Locating Ancestors in Co. Sligo

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Hi fellow Geanies,
I am feverishly researching my sister-in-law's SCANLAN and BROWN ancestry. The reason for the rush is that my sister-in-law has recently been diagnosed with a virulent form of cancer and has only a very short time to live.
She often talked of researching her ancestry but was always going to do it
'tomorrow'. She is an only child and wants to get all she can documented for her daughters before she dies. So she is working on writing her recollections of her own life, her parents, grandparents, etc., and she has asked me to trace the preceding generations and origins.
Raelee's great-grandfather was Bernard SCANLAN, by the details on his death registration in 1885, he was born c1813 at Sligo Ireland the son of Bernard SCANLAN and Norah HENRY. His father's occupation is shown as Farmer.
At some time prior to 14th March 1842, Bernard SCANLAN found his way to Glasgow, Scotland where he married his scottish bride - Margaret BROWN, born c1820 at Paisley, Scotland.
In c1857, Bernard and Margaret SCANLAN emigrated to Australia where they first settled in Melbourne where their ninth child, Donald James was born, and later moved to Belfast (Portaferry) where their last child, Mary Ann SCANLAN was born on 17th November 1864.
Raelee descends from Mary Ann SCANLAN who married John James MOORE at West Melbourne in 1880.
Any help with information or pointers on Bernard SCANLAN's origins in Ireland, or their ship to Australia, would be most gratefully accepted. And anyone who is researching these families, I would be delighted to hear from you.

PAT ROSSI
Melbourne, Australia.
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Michael Mc Coy: Michael McCoy born 14/02/1932, Michael's father was James McCoy of Tobbercurry County Sligo. His mother was Margaret Carol and her father was Thomas Carol born 1847.
The family may have lived in Ulster before moving to County Sligo.
My gg-grandfather and my ggg-grandfather were from Co. Sligo.
John BRETT b. 2 Sep 1812 (gg)
John PATTON b. 25 Jul 1763 (ggg)

Any help would be appreciated.
Bill Bradford
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