John GREEN and Catherine MULSHINNA
April 9, 2003:
I am the great great grandson of John Green (reported as senior) and Catherine
Mulshinna who both emigrated as part of the first wave of Peter Robinson Settlers
to Canada in 1823 on the "Stakesby" and settled near Pakenham and later moved
to Fitzroy Twnsp, Carleton County on Upper Dwyer Hill Road. In 1997 wife Betty
and I travelled to Castletownroche in County Cork and were disappointed that our
ancestor(s) had no readily available records (birth about 1791) as the parish records
are only available after about 1830 or so. We have found, and took pictures, of their
original log house in Fitzroy Twsp still standing, My GGranfather's log house still
standing near Lake Dore ( Eganville) and my Grandfather's log house one mile away
at Lake Dore. He later moved West from nearby Rankine Ont to a new homestead at
Oyen Alberta -which explains why I am a Westerner living in West Vancouver BC.
The Green family descendants are now in the thousands and are centred in the the
Upper Ottawa River Valley and scattered across Canada. To my knowledge ,only
one or two travelled south to settle in the USA. (This was all before the Canadian
high taxes :>) .
I have all the books on Peter Robinson's Settlers and voyage and others where
these people are mentioned and I have spent four or five days last summer in the
National Archives and the Anglican Archives in Ottawa.; I now have about 1400
names in my Family Tree Maker data base and growing. My problem now is the
Ancestors in Ireland of which I have-------nothing, except the listing that they
registered for Peter Robinson as from Castletownroche, County Cork , a small (550)
village at the base of a semi ruined Castle.I stomped the grave yards there and
nearby Parishes, but as you know, the headstones dated before about 1860 are
all unreadable from erosion. The Mallow Heritage centre about 9 miles away could
not help as my people were before their records etc.etc.-at least that is what they
say, although that is there primary function-to computerise all the Parish records.
I suspect the problem is that my Greens were definitely Anglican Orange people.
John Green of the Stakesby signed his marriage certificate with an "X--his mark "
and his bride, Catherine Mulshinna on the certificate has had her name spelled
with several versions( Mullcahey / Mulcahey etc) depending upon the phonetic version of
the record clerk of the time. Another interesting fact (or family legend) is that
Catherine Mulshinny was Catholic and John Green Anglican in 1823 and they eloped on the
Stakesby with Catherine as a stowaway, as parents would not allow a mixed marriage
in Ireland. They got married in Perth, Ontario in 1824
I am writing this as I can see we have a common interest in this fascinating subject.
Regards: Alton Green New e-mail address as of April 9, 2003: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dear Mr. Lewis,
Back to Bytown or Bust - History and Genealogy in the Ottawa, Canada area
I just found your site on Peter Robinson's 1823 passenger list. I would appreciate
your help with information on these listed passengers: CONNOR, Hugh (Hebe); both
John GREEN(s) on the Stakesby and William Green, (Stakesby); George Green(Stakesby);
GREGG, Michael and Gregg, William(both Stakesby).
I have found my ggggrandparents who came in 1825 on the Brunswick. I am hoping
that these Connors, Greens and Greggs are relatives that I can tie into the families.
Any information you can give me on the Stakesby and Hebe passengers above would
greatly be appreciated.
Thank you in advance for looking at your information for me.
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