Kings County Offaly McEntyres

In the Griffith Valuation there are McIntyre’s in Kings/Offally and no McEntyre’s and there are
McEntyre’s in Dublin as well as McIntyre’s but no Thomas.
James and Thomas are very common.

Have found the original dwelling locations in Clonony on an unnamed road near the Grand Canal.

Remnants of the smaller homes still remain and there is an old house that would have been rebuilt. Looks about 70 years  or more old now. Those old rock walls would have been the original. They line up with the old Griffith’s Valuation maps.

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www.askaboutireland.ie to check on Griffith, I’m not connecting properly but there is
a Thomas McIntryre who seems to have a number of land leases in the Parish Gallen in various townlands but all in the Poor Law Union of Parsonstown  (as noted the original spelling was Gallen and called Gillen) with two different Landlords. Now using a different source:

Thomas McIntyre, Parish Gallen, Townland Clononymore, Poor Law Union Parsonstown
tenant of Thomas and John Murray

#11 land 0 acres 3 roods 4 perches

#10 John McIntyre land 2.1.0

Thomas McIntyre, Parish Gallen Townland Galros
tenant of William Moore
#2 Thomas and Thomas McIntyre sharing with Bernard and Peter Egan land 6.0.30

#1 Patrick McIntyre, same details, house, outbuildings and land 46.3.2

Thomas McIntyre, Parish Gallen, Townland Ballyloughan
tenant Daniel e’strange

#5 land 2.2.38

#6 John and Thomas McIntyre, along with Bernard & Peter Egan sharing land 8.2.34

Thomas McIntyre, Parish Gallen, Townland Ballyshane
tenant of Maria Robbins

#1a Thomas McIntyre (red),  Bernard Egan, Peter Egan, John Colgan, Thomas McIntyre (fair)
Hugh McIntyre sharing land 43.0.18
1B all the above
1Ba Thomas (red) 1Bf Thomas (fair)
all with house, some with outbuildings and sharing land 78.0.6

odds and ends:

James McIntyre born 1870 Parsonstown Civil Registration District

James McIntyre born 1852 1877 age 25 Courts and Legal, Tullamore making false statements

Thomas McIntyre born 1790 died 1864 age 74 Tullamore

Thomas McIntyre born 1781 died 1869 age 88, Parsonstown

 

We never knew Dublin Thomas b1824 had remarried twice so this is a big step forward as it has led to a whole lot of other information…

I found the marriage entry for Thomas McEntyre to his second wife Honora Dowling alias Corcoran (widow )showing a lot of good information and proof that Honora came from Kings County. With a dispensation for the marriage which could mean she was a cousin. The Kiama McIntyres with proof of them being from Gillen and notation that Mary & James who went from Dublin to Kiama to stay with ‘cousin’ and ‘Uncle’ listed on their ship manifesto passenger list,

Thomas McEntyre Honora Dowling alias Corcoran/ 20 Leinster Rd / 22 Cumberland Rd
Parents. Jacobi (James) & Elizabeth McEntyre/ Daniel & Ann Corcoran/ King’s County for Honora,  Wood Street Dublin for James and Elizabeth

Could Honora be a cousin due the Bishop intervention noted or is this just due to both of them being widows and marrying for the 2nd time?

I’ve found a Honora Corcoran born 6 years prior to Thomas in 1818 with parents that match…

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Now the search begins in Offaly for
Jacobi (James) and Elizabeth McEntyre who I believe came to Dublin around 1848 when the Kiama family went to Australia.

And to follow my hunch that James brother Thomas went to Australia (Kiama Gerringong) and that they both share a Thomas as a father.
Thomas is listed as the father of the Kiama Thomas on his death certificate. Gillen King’s County.

All clues are aimed at Gallen/Gillen

Seeing as all the Mc’s I know in my line seemed to have left Offaly for Dublin or Australia by 1850, I can only assume that these below may be cousins or brothers of those departed.

Griffith’s Valuation records of Gallen McIntyres

Griffiths Valuation – Offaly 1854

Mc Intyre Hugh Ballyshane Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre Hugh Galros Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre John Ballyloughan Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre John Ballyshane Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre John Clononymore Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre John Galros Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre John Park Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre John Toulemone Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre Patrick Galros Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre Stephen Galros Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre Thomas Ballyloughan Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre Thomas Clononymore Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre Thomas Galros Gallen Offaly
Mc Intyre Thos. Ballyshane Gallen Offaly

Mc Intyre        Hugh               Ballyshane                      Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        Hugh               Galros                          Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        John               Ballyloughan                    Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        John               Ballyshane                      Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        John               Clononymore                     Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        John               Galros                          Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        John               Park                            Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        John               Toulemone                       Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        Patrick            Galros                          Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        Stephen            Galros                          Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        Thomas             Ballyloughan                    Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        Thomas             Clononymore                     Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        Thomas             Galros                          Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        Thos.              Ballyshane                      Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre        William            Galros                          Gallen     Offaly
Mc Intyre       Thomas              Kylebeg or Banagher.           Reynagh     Offaly
Mc Intire       John            Lisdaly                           Tisaran     Offaly
Mc Intyre       John            Annaghmore                        Tisaran     Offaly

1848 cousin emigrants seem to be 2 or 3 families.

Just located the ship’s list for 1848.
Photo #1 2 McIntyre boys from King’s Co. 1 from Gillen 1 from Clonmacnoise. Cousins?
Photo #2 a group of 3 sisters? King’s Co. Clonmacnoise.
Photo #3 a family: Father, Mother and 4 children.

 

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Surname Firstname Events Age Remarks Vessel Year Reel
MCINTYRE Anne   19   Subraon 1848 2135 Clonmacnoise
MCINTYRE Bridget   15   Subraon 1848 2135  Clonmacnoise
MCINTYRE Catherine   9 and family Subraon 1848 2135  Gillen
MCINTYRE Hubert   21   Subraon 1848 2135  Gillen
MCINTYRE James   7 and family Subraon 1848 2135  Gillen
MCINTYRE John   17   Subraon 1848 2135  Clonmacnoise
MCINTYRE Mary   37 and family Subraon 1848 2135  Gillen
MCINTYRE Mary   17   Subraon 1848 2135  Clonmacnoise
MCINTYRE Rose   13 and family Subraon 1848 2135  Gillen
MCINTYRE Thomas   38 and family Subraon 1848 2135  Gillen
MCINTYRE Thomas   1 and family Subraon 1848 2135

FERBANE
“On the greater Brosna river, north of Banagher, we come across the clean town of Ferbane, close to which is Ballylin, the seat of John G. King, D.L. which is the proprietor of the town. This neighbourhood is prolife in Abbeys and Castles, the ruins of one of which, the Monastry of Gallen, are within Gallen Priory, the demesnse of Sir E.F. Armstrong, Bart., whose father represented the county in Parliament for many years. Archdall has it that St. Camin erected the “Monastery of Galinne, in Dealbhna M*Cochlain”, about 492, and that it was destroyed by fire in 820. Some Welsh emigrants  afterwards founded a school here, from which fact we get the name Gall meaning stranger. The monastery was evidently re-built, for we read “it was spoiled and nearly demolished” in 949. It was “again destroyed” in 1003, 1519, and 1531. According to the Four Masters O’Melaghlin and his kinsmen, in 1543, made a nocturnal attack on Moy Gallen and burnt and plundered the plain. The O’Maddens and MacCoghlans pursued them and gave battle at Gallen, in which one of the Melaghlins and thirtheen chiefs were slain or drowned. This chief again invaded Delvin in 1548, and the monastery and castles of Kinkora and Kilcolman were taken by him. But the MacCoghlans again arose and drove his clan back. Notwithstanding almost innumerable misfortunes this monastery, existed when Colgan, the Franciscan, wrote, at which time it belonged to the Canons of St. Augustin. The Prior of Gallen and Vicar of Lemanaghan, Murtagh MacCoghlan, was, in 1531, treacherously put to death by Turloch Oge O’Melaghlin. The site of this abbey, the church and cemetery, with some houses in Gallen, and  with lands and rectories, including Reynagh, were granted, in 1612, to Sir Gerald Moore. In 1619, Viscount Moore, of Drogheda, was in possession.The ruins of a fine baronial residence of the MacCoghlans are at Kilcolgan, formerly the site of an abbey of St. Colgan.Not far from Gallen is Glinn, where St. Diermit built an abbey, and was suceeded in 563 by St. Comgan. This abbey was “plundered” in 1041, and “destroyed by fire” in 1077. There was ruins of several other abbeys and castles in the district.The ruins of a large monastery still remain at Lemanaghan, three miles from Ferbane. This was established in th sixth or seventh century, for an abbot died there from the plague in 661. It was in existence to 1205, and in 1786 Mr. Archdall wrote:-“Its ruins may yet, though distantly, be seen, being surrounded by a bog, at present impassible”.  The public road now adjoins the ruins. Lusmagh was part of the ancient territory of Anmchadh, a native chieftian, and was part of Galway up to the 17th century, that county bing then bounded on the south by the “River of Brosnagh”. It still remains part of the diocese of Clonfert, though those of Killaloe and Meath join it north and south. O’Huallachain was the chief of this territory in former times. O’Dugan thus describes him –” A noble chief of lasting fame, Rules over the plain of the race of Anmcha, A valiant rough-fettering warrior, Of keen-edged weapons, is O’Hoolahan”. *******(— Courtesy of Offaly One Hundred Years Ago, Published By Esker Press, Tullamore in 1989, pp 96-98).Interstingly enough was my visit to Clonmacnoise in 2003 due to the fact that it was founded by St Ciaran who was known as the first McAntSaoir (McIntyre) That magnet was there before I knew that yes, we are actually from the area.

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