to Ballinafad. I can't find Ballinafad on a current map of the area.
    • Pat Noone was not the only person in the parish who was both in Ballinafad and Mohorra.
      • Martin Conway and Kate Reilly were also listed in both Ballinafad and Mohorra. Pat Noone was a sponsor to a child of Martin and Cate Conway in 1841. See Conway
      • Pat Neal and Bridget Foye also were listed both in Ballinafad and Tubbershare. See Neal (O'Neal)

    Children:

    1. Margaret Noone, Patk Noone and Cate Tigue, Jas Geraghty and Honor Brown, August 6, 1832, Bfad (Ballinafad)

    Churched: August 24 1834, Mohorra, churched Cate Tigue, alias Noone

    Marriage: No record in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Mary of Pat Noone and Mary Morran, William Noone and Bridget Walsh, February 12, 1837, Bfad (Ballinafad).
    2. Bridget of Patrick Noone and Mary Murran, Wm Noone and Mary Fay, November 8, 1838, Mohorra
    3. Sarah of Pat Noone and Mary Murraine, Margt Noone, no godfather, June 15, 1840, B.fada ( (Ballinafad)
      Death: She must have died as another Sarah was baptized in 1844
    4. Honor of Patrick Noone and Mary Murrane, Margt Hart, no godfather, October 1, 1842, Mohorra
    5. Sarah of Patrick Noone and Mary Murrane, Patrick (Boyle) and Mary Boyle, 18, 1844, Mohorra

    Sponsor:

    1. Patrick of Thos Goggins and Ellen Walsh, Patrick Noone and Bridget Foy, January 7, 1840, Tubbersharive
    2. Mary of Martin Conway and Cate Reily, Patrick (Noone) and Bridget Noone, November 27, 1841, "Bfad"
    3. Jno of Brun Goggins and Judy Moran, Pat Noone and Mary Brown, April 29, 1843, Tubbersharive

  3. William Noone and Biddy Walsh, Mohorra (1834-1843)

    Marriage: None in Shrule Records

    Children:

    1. Thos of William Noone and Biddy Walsh, Pat Noone and Mary Gaughty (?), November 19, 1834, Mohorra

      9 year break

    2. Bridget of William Noone and Bridget Walsh, Thos (Boyle) and Mary Boyle, January 19, 1843, Mohorra

    Sponsor:

    1. Mary of Pat Noone and Mary Morran, William Noone and Bridget Walsh, February 12, 1837, Ballinafad.
    2. Biddy Burke of Jno Burke and Mary Maley, Michael Maley and Biddy Walsh, December 13, 1857, Tubbersharive.

    Notes:

    • Although there were several William Noones in the parish at the time, the godmother, Bridget Walsh, makes it more likely that the godfather in the 1837 baptism was the William Noone married to Bridget Walsh.
    • Walsh is such a common name that it is not certain that the godmother in the 1857 was the wife of William Noone.

  4. William Noone and Mary Meah, Tubbersharive (1834-1836)

    Marriage: None in Shrule records

    Children:

    1. Bridget of William Noone and Mary Meah, Jas Noone and Cate Reily, May 10, 1834, Tubbersharive
    2. Patrick of William Noone and Mary Meah, Brian (Goggins) and Judy Goggins, March 11, 1836, Tubbersharive

  5. William Noone and Mary Mellet, Mohorra (1840-1846)

    Notes:

    • This William Noone could be the same as one of the two Williams listed above if he was widowed and remarried.
    • I is highly likely that this William Noone was related to Anthony Noone of the 1825 tithe. In 1846 he named his son, Anthony, which was a less than common name in the parish at the time.

    Marriage: No record in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Mary of William Noone and Mary Mellet, Mary Noone (no godfather), June 18, 1840, Mohorra

      6 year break

    2. Anthony of William Noone and Mary Mellet, Pat Noone and Mary Mullet, March 5, 1846, Mohorra

  6. John Noone and Honor Walsh, Mohorra (1844)

    Marriage: None in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Martin of Jno Noone and Honor Walsh, Jas Noone and Mary Meah, February 3, 1844, Mohorra

  7. Luke Noone and Mary Hart, Balliculligan and Mohorra (1836-1844)

    Luke Noone was in Balliculligan from at least 1836 to sometime after 1841. He was in Moharra in 1844 and 1846.

    Note: The parish records list "Bculligan" which www.shrule.com transcribes as Balliculligan. I cannot find it on a current map of the area.

    Marriage: None in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Mary Noone of Luke Noone and Mary Hart, Patrick (Noone) and Bridget Noone, March 28, 1836, Balliculligan
    2. Michael of Luke Noone and Mary Hart, Michael Murphy and Honor (?) Lynsky, October 6, 1837, Ballyculligan
    3. Patrick of Luke Noone and Mary Hart, Paul Laffy and Margt Noone, April 15, 1840, Balliculligan
    4. William of Luke Noone and Mary hart, Michael Higgins and Cate Noone, October, 7, 1841, Ballyculligan
    5. Bridget of Luke Noone and Mary Hart, Patrick (Noone) and Honor Noone, February 10, 1846, Mohorra

    Churched: September 20 (?), 1844, churched Mary Noone alias Hart, Mohorra

  8. Martin Noone and Mary Molloy, Mohorra (1843-1846)

    Marriage: No marriage in Shrule parish

    Children:

    1. Bridget of Martin Noone and Mary Mulloy, Michl Noone and M Varrily, November 30, 1843, Mohorra
    2. Honor of Martin Noone and Mary Mulloy, Jno Doherty and Bitty Feeney, February 27, 1846, Mohorra

Pre-famine Female Noones as Sponsors

Bridget, Cate, Honor and Mary Noone acted as sponsors at baptisms between 1832 and 1844. There were at least two Bridget Noones, two Cate Noones and several Mary Noones in the parish during that period. These are female Noones who appear in the records because they were married. It is highly likely that there were other female Noone with these names.

  1. Bridget Noone

    There were at least three Bridget Noones: Bridget Noone, the wife of John Meah, and Bridget Walsh Noone, the wife of William Noone, Bridget Noone the wife of Frank Kean.

    Sponsor:

    1. Mary of Martin Conway and Cate Reily, Patrick (Noone) and Bridget Noone, November 27, 1841, "Bfad". Note: Martin and Cate also had children in Tubbersharive.
    2. Mary of Michl Murphy and Cate, Jas (Noone) and Bridget Noone, November 24, 1842, Mohorra

    Witness:

    1. Michael Murphy to Cate Noone, Paul Laffy and Bridget Noone, February 4, 1838, Tubbersharive
    2. Martin Conway to Cate Reilly, Martin Mulrooney and Bridget Noone, February 17, 1840, Tubbersharive

  2. Cate Noone

    There were at least two Cate Noones: Cate Tigue Noone, the wife of Pat Noone and Cate Noone Murphy, the wife of Michael Murphy, February 7, 1838, Tubbersharive.

    Sponsor:

    1. Thomas of Pat Burke and Judy Moran, James (Noone) and Catherine Noone, April 2, 1834, Tubbersharive
    2. Bridget of Brun Goggins and Judy Moran, Jas (Noone) and Cate Noone, January 1 or 7, 1838, Tubbersharive
    3. Patrick of Fran Kean and Bridget Noone, Thos Walsh and Cate Noone, December 12, 1844, Mohorra

  3. Honor Noone

    Honor Noone married Daniel Berne March 5, 1832, Mohorra. See Byrne

    They do not appear to have had children in Shrule parish.

  4. Mary Noone

    There were at least 4 Mary Noone: the wives of James, Luke and William Noone were all named Mary and Mary Noone married John Mohony.

    Sponsor:

    1. Mary of Michael Reilly and Cate Moghan, Mary Noone (no godfather), November 22, 1838, Tubbersharive

Post-famine Noones

  1. See Patrick above
  2. Bridget Noone

    John Doherty wrote in August 2005:

    My maternal great grandfather, Bryan Loughlin, lived just outside Shrule. He was married to Bridget Noone. I do not know the date of the marriage or any other info regarding their births or deaths, but they had a son, Thomas, born 10th April 1871 and baptised at Shrule on the 14th of the same month. Mother is shown as Bridget on the birth cert. and Biddy at the baptism. I wonder if she is one of the Mochora Noones ?

O'Hara

Post Famine

O'Hara in Mocorha

  1. Martin O'Hara

    Griffith:

    #16 1857 24 acres land only
    Martin O'Hara was still listed in 1897+


Reilly (1834 to 1911)

Pre and Post famine

The records for Reilly in Mohorra/Tubbersharive are limited. There were four heads of household in Mohorra/Tubbersharive between 1834 and 1911:

  1. Thomas, listed in the Griffith from circa 1857 to the 1884
  2. Michael, born no later than 1814, married to Cate Mohan in 1834 and having children between 1836 and 1844, if not later.
  3. Michael, married to Margaret Reilly, having children 1877 to 1887, most likely replaced Thomas in the Griffith 1884, died between 1887 and 1901.
  4. Margaret Reilly Reilly, the widow of Michael, in the 1901 and 1911 census.
There were 25 baptisms in the parish for Reilly between 1832 and 1887: 9 in the 1830s, 4 in the 1840s, 3 in the 1850s, 3 in the 1860s, 3 in the 1870s, and 3 in the 1880s. There were 8 baptisms in Moyne in the 1830 and 1840s, 6 in Shrule Town in 1837 and in the 1850s and 1860s, 1 in Dalgan in 1841, 1 in Knokfada in 1862, 1 in Scadane in 1871 (total 17). The remaining 8 were the children of Michael and Cate in Tubbersharive and Michael and Margaret in Mohorra and Tubbersharive.

Reilly in Mocorha

  1. Thomas Reilly (????-1884)

    Marriage:

    Children: There were no baptismal records in Shrule parish for children of Thomas Reilly.

    1. Bridget [] (c. 1856-??) and Patrick Hardiman

      Birth: Circa 1856

      Marriage:

      Patrick Hardiman (born circa 1856 in Lisheenageeha) married Bridget Reilly (born circa 1856 in Muckaroo) near Shrule - married February 9, 1880 in Headford, County Galway, Ireland. Patrick was a landholder in Lisheenageeha - Father: Patrick (deceased). Bridget was a daughter of Thomas Reilly in Muckaroo, near Shrule

      I believe that Muckaroo is really Mochara.

      Maggie Scully, October 2006

    Griffith:

    #17

    Thomas Reilly, house, land 31 acres 1856
    Michael Reilly replaced Thomas Reilly in 1884

  2. Michael Reilly and Cate Mohan, Tubbersharive (1834-1897+)

    Birth: Unknown

    Note: Michael Reilly was probably not the son of Thomas Reilly. Michael had to have been born at least by 1814 to be marrying Cate in 1834 (Using 20 as a minimum age at marriage). More than likely he was older than 20 at the time of his marriage. Thomas Reilly held the property at #17 until 1884 (most likely represents the year of his death). If Thomas was the father of Michael he would have to have been born no later than 1794 (again based on a minimum age of 20 at the time of Michael's birth). This would mean he was 90 years old at the time the property was transferred to Michael. However, there was Kate Murphy still alive in 1947 at 104.

    Marriage: Michael Reilly married Cate Moghan on September 7, 1834, witnesses, James Noone and Judy Moghan, New Ballynalty.

    Children:

    1. Jno of Michael Reilly and Cate Moghan, Jan Noone and Bridget Moghan, May 24, 1836, Tubbersharive
    2. Mary of Michael Reilly and Cate Moghan, Mary Noone (no godfather), November 22, 1838, Tubbersharive
      Death: Another Mary was baptized in 1844.
    3. Bridget of Michael Reilly and Cate Moghan, Martin Conway and Cate Reily, October 5, 1841, Tubbersharive
    4. Mary of Michl Reilly and Cate Moghan, Jno Reily and Bridget Moghan, May 22, 1844, Tubbersharive

    Sponsor:

    1. Edmond of Jno "Magh" (Mea[h]) and Bridget Noone, April 25, 1833, Michael Reily and Cate Goggins, Tubbersharive
    2. Bridget of Michael Murphy and Cate Noone, Michl Reily and Cate Moghan, October 27, 1839, Mohorra

    Griffith:

    Thomas Reilly, house, land 31 acres
    Michael Reilly replaced Thomas Reilly in 1884

    Question? Was this transfer of the property to Michael, the husband of Cate Reilly or to Michael, the husband of Margaret Reilly? See Michael Reilly below.

  3. Michael Reilly and Margaret Reilly, Tubbersharive

    Birth of Michael Reilly: Unknown

    Birth of Margaret Reilly: c. 1842 (1911 census) c. 1851 (1901 census)

    Pros and cons:

    • If she was born in circa 1842 she would have been 33 at the estimated time of her marriage and 45 at the birth of her last known child. Unfortunately, neither age is unheard of in the records in Mayo.

    • If she was born in 1851 she would have been 23 at the estimated time of her marriage and 35 at the birth of her last known child.

    The parish records show the following:

    • Margaret Reilly of William Reilly and Honor Thornton, baptized September 27, 1841, Moyne. They did not use the name William for a son.

    • No record for Margaret Reilly born circa 1851. This is the period that the records are missing.

    My theory: Either Michael Reilly or Margaret Reilly was the child of Michael Reilly and Bridget Mohan born during the period of the missing records. Since Margaret Reilly was the Reilly listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses, I also believe that Michael Reilly (husband of Margaret Reilly) was the Michael who took over #17 from Thomas Reilly in the 1884 Griffith ledger. See Griffith below.

    Marriage: Not listed in Shrule parish

    Children: Note: Several of the children of Michael and Margaret Reilly immigrated to the US. Two of them are certain - James and Patrick - based on Patrick's immigration record which contained quite specific information about who his mother and brother were and where he was going. Beyond that the information is more speculative and is based on associations in years of birth, years of immigration and the fact that they are in Mechanicville, New York (The stated destination of Patrick in 1908).

    There are some discrepancies in the records that are not major but cast some uncertainties on the situation.

    1. Thomas Reilly (1875-?) <> and Mary
      Birth: Thomas of Michael Reilly and Margaret Reilly, January 1, 1875 (www.shrule.com)
      Emigration: 1896 May 13 Teutonic, Queenstown to NYC, Thomas Reilly, laborer, age 21, "Mohara" to Saratoga
      WWI Draft Registration: Thomas Reilly, 4 Hulins Street, Mechanicville, Saratoga, NY age 44, January 6, 1874, Naturalized US citizen, brick-maker Duffney Brick Co. Mechanicville, wife, Mary Reilly, medium height, medium build blue eyes, dark hair
      1930 Census: Stillwater Ave Mechanicville, Thomas Reilly age 53, owning $1,800, married at age 35, born "North Ireland" Immigrated 1898, NA, kill burner, brick yard, Mary wife, age 50, married at age 32, Irish Free State, arrived 1904
      Notes: Why North Ireland? Not listed in other censuses in Mechanicville.
    2. Martin of Michael Reilly and Margaret Reilly, November 12, 1877, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
      1911 Census: in Mohorra, single
    3. Michael of Michael Reilly and Margaret Reilly, June 17, 1882, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
      Death: Another Michael was baptized in 1887
    4. James <>
      Birth: James, circa 1883 (1901 census)
      Emigration: Certain he immigrated - NOT CERTAIN this is the correct record - James Reilly the Cymric May 04, 1903 age 18 Headford to Brother Thomas Reilly 118 Manor Ave Cohoes, New York (Cohoes was near Mechanicville, New York).
      1910 US Census: Not in Mechanicville
      WWI Draft Registration: Not in Mechanicville
      Later censuses: Not in Mechanicville
    5. Patrick <> AJA John Patrick (?) and Catherine
      Birth: Patrick of Michael Reilly and Margt Reilly, April 8, 1885, Mohorra, www.shrule.com
      Emigration 1908: Patrick Reilly, age 23, labourer, last residence Headford, mother, Margaret Reilly, Mocarra, Shrule, Co. Mayo, to brother, James, Mechanicsville, New York, 5' 7'', dark complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, traveling with Sarah Higgons, age 19, labourer, mother Margaret of Di---ffard, Shrule, Co. Mayo, to sister Mrs. ____ ich, 208, East 38th Street, NY, 5' 7", fair, red hair blue eyes from Queenstown May 27, 1908 on the Oceanic.
      1910 US Census: Not in Mechanicville
      WWI Draft Registration: John Patrick Reilly 144 North Main Street, Mechanicville, Saratoga, paper maker, West Virginia Pulp co. No Main Street Mechanicville, Katherine Reilly wife, same address, tall, medium build, blue eyes grayish hair.
      1930 Census:
    6. John Reilly, qon $7,000, age 46, married at 23, immigrated 1907, laborer State Barge Canal, Catherine married at age 16, age 39, immigrated in 1907, John Patrick son age 22, clerk dry store, Catherine Monica, age 17, clerk dry store, Loretta, May age 19, Madeline C age 15, Frances age 12, Eleanne age 10, Sara age 8
    7. Michael of Michael and Margaret Reilly, March 10, 1887, Tubbersharive (www.shrule.com)
      1911 Census: Mohorra, single, "dumb idiot"
    8. Unknown based on number of children indicated by the 1911 census
    9. Unknown based on number of children indicated by the 1911 census

    Note: In the 1911 census there were questions relating to marriage and number of children as follows:

    • Number of years married: Margaret Reilly Reilly entered 26. The entry was then crossed out. It seems possible that Margaret Reilly was married for 26 years when she was widowed circa 1901. The marriage record was not found but the first known child was born in 1875
    • Total number of children: 8
    • Children still living in 1911: 6, Martin and Michael with her in Ireland. Thomas and Patrick in Mechanicville? 2 others.

    Sponsor:

    Michael of Thomas Byrne and Mary Biggins, Michael Reily and Bridget Reily, October 8, 1876, Tubbersharive

    Griffith:

    #17

    Thomas Reilly, house, land 31 acres
    Michael Reilly replaced Thomas Reilly in 1884

    1901 Census at # 12:

    Margaret, head, cannot read and write, age 50, farmer, widow, born Mayo, Irish speaker only
    Martin, son, age 22, born Mayo, farmers son, Irish/English
    James, son, age 18, born Mayo, farmers son, Irish/English
    Patrick, son, age, 16, born Mayo, scholar, Irish/English
    Michael, son, cannot read and write, age 12, born Mayo, a dash Under Irish Language

    Note: The children listed in the census do not line up with the baptismal records with the exception of Martin.

    1911 Census at #13:

    Margaret, head, cannot read, widow, age 69
    Martin, son, age 33, single
    Michael, son, age 25, single, listed as "dumb idiot" in health column
    Note: The children listed in the census do line up with the baptismal records.

  4. John Reilly

    Sponsor:

    1. Mary of Michl Reilly and Cate Moghan, Jno Reily and Bridget Moghan, May 22, 1844, Tubbersharive
    2. Wm Varily, Jno (Varily) and "Margt" Gallaher, Jno Reily and Honor Barrett, September 21, 1857, Mohorra

  5. Cate Reilly

    Marriagee: Martin Conway to Cate Reilly, Martin Mulrooney and Bridget Noone, February 17, 1840, Tubbersharive

    See Conway

    Sponsor:

    1. Mary of Pat Higgins and Cate Costello, Thos Swift and Cate Reily, February 22, 1833, Tubbersharive
    2. Bridget of William Noone and Mary Meah, Jas Noone and Cate Reily, May 10, 1834, Tubbersharive
    3. Cate of Jno Meah and Bridget Noone, Jas Noone and Cate Reily, June 16, 1837, Tubbersharive
    4. Bridget of Michael Reilly and Cate Moghan, Martin Conway and Cate Reily, October 5, 1841, Tubbersharive

    Note: After September 1834, Cate Reilly could have been the wife, of Michael Reilly.

  6. Mary Reilly

    Sponsor: Mary of Luke Kenny and Margt Walsh, Jno Daugherty and Mary Reily, February 18, 1837, Mohorra

  7. Margaret Reilly

    Margaret Reilly married Michael Reilly. See Michael Reilly.

    Sarah Reilly

    Sarah Reilly married Pat Higgins.

    See Higgins


Shaughnessy

Pre famine

Shaughnessy in Mocorha

  1. Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, Mohorra and Tubbersharive

    Marriage:

    Children:

    1. Bridget of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, William Foy and Bridget Conry, September 1, 1832, Tubbersharive.
    2. Thomas of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, Michl Glynn (or Hynes?) and Biddy Swift, January 4, 1835, Mohorra
    3. Michael of Giles Shaughnessy and Walsh, Andrew (?) McNulty and Judy Neil, November 2, 1836, Tubbersharive Martin of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, Ned Brennen and Honor Joyce, May 8, 1839, Tubbersharive

      Churched Mary Shaughnessy or Walsh, January 18, 1844, Tubbersharive

    4. Bridget of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, Michael Berne and Mary Cavanaugh, March 23, 1845, Tubbersharive

    Death of Mary Walsh Shaughnessy:

    Marriage: Giles Shaughnessy married Mary Higgins, May 17, 1845, witnesses Patrick Shaughnessy and ?? Higgins, Mfalustine ???

    Children:

    1. Judy of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Higgins, Wm and Mary Foy, March 7, 1846, Tubbersharive

    Sponsor: No

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  2. Ellen Shaughnessy

    Ellen Shaughnessy married to Edmond Geraghty.

    See Geraghty

General Notes

Pre-famine

Other pre-famine include baptisms for: a son of James Shaughnessy of Carenabruck in 1841, three sons and a daughter of Pat Shaughnessy of Glassbally between 1832 and 1844, a son and two daughters of Thomas Shaughnessy of Glassbally between 1832 and 1838, a daughter of James of Glassbally in 1839, a son of Thomas of Ravenhill in 1842, a daughter of Martin of Shrule in 1838.

Post-famine

There was no listing for Shaughnessy in the Griffith in Shrule parish.

There were two post-famine baptismal records: A son of Peter in Ramolin in 1856 and a son of Patrick in Shrule town in 1864.

There were no Shaughnessys in the 1901 census.

There were O'Shaughnessys in New York City.


Swift

Pre famine

There are very few records for the Swifts in Shrule parish.

Shaughnessy in Mocorha

  1. Michael Swift and Bridget Conroy, Mohorra

    Marriage: Bridget Conry

    Children:

    1. Michael of Michael Swift and Bridget Conry, Martin and Bridget ____, September 9, 1834, Mohorra

    Sponsor:

    Thomas of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, Michl Glynn (or Hynes?) and Biddy Swift, January 4, 1835, Mohorra

    Griffith: Not listed in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  2. Thomas Swift, and Mary Burke, Mohorra

    Witness: Thomas Swift was a witness to the marriage of Pat Foy and Margt Sherridan. Other witness, Elizabt Walsh, April 25, 1839 Mount Henry

    Marriage: Thos Swift to Mary Burke, witnesses Thos Lee and Honor Meah, February 18, 1844, Tubbersharive

    Children:

    1. Michael of Thos Swift and Mary Burke, Thos and Bridget Burke, March 30, 1846, Mohorra
    2. John of Thomas Swift and Mary Burke, Michael Swift and Mary Baker (Barker?), July 4, 1858, Ballynalty
    3. Mary of Thomas Swift and Mary Burke, Michael Swift and Mary Barker (?), February 27, 1862, (something)bally.

    Sponsor:

    1. Mary of Pat Higgins and Cate Costello, Thos Swift and Cate Reily, February 22, 1833, Tubbersharive
    2. Nappy of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Thos Swift and Honor Boyle, May 16, 1836, Mohorra
    3. Thos of Jno Meah and Bridget Noone, Thos Swift and Cate Moghan, February 21, 1842, Tubbersharive

    Griffith: Thomas Swift was listed with a house and land in Glasvally in the first Griffith ledger.

    1901 Census: No Swifts

    1911 Census: No Swifts

  3. James Swift

    Sponsor: Bridget of Edmond Geraghty and Ellen Shaughnessy, Jas Swift and Mary Higgins, March 19, 1834, Tubbersharive

  4. Mary Swift

    Sponsor: Honor of Edmd Geraghty and Ellen Shaughnessy, Patrick Higgins and Mary Swift, May 15, 1832, Tubbersharive


Toole

Pre famine

There were other Tooles in the parish.

O'Toole in Mocorha

  1. Philbin Toole and Mary Laughlin, Mohorra

    Marriage: Mary Laughlin, date and place unknown

    Children:

    1. Thos of Philbin Toole and Mary Laughlin, Thos (Toole) and Bridget Toole, December 10, 1831, Mohorra
    2. Bridget of Philbin Toole and Mary Laughlin Rody Keary (?) and Bridget Toole, September 10, 1833, Mohorra

    Sponsor: No

    Griffith: No Toole in the 1856 Griffith in Mohorra

  2. Peter "Toughly" (Toole)

    Marriage: Mary Lally married Peter "Toughly" (Toole?), witnesses, Michael "Toughly" and Mary O'Neil, March 3, 1835, Mohorra

    Question? They lived in Ballinafad and Ravinhill. Why were they married in Mohorra?

    Children:

    1. Mary of Peter "Toole" and Mary Lally, Martin, Bo-- and Cicily Cavanager, December 11, 1835, Ballinafad
    2. Catherine of Peter "Toole" and Mary Lally, Jno Noone and Cate Lally, September 10, 1838, Ballinafad
    3. Michael of Peter "Toole" and Mary Lally, William Millett and Bridget (can't read), August (?), 1841, Ravinhill Bridget of Peter "Toole" and Mary Lally, Dick Rafferty and Mary Ward, May 9, 1844, Ravinhill

General Notes

Pre-famine

Other pre-famine records include baptisms for: two daughters of Peter Toole in Ballinfad in 1835 and 1838, a son and daughter of the same Peter Toole in Ravenhill in 1841 and 1844, a daughter of Robert Toole in Moyne in 1845, two sons of Austin Toole in Cahernabruck in 1834 and 1837, and, two sons of John Toole in Cahernabruck in 1832 and 1834.

Post famine

There was no listing for Toole in the 1856 Griffith in Shrule parish.

Post-famine records include; the marriage of Mary Toole to Wat Reily in Shrule in 1859, the baptisms of two sons and four daughters of Peter Toole of Shrule between 1865 and 1871, and the marriage of Martin Toole to Catherine Connor in 1894. Note: there is no appropriate baptism for Martin Toole.

There were no Tooles in the 1901 census in Shrule parish.


Varley (Varily/ Varrily)

Pre and post famine

Wm Varrily was listed in the tithe in Shrule parish in Ballinalty with one acre. So the name was in the parish from at least 1825.

There were two Varrily males having children in Mohorra in the 1830s, Michael and Anthony. Bridget Varrily married Patrick Naughton in 1838. There were no baptismal records for them.

Varilly in Mocorha

  1. Michael Varrily and Honor Ridge

    Marriage: Honor Ridge

    Children:

    1. Judy of Michael Varrily and Honor Ridge, (can't read) Bridget (can't read), September 12, 1832, Mohorra

    Other: Certificate to Michael Varrily, March 7, 1836, Mohorra

    Sponsor:

    1. Michael of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Mary Higgins, September 23, 1833, Mohorra
    2. Mary of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Nappy Naughton, November 9, 1836, Mohorra
    3. Jas of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Bridget Mulroony, August 6, 1838, Mohorra
    4. Peter of Peter Mulrooney and Nappy Naughton, Michael Varrily and Bridget Mulrooney, November 25, 1840, Mohorra.
    5. Mary of Michael Mulrooney and Honor Newel, Michael Varrily and Bridget Mulrooney, November 25, 1841, Mohorra
    Griffith: No

  2. Anthony Varrily and Ellen Quinn

    Birth:

    Marriage:

    Children:

    1. Bridget to Anth (Anthony) Varrily and Ellen Quinn, Thos Kleate (?) and Cate Boyle, June 5, 1834, Mohorra

    Griffith: No

  3. Bridget Varrily and Patrick Naughton

    Marriage: Patrick Naughton to Bridget Varrily, Davy Duane and Mary Varrily, Mohorra, October 8, 1838

    No record of children born in Mohorra or in the parish of Shrule

    Churched: Mohorra, churched Bridget Varrily alias Naughton, June 13, 1839

    Sponsor:

    1. Bridget to Michael Gibsy and "Margt" Burans, Peter Lally and Bridget Varrily, September 25, 1836, Mohorra
    2. Mary of Jas Garvy and Mary Glynn, Frank Kean and Bridget Varrily, February 19, 1838, Mohorra

    Note: See Bridget Mannion Varrily below.

  4. Mary Varrily

    Mary Varrily married to Patrick Naughton (1838). See above

    Mary Varrily married to Thomas Curran (1842). See Currin

    Sponsor:

    1. Patrick Naughton to Bridget Varrily, Davy Duane and Mary Varrily, Mohorra, October 8, 1838
    2. Thomas Conely married Mary Beirne, December 12, 1841, Pat Conely and Mary Varily, Mohorra
    3. Jno of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, Jno (Varrily) and Mary Varrily, January 21, 1842, Mohorra
    4. Bridget of Martin Noone and Mary Mulloy, Michl Noone and M Varrily, November 30, 1843, Mohorra
    Note: After 1841 could have been Mary Gallaher Varrily, the wife of John Varrily.

  5. Unknown Varrily sponsor

    Winny (? Very faded) of Thos Boyle and Winny Glynn, ? (cant read) Varrily and Honor Newel, November 13, 1839, Mohorra

Varrilys in Mohorra in the 1840s

There were two Varrily males having children in Mohorra in the 1840s, Martin and John. There are three records connected to Martin Varrlly, a marriage and two baptisms. It is not clear if these are all for the same Martin Varrily. The records for John Varrily can be followed to the 1911 census and (according to Pat Frost of Mohorra) to the present day.

  1. Martin Varrily and Bridget Mannion (1837) and Margaret Finnigan (1840) and Margaret Cunningham (1842)

    Marriage: Martin Varily to Bridget Mannion, Patrick Geraghty and Judy Noone, Shrule, January 8, 1837

    Children: There do not appear to have been children of this marriage.

    Certificate: Martin Varrily of Mohorra on April (?), 2, 1840. Was this the same Martin Varrily?

    Marriage: Margt Finnegan. He must have married in another parish.

    Children:

    1. Bridget of Martin Varrily and Margt "Finegan" (?), Jno (Varrily) and Mary Varrily, December 18, 1840

    Marriage: Margt Cunningham

    Children:

    1. Jno of Martin Varrily and Margt "Cunningham", Martin Mulrooney and Cate Berne, May 9, 1842, Mohorra

    Sponsor: Winny of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Martin Varily and Mary Naughton, July 3, 1838, Mohorra

    Griffith: Martin Varilley was not listed in the Griffith in Mohorra

  2. John Varrily and Mary Gallaher

    Birth: Unknown

    Certificate: John Varrily, February 16, 1841, Mohorra. He married outside the parish, possibly Galway

    Marriage: Margret Gallaher

    Birth of Margaret Gallaher: Margaret Gallaher Varily born Galway circa 1820 (1901 census)

    Children:

    1. Michael of Jno Varrily and "Mary" Gallagher, M Mulroony and Honor Newel, February 21, 1842, Mohorra

    2. John Varily [] (1844-) and Mary Meehan (Mohorra)

      Birth: Jno of Jno Varrily and "Margt' Galleher, Peter Mulrooney and Nappy Naughton, April 12, 1844, Mohorra

      Birth of Mary Meehan: Circa 1859, place and parents unknown, Mayo according to the 1901 and 1911 censuses

      Marriage: No record in Shrule parish

      Children:

      Notes:

      • The records for John Varily and Mary Meehan are not "neat". There is no baptismal record for "Margaret" circa 1877, "Mary" (circa 1880), and "Anne" The baptisms of Ellen (September 1882), Brid (June 1883) Ellen (December 1883) and Bridget (February 1884) are impossibly close together.
      • The children who emigrated settled in Massachusetts. Margaret in Springfield and the others in Greenfield. Springfield and Greenfield are in Western Massachusetts. Greenfield is in Franklin Co. 36 miles north of Springfield which is in Hampden County on the Connecticut River.

      1. Margaret Varrily (c 1877-??) <> and Timothy Mannix
        Birth: Circa 1877 (From Mary's immigration in 1902 [See Mary next entry.] and other records)
        Emigration: Margaret Varilly, August 14, 1895, Queenstown, to Mass, on the Majestic. No other information at that date.
        1900 Census, Springfield, Mass.: Hampden Co. Margaret Varrilly, servant, born Apr 1877, age 23, single, born Ireland immigrated 1895 with James Dillard Rumrill age unknown and no other information on him. There was another servant Mary O'Conner age 24.
        Marriage: Timothy Francis Mannix born May 26, 1874 - WWIDR: Timothy Francis Mannix, 38 Osark Street, Springfield, Mass. age 44, born May 26, 1874, Mass., driver, AM Railway express co. 27 Lyman (?) Street Springfield, Mass., wife, Margaret Varilly Mannix, wife, 38 Orzak Street. Springfield, medium build, medium height, blue eyes brown hair.
        1920 Census: Ozarks Street Springfield Mass, Timothy Mannix, age 44, born Mass. teamster grocery store, Margaret wife, age 42, immigrated 1895, born Ireland, Francis son age 13 Grace daughter age 10
        1930 Census: Orange Street Spingfield, Mass. Timothy Mannix, rent @26, head age 29, married at age 25, janitor building, Margaret, wife age 48, married at age 24, immigrated 1893, Francis son, age 23, electricians helper, contractor, Grace daughter age 19, insurance clerk insurance co.
      2. Mary Varrily (c1880- ??) <>
        Birth: Mary, circa 1880, listed as Mary Varily, age 21 in the 1901 census.
        Emigration: Mary Varilly, May 21, 1902, from Queenstown on the Oceanic, age 23, servant, from Mocarra, to Springfield Mass, sister, Margaret Varilly 149 Chestnut St Springfield, Mass.
        1910 Census: Springfield Mass servant at the home of James Abercrombie, on Highland Avenue, age 28, immigrated 1891. There was one other servant. Mr Abercrombie was a wholesale grocer, age 32, with a wife and a 9 month old daughter.
        Marriage: Walter Broughan born circa 1883 in Ireland. ??? WARNING THIS IS PURE SPECULATION and all the facts such as estimated dates of birth and immigration are not consistent. However, neither is the immigration of Walter Broughan. This presumption is based on the the 1920 Census when Mary Varilly born Ireland circa 1895 was living with her "cousin" (See 1920 census below) and the 1930 census which lists the Broghans next to her brother Michael Varilly. Note: However, this needs verification.
        1920 US Census: 21 Harrison Ave Greenfield Mass, Mary M Varilly, cousin, age 25, single immigrated 1914, Alien, inspector, top and die factory with Walter Broughan, head age 37 immigrated 1901, inspector, Electric R R, Mary V wife age 37, immigrated 1900, Mary "M" daughter age 8, Walter J son age 7 John J son age 5, Thomas A 2 years and 5 mos. Julia E. Burns, mother age 68 widow, immigrated 1886, Na 1890.
        1930 Census: Greenfield Mass, Walter Broughan, head age 47, married at age 28, born ireland, immigrated 1897, NA, motorman electric car, Mary V wife age 48, married at age 29, born ireland, immigrated 1900, Mary "A" daughter age 18, Walter J son age 17 John J son age 15, Thomas A 12 years Helen M daughter age 9, children all born Mass. Immigration of Walter Broghan: May 1902 on the Merion from Queenstown to Boston, age 19, lab, from Co. Kildare to Greenfield Mass to his mother 8 Main Street Greenfield passage paid by mother.
      3. Ellen of John Varily and Mary "Meaghan", September 24, 1882, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        Death: Another Ellen in 1883
      4. Brid of John Varily and Mary Meehan, June 14, 1883, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
        Death: Another Bridget in 1884
      5. Ellen of John Varrily and Mary Meenehan, December 20, 1883, Mohorra(www.shrule.com)
        Death: Not listed in the 1901 census
      6. "Brid" of John Varily and Mary Meenehan, February 8, 1884, Mohorra (www.shrule.com) Listed in the 1901 census
        1911 Census Ireland: Not listed with her mother.
        Further Records: No obvious immigration or listing in censuses in the US.
      7. John James of John Varily and Mary Meenehan, April 18, 1886, Mohorra (www.shrule.com). Listed in the 1901 census
        1911 Census Ireland: Listed with his mother.
      8. Beatrice <>
        Birth: Beatrice circa 1887 per emigration and US census
        Emigration: Circa 1904
        1910 Census: Beatrice Varilly, --eldon Hotel, High Street, Greenfield, age 23, waitress hotel, arrived 1904 born Ireland.
        Return to Ireland and back to US: October 24, 1915, from Liverpool to Ellis Island on the St Paul, Beatrice Varrily, age 25, clerk, born Shrule, mother Mary Varilly Mocarra, Co Mayo, to Springfield Mass first immigrated in 1904, 10 years in Mass. to sister, Mrs. Manix, 38 Ozark, Springfield Mass, 5'6", dark complexion, dark eyes and dark hair, born Shrule, Ireland.
        1920 US Census: See Anne next entry.
      9. Anne <> (c 1889-?) and Patrick Moylan
        Birth: Anne, born circa 1889, listed in the 1901 census. No baptismal record.
        Emigration: Anne Varelly, age 20, servant, Shrule, mother, Mrs. Biggins, Shrule to Springfield Mass, to sister Mrs. J. Mannicks, Greenwood, Street, Springfield mass, 5'4" dark complexion, black hair blue eyes. She was traveling with Norah Murphy, the daughter of Walter Murphy of Mohorra (See Murphy above.) and Lizzie Henehan, daughter of Michael Henehan of Mohorra (See Henehan above)
        1910 Census: 19 Crescent Street, Greenfield, Mass, Anna M Varilly, servant age 21, immigrated 1909. with Charles Lawell, head age 67 widow, ---- A age 27 son and Caroline A age 42 sister
        Marriage: Patrick Moylan (based on 1920 census, see below). Patrick immigrated 16 September 1906 age 20, from Listuff, Ireland to Greenfield Mass, Brother, Kyran Moylan 8 Russell Street Greenfield, defective finger partial amputation on the Cymric from Queenstown to Boston. He was listed in the 1910 census with his brother Keryan age 29, married 8 years, immigrated 1900 laborer coal and his wife, Annie, age 31 immigrated 1906, plus 2 boarders, Patrick was listed as, age 22, brother, immigrated 1907, an engine inspector RR.
        Children:
        1. Mary R
        2. Richard J
        3. Joseph P
        4. John F
        5. James E
        WWI Draft Registration for Patrick Moylan: Patrick Joseph Moylan, Greenfield Mass, 36 Russell Street, born Rothdornney (? fuzzy) Queens co. Ireland , boiler maker RR, Boston and Maine Railroad, East Deerfield, Mass. wife and one child, medium build medium height, grey eyes and black hair, loss of tip of fore finger.
        1920 US Census: Patrick Moylan, head age 32, married immigrated 1905, NA 1919, boiler maker RR Station, Ann M wife age 30, immigrated 1910, NA 1919, Mary R age 3 and 4 mo, Richard age and 5 mo and "Betrice Vatilly", sister in law, age 33 immigrated 1907, inspector factory top (?) and die.
        Death of Patrick Moylan: After 1925 before 1930
        1930 Census: Greenfield Mass, Anne V Moylan, age 41, head, own $6,000, widow, immigrated 1911, Al, Mary R age 13, Richard J age 11, Joseph P, 10, John F, 8, James E, 5, Francis Smith, age 22, roomer, advertising mngr. Department store.
      10. Michael Varilly <> (1890 Mocorra, Shrule, co Mayo, Ireland- 1973, Greenfield, Mass USA)
        Birth: Michael of John Varily and Mary Meenehan, July 13, 1890, Mohorra (www.shrule.com) Listed in the 1901 census
        Emigration: Circa 1908 or 1911 (From Census info). There is an Ellis Island listing for Michael "Varley", age 19 from Ballinrobe but the wrong images comes up so the details are not available. The Teutonic from Queenstown to NY April 27, 1911.
        Marriage: Helena
        Children:
        1. Eileen
        2. John J
        3. Mary C
        4. Leonor A
        WWI Draft Registration: Michael Joseph Varrilly age 26, 68 Congress Greenfield, Mass, Naturalized, born Shrule, Ireland, die maker, Greenfield Tape and Die Corporation, Greenfield, Mass, wife and one child under 12 years, married, medium height, medium build, gray eyes and dark brown hair.
        1930 Census: Michael "Varilly" age 29, immigrated 1908, NA 1918, machinest factory top and die, Lina, age 24, Iolene age 2 and one month, John 1 year and 4 months, Congress Street Greenfield Mass
        1930 Census: 15 Harrison Ave, Own &,000, age 39, married at age 24 years, born ireland, immigrated 1911 NA, agent insurance, Helena wife, age 34, married at 19 born Mass, Eileen age 13, John J son age 3, Mary C daughter age 8, Leonor A daughter age 4 years and 6 mo.
        Death: Michael Varilly SS #016-20-0213, 01301, Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, Born:13 Jul 1890, Died: Dec 1973
      11. Honoria of John Varrely and Mary Menehan, November 25, 1892, Mohorra (www.shrule.com) Listed as Norah in the 1901 census
        1911 Census: With her mother in Ireland
      12. Patrick <>
        Birth: Patrick of John Varrelly and Mary Menehan, February 23, 1895, Mohorra (www.shrule.com) Listed in the 1901 census
        1911: Patrick with his mother in Mohorra
        Emigration: Patrick "Varley" farm lab, Shruel Co. Mayo, mother Mrs Mary Biggins, Mocarro, Shruel Co. Mayo, to sister, Mrs. Patrick Moylan 68 Congress Street, Greenfield Mass, 7 year stay 5'8", grey eyes, black hair born Shrule Co. Mayo, on the Baltic from Queenstown to New York, Nov 4, 1924.
        Death: Patrick Varley, born 27, Feb 1895, died Dec 1992 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Mass.

      Death of John Varily: John Varily died before 1897 when his widow married Thomas Biggins. Mary Menehan Varily and seven of her children were listed with Thomas Biggins in the 1901 census.

      Marriage of Mary Henehan Varrily to Thomas Biggins: Thomas Biggins married Mrs Varlely on 24 October 1897 .

      Children:

      1. Ellen born circa 1903 (listed in the 1911 census)
        Further Records: Nothing on Ancestry or Ellis Island

      Notes:

      • In the 1911 census Mary Menehan Varilly Biggins indicates that she was the mother of 12 children, nine still living. She had 10 children with John Varily. She had one child with Thomas Biggins (Ellen circa 1903). The 12th child was Margaret listed in Mary's immigration in 1902.
      • Mary Menehan Varily Biggins must have been around 44 years old when Ellen was born.

      1901 Census:

      Thomas Biggins, head, age 40, married, farmer, born Mayo
      Mary Biggins, wife, age 42, married, born Mayo
      Mary Varily, daughter, age 21, born Mayo
      Bridget Varily, daughter, age 17, born Mayo
      John Varily, son, age 14, born Mayo
      Anne Varily, daughter, age 12, born Mayo
      Michael Varily, son, age 10, born Mayo
      Norah Varily, daughter, age 8, born Mayo
      Patrick Varily, son, age 6, born Mayo
      Thomas Biggins, son, age 7, born Mayo

      Thomas, Mary and the four oldest children are listed as Irish/English speakers. There is just a dash for the four youngest children.

      10 people, 3 roomed private dwelling, built of: stone, brick or concrete, roof: slate, iron or tile, landholder Thomas Biggins.

      1911 Census: Thomas Biggins, head, age 51, farmer
      Mary Biggins, wife, age 52, married 12 years, mother of 12 children 9 still living
      John Varilly, son, age 24
      Michael Varrily, son, age 20
      Norah Varilly, daughter, age 18
      Patrick Varilly, son, age 16
      Ellen Biggins, daughter, age 8

      Everyone is listed as an Irish/English speaker.

      The two John Varrily were the only ones listed in the 1901 census in Shrule Parish. According to www.shrule.com there were Varrilys in other nearby parishes.

      Further Records:

      "Ellen Henehan and Mary Varilly was home about 6 years ago." 1938 Conroy letter

    3. Martin of Jno Varrily and "Margt" Gallaher, Thos Boyle and Bridget Mulrooney, April 8, 1846, Mohorra

      11 year break

      Note: The records are missing or very sparse between 1846 and 1856

    4. Wm Varily, Jno (Varily) and "Margt" Gallaher, sps Jno Reily and Honor Barrett, September 21, 1857, Mohorra.

    5. Margt Varily of Jno (Varily) and "Margt" Gallaher, (can't read) and Ann Gallaher, April 6, 1859, Mohorra

    6. Brid of John Varily and Margt Gallagher, October 27, 1864, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)

  3. James Varilly (1857-) and Bridget (Delia) Fahey
    Birth: James, born circa 1857 (1901 census and Pat Frost of Mohorra)
    Marriage: Bridget (Delia) Fahey, circa 1892 (1911 census)
    Birth of Bridget Fahey: Bridget Fahey born Roscommon circa 18713/73 (1901 and 1911 censuses)
    Children:

    Notes:

    • The children who emigrated settled in Massachusetts where they had cousins, see John Varilly and Mary Meehan above.
    1. John Patrick of James Varrily and Bid Fahey, January 14, 1893, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      Further Record: Not in the 1911 census
    2. Mary Margaret <>
      Birth: Mary Margaret circa 1895 in Roscommon (1901 census)
      Emigration: To Greenfield Mass circa 1914
      1920 US Census: 21 Harrison Ave Greenfield Mass, Mary M Varilly, cousin, age 25, single immigrated 1914, Alien, inspector, top and die factory with Walter Broughan, head age 37 immigrated 1901, inspector, Electric R R, Mary V wife age 37, immigrated 1900, Mary M daughter age 8, Walter J son age 7 John J son age 5, Thomas A 2 years and 5 mos. Julia E. Burns, mother age 68 widow, immigrated 1886, Na 1890. I suspect that Mary's cousin Mary might be the other Mary Varilly, the daughter of John Varily and Mary Meehan born in 1880.
    3. James Martin Varilly (1897-)
      Birth: James Martin circa 1897 in Galway (1901 census)
      Marriage: Per Pat Frost
      Children:
      1. A daughter per Patricia Frost
    4. Kate Agnes, circa 1899 in Galway (1901 census)
      Further Record: In 1911 Census in Mohorra
    5. Teresa <>
      Birth: Teresa of John Varrily and Brid Fahey, November 20, 1899, Mohorra (www.shrule.com)
      Further Record: In 1911 Census in Mohorra
      Emigration 1925: Teresa V---illy, on the Scythia from Cobh (Queenstown) to Boston, 7 August 1925, age 20 domestic, Shrulee, Mocarra, Shrule, Co. Mayo, father, James "Canty", to "Greenwich" Mass, to sister, Mary Varilly, Greenwich Mass, 5'7" brown hair, blue eyes, female single. This entry was crossed out meaning that Teresa missed the boat. Did she come in at a later date?
      Further Records: Nothing on ancestry
    6. Louisa <>
      Birth: Louisa 1901 in Mayo (1901 census)
      Further Record: In 1911 Census in Mohorra
      Emigration: From Cobh (Queenstown) to Boston, on the Sythia, October 27, 1925, Louise Varilly age 24, single waitress, mother Mrs. B Varilly, "Mocurra" shrule, Co. Mayo, Father, Patrick Keirce, (?? what is the meaning of this ??) to North Hampton Mass to sister Miss Mary Margaret Varilly 24 Heuston Street Northhampton, very defective vision in right eye, 5'8" brown complexion, brown hair and brown eyes.
    7. Veronica <>
      Birth: Veronica, circa 1903, in Mayo (1911 census)
      Emigration: Greenfield Mass. Nothing on Ancestry.com
      1930 Census: Servant in home of Albert Swart, age 26, single, immigrated 1928, maid there was also an Irish cook, Mr Sward age 40, president of ___ co. had a wife and two children,
    8. Lizzie circa 1904 in Mayo (1911 census)
    9. Thomas, circa 1909, in Mayo (1911 census)

    Note: The 1911 census indicates that they had 10 children and that 9 were still living in 1911.

    1901 Census:

    James Varilly, head, read and write, age 44, sergeant in the Constabley born Mayo
    Bridget, wife, age 28, born Roscommon
    John Patrick, son, age 8, born Mayo Mary Margret, daughter, age 6, born Roscommon
    James Martin, son, age 4, born, Galway
    Kate Agnes, daughter, age 2, born Galway
    Teresa, daughter, age 1, born Mayo
    Louisa, daughter, age 7 days, born Mayo
    Margaret, mother, age 81, widow, born Galway

    All Irish/English speakers.

    1911 Census:

    Delia Varilly, head, age 40, widow, born Roscommon
    James, son, age 14, born Galway
    Kate, age 13, born Galway
    Teresa, age 12, born Mayo
    Louisa, age 12, born Mayo
    Veronica, age 8, born Mayo
    Lizzie, age 7, born Mayo
    Thomas, age 2, born, Mayo

    Note: The censuses indicate that the Varrilys were not in Mohorra from 1895 to 1898.

    Death of James Varilly: Between 1908 (based on the birth of Thomas circa 1909) and 1911( not listed in the 1911 census when "Delia" was listed as a widow)

    1938 Letter from Pat Conroy to Mary Lynskey Sullivan:

    "Dilly the Peelers wife is in her own home she has 2 daughters and 2 sons home and 4 daughters in New York. The Peeler was out there and he died there"
    Notes:
    • The police were known as peelers.
    • The two daughters "at home" would be, Kate and Lizzie. Mary Margaret, Teresa, Louisa and Veronica emigrated - although they went to Mass. not NY. Did they later moved to New York or is this bit of information in error? The two sons still in Ireland would be James and either John Patrick or Thomas. She only had three sons.

    Further Records:

    Patricia Frost of Mohorra says:

    "My house belonged (in a smaller state, probably cottage) to John Varley (Varilly) of the 1856 Tax census. One of his sons James the seargent of the 1901 census then took over the house and lived here until his death, where his wife remained until one of her sons, also James, took over the property and land. His daughter a spinster was the last Varley to own this house up to 1986, when due to her death it was left to her cousin, whom we bought it off. So our house is one of the original Mocohra village houses that your ancestors would have know (albeit in a single story form)."

    "One of John Varley's other sons, is the father of our neighbour, and he lived and built the house that now stands there just across the road."

Sponsor:

  1. Pat of Jas Garvey (?) and Mary Glynn, Jno Varrily and Winny Glynn, December 30, 1831, Mohorra
  2. Bridget of Thomas Boyle and Winny Glynn, Jno Varrily and Mary Conway, January 28, 1833, Mohorra
  3. Anne of Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton, Jno Varrily and Honor Mulroony, January 17, 1835, Mohorra

Griffith: John Varley in the Griffith in Mohorra

  • 4b land, house, and offices 1856 to at least 1880. I am missing the page in the 1897 ledger.
  • 20, 1/3 part in 47 acres from 1856 to 1863 when the name was crossed out and no one was entered. This parcel was later in the hands of Pat and John Fitzgerald.

1938 Letter from Pat Conroy to Mary Lynskey Sullivan:

"Mrs John Varrily Maney I mean is in her own home with one son and daughter the son was married and his wife died he has 3 little boys."
Other Varrilys From the 1850s to 1911

There were no other Varrilys having children in Shrule parish from the 1840s until the 880s when John Varrily and Mary Meehan of Mohorra had Ellen in 1883.

I can only track the sponsors until 1864. No Varrily was listed as a witness or sponsor for someone married or baptized in Mohorra between 1843 and 1864.

Other Varrilys in Shrule Parish

The other Varrilys baptisms in the parish were:

  1. Luke Varrily and Bridget Lynsky in Boula 1830s
  2. William Varrily and Mary Holeran in Ballintubber in 1840.
  3. Pat Varrilly and Mary Cavanagh in Cahercat mid 1840s
  4. Thomas Varrily and Cate Murray in Cahirard 1844
  5. Thomas Varrily and Honer Madden mid 1840s

The other Varrily marriages in the parish were:

  1. Michael Varrily to Bridget Cohen 1843
  2. Patrick Varrily to Mary Cavanagh 1843
  3. Thomas Varrily to Mary Madden 1844
  4. Bridget Varrily to Pat Naughton 1838, Mohorra, see Naughton

Biggins/Varrily tombstone Shrule Cemetery

Michael Varrily dated Mar.1869
Margaret Varrily dated Jan.1973
Thomas Varrily dated Aug.1874
Martin Varrily dated Feb.1887
John Varrily dated Feb.1884
John Varrily dated Feb.1885
Mary Biggins dated 2.11.1950
Bridget Varley dated 26.2.1946
Thomas Varley dated 18.5.1964
James Varley dated 1979
Kathleen Varley dated 1979
Letitia Varley dated 17.1.1990
Nora Varley dated 28.9.1977
John Varley dated 23.9.1981
Mary Varley dated May.1933
Michael(Miko) Varley dated 20.5.1996
(Shrule.com)

See also Biggins


Other Information From the 1938 Conway Letters

Patie Doolley is living in Maryanne's house in Boherbee and is married to one of the Grehan girls.

Thomas Kevill is living in his home he did not get married.

Sarah Biggins* your cousin came home from there and married Pat St Ledger Higgins** she has a son out there and one and 1 daughter home.

Maggie married James McDonagh her neighbour they are living in Shrule.

Denis was married in the home they had no family and he died last year.

Bridget Joyce that was down in Killkerin got married down near Ballinrobe there is one son in the home he is not married that is your Uncle Jimmy's family some of them died.

Your Uncle Mick's son is married in his home and one of his sisters died and the other is living with the brother. Mary met her in Ballinrobe lately. She was talking of ye.

Peggy Moran in Powl. is living down with her brother now she was old and not able to do for herself.

Pat Noons grandson was ordained a priest lately he is gone out to the Philippines on a Mission.

To see entire letter click HERE

* To see an image of Sarah St. Hedger Higgins go to Sarah St. Ledger-Higgins

**To see an image of Paddy St. Ledger-Higgins go to Paddy St Ledger Higgins


Fluctuations in the Population of Mohorra Townland

There was a tremendous increase in the population of Ireland in the years leading up to the Great Famine (1845-1848). Returns of the 1841 census indicated that Ireland had the highest population density in Europe and County Mayo had the highest rural population in Ireland.

During the years of the Great Famine the west of Ireland is estimated to have lost almost 26% of its population due to death and emigration.

In 2003 Michael Hughes estimated that the population of Shrule parish fell from 5,000 in 1841 to 300 in 1851. He listed Mohorra with an acreage of 603 and the following population counts:

1841 185118911911
330 159 11 95
Castlebar Library June 2004

During the famine Shrule parish was lucky to have several sympathetic Catholic landlords. There were no evictions and large concessions were made to rent payments. A large amount of "corn" (wheat) was grown in Shrule during the famine. While the potato crop was failing there was a good harvest of wheat and the flour, which were milled locally and distributed in the neighborhood. Alternative crops like turnips were grown. There were very few deaths from hunger in Shrule parish. However large numbers emigrated and many died from epidemics of fever and cholera.

The following count of the baptisms and marriages in the townland of Mohorra gives some indication of the changes that took place locally.


Baptisms

 MohorraTubbershare
1831 3 2
1832 2 2
1833 9 3
1834 7 4
1835 7 2
1836 6 5
1837 6 4
1838 7 4
1839 8 7
1840 5 7
1841 4 2
1842 6 2
1843 3 1
1844 8 3
1845 2 4
1846 11 2
Records missing 1847 to 1855
1856 1 0
1857 0 1
1858 0 0
1859 2 0
1860 0 0
1861 0 0
1862 0 0
1863 0 0
1864 1 0

TOTALS 98 55

There were 83 baptisms in Mohorra in the 15 years between 1831 and 1845 with and average of 5.5 baptisms per year. In Tubbersharive there were 52 baptisms during the same period for an average of 3.4 baptisms a year.

In the second year of the famine there were 11 baptisms in Mohorra and 2 in Tubbershare. Question? Why was the baptismal rate so high in 1846?

In the 9 years between 1856 and 1864 there were only 4 baptisms in Mohorra and 1 in Tubbersharive.

There was a total of 135 recorded baptisms in the townland between 1831 and 1845. Of these only a handful show up in later records.

Even given the high infant mortality rate of the times and the hardships of the famine it must be assumed that the majority of these children left the parish for other places.


Marriages

 MohorraTubbershare
1831 0 0
1832 1 0
1833 0 0
1834 1 0
1835 2 1
1836 1 0
1837 0 0
1838 2 1
1839 1 0
1840 0 1
1841 4 0
1842 1 0
1843 3 0
1844 2 1
1845 1 0
1846 0 0
Records missing 1847 and 1855
1856 0 1
1857 1 0
1858 0 1
1859 3 0
1860 0 0
1861 0 0
1862 2 0
1863 0 0
1864 0 1

TOTALS 25 7

There were 19 marriages in Mohorra and 4 in Tubbersharive in the 15 pre-famine years recorded in Shrule parish. Between 1856 and 1864 there were 6 marriages in Mohorra and 3 in Tubbersharive.


Number of Families With Children Living in Mohorra and Tubbershare in 1837

The parish records show a fairly clear distinction between Mohorra and Tubbershare. In the 1856 Griffith there were 10 dwellings in what was listed as Mohorra but obviously included Tubbershare (the Griffith did not make a distinction between the two).

Were there more dwellings in "Mohorra" in 1837 than 1856?

To get an idea of how many families lived in Mohorra and Tubbershare in the pre-famine period I made a count of the families who were listed in the baptismal records with children born both before and after the year 1837. If a family had a child in 1836 but not later, they were not counted. If a family had a child in 1838 but not earlier, they were not counted. Families that had big breaks in the records (one baptism in 1835 and the next in 1840) were not counted on the theory that they may have moved somewhere else in the interim. Only families who had a continuum of baptisms in or around the year 1837 were counted. The baptismal records show that there were 10 families having children in Tubbershare and 15 families having children in Mohorra. It must also be considered that there were probably dwellings where no one was having children in the years before and after 1837.

Each family having children did not necessarily have a house to themselves. Consequently it cannot be said with any certainty that there were a minimum of 25 dwellings (one for each family who had a child in this count) in Mohorra/Tubbersharive. However, the number of dwellings must have been larger than the 10 dwellings listed in the first Griffith.

Number of Persons Living in the Byrne Household in 1875

The records after 1856 show that there were families with children in Mohorra/Tubbershare who were not listed with a house in the Griffith valuations. It must be assumed that the were living with someone else who was the official occupier of the property.

For example in the mid 1870 Nappy Byrne Langan and her husband, Mathias Langan were living in Mohorra/Tubbershare when two of their children were born. Mathias Langan was never listed in the Griffith and the presumption is that they were living with Nappy's mother, Nappy Naughton Byrne, who was listed in the Griffith from 1856 to 1879. Nappy Byrne Langan's brother, Thomas, was having children in Mohorra/Tubbershare during the same period. He was not listed in the Griffith until 1879. Again it is presumed that he was living with his mother, Nappy Naughton Byrne. In 1875 when Nappy and Mathias Langan's third child, Margaret, was born the household consisted of a minimum of 10 people: Nappy Naughton Byrne, her son, Thomas, his wife, Mary, their children, John (age 2) and Margaret (newborn), Nappy Byrne Langan, her husband, Mathias Langan, their children, Pat (age 9), Martin (age 3), and Margaret (newborn).

It is possible that another sibling, Peter, and his wife, Mary, were also members of the household. Peter born circa 1831 was never listed in the Griffith. In the 1901 and 1911 censuses he was living in a house owned by Thomas Byrne.

Many families also had unmarried adult children as part of the household. The Byrne household may have included other children of Nappy Naughton Byrne or her own siblings. The Byrne family group is probably representative of other households in Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

Given the high rate of birth before the famine, it is probable that the Byrne household in 1836 (the year Nappy Byrne Langan was born) contained an even greater number of family members. Unfortunately, there is no way verify this assumption.


Families Who Had Children born In Mohorra/Tubbersharive In the Pre-famine Records Who Do Not Appear in The Post Famine Records in Mohorra/Tubbersharive

Several of the names listed pre-famine pretty much disappeared from Shrule parish altogether. Other were listed in parish records after the famine, but were no longer connected to Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

Several of the females in these families married husbands whose surname continued in Mohorra/Tubbersharive.

Some families may have had only females and the name did not carry on for that reason.

Families in pre-famine Mohorra who do not appear in post-famine Mohorra

There were 24 families with 21 surnames in pre-famine Mohorra who do not show up in Mohorra in the post famine records: Boyle (2) Conoffe Conway Donahoe Doherty Farrell Fitzmorris Foye Garvey Gibsy Geraghty Goggins (2) Higgins (2) Hynes Kean Kenny McCue/McHugh Mahony Morran Shaughnessy Toole

Many of these families were listed in Shrule parish in the tithe applotment survey of 1825. Only one, John Higgins, was listed in Mohorra. The other listings were: O'Boyle farm in Dalgan, Wm and Thos Donoghue in Bracloon, Anthony Garvey in Church Park, Michael Garvey in Glassbally, Patrick Garvy and Co. in Gruthbrack, Anthony Garvey in Rostaff, James Garvey and James Garvy sen in Shrule Plots, Andrew Garvy in Stradnagh, Gibsy farm in Monifolistron, John Gibsy in Tubberkuran, Martin Geraghty in Brodologh, Thomas Geraghty in Gruthbrack, Cormack Higgins in Rostaff, Michael Kine in Cloonbanane, Edmond Cane in Brodolough, Michael Kine in Rostaff, Anthony Kenny in Mycolga, Martin Kenny in Stradnagh, McHugh in Ruanlaughler, James, Morgan, Owen and Pat Mohoney in Mycolga, Pat Moran in Rommelin, Michael Moran in Moyne, Andrew Shaughnessy in Shrule Plots and Austin, Austin jun. and Pat Toole in Cahernabrock.

Conoffe, Conway, Farrell, Fitzmorris, Foy, Goggins, Hynes, and Toole were not listed in the tithe.

Although they were no longer associated with Mohorra, 17 of the 21 names show up other townlands in the post famine parish records: Boyle, Donahoe, Doherty, Foy, Garvy, Geraghty, Gibsy, Higgins, Hynes, Kean, Kenny, McHugh, Mahoney, Moran, O'Neal, Shaughnessy, and Toole.

Thirteen of the names were listed in the 1901 census. There were no listings in the 1901 census in Shrule parish for Boyle, Mahoney, Shaughnessy and Toole. Conway disappears from Mohorra for a time and then reappears in the 1870s with a family that indicate they were born in Galway.

There are no post-famine records in Shrule parish for Conoffe, Farrell and Fitzmorris.

There were at least 61 children born into theses 24 Mohorra families between 1831 and 1846. At least 29 of these children were males. There is no clear indication that any of these males shows up in subsequent parish records. Even assuming a very high infant and child mortality the fact that none of these sons turn up in subsequent records indicates that there were other factors at play. Emigration and migration, either out of Ireland or to another parish, certainly is responsible for much of the reduction in population. There were probably families who lived with relatives in Mohorra for a period and then moved on to somewhere else as was the case of Nappy Byrne and Mathias Langan.


Families Who Had Children born In Mohorra/Tubbersharive In the Post-famine Records Who Do Not Appear in The Pre Famine Records in Mohorra/Tubbersharive

There were six families who show up in the post famine records in Mohorra who did not appear in the prefamine records for the townland.

Barrett/Kennedy - Biggins - Fallon - Henehan - Lynsky - Mally


Families Who Had Children born In Mohorra/Tubbersharive In Both Pre-famine Records and Post Famine Records

Sixteen families show up in the records for Moharra pre and post famine.

Brennan - Burke - Byrne - Conroy - Costello - Fitzgerald - Laffy - Meah - Mulrooney - Murphy - Nally - Naughton - Neal (O'Neal) - Noone - Reilly - Varley/Varrily


Female Names in Shrule and in Ireland in General

Marriage records almost always list the bride's maiden name.

Shrule parish records, for the most part, list the mother's maiden name at the baptism of her children.

After that there is no set pattern. The parish records do not consistently use either the maiden name or the married name for female entries for witnesses and sponsors. In other words, sometimes a sponsor or witness is listed under her maiden name and some times under her married name.

The following examples of the records for the churching of Bridget Varrily Naughton, Mary Walsh Shaughnessy, Catherine Tigue Noone, and Mary Hart Noone will serve as examples:

  • "Churched Bridget Varrily alias Naughton, 1839." Bridget Varrily Naughton was born a Varrily and married a Naughton.
  • "Churched Mary Shaughnessy or Walsh 1844." Mary Walsh Shaughnessy was born a Walsh and married a Shaughnessy.
  • "Churched Cate Tique alias Noone." Cate Tigue Noone was born a Tique and married a Noone.
  • "Churched Mary Noone, alias Hart." Mary Hart Noone was born a Hart and married a Noone.

I just picked these records at random and did not know in advance that it would come up half one way and half the other. In these four instances it was known that the women were married as churching had something to do with childbirth. Because the baptismal records consistently include the mother's maiden name it was possible to cross reference these churching entries and determine which was the maiden and which was the married name. Unfortunately, there is no sure way to cross reference the records of female witnesses at marriages and sponsors at baptisms. Witnesses and sponsors give a fuller picture of the community. From working with the families of my ancestors, I know that sponsors were often unmarried adult siblings of the parents of the child. These single adults often lived with their married siblings. When the given name is less common such as, Judy, Winny, or Nappy, it is possible to draw some conclusions. There are even a few cases where the surname is uncommon enough to make some educated guesses. When the given name is Anne, Bridget, Cate, Honor, Margaret, or Mary and the surname is Burke, Fitzgerald, Murphy, or Walsh, it is very difficult to determine whether it is Anne Burke born a Burke or Anne Burke married to a Burke.


Later Changes

The 1901 indicate that all of the houses in Mocorha had "wood or thatch" roofs. In this case most likely thatched. By 1911 there was 1 house with a "slate, iron or tile roof". In this case most likely slate.

From a letter written to Mary Lynsky Sullivan December 9th 1938

"There are a lot of changes since ye left lots of slated houses all round and we have a good road coming each way to the village."

Changes from the 1855 Griffith to the 1911 Census

James D Meldon purchased 603 acres of land in Mocorha under the Encumbered Estate Act in 1851. 308 Acres were kept for his own use and the balance was rented out.

The Griffith Tax Evaluation of 1855 listed 10 houses in Mocorha all held by James D. Meldon in fee. James D Melden was listed with land and a herd's house at #1a (1) and had 9 tenants: Nappy Byrne, 2a (2), Michael Murphy, 2b (3), James Noone, 2c, (4), Daniel Fallon, 2d, (5), Martin Mulrooney, 4a, (6), John Varley, 4b, (7), Patrick Fitzgerald, 7a (8), John Fitzgerald, 11a, (9), and John Murphy, 12a, (10).

James D Meldon was still listed as the "Immediate Lessor" in the 1883-1897 Griffith ledger.

By the 1901 census the property was all in the hands of local landholders. Of the originally 10 houses in the 1855 Griffith 2 were abandoned along the way (see below for details). Other houses were added until the number in 1911 stood at 18.

No. 1911 1901Griffiths
1 (1a) Michael Burke (son of Martin), age 25, single, 2 rms. 3 winds., 2nd class, 2 people, wood or thatch roof, stable, cow house, piggery (3 out buildings) Martin Burke, age 55 , widower, 3 rms, 3 winds., wood or thatch roof, 2nd class, 6 people, stable, piggery barn (3 out buildings) 1a (1) "the herd's house" listed in 1855.

James D Meldon, land and herd's house (1855), Martin Murphy 1857 to 1866, Michael Murphy 1866 to 1868, Martin Murphy 1868 to 1883, Martin Burke 1883 to 1897+. Martin Burke was about 37 in 1883. There were Burkes in Mocorha in the Griffith. See John Burke. Martin's parents not known.

2 (2a) Thomas Byrne, age 71, married, 2 rms, 3 winds., wood or thatched roof, 2nd class, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house,, barn (4 out buildings) Thomas Byrne , age 55 (bapt. 1840), married, 3 rms, 2 winds., wood or thatched roof, 3rd class, 3 people, cow house piggery barn (3 out buildings) 2a (2) of the 10 dwellings listed in 1855

Nappy Bryne was listed at 2a in Mohorra with a house and forth share in 64 acres in Mohorra (1855 to 1879). Her son, Thomas Byrne, was listed from 1879 to 1897+. He was about 39 in 1879.

3 (2b) ?? Land only in 1891.

See miscellaneous census listings below.

?? Land only in 1891.

See miscellaneous census listings below.

2b originally in the hands of Michael Murphy, changed hands to Michael Murphy junior in 1869. In 1890 or 1891 (there are two dates in the margin) the property changed to "land" only and the tenant changed to Patrick Noone
4 (2c) Patrick Noone, age 60, married, 2 rms. 4 winds., wood or thatch roof, 2nd class, 9 people, stable, cow house, fowl house, barn (4 out buildings) Patrick Noone, age 50, married, 3 rms. 3 winds. wood or thatch roof, 2nd class, 5 people, stable, cow house, piggery, barn (4 out buildings) #2c (4) of the 10 dwellings listed in 1855. House and land.

James Noone 1855-1888 replaced by Patrick Noone in 1888. Patrick about age 37 in 1888.

Patrick was most likely the son of James.

5 (2d) ?? Last Griffith entry 1871.

See miscellaneous census listings below.

?? Last Griffith entry 1871.

See miscellaneous census listings below.

2d originally in the hands of Daniel Fallon was transfered to John Costello in 1861. John Costello was crossed out in 1871 and no one else was entered.
6 (4a) Mary Conry (widow of Michael), age 72, widow, 3 rms., 4 winds., 5 people, 2nd class, wood or thatched roof, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house, (4 out buildings) Michael Conry , age 80, 3 rms, 3 winds., wood or thatched roof, 2nd class, 8 people, stable, piggery, barn (3 out buildings) 4a (6) house and 1/3 share in 99 acres of the 10 dwellings listed in 1855

Michael Conroy took over the listing at 4a from John Mulrooney in 1869.

Michael Conry, born c 1831 Galway, was about 48 years old in 1869. His wife, Mary, was also born Galway.

7 (4b) Thomas Biggins, age 51, Married (the widow Varilly), 2 rms., 3 winds., wood or thatch roof, 2nd class, 7 people, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house, barn, (5 out buildings)

Thomas Biggins, age 40 married, (the widow Varilly), 3 rms., 3 winds., wood or thatched roof, 2nd class, 10 persons, stable, piggery, (2 out buildings)

4b (7) of the 10 original dwellings listed in 1855

John Varley 1855 to at least 1873. I am missing this listing in the last ledger.

8 (7a) Michael Fitzgerald, age 60, married 2 rms, 3 wind. 6 people, wood or thatched roof, 2nd class, cow house, piggery, fowl house, barn (4 out buildings) Michael Fitzgerald , age 45, not married, 3 people, 3 rms. 2 winds., 3rd class, wood or thatched roof, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house, barn (5 our buildings) 7a land house and offices, (8) of the 10 dwellings listed in 1855

Patrick Fitzgerald was listed at 7a in the ledgers of 1855, 1857, 1861, 1862-1864, 1865, 1866 - 1880. 7a is missing from the 1883-1897 ledger. However, Patrick was still renting land at #20 until 1897.

Note: This connection is speculation.

9 (11a) Julia Fitzgerald (widow of Thomas), age 60, 2 rms., 2 winds., 3 people, wood or thatched roof, 3rd class, cow house, piggery, fowl house, turf house, (4 out buildings) Thomas Fitzgerald, age 50, married, 3 rms, 2 winds., 7 people, 3rd class, stable, cow house, piggery, barn (4 out buildings) 11a land and house (9) of the 10 dwellings listed in 1855.

John Fitzgerald 1855 to circa 1869 when Thomas Fitzgerald is listed.

Note: This cannot be the Thomas Fitzgerald listed in the 1901 census as he was only 18 in 1869.

10 (12a) Denis Murphy, age 75, married, 2 rms, 4 windows, class 2, 7 people, wood or thatched roof, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house, (4 out buildings) Denis Murphy, age 64, married, 4 rms, 3 windows, 2nd class, 6 people, missing out building page. 12a land, house and offices (10) of 10 dwellings listed in 1855.

John Murphy 1855-1865, Thomas Murphy 1865- 1871, Denis Murphy, son of Thomas, 1871-1897+.

Denis was about 34 in 1871.

11 James Naughton, age 81, married, 2 rms, 3 winds., 2nd class, 5 people, wood or thatch roof, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house (4 out buildings) James Naughton, age 70, married, 3 rms., 3 winds., wood or thatch roof, 2nd class, 7 people, stable, piggery, barn (3 out buildings) # 13 - First listed as a house in the 1857 ledger.

Michael Mally and John Burke 1857-1863 house and offices, James Naughton 1863-1901.

James Naughton about age 32 in 1863. No Naughtons listed in the Griffith in Mocorha before 1863. James' parents unknown.

12 Margaret Reilly, age 69 widow, 2 rms, 3 windows, 2nd class, 3 people, wood or thatched roof, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house (4 out buildings) Margaret Reilly, age 50, widow, 3 rms, 3 windows, 2nd class, 5 people, stable, cow house, piggery, barn (4 out buildings) #17 - First listed as a house in the 1857 ledger

Thomas Reilly 1857-1884, Michael Reilly, 1884 to at least 1897. Margaret Reilly was the widow of Michael Reilly.

13 Thomas Kennedy, age 42, (married the daughter of the widow Bridget Barrett, 2 rooms, 3 windows, wood or thatched roof, 2nd class, 6 people, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house (4 outbuildings) Bridget Barrett, age 50, widow, 3 rms. 3 windows, 3 people 2nd class house, wood or thatched roof, stable, barn (2 out buildings) #18 - First listed as a house in the 1857 ledger

Thomas Barrett 1857-1883 house and land. Martin Barrett took over the property in 1883. Martin most likely was the husband of the widow, Bridget Barrett.

14 Gap between last Griffith entry and 1901 census

See miscellaneous census listings below.

Gap between last Griffith entry and 1901 census

See miscellaneous census listings below.

#16 - First listed with a house in the 1865 ledger

Martin O'Hara 1865 through 1897

15 Patrick Murphy, age 57 widower, 2 rooms 2 windows, 7 people 3rd class, wood or thatched roof. This was the 18th listing in Mocorha. There were no out buildings listed. Patrick Murphy, age 50, widower, mother Mary, age 80, 3 rms, 3 windows, 6 people, 2nd class, wood or thatched roof, stable, cow house, piggery barn (4 out buildings) #19 - First listed with a house in 1865

John Costello 1854 to 1865 "land", crossed out in 1865 and changed to "House and land". Denis Murphy junior 1865-1871, Denis Murphy, son of Walter 1871-, Pat Murphy, son of Denis, 1897-1901

16 Michael Henehan, age 76, widower, 3 rms, 7 people, 4 winds., 2nd class, wood or thatched roof, stable, cow house, fowl house (3 outbuildings) Michael Henehan, age 65, widower, 3 rms, 3 winds. 2nd class, wood or thatched roof, 5 people, stable piggery, barn (3 out buildings), #4A New dwelling in 1866?

Michael Henehan listed with "land" at 4A with John Mulrooney, and John Varley 1865 ledger. Still at 4A but with a house 1866-1880. Missing 1883-1897 ledger

Abandoned Houses
1 # 4c, # 4Ba or #5

Listed in 1855 "Yard and offices" Listed in 1857 "house".

Thomas Linsky at 4c replaced James Meldon 1863. Listed as #4Ba Thomas Linskey house offices and land, "(See 14)" date notation 1865. #5 John Lynskey replaced Thomas in 1880. Missing in the 1883-1897 ledger. However, John Lynskey at #14 "land" was replaced by Malarky Greahan in 1888.

Miscellaneous Listings That Are Not Tied To The Above Properties At Present
1 Bridget Fitzgerald, age 36, single, living by herself, property owned by Pat Murphy, 2 rms., 2 windows., wood of thatched roof, 3rd class, piggery, fowl house (2 out buildings)
2 William Fitzgerald, age 59, married, 2 rms., 3 winds., 2nd class, wood or thatched roof, 6 people, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house, (4 out buildings) William Fitzgerald, age 40, married, 3 rms, 3 winds., 2nd class, wood or thatched roof, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house, barn (5 out buildings)
3 Walter Murphy, age 69, married, 2 rms, 3 winds., 5 people, 2nd class, wood or thatched roof, stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house (4 out buildings) Walter Murphy, age 50, married, 3 rms, 8 people, 3 windows, missing page of out building listings.
4 Peter Byrne, age 80, widower, 1 room, 2 windows, 3rd class, 1 person, wood or thatched roof, (0 outbuildings), landlord, Thomas Byrne (Peter's brother) Peter Byrne, age 70, widower, 3 room, 2 windows, 3rd class, one person, wood or thatched roof, landlord, Thomas Byrne) stable (0 out buildings) Brother of Thomas Byrne. See Thomas above.
5 Delia Varley, age 40, brn Roscommon, (widow of James) rooms 4 windows, Slate, iron or tile roof, 2nd class, 8 people, cow house, calf house, piggery, fowl house (4 out buildings) James Varilly , age 40, married, 4 rooms, 9 people, 3 windows, 2nd class, wood or thatched roof, cow house, (1 Outbuilding)

Notes:

  • Unless otherwise stated the property was owned by the head of household listed.
  • Windows indicate the number of widows at the front of the house.
  • 15 of the houses listed in 1901 were listed with 3 rooms, 2 were listed with 4 rooms. In 1911 13 houses were listed with 2 rooms, 3 were listed with 3 rooms and 1 was listed with 1 room.
  • In 1911 there were 17 houses with 12 stables, 15 cow houses, 1 calf house, 14 piggeries, 16 fowl houses, 3 barns, and 1 turf house (total of 62 out buildings) in the townland. In 1901 there were 15 houses, 13 stables, 8 cow houses, 12 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 12 barns, (total of 47 out buildings). What must have been counted as barns in 1901 clearly was counted as something else in 1911.
  • The order of the listings in the 1901 and 1911 censuses to not help in correlating the properties with the Griffith.

Families in Mohorra and Tubbershare

The following couples had children in Mohorra between the start of the parish records in 1831 and the 1911 census.

  1. Thomas Biggins and Mary Henehan Varrily 1897
  2. Thomas Boyle and Winny Glynn, Mohorra (1831-1846)
  3. Pat Boyle and Anna Glynn, Mohorra (1833-1837)
  4. Ned (Edmond) Brennan and Margaret Hanahan, Mohorra (1833 and 1840)
  5. Michael Burke and Cate (Kitty/Catherine) Boyle, Mohorra (1835)
  6. Pat Burke and Judy Moran, Tubbersharive (1834 and 1839)
  7. Richard Burke and Biddy Feeney, Mohorra (1835 and 1843)
  8. Dennis Burke and Kate Garvy, Mohorra (1855 and 1862)
  9. Michael Burke and Mary Roune, Tubbersharive (1879)
  10. John Burke and Mary Maley, Tubbersharive and Mohorra (1857 to 1864)
  11. Martin Burke and Mary Brown, Tubbersharive and Mohorra (1876-1911)
  12. Daniel Berne and Honor Noone, Mohorra (1832) No children baptized in Shrule Parish.
  13. Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton, Mohorra (1833-1877)
  14. Peter Byrne (son of Michael) and Mary (?), (1831-1911) Mohorra, No children in Shrule Parish
  15. Thomas Byrne (son of Michael) and Mary Biggins, (1840- 1911) Tubbersharive
  16. Mathias Langan and Nappy Byrne (daughter of Michael Byrne), Ballinrobe, Tubbersharive (1865, 1872-1875). Nappy Byrne was the daughter of Michael Byrne and Nappy Naughton.
  17. Pat Conoffe and Margaret Conroy, Tubbersharive (1837)
  18. Thomas Conely and Mary Beirne, Mohorra (1841) No children in Shrule Parish
  19. Michael Conroy and Mary Meenehan ( Meehan/Monohan) (1872-1911)
  20. Martin Conway and Cate Reilly, Tubbersharive, Bfad, and Mohorra (1840-1845)
  21. Anthony Castelloe and Anne Burke (1841) No record of children born in Shrule parish
  22. John Costello and Mary Laffy, Tubbersharive (1861-1871)
  23. Thomas Currin and Mary Varrily (1842)
  24. James Donahoe and Bridget Mahoony, Mohorra (1832-1836)
  25. Con Doherty and Libby Kenny, Mohorra (1835-1837), Mohorra
  26. John Farrell and Mary Whelan, Mohorra (1838-1846)
  27. John Fitzgerald and Mary Lee, Mohorra (1831)
  28. Patrick Fitzgerald and Mary O'Hara, Mohorra (1837 to 1856)
  29. John Fitzgerald and Sarah Crisham, Mohorra (1844-1865)
  30. Thomas Fitzgerald and Judith (Julia) McEvaddy, Mohorra (1875-1911)
  31. William Fitzgerald and Maria Madden, Mohorra (1898-1911)
  32. Morris Fitzmorris and Mary Walsh, Tubbersharive (1833 to 1838)
  33. Patrick Foy and Mary Sheridan (1839-1840)
  34. James Garvey and Mary Glynn, Mohorra (1831 to 1842)
  35. Michael Gibsy and Cate Burans and/or "Margt" Berne, Mohorra (1832-1842)
  36. Edmond Geraghty, Ellen Shaughnessy and Mary Stanton, Tubbersharive (1832 to 1845)
  37. Brun (Brian) Goggins and Judy Moran, Tubbersharive (1833 to 1843)
  38. Thomas Goggins and Ellen Walsh, Tubbersharive (1840 to 1844)
  39. Thomas Goggins and Winny Boyle, Mohorra (1844) No record of children born in Shrule parish
  40. Michael Henehan and Sabrina (et al) Mullen, Mohorra (1864 to 1911)
  41. Pat Higgins and Cate Costello, Tubbersharive (1833)
  42. Pat Higgins and Sarah Reilly, Mohorra (1833)
  43. Michael Hynes and Cate Conner, Tubbersharive (1835 to 1840)
  44. Frank Kean and Bridget Noone, Mohorra (1843 to 1844)
  45. Thomas Kennedy married Celia Barrett circa 19909 (1911 census)
  46. Luke Kenny and Margaret Walsh, Mohorra (1833 to 1839)
  47. Mary Lally and Peter Toole, Mohorra and Ballinafad (1835-1844)
  48. Andrew Laughlin and Bridget Mulloway 1843, Mohorra No record of children baptized in Shrule parish
  49. John Lynsky and Honor Joyce, Mohorra (1876-1884)
  50. Patrick McCue and Mary Donahoe, Mohorra (1836 to 1837)
  51. Jno Mahony and Mary Noone, Mohorra (1838)
  52. John Meah (Mea/May) and Bridget Noone, Tubbersharive (1833 to 1842) Edmond Meah and Mary Goggins, Tubbersharive (1870 to 1875)
  53. Peter Mulrooney and Nappy Naughton, Mohorra (1833-1840)
  54. Michael Mulrooney and Honor Newell, Mohorra (1833-1860)
  55. John Mulrooney and Mary Higgins, Mohorra
  56. Patrick Mulrooney and Sarah Mooney, Glassbally (1842-1858)
  57. Michael Murphy and Sally Fitzgerald, Mohorra (1834)
  58. William Murphy and Honor Boyle, Mohorra (1839)
  59. Michael Murphy and Cate Noone, Mohorra (1839 to 1846)
  60. John Murphy and Bridget Murphy, Mohorra (1859 to 1861)
  61. Pat Murphy and Sarah Hughs, Mohorra
  62. Denis Murphy and Kate McGovern, Mohorra and Romolin (1871 to 1911)
  63. Walter Murphy and Maria (Mary) King Mohorra and Tubbersharive (1886 to 1911)
  64. Pat Murphy and Bridget Murphy Tubbersharive (1894 to 1899)
  65. John Murran and Judy Goggins, Tubbersharive (1832)
  66. Stephen Nally and Mary Doherty, Mohorra (1844-1846)
  67. Pat Nally and Mary Kyne, Tubbersharive (1856-1858)
  68. James Naughton and Honor Loftus, Tubbersharive
  69. Patrick Naughton and Mary Varrily (1838)
  70. Patrick Neal/O'Neal and Bridget Foy, Tubbersharive and Ballinafad
  71. John Noone and Honor Walsh, Mohorra
  72. Luke Noone and Mary Hart, Mohorra
  73. Martin Noone and Mary Molloy, Mohorra
  74. Patrick Noone and Mary Murran, Mohorra
  75. William Noone and Biddy Walsh, Mohorra
  76. William Noone and Mary Mellet, Mohorra
  77. James Noone and Mary Brown, Tubbersharive
  78. William Noone and Mary Meah, Tubbersharive (1834-1836)
  79. Pat Noone and Catherine Ward, Tubbershare
  80. Michael Reilly and Cate Mohan, Tubbersharive
  81. Michael Reilly and Margaret Reilly, Tubbersharive
  82. Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, Mohorra and Tubbersharive
  83. Philbin Toole and Mary Laughlin, Mohorra
  84. Michael Swift and Bridget Conroy, Mohorra
  85. Thomas Swift, and Mary Burke, Mohorra
  86. Martin Varrily and Bridget Mannion (1837)
  87. Martin Varrily and Margaret Finnegan (1840-1842)
  88. John Varrily and Mary Gallaher
  89. John Varily and Mary Meehan (1882-1895) Mohorra

RELATED PAGES

For information on the Bryne in Mohorra go to The Brynes

For information on Nappy Byrne and Mathias Langan, go to Mathias Langan

For other information on Mochara, go to Mochara

To see photos of Mochara, go to Photos of Mochara

For a survey of the population of the village in the censuses, go to A Survey Of The Village of Mochara

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