The Tinneny Family History Site

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Richard J. Tinneny

Rich is the great grandson of Patrick "Yankee Pat" Tinneny of Goladuff.  He is the eldest of  7 children of John P. Tinneny and Helen M. Diamond of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  He was raised in Philadelphia and following graduation from high school in 1960 he served nearly 29 years in the United States Air Force. In 1964 he married Lee M. Havens of Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York.  The couple had three children Christopher (1965-1994), Patrick and Matthew and four grandchildren John, Gavin, Christopher and Alexander.  Rich and Lee live in Columbia, South Carolina where after his Air Force career, he worked for 15 years  as the Director of Admissions for a large community college.  Since 2004 he has worked as a consultant.  In researching the family history he has connected with Tinneny descendants around the world and made many trips to Ireland where he and Lee have enjoyed the wonderful experience of getting to know our new found cousins there. 

Lucy (Murray) Sherwood

Lucy is the great grandaughter of Mary Tinneny of Galaduff.  She is one of 6 children, and the third daughter of Patrick M. Murray and Mary Kathleen O'Reilly of Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland.   She was raised in Newtownbutler until the age of 10 and in 1956 the family emigrated to England.  In 1963 she married George F. Sherwood, they have two sons Paul Francis and Michael Gary, and four grandchildren John, Edward, Sara and Adam. Sadly George passed away in 2010.  After discovering her Tinneny ancestors some years ago she finds great reward in being part of the effort to further the ongoing collaboration of the numerous Tinneny families around the world.


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Updated December 23, 2023
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