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Myles McSweeney (c.1828 - 1893), Kerry, Ireland
Posted by: Kilbillaghan (ID *****4252) Date: May 20, 2002 at 15:00:03
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He was born around 1828. He got married to Mary McCarthy between 1848 and 1849 in some RC parish other than Currow. They had seven children. They were living in Kilcow 1850 when their first child Edmund was born but moved to Rathnaleen by 1854 and lived there for the birth of the rest of their children.

Baptism Date       Child       Father       Mother       Sponsor       Sponsor
23rd June 1850       Edmund       Myles       Mary       Edward McSweeney       Ellen McSweeney
24th May 1854       Denis       Myles       Mary       William Dunne       "Dan" (?) McCarthy
9th April 1858       Bridget       Myles       Mary       John Fleming       Mary Fleming
21st April 1860       Michael       Myles       Mary       William Fleming       Margaret Walsh
10th May 1862       Mary       Myles       Mary       ?       ?
30th March 1864       Johanna       Myles       Mary       Thomas Fleming       Mary Breen
24th Feb. 1866       Myles       Myles       Mary       ?       Elizabeth Murphy

What happened to Edmund, Denis, Bridget, Michael, Mary and Johanna? How is Myles related to his children’s godparents Edward and Ellen, maybe a brother/cousin?

I have extracted the following information from Griffiths Valuation 1853 for Rathnaleen. The townland consisted of 375 acres with a £133 valuation. The owners (i.e. lessors) of the land were; Maunsell H. Andrews, Edmond McSweeney and Thomas Connor. The tenants or Occupiers (of interest):
 Myles McSweeney on 46 acres
 Maurice Connor with house, office and garden
 Thomas McSweeney on 36 acres
 Denis McSweeney on 39 acres
 Thomas Connor land only 19 acres
 Daniel McSweeney with house only
 Martin Connor junior with house, office and land 17 acres
 Martin Connor senior with house and land 2 acres

What was his family relationship if any to Edmond, Maurice, Daniel and Thomas? How did he die and where is he buried? Myles died in 1893 aged 65.

The Tithe Applotments for the Parish of Killeentierna, Co. Kerry dated 1827 shows the following: Rathnaleen (i.e. Ranaleen) - Florence Mahony, Daniel Mahony and John Mahony sharing 66 acres.
What was his family relationship if any to fellow tenants Denis and John?

Edward “Edmund” McSweeney (c.1781 – 10/11/1861)
Edward McSweeney of Rathnaleen was born c.1781. He is named in the Tithe Applotments in 1827 at Rathnaleen. He had at least three children. He died on the 10th Nov.1861, aged 80 and is buried in Kilsorcan.

Baptism Date       Child       Father       Mother       Sponsor       Sponsor
Before 1828       Denis       Edward       ?       ?       ?
Before 1828       Thomas       Edward       ?       ?       ?
1828       Myles       Edward       ?       ?       ?

What happened to Denis and Thomas? Thomas Sweeny of Rathnaleen married Mary Mahony on the 25th January 1850 with witnesses Denis Sweeney and J. Mahony.

KILSARCON CEMETERY
(9th row from Gate)
"Erected by Myles McSweeney of Rathnaleen in memory of his father Edmund McSweeney who died Nov. 10th AD 1861 aged 80 years. Myles McSweeney died 11th Feb. 1893 aged 65 years. John McSweeney of Castleisland died 30th Nov. 1944 aged 85 years".

The Tithe Applotments for the Parish of Killeentierna, Co. Kerry dated 1827 shows the following: Rathnaleen N/E - Edmond McSweeney on 15 acres & Rathnaleen - Middle Thomas Connor on 15 acres, Martin Connor on 15 acres and Denis Sweeny on 15 acres. This Denis Sweeny was married to Abina Connor and their daughter Mary Sweeny was baptised 17th June 1826 with sponsors Martin and Ellen Connor and their son Denis was baptised 9th December 1828 with godparents Thomas Brosnan and Johanna Connor. What is the family relationships for these land holdings, marriage and baptisms?

“Edmund” McSweeney’s wife (c.1785/1800 - c,1850/70)
Where was she born and baptised? When and where did she marry? Where did she live? How many children did she have? How did she die and where is she buried?



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