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Collins of Crumlin, Co.Dublin

Crumlin in 1795.
From CRUMLIN in [Ball, vol.4, 1906].
[Watchorn, 1985, p.33, p.92] shows this is a view from Crumlin Commons to the SW side of the village.
The church is the CoI church (Old St Mary's Church). The houses to the right of it are the houses along the main street of Crumlin.

Patrick Collins,
mar 16 Feb 1836 [Rathfarnham RC par records] to Mary Walsh,
lived Crumlin, Co.Dublin,
Patrick Collins is listed at Crumlin Road, Crumlin, in [Pettigrew & Oulton] 1838 to 1843,

Patrick Collins is listed in Crumlin townland, Crumlin par, in [Griffiths Valuation, 1847] as:

Patrick Collins is listed in Crumlin townland, Crumlin par, in [Griffiths Valuation, 1850] as:

Patrick Collins, farmer and market gardener, is listed at Crumlin Road, Crumlin, in [Thom's] 1850 to 1877,
listed as "gardener", of Crumlin, Co.Dublin, at his dau's marriage 1866 [GROI],
Mary might be "Marie Collins" who sp the bapt of (her granddau) Lizzie Flanagan July 1868,
(todo) try death of Mary Collins, [GROI], Dublin South, 1873, age 63 (born 1810), vol 7 p 640,
he is listed as "gentleman" at son's mar 1877,
(todo) try death of Mary Collins, [GROI], Dublin South, 2nd qr 1881, age 70 (born 1811), vol 2 p 536,
[Thom's, 1882] lists his son at Crumlin Rd, but not him, he must be dead,
(todo) try death of Patrick Collens, [GROI], Dublin South, 1st qr 1883, age 74 (born 1809), vol 2 p 643,
had issue:

  1. Mary Collins, bapt 1837 [Rathfarnham RC par records].
  2. Elenor Collins, bapt 1838 [Rathfarnham RC par records].
  3. Catherine Collins, bapt 1840 [Rathfarnham RC par records].

  4. Anne Collins,
    NOT Jane,
    born Crumlin, Co.Dublin,
    bapt 27 Nov 1842 [Rathfarnham RC par records],
    "My mother was a very beautiful and cultured woman, very devout and as charitable as her husband." [Frank Flanagan's memoirs],
    mar 1866 to Alderman Michael Flanagan and had issue.

  5. Thomas Collins,
    registered his brother's death 1884,
    residence given as "Cross-roads, Crumlin" (this would match location 13C below).

  6. Christopher Collins, born 1846,
    of Crumlin, and of 124 Thomas St, Dublin,
    he must be Christopher Collins who sp the bapt of (his niece) Lizzie Flanagan July 1868,
    at mar he is listed as "gentleman", living 124 Thomas St, Dublin,
    mar 22 May 1877, St.Kevin's RC church, Harrington St, South Circular Road, Dublin [GROI]
    to Mary Guyden [or Guiden, Mary Ann, born 1855, dau of Christopher Guiden, "gentleman"],
    she was living 39 Lombard St, Dublin, at mar,
    they are listed as living Crumlin at dau's birth 1878, he is "pawnbroker",
    [Thom's, 1882] lists him (but not his father) at Crumlin Rd, Crumlin,
    [Thom's, 1884] shows Christopher Collins, pawnbroker, at 124 Thomas St, and residence on Crumlin Road,
    he is listed as "pawnbroker and farmer" at death,
    he died 25 Sept 1884, "Cross-roads, Crumlin", of "phthisis pulmonalis", age 38 yrs [GROI],
    she died c.Sept 1888, age 33 yrs, at her sister-in-law's house Portmahon House,
    (todo) see death of Mary Collins in [GROI], Dublin South, 4th qr 1888, age 33, vol 2 p 460,
    see death notice in the Nation, Sept 28, 1888,
    Polly was orphaned,
    had issue:

    1. Polly Collins,
      Mary, Mary Margaret, born 28 Mar 1878, Crumlin, Co.Dublin [GROI],
      father died 1884,
      orphaned 1888,
      at mar she is listed as living at her aunt's house, Portmahon House,
      mar 21 June 1899 [her age 21], RC church of Our Lady of Dolours, Dolphin's Barn [GROI]
      to P.V. Muldowney and had issue.

  7. Saragh Collins, bapt 1850 [Rathfarnham RC par records].

Anne Collins, Portmahon House, perhaps c.1895.
See larger and full size.

The Collins property in Crumlin

The central part of the Patrick Collins property in Crumlin on 1829 to 1842 map.
The house near the cross-roads would seem to be the Collins house (see below).
See original.

The Patrick Collins properties in Crumlin, on Griffiths Valuation map from
This map matches [Griffiths Valuation, 1850] exactly.
The Patrick Collins properties are 12 (to the W), 13, 14, 15 (in Crumlin village) and 11 (to the E).
See also [VO] Griffiths Valuation maps, Dublin county, map 18 (damaged).
[Watchorn, 1985, p.91] has a map of c.1917 showing the area around plot 1 as "Crumlin Common". It also show "The Commons" to the SW and S of the village.

Close-up of the Patrick Collins property in Crumlin village (plots 13, 14, 15).
13C seems to be where Patrick Collins himself lived.
This would also match the Collins address of "Cross-roads, Crumlin".
The church is the CoI church (Old St Mary's Church).
Note Leicester House to the N.

On the 1887 to 1913 map the farm still exists, as does the house near the cross-roads.
[Watchorn, 1985, p.85] has a map of c.1937 which names that house as "The Cottage".

On the modern map the area is completely cleared for a housing estate. The house is gone.

Apparent location of the Collins house.
End of houses / start of shops, near the cross-roads. See Google street view.
Site entirely cleared today.
Photo 2012. See full size.
See view looking left into Crumlin (this would be Collins land) and view looking right towards cross-roads.

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