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|The Frosts of County Clare, Ireland by Janet Frost|
AUGUSTINE GREENE 1815-1908   CATHERINE KENNY 1833-
These are the parents of Mary Greene, wife of Dr Edmund Frost.
Augustine Greene and Catherine Kenny
married about 1850.
Sheila Lamb wrote:-
There is a family called Kenny who lived in my childhood at a place called Freagh near Kilkee on the west coast of Ireland. It was a weird remote house like a castle, on top of a cliff. It was very dark with stained glass windows. Mathew Kenny was a judge and a cousin of our grandmother. His wife was Aunt Lizzie. The son George, a bit of a pansy, was also a lawyer. There were two daughters. One, Gwen, was quite potty, just eccentric, and the other, Daisy, also eccentric and very Spanish looking. I think there was some Armada blood.
There was a cousin of Grandma’s called Rie (Marie), maiden name Gregory. She married a US naval officer by the name of Madison Doyle who was cashiered for something or other. She died in 1975 leaving her vast fortune to the church for prayers for her soul. She was my godmother and very fond of my father.
The Kenny’s only had cake for tea, so we had to stop before we got there so that my father could have his bread and butter. I have very happy memories of uncomfortable and boring outings to remote country churchyards in my childhood, in my father’s search for his family in the wild west of Ireland. Sadly all the results of his research are lost.
The children of Augustine and Catherine Greene were:-
The names of all but the last two were researched by the Corofin Heritage Centre. Aunt Kit supplied the last two, whom she knew.
HENRIETTA GREENE 1866-1945
"In the year 1888, the Bishop of Ballarat (in Victoria, Australia) led a small band of people into the cathedral to give thanks for their safe arrival from London. One of these was Henrietta Greene whose convent name was Mother Clare. She had entered the religious sisterhood of Nazareth in London before her 15th birthday in 1881. She arrived in Ballarat in 1888. Because of her outstanding ability, in 1904 she was recalled to London to undertake the important office of Mistress of Novices. Six years later, when Mother General died , Mother Clare was elected third mother General of the congregation, which office she held for 12 years. She then relinquished this post and returned to Ballarat. In 1929, at the invitation of Archbishop Mannix, she opened Nazareth House in Melbourne, which she directed for 6 years. Then she returned to her beloved Ballarat, where she died in 1945. Since her arrival in 1888, Mother Clare had witnessed and in no small degree was responsible for, the wonderful building of the second house in Ballarat, two in Christchurch (NZ), one at Wynnum (Queensland), one in Melbourne and one in Geraldton (Western Australia). Nazareth House looked after orphan children and the aged poor old.
Not only was she a devout woman, but she was generous and big-hearted. She was wise and shrewd as those who had business dealings with her could vouch for."
This woman left home very young, she travelled to Australia, on the long journey by sea, twice. Even if she sailed through the Suez Canal the journey would have taken several weeks. She achieved a great deal of useful work for her religious community. She was 79 when she died.
It is not known when Catherine Greene died, but Augustine moved into Beech Lawn with his daughter and son-in-law Dr. Edmund Frost. Augustine died in 1908 at the great age of 93.
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