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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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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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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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The William Maley of Glandree living in California married a woman from County Clare. The obituary for his wife Ellen Maley in the Sacramento Union newspaper stated she died on 5 January 1917 and was a native of County Clare (see below). The obituary did not provide her maiden name, but did state that Ellen was a sister of the late Mrs. Bridget Daroux of Sacramento who died in 1911 (see her obituary below). Many Frenchmen came to California for the Gold Rush and Ellen's sister Bridget married one from Bourgogne by the name of Pierre Arnaud Daroux. California death records include mother's maiden name and when their daughter Margaret Trengrove died in 1945, it listed her mother as a "Perrill" and father as "Daroux".

Bridget Perrill Daroux (born about 1834) arrived in California in the 1850's as her eldest son Frank was born in California in 1856. Ellen Perrill Maley (born about 1845) was married in California in 1867, but not clear when she arrived in the state (the census taker left this field blank in the 1900 / 1910 census reports). A possible brother "William Perrill" born in Ireland in 1841 died in Sacramento in 1894. But no information that this William is from County Clare or if his children are cousins to the Maley or Daroux families.

"Perrill" is not the most common name in County Clare. In the 1901 Irish census there a few Perrill families living in the Turkenagh Mountains.

If you are from a mountainous area of County Clare such as Tulla or Turkenagh, I wonder if you might be slightly more inclined to move to California to look for gold in the Sierra Nevada mountains than if you lived in a fishing village on the coast?


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Hi Jim

Good work. Yes there are Perrils in Turkenagh, in the parish of Scarriff. Two families of Perrils are shown in the baptism records. The children of John Perril and Catherine Malone are Honor, Michael, illegible, William, Patrick, Kate and John all born between 1869 and 1879. The children of Pat Perill and Bridget Callaghan are Bridget, Ellen, Mary, William, John, Honor and William all born between 1869 and 1879 (maybe there were more after that date). On three occasions Perril is spelled ‘Pearl’.

Those children may be nieces and nephews of Ellen Maley and Bridget Daroux. And John and Pat Perrrill may be the brothers of those two ladies.

In Griffith’s Valuation (1856) William Perril is leasing 352 acres of Turkenagh Mountain from John Sampson. John and Pat, who both married in 1868, must be his sons. William is the only Perril/Perrill/Pearl I can find in Griffith’s – there may be yet another version of the name.

irishgenealogy.ie does not recognize that Perrill and Pearl are the same name, so anyone researching that family needs to look up both versions.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:17 pm 
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The Irish Folklore Commission’s scheme (1937 - 1938) for collecting essays written by school childen at that time included a section on “Mo Cheantar” (My Home District). One of these is a short essay on Turkenagh, which mentions the Pearl family. Go to https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/5177630/5 ... ID=5177630, or google Pearl Turkenagh

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Hi Sheila, thanks for your research of the Perrills of Turkenagh. Reading what the schoolchildren have to say about a place in the Folklore Commission reports is always fun.

The William Perrill of Sacramento that I listed as a possible brother mostly went by Perrill, but in the 1880 census the family is listed as Pearl (see below). This William died in 1890 (previous post has 1894 by mistake), a full two decades prior to the deaths of Ellen Maley and Bridget Daroux. So even if William was a brother as suspected, I don't think it is unusual that his name wasn't listed in their obituaries. From the 1880 census, William Perrill's first born son born about 1872 was also named William. Perhaps named after his grandfather the William Perrill you found in the 1856 Griffith's Valuation report?

The book "The Irish Race in California and the Pacific Coast" was written by Father Hugh Quigley in 1878. My local library has a reference copy which I'll have a look at to see if Father Quigley gives a County Clare focus to his research and what names he mentions. Hugh Quigley's parents were Hugh Quigley and Mary Lynch of Derragarra and he was baptized in Tulla parish on 22 February 1819 (sponsors Michael Mannix and Margaret Quigley). I'm not sure how well respected Father Quigley is as a historian, but look forward to reading his book. The Clare library has an interesting biography on Father Hugh Quigley provided by Johana R. Schwartz here:

http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/people/hugh_quigley.htm


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