Hi Miriam, Thank you for your response. We know a great deal about Cornelius’ life but one of the major records that has alluded us thus far is the date of his death. He was alive at the 1911 census living with his widowed daughter in law and two children. He was live 1912 when his youngest son, also called Cornelius, visted from America with his wife and children as he is mentioned in the Immigration records.
I descend from his second eldest daughter, Mary, who was born in 1864. Mary came to Australia along with two brothers and a sister in late 1880s. The children to stay in Ireland were a daughter, Anne, who married Michael Greene in 1900, Nora who married Andrew Garrahy in 1905, James who never married and John who married Anne Garrahy in 1904. John took over the working of the family farm at Illaunbaun but died in 1909 and that whose widow Cornelius is living with in 1911. I am in contact with a descendant of John & Anne.
Cornelius had married Honora O’Gorman about 1860, another of the elusive records. Honora is said to be from Lahinch and she died in 1891.
Any suggestions with where to find burial records would be appreciated.