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First timer on this website, I've been trying to find some information on my great-great-grand-father from the time he was born to when he landed in Quebec, Canada. He would have been born around 22nd of september 1855, Carduff-Parish, Ballingtemple, County Cavan, Ulster, Northern Ireland (Which I don't even know if it makes sense). Can't seem to find anything on Ancestry regarding his parents or even his life before he had immigrated over sea. I don't have alot of information regarding his parents... Exept on Owen's McCann wedding records... His father would have been named John McCann and his mother Mary from Cavan parish. That's all I have... 

Was wondering if anyone was looking into the same family line, or had information that would be really a treasure to have. My grand-father would like to have more information on his grand-father and I would like to actually give him some real and documented information on his ancestors before I am no longer able to...

I will upload the wedding record picture with this post... The wedding record is french... but you can clearly see that the name John McCann and Mary M... are listed as Owen's parents.

Thank you for your time, hoping someone can help me.

Angela Brigitte McCann

Tuesday 18th February 2020, 08:42PM

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  • Angela:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Unfortunately, the RC records for Ballintemple parish start in 1862 so no baptismal record would be available for Owen and I did not see a marriage record. The spelling of the townland where they lived would be Corduff. I looked at the 1855 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing and there were seven McCann records and there was John McCann in Corr. I'm wondering if that was shorthand for Corduff

    Do you know if Owen had any siblings? I ask because I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland for Ballintemple records 1862 on and found a John McCann/Mary Lee couple who lived in Corduff and had the following children: Patt 1865 John 1868 Mary1871 Thomas 1873 Anne 1880 Below is a link to the birth record for John (5th record on page)

    Let me know if you see a possible connection.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10:13PM
  • I do not know if Owen had any siblings... I will keep looking, keeping your research in mind.

    Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it !

    Angela Brigitte McCann

    Wednesday 19th February 2020, 12:44AM