I have known for some time my family contained Mara's from Ireland but until recently have not managed to narrow the focus. I have now found that John Mara was born about 1781 in Tipperary. I have him in the English Census' of 1841 and 1851 in West Ham, Essex. By 1841 he was a widow and was with his three known children: Margaret b.1812, Michael b.1817 and John b.1827. All children say they were born in Essex, England in later census' and so the family moved before about 1812. I have no information on John's wife. I have no experience of researching in Ireland and know that it necessarily straightforward but wonder if anyone on this message board has relatives that left for England around that time, or know any of the above.