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This part of the Hartigan family is from Salford, UK

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Hartigan Family

Hartigan History


great great grandfather 

Thomas Hartigan
great grandfather  Martin Hartigan (1838-1890)
grandfather  Henry Hartigan (Renshaw) (1878-1943)
father  James Henry Hartigan (1923-2000)
David David Hartigan
Thomas Hartigan of Co. Limerick 
  Martin Hartigan (1838-1890) m (1) Margaret Howe in 1860 at Chorlton (Manchester) and 'm' (2) Margaret Renshaw (formerly Joynt) (1843-1886) c1876. Martin died in a fall in 1890.
    Martin Hartigan (1877-1898) Died when kicked by a horse in Salford
    Henry Hartigan (Renshaw) (1878-1943) m (1) Annie Fullalove in 1905 and (2) Emily Frimston (Dooley) in 1915
      Lily Hartigan (1920)
      James Henry Hartigan (1923-2000) m Olive May McNally (1925-1983) in 1947
        David Hartigan m Hilary Belton in 1984
          Laura Hartigan
    Hannah Hartigan (Hannah/Annie, Renshaw/Hartigan) (1880-) m Sam Cottam in 1906
    Joseph Hartigan (1881-1892) Died in Salford Union Infirmary
    Margaret Elizabeth Hartigan (1884-1885)
    William Hartigan (1885-1885)
  Hannah Hartigan (1842-) m Fergus Kelly in 1872 at St Wilfred's Chapel, Hulme

The Hartigan family (see also Renshaw and Joynt)

Thomas Hartigan is the earliest of the Hartigan family that we can trace at the moment. We only know that he was a farmer from Co Limerick. Going by his children's ages, he could have been born c1800-1820 with a wide margin for error.

Thomas Hartigan had two children, Martin Hartigan and Hannah Hartigan, who were both living in Salford, near where Sainsbury's is now on Regent Road, in 1871. Both children (and there may be other siblings) were born in Ireland and we are not sure when they came to England. At this time Martin Hartigan was married to his first wife Margaret Howe who he had married the year before. His sister, Hannah, would marry Fergus Kelly the following year. We do not know if Thomas Hartigan ever came to England or when he died,

Martin Hartigan was born in Ireland, in 1870 he married Margaret Howe at Chorlton on Medlock (Manchester) in 1870. Margaret died in 187 and by 1877 he appears to be with Margaret Renshaw, née Joynt, at 68 Siever Street, Salford. although he is missing from the 1881 census. Martin and his second partner, Margaret Joynt, had six (known) children.

When Martin Hartigan met Margaret Renshaw she was already widowed and had three children of her own: John Renshaw, Thomas Renshaw and Jane Ann Renshaw. Martin and Margaret had another four children of their own, Martin, Henry, Hannah and Joseph. When the 1881 census was taken it is possible that Martin, who usually worked as a corporation pavior, was working away from home so Margaret conveniently allowed all seven children to be recorded as Renshaws. At this time the family was living at 35 Siever Street, Salford, just south of the present Salford shopping precinct. Margaret and her eldest son John Renshaw (was was 16) were both hawkers, probably fruit and vegetable sellers as her first husband's family were market gardeners in Sale. John Renshaw subsequently owned various green grocery shops in the Ordsall area. However, in 1881 Siever Street was a very rough area and in one contemporary newspaper report it was stated that you dare not walk past the end of Siever Street without being accosted or assaulted! Martin Hartigan died in 1890, aged 50,  when he fell and hit his head on a pavement. His "wife", Margaret Renshaw had died four years earlier in 1886, aged 43, of chronic bronchitis.

Henry Hartigan. According to the Public Record Office and the register of births, deaths and marriages, no Henry Hartigan was ever born. In fact he was recorded as Henry Renshaw but he always took the name of Henry Hartigan. The older brother, Martin, and the two younger siblings, Hannah and Joseph, were always recorded as Hartigans, presumably because their father was present when the births were registered and so they were legally able to take his surname; we can only assume, therefore, that Martin was again working away from home when it was time to register Henry's birth and so Margaret had to register him as a Renshaw.

Henry Hartigan's siblings:

The older brother, Martin Hartigan, was born at Buckingham Street, off Hodge Lane, on 25th January 1877, the son of Martin Hartigan. When he was 14 he was visiting the Ashby family at 55 Markendale Street, Ordsall (both parents having died by this time). On 9th March 1898, when he was 22 and living with his half brother Thomas Renshaw, at 14 Lower Craven Street, Ordsall, Martin was working for a carter, stabling a horse in St James Street, Ordsall, when a noise was heard in the stable. The carter found that the horse had kicked Martin's head. Martin was immediately taken to Salford Royal but could not be saved.

The sister, Hannah Hartigan, is variously recorded as Hannah Hartigan, Hannah Renshaw, Annie Hartigan and Annie Renshaw. Hannah was born in 1880 in Hulme, daughter of Martin Hartigan. In 1891, after her parents had died, she was living with her half sister Jane Ann Renshaw and her husband Patrick Mullaugh at Henry Street, Salford.

The younger brother, Joseph Hartigan, was born at Joseph Street, Ordsall, in 1881 and died in 1891, age 11, at the Union Workhouse on Regent Road, Salford, of TB. His half brother Thomas Renshaw informed the registrar of his death.

Henry Hartigan was born at 68 Siever Street, Salford on 15th September 1878. When he was 11 years old, in 1891, he was living in the St Joseph Certified Industrial School in Ardwick.  Orphaned boys were often sent here to learn a trade. Family history recalls that Henry was working with his brother Martin when Martin was killed by a horse. In 1905 Henry married Annie Fullalove of Salford, at the time he was working as a carter, they do not seem to have had any children. After Annie died, Henry married Emily Frimston, née Dooley (from Stoke-on-Trent). For many years Henry Hartigan lived in Derg Street, Salford before moving to Milford Street, Salford. Henry died in 1943, he had been working as a night watchman, he died of hear problems. Henry's wife, Emily, died in 1966.

Henry Hartigan and Emily Frimston, née Dooley had three children, Lily, Doris and James Henry Hartigan. James Henry Hartigan (Jim), was born  on 9 May 1923 at 50 Derg Street, Salford, he died 23 July 2000.


David's Ancestors

Self Parents Grand1 Grand2 Grand3 Grand4 Grand5 Grand6        
        Thomas Hartigan
      Martin Hartigan
    Henry Hartigan
        Henry Joynt
    Margaret Joynt
  James Henry Hartigan
    Stephen Dooley
    Emily Dooley
      Emily Longdon
David James Hartigan
      Thomas McNally
    James McNally
  Olive May McNally
    Patrick Kenny
    Mary Kenny
      Mary Keating

Please remember that the information on this website is only accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief. If any of the information is relevant to your own research, please double-check the sources.

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