Thursday, September 27, 2018
[Our latest info from the Emerald Isle. Thanks, Dermott!]
Hope you are keeping well. I am sending you an extract from a local newspaper from around 1876.
William O'Neill, b1832, eldest son of James, nephew to your Hugh, was an agricultural engineer, who had a foundry in Athy. He won many prizes for his agricultural implements and exhibited at the annual Royal Dublin Society show. He married Francis Budds, but had no children (my G-G-uncle thinks). Have not found a death notice for him yet; I suspect he may have traveled to Australia or America to visit or stay with relatives. I have also found strong Quaker connections--I will send a photo of Quaker records.
Would he be a second cousin of your William? William is a recurring name in the various O'Neill families on this side of the pond.
All the best, Dermott
[Only Quaker reference I’ve seen for the O’Neills.]
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Cousins photo taken late 1945 in front of the Bowen house at 331 ½ Commerce Street in Wellsburg, WV. Top Row (L-R): Ron Darrah, Dale Shackle, Donnie Day, Joe Bowen. Bottom Row (L-R): Nancy Darrah, Kathleen Rider. The children are all O’Neill descendants.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Friday, October 20, 2017
Information Recorded In the O’Neill Family Bible
Information on the birth dates of John O’Neail’s children in the O’Neill Family Bible has been reproduced in various articles and documents. I think some of writing has been misinterpreted or miscopied, and I would propose the following:
1. The last number in the year of birth for James O’Neail is probably an 8. It is not a 7, and I do not think it is a 9. if it is compared with the year of Luke O’Neail’s birth. The year of birth should be 1758, not 1757.
2. If this number is an 8, then the year of birth for William O’Neail should read 1781, not 1778. This would be consistent with the gravestone inscription which reads William O’Neill died 15th April 1843 aged 62 years. This was also recorded in the Journals for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead. Volume III printed 1895/7.
If William was aged 62 in 1843, his year of birth would be 1781.
3. The month of Catherine’s birth has been recorded as May, whereas the family bible clearly indicates the month was August.
Does anyone have any alternative views on the above?
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
To the Register appointed by Act of Parliament for registering
Deeds Leases Wills and so forth in
A Memorial of an Indenture and Assignment bearing date the Twenty Seventh day of August One thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and made between William Percival O'Neill of Clonburren in the
of the one part, and John William Bathe of
Clonmore in the said County of Carlow Farmer of
the other part. County
Whereby after reciting as therein is recited It is Witnessed that for the consideration therein, He the said William Percival O'Neill granted bargained sold assigned released and confirmed unto the said John William Bathe in his actual possession then being as therein mentioned and to his heirs Exxx Axx and assigns All that and those that part of the lands of Garryhill otherwise Clonmore latterly called Clonburren containing by a survey three acres two roods and thirty eight perches Irish plantation measure be the same more or less, with the dwelling house outoffices, garden Orchard and lawn thereon, and attached thereto, bounded on the North, South and East by that part of Clonmore held by John Nowlan, and on the West by the High road leading from Garryhill House to Fenagh , situate lying and being in the parish of Dunleckney and
To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John
William Bathe his heirs Exors Admors or assigns from thenceforth for the
lives and life of the said William Percival O'Neill,
William Miller and George
Cooke and the survivor of them and for and provided the said Wm. B.
Cookes interest in Sd Houses xx xx
premises so xxx continues) during the residue or
remainder of the term or period of thirtyone years /\ in and by the therein
inpart recited Indenture x thereof granted of
Release of the first day of June one thousand eight
hundred and thirty seven /\ then to come and unexpired, whichever of
said terms for lives or years should longest last, Subject Nevertheless to the
payment of the yearly rent in and by the same Indenture reserved, and to the
observance and performance of the Covenants provisoes and agreements therein
contained, which said Deed is duly Executed by the respective parties thereto
and this Memorial is also duly Executed by the said Wm
P. O'Neill & the execution of
said deed & this Memorial is witnessed by Emily
Watson of Fenagh Widow & John Greig of Lipton? In
the County of Carlow County of Carlow Gentleman
signed and sealed in the presence of
Willm P O'Neill
The above named John Greig maketh oath and saith he is a subscribing witness to the Deed of which the above writing is a Memorial and also to the above memorial and Saith he saw the said Deed and also the above Memorial duly executed by the said William Percival O'Neill and Saith the name John Greig so subscribed as a witness to said Deed and above Memorial is this deponents proper name and handwriting
Sworn before me this 4th day of September 1839 at Carlow in the
XXXXXXX for taking Affidavits in her Majesty’s High Court of Chancery in Ireland
in & for the County
of Carlow and I of the