Person:Unknown Drummey (10)

_____ Drummey, male
b.Est 1790 Ireland
  • F.  Drummey (add)
  1. _____ Drummey, maleEst 1790 -
  2. Thomas Drummey, Sr.Abt 1800 -
m. Est 1813
  1. Nicholas DRUMMEY
  2. Simon DrummeyAbt 1814 - 1872
  3. Hanorah DRUMMEYAbt 1820 - 1883
  4. John DRUMMEY1821 - 1881
  5. William John DRUMMEY1825 - 1893
Facts and Events
Name _____ Drummey, male
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1790 Ireland
Marriage Est 1813 County Cork, Irelandto _____ Crowley, female

1. Birth order of children is speculative. 2. Based on the names given to his grandchildren, this man's name may have been "William". If his children used a traditional Irish naming pattern in selecting names for the grandchildren, the first-born son would be named after the paternal grandfather. The recorded first-born sons of Simon, John, and William John, are all named William, suggesting that (unk) [father] Drummy was named William. (However, see Note 3, followng.)

3. The Tithe Applotments of 1827 show a Michael Drummey residing on 108 acres in Bellmount Upper. There is no Drummey family listed for Bellmount Lower. There is no proof that this Michael Drummey is an ancestor or a relative of the 4 Drummey children who came to America. Based on the birth dates of the 4 children around 1820, it is possible that this Michael was the person sometimes referred to in this report as [father] Drummey. This Michael might be [father] Drummey or [grandfather] Drummey. By the time of Griffith's Valuation (1852), there is no Drummey in Upper Belmount or Lower Bellmount.

4. According to a family letter, [father] Drummey and "his father before him" resided at "Belmont", County Cork, Ireland. This probably refers to the townland of Bellmount Upper in the southwest corner of the civil parish of Moviddy . Bellmount Upper is immediately south of Crookstown [51º-50.6' North, 8º-50' West]. Crookstown is at the junction of the R590 and the R585 highways, about 17 miles west of Cork City. On Map #86 of the Ordnance Survey Discovery Series [1:50000], 2nd. ed., 2001, Crookstown is found at coordinates X=43, Y=66.

Townland boundaries are not shown on modern maps, but using the 6 inches = 1 mile Ordnance Survey Map of 1852, the center of Bellmount Upper can be located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) sounth of Crookstown. Map #84 of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland (OSI), 1852, shows what may be the Drummey home at 1.5 km south and 0.8 km east of the center of Crookstown.

In an earlier time, residents probably called the entire area, "Bellmount", but by 1826, surveying records recorded it as 2 distinct townlands, Bellmount Upper and Bellmount Lower. In some cases, when parts of a townland lay in two different parishes, a designation of "East," "West," "Upper," or "Lower" was used. This may have been the origin of the two names for Bellmount, though both townlands lie wholly within the civil parish of Moviddy.

It is possible that there is another Belmont, though official lists of the Irish Townlands show none in Co. Cork. In a 1975 letter, the parish priest in Ballincollig writes, "there is a Belmont in Innishannnon." Interpretation of this statement is difficult because Innishannon can refer to the city, about 8 miles southeast of Bellmount Upper, and it also can refer to the Roman Catholic parish of Innishannon, though the present-day boundaries of the RC parish do not extend up to Bellmount. So, in identifying a Belmont near Innishannon, the priest may hve been referring to the same townland identified as Bellmount Upper and Lower in these notes. Generally, Roman Catholic parishes and civil parishes do not have the same names. In cases where they do, the parish boundaries are quite different. Over the last two centuries many Catholic parishes have been merged for administative purposes. Upper and Lower Bellmount are now in the Catholic parish of Kilmurry and the civil parish of Moviddy.

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