Searching for information on my g-grandparents, John (Jack) Connare (born about 1836) and Cecily Burke (born about 1838) – both from Derrybrien. I don’t know birth, marriage, or death dates for them. They were Roman Catholic – not sure if they attended church in Derrybrien or Killeenadeema.

Their children who emigrated to US were Mary (born 1857), Delia (born 1864), Patrick – my grandfather (born 1867), Thomas (born 1871), Margaret (born 1875), and Michael (born 1877). One child – Honora (born 1858) – married Patrick Ward and remained in Ireland. I would like to find descendants of these Wards.

From Griffiths Valuation, I believe that John’s father was Michael (son of Mark) in Derrybrien East. I located John and his son Michael in 1901 census, but they were not in 1911 census.

I have checked birth/baptism, marriage, and death registrations available on and, but have not located additional info. Any additional info about these ancestors or their descendants in Ireland would be greatly appeciated. I am interested also in learning more about Derrybrien. Thanks.

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