Thomas & James Connaughton were brothers in Ireland.Thomas married Catherine Morris and has 8-9 children One of the girls Brigid married Edw. Egan in 1889. James Connaughton married Brigid Gannon in 1845. Marrg. recorded in Killinvoy & Killmain Rosc. Catherine Connaughton (a daughter)married Thos. Shanley in Aug. 1867 in Churchboro.
THos. Shanly/SHanley. He was born in Dromod, CO. Leitrim about 1840s. Parents were Michael & Anne McCLean. He married Catherine Connaughton Witnesses to their marrg. were Bernard COnnaughton & Catherine Naghton.
Thomas was a member of the Royal Irish COnstabulary and stationed at Lecarrow, CO. ROscommon. THos and Catherine had the following children from 1868-1878; Mary ANne, Bridget, Catherine, James W, Bernard and Michael, Thos. Cristina & Joseph.
Presently many relatives live in Knockcroghery Roscommon.
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