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Frederick Stanley Ireland

Posted by on Friday, 15 July, 2011

After noting the family of James Staney/Jane Kelly, there is a note that there are a lot of connections between Stanleys & Irelands.

Would anyone know of a Frederick Stanley Ireland, b: 1845,  father John and Lydia Stanley, b: 1847, parents Henry Stanley & Eliz. Vincent.  I have the marriage certificate.  They had 7 children.   With all these Stanleys/Irelands, I wonder if anyone knows of these two & how they may connect to the Irelands mentioned.   Thank you.




Stanley Family from Newbridge? Co. Kildare

Posted by on Sunday, 9 January, 2011

Stanley Family from Newbridge? Co. Kildare

1.      Patrick Stanley & siblings

1.1.   Mary, b 6/12/1878

1.2.   Thomas, b 18/7/1880 (Married Maria Cleary 12/8/1914 in Newbridge Church

1.3.   Catherine, b 4/6/1882

1.4.   Patrick, b 22/3/1884 – joined the Police in England. Wounded in WW1. Never married. Died aged 75

1.5.   Andrew, b 22/5/1886

1.6.   John, b 9/2/1888 (Married Elizabeth O’Reilly of Kilternan at St. Patrick’s Church, Glencullen on 7/2/1915)

1.7.   James, b 17/5/1890 (Received sub-diaconate 14/7/1918)

1.8.   Michael, b 12/1/1892 (Married Dinah Duffy)

1.9.   Annie (b 1894? (on 1901 census aged 6)

1.10.                    Laurence, b 19/5/1896 (Married Mary Nolan, County Carlow, 19/5/1926) – known as Larry. Appeared in the 1924 Olympics as a high jumper. He was a notable Gaelic footballer.

2.      Father’s line

2.1.   John Stanley, b 1848 (aged 53 on the 1901 census)

2.2.   Unknown other siblings

2.3.   Married Jane Keogh 13/2/1878

2.4.   Parents: Thomas Stanley and Catherine Walsh

3.      Mother’s line

3.1.   Jane Keogh, b 1853 (48 at the time of 1901 census)

3.2.   Unknown other siblings

3.3.   Parents: Andrew Keogh and Anne Kearney

The County Kildare Library & Arts Service supplied most of the information above.

In 2007 I spoke to James Clarke. I believe (although I can’t find my notes to confirm) that he is the son of Annie (ref 1.9 above). He said that the entire family were tall. This is to be expected if one of them was a high jumper.

I am descended from a Patrick Stanley. The one recorded above clearly isn’t the right one. Also my Grandfather was only 5’ 5½” tall.

Keith Stanley

New Member – Keith Stanley

Posted by on Sunday, 9 January, 2011

We have a new member to the website – Keith Stanley.

He is looking for help and has submitted two lots of information for the website – one on a Stanley family in Co Kildare that turned out not to be his and one on a Stanley family in Co Roscommon which he thinks is his and he is seeking more information about them.

Robert Stanley of Athlone

Posted by on Saturday, 30 January, 2010

I am searching for Robert Stanley, b: 1757 of Inchmore who married Anne Adamson, b: 1755 of Cloghan, Westmeath.  In 1786  he was residing in Athlone.  He was a Church Warden in 1786 & also a Vestryman between 1785-1803.  He was from the Parish of St. Mary’s (C of I).

It is believed he had a son George Adamson Stanley, b: 1796-97 in Dublin.  He married an Anne Douglas. Also known as Fuller.  He died in Dublin 1872.

Robert’s (1757) father was also Robert, b:1727 at Inchmore. He married Jane at Naas, Kildare in 1755.

If anyone has any information on this family, it would be gratefully appreciated.  Thank you.