Jean, is there any information as to whether John was married then?
My John Maloney (GGrandfather)was born aprox. 1836 in County Clare. He was in the British Army. I don't know where he lived in Clare. Who his parents were or if he had any siblings. This is all that I know of him in Ireland. He very well could have been in Australia for a while. He married around 1878 and then they came to Canada. My grandfather ran away when my GGrandfather passed away and all the kids (10) were sent out for adoption unless they could get away on their own. All connections to their history was lost. When I see any reference to a John Maloney I respond.