John McCullagh May 7, 2007
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We return to our feature of listing former residents of Newry. The following is a list of the residents of St Mary’s Street towards the close of the First World War.

1

Patrick Keenan

2

Eliza E McClorey

3

James Dunne

4

James O’Hanlon

5

Edward Fullerton

6

James Kean

8

Susan McGrane

10

James Braniff

11

Isabella Morgan

12

James McCarthy

15

Mary Brady

17

Daniel Hillen

18

William Connellan

19

Ernest Jones

20

Catherine Byrne

21

John Tomany

24

Alice Donnelly

26

Luke Hollywood

29

Michael McConville

31

Hugh Rooney

32

Patrick McKevitt

33

Mary Marley

34

Patrick McLoughlin

35

James Brady

37

Patrick Rooney

38

Michael Falloon

39

James Torley

41

Rose O’Hanlon

42

Thomas Lundy

44

J McAteer & Son

 

Almost one in three of these homes were held in the name of a woman occupant. Even in today’s emancipated world, such a percentage is unheard of. Two factors probably contributed. Women live longer. And, more importantly, this was wartime and many menfolk were fighting at the Somme or on the other Green Fields of France – many too, never to return.

Many of our town’s best known surnames are included. Was James Braniff a forebear of Peter Braniff, solicitor? Is Michael Falloon a predecessor of our reader, Gene? Was William a father to the famous Joe Connellan, public representative?

Certainly this list, like those that went before and others to follow, should be of immense help to Newry folk in search of their ancestors!

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