This page covers the lineage of the N. Z. Quinns. It might be a bit confusing but will be clearer when the Quinn family tree is converted to use on the web. Working on this.
1. MICHAEL O'QUIN born 1725, NEAR COOKSTOWN CO TYRONE IRELAND, Occupation:
LOWLAND FARMER, married CIRCA 1758, ALISH O'NEILL, born 1736, NEAR COOKSTOWN, Occupation: FARMERS WIFE, died 13.1.1809, PROBABLY BEAGHMORE.. MICHAEL died 1809, PROBABLY BEAGHMORE.. Note the spelling of the name. "O'Quin". Properly Quin in Irish is "O'Cuinn" from the personalised name "Conn". It is the most numerous surname in Tyrone but also found in Antrim Clare and Longford. Sometimes in Ulster the name was often O'Coinne.The dropping of the "0" and going to Quin or Quinn would have taken place as the old Gaelic order was weakened by Anglisation. O'Quins noted as septs of the old O'Cathans and O'Neills. Michael worked a lowland farm near Cookstown. He and Alish probably went to Beaghmore after son Charles eviction. ALISH: I am of the opinion that Alish O'Neill was possibly a neighbouring farmers daughter living between Moneymore and Cookstown.When she married Michael O'Quin circa say mid 1750's it would have been a very troubled time in Ireland prior to the United Irishman’s rebellion in 1798.Catholics would have been under a lot of pressure and the Presbyterians would have been fragmented as a lot of them were being treated as second class citizens by what was then called the "Established Church" basically the Anglican Church in Ireland. children
iii FRANCIS O'QUIN born ?, FRANCIS DID NOT MARRY. FRANCIS died ?. .
2. ROBERT O'QUIN born ?/ married MISS KEENAN, born ?, died ?. ROBERT died ?.
iii ALSO THREE DAUGHTERS married NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE.
3. MICHAEL O'QUIN born ?, MARRIED MISS CONWAY, born ?, died ?. MICHAEL died ?.
Family of two daughters recorded. No detail.
One wonders if this Miss Conway was one of or a relation of the Conways at Broughderg. After Charles was evicted circa 1790 from near Cookstown I think it is possible that he took his parents and brothers and sisters up with him to Beaghmore. I base this on the names of the people they married i.e. Conways, O'Neills and McCullagh all being common names in the Beaghmore "area" at that time and at the present. Charles bought Beaghmore from a man called McElhone. See Quinn history write up. One wonders if this is the same Conways as were at Broughderg and married into the Quinns in later generations. I am of the opinion that they were. Michael, her husband, I am of the opinion came up with his brother Charles from near Cookstown after eviction and perhaps all his other brothers and sisters and parents. However it is very difficult to be accurate on this with so little evidence.
4. CHARLES O'QUIN born CIRCA 1760, NEAR COOKSTOWN, Occupation: LOWLAND/HILL FARMER, married CIRCA 1790, MISS MCPHELEN, born CIRCA 1760, PROBALY MONEYMORE/COOKSTOWN AREA, Occupation: FARMERS WIFE, died ?, BEAGHMORE.. CHARLES died ?, BEAGHMORE CO TYRONE. Jack Quinn (Beaqhmore 1995) advises that Charles was evicted from a what would be a very good lowland farm just outside the present town of Cookstown (1995) a farm now called "Camerons Farm". Charles was the only Catholic in the area with a farm large enough for him to be allowed qualification to vote.(Another hangover from Penal Times of anti-Catholicism).This no doubt displeased the local landlord and many local Planters stock farmers. Very probably he was evicted on a trumphed up charge or unlawfully forcefully evicted. No redress. The McPhelems or McPhelim I would guess were also farmers in the lowlands of Moneymore/Cookstown area. Nothing known of this family. However I am of the opinion that the name may have been McPhilomy/McPhillimy/McPhilemy. It is an unique name and I see only this name in the Gortin/Omagh/Castlederg area of Co. Tyrone and in a few local towns. There are few of this name in the current phone directory (1994) and this is a fairly good guide. Families tend to leave root stock in places especially if farming stock.
5. JOHN O'QUIN born ?, MARRIED MISS MCCULLAGH, born ?, died ?. JOHN died ?.
i FAMILY OF THREE SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS married NO INFORMATION
6. PATRICK O'QUIN born ?, married MARY O'NEILL, born ?, died ?. PATRICK died ?.
i FAMILY OF THREE SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS married NO INFORMATION
7. ALISH O'QUIN born ?, married PETER CONWAY, born ?, died ?. ALISH died ?
8. SARAH O'QUIN born ?, married DANIEL O'NEILL, born ?, died ?. SARAH died ?.
i UNKNOWN …NO INFORMATIONAL AVAILABLE.
9. CHARLES O'QUIN born ?, married BELLA DONNELLY, born 7, died ?. CHARLES died ?.
10. MICHAEL O'QUIN (BEAGHMORE) born 1802, BEAGHMORE CO. TYRONE, Occupation:
FARMER, married CIRCA 1830, MARY O'NEILL, born 1797, LISSAN CO.TYRONE, Occupation: FARMERS WIFE, died 3.3.1877, BEAGHMORE, buried MARCH 1877, DUNAMORE GRAVEYARD. MICHAEL died 15.7.1880, BEAGHMORE, buried JULY 1880, DUNAMORE GRAVEYARD. It is possible that Michael was the first Quinn born at Beaghmore. However he had another brother and three sisters who may in fact be the first born there. This assumption being on the statement (Jack Quinn 1994) that Charles O'Quin and Miss McPhelim evicted from lowlands after the birth of their first child. But who was the first?. However he is of the first generation "at Beaghmore" of the Quinn's. The house at Beaghmore circa 1800 would most probably have been a single storied thatched house of the period on a rough grazing hill farm.
MARY: Looking at the family tree I see O'Neills and McCullaghs having married into the older generation Quinns. It may well be that both families suffered eviction from lowland farms and their lot came together as hill farmers in the Sperrins. They would have drawn strength from each other as well as wives and husbands and economic inter-dependence in a hostile Ireland of the Plantation era circa 1600 onwards. The present farmers of the hill farms of the Sperrins are the descendents of the dispossesed lowland Irish farmers by Planters.
11. ROBERT O'QUIN born 1804, BEAGHMORE CO TYRONE, Occupation: FARMER, married NANCY O'NEILL (THE "PAT YARRY'S"), born ?, BROUGHDERG AREA CO TYRONE, died ?, BROUGHDERG AREA CO TYRONE. ROBERT died 13.8.1874, BROUGHDERG AREA CO TYRONE, buried AUGUST 1874, DUNAMORE GRAVEYARD. Robert (Bob) and Nancy are noted as having a family of six sons and two daughters.(No details).Note however on his headstone in Dunamore there is no mention of his wife but males are on headstone i.e. Charles Quinn died 10.8.1874 aged 18 years (Jack Quinn states of fever Nov 1994) and another male John Quinn died 19.8.1880 aged also 18 years. Jack says that there is also a Thomas Quinn buried here.(To investigate and clarify Nov 1994).
NANCY: The use of the "Pat Yarrys" is obviously a local name used to identify people in a society where so many people have the same surname e.g. Quinns Loughrans O'Neills etc. System still in use (Jan 1995).
12. ESSY O'QUIN born ?, BEAGHMORE CO TYRONE, Occupation: FARMERS WIFE, married JAMES MCCULLAGH (BROUGHDERG), born ?, Occupation: FARMER., died ?.
ESSY died ?, BROUGHDERG CO TYRONE.
There were also five daughters. No information. It is said the Essy used to loan money to the locals. However she was fond of a "dram" and when she was in good spirits the locals would somehow manage to get her to sign off the loan agreements made. Essy and James McCullagh had a farm about a mile from the present Crocknaskinna place at Beaghmore.
JAMES : James and Essy are noted as having one son and one daughter.(No details).
i FAMILY ONE SON AND ONE DAUGHTER married NO INFORMATIONAL
13. ELIZA O'QUIN born ?, BEAGHMORE CO TYRONE, Occupation: FARMERS WIFE, married CHARLES CORR (LISSAN) CO TYRONE, born ?, Occupation: FARMER, died ?. ELIZA died ?, LISSAN CO TYRONE.
The Corrs were involved in stonecutting in the Dungannon area. Not known if was Charles or sons or relations. I think that there were others apart from sons John and Rev. Patrick but have no detail. The name Corr is possibly derived from the Anglicised version of O'Corra of northern Ulster but one of those names whose source is hard to define.
i JOHN CORR (LISSAN) born ?, LISSAN CO TYRONE, died ?.
It is said that John went to America and he sent money back to put a spire on Lissan chaple. However when he first saw it he commented "that it looked like a one horned goat". This suggest he came back perhaps for good or a visit.
ii REV. PATRICK CORR C.C.(P.P. BALLYMACNAB) born ?, LISSAN CO TYRONE, Occupation: CLERGYMAN, died ?, BALLYMACNAB CO ARMAGH, buried BALLYMACNAB CHAPLE GRAVEYARD CO.ARMAGH. Patrick was at one time the P.P. of Ballymacnab.(Armagh diocese).He was responsible for building the church there in 1895 and the chapel at Granmore. He is buried in the graveyard at Ballymacnab and has an extensive headstone there.
iii ALSO FIVE DAUGHTERS married NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE.
14. BESSY O'QUIN born ?, married MARRIED HENRY CONWAY, born ?, died ?. BESSY died ?.
i FAMILY OF THREE SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS:- NO INFORMATION
15. SALLY O'QUIN born ?, married MICHAEL LOUGHRAN, born ?, died ?. SALLY died ?.
i FAMILY OF TWO SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER married NO INFORMATION
16. MARIA O'QUIN born ?, married MICHAEL MCGUIGAN, born ?, died ?. MARIA died ?.
i FAMILY OF ONE SON AND ONE DAUGHTER married NO INFORMATION
17. BERNARD QUIN J.P. BEAGHMORE. born 1831, BEAGHMORE CO. TYRONE, Occupation: FARMER/J.P., married 1857, CATHERINE LOUGHRAN (KINNIGILLION), born 1841, KINNIGILLION, Occupation: FARMERS WIFE, died 30.11.1907, BEAGHMORE CO. TYRONE, buried DECEMBER 1907, DUNAMORE GRAVEYARD. BERNARD died 28.7.1918, BEAGHMORE CO. TYRONE, buried JULY 1918, DUNAMORE GRAVEYARD.
Bernard was made a J.P. in 1859 an important position in post-famine Ireland. He spelt his name with one "N" suggesting that he was aware of the old Irish spelling from O'Quin. As will be seen the Quin and Loughran families inter- married. Both families would see each other as "equals" in the social scene of mid 19th century. Both families were educated and successful farmers and many of their offspring were priests nuns and teachers one of the main channels open to the Catholics of this and later periods of Irish history.
CATHERINE: Catherine Loughrans mother was a Mary Gogan from Sligo. Mary had married a James Loughran the son of a Thomas Loughran (1774-1837) and a Margaret Quinn (1746-1827) probably living at Kinnigillion Cookstown. Catherine had a very large family (14 noted).However six died. Gatherine was educated at Strabane Convent and would have been academically better educated than her husband Bernard. She apparently encouraged education for other members of the extended family. This obviously paid off as can be seen. Very important point.
i CANON MICHAEL JAMES QUINN (CARLINGFORD) born 1861, BEAGHMORE CO.TYRONE, Occupation: CLERGYMAN, married BURIED CARLINGFORD CO LOUTH. He died 17.1.1926, CARLINGFORD CO. LOUTH., buried 1926, CARLINGFORD.CO.LOUTH. Ordained Maynooth 1889. Died at Carlingford in 1926. He is buried at the chapel there.(This information from the administrator at Carlingford July 1994).Canon Charles Quin would have been his uncle.
His record is: Appointments:1890-1891 curate Forkhill.1892-1899 curate Lower Killeavey. 1900-1902 curate Dundalk.1903-1909 Administrator Dundalk.1911-1926 Parish Priest Carlingford. Note his uncle Canon Charles would have been P.P. at Lower Killeavey at same time as Michael was curate 1892-1899. Two Quinns!.
ii CHARLES QUINN born 1862, BEAGHMORE CO.TYRONE, died 10.6.1883, BEAGHMORE.(AGED 22), buried JUNE 1883, DUNAMORE GRAVEYARD.. 20.
iii MARY QUINN born ?.
iv ELLEN QUINN (SISTER AIDAN NEWRY) born 18.8.1866, BEAGHMORE
CO.TYRONE, Occupation; NUN., married BURIED IN CONVENT GROUNDS NEWRY. ELLEN died 15.11.1956, CONVENT OF MERCY NEWRY., buried NEWRY, GROUNDS OF CONVENT OF MERCY.NEWRY.. Ellen (Sister Aidan) entered Convent of Mercy Newry 3.2.1896 aged 30.First Profession 9.11.1898.She was in charge of catering in the Convent Boarding School. Some of the current sisters (1994) recall as boarders she was an excellent cook. They especially recall her ability to cook apple dumplings!. Above all she was a very gentle and prayerful person, an outstanding sister. Dr.Eugene O'Doherty (Bishop at that time) renewed her vows before she died and remarked afterwards "And how well you kept them".(Info from Sr.Evelyn Kenny)
21. v BERNARD QUINN (NEWRY QUINNS) born 1869.
22. vi ALICE QUINN born DEC 1872.
23. vii JOSEPH QUIN (JOE BARNEY) BEAGHMORE. born 1876.(N.Z. Quinn’s grandfather & great grandfather)
24. viii JOHN QUINN (MUCKER)/(COOKS TOWN) born 1875.
ix CHARLES QUINN born 1861, married DIED VERY YOUNG. CHARLES died 1861.
x KATE QUINN born 1868, DIED VERY YOUNG. KATE died 1868.
xi ROSE QUINN born 1869, DIED VERY YOUNG. ROSE died 1869.
xii DANIEL QUINN born 1870 DIED VERY YOUNG. DANIEL died 1871.
xiii PATRICK THOMAS born 1878, DIED VERY YOUNG. PATRICK died 1878.
xiv MAGGIE ANN QUINN born 1880, DIED VERY YOUNG. MAGGIE died 1881.
18. MICHAEL QUINN (DAVAGH) (COSGROVES) born 1835, BEAGHMORE CO TYRONE, Occupation: PUBLICAN/FARMER, married ELLEN LOUGHRAN (KINNIGILLION), born 1844, KINNIGILLION CO TYRONE, Occupation: FARMERS/PUBLICANS WIFE, died 5.2.1908. MICHAEL died 1920, BELFAST, buried KILLENAN CO. TYRONE. Michael initially owned an extensive 721 acre farm at Davagh.(Broughderg)Later owned a public house called Cosgroves in Cookstown. He left his son Michael Martin Quinn to manage the farm. This proved very unsuccessful and the farm failed and the farm sadly lost. The farm became Forestry Commission property. His wife Ellen Loughran was a sister of Catherine Loughran of Kinnigilleon. Michael Martin the son who lost the farm became a solicitor and went to live in Begnelstown Co.Carlow where he married a Miss Ellen Bibby.
ELLEN: Michael and Ellen had quite a large family but sadly quite a few died at birth or very young. Many of this generation died due mainly to post famine and T.B. A Nellie and Alice died at birth or very young. Ellen's sister Catherine was married to Bernard Quin J.P. of Beaghmore and they had five or six children who also died at birth or very young. On the face of it there would appear to have been a weakness on the Loughran side. However one has to be guarded on such comment. However I feel the 1847 famine left its mark.
25. i MARY KATE QUINN born 1868.
ii MICHAEL MARTIN QUINN (MARCO) born 1878, COOKSTOWN TYRONE,
Occupation: FARMER/SOLICITOR. MARRIED KATHLEEN BIBBY (KILKENNY FAMILY), born ?, Occupation; BUSINESSWOMAN, died ?. MICHAEL died ?.
When Martin was left to run the extensive farm at Davagh he would appear to have failed for many reasons. Eventually the farm was lost to the Forestry Commission. Michael would appear to have been the only healthy son of the family (see death dates) and his father had little choice it would appear to me but to let Michael run it. This failed and it would appear that Michael did not have the capability to farm. He became a solicitor in Beqnelstown County Carlow. His business failed due to drink and involvement in politics of the era:
Michaels wife Miss Bibey was the sister of Father Albert Bibby a Capuchin monk who when based at Church St. Dublin attended many of the 1916 leaders shot by the British in the 1916 rising at the G.P.O. in Dublin. See Files. Michael was said to have spent his last years at a convent after being reduced to very low circumstances. The Bibbys owned an extensive drapery business in High St. Begnelstown. In the later stages due to Michael’s business failure his wife started a drapery and dressmaking business.
iii REV.BERNARD LOUIS QUINN S.M (N.ZEALAND) born 6.2.1882,
COOKSTOWN CO TYRONE, Occupation: MARIST MISSION PRIEST, BURIED SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.. REV.BERNARD died 10.12.1922, LEWISHAM HOSPITAL PETERSHAM SYDNEY, buried 11.12.1922, MARIST CEMETERY HUNTERS HILL SYDNEY. Educated locally and St Marys Marist College Dundalk. Noviatiate St Foy and Montbel France. Order expelled from France and completed his studies at Hastings New Zealand. Ordained Wellington N.Z. Health later failed and he went to the Blue Mountains near Sydney Australia but died there 10.12.1922. He wrote to the Head of the Marists advising them to get vocations from Australia. They initially did not but later heeded his advice and had many vocations after World War 2.from Australia. Professed 21.11.1904.Ordained Wellington 2.12.1906
iv ROSE QUINN born 1885, COOKSTOWN CO TYRONE, Occupation: NURSE, married OCT. 1918, in BELFAST, TOM FARRELLY (BAILIEBORO CO.CAVAN), born ?, died 15.6.1941.
ROSE died 25.5.1975, BAILIEBORO CO CAVAN.
Rose and Tom had no children.
They were married in 1918 from the home of Maureen McKeown (35 Earlswood Road Belfast).
TOM: There were no children by this marriage. Apparently he had aspirations to be an M.P (Nationalist) but never did make it. He was a businessman in Bailleboro (Shopkeeper).
v CHARLES QUINN born 1870, COOKSTOWN CO. TYRONE, DID NOT MARRY. CHARLES died 1906, COOKSTOWN CO. TYRONE (AGED 36).
vi MAGGIE QUINN born 1872, COOKSTOWN CO TYRONE, DID NOT MARRY. MAGGIE died 1890, COOKSTOWN CO TYRONE (AGED 18). Maureen McKeown (Belfast Dec 1994) states that Maggie was a boarder at the Loretta Convent in Bray Co. Dublin. She developed T.B. and a special coach took her in a seriously ill state from her school in Bray back home to Cookstown where she died shortly afterwards. Michael Quinn and Ellen Loughran suffered dreadfully no doubt as they lost so many of their young family at birth, as teenagers and in their 30's.and this compounded by the loss of a substantial farm in the Sperrins (Davagh). A family that suffered tragedy.
vii JOSEPH QUINN born 1887, COOKSTOWN CO TYRONE, DID NOT MARRY. JOSEPH died 1918, COOKSTOWN CO TYRONE (AGED 31).
viii NELLIE QUINN born ?, DIED VERY YOUNG. NELLIE died ?.
ix ALICE QUINN born ?, DIED VERY YOUNG. ALICE died ?.
19. FAMILY OF SIX SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS, PERHAPS A SON WAS ANNIE QUINNS (Great Grandmother on their mother’s side of the N.Z. Quinns) FATHER?.
i ANNIE QUINN born 1869, BROUGHDERG CO TYRONE, Occupation:
FARMERS WIPE/TEACHER, married WIFE OF PETER PAT CONWAY.. ANNIE died 3.9.1953, BROUGHDERG CO TYRONE, buried SEPT 1953, BROUGHDERG OLD CHAPEL GRAVEYEARD. I have not been able to identify exactly what family she was from. From what deductions I can make from the site of Roberts farm and the old 1841 National School at Broughderg (1841) I am inclined to think that Annie was a daughter of one of Robert O'Quins sons. It is known that Rose Conway daughter of Pater Pat Conway was related to her husband Bernard Quinn of Beaghmore and this link of relationship would have been via Annie Quinn who was the mother of Rose Quinn.(Deduction only May 1995).
i CHARLES J. DORIS (DUNGANNON)/(CARDIFF) born 22.11.1893,
Occupation; RENT/RATE AGENT, married (1) ANNIE MULDOON, married (2) MRS AUSTEN. CHARLES died 1968, PROBABLY CARDIFF WALES, buried 1968, PROBABLY CARDIFF WALES. Charles became the rent and rate agent for Dungannon. However he had to have two guarantors. These were Joe Barney Quinn Beaghmore and a Mr.McGarvey from Lissan. However he apparently perhaps lived above his means and had a cash flow problem resulting in a meeting in which Joe Barney Quinn and Mr.McGarvey had perhaps the threat of losing their property deeds. However Charles father did a very honourable thing and sold Drumglass to cover the loss.(3,000 pounds is mentioned). A close call for Beaghmore ownership. Charles went to Wales.
ii MARGARET (MAGGIE) DORIS born 1895, married PETER FALLS
(AUGHAMULLAN FAMILY), born 1877, died 1943. MARGARET died 17.12.1977, AUGHAMULLAN CO TYRONE. When Maggie Doris was 12 years of age she acted as a bridesmaid at the wedding of Joseph (Joe Barney) Quinn of Beaghmore and Mary Patricia Beck. This would have been at the chapel of Tullyodonnell near the Rock in 1909.
PETER: A daughter of Peter Falls and Maggie Doris a Maureen Falls gave me a lot of information on the Falls, Doris and Quinn families. This is acknowledged with thanks. Maureen lives in retirement (1994) in Crumlin Co. Antrim. She was a primary school teacher at Aldergrove for many years and taught me (Aemar Higgins) the creator of this particular family tree circa 1944-1949.Is it not a very small world?.
iii BERNARD PATRICK DORIS (BRIAN) born 4.4.1898, Occupation:
COMMISSION AGENT, DID NOT MARRY. BERNARD died 26.3.1962, buried MARCH 1962, TULLYODONNELL CO TYRONE. Brian lived in Cookstown with John Quinn ex owner of the Mucker farm.
iv CATHERINE MARY DORIS (KATHLEEN) born 20.4.1900, married P.J.QUINN (DUNGANNON), born 1892, Occupation: CHEMIST IN DUNGANNON, died 12.9.1950, DUNGANNON CO TYRONE, buried SEPT 1950, THE ROCK CO TYRONE. CATHERINE died 26.1.1977, buried JAN 1977, THE ROCK CO.TYRONE. They had no children. P.J.Quinn had a chemists shop in Dungannon. P.J.Quinn was the only son of Elizabeth Falls 1868-1930 and a Robert Quinn. Another loop!. I wonder which family of Quinns Robert came from?. (Nov 94). I noted that at one time she was living at the Parochial House at Clonoe.
v ELLEN AGNES DORIS (AILEEN) born 1.10.1902, DID NOT MARRY. ELLEN died 23.7.1942.
vi JOHN JAMES DORIS (JACK) born 19.7.1905, Occupation: BANK MANAGER COOKSTOWN, married DOROTHY CASEY, born ?, CO. CAVAN, Occupation: BANK MANGERS WIFE., died 22.2.1970. JOHN died 20.1.1981, COOKSTOWN. A obituary notice states that he was at a time at Mohill in Co. Leitrim. No other details.
21. BERNARD QUINN (NEWRY QUINNS) born 1869, BEAGHMORE CO.TYRONE, Occupation: CATTLE DEALER/HOTELIER, married ALICE DONAGHY (KILLYCURRAGH COOKSTOWN), born ?, KILLYCURRAGH COOKSTOWN, Occupation: DEALERS WIFE, died ?. BERNARD died 15.3.1946, NEWRY, buried MARCH 1946, ST MARYS CEMETERY NEWRY. Bernard lived at Water St Newry. He died after long illness and is buried in St Marys cemetery in Newry. Lived 25 Water Street Newry. Bernard was a successful dealer with a farm outside Newry. However when the trade war started between the new Free State and England started circa 1930 the cattle and sheep trade failed and he had to sell up. He bought a small hotel in Newry called the "Temperance Hotel" and that is where he remained.
ALICE: The Donaghys were farmers and dealers. Alice was Canon Charles Quinns housekeeper when she married Bernard Quinn.
i MARY JOSEPHINE QUINN born ?, NEWRY CO DOWN, Occupation:
TEACHER, DID NOT MARRY. MARY died 13.5.1990, NEWRY CO DOWN.
ii CHARLES JOSEPH QUINN born 1917, NEWRY CO DOWN, Occupation: ELECTRICIAN, married ?, MISS O'KEEFE, born ?, died ?. CHARLES died 15.10.1989, NEWRY CO DOWN. This couple had a daughter called Anastasia who was an art teacher. Another daughter was called Eithne. There were others but no detail. Lived at Courtney Hill Newry.
iii EITHNE QUINN born ?, NEWRY CO DOWN, Occupation: HOTEL MANAGERESS, DID NOT MARRY.
EITHNE died 20.5.1987, NEWRY CO DOWN. Eithne helped run the family hotel.
iv BERNARD QUINN born ?, died ?.
22. ALICE QUINN born DEC 1872, BEAGHMORE CO.TYRONE, Occupation: FARMERS WIFE, married 19.9.1901, JOHN MCNAMEE (KNOCKALEARY COOKSTOWN), born 1858, CORHONEY NEAR COOKSTOWN CO TYRONE, Occupation: FARMER, died 10.3.1921, PORTRUSH CO ANTRIM, buried MARCH 1921, KILDRESS CO TYRONE. ALICE died 29.3.1969, MAGHERAFELT CO. DERRY, buried KILDRESS, CO TYRONE. See notes on her husband John McNamee. The hotel she ran in Portrush was a seasonal one as Portrush is a seaside holiday town. In the winter it was closed and she would go and stay with her son Father Peter McNamee P.P. In the winter of 1941/42 hotel was taken over by the British Army as barracks. Property or land could be taken over at any time during the Second War for military use. Alice died in Magherafelt Co Derry at the home of her daughter Kathleen (Mrs O'Leary). Note: Alice's husband John died 1921.
JOHN: John was a farmer at Knockaleary House near Cookstown Co.Tyrone. His health failed and he sold and family moved to Shangarry House Portrush where he and wife Alice ran small hotel helped in latter years by daughter Kathleen. During the winter of 1944/42 British Army took over hotel to use as barracks for duration of W.W.2. Alice never reopened hotel and sold it after the war and moved to live with son Father Peter and after his death she lived and died in Magherafelt at home of daughter Kathleen ( Mrs O'Leary).
i CANON PETER MCNAMEE P.P. CLONOE.CO.TYRN. born 9.3.1904,
KNOCKALEARY COOKSTOWN CO.TYRONE, Occupation: CLERGYMAN, BURIED CLONOE CO. TYRONE. He died 18.6.1967, MAYNOOTH CO KILDARE, buried JUNE 1967, CLONOE CO. TYRONE. Peter died suddenly in Maynooth Co. Kildare attending the ordination of a parishoner. He was a secular priest. He was to attend the wedding of myself (Aemar Higgins)and wife to be Maureen Quinn only two months later in Belfast in August 1967. All speak highly of Peter as a gentleman.
ii CATHERINE MARY (KATHLEEN) MCNAMEE born 9.8.1907.
iii MAEVE MCNAMEE (SISTER PASCAL NEWRY) born 9.8.1909, KNOCKALEARY COOKSTOWN CO. TYRONE, Occupation: NUN, married BURIED KILDRESS CO. TYRONE. MAEVE died 30.10.1935, CONVENT OF MERCY NEWRY, buried OCT. 1935, KILDRESS CO. TYRONE. Sister Maeve died very young aged only 26.It is of interest to note that her aunt (Ellen Quinn-Sister Aidan ) would have been at the same convent and no doubt they knew each other. See computer box . iv JOHN JEROME MCNAMEE (JACK) NEWRY born 3.10.1912, KNOCKALEARY COOKSTOWN CO. TYRONE, Occupation: CHEMIST, DID NOT MARRY. BURIED KILDRESS CO.TYRONE. JOHN died 30.6.1948, NEWRY CO. DOWN, buried KILLEENAN, KILDRESS PARISH CO. TYRONE. Jack died young aged only 36. He was a dispensing chemist and photographic dealer at 53-56 Mill St and The Mall in Newry. Jack was held in very high esteem by his business associates and also his customers for his kindness and consideration in sickness. See obituary information in "Quinn" files.
23. JOSEPH QUIN (JOE BARNEY) BEAGHMORE. born 1876, BEAGHMORE CO. TYRONE, Occupation; FARMER.CIVIL SERVANT., married 21.7.1909, in TULLYODONNELL CHURCH CO.TYRONE, MARY PATRICIA BECK (THE ROCK), born 1881, THE ROCK (DUNGANNON), Occupation: TEACHER/FARMERS WIFE, died 8.9.1941, PORTADOWN CO ARMAGH, buried SEPT 1941, DUNAMORE GRAVEYARD CO.TYRONE. JOSEPH died 20.1.1965, BEAGHMORE CO. TYRONE, buried JAN 1965, DUNAMORE GRAVEYARD.. Joseph is noted as spelling his name with one "N".He and his wife buried in Dunamore graveyard.Known in the family circle as Joe Barney to identify him as son of Bernard Quinn and also as Joe Spud because he apparently had the habit of mounting his bicycle by placing his foot on a special extended axle or "spud" on the rear wheel of his bicycle and launching himself into the saddle.He was one of the first to have a motorcar in the Beaghmore area.He and his son Bernard transported many locals to the local towns on errands'.
MARY: Mary Beck was a descendent of a Thomas Beck who came from Atherstone in Warkwickshire in England.Thomas Beck married a Sally Louden from Castledawson or Magherafelt.Their only child John Beck married a Margaret Quinn.Thomas Beck was a soldier in the 43rd Regiment Light Infantry.The Becks were saddlers and well to do in Atherstone.Thomas seems to have been a bit wayward and ran away to join the army.He tried to get his father buy him out of the army.However he was lost at sea coming from Gibraltar and did not see his only son John alive.
27. i BERNARD GREGORY QUINN born 24.6.1910.(Father/grandfather of N.Z. Quinns)
28. ii JACK QUINN born 9.12.1911.
iii KATHLEEN QUINN born 1917, BEAGHMORE CO TYRONE., Occupation:
CIVIL SERVANT.IND.REVENUE, married (1) 1957, in DUBLIN, JIMMY KERR (DUNGANNON), born ?, DUNGANNON., Occupation: BUSINESSMAN, died 14.1.1960, DUNGANNON, buried DUNGANNON CO.TYRONE, married (2) in DUNGANNON, DANIEL MCGEE (CALEDON) CO TYRONE, born ?, Occupation: FARMER. KATHLEEN died 16.1.1988, CALEDON CO TYRONE, buried JANUARY 1988, TYNAN CO. TYRONE. Kathleen married twice. Firstly to Jimmy Kerr and secondly to Daniel McGee. She survived both husbands. There were no children from either marriage. Jimmy Kerr was a grocer and Daniel a farmer. Daniel farmed in Caledon Co Tyrone. Kathleen was Civil Servant in Dept. Inland Revenue Portadown as her father had been. Kathleen, Daniel and his first wife all buried at Tynan graveyard Co. Tyrone. Daniels farm was in Clontycarty Lane Caledon. Her brother Rev. Michael Quinn who was at home from New Zealand officiated at her second husband Daniels funeral.
iv REV. CHARLES FRANCIS QUINN N.ZEALAND born 25.1.1913, BEAGHMORE CO.TYRONE, Occupation: CLERGYMAN, married BURIED AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND. REV. died 22.10.1980, AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND, buried DEC.1980, PANMURE AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND. Charles is buried alongside his brother Michael in Auckland New Zealand. He was ordained 12.6.1938. He was P.P. Owairaka Auckland 1952-1980.He was ordained at St Marys Cathedral Kilkenny by the Bishop of Ossory Most Rev.Dr.Collier and celebrated his first Mass 13.6.1938.He went to New Zealand just before the outbreak of WW II and came home for the first time in the early 1950's on hoiiday.
v REV. MICHAEL JAMES QUINN N.ZEALAND born 23.11.1918, BEAGHMORE CO.TYRONE, Occupation: CLERGYMAN, BURIED AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND. REV. died 19.12.1985, AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND, buried DEC.1985, PANMURE AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND. Buried with his brother Charles in Auckland New Zealand.He was ordained 23-6.1946.He was educated at Dunamore P.S.then St.Patricks College Armagh.He studied for the priesthood at Mungret College Limerick and All Hallows College Dublin.He went to New Zealand for the first time February 1947.He is buried in the parish of Three Kings in Auckland.At one stage Michael attended Clongoes College Dublin as he needed to reinforce his Latin and Greek language skills. Michael had great interest in the sport of kings-horse racing. Lived E.Mangere.
i KATHLEEEN QUINN born 10.1.1914, DAVAGH NEAR COOKSTOWN, DID NOT MARRY.
Kathleen managed the family business in Cookstown. She also kindly gave me information for this family tree and I record my thanks to her.
ii PETER QUINN born 26.7.1921, DAVAGH COOKSTOWN, Occupation:
BUSINESSMAN, DID NOT MARRY. PETER died 1.10.1988, COOKSTOWN. Peter helped to run the family business.
iii JOSEPH QUINN born 4.6.1928, COOKSTOWN, married 15.4.1952,
MARRIED BERNADETTE HUMPHREY (COOKSTOWN), born 30.12.1929,
COOKSTOWN. I met Joseph for the first time at the home of his
sister Kathleen 29.3.1995. in Cookstown.:
The Humphreys were business people in Cookstown.
iv CHARLIE QUINN born 14.12.1916, DAVAGH NEAR COOKSTOWN, married
19.9.1944, ANN JANE MCALEER BEAGHMORE./ born
15.11.1916, BEAGHMORE CO TYRONE, died 28.5.1994, COOKSTOWN.
Charlie's wife Ann Jane helped in the management of the family
v PATRICK QUINN born 12.10.1918, DAVAGH COOKSTOWN, DIED
VERY YOUNG. PATRICK died 12.10.1918, COOKSTOWN. Sadly Patrick
died at birth or lived very short time.
vi BERNARD QUINN born 26.12.1919, DAVAGH NEAR COOKSTOWN,
DIED AGED 2 YEARS. BERNARD died 20.9.1921, COOKSTOWN
vii JOHN ALOYSIUS QUINN born 30.5.1927, COOKSTOWN, DIED
VERY YOUNG. JOHN died 7.7.1927, COOKSTOWN.
i MAUREEN MCKEOWN (BELFAST) born 5.12.1906, Occupation: RETIRED EXECUTIVE/MANAGER, DID NOT MARRY. MAUREEN lives in BELFAST DEC 1994. I met Maureen 7.12.1994 at her home 35 Earlswood Road Belfast. She gave me a lot of information for this family tree. She is the ONLY grandchild of the marriage of Michael Quinn and Ellen Loughran and is thus the last in the family of Michael referred to as Michael Quinn Davagh/Cosgroves. Maureen has been living at the above address since 1910.Her grandfather Michael Quinn died there 1920.She recalls being at the funeral of Canon Charles Quinn. Her mother and herself lived for while in France. Made her First Communion in Lourdes.
26. CATHERINE MARY (KATHLEEN) MCNAMEE born 9.8.1907, KNOCKALEARY COOKSTOWN CO. TYRONE, Occupation: BANKERS WIFE, married 5.2.1935, in ST PATRICKS CHURCH PORTRUSH CO.ANT., JOHN V. 0'LEARY (JACK), born 11.2.1907, CORK CITY, Occupation: BANKER.BANK OF IRELAND, died 20.10.1994, DOWNPATRICK CO. DOWN, buried OCT.1994, HAGGARDSTOWN.CO LOUTH.
JOHN: Jack retired form the Bank of Ireland in Magherafelt and went to live in Dundalk Co. Louth. Jack and his wife Kathleen were staying at the home of their daughter Maeve in Newcastle in Oct 1994 when he took a stroke and sadly died shortly afterwards in Downpatrick hospital. He buried at Haggardstown Co. Louth where is son John is curate. Father Peter McNamee brother of Kathleen his wife officiated at his wedding assisted by Rev J.Gillen P.P. Portrush and Rev T. Mone C.C. Dromintee. The O'Learys were from Cork city.
I MAEVE O'LEARY born 23.11.1935, KILLARNEY CO KERRY, Occupation:
RETIRED HEALTH VISITOR, DID NOT MARRY. Maeve gave me substantial information (Jan.1995) which had enabled me to progress this family tree. This was much appreciated. Maeve lives in retirement in Newcastle Co. Down.(1995).
ii FATHER JOHN O'LEARY C.C.HAGGARDSTOWN born 7.3.1943, KILLARNEY CO. KERRY, Occupation: CLERGYMAN. It is noted that Johns father John V.O'Leary is buried at Haggardstown which is in Co. Louth not too far from Dundalk. John administers in both Haggardstown and Blackrock
29. iii PETER O'LEARY (TWIN TO JOHN) born 7.3.1943.
iv CATHERINE MARY O'LEARY (KATHLEEN) born 5.2.1947, CHARLEVILLE CO. CORK, Occupation: PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE. Kathleen not married as at Jan.1995.
27. BERNARD GREGORY QUINN born 24.6.1910, BEAGHMORE CO.TYRONE, Occupation:
ENGINEER-, married 1936, in CALEDON CO. TYRONE, ROSE CONWAY, born 25.7.1905, BROUGHDERG CO.TYRONE, Occupation: TEACHER., died 1.2.1993, BELFAST, buried FEBRUARY 1993, BELFAST (BESIDE HUSBAND BERNARD). BERNARD died 29.12.1983, BELFAST, buried BELFAST. Bernard worked at many aspects of engineering in his time. He at one time worked in the Middle East.(Iraq is mentioned)and went to Antarctica waters on the maiden voyage of a whaling ship (The Belano). He had worked on the ship in Harland & Wolfes shipyard and was part of the commissioning crew. Was away for seven months. He was very interested in motor cars an interest fostered no doubt by driving his fathers cars in Beaghmore at a time when cars were a rarity in that part of the country. He actually raced cars (Crossle's) in middle /late 1960's on the local Irish tracks and was quite successful. He won several cups. His son Tony took up the sport for a time having inherited his father’s great love of racing cars.
ROSE: Rose was a teacher who taught for some 44 years at Derrylatinee school near Dungannon. After retiring she went to live in Belfast along with her husband Bernard. After he died and her second son Brian went to New Zealand, Maureen Michael and myself went to live with her.
30. i JOSEPH ANTHONY QUINN (TONY) N.ZEALAND born 15.4.1937.
31. ii ANN MARY QUINN (MAUREEN)
32. iii PATRICK BERNARD QUINN (BRIAN) N.ZEALAND born 19.3.1941.
When I was generating this family tree it was my pleasure to meet and talk to both Teresa and Jack at their home at Beaghmore in late 1994 and early 1995. Having in my own youth lived in a farming community at Aldergrove Co. Antrim and having reasonable knowledge of farming circa 1941 until I left there in the 1960's I could relate very well to the environment of Beaghmore. It is a house of character in which one could justly say if only it were possible to step into its walls every decade since 1790.It has many stories. A lost era.
33. i MARIE PHILOMENA (MARIE) QUINN born 24.5.1940.
34. ii MONICA QUINN born 27.11.1942.
35. iii MARGARET ELIZ.QUINN (RITA) NEW ZEALAND, born 19.5.1948.
36. iv MICHAEL JAMES PATRICK QUINN born 1.3.1952.
i PAUL QUINN (NEW ZEALAND) born 1.1.1969, PORCHESTER HAMPS ENGLAND, Occupation: BUSINESSMAN. Married Samantha Winterbottom (from Brisbane) in 2002 in Christchurch. Paul helped his parents to manage their various business interests. Paul and his brother John both attended St. Bedes College in Christchurch. This college was built circa 1911 and one of the main people engaged in getting it resourced was Father Bernard Louis Quinn (a Cookstown Quinn) who was attached to the Christchurch diocese at the time!. A funny old world'. Louis was a Marist missionary in New Zealand but died in Australia in 1922 in a sanatorium in the Blue Mountains near Sydney. He and a Father Graham were the first two teachers. Paul set up a backpackers business in Livingstone, Zambia, beside Victoria Falls. Ran that for 8 years before selling up and returning to New Zealand to get married. Has one son Jack.
ii JOHN QUINN (NEW ZEALAND) born 15.9.1970, ADDLESTONE SURREY ENGLAND, Occupation: School Councellor at St Andrews College Christchurch. John at one stage in his teens came back from New Zealand to play cricket for Cockfosters (North London)and spent some time working for Tottenham Hotspurs. His two sports are cricket and soccer.He is some 6 feet 5 inches tall the tallest of the current generation Quinns. Rose Conway (Mrs. Bernard Quinn) used to say that John took his size from Charlie Pat Conway circa early 1900's.Not sure if John wears the size 15 boots but a man big for his size in any language!.
32. PATRICK BERNARD QUINN (BRIAN) N.ZEALAND born 19.3.1941, PORTADOWN CO ARMAGH, Occupation: ENGINEER, married ?, in 28.8.1969 BELFAST, NOREEN BOYD, born 11.10.1945, HANNAHSTOWN BELFAST, Occupation: CIVIL SERVANT. Brian was in the Merchant Navy (M.N.) in his younger days. He then worked in Belfast as electronic engineer. He and his family went to N.Zealand in the early 1980's. He works as radio surveyor in Rotarua area (1994). Brian was a keen sportsman when he was younger and has a great interest in sport. Rotarua is in the North Island of New Zealand, south of Auckland.(1994). His two children Conor and Clare both born Belfast. His wife Noreen is from Belfast.
i CONOR QUINN (NEW ZEALAND) born 25.5.1972, BELFAST, Occupation:
ii CLARE QUINN (NEW ZEALAND) born 3.3.1975, BELFAST, Occupation: School teacher in Gympie Australia. Clare attending Massey University Palmerston North (May 1995).In 1995 won the Helen Royle scholarship for that University.
33. MARIE PHILOMENA (MARIE) QUINN born 24.5.1940, BEAGHMORE CO TYRONE., Occupation: NURSING SISTER, married (1) NORMAN JACKSON (LANGLEY PARK DURHAM), born 24.9.1936, LANGLEY PARK CO DURHAM, Occupation: MINING ENGINEER, died 13.11.1971, ENGLAND, buried ?, ENGLAND, married (2) ANTHONY MCELDUFF (DUNAMORE) CO.TYRONE, born ?, DUNAMORE CO.TYRONE, Occupation:
FARMER. It is noted that Marie and her family came home from England after her first husband died.
by NORMAN JACKSON (LANGLEY PARK DURHAM):
i SHARON JACKSON born 9.2.1963, DURHAM ENGLAND.
37. ii LAURA JACKSON born 16.2.1964.
iii ANNE MARIE JACKSON born 18.1.1966, GLOUCESTER ENGLAND, Occupation: NURSE.
38. iv PETER JACKSON born 5.9.1968.
When one looks at the history of the Quinns losing their lowland farms to Plantation settlers it is refreshing to see the opposite happen. Joe O'Connors father obtained the family farm at in 1926 after the previous Protestant owner refused to sell it to the O'Connors for nearly two years. Joe's father eventually bought and got possession of the farm for 1,600 pounds.
i MARTIN O'CONNOR born 8.9.1970, MAGHERAPELT CO.DERRY,
Occupation: FOOD CHEMIST/FARMER. ii JOANNE O'CONNOR born 26.11.1973, MAGHERAFELT CO.DERRY,
Occupation; STUDENT (1994). iii AIDAN O'CONNOR born 3.7.1979, MAGHERAFELT CO.DERRY, Occupation:
STUDENT (1994). iv PAUL O'CONNOR born 5.4.1976, MAGHERAFELT CO.DERRY, Occupation:
STUDENT (1994). v MARK O'CONNOR born 13.1.1986, MAGHERAFELT CO.DERRY, Occupation:
35. MARGARET ELIZ.QUINN (RITA) NEW ZEALAND, born 19.5.1948, OMAGH CO TYRONE, Occupation: BUSINESSMANS WIFE, married 1977, in DUNAMORE CO.TYRONE, GREGORY MCGALE (OMAGH) NEW ZEALAND, born 13.7.1952, OMAGH CO TYRONE, Occupation: ENGINEER/BUSINESSMAN. Rita initially worked in banking then married Gregory McGale from Omagh who was a civil engineer. They had a building and contracting business in Belfast in the early 1980's.However they sold this business and went to New Zealand to the Rotorua area.Living there 1994.Lived initially in Belfast and later in Newcastle Co. Down.Rita lived for some time initially with Rose and Bernard Quinn at Legilly Co.Tyrone and again with them in Belfast prior to marrying. Worked at one stage during "the Troubles" on the Shankill Rd.!! T.S.B.Bank. GREGORY: In McLysaghts book "The Surnames of Ireland".MacGale - Gall is a varient of the name MacCall in Ulster especially in Tyrone.The name MacCall itself is one of the many Anglicised forms of the Irish name Mac Cathmhaoil of the Cenel Eoghain in use in Tyrone and Armagh. What it does show from the above is that the name is associated with the old Gaelic name in Tyrone and Armagh.
ELISE MCGALE (NEW ZEALAND) born 21.2.1978,
CO.DERRY, Occupation: STUDENT (1994).
i NIALL QUINN born 23.3.1982, MAGHERAFELT CO. DERRY.
ii LAOISE QUINN born 13.3.1984, MAGHERAFELT CO.DERRY.
iii MICHAEL QUINN born 22.12.1985, MAGHERAFELT CO. DERRY.
The new generation and the latest Michael Quinn. This young man has now a written trace of his ancestors from Michael O'Quin a lowland farmer from near the town of Cookstown Co. Tyrone from 1725 a span of some 270 years. His forebears have been at his homestead at Beaghmore from about 1795.1 met Michael Jan. 1995 at Jack Quinns (his grandfather) house. A bright eyed intelligent 10 year old heavily into the sport of boxing I am told! A fine lad I wish him well
37. LAURA JACKSON born 16.2.1964, GLOUCESTER ENGLAND, Occupation: CIVIL SERVANT, married DUNAMORE, in CO.TYRONE, DONALD DONNELLY, born 3.6.1958, BELFAST, Occupation: BUSINESSMAN.
38. PETER JACKSON born 5.9.1968, PETERLEE ENGLAND, Occupation; ENGINEER, married in DUNAMORE CO TYRONE., PAULA GALLAGHER (TEEBANE CO TYRONE), born 7.10.1968, MAGHERAFELT CO DERRY.