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Hello from Center Shelby County, Texas.
My name is Leonard Irish. Being a descendent from the Irish, I have put together some of the information I have on my ancestors--I hope you will find it interesting and if you can add to its line, please free to drop an email.
The early ancestors of the IRISH family are believed to be French "Norman", the name originally being D'Ireys. The family moved to Germany, where the "D" was dropped, leaving the name IREYS. During the German wars, about the year 900, the Ireys family moved to England. The family was living in England before the Norman conquest by William the Conqueror in 1066. Here they had established themselves at Ireys, the family seat, in Dorset County, England. The name was changed to IRYSHE, and one of the members of the family became Sheriff of London, holding that office for nine years. From about the year 1100 through the 1600 the name IRISH has been recorded as IREYS, D'IRYSHE, IRYSHE, IRISHE and IRISH. The first arrival of the IRISH ancestors in America was a JOHN IRISH for which generations of today can be traced.
|ICHABOD IRISH 1740 - 1815|
|CORNELIUS BAILEY IRISH 1782 - ????|
|MILTON IRISH 1812 - ca 1869|
|BENJAMIN MILAM IRISH 1844 -1918|
|CHARLEY ROE IRISH 1877 - 1966|
|CHARLES ELROY IRISH 1907 - 1978|
|LEONARD BAILEY IRISH 1938 -|