Patrick is another possible brother for John Leddin.
Patrick Leddin married Anne Erwin.
Patrick and Anne had these children:
, christened 24 April 1834 in
, christened 10 February 1838 in
Galbally. Michael Leddin was a sponsor at her
, christened 22 October 1840 in
, christened 23 April 1843 in
Gallbally. Catherine Leddin was a sponsor at his
, christened August 1846 in
Another Michael is found in Galbally:
Michael Leddin married Mary Lenihan and had these
, christened 4 May 1839 in Galbally.
, christened 18 January 1843 in
, christened August 1845 in Galbally.
Since this Michael of Galbally had a child christened in
May of 1839, that means that Michael Leddin of Emly is a
separate individual, as he had a child christened later
in 1839. Michael of Emly is likely John Leddin's
brother, as they lived in Emly at the same time. So,
Michael of Galbally, and Patrick of Galbally are likely
not John's brothers. They are probably the sons of
Michael Leddin and Mary Ahern of Galbally.
In addition to Michael of Emly, William of Emly is also
likely John's brother. Since William is known to be the
son of Patrick Leddin and Margaret Gleeson, that means
that Michael and John of Emly would also be their
PATRICK LEDDIN AND
Patrick Leddin of Ballincaroona was born in about
1782, the son of William Leddin of Knocklong. He married
Margaret Gleeson in about 1800. Patrick was a farmer.
Patrick is found in the Tithe Applotment in 1833 in
Ballinacarroona. James Gleeson is a near neighbor,
possibly a father or brother for Margaret. Patrick
farmed just over 13 acres, and paid a little over £1 in
Tithe Applotment, Ballinacarroona
Ballinacarroona (Google Maps)
William Leddin occupied the land in Ballinacarroona in
Griffiths Valuation in 1851, and Patrick may have died.
A House Book written in 1849 describes the house:
House Book for Ballinacarroona
The house was 43 feet long by 18
feet wide and 7.3 feet tall. The house was rated 3C+
which was a thatched house of stone walls with mud
mortar or mud walls of the best kind, old but in
repair. There was a porch house which was 6 feet
long by .9 feet long, and was a thatched roof house
of stone or brick with lime mortar, also old but in
repair. The property also had a stable, which was a
thatched house of stone walls with mud mortar, old
Patrick's wife Margaret is buried in the old Knocklong
Cemetery. Her gravestone reads: "This small testimony
of sorrow was erected by William Leddin of
Ballencarroona in memory of his mother Margret Leddin
alias Gleeson who died the 30 Dec 1841 aged 59 years"
Gravestone inscription for Margaret Gleeson Leddin
Patrick and Margaret had the following children:
, married Ellen Ryan in 1831 in Emly.
married Ellen Purcell 1835 in
Emly; married Mary Morrissy in 1838 in Galbally.
, born in about 1810, married Johanna
Condon 1834 in Galbally.
4. Mary Ann
, christened 31 March 1813 in
Hospital; married Lawrence Bourke 1831 in Hospital.
, christened 28 May 1815 in Hospital.
, born in Emly; married John Bourke.
Map of the Hill of Knocklong cemetery -
Margaret Leddin is buried in #84,
William Lidden is buried in #72,
his brother John Lidden is buried in #73
William Leddin was born in about 1761 of Knocklong.
Family tradition through descendants was that William
was "born in 1750 on a farm neal the area of
Knocklong, Co. Limerick. He married Elizabeth surname
unknown, but they had two sons. One was called Timothy
Leddin, born in 1792 and married Mary Judith Murphy
(Posting from Robert Anthony Halpin on
genforum.genealogy.com, 4 September 2005; also
LeddinWarnerFamily on www.ancestry.com)
postings show Elizabeth as Patrick's mother. Elizabeth's
father is shown as Patrick, with no last name shown. The
source for this information seems to be family
tradition, but no other source cited.
According to the monumental inscription on William's
gravestone, William married Catherine Madden.
William's gravestone in the Hill of Knocklong reads:
Erected by Catherine
Lidden in memory of
her Husband Willaim
Lidden who died June
29 1808 aged 47 yrs
Gravestone for William Lidden in the Knocklong
Is this another marriage for William Leddin, or was
Catherine Madden his only wife? Timothy, Patrick and
Michael had daughters named Catherine. William may have
married Elizabeth, with Catherine as a second wife, or
perhaps Catherine was the only wife.
William did have a brother John, as recorded on a
gravestone inscription in the Knocklong cemetery:
Erected by Wm Lidden
in Memory of His Brother
John Lidden who
Died August 27 1809
Aged 40 yrs
May He Rest In Peace Amen
John must have been born in about 1769 of Knocklong.
Gravestone for John Lidden in
There is another Leddin gravestone in the Hill of
Knocklong cemetery for John Gubbins, erected by his
mother Mary Leddin. John died in 1819, aged 22 years,
and so was born in about 1797. Mary, his mother, must
have been born in about 1770, and may be a sister to
William and John Leddin. The monumental inscription
reads: "Mary Leddin erected this in memory of her son
John Gubbins who died April 10th 1819 aged 22 years.
May he rest in peace, Amen."
William had the following children:
, born in about 1782 of Knocklong;
married Margaret Gleeson; occupation: farmer in
, born in about 1790 of Galbally;
married Mary (Ahern?).
, born in about 1792; married Mary
Murphy 26 July 1816 in Emly; occupation: farmer in
Ballycahill; died 30 November 1880 in Ballycahill.
Hill of Knocklong Cemetery,
the final resting place of the Leddins