Description of Denis Killeen (1786-1850)

Denis Killeen was born about 1786 in the parish of Meelick in East Galway. On 10 December 1804 (presumably at the age of eighteen), he enlisted in the 97th Regiment of Foot (at "Clonaney" [Clonony?], King's County [County Offaly]). From the record of his discharge (10 December 1818), a physical (and occupational) description: To prevent … Continue reading Description of Denis Killeen (1786-1850)

In Remembrance: James Michael McGlade (1905-1944)

James Michael McGlade was born at Perth, Co. Lanark, Ontario on 17 September 1905, the son of Patrick McGlade and Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Cahill. He died in the Second World War, at the age of 39. One of my mother's older sisters remembers cousin Michael (James Michael) coming over to their house to say good-bye before … Continue reading In Remembrance: James Michael McGlade (1905-1944)

Upper Canada Militia Rolls, 1828-1829

Nowadays, people tend to think of militiamen and citizen's militias and the like as a peculiarly American phenomenon, but that's not really historically accurate. The whole apparatus of the citizen's muster rolls was imported from England, actually, and can be found in Upper Canada from a relatively early phase. Did your Ontario ancestor enroll as … Continue reading Upper Canada Militia Rolls, 1828-1829