County Limerick to Ramsay Township in 1823

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893

Note: Francis Jessop worked for the Honourable Peter Robinson in Canada. He helped 
administer the land grants made to the 1823 group of settlers in the Ottawa area.

Peter Robinson was a brother of John Beverly Robinson who was the Attorney General
for Upper Canada.

The 1881 census records for Lanark County North, show a female widow who was born
in Jamaica in the West Indies in 1801. Jamaica was an important British colony as 
a source of sugar and was also a strategic naval base for the English.

December 7, 2003:

Dear Al:

We stumbled upon your website, thru a "google" search of the word "Ballygiblins".  We just
had relatives here, and were looking thru some old family information.

We have a copy of an obituary of Mrs. Frances Brookes Jessop in hand here.  The article is
from Sept 10, 1886, and states about her husband had been sent by the British Government
with Mr. Robinson to settle the Ballygiblins on their lands in the township of Huntley.

This is Rita, daughter of Vi, daughter of Elsie (Jessop) Katzele.  We live in 
Minnesota, USA.

If you have any interesting things for us to research on the web, let us know.  
We found the book references and will check them out sometime.
(also spelled Jessup in some of the old records)

Rita and Vi, on Vi's email:

September 19, 2004: Dear Mr Lewis I am researching the Jessops namely Francis Jessop who came on the ship Hebe in 1823. I am related in a way as his sisters came to Perth also and one of those sisters is my gggrandmother Jane Jessop. I would like to share information with you if possible Barbara Pierce
November 18, 2005: Thanks to Carroll Holmes for the following: Subject: Francis William Kinnear Jessop Md to Frances R. Wright, Ramsay Twp, Lanark County, ON, Canada : : : I just found your notes on : : : My children are descendants of this couple through their son William Jessop : who settled in Kansas, USA after the U. S. Civil War. I have been working over : the past few years with other, mostly American, researchers on this : particular family. : I you want a rather detailed descendants printout, let me know. It does not : cover all the Jessops but we do have several lines that are from Francis' : sisters who also emigrated to Lanark Co., Ontario. : I also have pictures of several of tombstones both in Almonte, ON, and Otis : and other towns in Kansas. : : : Thanks, : : Carroll Holmes ________________________________ 1881 Census Place: Ramsay Township, Lanark County North, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375869 NAC C-13233 Dist 112 SubDist A Div 2 Page 53 Family 215 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Occ Religion John JESSOP M M 44 Irish Ontario Farmer Church of England Rachel JESSOP F M 50 Irish Ontario Church of England Frances JESSOP F 23 Irish Ontario Seamstress Church of England Charles JESSOP M 22 Irish Ontario Farmer Church of England Samuel JESSOP M 18 Irish Ontario Farmer Church of England Sarah JESSOP F 17 Irish Ontario Church of England Frances JESSOP F Widow 80 English Jamaica Church of England West Indies
New December 14, 2005: Al, I know that I had more pictures of gravestones from Otis and Hoisington, KS, but I can't seem to find them. I am sending you most of the Kansas gravestone pictures that I have accumulated from others. I also have a few of the grave sites in Almonte, Ontario. Some of the pictures are of the Kansas descendants of FWK Jessop and his wife Frances Wright and pictures of the town of Otis, KS. There are some obits and other articles that may be of interest. Post those that you think are appropriate. ... Carroll
This photo shows the Kansas home of the Jessop family. This branch of the family emigrated from the Ottawa, Canada area. Other families who migrated from Ottawa to Kansas can be found The Blood Creek Thompsons.
Jessop Family Home in Kansas

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