Sunday, January 11, 2015

History in houses - Homes of our KENEALLY and BUTLER ancestors

My great-grandpaents, William Joseph KENEALLY (or KENELLEY) and Margaret Anne BUTLER, owned a number of houses in the Renwick St area of Drummoyne between the late 1880s and early 1900s.

38 Renwick St, Drummoyne, Sydney (1892-1956)

This home was purchased in 1892. My paternal grandmother, Ellen Maria KENEALLY, was born in this house in 1893 in Drummoyne.

38 Renwick St, Drummoyne
Photo taken in the mid 1990s

38 Renwick St, Drummoyne (renovated)
Photo taken in January 2015

26 Renwick St, Drummoyne, Sydney (1897-c. 1926)

This home was purchased in 1897. My great-grandparents lived in this home for many years. They were listed in 1913 in the Sydney Sands Directory and the house was called "Killea", after William's birthplace in County Tipperary, Ireland. This is the home where William KENEALLY died in 1926.

Source: Sydney Sands Directory 1913

Excerpt from William KENELLEY's (or KENEALLY) death certificate in 1926

26 Renwick St, Drummoyne
Photo taken in 2009

26 Renwick St, Drummoyne
Photo taken in 2015

85 Renwick St, Drummoyne, Sydney (1905-1956)

This place was also owned by the KENEALLYs. At one stage, James KENEALLY (William and Margaret's son) lived her with his family.

85 Renwick St, Drummoyne
Photo taken in 2009

85 Renwick St, Drummoyne
Photo taken in 2015


25 Thornley St, Drummoyne, Sydney (1915-c.1918)

This place was also owned by the KENEALLYs. The photos I have of this place now seem to show that it has either been completed renovated or rebuilt.

25 Thornley St, Drummoyne
Photo taken in 2015


33 Moore St, Drummoyne

During the mid 1920s, and possibly for longer, James Joseph KENEALLY (son of William KENEALLY and Margaret BUTLER), lived with his family at 33 Moore St, Drummoyne.

33 Moore St, Drummoyne
Photo taken in 2009

2 comments:

  1. You're really on a roll with these housie posts. You've given me ideas for my blog.

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  2. My last hurrah before heading back to the dayjob tomorrow. Looking forward to your blog posts.

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