Geralyn: The information I have on William Crotty and his wife Catherine Ahern Crotty came from the Mallow Heritage Centre in Ireland. Almost three years ago I found them on the Internet and said "what the heck..what have I got to lose except my money"? So I sent $40.00 and got back info that included the marriage of William and Catherine and a list of the children born "out of the union". As far as their marriage is concerned the paper stated "were married in the Roman Catholic Parish of Carrigtwohill on the 16th of February 1858. Witnesses were J. Finn and Johanna Twomy". It then went on to list the nine children born between 1859 and 1875 and included the names of the sponsors for each of their baptisms. The first child was born or baptized in Carrigtwohill Parish and the others at Cloyne Parish. There is no mention of particular churches. In my research I have discovered that five of the children did end up in America in the New England area...one of them being my grandmother, Catherine Crotty McCarthy. The sponsors for the first child born were a DAVID AND JOHANNA AHERN(1859) and the seventh child had a "godmother" named ELLEN AHERN. Sponsors with the last name of CROTTY include Patrick Crotty, Thomas Crotty, Michael Crotty and Johanna Crotty.
Does any of this help you in any way?Maybe it will be of interest to someone else reading this. My g'grandfather William had a brother John whose godfather was a William Ahern.That took place in 1832 in Carrigtwohill Parish. William and John's father was a David Crotty married to a Mary Leahy in 1825.