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The Bradley's from Inishowen Co. Donegal

Family of Mary Ann Bradley (1881 - 1964)

Mary Ann (Nellie) Bradley


Mary Ann (Nellie) Bradley (1881 - 1964) married Willie Bradley (1873 - 1962), the son of Hugh and Jane Bradley, of Muneagh, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Nellie and Willie had twelve children:

Hughie, 1903;
Mary Jane, 1904;
John, 1905;
Annie, 1907;
Johnny, 1908;
Willie, 1909;
Kathleen, 1911;
Agnes, 1912;
Vera, 1914;
James, 1916;
Patsy, 1918;
Ita, 1922.

1962 Willie Bradley & Mary Ann (nee Bradley) - Diamond Jubilee

Hughie Bradley

1937 approx. Hughie Bradley & Agnes with daughter Mary

Hughie (1903 to 1986) married Agnes Crossan (1912 to 1979) and settled in Derry. They had ten children: Mary (May), Sean (deceased), Liam, Malachy, Gerald, Kathleen, Brendan, Agnes, Denis and Jim.

Mary (May) married Charlie Grant and settled in Derry. They have three children: Donna, Charles and Denise.

Sean never married and died at the age of 52.

Liam married Breige Montgomery (deceased). They have a daughter, Siobhan, who lives in Canada.

Malachy married Kay McAnaney and they have three children: Malachy, Brendan and Karen.

Gerald is single and lives in Derry.

Kathleen married Michael Shiels. Michael died as the result of a traffic accident. They have one child, Michelle. Kathleen remarried to Dave Rimmer. They have one child, David. Kathleen lives in England.

Brendan married Marie Cassidy and they have two children, Aileen and Brendan. Brendan is an ex-professional footballer.

Agnes married Frank Ward (deceased). They have three children: Pat, Sinead and Shauna.

Denis married Rosaleen Redden. They have two children: Denise and Kevin.

Jim married Joan Harvey. They have four children: Terence, Agnes, Laura and Emmett.

Mary Jane Bradley

Mary Jane married Tom Flaherty of Co. Galway and had five children: Pauric (died 1999), Marcus, Fionnian, Fionnula and Pearse.

John Bradley

John died in infancy and is buried in the family plot in Desertegney.

A grave at the family plot in Desertegney Parish Graveyard, Buncrana, has the inscription:-

"BRADLEY In Loving Memory of our dear parents Willie Bradley, Munagh, died 10 October 1962, his wife Mary Ann died February 1964, their son John died in infancy, grandsons Liam & Raymond McMahon, our grandparents Hugh & Jane Bradley"


Annie Bradley

Annie (1907 - 1991) married Jack McMahon (1899 - 1983), a guard (police officer) and lived in Donegal Town. They had eight children: Seamus, Liam (deceased), Brendan (deceased), Mary, Kathleen, Gabriel and Anna.

Johnny Bradley

Johnny (1908 - 1986) married Margaret Doherty and had seven children: Fr. Noel, Helen, Maureen, Paul, John, Ann and Bernadette.

Willie Bradley

Willie 1909 - 1983) married Sally McCauley of Toomerbridge and moved to London where they had five children: Liam, Francis, Brian, Mary and Birdie.

Kathleen Bradley

Kathleen married Phil Bonner of Dookane, West Donegal, and had four children: Marie, Sean, Anna and Dolores.

Agnes Bradley

Agnes married Conal Harvey and had seven children: Eamon, Mary, Liam, Conal, Kathleen, Patrick and Francis.

Vera Bradley

Vera (1914 - 1988) did not marry, and suffered from multiple sclerosis for many years in the care of The Sisters of Charity", Nazareth, Fahan, Co. Donegal.

James Bradley

James married Mary Gillespie, the daughter of Francis Gillespie and Bridget McLaughlin of Leophin, Buncrana and they have two children: Liam and Francis.

Liam married Betsan Jones and they have two children: Helen and Eoin.

Francis married Elizabeth Kennedy and they have three children: Jane, Lorna and Elizabeth.

Patsy Bradley

Patsy (1918 - 1997) married Hubert Webb and had seven children: Liam, Jim (deceased), Mary, Malachy, Ronnie, Fidelya and Denise.

Ita Bradley

Ita (1922 - 1980) remained a spinster and stayed in the family home to care for her parents.

Our thanks go to Charlie and May Grant who provided much of this information.