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Hennessy & Mullins Connections

I'm trying to find information on my relatives

James Hennessy  & Honora Mullins who were wed and living at Feddans, Parish of Mothel, Baroney of Upperthird, County Waterford. 

I don't have any dates for their marriage or deaths, however they must have wed circa 1825+/-5years.

They had 5 children

John Hennessy (c1825) & Thomas Hennessy(c1827), who were transported to Tasmania, for shooting the bayliff, who was trying to evict their uncle (Mullins) from his farm at Rathgormack in August 1847.

Cousin William Mullins was transported with the 2 brothers for the same offence.

Johanna Hennessy (c1833)  who migrated to Worcester Massachusetts c1850

Mary Hennessy Born: August1831, baptised Parish of Clonea, District of Rathgormack, 7.August.1831, the only actual BDM record I've been able to find to date. Mary followed sister Johanna to Worcester Massachusetts a liilte after 1850.

Ellen Hennessy (c:?) who was the sole family member who remained on the family farm, Married John Drohan

Any information would be appreciated

Regards KerryW



Tuesday 14th January 2020, 08:41AM

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  • Kerry:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Baptismal records for Clonea/Rathgormack RC parish start in March 1831 but marriages are not available until March 1845.

    The free site has civil birth, marriage and death records  The registration district for Mothel parish would be Carrick on Suir.

    Death records are available from 1878-1969 with index records available for 1864-1877. I took a quick look and did not see any Honora Hennessy records. There were two James Hennessy records but both were for individuals living in Tipperary.

    Let me know if you have questions.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Tuesday 14th January 2020, 06:37PM