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Mary Hennessey (Hennessy) Family from county Clare Ireland

Mary hennessey was the  daughter of Owen  Hennessey and  Elizabeth  Mulqueeny ? Malchaney ?. She was born in Clùre Ireland around 1827. She immigrated to Montreal  aroung 1848  and would marry george  Wooledge in 1854 in canada  Looking for  the hennessey family in county clare Ireland .

CLUIN MCALEAR ancestors in Ireland

Tuesday 28th July 2020, 02:07AM

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  • Hi Cluin McAlear:

    There is a John Hennessy baptised in Miltown Malbay parish in April 1832 to Owen Hennessy and Bess Mulqueen from Caherogan townland.  Baptism sponsors were not noted, but the image for this record is available at the NLI parish registers website here:  It is on page 9 at the right hand side of the page.

    I did not find any other reference to children born to this family in the Miltown Malbay transcribed registers which are available to view on the Clare Library website:  You will find a lot of useful information to go through on this link including parish registers, Griffith's Valuation records and Census information.  

    You may be able to trace Owen and Bess Hennessy forward in Griffith's Valuation and then through the Civil records which are available online.  If they died after 1864, their deaths may have been registered.  The link for that site (which is free) is here: 

    You may also be able to find more information about this family through the Graveyard transcriptions for the parish which have been done (possibly not complete).  They are located at the link in the 2nd paragraph.

    If you need further assistance, please let me know.

    All the best,


    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Thursday 30th July 2020, 10:59AM
  • Thank you Jane , 

            I really appreciate all the assistance  and tips and  guidance of where to go --there is alot of ground to cover but I am happily  searching thru ... I will be loading more ancestors onto  your website  in order to get  these names  seen . 


      Yes. -this. john  Hennessey  that you sent me  -- is the brother  of  Mary Hennessey .. BINGO"" But I notice that  you can't see  records before 1831  from this parish .  aw SNAP .

            I   would like to mention that  the Hennessey family is. linked to my  CLUIN family - Mary Hennessey ' daughter  Jane wooledge - would marry my grt grt grsndfather  John CLUIN  JUNIOR ( born in Montreal 1854) 


    I am uplaoding a document that I wrote  in 2015  about the migrastion of the Hennessey family  to Canada -  since then I  Have discovered that- she had a sister Julia  who was a   wash woman  lived in  Montreal  and went to. live in new york. the last 5 years of her life. and  her brothers and sister. lived in New york for some time and are buried there.  

       grateful for anyone. recognizing this family 


    CLUIN MCALEAR ancestors in Ireland

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