Rowe, Ballygorey

 

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The earliest record of this family seems to be grave No. 23 in Pollrone Graveyard which lists the death of Richard Roe in May 1771 age 77 (1697) and his wife Honor Walsh on 3rd Apr 1754 age 53 (1701)

I’m guessing that the above Richard and Honor had 2 sons born in the 1720 or 30s which are the starting point of the 2 Rowe families in the 1821 census listed in Ballygorey:

Family 1 - Edmund son of John: As John named his first son Edmund his father must have been Edmund. In addition Edmund is named as the father of Ellen and Johanna below on their marriage records

Family 2 - John son of Richard: based only on the fact that Richard’s first son is called John then I’m thinking Richard’s father is John

Looking at the maps from Griffith Valuations from the 1850s, the fields held by John and Richard’s descendants lie side by side in Ballygorey, supporting the theory that they started from one family.

Family 1 – Descendants of Edmund Rowe

1 - Ellen born sometime around 1750s married her 2nd cousin, Edmund Walsh, Portnascully on 10th Feb 1779
2 - Johanna also born in the 1750s who married Nicholas Carrol, Portlaw on 28th Jan 1779
3 - Richard who married Mary Hely, Dungooley on 21st Feb 1773
a) Margaret baptised 21st Jul 1780 in Dungooley
b) Mary baptised 15th Aug 1785 in Dungooley
4- John born around 1760 married Elizabeth/Alicia Mangan, Portnascully on 25th Feb 1781. John and Elizabeth were 2nd cousin once removed (their dispensation was in the 3rd and 4th degree) – see below
5 - Anastasia born around 1761 married Martin Broders, Luffany

The children of John Rowe and Elizabeth/Alicia Mangan

1 - John baptised 13th Oct 1782
2 - Edmund baptised 14th Nov 1784 married Margaret Walsh, Portnahully on 8th Feb 1814 – see below
3 - Thomas baptised 14th Aug 1787
4 - Mary baptised 6th Sep 1789 and married William Barry, Ballygorey on 13th Oct 1817 – their children were:
a) Margaret baptised 6th Sep 1818
b) Eliza baptised 10th Jul 1820
c) James baptised 4th Aug 1821
d) Ally baptised 23rd Dec 1823
e) Anty baptised 17th Feb 1826 (married James Mackey, Ballygorey in 1861)
f) William baptised 15th Apr 1829
g) Ellen 1831
h) James baptised 28th Jun 1832
5 - James baptised 24th Jul 1791
6 - Catherine baptised 8th Oct 1793 – married William Burke, Portlaw on 12th Feb 1824. Children :
a) Anastasia 1825
b) Alice 1826
c) Mary 1828
d) John 1831
e) Thomas 1833
f) Catherine baptised 20th Aug 1835
g) Catherine 1837
7 - Anstice baptised 24th Jun 1795
8 - Ellen baptised 31st Mar 1798 – married Thomas Grant on 31st Feb 1832
9 - Margaret baptised May 1800

The children of Edmund Rowe and Margaret Walsh, Portnahully

1 - Thomas baptised 19th Nov 1814 and died 15th Jul 1900 - married Anastasia Heneberry, Cloncunny on 24th Feb 1848 – see below. Anastasia baptised 19th  May 1819 and died 28th Mar 1889 age 68(1821)
2 - Elizabeth baptised 2nd Dec 1818
3 - Catherine baptised 25th Nov 1818 – married William Grace, Milepost, Slieverue on 6th Mar 1848. 4 known children :
a) Alice baptised 6th May 1853
b) Edmond baptised 13th Mar 1855
c) Margaret baptised 15th Jun 1859
d) John baptised 22nd Mar 1861
4 - Mary born 1820
5 - Edmund baptised 20th Jan 1821
6 - Anastasia baptised 5th Mar 1823
7 - Eleanor baptised 22nd Aug 1825 and died 4th Jan 1905 - married Thomas Fennely, Aglish on 18th Feb 1862. 3 children:
a) John baptised 30th Jan 1863
b) Edmund born 27th Jul 1864
c) Patrick baptised 21st Jul 1866
8 - Edmund baptised 20th Jan 1821
9 - John baptised 22nd Mar 1828
10 - Johanna baptised 27th Jun 1830 and died in Albany NY on 11th Aug 1891. Married Patrick Doyle, Portnahully around 1852/53 in NY.
11 - Triplets, Margaret baptised 25th Mar 1833
12 - Michael baptised a day later
13 - Biddy baptised a day later

The children of Thomas Rowe and Anastasia Heneberry, Cloncunny

1 - Margaret baptised 2nd Jul 1850
2 - Edmund baptised 2nd Feb 1852, died 23rd Jun 1902. Married his 3rd cousin Anastasia Walsh, Ballytarsney 21st Feb 1882.
a) They had one son William born 27th Apr 1885 in Ballytarsney, who died 16th Feb 1965. William married Bridget Power, Ballinerla 3rd Feb 1921
3 - Philip baptised 7th Apr 1853, died 26th Dec 1936 age 83 (1853). Married Margaret Walsh, Kilcraggen on 26th Feb 1884. 2 sons:
a) Thomas born 1st Oct 1886, died 21st Jun 1971. Thomas married Bridget Dunphy, Ballygorey on 22nd Jun 1915.
i) Philip born 11th May 1916 and died 6th Jan 1994 age 77(1917). Married Mary Coyne in 1950
ii) Margaret born 1917 and married Richard Walsh, Blackwater/Ballygorey/Ballygriffin on 7th Jan 1937
iii) John died 28th Apr 1998 in Manchester age 72(1926)
iv) Hannah died 23rd Oct 1952 age 26(1926). Married Daniel O’Connell in 1950
v) Kate who died 21st Nov 1987. Married Richard Roche, Curraghmore, Slieverue in 1952
vi) Cisse/Anastasia married Michael Deady, Ballinlough in 1952
vii) James who died in infancy on 26th Dec 1938
b) John born 13th Apr 1888, died 15th Apr 1976. John married Hannah Walsh, Licketstown 16th Sep 1919.
i) William died 8th Feb 2004 age 80(1924)
Ii) Thomas died 16th May 1936 age 7(1929)
4 - Rev John baptised 2nd Feb 1854, died 16th Jul 1911, Avondale, NFL
5 - Andrew baptised 29th Jul 1858 and died 11th Apr 1948. Andrew married Anastasia Walsh, Ballygorey on 25th May 1882 – see below
6 - James born 30th Sep 1859, baptised 1st Oct
7 - Thomas baptised 7th Apr 1861

The children of Andrew Rowe and Anastasia Walsh, Ballygorey

1 - John born 31at Jul 1882 and died 4th May 1959 age 76(1883). John married Mary Grant 30th Apr 1913. Their Children
a) Anna born 16th Apr 1916
b) Josephine
2 - Richard born 1883 ( but registered as 1at Feb 1884) and died 15th Aug 1920 age 36 (1884). He married Kate Kelly, Ballygorey 24th Nov 1910.
a) Andrew born 17th Mar 1912
b) Anastasia born 23rd Mar 1913 @ 08:00
c) Mary born 23rd Mar 1913 @ 08:30
d) Kate born 4th Jun 1914
e) Peter born 8th Sep 1915
f) John born 8th Sep 1915
g) Katty born 28th Jun 1919
3 - Anastasia born 28th May 1887
4 - Bridget born 20th Jan 1889 - went to US
5 - Thomas born 10th Nov 1894 and died 20th Sep 1976. Married Nora McKenna, Old Luffany on 10th Oct 1934.
6 - Michael born 15th Mar 1898. Married Stasia Walsh, Crawn on 5th Mar 1946.
7 - Edmond born 23rd Mar 1900 and died in a fishing accident at Pouldrew Bridge on 22nd Feb 1929.
8 - Mary born 3rd Nov 1903.
9 - Johanna born 1st Aug 1905 and died 30th Sep 1906 age 14 months.

Family 2  - Descendants of John Rowe

Richard who died 18th Jun 1819 age 61 (1758) and is buried in Rathkieran (No. 78). Richard married his neighbour Catherine Lucas on 26th Feb 1781 (the day after John’s marriage)

1 - Honoria born 1781
2 - John born 1784 married Judy Dalton – see below
3 - William baptised 10th Mar 1786, married Mary Prendergast, Grange on 1st Feb 1818. Moved to Grange and had 7 children
a) Catherine baptised 18th Jan 1819
b) Richard born 1820
c) Edmund baptised 3rd Jun 1821
d) Anty baptised 6th Jul 1826
e) Thomas baptised 2nd Nov 1829
f) Ellen baptised 19th May 1831
4 - Patrick baptised 23rd Feb 1789
5 - Anstice baptised 15th Jul 1789. Married her 2nd cousin William Broders, Luffany on 14th Jan 1811 – 11 Children

The children of John Rowe and Judy Dalton

1 - Richard baptised 10th Dec 1812 and died 24th  Mar 1883 age 69(1814) – married Anastasia Walsh "Long Nicks/Long Jacks/Sweens", Luffany on 4th Feb 1841 – see below
2 - Patrick baptised 11th Jun 1814
3 - Catherine baptised 15th Jun 1816 and died 19th Jun 1891 – married Nicholas Walsh "Long Nicks/Long Jacks/Sweens", Luffany on 2nd Feb 1841 (Nicholas was a brother of Anastasia above) – 9 Children
4 - William baptised 15th Oct 1818 and died 1877 – married Mary Walsh, Portnascully on 8th Feb 1847 (sister of Rev Edmund Walsh, Crawn and niece of Bishop Edmund Walsh). After the first was born in Portnascully they had 6 children in Ballyhobuck, Glenmore.
a) Johanna baptised 16th Nov 1847 in Portnascully, died 16th Nov 1891 in Mooncoin. Johanna married James Comerford of the pub in Mooncoin, on 27th Nov 1869. 10 children in Mooncoin
b) William born early 1850s – married twice but no children. Mary Kirwin 11th Apr 1883 and Ellen Dollard 28th Feb 1889
c) Margaret baptised 22nd Feb 1854 and died young
d) Rev. John Rowe baptised 26th May 1855 and died 22nd Feb 1923 in Gowran parish
e) Richard baptised 23rd May 1856 and died 25th Jun 1893 in Mooncoin. Married Ellen Ryan, Mooncoin a widow(father John Walsh) on 20th Apr 1891
f) Margaret baptised 26th Nov 1860. Married Thomas Brennan, Drumdowny on 28th Nov 1882. 3 children:
i) Mary born 1884
ii) Felix born 11th May 1886 and died 29th Oct 1918
iii) William born 3rd Mar 1889
g) Edmund baptised 7th Mar 1864
5 - John baptised 15th Aug 1820
6 - James baptised 17th Mar 1823

The children of Richard Rowe and Anastasia Walsh

1 - Johanna baptised 24th Dec 1841 and died 4th Jan 1932 – married twice. Samuel Reddy, Glengrant on 11th Dec 1863 – 5 children and William Walsh, Glengrant on 1st Jun 1878 – 2 Children
2 - John baptised 7th Mar 1843 who died young.
3 - Catherine baptised 1st Mar 1845
4 - Patrick born 1847/48 and died 11th Oct 1921 age 74(1847) .  Married Ellen Quinn, Ballygorey on 29th Apr 1879.
a) Ellen who died 20th Jun 1932 age 49(1883). Married William Foley, Graigueovine on 9th Aug 1904. Following children born in Rathkieran.
i) Johanna born 9th Mar 1906
ii) Ellen born 9th Jan 1908
iii) Michael born 16th Jun 1911
b) Anastasia born 21st Jul 1879
c) Johanna born 4th Apr 1882
5 - John baptised 29th Jan 1849
6 - William baptised 8th Mar 1853 and died 13th Feb 1932 age 78(1854).  William and Margaret are buried in Carrigeen (No. 205), sharing a grave with their 1st cousin, Dick Walsh, "The Manager"
7 - Edmund baptised 6th Mar 1855
8 - Margaret born 29th Sep 1858 and baptised 30th. Died 1930 according to her headstone but the death register has it as 5th Apr 1925.

Higgins are a 3rd family who lived in a house between the 2 Rowe families.

Honor Rowe according to the 1821 census was born in 1751, but it is not possible to determine if she is the daughter of John or Edmund above

Honor married John Murphy, Moonveen on 22nd Feb 1773 and they had one daughter

1 - Nancy baptised 27th Feb 1781 in Holy Trinity, Waterford City. Nancy married a David Higgins (born 1789)
a) John baptised 29th Aug 1811
b) Mary born 1814, who married William Grant on 2nd Feb 1842
c) Patrick baptised 12th Mar 1816
d) Ellen baptised 8th Jan 1820
e) Michael baptised 3rd Aug 1823

Also there are a number of other Rowe’s that I cannot connect to the above families

James Rowe married Mary Lucas on 14th Feb 1774. Both are listed as being from Ballygorey

1 - Joan baptised 23rd Sep 1781
2 - Catherine also baptised 23rd Sep 1781
3 - Mary baptised 23rd Sep 1785

Thomas Rowe married Joan Mackey, Ballygorey on 27th Feb 1793.

1 - Mary baptised 26th May 1794, Portnascully
2 - Edmund baptised 25th May 1796, Portnascully