EDEY -- Moses, Samuel and Jane (EDEY) CHAMBERLAIN
from Vermont, USA to Hull Township, Quebec, Canada, in 1805

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

The following is an excerpt from a militia list of c. 1808, transcribed by 
Professor Bruce Elliott and published in the Ottawa Branch News of
the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Samuel Edey, aged 21
Richard Chamberlain aged 32 and Edmond Chamberlain aged 35. (Chamberlin)
June 23, 2008: Thanks to Dean Pickering for the following. He is researching his Edey ancestors: This is the information that may help with your update. Grandfather - Clarence Edgar Edey m. Lena Alvina Brummond (died 2003) Brothers & Sisters to Clarence Edey Morley Edey (d.) Reg Edey George Edey (d.) Agnes (Edey) Germann (d.) Kathleen (Edey) (d.) Francis Edey m. Emma Weme Roy Edey m. Judy GGrandfather - Alexander Moses Edey m. Fanny Watson (County Cork, Ireland) GGGrandFather - Moses Samuel Edey m. Jessie Kilgore GGGGrandFather - Moses (Junior) Edey m. Elizabeth Chamberlain GGGGGrandFather - Moses (Senior) Edey m. Elizabeth Chamberlain Brother & Sister to Moses Sr. Edey Samuel Edey Jane (Edey) Chamberlain and so it goes ... ... Dean Pickering
April 20, 2010:
Descendants of Luther Edey, born 1754, & his wife, Mary Evans, born 1756, of Randolph, Vermont, USA, are invited to meet on Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at Aylmer United Church Hall 164 Main Street, Aylmer, Québec, CANADA We hope you and your family can visit Aylmer for a day of history and genealogy for the 2nd gathering of the Edey families. Visit the area where our pioneer ancestors, the widowed Mary Evans Edey, and her children, Jane, b.1780, Moses (Sr.) b.1781, and Samuel, b.1786, settled in Lower Canada (Québec) in 1805. 2ND EDEY FAMILY REUNION - August 28th, 2010 You and your family are invited to attend the Edey Reunion on Saturday, 28 August, 2010, at Aylmer United Church Hall (AUC), 164 Main Street, Aylmer, Québec, where our ancestors settled in 1805. There are several sites to explore, including the former Methodist Chapel which Moses Edey Sr. was instrumental in its beginnings in 1827. Other sites include the Edey & Bellevue cemeteries where some of our families now rest. The Reunion is being organized to raise funds to maintain the restoration of the Edey Cemetery. Parking & Wheelchair Access: Parking can be found on the East side of AUC at the West Quebec School Board lot and at St. Mark's Catholic Church parking lot, West of AUC, as well as across the street at 'Les Galeries' mall. Wheelchair access is located at East side entrance, at left of the church. A preliminary schedule follows: SATURDAY, AUGUST 28th, 2010 10:00am Registration and Name Tags. Coffee is available. Maps of the Pontiac are available for self-guided tour on Sunday. Symmes Inn Museum, in Aylmer, is also open on Sunday. A Lineage Chart, beginning with Luther & Mary Edey and their children is to be set up and families can include their names. 11:00am Families are encouraged to bring Edey artifacts for display, e.g. artwork, architectural drawings, tools, needlework, hand-crafted items, and photographs. While each contributor is responsible for their exhibit, the display area will be monitored by family custodians. Silent Auction with good quality offerings will be set up with proceeds going to maintain the Edey Cemetery. Contributions can be of any reasonable value: artwork; needlework; Christmas or fruit cake, (noting ingredients); home-crafted articles; jams/jellies and other interesting items. 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Bring Your Own Lunch, including a beverage, to be consumed at the church. Those who wish can purchase lunch at several nearby restaurants, including Tim Hortons. 1:00 - 3:30 pm - The tour bus will visit both the Edey & Bellevue Cemeteries, as well as the Old Methodist Chapel. Location of a few burial sites at Bellevue Cemetery will be indicated. 3:30 - 5:00 pm - Browse through the displays. At this time there will also be photo-taking. 5:00 - 5:15 pm - Welcoming Speech, then ‘Grace’, provided by a family member. 5:15 - 6:15 pm - A buffet dinner, catered by the A.U.C. Ladies Auxiliary, which includes cold meats, salads, rolls and dessert (fruit/fruit cocktail), has been planned. 6:15 - 7:00 pm - An ‘After Dinner Speech’ by Enid Page is planned. Winners of the Silent Auction and Door Prizes are to be announced. Socialize with family members. The Church Hall closes at 7:00 pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29th, 2010 10:30am - If you enjoyed the Reverend Lawson’s Old Tyme Methodist Service at the last Reunion in 2005, come and attend the next one to be held at Aylmer United Church. It should be a rousing time. Reunion, Including Dinner Adults - $25.00/each & Children under 10 years - $12.00/each. Bus Tour is $7.00/person. Saturday's Dinner is limited to 120 tickets, so order early. Don't forget your camera. Let's get together, have a great time, and learn about our heritage. We hope to see you. Reunion Only - No Dinner: Adults - $15.00 each. Children under 10 years of age - $3.00 each. TO HELP MAKE OUR REUNION A SUCCESS Please send updated family data to brenda Mccooeye for our 2nd Edition of The Family Tree Book. Gather up family photos, stories, short histories & mementoes that you are willing to share. Please bring unidentified photos as someone may be able to identify them for you. Collect up-to-date information about your family for the Lineage Chart. SUGGESTED OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION Each family is to make their own arrangements. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Nora Edey - noraedey@xplornet.com Bill & Valerie Miner - william.valerieminer@rogers.com Mel Joly - meljoly@magma.ca Wendy Goddard - meljoly@magma.ca Nick Cameron - dralvincameron@hotmail.ca Gail Watters - g157watters@sympatico.ca
July 24, 2010: A possible neighborly link between Aylmer / Hull families is documented in the 1881 census for Hull. I have enclosed an image of the census page. It lists the Grimes family at the top of the page, followed by Samuel and Elizabeth Edey family (age 31), Luther and Maryan Edy family (aged 59) although listed at 104 not 106, Philip (aged 60) Chugg and Catherine Chugg and family at 108 and finally Nickolas and Jane Dawson (aged 49) and family at 109. I know this is not from 1808 and the militia list, but thought it may still assist in placing the Edey family alongside other farming families in the Aylmer / Hull area in the last decade of the 1800's. -Michael Chugg (see the Chugg family page)
Source: Library and Archives, Canada - URL as shown in the image below
Portion of the 1881 Census for Hull and Aylmer, Quebec, Canada
October 20, 2011:
Source: What Men They Were!, by S. Wyman MacKechnie, page 61 Richard Edey and Mary Wyman, Hull and Aylmer, Quebec, Canada

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