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Seeking contacts/information/ancestry of Daniel Finn b. abt. 1802 & Mary Moloney, their son Patrick FEEN/FINN b. 1826 Barley Hill, Rosscarbery, Cork, IRE.  Died 1892 at Benduff Quarry, Rosscarbery, IRE.  Married to Mary Deasy b. abt 1829 d. ?  Children of Patrick FEEN/FINN & Mary Deasy:  Elizabeth, Catherine, John, Mary, Patrick, Ellen, Bridget, Julia, James, Jeremiah, Johanna.  Many of these children came to America.  Johanna is my great grandmother who settled in Massachusetts, USA.

Daniel Finn & Mary Moloney had another son James who also died in the quarry accident of 1892.  I'm sure there must have been other children but I am not aware of them, or Daniel & Mary's ancestry.

Would very much love to hear from someone who might know of or have a connection with this family.

Very much appreciated and most gratefull, I remain,






Friday 14th June 2013, 03:08PM

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  • Diane:

    I looked at the 1901 census for Finns in the Roscarbery area. There were only a few. I'm wondering if this record pertains to Mary Deasy Finn? I did not locate her in the 1911 census so she likely died. I did locate a death index record for a Mary Finn who died in 1903 in the Clonakilty registration district which includes Ross civil parish. You can write to the GRO for a copy of the record. Fill out their form and provide the quarter/year of death, registration district (Clonakilty) and the volume and page number ( 5 and 47). It will cost around 4 euros.


    Name: Mary Finn
    Event Type: Death
    Event Date: Jan - Mar 1903
    Event Place: Clonakilty, Ireland
    Registration Quarter and Year: Apr - Jun 1903
    Registration District: Clonakilty
    Age: 76
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1827
    Mother's Maiden Name:  
    Volume Number: 5
    Page Number: 47





    Roger McDonnell


    Friday 14th June 2013, 09:01PM
  • Thank you Roger, I am not sure but thought she died around 1903 because the story told was when Johanna's mother died (her father already dead) that she came to America as she was pretty much alone at the time.  A few of her siblings already in America.  I'm pretty sure she arrived in 1903 but it also could have been between 1901-1903.  In any case I think I will order the record you have narrowed down for me in hopes that it is my Mary.

    I thank you so much Roger for your reply, for your time and this record you have found for me.  It is truly appreciated and very meaningful to me.

    Do you live in Ireland?  If not is there anything I can help you with in regards to searches you may have in the USA etc.  I have "World" membership on and easy access to the Mormon Library.

    Most sincerely,


    Friday 14th June 2013, 10:05PM
  • Roger, thank you for the link to the National Archives:  since I received your reply I've been trying to find Johanna in the Census with her mother, with no luck.  I did find a James (sibling) around the same age with a widowed mother around that age.  Just can't be sure.  Johanna could be living with relatives etc.

    I'm so glad I happened upon this site (message board).  I've received two hits within a few hours.  Things are looking up.

    Thank you again.    Diane

    Friday 14th June 2013, 10:38PM
  • Diane:

    Thanks for the offer. I live in Maryland. I also have the "World" subscription to Ancestry. Let me know if you have further questions.


    Saturday 15th June 2013, 01:10AM
  • Diane

    I am researching the Deasy family.  My immigrants came from Kinsale, Co. Cork but it seems clear that they go back to Clonakilty.  We have a Mary Deasy b. 1821 but she is a Kinsale girl.  Happy to collaborate and share information when and how I can.  


    Anthea Dacy


    Monday 24th September 2018, 10:41PM