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Mary Teahan (1870 - 25/12/1922), Kerry, Ireland
Posted by: Kilbillaghan (ID *****4252) Date: May 20, 2002 at 14:31:31
In Reply to: Origins of the last name Teahan by M. Taehen of 29

She was born in Stuck Island, in Killorgin parish. She died young aged approximately 52 and her son remembers her being laid out. He recalls the MacGillycuddy of the Reeks coming into the house to pay his respects, kneeling and praying which stayed in his memory. Her children were Michael, Bridy, John, Hannah, Tim, Elizabeth, Maurice, Mary-Anne, Patrick, Ellen and Jim.

Jim was a radio officer on board a ship that was torpedoed and spent days in the sea on a raft in WWI. When he was picked up and sent back to Southampton to recover and was returned back to Rangoon, India at his own request. Shortly after this return he contacted a tropical fever and died and was buried in Rangoon.

John was an athlete who broke an ankle in practice for 1924 Tarten Games. She is buried in Churchtown, Knockane.

John Teahan (c.1825/35 - c.1880/99)
He was born on Stuck Island. He is buried in Dromvalla Church, Killorgan.

Baptism Date       Child       Father       Mother       Sponsor       Sponsor
1870       Elizabeth       John       Elizabeth       ?       ?

Unfortunately most of the Kerry Diocese RC parish registers on film need permission from the Bishop. Thankfully I got access to the Tuogh register without this permission but Kilorglin RC register does not seem to be on film. For this reason I cannot do a search for Teahan. But the 1852 Griffiths Valuation shows that there was a Patrick, John, James, Denis and Cornelius Teahan who were mostly based at Cromane, Ballymacprior, Ballykissane, Reen and Cleevduff Islands. There was also a Mary and Julia Teahan found in these areas, which are all in the Parish of Kilorglin. Where did he live? The Tithe Applotments show many Teahan in Kilorglin Parish in the 1830s but because there is no reference to Stuck Island I do not know which ones would be related to our Teahan. I presume Stuck Island is one of the Cleevduff Islands or is it on the mainland? The problem is that the parish register of Tuogh only starts in 1844/46 so I cannot get back much before that with any certainty.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Teahan (1838 - c.1880/99)
They were reputed to be Protestants in this ascendancy with the name of Barton or Lane.

John Teahans Father (c.1786/1806 - c.1850/70)
Where was he born and baptised? When and where did he marry? How many children did he have? Where did he live? How did he die and where is he buried? Where did he go to school?

Baptism Date       Child       Father       Mother       Sponsor       Sponsor
1825/1835       John       ?       ?       ?       ?

John Teahans Mother (c.1786/1806 - c.1850/70)
Where was she born and baptised? When and where did she marry? How many children did she have? Where did she live? How did she die and where is she buried? Where did she go to school?

I had a look at the McGillycuddy MSS in the NLI but they were all only 17th and 18th century original documents and the only ones named are O Sullivans, O'Lynes, McCarthy’s, McGillycuddy and a few others (but mostly these). No Galvin or Gallivan named in any of the MSS. Some Connors (Thomas and Charles 1777) and Breens (Ellen 1777 and David 1707) named but though in Parish of Knockane I have no way of linking them to mid/late 19th Breens/Connors. There must be more MSS of this sort in the possession of The McGillycuddy but there does not seem to be anything after 1800 in the NLI or NAI. I was hoping to find Estate Papers showing tenants.

I did check various school "registers" in the NAI which deal with the schools Paddy mentioned but unfortunately none are school pupils rolls but only regsiters dealing with the running of the school. There are some pupil rolls amongst the National School records in the NAI but having ordered up two registers to do with the different schools there was no list of pupils. These records drive the workers at the NAI mad because people order up these files always expecting pupil rolls but as I say those things are few and far between. They are probably still in the schools.

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