Kennedy, Kenneth A.

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Kennedy, Kenneth A.

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Description area

Dates of existence

1894-1974

History

Kenneth Arthur Kennedy was the youngest son of Doctor J. M. Prior Kennedy, JP, of Elmfield, Tullamore King’s County, and Anchoretta H. Jacob. He was born on 3 April 1894 and was educated at St Columba’s College and Trinity College. K. A. Kennedy was called to the bar in 1917 and qualified as a solicitor in 1924. He was a solicitor with A & L Goodbody with offices at Dame Street, Dublin, Moate and Tullamore becoming a partner by 1930. Alfred Goodbody had died in 1924 in the same year as Kenneth Kennedy qualified. In 1930 Kenneth Kennedy, Lewis Goodbody and George Acheson Overend acquired the fee simple as joint tenants of premises at High Street, Tullamore held on lease since 1913. Lewis Goodbody died in 1933 and the ownership of the firm was shared between G. O. Overend and Kenneth Arthur Kennedy, but not necessarily in equal shares. In 1947 a new partnership arrangement was entered into between Overend and Kennedy and the following year Kenneth Arthur Kennedy acquired the entire interest in the building at High Street for £800. The A & L Goodbody, Tullamore partnership appears at this time to have comprised of G. A. Overend, Kenneth A. Kennedy and G. G. Overend. The Tullamore building was to serve the Tullamore firm now known as Goodbody & Kennedy until 1989 when the business was sold to Dermot Scanlon by Kenneth C. P. Kennedy. He had been active in the firm up to his death on 9 December 1974 at the age of 80 and had served his clients in Tullamore for fifty years. He married Mary Lawrence in 1924, the same year as he qualified as a solicitor. She was better known locally as Bean Uí Chinnéide and was a keen landscape painter and with her husband a lover of nature. Mr Kennedy’s tombstone at Clonminch fittingly records – /He loved his birds/ and he loved his bible/The word of God/ a Lantern to his feet/. Court tributes were paid to Mr Kennedy by District Justice Tormey at Tullamore district court and on behalf of the solicitors by Mr Eugene Hunt.

Places

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Solicitor

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Goodbody & Kennedy, Solicitors (1947-1989)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Goodbody & Kennedy, Solicitors is owned by Kennedy, Kenneth A.

Dates of the relationship

1947-1989

Description of relationship

Related entity

A. & L. Goodbody, Solicitors (1902-1947 (Tullamore))

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

A. & L. Goodbody, Solicitors is the business partner of Kennedy, Kenneth A.

Dates of the relationship

1930-1947

Description of relationship

Related entity

Goodbody, Lewis (1866-1933)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Goodbody, Lewis is the business partner of Kennedy, Kenneth A.

Dates of the relationship

1924-1933

Description of relationship

Related entity

Kennedy, C. P.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

family

Type of relationship

Kennedy, C. P. is the child of Kennedy, Kenneth A.

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Kennedy, John Murray Prior

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

family

Type of relationship

Kennedy, John Murray Prior is the parent of Kennedy, Kenneth A.

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Description of relationship

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Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd Edition (2011)

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Lisa Shortall, May 2016

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Sources

Byrne, M., Legal Offaly: the county courthouse at Tullamore and the legal profession in County Offaly from the 1820s to the present day, Esker Press, 2008

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