Some CURTIN names from County Cork and County Limerick
There were two Curtin families who came from St. Anne Shandon, Cork in 1825
on the ship "Star". They were related to the Devine family.
There is a Cornelius Curtin, born in Ireland in 1845, buried at St. Michael's in Corkery.
His wife was Mary Ann GRACE.
There are many CURTIN names in the registers of St. Michael's in Huntley Township.
Cornelius Curtin and his brother Lawrence came to Huntley Township during the
Great Famine in 1847 from County Limerick. Source: Dr. Dunn's Book
1 Cornelius Curtin
. +Mary Ann Grace
...... 2 James Lawrence Curtin 1896 -
.......... +Genevieve Kelly 1899 - 1969 (River Road Kelly's)
Regarding James Lawrence Curtin:
Buried St. Brigid's #9 (River Road, Manotick)
Baptized at St. Michael's Corkery (see wks file)
Sponsors at baptism were John Curtin and Mary McAuliffe (Mrs. John Curtin)
December 16, 2001
You mentioned a Mary Fitzgerald in your family tree. She was born 1819, in Cork and
you wondered if there could be a connection to the Margaret Fitzgerald, born 1816, in Cork
in my tree. I know very little about the Fitzgerald family, but I noticed the marriage
record for Mary Fitzgerald to Patrick Christopher (1801-1860) listed a witness - Patrick
Curtin. The Margaret Fitzgerald in my tree married John McAuliffe and their daughter
Mary McAuliffe married a John Curtin in Lanark County in 1887. John's parents were Cornelius
Curtin and Margaret Casey.
May 29, 2002:
Note: The following newspaper report may or may not refer to the above Cornelius Curtin.
It illustrates another aspect of conditions in the south-west of Ireland in the 1820's.
The Connaught Journal
Galway, Monday, December 1, 1823
PROVINCIAL INTELLIGENCE, LIMERICK,
Nov. 26, 1823 - On Thursday night last, three large ricks of hay and two
stacks of oats, the property of a farmer named Cornelius Curtin, were
maliciously set on fire and consumed, on the lands of Gortnaskehy, a
mountain farm beyond Newcastle. The only reason that can be assigned for
such a wanton outrage, is Curtins' having given corroborating testimony on
the trial for the brutal murder of Thomas Hoskins, Esq., at the Assizes of
Limerick in 1822, for which he had been often threatened with injury.(1)
Cathy Joynt Labath, Abstracts from Irish Newspapers
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