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Michael Sheehan married Ellen Ellenora or Helena Driscoll at Bandon 28 Nov 1818; they appear to have migrated to Greenwich, London by 1820 and had 9 children there all baptised at Our Lady Star of the Sea.

I can't find any of them in England after 21 May 1837 when Helena the last child was baptised. Could they have returned to Cork?


Thursday 29th Jul 2021, 08:38AM

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  • John:

    The family could have moved anywhere- Canada, America, Australia within the UK etc. I looked at the 1852 Griffiths Valuation for the two civil parishes which cover Bandon and did not see a Michael Sheehan record. 

    Have you considered DNA testing? Possibly you will have matches with others who have Sheehan connections and maybe you will figure out where the family went to.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 29th Jul 2021, 04:06PM
  • Hi Roger,

    Thank you for your help. Michael's brother, Edward also migrated to Greenwich and married there and stayed in the area, according to the 1841 census he was born in Kinsale 1806-1811 but I've been unable to find his baptism and thus his parents there.

    I've had a DNA test which is on Ancestry, My Heritage and Gedmatch but as yet found no match to the Sheehans'?


    Friday 30th Jul 2021, 08:15AM

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