To download a pdf of the Lunney descendants, click on: Lunney U Al and I have written the Lunney Family History: “From Fermanagh to Fitzroy and Beyond” .
Many thanks to Joseph E. Carroll and to Louise Chinnock, our American cousins. I also wish to acknowledge Dorothy Payne, Monsignor Leonard Lunney and Bernadette Lunney, the late Edward Lunney, and the late Jim Lunney and his wife, Betty Lunney, Manotick, Ontario, for all of their research. They have entrusted me with their family records and I greatly appreciate that trust. A special thank you to the late Sister Rita from Pakenham for verifying names and dates.
I am still trying to prove that Edward Joseph Lunney and his brother, Hugh, had a sister Bridget Ellen Lunney who married John O’Keefe in Fermanagh, Ireland then came to Canada, then the USA. We do not have absolute proof that Bridget is the sister of Edward and Hugh but DNA evidence backs up this theory. Bridget Lunney and John O’Keefe lived in Fitzroy Township according to the 1851 census next to Edward Lunney and Johanna Mantle.
UPDATE!! We now have lots of DNA evidence to connect Bridget’s descendants with Edward’s descendants. We are also working hard using DNA evidence to prove that another brother was John Lunney.
Also another Bridget Ellen Lunney, the granddaughter of Edward (daughter of Patrick), is possibly named after her aunt Bridget Ellen.
Bridget Lunney’s marriage record shows that she was married in Knockninny Parish, Fermanagh on 01/07/1838 and that witnesses were Barny Lunny and Terry McTee. Bernard Lunney was a brother of Edward and Hugh according to Al’s great great uncle, Hugh Lunney.
Bridget and John’s first child was Rose, born 01/11/1839 in Knockninny, Fermanagh. Sponsors were Tom Keef and Rose Keef.
I have a letter from Anne Lunney, sister of Louise Lahey, who speaks of Bridget, Bernard and Ann who were left behind in Ireland when Edward and Hugh came to Canada.
The other mystery is a Thomas Lunney referred to the History of the Antrim Women’s Institute (Antrim, Ontario, Canada). It would appear that this may be Hugh so perhaps he was Thomas Hugh Lunney or Hugh Thomas Lunney. The history refers to Edward and Thomas being granted land in Fitzroy Township. Another problem to solve.
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