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About THE REDMOND FAMILY TREE TARA HILL.
I AM NOW ADDING SOME STORIES OF THE REDMOND FAMILY  AT THE END OF THE PAGE UNDER STORIES PLEASE  ENJOY. WELCOME TO MY  REDMOND TREE
 This family tree is being compiled by Elizabeth  Noeleen Comiskey  granddaughter of Elizabeth  Reid 
 nee Redmond,and Tony Redmond
 Much effort has been put into making the site as accurate as possible, we welcome corrections.

The name REDMOND derives from the old french name Ramond or Raimud. The first recorded Raymond  in Ireland was in the Domesday  book as Alexander Raymond in 1170. They were granted land by  Strongbow Earl of Pembroke during the Anglo Norman invasion in 1172 in Wexford. The Redmond  family 
 built the original Redmond hall in 1350 about the time of the black death. It replaced their  original castle at Houseland near Portersgate on the Wexford Peninsula.

I was told he was a very fine carpenter.He lived at Tara Hill Kildermot where he was a tenant of Lord Courtown.

His land consisted of 2 acres 1 rod and 40 perches on which was built a small house and  workshop 
 where I guess his carpentry work was carried out.  I 
 have in my possession a very old Library chair made by him sometime in the 1800.

Last week, Tony and myself went to Trinity College to look at Lord Courtown's Estate papers. In July 1870,Spencer (Lord Courtown's agent) reports to Micheal Redmond that he's building a  room
  at back of the house for him as a workshop. The building began July 12, 1870. Michael was  advanced
  £7 pounds to assist him in building his workshop for which he is to pay 10 shillings a year  additional rent.

It seems that Micheal was the estate carpenter, looking after all the repairs to tenants houses  on 
 the Estate.In 1865 Michael Redmond was ordered to make a door for Rose McDonald. On  5th  February 
 1864 Micheal was ordered to get timber from Mr Reynolds to make door and door frame for a  tenant.

On 19 March 1869, Thomas Redmond (the son of the carpenter Michael Redmond) was fined 5  shillings 
 for cutting down trees near Staceys Hollow.This was just a short distance from the house in a  field 
 owned then by William Stacey another tenant of Lord Courtowns.

On 27th April 1882, rents were documented for Michael Redmonds sons - Thomas Redmond in future  to 
 pay 15 shillings per annum and John Redmond in future to pay 15 shillings per annum.

"makes this arrangement which only holds good during his lifetime after his death the land is  to go 
 to John Redmond who holds a deed giving it to him Micheal Redmond tenant John Redmond living  under 
 his roof."

We found a little rent book for Thomas Redmond in Trinity noting his rent as 1/6. some weeks he paid 3/0 some 6/0. On  Aug 6, 1891 it states he is paid up to 28th December 1891.

We also found a document entitled "THE WORKING MEN AT TARA HILL PLANTATION 1838-39" It lists another Thomas Redmond and his son Thomas, both carpenters. We now have to figure out  is 
 this the father of Micheal some more digging required.
   
 So Michael Redmond was our Great Great Grandfather, born 1812. We know that his father was also  called Michael Redmond and his mother Elizabeth Nowlan. Michael and Elizabeth would have been  born 
 around 1770. They had 6 children in total, George (b.1792), James (b.1802), Elizabeth (b.1802),  Patt 
 (b.1805), John (b.1807) and our Great Grandfather, Michael (b.1812)

They were all born at Ballincarrig, Tara Hill, Co. Wexford, with the exception of James who was  born 
 in 1802 in Cullanogue, Castletown, Co. Wexford. This is because his mother, Elizabeth Nowlan,  we 
 think came from Macoyle which is in the Castletown area of Tara Hill.

Our next quest is to find the descendants of all the other brothers of Michael and  Elizabeth,his 
 sister. Like ourselves there has to be lots more Redmonds and descendants out there from this  family. We are also digging to find the birthdates of Elizabeth and Michael, born around 1770  and 
 then onto their parents details.

We met Tommy Redmond today the 16th of July 2013 in Dublin. What a lovely man. Tommy was born  in Mayo and has been living in NJ since 1957. Tommy's father was Andrew Redmond and his Mother  was Mollie Murphy. There were 11 children in the family. Noeleen and I got a lot of new family  information and photos which we will post shortly.

Patricia Redmond from Castlebar, Mayo is daughter of Andy & Dotie. Dotie & Andy formed the  famous
 "Redmond Academy of Irish Dancing" in Castlebar. Tanya Redmond-Morahan danced with Michael  Flatley's 
 "Lord of the Dance" in 1998 aged 17 years.

If anyone would like to help filling in their side of the tree, we would love you to get  involved!
  
 ***New Info..***Yvonne & Joan Redmond met Mary Caron and her son Paul in Ventura,CA this week.  Mary Redmond was born in Castlebar and is a sister of twins Tommy & Sheila who live in NY.

** New Info** Jane Redmond nee Rickerby died of an abdominal tumor on 26th April 1913 in Tara  Hill 
 Present at her bed was her son Thomas Redmond of Ballymoney..

**Death occurred today 17th March 2014 of Mary Redmond living in Ventura California and who was  born on 29th July 1927 in Castlebar, Co.Mayo. Widow of Don Caron. Mary's children are Paul ,  Teresa & Loretta. She was sister to Tom & 
 Sheila.  May she rest in peace. Recently Mary & Paul met with Yvonne,Barbara & Joan Redmond. A  lovely Lady. Tony and 
 Elizabeth

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