Hi Fiona I think we have a connection here as I think it is my great great grandfather that married Catherine Roach they had a son Nicholas who had James Patrick who is my grandfather (if that makes sense) Who is your father?
I have my hands on a tree which my grandfather helped to do before he died which go's back to the generation prior to James & Catherine but there are bits missing. Hopefully we can peice them together look forward to hearing from you.
We are in Australia but the rest of the family is in liverpool i cant beleive we're related to new yorkers how cool!! please feel free to email me