Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Glavin and Woodward families of Cork

Cork - early 1900s

I have previously posted quotes from Jim Byrne who lives in Cork and has contacted me a number of times during recent years with information about the Glavin family of Cork who were related to the Fennellys and Cushions of Portlaois (Catherine Cushion was my great grandmother who married Denis Lawlor also of Laois - formerly Queens County in the Irish Midlands). Here is some more information from Jim Byrne detailing some more of the family history of the Glavin family:

"John James Glavin was married to Mary Cushion (nee Finally who was a sister of Kate Cushion). John James and Mary Glavin were my grandparents, they had six sons and one daughter Elizabeth who was my mother. The eldest was Patrick, then Thomas, James, William, John and Maurice.

"It was James (Jimmy) who worked in Fords, Dagenham, in the Labour relations office, H R in today’s speak. He did indeed secure jobs for many of Corks unemployed, who when they came home for their summer holidays were known as "Dagenham Yanks" as they were flush with sterling.

"Jimmy Glavin died 15-04-67. It was said that Paddy died when on the "Run" during the Civil War. John died as a result of an injury sustained whilst playing a soccer match. Thomas (Tom) went to Boston and married an American girl, they had two daughters Betty and Patty, I have tried to contact these, no success so far. Maurice (Mossie) died in 1969, he had married but had no family. William died in 1970 aged seventy years. he never married. My mother died in 1953.

"Jimmy Glavin had three children, Winnie, Ber and James (Junior) passed away about 20 years ago"

Subsequent to this information from Jim Byrne, I have found the following records of the Glavin family living in Cork in the 1911 census and the Woodward family (Julia Woodward was the older sister of Catherine Lawlor and Mary Glavin) in the 1901 census:

1911 census

Residents of a house 302 in Knockrea (Blackrock, Cork)

Glavin, James, 44, Male, Head of Family, R Catholic, Co Cork, General Labourer, Read or write - Married - - - -

Glavin, Mary, 36, Female, Wife, R Catholic, born Queens County - Read or write - Married for 9 years, 5 children born, 5 children living

Glavin, Patrick, 9, Male, Son, R Catholic, Co Cork, Scholar, Read or write - Single

Glavin, Thomas, 7, Male, Son, R Catholic, Co Cork, Scholar - - Single - - -

Glavin, James, 6, Male, Son, R Catholic, born Cork City, Scholar, - Single - - - -

Glavin, William, 4, Male, Son, R Catholic, Co Cork, Scholar - - Single - - - -

Glavin, John, 2, Male, Son, R Catholic, Co Cork - - - Single - - - -

The Glavin family above are not recorded in the 1901 census as they did not marry until 1902.

1901 census


Residents of a house 10 in Mahon (Blackrock, Cork)

Woodward, Joseph, 34, Male, Head of Family, Roman Catholic, born Co Cork , Auctioneer, Read and write English, Married-

Woodward, Julia, 30, Female, Wife, R Catholic, born Queens County, Housekeeper, Read and write English, Married -

Woodward, Minnie, 12, Female, Daughter, R Catholic, Co Cork, Scholar, Read and write English Not Married -

Woodward, Julia, 10m, Female, Daughter, R Catholic, Co Cork, Scholars, Read and write English Not Married -

Woodward, Lalla, 8, Female, Daughter, R Catholic, Co Cork, Scholars, Read and write English, Not Married -

Woodward, Thomas, 6,Male, Son, R Catholic, Co Cork, Scholars, Read and write English Not Married -

Woodward, Joseph, 3, Male, Son, R Catholic, Co Cork , Underage, Cannot read English, Not Married -

Le Flupy, Frederick Wm, 27, Male, Boarder, Church of Ireland, Co Dublin, Cashier in Brewery, Read and write - not Married -

Dowling, John, 41, Male, Boarder, Catholic, Cork, Writer, Read and write - Not Married -

1911 census

Residents of a house 26 in Mahon (Blackrock, Cork)

Woodward, Joseph, 46, Male, Head of Family, Catholic, born Cork, occupation Surtionera, Can Read and write - Widower - married 24 years, 6 children, 5 living

Woodward, Mary, 23, Female, Daughter, Catholic, Cork - Can Read and write - Single - 23 -

Wodward, Julia, 22, Female, Daughter, Catholic, Cork - Can Read and write - Single - 22 - -

Wodward, Elizabeth, 19, Female, Daughter, Catholic, Cork - Can Read and write - Single - 19 - -

Woodward, Thomas, 17, Male, Son, Catholic, Cork, Clark and Coal Merchant, Can Read and write - Single - - - -

Woodward, Joseph, 13, Male, Son, Catholic, Cork, Scholar, Can Read and write - Single - - - -

Foley, John, 32, Male, Visitor, Catholic

2 comments:

  1. Might your ancestors and mine be related? My g-grandfather was Patrick James Glavin, Jr. of Castlemartyr, Cork. He was born in 1865 to Abigail Flynn and P.J., Sr. The latter's parents were John and Bridget Glavin. My grandmother told me that P.J., Sr. would dance her on his knee, singing, "I am just a good 'ole boy from County Mayo." That must have been a popular jig at the time because records show the family's origins were in Cork. Many thanks in advance. Veronica Larouche/Boston, MA/USA

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  2. Dear Veronica, I am sorry it as taken me so long to reply to your comment. Sometimes I have to hunt back to discover comments and I notice you left this one in January so I do hope you get to read my reply. I don't know if we are related though it would be worth us researching a connection. Please get in touch again and we can compare notes.

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