The following information on my GGG Grandparents, Thomas Connell and Judith Marnell has been put togeather using the Customs and Culture of the Irish during the 1700's.
My GGG Grandpatents
Thomas Connell was born around 1760-1770's and Judith Marnell around 1780-5. Men usually married around 30-35 years of age and Irish girls around 15-20 years. I believe that both of them were born in the confinds of Ballingarry Parish, Tipperary. They were proberly married around 1795-1800. The RC Church did not come to Ballingarry until 1814, so I could not find any records. I do know that my GG Grandfather Richard was born in 1807.( I have a copy of his death certificate) The last children of Thomas's and Judith union were William and Eliza a set of twins who were Baptized in the RC Church of Assumption on June 6,1819. Their sponsors were James Connelly and Catherine Marnell. Thomas and Judith were listed as living in the town land of Glengall. Other siblings were John, Richard, James, Thomas,Judith,Honora,Catherine and Ann.
In the Tithe records of 1830, a John Connell was living in Glengall. Next to him was the widow Connell. I believe this was Judith Connell. Next to Judith was a Thomas Norton and his wife Bridget Maher. They were married in the RC Church of Assumption on May,14 1819. It so happens that Thomas and Bridget are my other GGG Grandparents from Ballingarry. One of their siblings was Mary Norton Baptized in the RC Church of Assumpion on November 26, 1824. Her sponsors were Patrick Norton and Mary Conway.
On November 24, 1847 Richard Connell age forty and Mary Norton age twenty-three wre married in the RC Church of Assumption in Ballingarry. Witnesses wereMichael Burlam and May Norton. I believe that Mary and Richard took up residence in Gooreen Upper, in Bullick Parish. I found them listed in Grifferts Valuatind of Ireland in 1854. Richard, his brother James and an Alice Connell were living next to each other. The following children were born of Richard and Mary's uninn and Baptized in Gorteen Parish
year name sponsors
07-07-1850 Thomas Anstice Stapleton
18-07-1852 James John Connell & Bridget Maher
05-03-1854 Judith Timothy Gorman & Judith Connell
01-05-1855 Hanora Sylvester Kennedy & Mary Conroy
04-03-1856 Patrick Thomas Maher & Catherine Carney
10-07-1858 Johnna William Walsh & Hanora Furlong
05-05-1860 Mary Edmond Teehan & Catherine Connell
15-03-1864 Richard Thomas Connell & Ellen Connors
17-04-1866 Hanora Thomas Feehan & Mary Walsh
16-07-1867 Richard Tim Stokes & Mary McBride
Meanwhile my other GG Granparents Esward Louchnane and Mary Cahill were residing in the Parish of " Gortnahoe", town land of Black Commons. The following were the children of Edward and Mary and were Baptized in in Parish of Gortnahoe. Their last sibling Mary was Baptized in RC Church of the Assumption in Ballingarry Parish.
Date Name Sponsors
01-05-1837 James Thomas Loughnane & Mary Murphy
10-01-1839 Thomas Patrick Cahill & Mary Carney
21-09-1841 Anty Thomas & Catherine Carroll
20-04-1844 Patrick Edmond Cahill & Cath Purcell
18-01-1853 * Catherine James Cahill & Bridget Farell
26-04-1856 Hanora Catherine Lalor
1-11-1858 Mary Tom Freehan & Mary Delany
* Catherine is my G Grandmother
On February 14, 1873 Thomas Connell son of Mary and Richard and Catherine Loughnane daughter of Mary and Edward married in the RC Church of Assumption in Ballingarry, Tipperary At the ceremony Catherine Loughnane added the Surname Loughlin to her marriage name. The witnesses were Edmund Duggan and Hanoria Loughnane.
Catherine and Thomas settled in the town land of Williamstown, in the Parish of Ballingarry. All of the children of this union are listed as being Baptized in Williamstown except John Connell , He is listed as Whitehall.
Date Name Sponsors
10-05-1874 Mary Ed Duggan & Hanna Loughnane
02-02-1876 *Richard James Loughnane & Mary Connell
20-01-1878 Edmund John Connell & Mary Loughnane
18-01-1880 James Nicholas Marnell & Mary Connell
09-10-1881 Thomas Patrick Murphy & Mary Pollard
26-10-1884 Thomas Mary Delahunty & Mary Butler
04-12-1886 Patrick Michael & Johanna Duggan
11-04-1886 Honora Pierce & Johanna Pollard
17-04-1892 John William Brett & Mary Connel
* Richard was my Grandfather
Mary married a gentleman from County Killkenny
Richard immigrated to the United States 1898. This is when the Connell name became O'Connell
Edmund immigrated to the United Stats 1899
Honora, Thomas and Patrick immigrated to the United States early 1900's
James remained in Irelaand. I know nothing of his life.
John married and remaind in the vicinity of Ballingarry. His grand children and great grandchildren to this date in Aug. 2011 remain in the Vicinity of Ballingarry
Thank you for reading about my family.
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