I had a gr-grandmother Mary Dalton, born in Athea btw 1843-1855 to William Dalton and Mary Woulfe. Mary had a brother Michael Dalton. Surely they are related! My Mary Dalton married James McElligott (1850-?). They emmigrated to US in 1880. Maureen Brennan firstname.lastname@example.org
My great-grandmother, Mary Dalton, was born in Athea in 1847 to Timothy and Johanna Dalton.
Per Griffiths Valuation, the only property leased by Timothy which had a "house" on it referred to a structure at this location. It's a stone cottage (plastered), apparently abandoned years ago, but used for a short time to store things (a bag of fertilizer was visible in the window). Presently has a metal roof; may have originally been thatch. 3 rooms; two large with fireplace, 1 smaller.
M BrennanSunday 10th January 2021, 05:54AM
John Grenham's site shows a cluster of Dalton families in Athea at that time.
I have a distant DNA match on Ancestry.com who says his grand-uncle was the Patrick Dalton whose death is mentioned in "The Valley of Knockanure." There's a plaque on a wall in the village in Patrick's honor..
pragerrSunday 10th January 2021, 06:21AM