Frederick John O’Donoghue, my G.Grandfather was born in Knocknamana, Clarecastle Co.Clare in 1874. His father John is listed as a Farmer on Frederick’s birth certificate. I cannot find John my GG-Grandfather in any records including the on-line census results of 1901. Frederick was apprenticed as a Saddle-maker and was later a professional soldier joining the Royal Artillery in Templemore. I now have all of Frederick’s details but know very little of his father. There is some family evidence that Frederick had a brother named Marcus, also a professional soldier. He was married to Nancy ? and had several children who are listed on an Ennis National School register as living in Old Mill Street, Ennis.
I would like to find relatives from Marcus’ branch of the family. Hopefully they will have more information than I currently have.

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