Ancestors of Thomas Harney and Margaret Dowling
(maternal great-grandparents of Graeme Legg)

This page details information about the ancestors of my maternal great grandparents, Thomas Harney and Margaret Harney (nee Dowling) - parents of Mary Bernadette Beggs, born in the South island of New Zealand of Irish ancestry.

The information on my ancestors is spread across ten entry pages for ease of download - the initial page comprises an index of all ancestor surnames linking to tables detailing ancestry (each linking to the details of the concerned individual. The next page provides details up to grandparents (maternal) or great grandparents (paternal), a table of birth place distributions and a list of relevant external links.

On subsequent pages are details of further ancestors past great grandparents - 2. Legg line from Isles of Scilly, England. 3. Grantham line from London area, England. 4. Richards line from St Ives area in western Cornwall, England. 4a.With an extension from Margaret Gaverigan in the 16th century to old Cornwall pedigreed families. 5. Penno line from Bodmin area in Cornwall via South Australia. 5a. With an off-shoot (Schraep) from Mecklenburg, Germany via Nelson, New Zealand and South Australia. 6. Beggs and Smyth from Belfast, Northern Ireland . 8. This page covering the Harney and Dowling lines from Ireland via New Zealand's South Island.

Index Legg Legg
Grantham
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ancestors
Legg Richards

Richards
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Cornwall
Penno

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pedigree ext.
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Legg.....   -----Schrap

ancestors

Beggs Beggs Beggs
Smyth
ancestors
  Harney Harney
Dowling
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Ancestor Surnames in this line
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Mitochondrial genetic test results (Oxford Matriline test) are available on my genetics page. These results are applicable to anyone descended through the same maternal lines as Graeme Legg, i.e. a child of Dorothy Grifffin, Mary Beggs, Margaret Harney, Sarah Dowling , Barbara Kennedy etc, or anyone descended from same via a continuous maternal line.

For all descendants of my great great grandfather, Malachy Harney, from Oamaru, New Zealand, I maintain a resource, information, photos and contact page of Malachy's descendants

 

Ancestor Names.

Surnames included: Dowling - >Fenlon - Finneran - Harney - McCabe - Kennedy - Lawlar - Purcell

 

Maternal ancestors via Beggs (Dorothy)

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great x2
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~Harney
(Mary)
~Harney
(Thomas)
~Harney
(Malachy)
~Harney
(Thomas)
~Harney
(Michael)
   

Malachy Harney
descendants

      ~Finneran
[or Feneran]
(Mary)
       
    ~MacCabe
(Johanna)
~MacCabe
(Thomas)
~MacCabe
(Michael)
     
        ~Fenlon
[or Finlan]
(Mary)
     
      ~Purcell
(Mary)
~Purcell
(Laurance)
------ ~Purcell
(Walter)

ancestors to Visigothic kings

        ~Lawlar
(Johanna)
   
  ~Dowling
(Margaret)
~Dowling
(Andrew)
         
    ~Kennedy
(Sarah)
~Kennedy
(Laurence)
~Kennedy
Bryan
     
      ~Kennedy
(Barbara)
  ------ ~"Xenia"

Oxford Ancestors

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Great grandparents:

14. Thomas Harney

Born: 1872 at Temuka, Oamaru, New Zealand. (photo)
Married:
Margaret Dowling on 8 November 1898 in St Patrick's Church, Waimate, Oamaru (age 25/25).
Occupation: Farmer.
Died: 13 October 1962 at Dunedin of Auriculor fibrillation, age 90.
Burial: At Oamaru on 13 October 1962.

Parents: Malachy Harney and Johanna McCabe.
Daughter:
Mary Beggs - other children.

Siblings: Full via Malachy and Johanna - Half via Malchy and Julia.

15. Margaret Dowling

Born: c. 1872 at Dunedin, New Zealand. (photo)
Maiden name: Margaret Dowling.
Married:
Thomas Harney on 8 November 1898 in St Patrick's Church, Waimate, Oamaru (age 25/25).
Died: 14 June 1934 at 109 Eden St, Oamaru of Angina Pectoris age 61.
Burial: At Oamaru on 16 June 1934.

Parents: Andrew Dowling and Sarah Kennedy.
Daughter:
Mary Beggs.

Siblings

Children:

  1. Sarah Ellen (Nellie). Married Thomas Phelan.
    Early son to Nellie was Kevin. Married Nola Crombie.
    Children of Kevin and Nola were:
    (i) Noel.
    (ii) Venla.
  2. Patrick.
  3. Agnes. Married Thomas Mills.
    Children of Agnes and Thomas were:
    (i) Thomas married Dee.
    (ii) Ronald married Muriel Keane.
    (iii) Terrance married married Joan.
    (iv) May married Doug Willetts.
    (v) Theima married Mick Grave.
    (vi) Rita married Owen Dawson.
    (vii) Shirley married Russell Keirahan.
    (viii) Agnes married Ron Johnson.
    (ix) Eileen married Noel Johnston.
  4. Mary.
  5. Margarita. Married David Arnold.
    Children of Margarita and David were:
    (i) David married Daphne.
    (ii) Brian married Dukie.
    (iii) Marjory married Davey Hoffman.
    (iv) Maureen married Leo Unkovich.
    (v) Shirley married Neville Kinraid.
    (vi) Colleen married Vernan Gould.
    (vii) Ronald.
    (viii) Trevor married Dianne.
    (ix) Desmond married Margaret Crumb.
    (x) Lorraine married Dan.
    (xi) Terrance married Sharon Hinds.
    (xii) Beverly married George McCreadie.
    (xiii) Derek.
  6. Thomas. Married Josephine.
  7. Sabina. Married Gilbert Beaufort.
    Children of Sabina and Gilbert were:
    (i) Thomas married Dale.
    (ii) Raymond.
    (iii) Noel married Wilma.
    (iv) Cyril married Julie.
    (v) Patricia married Victor Davis.
    (vi) Rosaleen.
  8. Malachy John (Jack). Married Jean.
    Children of Malachy and Jean were:
    (i) David married Diana Carling.
    (ii) John married Judith Double.
    (iii) Garry married Christine Partridge.
  9. Leo. Married Jean Cutten.
    Children of Leo and Jean were:
    (i) Margaret married Neil Clements.
    (ii) Martin married Elizabeth Smith.
    (iii) Gregory.
    (iv) Andrew.
  10. Molly. Married Wattie Devlin.
    Children of Molly and Wattie were:
    (i) Billy married Christine.
    (ii) Barry married Christine.
    (iii) Kevin.
    (iv) Colleen.
    (v) Anne Marie.

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Great x2 grandparents:

28. Malachy Harney

For all descendants of my great great grandfather, Malachy Harney, from Oamaru, New Zealand, I maintain a resource, information, photos and contact page of Malachy's descendants

Born: 1840 at parish of Drum, County Roscommon, Ireland. (Photo)
Christened 12 Aug 1840. Sponsors: Michael Harney & Margaret Walsh.
Emigration: From Ireland in 1868 or 1869.
Married: (1) Johanna McCabe on 8 June 1871 at Temuka RC Church, NZ (age 30/27).
(2) Julia Walsh on 12 May 1886 at St Patrick's Church, Oamaru (Julia was 30 years old, spinster, occupation - general servant, born in county Galway, Ireland to Thomas Walsh, farmer and Sabina Duggan. Witness to marriage included Bridget Walsh and John McCabe).
Died: 13 May 1916 at Waimate of Senile decay, age 76.
Burial: 15 May 1916 at Waimate cemetary.

Parents: Thomas Harney and Mary Finneran.
Son: Thomas Harney - other children by Johanna

Siblings

Children via Julia:

  1. William. Born 16 May 1887.
  2. Sabina. Born 7 June 1888. Married James (Jim) McKone.
    Children of Sabina and Jim were:
    (i) Kevin (Father McKone)
    (ii) John married Nora.
    (iii) Patrick married Frnces Sutherland.
    (iv) Mary married Leo Digkmans.
    (v) James. Died 1942 in 2nd world War.
  3. Michael. Born 1890.
  4. Katherine. Born 1892.
  5. James. Born 12 August 1895. Married Catherine (Kate).

29. Johanna McCabe

Born: 1843 at Leighton, County Carlow, Ireland.
Maiden name: Johanna McCabe.
Emigration: From Ireland in 1868 or 1869 age 25
Married: Malachy Harney on June 8 1871 at Temuka RC Church, NZ (age 27/30).
Died: 4 June 1882 at Waitohi of Hemorhage, age 38.

Parents: Thomas McCabe and Mary Purcell.
Son: Thomas Harney.

Children:

  1. Thomas - 1872-1962.
  2. Michael. Born 1873, died 24 October 1874.
  3. Daniel.Born 1874, married Kate Gordon.
    Children of Daniel and Kate were:
    (i) Johannah married Patrick Reilly - children: Kathleen, Bruce, Barry, Maria, Collette, Tony
    (ii) Madge married Jack Johnston - children: William, Raymon, Hellen
    (iii) Kathleen married Todd Patterson
    (iv) Fay married Patrick Boland
    (v) Patrick Francis marrried Evelyn (Peggy) - children: Lynette, Joan, Peter, Fay.
  4. John (Jack). Born 5 December 1875, married Catherine O'Connor (Kittie).
  5. James. Born 8 April 1877. Died 1881.
  6. Mary Anne. Born 11 July 1878. Married James Fallon. (No descendants).
  7. Patrick. Born 8 February 1880. (Brother Nazarius).
  8. Malachy. Born 11 August 1881.

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30. Andrew Francis Dowling

Born: c. 1837 (location not positively identified, but expected to be Ireland).
Married:
Sarah Kennedy on 2 July 1870 at St Joseph's Church, Dunedin, New Zealand, age 33. (Second marriage - widower)
Occupation: Labourer.
Died: 3 May 1871 at Dunedin of "consumption".

Daughter: Margaret Harney.

31. Sarah Kennedy

Baptised: 2 December 1831 at Parish of Killaloe/O'Briensbridge in County Clare, Ireland (Residence given as Kilcredum.). Sponsors - Catherine Divine.
Maiden name: Sarah Kennedy (
photo) (Second marriage - widow to James Ryan).
Married:
Andrew Dowling (widower) on 2 July 1870 at St Joseph's Church, Dunedin, New Zealand, age 38, although stated only 30 years old on certificate (presumably to ensure younger than second husband). This was second marriage, being a widow to James Ryan.
Died: 8 February 1918 at 61 Grey Rd, Timaru of cerbal haemorhage.

Parents: Laurence Kennedy and Barbara Kennedy.
Daughter:
Margaret Harney.

Siblings

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Great x3 grandparents:

56. Thomas Harney

Born: Creagh, Parish of Drum, Ireland.
Married: Mary Finneran on Feb 1818 (alternate spelling ~ Feneran).

Parents: Michael Harney.
Son: Malachy Harney - other children.

References: For other descendants of Thomas Harney & Mary Finneran
- Harney Family Research

57. Mary Finneran

Maiden name: Mary Finneran (or Feneran)
Married: Thomas Harney on Feb 1818.

Son: Malachy Harney.

Children:

  1. Anne. Christened 26 November 1818. Sponsors: Dermot & Ellen Harney.
  2. Daniel. Christened April 1820. Sponsors: Jacobus Feneran & Catherine Ward.
    Daniel married Sarah Naughton.
  3. Michael. Christened 8 January 1825. Sponsors: Dennis Harney & Catherine McManus.
    Married Anne Fallon (daughter of John Fallon) of Taughmaconnell on 8 February 1863 at Taughmaconnell. Witness: Laurence
    Watson & Rose Fallon.
    Children of Michael and Anne were:
    (i) Thomas. Christened 22 January 1865. Married Mary Dolan. Children - Patrick, Thomas, James, John, Kathleen, Michael, Mary.
    (ii) John. Baptised 14 February 1867.
    (iii) Catherine. Christened 16 April 1871. Died.
    (iv) Catherine. Christened 20 April 1873. Married Michael Wallace (Wallis)
    (v) Jane (or Johanna) Christened 23 August 1874.
    (vi) Michael. Christened 17 December 1876.
    (vi) Daniel. Christened 1 August 1879. Married Hannah McManus (1897-1964)). Children - Anne, Winifred, Jane, Kathleen, Norah, Michael, John, Thomas, Maureen, Frances, Malachy, Bernadette, Philomena.
    (vi) Malachy.
    (vii) Mary.
  4. Catherine. Christened 20 February 1827. Sponsors Thomas Harney & Mary McManus.
    (She likely died young as name was reused later.)
  5. James. Christened 16 July 1829. Sponsors: Thomas Fineran & M. Lennon.
  6. Dennis. Christened 29 February 1832. Sponsors: Daniel Harney & Bridget Kelly.
  7. Thomas. Christend 30 November 1834. Sponsors: Daniel Harty (spelling?) & Mary Kelsey.
  8. Catherine. Christened 30 Apr 1837. Sponsors: Thomas Harney & Mary Goonan.
  9. Malachy. Christened 12 Aug 1840. Sponsors: Michael Harney & Margaret Walsh.
  10. Darby. Born c. 1845. Married Bridget Naughton.
    Children of Darby and Bridget were:
    (i) Thomas. Born 8 February 1875. Married Mary Lennon from Moore on 28 February 1916. No children.
    (ii) Mary. Born 13 August 1877.
    (iii) Patrick. Born 11 July 1880. Married Mary Lennon from Taylors-town, Drum. Children - Delia, Annie, John, Tom, Joe, Gerry, Dennis.
    (iv) Bridget. Christened 13 May 1886. Married John McManus.
    (v) Dennis. Born 15 March 1889. Died 6 November 1914 in France (in 1st World War).
    (vi) John. Born 7 May 1893 in County Roscommon, Ireland. Died 28 February 1980 in Somerville, Masachusetts, USA. Married in 1919 Mary Loretta Keenan (born c. 1894 in Prince Edward Island, Canada).

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58. Thomas McCabe

Baptised: 23 October 1811 at Borris Parish, County Carlow, Ireland.
Occupation: Farmer.
Married:
Mary Purcell on 6 February 1834 at Leighlinbridge Parish, County Carlow, Ireland.
~ Marriage witness' - James MacCabe and Anne Brenan.
Died: in Ireland between 1858 & 1873.

Parents: Michael MacCabe and Mary Fenlon.
Daughter:
Johanna Harney.

Siblings

59. Mary Purcell

Born: County Carlow, Ireland.
Maiden name: Mary Purcell.
Married:
Thomas McCabe on 6 February 1834 at Leighlinbridge Parish, County Carlow, Ireland.
~ address at marriage given as "Ridge".
Emigrated to New Zealnd: 1873 as a widow, with the three younger children (older 4 children, with the exception of Patrick who was preesumably deceased, had emigrated earlier).
Died: 9 September 1887 at Waihao, Waimate. Age quoted as 75.

Parents: Lawrence Purcell and Johanna Lawlar.
Daughter:
Johanna Harney.

Children:

  1. Michael. Baptised 30 April 1835 at Raheen, Leighlinbridge Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - Daniel Kinsella and Rose Purcell.
  2. Patrick. Baptised 15 March 1837 at Raheen, Leighlinbridge Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - Richard Kinsella and Anne Brennon.
  3. Mary. Baptised 7April 1839 at Raheen, Leighlinbridge Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - Patrick Purcill and Ellen Nail. Child's name given as Maria.
  4. Johanna. Baptised as Anne. Sponsors Thomas Kincella and Bridget MacCabe.
  5. Ellen. Baptised 10 May 1846 at Raheen, Leighlinbridge Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - James MacCabe and Margaret Timmins.
  6. John. Baptised 29 January 1850 at Clonmore, Leighlinbridge Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - Michael MacCabe and Margaret Purcell.
    Birth : 26 December 1849 Leighton Bridge, Co. Carlow. Death : 27 March 1931 at Palmerston, New Zealand.
    Married Mary DUGGAN on 26 July 1882 in St Patricks, Waimate. ( Maria was born c. 1852 at Mellow, Co. Galway, Ireland, and died 24 July 1935. Children: Patrick, Mary, Hannah, Ellen, Michael, John, Catherine, Margaret, William, Elizabeth.
  7. Rose. Baptised 4 September 1853 at Raheen, Leighlinbridge Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - John Kinsella and Catherine MacCabe. Child's name given as Rosanna.
  8. Catherine. Baptised 26 September 1858 at Raheen, Leighlinbridge Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - John MacCabe and Mar Murphy.

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62. Laurence Kennedy

Born: County Clare, Ireland.
Married:
Barbara Kennedy.
Occupation: Farmer.

Parents: Bryan Kennedy. (This connection is probable but not proved.)
Daughter:
Sarah Dowling.

63. Barbara Kennedy

Born: County Clare, Ireland.
Maiden name: Barbara Kennedy.
Married:
Laurence Kennedy.

Daughter: Sarah Dowling.

Distant ancestor: "Xenia".

Children:

  1. Sarah. Baptised: 2 December 1831. Sponsors - Catherine Divine.
  2. Mary. Baptised: 13 December 1833. Sponsors - Mary Holland.
  3. John. Baptised: 2 November 1836. Sponsors - Matt and Mary Storan.
  4. Bartholomew. Baptised: 2 May 1841. Sponsors - Mary Holland.
  5. Patrick. Baptised: 2 May 1841. Sponsors - Mary Holland.
  6. Michael. Baptised: 26 November 1843. Sponsors - Jerry Minihan and Catherine Storan.
  7. Margaret. Baptised: 29 December 1845. Sponsors - John Kennedy and Bridget Minihan.

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Great x4 grandparents:

112. Michael Harney

Born: Creagh, Drum Parish, Roscommon, Ireland.

Son: Thomas Harney.

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116. Michael MacCabe

Married: Mary Fenlon.

Son: Thomas MacCabe - other children.

117. Mary Fenlon

Maiden name: Mary Fenlon (alternate spelling - Finlan).
Married:
Michael MacCabe.

Son: Thomas MacCabe.

Children:

  1. David. Baptised 19 January 1796 at Ballymurphy, Boris Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - Ned Joyce and Catherine Joyce.
  2. Patrick. Baptised 30 April 1797 at Kilmvan, Boris Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - Patrick Finlan and Mary Kirwan.
  3. Catherine. Baptised 14 March 1800 at Kilmisin, Boris Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - Michael Cassidy and Mary Doyle.
  4. Nelly. Baptised 5 May 1808 at Rocksaugige, Boris Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - John Fleming and Mary Fleming.
  5. Thomas. Baptised 11 October 1811 at Borris, Boris Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - Thomas MacCabe and Nelly MacCabe.
  6. Michael. Baptised 23 February 1811 at Borris, Boris Parish, County Carlow, Ireland. Sponsors - John Finlan and Mary Finlan.

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118. Lawrence Purcell

Married: .Johanna Lawlar

Daughter: Mary MacCabe.

119. Johanna Lawlar

Maiden name: Johanna Lawlar.
Married:
Lawrence Purcell.

Daughter: Mary MacCabe.

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124. Bryan Kennedy

Son: Laurence Kennedy. (This connection is probable but not proved.)

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Distant ancestors:

Distant ancestors where details of descendancy connections are not known:

Walter Purcell

Descendant: Mary Purcell.

All Irish Purcells seem to descend from Walter Purcell, who came to Ireland in the early thirteenth century in the train of the Marshall. Walter obtained lands in Kilkenny while his son Hugh later obtained lands in Tipperary in marriage with an heiress. Several junior branches derive from other family members of the same period, located on lands in Carlow, Limerick and Kilkenny. From Walter Purcell ancestry can be traced back through Norman England, Normandy, France, Spain back to the Visigothic king Theodorid 1 born in 393 AD.

 

"Xenia"

Direct ancestor on the extended female line from 25000 years ago as revealed by genetic testing.

Descendants

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Malachy Harney
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Grantham
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ancestors
Legg Richards

Richards
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Cornwall
Penno

ancestors
pedigree ext.
ancestors
Legg.....   -----Schrap

ancestors

Beggs Beggs Beggs
Smyth
ancestors
  Harney Harney
Dowling
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