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Joseph (Cavana) KavanaghAge: 73 years18671941

Name
Joseph (Cavana) Kavanagh
Surname
Kavanagh
Given names
Joseph (Cavana)
Birth March 4, 1867 44 41
Christening March 14, 1867 (Age 10 days)
Death of a sisterMary Jane Kavanagh
April 24, 1870 (Age 3 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Jane Kavanagh
May 25, 1870 (Age 3 years)
Death of a motherEliza Scott
December 24, 1891 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1
John Thomas (“Jack”) Kavanagh
March 18, 1892 (Age 25 years)
Christening of a sonJohn Thomas (“Jack”) Kavanagh
May 1, 1892 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Lily Kavanagh
October 14, 1893 (Age 26 years)
Christening of a daughterLily Kavanagh
December 4, 1893 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Joseph Henry Kavanagh
before October 6, 1895 (Age 28 years)
Christening of a sonJoseph Henry Kavanagh
October 6, 1895 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sonJoseph Henry Kavanagh
November 9, 1895 (Age 28 years)
Burial of a sonJoseph Henry Kavanagh
November 11, 1895 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Emily Kavanagh
before December 13, 1896 (Age 29 years)
Christening of a daughterEmily Kavanagh
December 13, 1896 (Age 29 years)
Death of a daughterEmily Kavanagh
1897 (Age 29 years)
Burial of a daughterEmily Kavanagh
1897 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Herbert Kavanagh
before August 7, 1898 (Age 31 years)
Christening of a sonHerbert Kavanagh
August 7, 1898 (Age 31 years)
Death of a sonHerbert Kavanagh
October 1898 (Age 31 years)
Burial of a sonHerbert Kavanagh
October 4, 1898 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6
James William Kavanagh
May 30, 1899 (Age 32 years)
Christening of a sonJames William Kavanagh
June 28, 1899 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Margaret (“Sis”) Kavanagh
January 14, 1901 (Age 33 years)
Christening of a daughterMargaret (“Sis”) Kavanagh
June 2, 1901 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Gladys Elizabeth Kavanagh
before January 8, 1904 (Age 36 years)
Christening of a daughterGladys Elizabeth Kavanagh
January 8, 1904 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Freda Kavanagh
1906 (Age 38 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Henry Kavanagh
November 1, 1907 (Age 40 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Henry Kavanagh
November 4, 1907 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a son
#10
Joseph Kavanagh
April 15, 1908 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#11
Sydney Kavanagh
1913 (Age 45 years)
Death of a wifeMargaret Ann Nevison
1919 (Age 51 years)
MarriageEllen KellyView this family
1923 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherJames W. Kavanagh
October 21, 1924 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Kavanagh
November 18, 1926 (Age 59 years)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Kavanagh
November 22, 1926 (Age 59 years)
Death of a daughterGladys Elizabeth Kavanagh
1932 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sonSydney Kavanagh
1932 (Age 64 years)
Death of a wifeEllen Kelly
1934 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Kavanagh
1936 (Age 68 years)
Death 1941 (Age 73 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 22, 1844St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Donegall Street, Shankill, Belfast
10 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
20 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Bernard (Cavanagh) Kavanagh
Birth: before September 5, 1860 37 34Belfast, Ireland
Death: March 23, 18615 Cromac Street, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
22 months
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
Mary Jane Kavanagh
Birth: April 2, 1864 41 38Cromac Street, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
Death: April 24, 18709 Bruslee Steet., Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
3 years
himself
Family with Margaret Ann Nevison - View this family
himself
wife
son
19 months
daughter
2 years
son
Joseph Henry Kavanagh
Birth: before October 6, 1895 28 26Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Death: November 9, 1895Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
14 months
daughter
Emily Kavanagh
Birth: before December 13, 1896 29 27Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Death: 1897Teesdale district, Co. Durham
20 months
son
Herbert Kavanagh
Birth: before August 7, 1898 31 29Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Death: October 1898Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
10 months
son
20 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
Gladys Elizabeth Kavanagh
Birth: before January 8, 1904 36 35Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Death: 1932Teesdale district, Co. Durham
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
daughter
Vera Kavanagh
son
Sydney Kavanagh
Birth: 1913 45 44Teesdale district, Co. Durham
Death: 1932Teesdale district, Co. Durham
Family with Ellen Kelly - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1923Sunderland district, Co. Durham
Unknown Peters + Ellen Kelly - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
son-in-law

Note

At baptism " Joseph Cavana of John Cavana and Eliza Scott, sponsor Anne Webb.

Ropemaker (hemp) in 1911. Place of birth shown as Leeds, Yorks, (though Ireland in earlier censuses). Ropemaker (retired) in 1939.

Teesdale Mercury, Barnard Castle 19 Oct 1887. "A band of young men acting as the Christy Minstrels gave an entertainment in the Morriss Memorial Schools, on the evening of the 7th of October. This is the second time the minstrels have performed at Startforth........The object of the entertainment was to raise funds for the Boldros Mission.... " Mr. J. Kavanagh's solo songs were: comic song: "I Say, Tommy"; comic song: "Caroline"; song: "Annie Dear"; comic song: "Rocking the Baby to Sleep"; comic song: "The Bald Headed Swell". "The singing and acting of Mr. J. Kavanagh was very good indeed, and he received several encores."

Teesdale Mercury 9 Nov 1887 "The Barnard Castle Christy Minstrels gave their third entertainment, this season, on Saturday last, in the Miners' Hall, Butterknowle....Mr. Kavanagh's songs, "Rocking the Baby to Sleep" and "The Bald Headed Swell", brought down the house and were encored. The acting of Messrs. J. Kavanagh,....... was very good indeed and caused great merriment....... The entertainment was given in aid of the men who are on strike at the Woodland Colliery."

Teesdale Mercury 14 Dec 1887 "On Saturday evening a grand entertainment was given in the School-room at Egglestone, by the Barnard Castle Christy Minstrels, on behalf of the brass bands funds....."a capital song, "Orange Blossoms" by Mr. J. Kavanagh............"Rocking the Baby to Sleep" and "The Bald Headed Swell" were two character songs exceedingly well performed by Mr. J. Kavanagh.......A series of the most amusing sketches and farces carried out by Messrs. Longworth, Kavanagh, and Smith, caused endless amusement........upon Mr. Kavanagh's being recalled, he rendered "Where's That Bob" in his own inimitable style. The singing of "God Save the Queen" brought a thoroughly enjoyable evening to a close."

Teesdale Mercury 20& 27 Feb 1889 "HURY. Entertainment at the Navy Mission Room. On Friday evening the Barnard Castle Christy Minstrels gave an entertainment in the above room to a large audience.......special mention mus be made of Messrs. Wardle, Kavanagh (who kept the audience in roars of laughter)......." [Several more mentions of him.]

Teesdale Mercury 5 Feb 1890 report of knife and fork supper at Barnard Castle Junior Liberal Club. 2 songs "Scheider, how you vas" & "Rocking the baby to sleep" sung by Mr. J. Kavanagh.

Possibly the "Bro. Cavanagh", who "enlivened the proceedings with a song" at the Oddfellows annual supper and entertainment (Teesdale Mercury 14 Dec 1892). His father had played engagements for the Oddfellows in Belfast.

Teesdale Mercury 18 Jan 1893 "Young Men's Entertainment at Barnard Castle. An entertainment given by the young men and friends of the Primitive Methodist Society, in friendly rivalry to a similar one provided by the young ladies, about a month ago, came off with splendid success on Friday night, in their school-room in Newgate..........songs were given by...Mr. J. Kavanagh......An amusing renering of two duetts by Messrs Kavanagh and R. W. Appleby created quite a storm of applause.....The merriment of the audience was perhaps at its height when the laughing chorus was given by Messrs Kavanagh, Wardle, White and Appleby, which concluded the programme."

Teesdale Mercury 11 Apr 1894 "Startforth Cricket Club.....Mr. Kavanagh was elected vice-captain." [Several sporting references to him around this time and later.]

Teesdale Mercury 20 May 1896 Startforth School annual entertainment - several songs by Mr. J. Kavanagh.

Teesdale Mercury 13 Oct 1897 Langleydale National School concert: included songs by Mr. Kavanagh.

Teesdale Mercury 11 Jan 1899 Cotherston Temperance Hall, New Year's entertainment by Cotherston and Barnard Castle friends - inc. songs by Mr. J. Kavanagh.

Teesdale Mercury 3 Jul 1901 Barnard Castle Flying Club (pigeons) first and only bird race from Mansfield (105 miles). J. Kavanagh entered 2 birds. (Several more mentions around this time.)

Teesdale Mercury 4 Nov 1903 Remember the Silvertop Institute Grand Evening Concert, Friday, November the 6th, 1903. Mr. Kavanagh, Barnard Castle amongst those who have promised their services.

Teesdale Mercury 20 & 27 Apr 1904 "TO ASSIST A BLIND MAN [Mr. Charles Hodgson]. A GRAND EVENING CONCERT will be given in the Victoria Hall, Barnard Castle on Friday, April 29th, 1904 [Mr. J. Kavanagh amongst the vocalists.]

Teesdale Mercury 29 Nov & 6 Dec 1905 Victoria Hall, Barnard Castle A Grand Evening Concert Monday, December 11th 1905 [includes Mr. J. Kavanagh (humorist).]

He was (according to his niece, Julia Blackett) "a very good yodeller."

Aged 74 at death.