Hello Mr. O'Connor. A colleague saw your post and asked me to see if I cold be of assistance or recommend a course of action. Lacking a townland or barony in Co. SLigo, where there are many O'Connors, makes this a mighty haystack. If you have any local names of places, more recommendations may be made. I wold also advise going to DuckDuckGo search engine and type in "estate papers for Michael Cuffe Ireland" - review the answers. Estate papers may be in the National Library [NLI] or up in the north in Belfast at PRONI research center. Without a place to land on and start, I'm stuck to make a furhter recommendaiton for a course of action. Perhaps a reviewof any documents you have re Irish ancestors may be of help. Take care and best of luck. Steve Lemken
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Drumrat SligoWednesday 14th April 2021, 08:43PM
Hi Steve, thanks for the reply. I have been at this quite a number of years and every now and then, I have an epiphany and go with it to see what falls out. I do not have a townland or parish and to be honest, through another source, I heard it could be north Mayo that they came from. The suggestion of researching the estate papers for Michael Cuffe Ireland is something I have not tried for what reason I do not know. I have searched through the estate papers for Lord Longford, however they only start from the 1850's. From the papers I have reviewed, it is apparent that the Connor family were well entrenched and acted as foremen on the estate. This would be only two or three generations after the move from the west.
Again thanks for the reply. I will of course take up your suggestion and plough on.
BenchurianThursday 15th April 2021, 10:59PM