I am looking for McPaden family connections. My great-grandfather, John, was born in Leitrim, parents Michael McPayden and Anne Farrel(l). He came to Vespra Twp. (north of Toronto) before 1861, with his brothers Michael and James, and sister Ellen. He married Ellen Gallagher of Sligo in Canada in 1862.
Around 1870, he went back to the UK, to Newcastle/Sunderland, to work in the coal mines there. He returned to Canada in 1880, after the birth of his daughter, Mary Ann.
I'd be grateful for any information, particularly about his family in Leitrim.