I'm new to this forum so am seeing your message a year late. I have Meskell relatives in the general area you mentioned. My ancestor was Mary Meskell Barrett b 1864 in Co Cork, Irl; m. 1888 d 1912 in Boston, MA. Mary's brother David lived in Winchester, MA. He had 4 children - one named Bartholomew. Relatives say that he was named after an uncle who lived in MA and then ? CA. I have not done as much searching for Bart since he's not my main focus.