My family of Middletons were in Corraghy Townland, Co Cavan and the closest town was Shercock. The closest town for most of the family bdm registrations was Bailiebrorough. I have all the Griffiths Value possibilities as well, many thanks for that. What I am looking for and I have even done 2 lots of DNA is what happened to Robert and his wife MaryAnn nee Cuming (many spelling options) in the US.
I haven’t tried the irelandxo site at all so thank you again.
I think there is a possiblity he went at the same time as his sister and brother-in-law, Martha nee Middleton and John Hu(e)ston to the States. John & Martha went on to Ontario as he had been sent to help set up townships there and there is a town Cavan in Ontario. I found out about Robert because of letters he sent to Martha and John and because John was involved in politics etc his correspondence is held in the Trent Archives.
Interestingly, a Nepheew of Robert’s, Samuel Middleton went to NY c 1908 on the same ship with a John Mahood (his cousin) and they were being met by a John Hueston according to the manifest. There are connections I just have to find them.