County Donegal, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada, 1820's

ML# 529 on the McCabe List

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

 July 30, 2016:

Here is the signature of Patrick Durning from the February 1829 McCabe List. Also shown in his County of Origin,
Townland and Parish of origin in County Donegal, Ireland: Patrick was likely a construction worker on the Rideau Canal 
up until 1832 when he moved inland to Gloucester Township.

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Patrick Durning, 1829, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada
Tombstone Inscription, Our Lady of the Visitation RC Church, South Gloucester: Tombstone #129 Patrick Durning died Oct 1st 1883 aged 90 years Julia Gallaher died June 18, 1886 aged 74 years, wife of the above Native of County Donegal, Ireland May their souls rest in peace, Amen. Susan Durning died Nov 12, 1895 aged 60 yrs. May her soul rest in peace. Julia O'Brien died Dec 1, 1915 aged 62 years Susan O'Brien 1863-1939 James Durning died July 20, 1898 aged 63 years May his soul rest in peace. Hannah Durning died Sept 3 1916 aged 83 yrs. (On the February 1829 McCabe List, Patrick is one of the labourers who was able to sign his name) Here are two records from Notre Dame Cathedral: 13 Dec 1831 Baptism of Anna, 1 mo. old, daughter to Patrick Durning and Julia Gallagher from Gloucester Township Godparents: Michael Skeffington and Mary Ann Murphy 9 Dec 1833 Gloucester Baptism of Hanna, daughter of Patrick Durning (ML# 529) and Julia Gallagher (County Donegal, buried South Gloucester, #129) God Parents: Terence McGee & Mary Hughes (both from County Armagh, Ireland) ... Al
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