Author Topic: John MARTIN & Family 1871-1891  (Read 1387 times)

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Re: John MARTIN & Family 1871-1891
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 21:49 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sinann, dathai and Kiltaglassan,
I'm amazed at the response's
Everything you've all said makes sense, I've seen the marriage Cert. for William and Clara.
William was married before Clara, to Elizabeth (Lizzie) Coonan in Athlone in 1892
they had two Children Mary and Ethel, Lizzie died in the birth of Ethel.
I don't know what happened to Mary.
Two- three years later he married Clara.
Ethel is listed on the 1911 census in Down with William and Clara's children.
Williams Parents were John Wallace (Carpenter) and Mary Anne Montgomery from Cootehill Co.Cavan.
What I'm confused about is that we always assumed the Wallace's came from Ayrshire , and were Scottish Presbyterians (My DNA profile is very strong from this area-basically maps out like a dragnet from Ayrshire to Ulster, includes England for most of the rest and a tiny portion (3%) northern France-Which is where I understand the Montgomery's came from?
But Williams First marriage was Roman Catholic, as was his second.
Were John Martin's family Catholic also?
Were Williams Parents Catholic, were the family always Catholic?
would love to know,
Thank you for your help