THE CHILDREN OF
JOHN LEDDIN AND MARY MORRISSY
Marriage record for John Leddin and Mary Morrissy in Galbally:
"27th John Leddin & Mary Morresy
Michl Moressy & Catherine Moressy
John Leddin is found in
Coolboy, Emly in the late 1840s in the House Books, and The
History of Emly also shows John Leddin in Coolboy in 1850.
He is found in Coolboy townland, Emly parish in Griffith’s
Valuation of 1851.
House Book, Coolboy, Emly parish
John Leddin lived in a house that was 24.6 feet long by 13 feet wide, and 5.6 feet high. The condition of the house was 3b+. That means that is was a thatched house of stone walls with mud mortar, or mud walls of the best kind. The condition was medium (not new), but in sound order, and good repair. There were no barns, stables, piggeries or other outbuildings.
Griffiths Valuation, Coolboy, Emly parish, 1851
John and Mary had
the following children:
*1. Margaret was christened 8 March 1841 in
Emly. Margaret emigrated to Chicago in 1868. She married
Maurice Hickey 5 February 1872 in Chicago, and had four
children (Ellen, Mary, Margaret and Joseph). Margaret died
19 July 1925 in Chicago, and was buried 24 July 1925 in
2. Michael was christened 1
November 1844 in Emly. He immigrated to Chicago and married
Bridget Cosgrove. Michael and his family are found in the
1880 census in Chicago:
Michael Ledden, age 29, born Ireland, occupation - works on railroad
John was born 2 November 1879 in Chicago, baptized
9 November 1879 in Sacred Heart parish. Another son, Patrick
Joseph was born 14 March 1881 in Chicago, baptized 20 March
1881 in Sacred Heart parish.
Michael died 14 January 1893 in Chicago. His
obituary read: "Ledden, Michael, Jan. 14, 1893, husband
of Bridget, nee Cosgrove, and brother of Mrs. Maurice
Hickey, aged 42 yrs., native of Emly, Co. Tipperary.
Funeral from Cook County Hospital to St. Jarlath's Church
to Calvary." Chicago Irish Families, 1875-1925,
citing Chicago Daily News, in ancestry.com.
parish register; Galbally parish register by corresp.;
Sacred Heart parish register, Chicago; 1880 census,
Chicago; Chicago Irish Families.
THE CHILDREN OF
PATRICK LEDDIN AND MARGARET GLEESON
Patrick Leddin, the son of William and Elizabeth Leddin, was born in about 1782 of Knocklong. He married Margaret Gleeson. Margaret was born in about 1785 of Emly, and she died 30 June 1844 in Knocklong (her gravestone reads 30 Dec 1841).
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 yrs"
Both Patrick and Timothy Leddin are mentioned as tenants in the estate records for the Earl of Kenmare in 1843 in County Limerick:
William Kean, Patrick Connolly,
Roger Daly, Owen Irwin, James Ryan, William Hayes, David
Heeland, Michael Glesson, John Kiley, Widow Harris,
Michael Regan, Widow Davern, Patrick Leddin, Timothy
Leddin, John Donovan, Patrick Reardon, Michael
Reardon, Edmond Carroll, Patrick Curtin, Jeremiah Crowe,
Richard McCann, James Barry, Andrew Quish, Edmond Day,
Michael Walsh, Patrick Day, Edmond Kean, Thomas Walsh,
Michael Kiley, Patrick Heeland, Widow Regan, John
Fitzgibbon, Denis Leahy Senr., John Walsh, Denis Leahy
Junr., Widow Harris, Patrick Real, Widow Heeland, James
McMahon, James Hanrahan, Widow David Ward, Patrick
Dillane, Widow James Ward, John Casey, William Heeland,
Sir Charles Coote, Messrs Wise, The Earl of Limerick,
Edward J Cooper esq., Joseph Gubbins esq., The Earl of
Kenmare.(Estate Maps of County Limerick,
PRONI 4151.s.3.a.13, http://www.limerick.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/files/estate_maps_of_county_limerick_0.pdf )
Patrick is found in the House Books that were created in preparation for Griffiths Valuation in 1849, living next to Timothy Leddin. Patrick has a very large house, 47 feet long by 20.6 feet wide, and 7 feet high. The condition is 3C+. That means that it is a thatched house of stone walls with mud mortar or mud walls of the best kind. The condition is old, but in repair. There is also a porch house that is 6.3 feet long by 0.6 feet wide and 7 feet tall. It is rated 2C+, or a thatched roof house of stone or brick with lime mortar, that is old, but in repair. Patrick also has a cow house and stable.
Timothy is on
the next lot, with a large house that is newer, with a dairy
House Book, Ballycahill, Hospital parish
Land books were also created in preparation for Griffiths Valuation. They provide information about the land.
Leddin is found in Griffith’s Valuation of 1851 in
Ballycahill and Newtown. He has 16 acres of land in
Ballycahill. He is a medium farmer with that quantity of
land. Timothy Leddin also has land in the same townland,
totaling 24 acres.
Griffiths Valuation, Ballycahill, Hospital parish, 1851
has an office (farm outbuilding), possibly a barn, stable or
piggery in the parish of Newtown.
Griffiths Valuation, Newtown, Hospital parish, 1851
Patrick Leddin is next found in Ballycahill in the Valuation Lists in 1862.
and Margaret had the following children:
William, about 1810 in Emly; married Johanna Condon 9
February 1834 in Galbally.
Mary Ann, (christened 31 March 1813 in Hospital);
married Lawrence Bourke 1 May 1831 in Hospital.
Margaret, christened 28 May 1815 in Hospital.
Catherine, born in Emly; married John Bourke.
Patrick, who married Anne Irwin.
Michael, who married Mary Lenihan.
John, who married Mary Morrissy.
parish register; IGI; Ancestry.com; Griffiths Valuation;
House Books; Tenure Books, Land Books, Valuation Lists;
death record online - Limerick Research.
THE CHILDREN OF
WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH LEDDIN
William Leddin, was born in about 1750 on a farm near Knocklong; married Elizabeth, the daughter of Patrick; and had these sons:
born in about 1782 of Knocklong; married Margaret Gleeson in
1800. Patrick died in early 1867. (Death
Registration Index, Kilmallock Registration District, Q1
1867, Vol. 5, Pg. 307 for Pat Leddin, age 75.)
born in 1792; married Mary Judith Murphy on 26 July 1816 in
Emly; died 30 November 1880 in Ballycahill. From the
Limerick Evening Post on 13 June 1828: "Yesterday two
men, named Timothy Leddin and John Hurley, were taken into
custody, charged with being leaders in the late dreadful
fight at Knocklong. They were fully committed to the
County Limerick Jail by Joseph Gubbins, Esq. of Kilfrush."
Timothy Leddin of Hospital is mentioned in the Petty Session
Court Records on 21 July 1859 for "being drunk
and disorderly on the public road", and had to pay a
may be another child for William and Elizabeth. He may also
have been involved in the fighting: From the Limerick
General Advertiser 30 November 1819: "Committals to the
County Gaol, by Joseph Gubbins, Esq. Michael Leddin,
charged with the murder of John Woods."
It is possible
that William Leddin married again, to Catherine Madden. A
gravestone in the Knocklong Cemetery reads: Erected by
Catherine Madden alias Lidden in memory of her husband Wm
Lidden who died June 29 1808 aged 47 yrs. This is
about the right age and location for William.
Photo taken by Marian Leddin Walters
Another gravestone in the Knocklong Cemetery was erected by William to his brother John, who was born in about 1769:
Erected by Wm Lidden
in Memory of His Brother
John Lidden who
Died August 27 1809
Aged 40 years
My He Rest in Peace Amen
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