I am looking to find my Grandfathers family. His name was John Shea or O'Shea he was born in 1862/3 in Cahersiveen. He joined the army as a young boy and I am guessing that he must have served for few years as I can't find any trace of him, until he married my Grandmother Susan Rae in Glasgow 1901. Where he states that his parents were John O'Shea and Ellen Lynch both deceased. He died in Glasgow in 1939. He spoke of having a sister who went to America name of Mary or Margaret, No date. They had 7 Children that survived, names are Mary, Patrick, John, Henry Flood, (my father) Nora Lynch, Michael and Cornelious..  I am hoping that someone has a story that could be his family.. 

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Date of Birth 1st Jan 1863
Date of Death 24th Sep 1939
Townland born Cahersiveen
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Susan Rae
Place & Date of Marriage in Glasgow 1901
Father (First Name/s and Surname) John O'Shea
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Ellen/Eleanore Lynch
Place of Death Glasgow
Number of Children 7
Names of Children Mary, Patrick, John, Henry Flood, (my father) Nora Lynch, Michael and Cornelious
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  •  Thank you for your query.Ihave checked the church records for Cahersiveen for Sheas and Lynch.

    Ididn't find any births for your couple John Shea and Ellen Lynch.

    I did  find births  for these couples Patrick Shea b1852 and Mary born 1863 children

    of Mick Shea and Bridget Lynchof Killoe townland.John Shea b1854 son of Jerh Shea and Nora Lynch

    of Dooneen. Daniel Shea son of Tom Shea and Betty Lynch born 1870 in Gortnagree.Con Shea b 1866

    son of Dermot Shea and Nora Lynch.All these may be relations of yours.With every good wish.

    Pat O'Leary.

    patrickjoseph35, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 3rd March 2022 05:32PM
  • Thank you for your response, I don't know how to prove that any of these are who I am looking for.

    What I forgot to mention is that I have my Grandfathers WW2 discharge papers as he joined the Royal Engineers,  Sapper, in1917 L,W & D. WR328097. John was discharged in 1918 being no longer fit for war service aged 55. I have also found attestation papers for John Shea Caherciveen but there is no family name except on one he states he is living with Michael Murphy with Shea written above Murphy. High Street Caherciveen. 

     I have also found a Death record of John and Ellen O'Shea in Killognaveen John O'Shea Farmer died January 6th 1886 age 86 and Ellen O'Shea Febuary 12th, 1886.(No Maiden name) Patrick O'Shea their Son was with both at their death.. I don't know if these are my Great Grandparents but I can't find any documentation for them.. 

    I don't know if you can help me any further with this informaton.

    Kind regards

    Patricia Lake.


    Sunday 20th March 2022 12:50AM

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