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02/07/2009 10:25 am
no-avatar offline demetermail

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John Cannon – Co Galway circa 1835 - 1845
Like many other folk here, I’m trying to solve the mystery of my Cannon ancestors place of origin in Ireland. Some of my older relatives say they came from Co Mayo, while others say it was Co. Galway.

John (1807) and Ellen (1814) Cannon first appear on the UK 1851 census in Staffordshire, along with their 3 children John (1838) Patrick (1841) and Bridget (1843) and John’s brother Thomas (1821). Their family increased over the next few years with the arrival of Mary (1849), James (1850) and Edward (1857).

I have combed through the Griffiths Valuation for Cannons in both counties and have used a clever technique described by another genealogist whereby you also look for the surnames of fellow immigrants who settled close by your family. This really helps to narrow down your search for the correct townland!

From this, I have a handful of possible places and the most promising is Tuam, Co Galway. If anyone out there is searching for this family, I’d be happy to share information.
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