Dec 032017

James and John b circa 1800

John and James Hayde were farming at Moanmore in 1827. They were probably brothers who went there looking for work.

Moanmore is at the foot of a mountain that stretches into Tipperary. These brothers probably came from a Tipperary family and moved around the mountain. .

The location can be seen below:

John and James both had children in the 1820s and 1830s and James was still in the area when he died in 1872.  There are no births in this area after the 1840s and after James died in 1872 there is no trace of any other family members in the parish, civil or census records.

Their families were:

John and Mary Cahill. They were at Moanmore in 1827 with James and #6 Moanmore in 1850

  • David Hade b 1826
  • Michael Heade b 1829, Lemonstown
  • John Heade b 1832, Rogerstown
  • William Hayde b 1835, Monassa

There was no sign of this family in the valuation records or elsewhere after 1850.

James and Margaret Morapy. They were at Moanmore in 1827 with John and #1a Loughberg in 1850.

  • Richard Head b 1827
  • Margaret Head b 1827 (twin). Mar John Walsh 1850
  • Thomas Head b 1830, Monassa
  • John Headd b 1834, Monassa
  • William Haid b 1836, Baurscoob
  • Ellen Head b 1838, Baurscoob. Mar Patrick Hearn 1864

James was in the Petty Session records between 1855 and 1870 for various offenses regarding animals. He died Bourscoob in 1872. Margaret was in the valuation records until 1880.

His sons Thomas and John were also in the Petty Sessions records in the 1850s and 1860s for various offenses. Margaret featured in these records in the 1870s, again for offenses regarding animals.

Church, civil and census records are at Dunnamaggan, Kilkenny {insert link to new notes}

I have also not been able to trace any living descendants.

  3 Responses to “Dunnamaggan, Kilkenny, Ireland”

  1. Hi David,
    I am researching the Aide family that settled in Iowa County, Wisconsin. I believe they came from County Kilkenny. Have you come across the Aide name variation? I have taken dna tests at Ancestry and Family Tree and would like to know how to find out if there are any links. See my cousin’s blog at


    • I have found plenty in the south of Kilkenny in the parishes of Glenmore and Slievenue. I will have a look at the blog and check if I have anything to add.

      • Here are two baptisms from Moanroe Commons, Knocktopher, Ballyhale, with the mother Mary Aide:
        11 Feb 1840, Moanroe, Edward, Father: Tom Barry, Mother: Mary Aide, sponsors: Martin Millea, Cath Millea
        2 May 1843, Moanroe, Mary, Father: Tom Barry, Mother: Mary Heade, sponsors: Pat Walsh, Margt. Eade
        Their descendant is a confirmed dna match to me and I have Aides in my tree.


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