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I am a descendant of Abrahm Neville and Margaret Molloy.  They were married in Rahan parish in June 1840. They had 4 children in Ireland before they left to go to America in 1850. Joseph - 1841, Mary - 1843, Anna Bridget - 1844, & John - 1847. Abraham and Margaret sailed on the William D. Sewell out of Liverpool and arrived in New York in April of 1850.  Their son William was born at sea.  When the Abraham and Margaret left - their 2 sons remained in Lynally Glebe with relatives.  Joseph was age nine and John was age three.  I know that John (my great-grandfather) arrived in America 14 years later. (1864)

The Nevile family moved to Albany NY the familly is listed in the 1850 census as Abraham & Margaret 'Nibble' - their daughter Sarah was born there in 1855.  Their son James was born in Quebec Canada in 1857. The twins Hugh and Margaret were born in 1859 also in Quebec.

Abraham died in 1873 in Rawdon Quebec.  The Margaret and her family moved to Brown County Wisconsin and while in Wisconsin they purchased land in York County Nebraska. Margaret Neville (Mom) purchased 80 Acres for $7 per Acre.  John Neville purchased 160 Acres for $5 per Acre. Joseph purchased 160 Acres for $7 per Acre. (as of 2014 the land was still in Neville hands.)

My grandmother Mary Veronica Neville was born in York Nebraska in 1893 she was one of 11 children.

I have found Abraham Nevils on the 1802 Church of Ireland census for Lynally.  

Nevils William, wife, children Jane, Joseph, Abraham, William.  

I do not have any record of Jane or Joseph.

In the 1828 Tithe records for Lynally - William Neville had 46 Acres of land.

In Griffith's Valuation - Jeremiah & Jacob are listed incorectlly as Kelly and they have 73 Acres of land.  In the "Cancel Books" for Lynally - the name is corrected back to Neville.  

The Neville descendants in Lynally told me in 1990 on my first visit to Lynally Glebe that William Neville moved to Lynally/Tullamore about the time of the troubles (1798). William was a stone mason and helped build Charleville Castle. That the family had moved from Mountmellick to Tullamore. I have found a deed for a William Nevill of Mountmellick dated 1743.

Deed No. 77054

Bagot to Nevill 

Reg the 2nd day of October at 12 o'clock Noon 

A Memorial of a lease dated the Second day of June One Thousand Seven hundred and forty three. Whereby John Bagot of Ard in the Kings County Gent Demised unto William Nevill the Elder of Mountmellick in the Queens County Clothier, All that and those the Temements and Crofts near the Town of Mountmellick lying on the left hand of the road from the said town forward the Iron Work with that Piece of land or Meadow lying behind the said crofts and tenements then lately in the tenure of Thomas Annesley deceased, And also all that Piece of land commonly called the Clover Field adjoining the aforesaid Meadow and then lately the holding of Richard Clark. And also all that piece of land adjoining the said Cloverfield and lying at the bottom of the said William Nevill garden and then in his profession with the apprentices, Sihiale in the Parish of Rosenallis and Queens County To hold for the Natural lives of Henry Nevill, William Nevill and Joseph Nevill all three sons of the said William Nevill and the Survivor of them and during the lives of such other Person and Persons as should be added thereto pursuant to the Covenant for Renewal there within contains all the yearly rent of six pound fifteen shillings silver payable half yearly above taxes......

Barbara McTygue Scanlon


Thursday 2nd Jul 2015, 06:44PM

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  • Hi Barbara

    Here's a couple of records from which may be relevant:

    John NevilleDate of Birth:21-May-1823

    Date of Baptism:cordReNoAddress:BallincorParish/District:SHINRONEGender:
    CountyCo. Offaly


    Father:William NevilleMother:Jane No_recOccupation:No_rec

    George NevilleDate of Birth:10-Apr-1827

    Date of Baptism:cordReNoAddress:BallincorParish/District:SHINRONEGender:
    CountyCo. Offaly


    Father:William NevilleMother:Jane No_recOccupation:No_rec


    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 2nd Jul 2015, 09:54PM
  • Your post is fairly old but if you are still researching family in Lynally, my family is the Kelly's and Leahy's.  I've found Neville and what appears to be Molloy's are sponsors to Roger Kelly's children.  Roger would be the father of Edward Kelly,who is my gg grandfather.  

    I will add your information to my Kelly research.  Thanks!




    Wednesday 30th Mar 2022, 09:36PM

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