John Connelly **
- Born: ca. 1808, poss Kingscourt, Cavan, Ulster, Ireland
- Marriage (1): Margaret Reilly ** in prob Kingscourt, Cavan, Ulster, Ireland
- Died: Bef 1880
Another name for John was John Connolly.
One researcher names his father as Phillip, but I've seen no evidence of this.
It's possible John had a sister named Mary b. 1823. And possibly another sister, Margaret, who married a Michael Brady and lived and died in Canada
John & Margaret and children Owen, 21;Judith, 19; John, 17, Ellen 15 and Mary, 11 are recorded on a NSW Immigration Deposit Journal dated 18 February 1860. The depositor was one Thomas Connally, probably their son missing from the list above. The family is described as from Kings Court, Cavan with their referee being Rev W. Duff the Parish priest in Cavan. John, Owen, and John jnr were all described as labourers, the girls as Domestic Servants. However, it appears that plans changed - only Judith (Julia Ellen), John and Ellen actually came to Australia (on the British Trident, arriving in 1861). No evidence of the remaining family members can be found in Immigration records and, in fact, the youngest child, Mary emigrated to the USA and married there in 1868. There is a notation against John (the father) saying "with 67/538 20/4/67 and his wife Margaret is bracketed with him with this notation. Son Owen has the notation "Refunded" against his name. Julia (Judith), John and Ellen all have "British Trident" recorded against their name.
It seems that Margaret at least accompanied her daughter, Mary, to the USA. Certainly, a widowed Margaret "Maggie Conly" was living with Mary and her family in 1880 in Iowa USA. Daughter Mary emigrated to the USA in 1868, the same year she married there, and it is possible Margaret accompanied her then.
Noted events in his life were:
• He worked as a Farmer according to daughter Julia's death certificate.
John married Margaret Reilly **, daughter of Unknown Reilly ** and Unknown, in prob Kingscourt, Cavan, Ulster, Ireland. (Margaret Reilly ** was born circa 1808 in poss Kingscourt, Cavan, Ulster, Ireland and died on 15 Sep 1887 in prob Iowa, USA.)