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1901 Census - Ferrmanagh- Derrygannon
House number
Given name
Surname
.
Age
Marital status
Occupation
7
Hugh
Rooney
Head
70
M
Cooper
l
Mary
Rooney
Wife
54
M
nee Boyle
i
Joseph Thomas
Rooney
Son
27
NM
k
i
James Patrick
Rooney
Son
25
NM
k
i
Alice
Rooney
Daug
21
NM
k
The 'Cooper' Rooneys

The Cooper Rooneys got thier nickname because they were excellent at the art of Coopering.

Hugh Rooney learnt his trade from Patrick Smyth of Mullaghbrady.

Patrick was one of the Roslea martyrs who was executed in 1797.

Because of his association with Patrick, Hugh left Roslea for a while in fear of his life. He returned years later and lived at Crokada. Click here to read the story.

To view Griffiths valuation map of Derrygannon , click here

 

 

 

"The 'Cooper' Rooney's are also connected to the 'Butcher' Rooney's, 'Nancy Rooney's' and the 'Ban Rooney's"   I have discovered that several Rooney families in 1901, living in different townlands are direct descendants of Hugh 'cooper' Rooney.

 

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  • Thomas 'Cooper'Rooneys death certificate from 1866, registered by Mary Rooney of Derrygannon. Thomas 'Cooper'Rooneys death certificate from 1866, registered by Mary Rooney of Derrygannon.
     

 

Master Hugh Rooney
 
Emily McGuire
 

 

A well known descendant of Hugh 'cooper' Rooney, was his son 'Master Hugh Rooney'.

Master Hugh can be seen in the above picture with his wife Emily McGuire. Hugh was a national school teacher from 1880-1945.

At the ripe old age of 88, Hugh wrote his memoirs, hoping they would be of interest to his children and grandchildren.

One of his Grandchildren , Brendan has given me permission to share his memoirs on my website. Another of his grandchildren, Patricia has very kindly sent me the above photographs.

Thankyou very much Patricia Rooney & Brendan Rooney.

Master Hugh Rooneys memoirs can be read here

 

Because the Cooper Rooney tree and all its descendants run into many different Rooney families in Roslea, I have put the tree on a separate page because it is so large.

This tree can be viewed here

 

 

           
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