Thomas Bernard of Carlow (Son of William and Mary)

Bryan O'Brien of Garryhill died in 1763.  No further information about his birth or marriage has been found.  He is known to have had at least three children. The eldest being born about 1721. It is thefore surmised that Bryan O'Brien would have been marraied about  1720 at the age of about 25 meaning his birth year was probably circa 1695. I have not found any records of other O'Briens in Co Carlow, although there were O'Briens in Co Carlow in the 1300s I have not been able to link them to the O'Briens in the 1700s.

Bryan O'Brien's children:
  • a daughter (no information)
  • Catherine O'Brien 1721-1804. Married Francis Dillon  who was the second son of Thomas Dillon of Park. He died intestate on 13th Nov. 1780 from a fall off his horse when out hunting. Catherine (O'Brien) Dillon was granted a Bishop's lease of Old Leighlin on 30 Jan. 1802. She died aged 82 on 23 March 1804 (will dated 16 Feb. 1802, proved 16 June 1804) and was buried in a vault in Carlow Church on 25 March.They had three sons:
    • Edward Dillon,
    • James Dillon, died unmarried
    • Francis Dillon (Married Catherine O'Brien) .

  • John Perkins O’Brien.  Born about 1725 in Garryhill, Co Carlow. Attended Ballitore School.  No record of a marriage. He was appointed Church Warden of Dunlecky Parish Church in 1792 and died after 1794. Described in the marriage settlement for Anne O'Brien and Thomas Bernard as "the older brother of Arthur O'Brien"

  • JPO1
Source: Journal for the Year 1888-91
  • Arthur O'Brien. Born about 1730 died 27th March 1780. He married Mary Perkins of Ballintrane in 1767. He was a Church Warden of Dunlecky Parish Church in 1780.  Arthur and Mary had at least two children:
    • Anne O'Brien, probably born circa 1772, married Thomas Bernard in 1790 (1)
    • Catherine O'Brien (descibed as second daughter, at the time of her marriage) b. about 1775 married in 1795 Francis Dillon b. 1760, of Garryhill . No children.  Francis was the 3rd son of Francis Dillon and Catherine O'Brien (sister of Arthur O'Brien)  (2)
Registry of Deeds: Vol #, Page #, Memorial #
(1)   Memorial 443/174/285665 Image # 383
(2)   Memorial  498/310/319081    Image# 400
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