Devin family genealogy

Of the County Clare

Motto: Sursum corda.

THIS sirname (see the "Davin" pedigree, p. 403) is another anglicised form of O'Daimhin, which has been anglicised Devin, Davine, and Devine. In ancient times—down to A.D. 1427, the O'Daimhin family were Chiefs of Tirkennedy; Fiacha O'Daimhin, who is No. 104 on the "Davin" pedigree, was the last lord of Fermanagh of this family. To him succeeded the Maguires, as Princes of Fermanagh. From that county, circa A.D. 1713, James Devine emigrated, and settled near Kilkee, in the county Clare. Commencing with him the pedigree is, as follows:

James Devine (I.) had, besides four daughters, four sons—1. Patrick, 2. James, 3. Martin, 4. Terence.

I. Patrick, of whom presently.

II. James: second son of James, m. and had three sons—1. Patrick, 2. Thomas, 3. Terence; and a daughter Mary, who m. Senan MacDonnell, of Kilmihill, and had two sons and two daughters. These sons were: 1. Michael, living in 1881; 2. Senan, who d. unm.; and one of the two daughters was Mary, who m. and had a family.

I. Patrick: the eldest son of James(II.); m. M'Grath, and had three sons and two daughters. These sons were: 1. Thomas, of Kilmihill; 2. John; 3. Patrick, of Kilmihill: I. This Thomas, of Kilmihill, married Joanna O'Shea, and had a family. II. John, living in Australia, in 1881. III. Patrick, of Kilmihill, m. and also had a family. The two daughters of Patrick were—1. Mary, m. in America, living in 1881; 2. Margaret, m. to Michael O'Connor, of Monemore, and had a family.

II. Thomas: the second son of James (II.); m. Bridget Molony, and had four sons: 1. Patrick, of Kilmihill; 2. James, of Kilmihill; 3. Michael, of Tarmon; 4. Denis, of Kilrush, co. Clare: these four sons, living in 1887.

III. Terence: the third son of James (II.); was accidentally killed when a young man.

III. Martin: the third son of James (I.); of him nothing is now known.

IV. Terence: the fourth son of James (I.); m. and had two sons: 1. James;. and 2. Michael, of Killard.

I. This James was m. to — Kean, and had sons and daughters, living in 1880 in Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A.

II. Michael, of Killard (living in 1881), m. Kate Talty, and had one son—John, of Killard; and three daughters—1. Mary, 2. Bridget, 3. Kate. This John of Killard, m. B. Clancy, and had a family.

2. Patrick: eldest son of James (I.); m. and had two sons and two daughters: the sons were—1. John, 2. Patrick; and the daughters were—1. Mary, 2. Norah.

I. This John, of whom presently.

II. Patrick: second son of Patrick (2); married Margaret Kean, and had four sons and one daughter: the sons were—1. Thomas, who d. in 1878; 2. Michael; 3. James; 4. John. The daughter was Bridget—all of this family living in 1887 in the United States, America.

3. John, of Corbally, Kilkee: son of Patrick (2); m. Mary MacGreen, and had three sons and four daughters. The sons were—1. Michael, who died in infancy; 2. Michael-John, of whom presently; 3. Patrick, who d. in infancy. The daughters were—1. Kate, who d. in Iowa, United States, America, in 1861; 2. Mary; 3. Bridget; 4. Norah, unm. in 1887. This Kate was twice m.; first, to Patrick Keane, of Kilkee, co. Clare, but by him had no issue. Her second husband was John Costello, Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A., by whom she had two sons and two daughters. This Mary, the second daughter of John (3), m. Martin Hennessy, of Iowa, and had one daughter, Bridget-Fanny, living in 1887. And John's daughter, Bridget, m. Patrick Hennessy, of Davenport, Iowa, and had a son, William, and two daughters, Bridget and Norah—all living in 1887.

4. Michael-John Devine (living in 1887), of Kilkee, co. Clare: son of John; on 29th July, 1868, m. Fanny-Mary, eldest dau. of John O'Hart, of Dublin, the Writer of this Work, and has had—1. Kathleen, who d. in infancy; 2. John Francis, who also d. in infancy; 3. Mary-Elizabeth; 4. John-Patrick; 5. Kathleen; 6. Fanny; 7. Laura; 8. Elizabeth; 9. Herbert; 10. Francis; 11. Patrick.

5. John-Patrick Devine: his son; b. 16th March, 1874, and living in 1887.