Hi, I am trying to reach the Clontuskert Heritage Group. They have an excellent web site, Clontuskert.com, . Unfortunately, their email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, is no longer valid. There is a reference that they have morphed into Ireland XO. So contacting you per my request below.
In the townland write up on Kellysgrove (The Parish of Clontuskert - Glimpses into its Past page 460 see below), it is mentioned that Lord Clancarty in 1851 paid passage for some tenants to America. Is there a historical document that lists the specific names ?
This timeframe corresponds to when my GGF Daniel Kenny came to New Jersey. Through my DNA testing, it looks like Daniel was the son of Michael Kenny 1799-1870 and Mary Kilroe from Clontuskert.
Thanks and stay safe,
According to the Tithe Applotment Books of 1823, Dennis Kelly was the only tithe payer at that time. The Kelly tenants were Mullery, Flannelly, Hanlon, Kenny, Berrane, McGuinness, Mc Daniel, McClean, Coolahan, Burke, Flynn, Ashe, Egan, Tracey, Rowe, Leonard, McManus, Larkin, Coates, Hynes, Cunningham, McDermott, Flanagan, Reilly, and Dennison. The estate was purchased by Lord Clancarty in 1851 under the Encumbered Estates Act. In the same year he paid the passages to America for a number of people who had been tenants on the Kellysgrove property