Notes for the book:
"The McCarthys In Early American History"


  1. Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, by J. Bernard Burke; Vol. I, p. 769.
  2. Those who may be interested in more detailed accounts of this family are referred to such works as Burke's general Armory (London, 1884); Burke's Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages (London, 1866) ; Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 1871) ; Burke's Vicissitudes of Families, (London, 1859-60) ; O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees (Dublin, 1881); O'Hart's Irish Landed Gentry ,(Dublin, 1877) ; McVeigh's Royal Book of Crests and Washbourne's Book of Family Crests, (London, 1882) ; Lodgers Peerage of Ireland (Dublin, 1789) ; coward's Miscellaneous Genealogica et Heraldica; Nichols' Topographer and Genealogist (London, 1853); The Complete Peerage (London, 1893); The Book of Dignities (London, 1894); Cusack's History of the City and County of Cork (Cork, 1875); Hyde's Literary History of Ireland (London, 1899); Prendergast's Ire and from the Restoration to the Revolution, 1660 to 1690(London, 1887): Lower's Patronymica Britanica (London, 1860; end An Histo- rical Pedigree of the MacCarthys, by D. MacCarthy (Exeter, England, 1880).
  3. Historical Pedigree of the Sliochd Feidlimidh, The MacCarthys, of Gleannacroim, by Daniel MacCarthy Glas, pp. 100-101; Exeter, Eng. 1849.
  4. Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaelogical Society; 2nd. Series, Vol. II, p. 213.
  5. The sound of the name as pronounced in Gaelic.
  6. Irish Pedigrees, Vol. I, p. 31.
  7. A Literary History of Ireland:, by Dr. Douglas Hyde, p. 61; London, 1909.
  8. Windele's South of Ireland.
  9. Irish Pedigrees; Vol. I, p. 114.
  10. The Life and Letters of Florence MacCarthy Mor, Tanist of Carbery, by Daniel MacCarthy Glas; London, 1867.
  11. Historical Pedigree of the Sliochd Feidlimidh, The MacCarthys, of Gleannacroim, by Daniel MacCarthy (Glas ; pp. 100-101; Exeter, Eng. 1849.
  12. Windele's South of Ireland.
  13. Historical Pedigree of the Sliochd Feidlimidh, The MacCarthys of Gleannacroim, p. 149.
  14. No, VIII, pp. 327-328.


  1. Hotten's Original Lists, p. 78.  See also New England Historic-Genealogical Register; Vols. 2, 3, 4, 5, and 15 for references to Charles and Owen McCartie and a large number of other Irish youths who were transported to Virginia in the year 1635, transcribed for that Society from the original records by H. G. Sowerby of London.  See also Virginia County Records, edited by William Armstrong Crozier and published by The Genealogical Association in ten volumes.
  2. Kinsale, Ireland, was the seat of one of the branches of the MacCarthy family.
  3. Journal of the American Irish Historical Society; Vol. II, p. 165.
  4. Hening's Statutes at Large; Vol. II, p. 330.
  5. Irish Pedigrees; Vol. I, p. 810.
  6. Hotten's Original Lists.
  7. State Land Office records; Book VIII, fol. 79.
  8. Records of Lower Norfolk County.
  9. Land Patents; Book No. 1, p. 117.
  10. Land Patents; Book No. 9, p. 118.
  11. Statement of Mr. William G. Stanard; See Hayden's Virginia Genealogies; p. 84A
  12. Land Patents; Book No. 9.
  13. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography; Vol. I, p. 288; New York, 1915.
  14. Early Settlers in Alabama, by James E. Saunders and C. B. Stubbs; p. 401; New Orleans, 1899.
  15. Edited by William Armstrong Crozier and published by The Genealogical Association; New York, 1904.
  16. Entries from "Order Book No. 1," reproduced in William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 17.  I am informed by the County Clerk that the book containing the record of Dennis McCarthy's will is not now in existence.
  17. Virginia Genealogies, p. 85.
  18. Virginia Genealogies, p. 86.
  19. This famous Churchman was a great-grandson of Andrew Meade, an emigrant from Ireland early in the eighteenth century.  He was a native of County Kerry, the original home of the ancestors of the McCartys of Virginia.  He was a Catholic, but conformed to the established church after his settlement in the colonies.  Many references to him are found in Virginia colonial records.  He is described as "a man of education and influence, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, Judge of the Court and Senior Colonel of Militia," and is said to have been "a man of great physical strength."  He died in Nansemond County, Va., in 1745, "leaving behind him a stainless character and the title of "Andrew Meade, the Honest."  His son, David Meade, in 1729 or 1730 married, under romantic circumstances, a daughter of Sir Richard Everard, Governor of North Carolina.  ---(Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, by Dr. Lyon G. Tyler; Vol. IV, p. 76.)
  20. Vol. II p. 173.
  21. Quoted in William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 17.
  22. See Early Immigrants to Virginia, a list of names of "head rights" appearing in the land grants, collected by George Cabell Greer, Clerk of the Virginia Land Office, and published under that title in 1912.
  23. York Records, 1675-1684.
  24. Ibid., 1687-1691, Vol. 139.
  25. Parish Registers, Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Va.  Other names in the birth and death records of this church and the years in which they appear, are:
    Daniel Mecarte1694
    John Casey1703
    Denis Mecharte, son of Florence1705
    Edward Powers1710
    Abigail O'Brian1719
    Florence McCarty1719
    Richard Tobin1723
    Daniel Murphy1726
    Patrick Green1729
    Daniel Cain1735
    Catherine O'Connor1737
    John McCarty1747
    Elizabeth McCarty1747
    William Swiney1748
    William Dunn1752
    Thomas Dunn1762
    Michael McCarty1762
    Katherine Dunn1762
    Matthew Doran1763
    Elizabeth Doran1763
    Patrick Hyland1764
    John Connilly1764
    James McCarty1767
    John McCarty1767
    Nelly Connelly1768
  26. Burke, in his Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, says that members of the line of Donough, Earl of Clan Carthy, came to America but he does not furnish the names.
  27. King James' Irish Army List; p. 491, Dublin, 1855.
  28. Letter dated October 9, 1884, from William Page McCarty of Richmond to Rev. Horace G. Hayden, compiler of Virginia Genealogies.
  29. Historical Pedigree of the Sliochd Feidhlimdh, The MacCarthys of Gleannacroim, by Daniel MacCarthy Glas; p. 180, Exeter, Eng., 1849.
  30. The name given in Irish history to the refugees from Ireland to the Continent after the Treaty of Limerick.
  31. See History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France, by John Cornelius O'Callaghan.
  32. The Lee Family of Virginia; p. 83, Phila., 1895.
  33. Ibid., p. 403.
  34. Manors of Virginia in Colonial Times, pp. 87-88, by Edith T. Sale, Phila. and London, 1909.
  35. William and Mary College Quarterly; Vol. 27, p. 28.
  36. In Va. Hist. Soc. Collections; Vol. I, p. 115.
  37. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia.  See also The Colonial Virginia Register, compiled by William G. and Mary N. Stanard, p. 97; Albany, N. Y., 1902.  Also Hening's Statutes at Large, Vol. IV.  In a "Table showing the General Assemblies of Virginia from 1661 to 1758," in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (Vol. XIV, pp. 408-410) he is listed as "Dan McCarty, Esq. Speaker."
  38. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XII, p. 366.
  39. Journals of the House of Burgesses.
  40. Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, published by the State Library; Richmond, 1918.
  41. Old Churches and Families of Virginia; Vol. II, p. 148.
  42. The "worthy gentleman from New York" referred to by Bishop Meade, was William L. Rogers, who had command of a body of troops who occupied the church during the war of 1812, and who repaird the damages caused by the English vandals that preceded them.  In a letter to Bishop Meade, Captain Rogers described Murphy as "a Scotch gentleman from Ayrshire," who lived about half a mile from old Yeocomico, and "whose estate, consisting of some thousands of acres, surrounded the church and burial grounds on all sides."  Rogers further referred to Murphy as "a gentleman of intellectual culture, an honored magistrate and a Presbyterian of the Covenant School, whose residence was the seat of hospitality and the home of the clergy."  In the "Journal of the Transactions of the Virginia State Argicultural Society" (p. 114) it is stated that "John Murphy is believe to have been the first to introduce a threshing machine in the Northern Neck of Virginia."
  43. From a copy of the inscription in William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. VII, p. 97.  The spelling of the surname on the tombstone seems to be "McCarty," but the spelling as given in this authoritative publication is "McCarthy."
  44. Land Patents, Book III, p. 23.
  45. Ibid.
  46. Land Patents, Book III, p. 182.
  47. Ibid., Book III, p. 248.
  48. Ibid., Book V, p. 129.
  49. Ibid., Book A, p. 3.
  50. Extracts from Deed Book A, Virginia County Records, Vol. 1, pp. 103-104.
  51. Probate Records, Book 8, p. 52.
  52. William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. VIII.
  53. Vol. I, pp. R112-113 and Vol. II, p. B34; Boston, 1909.


  1. Land Patents, Book B, p. 53.
  2. Ibid., Book C, p. 31.
  3. Vol. 22, p. 187.
  4. Journals of the House of Burgesses.
  5. Journals of the House of Burgesses.  See also The Colonial Virginia Register, compiled by William G. and Mary N. Stanard, pp. 107 and 117; Albany, NY 1902.
  6. Colonel Richard Butler, commander of the Ninth regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, and his four brothers, all Revolutionary officers, were of this family.  Four of the brothers were born in Ireland and the youngest in Pennsylvania.
  7. A complete copy of the will and of the record pertaining to it may be seen in Waters' Genealogical Gleanings (Vol. I, p. 536), as well as in Wills of George Washington and his Immediate Ancestors, edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford; Brooklyn, NY, 1891.
  8. Barons of the Potomack and the Rappahannock, by Moncure D. Conway, p. 72; New York, 1892.
  9. Old Churches and Families of Virginia; Vol. II, p. 484.
  10. Fairfax County Records
  11. Quoted in Barons of the Potomack and the Rappahannock, by Moncure D. Conway, pp. 264-266; New York, 1892.
  12. Ibid., p. 267.
  13. Hayden's Virginia Genealogies, p. 88.
  14. Ibid., p. 87.
  15. Land Records; Book E, p. 230.
  16. Ibid., p. 232.
  17. Ibid., p. 231.
  18. The Fairfaxes of England and America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, by Rev. Edward D. Neill; Albany, N. Y., 1868.
  19. The Dinwiddie Papers, published by the Virginia Historical Society.
  20. Mrs. Chichester was a daughter of Daniel McCarty.
  21. This was the celebrated Revolutionary officer, "Light Horse Harry Lee," afterwards Governor of Virginia.
  22. Life of George Mason; Vol. I, p. 111; New York, 1892.
  23. Vol. X, pp. 229-235.
  24. A full copy of the address and resolutions of the Virginia patriots may be seen in the Journals of the House of Burgesses, Vol. for 1761 to 1765.
  25. William and Mary College Quarterly; Vol. XVI, p. 52.
  26. See Records of the Columbia Historical Society; Vol. VIII, p. 116, also Ford's edition of Washington's Writings; Vol. 14, pp. 245-257.
  27. Letters and Recollections of George Washington; p. 135.


  1. Published in the Baltimore Sun of July 28, 1907.  Accounts of this famous duel may also be found in Sabine's Notes of Dueling, Truman's Field of Honor, and in Harper's Magazine for January, 1858.
  2. Page McCarty was a nephew of John Mason McCarty.
  3. Menasha, Wis., 1916.
  4. Patent Book C, p. 29, at Virginia Land office.
  5. Patent Book C, p. 84.
  6. Ibid., p. 85.
  7. William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 22.
  8. In William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 22.
  9. Thomas McCarty Murdock of Davidson, Indiana.
  10. The land patents to these people may be seen in Books A, B, C, 3, 4 and 5, at the State Land Office.
  11. Book 14, p. 29.
  12. Council Journals of Virginia.
  13. West Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. I.
  14. P. 120; Albany, N. Y., 1892.
  15. Others for whom Washington made land surveys about the same time in Frederick County were Darby McKeever, Barney McHandry, Patrick Mathews, Dr. James McCormick, Hugh Rankin, Thomas McClanahan, Thomas and Francis Carney, Edward Hogan, Francis and William McBride, Daniel McKelduff, Patrick Rice and John Madden.
  16. Among the electors of Frederick County, whose names appear in this list were
    Tobias Burke
    James Burne
    James Barrett
    William Barrett
    Thomas Carney
    William Cockran
    John McCormick
    Pat McDaniel
    Joseph McDonnell
    Robert Cunningham
    Matthew Coleman
    William Carrel
    William Coil
    Patrick Duncan
    Richard Foley
    John Madden
    Laughlin Madden
    William McMahon
    John Grinnan
    James Grinnan
    Murtie Hanley
    William McGee
    Darby McCarty
    Robert Marney
    Darby Murphy
    Richard McMahon
    James McGill
    Robert McCoy
    James McCormick
    Joseph McCormick
    William Reynolds
    Patrick Rice
  17. Land Records, Book H, p. 590.
  18. Land Records, Book P, p. 91.
  19. Documentary History of Lord Dunmore's War, ed. by Rueben G. Thwaites; Madison, Wis., 1905.
  20. Journals of the House of Burgesses.
  21. Records of Land Bounty Certificates, No. 2.
  22. The full title is The Statutes at Large, being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in the year 1619, by William Waller Hening; published at Richmond in sixteen volumes.
  23. Ibid., Vol. IV, pp. 58, 75 and 76.
  24. In The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Vol. V, pp. 406-407; Washington 1904) may be read correspondence in the year 1786 between him and William McCarty, acting on behalf of the tobacco growers of Virginia, in relation to the prices prevailing in Europe for American tobacco.  Jefferson was then in Paris.
  25. Hening's Statutes at Large, Vol. IV, p. 331, and Vol. V, p. 233.
  26. Ibid., Vol. V p. 194.
  27. Hening's Statues, Vol. VI, p. 397.
  28. Ibid., Vol. XIV, p. 407.
  29. Ibid., Vol. XIV, p. 389.
  30. Ibid., Vol. XV, p. 177.
  31. Ibid., Vol. XV, p. 249.
  32. Virginia Gazette, November 10, 1774.
  33. Hening's Statutes, Vol. XV, p. 465.
  34. Patrick's living descendants are unable to furnish the names of the two brothers, but I am satisfied that they were the Darby McCarty of Orange County and Timothy McCarty of Pocahontas County, mentioned elsewhere in this book.
  35. The remainder of the inscription cannot be deciphered.
  36. Land Records, Book M, p. 64.
  37. George S. McCarty of Woodbury, N. J.
  38. Land Records, Book T, p. 239.
  39. Ibid., Book S, p. 470.
  40. Ibid., Book T, p. 367.
  41. Land Records, Book T, p. 19.
  42. Ibid., Book U, p. 367.
  43. Will Book of Augusta County, No. 3.
  44. Ibid., No. 4.
  45. Ibid., No. 7.
  46. Deed Book No. 15, fol. 143, Augusta County court records.
  47. Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, W. Va., by William T. Price, pp. 404-408; Marlinton, W. Va., 1901.
  48. See also "Racing in Colonial Virginia," in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. II.
  49. Reported in the Maryland Gazette of October 26, 1769.
  50. American Turf Register, Vol. III, p. 95, and Vol. VI, p. 58.
  51. Ibid., Vol. II, p. 19.
  52. Eclipse was owned by Colonel Patrick O'Kelly, whose stud was at a place called Cannons in England.


  1. Council Journals of Maryland, April 4, 1684.
  2. Lib. XI, fol. 104, Land Commissioner's office, Annapolis, Md.
  3. See address on Adraen van der Donck, delivered before the West-Chester County, N. Y., Historical Society, by T. Astley Atkins; Yonkers, 1888.
  4. Probable records, Annapolis, Md., Liber V, fol. 7.
  5. Ibid., Liber V, fol. 69.
  6. Ibid., Lib. IV, fol. 284.
  7. Probable Records, Lib. VII, fol, 377.
  8. Ibid., Lib. VII, p. 271.
  9. Ibid., Lib XV, p. 143.
  10. Ibid., Lib. XIV, p. 302.
  11. Lib. III, p. 10.
  12. At Elkton, Md.
  13. Will Book 15, p. 99.
  14. Book 17, p. 81.
  15. Will Book 17, p. 222.
  16. Rent Roll No. 3, fol. 129.
  17. Archives of Maryland, Vol. 16.
  18. Daniel Dulany is one of the most remarkable men mentioned In early Maryland history.  He was a son of Daniel Delaney, a native of Queen's County, Ireland, who emigrated to Maryland about the middle of the seventeenth century.
  19. In New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vols. 62 to 66.
  20. Ibid.
  21. Maryland Records compiled by Dr. Gauis M. Brumbaugh.
  22. Land Records of Chowan County, N. C.
  23. Probate Records of Chowan County.
  24. Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. IV, p. 128.
  25. Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. IV, p. 890.
  26. Ibid., p. 628.
  27. Ibid., p. 711.
  28. Council Journals, in Colonial Records of N. C., 'Vol. IV, p. 751.
  29. State Records of North Carolina Vol. 23, p. 222.
  30. Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol IV, p. 959.
  31. Abstracts of Wills in North Carolina Genealogical and Historical Register for 1900-1901.
  32. Colonial Records, Vol. IV, p. 1243.
  33. State Records, Vol. 22, p. 322.
  34. Vol. VII, p. 689.
  35. Vol. VIII, p. 660.
  36. Ibid., Vol. 19, p. 840.
  37. Colonial Records, Vol. 22, p. 429.
  38. Ibid., Vol. 15, p. 237.
  39. In Colonial Records, Vol. 17.
  40. State Records; 'Vol. 20, p. 57.
  41. Ibid., 'Vol. 18, p. 251.
  42. Ibid., Vo1. 21, p. 216.
  43. Parish Register of St. James, Santee, kept by Rev. Samuel Fenner Warren, published in South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 15.
  44. Field Book of the Revolution.
  45. History of the American Revolution; also History of South Carolina.
  46. The Memorial is in the papers of the Continental congress; Document No. 41, VIII, fol. 132.
  47. Ibid., Document No. 42, V, fol. 209.
  48. Journals of the Continental Congress; Vol. 18, pp. 873-874.
  49. Colonial Records of Georgia, Vol. VII, p. 507.
  50. Colonial Records of Georgia, Vol. IX, pp. 231-233.
  51. Ibid., Vol. IV, p. 523.
  52. Ibid., Vol. VIII, pp. 112-179.
  53. Ibid., Vol. IX, p. 212.
  54. Ibid., Vol. IX, p. 258.
  55. Charles O. Jones in History of Georgia, Vol. II, p. 204.
  56. Colonial Records of Georgia., Vol. IX, pp. 54 and 165.
  57. Ibid., Vol. X, p. 691.
  58. Ibid., Vol. X1, p. 180.
  59. Ibid., Vol. XI, pp. 15 and 303.
  60. Historical Collections of Georgia, by Rev. Geo. White, p. 505 ; New York, 1855.


  1. Vol. I, p. 532.
  2. A gentleman of the name in Washington, D. C., who made a study of his career, informs me that he found a record stating that Chevalier MacCarthy was a native of Cork.
  3. Bossu's Travels, Vol. I, pp. 22-23.
  4. The date named by Bossu, March 28, 1752, probably is the more correct, since he accompanied the expedition.
  5. History of the Early Settlements, of the Mississippi Valley, by Firmin de Rozier, p. 38; St. Louis, Mo., 1890.
  6. Illinois in the Eighteenth Century, by Edward G. Mason, pp. 23-48.  References to Chevalier MacCarthy may also be found in Francois-Zavier Martin's History of Louisiana; Vol. I, p. 321; New Orleans, 1827.  Also in John W. Monette's history of the Discovery and Settlement of Valley, of the Mississippi, Vol. I, p. 296; New York, 1846.
  7. pp. 45-46, London, 1770.
  8. History of Illinois under the French Rule, pp. 313-314; Cincinnati, 1893.
  9. Mason, in Old Fort Chartres, says its cost was "one million crowns".
  10. Illinois Historical Society Collections, Vol. 10.  Governor John Reynolds of Illinois, who saw it in 1802, thus refers to it in his If Memoirs: "It is an object of antiquarian curiosity.  The trees, undergrowth and brush are mixed and interwoven with the old walls.  It presented the most striking contrast between a savage wilderness, filled with wild beasts and reptiles, and the remains of one of the largest and strongest fortifications on the Continent.  Large trees are growing in the houses which once contained the elegant and accomplished French officers and soldiers."
  11. "French Explorations" in Ills. Hist. Soc. Collections; Vol. I, p. 168.
  12. The Tennessee River.
  13. The Ohio River.
  14. It is an interesting historical fact that a countryman of Chevalier MacCarthy, Count Alexander O'Reilly, born in Ireland in 1785, became governor of Louisiana under the Spanish in 1769.  See Historical Memoirs of Louisiana, by Benjamin F. French, for very full accounts of Count O'Reilly.
  15. "The French in Illinois," in Pioneers, Preachers and People of the Mississippi, Valley, by Rev. William H. Milburn; p. 138; Nee, York, 1860.
  16. The History of Louisiana, by Francois-Zavier Martin, Vol.. I, p. 324.
  17. In Penna. Archives, 2nd Ser. Vol. VI, p. 346.
  18. The Ohio Valley in Colonial Days, by Berthold Fernow; p. 180, Albany, N. Y., 1890.
  19. Vol. X.
  20. Now Canada.
  21. The MacShanes resided within "The Pale," the only territory in Ireland fully under English control up to the sixteenth century.  Under the operation of the Penal Laws, all Irish families resident in this territory were compelled "to adopt English surnames" and English customs, manners, dress, etc.  Some of these families translated their Irish names into what they meant in English and thus the MacShanes took the name, "Johnson," from "Mac," meaning "the son of," and "Shane," meaning "John."
  22. Illinois Historical Society Collections; Vol. X, Page 185.
  23. Bannissement des, Jesuites de la Louisiana, in The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents; Vol. 70, p. 287.
  24. Reproduced in Illinois Historical Society Collections, Vol. X.
  25. History of Louisiana, by Charles Gayarre.  Vol. III, p. 391.  Also New Orleans, The Place and the People, by Grace King, p. 128, New York, 1895.
  26. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 18, pp. 24-25.
  27. History, of Louisiana, Vol. IV.
  28. Dernieres Annees de la Louisiana Francais, Villers du Terrage; p. 103.  See also Colonial Mobile by Palter J. Hamilton, p. 568; Boston and New York, 1910, for interacting references to "Maccarty de Mactique".
  29. p. 636.
  30. In American Antiquarian Society Proceedings, Vol. V.
  31. Naval Records of the American, Revolution, p. 209; published by Library of Congress, Washington, 1906.
  32. At the Wisconsin Historical Society.
  33. See alto the "George Rogers Clark Papers" in Ills. Hist. Soc. Collections; Vol. 8, p. 353.
  34. Catalogue of Revolutionary Soldiers and Sailors of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to whom Land Bounty Warrant, were granted by Virginia for Military services in the War for Independence, from official records in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Ky.
  35. Mr. English was Democratic Candidate for Vice-President with General Winfield Scott Hancock in the campaign of 1880.
  36. Journal of the American Irish Historical Society; Vol. 3, pp. 140-142.
  37. Series B, Vol. 96, p. 6.
  38. See Illinois in the Eighteenth Century, by Edward G. Mason; Chicago, 1876.
  39. History of the Early Settlements of the Mississippi Valley, by Firmin de Rozier; p. 13, St. Louis, 1890.
  40. Cahokia Records, in Collections of the Illinois Historical Society.  Some of his adventures are also related in the Draper collection of Clark Mss; now in the Wisconsin Historical Library.  He is there referred to as "Major McCarty."
  41. Among McCarthy's companions in this adventure are mentioned ex-soldiers namely Doyle, Cochran, Caghey, Ryan, Hynes, Purcell, Cunningham, McCarland, McManus and Sullivan.
  42. Pennsylvania Archives; 5th Ser, Vol. II.
  43. History of Missouri, by Lewis Houck; Vol. 2, p. 185; Chicago, 1908.


  1. Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York; Vol. XI, p. 163; compiled by John Romeyn Broadhead and edited by Edmund B. O'Callahan.
  2. Published by the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania.
  3. 2nd Ser., Vol VII.
  4. Records of the Register's office at Wilmington, Del.
  5. In Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. I
  6. Ibid
  7. Holme was sent to Pennsylvania by William Penn in 1681, charged with the duty of selecting a site for a City.  He had lived in various Irish cities and according to a long account of him in Albert Cook Myers' celebrated work, Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, he sailed from Waterford, Ireland, on November 29, 1681.  He is thought to have been a native of Dublin.
  8. Second Ser., Vol. II
  9. Warrantees of Land, in Penna, Archives, 3rd Ser. Vol. 24, p. 145.
  10. Ibid
  11. Ibid
  12. History of Bucks County, by General Davis.
  13. Readers interested in this subject are referred to my book, A Hidden Phase of American History, a work which is the result of twenty years' researches in the records of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods.
  14. History of Bucks County, by General Davis
  15. Registry of Deeds, Bucks County; Book 80, Vol. 210.
  16. Warrantees of Land, in Penna. Archives; Vol. 26, p. 131.
  17. Penna. Archives, Vol. 25, p. 258.
  18. Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Marion and Franklin Counties; Vol. I, p. 82, Chicago, 1918.
  19. Biographical Record of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, p. 379; Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888.
  20. Genealogy of the Lancaster Family.
  21. Vols. 30 to 32.
  22. Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Ser. Vol. II, and 5th Ser. Vol. I.
  23. See article on this subject in Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, Vol. 17.
  24. 2nd Ser. Vol. XI.
  25. In Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Ser., Vol. 15.
  26. In Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Ser., Vol. 24.
  27. Four separate grants.
  28. History of Washington County, Pa., by Boyd Cumrine; Philadelphia, 1882.
  29. Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania; Vol. II, p. 429; Harrisburg, 1916.
  30. Now Pittsburg.
  31. In Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography; Vol. VI, p. 344.
  32. Penn. Mag. of History and Biography, Vol. V, p. 584.
  33. Among those who served in the Commander-in-Chief's Guard were:
    _______ Connor
    Solomon Daly
    William Darrah
    Charles Dougherty
    George Dougherty
    James Dougherty
    William Dunn
    Jeremiah Driskel
    James Dady
    Robert Finley
    William Garret
    William Gill
    Thomas Gillen
    Hugh Hagerty
    William Hennessey
    Thomas Hickey
    Thomas Holland
    James Hughes
    John Kenney
    William Kernahan
    John Leary
    William Logan
    Michael Lynch
    William McCown
    James McDonald
    Thomas McCarthy
    Denis Moriarty
    Andrew O'Brien
    William O'Neill
    William Reiley
    Michael Sutton
    William Roach
    William McIntire


  1. The Records of New Amsterdam, 1653-1674, edited by Berthold Fernow; Vol. VI, pp. 338 and 344, New York, 1897.
    1a.  Marriage records published by New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
  2. Abstracts of Wills. Lib. IX, fol. 9, in Vol. XXVI, New Pork Historical Society publications.
  3. Genealogies of the First Settlers of the, Ancient County of Albany by Jonathan Pearson, p. 77; Albany, 1872.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Vol. XXIV.
  7. New Jersey Calendar of Wills, in New Jersey Archives, 5th Ser. Vol. 20.
  8. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 43.
  9. Liber 37, p. 463.
  10. Liber 57, p. 488.
  11. Liber 54, p. 493.
  12. Charles Mccarthy signed as witness to ten New York Wills prior to 1800, from which it is assumed that he was a lawyer.
  13. Calendar of Historical Manuscripts,, relating to the War of the Revelution, published by the Secretary of State; Vol. I, p. 13.
  14. Ibid., Vol. I, p.30.
  15. 4th Ser. Vol. III, pp. 582-619.
  16. See Calendar of Historical Manuscripts, in the office of the Secretary of State; ed. by O' Callaghan, p. 832.
  17. Vol. I, p. 54; edited by Joel Munsell, Albany, N. Y.
  18. Calendar of Historical Manuscripts; Vol. I, p. 324.
  19. New York genealogical & Biographical Record, Vol. 33.
  20. American Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 54.
  21. History of the seventeen Towns of Rensselaer County, by Dr. A. J. Weise.
  22. Onondaga County Transcribed Records, Vol. I, p.1.
  23. History of Fulton County, N. Y., by Frothingham, p. 242.
  24. Ibid., p. 237.
    24a.  Historic Old Rhinebeck, by Howard H. Morse.
  25. It is an interesting fact, also that "the first white man known to have visited Saratoga Springs," Michael and Nicholas McDonald brothers, were from Limerick, Ireland. (See Anderson's History, of Saratoga)  The inscription on the stone, over the grave of Michael McDonald on the west brink of Ballston Lake verifies this fact.
  26. From The Story of Old Saratoga, by John Henry Brandow.
  27. Calendar of Land Papers at office of Secretary of State, compiled by O' Callaghan.
  28. Gilliland was a native of Armagh, Ireland.  He had a most interesting career in New York, as schoolmaster, merchant, colonizer, and Revolutionary patriot.  See Winslow's History of the Champlain Valley and Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, Vol. XIV, p 231.  Amoung those who accompanied Gilliland and Mccarty from New York in their journey to Lake Champlain in 1764 were:
              Thomas CarrollMichael KeoughDaniel Moriarty
    Christopher Dongan  Dennis HallPeter Sullivan
    John BradyWilliam McAuley  Thomas McCauley
    Cornelius HayesJohn ConnellyJohn Sullivan
  29. See Collections of the New York Historical Society, volume for 1885.
  30. Journals of the N. Y. Provincial Congress, Vol. II, p. 339.
  31. Vol.. II, p. 242, and Vol. IV, p. 56.
  32. Dominick Lynch was a native of Galway, Ireland.
  33. The New York Columbian, March 18, 1817.
  34. Marriage Licenses recorded at office of the Secretary of State, Vol. IV, p. 75.
  35. Old Merchants, of New York; Vol. IV, p. 244.
  36. Ibid,, Vol. I, p. 260.
  37. In Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography,; Vol. IV, p. 77.
  38. Ibid., Vol. IV.
  39. New York Weekly Museum.
  40. The name was changed to Nelson by his children.  The Irish name, Nielson, is a corruption of O'Neill or MacNeill.  One of the Neilsons, Samuel, was the founder of the Society of United Irishmen in 1791.
  41. See account of his career in New York Genealogical and Biographical Record; Vol. V., p. 46.
  42. The Shamrock.
  43. See Genealogical Exchange, Vol. X, p. 79.
  44. Ibid., Vol. V. p. 8.
  45. Liber B, part 2, published by the New Jersey Historical Society.
  46. Reminiscences, of Old Gloucester, by Isaac Mickle.
  47. Liber F., p. 245, published as part of the Archive of New Jersey by the N. J. Hist. Soc.
  48. Colonial Manuscripts of New York; Vol. 34, p 28.
  49. New Jersey Calendar of Wills; Lib. B, fol, 214, in New Jersey Archives; 1st Ser. Vol. 23.
  50. lst Ser. Vol. 23.
  51. New Jersey Probate Records, Lib. IV, p. 110.
  52. New Jersey Probate Records, Lib. V, p. 182.
  53. Ibid., Lib. V, p. 264.
  54. Gloucester Wills, 336 H.
  55. Ibid., 336 H.
  56. New Jersey Calendar of Wills; Lib. VI, p. 313.
  57. New Jersey Probate Records; Lib. D, p. 174.
  58. New Jersey Archives; 2nd Ser. Vol. II.


  1. Probate records of Suffolk County, Quoted in New England Historic-Genealogical Register; Vol. 16, p. 50.
  2. Boston "Town Books", Vol. VII, p. 85
  3. Boston tax lists, in Town Books, Vol. I, p. 43.
  4. Ibid., p. 47.
  5. Ibid., p. 78.
  6. List of Taxables in Memorial History of Boston, by Justin Winsor; Vol. II, pp. 7-8.
  7. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, by James Savage; Vol. III, p. 139.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland.
  10. See page 267.
  11. Vol. 31.
  12. Another branch of the family had as its motto: Ex arduis, perpetuum momen, and still another branch: Fortis, ferox et celer.
  13. 4th. Ser., Vol. II, p. 304.
  14. This John Usher was of the same family as the celebrated Arch. Bishop Usher.
  15. Published by the Prince Society of Boston, in seven volumes.
  16. 4th. Ser., Vol. VIII, p. 484.
  17. Governor Dongan was a native of Castletown, County Kildare, Ireland.  After his return from America he succeeded to the title and estates of his father, the Earl of Limerick.
  18. Colonial Manuscripts, of New York; Vol. III, p. 365.
  19. Toppan's Edmund Randolph; Vol. IV, p. 252.
  20. Calendar of Historical Manuscripts, in office of Secretary of State, ed. by Edmund B. O'Callaghan.
  21. This was Colonel Samuel Shrimpton, prominent and wealthy merchant of Boston, owner of Noddle's Island, now East Boston, which he purchased in 1670.
  22. Boston Town Books.
  23. Provincial Papers of New Hampshire.
  24. Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 14, fol. 26.
  25. Ibid., Vol. 16, fol. 378.
  26. Ibid., Vol. 14, fol. 371.
  27. History of Boston, by Samuel G. Drake; p. 518.
  28. Vol. 29, pp. 138-141.
  29. Liber I, pp. 27-82.
  30. Boston Town Books, Vol. 29.
  31. Annals of Kings, Chapel, by Henry Wilder Foote; Vol. I, p. 76.
  32. The Andros Tracts, published by Prince Society, Boston; Vol. II, p. 45; Boston, 1869.  Also Massachusetts Historical Society Collections; 3rd. Ser. Vol. I, p. 84.
  33. Annals of King's, Chapel, Vol. I, p. 114.
  34. History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, by Oliver Ayer Roberts, Vol. I, p. 264; Boston, 18.
  35. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, by James Savage; Vol. III, p. 139.
  36. Vol. 29, p. 2.
  37. Published by the Massachusetts Historical Society; 2nd. Ser, Vol. II.
  38. Vol. 16, p. 24.
  39. Old Colony Records in New England Historic-Genealogical Society's Register, Vol. II, pp. 245-250.  "The Irish Donation," or "The Irish Charity" as it is also called in the Old Colony records, was sent from Ireland to Boston in the ship Katherine, which sailed from Dublin on or about August 17, 1676.  For accounts of this historic incident and its importance at the time to the people of New England, see Register above mentioned; also A Hidden Phase of American History, by the author.
  40. New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. VI, p. 371.
  41. Town Books. Vol. XI, p. 151.
  42. Oddly enough, when the Executive Mansion at Washington was repaired and painted white after its partial destruction by the British in the year 1814, it became known popularly as "The White House."
  43. Life and Works of John Adams, Vol. I, p. 85.
  44. In New England Historic-Genealogical Register, Vol. 15.
  45. In Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, 6th. Ser. Vol. I, p. 158.
  46. The Mayflower Descendant; Vol. XVI, p. 229.
  47. Vol. 92, p. 233.
  48. Annals of King's Chapel, by Henry Wilder Foote; Vol. I.
  49. Republished in 1793.  See Force's Collections of Historical Tracts; Vol. IV.
  50. The History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, by Thomas Hutchinson; Vol. I, p. 392; Boston, 1766.
  51. Ibid., p. 393.
  52. Vol. II.
  53. Published by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts; Vol. 20, pp. 82-83.
  54. Andros Papers, in American Antiquarian Society publications; Vol, 13, p. 248.
  55. History of Boston, by Samuel G. Drake; p. 558.
  56. Probate Records of Suffolk County, Mass.
  57. New England Historic- Genealogical Register; Vol. 50, p. 307.
  58. Vol. VI, pp. 189-199.
  59. Massachusetts Archives; Vol. 91, p. 353.
  60. The Worcester Book, by Franklin P. Rice, Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1884.
  61. Torrey's History of Fitchburg, Mass.
  62. American Antiquarian Society; Vol. v, p. 130.
  63. Worcester Town Record, p. 428.
  64. Vol. 18, p. 835.
  65. Town Books, Vol. VII, p. 214.
  66. Ibid., p. 227.
  67. Salem tax lists, Vol. IV, p. 15, in Genealogical Quarterly Magazine.
  68. Town Books, Vol. X, p. 89.
  69. New England Historic-Genelogical Register; Vol. 16, p. 85.
  70. Town Books, Vol. XI, p. 1.
  71. Suffolk Court Files, Lib. 15, fol. 175.
  72. Report of Record Commissioners, Vol. 34.
  73. History of Boston, by Samuel Gardner Drake; p. 468.
  74. The "Maccarty farm" is mentioned in Francis S. Drake's History of the Town of Roxbury.  Drake says that the "mansion" in which Florence MacCarty lived was still standing at the time he was compiling his town history in 1878, although greatly altered.
  75. Council Records; Vol. IX, pp. 443 and 468.
  76. Registry of Deeds, Essex County; Book 13, fol. 213.
  77. Ibid., Book 20, fol. 27.
  78. Vol. IX.
  79. Vols. IX and XXIV.
  80. Town Books, Vol. 31.
  81. Ibid., Vol. 8, p. 195.
  82. Ibid., Vol. 31, p. 269.
  83. Eight volumes of nearly 6000 pages.
  84. Vol. 28.


  1. See New England Historic-Genealogical Register; Vol. VII, p. 152.
  2. At page 268.
  3. Vol. II, p. 298.
  4. Ibid., Vol. VII, p. 126.
  5. Essex Antiquarian.
  6. New England Historic-Genealogical Register; Vol. VI, p. 152.
  7. Boston Town Records, Vol. 28, p. 308.
  8. Ibid., p. 321.
  9. History and Records of the First Congregational Church at Hanover, Mass., by Lloyd Vernon Briggs.
  10. Trask Genealogy, in New Eng. Hist. Geneal. Register; Vol. 55, p. 330.
  11. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, by Thomas B. Wyman; p. 642; Boston, 1879.
  12. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown.
  13. In Essex Institute Historical Collections; Vol. XII, p. 151.
  14. Published by the New England Historic-Genealogical Society.
  15. History of Gloucester, Mass., by James P. Pringle; p. 50, Gloucester 1892.
  16. Massachusetts Archives; Vol. 91, p. 335B.
  17. Ibid.; Vol. 92, p. 54A.
  18. Among the prisoners were New England soldiers named McNally, Maddin, Ryan, Donahew, Mahaner, Kenny, Tobin, Donovan, Powers, Farrel, Harrow, Kelly, Magra, Larey, Mallaley, Curren, McClure, Newgent, Cummings, Dailey, Doyl, Dogan, Macquire, McCoo (probably Mc-Hugh), several of whom were described as "from Ireland."
  19. "Captain's Orderly Book" and "Journal of Colonel John Winslow," in Military Annals of Lancaster, Mass., by Henry S. Nourse.
  20. Massachusetts Archives; Vol. 97, p. 398.
  21. Muster rolls, in Massachusetts, Archives; Vol. 94, p. 181.
  22. Ibid.; pp. 256 and 272.
  23. History of Taunton, Mass., by Dr. Samuel H. Ellery; p. 427, Syracuse, N. Y., 1893.
  24. Rehoboth Vital Records, compiled by James V. Arnold; pp. 236 and 476; Providence, R. I., 1897.
  25. Massachusetts Archives; Vol. 99, p. 18.
  26. Massachusetts Archives, Vol. 96, p. 249.
  27. Page 96.
  28. Town Records, in Medford Historical Register; Vol. VIII, p. 42.
  29. Town Records, p. 15.
  30. Ibid.
  31. Medford, Mass., Vital Records; p. 261.
  32. Engrossment bill, in Massachusetts, Archives; Vol. IX, p. 418.
  33. There were seventeen "Ticket Porters" appointed on April 21, 1742, whose names were:
    Jeremiah Maccarty John WhalandPatrick Goffe
    Robert McMillionRichard FurnaceRobert Wood
    Paul BryanThomas O'Bryan Patrick Bourke (2d)
    Patrick BourkeJohn KeeffePhilip Jones
    Timothy HarneyEdward KellyThomas Phelan
    James CollinsSamuel Sharp
  34. Town Books, Vol. XIV, p. 229.
  35. Town Books, Vol. XXIV.  Among those who suffered losses in this fire were Michael Carroll, Patrick Burke, George Glyn, James Dalton, Sarah Larkin, John and Sarah McNeal, Bartholomew Killeran and Patrick Kelley.
  36. Among the passengers on the Wilmott who came from Cork to Boston on this voyage were people named:
    Sullivan  KelleySwaneyMurphyBrett
    QuirkHaggertyBourkeShannahan  Carroll
    RyanO'DanielMcNamara  HayesKeeffe
    DaltonFitzgerald  CoghlinWelchKahaven
  37. Port Arrivals-Emigrants, in Town Books; Vol. XXIX.
  38. Town Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 267.
  39. Town Books; Vol. XIX, p. 264.
  40. Town Book, Vol. XX, p. 38.
  41. Ibid., Vol. 23.
  42. Probate Records, Suffolk County, Mass.
  43. Town Books, Vol. 23, p. 67.
  44. Town Books, Vol. 23, p. 225.
  45. History of Northfield, Mass.
  46. Vols. 60 and 61.


  1. So mentioned in History of New London, by Frances M. Caulkins; p. 265, New London, 1852.
  2. From Early Connecticut Marriages, as found in the Ancient Church Records.
  3. Vol. IV, p. 42.
  4. Vol. II, p. 754.
  5. Ibid., Vol. II, p. 345.
  6. Vital Records of Norwich, Conn.
  7. History of Norwich, Conn., by Frances M. Caulkins; pp. 498-499.
  8. Public Records of Connecticut, Vol. 14.
  9. History of Wallingford, Conn., by Dr. Charles H. S. Davis.
  10. Of the soldiers who fought in this war, 110 bore unmistakable Irish names.
  11. For April, 1891.
  12. The original records are at the Newport Historical Society, but are in very bad condition owing to their having been sunk off New York during the Revolution.
  13. Compiled by James N. Arnold; 1st Ser. Vol. IV.
  14. Edited by John Osborne Austen; Albany, N. Y., 1887.
  15. From a statement by Miss Virginia Baker, a descendant of Dennis McCarty, in Journal of the American Irish Historical Society; Vol. VI, pp. 59-60.
    15a.  List of Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors in the old French and Indian War, 1755-1762, compiled from the original rolls at the Rhode Island Historical Society, by Howard M. Chapin; Providence, 1918.
  16. 1400 Dates of the Town and City of Bath, Maine, by Levi P. Lemont.  Also Maine Historical Society Collections,; 2nd Ser. Vol. IV, p. 240.
  17. Vol. XXIX, pp. 57 to 63 and p. 68.
  18. Vol. XIII.
  19. York, Maine, Records; Book VI, fol. 27; Maine Historical Society, 1892.
  20. Ibid., Vol. VII. p. 78.
  21. In Maine Genealogist and Biographer, Vol. I.
  22. Maine Historical Society publications, Vol. III.
  23. Extracts from Town Books of Hallowell, in Maine genealogist and Recorder, Vol. I.
  24. Ibid., Vol. II.
  25. Probate Records of Lincoln County.
  26. Johnston's History of the Towns of Bristol and Bremen, Maine.
  27. Massachusetts Archives.
  28. See Essex Antiquarian; Vol. VI, p. 134.
  29. Ibid., Vol. XII, p. 182.
  30. Irish for Thaddeus.
  31. Provincial Papers of New Hampshire, Vol. I, p. 426.
  32. State Papers of New Hampshire; Vol. 17, p. 748.
  33. Ibid., Vol. 18, p. 427.
  34. Ibid., Vol. 27.
  35. Ibid., Vol. 25, p. 576.
  36. Ibid., Vol. 18.
  37. In History of Sanbornton, by Rev. M. T. Runnels; Vol. II, Boston, 1881.
  38. In New England Historic-Genealogical Register, Vol. 69.
  39. State Papers of New Hampshire Vol. 24 and 26.
  40. Rann's History of Chittenden, Vt.
  41. Council Records of Vermont, Vol. II.
  42. See Journal of the American Irish Historical Society (Vol. 17) for an account of the many Irish sea-captains of the Revolutionary period.
  43. History of New London, Conn., by Frances Caulkins, p. 540; New London, 1852.
  44. Vol. 19.
  45. Van Bergen genealogy, in Genealogies of New York and New England Families, by C. V. Talcott.
  46. He was one of fifteen members of the Lodge, all sea-captains and all natives of Ireland.  See Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Vol III; Salem, Mass.
  47. Encyclopedia of American Biography, by Dr. Lyon G. Tyler; Vol. IV.


  1. See my book, A Hidden Phase of American History.
  2. The Kelleys are first with 32 officers and 695 enlisted men, and the Murphys second with 15 officers and 494 enlisted men.
  3. For March, 1909, p. 276.
  4. P. 453; Washington, 1906.
  5. P. 181; Washington 1903.