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John O'Callaghan, of Ballynabrennagh

Proof of this line:
Denis of Australia's marriage cert says his father John is of Ballynabrennagh and Denis is age 28 (born 1844).
There is only one John O'Callaghan of Ballynabrennagh in the parish records in this period and he has a son Denis bapt 1844.

Callaghan listed as holding land in Ballynabrennagh Upper in [Griffiths Valuation, 1853, p.198].
John Callaghan (must be this John) holds 74 acres.
John Callaghan junior (must be our John) holds 64 acres.

John O'Callaghan,
or John Callaghan.
He mar pre-1822 to Catherine Dineen [or Dinneen].
He was farmer, of Ballynabrennagh, Ratass par, NE of Tralee, Co.Kerry.
Listed at Lismore (next to Ballynabrennagh) at son's bapt 1822.
Listed at Ballynabrennagh at children's baptisms 1823 to 1844.
He must be "John Callaghan" listed as holding 74 acres at Ballynabrennagh Upper in [Griffiths Valuation, 1853].
John and Catherine had issue:

  1. Eugene O'Callaghan,
    bapt 20 January 1822 [Tralee RC par records], sp John Creagh and Margaret Callaghan.

  2. Michael O'Callaghan,
    bapt 9 September 1823 [Tralee RC par records], sp Maurice Collins and Catherine Slattery.
    Mother is "Mary Dineen" but I assume this is them.
    Must have died young since there is another Michael.

  3. Michael O'Callaghan,
    or Michael Callaghan,
    bapt 6 Oct 1824 [Tralee RC par records], sp "Denis Harraghton and Johanna Almon" (probably mis-readings).
    Father in bapt is "James Callaghan" but I assume this is him.
    Marriage says age 34 but I assume that is inaccurate. Marriage has father as John.
    He inherited Ballynabrennagh.
    Living Ballynabrennagh at mar, farmer.
    He mar 13 February 1866, Clogher RC church, E of Tralee (see map)
    to Anne Brick [Ann, Hannah, dau of Edmond Brick, or Bric, farmer].
    She was born Co.Kerry, 1838 (by age at death) or 1841 (census) or 1843 (age at mar).
    At mar she is living Ballincollig, O'Brennan par (close to Ballynabrennagh, see map).
    See mar cert from here.

    Living Ballynabrennagh (written in many different spellings) at children's bapts 1868 to 1877.
    He died pre-1901.
    Anne is listed at Ballynabrennagh Upper in 1901 census, widow, "farmer".
    She is listed at Ballynabrennagh Upper in 1911 census, widow, "farmer".
    1911 census says she had 5 children, 3 then living, though we can see 6 children.
    Anne died 19 Feb 1919, Ballynabrennagh. See death cert from here.
    Michael and Anne had issue:

    1. Catherine Callaghan,
      born 1 December 1868, would be after grandmother,
      bapt 4 December 1868 [Tralee RC par records], sp John Cren and Margaret Callaghan,
      think died pre-1911.

    2. Margaret Callaghan,
      born 21 September 1870,
      bapt 22 September 1870 [Tralee RC par records], sp Margaret Divane (maybe should be Dineen),
      think died pre-1911.

    3. Hannah Callaghan,
      born 17 July 1872, Co.Kerry,
      bapt Johanna, 21 July 1872 [Tralee RC par records], sp Timothy Brick and Julia Galvin,
      in Ballynabrennagh in 1901 census, single, "farmer",
      in Ballynabrennagh in 1911 census, single.

    4. John Callaghan,
      born 10 August 1874, Co.Kerry, would be after grandfather,
      bapt 12 August 1874 [Tralee RC par records], sp Daniel Creagh and Elizabeth Creagh,
      in Ballynabrennagh in 1901 census, single, "farmer",
      in Ballynabrennagh in 1911 census, single.

    5. Ned Callaghan,
      born 14 April 1876, Co.Kerry,
      bapt Edmund, 18 April 1876 [Tralee RC par records], sp Patrick Cray and Mary Cray,
      in Ballynabrennagh in 1901 census, single, "farmer",
      in Ballynabrennagh in 1911 census, single,
      had issue:

      1. Michael Callaghan,
        mar ----,
        inherited Ballynabrennagh from a cousin,
        he met Helen Sallis at Ballynabrennagh in 1994.

      2. Annie Callaghan.

    6. Eugene Callaghan,
      born 9 November 1877,
      bapt 10 November 1877 [Tralee RC par records], sp John Brick and Catherine Creagh,
      think died pre-1911.

  4. Patrick O'Callaghan,
    bapt 23 December 1826 [Tralee RC par records], sp John O'Malone and Joanna O'Malone.

  5. Ellen O'Callaghan,
    bapt 2 December 1828 [Tralee RC par records], sp Barth O'Dinneen and Joanna Launey.

  6. Julia O'Callaghan,
    bapt 23 January 1835 [Tralee RC par records], sp Dermot O'Whelan and Ellen O'Callaghan.

  7. Joanna O'Callaghan,
    bapt 10 June 1837 [Tralee RC par records], sp Patrick Creagh and Mary O'Callaghan.

  8. John O'Callaghan,
    bapt 27 April 1839 [Tralee RC par records], sp John O'Dowling and Ellen O'Dowling,
    mother read as "Catherine Divane" but we assume this is a mis-reading.

  9. Margaret O'Callaghan,
    bapt 28 May 1842 [Tralee RC par records], sp Patrick O'Dinneen and Mary O'Dinneen.

  10. Denis O'Callaghan,
    or Denis Callaghan,
    born 1844 [mar cert says age 28],
    bapt 14 April 1844 [Tralee RC par records], sp Andrew O'Costello and Margaret O'Callaghan.
    Emigrated to Australia.


Baptism of Denis O'Callaghan, 14 Apr 1844.
See full size. From here.

Probably another son of Michael Callaghan and Anne Brick:

Probably the same as:



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