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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:33 am 
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Posting a few news items from a collection kept just by the by, so the citations are not complete. The 1882 article is posted in pdf format due to its length - it is a listing of donors to a fund for the relief of the involved Meally family, with names and locations listed in both the U.S. and Clare.


Sharon Carberry
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:19 am 
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Hi Sharon

A belated Thank you for those Mealy news items.
The civil record of Bridget (Birdie) Mealy’s marriage to John Minogue on Feb. 06, 1894, shows that she was from Glandree, a daughter of Michael Mealy (alive). John Minogue is from Scarriff, a Victualler, son of Michael Minogue (dead); the ceremony took place in Drumcharley chapel; witnesses: Pat Minogue and Annie Mealy.
I think the Michael Mealy, who died in Glandree in 1902, a widower, aged 80, was Birdie’s father. Another of his daughters, Mary McNamara, was present at his death. I figure this is the Mary Mealy who married Martin McNamara from Whitegate in 1890. Martin “married in”. In the 1901 census Michael is mistakenly given as Martin’s stepfather (he was his father-in-law). Looking at the Tulla baptisms, I think Michael may be the Michael Mealy of Glendree who was married to Mary O’Hara. The baptisms show that they had three daughters: Anne b. 1854, Mary b. 1855, Anne b. 1856 and Bridget b. 1858.

It’s hard to say which baptisms are for the Michael Malley who was sentenced to a term of penal servitude in 1882. I think he may be Michael Mealy who is married to Mary Torpey. That couple started their family in 1855, so had some grown up children by 1882, but continued to have children until 1876, so could also be considered to hava a young family.

The Mealys/O’Malleys in Tulla parish are much reduced in numbers by 1901 – the census shows 12 living in Glendree and 3 in Tulla town:

(1) Michael aged 78 (above) is living in the McNamara household.
(2) Bridget aged 75 is mother-in-law at O’Donnells in Glendree. Looking at the Tulla baptisms, I reckon she was Bridget Cooney who was married to Pat Mally. Their daugher, Norah, married John O’Donnell in 1893.
(3 -8) Patrick Mealy aged 57 and Bridget (nee Hogan) aged 56, and their children: Patrick 18, John 17, Ellen 16, Mary 14 and Thomas 13.
(9 - 12) Mary Mealy (nee Woods) aged 61, a widow of Owen Mealy, and their children: John 30, Anne 28, Patrick 26. By 1911 Patrick has married Mary (McMahon?) and they have 3 children, and John, now aged 40, is living with them. Anne married Edmond McNamara from Maherabawn in Tulla chapel on Apr. 05, 1907. The record shows that her father is Owen Mealy (dead).
(13, 14) John Malley aged 74, stonemason, and Ellen Malley, aged 60, are living in Tulla Town. I think Ellen is Ellen O’Brien and that they are the parents of Catherine b. 1867, Ellen b. 1869, Catherine b. 1872 and John b. 1875. All the children are gone from home by 1901, but in 1911 John (now aged 85 and a widower) has his daughter, Bridget, and two grandchildren (born in London) living with him.
(15) A Michael Malley aged 68 in 1901 living in Tulla, a widower, living alone, died in 1903 in Tulla workhouse (see under Galway); no address or relations given.
Might this be Michael of the newsitem?

I can find no trace, in the 1901 census, of one family of Mealys: Thomas Mealy married to Susan McMahon and living in Fortanebeg (according to the baptism register). Their children were born between 1859 and 1877.

But O’Malleys continued to live in Glendree: one of these music videos is called “Sessions fron Pakie Malley’s Kitchen in Glendree, Tulla Co. Clare”: http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclar ... wstyle.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:09 pm 
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Patrick O’Malley, who found the gold hoard in 1948, belongs to the townland of Gorteenreagh, adjacent to the townland of Glendree. Glendree is in Tulla parish, while Gorteenreagh is in Feakle parish. Griffith’s Valuation (1856) shows a Patrick Malley leasing plot 12 in Gorteenreagh. It adjoins the Mealy/Malley farms in Glendree (plot 46).
Martin Mealy, who is living in Gorteenreagh (aged 63) in 1901, is probably a son of that Patrick. Martin married Catherine Broderick from Islandmore (Caher-Feakle parish marriages) in 1864. Martin and Kate’s son, John b. 1870, married Maria Deegan (Deoghaden) in 1914, and one of their sons, Patrick, is the Patrick O'Malley who found the gold hoard in 1948 – this is clear from the Cuimhneamh An Chlair interview of him in 2010 (when he was aged 90).

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:01 am 
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Very ironic that William O'Mealy left Glandree in 1848 and most likely arrived in California in 1849 as a "Forty Niner" to strike it rich in the California Gold Rush. Then 100 years later in 1948, a gold hoard was discovered by a Patrick O'Malley in lands just adjacent to Glandree.

Sacramento had only a small population in the 1850's. I reckon "William O'Mealy" was the "William Maley" listed on the 1868 California voter register as age 32, born in Ireland, occupation "Horse Shoer" who became a naturalized U.S. citizen on 6 October 1868.

In the Tulla baptism register, there are three William Maley's listed as from Glandree:
1) William Maly, son of Pat Maly and Ann Haloran, baptized 16 May 1828
2) William Maly, son of William Maly and Honor Houlahan, baptized 11 April 1833
3) William Maley, son of Martin Maley and Mary Tuohy, baptized 2 August 1838

The missing advertisement states that he left Ireland in 1848 "a mere boy", so William #1 would be too old, and William #3 would have been too young at 10 years. I reckon William Maly born in 1833 would have been old enough at the age of 15 to set off on his own for America but still be considered a boy.

I'm interested in California history so I researched William Maley in the available records. He appears to have moved around frequently and followed the completion of the Central Pacific Railroad east from Sacramento into Nevada. I don't believe he actually worked on the Trans Continental Railroad as the Central Pacific from the West was mostly Chinese workers; the Union Pacific being built from the East was mostly Irish workers. But more likely he found work in the boom towns that were created in its development as well as adjacent lands that opened up for miners. Below is a map of the Trans Continental Railroad that includes Winnemucca and Elko in Nevada.

1860 Census in Sacramento: "Wm Milley", age 24, blacksmith

1860 NV Territorial Census in Silver City, Carson County (now a "near ghost town"): W. O Mally

1870 Census in Elko, Nevada: "Wm Malay" (age 30, miner) with wife "Eva" and son George age 2

13 Feb 1873 in Winnemucca, Nevada: death of infant daughter

1875 Nevada State census: in Humboldt County (most likely Winnemucca): E Maley (female born in Ireland) is head of household with two children G. Maley and W. Maley. A 35 year old W. Maley is working as a blacksmith away from his family.

1880 federal census: Maley family is missing?

1881 Sacramento City Directory: William Maley, blacksmith

1900 Census in Sacramento, CA: William Maley (age 65), with wife Ellen (age 53) and children W H Maley (age 24) and John Maley (age 18).

1 March 1909: death of William Maley reported in the Sacramento newspapers. "Deceased had resided in Sacramento for more than fifty years. A great many years ago he was a horse shoer here, and later he was employed as an ironworker in the Southern Pacific shop.... He is survived by his wife, Ellen Maley, and three sons, George W. Maley, a well known member of the local police force; William H. and John H. Maley. He was a native of Ireland."

From the naming of his children, he appears to have followed a slightly modified Irish naming tradition. His first born son was named "George Washington Maley" obviously named after the father of his adopted country. His second born son was named "William" - possibly after his own father? This would support that he is William #2, the son of William Maly and Honor Houlihan.

Would be interesting to discover if the "Forty Niner" William Maley of Glandree was related to the Patrick O'Malley of Gorteenreagh who discovered the gold hoard in 1948.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:29 am 
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Brilliant tracing – our usual word for Genealogy here - you found some nuggets in California.

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