Daniel BEATTIE / BEATTY and Jane SMITH
County Wicklow, Ireland to March Township, Ontario before 1830
Son Alexander BEATTY is ML# 504 (McCabe List of 1829)
November 13, 2007:
Daniel BEATTY was born about 1778 in County Wicklow, Ireland. At first we
thought the town of Wicklow but now are not sure at all, it could also
have been County Wexford although we do know for sure that he lived in Co.
Wicklow and in particular a little village of Kilcarra. This we traced
from some Canadian records. Daniel Beatty died 29 Dec 1862 and is buried
in St. John's Anglican Church cemetery in South March, County Carleton,
Ontario. I have seen his grave and many other of the clan there although
becoming so worn it is difficult to read.
Daniel married Jane SMITH in Arklow, County Wicklow. Family lore states that
Jane came to Canada with Daniel and their children but we have found no
trace of her whatsoever. They came through Montreal, Quebec where they
stay a short time and proceeded on to Bytown (now Ottawa) where he settled
with his family on the Ottawa River to farm.
Daniel and Jane brought with them 5 children and these are the only
children we know of.
1. Alexander b 1807 in Co. Wicklow and died Aug 28, 1882 in Co.
Carleton. It is from his census record that we found out about Kilcarra.
(have contacted Alex's direct relative and keep in touch).
Alexander married Catherine Shirley in St. John's Anglican Church, South March.
Catherine was the daughter of William Shirley and Mary Ounaghan. She was born
1816 in Ireland and is buried in St. Isidore, R.C. Church
2. Thomas b 1810 (my direct line) in Co. Wicklow and died Oct 22, 1894
in South March. Thomas married Elizabeth Graham in Christ Church, Bytown, she
was the daughter of John Graham and Mary Argue. His second wife was Elisa Hoag;
3. John b 1811 Co. Wicklow and died May 15, 1838 South March.
4. Michael b 1811 Co. Wicklow, died Dec 11, 1847. Michael married Margaret Graham,
5. Helen (Ellen) b 1817, Arklow, died May 27, 1899, South March
although her branch now resides in Virginia, USA and I have been and keep
in touch with them. Helen (also known as Ellen) married John Wilson, son of
Moses Wilson and Martha Bell.
Daniel had a brother John BEATTY who resided in Shelton, Co. Wicklow where
I believe he is a farmer. He and some of his descendents are buried in
Old Kilbride. I was fortunate enough to find 1 tombstone there, the gorse
won over the others. I believe John married an Eleanor and they had 6
known children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. I know very little of this branch
except that I have a copy of a letter from Uncle John to his nephew
Michael which has given us some information. The following might not be
exactly accurate but hopefully close enough that maybe someone will
recognize something to help meet the family I know in my heart still
reside in Ireland.
1. John, a teacher, married an Arklow girl and has an excellent school in the
North near Newry, his wife keeps a girl's school in the same house
2. Michael - Abt 1814, die Aug 18, 1868, Shelton Demense, married Jane
SHERWOOD Aug 15, 1848. He was a gardener and had a "good position".
4. Alar was in the police
6. Margaret m Thomas DOYLE Aug 1, 1846, New Kilbride Church. Both were
teachers, he in Ballymoile. Witnesses for the wedding were Michael
BEATTY and Matthew DOYLE. Margaret was born in Shelton. In a letter from
Uncle John "The youngest lives with me but has a school from Miss PROBY.
Salary nearly £20 a year". The date of the letter would mean she married
2 years after that letter.
We know that 1 daughter was married at least twice and moved to Dublin.
Family lore has always said we were connected to the Wexford Beatty's and
in particular Lord Admiral Beatty. Family returned to Ireland on a couple
of occasions to visit family in Wicklow and Wexford.
Sorry this is so long but it is a complicated family. I have much more
information and names from Uncle John's letter which might give us a lead,
these were 'neighbors' of Daniels.
Will send a separate email with the names I can relate to.
Thanks for reading and if anyone even thinks they might have a connection
or know someone I would love to hear from you.
I have to thank Cara and Peggy (firstname.lastname@example.org)for all their assistance to
date and encouragement. I would never have found some of my info without them.
Other related surnames are:
Elizabeth & Margaret GRAHAM, d/o John GRAHAM and Mary ARGUE (some info on
Grahams, lots on Argue)
John WILSON (Cavan, Ire) son of Moses WILSON & Martha BELL
Kindest regards to all,
January 11, 2014:
I am still searching for signs / burials of Jane Beatty, wife of Daniel from Wicklow, Ireland. I have
been able to ascertain by census that she died prior to 1851 probably prior to 1830. In reviewing early
cemeteries it would seem that she may have been buried at St. James in Hull. Do you know where I could
find any records from there or have any idea where else I might search.
They lived in South March, Carleton County, Daniel is buried in St. Johnís there
however Jane is not nor is she in St. Maryís where 1 of her sonís is.
Any help very much appreciated.
I think that your best bet is to contact the Ottawa Diocese Anglican Archives at http://www.ottawa.anglican.ca
They will have this info for you.
E-mail Charlene, Anne Burgess and Al Lewis
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