Thursday, September 27, 2018

101. Dermott O’Neill Email September 23, 2018

[Our latest info from the Emerald Isle. Thanks, Dermott!]

 Hi Ron,

            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.]

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

99. Richard O'Neill Family, Noble Co., OH

Richard was the youngest son of John O'Neill and grandson of Hugh "The Immigrant."

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

98. Summer Ice Cream, 1945

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

96. Family Bible Clarifications From Niall Green

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?

Niall Green


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

95. William O'Neill Deed, Co. Carlow, 1839

17   233

To the Register appointed by Act of Parliament for registering

Deeds Leases Wills and so forth in Ireland

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 County of Carlow Farmer of the one part, and John William Bathe of Clonmore in the said County Esqre of the other part.

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 County of Carlow, 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 Gentleman

signed and sealed in the presence of

Emily Watson

John Greig                                                                                                     

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

John Greig                                                                  

Sworn before me this 4th day of September 1839 at Carlow in the County of Carlow As Masters XXXXXXX for taking Affidavits in her Majesty’s High Court of Chancery in Ireland in & for the County of Carlow and I of the deponents

                                                                                    Stanley Johnson, Master Sxxxx