I came across a church record from Birr, Co. Offaly of a Denis Ferns marrying a Mary Mulloy on 27th November 1869. Both were Catholic and the witnesses were George Fagan and Nora Loghnane. That was all the information available. Is he one of yours or do you know any more about him. The marriage is slightly late for my great grandmother wo would have been born before 1865.
Also found the death certificate of a Denis Ferns, Carpenter, age 68. Died 15th May 1883 in Clonboo, Moyne, Co. Tipperary. Wife was Johanna Ferns.
Another Ferns death was 3 year old Johanna, daughter of Daniel Ferns, Old Road, Tipperary, died of whooping cough 8th October 1891.