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Tobias Butler


Tobacco Lough, Scrahannagaur townland, Sneem, Co.Kerry.
From 1829 to 1842 map.

Tobias Butler,
born 1807.
"Tobias" in all records. "Theobald" in dau's death record.
See entry in tree by Belinda Williams.
See entry in tree by Terrence Donahoe.
Listed as of Waterville at mar 1832. (Could be the village not the house.)

He mar 30 April 1832 to Catherine Godfrey [Kate, of Milltown, Co.Kerry].
She must be related to Godfrey of Milltown.
They mar at Kilcolman CoI church, Co.Kerry.
Even though they married in CoI, their children in 1837-1839 were baptised Catholic.
There were meant to be some Butlers that for religious reasons converted from Protestantism to Catholicism. That must be what happened here.

At children's bapts 1837-1839 they are living Behaghane, Kilcrohane par, Iveragh Peninsula, Co.Kerry (near Caherdaniel, SE of Waterville, see map).
He was farmer.
Later lived near Sneem, Co.Kerry.
Admin says he was farmer, of "Tobacco Rock", Sneem. But there seems to be no such place.
Death cert says he died at "Scrahan".
There is a Tobacco Lough, in Scrahannagaur townland, NE side of Sneem. This must be where he lived.

Tobias dies, Apr 1873:
He died at "Scrahan" (would be Tobacco Lough, Scrahannagaur), 4 Apr 1873, age 66 yrs. See death cert from here.
Death cert says he is farmer, married. Death registered by Catherine Butler of "Scrahan".
See admin of estate of Tobias Butler, granted 28 June 1873 to Catherine, widow. From here.
Tobias and Catherine had issue:

  1. Arabella Butler.
    She was bapt 7 September 1837 [Caherdaniel RC par records]. Baptism is hard to read but it must be Arabella.
    She mar 1stly, 1858, Sneem, to Thomas Delahunty and had issue.
    Thomas was a policeman. See service record posted here.
    He died 1859. He was killed in the line of duty.
    She had issue by 1st husband:

    1. Theobald Delahunty,
      Tobias, born 1859.
      His mother went to Australia 1862. He was left with his Butler grandparents in Ireland.
      He mar Margaret Falvey and had issue.

    She mar 2ndly, July 1862, Sneem, to Patrick O'Shea and had issue.
    Patrick was also a policeman.
    They emigrated to Australia.
    Her death record in Australia says her parents are Theobald Butler and Kate Godfrey.

  2. Catherine Butler,
    bapt 22 September 1839 [Caherdaniel RC par records]. One of the sponsors is John Butler.
    She mar 1862, Sneem, to Hugh Breen.

Catholic baptism of Arabella Butler, 7 September 1837 [Caherdaniel RC par records].
From here.

Catholic baptism of Catherine Butler, 22 September 1839 [Caherdaniel RC par records].
From here.





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