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Denis O'Callaghan, of Ballynabrennagh

  


Johanna O'Shea (born 1853, alive in 1926, apparently died 1944).
See full size. From Patricia Henriksen.




Denis O'Callaghan,
or Denis Callaghan,
bapt 2 April 1852, Tralee.
Listed at mar 1882 as farmer, of Cloghers, Annagh par, S side of Tralee, Co.Kerry.

He mar 21 February 1882 [Tralee RC par records] to Johanna O'Shea [or Shea, Hanna and Hannah on census, Johanna or Joanna at mar, born 1853, Co.Kerry].
She was dau of Matthew O'Shea (or Shea), farmer, of Tonavane, Annagh par, near Tralee, Co.Kerry.
See mar cert from [GROI]. From here. Wit by Patrick Collins and Michael Collins.

Denis took over his father's farm at Ballynabrennagh, Ratass par, NE of Tralee, Co.Kerry.
Listed at dau's bapt 1883 as of "Ballintobenig" near Tralee (Ballintobeenig, beside Ballynabrennagh, Ratass par).
Listed at Ballynabrennagh in the children's baptisms 1885 to 1899 (varies in spelling, but clearly Ballynabrennagh).
In 1901 census Denis and family are listed at Ballynabrennagh Upper. He is farmer.
He is farmer, of Ballynabrennagh, at dau's mar Feb 1911.
In Apr 1911 census they are listed at Ballynabrennagh Upper. He is farmer.
He is farmer, of Ballynabrennagh, at dau's mar 1917.
He was living Ballynabrennagh at dau's mar 1921.
He died 20 Nov 1926, Ballynabrennagh, age 74 yrs.
See death cert from [GROI]. From here. Listed as farmer.
He was bur Rath Old cemetery, Tralee.
Johanna fl 1926.

She would be Johanna O'Callaghan, widow of a farmer, who died 3 Jan 1944 at her daughter's farm Coolnaleen near Listowel.
See death cert from here. Death cert says age 86. But age in 1911 census would suggest she was age 91 yrs.
Death registered by Kitty Scannell. It says "niece" but think she is grandchild Kitty Scannell. Kitty is living Coolnaleen.

Denis and Johanna had issue:


  1. Mary O'Callaghan,
    born 2 Feb 1883, Co.Kerry,
    bapt 4 Feb 1883 [Tralee RC par records].
    She emigrated to Australia.


  2. Nora O'Callaghan,
    born 7 Mar 1885, Co.Kerry,
    would be after grandmother,
    bapt Honora, 8 Mar 1885 [Tralee RC par records].
    "Norah" listed as sister-in-law of Michael O'Callaghan at his funeral 1907.
    She wit her sister Sarah's marriage to Stephen Scannell in 1911.
    At home in 1911 census.
    Her sister Sarah died 1915.
    Nora had a relationship with Sarah's widowed husband. He got her pregnant. They married shortly before she gave birth.
    She mar 2 Dec 1917 to Stephen Scannell and had issue.
    They mar at Tralee RC church. See mar cert from here.


  3. John O'Callaghan,
    born 5 January 1887, Co.Kerry,
    would be after grandfather,
    bapt 6 January 1887 [Tralee RC par records].
    He emigrated to Australia.


  4. Sarah O'Callaghan,
    born 19 February 1889, Co.Kerry,
    bapt 21 February 1889 [Tralee RC par records].
    At home in 1901 census.
    "Sarah" listed as sister-in-law of Michael O'Callaghan at his funeral 1907.
    She mar 21 February 1911 to Stephen Scannell and had issue.
    They mar at Tralee RC church. See mar cert from here.
    She died 1915.
    Her sister Nora then married Stephen.


  5. Johanna O'Callaghan,
    bapt 30 October 1890 [Tralee RC par records],
    died pre-1901.

  6. James O'Callaghan, born 8 November 1891,
    bapt 17 November 1891 [Tralee RC par records],
    died pre-1901.


  7. Nell O'Callaghan,
    Ellen, Nellie, born 22 October 1892, Co.Kerry,
    bapt Ellen, 30 October 1892 [Tralee RC par records].
    "Nellie" listed as sister-in-law of Michael O'Callaghan at his funeral 1907.
    "Ellie" listed as grand-dau of Nora at funeral 1909.
    At home in 1911 census.
    She emigrated to Australia.
    [Joan Tangney] says "Aunty Nell" had multiple houses in and near Sydney.
    She mar --- Nolan and had issue:

    1. Jack Nolan,
      Jackie, twin.
      He mar and had issue.
      He died c.1947.
      For more see [Joan Tangney notes].

    2. Bob Nolan,
      Bobby, twin,
      died age 2.


  8. Denis O'Callaghan,
    or Callaghan,
    born 5 January 1895, Co.Kerry,
    bapt 15 January 1895 [Tralee RC par records].
    "Dinny" on father's grave.
    At home in 1911 census.
    He lived at the O'Callaghan farm at Cloghers, S side of Tralee.
    At death he is farmer, married, living Cloghers.
    He died 19 Aug 1923, Fever Hospital, Tralee, age 28 yrs.
    See death cert from here. Death cert says he died of enteric fever.
    [Joan Tangney] said he died from drinking contaminated water at Cloghers.


  9. Matthew O'Callaghan,
    "Mattie" in 1901 census, "Mathew" in 1911 census, "Matthew" on father's grave,
    born 27 January 1897, Co.Kerry,
    bapt 2 February 1897 [Tralee RC par records],
    at home in 1911 census.
    [Joan Tangney] says Matthew "died from accidental gunshot".


  10. Catherine O'Callaghan,
    "Catherine Maria Callaghan" on birth cert, "Catherine Mary" at baptism, "Catherine" on passport,
    "Cattie" in 1901 census,
    "Kathleen" in 1911 census and on mar cert.
    She was born Ballynabrennagh. Birth cert says born "Rathass" (Ballynabrennagh is Ratass par).
    She was probably born 21 March 1899 and bapt 26 March 1899. Though possibly this should be April.
    See birth cert. From here. This says born 21 April. However it is definitely registered 22 April 1899 (see the full page). It would be very strange to register one day after birth. Probably there is a typo and it should be born 21 March.
    She was bapt Tralee RC church.
    Transcript of bapt says born 21 March, bapt 26 March 1899. If false, this would mean two typos. Probably this is right.
    (todo) We can tell if we see the full page of baptisms in the parish records.

    She is at home in Ballynabrennagh in 1911 census,
    "Kathleen O'Callaghan" wit her sister's wedding 1917.
    At home in Ballynabrennagh at mar.
    She mar 11 Sept 1921, Tralee RC church, to John Tangney [born 8 Jan 1898] and had issue.
    See mar cert.
    They emigrated to Australia.


  11. Margaret O'Callaghan,
    born Jan 1901, Co.Kerry,
    at home in 1911 census.





Denis and his wife are listed as parents-in-law of Michael O'Callaghan at his funeral 1907.



Grave of Denis O'Callaghan (died 1926).
Rath Old cemetery, Tralee.
Photo 2020. See full size.



Nora O'Callaghan (born 1885) on LHS and Catherine O'Callaghan (born 1899) on RHS.
This must be Catherine on a visit back to Ireland later in life.
Courtesy of Patricia Henriksen.



Nell O'Callaghan (born 1892).
See full size. From Patricia Henriksen.


  



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