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History of the Moriarty family

The site of the Ludlow settlement was originally home to the Moriarty family.  William Moriarty (1814-1893) originally from county Kerry, lived here with his wife Julia (nee- Wilde) and 10 children.  Reported to have experience in bricklaying, surveying, running an Inn, postmaster and farming, William loved poetry and played a significant role in the escape of the Irish political prisoner and famous poet, John Boyle O'Reilly in 1869

William Moriarty (1814 - 1893)

William Moriarty was born around 1814 in County Kerry, Ireland to William Moriarty and Margaret Godsil. Margaret was sister to Sir Arthur Godsil. She came from a wealthy family but was disowned by her English Protestant families when she married an Irish Catholic. 

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