Upper Canada Settlement 1815

Upper Canada Settlement 1815-1816 District of Bathurst 100 Years Ago

Irish Emigration to Canada With Headquarters in Perth

Written by Mr. P.H. Dobbin of Peterboro

Transcriber’s Note:  This document appeared in three issues of the Perth Courier:  November 23, November 30 and December 7, 1923.

At the close of the war (1812-14) between Canada and the United States, many of the soldiers engaged in the conflict, officers and men of the regiments of the line and desirous of remaining in Canada, were discharged by the government in territory north of the Rideau Lakes.  This was accomplished by 1816 and a comparatively large number were located in and about what was then known as the Perth Military Settlement.  Many of these soldiers had been with Abercrombie in Egypt, with Wellington and Sir John Moore in Spain and Cornwallis in America but the larger number had been sent out from Britain to participate in the war and saw service in Upper Canada.  It will be noted that at that time (1816) England had already begun the disbandment of many regiments that had been continuously in foreign service for the previous twenty years.

Napoleon had gone to St. Helena.  England had not even begun to strike her stride as a manufacturing country so the government wisely decided to accede in wishes expressed and at very large expense tried to make her soldiers settling in the new land, and their families, as comfortable as possible.  These soldiers chose their locations and without expense and every man received according to his rank from 100 to 500 acres.  They were supplied with all necessary implements of husbandry and tools for building purposes, with cooking utensils and blankets.  In addition, on year’s provisions for each man, woman and child were given.

The territory into which these military settlers, as they were called (as differed from those who came from Ireland in 1823) was at the time known as the District of Bathurst, just as the lands to the west passed Addington and Frontenac were known as the Newcastle District and afterwards to be carved into the Counties of Northumberland and Durham, Peterborough and Victoria, to mention only a part.  Bathurst District was named after Lord (or Earl) Bathurst being Henry, Second Earl of Bathurst, son of Baron Apsley, born 1762 died 1834.  Lord Bathurst was Lord Commissioner for Ireland, Foreign and Colonial Secretary and had held important positions in the British diplomatic service.  In after years the definition “District of Bathurst” was by act of Parliament abandoned though the township name was retained.  The actual territory included in this settlement, crossed by the line of the C.P.R. Railway with a station named Bathurst to serve the rural neighborhood adjoining.  Further to the east is the town of Perth.  It may be added that the County of Lanark was originally included in Carleton County.

No doubt the facts are well known but it may not be out of place to refer to the name derivation of several townships included in the County of Lanark.  Those of the earliest were named after persons of some distinction.  Pakenham Township was named after General Sir Edmund M. Pakenham, killed at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.  Ramsay Township takes its name from General George Ramsay, Earl of Dalhousie (1770 to 1836).  Beckwith Township comes from Major General Sir George Beckwith, K.C.B. who after a distinguished career in the British military service and with the diplomatic corps, died in 1820.  Others of the townships might be referred to but those as mentioned are intimately concerned in the emigration from Ireland in 1832 and received a large quota of the immigrant settlers.  The townships of Huntley and Goulborne also received a fairly large number.

Ireland shared in the privations and unemployment and general social disturbances that affected Great Britain following the close of the Napoleonic wars.  Also there were several seasons of poor harvests almost in succession.  In Ireland the potato crops had been especially poor, the blight working havoc.  After much conference and many propositions, it was suggested that as a relief for over population there should be an emigration of people from the south of Ireland where conditions seemed the most severe.  That families and single men in approved health, physical condition and character be sent to Upper Canada where immense tracts of arable lands awaited settlers.

So, under the auspices and intimate direction of the Earl of Bathurst, at the time Foreign and Colonial Secretary for Great Britain and with financial aid from the British government together with aid from private sources, it was decided to at once organize emigration and send the people forth.  This came about in the latter part of 1822 and in the spring of 1823.  It required considerable time as may well be appreciated, to make preparations.

Col. Peter Robinson of Upper Canada was asked by the British government to take charge of the matter.  He had served under Sir George Steniffe in 1812-14 in Canada, was taken prisoner by the American forces and escaped from MacKinnon, the American leader through the enemy’s fleet on Lake Ontario of on Lake Erie.  Mr. Robinson was afterwards (1827) made Commissioner of Crown Lands and bought a mill in Newmarket, going into the flour manufacturing as a side line.  He was a brother of the late Chief Justice Beverly Robinson, Upper Canada, 1829-1854.

It appears to have been a selective emigration to the extent that not all who were willing were accepted but only those accredited with meeting the conditions laid down.  Special attention was paid to habits, industry, temperance, to general good character and to all successful applicants were so endorsed by persons fully cognizant of circumstances.  Many came from and off the estates of the landed gentry, some preference being given to those who had a knowledge of and practice in farming.  Single men were accepted.  It is interesting to consider the plainly put terms on which those proposing to emigrate would be accepted once the matter referred to above proved to be satisfactory.  Following is a copy of the hand bill as issued and distributed throughout the south of Ireland during the latter part of 1822 and in the spring of 1823 from coast to coast.  The number of applicants far exceeded the anticipation and indeed the proscribed limit that had been seen of 2,000 souls.

Memo of the terms on which the government has agreed to convey a limited number of settlers from Ireland to Upper Canada under the direction of Mr. Robinson and to locate them upon lands in that Province.  Also, of the conditions on which the lands which be granted.

Such emigrant as the Superintendent shall accept shall be conveyed from the place on embarkation in Ireland to their lands in Upper Canada wholly at the public charge and provisions shall be provided them during the voyage and for one whole year after their location on their respective lots.

 Such farming utensils as are absolutely necessary to a new settler shall also be found for each head of the family or person receiving a grant.

No persons above the age of 45 shall be conveyed to Upper Canada at the public expense unless under particular circumstances in the discretion of the Superintendent and no person above that age shall receive a grant upon his arrival in the Colony.

Every male above the age of 18 years and  not exceeding 45 years to whom a certificate shall have been given by the Superintendent that he was accepted by him as an emigrant settler to receive lands in Upper Canada which on his arrival shall receive a location ticket or order for 70 acres of land in such part of the Province as the Lt. Governor or such person administration for the government shall assign.

So soon as the settlement duties shall have been performed, the party may obtain his patent on paying the expense of preparing the same, it is supposed will not exceed two pounds ten shillings sterling on each grant.

Each tract of 70 acres so granted shall be subject to the payment of an annual Quit Rent to the Crown of two pence per acre to be paid half yearly in such manner and subject to such penalties and forfeiture in the case of failure as shall be expressed in the patent and the same Quit Rent shall be charged also upon the grant of thirty acres.

It shall, however, in every case, be the option of the proprietor to redeem the Quit Rent at any time on paying of 20 years purchase and with respect to the original location of 70 acres, no Quit Rent shall be chargeable until five years have expired from the time of location.

It is intended that all persons who shall be thus assisted by the government in removing to Upper Canada shall become actual settlers in the Province and it is necessary that it should be clearly understood that if the conditions of cultivation and improvement to be specified in the location ticket should not be performed, within the period proscribed or if the person locating on any lot under the present system shall before receiving his patent for the same, withdraw from Upper Canada and remain absent for the span of ten months without sufficient cause, to be allowed by the Lt. Governor of the Province, the land so assigned to such person may be given to another applicant.

Fermoy—Printed by Thomas Lindsay, King Street, opposite Abbey Street, Ireland.

Having obtained consent to go ahead, the applicant was supplied with a certificate for passage for himself and members of his family if any, or connections accompanying.  Among the applicants were cases where whole families of adults all under the proscribed age, were accepted and took passage and in the end proved to be of the most successful of the immigrant settlers.  Lands were apportioned to such, on request, an din such connections were established several small communities all known one to another and so lightened the privations of the first years in the foreign occupation.

Following is a copy of the certificate of passage as given to one of the heads of the families concerned.

Certificate for passage to Upper Canada (not transferable), Connamore, County Cork

These are to certify that the under mentioned persons of the parish of Listowel in the County of Kerry, Ireland have been received by me as emigrant settlers to be conveyed to Upper Canada and placed upon their lands at the expense of His Majesty’s Government.

Name:  Timothy Keane, aged 42 (head of family, farmer)

Margaret Keane, his wife

Children:

Mary, 20; Thomas, 19; Catherine, 17; Patrick, 15; Timothy, 12; Johanna, 5

Recommended by Lord Commissioner Ennismore (signed) P. Robinson, Superintendent of Emigration from the south of Ireland to Canada.

Col Peter Robinson had proceeded to Ireland and placed himself in touch with the several committees and persons concerned in the preparation details.  The ships “Hebe” and Stokesby” had both for years been in use by the government as troop ships carrying soldiers to and from other countries on military service.  Hence, both vessels were well fitted to receive and convey the emigrants to their destination.  So thorough had been the preparations and well had details been carried out that sailing was had from the Port of Cork July 8, 1823 both vessels leaving land together and maintaining while crossing the wide Atlantic at close touch as possible.  Surgeon doctors were placed on each vessel, drawn from the medical staff of the Royal Navy.

Quebec was reached about the end of August and the entire party with a few exceptions brought forward as far as Prescott, at that time a place of considerable importance and the largest community in the territory except for Kingston to the far east along Lake Ontario.

To supervise the settlement on lands, an official land board had been appointed by the Upper Canada government with Mr. J.H. Powell as chairman this with the approval of the British authorities.  It was officially known as the Land Board for the Bathurst District.  It is not clear how allotments and locations were determined for the men and families.  Non under the age of 18 years participated in the gifts of lands though young men of 18 years and over, sons of settlers and unmarried men were given locations adjoining as far as possible the father’s homestead.  Each settler was supplied with a location paper to be retained until the terms for the possession of the grant had been fulfilled.

Following is a copy of the location paper or ticket as it was termed:

Land Board-District of Bathurst

Whereas, Roger Cunningham, born at Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland and of the age 38 years, has been conveyed to this country at the public charge under the superintendence of Hon. Peter Robinson and has produced a certificate of his being accepted as an emigrant settler, to receive land in Upper Canada and has taken the oath of allegiance, we do assign to him 70 acres of land the rear part of the east half of Lot 6, Concession 11, township of Goulborne in the District of Bathurst, for which having cleared half the width of the concession road bounding the said 70 acres and having cleared and fenced three and a half acres within the said location and erected a dwelling house thereon of at least sixteen by twenty feet within two years of the date hereof he will be entitled to receive a grant free from any other than the usual fee for the patent.  An addition thirty acres adjoining the said 70 acres will be reserved for the space of ten years to commence from this date which the said Roger Cunningham will be entitled to receive a grant for paying the sum of ten pounds sterling.

The said tracts of land to be liable to a Quit Rent of two pence per acre in such terms and in such manner as set for the in the memo by the authorities of the British government for the information of the said emigrants.

Given under our hand at Perth, Upper Canada this 7th day of November, 1824

(signed by the officer issuing the warrant)

All certificates for passage were produced and given up at Prescott to the officer of the land board and following a most material means of identification.  The location paper was then made out and if the emigrant so chose he was at once forwarded and place on the location.  Many availed themselves of this opportunity so as to get at clearing the land and cutting trees for the first log house to be occupied.  Provisions and tools were supplied as in the case of the military settlers. No light is thrown, from an inspection of the intimate papers and records, as to how the allotments were made. Whether given out in rotation or by a drawing or by and at the discretion of the land board after the proposed location had been viewed and pronounced fit for occupation previous to the arrival of the settlers.  The listing of those who came across the ocean and which follows in print is taken from the passenger list of the vessels and attested to by the masters of the ships as required by the very strict shipping regulations of the time.  Also from the location papers on file.  These papers bear evidence of having been in the possession of the recipients for a considerable period of time being pocket worn to a degree, tattered and torn and much disfigured and dirty.  It is inferred that these papers were surrendered to the Crown at the time of receiving the patent for the land.

Many of the location papers bear dates of issue at Perth, U.C. and so signed by the chairman of the official board.  Others are attested to as being made out at Ballygibbon, presumably in Ireland and of the latter months of 1823 and early of 1824.  It may have been the case that the chairman of the board proceeded to Ireland in the early months of 1823, returning to Canada before winter set it.  Many of the settlers did not go upon the lands directly on arrival in Canada but procured such employment as was available until the spring following or indeed the summer for many houses and shelters were required to be built and on much ground to be broken.

Names as spelled on the original application and location papers are spelled as written.  Names do not appear as spelled the same on different papers.  In the lists printed following the names are given as written on the ship lists by the clerk in attendance at the time of going on board for passage.  If not the familiar Irish names as we now have them they seemed to have been spelled differently one hundred years ago.  It may be noted that very few carry the Irish prefix of “O”.  In the emigration two years later a fair proportion were spelled as in the case of the name “O’Donnell.”

 It will be understood that the shipping lists do not mention destination of location.  Only the general destination of Upper Canada is used.  Where the locations were distributed has been gleaned from the papers returned at the time of completion of the terms of settlement.  Many of these are missing.  Many young men were not located, it being presumed they being under age were not eligible for gifts of lands.  Indeed, in general it was understood that persons over 14 years of age were classed as adults.

SHIPPING LISTS OF THE “HEBE” AND “STOKESBY”

(Transcriber’s note:  As to the indications on the below that people were “Not located”; “Location not indicated”, “not placed” I have simply transcribed what was printed in the newspaper and do not know whether this means they were placed later.  The author does not state anything further, I believe he MAY have been looking at the ships’ rosters and also  the returned location tickets which he speaks of above.  What he intended to convey by the words “not located”, “location not indicated” and “not placed is very confusing.  Also, please remember this information was written out by Mr. Dobbin, and then transcribed in the paper by the typesetter and then re-transcribed here.  Always verify by other means.)

Armstrong, Robert, wife Margaret of Kilfinan(?), Limerick.  Children:  Jane, Fanny, Sophis, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Thomas.  Township location not indicated.

Allen, James, wife Mary, her sister Milly(?) of Clogheen(?), Tipperary.  Children Margaret, Katerine.  Location-east half of Lot 17, 10th Concession Huntley

Ahern, John, aged 28(?), wife Bridget, 27, of Castleton Roche, Cork.  Children Thomas, (Bridget, a daughter, died Aug. 9 and Jane died July 29, 1823, shortly after arriving and on the vessel crossing).

Abbott, Jeremiah, aged 23(?) of Rathcarmick(?), Cork.  No allotment as to location or settlement.

Allen, James, 30, came on board vessel from hospital, Limerick.  Located west half of Lot 19, 10th Concession Huntley.

Boyle, Thomas, aged 30, wife Mary of Clonmeon(?), Cork.  Wife’s brother Henry Boyle, aged 20.  Children William, Mary, Charles, Esther.  Located West part of Lot 18, Concession 7, Pakenham.  (transcriber’s note, checked this, the “wife’s brother” was named Henry Boyle).

Brien, Timothy, aged 32, wife Kate of Lisenreol(?), Cork.  Children Patrick, Joanna, Jeremiah, Julia.  Location not indicated.

Benson, John, aged 23, wife Mary, aged 23 of Charteville, Cork.  Children William, Francis, Robert, John.  Located east half of Lot 7, Concession 10, Ramsay

Barry, John, aged 22, wife Fanny, of Mallow, Cork.  Location not indicated.

Bresnahan, W., aged 24, of Entibrant(?), Cork.  Not located 

Burk, Thomas, aged 20, of Fermoy.  Not located

Barry, David aged 27 of Mallow, Cork.  Not located

Barry, William, of Churchtown, Cork.  Located on west half of Lot 13, Concession 11, Ramsay.

Buckley, James, aged 22 of Mallow, Cork, located on the west half of Lot 1, Concession  12, Goulborne

Berklay, John of Croom, Limerick.  No location.

Burkley, Cornelius, wife Katherine of Newmarket.  Children Cornelius and James.  No location given.

Barry, James, aged 38 of Churchtown, Cork.  With him a family party of the same name.  William, Mary, Helen, William, Jr.  All located to east half of Lot 15(?), Concession 11, Ramsay.

Buckley, Patrick, wife Bridget, of Churchtown, Cork.  Children James, Daniel, John, Timothy.  Location not given.

Barry, John, wife Margaret of Buttervant, Cork.  Children Thomas, Margaret, John, Helen.  Located to the front part of the west half of Lot 6, Concession 6, Pakenham

Barry, James (alias Pat Mealey) of Castleyous (or Castleyons), Cork.  Location not given.

Buckley, Daniel, wife Mary of Churchtown, Cork. Children James and Ellen.  No location.

Buckley, Timothy, wife Mary of Charleville, Cork. One child, Margaret.  Located to the east part of Lot 12, Concession 6(?), Ramsay.

Breanahane(?), Daniel (or Thomas) with Honora of Liscarrol, Cork.  Children John and Catharine. Also of the party Junis(?), Joanna, Mary and Thomas, relatives.  Located to the west part of Lot 15(?)16(?), Concession 9, Huntley

Brunswick, William, wife Mara of Clougheen, Cork.  Children Mary and James.  Location not given.

Brunswick, James (alias James White) of Clougheen, Tipperary.  Single man.  Not located

Boyle, Henry, aged 21 of Bandon, Cork.  Located to the west part of Lot 25, Concession 6, Pakenham

Barry, Thomas aged 21 of Churchtown, Cork.  Located to the rear part of the east half of Lot 1, Concession 7, Goulborne.

Creen, James, aged 32 with wife Sarah, aged 30, of Lismore, Cork.  Sister-in-law Margaret, aged 35 (or 25, first letter blurred).  Children Joanna, Thomas, James.  With these a young woman Katherine Corbett, aged 20.  (Transcriber’s note, nothing follows this, neither the location or the words “no location, etc.”)

Corkery, Michael, aged 42, wife Mary aged (29 or 39, first number illegible) of Carregrohan, Cork.  Children Patrick, Michael, Bridget.  With the party sisters of the above Ellen, aged 20 and Eliza aged 18.  Located to the west part of Lot 10(?) 19(?), Concession 3, Ramsay.

Collins, Con., aged 43, wife Kate of Glanmile, Cork.  Sister Anne, 22 and son Richard.  Located to the whole of Lot 2, Concession 12, Goulborne.

Condon, Richard, aged 32, wife Mary, aged 29 of Mallow, Cork (sister Sarah, stopped in Montreal).  Children Richard, Mary Ann, David, Daniel, Kate and Joanna. (nothing further here either to location or no location.)

Casey, Margaret, aged 18 of Fermoy, Cork.  Unattached, with her Florence Casey, aged 25 of Ballyholy,  Cork.

Cusick, Annover, aged 29, of Charleville, Cork.  Located to the east half of Lot 1, Concession 5(?) 6(?), Pakenham

Coughlin, Jerry, aged 22 of Mallow, Cork.  No location is indicated.

Connery, Michael, aged 18 of Donnerville, Cork.  Unattached.  (no further words as to location or no location)

Croity(?), Michael, aged 21 of Lismore, Waterford.  With him came Burt(?) or Lurt.(?) Cahill(?), aged 25 from Fermoy, Cork.  Not located.

Cluhane(?) Clubane(?), Timothy with wife Margaret, of Churchtown, Cork.  Also Joanna, Kitty and Judah, relatives.  Located to the front part of the west half of Lot 3, Concession 7, Pakenham.

Cluhane(?), William wife Bridget from Kanturk, Cork.  Located to the west half of Lot 20, Concession 10, Huntley.

Collins, Richard, and Thomas, Daniel and Mary of the same family.  Location not indicated.

Clubane(?) Cluhane(?), Dennis, aged 22 of Churchtown, Cork.  Located to the rear part of the east half of Lot 3, Concession 7, Pakenham

Carty, John, wife Nellie of Killfinan, Limerick. With them, Courtney, Timothy of Butterworth, Cork.  None of these located.

Cronan, Michael with wife Mary of Mitchelstown and child Dennis.  Located to the west half of Lot 13(?), Concession 10, Huntley

Cunningham, Roger, wife 38 and wife Margaret of Fermoy, Cork.  Children Mary, Katherine and Anne.  Located to the rear part of the east half of Lot 5, Concession 11, Goulborne.

Cronan, Jeremiah of Buttervant, Cork.  Not Located

Connor, Hugh of Croom, Limerick.  No location recorded

Coughlin, Timothy with wife Mary of Donnervale(?), Limerick.  No location recorded.

Colbert, John of Clogheen, Tipperary.  Not placed

Collins, Richard, Jr., 18, of the city of Cork.  Located to the west half of Lot 2, Concession 12, Goulborne

Duggan, Jerry, aged 29 of Watergrass, Cork.  Not placed.

Duke, William, aged 23 of Kildonan, Cork.  Located to the east half of Lot 2, Concession 2, Ramsay.

Dolury, John, aged 24, wife Bridget, aged 20, of Mallow, Cork.  Located to the front part of the west half of Lot 21, Concession 5, Pakenham.

Donoghue, Patrick, 44 with wife Annie, 40 of Mallow, Cork.  Children Kate, 7; Margaret, 4;  Mary, 2. Not located in list.

Drake, William, 34 of Castletown, Cork.  Located to the east part of Lot 2, Concession 2, Ramsay.

Drooland, Edmund, aged 30, of Buttervant, Cork.  Located to Lot 24, Concession 12, Beckwith.

Doherty, John, wife Julia of Churchtown, Cork.  Children Patrick Edward and Daniel.  Located to the east part of Lot 23, Concession 7, Pakenham.

Dehul, Patrick, of Newmarket.  Located to the west part of Lot 26, Concession 7, Ramsay.

Donovan, Cornelius, of Fermoy, Cork.  Not located

Donohue, David, aged 44 with wife Mary of Bathesvant, Cork.  Children Kate, Nellie, Edmund, John, Joanna and Ann.  Located to the south half of Lot 24, Concession 12, Beckwith.

Donoghue, Jeffrey, wife Mary, of Liscarrol, Cork.  Children Catherine and Joseph.  Located to the east half of Lot 15(?) 16(?) 18(?), Concession 19, Huntley

Donovan, M. with wife Bridget of Buttervant, Cork.  Location not entered.

Dulmage, Jeremiah of Newcastle, Limerick.  No location

Dooley, George, 22 of Innes Coy(?), Clare.  Located to the front part of the west half of Lot 25(?), Concession 2(?) 3(?), Ramsay

Doherty, Joanna of Newcastle, Limerick.  Single woman and not located

Evans, John of Croom, Limerick.  Not located.

Transcriber’s Note:  There is some error below.  There are two listings given several apart but I transcribe them together. The only difference is the Concession number:

Flynn, James, 31, wife Margaret, 28, city of Cork.  Children William, 10; John, 8; Daniel 3. Located to the whole of Lot 9, Concession 10, Ramsay.

Flynn, James, 31, wife Margaret, 28 of Cork.  Children William, 10; John, 8; Daniel 3.  Located tot eh whole of Lot 9, Concession 12, Ramsay.

Fitzgerald, Margaret, aged 22.  Single woman of Ruthcormick, Cork. (See also below listing of a Margaret Fitzgerald, but with different home town and no age)

French, John, aged 24 wife Mary, 20 of Mallow, daughter Sarah, 2.  (nothing further as to location or no location.)

Field, Patrick, aged 22 of Mallow, Cork.  Located to the west half of Lot 1, Concession 12, Huntley.

Freen, Matthew, aged 20 of Ruthkate, Limerick.  Located to the east half of Lot 3, Concession 11, Ramsay.

Forrest, Richard with wife Kate of Newmarket, Cork.  Cornelius, Mary, and Joanna, adults and children of the family.  Located to the east part of Lot 22, Concession 2, Huntley.

Finn, John of Ballygibbon, Ireland.  Not located.

Fitzgerald, William of Killworth, Cork.  Not located.

Foey(?), Maurice of Chareville, Coy. Cork.  Not located.

Foley, Patrick, wife Helen of Castleyons.  Children Mary, John, David, Patrick Maurice, Helen.  Located to the front part of Lot 27, Concession 2, Ramsay.

Fitzgerald, Margaret, of Charleville, Cork. Single woman, not located.  (See also above listing for a Margaret Fitzgerald but with an age shown and from a different home town.)

Forrest, Timothy, 19 of Newmarket, Cork.  Located to the west half of Lot 20, Concession 11, Huntley.

Fitzgerald, Maurice, aged 23(?) of Castletown, Limerick.  Located to the west half of Lot 22, Concession 3, Pakenham.

Gubbins(?), William, 40, of Castletown Roche, Cork.  Located to the east half of Lot 10(?) Concession 1, Ramsay.

Gregg, William, aged 34, wife Fanny, 34 of Conna Cork.  Children William, 5; Mary, 4; Eliza, 1 (died August 5, 1823).  Michael Gregg, brother of the above, 33 and from the same place.  Located to the east half of Lot 17, Concession 10, Huntley.

Grogan, John, 30, wife Annie, 25 of Rachel, Limerick (son Michael born on arrival at the Bathurst District).  Located to the west half of Lot 17, Concession 10, Huntley

Galvin, Dennis, aged 19(?) of Mallow, Cork.  Not located

Green, John, aged 32, and with him Katherine Green, 22; Thomas Green, 30; Bastard(?) Green, 25; Ann Green, 23; John, 23; Rose; William 22; and Abigail, 25—all of Castletown Roche, Cork, (apparently of one family connection and related).  Located to the east half of Lot 22, Concession 3, Pakenham.  (Transcriber’s note, John, Rose, William and Abigail did NOT have the surname “Green” typed—also there was no age listed for Rose.)

Green, George, aged 20 of Castletown Roche, Cork.  Located to the rear part of Lot 3, Concession 5, Pakenham

Gold, David of  Charleville, Cork.  Not located.

Hennesey, Thomas, aged 43 and Hennessey, Thomas, Jr., of Castle Wrixon, Cork with children Honora, 16; Mary, 15; Eliza, 12.  Located to the east half of Lot 7, Concession 6, Ramsay.

Hanniver, George of Mallow, Cork.  Not located

Henley, Patrick, aged 40 wife Abbie, aged 40 of Fermoy, Cork.  Sister Mary, 20 and children.  (Transcriber’s note what follows next is no name, just an age—“14”); Margaret, 5.  Located to the east part of Lot 9, Concession 2, Ramsay.

Hoare, Patrick, aged 29 of Fermoy, Cork.  Located to the east half of Lot 2, Concession 10, Goulborne.

Haleley, Dennis, aged 18 of Fermoy, Cork.  Located to the front part of the west half of Lot 7, Concession 1, Ramsay.

Horan, Michael, aged 30 of Freemont, Cork.  Located to the west half of Lot 25, Concession 1, Ramsay.

Horan, Michael of Mallow, Cork.  Located to the west half of Lot 23, Concession 1, Ramsay.

Hanlin, John with wife Elizabeth of Clogheen, Cork.  Not located.

Heelen, James with wife Mary of Clogheen, Cork.  Child Ellen.  Location not indicated.

Hickey, William of Micheltown.  Not located

Hannahan, George, aged 25(?), 35(?) of Melton, Cork.  Located to the west half of Lot 26(?) Concession 6(?), Pakenham.

Jessop, Francis, 25 of Kinsale, Cork.  Located to the west part of Lot 14, Concession 12, Ramsay.

(Transcribr’s Note:  The below listings for Keiffe(?) could also have been Kelffe all were hard to decipher)

Keiffe(?), Patrick, aged 35 of Lismore and son Thomas of Cork aged 16.  Not located.

Keiffe(?), John, aged 22 and James Keiffe(?), 20 of Watergrass(?) Hill, Cork.  Location not indicated.

Kennedy, Timothy, aged 25 of Charleville, Cork.  Located to the front part of the west part of Lot 1, Concession 5, Pakenham.

Keiffe, Cornelius of Clogheen, Tipperary. (Transcriber’s note, see other listings for “Clogheen, where they are shown in Cork.)  Not located.

Keiffe, John with wife Bridget of Fermoy, Cork.  Child Jeremiah.  Located to the east part of Lot 7, Concession 5, Ramsay.

Keiffe, Jeremiah, Sr., of Mitchelstown, Cork.  No location given.

Keiffe, Thomas, aged 19 of Lismore, Waterford.  Located to the east half of Lot 14, Concession 11, Ramsay.

Kelly, Christopher, of Buttervant, Cork.  Location not given.

Lynch, Daniel, aged 26(?) of Watergrass Hill, Cork.  Not located.

Leahy, William, aged 28; John, 25(?); Mary, 22; William, 30—all of Mitchelstown, Cork and related in family.  Located to the east half of Lot 23(?), Concession 10, Ramsay

Lynch, Michael, 25 with wife Julia, 22 of Castletown Roche.  Child Thomas, 8.  Also in company Katherine Lyons.  No location indicated.

Leahy (or Leahee), John, 20 of Conna(?), Cork.  Located to the west part of Lot 2, Concession 12, Huntley.

Leahy, Patrick, aged 40, wife Johanna, 34 of Conna(?), Cork.  Children Minnie, 11; John, 9; Mary, 7; Kate 3.  Location not given.

Landergan, James of Clogheen, Cork.  Not located.

Landergan, Patrick with wife Mary of Cloghen, Cork.  Not located.  (note the two different spellings of Clogheen and Cloghen—transcriber)

Lynch, Patrick, aged 22(?) of Croom, Limerick.  Located to the east part of Lot 8(?), Concession 3(?), Ramsay.

Madden, Thomas, aged 38 with wife Ellen, aged 32 of the city of Cork.  Children Jerry, 15; Mary, 9; John, 7; Thomas, Jr., 5(?).  Located to the east part of Lot 6, Concession 6, Ramsay.

Murphy, Patrick, aged 22(?) 32(?) of Churchtown, Cork.  Located to the west half of B, Concession 11, Goulborne.

Mansell, Martin, aged 23(?) 28(?) and Lawrence Mansell of Mitchelstown, Cork.  Located to the east part of Lot 23, Concession 11, Huntley.

Martin, John, aged 45, wife Ellen, aged 40 of Rothcormick, Cork.  Ellen, sister of the above settler.  Children James, 18; Mary, 16; Ellen, 12(?); Margaret, 10; Robert, 6; Kate, 2.  Located to the front part of the west half of Lot 25, Concession 7, Pakenham.

Meehan, Michael, aged 19 of Churchtown, Cork.  Located to the east part of Lot 7, Concession 9, Huntley.

Mahoney, Henry, aged 26; Bridget Mahoney, sister, aged 30 of Mallow, Cork.

Mara, John, aged 42, wife Joanna, 36 of Bathcormick(?), Cork.  Children Mary, 14; John, 19; Joanna, 8(?); Bridget, 6(?); Thomas, 5; Ellen, 3.  Location not indicated.

Murphy, Mary, aged 24 of Clougheen, Cork.  Single woman and not placed on land.

Mara, James, aged 34 of the city of Cork.  Located to the east half of Lot 13, Concession 10, Goulborne.

Madden, Jeremiah, aged 17 of the city of Cork.  Under age for location on lands, personally.

Mann, Timothy, wife Johanna of Charleville, Cork.  Children James, Bridget and Martin.  Located to the east part Lot 23, Concession 12, Pakenham.

Mullins (or Mullane), Jeremiah, aged 35, wife Joanna of Ballygibbin, Cork.  Located to the east part of Lot 13, Concession 10, Ramsay.

Magner, James, with wife Helen of Mallow, Cork.  Children Mary and Jude.  Located to the west half of Lot 23, Concession 11, Huntley.

Murphy, Denis, wife Margaret of Churchtown, Cork.  Children Patrick, Bart, Joanna, Margaret.  Location not indicated.

Mealy, Patrick, aged 32 of Ladanton, Cork.  Located to the east part of Lot 21, Concession 11, Huntley.

Meehan, John, 24 with wife Honora of Churchtown, Cork.  Children Michael and Mary.  Located to the east part of Lot 18, Concession 10, Huntley.

Mullane, Jeremiah, 33 of Ballygibben, Cork.  Located to the east half of Lot 13, Concession 10(?) 16(?) Ramsay.

McCarthy, Charles, aged 27 of Rathkeel, Limerick.  Located to the west half of Lot 18, Concession 7, Ramsay.

McDonnell, James, aged 26 of Rathkeel, Limerick.  Location not indicated.

McAuliffe, Garrett, aged 22 of Newmarket, Cork.  No location.

McMara, Matthew, aged 22 of Mallow, Cork.  Not located.

McCarthy, John, aged 20 of Klifernan(?), Limerick.  Located to the west half of Lot 9, Concession 8, Goulborne.

McCarthy, M. with wife Katherine of Mallow, Cork.  Location not given.

McKan, John of Croom, Limerick.  Not located.

McGarnn, M. of Liscarrel, Cork.  Not located.

McGrath, James, 28 of Ballyporen, Tipperary.  Located to the west half of Lot 15, Concession 10, Huntley.

Nagle, Michael, aged 35 with wife Mary, aged 32 of Mallow, Cork.  Children David, 10; Ellen, 8; Mary, 6; and Morris, 3.

Numan, John, aged 22 with wife Kate, 22 of Mallow, Cork.  Child Mary, aged 3.  Located to the west half of Lot 13(?) 18(?), Concession 9, Huntley.

Nelligan, Patrick, aged 26 of Donnervalle, Cork.  Located to the east half of Lot 18, (Concession number not given), Ramsay.

Nagle, Garrett, with wife Honora of Fermoy, Cork. Children Garrett, Jr., Richard, John, Patrick, Michael, James, Mary Ann.  Located to the east half of Lot 26, Concession 9, Ramsay.

O’Brien, John, aged 34 of Kanturk, Cork.  Not located.

O’Elarberty, Jerry, aged 24 of Lismore, Waterford.  Not located.

O’Brien, Thomas aged 27 of Mallow, Cork.  Not located.

O’Brien, Timothy, aged 36 of Kenturk, Cork.  Located to the east half of Lot 19, Concession 12, Huntley.

Phelan, John, aged 37 of Kilmore, Tipperary, wife Katherine, 35.  Children Denis, 14; Michael, 9; Ellen, 7; John, Jr., 4; Joanna, 5.  Located to the east part of Lot 18(?), Concession 1, Ramsay.

Quinn, Timothy, aged 40 with wife Mary, 28 of Cork. Children Kate, 5 and John, 3.  Not located.

Riley, Brian, aged 33 of Dundram, Tipperary.  Located to the west part of Lot 20, Concession 5, Ramsay.

Riley, John of Tipperary.  No location.

Riley, Eliza and Riley, Elizabeth.  Two young women aged 24 and 22 respectively.  Not attached to families of the same name above.

Ryan, Martin, 36 with wife Margaret, 30 of Six Mile Bridge, County Clare.  Children Michael, 12; Matt(?) Marty(?) Mart.(?), 8; John 6; Katherine, 4; James, 2.  Location not indicated.

Regan, Daniel, 43; John, 18; James, 16; Mary, 14; Kate, 12; Daniel, Jr., 8(?) 6(?); Patrick 2.  Located to the west part of Lot 19, Concession 5(?), Ramsay.  (Transcriber’s note, there was no listing of a wife nor of a home town.)

Ryan, Daniel, aged 37, wife Mary, 33 of Kanturk, Cork. Children Mary, 12 and Bridget, 8, Cornelius, 6, and John, 3.   Located to the east half of Lots 7 & 8, Concession 5(?) 3(?), Ramsay.

Reardon, William, 22 of Mallow, Cork.  Located to the front part of the east half of Lot 23(?), Concession 5, Ramsay.

Reilly, Michael, 25, of Dundurn, Tipperary.  Located to the east half of Lot 20, Concession 5(?), Ramsay.

Ring, John of Kanturk, Cork.  Not located.

Ryan, Cornelius, aged 39 of Anglesborough, Limerick.  Located to the front part of Lot 4, Concession 3(?) 5(?), Ramsay.

Roche, James, aged 20, of Mitchelstown, Cork. Location not indicated.

Ruble, John, aged 17 of Mallow, Cork.  Under age for land location.

Roche, John, aged 27 of Charlesville, Cork.  Not Located

Regan, Michael, aged 28 of Mallow, Cork.  Not Located

Ryan, David, aged 48 of Mallow, Cork.  Located to the west half of Lot 19, Concession 5(?), Ramsay.  (Transcriber’s note—per above text, emigrants past the age of 45 were not taken, but I checked this age twice and while many numbers are blurred and hard to read, this age definitely looks like “48”)

Rourke, Patrick, wife Mary, of Newcastle, Limerick.  Located to the east part of Lot 23, Concession 3, Ramsay.

Rahalty(?), Timothy, wife Mary of Newcastle, Limerick.  Children  Jeremiah and Patrick.  Located to the east part of Lot 7 (concession not shown), Ramsay.

Roche, Cornelius, wife Bridget, of Donerville, Cork.  Children John and Denis.  No location indicated.

Ryan, Patrick of Mitchelstown, Cork.  No location.

Ray (or Rae), James, aged 24, wife Mary of Donerville, Cork.  Child  Margaret.  Located to the west half of Lot 21, Concession 3(?) 5(?), Ramsay.

Roche, James, wife Norah of Cloghuen, Cork.  Children Ellen, Morris, Joann, Michael.  Located to the west part of Lot 15, Concession 9, Huntley.

Ryan, William of Croom(?), Limerick.  Not located.

Ryan, John, aged 20 of Mallow, Cork.  Located to the east part of Lot 19(?), Concession 5, Ramsay.

Sullivan, Patrick, aged 32 with wife Mary, 30.  Child  Mary. Of Mallow, Cork.  Location not given.

Shea, Robert, aged 36 with wife Mary, aged 28 of Mallow, Cork.  Child  Simon, 2.  Location not given.

Sullivan, John, aged 31 of Watergrass Hill, Cork.  Not mentioned as to location.

St. Leger, Thomas, aged 36(?) of Six Mile Bridge, County Clare.  No location indicated.

Stevenson (or Staneon), Thomas, 38, with wife Susan, 30 of Six Mile Bridge, County Clare.  Children Walter, 18; Ann, 16; Margaret, 14; Anthony, 10; Susan, 8; Mary, 6; Bell, 2.  Located to the east part of Lot 23, Concession 9, Ramsay.

Sherwood, Thomas, aged 43 of Six Mile Bridge, County Clare.  Located to the west part of Lot 23, Concession 9, Ramsay.

Shanahan, George, aged 23 of Kanturk, Cork.  Not located.

Shanahan, Denis, aged 21 of Charleville, Cork.  Located to the front part of the west half of Lot 24, Concession 8, Pakenham.

Shea, James, aged 23 of Newmarket, Cork.  One child, Elian(?) Ellen(?), 4.  No location indicated.

Stenson, Walter, aged 22.  Fermoy, Cork.  Located to the west part of Lot 6, Concession 5, Pakenham.

Sheehan, Edward, aged 25 of Mallow, Cork.  Single man and not located.

Sayward, James, aged 21 of Castledown Roche, Cork.  Not in location.

Sullivan, John, aged 19 of Ballyhannon, Donegal County.  Located to the front part of the west half of Lot 7, Concession 7, Goulborne

Sullivan, John with wife Mary, of Donnervalie(?), Cork.  Children Betty, John, Jr., Mary, Mattie, Margaret.  Located to the back part of the east half of Lot 6, Concession 4, Goulborne.

Sweeney (or Sweeney), Dennis and of adults of the family, Mary, Margaret, Kitty and Joanna.  Children Patrick, Cornelius and Dennis.  All of Buttervant, Cork.  Location not specified.

Sheehan, Timothy, with wife Mary of Liscarrol, Cork.  Children Mary, Joanna, Maurice, Howard and Cornelius.  Located to the east part of Lot 16, Concession 3, Ramsay.

Slattery, Patrick, with wife Helen of Clougheen, Cork.  Children Kathleen, Mary, Patrick.  Location not given.

Smitherwick, Robert of Mitchelstown.  Single man and not given location.

Sheehan, James with wife Mary of Buttervant.  Children John, James, Patrick, Margaret, Mary.  Located to the east part of Lot 11, Concession 4, Ramsay.

Scanlon, James with wife Helen of Mitchelstown, Cork.  Children James and Bridget.  Located to the east half of Lot 1(?) 2(?) 3(?) Concession 11, Ramsay.

Sullivan, M. of Croom, Limerick.  Location not given.

Shea, Morris, of Charleville, Cork.  No location given.

Swiney, Nellie of Castleyon, Ireland.  Single woman and not located on lands.

Sullivan, Charles with wife Hannah of Killworth, Cork.  No location specified.

Scanlon, Jeremiah of Kilfinnan.  Left party at Murphy’s Falls on route to the Bathurst District.

Thompson, John, aged 25 with wife Margaret, 22 of Fermoy, Cork.  Child Matthew, 2.  Located to the west half of Lot 12, Concession 11, Ramsay.

Twoomey, James, 24 of Mallow, Cork (a note saying that he left the boat on the way to Prescott).

Toughel, James, with wife Helen of Doneraile(?), Ireland.  Child Betty.  Located to the east part of Lot 19, Concession 11, Huntley.

Turkay, John with wife Annie of Buttervant.  Children Joseph, Robert, John, Matthew, Eliza, Edward, Albert, Luke, Thomas.  (illegible word—same??) family, but location not indicated

Teskey, James, aged 44 of Rathkill, Limerick.  Located to the west half of Lot 7, Concession 11(?), Ramsay.

Teskey, Joseph, 24 of Rathkill, Limerick.  Located to the east half of Lot 3, Concession 11, Ramsay.

Wynne, Richard, aged 28 of Kanturk, Cork.  No location.

White, John, aged 19 of Cougheen, Tipperary.  Located to the east half of Lot 3, Concession 11,Goulborne.

Ward, David, aged 40, of Ashford, Limerick.  Located to the west half of Lot 7, Concession 10, Ramsay.

White, James, aged 38 of Cloughan, Tipperary.  Located to the east half of Lot 17, Concession 10, Huntley.

William, George, aged 28 of Clackmannan, Cork.  Located to the west half of Lot 25, Concession 6, Ramsay.

White, Michael, aged 44 and James White, father and son from Clougheen, Tipperary.  Located to the west half of Lot 3, Concession 11, Goulborne.

Mr. and Mrs. Hiram McCrae of Clougheen, Tipperary.  Located to the west half of Lot 2, Concession 11, Goulborne.

Ward, David, with wife Allie of Newmarket, Cork.  Children Mary, Norah, Bess.  Located to the west part of Lot 7, Concession  4, Ramsay.

Welsh, William, with wife Honora of Mallow, Cork.  Located to the west part of the east half of Lot 20(?), Concession 11, Goulborne.

White, William, 18 of Coulgheen, Tipperary.  Located to the west part of Lot 20, Concession 9, Huntley.

White, Thomas, aged 38(?) of Clougheen, Tipperary. Located to the east part of Lot 17, Concession 10(?) 16(?), Huntley.

Young, John, aged 41, wife Katharine, aged 39 of Adare, Limerick.  Children, Rachel, 19; Margaret, 18(?); Letitia(?), 17; Dorothy, 15; Kate, 13; Mary Ann, 5; Harriet, 3; Henry, 3 (twins).  Located to the east half of Lot 3, Concession 10, Ramsay.

The revised list to those who took ship made on the 7th August while on the ocean and before reaching Canada showed the following:

On the “Hebe”, 198 persons over 14 years of age and 91 children. On the “Stakesby” 194 persons over 14 and 94 children.  Total for the “Hebe” 289 and for the “Stakesby” 278.

As the statement has been written that the “projected emigration would number about 2,000 souls” it may be added that in the following emigration of 1825 from Cork many who did not secure passage during July were taken and so bringing the total of those who left Ireland up to between 2,000 and 3,000


Received from: Christine Spencer - [email protected]                                                      Posted: 09 November, 2005.