I am researching the family of William Castle(s) and Mary Delahunt and would be interested in finding additional information.The family lived in the area between Brittas Bay and Dublin during the late 1800s / early 1900s.
WILLIAM CASTLES(abt 1843–1887) son of Peter Castles and Easter Beakey
MARY DELAHUNT (abt 1835 – 1912)daughter of SYLVESTER DELAHUNT
Children of WILLIAM CASTLES and MARY DELAHUNT are:
* JOHN CASTLE, b. County Wicklow, Ireland; d. Abt. 1937, Newark, New Jersey
* SYLVESTER CASTLE, b. Abt. 1858, County Wicklow, Ireland; d. Abt. 1940, Newark, New Jersey.
* WILLIAM CASTLES, b. Abt. 1863, Castletimon Hill, County Wicklow, Ireland; d. June 16, 1926, Newark, New Jersey
* MARY CASTLE, b. June 16, 1864, Ballynacarrig, Dunganstown, County Wicklow, Ireland
* PETER CASTLE, b. Abt. 1865, County Wicklow, Ireland; d. February 25, 1929, Newark, New Jersey.
* MARGARET CASTLE, b. May 15, 1867, County Wicklow, Ireland; d. April 16, 1938, Newark, New Jersey.
* THOMAS CASTLESb. August 3, 1868, Dunganstown, County Wicklow, Ireland; d. Abt. 1970, County Wicklow, Ireland
* ELIZA CASTLE, b. Abt. 1875, County Wicklow, Ireland
Research in Brian Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead (Vol II South East Wicklow) turned up the following information that may prove useful to someone researching families in the same area.
DELAHANT, Elizabeth.Five memorials:
a) Here lieth the body / of Elizabeth Delahant / who departed this / life June the 7th 1773/ aged 33 years / also Richard Delehunt who departed this life / the 27th of December 1811 / aged 75 years.
b) Erected / by/ S. V. Delahunt / in memory of his father Thomas Delahunt / who died 14th January 1892 aged 48 years / also for his mother Catherine Delahunt / who died 17th May 1898 aged 54 years / and his brother / Thomas Delahunt/ who died 27th December 1877 aged 2 years.
c) In loving memory of / Michael Delahunt died in Almeida U. S. A. / July 1883 aged 47 years / John Delahunt died 12th April 1886/ aged 39 years / Catherine Dleahunt died 12th April 1890 / aged 76 years / Sylvester Delahunt died 21st July1894 / aged 85 years / Arthur Delahunt died 14th June 1903 / aged 50 years/ Henry Delahunt died 4th March 1904 / aged 61 years/ Catherine Mary Delahunt / died 20th April 1918 / aged 2 years / Martha Delahunt died 19th October 1926/ aged 73 years / Mary Delahunt died 26th Dec 1926aged 79 years / Sylvester P. Delahunt died 21st September 1930 aged 20 years / Sylvester Delahunt died 4th May 1832 aged 75 years / Catherine Delahunt died 9th April 1834 aged 75 years/Erected by Sylvester Delehunt Furze Ditch.(Details of the following interment have not yet been added to the above headstone: “ DELAHUNT (nee Higgins) (Dublin and Wicklow) – October 5th 1974 at 22 Longford terrace, Monkstown, Elizabeth, relict of Sylvester Delahunt, late Furze Ditch, Wicklow, mother of Fr. Eugene, O.P., and Sr. M. Eucharia O.P.: deeply regretted by her sons, daughter, daughters-in-law, sister, grandchildren and great grandchildren R.I.P. (precis) funeral after 12.30 mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Brittas Bay on Sunday 6th October”.Quotation from Dublin daily papers.This note is added because it is possible that the above will be the last interment in this section of the graveyard.
d) Erected by / Mr. Michael Delahunt / in memory of his beloved wife Elizabeth / who departed this life October the 20th 1821 / aged 32 years / also his son Thomas died July 29th 1835 / aged 22 years / also his son Michael Delahunt who / departed this life on the 21st October / 1867 aged 57 years / also the above named Michael Delahunt / who departed this life the 26th of March 1870 aged 92 years,
e) Here lieth the body of Silvester Delehunt who / departed this life May 17th / 1809 aged 63 years also his / wife Mary died ditto (sic) aged 53 years.
DELAHUNT, Sylvester.Erected / by / Mary Castles / Ballincarrig / in memory of her father / Sylvester Delahunt / who died March 28th 1880 aged 85.