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Cannon/Farrell - Can anyone help with a location in Sligo?
« on: Monday 27 August 07 00:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Peeps,

I have hit a brick wall and don't seem to be getting any further. If someone can help with information or point me in another direction that would be great.

Thomas Cannon (b. 1824) was married to Ann Farrell (b. 1826) in Oldham, Lancashire 25 April 1852. His father was Michael Cannon (a Labourer) and her father was Edward Farrell (a farmer). I have not managed to find Thomas on the 1851 census. On later census data Thomas indicates he was born in County Sligo, Ireland - to date i have not managed to isolate a location so i can continue my search.  Ann Farrell is also indicated to be from County Sligo.

They later moved to Bradford but they must have had ties in Oldham because there second child Edward Cannon was born there in 1855. Other children included Ellen b.1854, Mary b.1858, Bridget b.1861 and then a grand daughter called Mary Ellen b.1875 (on this front i assume her mother was an unmarried daughter of Thomas and Ann because Mary Ellen was a Cannon and  i dont think she was Edwards child)

If anyone can help or help me pin point a village/town in County Sligo i would be very grateful.

Regards,
Trilobite

Durkin - County Mayo & Bradford, Yorkshire
Linskey - County Mayo & Bradford, Yorkshire
Cannon - County Sligo & Bradford, Yorkshire
O'Hara - County Sligo & Bradford, Yorkshire
Hilditch - Cheshire & Staffordshire
Wilcock - Preston & Burnley
Horsfield - Bury
Howard - Liverpool
Wilson - Scarborough
Gibson - Scarborough
Normandale - Scarborough

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Re: Cannon/Farrell - Can anyone help with a location in Sligo?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 August 07 22:34 BST (UK) »
Hello Trilobite, have a look at the Griffiths Valuation.  I'm afraid there are quite a few families listed for Cannon and Farrell. You may be in luck there is a Michael and an Edward listed!!!

http://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths.php

Dee


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Re: Cannon/Farrell - Can anyone help with a location in Sligo?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 August 07 13:39 BST (UK) »
Hi Dee

I went through every listing for County Sligo on the Griffiths Valuation and came across 2no. Michael Cannons, in Montiagh, Achonry and Annaghcor, Kilmacallan. The problem with this is how do i know which one is the correct one and/or if either of them are?

Trilobite
Durkin - County Mayo & Bradford, Yorkshire
Linskey - County Mayo & Bradford, Yorkshire
Cannon - County Sligo & Bradford, Yorkshire
O'Hara - County Sligo & Bradford, Yorkshire
Hilditch - Cheshire & Staffordshire
Wilcock - Preston & Burnley
Horsfield - Bury
Howard - Liverpool
Wilson - Scarborough
Gibson - Scarborough
Normandale - Scarborough

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Re: Cannon/Farrell - Can anyone help with a location in Sligo?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 August 07 13:41 BST (UK) »
Dee,

I have just tried your link - its great, I can try a few other surnames on that one. I went through each and every townland manually to start with.

Thank you

Caroline
Durkin - County Mayo & Bradford, Yorkshire
Linskey - County Mayo & Bradford, Yorkshire
Cannon - County Sligo & Bradford, Yorkshire
O'Hara - County Sligo & Bradford, Yorkshire
Hilditch - Cheshire & Staffordshire
Wilcock - Preston & Burnley
Horsfield - Bury
Howard - Liverpool
Wilson - Scarborough
Gibson - Scarborough
Normandale - Scarborough