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John St. John, Fenian Brotherhood Prisoner

Sometimes, I like to go rabbit hole hunting to see what I might find. Tonight turned into one of those nights. So this 1866 picture of John St. John is related to the following topics: Prisoners / Ireland -- History -- 1837-1901 / Mountjoy Prison / Fenian Brotherhood. I am not sure if they are US Navy or prisoners or both. The Fenian Brotherhood was an Irish Republican organization founded in the US in 1858. I found a John St. John, Kilsheelan, near Clonmel that held a misc. subscription to the O'Connell Monument for 10s. on 16 Oct 1862. See https://libsysdigi.library.uiuc.edu/OCA/Books2009-12/3762908/3762908.pdf pg 84/265 The O'Connell Monument is in honor of Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) who successfully campaigned for the rights of Irish Catholics to become members of Parliament. The Fenian Rising in 1866 failed and the Irish-American officers who landed at Cork, in the expectation of commanding an army against England, were imprisoned. If you know anything about this John St. John, please let me know! Thanks!
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"Data Fata Secutus" which means, "Let the fates be our guide" Submitted by R. Saint John 21 Nov 2011
Oliver St. John of Tandragee, Ireland (possibly Lord Deputy of Ireland)

NAMES: Oliver ST. JOHN of Tandragee; Ralph DAWON of Drominakelly, Co. Armagh; PLACES: Tullyhappies, Ballymacrangan [Ballymacdermot?]; Arthur DAWSON; Daniel KELLY; Henry CLOSE of Waringstown; Thomas DAWSON; Joseph STRAITON of Artbaka, aka Artbrackagh; John DANE;John MOORE; Walter COPE. Sharon Oddie Brown. December 16, 2011 Book 39, page 405, #25919 Transcribed by Dawn Lowe. Deed of Lease Dated 16 Oct 1716 From Oliver St. John[1] of Tandrogee[2], County Ardmagh To Ralph Dawson[3] of Drominakelly[4], County Ardmagh, Gent Whereby said Oliver St. John for 5 shillings in hand paid by Ralph Dawson and for consideration of Rents, services, Covenants and agreements therein reserved did demise, farm let, etc. to Ralph Dawson all that and those Town and lands of Upper Tullyhappies Lower Tullyhappies and Ballymacrangan[5] with the Corn Mill standing thereon and the Toll Moulter or Grist of all the corn ground at said Mill and also the sixth part of Lisnalee[6] thereunto adjoining the same situated and being in the Barony of Orrier, County Ardmagh ? containing 997 acres with all houses, apprutenances, to Ralph Dawson and his heirs and assigns from 1 May than last past for and during the natural lives of him Ralph Dawson, Arthur Dawson[7] only son of Ralph Dawson by Mary[8] his wife and Daniel Kelly[9] second son of Cornelius Kelly of Lurgan[10] by Margaret[11] his wife and for the longest liver of them ? Ralph Dawson and his heirs yielding and paying thereout yearly to Oliver St. John and his heirs Rent of 80 pounds sterling over and above all Taxes and Country Charges the one moiety thereof on the 1st and the other moiety of half on May 1st by equal portions ? If rent is behind by 21 days then it would be lawful for Oliver St. John or his heirs to enter and Distrain and the Distresses then and there found to keep/sell until the Rent is paid. Rent and Arrears if happened to be due together with 4 pence per pound fee for distraining by fully satisfied and paid and that Henry Close[12] (?) of Warringstowne[13], County Downe, Thomas Dawson[14] of Tandrogee and Joseph Straiton[15] of Artobraka both in County Ardmagh Gents are witnesses subscribing and attesting to said Deed of Lease and that John Dane[16] of Ardmagh, County Ardmagh Gent and Joseph Straiton are witnesses by subscribing to this Memorial. Ralph Dawson: Seal Signed and sealed in presence of John Dane Joseph Straiton Com Ardmagh Att the Genl Sessions of the Peace held at Ardmagh 16 Jan 1723. Joseph Straiton of Artobracka County Ardmagh Gent swears as subscribing witness in open court that he is a subscribing witness to the Deed of Lease whereof this is a Memorial. John Moore[17] Walter Cope[18] Registered 29 Apr 1724 [1] Oliver ST. JOHN of Tandrogee, County Ardmagh [2] Tandragee, Co. Armagh [3] Ralph DAWSON of Drominakelly, County Ardmagh, Gent. He was the brother of both Thomas DAWSON and Alice DAWSON, all of them children of William DAWSON and Mary JACKSON. Mary JACKSON was b. abt 1645, but I know nothing about her parents. She was married in Dublin in 1671. [4] Drominakelly aka Drumnakelly, Parish of Lurgen, Co. Armagh [5] Upper Tullyhappies Lower Tullyhappies, Parish of Killevey, Barony of Orier Lower and Ballymacrangan possibly Ballymacdermot in the Parish of Killevy, Barony of Orrier Upper, County Ardmagh aka [6] Lisnalee, Parish of Forkhill, Barony of Orrier Lower, County Ardmagh aka [7] Arthur DAWSON, only son of Ralph DAWSON by Mary ORR. [8] Mary ORR SOURCE: T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries. She was the wife of Ralph DAWSON [9] Daniel KELLY, second son of Cornelius KELLY of Lurgan by Margaret his wife. He was the husband of Alice DAWSON. SOURCE: T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries. NOTE: He was also a nephew of Ralph DAWSON who bequathed Dawson's Grove to him. [10] Lurgan, Co. Armagh [11] Margaret [?] wife of Cornelius KELLY [12] Henry CLOSE of Waringstown, Co. Down. [13] Waringstown, Co. Down [14] Thomas DAWSON of Tandragee, brother of Ralph DAWSON [15] Joseph STRAITON of Artbaka, aka Artbrackagh, Parish of Drumcree, Barony of Oneeilland West, Co. Armagh [16] John DANE, Gent, of Armagh, Co. Armagh. [17] John MOORE [18] Walter COPE http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1716Oct16DAWSON.html
St. John Family Motto

St. John Family Motto "I will live for those who love me, For those who know me true; For the Heaven that smiles above me; And waits my coming, too; For the cause that needs assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do." From the Samuel St. John Family (OSA #0245) b. 1756 Taken from reunion papers of 1882 source: http://the-red-thread.net/genealogy/Sension-St.John.html

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