Hi there, not sure if I have confused things with my last email.
My connection to the Groark family is through my grandad Patrick Mclouhlin who you mention in your last email, he was your great grandmothers brother and uncle to your mother, Mary, Tim, Josephine and Mike and JT in Ireland. Patrick was married to Annie (Freyne or Frain) they had six children one of them Mary is my mother. She would have been a cousin to your grandmother Kathleen. The six children were Tom eldest - has died, Michael, Patrick, Mary, Anne and James the latter is the only one still in Ireland all the others emigrated to the UK.
I also mentioned the two Mclouglin men that went to the US to my uncle yesterday ( another of Pat & Annies children) but he didnt know about them either. I suspect they must have been much older than my grandfather.
I will have to do some more digging around- It all gets a bit compusive doesnt it??
Really appreciate the messages