|This project is an
attempt to chart the descendants of Thomas Irwin
& Isabella Dunbar of Cavey townland, near Ballygawley, Co
Tyrone, Ireland. Descendants of Thomas & Isabella settled in
Australia, Canada, New Zealand & the USA (and possibly
elsewhere since there are many dead ends who presumably ended up
somewhere). Other descendants remained in Co Tyrone & continue
to do so today. The charts linked above labelled "My Irwin's of .."
chart the respective branches of the family. The USA branch is
relatively recent and is included in the Ballygawley (Co Tyrone) chart.
In addition to charting the descendants of Thomas & Isabella, I
have also charted other, probably unrelated, Irwin families who have
crossed paths with the Cavey Irwins. These include other families
living in the same areas in Australia, Canada & New Zealand, as
well as other Irwin families living in Co Tyrone. The "Sources" page is
a master list of all sources for the various Irwin charts listed above.
If you are a descendent of Thomas & Isabella (or have
researched this family), please email me if
you wish to share information. If you are connected to an unrelated
Irwin family from Co Tyrone, New Zealand or Australia and would like to
have your family listed in the "Unrelated Irwins" chart,
me. Given the large number of published Irwin genealogies from the USA
& Canada, I will only include those in the unrelated's
chart if they were in the same local area as the descendants of the