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Offline Ted_1925

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The "Ryan Shone" family of North Tipp
« on: Saturday 02 October 10 14:19 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find the locality of a Ryan family in North Tipp that were known as the "Ryan Shones." (Pronounced "show-in.")

I believe they were from the Newport area but might have connections in Rearcross. My great-great grandfather was Thady (Timothy) Ryan Shone, who married Mary Carney in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, in 1882. He was living in the townland of Coolreiry, Castleconnell at the time. Castleconnell is only a stone's throw from Newport and the Limerick/Tipp border. Thady's father's name was Michael Ryan.

Thady was a labourer and his father Michael was a farmer. I've been told that Thady worked on the Powell farm in Newport. The Powells were Protestants.

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Re: The "Ryan Shone" family of North Tipp
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 31 December 11 10:14 GMT (UK) »
There are 2 Powell farms in that Newport area that would have qualified.  One was in Derryleigh townland, the other in Annaholty townland.  Both were essentially owned by James Powell and his wife Charlotte.  James died in 1900, Charlotte in 1899.  Annaholty then was the home of James son, James, and his 2nd wife, Catherine Mulcahy.  It is still occupied today by his great grandson.  Derryleigh was where James Sr lived for most of his married life with Charlotte, but today is occupied by a great nephew of James, Baden Powell.  The house in Derryleigh basically sat unoccupied following the death of Charlotte, though the acreage was farmed by the family, until Baden's father took it over in the early 1930s.  I'm guessing, just based on proximity to Castleconnell, you want the farm in Annaholty.  It was close enough to the Castleconnell area that Henry, the son of James Powell and Catherine Mulcahy used to walk the distance, and was in fact killed when he was trying to cross the road there at Daly's Cross.

The farm in Annaholty was actually originally owned by the father of Charlotte Keays Powell, Thomas Keays.  Following Thomas' death in 1892, the property went to his son, George Keays, but when George then died in 1896, it became the property of George's widow, Maria Ardill Keays.  Maria remarried, to James Powell in 1897, but she died in 1899, leaving James with the property.  Given that Thomas Keays was the maternal grandfather of James Powell though, I guess you could say it was still all in the family.


Feel free to contact me if you would like any addition info!

Cindy Wood
Tipperary, Limerick
Powell, Keas, Keays, Going, Acheson, Bradshaw, Parker, Myles

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Offline Tammy Siobhán Meaney

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Re: The "Ryan Shone" family of North Tipp
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 May 17 22:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Ted.

I am wondering if your family could have been connected to mine? My Grandfather was Thomas Ryan "Shone" born and rared in Clooncommons which is very close to Coolreiry. There are alot of Ryans in that area that I am related to.