James Ryan was born between 1814 and 1818 at Kildroman[?] Tipperary, son of Michael and Mary Ryan who were both deceased by 1849 [shipping records -Sea] James was Roman Catholic and he could read and write. His occupation is recorded as labourer in his immigration records. He reports he has a brother in law Pat How at Maitland. This would be Patrick Howe aka Hough/Haugh who arrived in 1848 aboard the Sea with wife Bridget nee Ryan [James sister] Note: I have more information on Patrick Howe and Bridget Ryan if anyone is interested.
Eliza/Elizabeth Connolly was born about 1825 at Monro[?] Tipperary, daughter Patrick and Margaret Connolly. Elizabeth was Roman Catholic and she could read. Her occupation was dairymaid.
Marriage: James and Elizabeth were married on 14th February 1849 at Dunkerrin, witnesses were Martin Sheehey and Mary Cleary [Rootsireland] Dunkerrin is a parish on the boarder with Co Offaly
Immigration: James and Elizabeth travelled to NSW aboard the Sea arriving in 1849.
Children: - unconfirmed
Michael Ryan, baptised 1850 [ref V18501963 67/1850 V18501983 67/1850]
Timothy Ryan baptised 1852 [ref V18522016 69/1852]