David MYLES / MILES and Catherine RYAN
Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada and to the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada

May 14, 2003:
 
Hi Al: 

I'm looking for records of my Myles family. They first settled in Osgoode Township about 1839/1841. 
Being Irish Catholics I would 'assume' they attended St. Mary's RC church. My understanding 
is that church burned down along with all its records. My first relative over's wife was 
C(K)atherine Myles and she has disappeared from any records I have found. Then about 1857-59, 
they settled permanently in Venosta, Quebec. St. Martins in Martindale became their parish, 
although they can be found in various RC churches along the Gatineau and in Ottawa 
getting married etc.

There were Myles with some matching names with the second Peter Robinson group, but I'm 
unable to match up concretely with any of the Myles names.

Hopefully, leaving no stone unturned. 
Garry McFadden 
Prince George, BC. 
gmcf@telus.net 
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Hi Garry:
 
Thanks for your e-mail. I'm also interested in the Myles family.

Here's a baptism which occurred at St. Mary's Church, South Gloucester, (now called 
Our Lady of the Visitation),in 1849:
 
William Myles was born on January 20, 1849, son of David Miles and Catherine Ryan. 
The godparents were Nicholas Sullivan and Mary McGee who are my GGGrandparents. 
The officiating priest was Father Deleage who brought many of the families up to 
the Maniwaki and Venosta area to settle in the 1850's.
 
I'll keep an eye out for your Myles family. Most of these early Osgoode families have 
records (before 1848) at Notre Dame downtown (missionaries came from Notre Dame to 
the chapel at South Gloucester in the early days) and recorded events in the registers of Notre Dame.
 
I'll set up a new page for these folks and will let you know when I find anything more.
 
... Al
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Here's another one - this one is registered at Notre Dame Cathedral on Sussex Drive:

8 Aug 1841
Baptism of Margaret, born 30 June last of the marriage of David Miles / Myles and Catherine Ryan
Witnesses: Patrick Cangley & Cecilia Doyle (Osgoode families)
(I believe that Cecilia Doyle was a sister to my GGGrandmother, Margaret Doyle ... Al)
... Al

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And it gets curioser:

St. Mary's, South Gloucester, (now Our Lady of the Visitation)
Jane Dailey / Daley, born Sept 7, 1848, was baptized on October 14, 1848. Her parents were 
Michael Daley and Catherine Miles. Godparents were James Johnston and Mary O'Connor.

... Al
June 7, 2003:
Descendants of David Myles
(three generations only - Garry has a very complete family tree)
1 David Myles 1815 - 1895 . +Catherine Ryan 1821 - 1865 ........ 2 John Myles 1841 - 1927 ............ +Isabella McCambley 1846 - 1915 ................... 3 David Myles 1865 - 1936 ................... 3 Mary Catherine Myles 1866 - 1895 ....................... +William Hayes ................... 3 Jane Sarah Myles 1869 - ....................... +Michael O'Reilly ................... 3 Isabella Myles 1871 - 1959 ....................... +Patrick Brennan 1869 - ................... 3 John Thomas Myles 1873 - 1900 ................... 3 Michael Alexander Myles 1875 - ................... 3 Patrick William Myles 1877 - ................... 3 Hannah F. Myles 1878 - ....................... +Patrick Daly ................... *2nd Husband of Hannah F. Myles: ....................... + Jack Pilney ................... 3 Lucy Myles 1881 - ................... 3 Clara Myles 1882 - ....................... + William Lawrence Hickey 1885 - ................... 3 Alice Ann Myles 1885 - ....................... + Hugh O'Connell ................... 3 Francis (Frank) Myles 1886 - 1982 ....................... + Mary Elizabeth (Sis) Daly 1887 - 1969 ................... 3 Joseph Michael Myles 1889 - 1926 ....................... + Melanie Bouchard 1884 - 1960 ........ 2 Mary Catherine Myles 1845 - 1871 ............ +William Michael Brown 1837 - ................... 3 Catherine Frances Brown 1861 - 1919 ....................... + Patrick McLaughlin 1853 - 1946 ................... 3 William (Willie) Brown 1863 - 1945 ....................... + Mary Carroll 1869 - 1960 ................... 3 Michael Brown 1865 - ........ 2 William Myles 1849 - 1894 (see posting dated December 30, 2007) ............ +Agnes Wardrobe 1858 - 1933 ................... 3 John Myles 1884 - ................... 3 George Myles 1885 - 1959 ................... 3 William Myles 1888 - ................... 3 Margaret Myles 1890 - 1923 ....................... +Edwin (Eddy) Thomas Kealy 1880 - 1950 (from the Kealey Settlement - see map on our Gatineau page, above) ................... 3 Elizabeth Myles 1891 - 1958 ....................... +Francis (Frank) Richard Lawlis / Lawliss 1888 - 1955 ................... 3 Esther Agnes Myles 1894 - 1959 ....................... + John Andrew O'Sullivan 1890 - 1981 ........ 2 David Myles 1851 - 1936 ............ + Helen Stopdeals (Stockdale ?) 1823 - ........ 2 Michael Myles 1853 - 1933 ............ +Mary Alice Grant 1862 - 1917 ................... 3 Stillborn Myles ................... 3 Agnes (Aggie) Myles 1879 - 1957 ....................... +Patrick (Twin) Field 1876 - 1950 ... I believe that this Field family is connected to the Patrick Field and Norah Hayes family from Fitzroy Township and Fieldville, Quebec ... Al) ................... 3 William Myles 1881 - 1972 ....................... +Lillian McDermott 1888 - 1948 ................... 3 Archibald Myles 1883 - 1977 ....................... +Mary Elizabeth Ryan 1891 - 1920 ................... *2nd Wife of Archibald Myles: ....................... +Mary Jane Laporte 1904 - 1976 ................... 3 David James (Jim) Myles 1885 - 1976 ....................... +Mary (Molly) Brown 1885 - 1966 ................... 3 Martha Myles 1887 - 1978 ....................... +Dorsey Kealey 1884 - 1964 ................... 3 Mary (Minnie) Myles 1889 - 1917 ....................... +Ambrose McAndrew ................... 3 Ellen (Nellie) Myles 1892 - 1964 ....................... +Henry Herbert Tapp 1890 - 1950 ................... 3 Michael Daniel Myles 1894 - 1898 ................... 3 Henry Joseph Myles 1897 - 1939 ....................... +Elizabeth Violet McSheffrey ................... 3 Violet Myles 1904 - ....................... +Gregory Martin Mahoney 1893 - 1973 ................... *2nd Husband of Violet Myles: ....................... +Joseph (Joe) McDonald ................... 3 Edmund Myles 1905 - 1914 ........ 2 Hannah Myles 1855 - 1872 *2nd Wife of David Myles: . +Mathilda (Martha) Stockdale 1821 - 1897
March 5, 2006: Mr. Michael Daley has written a 140th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet, 1845-1985 for Our Lady of the Visitation Church which was built in the late 1840's. Hello Michael, I believe I have corresponded with you some time in the past. I was wondering if it would be possible to purchase or get a copy of the above booklet? I am still looking for my Myles family descendants who were from Ireland and lived in Osgoode for a period of time, before settling in Venosta, Quebec. ... Garry McFadden ________________________ Good evening , Garry McFadden, yes I can send you a copy of the 140th , booklet, I'LL need your address, yes you may have contacted me some years ago, I recall Greg Mahoneys wife, from Venosta searching for her Myles family in Osgoode, close to 30 years ago , [my wheels turn slow,but I seem to recall ,attending her grandfather Myles, wedding in our Lady of the Visitation church, are you looking for descendants, or ancestors?? in your Myles connection, if you give some names , ill see what I can find or send ,you to somebody who can help , hoping to hear from you. ... Michael
February 1, 2007: Good evening 30 some years a phone call from Mrs. Greg [ Myles ] Mahoney from Fieldville , P.QUEBEC looking for info on a Miles family in Osgoode, this is what I found in OUR Lady OF the VISITATION register it reads. Michael Myles son of David Myles and Catherine Ryan born JULY 19. 1853 baptized July 30 witnesses were Robert Mantel / Mantle and Ann Beregen / Berrigan / Bergin.[ end of quote] in later years in visiting at St. Patrick's Home in Ottawa , in a conversation with an elderly man , Frank Miles , he was married to Elizabeth Daley daughter of Michael Daley and Bridget Mulvihill,, Frank informed me that his father had left Osgoode about , or in the 1860's ???. they had lived at Manotick Station, around the time building of the railroad. and then moved on , up the Gatineau . I stand to be corrected but could she be buried down here. ?? Al, you may have this also from St,Mary's, Marriage of John Doyle August 4 1852 son of Sylvester Doyle on one part and Mary McGee wife in the first marriage of Michael Sullivan If your GGGrandmother Margaret Doyle is a sister to, Cecilia she would be the daughter of Slyvester Doyle and Mary Bailey , Cecilia ?. married Patrick McEvoy , son of Thomas McEvoy and Margaret Marshall , Patrick and his wife gave land for St. John's church at Enniskerry, Ontario. ... Michael Daley
February 2, 2007: I do not know if you have this info but thought I would send it just in case. It is only of one of David Myles children but thought it might be useful to you. Descendants of David Myles 1. DAVID1 MYLES was born 1815 in Ireland, and died January 03, 1895 in Venosta QC. He married (1) CATHERINE RYAN. She was born 1821 in Ireland. He married (2) MATHILDA (MARTHA) STOCKDALE. She was born 1821 in England. Burial: Martindale Children of DAVID MYLES and CATHERINE RYAN are: 1. WILLIAM2 MYLES (DAVID1) was born 1846 in Osgoode, Upper Canada, and died April 05, 1894 in Venosta QC. He married AGNES WARDROBE in Carleton Place, Ontario. She was born Abt. 1858 in Carleton Place On ii. MARY CATHERINE MYLES, b. 1845. iii. JOHN MYLES, b. October 06, 1844. iv. DAVID MYLES, b. 1851. v. MICHAEL MYLES, b. January 19, 1853. vi. HANNAH MYLES, b. 1855. .Burial: Martindale QC Children of WILLIAM MYLES and AGNES WARDROBE are: 1. ELIZABETH3 MYLES (WILLIAM2, DAVID1) was born May 28, 1891 in Venosta, QC, and died September 11, 1958 in Venosta, QC. She married FRANCIS RICHARD (FRANK) LAWLIS June 30, 1920 in St Martins , Martindale QC. He was born March 05, 1888, and died April 20, 1955 in Venosta, QC. Burial Martindale ii. JOHN MYLES. iii. GEORGE MYLES, b. April 19, 1885. iv. WILLIAM MYLES. v. MARGARET MYLES, b. November 28, 1890. vi. ESTHER AGNES MYLES, b. May 28, 1894. Children of ELIZABETH MYLES and FRANCIS LAWLIS are: i. HAROLD4 LAWLIS, b. Venosta, QC; d. December 09, 1985, Ottawa,On; m. JUDITH HAWES; ii. MARY LAWLIS. for more info on Myles or Lawlis contact rbhawes@rogers.com and I will direct you to them: Hope it helps, ... Barbara Hawes
December 30, 2007: Attached is a marriage document for William Moyles and Agnes Wardrope which took place 11 Nov 1881 in Lanark, Ontario. I believe this to be the the William Myles / Agnes Wardrobe on your MYLES section in bytown.net There are many similars (but also differences). William Moyles was born in Osgoode in 1854. (It is not 'unusal' for people to 'lie' about their age when they get married.). William was the son of David Moyles and Catherine Douglas. He married Agnes Wardrope in Lanark, Ontario. Agnes was born in 1858 in Ross Township. William Myles was born in Osgoode in 1846. William was the son of David Myles and Catherine Ryan. He married Agnes Wardrobe in Carleton Place, Ontario. ... Bruce Cowen
... Bruce Cowen ________________________________________ Reading this marriage certificate brings back memories of familiar places from the past -- Ross, Dalhousie, Darling, Palmerston and Lavant Townships. This area is north-west of Perth, Ontario, and is a very strong Scotch Presbyterian area. The main villages are Snow Road, Ompah, Flower Station, Clyde Forks. Beautiful country and good fishing. ... Al
February 26, 2009: Hello everyone, if any of you actually have these e mail addresses still !! I'm looking for help with the Myles family tree, brief history of why .... My husband's family were from Wakefield Quebec - the Chemin Clark is named after his uncle (but spelt incorrectly unless you see the actual sign which someone has corrected !) On his mothers side he is related to the Myles family, but his mother died many years ago when he was very young so many details are not known and as well as contacting known relatives I noticed your details on the computer. It also helps that our second child has a school project on family trees and we can not give her details of her Great Grandmother !! Known information: Evelyn Ruth Myles married John Milton Clarke. Her parents were William Myles born approx 1880 in Venosta Quebec died approx 1970 in Ottawa. He was a Mountie (RCMP) we believe. Her mother we have no idea but know she died quite young we believe probably in Wakefield or Ottawa. The Myles family we are looking for were RC and from Ireland many years ago. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you ... Caroline Clarke _______________________________ Attached is a marriage certificate for William Myles (note he is listed as a policeman) and Mary Lilian McDermott for 21 Sep 1916 in Ottawa. I believe this is the William Myles which Caroline was looking for. If so, I also sent her the tree which I have on the Myles going back a few more generations. It turns we are related. My mother's maiden name is McGoey. We have a common direct ancestry in Thomas McGoey (b abt 1725 in Ireland). My direct line goes thru a different son of Thomas than yours. Another famous ancestor of yours is Philemon Wright - the famous lumber baron who 'started' the lumber trade in 1806 in the Ottawa area. McGoey and Wright connection Here is an 1835 record of Pamela Wright from Notre Dame Cathedral on Sussex Drive. 3 March 1835 Marriage of Laurence Burke and Catherine Leamy (Leamy Lake in the Gatineau) Godparents: William Hennessey & Pamela Wright (Pamela Wright, wife of Thomas McGoey and daughter of Philomen Wright) Source: Drouin Collection at ancestry.ca Attached is the ancestry tree (.pdf format) for Evelyn Ruth Myles. You will have to print out and attach the pages together. (not included here ... Al) ... Bruce Cowen
July 9, 2010: Garry- Agnes was a first cousin of my grandmother Mary Catherine Myles (1866-1895). Our family summered in the second farm house Pat and Aggie owned in 1936 and 37 and elsewhere in Fieldville after that. My mother and her sister kept in touch with Aggie. Unfortunately no one in my family has pictures of Aggie and Pat. I remember them fondly and recall how hard working and resourceful they were. Their fine brick house stood out along the Fieldville Road. Sorry I don't have anything for you but if I find something I'll get back to you. Have you contacted their grandkids? ... Lorne ____________________________________________________ Hello Lorne.... Nice to hear from you. I do have some pictures and I am sending them to you and Al for his website if he would like to have them on there as well. The more the older folks are published, the more the younger folks will perhaps take an interest in their family ancestors and their life stories. Thanks again and hope the pictures do give you some good memories. In the second picture, from right to left, Agnace Myles (Field), presumably Patrick Field, and then Archie Myles. In the first picture, left to right are Violet Myles, Agnace in the center and Nellie on the right. Myles and Field Families of the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada Myles and Field Families of the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada Garry McFadden
September 6, 2010: Hi Al... thought that these pictures would be a worthwhile addition for your Myles pages. As always, thank you very much. This picture was given to me as a picture of Michael Myles and his wife Mary Alice Grant and two of their children. But, if you compare the features to the next picture, I don't think they are the same people. Possibly David Myles and Catherine Ryan! This seems to be a much earlier picture, perhaps a deguero(?) type. If so, this would probably be the previous generation and probably Michael. Opinions welcome..... Myles Family of the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada, 1800's The following picture is also of Michael Myles and the lady is supposed to be his wife Mary Alice Grant.... opinions? Myles Family of the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada, 1800's This picture too is David Myles and his wife Mary Alice Grant and family.. Myles Family of the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada, 1800's Garry McFadden Prince George, BC
New May 10, 2011: Hello, My name is Jerry Laporte and my Aunt was Mary Jane Laporte and she married Archibald Miles (or Myles). She lived in Venosta and the details I remember is that Uncle Archie lost an eye and Aunt Mary was in a wheel chair. The Laporte family lived in Venosta and had four children: Michael, Emmet, Martin and Mary Jane. If you have any information that you can share with me I would appreciate your contributions. Jerry Laporte _________________ Thanks to Bruce Cowen for the following reply to Jerry: "I do not have too much on Mary Jane Laporte. *Martindale headstone - Mary Jane Laporte (1903 - 1976) / buried with husband and his 1st wife *St.Martin's Cemetery (2008) book - Mary Jane Laporte (Archie Myles) (1903 - 1976) Below is an ancestry tree for her husband, Archibald Myles. I have 8 children for Archibald and Mary Jane, and one child from Archibald's first marriage with Mary Elizabeth Ryan. (She died shortly after the birth.)
Genealogy Chart for Archibald Myles
... Bruce Cowen

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