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Looking for information regarding McConnells in the Raloo Parish and in particular anything further regarding William Thomas who is buried with both wives in the grave yard at Templecorran. I'm related through his son William George being a great great grandson

WILLIAM THOMAS1 MCCONNELL was born in 1793 in Drumnadreagh, Glynn, Antrim Northern irelam.

He died on 02 Apr 1883 in Drumnadreagh, Glynn, Antrim Northern Ireland. He married (1) ELIZABETH (1ST) in 1819 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. She was born in 1803 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. She died on 07 Jul 1855 in Drumnadreagh, Glynn, Antrim Northern irelam. He married (2) ELIZABETH (2ND) on 14 Dec 1858 in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland. She was born in 1798 in Ireland, UK. She died on 30 Sep 1865 in Drumnadreagh, Glynn, Antrim Northern Ireland.

William Thomas McConnell and Elizabeth (1st) had the following children:

  1. i.       WILLIAM GEORGE2 MCCONNELL was born on 11 May 1820 in Ballymena, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland, Ireland. He died on 18 Dec 1905 in "Razorback" farm, Panmure, Victoria, Australia. He married Letitia Foster, daughter of Joseph Foster and Harriet Semple, on 23 Apr 1841 in Ballymena, Ireland, UK. She was born in May 1816 in Magheramorne, Antrim Norther Ireland. She died on 30 Nov 1891 in King Street, Warnambool, Victoria, Australia.
  2. ii.      ROBERT MCCONNELL was born in 1821 in Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland. He died in 1896 in Larne, Ireland. He married (1) AGNES. He married (2) MARY.
  3. iii. JENNY JANE MCCONNELL was born in 1823 in Antrim, Antrim, Ireland. She died on 18 Dec 1871 in Magheramorne, Antrim Northern Ireland. She married Samuel Lough, son of Robert Lough, on 31 Dec 1847 in Templecorran, Ant, Ire. He was born in 1826 in Antrim, N. Ireland, UK. He died on 16 Dec 1871 in Magheramorne, Antrim, Northern Ireland.

iv.    THOMAS MCCONNELL was born in 1825 in Ireland, UK. He died on 22 Sep 1881 in

Magheramorne, Antrim Northern Ireland. He married Catherine Doran on 01 Nov 1845 in 0341,Broadisland,Antrim,Ireland. She was born in 1820 in Antrim, Antrim, Ireland. She died on 22 Jul 1883 in Magheramorne, Antrim Northern Ireland (Buried Templecorran Ballycarry Northern Ireland).

  1. v. MR JAMES MCCONNELL was born in 1830 in Antrim, Ireland, UK. He died on 12 Sep 1874 in Larne (Age: 44). He married Eliza or Elizabeth Gilbert, daughter of John Gilbert and Lena Mc Murtrey, on 17 Jan 1850 in Templecorran, Antrim, Ireland. She was born in 1829. She died on 28 Jan 1881 in Larne, Antrim, Ireland.

vi.      SARAH MCCONNELL was born in Doubtful.

NoelMcC

Friday 15th October 2021, 03:15AM

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  • Noel,

    The William Connell who married Elizabeth Smith in Mallow in 1858 was a butcher, residing in Mallow, and the son of another William, also a butcher. Your ancestor who died in Drumnadreagh was a farmer, according to his death certificate.  Farmers didn't move around much, nor are they likely to have been working 300 miles from home, as a butcher in Mallow. I don't think the 1858 marriage is the same family. (I also see a death for a William Connell, butcher, in Mallow on 22.12.1878). Likewise I see you have 3 children born in Ballymena,Lisburn & Antrim town. That's not imposible but would be very strange for a farmer.How certain are you that you have the correct events?  I would have expected his children to be born on his farm. Have you checked the local baptism records for Presbyterian churches near Drumnadreagh? (I assume the family was Presbyterian. If the church has records for the 1820s they may well not be on-line. There should be a copy in PRONI though). Jenny McConnel appears to have married in Ballycarry Presbyterian so that may be the family church. Their baptism & marriage records start in 1832.

    William McConnell's will is on-line on the PRONI site.Dated 1881, it mentions sons William & Robert (still alive) and sons James & Thomas (both deceased). The residual legatee was Thomas's wife Catherine, who was also one of the executors.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 17th October 2021, 11:24AM