Hi Frank....yes, the William I refer to did stay in Ireland. And yes, there are a number of Williams. They're numerous actually. A lot of the family members emigrated to Australia in the early 19th century. There are records (very early) of Winters in Ballyhay, Co Cork, and also in east and west Co Limerick but I'm unable to link these. They're not on the list of incoming Palatines, although the indications are that they arrived with them. Is it possible that they were'nt recorded? Any advice on this would be very welcome. EdW.