Hello Kit: Thank you for your reply. I just read the guidelines for message boards and they appear to be rather restrictive. One rule states that posts to this particular board relate only to Clare! How we manage that with all the roaming the family has done, I'll never know. If you can access my tree, you will find the document of his passage to North America. He has stated his birth place to be Cliffony. Our cousin once removed in the U.S. has told me he died in Newtonards, County Down. Of course the manner of his death is only speculative. I'd like to correspond privately (more leeway). By the way, I only knew your parents briefly, but they seemed lovely people. Thanks so much for the tip about 1911 Census. I had thought they'd been barrocked for security. I know some folks were protected that way. Must be the historian in you, who checked out McWillin!