Irish Counties in Fitzroy Harbour RC Marriage Records (1852-1863)

From 1852, there was a Catholic mission at Fitzroy Harbour (Fitzroy township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada). A stone church was built in 1861,1 but the mission did not become the independent parish of St. Michael until 1917. The Fitzroy Harbour Mission served Catholics in the Fitzroy Harbour area, of course, but also, in its early years, Catholics from across the Ottawa river in the Quyon-Onslow area of Pontiac, Québec.

From 1852 to 1864, the Fitzroy Harbour Mission was served by the Rev. Bernard McFeely,2 who generally recorded their Irish counties of origin in his parishioners’ marriage records.

Marriage of Patrick Killeen and Bridget Galligan (28 Feb 1859), Fitzroy Harbour mission3

Below, I include only those marriages (from July 1852 to November 1863) where one or both parties were identified with an Irish county (the vast majority of marriages recorded in the early parish registers for Fitzroy Harbour). While I have resisted the temptation to “correct” Father McFeely’s sometimes idiosyncratic surname spellings, I have standardized his spellings of various Irish counties (so: Cavan instead of his Cavin; Tipperary instead of his Tipareary; and so on).

Note: For the period 1857-1859, some of these marriages were also recorded (also by the Rev. Bernard McFeely) in the parish registers for St. Peter Celestine, Pakenham (Lanark Co., Ontario).

DateGroomParents/PlaceBrideParents/Place
12 Jul 1852Thomas MoranJames Moran
Mary Danford
Co. Waterford
Ann KearnsAndrew Kearns
Elisabeth O'brien
Co. Sligo
5 Oct 1852John Dolin
wwr., wife died Co. Mayo
Patrick Dolin
Grace Kiel
Co. Mayo
Mary BurkWilliam Burk
Ann Atkins
Co. Mayo
5 Oct 1852Thomas MurdockJames Murdock
Honora Tunny
Co. Mayo
Mary FitzgeraldThomas Fitzgerald
Cathrine Murphy
Co. Mayo
4 Nov 1852Thomas BehanJeremiah Behan
Cathrine M'Ginn
Co. Tipperary
Mary MartinWilliam Martin
Ellen Smith
Co. Cavan
22 Nov 1852Matthew CostelloMartin Costello
Jane Garvin
Co. Tipperary
Mary ColtonMurty Colton
Bridget Doyle
Co. Carlow
5 Jan 1853John CoyneJames Coyne
Ellenor O'Brine
Co. Roscommon
Margaret ElliotSimon Elliott
Ann Howe
Co. Mayo
14 Jan 1853Martin DolinMartin Dolin
Honour Kirby
Co. Mayo
Ann McDonaghPatrick McDonagh
Mary Lyons
Co. Sligo
17 Jan 1853Francis MoranAmbrose Moran
Mary Cannon
Co. Leitrim
Ann GalliganDenis Galligan
Ann Kelly
Co. Cavan
4 Apr 1853Lanty McCueMiles McCue
Ellen McConey
Co. Tyrone
Cathrine FinneganThomas Finnegan
Mary Mcgarry
Co. Sligo
18 Apr 1853Thomas SmithDaniel Smith
Mary Mulligan
Co. Cavan
Fanny AspelJames Aspel
Mary Kale
Co. Wexford
26 Apr 1853John MajorJohn Major
Mary Burk
Co. Mayo
Julia BurkWilliam Burke
Ann Seton
Co. Mayo
28 Apr 1853Patrick McKaleMichael McKale
Mary Purcell
Co. Mayo
Bridget O'DonnelHugh O'Donnell
Mary Read
Co. Mayo
23 May 1853James ColtonMurtagh Colton
Bridget Doyle
Co. Carlow
Mary QuigleyWilliam Quigley
Bridget Kehoe
Co. Wexford
25 Jul 1853John DevineJohn Devine
Bridget Kearn
Co. Sligo
Ellen WatersJohn Waters
Cathrine Gavin
Co. Tipperary
25 Jul 1853Patrick ClairyPatrick Clairy
Mary Magher
Co. Clare
Mary McKinnonNeil McKinnon
Mary McKinnon
9 Aug 1853Peter Denis
wwr. of Mary Rivale
Peter Denis
Xantic Quelance
France
Cathrine GallaganDaniel Gallagan
Ann Commerford
Co. Cavan
5 Oct 1853Michael McGlaughlinGeorge McGlaughlin
Celia Kegan
Co. Mayo
Elisabeth Timstrim[Not Named]
(dau-i-l of
Andrew Timstrim
and Celia Joyce)
16 Oct 1853Arthur O'Donnell
wwr. of Margaret O'Hara
[Not Named]Bridget GibbinsWalter Gibbins
Bridget Kelly
Co. Mayo
23 May 1854Thomas Aoud
wwr.
Patrick Aoud
Bridget Farrel
Co. Kildare
Mary HerrickMichael Herrick
Cathrine ONeil
Co. Mayo
5 Jun 1854Edward RileyEdward Riley
Mary Riley
Co. Cavan
Mary ColliganWm Colligan
Mary Hegarty
Co. Tyrone
19 Jun 1854Thomas DoolinPatrick Doolin
Mary Ryan
Co. Tipperary
Cathrine RedmondArhur Redmond
Mary Dunn
Co. Wicklow
23 Jun 1854Jeremiah SullivanJohn Sullivan
Bridget Buckly
Co. Cork
Cathrine BrownJohn Brown
Mary Collins
U. States
7 Jul 1854Joseph SalmonJohn Salmon
Margaret Mannicks
Co. Clare
Sally AllenPatrick Allen
Cath Durick
Co. Down
6 Nov 1854Henry BrownHenry Brown
Margaret Duggan
Co. Kerry
Julia PurcellEdward Purcell
Julia McDonald
Glengarry
7 Nov 1854Denis BarryDenis Barry
Julia McDonaugh
Co. Sligo
Johanna CronnonJohn Cronnon
Ellen Gilburn
9 Jan 1855Denis RyanJohn Ryan
Honora Lyons
Co. Tipperary
Margaret ManginJames Magin
Ellen Shaughenesy
Co. Limerick
29 Jan 1855John GibbinsJohn Gibbins
Betsy Watters
Co. Mayo
Sarah LeahyPatrick Leahy
Elisabeth Wharton
Co. Cork
18 Mar 1855Miles GibbinsJohn Giblins
Elisabeth Waters
Co. Mayo
Bridget WelshThomas Welsh
Mary Welsh
Co. Mayo
3 May 1855Patrick McKennyJames McKenny
Margaret Quinlin
Co. Cavan
Bridget ForanMichael Foran
Cathrine Cannion
Co. Clare
8 May 1855Patrick CoyneJames Coyne
Eleanor OBrien
Co. Mayo
Elisabeth DowranJames Dowran
Elisabeth Lay
Co. Mayo
11 Jun 1855Andrew CoghlanAndrew Coghlan
Mary Welsh
Queen's Co.
Mary LaulorThomas Laulor
Cathrine Kirby
Queen's Co.
25 Jul 1855Thomas DoyleHugh Doyle
Mary O'hanlon
Co. Wexford
Mary DoyleJohn Doyle
Margaret Colton
Co. Wexford
17 Sep 1855Hugh O'NeilJohn O'Neil
Mary Price
Co. Tyrone
Bridget McGlaughlinGeorge McGlaughlin
Cilea Kegan
Co. Mayo
16 Oct 1855Edward LeachEdward Leach
Mary Murphy
Co. Carlow
Cathrine CurleyPatrick Curley
Mary Finnerin
Co. Galway
7 Jan 1856James LoolyJohn Looly
Catherine Duffgan
Co. Tipperary
Cathrine MoranThomas Moran
Bridget Moran
Co. Mayo
3 Apr 1856Martin FoleyPatrick Foley
Margaret McNamara
Co. Tipperary
Honora HendraghanPatrick Hendraghan
Honora Winkle
Co. Kerry
4 Apr 1856William NauriceJohn Naurice
Mary Colligan
Co. Tyrone
Bridget DevineAndrew Devine
Cathrine Mulligan
Co. Cavan
15 Apr 1856John McDermottBernard McDermott
Mary Coyne
Co. Mayo
Mary O'NeilFrancis O'Neil
Julia OMara
Co. Tipperary
14 Apr 1856Joseph Elihaw McDoudeDonald R. McDoude
Elisabeth Cap
Glengarry
Mary MoorePat Moore
Margaret Ryan
Co. Carlow
28 Apr 1856Martin StantonJohn Stanton
Cathrine Gibbins
Co. Mayo
Cathrine GormanPatrick Gorman
Margaret Haskin
Co. Tipperary
13 Jun 1856James CullJohn Cull
Mary Ryan
Co. Limerick
Bridget/Elisabeth Copp
Edward Copp
Mary OShaughnessy
Co. Limerick
28 Jul 1856Martin DoyleJohn Doyle
Bridget Curley
Co. Galway
Ellen LogueMichael Logue
Ellen Hagarty
Co. Tyrone
4 Sep 1856Denis GallaganJames Gallagan
Ellen Marchall
Co. Limerick
Ellen DoorMichael Door
Mary Keef
Co. Limerick
24 Sep 1856Nicholas RyanNicholas Ryan
Bridget Farrell
Co. Limerick
Mary ConnorsJames Connors
Ellen Keef
Co. Cork
27 Sep 1856John KaneJohn Kane
Mary Howard
Co. Clare
Mary CourneenDaniel Courneen
Bridget Murphy
Co. Clare
28 Sep 1856John MulveyFrancis Mulvey
Ellen Ward
Litchfield
Bridget O'DonnelJohn O'Donnel
Margaret Fony
Co. Mayo
28 Oct 1856James SalmonJohn Salmon
Margaret Monoufue
Co. Clare
Elisabeth AllenStephen Allen
Margaret Hogan
Co. Clare
8 Nov 1856Thomas ManganPatrick Mangan
Mary Riddle
Co. Limerick
Bridget HendrihanMichael Hendrihan
Bridget Kirmely
Co. Kerry
8 Nov 1856Michael MulvehillJohn Mulvehill
Margaret Mangin
Co. Kerry
Bridget CourneauMichael Courneau
Mary Clifford
Co. Tipperary
25 Nov 1856Thomas MoranOwen Moran
Mary Flinny
Co. Tipperary
Cathrine HerrickMichael Herrick
Cathrine ONeil
Co. Tipperary
28 Nov 1856Martin Dolin
wwr.
Pat Dolin
Honora Kirby
Co. Mayo
Johanna DempsyThomas Dempsy
Ellen Murphy
Co. Kilkenny
29 Nov 1856Pat MilieBartholomew Milie
Honora Higgins
Co. Mayo
Mary DolinJohn Dolin
Cathrine McGra
Co. Mayo
22 Aug 1858James DoyleDenis Doyle
Ellen Ryan
Co. Tipperary
Ann CollinsMichael Collins
Ann Shae
Co. Wexford
6 Jan 1859William GormanPatrick Gorman
Margaret Cashin
Co. Tipperary
Margaret ButlerJames Butler
Ellen Bele
Co. Dublin
10 Jan 1859John KeefBernard Keef
Ellen Kennedy
Co. Limerick
Johanna FlemingJohn Fleming
Margaret Henessy
Co. Cork
10 Jan 1859John O RorkDaniel O Rork
Peggy Doherty
Co. Cavan
Sally DohertyDenis Doherty
Bridget Gallagher
Co. Donegal
19 Jan 1859John O'ConnorJohn O'Connor
Allice Donagher
Co. Limerick
Mary Burk
ww.
John Burk
Mary Mahon
Co. Tipperary
19 Jan 1859Alexander McGillisAngus McGillis
Isabella McDonald
Glengarry, C.W. [Canada West]
Johanna DeneenDenis Deneen
Ellen Power
Co. Limerick
24 Jan 1859Hugh O'DonnellJohn O'Donnell
Margaret Jones
Co. Mayo
Margaret BennettMichael Bennett
Mary Lynch
Co. Kerry
14 Feb 1859Thomas GibbinRichard Gibbin
Eleanor McNally
Co. Mayo
Ellen CannonJames Cannon
Sarah McDermott
Co. Sligo
23 Feb 1859William LeaheyPatrick Leahey
Elisabeth Wharton
Co. Tipperary
Margaret PowerJohn Power
Alice Keeley
Co. Donegal
28 Feb 1859Patrick KileenDenis Kileen
Mary Hearn
Co. Galway
Bridget GallaganPatrick Gallagan
Mary Quilean
Co. Cavan
28 Feb 1859Patrick RadyMichael Rady
Mary Duffy
Co. Mayo
Mary McCreaCharles McCrea
Cathrine [illegible]
Co. Fermanagh
5 Mar 1859Thomas McNamaraMartin McNamara
Margaret Bond
Co. Tipperary
Julia CurleyMatthew Curley
Julia McGra
Co. Clare
1 Jan 1860Thomas NugentArthur Nugent
Ann McDermott
Co. Tyrone
Sarah ClarkWilliam Clark
Cathrine Clark
Co. Sligo
21 Jan 1860Thomas WilliamsJames Williams
Mary McGattisan
Co. Donegal
Harriet DerawaDavid Derawa
Mary Arno
Hull C.E. [Canada East]
2 Feb 1860Patrick KerryJames Kerry
Honora Hennessy
Co. Clare
Bridget QuigleyPatrick Quigley
Ellen Golden
Co. Sligo
8 Apr 1860John LeaveyJohn Leavey
Jean Byrne
Co. Longford
Mary FarryPatrick Farry
Mary Lunney
Co. Fermanagh
27 Jul 1860Edward KennedyJohn Kennedy
Margaret Mangin
Co. Tipperary
Mary LyndsayPatrick Lyndsay
Cathrine Quinn
Co. Tyrone
27 Sep 1860James HerrickFrancis Herrick
Cathrine O'Neil
Co. Tipperary
Ellen WilsonJames Wilson
Margaret Murphy
Co. Mayo
28 Jan 1861Edward CavanaghPeter Cavanagh
Mary Quinn
Co. Wexford
Ann DevineMichael Devine
Bridget Farrell
Co. Longford
11 Jun 1861James McDonaldHugh McDonald
Johanna Chence
Scotland
Mary DevineAndrew Devine
Cathrine Mulligan
Co. Cavan
18 Jun 1861Patrick DoyleJohn Doyle
Mary Carberry
Co. Armagh
Sarah DowdWilliam Dowd
Jane Spraul
Co. Fermanagh
20 Jun 1861William FinnerBenjamin Finner
Mary Mantle
England
Cathrine BreslinJames Breslin
Mary Lunney
Co. Fermanagh
18 Jul 1861Michael RyanMatthew Ryan
Margaret Gleeson
Co. Tipperary
Mary McGovernJohn McGovern
[blank] Kernan
Co. Cavan
23 Sep 1861James WhelanThomas Whelan
Mary Kinsella
Co. Carlow
Ellen GormanJohn Gorman
Johanna Keating
Co. Clare
20 Feb 1862John QuinnJames Quinn
Mary Bonfield
Co. Tipperary
Margaret McGraMichael McGra
Eleanor Obrine
Co. Tipperary
4 Mar 1862Rodger CunninghamRodger Cunningham
Margaret Daley
Goldburn [Goulbourn], C.W. [Canada West]
Margaret SherlockJames Sherlock
Ann Henderson
Co. Dublin
28 Apr 1862Patrick DoylePatrick Doyle
Bridget Collins
Co. Kildare
Mary PindergrastPatrick Pindergrast
Cathrine Nolan
Co. Kildare
1 Jul 1862Patrick FinnerBenjamin Finner
Mary Mantle
England
Mary BreslinJames Breslin
Mary Lunney
Co. Fermanagh
24 Oct 1862Michael LangJames Lang
Mary Sherlock
Co. Sligo
Elizabeth CostelloMartin Costello
Jane [Gavin?]
Co. Tipperary
19 Nov 1862John McGarryHenry McGarry
Margaret Shaw
Co. Leitrim
Mary Devine
ww/o Sherlock
Michael Devine
Bridget Farrel
Co. Leitrim
13 Jan 1863John HoganDenis Hogan
Bridget McNamara
Co. Tipperary
Ellen AherinPatrick Aherin
[Not Named]
17 Feb 1863John KellyRichard Kelly
Ann Long
Co. Wexford
Margaret WelshEdward Welsh
Mary Hogan
Co. Tipperary
13 Apr 1863James O'NeilJohn O'Neil
Ellen Dwire
Co. Tipperary
Mary TevensDaniel Tevens
Elisabeth Mohan
Co. Cavan
8 Jun 1863Hugh KennyJohn Kenny
Mary Burk
Co. Tipperary
Mary NoctonMichael Nocton
Mary Muloney
Co. Tipperary
10 Aug 1863Laurance MeehanMichael Meehan
Easter Mangan
Co. Tipperary
Betty LyndsyPatrick Lyndsy
Cathrine Quinn
Co. Tyrone
24 Aug 1863Laurance KearnsPeter Kearns
Mary Murphy
Co. Wexford
Mary HughsPeter Hughs
Sarah Earl
Co. Wexford
8 Nov 1863Andrew MeehanMichael Meehan
Esther Mangan
Co. Tipperary
Ann LyndsyPatrick Lyndsy
Cathrine Quinn
Co. Tyrone
8 Nov 1863Luke HughesMichael Hughes
Mary Ann Cummerford
Co. Tipperary
Cathrine MoranPeter Moran
Ann Purcell
Co. Tipperary
DateGroomParents/PlaceBrideParents/Place
  1. This stone church replaced a wooden church that had burned to the ground in 1854. The suspected cause of the fire was anti-Catholic vandalism. See Marion G. Rogers, “St. Michael’s Church Fitzroy Harbour,” The Ottawa Journal, 29 July 1972.
  2. According to Alexis de Barbezieux (Histoire de la province ecclésiastique d’Ottawa et de la colonisation dans la vallée de l’Ottawa, v. 01, p. 538), the Rev. McFeely left for the United States in 1864.
  3. St. Michael (Fitzroy Harbour, Carleton), Register of Baptisms and Marriages, 1852-1863, 28 February 1859, image 49 of 80, M. 9, Patrick Killeen-Bridget Gallagan marriage, database: FamilySearch.org (http://www.familysearch.org), Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923

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