My research has always focused on Georgiana Molloy and John Molloy but no-one lives in isolation; the wider circle of their family, friends and others who influenced their lives has turned out to be huge. After all, we’re looking at several generations and a time when it was usual for a couple to have many children, and marry perhaps several times if they were widowed.

It would be impossible to include details here about all the interesting individuals whose lives touched the world of the Molloys but there are several people that I often get asked about. If you’ve read the book and wondered, ‘”Whatever happened to…?” then I hope you’ll find some answers here as I add information over the coming months, perhaps with the help of readers who can fill some of the gaps and add to this archive of genealogical data. So, here’s a bit more about…

David Dalton Kennedy 1808 – 1847 (the elder of Georgiana’s two brothers)

It’s important not to judge people when all the facts aren’t available but Dalton’s behaviour often caused his mother and sisters some concern. After nearly two years in the notorious Fleet prison for bankruptcy (and yes, it was in all the newspapers, a public humiliation for his mother) Dalton was discharged on 7 June 1836. […]