Jan 152014

The tax records of 1666/7 recorded a James Head from Kilballyherberry, Ballysheehan.  He was probably one of the 10 Heade (and variant) families recorded in Middlethird in the 1659 census.

By the time of the census in 1766, the two families in this area were Philip and Maria Kearney and John and Maria Monaghan. These two couples both had large families however I can only find the descendants of Philip and Maria in the Killenaule parish records.

By the time of the tithe taxes in the 1820s, the descendants in the area were Thomas and Cath Kivane and Patrick and Cath Kelly both farming at Killhill, Kilballyherberry.  They were both grandchildren of Philip and Maria.

The parish records also show Patrick and Judith Bradley in Killhill in the 1830s.

Thomas married Cath Kivane circa 1803 and Patrick married Margaret Kirwan in 1811 and then Cath Kelly in 1813. They both had families at Killhill between 1810 and 1840.

In 1827, Thomas and Patrick  were farming on land owned by The Estate of Oliver Latham Esq. Patrick had a plot of 3a 1r 0p and Thomas’s plot was 3a 3r 0p. They both defaulted on these tithes in the 1830s and were not on this land in the 1850s.

The eldest son of Thomas and Cath’s was Patrick (b 1803). He married Margaret Farrell in Carlow in circa 1840 and immigrated to London in the late 1840s during the potato famine.  One of their sons (the only child to live long enough to have a family) joined the British army.  He went to India with the army where he married and had a large family.  Descendants live in England, India, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  This is Tree # 1.

Other sons moved to Ballinure and descendents are in the Ballinure/Cashel area. These families, and other descendants from the Killhill families are Tree # 10.

Records in London in 1870 (relating to Patrick b 1803) indicate that Thomas and Cath had died by then.  Given that Patrick could not read or write and had left Ireland by the late 1840s, I suspect they may have died by the time Patrick and Margaret left Ireland. By the 1840s they would have been in their 60s, which is much longer than life expectancy at the time

A copy of the early branches of the family can be found below:

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Research notes from the parish records, the civil records, valuation records, directories, graveyards and the 1901 and 1911 census for this area are Ballinure and Killenaule Families

A map of the area is as follows:

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Pat Hayde and Cath Kelly were married 9 May 1813 and had 8 children in the parish of Boherlahan and Dually, Co Tipperary.  The children were born between 1814 and 1834.  They had 4 sons and 4 daughters.

They were farming at Killballyherberry in 1827.  They however defaulted on paying their Tithes (taxes) in 1831 and were probably evicted from the farm at some stage thereafter as they were not on this farm in the 1850s.

Three of the sons emigrated to America in the 1840s.  Pat (b 10 March 1819) was in Albany, New York County by 1850 and the others, John (b 26 June 1826) and James (b 4 Oct 1831) were in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania by 1850.  Also in this county in 1850 was Peter (b 22 Oct 1821) and Michael (b 29 Sept 1826), who I think were also from Killballyherberry and were cousins of John and James.

Also in this county in 1850 were Joseph (aged 22) and Elizabeth (aged 20) with their daughter Mary born in 1849.  I have not traced them to Ireland but I would assume they are close relatives of the others.

By 1860, John and James had moved from Pennsylvania to join Patrick in Albany.  I have not studied the history of the areas enough to know why this movement occurred and any relevant historical information that anyone could provide would be of interest.

The Family Posts page in this web site on Ballinure explain more about these families in Ireland and their other descendants.

In the 1850 census, Pat was recorded as Head.  This is the surname he was also recorded as in 1860 and 1870.  By 1880 it was Haid while by 1900, he was a Hade, a widower, and living in a home for the aged in Brooklyn.  The 1900 entry noted that he arrived in 1849.

John and James were both recorded as Hade in 1850, Hayd in 1860, Head and Hade in 1870 and 1880.  Mary, the wife of John, was still living in Albany with her 3 surviving children in 1900 as Hayde.

Peter was Heade in 1850 as was Michael and Joseph.

I have found no trace of anyone else in Albany in 1900.

An advertisement in the Boston Pilot in 1865 sought information on John and James.  It was placed by Martin Dwyer, a nephew.  Martin is probably the son of Mary b 1815, a sister to John and James. It also stated their Irish townland as Ballinure (the closest township to Killballyherberry).

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The three Albany families can be summarised as:

1) Pat and Mary

  • Ellen b 1859
  • Mary b 1860
  • Margaret b 1862
  • James H b 1864
  • Catherine b 1866
  • Ann b 1868
  • Martha b 1869 (d before 1880)
  • Patrick b 1876
  • John b 1879

2) John and Mary

  • Margaret b 1855
  • Hannah b 1858
  • John b 1858 (d 1858)
  • James b 1861 (Hayde in 1900 and 1910)

3) James and Mary

  • Margaret b 1855 (d before 1870)
  • Mary b 1857
  • John b 1862
  • Patrick b 1864 (d 1864)