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My ancestor, Morris Conolly was born between 1837 and 1841. His death record in the U.S. says his birthplace was Enniscorthy, County Wexford. The record for his 2nd marriage in the U.S. gives his parents as Lyons Connelly and Mary Farrel and just says County Wexford as his place of birth. I have been unable to find a record of his birth but have found a record of his first marriage in Marshalstown in 1863 and records of birth for the first two children in Ireland in Tomadilly and Ballydaw in 1864 and 1867. His family was in the U.S. in 1870. I have been unable to find any record of a Lyons Connelly (or variations on the surname) anywhere in Ireland at all and don't know where to look or what to do next to try to find his birth and his parents. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you.

 

Lynne

Wednesday 12th Jun 2024, 03:13AM

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  • Birth of Laurence (first marriage to Betty nee Kelly), granmother is Ellen Kelly

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    Eileen

    Wednesday 12th Jun 2024, 01:51PM
  • Birth of James

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    Eileen

    Wednesday 12th Jun 2024, 02:05PM
  • Since Maurice's first child was named Laurence, my guess is that Maurice's father may also have been named Laurence.  "Lyons" may have been a variation on that?

    Patricia

    Wednesday 12th Jun 2024, 04:20PM
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    Eileen

    Wednesday 12th Jun 2024, 07:29PM
  • It might help to look at the original marriage record, the one actually signed by Morris and Ellen.  Have a look at what the register says. It might say something other than Lyons but which the transcriber took to be Lyons.  Or it might be Lyons. Or it might be Laurence but sounded like Lyons in Morris's Irish accent. Or it might be something else. The town clerk of Bennington likely holds this record. Good luck.

    Patricia

    Wednesday 12th Jun 2024, 08:47PM
  • Marriage of Morris and Betty September 19th 1863  Marshalstown | Microfilm 04248 / 11    https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000634074#page/9/mode/1up

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    Eileen

    Wednesday 12th Jun 2024, 09:05PM
  • James baptised in Marshalstown

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    Eileen

    Wednesday 12th Jun 2024, 09:09PM
  • Laurence baptised in Marshalstown

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