Re: McDONALD or MacDONALD brothers of Monaghan Ire before 1840
Thanks.I'm looking forward to seeing your family tree.
I went back through my McDonald records to find the ones I know came from Ireland per the Scottish civil records.The only mention of Monaghan came from the birth record of John J. McDonald, the immigrant to the U.S.But, it's probably a good bet that the others came from there too.
Here's what I have:
John J. McDonald b. 1867 Shotts Iron Works, Lanarkshire
1.Patrick McDonald b. 1830-1840 Ireland d. 1897 Shotts Iron Works m. 22 May 1854 Monaghan
2.Bridget McCann b. abt 1830 Ireland d. 1867 Shotts Iron Works
1.Thomas McDonald, farmer
3.John McCann, bleachfield worker
1. Patrick Connelly, blacksmith
2. Ellen Gunn
also Catherine Tenney b. abt. 1810 Ireland, grand-aunt of John J. McDonald and her daughter Jane, b. 1847 Ireland
An informal family tree lists a sister of John J. McDonald as Jane, but I have not found anything on that in the records.More likely a cousin.
Also Mary Connolly, aunt of John J. McDonald and sister to Patrick McDonald's mother Jane Connolly.
Siblings of John J. McDonald, all born in Ireland:
1.Mary m. to Robert Clifford in Shotts Iron Works 1875 Scotland and immigrated to PA in 1883.(had 21 children!)
2.Patrick married & stayed in Scotland
3.Thomas married Mary Marlin in Stane, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire 6 Oct 1881 and died the next year in a railroad accident.His descendants stayed in Scotland.
I don't know if these names will help establish a connection after almost 150 years, but you never know.