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My gr/grandfather was Patrick Scannell and he was baptised 10th of May 1840 at St,Peter and Paul Cork and Ross. His parents were William Scannell and Hanora Lane.His siblings

are listed as Eliza Scannell 1830 - Mary Ann Scannell 1834 - William Scannell 1836 and another William Scannell 1842. Patrick Scannell married on the 13th of February 1859

to Mary Cronin born Cork 1843. at St Patrick,s R.C. Cathedral Church,Skibbereen,Cork.  By 1861 they appear on UK Census at Dowlais,Merthyr Tydfil,Wales UK along with first

born Timothy Scannell.  If any one reading this can identify with it then please make contact.

Graham son of Catherine Scannell


Friday 22nd December 2017, 07:29PM

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  • Hi Graham!

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out! Happy New Year!

    In addiiton to your message board post, you may want to post Patrick's story to our XO Chronicles site

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 1st January 2018, 04:23PM
  • Thanks for your message Roger, I will follow your advice.

    Graham Williams Son of Catherine Scannell.


    Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 03:18PM
  • Hi Graham,

     I'm not ure if I can be of any help to you, but my 3x great grandfather was Jeremiah/Darby Scannel born circa 1803 in Skibbereen area.  He married a Biddy/Bridget Cronin.  They  had a son Patrick baptised on 2 Jan 1829 and a daughter Ellen baptised on 2 Aug 1830, both in SKIBBEREEN (CREAGH & SULLON).  My 2x great grandfather, Denis was baptised on 17 Jan 1833 in Aughadown.  Margaret at the Skibbereen heritage Center told me that the name Scannel aans Scanlon were interchangable.  On 15 Feb 1841 in Aughadown, their daughter Bridget was born.  

    Not sure if this helps,


    Sponsors -

    Patrick = Jeremiah Holland and Joan Reacroft

    Ellen = John Sullivan and Catherine Cronin

    Denis = John Donovan and Catherine Collins

    Bridget = Michael Harrington and Mary Donovan



    Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 12:05PM
  • Hello Annie,            Thank you for your message, I cannot be certain if your Scannell family are linked to mine although the time scale and place are very significant.

    Witnesses to my gr/grandpatents Patrick Scannell and Mary Cronin,s marriage were  Joannah Cronin and Timothy Buckley in 1859.  Another aspect is that they had

    a son Dennis c1867 and a daughter Ellen c 1868.  The nearest i have got to their parents so far are as stated in my message above.

    Thank you again for your message.

    Graham   Son of Catherine Scannell c1905     Wales UK


    Thursday 4th January 2018, 02:43PM
  • Have you checked withthe Skibbereen Heritage Center?  Margaret at the Center was helpful to me when I was looking for my Scannel/Scanlon family.



    Friday 5th January 2018, 12:06PM
  • Hi Annie,      Yes i have been in touch with Skibbereen Heritage Centre over a number of years and as you say they are very helpful.

    Regards Graham.


    Sunday 21st January 2018, 07:35PM