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I plan to visit Bandon in May 2024 in the hope of finding other descendants of my GreatgreatGrandmother Ellen Carrell who was born in Bandon circa 1813 and moved to London before marrying Jacob Littleboy in 1838.

Any help would be appreciated. Other ancestors who came from Ireland include Maria Clarke (born 1847 in Crossmolina Co Mayo, Mary Osborne (born 1835 in Ireland) and John Handrahan - husband of Mary Osborn(born 1831 in Ireland) and finally Biddy Lewone (mother of Maria Clarke)

My email address is I would be delighted to hear any information. 

Basil Larkins

Monday 12th Feb 2024, 10:22AM

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  • Basil:

    If you have not done so already, could you complete this form regarding your visit to Ireland

    Can you clarify if your various ancestors were Church of Ireland or Roman Catholic? I assume you do not have parent's names for any of these individuals?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 12th Feb 2024, 05:40PM
  • Hi Basil,

    Did you mean you'd like to find the ancestors of Ellen?  For if you meant her descendants, it is likely most of them are in England. has loads of trees for Ellen and Jacob. You might find some information there.

    It might be a good idea to do as much research as possible before going to Bandon.  

    I hope this is helpful.


    Monday 12th Feb 2024, 10:07PM
  • Hi Patricia,


    Thanks for pointing out my poor use of language!

    What I meant to say was I would like to contact family members. Although the UK census says she was born in Bandon, I know she was married in London and of course I do not know her maiden name. Since her father (Matthew) gave her away on her wedding day this probably means that her parents brought her to Fulham when she was a child. Matthew worked as a 'Gardner' as did my ancestor Jacob who married Ellen.  

    I have traced only one marriage of a Carrell in Bandon to a Miss Crowley. Other enquiries have established that Carrell is not a Bandon family name but Crowley is. Unfortunately the dates don't really work so it is probably just a coincidence.

    If any of the Crowleys in Bandon read this they might have a distant family memory of an ancestor heading off to at about the time of the Act of Union. 

    Its a long shot however.

    Thanks again for taking the trouble to respond.



    Basil Larkins

    Tuesday 13th Feb 2024, 09:32PM
  • Hello Basil,

    The free Irish Government site has the RC Church records from late 1790's for Bandon on their site.  The spelling of the name in the area is Carroll. You can also try and have free to search graveyard database. Good luck. Regard Helen


    Helen Sisk

    Wednesday 20th Mar 2024, 09:02AM

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