Stanley Family from Newbridge? Co. Kildare

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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

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