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Hi, I'm hoping to connect with existing existing family in the area or find more information on James DUNPHY and his family. James, born circa 1790, married Bridget SUPPLE about 1815. We have not been able to locate a marriage yet (most likely somewhere in Kilkenny city), but they went on to have children in St Canice, Kilkenny city - Mary (bap 1818), Garrett (bap 1820), John (bap 1823), Patrick (bap 1825) and Michael (bap 1834). We've not found anything on Mary or Michael, but we do know that John, Garrett (sometimes referred to as Gerald) and Patrick all ended up relocating to Dublin. All three of them were PLASTERERS by trade. Garrett married Margaret GRACE in Dublin city in 1853. He died in 1873. John married Mary DONNELLY in St Canice in 1850. He died in Dublin in 1898. Patrick married Anne KENNEDY in Booterstown (Dublin) in 1848. We have yet to find his death. Patrick is my GGG Grandfather. His youngest daughter, Anna Maria (born 1861), came out to Queensland, Australia in 1887 and marrid John GETHINGS. I hope to find living relatives of any of the Dunphy boys and find out more about James Dunphy and Bridget Supple. Cheers from Sunny Queensland

Mel

Wednesday 7th February 2018, 07:04PM

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  • Hi Mel

    It looks like Brigid Supple aka Biddy Sipple (aka Bríd Suipéil) & James Dunphy (aka Séamus Ó Donnchadha) married slightly earlier than you expected... circa 1810. Garrett / Gerald (actually Gearóid) is a given name handed down from both sides of the family.

    Brigid & James were living at Lighthouse ST CANICES from 1811-1815 (there they baptised James Dunphy Jr. on 19-Apr-1811). By 1816, they were residing at Chapel, Kilkenny when their first "Patrick" (died in infancy) was baptised on 09-Apr-1816. Then Walken Street in 1818; Gaol Street in 1820 & 23; back to Chapel in 1831.

    James' siblings were:

    John Dunphy (m. Jane Britain) of Gaol Street (John Dunphy & the Sipples were close to John & Nancy Morris of Walkin St. ST. JOHN'S)

    Patt Dunphy  & Garrett Dunphy (also invited to godparent)

    Biddy's siblings were:

    Garrett Sipple (m. Mary Hoyne in 1815; wit. Michael Brennan) was popular, he had numerous god-children around ST JOHNS

    Mary Supple (b. 1708 St JOHNS m. Martin 'Rafter' of Lighthouse ST CANICES; aka (m. Martin Breen / Brian of Pike ST JOHNS in 1826 wit. Anastasia Supple) resided at Windgap ST. JOHNS

    Ellen / 'Nelly' Sipple (m. James Fitzgerald) of Black Mill St @ Kenny's Well/ Canices' Well ST CANICES (invited James Carroll & Brigid 'Dunphy' to godparent); 

    Anne / Anastasia / 'Anty' Supple (b. 1801 ST JOHNS m. Michael Shorthall in 1827 wit. James Fitzgerald & Nancy Ryan; remarried Patrick Carroll c. 1842) also of Blackmill Lane @ Kenny's Well/ Canices' Well ST CANICES (invited Brigid Dunphy to godparent twice; and Canice Fitzgerald; Pat, Ellen & Mary Reade, Betty Neary)

    Catherine Supple/Sipple 

    Biddy may have origins in Windgap St JOHNS as that is her sister Ellen's given address [marriage cert 1820]. Mary & Anastasia Sipple's baptismal records both name Patt Supple & Mary Phelan of ST JOHNS as their parents. Only 4 Supple birth records have survived in all Kilkenny. Its a rather unusual 'norman' (de la Chapelle) name in these parts. 

     

    Rua

    Friday 23rd February 2018, 05:18AM
  • Oh my goodness Rua! What in-depth searches you've done!

    I cant believe we've completely missed James baptism in 1811. There's a 5 year gap between James and the first Patrick so we'll go back and have a bit of a squiz and see if there's any other births in that time frame. And now, see if James lived on to marry and have children.

    We had already noted some of the names you had mentioned ie Dunphy's and Supples of James and Bridget's generation, so we're definately going back to our notes and flesh them out.

    I can't thank you enough for going above and beyond in searching for clues to our Dunphy's and Supples. This is more than I expected and I absolutely appreciate it!!

    Cheers from stormy Queensland

    Mel

    Saturday 24th February 2018, 10:54AM
  • Oh my goodness Rua! What in-depth searches you've done!

    I cant believe we've completely missed James baptism in 1811. There's a 5 year gap between James and the first Patrick so we'll go back and have a bit of a squiz and see if there's any other births in that time frame. And now, see if James lived on to marry and have children.

    We had already noted some of the names you had mentioned ie Dunphy's and Supples of James and Bridget's generation, so we're definately going back to our notes and flesh them out.

    I can't thank you enough for going above and beyond in searching for clues to our Dunphy's and Supples. This is more than I expected and I absolutely appreciate it!!

    Cheers from stormy Queensland

    Mel

    Saturday 24th February 2018, 10:55AM
  • Tá fáilte romhat (you are more than welcome).

    Let me know how you get on!

    BTW John Dunphy was married to Jane Barton (it was mis-recorded as Britain in one baptism, but I see now all other records show Barton).

    Best of luck!

     

    Rua

    Tuesday 27th February 2018, 12:40AM