The McREDMOND - MacREDMOND family were very prominent in Irish History. We have traced some of the history back to 1066. One of the National Monuments of Ireland is the Isert Kelly Castle in Eastern Galway. A plaque outside the ruins states that it was built in 1550 by the MacHubert Burkes, and rebuilt around 1617 by the MacREDMOND Burkes. The McREDMONDs lived in this castle until about 1641 when their land was confiscated by the British Crown. During the penal times of Cromwell, the McREDMONDs were forced to move across the Shannon River to County Kings where they still live in Knockhill (a farm) in Kilcormac. (County Kings was later renamed to County Offaly.)
From the Index to Offaly Townlands, Knockhill and Drinagh are grouped as one townland and that Knockhill is in the Civil Parish of Ballyboy, the Roman Catholic Parish of Kilcormac, the Barony of Ballyboy, and the Electoral Div. of Derrinboy.
This surname appears to have three distinct origins in Ireland. In Offaly we have the descendants of the McRedmond family, stated by McLysaght to have been a branch of the Galway Burkes. Most Redmonds however originate in County Wexford, where a family of the name were settled on the Hook Peninsula since early in the invasion, claiming descent from one Alexander Raymond. While most Wexford Redmonds must descend from this man it seems that some descend from a branch of the McMurroghs, native kings of Wexford, the lands of these McRedmonds lying in the north of the county.
We are researching McREDMONDs worldwide and would appreciate hearing from other researchers. We know that a large family was born to John and Ann (TROY) McREDMOND in Knockhill, County Offaly. We believe at least six of those children emigrated to the United States. We believe three settled in Troy, NY, at least one settled in TN and one in Ohio. We haven't found documentation yet if they were the parents of Luke McRedmond (whom Redmond, WA is named).
Bishop Thomas McREDMOND of County Clare, Ireland For several hundred years after the Reformation, a Catholic cathedral was out of the question in either Killaloe or Kilfenora. When a new parish church was being built in Ennis in the 1830s the man behind the project, Dean Terence O’Shaughnessy P.P., felt that one day it might be used as the cathedral church of the diocese. The new church was opened in 1843, while the tower and spire were added in 1874. When Thomas McRedmond was appointed coadjutor bishop of Killaloe in December 1889 he decided to live in Ennis, the first bishop to do so for well over one hundred years. Bishop McRedmond remained there after he succeeded as bishop of the diocese in 1891 and since then all his successors as bishops of Killaloe have also lived in Ennis. As a result the parish church of Ennis has been used as a cathedral for nearly a century. As it was not specifically built for this purpose it is called a pro-cathedral.
: Roseanna O'Regan -- Mon, 01 Jan 2001
Roseanna O'Regan email@example.com
My great-grandmother was Catherine McRedmond, her brother T. J. McRedmond was the Bishop of Ennis, in Clare. (same Bishop Thomas McREDMOND above)
http://genforum.genealogy.com/maurin/messages/5.html - message posted by firstname.lastname@example.org (Lorraine BOWES) Researching: Achille Maurin b. 1839 Natchitoches m. Elizabeth McRedmond in New Orleans.
georgeann's note - The Elizabeth McREDMOND above is likely related or a descendent of a "Dennis McREDMOND" I found on Civil War lists in New Orleans.
John McREDMOND email@example.com (email no longer valid Dec 2000) is interested in hearing from other McREDMONDs. His father, Francis Edward McREDMOND, born June 7, 1919, died, May 26, 1976, was the only child of Edward McREDMOND, born April 11, 1884 (probably in Delaware County, Ohio) died, May 21, 1945 (There were several other family members residing in the Delaware County, Ohio area).
Roseanna O'Regan firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 5/27/2000: Hello from Canada. My g-grandmother was Kate McRedmond from Offaly. The only McREDMONDs I know of are in and around Kinnitty or Frankford in Offaly. (Note County Offaly was formerly named County Kings.)
The Griffith's Index CD for 1848-1864 Ireland list 15 McREDMONDs in County Offaly (the name of this county changed) to County Kings) listings include Bridget (2), Denis, John (3), Martin, Michael (3), Patrick, Peter, Rody and Thomas. Another Bridget is listed in County Tipperary. If anyone is researching this surname, we can list the parish information.
McRedmond, Helen of New York, N.Y. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920
Knights of Columbus, Fr. McRedmond Council #3175
Civil War Statistics from the 1865 Census Copyright: Ontario County NY http://raims.com/cwstat65.html
LAST NAME FIRST NAME CPg STpg LAST REG DEATHDATE McRedmond James 71 72 85 N.Y.
http://www.cslnet.ctstateu.edu/stamford/b_ind_m.htm - McRedmond, Charles, 158
http://www.cslnet.ctstateu.edu/stamford/b_101.htm - Rec# 158. Stamford Historical Society, Inc. FIRE! FIRE! A History of Stamford Firefighting, Paid and Volunteer. 1991.
Modern Irish Lives: Dictionary of 20th-Century Irish Biography by Louis McREDMOND (Editor); Hardcover; $35.00 Hardcover, Published by St Martins Pr (Short), Publication date: December 1, 1996, Dimensions (in inches): 9.60 x 6.43 x 1.10 ISBN: 0312164785 also: McRedmond, Louis To the Greater Glory. New York: MacMillan, 1991 (Louis McREDMOND organized the McREDMOND family reunions in Tennessee.) Available on BarnesandNoble.com with this link - 0312164785:Product Link on Barnes & Noble.com.
I was told the McRedmond family donated the land that the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tennessee is built on. Picture of The Original Grand Old Opry. Ryman Auditorium is open to the public for tours. http://www.ryman.com/ http://www.grandoleopry.com .
below from http://findagrave.com
Burial Records of
OAK GROVE CEMETERY - Delaware, Ohio.
McRedmond Catherine 07/27/1936 St Marys
McRedmond Daisy 08/26/1976 Lincoln View
McRedmond David 01/21/1953 Sylvanside Singles
McRedmond Edward 05/21/1945 Lincoln View
McRedmond Joseph 12/19/1960 St Marys Cemetery
McRedmond Lucy 12/27/1948 Sylvanside Singles
McRedmond Michael / /1914 St Marys Cemetery
McRedmond William 09/12/1934 St Marys Cemetery
- obituaries for:
|Surname||First Name||Reb||Ship||Tried||Trial Place||Term||DOB||Native Place||DOD||Death Place||Remarks|
|Redmond||Edward||R||Minerva (1800)||1798||Kings Co||Life||1767||Kings Co||1840||Sydney||Labourer|
Hi to all the McRedmond's around the world,
My name is Patrick McRedmond I am 17 years old and my great grandfather was also Patrick McRedmond. He moved over to Australia, to Canberra,in about the 1920's and met his wife, Rose, here. They had two children Mary and Brian. Patrick died in 1985 and gran died in 1997, so I am really interested in finding out about the rest of the family all over the world. email@example.com (Patrick McREDMOND).
Nora.Wade@bigpond.com Date:02/11/99 (email was undeliverable in 7/00) http://www.hotkey.net.au/~gayd/Dwyer.html I am searching for info on James DWYER who married Mary McREDMOND, Melbourne, Victoria in Jan 1856, they lived in the Kalkallo/Donnybrook area of Victoria. I have no idea how he came to Australia as there are a number of James DWYERS in shipping logs but there is not enough info to determine which would be him. James parents were John DWYER and Margaret QUIRK and his marriage certificate states his age was 35 yrs - so it appears he would have been born about 1821 in Tipperary. James and Margaret had the following issue: Jane 1857, Mary 1858, William 1860, John 1864, Edward 1866, Ann 1868, Patrick 1871, Ellen 1872, Jane 1874, Joseph 1878, I only have info on John as he was my G/Grandfather so would like to hear from others relatives of these children.
McREDMOND researcher in Australia and her contact details:
McREDMOND (-1836+ Roscrea Tip Irl) [2285SHA]
[2285SHA] Mrs J Shaw, 8 Hill Street, Cardiff NSW 2285, Australia
|Name||Business Name||Occupation||Location 1||Location 2||City||State||Year|
|Albert B. MacRedmond||Jno. Finnigan & Co.||bookkeeper||rooms Mrs. Kate Bringhurst||121 Congress||Houston||TX||1889, 1890|
|Albert B. MacRedmond||Jno. Finnigan & Co.||bookkeeper||rooms Mrs. Kate Bringhurst, 121 Congress||Houston||TX||1890, 1891|