Thank you for replying. I shall be happy to keep you informed of my findings. Acutally, I am quite hopeful on finding some more information at the moment. Let me explain. I began this research around 18 months ago and was doing it mainly for my mum. Mum had moved to Sheffield from Penarth (south Wales) with her mother when she was 16 and had lost contact with all the family over the years. My mum's dad, John Tennant, was a captain in the merchant navy but sadly, he died in 1955 and mum never really knew much else about him as her parents had divorced. So I began my search with the paternal side of mum's family. Then, when I'd had good success with this side, I began looking at the Maloney/Danehy line and drew blanks. Mum has just one brother, David, who she had not seen since 1976 at her mother's funeral (due to some silly family rift) - however, because of my "digging" I manged to contact David a few months ago, who as it happened, would have loved to have been in contact with mum, but didn't know where to start. Even sadder, my mum died suddenly on Xmas Eve - she hadn't been ill or anything, and it came as a terrific shock to us (she had just had her 70th birthday). So, I am still carrying on with this, she loved knowing about her family, as I do too and, David came to her funeral where he has promised to keep in touch with me. As a result, it turns out that he has kept in touch with one of mum's cousins, who sent a lovely letter about how he remembered her during their childhood. Importantly, he also happens to be Catherine Danehy's grandson, and I wrote to him last week asking if he had any information he could pass on. I've not had a reply yet but I'm very hopeful. So, sorry to go on a bit but that's the background.
Will be in touch - If I can do any looking up for you here (not knowing where you are) please by all means ask.
all the best