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Re: Phelan Gaffney of Boley (near Shanahoe) Laois
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 13 June 13 17:01 BST (UK) »
found another possible match for the Grant family - a Richard Grant and Mary Phelan appear with the same references for a marriage listing in Abbeyleix district in 1892. Bang on the 'years married' listed by Mary on the 1911 return - that plus youngest sons name I think would make this more likely father for David than the Peter I found...

There are several Richard Grant deaths around the right time - including one in Abbeyleix district in spring 1910

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Re: Phelan Gaffney of Boley (near Shanahoe) Laois
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 13 June 13 17:11 BST (UK) »
Could you give your opinion on the birth place of Catherine Phelan nee Gaffney in the Cencus it looks to me like Brennan, and theres a Brennan near Carlow which is not too far away

the enumerator has a 'Queen's County' to all the places of birth.

He has strange 'B's, and I dont see an 'r' in there... looks like B.nn.n to me - so I'd say add two vowels

Based on the fact that Michael has recorded townland names for the others (Boley, Tonduff...), I'd expect the same for Catherine
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Re: Phelan Gaffney of Boley (near Shanahoe) Laois
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 13 June 13 17:42 BST (UK) »
The enumerator has it as Kennen 'Queen's County' I will look at this later, thanks for your help its good to have another opinion ;D
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Re: Phelan Gaffney of Boley (near Shanahoe) Laois
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 13 June 13 17:55 BST (UK) »
Ordered Sarah's birth certificate if her parents are Michael and Catherine Phelan (formaly Gaffney) then we have proof of the continuity of the line

Name : Sarah Phelan
  Event Type : Birth
  Year : 1873
  Registration District : Abbeyleix
  Volume : 8 / Page : 421
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Re: Phelan Gaffney of Boley (near Shanahoe) Laois
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 13 June 13 18:29 BST (UK) »
The enumerator has it as Kennen 'Queen's County' I will look at this later, thanks for your help its good to have another opinion ;D

it's been transcribed as Kennen during the digitization... I suppose it could be a K, problem is there's no town or townland that I can see with that name either
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Re: Phelan Gaffney of Boley (near Shanahoe) Laois
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 13 June 13 19:24 BST (UK) »
I have found David Grant father he is Richard Grant and in 1901 he is the Blacksmith in Tonduff
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Re: Phelan Gaffney of Boley (near Shanahoe) Laois
« Reply #24 on: Friday 14 June 13 20:45 BST (UK) »
Now confirmed thank you to shanew147 for his assistance  :)


MICHAEL PHELAN  was born in 1828 in Boley Laois. He married CATHERINE GAFFNEY. She was born in 1851 in "??nan.

Michael Phelan and Catherine Gaffney had the following children:

ELIZABETH PHELAN was born in 1865 in Boley Ireland.

WILLIAM PHELAN was born on 02 Apr 1868 in Abbeyliex.
 
MICHAEL PHELAN was born on 08 Nov 1870 in Abbeyliex.

CATHERINE PHELAN was born on 28 Oct 1872 in Boley Ireland. She married John Nolan, son of Martin Nolan on 27 Jun 1899 in Chapel of Abbeyliex. He was born in 1867 in Queens Co.

MARGARET PHELAN was born on 05 Apr 1875 in Boley Ireland

BRIDGET PHELAN was born on 01 Feb 1881 in Boley Ireland. Twin

NANNIE PHELAN was born on 01 Feb 1881 in Boley Ireland. Twin

SARAH PHELAN was born in 1877 in Boley Laois.

ANNE PHELAN was born in 1881 in Boley Laois.  May have married James KINNERNEY of Durrow
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Re: Phelan Gaffney of Boley (near Shanahoe) Laois
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 19 January 14 09:36 GMT (UK) »
My Grandmother was Annie kennerney one of the twins. She was married to my Grandfather James kennerney who came from Castlewood Durrow. There were two more sisters. One was Sarah Watson who lived in Abbeyleix. The other was Mrs Grant also lived in Abbeyleix as did her identical twin Brighi
(Mrs Rowe). There were 7 Sisters. I think the twins were brought up until they were 7 in Grennan Attanagh. I have so enjoyed your research and making the connection to Grennan. My grandmother was in regular contact with Grennan. Bill Mooney and Martin were her cousins so there Mother was Granny's Aunt. i am now piecing it all together
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Re: Phelan Gaffney of Boley (near Shanahoe) Laois
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 19 January 14 11:17 GMT (UK) »
Ann

Wow, this is a surprise I have information on the Kennerney and the Phelans, the Kennerneys are a nightmare to research as the spelling of their surname changes so many times. I have sent you a Personal message with my email address in it drop me an email and we can exchange information.

Our Grandmothers were sisters, mine being Margaret Phelan born 1875 that would make us second cousins :)

If you look back in this thread I was looking for the birth place for Catherine Gaffney, our Great Grandmother, could this place be Grennan rather than Brennan?




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