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Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 5 Dec 2008 7:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Aug 2013 8:01PM GMT
Surnames: Hannan, Davern, Noonan
I was wondering if there are any Davern's who have family that either came from or are currently living in Ballylanders, Co. Limerick,Ireland.
I would like to hear from you and hear about your family.
My great grandmother was Margaret Davern. She was the daughter of Michael Davern born about 1836, died 1910 and Mary Noonan Davern born about 1838, died 1912. My great grandmother, Margaret Davern, was born in Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland in October 1868. She married James Joseph Hannan in January 1892 in the Roman Catholic Church in Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland. She had five sons & one daughter, John born in 1893,Michael born in 1895 (my grandfather),Charles born in 1897, maybe died in 1938, Johanna born 1899 died 1900,Edmund a.k.a Edward born 1902 and Richard born 1904 & died 1936 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Michael, Edmund, & Richard came to Jersey City, New Jersey USA to stay shortly with their aunt Mary Davern Nagle from 1914 to 1919. All three, Michael, Richard & Edward settled in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

Re: Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 13 Jun 2009 7:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi my name is mary davern my dad,s family are all fromn knocklong ballylanders, my granddad was johnjoe and his parents were michael and mary davern

Re: Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 1:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, My name is Peter Adams and I live in Kansas City , Kansas. I was on Ballylanders in March and know many Davern's who live there still. My first introduction to the Davern's came here in Kansas whern I met a Catholic Priest Fr. Ray Davern, born in 1935 in Ballylanders. He came to the United States and served in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas until his death in 2005. Recently, Our City Kansas City has made Ballylanders its Sister City.
Fell free to contact me for more information. I am a friend of the Davern Family in Ballylanders.
Peter Adams

Re: Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 6:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi peter i am one of the daverns from ballylanders and ray would have been a second cousin of mine hope you enjoyed your stay there who did you meet while you were there

Re: Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 6:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Mary

I believe your Grandfather is my Grandfather's brother. Ricard Davern moved to Manchester where he married Amy Brown. They had 4 daughters Doreen (my mum), Norah, Thelma and Eveline. I had previously been in touch with contacts in the US tracing Davern family tree but they said they were a different branch.

I have visited Ballylanders and the cemetery where I saw Johnjoe's grave. My mom described the cottage that my Grandfather grew up in but I'm not sure if I was looking at the correct house. There were three similar looking houses. It was on the way out of town (not sure what direction). I had to cross the road and then go down a short distance before I could take the road up to the cemetery.

I asked in a pub if they knew if anyone lived in the area related to my Grandfather and although your Granddad had already passed away years before they mentioned his name. They mentioned that a descendant was still living in the house but had a different last name.

My mom and her sisters moved to Canada but I have cousins on my dad's side living in Limerick.

Dan

Re: Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 3 Feb 2010 11:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
hi dan. my name is mary davern,i think we might be related,my granddad was john joesph[johnjoe] davern ,his dad was michael davern.john joe had 7 children, my dad michael, patrick, richard,tommy,eileen,mag+minne.
the cottage you talk about might be my dad home,his brother was living there until he couldn,t look after himself any more,and my couisin jimmy kelly is living there,please if you want to ,email me again to talk more because i am looking for more information regarding my family history,many thanks

mary davern

Re: Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 4 Feb 2010 3:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Mary

I'm confidant our Grandfathers were brothers. I believe that it was your cousin's name I was given at the pub. I actually went up to the cottage and knocked on the door but no one answered. This was about10 years ago.
My mom and grandmother visited Ballylanders in 1962. I was left with relatives in Limerick. At the time your Grandfather had two Greyhounds.

My Mom mentioned that your Dad had a sister named Nonie who had a son named Michael last name Roach. He moved to London. She mentioned that a cousin named Michael came over to Manchester but only stayed for a short time. She said he was very shy. I don't know if this was your dad because she mentioned another Michael Davern that she thought was from Ellen St. in Limerick.

I need to sit down with all her sisters and learn more details.If you have questions I can ask but I don't know how much they will know. I think her youngest sister Eveline may have stayed in Ballylanders for a short time.

My mom said one of her sisters has a picture of the family in front of the cottage. If I can find it I'll scan it and make arrangements to E-mail you a copy.


Thank You for responding

Re: Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 4 Feb 2010 12:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi daniel. mary here, in reply to your email, you are making me wonder if we are related,because you seem to know somethings i didn,t know, for example,my granddad had a sister named nonie,and there is some relative in my dad and mam wedding photo of a smaller man called roach, but i don,t know his first name.
my granddad johnjoe, was married to a mary murphy, his mother and father were michael davern and mary, don,t know her surname,johnjoe was one of about ten children, johnjoe davern and his family,my dad family came from knocklong, ballylanders if this is of any help to you then please email me,as i hope we are related, also if this is of any help to you there was a big wedding in limerick back in 63,64,as i was born in 62,and i am in the photo with my dad and mam,but i don,t know who got married,if you can find out any family history let me know, and i will do the same, hopefully speak to you soon, take care mary davern

Re: Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 5 Feb 2010 4:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Mary
I spoke to one of my Aunts that spent some time in Ireland. She lived with Michael Davern and his wife Agnus in Linerick on Ellen St. I believe that Michael was a brother of Johnjoe and my Grandfather Richard.

My Aunt gave me several other sister's names as well. Bridgit (Bridie), Hanna and Elizabeth(Lizzie}. My Aunt said Nonie was married to a Ned Roach (man in your parent's wedding picture?)I think they lived in a place called Mitchelstown where there was a large dairy. They had three children Michael, Mollie and Peggy. My Aunt said that Johnjoe's wife's name was Mollie so I thought the one daughter was named after her grandmother. I'm confused on this point because you said your grandmother's name was Mary

I'll continue with what I learned.
Bridie married a man with the last name Slattery. Your Grandad's brother Michael who lived in Limerick was married to Agnus they had twin girls Christine and Agnus and another daughter named Angela.

I have been able to name 7 children so far, this includes our Grandfathers Johnjoe and Richard. I'm not sure of the other three names. My Aunt thought there might have been a brother that became a priest and went to the States. She said her mother met a Priest who came home for a funeral. She thought he was from Kansas which matches up with another post about a Priest named Ray but the Date of birth for him in the post is 1935 which I think would be the next generation which would make him a cousin to your Dad and my Mom.

I have trouble sometimes keeping the generations apart. I know there were three Michaels, your dad, his uncle and I believe he had a cousin named Michael Roach the son of Nonie and Ned.

I don't know anything about the big wedding. We were there in 62 but I was only about 18 months old. My Grandmother passed away the following year. When we went my mom said her mother had a great time and that was where she had spent her honeymoon. My parents came to Canada in 1955. My Grandfather Richard passed away while my mother was sailing to Canada. He was only 47 years old.

Are you still wondering if we are related or are you more convinced?

Dan

Re: Davern Family of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 11:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Shay,
Fr. Ray was also my second cousin. by any chance are you Michael Joe's son?
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