Jeffrey NOLAN / NOWLAN and Elizabeth DARCY

New January 20, 2007:

A Jeffrey Nolan and his wife, Elizabeth Darcy show up in early Catholic 
Church records in the Bytown area (1830's). Jeffrey is an unusual first name
among Irish Catholics.

Here is an e-mail regarding a Jeffrey Nolan, possibly related to the early 
Bytown settler:

"Such interesting information on this church.  (Our Lady of the Visitation)
I believe my great-great grandmother, Ann Nolan is buried there. 
Her husband, Jeffrey Nolan, of whom we have no information at all, might also be 
buried at Our Lady of Visitation Roman Catholic cemetery.  
Does anyone have any information as to how we can search the church records in 
order to ascertain Ann's date of death? 
Ann Martin (Nolan)" 

Hi Ann:
Thanks for your e-mail regarding Jeffrey Nolan.
There was a Jeffrey Nolan in this area in the early 1830's until the 1840's 
and beyond. His wife was Elizabeth Darcy. They may be part of your family.
Before the church at South Gloucester was built, many of the folks from 
that area had their children baptized at Notre Dame Cathedral in downtown 
Ottawa, on Sussex Drive. Here is the first record of Jeffrey Nolan and Elizabeth 
Darcy from Notre Dame:
9 Dec 1834
Baptism of Richard, son of Jeffrey Nolan and Elizabeth Darcy
Godparents: Edward Darcy & Ann Brennan

More children were baptised until about 1850 to this couple.
I'm sending a copy of this e-mail to Mr. David Nolan who may have more 
information for us. 

Do you mind if I start a new web page on our site (, based on 
your e-mail? Please let me know. 

Thanks again for this. 

... Al Lewis

E-mail Ann Martin, Michael Daley, Mary Quinn, David Nolan and Al Lewis

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