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Fennell Family Genealogy

*Michael John Fennell & Johanna (Jane) Cosgrove*

Michael John Fennell was baptized Sept. 1889 at Mullaugh, Co. Clare, the son of Thomas Fennell and Bridget Foran. He died Dec. 12, 1969, at Galway, Co. Galway and was buried in Galway Cemetery. On Oct. 5, 1911, at Quilty, in the Parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Co. Clare, he married Joanna (Jane) Cosgrove, the daughter of John and Maria Cosgrove. Jane was born about 1890, and she died Mar. 10, 1936, in Galway. She is buried in Rahoon Cemetery, sharing a common grave with Patrick John Cosgrove, Patrick Joseph Fennell (her grandson who died July 11, 1923), and Patrick Barrett, who died July 10, 1924. 

Michael John Fennell married second to Julia O'Halloran some time before July 1938. 

Children born to Michael and Jane were:

1-Mary Teresa Fennell, born May 1912

2-Brigid Fennell (aka Pat), born Dec. 18, 1919, married Dec. 12, 1942 in London, England to Clarence George Killian (aka Terry), died May 12, 2002 at Prince George, BC, Canada. These are my parents. Clarence was born in Saskatchewan on Sept. 14, 1919, and died in Regina, Saskatchewan on Jan. 21, 2003. They are buried in Prince George Cemetery.

3-Christina Fennell, born Dec. 1920

4-Michael John Fennell, born Oct. 16, 1921

5-Patrick Joseph Fennell, Feb. 16, 1923

6-Thomas Fennell, born Jun. 18, 1924

7-Jane Francis Fennell, born Oct. 26, 1926

8-John Joseph Fennell, born Aug. 29, 1931

 

Children born to Michael and Julia:

Steven, Agnes, Martin, and Sarah

1901 Census of County Clare, Ireland
District Electoral Division Kilmurry, Townland Quilty West, DED Number 85/7

Fennell Thomas Head of Family Roman Catholic Cannot Read-Write 35 Male Fisherman - Labourer Married Co. Clare Irish-English
Fennell Bridget Wife Roman Catholic Cannot Read-Write 30 Female Domestic Servant Married Co. Clare Irish-English
Fennell Mary Daughter Roman Catholic Read-Write 14 Female Scholar Not Married Co. Clare
Fennell Michael Son Roman Catholic Read-Write 9 Male Scholar Not Married Co. Clare
Fennell Thomas Son Roman Catholic 2 Male Scholar Not Married Co. Clare
Fennell Bridget Daughter Roman Catholic Read-Write 6 Female Scholar Not Married Co. Clare
Fennell Katie Daughter Roman Catholic 4 Female Scholar Not Married Co. Clare


Birth and Baptism Record of Michael Fennell

Diocese of Killaloe Parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickane:
On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it Michael Fennell was born on _____ day of ________________, and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 14th day of September 1889 in the Church of _______________ by the Rev. M. J. H.
Parents Thomas Fennell, Brigid Foran
Sponsors Mary Falsey
Confirmed ___________________ Married 5th. October 1911
Signed (can't make the name out) P.P._________
Given this 12th day of September 1980 at Mullaugh


Marriage Record of Michael Fennell and Jane Cosgrove

Parish of Kilmurry Diocese of Killaloe

Extract From The Marriage Register

Michael Fennell and Jane Cosgrove were married in the Church of Quilty according to the Rite of the Catholic Church, on the 5th day of October 1911.
The Witnesses were John Kenny and Catherine Egan

Rev. Timothy ? Parish Priest
Date 12/9/1986


Taken from 'Hardyman History of Galway'

Michael J. Fennell and son Thomas in the Inniskilling Fusilears -Irish Regiment- English Army
Michael J. Fennell in the I.F.S. (Artillery) 1924


Death Certificate of Michael Fennell

Deaths Registered in the District of Galway No.I in the Superintendent Registrar's District of Galway in the County of Galway Ireland
 No. 456
Date and Place of Death 1969 Twelfth December 10 St. Finbar Terrace, Galway
Name and Surname Michael Fennell
Sex M
Condition Widower
Age last Birthday 80 years
Rank, Profession, or Occupation Labourer
Certified Cause of Death Broncho Pneumonia 24 hrs, Carcinomatosis years, Certified
Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant Mrs. Jane O'Brien, Daughter, Present at death, 10 St. Finbar Terrace
When Registered (this is in Gaelic, ends with the year 1969)
Signature of Registrar T. Liodain (unsure of this spelling)


Death Certificate of Jane (Cosgrove) Fennell

Deaths Registered in the District of Galway No.I in the Superintendent Registrar's District of Galway in the County of Galway Ireland
No. 450
Date and Place of Death 1936 Tenth March 10 St. Finbar Terrace Galway UD.
Name and Surname Jane Fennell
Sex F
Condition Married
Age last Birthday 44 years
Rank, Profession, or Occupation Wife of a Dock Labourer
Certified Cause of Death Carcinoma of Stomach and Liver, 6 months, Exhaustion, Certified
Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant Michael Fennell, Widower of deceased, Present at death, 10 St. Finbar Terrace
When Registered Fourteenth March 1936
Signature of Registrar T. O. Liodain (unsure of this spelling) Assistant Registrar


Certificate of Discharge For Michael Fennell

This is to certify that No.E/423492 Rank Private
Name Michael Fennell born in the Parish of Mullaugh in or near the town of Miltown Malbay in the County of Clare was attested at Galway for the Defense Forces, on the 14th day of October 1940 at the age of 44 years and one months; that from the attestation herein certified until the date of this discharge his service in the Defense Forces amounted to three years and 23 days; comprising three years and 23 days Army Service and that his term of service terminates/terminated on the 1st day of November 1944 in consequence of Medically Unfit for Army Service.
Examined and Registered W. H. Milligan Capt. For Western Area
Description
Height 5 feet, seven inches, Colour of Hair dark, Colour of Eyes grey, Complexion (can't make this word out)
Address on date of Discharge 10 St. Finbars Terrace, Bohermore, Co. Galway
Name, Address and Relationship of Next-of-Kin Julia Fennell (wife), address as above
There is more, not all discernable. His trade was General Labourer, he was employed as a Helper (Class 1) and he Received additional pay in respect of such.