These two sisters were my ggg grandmother's. Elizabeth married William Hall in 1822, had her first child David Hall in 1823 in Consecon, Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada and then settled in Port Hope, Ontario. Susannah married her husband John Brandon in 1825 in Port Hope and settled in Cannington, Brock Twp, Durham County, Ontario. Susannah 's daughter Elizabeth married Elizabeth 's son William Hall Jr and these individuals were my gg grandparents as well as being first cousins. Therefore I have more Norris dna than usual. Susannah called one son Richard Clear Brandon and her sister Elizabeth called one of her children George Clear Hall. I assumed that the Clear family must have been connected so I imputed Clear as a search from my maternal side matches of my Ancestry dna test. Well, that has certainly opened up a can of worms. I have so many matches that come from Bandon, Cork Ireland and New Bandon, New Brunswick, Canada as well as other locations. They seem to go back to Edward E Ellis and Jane Clear whose son Francis Clear started New Bandon, New Brunswick as well as encouraging numerous family members to leave Cork for New Brunswick. The dna matches include the names Ellis, Clear, Good, Burchill, Casey, Norridge, Eady/ Eddy, Sullivan as well as some others. The only Norris match is someone in Oxfordshire who can trace his line back quite far and still in Oxfordshire, England. Elizabeth also called a son John Norris Hall. I am trying to find some info re their parents. I think that the mother of the sisters was an Elizabeth. There were not many Norris in Bandon, Cork but I query the Sugar Lane area .
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Hi, Susannah's records on Ancestry state that she was a Methodist. Methodist records in Ireland are mostly held on the local level, so you might contact the Methodist church in/near Bandon. I hope this helps.