Bernard Conolly
1. Bernard CONOLLY was born on 12 March 1743 in Ireland. He died on 15 June 1794 in Clones, Monaghan, Ireland. He was buried in St.Tighernach's Church of England Graveyard, Clones, Monaghan, Ireland.1, 2

He was married to Margaret HANNA (daughter of William HANNA and Jane WALLACE) in 1786 in probably Newry, Ire.
Margaret HANNA was born on 9 September 1763 in Newry, County Down, Ireland. She died on 1 August 1846 in Ann Arbor, MI.3

  1. Margaret HANNA and Bernard CONOLLY had the following children: (These children stayed with Hanna's when she remarried.)
  2. Jane Eliza CONOLLY, born about 1789, married James Scott1 March 1813.
  3. William John CONOLLY, born about 1790.
  4. Richard CONOLLY, born in 1791, married Margery Thompson 13 December 1813 Clones, Monaghan, Ireland, he died 19 August 1822.
  5. Bernard CONOLLY, born on 29 September 1790 and died on 29 July 1791.

"My ancestor was Bernard Conolly, a Merchant of Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. I've visited his gravesite in St. Tighernach's graveyard in Clones.He was buried there in 1794 along with some of his children and other family members.

"Margaret Hanna's mother was Jane Wallace, a descendant of the famous Scottish hero William Wallace's brother Malcom Wallace. Hence the great pride in the aristocratic Hannas of Newry."

"My ggrandfather William J. Conolly of Goulburn had one sister, Mary Conolly. She married Obadiah Willans, came to live in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. They had 8 children, one of whom, Harriett Eliza, born Dublin 1851, married John James Woodward. Their grandson became a Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and Governor of New South Wales.