Sunday, 25 April 2021
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
According to Griffith's Valuation record my 3rd great-grandfather, Cornelius aka Con or Connor KELLY, was leasing house, office and land on 6 acres, 2 roods and 9 perches, from Captain Matthew Pennefather at Fussough, Dualla, Tipperary in 1850. Map reference number 8.
Property numbers 1 to 11 were all leased from the estate of Captain M Pennefather.
The land lease cost 6 pounds 9 shillings and the buildings cost 1 pound 4 shillings, a total of 7 pounds 13 shillings.
In 1851, Notice of the sale of RENTAL of PORTIONS OF THE UNSETTLED ESTATES of MATHEW PENNEFATHER, ESQ., situate in the County of Tipperary To Be SOLD BY AUCTION
In this document there were details for the 'Late Cornelius Kelly'
His land being classed as 'Yearly Tenancy, terminable 1st November in each year'.
|Current Google maps|
|Current Google satellite view.|
Just past the Horse and Hound Pub is the section of land he leased until 1851.
Currently situated on that land is the Tir Na Nog Bed and Breakfast.
In Irish mythology, Tír na nÓg or Tír na hÓige is one of the names for the Celtic Otherworld, or perhaps for a part of it.
Tír na nÓg is best known from the tale of Oisín and Niamh.
Story of The Legend of Tir Na Nog on YouTube https://youtu.be/LzoaERv1iPA
I have not yet found when his wife Mary KELLY nee Moloughny/Mulloughney died.
Searching for the death of Mary KELLY in Ireland is like looking for a needle in a haystack!
Saturday, 23 January 2021
Walter John Hulme was a first cousin to my maternal great-grandmother Ada May Morgan nee Hulme.
Their mutual grandparents were William Cluff Hulme and his wife Hephzebah nee Land of Oxley.
Walter went missing in Wangaratta, Victoria in July 1951.
Poor cousin Walter, who lived previously at Milawa, met a sad end.
On a recent visit to the State Library of Victoria with my friend Jenny, she happened to spot the news articles about Walter's sad disappearance in the Wangaratta Chronicle news she was going through.
A subsequent search of Trove found a couple more articles all along the same lines.
Only articles from 1914 to 1918 in the Wangaratta Chronicle have been digitised as yet.
|MAN MISSING (1951, July 3). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23073278|
|Wangaratta Chronicle July 10|
|Wangaratta Chronicle July 12|
|Wangaratta Chronicle July 17|
|Wangaratta Chronicle July 21|
|Wangaratta Chronicle July 31|
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Eric gave his parents names as William McDonald Daniels and Florence Mary Powell, yet his mother was named on his death certificate as Ethel Rose Stowell. (the informant was my Nana)
I had found Ethel and William divorced in 1912 and William married Florence Powell in 1913.
Witnesses were Nana's eldest sister, Alice Crowl nee Adams and L. Powell.
I haven't been able to find if L. Powell was a relative of Eric's stepmother.
A couple of years ago I recorded in a post what I found about Eric's parents in Trove.
The post is DANIELS family North Melbourne - Trove Tuesday
|Brenda Mary Adams age 21 in 1926, two years before she married Eric.|
A postcard she sent to her maternal Uncle, Alexander Morgan in New Zealand.
Eric and Brenda went on to have their little boy Ronald Francis Daniels in February 1930.
Friday, 21 August 2020
In my recent post Alexander Morgan and Ann Lennon of Rowan, Derrynoose, Armagh, Northern Ireland about working out through Griffith's valuations which house my 3rd great-grandparents, Alexander Morgan and Anne Lennon lived in I thought I'd hit the jackpot with my calculations.
I was a little bit out.
Thanks to a Facebook post about my findings Caitriona McGinnity referred me to her brother Ronan McAdam who was very knowledgable about the Rowan Road properties. I'm extremely grateful for their help.
Their Granny, Bridget Morgan had actually lived in the house I had pictured. (below)
Ronan wrote -
"The picture you have of the house along the road with the pink eaves was where my granny was reared no. 40 rowan Road. Plot 32. The lands differ today slightly with some of plot 33 in it. The long narrow field along the road on plot 33 is known as (Fayley's meadow) think it belonged to a Felix Morgan from plot 30. The house in plot 33 is no longer there no one remembers it being there.
You're right there were quite a few Morgans about. My granny's family were (Art Morgans) there was also (Buck Morgans) and (Miles Morgan) whose family are still around too.
You have a picture of their house as well, it has been knocked down since though. There was also another Morgan not sure their nickname will try and find out. Old House is still there but long out of Morgan name. Am sure they were all related one way or another down the line. You may be closer related to Felix Morgan.
My granny's name was Bridget Morgan, she died 15th July 2001. Aged 86. Her brother John died 30th March 1997 aged 86. Another brother Francis (Frank) and a sister Mary (Minnie). Their parents were Thomas (Tommy) Morgan and Catherine (Cate) nee Murphy who came from Rowan as well."
I'd love to know "Buck Morgans" real name.
Caroline Hughes, a descendant of Miles Morgan agreed with Ronan's calculation that Alexander Morgans plot was this one pictured from Google Maps, right on the bend, just a little further down the road from the above house.
The picture of what was likely Miles Morgan's house from Google Maps which Caroline says was further up at plot 27 on the Griffiths map.
I had also received this helpful information a few years back from the "Ireland reaching out" website.
"The property that Alexander Morgan had in 1864 was plot 33, in Griffiths Valuation, which was a farmhouse, outbuildings and 12 acres of land. (IT would be easy enough to locate today, should you wish to do so. Plot 33 is on the modern Rowan Road, a mile or two west of Keady. Just on the border with Co Monaghan.) Immediately beside him were 6 other Morgan households which are likely to be relatives of his. The revaluation records show the property changing to Francis Morgan junior in 1874 which normally indicates Alexander had died by that year. Francis acquired the adjacent plot 33 in 1887 increasing his property to just over 15 acres. The property changed to Bridget Morgan in 1901 and then again to Thomas in 1907. Thomas purchased the property in 1914 under the Land Act (prior to that it had been rented) and he remained the occupant when that set of records end in 1929."