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1901 Census Meenacross, Templecrone, Co Donegal

 

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Name Surname Relationship Religion Education Age Sex Occupation Marriage Born Language
                   
James Sweeney Head R.C. R&W 35 M Publican Unmarried Donegal I&E

Note: James son of James and Sheila Sweeney - see 1901 census Falchorrib

                     
James Gillespie and Ellen Brennan Household            
Ellen Gillespie Head R.C. can't read 55 F Farmer Widow Donegal I&E
Mary Gillespie Dau R.C. R&W 25 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E
Note: Mary b Sep 28 1876
                     
Patrick and Alice? McShea Household            
Ellen McShea Head R.C. can't read 65 F Farmer Unmarried Donegal Irish
Sarah McShea Sister R.C. can't read 60 F Knitter Unmarried Donegal Irish
Nancy McShea Sister R.C. can't read 40 F Knitter Unmarried Donegal I&E
                     
Hugh Gillespie and Nabla Brennan Household            
Hugh Gillespie Head R.C. R&W 38 M Farmer Married Donegal I&E
Nappy Gillespie Wife R.C. can't read 37 F   Married Donegal I&E
Minnie Gillespie Daughter R.C. can't read 3 F   Unmarried Donegal  
Nappy Gillespie Daughter R.C. can't read 1 F   Unmarried Donegal  

Notes:

Nappy m David McGettigan (Hugh) Meendrain
Minnie m James McShea (Denis) Marameelan

                     
Patrick Brennan and Catherine Solan Household            
Patrick Brennan Head R.C. Read 40 M Farmer Married Donegal I&E
Kate Brennan Wife R.C. R&W 30 F   Married Donegal I&E
Mary Brennan Sister R.C. can't read 40 F Knitter Unmarried Donegal I&E
Bridget Brennan Sister R.C. R&W 20 F Knitter Unmarried Donegal I&E
Kate Brennan Aunt R.C. can't read 70 F   Widow Donegal Irish

Note:

Patrick is the son of Cormac Brennan and Hannah (Nora) O'Donnell. . He married Catherine Solan (John), Derrydruel Lr.
Siblings: John died Aug 8 1864 aged 3 yrs, Diptheria, Daniel b Jul 13 1864 (d. Mar 21 1867),  Bridget b Mar 21 1868,  
Nabla married Hugh Gillespie (Frank) - see above 

Bridget b. Mar 21 1868 married James Given (Charles, Falmore)

                     
Patrick Boyle and Anne Sweeney Household            
Anne Boyle Head R.C. can't read 54 F Farmer Widow Donegal I&E
James Boyle Son R.C. can't read 27 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E

Notes:

Patrick Boyle (James, Marameelan) married Anne Sweeney (Frank, Falcorrib) on Feb 14 1867 in St Peter’s Dungloe.

Patrick is a brother of Neil Boyle, Marameelan – see 1901 census Falcorrib

Bridget b. Oct 26 1871

                     
Joseph Sweeney and Bridget Brennan Household            
Joe Sweeney Head R.C. R&W 50 M Farmer Married Donegal I&E
Biddy Sweeney Wife R.C. Read 45 F   Married Donegal I&E
Bella Sweeney Mother R.C. can't read 80 F   Widow Donegal I&E
                     
Joseph Ward and Sarah Brennan Household            
Joseph  Ward Head R.C. can't read 46 M Farmer Married Donegal I&E
Sarah Ward Wife R.C. can't read 48 F   Married Donegal I&E
John Ward Son R.C. R&W 21 M Wool Weaver Unmarried Donegal I&E
James Ward Son R.C. R&W 19 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Eliza Ward Daughter R.C. R&W 17 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E
Biddy Ward Daughter R.C. R&W 16 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E
Mary Ward Daughter R.C. R&W 13 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E
Annie Ward Daughter R.C. R&W 11 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E
Ellen Ward Daughter R.C. R&W 9 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal English
Sarah Ward Daughter R.C. R&W 7 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal English

Notes:

Joseph Ward (John) married Sarah Brennan (John) on Feb 28 1878 in St Peter’s Dungloe

James, son b 20 Sep 1880, sponsors Edward & Frances McGettigan. 21 Sep 1908, married Grace O'Donnell (Dennis),

Craghy. Emigrated Oct 5 1908 to Bayonne

John b. Jan 16 1879 emigrated Oct 5 1908 to Bayonne
Bridget & Eliza emigrated April 17 1906
Mary emigrated Oct 5 1909
Ellen emigrated Jul 10 1916

                     
Edward O'Donnell and Hannah Boyle Household            
Edward O'Donnell Head R.C. can't read 56 M Farmer Unmarried? Donegal I&E
Hannah O'Donnell Wife R.C. Read 50 F   Married Donegal I&E
James O'Donnell Son R.C. R&W 24 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Bridget O'Donnell Daughter R.C. R&W 22 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E
Charles O'Donnell Son R.C. R&W 17 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Madge O'Donnell Daughter R.C. R&W 14 F Scholar Unmarried Donegal I&E
Edward O'Donnell Son R.C. R&W 11 M Scholar Unmarried Donegal I&E

Notes:

Edward brother of Patrick O'Donnell, Meendrain - see 1901 census Meendrain

Hannah is a sister of Neil Boyle, Marameelan – see 1901 census Falcorrib

Patrick b 22 Mar 1878, sp Patrick & Bridget O'Donnell. Returned to Pittsburg July 2 1907 on Furnessia

Bridget b Jan 18 1876 m Edward Boyle (Connell), Cleenderry

James b Mar 6 1874 m Mary Carr (Owen), Derrydruel Upper.
Catherine b Nov 12 1880
Charles m. Alice ?, Glenconnell
Edward emigrated Sep 6 1910 on Furnessia to Bayonne m Bridget Gallagher (Pat), Tievegarvlagh

                     
John O'Donnell and Mary Ward Household            
John O'Donnell Head R.C. Read 70 M Farmer Married Donegal I&E
Mary O'Donnell Wife R.C. can't read 60 F   Married Donegal I&E
Edward O'Donnell Son R.C. R&W 24 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Bridget O'Donnell Dau R.C. R&W 22 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E

Notes:

Children of John and Mary :

Ellen b. Sep 27 1865 d. 29 May 1929, married John Sweeney (Manus, Meenbannad) - Bayonne

Catherine b Oct 27 1868 d. 10 Aug 1899, married Michael O'Donnell - Bayonne

Nancy b. June 22 1871

Bridget b May 12 1876,
Edward b Dec 20 1873, married Madgey Gallagher (Morgan), Cronamadue

                     
Patrick Sweeney and Catherine Brennan Household            
Patrick Sweeney Head R.C. can't read 80 M Farmer Widower Donegal  
Neil Sweeney Son R.C. R&W 30 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal  
Ellen Sweeney Daughter R.C. R&W 27 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal  
Winny Boyle Niece* R.C. R&W 14 F Scholar Unmarried Donegal  
Neil Boyle Nephew* R.C. R&W 8 M Scholar Unmarried Donegal  

Notes:

* should be grandson and granddaughter of head of household

Ellen b Dec 22 1866 m John O'Donnell (Joseph), Marameelan - see 1911 census Meenacross
Neil m Bridget McCauley, Meenacross

Mary married James Boyle (James) Marameelan - see 1901 census Falcorrib
Una married Patrick O'Donnell (James) Meenacross - see 1901 census Meendrain
Hugh married Bridget Sweeney (James) Falcorrib - see 1901 census Falcorrib
Patrick emigrated to Canada
Peter married Eliza Brennan(John) Meenacross - Mahanoy and Bayonne
                     
Neil Brennan and Sheila McGettigan Household            
Neil Brennan Head R.C. can't read 40 M Farmer Married Donegal I&E
Sealy Brennan Wife R.C. can't read 38 F   Married Donegal I&E
Neil Brennan Son R.C. R&W 15 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Patrick Brennan Son R.C. R&W 13 M Scholar Unmarried Donegal I&E
Bridget Brennan Daughter R.C. R&W 11 F Scholar Unmarried Donegal I&E
Edward Brennan Son R.C. Read 6 M Scholar Unmarried Donegal I&E
Sarah Brennan Mother R.C. can't read 95 F   Widow Donegal Irish
Notes:
Patrick married Mary Anne O'Donnell (Seanin) Meenacross
Neil is the son of Neil and Sarah Brennan
Sister Nancy married James Brennan (John) Meenacross - see below
                     
James Brennan and Bridget O'Donnell Household            
Bridget Brennan Head R.C. can't read 44 F Farmer Widow Donegal I&E
James Brennan Son R.C. R&W 18 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
John Brennan Son R.C. R&W 17 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Cormac Brennan Son R.C. R&W 10 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal  
Bridget Brennan Daughter R.C. R&W 9 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal  

Notes:

Bridget O'Donnell's brother Daniel in Falchorrib - see 1901 Falchorrib census

Children of James and Bridget :

Anthony b 16 Dec 1879, sponsors John O'Donnell & Anne Brennan

James

John

Dennis

Cormac b Dec 23 1878 died ?

Cormac b. Oct 1890 emigrated Sep 14 1913 to brother Daniel in Bayonne. WW1 Draft Reg. Card, June 5 1917 -  Idaho

Frank emigrated May 3 1909 to brother Daniel in Bayonne

Daniel married Bridget McCarron (Bernard) Loughanure in Bayonne

Dennis, James and Anthony emigrated to US

                     
Cormac Brennan and Ellen O'Donnell Household            
Cormac Brennan Head R.C. can't read 95 M Farmer Widower Donegal I&E
Bridget Brennan Daughter R.C. R&W 30 F Seamstress Widow Donegal I&E
John Brennan Grandson R.C. R&W 8 M Scholar Unmarried U.S.A.  

Notes:

Catherine died Jan 24 1864 aged 2 years, Diptheria

John Brennan b Dec 9 1892 Pittsburg PA emigrated on California May 9 1910 to PA, married Sarah Gallagher (Morgan),

Cronamadue, in Bayonne - see 1901 census Croaghnamaddy for Morgan Gallagher and family

James married Bridget O'Donnell (Anthony) Falcorrib - see above
Ellen married James Harkin (Francis) Marameelan - see 1901 census Falcorrib
Annie married James Moles, Pittsburgh
Bridget married John S. Brennan Oct 19 1890 Luzerne PA
                     
Daniel Brennan and Nabla (Annabella) Gillespie Household            
Bella Brennan Head R.C. can't read 50 F Farmer Widow Donegal I&E
Con Brennan Son R.C. R&W 24 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Nellie Brennan Daughter R.C. R&W 20 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E
Patrick Brennan Son R.C. R&W 18 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Mary Brennan Daughter R.C. R&W 16 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal  
Daniel Brennan Son R.C. R&W 14 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal  

Notes:

Daniel Brennan a brother of James Brennan, Meendrain

Ellen Brennan b 9 Mar 1877, sp Hugh & Cecilia McGettigan. M John McFadden (Patrick) Cleendra, in Butte Montana

Condy m Anne Gallagher (Daniel) Mullnamin More, Inishkeel
John b May 28 1875
Patrick b Feb 26 1879 m Sarah Gallagher (Pat), Tievegarvlagh. Patrick emigrated on Caleddonia May 29 1905 to uncle

Daniel Gillespie in New York
James b Feb 17 1881 m Peg Friel, Fanad

Daniel emigrated on Furnessia Oct 5 1909 to brother Patrick in Bayonne

                     
James Brennan and Nancy Brennan Household            
James Brennan Head R.C. Read 43 M Farmer Married Donegal I&E
Anne Brennan Wife R.C. can't read 40 F   Married Donegal I&E
Neil Brennan Son R.C. R&W 10 M Scholar Unmarried Donegal I&E
Condy Brennan Son R.C. R&W 8 M Scholar Unmarried Donegal I&E
Bridget Brennan Daughter R.C. R&W 6 F Scholar Unmarried Donegal I&E
Anne Brennan Daughter R.C. Read 5 F Scholar Unmarried Donegal I&E
James Brennan Son R.C. can't read 3 M   Unmarried Donegal  
Peter Brennan Son R.C. can't read 6mths M   Unmarried Donegal  

Notes:

Children of James and Nancy :

Mary married Joseph O'Donnell (Neil) Marameelan

Annie married Andrew McAleer who died Oct 01 1918 in WW1

James (1898 - 1931) married Annie Finnegan - Scotland and Montreal

                     
John Brennan Head R.C. R&W 30 M Farmer Unmarried Donegal I&E
Mary Brennan Sister R.C. can't read 35 F Knitter Unmarried Donegal I&E

Notes:

Parents of John and Mary - John Brennan and Mary Sweeney

John married Kate Brown (Charles) Loughsalt

James married Nancy Brennan (Neil) Meenacross - see above

Sarah married Joseph Ward (John) Meenacross -  see above

Bridget married Joseph Sweeney (John) Kincasslagh - see above

Eliza married Peter Sweeney (Patrick) Meenacross - USA

                     
Bella O'Donnell Head R.C. can't read 70 F Farmer Unmarried Donegal I&E
Bridget O'Donnell Sister R.C. can't read 68 F Seamstress Unmarried Donegal I&E
Kate Brown Niece R.C. R&W 30 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal  

Notes:

Bella and Bridget O'Donnell, daughters of Eoin, son of Sean Beag, of Innisaille

Sister Catherine married Charles Brown Loughsalt - see 1901 census Loughsalt

                     
Edward McGettigan and Fanny O'Donnell Household            
John McGettigan Head R.C. R&W 30 m Farmer Married Donegal I&E
Bella McGettigan Wife R.C. R&W 28 F   Married Donegal I&E
Fannie McGettigan Mother R.C. can't read 67 F Knitter Widow Donegal I&E
James McGettigan Brother R.C. R&W 20 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Fannie Sweeney Niece R.C. R&W 12 F Gen. Servant Unmarried Donegal I&E

Notes:

Children of Edward and Fanny :

Mary, 11y, died Mar 31 1870

John m Belle Gillespie (Dominic) Meenacross
James b Aug 30 1872 Married Rose Doherty (Charles) Meendrain
David b June 8 1866
 died 1890
Patrick b Mar 14 1868 d 1899
Philip b Apr 10 1870
married Margaret McAnena - Armagh
Sheila married Neil Brennan (Neil) Meenacross - see above
Fanny married Charles Sweeney (James) Falcorrib -
see 1901 census Falcorrib
Hugh married Nellie Doherty (John) Marameelan -
see 1901 census Meendrain
Bridget married Daniel Boyle (Edward) Dooey on Feb 1 1870 in St Peter’s Dungloe
- emigrated to Pennsylvania

                     
Dominic Gillespie and Catherine O'Donnell Household            
Dominic Gillespie Head R.C. can't read 82 M Farmer Married Donegal I&E
Kate Gillespie Wife R.C. can't read 68 F   Married Donegal Irish
Dennis Gillespie Son R.C. R&W 28 M Farmer's Son Unmarried? Donegal I&E

Notes:

Isabelle b Feb 24 1865 m. John McGettigan (Edward), Meenacross
Dennis m Biddy Bonner (Charles), Falcorrib

                     
Frank Gillespie and Margaret O'Donnell Household            
Francis Gillespie Head R.C. can't read 26 M Farmer Unmarried Donegal I&E
Mary Gillespie Sister R.C. can't read 35 F Knitter Unmarried Donegal I&E
Sarah Gillespie Sister R.C. R&W 28 F Seamstress Unmarried Donegal I&E

Notes:

James b May 6 1866, Sarah b May 10 1868, Frank b July 14 1870

Hugh married Nabla Brennan (Cormac/Nora) - see above

Margaret married Tully Gallagher (Patrick) – see 1901 census Tievegarvlagh

Sarah married Neil O'Donnell (Patrick, Roshin S.) – see 1911 census Maghery

                     
Peter McCauley and Bridget Sharkey (Arranmore) Household            
Peter McCaulay Head R.C. R&W 54 M N.S.Teacher Married Donegal I&E
Bridget McCaulay Wife R.C. can't read 47 F   Married Donegal I&E
John McCaulay Son R.C. R&W 24 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Mary McCaulay Daughter R.C. R&W 23 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E
Bridget McCaulay Daughter R.C. R&W 21 F Dressmaker Unmarried Donegal I&E
Joseph McCaulay Son R.C. R&W 20 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
Maggie McCaulay Daughter R.C. R&W 18 F Farmer's Dau Unmarried Donegal I&E
Peter McCaulay Son R.C. R&W 17 M Farmer's Son Unmarried Donegal I&E
James McCaulay Son R.C. R&W 12 M Scholar Unmarried Donegal  
Ellen McCaulay Daughter R.C. R&W 9 F Scholar Unmarried Donegal  

Notes:

Joseph b 10 Jul 1880, sponsors John & Hanora McCauley, married Bridget Dunne in Bayonne

John b Aug 29 187,6 Mary b Dec 17 1877, Joseph b Jul 10 1880

Bridget b May 14 1879 m Neil Sweeney (Patrick), Meenacross

Margaret married Daniel Kelly, Letterkenny

                     

 

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