Mary Sinnott

Mary Sinnott[1, 2]

Female 1895 - 1971  (76 years)

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  • Name Mary Sinnott 
    Born 9 Jan 1895  Carne, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Address:
    Bunarge 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 87C52D9F65BA4E4DB18EC5853DB24CC95F0B 
    Died 2 Jun 1971  Carne, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Address:
    Bunarge 
    Buried 4 Jun 1971  Broadway, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    the Churchtown cemetery 
    00694 Mary Sinnott grave
    00694 Mary Sinnott grave
    00695 Mary Sinnott headstone
    00695 Mary Sinnott headstone
    Person ID I2441  Treefive
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2019 

    Father Nicholas Michael Sinnot,   b. Abt 1838, Carne, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1924, Carne, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Catherine Scallan,   b. Abt Jan 1858, Carne, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1930, Carne, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1893  Tacumshin, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8
    Address:
    Roman Catholic Chapel 
    Family ID F752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    00131 Mary, Michael and Robert Sinnott
    00131 Mary, Michael and Robert Sinnott
    Abt 1905

  • Notes 


    • Mary was the first child of Michael and Catherine (Scallan). She is recorded in the 1901 and 1911 censuses as living at Bunarge with her family.

      Mary Kate Sinnott was a witness to the marriage between Richard White and Ellen Clear in 1910 at the Lady's Island church.

      Mary lived at Bunarge all her life, and did not marry. It appears that she ran the farm most of her adult life, with help in later years from Jim and Dick White.

      At one stage Mary sent some artifacts from Bunarge to put on display at the Enniscorthy Museum. This donation was not recorded and the items cannot be identified.

      Mary Minogue (nee Druhan) remembered Mary Sinnot of Bunarge very well. "She was very friendly with my grandmother Mary Kate Dunbar Druhan. As a child I was facinated by her. She came to Mass on Sundays in a pony and trap and this was driven her farmhand. She was always well dressed."

      Mary Keely (nee Pierce) remembered Mary Sinnott of Bunarge: "She lived approx 1 mile from where we lived, she never married and ran the farm with the help of two elderly brothers: Jim and Dick White. The farm and house (which had a thatched roof) was the 1st on the right, on a narrow road to the left off the main road, leading to Carnsore Point.
      I remember as a child being afraid to go down the road because Mary always had a huge black goat, who seemed to hide behind the ditch and would jump out just as I were passing."

      Mary died in 1971. She was named as "Mary Kate" on her civil registration death entry. In her will, she left all her property to her friend Richard White of Cools, Carne for his life, and after his death to her niece Patricia Mann of Liverpool (daughter of her late brother Robert) and her husband Robert Mann as joint tenants.

      Mary was buried at the Churchtown cemetery, where generations of Sinnotts were buried. According to Michael J. Sinnott, Mary's nephew, it seems likely that Mary was buried in the 1832 grave of her great grandparents Michael and Mary, whose children and grandchildren were buried on either side.

      Michael and Mary's grave originally had an upright flat type of head stone, about 4ft high and 2ft wide, but it is not longer there. When Michael was at Churchtown in 1972 with Dick White, Mary's grave was a narrow pile of dirt about 10 inches high and the length of the grave, much narrower than the grave as seen by Michael and Rex in 2013, with the headstone ( which looked the same as the one that Michael remembered that had the 1832 inscription of Michael and Mary and it was in the same location ) lying at the end closest to the church. There is a good possibility the headstone is still there, but buried below the dirt when it compacted. Most likely it was too heavy for Dick White and his friends to set upright, so they left it there. There is now has a small heart-shaped plaque mounted on an angle (about 30 degrees) reading:
      "Pray for
      Mary Sinnott
      Bunarge
      and
      parents"
      The small plaque was made by Eddie Redmond, a friend of Mary.

  • Sources 
    1. [S248] Biography Sinnott Mary (Abbess Placid Druhan).

    2. [S371] Poem "The Ballad of Kylemore Abbey" by Louis G. Redmond Howard, Poem sent by Pat Mann to Rex Sinnott 15 Dec 1995.

    3. [S747] BIR080 Birth Sinnott, Mary, BIR080.

    4. [S801] DIA018 Diary freeform - Druhan, Mary Ellen (Marie McCarthy, Carlingford, County Louth), DIA018.

    5. [S748] DTH166 Death Sinnott, Mary Kate, DTH166.

    6. [S1223] DTH308 Death notice Sinnott, Mary, DTH308., Mary Sinnott; 3 June 1971; page 25.

    7. [S207] MAR056 Marriage Sinnott, Michael and Scallan, Kate, MAR056.

    8. [S723] MAR115 Marriage Sinnott, Michael and Scallan, Kate, MAR115.