In reply to:
John Woodlock 4/04/02
Hi Dorri, I got your email and emailed you back but the email bounced for some reason,so i'll have to contact you through this message board for now. but anyway thanks for writing to me.
I really appreciate you taking the time out to make me a copy.
I myself have just recently got the interest to find out more about the Woodlocks' history, and after finding out about Jacks book thought that would be one of the best places to start.
I belong to one of a number of families in Thurles town and of the village Two-Mile-Borris which is three miles away.
What i've heard of our family history(Be it true or false.) is that the woodlocks' came to Ireland as soldiers with the Earl Strongbow, first arriving and settling in Co.Waterford but mainly settling outside Thurles where they were given lands. Strongbow also had his first defeatin Thurles, The area the majority of Woodlocks'settled in outside Thurles is called Leugh (pronounced Leeg.).This is a townland not a village or town situated between Two-Mile-Borris and the village of Gortnahoe where your own ancesters got married.Leugh is an area of vast bogs, and still there, is a very old household ruin hundreds of years old that belonged to some of the original Woodlocks', it's overgrown with trees and ditches and has lots of wild pheasants wandering around it now.
Well anyway thanks again for the book , i'm sure it will be a good read and i hope to hear from you soon,my address is as follows. 34 Beechwood Lawns,
yours John Woodlock