Martin DOYLE and Margaret HERBERT
from County Wexford, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada

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

June 6, 2003:

The DOYLE Road in Osgoode Township is named for the several DOYLE families most of whom
came from County Wexford in Ireland. Denzil Doyle has written some of the DOYLE
family histories in Pioneer Families of Osgoode Township.

June 10, 2012:
Martin Doyle Tombstone, Wexford to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada Doyle Road Sign
My GreatGreatGrandmother was Margaret Doyle. She died in childbirth in 1844 on the neighbouring Lawrence Burns farm. Notre Dame record: 20 Apr 1848 Baptism of Martha, born 24 March of the marriage of Paul Shanahan and Catherine Flood (Osgoode) Martin Doyle & Catherine Dewan Source: Ellen Paul's database of Notre Dame records, 1825-1855. The Dewan, Shanahan and Flood families were close neighbours of the Doyles in Osgoode Township. They are all buried in St. John's Cemetery in Enniskerry. 1881 Census Place: Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375865 NAC C-13229 Dist 104 SubDist G Div 1 Page 52 Family 227 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Occ Religion Martin DOYLE M M 50 Irish Ireland Farmer Catholic Margret DOYLE F M 50 Irish Ireland Catholic (nee HERBERT) Andrew DOYLE M 17 Irish Ontario Catholic James DOYLE M 14 Irish Ontario Catholic John DOYLE M 11 Irish Ontario Catholic Patrick DOYLE M 8 Irish Ontario Catholic Mary Ann DOYLE F 19 Irish Ontario Catholic
February 10, 2006: Sean Delaney is researching his O'Connor, O'Callaghan, Doyle and Dolan ancestors near the River Road. His ancestors had connections in both the North Gower / Kars area and the western part of Osgoode Township, close to St. Bridgid's Church. See his web site at
February 11, 2006: see also Anthony Doyle in the same neighbourhood.
April 9, 2020: The following five photographs are of Doyle family members. These photos were sent to Michael Daley and Bytown or Bust by Norma Paige in April of 2020. We are not certain if they are all from the family of Martin Doyle and Margaret Herbert but as we go through them we will try to distribute them among the correct Doyle family pages. Pictures from Norma:
Mary Ann Doyle Mary Ann Doyle
Andy Doyle

James Doyle Jimmy Doyle

Here is a fascinating e-mail, just received from Michael Daley: April 9, 2020: The Doyles: Andy Doyle and his sister Mary Ann Doyle, lived in the stone house,at Herbert's Corners , I picked potatoes for a number years, 80 years ago or more for them and on the next farm south ,cousin,s was a Jack Doyle and his sister another Mary Doyle . I Knew them well. I recall lot of names, related away back. Shields , Blanchfield, Nash, Leahy, Herbert , Tighe, etc etc ' My mother, Mary Ida Leahy, daughter of Margaret Jane Herbert. Grand Daughter of James Herbert and Elizabeth Nash, was the daughter , of Patrick Nash and Margaret Blanchfield. ... for now, Michael Daley Besides this web page for Martin Doyle and Margaret Herbert, we have several other individual Doyle family web pages. Here they are: 1. Brian DOYLE's Hill, Bank Street near South Gloucester, Brian immigrated from County Wicklow, Ireland 2. James DOYLE and Mary QUINN Trois Rivieres Quebec to Goulbourn Township 3. John DOYLE and Mary RYAN, County Wicklow, Ireland to Syracuse, New York in 1851 4. Doyle Pioneers in Osgoode Township and DOYLE Taxpayers in Osgoode Township, 1855 - 1883

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