Irish Reidy- county known

A gathering of REIDYs

A place to enter your genealogical summary of your REIDYs/REEDYs/READYs (or similar name) and read the summaries of others. I hope this will result in useful contacts among those searching this name. If you are interested in family history or genealogy and have a REIDY in your family tree, check this out. It’s a pleasure to build your own website about your family’s history.

Page 1 is a listing of those queries where the Irish county of origin is known. Be sure to also check out page 2 since a relative may not have this information .

Irish – known county of origin

Co. Clare

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Joyce Bartorillo: (email:
I am looking for possible descedants of John Reidy and Mary Hennessy born in Ennis, Co Clare, three of their children came out to Australia, in the early 1900 or before, Jenny, Nellie and Mick. My grandmother was Nellie. Her Father was a farmer. I know they had about six children . Jenny married a Murray and lived in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Nellie married Frederick Coward in Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia.

Diane Berge: (email:
John Reedy b c 1827 in Co Clare.(Possibly Corofin parish and son of Andrew REIDY and Bridget Curtis) First shown in US census in 1860. According to Stanislaus County (CA, US) history he was naturalized in 1859. Mar. (place and year unknown) to Eliza Desmond b. c 1825 in Co Clare. First child Margaret Ann Reedy born 1856 in LaGrange California. John Reedy was a politician having been elected Stanislaus County Treasurer, County Clerk, Recorder and Auditor as well as Clerk of the La Grange Election District of Stanislaus County. He died 1875. We have records of his descendants but would very much like to learn more about his family in Ireland and whether there are any relatives still living in Co Clare.

Gail Blair: (email:
My Grandfather was Martin Patrick Reidy born 8th sept 1889 in Kilrush on the Reidy Family farm Tulley Crine leased from Captain Vandeleur the farm was 65 acres also they leased 8 acres from Lord Butler. Martins parents were John reidy Born 1839-1923 and mother Mary Anne Sharkey born 1855 and died 1893. Mary Anne died when Martin as approx. 4 years old John brought the family to the west coast of New Zealand in sept 1896. All the children of John were born in Ireland. John 1874-1956, Michael 1875-1966, James 1877-?, William 1878-1962, Mary 1880-1977, Daniel 1882-1952, Patrick 1884-1947, Thomas 1885-1956, Joseph 1887-1960, Martin 1889-1953. Martin died In Rotorua nz buried in Ngongotaha. John the father died in Auckland and is buried at Waikaraka cemetery NZ. My gedmatch no is A921035

Clare: Email address is bad. Please contact me.
Thomas Joseph REIDY b 1897 in Glaun Connelly, Co Clare to Daniel and Bridget Reidy. Immigrated to Chicago in 1914 with sister Agnes and brother Patrick who are both deceased with no family. Thomas died in 1990 leaving behind four children. I am his granddau. He had no contact with his family in Ireland after he immigrated, but I know that he had a brother named John who immigrated to Australia and became a member of Parliament and a brother named Peter (Peter Danny) who died at the homestead in 1975 leaving no family.

James Clark:Email address is bad. Please contact me.
John James Reidy born in Co Clare mar Mary McMahan who was also born in Co Clare. They had 2 children: Margaret Ellen was born in 1853 in Corning, NY and died in 1926 in Chicago. She was mar to Cyrus Vanness Clark, Jr. The second child was Mary (1861 - 1949). She married twice (John O'Meara and Charles Acker). John James might have been a casualty of the Civil War.

Jim Cutter: (email: and
Dorothy Barry: (email:
Thomas and Nora REIDY, emigrated from Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland, c 1895. They resided at Sheepshead Bay and then Staten Island, N.Y. About 1900 they moved to Lowell, MA and then to Lawrence, MA. Nora was the dau of Daniel DUFFY and Helen O'HARE.

Dobteach: (
My great grandmother was Bridget Ready (Reidy) born about 1865 in Ennis, County Clare. She was the daughter of Thomas Ready (Reidy) and Margaret Moroney. She emigrated to the US prior to 1889. She had at least 2 brothers in VT, one in Rhode Island, and possible sisters Nellie, Kate, and Mary. Her mother, Margaret Moroney, came to VT and died at the home of her son, Patrick Ready in Fair Haven, VT. Bridget married John McDonough and died in Proctor, VT. I would also like to hear from relatives of Katherine Ready Sullivan (See David Sullivan's listing below ).

Richard Dols:
REIDY, Martin b 1823, Ennis, Co Clare; emigrated to New York City via Nova Scotia during Famine years; m. Marcella Conway in NYC; qualified there as a wheelwright; moved to Rock Island, IL, 1851; eventually became post inspector of wagons & coaches at the Rock Island U.S. Arsenal; d. 1904 at Rock Island.

Brian FitzGerald: Email address is bad. Please contact me.
Reidy, Kilmore, Kielduff, Tralee. Jeremiah Reidy,1852-1949, mar Margaret Scanlon. As Margaret was the eldest of six girls(no sons),the Scanlon farm, Kilmore,passed to her, and hence to her husband Jeremiah Reidy, on the death of her father in 1889. Thus the farm passed to Michael Reidy, 1889-1987, who married Mary O'Connor, thence to their son Jeremiah 1916-1992, who mar Mary King (children:Tom, Mary, and Michael). The farm remains with the Reidy family today.

John Flynn: (email: )
GGmother Ellen Harriet Sheehan (milliner) came from Co Clare, Ireland to Melbourne, Australia and on her marriage certificate to William Augustus O’Regan a law clerk in Melbourne, Australia- it says her mother was Jane REIDY and father John SHEEHAN (farmer). Ellen (C 1845-48 – 1885) had 2 brothers that I know of – John (1843-1921) and Michael (1844-1916). Jane and John Sheehan were born about 1820.

Kathy Greiss: (email:
Patrick Reidy (b May 1828, Co. Clare) mar Margaret O'Connor (b.C. 1828?)
children born in Ireland: David (c 1858), Margaret (c 1860), and possibly Catherine 1863.
Patrick also had children born in Ledgedale, PA, USA - Henry and Patrick 1866, Michael 1867, John 1869

Raymond Harpin: (
My greatgrandfather was James REIDY of Inagh, Co Clare (d Ire 1940). He was mar to Bridget Roughan. He was the village blacksmith and his wife ran the post office and held the local tobacco-selling concession. They had a number of children born around the 1890's including my grandmother Mary (bn 1890, died 1954 in Melrose, MA), other siblings of Mary included Margaret, William, Michael and others whose names I don't know. Mary emigrated to Boston, MA via Ellis Island with her sister Margaret in 1909. Mary mar Thomas Pyne in Boston in 1914. Margaret married William Commane in Boston.

Margaret Jackson: (
My g/grandfather Michael Reidy Davin (b in Co Clare 1845) died in Perth, Western Australia in 1920. Death cert has his father as Michael Davin, but mother's name unknown so guessing it would have been Reidy or even Ready. Michael Reidy Davin came to Sydney via Port Phillip,Victoria,Australia as an 18yr old on "Maryborough" and married Mary Flynn in Waverley RC in 1869. His sister Margaret married Harry Thurston and had at least 2 children - Caroline (born and died 1877 in Brisbane Australia) and Alfred Charles Thurston (also born in Brisbane 30th August 1878). It appears he was a child prodigy violinist so his parents took him to Colorado US. It also seems there were Davin relatives in Spencer Massachusetts. Would like to find which part of Co Clare my Reidy/Davins came from.

Mel Jones: (
REIDY, James J. m. Nora CORBETT 3 known children -- Anne, Maria, & Nora all born between 1870 and 1890 in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare.

Lynette Jordan:
James Reidy from Co Clare m Margaret Doyle from Tipperary in 1888 in Warragul Victoria and had at least 2 sons: Martin Reidy (1890-1937) and Michael (1895-1917). James Reidy's parents were Martin Reidy and Anne Crowley. James seems to have remarried and his second wife was Hannah Mooney. This marriage produced a dau Bridget. Martin (son of James) m Malhalla Levinia Juanita (nee) Hodges in 1924 In Kilmore, Victoria and had 6 childen born between 1925 and 1937. Martin died in 1937 and our family lost touch with the rest of the his Reidy relatives.

Dorothy Joycey: (email:
Thomas READY b c 1839 father Bartholomew a Blacksmith listed as REIDY in papers regarding lease of land at Clonlara Union of Limerick, Co Clare. Thomas m. Mary KIELY at Clonlara Union Jul 1859. His address was given as Newtown. Children Mary b 1870, Edmund b 1876, Alice b 1878, Patrick b 1880. Mary came to Australia about 1900.

Audrey Kane: (email:
Bridget READY b.c.1808 married Michael KANE/KEANE labourer Doonbeg, County Clare, Ireland son Martin KEANE b.c. 1844 m. 1871 Cooraclare, Clare County, Ireland (witnessed by John &Ann MCGRATH) to Catherine GREEN b.c. 1850, they had dtr. Mary c.1871/72 location Ire. came to Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y. 1873 had children Michael 1873, Edward 1875, John 1877, moved to Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn. dtr Bridget,1881, Anne 1883, ?(F) 1885, Martin 1887. Bridget (READY) died 1889 in Hanover, Mass was living with dtr-n-l and buried in St. Rose Church Cemetery Newtown, Conn. Our family is connected through Edward O. KANE a cooper and wife Ellen CONWAY possible son of Michael and Bridget READY which both families lived together in Poughkeepsie for a few years. Edward came to N.Y. many years before Bridget, had first son 1856 Michael KANE in 1857 Orange County, N.Y. in 1858 to Poughkeepsie.

Carol Kenny: (email:
William Micheal Reidy of Ennis. Co Clare mar Marie Quinn 1857 (home referred to as Rose Cottage). Children John b 1858 d 1858, William Michael b 1859 d 1906 (Liverpool), Elizabeth b 1862, Mary Ellen b 1864 d 1864. William Michael m Helen Oconnor (?) moved to Liverpool, dau Eleanor Marie Reidy b 1903 Liverpool d 1978 Ontario Canada. Family was politically involved. I am hoping to connect with other REIDY researchers looking into the REIDY family in the Ennis area.

Joan Baker Koch: (email:
Michael READY (son of Arthur), b. 1833 in Co Clare, came to US c 1844, m. Margaret DALTON 1856, d. 1876 in Painesville, OH. Children: Michael, Martin, Eugene, Arthur, Catherine, Margaret, Mary, John, Josie. Margaret moved to Warren, OH after Michael's death, and Arthur died there in 1922. Josie died in Youngstown,OH in 1943.

Patricia Reidy Lawrence: (email:
Looking for ancestral info on family of MICHAEL REIDY (b. 1858,Co Clare). He mar ELLEN QUINLIVAN, (b. August 1860, Irl) in White Haven, PA, in Nov 1884, and had 7 children: Patrick, Thomas, John Leo, Mary, James, Ellen, and Margaret. Michael and Ellen each came to the US in 1880.
Also looking for info on MARY REIDY (b. 1849?) in Irl. Mar JAMES QUINLIVAN (b. 1848?) in Doonbeg, Irl in 1872.
Their children: Patrick, Elizabeth, Dennis, Mary, James and perhaps another dau. Children mar and raised families in PA, NJ, NY. Multiple family connections: Mary's son Dennis Quinlivan mar Jeanmarie (Jennie) McTigue, of Islip, NY, sister of Elizabeth McTigue, who mar John Leo Reidy, son of Michael Reidy and cousin of Dennis Quinlivan.
Alternate contact: Elaine Kavanaugh Croce(

Clarissa Leheny: (email:
Michael Reidy was born in County Clare and came to America around 1860. He was born in 1825. Both he and his wife Mary Nash (b. 1832) were born in Ireland. They had six or seven children Mary Anne, Ellen, Julia, Margaret, Kate and Winfred. They live at McGill Street in Waterbury, CT. Mary Anne m. James McGraw, son of Patrick and Bridget McGraw

Ellen Lewis:(email: )
I am seeking information on a Bartholemew Reidy, a blacksmith from Tulla, Co Clare. His children’s birth registrations suggest he was known as Batt Reidy. It is not known where he was born (?1830) or where he actually died, but his daughter Annie’s New Zealand marriage notice in 1907 states he was deceased from Tulla, Co Clare. His daughter Ellen’s New Zealand death certificate also states his name as Bartholemew Reidy, blacksmith, from Co Clare. His father’s name may also have been Bartholemew and a blacksmith. It is believed that his wife was Mary McNamara (b.? 1831) and they had a number of children. Not all of their names are known. Those that are - Bartholemew (b.1864 Quin/Tulla), Johanna (b.1866 Quin/Tulla), Martin (b. 1868 Quin/Tulla), Ellen (b. 1871 Quin/Tulla), Annie (b. unknown, but may have been the already mentioned Johanna who was called Annie for short by the family), James (b,unknown). There may have been a second Bartholemew born following the earlier death of the first Bartholemew.
His daughter Ellen Reidy (b. 1871) was my great grandmother. She left home in 1892 from Tulla to travel to New Zealand with her sister Annie, arriving in the Hawkes Bay, North Island, NZ in 1893/94. She married John Halpin (b. 1854 Co Wicklow)in 1896 and went on to have 7 children. She died in 1915 (childbirth) in Opunake, Taranaki where the family had settled on their own farm.

Linda Lintz:(email:
REIDY, Michael and wife Margaret McROHAN Reidy emigrated to the US c.1885..from ..we believe...Co Clare....lived in Elmira, NY died in '33 and '30 respectively.

Robert Malone: (
Patrick REEDY was born circa 1836 to Patrick and Ann in Co Clare Ireland. He travelled to Australia from Southhampton on "The Daphne" and arriving in Sydney on 16 January 1859. He spent most of the rest of his life in southern New South Wales as a farmer near the town of Bombala. In 1862 in Bombala, he mar Mary QUINN (b c 1835 Co Clare, Ireland). Mary's parents were Patrick and Honara. Patrick and Mary had the following children: Patrick (b & d 1864), Fergus (b 1865), Maria (1867-1883) Jane (b 1869), Thomas (1873-1945) and Edward Patrick (b 1875).

MARDL1: (email:
READY, PATRICK, m. Mary or Nancy LYNCH abt. 1820. She was of Co Clare. They settled in Winchendon, MA and had a dau Catherine who m. Patrick Fitzgerald in 1852. Patrick READY had a brother Michael and a sister Nancy.

Mary Theresa McCombe: (email:
Thomas Reidy b.c. 1845 in Glaun, Kilmaley, Co Clare (son of Daniel) mar Mary Rynne on January 24, 1870. They had 7 children: John (b.May 1870), Bridget (b. October 1871), Daniel (b. April 1873), Mary (b.April 1874), Catherine (b. December 1875), Michael (b. January 1878) and Margaret(b. May 1879). All children were born in Glaun, Kilmaley, Clare.

Maura Murray: (email:
My great grandmother, Margaret(Peggy) REIDY, b 1829 in Kilmaley, Ennis, Co. Clare. She mar Patrick DOHERTY in Kilshanny Co. Clare and died there in 1917. She had about 7 children, one of whom was my grandfather, John. (Patrick's parents were Jonn Doherty &Mary DRONEY). Margaret Reidy had 2 sisters and one brother (names unknown) who went to Australia. They could not write so no one heard from them again.

Lucy Nuttall: Email address is bad. Please contact me.
James Reidy had a dau Anne Reidy b.c.1844, Co Clare, Ireland. She mar Henry James Bennett in 1853 in Jericho, Victoria, Australia. I do not know if Anne immigrated to Australia alone or with other "Reidy" family.

Maurice O'Grady: (email:
Thomas REIDY born in Crossderry, Clare, IRL in 1837 mar Catherine MOORE 19 Feb 1860 in Labasheeda, Clare IRL. Son Michael born 14 Dec 1860 in Labasheeda to Chicago, US in 1882. He mar Margaret DONNELLAN in Chicago.(see Listing for Edward Reidy below)

REHapin: (
My greatgrandfather was Michael REIDY of Inagh, Co Clare. He was mar to a woman with the maiden name of COTTER. He was the village blacksmith and his wife ran the post office and held the local tobacco-selling concession. They had a number of children born around the 1890's including Mary, Margaret, William, Michael and others whose names I don't know. Mary, my grandmother, emigrated to Boston with her sister Margaret in 1909.

Edward Reidy Jr: (email:
Michael Reidy of Crossderry, Co. Clare mar Margaret Bermingham. They had a son Thomas Reidy who mar Catharine Moore and had 5-6 children, then, after her death mar Margaret Behan and had 5 more. Thomas' eldest by his first wife was Michael Reidy who came to America c 1882 and mar Margaret Donnellan. Thomas' brother Martin inherited the farm at Crossderry and his great-great(?) grandson, Martin still runs it.

John (Jack) J. Reidy: (email:
Stephen Thomas REIDY [b c 1889 in Co Clare] mar Nora Agnes McCARTHY [b c 1892 in Co Cork] in Cambridge MA on Sept. 2 1917. Stephen's parents were Patrick Reidy and Margaret KANE. Nora's parents were Thomas McCarthy and Honora Agnes HOULIHAN. They were all born in Irl.

Meridith Reidy: (email:
My g.g.g. grandfather was Austin REIDY (married to Margaret LYNCH) who lived in Drumelihy, Kilmacduane, County Clare. His Son, Patrick REIDY was born appr 1831, and migrated to AUSTRALIA appr 1858 to Bungaree (near Ballarat) in Victoria. Patrick married ANNE or ANNIE CARNEY in Ballarat in 1868. Anne Carney was born in Tipperary approx 1845 and immigrated to Australia approx 1867. I am looking for more information on Austin Reidy, and any further children he may have had. The Griffith Register lists Austin Reidy with about 22 acres of farm land, and also a further 4 acres listed with a Patrick Reidy, who could have been Austin's father.

My great Grandmother was Nora T. Reidy, b 1879 in Tullycrine, Co Clare . Parents were Daniel ?J Reidy and Marie Kelly. Daniel was something of an Irish nationalist according to his obituary. Nora graduated from Oxford University in 1897 as one of the first women to do so. Any information concerning this family line would be greatly appreciated.

Margaret Singe: (email:
REIDY, Jeremiah, farmer from Killadysert, C Clare. Mar Catherine Mulquiny/Mulqueeny. Son James John Reidy (b:1842) came to Australia (landed S.A) in 1864. Died 1896 Bendigo. mar Catherine Doherty in 1881, Bendigo, Aust. Possibly had brothers or sisters that went to America.

Vicki Smith: (
My ancestor Patrick Reidy/Reedy/Ready was born c 1823 at Ennis, Co Clare and mar Margaret McMahon about 1848 at Ballyea - according to his death certificate. Patrick's parents were Thomas Reedy and Bridget Silver. Margaret's parents were Michael McMahon and Sarah O'Brien. They migrated to Australia, arriving in Moreton Bay (Brisbane) per 'Argyle' in 1852 with young son Michael. The family settled on the land at Ipswich and raised a large family. Patrick's brother Michael Reidy and Margaret's relative David McMahon arrived in Moreton Bay per 'Chowringhee' in 1855.

David Sullivan: (
Katherine Ready (my GGrandmother) b 1871, from Ennis, Co Clare
She was the dau of Thomas Ready (maybe Reidy) and Margaret Maroney of Ennis. Katherine had numerous brothers and sisters: Mary, Francis, Patrick, Michael, Thomas, Nellie, Bridget, Mary (b. 1874) and Margaret. Katherine and many, if not all of her siblings emigrated to Vermont sometime in the early 1890's. Katherine moved to Fitchburg, MA in 1895 where she mar Dennis Sullivan. I would very much like to learn more about any related Ready's (Reidy's) still in Co Clare Ireland as well as information on the Ready siblings who emigrated to Vermont. (See DOBTEACH's listing above)

Sharron A. Vossoughi: ( )
James READY and Catherine O'LAUGHLIN had at least three children who left Irl for Chemung Co, NY during the famine. 1. Mary [b c 1816 in Co Clare, m Patrick LIDDY of Co Clare and d in Elmira Apr 1911]; 2. Patrick [b c 1820], mar Margaret FINN of Liscannor, Co Clare and "sailed to NYC on their honeymoon" in 1848. They farmed in Lowman, Chemung Co, NY and Patrick died Sept 1912 in Elmira; 3. John [b c 1822 Co Clare] mar Mary (possible REIDY) and died in Elmira Nov 1903.

Rosemary Wade: (email:
Michael REIDY (b1835 Slievealoughaun, Kilmaley Parish, Co. Clare and Ellen MEEHAN (b1836, Rathkerry, Kilmaley Parish, Co. Clare). Michael farmed with the Frawleys at Kyletunna (near Kilmaley). Michael and Ellen had eight children, all born at Kyleatunna: Patrick John (b1860), Mary (also known as Maureen b 1863), Bridget (b1865), Matilda (b1868), Thomas (b1870), John (b1873), Martin (b1876) and Michael (b1879). Patrick John migrated to Australia some time before 1881, mar Jane Greville at Beaufort, Victoria in that year. It is thought that the other may have migrated to America about 1895 when the Frawleys sold the farm. Maureen lived in America. She may have mar someone with the surname Doolittle.
We think that Michael's parents may have been Patrick Reidy and Bridget Frawley and that Ellen Meehan's may have been Thomas Meehan and Honor Conway.
We do not know when Patrick migrated to Australia. He became a Roadmaster with the Victorian Railways and died in 1917 at Bendigo, Victoria.

Co. Cork

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Carole Cumber: (email: )
Catherine READY age 23 yrs mar Patrick Mahoney on 18th Dec 1849 St Georges Catholic Church Southwark (London, England). Catherine and Patrick were both were born Cork,Ireland. The bride's father was Patrick READY, a weaver (probably in Cork). They had five children baptised at St Georges Roman Catholic Church Southwark

Rita Hay: (email:
Maurice REIDY m.Julia O'BRIEN in 1856 at Dromtarriff,Cork. They had a daughter Mary Elizabeth b 1863.She married Thomas O'Connor in 1883 at Tenderfield,N.S.W..Both of them died 1892/1883 at Tenterfield. Julia O'Brien(Reidy) died 1889 at Tenderfield.Her parents were William O'Brien and Mary Murphy.
Maurice and Julia came out to Australia around 1867. Can anybody tell me when Maurice died and who his parents are? Also does anybody know what ship they came out on?

Julie Pickering: (email:
Reidy, Bridget b. early 1800's possibly Co. Cork, mar Michael Lawlor of Co. Cork. One child known, Margaret Lawlor b. 1835 Co. Cork. Any information gratefully received.

Co. Kerry

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Ray Marshall ( is trying to find connections among the numerous Reidy families of the Castleisland area. There are quite a few Castleisland families listed here. So I ask all of those and anyone else with Reidys/Reedies/Readies/etc. from the Castleisland area to keep in touch with Ray.

Pam Finnegan Boice: (
Looking for connections to Margaret (Madge) REIDY, b. c. 1878, prob. in Tralee, Co. Kerry. Her parents were Maurice REIDY (b. Ire.) and Hanora/Honora SULLIVAN/O'SULLIVAN (b. Eng.), m. on 26 Feb. 1876 in Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ire. Some of Margaret's siblings were Noreen, Kathleen, Cecilia, and Maurice. Margaret m. James Joseph FINNEGAN of Killarney, Co. Kerry in Boston, Mass. in 1910. Margaret d. in Boston, Mass. 1973.

Colleen Ann Cross: (
I am in search of two Reidy families from Co. Kerry who immigrated to the U..S. in the later part of the 1800's possibly through Pennsylvania and or New Jersey. Patrick 1854-1929 (Parents listed as Maurice and Catherine) b. and Johanna Cotter Reidy abt 1851-1928 (parents listed as Garrett Gerard Cotter and Johanna Connor) their children Maurice F. or Morris b. 7 Sep 1876 in Gortruail, Knocknagoshel Parish, Kerry Ireland d. Feb 1961 Manchester NH, Timothy 24/25 Dec 1877 in Kerry d. Jan 1963 in New Hampshire , and Johanna 21 Jul 1879 in Gortroe Ireland. Mary b. 1882 in NH and d. 1959 Manchester, NH, and Patrick b. 1885 in NH and d. 1947 in NH.
My second family would consist of Denis and Mary Tangney Reidy who's children were Margaret b. 6 Dec 1872 in Kilbawn, Castleisland, Ballymacelligott Parish, Kerry d. 29 Dec 1934 in Manchester NH, Michael b. 15 May 1867 in Kerry Ireland d. 8 Feb 1935 in Manchester NH, Honora 31 Aug 1865 Castleisland Kerry Ireland, and Johanna b. 5 Mar 1870. Catherine (married William Lane) b. 1858 in Ireland and d. 1908 in Manchester, NH. There is also a Johanna and John born 1870 in Kielbane/Keelbane I believe stayed in Ireland.
Maurice F from the first family mentioned married Margaret of the second family 28 Apr 1908 in Manchester New Hampshire. Their children were Mary J. b.. in NJ around 1910 d. Oct 1974 in Manchester NH, Geraldine 19 Apr 1911 in Mass and d. 19 Sep 2004 in NH, Maurice Charles or Charles Maurice b. 8 Jun 1912 in NH d. 15 Feb 2001 in CT, Dorothy in NH around 1913 and Edward Lester b. around 1914 in NH. d. 1984 Endicott NY. Any help getting me back to Ireland would be appreciated.
I believe my Maurice Reidy is related most if not all of the Reidy's in the Manchester NH area. I believe my Margaret Reidy is related to the Reidy's in the Worcester MA area though I have nothing concrete to prove my assumptions.

Diane Dickie: (
Searching for connections to my relative James Reidy. He was born about February, 1839 in Tralee, Kerry, Ireland. When he enlisted in the British Army at age 15 1/2 years he gave his trade as tailor. His father was David Reidy, also a tailor by trade. We would appreciate hearing from anyone who might be able to connect them to more family

Helen Douglas: (email: )
This entry seems to be a good example of spelling changes. In Co Kerry, Irl the name is REIDY but in Scotland and Australia REID and RAIDY are used.
Denis Reidy (c1800- pre 1867) in Ireland (farm labourer) m: 1820 Mary Mannicks (Mannix) d: pre 1867. Their son: Denis Reidy (b: (c) 1816 Kerry. Ireland d:1876 in Bridgeton, Glasgow ) m: 1845 County Kerry, Ireland. to Bridget Carmo(o)dy (daur of Maurice Carmoody and Mary Haggerty) b: (c) 1822 Kerry, Ireland. d: as Reid 1906 Hutchesontown, Glasgow. Scotland. They had 2 girls born in Ireland and dec'd and 1 son Denis went with parents to Scotland in 1849
Issue of Denis (the son)
Margaret Raidy b: 1850 Glasgow
Jane Raidy b: (c) 1852 m: McNiff.
Mary Raidy b: 1855 Calton, Glasgow.
Son: Thomas Reidy b: 1857 Calton, Glasgow. d:as Thomas Reid 1902 Bridseton. m: as Thomas Reid 1885 Anderton, Glasgow, to Catherine McPhail.
(The 1851 Scotland Census this family is found under 'Reidy'
Issue of Thomas Reid and Catherine McPhail:
Jane Reid b: 1886, Glasgow
Dennis b 1887 Glasgow.
Ann b: 1889, Glasgow. d: Sydney NSW. Australia. m: Wm Kepper -Son Albert Charles, daughter Catherine and Emily May of Townsville, Queensland. Australia
Thomas b: 1892 Glasgow Scotland.
Mary b: Glasgow. d: Sydney NSW. Australia. m: Wm Gourley -dau Katherine Glasgow.
John Reid (departing Scotland June 1925 on the S.S. "Themistocles". Arriving Australia 8 August 1925) b: 28 Sept 1893 Glasgow d: 8 Aug 1964 Ayr Queensland. Australia m: 28 Dec 1917, Govan, Glasgow Scotland to Isabella Balfour

Anna Fenwick: Email address is bad. Please contact me.
My g-g grandmother was Margaret Reidy (b. 18 Aug 1867) from Castle Island, Co Kerry. She came to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand in the 1870's with her parents, James and Elizabeth (nee WALSH), and a sister, Mary. I am beginning a project to research Margaret Reidy's life and would be interested in any family tree information you might have, or any connections with possible family members who may have any ideas.

Jennifer K. Giuffre-Johnson: (
Going to Ireland in October and would like to find some of our living relatives Grandparents are Vincent Reidy and Alma Reidy. G-aunts Cecilia Reidy and Mary Margaret Reidy (died at the age of 12 of pneumonia). Lost contact with Cecelia's 1st cousin who lived in Listowel (Ellen Reidy?). I also know of a Margaret O'Connor whom married my g-grand father Patrick Reidy. Please if you have any information contact me.

John Handley: (email:
John Reidy m Margaret Sullivan (9 Feb 1839, Castle Island, Co Kerry). Hanora Reidy (b 22 Dec 1839 Castle Island, d 24 Sep 1917 Sedalia, Pettis County,MO) m Michael Sullivan (b 1832 Curagh, Co Kerry d 1885, Springfork, Pettis Co, MO.)

Ann Juarez: (email:
Aileen/Ellen READY mar Denis MCAULIFFE ca 1830, possibly in Knocknagashel, Kerry. One known son, Timothy (Thade) D. McAuliffe b March 17, 1836, d June 14, 1914 in Knockbrack, Knocknagashel. Aileen was possible dau of Lawrence and Mary Daly READY. Lawrence, possible son of William and Margaret O'Neill READY.

Andrew Kirby : (email: (WWW)
Timothy A. REIDY was b Mar 04, 1833 in Co Kerry and d Dec 14, 1909 in Hartford City, IN. He mar Honora KERBY April 13, 1861 in Connersville, IN, dau of Micheal KERBY and Honora CONNOR. Children: Michael 2 (b 1863), John (b 1867) , Twin of William, William Joseph (b 1869), Mary Catherine (b 1871), Julia Ann ( b. 1873) and Margaret (b 1876). Any information about his parents and family in Irl or his children born in Indiana would be welcome.

Bob Lee : (email: My Great Grandfather Eugene McCarthy was born in Co Kerry (possibly Castlegregory) in 1831. His parents were Florence and Julia Reidy McCarthy. Unfortunately that is really all we know about them. He did have an older brother Dennis, and at least two sisters. Eugene immigrated in 1847 and ended up in Wellsville NY. His wife was Mary Ann Magner McCarthy. Her parents John and Ellen Harrington Magner were from Fermoy, County Cork. Incidentally Ellen's Mother was Bridget O'Brien wife of Thomas Harrington. The family legend has it that Bridget was related to William S O'Brien who was one of the Comstock load's Big Irish four.

Ray Marshall: (
5 REIDYs (Denis, Jeremiah, Andrew, Patrick and Johanna) from 2 families living near Castleisland in northeast Kerry emigrated to Negaunee, Michigan about 1870. With them came a McAULLIFFE and a MURPHY as spouses.

Tom Morris: (email:
John Reidy was b. 17 Mar 1813 in Killarney, Co. Kerry to Philip Reidy and Johannah. He married Ellen Sullivan who was b. abt 1817 in Ireland. They came to America, probably about 1849, and settled at Weymouth, MA. Children included Philip A., Joanna, John Jr., Michael, Jacob, Daniel, and Ellen, the first four of which were born in Ireland. I am interested in anyone with further information on ancestors or descendants of this family.

Mark Neary: (
My Great-Great Grandfather, John Joseph Reedy born Tarbert, co Kerry (c. 1845). Parents, Jacob Reedy and Marie Conner. Mar Mary Ann Lander on 15 May 1865 in St Peters Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Tim O'Brien: (email:
My great grandfather was Timothy T. Reidy. His parents were Timothy T. Reidy and Ellen Kelleher. He was born at Balleyheigue, Co. Kerry in 1868. He had a sister who mar an O'Neill, a brother and possibly more siblings. He emigrated to Indianapolis, IN USA in the 1890's. He mar Nora O'Connor in 1895 at Indianapolis. They had seven dau. I'm looking for any connections.

Margaret O'Brien: (email:
Tom Reidy (b. December 1909 Knockachur Knocknagoshel Co Kerry) m Margaret Lane from Brosna in Feb 1936 and his Father was Mick/Michael Reidy (m Nora Donoghue from Loughfuder Knocknagoshel) and his Grandfather was also Michael and came from a place called Killmoyley (and marr an-Eager/Ager from Cordal Castleisland). Tom had two brother Jack and Mot(Mortimer) four sisters Kit, Nell and May(she went out to America) and Nora (England). Would like any information on Reidy from Killmoyley

Edwin O'Flynn: (email:
Julia Reidy (b 1866 Maglass, Co. Kerry; Father-John Reidy) mar 1888 to Maurice Flynn at Clogher Chapel ,Ballymacelligot .She died 1912 Children: Mary(Clifford), John(NY), Maurice, Jeremiah(Aus), James, Tom, Phillip, Edward, Con, Catherine(Murphy) &Arthur. Jeremiah O'Flynn to Australia in 1912.

Marie-Therese Oxnam: (email:
Hannah REIDY was my grandmother, b c 1891/92 in Leame Kilflyn Co. Kerry. She was the oldest of a family of nine of the family of Maurice and Margaret Reidy (nee Weir). She left Ireland November 1909 and came to New Zealand where she already had 4 Reidy uncles ( Tom, Tim, James and Jack) and 2 Reidy aunts (Ellen O'Sullivan and Margaret Bowe) Her uncle Tim later moved to Australia. Hannah's brother Maurice, as well as her sisters Nora Shanahan (and husband Jerry) and Ellen (later married Patrick McErlain) also came to NZ. (Nora later returned to Ireland). Hannah married William Myers from Killarney in Wellington NZ in 1912. I would like to hear from any relatives

Philip O'Rourke: (email:
John A. Banfield , mar Mary Reidy from Boherbee, in Tralee, Nov. 10 1887. She was 28 years of age and the dau of Thomas Reidy.

Pat O'Sullivan: (email:
Anne SULLIVAN m Patrick O'SULLIVAN, blacksmith in Keel, Castlemaine,on 3 feb,1894. Her marriage cert lists her as dau of DENIS, farmer and resident in Castlemaine- she had relatives -REIDYS in BALLYMACELLIGOTT, including a Phil REIDY ,a tailor. Anne died in 1945 and a brother Tim died in 1897. Any information appreciated .

Pat Pearce : (email:
Ellen REIDY, born 1882, the eighth and youngest child of John Reidy and Margaret (Peg) BROWN(E) of Clahaneleesh, Co.Kerry. Clahaneleesh townland is approximately four miles north of Ballyheige. Ellen married Stephen KELLY of Kilmore, Ballyduff, in 1906. Her older siblings were Michael, lived Kilmore, Cornelius (Con) - lived Washington D.C., John, lived Clahaneleesh, Mary, m. CULLINANE - lived Washington D.C., Nora m. KELLY - lived USA, Johanna m. BURKE - lived Castleshannon and Margaret who died at a young age

Raymond Raedy: (email:
Daniel REIDY [b in 1840 in Co Kerry] emigrated to the U.S. in 1863, settled in Washington DC, mar Mary COURTNEY, [dau of Patrick Courtney and Mary COUNIHAN, b 1840 in Co Kerry]. Baptismal records of their children have last name spelled READY. They had 8 children but I can only locate records on 7. Spelling changed to RAEDY between 1900 and 1910.

Tom Raidy: (email:
Michael RADY-READY-RADRY (b 1830 in Co Kerry Ireland, father - Patrick, mother - Ellen STACK (possibly STARK)) mar Abigal (Abbie-Abba-Allie) McCARTY-McCARTHY (b Dec 31, 1841, father - Michael, mother - Margaret DOWNING) in Nelson County Kentucky. They lived in Speeds, Indiana. He was a blacksmith at the mill. They had 7 children - Margaret, William, Michael, Sara (Sally), John, Florence, and James. Michael died in Speeds, Indiana on Dec 12 1899. Abigal died in Sellersburg Indiana on Dec 4 1916.

George Ready: (
Looking for John Joseph Ready (prob from Meenlietrim/Benlietrim area of Co Kerry). Immigrated in the 1830s or 40s. has a brother or his father with him named Maurice Ready. Both married a couple of times after arriving here. Ended up in Vicksburg Miss. John married a widow named Bridget Doren Burns. She died and he remarried and settled in Meridian, Miss.
DNA testing indicates these READYs are related to the REIDYs in Kerry and Clare.

Lynda Ready: (email:
Michael Ready born abt. 1808 in Co Kerry married Ellen Sullivan born abt. 1802 also in Kerry. We believe that she may have been living in Vernon River, PEI or New Brunswick when she married Michael.
Michael Ready's parents we believe were John Ready born 1786 and Elizabeth Reilly born abt. 1786 in Kerry. They emigrated in 1817 to Prince Edward Island. John & Elizabeth we believe had the following children (all born in Ireland): Mary Ann born abt. 1803, Thomas born abt. 1804, John born abt. 1806 and Michael born abt. 1808.
Michael Ready and Ellen had the following children (all but the first listed born in Prince Edward Island): John M. born 1837 in New Brunswick, Marian born 1840 , Ellen born 1842 , Catherine born 1844, Michael "Mickle" born 1845, Julia A. born 1847 (she moved to the States), Agnes born 1849, Bridget E. born 1851 and Anastasia born 1855.

John Reedy: (email:
Daniel REEDY [b 1805 Co Kerry d 1875 Jersey Co IL] m Ellen BRICK & had children Lawrence, Bryan, Thomas, Edward John, Margaret Ellen, Edward and Daniel; emigrated in 1852 with Daniel Jr., Edward and Margaret, only survivors. Daniel REEDY Jr. [b 1842 Co Kerry] m Ellen ROACH in 1868, Jersey Co. IL (dau of Terrance Roach and Margaret SLYNE). ROACH's were from Co Limerick. Daniel REEDY Jr. and Ellen had 7 children; Margaret Ellen REEDY (m. KLUNK), Terrence REEDY (m. Sadie Gaughan), Daniel REEDY (m Adele HANAUER), Robert Emmet REEDY (m Lauretta K. O'BRIEN, David Francis REEDY (Frank) (m. Sarah REIDY) and William (m. Tess).

Should anyone have interest, I am having my Y-DNA37 test done to compare to other REEDY, REIDY, READY, etc. This is a male line only and can be found at Although this is called the READY project, it includes all variations of the name. I have also ordered a Family Finder dna test that will look at all male/female lines.

Brendan Reidy: (
Daniel REIDY came from Farmers Bridge, Tralee, Co Kerry where the family had a small farm. There were six children, Ned, Daniel, Jehr, Liam, Joan and Kitty. The last of the siblings, Liam died recently in Co West Meath where he and his family spent the major part of his life. Daniel (the son) m. Lillian Mitchell and had four children, One branch of the family emigrated to New Zealand and ran a sheep station. One of the dau came to visit us about thirty years ago when we ran a pub in the east end of London.

Dennis Reidy: (email:
Denis REIDY and Catherine SULLIVAN of Corobeg, Valentia Island, Co Kerry had several children:
Michael Reidy[b 1868 in Corobeg], emigrated to NYC, USA in 1893 and then to New London CT,
   m Bridget O'NEIL (of Arhort, Co Kerry - parents Patrick 0'Neil and Catherine O'CONNELL);
Patrick Reidy m Nellie DEVINE of Portmagee;
Bridget m. John O'Conner;
Mary m. James Gorman;
Delia m. Timothy Michael Conners;
Patrick m. Helena Devine of Portmagee; and
Nora m. Michael J Sullivan ;
The Reidys came to Corobeg around 1715 from Ardfert, Co Kerry.

Dick Reidy : (
Ellen Godfrey married Michael Reidy in the late 1860s She came from Kilgarvin Ireland in 1900 to Philadelphia (with a son Richard J. Reidy and six daughters). They moved to the Elmira N.Y to join her other son Harry Reidy who was working on the D.W.&L railroad. Richard J Reidy was born on Jan 9.1883 in Kilgarvin, worked for the rairoad from 1900-1953, and died in 1960. Ellen Godfrey was the daughter of John Godfrey and Mary Foley Godfrey. Her father was the overseear for Lord Kenmare.

Martin Reidy: Email address is bad. Please contact me.
I've temporarily listed this under Kerry as the only Ballyseedy I know of is in Kerry
My name is Martin James Reidy. I am the 7th Martin Reidy. My father was Martin Francis Reidy. I live in Montreal. My father was born in Bridgeport Conneticut. My grandfathers family came from Ballyseedy?.

Michael Reidy: (
John Reidy of Castleisland, Co. Kerry (father - Joseph Reidy) and his wife Mary O'Brien had a dau Margaret. They moved to Worcester, MA, US, c. 1860, leaving Margaret in Irl until they had settled. They sent back for her but never found her. They had three sons in the US: James, Michael John (Jack), and Maurice Francis.

Mary Slattery Roth: (
My ggrandmother was Mary Reidy b. circa 1870s around Clashmelcon/Ballyheigue, Kerry. Parents: Mary Casey and Michael or Thomas Reidy.
Unfortunately, Mary Reidy died after giving birth to my grandmother in 1908. So not much is known of this family.

Mary Sullivan: (
My great-great grandmother, Mary Ready was born in Benlietrum (Meenlietrum),County Kerry. Her father's name was John. Mary married Dennis Sullivan,also of County Kerry, in Pittsburgh, PA in 1856. They settled in Missouri by 1860. Mary died in St. Louis in October of 1922, and was buried in Sedalia, MO. Mary had a brother John, an ancestor of George Ready, who settled in Mississippi. Additional siblings of Mary Reidy Sullivan include Nicholas, buried in Missouri, and Julia (died in Ireland). After her mother died, her father remarried. Second wife was Ellen Sullivan of Listowel, daughter of Jeremiah. Their children included Jeremiah, Ellen and Julia.

Mary C. Woestman: (
Catherine Reidy (b. c 1880 in Castleisland or Knocknagoshel, Co Kerry), emigrated to New York City c 1900, m. Brian O'Rourke, formerly of Brosna, in 1902. They lived at 209 E. 93rd and had seven children. Catherine had a sister, Margaret, who mar. John O'Conner. They also lived in NYC at 76th and 3rd Ave. Margaret and Catherine had a brother named either James or Edward who was killed in the great earthquake in San Francisco.

Barbara Wright: (
Hanora Reidy, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, m. John Mahoney. Children: John,b.1815, Parish of Currans, County Kerry, Patrick, b.1816, Hanora,b.1817, Ellen,b.1823. Children settled in Oxford,Iowa USA around 1859. Ellen m. Thomas O'Rourke. Hanora Reidy and John Mahoney are my ggggrandparents.

Co. Kildare

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Walter Reidy: (
Walter James REIDY [b 1902, The Curragh, Co Kildare, d Dublin 1978] m Kathleen O'REGAN (1905-1978, from Cork City). He joined British Merchant Navy 1918-1944 and was founder member of Irish Naval Service 1945 and captained the L E Cliona for 8 years. Children include Maurice O'Regan-Reidy, Evelyn and Ann Reidy (twins) and Walter Reidy.

Co. Kilkenny

David Reedy: (
Edmund (Ned) REDDY m Ann MAGHER from the townland of Killarney ,Thomastown,Co Kilkenny, on 15 February 1827. Their son Edmund REEDY (b 1833 Killarney d.1888) and his brother Patrick REDDY (b.1831 d.?) immigrated to Sydney, NSW, Australia on the Lady Elgin arriving 4 August 1854. Edmund REDDY settled at Macquarie Plains near Bathurst, NSW and m Bridget DOYLE (b 1837 Co Clare to Hugh DOYLE and Winifred ALLEN) in 1862 at Bathurst, NSW. The marriage was registered twice in the names of REEDY and READY).Their second son was Daniel Joseph Reedy of Forbes NSW (1866-1956) was my grandfather. I have lost all trace of Patrick REDDY but believe he may have changed his name to REIDY when he married. I am also trying to trace Edmund Reedy's brothers and sisters. Michael b.1829, Mary b.1835, Kyran b.1838 and Thomas b.1841 who may have either remained in Ireland or immigrated to USA or Canada.

Joseph Leo Ready: (
John READY, b in Co. Kilkenny, Ire, c1811, s/o Patrick &Mary (maiden name?) Ready. He immigrated to America, arriving at the Port of New York on 22 Jun 1842. He settled in Brighton, MA (now a part of Boston). He became a citizen in 1851. His occupation was listed as "laborer".
JOHN married MARY ANN CORBLEY, c 1847, bought a large track of land on Bennett Street in Brighton which became known as "the READY Farm". There, the READY's raised 8 children: Edward b 1849, Mary Elizabeth b. 1851, Ellen b. 1853, John b. 1854, Joseph b. 1856, Patrick b. 1861, William b. 1863, and Catherine b. 1866. Three of the boys started out in the cattle business (Brighton was the cattle capital of the east coast) then branched out from there. John became a captain in the Boston Fire Department; William, a Boston policeman, Joseph (who died young) was a saloon keeper, a business which was taken over by Patrick (who started out as a printer's apprentice). Edward, the first son, had his own retail business in Brighton. Both Mary Elizabeth and Ellen married into the Jordan family.
Patrick's son, JOSEPH LOUIS READY, was a Brig General and second in command of the 7th Infantry during World War II and later the first occupational commander of Korea.

Co. Limerick

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Mary Allen: (email: )
John Reidy and Maria Moore m 1877 in Mahoonagh (Castlemahon) Co Limerick and had 3 sons all born in Mahoonagh (Castlemahon). John (b 1877) was my grandfather. His brothers William and Jeremiah immigrated to Chicago in the early 1900’s. William 1879 - 1937 married to Delia and had 2 Sons (Jeremiah 1909 - 1975 married to Gladys had no family and William 1906 ? - 1974 married and had 4 Sons) and Jeremiah b 1881 married to Ida and had one daughter called Mary. My father had contact with Jeremiah and Gladys up to the time of his death in 1975. I would like to make contact with relatives of Mary Reidy or of William’s 4 sons.

Patricia Courtenay Burwell : (email: )
My grandfather Wilfrid E Courtenay married Ellen A. Noonan here in Boston, Ellen immigrated on the Lusitania in April 1915, came to Boston to work as a domestic. When I got the marriage record it showed her mother Margaret Reidy married to Edmund Noonan of Ballingarry Limerick Ireland. I am know she had a number of brothers and sisters the immigrated to NY, but I can’t find anything else out past her parents in Ireland, any help would be fabulous.

Sharon Cottle: (email:
My ggrandfather, Patrick Reidy (b. c. 1845-d. 1925) of Raheenagh, Co. Limerick m. Mary Scanlon (b. ca. 1867-d.c. 1903). He had other siblings, nothing known of them currently. Also, my grandmother, Catherine Sweeney (b. c. 1896 - d.1982) had an aunt Katherine who also mar a Mr. Reidy of Rathkeale - they had children.

Marylou Conley: (email:
I am trying to find the specific origin of Dennis Ready, Limerick Co.(?). Mar. Mary O'Connor, of Croom, Limerick (?). Emigrated to the US in the late 1800s, probably Valley area of Connecticut. Had three sons: Patrick, John (1893-1964) and Dan. John and Dan died in Ansonia, CT.

Laurence Connery: (email:
I'm trying to locate and find out exactly were in Ireland my ancestors originated, and any additional information about them. The inscription on the tombstone of my twin bachelor G G Uncles Denis and Patrick Ready. "NATIVE OF CO. LIMERICK".
Ellen Ready Roche DOB ? Ireland DOD ? 1893 Iowa
Denis Ready DOB ? 1822 Ireland DOD 11-5-1869 Iowa
Patrick Ready DOB ? 1822 Ireland DOD 11-8-1882 Iowa
David Reedy The Search For Missing Friends - Irish Immigrant
William Conery DOB ? 1809 Ireland DOD 1879 Iowa
Mary Ready Conery DOB ? 1814 Ireland DOD 18 ? ?
Thomas Conery DOB ? 1841 Ireland DOD 1870 Iowa
Dennis Conery DOB ? 1849 Ireland DOD 1917 Illinois
William Roche, Mary Roche Conery, James Roche

Rick Cowey: (email: )
Patrick Reidy b1828 md Maria Dermody c1831 in Kilkenny 29/4/1856, 4 children whilst they lived in Ireland - Margaret c1857 Kilkenny, Anastasia c1859 Banagher Kings County, John c1860 Banagher Kings County, Mary c1862 Dromcolligher Limerick.
Patrick joined the RIC in 20/6/1848 and was shown as Native of Cork E.R. and Catholic. Discharged from RIC 20/11/1862 on a graturity of 40/- per annum and moved to Dromcolligher where Mary was Born in 1862/63 and later that year 1863 travelled to Liverpool and emmigrated to Australia with all family on the Ocean Empress arriving 1864.
Patrick's Father was John Reidy &Mother was Margaret Kendrick, according to the shipping records John was alive and Margaret had died. The emmigration papers showed Patrick as being from Tullig, Limerick which I have discovered is short for Tulligmacthomas and according to the Griffiths Valuation a John Ready owned two tracks of land at Tulligmacthomas, Interesting to note that Patricks Police service record has his name spelt as Ready. All other documentation has Reidy and considering Patrick could read and write it is probably other peoples interpretation. Also according to the family descendants of John Ready, Tulligmacthomas the spelling is Reidy and the family farm has only recently been sold but still exists. Still have no proof as yet but hopefully the contact made with the descendants of John Ready Tulligmacthomas it want be to long.

Chrissy Fletcher: (email:
Patrick RIEDY mar. Ellen FOLEY. Children: Mary, Martin, Robert,Patrick, Michael, William, Ellen - all born c1827-1847. Some children emigrated to NSW on 'HILTON', some earlier. Parents Patrick & Ellen deceased in 1855 when children left Limerick. Youngest dau Ellen age 9 was from a Poorhouse in Newcastle West so presumably family were victims of famine. Ellen Riedy mar Patrick BARRETT in NSW.The family were listed as being from Killeedy, Co Limerick on their shipping records.

Bernie Greening: (email:
Thomas Reidy (son of Thomas Reidy and Margaret Roche), b Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick c 1895 and d Dublin 1975, was a school teacher. His siblings were Patrick, Mary, Elizabeth, Edward, Michael, Hannah, and two others known only to me by their religious names of Brother Mark and Sister Mark. Only Thomas and Mary married. Mary m Dennis Fitzpatrick and her children stayed in Limerick. Thomas m Mary Dalton and his children now live in Vancouver, New York, England, and Dublin.

Roxy Reidy Johnson:
Roxy your email account seems to have been compromised. Please contact me.
Bartholomew REIDY b Ireland c 18/10-20, mar Margaret ???. Their grandson Daniel Joseph Reidy came from Ireland in 1900. Family is from New Castle West area in Co. Limerick. Bartholomew may be from Co. Kerry or Co. Clare.

Mary Kelly: (email: Patrick REIDY (b Co Limerick in 1825 or 1828, father also Patrick) mar. Catherine MUNGAVIN (Mungoven) [b Ennis, Co Clare, 1837] in St. Joe, Missouri, USA, in 1861. He died in Masonville, Iowa, USA, in Feb 1913. He left Ireland with mother and five siblings and settled in Toronto, Canada abt 1836. Siblings were: James, Michael, Austen, and Mary. One sibling died in Memphis, Tennessee. Patrick and Catherine had nine children: Margaret Ann, Catherine, John James, Mary Ann, Bridget Delia, Susan, Agnes, Austen, and Emma.

Olav Lehmann: (
John Gideon RIEDY (b.1793 Newcastle West) mar. Anne SWITZER of Croom. Gideon Switzer Riedy (b.1819) mar Melicina Anna COBBE in 1848. Amos Riedy, brother of Gideon, mar Susannah Switzer. They have eleven children of whom seven left for the USA probably after 1860. The name Gideon seems to appear in every generation.

Charlene McCarthy: (
I have Margaret REIDY who married David SHANAHAN 06 Mar 1886 Killeedy, Glenquin, Limerick, Ireland. They had seven children: John 21 Mar 1887, Ben 31 May 1888, David 05 Jan 1890, Margaret 05 Mar 1893, Mary 15 May 1894, Honora 29 Feb 1896 and Ita 14 Jul 1898. I have nothing further on Margaret REIDY and/or husband David SHANAHAN who must connect to my Killeedy lot.

My great-great-grandfather, David McCARTHY (1813) son of Owen McCARTHY and Johanna “Anna” GRIFFIN was baptized with his twin brother, Denis, Mahoonagh Parish, Co Limerick.

David McCARTHY (1813) married Margaret SHANAHAN 28 Feb 1843 Killeedy Civil Parish. I have nothing further on Owen McCARTHY and/or Johanna “Anna” GRIFFIN.

I cannot, for the life of me get any further but DNA doesn’t even show MCCARTHY results but does show PAUL, LESLIE, MCKENZIE, MATHESON, and others I have no idea where, where, why, or how …

I need to be able to continue with MCCARTHY / GRIFFIN / SHANAHAN to attempt to find the missing GENETIC ancestor. Ugh … suggestions?

My twin brother, David Joseph McCarthy, has haplogroup R-A14 which I have no idea where to from here!!!!
Charlene Darla McCarthy GEDmatch No: T342439 and FTDNA
David Joseph McCarthy GEDmatch No.:T660871 and FTDNA Y-DNA37

Lani McVitty: (
Elizabeth Redey/Reidy (b c 1826 in Munister, Co Limerick to Cornelius and Mary Ann Redey) was mar in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands in 1847, to James Le Sueur. Cornelius was a Policeman. Immigrated to Australia with her family in the 1850s.

Bob Murphy: (
Michael REIDY b c1840 Ballynagoul, Hackmys Civil Parish, Effin RC Parish. Dau, Bridget b c1875 mar March 16 1905 to David J. Ryan (1861-c1915) of Ballynamona, Uregare Civil Parish, Dromin-Athlacca RC Parish. Witnesses: James CLARKSON and Mary REIDY. Bridget died giving birth to their son, James RYAN on Nov 21 1905. James died Dec 6 1991 Ballynamona, was mar and is said to have had son born c1940 and a dau who died at a young age.

Rod O'Connor: (email:
My GGM was Ellen REIDY who married James O'KEEFFE in Ballingarry parish on 26 Nov 1859. Witnesses were Edmond KEEFFE and Frances DUNWORTH. There were two known sons - James who joined the RIC. No record of his baptism seems to exist and Patrick baptized in Mahoonagh parish on 5 April 1863. Godparents were Michael REIDY and Margaret O'KEEFFE. James Sr. was dead prior to 1883.

Jon Patrick: (email:
Anne Riedy was married to Edmund FINN in Melbourne 21 April 1849. Our records indicate she was born ca 1832 with a clear indication it was in Castleconnell Limerick, she died in 1881 in Melbourne, her father was MIchael Riedy. We have no indication of how she got to the colony but we do know that Eliza Riedy was a witness to her marriage and later a personal diary of her husband records Eliza coming to stay at the house for some time.

Bill Reidy: (
Dennis REIDY (b c April 21, 1863; Co Limerick; father Patrick Reidy) mar Bridget Moroney of Co Limerick (father John). He immigrated to the United States and was living in Chicago at the time of his death in 1930. His occupation was railroad switchman on the Chesapeake and Ohio.

Jack Reidy: (email: (WWW)
Edward RIEDY mar Mary SCANLAN in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, in 1857. Son William to New York City, US about 1880. He mar Mary O'BRIEN in NYC. Also some information on Edward's first mar to Margaret CONWAY and the Michael REIDY family of Rathkeale. My gedmatch no is A628971. More detail on my WWW page.

Hazel & Bill Riedy: (email:
Martin Foley RIEDY,my ggf, ( 1829 probably in Co.Limerick) came to Australia on 20 Feb 1854, mar. Johanna McCABE at St.Mary's Cathedral, Sydney. He lived in Sydney and died on 20 Mar 1879 at Woolloomooloo, Sydney. Would like to know (i) What ship he came on, (ii) his date of birth and, (iii) where he was born.

M.A. Reidy: (
Looking for information on John Michael Reidy of Co Limerick,born June 11,1845. Married Ann Kelley. Worked on Erie Canal and settled in Syracuse, N.Y.. They had a son Frank and a dau Catherine. Thank you.

Pat Reidy: (email:
This is one of the few listings here by someone who resides in Ireland. He is trying to find family members who emmigrated. Seeking info on Catherine Reidy b August 3rd 1870, Mary Bridget Reidy b May 6th 1878 {probably known as Bridget} and Alice Masterson { nee Reidy } b June 29th 1882, Alice's twin sister Helen or Ellen died several weeks after her birth. All three were born at High Road, Thomondgate, Limerick, Ireland and were baptised in St. Munchin's Church {R.C.} Either Catherine or Mary Bridget married a man named Di Orange who owned a grocery store in New York in the 20's 30's 40's and had a son John Di Orange. Catherine and Mary Bridget had emigrated from Ireland before 1900. The girls were three of the 13 children born to William and Margaret Reidy {nee Dillon}. The others were Bridget (1871-1876) , Mary (1873-1875), Margaret (1874-1878), John (1875-1934, mar Mary Hogan and had no children), Margaret(1879-1879), Mary (1880-1880), Mary (1881-1942, mar Thomas Goodwin in 1901 and had 5 children William, Thomas, Margaret, Alexander, Patrick), Margaret (1883-?, mar James Mc Kenna in 1907 and had two children Bridget and Daniel, who became a priest) and William Reidy (1890-1959).

Lesley Sebastian: (email:
I am researching Jerry REEDY, from Limerick and his wife Johanna. They had two children that I know of, Margaret Ann [ b. 14 May 1848 New York City, m. Carl George KIRSCHBAUM, d. 18 Apr 1914, Okmulgee, OK ] and Daniel M. [ b. 25 Mar 1854 Warrenburg, MO , m. Margaret STEPHENSON, d. 27 Aug 1927, Dallas, TX ]. Daniel M. REEDY was a Texas State Senator.

Ita Telemaque: (email:
I am trying to trace some information about Michael Reidy who died in Limerick in 1942. He was mar to Ada (nee Shine). I know he had a brother named Patrick who died in France during WW1. Michael was about 47 years old when he died, which means he must have been born in 1895. Ada and Michael had 5 children: Joseph, Celia, Noel, Paddy, and Ita (christened Mary Ita). Michael also served (to the best of my knowledge) in the British Army during the WW1 in France. He may have been brought up by a lady called Bridget Wall in Limerick, but I'm not sure about this.

John Reidy Treworgy: (email:
Bartholomew REIDY m. Margaret CONNELL. Their son John Reidy was b ca 1860 and m. Catherine CREGAN (b. 1862). John and Catherine emigrated from Newcastle West, LIM to Worcester Co. MA. I'm searching for John's ancestry.I have some data on their children.

Ginni Welch: ( )
I'm interested in gathering what ever information I can before I fly out to Ireland later on this year; the few facts that I know so far are:
Thomas Reidy was b: abt 1827, Limerick Ireland, d: 4 April 1870 in Tasmania Australia. M: Mary Jane French(1841-1919) 9 November 1857 in North Sydney Australia.
They had 2 boys, Thomas b: abt 1859, and John William b: 1867, and 3 girls:
Mary Reidy (4 March 1865-5 March 1924) m James Welch (1863-1924) in 1886 NSW.
Millicent Reidy b: abt 1863
Mary Reidy m: 1884 to Charles R Downey

Sylvia White : (email: )
MARGARET REIDY married WILLIAM HIGGINS early 19c. son WILLIAM HIGGINS christened abt 183? St Mary of the Virgin Rathkeale Limerick Ireland. Possibly a sister Bridget born after William. William Higgins jnr left Rathkeale some time before 1854 & settled in Yorkshire England.

Co. Meath

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Susan Sheppard:(
Maurice REIDY m. Mary HEAVEY Nov 8, 1875. Both died in 1927 at New Haven Ct and buried in St. Bernards Cemetery. Their children were Catherine Jane (b 1876), Elizabeth (b 1884), Francis Patrick (b 1887), and Margaret (b?). Elizabeth m John Parnaby and had one child, George. I was told that Mary Heavey (or Hevey (b Mt. Hevey, Cty. Meath)) came from an important family in Ireland, all her brothers were Priests.

Co. Mayo

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Geoffrey Ready: (email:
Thomas READY [b. 1790 (Co Mayo) d. 1854 (St Marys Ontario)] m. Jane JORDAN [b. 1804 (Co Mayo) d. 1884 (St Marys, Ontario)] Sailed from Westport, Ireland, to Montreal in 1851 with 3 youngest children, including John -- met at Hamilton by older sons. John READY [b. 1830 (Village Ayle, Co Mayo) d. 1910 (Ontario)] m. Lucy McILMURRAY [b. 1843 (Six Mile Cross, Ireland) d. 1901 (Ontario)]

Co. Tipperary

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Angela Busch: (email:
My gt grandfather Laurence Reidy was born in Ballincollig Cork in 1878, moved to England in 1900, met and married Maude Buxton and raised 6 children. Laurence's father was Patrick who was born on 05/03/1848 in Caher Parish, Co Tipperary, his father was Michael and mother Margaret/Mary O'Dwyer. Patrick had two brothers Jacob 24.01.1847 and William 27.04.1852, also born in Caher parish. I would like to go back a generation if possible, I cannot find a marriage entry for William and Margaret in Co Tipperary, can anyone help?
William's profession on Patrick's marriage certificate is 'Smith'. There is a record of a Michael Reidy dying in Clogheen workhouse, Tipperary, in 1867 aged 60 which would make his date of birth approx 1807. Caher Parish is part of Clogheen. All info gratefully received

Mary E. McDonald: (email:
Searching for information on my great grandmother's family
Mary Josephine Reedy, b: about 1867-1871, Ballypatrick, near Thurles, county Tipperary came to the USA abt 1888,
Married: Edward Charles Classey in 1891 in Waterbury, Connecticut

known siblings,
Patrick Reedy, b: March 1864,
George Reedy, b: February 6, 1865,
John Reedy, b: October 31, 1868,
Elizabeth (Bridget) Reedy, b: October 4, 1870, & m: John Joyce in Connecticut,
Michael Reedy, b: June 2, 1872,
Kate Reedy, b: June 30, 1874,
Jeremiah Reedy, b: June 26, 1876.

Parents: John Reedy (b:1819, d:1879) & Mary Cawley (b:1838 d:1886)

Jackie: (email:
John O'Rourke b. May 1829/32 in Roscommon, Ire. He m.( 1860) Mary Ann Reidy b. March 23, 1839, Tipperary,Ire. Her parents were Corneluis Reidy and Mary Feeney of Ireland. They had 11 children, eight who lived in Philadelphia, Pa. with their parents in 1870,1880,1900 census. Where were the other three born? Where were the parents married?
John O'Rourke had a brother named Michael. He died in Philadelphia,Pa. in a boating accident in 1866. Michael O'Rourke was b. 1837 in Ireland , came to USA prior to 1859. He married in Wilmington, DE on September 19, 1859 to a English women named Mary E. White. Michael O'Rourke served in the Navy during the Civil War.

June Sansom: (
Looking for information on Timothy REIDY. My great grandmother was Margaret Mary Reedy/ Reidy, daughter of Jeremiah Reedy (1858 - 1904) and Elizabeth Robinson. Jeremiah and his sister, Margaret Reedy/ Reidy, b 1866 were both born in Ireland and Margaret later married a George Hobson living with him in the Blackburn/ Accrington area, Lancashire. Jeremiah died in Blackburn Union Workhouse in 1904. I have established that Jeremiah and Margaret’s father’s name was Timothy Reedy/ Reidy but I have no other information about him, possible siblings or their mother. I now believe this family came from Neenah Tipperary. Can you help?

Sheryl: (email:
James Reidy, b 1838 at Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. His mother, unknown Egan, died when he was young, her only child. His father (also James?) later remarried and it is possible young James had some half-siblings. He had moved to the United States by 1869 (this may have been a naturalization date) and mar Bridget Flanagan (dau of Dominick and Elizabeth Flanagan, Castlereagh, Co. Roscommon) in Geary Co. KS., in 1885. Is anyone familiar with the Reidys of Clonmel?

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Maggie Barron : (email:
My great-x3 grandmother was Elizabeth Ready. She was born about 1834 in Windsor, Berkshire, England. Her parents were John Reddy or Roddy and Mary Dooly. According to the small bits of information I’ve found, John Reddy/Roddy was born in Waterford (County or town I’m not sure), Ireland sometime around 1800. I think that John had at least 2 siblings; Ann Roddy/Ready and Catherine Roddy/Ready and that their father was also named John. Does anyone have any information on Reddy, Ready or Roddy families in the Waterford area?

J. Connors : (email:
Patrick Reidy mar Ellen Prendergast (d 1934 NYC). She was from Lismore, Co Waterford. They emigrated to NYC and had two children Maurice and Mary. The Reidy's took in my gm and her twin sister Josephine and Geraldine Prendergast during the 1920s when they first emigrated to NY.

P. Speitel : (email:
Timothy Reidy (my grandfather), glassblower/crystal maker from Waterford (c. 1887-1967), mar Mary Finnegan or Finnigan from Dublin (c 1886-1962) and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland. He had a sister named Anastasia and 8 or more children of whom 6 survived: Mary, Patrick, Anastasia, John, Bridget and Timothy(1922-1996). Although there were 3 sons, the name in this branch of the family has died out. There were rumours that my grandfather was politically active and that my grandmother was a traveller.

Tom Reedy: (email:
Richard READY sailed to MD from Waterford Ireland in Oct 1677. He had at least one son, Nicholas (d. 1733), probably 3 more. Nicholas m. Naomi SNEE, they had 8 children: Bryan (1708-73) m. Catherine Carr; John (b. 1710); Isaac (d. 1762) m. Betty ____; Thomas (b. 1712); Margrit (b. 1716) m. Samuel HALL; James b. (1717); Cornelius (b. 1718) m. Sophia ____; and Daniel (b.1719). Nicholas lived in Somerset County MD, the part which later became DE.
I have 2 branches (Bryan & Cornelius) documented to present, and 2 others (Isaac & Margrit) partially researched. This family spread out in VA, TN, NC, SC, AL, IA, OH.

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