Family Stories and Professions
Albert Austin married Mary Casey, he was born with a hole in the heart and tragically died very young, but not before the arrival of Stephen, Catherine, Martin and Jane. Mary went on to marry Harry Swain. He can be described as a very tough guy; he was a prisoner of war in Poland forced to work in the Polish mines and when the prisoners were liberated, rather than wait for the liberating army to arrive he actually walked to the British lines. He had been a foreman during the construction of the Thames Flood Barrier and he also worked on big construction projects in Bahrain. Sadly Harry is no longer with us.
There was only one Christian Brother in the family, his name goes without saying, Brother Gregory, better known to all as Uncle Frank. A mention here goes to Anthony Casey, son of Reginald Casey, who trained in a novitiate for 4-5 yrs. to become a Roman Catholic Priest. He didn’t complete his training, his calling ultimately was for teaching.
Nurses in the family include Geraldine Casey (married to Terence Casey). Also Julie Ann Clegg (married to Simon Clegg)
Linda Casey : A wonderful Therapist and Councilor. (you got a problem? She will sort it!).
Joseph Casey was a Professional
Lithographer (Litho-Artist). He was conscripted into the army during the latter stages of WW2
where his skills were used to the full. He was commissioned to draw maps
which were invaluable to the allied war effort.
Joseph Casey was a Professional Lithographer (Litho-Artist). He was conscripted into the army during the latter stages of WW2 where his skills were used to the full. He was commissioned to draw maps which were invaluable to the allied war effort.
Top Motor Mechanics include Charles Williams (married to Linda) and his fellow Welshmen Michael and David Beech (married to Theresa and Marie Kerrigan). Thomas Casey (big trucks!) and Simon Burke. (Son of ‘Tony’ & Pearl Burke).
Teachers include husband and wife Anthony and Margaret
Casey. Also Terence Casey teaches IT (Information Technology)
Computers and Technology graduates include Paul Casey , Paul Kerrigan (MSc in Computers), John Kerrigan, and Patrick Kerrigan.
There is at least one Fireman in the family, Thomas Casey.
Engineers include ‘Tony’ Burke and Bryan Casey (both of whom worked together at the Michelin Tyre Co.)
Beauty Therapist and hairdresser: Janet Casey. Her son Ben Casey says he's good at maths and drawing, and he's in year 5.
Family members who have served in the armed forces include many of the older generation through WW1 and WW2, and more recently the Falklands. A special mention here goes to Paul Casey who served during the Falkland War. I believe Peter Burke is in the forces. (Which service I am not sure).
Top Trucker Shaun Casey: An extra-ordinary man who can drive any vehicle anywhere!
Party Organisers and co-ordinators, Angela Casey ( wife of James Casey) and Marie Casey ( wife of Thomas Casey).
As of December 2001 the tree stretches 7 generations starting with John Casey born 1840 to the present youngest member Sean Patrick Kerrigan born November 2001.