Our Great Great Grandfather we think was called John. He had at least 2 sons: Cornelius b.1849 and Dennis b.1854 (our Great Grandfather.) The story goes that he remarried and raised a second family who may have inherited the family farm. This could explain the emigrations of Cornelius and Dennis – Cornelius went to America where he became a successful lawyer.
Dennis our Great Grandfather claimed to have been born in Millstreet in 1854. He was associated with a Colonel Elliot with whom he left for England as his servant. The colonel died very shortly afterwards leaving Dennis stranded in Bath where he married Ann Jennings in 1874 and raised a family of 6: Florence Mary 1874-1904, Clara 1875-1961, Ellen 1877-1973, Ruth 1878-1948, Dennis Ralph 1880-1957 and Cornelius (our grandfather) 1882-1944.
Cornelius lived in Bath and married Rose Gertrude raising a family of 3: Ivy (1905-1957??) Kenneth Ralph (1910-1964??) and Ronald Cornelius (our father) 4.9.1917-22.8.1979.
I hope some of this may make a connection with what you know of the Cronin family and would love to hear more if you discover anything.
John Cronin <email>