I am not sure on the location if it should be Connaught or Galway, Ireland. Thomas Wakefield was born to David Wakefield and Mary Elizabeth Wade? and David was born at the same location in 1737, the son of Robert, who was the son of Robert. David and his brother were implicated in a plot against Catholic rule his brothers Robert b?;beheaded for complicity in this plot Gilbert, b ?;imprisoned for live when arrested with his brother Robert Samuel b?;escaped to Scotland in a rowboat when he was detected in this plot. David Wakefield hid in a hogshead of clothing of his wife and children who were on their way to America-the date for the emigration is 1768 and 1773.
David's uncle Matthew Wakefield married Bridget Banks and emigrated to America prior to 1783.
The story is a family story handed down and has been published in family genos but I cannot see where anyone has checked this info out. Also Thomas Wakefield married Elizabeth Morton b 1760-1765-her family history is not correct and I do not know if she was possibly born near the Wakefields and possibly married Thomas in Ireland-not likely because of age but then no one is real certain on when any of them emigrated from Ireland.
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