Formerly of the father’s Irish county

(Or formerly of [the father's native] England, as the case may be.) This is bordering on fussy pedantry, perhaps. Or maybe it crosses that border? But genealogical research is all about paying attention to the small details. And Irish genealogy, especially, requires close attention to the small details. Given the paucity of Irish records, and … Continue reading Formerly of the father’s Irish county

Currie/Curry or Corry, from Fermanagh to the Ottawa Valley

A reader is looking for information on a family who emigrated from Co. Fermanagh, Ireland to the Ottawa Valley in the early- to mid-19th century. The family name was Currie/Curry or Corry, and the forenames were Patrick, Frank, Thomas, and Christopher. They apparently left Ireland with the Lunney family who settled at Pakenham (Lanark Co., … Continue reading Currie/Curry or Corry, from Fermanagh to the Ottawa Valley

Peter Robinson Settlers in Huntley township

Peter Robinson settlers in Huntley township, Carleton County, Ontario [Upper Canada], 1834. The names below can be found on the passenger lists for the Hebe¬†and the Stakesby¬†(from Cork to Quebec, 1823). Transcribed from: Return of a portion of the Irish Emigrants located in the Bathurst District in 1823 and 1825, by Peter Robinson Esqr, and … Continue reading Peter Robinson Settlers in Huntley township

Some (Adult Male) Roman Catholics of Huntley township, 1837

The following petition contains the names of 88 adult male Catholics of Huntley township (Carleton Co., Ontario [Upper Canada]), circa 1837. This is not a complete inventory of RC males, or of RC male heads of household, in Huntley township at that time (among the names that I was expecting/hoping to find, but which do … Continue reading Some (Adult Male) Roman Catholics of Huntley township, 1837