James KEALEY and Ann PURCELL
ML# 171 on the McCabe List
November 28, 2001
Thanks to Mitchell LaFrance for this very detailed tree:
Descendants of James Kealey
Generations Birth Death Marriage
1 Kealey, James
2 Kealey, James b: 1818 Per death certificate, Queen's County (Laois) , Ireland d: May 24, 1893 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Byers, Ellen b: July 07, 1830 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: January 22, 1919 Per death certificate, 248 Lebreton Street, Ottawa, ON, CAN m: June 07, 1847 Notre Dame, Ottawa, ON, CAN
3 Kealey, Michael b: Bet. 1848 - 1850 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Kealey, Hugh Byers b: Abt. 1864
4 Kealey, Martha b: Abt. 1867
4 Kealey, Charles b: Abt. 1870
4 Kealey, Frederick b: Abt. 1872
4 Kealey, Teresa b: Abt. 1874
3 Kealey, Ann b: 1852 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: 1914 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Welsh, Patrick b: 1850 m: November 27, 1880 St Patrick's, Ottawa, ON, CAN
4 Welsh, Ann
3 Kealey, Catherine b: September 01, 1855 Carleton County, ON, CAN
3 Kealey, Mary b: September 01, 1855 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: August 01, 1929 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Bergin, Denis b: May 16, 1847 Templemore/Clonmore, Tipperary d: February 13, 1930 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: October 26, 1876 St Patrick's, Ottawa, ON, CAN
4 Bergin, Martin b: November 22, 1877 Nepean, ON, CAN d: 1899 Nepean, ON, CAN
4 Bergin, Francis James b: August 12, 1879 Nepean, ON, CAN d: September 07, 1943 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Redmond, Frances Irene b: January 06, 1898 Manotick Station, ON, CAN d: January 04, 1983 Riverside Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN m: September 08, 1920 Our Lady of Visitation, Gloucester, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Margaret Mary Rita b: March 21, 1921 Nepean, ON, CAN d: November 23, 1998 Osgoode Care Centre, Osgoode, ON, CAN
+O'Brien, Louis John b: 1921 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: February 25, 1988 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: November 18, 1944 St Joseph's,Ottawa, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Catherine Helen b: March 15, 1922 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: January 04, 1971 Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN
+Hammill, Gerard b: 1918 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: January 14, 1979 Carleton County, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Mary Frances June b: June 28, 1924 Nepean, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Monica Theresa b: November 28, 1925 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 05, 1977 Civic Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Margaret Eva b: June 11, 1928 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: February 05, 1999 Carleton County, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Claire Cecilia Una b: October 30, 1930 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Lafrance, Joseph Oscar Gaston b: July 24, 1929 Syracuse, NY, USA m: August 16, 1958 St Joseph's, Ottawa, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Isobel Ann b: September 09, 1932 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Petersen, Norman m: July 13, 1957
5 Bergin, Owen James Francis b: November 09, 1933 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: August 14, 1995 Civic Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN
+Morris, Shirley m: September 29, 1962
5 Bergin, William Robert b: May 13, 1939 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: September 15, 1992 Riverside Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Jerry b: Aft. May 13, 1939 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Bergin, Gertrude b: April 06, 1882 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: December 14, 1964 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Randall, George b: 1879 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: 1973 Carleton County, ON, CAN
5 Randall, Gordon
5 Randall, Frances
5 Randall, Dorothy
4 Bergin, William John b: September 22, 1883 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: March 06, 1969 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Bergin, Michael J. b: August 10, 1884 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: February 13, 1989 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Murray, Margaret Loretta b: June 23, 1892 Smith Falls, ON, CAN d: March 08, 1936 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: June 03, 1913 St Francis de Sales, Smith Falls, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Beneen b: March 01, 1914 Carleton County, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Gregory b: November 15, 1916 Carleton County, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Sybil b: January 04, 1918 Carleton County, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, George b: Bet. October 30 - 31, 1923 Carleton County, ON, CAN
5 Bergin, Gerald b: December 19, 1928 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: March 13, 1986 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Bergin, Theresa Emily b: March 06, 1886 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Bergin, Ann Elizabeth b: November 27, 1887 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: March 1916 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Bergin, Dennis Michael b: June 11, 1889 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: August 1943 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Bergin, Laura Mary b: December 22, 1891 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: July 21, 1977 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Mears, Napolean Martin b: September 07, 1891 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: September 07, 1921 St Mary's, Ottawa, ON, CAN
5 Mears, George Denis b: May 03, 1923
5 Mears, Audrey Mary b: Abt. 1927 d: September 21, 1996
5 Mears, Martin Vincent b: July 19, 1931 Goulbourn, ON, CAN
+Cameron, Eileen Theresa m: April 23, 1955
4 Bergin, Stella b: April 18, 1893 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: October 07, 1976 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Clifton, Charles b: 1891 d: May 1952 Carleton County, ON, CAN
5 Clifton, Ashworth
5 Clifton, Anita
5 Clifton, Eleanor
5 Clifton, Phylis
5 Clifton, Donald
4 Bergin, Leo b: April 01, 1895 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: November 10, 1969 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Bergin, Eva b: November 02, 1897 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: November 03, 1978 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Dawson, Philip b: 1893 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: 1964 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: September 29, 1934 St George's, Ottawa, ON, CAN
5 Dawson, Joan
3 Kealey, Sarah b: 1859 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: May 1905 Carleton County, ON, CAN
3 Kealey, Emily b: 1861 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: Bet. 1937 - 1939
+Burke, Daniel P.
4 Burke, T.V.
4 Burke, J.K.
3 Kealey, William b: 1861 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 20, 1881 Black Rapids, Nepean, ON, CAN
3 Kealey, Ellen b: August 26, 1863 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 17, 1876 Carleton County, ON, CAN
3 Kealey, Elizabeth b: Abt. 1866 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 09, 1946
3 Kealey, Hugh b: June 15, 1868 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: November 1931 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Houlahan, Margaret b: October 18, 1871 d: December 1966 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: January 18, 1898 St Patrick's Fallowfield, Nepean, ON, CAN
4 Kealey, James J b: October 21, 1898 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 1986 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Flemming, Violet b: 1904 d: May 1986 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: September 03, 1934 St Theresa's, Ottawa, ON, CAN
4 Kealey, Patrick W b: December 28, 1900 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: October 01, 1975 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Bisley, Anastacia b: 1908 d: August 29, 1964 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Kealey, Bridget Margaret Mary b: November 28, 1902
4 Kealey, Hugh b: 1908 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: December 1973 Carleton County, ON, CAN
+Morgan, Frances b: 1912 d: June 24, 1997 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Kealey, Rita b: 1911
+Welsh, John m: November 30, 1935 St George's, Ottawa, ON, CAN
4 Kealey, Evelyn b: 1913 d: February 1974 Carleton County, ON, CAN
4 Kealey, Marjorie Mary b: April 24, 1915 Nepean, ON, CAN
+Dewan, William Francis b: April 14, 1900 Osgoode, ON, CAN d: February 12, 1976 Osgoode, ON, CAN
5 Dewan, Noreen Mary b: March 21, 1944 Osgoode, ON, CAN
+Nolan, David Lawrence b: August 10, 1942 Manotick Station, ON, CAN m: June 25, 1966 St John the Evangelist, Osgoode, ON, CAN
5 Dewan, Lorne
3 Kealey, John b: October 07, 1871 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: 1934
+Delaney, Catherine m: September 02, 1903 St Patrick's Fallowfield, Nepean, ON, CAN
4 Kealey, Helen
4 Kealey, Mary Catherine
+McKenna, Gerald Lewis
4 Kealey, Joseph
+Fagan, Marguerite m: November 20, 1935 St Mary's, Ottawa, ON, CAN
4 Kealey, John
4 Kealey, Frank
3 Kealey, Ellen b: September 02, 1876 Carleton County, ON, CAN
See also Darby Kealey who may be a brother
May 7, 2002:
Hello there, I just want to say thank you so much! I've finally made a hit with the Burke
family. I am one of the granddaughters of T.V.(Thomas Vincent) Burke who is the son of Daniel
Patrick Burke and Emily Kealey. You've done so much research and I actually benefit by filling
in the blanks of about 3 generations on my grandfather's maternal side of the family. Just to
let you know (if I'm on the right track) the other son's name was Frank James who married Alice
Donovan (is that where you got the Lanahan). Frank was born Nov.25,1891 died Oct.11,1918
serving in WW1. He is buried in France. This info is from the National Archives War Memorial
website. As far as I know from his attestation papers he was a newspaper editor (don't know
which paper). His nephew (T.V.'s son) Tim Burke became a well know sports writer here in
Montreal.Tim's son Daniel also became a journalist. T.V. Burke was a chartered accountant and
was a senior VP with Price Waterhouse in Montreal when he died. His date of birth was July 18,
1901. He married Helen Genevieve Smith (I don't have the date). He died Aug.17,1962.
I know I'm rambling on and this probably isn't your direct line but I thought you may like the
info to fill in your tree some more. It's the least I can do since I've obtained so much info
from your research. Right now I'm a lazy genealogist(the internet is my main tool and some info
from a few family members) but now I'm filling in so many blanks I really should start to
Anyway, thank you again and if you happen to have more info on Daniel Patrick Burke or any of
the Burke's in Ottawa I would love to hear from you.
Catherine Burke De Santis
PS. How is Catherine Kealey m.to Hugh Byers related to James Kealey who m. their daughter
May 12, 2002: Reply from Mitchell
Catherine, thanks for your message. I'm happy that some of my information was able to fill-in
some "blanks" for you. although I don't have any more information on the Burke line - this
was included because of the marriage to the Kealey which is my family line. A couple of
With Emily Kealey being my great grandmother's sister, this would make us 3rd cousins!
I don't have any additional information on Daniel Burke, but it shouldn't be too difficult
to find something. My great grandmother (Emily's sister) was married at St Patrick's in
Ottawa therefore there's a good chance that Emily was also married at this location
(or possibly Notre Dame or St. Mary's (Our Lady of Good Counsel) since these were all
churches attended by the Kealeys. If you go to the local Family History Centre, they
have microfilms of all the local church records and you should be able to find the marriage
record for Emily and Daniel, which should show Daniel's birth place and parent's names.
From there you could possibly work backwards for other generations.
If you know approximately when Daniel died, the Family History Centre also carries death
certificates for certain years and the parents are identified for many of those years.
All-in-all, it shouldn't be too difficult to find additional information on the Burkes
from the microfilms at the family history centre (although it will probably take a few
days of research)
Re. your question about Catherine Kealey married to Hugh Byers, I wish I knew! I've seen
her name in records both as Kelley and Kealey, although more often as Kealey. I have no
information about her background and if there is any relationship to her son-in-law James.
All for now.
... Mitchell LaFrance
July 17, 2003:
I have a Ellen Kealey married to a Thomas McBride. Ellen Kealey died March 25, 1919
aged 39 years. She is buried at Our Lady of Visitation, Gloucester, Ontario. Would this be
one of your Kealey's? I am looking for McBride descendants. If you are interested I have a
picture of the stone as well as the inscription.
I reviewed my Kealey records and have a few Ellens, but none born in 1880. The closest
I have is Ellen Kealey born in 1876 to James Kealey and Ellen Byers (who were my
great-great-grandparents. My Kealey clan has tended to be buried at Note Dame therefore
I'm not sure if this is a match. Do you know the names of the parents from the burial
record at the church?
Most of my McBride's were buried at Notre Dame also, I was surprised to find this group
of McBride's at Our Lady.
I do know that Thomas McBride's parents were James McBride and Annie Stratford
(also buried at Our Lady) and I have contacted the church to get more info. James McBride's
father was Miles McBride who was my great, great grandfather and is buried at Notre Dame.
Miles' first wife died in Black Rapids and Miles is listed as living in Nepean.
I am attaching the a picture of the Tombstone's for both Thomas and Ellen McBride at Our
Lady of Visitation in Gloucester.
March 30, 2005:
Could this James Kealey be the James that married Eleanor Brennen about 1827..
In LDS Records he is noted as James Coyley (married to Helen Brennan) born about
1803 in Ottawa. Their daughter Mary is listed as Mary Coyley. Could he have been
Darby's brother although they state he was born in Ottawa District as was his wife.
I know Mary Kealey that married Michael Gleason always went by the name Kealey.
They were my GG grgandparents.
... Barbara Hawes
(from your page):
" Darby Kealey.
He may have been a brother to James Kealey
both James and Darby came from Queen's County originally.
Queen's County is now called Laois and is in central Ireland. It's interesting
that Darby sailed from Sligo.
Darby's name is recorded at various times in the records of Notre Dame Basilica
in downtown Ottawa. He was a contemporary of some of my ancestors and he may be
buried in Notre Dame Cemetery. I'll keep an eye out for him. Maybe we'll discover
the name of his first wife."
Thanks to Mitchell Lafrance for the following reply to Barbara:
There was no relation or it was from several generations earlier through Darby Kealey.
It is his descendants that went to Low, Quebec.
There were 3 early Kealy settlers (Darby (aka Jeremiah), Martin and James), but I
don't think anyone has ever figured out if and/or how they were related. There is
speculation of them being cousins, but nothing definite.
My information shows a Mary Kealey married to a Michael Gleason, but Mary was the
daughter of Darby Kealey and his second wife Elizabeth Mulligan.
and thanks to Taylor Kennedy for the following:
Sorry for the delay, but I think Al may have directed you by misreading Kealey
for Kennedy, which I have a lot of, but never the less, I do have something for you
and you will have to decide what's associated and what's not. Please see the
following. James may have remarried because Eleanor died young.
Note: Taylor has sent a detailed tree and some early church records to Barbara.
Here's the beginning:
Descendants of James Kealey
1 James Kealey 1818 - 1893
d: 24 May, 1893 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada b: 1818 in Queen's
County (Laois), Ireland
.. +Helen Byers 1830 - 1919 m: 7 June, 1847 in Notre Dame
Cathedral, Ottawa, Ontario d: 22 January, 1919 in 248 Lebreton Street, Ottawa,
Ontario b: 7 July, 1830 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada
October 14, 2009:
Thanks to Mr. Basil Kealey for the following e-mail. It has also been posted today to our Darby Kealey page.
I am the ggggrandson of Jeremiah[Darby] Kealey who too was reported to be born in Laois.Ireland.My sister and I visited Ireland this summer and
journeyed to the Wolfhill area and found the gravestone of John Kealy in St.Mary's Cemetery .It was always stated that this is where Darby came from and
John was his father. The local relatives in the Wolfhill-Swan-Clogh dispute this information and emphatically deny that Darby is from this family and area.
A Dr.Kevin Kealy who lived all his life in the Wolfhill area and is a retired Veterinarian now living in Dublin has done a great deal of research on the
John Kealy family and he also can't find Jeremiah [Darby] on the tree. My research of Ireland births indicate that Darby was baptized in Nenagh Parish
in 1794 in Tipperary Coounty in 1794.-- Father-Daniel Kealy and mother - Honora Scanell. This birth date also corresponds with the 1852 census and his
residence in Nepean Township Records previously reported his birth as 1792 Darby was reported as coming to Canada with Martin and James and was reported to
be in Ottawa before 1820.I found Martin's birth records of 1801 hailing from Kilkenny Co. If your James was born in 1818 it is unlightly that he was the
person that came with Darby .I would think that the James that came with Darby was much older.In fact Darby would be 24 years older than your James as
you indicate in the birth records.Please advise if you can through any light on this matter.
Also,the James Kealy shown on Ireland Birth Records born in 1818 was not born in Laois Co,however like Martin born in Kilkenny Co
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