Person:Thomas Cleary (6)

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Thomas Cleary
m. 29 Nov 1845
  1. Mary Cleary1846 - 1927
  2. Denis Cleary1848 - 1883
  3. Thomas Cleary1850 - 1921
  4. Eliza Cleary1853 - 1928
  5. Bridget Cleary1855 - 1898
  6. Joseph Cleary1857 - 1888
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Cleary
Gender Male
Christening[1] 22 Dec 1850 Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland
Census[2] 31 Mar 1901 Monasterevin, County Kildare, IrelandSkirteen
Census[3] 2 Apr 1911 Monasterevin, County Kildare, IrelandSkirteen
Death[4] 1921 County Kildare, Ireland

Thomas Cleary was baptised on 22nd December 1850 at Monasterevin in County Kildare, son of a blacksmith named Maurice Cleary and his wife Alice (known as Ally) Dunne.

Thomas never married. He lived at Skirteen, where his father had had his smithy. Thomas also became a blacksmith, and appears to have taken his father's business over. His sister Eliza also never married and lived with him. In 1898 their sister Bridget Doyle died in Dublin, leaving three sons aged between about eight and newborn. The three boys moved out to Monasterevin to live with Thomas and Eliza. Their father, Thomas Doyle, later moved out to join them after retiring from his work as a policeman.

Thomas appears to have died in 1921, aged about 71.

References
  1. Monasterevin Roman Catholic Parish, in Kildare Genealogy. Kildare Genealogy, Primary quality.

    Thomas, son of Maurice Cleary and Ally Dunne was baptized on 22.12.1850
    Address: Monasterevin
    Sponsors: Simon Kelly and Margaret Cleary.

  2. Census Office. Ireland Census 1901. (National Archives of Ireland), County: Kildare, District Electoral Division: Monasterevan, Parish: Monasterevan, Townland or street: Skirteen, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Form A (about the family):
    Thomas Cleary, head, Roman Catholic, Read & write, 48 [1852/3], male, Blacksmith, not married, b. Co. Kildare, speaks English
    Eliza Cleary, sister, Roman Catholic, Read & write, 44 [1856/7], female, Housekeeper, not married, b. Co. Kildare, spearks English
    Thomas Balfe, boarder, Roman Catholic, Read & write, 33 [1867/8], male, Blacksmith, not married, b. Dublin City, speaks English
    Joseph Doyle, nephew, Roman Catholic, Read & write, 11 [1889/90], male, Scholar, not married, b. Dublin City, speaks English
    James Doyle, nephew, Roman Catholic, Read, 5 [1895/6], male, Scholar, not married, b. Dublin City, speaks English
    John Maurice Doyle, nephew, Roman Catholic, Cannot read, 3 [1897/8], male, not married, b. Dublin City, speaks English
    Form B (about the house):
    Private dwelling
    4 outbuildings
    Walls of stone, brick or concrete
    Roof of thatch, wood or other perishable material
    2 rooms
    2 windows in front of house
    1 family living there

  3. Census Office. Ireland Census 1911. (Dublin: National Archives of Ireland), County: Kildare, District Electoral Division: Monasterevan, Parish: Monasterevan, Townland: Skirteen, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Form A (about the family):
    Thomas Cleary, head, Church of Rome, Read & Write, male, 64 [1846/7], Blacksmith, single, b. Kildare, speaks English
    Elizabeth Cleary, sister, Church of Rome, Read & Write, female, 60 [1850/1], single, b. Kildare, speaks English
    Thomas Doyle, brother in law, Church of Rome, Read & Write, male, 66 [1844/5], Policeman Retired, widower, b. Kilkenny, speaks English
    Maurice Doyle, nephew, Church of Rome, Read & Write, male, 13 [1897/8], Scholar, single, b. Dublin, speaks Eng & Irish
    Joseph Doyle, nephew, Church of Rome, Read & Write, male, 21 [1889/90], Labourer, single, b. Dublin, speaks Eng & Irish
    Thomas Balfe, boarder, Church of Rome, Read & Write, male, 39 [1871/2], Blacksmith, single, b. Kildare, speaks English
    Form B (about the house):
    Private dwelling
    3 outbuildings (stable, piggery and fowl house)
    Walls of stone, brick or concrete
    Roof of thatch, wood or other perishable material
    2 rooms
    2 windows in front of house

  4. Deaths index, in General Register Office of Ireland. Civil Registration, Primary quality.

    d. Thomas CLEARY, December Quarter 1921, Athy Registration District, Vol. 3, page 209, aged 67 [1853/4]