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Stack of Co.Kerry

Stack is a very common name in Co.Kerry.

The marriage of Thomas Stack to Catherine Moore of Greenville, Listowel RC par records, 1860.
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Thomas Stack,
born 1837 (by census age), Co.Kerry,
of Listowel area, Co.Kerry.

He mar 17 Jan 1860 [Listowel RC par records] to Catherine Moore [or Catharine, born 1828 or 1831, Co.Kerry].
Mar wit by Ellen Moore and Denis Dillane.
She (not he) was of Greenville, W of Listowel, Co.Kerry.
Greenville was not a townland but a house, Greenville House, in Gortcurreen townland.
Moore (and later Stack) may have worked on the estate.

Thomas is listed as of Listowel at children's bapts 1861-64.
At son's bapt 1867 and son's birth 1871 [GROI] they are listed as of Kilcreen, W of Listowel, Co.Kerry.
But at son's bapt 1871, they are listed as of "Greenville".
Kilcreen is the townland bordering Gortcurreen, to the SE side of Greenville House.
"Greenville" and "Kilcreen" in the records may refer to the same place.
He is listed as "herdsman" at son's birth 1871 [GROI].
He is listed as "farmer" at son's mar 1896.

At some point they moved to Killacrim, SW of Listowel, Co.Kerry. This is definitely a different place to the above.
Their dau is listed as of Ennismore, SW of Listowel at mar 1900.
Ennismore townland borders Killacrim to the W. In the census, Killacrim is considered as in Ennismore district.
"Ennismore" and "Killacrim" in the records may refer to the same place.
They are listed at Killacrim in [Census, 1901]. She is age 70 (born 1831). He is agricultural labourer. They can both read and write.
He or his son must be the "Tom of Killocrim" branch listed in [King] in the early 1900s.

Thomas dies, 1911:
He died 31 Jan 1911, "Ennismore", age 74 yrs.
See death cert from here. He is "small farmer". Death registered by son William. Age is clearly inaccurate (could not have married 1860).
Catherine is listed at Killacrim in [Census, 1911]. She is widow, age 83 (born 1828).
Can't find death in [GROI].
She is probably not Catherine Stack, widow of farmer, who died 29 July 1916, age 90 (born 1826), at Woodford, SE side of Listowel (see map). See death cert. See here. Death registered by Pat Stack of Listowel.

Thomas and Catherine had issue:

  1. Michael Stack,
    bapt 15 May 1861 [Listowel RC par records],
    can't identify him in [Census, 1901], he is alive but not living with parents,
    can't identify him in [Census, 1911], he is alive but not living with mother.

  2. Mary Stack,
    born Co.Kerry, bapt 6 March 1864 [Listowel RC par records].
    At mar 1900 she is listed as of Ennismore (which is the district containing Killacrim).
    She mar 9 June 1900 [her age 36, him age 30] to Patrick Mahony [born 1870, Co.Kerry].
    He was son of James Mahony, farm labourer, and Catherine Stack (or Kate).
    They mar at [Listowel RC church]. At mar he is listed as of "Banmore". This could be Banemore, Kilfeighny par, near Listowel, or Benmore, Rattoo par, near Listowel. Or might be error for Bromore (see following).
    Census shows that Mary and Patrick can read and write, but Patrick's parents are illiterate.
    At son's bapt 30 Mar 1901 Mary and Patrick are living Bromore, Kilconly par, near Listowel, Co.Kerry.
    They are listed in Census, 31 Mar 1901, at Bromore West, Kilconly par, near Listowel. He is "farmer". His parents living with them.
    They are listed in 1911 census at Bromore West. He is "farmer". His parents living with them.
    Mary is "farmer's wife" at death.
    She died Bromore, 18 Sept 1942 [death cert] or 21 Sept [grave], age 78 yrs.
    See death cert from here.
    She was bur in Killehenny Cemetery, Ballybunion, Co.Kerry. Grave apparently lists her as "Mary O'Mahony" of Bromore.
    Patrick fl 1942.
    They had issue:

    1. Patrick Mahony, born 1901, Co.Kerry,
      bapt 30 March 1901 [Ballybunion RC par records].

    2. Catherine Mahony,
      born 1906, Co.Kerry.

    3. Martin Mahony,
      born 1907, Co.Kerry.
      Registered mother's death 1942. Living Bromore.

    4. 2 other children, Mahony, died pre-1911.

  3. Thomas Stack, born Co.Kerry,
    bapt 25 August 1867 [Listowel RC par records],
    living with parents at Killacrim in 1901 census, he is listed as agricultural labourer, single,
    living at Killacrim with mother in [Census, 1911], he is listed as agricultural labourer, single.

  4. William Stack,
    born unknown date,
    [GROI] is WRONG to say born 9 May 1871, because we have his bapt date confirmed,
    born Kilcreen, W of Listowel, Co.Kerry [GROI],
    "of very humble origins",
    bapt 2 Apr 1871 [Listowel RC par records], sp William Moore and Johanna Burke,
    [DMP records] confirm this is him, he provided them with a bapt cert instead of a birth cert,
    [Notes of Nora Stack] said born 2 Apr 1871, this may be true, or may be confusion with bapt.

Baptism of William Stack, 2 Apr 1871, [Listowel RC par records].
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Greenville, W of Listowel, Co.Kerry

Greenville, W side of Listowel, Co.Kerry.
Greenville was not a townland but a house, Greenville House, a large house in Gortcurreen townland, Listowel par.
Greenville House belonged to the Sandes family.
See [Houses of Kerry].

Kilcreen, Finuge par, is just to the E side of it.
There is a large house, Kilcreen Cottage, in Kilcreen townland.
See [Houses of Kerry].


Greenville on 1829 to 1842 map.
Kilcreen is to the E side.

Entrance (from S) to Greenville House.
2011 screenshot from street view.


Killacrim, SW of Listowel, Co.Kerry

Killacrim (or Killocrim), Dysert par, further SW of Listowel.
There is a large house, Killacrim House, in Killacrim townland.
See [Houses of Kerry].

Ennismore townland, Dysert par, is a neighbouring townland to the W.


From 1829 to 1842 map.
See modern satellite view.

Related Stack


Miscellaneous Stack


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