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Agnes Cashel.
Photo in Limerick. See full size.




David Sheahan, bapt 13 Feb 1846.
He is listed as shopkeeper (his father's business), living Buttevant, NC Co.Cork, at marriage 1870.
He mar 1870, Buttevant par, to Agnes Cashel [bapt 21 Sept 1838].
Living Buttevant at son's birth and bapt 1871. He is "pawn-broker".

Master of Mallow workhouse:
He became Master of Mallow workhouse, 1 mile N of Mallow, Co.Cork. Family lived at Mallow workhouse. Master's quarters were in the centre of the main accommodation block.
He sp the baptism of Kathleen Cashel at Mallow in May 1872.
He is listed as Master of Mallow workhouse at children's births 1872 to 1876.

Master of Limerick workhouse:
He became Master of Limerick workhouse, Farranshonemore townland, Limerick city. Family lived at the workhouse. Children born at the workhouse.
Listed as Master of Limerick workhouse at children's births 1878 to 1884. Family living at the workhouse.
Listed as Master of Limerick workhouse in [Slater's Directory, 1881].
He is listed as Master, Limerick Union, in [Thom's] 1883 and 1884.
He is listed in [1885 Register of Electors] as living in master's rooms at Workhouse, Farranshonemore, Limerick.

He gave evidence in a controversy about the death of an elderly blind woman, Margaret Bourke, at the workhouse in Apr 1886. Her hands were tied by a nurse after she fell out of bed. She was found dead with her hands tied. Two nurses were arrested for cruelty.
See Limerick Chronicle, 6th May 1886, and (partial copy) 8 May 1886.

He was Master when Dr. David Humphrys (later Humphreys) was doctor at the workhouse. (His grand-niece would marry Dr.David's son in 1929.)
He is listed as Master, Limerick Union, in [Ashe's Directory, 1891-92] and [Guy's, 1893].

He retired pre-1901.
Daughter's death shows they lived 1 Barrington Street, Limerick, in 1901.
They are listed at Barrington St, Limerick (see map) in [Census, 1901]. He is retired Workhouse Master. They have 1 servant living with them.
They are listed at 31 Frederick St, Limerick (now O'Curry St, see map) in [Census, 1911]. He is retired Workhouse Master. They have 1 servant living with them.
He is listed at 31 Frederick St, Limerick, in [Guy's, 1912].
He is listed as "Retired Workhouse Master" at his wife's death.

Agnes died 17 May 1919, at family home, 31 Frederick St, Limerick [GROI], age 80 yrs.
She was bur 20 May at Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick. Location: Lat. 115 Long. Yc.

David is listed as "Retired Union Master" at his death.
He died 24 Dec 1920, at his residence, 15 Barrington St, Limerick [GROI], age 74 yrs.
He was bur at Mount St. Lawrence cemetery with wife.
Their children stayed very much in contact with their 1st cousin Agnes O'Mara and her family. Eithne O'Mara recalled the unmarried Sheahan daughters as ending up rather dependent on their Cashel / O'Mara relations.
David and Agnes had issue:


  1. Michael Thomas Sheahan,
    born 27 Feb 1871, Buttevant, see birth in [GROI],
    bapt 6 Mar 1871 [Buttevant RC par records],
    would be after grandfather,
    died of meningitis, 1 Mar 1880, age 9 yrs, at Limerick Work House, where his father was Master,
    see entry in [GROI].


  2. George William Sheahan,
    born 19 June 1872, Workhouse, Mallow, see birth in [GROI],
    bapt 22 June 1872 [Mallow RC par records],
    would be after grandfather,
    died in infancy (there is another George),
    (todo) see death of George William Sheahan, [GROI], Mallow, 1872, age 0 (born 1872), vol 15 p 357.


  3. Cis Sheahan,
    Mary Agnes, would be after grandmother Mary Kickham,
    born 13 July 1873, Workhouse, Mallow, Co.Cork (where her father was Master) [GROI],
    bapt 17 July [Mallow RC par records],
    can't find her in 1901 census,
    living with parents in 1911 census,
    reported father's death 1920, living 15 Barrington St, Limerick,
    housekeeper, 39 Parnell Square (formerly Rutland Square), Dublin,
    died unmarried, 36 Eccles St, Dublin, 16th July 1925, age 52 yrs [grave, Glasnevin].


  4. David Sheahan,
    named after father,
    born David Joseph Sheahan, 3 Aug 1874, Workhouse, Mallow, Co.Cork (where his father was Master) [GROI],
    bapt 9 Aug [Mallow RC par records],
    can't find him in 1901 census,
    went to America, disappeared,
    going off to gold fields, "When I come back I'll be either rich or I'll be dead", never heard of again,
    wrote to his 1st cousin Kathleen Riordan, said was going to Alaska (where his uncle Edward Francis Cashel lived).


  5. Elizabeth Sheahan,
    Bessie, Bess, "Bee", after grandmother,
    born Elizabeth Mary Sheahan, 5 Oct 1875, Workhouse, Mallow, Co.Cork (where her father was Master) [GROI],
    bapt 10 Oct [Mallow RC par records],
    some sources have Elizabeth C.,
    can't find her in 1901 census,
    can't find her in 1911 census,
    reported mother's death 1919, living 31 Frederick St, Limerick,
    worked in England,
    after WW2 she came to her 1st cousin Agnes O'Mara's house in Killiney, Co.Dublin and stayed on,
    she outlived her cousin Agnes, who died at Killiney in 1958,
    Bee was confined to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Rochestown Ave, Dun Laoghaire, at time of death,
    died unmarried, 6th [mass card] or 7th [grave] Mar 1960, age 84 yrs,
    bur with her cousin Agnes in Glasnevin.


  6. George Sheahan,
    second George, after grandfather,
    born George Edward Sheahan, 28 Nov 1876, Workhouse, Mallow, Co.Cork (where his father was Master) [GROI],
    bapt 3 Dec 1876 [Mallow RC par records],
    at home in Limerick in 1901 census, listed as "excise officer", unmarried,
    went to England, lost contact with the family,
    he is "George Edward Sheahan", age 34, born Mallow, listed in [UK census, 1911] as single, "Customs Excise Clerk", and a lodger at 17 Regent St, Lancaster, Lancashire (see map),
    (todo) see death of George E. Sheahan, 4th qr 1953, [GRO.UK] age 79 (born 1874), Manchester district, 10e 60.


  7. Joseph Patrick Sheahan,
    born Joseph Sheahan, 15 Mar 1878, Limerick workhouse (where his father was now Master),
    see birth in [GROI],
    died of whooping cough and bronchitis, 12 Apr 1879, age 1 yr, at Limerick Work House, where his father was Master,
    see entry in [GROI].


  8. Joseph Sheahan,
    second Joseph, born "Joseph Zavier" Sheahan, 22 Nov 1880, Limerick workhouse, see birth in [GROI],
    bapt 23 Nov 1880 [St.Munchin's RC par records, Limerick city],
    died pre-1911 (according to 1911 census).
    He is NOT Patrick Joseph Sheahan who died Limerick, 2nd qr 1881 [GROI].


  9. Agnes Sheahan,
    named after mother, Agnes Gertrude, "Ag", "Agg", "Aggie",
    born Agnes Mary Gertrude Sheahan, 11 Nov 1882, Limerick workhouse (where her father was Master) [GROI],
    bapt 16 Nov [St.Munchin's RC par records, Limerick city],
    living with parents in 1901 census,
    she is "Agnes Mary Sheahan" who is listed at 42 Haddington Rd, Dublin, in [Census, 2 April 1911], she is listed as "visitor", occupation "Draper", age 28, single, born Limerick,
    she went to England, worked in big London store, poss. Selfridges,
    she came back to Ireland when retired,
    also lived with the O'Mara's at Killiney,
    died unmarried, 8th May 1964 [mass card], age 81 yrs, bur Glasnevin.

    There is poss. some Sheahan connection with the von Trapp family, poss. one of them went over as a governess.


  10. Kate M. Sheahan,
    born Catherine Mercy Sheahan, 20 Sept 1884, Limerick Work House [mother age 46],
    see entry in [GROI],
    bapt Catherine, 22 Sept 1884 [St.Munchin's RC church, Limerick city],
    living with parents at 1 Barrington Street, Limerick in [Census, 31 Mar 1901], age 16,
    she died at home, 1 Barrington Street, Limerick, 14 Apr 1901, age 16 yrs, of struma,
    see entry in [GROI].





Unidentified photo in Lavelle family papers.
Wonder if this is the Sheahans.
See full size.


   
Elizabeth Sheahan ("Bee").
(Left) From mass card.
(Right) Pre-1948. From this picture.



Elizabeth Sheahan ("Bee") with Nuala Duggan.
See full size.



Ag Sheahan, Killiney, 1927. See full size.



Elizabeth Sheahan ("Bee") on the grave of her 1st cousin Agnes O'Mara (née Cashel), Glasnevin.
In later years she had lived with Agnes and her family.
Photo 2006. See full size and original.
Photo courtesy of Richard Humphreys.




Mallow workhouse



Mallow workhouse on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern satellite view.


  

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