Lawrence BURNS and Ellen CUNNINGHAM
(Ellen was from County Down, Ireland)
September 4, 2004:
looking for information on lawrence burns
born aprox 1870 married to ellen cunningham
from county down ireland
their children were hilda mary burns born
may 8 1891 in ottawa and agnes victoria burns born 1898.
this is all the information i have
any help would be appreciated
Here is a cemetery transcription from Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa:
"Lawrence Burns died July 1, 1927 aged 61 years 3 months.
His wife Ellen Cunningham died
April 24, 1948 aged 83 years, 11 months
Agnes Burns wife of Joseph Cox 1898-1933
... Al Lewis
August 26, 2007:
My Uncle John Burns is a grandson of Lawrence & Ellen.
The info I have located for this line thus far;
Lawrence Burns born March 18, 1861 @ Ottawa. He is the son of Michael J
Burns & Catherine O'Brien. I know Michael was born in Ireland, not sure
of the area as yet. I don't have any further info on Catherine O"Brien.
Lawrence married Ellen Cunningham daughter of John Cunningham & Agnes
Trainor, all from County Down Ireland, on November 26, 1889.
Lawrence & Ellen had the following children: John Lawrence, Thomas & Joe.
Lawrence & Ellen lived @ 4 Willow Street Ottawa, and after Lawrence's
death July 1, 1927, Ellen continued to reside there as Uncle John
remembers visiting her at this place.
If you are from this line I would be interested in hearing from you. I
will pass along the info to my uncle.
I'm forwarding this marriage registration for Lawrence & Ellen. This has the
majority of info I've located. I do have the death info for Lawrence. I've also
located death info for a Michael J Burns, I'm not sure that it is Lawrence's father.
Need further investigation.
March 5, 2008:
Hi Al: I found this 1851 census recently for Michael Burns & Catherine O'Brien,
they are living in the Richmond area and most likely Fallowfield.
I know you mentioned that your Burns' livied on Sophia / Willow Street Ottawa,(the
original name was Sophia) which number was it? From info from Uncle John they did
have a store at the corner, not sure if it was # 2 or 4. They would have been related
I've also located a Lawrence Burns married to a Marguerite Doyle of Hull and they
had a son Michael Burns. I'll send you this doc in the next email.
March 7, 2008:
John Lawrence Kilroe-1782-1850 & Mary Dunne-1799-1873 [My Great Great Grandparents]
Catherine Kilroe-1823-1899 & Thomas Kehoe-1816-1905 [My Great Grandfather’s Sister]
Catherine Kehoe-1863-1919 & John A. Hanratty 1855-?
Mary Catherine Hanratty-1895-? & John Lawrence Burns
John – Ann—Mary—Burns
I think John, Ann and Mary would be my third Cousins..
Let me know if you wish more info…
July 16, 2009:
Hi Al ,
thought you might like to see one of the burns ancestors just received this
great pic of my great granny Hilda Mary Burns ( baptised as Mary Catherine
Burns) b Ottawa july 8 1891 daughter of lawrence burns and ellen cunningham
Also came across some more information on her parents, Lawrence burns worked
as a messenger in the privy council office in the 1890's at a pay rate of
$1 44 per day and found Ellen cunningham listed as house maid 21 mckay st
1889 -1891 which was then Earnscliffe Home of the 1st primeminister.
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