Bagot and Blythfield Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
November 11, 2008:
At the time of the 1881 census, there were 1,126 persons residing in Bagot and Blythfield Township.
Bagot Township, Renfrew County, 1870's Lot and Concession Numbers
Source: McGill University Digital Atlas Project
Names for search engine: Calabogie Lake, Madawaska River, Norway Lake and Hurd's Lake
I have become so frustrated at trying to surmount this family brickwall which should in no way be difficult as there were only
a handful of McNee / McNie families in Bagot Township abt 1840 & on (the family of Duncan McNee and the family of Alexander McNee).
I am so hoping that if my query is posted to the Bytown site perhaps someone out there knows????. The brickwall consists of my
2ndgrandmother - Isabella nee McNee/McNie who married Archibald Gillespie Cameron (son Alexander and Flora nee Gillespie).
Isabella (called Bella) was born abt 1860/1 and on her marriage record it states her birthplace as Bagot with her parents John
Green McNie/McNee and wife Margaret . No maiden name is provided for Margaret. I have looked at all the Johns (both families
mentioned above had sons named John) born to the known McNie/McNee at Bagot who would fit the birth year framework for John and
no luck (they all have married but not to a Margaret).
I would appreciate it very much if my query could be posted and please anyone who knows anything.
Most of my line are the early settlers of the area from McNab, Bagot, Pakenham (the Camerons - Angus and Catherine
as well as Alexander and Flora - my line/ Richard Evans and Rachel nee Code, Barber and Granger, Story, Rivington / Remington,
Revington, Cavanaghs, etc).
I have documented a lot of info on the lines(as far back in Canada as the records allow - usually abt 1830s to 1850s and am trying
to end them in the 1900's so that anyone else doing their history will possibly be able to connect because the most current generation
will be their grandparents or greatgrandparents which most people should know. I have include as many children and their spouses &
children and so on as I could find.
November 23, 2008:
Here is a Duncan McNee living in Drummond Township (south of Bagot Township in Lanark County, c. 1870):
Full record for McNee, Duncan
Last Name: McNee
First Name: Duncan
Dates b.: 1810
Year Settled: 1821
Post Offic:e Balderson
Concession and Lot Lot size
VI, 2 200
VI, 3 50
Source: McGill University Digital Atlas Project, residents of Drummond Township.
and here is the Duncan McNee family in the 1881 census for Lanark South, Drummond:
1881 Census Place: Drummond, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375869 NAC C-13233 Dist 111 SubDist I Div 1 Page 31 Family 132+
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Occupation Religion
Duncan MCNEE M M 70 Scottish Scotland Farmer C. Presbyterian
Margaret MCNEE F M 58 Scottish Ontario C. Presbyterian
Lilly MCNEE F 26 Scottish Ontario C. Presbyterian
Annie Y. MCNEE F 24 Scottish Ontario C. Presbyterian
Maggie MCNEE F 20 Scottish Ontario C. Presbyterian
John B. MCNEE M 18 Scottish Ontario School Teacher C. Presbyterian
James E. MCNEE M 15 Scottish Ontario C. Presbyterian
April 17, 2009:
Kim is also researching her Tetlock / Tatlock ancestors in Drummond Township. There is a village
in Lanark Township called "Tatlock". I'm pretty sure that this is the 1800's Irish pronunciation for Tetlock. This village is noted
for it's concentration of deposits of gypsum. There are large white outcrops of gypsum all around that area.
There are two spectacular small trout lakes in this area which were originally stocked by the Provincial Government from the White
Lake Hatchery on Highway 7. These lakes are Peterwhite Lake (Speckled Trout) and Murray Lake (Lake Trout). Both of these lakes seem
to now be closed to public fishing. Shame.
November 20, 2012:
I am looking for any information on my grandfather William Charles Aloishes Joseph Mooney who settled in Bagot and Blythfield
Township around 1870's. He lived at Norway Lake for a time and then on a farm on Whalen Rd. north of Calabogie...he was a cook
in a logging camp around the Bonnechere - Ottawa Rivers...married a Matilda Jane Anderson and raised
12 children around Calabogie, Admaston, Renfrew areas.
Any information or where I might find and info would be greatly appreciated. I have been trying to get information from my
many cousins who still live around Renfrew but it has become an interesting job.
He was born Drury Lane, London and came to Canada on the Polynesian Ship in 1868, then farmed around Ottawa for a while
and then moved to Renfrew area, married and raised his family.
Good evening, Barbara-Ann:
Thanks for your e-mail regarding William Mooney and his wife Matilda Jane Anderson.
Have you found William and/or Matilda Jane in the census records? Iím thinking that he may be either in the Ottawa area
census for 1871 or 1881 and will probably be in the Renfrew County area after that. Do you know when they were married
and where and what religion were they? The census records would also give us the names of their children.
Is it OK with you if I add your e-mail to our web page at www.bytown.net/bagottownship.htm in case other researchers
may have some information for you? Please let me know.
Iíll also have a look for these surnames and see what I can find.
Thanks for this.
... Al Lewis
Thanks so much for your reply.....I did find them in the census along with their some of their children.....in the 1911 census
they spelled it Money instead of Mooney....I actually found out about Matilda's father and his father which was fascinating for me.
My grandfather was born in 1867 and Died in 1959, married Matilda Jane Anderson not sure of date....they had 12 children....my mother
was the last girl born and had a twin brother James. She was born at Norway Lake and went to school in Calabogie....
Then a friend of mine gave me the 1851 census, 1871 cenus and 1891 and the last one 1911 where the name is written as Money.
Go right ahead and add my email to your web page.....I would appreciate any info I could get on where my grandfather worked
as a cook in a lumber camp....and where he worked around Ottawa back in the mid 1800's onwards. My mother told me he went away
every winter to the lumber camp and would return in the spring.
Their religion is listed as Free Church and Matilda's parents were from Scotland and was born 1878 according to the 1891 Census.
The interesting thing is I find children's name's that I never heard about....I know my grandmother had at least 2 or 3 possibly
more to someone other than my grandfather.
Again many thanks.
September 4, 2013:
Just fixing some formatting.
E-mail Kim Cameron-Friel, Barbara-Ann Lajoie and Al Lewis
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