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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #9 on: Friday 05 June 09 13:04 BST (UK) »
I googled "Doolittle" and came up with the following web pages.
Jimmy Doolittle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLt Col James H. Doolittle, USAAF (front), leader of the raiding force, wires a Japanese medal to a 500-pound bomb, during ceremonies on the flight deck of ...
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Doolittle Raid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle (second from left) and his crew pose in front of a B-25 ... Lt. Col Doolittle stated in his after action report that an operational ...
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James Harold Doolittle, General, United States Air ForceWith the apparent certainty of being forced to land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, Lt. Col. Doolittle personally led a squadron of Army bombers, ...
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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 06 June 09 04:47 BST (UK) »
James Gregory Doolittle had a sister called Catherine also who was born circa 1844 does anyone have her correct date of birth in their files, and she died at Brittas Bay in 1898, I have the data and headstone photograph of that event as I also have the man who was the Harbour master or linked to coastguards stone photographed as well.

I  would like to know also what year the first Charlotte daughter of Mary Ann Ryan  was born if that is available also, as it would clarify for me which girl married William Byrne, as I had only one Charlotte in my list of 10 children and I note there is 12?

Also I have located 10 children for the Wall -Doolittle marriage was there more?
Also located 7 Children for the Nichols -Doolittle marriage was there more?

And of course the one we are all intirgued by is John who was lost amongst the indians, guess he may have been an Indian agent if such things were going on back then.

I also have the 5/5/1858 for his birth date and I would have gleaned this from parish records BUT I may have written down wrong is there a confirmation from anyone else on this date to make my record correct.

I do have data I am willing to share if I have details no one else has.

Yours in gen
Cara
PS JAmes Dollittle died at sea any idea on where on that detail?

I might add this is the most questions I have asked in regards to genealogy in a month of sundays.

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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 06 June 09 07:27 BST (UK) »
DOOLITTLE, THOMAS. Rank: Sergeant. Regiment or Service: Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Unit; 9th Bn. Date of Death: 08-August-1917. Service No: 8036. Born in Wicklow. Enlisted in Dublin while living in Wicklow. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: He has no known grave but is listed on Panel 44 and 46 on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium.

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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 06 June 09 15:47 BST (UK) »
Hi to all Doolittles,

Can I pass on a tip I was given when first started to do research, which I have found to be very helpful indeed.

Put the mothers maiden name in brackets before the surname, i.e. Catherine (Connor) Doolittle.
I have a son who is has the same christian name as his father, Grandfather, Gr.Grandfather etc. He is the 6th gerneration with the same christian name, which makes it very difficult when talkiing about the generations.

Now for some answers, I hope will help Cara:
Catherine (Connor) Doolittle died 17th May 1898 age 54 yrs, bc 1844) daughter of George Doolittle & Catherine (Downes) Connor. She married Thomas Delahunt who hied 14th January 1892 age 48 yrs. They are both burind in Castletimon (new) Holy Trinity Church, Church of Ireland.

Edward (Connor) Doolittle, son of Catherine (Downes) Connor, married 29th August 1886 in St. Patrick's Church, Wicklow Town to Mary Ryan. Mary was bp. in St Patrick's CVhurch 30th August 1812. They had 12 Chrildren.
     1 Mary (Ryan Doolittle, Bp 1837 married John Wall.
     2 Celia Bp 17th March 1839 died 16th June 1912.
R.C. Church records - married 19th Oct 1862 to Thomas Wall. Wit. Peter Doolittle & Jane Wall. C 1911 married 49 yrs 11 children born 5 alive in 1911.
          1 Elizabeth (Doolittle) Wall b 1863 married James Redmond
          2 Edward b 1864
          3 Thomas Bp 1866 died 1866
          4 Mary Charlottle called Dill 1868 - 1910
          5 William called Will bp 21 Oct 1869, died 6th May 1931
          6 Thomas (2nd) bp 16th July 1871
          7 John Fraqncis called Jack bp 4th Dec, 1872
          8 George
          9 Peter
         10 Celia EmiliaNurse, never marrid called 'Big Miss Wall' as she looked after a niece called 'Little Miss Wall' and nephew Edward, as their parents died when they were very young
         11 James born 22nd October 1882 and was bp 24th October. He died either at sea or in Adelaide age 23 yrs. He is buried in Adelaide (verbal information)

Another Doolittle married a Wall I will forward this on later.

Julia
     3 Sophia L. Bp 29th Oct. 1840 died 10th Aug 1913. married George Francis Nichelson, in Rathdrum Reg. Office. This was a mixed marriage i.e. George was C of Ireland and Sophia was R.C.
     4 George Dolittle b 1842 - Deaf & Dumb according to Arthur's census of 1911 he never married.
     5 Peter Doolittle b 1844, occ Harbour Master ref. c 1901, never married
     6 Charlotte b 1847
     7 Arthur b 1849 married Teresa Dunne . c 1911 states she was born in Dublin married 22 yrs 4 children born & 4 still alive 1911.
     8 Charlotte b 1849 married William Byrne (Carpenter), 2 known daughters Sarah Anne b 3 July 1870 & Emily Catherine Bp 19 December 1877.
     9 Edward b 1850
    10 Emma born c 1853
    11 James b 1856
    12 John Christopher b 1858.
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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 06 June 09 16:05 BST (UK) »
Headstone
Erected | in Memory of | MARY DOOLITTLE | who died 21st January 1882, aged 57 {bc 1825}|
and her husband | EDWARD DOOLITTLE | who died 21st June 1886, aged 74{bc 1812} | and
their children | EDWARD DOOLITTLE | died 20th April 1892, aged 42 {bc 1850} |
GEORGE DOOLITTLE | died 7th November 1908, aged 66 {bc 1822}|
JAMES DOOLITTLE | died 11th January 1912, aged 57{bc 1855}  |
PETER DOOLITTLE | died 24th October 1914, aged 70 {bc 1844} | R.I.P.

c 1901 b43 High St Wicklow 62/23
All Roman Catholic except George R. All could Read & write & all born Wicklow except George R.
He was born Dublin

1 George F Nichols Head of household Methodist 53 yrs (bc 1848) House Carpenter, mar born Dublin
2 Sophia L Nichols wife, Roman Catholic, R&W 50 yrs (bc 1851) Dressmakers, mar. Born Wicklow
3 Hester C Nichols daughter 24 yrs (bc 1877) Dressmaker single
4 Emily C Nichols daughter 21 yrs (bc 1880) Dressmaker single
5 Rosanna dau 28yr (bc 1873 should this have read '18yrs'?  Apprentice Dressmaker, single
6 James M Nichols, son 15yrs (bc 1886) Apprentice House Carpenter, single

c 1911 b19  High St Wicklow 65/23
Private Dwelling, 5 windows in front of 2nd class house, 4 rooms occupied by 6 persons.
No out offices.   All could Read & write & all born Wicklow except George R. He was born Dublin
All Catholic except George, Church of Ireland

1 George F Nichols Head c of I, 67 yrs (bc 1844 Cabinet maker, mar 47yr (mc 1864) born Dublin
2 Sophia (nee Doolittle) wife, Catholic, R&W 70 yrs (bc 1841)12 children born but only 6 alive 1911
3 Emily Nichols daughter 31 yrs (bc 1880) Dressmaker single
4 Rose Nichols daughter 28yr (bc 1883) Dressmaker, single
5 James J Nichols, son 26yrs (bc 1885) Carpenter, single, born Wicklow
6 Annie Doyle Niece Catholic 14yr (bc 1897) Apprentice, single born Wicklow
Doyle, Malone, Ryan, Wicklow.
Murray of Arklow.
(O)Carroll of Annamoe, & Cornagower, Brittas, Wicklow, & Co Carlow.
Waters, Haughton, Leviston, Goggin. Kavanagh Wicklow.
Lavender and Newman of Ballyhad, Rathdrum.

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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 06 June 09 18:47 BST (UK) »

The other Wall family, I don't know which one you already have, but here goes

Catherine (Connor) Doolittle 1827 - 1880 4th Child of George Doolittle & Catherine Connor
Married 8th November 1852 in St Patrick's Church, Wicklow Town to John Wall (Sailor) son of Richard Wall & Rose Lamb

Children baptised in St Patrick's Church, Wicklow
1 Richard (Doolittle) Wall Bp. 9th March 1854 (Sea Captain) died 1935
Married 6 August 1884 Maria ffoulkes born in Wales, reared in Wicklow, they had only 1 child (who I knew) Mary Catherine affectionaly known as Babby Kate, one of her daughters Marie is my informant on this family. She was aged 84 in May of this year and still walks to mass every day about a mile, and wears her high heels. More family still living in Wicklow

2 George bap 18th Feb 1855 died 27th Mar 1810. Occupation = seafaring man. Married Mary Jane
Mullen they had 11 children descendants still living in Wicklow.

3 Micahel bap 29th September 1856.

4 Mary Anne bap 13 May 1858

5 Catherine b 4th Jan. bap 8 Jan 1860, died 27 Dec 1851 widow. c 1911 "Widow 9 children born 8 alive. Their last child Bridget (Bridie) was born 4th Nov 1902. They were our next door neighbours.
married 6 July 1879 James Kavanagh b 1856 - 1903 son of Michael Kavanagh and brother of Samuel Kavanagh. He married Ellen Reynolds born Arklow and they had issue 7 children.

Note for Catherine (Doolittle) Kavanagh: Obituary in The Wicklow People.

"Her home was haven of shelter for men 'on the run' during troubled times.
She loved to tell of events which occurred in her local town from the days of the famine.
The cortège to 3 mile water cemt. on Sat included 13 grand-sons 3 grand-daughters 7 great grand-children. Mourners were:
     James & Richard (sons) Mrs Nellie Mitchell & Miss Bride Kavanagh daughters Mrs Nora McGann sister. (Thanks to Mrs Ann Mitchell (wife of John) for cuttings Oct 2000)

Her Husband James Kavanagh died of a Heart attack while working on The Fastnet Lighthouse died when his 9th child, Bridie was just 8 mths old.  See Obituary "Wicklow People" Sat 11th July 1903.
"Remains were conveyed by Irish Lights Tender "Ierne".  The enaign was lowered to half mast when the Coastguard station was in view.  2 boats were lowered the coffin lowered from starboard into one & towed by 2 Irish Lights men to pier.  Lifted by 4 men from Wicklow Coastguard station. Over 1000 people followed remains along quay to deceased's home".
Funeral on Wed, "business houses shuttered & business suspended while the cortege passed through the town".  My thanks to his grandson, James Kavanagh for birth & death dates of His grandparents, Aunts  & Uncles. (March 2005)

Headstone 'Old' cemt.
"Foreman of Irish Lights Service Works who dept this life at Rock Island This stone was erected by his sorrowing family & officers & fellow workmen of the service as a token of their esteem and regard" (researched 18th August 1996)

6 John never married bp 26th April 1861

7 Elizabeth called Llyle bp 28 May 1863 married Pat Cullen 10th Nov 1897. 2 children 1 Jack b 1899 married and had issue, some still living in Wicklow. 2 Peg 1902-1991 nover married.

8 Maria bp 25th March 1865 died 10th June 1951. married Joseph Kavanagh 23rd Jan 1889. They had 10 children, some family still in Wicklow.

9 Margaret called Mag. c 9th Jan bap 9th January 1867 died 6th May 1933 married John Byrne they had 11 children.

10 Rosanna b 15th May bap 19th May 1869 died 7th March 1838, married James Goodman 28th April 1899. Cencus 1911 Rosanna states married 13 yrs no children.

11 Norah b 10th April bap 16th April 1871 died 2nd Feb 1963. \Married Ted McGahan no issue.

The newest addition to this family was born 28th May 2009 3rd Great Grandson of Catherine & John Wall

Julia
Doyle, Malone, Ryan, Wicklow.
Murray of Arklow.
(O)Carroll of Annamoe, & Cornagower, Brittas, Wicklow, & Co Carlow.
Waters, Haughton, Leviston, Goggin. Kavanagh Wicklow.
Lavender and Newman of Ballyhad, Rathdrum.

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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 06 June 09 19:01 BST (UK) »
GPV. Wicklow 1854      Printed version 1864.                   
Civil Parish of Kilpoole. Townland = Town of Wicklow, Main Street. =  p.147 Ord. S. 25.
No & Letter of Reference to Map = 2.  Was this later the Mall Ballroom? Now Bank of Scotland (1008)
Occupier = Thomas Doolittle: Immediate Lessor = Town Commissioners of Wicklow
Description of Tenement = House (unfinished) office & yard:
Valuation of Buildings £21.0.0. Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property £21.0.0.

P.R.O. Four Courts Dublin List of Voters for East Wicklow 1894:  ref.  1C 10 136
No 279 Peter Doolittle The Mall Wicklow Rated Occupier œ18.0s.0d Ho Off & Yd
The only census available to us in Wiklow are c 1901 and 1911. The next census was not taken until 1926, which is the first of the Irish Free State, and they will not be opened until 2026 (100 years closure)
Census 1901 B15 Main St Wicklow 62/25 Peter, RC. Could read & write, age 56 yrs, Harbour Master, single.
Also at b15  Main Street, was James Redmond BK5 1713 & family (Hugh Redmond)

Voters Register for Co Wicklow 1895 (Ref. N.A.I. 1C 10 138 pg 4 No 272)
The Mall rated occ. 18.0.0.  The Mall Wicklow, Ho Off & Yd (Later The Mall Ballroom)
Redmonds had top floor flat, before moving to 10 Summer Hill, Castle Ward. Info Hughie Redmond.

Book = Hubert Gallway "The Wall family in Ireland" (Naas 1970) pp 34, 45-8 referenced in "A New History of Ireland" by T.W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne [have not consulted it yet JMF].
G.P.V. Wicklow 1854   ---   Market Square p.148

No 1: Occupier = Thomas Wall. Immediate Lessor = Town Commissioners of Wicklow
Description of Tenement = House & yard. Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property = £1. 10.  00
     "This house was built by John Wall an ancester of Leo Cullen whose Mother was Loo Lavery, & grandmother was McGuirk, they all lived in this house, in Market Square." info Leo Cullen & local knowledge".

Hospital Lane: p.151.
No 37: Occupier = William Wall. Immediate Lessor = James Byrne.
Description of Tenement = House & yard. Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property = £1. 10.  00

Court House Lane: p.151.
No 5: Occupier = John Wall. Immediate Lessor = Susan McDowell..
Description of Tenement = office. Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property = 10/=

Correction Hill, (Quarantine Hill)  Wicklow p 153
No 3: Occupier = John Wall. Immediate Lessor = Susan McDowell.
Description of Tenement = House, office yard & small garden. Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property = £4. 10. 00.

If you are getting fed up with all this information just say! I JUST LOVE KEEPING IT UP TO DATE
 JMF
Doyle, Malone, Ryan, Wicklow.
Murray of Arklow.
(O)Carroll of Annamoe, & Cornagower, Brittas, Wicklow, & Co Carlow.
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Lavender and Newman of Ballyhad, Rathdrum.

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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #16 on: Monday 14 December 09 14:24 GMT (UK) »
I am dara ohuiginn, ex Dublin.  My Morhter was a McGahan of Wicklow.  Her father married Anetter Wall.  Annette Wall I believe was the brother of a Thomas Wall and an Eliza Doolittle.    I do not an eliza doolittle but I do see an Elizabeth who might have been the same.   
My mother referred to a Captain James (?) wall who died at sea and I think I have some information on that in an old news clipping.  I will go on a hunt.
Does anyone know more about the McGahans of Wicklow.
I remember visiting Wicklow town with my parents and seeing a very old woman who was fondly known as "Baiiie Kate".   There were many big strpping fellows around as I remembe and the house was on a hil up from the Harbour.  I have visited the harbour a few times since.
So at least one can now trace down from Eliza Doolittle.

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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #17 on: Monday 14 December 09 15:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

You are definately on the right track. The old lady you visited was called Babby Kate1887 - 1983, her daughter is still hale & harty born 1915 .,

The hill you remember is called Kilmantin Hill.
Was your father Thomas if so they married in St. Patrick's Church, Wicklow Town. According to
St Patrick's R.C.Church Records the witnesses were, Annie Jameson Dublin & John McGuire The Mall Wicklow.
Annetta's address on the marriage cert is 'Ardkeen' Dunbur Road,  Wicklow (this house is now demolished)

census 1901 b 13 The Mall Wicklow 62/37
all Roman Catholic, could read & write, children 'not married' all born 'Wicklow' except father Hugh born Louth
1 Hugh McGahan, head of household, age 62 yrs [bc 1839 in Louth] occupation = Joiner
2 Maria (nee ?  ) wife 50 yr [bc 1851] Housekeeper
3 Thomas McGanan (Thomas was crossed out on the census, had he died?)
4 Edward McGahan, son 24 yr [bc 1877] Mariner A.B.
5 Emily McGahan, daughter 22 yr [bc 1877] Dressmaker
6 Hugh (Called Dannie) McGahan son 20 yr [bc 1881] Joiner
7 George McGahan son 18 yr [bc 1883] Joiner

Census 1911: 10.2 in Bond Street (Wicklow Urban, Wicklow) 65/49
McGahan Maria, head of household, R.C. could red & write age 74 [bc 1837] Widow married 38 yrs [mc 1873] 5 children born 4 alive.

Known History:
1 Thomas:
2 Ted 1877 - Nov 1958 he married Norah Wall (They lived on Kilmantin Hill) and had no issue: Norah was the 11th child of John Wall & Catherine Doolittle.
3 Emily b 1879:
4 Danny b 1881: married Maggie Carroll they had 7 children.
c 1911 b16 Leitrim Place 65/55  age  30  mar 2 yrs 1 ch 1 living Joiner

5 George b 1883. I dont know anything about George he was on the census or 1901 age 18 yrs, single occupation Joiner.

Hope this is the correct family.
JM Flannery :)
Doyle, Malone, Ryan, Wicklow.
Murray of Arklow.
(O)Carroll of Annamoe, & Cornagower, Brittas, Wicklow, & Co Carlow.
Waters, Haughton, Leviston, Goggin. Kavanagh Wicklow.
Lavender and Newman of Ballyhad, Rathdrum.