My ancestor Michael McDonnell was born in 1799. He was married in Gowran in 1824 to Catherine Cody. He is seen in Griffith;s Valuation in 1849 as being on land leased from Viscount Clifton at Blanchevillespark.
He might have gone to England as a family of the same name is listed at Great Bolton, near Mancester in the county of Leicestershire, in the census of 1851.
Andrew McDonnell the son of Michael ran away from home at the age of 12. He was born in 1826. I can find no birth or baptismal certificate for him. He arrived in Ontario
Canada in 1846 married in 1849. We have listed his family in our geneology book but we cannot find any information before Andrew other than the name of his mother and father. Does anyone know anything?