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Michael McSwiney

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Death: October 2, 1863 (61)
Ballintemple, Blackrock, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
Place of Burial: Cork, Cork City, Cork, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick McSwiney and Ellen McSwiney
Husband of Unknown McSwiney
Brother of Daniel McSwiney, V.F., P.P., Scholar, Theologian; Patrick McSwiney, Pres. Irish College, Paris; Mary McSwiney; Julia Anne Sheahan; Denis Lane McSwiney and 3 others

Occupation: Tea Dealer
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About Michael McSwiney

Michael Sweney (Sp) - 1802, September 26 Birth (as recorded for St. Marys & St. Anne's RC, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

(Register 9, page 580, Entry 18 - ID 395984)
  • 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 -

Tea Dealer

  • 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
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Michael McSwiney's Timeline

September 26, 1802
Cork, County Cork, Ireland
October 2, 1863
Age 61
Blackrock, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cork, Cork City, Cork, Ireland