I am trying to trace my ancestors. I have a Michael McNamara, born about 1832 in Corofin, County Clare. His parents were Patrick and Margaret/Mary McNamara. She was born abt 1809. Michael was transported out to Australia in the early 1850's as a convict, where he married and settled in Tasmania.
I found a census listing for 1851 which lists a Patrick McNamara who was living at the Workhouse(hospital), Corofin, County Clare. His wife's name fits in, and his parent's names were John and Kate McNamara. They also had another daughter, named Catherine, born abt 1848. Patrick must have died because by 1860 Margaret and Catherine were living with Michael in Tasmania.
Does anyone have any information? All info would be appreciated!