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HomepageDescendants of James & Sarah (nee Murrey) Cullen
Brendan Cullen

James Cullen was born, 1799, in Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow, near the Carlow and Kildare county bounderies. He was married circa 1827 to Sarah Murrey ( b. 1801 ) also of Kiltegan. The known children are four sons and two daughters; William, Patrick, James, John, Catherine ( Kitty ), and Mary. The family of James & Sarah Cullen is the earliest generation known to the author to date. The name, James, was previously thought to be William (married to a Sarah O’Toole), but recently discovered journals of my great grandfather clearly show that his grandfather was James Cullen, married to Sarah Murrey. Descendants of this family are located mainly in the counties of Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, and Wicklow. There are also some emigrant branches noted, specifically in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, England, and in the States of New York, Michigan, Washington, and Illinois, USA. Some interesting and outstanding personalities are to be found in this family, among them: Una Cullen, late of Astoria, New York, a survivor of the 1934 "Morro Castle" ocean liner fire; and Finian Cullen, of Dublin, Ireland, who was a highly skilled Cabinetmaker. An example of his fine work is occasionally on display in the Civic Museum, William Street, Dublin.

There is a separate page containing information about some of the relatives of William Joseph Cullen (1857-1949). The table gives names, dates, and locations for other relatives and surnames that connect to these Cullens.

The following family information has been provided by Brendan Cullen of Dublin, Ireland, a descendant of the family who has a keen interest in Cullen genealogy. He can be contacted through the Posting Pages of this website. His work continues and I'm sure we'll hear more from him in the future!

Descendants of James & Sarah (nee Murrey) Cullen
in Counties Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, and Wicklow, Ireland

Brendan Cullen

James Cullen (1799-1889), of Kiltegan, Co Wicklow, married Sarah Murrey (May, 1801-Jan 3, 1889) about 1827. James & Sarah lived and died in Kiltegan, Co Wicklow.

Four sons and two daughters from this marriage are recorded:

William Cullen (1829-Mar 15, 1903) was married, c. 1853, to Mary Walshe (1831-Jun 24, 1891), both of Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. They lived in Humewood, Kiltegan until 1864 where the first five children were born. They then moved to Beechy Park, Rathvilly, Co Carlow. The family later moved to Ballyburn, Co Kildare where William took up the job of gardener on the estate of Ballyburn House. Mary died Jun 24, 1891 in Prumplestown, not far from Ballyburn. William died Mar 15, 1903 in Ballyburn.

Six children from this marriage are recorded:

William Joseph Cullen (July 16, 1857-Jul 14, 1949) lived at 8, Marlborough St. Dublin until he married Mary Anne Cassidy (Nov 8, 1860-Aug 10, 1907). William and Mary Anne were married Jan 29, 1880 at Sts. Michael & John's Church, Dublin. They lived in her family home at 26, Fishamble St., Dublin. Their first 5 children were born there. Later they all moved to 131, Nth. King St. Dublin where 6 more children were born. William's occupations were: Van Conductor, Commercial Clerk, and then Manager at Bergins Grain Depot (Provisions), Smithfield, Dublin.

Eleven children from this marriage are recorded:

William Joseph Cullen (Oct 27, 1882-Mar 15, 1933) was married, on Jun 8, 1908 at Goldenbridge Chapel, to Elizabeth Gilmore (Jun 28, 1884-Jan 25, 1960). The family resided at Inchicore, Mount Brown, and lastly, Bulfin Road, all in Dublin. William, also known as Liam and Willie, was highly regarded in the printing profession in Dublin. Was involved in publishing the Irish poet, Padraig O Conaire.

Nine children from this marriage are recorded:

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