I am trying to kickstart my family tree research which has hit a dead end in Ireland.
My great-great-great grandfather Patrick Gately was born in Roscommon in 1796 and transported to Australia in 1821 on the second voyage of the ship John Barry. He married Mary Clogher (or Cloghen) in 1837 in Sydney. Their son John was born in July 3, 1846 - the same day Patrick received his full pardon.
If anyone knows anything of Patrick's family or of any records in Roscommon that would be of use I'd appreciate their help.