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There may be transcription errors - I do try to be 100% accurate but sometimes the odd error occurs.  Also, the dates are in European style rather than American - I have come across a lot of confusion from both sides of the pond because of this.  If  anybody contacts you with a query about somebody on that list, i.e. questioning the accuracy of the information, I would be more than happy to doublecheck the records.

Regards Deirdre

Fitzpatrick Baptisms in Kilcoo Parish

With thanks to Deirdre McEvoy & John Michael Fitzpatrick for the information

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

15.9.1833

Thomas

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Greenan

Peter Burns, Sara Greenan

 

19.4.1835

Mary

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine McKeown

Michael McKeown, Ann McKeown

 

4.4.1837

John

Michael Fitzaptrick, Catherine Greenan

Matthew Greenan, Bridget Savage

Letalion

22.2.1839

Margaret

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Greenan

Michael Fitzpatrick, Ann Murnin

Letalion

12.1.1841

Bridget

Michael Fitzpatrick, Mary Greenan

Hugh McEvoy, Mary McKeown

Letalion

28.5.1845

Ellen

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Greenan

Patrick Taken, Elizabeth McEvoy

Letalion

9.2.1834

Bridget

John Fitzpatrick, Mary Ward

William Ronan, Catherine Maginn

 

18.6.1834

Mary

John Fitpatrick, Susan Murnin

Edward McCrickard, Honora Murnin

 

22.7.1834

Elizabeth

Michael Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth  Morgan

Terence Small, Rose Dougherty

 

27.3.1837

Michael

Michael Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Morgan

John Fitzpatrick, Bridget Fitzpatrick

Ballymoney

3.4.1835

Mary

John Fitzpatrick, Bridget Rush

Michael Fitzpatrick, Rose McPolin

 

7.12.1842

Hugh

John Fitzpatrick, Betty Rush

James Fitzpatrick, Rose McCrickard

 

21.10.1835

John

Francis Fitzpatrick, Rose McCrickard

Charles McKey, Mary Murphy

Moyad

18.6.1837

Rose

Francis Fitzpatrick, Rose McCrickard

John Fitzaptrick, Susan McCrickard

Moyad

29.4.1836

Patrick

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Hillen

John Owens, - McLaughlin

Ballymoney

9.1.1836

Sarah

James Fitzpatrick, Rose Smyth

Henry Hughes, Mary Murnin

Moyad

11.12.1837

Elizabeth

James Fitzpatrick Rose Ann Smyth

Patrick Murnin, Bridget Hughes

Moyad

9.3.1840

Margaret

James Fitzpatrick, Rose Ann Smyth

Patrick Bannon, Susan McDowl

Moyad

25.7.1836

James

John Fitzpatrick, Rose Fitzpatrick

Patrick Morgan, Margaret McCrickard

 

12.10.1841

Peter

James Fitzpatrick, Rose Fitzpatrick

Michael O’Hare, - McCaugherty

Clonachullion

3.6.1837

Ann

James Fitzpatrick, Alice Fitzpatrick

Daniel McAlllister, Bridget Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

18.9.1839

Mary

James Fitzpatrick, Alice Fitzpatrick

John and Mary Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

20.8.1845

Margaret

James Fitzpatrick, Ally Fitzpatrick

Daniel McCartah, Margaret McCartan

 

4.6.1837

Francis

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine McGuinness

John Morgan, Mary Bannon

Cross

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

22.11.1837

Rose

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

Matthew Taken, Mary McCaugherty

Tullanasoo

10.11.1839

N

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

William Prey, Catherine Fitzpatrick

Drumena

3.9.1841

Francis

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

John Savage, Mary McManus

Drumena

25.9.1844

Ann

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

Francis Mulholland, Margaret McCrickard

Drumena

25.9.1846

Susanna

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

Patrick McCarthy, Catherine McCartan

 

23.8.1849

Catherine

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

Patrick McGeown, Mary McManus

Drumena

         

25.7.1838

Patrick

Owen Fitzpatrick, Ellen Lindon

James Murphy, Mary McCuskey

Fofanny Bane

         

23.9.1840

Catherine

Hugh & Catherine Fitzpatrick

James McAlister, - Dougherty

Clonachullion

         

15.12.1840

Margaret

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Ann Fitzpatrick

Moyad

9.4.1845

Mary

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

Daniel Kelly, Margaret McCrickard

Moyad

29.10.1846

Susanna

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

Daniel Kelly, Mrs -

 

14.8.1849

Mary Ann

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

Francis Dougherty, Catherine McLaughlin

Moyad

10.4.1858

Edward

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

John Doherty, Ann Fitzpatrick

Moyad

         

25.3.1843

Peter

James Fitzpatrick, Mary Fitzpatrick

Michael and Catherine McCarthy

 
         

7.10.1843

Michael

Owen Fitzpatrick, Shibby  McMahon

Daniel McCartan, Rosey Rush

 

27.7.1848

Bridget

Owen Fitzpatrick, Shibby McMahon

John Fitzpatrick, Catherine Sawey

Drumena

6.7.1851

Mary

Owen Fitzaptrick, Shibby McMahon

Patrick Rush, Mary McCartan

 
         

30.4.1846

Patrick

Francis Fitzpatrick, Biddy McCrickard

Michael and Rosey McCrickard

 
         

15.10.1847

Elizabeth

Thomas Fitzpatrick, Mary A Mellnamo

Ann O’Neill

 

21.8.1851

Ellen

Thomas Fitzpatrick, Mary A Mellnamo

Susan Fitzaptrick

Letalion

17.4.1861

Jane

Thomas Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Milnamo

Mary O’Neill

 
         

18.7.1848

Rose

Michael Fitzpatrick, Bridget Devlin

Daniel McElevey, Ann Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

28.4.1853

John

Michael Fitzpatrick, Bridget Devlin

Harry Woods, Mary McAlevey

 

15.1.1856

James

Michael Fitzpatrick, Biddy Devlin

Hugh Murphy, Biddy Gregory

 

6.6.1858

Laurence

Michael Fitzpatrick, Bridget Devlin

Michael Fitzpatrick, Liza Magin

Fofanny Reagh

23.5.1861

Michael

Michael Fitzpatrick, Bridget Devlin

James McClean, Mary Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

29.11.1852

John

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Raverty

Arthur Morgan, Brdiget McEvoy

Fofanny Reagh

23.8.1854

Thomas

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Raverty

William Raverty, Mary Fitzpatrick

 

3.5.1856

Mary

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Raverty

John Fitzpatrick, Mary  Morgan

 
         

11.8.1854

Mary

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Fegan

Michael McConville, Molly Smith

 

19.7.1856

Owen

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Fegan

James Fegan, Mary Hughes

 

18.6.1858

Patrick

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Fegan

John McCrickard, Mary McCartan

Moyad

18.5.1859

Rose

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Fegan

Patrick Cunningham, Agnes McEvoy

Moyad

         

7.6.1855

John

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Morgan

 

6.2.1857

Michael

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Susan Fitzpatrick

Moyad

1.5.1859

Hugh

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

James Mallon, Mary Fitzpatrick

Moyad

29.5.1862

Laurence

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Edward Hughes, Rose McEvoy

Moyad

8.4.1864

Rose

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Owen McConville, Mary  Morgan

Moyad

7.5.1866

Patrick

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

John and Mary Fitzpatrick

Moyad

11.7.1871

Mary Ann

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Morgan

Moyad

         

14.7.1857

Hugh

Hugh and Isabella Fitzpatrick

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Hughes

 
         

12.1.1861

Patrick

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

5.2.1863

Michael

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Michael Devlin, Mary Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

27.4.1865

Daniel

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Daniel Maginn, Ellen Gregory

Fofanny Reagh

9.6.1867

Michael

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

6.3.1870

Catherine

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Patrick Kelly, Ann Rush

Fofanny Reagh

13.11.1872

Hugh

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Peter Maginn, Elizabeth Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

12.12.1875

Thomas

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Owen Maginn, Mary Murnin

Fofanny Reagh

23.4.1879

James

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Laurence Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

         

1.1.1866

Mary

John Fitzpatrick, Margaret Sheridan

John Morgan, Susanna Sheridan

Fofanny Reagh

14.8.1868

Ann

John Fitzpatrick, Margaret Sheridan

John Fitzpatrick, Mary Sheridan

 

2.8.1872

John

John Fitzpatrick, Margaret Sheridan

Patrick Morgan, Ellen Gregory

 

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

11.2.1869

James

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Owen Maginn, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

28.7.1870

Peter*

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Kane

Clonachullion

 

*Peter married Ann O’Hagan in Belfast on 1.5.1929

   

13.2.1872

William

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Peter Maginn, Alice Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

27.3.1875

Margaret

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

William McEvoy, Mary Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

10.4.1877

Patrick Hugh

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Peter O’Hare, Bridget Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

2.7.1879

Mary Ann*

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

John Kinney, Bridget O’Hare

Clonachullion

 

* Mary Ann married James McCartan, 8.8.1913

   
         

27.6.1872

Thomas

Peter Fitzpatrick, Catherine Doyle

James Burns, Ann Doyle

Moyad

24.7.1873

James

Peter Fitzpatrick, Catherine Doyle

Bernard Doyle, Elizabeth Ronan

Moyad

         

15.5.1873

Owen

Stephen Fitzpatrick, Mary Cull

James McCormick, Ellen Cull

Fofanny Bane

         

12.10.1874

Bridget

Michael Fitzpatrick, Mary Darby

Owen Darby, Catherine Darby

Moyad

2.9.1876

Hugh

Michael Fitzpatrick, Mary Darby

Patrick Darby, Ann Fitzpatrick

Moyad

         

10.8.1875

Francis

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick

Patrick Cunningham, Margaret Kelly

Moyad

17.8.1877

Bridget

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick

Felix Morgan, Sara Marmion

Moyad

15.11.1878

Susanna

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Morgan

 

22.9.1880

Margaret

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick

James McCrickard, Bridget Kelly

Moyad

         

30.10.1875

Daniel*

Francis Fitzpatrick, Rose Morgan

James McGreevy, Catherine Fitzpatrick

Drumena

 

*Vida Lib. Mary Rose O’Hare 20.11.1917

   

12.4.1877

Francis

Francis Fitzpatrick, Rose Morgan

James Mulholland, Ellen McManus

Drumena

         

5.1.1876

Mary Ann

John Fitzpatrick, Ann Rush

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Mary Fitzpatrick

Fofanny Reagh

10.7.1879

Hugh

John Fitzpatrick, Ann Rush

James Morgan, Mary Morgan

Fofanny Reagh

         

23.2.1876

Charles

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann McAvera

William McAvera, Margaret Fitzpatrick

Fofanny Bane

         

8.10.1877

Thomas

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Walls

Thomas Goodman, Margaret Taken

Letalion

Sheridans and Greenans in Kilcoo Parish

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

1.9.1834

Daniel

Thomas Sheridan, Alice Grant

Patrick Sheridan, Mary Grant

 

2.3.1839

Patrick

Thomas Sheridan, Alice Grant

John Falkner, Mary Taken

Ballymoney

22.8.1841

Edward

Thomas Sheridan, Alice Grant

Francis Raverty, Ellen Taken

Fofanny Reagh

         

1.11.1834

Rose

Charles Sheridan, Bridget Laughlin

Patrick Kelly, Rose Darby

 

13.9.1844

Susanna

Charles Sheridan, Bridget Laughlin

John McLaughlin, Mary Hanlon

 
         

8.2.1836

Patrick

Patrick Sheridan, Bridget Darby

Hugh Darby, Rose Darby

Fofanny Bane

18.10.1837

Rose

Patrick Sheridan, Bridget Darby

Charles Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Darby

Fofanny Bane

31.11.1839

James

Patrick Sheridan, Bridget Darby

Patrick Keenan, Ellen Greenan

Fofanny Bane

19.4.1844

Bridget

Patrick Sheridan, Bridget Darby

James Keenan, Mary Darby

 

11.11.1848

Edward

Patrick Sheridan, Bridget Darby

Thomas Feran, Catherine McAlindon

Fofanny Bane

         

25.8.1876

Bridget

James Sheridan, Margaret Sheills

John Woods, Ellen Sheills

Fofanny Bane

         

7.5.1833

Laughlin

Laughlin Greenan, Catty Burns

Bernard Burns, Ann Murnin

 
         

1845

Michael

Henry Murnin, Margaret Greenan

(per Ros Davies website)

 
         

27.8.1874

Arthur*

Laughlin Greenan, Ann Grant

Laurence Burns, Mary Burns

Letalion

 

Vida lib 13.1.1910

     

31.8.1876

Thomas Joseph

Laughlin Greenan, Ann Grant

Francis King, Mary McAlindon

Letalion

30.10.1880

Catherine

Laughlin Greenan, Ann Grant

Bernard Greenan, Catherine McMahon

Letalion

         

26.8.1880

Mary

John Greenan, Mary Doran

Micahel and Mary Murray

Tullinasoo

This extract was written in the middle of the baptismal records!

1849

Mrs Murray said in the presence of God that Michael McCartan of Moneyscalp owned her £4.0.0 which he never paid her.  She said that Hugh Smyth of Loughinisland would take or receive it for her as she went to America She went often before her departure to McCartan for it, but to no purpose.

Fitzpatricks by Townland

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

15.9.1833

Thomas

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Greenan

Peter Burns, Sara Greenan

 

19.4.1835

Mary

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine McKeown

Michael McKeown, Ann McKeown

 

4.4.1837

John

Michael Fitzaptrick, Catherine Greenan

Matthew Greenan, Bridget Savage

Letalion

22.2.1839

Margaret

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Greenan

Michael Fitzpatrick, Ann Murnin

Letalion

12.1.1841

Bridget

Michael Fitzpatrick, Mary Greenan

Hugh McEvoy, Mary McKeown

Letalion

28.5.1845

Ellen

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Greenan

Patrick Taken, Elizabeth McEvoy

Letalion

         

15.10.1847

Elizabeth

Thomas Fitzpatrick, Mary A Mellnamo

Ann O’Neill

 

21.8.1851

Ellen

Thomas Fitzpatrick, Mary A Mellnamo

Susan Fitzaptrick

Letalion

17.4.1861

Jane

Thomas Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Milnamo

Mary O’Neill

 
         

8.10.1877

Thomas

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Walls

Thomas Goodman, Margaret Taken

Letalion

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

22.7.1834

Elizabeth

Michael Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth  Morgan

Terence Small, Rose Dougherty

 

27.3.1837

Michael

Michael Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Morgan

John Fitzpatrick, Bridget Fitzpatrick

Ballymoney

         

29.4.1836

Patrick

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Hillen

John Owens, - McLaughlin

Ballymoney

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

21.10.1835

John

Francis Fitzpatrick, Rose McCrickard

Charles McKey, Mary Murphy

Moyad

18.6.1837

Rose

Francis Fitzpatrick, Rose McCrickard

John Fitzaptrick, Susan McCrickard

Moyad

         

9.1.1836

Sarah

James Fitzpatrick, Rose Smyth

Henry Hughes, Mary Murnin

Moyad

11.12.1837

Elizabeth

James Fitzpatrick Rose Ann Smyth

Patrick Murnin, Bridget Hughes

Moyad

9.3.1840

Margaret

James Fitzpatrick, Rose Ann Smyth

Patrick Bannon, Susan McDowl

Moyad

         

15.12.1840

Margaret

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Ann Fitzpatrick

Moyad

9.4.1845

Mary

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

Daniel Kelly, Margaret McCrickard

Moyad

29.10.1846

Susanna

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

Daniel Kelly, Mrs -

 

14.8.1849

Mary Ann

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

Francis Dougherty, Catherine McLaughlin

Moyad

10.4.1858

Edward

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Susan McAtie

John Doherty, Ann Fitzpatrick

Moyad

         

11.8.1854

Mary

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Fegan

Michael McConville, Molly Smith

 

19.7.1856

Owen

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Fegan

James Fegan, Mary Hughes

 

18.6.1858

Patrick

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Fegan

John McCrickard, Mary McCartan

Moyad

18.5.1859

Rose

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rose Fegan

Patrick Cunningham, Agnes McEvoy

Moyad

         

7.6.1855

John

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Morgan

 

6.2.1857

Michael

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Susan Fitzpatrick

Moyad

1.5.1859

Hugh

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

James Mallon, Mary Fitzpatrick

Moyad

29.5.1862

Laurence

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Edward Hughes, Rose McEvoy

Moyad

8.4.1864

Rose

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Owen McConville, Mary  Morgan

Moyad

7.5.1866

Patrick

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

John and Mary Fitzpatrick

Moyad

11.7.1871

Mary Ann

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bridget King

Michael Fitzpatrick, Catherine Morgan

Moyad

         

27.6.1872

Thomas

Peter Fitzpatrick, Catherine Doyle

James Burns, Ann Doyle

Moyad

24.7.1873

James

Peter Fitzpatrick, Catherine Doyle

Bernard Doyle, Elizabeth Ronan

Moyad

Catherine Doyle Fitzpatrick died 8.10.1873 (aged 25).  Her husband Peter died 7.6.1902.  Their son Thomas (who put up the headstone) died 6.8.1949 aged 77 and his wife Mary Ann  died 3.7.1960 aged 70.  Also on the stone are Sarah died 22.3.1978, Mary C died 31.1.1979,  Elieen died 11.2.1982 and Gerry died 15.11.1996

         

12.10.1874

Bridget

Michael Fitzpatrick, Mary Darby

Owen Darby, Catherine Darby

Moyad

2.9.1876

Hugh

Michael Fitzpatrick, Mary Darby

Patrick Darby, Ann Fitzpatrick

Moyad

         

10.8.1875

Francis

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick

Patrick Cunningham, Margaret Kelly

Moyad

17.8.1877

Bridget

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick

Felix Morgan, Sara Marmion

Moyad

15.11.1878

Susanna

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Morgan

 

22.9.1880

Margaret

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick

James McCrickard, Bridget Kelly

Moyad

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

25.7.1836

James

John Fitzpatrick, Rose Fitzpatrick

Patrick Morgan, Margaret McCrickard

 

12.10.1841

Peter

James Fitzpatrick, Rose Fitzpatrick

Michael O’Hare, - McCaugherty

Clonachullion

         

3.6.1837

Ann

James Fitzpatrick, Alice Fitzpatrick

Daniel McAlllister, Bridget Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

18.9.1839

Mary

James Fitzpatrick, Alice Fitzpatrick

John and Mary Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

20.8.1845

Margaret

James Fitzpatrick, Ally Fitzpatrick

Daniel McCartah, Margaret McCartan

 
         

23.9.1840

Catherine

Hugh & Catherine Fitzpatrick

James McAlister, - Dougherty

Clonachullion

         

11.2.1869

James

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Owen Maginn, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

28.7.1870

Peter*

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Kane

Clonachullion

 

*Peter married Ann O’Hagan in Belfast on 1.5.1929

   

13.2.1872

William

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Peter Maginn, Alice Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

27.3.1875

Margaret

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

William McEvoy, Mary Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

10.4.1877

Patrick Hugh*

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Peter O’Hare, Bridget Fitzpatrick

Clonachullion

2.7.1879

Mary Ann*

Peter Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

John Kinney, Bridget O’Hare

Clonachullion

 

* Mary Ann married James McCartan, 8.8.1913

   

Patrick Hugh moved to Moyadd and then to Ballybannon (according to his tombstone).   His wife was called Rose, who died 15.2.1939.  Patrick Hugh died 2.12.1952, aged 75.  He had a sister Annie (who must have been born after 1880) who died 9.4.1947 - she lived in Clonachullion and his brother Peter died 9.7.1947.  Patrick Hugh and Rose Fitzpatrick’s children are also on the tombstone - Peter, died 17.4.1967, Mary E died 30.5.1983, Patrick Francis died 30.5.1987 and James died 19.2.2001 in England.

Another tombstone in Kilcoo parish for Peter Fitzpatrick and his wife Mary Maginn as well as their son Joseph who died 2.9.1960.  Peter Fitzpatrick was the son of James F Fitzpatrick born Islandmoyle and Alice McCartan, Ballymagreehan).  Peter and Mary had a 40 acre farm in Clonachullion and had 10 children.  Peter born c. 1840, died 1911, and Mary Maginn Fitzpatrick from Fofanny Reagh born 1845 died 30.6.1920.

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

22.11.1837

Rose

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

Matthew Taken, Mary McCaugherty

Tullanasoo

10.11.1839

N

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

William Prey, Catherine Fitzpatrick

Drumena

3.9.1841

Francis

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

John Savage, Mary McManus

Drumena

25.9.1844

Ann

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

Francis Mulholland, Margaret McCrickard

Drumena

25.9.1846

Susanna

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

Patrick McCarthy, Catherine McCartan

 

23.8.1849

Catherine

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Catherine Mulholland

Patrick McGeown, Mary McManus

Drumena

7.10.1843

Michael

Owen Fitzpatrick, Shibby  McMahon

Daniel McCartan, Rosey Rush

 

27.7.1848

Bridget

Owen Fitzpatrick, Shibby McMahon

John Fitzpatrick, Catherine Sawey

Drumena

6.7.1851

Mary

Owen Fitzaptrick, Shibby McMahon

Patrick Rush, Mary McCartan

 

30.10.1875

Daniel*

Francis Fitzpatrick, Rose Morgan

James McGreevy, Catherine Fitzpatrick

Drumena

 

*Vida Lib. Mary Rose O’Hare 20.11.1917

   

12.4.1877

Francis

Francis Fitzpatrick, Rose Morgan

James Mulholland, Ellen McManus

Drumena

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

25.7.1838

Patrick

Owen Fitzpatrick, Ellen Lindon

James Murphy, Mary McCuskey

Fofanny Bane

15.5.1873

Owen

Stephen Fitzpatrick, Mary Cull

James McCormick, Ellen Cull

Fofanny Bane

23.2.1876

Charles

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann McAvera

William McAvera, Margaret Fitzpatrick

Fofanny Bane

Date

Child

Parents

Sponsors

Townland

18.7.1848

Rose

Michael Fitzpatrick, Bridget Devlin

Daniel McElevey, Ann Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

28.4.1853

John

Michael Fitzpatrick, Bridget Devlin

Harry Woods, Mary McAlevey

 

15.1.1856

James

Michael Fitzpatrick, Biddy Devlin

Hugh Murphy, Biddy Gregory

 

6.6.1858

Laurence

Michael Fitzpatrick, Bridget Devlin

Michael Fitzpatrick, Liza Magin

Fofanny Reagh

23.5.1861

Michael

Michael Fitzpatrick, Bridget Devlin

James McClean, Mary Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

         

29.11.1852

John

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Raverty

Arthur Morgan, Brdiget McEvoy

Fofanny Reagh

23.8.1854

Thomas

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Raverty

William Raverty, Mary Fitzpatrick

 

3.5.1856

Mary

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Raverty

John Fitzpatrick, Mary  Morgan

 
         

12.1.1861

Patrick

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Patrick Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

5.2.1863

Michael

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Michael Devlin, Mary Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

27.4.1865

Daniel

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Daniel Maginn, Ellen Gregory

Fofanny Reagh

9.6.1867

Michael

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Mary Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

6.3.1870

Catherine

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Patrick Kelly, Ann Rush

Fofanny Reagh

13.11.1872

Hugh

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Peter Maginn, Elizabeth Maginn

Fofanny Reagh

12.12.1875

Thomas

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Catherine Maginn

Owen Maginn, Mary Murnin

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Taken from the book

Immigrants Son

A memory and essay

By

Richard O'Prey

Chapter Two

 Cattle Spoil in An Age of Industry

In the murky annals of the past, the O’Prey name was associated with tribute to marauders.  Inconsequential squatters, the O’Preys existed as a part and apart from the social structure.  As expendable wealth attached to no one of consequence, the O’Preys were peripheral to the community’s importance or development.  Apparently they neither contributed much to the group nor detracted substantially from the social order.  Although barbarian incursions became an adventure of the past, the role of the O’Preys didn’t appear to change that much.  The technological advances of the industrial revolution and the demand for cheap, insignificant, unskilled, disposable labor grew. 

Labor seemed to benefit least from the new industrialization.  Historians claim that many scientific or technological advances did not enhance the standard of living for the poor.  As technology grew, so too did the population.  More mouths to feed exacted more money for minimum survival.  Such seemed the case of the O’Preys.  Those impoverished who had little land or ties to the community became fodder for the insatiable appetite of the mills, mines and factories of the British Isles and North America.  Without a homestead to cultivate, or nurture, or sustain family continuity, the O’Preys seemed to enlist in the work forces of industry wherever opportunity arose.

Anthropologists and economists have often argued that every advance for a standard of living in the nineteenth century was offset by an increase in population.  On the farms of old, large families were important for family wealth.  The abundance of labor and the distribution of chores enabled several generations to subsist on a single farm.  The same was not so true when applied to the urban poor or the landless peasantry.  The concept of primogeniture left the family farm in the hands of the oldest son and the rest of the children had to scrounge for themselves.  Without substantial dowries or highly developed skills, the younger siblings generally had to emigrate and fend for themselves.  Often a farm that was in the family for years could be subsumed through marriage and lost to the original family. 

Without a tradition of land, even in a country with a large tenant farmer population, the O’Preys apparently concentrated on working for industry in the nineteenth century.  They would be quarrymen, stonecutters, miners, mill hands, and laborers even in a bigoted North of Ireland where Catholics were least appreciated.  When the nineteenth century spilled over into the twentieth, not much had changed for the Catholic laborers in the North.  Few jobs were available and those had little future.

I suppose the O’Prey family tradition could almost epitomize Lenin’s concept of the urban proletariat.  Although living in the countryside, they sought jobs in cities or factories, and this demanded relocation.  Without any marketable skills aside from the sweat and toil of their bodies, the O’Preys were no longer sacrificed to the pillaging barbarians, but rather to the robber barons and mill owners who demanded cheap labor.  In the economy of the North, the Catholic laborer had only a choice of least desirable jobs.  In Belfast in the linen mills, those hired were most likely women who worked for half a man’s wages, or children around twelve years old who earned even less. 

The harsh  laissez faire  capitalism of the nineteenth century and the tenets of Social Darwinism played havoc with the surplus, unskilled labor in Northern Ireland.  The sectarian prejudice of Ulster also prevented many Catholics from working at any meaningful jobs with economic potential for stability.  Therefore, many faced periodic emigrations to wherever they could find employment.  Often these emigrants worked in foreign lands, choosing to return periodically to their homeland in the Mountains of Mourne near Tullaree and Kilcoo in County Down. 

Perhaps a very few managed to sustain life on what little land they owned, but most of my ancestors seemed to be laborers rather than landowners.  Much of the community had little respect for the landless, and their welfare and economic hardships were of little concern to them.  Like the preigh of old, the fodder of the Industrial revolution absorbed little interest or concern from the more secure.  If they demanded little from the community and didn’t drain any resources, they could be tolerated.

According to records maintained by my father, his great grandfather, Peter O’Prey, was born in Tullaree in the early nineteenth century.  He died in 1895 and is buried in either Kilcoo or Tullaree churchyard.  He is one of the few O’Preys in recent times born in Ireland and buried there too.  In 1850, his son Richard was born in Tullaree.  Richard married Ellen McEvoy, a neighbor from Kilcoo, who had been born in 1853.  Ellen and Richard had five sons and four daughters who personified the Diaspora required of the landless in County Down.  By the time Richard died on May 8, 1915 and Ellen passed to her reward on April 29, 1929, they had witnessed their children seeking employment and subsistence beyond the Mountains of Mourne. 

Like so many before and after him, Richard himself went to Liverpool in the pursuit of work.  While he and Ellen were in Liverpool, my grandfather, Patrick O’Prey was born on April 2, 1883.  Richard set a pattern that was to repeat itself due to economic realities many times over the coming years.  Typically, Richard and Ellen would return to the Mountains of Mourne to spend their final years.  Yet, their children remained economic vagabonds or nomads who were drawn to wherever employment could be secured.

My grandfather’s birth in Liverpool and his subsequent return to Ireland mirrored the experience of my own father.  My grandfather Patrick had married my grandmother, Elizabeth Lennon, around 1908.  His wife Lizzie, as she was known to most, was born to Andrew Lennon and Rose Sloan in 1886 in Gargary, County Down.  Lizzie’s mother died shortly after childbirth, and the Sloan family raised my grandmother.  When she decided to marry Patrick O’Prey, the Sloans were very disappointed and in essence, disowned her.  Although they had raised her with kindness and consideration, they were appalled that she would marry a man with little prospects, no land, and little expectations for a comfortable future. 

Patrick and Lizzie, however, lived in Ireland until 1909 when economic necessity compelled them to migrate to Glasgow in search of work.  The same forces that drove the O’Preys out of their homeland in search of a livelihood for the family of Richard O’Prey were visited upon his sons, and most particularly upon Patrick.  Just as his father was born on foreign soil in Liverpool, my father would be born at 264 Garngad Hill, Townhead, Glasgow, Scotland on March 30, 1910.  His birth would signal the need for constant movement and disruption in the lives of Patrick and Lizzie. 

The pursuit of economic security would span the North American continent and end in a cemetery in Queens, New York.  My father would participate in this journey into the unpredictable and often oppressive circumstances dictated by poverty and indifference.  Unlike some men, the experience would mold an imperturbable personality and sterling character with only a few evident flaws.  His experience would not warp his personality or dull his determination to find a secure place in some society for his own family.

My grandfather’s generation is an excellent portrait of what poverty and need may generate.  The five sons of Richard O’Prey, Peter, Patrick, Richard, John, and Henry, followed opportunity westward from Ulster.  All five men labored as miners in the lead and copper mines of Utah and Montana.  At first they worked in the mines at Park City, Utah, sporadically returning to Tullaree, but already showing the traces of tuberculosis or lung disease which would claim some of them at an early age.  Several years ago when descendants of Richard O’Prey met, a young widow capsulated the situation by saying rather pithily, “The O’Prey men tend to die rather young.” 

When the company store seemed to hold more of their wealth than they did, the miners moved on to Butte, Montana which at that time had the highest percentage of Irish of any city in the United States.  Their life as miners was harsh and unrelenting.  The long hours beneath the ground and the unhealthy air and consequent dust took its toll upon their health.  Unfortunately some of them, my Grandfather included, found some alleviation in alcohol.  My father always identified alcohol as a “good man’s failing.”  Under that criterion, the O’Prey family can boast of producing innumerable “great men.” 

With nothing but scorn for drug addiction, gambling, whoring, abandonment, or other vices, the family seemed to accept alcoholism and tolerate its consequences with a note of benign resignation.  Of course, it was this same attitude that led my father to declare, “The vices of the Irish surpass the virtues of other races and nationalities.”  I suppose there must be some chauvinism or national pride in the statement, but it does seem to belittle other groups without properly measuring the damage alcoholism has done to the family.  Alcoholism was not only tolerated, but also reverenced as a man’s right.

My Grandfather’s generation illustrates the ravages of unemployment and the necessity of emigration.  His brothers traveled back and forth between Tullaree and America.  Their bones rest in either place.  My grand Uncle Peter disappeared from family contact and no one knows what became of him.  My grand Aunt Ellen McClure never left Ireland and died in County Down on March 14, 1966. 

Noting my Grandfather’s premature death on August 11, 1931, my grand Uncle Jack soon after brought his entire family back to Ireland.  He thought America was an unhealthy place to raise his family.  Ironically, his Grandchildren reflect the same emigration pattern as his own generation.  His Grandson John works for an oil company and he is currently assigned to Malaysia.  His Granddaughter Jennifer is a teacher working in London.  Only one Grandchild remains in County Down.  Martine Fulcher continues to live in Tullaree near her widowed mother Maureen O’Prey. 

Catherine Tierney, another grand aunt, died on December 29, 1943 in Brooklyn.  Catherine’s granddaughter, also named Catherine Tierney, occasionally calls my brother Ray with inquiries about pictures of her mother.  A grand Uncle Dick never married, returned to Ireland, and died in February 1936.  My grand Aunt Minnie McCahey raised a family in Brooklyn.  Her son John exemplified what life in America could mean for the next generation.  John McCahey fought as an officer in the Third Army under George Patton.  He used to boast of being the personal target of a legendary tongue-lashing from the acerbic commander in World War II.  He used the subsequent GI benefits to attend St. John’s Law School.  Ultimately, he retired from the New York City Police Department as the second highest ranking uniformed officer.  As happenstance would have it, the last time we were in contact with him was at my father’s funeral.  My brother Ray had maintained some conversation with the McCaheys until Ray himself moved to Maui. 

Another grand Uncle, Henry, died in November 1966 in Detroit, Michigan.  Finally, my grand Aunt Lizzie died on December 16, 1959 in New York City.  The Irish born generation of my grandfather scattered throughout Ireland, England and America because they, for the most part, could not find gainful employment in the home they loved 

That generation of nine children dispersed in America and yet somehow remained focused on County Down.  Never having met my own grandfather, I have only what my father has written about him or what my Aunt Helen has reported.  Not one of that generation emerged from the ranks of unskilled laborers.  Few provided the economic stability and security to make their families comfortable.  Patrick and his brothers became interested in the International Workers of the World while they were miners.  His membership card is still among the family papers. 

The five brothers recognized the exploitation and inhumanity of capitalism in its unbridled form.  Unions became very important to them and especially to Patrick’s widow, my grandmother Lizzie.  I heard a story told by a close friend’s father about my grandmother while she was a housekeeper in a hotel.  During a strike, she used to hide in the linen closet in ambush for scabs.  When one entered in search of clean linens or sheets, Lizzie would hammer her over her head with the heel of her shoe. 

For all the O’Preys of my grandfather’s era hard labor seemed a daily task, but it never added up to social progress.  There was never enough left over to invest in property or for that matter education.  It fell upon my father’s generation to develop into property owners in America and to stress the importance of education and employable skills for their children.  In this process, the Immigrants’ Son saw a world different from my father’s. 

My generation could examine options that lay open to Dick O’Prey only through civil service.  Residential stability, a commodious dinner table, a comfortable loving home, a predictable future, an education acquired in Catholic schools, all conspired to open new doors to my generation.  What may have occurred without those underpinnings is only idle speculation. My generation has an unredeemable debt to the heroic sacrifices and personal examples set by the immigrants who forged a new life on America’s shores.