Patrick Glancy

M, (c 1828 - 1885)
FatherEdward Glancy (c 1800 - 1865)
MotherCatherine Carron Clancy (c 1801 - 1884)
RelationshipGranduncle of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
ChartsGlancy/Carron family
Birth*c 1828 Ireland1,2 
Marriage*31 Jan 1876 Swanlinbar, Cavan, Ireland; Bride=Ellen Martin Clancy, priest=P. P. Whelan Rev, Witness=John Murphy, Witness=Margaret Leonard3 
Death*27 Jun 1885 Crocknacreevy, Kinawley, Fermanagh, Ireland; Witness=Patrick Martin1 
Biography* Patrick Glancy, 1828-1885:
Patrick was the first born, of nine, from brother Edward Clancy testimony in brother John Clancy's 1918 probate file. There is no direct evidence of his birth date nor place. He may have been born in County Leitrim. Patrick left Ireland with his brother James in 1855. They sailed from Liverpool, England on the ship Enterprise and arrived at the Port of New York on the 14th of February. Patrick lived for a time in McHenry County, Illinois where he filed a Declaration of Intent to become a United States citizen in McHenry County Circuit Court in 1858, was a witness at an 1859 marriage4, was listed in the 1860 census of Hartland Township and again in the Military census of 1862/3. Sometime after his father died in 1865, and before his 1876 marriage to Ellen Martin, Patrick changed his mind about staying in America and decided to return to the home farm in County Fermanagh 5 He apparently returned at the behest of his mother because one of his brothers was 'after dying'. He and Ellen were married by P. P. Whelan (Parish Priest) before witnesses John Murphy and Margret Leonard (his sister?).

Patrick died at home on a Saturday probably of heart disease. He was about 57-years-of-age. Patrick's brother-in-law Pat Martin was the informant on his death record. Presumably, Patrick is buried in the Kinawley cemetery but there is no tombstone for him. Some of Patrick and Ellen's descendants still live in the parish. 


Ellen Martin Clancy (c 1850-26 Sep 1936)
Last Edited10 Nov 2009


  1. [S167] Ireland civil death record.
  2. [S272] 1860 Federal Census, McHenry County, Illinois,.
  3. [S187] Ireland civil marriage record.
  4. Patrick witnessed the marriage of James McGuirk and Mary Nolan at Saint Patrick's in Hartland Township on 4 July 1859. Mary Nolan was a sister of the Catherine Nolan that married Patrick's brother James in 1857.
  5. In 1901, the farm consisted of 10 acres, 1 rood plus the right to cut turf on another 2 roods (one rood is equal to one-quarter acre). There were four buildings on the property. The house had rooms with 3 windows in the front. The walls, made of stone, were in good condition, the thatch roof was in poor.

Bridget Agnes O'Reilly Clancy Davis

F, (c 1849 - 1924)
FatherBernard O'Reilly (c 1825 - c 1886)
MotherBridget Cassidy O'Reilly (c 1828 - )
ChartsGlancy/Carron family
Name Variation Agnes 
Birth*c 1849 Ireland1 
Marriage*23 Feb 1879 Saint Andrew's, New York, New York (NY), United States (US); Groom=Joseph Clancy, priest=P. S. Rigney Rev, Witness=Timothy O'Connor, Witness=Rose O'Reilly1 
Married Name23 Feb 1879 Clancy [O'Reilly] 
Marriage*c 1894 Camden, Camden, New Jersey (NJ), United States (US); Groom=Frederick C. Davis1 
Married Namec 1894 Davis [O'Reilly] 
Death*14 Dec 1924 home, Manhattan, New York (NY), United States (US)2 
Burial*16 Dec 1924 Saint Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst, New York (NY), United States (US)2,3 
Biography* Bridget O'Reilly Clancy Davis, 1849-1924:
Bridget was the daughter of Bernard O'Reilly and Bridget Cassidy. If this family wasn't from Kinawley, they probably were from a neighboring parish in either County Fermanagh or County Cavan. Joseph Clancy went to school in Ireland with one of Bridget's siblings. She knew some of Joseph's brothers also, although it's not clear if Bridget knew them in Ireland or if she met them in the USA. Bridget's father Bernard, who immigrated to the USA, eventually returned to Ireland. Terrence Hugh Clancy didn't think Bridget was a very pleasant woman. In describing his first meeting with her in 1916, he characterized her as "cross and snappy as a woman could be and she wasn't in much of a mood to talk with." Bridget and Joseph had two children. The first, a daughter, died in infancy. Their second, a son, became an actor and later used his step-father's surname, Davis. About the time that Joseph made her sign the separation agreement in 1886 she started work making umbrellas and parasols. She also began taking in boarders. One of these boarders was the English widower Frederick Davis whom she would later marry.

Bridget had little memory of Ireland even though she was likely a teenager when she left for America sometime between 1862 and 1866. Although Bridget must have been a neighbor of the Clancy's, as her sister Mary was, she did not remember knowing any of them before meeting Patrick in America. Bridget wasn't sure of how to pronounce Kinawley, the name of the parish where the Clancy's came from. She had no interest in calendar dates. Bridget professed not to know when her two children were born, when she signed the separation agreement, when Joseph left the family or when she married Davis. Bridget furthur professed not to know her own age, Joseph's age, or Frederick's. She apparently didn't know her own birth date either.

Bridget never read the separation agreement and didn't have a copy. When she decided to marry Frederick, Bridget didn't verify that Joseph had died. She assumed he was dead as that was what she had heard. Bridget listed herself as Bridget Clancy, widow, in the Lain's Directories for year's ending 1 May 1893 and 1894. During this period she continued to live in the Cedar Street house in Brooklyn. Bridget and Frederick were married by a Justice of the Peace. After their marriage, the family lived in Scranton and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before returning to New York.

She died in her home at 150 Columbus Avenue in Manhattan, New York on a Sunday of a cerebral hemorrhage (apoplexy) and arteriosclerosis. She was about 75-years-of-age. 


Joseph Clancy (Apr 1850-14 Apr 1904)
Last Edited12 Jun 2018


  1. [S275] John Clancy, Probate File, Clerk of County Court,.
  2. [S370] New York County (Burough of Manhattan) death record.
  3. [S1614] Place from cemetery personnel (phone call).

Edward Clancy Davis

M, (1882 - 1940)
FatherJoseph Clancy (1850 - 1904)
MotherBridget Agnes O'Reilly Clancy Davis (c 1849 - 1924)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Name Variation Edward Clancy 
Birth*14 Mar 1882 Brooklyn, Kings, New York (NY), United States (US)1 
Marriage*14 Nov 1914 Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York (NY), United States (US); Bride=Mildred Johnson Davis2 
Marriage* Principal=Mae (?) Davis 
Death*10 Aug 1940 Bronx, New York (NY), United States (US) 
Biography* Edward Clancy Davis, 1882-1940:
Edward was christened on 26 March 1882 at Saint Agnes church in Brooklyn, New York by the Rev. M. T. Kilahy with sponsors James Quinn and Ann Costello. Edward did not have pleasant memories of his father. Most of his recollections centered around Joseph's drinking and the lack of financial support.

He used the name Edward C. Davis exclusively after his step-father invited him to use the Davis surname in Scranton, Pennsylvania about 1897. However, he was never adopted and never legally changed his name. Edward was employed in New York City as an actor by A. H. Woods, Eltinge Theatre Building, West 42nd Street. He married an actress in 1914 but continued to live with his mother as he had for his entire life except when he was traveling with his theater company. Edward supported his mother after his step-father died. He was a member of the Joppa Lodge 201, Masonic Temple, Lafayette Avenue, NYC. 
Last Edited11 Mar 2020


  1. [S275] John Clancy, Probate File, Clerk of County Court,.
  2. [S1611] Montgomery county marriage record.