Genealogy: Denis Cronin (born 1854)

Our Great Great Grandfather we think was called John. He had at least 2 sons: Cornelius b.1849 and Dennis b.1854 (our Great Grandfather.) The story goes that he remarried and raised a second family who may have inherited the family farm. This could explain the emigrations of Cornelius and Dennis – Cornelius went to America where he became a successful lawyer.

Dennis our Great Grandfather claimed to have been born in Millstreet in 1854. He was associated with a Colonel Elliot with whom he left for England as his servant. The colonel died very shortly afterwards leaving Dennis stranded in Bath where he married Ann Jennings in 1874 and raised a family of 6: Florence Mary 1874-1904, Clara 1875-1961, Ellen 1877-1973, Ruth 1878-1948, Dennis Ralph 1880-1957 and Cornelius (our grandfather) 1882-1944.

Cornelius lived in Bath and married Rose Gertrude raising a family of 3: Ivy (1905-1957??) Kenneth Ralph (1910-1964??) and Ronald Cornelius (our father) 4.9.1917-22.8.1979.

I hope some of this may make a connection with what you know of the Cronin family and would love to hear more if you discover anything.

John Cronin <email>

7 thoughts on “Genealogy: Denis Cronin (born 1854)”

  1. HI John.

    I am not sure if there is any connection but I belive my Great Great Grandfather was Cornelius/Connor Cronin. He had 5 children that I know of, Joanna (Johanna), Joseph, Margaret, Kate, and John (Born 18 Dec 1872, Tipperary. Their mother was Anne(or Annie or Joanna) Lynch from Tipperary.

  2. My Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother were from the Mill street area of Cork. I would be interested in learning more about the family before they emigrated to America and possibly corresponding with any living relations. As late as the 1960’s my Grandfather continued to correspond with family there and had visited Ireland and the family a few times. My Grandfather was Jeremiah Cronin born in Buffalo NY.
    My Great Grandfather was Richard Cronin who emigrated with several siblings around 1892. His parents were Jeremiah Daniel Cronin (1842-?) and Mary Cosgrave or Cosgrove (1840-?) Jeremiah’s parents were Daniel Cronin and Brigid Galleger. If anyone has any information on this family I would love to hear from you.

  3. Hi I’m banging my head trying to find my Cronin side of my family. My Great grandfather was John Cronin of I thought Co. Cork in Millstreet area but I was told by a second cousin that our Cronin’s were from Goulane Rathmore Co. Kerry. John b. @1877-1881 he married Julia Sullivan in 1917. They lived at Goulane West Rathmore Co. Kerry. He died in 1956. We have papers regarding property that he and Julia lived on until old. It said deed holder or owner Jeremiah Cronin father of Cornelius. So we don’t know if Jeremiah or Cornelius is John’s Dad. We know nothing about the Cronin’s other than what I just typed. Can someone please help me? Julia’s parents were Andrew and Ellen (nee Murphy) Sullivan. And during the war Julia tended the wounded and their home at Goulane West was a safe house for the Flying Columns and others. They had Jeremiah d. at 9 months. MaryEllen immigrated to NY, Andrew, and Johanna/Hannah/Joanie also immigrated to NY.

    1. hi jacqueline,
      below is some information on John’s family that i put together quickly. most are official registration documents (click the links to get to the document). At least there is some connection back to Millstreet 🙂
      hope it’s a help
      michael

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      Birth of John Cronin on 27th Sept 1890 to Jeremiah Cronin and Hannah Moynihan at Goulane
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1890/02404/1896604.pdf

      Marriage of John and Julia Sullivan Fabruary 1917
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1917/09740/5534488.pdf

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      1901 Census:

      Residents of a house 22 in Banard (Rathmore, Kerry)
      Show all information
      Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
      Cronin Mark 69 Male Brother R Catholic Co Kerry Retired Farmer Read and write Irish and English Not Married –
      Cronin Hanna 12 Female Daughter R Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Read and write – Not Married –
      Cronin Ellie 7 Female Daughter R Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Read and write – Not Married –
      Cronin Hanora 16 Female Daughter R Catholic Co Kerry Farmers Daughter Read and write Irish and English Not Married –
      Cronin Jeremiah 65 Male Head of Family R Catholic Co Kerry Farmer Cannot read or write Irish and English Married –
      Cronin John 10 Male Son R Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Read and write – Not Married –
      Cronin Timothy 15 Male Son R Catholic Co Kerry Farmers Son Read and write Irish and English Not Married –
      Cronin Con 7 Male Son R Catholic Co Kerry Scholar Read and write – Not Married –
      Cronin Hanna 40 Female Wife R Catholic Co Cork Farmers Wife Read and write Irish and English Married –

      http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Kerry/Rathmore/Banard/1413709/

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      1911 Census:
      Residents of a house 21 in Banard (Rathmore, Kerry)
      Show all information
      Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses Years Married Children Born Children Living
      Cronin Jeremiah 72 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Kerry Farmer Cannot read or write Irish and English Married – 27 – –
      Cronin Hannah 52 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Kerry – Cannot read or write Irish and English Married – – 6 6
      Cronin Timothy 25 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Kerry Farmers Son Read and write – Single – – – –
      Cronin John 20 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Kerry Farmers Son Read and write – Single – – – –
      Cronin Ellie 17 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Kerry Farmers Daughter Read and write – Single – – – –

      http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Kerry/Rathmore/Banard/286184/

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      Marriage of Jeremiah Cronin of Goulane and Johanna Moynihan of Caherbarnagh, Millstreet on February 21st 1884 (so there is a millstreet connection 🙂 )
      John’s grandfathers were Timothy Cronin and Patrick Moynihan. They were married by Canon Griffin.
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1884/10897/5980363.pdf

      John’s siblings:

      Birth of HANORA CRONIN on March 2nd 1885
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1885/02652/1977994.pdf

      Birth of Timothy Cronin on April 20th 1886
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1886/02597/1959421.pdf

      Birth of Johanna Cronin on October 20th 1888
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1888/02490/1923969.pdf

      Ellen and Cornelius were twins born on October third 1893
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1893/02277/1855294.pdf

      Death of Julia Cronin on February 1956 (probably)
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1956/04415/4151419.pdf

      Death of John Cronin on 26th November 1956 (probably, but his age seems wrong)
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1956/04403/4146392.pdf

      (note: there is no login required in the above pages, but you must just sign in your name)

      I didn’t get to looking for Julia O’Sullivan.

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      there are different spellings of Goulane are used

      Gallaun East 316 A, 2 R, 37 P
      Gallaun West 406 A, 3 R, 34 P

      The 1901 census uses: Gullaun East / Gullaun West

      I have seen Gullane used elsewhere

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