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Big Bill Guilfoyle The Guilfoyle Family

Updated May 31, 2009

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The family tree of the Guilfoyles in Mason County starts with William Big Bill Guilfoyle born in Tipperary County Ireland on Feb 2 1808 died in Mason County Ky Oct 15 1976 and is buried in St Patricks Cenetary Washington Mason Co Ky. He maried 3 times first wife died in Ireland at child birth leaving him with an infant child. Second wife fied in Ireland and left 4 children. His third wife was born in Ireland but is also buried at St Patricks Cemetaryy in Washington Mason County Ky He was the progreniter of Guilfoyles in Mason County Ky all farmers mostly poor some prosperous. The arms of the Guilfoyle family are ajure a fess pierced argent the crest is the demi lion argent holding in the forpaws a battle axe shafted blade rules. The original form of nam was MacGiollaPhoil. TGhis is a very ancienct name and appers to have been at one time a very powerful clan. The guilfoyles are a South Leinster and North Munster family and were chidfes in the western portin of what came to be known as Graess County Stretching from Wexford to Tipperary Ireland. The Guilfoyles were deceneded from the family of Oneills Princes of Tyrone

 
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