Correspondence on Grants in Waterford

From Pat Perry

Well David,

It appears that in fact, though many generations removed, we are indeed kin. My great-great-great-great grandfather was Walter Grant of Mooncoin, Ireland. He married Mary Dunphy and had at least three sons...John (b: March 28, 1785), Edward and James (b: April 12, 1793). The brothers moved to Nova Scotia. James became a priest.

I am impressed and amazed at your website. I hope you will not mind, but I am copying a great deal from your site. We are having a family reunion of the Coles/Grants on June 17th in Rhode Island. I know for a fact that NO ONE knows the family history as you have detailed. I have no doubts that your material will be be read and appreciated by many, many people. I have and will give you full credit for all the information. There is no way you should not receive the accolades due to you for your thorough research.

I do have a question, though. I have read and reread your pages. I am not sure of the line to Walter Grant. I am not exactly sure of his parents. I find them listed on your site in the Index under Iverk. If you have any information, I would be grateful.

Take care and please feel free to contact me if I can be of any help with research on this side of the pond.

Pat Perry
40 Crossing Drive #102
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 475-1537
------------------ in 2004

We'll be in Ireland trying to find the Grant bones. Here is what we know:

David Francis Grant was born c1810 and married Johanna ???
c 1830. Children are: Patrick, c1831, James, c1832, Lawrence,
(my great-grandfather), c1833, Edward, c1834, Bridget, 1835,
William Francis, born 5-7-1836 in Rathpatrick, Snowhill, Kilkenny

The above from a search, posted by
We've picked up the families of Lawrence and William Francis in Shakopee, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. The families lived through many hardships, but members of the Lawrence Grant line have survived. A family reunion was held 8-14-04 near Seattle, Washington where many of us reside.

There seems to have been a Co. Clare connection. Grants married into the large and evidently influential Hehir family. Lawrence Grant married a Co. Clare Keating/King descendent, Mary Ann King.


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