Thomas GILLISSIE and Bridget O'CALLAGHAN
Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

	
	1  	Thomas Gillissie	1808 - 1884 (Osgoode Township)
..		+ Bridget O'Callaghan	1812 - 1886
.......	2  	John Gillissie	1834 -
.......	2  	Michael Gillissie	1835 - 1887
...........		+Ellen Cochrane	1836 - 1922
................	3  	John P. Gillissie	
....................		+ Annie Ralph	
................	3  	James Gillissie	
....................		+ Mary Flynn	
................	3  	Thomas James Gillissie	
....................		+Mary Grant	
.......	2  	James Gillissie	1837 -
...........		+Nancy FARMER	
.......	2  	Edward Gillissie	1839 -
...........		+Margaret Sweeney	
................	3  	John Gillissie	
................	3  	James Gillissie	
....................		+Mary Ellen Cassidy	
................	3  	Peter Gillissie	
....................		+Catherine Brisbois	
................	3  	William Gillissie	
....................		+Mamie OPrudhomme	
................	3  	Mary Gillissie	
....................		+Patrick Grant	
................	3  	Catherine Gillissie	
....................		+James Tobin	
................	3  	Bridget Gillissie	
....................		+William Casserly	
.......	2  	Alex Gillissie	1841 -
...........		+Catherine Cline	
.......	2  	Terence Gillissie	1843 -
.......	2  	Mary Ann Gillissie	1844 -
.......	2  	Thomas Gillissie	1847 -
...........		+Catherine Sweeney	1847 - 1927
................	3  	Margaret Gillissie	
....................		+Hubert York	
................	3  	Thomas Gillissie	
....................		+Hannah Galvin	
................	3  	James Gillissie	
....................		+Margaret McPhail	
................	3  	Alex Gillissie	
....................		+Sarah Mullen	
.......	2  	Patrick Gillissie	1851 -
...........		+Mary McAlinden	
................	3  	Florence Gillissie	
................	3  	Anna Gillissie	
................	3  	Joseph Gillissie	
................	3  	Thomas Gillissie	
.......	2  	Joseph Gillissie	1853 -
...........		+Ida Beach	
................	3  	Earl Gillissie	
................	3  	Nellie Gillissie	
................	3  	Harold Gillissie	
.......	2  	William Gillissie	1855 -
...........		+Ann Hurley	
................	3  	William Gillissie	
....................		+Theresa Daley	
................	3  	Clara Gillissie	
....................		+Edwin Shields	
................	3  	Lawrence Gillissie	
................	3  	Anna Gillissie	
....................		+Leo McEvoy	
.......	2  	Peter Gillissie	1842 - 1864
.......	2  	Mary Ann Gillissie	1847 - 1914

Note:  Above prepared by Michael Daley and appears (with narrative) in
"Pioneer Families of Osgoode Township"

see 1861 census sheet.
Bridget is living with son Alex.
Children all born Upper Canada
also living in the second house were Betsy McDonnell, age 14
and another family by the name of "Farmer".
A third house was vacant in 1861.

Bur. St. Catherine's, Metcalfe, Ont.
See Family History in Binder

Note: One of the members of this family was a Roman Catholic Priest who had nine 
children! He married, had his family, and when his wife died he entered the 
priesthood.
Fredrick John Gillissie , b. Sept. 19, 1909 and died July 25, 1974.To the best of my knowledge he was born around Vernon area, and married Lois Dool (or Droole) of Kemptville Ontario. They were married on or about 1935, probably in the Holy Cross Church in Kemptville. ... Ann Gillissie Toll
May 8, 2001 I saw your posting on the internet regarding Thomas Gillissie and Bridget O'Callahan. They are my relatives as well. My great-grandfather was Alex Gillissie (wife - Sarah Mullen). He was the son of Thomas Gillissie and Catherine Sweeney. My grandmother's name was Catherine Stella Gillissie Smetana. As I understand it - Grandpa Alex Gillissie had one more sister, younger, named Mary Ellen who died when she was about 7 years of age. If you would like to know more about this branch of our family tree - just let me know what you would like to know. You can e-mail me - for the next few weeks - at tsmetana@orbitndt.com. I enjoyed the posting! ... Therese Smetana
May 20, 2003: I was wondering if you have any information on Theresa Daley (descendant of Patrick McGee and Mary Hughes) and William Gillissie. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Dianne Gillissie
June 21, 2004: Census Place: Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada 1881 Source: FHL Film 1375865 NAC C-13229 Dist 104 SubDist G Div 3 Page 37 Family 161 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Michael GILLECIA M M 44 Irish Ontario Occ: Farmer Religion: Catholic Ellen GILLECIA F M 42 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic John P. GILLECIA M 12 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic James W. GILLECIA M 9 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic Sarah A. GILLECIA F 7 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic Thomas J. GILLECIA M 2 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic
July 23, 2011: Here is a very interesting story from World War II, followed up by Michael Daley's usual detailed research. Thanks, Michael! Dear Sirs I'm currently researching a WW2 Canadian Lancaster bomber that was lost in 1945. One of the crew members was William Gillissie, RCAF, (a relative of the Casserly family). After searching the internet I found the bytown web page about the Casserly/Gillissie family with your Email addresses. I'm wondering if you or any of your family may have any information relating to Bill Gillissie: specifically about how and when his aircraft disappeared on the 6th January 1945. If you have any such information I'd be very grateful to hear from you. Many thanks in advance ... Neil Morgan ___________________ Thanks to Michael Daley for the following response: Hi Al & Captain Morgan A Publication ,compiled by Coreen Atkins launched in 2007 , '' In Our Defense; The Veterans and Military Heritage of Historic Osgoode Township." [ 2 VOLUME'S ] available from the author, There is very good article on William's life, Bill as we knew him. he grew up in this area ,after 30 flights over Germany. home on leave, and married a cousin of mine ,and returned to fight the forces of evil, never to return. may I ask the purpose of researching this Lancaster ?? are you in the Ottawa Area , ?? for more in- fo on Bill Military file contact the author at 613-821-xxxx ... Michael Daley _______________ Dear Mr Daley Thank you for your kind E-mail and getting back to me so promptly. My family and I live in England and we're investigating some family history. We're researching the aircraft that disappeared on the 6th January 1945 on the mission to Hanau. My great uncle was the navigator on Halifax NR195, and the circumstances surrounding the loss of his aircraft are still unknown. So I'm putting together as much information as I can, in order to establish what happened to these aircraft and where they came down. Unfortunately a lot of the information is mixed up and contradictory as some aircraft may have collided, so I'm hoping the relatives may hold more useful information. So far I've been unsuccessful finding out about Bill Gillissie, but I have uncovered some useful information about four other crew members from his aircraft (please see F/L Abel's report). Unfortunately this report does not specify the exact crash location, the cause of the crash or the fate of Bill Gillissie. Thank you very much for letting me have Coreen's telephone number, if in the meantime you find any more information please contact me. Best regards ... Neil Morgan ____________________ Good morning Al. & Captain , your list of airmen lost are the same which I have in front of me, William Gillissie January 6 ,1945 missing in action and presumed dead [ near Hanau ] after air operations to Berlin Germany. while his remains were never located he is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial , Panel 279 , Surrey, England. He was the Rear Air Gunner of the crew of the of the Lancaster Bomber KB,821 with RAF Squadron 431 which was shot down by a nightfighter and crashed near Langendiebach, Germany. for more information, a booklet produced by a Neil Kennedy from Blairgowrie, Perthshire Scotland who visited our museum in Vernon in July 1999 produced for us "Roll of Honor, 1914-1918, 1939-1945 -- The Flowers O' The Forrest" which contains Photographs of our museum and the Vernon Cenotaph it includes information on each of the men of whose name are on cenotaph. The Material on each person came from the, " Commonwealth War Graves Commission" it includes where the person is buried, their parents names and history of the grave yard , Commonwealth War Graves Commission may be found on the Internet at http://www.cwgc.org ... Michael Daley ____________________ Thank you for your kind reply and the additional information. I'm very interested and intrigued about the night-fighter bit (this is new to me), my search through the night-fighter claims did not yield any results. I found out that most of Central Europe was covered by snow storms and it appears the Luftwaffe were grounded on the 6th Janauary 1945 (the only Luftwaffe activity I can find was over Denmark / Baltic). I'll go back to my notes and double check this. However I did find one piece of interesting Luftwaffe information that could be relevant to KB821. According to captured German report KE10140, an aircraft crashed on the 6th of January 1945 in the Hanau woods near Grossauheim waterworks. Six bodies were recovered from the wreckage, and four were taken to Langendiebach cemetery (see page 2). The Luftwaffe were using Langendiebach cemetery to bury American airmen. The other two airmen were identified as RAF airmen and were taken to Grossauheim for burial (they were buried in the same communal grave as my great uncle). This evidence suggests KB821 may have collided with another RAF bomber. Thanks for the info about the Cenotaph. Cheers ... Neil ______________ Good evening Al,& Neil For your info , William [ Bill ] Gillissie, survived that crash, and was taken prisoner and was being transferred to a prison of war camp but never made it, his body was never recovered , for more information . in his military file, or contact Coreen Atkins , dwnszprd@hotmail.com author of " In Our Defense The Veterans and Military Heritage of Historic Osgoode Township'' ... Michael Daley
E-mail Ann Gillissie Toll, Ken Gillissie Sr., Theresa Smetana, Dianne Gillissie, Michael Daley, Captain Neil Morgan and Al Lewis

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