Thank you for the info. I am not sure I understand what you mean by the name appears to be a family christian name? Does that mean that when in Ireland they may not have been RC? Or out of safety reasons they didn't practice the faith there? But once over to North America they took up their RC practices again? The children born in Canada were all baptized in the Catholic mission church where they farmed and they are buried in that church's cemetery.
Interesting that you found a Denis Connors because that is one of Bartholomew's son's names. Their 1st son was named Patrick b. 1844 and their 2nd son was Denis b. 1845/6
Interesting also that they went by O'Connor once in Canada for all legal dealings. Bartholomew's will was written as O'Connor and he signed his name as such, his gravestone reads O'Connor as well as the land deed from the Canada crown land company which is where he got his farmland from. It wasn't until I saw the parish baptismal records for my g grandfather and his siblings that I saw his name written as Connors. Wonder if that was the priest's doing? or what. Hmmm. Are there any Bartholomew O'Connor in Griffiths in Wexford? I am working with a historical society in the county they immigrated to in Canada to see if there was an obituary or death notice published in 1873 for Bartholomew in hopes that his townland was recorded in it. I have been unsuccessful in finding the family listed on a passenger list. They did not start requiring the recording of passenger lists with the gov't until Canada became a country which was after the great famine immigration.
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