John Short of Tring and Gortagarry
John Short moved to Ireland from Tring in Hertfordshire, England in the 1660s. He settled in Gortagarry in North Tipperary.
On a trip back ‘home’ to Ireland, I paid a visit to Gortagarry House to experience the surroundings of the place where he settled. The views were great and the thoughts about how a very young man would have made the journey there from Tring were of wonder.
I’ve since put together a history of the townland through the centuries in the hope that it will be of interest to Shortt family historians. Click on the following link to access the PDF: Gortagarry Townland through the Centuries.
Some Descendants of John Short of Tring and Gortagarry
Working with a distant cousin and lovely lady, the late and much-missed Sue McCall of Sydney, Australia, she and I constructed a family tree showing many of the descendants of John Short. Click on the following link to access the PDF: Some Descendants of John Short of Tring and Gortagarry.
Short(t) Townlands Map 1700-1850
John Short’s descendants spread out through North Tipperary and adjoining counties. Sue and I constructed a map showing the townlands that they came to occupy in the years up to about 1850. Click on the following link to access the PDF: Shortt Townlands Map 1700-1850.
Short(t)s on Wikitree
Sue and I have also put a lot of information about individuals and places on the free family history website Wikitree. Both the family tree and townlands map mentioned above have links to Wikitree pages for these individuals and places. The page for John Short of Tring and Gortagarry is at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shortt-85.
Short(t) Deeds and Abstracts 1700-1850
A main source of information in constructing the family tree has been the records of deeds and wills found in the Registry of Deeds and the Genealogical Office in Dublin. We have brought together this information with links to online records and it can all be accessed in a PDF by clicking on the following link: 1700-1850 Shortt Deeds, Abstracts and Links.