My g.g. grandfather was called Daniel FORD A family story has it that he lived in the same village as Henry Ford of motor car fame, but there was no claim to have been related to that Ford line. Daniel was a farmer by trade, I found this information from the marriage certificate of his son, John, who married his second wife in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, at Beeches Green, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England in 1862. The certificate states that Daniel, the father of John ,was deceased, his trade being Farmer.
The 1861 census for Stroud, Gloucestershire, shows John was born Kinsale Co.Cork, living with his first wife, Mary, who was b. Queenstown Co. Cork. along with their 4 year old daughter, Mary Ann, b.1857 in Newport, Monmouth, Wales. Both John and Mary were tailors by trade.
Mary died in March 1862. John remarried in November 1862.He died ten years later, 5 months before the birth of my grandfather, Percival Daniel Ford.
Incidentally, John Ford's eldest son, was also called John, he went on to become a schoolteacher, and his son, C. Darryl Ford, become a Professor of African Anthropology at Oxford University. Darryl added an 'e' to his surname, and had little to do with the family after that!
To cut a long story short, could you tell me if the name Ford was common in Ballinascarthy, and would this village be in or near the parish of Kinsale?
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