William Carroll and Briget Aylward: My gf was born at Doneraile, just north of Mallow (Co. Cork), and was baptized there July 26, 1830 -- I have the certificate. He was the son of John Carroll and Mary Barry whose residence then seems to have been at Shanballymore..
He attended Teachers College maybe at Dublin where he met and married Briget Aylward of Co. Carlow who was one year his junior. They seem to have come to Canada in 1852/3, then spent some time in Middleton Connecticut before returning to Canada to settle in the Guelph, Ontario area. They both became distinguished teachers.
(Note, my gf William Carroll seems to have had a brother. On William's death in 1916 a Colonel Carroll of Kentucky or Virginia is said to have written to say he he was my gf's brother.)
They – William Carroll and Briget Aylward -- had several children some of whom settled in the U.S. They were:
John, born 1854/5(?) and Mary Anne, four yearsyounger.
By 1871 the family included: Joseph, age 9; Theresa, age 8; Thomas, age 6; Catherine, age 4 and Edward, age 2. A Charles was born in 1872.
Of these children, Thomas became a cigar maker by 1881 while Edward was a cabinet maker and Charles a finisher in a sewing machine factory.
My own father, the late William Thomas Carroll, was the product of his father's second marriage. As to his half brothers and sisters – the children of Briget Aylward -- notes taken in the latter years of my father’s life include:
1. Joseph went to NYC where he had considerable financial success and lived on Park or Riverside. He had three children; William, Elsie and Charles.
2.John, who became a lawyer, went to Chicago, married -- perhaps a German woman -- andhad a son Charles.
3. Charles went to NYC as well but did not marry.
4. Edward remained in Canada and had a son Charles, who became a Jesuit, and another Edward, who became a lawyer in Toronto.
5. Theresa, was a milliner and worked in Montreal and Toronto and establish a business at Milton, Ontario.