That is one thing I found really strange when searching for my husbands family. The names were very strong English names.
That is due to the amount of Scots and UK farmers who were
brought to Ireland by the British Government. Most of the land was given to the Lords, Earls etc. of England, they needed people to farm and so thousands of farmers were brought to Ireland either by the Lords and Earls from their
own lands in England or just encouragement to move to very
good land for growing things. Don't need to scrap a living
and feed your family from a farm full of rocks in Scotland.
Also carpenters were among the people brought from the
English Estates to the Irish Estates.It was also a method the government used to bring Protestants to Ireland in an attempt to outnumber the catholics. These were called
'plantations' of people not trees. You will see that term
used but its usually people. In the early 1800's it was still illegal to educate a catholic and so 'hedge schools' developed, the Establish Church was Protestant, with small chapels or other methods of worship for Catholics. This is why some early baptisms are in the Church of Ireland
parish registers. The early Methodists and Presbyterians records are also in the CofI registers to the early 1800's.
There are 4 Herrick marriages CofI in Ireland, 2 miscellanous counties, 1 Cork and 1 Roscommon to the
surnames Corker, Bradfield, Morgan and Grey.
There was 1 Tower CofI marriage in Tipperary, did I give you that? Eliza to George Cooke? Templemore, Tipperary.
Others Dublin, Londonderry, Sligo & Tyrone 1847-1869.
(I can't see what I wrote before)I have the Towers civil registrations there is 1 Tore from 1838 in Roscommon, and one in Sligo 1851 all others 1867-1875. There is only one baptism for Tipperary, the rest being Dublin.
Johanna Towers born 14 Nov 1868 #467 Terryglass, Tipperary
Fa: Benjamine Towers Mo: Lucy Wolfe #LDS Film #101182
You should be able to get a copy of this birth certificate
from the General Registry Office: www.groireland.ie
it costs about 10Euro.
There are just 5 persons named Towers in Tipperary in the
1901 Census. Although there are 61 elsewhere.
The only Herrick's listed even close to Tipperary are in Galway 1, or Cork 2. There is 1 Tower in Waterford in the Irish telephone book. None in the british phone book for Northern Ireland.
If you are wanting to know how they lived then I would suggest some good history books on Ireland, you can find
book particular to Tipperary in the shop for Eneclann, the
Genealogy Department of Trinity College. I've read enough
history that I prefer to read history in novel form where the author has done the research.