I have a question, and I hope you can help me please. I have a 5 x Gr Grandfather on my fathers side named Joseph Welply / Guelph b abt 1665 supposedly in Wales and he imigrated to Ireland here is an excerpt of what I found below:
127. Cormac: the second son of Fingin; lived along the Blackwater, and at Cork; married Dela, the dau. and heiress of Joseph Welply (or Guelph), who emigrated from Wales, and settled in Cork, possessing a tract of land betwen the North and South Channel, with other portions of the confiscated estates of the Muscry MacCarthys, which were purchased for him. Cormac succeeded to Welply's possessions, assumed the name of his father-in-law, and was generally called "Welply MacCarthy." He died about 1761. Issue: - John, Dela, Samuel, and James.
128. John MacCarthy Mór (alias Welply): son of Cormac; married Elizabeth Minheer, by whom he had issue three sons, and eight daughters. The sons were - 1. William, who is 129 on this pedigree; 2. John, of Bengour, parish of Murragh, co. Cork, who married a Miss Norwood; 3. Joseph, who died unmarried. Of the daughters, one was married to Alderman Sparks; one to Alderman Penlerrick, of Cork, one to - Baldwin, of Ballyvorney; one (Abigail, who d. 20th Sept., 1722) to John Nash (died 1725), of Brinney, near Bandon; one to Sir John Crowe; one to - Bellsang of Bandon; and another to Walter Philips of Mossgrove, Kilnalmeaky.
The problem I am having is that there are no records of Joseph or the name of his wife, just a daughter "heiress" Dela who imigrated with Joseph from Wales to Cork and she married Cormac McCarthy and I am descended through their son John and Elizabeth Minheer.
Why can't I find any REAL records? There's no immigration record, no marriage record and no information on his heritage. Does this mean, that no one is researching this family or is the information restricted or private? This is so frustrating that I could spit chips LOL. How do I find these people? Please HELP!!! Thank you in advance