Thank you very much for your kind reply to my post in April last year! And I am very sorry that I did not see it until now. My search is slow and sporadic and apparently I have two different ancestry accounts... what a mess!
Anyway, thanks for the info and links. I had seem the Poor law entry for Patrick Connell and the griffith Valuation for Richard Dalton.
Since April last year I have found a new set of living cousins in Australia! Descendants from my great grandfather's brother Thomas Connell.
So my next aim is to try and find the details and descendants of his other brother Edward Connell who emigrated to USA.
Joseph went to Argentina, and that is where I was born.
Many thanks for your help.
Ana O'Connell (Joseph added the O' to the surname when he arrived in Argentina)