One of the more visible traces left behind by the Moxham family in Ireland is Moxham Street in the town of Granard, County Longford. It remains a busy road in the town, most notable today as the headquarters of the successful local bakery ‘Pat The Baker’, and the street name hints that at one time this branch of the Moxham family held some influence. However, the details of the family are largely forgotten and after many years of research I have failed to find either where they originated or what ultimately happened to their descendants, despite them being a sizeable and prosperous family between the 1820s and the 1840s. What is just as puzzling is that there is no apparent connection to my own family, yet the chances of there being just two extended Moxham families in all of Ireland, both living in eastern County Longford, and their not being related to each other in some way just doesn’t seem plausible to me. It is probably significant that the Moxhams living near Abbeyshrule followed the Church of Ireland while the Moxhams of Granard were Roman Catholic, and in an era when such differences created a huge social gulf between neighbours it is not unlikely that this could explain any major division between branches of the same family. I will outline here what I know about the Granard Moxhams and hope that maybe someone can add some further details.
The earliest of many entries in the Catholic church registers of Granard is the marriage on 6th October 1799 of Rachel Nannery and Thomas Maxum – one of many variations of the name. Confusingly, there follows the baptisms between 1800 and 1806 of three daughters to Thomas Moxim or Moxum and Margaret Early, with mention also by 1804 of a Thomas Moxim junior (and possibly his wife), so the family may have already been well established by the time that Moxham Street was named in 1809, presumably after one of these Thomas’, though for what reason can only be guessed at. Thomas Moxham apparently built a house in Market House Street, Granard, about 50 feet in width and with an enclosed yard, which the owner, John Kiernan, leased to Moxham in December 1800. This house was subdivided into two apartments which Moxham then sublet to Revd. Peter Daly, parish priest of Granard, in September 1801 (RoD 553/192/366599), suggesting that Thomas may have been a builder and may have built ‘Moxham’s Street’ himself. Additionally, the Grand Jury Presentment Books of County Longford record that Thomas Moxam charged Mary [Fookes?] with felony at the 1802 Lent Assizes, and that Thomas Moxam charged James Flood with felony at the 1804 Summer Assizes, though no addresses are given. A number of local history sources have mentioned the family in passing, though as these stories are not always consistent they should perhaps be treated with some caution. The primary source of local history, Granard, Its History, Our Heritage, originally published in the 1980s and updated since, suggests that the Moxham name is Huguenot in origin, though, as detailed elsewhere, it is actually of English origin. The long-running Cavan-based newspaper The Anglo-Celt carried a story on 10th November 1972 as follows: “During his sermon at the re-dedication of St. Mary’s [Roman Catholic] Church, His Lordship, The Bishop of Liverpool, Most Rev. Dr. J. Gray referred to Thomas Moxham who gave the people of the town a place on which they could build a church. This was after the 1798 Rebellion and when the present town was built. It was then composed of a few houses and could be very well described as part of the old town because the old town was situated at Granardkille and it was practically destroyed at the Rising of ’98. One of the inhabitants of the new town was one Thomas Moxham, a haulage merchant and a Presbyterian who was sympathetic to the Irish cause. He was afterwards given a royal title for his work in the field of commercial trading. The present Moxham Street is named after him (1812) [sic]. The Moxham family gave employment to forty people. At that time there were no railways and all goods were transported from the ports of Drogheda and Dublin. The family are now extinct. The last of them was Miss Moxham who died a few years ago in Abbeyshrule. By a coincidence the present bakery of Pat the Baker is built on the site of the Moxhams family home. The people of Granard used the Church on Moxham Street for half a century until the present St. Mary’s was opened in 1867. The ruins of the old Church are still there.” Without wishing to insult the integrity of The Anglo-Celt, some of these assertions have to be questioned; this is the only reference I have found to either the Presbyterian religion or to any unspecified ‘royal title’; it seems fair to assume that, considering the origins of the name, the Granard family were originally aligned to the Church of Ireland, while church records confirm that they were solidly Catholic by about 1800 (which might confirm Thomas’ sympathies to the Irish cause), though there could of course have been a Presbyterian interlude. While the town of Granard was the scene of an uprising and horrific massacre in 1798, the original town at Granardkille had actually been destroyed some centuries earlier by Edward the Bruce. Finally, the Miss Moxham referred to is Elizabeth (Elsie) Moxham of the Ratharney branch of the family who died in 1969, but I’m happy to confirm that the family is not quite extinct yet!
Most Rev. Dr. James McNamee’s authoritative History of the Diocese of Ardagh (1954) states that John Sheridan was parish priest of Granard in 1822 when he rented a Methodist House in Moxham Street as a chapel-of-ease to Granardkille, which later continued to be the principal Catholic church of the parish down to 1867 – the opening of St. Mary’s Church. The Anglo-Celt of 3 November 1972 confirms that “The Church of St. Patrick in Granard-Kille was too remote for the majority of townfolk and Rev. John Sheridan, P.P. at the time, rented an empty meeting house from Thomas Moxham, in Moxham Street, as a temporary measure. It became more and more evident that a new and more adequate church was needed in the town and Canon Edward McGaver set about this formidable task. Bishop Kilduff laid the foundation stone on Saturday, September 8, 1860, and it was solemnly opened over six years later, May 5, 1867”. It adds, “When excavation work was being carried out in 1860 at the site the bones of a number of United Irishmen executed at this spot in 1798 were found.” It may be that Thomas Moxham had been a Methodist (which religion established its separate identity in the 1780s) rather than a Presbyterian, or that he simply owned this property which he rented out to successive religions. Tithe Applotment Books from the 1830s confirm that both Thomas Moxam and Thomas Moxam Jr. held various plots of land in Granard Town, Granardkill, Ballybryan and Balnagaul. In May 1831 The Freeman’s Journal reported that Thomas Moxham was among those in Granard who had called for a meeting of Freeholders of the County to select ‘pro-reform’ election candidates. The background to this was that Catholic ‘freehold’ property owners, like Thomas, had been given the right to vote only in 1829, as a result of the campaign of Daniel O’Connell. County Longford had been represented up to the 1831 election by one reformist and one conservative MP, but Viscount Forbes, the former reformer, had lately defected to the Tories. Thomas, along with a reformist/Liberal movement which included the Earl of Granard, sought a new candidate to further O’Connell’s movement and they found one in Luke White junior of Tenelick, but he was unsuccessful (White would go on to be elected three times and be disqualified on appeal each time). In 1835 Thomas Moxham, “farmer and proprietor of cabins in the town occupied by labourers”, was among the persons who attended the “Examinations on Deserted And Orphan Children and Bastardy”. Throughout the 1820s and 1830s a succession of children were baptised in the Roman Catholic Church at Granard who were described as the offspring of Thomas Moxham, but as the mothers’ names varied widely and as there were at least two generations of Thomas Moxham, it is very difficult to follow any pattern and decipher the family tree. Only one of these children was explicitly described as illegitimate. There were burials of a Thomas Moxham in 1843 and another in 1857, though ages were unfortunately not recorded.
The next well documented members of the family were Mark (born about 1815) and Patrick Moxham (born about 1827), who were possibly brothers and must have been the sons or grandsons of the original Thomas Moxham. This generation were entrepreneurs but suffered setbacks just as the Great Famine was taking hold. Thomas Moxham and Mark Moxham were declared bankrupt on 8 July 1845 (Freeman’s Journal). In 1846 Thomas Moxham had a hotel, commercial & posting house in Granard, Thomas Moxham and Mark Moxham were both listed as linen & woollen drapers and haberdashers in Granard, and (the same?) Thomas Moxham had a linen & woollen drapery in Mohill, County Leitrim (Slater’s Directory). In the 1854 Primary Valuation Patrick Moxham held over 32 acres in Tober, over 5 acres in Balnagall and a house in Main Street, Granard, while Mark Moxham held over 19 acres at Ballybrien and a house in Main Street. In addition, a large amount of property in Granard town was being sublet from the Moxhams. Slater’s Directory of 1856 again listed Thomas Moxham of Granard as having a hotel, commercial & posting house, and Mark Moxham of Granard was listed as a linen & woollen draper and haberdasher, but in November 1856 Patrick became insolvent and in December 1862 Mark was again declared bankrupt (Longford Journal). Thomas and Patrick disappear at this time, possibly through emigration or death, but there is no conclusive evidence. Mark Moxham was once again a linen & woollen draper and habadasher, as well as an auctioneer and earthenware dealer, in Main Street, Granard, in 1870 (Slater’s Directory), but died in either 1873 (church records) or 1874 (headstone). His family headstone in Granardkille graveyard, a little outside the town, was “Erected by Bridget & Thomas Moxham in memory of their beloved parents and sister, Mark (died 16 July 1874, aged 58), Mary (died 14 June 1885, aged 65), & Eliza (died 6 December 1866, aged 10)”, and it was this Bridget who took over the family business, being listed as a linen & woollen draper and haberdasher in 1879 (Slater’s Directory) and 1881 (Commercial Directory of Leinster and Dublin), while ‘Miss Moxham’ donated the gift of a tweed suit for a prize-draw in aid of St Mary’s Catholic Church in May 1887 (Granard, Its History, Our Heritage). Mark Moxham and his wife Mary Reilly had married 19 November 1842 and had a large family of at least seven children, but how they all seemed to disappear without trace requires some investigation.
Certainly emigration had a major impact on the family, and various census returns, passenger manifests and other documents from the late nineteenth century list numerous Irish-born Moxhams of the Catholic faith living in the United States, although it’s hard to prove exact connections to Granard, and judging by closer inspection of some of the original records their electronic transcriptions are not always reliable. The records of the Emigrant Savings Bank, concerning bank accounts set up between 1850-1880 by Irish emigrants about to leave for the United States, have a definite start-and-end point and include Thomas Moxham (in 1874), Thomas R. Moxham (in 1879), Bridget T. Moxham (in 1880) and Mary Moxham & Teresa Moxham (travelling together in 1880), all of whom have names common to the Granard family. Winifred Lee, the Irish-born widow of Francis Lee and the daughter of Thomas Moxam and Bridget Reilly, died at Long Island Hospital, Boston, in March 1896, aged 54. Another Winifred Moxham, the daughter of Mark Moxham, married James Dockery in Granard in February 1881, and their daughter Winifred Dockery, born in August 1891, was the last surviving member of the family that I have so far traced when she died apparently unmarried in April 1975 in New York. Bridget Moxham herself married in October 1892 to John McLoughlin of Carrigallan, also a shopkeeper, but being then in her mid 40s it doesn’t appear that they had any children; in fact I haven’t found any further records of Bridget or her shop beyond this point. Death certificates indicate that Bridget’s sister Eliza Moxam died of hydrocephela in December 1866 aged 11 and that her mother Mary Moxham died in April 1885 aged 65. Bridget’s brother Thomas died of TB in January 1905 aged 46, an inmate of the Mullingar Lunatic Asylum. A look at the 1901 census suggests that he was inmate ‘TM’, admitted to the asylum about 1889 suffering with dementia caused by “loss of money”. Sadly this was not an isolated incident in the family, as eldest sister Honor Moxham also died of TB at the Mullingar Lunatic Asylum in October 1917; inmate ‘HM’ was admitted about 1874 suffering with melancholia or dementia caused by “religious excitement”. Youngest brother Mark Moxham junior died of senile decay at the Mullingar Mental Hospital in May 1925, having been admitted about 1882 suffering with hereditary dementia. Obviously these examples of ‘hereditary dementia’ would be another major factor in the Moxham family vanishing from Granard, and there is nobody by that name living there in the earliest surviving census records from 1901.
Local historian Jimmy Donoghue confirmed for me that the Moxhams had initially been carters, making their fortune transporting goods around the country in the era before rail or motorcar, and he was also able to tell me that the family once lived in the building next door to his own hardware shop, now the Granard Pharmacy at no. 47 Main Street. This, presumably, would have been the site of their drapery business towards the end of their time in the town. Unfortunately there is not much else known about the family beyond the church records listed below, although given how large the family was at one point there should very likely be some descendants living in the United States or in Ireland today.
A few brief notes might hint at where the family had originally come from. Firstly, the Irish Flax Growers list of 1796 records a linen farmer named Robert Moxam with land somewhere within the Barony of Granard, County Longford. This may be a red herring as the name Robert was much more associated with the Moxhams of Abbeyshrule than of Granard, but while the barony covers a much larger area than just the town itself, this would still be some distance away from Abbeyshrule. Secondly, there are some very curious entries in a number of County Longford ‘Freeholders Lists’ from the late eighteenth century – essentially, a registry of eligible voters. One, which seems to date from about 1783 or 1784, lists the Moxhams living around Rathsallagh and Ratharney, but also three Moxhams who were registered freehold landowners at ‘Freegan’: James Moxham, whose residence was at Castlewellan, County Down; Thomas Moxham, who lived at Freegan and was registerd 29 April 1783, but who was “rejected for want of freehold”; and William Moxham, who also lived at Freegan (NAI M2487). Another list, from about 1792 or 1793, lists the same three names, now all resident at ‘Freeghan’: James Moxham, registered 16 April 1765, and Thomas and William Moxham, both registered 29 April 1783 (NAI M2486). Freegan, Freeghan, Fregan or Freaghan all seem to be old names for the modern townland of Ballaghgowla & Froghan, situated between Granard and Edgeworthstown, a 188-acre townland in Street Parish (during the 1820s Freighan was occupied by Richard Webb and Patrick Shannon). What’s curious about these entries is that there is no obvious connection to the Abbeyshrule Moxhams, and these individuals do not appear on any other documents that I have seen. They certainly would have to have been Protestants to have registered in the earlier list, and probably in the later list too, but the name Thomas and the proximity to Granard would strongly suggest that there could be a link to the family living in that town soon after.
Registers the Roman Catholic Church, Granard – These were transcribed many years ago and made available in local libraries, and in my much younger days these transcriptions were my first introduction to studying genealogy. They have since been put online, but I have double-checked the microfilm of the original registers and made some corrections. These original registers are written in very small and very faded handwriting, and are entirely translated into Latin, making them extremely difficult to decipher; names seem to have been translated into different Latin equivalents by different writers, adding to the confusion over how the family members are related to each other. There are many gaps in the records between the years 1811 and 1816. There are no Moxhams among the records of the Church of Ireland in Granard, which begin in 1820.
- 22 May 1800 – Bridget Moxim, daughter of Thomas, and Margaret Early (sponsored by Bernard Brady and Bridget Daly)
- 23 November 1804 – Margaret Moxum, daughter of Thomas, and Margaret Early (sponsored by Thomas Moxim junr. & [‘ejus uxor’ (his wife?)])
- 7 September 1806 – Anne Moxim, daughter of Thomas, and Margaret Early (sponsored by Phillip Reilly and his wife)
- 23 March 1811 – John Moxim, son of Thomas, and Bridget Reilly (sponsored by James Reilly and Mary Reilly)
- 15 March 1822 – Anne Moxam, child of Thomas, and Mary Reilly (sponsored by Mark Moxam and Bridget Sheridan)
- 7 June 1823 – John Moxham, son of Thomas, and Margaret Morrow (sponsored by Bartholomew Cunningham and wife)
- 9 November 1824 – Elizabeth Moxham, daughter of Thomas (sponsored by Mark Moxham & [‘ejus sosur’ (his sister?])
- 4 January 1827 – James Moxham, illegitimate son of Thomas, and Ann [West?] (sponsored by Bridget Murphy)
- 6 June 1827 – Patrick Moxham of Granard, son of Thomas, and Mary Reilly (sponsored by Mark Moxam and Margaret Moxham)
- 29 March 1829 – Frances Moxam, daughter of Thomas, and Bridget Reilly (sponsored by Mark Moxam and Eleanor Malone)
- 4 November 1832 – Teresa Moxham, daughter of Thomas, and Bridget Reilly (sponsored by Mark Moxham and Catherine Reilly)
- 25 January 1835 – Winifrid Moxham, daughter of Thomas, and Bridget Reilly (sponsored by Patrick Moxham and Margaret Reilly)
- 24 February 1844 – Honor Moxham, daughter of Mark, and [Ann?] Reilly (sponsored by John O’ Reilly and Elizabeth O’ Reilly)
- 1 April 1846 – Bridget Moxham, daughter of Mark, and Mary Reilly (sponsored by Patrick Moxham and Bridget Reilly)
- 26 March 1848 – Eleanor Moxham, daughter of Mark, and Mary Reilly (sponsored by Patrick Reilly and Catherine Macken)
- 30 January 1850 – Mary Moxham, daughter of Mark, and Mary Reilly (sponsored by Edward MacMahon and Mary Ann Reilly)
- 4 May 1855 – Thomas Moxham, son of Mark, and Mary Reilly (sponsored by Thomas Boylan and Roseanne Garvey)
- September 1855 – Thomas, child of Mark Moxam and M. Reilly (same as above?)
- 5 September 1856 – Bridget Moxham, daughter of Patrick, and Mary Phillips (sponsored by Michael Reilly and Mary Phillips)
- 1 March 1857 – Elizabeth Moxham, daughter of Mark, and Mary Reilly (sponsored by Richard and Bridget Moxham)
- 29 May 1858 – Thomas Joseph Moxham, son of Patrick, and Mary Phillips (sponsored by Charles Phillips and Mary Reilly)
- 29 May 1860 – Mark Moxham, son of Mark, and Mary Reilly (sponsored by Richard Smyth and Bridget Moxham)
- 25 January 1823 – Francis Reilly, son of James Reilly and Mary Moxham
- 24 February 1824 – Mary Reilly, daughter of James Reilly and Mary Moxham (sponsored by Arthur Malone and Margaret Foy)
- 15 December 1825 – Margaret Reilly, daughter of James Reilly and Eleanor Moxham
- 23 May 1827 – Catherine Reilly, daughter of James Reilly and Eleanor Moxham
- 29 July 1832 – Mary Reilly, daughter of James Reilly and Eleanor Moxham (sponsored by Thomas and Bridget Reilly)
- 10 March 1835 – Catherine Malone, daughter of Thomas Malone and Mary Moxham (sponsored by Patrick Reilly and Catherine Moxham)
- 6 May 1835 – Eleanor Reilly, daughter of James Reilly and Eleanor Moxham (sponsored by Michael Halligan and Mary Malone)
- 15 October 1837 – James Reilly, son of James Reilly and [Eliza?] Moxham
- 12 April 1844 – Thomas Timmins, son of Francis Timmins and Margaret Moxham (sponsored by Francis Timmins and Mary Reilly)
- August 1846 – Sarah, child of John Kelly and M. Moxham
- August 1891 – Winif., child of James Dockery and W. Moxham
- 6 October 1799 – Thomas Maxum and Rachel Nannery (witnessed by Henry Reed and Francis Gillon)
- 2 February 1818 – Mary Moxom and ____ Malone (witnessed by Thomas Moxom)
- 4 September 1822 – Thomas Moxham and Mary Morrow, alias Reilly
- 10 September 1827 – Margaret Moxham and John Simmons (witnessed by John Fagan and Bridget Moxham)
- 25 April 1841 – Thomas Moxham and Mary Gill (witnessed by Thomas Donohoe and Mary Daly)
- 24 April 1841 – Bridget Moxham and Thomas Boylan (witnessed by Thomas MacPartland and Mary Reilly)
- 19 November 1842 – Mark Moxham and Mary Reilly (witnessed by Anthony Slevin and Mary Brady)
- 27 March 1843 – Elizabeth Moxham and James Smyth
- 15 February 1848 – Ann Moxham and Francis O’Brien (witnessed by Stephan Fin and Catherine Reilly)
- 6 November 1855 – Patrick Moxham and Mary Phillips (witnessed by Peter Reilly and Mary Phillips)
- 21 May 1859 – Winifrid Moxham and Francis Lee (witnessed by John Mannion and Mary Boylan)
- 1 February 1881 – Winifred Moxham (spinster, Granard, daughter of Mark Moxham, shopkeeper, deceased) married James Dockery (bachelor, s. constable, Granard, son of Edward Dockery, farmer, living)
- 12 October 1892 – Bridget Moxham (spinster, shopkeeper, Granard, daughter of Mark Moxham, shopkeeper, deceased) married John McLoughlin (bachelor, shopkeeper, Carrigallan, son of John McLoughlin, shopkeeper, deceased)
- 7 July 1809 – Margaret Maxum [als Early?]
- 21 January 1843 – Thomas Moxham
- 1846 – Mary Moxham
- 2 April 1847 – Francis Moxham
- 25 September 1853 – Maria Moxham
- 19 September 1855 – Bridget Moxham alias Reilly
- 14 April 1857 – Thomas Moxham
- Eliza Moxam, age 11, daughter of a shopkeeper, died of hydrocephela, 16 December 1866. Edward Moxam present at death.
- Mark Moxham, age 58, died 18 July 1873.
- Mary Moxham, age 65, died 14 April 1885.
- Winifred Lee, widow of Francis Lee, houseworker, aged 54 and born in Ireland, the daughter of Thomas Moxam and Bridget Reilly, died at Long Island Hospital, 3 March 1896. Death registered in the City of Boston.
- Thomas Moxham, single labourer from Granard, aged 46, died at the Mullingar Lunatic Asylum of phthisis pulmonalis, 3 January 1905.
- Honor Moxham, single shopkeeper from Granard, aged 71, died at the Mullingar Lunatic Asylum, of phthisis pulmonalis, 7 October 1917.
- Mark Moxham, single with no occupation, aged 63, died at the Mullingar Mental Hospital, of senile decay, 10 May 1925.
Prison Registers 1790-1924
- Cath. Moxham, age 23, born in Granard, held at Grangegorman Female Prison, Dublin, 1853, on a charge of Felony – Cloak & Money. Found Guilty of Larceny.
- Thomas Moxham, Mark Moxham, J. Moxham and P. Moxham were among the ‘patriotic contributors’ to the Daniel O’Connell Tribute from the parish of Granard. (The Pilot, May 1836)
- A man named Moxham, with a stand in Mohill market for selling a coarse cloth called frieze, apprehended a thief named Thomas Mulherin from Strokestown and had him committed to Carrick-on-Shannon gaol. (Boyle Gazette / The Clonmel Herald, January 1840)
- T. Moxham and M. Moxham were among the ‘admirable supporters’ of the Liberator (Daniel O’Connell). (Dublin Weekly Register, March 1843.)
- Thomas Moxham of Granard attending a meeting of Hotel and Posting Proprietors in Longford on 16 December 1846. (Anglo-Celt, January 1847)
- Thomas Moxham of Granard begs to inform the public that he has for sale 400,000 of one year old Quicks [cattle], and 600,000 of two year old Ditto. (Anglo-Celt advertisement, 1847)
- Patrick Moxham of Granard was a contributor to the ‘Anglo-Celt Defence Fund’. (Anglo-Celt, March 1853)
- Patrick Moxham, hotel-keeper of Granard, assigned to Henry Corr of Ormond Quay, Dublin, all his stock in trade, goods, household furniture, debts and all his other personal estate and effects, for the benefit of all Patrick Moxham’s creditors. (November 1856)
- In the UK general election campaign of 1857, candidate Colonel Henry White was welcomed to Granard by P. Moxham, among others, and the front of ‘Moxham’s Hotel’ proclaimed “Welcome White” in huge green letters on a white background. In front of the hotel at least three thousand people cheered loudly for White, while at the other end of the town another large crowd assembled in front of the Greville Arms Hotel in support of sitting MPs Colonel Greville and Mr. Hughes (Freeman’s Journal, April 1857). White replaced Hughes in the election.
- Anne, wife of Francis O’Brien and daughter of the late Thomas Moxham of Granard, died on 27th December 1859 in Arvagh, County Cavan, of bronchitis after six days illness, aged 36. (January 1860)
- Court of Bankruptcy and Insolvency: In the Matter of Mark Moxham, of Granard, in the County of Longford, draper, a bankrupt. (Longford Journal, 13 December 1862)
- In re. Mark Moxham: The bankrupt was a trader in Granard, and the meeting was for proof of debts, choice of assignee, and surrender. Mr. Levy, with Mr. O’Ferrall, appeared for the bankrupt. Mr. Meldon was for the creditors, and proposed Mr. Deane’s establishment as assignee, as Mr. Deane himself did not know as much about the accounts as the gentleman in question. Judge Lynch said he did not wish to depart from the rule of not appointing any but a creditor, where a creditor was willing to act. The bankrupt surrendered, and the appointment of assignee was postponed until the day of final examination. (Irish Times)
- Mark Moxham trading as an auctioneer in 1866. (Anglo-Celt)
- Edward Moxham and Thomas Moxham were subscribers to the Freeman’s Journal in 1870. (Freeman’s Journal)
- Mark Moxham, Edward Moxham and Thomas Moxham contributed to the Irish Ambulance Committee in Aid of the Wounded of the French Army. (The Evening Freeman, September 1870) This was a collection in honour of France’s past as a friend of Irish independence, during its time of need in the Franco-Prussian War.
- 1 November 1840 – Thomas Moxham of Cloonbrin, County Longford, was buried at Carrickedmond Roman Catholic Church.
- 6 May 1844 – Thomas Moxom, son of Mr. Moxom and Anne Connelly, was baptised at Killeshandra Roman Catholic Church, County Cavan (sponsored by Edward Connelly and Mayan Maguire).
- Thomas Moxham (born in Ireland about 1822) was resident in New York at the time of the 1850 census. Thomas Moxham (born in Ireland about 1824) and his wife Bridget (born in Ireland about 1834) were resident in New York at the time of the 1870 census, together with their children Mary (born in New York about 1862), Theresa (born in New York about 1864), Thomas (born in New York about 1867) and Winefred (born in New York about 1869). Thomas Moxham (born in New york about 1868, to Irish parents) and his wife Lucy A. Moxham (born in New York about 1879) were resident in New York at the time of the 1910 census, together with their daughter Elizabeth C. Moxham (born in New York about 1906).
- Teresa E. Moxham (born in Ireland about 1834) was resident in New York at the time of the 1850 census.
- Mary Ann Moxham (born in Ireland about 1827, a member of the Church of Rome) was resident in Quebec in 1851.
- Mary Moxam (born in Ireland about 1850, single) was resident in New York at the time of the 1880 census.
- John Moxam (born in Ireland about 1828, arrived in USA 1840) and his wife Helen (born in Ireland about 1840, arrived in USA 1850), married about 1860, 3 children, 2 surviving, were resident in New York at the time of the 1900 census, together with their daughter Mary.
- John Moxham (born in Ireland about 1827) and his wife Mary (born in Ireland about 1825) were resident in Liverpool, England at the time of the 1861 census, together with their children Mary Jane (born in Liverpool about 1850), Thomas (born in Liverpool about 1852), Elizabeth (born in Liverpool about 1854) and John (born in Liverpool about 1858). John Moxham and John Moxham jnr were also resident in Liverpool at the time of the 1871 census.
- Michael Fleury (born in Ireland about 1826) and his wife Mary (born in Ireland about 1826) were resident at 112 Broad Lane, Sheffield, York, England at the time of the 1881 census, together with their daughter Mary A. Fleury (born in England about 1865) and grand-daughter Alice Maud Walker (born in England about 1876) and Michael’s sister-in-law Ann Moxam (born in Ireland about 1839, unmarried, dress and stay maker).