Aug 242017

The tax records of 1666/7 showed a James Hyad/Head at Rathdangin in the parish of St Patricksrock, Fethard and a James Hyad/Haide at Derryluskan in the parish of Rathcoole.

Rathdangin and St Patricksrock are suburbs of Fethard.

The family at Derryluskan was probably the ancestors of the family who were in Coolmoyne in the 1880s and are discussed further in the Cashel Posts.

These locations are in the barony of Middlethird which in the 1659 census only showed 8 Headen and 5 O’Hea families.  They were either counted as part of the O’Hea numbers or ignored due to their low usage.

By 1766, an Edm Head was in the village of Killusty in the parish of Kiltinan, Fethard. He is probably a descendant of one of the families above.

Killusty is South West of Fethard as shown below:

In the early 1800s, when the Catholic parish records began, the following families were in the Drangan area:

  • Michael, who was at Cappadrummin (also spelt Cappadroma) in 1828
  • Edmond, who was at Cloran in 1830
  • William, who was at Knockelly in 1833

Also at Cloran at the same time as Edmond was James. He didn’t feature in the Tithe records so must have been with Edmond on the 19 acres that Edmond farmed. They were probably brothers.

A John Head/Hayde was in Bannixtown in the 1830s and 1840s.  This village is nor far from Cloran and he may be another brother of Edmond and James. I have not found any trace of descendants of John.

Cloran and Cappadrummin are all close to Killusty in the Fethard parish as can be seen from the map below while Knockelly is a bit further North.

1. Michael and Mary Gorman. They married 1813 in Drangan parish and both were recorded as from Killusty. Michael was actually called Edmd in the marriage records although all the baptisms referred to him as Michael. He is probably a descendant of the Edm who was in Killusty in 1766. They had the following children:

  • James Head b 1816. Mar Mary Doran 1843 as Hayde from Cloran.
    • James Hayd b 1843, Drangan.
    • Bridget Head b 1847, Drangan. Mar Vermont 1871
    • Robert Hayde b 1845, Corbally. Mar Mary Mahoney. Corbally is a village a mile North East of Drangan. In the 1880s they were living in Fethard.
      • Mary Hayde b 1866. Mar 1892
      • James Hayde b 1869. He joined the Militia in 1887 at Clonmel. He later served in the Royal Irish Rifles. Mar Mary Mitchell 1899. They emigrated to New York on the Oceanic in March 1900. He was a shoemaker/bootmaker.
        • James Hayde b 1902
        • Ann Hayde b 1904
        • Mary Hayde b 1906
        • Robert Hayde b 1909
      • Alice Hayd b 1870. Mar 1898
      • Catherine Hayde b 1872. Mar 1918
      • John Hayde b 1874. He joined the army Militia in 1891 at Clonmel. Mar Johanna Whelan, Clonmel 1907 and was still there in 1911.
        • Margaret Mary Hayde b 1909
      • Bridget Hayde b 1876
      • Unknown female b 1880. Mar 1896
      • Ellen Hayde b 1882
  • Anne Head b 1817
  • Timothy Head 1820
  • Ellen Head b 1823
  • Mary Heade b 1826
  • Michael Hayde b 1829
  • Bridget Heade b 1832
  • Cath Hayde b 1835
  • Judy Hade b 1836

James, Anne, Timothy and Ellen were baptised in the Drangan parish while the later children were baptised in the Fethard parish records. In the 1830s the parish records described them as being from Cappadrummin and is where Michael Heade was recorded in the Tithe records as farming 2 acres in 1828.

2. Edmond and Margaret English. They had:

  • Mary Head b 1814
  • Judith Head b 1816
  • Bridget Headin b 1819
  • Thomas Head b 1822
  • John Head b 1824
  • Margaret Head b 1825
  • Ellen Hayde b 1828, Cloran

Edmond was in the Tithe records of 1830 as Headd. He was farming 19 acres at # 25 and the English family were at # 33.

Edmond died 1834 and left his estate to Margaret. Mary (nee Gorman) was the householder on this property in the 1840s but she had gone by 1849 and there is no family presence here in the 1850s.

3. James and Mary Fitzgerald. They had:

  • Mary Head b 1815
  • Richard Head b 1818. Mar Mary Shea 1842
    • James Head b 1842, Kilnagranagh
    • Patrick Head, b 1844, Cloran. Mar Bridget Lee, Bennington, Vermont, USA, 1872. Patrick arrived in 1871 according to his Naturalisation records although there is no surviving immigration record, and he was Naturalised in 1873. There is no obvious 1880 census record for them. The 1900 American census showed Bridget as having 6 children with 3 living at that time.
      • Mary Hayde b 1873 Brooklyn
      • Edward Hayde b 1876 Albany
      • Margaret Hayde b 1878
    • Richard Head b 1846, Kilna. Mar Margaret Kenny. Richard died in 1927 and left his estate to his daughter Mary.
      • Mary Hade b 1887. Mary died in 1945 and left the estate to a non family member.
      • William Hade b 1889. He died in 1942 and he left his estate to a non family member.
    • Mary Head b 1849, Kilna
    • Margaret Head b 1852, Cappaghmore
    • Thomas Hayde b 1854, Cappa. Died of a disease of the lungs in Cashel Workhouse in 1878.
    • John Head b 1857, Cappa. John probably lived on a small plot at Kilnagranagh (12B) until he died in 1939.  There was no record of a marriage or children in the civil records.
    • Mary Hayde b 1860, Cappa
  • Anne Head b 1821
  • Bridget Head b 1824. Mar William Keevan 1846
  • Thomas Hayde b 1829
  • Patrick Hayde b 1832, Cloran. Mar Johanna Lyons.  This is tree # 11. Descendants are discussed more in the Connecticut Posts and the tree can be seen at

James was not in the Tithe records and was probably with Edmond in Cloran.

4. William and Alice Delaney.  They had:

  • Margaret Head b 1817
  • Bridget Head b 1818
  • Edmond Head b 1824

William was in the Tithe records of Knockelly as Hayde. They must have had more children as a Thomas Hayde was on this land in 1846 until 1882.

In the 1860s Thomas was before the courts on a number of petty crimes and a Judith Hayde was a witness on one occasion.

Feb 222015

According to descendants, Patrick Hayde was born circa 1830 in Co Tipperary and emigrated to America in the early 1850s.

The most likely baptism record is that of a Patrick Hayde in the parish of Fethard, Tipperary in 1832. He was the son of James and Mary Fitzgerald. They lived in the village of Cloran, to the south east of Fethard.

An Edmond Headd was in the tithe records for Cloran in 1830 and this is probably Edmond and Margaret English who had children baptised in the Drangan parish in the 1820s and 1830s.  Edmond died (as Heade) in 1834 and Margaret was the Administrator of the estate.

This village can be seen on the map below:


By 1860 Patrick had married Johanna Lyons, they had started a family and were living in Salisbury, Connecticut (as Haide).

Johanna arrived in America in 1850 according to the 1900 census.  There are two arrival records in the name of Johanna Lyons.  These are:

  • At New York on 23 July 1850 aged 20 (b 1830) on Universe, and
  • At Boston on 16 Jan 1850 aged 18 (b 1832)

Possible arrival dates in America for Patrick include:

  • As Patrick Head aged 23.  Arrived 1 July 1851 on Robert Kelly from Liverpool
  • As Patrick Head aged 25.  Arrived 24 May 1847 from Cobh, Ireland (unlikely as not in 1850 census)
  • Patrick Heade aged 25.  Arrived 31 March 1851 on Washington from Liverpool (although I think this person is the Patrick in Tree # 12)
  • Patt Head aged 30. Arrived 26 May 1851 on Harmony from Liverpool.  Place of origin stated as Tipperary.

Patrick and Johanna had the following descendants:

  • John b 1854. Mar Mary Rigler
    • Mary Agnes b 1914
    • Charles Joseph b 1916
      • Charles Joseph Jnr b 1938
      • Mary Lee
      • Roger W
    • Francis Elizabeth b 1918
    • Katherine V b 1921
    • Gloria J b 1923
    • Helen R b 1925
  • Laurence b 1855
  • Ellen b 1856
  • Mary b 1856.

Patrick died in 1885 and by 1900 Johanna was still living in Salisbury with the rest of the family (as Hayde).

John married Mary Rigler. Their descendants are in Litchfield Connecticut.

Laurence never married.

Mary married Richard Deneen and their descendants are well documented.

I have shared information with descendants of Mary and Richard Deneen but have not traced any descendants of John.  Any further information would be welcome.

The family tree can be found at