"Hilary" Delahunty, No. 1 Curraghmartin

 

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The earliest record of this family is Richard Delahunty and his wife Nell Holohan from Cussana who married 19th Jan 1797 with a "Dispensation for the prohibited degrees"  - while not telling us how they were related at least tells us that they were 3rd cousins or closer. As Nell is from Cussana would have to think that she is a daughter of Andrew Houlhan and Eleanor Feore as the Ellen baptised in 1781 to Pierce Merry and Eleanor Walsh would probably have been too young to marry in 1797. In addition one of her sons is called Andrew but no Pierce recorded.

In the 1821 census in the townland of Curraghmartin, Richard was recorded as being born in 1766 and Nell in 1775. Both are buried in Carrigeen No. 38 with Richard dying in 1853 age 81 (1772) and Nell in 1849 age 73 (1766)

The children Richard Delahunty and Nell Holohan

1 - Hillary baptised 4th Mar 1798 and died in 1871 age 73(1798) – see Carrigeen No 38. Married Catherine Henebery, Grange on 14th Jan 1831. See below for their children
2 - Margaret born 1802/03 and died 1835 age 33. Married Michael Dollard, Ballybrazil on 16th Feb 1830
3 - Mary baptised 4th Apr 1805 and died 1842 age 35(1807). Mary married John Phelan, Flemingstown on 4th Feb 1835
4 - Catherine baptised 17th Apr 1807
5 - Rev. John born 1809
6 - Andrew baptised 3rd May 1812
7 - Ellen baptised 19th May 1814 and died in 1826 age 13(1813) 
8 - Edmond baptised 20th Apr 1817 and died in 1833 age 14(1819)

The children Hillary Delahunty and Catherine Henebery

1 - Nellie baptised 26th Mar 1832 and died 4th Feb 1894 age 61(1833). Married Edmund Phelan, Portnahully on 5th Feb 1856.
2 - Margaret baptised 5th Jun 1834 who married Peter Gahan, Ballynaboley on 10th Feb 1863
a) Richard born 18th Dec 1863
b) Catherine born 24th Sep 1865 and died 1st Feb 1944 age 77 (1867). Married William Doody, Rathcurby on 28th Jan 1901
i) Patrick born 15th Oct 1905 and died Ballynaboley 12th May 1970 age 64(1906). Married Alice Walsh, Clogga 13th Jun 1935
c) Hilary baptised 9th Sep 1869. Married Johanna Brennan, Ballynaboley on 9th Feb 1898
i) Peter born 13th Mar 1899 and died 13th May 1960 age 60(1900)
ii) Sr. Margaret born 18th Nov 1901
iii) Walter born 18th May 1903 and died 19th Jan 1982 age 79(1903)
iv) Ellen born 23rd Nov 1904 and died 9th Jun 1961 age 57(1904)
v) Rev. Richard born 15th Mar 1907 and died 1961
d) Laurence born 19th Sep 1869
e) Rev. John born 17th Nov 1871. Died 25th Jun 1913 age 42(1871) in St. Mary’s, Radcliffe, Manchester
f) Michael born 17th Apr 1874
g) James born 1st Apr 1878
3 - Mary baptised 3rd Jun 1835 and died Autumn 1879 age 42
4 - Alicia baptised 3rd Nov 1837 and died 1875 age 35(1840)
5 - Richard baptised 10th Apr 1840 and died 1889 age 48(1841)
6 - James baptised 27th May 1842 and died 4th May 1908 age 65(1843). James married Ellen Wall, Ballinakill, Mullinavat on 1st Feb 1877
a) Hillary born 4th May 1878 and married Kathleen Nolan, Butlerstown on 8th Oct 1928
b) Rev. Patrick born 7th Mar 1880 and died in Apr 1955
c) Catherine born 22nd Apr 1882 and died 24th Oct 1958 age 76 (1882). Married Walter Phelan, Aglish on 18th Apr 1917
d) Richard born 15th Jun 1884 and died 12th Mar 1957 age 72(1885). Married Margaret Walsh, “Royal”, Mountneil on 30th Dec 1925.
i) 13 children including Anna (1929-1996) who married Michael Grant, Grange
e) John born 9th Feb 1886 and died 1955. Married Lilian Payne
f) Joseph born 18th Mar 1888 and died 11th Mar 1966 age 78 (1888). Married Anastasia Fewer, Aglish on 16th Feb 1926
g) Bernard(Ben) born 10th Jul 1891 and died 19th Jan 1962 age 70 – married Mary Fennelly, Callan on 14th Jun 1920
h) Margaret born 19th Feb 1894 married Dan Ennis, Waterford on 1st Apr 1929
i) Anne born 4th Jul 1899 married Jack Power