Ireland to the Gatineau Valley

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

New January 27, 2006:

Researching my GGG Grandfather Patrick Jordon 1799-12 April 1859  
Pointe Gatineau, Que.), R.C. resident of Templeton, Que., who married Mary  
Margaret Doyle abt. 1810, I noted an unconfirmed relationship in Bytown's 1842
Census. With heads of household only, it records a Patrick Jordan  
(Family #35) of three (attending) the Church of Rome; no other information is
   Their first born, my GG Grandmother, is Mary Bridgitte ca 1824
(Ireland)-20 Dec. 1916 (Ottawa) who was later blessed with siblings  
Michael b. 1842, Margaret b. 1847, Jeanne b. 1849, Bridget b. 1850, Patrick  
b. 1855, Helen b. 1857 and Elizabeth b. unknown. Ca 1839, Mary Bridgette  
married Michael Morris 1812-before 1889 (Ottawa or St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA.) 
"of Wright, Yeoman, (who) in Ref. 14800, # 156, (0-2033) received a Land Grant  
of 160 acres for $97.20 - ²the Lot number Thirty-seven in Range Letter C of  
the Twp. of Wright (County Ottawa, Province of Canada) aforesaid, being an  
irregular Lot bounded on front to the South by the River Gatineau, and to the  
North by the Third Range of said Township, recorded 14 November 1864.²
    In related evidence :
(a) The 1894-95 Ottawa Directory, Mary Morris, widow of Michael and  
homeowner, is living at 50 Murray St. together with Michael J., Clerk.
(b) The 1889-90 Ottawa Directory, John lived with his mother, Mary  
Bridget, a widow of Michael and homeowner with Mary and Theresa (classified as a  
boarder) at 50 Murray St., Ottawa.

I would welcome any related comment.
Kevin McKinney

Kevin: I have a feeling that this Jordan family may be related to the James Jordan
family of Osgoode Township. There are common surnames in the 1840's - 
Doyle and Corrigan and common connections to East Templeton.
I'll keep an eye out.
... Al

The following 1881 census shows a Margaret Jordan, born in Ireland. Widow of Patrick?
1881 Census Place:	Mulgrave and Derry, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375860  NAC C-13224  Dist 97  SubDist M  Page 18  Family 69
			Sex	Marr	Age	Origin		Birthplace	Occ		Religion
Michael WELSH / Walsh	M	M	46	Irlandais	Ireland		Cultivateur	Catholique	
Bridget WELSH		F	M	33	Irlandais	Quebec				Catholique	
Bridget Agnes WELSH	F		12	Irlandais	Quebec				Catholique	
James WELSH		M		7	Irlandais	Quebec				Catholique	
Suzanna WELSH		F		5	Irlandais	Quebec				Catholique	
Mary WELSH		F		3	Irlandais	Quebec				Catholique	
Catherine WELSH		F		1	Irlandais	Quebec				Catholique	
	Born:	March, 1881
Marguerite JORDAN	F	W	70	Irlandais	Ireland				Catholique	

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