DeeGee has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2011. is researching the following names: BROWNE, MAGEE, BROWNCURRY and 9 other(s).
Very interesting genealogy. I stumbled on to it because my grandmother was Mary Jane Sarsfield b. Jan. 9, 1881 in Nova Scotia. Her father was John Sarsfield b. abt. 1843 and mother was Mary Kerwin abt. 1843. She moved to Massachusetts at 18 yrs of age to live with an older married cousin. She stayed and married John Hession my grandfather and had three children. I know very little of Joseph Gerald Hession, my father's family. My aunt Rita spoke of seeing General Sarsfield's statue in GB.I wonder if I am related to Patrick and William Sarsfield? It was mentioned that we were related to some form of royalty. The name Baresfords (not sure of spelling) was mentioned. Patrick Sarsfield is a family name. If you have any thoughts of research I should persue please let me know. RuthMary
What an absolutely fascinating story, read lots on here that bore me but yours is inspiring. Best of luck with the rest of your research
Thank you for your comments RuthMary and SilverVixen. I am encouraged to see how many folks out there have read my story, and it's lovely to have had some feedback from you both. I am glad you found my story fascinating SilverVixen. There is still much more to discover. Thank you for your good wishes. I recently discovered that Cormac McCarty (who was an ancient Irish King)is my grandfather, and he placed the famous "Blarney Stone" in his Castle, (Blarney Castle) when it was being built.
RuthMary,Sarsfield is indeed a popular name in Ireland, and there may indeed be a family connection with your ancestors.
Although he was not a native of the city, Sarsfield has always been remembered by the citizens of Limerick as a local hero and he was adopted as one of their own. Along with the sport of rugby and the river Shannon, the name Patrick Sarsfield is synonymous with the city. Near King John's Castle there is a monument called the “Treaty Stone” on which it is reputed the failed Treaty of Limerick was signed. In addition to Sarsfield Street and Sarsfield Bridge there is a monument in his memory at Cathedral Place near St. Johns Cathedral, which is probably the one your aunt visited.
You might find more info on your family at http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/
There is also a Sarsfield project - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~n1b2sarsfield/page4.html
Hope you find this helpful.
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