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:

Jan 092014

Patrick (b 1803) and his wife Margaret Farrell emigrated to London during the potato famine in Ireland in the 1840s. They had 4 children in the Westminster area. One, Edward Harry, born in 1848, joined the 67th Foot at Taunton, Somerset (where he was living) in 1867. He married Catherine Gilaghan in March 1872 and later that year, he and Catherine went to Burma and then India with the regiment. Catherine died in childbirth in July 1873. He remarried Martha Featherstone in 1876 and they had 8 sons and 1 daughter. Descendants live in India, New Zealand, Canada and England.

Two of the other children of Patrick and Margaret Farrell (Margaret and John) died young in London in the 1860s. Another, Patrick, was born in 1853 and I have no knowledge of his descendants (if any).

I have found Patrick (the elder) in the 1871 London census. He was listed as Patrick Hyde, widower, born 1803 in County Tipperary, Ireland, residing in the Islington Workhouse. I have found his movements from 1869 to 1873 (when he died) in the Greenwich, Islington and Croydon areas. I found Patrick in the Islington Workhouse records in 1870 as a pauper. The civil records showed he died in 1873 in Croydon Workhouse aged 70.

Patrick is the son of Thomas and Kate Kivane and was born in Dually in the parish of Ballysheehan, Co Tipperary.  I have found Thomas and Kate in the Boherlahan and Dually Catholic parish records.  These records started in 1810 and showed the baptisms of siblings of Patrick but not Patrick as he was born before these records started.

Also in the same parish at the same time were Patrick and Cath Kelly and their children.  Both Thomas and Patrick featured in the 1827 Tithe records as farming at Killberryherberry, a land holding just outside Dully.  They were however shown as Tithe defaulters in the 1830s and were subsequently evicted from these farms for non payment of the Tithes (taxes).  They seem to have then moved to Ballinure (a town just north of Dually) and further afield.

In the 1600s, a James Head(e) was recorded in Killballyherbry (as it was then spelt) and is the earliest record I can find for this family.  I also have not found any records to link 1600s to 1800s.

This Tree has been genetically linked to Trees 3, 9,10 and 15.

A map of the area showing Kilballyherberry marked is: