And was he English, Irish, or French?[1. Or perhaps of some other ethnic origin altogether? but for the moment, I'm thinking English, Irish, or French.] When Annie McGlade died on 21 April 1889, at the age of 25, she was buried at St. John the Baptist RC Cemetery in Perth (Lanark Co., Ontario). Her headstone … Continue reading Who was John English?
A reader is looking for more information on her 3x-great-grandfather Lawrence McCann, who emigrated to North America probably in the mid- to late-1830s. What little information I have is as follows: Lawrence McCann was born in Ireland about 1811. His wife Ann O'Reilly was born in Ireland about 1814. Did the couple marry in Ireland? … Continue reading Lawrence McCann, husband of Ann O’Reilly (Ireland to Canada)
Courtesy of Bruce B. Gordon, a response (with a great photograph!) to my query, 'Was Thomas Dunn buried at St. Bridget's RC Cemetery at Stanleyville?' Thomas Dunn, who died 30 December 1886 at North Burgess (Lanark Co., Ontario) and whose cause of death was given as "Frozen -- 12 hours," was indeed buried at St. … Continue reading Burial of Thomas Dunn
Looking at a run of marriages recorded from 1852 to 1858 in the parish register for St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, Westport, Leeds Co., Ontario, the Armagh presence in North Crosby (Co. Leeds, Ontario) is very much in evidence. Of the six marriages recorded for the year 1852, for example, five of the six identify … Continue reading Co. Armagh, Ireland to Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada: Some RC Marriage Records
So much of the detail of genealogical information requires a knowledge of local history/local geography, which I, for one, do now always have. Thomas Dunn (c.1824 - 1886) was the son of Owen Dunn and Ann Rock/Rocke, and a brother to my 2x-great-grandmother Bridget Dunn (married John McGlade). He was born in Co. Armagh, Ireland … Continue reading “the Catholic cemetery at Burgess” = St. Bridget’s, Stanleyville? (burial of Thomas Dunn)