I am descended from an irishman named (Hanley?) Briody who came over to Scotland and settled in Lanarkshire - Bellshill area. he was a shoemaker and reasonably wealthy.
His granddaughter, Elizabeth Briody, was my grandmother (passed away 2 years ago @ 90 years) and lived in Bothwell. she had 2 brother, John & Hanley and a sister Henrietta (Retta in motherwell). I have pics.
A cousin, Michael Briody, is a roman catholic priest in lanarkshire and he presided over my grandmother's funeral.
I am currently getting info from my father about this and we have old photos which will be posted on our website.