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  • Name Daniel SULLIVAN 
    Born Bef 1809 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 31 Jan 1830  Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 31 Jul 1832  Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 26 Apr 1834  Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Laharan
      Daniel Sullivan
      Rents paid: 2L 10d
      Bad arable 2 1 28 [2.425 Irish; 3.93 English]
      Reclaimed pasture 2 1 30 [2.4375 acres Irish: 3.95 acres English]
    • Laharan
      Daniel Sullivan and Partners
      Rents paid: 4L 17d 4s
      Bad arable 9 2 35 [9.71875 Irish: 15.74 English]
      Bad pasture 14 0 1 [14.00625 Irish: 22.69 English]
    Residence 26 Dec 1834  Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 14 Mar 1837  Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1 Mar 1840  North Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • History of Killorglin
      Kieran Foley
      Killarney Printing Works 1988
      p 30
      Killorglin's Rents and Landlords 1841/2
      Townland Acreage Rent Landlord
      Laharan 863 2 21 L25 10 0 Lord Ventry
    Residence 14 Jan 1844  Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Between 1852 and 1859 
    Person ID I23109  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2012 

    Father SULLIVAN 
    Family ID F12136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MURPHY,   b. Bef 1809 
    Married 1 Mar 1829  Glenbeigh Roman Catholic, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Diocese of KERRY , Parish of GLENBEIGH/GLENCAR R.C.
      Marriage of DANIEL SULLIVAN of NR and MARY MURPHY of DRENARUGH on 1 March 1829 (Assumed)
      Husband Wife
      Address NR DRENARUGH
      Witness 1 NR BROSNAN
      Witness 2 DENIS SHEA
      Book Number Page Entry Number
      1 1 9
     1. Timothy SULLIVAN,   b. Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Daniel D SULLIVAN,   b. [1832], Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1913, Windsor Avenue, Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Patrick SULLIVAN,   b. Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Johanna SULLIVAN,   b. Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary SULLIVAN,   b. North Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Michael SULLIVAN,   b. Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F6733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Griffiths Valuation of Ireland 1852
      Sullivan Timothy Laharan Killorglin Kerry (Lot 44)
      Sullivan Daniel Laharan Killorglin Kerry (Lot 1 & 43)
      Sullivan Margaret Laharan Road Killorglin Kerry
      Sullivan James Laharan Road Killorglin Kerry

      The descendants of these Sullivan, according to Gary Sullivan, live in Laharan in at approximately Plots 43, 44, 45 so related

      Patrick Sullivan 24571 m Johanna Eagan
      Timothy Sullivan 24101 m Julia Sullivan

      The descendants or relatives of Daniel Fiely Sullivan 23109, according to Gary Sullivan, live in Laharan at approximately Plots 43, 44, 45.
    • Checked IGI 1 July 2007
      Checked IGI for Sullivan, Kerry, Births, "lah"

      Baptisms: 1798 - 1802; 1806 - 1851; 1857 - 1860; 1881 - 1917
      Marriages: 1798 - 1802; 1806 - 1850; 1884 - 1946

      Daniel Sullivan Fiely and Mary Murphy, Laharn

      Timothy (1830)
      Daniel (1832)
      Patrick (1834)
      Joanna (1837)
      Mary (1840)
      Michael (1844)

      This was the only Sullivan family with the nickname Fele/Fiely. Could the Daniel (1832) be James Joseph's father? [According to Mary at the Killorglin office, but the online database of Killorglin records doesn't mention this nickname.]
    • Laharan Sullivan Land Occupiers Plot 1

      Book 1 [Books 1-4 cover years 1859-79]

      Plot 1. John Sullivan, house, offices & land, 18 acres.

      Book 2

      Plot 1. John Sullivan, do.

      Book 3

      1a. John Sullivan, do.
      1b. Cornelius Neale, land

      Book 4

      1a. John Sullivan
      1b. Cornelius Neill

      Book 5 [Books 5-7, 1880-1902]

      1a. John Sullivan.
      1b. Cornelius to Patrick Neill 1880

      Book 6

      1a. John Sullivan.
      1b. Patrick Neill.

      Book 7

      1a. John Sullivan to Thade 1901. "Not down, out of repair".
      1b. Patrick to Ellen & Patrick Neill 1901.

      Book 8 [1903-38]

      1a. Thade Sullivan.
      1b. Patrick to Mary Neill 1905; Ellen & Patrick to Ellen Neill 1903.

      Book 9

      1a. Thade to Timothy Sullivan 1914.
      1b. Mary Neill.
      1c. Ellen Neill.

      Book 10

      1a. Timothy to Stephen to John Sullivan 1927; to Stephen J (or F.)
      O'Sullivan 1931.
      1b. Mary Neill.
      1c. Ellen to William Neill 1934.

      Book 11

      1a. Stephen J. Sullivan to Timothy O'Sullivan 1959.
      1b. Mary Neill to John O'Neill 1957; to Denis.

      Current list of owners for Laharan:

      1a. Timothy O'Sullivan
      3a. Timothy O'Sullivan
    • "New views on Ireland" , or Irish land: grievances, remedies
      By Baron Charles Russell Russell of Killowen
      Full view - Edition: 3 - 1880 - 258 pages



      Route in Kerry Difficulty of obtaining information
      Tenants' dread of Agent and Bailiff
      Neglected condition of Lord Ventry'a Estate at Killorglin
      Food of the People
      Catholic Chapel on Mr. Winn's Estate seized by Contractor for Debt
      Rent Raisings
      Wretched state of Mr. Morrogh Bernard's Tenants at Roads
      Excessive Rents
      Norah Golden's Story as told by herself.

      The route which I followed was from Killarney to Cahirciveen, via Killorglin, keeping the shore line thence to Valentia, Waterville, Loher, and through the gap of Coom-a-kesta to Derrynane, thence along the Kenmare river, via Sneem, to Kenmare, and thence back again to Killarney by the well-known tourist road. Along this route we entered many houses and conversed with many of the tenant class.

      I had hoped to have been able to reproduce the particulars, with names of each case, which I thought exemplified the existing unsound condition of things, but I early became painfully impressed with the fact that to do so might work cruel wrong. I found the greatest dread prevailing amongst the tenants of having their names disclosed. At first I had difficulty in even getting them to converse, until they became assured that our feelings were friendly towards them, but even then, with hardly an exception, they spoke protesting that it would be ruin to them if it was known that they had communicated any facts to us.

      I do not doubt that this dread was to some extent, uncalled for, but it was assuredly real. Nothing impressed me more than the state of terror in which, speaking as a rule, they seemed to live. One man, apparently well to do, was mentioning a circumstance of some significance in the agent's management; but upon perceiving that the shorthand writer who accompanied me was taking a note of his observation, he became alarmed, and said it would be ruin to him if he were known to have said anything about the agent, and requested us on no account to mention his name.

      On another occasion, and on the same estate, a remarkable incident occurred. A man who was a high-class type of the Kerry peasant, commanding in figure, with an intelligent and even refined face, upon our meeting him on the threshold of his door (we had been told that his case was a hard one), drew himself to his full height, and, raising his hands earnestly, cried out, " For God's sake, gentlemen, pass me by, pass me by!" We were startled. We afterwards learned that years ago he had given information as to the management of the estate to the representative of a southern paper in Ireland, and it had been noticed that he had, since this time, been made to feel the weight of the agent's ill-will.

      For these reasons I reluctantly abstain from giving the names of the tenants whose cases I investigated, but I can assure my readers that I used every precaution to arrive at the truth in each instance.

      Occasionally lightheartedness and cheerfulness appeared amongst the tenantry, but these were rare; and the humour with which the Irish peasant is frequently credited has, if it ever existed, been stamped out of Kerry by the sad realities of their lives of want. With all this they have managed to preserve a certain dignity and grace of manner, and they are very intelligent.

      Their dwellings, as a rule, are wretched in the extreme, and, as a rule, too, order and cleanliness are wanting there, and yet in their persons they are not uncleanly. Their children, of whom I saw great numbers on their way to and from school, exhibited in the circumstances wonderful neatness and cleanliness. Nothing could exceed the simple courtesy with which we were made welcome in their wretched dwellings.

      Our first close examination and inquiry were at and in the. neighbourhood of Killorglin, upon the property of Lord Ventry, whose Irish rental amounts to some ?30,000 per annum. Even in this town the most considerable between Killarney and Cahirciveen hovels of the most wretched kind existed, in what was called by the parish priest of the place, Father O'Sullivan, with grim humour, " the west-end of the town."

      There were mud cabins, without windows, sometimes without doors, the smoke making its escape as best it could from the door or through a hole in the roof, for they had no chimneys, and frequently only one room for living and sleeping, although the families consisted of numbers varying from three to six or seven. Some corn mills afforded the only industrial occupation.

      Leaving the mail-coach road to Rossbegh we proceeded by the lower road, by Dceux, along the shore of Castlemaine Bay. The holdings are small, the condition of the people miserable, as shown not merely in the character of their dwellings, but in their mean and scant apparel and in their gaunt appearance. The quality of the land is poor, and no inconsiderable part of it bore signs of recent reclamation. I saw one, and only one, decent house along this road, between Killorglin and Rossbegh, and upon inquiry, it turned out to be the house of one of Lord Ventry's bailiffs. He had not only a good farm, but a salary, " to say nothing of his perquisites," as my informant significantly added.

      The rents, as compared with Griffith's valuation, were certainly not high. The tenants made but few complaints of harsh treatment. Lord Ventry does not, to his credit be it said, seem to have availed himself of the recent distress to eject his tenants. But everywhere was written in unmistakable characters, " Neglect, neglect, neglect." One drain, which might be called arterial, appeared in the course of execution, made with money borrowed from the Board of Works ; but except this, and two pumps by the roadside, built recently by the Union authorities, (to supply the people with better water than the bog drainings which they had previously been in the habit of using,) there' was no sign of any attempt at improvement except in the patchy kind of reclamation effected by the tenants themselves. Almost on every side, however, was lying land which seemed to be capable of reclamation, and which I cannot doubt, if in the hands of tenants with security of fixed possession and fixed Rent, would be found to be worth reclaiming. I have spoken of the scant clothing of the people. Potatoes, while they last, are their habitual food, with, now and then, fish. Flesh meat is practically unknown amongst them. When the potatoes fail, their food is Indian, or, as they call it, red meal, and occasionally flour.

      The character of the farming here is peculiar. So far as tillage is concerned, the spade, and not the plough, is used. Indeed, along this district hardly a plough is to be seen. Nor do the tenants devote themselves principally to tillage. They rely for the payment of their rent mainly upon butter and occasionally the rearing of young stock. They know nothing of the acreage of their farms ; these are measured by their grazing capacity, as grass for two cows, three cows, and so on. They till enough for a supply of potatoes and also of oats for the winter feeding of their cattle, but rarely for sale. It is not surprising, looking at the character of their dwellings, that the butter they produce does not command the best price.

      For manure, they rely largely upon seaweed and upon the seasand, which, in the boggy land which here abounds, serves as a poor substitute for lime. One often hears the laziness of this class spoken of, and I doubt not that in some, it may be many instances, this imputation is just, but I was struck with the sight of men, women, and children carrying, piled up in creels or baskets on their backs for long distances, seaweed for manure.

      Indeed, it was painfully noticeable how the comeliness and grace of youth soon disappeared under the hard life of exertion to which both sexes were exposed, and how speedily the lithe, supple figure of the girl of ten was transformed into the hard, set, and stunted figure of the woman of twenty. I asked where all the comely girls went to, for they did not appear to bo represented in the womanhood of the district. This was my answer.

      Some idea of the condition of these people may be gathered from the fact that there were about 4000 persons on the relief lists of the district. I was informed that though Lord Ventry and his agent had not contributed anything to these relief funds, some rent abatement was authorised.

      I could not discover any single case in which the tenants had been helped to improve their miserable dwellings. In several instances I did notice recently built houses, but in every case these had been erected by the tenants themselves. For all such buildings they have not alone to pay the cost of erection, but they are, in addition, taxed for the improved yearly value by an amended rating valuation.

      On this estate a curious contrivance was for the first time brought to my notice. The landlord, where the valuation is under ?4, by law bears, or ought to bear, the whole poor rate ; where above ?4 he bears only half, the tenant paying the other half. In this district the rents, or many of them, are very small; but it seems to be the custom to group together in one receipt for rent several persons who are not connected by relationship, and thus the landlord gets, as security for the entire rent, the guarantee of each of the tenants, and thus the entire instead of half the poor rate is levied from the tenants. Moreover, any default in payment by one of the group is the default of all, and by this means the power over each is greatly increased, since he is made liable for defaults other than his own.

      Near Rossbegh is the townland of Aghadoe, the property of a Mr. Wynn, who, I was told, had raised his rents either four or five times since he came into possession, which was about ten years ago. Here, top, was pointed out to us a striking proof of the poverty of the people. A Catholic chapel stands there, newly built, roofed and glazed, the possession of which is sorely needed for the humble worshippers of the district; but the contractor holds possession as security for his debt, which the poverty of the people is unequal to discharging.

      Prom this point, following the coast line, the road runs at an elevation of from 300 to 400 feet above the sea, and along the hillside are magnificent views of Dingle Bay, from the Bar of Inch in the eastern extremity of the bay, to the Blasquet Islands in the west. The land is of the poorest kind, and capable at the most, without extensive drainage, of only a patchy cultivation.
    • New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949
      Name: John F Sullivan
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: abt 1848
      Death Date: 12 Mar 1939
      Death Place: Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
      Death Age: 91
      Father Name: Daniel Sullivan
      Mother Name: Mary Murphy
      Spouse Name: Elizabeth Sheehan
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Event Type: Death
      FHL Film Number: 2297207

  • Sources 
    1. [S1232] Killorglin Roman Catholic Records, Killorglin Roman Catholic, (

    2. [S1129] Tithe Applotment Survey 1823-37, Church of Ireland, (Various).

    3. [S3167] Glenbeigh Roman Catholic Records, Glenbeigh Roman Catholic, (