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Ellen McSwiney (Lane)

Birthdate: (80)
Death: December 20, 1842 (80)
York Street, Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Wife of Patrick McSwiney
Mother of Daniel McSwiney, V.F., P.P., Scholar, Theologian; Patrick McSwiney, Pres. Irish College, Paris; Mary McSwiney; Michael McSwiney; Julia Anne Sheahan and 4 others

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About Ellen McSwiney

Her father's name was probably Roger (Lane) and mother's name "Mary".*

Ellen was born c. 1762, married before 1787?

Children (21 year span)

  • c1787 son Daniel was born (1st son, named after his paternal grandfather)
  • 1789 son Roger was born.(*2nd son - named after mother's father)
  • 1791 son Patrick was born. (3rd son, named after his father)

(The following children as listed on p.4156 of Registry of births of St. Mary’s and St. Anne’s):

  • 1793 daughter Mary was born (*1st daughter, named after maternal mother)
  • 1795 daughter Julia Anne was born (2nd daughter named after father's mother) - remained unmarried.
  • 1797 son John was born
  • 1800 son Denis was born
  • 1802 son Michael was born (not mentioned by Dean Denis in his correspondence)
  • 1808 son Callahan J. McSwiney

[The Archive - The Journal of the Cork Northside Folklore Project - Issue 15, 2011 article by Breda Sheehan] The Coppinger family owned Ballyvolane House and its lands from the 17th century. In 1795 they leased the house and lands to the Roman Catholic church for Cork's first RC seminary. In the 1820s the lease passed to the McSwiney family.

20 December 1842 "Death of Ellen

  • at her house on York Street, Relict of the late P. McSwiney of Ballyvolane, in her 80th year."
  • (i.e. she would have been born c. 1762)
  • [Source: Cork Examiner:, December 23, 1842, pg 3]


1791 Patrick McSwiney and his wife Ellen (nee Lane) were sponsors at the baptism of Ann Jackson (source: Ken Long)

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Ellen McSwiney's Timeline

Age 25
Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Age 27
Cork, Munster, Ireland
April 8, 1791
Age 29
Cork, Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Age 31
Cork, Ireland
March 13, 1795
Age 33
September 10, 1797
Age 35
Cork, Ireland
October 11, 1800
Age 38
Cork, Ireland
September 26, 1802
Age 40
Cork, County Cork, Ireland