James DOURAS and Hanora GLEESON
County Tipperary, Ireland to Goulbourn Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Military Settler in Goulbourn Township

May 16, 2005:

Hi My name is Ernie Kilroe.
I am related to the Douras family thru the Marriage of Mary Douras 
[daughter of James Douras and Hanora Gleeson] to Henry McCarthy. Henry McCarthy's first 
wife was Ann Kilroe my great aunt. I have some pics of the 
Douras Family James and Hanora [ I think.] Also some of Vincent McCarthy son of 
Henry and Mary.
... Ernie Kilroe 

John GLEESON and Hanora GLEESON (brother and sister)
John GleesonHonora Gleeson
Note: The photo of Mr. Gleeson was taken in South Dakota, USA
Note: Many of the pioneer families mentioned on this web page came from County Tipperary, Ireland. Some were here as early as 1818 when, after the War of 1812, many soldiers from Ireland were disbanded and were given land grants here. 1881 Census Records: Here is a Daniel Douras, aged 74, widower, Irish, born in the Channel Islands: Census Place: Goulbourn Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375867 NAC C-13231 Dist 108 SubDist D Div 1 Page 44 Family 180 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Daniel DOURAS M W 74 Irish Isle of Gurnsey, Channel Islands Occ: Farmer Religion: Roman Catholic James DOURAS M 25 Irish Ontario Occ: Farmer Religion: Roman Catholic Mary DOURAS F 27 Irish Ontario Religion: Roman Catholic Taressa DOURAS F 21 Irish Ontario Religion: Roman Catholic Daniel DOURAS M 18 Irish Ontario Religion: Roman Catholic and here is James and Hanora, from above: Census Place: Goulbourn, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375867 NAC C-13231 Dist 108 SubDist D Div 1 Page 42 Family 169 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace James DOURAS M M 60 Irish Ontario Occ: Farmer Religion: Roman Catholic (attended St. Philip's in Richmond) Annara DOURAS F M 48 Irish Ontario Religion: Roman Catholic Charles DOURAS M 19 Irish Ontario Religion: Roman Catholic Ann DOURAS F 17 Irish Ontario Religion: Roman Catholic Catharine DOURAS F 15 Irish Ontario Religion: Roman Catholic Mary DOURAS F 12 Irish Ontario Religion: Roman Catholic
December 19, 2005: Hi, I am descended from John Gleeson, sister to Honora Gleeson. The photo you have on the website is not James Douras, but John Gleeson, who immigrated to South Dakota in 1879 with his family. (Many families went to NORTH Dakota also, from Ireland to Ottawa and on to the United States ... Al). The photo of the woman is of Honora Gleeson. I have copies of both the photos. Lisa Gorrell
September 19, 2009: Hello My Name is Cathy, I am doing a family tree as a favor for my neighbor. Her husband is directly related to James Douras and Catharine Bourke / Burke. They are also related directly to the Rooney family families of Goulbourn and Nepean Townships. I have mangaged to untangle some of the mysteries surrounding these families, however could always use more information to make sure things get done correctly. Perhaps we could collaborate and help each other out. I would love to be able to put the picture of Hanora in her tree. Ethels mother in law attended the Monaghan family reunion..... I think it was in 1995....and chatted with all sorts of people there. Her name was Kathleen Mabel Moore. Her sister Marion managed to get a picture of the shawl James Douras used while in the war (1812)...what a beautiful shawl(still looks beautiful, considering its age. She also managed to get pics of Manning Monaghan etc. Please let me know if you are interested in Collaborating! I look forward to hearing from you. Cathy
February 19, 2010: Hello, I just saw a post regarding a Cathy that spent time “untangling” the Douras family! I have reached a dead end and would love to share my information and see where we get! I look forward to hearing back! Sincerely, Amy Currier Kleinlein Texas, USA ________________________ Cathy has already replied to Amy. Does anyone else have more information regarding the early Douras family? Or the Currier family? "It was a Currier grandfather that married a Douras. Please let me know if you would like any more information that can both help your website as well as my research." ... Amy
March 8, 2010: Hello Cathy, My name is Ann Gilchrest and I have been researching the Douras family for about 25 years. I would love to share information. My line is Daniel Douras and Jane Fullan (Daniel is the brother of James who married Hanora) their son Charles Douras and Catherine Lennon may be Lannon their daughter Elizabeth Jane Douris and Thomas Jefferson Richardson their daughter Cecilia Richardson and Hubert Schindler who are my grand-parents. From what I have found it appears that Daniel and James's father James married second to Catherine Bourke / Burke and she was their step-mother. Ann ______________________________________ Al, You may also include me for the Currier family if it fits the geographic boundaries focused on by Bytown.net. I am in great need of connecting to Curriers! Here is my direct Currier line…. Antoine Currier (probably born Quebec) m. Mary Douras (born Ireland resided in Goulbourn with father James Douras born 1780 Ireland) Their son Francis Currier* ( baptized St. Phillips, Richmond) m. Frances McGuire (daughter of Hugh McGuire and Jane Gougherty of Bagot Township Renfrew County, Ontario, CAN for census 1851). Their son James Currier m. Margaret Foran (daughter of Patrick Foran and Bridget McMinimen / Sebastopol Township, Renfrew - Bonnechere Valley, Ontario,CAN for census 1871). Their son Harold Currier m. Helen Carlind (born Toronto, baptized Montreal). *Francis Currier and Fanny McGuire lived in and ran a lodge in Bonnechere (Eganville). Currier Lake in the provincial park is named after them, Bonnechere Provincial Park. The LeFleur / Lafleur homestead there is originally the Currier property. Currier’s moved west to Webbwood where my grandfather was born and then came to Detroit, Michigan, USA. If doing something with the Currier name would benefit your website I would gladly pass along / post/etc. my complete research. I am a novice and take instruction well!!!!!! All the best, Amy Currier Kleinlein
New April 22, 2012: New e-mail address for Lisa Gorrell incorporated in the list below.

E-mail Ernie Kilroe, Lisa Gorrell, Cathy, Amy, Ann Gilchrest and Al Lewis

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