chr.3 Dec 1848 Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland
m. 29 Nov 1845
Facts and Events
Denis Cleary was baptised on 3rd December 1848 at Monasterevin in County Kildare, son of a blacksmith named Maurice Cleary and his wife Alice (known as Ally) Dunne. He was the second of the couple's six children.
On 4th February 1883, aged 34, Denis was married in Dublin to Maria Mooney. At the time of their marriage both were living at her parents' house, 3 Rutland Place, in the northern suburbs of Dublin. They had one son, also called Denis, born on 27th December 1883.
By the time of the 1901 census, Denis's wife and son were still living on Rutland Place, but Maria was described as a widow. The only plausible death of a Denis Cleary in the Dublin North district between his marriage in 1883 and 1901 is actually in the September quarter of 1883, suggesting he may have died just a few months after marrying and whilst Maria was pregnant with young Denis.