My greatgrandfather was Bartholomew Seery. He was born in County Offaly, Ireland circa 1836 and emigrated to Scotland. I do not know the date he emigrated but he married a Mary McLeod there and they had a son. They later walked (according to family legend) down to England carrying the baby and looking for work. I believe he found work as a labourer and she worked in the mines. They had four other children.