Abraham BOLAND / BOWLAND and Mary McBRIDE
County Armagh, Ireland to Bytown to Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
ML# 244

February 15, 2005:

I am trying to find information on the following:
 
Abraham Boland / Bowland from County Armagh Ireland c.1828 married Mary McBride 
from County Donegal Ireland.

They married in Bytown about 1828-30 and their first born son William was born 
in 1831 and baptized at Christ Church Cathedral Bytown (Anglican) in 1833 on Sparks Street. 

They then went to the Eganville area (in Renfrew County) where Abraham had a stopping place at 
Cedar Rapids just west of Eganville. No doubt Abraham met John Egan, for whom 
Eganville is named, in Aylmer, Quebec as that is also where he probably met his 
wife to be Mary McBride. See also the lumbering industry in the Valley.
 
I would appreciate any information anyone might have on the family of Mary McBride 
and / or Abraham Boland, as well as any possible sources of info.
 
Many thanks
Bob Murphy 
(my great great grandparents were Abraham and Mary)
New February 23, 2005: Hi Al I believe there is a good chance that the Boland in the McCabe List is the Boland who is my ancestor. I am not 100% sure but four of his sons had the same names as his brothers in Ireland. He also came from County Armagh townland of Grange and the year of 1829 is when he was probably in the Bytown / Aylmer area. Thanks for your assistance and I have no objection to adding the above to the Boland page. Regards Bob PS Another ancestor of mine was Nathaniel James came to the Lanark County area about 1830--1840 and then went with his family to the Renfrew area around Douglas, Ontario He was the father of my great grandmother and she married George one of Abraham's sons. ... Bob

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