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Ellen GRIFFIN

Ellen GRIFFIN

Female [1855] - 1940

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  • Name Ellen GRIFFIN 
    Born [1855]  Ballynakilly, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 1 Apr 1855  Glenbeigh Roman Catholic, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Diocese of KERRY , Parish of GLENBEIGH/GLENCAR R.C.
      Baptism of ELLEN GRIFFIN of BALLYNAKILLA on 1 April 1855
      Name ELLEN GRIFFIN
      Address BALLYNAKILLA
      Father JOHN GRIFFIN
      Mother BRIDGET SHEA
      Sponsor 1 JOHN PIGOTT
      Sponsor 2 NR GRIFFIN
      Priest REV. T. ENRIGHT
      Book Number Page Entry Number
      1 6 100
    Birth [1847]  Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth [1851]  [3
    • Of full age at time of marriage.
    Birth [1854]  Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth [1862]  [5
    Birth Ballynakilly, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • "Ballin Killa"
    Birth Ballynakilly, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 3 Feb 1872  Ballynakilly, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • "Ballinakilla"
    Education 31 Mar 1901  [2
    No RW 
    Language 31 Mar 1901  IE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  [2
    Housekeeper 
    Residence 31 Mar 1901  Coolroe Lower, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Michael Doona
      in the Web: Ireland, Census, 1901
      Name: Michael Doona
      Gender: Male
      Age: 50
      Birth Year: abt 1851
      Relation to Head: Head
      Residence Date: 31 Mar 1901
      Townland/Street: Coolroe Lower
      District: Glanbehy
      County: Kerry
      Michael Doona 50
      Ellen Doona 44
      Bridget Doona 20
      Ellen Doona 11
      Julia Doona 9
      Mary Doona 23
      Dan Doona 14
      James Doona 7
      Joe Doona 5
      Maurice Doona 2
      Michael Doona 17
      Ancestry.com. Web: Ireland, Census, 1901 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
      Original data: Census of Ireland 1901/1911. The National Archives of Ireland. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/: accessed 31 May 2013.
      http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Kerry/Glanbehy/Coolroe_Lower/1406214/
      Residents of a house 6 in Coolroe Lower (Glanbehy, Kerry)
      Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
      Doona Michael 50 Male Head of Family R Catholic Co Kerry Farmer Cannot read Irish and English Married
      Doona Ellen 44 Female Wife R Catholic Co Kerry House Keeper Cannot read Irish and English Married
      Doona Mary 23 Female Daughter R Catholic Co Kerry Domestic Servant Can read Irish and English Not Married
      Doona Bridget 20 Female Daughter R Catholic Co Kerry Domestic Servant Can read Irish and English Not Married
      Doona Michael 17 Male Son R Catholic Co Kerry Domestic Servant Can read Irish and English Not Married
      Doona Dan 14 Male Son R Catholic Co Kerry Domestic Servant Cannot read English only Not Married
      Doona Ellen 11 Female Daughter R Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Cannot read English only Not Married
      Doona Julia 9 Female Daughter R Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Cannot read English only Not Married
      Doona James 7 Male Son R Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Cannot read English only Not Married
      Doona Joe 5 Male Son R Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Cannot read English only Not Married
      Doona Maurice 2 Male Son R Catholic Co Kerry No Occupation Cannot read English only Not Married
    Education 3 Apr 1911  [4
    RW 
    Language 3 Apr 1911  IE Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Religion 3 Apr 1911  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence 3 Apr 1911  Coolroe Lower, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Michael Doona
      in the Web: Ireland, Census, 1911
      Name: Michael Doona
      Gender: Male
      Age: 68
      Birth Year: abt 1843
      Relation to Head: Head
      Residence Date: 2 Apr 1911
      Townland/Street: Coolroe, Lower
      District: Glanbehy
      County: Kerry
      Michael Doona 68
      Ellen Doona 57
      Daniel Doona 24
      Ellen Doona 20
      Julia Doona 19
      James Doona 18
      Joseph Doona 16
      Maurice Doona 12
      Class: RG14
      Ancestry.com. Web: Ireland, Census, 1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
      Original data: Census of Ireland 1901/1911. The National Archives of Ireland. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/: accessed 31 May 2013.
      http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Kerry/Glanbehy/Coolroe__Lower/104630/
      Residents of a house 3 in Coolroe, Lower (Glanbehy, Kerry)
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      Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses Years Married Children Born Children Living
      Doona Michael 68 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Kerry Farmer Cannot read Irish and English Married
      Doona Ellen 57 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Kerry Read and write Irish and English Married 34 11 8
      Doona Daniel 24 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Kerry Farmers Son Read and write Irish and English Single
      Doona Ellen 20 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Kerry - Read and write Irish and English Single
      Doona Julia 19 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Kerry - Read and write Irish and English Single
      Doona James 18 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Kerry Farmers Son Read and write Irish and English Single
      Doona Joseph 16 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Read and write Irish and English Single
      Doona Maurice 12 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Read and write Irish and English Single
    Aged 29 Dec 1940  78 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 29 Dec 1940  [5
    Farmer's widow 
    Died 29 Dec 1940  Shronahiree More, Knocknane, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Senile decay (Uncertified) 
    • "Shronareemore"
      Ellen Doona
      Ireland Civil Registration Indexes
      Name Ellen Doona
      Event Type Death
      Event Date Jan - Mar 1941
      Event Place Cahersiveen, Ireland
      Registration Quarter and Year Jan - Mar 1941
      Registration District Cahersiveen
      Age 78
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1863
      Volume Number 5
      Page Number 29
      "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FT2N-P2V : 4 December 2014), DEATHS entry for Ellen Doona; citing Cahersiveen, Jan - Mar 1941, vol. 5, p. 29, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,741.
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1941/04707/4256666.pdf
      163 1940 (Forty) Twenty ninth December Shronareemore Ellen Doona Female Widow 78 years Farmer's widow Senile decay Uncertified Julia O'Connor Shronareemore Present at death Sixteenth January 1941 Patrick O'Driscoll
    Informant 16 Jan 1941  Julia O'Connor, Shonareemore, Knocknane, Kerry, Ireland; Present at death Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I429  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2010 

    Father John GRIFFIN,   b. [1814],   d. 8 May 1890, Ballynakilly, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Bridget SHEA,   b. [1807],   d. 15 Nov 1897, Ballynakilly, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married C 1836 
    • Mar 1830 - Feb 1835 (fragmented)
      1829 - 1837
      1843 - 1898
    Family ID F3004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Michael DOONA,   b. [1851], Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1936, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Feb 1872  Roman Catholic Chapel, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Name: Michael Downey
      Registration district: Cahersiveen
      Record type: MARRIAGES
      Registration date - quarter and year: 1872
      Film number: 101251
      Volume: 5
      Page: 65

      Name: Ellen Griffin
      Registration district: Cahersiveen
      Record type: MARRIAGES
      Registration date - quarter and year: 1872
      Film number: 101251
      Volume: 5
      Page: 65

      SR District/Reg Area - Caherciveen
      Marriage of MICHAEL DOWNEY and ELLEN GRIFFIN
      on 03 February 1872
      Party 1 Name MICHAEL DOWNEY
      Party 2 Name ELLEN GRIFFIN
      Date of Event 03 February 1872
      Group Registration ID 2781475
      SR District/Reg Area Caherciveen
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1872/11302/8146470.pdf
      1872 Marriage solemnized at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Glenbeigh in the Registrar's District of Glanbehy in the Union of Caherciveen in the County of Kerry
      No 77 3rd February 1872
      Michael Downey Full age Bachelo Farmer Drumglass James Downey Farmer
      Ellen Griffin Full age Spinster - Ballinakilla John Griffin Farmer
      Married in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Glenbeigh according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Roman Catholic Church, by me, Thomas McGuire PP
      This Marriage was solemnized between us
      Michael Downey [His mark]
      Ellen Griffin [Her mark]
      in the Presence of us
      Denis Griffin
      Denis Shea
    Married [1877]  [4
    Children 
     1. Timothy James DOWNEY,   b. 27 Jul 1873, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1927, Asylum Lambert, Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Mary DOONA,   b. 15 Aug 1875, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Bridget DOWNEY,   b. Dromglass, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1946, St Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Patrick DOONA,   b. Dromglass, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1902, 228 Baldwin Street, Watebury, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John DOWNEY,   b. 14 Feb 1882, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Michael Joseph DOWNEY,   b. 10 Nov 1883, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Ellen DOONA,   b. 31 Oct 1885, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1887, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. Daniel DOWNEY,   b. 17 Dec 1887, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1964, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. Ellen DOONA,   b. 5 Apr 1890, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1981, Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     10. Julia DOONA,   b. 2 Sep 1891, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1974  (Age 83 years)
     11. James DOONA,   b. 19 Jun 1893, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1933, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     12. Joseph Patrick DOWNEY,   b. 1 Apr 1896, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1961, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     13. Maurice DOONA,   b. 9 Nov 1898, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1973  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Census 1911: 11 children 8 living
      Marriage record of son Timothy: Helen Griffin
      Death record of son Timothy: Helen Griffin
      Death: Ellen Doona widow

      DOONA

      From a letter from Catherine "Kitty" Horgan, 1992.

      Michael Doona was born in Killorglin in 1848. His parents' names were Timothy Doona and Bridget O'Sullivan. After Michael's birth his parents decided to give the baby to an uncle in Cool Roe Glenbeigh. His name was Jack Griffin and his wife's name was Joanne Keane. They had no children of their own. As the famine was starting in Ireland at the time Timothy and his wife Bridget left Killorglin, went to Queenstown Harbour and boarded a ship to take them to America but alas no news was ever heard of Timothy and Bridget Doona again.
      Michael Doona grew up on the farm in Glenbeigh, transferred to him by his Uncle Jack Griffin. He married Ellen Griffin of Ball Killa, a neighbor's daughter. She was the only daughter in her family and she had six brothers: Timothy, James, Joseph, Patrick, and John.
      Michael and Ellen had a large family: only thirteen.
      Timothy Doona was the first member of the family. He was born I should think in 1876 or 1877. He emigrated to Scotland where he married and had four children: Michael, Daniel, James, and Ann.
      Bridget Doona was born 29th Dec. 1877 at Cool Roe, Glenbeigh. Bridget emigrated to America and married James Joseph Sullivan
      Mary Doona was born 1st August 1878. Mary never married.
      Patrick Doona: date of birth and marital status uncertain.
      John Doona was born on the 14th February 1882. He emigrated to Dunkan, England, married and had five children: Julia, Kitty, John, Michael, and Joseph.
      Michael Doona was born 10th November 1883, Michael emigrated to England and then to Australia. He married and had five children: Daniel, Michael, Patrick, James, and Rosie.
      Ellen Doona was born on the 1st November 1885. Ellen died at the age of three as a result of an accident.
      Daniel Doona was born on the 17th December 1887. Daniel and his girlfriend Katie Leale emigrated to Australia where they married. They had three daughters: Kathleen, Eileen, and Mary. Katie Leale was from Glenbeigh.
      Ellen Doona was born on the 7th May 1890. She emigrated to America, where she married Laurence Griffin of Dingle, Co. Kerry. Ellen and Laurence had no family.
      Julia Doona was born on the 2nd Sept. 1891. Julia married Patrick O'Bonnet of Glencar. They had one daughter Catherine (Kitty).
      James Doona was born on the 16th June 1893. He emigrated to Australia, and married Mary Burke from Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry. James and Mary had three children: Mary (who died an infant), Patrick, and Annie.
      Joseph Doona was born 9th April 1896, emigrated to England and then to Australia, and married Margaret Jones. They had no family.
      Maurice Doona was born 9th Nov. 1898 and married Anne O'Shea in 1932. Annie and Maurice had nine children: Eileen, Brendie, Mary, Annie, Margaret, Sheila, Michael Maurice, and Patrick.

  • Sources 
    1. [S805] Glenbeigh Roman Catholic Records, Glenbeigh Roman Catholic, (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/).

    2. [S112] Census of Ireland, 1901, Republic of Ireland, (31 March 1901).

    3. [S737] Marriage Record of Michael Downey and Ellen Griffin, Civil Registration Republic of Ireland, (3 February 1872).

    4. [S697] Census of Ireland, 1911, Republic of Ireland, (2 April 1911).

    5. [S841] Death Record of Ellen Doona, Civil Registration Ireland, (d 29 Dacember 1940 reg 16 January 1941).

    6. [S51] Letter from Kitty Horgan, Kitty Horgan, (1991).