Thank you Graham- Unfortunately, I agree no direct connection. The family had moved closer to London for a period during the 1860's, (why, I have no idea) only to return by 1871. Although John Buckley the father is not traceable after 1869 until he reappears in Pittsburgh, PA on the family's 1880 US census. I estimate he made an early exit to raise cash for the others to follow which they did in 1872. Do you see any records for an Edward Scannell, the deceased father of Mary listed on her 1852 marriage cert.?
Is there any consistancy to an are from where in Ireland the Scannel emmigrated?