Richard GORMAN and Mary Ann SHERWOOD
Ireland to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in the 1860's
November 26, 2001
I am trying to obtain information related to my GG Grandfather Richard
Gorman b1822 and my GG Grandmother Mary Anne Sherwood b 1829. I am assuming
they left Ireland about 1850 since their eldest child is recorded as being
born in 1851 in Quebec City, Quebec Canada.
Once in Canada they settled in Quebec City area between 1852-55,and arrived
in Ottawa Ontario in the 1860s. I have not been able to establish their
movements in Quebec ,but the 1871 census for Ontario shows that
they had five children ( four listed as being born in Quebec):
Eleanor (possibly Ellen) b 16 April 1851 Quebec, Quebec Canada. Married
Thomas Matthew Coligan (Colligan) in Ottawa (d 26 Apr 1921 Prescott Ontario Canada)
Mary Anne b 1854 Quebec Canada
Elizabeth b 1856 Quebec Canada
Peter b 1865 Ontario Canada
Robert Bernard b 1861 Quebec (d 1926 Ottawa Ontario Canada) ( My
great-grandfather)Married Margaret Redmond b1939 d1939 Ottawa
Children of Robert Bernard & Margaret all born in Ottawa
-Ann "Anna" Violet Gorman b1881 m. Francis James Brennan
-Richard Joseph Gorman b 1884 m Gertrude Mary Travers
-Margaret "Eva" Evelyn Gorman b1886 m. Edward Patrick Dowd
-Edward John Anthony Gorman b1889 m Ellen Germaine
-Bernard Patrick Gorman b 1892 m Mary Florence Fahey
-Peter Leo Gorman b 1893 m Clair L Lachance
-William George Gorman b 1896
-Ethel Mae Gorman b1898 m. Joseph Dowd
-Arthur Ambrose Gorman b1902 m Hilda Monica Findlay
-Cecil Edward Gorman b1904 m Alice Shorter
-Francis Wilfred Gorman b1907
Richard and Mary Anne died months apart in 1876 in Ottawa as recorded in the
register for Notre Dame RC church. Their gravesites are unknown, but are
probably unmarked in the Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa.
The family still maintains roots in Ottawa.
If any researchers have information about or connections to this family I
would appreciate hearing from them.
Note: The above was originally sent to the CAN-ONT-CARLETON-L@rootsweb.com mailing list.
Reproduced here with permission from Brian Gorman ... Al
April 9, 2003:
Brian , I have a cousin Brian Gorman who lives in Ottawa, I hope you are not him .
If you are I will never hear the end of this. If not I hope this picture is of some
help to you. I have other info on our family. The picture of Richard in this photo is
my Grandfather, the rest are my great aunts and uncles and great grandfather
and great grandmother. Let me know
(here's another great photograph by Topley ... Al)
March 31, 2010:
I am doing the genealogy for our family. My name is Caroline Coligan descended from Thomas Coligan Jr. the son of
Thomas Matthew Coligan who was married to Eleanor "Ellen" Gorman.
I think perhaps Paul?? Gorman may have contacted members of my family years ago when he was researching. I of course
could not tell him much at the time because I did not understand all of this.
I do now.
I have a photograph of all of the children (10 of 11 that lived) (My Dad who died at age 93 last year and his brothers and sisters).
The photograph would be Eleanor Gorman's grandchildren. And I can tell you everyone else's names from that generation down.
If interested please contact me:
... Caroline Coligan
E-mail Brian Gorman, Paul Gorman, Caroline Coligan and Al Lewis
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