Thomas Walsh Miller, Portnascully

 

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In the 1821 census Thomas Walsh was listed as a Miller in partnership with Nicholas Henebery his neighbour.

Thomas was born in Grange on the 1st Nov 1783 (baptised the 2nd), the 2nd eldest son of Richard “Ceoil” Walsh (1742-1820) and Margaret Delahunty (Hillarys Curraghmartin) 1744-1818. Both are buried in Portnascully graveyard - No. 40

Thomas married Mary Manning/Mangan Portnascully on the 25th Feb 1816.

To tell the full story let’s start with the Mangan family Portnascully. Michael Mangan, Portnascully married Ellen Broders (Born 1765) of Luffany on the 22nd Feb 1789

They were the parents of 7 daughters and 1 son

1 - Catherine baptised 21st Jan 1790 - married Thomas Baldwin 10th Feb 1813
2 - Margaret baptised 15th Feb 1792 - married Patrick Broders, Luffany – 5 children
3 - Mary baptised 19th Nov 1794
4 - Joan baptised 15th Jul 1797 - married William "Seb" Walsh, Luffany on 18th Feb 1827
5 - Alice baptised 27th Sep 1800
6 - Eleanor baptised 5th Mar 1804
7 - Eliza baptised 2nd Nov 1807
8 - Richard born 1807

I suspect as Michael Mangan had so many daughters that Thomas Walsh married in and took over the farm and half share of the mill. Perhaps the original partnership in Portnascully Mill was between Michael Mangan and Nicholas Henebery. Certainly Thomas Walsh was 35 years the junior of Nicholas, so it would make sense that Thomas came in and took over Michael Mangan’s share and that the original partnership was between the 2 older men.

Secondly as Nicholas Henebery’s eldest daughter Mary had already married Thomas “Ceoil” Walsh elder brother, Edmund in Grange on 12th Feb 1811, wouldn’t the brother of Nicholas’ son in law be a preferred candidate to marry his partner’s daughter and come in to run the mill with him.

The children of Thomas “Ceoil” Walsh and Mary Manning/Mangan in Portnascully

1 - Richard baptised 22nd Dec 1816 - married Margaret Walsh (“Watts” or “Little Nicks”) of Luffany on 22nd Feb 1841 – see below
2 - Michael baptised 17th May 1820 – died young
3 - Michael baptised 8th Apr 1822 - married another of the “Watts” Walsh of Luffany, Johanna on 29th Jan 1850
a) Mary baptised 22nd Dec 1850
b) Thomas baptised 12th Nov 1852
c) Walter baptised 19th Mar 1853 – married Margaret “Na Dhoire” Walsh in Boston on 22nd Nov 1883 – 5 children
d) Margaret baptised 3rd Sep 1857
e) Richard born 3rd Dec 1859
f) Nicholas baptised 26th Feb 1862
g) Anty baptised 16th Apr 1864
h) Mary baptised 22nd Jun 1866
4 - Edmund baptised 21st Mar 1825

Their mother Mary Manning died soon afterwards on the 24th Jun 1825 age 30(1795) No 263 Carrigeen

The children of Richard Walsh and Margaret Walsh

1 - Mary baptised 15th Nov 1841
2 - Anty baptised 9th Mar 1843
3 - Johanna baptised 31th Jun 1845
4 - Thomas baptised 29th Jun 1848 and died 6th Apr 1927 age 79(1848). Thomas married Mary Kelly, Silverspring on 12th Feb 1872 – see below for children
5 - Walter baptised 16th Dec 1850
6 - Johanna baptised 24th Mar 1853 and died 21st Mar 1938 age 84 (1854) - married James Tyler, the Blacksmith of Grange 31st Jan 1885 (5 Children).
On her gravestone in Mooncoin’s old graveyard, it is recorded that her uncle was the Very Rev. Canon Edward Walsh PP Mooncoin who died 10th Mar 1881. But in fact her mother Margaret was Father Walsh’s 1st cousin, so she was a 1st cousin once removed rather than a niece.

The children of Thomas Walsh and Mary Kelly

1 - Margaret baptised 27th Feb 1873
2 - Richard baptised 22nd Feb 1874 and died 13th Dec 1936 age 62(1874)
3 - Laurence baptised 29th Jan 1875
4 - Mary baptised 29th Apr 1876 and died 13th Jan 1949 age 73(1876)
5 - Anastasia born 13th Apr 1878
6 - Catherine born 22nd Feb 1880 and died 9th May 1945 age 64(1881)
7 - Thomas born 10th Mar 1882 and died 17th Dec 1937 age 52(1885)
8 - Johanna born 5th Jul 1884 – died 25th Apr 1975 in Ferrybank – married Percy Sneyd on 1st Sep 1919