My information is based upon an Original Baptism Record of who I believe to be my great uncle Thomas Folan, who died in Altrincham Cheshire in the home, and presence of , and who I believe to be his brother, my Grandfather Joseph Foley ( Folan) both my Great Uncle Thomas, and my Grandfather were known and used the name Foley, but on their death certificates it states Foley ( Folan). To substantiate this information I would need to have my Grandfather's birth certificate, sadly I have tried in vain to no avail.
Thomas died in 1950 age 75 in Altrincham , Cheshire , after drowning in the Bridgewater Canal.
This Baptisism Certificate belonged to my Great Uncle Thomas Folan/ Foley, who after the death of his wife Margaret in 1936 , at the age 63 lived with my Grandfather in his home 16, King Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, my Grandfather died in 1955, age 75.
I also have a copy of a Marriage certificate of John Foley to Mary Ellen Mervin 21st October 1899, John is reported to be 35 years of age, that would mean he was born in 1864.
I also understand that John Folan and Brigit O'Brien were married on 14th July 1858.
They had six children , Coleman 22/06/1860 , John 27/04/1864 , Mary 25/01/1871, Patrick 07/10/1872, Thomas 06/04/1875, and Mary 06/06/1877 ,the name reoccurs in 1871 & 1877