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Descendants of James Lennan 1850-1920


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Generation No. 1

JAMES LENNAN (JAMES) was born 1850 in 5 Pitt St. (birthplace yet to be conclusively proved), son of JAMES LENNAN and MARY (again, her name not conclusive), and died 11 Feb 1920 in 52 Francis St., Dublin S. No.2. He married ELLEN DOYLE on 10 Jan 1869 in St. Andrews RC, Dublin S. No.4, born in 1846, daughter of JOHN DOYLE. Ellen died on 14 April 1914 at 52 Francis St.. James was variously recorded as a harness maker/saddler and lived at 13 Pitt St. (Jan 1869), 34 Augier St. (Jul 1869-Oct 1872), 27 Aungier St. (1874-1876), 27 Gloucester St. Lr. (1877-1879), 68 Francis St. (1883), 18 Dean St. (1886), 51 Patrick St. (1888-1889), 39 Patrick St. (1891-1905), 52 Francis St. (1910-1920).


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Children of JAMES LENNAN and ELLEN DOYLE are:

i. JOHN JOSEPH LENNAN, b. 20 Jul 1869, 34 Aungier St., Dublin S.No.3; d. 12 Nov 1922, Dr. Stevens' Hospital, Dublin S.No.1. John Joseph was a saddler/harness maker.

ii. MARY ELLEN LENNAN, b. 30 Jan 1871, 34 Aungier St., Dublin S. No. 3; d. 1906. She married JAMES SCULLY on 17 Sep 1893 in St Nicholas RC Church, Dublin S. No. 2, son of JAMES SCULLY. James was a carpenter and, after Mary Ellen's death in 1906, he married her sister Christina in 1910.

iii. JAMES LENNAN, b. 11 Oct 1872, 34 Aungier St., Dublin S. No. 3; d. abt. 1 Nov 1941. He married ALICIA RYAN on 5 Jan 1905, daughter of THOMAS RYAN, in St. Nicholas RC Dublin S..

iv. WILLIAM LENNAN, b. 11 Dec 1874, 57 Aungier St., Dublin S. No. 3; d. 23 Oct 1957 at 11 Rugby Rd. Ranelagh, Dublin S.. He married RACHEL O'DONOHOE, b. 1875, d. 14 Apr 1943 in St. Kevins Hospital, Dublin S., on 2 Oct 1904 in St. Laurence O'Toole RC, Dublin N. No. 1E, daughter of PATRICK DONOHUE. William was a corporation worker.

v. ESTHER LENNAN, b. 18 Nov 1876, 57 Aungier St., Dublin S. No. 3; d. 23 Oct 1877 at 27 Gloucester St. Lr., Dublin N. No. 1.

vi. RICHARD LENNAN, b. QIV 1879 (a male Lennan birth yet to be verified); d. 25 Sept 1917 at the Irish Counties War Hospital, Glasnevin. Richard was a corporal in the Royal Army Service Corps. According to his gravestone he lived at 67 Williamstown and his father was James Lennan.

vii. ESSIE LENNAN, b. 3 Apr 1883, 68 Francis St., Dublin S. No. 3. She married JAMES CLINCH on 23 Oct 1921 at St. Nicholas RC, Dublin S. No. 3.

viii. CHRISTINA LENNAN, b. 26 Dec 1886, 18 Deane St., Dublin S. No. 3. She married JAMES SCULLY on 31 Jul 1910 at St. Nicholas RC, Dublin S. No. 3.

ix. ANNA MARIA LENNAN, b. 11 Jan 1889, 51 Patrick St., Dublin S. No. 3.

x. JANE LENNAN, b. 10 Jul 1891, 39 Patrick St., Dublin S. No. 3; d: abt. 1 May 1892.

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Army Records of John and James Lennan

Images of cover page of official Army short service documents (click on them for a larger image) with details of service in South Africa in the Boer War. Full transcripts of contents are contained in the linked pdf files for John 22K and James 40K. For an offsite image of relevant campaign medals see the Queen's SA medal. For a history of the SA medals and clasps see the South African Military History Society page. For comments on Belfast and other engagements see Arthur Conan Doyle's work and a possibly more objective view from the SA Military History Society Newsletter for Belfast and for Wittebergen. Some pictures of the British army at the time are on the Anglo Boer Museum site, with drawings and other material on a number of other sites elsewhere.



Generation No. 2

JOHN JOSEPH LENNAN (JAMES, JAMES) was born on 20 Jul 1869 in 34 Aungier St., Dublin S. No. 3, and died on 12 Nov 1922, in Dr. Stevens' Hospital, Dublin S. No. 1. He married ELIZABETH HEALY on 3 Oct 1899 in Booterstown, Co. Dublin. She was born in 1873 and died on 11 Oct 1918 in the Hospice, Harolds' Cross, Dublin S.. John Joseph was a saddler/harness maker and served in South Africa with the Ordnance Store Corps during the Boer war.


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Children of JOHN JOSEPH LENNAN and ELIZABETH HEALY are:

i. MARY ELIZABETH LENNAN, b. 09 Jul 1903; m. ERNEST ISLES LEWIS in abt. 1923; d. 14 Jan 1988 3 Essex St., Sanford, York, Maine, USA, buried Oakdale Cemetery, Sanford, ME, USA.

ii. JAMES PATRICK LENNAN, b. 13 Sep 1904, m. GWENDOLINE MYRTLE CARMAN 31 May 1944 in Adelaide, South Australia; d. 24 May 1962 in Mallala, South Australia.

iii. CHRISTINA LENNAN, b. 17 Sep 1906.

iv. JOHN LENNAN, b. 10 Dec 1907, m. AVIS WYNNE; b. 19 Oct 1909 in Australia, who d. 1986, Queensland; on 1 Mar 1952. John d. 11 May 1983 in Queensland, Australia.

v. CHRISTOPHER LENNAN, b. 10 Dec 1907; d. 3 Nov 1929 at SDU, Dublin S. No.1.


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JAMES LENNAN (JAMES, JAMES) was born on 11 Oct 1872 in 34 Aungier St., Dublin S. No. 3. He married ALICIA RYAN, b. 1884; d. Abt. 1 Nov 1941, daughter of THOMAS RYAN; on 5 Jan 1905 at St. Nicholas RC, Dublin S. No. 3. He was a labourer/dealer and served in the Boer War with the Royal Irish Regiment.

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Children of JAMES LENNAN and ALICIA RYAN are:

i. MARY ELLEN LENNAN, b. 11 Oct 1905, 48 Patrick St., Dublin S. No. 3; m. JOHN DALY in 20 May 1934, St. Michan's, Dublin N. No. 2. One daughter b. 1938

ii. STEPHEN LENNAN, b. 5 Feb 1907 at 123 Francis St., Dublin S. No. 1; d. 1 Mar 1907 at same address.

iii. blank LENNAN, b. 9 Jan 1908

iv. CHRISTINA LENNAN, b. 4 Nov 1909 at 106 Francis St., Dublin S. No. 3.

v. LILY LENNAN, b. 20 Nov 1911 at 128 Coombe, Dublin S. No. 3.

vi. JAMES LENNAN, b. 17 Aug 1914 at 39 Patrick St., Dublin S. No. 3; d. 16 Apr 1981 at 241 Dolphin House, Rialto, Dublin S..

vii. ANNIE LENNAN, b. 12 Jul 1916 at 39 Patrick St., Dublin S. No. 3.

viii. KATHLEEN LENNAN, b. 21 Nov 1919 at the Coombe Hospital, Dublin S. No. 3; d. Abt. 1 Feb 1920, Dublin S..

ix. JOSEPH LENNAN, b. 3 Jun 1921 at the Coombe Hospital, Dublin S. No. 3; d. Abt. 1 Mar 1973 in Rathdown.


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WILLIAM LENNAN (JAMES, JAMES) was born on 11 Dec 1874 in 57 Aungier St., Dublin S. No. 3. and d. 23 Oct 1957 at 11 Rugby Rd., Ranelagh, Dublin S.. He married RACHEL O'DONOHOE, b. 1875; d. 14 Apr 1943 at St. Kevins Hospital, Dublin S., daughter of PATRICK DONOHOE, on 2 Oct 1904 at St. Laurence O'Toole RC, Dublin N. No. 1E. He was a labourer/corporation worker.

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Children of WILLIAM LENNAN and RACHEL O'DONOHOE are:

i. JAMES PETER LENNAN, b. 9 Jan 1906, 1 Rainsfort Ave., Dublin S.; d. 8 Dec 1987, Dublin S.. James Peter was a tinsmith/sheet metal worker.

ii. PATRICK LENNAN, b. 1907, Dublin S.; d. 7 Jan 1990 at Beaumount Hospital, Dublin N.. Patrick was a sheet metal worker.


Generation No. 3

MARY ELIZABETH LENNAN (JOHN JOSEPH, JAMES, JAMES), was born on 9 Jul 1903; she married ERNEST ISLES LEWIS in abt. 1923; and died on 14 Jan 1988 at 3 Essex St., Sanford, York, Maine. She is buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Sanford, ME, USA.

Children of MARY ELISABETH LENNAN and ERNEST LEWIS are:

ERNEST JAMES LEWIS, b. 3 Feb 1925 m. MARJORIE ELIZABETH KENNEY; b. 11 Jun 1926 ; on 10 May 1947. He d. Abt. 15 Feb 1972, in Roselle Park, New Jersey, USA. Ernest and Marjorie Elizabeth had 6 children (5 sons and one daughter - Christopher, Gregory, Douglas, Timothy, Edward, Margaret).

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JAMES PATRICK LENNAN (JOHN JOSEPH, JAMES, JAMES), b. 13 Sep 1904, m. GWENDOLINE MYRTLE CARMAN 31 May 1944 in Adelaide, South Australia; d. 24 May 1962 in Mallala, South Australia.

Children of JAMES PATRICK LENNAN and GWENDOLINE CARMAN are:

i. son, b. 8 Jun 1943, two daughters.

ii. daughter, b. 10 Jun 1944; three daughters, one son.

iii. daughter, b. 29 Jul 1945; one son, one daughter.

iv. daughter, b. 29 Jul 1945; three daughters.

v. daughter, b. 12 Aug 1947.

vi. son, b. 13 Sep 1948; one son, one daughter.

vii. daughter b. 1 Feb 1950; two daughters.

viii. daughter, b. 31 Jan 1952; one daughter.

ix. daughter, b. 31 Jan 1952; two daughters.

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JOHN LENNAN (JOHN JOSEPH, JAMES, JAMES), b. 10 Dec 1907; m. AVIS WYNNE b. 19 Oct 1909 in Australia; d. 1986, Queensland, on 1 Mar 1952, d. 11 May 1983 in Queensland, Australia.  

Children of JOHN LENNAN and AVIS WYNNE are:

i. daughter b. 6 Apr 1953

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JAMES PETER LENNAN (WILLIAM, JAMES, JAMES), b. 9 Jan 1906, 1 Rainsfort Ave., Dublin S.; d. 8 Dec 1987, Dublin S. He married MURPHY on 3 Aug 1931. James Peter was a tinsmith/sheet metal worker.

Children of JAMES PETER LENNAN and MURPHY are:


i. daughter, b. 2 Jul 1933.

ii. daughter, b. 16 Dec 1937.

iii. daughter, b. 19 Nov 1939.

iv. daughter, b. 3 Jan 1943.

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PATRICK LENNAN (WILLIAM, JAMES, JAMES), b. 1907, Dublin S.; m. JORDAN 3 Aug 1931, d. 7 Jan 1990 at Beaumount Hospital, Dublin N.. Patrick was a sheet metal worker.

Children of PATRICK LENNAN and JORDAN are:


i. daughter, b. 15 Jan 1940, one child.

ii. son, b. 14 Apr 1944, unmarried.

iii. son, b. 16 Oct 1945, three daughters.



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