Killernan Graveyard, Kilmurry-Ibrickane Parish, County Clare, Ireland

Killernan Graveyard, Kilmurry-Ibrickane Parish, County Clare, Ireland
ERECTED BY HANNAH SEXTON POWERSTOWN IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND JAMES SEXTON WHO DIED 16th AUGUST 1927 AGED 67 YEARS

The Sexton's of Clonadrum, Kilmurry-Ibrickane Parish, County Clare, Ireland


The Sexton Family of Clounadrum, Mullagh, County Clare, Ireland

 

1825 Tithe Applotment for Kilmurry, Kilmurry-Ibrrickane Parish, Co. Clare, Ireland
 
 
The townland of Cloonadrum is not listed in the 1825 Tithe Applotmetn Books.   I have found this before where a townland was not listed and I could go through the  Griffith Valuation Books of 1855 and search through the occupiers names and try and place them back to the 1825 Tithe Applotment Books.   
 
In this case, I was not able to locate the families in the 1855 Valuation Books.  Luckly, the Parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickane has another Tithe Applotment Book from August 1834.  The Townland of Clounadrum is listed in this publication.  I compared this document of 1834, nine years after the first 1825 and I still could not find the families in the earlier document.  I then compared the surnames of Clounadrum Townland in the 1834 with surnames in the 1855 and found that a number of surnames were not listed in the later publication.  The Townland of Clounadrum is only 390 acres and the average farm is only 15 – 20 acres.  I found the Crawford, Kane, Pierce, Begly, Dwyer, McKnight, O’Laughlin, Donnellay and Considine families missing from the 1855 Valuation.  This is aproximately 30% of the townland families leaving the townland over a twenty years period.
 
We all know the infamous Irish Famine took place during this time and many farms were consolated into larger more productive farms for the benefit of the landlord.  Many people immigratred at this time with the help of family that had crossed the oceans or by exit schemes provided by the landlords.  It was cheaper for the landlord to assist in the passage out of  Ireland for his tenant that to pay his contribution to the Poor House for his tenant.  The following is a list of Sexton families and O’Brien family that was listed in the 1834 Tithe Applotment Books.
 
 
Tithe Applotment Books for Cloonadrum Townland, Kilmurry Parish,
County Clare, Ireland April 1834
 
 





 
 
 









Tithe Appolment Books for Cloonadrum Townland, Kilmurry-Ibrickane Parish,
County Clare, Ireland August 1834

Patrick Sexton Thomas Sr.                    Cloonadrum, Kilmurry, Clare 1834  6.1.36   Acres
Patrick Sexton                                     Cloonadrum, Kilmurry, Clare 1834   11.1.14 Acres
Widow of Peter Sexton                        Cloonadrum, Kilmurry, Clare 1834  16.2.15 Acres
 
Peter & John Sexton                            Cloonadrum, Kilmurry, Clare 1834  16.2.15  Acres
Michael Sexton & Sinon O’Brien        Cloonadrum, Kilmurry, Clare 1834  16.2.15  Acres
 
Thomas Sexton Sr. & Co                     Cloonadrum, Kilmurry, Clare 1834     30.3.4  Acres
James Sexton,                                     Cloonadrum, Kilmurry, Clare 1834  3.0.32  Acres    
 

 
 
 
 






Griffith's Valuation Revision Books 1855 – 1930

 Kilmurry Ibrickane Parish


3, 4

John Sexton

Cloonadrum

7 acres House, Office & Land

Kilrush

12a

Peter Sexton

Cloonadrum

15 acres House & Land

Kilrush

13, 14a

Michael Sexton

Cloonadrum

17 acres House, Office & Land

Kilrush

15a*

Margaret Sexton

Cloonadrum

10 acres House & Land

Kilrush

15b

James Sexton

Cloonadrum

House

Kilrush

31a

Patrick Sexton

Cloonadrum

10 acres House & Land

Kilrush

 

*15a  Margaret Sexton is the widow of Michael Sexton and daughter of

Jeremiah O’Brien and Margaret Corbett.

 

 


3, 4

John Sexton

Cloonadrum

7 acres House, Office & Land

Kilrush

 

On Lot 3 & 4 John Sexton held the land until 1862 when Thomas Scanlon was listed as occupier.   Thomas Scanlon was married to Bridget Doherty.  The family is listed in the 1901 & 1911 Census in Cloonadrum.

 

 


11a

Sarah O’Brien

Cloonadrum

4 acres House & Land

Kilrush

 

On Lot 11 a Sarah O’Brien held the land until 1863 when Martin McCarthy was listed as occupier.  Martin Carthy held the property until 1895 when Charles Carthy was listed as occupier until 1930 when John McCarthy was listed as occupier.

 

Martin McCarthy married Mary O’Brien 24 Feb 1857 and their son, Charles McCarthy born 3 May 1858 took over the land with his wife, Mary Cooley.  Their son, John McCarthy took the farm over in 1930.

 

Sinon O’Brien was listed as a joint occupier with Michael Sexton in the 1834 TAB.  I suspect that Sarah O’Brien is the wife of Sinon O’Brien and formerly Sarah Sexton.  Mary O’Brien is their daughter, Mary O’Brien was married in 1857 and probably born in the middle 1830’s.

 

 


12a

Peter Sexton

Cloonadrum

15 acres House & Land

Kilrush

 

On Lot 12a Peter Sexton Sr. held the land until 1869 when Patrick Wright was listed as occupier.  This farm stayed in the Wright family until the 1930’s.  The Wright family is listed in the 1901 and 1911 Census in Cloonadrum.

 


13, 14a

Michael Sexton

Cloonadrum

17 acres House, Office & Land

Kilrush

 

On Lot 13 & 14a Michael Sexton held the land until 1868 when Peter Sexton was listed as occupier.  In 1897 Margaret Sexton was listed as occupier and 1913 Daniel Sexton was listed as occupier until at least 1932.


Margaret Boland Sexton listed in the 1901 Census is the widow of Peter Sexton.  Peter Sexton is the son of Michael Sexton and Mary Sexton of Clounadrum & Rhine.  The Sexton family lived in Clounadrum until about 1853 when the baptismal registers list the family as living in Rhine.  Their son, Peter Sexton married Margaret Boland 14 July 1883.

 

1901 Census

Residents of a house 7 in Cloonadrum (Cloonadrum, Clare)

(Margaret Boland widow of Peter Sexton, son,  Dan Sexton born 7 Feb 1885)


Sexton

Margaret

Head of Family

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

50

Female

Farmer, Widow

Sexton

Daniel

Son

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

15

Male

Farmer's Son

Boland

Michael

Nephew

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

19

Male

Nephew

 

Michael Boland listed in the 1901 Census is the son of Peter Boland and Bridget Sexton of Finnor More (married 10 April 1877).  Bridget Sexton is a sister of Peter Sexton who married her husband’s sister Margaret Boland

 

*Note:   Peter and Bridget Boland’s parents are Daniel Boland and Winifred Sexton.

Peter Boland and his wife, Bridget were Residents of a house 5 in Finnor Beg (Cloonadrum, Clare) for the 1901 Irish Census.

 

1911 Census

Residents of a house 13 in Cloonadrum (Clovnadrum, Clare)


Sexton (Boland)

Margaret

Head of Family

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

70

Female

Farmer, Widow

Sexton

Daniel

Son

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

28

Male

Farmer's Son

Gallery

Denis

Farm Servant

Roman Catholic

18

Male

In the 1911 Census Margaret Boland Sexton is widower and she stated that she was  married 30 years ago and only had one child, Daniel Sexton and he was still alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baptism Records for Sexton Family members in Clounadrum,

Mullagh, Co. Clare, Ireland


Sexton

Mary

Michael

Mary Sexton

11 March 1843

 

Clonadrum,

Sponsors: Thomas & Susan Sexton

Sexton

Thady

Michael

Mary Sexton

02 Feb 1853

Rhine,

Sponsors:  James & Margaret McMahon

Sexton

Mary

Michael

Mary Sexton

04 Aug 1861

Rhine,

Sponsors: John Sexton & Bridget Lillis

Sexton

Peter

Michael

Mary Sexton

06 Aug 1848

Clonadrum,

Sponsors:  Margaret Meade;

married in 1883 to Margaret Boland

Sexton

Thomas

Michael

Mary Sexton

07 Dec 1845

Clonadrum,

Sponsors: Michael ? & Bridget Sexton

Sexton

Michael

Michael

Mary Sexton

08 June 1839

 

Clonadrum,

Sponsors: Michael Sexton of Clounadrum  & Susan Sexton of Rine

Sexton

Bridget

Michael

Mary Sexton

20 April 1859

Rhine,

Sponsors:  Margaret

married in 1887 to Michael Boland

Sexton

Patrick

Michael

Mary Sexton

25/02/1857

Rhine,

Sponsors: Patrick Meade & Mary McCarthy

Sexton

Francis

Michael

Mary Sexton

30/12/1854

Rhine,

Sponsors:  Patrick Sexton & Margaret McMahon

 

 

 


Sexton

Daniel

Peter        

Margaret Boland

07/02/1885

Clonadrum

 only child of Peter and Margaret Boland.

 

Daniel Sexton married Norah Downes and had he following children:


Sexton

Peter

Daniel

Norah Downes

7/9/1914

Finuremore

 

Sexton

Mary

Daniel

Norah Downes

8/9/1920

Finuremore

 

Sexton

Thomas

Daniel

Norah Downes

8/3/1926

Finuremore

married Thomas O'Dwyer 01/10/1948

 at Salisbury

Sexton

Nora  Christina

Daniel

Norah Downes

12/12/1927

Finuremore

married Michael Joe McMahon

 24/03/1963 Coore

Sexton

Daniel

Daniel

Norah Downes

13/04/1918

Finuremore

 

Sexton

Brigid

Daniel

Norah Downes

24/01/1917

Finuremore

 

Sexton

Patrick

Daniel

Norah Downes

27/02/1916

Finuremore

 

Sexton

Margaret

Daniel

Norah Downes

29/10/1913

Finuremore

married Patrick Twoomey

Miltown 19/01/1939

Sexton

John

Daniel

Norah Downes

30/05/1919

Finuremore

married Ann Downes 10/11/1942

Brendan Sexton’s parents

 


15a*

Margaret Sexton

Cloonadrum

10 acres House & Land

Kilrush

 

*15a  Margaret Sexton is the widow of Michael Sexton and daughter of Jeremiah O’Brien and Margaret Corbett.

 

On Lot 15a Margaret O’Brien held the land until 1862 when Peter Sexton Sr. was listed as occupier.  Peter Sexton Sr. held land until 1869 when Johanna Sexton was listed as occupier until 1919 when Thomas Sexton was listed as occupier at least until 1932.

 

Margaret O’Brien Sexton’s husband, Michael Sexton died between 1851 and 1855.  Margaret Sexton immigrated to Victoria, Australia in 1866 to be with some of her children that went before her.  Margaret O’Brien Sexton and  her children stayed in Australia.

 


Sexton

Mary

Michael

Margaret O Brien   

1835

Clonadrum

Sexton

Peter

Michael

Margaret O Brien   

1836

Clonadrum

Sexton

Michael

Michael

Margaret O Brien   

1841

Clonadrum

Sexton

Margaret

Michael

Margaret O Brien   

01/05/1844

Clonadrum

Sexton

Bridget

Michael

Margaret O Brien   

12/08/1840

Clonadrum

Sexton

John

Michael

Margaret O Brien   

19/04/1846

Clonadrum

Sexton

Jeremiah

Michael

Margaret O Brien   

1851

Clonadrum

 

 
 

Peter Sexton Sr. that occupied the farm after Margaret Sexton immigrated to Australia was probably a brother-in-law.  Peter Sexton Sr. was married  to Johanna (?). 

 

 

1901 Census

Residents of a house 6 in Cloonadrum (Cloonadrum, Clare)


Sexton

Johanna

Head of Family

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

62

Female

Widow - Farmer

Sexton

Peter

Son

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

34

Male

Farm Labourer

Sexton

Michael

Son

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

32

Male

Farm Labourer

Sexton

Winifred

Daughter

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

30

Female

Dairy Maid

 

1911 Census

Residents of a house 11 in Cloonadrum (Clovnadrum, Clare)


Sexton

Peter

Head of Family

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

68

Male

Farmer

Sexton

Michael

Brother

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

53

Male

Farm Labourer

Sexton

Winifred

Sister

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

66

Female

Seamstress

*O’Brien

Susan

Niece

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

21

Female

National Teacher

Griffin

Bridget

Niece

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

8

Female

 

*Susan O’Brien is the daughter of James O’Brien of Coore and Ellen Sexton of Clounadrum.  Susan O’Brien married Patrick Clancy and had one child baptized 18 April 1918.   Susan O’Brien Clancy died on 18 April 1918 after childbirth.  Susan Clancy is buried in Kilbridget Graveyard.

 

Thomas Sexton received the farm from Johanna Sexton in 1919.  This is a list of his children’s baptisms.

 


Sexton

Alice

Thomas

Ellen McMahon

24/02/1931

Clonadrum

Sexton

Catherine

Thomas

Ellen McMahon

11/6/1928

Clonadrum

Sexton

Thomas John

Thomas

Ellen McMahon

24/05/1934

Clonadrum

Sexton

Mary Josephine

Thomas

Ellen McMahon  

4/5/1926

Clonadrum

Sexton

Joseph

Thomas

Ellen McMahon  

5/6/1927

Clonadrum

 

 

 


15b

James Sexton

Cloonadrum

House

Kilrush

 

On Lot 15 b James Sexton was only listed in the 1855 Griffith Valuation as living in a house with Margaret Sexton of 15 a as Immediate Lesser.  In the Griffith Valuation Revision Books which start in 1856 Margaret Sexton is listed as occupier until 1862 when Peter Sexton Sr. was listed as occupier of Lot 15 a & 15b.

 

 

 


31a

Patrick Sexton

Cloonadrum

10 acres House & Land

Kilrush

 

On Lot 31 a Patrick Sexton was listed on in the 1855 Griffith Valuation.  Shortly after the land was transferred to Thomas Clohessy around 1856 and was noted in the Valuation Revision Books.  Thomas Clohessy was married to Bridget Sexton.  There were three children born to this marriage: Catherine Clohessy, 1857, John Clohessy 1859 and Michael Clohessy 1863.  I am assuming that Bridget Sexton was the daughter of Patrick Sexton.

 

In the 1901 Census Bridget Sexton Clohessy was widowed and living with daughter, Catherin e Clohessy and in 1911 son, John Clohessy and sister, Catherine Clohessy were living together.

 

 

 

 

The following is a list of baptism and census records that are related to the Sexton Family living in the townland of Cloonadrum, Co. Clare.   I am not exactly sure how they fit in to the valuation property records.  I was unable to identify the individual family.   My hope is that someone will read this page on my blog and identify the family and share with me the origins and destination of this Sexton family. 

 

 

1901 and 1911 Census records for the Sexton Family living in Clounadrum, Mullagh, Co. Clare

 

1911 Census

Residents of a house 8 in Cloonadrum (Cloonadrum, Clare)


Sexton

John

Head of Family

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

57

Male

Tailor, married

Sexton

Hannah

Wife

Roman Catholic

Read-Write

54

Female

Seamstress

Only one child Mary 07/09/1863


Baptism Records from the Parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Co. Clare

 


O'Brien

Jane

Patrick

Mary Sexton

01/05/1844

 

Clonadrum,

Sponsors: Sexton, James & Catherine

O'Brien

Mary

Patrick

Mary Sexton

05/01/1842

Clonadrum,

Sponsors:  Michael & Bridget Sexton

O'Brien

Winifred

Patrick

Mary Sexton

05/07/1846

Clonadrum,

Sponsors: John Sexton & Bridget Lillis

O'Brien

Michael

Patrick

Mary Sexton

10/06/1848

Clonadrum,

Sponsors:  Thomas Hennessey & Catherine Malone

O'Brien

Bridget

Patrick

Mary Sexton

23/11/1839

Clonadrum,

Sponsors: Sexton, James & Bridget of Clonadrum

 

 

 


Sexton

Anne

James *

Susan O Brien      

02/06/1844

Clonadrum

Sexton

Michael

James

Susan O Brien      

12/06/1845

Clonadrum

Sexton

Peter

James

Susan O Brien      

15/07/1841

Clonadrum

Sexton

James

James

Susan O Brien      

25/07/1855

Clonadrum

 

*This James Sexton may be the 15b James Sexton and left with Margaret O’Brien Sexton from whom he rented and went to Australia since he was removed from the records around the same time that Margaret O’Brien Sexton’s family went to Australia.
 


 

 

 

Sexton
Norah
John
Bridget Crotty
02/09/1865
Clonadrum
Sexton
Mary
John
Bridget Crotty
20/06/1863
Clonadrum
Sexton
Michael
John
Bridget Crotty
27/04/1860
Clonadrum
Sexton
Ellen
John
Bridget Crotty
29/04/1867
Clonadrum
Sexton
Bridget
John
Bridget Crotty        
10/04/1858
Clonadrum
Sexton
Patrick
John
Bridget Crotty            
16/03/1857
Clonadrum
Sexton
Francis
John
Bridget Crotty               
27/04/1861
Clonadrum

 

Sexton
Michael
John
Ellen Hammill        
05/08/1854
Clonadrum
Sexton
Ellen
John
Ellen Hammill           
07/08/1858
Clonadrum
Sexton
Stephen
John
Ellen Hammill               
21/03/1856
Clonadrum
Sexton
John
John
Ellen Hammill                    
21/03/1856
Clonadrum

 

Sexton
Mary
John
Hannah O Brien
07/09/1863
 Clonadrum  

John Sexton of Clonadrum married Hannah O’Brien on 10 March 1856

 
Sexton
Josephine
Michael
Kate Doherty
5/5/1906
Clonadrum
Sexton
Mary Brighid
Michael
Kate Doherty
27/01/1905
Clonadrum

 

Sexton
Sarah
Michael
Mary Hely
02/05/1841
Clonadrum
Sexton
Patrick
Michael
Mary Hely             
09/05/1839
Clonadrum
Sexton
Michael
Michael
Mary Hely             
17/01/1842
Clonadrum

 
Sexton
Sarah
Peter
Mary Griffin
12/10/1877
Clonadrum
Sexton
Anne
Peter
Mary Griffin
22/12/1871
Clonadrum
Sexton
Elizabeth
Peter
Mary Griffin
24/05/1865
Clonadrum
Sexton
Michael
Peter
Mary Griffin
24/05/1865
Clonadrum
Sexton
Mary
Peter
Mary Griffin
26/12/1858
Clonadrum
Sexton
Pat
Peter
Mary Griffin
27/10/1867
Clonadrum
Sexton
Sarah
Peter
Mary Griffin
27/10/1867
Clonadrum
Sexton
James
Peter
Mary Griffin
28/06/1879
Clonadrum
Sexton
Bridget
Peter        
Mary Griffin
07/06/1861
Clonadrum
Sexton
Peter
Peter
Mary Griffin
05/03/1870
Clonadrum

 

Sexton
Ellen
Peter
Mary Reidy
24/08/1845
Clonadrum
Sexton
Anne
Peter        
Mary Reidy
28/01/1841
Clonadrum
Sexton
Peter  
Peter        
Mary Reidy
29/08/1843
Clonadrum

 

Sexton
Margaret
Peter        
Susan Griffey
06/05/1843
Clonadrum
Sexton
Ellen
Peter        
Susan Griffey
21/04/1849
Clonadrum
Sexton
Patrick
Peter        
Susan Griffey
26/01/1841
Clonadrum
Sexton
Bridget
Peter         
Susan Griffey
16/04/1845
Clonadrum
Sexton
Mary
Peter         
Susan Griffey
17/11/1846
Clonadrum
Sexton
John
Peter  
Susan Griffey
01/11/1856
Clonadrum
Sexton
Michael
Peter  
Susan Griffey
10/10/1860
Clonadrum
Sexton
Anne
Peter
Susan Griffey
06/06/1840
Clonadrum

 

 

 

Sexton
John
Peter         
Mary Griffin
13/06/1863
Clonadrum

 

Sexton
Alice
Thomas
Ellen McMahon
24/02/1931
Clonadrum
Sexton
Catherine
Thomas
Ellen McMahon
11/6/1928
Clonadrum
Sexton
Thomas John
Thomas
Ellen McMahon
24/05/1934
Clonadrum
Sexton
Mary Josephine
Thomas
Ellen McMahon  
4/5/1926
Clonadrum
Sexton
Joseph
Thomas
Ellen McMahon  
5/6/1927
Clonadrum

 

 

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