I was wondering if anyone is able to help me find out a little more about my husband's family in Ireland?
His great grandfather, Joseph Patrick Geenty was originally from Tubbercurry, and was born on 3 January 1866 to Thomas Ginty (1835-1870) and Mary Ann McIntyre (1839-1918). Mary moved to New Zealand after Joseph and lived with him in the Hawkes Bay until she died.
Rumour suggests that Joseph changed the spelling of his surname when he came to New Zealand because he'd got into some sort of trouble while living in Yorkshire, England prior to coming here??
Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks