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My great grandfather was born in Ireland around 1882, unknown town and relatives. He arrived to Argentina as an orphan child.
From my DNA test I have a 99% possibility to be related with other Lambert in Canada, but I need to trace my great grand father ancestors to find the link.
Guillermo P. Lambert
Legate late 1700’s to mid 1800’s, Wicklow, Carlow (Shillelagh) and Laois – John Leggett, John Edge
Legate, and Robert Legate. They came to Canada about 1843 and after, one group to Wellington Co.
The other group went to Grey Co.
Judith Hayman, email@example.com
LESLIE / FURRY
John Leslie: Born circa 1797, Parish of Drumholme, County of Donegal, Ireland.. Served at Grand River on
Lake Erie sometime between 1819 and 1830. John married Harriet Furry circa 1828. Harriet Furry: born
August 1804. Issue: 1. John born Port Maitland 1830. 2. Henry born 1832, 3. James, my progenitor, born
1834, both in Drumholme Parish, Ireland. James came to Canada in 1857/58. He is in Sherbrooke
Township in 1861 with his mother. Source 1861 census. Harriet returned to Ontario, a widow, in 1859,
with son 4. Charles born in Ireland, 1839. Seeking information on these Leslies from 1825 to 1865 in
Ireland and here in Canada. Particularly when and where did John Leslie marry Harriet Furry? Also Henry
had two sons that supposedly came to Canada, too. Family data. Is there a family branch still here?
Estelle Pringle firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOKUP OFFER: Magherafelt and Artrea Churches
I have been researching families in south Derry primarily in the Civil Parishes of Magherafelt and Artrea
for the past few years. Among the resources that I have collected are microfilms of the Church records
from several C of I and Presbyterian Churches from that area.
I am happy to do look ups for other members researching this part of Ireland.
Ron Dale email@example.com
James Mulloy/Malloy b 1862 Donegal, to Canada 1865, settled in Westmeath Twp, Renfrew Co. Sister Sarah born at Lachine, QC on the journey.
Roman Catholic. Looking for the village they lived in and church they attended.
Contact: Ken Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mc Carey I'm looking for information on 4th great grandfather Patrick Mc Carey/ Mc Cary all I know of
him is that he was born in Ireland abt. 1797 and was Roman Catholic and he was married in
Williamsburg Twp, Dundas Co., Ontario in 1823 to Elizabeth Pillar. Are there any ships lists etc? I'm not
sure if this would be his true Irish surname and if the English did change it and, what could have it been?
I think he came to work on the Canal in Ottawa, possibly the Trent or on the St. Lawrence River. Any
help would be appreciated.
Robert Mc Carey email@example.com
MCCONVILLE / CALDWELL
Hugh McCONVILLE, born c1823-7, County Down, Ireland, possibly from the parish of Dromore, died date and place unknown. Possibly buried Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.. He married Mary Ann (Marion) CALDWELL, born c1835-1841, County Down, Ireland. Family moved from Ireland to Scotland between the years of 1868 and 1874 as per the birth of their children. Hugh could possibly be the son of Hugh and Mary McCoNVILLE. Children of Hugh McCONVILLE and Mary Ann CALDWELL: Joseph McCONVILLE , born c1861, Ireland (married Catherine DUFFY); James McCONVILLE, born 1864, Diamond, Ireland, coal labourer (does anyone know where Diamond is?); Hugh McCONVILLE, born 1866, Diamond, Ireland, capler in coal pit (what is this occupation?, info from census record), buried Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Patrick McCONVILLE, born April 5, 1858, Co. Down, Ireland.
My grandmother was Mary Ann McGaharan born in Cavan, County Cavan, Ireland.
She was baptized July 13, 1857 in Cavan (I do nor know the name of the church). According to a family story she left Ireland for England when she was 16, which would have been 1873. She married my grandfather, Thomas HYDE, on March 12, 1876 in St.Philip's Church , Salford,Lancastershire. From then on I have records of her & the family. I have wondered for a long time --where was she between 1873-6.
Unfortunately there is no census to help me. Do you have any suggestions?
Audrey Elcomb [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Looking for GEORGE McGUIRE, son of John, born about 1816 in Ireland.
He married Sarah KING in Mammhilad Parish, Monmouthshire, Wales as a widower on 25 Oct 1840. His occupation was a clerk. When his son , Thomas King McGUIRE was born on 25 Oct 1841 in Panteg, Monmouthshire his occupation was a soldier. When Thomas K., George's son, married, his father was listed as a schoolmaster. Sarah KING McGUIRE died in 1844 at the age of 22 and after that there is no sign of George. I can find no other information on George personally after the 1841 Census .
Family story is that he came from Newry, but that is a port and it may be that he only sailed from Newry.
I would like to find his family in Ireland if that is possible.
The Surnames of Ireland by Edward MacLysaght states that the name came from Fermanagh. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Cathy Blackburn (email@example.com)
MEEHAN / CLARK
The first knowledge I have of my 2xGGrandfather Patrick Meehan m. Margaret Clark is when their first child 'William' b. in 1834 in Hope township. By 1855, Patrick had purchased some land in Ops township. Patrick was b. 1803 in Devnish Parish , County Fermanagh, Ireland. Margaret was b. 1809 in Co. Cavan (I don't know if that is Ontario or Ireland.) Patrick was R.C. and Margaret was C of E.
Their other children were: Mary A. b. 1836; John b. 1838; Anna b. 1839; Robert b. 1839; Ellen b. 1843; Elizabeth b. 1844; James b. 1847 and George b. 1849 (not sure if George is mine). They were all born in Hope Twp.
I would like to know if they went straight to Hope upon arrival or did they start somewhere else? Were they married when they arrived or did they meet in Canada? There are many Patrick Meehans who came to Canada; did this one have any siblings that immigrated also?
MOORE / ATWELL
Richard Moore and Elizabeth (Bessie) Alwells moved from County Monaghan, Ireland via Quebec in 1866. They had 12-13 children according to the Lambton County ‘Beers’ Book (p313-314): Elizabeth Lucas; Isabella Johnson/Miller; John; Maggie Parker; Mary Craig; Jared (my line – married Henrietta Jane Purser, born in Perth; daughter Grace Hutchinson); Martha Lockhard; Sarah Smith; Agnes Storey; Richard; Frank; William.
Just curious if other SIG members have similar connections.
David Hutchinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My Great Great Grandfather, Thomas Sommerville Morrow was born circa 1833 in Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland (not confirmed). He emmigrated in 1854 to Ontario, Canada and married Ruth Warnock, born in Ontario. He came with brothers, William and George who also settled in Ontario. I am looking for siblings born to his parents: Thomas Morrow, born circa 1800 in Ballintra, County Donegal, christened at Drumhome parish and wife Ann Tamblyn.
Contact: Gail MacKay email@example.com
MULLEEN / MULLEN
I am looking for information on the family of John Mulleen, he was born in Ireland , about 1831, he was married to Catherine, maiden name unknown, also born in Ireland about 1836. They had 2 children, Thomas born 8/11/1863 and a daughter Margaret born about 1864, both born in Ireland, and three other children William, Edward and John all born in Kingston, Ontario, City, Canada. They came to Canada about 1868.
John and Catherine Mulleen died in Canada , however I can't find an obituary for either of them. Catherine, the mother is listed as a widow on the 1881 Canada census. The children listed with her are Thomas, Margaret, Edward and William, the son John is not listed so he must have died sometime between 1871 and 1881, he was listed as 5 years old on the 1871 census.
The son Thomas moved to the United States , probably between 1881 and 1888. The 1888-1889 Syracuse , NY city directory lists him livng at Turtle street , Syracuse , NY . He married Frances Shannon, and he died October 25, 1910. His obituary lists a sister Margaret Murphy, still living in Kingston Ontario , I cannot find anything on her in Canadian census records. I do belong to Ancestry.com and have checked Canadian census and obituraies for John, Catherine and the other children.
Patricia Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BRIDGET MYLES (daughter of James Myles and Mary Murtha-Murtagh) wife of Bernard Duffy. Born: 7 April 1852 in Kingscourt Co Cavan Ireland Married: 7 May 1875 in Kingscourt Co Cavan Ireland Died: 6 September 1909 in Blenheim NZ. Mother listed as MURTHA on birth cert Her surname spelt MILES as is her fathers. Sponsor 1 /Informant 1: Ellen Daniel Sponsor 2 /Informant 2: She has 3 siblings James, Mary and Peter born 1841, 1844, 1847.
Email: Rosemary Cramond, email@example.com
NELSON / HAMILTON
David Nelson, born c1770 Ire; married Elizabeth Hamilton c1790 Ire; He died c1814 Ire. Of Scottish descent, he acted as overseer for Earl of Dufferin. To Nova Scotia 1813 but returned to Ire for business in 1814. After a few weeks illness he died there. Elizabeth Hamilton, born c1771 Ire; died Apr 1843, Iona, Ont; possibly daughter of Hans.
They had 8 children: Jennie, married ____ Summerside, remained Ire; Ursula, born c1792, died c1795 Ire; Eleanor born 1793, died 1879 Iona Ont, married James Lumley; Elizabeth born c1797, died aft 1881, married J Hoag, remained Nova Scotia; (my ancestor) Mary Hamilton Nelson, born 25 Sep 1798, Clandeboye, Ire; died Feb 1896 Kent Co, Ont; married Robert Collin Read 1820, Nova Scotia; David to USA; Hans to USA and Margaret Ann born c1803, died c1852 Wardsville, Ont, married Barnabus Mills.
Wish to find the Irish links & to connect to anyone searching these families.
Marie Charbonneau, firstname.lastname@example.org
O'GRADY / GRADY /GRADEY
Searching for the Irish origins of Mortimer O'Grady, Labourer/Bricklayer (b.
about 1800, likely in Ireland, d. Dec 28, 1848 in Chelsea, Middlesex,
England) m. Julia (b. abt. 1803).
1) William, Plasterer ( d. 1857 - 1861) m. Ann Hughes Aug 18, 1845 at Saint Matthew Parish Church, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England,
2) Patrick Thomas, Engine Turner then Beer Retailer (b. abt. 1830 - 1831 Ireland, d. 1884 St. George in the East, Middlesex, England) m. Margaret Quick Nov 30, 1857 at St. Johns Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England and
3) Ellen Sarah O'Grady (b. abt 1833 - 1834 in Ireland, d. 1901 - 1911), m. Henry Johnson in the Parish Church at St. Mary, Newington, Surrey, England.
The family does not appear in the 1841 England census.
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks. Vicki McKay mckgrov at xplornet.ca