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Parnell Street 100 years ago: South.

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.

South side going up the street

Number 43

1901 John Carr: 1911 Moran

First Class House

1901 John Carr

When in 1900 Mrs Margaret Carr, retired shopkeeper, died in Parnell Street, her nephew John Carr registered the death. In 1901 John Carr, 69, a retired customs surveyor, lived in 43 Parnell Street, the only 1st Class house in the street (Taylor’s Castle was counted as part of Castle Hill Street) with his sister Anne, 54, no profession, and a domestic servant Margaret Tobin, 22. John Carr was born in about 1832, the only son of James and Mary Carr. John Carr worked in customs in Dover for most of his life, when he died in 1902 in Parnell Street, his nephew Henry Higginbotham of Parnell Street registered the death. I can find nothing further about Anne Carr or Margaret Tobin.


In 1837 James and Mary Carr gave Castlehill (probably Taylor’s Castle) as their address. But in 1842 they lived in New Street where, on July 11th at 9pm, a “disorderly mob” did £15 worth of damage to the windows. I can think of only one house in Parnell Street which had sufficient windows and that is number 43. Only some of the New Street houses would have been built and 43 was one of the first - possibly the very first as it defined the street corner. The Valuation Office Books of 1846 show that James Carr, Publican and Captain of Merchant Vessel, built on ground leased from Redmond four houses in New Street including the corner one which included a shop and well enclosed yard. A wonderful view of the sea for a Sea Captain! These four houses are now 43, 41, 39, and 37 but in 1846 were numbers 11, 10, 9, and 8. In 1846 James Carr lived in number 43 while the other houses were inhabited by Carr’s tenants. James Carr also owned houses in Castle Hill Street.


James Carr was Captain of Mr Redmonds steam ships “Town of Wexford” and “Fire Fly” which travelled weekly between Wexford and Liverpool; in 1837 he said that his monthly wage was £4. He died in 1862 when the schooner “Maria”, which he then captained, foundered off Hook on its way from Newport to Wexford with a cargo of coal. The storm that January night was one in which many ships were lost. James’ body was found; all crew were lost that night. James Carr’s Will of effects under £450 was granted to his widow Mary Carr of New Street. Mary Carr of New Street died in 1877 leaving less than £100 to her son John Carr, she was 66 and is described as a shopkeeper, Mary died of cancer, John Carr, “occupier of 20 New Street” registered the death.


James and Mary Carr had a grand-daughter called Mary Morris and a son-in-law Captain Morris who helped in the search for wreckage and survivors in 1862. I have been unable to identify the Morris family in the records.


When John Carr died in 1902 the newspapers gave details of his Will. John Carr left £9,433, four houses in Parnell Street and various stocks and shares. The bequests assist with sorting out family relationships as he left number 37 to his niece Mary Higginbotham daughter of his sister Mary and her husband William who were already living in the house. To his sister Jane married to Joseph Codd, their son and daughter (precisely which is not specified) houses numbers 39, 41 and 43. Joseph Codd and family were already living in 39 in 1901. In 1911 number 43 had become a hotel (rented or sold to the Moran sisters), his nephew James Codd’s wife Sarah nee Williams lived in 41, and his nieces Josephine Healy nee Codd and Mary Codd lived in 39. The Higginbothams continued to live in 37 while their son Henry, in 1911, lived in number 9.


1911 Moran, described as Hotel.

In 1911 Mary Kate Moran, 27, confectioner lived in 43 Parnell Street with her sisters Anastasia 29, a dressmaker, and Maggie M 23. Also in the house were five boarders: Francis Prendergast 24, an insurance agent from Co. Cork, William Plante 30 a Church of Ireland draper from Co. Cavan, Joseph Williamson 21, a Presbyterian draper from Co. Antrim, William W Tanner 20 a Church of Ireland draper from Co. Kerry, and William Browne 57, a Church of Ireland Land and Insurance Agent from Wexford.


I regret to say that none of these gentlemen married Wexford women so we do not know what became of them.


Mary Kate Moran 55, a confectioner from Parnell Street died in the County Hospital in 1942 of brain injuries caused by injuries received when she was cycling on public road on a pedal bicycle and collided with a pedestrian, this information is from the coroner Fintan M O’Connor, an inquest was held.


In 1945 Anastasia Moran 64, Hotel Proprietress, died in Parnell Street of blood pressure, Bridget Moran from Paul Quay registered the death.

Number 41

1901 Lawrence Busher: 1911 Sarah Codd.


1901 Lawrence Busher

In 1901 Laurence Busher, 41, a Tugmaster, lived in 41 Parnell Street with his wife Mary, 27, and their children Patrick 6, Walter 5, Joseph 4, and Margaret 1.


In 1894 Laurence Busher, a widowed sea captain married Mary Mernagh of Ballyboggan, Wexford in Barntown Roman Catholic Church, officiated by John M Browne CC. Laurence’s father was Clement Busher, a Master Mariner. Mary’s father was James Mernagh, a farmer. Witnesses were George Murphy and Lizzie Mernagh.


Laurence’s first wife had been Jane Redmond of the Faythe. They had married in 1876. They had two children Clement and Alice, but I can find no more about them. Jane died in 1893, in the Faythe.


In 1895 when Laurence and Mary’s son Patrick Busher was born the family was living in Parnell Street. Mary and Laurence went on to have Ellen in 1914 as well as the seven outlined in the 1911 census (Walter, Joseph, Margaret, Kathleen, Eileen, James and Mary), the family was living in Henrietta Street in 1911. Mary died, aged 41, on 27th November 1914 the day Ellen was born. Laurence died in Henrietta Street aged 70 in 1927.


1911 Sarah Codd

In 1911 Sarah Codd lived alone in 41 Parnell Street. Sarah was 29, married, and had and lost a baby. Her husband James is on a ship in Wexford Quay with about thirty other men under the Master of the Sailing Vessel William Humphreys from Liverpool.


In 1909 James Codd, 29, a sailor of Parnell Street married Sarah Williams, 28, of Parnell Street in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford officiated by Thomas Hore CC. Both fathers were master mariners and both were deceased: they were Joseph Codd and Michael Williams. The witnesses were Patrick Cogley and Bridget Byrne.


James and Sarah Codd had a baby boy in 1910. James is described as a Lightkeeper. The little baby lived for only a day.


Sarah nee Williams had a sister, Bridget, married to Henry Higginbotham living in 9 Parnell Street. Henry Higginbotham is a first cousin to Sarah’s husband James Codd. Henry’s parents lived in 37 Parnell Street. Two of James’ sisters lived next door in 39 Parnell Street. Please see 43 Parnell Street, Carr, for family connections.


James and Sarah’s children included Veronica 1912, Maria 1913, John 1915, and Josephine 1917. Sarah Codd died in 41 Parnell Street in 1940, she was 58, John Codd registered the death. A year later, in 1941 James Codd, 62, a retired lightship captain, died in the County Hospital.


Number 39

1901 Joseph Codd: 1911 Josephine Healy nee Codd


1901 Joseph Codd

In 1901 Joseph Codd, 74, Master Mariner, lived in Parnell Street with his wife Jane, 58, their son James, 19, a sailor, and their daughters Mary and Johanna.


In 1872 Joseph Codd, a widowed ship master, of Henrietta Street married Jane Carr of New Street in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford officiated by Walter Lambert CC. Joseph’s father was William Codd, deceased, a sailor. Jane’s father was James Carr a shipmaster. The witnesses were John Codd and Annie Carr.


To see family connections please see number 43 Carr. Mary Codd's sister Mary Higginbotham lived next door in number 37.


Mary Codd, born in 1865 in Henrietta Street, was the daughter of Joseph Codd’s first wife Catherine Cleary who died in 1870 aged 38.


When Joseph and Jane’s son William was born in 1873 the family was living in New Street; sadly baby William died in 1875. They had a daughter Johanna Clare (known as Josephine) born in 1884, their son James was born in New Street in 1879.


Joseph Codd, a ship-owner, died in 1906, aged 73, in Parnell Street. In 1910 Jane Codd died, aged 66, in Parnell Street.


1911 Josephine Healy nee Codd

In 1911 Josephine Healy, 26, lived in 39 Parnell Street with her daughter Moya, 1, and her sister Mary Codd, 38. Josephine’s husband Patrick Healy, 40, Ironmonger, born in King’s County, was in South Main Street with his brother Michael Healy, 30, single, also an ironmonger, his widowed mother Mary Healy, 66, born in Tipperary, and a 12 year-old cousin John McKenna from Tipperary, a scholar.


Josephine (Johanna Clare) Codd married Patrick Healy in 1908: Patrick, 34, was an ironmonger from North Main Street, his father was Edward Healy, a farmer, deceased.


Josephine and Patrick Healy had one more daughter, Annette, in 1912 born in Parnell Street. Moya, officially Mary Jane, was born in 1910.


An 1890 advert showed D J Healy, Wholesale and Retail Merchant, Wexford, had a Great Christmas Sale “see my windows”, “best value ever offered”.


In 1940 Nannette (Annette) Healy of full age, from Main Street Wexford, married Patrick O’Sullivan of full age, an engineer with an address of Ivy Hotel, Galway, in the Catholic Church, Wexford, officiated by John Sinnott Adm. Patrick’s father was James Francis O’Sullivan, a merchant. Their witnesses were J F O’Sullivan and Maureen Healy.


In 1945 Maureen (Moya?) Healy of full age, from North Main Street, married Thomas Hodnett, Auditor, of full age, from Luton, in the Catholic Church, Wexford, officiated by George J Murphy Adm. Their witnesses were James O’Sullivan and Mary Killean. Thomas’ father was Patrick Hodnett a commercial traveller. Thomas Hodnett died in 1994, Maureen in 2002. In 1973 their son Edmond married Gerardine Lowe in Wexford.


In 1951 Johanna Clare (Josephine) Healy of 3 St Ibar’s Villas, married, died in Ely Nursing Home, aged 67. In 1953 widowed Patrick Healy, retired hardware merchant, died aged 80 in St. Ibar’s Villas, T. Hodnett registered the death.

Number 37

1901 - 1911 William and Mary 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 William Higginbotham, 77, born in Dublin, an Irish Lights Pensioner, lived in 37 Parnell Street with his wife Mary, 60, and their daughter Mary, 30, born in Waterford.


Mary Higginbotham’s sister Jane Codd lived in number 39 next door. For family connections please see Carr number 43.


In 1853 William Higginbotham of Tusker Light House married Mary Carr in the Church of Ireland Kilsoran (?), Wexford, officiated by Hugh Stewart, Rector. William’s father was William Higginbotham a Navy Officer. Mary’s father was James Carr, Commander of Steamer. The witnesses were J H Combie, Mayor of Wexford and John Carr, Customs.


In 1897 their son 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. Bridget’s father is Michael Williams a Master Mariner. Witnesses are Martin White and Sarah Ellen White.


In 1901 Bridget Higginbotham lived in 9 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 1906 Mary Higginbotham, 72, died in Parnell Street, her son Joseph of Garnish, Cork, registered the death.


Joseph Higginbotham had married Winifred Friel of Killybegs, in Donegal. Joseph’s address was Whitegate Cork, he was a light keeper. In 1911 Winifred was staying with her parents and siblings in Howth, Dublin, she has had one baby, Robert Aiden, who died at 8 months on Rock Island at the Aran Islands, Galway. Her next baby, Mary Christine, was born later in 1911 at Castletown, Larne.


In 1908 William Higginbotham, 84, died at 37 Parnell Street. His daughter Mary Higginbotham of 37 Parnell Street registered the death.


In 1911 Henry Higginbotham and Bridget still lived in Parnell Street, they have 6 children - Nellie, Robert, John, Antoinette, William and Michael. They have another son, Nicholas, in 1913.


Mary Higginbotham, 53, still lives in Parnell Street. She died in 1941 aged 83, still in Parnell Street, her death was registered by William Higginbotham of Parnell Street.

Number 35

1901 Augusta Harriet Cooke: 1911 Luke Doyle


1901 Augusta Harriet Cooke

In 1901 the widowed Augusta Harriet Cooke, 61, a Lady, born in the Isle of Man, lived in 35 Parnell Street with her daughter Katharine Moloney, 32, widowed, a Lady, her son Henry Cooke, 31, a dentist, and their servant Alice Johnson aged 18.


In 1862 Augusta Harriet Hatton, gentlewoman, married William Cooke, a Minister of the Established Church in St Iberius Church of Ireland, officiated by Joseph Agar Clk. Her father was John Gordon Hatton, his father was William Cooke: both fathers had Esquire as profession.


In 1864 a baby girl is born to them living at Oulart. In 1867 William is born in Kilnemanagh, Co. Wexford as is Henry Harsburgh in 1868. Emily Georgina is born in 1870 at Barragh, Newtownbarry, Wexford.


William Cooke, 47, of Main Street Wexford, died in 1876.


Their daughter Katherine Augusta Cooke of Georges Street, married in 1890 John Joseph Moloney, of Arklow, a clerk in Bank of Ireland, in Rathaspick Church of Ireland officiated by Robert C Wade, Curate. John’s father was Michael Launcelot Moloney, Gentleman.


I cannot find a death for John Moloney.


In 1895 Emily Georgina Cooke married Richard William Topp, a Banker from Callan, in St Iberius Church of Ireland, Wexford, officiated by Henry W Hatton, possibly Emily’s uncle. Richard’s father is Richard William Topp, Royal Navy. The witnesses are presumably their parents, Augusta H Cooke and Richard W Topp, Royal Navy.


In 1901 Emily Topp, 30, lives with her husband, bank cashier Richard W, 35, in Mullingar with their 3 children Emily, Richard W, and William Henry aged 1, as well as a servant called Julie Monaghan.


In 1911 The Topp family lives in Ballinasloe with another daughter Catherine L, and 2 servants Annie Owers, 22, and Mary Murray, 16.


In 1911 Augusta Harriet Cooke, 72, Clergyman’s Widow, lived in Dublin with a servant called Mary Maguire, 46. In 1917 aged 79 Augusta Harriet Cook died in Omagh, her son-in-law R W Topp registered the death.


1911 Luke Doyle

In 1901 Luke Doyle, 44, a foreman fitter, lived next door at 33 Parnell Street with his wife Margaret, 47, their son John, 20, a Fitter, and Luke’s brother-in-law Joseph Buttler, 14, who was born in Liverpool.


In 1878 Luke Doyle, 21, a smith, of Barrack Street, married Margaret Hogan, 30, a milliner, of Main Street in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford, officiated by James Browne CC. Luke’s father was Martin Doyle, deceased, a smith. Margaret’s father was John Hogan, a farmer. The witnesses were Nicholas Malone and Kate Kinsilla.


They married on August 12th and I only say this because of the unusual difference in their ages: just three months later their only child John was born in Henrietta Street.


In 1911 Luke 54, and Margaret, 74, Doyle lived in number 35 Parnell Street with their son John, 33. They have a visitor - Mary Stafford, 56, possible Margaret’s sister or niece.


Margaret Doyle died aged 78 in 1913 living in Parnell Street, Mary Stafford of Parnell Street registered the death. This suggests that Margaret may have been ten years older on their marriage than was recorded.


A year later Luke Doyle aged 50 died in the County Infirmary. I can find nothing more about John Doyle.

Number 33

1901 Luke Doyle: 1911 James Neville


1901 Luke Doyle In 1901 Luke Doyle, 44, a foreman fitter, lived at 33 Parnell Street with his wife Margaret, 47, their son John, 20, a Fitter, and Luke’s brother-in-law Joseph Buttler, 14, who was born in Liverpool.


In 1878 Luke Doyle, 21, a smith, of Barrack Street, married Margaret Hogan, 30, a milliner, of Main Street in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford, officiated by James Browne CC. Luke’s father was Martin Doyle, deceased, a smith. Margaret’s father was John Hogan, a farmer. The witnesses were Nicholas Malone and Kate Kinsilla.


They married on August 12th and I only say this because of the unusual difference in their ages: just three months later their only child John was born in Henrietta Street.


In 1911 Luke 54, and Margaret, 74, Doyle lived next door in 35 Parnell Street with their son John, 33. They have a visitor - Mary Stafford, 56, possible Margaret’s sister or niece.


Margaret Doyle died aged 78 in 1913 living in Parnell Street, Mary Stafford of Parnell Street registered the death. This suggests that Margaret may have been ten years older on their marriage than was recorded.


A year later Luke Doyle aged 50 died in the County Infirmary. I can find nothing more about John Doyle.


1911 James Neville

In 1911 James Neville, 37, a railway signalman, lived in 33 Parnell Street with his wife Margaret. They had been married for eight years. In the house was their visitor Mary Ffrench, 37, and three boarders James Doyle 28, a telegraph lineman, Maurice O’Mahony 26, a railway clerk, and Lawrence Cranitch, 39.


In 1903 James Neville, 29, an assistant guard from Coolcots, married Margaret French, a domestic servant, from Waterloo Road in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by M Byrne CC. James’ father was Walter Neville, a labourer, and Margaret’s father was Robert French, a labourer. Their witnesses were William Quinlisk and Catherine French.


In 1948 Margaret Neville died, aged 72, in 15 William Street James Neville registered the death. In 1949 James Neville died, aged 76, in John Street, Stasia Neville registered the death.

Number 31

1901 Margaret Loughman: 1911 John Leary


1901 Margaret Loughman

In 1901 Mary Ann Loughman, 52, a widowed midwife, lived in Parnell Street with her son William J, 26, a printer compositor, who had been born in America. Also in the house were Mary Anne’s niece and nephew Mary Anne Kavanagh, 23, and James Kavanagh, 23, a drapers assistant and a boarder called Margaret Whelan aged 78.


In 1872 Michael Loughman, 25, a Gaol Warden from Kilurin, married Mary Anne Kavanagh, 23, from Ballycapoken (?) in the Roman Catholic Chapel Mulrankin, Bridgetown, Wexford, officiated by John Codd CC. Michael’s father was William Loughman a vetinary surgeon. Mary Anne’s father was James Kavanagh, a farmer. Witnesses were Patrick Kavanagh and Sarah Sinnott.


The Kavanagh twins, Mary Anne and James, were born in 1877 at Ballycapogue (?), Bridgetown, to Patrick Kavanagh and Margaret Sutton.


Patrick and Margaret had married in 1874. Patrick’s father was James Kavanagh so he and Mary Anne Loughman were siblings.


I could find nothing further about any of the people in this 1901 entry.


1911 John O’Leary

Not related to Leary in 3 or 26 Parnell Street

In 1911 John O’Leary, 46, a sawyer, lived in Parnell Street with his wife Bridget, 43, his widowed mother-in-law Ellen Creighton, 83, and nine children, Maudie 16, Nellie 12, James 10, Harrey 8, John 7, Lillie 5, twins Annie and Bridie 3, and Mosie 2.


In 1892 John Leary, 25, a labourer from Castlebridge married Bridget Creighton, 23, from Selskar in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Edward Aylward Adm. John’s father was James Leary, a labourer, deceased, Bridget’s father was Henry Creighton, a farmer, deceased. Their witnesses were Edward Leary and Annie Redmond.


In 1901 John O’Leary, 34, a sawyer, lived in Selskar Street with his wife Bridget, 30, his mother-in-law Ellen Creighton, 73, and three children Maudie 6, Ellen 3, and infant James.


Twins Bridget Josephine and Anna Maria Leary were the first of their children to be born in Parnell Street, in 1909, Mary Murphy of High Street registered the birth.


Ellen Creighton, 72, widow, died in Parnell Street in 1916, her granddaughter Maud O’Leary of Parnell Street registered the death.


In 1942 Moses O’Leary, 31, a printer from Maudlintown, married Margaret Roche, 28, from 25 Maudlintown, in the Catholic church Wexford, officiated by Michael J O’Neill CC. Moses’ father was deceased, Margaret’s father was Martin Roche in the Irish Lights service. Their witnesses were James O’Leary and Annette Roche.

Number 29

1901 Michael Williams: 1911 George Williams


These Williams families are not related.


1901 Michael Williams

Mary Williams lived in 28 Parnell Street in 1911.

Mary Williams nee Quinn is probably a sister of Sarah Byrne in 27 Parnell Street and, perhaps, of Catherine Quinn who boarded with Edward Redmond in 13 Parnell Street in 1901.


In 1901 Michael Williams, 61, Master Mariner, lived in Parnell Street with his wife Mary, five children - James 26, a mariner, Katie 20, Sarah 19, a dressmaker, Michael 17, iron fitter, John 14, painter, and Ellen Williams, 88, widowed and described as a “relative” but in reality Michael’s mother.


In 1869 Michael Williams, 30, a Mariner of William Street married Mary Quinn, 25, of the Quay in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford, officiated by James Roche PP. Michael’s father was Peter Williams, sailor, deceased. Mary’s father was James Quinn, a mariner. The witnesses were Martin White and Mary Cullen.


When their son James was born in 1874 the family was living in New Street.


James Codd married Sarah Williams in 1909 and they lived in Parnell Street.


In 1907 Michael Williams married Christina Murphy and they lived in Byrne’s Lane.


1911 George Williams

In 1911 George Williams, 48, a Methodist blacksmith from Wales, lived in 29 Parnell Street with his wife Anna, 38 from Co. Kilkenny. They had been married for one year. A boarder, Walter Donnan, 18, Church of Ireland, a clerk from Co. Galway lived with them.


I can find nothing more about the Williams family.


Walter Donnan was born in 1892, in Moylough, Galway, to Charles H Donnan, a constable of police, and Susan Ashe.


In 1923 Walter Donnan, a motor store keeper, from 26 May Street, Drogheda, married Millicent Graham in St Anne’s parish Church of Ireland, Dublin, officiated by John W Crozier. Millicent’s father was Robert Graham, a painter, Walter’s father is now a clerk of petty sessions. Their witnesses were Myra Murphy and John King.

Number 27

1901 Sarah Byrne: 1911 Pat Gordon


1901 Sarah Byrne

Sarah Byrne nee Quinn is probably a sister of Mary Williams in 29 Parnell Street and, perhaps, of Catherine Quinn who boarded with Edward Redmond in 13 Parnell Street in 1901.

In 1901 Sarah Byrne, 50, widowed, lived 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.


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


I cannot find Annie Byrne. 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.


1911 Pat Gordon

1901 lived at 14A, needs work

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.


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.

One of the houses between numbers 25 and 17 was empty in 1901, I have chosen to make 25 empty, this is just a guess so if I am incorrect please let me know.

Number 25

1901 Empty: 1911 William Piggott

1901 Empty


1911 William Piggott

In 1911 William Piggott, 52, from Tipperary, a retired police inspector in London, lived in 25 Parnell Street with his wife Elizabeth, 35, and their two children William F 6, and John J, 1.


I cannot find a marriage for William and Elizabeth Piggott nee Newport.


Their son William Francis was born in 1905 in William Street; followed by twins Edward John and Richard James in 1906 - the twins lived for less than three weeks. Margaret Mary was born in Parnell Street in 1907 but she too lived for only a month. John James was born in 1909, followed in 1910 by Ita Elizabeth Geraldine who lived for only nine days. Gerald was born in 1913 in Parnell Street and died three weeks later. In 1915 George was born in Parnell Street.


In 1943 William Piggott, 84, married, died in 25 Parnell Street of cardiac failure.


I can find nothing more about this family.

Number 23

1901 William Donnolly: 1911 Martin Murphy


1901 William Donnolly

In 1901 William Donnelly, 35, house carpenter, lived in 23 Parnell Street with his wife Mary, 34, their son John aged 2, their infant daughter Catherine, and a lodger, Jane Carley, a widowed pensioner aged 50.


In 1896 William Donnelly, 30, a carpenter from Michael Street married Mary Furlong, 29, from Maudlintown in the Roman Catholic Chapel Wexford officiated by Thomas O’Connor CC. William’s father is John Donnelly, a Sawyer. Mary’s father is John Furlong, deceased, a Sailor. The witnesses are John Doyle and Maggie Dempsey.


When their son John was born in 1899 the couple were living in Parnell Street.


In 1911 Mary was widowed and working as a laundress. She had moved to Green Street with her four children and her cousin Annie Murphy aged 19. I have been unable to find William’s death.


Jane Carley, the lodger from 1901 was living in a shared house in 1911, still in Parnell Street. As Jane Kehoe she had married Richard Carley, a sailor from the Faythe in 1871. Richard died in 1874.


1911 Martin Murphy

In 1911 Martin Murphy, 80, a widowed ship carpenter, lived in 23 Parnell Street with his daughter Margaret Murphy, 53, and another daughter Mary E Murphy, 35, who was born in Kingston Co. Dublin, and his grandson Martin Murphy, 15, an engineer fitter at works who was born in Liverpool. The census showed that Martin Murphy Snr. had been married for 46 years and had twelve children, four were still living.


In 1901 the family had lived in Trinity Street: Martin 68, a shipwright his wife Mary 66, a dressmaker, their unmarried son Peter 35, a shipwright, and their unmarried daughters Margaret 37, a milliner, and Ellen 26, a dressmaker, and their grandchildren Elizabeth 7, and Martin 5.


In 1893 Patrick Murphy 28, a coachbuilder from Trinity Street, married Lizzie Murphy 25, aa dressmaker from Trinity Street, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Thomas O’Connor CC. Lizzie’s father was Edward Murphy, a sailor. Their witnesses were Patrick Nolan and Kate Browne.


In 1893 Elizabeth was born in Trinity Street, followed in 1895 by Martin.


I cannot find more children, nor can I find their parents in the censuses.


In 1903 Mary Murphy, 60, died in Trinity Street. Martin, 72, died in 1911 in Parnell Street of bronchitis, his daughter Maggie Murphy registered the death.

Number 21

1901 Cornelius Hanrahan: 1911 Mary Hall


1901 Cornelius hanrahan

In 1901 Cornelius Hanrahan, 46, from Kerry, a retired RIC Sergt, lived in 21 Parnell Street with his wife Bridget, 43, from Kilkenny, and thier 8 children. Cornelius 17, Mary, Bridget A, Nellie, Denis J, Catherine, Anna M, Martin C age 3.


I cannot find a marriage for Cornelius Hanrahan and Bridget Heaver. When Martin, the youngest, was born the family was living in High Street.


In 1911 the family had moved to 15 Parnell Street. Mary 23, was a clerk, Bridget Anne 22, a dressmaker, Nellie 21, a milliner, and Denis Joseph 19, a fitter. The younger were at school. Cornelius is missing.


In 1912 Denis, aged 21, died. He was a Fitter and lived at Parnell Street.


In 1922 Mary Hanrahan married William Quirke in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Lawrence O’Toole, Dublin City officiated by (Rev) John Flood CC. Both gave an address at 34 Blythe Av., Church Road, Dublin. William is Ex RIC, his father is Daniel Quirke, Farmer. The witnesses are Dan Quirke and Ellen Hanrahan.


In 1930 Martin Hanrahan, a mechanic, living at 20 Ivar Street on North Circular Rd, Dublin, married Delia Josephine Garrett, a nurse from New Ross. Delia’s father was William Garrett, butcher. The witnesses were William Quirke and Ellen Molloy.


In 1935 Cornelius Hanrahan, died, aged 80, in Parnell Street. William Quirke, son-in-law, registered the death. William’s address is 20 Ivar St in Dublin.


The next year, 1936, Bridget Hanrahan, aged 79, died in Parnell Street. Her daughter Anna Hanrahan of Parnell Street registered the death.


1911 Mary Hall

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


Mary might be a daughter-in-law to John and May Hall who lived in 18 Parnell Street in 1901.


I have been unable to find more about John and May Hall or about Mary Hall.



Number 19

1901 Pat Carty: 1911 James Dunne


1901 Pat Carty

In 1901 Patrick Carty, 60, Sea Captain, lived in 19 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 1911 Patrick Joseph Carty, 38, Master Mariner, lived in 18 Parnell Street with his wife Margaret, 29, and their three children - Margaret Mary, 7, Kathleen, 4, and Patrick Joseph, an infant.


The Carty family lived in Parnell street for the birth of their three children and were still there when Margaret Carty died in 1914 aged 31.


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.


1911 James Dunne

This family connects with the Delaneys in numbers 32, 50, and 54 Parnell Street. Not related to the Dunnes in 24 and 40 Parnell Street.

In 1911 James Dunne 35, a Colour Sergt the R S Regt, born in India, lived in 19 Parnell Street with his wife Katherine 30, their children Margan Josephine 5, Thomas Patrick 4, Kathleen Mary 3, Elizabeth Lilian 1 (born in Co. Tipperary), and his widowed mother-in-law Margaret Delaney aged 70.


In 1904 James Dunne, 28, a Colour Sergeant 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, of the Military Barracks Wexford, married Kate Delaney of full age, dressmaker, of 19 Parnell Street in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by Thomas Clancy CC. James’ father was Thomas Dunne, deceased, a Colour Sergeant in the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, Kate’s father was Richard Delaney, pensioner. Their witnesses were Thomas McHale and Margaret Mary Roche.


Another two children were born in Parnell Street, Richard Joseph Kevin in 1912 (James Dunne is described as a postman) and Theresa Evelina in 1917 - James Dunne is a Sergeant Major in the Post Office Rifles.


A headstone in Crosstown tells us that Sergt. Major James Dunne of Parnell St, 8th City of London Batt Post Office Rifles, died on the 1st March 1918 at Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot aged 42 years.

His wife Katherine died June 5th 1944 aged 62 years. Their beloved eldest daughter Margaret died 16th Nov. 1986.


In 1932 Elizabeth Lilian Dunne, 23, of Parnell Street, married Denis Radford, 29, Clerical worker from Old Pound, in the Catholic church, Wexford, officiated by George J Murphy CC. Denis’s father was John Radford, a saddler. Their witnesses were Laurence Radford and Margaret Dunne.


In 1937 Kathleen Dunne, 29, Teacher, of 19 Parnell Street, married James Flanagan, 27, a Fitter, of 11 Sth Main Street in the Catholic church Wexford officiated by GJ Murphy Clergyman. James’ father was William Flanagan a fitter. Their witnesses were Edmond Norton and Evelyn Dunne.


In 1938 Evelyn Dunne of Parnell Street Wexford married John O’Leary, postman, of Hill Street Wexford, in the Catholic church of the University, Dublin, officiated by John Flavin. John’s father was James O’Leary, Merchant. Their witnesses were Edward Kehoe and Marion O’Leary.


In 1938 Thomas Dunne, 31, mate on SS Menapia, of 19 Parnell Street married Helena Czoske, 30, also of 19 Parnell Street in the Catholic church, wexford, officated by Geo. J Murphy, clergyman. Helena’s father was August Czoske, Customs. Their witnesses were John Delaney and Margaret Dunne.

Number 17

1901 John Smyth: 1911 Richard Ennis


1901 John Smyth

In 1901 John Smyth, 31, constable RIC, born in Fermanagh, lived in 17 Parnell Street with his wife Margaret, 27, born in Armagh, and their 2 children John H, 2, and James F Quin, an infant.


In 1911 another child has been added but the family lived in Upper Kyle, Margaret is widowed and is now working as a National School Teacher.


In 1897 John Smyth, RIC, living at Coolgrainey, Inch, married schoolmistress Margaret Quin of Ballycarney in the Church of Ireland, Ballycarney, Enniscorthy, officiated by T E Rudd. John’s father is John Smyth, farmer. Margaret’s father is James Morrison Quin, farmer. Their witnesses were T Alex Rudd and W J Kennedy.


In 1898 John and Margaret are living in Parnell Street when their son John Herbert is born, and are still in Parnell Street on the births in 1900 of James Frederick and in 1902 of Thomas George Coyne.


John Smyth’s 1904 death certificate describes him as a retired constable RIC as his ailment, phithisis (like pneumonia) had been of three years duration. John was 35. Oddly enough the death was registered by Edward Hickey of South Main Street who “caused the body to be buried”. (There is an Edward Hickey in 1901 who is also an RIC constable.)


I cannot find anything more about this family.


1911 Richard Ennis

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.


In 1901 his father 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.

Number 15

1901 William Murphy: 1911 Cornelius Hanrahan


1901 William Murphy

In 1901 William Murphy, 32, watchmaker, lived in 15 Parnell Street with his wife Margaret, 36, and two young boarders William Wallace aged 10 and Mary Anne Wallace aged 9. Margaret was born in Co. Tipperary, all the others were born in Queen’s County (Laois). The family are Church of Ireland.


I cannot find any more details.

By 1911 they have moved to William Street. They are 15 years married and have no children.


1911 Cornelius Hanrahan

In 1911 the family lived in 15 Parnell Street. Mary 23, was a clerk, Bridget Anne 22, a dressmaker, Nellie 21, a milliner, and Denis Joseph 19, a fitter. The younger were at school. Cornelius is missing.


In 1912 Denis, aged 21, died. He was a Fitter and lived at Parnell Street.


In 1922 Mary Hanrahan married William Quirke in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Lawrence O’Toole, Dublin City officiated by (Rev) John Flood CC. Both gave an address at 34 Blythe Av., Church Road, Dublin. William is Ex RIC, his father is Daniel Quirke, Farmer. The witnesses are Dan Quirke and Ellen Hanrahan.


In 1930 Martin Hanrahan, a mechanic, living at 20 Ivar Street on North Circular Rd, Dublin, married Delia Josephine Garrett, a nurse from New Ross. Delia’s father was William Garrett, butcher. The witnesses were William Quirke and Ellen Molloy.


In 1935 Cornelius Hanrahan, died, aged 80, in Parnell Street. William Quirke, son-in-law, registered the death. William’s address is 20 Ivar St in Dublin.


The next year, 1936, Bridget Hanrahan, aged 79, died in Parnell Street. Her daughter Anna Hanrahan of Parnell Street registered the death.


In 1901 Cornelius Hanrahan, 46, from Kerry, a retired RIC Sergt, lived in 23 Parnell Street with his wife Bridget, 43, from Kilkenny, and thier 8 children. Cornelius 17, Mary, Bridget A, Nellie, Denis J, Catherine, Anna M, Martin C age 3.


I cannot find a marriage for Cornelius Hanrahan and Bridget Heaver. When Martin, the youngest, was born the family was living in High Street.


Number 13

1901 Edward Redmond: 1911 Edward Redmond


1901 Edward Redmond

Catherine Quinn who boarded with Edward Redmond in 13 Parnell Street in 1901 is perhaps a sister of Sarah Byrne nee Quinn in 27 Parnell Street who is probably a sister of Mary Williams in 29 Parnell Street.

In 1901 Edward Redmond, 44, plasterer and slater, lived in 13 Parnell Street with his wife Mary, 4 children (William, John, Edward, Stephen), his sister and a boarder. The family still lived in Parnell Street in 1911. This Redmond family is not related to any other Redmond family living in Parnell Street.


In 1882 Edward Redmond, 26, a mason from Barrack Street, married Mary Redmond, 22, dressmaker, of King Street, in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel officiated by Thomas O’Connor CC. Edward’s father was William* Redmond deceased (*the name ‘Stephen’ was struck out), a sailor and Mary’s father was John Redmond also sailor. Their witnesses were Francis Quirke and Kate Redmond.


Their eldest son William was born in 1883 in King Street, their youngest Stephen 1896 was also born in King Street.


In 1917 Edward Redmond, 23, Solicitor’s assistant, of Parnell Street, married Agnes Furlong, of full age, from John Street, in the Roman Catholic Church of Wexford officiated by Matthew Wickham CC. Agnes’ father was Thomas Furlong (deceased), a butcher. Their witnesses were Richard Butler and Frances Furlong.


In 1917 their twin daughters were born at Commercial Quay. The family moved to John Street, Paul Quay and then to St Ibar’s Villas where, in 1926 aged 32, Edward Redmond died.


Edward Redmond senior died in 1922, aged 60, at Parnell Street.


In 1929 Stephen Redmond, 30, an operator, of Parnell Street, married Margaret White of Lady’s Island, Carne, in the Roman Catholic Church of Lady’s Island officiated by Sylvester Cullen PP. Her father was Philip White, a labourer, their witnesses were John Byrne and Nellie White.


In 1930 Mary Redmond died, aged 67, at Parnell Street. Her daughter-in-law Agnes Redmond registered the death. Agnes was still living at St Ibar’s.


In 1955 Stephen Redmond, printer, of Parnell Street, died aged 58.


I cannot locate William or John Redmond after 1901.

Number 11

1901 - 1911 Mary Redmond


In 1901 widow Mary Redmond, 68, lived in 11 Parnell Street with her grown up children William, 36, (a machinist at Iron planing and Shaping), Maurice 34 (Labourer in Iron Works), and Sarah, 26. The family was still there in 1911. Daughter Mary Ellen, 27, a National Teacher, lodged with Bridget McElroy and her daughters at Danescastle, Co. Wexford and was still with them in 1911. This Redmond family is not related to any other Redmond family living in Parnell Street.


In January 1864 Morriss Redmond, widower, a labourer from King Street, married Mary Clooney, of King Street, in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel officiated by Martin Larkin CC. Morriss’s father was Darby Redmond a farmer, deceased, while Mary’s father was James Clooney a carpenter.


Their son William was born in 1864 in King Street as was Morice James in 1866. Mary Ellen was born in 1869. They still lived in Upper King Street when Sarah was born in March in 1872. But Morriss, the father, died in August 1871 leaving Mary a widow with a posthumous child.


In 1911 Mary Redmond 78, a widow, lived in 11 Parnell Street with her sons William 46, an iron plancer and chaper in Works and Maurice 44, an iron punching machine in Works, and her daughter Sarah Redmond 39.


Mary Redmond died in Parnell Street in 1925 aged 90, her daughter Mary Ellen Redmond registered the death.


In 1933 William Redmond died aged 69 in Parnell Street, his sister Mary E Redmond registered the death.


When Maurice Joseph Redmond died at 11 Parnell Street in 1951 aged 85, a neighbour Annie Malone of The Faythe registered his death.


Mary Ellen Redmond died at 11 Parnell Street in 1954 aged 85, the death was registered by Frances Daly of 31 Parnell Street.


I can find nothing more of Sarah Redmond.

Number 9

1901 Martin O’Connor: 1911 Henry Higginbottom


1901 Martin O’Connor. Not related to O’Connor in 42 Parnell Street.

In 1901 Martin O’Connor, a baker, lived in 9 Parnell Street with his wife Mary and their 7 children. They went on to have 9 children. Edward who died aged 8, Catherine, Ellen/Eileen married printer Edward Bale, James, Martin, Mary Frances, Peter became a baker and married Mary Keyes of King Street in 1936, Annie and John.


In 1884 Martin Connors, 21, a baker, from Selsker married Mary Blake, of Parnell Street in the Roman Catholic Chapel in Wexford officiated by Luke Doyle Adm. Martin’s father was Edward Connors, a baker. Mary’s parents were James Blake, a Master Mariner, and his wife Catherine. The witnesses were John Creighton and ? Rossiter.


Mary Blake’s mother Catherine died in 1876 in New Street. When Mary’s father Martin died in 1896 the street was called Parnell Street.


After marriage Martin and Mary lived in Parnell Street and their children (Edward, Catherine, Ellen, James, Martin, Mary, Peter, and Annie 1903) were all born there, John was born in Mary Street in 1907. By 1911 the family had moved to Upper King Street.


1911 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 1911 Henry Higginbotham 47, born in Co. Waterford, Mate in Lightship, lived in 9 Parnell Street with his wife Bridget 39, and their children Nellie 12, Robert 10, John 8, Antoinette 5, William 3, and Michael 1.


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 was William Higginbotham, Irish Lights, Bridget’s father was Michael Williams a Master Mariner. Witnesses were Martin White and Sarah Ellen White.


In 1901 Bridget Higginbotham lived in 9 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.


Widowed Bridget Higginbotham died in 1941 aged 70, of cardiac failure, in 9 Parnell Street, Sarah Higginbotham of 29 William Street registered the death. The only death record for Henry Higginbotham (and it might not be the right one) was in 1921, aged 57, married, Master South Rock Lightship at Portaferry Co. Down, registered by John Beringer of South Rock.

Number 7

1901 - 1911 John Sherwood


1901 John Sherwood

In 1901 John Sherwood, a clerk, aged 51, lived in 7 Parnell Street with his wife Esther, 38, their seven children and a servant called Kate Tobin, 39.


I cannot find more about Kate Tobin.


In 1883, in Co. Cavan, John Sherwood, a sub constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, of full age, married Esther Victoria Sarah Atwell, aged 20 in the Church of Ireland Parish Church of Kiluron, Co. Cavan officiated by William Henry Stone. John’s father was Richard Sherwood, farmer. Esther’s father was James Balfour Atwell of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Esther’s mother was called Betty. Their witnesses were James Balfour Atwell and Edward Sherwood.


In 1884 their son Richard Atwell Sherwood was born in the Crossabeg district. In 1900 their son Joseph was born at Parnell Street, John Sherwood is described as a ‘clerk, pensioner RIC’. On the 1895 birth of their daughter Victoria he was a policeman. No doubt this change of profession caused the change of address.


In 1911 John Sherwood 61, a pensioner RIC, born in Kings County, lived in 7 Parnell Street with his wife Esther Victoria Sarah 48, from County Waterford, they have been married for 27 years and eight of their nine children are still alive, living with them are their sons Albert 17, a post office clerk, and Joseph 10, and their daughter Margaret Elenor aged 8.


John and Esther’s children were Richard Atwell, John Christopher, James Balfour (a moulder, in 1926, of 7 Parnell Street, married Florence Hettie Rogers), Elizabeth, Albert (in 1928, a post office official married Mary Ellen Devereaux, also a post office official, of Rochestown, Drinagh), Victoria Mary, Joseph and Margaret Eleanor (in 1931, of 7 Parnell Street, she married the widowed teacher Gerald Bruce Parkinson of Kent).


In 1927 John Sherwood of Parnell Street, died aged 78. Esther Sherwood died in 1945, at Parnell Street, aged 86, Elizabeth Sherwood of 7 Parnell Street registered the death.


Number 5

1901 Thomas Larke: 1911 empty


1901 Thomas Larke

In 1893 Frank Larke, 23, printer, of Carrigeen, Wexford and formerly of England, married Margaret Mary Coddde, 19, of Crescent Quay in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel officiated by P. M. O’Leary CC. Frank’s father was Frederick William Larke, a shoemaker his mother was Jessie Eliza Harrison. Margaret’s father was Pierce Codde, a boat owner, her mother was Mary Walsh. Their witnesses were William E Turner and Katie Codde. William Turner was also a printer. In the English 1891 census Frank Larke is living with his parents and described as a Journeyman Printer. Frank and William were from the same part of England and, both being printers, probably knew one another before arriving in Wexford.


In 1901 Frank Larke, 30, lived in 5 Parnell Street with his wife Margaret and two children - the youngest, Josephine, born in March 1899 to an address in New Street. It is interesting that Mary Codd of Crescent Quay (where they lived when their eldest was born) is the one who registers all of the births suggesting that she is Margaret’s mother or sister.


In 1910 their daughter Margaret was born in Parnell Street but by 1911 they had moved to the Faythe with six children.


1911 Empty


Number 3

1901 William Leary: 1911 Patrick Dolan


1901 William Leary

Not related to Leary in 26 or 31 Parnell Street.

In 1901 William Leary, 25, a poultry dealer, lived in 3 Parnell Street with his wife Anastasia, 25, and their daughters Annie, 1, and Mariannie, an infant. Also in the house were Anastasia’s father Patrick Fortune, 66, a widower and a pensioner from the light ship service, and her brothers Joseph Fortune, 28 a sailor, and Stephen Fortune, 19 a fitter.


Patrick Fortune, sailor, had married Annie Larkin, both of the Faythe, in 1868, in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel officiated by Thomas Busher CC. Patrick’s father was John Fortune, deceased, an engineer. Annie’s father was Stephen Larkin, a pilot. Stephen Larkin died in 1878.


In January 1899 William Joseph Leary, 22, of John Street married Anastasia Fortune, 22, of New Street in Wexford Roman Catholic Chapel, officiated by Thomas Clancy CC. William was a fowl dealer. His father Thomas was a labourer. Anastasia had no occupation. Her father Patrick Fortune was a sailor. Their witnesses were James Redmond and Margaret Golden.


The couple had moved from Parnell Street to John’s Street by the time Mary Jane was born in May of 1902. In 1911 Patrick Fortune, aged 90, was living with them in John’s Street along with their eight children. Patrick Fortune died in 1918 aged 86.


1911 Patrick Dolan

In 1911 Patrick Dolan 37, a constable in the RIC from Co. Westmeath, lived in 3 Parnell Street with his wife Mary, 27, from Dublin, and their daughter Maggie Mary aged 1.


In 1909 Patrick Dolan RIC constable living in Georges Street, Wexford, married Mary Murphy from Furrey Park, Raheny, in the Catholic church of the Visitation Fairview, Dublin, officiated by James Nolan CC. Patrick’s father was Michael Dolan, a farmer, Mary’s father was Patrick Murphy, a farmer. Their witnesses were Jeremiah Fogarty and Hannah Murphy.


In 1911 Ellen Mary was born in Parnell Street, but the family had moved to Carrick by the time Michael John Aidan was born in 1917.











































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