from Newry, County Wicklow, Ireland to New Edinburgh, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
also, Martin REDMOND and Patrick REDMOND

January 13, 2009:

Hi Al,
I wonder if you'd have any Howlett or Redmond records (Martin or Patrick Redmond).
I found the death record for Martin Redmond of New Edinburgh, b. Wicklow; informant was 
a Mrs. Howlett.
Attached is also the marriage record for Ann Redmond, d/o Martin. (Fr. Molloy has really 
made a mess of this one. Is the groom's name John or Thomas Howlett? And Maher was not 
Martin Redmond's wife's name, at least not when he died!) 
I'm looking for a Fitzwilliam Estate Howlett family (see next email), and John/Thomas Howlett would be a nice fit, 
but there appear to be next to no Howlet / Howlett records at all.
Re Martin Redmond: there's a discrepancy between his age in the ND records and the Ontario 
death cert., but I wondered if he might have been a Canal worker, who settled in New 
Edinburgh after that. Martin Redmond was informant at the death of a Patrick Redmond, also 
b. Wicklow (see next email).
... Anne Burgess

Hi Anne:

Here's a widow, Ann Howlett in New Edinburgh in the 1881 census:

1881 Census Place: New Edinburg, Russell, Ontario, Canada
 Source: FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist F  Page 34  Family 157
 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
Ann HOWLETT F W 60 Irish Ireland
   Religion: Catholic 

also, a Michael Howlet died in the typhus epidemic in August 1847. There are no details. 
There were so many deaths at that time that the priest just listed the burials. (ND)
15 Aug 1853
After dispensing with banns, marriage of John Keane, adult son of James Keane and Mary 
Sullivan of Bytown, and Catherine Howlett, adult daughter of Philip Howlett and Ann Whelan 
of Bytown
Witnesses: Ellen Stafford, James & Anne Sinnott (ND)
... Al

More from Anne:

Death Record for Martin Redmond
Marriage of John Howlett and Ann Redmond

Source for all church records above: Notre Dame Cathedral records at

Thanks, Al. This is Ann Redmond, b1821 to Martin Redmond and Catherine McGarrity(?) - 
I'm going by the data on Martin's ND death record.
Martin Redmond and Patrick Redmond (his brother, or his son?) were b. Wicklow, and Martin 
died while living with his daughter, Ann Redmond Howlett, in New Edinburgh. 
Here's Martin Redmond in 1871:
Name: Martin Redmond 
Age: 77  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1794  
Gender: Male  
Birth Place: Ireland  
Residence District: Russell  
Residence Location: New Edinburgh  
Ethnic Origin: Irish  
Religion: Roman Catholic  
Occupation: Laborer  
Microfilm Roll: C-10012  
Page: 16  
Head of Household Comment: This person is listed as a head of household.  
And there's a THOMAS Howlett (the only Howlett the index throws up) in 1871 Ottawa Ward, 
so Ann Redmond must have married Thomas, not John, Howlett (oh, that Fr. Molloy!). 
So with that info, I've just found Thomas Howlet's death and previous marriage to Mary 
Kehoe (attached), and he's not the guy on the CD because his parents were Philip Howlet 
and Nancy Whelan.
Which brings me back to Martin Redmond, b. Wicklow and died in New Edinburgh. He was of 
an age to have worked on the Canal, it seems to me.
... Anne
New January 14, 2008: Re: Martin Redmond and Patrick Redmond I've found them in the Clonmore records, Al. I'm drowning in Redmonds right now, so will need to take some time to put it together. know that page on B or B on Tom Burns of Stanley St. Well, Stanley St. is in New Edinburgh, so Tom Burns's mother, Mgt. Redmond, would probably have been a dtr of either Martin Redmond or Patrick Redmond, don't you think? ... Anne See also Edward Redmond and Bridget Doyle

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