John Walsh came to Mall Bay St Mary's Bay Newfoundland about 1812 from Kilmacthomas Co Waterford Ireland. this was at the invitation of his uncle john walsh who came over about 1780 and cut a farm out of the wilderness. the young john didn't want to work the farm but moved to the village of st mary's where he prospered. he married Mary Christopher daughter of william christopher merchant of st mary's and formerly of clonmel co tipperary. there must have been contact with his home in ireland for he had one child in ireland shortly after his death. does anyone know any walshes from kilmacthomas or have any info on this.