Carleton Co. (Ontario, Canada) contributors to an Irish Famine relief fund (1847)

On 26 June 1847, The Ottawa Daily Citizen published a list of "Names of persons who contributed to the relief of the suffering poor of Ireland." This list had been supplied to the newspaper by "the Rev. Mr. O'Connell, Catholic Pastor of Richmond." The Rev. Peter O'Connell (1801-1899), originally of Co. Cavan, Ireland, was parish … Continue reading Carleton Co. (Ontario, Canada) contributors to an Irish Famine relief fund (1847)

Catholic Baptismal Records: Sponsors/Godparents

A few points about Catholic baptismal sponsors: In French records, the godfather was le parrain, while the godmother was la marraine. In English language registers, they might be called godparents, or they might be called sponsors. In the very first baptismal record (1 Jan 1845) found in the parish registers for Forkhill/Mullaghbawn, the Rev. Hugh … Continue reading Catholic Baptismal Records: Sponsors/Godparents

Irish Counties in Fitzroy Harbour RC Marriage Records (1852-1863)

From 1852, there was a Catholic mission at Fitzroy Harbour (Fitzroy township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada). A stone church was built in 1861,[1. This stone church replaced a wooden church that had burned to the ground in 1854. The suspected cause of the fire was anti-Catholic vandalism. See Marion G. Rogers, "St. Michael's Church Fitzroy … Continue reading Irish Counties in Fitzroy Harbour RC Marriage Records (1852-1863)

Irish Origins in Canadian RC Marriage Records: St. John the Evangelist, Gananoque, Leeds Co., Ontario

From the parish registers of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Gananoque, Leeds Co., Ontario,[1. "Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/): Leeds > Gananoque > St John the Evangelist > Marriages 1846-1863.] a list of Irish-emigrant marriages from 4 January 1850 to 25 February 1859. I have included only  those marriages … Continue reading Irish Origins in Canadian RC Marriage Records: St. John the Evangelist, Gananoque, Leeds Co., Ontario

Forkill Names in the Register for St. John the Baptist RC Church, Perth, Lanark, Ontario (1842-1856)

Extracted from the parish registers for St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada, July 1842 through December 1856.[1. Canada, Ontario Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923, Lanark, Perth, St John the Baptist, Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1842-1850, Vol. 10; Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1851-1859, Vol. 11] Below, I include only  those marriages where … Continue reading Forkill Names in the Register for St. John the Baptist RC Church, Perth, Lanark, Ontario (1842-1856)

1821 Census: Mullaghbane, Forkill

Extracted from the 1821 Census of Ireland, Armagh County, Parish of Forkill, Townland of Mullaghbawn (Mullaghbane). Number of Inhabitants: 365 Number of Houses: 82 (76 plus 6 in ruins) Distribution of head-of-household surnames: Burns/Byrnes/Byrns: 9 Carroll: 2 Conly: 1 Cummasky: 1 Cunningham: 1 Daly: 3 Donly: 1 Gollogly: 5 Hanratty: 1 Holliwood: 3 Kearny: 1 … Continue reading 1821 Census: Mullaghbane, Forkill