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Enraght

Locally pronounced as either "Enratt" or "Enright".

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Ballyane House, near Shanagolden, Co.Limerick.




William Enraght,
mar Agnes ----,
[Lindsay family tree] says he was of "Ballyanne House, Shanagolden",
this is Ballyane House, near Shanagolden, Co.Limerick,
note the Enraght family was gone from Ballyane by 1833,
had issue:


  1. Catherine Enraght, born 1760,
    mar pre-1788 to Joseph Lindsay [born 1759, Protestant] and had issue.


  2. William Enraght, born est c.1765,
    "Black Bill",
    he was Protestant,
    mar Mary Looney [a Catholic],
    the children were apparently born Protestant but Mary later tried to convert them to Catholicism,
    he was postmaster of Shanagolden,
    lived Main St, Shanagolden,
    "Enraght" is listed as postmaster at Shanagolden for 1816-17 [ Finance Accounts of Ireland, 1817, p.62],
    "Enraght" is listed as postmaster at Shanagolden for 1819-20 [Finance Accounts of the United Kingdom, 1820, Vol. X, p.174],
    he passed on information to the authorities about local subversive activities,
    there was an attack on his house in Sept 1821, during the Agrarian Rebellion of 1821-1824 [Donnelly, 2009],
    "Enraght" is listed as postmaster at Shanagolden for 1825-26 [Finance Accounts of the United Kingdom, 1825-26, Vol. XIX, p.227],
    "Enraght" is listed as postmaster at Shanagolden for 1826-27 [Finance Accounts of the United Kingdom, 1826-27, Vol. XIV, p.221],
    he died at Shanagolden, 1843, age est c.78 yrs,
    see death of William Enraght, postmaster, Shanagolden, reported in Limerick Chronicle, 14 June 1843,
    the Enraght house was later purchased by "Porridge" O'Brien,
    had issue:


    1. Catherine Enraght, Kate,
      mar 1818 (his 1st wife) to Patrick "Porridge" O'Brien [born 18 Mar 1798, Catholic] and had issue.

    2. Margaret Enraght,
      born 8 Jan 1789,
      mar 20 Oct 1824 [Shanagolden RC par records] (his 2nd wife) to Patrick "Porridge" O'Brien [born 18 Mar 1798, Catholic] and had issue.
      Marriage witnessed by Rev. Thomas Enraght and Edmond Fletcher.

    3. Tom Enraght,
      became Catholic.
      He might be Rev. Thomas Enraght who witnessed (his sister) Margaret's wedding 1824.
      Rev. Thomas Enraght was apparently from Shanagolden, and was a Catholic priest at St.Mary's RC church, Limerick, as at 1831-35.
      See History of Barrington's Hospital.
      See Freemans Journal, July 20, 1835.

    4. George Enraght,
      must be George Enraght of Shanagolden who registered his sister Anne's death 1874.

    5. James Enraght.
    6. Dorcas Enraght.

    7. Anne Enraght, born 1801,
      mar 1822 to her 1st cousin Joseph Lindsay [bapt 1800, Protestant] and had issue.


  3. George Enraght,
    mar 31 July 1798 to Eliza Connel,
    possibly lived Chapel St, Tarbert, Co.Kerry.


  4. --- Enraght,
    had issue:

    1. Mary Enraght, born est c.1815,
      [Donovan, 2010] says she is 1st cousin of Porridge's first two wives,
      mar 5 Aug 1839 [Shanagolden RC par records] (his 3rd wife) to Patrick "Porridge" O'Brien [born 18 Mar 1798, Catholic] and had issue.
      Marriage wit by Denis Madagan and Joanna Connell. Note says marriage dispensation needed "due to affinity".





Enraght listed as postmaster at Shanagolden in 1816-17.
From Finance Accounts of Ireland, 1817, p.62.



The death of William Enraght, postmaster at Shanagolden, in 1843.
From Limerick Chronicle, 14 June 1843.








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