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John McCoy

"Margaret M'Coy" listed as grocer and spirit dealer at Glin in [Bassett's, 1880-81].

John McCoy,
born 1838 or 1840,
of Glin, Co.Limerick,
mar 1859 to Margaret Patt [born 1840],
he ran pub and shop, Main St, Glin, Co.Limerick,
he is described as "shopkeeper" and "grocer" at children's births,
listed as "grocer" at death,
he died 10 Dec 1874, Glin, of dysentery, age 34 yrs [GROI] or age 36 yrs [grave], death reported by wife,
bur Kilfergus Cemetery, near Glin (written on parents' gravestone).

"Margaret M'Coy" is listed as grocer and spirit dealer at Glin in [Bassett's, 1880-81], there is also a "John M'Coy", grocer and spirit dealer,
Margaret is mentioned as living Glin in 1881 letter and 1886 letter,
"Margaret McCoy" listed as "grocer" and "vintner" at Glin in [Ashe's Directory, 1891-92], there is also a "John McCoy" listed as "grocer" and "vintner" and "baker",
Margaret McCoy listed as grocer and vintner at Glin in [Guy's, 1893],
"Mrs. McCoy" is listed as one of the chief mourners at Thomas Francis Rahilly's funeral 1899,
Margaret is listed as widow in Glin village in [Census, 1901], she is listed as "shopkeeper (spirits)", her children referred to as "vintner's son" and "vintner's daughter",
John is listed as grocer, deceased, at his dau Margaret's mar 1903,
Margaret apparently fl 1921, when her widowed sister Mary Barrett came to live with her after her house was burnt,
had issue:

  1. Mary McCoy,
    bapt 2 Mar 1861 [Glin RC par records], sp Patrick McCoy and Bridget Patt,
    must have died young (there is another Mary).

  2. Patrick McCoy,
    bapt 3 Feb 1862 [Glin RC par records], sp Patrick McCoy and Sarah McCoy,
    must have died young (there is another Patrick).

  3. Elizabeth McCoy,
    born Co.Limerick,
    bapt 10 Oct 1863 [Glin RC par records], sp Patrick Culhane and Catherine McCoy,
    mar 19 Jan 1889 [St.Mary's RC church, Limerick] to Michael Fitzgerald and had issue.

  4. Mary McCoy,
    born 27 Nov 1865, Glin [LDS IGI],
    must have died in infancy (there is another Mary).

  5. Catherine McCoy,
    bapt 7 Dec 1867 [Glin RC par records], sp Timothy McCoy and Elizabeth Mulvihill,
    though [LDS IGI] thought born 12 Dec 1867, Glin,
    Presentation Nun, "Sister Mary Ursula",
    she sp bapt of her niece Catherine Fitzgerald, 1894,
    died 6 Feb 1896, age 28 yrs [mass card].

  6. Mary McCoy,
    born 17 June 1870, Glin,
    she would be "Maria McCoy" who sp bapt of her nephew John Fitzgerald 1895,
    she would be Mary McCoy who wit mar of her sister 1903,
    she is listed as shopkeeper, living Castleconnell, Co.Limerick, at mar,
    mar 7 Jan 1905, Castleconnell RC church, to Patrick Scanlan [Patrick Alfred Scanlan, also listed as just "Alfred Scanlan", born 1875, Co.Clare, son of Patrick Scanlan],
    see mar entry in [GROI], wit Patrick Smith and Kathleen McCoy,
    at mar he is listed as mason, of "Ganonboy, Killaloe" (must be Garraunboy, Killaloe, Co.Clare),
    he is listed as "Scanlan" in census and other records, though GAA son apparently went as "Scanlon",
    they lived Castleconnell,
    he is listed as "shopkeeper", Castleconnell, at children's births 1905-09,
    see them listed on Main St, Castleconnell, in 1911 census, he is "Builder",
    listed as "publican", Castleconnell, at children's births 1911-13,
    had issue:

    1. Paddy Scanlon, famous Limerick hurler,
      Patrick, Pádraig Ó Scanláin, apparently went as "Scanlon",
      born 13 Oct 1905, Castleconnell, see entry in [GROI],
      he was hurling goalkeeper,
      played for Ahane club and for Limerick county,
      with Limerick he won All-Ireland Hurling Championship twice - 1936 and 1940,
      died Castleconnell, 1977, age 72 yrs.

    2. John Scanlan,
      Jack, "John J.A." in 1911 census,
      born 4 Feb 1907, Castleconnell, see entry in [GROI].

    3. Maureen Scanlan,
      she would be "Margaret Mary Scanlan", born 9 Feb 1909, Castleconnell, see entry in [GROI],
      mar --- Shanahan and had issue:
      1. Pat Shanahan.

    4. Norah Scanlan,
      born 24 Feb 1911, Castleconnell, see entry in [GROI],
      "Nora Elizabeth" in 1911 census,
      mar John Kelly and had issue:
      1. Breda Kelly.
      2. Colette Kelly.

    5. Breda Scanlan [Bridget],
      born "Bridget Teresa Scanlan", 15 Mar 1913, Castleconnell, see entry in [GROI],
      mar --- O'Dwyer [of Cork].

  7. Patrick McCoy,
    Patrick Joseph, Pat, Paddy,
    born 23 Mar 1872, Glin [LDS IGI].

  8. Michael McCoy,
    bapt 28 Sept 1873 [Glin RC par records], sp Edward Dore and Catherine Culhane.

  9. Margaret McCoy, after mother,
    born 13 Dec 1874, Glin [GROI],
    born at the McCoy house, Main St, Glin, Co.Limerick,
    born 3 days after her father's death,
    though listed as bapt 12 Dec 1874 [Glin RC par records], sp Edward Dore and Bridget Dore,
    she sp bapt of her niece Margaret Fitzgerald 1890 and her nephew Maurice Fitzgerald 1892,
    listed as living Castleconnell, Co.Limerick, at mar,
    mar 17th Nov 1903, Castleconnell, Co.Limerick [GROI] to Eugene O'Sullivan [born 19 Oct 1872] and had issue.


Margaret McCoy listed as grocer and vintner at Glin in [Guy's, 1893].

Mass card of Catherine McCoy ("Sister Mary Ursula") and her sister Elizabeth McCoy, who both died young in 1896.
See full size.
Courtesy of Mary McCoy.

Paddy Scanlon, the hurler

1936 All-Ireland hurling final.
Paddy Scanlon was the goalkeeper for Limerick.
He won the first of his two All-Irelands.
Limerick are solid colour (green). Kilkenny are stripes.

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