Thursday, 9 December 2010

More about the Fitzhenrys of Selskar Street, Wexford

We've had an email from May Devereux who saw this posting about the birth of Johanna Frances Fitzhenry in Selskar Street, Wexford in October 1902

Re. the Birth of Johanna Frances Fitzhenry and family.
They didn't emigrate.
In the 1911 census Charles is living with his Mother Johanna and his brothers and sister in Shelmalier Commons.
I couldn't find his wife and family in the census either.

Mother and Daughter Mary Ellen (Mrs Hammond) had a sweet shop in Selskar, Wexford later on.
Son Charles lived there also, son Robert went to England.

I hadn't heard of the baby Johanna, but would like to know what happened to her.

Charles had 8 siblings, one being Fr. Robert, Parish Priest in Marshallstown, Enniscorthy Co Wexford.
He died age 43, and is buried in the church there.
Unfortunately, according to the GRO indexes, Johanna Frances Fitzhenry died before the end of 1902.

As May said, Charles was resident with his mother on the night of the 1911 census:
1911 census Ireland

Residents of a house 18 in Shelmalier Commons (Aughwilliam, Wexford)

Fitzhenry Johanna 81 Female Head of Family
Roman Catholic Co Wexford Farmer
Read and write -
Widow - 57 years married 9 children 7 living

Fitzhenry John 54 Male Son
Roman Catholic Co Wexford Farmers Son
Read and write - Single

Fitzhenry Catherine 47 Female Daughter
Roman Catholic Co Wexford Farmer Daughter
Read and write - Single

Fitzhenry Charles 41 Male Son
Roman Catholic Co Wexford Farmer Son
Read and write - Married

... and no, we can't find Mary Ann and the children in the 1911 census either.

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