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Owen Dempsey

Birthplace: Ballytarsna, Kilkenny, Ballyhale
Death: May 10, 1889 (63)
Place of Burial: Knockmoylan, Kilkenny, Ballyhale
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Dempsey and Anastasia Dempsey
Husband of Bridget Dempsey
Father of Edward Dempsey; Anastasia Walshe; Catherine (Katie) Dempsey; Mary Dempsey(Mother Mary Loyola) Dempsey; James Dempsey and 2 others
Brother of Robert Dempsey; John Dempsey; John Dempsey; James Dempsey; Thomas Dempsey and 3 others

Managed by: Tom Conway
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About Owen Dempsey

Ballyhale(RC) records state Owen Dempsey was born June 2nd 1825 to Ned Dempsey and Anty Cantwell. His sponsors were James Aylward and the Widow Cashen.

Owen Dempsey from Ballytarsna married Bridget Walsh from Smithstown on February 16th 1860 in Rosbercon Co. Kilkenny. The witnesses are given as Owen Dempsey and Judith Conway on the marriage certificate. Both are reorded as Roman Catholic.

Edward Dempsey was listed as a leasee in Ballytarsna in 1849/50 (Griffiths Valuation). He farmed 82 acres at the time which was leased from Anthony Cliff Esq. It is probable that this land passed to his son Owen (1825-1889) folowing Edward's death in 1853.

This 1919 photograph shows the Dempsey home at Ballytarsney. Katie Dempsey is pictured with her daughters Ellie, Stasia, Kathleen, Bridie Hogan and possibly her husband Jack and son Neddie on the window. On the left is Stephen Dempsey, brother of Katie's late husband Neddie who died in 1916.

Civil Death Record Name: Owen Dempsey Date of Death: 10-May-1890 Age: 65 Parish / District: KNOCKTOPHER Address: Ballytarsney County: Co. Kilkenny Status: Widower (Male) Denomination: Civil Parish / District Occupation: FARMER Sex: Male Informant Relationship: Householder Name: P. J. Coghlan Address: Not Recorded Notes: [INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM P.J. COGHLAN CORONER FOR THE COUNTY OF KILKENNY, INQUEST HELD 12/05/89]

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Owen Dempsey's Timeline

June 2, 1825
Ballytarsna, Kilkenny, Ballyhale
November 27, 1860
June 10, 1862
February 24, 1864
February 19, 1866
January 13, 1868
December 29, 1869
August 5, 1872
May 10, 1889
Age 63