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Trying to research my wife's Irish ancestors who were from Cloyne, County Cork:

William Shea was born 10 December 1867 in Cloyne - according to his naval records - but could have been born in nearby Farsid or Farside. He married Elizabeth Scannell who was baptised in Cloyne (St Colman's RC Church) on 23 June 1872 (her parents were Michael Scannell & Mary Coughlan).

William & Elizabeth were married on 12 April 1896 in St Colman's & their first two children died in infancy.

I think that William had at least two siblings - younger brothers Michael & Thomas - and Michael had two sons including Thomas J who was a Monsignor in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Would love to hear from anyone who has ancestral connections to the Shea (or O'Shea's) and Scannell family names in the Cloyne area.

Rich.

RICHF

Thursday 3rd April 2014, 11:21AM

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  • Hi Richard

    i have posted your query on the Facebook page of the Cloyne Literary and Historical Society. Hopefully somebody will have some information for you.

    best Regards

    Kevin Terry

    Cloyne1 Cork

    Thursday 3rd April 2014, 12:48PM
  • hello richard

    have just read your posting, so i am quickly replying to it, as i am sure that your family names are

    in my family tree and they also came from cloyne.

    will search my records and will get back to you asap.

    trish

    trishpaton

    Saturday 26th April 2014, 11:00PM
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    Thursday 29th May 2014, 11:26PM
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     Hello Richard,

    This reply is well over 12 months since you posted your enquiry, but in case you're still interested, I am descended from Ellen Shea who was baptised at Rathcormac on 26 Aug 1792. Her parents were Richard Shea and Margaret née Leahy.  She married Richard Corbet at Youghal, 5 March 1815.  She died in 26 September 1857, Ballycotton. Her husband, Richard Corbet, of Cloyne, died the following month. 

    Her son, Edmund Edward Corbet, was baptised at Cloyne On 2 Jan 1821.

    The only other reference I have of a Cloyne connection is an obituary which refers to her husband "of Cloyne".  But all the places mentioned are in the Diocese of Cloyne. All records are Catholic.

    Trevor.

     

     

     

     

     

    Trevor W

    Saturday 8th August 2015, 07:31AM
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     Hello Richard,

    This reply is well over 12 months since you posted your enquiry, but in case you're still interested, I am descended from Ellen Shea who was baptised at Rathcormac on 26 Aug 1792. Her parents were Richard Shea and Margaret née Leahy.  She married Richard Corbet at Youghal, 5 March 1815.  She died in 26 September 1857, Ballycotton. Her husband, Richard Corbet, of Cloyne, died the following month. 

    Her son, Edmund Edward Corbet, was baptised at Cloyne On 2 Jan 1821.

    The only other reference I have of a Cloyne connection is an obituary which refers to her husband "of Cloyne".  But all the places mentioned are in the Diocese of Cloyne. All records are Catholic.

    Trevor.

     

     

     

     

     

    Trevor W

    Saturday 8th August 2015, 11:53AM
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     Hello Richard,

    This reply is well over 12 months since you posted your enquiry, but in case you're still interested, I am descended from Ellen Shea who was baptised at Rathcormac on 26 Aug 1792. Her parents were Richard Shea and Margaret née Leahy.  She married Richard Corbet at Youghal, 5 March 1815.  She died in 26 September 1857, Ballycotton. Her husband, Richard Corbet, of Cloyne, died the following month. 

    Her son, Edmund Edward Corbet, was baptised at Cloyne On 2 Jan 1821.

    The only other reference I have of a Cloyne connection is an obituary which refers to her husband "of Cloyne".  But all the places mentioned are in the Diocese of Cloyne. All records are Catholic.

    Trevor.

     

     

     

     

     

    Trevor W

    Sunday 9th August 2015, 03:25AM
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     Hello Richard,

    This reply is well over 12 months since you posted your enquiry, but in case you're still interested, I am descended from Ellen Shea who was baptised at Rathcormac on 26 Aug 1792. Her parents were Richard Shea and Margaret née Leahy.  She married Richard Corbet at Youghal, 5 March 1815.  She died in 26 September 1857, Ballycotton. Her husband, Richard Corbet, of Cloyne, died the following month. 

    Her son, Edmund Edward Corbet, was baptised at Cloyne On 2 Jan 1821.

    The only other reference I have of a Cloyne connection is an obituary which refers to her husband "of Cloyne".  But all the places mentioned are in the Diocese of Cloyne. All records are Catholic.

    Trevor.

     

     

     

     

     

    Trevor W

    Sunday 9th August 2015, 11:41AM