Kevin J. O'Brien in Killernan Graveyard, County Clare, Ireland June 1981

Kevin J. O'Brien in Killernan Graveyard, County Clare, Ireland June 1981
Kevin J. O'Brien in Killernan Graveyard, County Clare, Ireland June 1981

James O'Brien, "Civil Bill Officer", Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland

Can anyone tell me what a "Civil Bill Officer" is ?

James O'Brien 1826-1887 of Miltown Malbay was listed as a "Civil Bill Officer" on his death record.

This occupation title was also listed on his wife's Kate Moloney O'Brien's death record in 1879 " Wife of Civil Bill Officer"; son, James O'Brien's death record 1889 "son of Civil Bill Officer" and daughter, Kate O'Brien's death record 1870 "child of Civil Bill Officer".

James O'Brien's father, Malachy O'Brien of Main Street, Miltown Malbay listed in the 1893 Kilfarboy Parish Census was reportedly a "tax collector" in Miltown Malbay and not entirely popular among local populace.

I would be interested to know what this job did and how would some one get into this position. May this position have been handed down from James O'Brien's father, Malachy O'Brien?

If anyone is familiar with this family I would be interested knowing whatever happened to the children of James and Kate O'Brien


 
 
Descendants of Malachy O'Brien
of Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland



Generation 1

 

1.      MALACHY1 O'BRIEN was born in County Clare, Ireland. He died after 1839 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. He married BRIDGET GRIFFIN. She died before 1839 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.

 
1839 Parish Census for Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland
Malachy O'Brien and 3 children Margaret, Ellen & James
1825 Tithe Applotment Book for Leagard, Miltown Malbay, Parish of Kilfarboy



 
Malachy O'Brien and Bridget Griffin had the following children:

 

2.               i. JAMES2 O'BRIEN was born in 1826 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. He died on 23 Oct 1887 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. He married CATHERINE MOLONEY. She was born about 1835. She died on 23 May 1870 in Clonmoney, Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.

 

3.               ii. MARGARET O'BRIEN was born on 11 Jun 1818 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. She died on 06 Jun 1896 in Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, USA (Age at Death: 78). She married Timothy O'Connell Sr in 1840 in Ireland. He was born on 15 Aug 1818 in Ireland. He died on 22 Mar 1903 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA (Age: 85).

 

 

iii.      ELLEN O'BRIEN was born in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.



Generation 2

 

2.      JAMES2 O'BRIEN (Malachy1) was born in 1826 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. He died on 23 Oct 1887 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. He married CATHERINE MOLONEY. She was born about 1835. She died on 23 May 1870 in Clonmoney, Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.
Death Record for James O'Brien
 
 
Death Record for Kate Moloney O'Brien

 

James O'Brien and Catherine Moloney had the following children:

 

i.        MARY3 O'BRIEN was born on 30 Jul 1864 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.

 

ii.       MICHAEL O'BRIEN was born on 20 Oct 1867.

 

iii.      JOHN O'BRIEN was born on 23 Sep 1859 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.

 

iv.      MALACHY O'BRIEN was born on 06 Jul 1862 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.

 

v.       CATHERINE O'BRIEN was born on 07 May 1870. She died on 27 Jun 1870 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.
Death Record for Kate O'Brien
 

 

vi.      JAMES O'BRIEN was born on 27 Jan 1866 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. He died on 07 Feb 1889 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.
Death Record for James O'Brien
 

 

vii.     BRIDGET O'BRIEN was born on 09 May 1860 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.

 

3.      MARGARET2 O'BRIEN (Malachy1) was born on 11 Jun 1818 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. She died on 06 Jun 1896 in Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, USA (Age at Death: 78). She married Timothy O'Connell Sr in 1840 in Ireland. He was born on 15 Aug 1818 in Ireland. He died on 22 Mar 1903 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA (Age: 85).

 
Margaret O'Brien & Timothy O'Connell

Timothy O'Connell Sr and Margaret O'Brien had the following children:

 

i.        ELLEN3 O'CONNELL was born on 14 Nov 1852 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. She died on 03 Mar 1927 in Cass, Missouri, USA.

 

ii.       TIMOTHY O'CONNELL JR was born in Apr 1856 in Virginia. He died in 1919 in Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, USA.
 
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Please contact: Kevin J. O'Brien, Buffalo, NY if  you are descended from this family or know of this O'Brien Family.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! Wonderful site you have! I've come across that term civil bill officer before, and I don't know either- but I will let you know if I find anything. I was wondering where you got the above documents? My 4x ggrandparents were from Kilmurry-Ibrickane and married 1858 in Milltown Malbay, is why I ask. Nugents and McKnights. If you already posted the answer I apologize- you've got a ton of info here and I'm just now digging into it. My own O'Briens are from Kilkenny, but if you have any interest in them I'd be glad to send you anything I've got. Thanks and best of luck, Lindsey Donivan.

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