THE NAISH/NASH FAMILIES OF COUNTY LIMERICK, IRELAND.
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ASKEATON PARISH, TOWNLAND BALLYCANANA, COUNTY LIMERICK, IRELAND.
Thomas Nash or Naish DOB est. 1792 Married Mary Kilmartin DOB est. 1792 DOM unknown Lived in Ballycanana in Askeaton Parish in 1826.(Tithe Applotment)
Mary Naish 08/09/1830 Sponsors: John Naish and Mary Kilmartin
Mary Naish13/04/1831 Sponsors: John Naish and Mary Kilmartin
John Naish 12/11/1835 Sponsors: Cornelius O'Leary and Bridget Burke DOD 2/9/1868 Ballycanana, Askeaton Parish. DOM unknown. Spouse unknown.
Thomas Naish DOB 25/12/1836. Askeaton Parish, Ballycanana, Ireland. Married Bridget O'Neil (from Limerick) 1866 in Ma. DOD 12/ 8/1891, Greenfield, Ma.
Lawrence Naish DOB Ireland 15/9/1816. DOD 22/11/1868. Granville, Wisconsin. See below for Marriage.
Catherine Naish DOB est. 1814 Ireland. DOD12/6/1875 Maple Grove, Wisconsin. See below for Marriage.
Patrick Naish DOB March 17, 1821 Ireland . DOD 1/2/1913 Siegel, Wisconsin. DOM 5/10/1851 to Margaret Barron in Springfield, Ma.
James Naish DOB Unknown. Ireland. DOD 11/1/1897, Coromandel, New Zealand. DOM and Spouse unknown.
Michael Naish DOB est. 1807. Transported. Marriage Margaret Walsh.26/2/1843 Foynes Parish, County Limerick, Ireland. DOD 1894
Bridget Naish DOB Unknown DOD Unknown
MARRIAGE LAWRENCE NAISH TO HANORA O'CONNOR
Lawrence Naish of Askeaton married Hanora O'Connor of Shanagolden R.C. 28/7/1847. Witnesses Patrick Naish and Michael O'Connor.
Baptisms: In Askeaton R.C. to Lawrence Naish and Hanorah O'Connor.
Children: Catherine Baptism Shanagolden Parish: 6/5/1848, Sponsors: Michael O'Connor and Hanora Fitzgerald
MARRIAGE CATHERINE NAISH TO PATRICK BARRETT
Catherine Naish married Patrick Barrett in Askeaton R.C. 19/2/1844. Witnesses: Richard Naish and Mary Naish
In Shanagolden R.C. Church. Their address is listed as Glenbane, Shanagolden.
Children of Catherine Naish and Patrick Barrett
6/10/1844 Maria Barrett. Sponsors Thomas Barrett, Mary Healy.
8/11/1847 Thomas Barrett. Sponsors Michael Naish, Margaret Walsh.
9/10/1845 Anna Barrett. Sponsors Lawrence Naish and Catherine Martin.
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Michael Nash was born in County Limerick, Ireland circa 1807. He was a woodranger for Lord Monteagle at Mount Trenchard. He married Margaret Walsh 26/2/1843 in Foynes, County Limerick, Ireland. Sponsors: Lawrence Naish and Joanna Hayes.
In 1849, Michael Nash paid 3 men, Patrick Dempsey, Michael Culhane and John Hennesey to cause bodily harm to the steward of Lord Monteagle, Loughlin Sharpe. Loughlin Sharpe was paying the poor, on the public works projects, only a schilling a week and pocketing the rest of the money. This angered Michael.
The men met at Nolan's Pub in Newbridge and Michael paid them. They then proceeded to the house of Loughlin Sharpe where they cut off his ear and slit his achilles tendon.
All four men were sentenced to 7 years transportation. Here are the records of Michael Nash.
Michael Nash was convicted of a charge of malicious assault on 7/16/1849. His sentence was 7 years in the penal colony system. He was "transported" from Cohb (Cork), Ireland on the ship RODNEY on 12/20/1851. The Rodney weighed 877 tons and was built in Sunderland in 1850. The ship had 312 convicts on board. The ship's Master was Alex MacLean and the Surgeon was Harvey Morris. He sailed to Gibraltor, Spain, and spent 18 months there and then was transferred to the ship the Saint Vincent and was on the last boat of convicts to Hobart, Tasmania in 1853. The Saint Vincent dropped off 100 convicts in Gibraltor and picked up 102 convicts for the final voyage. The Saint Vincent was rigged as a ship of 633 tons, built in London in 1829. Her master was John Young and Surgeon Thomas Sommerville.
CONDUCT RECORD.[comments in these type of Brackets are mine] Michael NASH Tried Limerick 16 July 1849 Arrived [Hobart] 26 May 1853 Roman Catholic can read (a little) 7 years [sentence] Transported for assault and robbery Prison report iss? [hard to read, could be a code for something] conv Gibraltar govd? [don't understand this comment] Stated this offence attacking a house and assault and robbery, a gun was stolen. Married
Trade: Laborer, Height: 6ft 1', Age: 48, Complexion: Dark, Head: Round, Hair: Dark Brown, Whiskers: - , Visage: Round, Forehead: High, Eyebrows: Bushy Black, Eyes: Brown, Nose: Large, Mouth & Chin: Medium, Native Place: Limerick Remarks: 31/5/53 RB 10/6/53 R Boutcher Wesby [could be short for Westbury] 20th DV 21st Hosp Tn [this was hard to decipher and is a best guess] 25/8/53 DV 29/9/53 DV 30 H Allison Lgford [Longford} [A couple of faint letters I could not decipher] 12.53 TofL [ticket of leave] CPardon [very faint then a few other letters or numbers un readable] 13/12/53 must len[or similar letters] 18mths for a CP Rcvd [Received] CP 9.1.55
This all that was on the Conduct record so he evidently did nothing wrong, nor was he punished during his time as a convict. Details of any wrong doing or punishment would have been shown on the Conduct Record.
INDENT Only information not shown on the Conduct record was he claimed he was innocent, married with 4 children then W[usually means wife] Margt in America S[usually means sister] Bridget in America
On the 9 Jan.1853 in the Tasmanian Govt. Gazette, his name was listed among several whose name had been sent to Her Majesty with recommendation for a Pardon. It did not give a reason for the pardon.
Michael was assigned to a Mr. Boutcher of Westbury, Tasmania in 1853. Mr. Boutcher was a pioneer of this area.
Michael Naish died a rich man in Melbourne, Australia.
Burial: December 09, 1894, Melbourne General Cemetery, Melbourne, Australia Cause of Death: Bronchitis, Old age Tombstone reads: In memory of Michael and Margaret Naish and their daughter Bridget.
More About MARGARET WALSH: Burial: April 11, 1893, Melbourne General Cemetery, Melbourne, Australia Cause of Death: Chronic Pneumonia
Children of MICHAEL NAISH and MARGARET WALSH are: 1. JOHN NAISH. 2.. MARY NAISH, b. Abt. 1847, County Limerick, Ireland; d. 1911, St. Kilda, Victoria. Australia. 3. BRIDGET NAISH, b. Abt. 1848; d. 1899.
More About BRIDGET NASH: Burial: Melbourne General Cemetery, Melbourne, Australia Tombstone reads:: In memory of Michael and Margaret Nash and their daughter Bridget.
4.. KATE NASH, b. Abt. 1849. DOD 12/11/1918 Elsterwick, Australia. Presentation Sister. 5.. THOMAS NASH, b. 1859, Melbourne, Victoria, Austrailia. 6..MICHAEL JOSEPH NASH, b. 1862, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; d. 1939, Fitxroy, Victoria, Australia
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