Patrick BURNS and Catherine DUNN
Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada, before 1862,
and the mysterious Mrs. McGillicuddy

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
May 30, 2015:

On the 1863 map of Osgoode Township farms, a Patrick Burns has lands on the Manotick Station Road.
I am trying to see if this Patrick Burns and his wife Catherine Dunn / Dunne are connected 
to my Great Great Grandparents, Lawrence Burns and Margaret Doyle who pioneered in the same 

The name Patrick was not used in my Burns ancestors but I remember my Grandmother mentioning the name 
McGillicuddy, whose surname appears in the following 1862 record from the Church at Enniskerry.
See posting on June 21, 2015.

Source: Drouin Records at

Patrick BURNS and Catherine DUNN, 1862 in Osgoode Township
Their daughter is named Elizabeth and the sponsors were Terrence McGee and Ann McGilicuddy. Does anyone recall this McGillicuddy family in Osgoode Township? I distinctly remember my grandmother, 1885-1957, speaking about a Mrs. McGillicuddy - a name which stuck in my mind as a youngster. ... Al ... Al
June 1, 2015: Here is another baptism for Mary, daughter of Patrick and Catherine Burns / Byrnes, from the same church. One of the sponsors is Margaret O'Brien.
Patrick BURNS and Catherine DUNN, 1863 in Osgoode Township

June 22, 2015: Lawrence McGILLICUDDY and Monica KELLY Hi Al & Mary going through my hand written notes 1981 I found this birth Lawrence McGillicuddy born Nov 16 1861 son of Lawrence McGillicuddy & Moninica Kelly. Signed by Father O'Boyle. I was not looking for anything in particular ?? ... Michael Daley ______________________________ Note: There are several McGillicuddy families in the 1901 and 1911 census reords for By Ward in Lowertown. ... Al
New February 10, 2016 There is a query dated May 30, 2015 regarding Patrick Byrne & Catherine Dunn and their relationship to Lawrence Burns & Margaret Doyle. Patrick O'Byrne and Catherine Dunn are my gg-grandparents. Patrick (1836-1891) is said to be from Belfast, Ireland and is the son of Daniel O'Byrne and Jane McBride. Daniel and his wife emmigrated to Canada with 6 of their 10 children, but none that I have found are named Lawrence. The family moved around for a while but eventually settled in South Indian, now Limoges east of Ottawa. They relocated again in the 1920's to Vermont, USA. Gail -------------- Good morning, Gail: Thanks very much for your interesting e-mail. I wondered for a long time about Patrick Burns and finally found him and Catherine Dunn in the records of St. John the Evangelist parish in Enniskerry. I wonder if this family was related to the McBride family at Miles McBride married Mary Burns. I thought that this Mary was one of mine, but she may be related to your Patrick Burns? Is it OK with you if I add your e-mail to our web page at as a contact for other researchers? Please let me know. We must be related somehow in the South Gloucester / Osgoode Township neighbourhood! Thanks again for this! ... Al Lewis
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