When I published the first novel on Daniel Tracey's life story in Lower Canada, (A Rebellious Spirit) it bothered me that so little was known about Daniel's early life in Ireland. I developed this plot around the facts I uncovered at the time. Now I learned that Daniel was born in Galway in 1786. He served with the British military between 1811-1813 - in Canada. This would coincide with the War of 1812 which took place mostly in Upper Canada. I was able to pinpoint the accuracy using the British Military Archives. A map of ancient Ireland (Philip MacDermott 1846) shows the clans in Ireland. Daniel's wife, Frances Manning, was of the O'Manning clan near Tiupan (var.) and the O'Treacy clan, though not shown, would undoubtedly be nearby. (In ancient times, young married couples came from the same or neighbouring towns and villages.) Also, Daniel Tracey appears as a resident of Newfoundland in 1805-6 as a member of the Benevolent Society of St. John's.
I have decided to create an addendum to the novel and republish it, without making a lot of major changes to the story. Other than alterations in the dates that Daniel arrived in Canada, the main part of the story, Daniel's life in Montreal and St. Columban, would be unaffected by the changes, and there is historical data to support those facts.