Maurice DINAN (aka DINEN, DINNEN, DYNAN) married Catherine HARTNEADY in Killaloe, County Clare in April 1838. Catherine was the daughter of Timothy HARTNEADY and Bridget MACK who farmed at Ballycuggarin, 2 miles north of Killaloe on the River Shannon. Maurice & Catherine lived there from 1838 until 1847 when they emigrated to Ontario Canada. Their first five children were born there and baptized at O'Gonnelloe Parish 5 miles further north: Michael (b. 1839), Bridget, Mary, Catherine (b. 1844) and John (about 1846). They settled in Toronto Township, Peel County, Ontario where several more children were born between 1848 and 1859: Mary Ann, Margaret, Timothy, James, William, Elizabeth. Maurice died in 1859, and most of the children preceded him. Living to adulthood were Michael (m. Sarah, lived in N.Y.C. and Rochester, N.Y.), Catherine (my great-grandmother, married Thomas BARKER, Erindale); Mary Ann (married John McConnell of Norval, Ontario), Margaret Louise (married James GRAHAM, lived in Toronto Twp, Peel County). William married Bridget HERBERT, farmed at Erindale, Ontario & died at age 28.If anyone has connections or information about my DINANS, I would be most delighted to hear from you.
Mary Wilkinson, Ontario,Canada