The full title of the "Gowdy Book" is : A Family HIstory Comprising the Surnames of Gade-Gadie-Gaudie-Gawdie-Gawdy-Gowdy-Goudy-Goudey-Gowdey-Gauden-Gaudern-and the Variant Forms From A.D.800 to A.D. 1919by Hon. Mahlon M. Gowdy 1919 Journal PressLewiston, Maine. It consists of two large volumes, and is found in many libraries. I purchased my own copy in Boston about 15 years ago at Goodspeed's. They are no longer selling genealogical books, but there are others that do. Thanks for the information on Timothy Hierlihy. I had always wondered who my gggrandfather was named after.