Place of migration:
Stayed in Ireland

James* McMenamin (MCMENAMEN, or various spellings)

*aka John on his death cert.

According to his military papers he was born aprox 1826 (my parents got them when the went to KEW in London 2003)

Parish of birth: Ahamlish

County of birth: Sligo

Discharge rank: Private

Discharge corps: 36th Foot

James McMenamen  son of Edward McMenamin [and Unknown, 

He died on 2 Aug 1886 in Keefe Street, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland aged 60, and was buried interend Drum Athlone Ireland. (according to the family bible but we have yet to locate his grave).

James married Margaret (Decamp)Toole Toohil on 20 Dec 1864 in St. Peter's, Athlone, (RC) Diocese of Elphin, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, daughter of Peter Toohil and Unknown. 
Margaret was born in 1836 in Ireland (sadly we have yet to find her birth either), died on 25 May 1899 in Upper Erne Street, Dublin, Ireland aged 63, and was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland, with her grandchildren Christopher & Stephen McMenemey sons of Stephen & Kate (nee Williams) my great grandparents.

They had seven children: 

  1. John married Roseanna Gallagher, (stayed in Athlone) They had 12 children, most moved to England.

  2. Ellen married John Mannix, They had 3 sons on died in Dublin then the family moved to Liverpool, England

  3. Delia married Charles Roberts (they didn't have any children) they lived in Liverpool, England

  4. Susan married Michael Raughter, they had one son in Liverpool, England

  5. Stephen married Kate Williams (they are my great grandparents, they married in Dublin and remained there) They had 5 children sadly Christopher b. 1901, d. 1906) & Stephen (b. 1904, d. 1904).  Stephen & Kate

  6. Margaret (b. 1875, d. 1878) unknown where she is buried

  7. Elizabeth m Andrew Brophy had 2 sons and they lived in Liverpool, England

  8. Margaret's son from a previous marriage to William De Camp is also part of the family: Henry (Decamp) McMenemey he moved to South Africa in the early 1880's he married Mary Jane Farley Henry died in 1954 in Johannesburg.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1826 (circa)  
Date of Death 2nd Aug 1886  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Edward McMenamin  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Margaret DeCamp (maiden name Toole) VIEW SOURCE
Names of Children Henry (DeCamp) son of Margaret & William DeCamp, John, Ellen, Delia, Susan, Stephen, Margaret, Elizabeth  


  • Although the last name was originial McMenamin it was changed over the years to McMenemey then McMenemy.


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