I am seeking information regarding the whereabouts of several sons unknown to me by name, of Michael Carroll and Marcella Kenny. Michael died about 1865 and a relative in America sent for the children to come to America. Marcella probably died in childbirth in 1860 when their son James Francis was born. The family was living next to Catherine Kenny in Griffiths Valuation and there was a John Carroll nearby also. A son Michael was sent back to Ireland because he had TB and at age 20 died in the Byrnes home in Treel [just across the road] There was a brother Anthony and a sister Ann who when all the children were grown entered the Sisters of Charity. There were surposed to be seven children in all with only one girl. Here are some notes made on the family.
NOTES CARROLL MADE IN COUNTY LONGFORD EARLY MAY 1989.
Carugeen Thomas Carroll – labor- children went to America – buried Aughairra Grave Yd. Widow Jen Carroll- son John Carroll – to America
Owen Kenny labor did succed by wife succeeded by their son Andy Kenny. Andy Kenny died succeed by son Pat who was hand loom weaver succeeded by son Pat who moved to Rathbone.
Mickey Carroll old Gleve – left no heir – (garden Lodge Foxhall)
Furey m Carroll son Pat.
Tax Rolls: ClygeenMicky Samill Smith a tin smith succeeded by his brother Jimmy who died unmarried Widow Catherine Kenny died succeed by her son Owen a laborer who died succeeded by his sister Biddy – who died unmarried – house by J. Boyese in Carthys field [son-in-law] Mick Carroll small farmer and blacksmith who died his family went to America – Thompson’s came into land
Tommy Carroll- mother died & to America
1869 – Anna Carroll – Carrigan died 9 May 1869 – Age 81
Ann Kennry daughter 15 Jan 1855 John Carroll & Kathleen Carty
Pat Furey & Son Tom & Mary Carroll born 3 March 1855
Bridget LanganBridget Kenny; James Langan & Jo Ann Kenny 20 May 1855
Bridget Kenny & daughter of John & Ann b. 13 August 1855
1856 John Carroll 16 May 1856 – parents not clear in book
1858 Anthony 21 Feb. 1858 to Michael & Marcella Kenny
1858 Anthnious P. Michael Carroll & Marcella Kenny [witnesses] S. Thomas Flood & Margetta Carroll
Parish of Legan Cladhgin, little ditch- This land lies in E. side of the parish and is bounded by the lands of Smithfield, Kilglase and Clonagh and Rockpeyton in this parish and Sleehaur Sankey land in Rathreigh Parish It is the property os Mr. Fox held by deed forever and contains 120 a . lr. Pp:, ? Kenny deaths 1855
Michael d July 20, 1855
Michael Flood d 20 July 1855 Maria Kenny d 6 Aug 1855 Anna Kenny d 25 August 1855 James Kenny d 30 August 1855
Deaths 1856 Edward Carroll 17 October 1856 Ann Kenny 16 May 1857 Laurence Carroll 6 Jan 1857 James Flood 20 June 1857 Rosa Kenny 15 Nove 1858 Margaret Kenny 12 Jan 1858 Michael Flood 18 Aug 1858
1860 Anna Kenny 12 Jan 1860 Pat 15 May 1860
1861 Maria Kenny 4 May 1861
1862 Ann Kenny 28 March 1862
1863 Anna Carroll 20 April Maria KennyAug 29
Michel Kenny of Culleen – Killen age 50
Michael Carroll of Clygeen – age 57 19 March 1865[This is our Michael Carroll]
Owen Kenny of Carrigeen 25 March 1865 age 46
Margaret Flood – Legan 1 June age 58
1866 James Carroll of Dauming 5 July age 93 years [about 2 miles from Clygeen] Bridget Carroll Dauming 24 Dec age 81
1887 Margaret Kenny Teneloguh 19 March 1867 age 35 Ann Kenny Dreming 21 March 1867 age 13 Pat Kenny 14 April 1867 age 45 John Carroll 25 Oct 1867 age 55
1868 Michael Carroll of Treel died 20 November 1867 age 20 [NOTE: according to Peter Byrnes this is a brother of James Francis, Anthony and Ann Carroll. He was denied entry and returned to Ireland. Peter said he arrived during a rain storm and was let into the house by his grandfather.He died 6 months after his return.
This pinpoints the arrival of the children in America as after the fathers death in March of 1865 and the date of Michael’s death . Oldest got T. B. sent home and died in Peter Byrnes house . About 16 years old It was 6 months before he died.[church records show him 20 years old]
1869 Bernard Kenny – Chillen 9 Apr 1869 age 70 years.
According to Peter Byrnes Mick Carroll m. a Gettings from Ballywater. 3 ½ miles up from Clygeen His sisters place Cloonbrin Michael drowned at her farm. Seven children and the mother died so to America. Mich Carroll and Peter’s grandfather “full first cousins” Peter age 90 and grandfather lived to be 100.
Baptisms – Parish of Ardah – Moydow p. 27 In 1796/ a Brigid Flood was christened parents Christy father & mother M Dillon
Michael Carroll – parish of Rathreagh Clontymullan 2 m. from Legan Carrigeen Anne origin Owen Kenny Andrew Kenny Brian Kenny – Killeen townland beside Clygeen Francis Kenny – Foxhall Michael Carroll Killeen Timothy Carroll Slehaun Sankey Mick Carroll Gortin ir (Legan) old townland- succeeded by daughter Margaret who died undmarrid (Aughnavaloug) Legan widown Morene – Tom Carroll, son-in-law went to Amercia He was succeeded by Mike Falanigan blacksmith – Still a blacksmith
1861 Takes land – 64 acres Mr. Bond Rockpeyton Parish of Kilglass beside Clygeen Andrew Carroll 1849 Carrbolla now Clygeen Land Lord takes to Court. Look for Fox papers in the National Library In high court 19 June 1849 up 1 Nov 1850 1849 Observation a cottier tenent no developments promised to pay have not done so will be brought forward in settlement of fact this month Four Courts Dublin look for papers of Mr. Fox
Thaddy Carroll – in Slyan Sankey near borders Clygeen 89 opbservations Fox Hall Estate p. 2
Research- Public Records Office Four Courts, Dublin
I went to the office and was granted a permit to do research. The first book I used was organized by county and listed by last name. In this book I found the following Carrol G-5 T- Moydow. This meant there were five Carrolls listed in Gfiffith’s general Valuateion of Tenenemnts and some in the Tithe Apploment Book There was also a Kenny listed in the same parish district. The Moydow was the barony or Civil district. Thae parish was Killashee. [this was determined through cross references] I then requested P. V. (Griffiths) Vol 19-3 The volume that covered Killashee. On page 16 which covered Cloonmore (later spelled with on “o”) I found a Michael Carroll, who was a tenent to a James Kenny. James Kenny leased a house office and land from fran[?] Hutchinson It was Area A-38-2-32 in June 1860 The Primary Valuation was begun in 1847 and completed in 1864. A few days later I went to the National Public Library on Kildare Street Their breakdown began at the Diocese level. I found Killashee to be in Cashel & Emitly Diocese. The records covered Templemore, Killen and and Clonmore It was microfilm reel P. 2492 – and covered Bapt Jan 10, 1836- Oct 28, 1849. On this reel were many Carrolls and Kennys. One baptism stood out because I remember Flood as the name of one family Pop listed. A James born to James Kenny and Catherine Flood, September 16, 1836. There was also a Michael Carroll who witnessed a baptism of a child named Ellen of Ed Cahill Note the next door to Michael in Clygeen was a Catherine Kenny. There was a Thomas of Michael Carroll & Mar[?] rest not readable born 1839 I believe this tape and that section in particular contained the records we are looking for.
1900 Census James F. Carroll white male born August 1860 gave age as 39 on 5 June 1900 said he had been married 8 years had 3 children 2 living Charles A. born 1894 age 6 and James E 1 year Feb 1849. He was born in Ireland and so where his parents. Elizabeth wife born September 1862, listed age as 32 [should have been 37] she was born in New York and list both her parents as coming from Ireland There was a Hester Kelly siter-in-law born August 1864 listed age as 36 in June was born in New York and his parents are listed as being born in Ireland.Hester was Elizabeth’s sister. James listed himself as being in America 36 years and immigrated in 1864. Stated he had been naturalized citizen 16 years which made him 23 at the time. His occupation was hair dealer they lived on Gates street. This was Borough of Brooklyn ward 23 Ed-39- line 88 Kings County, NY. Charles Augustine born 1894 sister Ella Marie [died but I have a picture of her at about a year] Naturalized 16 years in 1900 so must have been 23/24 at time and should have take place in 1883/84. Records should be in Kings Co. Court. Check records of St. Augustine. Church 6th Avenue and Sterling Place, Brooklyn where Charles Augustine Sr. was baptised and received his middle name. Told by Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Rene to check St. Patricks, Kent Avenue, Brooklyn as it might be where James and Elizabeth married.
From notes by Grandma Carroll.
James Francis Carroll born Aug 15th 1861 County Longford Ireland Brought to America at the age of 6 months by a sister who spent her life as a num in the St. James Convent Newark, N. J. Became a naturalized citizen at the age of 21 NOTE:WE know from the records from Ireland that Michael was living in 1865. Jimmy says on the census he came to this cournty about 1864, which is closer to the actual event but still a little early.