I have been doing research and have ran across some interesting references. From a Wakefield bio I had apparently John Wesley preached a local church and converted Mary Jane Wase Wakefield. This would be around 1730-50's. Also for the area of Conneaught Province-Quaker references and there was a Wakefield. But what I am replying to concerns Catholic rule. I know it sounds incorrect-I have been through all the acts. However during Cromwells time and in a book called History of Ireland in the 18th century by William Edward Hartpole Lecky-vol 2 covers the time frame I would like to understand-he tells of unrest and a group called the Whiteboys. Have you heard of this-I saw a specific reference to Connaught-my spelling could be incorrect. I am having trouble following this and thought of you as possibly understanding this period-1770-1783. For having no unrest and I believe the jest is that the Catholics were included and some Prostestants not included in the prior act-or some religions not include.
P.S. How does family history start becoming history for a country?