Patrick BURNS and Catherine DUNN
Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada, before 1862,
and the mysterious Mrs. McGillicuddy
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 ancestry.ca.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 www.bytown.net/mcbride.htm. 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 www.bytown.net/burnspatrick1862.htm 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
E-mail Michael Daley, Mary Quinn, Gail Nakayama and Allan Lewis
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