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Irish Origins in Canadian RC Marriage Records: St. John the Evangelist, Gananoque, Leeds Co., Ontario

From the parish registers of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Gananoque, Leeds Co., Ontario,1 a list of Irish-emigrant marriages from 4 January 1850 to 25 February 1859.

Gannanoque; Thomas Burrowes fonds, Archives of Ontario

I have included only  those marriages where the record supplies information about Irish origins (where at least an Irish county is named, in other words). To put it another way, I have excluded marriages between parties with Irish surnames, where the records do not supply the name of at least a county in Ireland.

The priests who recorded this information were the Rev. John Foley (to January 1851) and the Rev. James R. Rossiter (from 1851).

Note: Below, Leeds refers to the Ontario county, not to the city in England.

4 Jan 1850Garret RennoldsOwen Rennolds
Margaret Curley
Mohill, Co. Leitrim
ww/o John Manley
[Not Named]
5 Aug 1850John DaleyMichael Daley
Ann Hadden
Co. Tipperary
Mary BoyleJohn Boyle
Mary Dusin
Leeds Co.
2 Sep 1850John ButterfieldSimon Butterfield
Margaret McClare
Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Ann JesmahFrancis Jesmah
14 Jan 1851John HuntWilliam Hunt
Catherine Donohue
Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary
Catherine BurkeLaurence Burke
Johanna Barry
Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary
9 Nov 1851Patrick CosgriveThos. Cosgrive
Margaret Degnigne
Galvery, Co. Limerick
Margaret HydePatrick Hyde
Catherine Spelane
[Leeds Co.?]
9 Nov 1851Patrick O'CallehanPatrick O'Callihan
Margaret Callihan
Ballymons, Co. Cork
Eleanor BarretHenry Barret
Sally Burk
Bax, Co. Mayo
19 Jan 1852Edward O'BrienPatk O'Brien
Rose Gallaher
Co. Tyrone
Ann DunnMoses Dunn
Mary Donaghue
Co. Wexford
22 Feb 1852Edward O'BrienJohn O'Brien
Catherine Morrisen
Co. Tyrone
ww/o Thomas Dunn
Andrew Kinsela
Honor Summers
Co. Wexford
17 Oct 1852Matthew Ryan
wwr. of Honora Murray
Rody Ryan
Eleanor Walsh
Holy Cross, Co. Tipperary
Mary Pew
ww/o James Daley
George Pew
Jane Walsh
Bax, Co. Mayo
8 Feb 1853John KennedyMichael Kennedy
Sarah Cunningham
Co. Armagh
Elizabeth DaughertyEdward Daugherty
Honorah Dillon
Co. Limerick
9 May 1853Patrick NeelanPatrick Neelan
Honora Hanlon
Brough, Co. Limerick
Mary Jane DavisRichd Davis
Mary Hill
Co. Cork
9 May 1853Michael McGivernPatrick McGivern
Catherine Quinn
Co. Armagh
Catherine O'KeefeJohn O'Keefe
Johanna Ross
Shanagolden, Co. Limerick
13 May 1853Edward McGrathEdward McGrath
Bridget Ryan
Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
ww/o William Daugherty
Thos. Helpon
Catherine Eagan
Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary
27 Jun 1853Michel TetreauGuillaume Tetreau
Marie Scott
Acadie, Diocese of Montreal
Johanna NoonanJohn Noonan
Jane Taylor
Co. Clare
26 Jul 1853John HorohanMatthew Horohan
Bridget Nolan
Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny
Mary Jane McMullenJames McMullen
Catherine McKenny
Co. Tyrone
20 Nov 1853Bernard ShielsJohn Shiels
Catherine McMahon
Co. Armagh
Ann BrophyAndrew Brophy
Catherine Brophy
Co. Kilkenny
20 Nov 1853James BulgerJames Bulger
Eleanor Kirwin
Co. Kilkenny
Jane ShielsJohn Shiels
Catherine McMahon
Co. Armagh
9 Jan 1854James QuinnMartin Quinn
Eleanor Terry
Co. Waterford
Nancy Melvina HavensDaniel Havens
Tremor Allen
Howe Island
9 Jan 1854John O'MullenRobert O'Mullen
Elizabeth Keatley
Mountain, Dundas
Mary DriscollJames Driscoll
Elizabeth Doran
New Town, Co. Cork
12 Feb 1854Patrick KeysJohn Keys
Mary Corrigan
King's Co.
Catherine McKinty
ww/o McCarey
Hugh McKinty
Nancy Murphy
Co. Antrim
21 Feb 1854Michael WebbPatrick Webb
Ann Martin
Co. Kildare
Maria ForesterCharles Forester
Bridget Barret
Co. Mayo
20 Aug 1854William HanlonJeremiah Hanlon
Ann Hanlon
Co. Galway
ww/o John Dogheral
Michael O'Leary
Johannah Kennedy
Thurles, Co. Tipperary
26 Nov 1854Eustache Bisson wwr. of Rose Guenette and Margarite AllaireToussaint Bisson
Marie Bordineau
Mary SherryPeter Sherry
Mary Burns
Co. Carlow
2 Dec 1854James Curtis
wwr. of Catherine Riordan of King's Co.
Patrick Curtis
Catherine Carroll
Co. Tipperary
Eleanor Murphy
ww/o Garret Reynolds and John Manley
James Murphy
Nancy Cogger
Co. Mayo
2 Dec 1854Patrick Webb
wwr. of Ann Martin
Michael Webb
Nancy Brophy
Queen's Co.
Honor Karney
ww/o William Lynch of Castlebar
Dominic Karney
Catherine Hemmley
4 Jan 1855Bernard McCarey
Hugh McCarey
Margaret McBride
Co. Antrim
Bridget Rolan
ww/o Patrick Glenn
Michael Rolan
Bridget Taylor
Co. Mayo
8 Jan 1855Patrick RapeThomas Rape
Mary Hogan
Co. Mayo
Rose LappinJames Lappin
Nancy Thompson
Co. Armagh
6 Feb 1855John MaddenJames Madden
Eleanor Fitzgerald
[Askeaton?], Co. Limerick
Catherine LyonsHugh Lyons
Margaret Kenny
Aghrim, Co. Galway
18 Feb 1855Patrick CummingsThomas Cummings
Mary Stanton
Tintern, Co. Wexford
Maryanne CushenMartin Cushen
Mary Gorman
Co. Wexford
18 May 1855Peter TetreauWilliam Tetreau
Marie Scott
Laprairie, C.E. [Canada East]
Sarah MarlowOwen Marlow
Mary Mullen
Co. Tyrone
22 Aug 1855John WoodsJohn Woods
Bridget Casey
Manchester, England
Margaret O'NeilNicholas O'Neil
Mary McCormick
Co. Wexford
4 Oct 1855Thos. Clark
Bernard Clark
Catherine Kelly
Co. Cavan
Bridget O'ShayPatrick O'Shay
Co. Limerick
4 Nov 1855Michael DwyerJohn Dwyer
Catherine Ryan
Cappagh White, Co. Tipperary
Ann BrazilMichael Brazil
Catherine Gleeson
Co. Tipperary
18 Nov 1855Thos. GriffinJohn Griffin
Margaret Bolan
Co. Limerick
Margaret ManeyOwen Maney
Margaret Rowlan
Co. Clare
8 Jan 1856William KennedyPatk. Kennedy
Mary Hunt
Co. Clare
Bridget McMahonPeter McMahon
Ellen Connors
Co. Clare
27 Jan 1856Patrick MaddenJames Madden
Eleanor Fitzgerald
Robertstown, Co. Limerick
Mary CoxStephen Cox
Susan Armstrong
Co. Cavan
28 Jan 1856Laurence BoyleJohn Boyle
Mary Dunn
Co. Kildare
Catherine O'BrienTerence O'Brien
Mary McGovern
Co. Fermanagh
31 Jan 1856Patrick EnglishJohn English
[blank] Lawlor
Tintern, Co. Wexford
Margaret FoxPeter Fox
Ann Cameron
Co. Carlow
4 Feb 1856Dominique LeBoufPierre Lebouf
Josette Tessier
St. Ann B.C.
Nancy DriscollMichael Driscoll
Margaret Hayes
Skibereen, Co. Cork
23 Mar 1856Patrick BoyleJohn Boyle
Mary Dunn
Co. Kildare
Judith ShortellThomas Shortell
Bridget Swift
Co. Kilkenny
14 Apr 1856Isidore Isreal GreffeFrancois Greffe
Rosalie Turcotte
St. John Chrysostom in C.E. [Canada East]
Latitia FinmoreThos. Finmore
Julia McCann
Co. Westmeath
4 Apr 1856John Beamish
wwr. of Mary Hurly
Thos. Beamish
Mary Ford
Kinsale, Co. Cork
Johannah ShayMaurice Shay
Margaret Noonan
Bantry, Co. Cork
14 Apr 1856Thos. BentonThos. Benton
Catherine Dwyer
Cappagh White, Tipperary
Honor RyanMichael Ryan
Bridget Lahey
Kilcommon, Co. Limerick
14 Apr 1856John RedmondPatrick Redmond
Elizabeth Grammen
New Town Barry, Co. Wexford
Ann O'BrienCharles O'Brien
Mary Devereux
Clonegal, Co. Wexford
5 May 1856Denis SantryJohn Santry
Honora Driscoll
Co. Cork
Mary Clifford
ww/o John Clifford
Danl. Hogan
Catherine Holohan
City of Limerick
4 Jun 1856Michael QuinnFrancis Quinn
Nancy Macken
Co. Armagh
Allice NugentMichl. Nugent
Mary Dunn
Co. Dublin
14 Jul 1856John Spellane
wwr. of Mary Brophy
John Spellane
Catherine Daughten
Queen's Co.
Honor TobinNicholas Tobin
Mary Vardy
Balingarry, Co. Wexford
17 Jul 1856*Daniel W. Daniels (Protestant)John Daniels
Elizabeth Smith
Canton, St. Laurence Co., N.Y.
Bridget DaleyPatrick Daley
Mary Morrison
Fermoy, Co. Cork
5 Aug 1856Jeremiah O'NeilJeremiah O'Neil
Julia Sullivan
Bantry, Co. Cork
Rose McGarveyThos. McGarvey
Rose McNeirny
Authy, Co. Tyrone
26 Aug 1856Edward HennessyPatrick Hennessy
Eleanor Bulger
Bagglinstown Co. Carlow
Eleanor BradshawJohn Bradshaw
Bridget Dwyer
Co. Tipperary
20 Oct 1856Matthew MurphyLaurence Murphy
Ann Redmond
Co. Wexford
Eleanor ClarkMichael Clark
Mary Burns
Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
20 Oct 1856John O'BrienCharles O'Brien
Mary Devereux
Clonegal, Co. Wexford
Bridget KarmuddyMichael Karmuddy
Bridget Mack
Co. Clare
24 Oct 1856John Joyce
wwr. of Mary Boyne
John Joyce
Mary Hanlon
Ballykillen, Co. Carlow
Johannah KehoeJohn Kehoe
Johannah Quinlan
Adamstown, Co. Wexford
4 Nov 1856Cornelius Harrington
of the Rail Road in this mission
Timothy Harrington
Julia Falvey
Kilcastle, Co. Cork
Margaret RyanMichael Ryan
Bridget Lahey
Kilcommon, Co. Limerick
10 Nov 1856Thomas Elligot
of the Gr. T. R. Road in this mission
John Elligot
Margaret Collins
Grane, Co. Limerick
Bridget ConwayThomas Conway
Margaret Kennedy
Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary
18 Nov 1856Denis Doyle
of the Gr. T. R. Road in this mission
Denis Doyle
Eleanor Ryan
Cappa White Co. Tipperary
Bridget McGrathThos. McGrath
Margaret Wilkinson
Castletown, Co. Tipperary
3 Feb 1856Michael MelvilleJohn Melville
Honor Crow
Kinvara, Co. Galway
Eleanor PowerEdward Power
Mary McGrath
Co. Waterford
24 Dec 1856Timothy PalmerJames Palmer
Catharine Breen
Co. Cork
Elizabeth MaloneConnor Malone
Ann Cliff
Co. Limerick
7 Jan 1857Hugh Ryder
(called Thompson)
Robert Ryder
Margaret Canton
Adeline PoulinJoseph Poulin
Josephine Filer
7 Jan 1857Laurence O'NeilEdward O'Neil
Sophia Fox
Co. Carlow
Sarah SheilsJohn Sheils
Catharine McMahon
Co. Armagh
26 Jan 1857Michael DunnWilliam Dunn
Margaret Nolan
Co. Wicklow
Elizabeth MullenJohn Mullen
Isabella Shay
Co. Down
25 Apr 1858Patrick NeelanJohn Neelan
Allice Riordan
Bruff, Co. Limerick
Catharine DuffinJohn Duffin
Catharine McCarey
Leith, Co. Antrim
26 Jul 1858Israel GarantCharles Garant
Marguerite Dorion
St. Polycarp, Diocese of Montreal
Mary ConnorsMichael Connors
Ann Galvin
Kenturk, Co. Cork
23 Aug 1858Patrick NeagleGarret Neagle
Mary [Gready?]
Tomangate, Co. Clare
Bridget HanrickJames Hanrick
Ann Doyle
Ballindaggin, Co Wexford
16 Sep 1858Thomas NolanJohn Nolan
Mary Foley
Co. Wexford
Julia KennyThomas Kenny
Bridget Jordan
Co. Wexford
1 Nov 1858James GavinLaurence Gavin
Nancy Boyle
Co. Kildare
Christina MaddenJames Madden
Eleanor Fitzgerald
Co. Limerick
8 Nov 1858Denis Noonan Robert Noonan
Mary Harrington
Co. Limerick
Eleanor DuffinLawrence Duffin
Catharine Kehoe
Tintern, Co. Wexford
23 Nov 1858Matthew Tobin
wwr. of Bridget Duggan
Darby Tobin
Bridget Regan
Kilmesha, Co. Wexford
Elizabeth Gavin
ww/o David Dillon
Laurence Gavin
Nancy Boyle
Trinity parish, Co. Kildar
31 Jan 1859William Martin BrennanMartin Brennan
Julia Curran
Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Ann DownesEdward Downes
Mary McGlaughlin
Co. Sligo
16 Feb 1859Octave GauletJean-Baptiste Gaulet
Sophie Allaire
Catharine SheilsJohn Sheils
Catharine McMahon
Co. Armagh
25 Feb 1859John DavisRichard Davis
Mary Hill
Leeds [ON]
Margaret MurphyThomas Murphy
Mary Kenny
Co. Wexford

*This marriage, which required a dispensation from the impediment of a mixed marriage, was later crossed out in the register.

  1. “Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923,” images, FamilySearch ( Leeds > Gananoque > St John the Evangelist > Marriages 1846-1863.