Well, my gg grandfather John G.....? married a Mary .......? unknown!
Ancestry dna says Connaught is the area of origin - that takes in a few counties - and unfortunately some of my maternal line is from part of that area too. This dna / family trees are a real challenge
Mary his wife died in 1879 in George Town Aus,t and her newspaper death notice says that John had died before she and my g grandfather aged abt 10 came to Australia circa 1856. However, I cant find his (Martin's) birth in Ireland - well not with an older brother Michael to the same parents.
My 2nd cousin believes that Mary and the boys may have gone to America before coming to Australia I wonder if her husband John went too - I do not have access to the American database on Ancestry - but I think they would have needed some money - not knowing how they lived in Ireland is another puzzle. Another scenario is that Mary and John were the grandparents?
I am beginning to believe that they either lied or did not know their birth years! or because they could not read - they did not know how the person recording details was spelling their surname.
Do you think the parish priests always got the spelling right ? Some of their handwriting is awful and slight changes do seem to occur
I do believe I have seen your tree on Ancestry ? the name Anneliese rings a bell.
Will keep your tree in mind
Thanks for replying