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Subject: Re: [OSHAUGHNESSY] John O'Shaughnessy family of Glin, Co. Limerick
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:51:20 -0600
I do not know if we have a specific connection, for I have two
Shaughnessy families. I believe are connected one begins with a Norman
Hamilton, NY, who has two Shaughnessy girls Mary and Margaret, b.
Askeaton, Co. Limerick, who married in 1851 to two of his Cregan line,
either in Utica NY or in Ireland. As far as I can tell these two
Shaughnessy's tie into my John Joseph Shaughnessy, b. 10 Jul 1845, Co.
Limerick, who is the son of a Michael O'Shaughnessy, b. abt. 1816,
Ireland, and Ann, b. abt. 1818.
My grandmother is the daughter of John Joseph, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, b.
6 Sep 1882-1888, Utica NY. And I am pretty sure Michael Shaughnessy is
the brother to Mary and Margaret Shaughnessy of Co. Limerick. So I feel
my Shaughnessy's come from the same County.
I see that Glin is 15 miles from Askeaton, and your John O'Shaughnessy
dates go back to 1841. There can be a slight chance of a connection,
also I have Begnal's from Co. Meath or Co. Westmeath 1847, who after
coming to America some went to CT and mine went to Albany NY....and
there is a possibility yours besides going to MA, I see some died in
NY...I have another Shaughnessy, John Franklin who in 1918, lived at 321
St. Nicholas Ave., New York City, that married Katharine Prior, 11 Feb
My Shaughnessy lineage - http://www.begnal-enterprises.com/shaughnessy/
D.R. "Doc" Begnal-Young - "Pay It Forward"
I am a Hunkie Portagee with a twist of Irish and a blend of Scot &
English kindness, from the Greater Salt Lake Valley, UT - Formerly a
Native So. Californian
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>Surnames: O'SHAUGHNESSY, MURPHY, BRASSIL, MANGAN
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>Due to a very lucky breakthrough, I now have more information about the family of our Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy (possibly James Nicholas) born in Glin, lived in Cambridge, MA. Does anyone have any connection to this family?
>John O'SHAUGHNESSY of Glin married Mary MURPHY sometime prior to 1841. Their children (at least the ones I know about) were:
> 1. John O'SHAUGHNESSY, a bricklayer, born abt. 1841 in Co. Limerick. Married Catherine (born abt. 1851 in Co. Dublin.) According to the 1911 census, they were living at 56 Donore Ave. in Merchant's Quay, Dublin with their 4 surviving children (out of 17!)
> a. James, single, born abt. 1881 in Dublin (city). Also a bricklayer.
> b. Allice (sic), single, born abt. 1884 in Dublin (city). A dressmaker.
> c. Catherine, single, born abt. 1886 in Dublin (city). An assistant in a hardware shop.
> d. Elizabeth, single, born abt. 1892 in Dublin (city). No occupation given.
>Also living in the house at this time was John O'SHAUGHNESSY, a grandson to John and Catherine, born abt. 1897 in Dublin (city), though there's no way of knowing from this record who his parents were. A niece, Mary MANGAN, is also living there and the right age to be the daughter of John's sister Alice(see below).
> 2. Nicholas J. O'SHAUGHNESSY, a tailor, born Abt. 27 Jun 1850 in Glin, Co. Limerick, Ireland. Died 19 Nov 1924 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. Married Mary BRASSIL born Abt. 24 Mar 1860 in Tarbert, Co. Kerry, Irelandd: 23 Jul 1918 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
> a. Mary T. O'SHAUGHNESSY, born 18 Oct 1877 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died Abt. 1964. Married Joseph HENSON.
> b. Alice J. O'SHAUGHNESSY, born 13 Mar 1879 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died sometime bef. 1919 in Brooklyn, King's Co., New York. Married ? CLEVELAND.
> c. John Edward O'SHAUGHNESSY, US Navy, born 26 Sep 1880 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died Aft. 1930 in Tupper Lake, Franklin, New York. Married Bridget FOLEY who was born Abt. 1886 in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
> d. Margaret Gertrude O'SHAUGHNESSY, born 20 Jun 1882 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died 21 Dec 1922 in Somerville, Middlesex, MA. Married Frederick George HAMILTON who was born 30 Mar 1878 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
> e. Elizabeth Cecelia O'SHAUGHNESSY, born 25 Mar 1884 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died 02 Jan 1968 in Somerville, Middlesex, MA. Married Albert Byron CHERRY wo was born 28 Nov 1884 in Malden, Middlesex, MA
> f. Thomas Francis O'SHAUGHNESSY, printer, born 27 Feb 1886 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died 25 Dec 1976 in Belmont, Middlesex Co., MA. Married Gertrude Hermone MIDDLETON who was born 09 Aug 1895 in Stafford Springs, Tolland, CT and died 30 Oct 1980 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.
> g. Helen O'SHAUGHNESSY, born 28 Mar 1888 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died 22 Dec 1897 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA.
> h. James Nicholas O'SHAUGHNESSY, laborer, born 01 Nov 1890 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died 07 Oct 1918 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA. Married Mary Bernardine BROGAN who was born 25 Jan 1893 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died 10 Dec 1955 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA.
> i. Michael Joseph O'SHAUGHNESSY (aka Joseph Michael), printer,, born 02 Aug 1893 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died 16 Dec 1971 in Belmont, Middlesex Co., MA. Married Margaret Louise GRACE, who wasborn Abt. 1891 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and died Nov 1990 in Belmont, Middlesex, MA.
> 3. Alice O'SHAUGHNESSY, born Abt. 1869 in Glin, Co. Limerick, Ireland and died 14 Jul 1938 in Bronx, New York. Married (in Ireland) John MANGAN, shipwright, who was born Abt. 1869 in Glin, Co. Limerick, Ireland and died abt. Aug 1938 in Bronx, New York.
> a. Mary MANGAN, born Abt. 1893 in Glin, Limerick, Ireland.
> b. Joseph Patrick MANGAN (aka Patrick), builder, born Abt. 1896 in Glin, Limerick, Ireland.
> c. Alice MANGAN, born Abt. 1898 in Glin, Limerick, Ireland.
> d. James Michael MANGAN, carpenter, born 05 Sep 1898 in Glin, Limerick, Ireland and died Jan 1987 in Burke, Fairfax, VA (SS Death Index). Married Mary? who was born Abt. 1900 in New York.
> e. Thomas MANGAN, clerk, born 20 Oct 1899 in Glin, Limerick, Ireland.
> f. Catherine MANGAN, born Abt. 1904 in Glin, Limerick, Ireland.
> g. Margaret MANGAN, born Abt. 1906 in Glin, Limerick, Ireland.
> Any and all information is very welcome!