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Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:20

Catherine O'Brien and James (Jim) O’Connell (1830's - 1910's)


Catherine O'Brien

•    Father: William O'Brien
•    Mother:    Mary Conway

Catherine’s Individual Facts:
•    Birth:    19 07 1831 in Abington, Limerick, Ireland; Rath Townland
•    Census:    1901 in Maddaboy, Limerick, Ireland; Parish of Clonkeen, Maddaboy is also known as Maddyboy
•    Death:    1906 in Maddaboy, Limerick, Ireland; Died at home in the old thatched cottage
•    Burial:    1906 in Limerick, Ireland; Old Parish Church, Clonkeen (Now in ruins)

Marriage to James (Jim) O'Connell 15 04 1856 in Limerick, Ireland; Maddaboy

James Individual Facts:
•    Father:    Martin O'Connell
•    Mother:    Unknown Burke
•    Birth:    1825 in Limerick, Ireland; Maddaboy
•    Census:    1851 in Maddaboy, Limerick, Ireland; Ireland, Griffith's Valuation, 1848-1864 - Lessor: John Lucas; County: Limerick; Barony: Clanwilliam Parish: Clonkeen; Townland: Maddyboy
•    Census:    1901 in Maddaboy, Limerick, Ireland; Parish of Clonkeen,
•    Death:    Bef. 1911 in Maddaboy, Limerick, Ireland
•    Burial:    Limerick, Ireland; Clonkeen,
•    Occupation:    Farmer

Children of Mary and James:

1.    Mary Agnes O'Connell, B: 02 05 1857 in Limerick, Ireland; Maddaboy, D: 28 06 1930 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, M: Leo Ruelle, 1886 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2.    Johanna (Hanna) O'Connell, B: 24 03 1858 in Limerick, Ireland; Maddaboy, D: 06 04 1932 in Burwood, New South Wales[1], M: Andrew Lennox, 1889 in Benalla, Victoria, Australia.
3.    Michael O'Connell, B: 03 09 1859 in Limerick, Ireland; Maddaboy.
4.    Bridget O'Connell, B: 24 06 1861 in Limerick, Ireland; Maddaboy, D: 1866 in Limerick, Ireland; Maddaboy.
5.    Catherine (Kate) O'Connell, B: 06 01 1863 in Limerick, Ireland; Maddaboy, D: 07 09 1942 in Limerick, Ireland; Ballyguy, M: Michael Noonan, 21 02 1882 in Abington, Limerick, Ireland; Murroe.
6.    Martin O'Connell, B: 27 11 1864.
7.    Bridget O'Connell, B: 26 06 1866 in Ireland.
8.    John O'Connell, B: 05 04 1868.
9.    William O'Connell, B: 01 01 1870 in Limerick, Ireland; Maddaboy, D: 12 06 1945, M: Johanna Connelly, 1904.
10.    Ellen O'Connell, B: 10 07 1875 in Ireland, M: Dan Hayes, Abt. 1901 in Ireland.

Notes:
They had ten known children; many of the descendants remain in Limerick and surrounding Counties. The O'Connell family and their cousins, the Noonan's, still live on properties around Maddyboy, Co. Limerick, held by the families for many generations. However, some of the children followed other relatives to Australia where some perished, but there are many descendants still living in and around Sydney.

One of the Grandsons, Thomas Noonan came to Australia, and enlisted in the War and later perished a Gallipoli. Many of his letters home still survive and will be published on to an additional web page later.

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