HEADON / HAYDEN / HAYDON family from County Wicklow, Ireland
to Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1848

New July 20, 2010:

Hi Guys,
My ancestors the Haydens (Haedon) on my mother's side were part of the assisted immigrants from Wicklow 
and came in 1848 on ship Jessie. They settled in Kingston originally including son John Haedon
who later settled in Alexandria a brother of my great great grandfather Thomas who went to Port Hope 
circa 1855. John and Catherine HAEDON are on your list as well as one son John and a daughter Ellen . 
I just learned of your book " A Story Of Immigration" .
... Ian

Anne Burgess has sent in the following description of this family.
Source: Companion CD to the book Surplus People, by Jim Rees

Fitzwilliam Tenants - Family Group 
    ID:  530 Parish     Kilcommon 
           Year Listed:   1848 
   Surname   Headon 
          Reference No.     57 
   Group Members: 
   John 40, Catherine 43, Mary 18, Thomas 16, Winnie 13, Robert 11, Ellen 9, John 7.
Sister-in-law Betty Jordan 21. 
   Voyage       Townland 
  Ship  Jessie      As spelt in the Emigration 
   Departure  New Ross. May 17th      Glenphilipeen/Tinahely 
   Arrival  Quebec    Official 
   Other Information    Holding 
             Cabin and kitchen garden from Pat Byrne.

and Ian replies:

Yes you can add Thomas to the list . I don't think Betty Jordan came over. I can't find any related Jordans 
at all in Canada . My search continues for what happened to Winnie and Robert and don't know who Mary 
may have married here . Most of them are listed in the 1861 census for Kingston . It's too bad that the 
1850 census for "town" of Kingston was apparently lost .

The haydens settled in Kingston where both John Hayden and Catherine are burried in St.Mary's cemetery 
there although there are no tombstones .Thomas Hayden,my great great grandfather settled in Port Hope 
circa 1855 where he operated a foundry until he died in 1908.
I have no early pictures of any of the original family who were aboard the Jessie. Maybe someday.

E-mail Ian, Anne Burgess and Al Lewis

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