Murtagh BURNS (BYRNS) and Sarah GRIER
E-mail from Elaine Brown:
The seven children of Murtagh BYRNS & Sarah GRIER (1780s-1840s) of Ireland
emigrated to Chichester Twp., Quebec and married in Chapeau, Allumette Island in the 1850s.
1. Patrick BURNS 1801-1890 m. 1860 Mary MCMAHON 1840-1867 d/o Patrick &
Associated surnames: LEAHY / Lahey, (Guildry dit) LABINE, CONROY,
RORABECK, MERCIER, MCGUIRE
2. George BURNS 1806-1892 m. 1855 Catherine MCMAHON 1836-1923 d/o Michael
& Mary MOLONY.
Associated surnames: O'BRIEN, GREGG, DUFFY, GAGNON, WILLSHER,
GORDON, GRIBBONS, LUESBY, MYLETTE, KENNEDY, ALLAN, PROULX, QUIRK,
CHAPUT, TOWERS, ROD(E)Y, MCDONALD, BARNETT, MCKENZIE
3. Alice BURNS 1807-1885 m 1845. Germain POIRIER 1818 - ??? parents ???
Associated surnames: SULLIVAN, DONNELLAN/ DONLAN, LONGPRÉ, ST. MARTIN,
4. Bernard BURNS 1830 - 1870 m. 1852 Mary RICHARDSON 1830 - 1871 d/o John
& Charlotte LEDGER
Associated surnames: FLEMING
5. Catherine BURNS 1832 - 1914 m. 1852 Henry JEWELL 1820-1905 s/o Henry &
Associated surnames: FLEMING, ROCHON, LEE, MCCREA, KENNEDY,
FITZPATRICK, DUFF, SCOTT, MCLARNEY, DURACK, FRASER, HOSSIE, PIERSON,
6. Sarah 1833 - 1880 m. 1854 Charles Europe JEWELL 1830 - 1899 s/o Henry &
Associated surnames: HENNESSY / Hennessey, CURLEY
7. Mary 1839-19?? m. 1857 Joseph (Bricault dit) LAMARCHE 1835 - 19?? s/o (see below, dated July 7, 2003 ... Al)
Louis & Mary DORION.
Associated surnames: GERVAIS, CHARLEBOIS, TYRRELL, MARTIN , DUROCHER.
I have recorded the Cemetery -- 771 tombstones and am now
verifying the 1,950+ burials from the registers. I hope to have it ready for
publication and sale within the next couple of weeks. I'll post a notice when it is
(Note: This publication is now available - contact Elaine for a copy ... Al)
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Here's another e-mail from Elaine:
I am pleased to announce the publication of my book:
St. Alphonsus of Ligouri
Chapeau, Allumette Island
Pontiac County, Quebec
Cemetery Inscriptions & Burial Records
The 138 page book includes a cemetery inscriptions section which lists the
771 monuments and includes an index of 1,448 names. The second section is
of 1,961 burial registrations from 1846 to 1920. This has been sorted
alphabetically and numbered and has an index of 2,954 names of parents and
spouses. The listing also includes the witnesses who were present and in
some cases cause of death and/or place of death.
The Canadian price is $21.00 plus s&h of $2.50 for a total of $23.50.
The U.S. price is $20.00 ($21.00 + 4.55 s&h less a 20% exchange rate
discount (rounded)). Please pay by cheque.
Lookups to see if your names of interest are listed are free. I'm
presently building a web page which will include all surnames. Queries are
$3.00 per lookup and responses will be by your choice of personal email or
by snail mail and will include the burial information and the tombstone
inscription if there is one available.
P.O. Box 76
Yarker, ON K0K 3N0
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Posting to UOVGEN List on October 25, 2001:
Hi Listers, I'm wondering if anyone is tracing the family of Denis O'BRIEN &
Hanora WHEYLAN / PHELAN / WHELAN? I'm hoping to find my grandfather's sister
through other family connections. Here's what I have so if you can connect in any
way please contact me.
Denis O'BRIEN b: Ireland? + Honora WHEYLAN b: Ireland? m: Abt. 1840 Ireland?
1. John O'BRIEN 1841-1897 m. Oct 1871 Frances FLEMING d/o Augustine FLEMING
& Margaret MOONEY
2. Anne O'BRIEN Baptism: 1848-???
3. Peter O'BRIEN 1850-??? Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, USA, m. 1882 Mary 'Mae' BURNS
1855-??? Turtle Lake, Wisconsin? d/o George Burns & Catherine McMahon
Peter and Mary may have had a son Maurice before leaving for Wisconsin.
There were five children of Augustine Fleming and Margaret Mooney
baptized at St. Michael's, Corkery in the 1840's:
Fleming, Martin 1/26/1842 Sponsors: Ring, Edward & Gregg, Mary
Fleming, Elenor 6/18/1843 Sponsors: Hogan, Mathew & Teeven, Anne
Fleming, Fanney 2/12/1845 Sponsors: Sullivan, Carroll (Charles) & Moran,
Fleming, Mary 7/10/1846 Sponsors: Cleary, James & Sullivan, Anne
Fleming, Margaret 11/4/1849 Sponsors: Ryan, Robert & Ryan, Terressa
This area is Peter Robinson country and many of the sponsors are documented
in Carol Bennett's book.
There's an R. Flemming in 1879 (Belden's Atlas of Carleton County)on the NW
corner of Lot 22, Concession 3, Fitzroy.
This is between Arnprior and the village of Galetta.
Many of these people had ties to Nepean and also to the Quebec side.
I have a lot of stuff here, other sources, including some of your other
surnames - O'Leary, Bowes, Ryan, McMahon, Whelan and will try and go through
it on the weekend and get back to you. Do you mind if I add this info to
your web page on my site?
Ask and you shall receive ... This is great Al, thank you. I've been
approximating their births based on the census and death dates which has
left gaps in the birth years. Too bad the 1851 census of Allumette Island is
missing but the family is on the 1861 census and Ellen was baptised at St.
Alphonsus in Oct 1860. It's hard to figure out ages when they change more
that 10 years from census to census.
Your mention of Peter Robinson's settlers and that you have Mary Gregg as a
sponsor of Martin Fleming may provide a connection. There was a William
Gregg & Frances MEEHAN who came aboard the Stakesby to Lanark Co. and who
were possibly in Renfrew Co. before they moved to Allumette Island. They had
a daughter Mary b. abt. 1824 who married James CANTWELL; John m. 1854
Margaret BRENNAN; Michael m. 1854 Johanna ROY / RAY; Jane m. 1857 Samuel PACK
(from Stittsville?); Patrick m. 1869 Frances REDDY / RETTY (Sheenboro from
I suspect that Patrick Gregg & Frances are buried at St. Pius V & Sacred
Heart Cobden Cemetery at Osceola in Renfrew County. The tombstone reads: Patrick Gregg died
Dec 13, 1904 aged 67 y/ his wife Frances Retty died June 17, 1914, aged 67
yr/ Wm. E. 1876-1960 Mary C. 1881-1962.
My connection to the Gregg's is through two brothers of my grandfather
George Burns. Thomas m. 1889 Frances Gregg and James Edward m. 1898 M.
Margaret Gregg both daughters of John & Margaret Brennan.
I also have other connections with Cleary's, Coghlan's and Hogan's from
Thanks for the offer of posting on your website. Let me know if you'd like
Added October 30, 2001
The Flemings were'nt in my lines so I don't have any specific info on file,
but I do remember seeing the name in the film for St. Michael's of Fitzroy
If you are ordering film, St. Michael's of Corkery and St. Michael's of
Fitzroy Harbour are on two different films, although they were essentially
the same, Corkery preceded Fitzroy, which I think started as a mission of
I notice the film numbers can be gotten at familysearch.org, by searching
for "Corkery, part of Ontario" and "Fitzroy Harbour, part of Ontario" under
Family History Library Catalogue.
Hope this is some help.
Jim Robinson (posted to UOVGEN
More from Jim:
It occurred to me if you would like to be thorough you should look also at
for St. Mary's of Quyon, Quebec , in Pontiac County (just across the river from Fitzroy
I grew up at Quyon where the hotel (now gone) was called "Fleming's Hotel",
owned by a widow named Margaret Fleming. Although she was the only Fleming
in town I had the impression she was born there.
March 6, 2002:
I am researching the Gregg family that came with the Robinson Settlers 1825.
I am a descendant of Elizabeth Gregg who was married to Timothy O'Connor.
I believe that Elizabeth had two brothers who came in 1823. Michael Gregg who
came with his brother William and wife Fannie.
Would like to know if you have further information on this family.
Waiting to hear back from you.
July 7, 2003:
I SEE YOUR REFERENCE ON AL LEWIS SITE.
MARY BURNS MARRIED TO JOSEPH BRICAULT DIT LAMARCHE.
I AM DESCENDED FROM THE LAMARCHES IN LAPASSE ONTARIO ON MY MOMS SIDE. I BELIEVE
JOSEPH TO BE ONE OF THIS LINE ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
ASSOCIATED NAMES HOULIHAN, LAMARCHE, BRICAULT, BRICAULT DIT LAMARCHE, GERVAIS,
COUTURIER, RALPH, TONGUE, TINK ETC.....
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