More about Laois ArchivesCullahill castle; was the principal stronghold of the Mac Gillapatricks of Upper Ossory. Rev. Carrigan describes it as a very massive keep, built (built perhaps in the early 15th century) on a solid rock foundation. It occupies the south-west angle of a partly circular courtyard, or Bawn, 50 perches in area, and surrounded by a wall, thick, strong and loopholed, and in 1900, from 6ft to 12ft high. It is about 90ft at it's greatest hight, at it's base the castle measures, externally, 48ft X 18ft and internally, 25ft X 18ft which gives each of the four walls immense thickness of eleven and a half feet. In the second story the walls are 9ft thick.
Derrin castle; In Borris-in-Ossory is described as a large 3 storied house of the early 17th century where the side walls of the top story had been taken down.
Donnaghmore castle; In the Down Survey Books of 1657 it is stated thar 'there is a Castle Cruffin and Donnoghmore (in the parish of Rathdowney) two castles, one ruined, the other in some repair. There is now no trace of Donnaghmore castle in the Catholic parish of Rathdowney, but there were remains of the Castle Chriffin in Carrigans time. He describes ' a side wall 25ft high and 35ft long at the ground and 4ft higher up, and built of very small stones, mostly thin flags'.
Garran castle; This townland of Borris-in-Ossory is also called Garranmaconly; the castle here consisted of five storeys, and no stone arch, the windows, doors and chimney-pieces are all cut-stone, the walls are five and a half feet thick. The north and east walls were collapsed to the foundations anout 1863, leaving the remaining walls still perfect, in the time of Carrigan. The castle, perhaps built in the 16th century belonged to the Lord of Ossory, the Fitzpatricks.
Sliabh Bloom Mountains.(History of The Queen's County)The mountain range of Slieve-Bloom, formerly called Sliabh-Bladhma, is on the bounary line between the King's and Queen's counties. Its gradual ascent, from the southern vicinity of Clonaslee village in the barony of Tinnahinch, reaches for over thirteen miles,
chiefly bearing south-southwestward, towards the nothern vicinity of Roscrea town, at the northern extremity of the County of Tipperary.
It partly takes in the barony of Ballybrit in the King's County; but chiefly it is contained within the baronies of Tinnehinch, Upperwoods and Clandonagh, in the Queen's County.
It occupies in part the parishes of Letterluna, Kinnetty, Roscomore, and Roscrea, in the King's County.
Within it also are the parishes of Kilmanman, Rearymore, Rosenallis, Offerlane and Kyle,in the Queen's County.
The Gap of Glendine, immediately to the north of Arderin, is the principlal defile to afford a good road between the King's and Queen's Counties.
Owing to their great extent and height, the leading features of this district are possessed of every natural beauty peculiar to mountains; in the variety of their conformation and winding surfaces their scenery is calculated to excite pleasurable emotions and admiration.
The extensive parish of Abbeyleix, comprising 13, 547 statute acres, lies chiefly in the baronies of Cullenagh and Clarmallagh and partly in Maryborough West and also in Fassadining County Kilkenny.
This parish in ancient times was written, Achadh-bo, Ached-bou;
and in latter periods we find Aghboo, Aghboye, Athebo.
This place was anciently called Achadhbho, or Ox's field; probably becuase of the pasturage which abounded and which at the present time is so greatly prized for its cattle-feeding qualities.
Professed into the Congregation of St Joseph of Cluny 1840-1990 (all Laois)
1863; Sr. Ignatus Bray, Graigue, Angola
1865; Sr. James Keyes, Mountrath, Mount Sackville
1878; Sr. Marie Cullen, Portlaoise, Fiji
1879; Sr. Corona Cobbe, Portarlington, France
1879; Sr. Gisele Donoher, Portarlington, France
1879; Sr. Mary Cullen, Emo
1880; Sr. Laurence Fitzpatrick, Killermogh, France
1880; Sr. Rose Walsh, Mountmellick, West Indies
1880; Sr. Angela Mc Evoy, Mountmellck, France
1909; Sr. Clement Finnilly, Clonadadorn, Mount Sackville
1931; Sr. Ita Maher, Dermalogue, Mount Sackville
1948; Sr. Theresa Egan, Mountmellick, West Indies
1926;Sr. Frances Xavier Nagle,Boola, West Africa
1946; Sr. Mechtilde Egan, Mountmellick, Azores
1990; Sr Margaret Moore, Emo, Great Britan
Register of deceased Seamen; (Queens County)
Mooney Thomas, 34, fireman, 17/3/1887, drowned at Sea, SSCarmona, Dundee.
Edward Ledwich esq, York st Dublin to Catherine Eleanor, dtr of the late John Hawkesworth esq, of Mountrath.
Alexander Thompson, esq, to Miss White, dtr of Charles White, of Ballybrophy, Q.C.
Mr. Edward Purton to Miss Simpson.
A few miles southeast of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Mountrath was founded in the 1600's by Charles Coote, a determined entreprenuer whose charcoal-burning ironworks were responsible for devouring many acres of natural forest in Ireland.Mountrath is also excellent for fishing and an 18hole golf course
Set on the banks of the River Erkina, Durrow is an estate village built by the Duke of Ormond to serve his palatial palladian mansion, Castle Durrow, built in 1716. The village sits prettily around a green adjoining the estate. The great house is now a convent but visitors can walk up the drive to view it from the outside.
This charming little village right on the border of Kilkenny, boasts a unique attraction, the only FLY FISHING MUSEUM, in the country. It's the creation of Walter Phelan, who began collecting fishing memorrabilla years ago as has grown into a comprehensive historical collection of fishing, hunting, poaching and much more. The collection includes reels, rods, game licences,traps, hatching pens, boats, books, and pictures and of course flies of every kind.
Ballyfin House is regarded by many as the finest sandstone neo-classical house in Ireland. It was designed in the 1700's but when Sir Charles Coote bought it in 1812, he had it redesigned by the architect Richard Morrison. A conservatory and lake were added with the lake still popular with locals and tourist for coarse fishing for Pike, rudd and tench. It is now a secondary school for boys and girls but is open to the public.
Ballaghmors sits at the southern tip of the Slieve Bloom Mountains which can be explored by following the SLIEVE BLOOM WAY, a 31 mile trek that takes you across open moorland, through dessely planted stands of coiners along the bed of a pre-Ice Age river and part of the old High Road to Tara. In Ballaghmore itself, there's a castle which was once the outpost of the Fitzgeralds.
Clonenagh is a holy spot. The number of Saints of God buried there is, according to the great St Aongus, is beyond count. He himself is one of that number.
George Whitley Abraham 1856.
Abstracts from reports into schools in Queens County.
Aghaboe; This is a miserable little school. The pupils know nothing of parsing and very little Geography or Arithmetic. Their style of reading is bad, and they are unaquainted with the meaning of any other than the simplest word.
Ardea; Lauragh Parochial;
The state of instruction in this school is very low indeed, the pupils have a style of reading worse, if possible, than is to be met with what it should be generally. I feel persuaded they have not been taught the meaning of a single word in their class books.
This is a wretched little school. The pupils of third class, in the scale of proficiency of the Church Education Society, meet with tolerable correctness, their writing however, was very bad.
The girls in this school seem to receive very little instruction. Their reading is a mere attempt and they are not expected to parse. The Arithmetic Text book (Thompson) is never used, and the school altogether is in a state of very imperfect efficiency.
Portarlington 1937 Railway staff;
Mitchell Thomas (59) Station master
Kiely Maurice (37) Clerk
Maguire Joseph (42) Storeman
Foster John (48) Storeman
Kelly Fenton Storeman
Honan Michael (41) Head porter
Maguire James (45) Goods checker
Farrell John (43)
Hooks Jeremiah (38)
Kileen Michael (41) Shunter
Duigan John (41) Shunter
Murphy James (60) Porter
Dewes Joseph (60) Porter
Ryan John (30) Porter
O Connor Patrick (39) Porter
Beere Patrick (23) Porter
On Ships to America (all Queens County)
'Susan' to New York 1804.
Dempsey Joseph, 30, farmer
'George' to New York 1803.
Evans Mark, 30 farmer
'Mary' to New York 1804.
Fagan James, 30, Mountrath, single,
Garter Owen, 26, farmer, Mountrath, single
Gumen Edward, 35. farmer, Ruihale, single
Fagan Mary, 25, married, Mountrath
Kogan Patrick, 30, farmer, Barris in Opary
Hagdon Anthony, 25, farmer, Barris in Apary
Porter Field Ann, 20 single, Barris in Apary
Soldiers who died in the Great War
Carroll Peter, Stradbally.
Joined; Stradbally, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Died of wounds.
Kelly James, Stradbally
Joined; Stradbally, Royal Munster Fusiliers
Killed in Action.
Kelly James, Stradbally
Joined; Stradbally Prince of Wales
Killed in Action
Ryan John, Portarlington
Joined; Potarlington, Princess Victoria
Ryan Patrick, Abbeyleix.
Joined; Abbeyleix, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Killed in Action.
Ryan William, Portarlington.
Joined; Portarlington, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Died of wounds.
Abbeyleix Cistercian Abbey;
Abbeyleix was founded by Connor O' Moore in 1183. The first monks arrived a year later from Baltinglass. The name of the abbey drives from the Latin name of monastery 'Lex Dei'. The fifteenth and sixteenth-century revenue was exceedinglt low; the annual income was £3, although its potential value in 1551 was estimated at £31.
Following the Dissolution the abbey remained in use, often with former monks as parish priest. The nave was used for over 200 years until the crumbling fabric was replaced by a Prodestant church. The abbey was left to fall into ruin, eventually leaving no trace of the buildings.
Warde, Mother Mary Frances Xavier (1810-1884)
Religious leader, born in Mountrath. A wealthy Dubliner, she did charitable work and joined the newly formed Sisters of Mercy in 1831. In 1843 she took a group of these nuns to the USA, where she founded instituations and led religious communities in Pennsyivania, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. She was a pioneer in adult religious eduaction.
You have all heard of the Pooka, the fairy horse, who, when he gets an unfortunate 'human victim' on his back, careered with him over land and sea, and finally left him at dawn in such an exhausted condition that he seldom recovered. The Pooka of Clopoke is different. He issues from the cave like a huge ball of wool and rolls with incredible swiftness over the counrty side, whilst emitting a strange droning noise, which inspires terror in man and beast. I wonder if the people of that district, when they hear an aeroplane at night, think the Pooka is abroad? or has that now familiar sound of the plane banished forever the fear of the dreaded Pooka?
Some years ago a group of horsemen were seen on the Dun of Clopoke. They went through various military exercises and then started to leap over a cliff 130 ft in height- a feat no ordinary mortal could perform.Those who witnessed the event concluded they were fairy horsemen.
A story is told that there is a tombstone at the side of the road, just below Clopoke. Many years ago, a group of men set out from Stradbally to erect a tombstone in Clopoke churchyard. The road to Clopoke was very rough and uneven, and owing to the incestent jolting, the trolly, which was used to transport the stone, broke down at the foot of the hill. What were they going to do? As they had no means of getting the stone to its destination, they shifted it with some difficulty, to the side of the road and there it has since remained. It is now covered by a thicket of briars and blackthorns. No doubt some day it will be brought to light by road widening operations.
Mary Wheeler married Patrick (Sir) Wemyss in Queens County about 1634. Mary was born in Crenan, Ireland.
In 1831 Stradbally had 306 houses, 296 inhabited by 331 families, 8 uninhabited and 2 buliding. The market is on Saturday. There is a station of the county constabulary in the town. in 1835 there were 7 schools, 2 boarding schools, 3 day schools, 2 of them on the system of the Kildare-place Society, a hedge-school and a National school.
In 1831 Ballyroan had 132 houses, inhabited by 133 families forming a population of 714. There was a station of the constabulary there. Three fairs were held there, a neat plain church, a spacious Roman Catholic chapel and a good school house for the endowed classical and English school on Alderman Preston foundation. In 1835 there were 2 day schools, partly supported by subscription and 2 hedge-schools.
Portarlington in 1831 had 505 houses, 586 inhabited, 579 families, 16 uninhabited and three building.
Population was 3091. A part of the inhabitants are decended from French and German Protestant
refugees settled by Lord Arlington.
Mountmellick in 1831 had 710 houses, 678 inhabited, 805 families, 15 uninhabited and 8 building. Cotton weaving is carried out to a considerable extent. There are an Iron and Brass foundry, Tan-yard, Breweries, soap houses, potteries, Distillery and Corn mill.
Wright Thomas, 84, Portarlington, 19/11/1881
Steele Robert Capt. Errill, 9/5/1855
Landes Charles, 64, Mountrath, 6/1/1855
Roe George. 69, Farmley, Abbeyleix, 12/1/1863
Newcomb A Rev. Abbeyleix, 17/12/1835
Smith Mrs J. 43, 6/6/1865
Spellan Mary Miss, Ballyroan, 22/8/1857
Webb G Rev. Ballymakid, 27/11/1863
White Anne M 66,.Borris-in-Ossory, 8/4/1888
White Charles, Ballybrophy, 31/1/1855
Wilton George John, Mountmellick, 24/2/1862
At his Seat in Kilminshie, Queens County, William Gilbert, one of the representives of Parliment for the Borough of Maryborough.
Hunt Walsh esq, has declared himself a candidate for the Borough of Maryborough, there being a vacancy in Parliment by the death of William Gilbert.
Daniel Daly, for the murder of Michael Conrahy by cutting hid throat in Maryborough prison to be drawn, hanged and quartered on Sept 9.
(that you be drawn on a hurdle to a place of execution where you shall be hanged by the neck and being alive, cut down, your privey members shall be cut off and your bowles taken out and burned before you, your head severed from your body and you body be divided into 4 quarters to be disposed of by the Kings pleasure)
In Manchester 1861 (all Queens County)
Basnett Mary (40) Packer-married
Bates Richard (52) Head-worsted weaver
Bates Sarah (dtr) (20) cotton weaver
Berrigan James (33) Head-Gas works
Berrigan Margaret (w) (30)
Berrigan Daniel (son) (7)
Booth James J (19) Lodger-Dairyman
Bradley Ann (33) (Mountrath) married-Stay maker
Breen Ellen (25) married-Mountrath
Butler Mary (48) Lodger-Silk winder
Casson Ann (27) Married
Casson Daniel (38) Head-Bricklayer
Castigan Thomas (23) son-in-law-Dealer
Coleman James (60)Head-shoemaker
Conroy Laurence (12) Son-Cotton peicer
Conroy Catherine (40) Head-Washerwoman
Conroy James (38) son-Joiner
Conroy Maria (27) married-Cotton winder
Conroy Denis (32) Head-Bed-stead maker
Conroy Sarah (65) Head-Cotton winder
Coote Ann (30) wife-Weaver-Mountrath
Davies Bridget; (44) married-Steamroom weaver
Dawson Bridget; (23) married
Deavey Nargaret; (48) Head-Laundress Mountmellick
Dempsey John; (23) lodger- Railway porter Garryhinch
Dileny Margaret; (21) lodger-Servant
Donohue Sarah (28) lodger-Worsted winder
Doran Patrick; (30) Head-labourer
Finn Julia; (36) lodger-Cotton weaver
Finn Margaret; (30) lodger-Cotton weaver
Fitzpatrick Mary; (52) sister-Servant
Glenon Sarah; (20) niece-Piecer cotton
Glenon Daniel; (23) lodger-labourer
Griffiths Catherine; (26) married
Hacket Thomas; (60) lodger-labourer
Hagan Jane; (40) married-Cotton weaver-Mountmellick
Hannan Peter; (45) lodger-labourer
Bomeball Antoine Rev. (first minister)
1696; Mc Gillet Rev.
1696; Bellagdier Rev
1698; Gillet Rev.
1698; Darapus Rev.
1698; Ducape Rev.
1702; Dailloy Rev.
1729; Bonneval Rev.
1739; Dervorier Rev.
1767; Calliard Rev.
1793; Voeux Des Rev.
1817; Vignoles Rev.
1827; Gregg John Rev.
1829; Wolseley John Rev.
1837; Brien John Rev.
1855; Berry W W Rev.
1873; Newton John Rev.
1877; Triphook Joseph Rev.
1885; Cole John F. Rev.
Thoms Official Directory 1883;
(towns exceeding population of 500)
Parish Priest 1674-1949;
1674; Dunne Keedagh Fr.
1714; Dempsey Bryan Rev.
1724; Keenan John Fr.
1737; Dunne Valentine Fr.
1789; Dunne Patrick Fr.
1802; Dunne Thady Fr.
1828; Byrne John Fr.
1847; Mooney John Fr.
1876; Coffey Richard Fr.
1877; Maher Martin Fr.
1896; Delany James Fr.
1901; Tracy Matthew Fr.
1902; Dunne Paul Fr.
1940; O Neill Laurence Fr.
1941; Boland Joseph Fr.
1949; Cunningham Thomas W Fr.
Portarlington Manor 1669;
To lay out lands for demeasne and make estates vide Charlestown
To keep Court Leet in this Manor vide Charlestown Mann
To hold a Court Baron as in Charlestown Mann.
To hold a Court of Records as in Charlestown Mann.
All fines and amerciants to Lord Arlington.
His Lordship to appoint Bailiffs as in Charlestown Mann.
To have a Prison in the Manor or to bide Char. Mann
Lord Arlington to appoint a keeper for the Mann. Prison who is to take his corporate oath before he enters upon the execution of his office and his Lordship to ascertain his and the Bailiffs fees vide Charlestown Manor.
Abstract of the Patent Burrough of Portarlington 1669
Portarlington Burrough created and to contain one hundred acres plantation measure round the pass or bridge upon the river Barrow and to be a body corporate and politique consisting of one Soveraigne, two Portrives or Bayliffs, twelve Burgesses and the Soveraigne likewise to be free Burgess.
First Soveraigne Francise Leigh to continue till the Munday next after Michaelmass 1669.
First Portrives; Anthony Kelly
The 12 Burgesses; (All dead)
Henry Lord Arlington
The Soveraign and Burgessor the major part of them to admit when they shall think fitt luck as they shall think fitt to be freemen; the Soveraigne Baliffs and Burgesses are created into a body politique corporate and have power and privilidge to sell sue and be sued in that name.
Located just outside Carlow town and on the N80 road to Portlaoise is Ballickmoyler. The river Barrow and nearby forest walks provide excellent walks for the nature lover.
Clonaslee is largely a ninteenth-century village. Nearby the village are the ruins of Brittas House an 1869 gothic mansion set in the remians of grounds still containing exceptional specimens of trees shrubs and plants. About 3km south are the ruins of Castlecuffe, Sir Charles Coote's early seventeenth-century fortified dwelling. The Church of Ireland (1814) which dominates the village has recently been purchased by the community and is being renovated as a visitors centre.
Vicarstown is an attractive port on the Grand Canal, a useful base for walking, cycling, boating and fishing. Buildings of interest include the 1860's Grattan School and Grattan Lodge which were built in 1882 by Henry Grattan's granddaughter (Lady Pauline Grattan Bellew)
Girls orphaned by the Irish Famine
Dowling Ellen Newtown
Dunphy Mary, Abbeyleix
Fleming Rose, Ballyadams
Keefe Alice, Ballyroan
Miller Mary, Clonaslee
Muldowney Bridget, Ballinakill
Pender Catherine, Tolerton
Doyle Mary, Mountmellick
Kennedy Anne, Arles
Phelan Mary Castletown
Power Catherine, Aghamacart
Whelan Eliza Abbeyleix
Bergen Anne, Old Derrick
Bergen Elizabeth, Old Derrick
31/12/1891 George Ward, late of Christchurch, eldest son of the late William Henry Ward, Queens County Ireland, to Lily, 4th dtr of the late William Stokes, Christchurch.
Matthew Dack emigrated from Stradbally Queens County Ireland to Kingston Ontario, and began a boot & shoe business. In 1834 he moved to 'Muddy York' as it was known in those days.
1862 at Portarlington, wife of George Hine, esq, Inspector of Magnetic Telegraph, a son.
In Portarlington, Elizabeth Ward Fourreau in 1700.
Parents; Fourreau married Boulay.
Died. In 1853, Tw. Jelly of Straboe died in the Straffan Rail Accident
Joghn Pigott married Mary Brownlow 28/5/1743 in Rosenallis.
Mary Brownlow was born in Armagh 1719, John Pigott was born in Capard Rosenallis 1715.
Parents; Southwell Pigott & Henrietta Wynanda Vandergraff.
Archibald Moore was born in Stradbally in 1551 and married Catherine Rose Cosby in 1572 in Stradbally.
Anne Moore born in Ballyfin in 1889.
Parents; Fintan Moore & Ann Breen
Eliza Carter; born 2/8/1798 in Queens County,(died, 6/10/1871)
Married John Fife, Tulliallan Perth, on the 13/8/1799 in Perth.
John died 13/10/1825.
Catherine Conroy (Mountmellick) married Patrick Mc Gree in Mountmellick on the 26/1/1865.
Catherine died in Coney Island Kings, New York on the 11/6/1901
Parents; Edward Conroy & Margaret
Jeannie Roe, born 1845, Roscrea, married David Davis on the 23/9/1868 in Skeirke, Queens County.
Parents; William Roe & Jeannie Roe.
Fitzpatrick Elin; 1807, Bacca, Offerlane
Parents; Daniel Fitzpatrick & Mary Savage.
Married; 27/2/1802 Offerlane.
Daniel born 1772 Castletown.
Died; 4/12/1829, Pittsford, Ruthland Vermont
Mary born 30/4/1776
Died; 13/1/1866, Brandon, Ruthland, Vermont
Smith Joshua 1655
Wife; Jane Scott
Joshua's father; Sir Joshua Smith.
Lea Castle, Portarlington;
Lea castle was built around 1260. Only remains are left standing now. It was the property of the De Vescis. In 1294 the castle was taken and burned by the Chiefs of Offaly.
In 1315, Bruce came to Lea, and the castle was burned
In 1346, the castle was burned by the O Moore's. In 1533 it was in the possession of the Firtzgeralds. In 1598 it was re-taken by the O Moore's. In 1642 it was occupied by the Confederate Catholics. The last person who took his abode here was the rapparee Charles O Dempsey.
The church, which stood close to the castle, was built in 1307 by Fitzgerald.
Irish Civil Registration/Marriages;
John; 1874, Abbeyleix Reg;
Elizabeth; 1935 Mountmellick Reg.
James; 1952 a/l
Bridget; 1891; m/m
Mary; 1882; a/l
Michael; 1928; m/m
Bridget; 1922; m/m
Kathleen; 1929; m/m
Maurice; 1943; m/m
Joseph; 1920; m/m
William; 1926; m/m
Julia; 1947; m/m
Julia; 1949; m/m
Mary; 1948; m/m
Mary; 1908; m/m
Mary; 1905; m/m
Annie; 1892; m/m
Anne; 1921; m/m
Julia; 1890; m/m
Joseph; 1928; m/m
James; 1952; m/m
Maryanne; 1895; m/m
Anne; 1909; m/m
Mary; 1925; m/m
Kate; 1898; m/m
Wiliam; 1902; m/m
Rosanna; 1937; m/m
Agnes C; 1950; m/m
Brigid; 1925; m/m
Thomas; 1907; Athy
Mountrath, leased by the Earl of Mountrath in 1697.
New site granted in 1712 and a meeting house and yard thererin, with a small house wherein Margaret Evans dwelt. Demolished 1749.
Deboragh Darby had a 'pretty large' meeting in 1788. Sold 1890.
Built in 1716. Mary Dudley visited 1795, and Thomas Shillitoe visited in 1808 and found the house in good order. Burial ground leased in 1826 from John Carter and lies on the road to Ballyragget, opposite cattle market.
Built in 1708 altered in 1805, sold in 1930.
A pupil wrote, in 1836, when I went to school, Montmellick was a large meeing house, the house, even on weekdays, being well spirited from the lower gallery to the door. About 40 years later, he wrote again, Instead of a once croweded meeting of olden times, there now meets but a few scant remenants.
In 1884 there were 12 members.
In Mountmellick there was a Leinster Provincial Boarding school, established in 1784, for children of Friends in low circimstances. Closed in 1921.
Ann Shannon had a finishing school for girls who were to old to stay in the Provincial school, 1787-1876.
In 1812, Anne Jane Beale had a mixed domoninational school as did William Mullin in 1820.
The White Quackers had a meeting place in Mountmellick, in Pond st, opened in 1840, with their burial ground on Bay rd.
Irish Civil Registration Marriages;
Mc Evoy surname;
John; 1925; m/m
Patrick; 1925; m/m
Edward; 1909; m/m
Mary; 1925; m/m
Andrew; 1870; m/m
Joseph; 1951; m/m
Peter; 1920; m/m
John; 1919; m/m
Mary; 1919; m/m
Margaret; 1891; m/m
Anastacia; 1923; a/l
Alice B; 1928; a/l
Mary; 1894 a/l
Ellen; 1944 a/l
Christopher T; 1953; m/m
Bridget; 1933 a/l
Anne; 1958; m/m
Peter; 1923; m/m
Gertrude; 1957; m/m
Francis; 1921; m/m
Patrick 1921; m/m
Mary; 1948; m/m
Thomas Joseph; 1938; m/m
Abraham Hipwell; 1943; m/m
Rachel; 1901; m/m
Hester E; 1924; m/m
Josephine Patricia; 1947; m/m
John; 1877; m/m
George Twiss; 1880; a/l
Margaret A; 1901; a/l
Benjamin; 1860; m/m
George Twiss; 1946; m/m
George; 1911; m/m
Henry Parnell; 1852; m/m
Maria; 1868; m/m
Eva; 1896; m/m
Eliza; 1888; m/m
Margaret; 1868; m/m
William; 1905; m/m
George; 1879; m/m
Susanna; 1871; m/m
John; 1881; m/m
Sarah; 1905. m/m
Carter surname; (part of)Charlotte; 1912; a/l
Margaret Anne; 1896; a/l
William Thomas; 1930; a/l
Frances; 1876; a/l
John J; 1951; m/m
John; 1889; m/m
Walter R K; 1942; m/m
Andrew; 1912; a/l
Elizabeth; 1868; a/l
Edmund Thomas; 1942; a/l
Alice; 1901; a/l
Judith; 1870; a/l
Michael; 1897; m/m
Maggie; 1906; m/m
Anne; 1889; m/m
Alica Frances Jemima; 1894; a/l
William; 1848; a/l
Elizabeth; 1857; a/l
Henry; 1951; m/m
James; 1867; a/l
Joseph William; 1908; m/m
Mary Hannah; 1915; m/m
Bolton John; Mountmellick; 1754
Booth Thomas; m/m; 1666
Booth William; Portarlington; 1769
Borrowes Peter; Port; 1764
Borrowes Robert; Ballybrittas; 1763
Boybelaud Hector; Port; 1703
Brearly Henry; Rosenallis; 1685
Brumfield Joseph; Tinnahinch; 1773
Brumfield Mary; Port; 1781
Brumfield Pierce Dupany; Port; 1706
Cameli Mathieu; Port; 1722
Cantrell Isaac; Port; 1708
Cantrell Joseph; Skerry; 1770
Cantrill Thomas; Shanbegg; 1905
Laois people thru Ellis Island;
Keating Annie; 1915, 30, Rosenallis
Keating Lena Mary; 1907, 2 mts. Rosenallis
Keating Louis; 1920, 22, Mountmellick
Keating Rev. P J; 1915, 27, Rosenallis.
Thompson Ellen; 1901, 60, Mountmellick, married
Thompson James; 1898, 37, Mountrath, married
Thompson Jane; 1906, 18, Mountrath, single
Thompson John; 1901, 30, Mountmellick, single
Thompson John; 1910, 36, Mountrath, single
Thompson Joseph; 1901, 30, Maryboro, single
Thompson Joseph; 1901, 55, Mountmellick, married
Thompson Joseph; 1906, 24, Mountrath, single
Thompson Mary Ann; 1907, 23, Maryboro, single
Donagher Christina; 1920, Maryboro, 17, single
Donagher Ellen; 1923, Maryboro, 21, single
Donagher Kate; 1901, Mountmellick, 18, single
Donagher Mary; 1923, Maryboro, 22, single
Tarrant Samuel; 1911, Castletown, 21, single
Tarrant Samuel; 1921, Castletown, 31, single
Guilfoyle Chris; 1901, Ballinakill, 48, widower
Guilfoyle Mary; 1904, Ballinakill, 21, single
Guilfoyle Nanny; 1904, Mountrath, 24, single
Laois people thru Ellis Island
Heffernan Cornelius J; 1907, 24, single
Heffernan Elizabeth; 1920, Maryboro, 38, single
Heffernan James; 1931, Mountrath, 20, single
Hutchinson Mary Angela; 1908, Portarlington, 25, single
Hutchinson Nora; 1921, Abbeyleix, 17, single
Hutchinson William; 1913, Maryboro, 68, widower.
Galvin Edward;1913, Portarlington, 36, widower
Galvin Elizabeth; 1913, Portarlington, 16, single
Galvin Lillie; 1919, Mountmellick, 15, single
Galvin Philip; 1904, Portarlington, 33, single.
Costigan Ellen; 1904, Abbeyleix, 18, single
Costigan James; 1908, Rosenallis, 40, single
Costigan Kate; 1904, Abbeyleix, 20, single
Costigan Martin W; 1905, Mountrath, 33, married
Costigan Mary; 1908, Abbeyleix, 30, single
Costigan Mary; 1923, Attanagh, 51, single
Costigan Mary; 1901, Rathdowney, 25, single
Costigan Mary; 1900, Rathdowney, 42, married
Seale James; 1900, Abbeyleix, 11,
Seale Julia; 1900, Abbeyleix, 44, married
Kerwin Edward; 1898, Mountrath, 24, single
Kerwin James; 1905, Ballyfin, 26, single
Kerwin John; 1907, Mountrath, 23, single
Kerwin John; 1909, Mountrath, 26, single
Kerwin Kate; 1898, Mountrath, 18, single
Kerwin Kate; 1900, Mountrath, 21. single
Kerwin Mary; 1900, Mountmellick, 27, single
Kerwin Michael; 1907, Mountrath, 21, single
Kerwin Michael; 1908, Mountrath, 23, single
Kerwin Michael; 1913, Portarlington, 22, single
Kerwin William; 1900, Mountmellick, 22 ,single
(ads put in American paper looking for relatives)
Patrick Mc Cue, Rosenallis (1856) Margaret Mc Cue (sister)
Mortough Phelan, Coolbanagher (1849) John (bro)
Perkinson Fintan, Clonenagh (1855) Thomas (bro)
Perkinson Henry, Clonenagh (1853) William (bro)
Perkinson Mary, Clonenagh (1855) Thomas (bro)
Perkinson William, Clonenagh (1855) Thomas (bro)
Owens A. Clonenagh (1860) Thomas Peavoy
Owens A , Clonenagh(1861) Thomas Peavoy
Peavoy Joseph, Clonenagh (1860) Thomas Peavoy
Peavoy Joseph, Clonenagh (1861) Thomas Peavoy
Parkinson Finton, Clonenagh (1853) William (bro)
Parkinson Henry, Clonenagh (1853) William (bro)
Gorman John, Kilmamman (1850) Margaret Gorman Onthank (sis)
Gorman Micheal, Kilmamman (1850) ditto
Gorman Peter, Kilmamman (1850) ditto
O Neill John, Rosenallis (1852) Mrs O Neill (wife)
Delaney Daniel,Clonenagh, (1854) Bridget Quigley (sis)
Quigley Ellen, Kilmanmam (1854) Bridget (dtr)
Kelly John, Rosenallis (1852) John (boot maker)
Kelly Bridget (1853) Catherine (sis)
Kelly David (1846) Timothy (son)
Kelly John (1855) Ellen (sis)
Kealy James (1851) Mary Kealy Nowlan (sis)
Pratt Thomas, Erke (1863) William (son)
Rourke Ellen (1854) John White (bro)
Sithes Henry (1853) William (bro)
White Catherine (1860) Martin (bro)
White Tom (1857) George.
Dooley Fenton (1852) Martin (bro)
Dooly Patrick (1857) Michael (bro)
Daley James (1856) Luke (bro)
Doyle Bryan (1857) Ann (sis)
Brannan Christy, Borris (1858) Stephen (bro)
Brennan Edward, Kilabban (1850) Owen (bro)
Brennan John, Ballyayadams (1856) Winnebert (sis)Mulhall Catherine, Ballyroan (1857) Broffy Andrew
Mulhall Denis, Rosenallis, (1859) Dunne Timothy
Mulhall Edward, (1858) Denis (bro)
Mulhall Daniel, Lea, (1863) Mary Anne Kinsella (niece)
Mulhall James, Lea, (1863) Mary Anne Kinsella
Mulhall Patrick, Lea (1863) Mary Anne Kinsella
Mulhall William, Lea (1863) Mary Anne Kinsella
Sammon John, Ballycarroll, (1857) Ellen (sis)
Hyland Daniel, Lea, (1851) James Scully
Holland Kryan, Aghaboe, (1857) Mary Holland (sis)
Holland William, Aghaboe (1857) Mary (sis)
Mc Donald Eliza, Abbeyleix (1846) Betts Benjamin (bro)
Mc Donald Eliza, Abbeyleix (1846) Margaret (dtr)
Nailers and Harness-maker, like blacksmiths,and wheelwrights, have faded from Portlaoise. The nailers were the Lyons family who resided at number 110. Harness-makers were at 25 ( Brandons) and 61 (Hunts)
Number one was the home of the Lalors, the renowned wheelwrights.
Pawnbrokers once operated in Portlaoise at number 56 ( now O ' Sullivan's Miscellany) and 77 (Marshalls)
The " Zulu-man" was the town's first barber. Lynch was his name and he was an ex-British soldier. His shop was 108.
Kavanagh, Tailor,(late of London) he was in number 79.
Humes, (publicians) number 106, are probably the longest established family business in the town. They began trading in 1863.
Information from 'Eddie Boylan' a grocer and feedstuff merchant, his shop was a landmark, old fashioned, but scrupuliously clean, wooden counter, scrubbed to whiteness-a magic place with it's tea and snuff canisters and brass scales. Among his first tasks each morning was to remove the window shutters, but, in the event of a person's death, he had the beautiful custom of leaving one shutter in place as a mark of respect.
Number 30, The Regency Hotel (formerly Airds)
was a police barracks in 1850.
Castlebrack Parish family 1851
Gorry Patrick. (lands leased from William Sandes) Garrymore. (house/office/land)
Gorry Patrick (as above) Kilcavan (as above)
(this would have been a very well off family)
Mountmellick; Scully family.
Scully Elizabeth; b. 1831
Parents; Patrick & Mary Redmond
(married 1830 Mountmellick)
Scully Jeremiah; 1844
Scully Margaret; 1841
Scully Martin; 1835
Scully Mary; 1833
Scully Michael; 1845
Scully Rose; 1848
Scully Sarah; 1830
(Mary Scully married William Mc Namara in Mountmellick 1849)
Bridget Scully; b. 1861. d. 1894 in Ballyhuphawn Rosenallis. Husband, John Dunne (1851-1936)
Married in St Brigids Church Rosenallis 26/10/1880
Parents; John & Sarah Keegan
Mary Elizabeth; 30/3/1871
Parents; Michael & Mary Mc Donald
Mary; 29/8/1864, Maryborough
Parents; William & Anne Gaffney
Anne; 1856, Mountrath;
Parents; Patrick; 1830 Mountrath
Anne Goode; 1834 Ballyfin
Married; 1855 Mountrath
Catherine (dtr); 1862
Margaret (dtr); 1859
Mary (dtr); 1857
David; 1841-1920 Mountrath
Lalor Margaret (w); 1843-1925
Married; 7/2/1864 Cappinrush
James (son); 1878
Margaret Mary (dtr); 20/7/1868-14/11/1962
Michael (son); 27/7/1866
Maria (dtr); 1880
Thomas (son); 1870
David J (son); 1875-22/12/1949 (Brooklyn)
Martin (son); 12/12/1872-1/10/1940 (Brooklyn)
Ellen (dtr); 19/12/1864
Credit Crunch 1747.
Tho I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you since my last I would differ any longer leting you know that according to yr desire I have gott a ticket in ye British lotery for you, Mrs Franckfort and Miss Lalande, No. 36y336. and have charged your account with ye 1/3 of cost thereof amounting £4.14.4; sd ticket is marked withn ye letter B, wch I wish you all the success you can desire.
I must now let you know that Thim Connor has lost his wife and he proposes breaking up house and leaving this place, he will not hold the land that you held from Matthew Quin any longer. I therefore beg to know wch of the three following offers you will accept in relation to sd land; first Bryan Rourk wch you know offers to give you five shillings a year profit for it for ye remainder of yr time of it; secondly James Hart would be obliged to you if you'd let him have it at the same rent you pay as Thim Connor has it and thirdly Jonathan Clatke who is now yr landlord in mit (having purchased Matthew Quin's interest) is ready to take it off your hands if you think proper to give it up. I shall make no remarks on sd offers as I know that you are well aquainted with all the persons that make them. I will follow yr directions on this as in every thing else.
I have made up the account of yr expenses for repairing yr house wch amounts to near thirteen pounds but can assure you its good repair and I hope will want but little for a good many years to come.
But tho it has cost so much I belive that when I have receivd yr half yersa rent wch is now due you'l not be in my debt. Thim Connor has been teazing me this six months past about setting an acct wch he pretended he has depending with you by wch according to his calculation you owe him about twelve shillings wch he wanted me to allow him. I first desired him to draw his acct and make an affidavid of the justice therefore that I may send it to you wch tho he had more than once promised to do, has not yet been done. If I get it from him, I'll sent it to you. All friends here are as usual joyn in compliments to toy and yrs. Hariot will write to you soon. My best regards to Mrs Pilot and Mrs Labat.
Royal Garrison Regiment 1901-1905.
Comerford Edward; Doonane
Conroy Edward; Ballyfin
Dowling Stephen; Maryborough
Dunne John; Mountmellick
Dunne Thomas; Portarlington
Kavanagh Thomas; Arles
Kilfoyle William; Borris
Mc Donald Michael; Queens
Phelan Thomas; Portarlington
Pilkington Patrick; Maryborough
Whelan William; Portarlington.
In Pensioners Registrar books; (all Laois)
Bray Patrick; 1831 (59)
Delaney Timothy; 1825 (66)
Ennis Patrick; 1828 (66)
Court Martial 1921;
The Court Martial of the Duff brothers, Ballyknockan, Balllyroan, was held on the 20th January 1921. The charge against the men was that there was found in a field near their house at Ballyknocken on December 5th, when searched, a biscuit tin containing one flask, 11b shot, one empty flask, 120 percussion caps. 30 striker caps, 486 empty sporting cases, 10 live sporting cartridges and one cartridge filling machine. John Duff was sentenced 18 months hard labour; Jas, Thomas, Richard and Fintan Duff to 12 months hard labour and Edward Duff to six months hard labour.
Rural Electrification 1957;
The Timahoe Rural Electrification of the Timahoe Rural area scheme was ubdertaken in 1957 and included such area's as The Swan, Park, Timogue, Rathneskia and Clonad. The 'office' for the job was a portable three-sectioned hut, which was set up in Greene's in Cullenagh. The Engnieer had his office in one section, the second section was the mapping office and the third was a store.
The digging crew dug the holes and the Pole Erection crew (3) erected the poles, which had been horse-drawn to the pegged position. Mr Jim Grace from the 'Sticks' was the horseman.
Tales of St Fintan of Clonenagh
When St Fintan was building the monastery at Clonenagh, he used to draw sand from the gravel rudge called 'the Downs' near Portlaoise. No one ever his journeys back and forward, and for a long time the people could not account for where and how he got the sand. At last one curious man set out to watch, and after several days and nights, he saw in the grey of the morning the saint coming with a load, leading his grey horse, which he was guiding with a peeled holly stick. He spoke to the saint who was so much annoyed that he turned the horse into a stone in the 'Fifteen Acres' near Ballyfin, and stuck his holly stick into the ground beside it. The holly stick grew into the big holly tree which it is now.
Pass of the Plumes 1599
The Pass of the Plumes, the site of the historic battle that took place near Ballyknockin on the Ballyroan side of Portlaoise. Opposing commanders at the battle were Owny O Moore and Lord Essex of England. The battle took place on the 17th May 1599 and having marched through Kildare and into Laois, the land of the O Moore's, who were among the most proud and fiercest of all Irish clans, the migty english contingent camped at Crosby-Duff overnight on the 16th.
Irish horsemen, equipped with throwing spears, rode in the manner of the Plains Indians of North America. They probably wore leather jerkins and maybe helmets. From the wilderness rushed the rebels like devils out from hell.mIt is estimated that as many as 500 of the invading force were causalties and that the Irish had only a small number killled or injured.
The battle was given the name Pass of the Plumes becuase of the amount of plumage and other items of extravagant costume left behind on the battlefield.
In historic terms the battle of the Pass of the Plumes remains a proud chapter in Irish history.
A Plinth stands at Cashel Cross, near Ballyroan, with a Bronze Plauqe, commerating the famous battle of the Pass of the Plumes.
Tales of St Fintan of Clonenagh and St Brigid
When St Fintan was building the monastery at Clonenagh he used to draw sand from the Downs. One day, when he was coming along with an extra big load he was in a great heat, and was going slowly when he met a woman who said to him would he give her some sand as she was also building. He told her he had enough to do bringing sand himself without giving it to her. And Brigid said to him to give to her the full of a thimble, and by the time the thimble was full if the whole of the load was not gone!
On the Boat to Australia;(All Laois)
Coghlan Winny, 26, single
Gordon William, 34, farm labourer
Abbott Joseph, 27, labourer
Abbott Samuel, 21, farm labourer, single
Abbott James, 27, farm labourer, single
Dunne James, 23, farm labourer, single
Cullen Elizabeth, 26, servant, single
Tuite Catherine, 20, laundress, single
Braithwaite John, 33, farm labourer
Keley Jane, 13, single
Alley Henry, 24, arg. labourer, single
Alley Frances, 22, servant, single
Collins Rebecca, 24, servant, single.
Dunn Kelly, 9
Dunn John, 30, labourer.
Alexander Ellen, 20, servant
English Edward, 39, labourer
English William, 48, labourer
Manning Richard, 25, labourer, single
"British Empire" 1850
Block Margaret, 28, servant, single
English Alicia, 23, servant
English, Anne, 17
English Eliza, 26
English Sarah, 21
Ringwood Mary, 29, servant, single
Hall Samuel, 28, arg. labourer
Hall Sarah Jane, 26, housekeeper
"Emerald Isle" 1852
Fitzpatrick Anne, 21, servant, single
"William Hammond" 1853;
Forestall Thomas, 28, shephard
Forestall Maryann, 18, servant
Delaney Thomas, 20, labourer
Mc Donald Thomas, 16, labourer
Delany Bridget, 17, servant, (with family)
Delany Elizabeth, 25, servant, (with family)
Mc Donald Mary, 37, servant
Kelly William, arg. labourer
Kennedy William, 24, labourer
"Admiral Boxer" 1855
Shilloe Catherine, 18, farm servant
Castigan Jane, 23, farm servant
Doyle Margaret, 18, domestic servant
Shore Fanny, 20, domestic servant
Dempsey William, 24, labourer
"Royal Albert" 1855
Nolan Catherine, 22, servant
Diamond Ann, 23, servant, single
Mc Quay Fanny, 25, servant, single
Fitzpatrick Keron, 44, labourer, single parent
Mary (dtr) 15
Catherine (dtr) 14
Margaret (dtr) 13
"Lady Anne" 1857
Kennedy Thomas, 20, labourer, single
Forestal Michael,, 21, labourer, single
Hickey John, 30, labourer, single
Nolan Ann, 18, servant, single
"Sir Thomas Greaham" 1858
Dempsey Richard, 22, labourer, single
Hinds Margaret, 20, servanr, single
Honor John, 21, labnourer, single, with parents
Honor William, 15, single with parents.
Lived in Abbeyleix;
Bland Humphrey; d. 8/5/1763
Bland Humphrey Loftus; d. 24/2/1929
Bland John; d. 1728
Bland John; d. 1810
Bland John; d. 1790
Bland John Loftus; d. 2/6/1841
Bland John Thomas; d. 1849
Bland Loftus Henry; d. 21/1/1872
Bland William; d. 25/1/1963
Fitzherbert Cecil Henry; d. 23/11/1952
Fitzpatrick Bernard Edward Bernaby; d. 295/1937
Townsend Horatio Uniacke; d. 15/2/1897
Wingfield William; d. 13/3/1880
Ballickmoyler & Newtown;
Stanley Abraham John Douglas; b. 9/1/1865
Stanley Augusta Josephine; b. 15/1/1869
Stanley Somina Caroline Mary; b. 25/8/1866
Brereton Arthur; d. 1/4/1836
Brereton John; d. 12/6/1816
Brereton Ralph Westropp; b. 1798
Bland Patrick Rory; b. 14/8/1938
Bland Sarah Marion Dease; b. 13/1/1977
Dease Edmund Gerald; d. 17/7/1904
Dease Edmund James; d. 1/10/1945
Dease William Henry; d. 1856
Trench Henry; d. 28/2/1888
Trench Thomas Sandes; d. 25/11/1921
Walker Jonathan R R;
Coote Algernon; d. 20/11/1899
Pole William; d. 1801
Borrowes Erasmus; d. 27/5/1866
Armstrong Edmund Frederick; d. 24/4/1899
Kingsmill Henry; d. 1840
Kingsmill John; d. 1802
Kingsmill John Allen; d. 7/7/1869
Webb Otto Edward;
Brererton Roger; d. 1643
Cosby Richard; d. 1730
Brownrigg Charles Edward; d. 7/6/1942
Crosby Piers; d. 1647
Lambert Ford; d. 29/9/1772
Lambert Richard; d. 8/3/1741
Pigott John Trench; d. 2/9/1899
Trant Margaret; d. 5/8/1737
Fetherstonhaugh Hubert Arthur John; b. 15/1/1920
Featherstonhaugh Rubert John; d. 20/7/1954
Pigott Mary Elizabeth; d. 1932
Brereton John; d. 1788
Brereton William; d. 1806
Cluff Samuel O Malley Gore;
Dennehy George Heffernan;
Eames Thomas; b. 1768
Galbraith Frances; b. 1761
Rev. F Bourke of Portarlington, paid £1 to the Monasterboice new church fund.
Right Rev. Daniel Delaney, born Paddock, Mountrath, on completation of his pastoral studies in Paris, returned to Ireland in 1777. He was appointed curate to Dr. O Keefe who was resident in Tullow Carlow.
Daniel died 9/7/1814 after a long illness and in laid in a vault beside the high alter in the parish church in Tullow.
A Mr Michael Lowry, Stradbally, Co Laois, emmigrated to St John's Newfoundland in 1805.
Rev. James O Neill, born Maryborough, first ministered in France.He was PP in Maryborough from cira 1789 to 1816 when he retired. He died in 1829 and is interred in the Ridge cemetery where there is an epitaph to his memory.
Rathdowney death 1880;
Piercy Jane, 27/3/1880, wife of the late William Limerick.
Mountmellick death 1878;
Dunphy Joseph, 10/10/1878.
Maryborough Inquisition 1596;
Frances Cosby, late of Stradbally, was seized in fee of the site, circuit, etc of the Monastery of Stradbally, with a water-mill in the same town, and 1, 380 acres of land in the townland of Stradbally. Ballymadok, Kilmarten, Le Graunge, Garrymadock, Cloneyoek, Ballyvicar, Kylmogho, Moyanagh, Corryell, Rathcrehin, Clonduff, Noghwale, Ballaghmore, Shenemollan, 15 acres belonging to Edward Brereton execpted, and Ballymacmanus and the Castle of Dirrybrock, all which are held of the preesent Queen, in capite, by military service.
The aforesaid Francis was slain by the rebels, and died after his father Alexander, who was likewise slain at Stradbally, the 19th May 1596.
Barony of Cullenagh
Meredith Sr. Amos;- Ballinakill
Mulhaell Doctor;- Dunary
Barrington Francis/Barrington Allexander;- Cullenagh
Cosby Francis;- Timohoe
Barrington Christopher;- Cremorgan
Kiffin John/Whittle Thomas;- Ballirone
Lofftus Adam/Lofftus Thomas;- Clontigous
Barony of Sliemargeagh
Newbolt Francis;- Castletowne-Omoy
Gayle Anthony;- Crottentegle
Markes Nathaniell;- Srule
Evers Nicholes;- Killeny
Kegan Joseph;- Ballihormor
Vivers John;- Clona
Lea David;- Cooletexenry
Bowen Stephen;- Killeahin
Padgett William;- Oulteaghe
Tucke Christopher/Kinder Joseph;- Ballinagawle
Barony of Ballyadams
Duckingfield William;- Tully
Bowen William;- Ballyadams
Grahams Lady Elizabeth/ Grahams Thomas/ Grahams John/Grahams Richard;- Ballylynan
Dun James;- Kilfeacle
Bambrick John;- Clonpiers
Scott William;- Shanganaghbegg-Billinree
Bambrick Arthur;- Skehan
Walker William;- Tankards Towne
Barony of Portnahinch
Cruihly William;- Lea
Quinn John;- Ballicarroll
Vagan John;- Cooletederry
Skibbaulds Henry;- Emoe
Mc Daniell James;- Tenekilly
Fossy John;- Clonterry
Barony of Stradbally
Dodd John;- Rathinsky
Cosby William;- Garimaddock
Poordom John;- Killeenes
Brereton Francis;- Kilmurry
Williams George;- Bellareader
Kidder Vincent;- Kilrory
Wailsh Oliver;- Ballikcovan
Worsly Benjamin/Rawlins John/Butler Walter;- Tymogue
Hetherington William/Hetherington Richard/Butler Walter/Butler James;- Cloghpook
Brereton Richard;- Loghleage
Reynolds George;- Muney
Pigett John;- Rahinduff
Barony of Tynahinch
Dun Barnaby/Whitefield Darby;- Ballinakell
Lestrange William;- Castlecuffe
Warnferd Walter;- Mountmellick
Hamon Joseph;- Killkeevan
Barnwall James;- Roskeene
Mc Shane Edmond;- Clanchill
Piggott Thomas/Piggott Robert;- Clappard-Cloncannon
Cantrell Godfrey/Edmondson William/Barncroft William;- Rossen Allis
Dun Mrs. Dorothy;- Lucan
1184; Abbeyleix Monastery founded.
1773; Lord De Vesci's house built.
1836; Library opened as a Market House
1842; 21st June; Convent founded
A palladian style Georgian house, is situated three miles outside Mountrath town in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The locals sometimes call it the "Big House".
The first authentic information available re this house is that it was bought in 1675 by Irish Quaker Anthony Sharp from one Thomas Sharkey. Two thousand acres came with the property, the land used to graze sheep, which supplied wool to a factory owned by Mr Sharp.
Now run as a guest house, in 1989 it was awarded the" Caesar Award for outstanding Hospitality Award" for Britian and Western Europe. To this day the friendliness still continues.
Breen's thru Ellis Island;
Breen Bridie, 30, Ballybrophy,1912, single
Breen Daniel, 24 Ballybrophy, 1910, single
Breen Edward, 23, Mountrath, 1906, single
Breen Eliza, 20, Mountrath, 1898, single
Breen Joseph, 26, Mountrath, 1907, single
Breen Lizzie, 26, Mountmellick, 1898, single
Breen Mary, 18, Mountrath, 1898, single
Breen Mary, 20, Mountrath, 1924, single
Conroy's thru Ellis Island;
Conroy Alice, 41, Mountmellick, 1923, married
Conroy Alice, 20, Mountrath, 1904, single
Conroy Annie, 19, Ballacolla, 1907, single
Conroy Annie, 21, Rathdowney, 1905 single
Conroy Annie, 19, Rathdowney, 1905, single
Conroy Daniel, 27, Rathdowney, 1903, single
Conroy Edward, 21, Rosenallis, 1901, single
Conroy Elizabeth, 25, Rosenallis, 1901, single
Conroy Ellen, 16, Maryboro, 1896, single
Conroy Ellen, 26, Maryboro, 1899, single
Connolly's thru Ellis Island;
Connolly Joseph, 19, Mountmellick, 1892, single
Connolly Esther, 22, Clonaslee, 1910, single
Connolly Jane, 58, Clonaslee, 1916, married.
Broomfield thru Ellis Island;
Broomfield Anne, 10, Maryboro, 1898, single
Broomfield Joseph, 4, Maryboro, 1898, single
Onions thru Ellis Island;
Onions Miss E, 26, Maryboro, 1894
Onions Mr. R. 47, Maryboro, 1894
Finn's thru Ellis Island;
Finn Elizabeth; 18, Conoboro, Rathdowney, 1920
Finn James; 27, Rathdowney, 1920, widower
Finn Jeremiah; 15, Rathdowney, 1903
Finn John; 27, Rathdowney, 1903, married
Finn Mary; 9, Rathdowney, 1904
Finn Mary; 30, Rathdowney, 1904, married
Finn Norah; 6, Rathdowney, 1904
Finn Timothy; 24, Rathdowney, 1903 single
Finn William; 23, Rathdowney, 1906, single
Pole Cosby, born 1703, only son of Dudley Cosby and Sarah Pole, (dtr of Periam Pole, Ballyfin) who had a brother named Loftus Cole.
Chambers thru Ellis Island;
Chambers Benjamin; Maryboro, 1894, 50
Chambers Ellen; Rosgalive (Rosenallis?) 1913, 25, single
Chambers Sarah; Queens county, 1904, 31, single
Chambers William; Mountmellick, 1914, 18, single
Lalors thru Ellis Island;
Lalor James; Durrow, 1891, 22, single
Lalor James; Durrow, 1907, 20, single
Lalor James; Queens county, 1893, 17, single
Lalor John; Abbeyleix, 1900, 34, single
Lalor Martin; Abbeyleix, 1902, 21, single
Lalor Mattie; Stradbally, 1899, 24, single
Lalor Martin; Maryboro, 1911, 26, single
Lalor Patrick; Abbeyleix, 1905, 23, single
Lalor Patrick; Maryboro, 1924, 24, single
Lalor Richard, Mountmellick; 1896, 37, married
Lalor Thomas; Ballinakill, 1911, 46, single
Lalor Mary; Maryboro, 1903, 24, single
Lalor Maggie; Mountrath, 1901, 20, single
Lalor Margaret; Abbeyleix, 1907, 28, single
Lalor Margaret; Abbeyleix, 1905, 29, single
Lalor Margaret; Abbeyleix, 1921, 42, single
Lalor Margaret; Abbeyleix, 1900, 27, single
Lalor Margaret; Cullahill, 1920, 17, single
Lalor Mary; Maryboro, 1913, 23, single
Lalor Mary Agnes; Durrow, 1911, 21, single
Lalor Winifred; Abbeyleix, 1906, 23, single
Died of Apoplexy,in Mountmellick, Mr George Bewley, eminent member of the Society of Friends.
Twin daughters to Lady Herbert Corbet, Clonaslee Castle.
John Tyrell, student at Grays-Inn, Clonbrook, Queen County, to Louisa Francis Feidler, in Soho London.
Michael Dillon, Knocknagrove, Queens County, to Maria, 2nd dtr of John Byrne Esq, Kilkenny.
Dooley's thru Ellis Island;
Dooley Agnes; Abbeyleix,1901, 11
Dooley Elizabeth; Mountrath, 1913, 20, single
Dooley Ellen; Maryboro, 1914, 34, single
Dooley James; Abbeyleix, 1904, 14
Dooley Jane, Queens county, 1892, 19
Dooley John; Mountrath, 1912, 22
Dooley John; Mountrath, 1914, 24, single
Dooley Lizzie; Mountmellick, 1898, 27, single
Dooley Mary; Abbeyleix, 1902, 27, single
Dooley Mary; Maryboro, 1905, 31, single
Dooley Mary; Maryboro, 1905, 32, single
Dooley Mrs M; Abbeyleix, 1899, 30, married
Dooley Patrick; Abbeyleix, 1897, 19, single
Dooley Peter; Maryboro, 1899, 11
Dooley Theresa; Mountrath, 1910, 22, single
Dooley William John; Mountrath, 1911, 31 married
Dooley William, Queens county, 1893, 25
(Laois surnames taken from the 'census' of 1659 and Poll Money Ordnance papers 1660-1661)
Bambrick- Bane-Barcroft-Barington-Barnwell-Barrimore-Barrington-Basket-Beagan-Beard-Bedborrough-Bergin-Bolton-Bowe-Bowen-Branagh-Breen-Brereton-Mc Bryan-O Bryan-Byrne-Buckly-Burke-Cahell-Campian-Campion-Cantrell-Carrolan-Mc Carroll-Cashin-Chissell-Clerke-Clullen-Cody-Comerford-Comin-Conner-Mc Conner-Connyn-Conraghy-Conrahy-Conran-Mc Coody- Cooke-Cosby-Costigan-Costigin-Creory-Crooke-Cruihly-Cullin.
The 1659 census lists Stephen Bowen as a Titulatoes in the townland of Killeshin and the Titulatoes for Ballyadams as George Bowen, William Bowen and Lady Ellis Bowen.
The surname Bowen is used as a synonym of the Irish Bohane. But the first of the name to settle in Laois was a welsh soldier John Thomas Bowen. He was constable of the castle at Ballyadams in 1549.
Cobbe's thru Ellis Island;
Cobbe Alfred J; Portarlington, 1904, 25, single
Cobbe Anne J; Mountmellick, 1909, 4
Cobbe Eileen; Mountmellick,1909, 6mts
Cobbe Eleanor; Mountmellick, 1909, 28, married
Cobbe George; Portarlington, 1910, 26, single
Cobbe Harry; Portarlington, 1910, 24, single
Cobbe James; Mountmellick, 1909, 11
Cobbe John; Mountmellick, 1909, 2
Cobbe Samuel; Portarlington, 1892, 18, single
Cobbe Sarah; Portarlington, 1910, 56, married
Cobb William W.H; Portarlington, 1920, 49, married
Grace thru Ellis Island;
Grace Annie; Ballinakill, 1911, 20 single
Grace Bridget; Ballinakill, 1911, 20, single
Grace Michael; Abbeyleix, 1912, 23, single
Grace Michael; Ballyroan, 1912, 23, single
Duff thru Ellis Island;
Duff Edward; Abbeyleix, 1905, 9
Duff John; Abbeyleix, 1905, 10
Duff Kate; Mountrath, 1911, 18, single
Duff Lawerence; Mountrath, 1911, 25, single
Duff Mary; Mountrath, 1912, 18, single
Duff Mary; Mountrath, 1920, 27, single
Duff Michael; Mountrath, 1912,21, single
Duff Patrick; Mountrath, 1911, 24, single
Duff Sarah; Abbeyleix, 1900, 21 single
Duff Sarah; Abbeyleix, 1905, 27, single
Broderick thru Ellis Island;
Broderick Bridie, Cullahill, 1915, 24, single
Broderick John, Queens County, 1893,
Broderick Michael, Queens County, 1893, 30
Ryan thru Ellis Island;
Ryan Annie;, Maryboro, 1904, 28, married
Ryan Annie; Rathdowney,1923, 23, single
Ryan Annie; Rathdowney, 1900, 20, single
Ryan Bridget; Abbeyleix, 1909, 28, single
Ryan Dina; Ballybrittas, 1898, 17, single
Ryan Elizabeth; Maryboro, 1907, 57, single
Ryan Jane; Mountmellick, 1904, 20, single
Ryan Jeanie; Rathdowney, 1901, 26
Ryan Johanna; Rathdowney, 1920, 18, single
Ryan Katie; Rathdowney, 1916, 19, single
Ryan Mamie; Rathdowney, 1904, 23, single
Ryan Mary; Rathdowney, 1896, 23, single
Ryan Mary; Rathdowney, 1897,22
Ryan Mary; Rathdowney, 1901, 22, single
Ryan Mary; Rargdowney, 1911, 21, single
Ryan Mrs; Rathdowney, 1897, 31, married
Ryan Namie; Rathdowney, 1905, 23, single
Ryan Sarah; Mountrath, 1907, 30, single
Lowry thru Ellis Island;
Lowry Anne; Abbeyleix, 1893, 24.
Lowry Jeremiah; Ballyninan, 1910, 32, single
Bergin thru Ellis Island;
Bergin Anne; Rathdowney, 1898, 14.
Bergin Annie; Ballacolla, 1904, 29, single
Bergin Catherine; Ballacolla, 1903, 20, single
Bergin Charles; Mountrath, 1898, 14
Bergin Edward; Mountmellick, 1902, 38, single
Bergin Ellen; Abbeyleix, 1913, 30, single
Bergin James; Rathdowney, 1908, 29, single
Bergin John; Rathdowney, 1899, 19.
Bergin John; Rathdowney, 1911, 27, single
Bergin Joseph; Maryboro, 1904, 30, single
Bergin Kate; Maryboro, 1913, 29, single
Bergin Kate; Rathdowney, 1903, 29, single
Bergin Lozzie; Rathdowney, 1900, 17, single
Bergin Maggie; Rathdowney, 1904, 34, single
Bergin Margaret; Rathdowney, 1903, 27, single
Bergin Mary; Ballacolla, 1905, 28, single
Bergin Patrick; Ballacolla, 1900, 21, single
Bergin Patrick; Maryboro, 1902, 21, single
Bergin Patrick; Rathdowney, 1900, 21, single
Bergin Patrick; Rathdowney, 1904, 30, single
Bergin Patrick; Rathdowney, 1908, 29, single
Bergin Thomas; Rathdowney, 1901, 21 , single
Bergin Thomas J; Rathdowney, 1906, 27, single
Bergin William; Ballacolla, 1900, 21, single
Bergin William; Ballacolla, 1900, 24, single
Tynan thru Ellis Island;
Tynan James; Abbeyleix, 1903, 60
Tynan Kate; Clonaslee, 1908, 17, single
Tynan Kate; Maryboro, 1905, 31, single
Tynan Mary; Abbeyleix, 1903, 35, single
Tynan Patrick; Maryboro, 1900, 17, single
Tynan Patrick; Maryboro, 1900, 16
Tynan Sarah; Abbeyleix, 1911, 26, single.
Cuddy Thru Ellis Island;
Cuddy Daniel; Abbeyleix, 1921, 50, single
Cuddy Elizabeth; Mountrath, 1914, 24, single.
Cuddy Lizzie; Lacca, 1905, 15
Cuddy Mary; Mountrath, 1907, 24, single
Cuddy Mary; Mountrath, 1906, 21, single
Fitzpatrick thru Ellis Island;
Fitzpatrick Annie; Abbeyleix, 1900, 24, single
Fitzpatrick Annie; Mountrath, 1911, 17
Fitzpatrick Annie; Queens County, 1903, 27, single
Fitzpatrick Bridget; Abbeyleix, 1901, 28, single
Fitzpatrick Bridget; Abbeyleix, 1904, 22, single
Fitzpatrick Bridget; Abbeyleix, 1903, 30, single
Fitzpatrick Bridget; Abbeyleix, 1901, 30. single
Fitzpatrick Bridget; Mountrath, 1906, 25, single
Fitzpatrick Bridie; Rathdowney, 1909, 17.
Fitzpatrick Charles; Mountmellick; 1901, 17.
Fitzpatrick Edward; Rathdowney, 1915, 46, married
Fitzpatrick Eliza A; Maryboro, 1907, 39, single
Fitzpatrick Elizabeth; Borris, 1897, 30, single
Fitzpatrick Ellen; Mountrath, 1908, 22, single
Fitzpatrick Finton; Mountrath, 1913.
Fitzpatrick James; Rathdowney, 1910, 24, single.
1881 English Census;
Cobbe Ellen; 24, Portarlington, servant, single
Rest Jane; 51, Laoise, Inmate, widow.
Reed Mary; 63, Laoise, Inmate, widow.
Banon Michael; 39, Laoise, Police Constable, single.
Bonnam William; 39, Abbeyleix, Soldier.
Kerry Elizabeth; 39, Queens county, Cotton Throstle spinner.
Tobin James; 50, Queens county, Cotton spinner, M.
Tobin Thomas, 31,Queens, Coal miner,M.
Hogan Catherine; 38, Queens, married
Hogan Charlotte; 13 dtr.
Hogan Elizabeth; 10, dtr.
Cavanagh Winifred; 6, Queens (ftr. Peter)
British Army Pension List 1914/20
Dunne Patrick; B. 1857, Maryboro,Enlistment age,19
Dunne John; B. 1868, Comeras, 18
Dunne John; B.1876, Mountmellick, 38
Dunne Mark; B. Mountmellick, 19
Dunne Edward; B. Kilmamman, 23.
Delaney Robert; B. 1871, Aghabor, 24
Delaney Patrick; B. 1875, Mountrath, 41
Delaney William John; B 1879, Borris-in-Ossory, 40
Delaney Richard; B. 1883, Maryboro, 31
Delaney Daniel; B. 1890, Ballinakill, 14
Delaney Joseph; B.1894, Abbeyleix, 18.
A public school was established in Maryborough early 17th century. It was conducted by a schoolmaster named Taylor.
Population of Maryborough in 1831 was 2,223 and in 1841 it was 2,633 in 599 houses.
In 1648, Cardinal Rinnucini, the Papal Nuncio, arrived in Maryborough.
Chapman George; Magistrate, Kildare/Queens county, 6/1/1794
Hartpole George, High Sheriff, Queens county, Dec. 1794, Lisbon.
Hawksworth Mrs. wife of John, Mountrath, Oct 1793
Percival Capt. William, Stradbally, 18/9/1793.
White (son); Coleraine Queens county, Lady of Francis, May 1793.
Taggart (Dtr) Clonrush, Queens county, Lady of Robert, 11/4/1794.
Bird William-Clarke Rebecca, at Portarlington 1795
Bouchier Lt. Joseph Cabbet- Laurenson Mrs (widow) Queens county. 1807.
Boyle Alex (Tyrone)- Vicars Grace, July 1783
Boyle Jas Moore (Cavan)- Moore Miss, Rathdowney, 1788.
Brennan Peter ( Maryborough)- Power Miss, Sept 1801.
Clarke William-Clarke Polly, at Portarlington. Oct 1771.
Crawford John (Ballintober)- Bland Miss, Balndsford, 1787.
Croasedaile Rhd. (Corbally)- Dunne Miss, Corbally. 24/10/1774
Croasedaile Rhd (Rynn)- Sandys Miss, Kilcaven, 10/9/1775.
Despard Capt.-Croisdale Miss. July 1772.
Despard Francis G; (Swanderry)- Head Mary, Tipperary, 9/1/1807
Despard Geo. (Castletown)- Carden Maria, Lismore, Oct 1788.
Dowling Jas.-Moore Bridget, at Ballyfin, Jan 1780.
Dunne George-Jacob Jane. April 1812.
Fitzgerald Dudley (Ballydavin)- Galbraith Francis (Old Derrig) 1780
Flood Rev. Oliver ( Middlemount)- Fitzpatrick Mary ( Ballybodden) 1779
Fortescue Faithfull Wm.- Adair Jane (Rath) 1797
Grubb Francis ( Clonmel)- Miller M. at Quakers house Mountmellick. 1804
Hart Josiah (Portarlington)- Bagot Sarah (Nurney)-1806
Kemmis J (Knightstown)- Smyth Miss (Sackville) 1807
Large R. (Ballinatubbert)- Morgan Ann. 1805
Moffit Francis (Raheen)- Lynch Alice (Mayo) 1809
Morgan Rev. Jas. (Tullamoi)- Ashenhurst Miss (Kildare) 1785
Berry Thomas Sterling;
b. Portarlington- 10/1/1854
d. Queenstown- 25/2/1931
Berry Sophia Farnces Jane;
b. Portarlington- 30/6/1859
d. London- 5/11/1942
Kelly Lieutenant-Colonel Edward;
b. 1771- Portarlington
Wounded at Waterloo (Captain 1st Life Guard) Received Russian Order of St Anne.
This town is commonly spelt and pronounced Mountrath, but this is a vungar Pleonasm, the word Moynrath, the" boggy fort" or "Fort in the Bog".
The parish is of irregular figure, being seven miles and three quarters long, and from one to two miles and a half broad, and containing about fifteen and the quarters sq Irish miles. To the North it is bounded by Offerilan parish, to the West, by those of Rathdowny, Skeirke, Downaghmore and Killdellig. To the South by Bordwell, Killermogh and to the East by Clonenagh.
Parish of Aghaboe 1775;
People of Charitable benevolence;
Austin John-Fletcher Joan-Keogh Catherine-Maher Philip-Maher Mary- Walsh Margaret- Walker John-Loughlin Winifred-Walsh Walter- Fitzpatrick Catherine-Carroll Bridget- Burn Mary- Phelan Bridget- Dunster Elizabeth- Loughlin Michael- Fitzpatrick Mary.
(Willing to work, but no means)
Dillon John-Hennessy James- Farrell Martin-Reading Mary- Flanagan William- Dalton James- Hickey Catherine- Burke Mary.
Aghaboe survey 1655; (survery's)
Eureka Massacre 1854;
Lalor Peter, Queens county;
Wounded and recovered.
Pastor at St Patricks church. Brought St Vincent De Paul to Chicago. Vicar General of Chicago Archdiocese.
Superintendant Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works.
Phelan James (snr)
d.1865 (43) (b.1822)
Brownrigg George Neville. Durrow.
Census of Union Workhouse, Dewsbury, York.
Bergin Jeremiah; Inmate; Groom & Coachman.
Queens county, Ireland.
Sides Henry Alley;
St Josephs Richmore, Melbourne;
S.J.Kavanagh (QC) to Marion Maddon
Huguenot's in Laois;
La Borde; the Mason
Capel; the Smith
Gautier; the Carpenter
Predieux Beauville (Moneyclare,) Queens county.
Henzie Ananias; Glass house in Portarlington.
Bennet Sir Henry; first Baron of Arlington.
Ruvigny Marquis; Baron of Portarlington 1691.(16,500 acres)
Nicholas Jean; 2,000 acres around Lea Castle
The case of the distressed refugees settled in and near Portarlington in the Queens Co Ireland, is that there are about 150 families, English and French Protentants planted in the lands of Portarlington, who have laid out their whole substance in purchasing small leases.
Agnew states, in 1864, "there is still a family (in Portarlington) by the name of Champ who have held land uninterruptedly on a lease from Lord Galway".
Jean Faure, Lasalle and Mezerac were also officers on pension in Portarlington.
The Registers of St Paul's, the French Church of Portarlington, were kept in French until September 20th 1816. They are still treasured in Portarlington and consist of two volumes, and the first entry, on Sunday 3rd June 1694 records the happy augury for the new settlement of the birth of a son to Francois Meray and his wife.
1563; Early settler names;
Captain Frances Cosby was appointed ' Senechal of Leashe' and constable of the fort. This appointment paid the sum of 2shillings per day
Officers(4); 12 pence a day
Arquebusiers; 8pence per day.
He was allowed 39 riflemen
Early inhabitants of Portlaoise were Anglo-Irish from the Pale and English soldiers who had come over to Ireland with Bellingham.
The Castle of Maryborough started it's life in 1584 as Fort Protector. The new name of Maryborough was after the English Queen Mary 1st.
The School around the Corner
St Canices National school-ex pupils;
Brennan Peter- 1892
Whelan Patrick- 1893
Lalor Denis- 1893
Percy George- 1893
Doyle James- 1893
Brennan Bernard- 1893
Brophy John- 1893
Lalor Daniel- 1893
Percy Harry- 1893
Bergin Joseph- 1894
Rourke Thomas- 1894
Doyle Michael- 1894
Hennessy William- 1894
Bergin Patrick- 1895
Mc Garitty John-1895
O Hara Joseph-1895
Portlaoise graveyard interments (part of)
Foley Joseph; 65, Christian Bro. 25/2/1897 (b.1832)
Doyle Patrick; 26, Pte. 4th Reg. 5/5/1897 (b.1871)
Kelly Ellen; 26, Hotel Prop. 8/5/1897 (b.1871)
Conran John; 78, Convict, 20/7/1897 (b.1819)
Kane Thomas; 65, Cooper, 12/8/1897 (b.1832)
Ryder Christopher; 55, ex RIC, 22/10/1897 (b.1842)
Mc Evoy William; 75, Carman, 24/3/1898 (b.1824)
Hogan William; 55. Shoemaker, 30/3/1898 (b.1843)
Deegan Robert; 20, Postman, 17/5/1898 (B. 1870)
Farrell Thomas; 26, Pte. 6th. rifles, 12/6/1898 (b.1872)
Finn William; 62, Farmer, 1/1/1899 (b.1837)
Reilly Catherine; 77, Servant, 10/9/1899 (b.1828)
Bolger Henry; 75, Gas manager, 30/12/1899 (b.1824)
Abbeyleix graveyard interments (part of )
Mc Donald Ellen; 80, 11/6/1905 (b. 1825)
Coogan Mary Jane; 14, 12/6/1905 (b.1891)
Carr James; 33, saddler, 5/8/1905 (b.1872)
Mc Farnan John; 76, labourer, 30/9/1905 (b.1829)
Firzgerald Thomas; 52, farmer, 2/10/1905 (b.1853)
Roach Bridget; 65, beggar, 17/10/1905 (b.1840)
Fennelly Mary Anne; 22, shopkeeper, 7/11/1905 (b.1883)
Campion Andrew; 75, farmer, 18/3/1906 (b.1831)
Dooley Margaret; 59, charwoman, 30/4/1906 (b.1847)
Annatrim graveyard interments (part of )
Hamilton Maurice C; 73, estate man, 5/3/1955 (b.1882)
Finnamore William A; 83, farmer, 8/3/1956 (b.1873)
Collins George; 76, ret. 14/7/1958 (b.1882)
Pratt Samuel; 67, shopkeeper, 29/12/1960 (b.1893)
Lalor Joseph; 75, farmer, 19/9/1961 (b.1886)
Collins Charlotte; 91, 30/4/1963 (b.1872)
Graham William; 95, labourer, 24/3/1964 (b.1869)
Ballinakill graveyard interments (part of)
Bergin Patrick; 57, trader, 16/10/1929 (b.1872)
Maher James; 34, farmer, 21/8/1930 (b.1896)
Kavanagh Kate; 61, 6/9/1930 (b.1869)
Morrissey Bridget; 69, 11/9/1930 (b.1861)
Fitzpatrick John; 49, merchant, 7/10/1930 (b.1881)
Carroll Williaml; 50, merchant, 25/12/1930 (b.1880)
Rice Joseph; 65, farmer, 26/3/1931 (b.1866)
Excerpts from" The Quiet County" (Michael Rafter)
Laois Brigade I.R.A. 1913-23.
Book available Mountmellcik Library.
Volunteer John Gannon, Chapel st, Portarlington.
Died of wounds.
Joseph Bergin, Camross
body found in Canal, Kildare
Denis Dwyer, Shanrath, Wolfhill
killed fighting at Capard House.
Patrick Phelan, Mountmellick
died at Brittas House.
John Fitzpatrick, Irishtown, Mountmellick
found dead near cemetery at Acragar.
Coporal Patrick Kehoe, Portarlington
John Moone, Rushes, Ballickmoyler
both died in Nenagh.
R.I.C casualties. (all Laoismen)
John Doogue, killed at Glenwood, Clare
Michael Quinn, Railway hotel, Belfast
Joseph Hughes, Maynooth, Dublin
William Walah (Durrow) Borrisakane
Thomas Dowling (Ballymaddock, Stradbally) St Stevens Hosp, Dublin.
Constable William Vanston, shot as he left home at 6am at the 'Turnpike' near " Burial Ridge, Portlaoise.
Thomas Lawless, Lyster, lane, shot in hallway of home by Auxiliary Policaman
(interred in New cemetery, Portlaoise)
Jim Whelan, Ballyroan, shot and killed by two masked members of the Auxiliary force.
Geoffry Mc Donald, killed at Drimaterril
(three men charged, Alphonsus O Hara, Peter & John Campion, Ballymullen, Abbeyleix)
Constable Edward Dunne, murdered at Ahawadda, Timoleague, Cork, native of Portlaoise, interred in Raheen.
Sergeant Kieran Dunphy, (Cullohill) shot and killed in Matthew st Limerick.
Interred in Durrow.
Sergeant Thomas Keane, burned to death in Kilmalluck Barracks.
Interred in Glasnevin cemetery.
Constable Pierce Doogue, killed by blow to head during riot in Mayo.
Thomas Ashe, died while being forceibly fed during a hunger strike in Mountjoy.
Interred in Glasnevin.
Some names arrested;
Begadon Kieran; Aughmacart, Rathdowney
Bergin James; Abbeyleix
Bracken Patrick; Clonaslee
Brennan Peter; Ballylehane, Wolfhill
Burke Patrick; Ballyknocken, Portlaoise
Conroy George; Clonad
Conroy Joe; Green Mill lane, Portlaoise
Coss Peter; Ross Portlaoise
Culleton James, Ballyfin
Dorman James; Farnans, Ballickmoyler
Duff Richard; Ballyknocken.
Dunne Daniel; Red House, Rosenallis
Dunne Nicholas; Clarahill, Tinnahinch
Fitzpatrick Edward; Rahandrick, Ballacolla
Flynn Dan; Coolbanagher
Foster James; Portarlington
Gorry Patrick; Mountmellick
Hyland William; Heath
Keating John; Timahoe
Quaker Provincial School Mountmellick (Pupils)
Foster Elizabeth 11
Mc Clean Elizabeth
Early Quakers, Mountmellick (Mountmellick Library)
Edmundson William (1627-1712)
Boswel Rodger (d.1666)
Cantrel Godfrey (d.1686)
Walpole William (d.1691)
Barcrof William (c. 1612-1696)
Pim John (1641-1718)
Capton William (d.1672)
Jackson Richard (1643-1697)
Thompson John (d.1695)
Scot Richard (1625-1707)
Moon William (d. 1659)
Gribbell Nicholas (c. 1641-1728)
"Chuse thy cloaths by thine own eye,
The more simple and plain they are,
Neither unshapely, nor fantastically;
and for use and decency,
and not for pride".
Rosenallis Parish Priests; ( Mountmellick Library)
Dunne Fr. Kedagh (1674)
Dempsey Very Rev. Bryan D.D (1714)
Keenan Fr. John (1724)
Dunne Fr. Valentine (1737)
Dunne Dr. Patrick V.G (1780)
Hosey Fr. (1793)
Conran Fr. (1802)
Dunne Fr. Thady (1802)
Byrne Fr. John (1828)
Mooney Fr. John (8147)
Coffey Fr. Richard (1876)
Maher Fr. Martin (1877)
Delaney Fr. James (1896)
Tracy Fr. Matthew (1901)
Durney Fr. Paul (1902)
O Neill Fr. Laurence (1939)
Boland Fr. Joseph (1941)
Cunningham Fr. Thos N (1949)
Kennnedy Fr. Thos. (1961)
Donohue Fr. Thos. (1969)
With the gradual relaxation of the penal laws towards the end of the 18th censury, the oppression of the native Catholic inhabitants lessened and in 1770, the parish of Mountmellick was founded, with the Rev. Thady Duane as first parish priest. There was no proper church in the parish at the time, only a thatched chapel in Clonaghadoo, while mass in Mountmellick itself was usually celebrated in a private house, the mass-pit at Derryguile or in the ruins of the old abbey at Kilmainham. However, a site was now acquired in Graigue and a proper stone chapel was begun, with mass first being celebrated there at Christmas 1800, before the chapel was complete.
Hueuenot families in Portarlington
Henri Bennet (Earl of Portarlington)
Ananias De Hennezel
Sir Patrick Trant
Henri Missue De Rueigny (Baron of Portarlington)
Seigneur De St Laurens
In 1659, Ballinakill was the third largest town in the county, with a population of 204, and settlers names from that period included Peet, Browne, Jacob and Stringer.
In 1765, Philip, Earl Stanhope acqiured the town and lands. The principle tenant was Reverend Frederick Trench.
The Trench family traced their ancestry back to Frederic de la Tranche, a Huguenot refugee. His grandson Frederick Trench came to Ireland, and it was his son, another Frederick (1633-1704) who married Elizabeth Warburton of Garryhinch. Her sister, Anna, narried his brother, John Trench.
In 1887 Ballinakill was described as ' one of the few places in Ireland where industry exists, the work being done by hand-looms and a good hand could turn out 30 yards in a day, and the coarse flannel, which has more apperance of sacking than anything else', is sent to the west.
In Ballinakill the 1794 Stanhope rentals lists a Mr Goss as a tenant as the New Mills at Barkmills, and this is confirmed in the 1801 by Coote, near Ballinakill is another bolting mill, Mr Goss the proprietor.
Kieran Fogarty (1839-1923) Mountrath
Victorian Foot soldier, Kieran Fogarty, Durrow and Cloncourse, Mountrath.
Addresses for family; Ballykealy, Durrow,
Gallows hill and Chapel st.
Parents; James & Katherine ( Kitty) (nee Campion)
Enlisted; 19/5/1858, Abbeyleix
2nd. Batt, 14th Regm of Foot.
Stationed at Birr 1859.
Married; 1888, St. Fintans church, Mountrath
wife; Bridget Culletin ( Cloncourse)
Anne Moore; 1902-
Kieran died 13/12/1923 (85)
buried; Clonenagh cemetery
wife; Bridget; d. 1946 (89)
Royal Irish Constabulary (Queens County born)
William Horgan Mathew; b. 1804
Timothy Mara; b. 1873
Richard Warburton; b. 1778
John Hazlett; b. 1787
John Thomas Irwin; b. 1859
Patrick Kavanagh; b. 1835
Francis Gannon; b. 1800
Ephraim Stewart Flinter; b. 1793
Matthew Fitzpatrick; b. 1792
James Luttrel Bailey; b.1804
Burrowes Kelly; b. 1809
George Despard; b. 1784
John William Crean; b. 1841
Timothy Dunne; b. 1832
James Griffin; b. 1790
William Vanston; b. 1851
George Worthington Stoker; b. 1836
John Stoker; b. 1799
John Stoker; b. 1799
James Roe; b. 1826
John Colles Carter; b. 1850
Joseph Nicholson; b. Rathdowney
Francis O Neill; b. 1854
Rectors of Durrow;
Rev. Robert Rowan, John Moore, John Whittle, John Vesey
Henry Ryder, John Shaw, William Connell, William Sherungton
Charles Jackson, John Trench, Arthur Hodgkinson, John Stone
George Dealtry, Vernon Russell Drapes,
James Lansaster, John Ebbs, P Banes Wills, J H Burrows
J E Gash, E V C Watson, E G Shearer, J W B Furlong
M W Searight, H T M Hewitt, P Harvey C.A.D
Hampshire District Barracks;
Ryan John, private, 27, Mountrath
Ellen (w); 30, Cork
William (son); 3, Gibraltar
Maria (dtr); 1, Gibraltar.
IRISH SEA-OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY; 1794-1815
Bowker Rear-Admiral John;
son of Miss Cosby Vicarstown
Cosby Admiral Phillip;
from Queens County, possible born Nova Scotia.
Croasdaile Commander Thomas Pearson (d.1836/38)
son of Elizabeth Sandes Q.C.
Croker Captain Richard; d. 1836
married Catherine Jane Bland Q.C.
Dawson Captain Hon. Henry; (1786-1841)
sometimes seen as Damer-Dawson post 1829. A son of the Earl
of Portarlington. 1813, married Eliza Luttrell, dtr., of
Joshua Moriarty and Lady Lucy Luttrell. herself, a dtr., of the
Earl of Carhampton.
Purcell Admiral Edward; d. 1869 Q.C
16th Century Settlers in Leix;
Barrington; Cullenagh (1564)
Bowen; Ballyadams (15--)
Brereton; Loughteeog (1562)
Butler; Abbeyleix (1563)
Cosby ; Vicarstown (1551) Stradbally (1563) Timahoe (1569)
Davells; Killeshin (1563)
Harpoole; Blackford (1575) Monks Grange (1577) Shrule (1575) Clonreher (1576)
Hetherington; Ballyroan (1567)
Hovenden; Killabban (1570) Tankardstown (1570)
Keating; Coolrain (163) Ballickmoyler (1563)
Mac Donnell; Rahinderry (1563)
Mac Evoy; Ballyfin (1563)
O Kelly; Rathaspick (1563) Corbally (1563)
O More; Cremorgan (1570) Raheenduff (1563) Dooary (1563)
Pigott; Dysart Enos (1563)
Sentleger; (St Leger) Leagh (1563)
Skelton-alias Lynt; Sleaty (1563)
Whitney; Shaen (1569)
Ballyadams Burials; 1791-2001
Patrick Mc Larnan; 77, Ballinatubbert, 5/3/1971
Mrs Maureen Brennan; 49, married, Park Ballylinan, 18/3/1971
Miss Dora Lacey; 78, married, Tomclavin, 19/4/1971
Patrick Commons; 72, gardiner, married, Luggacurran, 5/5/1971
Andrew Byrne; 64, farmer, single, Luggacurran., 10/5/1971
John Moore; 56,merchant, married, 25/7/1971
Mrs Margaret Dunne; 50, married, 3/9/1971
William Keenan; 75, farmer,married, Ballintubbert, 30/10/1971
Edward Kealy; 63, farmer, married, Boley, Ballyninan, 2/12/1971
Ballyfin burials; 1940-2001
Denis Keenan; Cavansheath, labourer, 6/1/1940
William Dunne; farmer, single,, Cloncullen, 9/4/1940
Mrs Annie Dowling; Cappinrush, 5/5/1940
Mrs Elizabeth Coss; Ross, 4/8/1940
Miss Sarah Deevy; farmer, Ross, 17/11/1940
Mrs Elizabeth Lanham; Briscoli, 21/12/1940
Lawerence O Rourke; farmer, Ballyocormack, 13/2/1941
Mrs Elizabeth O Rourke; Cappinrush, 18/2/1941
Michael Dowling; labourer, Esker, 11/5/1941
Francis Lanham; farmer, Briscoli, 18/9/1941
Bealady, Rathdowney; 1974-2001
Joseph A Quigley; mcc. m.i.a.v.i; main st, 25/3/1974
Patrick Campion; farmer, Kyle, 25/4/1974
John Quigley; main st, 3/6/1974
Gerard Grey; Daly tce, 22/10/1974
James Quigley; bank manager, Main st, 22/11/1974
Alphonsus Gannon; plant hire, Johnston glebe, 1/12/1974
Michael Leech; farmer, Currawn, Clough, 1/3/1975
Rita Campion; shop-keeper, 27/5/1975
Joseph Fogarty; farmer, Kyle, 4/7/1975
George Boyhan (jnr); labourer, Currawn, Clough, 17/8/1975.
Camross burials; 1940-2001
Mary Fitzpatrick; spinster, Clonin, Mountrath, 4/11/1940
Mary Phelan; Coldblow, 15/11/1940
Thomas Phelan; labourer, Derrin, 12/12/1940
Maryanne Gorman; Cranaugh, Castletown, 29/12/1940
Michael Heffernan; farmer, Paddock Mountrath, 5/1/1941
Eliza Breen; Ringstown Mountrath, 14/1/1941
John Costigan; labourer, Rushall, 22/1/1941
Margaret Dunne; Tinakill, 1/3/1941
James Delaney; farmer, Coolrain, 22/3/1941
William Dooley; labourer, Coolrain, 11/3/1941
Clonaslee burials; 1951-2001
Margaret Morris; 76, single, Brocca, 23/3/1951
Margaret Dunne; 78, single, Clonlyon, 20/4/1951
Mary Kealy; 83, widow, 7/5/1951
Ann Conroy, 64, married, 16/9/1951
John Whelan; 80, labourer, single, 10/10/1951
Mary Howard; 74, married, 29/10/1951
Ellen Mary Reilly; 76, widow, Boyle Clonaslee, 8/11/1951
Denis Westman; 85, labourer, widower, 30/12/1951
Daniel Flanagan; 85, farmer, married, Tinnahinch, 26/1/1952
Patrick Kennedy; 75, farmer, married, Clonagh, 24/5/1952.
Emo burials' 1951-2001
Patrick O Conell; 25,farmer, married, Dublin, 1/8/1969
Bridget Dowling; married, Mountmellick hosp, 27/10/1969
Michael Moran; 56, farmer, single, A/leix hosp, 2/7/1970
Veronice Dune; 20, childs nurse, Dublin, 23/4/1971
Margaret Dunne; 22, childs nurse, Dbli, 25/3/1971
Mary Molloy; teacher, widow, 5/6/1971
William J Gillian; 70, ex-garda, married, Ballybrittas, 9/7/1971
Martin Buggy; 68, farmer, married, Kinghtstown, 27/12/1971
Patrick Walsh; 51, labourer, single Morette, 3/1/1973
Daniel Scully; 70, farmer, single, Dublin. 26/3/1973.
Mountmellick burials; 1905-1930
James Walsh; 72, ex RIC, married, Henry st, 28/8/1905
Esther Coleman; 60, married, O Moore forest, 9/9/1905
Elizabeth Phelan; 64, married, Foundry st, 19/10/1905
Daniel Conroy; 2 (ftr. Daniel) O Moore st, 15/12/1905
Mary Kelly; 7, (ftr. Timothy) Harbour st, 28/1/1906
Margaret Kelly; 70, widow, Harbout st, 3/2/1906
James Mc Guinness; 38, single, Acragar, 28/2/1906
Bridget Crawford; 90, married, Eyne Maryboro, 17/5/1906
James Shea; 65, sweep, married, 19/5/1906
Mary Mollin; 14, Bridge st, 28/5/1906
Mountrath burials; 1952-2001
Matthew Stone; 81, farmer, married, Clondassy, 12/5/1952
Maria Gorman; 79, married, Deerpark, 31/5/1952
William Delaney; 29, single, Trumera, 29/6/1952
Teresa Delaney; 82, married, Kilbricken, 15/8/1952
James Cullen; 52, married, Shannon st, 16/8/1952
Michael Gorman; 54, married, Patrick st, 29/6/1952
Timothy Mc Loughlin; 46, single, Rathdowney, 4/12/1952
Capt. Patrick Flynn; 53, married, Main st, 11/2/1953
Ruby Hetherington; 32, married, New Line st, 16/3/1953
Patrick Mc Cabe; 61, bootmaker, single, Main st, 19/3/1953.
Coolkerry (Rathdowney) burials; 1948-1953
Lipton Julia; 41, married, Harristown, 13/7/1948
Miney Annie; 60, widow, Ballinasloe, 13/3/1949
Loughman Denis; 65, labourer, single, 18/3/1950
Dunne Martin; 73, farmer, single, Bohoran, 8/11/1950
Daly Mary; 96, single, 8/12/1950
Luby Mrs; 71, married, Glosha, 14/11/1951
Fitzpatrick Edward; 72, labourer, single, Knockhinch, 9/3/1951
Bolger Thomas; 72, farmer, married, Middlemount, 20/4/1951
Luby Joseph; 73, labourer, married, Glosha, 23/5/1951
Luby James; 74, labourer, single, Glosha, 6/12/1951
Barton Elizabeth; 75, married, Knockeil, 14/11/1951.
Portlaoise cemetery (part 2)
O Neill Margaret; 23, single, Market sq, 5/1/1909
Costigan Thomas; 75, Church st, 10/1/1909
Pender Henry; 56, married, Knocknagrove, 26/1/1909
Lynch William; 24, single, Lester lane, 26/1/1909
Delaney Catherine; 26, Chapel st, 27/1/1909
Brien Margaret; 80, widow, main st, 2/2/1909
Hyland Dolly; 95, widow, Well rd, 3/2/1909
Hoolbrook James; 64, single, Kilminchy, 5/2/1909
Liverpool History Projects;
People sent to Ireland from Liverpool to Poor Law Unions;
Bradley Isaac; 42, Mountmellick
Brown Elizabeth; 25, MM
Conroy Michael; 48, MM
Neil Henry; 65, MM (29 years in USA)
Sigley Rebecca; 50 MM
Archibald Emily MM
Brownlow John; MM
Burton John; MM
Byrne Eliza; MM
Cahill Margaret; MM
Carroll Robert; MM
Charles John; MM
Dowling Eliza; MM
Duggan Sarah; MM
Femby Joseph; MM
Healey Ann; MM
Johnson Julia; MM
Joyce Mary; MM
Kealey Robert; MM
Lloyd John; MM
Riley Margaret; MM
Shaw Eliza; MM
Whelan Mary; MM
Brennan Julia; Abbeyleix
Collins James; MM
Dolan John; MM
Holmes Ann (4 child); MM
Philips Richard; MM
Quanley Bridget; Abbeyleix
Irishmariners.ie Queens County
Dunne Brnard; (Trimmer) Mountrath. 27/8/1888
Dunne Patrick; (Seaman); Mountmellick, 8/7/1891
Dempsey Patrick; (Ordinary seaman); Maryborough, 4/4/1893
Hogan William Joseph; (Surgeon); Borris-in-0ssory, 7/3/1896
Lawlor Martin Joseph; (Chief cook); Mountrath, 29/6/1873
Keenan Joseph; (Steward); Ballacolla, 22/10/1893
(nest of kin; Michael Keenan (b) Ballacolla
Conroy James; (Fireman); Maryborough, 16/11/1886
Thompson Albert; (Wirless operaror/Marconii operaror); Rathdowney, 24/7/1897
Whelan Michael; (Fireman); Maryborough, 15/10/1887
Scully Patrick Joseph; (Trimmer); Mountmellick, 7/12/1885
Walsh James; (Trimmer); Maryborough, 26/5/1900
Quinn Thomas Henry; (Deckhand); Maryborough, 4/4/1887
Fitzpatrick John; (Trimmer); Abbeyleix, 10/9/1894
Nolan Thomas James; (Wirelass operator/Marconi operator) Ballybrophy, 6/11/1895
Brown William; (Asst. Cook); Wolfhill, 31/3/1884
Nicholas Foster Morgan, (58) late Vicar of Dysart Enos Queens County son of late Hamilton Morgan, Vicar Dysart and Rector of Killegney Wexford.
Morgan James (69), Civil Service, youngest son of late Rev. Hamilton Morgan, Rector Dtsart Enos Queeens County.
Abbeyleix cemetery burials (part of)
Mc Donald Ellen; 80, single, 11/6/1905
Coogan Mary Jane; 14, 12/6/1905
Carr James; 33, saddler, single, 5/8/1905
Shivers John; farmer, 5/9/1905
Mc Farnan John; 76, labourer, married, 30/9/1905
Fitzgerald Thomas; 52, farmer, married, 2/10/1905
Roach Bridget; 65, beggar, widow, 17/10/1905
Fennelly Mary Jane; 22, shopkeeper, married, 7/11/1905
Fennelly Cathleen; 4mts, child, 22/11/1905
Campion Andrew; 75, farmer, married, 18/3/1906
Dooley Margaret; 59, charwoman, married, 30/4/1906
Lennon Michael; 3, child, 10/5/1906
Hughes John; 25, labourer, married, 7/6/1906
O Donnell Bridget; widow, 11/7/1906
Mc Donald John; infant, 19/12/1906
Annatrim burials (part of)
Hamilton Mourice C; 73, estate man, married, Roundwood, 5/3/1955
Finnamore William A; 83, married, Moher east, 8/3/1956
Collins George; 76, ret. B man, married, Mountanny, 14/7/1958
Pratt Samuel; 67, shopkeeper, married, Derry, 29/12/1960
Lalor Joseph; 75, farmer, married, Longford, 19/9/1961
Collins Charlotte; 91, married, Mountanny, 30/4/1963
Graham William; 95, labourer, single, Tunduff, 24/3/1964
Hamilton E.H.; 79, estate owner, widow, Roundwood, 5/6/1966
Pratt Emily; 74, shopkeeper, widow, Derrycarrew, 10/7/1967
Robinson Herbert; 84, blacksmith, married, Coolrain, 4/8/1968
Finnamore Mrs. E.S; 88, married, Beechmount Rathdowney, 23/4/1969
Blackley Mary Beatrise; 90, married, Dublin, 20/5/1969
Prescott Sarah Jane; 75, married, Coolrain, 18/11/1969
Churchtown/Castletown burials (part of)
Turley Hugh; 51, labourer, married, Gash, 18/11/1963
Dowling Margaret; 83, farmer, widow, Danganard, 24/11/1963
Brennan Edward; 80, engineer, married, Mountrath, 30/1/1965
Tarrant Elizabeth; 73, shopkeeper, single, 22/6/1965
Maguire Bridget; 16mts, (ftr; Andrew) England, 13/1/1966
Delaney Margaret; 73, domestic, single, Coole, 11/8/1966
Quigley Sarah; 83, widow, Borris-in-Ossory, 22/5/1967
Marnell Katie; 83, ex NT, widow, 22/5/1967
Yates Margaret; 56, married, Gash, 9/6/1967
Brennan Sara; 80, single, Portarlington, 8/12/1967
Brophy James; 80, labourer, single, Dysartbeigh, 13/12/1968
Fennelly Jane; 67, widow, Cuddagh, 22/12/1968
Marnell Margaret; 4, (ftr; Edward) Hazelpit, 8/1/1969
Comerford Rose; 38, farmer, married, Knockarue, 13/12/1969
Raheen burials (part of);
Keegan Mrs. J; 65, Clontyglass, 1/3/1939
Heffernan Jas; 70, farmer, Clonboyne, 16/3/1939
Heffernan Mrs. J; 60, Clonboyne, 16/3/1939
Byrne Jos; 29, labourer, Clonboyne, 17/3/1939
Doheny Mrs. T; 48, Cappnaclough, 19/3/1939
Mc Donald Patrick; 75, farmer, Corbally, 4/5/1939
Sullivan Jas; 61, labourer, 8/5/1939
Sheil William; 74, farmer, Boley, 22/5/1939
Conroy Mrs B; 28, Clonad, 26/10/1939
Phelan Mary; 57, Clonad, 29/11/1939
Doheny Terence; 69, farmer, Cappnaclough, 2/12/1939
Moore Mrs; 80, Trumera, 3/12/1939
Kilbride Thomas; 65, farmer, Clontyglass, 16/12/1939
Lalor Daniel; 96, labourer, Colt, 19/1/1940
Rathdowney burials (part of)
Phelan Mary; 80, single, Raheen Dmore, 28/7/1928
Doherty Brian; 85, farmer, single, Whites wall, 17/9/1928
Davin Mary; 52, married, Mooreville, 17/9/1928
Mc Carthy John; 7mts, (ftr; John); Moore st, 1/10/1928
Campion Ellen; 60, Clonmeen, 4/10/1928
Kilbride Christina; 15, (ftr Peter); Pound st, 25/10/1928
Murray Mary; 50, married, Mooreville, 6/12/1928
Meagher John P; 76, bootmaker, married, Chapel st, 5/4/1929
Sheeran Elizabeth; 89, single, Pound st, 6/5/1929
Cahill Maggie; 6, (ftr; K); Coolkerry, 10/5/1929
Henderson Andrew; 66, farmer, single, Coolkerry,1/8/1929
Brennan Ellen; 28, married, Dublin, 9/12/1929
Walsh Rev. Ml CC; 55, 15/12/1929
Doherty Mary; 62, widow, Mooreville, 21/12/1929
Rosenallis burials (part of)
Keating Lewis; 85, Drummond, 8/10/1908
Mc Loughlin John; 66, farmer, married, Ballyhuppan, 12/4/1909
Murray Mary; 50, farmer, married,Derry, 24/8/1909
Kinsella Elizabeth; 38, farmer, single, 2/9/1909
Clear Anne; 68, farmer, married, Barna,
Flanagan Michael; 56, farmer, married, Tinnahinch, 31/10/1909
Dunne Denis; 33, farmer, single, Skerry, 5/11/1909
Grehan Patrick; 14, Cloncannon, 9/2/1910
Dunne Patrick; 23, farmer, single, Cappard, 24/3/1910
Farrell Daniel; 50, labourer, single, Capard, 6/5/1910
Fennelly Jeremiah; 59, farmer, single, Tinnahinch, 21/8/1910
Lalor Michael; 73, farmer, married, Skerry, 22/9/1910
Kearney Joseph; 35, farmer, single, Skerry, 24/9/1910
Poole Joseph; 46, farmer, married, Capard, 10/1/1911
"Fortress Ireland" Portarlington's Saga; 1691-1720
"My assets consist only of a ramshackle cottage on a half acre of land of indifferent quality. I further possess a cow and two donkeys"
Statement of Jacques Beauchant, retired coporal in Galway's Horse and Portarlington resident, 30th January 1714. (later to becom
e Portarlingtons leading shopkeeper, and French Church elder)
Portarlington, which received its prefix "Port", either from a small riverside quay or from the Irish for "fort", from the existence of Lea Castle half a mile away.
In part, Portarlington's uniqueness stems from being virtually an artifical creation; French Protestant settlers were placed into an environment where they far outnumnered what insignificant indigenous population there was, and where there was-at least by the time they arrived (probably in 1692) no viable pre-existing town into which they could move.
Not much is known about the original Portarlington community, but curiously, there was one Huguenot among its residents, Ananias De Hennezel had immigrated from Lorraine(most likely from the region of Metz) and established a glass manufacture at Portarlington prior to 1670.
The town's basic plan carried over the Earl of Arlington's 1666 layout, with a central market square at the intersection of four raods; King's Street;Queens Street;Bennet Street;and James Street. The town/borough meeting hall was at the center of the square(it has since been made into a garage) many of the buildings had been destroyed or damaged and Galway was obliged to construct or repair some 150 dwellings.
The property allotments were not changed appreciably from the Earl of Portarlington's original plan. In many cases only the names were transferred; (John) Donnolly's parcel went to the Jolly family; (John) Bignon's to the De Choisy's; Warburton's to the Dumont de Bostaquets; and Arlington's to the D'Ully (Vicounts) De Laval, and Du Clousys.
Included among the first wave of Portarlington settlers was the Huguenot leader, Jacques Belrieu, Seigneur de St. Laurens, Baron de Virazel, a member of Galway's (Galway was/is the Marquis de Ruvigny) inner circle.
Ruvigny was conferred with the titles of Baron Portarlington and Viscount Galway on March 2 1691; appointed Lieutenant-General of all royal forces in Ireland on 27 February 1692; and placed in charge of implementing what was forseen as a massive Huguenot immigration into, and colonization, of Ireland.
1911 Eng/Wales census;
Meehan Mary; 67, widow, Stradbally Queens County Ireland
Meehan John; head, 29, married, Brickmaker Mountmellick
Lanscashire-Ashton Under Lyne
Meehan William; 40, servant, Groom & General man, Mountmellick
Meehan Eileen; 23, visitor, Hotel, Maryborough
Meehan Nora; 59, visitor, Ballyroan
Berry Jerrod; 19, boarder, Bricklayers lab., Queens County
Berry Anna; 42, wife, Ring Spinner Cotton factory
Berry Stephen; 23, single, Bracknagh Portarlington
Private 2nd Batt. Leinster Reg.
Jullundur Punjab India.
Berry Hannah Mrs; 63, widow, Queens County
Wharton Annie; 40, widow Queens County
Griffith Elizabeth Annie; 60, servant, single, Nurse
Young Ellen; 28, head, worker in Laundry, Queens co.
Young George; 63, head, Lab. Major
Yorkshire West Riding
Young Margaret; 54, head, Catholic Housekeeper,
Yorkshire West Riding
Young Richard; 23, son, Wool Comber
Yorkshire West Riding
Young Sarah; 21, dtr, Weaver worsted
Yorkshire West Riding
Young Ann; 19, dtr Spinner worsted
Yorkshire West Riding
Young Thomas; 17, son, Spinner worsted
Yorkshire West Riding
Young John; 12, son
Yorkshire West Riding
Portlaoise graveyard records (non-catholic);
St Peter & Pauls;
Graham George James; Episcopal church; 1900
Jackson Annie L; Episcopal; 1900
Mercer Rosetta; Methodist; 1901
Platt; Episcopal; 1902
Shankland Agnes; Presbyterian; 1902
Lumley Thomas; Weslyan Methodist; 1902
Connellan James; Episcopal; 1905
Smith William; Episcopal; 1906
Lees Maria; Episcopal; 1906
Diamond Adalaide Louise; Methodist; 1909
Guseppe Antonia; Presbyterain; 1909
Creighton John; Protestant; 1910
Bushel Joseph; Protestant; 1911
Vanston George; Methodist; 1912
Mercer Joseph; Protestant; 1912
Patterson Robert Wallace; Protestant; 1913
Diamond George; Methodist; 1913
Parkonson Mary; Protestant; 1915
Mc Dowell John; Protestant; 1916
Stanley Elizabeth; Protestant; 1919
Higgs James; Protestant; 1921
Berrie Mary; Presbyterain; 1921
Berrie Alexander; Presbyterain 1921
Bryd William H; Methodist; 1923
Higgs Joan; Protestant; 1923
Mc Claughey Thomas; Protestant; 1924
Waldrons Isabella; Methodist; 1930
Lewis James; Protestant; 1932
Weir Mary; Protestasnt; 1932
Elliott Haritto; Protestsnt; 1938
Smith James; Church of England; 1940
Mc Cloughney Florence; Protestant; 1947
Rudd John; Church of England; 1950
Hetherington Alexander; Protestant; 1951
Thompson Lillie; Protestant; 1951
Cooney Elizabeth; Church of England; 1952
Ridge graveyard (Portlaoise)
Dowling Mary; 17/5/1783 (21) (b.1762)
Dowling Timothy; 11/8/1746 (35) (b. 1711)
Dillon Thomas; March 1813 (60) (b.1753)
Graves Anne; 3/5/1742 (35) (b.1707)
Graves Robert; 23/6/1730
Graves John; 3/5/1731
Graves James; 26/7/1798 (37) (b.1761)
Ganghey Mes. Elizabeth; 1803
Robinson John; 27/9/1761 (3)
Robinson John; 14/6/1766 (2)
Robinson George; June 1766 (2)
Dwyer Ann; 26/1/1784 (34)
Troy John; June 171
Phelan William; April 1799
Brophy John Thomas; 16/11/1888 (26)
Mc Donagh Luke; 7/7/1784 (67) (b.1717)
Dunn John; March 1718
Delaney Thomas; 1766
Ward William; 1734 (28) (b.1746)
Whelan Mary; 14/3/1856 (96) (b.1760)
Whelan Denis; 26/11/1869 (70) (b.1799)
Stapleton Marta; 20/7/1873 (78) (b. 1795)
Hutchinson Liz; Sept 1890 (11)
Hutchinson Maggie; Oct 1890 (16)
Malone Rev. Darby; 1723
O Neill Rev. James; 1819
Coates Queens County;
Coates William; 28, head, Own means;
Coates Margaret; 38, Widow
Coates Elizabeth; 76, head, Own means, Portarlington
Llandrillo Yn Rhos Wales
Coates Mary; wife, 42, married
Coates Mary; wife, 57, 2 child, married 19years, Mountrarh
Straboe COI graveayrd;
Kemmis Mary H;
Kemmis Thomas;hus; 8/9/1844 (45)
Jane; dtr; 5/2/1857 (18)
Robert; 2nd son; 12/5/1862 (22)
Helen; dtr of Thomas/Victoria; 8/2/1862 (g-child)
Kemmis John Joseph; 17/6/1818
Lambe Thady; 1781 (58)
Catherine;wife; 2/9/1780 (40)
Mc Evoy Lucy; 20/2/1792 (67)
Michael;son; 17/1/1789 (26)
Mc Evoy Thomas; (24)
Mc Evoy Connoll; 23/12/1796 (897)
Dowling Martha; 66
Dowling Cathy; 18
Twent James; 1735 (40)
Honory;wife; 1748 (60)
Shortall Mary; 20/3/1800 (34)
Coots Dean; 13/12/1777
Scott Alice; b.1740 Portarlington
Spouse; Nicholas Gosselin b. 1736 Portarlington
Married; 1770 Portarlington
Parents; William Goddelin-Vidal
Farrell Carmel Josephine; b. 10/6/1897 Portarlington
d.; 23/2/1951 Ballyboley
Spouse; Vincent Paul Mc Mullin.
Parents; Henry Farrell-Margaret Costello.
Farrell Mary; b. 1839 Queens County
d; 14/12/1909 Rosemount Dakota
Spouse; Steven Brennan
Parents; Michael Farrell-Catherine Day
Fitzpatrick Ann; b; 1850 Mountrath
Spouse; John Gilligan; b; 1848 Mountrath
King Emily Louise Smith-; 1857 Roundwood Mountrath
Spouse; Charles Poulet Hamilton; 1853 Roundwood Mountrath.
Fitzpatrick Betsey; b; 1774 Castletown
Parents; John Fitzpatrick;b. 1718 Castletown
Catherine Quigley; b; 1722
Married; 3/12/1743 Ireland.
Condron Peter; b; 1786 Maryborough
Eng/Wales 1911 census;
Harris Jonathan; 63, head, traveller, Maryboro, Lancs.
Purcell Ellen; 25, single, (Maryboro,) Weymouth.
Dooley Eliza (Elizabeth) b; 1816 Queens
Spouse; Tom Nolan
Parents; Timothy Dooley-Elizabeth Hadisty (Hardisty)
Dooley Jerry (Dennis) b; 1814 Queens
Parents; Timothy Dooley-Catherine Hadisty Hardisty)
Dooley Timothy; b; 1904 Rathmakelly Ballacolla Queens
d; 1969. Rathmakelly Ballacolla Queens
Whelan Thomas; b; 1862 Clondouglas Abbeyleix
Spouse; Bridget Phelan; b; 1/6/1966 Clondouglas Abbeyleix
d; 4/1/1952 Ballyroan
Parents; James Phelan-Catherine Horan
Stafford Jane; 1615 Queens
Spouse; William Cosby; b;1615 Stradbally
d; 13/9/1683 Stradbally
Married; 1630 Stradbally
Parents; Richard Cosby-Elizabeth Pigott
1881 Eng-Wales census;
Barker Margaret; 35, wife, mill hand, Leeds West Riding.
Barker Margaret; 52, wife, Leeds West Riding
1891 Eng-Wales census;
Barker Emma; 47, wife, Durham.
Barker Annie Marie; 62, widow, Durham.
Harris Sarah; 49, wife, Portarlington. Lancs.
Harris Elizabeth; 56, head, single, (Queens) Blackburn
Harris John; 50, bro., draper (Queens) Blackburn
Purcell Edward; 70, head, Arles, boot dealer, Manchester
Purcell Thomas; 47, head, colliery browoman, (Queens) Lancs.
Purcell Edward; 61, pauper land measurer, (Queens) Wiltshire
Walsh in Laois;
Walsh Honor; 1/8/1847 Mountrath;
Parents; Stephen-Eliza Lalor
Walsh James; 1801 Mountrath
Spouse; Mary Kinsella 1803 Mountrath
Walsh Judith; 1/2/1827 Mountrath
Parents; James-Mary Kinsella
Walsh Dennis Joseph; 1865 Abbeyleix
wife; Sarah Hickey
Parents; Dennis- Catherine Dunn
Walsh Ann; 3/1/1830 Mountrath
Parents; Pat- Joan May Walsh
Walsh Cathleen; 1825 Mountrath
Hus; Michael Egan
Married; 12/2/1845 Mountrath
Fitzpatrick in Laois;
Fitzpatrick Barnaby; 1519 Castletown; d.1581
Spouse; Joan Eustace
Parents; Barnaby- Margaret Butler
Fitzpatrick Betsey; 1774 Castletown
Parents; John-Catherine Quigley
Fitzpatrick Bridget; 1888 Roskelton; d. 1974 Lancs.
Spouse; Philip Deary
Parents; John-Annie Phelan
Fitzpatrick Catherine; 1824 Bacca Offerlane
Parents; Daniel-Mary Savage
Fitzpatrick Deboragh; 1800 Mountrath
Spouse; James Graham
Becton in Laois;
Becton Fat; 1720
Becton Hannah; 1750
Father; Fat Becton
Becton Hannah; 1736
Spouse; Samuel Kelly
Becton John; 1746
Father; Fat Becton
Boles Sarah; b. 1686 Mountrath
Spouse; Joshua Pim; 20/12/1686-d. 28/2/1749
Married; 16/1/1713 Cashel Tipperary
Parents; John-Sarah Walsh
Sheeran Catherine; b.1812
Spouse; Patrick Loughlin
Sheeran Eliza; b. 1849
Spouse; Peter Rice
Parents; John Sheeran-Sarah Walsh
Sheeran James; b.1817
Spouse; Anne Hall
Sheeran Johanna; b. 1841
Parents; James Sheeran-Johanna Beaty
Sheeran John; b. 1823
Spouse; Sarah Walsh
Sheeran Peter; b. 2/2/1845
Spouse; Hanora Barry
Married; 21/2/1871 Vermont
Sheeran Judith; b. 1846
Parents; John-Sarah Walsh
Sheeran Margaret; b. 1834
Spouse; James Meredith
Scully Laois (Mountmellick)
Scully Elizabeth; Sept 1831
Parents; Patrick-Mary Redmond
Scully Jeremiah; March 1844
Parents; Patrick-Mary Redmond
Scully Margaret; Feb 1841
Parents; Patrick-Mary Redmond
Scully Martin; Nov 1835
Parents; Patrick-Mary Redmond
Scully Mary; Aug 1833
Parents; Patrick-Mary Redmond
Spouse; William Mc Namara; 1830 Ire
Married; Sept 1849 Mountmellick
Scully Michael; Oct 1845
Parents; Patrick-Mary Redmond
Scully Rose; Sept 1848
Parents; Patrick-Mary Redmond
Scully Sarah; March 1830
Parents; Patrick-Mary Redmond
Scully Patrick; 1810 Ire
Spouse; Mary Redmond; 1815 Ire
Married; 1830 Mountmellick.
Dempsey Mary Helen; 1835 Rosenallis(Rosendale)
d.; Dec 1896 Decutar Macon II
Spouse; Peter J Dunn; 1831
d.; 15/7/1882 Milan Township Maco II
Father; John Dempsey; 1804 Ire
Galbraith Mary; 1759 'Old Derricks' Laois
Spouse; John Falkiner 1747 Ire.
d.; before 1821 Carlow
Married; 11/5/1780 Carlow
Langford John; 1841 Emo
Spouse; Margaret Hamilton 1845 Emo
Langford John Thomas; 1867 Emo
d.; 9/1/1902 Golden gate Croydon
Spouse; Eliza Jane Royston
b.; 13/3/1876 maryboro Qld
d.; 23/5/1911 Cookstown Qld
Married; 18/10/1893 Croydon
Pattison Anna; 6/12/1807 Mountrath
Spouse; John Pim; 15/3/1797 Mountrath
Married; 31/3/1831 Mountrath
Pattison Sarah; 1770 Ire.
Spouse; John Millbourne 1770 Ire
Married; 26/1/1807 Mountrath
Duffy Honor; 1809- St Bridgets Rosenallis
Spouse; William Cashin; 1805 Rosenallis
Conroy Catherine; 1834 Mountmellick
d.; 11/6/1901 Coney Island Kings NY
Spouse; Patrick Mc Gree; 1834
d.; 1889 Kings NY
Married; 26/1/1865 Mountmellick
Conroy James; 1807 Rahedor Coleraine Queens Co
Conroy Kate; 1767 Queens Co
Spouse; Michael Maher; 1765 Queens Co
d.; 1860 Queens Co
Haslem Rachel; 1762 Rosenallis
Spouse; Daniel Clark; 1758 Rosenallis
Parents; John Haslem-Margaret Pigot
Haslem Robert; 1764 Rosenallis
Parents; John Haslem-Margaret Pigot
Militia Attestations Royal Garrison Artillery;
Lea Queens County
Queens County (Dounary?)
Militia; Edinburgh Rga
Time period; 1882-1915
Stradbally Queens County
1911 Eng/Wales census;(all Queens County)
Shudall Caroline J; (Mountmellick) 19, single, accountant cafe, Liverpool.
Power Elizabeth; (Clonenagh) 37, widow, Kensington
Power Richard; (Queens) 36, head, labourer, boiler maker, Bury.
Power Michael; (Maryborough) 7, scholar, Lancs.
Power Patrick (Maryborough); 9, scholar, Lancs
Power John; (Queens) 60, head, married, Railway carrier, Yorkshire
1901 Eng/Wales census;
Kinsella Annie; (Maryborough) 40, wife, Aston Birmingham.
Kinsella Julia; (Queens) 27, lodger, single Criydon
Kinsella James; (Queens) 49, head, married, Print fitters lab., London
Kinsella Julia; (Queens) 40, boarder, single, shop asst., Paddington
Kinsella Annie; (Maryborough) 31, head, Dressmaker, Yorkshire
1851 census; Dunne;
Dunne John; 39, Whitwick Leicestershire
Dunne Thomas; 19, army private 109th Regt. Aldershot
Dunne James; 35, (Mountrath) army private, Weymouth
Dunne Judith; 44, Nun, Atherstone Warwickshire
Dunne Robert;(Clonaslee) 30, head, lab. in Iron works, Openshaw Lancs.
Dunne Margaret;(Portarlington) 35, Nun, Fulham, Hammersmith
Dunne Judith;(Mountmellick) 54, Nun, Benedictine, St Scholasticus Priory Walting st. Warwickshire.
Dunne Theresa; 26, (Ballyfin) servant, Tranmere
Dunne Mary; 42, (Portarlington) servant, Salford
Dunne Martin; 54, head, shipping agent, Blackburn
Dunne Bridget; 54, wife.
Dunne Mary; 26, servant, Richmond Surrey
Dunne James; 32, head, railway engine fitter, married, Nottinghamshire
Dunne Catherine; 48,(Maryborough) headm wool machine minder, Bradford
Dunne Margaret; 28, (Rathdowney) servant, Preston
Dunne Clare; 63, widow, tenant, Kensington
Dunne Lizzie; 22 (Emo) servant, single, St George London
Dunne Joseph; 41, boarder, single, attendant, London
Dunne Charles; 43 (Mountmellick) head, married, Shauffuer & Valet, Surrey
Dunne Mary; 28 (Doonane) servant, single, Surrey
Dunne Jane; 64, wife, (24years married)(1child-1alive)Portsmouth
Dunne Elizabeth; 18,( Mountmellick) servant, single, Isle of Wright
Dunne Martin; 23,(Ballyhuppane) head, married, Railway car cleaner, Middlesex
Dunne John Patrick; 43, head, married, fitter, Derby
Dunne Julia; 44,(Maryborough) single, shop asst., Birkenhead
Dunne Mary; 31,(Maryborough) servant, single, Birkenhead
Dunne Catherine; 69, boarder, single cook, Lancs.
Dunne James; 60, (Portarlington) head,married, tram driver, Lancs.
Dunne John; 77, head, married, warehouseman cotton, Lancs
Dunne Thomas; 26 ( Mountmellick) married, Chemical lab. Preston
Dunne Mary; 45, (Portarlington) servant, single, Stockport
Dunne Elizabeth; 59, wife, widow, Wigan
Dunne Margaret; 81, (Stradbally) mother, widow, Lancs
Dunne William; 48, head, married, Lancs
Dunne Daniel; 35, head, married, coalminer, Chorley
Dunne Mary; 38 (Maryborough) (m6yrs) (2-2) Chorley
Dunne John; 45, (Maryborough) head, married (13yrs) grocer, Broadford
Dunne William; 17 (Maryborough), nephew, Dyehouse lab. Broadford
Dunne Laurence; 14, nephew, spinner, Broadford
Dunne Kate; 27, servant, single, York
Dunne Annie; 36, ( Mountmellick) Nurse, single Pockington
1891 census; Kenna;
Kenna Margaret; 59, head, Laundry maid, Blackburn
Kenna Joseph; 38, son, Groom, Blackburn
Kenna Joseph; 62, head, Masons lab., Yorkshire
Kenna Bridget; 26, daughter, Twister Worsted mill, Yorkshire
Kenna Patrick; 59,(Ballyadams) boarder, single, Cooper, Salford
Kenna Julia; 43 (Durrow) married (22yrs) Child7-alive4) Newton Heath
Kenna John; 38 (Abbeyleix) Army private 2nd batt Leinster reg. India
Kenna Elizabeth; 3 (Abbeyleix) dtr., India
Kenna Alice; 27 widow, India
Kilvahan Burial ground Ballyroan;
Mc Donald Nora-Cullenagh-13/5/1933
Kelly Anne P-Ballyroan-28/11/1936
Mc Donald Patrick-Cullenagh-1/2/1937
Mc Donald Wm-Cullenagh-9/10/1949
Mc Donald Winifred-Cremorgan-9/5/1963
Mc Donald Edward-Cremorgan-7/3/1965
1851 census England-Wales; Conroy
(All Queens County)
Dennis; 40, head, Manchester
Elizabeth; 33, wife, Manchester
Thomas; 11 son, Manchaster (Capard Laois)
John; 5 son, Manchester (Capard Laois)
James; 28, Chorley
Rodger; 43, Yorkshire
Mary; 62, mother, Bradford (Mountmellick)
Sarah; 24, dtr. ditto
Catherine; 16, dtr. ditto
Mary; 21 Bradford (Mountrath)
Margaret; 19. ditto
Denis; 36, head, Bradford
Mary; 40, wife
William; 20, son
Maria; 22, dtr.
Anne; 21, dtr.
Eliza; 11 dtr.
Judy; 30, lodger
John; 32, lodger
Mary; 44, lodger.
Patrick; 16. Bradford (Clonaslee)
John; 14, Bradford (Clonaslee)
Hugh; 27, Bradford (Rarey)
Ann; 27, Bradford (Mountmellick)
Julia; 18, Bradford (Mountmellick)
Timothy; 20, Bradford
Anne; 36, wife, Bradford
John; 18, Leeds.
1861 census; Delaney (Queens County)
J. 26, Surrey (Soldier)
Mary; 29, West Derby
b. 5/8/1880 Mountmellick
Christened; 7/3/1880 Portarlington
d. 8/6/1958 Mountmellick
Spouse; Mary Malloy
b. 1864 Queens County
Parents; Patrick White; b.1/1/1842-d.8/8/1912
buried- Killenard cemetery
Anne Bergin; 1854-d.12/2/1921
White Kate Emily;
1881 Eng-Wales census;
Cuddy Elizabeth; 65, Queens county, Dressmaker
Cuddy Margaret;(dtr); 40, Wollen weaver
Cuddy James; (son); 39, General labourer
Duggan Ann; (sister); 59, Wollen Weaver
Kinna Mary; (lodger), 34, Machine Wool comber.
(Bowling York, England)
Dowling James; b.1815
d. 9/2/1859 Montreal
Spouse; Elizabeth Walsh; b. 1819
d. 31/1/1891 Pottawatonie Ks.
Spouse; William Hackett; b.1818
d. 7/6/1898 Pottawatonie
buried; Elbow Creek Pottawaronie.
Dowling Daniel; b. 1828 Mountrath
Spouse; Mary Fitzpatrick; b. 1830 Ballyfin
Married; 1870 Mountrath
Spouse; Michael Goode; b. 1823 Ballyfin
d. 17/5/1867; buried Mountrath
Married 1861 Mountrath.
Lodge Caroline; b. 1819
Parents; George Lodge; b. 1790 Graigvoice
Ellen Kingsmill; b. 1794
Father; Thomas Kingsmill; 1762-1846
Mother; Jane Palmer; b. 1764 (1st wife)
Brophy Andrew; 1849-13/1/1901 Hartford Conn.
Spouse; Etta Kelley; 1852-28/1/1917
Brophy John; 50, Queens county; Gen. Labourer
Mary (wife); 47, Queens county
Catherine (dtr); 24, Liverpool, factory employee
Mary (dtr); 19, Liverpool, factory employee
Elizabeth (dtr); 17, Liverpool, dress maker
Matthew (son); 14, Liverpool, Grocer
Andrew (son); 12, Liverpool
Michael (son); 10, Liverpool
Bryan Mathew; (lodger), 73, labourer
Brophy Bridget; b. 11/4/1869 Mountrath
Father; John Brophy; b. 1846 Mountrath
Mother; Bridget Glennan; b. 1847 Mountrath
Married; 1868 Ireland
Brophy Bridget;b. 1863 Sconce Mountrath
d. 1948 Clonenagh
Spouse; Michael Goode; b. 27/7/1866 Knocks Ballyfin
d. 1950 Clonenagh.
Father; Martin Brophy; 1839 Mountrath
Mother; O Rourke; 1840 Mountrath
Brophy Julia; 1871 Ballyfin
d. 26/10/1941 Ballyhupahawn Rosenallis
Spouse; John Dunne; 1851 Ballyhupahawn
Married; Feb 1895 St Fintans church Ballyfin.
Laois Claiments 1798 Rebellion;
Allen Samuel; (Yeoman) Ballickmoyler
Bergen Daniel; (Yeoman) Doonane
Profit of Whiskey-Cars-Tackling
Boucher William; Goolatedar
Bowles Joseph; Ballickmoyler
Brennan Jeremiah; (Yeoman) Ballinakill
Brennan John; Doonane
Connolly Laurence; Brackin
Cowen William;(farmer) Fisherstown (on Canal)
Dunn Darby; Raheenahowle Boley
Empey Robert; Ballyleehan
Empy Thomas; Ballyleehan
Fitzgerald Edward (Yeoman) Collenowle
Furney Benjamin; (Miller) Castletown
Hanlon Patrick; Lea
Kennedy Anthony; Doonane
Lennon Jane; (widow) Garrane
Mc Grath Patrick; (shopkeeper) Clonbrock
May Abraham; Ballickmoyler
Morrison James; Tenefra
Mulhall James; Doonane
Murray Daniel; Ballickmoyler
Powel J; (Malsters) Portarlington, Littletown
(with Fossett J)
Purcell Hugh; Doonane
Sexsmith E; (widow) Coolenawle
Sexsmith William; (Yeoman)
Shaw Joseph; Cremorgan
Shore Jane; Rathaspeck
Skottowe Deboragh; (widow) Doonane
Smith Thomas; Ballickmoyler
Stephenson Lance (widow) Ballickmoyler
Taylor Adam; Ballickmoyler
Tomlinson John; Ballickmoyler
Wilson Mark; Rathespeck
Wilson Thomas; Ballinslea
Census of Ireland cira 1659;
Barony of Ossery;
No. of persons; 21; Tituladoe-Oliver Wheeler esq-Jonas Wheeler gentle.
Water Castle; 43; Robert Reeves gent-Thomas Ougle gentle.
Tentore; 9; Thomas Richards esq-John Neal.
Gortnaclehy; 13; Edward Burrell gentle.
Palmers hill; 5; Morgan Cshin gentle.
Grangebegg; 27; John Fennell gentle-Ohebes Paget gentlewoman.
Downe; 46; John Dwigin
Derrinshennagh; 10; Bryan Dwigin.
Lissmore; 14; Josias Petdidt.
Kildelgie; 24; John Short
Grants Towne; 12; Gilbert Rawson.
Bordwell; 19; Bryan Fitzpatrick.
Rathenrick; 10; Edmond Fiyzpatrick.
Colfinn; 4; Robert Parrott
Coolkerry; 50; John Geale.
Monacoghlan; 11; Thos Bedborrough.
Carrick; 13; Thomas Evans.
Gurtin; 18; John Dwigin.
Balybodan; 14; Teige Fitzpatrick
Caher; 13; Robert Gough.
Castlefleming; 14; John Geles-James Manly.
The Towne and Liberties of Maryborough;
Rathleague; 25; Thady Dwigin
Eyne; 31; Richard Homan.
Straboes; 16; Thomas Wade-Elizbeth Whittny.
Ballidavis; 24; John Moor.
Cappagh (Clonreher & Rossleghan) 33; Richard Cosby
Togher; 23; Joshua George.
Kilcolmanbane; 22; Thomas Fitzgerald.
The Lordship of Mountrath;
The Forge; 36; Philip Sergeant-Charlton Chissel-George Lee.
Redcastle; 30; John Neal-James Neal.
Cromogue; 52; Marcus Loffan.
Scoth Rath; 12; John Fitzpatrick.
Coolte; 51; Thomas Beard
Barony of Cullenagh;
Ballinakil; 204; Sr Amos Meredith Bart.
Duary; 29; Doctor John Mulhaell.
Cullenagh; 27; Francis Barrington esq-Allexander Barrington gentle.
Lea; 64; William Cruihly gentle.
Ballycarroll; 19; John Quinn.
Cooleederry; 13; John Vaghan gent. proprietor.
Emoe; 53; Henry Sibbaulds.
Tenkeilly; 27; James Mc Daniell.
Clonterry; 4; John Fossy gentle.
Garimodack; 14; William Cosy.
Kilmurray; 15; Francis Brereton gentle.
Tymogue; 43; Benjamin Worsly-John Rawlins.
Cloghpook; 45; William Hetherington-Richard Hetherington-Walter Butler- James Butler.
Loghleage; 58; Richard Brereton.
Muney; 45; George Reynolds.
Rathinduff; 19; John Pigett.
Baron of Tynahinch;
Mountmellick; 175; Walter Wantford.
Rossen Allis; 26; Gedfrey Cantrell-William Edmonson-William Barncroft.
Lucan; 5; Mrs Doothy Dun.
1789; Patt Walshe to be burned in the hand for stealing 5s-6p worth of goods at Maryborough.
Mary Byrne; Same punishment for stealing 5s-10p worth at Ballinakill.
Timothy Byrne to be hanged for stealing 10s worth at Mountrath.
James Dalton to be whipped through Ballinakill for stealing 3s-3p worth.
Patt Murphy to be hanged for taking from the person of William Finelay, one pair of breeches, value 2s, one pair of shoes, with buckles, value 5s.
1800; Sentanced to death for burglary; Tim Dunne
Michael Kavanagh for stealing a watch from Rev. Charles Eustace at Crannagh.
John Lewes to be burned in the hand for stealing 5s worth of hay.
Ann Moran to be burned in the hand, and imprisoned for 6 months for stealing £2-17-0
The house of one Langley Clayton was attacked and one John Baker was arrested. He was charged with the offence at the ensuing Maryborough Assizes, held on March 13th., convicted and hanged.
The house of farmer Patrick Brennan was attacked by two brothers, John and William Power, who assumed the alias Fingleton, but were met with resolute resistance and beaten off.
In am Inquisition held in Maryborough October 23rd 1662, Barnaby Dunn, Ballynekill in the Queens county, was found seized in fee of the villages and lands of Shragcullen, containing 48 acres; Derry, Rossinare-Capparoe and also the villages and lands of Brookagh and Calliwolan, containing 70 acres and 130 acres of Mountmellick Garryfellen, Garryconnagh, Nerry, Graigue, Cammory, Farranlankeire, Garryunny, Ardarahghmiole and Garteine; 198 acres "de quarter" town and lands of Brittas, Garrough, Laskagh, Scaroone, Cappabrogan and Lackmore, except 106 acres of the same assigned as Glebe-land to the church of Kilmamman, in the territory of Iregan-the whole rectory of Oragan, called Rossanolis, Ririmore, Kilmamman and Castlebracke and all of the glebe-lands pertaining to the said rectory, as also the villages of the lands of Ballynebog, Culemonine, Parkleg and Parkmore, Farranclanfin, Fillenparson, Derrygoran, Lisbrin in said county.
All these to be held at the time of his death, which took place on the 17th Nov 1661, and those premises decended to Charles Dunn.
Charles Dunn was unable to take possession becuase of the part he had taken in the Rebellion of 1641 and the estates were granted on a 30 year lease to Sir W Flower and Thomas Pigot.
Williamites outlawed in Queens county by King James the seconds Irish Parliament a.d. 1689.
Charles Coote; Earl of Mountrath
Colonol John Fitzpatrick; Castletown
Hampton Harris gent; Mountmellick
John Deacon gent; Dromeene
Henry West gent; Corballis
Thomas Kitchin Jnr gent; Slaty
Isaac Haslam gent; Maryborrow
St Ledger Gilbert gent; Maryborrow
Adam Kidder; Aghbo
Thomas Starkey; Mountrath
The foregoing, who has openly joined the Prince of Orange, were given to the 10th Aug 1689 to deliver themselves up;
Edward Stubbers esq; Clarane Aghaboe
Maurice Cuffe; Ballygehy
Sam Preston esq; Emo
F Bailey; Corballis
Nath Kerin; Esker
Daniel Greene; Abbeyleix
Jonathan Allard; Tobberboe
Capt. Thomas Denny; Clonruske
Nathaniel Nicholas; Marrybarrogh
Frances Wheeler; Garronconly
John Ashurt; Booly
Robert Maxwell; Stradbally
Robet Pigot esdest son of Thomas Pigot; Disert
Robert Sanders; Ballynegar
Lancelot Sands; Killevan
They were given till Sept 1st to surrender.
Barcroft John; 1664-1723.
born at Rosenallis, was the son of Friends.
His parents later settled in Kings county & Edenderry.
In 1685 he married Elizabeth Tibbs.
After the Williamite War was over, he settled with his family at Arkhill, near Edenderry.
In 1606, John appeared in the Ministry and travelled to publish the message of life and salvation in England.
To provide for his wife in the event of his decease, he bought land at Ballintore and built a house for her there, near to where her daughter, Deborah, and her husband Henry Fuller, lived.
Beale John; 1763-1849
born Mountmellick, son of Joshua & Sarah Beale;
86 years when he died, and his burial entry notes he was not in membership.
Was a Cork Harbour Commissioner, he became embroiled in controversy on 4Feb 1846 when he drew attention of the commissioners to "horrific traffic of gunpowder" manufactured in Cork.
Going Charles; 1763-1830;
of Mountrath, married Hannah, nee Walpole, Clendennan at Mountrath 24/3/1793.
About 1798 he invested his fortune in Suir Mill Cahir Tipperary, where he eventually built his house called 'Altavilla'.
He was also in partnership with the Fennells.
Another son-William, became head of the milling firm in Cahir.
Jellico/Jellicoe Anne, nee Mullen; 1823-1880
married John Jellico in 1846.
With Johanna Carter, she started a lace-school on Mountmellick.
They were so successful that in 1853 they opened a new school.
After opposition from the local priest, who wanted a Roman Catholic religion.. Ann & John removed to Dublin in 1858.
Ann established the Alexandra College for women in Dublin.
Anna Maria Haslam, who also lived in Mountmellick, was among those who helped her.
Ann died in Birmingham and was buried in Rosenallis.