Dr. Geoffrey (Jeffrey) O'Connell married to Elizabeth Anne Ross abt. 1803
Dr. Geoffrey and Elizabeth's three children Michael 1804, John 1811 and Elizabeth Anne 1813 were born at Hillgrove,near Cahirciveen, Ireland. After the death of Geoffrey, Elizabeth and her three children came to South Africa abt. 1818-1820. She remarried a Charles Eagar and we think that they got married somewhere in Kerry, Ireland before they came to South Africa. I now hit a brick wall in my research as we cannot find the marriage certificate of Dr. Geoffrey and Elizabeth. What I do know is that Dr. Geoffrey was a kinsman of Daniel O'Connell as this was pointed out to us by an Irish Genealogist on our visit to Ireland, during May 2014. Dr. Geoffrey was captured in France during the Reign of Terror 1793 where he had a medical practice. After he was released he returned to Hillgrove, Kerry, Ireland. I went through the O'CONNELL TRACTS VOL.3 and found that he
most probably returned to his family who lived at Hillgrove at that time as he was a sick man after his release from the Bastille. The history goes that ALICIA O'CONNELL married to DR. CHARLES FITZPHILLIP O'CONNELL had several children during the 1760's. One of them Honora married John Primrose of Hillgrove and another one called Geoffrey ( Geoffrey we do not have facts on him) Now the question arises, did Geoffrey return to his mother and sister at Hillgrove where his three children were born? I am in possession of the death certificates of his two sons whereupon the place of birth is stated as HILLGROVE, IRELAND. Apparently, he and his father, who also was a dr. practised as drs. in Cork, Ireland, but this still needs further research. As you can see from my story, the PRIMROSE, O'CONNELL, EAGAR and the ROSS Families can play a major part in unravelling this puzzle.