Friday, January 10, 2014
SEARCHING FOR THE CONNECTION
Recently I was told that there was a branch in my Sherlock-Caffrey family tree that was named Everard. Well, I love finding new branches in my family trees. In fact, I wished it happened more often! So, I began some researching.
I found a Mary Ann Caffrey (born about 1847) who married James Everard (1837-1909). They had eight children -- Patrick, James, Edward, Bridget, Thomas, Peter, Richard and Maggie. They resided in Navan in County Meath from 1901 to at least 1911.
My 2nd great grandmother is Margaret Caffrey and she married Bryan Sherlock. She had a sister named Bridget Caffrey, who married Peter Beggan. I don't have exact birthdates for Margaret and Bridget but it was about 1835. On the other hand, Mary Ann was born about 1847. I can't find out who Mary Ann's parents were to see if she was the sister of Margaret and Bridget. Some times this Irish research gets a bit frustrating. Until I can figure out for sure the family connection I will have two trees - one for the Caffreys/Sherlocks and another for the Everards. Here 's to hoping that the two can become one some day soon!