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Maureen McCarthy Jarock Maureen McCarthy Jarock wrote on January 17, 2013 at 9:52 pm:
Hello Castlelyons Parish! My great Uncle John Sullivan is buried in St. Nicholas Cemetery. I recently found his headstone through, in search for missing pieces to my genealogy puzzle. It was quite exciting when I found my way to a collection of headstone photographs from St. Nicholas Cemetery. I know this to be true as I am in posession of a letter written in John Sullivan's hand to my maternal grandmother Margaret Walsh Jones (daughter of Mary Sullivan). He wrote the letter May 31,1936 in Kill St. Anne, Castlelyons. My grandmother(born 1898 in New York) was living in the Bronx, New York. The letter tells us that life was not easy then. He makes reference to having buried his wife 7 years earlier, and that his brother Tom died in September of 1935. He re-married and they had a daughter Margaret Anne who died on Christmas Day 1935 at age 1 yr.& 3 months. Also a son named Fahen born August 1931, ( a photo was sent with the letter). It seems that some of the siblings came to America, ie; sisters Mary (married John Walsh)and Annie and a brother(name unknown), John, Julia and Tom stayed in Ireland. I would love to find Fahen should he still be with with us and his descendants. If anyone has a hint of information to help piece my family puzzle together, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks...
Tommy Mooney Tommy Mooney wrote on December 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm:
I am delighted to see that the wonderful book "Them Golden Fields I trod" is still selling and I also recommend it strongly as a delightful read.

My purpose in writing to this notice board is to enquire if anybody in the Castlelyons area can give me any information on a man named Mick Mansfield who appears on Census 1901, aged 2 yrs and living with his grandfather Ml. Connors in Castlelyons town and then in Census 1911 in Mohera townland still in Ml. Connors' household ?
I have also come across his name in connection with the East Cork Flying Column of 1920 at "Blackstown Bridge" ambush, near Rathgormack.
Is this the same person ? can anyone help ?
Vincent MacNeil Vincent MacNeil from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada wrote on December 2, 2012 at 3:21 am:
I am looking for information on Timothy Murphy who was of the Parish of Castlelyons, Cork. He emigrated to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. He Received land in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia from Edmund Murphy of Castlelyons. Edmund had a brother Patrick who also came to Nova Scotia. Patrick died and left no descendants. His brother Edmund in Ireland inherited it. Edmund passed it to Timothy Murphy of Castlelyons. This document is on file in Cape Breton and probably also is in Cork somewhere. I believe Edmund Murphy and Timothy Murphy are related.

Land Record - Edmund Murphy to Timothy Murphy

Doc P.A. Year - 1812 Name Edmund Murphy to Timothy Murphy Book C Pg 580 Location - Low Point

Irish Stamp Seal
Know all men by these presents that I Edmund Murphy now of the Parish of Castlelyons in the County of Cork, in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland cart maker and joiner, only brother and next of kin to Patrick Murphy formerly of Coole in the County of Cork aforesaid, but late of Sydney Island Cape Britain in North America now deceased have made, ordained, nominated, constituted, and appointed and by these presents Doth make, ordain, nominate, constitute and appoint, Timothy Murphy late of Castlelyons aforesaid carpenter, but now of Sydney Island aforesaid, my true and lawful attorney, for me, and in my home and for my use, as the only surviving brother, nearest relative, and sole Heir of the said Patrick Murphy deceased, to adjust and settle accounts with all, and any Person and Persons in Sydney Island Cape Britain, aforesaid as elsewhere, who is, or an, as shall be Indebted to the estate of the said Patrick Murphy, upon an account, as by any ways or means, how so ever and also to demand , buy, sue for, recover, and receive by all lawful ways, and means, whatsoever, of and from all and every, as any such person as persons, as aforesaid, and all and every, as any other Person, or Persons , whom it doth shall as may concern all every such sum and sums of money, debts, dues, and all such goods merchandizes and effects, which now are and which shall become and grow due, owing payable, and belonging, to the Estate of the said Patrick Murphy upon by as virtue of any securities made to him as upon any Bond, Bill, Book, as upon account of trading or dealing, as upon as by any other account, as means whatsoever. - And likewise for me and in my name to enter into and upon, and take possession of all and any Lands, houses, messuages, or other premises belonging to the Estate of the said Patrick Murphy, and to demand, sue for, recover and receive, all such sum and sums of money which now are, or shall grow due and payable for rent and ameans? of rent, out of such Lands, Houses, Messuages, as other premisses as belonging to the Estate of the said Patrick Murphy, and if need be to disbrain? for the sums, and to sell, and dispose of such distress according to the Law in that behalf directs, and upon receipt as recovery of all as any of the said debts, dues, ? and sums of money, rent, and ? of rent goods and effects as any of them, as any part thereof, sufficient acquittance, and surcharges, for the same for me, and in my name, from time to time to make, and give?, - And likewise for me, and in my name, and on my behalf to demise and let and also contract and agree for the sale of and to sell and dispose of at such rent sum as sums of money as for such time as my said Attorney shall think fit all and every as any the Houses Messuages, Lands, and other premises and their ? late of and belonging to the said Patrick Murphy, and to Execute such contracts agreements deeds writings on the demising as sale of same as may be required as necessary. and to receive for my use all monies whatsoever that shall ? or be had out of the same and upon receipt thereof to execute sufficient releases, as other discharges therefor, and generally to do negotiate transact perform, and accomplish all other acts, matters and things for me and on my behalf, in and about the premisses, and in and about and concerning the Estate of the said Patrick Murphy in Sydney Island Cape Britain, aforesaid , or elsewhere as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if Personally present hereby. - Ratifying confirming, and allowing all and whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in and about the premisses by virtue of these presents - In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twelve ----

Signed and sealed
in the presence of His
Henry Hardy ?, of the City of Cork, Pub, Not. Edmund X Murphy
John Dawman the of the same City, Public Notary Mark

To whom these presents shall come, I the right worshipful Thomas Dorman Esquire, Mayor of the City of Cork in the part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, called Ireland, as hereby certify that on the date hereof personally came and appeared Edmund Murphy of the Parish of Castle Lyions, in the County of Cork cart maker and joiner in the foregoing Power of Attorney named and the said Edmund Murphy did then in my presence duly sign and seal and execute the said power of Attorney in the presence of the witnesses thereto who are persons well known in the said City of Cork and who respectively in my presence subscribed their names as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof — In faith and testimony, hereof the said Mayor have caused the seal of the office of the Mayoralty of the said City of Cork to be hereunto affixed dated in the City of Cork aforesaid the 24th day of February in the year of our Lord 1812.
Seal of office Thos. Dorman (?)

Mayor of Cork

I John Dowman of the City of Cork, in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, called Ireland Public Notary by Royal Authority duly admitted, and sworn. Do hereby certify to whom it may concern that the Signature of Thomas Dorman at the Foot of the annexed certificate, is of the proper hand writing of the Right Worshipful Thomas Dorman Esquire, Mayor of the said City of Cork, in whose presence as also in my presence the power of attorney hereunto annexed was this Day duly executed by Edmund Murphy of the parish of Castle Lyons - in the County of Cork, cart maker and joiner, therein named in presence of the subscribing witnesses thereto therefore full faith and credit ought to be given thereto in Indicature? and thereout whereof an act being required I have granted this under my Notarial firm and seal to serve and avail where need may require. Thus alone in my office in the said City of Cork this, Twenty fourth day of February in the year of our Lord, One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twelve.

In Seal of Office In Testimonium Veritasis

(The signature is cut off of the photocopy that I have)
francie murray francie murray from l Irish from castlelyons wrote on October 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm:
There is still demand for my book "Them Golden Fields I Trod " after ten years. I recently got a third print out. This would make a nice present for friends among the Irish in foreign parts.

Open on google and proceed to You Tube, to locate many of my favourite songs some from local artists. Happy searching !!!!!
Donna Hudec-Ignatescu Donna Hudec-Ignatescu from Canada wrote on October 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm:
I am looking for ancestry links for my great grandfather, James Lyons, born in Kerry, to Keiran Lyons, born around 1805 or 1810. He came to Canada in 1857. Is there anyone there I can find out more information on this lineage? Believe Keiran's wife's name was Deby O'brien.
REGINA ANNE KEEFE KOPP REGINA ANNE KEEFE KOPP from DAYTON, OHIO, USA wrote on September 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm:
Ken o connell Ken o connell from New Zealand wrote on September 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm:
My family home is in castlelyons/Bridesbridge my grand father is Daniel o connell, his brothers were tommy,patsy and my father is Bruce, just reminiscing here in new Zealand.
Maureen Maureen from Rhode Island, USA wrote on July 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm:
I am re-submitted b/c I think I left out my e-mail address.
I am seeking information on the Ryan and Foley families who left Castlelyons in 1851. Michael Ryan (born abt.1815) and Catherine Foley (born abt. 1825) were wed in Castlelyons Parish on 14 Feb. 1840 according to a handwritten note by Fr. Thomas Ferris (on 12 Jan 1890). Michael's parents were Michael/Mary Ryan. Catherine's parents were Denis/Johanna Foley. Their daughter Catherine was born there abt. 1843 and son James Francis was born there on 14 Aug. 1846. Michael's siblings John and Mary (and possibly Catherine) went to the USA as well, in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Any info on their parents (maiden names?) or relatives is greatly appreciated. Please e-mail Maureen at:
Maureen Maureen from Rhode Island, USA wrote on July 14, 2012 at 12:58 am:
I am seeking information on my ancestors Michael Ryan (born abt. 1815) and his wife Catherine Foley (born abt. 1925). I have a handwritten note from Fr. Thomas Ferri saying they were married in Castlelyons on 14 Feb. 1840. They emigrated to the USA (Connecticut and Rhode Island) in 1851. Any info on their parents (Michael/Mary Ryan and Denis/Johanna Foley)or the births of their children Catherine (1843), James Francis (1846) would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail.
Mary Lynch Mary Lynch from USA wrote on July 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm:
I have been researching my family and found many of the branches-Sheehan,Lyons,Barry,Lynch,O'Connell and Callahan- came from Castlelyons. I would love to be in touch with someone with any of these names.
Bill Holligan Bill Holligan from Ferntree Gully Melbourne wrote on May 14, 2012 at 10:36 am:
Always enjoyable to have a read of the Castlelyons
Parish news and activities. Just a brief note, with
a bit of purpose behind it, to find out how Peggy
Verling is travelling. Our Australian family of Holligan
and Coghlan has great feeling for the Verling family
as greatgrandmother , and as to the Verling priests
who did minister and administer very ably in
Gippsland [Victoria] and Perth [WA} in the second
half of the 19th c. Our regards and love to
Peggy from all the above. And best wishes to all
you hardworking parishioners and community minded! Bill Holligan
Kevin O'SHea Kevin O'SHea from Cork, Ireland wrote on April 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm:
Hi, I've just started researching my family history. My paternal grandmother was Maye and her mother's headstone in St. Finbarr's Cemetery in Cork states that her father died in 1914 and is interred in Britway cemetery. I had a look there during the week but many of the headstones are illegible. The sign at the entrance states the registrar is Julia O'Sullivan - does any one know how I can get in contact with her? Thanks, Kevin 12/4/2012
David Pyne David Pyne from Honolulu Hawaii wrote on April 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm:
I am looking for relatives that may still live in Castleyons Parish. My grandfather Edmund Pyne was born in Castleyons Ireland on 11 April 1884. I believe he had several brothers and sisters 2 who I believe may have also emigrated to the US. I am not sure but I think his fathers name was Patrick. I have left another post for the guest book but failed to give my email which is as follows; My grandfather left Ireland on the SS Baltic from Queenstown on 5 Oct 1911. He made his way to Illiniois where he farmed and raised 3 sons. I fondly remember him talking about his beloved Ireland and still proudly tell others' of my Irish Hertiage. I am retiring soon and would so much love to be able to go back to his home and possibly even meets some family members. Please feel free to contact me at Mahalo e aloha
David pyne
David W. Pyne David W. Pyne from Honolulu Hawaii USA wrote on April 10, 2012 at 7:19 am:
Aloha, I am searching for family that may still live in the Casteyons, County Cork area. My Grandfather Edmund Pyne emigrated from Queenstown Ireland on 5 Oct 1911 on the "Baltic" arrived @ Port of New York on 12 Oct .
I know he was born 11 April 1884 in Castleyon County Cork . Immigration records in McLean County, Illinois, USA show farmers John Sweeney and John Weldon as his sponsors here.. I think his father's name was Patrick and he had several brothers and sisters, two siblings I believe also emigrated to the US. He married Margaret Burke in the US in 1917 they had 3 boys John, William, and my Father Joseph. I now live in Honolulu, Hawaii and have often thought of what he would think knowing his family now stretches half way around the world. He passed in 1963 I was 11 years old but remember him fondly. If anyone is related or knows of any please pass along my information It sure would be appreciated. I will be retiring soon and have always hoped to return to his homeland one day to experience it. Aloha to you all.

David W. Pyne
Maureen Fitzsimmons-Vanden Heuvel Maureen Fitzsimmons-Vanden Heuvel wrote on April 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm:
My great-great grandfather (MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS) came from Cork Ireland according to the birth certificates of his children, who were born in America. His birth year was listed as 1817. A dear friend of his buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Merrimac, Wisconsin lists her birthplace as Castlelyons, Ireland, so we were hopeful that was his place of birth also. Below is the information we have on his marriage and births of his children, which all happened in America.

Any help someone might have would be greatly appreciated. Family members believe my great-great grandfather could not read nor write, which would explain no contact with his family in Ireland.

I. Michael Fitzsimmons married Catherine McIntyre
1817-March 27, 1903 (86) 1826 – May 12, 1893 (67)

A. James Fitzsimmons married Margaret Goggin
Born abt 1854 New York 04/22/1890 born Merrimac

B. Michael Fitzsimmons married Kate Kelly Fa: Dan Kelly; Ireland/ Mo: Margaret Delaney; Ireland
1855 Pennsylvania 6/30/1860 WI – 10/30/1929

C. Mary Ann Fitzsimmons married John Fitzgerald
04/04/1857 WI – 12/19/1903 01/28/1887 06/28/1853 Mass - 06/07/1924

D. Peter Fitzsimmons married Emma Neiman
1860 Sauk County, WI 04/03/1895 born Waukesha, WI

E. John Fitzsimmons married Ellen Fitzgerald
1861 WI – 1941 10/07/1890 01/14/1870 – Oct. 1947

F. Rose Fitzsimmons
11/11/1863 – 02/10/1885 (aged 22 years, 10 months)

G. Thomas T. Fitzsimmons married Jennie McIntyre
Dec. 5, 1865 WI 11/18/1896
anne loughlin anne loughlin from UK wrote on April 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm:
Hello, I have two questions if anyone might be able to help.

My Grandparents lived in Castlelyons until they became too frail to live alone and then came to live with their only daughter in England. They were Peter and Ellen Browne and came to England in the 1950s. I would love to know which house they lived in.

The second question is a bit more tricky; On the 1911 Census, my great maternal Grandparents lived in Castlelyons with their Grandson Michael Mansfield who was 12 at the time.I have never been told why Michael (who I met once in later years) was living with his Grandparents .. might anyone know please? Thanks for reading my requests. Anne
Enda Joyce Enda Joyce from Barham, NSW, Austrailia wrote on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 am:
Great site, great way to see whats going on at home keep it up.....
Lorna Gray Lorna Gray from Australia wrote on March 17, 2012 at 5:17 am:
Mary Elizabeth Walsh sent to Australia from Castlelyons in 1850 on the John Knox as a Potato Famine orphan. I am her ggrandaughter and believe her parents were Johanna Ahern and Maurice Walsh. I have her details from 1850 onwards and would dearly love some information from Ireland. She was a very much loved mother of ten and died aged 88 in Tamworth NSW. I would be eternally grateful for any information regarding her parents or her address before leaving Ireland. Many
bob francella bob francella from Castlelyons wrote on January 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm:
My grandparents came from Castlelyons, Michael Kenny. My first cusion Ellen (Nellie) Barry maiden name Kenny died in 2003. Im looking for anybody who could link me with the Fleming side of the Family, Mary Fleming was married John Kenny Feb 24th 1838. I have to link the kenny family to the Fleming side of the family.
Im also looking for Nellie Barry's grand daughters e-mail address. If any body could help Please e-mail me. PS How is Father Tommy Lane?,
Aoife Hegarty. Aoife Hegarty. from Glenarousk,Castlelyons & Bournmouth UK wrote on January 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm:
Congratulations Sinead on this excellent Website. It is lovely to check out what is happening in your home Parish when you work and live in a different
country. Best wishes to everyone !

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