My gggrandfather was Peter Dignan,who married Mirah Roland in Canada. Oral family history had him being the first in his family born after coming to Canada from Ireland.I have just located them on the 1851 Victoria, New Brunswick census. It reads as follows:Spelling off, but sure it is them. As we all know strange spelings can get.
namenationalitydate of entry James Deigman 55IrishJune 1833