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SWEENY, Charles
(About 1825-)
SWEENEY, James
(About 1854-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. McGUNNIGAL, Sarah Ann (DNA Link)

SWEENEY, James 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: About 1854, Rosnakill, County Donegal, Ireland 3 4 9
  • Marriage (1): McGUNNIGAL, Sarah Ann (DNA Link) on 1 August 1875 in Rathgory, County Donegal, Ireland 1

   Other names for James were SWEENIE, James,9 SWEENY, James 10 and SWENEY, James.11

  General Notes:

In the 1876 birth certificate of his son Charles Sweeney in Chaplehall, James Sweeney, who notified the child's birth, was recorded as a labourer in an ironworks. His marriage to Sarah McGunnigal was recorded there as having taken place at Rathgory, County Donegal on 1 August 1875.

In the birth certificate of his son James, James Sweeney senior wwas recorded as a labourer in waterworks. James Sweeney was the informant of the birth. His marriage to Sarah McGunnigal was recorded there as having taken place at Clandivaddock, County Donegal on 1 August 1875.


"James Sweenie 27 Head Male born Ireland Address: Biggars Road Assistant Furnace Keeper
Sarah Sweenie 24 spouse Female born Ireland
Charles Sweenie 4 son Male born Bothwell parish
James Sweenie 3 son Male born Bothwell parish
William J Sweenie 1 son Male born Bothwell parish"

from 1881 UK Census (Holytown registration district)

"James Sweeney 36 Head born Ireland Address:High Rows Coal Mine Brusher
Sarah Ann Sweeney 37 Spouse born Ireland
Charles Sweeney 15 Son born Bothwell parish Embosser Paper Mill (Unemployed)
James Sweeney 13 Son born Bothwell parish Greaser Coal Mine
William John Sweeney 11 Son born Bothwell parish Coal-miner Drawer
Michael Sweeney 9 Son born Bothwell parish Scholar
Edward Sweeney 7 Son born Bothwell parish Scholar
Patrick Sweeney 5 Son born Bothwell parish Scholar
Hugh Sweeney 2 Son born Bothwell parish
Daniel Sweeney 6 Months Son born Bothwell parish"

from 1891 UK Census (Holytown registration district)

"James Sweeny 48 Head born Ireland Address: Bent Rd Coal-miner Hewer
Sarah Sweeny 47 Spouse born Ireland
Charles Sweeny 24 Son born Bothwell parish Coal-miner Hewer
William Sweeny 22 Son born Bothwell parish Coal-miner Hewer
Michael Sweeny 20 Son born Bothwell parish Coal-miner Hewer
James Sweeny 18 Son born Bothwell parish Coal-miner Hewer
Edward Sweeny 16 Son born Bothwell parish Coal-miner Drawer
Patrick Sweeny 14 Son born Bothwell parish Smith's Hammerman
Hugh Sweeny 12 Son born Bothwell parish Scholar
Daniel Sweeny 10 Son born Bothwell parish Scholar
Joseph Sweeny 8 Son born Bothwell parish Scholar
John Sweeny 6 Son born Bothwell parish" Scholar

from 1901 UK Census (Holytown registration district)

Note: In the 1901 census Charles William and Michael are shown as the eldest three sons, with James coming fourth, probably an enumerator's error.

James Sweeney was recorded as a coal miner in the 1906 marriage certificate of his son Michael.

In 1910 James and Mrs Sarah Ann Sweeney, with their sons Patrick, Daniel, Joseph and John, were recorded in the list of passengers arriving on 9 September, aboard the Suffolk of London, in Sydney, New South Wales, from Melbourne, Australia. 1 3 7 8 9 10 11

  Research Notes:

CLANDIVADDOCK

Almost certainly Clandivaddock, or Clandivaddog, is the parish in County Donegal situated in the Fanad peninsula.
"Co. Donegal - Kilmacrenan - Clondavaddog Civil Parish - Rosnakill Electoral Division - Rathgory" 12


James married Sarah Ann McGUNNIGAL (DNA Link), daughter of James McGUNNIGAL (DNA Linked) and Margaret HARKEN (DNA Linked), on 1 August 1875 in Rathgory, County Donegal, Ireland.1 (Sarah Ann McGUNNIGAL (DNA Link) was born about 1855 in County Donegal, Ireland,3 4 10 died on 25 October 1924 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand 13 14 and was buried in 1924 in Linwood Cemetery, Linwood, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand 13.)


Sources


1 GRO Scotland, Holytown district Lanarkshire Births 1876.

2 ancestry.co.uk, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

3 1891 UK Census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 14; Page: 11.

4 ancestry.co.uk, New Zealand, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920.

5 ancestry.co.uk, New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 (1910 September Suffolk).

6 ancestry.co.uk, New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 Canterbury, North, Central.

7 ancestry.co.uk, New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922.

8 GRO Scotland, Bellshill district Lanarkshire Marriages 1906.

9 1881 UK census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 13; Page: 15.

10 1901 UK Census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 16; Page: 19;.

11 GRO Scotland, Holytown district Lanarkshire Births 1877.

12 Internet Site, https://www.townlands.ie/donegal/kilmacrenan/clondavaddog/rosnakill/rathgory/.

13 ancestry.co.uk, Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current.

14 ancestry.co.uk, New Zealand, Death Index, 1848-1964.


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