Hi, Here's a little Liverpool/Twigg connection, although probably not what you are looking for. Most of it is from the "inlaws" side, but my Great Grandfather Patrick Twigg spent some time in Liverpool, and in fact got married there. I did a phone number search just tonight, and 8 Twigg's came up for Liverpool.
I have many Duffy's in my family tree.My great grandmother was Anna Duffy Twigg born August 12, 1863 from Dundalk County Louth. She apparantly had several brothers and sisters named Joseph, Jimmy, Mary, and Margaret(nicknamed Maggie). Anna left Ireland at age 10 or 12 to live with her aunt and uncle who had a green grocer shop in Aintree, Liverpool, England. They gave up the shop in 1884 and sailed for Australia. Anna stayed and at age 21, met and married Patrick Twigg. The ship sank in route and the aunt and uncle perished.
Patrick Twigg(a seaman) came to America. Anna followed in November 1884. After a short stay in Brooklyn, they went to Scranton, PA(coalmines?). She had a miscarriage there, and was told she would never have children. They returned to Brooklyn, and had 9 children, (last name Twigg) the first was Joe in 1886. Joe married Marie McCormack. The others were:Mae(died 1908), George(My grandfather-married Gertrude Engel)), James(died 1918), Anne(nicknamed "nannie"-married Micheal O'Neill), Robert(married Winifred Gawley), Rita(married John Kuehn), Lillie(married Bernard Grossbard), and Frank(married Ethel Clark).
As well, Patrick Twigg's sister- Margaret Jane, married Anna Duffy's brother(her brother-in-law)Joe Duffy, who probably immigrated later. They had two sons-Joe and Peter. They lived in New York City.
I have been told that Anna's brother Jimmy Duffy also came to this country. He died at an early age unmarried. Both Jimmy and Joe Duffy worked for the White Star Steamship Company. Joe and Margaret Jane Duffy died fairly young also.
Great Aunt Maggie(Duffy-born appx 1873)came to America and married Thomas Monahan in Brooklyn. They had 7 children: Willy, Maggie, Tom, Mae(Darcy), Joe,Robby, and Lillie.
Anna's other sister , Mary, married a man also named Duffy, who died prior to 1920. They lived at 63 Ann Street, Dundalk. They had a son named George Duffy. George married Agnes, and had a son and daughter. They lived on a farm 3 miles out of Dundalk. In the mid 60's , they were living at the house at 63 Ann Street.
As well, there is mention of Annie Duffy from County Armagh, a niece of GreatGrandma's, (there must have been another brother who remained in Ireland). She came here in the 1920's, and married John Hearty, had 2 daughters, and lived in New York City.
These are recollections of my great aunt Lillie and Rita, typed by my fathers cousin Jimmy Grossbard of Connecticut in 1982.
So there you have it. It seems that I know more Duffy history than Twigg history. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you recognize any of these names. Kevin Twigg age 46 Long Island, New York firstname.lastname@example.org