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James Nolan, of Waterpark

James Nolan is the only Nolan in Co.Limerick listed as actually owning his land in [Owners of Land, 1876].

James Nolan,
born 1821 or 1822.
See entry in tree by Paddy Waldron.
His father died 1833.
He ultimately inherited Waterpark, Shanagolden, Co.Limerick.
He mar 1853 to Catherine Nolan [born 1830 or 1832, of Kilbane near Limerick city].
Living Waterpark at dau's birth 1867.
He would be "James Nolan" who wit Ellen Mangan's mar 1868.
James Nolan, of "Parkwater", Shanagolden, is listed as owning 85 acres in [Owners of Land, 1876].
James Nolan of Waterpark is listed at Month's Mind for Tim Madigan 1876.
James Nolan, Shanid lower, listed in [Postal Directory of Munster, 1886].
James Nolan, of Waterpark, is mentioned in Limerick Leader, first issue, Fri 9 Aug 1889: "At a large and enthusiastic meeting of the parishioners of Shanagolden, Robertstown and Foynes, held at Shanagolden - Mr. James Nolan, of Waterpark, presiding - it was resolved to present their late curate, Rev. John Ryan, now P.P of Glenroe, with an address and testimonial, expressing the deep love and veneration in which he was held during the many years he laboured so zealously amongst them."

James dies, 1897:
He is listed as "gentleman farmer" at "Shanid Upper" (should be Shanid Lower) at death.
He died Waterpark, 26 Jan 1897, age 75 [death notice] or 24 Jan 1897, age 76 [GROI].
See entry in [GROI].
Funeral Thur 28 Jan 1897, bur Knockpatrick, Co.Limerick.
See funeral report in Freemans Journal, Thur, February 4, 1897.
See death notice in The Irish American Weekly, 15 Feb 1897.
He is listed as "farmer (dead)" at son's mar 1899.

Catherine is listed in 1901 census as widow, "farmer", at Waterpark, Shanid Lower. She is running the farm with her unmarried children. They have two servants living with them. She is listed as age 69.

Catherine dies, 1901:
She died Waterpark, 15 May 1901, age 69 or 71 yrs.
See entry in [GROI].
See death notice in The Irish American Weekly, 1 June 1901.
James and Catherine had issue:

  1. Kate Nolan,
    Catherine, eldest dau, born 1854,
    bapt Catherine, 13 Apr 1854 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp Cornelius Nolan and Catherine Nolan.
    She died 18 Nov 1868 [newspaper report], age 14 yrs.
    Can't find death in [GROI].
    See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 19 Nov 1868.
    Funeral 20 Nov 1868, bur Ballysimon, near Limerick city (her mother's homeland).
    Grave readings here and here both think grave says died 19 Nov 1868.

  2. Mary Nolan, born 1855,
    Mary Josephine Nolan, bapt "Maria", Apr 1855 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp William Nolan and Catherine Nolan,
    died Waterpark, 28 July 1877, age 22 yrs,
    bur Knockpatrick,
    see death notice in The Irish American Weekly, 25 Aug 1877.

  3. Annie Nolan,
    Anne, born Waterpark [birth notice],
    bapt "Anna", 23 July 1856 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp John Nolan and Alice Nolan.
    See birth notice in Munster News, 9 Aug 1856.
    "Annie M Nolan" reported her sister Helena's death 1884.
    At home in 1901 census, unmarried, age given must be inaccurate.
    She registered her mother's death 1901. She is unmarried, living Waterpark.
    Listed as of Waterpark at mar. Both parents dead.
    She mar 23 November 1909 [her age 53] to John Finucane. No issue.
    At mar he is farmer, widower, of "Dromroe-Plassy", E of Limerick city (now area of UL). Son of James Finucane, farmer.
    They mar at St.Joseph's RC church, Limerick city. See mar cert from here.
    [Jim Nolan tree] is wrong to say she married "T. Molane".

    She was at Clashganniff House when her nephew Capt. Tim Madigan was shot by the RIC, 28 Dec 1920. See [Donovan, 2010].
    Listed as aunt at Mary Nolan's funeral 1935.
    Listed as sister at Thomas Nolan's funeral 1936.

  4. James Nolan,
    born late 1857, Co.Limerick,
    bapt 9 Nov 1857 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp Thomas Walsh and Anna Nolan,
    later lived Ballyane House, Co.Limerick.

  5. Thomas Nolan,
    Thomas Joseph Nolan, Tom, born 1858, Co.Limerick,
    bapt 3 Dec 1858 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp John Nolan and Alicia Nolan,
    inherited Waterpark.

  6. Alice Mary Nolan, born 1860,
    described at death as 4th dau,
    bapt "Alice", 20 Mar 1860 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp James Nolan and Anna Frost.
    She died unmarried, 29 Aug 1881, at Waterpark House, age 21 yrs, of "phthisis pulmonalis".
    See entry in [GROI].
    See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 1 September 1881.

  7. John Nolan,
    bapt 27 Mar 1863 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp Fr. Tom Nolan and Bridget Frost,
    went to Australia,
    settled New Zealand,
    mar in New Zealand to ---- and had issue:
    1. 2 sons, Nolan.

  8. Michael Nolan,
    born 11 Aug 1864,
    bapt 13 Aug 1864 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp Michael Nolan and Catherine Nolan.

  9. Margaret Nolan,
    "Daisy", born 27 Sept 1865, Waterpark,
    grave says born 4 Jan 1865, but then baptism could not be Sept,
    either grave or baptism date must be wrong,
    bapt 29 Sept 1865 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp James Nolan and Maria Nolan.
    She mar Thomas T. Madigan and had issue.

  10. Helena Nolan,
    Helena M. Nolan, born 18 Feb 1867, Waterpark, see birth in [GROI],
    described at death as 3rd surviving dau,
    bapt Helen, 20 Feb 1867 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp Thomas Nolan and Anna Nolan.
    She died unmarried, 24 Aug 1884, age 17 yrs, at Waterpark House, of "phthisis pulmonalis".
    See entry in [GROI].
    See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 28 August 1884.

  11. Teresa Nolan,
    Tess, Tessie, [Jim Nolan tree] says Theresa,
    born Aug 1868, Waterpark.
    See birth cert. This says born 30 Aug 1868, but this must be wrong (see bapt date).
    She was bapt 14 Aug 1868 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp by William Nolan and Margaret Frost. See entry.
    She mar 1899 to her 1st cousin's son Cornelius Nolan and had issue.

  12. Cornelius Nolan,
    bapt 29 Jan 1870 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp James Nolan and Agnes Nolan,
    at funeral of his uncle John Nolan in 1895,
    alive at funeral of his father 1897.

  13. William Nolan,
    Willie, William Joseph Nolan,
    born 6 June 1871, Waterpark, see birth in [GROI],
    bapt William, 9 June 1871 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp John Nolan and Julia Nolan,
    publican in Dublin,
    Willie Nolan the publican was remembered to be of Waterpark.

  14. Frank Nolan, born 1872, Co.Limerick,
    can't find bapt in [Shanagolden RC par records],
    at home in 1901 census,
    Frank Nolan of Waterpark is listed as nephew of Margaret Nolan at her death 1903,
    listed at funeral of Thomas Madigan 1904,
    was in business in Limerick,
    died fairly young.

  15. Patrick Nolan,
    Patrick J., Pat,
    born 16 Jan 1873, Waterpark (mother age 40 or 42), see birth in [GROI],
    bapt Patrick, 19 Jan 1873 [Shanagolden RC par records], sp Michael Nolan and Catherine Fitzgerald.
    He went to Dublin with his brother William, who ran a pub there.
    He is living at his brother William's pub in Dublin at his brother's marriage in 1899.
    Listed in 1901 census as unmarried, living at his brother William's pub in Dublin. He is assistant in the pub.
    Patrick Nolan of St.Michael's Hill, Dublin (his brother's pub) is listed as nephew of Margaret Nolan at her death 1903.
    "Patrick Nolan" wit his brother Thomas' mar in Dublin in 1906.

    He mar 6 Feb 1907, Limerick, to Mary Mulqueen [born 1883, Co.Limerick, daughter of James Mulqueen, of Corcamore]. No issue.
    See notice in The Irish American Weekly, 9 Mar 1907.
    They lived at Kiltemplan, near Patrickswell, Co.Limerick.
    They are listed at Kiltemplan in 1911 census. He is "farmer". They have one servant, and a Michael Mulqueen (age 75) lives with them.
    "Patrick Nolan" is listed as cousin of Rev. Mortimer McCoy at his funeral 1927.
    "Mr and Mrs P. Nolan" of "Kiltemplin" are listed as uncle and aunt of Mary Nolan at her death 1935.
    He is listed at his brother Thomas' funeral 1936.

Gravestone of Kate Nolan (died 1868, age 14) at Ballysimon.
Photo 2014. See full size.
See close-up and close-up.
See 2013 photo from here.
See reading of inscription from here.

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