On 25 Feb, 1811, James McDermott (d.1865) of Kilmore married Catherine Beirne of Cloonybrennan. The witnesses were his first cousin, Mary Burke (wife of Matthew Farrell) and his brother-in-law, Thomas Beirne, both of Cloonybrennan.
The Beirnes had been in Cloonybrennan for generations. Patt Birn (there in 1749) was very likely Catherine’s grandfather. However, this surname did not survive the Great Famine.
Children of James McDermott & Catherine Beirne:
Thomas McDermott 01-May-1812 (godparents: Michael Berne & Margaret Manion)
Mary McDermott 03-Sep-1813 (godparents: Barnaby McDermott & Celia Kelly
Michael McDermott 16-Sep-1814 (godparents: Eugene Dervan & Brigid Dervan
John McDermott 14-Aug-1815 (godparents: Patrick Casserly & Honor Kelly
James McDermott 22-Oct-1817 (godparents: Michael Burke & Honor Anderson
Margaret McDermott 22-Oct-1817 TWINS (shared godparents)
Ann McDermott 23-Apr-1820 (godparents: Matthew Farrell & Margaret Berne
Catherine McDermott 29-Apr-1825 (godparents: Michael Casserly & Mgt. Beirne (2)
Eleanor McDermott 02-Jul-1827 (godparents: Thomas & Margaret Beirne (3)
George McDermott 29-Jan-1830 (godparents: George Byrne & Margaret Manion(2)
Patrick McDermott 09-Mar-1832 (godparents: George (2) & Winifred Byrne
Mary McDermott 08-May-1835 (godparents: Bernard McDermott & Margaret Manion (3)
By 1857 (Griffiths Valuation) James was leasing farm #7 in Cloonybrennan, and his eldest son, Thomas McDermott, farm #10. The McDermotts living in Cloonybrennan today are descendants of this Thomas McDermott.
|Date of Birth||1789 (circa)|
|Date of Death||1865|