Author Topic: Kennelly / Enright from Ballylongford 1850-1880's  (Read 466 times)

Offline Terry_R

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Kennelly / Enright from Ballylongford 1850-1880's
« on: Thursday 09 February 17 13:54 GMT (UK) »
I’m researching my great grandparents from county Kerry, Martin Kennelly (b1855) and Ellen Enright (b.1858.)

I believe Ellen was from Ballylongford and Martin was Ballybunion?

Martin’s parents were James Kennelly and Margaret Diggon . Ellen’s parents were John Enright and Margaret Irving.  I believe they each had several siblings but I cannot not tell from the church records who were directly related. Ellen may have had a brother John J. Enright.

This is what I have found and can “partially confirm” the information with other records. In some cases the birth years may be off by one year, and there may be a variation on the name. The birth year being off could be due to some of the other records I am comparing to are approximated ages. Names can either be transcription errors or a preference to go another name or by a middle name?

Name   MARTIN KENNELLY
Date of Birth   4 July 1855 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)
Address   BALLYCONERY
Father   JAMES KENNELLY
Mother   MARGARET DIGGIN
Further details in the record
Father Occupation   NR
Sponsor 1   PATRICK GRIFFIN
Sponsor 2   MARGARET GRIFFIN
Priest   REV.M.MCMAHON
About the record
Book Number   Page   Entry Number   Record_Identifier
N/R    447    N/R    KY-RC-BA-38918

They had the following children in Ireland before immigrating to Canada in 1883.

Name   JAMES KENNELLY
Date of Birth   25 March 1877
Address   BALLYLINE
Father   MARTIN KENNELLY
Mother   HELEN ENRIGHT
Further details in the record
Father Occupation   NR
Sponsor 1   JOHN ENRIGHT
Sponsor 2   MARGARET ENRIGHT
Priest   REV.M.O'SULLIVAN
   
About the record
Book Number   Page   Entry Number   Record_Identifier
N/R    62    N/R    KY-RC-BA-76463
 It says Helen and not Ellen but they did have a son James in 1877 or 1878?.

Name   JOHN KENNELLY
Date of Birth   1 December 1878
Address   TARBERT
Father   MARTIN KENNELLY
Mother   ELLEN ENRIGHT
Further details in the record
Father Occupation   NR
Sponsor 1   JOHN KENNELLY
Sponsor 2   JOANNA ENRIGHT
Priest   (NO ENTRY)
About the record
Book Number   Page   Entry Number   Record_Identifier
1    N/R    100    KY-RC-BA-441713

Name   MARGARET KENNELLY
Date of Birth   16 April 1881
Address   SALLOWGLIN
Father   MARTIN KENNELLY
Mother   ELLEN ENRIGHT
Further details in the record
Father Occupation   NR
Sponsor 1   JAMES KENNELLY
Sponsor 2   MARY ENRIGHT
Priest   (NO ENTRY)

About the record
Book Number   Page   Entry Number   Record_Identifier
1    N/R    111    KY-RC-BA-441904


         
Name   BRIDGET KENNELLY
Date of Birth   3 February 1883
Address   SALLOWGLIN
Father   MARTIN KENNELLY
Mother   ELLEN ENRIGHT
Further details in the record
Father Occupation   NR
Sponsor 1   JAMES MCMAHON
Sponsor 2   MARGARET MCMAHON
Priest   (NO ENTRY)
About the record
Book Number   Page   Entry Number   Record_Identifier
1    N/R    120    KY-RC-BA-442048

“Bridget” was Bertha Claudius (Bert)

I have this record but I am not sure it is them.
Husband   Wife
Name   MARTIN KENNELLY    JOHANNA ENRIGHT
Address   BALLYLINE    BALLYLONGFORD
Occupation   NR    NR
Father   JAMES KENNELLY    JOHN ENRIGHT
Mother   HELEN DIGGINS    MARGARET LEYNE
Further details in the record
Priest   REV.M.O'SULLIVAN
Husband's Father's Occupation   NR

I assumed as they probably worked as farm labour that a change in location every few years would not be unusual?

If anyone has further information on the Kennellys or Enrights in the Ballylongford area it would be appreciated.

Thanks
Terry

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Re: Kennelly / Enright from Ballylongford 1850-1880's
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 February 17 14:09 GMT (UK) »
When you cut & paste large amounts of information it can be difficult to follow all the details (if you've found the records in the online Parish Registers then you can post the link to the relevant page with a shorter explanation).

Have you looked at the available civil certificates at all? (births, deaths & Catholic marriages from 1864)? some not yet online but should be added eventually-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-search.jsp

Ballyconry, Ballyconry civil parish https://www.townlands.ie/kerry/ballyconry2/
Ballyline East & Ballyline West in Aghavallen civil parish https://www.townlands.ie/search/?q=ballyline
Tarbert is a village, townland in Kilnaughton civil parish https://www.townlands.ie/search/?q=tarbert
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

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Re: Kennelly / Enright from Ballylongford 1850-1880's
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 February 17 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Thank you aghadowey for the tip on linking directly.

I have mainly searched the church records and not the civil records.  I will try the links you provided.

Thanks again.

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Re: Kennelly / Enright from Ballylongford 1850-1880's
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 February 17 13:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi Terry_R
The Enright's, I am from this family.
Glin on the River Shannon is where to start, mine went from there south to Athea, Cool West, Athlacca, Sherins Cross and Kilmallock and then they spread out.
I have gone back on line as far as 1779, but I am meeting up with a cousin who has info going back earlier so if I find anything out I will let you know.
The siblings that were in Glin went to Ballylongford, Listowel and Tralee and spread out.
Then some went to the USA and Canada.
The Enright and Clifford's that ended up in Canada are related to my line, I told story's and they confirmed them. The Clifford's were from Adare.
The Kerry Enright's are harder to find as the Kerry records havn't been on line very long.
I went to the Library in Dublin, spent days there and now it's easier.
Maggsie

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Re: Kennelly / Enright from Ballylongford 1850-1880's
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 February 17 14:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi Maggsie,

I guess we are some form of distant cousins.

i know a lot of the Kennelly Enright families went to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and then later spread out to surrounding states (NY, NJ,IL) and to Ontario.

I have come across records for other Enrights in Ontario but have never been able to directly connect them to the family.

I also know there is another large family of Kennellys in Ontario that came here about 30 years prior to my Kennelly family arriving, once again not sure of the connection.

Terry

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Re: Kennelly / Enright from Ballylongford 1850-1880's
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 February 17 11:48 GMT (UK) »
My great grand mother came from Ballylongford  and her mother was Catherine Enright . Her parents married in 1860 ,her father was Michael Scanlan . She was one 11 children ,most of them baptised in Ballylongford . Unfortunately these names are very common in Kerry and it all gets very confusing
                   Catherine
Scanlon (Ballylongford)   Hehir   Cook

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Re: Kennelly / Enright from Ballylongford 1850-1880's
« Reply #6 on: Monday 20 February 17 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Catherine,

Yes. way too many common names and very confusing. I think we should just label everyone a cousin and leave it at that.

Terry