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Connells Of Galway

Question by psylosusie

My ggg-grandfather was Stephen Connell B 1806 d. 1886. He was born in Headford, Galway, Ireland, but due to an unfortunate incident fled Headford and settled in Abbeyknockmoy, Galway, Ireland. I beleive he had relatives in Abbeyknockmoy since his next door neighbor in Griffiths was a Michael Connell. Stephen had two sons that I know of Richard (b. 1841) my gg-grandfather and James. I also beleive that Stephen may have been married twice, and that Richard and James are his sons with Mary Dwyer whom he married in Taum 1838. I know there are many Connells in Headford, but since the Headford parish records only go back to 1880, I am hoping someone with Headford Connell realtions is missing a few relatives, namely Stephen, Richard and James. My family followed the tradtional Irish naming standard for children. First boy named after the husband's father, second son after wife's father, and so on. The most common first names, strating with the most frequent in my family are Michael, James, John, Thomas, Patrick, with Richard and Stephen coming in last. This has led me to assume that Stephen Connell b. 1806 was a younger son in the family. If any of this rings a bell, please contact me. We still keep in touch with the descendents of Stephen b 1806 son James. His realtions are still living near Tuam.

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on 2011-01-04 19:15:47

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by Dezmau on 2011-11-22 20:09:27

Hi there Suzie,

We possible have O'Connell's and also a Hamilton Ross b.1775 from Galway. He was the brother of Eliza Ross who married Dr. Geoffrey O'Connell. There could be a connection here as their two sons were Michael O'Connell b.1804 and a John O'Connell b.1811. Please contact me on my email address?

Regards,

Maureen

by Johamilton on 2014-03-27 12:45:52

I am descended from Hamilton Ross! I have quite a long of information on him and his family but still cannot find his parents. I live on Vancouver island.
Jo Smith

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