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Dr. Thomas Crean

Crean grave, St Patrick's cemetery, Clonmel.
Not sure how many separate headstones there are, as opposed to different sides.
From by Eamonn Crowley. See here and here.

Dr. Thomas Crean,
Dr. Thomas Joseph Crean, Sr.,
born 1 Apr 1834.
He was a doctor, LRCSI, LRCPI, MD.
Doctor in Clonmel. General Practitioner.

He mar 1stly, 1860, to Clara Kickham [bapt 12 Jan 1834].
She was his cousin. Marriage entry seems to say "consanguineous".
Depending on whether there were two James Kickhams or one, she was either his 2nd cousin or 2nd cousin of his mother.
He is listed as physician, Queen St, Clonmel, at wife's death 1867.
Clara died 19 Jan 1867, Queen St, Clonmel, of cirrhosis of the liver [GROI], age 33 yrs.
She was bur Mullinahone, beside Kickham/Shee grave.
Dr. Thomas had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Richard Crean,
    Richard Joseph Crean,
    born 23 July 1862,
    bapt 29 July 1862 [SS Peter & Paul Parish, Clonmel], sp Gertrude Kickham, see image from here,
    he was solicitor in Clonmel,
    mar Lilla Bell [think NOT Cilla],
    lived Glenbrook, Co.Waterford (just outside Clonmel),
    he died 19 Dec 1907, age 45 yrs [grave], or 18 Dec [Cusack],
    bur Mullinahone, beside Kickham/Shee grave,
    see admin of his estate, granted 13 May 1908 to widow, from here,
    Lilla fl 1908,
    had issue:

    1. Thomas Crean.
    2. Clara Crean, lived Dublin.
    3. Charles Crean, went to Australia.
    4. Mary Crean, mar Dr. Collins [think of Celbridge, Co.Kildare].

Dr. Thomas is listed as MD, Clonmel, at 2nd mar.
He mar 2ndly, 2 Feb 1871, to Anastasia Cooney [Anastasia Agnes Cooney, born 20 Apr 1840, Ballinattin, Co.Tipperary, NOT Anastatia].
She was dau of Thomas Cooney, gentleman farmer, of Ballinattin, Mora par, Co.Tipperary.
She was living at mar at Ballinattin.
They mar apparently at her house, Ballinattin. See mar cert from here. Mar witnessed by Nicholas K. Shee.
[Maher, 1942] says Dr. Thomas was asked by a friend to match-make with Anastasia Cooney on the friend's behalf. He ended up marrying her himself.

Dr. Thomas was one of the Fenian's closest friends.
He was the model for "Arthur O'Connor" in Knocknagow (1873) and his 1st wife Clara Kickham was the model for "Mary Kearney".
Lived Upper Gladstone St, Clonmel.
Living Upper Gladstone St at son's death 1900.
He and Anastasia are listed in 1901 census at Upper Gladstone St, Clonmel. They have 2 servants.
They are listed in 1911 census at Upper Gladstone St, Clonmel. They have 2 servants.
His address is later described as Brighton Place, Clonmel. This is a row of fine buildings on Upper Gladstone St (see map) so this may be the same address as before.
Living Brighton Place, Clonmel, at death of son 1915.
He died Brighton Place, Clonmel, 4 Oct 1923, age 89 yrs. See death cert from here.
He was bur 6 Oct 1923, St Patrick's cemetery, Clonmel. See burial register, entry 3223.

Anastasia was living Brighton Place at death.
She died 16 Feb 1927, age 86 yrs.
She was bur 19 Feb 1927, St Patrick's cemetery, Clonmel. See burial register, entry 3512.
Dr. Thomas had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Mary J. Crean,
    Mary Josephine Conception Crean,
    born 15 Dec 1871, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary.
    She was at home in 1901 census, unmarried.
    She mar 1907 to Dr. Martin Cusack and had issue.

  2. Catherine A. Crean,
    Kathleen, Catherine Agnes Crean,
    born 31 Jan 1873, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary.
    She is at home in 1901 census, unmarried.
    Burial register gives her normal residence as family home, Brighton Place, Clonmel, but gives residence at death as 97 Leeson St, Dublin.
    She died unmarried, 26 Nov 1938, age 65 yrs.
    She was bur 29 Nov 1938, St Patrick's cemetery, Clonmel. See burial register, entry 4462.

  3. Clara Angela Crean,
    born 30 Apr 1874,
    died 7 Jan 1884, age 9 yrs,
    bur with Cooney grandparents at Gambonsfield (or Gammonsfield), Kilsheelan par, E of Clonmel (see old map).

  4. Eleanor Crean,
    Eleanor Madeline Crean,
    born 1875, Co.Tipperary.
    At home in 1901 and 1911 census, unmarried.
    At death living family home, Brighton Place, Clonmel.
    Died unmarried, 17 Sept 1953, age 78 yrs.
    She was bur 19 Sept 1953, St Patrick's cemetery, Clonmel. See burial register, entry 5940.

  5. Dr. Thomas Crean,
    Dr. Thomas Joseph Crean, Jr.,
    born 1877, Co.Tipperary.
    Doctor. B.A., M.D. (TCD).
    He was doctor at St.Joseph's Hospital. Clonmel, 1908-1950.
    He is at home with father in 1911 census. He is doctor, "General Practitioner", unmarried.
    "T.J. Crean", son, apparently registered father's death 1923. Living Brighton Place, Clonmel.
    Living 24 Upr Gladstone St, Clonmel, at death.
    He died unmarried, 26 Oct 1956, age 79 yrs.
    He was bur 28 Oct 1956, St Patrick's cemetery, Clonmel. See burial register, entry 6261.

  6. Charles Francis Crean,
    born 3 Sept 1878,
    died 12 Apr 1900, age 21 yrs, bur Clonmel cemetery.
    He was bur Apr 1900, St Patrick's cemetery, Clonmel. See burial register, entry 1067.

  7. Francis Crean,
    Francis Stanislaus Paul Crean, born 11 Feb 1880, Clonmel,
    doctor, M.D.,
    died unmarried, 24 Nov 1915, in London, age 35 yrs.
    He was bur 27 Nov 1915, St Patrick's cemetery, Clonmel. See burial register, entry 2417.

  8. Arthur Crean,
    died at birth, Nov 1882.


Brighton Place, on Upper Gladstone St, Clonmel.
Crean family home was here.
From street view.
See 2018 screenshot.

Glenbrook, Co.Waterford (just outside Clonmel), home of Richard Crean.
From 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern street view of N entrance.

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