Honora or Hannah O' Hanlon 1821

Honora or Hannah O' Hanlon 1821

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Honora O' Hanlon was born around 1821 and came from Cork. Her father' was a farmer called John O' Hanlon. I suspect that due to the famine she left Ireland and came to England. She married Patrick Cooney in March 1856 in Maidstone in Kent. Patrick describes himself as a "hawker", but is able to sign his name in the marriage document. Honora leaves her mark a X. Their son , Patrick is baptised in October, 7 months later. There are two older children, Martin and Hana born prior to their marriage. Could they have been Patrick's from a prior marriage or Honora´s? As the daughter's name resembles her mother's and the boy is named Martin rather than Patrick, they may have been Honora's from a previous marriage. 

Kent held the possibility of work and a new life. Patrick worked as a labourer on the new railway and they moved into the railway cottages in Marden, Kent. The family settled there and had at least 2 more children John and William. The name Alfred also appears as a son, but I can't see any more details about this person. Patrick died in 1864, and an Annie Cooney died at the workhouse near Marden in 1885.

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Date of Birth 1st Jan 1821
Date of Death 1st Jan 1885

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