I am looking for the link of my french ancestor Honoré Clare from 1800 with the presumably Irish relatives tha migrated to France from the Clare County.
We know for sure that in 1914 a relative by the name of Clara Clare lived in the Clare Castle in Clare County.
All I need is to link and relate this 2 ancestors from1800 with 1914
Alvaro Gonzalez Clare
My name is Terri Foley and it seems that all branches of my family tree can be traced back to Ireland. They left Ireland around the time of the potato famine and are the Foleys from the Loop Head Penisula in County Clare, the Carey's from Cahir, Tipperary, the Lanigan's and Quigley's from the Slieve Aragh, Tipperary and the Hart's from Leitrim.
Vincent Ambrose Driscoll, Jr. following Driscoll,Murphy,Hayes,Hourihan from Cork area and Hoey and Mcmanus from Roscommon and Sligo
Hatte Blejer researching Petticrew and Kenney. There's some debate as to whether Petticrew are from Ireland or Scotland and whether they were Huguenots. Regardless, my great grandmother, Mary Petticrew, was a descendant of several families of those who settled in Pennsylvania and Virginia (where land was cheaper) in the late 18th century.
Private User Thanks. Based on what I have read this week about the so-called Scotch-Irish immigration to Pennsylvania and from there to Virginia and points south, my Petticrew family was from Ireland but was either (1) a Norman family that settled in Scotland earlier or (2) a French Huguenot family that fled to Scotland and from there to Ireland. The term Scotch-Irish was used in America to describe the 200,000 immigrants during the 1700s who left Ireland and came to America. Mostly Presbyterian. From Ulster. They had been settled in Northern Ireland in the 1600s by the English rulers. The "Ulster Scots" included Border Scots, English, and French Huguenots. See this website on the Pettigrew surname. I'm positive that these are variations on the same name although of course there may have been unrelated families. http://www.selectsurname.com/pettigrew.html
"The spelling in county Down was sometimes Petticrew or Pettycrew."
This may be something familiar to you. The url that follows is for Irish Pedigrees: or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart. I think it was written in the 1890s.
John you might like to contact a friend of mine who has a lot of info on the Good family of Cork.
Mick Good is his name and get him at
You could mention my name