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Attempt to locate ancestors of William John Hurley dob:abt1896

 

I am searching the ancestry of William John Hurley.  He was 20 years old at the time he immigrated to the United States on 16 Aug 1915.    The ship's manifest states   he was single and gave his remaining nearest relative in Ireland as John Hurley, Kildemo, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare.   I have found a John Hurley in the 1911 census but there is no mention of a son by the name of William.     Can anyone provide me additional help?

 

o2barichgirl

Monday 27th January 2020, 11:55PM

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  • Hi o2barichgirl:

    The 1911 Census noted a number of Hurley families living in Kildeema North townland in Annagh Electoral divisioin in County Clare.  Annagh is one of the Ellectoral divisions which is associated with Miltown Malbay.  

    It is possible that William's father was at House No. 10.  The link is here:  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Clare/Annagh/Kildeema__North/357695/

    If you have traced him and know his parents names, you should be able to find further information about the family through the Clare Library website.  The link to view the records associated with the civil parish of Kilfarboy is here:  http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/places/kilfarboy.htm

    You can also access his civil birth record online through Irish Genealogy.  

    Please let me know if you need further assistance and I will do my best to help.  

     

    All the best,

     

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Tuesday 28th January 2020, 03:58PM
  • Hi o2barichgirl:

    The 1911 Census noted a number of Hurley families living in Kildeema North townland in Annagh Electoral divisioin in County Clare.  Annagh is one of the Ellectoral divisions which is associated with Miltown Malbay.  

    It is possible that William's father was at House No. 10.  The link is here:  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Clare/Annagh/Kildeema__North/357695/

    If you have traced him and know his parents names, you should be able to find further information about the family through the Clare Library website.  The link to view the records associated with the civil parish of Kilfarboy is here:  http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/places/kilfarboy.htm

    You can also access his civil birth record online through Irish Genealogy.  

    Please let me know if you need further assistance and I will do my best to help.  

     

    All the best,

     

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Tuesday 28th January 2020, 03:58PM
  • Hi,

    in addition to Jane's comments above here is the 1894 birth record of a John Hurley with father John - mothers maiden name Flanagan. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1894/02235/1842236.pdf

    This is likely the same John in 1901 in a Flanagan household -  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Clare/Annagh/Shanavagh_West/1073582/

    The Flanagan household in 1911 - http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Clare/Annagh/Shanavogh__West/357852/

    Here is an 1893 marriage of a John Hurley and Bridget Flanigan - https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1893/10591/5858575.pdf

    You would need to verify that the above is accurate/correct and relates to your William John but I hope it is of some use.

    Jim Vaughan

    Wednesday 29th January 2020, 07:26PM
  • Jane and Jim,   

    Thank  you so much for this very valuable assistance.    I have  reached an impasse.      In reviewing the documents completed and signed by William John Hurley, the information I believe is accurate is his DOB is 4 Oct 1895, POB Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare.    On his military documents in the US, he gave his mother's name as "Jane Hurley".   He resided in Bellmore, Nassau County on 8 Feb 1834 and his DOD is 28 Oct 1965 in Spain.

    He may have referred to himself as "John" on occasion.

    Any ideas for me?     

     

    o2barichgirl

    Thursday 30th January 2020, 09:44PM
  • UPDATE:    Based upon the date of birth he gave the U.S. Govt., I have determined his father's name was William, not "John".   I have now located his birth registry.  

    any thanks to you for the assistance.   

    o2barichgirl

    Thursday 30th January 2020, 10:27PM

    Attached Files

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    DONNELLAN
    HURLEY
    (vault)

    This vault was erected by Patrick Donnellan of Miltown for him and posterity April 2nd 1832 Plaque:In memory of James Donnellan died 22nd Feb 1989 of his wife Bridget died 8th Feb 1907 and of his children Ellie J, Norah R., Harriett M., Pat,Stephen and James also Emily P., died 7th Oct 1951 R.I.P. Plaque: In loving memory of William Hurley who died April 12th 1898 his wife Jane nee Donnellan died March 23rd 1941 also their sons John died February 1st 1894 and Patrick J. December 12th 1964 R.I.P.

    QUESTIONS REMAINING:   (1)  From this memorial in Miltown Malbay, there is no indication of Jane Hurley being the child of James and Bridget Donnellan.    Yet, the 1901 Census refers to Jane Hurley as "daughter" of Bridget Donnellan, "head".   Why would Patrick Donnellan have erected a memorial to William Hurley and Jane nee Donnellan?

    (2)  The death certificate of William Hurley gives the informant's name as "Henry" Donnellan", Sister-in-law.   Is this Henrietta Donnellan?

    (3)  Why would Patrick Donnellan have failed to reference his brother, William, if they are the children named in the 1901 census?

     

    Any thoughts?

     

    Lois Eargle McMillan

     

     

    o2barichgirl

    Monday 3rd February 2020, 03:57PM
  • May I offer a sincere apology for this belated correspondence?   Had it not been for health issues, my response would have been much sooner.   I am amazed at the depth, quality, and enormity of the information and documents you have provided.  A simple "Thank You" is not sufficient.   You have been of valuable assistance and I will efinitely let the family know of  your tremendous contributions to their history.    I am always available to you if  you ever need anything in the southern states of the United States.   

    With my best wishes.

     

    Lois Eargle McMillan

     

     

     

    o2barichgirl

    Monday 2nd March 2020, 02:15AM
  • A number of Hurley families resided in Miltown Malbay area at that time. The Kildimo family referred to lived in a town land outside of Miltown Malbay. The H family referred to in the various posts and in such minute detail, are my ancestors. However William Hurley mentioned in the original question came from Newcastlewest and married into a Miltown family. I have had the experience of directing some Kildimo Hurleys, (disappointed at discovering that we were not the same family), to that town land. I have memory of hearing of a man called Bay Hurley. As far as I know, he is buried in Ballard cemetery M Malbay. I'm sorry if you are disappointed with this news. I f I can help in any other way, please let me know. 

    Jane Hurley

    Monday 20th July 2020, 10:56PM
  • Thank you, Jane for your wonderful reply!!!  From Jane who also was with you at UL for Genealogy :)

     

    I hope that you are well.

     

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Tuesday 21st July 2020, 11:55AM