As part of my blog, I will be periodically be doing a short ‘On this day’ article featuring one individual with the surname of Heenan.
On 10 January in 1911, Patrick Heenan died at Knocknascrow in County Limerick, Ireland. He was said to be 77 years old , a widower, and was occupied as a farmer.
According to the information given to the registrar in Mitchelstown district, he had been suffering from senile decay for several years.
We can’t be sure of the accuracy of some information contained in this document. The informant was Nora Heenan, Patrick’s daughter who may have only estimated her father’s age rather than have referred to any official records such as birth certificates or baptism records.
According to Nora her father was 77 years old in 1911 which would have meant he was born approximately 1834 . This conflicts with the information Patrick himself provided in the 1901 census return when he declared he was 50 years old – thus giving him a birth year of approximately 1851.
The 1901 census gives additional information about Patrick. By that date his wife had already died but there were seven of his children still living at home. All were unmarried, born in County Limerick, could read and write and were Roman Catholic.
Denis Heenan, Son, aged 27
Mary Heenan, Daughter, aged 26
Patrick Heenan, Son, aged 24
Kate Heenan, Daughter, aged 18
John Heenan, Son, aged 15
Nora Heenan, Daughter, aged 12
Ellen Heenan, Daughter, aged 10
They were occupying a home of two rooms , the farm had a stable, a cow house and a dairy.
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Informant Nora Heenan, daughter, present at the death Knocknascrow
He was a farmer on land at Knocknascrow,