I have just read an article that my GGGG Grandfather (William Henry Thorpe) wrote -describing how when he was just seven years old, his mother and baby sister (who was nursing at the time) were shot with a single bullet during the uprising in Wexford in 1798. His father was also killed.
For some reason, one of the English soldiers who had murdered his family decided to take William home with him to England. As soon as he was old enough, he came to Canada to fight in the war of 1812.
Do I have any chance at tracing William's family?
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