Moneygall / house / MIchael Harty
My great-grandparents, Michael Harty and Catherine Brereton Harty, lived for years in and/or near Moneygall. Between 1838 and 1853, they had 7 children baptized in the Catholic chapel. The family emigrated to the USA (Chicago) in the late 1850s. Using Griffith’s Valuation and house records, I’ve located a house (No. 66, located on the north side of the main street) that a Michael Harty rented in the late 1840s and early 1850s from William Hodgens. The size, location and timing of the tenancy are consistent with what I know about my great-grandfather (probably a builder or construction laborer, not a farmer), but “Michael Harty” was a common name in Tipperary and Kings Co. If anyone knows that the house in Moneygall was rented by a different Michael Harty, I’d appreciate a quick message. I don’t want to spin my wheels if I’m looking at the wrong Harty. Thanks.