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:

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