I had forgotten where I posted a message re Date family.Apologies for being so late in replying to your response.
My information follows:
Thomas Date & Anne Murphy are my paternal great-grandparents.Thomas was born 1810 or 1814 (depending on which census is used).Anne was born 1819 in Carlow, I think.They had three children in Carlow:James b. 1837, Jane b. 1844, and John b. 1849 (my grandfather).The family emigrated to Canada 1853 and settled in Sarnia Ontario.Story about a youngster falling overboard is false.Thomas & Anne had a fourth child in Sarnia, Maria b. 1853, d. 19 yrs.My father mentioned a few times, when I was a child, something about Bridget Murphy, but I didn't know enough to ask.Thomas and Anne d. 1895 & 1897, resp., and are buried in the local R.C. cemetery; I found the headstone.My search indicates that Anne's father was Timothy.Can you tell me about your interest ?