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I am researching my great, great grandparents. I believe my gg grandfather was Michael Delahunty and was born c. 1827 and died in 1891. My gg grandmother was Eliza Gantly born c1836 and died 1915. Towards the end of the nineteenth century they begin to use Delahunt rather than Delahunty as their surname.

I have found baptism certificates (and some birth certificates) for his children including my great grandmother Catherine (Kate) who was born in 1877. The earliest record I can find is the baptism certificate for Bridget Delahunty in 07-Jun-1857 in Glasshouse in the parish of Shinrone.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate a record of marriage for Michael and Eliza or baptism certificates. I have however located their death certificates. I have found some potential baptism certificates for both, but not sure how to assess whether are their's. Does anyone have any suggestions, please?
I would also be interested in learning more about Michael's role as a school master. There is a Micheal Delahunty listed as leasing a schoolhouse in the area in Griffin's Valuation in the 1850s. There is also Michael Delahunty listed asdelivering a classical school in Slaters Directory. Again, I am not sure how to assess if it is him.
After Michael's death the family move from the area to Dublin and then some of the children emigrate to England and the US.

Many thanks in advance and kind regards



Sunday 10th January 2021, 08:44PM