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About 1845, Laurence Redmond was born in Ireland.  Parents unknown at this time.




About 1866, Laurence married Mary O’Brien in Ireland; daughter of James O’Brien & Elizabeth Kavanagh.




Laurence and his family settled in Kilbranish North, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland where they lived in a small cottage.  Laurence and Mary raised their fourteen-fifteen children and grandchildren here.  They also raised turkeys, in which his wife Mary tended to, as seen in the photo below c. 1912. Laurance was a sickly man so his Mary must have taken over many of the manly duties.  She must of been one tremendous woman.  




His daughter Elizabeth recalled as a child that her father, Laurence, was away from home a lot.  During one of his absences to the big “city” (unknown at this time-could have been Dublin), their thatch roof had caved in and her mother, Mary, didn’t have the money to repair it, so it had to remain in its condition until her father returned several weeks.  She remembered it had rained a lot during that time and her younger siblings became very ill from the cold and damp air.


Time-line of Irish History


Our Redmond family were Roman Catholics in their religious practice.  Our Fortune family, in which one of the Redmond daughters, Elizabeth, married into; were also Roman Catholics in Ireland also.  They were heavily involved with St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, NY after their arrival to America in the early 1900’s until their deaths in 1951 and 1956.  Two other Redmond daughters, Johanna and Anna Mary, who came to America were also members of St. Mary’s Church.  The Irish Catholic Church were actually Protestants in Faith and after reading many Ireland census records it seemed like the majority of the Irish were Roman Catholics.


I am unsure of how Ireland’s history of the Famines and the Wars affected this family directly, but had to have some type of  influence on their quality of life-I am sure their struggle for work and food and the apparent separation of families as seen in the Ireland census- to better provide for for their families were among them. 


One can only surmise of the many struggles and strifes this family (among many others) must have endured being such a large family and not having a wealthy background and the state their country was in at that time.  Ireland was still under British Rule and had no unified government of its own until the last fifty or sixty years.




About 1867, daughter Mary Redmond was born in Ireland. No further information found on Mary.




About 1868,  son Patrick Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland. Patrick was found in the 1901 and 1911 Ireland Census below.




About 1869, daughter Bridget Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland.  No further information found on Bridget.



Market Square, Bagenalstown, County Carlow, Ireland; ca.1870-1910


Lawrence Collection of Photographs, 1870-1910; Ancestry.com




1870, daughter Catherine Mary Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland.  See Catherine’s page for 1901 & 1911 Ireland Census information.  She married Peter Doyle of County Wexford and resided their the rest of her life.




About 1872, son Charles Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland. No further information found on Charles.




About 1874, son James Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland. No further information found on Charles.




About 1874, son Owen Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland. Owen was found on the 1911 Ireland Census below.




About 1877, son Laurence Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland. Laurence was found on the 1901 and 1911 Ireland Census below.




20 Jun 1878, daughter Anna Mary “Annie” Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland.  She immigrated to America and married Humphrey Callahan of Kilmeedy, Ireland.




21 Oct 1879, daughter Elizabeth M “Betty” or Lizzy” Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland. She was found at house 16 in Main St, Newtownbarry, Wexford, Ireland in the 1901 Ireland Census.  She immigrated to America and married Thomas Fortune of Co Wexford.




About 1880, daughter Margaret “Maggie” Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland. She was found at her sister Catherine’s house in County Wexford, Ireland in the 1901 Ireland Census.




About 1882, daughter Jane Redmond in was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland. She was
found at the Rothwell’s home in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Co Carlow at the age of 16, as one of three “Servants” in the 1901 Ireland Census.





About 1883, daughter Helena Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland.




19 Oct 1890, daughter Johanna Mary Redmond was born in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland. She immigrated to America and married Jonathan Hart of Ireland.  Records found in her own hand give her birth year as 1890, other records such as Social Security Death Index give her birth year as 1881, so I am keeping this possibility open.




Laurence died sometime prior to 1901 because his wife Mary is found on the 1901 Ireland Census as a “Widow.”  His exact death date at this time is unknown.  Many of his children were sent out to work at very young ages.  His sons became farmers or “agricultural labourers” and were still living at home at very late ages (probably to help take care of their mother and siblings).  It is uncertain if they even married.  His daughters were sent out to homes as “general servants.”




I thought Mary could not read or write but her great granddaughter related that:


Her father ... was a

teacher, called a hedge teacher, as they taught out in the fields to

avoid the authorities as the Irish language was outlawed. Mom said

that her granny, Mary, could only read Irish.”




1901, Mary (O’Brien) Redmond and some of her children and her grandchildren (daughter Catherine Doyle) were found on the 1901 Ireland Census at house 3 in Kilbranish North, Cranemore, County Carlow, Ireland:


  1. Line 1: Mary Redmond, Head of family, Roman Catholic, Cannot Read, 56 yrs, F (female), Widow, (Place of birth is blank-she was an orphan), English only (language)
  2. Line 2: Patrick Redmond: Son, Roman Catholic, Cannot Read, 32 yrs, M (male), Agricultural Labourer, Not Married, Co Carlow, English only (language)

  3. Line 3: Laurence Redmond: Son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 26 yrs, M (male), Labourer, Not
    Married, Co Carlow, English only (language)
  4. Line 4: Annie Redmond: Daughter, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 23 yrs, F (female), Seamstress, Not Married, Co Carlow, English only (language)

  5. Line 5: Lena Redmond: Daughter, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 14 yrs, F (female), Scholar, Not Married,
    Co Carlow, English only (language)
  6. Line 6: Thomas Doyle, grandson, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 6 yrs, M (male), Scholar, do (not married), Co Wexford (Born in), English only (language)

  7. Line 7: Laurence Doyle, grandson, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 5 yrs, M (male), Scholar, do (not
    married), Co Wexford (Born in), English only (language)
  8. Line 8: Michael Doyle, grandson, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 3 yrs, M (male), Scholar, do (not married), Co Wexford (Born in), English only (language)

  9. Line 9: Kate Mc Donald, Boarder, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 34 yrs, F (female), National Teacher, do (not married), Co Wexford, English only (language)








My Mom is Mary Doyle age 4years. The other two grandchildren are her

brothers Larry and Mick. Mom lived with her Grandmother from age 2..until

she was 10, separated from her twin Nora. She went back home when she was

10. Feeding the family wasn't easy at that time. She often spoke of uncle

Owen. and Aunt Lena. The other Uncles and Aunts were not there all of the

time. Aunt Jane and her family were just there while her husband was out of

work.




1911, Mary (O’Brien) Redmond and some of her children and her grandchildren (daughter Catherine Doyle) were found on the 1901 Ireland Census in Kilbranish North, Cranemore, County Carlow, Ireland:


  1. Line 1: Mary Redmond, Head of family, Roman Catholic, Cannot Read, 69 yrs, Widow, Co Carlow (Born in)
  2. Line 2:Jane Darcy, Daughter, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 26 yrs, Domestic Servant, Married, 1 (yrs md), 1 (tot no. child), 1 (tot no. child liv.), Co Carlow (Born in)

  3. Line 3: Helena Redmond, Daughter, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 24 yrs, Domestic Servant, Single, Co
    Carlow (Born in)
  4. Line 4: Mary Doyle, g daughter, Roman Catholic, Cannot Read, 4 yrs, Scholar, Single, Co Wexford (Born in)

  5. Line 5: Mary Darcy, g daughter, Roman Catholic, Cannot Read, 3 months, Single, Co Carlow (Born in)

  6. Line 6: Pat Redmond, Son, Roman Catholic, Cannot Read, 42 yrs, Agricultural Labourer, Single, Co Carlow
    (Born in)
  7. Line 7: Owen Redmond, Son, Roman Catholic, Cannot Read, 38 yrs, Agricultural Labourer, Single, Co Carlow (Born in)

  8. Line 8: Laurence Redmond, Son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 36, Agricultural Labourer, Single, Co Carlow
    (Born in)
  9. Line 9: Laurence Doyle, g son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 15 yrs, Scholar, Single, Co Wexford (Born in)

  10. Line 10: Michael Doyle, g son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 14 yrs, Scholar, Single, Co Wexford (Born in)

  11. Line 11: Thomas Darcy, Son-In-Law, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 26 yrs, Agricultural Labourer, Married, Co Carlow (Born in)






No further information on Laurence Redmond has been found at this time, our research continues.

 

Laurence Redmond [my 2nd great grandfather]

Birth: abt 1845 in Ireland

Death: abt 1900 in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Ireland

ANCESTOR

TIME LINE

SPOUSE

Mary O’Brien - (1845-1930)

Married about 1866 in Ireland.


Daughter of James O’Brien and Elizabeth Kavanagh


CHILDREN

  1. 1.Mary Redmond (1867- )

  2. 2.Patrick Redmond (1868- )

  3. 3.Bridget Redmond (1869- )

  4. 4.Catherine Mary Redmond (1870-1940)

  5. 5.Charles Redmond (1872- )

  6. 6.James Redmond (1874- )

  7. 7.Owen Redmond (1876- )

  8. 8.Laurence Redmond (1877-1945)

  9. 9.Anna Mary Redmond (1878-1945)

  10. 10. Elizabeth M Redmond (1879-1951)

  11. 11. Margaret “Maggie” Redmond (1880- )

  12. 12. Jane Redmond (1882- )

  13. 13. Helena Redmond (1883- )

  14. 14. Johanna Mary Redmond (1890-1968)

PARENTS

Unknown

   

  1. Bullet1901 & 1911 Ireland Census; Household Return, Form A; Enumerator’s Abstract, Form N; House and Building Return, Form B.1; Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return, Form B.2; The National Archives of Ireland

  2. BulletLife In Ireland; Maggie Land Blank; http://www.maggieblanck.com/Mayopages/Irish.html

  3. BulletTime-line of Irish History; http://www.yourirish.com/history/

  4. BulletFamily information and photos from Maria (Southall) Adams, granddaughter of Catherine (Redmond) Doyle

  5. BulletFamily information from Joanne (Grimmer) Wright, granddaughter of Elizabeth Redmond

  6. BulletFamily Data from “Doyle Family Tree” (ian19141); http://www.ancestry.com

  7. BulletMarket Square, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, Ireland; Lawrence Collection of Photographs, 1870-1910; http://www.ancestry.com

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