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Name: Patrick BROWN


Birth: abt 1818 Of Croom, Limerick, Ireland


Spouse: Kathrine/Cathrine KENNEDY


Birth: 1818 Of Croom, Limerick, Ireland

Death: 12 Jan 1881 68 Maitland St., Glasgow, Scotland


Mother: Cathrine CARROL




1 F: Elizabeth Slvia BROWN

Birth: 1 Jun 1834 Adare, County Limerick, Ireland

Death: 14 Mar 1903 11 Kelvindale St., Glasgow, Scotland

Spouse: George HOLLY

Marriage: 20 Jul 1853 St. Munchins Church, Limerick, Ireland


2 M: John Kennedy

Birth: 25 Jan 1839 Ireland


3 F: Brigida BROWN

Birth: 23 Apr 1836 Adare, County Limerick, Ireland


4 F: Ellenam BROWN

Birth: 26 Dec 1841 Adare, County Limerick, Ireland


5 M: Thoma BROWN

Birth: 1 Jan 1838


Notes for Kathrine/Cathrine KENNEDY

Listed in 1861 Census (Scotland) as a 46 year old widow born in Ireland, living with George Holley and her daughter Eliza Brown Holley.


District of Milton, Burough, Scot, 1881, Milton #75 - 644/8

Catherine Brown

Widow of Patrick Brown (Gardener)

Date of Death: 12 Jan 1881 (1120 am)

Address: 68 Maitland St., Glasgow

Female, 63 years old

Father: --------, Kennedy (Farmer), deceased

Mother: Catherine Kennedy (m.s. Carrol), deceased

Reason: Bronchitis, 3 months

Elisa Holley, daughter present


George Holly/Holley (14th Regiment of Foot stationed at New Barracks, Limerick - born Meare, Somerset, England) married Elizabeth Brown  in St. Munchins Church, Limerick on 20 Jul 1853. 

George Holly/Holley - Baptised:  12 December 1830, abode Meare, Somerset, England. 

Enlisted 14th Regiment of Foot at Wells, England (1849)
Served in the Crimean War
Awarded Crimea War Medal, Sebastopol Clasp

26 November 1849 - enlisted into the 14th Regiment of Foot at Wells, England, age
17 3/4, height 5  6".

January 1850   serving with regiment at Newport
April 1850 serving at Preston and Athlone
April 1852 regiment transferred to Dublin
January 1852 regiment transferred to Limerick
May 1854 regiment moved to Cork
June 1854 regiment stationed at Malta
March 1855 serving in the Crimea
July - Sep 1856  with depot at Mullingar, Ireland
October 1856 to August 1858  with depot at Fermoy
July 1858 to December 1859  recuiting at Glasgow and Paisley, Scotland 

20th March 1860 - Discharged having completed ten years service

A Son (my Great Grandfather) of George and Elizabeth HOLLY - "THOMAS" (born about 1857 in Cork (Fermoy) , Ireland.

George HOLLY died 5 January 1870 in Glasgow, Scotland. Elizabeth Brown HOLLY died
14 March 1903 in Glasgow, Scotland.



Ron - USA





Saturday 20th Apr 2019, 04:07PM

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  • Hello, 

    I am researching my Shanahan lineage.  For years it has stopped at William Henry Shanahan who listed John Shanahan and Ellen Morehead as his parents on a marriage license.  William was born in Ireland in 1855 or 1856.  

    In my research, I found a John Shanahan whose father is also John Shanahan and was married to Margret Carrol (from the Irish National Archives).  I don't know if this is a connection or not.  I cannot find verification of WIlliam's birth or confirm which John Shanahan from Ireland is his father.

    My 2 latest clues are a gravestone in Adare and an entry about a will of a John Shanahan with an Ellen as the executor.


    Jonathan - Texas

    Tuesday 14th May 2019, 09:21PM
  • I have a possible BROWN(E) family connection to Limerick ... ? - see -

    Regards Ian


    Friday 25th Sep 2020, 11:06AM

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