Denis Lane McSwiney

Is your surname McSwiney?

Research the McSwiney family

Denis Lane McSwiney's Geni Profile

Records for Denis McSwiney

5,276 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Denis Lane McSwiney

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

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

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Denis Lane McSwiney

1800, 11 October Birth

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

1850 Valuation of Ireland, Townland of Ballyvolane

handwritten notes list:

1850 Land Valuation For Townland of Ballyvolane.

  1. 8 House of Denis Lane McSwiney, Lessee of William Copinger (Lessor)

Shows Length, Breadth and Height, number of Measures, Rate per Measure and totals in Pounds, Shillings and Pence.

Lists Category (Class) 1B for House, Kitchen, Carriage House, Privy (presumably outside), Stable, Slaughter House, Pig House, large detached Office

Also lists land as 17.5 Acres.

Note on page says "greatly impressed with Mr. McSwiney"!

[Note the timeframe of this 1850 Ireland Valuation - i.e. just after the Great Famine.]

Ireland Valuation Office books

Official Transcription===

  • First name(s)
  • Denis [Lane]
  • Last name
  • McSwiney
  • Year
  • 1848
  • Valuation date
  • 26 Jan 1850
  • Townland - Ballyvolane
  • Parish - St Anne Shandon
  • Barony - Cork
  • County Cork
  • Lessor/other first name(s). Wm [William]
  • Lessor/other last name - Coppinger
  • Book type: House book
  • Reference code
  • OL/5/392
  • NAI microfilm reference
  • MFGS/46/14
  • Archive
  • National Archives of Ireland
  • Country
  • Ireland
  • Record set
  • Ireland Valuation Office books
  • Category
  • Census, land & surveys
  • Subcategory
  • Land & Estates
  • Collections from
  • Ireland

1861, February 23 - His Will mentions

  • daughters Julia and Marian,
  • property at Ballyvolane and SINGAPORE (**)

Will witnessed by William Richard Copinger, Solicitor and Thomas Sheehan, Mr. Copinger's Clerk.

1862, June 30th - Codicil to his Will

My daughter Julia has died. I therefore annul the bequest made to her and I appoint my sole daughter Marian [see below Marian Ferguson, wife of Robert Ferguson, of Queenstown) sole residuary legatee of my estate [property at Ballyvolane, Cork City and SINGAPORE]

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, 19 July - Codicil to his Will

"I bequeath to my son Daniel McSwiney the sum of One Thousand Pounds"

1867 22 August 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 Grant of Probate

Effects under 7000 Irish Pounds

  • 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)

(** Is Denis Lane McSwiney the same as Denis Leslie McSwiney, the architect who designed the Catholic Cathedral of Singapore in the 1840s?)

view all

Denis Lane McSwiney's Timeline

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