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Genealogy of the O’Cormacain Family of Thomond by John P. McCormack

        
Kilrush, Limerick and Emigrant McCormacks

Marriages, Baptisms & Deaths 1827 - 1900

From RC Parish Registers
Kilrush, Co. Clare

Marriages:
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Eliza McCormack wed Michael Cavanagh on 12 February 1839.

Andrew McCormack wed Mary Fallahee in Kilrush on 3 November 1847.

Margaret McCormack wed Pat Meany on 17 January 1849.

Mary McCormick wed Michael Meany on 24 October 1849.

Anne McCormack wed James Curtin on 2 August 1852.

Margaret McCormack wed Christopher Scanlan on 10 February 1880.

Baptisms:
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George and Ellen (twins) of George McCormack & Ellen Greene of Ballykett, 6 May 1829.

James, of George McCormack & Ellen Greene of Ballykett, 16 July 1831.

William, of George McCormack & Ellen Greene of Ballykett, 22 July 1834.

Michael, son of Michael McCormack (of Kilafen (sic)) and Mary Moloney, 1 October 1838.

Mary, daughter of Pat and Kate McCormack of Kilrush, 1 March 1839.

Peter, son of John McCormack and Brid Dinneen of Moyarta, 27June 1848.

John, son of Matt McCormack and Brid Barry (no address given), 28 May 1849.

Deaths:
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Anne McCormack, infant daughter of John McCormack, High Street, Kilrush, died 28 April 1866

John McCormack, age 79, widower, died in Kilrush Workhouse 15 March 1869. He was a labourer.

John McCormack, age 22, bachelor, died in Kilrush Workhouse 9 July 1879. He was a labourer.

John McCormack, age 66, married, died in Kilrush Workhouse 20 September 1879. He was a labourer.

Andrew McCormack, age 68, widower, died in the Kilkee Workhouse 14 June 1891. He was a shoemaker.

Ellen McCormack, age 70, widow, died in Kilrush Workhouse 11 March 1898. She was a servant.

Tombstones in Kilmurry-McMahon Burial Ground (West Clare)

"Here lie the earthly remains of John McCormick who departed this life September 26th 1820, aged 26 years.
"The Lord have mercy on his soul. Amen.
"Erected by his sister, Margaret McCormick, for him and posterity."

1848 Ennis Trial

In a trial held in Ennis in January 1848, Michael McCormick was charged, along with 4 others (Patrick Dunne, John McNamara, John Cuneen and Patrick Cunneen), of stealing a gun. The gun belonged to Michael Hogan of Caloor (Calluragh), near Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare. The incident took place in November 1847. Michael McCormick was acquited of the charge. Only Patrick Dunne was found guilty, and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

Emigration from Limerick Workhouse 1848 - 1860

Mary and Catherine McCormack of Kilmurry, stated to be of "tender age," were sent on their way to join their father and brother in the U.S.A.

The Porter was sent to Liverpool with them, and he entrusted them to a family called Enright from Templebraden.
They sailed aboard the "Columbia" for New York about 2 June 1855.

NOTE: Kilmurry is between Limerick City and Castleconnell.

A Limerick convict in Tasmania

James McCormack, age 55, a farm labourer, was tried in Co. Limerick on 21 July 1845 for the manslaughter of his wife, Ellen. He was found guilty, and sentenced to transportation to Tasmania for life. He left behind 8 children. James said he was guilty of "smothering my wife, Ellen. She was found in a pig stye. My son swore against me."

He sailed aboard the "Samuel Boddington", which left Kingston on 23 September 1845 and arrived in Hobart on 18 January 1846. He was granted a Ticket of Leave on 14 November 1854 and a Conditional Pardon on 11 February 1857. He must have been a model convict.

James McCormack was a native of Co. Limerick, Roman Catholic, could read and write, stood just under 5ft 6in, and had brown hair and blue eyes.

Some Limerick McCormacks marrying in London

9 February 1852: John McCormick, son of Cornelius & Catherine McCormick of Co. Limerick, wed Ann O'Brien (a widow) in St. Patrick's RC church, Soho.

29 October 1855: Joan McCormick, daughter of John & Catherine McCormick of Co. Limerick, wed John McDonough in St. Patrick's RC church, Soho.

23 February 1857: Ellen McCormack, daughter of Patrick McCormack of Co. Limerick, wed Peter Hanrahan in St. Mary Moorfield RC church.

Some McCormack Emigrants to New South Wales 1848 - 1870

Margaret McCormack, age 17, RC, from Tipperary. Arrived on "Hannah Moore" no date. No further details.

Rose McCormack, age 23, RC, from Bruree, Co. Limerick. Arrived on "Morning Star" no date. No depositor. Father Michael, living in Bruree. Mother Mary dead.

Michael McCormack, age 22, RC, from Corofin, Co. Clare. Arrived on "Nimrod" 7 April 1849. No depositor. Father Michael dead. Mother Mary living in Corofin.

Margaret McCormack, age 16, RC, from Killmallock, Co. Limerick. Arrived on "Lismoyne" 29 November 1849. No depositor. Father Patrick dead. Mother Margaret dead.

Thomas McCormick, age 23, RC, from Ballinaven (Ballynevan?), Co. Clare. Arrived on "Sarah" 14 August 1851. No depositor. Father Patrick dead. Mother (no name) dead. Obviously a brother of following entry.

William McCormick, age 27, RC, from Ballinaven (Ballynevan?), Co. Clare. Arrived on "Sarah" 14 August 1851. No depositor. Father Patrick dead. Mother (no name) dead. obviously a brother of previous entry.

John McCormack, age 13, RC, from Corofin, Co. Clare. Arrived on "Switzerland" 20 June 1854. No depositor. Father Patrick in Australia. Mother Mary dead.

Ellen McCormick, age 28, RC, from Ennis, Co. Clare. Arrived on "Samuel Boddington" 17 February 1855. No depositor. Father James dead. Mother Anna dead.

Cornelius McCormack, age 38, RC, from Killenaule, Co. Tipperary. Arrived on "Escort" 10 March 1858. Depositor: Margaret Maxwell. Father Cornelius dead. Mother Margaret dead.

Daniel McCormack, age 21, RC, from Castlelough, Co. Tipperary. Arrived on "Tudor" 17 August 1860. Depositor: Patrick Magrath. Father Daniel & mother Catherine both living in Garrybeg.

Margaret McCormack (nee Noonan or Nunan), age 52, RC, from Parteen, Co. Clare, near Limerick City. Arrived on "Telegraph" 15 October 1860. Depositor: Catherine Nunan. No further details in record. Catherine Nunan was Margaret's sister. Mgt. was the widow of Patrick McCormack. She had 7 children: John, Mary, Patrick, James, Michael, Margaret and Catherine. They lived in Ballyfinnan, Castlebank and Ballykeelaun - all in the parish of Parteen. Two of Mgt's children, John and Catherine, travelled to Australia with her. See following two records.

John McCormack, age 26, RC, from Parteen, Co. Clare. Arrived on "Telegraph" 15 October 1860. Depositor: Catherine Nunan (his Aunt). Son of Margaret McCormack. See previous record.

Catherine (Kate) McCormack, age 14, RC, from Parteen, Co. Clare. Arrived on "Telegraph" 15 October 1860. Depositor: Catherine Nunan (her Aunt). Daughter of Margaret McCormack. See previous two records.

John McCormack, age 25, RC, from Knock, Co. Clare. Knock is in the parish of Killmurry- McMahon. Arrived on "Coldstream" 18 January 1863. Depositor: Thomas McInerney. Father Patrick dead. Mother Mary (nee Hanrahan) living in Knock. John married Sara Ann Back in Tumut, NSW, July 1870, and died in Gocup, NSW, February 1909.

Patrick McCormick, age 22, (religion not stated) from Newport, Co. Tipperary. Arrived on "Hotspur" 5 December 1863. Depositor: Fanny McHugh. Father and mother both dead (names not given).


Martin McCormick, age 24, RC, from Kilmurry, Co. Clare (from Knock, parish of Kilmurry- McMahon). Arrived on "Ocean Empress" 18 January 1864. Depositor: John McCormick, his brother who had arrived the preceeding January, see above. Father Patrick dead. Mother Mary (nee Hanrahan) living in Kilmurry. Martin died a bachelor in Gocup, NSW, February 1902.

Catherine McCormick, age 18, RC, from near Portroe, Co. Tipperary. Arrived on "Africana" 15 March 1865. No depositor. Father John and mother Mary both living near Portroe.

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