Denis Lane McSwiney

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Denis Lane McSwiney

Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Death: Died in Cork City, Cork, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick McSwiney and Ellen McSwiney
Father of Marion Josephine Ferguson
Brother of Daniel McSwiney, R.C. Priest, Scholar; Roger McSwiney; Patrick McSwiney, Pres. Irish College, Paris; John McSwiney; O'Callaghan McSweeny and 2 others

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About Denis Lane McSwiney

1800, 11 October Birth

recorded in Registration of Births, at St. Marys and St. Annes, North Parish, Cork, Ireland

Wedding announcement in The Hampshire Chronicle, September 17 1864

"On Thursday (15th) , by the Rev. Wm. Canon O'Sullivan, Robert Ferguson, Esq., M.D. Royal Naval Hospital Haslar (at Gosport, Hampshire, England) To Marion Josephine, daughter of D.L. McSwiney, Esq., Ballvolane Hall, Co. Cork (Ireland)

1867 Death

  • Name Denis Lane M'Swiney
  • Event Place Cork, Ireland
  • Registration Year and District 1867 - Cork
  • Age 67
  • Birth Year (Estimated) 1800

[Source: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958

  • Volume Number 15
  • Page Number 59
  • GS Film number 101583
  • Digital Folder Number 004200215]

Denis Lane M'Swiney, Ireland Probate Records 27 August 1867

  • Event Type Probate
  • Death Date 22 Aug 1867
  • Event Place Adelaide Terrace, Cork
  • Beneficiary's Name Marion Furguson
  • Beneficiary 2 Name Robert Ferguson of Queeenstown (now Cobh - Cork City harbor area)

[Source Family Search - GS Film number 100973, Digital Folder Number 005014887]

1865, May 3 edition of the Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier mentions

"Denis L. McSwiney of Ballyvolane Hall".

Situated on Ballincollig Road in the NE environs of Cork City, Ballyvolane Hall was the McSwiney family home to several generations- a large building with property rented under a long term lease by Denis' father Patrick McSwiney from the Coppinger family (*at the time of the lease Roman Catholics were legally restricted from 'owning' property).

Gout and rheumatism were a 'family failing' - recounted Denis McSwiney, Dean of Cork. Here he refers to his father and uncles, including his Uncle Denis:

"my Uncle Patrick, rector of the Irish College, suffered from them from his youth, but left them after him at Vichy, many years before his death in 1865: Daniel, Parish Priest of Bandon, Cork, who died of fever, in 1845 (time of the Famine), suffered from them, as did John and DENIS: my father, Roger, very little."

(Source: Letter from nephew Denis (Dean of Cork) a family letter to his cousin Rev. Herbert McSwiney)

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Denis Lane McSwiney's Timeline

October 11, 1800
Cork, Ireland
August 22, 1867
Age 66
Cork City, Cork, Ireland