A brief history of LEAHY/NASH family (my dad would have loved this)!
CATHERINE NASH, daughter of MICHAEL NASH of KANTURK, Cork married DANIEL LEAHY,
ROYAL IRISH CONSTABLE, 15th November 1892 at St Peters and Paul Church, CORK.
DANIEL LEAHY was born Townland Kilbronoge SCHULL, Cork 1858 .
His parents were ELLEN MINEHAN and DENIS LEAHY.
He had 2 siblings MARGARET b. 1866 and DENIS born 1868.
There was an ELLEN LEAHY, a widow, living in KILBRONOGE dying about 1878.
Possibly mother of Denis.
Griffiths Valuation lists only one LEAHY family as a leaseholder in Kilbronoge.
This was JAMES LEAHY. Possibly father of Denis?
Passenger Record Ellis Island
DENIS LEAHY, IRELAND April 11 1892 age 23 years.
Ship “ARIZONA” Depart port Liverpool and Queenstown.
JAMES NASH Ireland .
Date Arrival Jan.19 1895. Age 22 years.
SHIP LUCANIA . Port Depart. Liverpool and Queenstown.
Uniting NASH/LEAHY/RADLEY/EGAN families.
Miscellaneous…. Further connections to RADLEYS OF CORK.
MICHAEL NASH of BALLYNOE, KILBRIN married ELLEN LYONS.
Return of Owners of Land 1876. 13 acres.
Daughter CATHERINE NASH (my grandmother) born about 25 Oct 1865 Kanturk
Son JAMES NASH born 15 Oct 1870 ? Other children??
Catherine Nash married Daniel Leahy of Schull (R.I.C) Date of marriage about 1894(?) Cork.. A
son of Cath and Daniel married into RADLEY family, who were early settlers in Australia.
Descendents are NASH/LEAHY/RADLEY.
Please email me with any information on NASH/LYONS. These NASH are related to people on
Nash Family Ireland website. I will alter as I obtain further information.
Source History of Bandon by George Bennett.
CAPTAIN JOHN NASH, PROVOST, BANDON MILITIA. 1691 was given strong powers by Governor
Cox. He was known as “SHANE DEARG” or Red Jack, for the number of executions he
authorised. Apparently he terrorised the native population. “SHANE DEARG” is a reference to all
the blood he spilt. Others say it was a reference to his red hair. He served the corporation for 36
See Paul Turners'
NOTES ON NASH FAMILY CORK - Source Surnames DB.
This surname is Medieval English and describes a person who lived at an Ash tree hence “atten
asche” The first recorded spelling of this name was Agnes Ate Nasse, 1273 in” Hundred Rolls” of
Oxfordshire in Reign of Edward 1st 1272/1307.
From BURKES LANDED GENTRY……..
Marriage of NICHOLAS PHILPOT LEADER, 3 x times great grandson of THOMAS RADLEY and
MARGARET CHINNERY to MARGARET daughter of ANDREW NASH, NASHVILLE, CORK (abt 1790).
Related families……… Leader/Radley/Nash/Leahy/Egan
More NASH’s related to above families
Source BURKES LANDED GENTRY
OLIVIA HERBERT married Rev.A.PEARDE NASH 1850s.(Herberts of Muckross, related Radleys.and
HERBERT EVANS md ELIZABETH NASH, daughter of Andrew NASH of NASHVILLE (related to
SIMON PURDON of TINERANA High Sheriff Limerick(Purdons are gt gps of Radleys) md MARY
Children of Nicholas Leader and MARGARET NASH …. Nicholas Philpot Leader MP Dromagh
Castle died 1880……..William Leader Rosnalee Kanturk died 1860
NASH CONNECTIONS……..Some of the names connected to Radley/Leader/Nash
CHINNERY, JERVOIS, CROOKE, BECHER,BERNARD, FRENCH,FREKE, HARMAN, HERBERT,HERON,
JAGOE, LEADER, MAUNSELL, PURDON. WISE,.WARREN ,WARE, WALLIS, TWISS, TRAVERS.
All these names appear on Radley/Leader/Nash family tree.
NASHs were Puritan settlers at Bandon, Cork early 1600s.
Their name is on list of same.
Daniel and Catherine Leahy, along with their children, emigrated to Australia, arriving on the
“CARPENTARIA” about April, 1909. Daniel was formerly a Royal Irish Constable stationed at
Clonmel, Tipperary. It was customary not to have these policemen serving in the province they
were born in. Daniel was R.C. and presumably, Catherine (Nash) was C. of I. as her father was a
landowner. She may have converted to R.C. They came out to be with their cousins, John &
Patrick.Leahy. However, on reaching Queensland they found that the cousin who sponsored them
had died. They settled in Brisbane, where Daniel’s occupation is noted as CABINET MAKER. One
of their sons went on to marry into RADLEY family.
SOURCE PARLIAMENT LIBRARIAN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, BRISBANE QLD.AUS.
JOHN LEAHY (First Cousin to Daniel) Merchant and Company Director. B.July 1854, Schull ,Cork,
Ireland .Parents PATRICK LEAHY and MARY COGHLAN Arrived in Qld 1874 worked as farm
Labourer, eventually became Speaker in House of Parliament. John is featured in Australian
Dictionary of Biography
PATRICK JAMES LEAHY (cousin of Daniel) Entrepreneur Born 1860 Schull.Cork.
Came to Brisbane in 1887. Grazing Speculations.
Source Australian Dictionary of Biography......photo of John Leahy, Speaker Qld Parliament.....
MY BROTHER EDWARD FRANCIS LEAHY's service record WW2
My grandmother CATHERINE NASH taken in NEW YORK 1890s
An extract of my Grandfather's ROYAL IRISH CONSTABUARY record. DANIEL LEAHY
MY uncle's Merchant Navy Record. GERALD LEAHY
MY UNCLE GERALD LEAHY MERCHANT NAVY CERTIFICATE
SOURCE THE LAW TIMES 1860
The family of NASH is of remarkable antiquity. In the Doomsday Book for Worcestshire mention is
made of ROBERTUS DE FRAZINO. Which in English means Robert of the Ashe, otherwise Robert
NASH who held the manor of KEMPSEY. “OKE” also belonged to Ashes who were also called “ASHE
of OKE” corrupted to “NASH of NOKE” and their crest was a hand holding an ash plant. FROM THIS
ROBERTY DE FRAZINO descends the NASHs of CORK, WORCESTSHIRE and HEREFORD.
SOURCE.. DOMESDAY BOOK
The Domesday book says of KEMPSEY
In the Hundred (Oswaldslow) The Bishop of the same Churche (worcester) holds Chemesege
(Kempsey). There are 24 hides paying geld, 5 are waste. There are 2 ploughs in the demesne, 13
villeins and 27 bordars with 16 ploughs. There is a priest 4 serfs and 2 bondswomen and 40 acres
of meadow The woodland is a mile long and half a mile wide. There are 13 hides in the demesne.
In the time of King Edward it was worth 16L, its present value is 7L..
SOURCE KEMPSEY IN THE VICTORIA COUNTY. HISTORY OF WORCESTERSHIRE.
(THE NASH FAMILY. HOWITH, DUBLIN trace their descent to PATRICK NASH OF KANTURK in 17th
century. SAME LINE AS WORCESTERSHIRE …Source IRISH FAMILIES GT AND SMALL
The estate at KEMPSEY called NASH(ATENASCHE, ASSHE) was held of the manor of Kempsey.
References to inhabitants of the hamlet of NASH occur in early times. ROBERT DE FRAXINO was a
tenant of KEMPSEY MANOR in the time of HENRY II. In 1299 JOHN, son of RALPH DE ASH was
holding 3 virgates on KERSWELL and 1302/3 he was dealing with land in the field of “ASSHE” Part
of his estate passed to his brother WALTER who gave it in 1311 to his mother ALICE and sister
MARGERY. Land held by ASHE family at KEMPSEY seems to have passed to JOHN DE KEMPSEY, the
founder in1316 of chantry at KEMPSEY., for he endowed this chantry with a messuage which he
bought of ADAM DE FRAXINO. The estate now known as NASH seems to have been identical with
that land at KERSWELL held in the time of HENRY III by TAILLEFER, who may have been a member
of the ASH family, TAILLEFER de FRAXINO occurring in a deed in parish chest at KEMPSEY, quoted
My great grandfather, MICHAEL NASH, CLASH KANTURK, is descended from the above.
1. LAW TIMES 1860
2.SOURCE DOMESDAY BOOK of KEMPSEY
3 KEMPSEY VICTORIAN COUNTY
INFORMATION REGARDING NASH FAMILY OF CLASH KANTURK........ Source Historical and
Topographical Notes of Col.James Grove White
Parish of Kilbrin
Marriage bonds in Dublin Record Office, John Nash of Rockfield, Gent and Thomas Nash of
Ballynar, Cork gent to MARY EGAN of Parish of Clonfert. Applied for on 2nd Sept 1780.
Lease dated May 6 1788 JOHN NASH then of ROCKFIELD, demised unto MICHAEL NASH, therein
described as of ROSACIN, which were then in possession of JOHN AND MICHAEL NASH lives of
JOHN NASH, sons of THOMAS NASH of CLONRIBBON, Cork Gentleman.
Lease o f R OCKFIELD for 3 lives rent 100 pounds EDWARD BADHAM THORNHILL Esq to JOHN NASH
Esq Indenture made 23rd Feb.1795 between EDWARD BADHAM THORNHILL Esq City of Dublin, one
part, and JOHN NASH, BALLYMAGOOLY CORK. Of the second part,the lands 88 acres of BALLYHEN,
called ROCKFIELD now and for sometime past in the possession of JOHN NASH AND HIS
UNDERTENANTS DURING THE NATURAL LIFE AND LIVES OF JOHN NASH, THOMAS NASH AND
PATRICK NASH, first, second and third sons of THOMAS NASH of ROCKFIELD, aforesaid gent.
Witnessed by HENRY BADHAM THORNHILL CHA.CROCKER and MICHAEL NASH.
The following is an inscription on NASH VAULT, KILBRIN GRAVEYARD....."The burial place of
NASHES of ROCKFIELD 1801" The burials in NASH family vault in KILBRIN graveyard are given in
the KILBRIN PARISH REGISTER at the P.R.O Dublin.
Further information on NASH's of KANTURK.
So far I have established that The NASH family and LYONS family of Ballyclough (near Kanturk)
were Roman Catholics. I did have Nashs down as C.I. but was mistaken. I obtained my
grandmothers birth record as follows....
Catherine NASH born October 20, 1865. Ballyclough .Cork. Father MICHAEL NASH and Mother
ELLEN LYONS. Sponsors were Cornelius Sullivan and Catherine (Kate) Carver. This ties in with
her Death Certificate, age77/78 years (in Australia) dated 1943, same details.
I was given the following details taken from a fiche of Ballyclogh and Kilbrin, by CHRIS GRANT,
who researched them.(Thank you) These are probably in connection with my Nash/Lyons family.
Open to correction.
26/2/1847 Eliz/Edmond? To William Babington and Ellen Lyons.
28/8/1847 Denis to Jerry Kalihin an Johanna Lyons
1849 Timothy to William Lyons and Honora Sullivan
18/1/1852 William to MICHAEL NASH and ELLEN LYONS. Sp.M.Callaghan
18/09 1853 Margaret Anne to Tim Lyons and Lucy Lynch 9married 1852 Ballyclough)
7/1/1855 Margaret to MICHAEL NASH AND ELLEN LYONS
3/6/1855 ....to Tim Lyons and Lucy Lynch.
24/3/1857 Johanna to Michael Nash & Ellen Lyons sp. John Lyons
31/10/1858 Elizabeth to JOHN LYONS and CATHERINE CARVER
8/5/1859 Timothy to Tim.Lyons & Lucy Lynch
20/12/1860 Anne to Cornelius Regan & Margaret Lyons
6/08/1861 Anne to Tim Lyons & Lucy Lynch Sp. Corn & Marg Lyons
21/02/1863 Ellen to MICHAEL NASH and ELLEN LYONS
8/6/1863 Johanna to JOHN LYONS AND CATHERINE CARVER
21/01/1864 Jerimiah to Jerimiah Donahy & Margaret Lyons
6/6/1865 Mary to JOHN LYONS and CATHERINE CARVER
21/4/1868 Michael to MICHAEL NASH AND ELLEN LYONS.31/12 1872 Cornelius to C.Regan &
We have a Church Marriage Record... 4/3/1851, Ballyclough, MICHAEL NASH to ELLEN LYONS,
BALLYCLOUGH. Ballynoe, Kilbrin. R.C witness Thomas Lyons and Catherine Connell. Also a
Church baptism 20/10/1865 CATHERINE NASH daughter MICHAEL NASH and ELLEN LYONS
Witnesses Cornelius Sullivan and Kate Carver.
Leahy Sans Souci 1938
A little more information on LEAHY's of SCHULL, CORK....
JAMES LEAHY 1787- Married ELLEN DONOVAN.
Their Children were...ELLEN, PATRICK. DENIS, CATHERINE, JAMES and MARY. My 2xgt gps.
DENIS LEAHY md ELLEN MINEHAN My gt gps.
DENIS' siblings were JAMES b.1825 PATRICK 1816 MARY 1818, CATHERINE 1812, ELLEN 1823
DENIS' CHILDREN WERE.....
DANIEL b.1858 md to CATHERINE NASH MyGps. Daniel's brothers and sisters were JAMES 1865
DENIS 1870 PATRICK 1872 and possibly Margaret. (JAMES married Johanna Courteney)