Looking for any connections to the O’Deas from Rathkeale, Limerick. In particular, George O’Dea (b.1883). Went to NYC and stayed in 1908. Hoping to find relatives or information on the rest of our family. Thank you!
- Marty O’Dea
MjodeaThursday 8th Sep 2022, 11:51PM
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George's parents had at least ten children:
Dee Mtn [Martin] 1873 Co. Limerick
Dee John 1874 Co. Limerick
Dee Mary 1875 Co. Limerick
Dee Patrick 1877 Co. Limerick
Dee Joseph 1879 Co. Limerick
Dee Thomas 1879 Co. Limerick
Dee Thomas 1881 Co. Limerick
Dee George 1883 Co. Limerick
Dee Mary 1884 Co. Limerick
Dee Joseph 1885 Co. Limerick
To add to the details supplied by Patricia, I attach a copy of the Civil record. The church records are transcribed as "Dee" - Subscription site www.rootsireland.ie
Civil record from Roots: Marriage - November 30th 1872 - Patrick O'Dea, Main Street, Slater. Father: Martin O'Dea, Slater, to Kate Wren, Dressmaker, Well or Mill Lane. Father; John Wren.
Marriage in Rathkeale RC Church. Witnesses: Daniel Wren and Honora Ryan.
You may be able to get the remainder of the family on free site www.irishgenealogy.ie
Attached FilesForm B1 - 1901 Irish Census - Rathkeale.pdf (415.25 KB)
I attach copies of the Irish census for 1901 and 1911 - O'Dea - Main Street, Rathkeale www.nationalarchives.ie/census
Patrick O'Dea, Senior had died in 1894 and his widow Catherine died in 1901 in the local hospital.
In regard to the surname "Wrenn" this spelling is used in some parts of County Limerick and "Wren" in other parts.
The spelling "Wrenn" is recorded in Rathkeale. According to the Surnames of Ireland by Dr. Edward MacLysaght
it is an English surname and has been used as "Ring" and "Rynne" in Ireland.
This is wonderful information, thank you so very much for putting it together!