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Pictured above is the entrance to Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin which probably has the largest number of Kennedy graves in the British/Irish Isles. I have photographed about 60 of them but its tricky to get to all the stones as in Ireland gravestones tend to be closely packed together. The biggest in Scotland is Ayr cemetery with about 70 photographed. If anyone is looking for a Kennedy burial in either of these places drop me a private message and I can do a lookup; some of the burials are 20th century so its not appropriate to post the full details. I have similar Kennedy gravestone photographs taken in Limerick, Nenagh, Donegal, Derry/Londonderry and Belfast as well as all over Scotland.

Iain Kennedy

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Comment by Kim jones on February 8, 2012 at 6:34pm

My step-grandmother, Dorothy Mabel was one daughter of William S. Newell (1867-1917) and Carrie Kennedy (1876-1958), Louisa County, Iowa USA. 

Carrie Kennedy (Kennedy)'s parents were Joseph C. Kennedy and Martha Kennedy.

Martha's parents show as a George Jr. Kennedy(1814-1855) and M. Gault

George Jr. son of George Sr. Kennedy (1775-1857) and Mary Paul (1776-1835)

George Sr. dad a James Kenndy and mother unknown McCleary

Joseph C. Kennedy (1832-1901) was son of a William Kennedy and Nancy Catherwood (1806-1890)

Any information on the above names would be wonderful!  I am just starting out on this research and so far this is what I have found.  Thank you.

Comment by Al (alpobc) on September 26, 2010 at 11:59pm
I made a slight typo on my earlier post. Mr MACDONALD was Joseph not John. Joseph & Lucy are on the 1881 Census in Main A Dieu. Living with them is Cassie KELLY, she is 1st cousin 3 removed to me on my mother's side. Cassie was one of 10 children and was only 5 when her mother died, so the younger ones were sent to live with relatives and neighbours. Lucy MACDONALD was Cassie's Aunt, so I makes sense why she is there, the EDWARD connection is still elusive.

Al Parsons
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Comment by Iain Kennedy on July 14, 2010 at 2:49am
Do you have the census references for these Kennedys and their nativity/ethnicity? And are John and Lucy (Kennedy) MacDonald already present in 1881 or only later? I can see the Edwards family in Cape Breton 1881.

Comment by Al (alpobc) on July 13, 2010 at 11:06pm
My 2GGrandparents on my Dad's side are; Joseph EDWARDS b. abt. 1851 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada and Flora McDOUGALL b abt 1851 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. They seem to disappear after the Canadian 1881 Census. My GGrandfather Alexander EDWARDS was born just after the census was taken, but he and his brother Joseph Francis EDWARDS were raised by a seemingly unrelated families of KENNEDY & MacDONALD. Alex was raised by John & Lucy (KENNEDY) MacDONALD and Joseph Francis was raised by Catherine & Susan KENNEDY (sisters to Lucy). There were also 3 sisters to Alex and Joseph Francis, Mary Ann, Margaret Jane and Florence.
I would like to find out what happened to Joseph & Flora as well as what was the relationship to the KENNEDY's. Joseph's parents were John & Mary EDWARDS and Flora's parents were Neil & Christy (McCUISH) McDOUGALL.

Any help with this line would be most appreciated.
Al Parsons
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Comment by Chris Chapman-Taylor on June 26, 2010 at 5:43pm
Thank you Iain, I think I had better acquaint myself with a map of Ireland before I start. Appreciate your help, I have been reading up on the DNA testing for Kennedy's, I know of other people who have done it at it seems to be very helpful.

Comment by Iain Kennedy on June 26, 2010 at 6:33am
Chris, its more of a religious thing, some names are exclusive either to the Catholics or Protestants although its never 100%. Typically Protestant first names are William, Samuel, David, Joseph (to a lesser extent). Strongly Catholic names include Michael and Patrick. Michael Kennedys tend to be Catholics from Munster. David Kennedys strongly tend to be Presbyterians from coastal Ulster, mostly Antrim and Down. You can see these patterns in the census returns and also the BMD indexes.
Comment by Iain Kennedy on June 26, 2010 at 6:29am
I don't think he is married when he signed up - too young. It looks like several of his older brothers may also have signed up but this needs confirming. There is a young couple William and Carie together in the 1920 census. If you drop me a private message with an external email I will send you what I have but its just a suggestion that needs confirming.
Comment by Allen Lee Haines on June 25, 2010 at 8:02pm
lain if you any info on him and he is the one who married a Caroline Crane that would be him no matter when he was born I just search and that is what I found that someone else entered.
Comment by Chris Chapman-Taylor on June 25, 2010 at 6:54pm
Thank you Iain, time is something I don't have a lot of but I squeeze in what I can. Thank you for the pointers, you mentioned the name being more like from Antrim or Down, does that mean that certain names relate to certain areas? Also does the naming go like the Scottish where the eldest son is likely to be named after the father? As mine seems to run, John, David, John, David, based on that could I assume if David was the eldest son his father would have been John Kennedy? I just thought it may help me in my searches.
Thanks again
Comment by Allen Lee Haines on June 25, 2010 at 3:26pm
Iain not 100% sure on birth date I have seen several sources from 1898 to 1900 I have Dec 12 but that could be wrong as well Does it say who he was married too

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