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Carton Brothers, Halston St (at corner of Cuckoo Lane), Dublin.
Drawing of 1971.

Thomas Carton, born 1845, Dublin,
family ran Carton Brothers (founded 1775), poultry and egg business, Halston St (at corner of Cuckoo Lane), near Capel St, Dublin (see 1887 to 1913 map and modern map),
family was very prosperous,
mar 1884 to Sara Butterly [born 1859, Dublin, think NOT Sarah],
see family listed at 19 Charleville Terrace, Glasnevin, Dublin, in [Census, 1901],
see family listed at 19 Charleville Terrace, North Circular Road, Dublin, in [Census, 1911],
had issue:

  1. Fonso Carton,
    Alphonsus J. Carton, Phons,
    listed as "Fonso" at his wedding, and as "Fonso J. Carton" at his wife's parents' funerals,
    born 4th Apr 1885, Dublin,
    bapt apparently 4th Apr, St.Paul's, Arran Quay, Dublin, address given as Cabra,
    educ Clongowes,
    great friend of Frank Flanagan,
    he is at home in 1911 census, he and his father working in the family poultry and egg business,
    listed at mar as "merchant", living family home, 19 Charleville Terrace,
    mar 1919 to Eileen O'Mara [born 19th Sept 1897],
    when O'Mara and Carton married, people described it as "bacon and eggs",
    the Cartons were of course known as "the egg Cartons",
    she contributed to article on her father, 1970,
    she died 13th July 1973, age 75 yrs,
    he died nursing home, Kilcroney, nr Bray, 2nd Jan 1981, age 95 yrs,
    had issue:

    1. Hugh Carton.

    2. Ruth Carton, NOT Rose,
      mar her 2nd cousin Jim O'Mara.

    3. Brian Carton, mar Marie Deevy.
    4. Ann Carton, mar Liam Flanagan.

    5. Myles Carton, mar Marjorie Kelly and had issue:
      1. Paul Carton.
      2. Yvonne Carton, mar Mike Taylor.
      3. Deirdre Carton, mar Colum Brehony.
      4. Louise Carton.
      5. Ornagh Carton.
      6. Clodagh Carton.
      7. Owen Carton.

    6. Garrett Carton,
      drew up Carton family tree,
      mar Margaret Sheehy and had issue:
      1. Catherine Carton.
      2. Elizabeth Carton.
      3. Rachel Carton.

    7. Mary Carton, mar Maurice Kelly and had issue:
      1. Tom Kelly.
      2. Sheila Kelly.
      3. Frank Kelly.
      4. Ruth Kelly.
      5. Emer Kelly.
      6. David Kelly.

Former site of Carton Brothers ("Caterway" building), Halston St (at corner of Cuckoo Lane).
Click to rotate.
From Google Street View.

History and profile of Carton Brothers.
"Nationwide", RTE One TV, 9 May 2011.

Disproved: Link to Oliver St.John Gogarty

It was previously thought that Fonso Carton was a 2nd cousin of Oliver St.John Gogarty.
But Garrett Carton says this has been disproved.
Their connection is to the Gogarty family next door to Carton on Halston St, but apparently these are no relation to Oliver St.John Gogarty.

Henry Gogarty,
mar Margaret Oliver and had issue:

  1. Oliver St.John Gogarty,
    the writer, conversationalist and Dublin character,
    born 1878, educ Clongowes,
    friend of Joyce,
    lived for a time in 1904 at Martello tower in Sandycove, which was immortalised by Joyce in opening chapter of Ulysses, Gogarty was the model for "Stately, plump Buck Mulligan",
    friend of Frank Flanagan,
    in 1917 he bought as a country house Renvyle in Connemara, where he entertained in style, see [Irish Country Houses],
    died 1957.

Carton's in [Pettigrew & Oulton, 1845].
Note Gogarty next door.

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