Hi Patrick, Thank you for your email about the Cunniffs. We are directly related. In fact, I have lots of names and dates of your part of the family because my uncle Frank Cunniff did a lot of research when he retired, and went to Ireland to reaearch county records. I have a "family tree which references your family quite clearly. Your great grandfather Patrick (born 1846 in Ireland)was my great grandfather John's brother. Patrick married Thirza Wittison and had your grandfather James who I believe was born in England in 1871. If you would like to have a copy of the family tree that I have, I would be happy to send you a copy. You can email me your address to email@example.com. Nice to meet you!