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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 Iain Kennedy on June 25, 2010 at 2:40pm
Allen, what is the source of the information about his birthdate and place, presumably not from a birth certificate? There are several Kennedys who signed the WW1 draft at Council Bluffs and they include a William Grant Kennedy born 13 Dec 1899.
Comment by Allen Lee Haines on June 25, 2010 at 12:36pm
William (Bill) Grant Kennedy was born in Council Bluffs Iowa in 1898 and Died in Los Angeles Co. CA. 1965 That is all the info I have. And he was Married to Caroline M. Crane Born in 1901 in Council Bluffs Iowa and Died in Los Angeles Co. Ca. 1960 Anybody with any info William Grant Kennedy like his parents and so on.
Comment by Iain Kennedy on June 25, 2010 at 12:28pm
They aren't in the Glasgow PO directories as I predicted, I didn't get around to the other lookup (yet).
There isn't a methodology to solving the Irish connection problem and the odds are against it that early, it depends how much effort and time you are prepared to put in. If it was me I would start with the Kirk session records, landowners records (you can get the list of heritors from the Statistical account of the parish), also examine the other Irish immigrants in the parish and build up a picture of where they were coming from. Looks like a mixture of places to me. The minister's wife was Irish and you can get her details from the Scottish Fasti entry for her husband, looks like she was from Dublin. In all probability David Kennedy as a name is most likely from Antrim or Down but I wouldn't rule out other counties as there were Presbyterian and CoI Kennedys sprinkled all over the country.

Comment by Chris Chapman-Taylor on June 25, 2010 at 6:26am
Hello Iain, I have spoken to you before about my "elusive" Kennedy ancestors from Gargunnock and Barony, it appears my ggg grandfather David Kennedy was born in Ireland. I have searched all the sites I can think of and have been told it helps if you have an area in Ireland that you know your ancestor was from, could you tell me how I can find out some information to help me get kick started. You were also looking into some details for me after you queried my line just wondering if you remember me and if you found anything out?
Chris Chapman-Taylor
Comment by Iain Kennedy on May 6, 2010 at 1:32am
Anthony, have resent to the incoming email address you contacted me with on 5th. Let me know if it doesn't arrive.
Comment by Anthony Percy on May 5, 2010 at 6:41am
Hi Iain,
Looks like I never got the email... could you resend???
regards AP
Comment by Iain Kennedy on May 4, 2010 at 3:17pm
Anthony, I emailed you back on the 5th April confirming receipt and acknowledgment of the correction to this tree, and telling you about the lead to Australia via the other line - if you didn't get it let me know and I will resend


Comment by Anthony Percy on May 3, 2010 at 6:25am
Hi Iain,
Any feedback???
Comment by Anthony Percy on April 4, 2010 at 9:06pm
Hi Ian,
Included my post here for anyone following the thread...
I have attached Alex Kennedys death cert as requested....
My genelogical reasoning is a follows,
1. Found 1841 census record of Alex and Grace living in Ballechin, note they had a duaghter called "vase". Check census image to see it is Vere or Vear.Possible Alex's mother are grandmother firstname?
2. Found 1851,1861 census records with "matching" children stil in Logeriat, now farmer of 12 acres at Haugh
3. Found 1871 census record with Alex living in Auchtergaven with limited "matching" children, now farmer of 100 acres at Klschudrie. Looks like he bought at bigger farm at Auchtergaven
4. Found 1881 census record, Alex is now at Prieston Road, Auchtergaven as a retired farmer with Christina still living with him.
5. Found death cert for Alex 4 June 1886 at Auchtergaven, grand daughter as per 1881 census is witness, shows Grace Robertson as wife etc...

Have a look at the attachments,
What do you think???


Comment by Iain Kennedy on April 4, 2010 at 10:43am
Anthony, that's a different parentage from what I have, if you have a copy of the image of Alex's death cert and could email it me at I would be most grateful (don't post it here if its crown copyright). Then I can comment further. I have over one hundred Alex K death certs but not that one!

cheers, Iain K

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