Looking for anyone researching McCarthy family from Garralacka (near Clonakilty but barony of Killkerrinmore) co. Cork Ireland
My maternal Gt grandfather Michael McCarthy (b 9 May 1848) came to Whitwick Leicestershire, England to teach agriculture at a boys reformatory married (25 July 1871)Ursula Hawthorne. Although some of his brothers went to Chicago & California USA, most of the family stayed in or close to Garralacka where the family had lived as farmers, tenants of Lady Carbery. We are a McCarthy Reagh branch & I have gone back verified to 1800 with the help of a living Irish cousin. Now we have a muddle & a brick wall. Michael's father was Florence Denis Mor McCarthy (b.7 June 1813) & his mother Mary Santry. Can anyone tell me about the Santry family? Florence's brother Jeremiah (b. abt 1800) bred the winner of the 2nd Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool with a horse callled 'Jerry M'. He married (27 Feb 1827) Ellen McCarthy Sowney ( a cousin). There are family graves at Gornascarty. ALL THIS IS VERIEFIED.
Their father was Tadg (Timothy)(b. abt 1770) who married (24 Dec 1803) Margaret Keohane. Tadg apparently lived to be 107 years old ! Anyone tell me anything about them? Tadg's father was also Tadg (b. abt 1750) who married Gillian (Julanne) O'Reilly. He had a brother Cornelius (b. abt 1755). Their father was Florence McCarthy Gaibhdeagh (b. abt 1710). The men's names are verified but the names of their wives & the BMD are not. ANYONE HELP PLEASE? My public tree on www.ancestry.co.uk (or .com) is 'Josephine Salt FamilyTree Halloween 2012'
Picure is Michael McCarthy & his wife Ursula (nee Hawthorne)
Thanks. Josephine Dunn