The next generation of Belfast Dorans were the children of Bernard Doran (son of John Doran and his wife Ellen Little) and his wife Mary Hall (daughter of William Hall and his wife Sarah Tierney).
They were Ellen, Elizabeth, Bernard, Mary, William John, Joseph, and Catherine. Mary and Catherine both died as infants. Their mother Mary Hall Doran died giving birth to Catherine in 1899. According to the recollections of Mary's granddaughter Sarah "Sal" Rafferty, their father Bernard couldn't handle the children by himself and dropped them off at the door of Mary's sister, Elizabeth Hall. Known to the family as "Aunt Lizzy" she was the steady hand that kept the Doran children together.