I guess this the same McCarthy; https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/52fffc5e-8c7f-4173-8012-c2abab93d2db
Does anyone have dates etc?
Here's what I found in census records:
National Probate Calendar:
Thanks a lot, Timothy!
FamilySearch transcribes McCarthy's age here as 30 instead of 80! Apart from the wrong spelling this was probably a second reason why I didn't find him ...
Noel describes McCarthy as follows (vol. 1, p. 140):
MAJOR H. H. McCARTHY, an Irishman, and formerly a Roman Catholic. He was a very able teacher in the scriptures, and a faithful servant of the Lord.
In 1876, McCarthy's accusations against Margaret Ann Lowder née Peters of Ryde (Isle of Wight) were one of the reasons for the division at Ryde which later led to the Ramsgate/Kelly split in 1881. In the Sibthorpe Collection there is a letter which he wrote to Darby from Canada in 1877 (JND/5/152); if he stayed there for longer, this might be the reason why he cannot be found in the 1881 England Census. In 1890 he was one of the leaders of the Anti-Raven (a.k.a. Lowe) party.
Shame I can't find a photo. Not much about him on Ancestry either. He is buried in St. Peter's Broadstairs so could have a look for that sometime.