Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Horish Family of Donabate

The surname Horish is likely an Anglicized version of Whoriskey, from the Gaelic, Ó hUisce, meaning, descendant of he 'of water'.

My 4th great grandmother was Elizabeth Horish-Leonard (1802 - ??), daughter of Eliza (1784-1873), and wife to Patrick Leonard (1800 - ??), who lived in the Burrow of Portraine, County Dublin.  Their son Thomas, and several of their grandchildren through their son Mathew, migrated to Portland Maine during and after the Great Famine.

While I know little about Elizabeth, I was able to do research on who I believe to be her nephew, a one John Horish.

John Horish (1819-1891) and his wife Monica Kane (1817-1900) lived in Donabate, County Dublin.  John was a tenant farmer, like many in Donabate, and suffered much the same hardship as others.  He and Monica had at least six children:

1.  Bridget Horish (1850-?), per baptismal record.

2.  Michael Horish (1851-1907) married an Annie Sheridan (1860-1938), and ran a farm in Donabate at 8 and 15 Corballis Road, 3 kilometres south of the Burrow.  They had two children, John (1898- ) and Patrick (1903- ), but they also raised Annie's stepdaughter, Bridget (1889- ).

3.  Mary Horish (1853-??), per baptismal record.

4.  Elizabeth Horish (1855-1933), per baptismal record.

5.  Bartholomew Horish (1857-??), per baptismal record.

6.  Annie Horish (1859-1919), per baptismal record.

The above six mentioned family members are all buried at Donabate Cemetery, across from St. Patrick's Church.

Some other Horishes appear in the 1901 and 1911 Censuses of Dublin and Donabate, who I believe to be related to this family:

1.  Nicholas Horish (1826- ), his wife, Mary Horish (1831- ) and their daughter Clara Horish (1861- ) appear as farmer on 9 Beaverstown Road, Donabate.  Nicholas could very likely be a brother of John's.

2.  Patrick Horish (1859- ) appears as a 52 year old unmarried farmer's servant at house #26.1 in Ballisk, Donabate.  His mother was Eliza (1839-bef 1911), who was a widow during the 1901 Census.  Eliza could've been married to a younger brother of John's, I suppose.

3.  Annie Horish (1871- ) appears in the 1900 Census as an unmarried servant at the Anglican Boyle household at 730 Terenure Road, in Rathmines, Dublin, and later in the 1911 Census as a 40 year old 'visitor' at the Mullen house at #37.1 King Street, South (Royal Exchange, Dublin City).  I wonder if she is a child of Nicholas?

4.  Mary Horish (1841- ) appears in the 1901 Census only, as an illiterate 60 year old farmer at 13 Bridge Street, Swords, Dublin, with her son John Horish (1866-  ), also illiterate.  Mary could've been married to a younger brother of John's, I suppose.

Many other Horishes appear to have come from Roscall in Balrothery West, about five miles west of the Burrow.

From Donabate Baptismal Records on the NLI website, I have found some Horish entries:

  • "Ann, Daughter of Michael Horish and Mary McArdle, S.S. Peter Maguire and Clare Horish", dated January 28, 1825.
  • "Nicholas of Thomas Horish and Clare Spencer", dated December 2, 1827.
  • "Bridget of Michael Horish and Mary McArdle", dated February 1, 1830.
  • "Jane, of William Sherry and Catherine Horish", dated March 20, 1832
  • "Mary of Nicholas Horish and Rose Monks", dated March 18, 1836.
  • "Eliza, of William Sherry and Catherine Horish", dated July 19, 1836.
  • "Jane, of William Sherry and Catherine Horish", dated March 6, 1839.
  • "Patrick, of Bartholomew Martin and Catherine Horish", dated November 1, 1840.
  • "Margaret of Nicholas Horish and Rose Monks", dated May 15, 1841.
  • "John, of William Sherry and Catherine Horish", dated June 22, 1841.
  • "Mary, of Barnard Tyrrell and Mary Horish", dated October 17, 1841.
  • "Bridget, of John Horish and Catherine Kelly", dated Februay 9, 1842.
  • "Michael of Nicholas Horish and Rose Monks", dated November 20, 1842.
  • "Eliza, of Barnard Tyrrell and Mary Horish", dated July 30, 1843.
  • "Anne, of John Matthews and Mary Horish", dated December 3, 1843.
  • "Patrick, of Nicholas Horish and Rose Monks", dated May 5, 1844.
  • "Mary, of Bartholomew Martin and Catherine Horish", dated December 26, 1844.
  • "John, of Barnard Tyrrell and Mary Horish", dated November 6, 1845.
  • "Thomas, of Nicholas Horish and Rose Monks", dated November 23, 1845.
  • "Michael, of John Matthews and Mary Horish", dated January 13, 1846.
  • "James, of Bartholomew Martin and Catherine Horish", dated February 28, 1847.
  • "Margaret, of Nicholas Horish and Rose Monks", dated March 14, 1847.
  • "John, of John Matthews and Mary Horish", dated June 18, 1848.
  • "Anne, of Nicholas Horish and Rose Monks", dated March 17, 1850.
  • "Jane, of John Reilly and Anne Horish", dated May 9, 1850.
  • "Mary, of Bartholomew Martin and Catherine Horish", dated June 23, 1850.
  • "Anne, of Bartholomew Martin and Catherine Horish", dated May 2, 1852.
  • "Patrick, of Barnard Tyrrell and Mary Horish", dated February 10, 1853.
  • "Barholomew, of John Kelley and Anne Horish", dated October 11, 1857.
  • "Patrick, of Nicholas Horish and Eliza Sherry", dated July 18, 1858.
  • "Peter, of John Kelley and Anne Horish", dated September 14, 1858.
  • "Jane, of Nicholas Horish and Eliza Sherry", dated June 17, 1866.

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