Thank you so much for the information and the links. I am sorry to say that I don’t have much information. My great grandmother was Margaret Barry born in Eng. (Wales) in 1849. According to the birth registration her parents, who were married in 1847 Eng. (Wales) were Michael Barry and Ellen Hennessy. Michael’s father was given as Thomas Barry, and her father’s name was given as Michael Hennessy.
A MTDNA test is showing the possibility of Hennessy being in Kilderry, County of Kilkenny. I have checked the Griffith’s Valuation for the above county and did find a John Hennessy as being a tenant on land owned by John Budds in 1850.
Unfortunately, that is all the information I have. Any help is greatly appreciated, and thank you again for the link. I will be checking those records using name variations…..