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Fennell Family Genealogy

*Thomas Fennell & Bridget Foran*

Thomas Fennell was baptized on August 23, 1862, at Seafield, in the Parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Co. Clare, Ireland. His baptismal sponsors were Bridget Mahon and James Brody. He married Bridget Foran on July 30, 1882, at Quilty, in the Parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickane. Bridget was the daughter of James Foran and Honora Shanahan. Thomas was a fisherman by trade and it is believed he may have been an only child.

Children born to Thomas and Bridget were:

1-Pat Fennell, baptized February 03, 1884, in Quilty. Possibly died young

2-John Fennell, baptized March 30, 1885, in Quilty. Possibly died young.

3-Michael Fennell, baptized August 09, 1886, in Quilty. Possibly died young.

4-Michael John Fennell, born in September 1889 in Quilty, died December 12, 1969, in Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland.

5-Bridget Fennell, baptized March 30, 1892, at Tromora, in the Parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickane.

6-John Fennell, baptized July 07, 1894, at Quilty. Possibly died young.

7-Catherine Fennell, baptized November 18, 1896, at Seafield. She married Thomas Cunneen (he born 1892 in Quilty and died 1950 in England). Catherine and died in Quilty on May 4, 1982.

8-Thomas Fennell, baptized July 05, 1899, at Quilty, sponsored by Bridget McInerney.

9-John Fennell, baptized March 13, 1902, at Quilty, died April 11, 1983, at Quilty, married Margaret/Mary Kelleher (she born abt. 1905, died on May 4, 1982, at the age of 85). Both are buried in the cemetery at Quilty. The couple had the following children: 1-Thomas Fennell, who died July 24, 1986, at 66 years of age. He is also buried at Quilty: 2-Mary Fennell: 3-Bridget Fennell: 4-Pauline Fennell: 5-Eileen Fennell: 6-Nancy Fennell.

10-Pat Fennell, baptized July 26, 1903, at Quilty.

11-Joseph Fennell, baptized February 23, 1907, at Quilty.

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


Miscellaneous Records

Clare Heritage Society Report, May 31, 1990. This report was conducted by the Clare Heritage Center in Ireland and pertains to our Irish families.

Baptism records, Parish of Kilmurray-Ibrickan, at Seafield on 23Aug.1862, sponsors Bridget Mahon and James Brody, parents Rodger Finnell and Kate Smyth

Information provided by Gerard Kennedy of Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin Co., Ireland - Thomas was a fisherman by trade and most likely an only child

Witnesses to marriage of Thomas Fennell and Bridget Foran on July 30, 1882, at Quilty, in the Parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickane, were Thomas Hickey and Jane Falsey


Birth Entry For Thomas Fennell

Births Registered in the District of Galway No.I in the Superintendent Registrar's District of Galway in the County of Galway Ireland
No. 207
Date and Place of Birth 1924 Eighteenth June, Suckeen, Galway
Name and Surname Thomas (no last name given)
Sex M
Name and Surname and Dwelling Place of Father Michael Fennell Suckeen
Name and Surname and Maiden Name of Mother Jane Fennell, formerly Cosgrove
Rank and Profession of Father Sergeant State Army
Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant Catherine Cox, present at birth, Woodquay
When Registered Twenty eighth June 1924
Signature of Registrar Thos Lydon Assistant Registrar