Breaking a brick wall
I have found in the 1861 English census- Hugh Culley b 1810, Mary Ann Culley b 1816 John Culley b 1840 all born in Ireland James Culley b 1843, Sarah Ann b 1845, Mary b 1850 and Agnes Douglas Culley b 1855 all in Maryport Cumberland. The children born in Cumberland birth records say McCulley ( or variants of). No other records. Searching in Ireland is hampered by the fact that that they were not catholic. There appears to be a link to a Samuel Burns McCully b 1833 Scotland, as he took in Sarah Ann's children after her and her husband's death as his niece and nephews He also says his father's name is Hugh. I have not found his birth details either. Can anyone help linking the family back please?