I may have information about Elizabeth Carberry and James McGuire
I am researching the Lives of Thomas and Eliza Little. Thomas (b.1900) was from Carraroe and Eliza (b. 1797, nee Lally) from Kiltullagh. After years in India, Thomas and Eliza settled in Western Australia, eventually at Dardanup. Thomas was a founding father of WA, renowned for his support of Catholic and Irish causes. He is reputed to have given Irish immigrants 100 acres of land to get them started. He gave the land for the building of the first Catholic church in the WA Countryside and was instrumental in raising money to get it built. I have copies of two original documents.
“1856 Dardanup inhabitants” shows James McGuire with 6 people in his family, including one child. It also shows a John Mcguire with 11 in his household, including 6 children.
“Donors to church building fund” shows that James McGuire committed to £10 for the building of the church in 1857. This was a very substantial amount of money.
I have almost completed the Australian part of my biography of Thomas and Eliza and it includes a lot of information about Dardanup and Thomas’ tenants of whom I suspect the McGuires were one. If you would like more information I would be happy to provide it.
Do you know of living descendants of the McGuires who may have information that would help me, particularly as to how Thomas Little helped his tenants?