Seeking identity of the PARENTS of Samuel JESSOP, born 4 October 1817 in Ireland. He attended school in Ireland and it is believed that he had ties in County Offaly, although this has not yet been proven. No information on his father’s given name has been confirmed. His mother’s name may have been Mary Wilde, although there have been no sources found to confirm this.
The only known sibling is his sister Isea JESSOP who married BRADSHAW.
Samuel immigrated to America before 1843.
He married Hannah DODDS in 1843 and they had two children,
Elizabeth Mary JESSOP
After his wife’s death he was remarried to Anne SEXSMITH in 1850 and they had seven children;
Caroline Melissa JESSOP
Susan Penrose JESSOP
Frances Anne Hazelin JESSOP
Walter George JESSOP
Margaret Ann JESSOP
Samuel lived in Cayuga, Haldimand County, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and then later in Dunnville, Monck, Ontario, Canada. He died 18 October 1905 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is buried in Prospect Cemetery in Toronto. There has been no record of his parents’ residence found nor any evidence that they immigrated.
O Dempsey; Their territory in the twelfth century, roughly between Geashill and Kildare was known as Maol Ugra (Clanmaliere). They were known to be patrons of religion, as when Dermot Dempsey founded the Cistercian Abbey in Monastrevin.
O Molloy; The name in Irish is O Maolmuidh, and they were the chieftains of the territory of Fir Ceall. They are descendants of Maolmuidh and were firsr mentioned in the Annals in the year 920A.D. Important branches of the family lived at Broughall, Aghadonagh, Clonbela, Rathlihen, Ballycowan.
Mc Coghlan; This strong dynasty has castles at Garrycastle, Cloghan, Clononey, Tougher, Liscloney, Esker, Fadden, Coole and Banagher. Thomas Mc Caughlan, ruled his land with a rod of iron and was described as a handsome man, gallant, eccentric, proud, satirical and hospitable.