I am looking for my 2x grandparents Alice Rielly Connolly and Mic/Michail/Michael Connelly.
I did not know either existed until a cousin gave me a copy of her grandfathers Baptism Certificate.Her grandfather was Francis Connolly from Redhills, Co Cavan Ireland. My grandmother was his younger sister Bridget. My cousin had a little box full of tiny photos' she had saved from the fire. Her Mother Margaret had been loosing her sight and deemed these of no use to anyone. My couisn and I trolled through the photos' and in the end , as she was leaving she said I could have tham as they were too soiled with age and curled or wrinkled. I scanned them into my computer and took the disc to the store and unlocked 50 years or more , a treasure. The photos' were mainly of My Great Uncle Francis His wife Mary Ann Flannagan Connolly, their 2 daughters Margaret Alice b 1920 and Mary Ann Connolly b 1925 all from Redhills.Among the photos' were my Grandmother Bridget and her females of the Sparks family from Belfast. There are a few of young men who knew the family but no one could put a name to because we grew up in Australia and never met them.The Baptism certificate has Francis details: Parish of Drumlane co Cavan, Francis Connolly, Cranaghan, born 28/6/1887 . Baptised in the Church of Staghall by Rev Edward McGennis. Parents Michael Connolly& Alice Reilly. Sponsors James McMullan and Mary McBrien. You are wondering how I know their name was Connelly. Mic and Alice were married 11/7/1885 in Drumlane Parish ,Mic Connolly from Cranaghan and Alice from Drumlougher. On the cert. I have there are no parents registered but the witness were James McMullen and Bridget Reilly. On the 1901 census that Mic Signed the family were at 74 Ballyconnell, Ballyconnell. The family name was spelled Connelly and on the second page which is hand written the household names are Connelly and the signature was signed Micail Connelly. As I am sure you all know that when someone else is signing your name they at times change the spelling a little. I am sticking to Connelly until Mic dies in or about 1907, I am not exactually sure of the date and the next entry I have is the 1911 census where the family are living at 4 Lisnadurk, Glebe North, Fermanagh. There is just Alice, Francis and Elizabeth or Lizzie.Francis marries Mary Ann Flanaghan and their first daughter Margaret Alice is born in Newtownbutler. Their second daughter Mary Ann or Annie Connolly was born 1925. At this time the family move to Co Cavan and Redhills where they stayed. Francis sisters Mary married a Mr. Smith. Help here would be appreciated,Susan married a Hugh Close in Belfast in 1913. Bridget married John Patrick Sparks in 1913 and Lizzie married ,I think a Mr Martin. Thats is it I don't know anymore. All help would be welcome even the spelling of names and Places. Thank you Marie