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Any information on Bernard Donnelly born 1834 and Sarah Quinn born 1839. They married in Mohill Jan 14, 1866. These are my GG Grandparents.

Bernard has 3 brothers, James Donnelly born 1830 at Ardagh & Moydow, sponsors Michl Mayer and Cathre dowd.

John Donnelly bapt, 16 Nov 1831 at Ardagh & Moydow. Sponsors Jas Pawel & Cather Dowd.

Patrick Donnelly bapt 3 Jan 1833 at Ardagh & Moydow. Sponsors Henry & Eliza Maher.


Noeline Hewitt

Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 03:31AM

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  • Noeline:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I searched on the subscription site Roots Ireland and found an 1860 marriage for Bernard and Sarah in the Mohill Church of Ireland church. The name of Bernard's father was shown (Patrick) but not the father of Sarah. See below. I was unable to locate the baptismal records for Bernard and Sarah. Did they emigrate or stay in Ireland?

    Roger McDonnell

    Date of Marriage:14-Jan-1860
    Parish / District:MOHILL CHURCH OF IRELAND
    County:Co. Leitrim 
    Husband  BernardDonnelly  Address Mohill
    Wife SarahQuin

    Husband's Father  PatrickDonnelly

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 04:10PM
  • Thanks for your reply.

    I have found that Sarahs parents are Peter Quinn b1793-1859 and Sarah Jane 'Martha' Erskine b1803-1863.

    Peter died Nov 23, 1859, Mohill, Leitrim.


    Patrick Donnelly - his wife is Ann Maher b1825 but no death date.

    Bernard and Sarah migrated to NewZealand soon after their marriage as their first child was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1861.


    Noeline Hewitt

    Wednesday 24th October 2018, 04:00AM
  • Noeline:

    You may want to consider DNA testing.

    You may also want to add Bernard and Sarah's story to our XO Chronicles site and maybe someone will see a possible connection


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 24th October 2018, 11:19PM