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I recently found information that suggests my great grandmother may have been the daughter of Maurice Connors and Johanna Malone, born August 1871 Fermoy.  I originally thought Hannorah (Hannah) was the daughter of Maurice Connors and Johanna O'Brien  Do you have any further information?  Debbie 



Debora Cote

Tuesday 18th August 2020, 01:58AM

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  • Debbie:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I have searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and the free site (for civil birth records) and could not find any records around 1871 for a Hannorah Connors with either set of parents that you list in your message.

    What info do you have which shows August 1871 with parents Maurice Connors and Johanna Malone.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 18th August 2020, 01:17PM
  • she (or somebody in her households gave a birth date of August 1871 to the census taker in 1900.  A distant relative had researched through Hibernian and that also listed August 1871 but listed her mother as Johanna O'Brien so she may have been a half sibling to the other children of Maurice Connors I have found  Debbie 


    Debora Cote

    Tuesday 18th August 2020, 10:50PM
  • Debbie:

    I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and found three possible baptismal records for siblings to Hannorah. Parents were shown as Maurice Connor and Johanna or Joan Malone. All three baptisms were in the Conna RC parish. Conna RC parish is southeast of Fermoy RC parish. The three children were: Bridget baptized June 11 1857 Michael baptized May 18 1859 and John baptized May 24 1864.

    Civil registration of births started in 1864 so I was able to find the civil record for John (see third record)

    The family was living in Ballycullane townland in Mogeely civil parish.

    I went thru 98 Connor/Connors birth records in the Fermoy registration district from 1864-1873 focusing on names close to Hannorah including Johanna.

    I did find a brother Maurice in 1867 (third record)

    Finally found Johanna which I think is very likely Hannorah. Born May 25 1870 (see last record)


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 18th August 2020, 11:39PM
  • Hello Roger

    thank you so much for all,your efforts I appreciate it so much   Debbie  


    Debora Cote

    Thursday 20th August 2020, 12:29AM
  • Hi Debora,

    I have been asked by Jane Halloran Ryan of Ireland XO to review your querie re, Hannorah Connors.

    Having examined all Connors families in County Cork from 1860-1880 and with particular interest focused in the 1870-1872 records, I can only concur in full with Roger's findings that the Johanna born in 1870 To Maurice Connors & Johanna Malone is the one you are looking for and the record of her birth and that of her brother are the correct ones that Roger has already sent you.

    The name "Hannoragh" is and has been spelled and mis-spelled in many ways in many records Civil and Religious and some of them are, Hanonragh, Hanora, Hannah, Hanna, Norah, Nora, Johannah, Johanna, Joanna and a few others. 

    I will continue to look at records to see if I can find further information on the family and will get back to you if I do,

    Frank Fahy

    Abbeystrowry Cork

    Saturday 22nd August 2020, 12:27PM
  • Hello Mr. Fahy    
    thank you so much for the information   I very much appreciate this   Debbie 



    Debora Cote

    Tuesday 25th August 2020, 09:00PM
  • Hello. I am wondering if it is possible to go back any further or if this is probably as far back as is possible given that many of Ireland's records don't go back that far?  Debbie 


    Debora Cote

    Friday 28th August 2020, 11:42AM
  • Debbie:

    I checked and there were no baptismal records in Conna parish for a Maurice Connor or Johanna Malone. Conna records go back to 1832. Their records may be available in a different parish but without having their parents names, it would be difficult to confirm any records.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 29th August 2020, 01:35PM
  • Thank you for checking. 

    Debora Cote

    Sunday 30th August 2020, 12:09AM
  • Debora 

     Pa Barry ( from Conna has given the following 

    Bridget Connors baptised 11th June 1857.
    Sponsors: Timothy Leahy and Mary Keeffe.
    Address: Glasshouse, Curraglass.

    Michael Connors baptised 18th May 1859.
    Sponsors:  Maurice Leahy and Mary Forde.
    Address: Glengoura, Curraglass.

    John Connors baptised 24th May, 1864.
    Sponsors: Patrick Cashman and Margaret Walsh.
    Address: Ballycullane, Curraglass.

    Johanna Connors baptised 24th May, 1870
    Sponsors: Con Murphy and Kate Aherne.
    Address: Condonstown, Watergrasshill.

    Maurice Connors occupation was given as Labourer in the Civil birth records of John and Johanna.


    Maurice Connors baptised 5th June 1867.
    Sponsors:  William Dennehy and Hanora Noonan.
    Address: Watergrasshill.

    I don’t think there are any relatives of the family in the Conna area

    Seamus Fox   #Irish ☘️Family Search

    Mitchelstown1 Cork

    Sunday 6th September 2020, 11:53AM
  • Thank you very much for all,the information.  I very much appreciate it.  Debbie 

    Debora Cote

    Monday 7th September 2020, 02:19AM