Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
She must be Julia Sheehan
in 1901 census, widow, age 77 (born 1824), with an unmarried dau Bridget, age 40 (born 1861).
The census lists Julia as illiterate ("cannot read"), while Bridget is listed as "read" only (not write). This would be surprising if this is her, given the family tree information she had (see below), but it could be an entirely oral tradition. Also note she did not write to The O'Rahilly herself. Rather Michael Warren interviewed her and wrote to The O'Rahilly.
Julia was alive in 1906.
She provided Michael Warren with core information on family tree for The O'Rahilly's research.
Warren visited her in 1906 to get information. See [P102/207(4)] and [P102/207(6)].
She must be Julia Sheehan who died Maulykeavane, 10 Dec 1910, age 84 (born 1826) [GROI], "widow of a farmer", death reported by grandson Dan Carroll.
Michael and Julia had issue:
In 1911 census, Bridget seems to be a middle-aged "domestic servant" ("cannot read") in house of (her sister) Julia Sheehan and Michael Carroll.
She must be same as:
born 1861 or 1862, Co.Kerry,
dau of Michael Sheehan, farmer,
she is listed at mar as farmer, of [illegible, looks a bit like "Gibraltar"],
mar 9 Feb 1888, Rathmore RC church [GROI] to Michael Carroll [born 1858 or 1862, Co.Kerry, son of David Carroll, farmer],
he is listed at mar as farmer, of Lyreatouig, beside Maulykeavane (see map),
mar wit by Mary Sheehan and Patrick Sheehan,
they are listed as of Maulykeavane at children's bapts 1890-95, he is "farmer",
one reading of son's bapt 1891 says "Gibraltar", (todo) see original,
they are listed at Maulykeavane in 1901 census, he is farmer, they have 2 teenage servants called Spillane (one farm servant, one domestic servant),
they are listed at Maulykeavane in 1911 census, he is farmer, they have 2 "servants" who look like middle-aged relatives (John Sheehan, Bridget Sheehan),
she must be the Julia Sheehan
in 1901 census, widow, farmer, age 70 (born 1831),
with two unmarried sons Jerry (age 31, born 1870)
and John (age 28, born 1873),
Michael Warren in [P102/207(2)] says that "Jerry Sheehan" of Maulykeavane is nephew (not son) of Julia Rahilly, i.e. it seems John Sheehan is brother of Michael Sheehan,
Warren also says Jerry Sheehan is brother of Patt Sheehan,
she must be
Julia Sheehan who
died Maulykeavane, 10 May 1910, age 84 (born 1826)
death reported by son John,
though listed as "married", "wife of farmer", not widow,
John and Julia had issue:
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