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Posted by: kilbillifgan (ID *****6463) Date: August 04, 2010 at 12:51:03
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He was born in early March in 1853 to his father James Golden, a miller and his wife Margaret Hunt and was their eldest child. He was baptised on the 18th March 1853 in Ballynahown Parish Church and his godfather was Thomas Malone and his godmother Mary Golden. The parish of Moate had two sub-parishes of Castledaly and Mount Temple. The parish of Ballynahown had two sub-parishes of Bothair and Pollogh. Golden has the soundex code G435.
I do not know who his first wife was and would like some help identifying her. I believe that his second marriage was to Alice Aherns Lonerghan on the 8th September 1895 in Manhattan, New York, New York. Alice was Irish and the daughter of John C. Lonerghan and Margaret Aherns. They had one girl Sarah.
Patrick Golden came home from America several times including 1898 to bury his father indicating that he was prosperous and living on the East coast in New York. Some of the locals remember the Goldens coming from around the district in Toorydonellan townland and they moved into Newbridge, which was very near. When the mill was knocked down in the 1920’s, the stone was used to build the parochial house in Ballynahown in the 1920’s. There is meant to be a connection with the Goldens and the district of Coulsoun.
In the 1900 census, Patrick was living in Manhattan and married to Alice. They had been married 14 years (1885/86) and had three children who were alive in 1900. Patrick was born in March 1854 and aged 44 while his wife Alice was born in September 1863 and aged 36 so she was 8 years younger. Their three children were all born in New York. They were James born in July 1887 and aged 12, Maggie born in August 1891 and aged 8 and Sarah born in March 1899 and aged 1. Patrick’s brother Michael was living with them and he was unmarried and aged 32, born in April 1868. Patrick’s sister Sarah was also living with them and she was unmarried and aged 27, born in May 1873. Patrick arrived in the US in 1885, 14 years earlier and was naturalised while his wife Alice arrived in 1894 six years earlier. Patrick worked as a boatman and his two eldest children were at school. Sarah had arrived a month earlier in 1900 while her brother Michael arrived in 1891, nine years earlier and was naturalised. Michael worked as a boatman. This was in New York, New York, Manhattan, District 933.
Alice died on the 15th November 1901 in Manhattan aged 39 implying a birth in 1861/1862.
Then Patrick got married to Helen Hood 15th November 1903 in Manhattan, New York, New York. Helen Hood was Irish and a widow as she was the daughter of Patrick Gleason and Mary Murphy. Helen Golden died between 1903 and 1910.
In the 1910 census, Patrick was living in the Bronx and widowed. He had three children. Patrick was born in reputedly 1864 and aged 46. The three children were all born in New York and unmarried. They were James born in 1888 and aged 22, Margaret (i.e. Maggie) born in 1891 and aged 18 and Sadie (i.e. Sarah) born in 1899 and aged 11. Patrick’s sister Mary Ann was also living with them and she was unmarried and aged 44, born in 1866. Patrick arrived in the US in 1885, 24 years earlier and was naturalised. Patrick worked as a machinist on automobiles and James was a carpenter on parquet floors while Margaret was a saleslady in a department store. Mary Ann arrived in 1895 and was not working. This was in District 1426, Bronx Assembly District 32, New York, New York.
I think that Patrick Golden died on the 24th July 1911 aged 59 in Manhattan.
In the 1920 census, James was head of the family. James was born in 1888 and aged 32, Margaret (i.e. Maggie) born in 1891 and aged 26 and Sadie (i.e. Sarah) born in 1899 and aged 18 all unmarried. Patrick’s sister Mary Ann (i.e. James aunt) was also living with them and she was unmarried and aged 50. Mary Ann arrived in 1895 and was not working and an alien. James was working as a carpenter and Sarah was a clerk. This was in the Bronx, Bronx, New York.
In the 1930 census, James was head of the family. James was born in 1888 and aged 42, Matilda was born in New York of German parents in 1898 and aged 32 and they were married in 1920. They had two children James Golden aged 8 so born in 1922 and Edwin Golden aged 5 so born in 1925. James worked as a carpenter laying floors. This was in the Bronx, Bronx (Districts 751-972), District 800, New York.
According to the Social Security Death Index, James Golden with SSN: 065-09-0577 and a last Residence of Allenwood, Great Neck, Nassau, New York, 11021, United States of America was born on 4 Jul 1887 died in February 1978.
Mary Ann Golden was born in July in 1854 to her father James Golden and his wife Margaret Hunt. She was baptised on the 23rd July 1854 in Ballynahown Parish Church and his godfather was Charles Rigney and his godmother Bridget Coughlin. She travelled to New York and arrived in 1895. She was living with her brother Patrick in the 1910 Census and his son James in the 1920 Census.

20/7/1858       Michael       James       Margaret       Edward Golden       Bridget Golden
28/8/1859       Margaret       James       Margaret       Thomas Kelly       Alice Magawly

There were two Margaret Goldens with one born in 1856 and a second in 1859 who I will focus upon. The second Margaret Golden was born in August in 1859 to her father James Golden and his wife Margaret Hunt and was their youngest child. She was baptised on the 23rd July 1854 in Ballynahown Parish Church and his godfather was Charles Rigney and his godmother Bridget Coughlin. She travelled to New York and arrived in 1895. She was living with her brother Patrick in the 1910 Census and his son James in the 1920 Census.

Sarah Golden was born in February in 1873 to her father James Golden and his wife Margaret Hunt and was their youngest child. She was baptised on the 8th March 1873 in Ballynahown Parish Church and his godfather was Kieran Ryan and his godmother Margaret Gaffy according to Pos. 4235 Ballynahown & Lemanaghan RC parish register, Offaly county. She travelled on her own with some locals from Queenstown, Cork on the ship Oceanic to New York and arrived on the 10th May 1900. She listed Athlone as the nearest large town and was single. Her mother died at Christmas 1898, a couple of months after her father died in July 1898. From examination of the immigration rolls in the US, it is rare to find anybody arriving aged over 60.
Sarah Golden giving her age as 26 on the original manifest gave her address as Athlone. She travelled on the Oceanic, which left Queenstown on 3rd May 1900 for New York. A sister already in New York who had an address at 105 East 82nd Ave, New York, had paid her fare of $5. Sarah Golden was with three others who also gave their address as Athlone, while they probably knew each other they went to different areas.
.        Kate Grennan aged 20
       Mary Kelly aged 18
       John Rohan aged 22.
SARAH - age unknown, b. Ireland
1900 census twice

1) Sarah Golden, NY Co., ED 726, Sheet 9, Line 30, 235 W. 51st St., servant enumerated with Jacob L. Seixas. b. Feb 1873 27y b. Ire.

Sarah Golden was born 1873 and would have been aged 27 in 1900 and not 18 or 26. She may have lied or been mistaken about her age when she emigrated but otherwise it is prudent to wonder if the Sarah Golden on the Oceanic in 1900 is ours. The John Rohan who was with Sarah Golden on the Oceanic may be the same as the John Rohan baptised 21st Jan. 1866 the son of John Rohan (in this parish register). I do not know if it is a coincidence that both Sarah Golden and John Rohan are found in this register. Obviously though if Sarah Golden emigrated her age in 1900 was 37 and not 26.
SARAH GOLDEN aged 18 (born c. 1882-3) with an address ATHLONE travelled on the OCEANIC 10th May 1900 and her sister (not named) of 105 east 82nd St. NY paid her fare. When they gave ATHLONE it does not mean they actually lived in Athlone. They usually gave it instead of the more complicated townland name they came from in the surrounding area.
This seems to confirm the local version of events that Sarah stayed around for a couple of years after the miller died, sold out by 1901 and went to her family in America.

Patrick’s father James Golden was born in 1824/25 and died on 4/7/1898 in Ireland. According to the records in the valuation office, he was the tenant with Richard Mathews as landlord on five acres, one rood and three perches containing a house, offices, corn mill and garden from when the first record was taken in 1855 on a townland called Kilbillaghan. The mill was called Newbridge because it was on the river Boore, a tributary of the Shannon. According to the valuation office records, his rate in the pound was quite high at £9.25 implying that he was prosperous. In 1871, he reduced his holding to 3 roods (i.e. quarter of acre containing all the buildings) and Francis Rafferty became his landlord with an annual rent of £15 while Patrick J. Ross took over the bulk of the holding. In 1888, he got the Surveyor to rerate his property to £6 because “the mill does very little work at present”. There was a great Gaelic welcome in the mill, and people would gather in the evening “for the chat and to play cards” with Jim, Mick and Pat Golden. Finally, in 1893 there was a further rerating of his property to £4 as “the property was greatly dilapidated and mill was not working for the past two years”. After he died in 1898 and his daughter Sarah informed the registrar of his death, the property was taken over by Brigid Rafferty in 1901. On his death certificate the cause is recorded as senile debility and he is buried in Kilomenaghan graveyard.

When he died all his family were meant to have gone to America except James who joined the RIC as a policeman ending his career in Abbeyleix. The locals remember the brothers coming back from America in the early 1900’s. The fare was £12 from Queenstown now Cobh and a bag of corn to eat on the journey. The journey would have taken 6 weeks. I saw the site of the mill at Newbridge, which was down at the river behind Charlie Rigney’s house. The mill was knocked down and the stone used to build the parochial house in Ballynahown Parish. Then the council or Office of Public Works got rid of the mill pool and race to drain the land because of flooding.
Golden surname appears to be Norman in origin. There are 31 references to the surname Goldyng in the Patentum et Clausorum Cancellariae Hiberniae Calendarium Vol.1. Pars 1. Kings Henry 11 to Henry VIII. I would be certain that the name that ended up as Golden must have descended from this name Goldyng. These patents are in latin so this Goldyng is a Latinised version of Golden it would appear? I will give two references:
1. In the time of King Richard II: "R, p mcapcoem Geo. (George) et Meileri (Miles) Goldyng, comis Walto (Walter) Goldyng custod. 1 mes & 1 caruc. tre in Chychestou in Co. Mid (referring to some land in an unknown townland in Co. Meath)".
2. In time of King Edward III: " Hugone f' Rici Goldyng (Hugh son of Richard Goldyng) qui, cu aliis de cognoie et familia suis, nup p. Orailly ( O Reilly ?) et al' Hibnic rebel capt.' (Irish rebel chieftain) et in carce detent fuer .... etc"

Baptism Date       Child       Father       Mother       Godfather       Godmother
17/8/1856       Margaret       James       Margaret       Kieran Ryan       Anne Ryan
20/7/1858       Michael       James       Margaret       Edward Golden       Bridget Golden
28/8/1859       Margaret       James       Margaret       Thomas Kelly       Alice Magawly
9/2/1862       Catherine       James       Margaret       John Hunt       Mary Rafferty
17/2/1869       Joseph       James       Margaret       Jano Magawly       M. Magawly

For New York arrival records, the following series were checked with no results for any Golden given names, with the applicable approximate ages

I then attempted to try to locate any or all of them in the 1920 US Census:

CATHERINE - age 58, b. Ire:

1) Catharine Golden, 58y, Kings Co. ED1279, Sheet 8, Line 14. Enumerated with John McGinty, listed as his mother.

2) Catharine Golden, 60y, b. Ire., Montgomery Co., ED 96, Sheet 7, Line 52, Fort Plain, came in 1880, living alone.

MARGARET - age 61y, b. Ireland:

1) Margaret Golden, 60y, b. Ire, Chenango Co. ED 127, Sheet 3, Line 43. Norwich, 9 Turner Street. Came in 1885, naturalised in 1888, enumerated with son, Thomas Golden age 28y b. NY, and daughter Margaret Golden 23y b. NY

MARY - age 66y, b. Ireland:

1) Mary Golden, 65y, b. Ire, NY Co. ED 1128, Sheet 11, Line 32. Came in 1880, naturalised in 1890, enumerated with son James 36y b. NY

MICHAEL - age 62y, b. Ireland:

1) Michael Golden, Kings Co. ED 731, Sheet 3, Line 49, 73 Devoe St.
PATRICK - age 67y, b. Ireland:

1) Patrick Golden, Richmond Co., ED 1614 Sheet 4, Line 66, Came in 1870, Naturalised. Inmate at NY County Farm Colony.

Working backwards to the 1900 US Census I found:

CATHERINE - age 38y, b. Ireland:

1) Catherine Golden, Monroe Co. ED 117, Sheet 18, Line 48, Rochester, 179 Champlain St. Born Dec 1861, 38y, b. Ire. Enumerated as niece to Thomas Smith.

JOSEPH - age 31y, b. Ireland:

1) Joseph Golden, NY Co. ED 413? (illegible), Sheet 13, Line 45, 848 11th Ave., b. Apr 1863, 37y, b. Ire, naturalised, enumerated with his wife, daughter, and 3 sons.

MARGARET - age 41y, b. Ireland:

1) Margaret Golden, NY Co. ED 784, Sheet 11, Line 87, 4 E. 72nd St. Enumerated as servant of Joseph F. Thompson. 40y, b. Mar 1860, b. Ire.


PATRICK -AGE 47y, born Ireland:

2) Patrick Golden, NY Co. ED 933, Sheet 21, Line 61, 331 E 117th St. b. Mar 1854, 44y, b. Ire, naturalised. Enumerated with wife, Alice b. Sep 1863 36y b.Ire, son James b. Jul 1887 12y b. NY, daughters Maggie b. Aug 1891 8y b. NY, Sarah b. Mar 1899 1y b. NY, sister Sarah b. May 1873 27y b. Ire. and boarder or brother Michael Golden b. Apr 1868 32y b. Ire.

Since two of the daughters were called Margaret, this leads me to speculate that the first one had died before 1859 and in keeping with traditional practice; they named a subsequent child after one that died earlier.

SMALL CORRECTIONS: The sponsors of Joseph Golden were not Jano and M.Magawly but "J & M. McGawly".
The date for Michael is 20/6/1858.

Patrick’s mother Margaret Hunt was born in 1833/34 and died on 2/12/1898. The family was meant to be involved in the weaving business in Athlone. With the birth of her first child Patrick on 18th March 1853, this would imply a marriage between 1851 and June 1852 since the birth of Patrick was lawful according to the records. She might have got married earlier from 1849 if she got married between 16 and 18. These were very difficult times following on from the 1842 to 1847 famine. The marriage records for Moate/Kilcleagh are dated from 1837 and no marriage record for James Golden/Margaret Hunt exists there or in the adjacent parish of Ballinahown from 1822. The Laois/Offaly Heritage Centre in Tullamore, Co. Offaly has researched the Offaly parish records for a possible marriage record with no success. However, they did point out that Ferbane, which is five miles away from Ballinahown, does not have any marriage records between 1833 and 1877.
There is no record of the godfather John Hunt in Westmeath. They did find an additional child Sarah born to James Golden and Margaret Hunt recorded in Ballinahown parish. After her husband died in July, she survived him by nearly five months. She was aged 64 and died in the mill at Newbridge from syncope cancer, which she suffered from for two years. She was correctly described as the widow of a miller and her daughter Sarah “Goulding” was present at her death. Sarah could not write and left her mark on the death certificate. Her name was incorrectly entered into the death certificate as “Goulding” rather than Golden.
A Margaret Hunt was born 16/11/1851 in Tuam parish; another 18/12/1852 in Dunmore and another was also born in Tuam on 7/10/1847 in Co. Galway but I do not know if they are related.
I also searched the 1901 census for many of the townlands surrounding and including Ballyard (Bellair) and parish of Kilcleagh within Westmeath and Offaly. No Golden was found either as heads of household or living with others. I did find the following Hunt family:
Parish of Kilcleagh Castletown DED of Castledaly
Edward Hunt aged 63 a widower working as a Milesman for the G.S.W.R
John Hunt aged 29 his son also a milesman.single
Anne Hunt aged 26 his daughter, a housekeeper. single.
All born in Westmeath.
Castletown seems to be right beside Newbridge and the rail line passes to the north of it. Newbridge Mill is named on an 1842 map of the area and Castletown is down a small road to the east of it. GSWR is Great Southern & Western Railways. Also found in the Parish of Kilcleagh at "Glebe East" was: Owen Hunt aged 47 and his brother Thomas Hunt aged 40, Farmers.
John Golden who was present at Ballyard (Bellair) in 1854 was gone from the area by 1901 leaving no family of Golden behind. His landlord’s son was still there called William Homan Mullock. His father Thomas Homan Mullock was not of that name. He changed it in 1843. This was John Goldens landlord. His real name was Thomas Mullock Mulloy. They did not seem to leave any estate papers. With the lack of the Tithe Applotments, I do not really know what adult Goldens were living there before Michael, James and Patrick Golden. As there are only 4 Golden named for the entire of Offaly in 1854 I suspect that the original Golden who was in Bellair pre.1820s was Thomas Golden died 1841 (?) with his family (but I would think they came from somewhere else before that).
Ellen Hunt aged 17 left Queenstown on the Celtic on 28th May 1904. She went to Hartford ,Conn, USA where her sister Margaret Hunt was living at 520 Framington Ave, Hartford, Conn. Her sister paid her fare of $10. She travelled alone and this is the Ellen Hunt from Moate who later married John Coughlin in Hartford. I think Margaret and Ellen Hunt are daughters of John Hunt of Moate but do not really know how they would relate to Margaret Hunt (though I am sure they are related in some way?). Ellen was born in 1877 so is at least 2 generations later than Margaret Hunt.
I examined the Tithe Applotments for Moate dated 1825 and this shows a James Hunt living in the village of Moate. Also living in the village of Moate at the same time was Michael Golden. It has been determined that Michael Golden was married to Frances Grady and they had two sons Thomas born 1830 and Richard born 1835.
Hunts who married in USA: There are two references to female Hunts in this register and both seem to be daughters of John Hunt and Margaret Hynes. The priest somehow received details about the marriages in the USA and wrote them into the register.
1. MARGARET HUNT bapt. 18th Feb. 1883, sp: Bernard Fox and Anna Johnston, married 27th Sept. 1918 or 1911 (not clear) at St. Josephs, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. to Joseph O'Neill bapt. 16th Dec. 1884
2. ELLEN HUNT born. July 1877 of this parish. The only Hunt born in July 1877 was MARY HUNT bapt. 18th July 1877 the dau. Of John Hunt and "Hynds" (Margaret Hynes). This Ellen or Mary Hunt married John Coughlan on the 22nd Sept. 1908 at St. Peters Church, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.
I have subsequently discovered through the Ellis Island site that an Ellen Hunt aged 17 (born c. 1884) travelled out to 520 Framington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut to her sister Margaret Hunt (cost $10) arriving at NY on the CELTIC giving her address as ATHLONE. 5th June 1904. I am not sure this will help you but it might be helpful if their father JOHN HUNT was a brother or relative of Margaret Hunt Golden? There are many by the name GOLDEN in Hartford in 1890s.Some are Irish but others are Russian or German (probably all Jewish). It appears that Edward Hunt aged 24 son of John Hunt was listed to go on The Laurentic on the 30th Jan. 1910.He was 5ft 8 inch. He was to go from Cobh to NY and then to Hartford, Conn. His sister KATE HUNT paid the fare. He gave his last residence as ATHLONE. But his name is crossed out on the passenger list.
The problem about the HUNT records in the parish register is that there is never any GOLDEN connected to them by way of sponsors or witnesses, etc. There are three John Hunts named in this register who were already married and having children around the 1840s. John HUNT to Bridget DALY, John HUNT to Mary FEENEY and John HUNT to Margaret HYNES. I do not know which one was the sponsor for James Golden and children. Perhaps the above HUNTS in CONNECTICUT had connections to GOLDENS and if so maybe the Goldens ended up in HARTFORD also? But appears from above that many from Athlone area ended up in New York travelling out from Cobh, Co. Cork.
Here are the naturalizations that are held by the NY County Clerk for the Supreme Court of New York. This is only one court out of many that processed naturalizations in NYC. New York County Clerk's Petitions for Naturalization, 1907-1924, New York County Supreme Court.
Name: Aaron Golden
Address: 304 E. 101 St.
Volume #: 106
Page #: 128
Date: 28 Apr 1913
Name: Alexander Golden
Address: 546 Wendover Ave.
Volume #: 97
Page #: 172
Date: 27 Feb 1913
Name: Barnet Golden
Address: 5 Ave. C.
Volume #: 252
Page #: 227
Date: 27 Feb 1917
Name: Harry Golden
Address: 118 Broome St.
Volume #: 187
Page #: 235
Date: 08 Jun 1915
Name: Jacob Golden
Address: 143 Orchard St
Volume #: 364
Page #: 11
Date: 07 Nov 1919
Name: James Golden
Address: 17 Manhattan St
Volume #: 333
Page #: 71
Date: 22 Apr 1919
Name: Jeremiah Golden
Address: 2 Arden St.
Volume #: 530
Page #: 92
Date: 10 May 1922
Name: John Henry Golden
Address: 23 E 48 St
Volume #: 301
Page #: 115
Date: 23 May 1918
Name: Joseph Golden
Address: 1407 Brook Ave.
Volume #: 157
Page #: 53
Date: 20 Apr 1914
Name: Matthew (Mathew) Golden
Address: 430 E. 58 St.
Volume #: 309
Page #: 73
Date: 22 Aug 1918
Name: Morris Golden
Address: 250 Broome St.
Volume #: 212
Page #: 21
Date: 15 Dec 1915
Name: Moses Golden
Address: 300 Broome St.
Volume #: 77
Page #: 67
Date: 25 Jul 1912
Name: Robert Golden
Address: 346 E. 10 St.
Volume #: 34
Page #: (85)
Date: 28 Jul 1911
Name: Samuel Golden
Address: 55 Stanton St.
Volume #: 437
Page #: 205
Date: 23 Jul 1920

       Name: Abraham Golden
Address: 181 Cherry St.
Volume #: 334
Page #: 162
Date: 07 May 1919
Name: Alexander Michael Golden
Address: 520 W. 157 St.
Volume #: 528
Page #: 44
Date: 10 May 1922
Name: Ellen Golden
Address: 209 E 69 St
Volume #: 626
Page #: 160
Date: 12 Mar 1924
Name: Hyman Golden
Address: 274 Bleecker St.
Volume #: 561
Page #: 102
Date: 31 Aug 1922
Name: James Golden
Address: 174 St. & Fort Washington Ave.
Volume #: 67
Page #: 204
Date: 26 Jun 1912
Name: James Nicholas Golden
Address: 533 W. 157 St.
Volume #: 81
Page #: 120
Date: 10 Sep 1912
Name: John Golden
Address: 109 Charlton St.
Volume #: 318
Page #: 101
Date: 22 Nov 1918
Name: John Joseph Golden
Address: 124 or 174 E. 98 St.
Volume #: 402
Page #: 64
Date: 09 Jan 1920
Name: Joseph William Golden
Address: 554 W. 160 St.
Volume #: 601
Page #: 197
Date: 05 Oct 1923
Name: Max Golden
Address: 603 E. 14 St.
Volume #: 191
Page #: 154
Date: 28 Apr 1915
Name: Morris Golden
Address: 242 E. Houston St.
Volume #: 258
Page #: 220
Date: 04 Oct 1917
Name: Nathan Golden
Address: 220 E. 25 St.
Volume #: 121
Page #: 78
Date: 01 Aug 1913
Name: Sam Golden
Address: 159 E. 2 St.
Volume #: 227
Page #: 23
Date: 23 May 1916
Name: Thomas Golden
Address: 1121 Second Ave.
Volume #: 2
Page #: 2
Date: 24 Aug 1908

       Name: Abraham Golden
Address: 118 E. 111 St.
Volume #: 592
Page #: 244
Date: 06 Jun 1923
Name: Arthur Tye Golden
Address: 538 W. 153 St.
Volume #: 289
Page #: 87
Date: 07 Dec 1917
Name: George Golden
Address: 20 Osborne St. Bklyn.
Volume #: 347
Page #: 205
Date: 29 Apr 1919
Name: Isaac Golden
Address: 49 Stanton St.
Volume #: 30
Page #: 52
Date: 06 Jun 1911
Name: James Golden
Address: 323 E. 69 St.
Volume #: 479
Page #: 190
Date: 27 Apr 1921
Name: James Patrick Golden
Address: 120 E 83 St
Volume #: 437A
Page #: 298
Date: 07 Oct 1920
Name: John Golden
Address: 423 W 19 St
Volume #: 619
Page #: 130
Date: 04 Mar 1924
Name: Joseph Golden
Address: 106 E 10 St
Volume #: 165
Page #: 185
Date: 16 Jul 1914
Name: Lena Golden
Address: 2 E. 118 St.
Volume #: 372
Page #: 116
Date: 21 Jan 1920
Name: Michael Golden
Address: 17 Manhattan St
Volume #: 315
Page #: 47
Date: 08 Nov 1918
Name: Morris Harry Golden
Address: 546 Claremont Pkway, Bronx
Volume #: 361
Page #: 204
Date: 25 Jun 1919
Name: Patrick Golden
Address: 25 W. 83 St.
Volume #: 130
Page #: 2
Date: 01 Oct 1913
Name: Sam Golden
Address: 756 E. 155 St.
Volume #: 77
Page #: 208
Date: 07 Aug 1912
Name: Timothy Golden
Address: 409 E. 69 St.
Volume #: 5
Page #: 138
Date: 22 Jun 1908

I have been collecting details of Goldens in the Athlone area. A Margaret Golden who was born in 1861 died in 1865 after been burnt to death and this could have been our Margaret born in 1859. An Ellen Golden from Amnagh died from chronic bronchitis in the Athlone workhouse aged 80 in 1904 implying a birth of c.1824. She was the widow of a labourer. In addition, in 1904, a Mary Golden who was married to a farmer Martin Golden of Athlone district died aged 46. There is also a Thomas Golden who died on the 9/7/1841 in Knocknashinoue that is in the parish of Kilcleagh. In 1803 in Westmeath, there were 249,943 Irish plantat acres; in 1791, there were 13,951 houses, 62 civil parishes, 12 baronies and 4 boroughs. It may be worth checking Offaly since they were very close to the border and James Golden RIC retirement record mentions residing in Offaly.
Below are the Goldens listed in the index to court cases held by the New York Supreme Court. This is only one of many courts in NYC. New York Supreme Court Plaintiffs, 1824-1911, New York County Clerk's Office.

Plaintiff: Daily News Savings And Building Loan Assn.
Defendant: Golden, Michael
Nature of Case: Foreclosure 6 Mar 1894
Reference: GA 244
Plaintiff: New York City, Health Dept.
Defendant: Golden, Bernard
Nature of Case: Condemnation 29 Jan 1897
Reference: GA 928
Plaintiff: New York City, Health Department
Defendant: Golden, Bernard
Nature of Case: Condemnation 8 Oct 1897
Reference: GA 928
Plaintiff: Health Department Of The City Of New York
Defendant: Golden, Bernard
Nature of Case: Condemnation 29 Jan 1898
Reference: GA 928
Plaintiff: Mutual Real Estate Co.
Defendant: Golden, James W.
Nature of Case: Foreclosure 17 Apr 1900
Reference: GA 1503
The parish of Moate is in the diocese of Ardagh and the parish priest of Moate pointed out that there were other Goldens living in the parish who were probably related; Thomas Golden baptised on 12/7/1830 and Richard Golden 6/3/1835 whose parents were Michael Golden and Frances Grady. A Michael Golden lived in the Main Street of Moate village on the 25th August 1825.This Michael Golden had 15 perch worth of land. However, this Michael Golden probably would be the grandfather or granduncle of James Golden and not the father. Those who lived at Toorydonellan in 1825 were: Martin and Pat Molloy, Thomas Turley, James Fox and Michael Fitzgerald, Patrick McGuale and John McLaughlin. The Michael Golden living in Moate for the 1828 Tithes valuation seems to have died or moved by the 1855 Griffiths valuation.
A James Golden was born 26/7/1835 in Rahoon in Galway along with another James Golden who was born in Rahoon on 30/4/1829. There was also a James Golden born in 1825 in Boyle parish Roscommon to a Thomas and Mary Golden. While they may be distant relations, they are probably immediate family members.
Michael Golden was meant to have taken over the running of the mill but I thought it was Patrick. Michael Golden was considered to be very musical and played the melodica. They were on land that the locals called Newbridge, but the proper name was Kilbillaghan townland on the map.

LEMMANAGHAN and BALLYNAHOWN Pos. 4235 marriages for Sept. 1845 to Oct. 1854 are missing bapt. for late Dec. 1824 to Feb. 1826 are missing
PETER GOLDEN de BELLAIR 20th Dec. 1876
Margarita HUNT de CORRICKBOIGH 4th Feb. 1858
Joannes HUNT de CORRICKBOIGH 13th June 1858
PATRICK GOLDEN and his wife Mary CLOONEEN. Their known children:
1. Bridget GOLDEN bapt. 11th June 1827 sp: JAMES GOLDEN and Margaret GOLDEN
2. Elizabeth GOLDEN 24th May 1829 sp: Martin and Bridget Clooneen
3. Mary GOLDEN bapt. 7th July 1831 sp: Patrick Mooney and Bridget Clooneen.
James GOLDEN and his wife Mary MALOWNY or MALONEY Their known children:
1. John GOLDEN bapt. 27th March 1831 sp: John Cartin or Carter ? and Mary Reily.
2. Catherine GOLDEN bapt. 13th April 1829 sp: Eugene McLoughlin and Mary Reily.
MARY GOLDEN wife of JAMES HARBERT: their son JOHN HARBERT bapt. 20th Sept. 1828 sp: Patrick Connelly and BRIDGET GOLDEN.
In regard to the ref. to a James Golden of Boyle born 1825? There is nobody called GOLDEN or James Golden bapt. in the Parish of Boyle in 1825. Nor anyone of that name before or after that year. But there is a WILL record of a JAMES GOLDEN who died 1895 in Boyle and he was a merchant who left his estate to his brother MICHAEL GOLDEN also a merchant of Boyle.
The family believes that one of their descendants became a policeman in the US and remembers Jim’s daughter Peg visiting relatives in Durrow who were on the Golden side of the family. I have undertaken extensive research in New York to find the rest of the family. The record search was for the possible arrival of Sarah into the Port of Boston 1902-1906. I searched record series T521 for any sign of either and could find none.
Court Records are held in the Four Courts and I ordered some of these through the NLI:
•       Westmeath Miscellaneous Records 1806-1860 (1c/56/90).
•       Westmeath Ejectment Books. Moate area.
•       Clerk of Peace and Court Judge (1c/32/73 and 74). These only exist for 14th Jan. 1889 to 5th April 1895.
•       Westmeath Coroners Inquest papers 1890s (1c/32/109).

There was nothing found in these of any interest and the NLI seem to have lost the Coroners Inquest Papers! Typical. In addition, the records were not 1806-1860 as indicated in the index but turned out to be legal records from 1890s and 1900s. Also available in the NLI is index to Register of Papers. These contain police and military reports as well as old government letters of all types.
Included in them are the Outrage Papers, which cover Westmeath from 1836 onwards. I have discovered that Richard Mathews who may have been the landlord when Mickey Flynn was hanged actually died in 1832 as indicated in the Index to Prerogative Grants in the NLI. His address was given as "Boganagh", Co. Westmeath and he was described as an "esquire". If this is the same Richard Mathews then Michael Flynn can only have been hanged between 1830-32 because the dates for the Tithe Wars is usual given as 1830-1838. This Richard Mathews probably had another son called Richard Mathews who was James Golden's landlord in 1855? If so then there could be two Richard Mathews alive sometime between 1830-1838?
There are no Outrage Papers for Westmeath dating from 1830. They only start in 1836 and go up to 1850s? It is hard to know who Goold is who was named in the poem. There is certainly nobody by the name of Trout (first name Guss) to be found in any record. This does not seem to be a proper name? Maybe it is a misprint for Troy?
It may be that Goold refers to James Golden but it could easily be Michael Golden of Moate, who was present in Moate in 1824. The poem indicates that Flynn was marched through Moate where a Goold swore he knew him? It could be that Michael Golden and family left the Moate area soon afterwards as from the above Outrages it seems there were many men in the district ready to go out in groups/gangs to force their will on anyone they did not agree with. If Goold is Golden I think its much more likely that its Michael Golden and not James Golden.
Outrage Papers NLI (3/701/3)
I only checked a few years i.e. 1836 to 1838. Unfortunately though Ballynahown was mentioned a few times none of the surnames of interest were listed. The following individuals from Ballynahown or the area immediately around it were named:
Martin Mannion of Ballinahown was attacked by four men .One had a gun. He was in his house with other men where they were holding property belonging to someone else, which had been seized earlier. The four men were unable to gain access to the building.
Thomas Byrne had his orchard attacked by some people from the area.
John McGuire of Boggagh had oats destroyed.
Thomas "Fennell" ? of Ballinahown was attacked by armed men.
John Mannion of Ballynahown had his horse stabbed.
Thomas Murray of Ballynahown was assaulted.
Francis Rafferty was assaulted. On 23rd June "Ballinahown House" was ordered to be a temporary barracks and a new police station for the area was ordered.
Bryan Molloy of Boggagh had his unoccupied house burnt by a gang.
There are slightly more details in the Outrage police letters. The above gives the important details. No other persons were named. These events in or around Ballynahown were usually reported at MOATE. Unfortunately no reference to Michael Flynn during these years.
I examined the Tithe Applotments for St. Marys , Athlone and found one Golden. The person who wrote the Tithes for this parish wrote down the surnames in a peculiar fashion. For example : "Geogahan's Jas " and "Gill's Thomas". He did the same for the following:
"GOLDEN'S P. Coursin lane Js Mahar or Mahan " (see copy of Tithes to be posted).
All I can determine from this is that there was a P. (Patrick ?) Golden and family living in "Coursins lane" in Athlone in 1825.
I checked ATHLONE parish register: Pos. 4242 ATHLONE /St.Mary’s
Patrick GOLDEN & his wife Bridget CARROLL
This PATRICK GOLDEN was a sponsor on the 23rd May 1825 for John Kilduff whose parents were Francis and Ann Murray of "COSIN" and Patrick Golden was indicated in this record to be also of "COSIN". This "Cosin or Coosan or Cossan" appears to be the same Coursins lane named above? Their known children:
1. Mary GOLDEN, bapt. 1st Sept. 1824, sp: Patrick Glynn and Mary Hughes, Location for parents was " Balyglass"
2. William GOLDEN, bapt. 4th May 1816, sp: Bernard Connor and Margaret Mulvanny
3. Martin GOLDEN, bapt. 7th Nov. 1818, sp: James Fallon or Tallon and Anna Reynolds
William GOLDEN & his wife Eleanor REYNOLDS Married 27th August 1842, wit : Eleanor Reynolds and Eleanor Kearney, Location : " Cossan"? Their known children:
1. & 2. Martin (1) & Bridget GOLDEN, bapt. 1850 (twins ?), sp: Michael Concannon, Margaret GOLDEN, Timothy Reynolds and Eleanor GOLDEN, Location : (nearly illegible) "Coossane or Coosare"
3. Mary GOLDEN of "Coossan"?, bapt. 8th Feb. 1848, sp: Patrick Benson and Margaret " Cormack" ?
4. Martin (2) GOLDEN of " Coosan"?, bapt. 14th May 1857, sp: Patrick Reynolds and Margaret Norton.
Rosanna GOLDEN bapt. 20th Oct. 1841, daughter of Michael GOLDEN and Mary Connor
sp: "Joanne" Whelan and Mary Fisher. Location : " Ferry L.B" ? Unfortunately there is a large gap between 1827 and 1839 which means if James GOLDEN was bapt. in Athlone between those dates then it would not be recorded.
MOATE PARISH RECORD Pos. 9358 NLI This was recently put on film. It covers records up to early 1900s I see that MARY GOLDEN married a JAMES GILMORE in this parish.
James Gilmore & his wife Mary GOLDEN, Lived in MOATE village it would seem but were not to be found in Moate or surrounds in 1901 census. They may have emigrated before 1900? Their known children:
1. Mary GILMORE, bapt. 20th Nov. 1879, sp: Patrick Moran and Jane Carty
2. Rosa or ROSE GILMORE, bapt. 9th August 1883, sp: James Donegan and Margaret Hackett
3. & 4. Cecilia & Anna GILMORE, Twins, bapt. 2nd July 1885, sp: Magennis, Foley, Wedick and Maher.
I did see the two children of MICHAEL GOLDEN and FRANCES GRADY.
1. Thomas GOLDEN, bapt. 12th June 1830, sp: Thomas Bryan and Margaret GRADY
2. Richard GOLDEN, bapt. 6th March 1835, sp: WILLIAM GOLDEN alias GOOLDEN and
This seems to indicate that Michael Golden had a brother William Golden.
OBITS: I did see the record for James Golden of 18th June 1851 but the following also occurred:
14th June 1852 Ad. Dispn. Jacobin Golden de Kilcleagh £0.5.6
12th June 1851 Patricum Golden de Kilcleagh
14th June 1852 Certif. ad. Jacobum Golden de Newbridge dues in June £0.5.0
I could not find any Golden in obits for 1890s but this may be relevant: MARGARET GOULDING 5th Oct. 1898. £2.14.6. This surname does not occur anywhere in the register that I could see. Perhaps it's Margaret Golden but that is unlikely.
James Gilligan married Rosa McGrath with James Golden was a witness for these in 1835.
MARY GOLDEN aged 18 (born c.1881-2) with an address at ATHLONE travelled on the OCEANIC on 11th April 1900 to her uncle ( not named) at 433 west 50th St. NY. Cost of fare was $5. Also on this ship KATE HUNT aged 18 from ATHLONE travelling to her cousin MARY RILEY at 104 east 102nd St. NY. MARY GOLDEN it seems travelled back to Ireland and returned to US on the MAJESTIC 16th Nov. 1905 aged 23. Stated she had been in NY 5 years previous. She was going back to home of Mr. Leonard 122 west 94th St. NY and her last residence was given as Athlone. She paid a fare of $50! On 1st Nov. 1906 ANNIE GOLDEN aged 19 (born c.1887) travelled on the OCEANIC .Gave her address as ATHLONE and went to her sister MARY GOLDEN at 533 west 150th St. NY. Fare paid by Mary Golden was $25.

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