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Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Dan Walker (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jan 2003 1:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for assistance on David Haskett (Hastings) and Mary Finucane married at Killaloe, 1 Feb. 1812. The church record says David Haskett, to Mary Finucane 1 Feb. 1812, the index to the marriage license bonds says David Hastings to Mary Finucane 1812. This Finucane was purported to be in a will of her uncle, unknown name who mentions her but she having married a non catholic. One line of his family remained in Ireland. George, who married Anne Ryan. They were married 12 Feb. 1861, any help would be appreciated.

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Posted: 23 Feb 2011 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haskett, Ryan, O'Rourke, McGrath
I know this isn't what you were looking for, but I think you found David's great-great granddaughter. My great-grandfather was George Haskett (from Killaloe, County Clare) who was married to Anne Ryan. Their son George (my grandfather) married Ann O'Rourke and came to New York. I do not know of any children from that marriage. When Ann died, George married my grandmother Ellen (Nellie) McGrath. My grandfather George had at least one sibling, Martin, who came to New York from Killaloe. George and Nellie had 5 children, George, Mary Ellen, Margaret, Michael and David, my father.

I would love to know how you came by the information about the marriage dates and the name Hastings, which I have heard was a possible name to search. My own information is mainly from public records, because the one aunt who had the information never liked to talk about her family since the children wound up in orphanages after the death of my grandparents. I only found out about my great-uncle Martin after I tracked down the burial plot of my grandparents. Finding his name made the connection to Killaloe through immigration records.

This is exciting news for me and I hope you read this since the original posting was so long ago.

Karen Haskett Wenick

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Posted: 23 Aug 2012 1:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haskett
Hi Karen,

I have just come across this. My great-great grandfather was George Haskett (1827 - 1882) who married Anne Ryan! Their son David, my great grandfather also lived in Killaloe. I was unaware that they had a son named George. I knew they had sons Michael, Patrick, James, Martin, David and a daughter Mary Anne.

What year was your grandfather George born? I would like to find out more about him.

Either way, it looks like we're related!

Thanks,

David

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Posted: 27 Sep 2012 8:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haskett
Come to think of it, George may have been christened "Patrick". There seemed to have been a tradition in our family to use Patrick and George as the one name. I have information about Martin Haskett if you would like to find out more. I think George may have come to NY first, then Martin came to live with him.

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Posted: 27 Sep 2012 6:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry I didn't respond earlier, but I just logged into ancestry after a long pause. I am not sure after all if I am related to Finucane, but the similarities are interesting. My grandfather George did come to the U.S. first and settled in Brooklyn, NY and then Martin came to stay with him. I am interested in any information you may have on either of them and maybe that will help me figure out if we are talking about the same person. My father, David, lost his mother when he was very young and eventually he and his siblings were put into care. Grandfather George died when my father was about 15. I've always thought there was some family scandal because no one really wanted to discuss family history. Perhaps it was just that the kids were put into care when George was still alive. Anyway, thanks for reaching out.

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Posted: 27 Sep 2012 8:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haskett
Hi Karen,

Thanks very much for your reply. Hers's what I know:

David Haskett (born 1876 Killaoe) had a brother Patrick (who we think was called George) and a brother Martin. Their mother was Anne Haskett (nee Ryan). Anne, David and Martin appear on the 1901 Irish census. Martin went to NY in 1902 and his port entry record lists his mother as Anne Haskett, from Killaloe. He travelled home in 1913, and then back to NY again. On his return journey, he lists George Haskett as his brother.

A "Request for information" for Martin and George appears in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 21 Jan 1912. Seems a little ominous to me!

It appears that Martin died in 1915 and George died in 1934.

Martin & George's brother, David, is my great grandfather. He ramained in Killaoe and had sons George and Tom, and a daughter Peg. George was my grandfather.

So if you are related to me, then you are related to David Haskett (Big Davey) and Mary Finucane.

Let me know what you think,

Thanks,

David

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Posted: 27 Sep 2012 8:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Take a look at the following thread on roots chat for more information:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,617077.0.html

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Posted: 27 Sep 2012 8:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haskett
Does this sound like your aunt?

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Margaret J. (Haskett) Valenti

Margaret J. (Haskett) Valenti, 90, of Litchfield, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Harborside Healthcare in Bedford.

She was born May 13, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York, daughter of the late George and Ellen (McGrath) Haskett, formerly of Ireland.

On July 8, 1950, she was married to Natale Valenti at St. Ann’s Church in Ossining, New York, where she was a member for many years. They were married for 48 years, until her husband’s passing in 1998. She was also predeceased by a grandson, Angelo Natale Valenti in 1990, as well as by three brothers, George, David, and Michael and one sister, Sister Mary Ellen Haskett.

A resident of Ossining for over 50 years, she earned her high school diploma through the Ossining Adult Education Program. She was an avid reader, a good speller, and had beautiful handwriting. A tireless worker, she held many different jobs. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a doctor’s assistant and housekeeper. Other jobs included making toys, hats, various clerical jobs including one at Reader’s Digest in Pleasantville, New York. She also earned her nurse’s aide certificate and worked in various nursing homes.

After retiring she volunteered at Veteran’s Hospital in Montrose, New York. She would help feed the patients and help with recreation. She enjoyed swimming and, while living in Ossining, often swam in the Hudson River by the Sparta docks.

Later in life, she moved to New Hampshire where she participated in the Alvirne Adult Day Program for Seniors. She made many friends there and was known for her friendly smile and beautiful singing voice. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Litchfield where she was a member of the Ladies Guild.

She is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Angelo and Patricia Valenti of Litchfield, and a daughter; Margaret Mary Valenti of Litchfield.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on March 10 in St. Ann’s Church, Ossining, New York with burial to follow in St. Augustine’s Cemetery, also in Ossining. Donations be made in Margaret’s loving memory to Alvirne Adult Day Program, 200 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Hampshire Chapter, 1 Bedford Farms Drive, Bedford, NH 03110. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Posted: 27 Sep 2012 8:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi again Karen,

Do you by any chance have a photo of your grandfather's grave? Morbid I know, but I would love it for my records.

Thanks,

David

Re: Haskett and Finucane of Co. Clare

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 4:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
David,

No photo right now, but I can get one at some point because I don't live far from the cemetery. I have no idea how to post it, though.

Karen
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