Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in USA


I believe my John Patrick Murnane b. 1837 in Knocknacarriga, Doon, Limerick is the only son of Thomas John Murnane b. 1810 and Bridget O’Dea b. 1804.  They also had a daughter Catherine b. 1835 in Knocknacarriaga . I believe Thomas to be the son of Patrick Murnane and Ellen Lynch of Knocklong.  They are listed on the Tithes there in 1826 nextdoor to Michael O’Dea.  Bridget was born in Patrickswell parish to Michael O’De and Mariann Drew.  

Catherine Murnane married John Gaynor in 1862 in Newport parish.  John and Catherine Gaynor lived in Ballymackeogh their entire lives, I found John Gaynor’s death record 1891 listed as a widower with daughter Margaret in attendance

John Murnane appears for two of the Gaynor’s  children’s baptism as their sponsor. Gaynor’s had children Bridget 1863, Mary, 1865 (John Murnanes godchild) Margaret 1867, James 1870 (John Murnane godchild) Martin 1872, Thomas 1874 and Catherine 1877.

John P Murnane emigrated to Chicago in 1872.  James, Martin and Catherine Gaynor emigrated to NYC 1905-1909 and settled in NJ.  Thomas Gaynor remained on the original property and married Ellen Ryan  and raised a son and three daughters.  Descendants still live in Ballymackeogh.  

John P Murnane married Annie Hart in Chicago in 1880.  Annie Hart b.1856 in Tuberclair parish, Westmeath arrived in 1874 with a brother Peter b. 1854.  They also had an older brother Michael b. 1838  arrived in Chicago by 1865.  Their sister Mary b. 1841 remained in Ireland and married Charles Murray in 1866 in Tang parish. 

John Murnane and Annie Hart had children named Thomas 1881 died in infancy, Anna Mary 1882, Catherine Marie 1884, Mary Josephine 1888 d. 1889, John Patrick 1890, Peter James 1892 and Bridget Agnes 1895 d. 1896.  

I do match others by DNA in Australia with this lineage which traces back to the family of William Murnane b. 1760’s and Ellen Keogh of Ballybricken parish.  William and Ellen had three sons convicted of burning a landlords home in 1834 and sent to Australia.  William and Ellen followed and most of the rest of the family arrived in the 1850’s  





Additional Information
Date of Birth 24th Aug 1837 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 1st Feb 1917 VIEW SOURCE