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Looking for relatives of James Patrick Naughton and Delia Purcell Naughton of Bruff, Co. Limerick

Hello Bruff Parish!

I'm looking for relatives of James Patrick Naughton and Delia Purcell Naughton of Bruff, Co. Limerick. Delia was born Nov 6th 1885 in Bruff and died Oct 9th 1947 in Queens/Woodside, NY. Her parents were Patrick Purcell and Mary Bourke Purcell. Delia may have had sisters named Josephine (Josie), Johanna (b. Jan 6, 1874) and Margaret (b. March 1, 1877). "Madg" Purcell was a witness on their marriage certificate along with Martin Mulcahy.  I think James Patrick Naughton was born about 1875. I think his father was John and not sure about his mother. Not sure of siblings. I think James had nephews named Patrick Cregan (b. 1905) and Martella Cregan (b.1904) in Bruff. They later emigrated to NYC in 1928 and stayed with James and Delia. They appear on the 1930 census. The Naughtons had a family farm in Bruff. James and Delia were married on April 11th 1904 in Bruff chapel and emigrated to NYC on May 5th 1904. They eventually settled in Woodside, NY. Their children were Alice, May, Lillian, Frances, John, Helen and Grace (twins), Josephine, Dorothy and James. Their daughter Frances married Joseph Doyle. Frances had two sons Donald and Joseph. I'm Joseph's daughter Laura Doyle Gunn. I'm Frances' grandaughter. I'm James and Delia's great grandaughter.

My sources of information are my dad, Irishgeneology.ie, Familysearch.com, census.nationalarchives.ie. The websites contain free public information.

I'm creating a family tree for my children and would like to make a pilgrimage with them to Bruff. Can you tell me if I have any relatives still in Bruff who would be willing to reach out to me?

Sincerest thanks,

Laura 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura

Wednesday 8th May 2019, 01:12AM

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  • Dear Laura:

     

    Many thanks for your post to the Ireland Reaching Out message board.  We have a volunteer in the Bruff area who would have a lot of local contacts and who will be able to assist you.  I'm forwarding this post to him and he will be in contact with you shortly.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Wednesday 8th May 2019, 11:36AM
  • Hi Jane,

    Thank you so very much!  I look forward to hearing from him!  

    All the best,

    Laura

    Laura

    Wednesday 8th May 2019, 03:21PM
  • Hi Jane,

    I may have found more information on James Patrick Naughton. I located his USA Petition for Naturalization (1913). He lists birthdate as April 10, 1875. All names are correct on form (Delia and their children who were born at the time including my grandma Frances). I found a record of a James Naughton born on April 9, 1874 to John Naughton and Alice Hannan Naughton of Bruff/Croom. In my search I've found that many dates are not completely accurate. Could he possibly be my James?

    Please pass along to your volunteer in Bruff. I'm doing my best to do most of the research. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks so much,

    Laura

    Laura

    Monday 13th May 2019, 08:56PM
  • Hi Laura,

    Jane from Ireland Reaching Out has passed on your link to me and I have printed off the details which I will pass on to a family of Naughtons in the Bruff area.  I will also put up the details on Facebook but not everyone has a facebook page.  I would mention that we have digitally recorded the local graveyards so maybe you could do a bit of homework on the computer.  This is on historicgraves.com and key words would be Bruff, St Peter Alexander, Tullybrackey, Knockainey, Uregare, Teamplin.  You also mention Croom but this is a different parish.  I am not sure if they have recorded their graveyards but it might be worth trying Croom, Anhid or Mainister.

    Hopefully I will get some response and will post any replies.

    Kind regards,

    Maurice Lyons 

    Bruff

    Bruff Limerick

    Tuesday 14th May 2019, 10:19AM
  • Hi Maurice,

    Thank you you for your reply. I'm pretty sure James Naughton and Delia Purcell were both from Bruff. I don't think people traveled very far then. But the record I saw of John and Alice Hannan Naughton mentioned Croom. It could be inaccurate. Then I saw records of daughters of John and Alice born in Bruff which is why I questioned it. Bruff makes more sense. As I've said, I'm sure of Delia Purcell's parents but not James Patrick Naughton's. I'm making an educated guess it was John and Alice Hannan Naughton. I'd bet money James Patrick Naughton is from Bruff as was Delia. Also, James and Delia named their first child Alice, which is another reason I think there's a stong possibilty Alice Hannan Naughton could be his mom.

    Please know I appreciate your time spent on locating my family in Bruff. It's such a wonderful gift you are giving me.

    I'll do my graveyard computer homework!

    Laura

    Laura

    Tuesday 14th May 2019, 11:56AM
  • Hi Maurice,

    I'm sending a photograph of the Naughtons. My Dad is the little boy hiding behind the cake.  My Uncle Donald is the tall teenager in the back.  My grandma Frances has her head under my uncle's chin. I'm guessing this photo was taken around 1950 in Woodside, Queens, NY where they lived.  If the photo was taken in 1950, Delia has passed away (d.1947). I think the oldest man in the back row in the black sweater is James.  I'm thinking the man in the white shirt next to him is his son John. I don't know if this helps you at all. Maybe someone there will see a family resemblance.

    Thank you,

    Laura

     

    Laura

    Tuesday 14th May 2019, 05:13PM

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  • Dear Laura:

    What a wonderful photo and thank you for sharing.  

    Please let me know if you need further assistance.

    Kind regards,

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Wednesday 15th May 2019, 09:54AM
  • Hi Jane,

    Please share photo with your Bruff Volunteer Maurice Lyons.  He said he would put my information on facebook.  I thought the photo might help.

    Many thanks!

    Laura

    Laura

    Wednesday 15th May 2019, 12:59PM
  • Hi Laura,

    Great news. I got a phone call from someone that I know very well who informed me that she has a good bit of info to impart.  She is not into Facebook or Ireland Reaching Out and has asked if she could communicate with you through email.  If that suits you, could you please post here or forward your email to bruffreachingout @gmail.com and I will pass this on to her.  Her name is Joan.

    Kind regards,

    Maurice

    Bruff Limerick

    Wednesday 15th May 2019, 04:26PM
  • Hi Maurice,

    That is is great news! I'm happy to communicate with Joan via email. I'll send my address to you at bruffreaching out@gmail.com.  Let me know if you haven't recieved it.

    Many thanks,

    Laura

    Laura

    Thursday 16th May 2019, 11:53AM
  • Hi, Oh dear..............
    His birth was Registered on the 9th April 1875 but he was on the 20th March 1875. 
    THomas and Ellen (nee Burke)
    Number 102
    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_return...

    I see on the marriage he is James and his father is John.
    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_ret...

    Oh dear.....
    Delia, ...........Bridget was born on the 2nd November 1882 to Patrick and Mary (nee Burke)

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_return...
    Bridget often changes to delia, then when in the USA becomes Della.
    Have you got Reyonlds in you family?

    Margot
     

    Margot

    Saturday 8th June 2019, 05:22PM
  • Hi Margot,

    No need for oh dear...

    I just received a packet from a Naughton cousin in the US confirming the following:

    James Patrick Naughton's parents were John and Alice (nee Hannon) of Crean/Croom. James was born April 9, 1874 and died October 29, 1955.

    Delia (Bridget) Purcell's parents were Patrick Purcell and Mary Burke of Bruff. Delia never went by Bridget although it was her birth name. She was born on November 6th, 1885 and died October 6, 1947.

    My information has been confimed by many sources including two relatives and a local of the Bruff area who Maurice Lyons put me in touch with.

    I'm not related to the Reymolds family.

    I appreciate your  time,

    Laura

    Laura

    Sunday 9th June 2019, 05:25PM
  • Hi again Margot,

    I see where the confusion lies! The record you attached is for a Patrick Naughton. My Naughton is first name James...middle name Patrick. Perhaps you looked quickly and thought Patrick was his first name. It's the incorrect record.

    Regardless, I appreciate your help and time.

    Many thanks,

    Laura

    Laura

    Monday 10th June 2019, 12:48AM
  • Dear Laura:  

     

    Thank you for keeping us all updated with your family research.  Maurice will be very happy to help you and as he is the local contact for the Bruff area and he knows several individuals who can assist with your research, we will defer to his knowledge. 

     

    If you need any general information or have any questions, please email me directly at:  jhalloranryan@irelandxo.com

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Monday 10th June 2019, 12:30PM
  • Hi Jane,

    No need to refer me to Maurice. We've already collaborated. I was just responding to Margot who sent me an incorrect record. I'm all set and have the information I need. By the way, Maurice is wonderful. I had a great experience.

    Thank you,

    Laura

    Laura

    Monday 10th June 2019, 04:39PM
  • Hi Laura:

     

    I'm delighted to hear that you and Maurice are in contact.  He is a very good volunteer in the Bruff area and extremely pleasant and helpful.  If you would like to share your visit with us here at IrelandXO, we would be delighted to hear from you.  You can email me directly at:  jhalloranryan@irelandxo.com

     

    All the best,

     

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Tuesday 11th June 2019, 01:56PM