Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
The surname Patt:
Thomas Patt's descendants claimed "Patt" was short for a longer surname, but contemporary records all just say "Patt".
We start with:
born 1789 or 1786,
of Leanamore, near Ballylongford, Co.Kerry.
[King, 1910] lists him as "of Lenamore" but is wrong to name him "John Patt".
to Eliza Rahilly [Elizabeth, bapt 12th May 1808].
His dau Anna was bapt Ballylongford 1832-33.
He must be "Thomas Patt" who is listed at plot 90, Main St, Ballylongford, in [Griffiths Valuation, 1851], "house and yard", leasing from St.John T. Blacker. This is on the E side of Main St (see town map), right beside a property held by the widow Margaret Rahilly.
He is listed as "Thomas Patt, clerk" at dau's mar 1867 [GROI]. He would be the "Thomas Patt" who wit the mar.
Listed as "Thomas Patt, shopkeeper" at death.
Thomas dies, 1875:
He died 25 May 1875, Ballylongford, age 86 yrs [GROI], or age 89 yrs [P102/207(30)].
[P102/207(30)] thought he died 25 May but also thought he died on Monday (which was 24 May).
Eliza was living Ballylongford when she wrote 1881 letter to her just-widowed dau Anna Dillon (née Patt).
She was living Ballylongford when she wrote 1 Sept 1886 letter to her grand-dau Anna Park (née Dillon).
Eliza dies, 1886:
She died Ballylongford, 23 Dec 1886 [GROI], age 78 yrs (death cert incorrectly says age 87).
She is widow of a shopkeeper. Death reported by Michael Kennelly, son in law.
Thomas and Eliza had issue:
Dan is believed to have descendants but contact lost.
Location of the Patt house, plot 90 in [Griffiths Valuation, 1851].
E side of Main St, Ballylongford.
The main Rahilly house is plot 4.
See street view today.
"John Patt" is listed at Leanamore
[Tithe Survey, 1824].
There are no Patts in Leanamore in [Griffiths Valuation, 1851].
Our Thomas Patt appears to be living in Main St, Ballylongford town, in [Griffiths Valuation, 1851].
Padraig O Concubhair knows of a Patt field in Leanamore. See the following.
"John Patt" listed as holding 31 acres at Leanamore in [Tithe Survey, 1824].
Part of Leanamore on 1829 to 1842 map.
Padraig O Concubhair says the field with the red cross (and also the field to the SE of it, below the ditch) was Patt's field.
There is a house at the road to the NW end.
The map of Leanamore in [Griffiths Valuation] has the field as merely one small part of the huge plot 8.
See text entries for Leanamore on p.19 and p.20 in [Griffiths Valuation, 1851]. There are no Patts listed in the townland.
Plot 8 in the text is listed as 123 acres, occupied by Ellen Scanlan. Honoria Cullinane is sub-renting a small house from Scanlan (which might be the house at Patt's field).
The plots numbers in the text do seem to correspond with the plot numbers on the map.
Part of Leanamore on 1887 to 1913 map.
Padraig O Concubhair says the field with the red cross (ditch now gone) was Patt's field.
The house is gone.
See modern satellite view.
Patt's field. Gate at NW side at the road.
From street view.
A trace of the old ditch still seems to be visible further down the field.
From street view.
Padraig O Concubhair said there was a well at this field, called "Patt's Well".
This is possibly the structure seen here.
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