The family of Cornelius Horgan and Honora Riordan, Dereen / Glenleigh

Hi, my name is Jeanne Cianciola. My great-grandfather Patrick Horgan emigrated to Boston in 1888 from Queenstown. His birth certificate states he was born 3/10/1867 in Dereen, Millstreet. His parents were Cornelius Horgan (6/20/1832) and Honora Riordan. He had 2 brothers: William (3/13/1864) and Timothy (5/9/1861). I believe William married Eliza Mangan 4/7/1889 and Timothy married Hannah Crowley 2/21/1889. I’ve only been researching for about a year and found the information above in the National Archives and Irish Geneology sites. I’ve hit a wall, so to speak. I’m wondering if I still have any ancestors in the area or if you might have further information on any of them. Thanks so much!

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Marriage of CORNELIUS HORGAN of NR and HONORA RIORDAN of BUOLIMORE on 8 March 1859

Baptism of TIMOTHEUS (TIMOTHY) HORGAN of DIREEN on 10 May 1861

Birth of WILLIAM HORGAN on March 12th 1864
Baptism of GULIELMUS (WILLIAM) HORGAN of DIRREEN on 14 March 1864

1867 March 4th: Birth of Patrick Horgan at Direen to Cornelius Horgan of Laught, and Hanna Horgan formerly Riordan
Baptism of PATRICIUS (PATRICK) HORGAN of DEREEN on 13 March 1867

1886 May 1st: Death of Hanoria Horgan 62 years, wife of Cornelius Horgan, a farm labourer, cancer of the stomach 10 months certified, William Horgan son present at death, Glounleagh

1901 census: Residents of a house 12.1 in Glenleigh (Kilcarney, Cork)

Surname Forename Age Sex
Horgan Cornelius 68
Born in Co. Cork
Male Head of Family
Roman Catholic
Irish and English


1911 census: Residents of a house 6 in Glenleigh (Kilcorney, Cork)

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Horgan Cornelius 78 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic

Cornelius may have died in 1917, but one can’t be certain it is him


Timothy (1861-)

1889 February 21st – Marriage of TIMOTHY HORGAN and HANNAH CROWLEY by Fr. A Morrissey P.P at Banteer Church. He a labourer from Glounlea, the son of Cornelius Horgan a labourer, She a servant (also from Glounlea?), the daughter of Timothy Crowley (deceased) a labourer. Witnessed by Batt Riordan and Hanoria Riordan.


William (1864-)

1880 April 7th: Marriage of William Horgan and Eliza Mangan in Doneraile Church. He a Coachman from Doneraile, son of Cornelius Horgan a labourer. She a cook from Doneraile, daughter of Martin Mangan a farmer. Witnessed by William Cronin and Elizabeth Green.
Note: unless there is family knowledge that this is the same William, can’t be sure.

He was present at the death of his mother in 1886


Patrick (1867-)

Emigrated in 1888

He married Nellie Buckley (1871-1951) in 1893 (daughter of Michael Buckley and Mary Sullivan) at 277 Main Street Brockton, priest A.J. Barry

They had seven children:
Mary Horgan 1895–1984, m. Albert F Paulding, + Albert, Cornelius, Marjorie
Margaret Horgan 1897–1976, m. William Crimmins, +2
(Missing one child pre-1900)
Cornelius Horgan 1900–1985, m. Lydia
John Horgan 1902–1905
Eleanor F Horgan 1905–1977
Teresa Horgan 1908–1924

1900 Census: 702 South Montello Street, Brockton, MA
Patrick, Nellie, and children Mary, Margaret, Cornelius
7 years married, 4 children – 3 alive
Both emigrated in 1888
Occupation: Shoe Hardware

1910 Federal Census: Horgan Family at 71(?) Dover Street, Brocton, Massachusetts. 16 years married, 7 children 5 alive; both emigrated in 1888; He is a Trimmer in a Shoe Shop; Naturalization papers. In the house: Patrick 42; Ellen 42; Mary 14; Margaret 12; Cornelius 10; Ellen 5; Teresa 2

1919 family living at 81 Lawrence St, Brockton

1920 Census: The family (including 5 children) are living at 81 Lawrence St, Brockton. Patrick is a Hand Heeler at a shoe factory; both are still aliens; Mary, Margaret, and Cornelius are all working in a Shoe Factory

Patrick died in 1925 and is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA.

In 1932 the family (Horigan) were living at 112 Lawrence, Brockton

In 1944 Nellie and Cornelius were living at h32 Montello, Brockton

(Brockton was once known as Shoe City as there were dozens of shoe factories there)

[ancetry – Jeanne]
[ancestry – other trees]


Locations mentioned:

  • Dereen is between Ballydaly and Clara Mountain about 2 miles west of Millstreet, in the Millstreet/Drishane Parish [map]
  • Glounlea / Glenleigh is about 4 miles east of Millstreet. It is in Banteer Catholic Parish, but Millstreet Civil Union. [map]
  • Laught is next to Glenleigh, but in Dromtarriffe Catholic Parish [map]
  • Bolomore is near Rathcoole Village, Dromtarriffe Catholic Parish [map]

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