Ann, I believe we are researching the same family. At least the family of James Garvey of Armagh and Liverool. My husband's ancestor is Mary Garvey born Armagh. I believe she is the daughter of James Garvey living in Toxteth in 1851 and 1861. At her wedding to William Field in Bolton, in 1871, she claimed her father was James Garvey a gardener.Her brother John Garvey was a witness. I believe Mary was art of the family: 1851 4 Hughes St Toxteth Liverool James Garvey50 Catherine 35 Michael 14 Owen 12 Mary 10 Thomas 8 James 5 Francis 9 months
1861 5 CourtRussell St Toxteth Liverool James64 Catherine56 Michael23 Owen21 Mary 18 John 14 James12
All born Ireland in both census.
Their ages are confused but I think they are the same family. Mary moved to Liverool as did James. However I was under the imression that John moved to Bolton and married Ann Doyle in 1870.