Re: Conaton and Connaughton?
It looks like I might have a Patrick Connaughton/Conerton from Castlerea area in Country Roscommon.
I'm doing reserch for my great grandmother, Kate Kelly.It seems her parents were not married when she was born.Her parents seem to be John Kelly and Catherine Connaughton.Although the only records that can be found are for a Bridget Connaughton and John kelly in the same area/same time frame.
Bridget Connaughton's parents are Patrick Connaughton and Catherine Kennedy.
According to some additonal research, Patrick and Catherine had other children besides Bridget.There was a Mary, a Patrick (at least two daughters I'm told immigrated before 1901), and a Dominick.
Any of that sound familiar to you?