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My grandparents were from Fivemiletown, Clogher Parish, County Tyrone, both of different religions, so they ran off together and went to Glasgow, Scotland where they had 13 children, one being my mother. Grandmother was Margaret Maguire, but can't find out much about my grandfather George Foster. In the 1901 Census it appears he lived in Ballagh, Clogher, Tyrone as a farm servant age 17. Another member of the household is Eliza Foster, housekeeper age 57. She may have been his mother. Grandfather George always claimed he was born in a workhouse and brought up by two spinster sisters.
Becky was one but we dont know surnames. All I know is that he was in the Eniskillen Militia before running off with my granny. Eliza is not buried in either the Catholic or Protestant graveyards in the area. This is very important to me and I'd really love to find out more about him and his parents.
Donna Robertson, Glasgow email@example.com
GANNON & McANN (or variant)
I am interested in any information regarding my GG grandfather Michael Gannon b. ?1791 d. ?1875 in County Cavan (Templeport Parish). He married Mary Pauline McAnn (or McCann, McGaghran, McAran) b. 1796 also of County Cavan (Templeport Parish).
I am also interested in information on Edward Gannon 1832-1899 (my G grandfather). Edward and his family immigrated to Canada ?1871.
Kathleen (Kate) Gannon Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org
GLANCY or CLANCY
Am trying to find further info on the GLANCY/CLANCY family who emigrated
from Ireland to Brant Twp, Bruce Co., Ont about 1853 - Roderick (1796-1886),
wife Bridget SCANLON (1808-1873), (my 3 gr grandparents), and their 4 sons
(William, Michael, Patrick, and Rodger) and 1 dau (Bridget), though I
believe there was also another dau, Margaret, appear to have arrived
together. All children were born in Ireland (c1835-1850). Probably from
Sligo Co., ?Ballymote. Have lots of info once they arrived in Brant, but
am lacking Irish records and any reference to where in Ireland, except Sligo
Co mentioned in Roderick's death registration. Would appreciate info from
anyone researching the same line, or with info on where to search in
Pat Clancy email@example.com
I am looking for the Irish roots and information for my g grandfather HENRY GREER born about 1806 most likely Co Cavan,(d. 1886, Coburg) and his spouse and family. He was who was one of several brothers/cousins that arrived from Ireland at Quebec City in June 1824. Two of those brothers were George (b.1799?) and Robert (b.1804?). First names, William, Matthew, Thomas and George, occur in the family line of HENRY GREER and I have learned that the same is true for the George and Robert Greer
Henry GREER married Frances (Fanny) Gandy (1811-1883) in Canada, 1830. They received and lived on land granted at Millbrook, Cavan Tp, Durham Co. Robert GREER - b.1799 or 1804??, CO. Cavan, Ireland, married Matilda Henderson (born in England) in 1827, probably in Canada, and they lived in the same. George GREER Bailieboro, Co Cavan, wiith his wife Ellen Kellet [who drowned at sea] They had a son, Thomas Henry, with them, who, in 1848, was working and raising a family in Millbrook, as above.
Land Grant applications of Dec.1825 (with “flexible” ages) note the age of each applicant who were - Alexander 24, George 26, Henry 22, James with wife and five children, Joseph 24, another Joseph with wife and 5 children, Matthew 22, Robert 21 and William 23 with mother, 4 brothers and one sister.
William Greer, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMILTON / ASKIN
Re William Jarvis Hamilton.
He was the 8th child of Alexander Hamilton (1790-1839) and Hannah Owen Jarvis (1797 - ) and the grandson of Hon. Robert Hamilton (1753 Bolton, Scotland — 1809) and Catherine Askin (1763-1796).
The Askin family came from Auchracloy, near Strabane, Northern Ireland.
Here are two pages from my Askin Tree — C-8 & D-12 — said William Jarvis and children.
W. Darcy McKeough (address can be provided by contacting John Noble, Chair, if anyone has connections to this line!)
William John Hammond was born in 1875 (28 March probably) in New London, Canada, according to his
marriage record. All his life on census reports etc. he said he was born in Canada and his death
certificate lists his place of birth as Hamilton, ON, Canada. His older sister was born in 1873 in Woburn,
Massachusetts. His four younger siblings were also born in Woburn, Mass. His parents emigrated in
1871 from Donegal, Ireland. Where was he really born?
Carol White email@example.com
Looking for any information on JAMES HESSON B ca 1795 Ireland and his wife
ELIZABETH CREWSON (CRAWSON) B ca 1812 Ireland. They married in Ireland and
their first three or four children were born there (June, Samuel, Mary Ann
and maybe James) Daughter Margaret Elizabeth born 1843 in Ontario. My brick
wall is where did they come from in Ireland (Canadian documents just list
Ireland) and when did they come to Canada. Any information on this family
very much appreciated.
Marilyn Strang at firstname.lastname@example.org
HUGHES / HUGHS
Searching for the Irish roots of Patrick Hughes, Bookseller m. Mary (b. 1793 - 1795 Mayo, Ireland).
They had a daughter Ann Hughes (b. 1837 - 1828, according to census records in Chelsea, Middlesex, England but I am starting to think that this may not be true as the family doesn't appear in the 1841 England census).
Ann m. William Gradey/Grady on Aug 18, 1845 in the Parish Church at Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England. Ann and William's children were Ellen (b. Jan 11, 1851), Ann (b. Aug 5, 1857 & d. Nov 4, 1862) and Mary (b. 1858 - 1859).
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks. Vicki McKay mckgrov at xplornet.ca
IRISH BRIDES FOR SETTLERS
Do you know if there are any records of Irish women being brought to Canada as brides for settlers? My
dad thought that his GG Grandfather Kenneth Urquhart-Glengarry was married to such a person. I know
she came to Canada in 1832 as she received help from the Montreal Emigrant Society. This ladies name
was Elizabeth Leonard and came from Moneymore Ireland.
I hope you can point me in the right direction. Thank you.
Mary Bourke email@example.com
Perhaps you can advise me how I can get some guidance on hiring a researcher in Ireland to search for the Irwin family in Sligo and Tyrone.
I imagine other members have hired researchers in Ireland and would like to learn of their experiences and perhaps references. I see in OGS Families an advertisement for Historical Research Associates in Antrim and Belfast. Is there a way to find out if anyone else in OGS has used these researchers?
Thanks for your assistance.
Don Irwin firstname.lastname@example.org
Researching the Jacksons who came from Ireland and settled in the area of Emily Tp., Victoria Co.
Several Jacksons came between 1819 to 1825 and got land fairly close to each other.
1. Robert Jackson b. 1769 Ireland d. Apr. 1838 Emily Tp. Spouse unknown. In the 1825 Emily Census he had 2 other males over 16 with him.
2. John Jackson b. 1797 (Cavan?) Ireland d. 1877 Greenock, Bruce Co, Ontario. Spouse, Jane Eliza Best b. 1805, Fermanagh Ireland d. 1873 Greenock, Bruce Ontario.
3. Michael Jackson b. 1802 Ireland d. 1881 Hamilton Tp, Northumberland Co. Spouse, Sara Drop b. 1820 Ireland, d. 1864 Hamilton Tp, Northumberland Co, Ontario.
I believe John and Michael are sons of Robert.
Also Henry Jackson b. 1781 Fermanagh Ireland d. Sep. 1862 Emily Tp. Spouse Jane Gallaway 1780 - 1865 and John Jackson b. Aug. 1779 Cavan Ireland d. Aug. 1838 Emily Tp. Spouse Mary Tuck b. 1810 Ireland d. ?
Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you for your time.
Kevin Jackson email@example.com