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Liscannor/Kilshanny families

Liscannor/Kilshanny families

Posted: 956664000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1163593804000
Surnames: Considine, Cusack, Donahue, Finn, Fitzgerald, Foley, Guthrie, Leydon, Liddy, Mantle, McCarthy, McDonogh, O'Donnell, Reidy, Sharry
If you have family research in Liscannor or Kilshanny area I would love to hear from you to exchange information. Many from Liscannor settled in Boston area, NY area and Elmira, NY even before the famine times. Please respond to


Pat Leydon Forse (View posts)
Posted: 964353600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Leydon
Do not have much info, but this Michael Leydon married Beatrice and had son Robert Emmet born around in NYC..if you have any info ,please forward

Leydens of Liscannor

Posted: 964440000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010349072000
Surnames: Leyden, Clair, Healy, Mason, Gillane, McDonogh, King, Conroy, Hickman, O'Leary
The following are Leyden/Leydon marriages gathered in the Liscannor area. Can't identify your Michael. What townland is he from?

4/10/1877Cornelius "Connor" LEYDON of Ballyclahane and Mary Clare
Bef 1882 Conor LEYDON, farmer, and Margaret CLAIR of Ballylaan. Dau Anna Ella Leyden left Ire 1900-1902 and "wound up in Akron... and married a man by the name of Forest Givens." Ch of Conor and Mgt: Catherine (Akron), Delia (Akron), Austin (Akron), Michael (Akron), Martin (Akron), Austin (k in WWI and bu Flanders Field. Joined Army in US), Susan (Chicago), Nora (worked for big meat packing co. as maid, John and Bridget (stayed in Ire), Margaret (Springfield OH) and Mary (Elmira).
Bef Dec 1864 Conor LEYDON of Ballyherrick and Bridget HEALY. A Conor Leyden d Feb 1914 ae 80. Ch: Michael (went to Elmira 1896 and then Akron d 10/1910 in Akron), Thomas and James (Ireland), Patrick J. (Went to Elmira 1897 & worked for DL&W and PRR and wife Mgt. C.), Mary Mason (Rochester) and Mrs. Mgt Leyden (Kansas City). Son James of Moher erected tombstone in Kilmacrehy Cem.

2/7/1867John LEYDEN and Mary GILLANE. Test: Tom Hayes/Biddy Blood
5/16/1871John LEYDEN and Margaret McDONOGH
Prob1870'sPatrick LEYDEN and Ellen _____ of Ballyherragh
Bef 1888Peter LEYDEN and Maria ______ of Ballylaan
Bef 11/1850Prob Richard LEYDON and _____ _____ of Ballyherragh. Unmarried dau Bridget ae 19 years died of phthisis 11/20/1869 with Richard in attendance.
Prob 1830sThomas LEYDON (1802-1865), farmer and ____ ____ (d after 1865) of Ballyherragh. Connor Leydon PAD. A Mary Leyden d EWH in fever hospital Dec. 1846.
Bef 1883 Thomas LEYDEN and Margaret ______ of Ballyherragh. A Margaret LEYDON, dau of Thomas Leydon and Margaret King, mar John Conroy, son of James Conroy and Mary Hickman, at St. Patrick's Church in Elmira Sept. 9, 1903. Is this the same family?
Bef 7/1906 Thomas LEYDEN and Mary O'LEARY of Liscannor

Considines near Liscannor

Posted: 965304000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993342402000
I am still searching for the family of my great-grandmother, Mary Frances CONSIDINE, who was born in 1837 and whose home was probably near Liscannor. The family emigrated to the US during the famine, probably in 1845, and settled in Iowa and later in Pennsylvania. She had a brother named Michael and a sister possibly named Martha. Using the Irish naming pattern, her father would probably be Patrick and her mother Margaret. I could use any help anyone can give.
Posted: 969969600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 997916712000
Surnames: Clair
My grandfather, Clarence Henry Clair, b 1892 MO always maintained that his father, Frank Clair, was born in Cork County, Ireland. Other that a marriage date for Frank in OK in 1886, we have no info about him.


sharon (View posts)
Posted: 984830400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Considine
What is the Irish naming pattern?

Thank you.

Re: Liscannor/Kilshanny families

Mike (View posts)
Posted: 997926397000
Classification: Query
My grandfather's family, the Glynn's, are from Kilshanny showing up in Griffith's Valuation around 1856. His mother's maiden name was Connole from Liscannor. Both names still exists in those areas. Have you come across either name in your research?

Re: Liscannor/Kilshanny families

Posted: 997929058000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010349072000
Surnames: Conole, Jordan, Kinnelly, Thyne, Flanagan, Glynn, Considine, Ryan, Quiney, Lyddy, Liddy, Donahue, Mantle, Reidy, Devitt
Mike: The following are marriages in Liscannor area that I've identified as Connoles.

Bef 1845 Austin CONNOLE, a smith of prob Moymore and ____ ____. Dau Eliza mar Martin Quiney, a farmer of Kilaspuglonane.

Bef 1847 Daniel CONOLE a farmer of Ballycotton and _____ ____. Dau Bridget mar Cornelius Kinnelly of Ballycotton.

1/20/1867 Darby CONOLE, b 1827, servant and son of John Conole of Gurtnaboul and Margaret JORDAN b 1847 servant in Kilshanny and dau of Wm Jordan. Married in Kilshanny with test Henry Thynne and Austin Flanagan.

Bef 6/1865 Darby CONOLE d 1902 farmer of Ballycotton and Bridget CONOLE/KENEALLY d 1907. Dau Mary b 2/2/1852 in Ballycotton mar John Glynn in 1871. Son John b 6/13/1865 in Ballycotton. Son Martin b 3/27/1868 in Ballycotton

Bef 1827 John CONOLE farmer of Gurtnaboul and ___ ____. Son Darby mar Margaret JORDAN of Kilshanny in 1867.

Bef 1864 John CONOLE a laborer of Liscannor and Margaret CONSIDINE. Twins John and Margaret b 4/18/1864.

Bef 5/1865 John CONOLE a laborer of Caherbarna and Nancy RYAN. Dau Margaret b Ballyvrislane 5/12/1865 w/Peggy Hawkins PAB. Dau Mary b Lislarkin 2/20/1868 d/o John Conole, laborer of Lislarkin, and Annie Ryan w/Honor Ryan PAB. Dau Ellen b 8/11/1870 in Caherbarna w/Peggy Ryan of Caherbarna PAB.

Prob 1850s Prob Michael CONOLE and Margaret______ (1830-1868) of Ballycotton . Michael present at Margaret’s death 1/20/1868. Anne Connole ae 18 dau of Michael Connole, a farmer of Ballycotton, mar Michael Lyddy of Ballynacunha Feb. 1867.

Bef 1860 Michael CONNOLE and Margaret _______ in Kineilty. Michael is ae 77 in 1901.

Bef 1864 Michael CONOLE a farmer of Ballycotton and Margaret DONAHUE (father Patrick?). Son Patrick b 2/23/1864. Son Michael b 2/12/1866 in Ballycotton. Is this Margaret Conole who died 1/20/1868 in Ballycotton w/Michael Conole PAD?

Bef 1866 Michael CONOLE a farmer of Kineilty and Margaret HOARE. Son John b 1/31/1866 in Kineilty w/Bid O’Brien PAB.

Mid 1800s Prob Pat CONNOLE and Mary _____ b c 1820 of Ballymaclinaun. Died before 1911. In 1901 living with Mary Shea a boarder ae 82. Both women are widows. The land belonged to Daniel Conole in 1855, Patrick Conole in c 1868 and then to Mary Conole and c 1904 went to John Mantle.

2 or 4/1868Pat CONOLE and Bridget REIDY Test: John Conary A John Conole of Ballycotton ae 8m d 11/12/1866. Bridget Conole PAD. Many CONNOLEs own land in Ballycotton by 1825. A Patrick Conneally of Ballycotton North died April 19, 1958.

4/24/1870 Patrick CONNOLE b c 1842 a laborer of Cahermore and son of John and Honora DEVITT b c 1840 and dau of John. Wit at marriage in Kilshanny: James Droney and Margaret Meehan.

No mar Thomas CONOLEE and Bridget REIDY. Dau Bridget b 9/23/1851.

Bef 1888 Thomas CONNOLE and Ellen _______ in Kineilty. (Tom ae 41 in 1901.)

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Re: Liscannor/Kilshanny families

Maureen Williams (View posts)
Posted: 998458759000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Morris, Quealy, Tighe
My gg grandmother, Margaret Morris, was born in Kilshanny c 1839 & migrated to Sydney in 1859 with her husband, Patrick Quealy, (born Ennistimon), her mother Ellen (nee Tighe born Ennistimon) & brother Michael (born Kilshanny). Her sisters, Sabina, Bridget & Mary & brother Patrick (all born Kilshanny) had migrated to Sydney from 1849 to 1857. Morris is probably not a north Clare name and I don't know if her father, Patrick was born in Kilshanny but he is listed on Griffiths Valuations as living in Carrowmanagh South, Kilshanny and renting from Mary Glynne. The girls quoted a Henry Thynne from Kilshanny as a referee when they paid the remittance for their mother's migration. Quealy is a common north Clare name and there are a few listed in Ennistimon & Liscannor in Griffiths.

Re: Liscannor/Kilshanny families

Posted: 1004299959000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010988968000
Surnames: Guthrie, Cusick, O'Mara, O'Connor, Inge, VanInWagen, Slavens, Aldrich, Chaffee, Simpson
Just wanted to touch base with you once again. Our Guthries came from Lahinch and Ennistymon, County Clare to Byron, Illinois and on to Elkhart, Iowa. Another relative, Patrick Guthrie and wife Ellen O'Mara Guthrie brought the orphaned children of her sister, Mary O'Mara O'Connor, from Limerick City to Byron, Illinois sometime shortly after the death of the children's parents in 1849 and 1851. After the Civil War in which Gerald O'Connor was killed, Mary Ann O' Connor married James Joseph Guthrie in Rockford, Illinois. James Joseph's parents were Bridget Cusick (died September 08, 1872 in Elkhart, Iowa) and her husband, Patrick Guthrie (married May 1816; Patrick died in Limerick, Ireland on May 26, 1849). Six of their children emigrated to Iowa or Illinois (Mary, John, Henry, Thomas, Michael and James Joseph). Two children died in Kilshanney Parish, Ennistymon, Co. Clare apparently and one son (Patrick) married in 1856 at age 26 in Ireland. Is there a connection with your Guthries or Cusicks? Thank you.
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