‘I am a Poor man with a helpless family’: Peter Finnerty petitions the Crown

Peter Finnerty was born about 1810 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, the son of John Finnerty and Catherine Dunleavy. He emigrated to Canada probably in the early 1840s, initially working as a labourer (journalier) in Quebec City. Here ┬áhe married another recent Irish emigrant, Anne Havey of Co. Sligo, daughter of John Havey and Mary McGee. … Continue reading ‘I am a Poor man with a helpless family’: Peter Finnerty petitions the Crown

Who was Daniel Galligan (1821-1889)?

(Or: who were the parents of John Galligan, husband of Ellen McGee?) Daniel Galligan was born about 1821 in Co. Cavan, Ireland, the son of Daniel Galligan and Mary Walsh.[1. The names of his parents are given in his burial record: St (John) Chrysostom (Arnprior, Renfrew Co., Ontario), Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1883-1893, … Continue reading Who was Daniel Galligan (1821-1889)?