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|The story of the
O'Carrolls on these pages starts in 1690 but they
are an ancient family that can trace their roots
to the early history of Ireland. In the 14th
century, Teige O'Carroll defeated the forces of
King Richard II which had invaded the Kingdom of
Ely O'Carroll in 1395. The O'Carrolls had
withstood the most powerful of armies of the time
and repelled them. But by 1590 the O'Carrolls had
lost most of their power and by the Cromwellian
confiscations, most of their territory and so by
1690 the O'Carrolls fought at the Battle of the
Boyne in a desperate bid to regain independence
for Ireland from under the English yoke.
This site includes information about Col.Thomas O'Carroll and his descendants. He was the brother of Charles Carroll who emigrated to Maryland in 1688 (the grandfather of Charles Carroll of Carrollton who signed the American Declaration of Independence). Colonel Thomas O'Carroll fought and died at the Battle of the Boyne leaving two young sons. The orphaned boys were removed from their hearth to families far away in the North. One was to become a farmer in Moira the other we know not where. This boy prospered, married and had many children. By the end of the eighteenth century some of his 10 grandchildren had moved to Cork and in 1800 Edward, who had inherited the homestead, sold up to a neighbour and emigrated to the USA settling in East Liverpool, in what is now Ohio in 1801. The family in Cork moved to England at the end of the nineteenth century.
So, if you would like to join me in following the family fortunes that took family members to revolutionary France, Brazil the emerging United States and the West Indies please click on any of the headings to the left that takes your fancy.
David O'Carroll, August 2005
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This information includes mainly the Alexander, Bolton, Duke, Gall, Hatton, Sykes, Tucker, Ward and Wilkin families, which can be accessed directly by clicking the adjacent buttons.
have put most of the supporting and research material
I have on a resources
website . This includes:
This site has an easy to read history of the early times of the O'Carroll family in medieval, Tudor and Cromwellian Ireland.
This is the site of the Offaly Historical & Archaeological Society.
This is the site of the Quakers in
England. Well worth a visit for general information on
the Society of Friends.
This site provides access to McGee's
popular history of Ireland.
POPULAR HISTORY OF IRELAND: FROM THE EARLIEST
PERIOD TO THE EMANCIPATION OF THE CATHOLICS
By Thomas D'Arcy McGee
This site provides access to the
This site provides
information and links on Irish nobility.
Ireland's history in maps.
This is the site of the Ely Carroll map showing the main sites associated with the O'Carrolls
TEXTS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET
This site provides extracts fron Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Harthttp://www.wordsvalley.org/node/33517