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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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Linked Families
I have put information about my links to other families through the female lines of my ancestors on a partner website: 



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.
The Alexanders came from
                                  Inverkeithney in Scotland and went to
                                  the West Indies in the early 19th
                                  century.
Bolton
Tuckers of Bermuda
Bywater
Gall
Martha Sykes
                                  1789-1840 married William Ward
                                  1787-1852.
Carroll family
Hatton
This database covers the
                                  descendents of William Ward of Ayton,
                                  Yorkshire.
Duke
These pages cover the O'Carroll's
                                  who can trace their ancestry to Thomas
                                  O'Carroll who fell at the Battle of
                                  the Boyne, 1690.
Wilkin
other familes mentioned on this site:
Austin, Battye-Tuke, Baxter, Beckles, Bell, Bewley, Bolton, Clayton, Conran, Coombe, Corbin, Corfield, Davison, De Valcourt, Douglas, Ferns, Greer, Harvey, Inglesby, Jones, Knowles, Lansac, Loftus, McLeod, Murray, Olliffe, Piatt, Randolph, Roberts, Thomas,Toone,Verdery,Warren,Wastneys,Whinnery, Winter.
RESOURCES

I have put most of the supporting and research material I have on a resources website . This includes:

  • searchable family tree
  • photographs
  • histories
  • research documents
  • cemeteries & headstones

[updated 3 July 2014]

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Other websites

Irish chiefs

This is an interesting site concerning the Irish chiefs which debunks some modern attempts to claim chieftanship of so-called "clans".Sean Murphy explains the Irish system of Septs rather than clans and the Gaelic system of Tanistry. In contrast to the English system of promogeniture, whereby the eldest son succeeds, under the Irish Brehon Law system the right to appoint a new Chief lay with the extended kingroup or derbfine.

Sean also discusses the claims to the O'Carroll chieftanship.


Carrolls of Oriel

The Carroll family of Oriel is a Gaelic family descended from Donough O’Carroll, King of Oriel, and claims a connected genealogy that traces back to Adam.

www.carroll.co.uk/irish/irish.htm

This site has an easy to read history of the early times of the O'Carroll family in medieval, Tudor and Cromwellian Ireland.

www.offalyhistory.com

This is the site of the Offaly Historical & Archaeological Society. 

http://www.goetsch.com/Surnames/Carroll.html

http://www.quaker.org.uk

This is the site of the Quakers in England. Well worth a visit for general oinformation on the Society of Friends.

http://www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in/resources/english/etext-project/history/ireland/book-1chapter1.html

This site provides access to McGee's popular history of Ireland.

A POPULAR HISTORY OF IRELAND: FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE EMANCIPATION OF THE CATHOLICS
By Thomas D'Arcy McGee

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fianna/history/milesian.html

This site provides access to the Milesian genealogies.

http://www2.smumn.edu/facpages/~poshea/uasal/noble.html

This site provides information and links on Irish nobility.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlkik/ihm/index.htm

Ireland's history in maps.

http://www.communitywalk.com/ely_carroll_map/map/797671

This is the site of the Ely Carroll map showing the main sites associated with the O'Carrolls



TEXTS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET

http://www.libraryireland.com/Pedigrees1/Carroll1Heber.php

This site provides extracts fron Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart

http://www.wordsvalley.org/node/33517
In the Irish Brigade: A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain
By G. A. Henty.
This is a work of fiction concerning the O'Carrolls.

King James's Army List 1689
This is a web version of this authoratative description of the members of King James's army on the eve of the Battle of the Boyne. Written by John d'Alton in 1855.