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The 1872 civil marriage record for William and Hannah/Hanora shows that William's father was Martin. However, when I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland the earliest William Lalor/Lawlor baptismal record in Co. Laois with father Martin was in 1854 and the record was in Portlaoise. I do see a Lawlor family in Mountrath father Martin Lawlor mother Mary or Margaret Meredith. I'm wondering if either his record was not on the Mountrath register or it was missed in the transcription process. https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0718
See second record for birth of Michael in 1873
Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘
Norah Lawlor b 1853 (estimated) Mountrath Co Laois, married to
William Lawlor b 1850 (estimated) Mountrath Co Laois occupation Tailor,
son Michael Lawlor b 1877 Mountrath Co Laois
Daughter Norah Lawlor b 1876 Mountrath Co Laois
Daughter Sarah Lawlor b 1878 Mountrath Co Laois
Daughter ? N K Lawlor b 1871 Liverpool Lancashire England
England and Wales Census 1881
I found a marraige for William Lawlor and Hannah Clooney on 12/02/1872 in Abbeyleix Co Laois, note various spelling of names and perhaps Norah is actually named Hannah, it was not unusual for children to be named but called or known by a different name.
Thanks very much for taking the time to find and post these very interesting details for me. It's also given me another couple of very helpful lines for me to follow.
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