Thank you for your input. I am far from Dublin - California in fact. If you do have some free time, I would love to get your help. Please let me know if you incur any expenses and I would be happy to compensate you. This is what I know:
Mary MOREN was born in Sligo, Irelend (per 1881 census) between 1846 - 1851 depending on the source of the information. Her marriage cert (July, 1871), which is hard to read, lists her father as James MOREN, mechanical engineer, deceased and her mother as Ann SCANDLING (?), deceased. Mary's age is listed as 24, which makes birth c1847.
Mary MOREN's death cert (Jan, 1905) lists her parents as James MORAN (spelling with "a"), labourer and mother as Ann SCANLLIN, her age was 53 which makes birth about 1851.
1871 census has birth in Ireland c1846, 1881 and 1901 census have birth in Ireland c1849. Only the 1881 cenus lists Sligo.
After checking a lot of sources, I used as a working assumption that Mary MOREN's mother's maiden name might be spelled Scanlon in Ireland. However, other spellings are certainly possible.
The 1858 Griffin's Valuation that shows James Moran and Thomas Scanllon on the same page lists the following:
Occupier: James MORAN
OS Page Numbers:32
Mary MOREN first appeared in Scottish census in 1871. I have not found her in Ireland or Scotland prior to that . However, there are many Mary Morens born in Ireland listed as boarders that could be her in the 1861 Scottish census. I did not find a family in Ireland with James, Ann and Mary Moren/Moran in Ireland.
Mary worked in a flax mill in 1871, a very hard and low paying job. Her parents were both listed as deceased in 1871. She married in the Church of Scotland. Her children are named James (her father's name), Helen (husband's grandmother and sister's name), Christina (name not evident in husband's family), Margaret (husband's mother's name) and Elizabeth (some usage in husband's family)
Thank you for your kindness.
Nancy, Sunnyvale, CA