My husbands grandfather Francis Gorman married Mary Martin Reid in 1917. Francis came from Ireland where he was born in 1889 he lived a long life and died in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1980.
However Francis never spoke about where he came from in Ireland or his family there, so we are at a loss where to start. We do know that he said there was always a James Mackin Gorman in the family.
Also Mary Martin Reid's mother was Mary Martin whose parents were Owen Martin and Mary Gollogly. Mary Martin married in Belfast Ireland in 1896 to William Reid (We believe William was born in Scotland), her parents were Owen Martin and Mary Gollogly. William and Mary came to Scotland sometime between their marriage in 1896 and the birth of their daughter Mary in 1901.
Be grateful if anyone can shed some light on the people I have mentioned.