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Am searching for information on Patrick Canny b. 1822
in Ireland and m. Catherine Sheerin (b. abt. 1836) at
Ardara Parish, Co. Donegal August 21, 1853. They were
in New York State by June 1856 when a daughter was
born to them. A daughter named Bridgette born 1854 may
have been born in Ireland or USA. Patrick died in
Annapolis, MD Dec. 7, 1864 after being a prisoner in
Confederate prisons during the Civil War.
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Seeking any information on James Patton B.1813 in Irelamd. He married
Mary ???? B. 1820 in Ireland. They either came into the U.S. into port
of Boston...Settle here in Bristol,Pa, was nat. around 1856. There were
4 boys with the family..Need help. Thanks Nancy
I am looking for help and advise in tracing my gt. gt. grandmother and her family. Her name was Eleanor JONES. I know that she was born in Ireland but not where. However I do know that at about the age of 16 and about 1805 she married and was living at Glenalla, Donegal, probably on the property of Dean John Hume of Londonderry. Her husband was John NORTON a nurseryman, who came originally from Scotland and there is some evidence that he worked for Dean Hume. It would seem possible that Eleanor met her husband either in the Glenalla area or possibly in Londonderry.
Dean Hume and his wife Jane were Godparents to the Norton's eldest daughter and Dean Hume baptized one of the other two children who were born in Ireland. I have the names of the Godparents of these children. Apart from the Humes they were Mrs. Hart (the Hume's daughter), Mrs. Fleming, Mrs. Smith, Miss McKinlay, and Mrs. Townsend. Rev. Townsend and Rev. Wm. Holman baptized the first and third child. Possibly these names might connect for someone.
Eleanor and her husband left Ireland for Wales about 1810 and in 1821 emigrated from there to Prince Edward Island with their then 9 children. It appears that Eleanor did not keep in contact with her family but Jane Hume kept in touch with her goddaughter telling her about her family "so that your mother may hear something of her relations, who I think she ought never to forget, for their kindness and tenderness towards her when she was a child." The only family that she mentions by name are Eleanor's two sisters, Mrs. O'Neal and Mrs. O'Donnel. Eleanor's mother was still alive although unwell in 1824 but there is no mention of her father. Family stories actually said that he was Dean of Londonderry but of course this is untrue but it is possible that he was a minister of the church.
Eleanor Jones Norton died in October 8th, 1858 in Brudenell, Prince Edward Island.
I would be most appreciative of any advise on how to follow this up.
We are in the process of moving so I will be unsubbing for awhile as my genealogy is being sorely neglected at this time :(
Bless you all and I'll be in touch in a few months.
Kathleen O'Donnell Grone
"Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears."
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Thank you so much for your welcome and for the information which really does help a great deal. I now know what and where Glenalla is. It would have made sense for John Norton to have worked for Dr. Hume when he had a newly built property as I believe designing gardens was his occupation and possibly the reason he would not have remained there very many years. Is it possible that Dr. Hume built the property a few years before 1813?
The Norton's second daughter was baptized in 1808 by Dean Hume as was the third in 1809 but by December of 1811 the Norton family was living in Bryncir, Wales. In 1821 with nine children, John and Eleanor Norton emigrated to Prince Edward Island from Wales. Jane Hume seemed to take her position as Godmother to Jean (always called Jane) Norton seriously and one long letter to her written in 1824 remains. In it she says " ...for I have great respect for your father, and perfect remembrance of his strict integrity , as long as he conducted the Dean's business; and with so much anxiety to make the place less burdensome to him." She also says Mr. Norton would hardly know Glen Alla now, "the woods are so much extended , and grown with many new walks, and the ground much drained and improved." These words seems to prove that Norton had worked for the Dean.
George Vaughan Ledwich Hart, whom you mentioned as holding the townlands by lease, married the Hume's daughter Maria in 1791 and he was then the Rector of Aglish, Castlebar. The same letter from Jane Hume says that the Harts had lost poor Wm. Henry to yellow fever in the West Indies but have five boys and two girls. Only John, the eldest and George are mentioned by name but I would assume that Thomas could have been one of the others.
Many many thanks,
This is my first posting to the list and I would like to find out if the Glen Alla I have reference to is the Glenalla in Donegal County and where exactly it is.
I have the following, copied from the family Bible of an ancestor -
"Born to John NORTON and Ealenor JONES in Glen Alla, Jean Maria Henrietta, on Wednesday 14 January 1807 at 6p.m. Was baptized by the Rev. Edward Townshend, the Rev. Dean Hume, Mrs. Hume and Mrs. Hart sponsors, on Sunday 18th of said January 1807."
It was assumed that Glen Alla was in Wales by later generations as several other children of the couple were born in Wales, but I have found no Glen Alla in Wales and I do know that one of the spongers, Rev. Hume was the Dean of Londonderry and the others his wife and daughter. In a letter written to this child in 1824 Mrs. Hume speaks about "Glen Allen" and says that the Nortons would not recognize it now.
John Norton was originally from Scotland where he trained as a Nurseryman and had worked before on various estates in England so would have probably done the same type of work in Ireland. Ealenor Jones was born in Ireland and had two sisters, one married to Mr. O'Neal and the other to Mr. O'Donnel.
Does anyone have an idea of where Glen Alla is or do the names connect with anyone's research. Any information would be very much appreciated.
Hi list, I would like to post some family names I'm researching hoping to find someone doing a similar search
Gerald Irwin b. about 1814 Kilmacrenan
Mary Stewart b. about 1818 Carrigans
? Kyle b About 1825 ? Ramelton
Any help very much appreciated Regards June
It's been a while since I've updated my site due to a few hectic months,
but I've just uploaded the Clonmany Catholic parish Marriage registers, as
kindly donated by Alexander Harvey. I've got a few more records from the
parish of Donagh (Carndonagh) I have to sort out and upload, and I will let
you all know when I get that done.
Currently I have the Primary Valuation (Griffith's) and Tithe Applotment
Book for Clonmany and Donagh, and have listed all the Heads of Family for
Clonmany and Donagh (with the exception of Carndonagh town itself) from the
1901 Census, and will upload the full record on request.
If you've asked me to upload something over the past while and haven't
heard back, let me know - I don't think I've lost any e-mails (I'm working
my way through them gradually :-) ), but just to be safe..
Michael Ó Nuadháin
Michael Ó Nuadhain - michealonuadhain(a)eircom.net
Isn't genealogy fun? The answer to one problem, leads to two more!
Researching Clonmany: Noone, McGonigle, McLaughlin, Ruddy, Doherty
Researching Donagh: McCorriston, Diver, Harkin, Toner (also Clonca/Malin)
Researching Donaghmore: Lynch, Hart
Researching Clonleigh: O'Donnell, McKinley
I don't know how much good this will be, but here is my info on the
Ramsay/Ramsey family of Inch Island, Donegal. As you can see these dates are
late for your Margaret but I believe, from family anectdotes, that the
Ramsays were well established at Inch much earlier. As you can see some of
these Ramsays are from Carrickanee, Ballyderowen, and Trooperstown.
Headstones from the Inch Pres. Burying Ground.
9. Ramsay, (Note variant spellings.), In Loving Memory Of Robert Ramsay,
Carrickanee, Died 11th March 1918, aged 73 years, Also Mary Ann, Wife of
above Robert Ramsay, Died 18 February 1961, And their daughter Sarah Jane,
Died 10th August 1960, Minnie Ramsey, Died 3rd July 1981, James Robert
Ramsey, Died 30th Aug 1983.
12. Ramsay, (Note variant spellings.), In Loving Memory of Henry Ramsay,
Ballyderowen, Died 15th June 1941, Samuel Ramsey, Trooperstown Burnfoot,
Died 2nd Dec. 1945, James Ramsey, Ballyderowen, Died 24th Feb. 1954.
Information from a letter written in 1944, related to the Ramsay's of Inch.
"........... the tragic death of Mr. John Ramsay .... James, Marianne &
Robt. John (Ramsay). James married a daughter of Dr. Traffe. & they reside
in San Francisco .... Marianne (Minnie, otherwise big Miss Ramsay) and the
other young sister, Bella, Mrs. Stinson .... Johnnie (John) .... was a
gentleman in the truest sense of the word, was well read, very intelligent,
well balanced, & had his Uncle Robert’s generosity well developed .... His
cousin 2nd or 3rd Bobbie Ramsay of the upper house, looked after Minnie’s
affairs last year. This year he has also taken on mine. Now he has his own,
his aunt Mrs. Porter’s, Minnie’s & mine, to see after."
ELDER, MARSHALL, SHARKEY, CRAIG
The Elder's of Inch
Looking for information on Thomas Ramsay and his wife Mary (maiden name: Gallagher).
They had a daughter, Margaret, born about 1831 in Donegal. Margaret subsequently turned up in Glasgow, Scotland.
I believe Margaret's birth was registered in County Donegal.
Would be most grateful if anyone can find do a look up for me of Margaret's birth or any information about her parents.
I have Patrick McGrath and Rose Moss
having 1 sone Mark bn 1799.
Mark Marries Grace McCullen and they have 8 children.
I know of 4 that travel to Oz with Mark and Grace 1839 arriving Feb 1840 on
Patrick bn 1822 Marl 1823 Mark 1826 and Bernard 1828.
My origional Patrick has a brother Dudley who had 3 sone
Bernard and his wife Biddy Quinn family travel to Oz with their 5 children
Charles Bernard Ellen Susan Denis
I have a lot of Australian info and a branch or 2 that went to the states
but nothing more in Ireland
Any help wouldbe appreciated and if I can helpanyone with upside down info
please feel free to ask