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Roe Swyny (bef. 1754 - abt. 1801)

Roe "of Moyriesk" Swyny aka Sweeney, Swieny
Born before in Clare, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about after about age 47 in Belvoir, Clare, Irelandmap
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Ireland Native
Roe Swyny was born in Ireland.


In 1768 Roe resided at Curraghmoghaun Townland, he is listed as a Freeholder, his property valued at 10 pounds.[2]

By 1790 he was said to be from Moriesk, an adjacent townland.[3]

Roe had at least three daughters and one son. The Irish tended to have large families so there still may be a number of children yet to be identified.

  • Daniel Sweeney of Rathclooney bef 1770, married McNamara
  • Margaret Sweeney bef 1772, married O'Donnell
  • Martha Sweeney bef 1773, married O'Connell
  • Female Sweeney bef 1780, married Hehir

Based on the wedding notice of his daughter Margaret, Roe was reasonably well off. He was probably a gentleman as Burke's Peerage describes Margaret as the 'possible heiress of Roe Swieny.'[4]

Ennis Chronicle, Monday, November 29, 1790 Married last Thursday, Mr. John O'Donnell of Dunmore to Miss Margaret Swieny, daughter of Mr. Roe Swieny of Moriesk, an amiable and accomplished young lady, with a handsome fortune.

Roe died abt 1801 at Belvoir, Clare, Ireland with probate granted in Dublin.[5]

The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.



  1. Veronica Williams created WikiTree profile Swyny-1 through the import of CASSIDY and SWEENEY 4_2013-08-13_2013-08-16.ged on Aug 16, 2013.
  2. Freeholders of County Clare, 1768, Sweeny Roe, Curaghmoghan, Curaghmoghan, £10, 341.
  3. COYLE W Feb 2013 - Descendants of Geoffrey O'Connell, Emails November 2012
  4. Burke's Peerage, Irish Family Records. P896
  5. Dublin, Ireland, Probate Record and Marriage Licence Index, 1270-1858 (Provo, UT, USA, Operations, Inc., 2011).

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