I need help tracing my g-grandfather's family back to England/Ireland. My research indicates that he was born in London to Irish parents. I am not sure when they migrated to Australia.
Billy was a pugilist who earned the middleweight boxing title in Australia. In 1887, he married Ada Gardner/Gardiner (1870-1938) in Sydney. They eventually migrated to Galveston, Texas, and had five children before they divorced.
Billy returned to Australia where he died at the Rookwood Asylum for Men in Lidcombe on 28 Oct 1931.
His death certificate lists "Patrick" for his father, but his mother's name is "Unknown". His niece, Ivy Howes(?) of Granville, is listed as the informant.
TIA for any info that would help me trace the MCCARTHY family as they came to Australia from England/Ireland. (One family belief is that they were from Northern Ireland.)