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Descendants of Hamilton MacCarthy, sculptor (1847-1939)

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Descendants of Hamilton MacCarthy, sculptor (1847-1939)

Posted: 1064066508000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1069178055000
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.

Anyone who can help should contact me at

Derrick Phillips (Coulsdon, Surrey, England)
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