I have been left some wonderful mysterious old letters with clues to my interesting Murat and Murray ancestors.
My Cecilia Murray was born in 1838, probably Roscommon, mentions Sligo. She had a brother Frank, maybe a James, Her father(poss. grandfather)? was Michael Murray.
Michael changed name to Murat to teach at Sorbonne Univ. and fought with Napoleon. Her mother/grandmother or step mother was Cecilia Treaux who married Michael in France.
Cecilia's daughter, Catherine Murray McGarry m. McMorrow, became rich and was in the Irish Underground for 50 years.
I know that's not much but can any kind soul help me. I haven't been able to find anything else about this family except Celia in the 1901 Census in Kingsland, Frenchpark, Roscommon where she is widow of Martin McGarry, with 2 of their many children and it says she's 63.
Thank you for reading. Happy hunting,Timothy McGarry searching Coll, Murray,Murat, Treaux, Carney, Beirnes, Sharkey, Egan, Noonan & of course McGarry