Hi Timothy, good to hear from you. Do you still live in Ireland? I am coming over to Northern Ireland sometime in April. I have first cousins there. It will be a quick trip beause I have to check out relatives in Southern Scotland as well.
I am not related to you but my husband is. I have a Nicholas Shire (abt.1748) who married Ann Their son Jacob (1767-1827) married Elizabeth and their son Jacob william married Mary and their son was William Henry Shire (1828-1900)
this Man would have been Rebecca's half brother I believe
Nicholas (1748) and Ann have another son Nicholas who marries Ann Fitch and they have a son Bamlet who marries Eliz Coe.
My information was all taken from the following site. http://geneology.thesparlings.com/http://geneology.thesparlings.com/ That is my only source and you should check that site out.
As information goes from page to page is sometimes gets mixed up.
You can find Keith Sparlings address on that site and talk to him.