The Ryans of Tipperary

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Name: sgibbons <>
Date: 2014-03-18
Perhaps someone can help! I'm looking for any information on descendants of William Costelloe and Catherine Ryan. Believe they were both baptized in Cappawhite, Tipperary, Ireland around 1816 and 1818, respectively. His mother was Mary Ryan and his father was John Costello(e). Her father was John Ryan and her mother was Judy Costello(e).

Possible children of William Costelloe and Catherine Ryan:
Surname First Name Birth Yr County
Costelloe Mary 1845 Co. Tipperary
Costolloe William 1848 Co. Tipperary
Costelloe Patrick 1850 Co. Tipperary
Costolo John 1853 Co. Tipperary
Costello Thomas 1855 Co. Tipperary
Costolloe Mary 1855 Co. Tipperary
Costelloe Michael 1857 Co. Tipperary
Costello Edward 1859 Co. Tipperary
Costelloe Catherine 1863 Co. Tipperary


Name: P rosevear <>
Date: 2013-07-10
My gig grandfather was James Thomas Ryan of wandong, Victoria, Australia. Died1933.

Name: Jeannette Johnson <>
Date: 2013-06-14
My GGGF John Ryan was born in Cappawhite, Tipperary in 1803 (to William Ryan and Ellen Butler). He came to Australia (don't know when or how) and married Teresa Bannigan in Sydney in 1846 (she was originally from Newry,Ireland but then living in Bathurst, NSW (I think). The couple must have lived in Sydney, taken a trip to England and then settled in Queensberry Street, Carlton (Melbourne) and had 11 children (incl. Ellen b. Sydney 1847, Phillip Joseph b. Bath, England 1848, Teresa Mary b. Bathurst 1850, Michael Bernard b. Sydney 1852, Andrew John b. Melbourne 1854, Elizabeth Ann b. Melbourne 1855, Edmund 1857-1858, Francis Edmund, b. Melbourne 1859, Thomas Joseph b. Melbourne 1860, John William b. Melbourne 1862, Mary Ellen b. Melbourne 1864). My GGF was Francis Edmund, who inherited the Coachmakers Arms Hotel in Carlton from his father. His father left properties all over North Melbourne and Carlton to his many offspring. Francis Edmund married Jeannette Marguerite St George in 1861 in Fitzroy, Melbourne. One of their children was Grace Hope b. Richmond 1895, my grandmother; she married William Charles Hannen in Brunswick in 1918. Their daughter Lyla Grace Hannen, b. 1919 in Carlton, was my mother. I must have some relatives, although there does seem to have been thousands of Ryans in Cappawhite. I have a photograph of an old hotel in Cappawhite with the name 'Ryan' etched in the brickwork - could have been one of thousands!


Name: Kevin Dillon <>
Date: 2013-04-17
Hi, I am trying to tack down info on Ellen Ryan. She married James Hayes (Tipperary) and they had a son, Patrick, in 1848. Patrick emigrated to Australia where he married Margaret Carey in 1882. They had four children, one of whom was my grandmother. Any information would be much appreciated.


Name: Kevin Dillon <>
Date: 2013-04-17
Hi, I am trying to tack down info on Ellen Ryan. She married James Hayes (Tipperary) and they had a son, Patrick, in 1848. Patrick emigrated to Australia where he married Margaret Carey in 1982. They had four children, one of whom was my grandmother. Any information would be much appreciated.


Name: Ellen Anderson <>
Date: 2013-01-30
My grandfather was James Ryan, born in Tipperary, Ireland in 1821. After the Civil War James lived in Rockford, IL as a shoemaker and then later farmed in Beaver, IA until his death. He married Ellen O'Brien in 1861. Children were Margret, Francis, Sylvester, Elizabeth, Clara, Henry, Edward, Ida, Emily/Emma, Celia. Believe his parents were James Ryan and Mary/Margaret Fox. Looking for ANY relatives of James. Thanks !!!

Name: Kathryn Waller <>
Date: 2012-11-24
My husband's ggfather was William H. RYAN,settled and farmed in Marshall, Clark CO. IL in 1854 until his death. Believe William's father was a Cornelius. Am trying to determine if this is the same line of Ryan's who hailed from Cappawhite...who may have landed first in Franklin County/Jefferson County New York after immigrating to Canada and down?

Name: Deirdre Ryan Ambrose <>
Date: 2012-08-08
Hello fellow Ryans. My father's dad was Edmond Ryan. He married my grandmother Katherine O'B rien, both from Tipperary. They settled in a town called Charleville, Co Cork. Rathluric ) Anyone who may think we have a link pls respond by email Thanks. Had 14 children. Married at a very young age.

Name: Maureen Begley <>
Date: 2012-07-21
searching for Ryan/Hickey family

Name: Denyse <>
Date: 2012-06-20
This is my line but I know nothing of Mary Ryan prior to her marriage to Thomas O'Brien.

Name: Thomas O'Brien
Birth: Glassdrum, Cappawhite, Co Tipperary
Marriage: 3 Feb 1813 Anacarty, Co Tipperary
Spouse: Mary Ryan

Child: Thomas O'Brien/ Bryan/Breen
Birth: abt 1814 Cappaghwhite, parish of Toom, Co Tipperary
Emigration: 26 Apr 1862 "Theresa" ex-Plymouth 26 Apr 1862 to Moreton Bay, Queensland
Death: 12 Jan 1893 Rosewood, Queensland
Burial: 13 Jan 1893 Ipswich Cemetery, Queensland
Occupation: Cooper
Spouse: Eleonora O'Dwyer
Marriage: 6 Feb 1853 Anacarty parish, Donaskeigh Co Tipperary. Witnesses were Thomas Bryan and Catherine Campbell. His death cert stated Thomas O'Brien was 46 years old when he married 22 years old Ellen


Name: Betsy Holdsworth <>
Date: 2012-05-17
My ancestors are all from Tipperary - I still have a lot of research to do.
Family names: Ryan, Conlan, Donovan, Hayes


Name: Pat Ryan Shea <>
Date: 2012-02-08
Hi: Looking for my Great Great Grandfather John P Ryan and Julia Crowe Ryan of Cappaghwhite, Tipperary. They married February 12, 1850 and had seven children: Thomas Ryan dob December 13, 1852, John D. Ryan dob October 14, 1853, William J. Ryan dob July 3, 1854, Patrick A. Ryan dob 1859, Michael Ryan dob December 30, 1860, Timothy Ryan dob March 3, 1864, and Daniel Ryan dob 1867. They immigrated to Cambridge, MA around 1870. Any information as to who was John P. Ryan's mother and father would be greatly appreciated. Julia Crowe Ryan's mother was Julia Dwyer and her father was Thomas Crowe.



Name: michael ryan <>
Date: 2012-01-23

Name: Esther Kahn <>
Date: 2011-10-18
My gggrandparents Thomas and Honora (nee Fox) Ryan emigrated form Tipperary, (I am assuming South Riding) in 1840 and arrived in Adelaide South Australia on board the Birman.
It seems a few children as well.
A son, Thomas married a Margaret Suffren in Melbourne in 1865.
Honora was born around 1801, and thomas Snr 1803. They farmed in Saddleworth South Aust, and were buried in Manoora SA.
A son, John also farmed there, and he died in 1911.His wife was a Mary Kiely, born in Clonouty.
Thomas Jnr Ryan was the father of my grandmother Elizabeth. She married my grandfather Tobias Woolf in 1901.
Other children of John who remained in SA were Joseph who married an Ellen Madigan in 1921.
If any seems to click here, let me know.
Keep up the good work here,

Esther Melbourne Australia


Name: Jeanine Williams <>
Date: 2011-10-08
I am searching for more information of my Ancestors Peter Ryan b 1824 transported to VDL Tasmania 1849 from Liverpool. Peter was my G-Grandfather and later became a constable

Name: tony ryan <>
Date: 2011-09-29
My great grandfather Thomas Ryan, emmigrated from Ireland 1840-50. He married in Savannah, Georgia in 1860 to a Jane Hope.
We believe he was from around Cappawhite. Any information on possible link would be appreciated.


Name: Debra Parker <>
Date: 2011-07-25
john ryan

Name: timothy Ryan <>
Date: 2011-07-07
trying to find james ryan my great great grandfather from ireland

Name: Tracey <>
Date: 2011-06-30
Hello to the descendants of the Ryans!

John Ryan born abt 1807 in Cappagh White, Tipperary, Ireland is my ggg grandfather. He arrived in Australia 13 March 1841 & married Ellen Doherty who was born in Tipperary Island in 1810. They had 4 children in Oatlands, Tasmania, Australia & both died there also. If anyone knows who anything about John & Ellen's lineage, please email me. Kind Regards, Tracey


Name: Stehen Norris <>
Date: 2011-05-14
Thomas Ryan born c.1845 Cappawhite son of Laurence Ryan and Bridget Welsh of Doon Limerick, married Mary Ann O'Sullivan Ipswich Queensland Australia 1877, died ??? Queensland, Australia.

Name: Christina Lismore <>
Date: 2011-03-31
I wonder whether my ancestor Ellen Ryan, born in 1856 in Ireland came from Tipperary? Ellen married Joseph Lismore (1846 - 1881) September 1876 in Bradford upon Avon and they lived in Bristol. When Joseph died, I believe that Ellen moved to Liverpool. Her sister Mary Ryan was living with Joseph and Ellen and their children in 1881. Would appreciate any information you might have.

Name: Michael Ryan <>
Date: 2011-03-26
Nice page. I am a descendant of Jacob John Ryan Sr., b. abt. 1713 d. Mar. 8, 1789, and Sarah Wittenburry (poss),b. abt. 1717, of Ireland. They had a son Daniel Ryan born 1739. They came to America through Spanish held Florida. They returned to Ireland where they live the remainder of their lives. Not sure where in Ireland they lived. Just wondering if anyone has any information on Jacob John Ryan and Sarah Wittenbury Ryan?

Name: bill shea <>
Date: 2011-03-11
My great grandmother was born 04/09/1865 in Cappagh district Tipperary.Her parents were John and Mary.Does anyone have any information?

Name: lizzie ryan <>
Date: 2011-01-01
nice page, i would love to know how can i finf my grand, grand father and grandmother :


Name: Tara <>
Date: 2010-08-09
I am doing research on my ggg grandmother Hanora Kelly (nee Ryan). She is from Shevry, Parish of Upperchurch (Co. Tipperary). 1825-1888.

This additional info may help:
She married a Bernard Kelly (it's my understanding he is also from Tipperary, but I don't know anything else...). They were married in Ireland and came to the US around 1874. They settled in Indianapolis. They had children in Irealnd and some (if not all) came over with them as well.

Can't seem to find any info through the usual routes so I'm posting on here hoping maybe someone has come across the name in their research!
Thanks so much!!!


Name: Laraine <>
Date: 2010-07-12
Hi, I my Ryan connection is Winifred Ryan who married John English abt.1815 Cappawhite. John English's (born 1781) mother was Alice Ryan

Name: Janet Ryan Taggart <>
Date: 2010-06-24
Have just recently gotten new info on my grandfather. Cornelius Bartholomew Ryan. Born in Ireland, we know, but recently found a copy of his Chicago death certificate that stated a birthdate of 28 Mar 1861, in Nence, Co. Tipperary, father Martin Ryan, mother Bridget (Grace) Ryan. Does anyone know where "Nence" is?
Doug and Janet


Name: constance tobin <>
Date: 2010-01-12
looking for ryan's

Name: Paul Ryan <>
Date: 2009-11-07
My gg grandfather was Edmond Ryan from Tipperary. He was born about 1816 and married Mary Fleming, also from Tipperary and born aabout 1831. My first 'sighting' of them was living in Birkenhead, England in 1856, but after that all Ryan descendants resided in Liverpool. If anybody can help me tracing which part of Tipperary they are from I would love to hear rom you.



Name: Sharn Exelby <>
Date: 2009-07-26
I am looking for family connections to my gggrandmother Peg (Margaret) Ryan who married James Ahearn in Cappawhite in about 1841. Her father was John Ryan and mother was Ann Kennedy. They had six children who were baptised in the Cappawhite parish - Patrick b1842, John b1844, Roady b1846, Maria b1851, Hugh b1853, Margaret b1856, Julia b1858. The family may have come from Holyford (Holy Forna) but I cannot find this on any modern maps.

The son Roady Ahearn (my ggrandfather) went on to marry another Ryan from Cappawhite parish when he came to Australia. She was Mary Ryan of Ballinlough, daughter of Martin Ryan and Margaret Bourke.


Name: Jim Ryan <>
Date: 2009-04-05
My grandfather Michael Ryan was baptized in Cappawhite on 10th June 1863. He had a sister Mary and a brother Jeremiah ,among other siblings. His parents were William Ryan and Mary Breen or Brien. They may have come from Kilpatrick, and have married in Anacarty on 7th June 1838. They were evicted from their home in Cappawhite approx. 1866, and William died in Tipperary Poorhouse. If anyone has any more information about William , I'd be pleased to know. Also I have more info on Michael if anyone is interested.

Name: Lorraine Collins <>
Date: 2009-02-13
Descendant of Thomas Leahy and Mary Broderick from Tipperary

Name: Kevin Cahill <>
Date: 2008-11-18
Looking for James Ryan, wife Bridgett haggerty from Cork

Name: Alan Doyne <>
Date: 2008-10-26
Keep up the good work.

Name: Lynn Conklin <>
Date: 2008-08-25
My GGrandfather was Michael Ryan (1853-1926)of Parsons Kansas. I believe his father was Cornelius Ryan. Married to Margaret L. They were both from Ireland. I would appreciate any information anyone could give me on this family.

Name: mary golden <>
Date: 2008-07-12
My great grandfather was John Ryan, who left tipperary with his mother, Mary McCarty Ryan and his 2 sisters, Mary and Margret, in 1861.His father was listed as Denis Ryan, and was deceased by this time.

Name: Joy Allen <>
Date: 2008-07-06
GGrpa and GGrma were both Ryans still searching for more

Name: Test <>
Date: 2008-04-20

Name: mike morrissey <>
Date: 2008-03-20
We Ryan family members are so numerous that I liken us to the Olsons of the Red River Valley in ND...too numerous to mention.Your website is very attractive...hope it is found by lots of Ryan descendants.

Name: gil neilan <>
Date: 2008-01-07
I am g grandson of Michael Ryan

Name: Ryan <>
Date: 2007-11-17

Name: Ryan <>
Date: 2007-11-17