MyG Grandad was the above named man and his father on his marriage to Mary Kelly was named as Thomas. I am having trouble tracing any relatives of Thomas who on the Irish census forms says he was born in Co Wexford.
Peter Menton abt 1804-1809
I believe this man Peter Menton may be my ggg Granddad, or a sibling, who was a shepherd in the Gorey area of Wexford. He married twice I know of…once in 1850 to Mary Scully and then in 1877 to Betty Byrne. Apparently he originally came from Galway I have been told by an Irish genealogical website and built a sheep run, which still stands today near Gorey...the story goes that he used to count the sheep in Gaelic. I have been searching for descendents of my G Granddad Thomas Menton for about a year now and finally eliminated most false hopes and am pretty confident that Peter was Thomas g granddad. Any help with his details would be greatly appreciated. I have not added him to my tree yet until I am absolutely certain and because I live in London it is extremely hard work. I have both marriage certs and his fathers name was John, also a shepherd. He married Mary Scully in 1850 in Gorey and the variation on his surname was Mentaan. Peters age is on the 1877 marriage record to betty Byrne as 68...the variation of the surname on this cert is Mantan. His death record is also online but makes him a few years older and born around 1804 and aged 77...ages on records are notoriously innacurate so his age is somewhere between all those records. Most variations of the Menton name come from the Gaelic version O Maintain.