The Blaneys emigrated to Quebec from County Westmeath, Ireland c. 1830, according to the obituary of James Blaney's wife, Mary Ann McCourt.  They may have come at the suggestion of a relative, John Blaney, who emigrated a generation earlier.
Daniel Blaney and his family first appeared in the records of St-Patrice-de-Rivière-du-Loup, Kamouraska Co. Québec in November, 1830 with the baptism of Patrick's daughter Margaret.  Early records give the occupation of all three Blaney sons as "shoemaker."  They made their last appearance there in May 1833 with the baptism of Thomas' daugher, Bridget. 
They next appeared in the records of St-Gilles, Lotbinière Co., with the baptism of Mary Ann Blaney, the daughter of James, on 27 Sept August 1834. 
Daniel BlaneyA was born in Ireland c. 1769.  He was married to Margaret Kilduff, born c. 1772 in Ireland.  Margaret died on 6 March 1852 and Daniel followed a few weeks later on 26 March. Both were buried in St-Sylvester. 
Although the relationship between Daniel and the younger Blaney men is never explicitly stated in the records, the evidence strongly suggests that Daniel and Margaret were the parents of Thomas, James, and Patrick, as well as Bridget.
Daniel Blaney and Margaret Kilduff had the following children:
|+||i.||Thomas Blaney was born c. 1796 in Ireland.  He died 31 March 1875 in St-Sylvestre. |
|+||ii.||James D. Blaney was born in Ireland c. 1803. He died 28 April 1877 in Buffalo, Erie Co. NY. |
|+||iii.||Patrick Blaney was born in Ireland c. 1804.  He died in March 1889 in St-Narcisse, Lotbinière Co. |
|+||iv.||Bridget Blaney was born in Ireland c. 1816. |