Cornelius Crowley Of Currahy,Abbeymahon, Co. Cork

Cornelius Crowley was born in (approx.) 1803 in Currahy, Lislevane, district of Abbeymahon, County Cork.

He married Ellen Murphy, who was born in 1812 a native of Courtmacsherry, on the 16th February 1841 in Lislee, Abbeymahon Co Cork.

 Cornelius and Ellen had at least six children, whose births were all recorded in local baptismal records.  All six children were born on the farm at Currahy, near the village of Lislevane, Cork:

 Timothy Crowley 1841 -1928

Migrated to NSW 1870s, Married Johanna Keohane (b.1859) in 1881. Died Sydney, Australia

 Michael C Crowley 1843 - ?

Married Mary Deasy in 1887 (b.1855) Remained in Currahy, Abbeymahon.

 Jeremiah Crowley 1845 -1904

            Migrated USA, married Nancy Hodnett. Died NYC, USA

 Mary Crowley 1848 - ?

            No further information known

 John Crowley 1850 – 1939

            Migrated New Zealand, married Mary Anne O’Leary. Died Wanganui New Zealand

 Kate Crowley 1853 - ?

            No further information known

 Cornelius Crowley died in March 1880.

There is no record of his wife, Ellen Crowley’s (nee Murphy) death. Possibly she moved in with one of her other children – Kate, Mary or Jeremiah, or migrated with them to the USA or Canada. We know that she didn’t migrate to Australia or New Zealand with either of her sons John or Timothy.

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MEMORIAL PLAQUE IN MEMORY OF THE CROWLEY FAMILY, TIMOLEAGUE ABBEY, Co CORK, IRELAND

Timothy Crowley b.1841.

Timothy Crowley b.1841.

Migrated to NSW 1870s.

Settled in Gundagai 1880.

Married Johanna Keohane 1881

Died Sydney 1928

 
John Crowley b. 1850

John Crowley b. 1850

Migrated 1870s

Settled in Wanganui, NZ

Married Mary Anne O’Leary

Died 1939

 
 

DNA LINKS

Bryan Crowley (deceased), grandson of John Crowley, great grandson of Cornelius Crowley

Crowley DNA Project – Kit No 68596.

Timothy McGarry, great grandson of Timothy Crowley, great great grandson of Cornelius Crowley. GED Match A483069/Ancestry DNA McGarry (Tim McGarry10)/or 23andme. Contact timmcgarry13 at gmail.com

 

CROWLEY FARM, CURRAHY, LISLEVANE, CO CORK

Original farm house now a ruin. It is believed all Cornelius and Ellen Crowley’s children were born in this old farmhouse 1840s and 1850s

Original farm house now a ruin. It is believed all Cornelius and Ellen Crowley’s children were born in this old farmhouse 1840s and 1850s

Front view of the newer farmhouse built next to the ruin. This home built approximately 1880s.

Front view of the newer farmhouse built next to the ruin. This home built approximately 1880s.

New farmhouse – rear view.  This property, built very close to the coast line, has excellent views of the Irish Sea.

New farmhouse – rear view.

This property, built very close to the coast line, has excellent views of the Irish Sea.

MAP - CURRAHY, CO CORK, IRELAND.

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Parish of Abbeymahon

ABBEYMAHON, a parish, in the barony of IBANE-AND-BARRYROE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, is l½ miles (E. S. E.) from Timoleague. This parish is situated on the northwest side of Courtmacsherry bay, on the south coast: it formerly constituted part of the parish of Lislee, from which it was separated on the erection of an abbey by some Cistertian monks, which stood close to the shore, and was endowed by Lord Barry with 18 ploughlands, but was not entirely completed at the general suppression of monasteries, when its possessions were seized by the Crown and granted to the Boyle family, and are still the property of the Earl of Shannon. In the R. C. divisions this parish is the head of a union or district, comprising also Lislee, Kilsillagh, and Donoghmore, and containing two chapels, situated respectively at Abbeymahon and Lislee. The ruins of the abbey consist of the walls of the church, which are tolerably entire, and a square tower mantled with ivy.