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The day that I was born [1]May 9, 1945 (Wednesday)

Victory Day

Observed by
Russia and some former states of Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact;
Date 9 May 1945
Frequency Annual
Related to Victory in Europe Day
Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

[2]WEDNESDAY MAY 09, 1945 US date format: 5/9/1945, UK date format: 9/5/1945

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 9, 1945). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jupp Heynckes and Grazia Bordoni. Las abandonadas, directed by Emilio Fernández, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 But much more happened that day.

You can also have a look at the year 1945, at May 09 across the years or at May 1945 calendar.

[3]Conceived at Oatlands Tasmania,

born in Leichhardt, Sydney,
Christened at St Peters Church Oatlands,
lived from first memories at Oatlands,
then Butlers Gorge (first school but town obliterated by greenies but dam is still there),
then Whitemore (one room school),
Mcculloughs owned the shop/post office/ petrol pump opposite the school and ironically years later my mother married a brother of this family,
then Sprent with Nan and Pa Cordwell on a farm and went to school there,
then to Burnie, Truganini Street Montello (primary and secondary schooling).
Ended up in RAAF Jan 1961 at 16 1/2 years old (ID A 61317), lived in Wagga Wagga outskirts at air force training base at Green Hills (I think it was called)
Trained as a Transport Fitter/Mechanic apprentice), lived at Tottenham stores depot, Sale RAAF base and then township after marriage to Katherine Hermes, then Tindal RAAF base under construction at Katherine (My daughter Kara was conceived there), then Penrith with work at Villawood maintenance depot (Kara Leigh born at Penrith hospital), lived in RAAF housing at Warwick Farm then (first house purchased at Wrench Street, Cambridge Park (near the old fence line of the Munitions Factory) where I worked as a refrigeration mechanic after leaving the RAAF and after moving to Burnie Tasmania for a short stint where I tried to start a business and began drinking after work, this caused the first, really first step of our marriage break up (My fault entirely). Kathy met a lover at the munitions factory where she also worked for the Army, and so began the saga of our marriage breakdown which dragged on for about 2 years. A terrible time of being deceived by someone you loved, but I probably deserved it after the Tasmania episode.

Moved back to Tasmania after marriage split, and lived at mother's new husband Lloyd Mccullough's farm before moving to Launceston, boy boarding with us at Penrith because he was kicked out of home (Ronald Sant) at the time for 2 years, married Kathy and they proceeded to have 3 more children, 2 girls and 1 boy I believe. Moved back to Sydney by transferring from James Hardy factory in Launceston to one in Milperra (PVC pipe extrusion shift manager at both locations. Lived in my caravan at my aunty Marie's house in St Johns Park, Sydney until I found a unit in Fairfield (Sydney). I had expected to spend time with my daughter from this move but I was confronted by Kathy's mother, father, new (but probably going on for longer than I knew) partner Sant, and Kara. Told that school felt it better if I did not see Kara as it would interfere with her schooling (she was only about 11 at the time). I put the question to Kara but I am sure she was already primed to say that she agreed with them so I did not see her for about 18 years. She had requested the Salvation Army to find me and they traced me to Beach Road Bondi, Sydney where I was living with Helen Donald at the time in a horrible relationship (again). I moved to Haberfield, Sydney for a short while as I managed a Midas Muffler shop there. I moved to Gosford after obtaining a factory management position at Donald Clarks (since sold by James Hardie) at Hornsby. I moved from Gosford to Noraville, Toukley NSW after buying a house with Helen Donald still giving me hell. Once again lost the house (number 2) with break up that finally happened when I moved into my next wife-to-be's house at Gorokan after being introduced to Janice by my back neighbor at Noraville who new both of us and our pathetic circumstances. I purchased acreage at Warnervale and lost it to Janice's son Wayne after a lot of problems with him and a failing relationship with his mother. Divorced again and after renting for 2 years managed to purchase a home in my own name. Lived at this address at 5 Glading Close for 2 more years, paid the house off (I had run a successful consultancy business for 20 years.) I then met someone that I never thought I would ever do after what I had been through and she has turned out to be my Soul Mate, she manages to dismiss my bad points and smooth over any bullshit I put her way. Her name is Gina Vukelic and is of Hungarian and Croatian parents and born in Appatin in Serbia. At the time of writing this I am 73 years old, have a good partner and everything I could ever want. I still suffer from bouts of real depression but I have to remind myself that I am really well off and need to just appreciate what I have in these late years of my life. Although alcohol has caused a lot of my miseries it has also been my escape route to my difficulties in life which have been many. I have never become an alcoholic as I am too stubborn to let anything rule over me so with my weaknesses I also have strength so I guess they balance one another out over time. My re-connection with my daughter did not work out very well. We had both grown up apart and the gap will never be mended which saddens me. My current will favours Gina even though we are not married but I think I have been fair in my allotments to Kara and my two grandsons in that they are relevant to weakness of our family connection.

Sister Ruth born 18/06/1948 born in Hobart Tas Aust.

Brother Terry born 19/11/1949 born in Ouse Tas Aust.

Sister Linda born 31/01/1952 born in Ouse Tas Aust.

Sister Ann born 04/06/1954 born in Burnie Tas Aust.

Brother Mark 09/09/1961 born in Burnie Tas Aust.

Half Sister Sallyann (Whitney Smith) born Dec 10 1967 in Burnie Tas Aust.

Half Brother David Joseph born Dec 7 1970 in Burnie Tas Aust.

Half Sister Patricia Ruth born Feb 8 1972 in Burnie Tas Aust.


Residence: from memory

from about 8 up to early teens 1 Truganini Street Montello Burnie Tasmania
16 1/2 RAAF Wagga Wagga NSW Australia
19 Tottenham Stores Depot Victoria Australia
3 months at Woomera Rocket Range South Australia
Then Sale RAAF Base (Married at Maribyrnong Melbourne during this time)
Followed by Catherine RAAF construction site
Then Villawood New South Wales Stores Depot

Residence [5]

1967 Gippsland Victoria Australia,
1967 Stratford Gippsland Victoria Australia
1968, Elsie, Northern Territory Australia,
1977 Macquarie New South Wales Australia,
1977 Chifley New South Wales, Australia,
1977 Cambridge Park Chifley New South Wales
1977 Cambridge Park Macquarie New South Wales Australia

Keith Mbert (as in record) Cashman[6] 1972 Cambridge Park Chifley New South Wales Australia

Mother Death 2015

Residence: Nursing Home in Deloraine Tas Aust
at age 85 (she was still alive when the ambulance arrived at the nursing home and she was transferred to the Launceston General Hospital in Tasmania Australia where she passed away.)[7]

Father died April 9 2005 in Burnie Tas Aust at age 84. [8]

Research Notes

How Australia Was Born

Dirk Hartog Discovers Australia

An illustration of Dirk Hartog nailing the inscribed pewter plate in Dirk Hartog Island, Australia (not copied)
October 25, 1616

Captain Arthur Phillip

commanded a fleet of British ships carrying convicts to New South Wales on this day, effectively founding the British colony of Australia.
May 13, 1787 First Australian Parliament
Federal Labor Party MPs elected to the Australian House of Representatives and Senate at the first 1901 election

May 9, 1901

First Australian Parliament

1901-05-09 The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, though the first working session will not be until 21 May
The first Australian parliament with Edmund Barton as Prime Minister, was opened in Melbourne by Prince George, Duke of Cornwall and York, later King George V. It followed elections at the end of March after the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 January 1901. Barton headed a coalition government composed of his own Protectionist Party but with crucial support from the Australian Labour Party pictured here.
The official opening was attended by 14,000 people and had to be held in the Royal Exhibition Hall to accommodate them. The parliament then sat in Parliament House, home of the Parliament of Victoria until 1927 when new parliament buildings were opened in Canberra.

Photo Info of first Parliament Members. No names available with image

2nd photo - Historical Context

Location taken: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Chris Watson was Australia's first Labor Prime Minister and while his 1904 government only survived for four months between April and August in 1904 it has the distinction of being the first Labor government anywhere in the world at a national level.

The Australian Labor Party, a democratic socialist party, has its origins in a strike by pastoral workers in the 1890s in the state of Queensland. It would go on to win the 1910 Federal election under Andrew Fisher and become the first Labor government to win a majority. It remains a major party in Australian political life.

Chris Watson was Australia's first Labor Prime Minister and while his 1904 government only survived for four months between April and August in 1904 it has the distinction of being the first Labor government anywhere in the world at a national level.

1927 Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia, and the Australian Parliament convenes there for the first time.

On my birthday

2006 May 9, Australia's government unveiled a big-spending "boom budget" that will use a projected 10 billion dollar (7.7 billion US) surplus to finance across-the-board tax cuts and build up the military and national security agencies. (AP, 5/9/06)

2006 May 9, In Beaconsfield, Australia, Brant Webb and Todd Russell were rescued from a mine more than a half mile underground. A small earthquake on April 25 trapped Webb and Russell in the 4-foot-tall safety cage they were working in under tons of rock. Mourners gathered to bury Larry Knight, who died in the same rock collapse.

2009 May 9, Australia and Japan joined the ranks of affected countries with confirmed H1N1 swine flu. New Zealand, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to confirm cases, reported two more for a total of seven. (AP, 5/9/09)

2010 May 9, Australia's government said 5 people are feared dead and 59 people were rescued from a disabled boat carrying suspected asylum-seekers in the Indian Ocean. (Reuters, 5/9/10)

2011 May 9, In Australia organizers of the Sydney Writers' Festival said Chinese authorities have barred dissident writer Liao Yiwu from traveling to Australia for a festival for "security reasons" and advised him against publishing his works abroad. (AFP, 5/9/11)

2016 May 9, An Australian law firm filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014. The application names the Russian Federation and Putin as respondents and seeks $10 million in compensation per passenger. (Reuters, 5/21/16)

2019 May 9, Australia's central bank took responsibility for typos on 46 million bank notes after a radio station posted an image of the microscopic error on social media. The word “responsibility" appears three times on the note and the third "i is omitted every time. (AP, 5/09/19)

This Day in History 1877 - An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Peru and kills 2,541 1887 - Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London 1927 - The Australian Parliament convenes for the first time in Canberra, the Capital of Australia 1949 - Rainier Grimaldi III becomes Prince of Monaco 1955 - West Germany joins NATO 1974 - The US House Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon 2018 - The Patel dam breaks in Solai, Kenya during the 2019 East Africa floods, killing 48 people and leaving 2,000 homeless

Photo sent to Keith of family up to Linda including birth dates of family members by Ruth. See Images

Looking through the G2G page I noticed that there is a line of Cashman's from Germany formerly known as Kirschemann. Fran Cashman already alluded to this but gave no details so until now I was puzzled about the 2 different lineages. [9]

When Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin at Christmas in 1974, 66 people died, 70 percent of homes were destroyed and the city was denuded. But Territorians vowed to rebuild their homes and lives. [10]

Baz Ledwidge's view of Smith Street on Christmas Day in 1974 emphasises the chaos wrought by Cyclone Tracy: cars parked innocently the night before are strewn with - and destroyed by - signage, roofing and fencing. The original photograph was taken outside Cashman's newsagency in Smith Street. While Smith Street has transformed from a main road into a pedestrian mall, Cashman's remains, although the business has moved a few doors along since the first photo was taken. [11]

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kissane, O'Kissane, Cashman, Guissane and others. [12]

Origins of the Cashman name: the name has been depicted as being variants of many different surnames from several different countries including Germany Poland and Ireland.

Irish - Cashman Name Meaning.

English: variant of Case.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciosáin,
which Woulfe describes as a variant of Ó Casáin,
with the same meaning as Ó Caisín (see Cashion).
German - Americanized spelling of German Kirchmann (see Kirchman).

Similar surnames: Ashman, Hashman, Cashion, Cashon, Cushman, Cashen, Cashin, Coachman [13]

Cashman Life Expectancy

What is the average Cashman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cashman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998.

The average life expectancy for Cashman in 1944 was 24, and 74 in 2004.


General Population
YEAR 1944 - 25 Average to 30 Actual (war time?)
YEAR 1998 - 75 Average to 80 Actual
YEAR 2004 - 75 Average and Actual same

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cashman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birth dates, death dates, addresses and more.

You can see how Cashman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cashman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cashman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 143 Cashman families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded Cashman's in the UK. London had the highest population of Cashman families in 1891. Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cashman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

Cashman Family Occupations

In 1881, Labourer, Cork Cutter and House Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cashman. A less common occupation for the Cashman family was Laborer. The most common Cashman occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Cashman's were Labourers.

View Census data for Cashman | Data not to scale


Labourer 7%
Cork Cutter 4%
House Painter 4%
Laborer 4%(?)
Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cashman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

[14] [15]

Early Origins of the Cashman family

The surname Cashman was first found in Counties Kerry and Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster. [16]

Last name: Cashman SDB Popularity ranking: 1344

This extraordinary surname recorded as Casman, Casmon, and possibly Cashen, is Irish, and specifically from Counties Waterford and Cork. Its derivation is from the pre 10th century Gaelic O'Ciosain, a Kerry surname more normally recorded as Kissane or Cussane. Although the precise translation is uncertain, the first nameholder, the chief of the tribe, was probably the head tax collector for the area, the basic word "cios" means a tax or tribute, either that or the tribe lived by their own rules and "extracted" tributes from all who ventured onto their lands! The spelling as Cashman is an anglicisation from the 16th century, and it does suggest that the nameholders were aware of the original meaning of their name.Unfortunately the majority of the early Irish registers were destroyed by the IRA in 1922 during the Irish Civil War. Surviving recordings include examples such as John Shey Cashman, who married Nora McKinley at Cork on June 26th 1843, and Mary Cashman, a girl of fifteen, who left Cork on May 21st 1846, on the ship "Liberty", bound for New York. This was in the first year of the infamous Potato Famine, 1846 - 1851. The first surviving recording in Ireland may be that of William Cashman, a witness at St Nicholas church, Waterford, on June 20th 1814. [17]

Phonetically Similar Names Similar: Surnames listed in the "Similar Surnames" section are phonetically similar and may not have any relation to Cashman

Surname Similarity Incidence Prevalency

Caschman 93 1 Poland/ Chashman 93 8 Israel/ Casman 92 1,000 Indonesia/ Qashman 86 29 Yemen/ Sashman 86 0 - Casmann 86 0 - Ceasman 86 0 - Jashman 86 3 Iran/ Cahsman 86 2 United States/Ireland Caszman 86 1 Australia/ Cachman 86 13 Israel/ Ciasman 86 2 Indonesia/ Caisman 86 22 United States/ Causman 86 18 United States/Australia Catsman 86 164 Netherlands/ Kashman 86 245 United States/Israel Coshman 86 10 United States/Moldova Cassman 86 439 United States/Sweden Casmand 86 0 - Cashmon 86 45 United States/ Chasman 86 176 United States/Argentina Ceassman 80 1 Jamaica/ Caesmann 80 2 Germany/ Caasmann 80 10 Germany/ Coschman 80 6 Brazil/ Caussman 80 0 - Kaschman 80 0 - Casmahan 80 0 - Seashman 80 0 - Causmann 80 2 Brazil/ Cauchman 80 0 - Cuishman 80 0 - Cooshman 80 1 United States/ Cashmond 80 1 United States/ Kaushman 80 2 United States/ Catchman 80 57 United States/South Africa Cassmann 80 38 United States/ Coushman 80 34 United States/ Khashman 80 5,684 Jordan/ Chassman 80 105 United States/ Cheasman 80 78 England/ Cazman 77 2 United States/Poland Qasman 77 5 Yemen/ Cacman 77 13 Poland/ Casmon 77 47 Botswana/ Zasman 77 42 South Africa/Luxembourg Cosman 77 3,993 United States/Moldova Kasman 77 5,904 Indonesia/New Caledonia Jasman 77 3,352 Indonesia/Singapore Sasman 77 1,081 South Africa/ Casmachin 75 2 Columbia/ Kaschmann 75 71 Germany/Austria Cosmain 71 1 England/ Casmong 71 1 Philippines/ Qasmant 71 1 Pakistan/ Qashmam 71 1 Palestine/ Zashmam 71 1 Iran/ Jasmant 71 1 Pakistan/ Kashmon 71 2 Israel/ Gkasman 71 2 Greece/ Sasmann 71 2 Switzerland/ Kaszman 71 10 Hungary/ Jasmand 71 14 Germany/ Qeshman 71 56 Iran/ Causmam 71 1 Brazil/ Casmont 71 1 Brazil/ Cosmamn 71 2 Brazil/ Casmond 71 0 - Ceisman 71 0 - Cashmom 71 0 - Soshman 71 0 - Keasman 71 0 - Cousman 71 2 Germany/ Jaasman 71 1 United States/ Joshman 71 2 Israel/ Chasmon 71 1 United States/ Kazsman 71 1 United States/ Kaysman 71 3 Ukraine/ Kaasman 71 17 Finland/ Kasmane 71 10 Indonesia/Latvia Quasman 71 21 United States/ Zaysman 71 7 Russia/ Jasmain 71 89 Haiti/ Cochman 71 14 United States/Israel Kaesman 71 10 United States/ Kaisman 71 39 Papua New Guinea/ Jausman 71 45 Nigeria/Indonesia Zassman 71 22 United States/Canada Jaisman 71 25 Indonesia/ Cotsman 71 43 United States/Canada Khasman 71 29 Russia/Singapore Zeasman 71 38 United States/ Keshman 71 35 Ukraine/ Kashmanova 71 51 Russia/ Zatsman 71 66 Russia/ Jasmane 71 19 Latvia/ Seasman 71 120 England/ Jassman 71 140 Canadian/ Kausman 71 144 United States/Israel Coysman 71 178 Belgium/ Kasmann 71 112 United States/Estonia Cuisman 71 347 Columbia/ Djasman 71 192 Indonesia/Suriname Coisman 71 273 United States/Germany Sausman 71 369 United States/Serbia Cosmann 71 315 Brazil/ Jochman 71 617 United States/Czech Republic Zachman 71 1,767 United States/United States Virgin Islands Sassman 71 1,318 United States/South Africa Koshman 71 6,930 Ukraine/ Kassman 71 871 United States/Papua New Guinea Jachman 71 103 Poland/ Scosman 71 0 - Cossman 71 527 United States/United States Virgin Islands Coychman 67 1 England/ Chausmon 67 1 France/ Jooshman 67 1 Iran/ Jeasmane 67 1 DR Congo/ Kaszmann 67 2 Hungary/ Khasmane 67 5 Morocco/Lesotho Cajcmann 67 7 Austria/ Sausmann 67 9 Germany/Switzerland Kahsmann 67 10 Germany/ Zaismann 67 16 Austria/ Jaszmann 67 29 Netherlands/ Koishman 67 41 Israel/ Zausmann 67 1 Brazil/ Zeachman 67 0 - Sohsmann 67 0 - Choisman 67 0 - Cootsman 67 0 - Coochman 67 0 - Kassmain 67 0 - Cheisman 67 0 - Zachmamn 67 1 United States/ Cohsmann 67 18 Germany/ Saussman 67 1 United States/ Kaesmaan 67 1 Thailand/ Keschman 67 5 United States/ Jasmaine 67 6 United States/South Africa Khausman 67 4 Russia/Ukraine Coismain 67 18 United States/ Ceissman 67 8 Australia/ Khaisman 67 20 Indonesia/ Kaasmann 67 41 Germany/ Kaussman 67 32 United States/Canada Kausmann 67 244 Germany/ Koyshman 67 34 United States/Moldova Zeichman 67 31 United States/ Koschman 67 42 United States/Canada Khaysman 67 31 Ukraine/ Kheshman 67 6 Jordan/ Khoshman 67 789 Iran/ Kaesmann 67 64 United States/Germany Kassmann 67 138 United States/Estonia Cossmann 67 259 Germany/ Sassmann 67 784 Austria/ Couchman 67 4,718 United States/Guyana

Descriptive Writing introductory reference

From Old German gast-mund, a powerful man (gast, potens); or from geis-mund, a strong man (gesus, vir fortis). compare the old German names Adalgis, Gisericus, Vitigis, Wetgisus, &c.
It may also be from some Scotch name commencing with Mac.
If the name be of German origin, we may have from it Cheeseman and Casement. But see Cheeseman.

— Ludus Patronymicus (1868) by Richard Stephen Charnock

This surname is derived from an official title. 'a catchpoll' (v. Catcher); Old French cachier, to pursue.

Roger Cashman, 1562: Reg. Broad Chalke, Wiltshire.

1783. Married —

Mathew Casman
and Catherine Dunavan
St. George, Hanover Square.

— A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames,

written: 1872-1896 by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley
1 = Cash (q.v.) + English man.
2 Cashier [English cash, ‘originally a till or box to keep money in’; Old French casse, a case; Latin capsa, a box + English man]

— Surnames of the United Kingdom (1912) by Henry Harrison

(Irish, English) Grandson of Casan (little, curly-haired one);
an officer whose duty was to make arrests.

— Dictionary of American Family Names (1956) by Elsdon Coles Smith[18]

Received with thanks as follows:

Carolyn Allen 10 May 2020, 15:05 (17 hours ago) to me, Ross

Dear Keith,

I am a member of the the Balmain Assoc Committee & agreed at our meeting to contact Peter Cashman to see if you are part of the same family. I have dropped around to his house but not seen him yet - he is not always in Balmain

I suspect if you did have relatives from Balmain you may be connected. Ann Cashman, a former Mayor ( who has a park near me named after her) , mentioned by Ross was Peter's aunt- Inner West Council history section may have information for you.

But, my particular interest is that my house at 8 Hampton St was lived in by the Cashman's - and the 2 small cottages opposite my house 5-7 Hampton were where Peter was raised & he owned these until about 10 years ago. When he lived here the street obviously had lots of Cashmans. Peter tells me that the frangipani tree in my front yard was planted from a cutting of the tree outside No 9!

I am assuming from your email address you may have been born in 45 so Peter is 5-8 years younger than you.

No 5-7 (one title) is on the market at present so if you google the address you can see pics! Ray White real estate.

I will keep trying to see Peter & get him to contact you

Good luck [19]

Fwd: Benjamin Dunn - The Kassin/Kissane Family and the Swan Knights... | [20]

Well, I only have had limited contact through “”.
I figure all Cashman’s are related.
They all came to Australia from Ireland, right?
I only speculated that the Kissane’s and Cashmans were from the same line after reading that long article on the history of the Irish Kissane family and Cashman family.
The Michael Kissane mentioned in the article was born after my direct relatives had moved to the United States.
It all goes back so far than ends, because the Catholic churches kept records.
It was interesting that that article mentioned the Jewish record-keepers were used by monks to start their own methods of record-keeping.
Benjamin Dunn told me of a Cashman
who writes for a Jerusalem Press and knows all about the family lines.
I wrote to her but did not hear back.
I will forward the contact info to you.

Here is the complete story. Very interesting

Inbox Susan McClain-Wells
Fri, 26 Mar, 13:57 (18 hours ago)

to me

🍀🍀🙋🍀🍀Kissane/Cashman history [21](See this link for photos referred to) OCT 25

Kissane and Cashman: Irish Crypto-Jews

A stone near the Ballykissane Cillin with Jewish kabbalistic symbols. (photo)
Recently I learnt of an Irish legend told about the Kissane and Cashman families. An Irish legend states that the family, who originally were called Kassin (which became Ciosain in Gaelic), had a fight over "taking the soup" and the Cashmans moved from Galway to Cork and the Kissanes to Kerry to the village of Ballykissane.
The term taking the soup referred to those who changed their religion during the potato famine in order not to starve. However the split with the Cashmans and Kissanes happened much earlier in the 16th or 17th century.
The legend is thus a confused memory of one group who embraced Catholicism and the other remaining loyal to Judaism with a later story of those who changed from Catholic to Protestant in the 19th century.
It would seem that the Kissanes who moved to Ballykissane remained loyal to the Jewish faith at least in the privacy of their homes and among their relatives.
Many of these Kissane later after 1760 embraced the Frankist version of Catholicism and gradually assimilated into the Irish Catholic population.
It would seem that the Cashman families of Cork descend from Shamus Ciosain (Yacov Kassin/Cassin)
whose son was Joseph Cashman (c.1600).

Ballykissane was the village that the TV show Ballykissangel was based on and is a village near Killorglin on the famous Ring of Kerry. Stephen Joseph Kissane writes on the Kissane facebook page: "Ballykissane has a burial ground that is called a disused Cillín and has a very sad history. It was used initially for non Christian Kissane Crypto Jews and for infants of Christian parents who died before baptism.

Unbaptised infants and crypto Jews were buried away from the consecrated graveyard alongside murderers, lunatics and others deemed beyond salvation.
Kissanes had ceased to live in the immediate area by 1911 but the infant burials continued until 1959.
Only small broken stones now mark the graves and the graveyard very overgrown. A standing stone with a plaque of remembrance for the infant children buried here was erected recently.
Kissane kabbalistic symbols exist on a stone.
Along both sides of a fissure are five cup and rings and around 12 deep and rounded cup marks. Other rings may have weathered away."
The number five and the symbol of the ring is a Kissane emblem as I explained in my earlier article on the Kissane/Kassin family.
The cups represent their role as Swan Knights who protected the Grail which was associated with the "Cup of Blessing" mentioned in the opening of the Zohar.

Ballykissane Famine era cottage (photo)

An Irish historian David Ring also writes about the Kissane origins

"The Irish name Kissane used in County Kerry is an Anglicization of O' Ciosain. Essentially now a Munster name, it was transformed to Cashman in County Cork and Kissane in County Kerry.
Father Woulfe, and early expert on names, suggests that the O'Ciosain sept originated in Ui Maine in County Galway and moved South from there. :In Dublin's Royal Irish Academy, there are accounts of O' Ciosains who were scribes and writers of Irish tales and tracts on Irish grammar.
In the 1930s, John Kissane, writing as Sean O' Ciosain, translated the Vicar of Wakefield and other classics into Irish.
Around this same period, the Reverend Edward Joseph Kissane was writing bible commentaries. (The Dictionary of Irish Surnames, Ida Grehan.)
Other well known Kissane's include: Eamonn Kissane, a member of the Dail Eireann, first elected in 1932 as a Fianna Fail Representative, Erin Kissane, an internationally known business writer and editor, and Bill Kissane, a university professor and writer who has published many works on politics, civil wars, and particularly The Irish Civil War.
Additionally, John Kissane owns a sheep farm on the Ring of Kerry that is dedicated to preserving the Irish heritage of mountain sheep.
In the United States, the Kissane's have been successful in many areas, particularly business and higher education. The majority of the Kissane's that came to the United States settled in New York and Illinois. Civil War records show that five Kissane's served in that conflict, four on the Union side and one Confederate. The honor and great heritage of this family is proudly represented by our own Division 7 President Dan Kissane.
Dan is truly the personification of the Kissane motto
"Nothing is difficult to the brave and the faithful.""

Jim Cashman originally from Cork writes:"...

Also when I worked with an American firm I found it beneficial as the Irish Americans seemed to know the name was Irish and my Jewish customers often thought I was Jewish, which suited me fine!
All in all the name 'Cashman" is a good one! When I was a child in Ireland, the everyday language was English and indeed my parents spoke very little Gaelic. But when I went to boarding school around the age of twelve, Gaelic was more often spoken in class than was English. So it came as a surprise to me to find that there were two people with different names in English which became the same as mine when in Gaelic. The name was Ciosain or O'Ciosain.
I always knew this was the Gaelic for my name but when a fellow called Kissane also called himself O'Ciosain I decided I had better take a deeper look into the origins of our name "Cios" I was told by our teacher means 'tax' in Gaelic so it was likely that originally, back in one of Britain's plantations the Ciosain Clan were tax-collectors brought in from Scotland, since the Scots and the Irish are the same Celtic race, it would be mutually acceptable.
It was common for England when they conquered Irish land to 'plant' it with its own people.
This was particularly prevalent around 1650 when Cromwell went to Ireland to conquer the country and to change it's religion. Up until then Ireland and England had the same religion.
I was further told that during the Great Famine in 1845 some of the family of O Ciosain "took the soup" and the family split.
One half changed their name to Cashman and the other half to Kissane which would have been a more natural derivation than Cashman. 'Drinking or taking the soup' referred to those starving people who went to soup-kitchens which made taking soup conditional on changing one's religion. :Nobody seemed to know which side drank the depended on which side of the family one came from..."

Jebel Kissane (photo)

It would seem that the Jewish Kissane/Kassin family of merchants were also to be found in Morocco where a mountain called Jebel Kissane was named after them by the Jewish inhabitants of the town of Agdz. This area of Morocco was once a centre of Jewish civilisation for many centuries. This area today is very dry and arid but it is believed to have been wetter and more fertile in the past and the Draa river extended at that time to the Atlantic. Remains of ships have been found in this area of the desert. Many of the crypto-Jews of Claddagh and the Galway Bay area were fishermen and sailors and it would seem that a group of Jews led by a Kissane went to live in the Jewish settlements of the region that surrounded what was called Jebel Kissane (the mountain of Kissane) as part of the Sephardi community called the Megorashim. In the far north of Morocco is also found the settlement of Beni Kissane (sons of Kissane).

We also know that Rabbi Abraham Kassin (1810-1897 of Aleppo)[son of Rabbi Bekhor Kassin (1745-1877)]visited Morocco in the 19th century.

Ballykissane Pier on the River Laune (photo)

There is also an interesting discussion on Ballykissane in the comments to the article about the 1916 terrorist attacks and the monument in Ballykissane on the Unrepentant Communist Blog

Note: The Australian pronunciation of Kissane and Kassin sounds different but the Irish pronunciation of Kissane and Ciosain sound almost identical to Kassin. Also Kissane pronounced Kissani in Africa is the plural form. Thus Beni Kissani/Kissane means sons of the Kissan/Kassin. Posted 25th October 2019 by Unknown

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Anonymous March 26, 2021 at 2:49 PM I found this extremely interesting and have added it to my WikiTree profile for others to read. Thank you to Susan McClain-Wells for bringing this to my attention. (Albert) Keith Cashman. 27/03/2021


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Ten Facts about Irish Workhouses [25] Saturday, 31 October, 2020 Share This: The workhouse or poorhouse, the most-feared institution in Ireland, has many a local story to tell. Rising to infamy during the Great Famine, few realise how long they were around before that, or how many of them are still extant today.

There's much to discover in workhouse records, from the names of the guardians and local farmers (supplying turf and potatoes) to the orphan girls sent overseas by Earl Grey's scheme.

To learn more, share, or attach your ancestor's story to a particular workhouse check out all of them on the Chronicles here

1. Why was it called a Workhouse?

A "House of Industry" for the employment and maintenance of the poor was a 17th-century English concept.
The able-bodied were expected to work and could be imprisoned for refusing to do so.
First introduced to Ireland in 1703, it was also known here as the poorhouse or Poor House.
The Irish for workhouse is Teach na mBocht (lit. the House of the Poor).

2. Where is Ireland's oldest Workhouse building?

The construction of Ireland's first house of industry began in 1703 in the parish of St James, Dublin (on the site now known as St. James' Hospital). The only 18th-century buildings still extant today are the former master's house and adjoining linen factory (now The Haughton Institute). To put this in context, the Guinness Brewery nearby was not established until 1759.
Both Jonathan Swift and Arthur Guinness were board members when this workhouse was renamed the Foundling Hospital and Workhouse of Dublin City (1727).
By the time it was renamed the South Dublin Union (1839) it was Ireland's largest workhouse. The 18th century saw a workhouse established in most cities across Ireland: Cork (in 1735), Belfast (in 1752), Dublin North (in 1772), Limerick (in 1774), Ennis (in 1775), Waterford (in 1779) and so on.
Compared to England or Wales, such houses of industry were far less prevalent in Ireland however.

3. Who was the Workhouse for?

It was intended as a place of asylum for the most destitute and poverty-stricken. :The class of "inmate" or pauper accepted by the workhouse extended over time, with additional departments being added to include the aged & infirm, orphans, foundlings and abandoned children (that could be apprenticed out; e.g. Dickens' Oliver Twist) and indigent men.
It was also used as a place of punishment for sturdy beggars (able-bodied but unwilling to work), disorderly women and vagabonds/vagrants. (See: Workhouse Rules).

4. Why was the Workhouse dreaded in Ireland?

Workhouses were institutions of intense cruelty and shocking malpractice long before the Victorian era.
For example, in 1797, it was discovered that the surgeon in the Foundling Hospital and Workhouse of Dublin had been systematically poisoning children.
When sent to the infirmary (to die) they were stripped, cramped together in cradles "crawling with vermin", and covered with filthy blankets that were only fit for the dump.
Even the "new" Victorian workhouses introduced by the Poor Law in the mid-19th-century were designed as a place of last resort.
To discourage overcrowding, workhouse conditions had to be perceived as inferior to what was available outside.
Upon entering the workhouse, families were segregated (children separated from adults and to female / male-only units) unlikely to ever see each other again. :Whatever grim reputation the English workhouses had, conditions were even worse in Ireland.

5. Who decided the new Poor Law Workhouse system was good for Ireland?

When all decisions transferred to the British Parliament in London (by way of the Act of Union in 1800) it was estimated that 2.3 million people in Ireland were living on the verge of starvation.
The causes of poverty in Ireland and its extent were different from England and required an alternative remedy to their Poor Law system.
Still, London sent George Nicholls to Ireland to put it in place regardless.
Daniel O'Connell condemned this move saying Nicholls "calculated everything and was accurate in nothing".
Nicholls' plan to apply the English model was doomed to fail.

6. What other terms do I need to know?

"Outdoor relief" in those days was a payment that we know as "welfare" today. Soup kitchens were "relief" in the form of food.
"Indoor relief" meant the workhouse.
Only those who had been inmates for two years could qualify for Guardian-Assisted Emigration.
"Poor law unions" (PLU) were the divisions or districts created by the Poor Law Act of 1838.
Each PLU had its own workhouse and each union was named after the town in which the workhouse was located.
"Guardians" were elected by ratepayers to oversee the administration of the PLU.  :Generally, they were local magistrates (landlords and their agents/middlemen) wealthier tenant farmers and merchants.
"Poor Rate" was the "Social Welfare Tax" paid to fund one's local PLU.
Some Irish Unions had great difficulty collecting this tax which greatly impeded the workhouses ability to function.
"Boundaries Commission" -
Overwhelmed by demand during the Great Famine, some of the original 159 unions were divided and new ones created.
Many "union boundaries" in the impoverished west were redrawn.

7. How could so many die in the Workhouse during the Famine?

During the Great Irish Famine, most of those arriving at the workhouse gates were already at death's door.
Starving and sick with the fever, many died at the gate before admission or very soon afterwards.
Packed beyond capacity, disease spread out of control and even the most healthy succumbed and died (including doctors and other members of staff).
For local history famine reports including news from the workhouses, check out our Timeline Chronicles for 1845-1852.

8. When did the workhouses close?

The Victorian workhouse system established in 1838, continued in Ireland until 1920 (when they were closed by the Irish Free State) and in Northern Ireland until 1945.
Some were turned into district hospitals while others fell derelict and were destroyed.
To find out if any workhouse buildings survived in your ancestral county and where CLICK HERE.

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I was born in the very early 50’s, and I am about to share some home truths of our once great nation AUSTRALIA.
During and after the second world war Australia through absolute hard work and determination with blood sweat and tears under our lawful common law and Constitution 1901 built this nation up to be a 100% totally SELF-SUFFICIENT nation exporting to over 70 countries worldwide. We were doing pretty bloody good too might I add.
In our neighbourhood, all the children including myself would come home from school and all our Mums would be there to take care of us and our homes and making sure we had everything we needed. All our Dads were at work earning a great wage to support our whole family, yes back then every family only needed one wage to live the dream.
We had things like JOB SECURITY and most of all happiness and life was full of freedom right up until the 1970’s.
I use to work as a Wharfie on the Brisbane docks, and as a young fella and was earning a good wage back then like everyone else.
I remember Dad was watching the news one night at 6 O’clock on the black and white TV and he went right off his head over some Government decision.
For weeks Dad and all his mates were really pissed off about a Government decision that Prime Minister Gough Whitlam ended up getting sacked over because he refused to go along with the rest of the government over them signing what they called the LIMA DECLARATION.
We had many political parties back then like, Democratic Labor Party, National Liberal Party, Queensland Labor Party, Australian Commonwealth Party and many more.
After the signing of this Lima Declaration, things started to change very quickly. :Everything started to get more and more expensive.
Then at an election, Dad and his mates felt something strange about voting.
They had this NEW voting system called PREFERENCE VOTING and only Two Parties could be the winner.
One was the newly formed LABOR PARTY and the other was the LIBERAL PARTY.
While I was working on the docks these rough fella’s use to come to work and heavy us all into joining these Unions they had set up to protect our wages.
We use to laugh as our wages were great anyway and didn’t need protecting.
Over time these Unionist thugs we ended up calling them, were forcing us all to join and pay a union fee or else we would get our heads bashed in.
They were The Painters and Dockers Union that ruled the roost on Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney's docks during the 70s - often with a sawn-off shotgun.
And they always associated themselves with this LABOR PARTY.
All they seem to do was put wages up so high that it sent our manufacturing and exporting companies BROKE like they were on a mission to destroy all our businesses.
We all started losing our jobs everywhere. This was not right, something was terribly wrong.
At the same time, people were under so much pressure and with the Vietnam war that many people turn to flower power and started smoking whoopie Weed wanting to protect everything that was green.
They Protested the Daintree Blockade and the Franklin River and most were off their faces and high as the kite.
A fella called Bob Brown I meet up with, in the Daintree forest in far north Queensland when I was now working with the Backpacker Tourist Industry and he was kinda straight but he went on and on about being GREEN and always pushed this LIBERAL PARTY agenda as if he was being paid by them to fill everyone’s head with not only dope but also a green agenda of some sort.
Man life in Australia back then was going absolutely crazy.
From 1975 onwards I witnessed our ONCE GREAT NATION that had it all slowly go down and down and I watched Manufactures destroyed by Unionism and Political Policies from the two-party preferred crap they started when they signed this LIMA DECLARATION that pissed my dad off.
For many years I wondered what the hell was going on and why this was happening to our once beautiful Country.
35 short years ago I got an IBM Computer and I found a program disc that said LIMA DECLARATION, so I read it and studied it.
Then it all started making sense to me why my Dad and his mates were going off the deep end all those years ago.
This Lima Declaration WAS TO DESTROY AUSTRALIA'S MANUFACTURING BASE AND EVERYTHING ELSE and give it to third world countries like China under UNITED NATIONS instructions.
So this Lima declaration which by the way was signed UNLAWFULLY without a referendum under our Constitution 1901 back then by this new so-called fake unlawful government of the day that had a very young LABOR Unionist guy called Bob Hawke involved in it as well as this young Paul Keating fella.
It was the Labor Party Foreign Affairs Minister Don Willesee that signed the notorious Lima Agreement in 1975 NOT Gough Whitlam, they sacked him because he wouldn't agree to it which stripped Australia of its manufacturing ability and handed it to third world countries.
Neither the ALP nor the Liberals have made any attempt since to repeal this treacherous law.
The bottom line my fellow Australians… We were all sold out by a fake Corporate Two Party Preferred Government that fooled us all by stealth over the years and then was NEVER voted out of Parliament house to make sure the ultimate goal was achieved.
Australia’s GOOD cop and BAD cop routine.

My reply to this FaceBook entry. Keith Cashman

Totally on board with this. As a matter of fact I am going to put a copy of this in my family history as it buttons up all my complaints about today's disastrous situation. :I feel it is coming to needing a war to sort it all out. But who will we fight, our neighbours?
That is what it is coming down to.
"They" have organised it beautifully and promoted internal strife to some unknown end. (I should add, 'to us sheeples')

May be of historical interest to future readers?

World population[26]
Total Population of the World by Decade, 1950?2050 (Updated December 3, 2020)

Keeping track of a growing world

With just a few disruptions, the global population has grown at an increasing rate for hundreds of years.
Here are the UN projections from their Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

(historical and projected)

Year Total world population (mid-year figures) and Ten-year growth

rate (%)

1950 2,556,000,053 18.9%
1960 3,039,451,023 22.0
1970 3,706,618,163 20.2
1980 4,453,831,714 18.5
1990 5,278,639,789 15.2
2000 6,082,966,429 12.6
2010 6,956,823,603 10.7
2020 7,794,798,739 8.7
2030 8,548,487,000 7.3
2040 9,198,847,000 5.6
2050 9,735,034,000 ?

How big will it get?

Population projections can vary drastically, even if they're working from the same population data.
The UN Population Division projects that the world population will top out at around 11 billion, based on the average result of many different projections.
Time will tell how the COVID pandemic of 2020 will affect these models. :The far-reaching economic consequences of coronavirus will likely have some effect on growth rates, despite making a comparatively small impact on population sizes.
Climate change is another variable that will have a drastic effect.
Changes in the environment threaten important food production regions, like the Caribbean and the rainforests of Latin America (e.g. Brazil, which is the world's leading producer of soy and sugar cane).
India, another major producer of global foods, is also at risk of instability due to climate change.

Demographic trends

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, when the population of the world reached its peak growth rate, there were many concerns about runaway population growth.
Estimates of world population from recent years show that, while the total population is still growing, population growth has slowed considerably in the 21st century.
The global fertility rate has dropped by nearly 50% from the 1950s.
A large part of this reduction has been due to the drastic drop of fertility rates in developed countries, especially in Europe and Japan.
Data suggest that as women get better access to birth control and are more able to participate in the workplace, the birth rate declines. :Demographers also think that urbanization plays an important role in population change; children are more likely to work in agricultural societies, so there is more of an incentive to have more children.
There are some data that suggest a certain level of development can loop back around and cause an increase in the total fertility rate.
As life expectancies increase and healthcare improves, many women might elect to have children later in life.
In the United States, a 2018 Pew Research poll found that number of people with kids was higher than in 1994. This was attributable to a big bump in women having children between 34 and 44.
Most of the world's population increase is occurring in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia, especially in Nigeria and India. Their recent economic surges have (text ended here?)
The two exceptions to this are the United States and China, which both number among the fastest growing countries (and are two of the three most populous countries all ready).
The United States has a fertility rate comparable to other developed countries, but it has a rate of immigration that keeps its population well above replacement levels.
China would have likely been the fastest growing, if not for the ongoing effects of their (now abandoned) one-child policy.

Further to the above:

Subject: Interesting Statistics
Date received by email: 5 April 2021

Earth's Population in Perspective

The population of Earth is around 7.8 Billion. (identical to the above chart? coincidence or accurate forecasting?)

:For most people, it is a large figure, that is all.

However, if you condensed 7.8 billion in the world into 100 (% this was added by Keith Cashman to make a better analysis of the situation) persons, and then into various percentage statistics. The resulting analysis is relatively much easier to comprehend.

Out of 100:(% of population)

11 are in Europe
5 are in North America
9 are in South America
15 are in Africa
60 are in Asia
49 live in the countryside
51 live in cities
12 speak Chinese
5 speak Spanish
5 speak English
3 speak Arabic
3 speak Hindi
3 speak Bengali
3 speak Portuguese
2 speak Russian
2 speak Japanese
62 speak their own language.
77 have their own houses
23 have no place to live.
21 are over-nourished
63 can eat full meals
15 are under-nourished
1 ate the last meal, but did not make it to the next meal.
The daily cost of living for 48 is less than 2 USD (2 USD).
87 have clean drinking water
13 either lack clean drinking water or have access to a water source that is polluted.
75 have mobile phones
25 do not.
30 have internet access
70 do not have conditions to go online
7 received university education
93 did not attend college.
83 can read
17 are illiterate
33 are Christians
22 are Muslims
14 are Hindus
7 are Buddhists
12 are other religions
12 have no religious beliefs.
26 live less than 14 years
66 died between 15 - 64 years of age
8 are over 65 years old.

If you have your own home, eat full meals and drink clean water, Have a mobile phone, can surf the internet, and have gone to college, You are in the minuscule privileged lot. (in the less than 7% category) Amongst 100 persons in the world, only 8 can live or exceed the age of 65.

If you are over 65 years old, be content & grateful. Cherish life, grasp the moment. You did not leave this world before the age of 64 years like the 92 persons who have gone before you. You are already the blessed amongst mankind. Take good care of your own health. Cherish every remaining moment.

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Cashman is a County Cork surname the name being Anglicised from the Gaelic O’Coisain from the 16th century.
Seven hundred and ten of the 801 Cashman families in the Irish census of 1901 were listed as living in Cork.
Kissane is another variant of O’Coisain, this name being popular in County Kerry
427 or the 470 Kerry families in Ireland in 1901 were located in Kerry.

CLOYNE The town where Jeremiah Cashman

married Ellen Manning
in 1829.
The Mannings came from Cloyne. - photo (Cloyne2P1080252


Jeremiah Cashman
married Ellen Manning
at St Colman’s Catholic Church
on 7 February 1829.
The church was built c 1815 and
was renovated from 1984 to 1989, the grey sections being part of the original facade.

Ellen had been born at Cloyne

on 4 September 1829,
her parents being Will Manning
and Mary Harrington.
Jeremiah came from a small fishing village,
Aghada, on the eastern side of Cobh Harbour (see below).

Cloyne is a small town (with a 2011 population of 1462)

in East Cork some four miles east of Aghada.
The symbol of the town is a round tower, which dates from 560 A.D. :Reputedly when hostile forces entered the town the citizenry could lock themselves in the tower.
St Colman (530–608), who founded a monastery nearby,
is the patron saint of Cloyne.

AGHADA July 4, 2016 [29]

AGHADA (the ‘g’ is not pronounced) is a small fishing village on the eastern side of Cobh Harbour.
Lower Aghada consists of a fringe of houses on the waterfront and has a small pier.
Upper Aghada is the main settlement up a steepish hill.
Jeremiah Cashman, who
came from Aghada,
was an architect by profession.
However, from 1834 to 1853, farming appears to have been his main focus (see below).


and a John Cashman (possibly his brother)
were listed as owning land at Aghada
in the first land survey in Ireland,
the Tithe Applotment Books,
conducted between 1824–37
John had eight acres and
Jeremiah has two roods (half an acre).
The survey was conducted in order to determine the amount of tithe to be paid to the Church of Ireland for property holders over one acre.


the daughter of Jeremiah
and Ellen Cashman,
was baptised at St Erasmus Catholic Church
on 1 June 1831.
John Murray
and Cath. Manning (possibly a sister of Ellen)
were listed as the sponsors.
This church was demolished in the late 1980s when a new church was built. All that remains of the original church is its tower (see above).


July 3, 2016
COBH was the
birthplace of John Cashman,
son of Jeremiah
and Ellen Cashman, who was born sometime between 1830 and 1832.
We have not yet found any records of when he was born and when he emigrated to Australia (see below).

The majority of Irish emigrants in the 19th century departed Ireland from Cobh. St Colman’s Cathedral, located on a steep hill, dominated the town’s skyline.

Cobh was a major stopping point for large cruise ship including the Titanic, :Cobh being the last stop before the ship sank on her way to the USA.
It was also associated with the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine in 1915 off Kinsale, the survivors being brought back to Cobh.

Coobh 1.jpg (refer to google for pictures) Cobh 2.JPG


July 2, 2016
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Carrigtwohill (the ‘g’ is not pronounced) is Carraig Thuathail in Gaelic,
the meaning of this being meaning ‘Tuathal’s rock’.
Historian Ollie Sheehan arranged for a rock to be placed at the intersection of the Main Street and a road leading up the townland of Forest Town.
The rock features the name of the town and all the nearby townlands.
The population of the town in 2011 was 6665. (P1080521.JPG)
and Ellen Cashman
were the sponsors at a baptism of Mary,
daughter of John Cashman
and Mary Connell
at the St Mary’s Catholic Church Carrigtwohill (see below)
on 29 May 1833.
John was probably Jeremiah’s brother,
there being a John listed at Aghada (see above).

church-348x180.jpg Refer to ricashman - google for pictures


July 1, 2016
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From 1834 to 1853
Jeremiah, Ellen and James Cashman
had 61 acres in the townland of Forest Town, about a mile up a hill from Carrigtowhill.
The townland consisted of 124 acres
with 63 acres being owned by Hughes Martin, who was one of the local gentry and had a substantial house elsewhere.
The Cashman land was divided into three parcels
in 1854,
one owned by Jeremiah,
another by Ellen
and a third by James (perhaps a brother of Jeremiah).
The Cashmans were tenants who rented land from Martin.
Each parcel of Cashman land included a house.

The Cashmans

had been there since 1834
when the Tithe Applotment Books listed three Cashman landowners
Jeremiah (20 acres two roods),
James (20 acres two roods)
and Jonathan (20 acres two roods).

For Town 1834.JPG See ricashman via google for pictures

The Cashmans farmed good land, which now supports cattle and sheep. The land slopes down a hill to a heavily-wooded glen, which probably supports a watercourse.

The Griffith’s Valuation was conducted between 1847 and 1864 to determine how much each landowner and tenant should contribute to poor and the destitute, located within each Poor Law Union.

The 124 acres of the townland of Forest Town was surveyed in 1853.
The Cashmans occupied 61 acres (shaded green and marked 1)
next to the property of their landlord (marked 2).
This map shows the lane (off the main road) and two houses on the land. The wooded glen is towards the left. (See diagrams at ricashman via google)

Cman land 1853.JPG

C'man land 2 1853.JPG




Anne O’Mahoney (above) is one of the owners of former Cashman land. :The River Lee, which flows into Cobh Harbour is in the background.


Ollie Sheehan (above) showed us round Forest Town
and the Temple Curraheen cemetery.


June 30, 2016
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Ollie Sheehan believes that it was highly likely that Jeremiah and Ellen and other members of the family were buried at the Temple Curraheen graveyard, which is not far from the townland of Forest Town.
The cemetery, which is still in use, includes two ivy-covered walls of an abandoned church and being elevated has fine views of the River Lee as it winds itself to Cobh Harbour.
So far we have been unable to locate the grave, or date of death, of Jeremiah or Ellen Cashman.
Ollie Sheehan believes that there may have Cashman relatives in the Cork area but we have not yet been able to locate any. P1080517.jpg


I found the following article (a part of a larger document) on the web site of 'Sydney Criminal Lawyers'. (Australia)

This first page is considered by me as being of historical importance, giving some indication of why people are puzzled by the actions of police over time.
The following pages of the article are also worth reading.

Are the Boys in Blue Really There to Protect You? 21/03/2017 BY PAUL GREGOIRE & UGUR NEDIM[30][31]

Police officers group photograph (see the photo titled 'Boys in Blue'.

Print There’s a popular perception in mainstream society that the institution of the police was created to protect and serve the interests of the general population, and that officers on the beat are there to prevent crime and promote the interests of justice.

Indeed, many believe that police have always been a part of the community, and cannot imagine a society where you could not pick up the phone and make a call to the boys in blue.

To combat the mobilising poor (the purpose of the police)

But the fact is that prior to the nineteenth century, the institution of the police was not around as we know it today. Author David Whitehouse explains that the police service, in its modern form, was first created in the US and UK between 1825 and 1855.

What’s more, the institution’s goal was not to stop crime and it did not develop any new methods for preventing it. Rather, the ruling elites established police forces to combat the collective actions that were threatening their interests: mainly to guard against mobilising workers.

“So the police are a response to crowds,” writes Whitehouse, “not to crime.” The major threats to the interests of the upper class at the time were striking workers in England, rioting crowds in the north of the US and the threat of slave insurrections in the south of the States.

It was at that time that the modern wage-labour capitalist society was emerging and the owners of the means of production had to protect their interests from the forces that were simultaneously fostering the growth of this system, while at the same time gaining little benefits from it.

The police weren’t needed Whitehouse elaborates that before the great wealth disparity that exists in the world today, communities were more reliant on themselves to enforce social norms.

When capitalist society was emerging, people who lived in towns kept an eye out for others who were transgressing the collective social norms and, if someone did so, they would share the information and the perpetrators were dealt with.

Back in those times, apart from the aristocratic rulers, the majority of people living in the townships had greater social equality, so evidently, there was less incentive to rip someone else off, or pilfer another person’s property as the wealth that did exist was more evenly distributed.

The British experience In early nineteenth century Britain, as the shared lands – or commons as they were referred to then – became enclosed, the peasants were pushed off the land and moved into the growing cities to become the workers in the newly industrialising centres.

After some years, they began organising and the ruling classes started sending in the army to subdue groups of protesting and striking labour that, at times, could number in the tens of thousands.

This led to the establishment of the London police force in 1829. The institution was tasked with “inflict[ing] nonlethal violence” upon the crowds,” and thereby break these groups up without creating martyrs.

And over in Trumpsville New York in the early 1800s had a volunteer organisation called ‘the watch’. These people would patrol the streets at night to make sure nothing untoward was happening. This was around the same time that workers began organising.

During the first three decades of the century, black workers rioted four times to ensure that former slaves weren’t sent back to their previous masters and a life of servitude.

But it was the 1828 New Year’s Eve riot which comprised 4,000 Anglo-American workers that really gave the wealthy families of New York a fright. By 1845, what used to be known as the watch formally became the New York City Police Department.

The institution grew into a large and professionalised police force, with a military chain of command.

The Deep South Not surprisingly, in the old apartheid southern states of the US things were a tad harsher. Whitehouse points out that even before the New York police became organised, down in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the world’s first modern police forces was formed.

It was initially made up of what were known as the ‘slave patrols’, which were armed white men that walked the streets at night looking for any dark-skinned troublesome characters.

Around this time, the institution of slavery started to be abolished in the urban areas and the white population began to worry about how to deal with the development.

As the racial divisions and slavery laws began to change, the state decided it needed to enforce the dominance of the old slave masters. This led to the formation of the City Guard, which was comprised of slave patrol members. But over time, the white citizens became increasingly vulnerable.

The guard then developed into a 2­­4 hour police service, run along even more militarised lines than its New York counterparts.

Black lives matter As we all know, this is all history and, nowadays, society has become much more enlightened. That’s unless one takes a look at movements such as the #BlackLivesMatter campaign in the States.

This activist movement aims to raise awareness and prevent the continuation of circumstances that allow the systemic killing of African-Americans at the hands of US police, who for the most part are not prosecuted for the lives they’ve taken.

The failure to prosecute police, but rather to allow them to police themselves, is perhaps not surprising given the institution was not established to serve, or be made accountable to, the general populace.

Incarcerated Indigenous Australia And let’s not forget what happened on the sovereign soils of the First Nations peoples in Australia. From the moment the British occupied Australia, they began destroying the cultures and societies of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples via the Frontier Wars.

And what about the focus of policing today? When it comes to the adult prison population in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are heavily overrepresented. As of December last year, Indigenous people comprised 10,788 of the 39,568 incarcerated people in Australian correctional facilities.

While Australia’s First Peoples only make up about 2 percent of the nation’s population, they represent 27 percent of the population behind bars, they’re fourteen times more likely to be in custody than the country’s non-Indigenous people.

There is an enormous amount of research to suggest that police are more likely to confront, arrest and prosecute Indigenous people, and those of lower socioeconomic status, than the upper echelons of society.

New South Wales police The NSW police force is one of the largest police organisations in the English speaking world and, as the Wood Royal Commission pointed out 20 years ago, one of the most historically corrupt.

It began as the first civilian police force in Australia in 1789 to guard the town of Sydney. Back then, it was known as the ‘Night Watch’, which sounds a lot like those other organisations being formed around the western world at the time.

In 1862, all the watch teams were combined under the Police Regulation Act 1862 to form the NSW Police Force.

In June 1987, the NSW police force and the NSW police department amalgamated. Today, the force comprises 19,516 employees, with over fifteen and a half thousand officers and close to 4,000 civilian staff. It now operates under the Police Act 1990 and the Police Regulations 2008.

So if you are approached by a police officer, just be wary and remind yourself that they’re not necessarily there to help you or prevent crime – they’re there to protect the interest of the state.

An incident that happened recently (11/11/21) is worthy of comment.

One part of me that I am not proud of occurred that may explain why I have had such a turbulent life.
I am not proud of this fault and will not ask for forgiveness from anyone because I can never forgive myself.
I have a terrible temper when confronted with what appears to be an immovable object. I do not step back and rethink a situation but rather tackle it like a bull in a china shop. I have always been this way and I cannot forgive myself for these outbreaks of temper accompanied with foul language. It makes me suicidal to tell the truth.
This why I prefer to do things by myself as I can go through one of these tantrums unnoticed.
I have lost a good friend out of this latest episode but I am not going to apologise as it should never have happened in the first place. An apology does not erase the event.
What started out as a favour fixing a simple faulty part in their Air Conditioner turned into a nightmare for everyone concerned. These contraptions are so simple to disassemble once you know how but finding out how to do it is a nightmare. I went through exactly the same situation in my own home only a month or two before this. I am blessed with a woman who just stays out of my way and seems to dismiss the bullshit I go through with a smile.
When I look at the way I behaved I reflect over my life and realise why I only have acquaintances and not true friends. It is also most likely the reason my relationships don't last very long.
I just thought I would add this revelation to my profile so that people might get a better understanding of my personality when I am gone. Which I really hope is not too far away to tell the truth. My depression is deep at these times and takes a long time to dissipate even though it never goes away.
My early demise would be unfair to my partner Gina but being a selfish person I am conflicted with my deepest thoughts and her well being.
I have never had a good opinion of me and have had to live with that all my life.
I am one of those people that can't stand looking in the mirror.

Health report 21/11/21 This year I have developed my first real symptoms of old age.

Lumbago has progressed from an annoyance to more severe requiring medication (Panadol Osteo seems to work well)
It would also appear that the onset of Parkinson's Disease has begun. At the moment I can control it but at times it is a cause for concern. (I think my father had the same problem in old age)
In both cases it affects my beer drinking.
One it is difficult lifting a carton out of the boot of the car because my back hurts
and two, I am liable to spill my beer until I have had a couple, then it settles down to a safe level of control. I never want to be seen drinking beer from a straw, that would be embarrassing.
I also take pills for blood pressure, depression, blood thinning (aspirin) and one I haven't figured out yet. (Cholesterol)


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Just a note on getting old. Having a pretty healthy life up to the age of 76, age is creeping up on me.

I have Parkinson's disease slowly developing (I think my father also had this when he died). I have lumbago gradually worsening (I can tell this as it is now painful lifting a carton of beer out of the boot of the car, bloody disaster if it gets any worse). I have my right leg collapse from time to time for no reason that I know of. I misjudge the last step when getting down from a ladder and step off 2 rungs up rather than off the last rung. Crashed to the ground a couple of times due to this. Lucky not to damage myself badly. Last time I used my credit card I tried to enter my password but couldn't see the letters/numbers on the keypad. This distraction made me forget to put the card in the machine as well so the transaction was not approved. I was puzzled for a short time until I realised it was still in my hand so I must be losing my memory. Hopefully I don't get the dreaded amnesia (dementia) a lot of people suffer from. If I do I hope someone will put me down as it is terrible to see people in this condition. We are a terrible animal when it comes to keeping people alive past their use by date.

Anyway, if covid doesn't get me, I have a couple of years left in me I think. The world is in such a mess I am glad I don't have to live too long in it. Anyway in the meantime I am happy and contented with my lot.

Not being morbid just factual, Keith.

Just had to add this from FaceBook:

Love Alan's posts, lol. Alan Smith

I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 74 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don't have a curfew. I have a driver's license and my own car. The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant and I don't have acne. Life is great. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People get out of the way much faster now. Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers. Now they drink like their fathers. I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row. I decided to stop calling the bathroom "John" and renamed it the "Jim". I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning. Old age is coming at a really bad time. When I was a child I thought "nap time" was a punishment. Now it feels like a small vacation. The biggest lie I tell myself is... " I don't have to write that down, I'll remember it". I don't have gray hair... I have "wisdom highlights"! I'm just very wise. If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would've put them on my knees. Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven't met yet. Why do I have to press one for English when you're just going to transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway? Of course, I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice. At my age "Getting Lucky" means walking into a room and remembering what I came In there for. I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can't remember their names. Now, I'm wondering... did I send this to you, or did you send it to me?

posted by Keith Cashman
edited by Keith Cashman
I have added 2 images of charts in regard to cousins and how to find out your relationship in the hierarchy with relatives just in case you are interested.
posted by Keith Cashman
I'm very interested if you still have the chart? I see your name come up a lot during my researches
posted by Garry Cashman
With the Covid 19 flu there are some really weird restrictions place on people. Bans for travelling interstate, travel allowed up to 5 kms from home for necessities only, and the latest that took my eye. Travelling back from the North Shore Hospital on the M1 roadway the electronic signs had the message "permits required to leave the metropolitan Sydney area". It really gives you an eerie feeling to see this. The movie 1984 was not a joke, we are living with it now in 2020, 2021 and probably the after effects of stupid decisions made to terrify the public. The number of deaths from covid are continually rammed down our throats but in reality is nowhere near as bad as other things like cancer. I am adding a chart to images to show a bit of a picture on the number of deaths in categories for March 2021 from a government statistic site. Someone in the future might like to reflect back on this. They are running the country broke with their stupidity. At first the government panicked but continued that panic even though it was becoming quite evident that there was no need for it.

I have placed a photocopy of an 'Order' by the Tasmanian Health Minister in 1952 in images. The language is unambiguous and is in stark contrast to today's wishy washy coercion that is taking place with Covid.

posted by Keith Cashman
edited by Keith Cashman
I thought it might be interesting to list the events of the day that are prominent for future reference.

As at

Thursday 27/05/2021
-Covid is the flu virus of the world at this time. It would seem it came from a lab in Wuhan China and has escaped causing a panic world wide.
-Israel and the Palestinians are having an escalation of war that seems to continue forever.
-The world is being tortured by continual scare tactics over climate, Global warming, downgraded to Global change and producing 'green' energy being a priority. This in turn is supposed to reduce pollution but in my view only puts off pollution to a later date ie. battery disposal for one item to be dealt with.
- Coal power in any form is declared a major cause of pollution but is still in demand for production of power supply. Australia sells the stuff but won't build any more coal powered power stations. We also sell uranium but will not build nuclear power stations. We are left to wind and solar creating more future pollution and unreliable base load power.
-There is a push for Globalisation throughout the world. I personally feel that it gives too much power to a centralised world government who could use it as a tool for power over people and countries.
-Computerisation has allowed some people extremely powerful control over media and people not fitting THEIR agenda. As I read recently it is like the old soap box speeches in parks where you could say what you liked being radicalised to a point where you can only say what the illuminati allow you to say.
-Cars are becoming electric but are still far from convincing me that they are really all that environmentally friendly. They certainly aren't convenient for distance travel with re-charging stations taking an exorbitant amount of time to 'refill' your batteries and not easily accessible. My other question is why is it that batteries and power stations used to generate the power is more environmentally 'friendly'?
Well that's it for today.
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Just a note on my health for posterity.

I have been subject to depression and anxiety all my life. Why? I'm sure that there are lots of reasons but as I get older (now 76) I find that I suffer from deep depression everyday and have no reason for it. Other than that I have been really blessed with reasonable health. I did have a cardiac infarction on my birthday at 42 years of age while living in Bondi and spent time in St. Vincent's hospital. The doctors have checked me out 40 years later and can't find any signs of heart damage from his episode. You might like to know that my doctors name while I was in St. Vincents was Dr. Death (pronounce it as you like but they pronounced it 'Deeth'. Still, I wondered if it was an omen at the time, but apparently not. My life is the best it has ever been and I thank God for the blessing of that and for my partner Gina turning up in my flagging years. I have in my time been admitted to the Wyong Hospital psychiatric hospital for a 'holiday' for a fortnight and this did me the world of good following the breakdown of my marriage (again) to Janice Balderi. As far as anxiety is concerned I have always had an aversion to doing anything in case I get it wrong or it doesn't work out to be what was expected. My aim for perfection in everything I do inhibits me even beginning to do anything. These days I put it down to laziness and having no real reason to do anything unless it is necessary. I am enjoying being retired and treating it like a holiday. I fill in my time mainly reading and in the last couple of years have read everything from Jews, Germans, Serbs, Australians, and history of nations, as well as about people and wars in relation to Australian involvement. Currently there is a worldwide 'pandemic' called Covid-19 emanating out of Wuhan province in China. It has restricted movement to a degree that for the first time ever you can leave a state in this country with no guarantee of being able to return or returning to your own state without having to go into quarantine. It is highly likely that the current trend of getting a barcode to say your taking the vaccine to combat this 'pandemic' will turn out to be a worldwide database of people. Who will be the controller of this information is yet to be seen but it certainly won't be our own government.

We now have an outbreak of a mutation of the virus from the Congo that is believed to be a development from the HIV virus and impervious to current vaccines. Nature is out to get us.

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This might be interesting to some people.

When I was about 30 I used to go for morning runs until one day I couldn't run as far a 2 house blocks. I had no idea why and tried a couple of times and then gave up. I used to be a long distance runner so it was a bit of a puzzle to me but I didn't follow it up with a doctor. When I finally separated from my wife and left our Wrench Street address at Cambridge Park NSW I ended up in Tasmania at my Mothers husbands farm. She was Mrs McCulloch at that time. Anyway I used to smoke heavily and would get severe chest pains. At the time I would walk around the paddocks bashing myself in the chest with my fist until it went away. I also had a morbid desire to end it all and blamed the situation on my smoking habits thinking it was my lungs causing the problem so I smoked even more to speed the process up. If I was going to die I was going to give it a helping hand. That period of my life passed on. Then, when I was 42 (on my birthday) I went to a doctor around the corner from where I lived in Beach Road (Bondi Australia) as I had chest pains all night and they would not go away. These pains were heavy pressure on the chest, the previous pains I described were sharp pains so they were different. The young lady doctor asked what I wanted as I didn't have an appointment. This was a saturday morning. I told her I had pains in the chest so she did a quick check and declared I was having a heart attack. She administered adrenaline and called an ambulance straight away. The woozy feeling of the drug was horrible and the ambo's said she probably overdid it a bit. Anyway I ended up in St Vincent's hospital for a couple of weeks under the care of, wait for it, Dr Death (I think it was probably pronounced Deeth) so the message was clear. I went from intensive care to a private room until the nurses got sick of walking so far just for one patient, they put me in a ward full of heart patients, and that was an incredible experience, the ward was not as you would expect, it was not morbid, just the opposite, it was actually a lot of fun joking with one another. When someone left the ward for an operation everyone wished them well and showed a lot of respect. One fellow was waiting for a heart transplant (an ex policeman), he had been given permission to visit Bondi Beach with his wife as he wasn't expected to live as there was no heart available. The police and ambulance people grabbed him off the beach and rushed him back to hospital for a transplant. I met him months later on the Central Coast at a service station and he was as spritely as ever. Anyway, they got me well without major surgery and I was the fittest man in Bondi for a few months. I was back to my resilient self again. I now know what a heart attack feels like and how shortness of breath is not due to lungs in most cases. The heart attack was at 42 years old, I gave up smoking at this point (I wonder why). I am now 75 and going well. The next one might turn out a bit differently. Just saying.

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posted by Traci Thiessen
Thank you Traci. I guess I need all the help I can get. I just gather tit bits of information and it gets me into trouble at times but I plod on hoping I do more good than harm.

Regards, Keith

posted by Keith Cashman
I want to congratulate you on your Family Star award you received on April 21, 2020.

John Williams

posted by [Living Williams]
Much appreciated John, it is nice to know that my efforts don't go unnoticed, but it also nice to know people are willing to contribute to the endeavours of others.
posted by Keith Cashman
Keith, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000 contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Also, I have to admit, that is one of the most honest biographies I've read. I admire your courage.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Photo's now aligned correctly by deleting and re-installing.
posted by Keith Cashman
My photos are all over the place, upside down etc. How can I turn them around.

Thank you if you can help.

posted by Keith Cashman

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