I am anxious to contact living descendants of the famous sculptor Hamilton MacCarthy or anyone who can point me in the direction of such persons. I have compiled a detailed history of Hamilton's ancestors right back to Dennis MacCarthy who was born about 1730 and married Ann Gorden (also spelt Gordon) in 1752. I also have much info on Ann's ancestry.
The above Hamilton MacCarthy was already a famous sculptor before he emigrated to Canada in 1885 and his career is well documented. He had 15 children - his sons included Coeur de Lion MacC (known as Leo, another sculptor) who married Florence Cameron; Hamilton Fordham MacC; Plantaganet AG MacC; Hector Dewhurst MacC; Ernest Stafford MacC (died 1952, widow was the former Effie Morris - they had a daughter (Christian name unknown) who became Mrs Paul Scott of Sarnia; and Richard Geoffrey HW MacCarthy. The first three sons were born in England, the others in Canada. Hamilton's daughters were Maude MacC (probably did not marry); Edith Ursula MacC (probably did not marry); Mrs JC Maxwell (her married name, of course - Christian names not known); Mrs MEG Caldwell, youngest daughter (again married name, Christian names not known); Mrs Withrew (married name, Christian name s not known); Harriet Frances C. MacC (could have become Mrs Maxwell or Mrs Withrew.
Hamilton's grandchildren were Mrs. D. Browning-Couch, Miss Winona Withrew, Wilma Maxwell, Dalton Caldwell and Carlton Caldwell, and Helen Muir of Victoria, British Columbia, alive in 1996);
Great-grandson - Martin MacCarthy of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec;
Great-greatgranddaughter - Charlene or Sharleen MacCarthy of Ottawa.
I would love to exchange info with any interested descendants in this MacCarthy line - there are extant branches in England (I am the great-great-great-great Grandson of the Denis MacCarthy born c.1730), Australia, South Africa and of course Canada; other MacCarthys went to various British colonies. I believe the above mentioned Mrs Caldwell had an illuminated copy of a family tree tracing the family back to William the Conqueror - and it is recorded that a copy was deposited in the British Library - I am in touch with the British Library to see if this can be located. Our own papers included an illuminated manuscript family tree going back several hundred years and I too have traced the lineage back to William the Conqueror and beyond. Naturally, I am keen to talk to anyone who therefore comes down from Mrs Caldwell and knows about her illuminated family tree.
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Derrick Phillips (Coulsdon, Surrey, England)