Looking for any Cantwells out there.
Hello, my name is Kevin Cantwell, born 1946 in Southgate London, and have lived all my life in UK. I have lived near Bedford since marrying wife Joan Webb in 1971. We have three daughters and two grandchildren.
My father Thomas Nicolas Patrick Cantwell was born in Wood Green in London, in 1909. He married Mary Sunderland in 1935. His father Thomas Augustine Cantwell was born in Clonmel Tipperary Eire in 1872, and after marrying Mary Josephine Tunney in Dublin in 1900, they soon emigrated to London, where he died in 1946. They had 7 children.
The father of Thomas Augustine was Edward Cantwell JP, who was born at Holycross nr. Thurles Tipperary in 1814. He subsequently moved to Clonmel c1834, and married Catherine Carroll in 1853 at Kilsheelan.
They had three sons and five daughters.
During his life he became an Alderman and was Mayor of Clonmel in 1873/4, 1881/2, 1887 and 1895. He died in 1899 in Clonmel.
My wife and I have been to Ireland three times in the past few years and are going again this year. I have researched my family history on each visit, and hope to find out more this summer.
I have been to the USA in 2005, and travelled coast to coast by rail on a wonderful holiday. I have a Sunderland relative (my Mothers side of the family) still living in California.