Anne Dillon Barrett (1857-1889) aka Miss ‘Nannie’ Barrett of Carrick on Shannon, married a grocer, John Pettit (1857–1909) of Granard, on April 6, 1880.

Both were children of successful merchants; both were the third child in the family, and both had fathers already deceased.

The couple were married by John’s brother, the Rev. Fr. Dennis Pettit

Granard lies just south-east of Carrick.

As it turned out, Nannie was the only Carrick Barrett to marry, and so it was her Barrett-Pettit children that would go on to inherit Carrick on Shannon’s “P.Barrett & Co.” Her father was Patrick Barrett Esq. who was born in Finnor near Croghan, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Her mother, Anne Dillon of Ballaghadereen, was a first cousin of the infamous John Blake Dillon (1816-1866) of Ballaghdereen. 

Children of Annie Barrett & John Pettit:


Thomas Dillon Pettit           26 Jun 1881–1916 

Patrick Stanislaus Pettit      13  Nov 1882–1957  emigrated to Canada


John A. 'Jack' Pettit       May 1884 – 1932 a solicitor in Carrick on Shannon

Dennis  RIP    Aug 1885

Christina  RIP    Sep 1886

Agnes Mary Pettit        Jan 1888–1960 late of Dunloe Castle Killarney

Cecile  RIP    June 1889

On July 5th, 1889, Nannie (née Barrett) ‘dearly beloved wife of John Pettit’ died age 30. Her untimely death seems to have followed soon after the birth of her 7th baby, Cecilia. Her death notice was published in the American-Irish newspaper. She was buried with the Pettit family in Granard Old Graveyard (plot 316, Section A). Baby Cecilia Pettit died from Diahorrea, age 1 year and 5 months. She died in Cortobber in the care of her relatives there it would appear. Dora Shannon was present.

John Pettit, now a widower with  4 young children, soon remarried. Anne's children went to live with her only surviving sibling at the shop in Carrick on Shannon.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1857
Date of Death 5th Jul 1889
Associated Building (s) P. Barrett & Co. CARRICK ON SHANNON Finnor House Pettits GRANARD  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Anne Dillon, daughter of Charles & Celia Dillon of Cloonavullaun, near Ballaghadereen.
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Patrick Barrett Esq. of Finnor, Croghan, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. VIEW SOURCE
Townland born Bridge Street, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Place & Date of Baptism Kiltoghert 1857
Names of Siblings John Dillon Barrett 1852 – 1880 | Mary Jane Imelda Barrett 1855–1904 | Belinda Barrett 1861–1873 | Agnes Barrett 1862–1938 | Matthew Joseph Barrett 1862-1916 | Patrick Barrett Jr 1865-1866
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) John Pettit of Granard 1857-1909 VIEW SOURCE
Names of Children Thomas Dillon Pettit 1881–1916 | Patrick Stanislaus Pettit 1882–1957 | John A. 'Jack' Pettit 1884 – 1932 | Agnes Mary 'Addie' Pettit 1888–1960 VIEW SOURCE
Place of Death Granard, Co. Longford
New Type Paternal Grandfather: John Barrett Esq. of Finnor VIEW SOURCE
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