|Genealogy of the
Edward & Esther (Lalor) Greene Family
Edward & Esther Greene
(Excerpt from The Descendants of Edward & Esther Greene (by Thomas P. Langdon & Regina Woltmann, Copyright 1997. Reprinted with permission.)
Edward Greene was born about 1784 in Queen's County, Ireland. He married Esther Lalor in
Ireland, and together they had 6 children, all of whom were baptised in Stradbally Parish,
Queens County. The 1830 Griffith's Valuation of County Laois, Moyanna Parish lists Edward
Green of Rossmore with a tithe of 0.3.5 3/4 pounds. Moyanna Parish, geographically located
next to Stradbally Parish, was part of the Roman Catholic Parish of Stradbally.
Around March, 1847, Edward (at the age of 63 years) and his wife Esther (at the age of 62
years), along with their children William, Michael (according to ship passenger lists), and
Margaret, left their homeland to sail for the United States. They boarded the ship Yorkshire in
Liverpool, England, and after several weeks at sea arrived in the Port of New York on April 1,
1847. In the United States, they were reunited with their adult children, Patrick, Elizabeth, and
Bartholomew, who had previously made the journey from Ireland to America. An 1850 map of
Middletown, CT, shows Edward and Esther living on Prospect Street, but shortly thereafter, they
moved to Liberty Street where they lived for the rest of their lives.
Edward died on September 2, 1860, at the age of 76, from "old age." His death was reported in
the "Constitution," a Middletown, Connecticut Newspaper on September 5, 1860. He was
buried in St. John's Old Cemetery (located directly behind St. John's Church) in Middletown, CT.
Little information is known about Esther Lalor Greene, aside from the information found on her
death certificate. Esther was born circa 1785 in Stradbally Parish, Queens County, Ireland.
While no information has been found to date about her parents, it appears that Esther had
some brothers and sisters in Ireland. The Stradbally Roman Catholic Parish Register of
Baptisms from 1820-1844 lists Catherine Lalor as a sponsor at Bartholomew Greene's
baptism; James Lalor as a sponsor at William Greene's baptism; and Margaret Lalor as a
sponsor at Margaret Greene's baptism. Esther lived in Middletown, CT for 25 years. She died
on April 22, 1872 at 201 Liberty Street, Middletown, CT from old age, and was buried next to her
husband, Edward, in St. John's Old Cemetery, Middletown, CT.
One of Edward and Esther's grand-daughters, Mary Greene, married Mark F. Dunn, a son of
John & Margaret (Rohan) Dunn. Another granddaughter, Margaret Greene, married Parick
Scully, son of Martin & Jane (Cavanaugh) Scully.
For more information on Edward and Esther Greene and their family, please consult the files
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|Esther Lalor Greene
|Edward & Esther (Lalor) Greene's
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Cemetery, Middletown, CT
|The Descendants of Edward & Esther (Lalor) Greene
by Thomas P. Langdon & Regina Woltmann, 1997
In 1997, to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Edward & Esther
Greene's arrival in the United States, the Scully-Greene-Dunn Family
Association published a 327 page genealogy entitled The Descendants of
Edward & Esther (Lalor) Greene of Stradbally Parish, Queens County,
Ireland and Middletown, Connecticut.
This hard-cover book printed on archival acid-free paper includes all known
branches of the family, presents stories about earlier family members, and
has over 100 photographs of family members.
The book won First Prize in The Connecticut Society of Genealogists
Literary Awards Contest in 1998.
Copies of the Genealogy may be purchased for $50. All proceeds from the
sale of the genealogy are dedicated to the Scully-Greene-Dunn Tombstone
preservation project. Individuals wishing to order a copy of the genealogy
may send notice to us on the 'Contact Us' page.
Genealogy of the Scully-Greene-Dunn Family