Mooney Family of Kilmacud House 1828 -1849
Thomas Mooney was a wholesale ironmongers operating a business from 40/41 Pill Lane.
His sons William and Henry joined the firm in 1835 and then on traded as Thomas Mooney &
Sons. They sold metals and tallow which they imported from Riga and St Petersburg. They
diversified into wholesaling tea and rice and by 1836 they were agents for the British Plate
Glass Company at Ravenhead. Thomas was treasurer to the Patriotic Assurance company of
Ireland and a director of the Royal Bank of Ireland. Thomas retired from the business in
favour of his sons Henry and William in January 1849 because of ill health but shortly after that
they went bankrupt with debts of 150K. Thomas Mooney was elected a member of the RDS in
1846, being proposed by Dr Henry Fulton and L E Foot. He failed to renew his membership in
1847 and was stricken from the register. Thomas and his sons William and Henry all signed up
to the Rev Theobald Matthew's temperance. Committed O'Connellites, Henry was a signatory of
the petition to release Charles Gavan Duffy.
born circa 1782
died 12 Jan 1851
1 Henry Mooney born circa 1801 married Mary Codd 2nd daughter of late Francis Codd of
Townsend Street on 09.11.1837 at Rockville, Rathmines. Henry died 26.01.1868 aged 57
years at 7 Fleet Street. Buried at Glasnevin.
1 Daughter Mooney born 10.05.1842 at Pill Lane
2 Son Mooney born 21.02.1844 at Pill Lane.
2 William Mooney born circa 1805 died 01.12.1852. A fund was opened in 1853 in aid of his
widow and family.
3 Thomas Mooney born circa 1806 died circa 08.10.1826 aged 20 years at Clifton where he had
been for the benefit of his health.
© June Bow & Karen Poff – April 2019