Place of migration:
Stayed in Ireland

William Henry McConnell was my great-grandfather, the only child of William John McConnell and Margaret McCully. He was born in Belfast but went to the Model school in Newtownards. He worked for the same company as a stone-mason and brick-layer for over 50 years. He married Sarah Alice Courtney on 19 October 1897 at St Anne's, Belfast, known as the runaway church. They lived in various parts of Belfast. William is buried in the Dundonald Cemetery. 

Additional Information
Date of Birth 29th May 1875  
Date of Death 24th May 1954  


  • William John McConnel (1844 - 1920) and Margaret McCully.( abt 1844-1889) married 21 Apr 1865 in First Presbyterian Church, Newtownards, Co Down, Ireland.  Margaret was buried at the Movilla Graveyard, Newtownards.

    Jim McCully

    Sunday 26th April 2020, 08:48AM
  • I am trying to find any relatives still living in Ireland.

    David McConnell (Born 1777 and died in 1838 in Toledo Ohio).  He and his wife Elizabeth Farr migrated to the USA around 1832 with 8 of their children.  Their oldest son (William McConnell, born May 12, 1804) stayed in Ireland because he was already married.  I believe his wife's name was Catherine Higginson.  William died June 17, 1876.  They were from County Antrim.


    Tuesday 29th June 2021, 11:07PM

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