My name is John Stuart Lawlor, welcome to my website, which is divided into sections about my family, my family tree, various photographs, information about the O'Leathlobhair Clan, St. Thomas More reunion photos and various links of interest. Here is a brief history of my family.
I was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, on May 5th, 1946. I attended St. Joseph's infant school, St. Malachy's junior and infants and then St. Thomas More's senior school leaving in July 1961. I married my wife Sheila (nee Johnson) in Halifax, on January 17th 1970, at St Malachy's RC Church, Ovenden, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. We have two children, Martin and Marianne.
My father, John Lawlor, was born in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland in 1914 were he died in 1981. He married my mother, Mary nee Brown, in 1945 who was born in 1922, in Halifax, and passed away 17th May 2014.
My grandfather, John Lawlor, (also known as Kearney, his mothers maiden name), an ex soldier born 1875, in Goresbridge/Paulstown, C. Kilkenny, died in Fermoy 1937. He married Alice (nee Scully), born 1895, in Clondulane, near Fermoy, in 1912 at St. Patrick's Church, Fermoy. Alice died in 1964, in Sunderland, C. Durham, England, Both worked and/or lived in the workhouse in Fermoy which later became St. Patrick's Hospital. Her parents where Dan Scully, b.1840 and Ellen (nee Hanlon). John Lawlor's father, John Lawlor and mother Catherine (nee Kearney), married in 1865, lived in Goresbridge/Paulstown, C. Kilkenny, Ireland, at the time of the wedding, but could have died or moved before 1901 because there are no entries for them on the 1901 or 1911 census returns for that area.
My mothers father, Thomas Brown, (born in Halifax, Yorkshire, in 1895, died in 1968), married Clara (nee Murgatroyd, born in Keighley, Yorkshire, in 1898 and died in 1972) in 1920. His father was called James Brown born in 1862, and married Mary/Sarah ? from Bradford. Clara's parents John Murgatroyd, born 1856 in Padiham and Rose ? born 1858.
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