About Michael McSwiney
- 1802, September 26 Birth recorded at Parish of St. Marys & St. Annes, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
- 1824 PIGOT & CO.'S DIRECTORY, CORK CITY, CO. CORK: McSwiney, Michael (62 Barrack Street) Vintners and Spirit and Porter Houses...
Corn Broker, Vintner and Tea Dealer
1837 - Parish of St. Nicholas, Cork - Select Committee on Fictitious Votes, Ireland, p.75) Voters in Cork city exempt from rates 1837: Michael McSwiney (records/2073812)
1838 In Ireland anyone who owned or rented land in 1838 that was worth ten pounds or more, had the right to vote: known as the Ten Pound Householders. Michael Swiney is listed as such 1838 at Cove Street, City of Cork records 2074357, Appendix No. 9
Also lived at Ballintemple, Blackrock, Cork City, as per his death record ( They are two districts near the river and near his brother's place - O'Callaghan and Honoria)
His wife "M'Swiney, (?First name) Mrs Michael - died aged 38 on 30 December 1862 [Source Cork Examiner]. Her birthdate would have been c.1824.
Michael died nine months later on 2 October 1863 - at Ballintemple, Blackrock, cork. [Sources: The Cork Examiner issue of 3 Oct 1863 - states he was 59 yrs old. The Southern Chronicle issue of 7 Oct 1863]
They left behind a minor child or minor children, who were cared for by Ann Waddy. See below for her kinship.
1964, 23 August Probate- Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Michael McSwiney
- Name Michael M'Swiney, late of Cook Street, Blackrock, Cork -
- Event Type Probate
- Death: 02 Oct 1863
- Event Place Cork
- Beneficiary's Name and Residuary Legatee - the person to whom the residue of personal estate is bequeathed: Ann Waddy of Cook Street (same address as Michael) aunt and guardian "during minority of the next of kin of deceased the Residuary Legatee"]. Ann Waddy is mentioned as a 'widow' - probably the sister of Michael or his late wife.
[Source: FamilySearch.org. GS Film number 100972, Digital Folder Number 005014886]
--------------------------------------- The following papers may attain to this Michael McSwiney (1802-1863):
Cork City Archives - Michael Sweeney Papers U164
Misc. docs collected by Mr Sweeney including:
- 30 Nov 1820 Summons to Wm. S. Bernard, Sheriff of Cork, to attend case between Robert Aldridge, Esq., and Sir James Laurence Cotter, Baronet
- Draft codicil to last will and testament of Revd.John Webb, of Rosanna otherwise Cooleymorroghue, N. Liberties of Cork, 1839;
- 1841 Schedule of original deeds belonging to Dr. Webb;
- 29 Sep 1849 Proposal of Richard Daly Charleville to become a tenant of Evans on the lands of Ardglass, Barony of Orrery and Kilmore