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Patrick McCoy, of Duncaha House



Duncaha House (or Dooncaha House) on 1887 to 1913 map.



Patrick McCoy (see here),
bapt 23 Dec 1832.
He mar Kate Duhy [born 1845 or 1847, Co.Limerick].
He was a farmer. Lived at Duncaha House (or Dooncaha House), Dooncaha townland, Dunmoylan par, S of Shanagolden, Co.Limerick (see map).
He might be Patrick Timothy McCoy, farmer, married, who died at Rathkeale, 24 May 1870, from "fracture skull from falling off a car", age 37 (born 1833). See transcript of death cert.
(todo) See original death cert, death of Patrick McCoy, Rathkeale, [GROI], 2nd qr 1870, age 37, vol 10 p 417.
He died pre-1901.

Kate is listed in 1901 census at Duncaha House. She is "farmer", widow. They have 3 domestic servants. House has 10 rooms, 6 windows in front of house, 10 out-buildings. Biggest house in area.
She is listed in 1911 census as a widow, living with her son and dau in Quin St, Limerick. Under her occupation is written "Income Derived from Dividends, House and Land Property". They have one servant.

Kate dies, 1913:
She died 19 Nov 1913, St.Alphonsus Terrace, Limerick, age 68 yrs.
See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 20 Nov 1913.
Funeral Fri 21 Nov 1913, bur McCoy grave, Abington, Co.Limerick.
See funeral report in Limerick Chronicle, 22 Nov 1913.
Patrick and Kate had issue:


  1. Timothy McCoy,
    Timothy D. McCoy,
    "Timothy Dominick McCoy" on building return in 1911 census,
    born 26 Mar 1868, Duncaha,
    possibly born "Timothy Mary McCoy".
    Solicitor, qualified 1892 (same as brother).
    He was at funeral of James Nolan 1897, then living Duncaha.
    He is listed in [Thom's, 1901] as "Registrar, Civil Bill Court" among the officers of Limerick County Council. He has an office at Newcastle West, Co.Limerick, and an office at 1 Capel St, Dublin (shared with many other rural solicitors) and a further postal address at the Court House, Limerick.
    He is listed in 1901 census as living Upper Mallow St, Limerick, with his brother. He is solicitor, unmarried.
    "T.D. M'Coy, solicitor, Newcastle West" listed as grand-nephew of Margaret Nolan at her death 1903.
    He was at funeral of Thomas Madigan Jan 1904.
    Listed as solicitor, of Duncaha, at mar.
    He mar 14 Sept 1904 [St.Joseph's RC church, Limerick] to Ellen O'Callaghan [born 1882, Limerick, dau of Edward Hackett O'Callaghan].
    See entry in [GROI]. Mar wit by Matthew D. McCoy and Nellie Cantillon.
    See her family listed in Limerick in 1901 census.
    She was living Clareview, Limerick, at mar.

    Their children were born Limerick city.
    They later lived Duncaha House, Co.Limerick.
    They are listed in 1911 census at Duncaha House. He is "Solicitor and Farmer". They have one domestic servant and one governess. House has 8 rooms, 6 windows in front of house, 7 out-buildings. Biggest house in area.
    He is listed as nephew of Rev. Mortimer McCoy at his funeral 1927.
    Timothy and Ellen had issue:


    1. Arthur McCoy,
      Arthur Anthony Patrick McCoy, born 1906, Limerick,
      listed as nephew of Matthew in 1922.

    2. Matthew McCoy,
      Matt, born 1908, Limerick,
      listed as nephew of Matthew in 1922,
      he was the last McCoy owner of Duncaha House,
      mar ----,
      died 1960s-70s, bur Kilfergus Cemetery,
      his widow died 2011-2012, cremated, ashes bur in Kilfergus Cemetery.

    3. Gerard Timothy McCoy.

    4. Miriam Teresa McCoy,
      mar Nessan Johnston [born late 1909],
      he would be Charles Nessan Johnston, born 9 Nov 1909, Weston Villas, Limerick, son of Charles Joseph Johnston, pawnbroker, and Mary Jane Liston, see birth in [GROI],
      he died 6 Jan 1977, St. John's Hospital, Limerick, age 67 yrs.


  2. Matthew McCoy,
    Matthew Duhy McCoy,
    born 18 Apr 1869, Duncaha,
    possibly born "Matthew Joseph McCoy", birth registered by Honora Liston, Duncaha.
    Solicitor, qualified 1892 (same as brother).
    He is listed at 19 Mallow St, Limerick, in scrapbook in 1890s.
    He worked as assistant to John Ryan, solicitor, 100 George St (later O'Connell St), Limerick.
    He became partner in Ryan's firm, and when Ryan died he took over the business completely.
    Legal adviser to Limerick District Council.
    In [Thom's, 1901] he has an office in Limerick and an office at 15 S Frederick St, Dublin (shared with many other rural solicitors).
    He is listed in 1901 census as living Upper Mallow St, Limerick, with his brother. He is solicitor, unmarried.
    Listed in 1911 census as unmarried, living with mother in Quin St, Limerick. He is "Solicitor and Commissioner for Oaths".
    He is described at death as of O'Connell St, Limerick.
    At his funeral Rev. Mortimer McCoy is described as his uncle.
    Matthew dies, 1922:
    He died Wed 1 Feb 1922, at a Dublin hospital, or a Dublin nursing home, age 52 yrs, after long illness.
    See obituary in Limerick Chronicle, 2 Feb 1922.
    Funeral Fri 3 Feb 1922, bur McCoy grave, Abington, Co.Limerick.
    Those attending his funeral included Jim Gaffney, Crown Solicitor for Co.Limerick, and Charles Ebrill and James Humphreys and Tim Humphreys.
    There was a vote of condolence at Limerick District Council on Sat 4 Feb 1922. See report in Limerick Chronicle, 7 Feb 1922.
    See funeral report in Limerick Chronicle, 11 Feb 1922.


  3. Anne McCoy,
    Anne Mary, Annie, born 13 Apr 1870 in Duncaha,
    living with her mother at Duncaha House in 1901 census,
    listed in 1911 census as unmarried, living with mother in Quin St, Limerick,
    unmarried in 1922.




Signature of "M.D. McCoy, 19 Mallow St, Limerick".
From Scrapbook of Bissy Cusack, 1890 - 1900, page 1985.0124.



Entrance to Duncaha House (or Dooncaha House), S of Shanagolden, Co.Limerick.
From Google street view.



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