Hy great Grandfather was also James O'Grady and born in Kilfenora in 1843 though some census notes say 1844 and 1845. Married Jane (Surname unknown at present) and had childern Emily Thersa O'Grady 1881, Alice A O'Grady, James G O'Grady , Elizabeth E O'Grady and Lillian J W O'grady. He moved to Portsmouth when he married and the family stories include that he married a Protestant and had to leave, that he ran a pub in Portsmouth at some stage and was a champion wrestler, but I have no proof of any of this. My mother said her mother told her that James parents owned a stud of black horses in Kilfenora. He was a colector for a friendly societ in the 1901 census living in 197 Francis Avenue, Portsmouth. In the 1911 census he is listed at the same address with his wife and only his daughters Alice , Elizabetth and Lilian home. He then is listed as a Naval Pensioner and a Sale RMA Agent for Scottish Legal Society. Alice and Elizabeth are listed as Dress makers and Lillian as a postal clerk. By then Emily Theresa would have married Richard Gill Nightingale. I don't really know if there is a connection.
Timeline for Hannah Woods
1800: Hannah Woods born about 1800 - 1805
1829: Daughter Bridget O’Grady (first child by John “James” O’Grady) was born in 1829 in Kilfenora, Co Clare. She married (Michael McNamara 1826 - 1876) and had ten children.
1836: Daughter Mary O’Grady (fourth child by John “James” O’Grady) was born on 11 Oct. 1836 in Kilfenora, Co Clare.
1838: Daughter Hannah O’Grady (fifth child by John “James” O’Grady) was born on 27 Sep. 1838 in Kilfenora, Co Clare. She married (Patrick McInerney 1831 - 1874) and had nine children.
1841: Son James O’Grady (sixth child by John “James” O’Grady) was born in 1841 in Kilfenora, Co Clare.
1844: Son Thomas O’Grady (seventh child by John “James” O’Grady) was born in Nov. 1844 in Kilfenora, Co Clare.
1855: Son John O’Grady (second child by John “James” O’Grady) died in 1855 in Crimea.
1855: Son Martin O’Grady (third child by John “James” O’Grady) died in 1855 in Crimea.
1904: Daughter Bridget O’Grady (first child by John “James” O’Grady) died on 31 Oct. 1904 in Kilfenora, Co Clare, 74 or 75 years old.
1922: Daughter Hannah O’Grady (fifth child by John “James” O’Grady) died on 24 April 1922 in Cahersherkin, Co Clare, 83 years old.
1938: Son James O’Grady (sixth child by John “James” O’Grady) died about 1938, about 97 years old.
|Date of Birth||1800 (circa)|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||John "James" O'Grady (or Grady)|
|Number of Children||7|
|Names of Children||Bridget b1929, John, Martin, Mary b1836, Hannah b1838, James 1841, Thomas b1844|
Bob2Thursday 30th April 2020, 04:23AM
Thanks for posting all this information.
My information is so brief for James O'Grady (b1841) as handed down from an aunt: "Served in Crimea and died at 96. Married and had a son James."
As you can see there is little to go on here. This particular Crimean conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 so he was very young to be involved. I cannot trace any records for him in Ireland other than his baptism on 10 Oct 1841 in Kilfenora. Even when I have had free access to find my past or Ancestry I have not found any army records for him. Crimean war records are hard to find anyway but should have been able to find his pension records.
I tried to find your James O'Grady (or Grady as was sometimes used) in Kilfenora after 1841 but could not locate any records. However, although may not be relevant, there is a gap in the baptism records from 1847 to 1854.
Thanks again for taking the time to post.
Eric MacInerneySaturday 2nd May 2020, 08:16PM