Searching for the origins and marriage of gt gt grandparents John SCANNELL (c1836 - 1876) to Catherine (Kate) SMITH (c1830 - 1903), both said to be born in Ireland.
According to Leicester censuses from 1861 their children, Mary Ann (gt grandmother, b.c1855), Maria, John Edward, Fanny, William Thomas, Henry William, Catherine and Walter were born in Leicester but John and Kate aren't on the 1851 Leicester census and I can't find Mary Ann's birth record there. I guess they must have arrived in Leicester during the early-mid 1850s.
Has anyone come across this family? I'm hopelessly stuck!