Lawrence McCann, husband of Ann O’Reilly (Ireland to Canada)

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)

Co. Armagh, Ireland to Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada: Some RC Marriage Records

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

“the Catholic cemetery at Burgess” = St. Bridget’s, Stanleyville? (burial of Thomas Dunn)

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)