Hello, this is really just a post to see if this message board is still active - my brother (Andrew) posted here a few years ago.I'm the GGG Grandson of John Widdis & Ann McLean (of County Caven/Weastmeath, m. 1823). John had a sister Elinor, and was the son of Thomas Widdis (of Limerick)
It seems that John and Ann had two children who migrated to Australia, Charles Arthur and Eizabeth (married William McKernan).
There were either other siblings of Charles & Elizabeth, or more likely cousins that migrated to America & Canada.
So if anyone is still looking at this, and has information on the Widdis in Ireland, around the 1800's... I'd love to hear from you.