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Cornelius Nolan, of Creeves



Creeves House.
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Cornelius Nolan,
Conn, Con, bapt 22 Aug 1876, Shanagolden, Co.Limerick.
"Cornelius Nolan, Ballyan" was at funeral of James Nolan 1897.
Listed as of Shanagolden at marriage.
He mar 1stly, 30 July 1899 [St.Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin] to his father's 1st cousin Teresa Nolan [born Aug 1868].
They had a second marriage ceremony, 31 July 1899 [Shanagolden RC par records], wit William Nolan and Catherine Nolan.
His mother re-married Sept 1899 to Teresa's older brother.

They lived Cloghanarold, just W of Rathkeale, Co.Limerick. This modern map shows Glenarold as the name of the location at Cloghanarold.
Not to be confused with Glensharrold in W Co.Limerick (see map).
They are listed in [Census, 1901] at Cloghanarold. He is "farmer". They have one domestic servant.

Lived Creeves House (also called Fort Anne), Creeves, Co.Limerick (some way E of Shanagolden, see map).
Creeves House (or Fort Anne) was an old landlord's house. Built by William Johnson in 1810. It was a big house, with a ballroom.
"Cornelius Nolan, Creeves House" is listed as grand-nephew of Margaret Nolan at her death 1903.
They are listed in [Census, 1911] at Creeves. He is "cattle dealer".
He is listed as "farmer" at wife's death.

Teresa died 3 July 1918, at her home, "Creave's House, Shanagolden", age 49 yrs.
Supposed to have died of ovarian cancer. Though transcript of death cert says she died of TB.
Funeral Fri 5 July 1918. She was bur "family burial place" at Knockpatrick, Co.Limerick.
See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 6 July 1918.
Cornelius had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Gretta Nolan, born 1900, Co.Limerick, listed in 1901 and 1911 census,
    Miss Gretta Nolan, of Creeves, is at her cousin Mary Nolan's funeral 1935,
    Miss G. Nolan is at her uncle Thomas Nolan's funeral 1936,
    had issue:
    1. Margaret Nolan (later Veronica Lynch).

  2. James Nolan,
    Jimmy, Jim, born 1901 or 1902, Co.Limerick, listed in 1911 census,
    James Nolan is at his uncle Thomas Nolan's funeral 1936,
    described as of Creeves at death,
    died 21 Nov 1984, age 83 yrs.

  3. Francis Nolan, born 1903, Co.Limerick, listed in 1911 census,
    Frank Nolan, of Creeves, is at his cousin Mary Nolan's funeral 1935,
    Frank Nolan is at his uncle Thomas Nolan's funeral 1936,
    described as of Creeves at death,
    died 27 Sept 1977, age 74 yrs.

  4. Patrick Nolan, Paddy, born Feb-Apr 1905, Co.Limerick,
    listed as age 6 in Apr 1911 census,
    described as of Creeves at death,
    died 9 Feb 1954, age 48 yrs.

  5. Thomas Nolan, Tom, born Apr 1906, Co.Limerick,
    listed as age 4 in Apr 1911 census,
    "poor little Tommie",
    died 11 Apr 1926, age 20 yrs.


Cornelius is listed at mother's funeral 1922.
At 2nd mar he is farmer, of Creeves.
He mar 2ndly, 16 September 1923, to Mary O'Brien [Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, bapt 13 March 1891].
They mar at Shanagolden. See mar cert from here.
Mary was dau of David O'Brien, farmer, and Bridgit Blackwell, of Kilcosgrave (or Kilcosgriff), SE of Shanagolden (near Dunmoylan, see map).
David O'Brien was son of Kennedy O'Brien of Kilcosgrave (born 1802, died 1865) who would be some relation of Kennedy O'Brien of Dunmoylan who died 1825.

Cornelius died 4 Apr 1933, age 56 yrs.
Mary died 1974, age 83 yrs.
Cornelius had issue by 2nd wife:


  1. Michael Nolan,
    "Smokey Nolan",
    the story of how he got his name is that it was a difficult birth, and when it was done, his mother said "For God's sake, give me a smoke",
    he inherited the O'Brien farm at Kilcosgriff,
    never married.



Creeves House (Fort Anne) on 1887 to 1913 map.



Site of Creeves House (Fort Anne).
Photo 2013. See full size and other shot.
The house is now gone. The old walls of the garden survive.
There is a new bungalow at the site, called "Fort Anne".
See street view.



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