Thanks Annette for all that information. I have been in contact with Christian Coates and he was most helpful too. I visited Knockanally as a child before it became a golf course and my sister and I hope to visit it again this month and the church too. I had found the marriage index for Richard and Francis. However, the other day I found an entry on the 1851 UK census for Richard (widowed) and 3 daughters, Amelia and Caroline (born in Quebec) and Ellen (born in Gibraltar). He was still in the military then. I have also found his military record which shows he was in the 60th regiment of Scotch Brigade and he died in 12/10/1854 Dublin, Ireland. Thanks for the links, I'll continue to investigate! Cheers.