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:

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 children:

  • John b 1854
  • 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 is: