Jane MAKIM

Female 1846 - 1911  (65 years)


Personal Information

  • Name Jane MAKIM 
    Born 1846  Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Oct 1911  Trean, Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958
    Person ID I18423  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2018 

    Father John MAKIM, ,of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland,   b. 1811, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1881, Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Ellen Jane SCANLON,   b. 1815, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1879, Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married
    • A young 24 year old by the name of William John Makim(surname spelt as Macken in the Dublin Gazette of the time) was murdered on the 2nd of April 1878 ,when the carriage carrying William Sydney Clements ,the hated 3rd Lord of Leitrim,was attacked by several of his tenants,about three miles from Milford,Donegal. Whether this lad is a nephew of John and Jane is not certain, although his age would suggest he could be.His widowed mother, Sarah Makim,of Lough Rynn ,was granted seven hundred pounds compensation for his death by the Donegal Grand Jury.

      Killing of the Earl of Leitrim

      In the decades before land reform in Ireland the Leitrim Estate was one of the largest in County Donegal, and included large swathes of land in the West of Ireland as well as Donegal, where the family ran their affairs from their seat at Manor Vaughan outside Carrigart.

      The Estate leased 12,176 acres in Fanad, around half the area of the parish, from Trinity College, Dublin, along with a further 42,669 acres around Milford. This was the greater part of their Estate, as their land in Galway, Leitrim and Kildare came to 40,655 acres in total. William Sydney Clements, who held the title of 3rd Earl of Leitrim from 1854 to 1878, was a quick-tempered man who was forever falling out with his tenants. Constant criticism from liberal newspapers had little effect on Leitrim's behaviour, but the way in which he met his end still caused shock and outrage.

      Early on the Tuesday morning of the 2nd April 1878, he was on his way to Letterkenny from Manor Vaughan when he, his driver Charles Buchanan and John Makim his clerk were set upon at Woodquarter, on the western shore of Mulroy Bay. All three lost their lives. Although no-one was ever convicted of his murder, there is little doubt that he was killed by three of his tenants from Fanad, Neil Shiels of Doaghmore, Michael McElwee of Ballywhoriskey, and Michael Heraghty of Tullyconnell. Shiels and Heraghty were Fenians and McIlwee was a member of the secret society known as the Ribbonmen.
      Heraghty was the only one of the three arrested and charged with the murder, but 6 other men were charged with him: his brother Patrick, the three brothers Anthony, Bernard and Thomas McGrenaghan of Gortnatraw North, and their first cousins Anthony and Michael McGrenaghan from the same townland. Circumstantial evidence - a gun butt and a piece of paper used to wrap lead - linking Michael Heraghty and the McGrenaghans respectively to the murder was found at the crime scene.
      It is quite possible that the evidence was strong enough to convict Heraghty but he died of typhus while in custody in Lifford Jail. His funeral cortege was met by a crowd of 3,000 when it approached the Fanad peninsula. The others were never brought to trial and released in February 1879.

      Shiels lived the remainder of his life in Fanad until his death in 1924, living long enough not only to see the end of landlordism but an Irish Free State.

    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard CROWE, ,Farmer.Son of Francis Crowe,of Frayne (Mohill),   b. 1844, Trean, Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1929, Trean, Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1874  Killoe, County Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the Australian Makim Family Reunion booklet of 1989 it was incorrectly recorded that Esther Ann Makim's daughter emigrated to the USA and married Henry Martin Hoag-but present availability of records has found this to be incorrect.
      Elizabeth Maude Crowe was the daughter of Richard Crowe ,and Jane Makim ,and it was she who married Henry Martin Hoag.
    Children 
     1. Susan Jane CROWE,   b. 5 May 1875, Trean, Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age 42 years)
     2. Teresa Anne"Essie Annie" CROWE,   b. 6 Jun 1876, Trean, Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. the U.S.A Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret Edwina CROWE,   b. 19 Jul 1878, Trean, Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1939, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Richard William CROWE,   b. 9 Nov 1880, Trean, Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1961, Lurga, Mohill , County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Elizabeth Maude CROWE,   b. 10 May 1882, Trean, Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1948, the U.S.A Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Jane Eviline"Eva" CROWE,   b. 26 Mar 1884, Lisdadanan, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926, Drumkeilvy, Riverstown, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     7. Emma CROWE,   b. 18 Feb 1885, Lisdadanan, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1885, Lisdadanan, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Frederick Alexander CROWE,   b. 18 Sep 1887, Lisdadanan, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1969, Kilbracken, Carrigallen, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     9. Edith Sarah"Dolly" CROWE,   b. 5 May 1889, Lisdadanan, County Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1978, Bournemouth, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F7542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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