Earliest known ancestor Thomas Driscoll b.~1811, Ireland.
William Henry Driscoll abt. 1873 Ireland (adopted Mar. 17 as birthdate when he came to America). Immigrated Liverpool Eng. to Quebec Canada 7/8/1886. Married Cecelia Agness King 11/20/1902 Calumet, Houghton Co. MI. Lived 35 years in Morrow Co. OR. Died 7/11/1949 Corvallis, Benton Co. OR. 9 children...Thomas, Charles, William, Clifford, Lucille, Harold, Martha, Mary, James. My husband is descended from James who is the only son still living.
His brother: Thomas Driscoll b. @1871 Ireland. (also adopted Mar. 17 as birthdate) Immigrated Liverpool Eng. to Quebec Canada 7/8/1886. married Louisa about 1895 Detroit, MI. ch. 6 boys: Thomas, William, Lawrence, Leo, Francis, Fred. died after 1940 probably in Detroit MI...we have no further records on him other than census records in Detroit.
William Henry's father was Henry Driscoll and Henry Driscoll's father was Thomas Driscoll. Here is Thomas, his wife Catherine and son Henry in the 1871 census of England
- RG10:1211 England, London Winchester borough, Parish: St. Maurice pg. 40 Schedule: 235; #1 Lower Brook St. ,
- Jeremiah Fin male mar. 30 hawker b.Ireland;
- Ellen Fin wife female mar. 27 b. Ireland;
- Edward Fin son male single 11 b. Harlington, Middlesex;
- Thomas Driscoll, visitor; male mar. 60 hawker b. Ireland;
- Catherine Driscoll, visitor; female mar. 59 b. Ireland;
- Henry Driscoll visitor, male, unmarried, 24 brick layer b. Ireland.
Just as a sidelight, an old English dictionary tells us that a "hawker" was a peddler who had a cart, rather than carrying their wares.
Tests Taken: Y-DNA 37
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