I don't find any Thomases or Johns in my lineage, but I'm still cracking the surface.My great-great grandfather, Andrew Mooney, son of Hugh, settled in Kirkintilloch in the 1830s or so.He appears to have had a brother, Patrick.See below. I do know that Andrew's father was Hugh Mooney, a small farmer, and his mother Margaret Boorman. I have not definitely linked Andrew or Hugh to Antrim, but I have checked the census in Rasharkin, and there are Boormans (or Bormans or Boardmans) there, as well as Mooneys.Boormans are not be found in other places in Ireland according to my genealogist cousin in Glasgow.
Here is what I have relative to them and Kirkintillich:
Andrew Mooney, Margaret’s grandfather, born between 1809 and 1813, is the only child of Hugh Mooney and Margaret Boorman I have been able to identify with certainty.
In the 1841 Scottish census, I located an Andrew Mooney, age 30, born in Ireland, living with a Patrick Mooney, 31, and his family (and several others) at Galloways Cross in Kirkintilloch.Andrew worked as an agricultural laborer, as did Patrick.
This Patrick had been born in Ireland, and was living with his wife, Margaret (given as Money), nee Barlow, 31, and their children: Hugh, 2, Liza, 2, and John, 9 months.Hugh was born in Kirkintilloch on the 31st of December, 1838, and was baptized on January 1, 1839.His sponsors were Alexander Mooney and Bridget Hopper.
The two may have been brothers, but there is no evidence that this was so. One might suspect that they were brothers given that Patrick's oldest son was named Hugh.I am still researching this possibility
Sometime prior to 1836, Andrew Mooney was married to an Ann Green, who must have died young.Ann is noted as a prior spouse on Andrew's death certificate.Between 1841 and 1851, Andrew married Ellen McGarrity, the daughter of Edward McGarrity, laborer, and Rose O'Hagan, all natives of Ireland.Ellen was born circa 1811-1815.
In the 1841 Scottish census, there was a Helen McGarrity, age 25, employed as a cotton carder and living as a lodger on Broad Street, Barony, Lanarkshire.She was born in Ireland.
In the 1851 Scottish census, Andrew, 42, is still living in Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire at the "Monkd LyCoe House".He was employed as a railroad laborer.His name is spelled "Menuey".Living with him are his wife, Helen, age 40, and his children: Ann, 15 (who I suspect was the child of a prior marriage) who was employed as a hand loom weaver of cotton, Hugh, 7, scholar, Rose, 5 (all born in Ireland) and Helen, 2, born in New Monkland, Lanarkshire.A Mary Maragity, 50, employed as a hawker, also lived with the family.This may have been Helen's sister or aunt.
Let me know if you think we may have a link,