Keywords: catherine balfe
Description: I found out about the Balfe family while looking through the St. Francis de Sale records in Smith Falls. I came across their name several times as godparents to some of the Kenny kids. At this
I found out about the Balfe family while looking through the St. Francis de Sale records in Smith Falls. I came across their name several times as godparents to some of the Kenny kids. At this point, I assumed there was a relationship. I met a lady named Andree Balfe, who had researched her Balfe family, and when she shared her information with me, I saw that there was a Sally Kenny from Kennystown, that married Thomas Balfe in Kennystown, on my birthday, Nov 3, 1831. In fact, this was the first I had heard of a Kennystown, County Wicklow, Ireland. Her records showed an Edward Balfe as her father in law. I later learned while visiting Kennystown, that Edward Balfe did indeed, live in Kennystown and right where Batt Kennys lives now.
Some of the following Information is compiled from several sources, but people that were involved in this research are Joe Kenny, Andree Balfe Fergus, Dave Allatt, and Anne Burgess.
+Sarah (Sally) KENNY b: Abt. 1811 in Kennystown, Wicklow, Ireland m: 03 Nov 1831 in Kennystown, Wicklow, Ireland d: 28 Oct 1899 in Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada
Nicholas BALFE b: Abt. 1804 d: 23 Apr 1885 +Catherine KEALY b: Abt. 1804 in County Wicklow, Iteland m: Abt. 1831 in Ireland d: Aft. 1881