The census of 1821 shows the follwing family of McCanns at Rathnally in the parish of Kilcooly in Co. Meath John McCann. miller and farmer with 24 acres at Rathnally and 103 acres at Kilcooly, aged 38. Catherine (nee Feroni) his wife aged 31 Francis, son, aged 9 Joseph, son, aged 4 Susanne, daughter, aged 2 Teresa, daughter, aged 1 All resident in the Mill House at Rathnally. The mill was leased from the Thompsons of Rathnally House and the farm from Edward Elliott Chambers. Four more sons are listed as boarders in the R.C. school in Navan. John, aged 12 Frank, aged 10 George, aged 7 Arthur, aged 5 John and Catherine were married in Dublin in 1805. After the census, 2 further children were born, Catherine in 1821 and William in 1824. Also living in the Mill House was another McCann family James McCann aged 26, Miller's Clerk Catherine, his wife aged 25 Mary, daughter aged 2. As far as I can discover the familes were not related. John the miller spelt his name as "McCan" but it usually turns up as "McCann" in official documents, as here. John went bankrupt in 1829 and the family spent a few months in the Marshalsea in Dublin. The entire family vanish from Irish records about 1835. The parents John and Catherine and sons Joseph, George and William turn up in Australia and NZ and I suspect that the daughters went there too. Anyone recognise any name ?