Joseph Maxwell was doing a survey with the Corps of the Royal Sappers and Miners when he was drowned on the island of Valentia in 1840. He is buried Dromod, Kerry and was from Cahirciveen. His wife Elizabeth Bond and four children emigrated to Canada in 1844. I am trying to find more information on this family and where they were living prior to Joseph's death and for the 4 years after before their move to Canada. I would imagine Elizabeth might have had relatives in Toronto to go to as that is quite a move for a widow and four children in 1844. Unfortunately the Toronto portion of the 1851 census of Canada was destroyed by fire and Elizabeth died of cholera in 1854. How do I find records for Cahirciveen and birth records for Joseph Maxwell (common name) and Elizabeth Bond ? Or children's births? I have all the info on Joseph's death.