Patrick CORBETT and Elizabeth SPEARMAN
County Tipperary, Ireland to Goulbourn Township and McGillvray Township, Ontario, Canada
Talbot Party Settlers in 1819
also William BRADLEY Sr., County Wexford, Ireland to Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada



The Corbett Tavern Donated to Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario, Canada
April 19, 2009: Hello Al Lewis; I am writing about an upcoming event at Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, ON where the John Corbett family’s original log house is to be opened as the Corbett Tavern on June 20, 2009. John Corbett emigrated from Ireland (County Tipperary) to Carleton County with his parents (Patrick Corbett & Elizabeth Spearman) in 1818 as part of the Talbot Party aboard ‘The Brunswick’. After John married Jane Lewis in 1842 in the Village of Richmond, they moved to McGillivray Township (Middlesex County near London) onto a 100-acre farm where their son William was born in 1844. William Bradley Sr. emigrated from Ireland (County Wexford) to Carleton County c.1818 with his wife and 6 children. Three sons married and settled on side-by-side farms between Hazeldean and Stittsville. One son died in a runaway horse & sleigh accident (1839) and his widow remarried and moved to Lanark County. Sons Joshua and Jacob Bradley remained in Goulbourn Township and raised large families (from which I am descended). However, c.1842, William Bradley Sr with his wife and remaining 3 children moved to SW Ontario where one son, John Bradley, settled on a 100-acre farm in McGillivray Twp. The Corbett and Bradley farms in McGillivray Twp were back to back and the families knew each other well. One of my distant cousins (descended from John Bradley) still lives in the area (Kincardine, ON). She informed me by e-mail of the significant work which Charles Corbett (descended from John Corbett) has done for the book on the McGillivray Township History. She also noted that Charles did a write-up of the movement of the log house to Fanshawe Pioneer Village. As a donation, the family bore the cost of moving the home to Fanshawe. It was suggested to me that your Bytown or Bust website might be interested in this event. I have attached an information letter and the front and back of the invitation to the event. Please let me know if this event interests you, or if you would like additional information. As you can see I have cc’d both my cousin and Charles Corbett, for their information. Yours truly, Frank Bradley

April 21, 2009: ATTACHED: as requested, a photograph of the Corbett Tavern newly placed on its foundation in Fanshawe Pioneer Village. It is still a work in progress. Regards; Charles
Corbett Tavern at Fanshawe Pioneer Village


New April 16, 2014: Hello! I hope this message finds you well. I came across a write up done on Patrick Corbett & Elizabeth Spearman on the www.bytown.net website. I too am a descendant of them; they are my 4x Great Grandparents. Their daughter Dinah Corbett b 1842 married John Kenney / Kenny (Blondehead Farm), being my 3x Great Grandparents. They had 4 children and Dinah died rather young. Their son Spearman Corbett Kenney b1862 was my 2x Great Grandfather, marrying Minnie Minerva Bealey and having 11 children. Their son Duncan Corbett Kenney b1898 married Gladys Muriel Nutkins b1905. They had 6 children, a daughter Margaret Violet Kenney b1938 was my Grandmother on my Dad's side! :) I came across the book, Irish Migrants in the Canadas, detailing Richard Talbot's journey to Canada which lists the Corbett's as passengers on the Brunswick as well. I am so eager to learn as much as I can. I only began my genealogical search less than 6 months ago so I am relatively new to this, but am very passionate and eager to learn all the details I can! I'm eager to hear all kinds of stories, memories, details, etc!! I would love to hear more from you!! Thank you for your time; I look forward to hearing from you soon. Blessings, ~Kyla __________________________ Hi Kyla: Here is a record for what is likely sone of the first Corbett men who came to Canada. 1 Nathaniel Corbett 1800 - .. +Lorenda Matilda Waller 1802 - 1852 ........ 2 Rachel Corbett 1828 - 1892 ............ +Samuel Cole 1823 - 1897 ................... 3 Margaret Cole 1849 - 1919 ....................... +Joseph Black 1843 - 1919 ................... 3 Elizabeth "Liza" Cole 1850 - ................... 3 Rachel Anne Cole 1852 - 1930 ....................... +Robert Black 1855 - 1928 ................... 3 Jane Cole 1853 - ................... 3 William Cole 1856 - ................... 3 Nancy Agnes Cole 1858 - 1937 ....................... +Thomas Black 1855 - ................... 3 Samuel Cole 1860 - 1948 ....................... +Elizabeth (Betty) Flood 1863 - 1930 ................... *2nd Wife of Samuel Cole: ....................... +Margaret Ann Clark 1890 - 1970 ................... 3 Mary Adelaide Cole 1862 - ....................... +Robert James Mulligan 1860 - ........ 2 John Waller (Joseph) Corbett 1830 - ............ +Mary Black 1854 - ................... 3 Robert Truman Corbett 1874 - ....................... +Adeline Lanthier 1880 - ................... 3 Thomas John Corbett 1882 - ... Allan Lewis ____________________________

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