My family tree
I have been researching my family tree since 1984,
this started in 1983 when I started
researching the history of the
Thomond motor car
that my grandfather built.
How to read my narrative family trees:
The format I am using is
a hypertext version of the Burke's Peerage narrative format.
Basically, to move around the tree
you click on the names in bold.
I descend from the following families.
This tree is not yet fully online:
These trees are fully online:
- Flanagan of Co.Dublin
- Collins of Crumlin, Co.Dublin
- Stack of Co.Kerry
- O'Callaghan of Co.Kerry
- O'Mara of Limerick
- Pigott of Limerick city
- Ebrill of Limerick city
- Gould of Limerick city
- Cashel (or Cashell) of Co.Kerry
- Kickham of Mullinahone, Co.Tipperary
- O'Rahilly (or Rahilly, or O'Rahilly "Fionn", or The O'Rahilly) of Sliabh Luachra (and Ballylongford and Dublin)
- O'Sullivan (or Sullivan) of Meentoges, Co.Kerry
- McEllistrem of Ballylongford, Co.Kerry
- McCarthy of Ardfert, Co.Kerry
- Mangan of Shanagolden, Co.Limerick
- Nolan of Waterpark, Shanagolden, Co.Limerick
- Donovan of Lisgordan, Shanagolden, Co.Limerick
- Ryan (Ryan "Tim" or Ryan "Cadea") of Newross, Co.Tipperary
One gateway ancestor
My probable connection with the World family tree.
son of George Cashel,
descendant of Edward III.
is my gateway ancestor
(my possible connection to the World family tree).
I descend through
George Cashel from:
If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel,
then I descend from the following families:
- Goddard of Wiltshire
- Mullins of Burnham House, Co.Kerry
- Rowan of Co.Kerry
- Fitzgerald of Dunmaniheen, Killorglin, Co.Kerry.
- Conway of Castle Conway, Killorglin, Co.Kerry
- Spring of Lavenham, Suffolk, and of Co.Kerry
- Browne of Awney, Co.Limerick
- Denny of Tralee Castle, Co.Kerry
- Roper, Viscount Baltinglass
- Nugent, Baron Delvin
- Lynne of Southwick Hall, Northamptonshire
- Kirkham of Northamptonshire
- Forrest of Morborne, Cambridgeshire
- And many other families that
my wife also descends from.
Hence I have separated these as
our common family tree.
include a Royal Descent.
Our common relations.
- My grandfather:
- My great-grandfather:
- My great-grandmother:
- My great-great-grandfather:
- My great-great-great-grandfather:
- My blood relations (i.e. we both descend from a common ancestor):
- My blood relations (unproven):
- My in-laws:
- What is an in-law?
It means they are not a blood relation - there is no common ancestor.
Both of you exist on separate trees which are tied at some point by marriage.
We define a 1st-order in-law as meaning that there are
just 2 separate trees, tied together by one marriage
- a blood relation of yours and a blood relation of theirs married.
If there were any children, then people exist who are blood relations of both of you in common.
- A 2nd-order in-law would mean there are 3 trees,
tied together by 2 marriages, and so on.
Allowing n'th-order in-laws, probably anyone on the planet
can be connected to anyone else.
- So we will restrict ourselves to listing 1st-order in-laws.
And not even all of them -
e.g. the entire Royal Houses of Europe
are already known 1st-order in-laws of mine
(not just that - they are 1st-order in-laws of
every single blood relation of mine in all of my family trees).
So we will restrict ourselves to much closer sub-categories:
- My grand-uncle:
- My only non-Catholic ancestor:
My father's family
had a telephone in 1898.
My mother's family
had a telephone in 1905.
My most recent non-Irish ancestors
I have no proven non-Irish ancestors.
Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert
is my ancestor,
then my most recent non-Irish ancestors are:
- Up to 1736:
I have ancestors in England.
Capt. Thomas Goddard
was born in Wiltshire around 1715.
He came to Ireland with the Army in 1736
and married and stayed.
Possibly my most recent English ancestral home:
Capt. Thomas Goddard
Rev. Thomas Goddard
was Rector of this church 1708 to 1731.
Capt. Thomas Goddard left England for Ireland in 1736.
"Stadfadsa feasta - is gar dom éag gan mhoill
ó treascradh dragain Leamhan, Léin is Laoi;
rachad 'na bhfasc le searc na laoch don chill,
na flatha fá raibh mo shean roimh éag do Chríost."
"I will stop now - my death is hurrying near
now that the warriors of the Laune, Lein and Lee are destroyed;
I will follow the beloved among heroes to the grave,
those princes under whom were my ancestors before the death of Christ."
- Deathbed poem (est c.1730) of
Aodhagán Ó Rathaille,