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Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 9 Mar 2004 1:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Apr 2004 5:07AM GMT
Surnames: Mulkeiran, MacHale
Archbishop John MacHale was born on March 6, 1791 in Tubbernavine, a village in the district of Trawley and the County of Mayo. His father was
Michael MacHale and his mother was Mary Mulkeiran. Michael and Mary had Thomas, James, Martin, Myles, Anne, Patrick, and Edward.
John MacHale became a powerful bishop in Ireland and a book was recently written about him called The Lion of The West by Hilary Andrews. I am interested in knowing about his mother's family. Mary died in 1805. The bishop had a grandmother named Annie Moffet and I would assume that this is Mary's mother although Grandmother MacHale could have also remarried. If this sounds familiar, let me know.
Mary's family was in Donegal before they came to Mayo.

Re: Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCabe, Munroe(Monroe) possibly MacHale or Walsh
Hi,
My GrGrandmother was Bridget McCabe, born approx 1845 in Ireland..maybe Mayo, Roscommon, or Galway..??. Married Martin Munroe and lived in Headford, Ireland, first child born ca 1870..three more also born in Headford. Bridget McCabe was an orphan and was raised by relatives. Family legend has it that she had an uncle who was a Catholic Bishop; perhaps John MacHale, Bishop of Tuam, or Edward McCabe, Bishop of Dublin, or someone else entirely. If any of this sounds remotely familiar, and if it doesn't, please write me at lunamother@gmail.com. I hate message boards. I'd like to find her. Bridget McCabe Munroe died in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. in 1898. Thanks so much...Sheila

Re: Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 6 Mar 2010 1:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
According to the book "John McHale: Archbishop of Tuam: His life, times and correspondence", published 1890:

The Archbishop's father was Patrick McHale, aka Padrig Mor (Big Patrick). He was a farmer and innkeeper.
His mother was Mary Mulkieran.
His father's mother was Anne Moffett, who lived with the Archbishop's family.

According to a lineage I was given, Anne Moffett ( aka Moffatt) was her maiden name. In Irish and Scottish society, the wife's maiden name seems to be more important than say England, for example. Anne was the wife of the Archbishop's grandfather, Myles (aka Maolmuire). Anne died in 1795. Apparently, the McHales are supposedly descended from the McDonnells of Antrim.

According to the Canon Ulick Bourke (the son of John McHale's first cousin), in his book "The Life and Times of the Most Rev. John MacHale, Archbishop of Tuam and Metropolitan", published in 1883:

Mary Mulchiarain was daughter of Tadhgh, or Thadeus, and of Judith, called by the same family name; Thadeus was son of Brian and of Anne Mac Eneely; and this Brian was son of another Brian Mulchiarain, who with his father had, in the seventeenth century, come from Donegal to seek a home in north Mayo. After the plantation of Ulster, it was quite a common occurrence for many of the Catholic families in the counties Donegal, Derry, and Tyrone to cross the Erne, and to make their way along the sources of the Shannon into Connacht, thence to its western or wildest regions in Mayo. Amongst those who emigrated at that perid were the Mulchiarains, of whom Mary the mother of John was descended. The obtained lands and a home in Glen Neifin, Mulchiarains are numerous to this day in Donegal.

Patrick MacHale, the father of John, was son of Myles MacHale and Anne Moffet; Myles was son of James, son of Rickard, son of Searun or Geoggry, himself the son of another Myles, who about the opening of the seventeenth century removed fro Iar-geul, the western portion of the barony of Muirisk. He came, like Jacob to the house of Laban in Haran, into Glen Neifin or Tirawley, to select a suitable spouse. He found a home and settled in that peaceful valley."

Re: Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 3:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found the subject information of interest. In the publication on Archbishop John MacHale "The Life and Times of the Most Rev. John MacHale, Archbishop of Tuam" (Dublin: Gill & Son 1882) is a list of the siblings of the Archbishop of the the union of his father Patrick and mother Mary. The publication also states that Patrick remarried after the death of Mary and had additional children. I am interested in any information you may have on a brother of the Archbishop by the name of Martin - primarily the name of Martin's wife. In additional, I am interested in knwing the names of the sons in Patrick's second marriage.

Re: Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 10:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

As regards the Archbishop's brother Martin:
My cousin commissioned a report from the Mayo FHC, and as part of his report he was sent a very brief family tree prepared by a local historian. This tree has Ann Hopkins stated Martin's wife. However, I am unsure if there is any evidence to back this up. Another similar tree that I have a copy of (I received this a long time ago, so I can't remember who sent it originally) states for Martin:

2 Dtrs
dis. wife
remaried (sic)
2 daughter educated in England

The only information I have about Patrick McHale's second marriage (to Catherine McCale) is that there were five children, three girls and two boys, and that one of the girls was called Catherine, and married Thomas Higgins, a solicitor. I would also love the names of any of the children of this second marriage, as we suspect my ggg-grandmother Ellen McHale (m. Patrick Coghlan) was somehow related (there's been a total of four Coghlan-McHale marriages - one of the Archbishop's uncles married a Coghlan). If closely related, she may be the Archbishop's half sister, or a niece.

Re: Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 10:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry,

Just found one more thing that may be of interest regarding Martin McHale:
In the Addergoole Parish records

chr 3/21/1842
Patrick
son of Martin McHale & Anne Hopkins
Sponsors: Ned Harte & Jane McHale
Tubbernaveen

Re: Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello and thank you for reponse. My mystery deepens. I was hoping for a different name for Matin's wife. and date for christening for son Patrick. Here is what I have. My wife's great aunt Margaret sent her a series of letters on her McHale linage that I am trying to verify. She starts out by stating her (Margaret) great uncle is John MacHale, the Archbishop. She then relates that two widowed sister-in-laws migrated to the USA. They were married to two brothers, a Martin MacHale and a John MacHale. She provides names of the women, but no other information as to where they were from and when they migrated. She also provides names of the children they had, one of which migrated to USA. In my attempt to get information, I looked up the linage for the Archbishop and found a Martin. Maybe the two unnamed son's of the second marriage are a John and Martin.
I do not have any info on the Ellen McHale you describe.

Re: Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 31 Mar 2010 2:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm also interested in Patrick MacHale's second wife's children. I'm reading The Lion of the West by Hilary Andrews (this is a NEW book), and it mentions three daughters to his second wife,
Mary Martin. I think I read elsewhere that there were also two sons,but this was either in Bernard O'Reilly's book or Ulick Bourke's or in a "Peerage" link online, very old; this book said his second wife's name was Catherine; I trust the latest version. If you find out more, please let me know. My Great Grandmother was said to be a relative of John MacHale's,but I have NO PROOF that this was so.
Sheila...lunamother@gmail.com

Re: Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 31 Mar 2010 2:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hmmm...no MacHales in my McCabe family, Bridget McCabe, my GrGrandmother was said to be MacHale's niece. She married a man named MARTIN Mulroe/Munroe (in DonaghPatrick,Galway,1863). The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, and had five more children there; the first three were born in Headford, Galway. I know for a fact that the third child, Patrick, was Baptised in TUAM.
Sheila
lunamother@gmail.com

Re: Mary Mulkeiran, Mother of Archbishop John McHale of Tuam

Posted: 25 Aug 2010 10:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McHale Magee
My name is Yvonne Magee. I recently got married, and my cousin Alan Smith, was talking to me about information he obtained when carrying out research for our "Magee" family tree. He got a fair way back and informed me I am related to a Catholic Archbishop, John McHale, via my fathers grandmother. Ellen Jane McHale. My father was Reginald William Magee (born liverpool 1928), and his mother was Emily Magee (nee Hurst) and his father was Alexander Edward Magee (both born Liverpool. My grandfathers mother was Ellen Jane McHale, and his father Walter D'Arcy Magee?)Ellen McHale (married name Magee) is listed as age 34 on the 1901 census. The lived in the parish of Walton on the Hill (Liverpool) previously listed under the township of Lancashire. She appeared to have been born in Manchester/Bolton (Lancs)in 1868? (September)I am not sure how my great grandmother is related to John McHale, but my cousin may have more information. I understand John Mchale born 6.3.1791 & died 4.11.1881) was a very prominent figure in Irish history, and I hope to find out more information.
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