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John O'Grady (#47032041)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 29 days
RE: The Cobbe family in Coolbanagher Churchyard
Hi John,

You raise a little issue in your post that is worth exploring.

My Cobbe ancestors were of French Huguenot extraction, living in Emo for a few generations since the early 1700s.

I found their deaths and burials in the Coolbabagher burial records, in the care of the RCB library in Churchtown. However, as with many of my earlier ancestors, there is no headstone, as there most likely were no funds to pay for one.

Do you think deaths or burials should be recorded on the Find A Grave website, where no physical headstone exists, to specifically mark the resting place?

Interested in your opinion.

Nigel O'Connor.

Added by Genie on Mar 10, 2014 1:07 PM

RE: Herbert Carroll
Hi John
Great work on the site and the graveyards. Yes Herbert did attend the Royal Hibernian Military School. My older siblings would remember more than I would in terms of dates etc. His father was in the British Army and died very young and his stepfather was in the BA too.

I have sent the links on the site to all my siblings and they may be able to supply more information.

Best regards


Added by Clive on Mar 05, 2014 3:37 AM

Brendan Martin
Hi John
i am doing work on my Family Tree and i was wondering if you know if there is a

William Fitzpatrick
Birth abt 1849 in Wexford, Ireland
Death abt 1885 in Wexford, Ireland

Margaret Fitzpatrick Nee Kavanagh
Birth abt 1849 in Wexford, Ireland
Death Sep 1919 in Enniscorthy, Ireland

Her Brother Patrick
Birth 13 Mar 1864 in Rathdrum, Ireland

you made an entry for her Brothers John & Hugh

there is also two sisters Anne Birth abt 1864 i dont know her married name and Kate Birth 18 Feb 1874 in Dunganstown, Wicklow, Ireland her Narried name is McCaul

if you have and information about these people in Barndarrig or need and from me for Fitzpatricks and Kavanaghs i will try and help

Regards Brendan

Added by Brendan Martin on Jan 02, 2014 10:01 AM

Maureen Barnes
Colm Barnes
Dear John O'Grady,

It was indeed interesting to read what you wrote about my father. The website was brought to my attention by my grandson Kevin Walsh. Sometime I would like to chat with you as would my sister Beatrice as we were not contacted re this mostly good history of our father.

Maureen Barnes Walsh.

Added by Maureen Barnes on Dec 23, 2013 3:01 PM

Hugh Casement
William Hague, Glasnevin
d. of pneumonia at his home in Dublin.
His widow carried on his architecture practice.

William was b. at 98 Lower Baggott St. 22 Jan. 1877. He was educated at the Royal University of Ireland.

Joseph was drowned during the Great War; he may have been in the merchant navy.

Nora, 2nd dau., was b. at 21 Upper Mount St. 20 Feb. 1880. Was a nun in Chelmsford where she d. in 1958.

Aileen, 4th dau., was b. in Dublin 1886 and at some time was at Craiglockhart training school, Edinburgh.

Added by Hugh Casement on Dec 23, 2013 5:04 AM

Hugh Casement
Anna Frances Hague née Daly
Annie was born in Dublin circa Feb. 1851 and educated at a convent school in Boulogne.
As a child she was "very pretty, tall & fair".
She was alive in the 1901 census.

Kathleen Mary Frances, eldest dau., was b. at 21 Upper Mount St. 2 Jan. 1879. She was a nun in Roehampton but may have returned to Ireland before her death at the age of 40.
May, 3rd dau., was b. at the same address 20 May 1883 and d. in Edinburgh.

Added by Hugh Casement on Dec 23, 2013 4:52 AM

ryszard szolc
james henry doran
hi Ive just started to do my family tree and came across you information on james henry doran and noticed a another doran list im just wondering if you could tell me who and if he is related to james henry doran i am james henrys great grandson

Added by ryszard szolc on Nov 26, 2013 9:36 AM

Jim Hobbs
RE: John Reynolds

Greetings From Chicago ! Many thanks for your kind message, regarding John Reynolds, my grandmother's brother. My parents visited Ireland in 1974, and took the picture of the Reynolds' gravestone, but did not record the name of the cemetery. I have added St. Mary's to my other Reynolds' family members.

I do not have any information for the cemetery, the parents of my grandfather, John Joseph Fitzgerald, are buried. (Find A Grave Memorial# 106420498) Do you know of a cemetery in the Townland of Arywee, County Limerick, near Ballyneety, where my Fitzgerald family members might be buried.

Best Wishes, Jim

Added by Jim Hobbs on Nov 09, 2013 6:45 PM

Hazel Dower
James Dower
Hello John,
I would like to thank you for helping me find my husbands grandfathers grave.
I had very little information about him only that he died in 1918 and he's wife was called Ann(e)
I have now learnt that his mothers name was Catherine and he had a brother and a sister yet to find his fathers name.
thank you John .

Added by Hazel Dower on Nov 04, 2013 2:27 AM

RE: Private John Doyle
I can transfer his memorial to him if you like, what is his memorial number?

Added by js on Oct 26, 2013 12:53 PM

Robert Kesterton
info on Robert Browne
Hi John

Would it be possible for you to find out any info on Robert Browne only info I got as below:

Born: 1876 Ireland

Joined Royal Field Artillery: 27/07/1897

Married: Mary Cullinane on 16/07/1904

Many Thanks


Added by Robert Kesterton on Oct 20, 2013 1:38 PM

MeJohn O'Grady's
I am regularly impressed by the Memorials you are adding. The amount of research time you are putting into each one is impressive and considering the quantity of Memorials you add, the quality of them is astonishing.
You are an example of everything this site should be & "high quantity" adders should learn from you & emulate everything you are doing.
Keep up the good work. It's noticed & appreciated.

Added by sandlotball on Oct 03, 2013 3:17 PM

Anne Dawling
William Ceceil Tosdevin
Hello John,
Today I have seen this for William Cecil Tosdevin. William was the half brother of my mother-in-law Lena Dawling.

If you have any information on Wlliam or his family I would be so dleighted to hear it. He had a brother Louis Edgar Tosdevin and I'd very much like more information on both of these people and their family.

Cheers, Anne Dawling (NZ)

Added by Anne Dawling on Sep 29, 2013 6:08 PM

Suzy & Rob
Frederick Knuckey
I received a notice that the email address you provided does not exist.

I am always happy to receive additional information for any of my memorials. Any and all information can be sent via the edit tab.

Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 20, 2013 6:34 AM

soldiers wills
hope you are well. note sure if you have seen this search site or not

Added by Drishane on Sep 11, 2013 12:02 AM

Katy Sutton
Rose Sutton
Thank you John for uploading the picture of my great nan's headstone in Old Connaught. Its difficult trying to get information from the UK. Just that one photo has opened up new avenues of research and will also give me the opportunity to visit her grave.
My great grampy remarried and he is buried with his second wife at Kilmacanogue Cemetery. Rose seems so lonely, so she's due a visit!
Much appreciated.

Kind Regards
Katy Sutton

Added by Katy Sutton on Aug 11, 2013 3:53 PM

Robert Kesterton
G Bolger headstone
Hi John

Words cannot express enough thanks for getting me this picture. I have 1 of his boer war 1899-1902 medals and loads of research and another part of the puzzle has been added by you,



Added by Robert Kesterton on Aug 05, 2013 3:16 PM

Mike Sandes
Permission to use your image
Hello John

May I make use of your image of the headstone of Charles Sandes and Mildred Brown?

More information on these:

Please feel free to use any information in my site, please credit the source, thanks.

Kind regards

Mike Sandes

Added by Mike Sandes on Jul 29, 2013 3:51 AM

Pat LaBonte Wary
Re; Old Dromod Burial Grounds, near Waterville, Kerry
Dear Mr. O'Grady,

A little background will be in order for this story. My entire surviving Sullivan ancestors emigrated from Ireland to Newport, Rhode Island, USA, during the Hunger. All of the brothers were married before the emigration, are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Newport, and all of them say they were from Cahersiveen, but one wife stated she was from "Dromond". Her name was Hannah Curran, married to Timothy C. Sullivan. Her parents were Cornelius and Margaret Curran. His parents were Michael and Margaret Sullivan. Margaret sailed to the United States without her husband, so she must have been widowed. John R. Sullivan married a woman named Mary, no help there, Daniel (my ancestor) was married to Bridget.
I suspect they may all have come from Dromod, and not Cahersiveen, only using the name of that town as the largest, most recognizable one nearby. I know there is probably no hope of extending my genealogical research beyond what I already know, but my question to you involves the Dromod Burial Ground itself.
Two years ago, my second trip to Kerry, and the first with my husband, we found the Old Dromod Burial Ground. It is, as you say, in poor condition, and I had neither the proper shoes nor the intestinal fortitude to venture inside the church ruins. Gave me the shivers thinking I might be treading on the graves of my ancestors. Just this past week, my husband and I revisited the site, with our adult sons. We managed to make it inside the church ruins this time. If you did as well, you may know what we found. I ask you, do you know anything about this church, its architecture, and this burial ground which would explain this?

Added by Pat LaBonte Wary on May 27, 2013 2:40 PM

Jo Campbell
Sarah A. Slicker Piggott
Just wondered if you have any more information on this person. Her mother Sarah Connolly was my great grandmother.
Many thanks
Jo Campbell

Added by Jo Campbell on May 21, 2013 8:04 AM

Amanda Stuart
Cyril H R Scholefield
Dear John,

I came across the information about my great grandfather Robert Scholefiled 1848-1926 on this site, and my great uncle Cyril Scholefield who was killed in the war.

I didn't know any of this information, and nor did my aunt (his niece).

I am just starting out with my family tree.

Very many thanks,

Amanda Stuart

Added by Amanda Stuart on May 04, 2013 12:21 AM

Jon Murphy
Herbert Charles Crozier
Hi John,
I noticed Major Herbert Charles Crozier Royal Dublin Fusiliers is noted at the bottom of the headstone photographed for Lt Gerard Irvine Crozier Leinster Regt. I couldn't see him in the list of names for Mount Jerome Cem. (could well be my eyesight!), and a search doesn't locate him, but I'm interested in his date of death, which is unclear (maybe 29/1/1921 or 1951?). Can you help please?

i note the amount of work you put into this project. Amazing!



Added by Jon Murphy on Apr 02, 2013 7:16 AM

Hi John,
I am a descendent of O'Gradys from Ballinskelligs.
My mom used to talk about their neighbor,Dan Pigot, whom I believe was from Ballinskelligs and is in fact,buried next to my uncle,John O'Grady in
Hartford Ct USA.
Coincidence? Are we related?
Maureen Gaherty

Added by Maureen on Mar 03, 2013 8:11 PM

RE: L/Cpl B. L. Martin, R.H.M.S., Dublin
Hi thank you very much for the photos I will send you my email via a memorial suggestion as I dont like posting my email openly.
Regards Wertypop

Added by wertypop on Feb 15, 2013 6:43 AM

John Barnewell
Re family landy @ curragh
I note your excellent records of family but note that you have missed a Nora Heron nee Landy who is buried in the Cemetery with her husband William. This lady would be the child Emily referred to in the family records for the landy family in 1911 census
The family names in common use were Andrew, Nora, Brendan, and Sheila. Not always their first names

Added by John Barnewell on Feb 14, 2013 11:10 AM


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