Balfe Family 

How is Joe Kenny related?

I found out about the Balfe family while looking through the St. Francis de Sale records in Smith Falls.  I came across their name several times as godparents to some of the Kenny kids.  At this point, I assumed there was a relationship.  I met a lady named Andree Balfe, who had researched her Balfe family, and when she shared her information with me, I saw that there was a Sally Kenny from Kennystown, that married Thomas Balfe in Kennystown, on my birthday,  Nov 3, 1831.  In fact, this was the first I had heard of a Kennystown, County Wicklow, Ireland.  Her records showed an Edward Balfe as her father.  I later learned while visiting Kennystown, that Edward Balfe did indeed, live in Kennystown and right where Batt Kennys lives now. 

Some of the following Information is compiled from several sources, but people that were involved in this research are Joe Kenny, Andree Balfe Fergus, Dave Allatt, and  Anne Burgess.

The Children of Edward Balfe are suspected to be as follows:

Nicholas2 Balfe, born Abt. 1804 in Hillbrooke, Catholic Parish of Tomacork, Carnew, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.; died 21 March 1889.

 John Balfe, born Abt. 1806 in Hillbrooke Coolafancy, Carnew, Tomacork Parish, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; died 1868 in Oro Twp, Simcoe Cty, Ontario.

Thomas Balfe, born 1807 in Tomacork Parish, Carnew, Kilcaven, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.; died 10 November 1888 in Ontario.   

 Edward Balfe, born Abt. 1810. He married Kitty O'Toole.

Catherine Balfe Born abt 1822 and died after 1901.  May have had a handicap.

Mary Balfe, born Abt. 1823.

Wife of Thomas Balfe was Sarah Kenny, Married November 3, 1831   Sarah Kenny Balfe


Click here for some of the Families that were evicted from the Coolattin Estates, in Ireland, and ended up in or near Smith Falls, Ontario

There were several Balfe families in the Smith Falls area.  Some lived in Montague, some in Smith Falls, and many in Kitley.  Here are the names of some that lived in Kitley, compiled by Anne Balfe and a group of her research friends.  Kitley Balfes