Here is issue # 5 of the Dundonian , by Br.John Dundon, S. Sudan.
He will be very pleased to hear from anyone regarding DUNDON family of Ireland. Emma Dundon.
Welcome to issue No. 5. I hope my new Yahoo email address will make me more accessible. I would be happy to hear from anyone with comments about The Dundonian or from anyone who would like to contribute something to it. I would appreciate record of any Dundon births, baptisms, marriages, deaths etc. The rains have come here to Yambio at last. The place is looking lush. I was in a compound a few days ago and saw mangoes, bananas, oranges, custard apple (Anona reticulata to you!) and coffee. But a Bic, an exercise book, a pair of decent shoes are not easily come by. I hope to visit the schools with the Education Secretary during May. We will bring some school materials for them, purchased with money given me when I was at home in Ireland last year.
1. MEET PATRICK DUNDON AND HONORA FITZGERALD
Patrick Dundon and Honora Fitzgerald lived in Patrickswell, just outside of Limerick city. They had a family of ten born between 1802 and 1822, a span of 20 years. Among the children born to them were five girls and five boys including twins, James and Catherine, the last born. The children, all baptised in Patrickswell Parish, were as follows: Brigid, 20 January, 1802, Margaret, 22 January, 1804, Michael, 28 December, 1805, Honora, 6 January, 1808, Thomas, 29 March, 1810, John, 21 April, 1812, Ellen, 8 April, 1816, Maurice, 28 July, 1818, and the twins, James and Catherine, 18 April, 1822. Are you one of their descendants?
2. MORE FIRST BAPTISMS FROM THE PARISHES OF CO. LIMERICK
Bulgaden: 26 February, 1826, Michael to James Dundon and Catherine Connell.
Caherconlish: 12 September, 1845, Catherine to William and Mary Dundon. (These are the sole records I have for Bulgaden and Caherconlish).
Cahirnorry and Donoughmore: 15 October, 1830, Henry to Michael Russell and Margaret Dundon.
Cappah: 18 November, 1846, Richard to Patrick Dundon and Margaret Carroll.
Cappamore: 2 November, 1844, John to Michael and Honora Dundon.
3. CENSUS, 1901
>From Knockanerry, Abington, Co. Limerick: John English, 30, farmer, widower; Katie (25) and Julia (23) Dundon, sisters-in-law, unmarried.
Martin Donden, 54, farmer, married; wife, Brigid, 45; children, John (24), Mary (20), Thomas (9), Patrick (8) and Elizabeth (6).
4. DOWN'S SURVEY, 1641
>From Askeaton, Co. Limerick.
Ballisteene, Thomas Dundon, 176 acres 1 rood 20 perches.
Mitchelstowne, Thomas Dundon, 110 acres.
Ballincannanena, Thomas Dundon, 130 acres 2 roods 23 perches.
5. CRIMINAL INDEX FILES
a) Memorial of William Dundon, Barnakyle, farmer, who was fined £5 for being "absent from court tho within its precincts"; has attended as juror for eight or nine years, though never called; the "fine is harsh in the extreme"; hopes fine will not be levied.
b) Mayor of Limerick, Michael Quin, states that William Dundon believes the above to be true. 4 May, 1848.
Deed of assignment between William Dundon, Baker, Limerick, and James Dundon, Sallymount, Co. Limerick of house at Mungret.
685, 306 06.02.1815
Marriage articles between Myles Ryan, Newtown Ellard, Co. Limerick, John Ryan, his son and James Dundon, Anaholty, Co. Tipperary and Catherine his daughter and others: £700 the marriage portion of Catherine to John Ryan; 84 acres at Garryduff, Co. Limerick to Henry O'Sullivan and Simon Riordan.
7. GRIFFITH'S VALUATION
Main Street, Adare, Co. Limerick. William Dundon was the immediate lessor of the Court House.
William Dundon was the occupier of house, offices and garden and the immediate lessor of house, offices and garden.
We come to our fourth R.I.C. Dundon, Patrick, aged 20, 5' 10 ¼'' tall, from Co. Limerick. He was appointed to Cork on 15 July, 1859 and was dismissed on 29 June, 1866.
15.08.1807, Saturday, Ennis Chronicle
In Cork on Saturday last where he had arrived same week from Lisbon having finished his studies as a Roman Catholic clergyman, Mich. Dundon James aged 24 years, son to Mr. James Dundon of Sallymount, co Limerick. (This seems to be a death notice).
20.11.1807, Saturday, Limerick Evening Post
Married a few days ago, Mr. Michael Barron of Broad St., spirit dealer, to Miss Catherine Dondon of Castle Connell. (This Catherine was probably sister to Margaret mentioned in No. 4).
Glasnevin Cemetery, grave VB 32G. Maria Dundon, 11 July, 1836, Margaret, 29 August, 1836, Mary, aged 3, 27 January, 1837, Bridget, aged 22, 25 May, 1846, Edward, aged 60, 22 September, 1860 and Patrick, 2 Bath Street, 11 October, 1866. (The others have Ballsbridge as their address. This Patrick was my granduncle. But I have no idea of the relationship of any of the others to me. There is no tombstone. Please God I'll erect one some day).
1473 John Dundon, Parish Priest, Dromin church, Co. Limerick.
1570 The gent and freeholders of the quarters about Kilmallock. Mc F Dunduna of Ballyhihand(?)
1584 Pardon to Walter Dondon, 2 June, 1584, Sir J. Perrot, Lord Deputy.
1600 Pardon to John Dondon of Kilbride, yeoman, 12 Dec. 1600, Lord Mountjoy, Lord Deputy.
1621 "Commission of James I concerning the state of the plantation in Ireland" has Oliver Dondon a leaseholder holding between 300 & 700 acres in the seignory of Meane, parish of Mahoonagh.
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