CASHMAN, Denis

CASHMAN, Denis

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  • Name CASHMAN, Denis  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1790  , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Dennis Cashman 
    007 1826 Denis CashmanTithe Applotment p1
    007 1826 Denis CashmanTithe Applotment p1
    The Valuation and tithe composition of Donoghmore Parish Diocese of Cloyne, Revd. Thomas Kenny, Rector, Revd. William R. Townsend and WIlliam Crooke, Commissioners; Amount of composition 1100.0.0 pounds per Annum commencing Nov. the first, 1826
    007 1826 Denis Cashman Tithe Applotment p2
    007 1826 Denis Cashman Tithe Applotment p2
    Pluckanes, Thos. G. French, Esq.; No. 406  John and Denis Cashman; 56 acres, 2 roods, 0 perches; Rate per Acre: 10 p; Amt of value: 28 pounds, 5 shillings, 0 pence
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    • BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH of DENIS CASHMAN:

      Denis Cashman was most likely born in the late 1700's. He married Johanna Herlighy before 1817. They had at least seven children together, seven of which have baptismal records in the Register of Donaghmore Parish, Cork, Ireland. Those seven children were John born 5 January 1817 (sponsors Cornelius Herlighy and Julia McCarthy), Denis born 1 March 1821 (sponsors Cornelius Hanigan and Mary Reardon), Mary born 4 April 1823 (sponsors Michael Herlighy and Julia Shea), Cornelius born 20 April 1828 (sponsors John Cashman and Johanna Kellher), Timothy Cashman born 23 November 1830 (sponsors Johanna Connor and John Connor) died 6 July 1857 in South Scituate MA, and John Cashman b. 30 August 1833 (sponsors John Cashman and Mary Cashman). A baptismal record for their son James Cashman has not been found but James's naturalization records state he was born in North Pluckanes, Donaghmore, Cork, Ireland on 2 Feb 1820 and his death record states his parents as Denis Cashman and Hannah. The Tithe Applotment Book for Donaghmore Parish in the Diocese of Cloyne, lists John and Denis Cashman renting 56.5 acres in Pluckanes townland from a Thomas G. French Esquire in 1826. It is not known when or where Johanna and Denis died.

      The Strong Farmer

      According to one definition, a "strong farmer" was a tenant who leased 30 acres or more from the landlord. By that definition, Denis Cashman would have been considered a "strong farmer" even if he shared the lease with John Cashman.

      "Paintings of prosperous farmhouses, occupied by so-called strong farmers, were created by artists like John George Mulvany and Tom Semple in the 1830s and by Aloysius O'Kelly and Margaret Allen in the decades after mid-century. These images depict homes of tenants who may have occupied substantial rental holdings. We see evidence of multi-roomed and two-storied dwellings, plentiful food, paved (non-earthen) floors, carefully crafted furnishings, ample utensils and crockery, and of costly items such as glass windows, mirrors, or wax candlesticks. Such details counter widespread misperceptions that all Irish tenants lived in poverty. Yet the Irish images depicting comfortable tenant farmers convey little sense of the abundance, even opulence, apparent in many seventeenth-century Dutch genre paintings that influenced nineteenth-century artists. Operating within a land system denying security of tenure, even prosperous Irish farmers might have been wary of improving the appearance of their households for fear of rent increases and subsequent threats of eviction." [Source credit: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/rural-ireland/popup2.html]

      Bunkilla
      According to a Griffith's Valuation perambulation book dated September 5, 1850, Denis Cashman held four lots in the townland of Bunkilla totalling 47 acres 2 roods and 33 perches (47.70625 acres). These lots were variably described as "kind cold rushy pasture", "kind tillage and pasture, part exposed steep and worn", "steep, uneven, poor slaty soil, exposed." Structures upon the land at the time included a house, outbuildings, an unoccupied house and a vacant house. The total value of the holding was estimated to be 26 pounds, 2 shillings and 6 pence. Some time after the townland was perambulated by the estimator, all the immediate lessors of the townland, including Denis Cashman, were evicted and turned out by the head landlord, Henry Wise Esq., who owned the entire Townland. He threw down some of the tenants houses. Some of the tenants were promised their land again. We have no way of knowing whether or not Denis was one of the lucky ones. [4]
    • (Research):(a) The perambulation book in the Land Valuation Office shows Denis Cashman among the evicted tentants of Donoughmore. In 1850, one Denis Cashman held a house on Lackenshoneen in Carrigrohane Beg (Catholic Inniscarra parish). Searches in the Valuation office cancellation books showed Denis as the listed occupier until 1897 when he was replaced by one, William Flynn. This makes it unlikely that he was Denis, father of James (b. 1819), but he may have been James's brother, Denis (b. 1821). James' father Denis would have been 96-106 years old by 1896. James' brother, Denis, would have been 76 in 1896. -- Eileen O'Byrne, B.A., B.L., A.P.G.L., 29 Oct 2001

      (b) The Lackenshoneen record states that Denis lived in a house leased from Benjamin Cross on land leased by Benjamin Cross from Philip Cross.

      (c) Some unsourced reports list another child, Jeremiah (Darby), but no records have been found to support the existence of this person. - Donna J. Goldstein, 18 Mar 2014

      (d) I went to an exhibit called "Rural Ireland" at the McMullen Museum at Boston College. Among the many things that interested me was a reference to "strong farmers" -- a term I hadn't come across before but have since researched. As usual, there are varying definitions. One source says that a "strong farmer" was one who leased 30 acres or more. In that case, even if Denis and John Cashman were co-tenants, Denis would probably have been considered a "strong farmer." Another thing that struck me was a painting of a "strong farmer" sitting on a bench outside his landlord's office waiting to pay the rent -- someone who must have been very like Denis. This painting shows every detail of the man's clothing: vest, trousers, boots, etc. -- Sarah Evans, April 2012

      (e) One of Jay's AncestryDNA matches, epsullivan, contacted JayCashman with a link to a possible baptismal record for James c. 1819. They theorize that Denis had a brother named John who was married to Margaret Connor and had a daughter named Johanna. In support of the theory, a Denis Cashman and a Johannah Herlihy were, separately, sponsors at the baptisms of two of John and Margaret's children. Ancestry user epsullivan is calculated by DNA analysis as a possible 5th to 8th cousin.

      (f) The 1876 Land Owners in Ireland list (available at https://www.failteromhat.com/lo1876.htm) lists the following Cashmans who had a least one acre of land:
      Denis Cashman | Killydonohoe, Glountane | 72 acres 1 roods  25 perches | valued at 57 pounds 15 shillings
      Ellen Cashman | Killydonohoe Glountane | 48 a 2 r 25 p | 36-5
      John Cashman | Ballinvinny, Riverstown | 68 a 0 r 10 p | 19-0
      Michael Cashman | Riverstown, Riverstown | 93-0-20 | 83-0
      William Cashman | Crushyviree, Riverstown | 235-1-20 | 159-5
      William Cashman | Rathfilods, Riverstown | 301-0-30 | 188-10

      (g) According to the Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885 at FindMyPast, there was a Denis Cashman living in Dromboy South in 1851.
    • (Medical):Denis Cashman was listed as having died at age 72 on an insurance application filled out by his grandson, John Cashman, in 1887. (NOTE: John listed the same age of death for all 4 grandparents)

      Denis Cashman was listed as having died at age 75 on an insurance application filled out by his grandson, William Cashman, in 1891.

      Denis Cashman was listed as having died at age 70 on an insurance application filled out by his granddaughter, Julia Cashman Riordan, in 1895.

      Denis Cashman was listed as having died at age 55 on an insurance application filled out by his granddaughter, Catherine Cashman McIntyre, in 1898.

    Spouse HERLIHY, Johanna,   b. , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. CASHMAN, John,   b. Abt 1817, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. CASHMAN, James,   b. 2 Feb 1820, Pluckanes North, Donaghmore, Co. Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1879, Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. CASHMAN, Denis,   b. Abt 1821, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. CASHMAN, Mary,   b. Abt 1823, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. CASHMAN, Cornelius,   b. Abt 1828, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. CASHMAN, Timothy,   b. Abt 1830, Pluckanes North, Donaghmore, Co. Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1857, Norwell, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     7. CASHMAN, John,   b. Abt 1833, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1790 - , , , Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - CASHMAN, John - Abt 1817 - , , , Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - CASHMAN, James - 2 Feb 1820 - Pluckanes North, Donaghmore, Co. Cork, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - CASHMAN, Denis - Abt 1821 - , , , Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - CASHMAN, Mary - Abt 1823 - , , , Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - CASHMAN, Cornelius - Abt 1828 - , , , Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - CASHMAN, Timothy - Abt 1830 - Pluckanes North, Donaghmore, Co. Cork, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - CASHMAN, John - Abt 1833 - , , , Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    007 1800s Rural Ireland Interior 2
    007 1800s Rural Ireland Interior 2
    This painting from the early 1800s shows what Denis and Johanna's rural Irish kitchen may have looked like. [Photo credit: "Rural Ireland - The Inside Story," edited by Vera Kreilkamp, published by the Boston College McMullen Museum of Art, 2012, page ]
    007 1848 Rural Ireland Interior 1
    007 1848 Rural Ireland Interior 1
    This wedding dance scene, painted circa 1848, shows how the rural Irish would have dressed and celebrated around the time that James and Catherine were wed. [Photo credit: "Rural Ireland - The Inside Story," edited by Vera Kreilkamp, published by the Boston College McMullen Museum of Art, 2012, page 148]
    007 1875 Rural Ireland Interior 3
    007 1875 Rural Ireland Interior 3
    Even the poorest homes in rural Ireland had aesthetic value for those who lived in them. This painting from 1875 shows how people too poor to afford a dresser might stand their few plates on edge on wall shelves for decorative effect. If Denis was not a "strong farmer" perhaps the interior of his home looked more like this.  [Photo credit: "Rural Ireland - The Inside Story," edited by Vera Kreilkamp, published by the Boston College McMullen Museum of Art, 2012, page ]
    007 1880 Portrait of a Strong Farmer
    007 1880 Portrait of a Strong Farmer
    This painting from 1880 depicts a "strong farmer" sitting on a bench outside his landlord's office waiting to pay the rent. While there are varying definitions, one source says that a "strong farmer" was one who leased 30 acres or more. In that case, even if Denis and John Cashman were co-tenants, Denis would probably have been considered a "strong farmer." - Sarah Evans [Photo credit: "Rural Ireland - The Inside Story," edited by Vera Kreilkamp, published by the Boston College McMullen Museum of Art, 2012, page 154]

    Histories
    007 2012 Everyday Life of Denis Cashman and Family
    007 2012 Everyday Life of Denis Cashman and Family
    A look at what life in Ireland might have been like for the family of Denis Cashman and Joanna Herlighy. - S. Evans

    Census
    007 1826 Denis Cashman Tithe Applotment p2
    007 1826 Denis Cashman Tithe Applotment p2
    Pluckanes, Thos. G. French, Esq.; No. 406  John and Denis Cashman; 56 acres, 2 roods, 0 perches; Rate per Acre: 10 p; Amt of value: 28 pounds, 5 shillings, 0 pence
    007 1826 Denis CashmanTithe Applotment p1
    007 1826 Denis CashmanTithe Applotment p1
    The Valuation and tithe composition of Donoghmore Parish Diocese of Cloyne, Revd. Thomas Kenny, Rector, Revd. William R. Townsend and WIlliam Crooke, Commissioners; Amount of composition 1100.0.0 pounds per Annum commencing Nov. the first, 1826
    007 1850 Bunkilla Perambulation Book p154 194 L
    007 1850 Bunkilla Perambulation Book p154 194 L
    007 1850 Bunkilla Perambulation Book p154 194 R
    007 1850 Bunkilla Perambulation Book p154 194 R
    007 unkn Denis Cashman in Bunkilla housebook
    007 unkn Denis Cashman in Bunkilla housebook
    007 1850 Bunkilla Perambulation Book abstract
    007 1850 Bunkilla Perambulation Book abstract

    Land Records
    007 unkn Denis Cashman description of lots
    007 unkn Denis Cashman description of lots

    Maps
    006 2012 Event Locations for Dennis and James
    006 2012 Event Locations for Dennis and James
    This map highlights the locations of various events in the lives of Dennis and James Cashman. Placenames circled in red indicate  places where documented events occured. From top to bottom: *   Pluckanes North - 1820 birthplace of James Cashman, 1826 residence of Denis Cashman   *   Bunkilla - 1849 residence of Denis Cashman   * Lisladeen - residence of James Cashman, Cloghroe - location of church where James Cashman's first three children were baptized   * Coachford - location of church where James Cashman was married   * Lackenshoneen - possible 1852 residence of Denis Cashman.
    007 unkn Bunkilla Donaghmore Cork IRL
    007 unkn Bunkilla Donaghmore Cork IRL

    Vital Records
    007 1817 John Cashman baptism record
    007 1817 John Cashman baptism record
    Name: John Cashman; Date of Baptism/Birth: 01-May-1817; Address: ; Parish/District: DONOUGHMORE; Gender: Male; County: Co. Cork; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Father: Denis Cashman; Mother: Johanna Herlihy; Occupation: ; Sponsor 1/Informant 1: Cornelius Herlihy; Sponsor 2/Informant 2: Julia McCarthy
    007 1821 Denis Cashman baptism record
    007 1821 Denis Cashman baptism record
    Name: Denis Cashman; Date of Baptism/Birth: 01-Mar-1821; Address: ; Parish/District: DONOUGHMORE; Gender: Male; County: Co. Cork; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Father: Denis Cashman; Mother: Johanna Herlehy; Occupation: ; Sponsor 1/Informant 1: Cornelius Hanigan; Sponsor 2/Informant 2: Mary Reardan; Notes: date is illegible
    007 1823 Mary Cashman baptism record
    007 1823 Mary Cashman baptism record
    Name: Mary Cashman; Date of Baptism/Birth: 04-Apr-1823; Address: ; Parish/District: DONOUGHMORE; Gender: Feale; County: Co. Cork; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Father: Denis Cashman; Mother: Johanna Hirlehy; Occupation: ; Sponsor 1/Informant 1: Michael Herlihy; Sponsor 2/Informant 2: Julia Shea
    007 1828 Cornelius Cashman baptism record
    007 1828 Cornelius Cashman baptism record
    Name: Cornelius Cashman; Date of Baptism/Birth: 20-Apr-1828; Address: ; Parish/District: DONOUGHMORE; Gender: Male; County: Co. Cork; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Father: Denis Cashman; Mother: Johanna Herlihy; Occupation: ; Sponsor 1/Informant 1: John Cashman; Sponsor 2/Informant 2: Johanna Keliher
    007 1833 John Cashman baptism record
    007 1833 John Cashman baptism record
    Name: John Cashman; Date of Baptism/Birth: 30-Aug-1833; Address:Placanes; Parish/District: DONOUGHMORE; Gender: Male; County: Co. Cork; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Father: Denis Cashman; Mother: Johanna Hearlihy; Occupation: ; Sponsor 1/Informant 1: John Cashman; Sponsor 2/Informant 2: Mary Cashman

  • Sources 
    1. [S313] Ireland - Church Baptism Records on RootsIreland, RootsIreland, Denis Cashman, Donoughmore, Co. Cork (Reliability: 3).
      007 1821 Denis Cashman baptism record
      007 1821 Denis Cashman baptism record
      Name: Denis Cashman; Date of Baptism/Birth: 01-Mar-1821; Address: ; Parish/District: DONOUGHMORE; Gender: Male; County: Co. Cork; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Father: Denis Cashman; Mother: Johanna Herlehy; Occupation: ; Sponsor 1/Informant 1: Cornelius Hanigan; Sponsor 2/Informant 2: Mary Reardan; Notes: date is illegible


    2. [S313] Ireland - Church Baptism Records on RootsIreland, RootsIreland, John Cashman, Donoughmore, Co. Cork (Reliability: 3).
      007 1817 John Cashman baptism record
      007 1817 John Cashman baptism record
      Name: John Cashman; Date of Baptism/Birth: 01-May-1817; Address: ; Parish/District: DONOUGHMORE; Gender: Male; County: Co. Cork; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Father: Denis Cashman; Mother: Johanna Herlihy; Occupation: ; Sponsor 1/Informant 1: Cornelius Herlihy; Sponsor 2/Informant 2: Julia McCarthy


    3. [S313] Ireland - Church Baptism Records on RootsIreland, RootsIreland, Cornelius Cashman, Donoughmore, Co. Cork (Reliability: 3).
      007 1828 Cornelius Cashman baptism record
      007 1828 Cornelius Cashman baptism record
      Name: Cornelius Cashman; Date of Baptism/Birth: 20-Apr-1828; Address: ; Parish/District: DONOUGHMORE; Gender: Male; County: Co. Cork; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Father: Denis Cashman; Mother: Johanna Herlihy; Occupation: ; Sponsor 1/Informant 1: John Cashman; Sponsor 2/Informant 2: Johanna Keliher


    4. [S315] Ireland - Rural Ireland, The Inside Story web site, McMullen Museum, Boston College, (http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/rural-ireland/), http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/rural-ireland/popup2.html : accessed 19 Mar 2014 (Reliability: 3).