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Reputed Origin of the Family Name of MOLLOY

Molloy or O'Molloy is an Irish surname, anglicised from O Maolmhuaidh, maolmhuadh meaning 'Proud Chieftain'.

They were part of the southern Ui Neill, the southern branch of the large tribal grouping claiming descent from Niall of the Nine Hostages, the fifth-century king who supposedly kidnapped St Patrick to Ireland.

They held power over a large part of what is now Co Offaly, where the surname is still very common.

A second family were the O Maoil Aodha, 'descendant of the devoteee of (St) Aodh', from maol, literally 'bald', a reference to the distinctive tonsure sported by early Irish monks.

As well as Molloy, this surname has also been anglicised as Mulloy, Malloy, Maloy, 'Miley' and 'Millea'.

The name arose in east Connacht, in the Roscommon/east Galway region, and remains numerous there today.

Marriage of my maternal greatgreatgrandparents Reputed Origin of the Family Name of DODDS


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Birth of my maternal grandfather William Dodds

Burial record of my Greatgrandmother Jane Dodds born Jane Lindsay.Burial record of my maternal Greatgrandfather William DoddsBurial record of my paternal grandmother Mary Jane Molloy born Gregg formerly Williamson.

John Molloy and Mary Jane Gregg marriage certificate
Marriage of John Molloy and Mary Jane Gregg - My Paternal Grandparents.
William Dodds and Jeannie Brown marriage certificate
Marriage of William Dodds and Jeannie Brown - My Maternal Grandparents.
NOTE: Because bride's father is shown as 'Robert Brown' means the record is suspect.
William Williamson and Mary Jjane Gregg marriage certificate.
Marriage Certificate of my Paternal Grandmother's first marriage.
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My Father's Brother - Birth Entry - 21 Nov 1909.My Father's Brother Joseph Birth Entry 14 Aug 1911.
My Father'd Brother Thomas Birth Entry 8 Nov 1912My Father's Birth Entry 03061916.

Burial record of my father's brother Matthew Molloy. Burial record of my father's brother Joseph Molloy. Burial record of my father's brother Thomas Molloy
       

Burial record of my father Daniel Molloy. Burial record of my father's brother William James Molloy. Burial record of my maternal gradnmother Jean Dodds born Jean Brown.
                  

Occupants of Grave F2 881 Dundonald Cemetery Belfast

The 2 items on the right
have been provided as possible paternal greatgrandparents.  They seem to fit some of the criteria.  The issue is - they were both 15-ish when my grandfather was born (1862 or 1863).  Possible but
not very likely.
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B E L O W
The 5 Molloy sons of John and Mary Jane Molloy circa 1941.  Daniel is my father.

The Molloy Brothers, 1941
John-molloy-charlotte-glen-glenn-possible-paternal-greatgrandparents


       
1901 Census - John Molloy and Family
at 66 Clyde Street, Belfast


1901 Census, 66 Clyde Street, Belfast.

1911 Census - John Molloy and Family
at 37 Sheriff Street, Belfast

1911 Census John Molloy, 37 Sheriff Street, Belfast.









Marriage of William Dodds
and Dinah Browne,
6th October 1865.

Groom's Father: Robert Dodds

Bride's Father: Richard Browne.

NOTE: Bride's maiden name ends
with an 'e'.  If it's my Dinah Brown it
is spelt without the 'e' elsewhere
a number of times.

Derrylea
Birth of Robert Henry Dodds on
25th August 1866 at Lurgan
Father: William Dodds
Mother: Dinah Dodds formerly
Brown.

Address illegible
Death of Robert Henry Dodds on
15th August 1921, aged 54,
 notified
by Lizzie Dodds, daughter
Death of Robert Henry Dodds on 15 August 1921
Place of death illegible
Birth of Charlotte Molloy on
2nd July 1871 at
Linen Hall Street, Armagh. 
Father: John Molloy,

Mother: Charlotte Molloy
formerly Glenn.

Birth of Charlotte Molloy at Linen Hall Street, Armagh Linen Hall Street, Armagh
Birth of William Dodds on
13th May 1873

at Derryscollop.
Father: William Dodds,
Mother: Dinah Dodds
formerly Brown.
Derryscollop
Death of Joseph Lindsay,
aged 18,
14th December 1880,
at 44 Tureen Street, Glasgow.
Father: Joseph Lindsay, mason
Mother: Ann Lindsay
formerly Chalmers.
44 Tureen Street, Glasgow
Death of Charlotte Molloy,
aged 1 Month, on
13th February 1885
at 7 Birch Street.
Father: John Molloy
Mother: Rose Molloy
(formerly Wallace ?).
Death of Charlotte Molloy at 7 Birch Street 7 Birch Street, Belfast
Birth of Charlotte Molloy on
24th September 1889 at
58 Baker Street.
Father: Cornelius Molloy
Mother: Rose Ann Molloy
formerly McManus.
Birth of Charlotte Molloy 24 September 1889
58 Baker Street, Belfast

Birth of Charlotte Molloy on
27 May 1892 at 2 White Street.
Father: Patrick Molloy
Mother: Mary Ann Molloy (Moore)
(Notified by Charlotte Molloy, Grandmother of 14 Clyde St.)
Birth of Charlotte Molloy 2 White Street, Belfast 2 White Street, Belfast
14 Clyde Street, Belfast
Marriage of John Edmund
(8 Harper Street) and
Charlotte Molloy
(14 Clyde Street) on
11th October 1896.
at St.Matthew's RC Church.

Witnesses: David McCorry
and Lizzie Dorrian
Marriage of Charlotte Molloy 11 October 1896 8 Harper Street, Belfast
14 Clyde Street, Belfast

2 spellings of the groom's surname.
Death of Dinah Dodds, widow,
aged 65, at Richhill,
20th November 1900.
Notified by: R H Dodds, son.
(Robert Henry..?)
Year of birth either 1842 or 1843.
Death in Nov 1900 aged 65 = 1843
If date of birth is after date of death,
year of birth = 1842.

Richhill, Armagh
Birth of Charlotte Molloy
at 32 Clyde Street on
15 September 1905
Father: John Molloy
Mother: Rose Anne Molloy
formerly Wallace.
Birth of Charlotte Molloy 15 September 1905 Second name spelt here as 'ANNE'.  Spelt elsewhere many times as 'ANN'.

32 Clyde Street, Belfast
Death of Charlotte Molloy,
aged 20 Days
on 5th October 1905
at 32 Clyde Street.
Father: John Molloy
Death of Charlotte Molloy 5 October 1905 32 Clyde Street, Belfast
Death of John Molloy on
19th April 1906 aged 57,
at 2 White Street.
notified by John Molloy, son.
Death of John Molloy at 2 White Street, Belfast Year of birth either 1848 or 1849.
Death in April 1906 aged 57 = 1849
If date of birth is after date of death,
year of birth = 1848.
(French/Trench Street not found)
assumed to be 1 White Street, Belfast
2 White Street, Belfast
Death of Rose Ann Molloy,
on 11th April 1908
aged 41, at
1 White Street,
notified by John Molloy, widow.
1 White Street
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NOTE: Rose Ann's age shown here as 41, but shown as 37 on census for 1901 which was 7 years earlier

Death of Charlotte Molloy,
widow on 7th May 1908
aged 61, at
2 White Street,
notified by John Molloy, son.
Death of Charlotte Molloy 7 May 1908 Year of birth either 1846 or 1847.
Death in May 1908 aged 61 = 1847
If date of birth is after date of death,
year of birth = 1846.

Nos 1 and 2 White Street, Belfast.
Death of Ellen Gregg, widow
of William Gregg, on 11th February 1913, aged 70 at 55 London Road
notified by Sarah Devlin,
daughter.

Year of birth either 1842 or 1843.
Death in February 1913 aged 70 = 1843
If date of birth is after date of death,
year of birth = 1842.

55 London Road, Belfast
Death of William Dodds on
22nd March 1919 aged 52,
at 14 Ormeau Street.
notified by: Richard B Hemphill,
son-in-law, of 6 Distillery Street.
Year of birth either 1866 or 1867.
Death in March 1919 aged 52 = 1867
If date of birth is after date of death,
year of birth = 1866.

14 Ormeau Street, Belfast
6 Distillery Street, Belfast
Death of William John Dodds
on 29th August 1921 aged 53,
at 76 London Road.
notified by: William Dodds, son.
Year of birth either 1867 or 1868.
Death in August 1921 aged 53 = 1868
If date of birth is after date of death,
year of birth = 1867.

76 London Street, Belfast




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Royal Armoured Corps intake 60/10, Bourlon Lines, Catterick Camp, Yorkshire.

   Badge of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - REME   Royal Army Service Corps   Queen's Royal Irish Hussars   Royal Army Pay Corps

     107 (Ulster) Infantry Workshops REME
                   601 Coy, Royal Army Service Corps
              Queen's Royal Irish Hussars
                                  Royal Army Pay Corps

Aden - now known as South Yemen  Amalgam of my Military Service  Mensa Membership

Germany - Hohne/Bergen/Belsen, Aden (now South Yemen), East Africa, South East
Asia, North Malaysia, Singapore, Kuching/Sarawak, Germany - Wolfenb
ttel et al . . .

. . . returned to Belfast for a while - then off to London (West End) to try to break into acting.  Got a job in an off-licence in Shaftesbury Avenue (corner of Rupert Street or Wardour Street). Got a (dodgy) agent.  Stayed in a bed-and-breakfast in
Upper Berkeley Street, Marble Arch, which took virtually all of my income.  Tanked up on that breakfast each day- including as much toast as I could cram into myself - then, once a week on pay day had sit-down fish, chips, tea bread and butter - just heaven!
After a while I ended up sleeping on rows of stacked boxes of wine in the off-licence cellar.  After a little over a year I threw in the towel.  All I had to show for it was two appearances in commercial adverts - one for cigars and the other for Worthington beer
- just appearance - I wasn't in Equity so I couldn't do lines.  Went back home - then to Northampton (where I had finished my army service) and a while I later ended up re-training as an accountant - mind-numbing stuff.  I opened my own one-man practice
and did very well for a couple of years before taking employment with two or three companies (consecutively of course). Eventually, I started up a small online business that included, among other things, creating websites.  I still potter around doing that.


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