Thanks for your reply. I was just investigating the possibility that some of Martha's relatives might have also came to Canada. There were quite a few Somerals/ Smirls/ Somervilles in the Ottawa valley/Quebec area....can't place any of them as coming from County Monaghan. The 1829 Tithe Applotment records for Monaghan show John and James Sumeral in Agnhamullen parish; and William Somerville, and James & Thomas Summerville. There is also a Samuel, Thomas and William Sumerall in Agnhamullen. This parish is not far from Clontibret where James & Martha Newell were living. Lots of research to do yet!