Michael CONWAY and Bridget DOHERTY ? from County Mayo, Ireland,
to the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, before 1850
and then to Gloucester Township, Ontario, Canada

September 14, 2011:

To All 

Researched our Conway Family connection to the Canada East 1851 (1852) census of Ottawa County, Hull District, con.9-16 (Gatineau Valley).

Michael Conway (my GG-GF)and spouse Bridget Doherty, both from County Mayo, are listed along with nine (9) children 
living in a Log House as noted above. 

This same Conway Family moved to Gloucester after the 1851 Census but before the 1861 Census and are 
listed as a Founding Family of Gloucester in a Historical Society publication. They appear in all the 
Census for this area from 1861 until the early 1900s’.

We have a fairly complete record of all Family members as we move forward from 1851 to this date. We would 
like to know if Michael Conway is connected to other area Conway’s,(for example, James Conway), 
when did they leave Ireland, why, and on what Vessel. Where did they land, and why did they end up in 
Ottawa County, Hull District?

Directing  me to an information source would be greatly appreciated.

Our Family Tree is Public and are willing to share our research and data if anyone is interested.
October 8, 2011: Update on “Conway Family 0f Ottawa” as per earlier emails. The Conway Family of Ottawa begins in Ireland with Michael Conway (1798-1861) and Spouse Bridget Doherty (1811-1877) Our research has yet to discover any information on the origin of family, parents or siblings for Michael or Bridget. They were married around 1830 at a RC Church, Town of Easky, County Sligo and lived in Townland of Belladoon, Parish of Kilfian, County Mayo. They came to Canada around 1837, settling in Ottawa County, Hull District, Rang 9-16, with four (4) children born in Ireland, as recorded in the 1851 Canada Census (actually carried out in 1852). (Mayo, Quebec ?) Michael (1798-1861) M Bridget (1811-1877) F Anne (1830-)) Dennis (1831-1903) John (1834) Margaret (1836-) Sometime between 1851 and 1861 this Family relocated to Russell County, Ontario, as recorded in the 1861 Canada Census, living in Junction Gore, Lot 25., Conc. 3. The Family had grown in size to nine (9) children with five (5) born in Canada. Michael (1798-1861) M Bridget (1811-1877) F Anne (1830-)) Dennis (1831-1903) (m. Jane Cyr in 1864) John (1834) Margaret (1836-) Catherine (1838) Bridget (1842) (m. Thomas Cyr in 1880) Mary (1844) Michael (1845) Pat (1847) The 1871 Canada Census lists the following family members The Father, Michael, died in 1861 and other family members noted in earlier Census had either moved away, married or deceased. Dennis was now the family head, married in 1864 to Jane Cyr with three (3) children. Dennis (1831-1903) F (m. Jane Cyr in 1864) Jane (Eugenie) (1844-) M Spouse Margaret (1866) Michael (1868) (m. Maude Kingsbury) John (1870—1941) (m. Catherine O’Toole in 1900+/- re-married Mary Parisienne in 1918+/-) The 1881 Canada Census lists the following living on the Homestead Lot 25. Conc. 3, Junction Gore. Dennis (1831-1903) F (m. Jane Cyr in 1864) Jane (Eugenie) (1844-) M Spouse Margaret (1866) m. Albert Choquette in 1890) Michael (1868) (m. Maude Kingsbury) John (1870—1941) (m. Catherine O’Toole in 1900+/- re-married Mary Parisien in 1918+/-) James (1873-1930) George (1878) Pat (1847) (brother of Dennis) The 1891 Canada Census lists the following living on the Homestead Lot 25. Conc. 3, Junction Gore. Dennis (1831-1903) F (m. Jane Cyr in 1864) Jane (Eugenie) (1844-) M Spouse Margaret (1866) (m. Albert Choquette in 1890) Michael (1868) (m. Maude Kingsbury) John (1870—1941) (m. Catherine O’Toole in 1900+/- re-married Mary Parisien in 1918+/-) James (1873-1930) George (1878) Addie (1882) (m. Joseph Pion) Pat (1847) (brother of Dennis) We can provide information on this Conway Family after this period should anyone wish to contact me directly. Many dates provided here are approximate, due to variance in ages recorded at time of Census. Regards ... Ron Conway _________________________ See also the family of James CONWAY and Sarah Alice DUNN who settled in neighbouring Osgoode Township.

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