James McLAREN and Ellen EVOY
from Scotland to the Ottawa, Canada area

February 14, 2007:

Hello,
 
I've traced my 'McLaren' ancestors to the Hull area.  James McLaren was 
born abt 1812  in Hull. 

Perhaps someone will happen upon this file and turn out to be a 'cousin'.  
This is just a thumbnail but should be enough to interest anyone from this ancestry. 
The ultimate would be to find James' (born 1812) siblings and parents.
 
I don't believe my McLarens were in the lumber business but mainly farmers 
(according to the census) at the time.  There were many McLarens that came over 
from Scotland in the 1820's but we were here well before that but how early and 
from where is the question. 


                Descendants of James McLaren
			
	1  	James MCLAREN	1812 - 1895
.		+Eleonor 'Ellen' EVOY	1815 - 1891
............	2  	[1] Mathew MCLAREN	1836 - 1912
................		+Jessie CASSIDY	1838 - 1860
............		*2nd Wife of [1] Mathew MCLAREN:	
................		+Susanna CASSIDY	1847 - 1877
............	2  	James 'Jr' Albert MCLAREN	1840 - 1925
................		+Sarah Ruth BROWN	1849 - 1937
............	2  	Elizabeth 'Anne' MCLAREN	1841 - 1895
................		+James HAMILTON	1837 - 1913
............	2  	Nancy MCLAREN	1844 - Unknown
............	2  	Mary MCLAREN	1844 - Unknown
................		+Robert MCCONNELL	1836 - Unknown
............	2  	Susanna MCLAREN	1847 - 1929
................		+William CONDIE	1849 - 1919
............	2  	Ellen MCLAREN	1849 - Unknown
................		+George MCCONNELL	1842 - Unknown
............	2  	Margaret MCLAREN	1853 - Unknown
................		+Isaac CONDIE	1846 - 1916
............	2  	William 'Albert' MCLAREN	1854 - 1937
................		+Mary OWENS	1857 - 1944
............	2  	Sarah Jane MCLAREN	1858 - Unknown
................		+John BLAIR	1853 - Unknown
............	2  	Caroline MCLAREN	1861 - 1901
................		+Hiram SCOTT	1861 - Unknown

... Wayne Graham
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Here is a family of James and Ellen McLaren and daughter Caroline in the 1881
census for Renfrew County:

1881 Census Place:	Westmeath, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375870  NAC C-13234  Dist 114  SubDist K  Div 2  Page 57  Family 244
	Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace
James MCLARREN	M	M	67	Scottish	Ontario
	Occ:	Farmer	Religion:	Presbyterian Canada	
Ellen MCLARREN	F	M	69	Irish	Ireland
			Religion:	Presbyterian Canada	
Caroline MCLARREN	F		20	Scottish	Ontario
			Religion:	Presbyterian Canada
February 20, 2007: I'm not researching this family, but have access to Ontario's BMD's. As follows: James McLaren, born abt 1812 in Glengarry county (place of birth on death registration), died 25 December 1899 in Westmeath (not 1895). James seems unsure of his birthplace in the various censuses. In the 1851, he says Canada East, and in both the 1871 & 1881 censuses he says Ontario. Whoever was the informant for his death seemed to think he was born in Glengarry county. The first 6 children were born in Huntley twp in Carleton county, Ellen in either Huntley or Westmeath and from Margaret on, in Westmeath. Nancy McLaren "may" have married Cole McDonald as a couple by this name had a child named Archibald in the 1870's Mary McLaren died 13 April 1926 in Pembroke, Renfrew County, and her husband on 4 August 1903 Ellen McLaren died 21 March 1920 in Petawawa and he husband died in 1929 Sarah Jane Mclaren died sometime after 1921 as she was still alive when her husband John Blair died in 1921. Hope this helps, Sue ______________________ There was an early Evoy family in Huntley Township -- maybe Ellen's family. Also McLarens in the Dunrobin area and McLaren's Landing on the Ottawa River. ... Al
New October 20, 2010: Hi Al, I have an update for your page on James McLaren and Elenor (Ellen) Evoy. They apparently married on 24 November 1834, by Rev. J. Currie. James and Elenor, both lived in Huntley at the time. Their marriage announcement was supposed to have been published in the "Christian Guardian, Toronto". This bit of information was taken from the book called "Marriage Notices of Ontario [1813-1854]" by William D. Reid Tracy
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