Author Topic: Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.  (Read 592 times)

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Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.
« on: Saturday 11 July 20 20:34 BST (UK) »
Extract from 1871 Census. 9 Gray St., Silvertown, ED 12A, W‘Ham
Michael Leonard 50 not at home b.UK; wife Ellen 48 b.Ireland; son John 19 b.CityofLondon; daughter Mary Ann 18 b.ditto; son Daniel 16 b.ditto. 
Daniel Leonard, my ancestor, marries Maria Taylor next door at nr.8 and they have left an excellent record trail.  On their Marriage Cert it states: “Father Michael Leonard,  blacksmith”. 
My instinct says that both parents are Irish but I cannot find any other record of Michael and Ellen Leonard or even their childrens’ births in English GRO index.  Maria’s roots lay firmly in Cornwall but I would love to find some Irish ancestors.  Some experienced help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 July 20 08:24 BST (UK) »
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Michael Leonard 50 not at home b.UK

I think that is probably NK (not known) rather than UK.
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Re: Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 July 20 08:34 BST (UK) »
1851 census:

2 Holborn Buildings, Holborn

Michael Lenord  26 Blacksmith born Hovin? Ireland
Ellen 27 wife, same birthplace
Mary Conner 22 unm sister, house servant, same birthplace

Piece 1527/120/28
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Re: Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 July 20 08:36 BST (UK) »
Kerry?
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Re: Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 July 20 08:55 BST (UK) »
1861 census

9 Anchor Yard, St Luke, Finsbury

Michael Leines 35 Blacksmith, Ireland
Ellen, wife, 26, Ireland
John 9 born Middx Holbn
Mary A 8 born Middx Rose (?) Lane
Daniel 6 born St Luke

203/25/58
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Re: Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 12 July 20 09:00 BST (UK) »
Good find  :)
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Re: Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 12 July 20 09:26 BST (UK) »
1891 census

Woolwich Union infirmary, Plumstead

Michael Leonard widower 69 blacksmith, Ireland
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Re: Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 12 July 20 09:42 BST (UK) »
On this site

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

and using the "Kerry" (Co Kerry)  as a clue there is a Michael Lenard born 7/12/1820 to
Godfrey Lenard and Mary Halinan and baptised in Tralee parish.   

Sponsor 1   THOMAS CROSBY
Sponsor 2   MARY HALINAN
Priest   REV. S. O'SULLIVAN


On the same site there is this marriage on 2/2/1820 between Godfrey Leonard and Marcella Halinan.

Priest   REV. C. EGAN
Husband's Father's Occupation   NR
Witness 1   PATRICK HALINAN
Witness 2   MARY PELICAN

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Re: Michael Leonard, born about 1821, and family.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 12 July 20 09:52 BST (UK) »
Name   MARY LEONARD
Date of Birth   21 September 1824 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)
Address   TRALEE
Father   GODFREY LEONARD
Mother   MARCELLA HALLINAN
Sponsor 1   CORNELIUS HALLINAN
Sponsor 2   ELIZABETH HALLINAN
Priest   REV. J. QUILL

Godfrey Lenard/Leonard/Lynard appears several times as a sponsor to other baptisms and may be related to them. 

Searching on the website above will give you some names to try to establish links. 

Marcella & Mary?  Also variations in the spelling of the Halinan surname.  Spelling was not fixed in those days.