At this point, my information is as sketchy as yours but suspect there may be a connection. I have not been able to locate a marriage record for my John Tuite and Catherine Bennett but it probably was in Cavan perhaps, based on birth locations of their children in Castlerahan, or Lecharry, Crosserlough, or Derrylahan, Crosserlough, or Drumscrudden, Crosserlough. Also, one of their daughters was named Rose. John and Catherine were deceased by the marriage of my grandparents, John P. Tuite (Cuite) and Anne Carolan 11-19-1902. I cannot find them in the 1901 census nor have I been able to locate a death record in IFHF; they may have emmigrated but I do not think that is the case.
A little oral history might give some clue depending how much information you might have. Two of my aunts made a trip to Cavan in the mid 1970’s and they made contact with cousins who had stayed in Ireland. Unfortunately, I did not take notes when they told me about their visit but what I remember: Catherine was of a “landed family,” and was disowned when she married the “Frenchman,” but was allowed to remain in the carriage house for some period of time. While Tuite is a name that has been in Ireland since the 1100’s, it derives from a Anglo-Norman name (de Tuit), and might have had some French connotation. There seems to be few Bennetts in Cavan but the name seems to me to be Anglo-English and they might well have been a “landed” family. Were the birth records of the children of your gg grandmother Church of Ireland or Catholic. If Church of Ireland, it would lend credence to my thought of them being of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy. Also, have you checked Meath and Westmeath?
As I said, there may well be a connection – I just don’t know what it might be.
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