thank you for your prompt response.The Orford family in my line is Edward Orford from Ballysax Kildare Ireland, who married Alicia Browne(my ancestor)1847 in Monasterevin Co Kildare Ireland. Edward's father was a William Orford was a gentleman farmer. Alicia'as sister Cherry Ann Browne married a Stephen Byrne 1862 in the district of Athy Co Kildare Ireland. Not sure if our families are the same. I am not aware of your line John Mitchell.As you know there are a number of Orford families both Catholic and Church of Ireland all in Kildare. Also Byrne is a very common name also in Kildare ireland.Nice to hear from you.