Ryan The Irish Connection

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  RYAN - Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland.

(N.B. Some evidence is anecdotal)

Patrick Ryan and Margaret O'Connell lived in The Mall, Thurles in 1901. Patrick was born in about 1851 and Margaret in about 1854. Patrick was a telegraph clerk and Margaret was a dressmaker. They had the following children.

 

John Ryan

Married, 4 Children. Wounded in 1914-18 War.

Patrick Ryan

(?American) Navy for 35 years.

Michael Ryan

Married, 4 children. Investor and telephone communications.

James Ryan

Died before 1886

Cornelius Ryan

Married. Possibly had sons Peter and Dominic.

Daniel Ryan

Had a bicycle shop in Thurles. Worked for Post Office

Thomas Ryan *

British army - Boer War. See Below.

James Ryan

Lived in Dublin. Worked on the railways.

Mary Ann Ryan

Married a Mr.Lydon from Templemore, Irish teacher, specialising in Western Ireland dialect.

Joseph Ryan

Bicycle fitter in 1911

Thomas Ryan * from Thurles married Bridget nee Ryan from near Nenagh, County Tipperary on the 29th of August 1903. They lived in Stradavoher and then number 1 Cabra Terrace, Thurles, County Tipperary. Thomas worked as a general trader, buying and selling commodities. One of his enterprises was that he would import fish from Fishguard in Wales to Rosslare, County Wexford and transport the catch by horse and cart back to Thurles where he would sell them, presumably in the market held in Liberty Square.  They had a large family:

 

BORN

 

MARRIED

LIVED IN

DIED IN

Mick (Michael)

1903

Mar

 

Thurles

C 1993 London

Packy (Patrick) 

 1905

Unm

 

Thurles

C 1980 Thurles

Josie (Josephine)

 1908

Mar

Tim Tidball

Caterham

1958 Caterham

Babie (Margaret) 

1910

 

 

Caher

Caher

Jonjo (John Joseph) 

1913

Mar

 

Thurles

1990 Thurles

Tommie (Thomas)  

1917

Mar

 

Caterham

1997 Redhill, Surrey.

Danny (Daniel) 

 1919

Mar

Margaret

Caterham

1999 Caterham, Surrey.

There's also a family story that Thomas joined an Irish regiment in the British Army as a hostler boy at 14 and eventually fought in the Boer War.  One of his brothers also joined as a young drummer boy; whilst taking part in some military pageant in one of the outer reaches of the then Empire, he was singled out by the King of Siam who shook his hand!

 

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