More POWER / POWERS families at South Gloucester
A James POWER from County Waterford, is ML# 509 on the McCabe List
March 22, 2007:
Thanks to Mary Quinn for sending along this additional Power / Powers
information. These families settled at South Gloucester.
The Family of John Power and Catherine Nolan
Notre Dame records:
Jan 11, 1833
Baptism of Thomas Power, son of Thomas (should be John) Power and Catherine Nowlan.
Sponsors: Thomas Power and Helen Burke.
Jan 27, 1835
Baptism of John, aged 9 days, son of John Power and Catherine Nolan
Sponsors: Michael Terry and Catherine Power
Jan 16, 1837
Baptism of Ann, born the 15th of the marriage of John Power and Catherine Nolan
Sponsors: Patrick Curtin and Catherine Ryan
Jun 30, 1839
Baptism of Nicholas, born the 11th of the marriage of John Power and Catherine Nolan
Sponsors: Richard McCann and Mary Finley
Jul 3, 1841
Baptism of Edward, born the 19th of the marriage of John Powers and Catherine Nolan
Sponsors: Terence McGee and Mrs. P. Powers
Jul 11, 1844
Baptism of Bridget, born 28 June of the marriage of John Power and Catherine Nolan
Sponsors: Mary McGee
Mar 17, 1848
Baptism of Nicholas, born the 4th of the marriage of John Power and Catherine
Nolan of Gloucester
Sponsors: James Skeze and Hanorah Power
The Family of Mary Power and Thomas Power
Notre Dame records:
Nov 23, 1831
After publication of banns, marriage of Thomas Power and Mary Power
Witnesses: James Barry, Richard Power and Helen O'Brien
M. Lalor P.
Sep 29, 1833
Baptism of Bridget daughter of Thomas Power and Mary Power
Sponsors: William Scantlin and Mary Mann
Sep 20, 1835
Baptism of Michael, aged 7 wks, son of Thomas Power and Mary Power
Sponsors: Michael Stackpole and Ellen O'Brien
Feb 22, 1837
Baptism of Catherine, 1 wk old, daughter of Thomas Power and Mary Power
Sponsors: Owen Callaghan and Mary Christopher (nee Fitzgerald)
Sep 8, 1838
Baptism of Mary daughter of Thomas Power and Mary Power from Gloucester
Sponsors: Dennis McGee and Helen Power
May 18, 1842
Baptism of Richard, born 18th of the marriage of Thomas Power and Mary Power
Sponsors: Michael McGrath and Mrs. Patrick McGee
Jan 1, 1844
Baptism of Ellen, born in Gloucester Dec 4 of the marriage of Thomas Power of
Gloucester and Mary Power
Sponsors: John O'Brien and Ellen Power
Mar 5, 1846
Baptism of Margaret, born 20 Jan of the marriage of Thomas Power and Mary Power
Sponsors: Terence McGee and Norry Fournier (Foran??)
Apr 10, 1850
Baptism of Judith born 13 Apr of the marriage of ? Power and Mary Power
Sponsors: Michael Downey (or Durney) and Mary Downey (or Durney)
* Note first name of father is missing but not Mathew Power who married a
Mary Power because they had a child (also named Judith) on July 8 of same year.
The Family of Patrick Power and Hanora Quinlan
Notre Dame records:
Feb 22, 1841
After one publication of banns, marriage of Patrick Power, labourer (occ),
to Hanora Quinlan, both of Gloucester.
Witnesses: Michael McGrath, John Foran and several others.
Dec 24, 1841
Baptism of Patrick born the 17th of the marriage of Patrick Power
and Honora Quinlan
Sponsors: John Foran & Mrs. M. Davy
Sep 27, 1843
Baptism of Bridget, aged 9 wks, daughter of Patrick Power and Honora Quinlan
Sponsors: Michael Stackpole and Mary McGee
Jul 7, 1846
Baptism of John born 15 Jun of the marriage of Patrick Power and Honorah Quinlan
Sponsors: John Darcy and Suzanne Downey
Jun 18, 1848
Baptism of Edward, born 7 May of the marriage of Patrick Power and Honorah Quinlan
Sponsors: Michael Keane and Helen Foran
South Gloucester records:
Oct 20, 1852
Baptism of Martin, born 19 Oct of the marriage of Patrick Power and Honor Quinlan
Sponsors: Thomas Power and Margaret Woodloch
March 25, 2007:
Thanks very much for your e-mail. I would be most happy to help out the
research in any way I can, including by having my e-mail posted to the
bytown.net site. I wouldn’t mind being added to the list of researchers either.
February 29, 2008:
The McCabe List -- persons to South Gloucester from County Waterford, Ireland
Hi Al and Mike - hope everything is well with you.
Al ~ you previously made a comment regarding all the Waterford immigrants in the
McCabe list making mention of knowing George O'Flynn and perhaps they all knew each
other back in Ireland. I was searching the web recently looking for additional
information on my Powers ancestors. I found the following making reference to a
will in Ireland.
" Will of Mary POWER of Dunhill Lodge, dated 11.7.1821 mentions sister Kate POWER of
Granny, brothers Matthew and William, niece Anne POWER of Granny, cousins Catherine
WALSH and George O'FLYNN, relatives Nano POWER and Mary POWER of Croan.
16.11.1821 Proved 19.10.1821"
So this George O'Flynn had some ancestry into the Powers family. Interesting eh?
Hi Al, Mike and Anne - I have found that the Power name originates from Le Poer
and they had many castles in Ireland (Waterford and Kilkenny, mostly). John Power
and Catherine Nolans gravestone does state they are natives of Kilkenny. The names
Granagh (Granny) and Croan seem to be Castles. Check out the following:
Founded by the Le Poer family in the late 13th century, the castle stands dramatically
on the north bank of the River Suir just above Waterford. After the attainder and
execution for treason of Eustace FitzArnold Le Poer, the castle was granted in 1375
to James, second Earl of Ormonde, whose family retained possession until 1650, when
it was captured by the Cromwellian regicide, Colonel Axtel, and subsequently dismantled.
The castle comprised a large, square, walled enclosure with cylindrical corner
towers. The landward side was later rebuilt by the Butler family of Ormonde, but the
old river fa?e survives complete with its south-west tower, parts of the north-east
tower, the connecting curtain wall and latrines. An adjacent walled enclosure has
now largely disappeared, save for a riverside drum tower. In the late 14th century
the Butlers built a tall tower house in the north corner of the old castle and this
was truncated later in the 15th century by a two-storey hall block built against it.
The latter has vestiges of beautifully sculpted ornamentation, including an angel
holding the Butler arms which decorates the inside arch of the window from which
Margaret, the great Countess of Ormonde, hung rebels.
3 km (2 miles) NW of Waterford on the Carrick-on-Suir Road.
Source: NGR: S 171145.
The McCabe list states both the Power and Foran families come from Clinagh (Clonea),
Mothel - check out the Griffiths list at the following website. Some very very
familiar names are there.
E-mail Mary Quinn, Michael Daley, David Nolan, Graham Arts and Al Lewis
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