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  •  LAWLESS & MALONEY in Rutland, MA
    • Rutland, MA had a section called 'Little Dublin'
    • In 1850 Census, John Malowney/Malowney was in Howard County, MD.
    • John Malowney married Bridget Lawless about 1851.
      • Isaac Malowney born August 18, 1852 in Maryland
      • Thomas Augusta Maloney b. Sep 14, 1856
      • John Henry Malowney born October 3, 1858
    • In 1860, John Malowney/Maloney was believed to be in Sandy Springs, Montgomery County, MD and owned Real Estate.
    • During the Civil War, John, Bridget and three sons, as well as John's brother Dennis Maloney and his wife Catherine, Bridget's sister were in Rutland, MA.
    • July 17, 1862, Mary Jane was born to John and Bridget Malowney/Maloney
    • Dennis Maloney purchased land in Rutland, MA and settled there with his family.
      • John Dennis Maloney (8th child of Dennis & Catherine Lawless Maloney born 1867) was a business owner (liquor store) and Marion Barry was a "socialite". The homesites in Rutland, MA are now part of Rutland State Park. Rutland State Park is a 300 acre recreation area with developed facilities for fresh water swimming, picnicking and boating. At Whitehall Pond, there is a swimming beach and adjacent picnic area. (source of this paragraph: Jean S., daughter of Evelyn K. D. H, who was the daughter of Evelyn, the only child of John & Marion Barry Maloney.
    • Thomas Lawless and his sister Mary Lawless were already in Rutland, MA.
    • In the 1870 census for Howard County, MD, John Malowney/Maloney is listed with the post office of Savage.
    • In the 1880 census for Howard County, MD, John Malowney/Maloney is listed in the 5th district of Howard County.

  • Michael and Catherine ___ LAWLESS, presumed to have been born in Ireland. (Names of parent's from their son Thomas' death certificate. They had at least four children:
    • Thomas Lawless
      • born on March 1, 1828 per death certificate
      • arrived in port of New York, NY March 5, 1855. We are still looking for a passenger list arriving in New York on this date.
      • married Mary RAFTERY in 1858.
      • Took his oath of naturalization, October 5, 1860
      • October 20, 1879 received citizenship
        • Thomas Callahan and Thomas Hillery were witnesses
      • Thomas Lawless helped start the Catholic Church in Rutland, MA named St. Patrick's Parish.
      • Thomas Lawless died January 12, 1888.
        • Their son, William Edward Lawless was a Senator for Maine. Resided in Auburn and Lewiston, ME.
      • All information on Thomas Lawless is from Jane E., Thomas Lawless' great-great granddaughter.


    • Bridget Lawless


    • Catherine Lawless
      • born about 1836 in Ireland
      • married Dennis MALONEY who was born about 1815 in Ireland.
      • died in Worchester, MA on May 17, 1894 at the age of 58 per death record. Cause Bronchitis Pneumonia. Buried in the Ascension Section, Lot 81, Row 11, St. John's Cemetery, Worcester, MA.
      • See Malowney-Lawless Page for descendents

    • Mary Lawless
      • married Richard COATES (? spelling)
      • buried in cemetery in Holden, MA which borders Rutland, MA


Rutland, Mass. links:

  Town Years Volume Page Type
Lawless (Male) Rutland 1869 222 294 Death
Lawless Abbie E. Rutland 1875 276 419 Death
Lawless Bertha I.. (Luce) Rutland 1908 83 133 Death
Lawless Harold LeRoy Rutland 1894 447 685 Death
Lawless Thomas Rutland 1888 393 546 Death
Lawless Wesley LeRoy Rutland 1898 483 763 Death
Last Name First Name Town Years Volume Page Type
Maloney Margaret Rutland 1880 321 421 Death


Information below is not necessary connected to my Lawless Ancestry or research.

LAWLESS listed in Search for Missing Friends
Of Martin LAWLESS, parish of Kiltolla, county Galway, who left Waltham, Ms. in December last intending to go to Maryland. Any information respecting him will be thankfully received by his brother, Thomas LAWLESS, care of Michael Broderick, Waltham. Ms (probably Ms is Massachusetts not Mississippi)

Mary LAWLESS, County Wexford, Parish Gorey, was awarded a Spinning Wheel in 1796 by gov't

Genealogy of The LAWLESS Family and Connecting Families by Mrs. Daniel E. LAWLESS (Betty McEnelly), published 1976, US/CAN 929.273, L424a is in the LDS-SLC-FHC library. I did not find Malowney/Maloney connections in this book. The author's oldest granddaughter emailed 7/19/2006 and she the author died about 1996.

Irish Passenger Lists - lists with LAWLESS passengers

"St. Patrick"

Passengers on Ship ST. PATRICK from Liverpool to New York, 3 December, 1845.

William Byrne
Edward Byrne
Bridget Carlin
Christopher Delany
Rachel Delany
Mary A. Fitzpatrick
Mary Freel
Sarah Freel
Catherine Kelly
Mathew Kirby
Ellen Kirby
Bridget Kirby
John Kirby
Christopher Lawless
Bridget Lawless
Mary Lawless
Patrick Lawless

Martha Lewis
Thomas McCarty
Margaret McCarty
Julia McCarty
Mary McCarty
Margaret McCarty
Mary McDermott
James McMahon
Ann Reilly
Mary Reilly
John Richardson
Elizabeth Richardson (Mrs.)
John Riggs
Mrs. Riggs

List of Passengers on Ship ALHAMBRA from Dublin to New York, 1 June, 1846.

John Brenan
Bridget Carey
Cathrine Conway
Patt Costigan
Julia Cuff
Mary Donelly
Michael Dunne
Thomas Fallon
Bridget Farrelly
Patt Flanagan
Bridget Flanagan
Bridget Hely
James Lawless<<<<<---------
Sarah Leonard
Hugh Leonard
Ann Lynch
Catherine Lyons
Bridget Madden
Thomas Madden
John Madden
Julia Madden
Ellen Madden
Mary Madden
Susan Madden
Michael Madden
Patt McCaffry
Michael McDonal
James McLaughlin
Mary McLaughlin
Patt McLaughlin
Miles McNulty
Julia O'Neal
Bridget Quinn
Richard Scot
Mary Treacy
Malachy Treacy
Michael Whelan

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