• reiltinmurphy

Parnell Street 100 years ago: North.

Compiled by Reiltin Murphy, 18 Parnell Street. 2021.

The 1901 and 1911 Census returns allow us to see who lived in Parnell Street, Wexford,

more than a hundred years ago.



Before I begin:- a note about the sources I used.

The Census returns for 1901 and 1911 are freely available for anyone to access at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie. The original entries are copied exactly as given so Elizabeth Smyth might be Lizzie Smith. The ages people gave are frequently incorrect. The census names the inhabitants but not the owners of each house.


The Birth / Marriage / Death records are freely available within certain dates at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-search.jsp. It might be easy to find Euphemia Murphy, unless she is Mary Euphemia Murphy, in which case you will be searching for Mary Murphy: good luck with that!


There are several subscription online genealogical sites. I did most of this research using free sources.


Parnell Street origins.

A map of about 1840 shows several (maybe ten) houses on the South side of the then New Street, none had been built on the North side. The land had been reclaimed in the 1830s.


Most of Parnell Street (then New Street) was leased from William Archer Redmond and Thomas Prendergast in 1874 to Mathew Duignan/ Duigan/ Duggan for a period of nine hundred years. Mathew Duignan lived in New Street, and was a Boat Owner. His Will is dated 10th Oct 1877 and it details the houses he owned in his bequests to his family. On the North side he owned from number 6 “with its yard and premises”, 8, 10, 12, 14, 14A, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 (which he left “to St Mary Society of St Vincent de Paul, the rent and income for the benefit of poor persons”), 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 “lately erected by me for my son Thomas Duigan”, 52, 54 New Street and 56 Trinity Street. On the South side he owned number 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25.


The Freedom of the Borough of Wexford was conferred on Charles Stewart Parnell in December 1881 who was then aged 35. It is likely that Parnell Street was officially named in his honour on this occasion or on his death ten years later.


The houses in Parnell Street are deemed to be 2nd Class houses meaning that they are well built, only number 43 is a 1st Class house due to its size and number of windows.

Numbering system.

Today, as in 1877, Parnell Street has the even numbers on the North side and the odd numbers on the South side. The 1901 Census numbered the houses 1, 2, 3 from the top of the South side and up the North side. The 1911 Census numbered the houses the other way - 1, 2, 3 from the top of the North side and up the South side. Taylor’s Castle / the Co-Op is listed on Castle Hill Street in the 1901 Census and is absent in 1911.


My listing of residents follows the house numbers still in use since the 1870s. I start at the top of the North side with numbers 2, 4 etc and end at the top of the South side with numbers 3, 1. I have done it this way to show next-door neighbours.


A note about the South side: two houses were empty in each of the Census returns, but of those four empty houses only one is identified, number 5 in 1911. I therefore had to do some adjustments according to occupants and hope my conclusions are correct: number 3 was empty in 1911, number 5 was empty in both 1901 and 1911, number 17 was empty in 1901.


There is a number 56 in the 1901 census, in 1911 this was either empty, an uninhabited shop, or counted as part of Trinity Street.


Please let me know of anything that should be changed, deleted or added.


North side, from the top of the street.

Number 2

1901 Richard Marshall: 1911 Alice Grandon.


1901 Richard Marshall.

In 1901 Richard Marshall, 47, a labourer, lived in 2 Parnell Street with his wife Mary Ann, 34, and their four children, Mary Kate 9, Richard 8, Nicholas 6, and Murthe 3.


In 1887 Richard Marshall, 36, a labourer from Barrack Street married widow Mary Ann Harris nee Whelan, a servant from the Faythe, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by James Walsh CC. Richard’s father was Richard Marshall, a chandler, deceased, and Mary Ann’s father was Murtagh Whelan, a labourer, deceased. Their witnesses were Michael Curran and Kate Curran.


(In 1879 Mary Ann Whelan, a servant from Maudlintown married William Morris, 23, a sailor from Maudlintown in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Edward Aylward CC. William’s father was James Harris, a sailor. Their witnesses were Matthew Carley and Bridget Murphy.)


In 1889 Mary Marshall was born in Michael Street, Richard was also born there in 1892. In 1894 Nicholas was born in the Faythe and in 1896 Murtagh Marshall was also born in the Faythe.


In 1901 Johanna was born in Parnell Street, Mary Hanton of Emmet Place registered the birth. In 1903 Nicholas Marshall, 9, died of meningitis in Castlehill Street. In 1905 Richard Marshall, 50, a labourer, died in Wexford Workhouse of Broncho Pneumonia.


In 1911 widowed Marianna Marshall, 53, a laundress, lived in Castlehill Street with Mary Kate 19, Richard 18 a “Moulders Iron”, Murtagh 14, and Joanna 10.


In 1935 widowed Mary Anne Marshall, 75, died in Castle Hill Street, the death was registered by her son M Marshall of Castle Hill Street.


1911 Alice Grandon

In 1911 Alice Grandon, 76, widow, old age pensioner, lived in 2 Parnell Street.


In 1901 Alice, 60, had lived in Mayglass with her daughter-in-law Christina nee Kehoe, 30, and her grandchildren Thomas 4, John 3, and Richard 1. Her son John Grandon was supporting his wife from his work in Wales. I can find nothing more about Alice Grandon or her son.


Number 4

1901 William Redmond: 1911 Annie Butler.


1901 William Redmond

In 1901 William Redmond, 26, an unemployed slater and plasterer, lived in 4 Parnell Street with his wife Catherine 27, an unemployed dressmaker, and their children Stasia 4, and James, 3. This family is not related to other Redmonds in Parnell Street.


In 1895 William Redmond, 21 a plasterer from Barrack Street married Kate Darcy, 22, a dressmaker from Selsker Street in the Catholic Church Wexford, officiated by P.M. O’Leary CC. Their witnesses were R.J. Gordon and Maggie Warren. William’s father was James Redmond a builder, Kate’s father was Maurice Darcy a baker.


Stasia was born in 1896, James in 1897, both in Trinity Street. Maurice was born in 1900 in South Street and died a year later in Parnell Street. Catherine was born in 1902 and William in 1903 both in Main Street, Arklow. In 1911 the family lived in Arklow.


1911 Annie Butler.

In 1911 Annie Butler, 40, lived in 4 Parnell Street with her sister Mary Jane Butler, 37. They have no occupation.


In 1901 the sisters were living together in Michael Street.


In 1866 their father John Butler, 28, a ship carpenter from the Faythe married their mother Margaret Devereux, 25, a dressmaker also from the Faythe, in the Catholic church Wexford, officiated by Thomas Busher CC. John’s father was Nicholas Butler, a sailor, deceased and Margaret’s father was Clement Devereux, a sailor from the Faythe. Their witnesses were William [illegible] and Catherine Kelly.


Annie Butler was born in the Faythe in 1870; Mary Jane was also born in the Faythe in 1874. They had two brothers born in the Faythe - Clement in 1872, and Nicholas in 1879.


Their mother Margaret died aged 48, in the Faythe, in 1887.


Mary Jane died in 1913 in Trinity Street aged 39 of asthma, Katie Anderson from Trinity Place, registered the death. Anne Butler died suddenly in 1938, aged 74, her address is not given as her death was registered by the Coroner after a post-mortem.


I can find nothing about their brother Nicholas. Clement Butler joined the Merchant Navy 1914-1925 and received a medal: he had hazel eyes, black hair, a dark complexion and was 5ft 5 and a half inches in height.

Number 6A

Is not a dwelling in 1901 or 1911.


Number 6

1901 - 1911 Richard Richards.


In 1901 Richard Richards, 45, a cattle dealer, lived in 6 Parnell Street with his wife Mary 42, and their five children Christina 22, John 19 an assistant clerk, Richard 17, Thomas 15, and Bridget 12.


In 1875 Richard Richards, a dealer from Wexford married Margaret Baily from Irishtown, New Ross, in the Catholic church New Ross officiated by M F Gorman CC. Richard’s father was John Richards, a dealer, and Margaret’s father was John Bailey, a farmer. Their witnesses were Richard Cullen and Mary Molloy.


In 1877 Christina Maria was born in John Street. John Bartholomew was born in Henrietta Street in 1881. In 1883 when Richard was born in Henrietta Street his father was living in Old Pound, Wexford. The family lived in Old Pound for the birth of Thomas Joseph in 1885 but had moved to Parnell Street in 1888 when Bridget Mary was born.


In 1890 Margaret Richards, 36, wife of Richard Richards a Cattle Dealer, died of Phithisis (like flu), in Parnell Street, her death was registered by Ann Fortune of Parnell Street.


A year later, in 1881, widowed Richard Richards, cattle dealer from New Street, married Mary Morris from Barrack Street in the Catholic church Wexford officiated by P M O’Leary. May’s father was James Morris, sea captain, deceased. Their witnesses were Patrick Kehoe and Mary Hanlon.


In 1911 Richard Richards, 56, a cattle merchant, still lived in 6 Parnell Street with his wife Mary 53 and their two unmarried children Richard 27, a cattle merchant and Christina, 29.


Richard Richards died in 1921 aged 66, of cardiac failure, his address was Juliamount [Belvedere Road], Wexford, his son Richard Richards, of the same address, registered the death.


In 1925 Thomas Richards, farmer, of Wexford, married Mary Codd, a farmer from Mayglass, in the Catholic church, Wexford officiated by Nicholas Codd CC. Mary’s father was James Codd, a farmer. Their witnesses were R Richards and E Codd.


In 1942 widowed Mary Richards, 94, died at Glena Terrace, her daughter Christina Richards of Glena Terrace registered the death.


Number 8

1901 - 1911 Myles Redmond.


In 1901 Myles Redmond, 40, a Seaman, lived in 8 Parnell Street with his wife Anastasia, 30, their six children James, 16, a labourer, Jaine 14, Henrietta 11, Mary Kate 10, Mary 5, and Myles 4, Mary Duggan, 32, a general servant (Anastasia’s sister) lived with them. This Redmond family is not related to any other Redmond family living in Parnell Street.


In 1881 Myles Redmond, 24, a sailor from New Street, Wexford married Anastasia Duggan, 22, from New Street, Wexford In the Catholic church, Wexford officiated by Edward Aylward CC. Myles’ father was James Redmond, a fisherman, Anastasia’s father was John Duggan, a Quay Watchman, deceased. Their witnesses were Joseph Lonson and Mary Duggan.


In 1892 James Redmond, 61, a fisherman from Parnell Street died of bronchitis, his son Myles Redmond of King Street registered the death.


In 1883 James Redmond was born in New Street, Myles Redmond was a General Labourer. In 1894 Mary Redmond was born in Parnell Street, Myles is a fisherman. In 1886 Jane Redmond was born in King Street. In 1889 Henrietta Redmond was born in King Street. In 1890 Mary Kate was born in Trinity Place. In 1894 Mary was born in Parnell Street.


In 1911 Myles Redmond, 56, a general labourer, still lived in 8 Parnell Street with his wife Anastasia, 46, and their five children James 28, a Railway Porter, Jane 25, a Cook domestic servant, Mary Kate 20, a Cook domestic servant, Mary 16, and Myles 15. Anastasia’s sister Mary Duggan, 50, a domestic servant lived with them. The census said that they had 10 children of which 6 are still alive.


In 1911 Henrietta Redmond, 19, was a servant in Dublin. The family was the newly married John O’Connor Donelan, 44, a physician and his wife Rita, 26. Also in the house were Kate King, 24, H Parlourmaid Domestic Servant, and Patrick Johnston, 27, Chauffeur Domestic servant.


In 1923 Myles Redmond, 27, a teacher from Parnell Street married Margaret Byrne, 24, from Charlotte Street in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Mairtin Ua Conchubhair. Margaret’s father was John Byrne, a hairdresser. Their witnesses were James Redmond and Catherine Byrne.


In 1923, a month after the marriage, Myles Redmond’s father Myles Redmond, 66, a labourer, died in Parnell Street, his daughter Mary Redmond registered the death.


In 1943 Anastasia Redmond, 85, widow of a labourer, died in 8 Parnell Street of senility and cardiac failure, her son Myles Redmond from 25 St John’s Ave registered the death.


In 1960 Janie Redmond, 73, died of a carcinoma of the colon at 8 Parnell Street, her sister Mary Redmond at the same address registered the death.

Number 10

1901 William Wills: 1911 James North.


1901 William Wills

In 1901 William Wills, 39, born in England, a Colour Sergeant (Soldier) 3rd 2Bry Royal Irish Regt, lived in 10 Parnell Street with his wife Mary, 27, and their children Elizabeth 6, Mary 5, Agnes 4, Annie 1, and infant Louisa.


In 1894 Young William Wills, Staff Segt, from the Military Barracks, Wexford, married Mary O’Brien from 29 William Street, in the Church of Ireland, St Selskar’s church officiated by D K Latham. Young’s father was Charles Wills, a groom, and Mary’s father was John O’Brien, a Shopkeeper. Their witnesses were Evelyn Eaton and John Eaton.


The family lived at the Barracks in 1894 when Elizabeth Jane was born. But had moved to New Street in 1899 when Florence Mary was born. In 1901 they still lived in Parnell Street for Louisa Maud’s birth, but by the time their son William C was born in 1903 they had moved to Liverpool. The Liverpool 1911 census gave more details - William Y Wills, 49, was a Soldier pensioner and was working as a Shop Door Keeper for a Pianoforte Dealer, he lived with his wife Mary, 38, his five daughters who were born in Wexford (Elizabeth G, 16, a tailorist, Mary Annie, 15, a sewing machinist, Agnes G, 14, a tailorist, Annie, 11, and Louisa M, 10) and his three children born in Liverpool: William C, 8, John G, 5, and Catherine F, 1.


1911 James North.

In 1911 James North, 56, a sailor, lived in 10 Parnell Street with his wife Bridget, 58, and their children Chrissy, 21, a dressmaker, and Patrick, 19, an engine fitter at works.


In 1901 the North family had lived in William Street.


In 1888 James North, 35, a sailor from Castle Hill, Wexford married Bridget Lacy, a servant, from Westgate, in the Catholic church, Wexford officiated by P M O’Leary. James’ father was James North a ship carpenter, Bridget’s father was John Lacy a labourer. Their witnesses were James Morris and Mary Leary.


In 1890 Christina was born in Joseph Street, Patrick Joseph was also born there a year later in 1891.


In 1923 James North, 69, a sailor, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Parnell Street, Thomas Walsh of William Street registered the death.


In 1927 Christina North, a dressmaker from Parnell Street married Felix McCleane, 47, from Francis Street in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Patrick Doyle CC. Felix’s father was John McCleane, a plumber, deceased. Their witnesses were Michael McCleane and Winifred Kelly.


In 1945 Bridget North, 90, widow of a sailor, died at 10 Parnell Street, Patrick North of 10 Parnell Street registered the death.

Number 12

1901 Richard Ennis: 1911 Elizabeth Hogan.


1901 Richard Ennis

In 1901 Richard Ennis, 68, a pensioner HM Customs, lived in 12 Parnell Street with his wife Mary, 67, who was born in America, and their widowed son Richard, 29, a gas fitter.


Their son Richard was born in 1866 to Richard Ennis, an Officer in Customs, and his wife Mary Neville. They lived at the Fort of Rosslare.


In October 1893 Richard Ennis, 24, a gas fitter from Parnell Street married Ellen Roche, 23, from Parnell Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Thomas O’Connor CC. Ellen’s father was Michael Roche a master mariner. Their witnesses were John Ennis and Mary Codd.


In November 1893, Ellen Ennis, 23, wife of Richard Ennis a gas fitter, died of a bowel obstruction, Alice Murphy from the Faythe registered the death.


In 1901 Richard Ennis aged 67 died in Parnell Street, a Customs pensioner, his son Richard Ennis registered the death. In 1904 widowed Mary Ennis, 72, died in Parnell Street, her son Richard registered the death.


In 1911 Richard Ennis, 45, a gas fitter, lived in 17 Parnell Street with his wife Margaret 35, they are married 5 years and have no children (I cannot find their marriage). Living with them were Bridget O’Donohoe, 32, an unmarried visitor, a NS Teacher, another unmarried visitor James M O’Donohoe, 28, a commercial clerk, and an unmarried boarder William O’Donohoe, 26, a clerk in an iron works.


In 1935 Richard Ennis, 66, married, a gas fitter from Parnell Street, died of cancer, William O’Donohoe of Swan View registered the death.


In 1960 Bridget O’Donohoe, 81, a retired national teacher died at 17 Parnell Street, her nephew John O’Donohoe of 3 St Ita’s Terrace registered the death.


1911 Elizabeth Hogan.

In 1911 Elizabeth Hogan, 34, lived in 12 Parnell Street with her five children, William 9, Thomas 6, Elizabeth 4, Mary 3, and infant Margaret.


In 1899 Elizabeth Walsh, 22, from William Street, married Nicholas Hogan, 24, a sailor from the Faythe in the Catholic church Wexford, officiated by Thomas Clancy CC. Elizabeth’s father was Thomas Walsh, a sailor, and Nicholas’ father was Michael Hogan, a sailor. Their witnesses were William Bent and May Ennis.


In 1901 Lizzie Hogan, 24, a dressmaker, lived in Crosshaven, Cork, with her brother William Walsh, 11. In 1902 William Hogan was born in Crosshaven.


In 1904 Thomas Hogan was born in Wexford, in Maudlintown, Mary Hogan from the Faythe registered the death.


Mary Josephine was born in Parnell Street in 1905 but died two months later, Eliza Codd, great-grandmother from Byrne’s Lane, registered the death.


In 1906 Elizabeth Hogan was born in Parnell street as was the second Mary Josephine in 1908, the father’s name is given as Michael Nicholas Hogan.


Margaret Hogan was born in 1910, followed by Kathleen Mary in 1912, Johanna Mary in 1913 (Michael Nicholas Hogan was a sailor in a lightship) all in Parnell Street.


In 1914 Kathleen died aged 2, her grandfather Thomas Walsh of William Street registered the death.


Catherine Mary was born in 1916 in Parnell Street. In 1917 Kathleen died aged 6, of meningitis, her brother William Hogan registered the death.


In 1937 Thomas Hogan, 33, lightshipman from Parnell Street married Elizabeth O’Rourke, 28, a dressmaker from Parnell Street in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Patrick Doyle CC. Elizabeth’s father was William O’Rourke a retired lightshipman. Their witnesses were William Hogan and Margaret O’Rourke.


In 1955 Michael Nicholas Hogan, 82, married, a captain in a lightship retired, died of a sudden cardiac failure at 12 Parnell Street, Patrick Walsh of 24 Swan View registered the death. In 1967 Elizabeth Hogan, 90, widowed, died at 12 Parnell Street, W Hogan of 12 Parnell Street registered the death.

Number 14

1901 - 1911 Eliza Carroll.


In 1901 Patrick Carroll, 38, a painter, lived in 14 Parnell Street with his wife Eliza, 36, and their children Margaret 7, Catherine 3, and James 2.


In February 1894 Patrick Carroll a Painter from Wexford married Eliza Smyth from Ballycullane in the Catholic church at Ballycullane officiated by Joseph Murphy. Patrick’s father was James Carroll, a painter, and Eliza’s father was Jacob Smith, a farmer, both fathers were alive. Their witnesses were Philip Carroll and Catherine Banville.


In March 1894 their daughter Margaret was born at Ballycullane, Patrick is a farmer. The family was still in Ballycullane when Catherine was born in 1897, Patrick is a painter. In 1899 the family had moved to Parnell Street when James was born.


In 1897 Eliza’s father, Jacob Smyth, died aged 63 in Ballycullane, he was a farmer, his daughter Anastasia Herley registered the death.


In 1911 Patrick Carroll, 50, a painter, still lived in 14 Parnell Street with his wife Eliza, 46, and their three children Margaret, 16, a dressmaker, Catherine, 13, and James, 12.


In 1921 Catherine Carroll, 23, a householder, from Parnell Street, married Patrick Bailey, 25, a cattle dealer from Mt Garrett Lane, in the Catholic church Wexford, officiated by Mark O’Byrne CC. Patrick’s father was John Bailey, a cattle dealer. Their witnesses were James Hanlon and Bridget Bailey.


I can find nothing more about this family. Catherine describes herself as a householder on her marriage certificate suggesting that the Parnell Street house was hers but there is no record of deaths or marriages for the rest of the family.


Number 14A

1901 Gordon: 1911 Byrne


1901 Gordon

In 1901 Patrick Gordon, 35, a registered plumber, lived in 14A Parnell Street with his wife Ellen, 31, and their five children; Joseph, 10, Kathleen, 8, John, 4, Eileen, 2, and James Joseph, 1.


In 1889 Patrick Gordon, a plumber, from John Street Wexford married Ellen Byrne from William Street, in the Catholic church Wexford, officiated by Edward Aylward CC. Patrick’s father was Joseph Gordon, labourer, deceased, and Ellen’s father was James Byrne, a sailor. Their witnesses were James Dempsey and Catherine Byrne.


When their son Joseph was born in 1890 the family was living in William Street, they were in King Street for the birth of Kathleen in 1893, but had moved to Parnell Street when John was born in 1897.


In 1911 Patrick Gordon, 46, plumber, lived in 27 Parnell Street with his wife Ellen, 41, his widowed mother Mary Gordon, 75, and their children Joseph, 20 a plumber’s helper, Mary, 19 a book keeper, Kathleen, 17 a seamstress, Maggie 16, Eileen, 12, James 10, Lizzie, 8, Donald, 6, Isabella, 4, and Ita 3. The form indicates that they had had 12 children and 10 were still living. The list of children’s names does not quite coincide with the 1901 return.


In 1911 their son George Henry Gordon was born in Parnell Street.


In January 1914 Kathleen Gordon, 21, a shop assistant from Parnell Street married Thomas Buckland, 31, a bookkeeper, from North Main Street in the Catholic church, Wexford officiated by Mark O’Byrne CC. Thomas’s father was Thomas Buckland, a ship steward. Their witnesses were John Roche and Mary Gordon.


Kathleen and Thomas Buckland lived in South Main Street and had three children; Anastasia in 1915, Ellen Patricia in 1916, and Thomas Patrick in 1919.


In 1914 Mary Gordon, 72, died in Parnell Street, her daughter-in-law Ellen Gordon registered the death.


In 1921 Margaret Gordon, 26, from Parnell Street, married Charles Thomas Tooth, 26, a carpenter from Wolverhampton in the Catholic church, Wexford officiated by George J Murphy CC. Charles’ father was Thomas Tooth a Commissionaire. Their witnesses were Joseph Gordon and Mary Gordon.


In 1924 Mary Gordon, 32, a shop assistant from Parnell Street, married Timothy O’Driscoll, 35, a carpenter from Ballydehob, Cork, in the Catholic church, Wexford officiated by N Cardiff CC. Their witnesses were Joseph Gordon and Eileen Gordon.


In 1928 James Gordon, 28, a plumber from Parnell Street married Johanna Coleman, 30, from Spawell Road in the Catholic church Wexford, officiated by Laurence Allen. Johanna’s father was John Coleman a gardener. Their witnesses were Donald Gordon and Mary Josephine Millar.


In 1940 Donald Gordon, 35, a plumber from Parnell Street married Bridget Swift, 31, from Swan View in the Catholic church Wexford officiated by N Cardiff CC. Bridget’s father was Bartholomew Swift, a sailor, deceased. Their witnesses were Thomas O’Leary and Maureen Lawlor.


In 1944 Isabella Gordon, from Parnell Street married Laurence McGrath, widower, a Fitter, from Maudlintown in the Catholic church Wexford, officiated by F William Deasy. Laurence’s father was Laurence McGrath a master mariner. Their witnesses were James Gordon and Mary Buckland.


In 1944 Ellen Gordon, 76, a plumber’s wife, died at 12 Parnell Street, the death was registered by Bella McGrath of 12 Parnell Street. In 1945 Patrick Gordon, 78, plumber died at 12 Parnell Street, the death was registered by Elizabeth Gordon of 12 Parnell Street. In 1961 Elizabeth Gordon, 60, died at 27 Parnell Street, George Gordon her brother from 27 Parnell Street registered the death.


1911 Byrne.

In 1911 Sarah lived with Thomas and Bridget in 14A Parnell Street. Thomas is an unemployed clerk, Bridget is still dressmaking.


In 1930 Sarah Byrne died in Parnell Street aged 84. Her daughter Bridget died in 1936 aged 51, Thomas O’Neill died in 1947 aged 70 - his address is 14A Parnell Street.


In 1901 Sarah Byrne, 50, widowed, lived at 27 Parnell Street with her son Thomas Neill, an office clerk, her daughter Bridget Byrne, 16, a dressmaker and schoolgirl Annie Byrne aged 14.


In 1873 Sarah Quinn of New Street, married Matthew Neill, a sailor from the Faythe, in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford, officiated by James Browne. Sarah’s father was James Quinn, deceased, a sailor. Matthew’s father was Thomas Neill, deceased, a sailor. Their witnesses were Francis Lambert and Sarah Collins.


In 1877 their son Thomas Neill was born at New Street.


I have found no death for Matthew but in 1883 widowed Saragh Neill of New Street married widower Edward Byrne, a Sailor, of New Street in the Roman Catholic Church Wexford officiated by P M O’Leary CC. Edward’s father was Hugh Byrne, deceased, a shoemaker, their witnesses were John Whelan and Mary Murphy.


Their daughter Bridget was born in 1884 in New Street, but two years later when Annie was born it was known as Parnell Street.


I can find no death for Edward but by 1901 poor Sarah is twice widowed.


Number 16

1901 - 1911 John Murphy


In 1901 John Murphy, 36, a clerk, lived in 16 Parnell Street with his wife Annie, 28, and their two children Matthew John, 2, and Mary Bridgt, 1.


In 1897 John Murphy, clerk, of John Street Wexford, married Annie O’Connor, of Haughton Place, New Ross, in St Mary’s Catholic church, New Ross, officiated by Michael Kavanagh PP. John’s father was Matthew Murphy, a victualler, Annie’s father was John O’Connor, a shoemaker. Their witnesses were William Murphy and Jane Curtis.


In 1898 Matthew John was born in Back Pit Lane, New Ross.


The family had moved to Parnell Street by December 1899 when Mary Bridget was born. In 1901 Johanna was born in Parnell Street.


In 1911 John Murphy, 50, a law clerk, still lived in 16 Parnell Street with his wife Annie, 38, and two children Matthew John, 12, and Johanna, 9. The census form showed that they had four children and all four are living.


I can find nothing more about this family as there are too many people who share their names.

Number 18

1901 John Hall: 1911 Patrick Carty.

(The Durie family had moved into 18 Parnell Street by 1919. Buddie Durie married Ted Cashman)


1901 John Hall

In 1901 John Hall, 70, a sea man in a lightship, lived in 18 Parnell Street with his wife May Elizabeth, 72, a shopkeeper.


In 1911 a Mary E Hall, 30, a shopkeeper, lived in number 21 Parnell Street. Mary had been married for ten years but had no children.


I have been unable to find more about John and May or about Mary who, perhaps, was married to their son.


1911 Patrick Carty.

In 1911 Patrick Joseph, 38, Master Mariner, lived in 21 Parnell Street with his wife Margaret, 29, and their three children - Margaret Mary, 7, Kathleen, 4, and Patrick Joseph, an infant.


In 1901 Patrick Carty, 60, Sea Captain, lived in number 21 in Parnell Street with his wife Mary, 58, their son Patrick J, aged 28, a Sea Captain, and their daughter Johanna, 26.


In 1870 Patrick Carty, 38, widowed, a Sea Captain living at the Faythe, married Mary Pender, 35, of Blacklands?, Wexford, in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford officiated by James Roche. Patrick’s father was Patrick Carty, deceased, a farmer. Mary’s father was (no first name) Pender, deceased, a mason. Their witnesses were Owen Carty and Mary O’Brien.


In 1875 when their daughter Johanna Mary was born they were living in The Faythe, Mary’s maiden name given as Prendergast.


In 1901 Mary Carty, aged 68, died in Parnell Street. A year later her husband Patrick, aged, 69 died too.


In 1903 Patrick Joseph Carty, 30, a Master Mariner of Parnell Street, married Margaret Redmond, 22, of the Faythe in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford officiated by Patrick O’Connor CC. Margaret’s father was John Redmond, no occupation given. Their witnesses were Nicholas Butler and Mary Jane Reath.


Number 20

1901 Maggie Golden: 1911 Cleary.


1901 Maggie Golden

In 1901 Maggie Golden, 28, a dressmaker, lived in Parnell Street with her 12 year old servant Bridget Redmond also a dressmaker.


In 1898 John Golden, Maggie’s widowed father, died in Parnell Street aged 72, his occupation is illegible.


In 1904 Margaret Golden, 31, a dressmaker from 20 Parnell Street married Michael McDonnell, 34, an engineers assistant from 34 William Street, Dublin in the Catholic church Wexford officiated by John F Kennedy CC. Margaret’s father was John Golden, a farmer, Michael’s father was Edward McDonnell, a farmer. Their witnesses were Thomas McDonnell and Sarah Redmond.


I think Margaret died in Dublin in 1908 aged only 36, she had diabetes for a year. I could not find any children for Maggie and Michael.


1911 Cleary.

In 1901 Michael Cleary, 58, Cotman, lived in 52 Parnell Street with his wife Alice, 58, and their son Laurence, 24, a sailor.


In 1882 Michael Cleary, a widowed sailor from Wexford, married Alice Delaney nee Ruth, a widowed servant from Wexford, in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel officiated by Luke Doyle CC. Michael’s father was Andrew Cleary, a sailor. Alice’s father was John Ruth, a labourer. Witnesses were Daniel Barlow and Maggie Roche.


In the 1911 census Michael and Alice Cleary lived in 20 Parnell Street. They said that they are married for 28 years but have no children.


In 1867 Michael Cleary, 23, a sailor from Bride Street, had married Margaret Connors, 21, of the Bull Ring, in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel officiated by James Barry CC. Michael’s father Andrew Cleary, a sailor, is deceased. Margaret’s father Peter Connors, a labourer is also deceased. Witnesses are Philip Savage and May Savage.


Margaret Cleary died in 1880.


In the 1911 Census Laurence, 34, married, son of Michael Cleary and Margaret Connors is an AB on a house ship in Quay North, Wicklow.


In 1908 Laurence Cleary, 31, a sailor from Parnell Street married Mary Kate Sutton, 26, from High Street in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel officiated by Mark Byrne CC. Laurence’s father Martin Cleary is described as a pilot. Mary Kate’s father John Sutton is a sailor in a light ship.


In 1909 Laurence and Mary Kate’s first child Michael Cleary is born in High Street and the family continues to live there for the rest of their lives.


In 1919 Michael Cleary died in Parnell Street aged 79, Laurence Cleary of High Street registered the death. Alice Cleary died aged 81 in 1923, in Parnell Street. Laurence Cleary died, aged 74, in High Street in 1951. Mary Kate Cleary aged 84, died in High Street in 1965.

Number 22

1901 Mary O’Rourke: 1911 Jane Carley, Margaret Howlin.


1901 Mary O’Rourke

In 1901 Mary O’Rourke, 34, widow, lived alone in 22 Parnell Street.

The 1901 House & Building Return part of the Census names the head of the family as Martin Rourke; I was unable to find a census entry for Martin. A son Thomas was born in June 1901 only two months after the Census was taken, the baby died in December. Mary was not as isolated as it may seem because her husband Martin’s brother John O’Rourke lived in 46 Parnell Street while his parents lived in 48 Parnell Street.


In 1898 Martin Rourke, a sailor of full age, married Mary Wickham of full age from Fort Rosslare, in St. Mary’s Catholic church Tagoat officiated by Luke Doyle PP. Their witnesses were James Wickham and Katie Wickham. Martin’s father was Michael Rourke, sailor, Mary’s father was Thomas Wickham, fisherman.


Martin Rourke must have been missing at sea in 1901 as they had another son, Martin, in 1902 who was born in Parnell Street. There is no record of other children.


In 1911 Mary O’Rourke, 48, married lived in Rosslare Fort with her

son Martin 8, her brother James Wickham 34, fisherman, his wife Mary and son John Thomas, her brother John 38, and a 17 year-old servant called Walter Cousins.


In 1911 Martin O’Rourke, 45, sailor, lived with his mother Elizabeth 70, in 48 Parnell Street.


1911 Carley.

In 1911 Jane Carley, 60, widowed pensioner shared number 22 Parnell Street with the Howlin family. In 1901 Jane Carley lived in 23 Parnell Street with the with Donnelly family.


In 1871 Jane Kehoe 21, married Richard Carley 21, a sailor from the Faythe in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by James Ryan CC. Jane’s father was Stephen Kehoe a sailor, Richard’s was John Carley, fisherman, deceased. Their witnesses were Thomas Bolger and Mary Clancy.


In February 1874 Richard, 25, married, died in Wexford Fever Hospital. In November Jane gave birth to Margaret Anne in William Street.


In 1893 Margaret Carley 25, of Maudintown married John Rourke of full age, a butcher from Harper’s Lane in the Catholic Church, Wexford officiated by James Doyle CC. John’s father is Patrick Rourke, butcher. Their witnesses were Joseph Carely and Catherine Carbery.


There is no record of any children for Margaret and John Rourke and I can find nothing more about the Carley family.


1911 Margaret Howlin.

In 1911 Margaret Howlin, 57, a seamstress lived in 22 Parnell Street with her brother Robert Howlin, 47, an unemployed fitter. In a house shared with another family.


In 1901 Margaret Howlin, 43, a seamstress, was a boarder in Joseph Street in a house with Patrick Ryan, 39, a fowl merchant and his wife Mary, 42.


In 1926 Margaret Howlin, 70, died in Parnell Street, her niece Mary E Carroll of 29 Pringle Street, Liverpool registered the death.


I cannot find anything more about Robert Howlin.

Number 24

1901 Martha Butler: 1911 Nicholas Dunne.


1901 Martha Butler

In 1901 Martha Butler, 50, a widow, lived in 24 Parnell Street with her sons Edward, 21, a seaman, and Peter, 15, her widowed sister Mary Sinnott, 53, also lived with them.


In 1867 Martha Sinnott, 25, from Green Street, married Nicholas Butler, 30, a sailor from the Faythe in the Catholic church in Wexford officiated by Mark Lambert CC. Martha’s father was Peter Sinnott, a sawyer, deceased, and Nicholas’ father was Lawrence Butler, a sailor, deceased. Their witnesses were James Sinnott and May Sinnott.


The family lived in New Street in 1880 when Edward Francis was born. They were still there in 1884 when Peter was born.


Martha Butler died in Parnell Street, aged 66 of heart problems. Peter Butler registered the death.


In 1910 Edward Francis Butler, a sailor of 24 Parnell Street married Annie Lawlor, a dressmaker from 14 Carrigeen Street in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Owen Kavanagh CC. Annie’s father was Denis Lawlor, a carpenter, deceased. Their witnesses were Edward Harding and Maggie Carty.


In 1915 Peter Butler, 23, a sailor from Parnell Street, died of TB in Wexford Workhouse.


I can find nothing more about this family.


1911 Nicholas Dunne.

Not related to the Dunnes in 19 and 40 Parnell Street.

In 1911 Nicholas Dunne, 34, Plumber Gasfitter, lived in 24 Parnell Street with his wife Elizabeth, 26, and their 2 children Johanna 5, and Eileen 4, a third child had died. Also living with them was a nephew Harry Bateman aged 15, a fitters apprentice. Everyone in the house had been born in Co. Kilkenny.


In 1904 Nicholas Dunne, a plumber living in Wexford, married Lizzy Costigan, a servant, living at Goosehill, Kilkenny, in St Canice’s Catholic church, Kilkenny, officiated by Lawrence T Coughlin CC. Nicholas Dunne’s father James Dunne was a Publican, Lizzy’s father was Thomas Costigan, labourer. Witnesses were Pat Mulrooney and Kate Costigan.


The family lived at Goosehill, Kilkenny in 1905 when John Christopher was born, Eliza Costigan registered the birth. I cannot find a death but John is the child missing from the 1911 census.


In 1901 Lizzy Dunne’s parents Thomas and Elizabeth both aged 50, lived at Goosehill in Kilkenny. Thomas was a porter in a provision store. In 1908 a son, William Henry, was born in William Street. William died aged only seven months. In 1912 another son, Thomas James, was born in Parnell Street.

Number 26

1901 James Leary: 1911 Mary A Duggan.


1901 James & Anastasia Leary

Not related to Leary in 3 or 31 Parnell Street

In 1901 Anastasia Leary, 43, lived in 26 Parnell Street with her daughters Mary Jane Sullivan, 13, and Gertrude Sullivan, 11 who was born in England, her step sons James Leary, 14, a Fitter Iron Works, Francis Leary, 12, Patrick Leary, 10, Joseph Leary, 8, and her son Henry Leary, 5. Her husband James Leary, 45, was a Ry (railway?) Store Clerk Engine Fitter at Works, he lived with eight other men in a boarding house near Arran Quay in Dublin.


Anastasia’s family is a complex one.


In 1881 Anastasia Lambert, 24, of St. John’s Street, married Thomas Sullivan, 23, a seaman from Hollymount in the Catholic chapel, Enniscorthy, officiated by William Fortune CC. Thomas’s father was Patrick Sullivan, a gardener, Anastasia’s father was Matthew Lambert, deceased, a seaman. Their witnesses were William Moore and Annie Brien.


I suspect that Thomas Sullivan died in England.


Meanwhile in 1884 James Leary, 28, a Fitter from Henrietta Street, married Elizabeth Marlow, 27, from The Faythe, in the Catholic church in Wexford, officiated by Luke Doyle Admin. James Leary’s father Arthur is a Baker, Elizabeth’s father James John Marlow, deceased, was a sailor. Their witnesses were Henry Leary and Marianne Marlow.


In 1894 Elizabeth Leary, 37, died of phithisis (like influenza) in St John’s St, Enniscorthy, she is the wife of a mechanical engineer, James Leary registered the death.


In 1895 Anastasia Sullivan nee Lambert married widowed James Leary, a machine fitter, both lived on Court Street, Enniscorthy, in the Catholic chapel, Enniscorthy officiated by John Dunne CC. James’ father was Arthur Leary, a labourer. Their witnesses were Michael Shiel and Bridget Lacey.


In 1896 Anastasia and James Leary’s son Henry was born in Court Street, Enniscorthy.


In 1903 Patrick Leary died of meningitis aged 12 in Parnell Street.


In 1911 James Leary, 57, Engine Fitter at Works, lived at Castlehill Street with his wife Anastasia, 54, his son Joseph, 18, a railway porter, his son Henry, 15, and his step-daughter Gertrude O’Sullivan aged 21.


In 1913 Gertrude O’Sullivan, 23 of Castle Hill Street, married Hubert Thomas Jones, 27, a Customs Officer from Lancashire in the Catholic church of Wexford officiated by Mark O’Byrne CC. Hubert’s father James Jones is a Foreman Shipwright, Gertrude’s father Thomas O’Sullivan, sailor, is deceased.


In 1949 Anastasia O’Leary, 90, a Fitter’s widow, died of bronchitis and cardiac failure in Ely House hospital.


1911 Mary A Duggan.

In 1911 Mary A Duggan, 50, married, lived in 26 Parnell Street with her children, Joseph, 18, a fitter in iron works, Mary A, 16, a dressmaker, and Agnes 14. Mary A had had eight children, six were still living.


In 1901 the family had lived in the Faythe: John 40, a seaman, Mary A 41, Matthew 17 a seaman born in England, Mary Kate 15, Annie 12, Joseph 7, Mary Anne 5, and Agnes 3.


In 1882 John Duggan, a sailor from Wexford, married Mary Anne Neil, a captain’s daughter from Wexford, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Michael Kelly CC. John’s father was Matthew Duggan, a merchant, deceased, Mary Anne’s name appears where her father’s should be and he is a captain. Their witnesses were William Quirke and Mary Hanlon.


In 1913 Mary Anne Duggan, 18, died in Parnell Street of tuberculosis, her cousin Catherine Kehoe of Michael Street registered the death.


In 1920 Agnes Duggan, 22, a dressmaker from Parnell Street married William Hynes, 28, a poultry dealer from St. Peter’s Square, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by James Codd. Agnes’ father was deceased, William’s father was John Hynes, a poultry dealer. Their witnesses were James Hynes and Ellen Doyle.

Number 28

1901 Martin Corish: 1911 Mary Williams.


1901 Martin Corish

In 1901 Martin Corish, 71, widowed, a labourer, lived in 28 Parnell Street with his daughter Statia, 21, a scholar, and Kathleen Stafford, 22, a boarder and dress maker.


In 1878 Anastatia Corish was born in Byrne’s Lane, her father Martin was a labourer and her mother was Catherine nee Devereux.


Catherine Corish, 57, died of a tumor in Parnell Street in 1892, her husband registered the death.


In 1905 Anastasia Corish, 24, from Parnell Street, married John Coles, 27, a Fitter from Barrack Street, in the Catholic Church, Wexford officiated by John F Kennedy CC. John’s father was James Coles, a Fitter. Their witnesses were Thomas Codd and Katie Coles.


In 1911 Martin Corish died in Castle Hill Street, aged 78, a sailor, his daughter Anastasia Coles registered the death.


The 1911 Census, taken shortly after Martin’s death, shows John Coles, 30, a Fitter, living in Castle Hill Street, with his wife Stacia, 28. They have no children, nor could I find any record of future children.


1911 Mary Williams.

Connects with 1901 29 Parnell Street.

In 1911 Mary Williams 66, widowed, lived with her son Nicholas 32, a sailor, single, and her grand-daughter Kathleen Williams aged 8.


Mary had lived in 29 Parnell Street in 1911. In 1907 Michael Williams 69, of Parnell Street, master mariner, died of heart trouble, Mary Murphy, daughter-in-law, of the Faythe registered the death.

Number 30

1901 John Walsh: 1911 Thomas Moran.


1901 John Walsh

In 1901 John Walsh, 65, labourer, lived in 30 Parnell Street with his wife Anne, 60, and their unmarried son Patrick, 28, a case maker.


In 1871 John Walsh, 30, a labourer from Drinagh married Anne Rossiter, 30, a servant from Wexford in the Wexford Catholic chapel officiated by James Browne. John’s father was Patrick Walsh (deceased), and Anne’s unnamed father was also deceased. Their witnesses were [illeg] Ennis and Ellen [illeg].


The family lived in King Street in 1872 when their son Patrick was born, the birth was registered by Mary Cullen.


The family had moved to North Main Street by 1907 when Anne Walsh, aged 65, died of bronchitis, her son Patrick registered the death.


John Walsh, 72, is described as Caretaker Technical School in the 1911 census. Patrick, 34, is a Cossler Mineral Water Factory. They lived in North Main Street.


In 1918 John Walsh, 86, died in Church Street, Patrick registered the death. I cannot find anything more about Patrick Walsh.


1911 Thomas Moran.

In 1911 Thomas Moran, 28, a coach builder, lived in 30 Parnell Street with his wife Mary Kate, 25, and three of their four children - Maryann 2, Cathleen 1, and infant Richard.


In 1911 their daughter Margaret 3, was with her grandparents in Talbot Street: John Moran 70, a general labourer and his wife Margaret 72. They were married for twenty-eight years and had one child.


In 1901 Thomas, 19, a carpenter, had lived with his parents John Moran 52, a stable boy, and Margaret 53, in Talbot.


On October 27th 1907 Thomas Moran, a coach builder from Talbot Street, Wexford, married Mary Kate Duggan, 22, a dressmaker from Parnell Street in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Thomas Clancy CC. Mary Kate’s father was John Duggan, a sailor. Their witnesses were Michael Connolly and Mary Ellen Furlong.


On October 12th 1907 their daughter Margaret was born in Parnell Street, followed by Mary in 1909, Kathleen in 1910, and Richard Joseph in 1911. Their son John was born in Parnell Street in 1912.


The family then moved to Carrigeen Street where Sarah was born in 1913, two-year-old Richard Joseph died of measles and pneumonia in 1913.


In 1914 four-year-old Kathleen died of asthma, in 1915 another daughter was born in Carrigeen Street and named Kathleen Iris.


In 1917 Margaret Moran, 78, died at Talbot Street, her daughter-in-law Mary K Moran registered the death. In 1918 Thomas Moran was born in Talbot Street but died of influenza only six months later. Also in 1819 John Moran, 69, died in Talbot Street, his grand-daughter Maggie Moran registered the death. In 1919 Mary Kate was born in Talbot Street.

Number 32

1901 Mary Doyle: 1911 Delaney.


1901 Mary Doyle

In 1901 Mary Doyle, 68, a widowed housekeeper, lived in 32 Parnell Street with her children Thomas, 28, a compositor, Mary 15, and David 13.


In 1886 the family lived in Parnell Street when David was born. Mary was nee Dunphy, her husband David was a baker.


In 1889 David Edward Doyle, 50, a baker, died in Parnell Street of cancer of the tongue which he had had for a year. His daughter Katie Doyle registered the death. I can find nothing more about this family.


1911 Delaney.

These Delaneys connect with those in numbers 50, and 54 Parnell Street and with Dunne in number 19.

In 1911 Mary Alice Delaney, 42, lived in 32 Parnell Street, with her children, Mary, 8, Richard, 5, Margaret Mary, 3, and Thomas Kevin, an infant. Pierce Delaney was born in 1908 but died aged nine months.


In 1900 Thomas Delaney, 29, sailor, of Parnell Street, married Mary Alice Wade of John Street in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel officiated by James Hartley CC. Thomas’ father is Richard Delaney, sailor. Mary’s father is Pierce Wade, Quay labourer. Witnesses are James Delaney and Lizzie Duff.


in 1901 they lived in Castlehill St.


Thomas Delaney’s parents lived in 50 Parnell Street, his brother James in 54, sister Katherine Dunne in 19 Parnell Street in 1911, and his brother Richard in number 50 in 1911.


In 1934 In 1934 Richard Delaney, a plumber, Parnell Street married Margaret Mary O’Leary of John Street in Wexford Roman Catholic Church officiated by Patrick Doyle CC. Richard’s father is given as Thomas Delaney, a sea man. Margaret’s father is Thomas O’Leary, poultry trader. Witnesses were John O’Leary and Margaret Mary Delaney.


In 1927 Mary Theresa (Alice) Delaney, 59, wife of a sailor, died in Parnell Street, her son Richard Delaney of Parnell Street, registered the death.


In 1935 Thomas Delaney, 63, widowed, retired lightship man, died in Parnell Street, his brother R Delaney of Parnell Street registered the death.

Number 34

1901 Anastasia Dunne: 1911 Thomas Murphy.


1901 Anastasia Dunne

In 1901 Anastasia Dunne, 34, married, house keeper, lived in 34 Parnell Street with her 4 children - Kathleen 9, Madge 7, Crissy 5, and Eileen 1. Her husband William Dunne, 38, Pilot, was in a house in Rosslare Fort with 4 other pilots and a cook.


In 1887 William Dunne, 25, mariner, from the Fort of Rosslare, married Anastasia Wickham, 24, from the Fort of Rosslare, in the Catholic church at Tagoat officiated by T Cloney PP. William’s father was John Dunne, fisherman, deceased. Anastasia’s father was Thomas Wickham, fisherman. Witnesses were Edward Wickham and Ellen Dunne.


The family lived in Parnell Street in 1891 when ‘Catherine’ was born, William, a sailor, registered the birth. They were still in Parnell Street in 1895 when Christina was born, William Dunne, Pilot, registered the birth.


In 1911 Anastasia, 45, still lived in Parnell Street but had moved to number 40 with her four children - Katherine A 19, Margaret M 17, Christina M B 15, and John C 7. Two other children had died. William Dunne, 48, Master Sailing Schooner, is in a house ship in Custom House Docks, Dublin, with about a hundred other men.


In 1916 Christina Dunne, 21, married Patrick Donovan, 31, a merchant of Main Street Wexford in the Catholic church of Wexford officiated by Matthew Wickham CC (query: is he related). Patrick’s father was Michael Donovan, ex policeman. Witnesses were Michael Donovan and Margaret M Dunne.


In 1918 Catherine Frances Dunne, 26, a teacher, 40 Parnell Street, married Patrick Joseph Crean, 27, a teacher, from River chapel, in the Catholic church of Wexford officiated by James Codd. Catherine’s father William was described as Sea Captain, Patrick’s father was Patrick Crean, farmer. Witnesses were Diarmuid Crean and Margaret M Dunne.


Later in 1918 their witness Margaret Mary, 25, a bookkeeper, died of influenza in Parnell Street. Her death was registered by Patrick Crean.


In 1914 Anstasia Dunne, 80, widow of a sea captain, died of senility and cardiac failure, in High Street, her death was registered by Ann Donovan of High Street (probably a grand-daughter).


1911 Thomas Murphy.

In 1911 Thomas Murphy, 34, a sailor, lived in 34 Parnell Street with his wife Alice, 28, and their children Eileen 5, Margaret 3, and infant Alice.


In January 1905 Thomas Murphy, 26, a sailor from Byrne’s Lane, had married Alice Adams, 22, from Whiterock, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Patrick O’Connor CC. Thomas’ father was John Murphy, a labourer, Alice’s father was Charles Adams, a ship carpenter. Their witnesses were James Hawkins and Mary E Edwards.


In 1901 Alice Adams, 20, a dressmaker, lived at Whiterock North with her father Charles, 56, her mother Maria, 54, and her brother Patrick, 16, a ship carpenter.


Alice was born in 1878 in King Street, to Charles Adams and Ellen Devereux. Ellen died, aged 37, in 1882 of phithisis in King Street. A year later Charles Adams from Main Street, married again, to widow Maria Breen nee Cogley, from John Street. Their son Patrick was born in 1885, in Stonebridge. In 1911 Charles 66, and Maria 64, were living at Whiterock North with their son Patrick 27; Patrick and Charles were both ship carpenters. Patrick was the only child of Charles and Maria.


In November 1905 their daughter Eileen was born in Lambert Place. Margaret was born in 1907 in William Street, but when Alice was born in 1910 the family had moved to Parnell Street.


Mary Agnes was born in Parnell Street in 1912, followed by Lucy Elizabeth in 1914, John Charles was born in 34 Parnell Street, but Charles was born in the Faythe in 1918.

Number 36

1901 Henry Higginbottom: 1911 Mary O’Rourke.


1901 Henry Higginbottom

Higginbotham families in 9, 36, and 37 Parnell Street are related and also to Carr in 43, Codd in 41, and Williams in 29 (1901). See number 43 for details.

In 1901 Bridget Higginbotham lived in 36 Parnell Street with her children Mary Ellen, 2, and Robert Joseph an infant. Henry Higginbotham, 37, is on the Lucifer Shoals Light Ship with 6 other men.


In 1897 Henry Higginbotham, 33, sailor (lightships), of Parnell Street married Bridget Williams, 26, a teacher of Parnell Street in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford officiated by David Bolger CC. Henry’s father is William Higginbotham, Irish Lights, Bridget’s father is Michael Williams a Master Mariner. Witnesses are Martin White and Sarah Ellen White.


The family lived in 9 Parnell Street in 1911.


1911 Mary O’Rourke.

In 1911 Mary O’Rourke, 32, married, lived in 36 Parnell Street with her sister Sarah Lambert, 28, and her five children, Kathleen 7, Michael 5, Elizabeth 3, and infants John and Margaret.


Mary O’Rourke’s mother-in-law Elizabeth O’Rourke lived in 48 Parnell Street in 1901 and 1911, her brother-in-law Martin Rourke (missing in 1901 while his ‘widow’ lived in 22 Parnell Street) lived with his mother in 48 Parnell Street in 1911, her brother-in-law John O’Rourke lived in 46 Parnell Street in 1901 and 1911, and her sister-in-law Margaret Delaney lived in 54 Parnell Street in 1901 and 1911.


In 1904 Mary Lambert, 26, a domestic servant from Main Street, married William Rourke, 27, a sailor from Parnell Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Patrick Doyle Adm. Mary’s father was John Lambert, a farmer, William’s father was Michael Rourke, a sailor. Their witnesses were Laurence O’Leary and Kate Lambert.


The children were all born in Parnell Street, as were the other children William, 1913, Sarah, 1915, and Mary, 1918. William Patrick lived only four days and probably had spina bifida.


In 1927 Bridget Mary O’Rourke, 32, from Parnell Street, married James Moloney, 38, a marine engineer from Joseph Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Patrick Doyle CC. James’ father was Patrick Moloney, a retired postman. Their witnesses were John Moloney and May O’Rourke.


In 1928 Kathleen O’Rourke, 23, from Parnell Street married Edward Murphy, 31, a lorry driver from Clifford Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Patrick Doyle CC. Edward’s father was Denis Murphy, a sailor. Their witnesses were John Daly and Elizabeth Mary O’Rourke.


In 1929 Michael O’Rourke, 30, a fitter from Parnell Street married Catherine Roche, 30, from John’s Gate Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Laurence Allen. Catherine’s father was Thomas Roche, a sailor. Their witnesses were Mary A Roche and John O’Rourke.


In 1935 May O’Rourke, 36, a proof reader, died of phithisis in Parnell Street, her sister Bridie Moloney of Parnell Street registered the death.


In 1937 Elizabeth O’Rourke, 28, a dressmaker from Parnell Street married Thomas Hogan, 33, a lightshipman from Parnell Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Patrick Doyle CC. Thomas’s father was Michael Hogan, a retired lightshipman. Elizabeth’s father is also described as a retired lightshipman. Their witnesses were William Hogan and Margaret O’Rourke.


In 1941 Sarah Josephine O’Rourke, 26, of 36 Parnell Street, married John Joseph Murphy, 25, a hair dresser from 13 Green Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Patrick Doyle CC. John’s father was John Murphy, a baker. Their witnesses were Oliver Murphy and Mary O’Rourke.

Number 38

1901 Mary Cullen: 1911 James Whelan.


1901 Mary Cullen

In 1901 Mary Cullen, 36, married, a house keeper, lived in 38 Parnell Street with her three children James 3, and Mary 1, who were born in Dublin city and baby John who was born in Wexford.


In 1896 Mary Doyle, servant, of Idrone Terrace Blackrock Dublin, married James Cullen, a railway porter, from Shankill Co. Dublin, in the Roman Catholic church in Blackrock, officiated by Pierce Goslan CC. Their witnesses were Peter Cullen and Ellen Doyle.


I cannot find James Cullen in the 1901 census, nor can I find the family in the 1911 census. Because the family has such common names I cannot trace them further.


1911 James Whelan.

In 1911 James Whelan 46, a railway guard lived in 38 Parnell Street with his wife Mary Ann 48, and their eight children Deniss 17, a railway porter, Peter 16, a plumber apprentice, his twin Katie 16, a dressmaker, Richard 15, Bridget 13, and John 10 all of whom were born in Co Wicklow - the two youngest Mary Ann 9, and Thomas 8, were born in Wexford.


In 1901 James 40, a railway guard, was a boarder in Abbey Street, Wexford, in company with another railway guard James McSweeny in a house run by widow Mary Whitney, 60, a laundress and her unmarried daughter Alice Whitney, 34, also a laundress. Mary Anne Whelan 35, lived in Rathdrum with their children Denis 7, twins Peter and Katie 6, Richard 5, Bridget 4, and infant John.


In 1893 James Whelan, a widower, a labourer from Main Street Rathdrum married Mary Anne Kennedy from Fair Green Rathdrum, in the Catholic church, Rathdrum, officiated by Francis Farrington CC. James’ father was James Whelan, a carpenter, Mary Anne’s father was Denis Kennedy a labourer. Their witnesses were John Grimes and Lizzie Grimes.


In 1920 Kate Whelan, 25, a dressmaker from Parnell Street married Charles Leeson, a baker, from Cornmarket in the Catholic church, Wexford officiated by Mark O’Byrne CC. Charles’ father was James Leeson, a waiter, deceased. Their witnesses were John Williams and Bridie Whelan.


A couple of months later, in 1920, Richard Whelan, 24, a blacksmith from Parnell Street married Johanna Whitmore, 20, from Carrigeen Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by George J Murphy CC. Johanna’s father was George Whitmore, a foundry worker, deceased. Their witnesses were William Carroll and Bridget Carroll.


In 1923 John Whelan 21, a checker from Parnell Street, married Margaret Boyce, 19, from Cornmarket, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Martin O’Connor CC. Margaret’s father was James Boyce, a bootmaker, deceased. Their witnesses were James McGrath and Mary Boyce.


In 1926 Mary Anne Whelan, 23, a dressmaker from Parnell Street, married Patrick Boyle, 24, poultry dealer from John’s Gate Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Patrick Doyle CC. Patrick’s father was James Boyle, a poultry dealer. Their witnesses were Thomas Goodison and Bridie Whelan.


In 1928 Bridget Whelan a clerk from Parnell Street, married William Walsh, a commission agent from Selskar, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Martin O’Connor. William’s father was James Walsh, a farmer. Their witnesses were John Walsh and Bridget Cullinane.


In 1932 Mary Anne Whelan, 66, died in Parnell Street, her daughter Katie Leeson of Parnell Street registered the death.


In 1937 Thomas Whelan, a machinist from Parnell Street, married Stasia Roche, a domestic servant from Westgate, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Rev. Martin O’Connor CC. Stasia’s father was Michael Roche, a farmer. Their witnesses were Richard Whelan and Agnes Cogley.


Later in 1937 James Whelan, 72, a widowed retired railway guard, died at Parnell Street, Josephine Whelan of Hantoon Road, registered the death.

Number 40

1901 Biggs: 1911 Anastasia Dunne.


1901 Biggs

In 1901 Miss Maria Biggs lived alone in 40 Parnell Street. She was 78 years old and a member of the Church of Ireland.


When Maria Biggs died in 1908 in Parnell St, she was aged 97, a Lady, she died of a weak heart, her death is registered by Maggie McMahon of William Street.


Emily Biggs, sister to Maria, had died in New Street in 1885 aged 60 of pneumonia. She is described as a “daughter of Benjamin Biggs (deceased) Surgeon to Wexford Militia”, her death was registered by Mary Taylor of Castle Hill Street.


The information on Emily Biggs’ death cert opened up a connection between the Biggs and Mary Taylor who was married to Charles Taylor of Taylor’s Castle at the top of Parnell Street. Emily’s parents were surgeon Benjamin Biggs and Louisa Elizabeth Ogle who married in 1803. Mary’s parents were Henry John Ogle and Mary Biggs who married in 1909 in the same Dublin parish leading to the assumption that they are another set of siblings to Emily Biggs’ parents. Charles Taylor also owned a house in Parnell Street.


Benjamin Biggs’ wife Louisa Elizabeth nee Ogle died in 1836. Benjamin died c1847.


Other Biggs siblings were Louisa Eleanor, eldest daughter, who died in 1841; Henry Thomas Biggs, surgeon, who married Catalina de Joye daughter of Francisco de Jove in 1848; and youngest son Charles Biggs, surgeon-dentist, who had a surgery and residence at 79 North Main Street, Wexford.


1911 Anastasia and William Dunne.

Not related to the Dunnes in 19 or 24 Parnell Street.

In 1911 Anastasia Dunne, 45, lived in 40 Parnell Street, having moved from number 34 where she was in 1901 with her four children - Katherine A 19, Margaret M 17, Christina M B 15, and John C 7. Two other children had died. William Dunne, 48, Master Sailing Schooner, is in a house ship in Custom House Docks, Dublin, with about a hundred other men.


In 1916 Christina Dunne, 21, married Patrick Donovan, 31, a merchant of Main Street Wexford in the Catholic church of Wexford officiated by Matthew Wickham CC (query: is he related). Patrick’s father was Michael Donovan, ex policeman. Witnesses were Michael Donovan and Margaret M Dunne.


In 1918 Catherine Frances Dunne, 26, a teacher, 40 Parnell Street, married Patrick Joseph Crean, 27, a teacher, from River chapel, in the Catholic church of Wexford officiated by James Codd. Catherine’s father William was described as Sea Captain, Patrick’s father was Patrick Crean, farmer. Witnesses were Diarmuid Crean and Margaret M Dunne.


Later in 1918 their witness Margaret Mary, 25, a bookkeeper, died of influenza in Parnell Street. Her death was registered by Patrick Crean.


In 1914 Anstasia Dunne, 80, widow of a sea captain, died of senility and cardiac failure, in High Street, her death was registered by Ann Donovan of High Street (probably a grand-daughter).


In 1901 Anastasia Dunne, 34, married, house keeper, had lived in 34 Parnell Street with her 4 children - Kathleen 9, Madge 7, Crissy 5, and Eileen 1. Her husband William Dunne, 38, Pilot, was in a house in Rosslare Fort with 4 other pilots and a cook.


In 1887 William Dunne, 25, mariner, from the Fort of Rosslare, married Anastasia Wickham, 24, from the Fort of Rosslare, in the Catholic church at Tagoat officiated by T Cloney PP. William’s father was John Dunne, fisherman, deceased. Anastasia’s father was Thomas Wickham, fisherman. Witnesses were Edward Wickham and Ellen Dunne.


The family lived in Parnell Street in 1891 ‘Catherine’ was born, William, a sailor, registered the birth. They were still in Parnell Street in 1895 when Christina was born, William Dunne, Pilot, registered the birth.

Number 42

1901 - 1911 Mary and James O’Connor.


Not related to O’Connor in 9 Parnell Street.

In 1901 James O’Connor, 56, a sailor, lived in 42 Parnell Street with his wife Mary, 47, and their children - John, 23, a sailor, James, 20, a sailor, Annie, 19, a dressmaker, and Bridget 17, and Mary 12, who are both at school.


In 1876 James Connor, 33, a sailor, from Rockfield (?), Wexford, married Mary Burns, 28, a dressmaker, from New Street, in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel, officiated by John J Doyle CC. James’ father was John Connors, a gardener. Mary’s father was Hugh Burn, a farmer. Witnesses are Joseph Redford and Kate A White.


The family lived in Trinity Street in 1880 when their son James was born but were in New Street in 1884 when Bridget was born - the surname is now O’Connor and Mary’s maiden name is Byrne.


In 1903 John O’Connor, 25, a sailor, from Parnell Street married Alice Lambert, 25, of the Faythe in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel officiated by Thomas Clancy. Alice’s father was James Lambert, a sailor. Witnesses were Matthew Murphy and Phyllis Connolly.


In 1905 Mary O’Connor, 53, died of heart trouble in Parnell Street.


In 1911 James O’Connor 67, widower, Irish Lights Pensioner, still lived in 42 Parnell Street with his three unmarried daughters - Annie 26, Bridget 24 a solicitors typist and accountant, and Mary 20, a scholar.


In 1912 Bridget O’Connor, 25, a typewriter, died of phithisis in Parnell Street, her father James O’Connor registered the death. In 1931 James Connor, 87, widower, pensioner Irish Lights, died in Parnell Street, his daughter Annie Connor registered the death. In 1958 Annie O’Connor, 76, of 42 Parnell Street, died, her niece Elizabeth O’Connor of 22 Trinity St registered the death. I can find nothing more about Mary, or James O’Connor.

Number 44

1901 - 1911 Gregory Meylor.


In 1901 Gregory Meyler, 55, millwright, lived in 44 Parnell Street with his wife Julia, 45, born in Dublin, their daughter Anna Meyler, 25, is a dressmaker, and her sister M Elizabeth Meyler, 16, is a Short Hand Type Writer.


In 1872 Gregory Meyler, an engine fitter living in Leixlip, married Julia Read, a housemaid from Newtown, Tallaght, in Rathfarnham Roman Catholic Church, Dublin, officiated by Patrick Hauley CC. Gregory’s father was Thomas Meyler, a tailor. Julia’s father was Daniel Read, a farmer. Their witnesses were Michael Read and Anne Little.


In 1874 their daughter Anne Eliza was born in the Faythe, as was their son Gregory in 1878. The family lived in Clifford Street when 1 year old Daniel Meyler died. The earliest note of them being in Parnell Street is in 1901.


In 1911 Gregory Meyler, 67, and engineering fitter, still lived in 44 Parnell Street with his wife Julia 57, their son Gregory 32 an engineering fitter, and their daughter Mary Elizabeth 25, a dressmaker.


In 1913 Gregory Meyler died, aged 66, in Parnell Street, the death was registered by Anastasia Rourke of Parnell Street.


In 1921 Mary Elizabeth Meyler, 30, of Parnell Street married Patrick Kavanagh, 30, a gardener, from Old Pound, in Wexford Roman Catholic Church, officiated by Mark O’Brien CC. Patrick’s father was Brian Kavanagh, a gardener. Their witnesses were John Kavanagh and Anna Meyler.


In 1927 Julia Meyler died in Parnell Street, aged 69, her son Gregory Meyler of Parnell Street registered the death.