British Community and Family History
The family tree (opposite) should make clear the relationships of the Gallweys dealt with in the following article. Those directly concerned are named and their dates given when these are known; others remain anonymous to avoid overcrowding. Michael David Gallwey became the chief represenrtative of the family in Portugal and undoubtedly achieved local fame in Sintra. It is to him that we owe the carefully collected letters and documents now in the archives of the Society. With him at the head, I have endeavoured to trace the Portuguese and American branches of the Gallwey Family to their last members for both these lines are destined to become extinct.
The Gallweys came originally from Co.Cork and provided no less than 30 mayors of that city. They were also connected with the Gallweys of Nantes whose head bore the title of Comte de Gallwey.
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