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Good day, I know there's a thread on the Cantwell family.  My connection is Judith Cantwell 1795-1862 daughter of James Cantwell and Joanna Kelly.  Judith married Peter Finnerty/Fennerty (who had a brother Patrick)  The had a number of children, Honorah 1830 1836-1897 is my GG-GM. (the other Finnerty children were Mathew, Peter, Michael, Patrick and Mary) Honora, Peter, Michael emmigrated to Stamford, CT, USA. Honora prior to 1870 and possibly prior to 1860 (there is an Ann working for the Strowbridge family)  There is a batism record of 3 Aug 1830 for her, but all the US Census show her as being born about 1836 and her grave stone says died 10/31/1897 age 60 years old.  So I know these things are a little fuzzy. But the DNA matches to the Cantwell family makes me think she's one in the same.

Honora married a Martin Clark 1835-1908.  I'm been blocked on finding anything more on Martin that I can say with certainty.  Coinsidently, There is a Martin Clark born in Offaly to a Patt Clark and Elizabeth Murry. (guessing they would have been born around 1815).  Does anyone have a Clark(e) or Finnerty connection in their tree that may match with mine?  Would love to share any findings.

Thank you,

James Clark


Thursday 13th May 2021, 11:44PM

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    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 14th May 2021, 12:07AM
  • Hello James

    Firstly welcome to Ireland Reaching Out

    Question - how do you mean you have been blocked from finding out anymore on Martin Clark

    Martin Clarke was born in Rahan October 29th 1835 to Patrick Clarke and Eliza Murray, Godparents were Jas (maybe Joseph) Smyth and Eliza Kelly.

    Attached is the record



    Geraldine Buckley-Smith

    Thursday 20th May 2021, 10:04PM

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  • James

    Honorah was Baptised on the 29th July 1930 in Killina in St Carthages Church in the Parish of Rahan. 

    Parents were Peter Finnerty and Judith Cantwell, Godparents were Edward Kinahan and Winifred Kelly.  If Honorah was Baptised on July 29th she was born probably 2/3 days earlier.  (Baptism record attached)



    Geraldine Buckley-Smith

    Thursday 20th May 2021, 10:28PM

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  • Peter

    Judith's parents were James Cantwell and Johanna Kelly, one of their other children was Michael Cantwell (Judiths brother) married Mary Molloy,

    Michael and Mary are my Great Great Grandparents


    Geraldine Buckley-Smith

    Thursday 20th May 2021, 10:34PM