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My ancestors - McEllistrem - Contents

Michael McEllistrem

Michael McEllistrem.
On back is date 1929, though he looks too young for that to be date of photo.
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Courtesy of Helen Bambury.

Michael McEllistrem,
"Mikey Mac", born 1860.
He wit his sister's mar 1892.
He ran family business on Main St, Ballylongford, Co.Kerry.
He is listed there with his mother in 1901 census, he is "farmer", unmarried.
[P106/170] is letter of 11 Apr 1910 from "M. McEllistrem", Ballylongford, to Anno.
He is listed in [Census, 1911], at Main Street, Ballylongford, listed as "farmer", unmarried. There are 7 out-buildings attached to the house - 2 stables, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 dairy and 1 fowl house.
He is listed as "farmer", living Ballylongford, at mar 1913.

He mar 15 Nov 1913 [him age 53, her age 27], Croagh [NOT Croak], Croagh par, Co.Limerick [GROI]
to Ellen Dee [Helena, born 1886, dau of Michael Dee, farmer].
She is listed as "farmer", living Croagh, Co.Limerick, at marriage.
They met summer 1913. She rejected younger boyfriend for him. Her family not happy.
Mar cert shows her father is dead.

He ran McEllistrem business and farm. Exported hay to England in WWI.
Listed as "farmer" of Ballylongford at son's birth 1917 and at death and children's marriages.
He died Ballylongford, 28th Feb 1930, age 70 yrs [GROI],
bur Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford.
She died Main St, Ballylongford, 27th July 1979, age 93 yrs [GROI],
bur Lislaughtin Abbey.
Michael and Ellen had issue:

  1. Alice McEllistrem, mar Tom Bambury and had issue.

  2. Richard McEllistrem,
    adopted spelling "McEllistrum",
    mar Maudie Fitzmaurice and had issue:

    1. Helen McEllistrum,
      mar 1stly to --- Cragg and had issue:
      1. Phillip Cragg, had issue:
        1. Shankly Cragg.
        2. Mishka Cragg.
      mar 2ndly to Gwyn Lewis and had issue:
      1. Christopher Lewis.
      2. Clare Lewis, had issue:
        1. Tyler Lewis.

    2. Mary McEllistrum, mar Leonard Albert Sparkes and had issue:
      1. Katherine Louise Sparkes, had issue:
        1. Olivia Mary Sparkes.
        2. Ben Prior.
      2. Richard McEllistrum.

    3. Richard McEllistrum, mar Kathleen Tarrant and had issue:
      1. Thomas McEllistrum.
      2. Lucy McEllistrum.
      3. Joseph McEllistrum.
    4. Eamon McEllistrum.

  3. Michael McEllistrem, mar Catherine Kennelly and had issue:
    1. Michael McEllistrim (thus spelt), mar Eileen O'Connor and had issue:
      1. Elaine McEllistrim.
      2. Conor McEllistrim.
    2. Tim McEllistrem, mar Catherine Culahane and had issue:
      1. Mary McEllistrem.
      2. Michael McEllistrem.
      3. Cáit McEllistrem.
      4. Anna McEllistrem.
      5. Tadhg McEllistrem.
    3. Helen McEllistrem, mar Maurice Lane and had issue:
      1. Catherine Lane.
      2. Margaret Lane.
      3. Daniel Lane.
    4. Richard McEllistrem, mar Mary Murphy and had issue:
      1. Brian McEllistrem.
      2. Sarah McEllistrem.
    5. Maurice McEllistrem, mar Patricia Walsh.

"Birdie" O'Rahilly in a letter of 1916 rather prematurely says that Michael McEllistrem is "dying".

McEllistrem grave, Lislaughtin Abbey.
Photo 2006. See full size.

Ellen Dee with her children Richard, Michael and Alice, c.1923.
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Courtesy of Helen Bambury.
See also scan of the copy printed in [McAuliffe, vol.1, 2011, p.65].

Alice McEllistrem (left) and her brother Michael at the old shop in Ballylongford, c.1930s.
From [McAuliffe, vol.1, 2011, p.65].
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