Crowley Clan News from Around the World

Loretta G. White, Green Valley, AZ, USA:
My great great great grandparents were Jeremiah Crowley (born 1770 and died 1797 in Ireland), and Catherine Leary.

My great great grandparents were Daniel Crowley (born 1825 in Bandon, Ireland and died 1880 in Bantry, Ireland) and Catherine Connelly (born 1829 and died 1900 in Ireland.

My great grandparents were Daniel Crowley (born 2 Jul 1851 in County Cork, Ireland and died 30 Aug 1905) and Ellen Flaherty (born 17 Mar 1856 in Galway, Ireland and died 1 Dec 1910). They were married on 23 May 1880 in Holy Cross Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. Their children were Ellen (Nell) Crowley Morton (born 1881 and died 1916), Anna G. Crowley Carrigan (born 1883 and died 1955), John Crowley (born 1885 and died 1907), Bridget Agnes (Delia) Montgomery (born 25 Jun 1889 and died 25 Oct 1954). Bridget was my grandmother.

Their religion was Catholic. Daniel and Ellen are buried in St. Jospeh Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sunny Crowley, Vacaville, CA, USA

My eldest daughter, Maggi Iris Rose Crowley was married to Tosh Viernez on 12/13/14 at 1500 hours, 16 minutes, and 17 seconds! The wedding was on the beach in Lahaina Maui, where Tosh was born. Maggi was born in Haiku, Maui. They have been together for 11 years, and chuckle at the number line-up on their special day!

Tosh races 3 wheelers on Maui for fun, and his race # is 17! Maggi made her hand bouquet using hand-me-down jewelry pieces from her grandma Sue Crowley, and me. We added flowers. It was very beautiful and unusual. If you are ever on Maui, please drop in to Rock & Brew in Paia. Maggi is the daytime bartender, I think during the week. She loves to meet Crowley's from around the world. Tell her Aloha from her mom, Sunny!

Thomas Crowley, Ohio/Arizona, USA

After three attempts, we finally have copies of the video of the 2013 Crowley Clan Gathering that are compatible with North American DVD standards. James Crowley provided me with addresses for those in North America who ordered them, and I have mailed the 23 DVDs (which Liam Crowley had sent to me in bulk) on January 23rd. Liam is handling the distribution in Europe and all other countries.

Anyone who paid for and does not receive a DVD should contact me or Liam (

Once again, we apologize for the long delay.

Suz Crowley-Riddle, Australia

I am the great granddaughter of James David CROWLEY whose parents were David CROWLY and Catherine MEGHAN believed to have lived in Kilbrittain, Ireland. James (born in 1843) emigrated to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on "Southern Cross" departing Plymouth England and arriving in Australia in January 1868, a labourer, aged 26 years. On the same ship was John Crowley (don't know if he was a relative); he also was from Ireland, 23 years of age and a blacksmith.

No relatives in Australia can give any information on James, only that he threatened to kill his wife if she didn't leave. He offered her 50 pounds to leave so he could bring another woman to live with him. Also, his wife told a judge that James expected his children to fend for themselves from 10 years of age. She called James a lunatic in Court.

Our family has tried for over 40 years to find info on James's parents and siblings. Relatives have been to Ireland, but they come back with nothing. Some say we are related to Daniel and James CROWLEY (brothers), supposedly born in Timoleague, who emigrated from Bandon Ireland in the 1860's. Their parents were David CROWLEY and Honnoria DEASY.

If anyone has any information, I would be eternally grateful.

John Gorski, Chicago, IL, USA

I continue to work on my Crowley Genealogy. My mother is the Crowley. I have a cousin, Michael Crowley, who has just submitted his DNA to the Crowley project and we hope that will help with our research and the research of other Crowley's.

My Crowleys trace back to Lismore, County Waterford. Through the Waterford Heritage Group in Waterford City, we have obtained birth/baptismal records of our branch dating back to 1824.

One of the projects we are working on now is doing our best to connect with some of the Crowley's that still live in Lismore and the surrounding immediate area. We trace back to: Patrick Crowley (? to?) and Mary (O'Keefe) Crowley (1807-1862) who immigrated to the US through Castle Garden, NY and then homesteaded in SW Wisconsin in the towns of Eastman and Seneca, WI. They lived on what is now formally known as Crowley Ridge in Crawford County, Wisconsin.

Patrick does not show on the boat records of their arrival in 1852 so we assume he either passed away before leaving Lismore or at sea.

Children noted in the St. Carthage's records in Lismore include: Patrick b. 1828, Edward b. 1830, John b. 1833, Alice b. 1836, and, Johanna b. 1827.

Maureen Crowley, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada:

The Peterborough Crowleys do it again, St. Patrick's Day Parade 2015.

Peterborough Crowleys

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain