Some Descendants of Michael LEONARD and Catherine HERBERT
from County Sligo, Ireland to
North Lot 11, Concession 4, Osgoode Township on 1879 Map, 100 acres

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

	1  	Michael Leonard	1801 - 1893 From County Sligo, Ireland 
..		+   Catherine Herbert	1809 - 1899 From County Sligo, Ireland
.......	2  	Thomas Leonard	1857 - Born in Canada
.......	2  	Bridget Leonard	1849 - Born in Canada
.......	2  	Michael Leonard	1843 Born in Ireland
.......	2  	Patrick Leonard	1837 - Born in Ireland
.......	2  	John Leonard	1842 - Born in Ireland

June 14, 2003:
1881 Census Place:	Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist G  Div 2  Page 9  Family 40
			Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace	Occ			Religion
Patrick LEONARD		M		45	Irish	Ireland  	Farmer			Catholic	
									Head of Household 
									(eldest son)
Micheal LEONARD		M	M	77	Irish	Ireland  	Father			Catholic
Cathrine LEONARD	F	M	68	Irish	Ireland  	Mother			Catholic	
John LEONARD		M		40	Irish	Ireland		Farmer			Catholic	
Micheal LEONARD		M		38	Irish	Ireland		Farmer			Catholic	
Thomas LEONARD		M		32	Irish	Ontario		Farmer			Catholic	
Bridget LEONARD		F		34	Irish	Ireland					Catholic

November 17, 2016: I believe that Michael Leonard Sr.(aged 77 in 1881 census above) is a brother to John Leonard, ML# 332 on the 1829 McCabe List. John Leonard shown on the 1829 McCabe List came from Castle Borden Boyle, County Sligo, Ireland. John had no family when he came to Bytown to work at building the Rideau Canal. Here is Michael Leonard Junior, born in Ireland in 1843, aged 38 in the 1881 Census above. According to the list of "Famine Immigrants, by A.C. Buchanan (Emigrant Agent) in 1846", OBOGS Publication Number 94-2, page 65, Michael Leonard Jr. would be three years old when he was sent from Quebec City (Grosse Isle) via the steamship Lord Sydenham to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He travelled with his wife, Catherine Herbert, four children and his sister-in-law. Note: His destination from Quebec City is reported to be "with a Sister in Osgoode Township". Michael Leonard is listed in Quebec City on August 1, 1846 as one of the "destitute emigrants forwarded to Montreal". Two days earlier, a ship from County Sligo arrived in Quebec City with 230 passengers who were to be sent to Montreal the next day. This is an example of a famine immigrant who came to Canada in "Black 47" and was fortunate enough to have a family support system already in place here to help them to integrate. Many new immigrants had friends or family contacts already here in Bytown. ... Al ________________________________________ November 19, 2016: Al. Hi , in reading whats new, the name Leonard was a name that I heard quite often 80 some years ago. Michael Leonard was married to Catherine Herbert, daughter of Alexander Herbert and his wife Mary Parks from County Sligo, arrived 1n canada 1838-9 ? 4 boys and one girl were born to this couple. {Michael & Catherine,} the sons remained single ,and are buried in Our Lady Of the Visitation cemetery, out Bank Street, with their parents. The daughter Bridget also remained single, and is buried in the family plot. My G.G. Grandfather Patrick Herbert,{ County Sligo } was a brother to Alexander Herbert, above. I found myself on your website, thanks for the kind words, always interested . ... Michael Daley
Source for the 1879 map below: extracted from the Mcgill University digital atlas project
The map below shows the location of the Leonard farm in Osgoode Township. At the time of the famine, some of these farmlands were still wilderness lands but they had been surveyed and were ready for settlement. Some of the original families were already here, ready to help the newcomers. For example, on the northwest corner of the map are my GGGrandparents (L. Burns) and his son, James Burns, my Great Grandparents. see Lawrence Burns and James Burns. Other original pioneer families are Michael Terry family from County Waterford, Ireland (some of whom went to the Gatineau Valley), the Daley family, from King's County and the Dewan family from County Tipperary. Here is the map:
more to come ... Al
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