Patrick NOLAN and Catherine NOLAN, from County Wexford, Ireland
to Gloucester Township, Ottawa, Canada
January 29, 2011:
Thanks to David Nolan for this family history of Patrick and Catherine NOLAN:
Patrick and Catherine Nolan came to Canada in 1862 from the Parish of Templeshanbo, Townland of Bolebeg, Ballindaggan,
County Wexford, Ireland. The little village of Ballindaggan is located about six miles north/west of the City of Enniscorthy,
County Wexford. In 1993 the village consisted of a post office, a school, three or four houses, two pubs - one of which is
the Nolan pub/hotel (no relation) and a Catholic Church - St. Colmans, with an adjoining cemetery. In 1993 there were at
least four Nolan families in the immediate area of Ballindaggan. It should be noted that Catherines last name was also
Nolan prior to her marriage to Patrick.
Upon arriving in Canada they settled on Bogtown Road, (Gloucester Township), now known as Bowesville Road, at Manotick Station.
They lived in a log house on the John Redmond Sr. farm, Lot 29, Conc. 3, Rideau Front, Gloucester Township, 200 acres.
John Redmond Sr. who was married to Patrick’s sister Mary, moved his family to 125 Nicholas Street, Ottawa.
Map Source: Extracted from the Belden Atlas of Carleton County, 1879
The Bowesville Road in 1879 (Extracted from the map of Gloucester Township)
Two of Patrick’s sisters were already in Canada when he and Catherine arrived - Mary (Mrs.John Redmond) and Bridget
Patrick and Catherine lived on the Redmond farm, Lot 29, Conc, 3, from 1862 to 1875. John Redmond Jr. returned to
this farm in 1876 and it remained in the Redmond name until the 1940’s.
On May 6, 1875 Patrick purchased 100 acres, the S½ Lot 27, Conc. 3, Rideau Front, Gloucester, from Kennedy Johnston
for the sum of $1,300.00. This was the third farm north of the Redmond farm. There were only 10 acres cleared and
no buildings. This farm remained in the Nolan name for 100 years. Patricks grandson John sold it in Sept. 1975.
Patrick, ( born Nov. 1, 1822, Ballindaggan, Co. Wexford, Parish of Templeshanbo, died March 1, 1905, Manotick Station),buried at
Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester. He farmed and worked on the railroad. In Ireland
he married Catherine Nolan,( born _____, 1822, County Wexford, Ireland, died June 15, 1895, at Manotick Station) buried at
Our Lady of the Visitation Church Cemetery, South Gloucester.
Patrick and Catherine had five children - Michael, Moses, William, Anne and Anastatia. Anastatia was the only one of
their children born in Canada.
Their Children -
Michael - ( born _____, 1850, Ballindaggan, County Wexford, died Nov.20, 1931, at Manotick Station), buried at Our Lady
of the Visitation Church Cemetery, South Gloucester. Married Nov. 6, 1883 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester
(then known as St. Mary’s) to Annie Carroll (born June 29, 1858 in County Wexford, Ireland, died May 11,1952, buried at
Our Lady of the Visitation Church Cemetery, South Gloucester), daughter of David Carroll and Catherine Hatton of County Wexford.
Upon leaving Ireland Annie was given a Cross by her mother which has been handed down to one of her descendants.
Michael bought farm on Lot 3, Conc, 3 Osgoode Township at Manotick Station on June 3, 1883. On Dec. 27, 1907 he also bought
farm on Lot 2, Conc. 2, Osgoode Township at Manotick Station from William Dancy.
Michael Nolan and Annie Carroll had eight children: Joseph, Catherine, Annie, Mary, Marcella, Florence, Ellen, Daniel.
a - Joseph Patrick - farmer, ( born Oct. 12, 1884, died Aug. 12, 1966 ) buried at Our Lady of the Visitation Church
Cemetery, South Gloucester. Married on Nov. 17,1917 to Mary Bridget McKenna ( born May 7, 1893, died Aug. 27, 1975 )
daughter of Virgil McKenna and Catherine O’Callaghan of Lot 1, Conc. 6, Osgoode Township near South Gloucester.
Joseph Nolan and Mary McKenna had three children - Leonard , Grace , Helen.
1- Leonard Michael - ( born Sept. 14, 1918, died Feb. 8, 2001 ) buried at Visitation Church Cemetery. On May 29,1943 at Our Lady
of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester, Leonard married Rita Mary Berthiaume ( born June 24, 1923, died Oct. 28, 2010 ),
buried at Visitation Church Cemetery, daughter of Salem Berthiaume and Evelyn Robert.
He was a welder and also farmed on Lot 2, Conc. 2, Osgoode Twp. The farm his grandfather Michael purchased in 1907.
Leonard and Rita Nolan had six children - Michael, Margaret, James, Joan Anne, Timothy and Joseph.
2- Catherine Grace- (born March 1, 1922, died ________), on Sept. 19, 1939 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South
Gloucester Grace married George Erwin McNeely ( born Oct.22,1910, died Dec.5,1971 ), buried at St. Bridgets Cemetery,
River Road) son of Charles McNeely and Bertha Christopher. (picture of Bertha)
Grace and Erwin McNeely had four children - Kenneth, Mary, Leonard, Patricia.
3 - Helen Teresa - (born Jan. 2, 1929, died________), on Oct. 18,1952 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester
Helen married Michael Smyth O’Brien, ( born __,1929, died Jan.19,2000 ), buried at Hope Cemetery, Leitrim , son of
Edgar O’Brien and Jenny Smyth of Johnston Corners.
Helen and Smyth O’Brien had four children - Larry, Anne, Patsy, Mary Jane.
b - Catherine (Katie) Teresa - ( born April 13, 1886, died Oct.___, 1975 ), buried at Visitation Church Cemetery,
South Gloucester. On July 10, 1913 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester married Nicholas P. Tierney
( born _____,1878, died _____,1957 ), buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester, son of Patrick Tierney and Margaret Ralph.
There were no children.
Second marriage in 1957 or 1958 to Arthur Kelly ( born April 2,1888, died March 23, 1963), buried at St. Bridgets Cemetery,
River Road , son of John Kelly and Teresa Daley.
c - Mary Frances - ( born Nov. 1888, died Dec. 24, 1977 ), buried Visitation Church Cemetery, South Gloucester. On June 16,
1912 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester Mary married Leo Phillip McEvoy, ( born 1882, died Nov.24, 1937 ),
buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester. Son of Richard McEvoy and Elizabeth Sheridan.
Mary Frances Nolan and Leo McEvoy had six children - Francis, George, John , Carroll, Margaret and Reginald Leo
1 - Francis McEvoy - ( born Aug. 28, 1913, died Nov. 29, 1993 ) married Muriel Catherine Cruikshank.
2 - George - ( Sept. 1, 1915, died July 11, 1966 ), never married
3 - Margaret - ( Oct. 18, 1918, died ______ ), married Victor Cruikshank on June 30, 1933.
4 - Carroll - ( born Nov. 8, 1921, died _______ ), married Margerite Jeanne Fogarty on May 24, 1951
5 - Reginald Leo - ( born _____, 1928, died _____, 1929, age 3 months
6 - John - ( born March 1, 1933, died ________ ), never married.
d - Marcella E. - ( born Aug. 4, 1891, died _____, 1957 ) buried St. Bridgets Cemetery, River Road. On April 28,
1914 married Arthur Kelly ( born April 2, 1888, died March 23, 1963 ) buried at St. Bridgets Cemetery, River Road,
son of John Kelly and Teresa Daley.
Marcella Nolan and Arthur Kelly had thirteen children - Daniel, Wilfred, Mary, Phylliss, Michael, Phillip, Frances,
Marion, Nora, Florence, Linus, Ken, Luella.
1 - Daniel Kelly - married Lorna Clark.
2 - Wilfred Kelly - married Aileen Watters.
3 - Mary Kelly - married William Boyce
4 - Phylliss Kelly - married Gerald McIntomy
5 - Michael Kelly - married Marion McNeely
6 - Phillip Kelly - married Ellen Bulger
7 - Frances Kelly - married Rudy Brousseau
8 - Marion Kelly- married Donald Cordick
9 - Nora Kelly- married William Koehmsted
10 - Florence Kelly- married Ben MacDougal
11 - Linus Kelly- married Bernie
12 - Ken Kelly- married Bea
13 - Luella Kelly- married Emmet Flynn
e - Annie Agnes - ( born Sept. 27, 1887, died Dec. 9, 1987 ) buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. On Nov. 28, 1923
married Joseph Aurele Cote at St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa. Aurele Cote is also buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa.
Annie Nolan and Aurele Cote had no children.
f - Florence Cecilia - ( born Jan. 1, 1893, died Jan. 25, 1954 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester.
Florence was a school teacher and never married.
g - Ellen Gertrude - ( born Oct. 18, 1896, died ________ ). On Oct. 28, 1919 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church,
South Gloucester married John Norbert Blanchfield ( born _____, 1894, died Sept. 26, 1970 ) son of James Blanchfield
and Elizabeth Daley.
Ellen Nolan and Norbert Blanchfield’s children - Helen, Norberta, Francis, Ted, Michael, Edward.
1 - Helen Blanchfield - ( born _____, 1921, died ______, 1992 ) married Ernest Ducharme
2- Norberta Blanchfield - ( born May 12, 1923, died, April 30, 1986 ) died in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA,
married John Dagneau.
3 - Francis Blanchfield - ( born ____, 1925, died, Nov. 13, 1924 ).
4 - Ted Blanchfield - married Ethel Busko
5 - Michael Blanchfield - ( born Sept. 1927, died Sept. 1927 )
6 - Edward Blanchfield - no info.
h - Michael Daniel - ( born Feb. 12, 1902, died May ___, 1977 ) buried at Visitation Church Cemetery, South Gloucester.
On April 20 ,1932 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester married Petronella McKenna ( born May 29, 1903,
died Jan. 7, 1988 ) buried at Visitation Church Cemetery, South Gloucester, daughter of Virgil McKenna and Catherine O’Callaghan.
Daniel Nolan and Petronella McKenna had no children.
Moses - ( born April ___, 1855, in Ballindaggan, County Wexford, died May 11, 1926 ) buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa.
He was living with his son Patrick at 434 Besserer Street, Ottawa when he died. On Nov. 14, 1894 married at St. Joseph’s Church,
Ottawa to Bridget Moran ( Connelly ), ( born ___, 1864, died Sept 2, 1910 ), widow of James Moran, daughter of Michael Connelly
and Margaret _______, buried at Notre Dame Cemetery , Ottawa.
Moses Nolan and Bridget Moran’s children - Martin ( Moran ), James ( Moran ), Catherine Mary, Patrick Michael, Bridget Agnes, Margaret.
1 - Martin Moran - ( born Sept. 28, 1888, died ______ ), no further info.
2 - James Moran - ( born Feb. 12, 1890, died _______ ). On Sept. 15, 1919 married Margaret Florence Shaletta
( born Nov. 15, 1893, died ________ ).
3 - Catherine Mary - ( born Sept. 19, 1895, died Jan. 15, 1971 ) buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa.
On May 30, 1917 St. Bridget’s Church, Ottawa married Ivan George Larock ( born _______, died ______ )
buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa son of William Larock and Sarah Magurn.
Catherine Nolan and George Larock’s children - Audrey, Irva, Vivian
Audrey - no info; Irva married G. N. Montagano; Vivian married Eldon Dowler, 2 children
4 - Patrick Michael - ( born May 3, 1898, died ______ ). Never married.
5 - Bridget Agnes - ( born Oct. 5, 1899, died Oct. 18, 1975 ), buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. Not married.
6 - Margaret A. - ( born April 2, 1902, died April 17, 1965 ), buried at Beachwood Cemetery, Ottawa.
On April 26, 1937 married William George Rowe ( born July 18, 1901, died Sept. 2, 1974 ), buried at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.
Margaret Nolan and George Rowe had one child - Sheila Anne.
Shiela Anne ( born March 19, 1938, died April 17, 1965 ) buried at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.
Note - Both Margaret and her daughter Sheila died around midnight, on Saturday April 17, 1965 when they were hit by a car
while crossing Wellington Street in Ottawa.
James and Martin Moran were step-sons of Moses Nolan, sons of James Moran, Bridget Connollys first husband. Moses farmed
on Bogtown Road ( Bowesville Road ) at Manotick Station buying the North Half of Lot 30, Conc. 3, Rideau Front, 100 acres
from Michael McEvoy on Dec. 10, 1891 , sold it to Andrew Spratt on April 14, 1898, moved to Ottawa and lived at 12 Duffern
Street. He worked on the railroad.
In 1882, Moses, John Robert Johnson and Jim Gray went to work on the construction of the Canada Atlantic Railway. They drove
from Manotick Station by horse and carriage by way of Metcalfe and Duncanville ( now Russell ) then walked six or seven
miles to South Indian ( near present day Limoges ) where they joined the construction crew.
William - ( born March 11, 1856 in Ballindaggan, Co. Wexford, Parish of Templeshanbo, died Dec.7, 1930 buried at
Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester. Died at home and from pneumonia. Married on June 19, 1896 at Our Lady of the
Visitation Church, South Gloucester, to Anne Hogan ( born Feb. 14, 1858, died Dec. 3, 1923, buried at Visitation
Cemetery, South Gloucester ), daughter of John Hogan and Ellen Brooks. Anne died at the Redmond home 125 Nicholas
Street, Ottawa from breast cancer.
William took over the farm from his father Patrick ( S1/2 Lot 27, Conc. 3, R.F., Gloucester. He farmed and
worked on the railroad.
William Nolan and Anne Hogan had three children - Catherine Veronica , John Leonard , Ellen Mary.
a- Catherine Veronica ( Vera ) - ( born June 22, 1897, died Jan. 7, 1986 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery,
South Gloucester. On Oct. 27, 1920 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester married Severinus
( Vernie ) Oswald Downey ( born Feb. 21, 1889, died Dec. 2, 1960 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery
South Gloucester, son of James Downey and Teresa Dunn.
Vera Nolan and Vernie Downey`s children - James Austin, Anna, Linus William, Margaret Mary Teresa, Viola Elizabeth,
Loretta Mary, Leo John, Oswald Joseph.
1 - James Austin - ( born June 9, 1922, died Dec. 29, 1986 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester.
On Aug. 5, 1947 at St. John`s Church, Enniskerry married Edna Daley ( born March 10, 1920, died Nov. 30, 1998 )
buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester, daughter of Thomas Patrick Daley and Ida Leahy of Osgoode.
Jim Downey and Edna Daley`s children - Maureen, Joan, Martin, Colleen, Lorraine.
Maureen married Patrick Fish; Joan married 1st Nicholson Wells, 2nd Vello Pestrasko; Martin married Deborah Ortman;
2- Anna - ( born Dec. 12, 1924, died _______ ) On Oct. 20, 1945 at St. Bridgets Church, Ottawa married Joseph T. Burns
( born Sept. 6, 1913, died March 14, 1986 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester, son of
Lawrence Burns and Margaret MacDonald. Second marriage to Rene Samure on Nov. 14, 1992
at St. John`s Church, Enniskerry.
Anna Downey and Joe Burns children - Lawrence, Arlene, Douglas, Janet, Margaret Anne, Brian.
Lawrence married Gail Dupe, 2 children; Arlene married Burke Blanchfield, 2 children ;
Douglas married 1st Susan Lancaster, 2 children, 2nd _________, 1 child; Janet married Michael McEvoy,
2 children ; Brian, unmarried.
3- Linus William - ( born June 2, 1926, died ______ ) On Aug. 17, 1956 at Sacred Heart of Mary Church, Madoc,
Ontario married Madeline Forrestell ( born June 10, 1935, __________ ) daughter of Wilfred Forrestell
and Mary Ryan of Madoc, Ontario.
Linus Downey and Madeline Forrestell`s children - Catherine, Mark, Carl, John, Jane, Paul, Lorne.
Catherine married Joe Brennan, 2 children; Mark married Susan MacDonald, 2 children; Carl married 1st
Shiela Coupal 2nd Maureen Waddell,1 child; John unmarried; Jane married Dave Dunlop, 1 child; Paul
married Annette Bekkers, 2 children; Lorne unmarried.
4 - Margaret Mary Teresa - ( born May 24, 1930, died __________ ). On Oct. 27, 1951 at Our Lady of the Visitation
Church, South Gloucester married Michael William Quinn ( born Oct. 27, 1927, died May 13, 2008, buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester, son of Michael Quinn and Edna Foran.
Margaret Downey and Mike Quinn`s children - Phillip, Neil, Allan, Glenn, Sheila, Sharon, Mary.
Philip married Cathy Laughlin, 3 children; Neil married Debbie Darwin,3 children; Allan married Connie Pfitzer,
1 child ; Glenn married Joan McKenna,1 child; Shiela married Brian Smith, 4 children; Sharon married Mark Guindon,
2 children; Mary died in infancy.
5 - Viola Elizabeth - ( born Jan. 30, 1933, died _______ ). On Aug. 6, 1955 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church,
South Gloucester married Allan Hugh Turner ( born June 4, 1930, died June 30, 2004 ) buried Thunder Bay,
Ontario. Son of Joseph Turner and Mona Burke of Osgoode.
Viola Downey and Allan Turner’s children - Grant, Roxanne.
Grant married Pauline Plouffe, 2 children; Roxanne not married.
6 - Loretta Mary - ( born May 22, 1934, died June 25, 2004 ), buried at St. John Cemetery, Enniskerry. On Aug. 23, 1958
at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester married Joseph Keith McGuire ( born Jan. 11, 1936, died ________ )
son of Earl McGuire and Lettie Dewan.
Loretta Downey and Keith McGuire’s children - Dwayne, Sean
Dwayne unmarried; Sean married 1st Linda Clayton,2 children; 2nd Cindy Smiley.
7 - Leo John - ( born May 23, 1936, died _________ ). On Sept.12, 1959 at St. Anthony Church, Perkins, Quebec
married Evangeline Berrea ( born March 20, 1935, died _________ ) daughter of Arthur Berrea and Evangeline
Laverty of Perkins, Quebec.
Leo Downey and Evangeline Berrea’s children - Karen, Kevin, Carolyn, Richard, Brian.
Karen married Clarence Lovenuk, 2 children; Kevin married Laura-Lee Dewan, 2 children; Carolyn married
Ronald O’Connell, 2 children; Richard married Cindy Cross, 2 children ; Brian married Jennifer Boire, 2 children.
8 - Oswald Joseph - ( born March 20 ,1938, died Sept. 23, 2008 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery, South
Gloucester. On Sept. 3, 1960 at St. John’s Church, Enniskerry married Joan Mary Carroll ( born Sept. 23, 1940,
died _________ ) daughter of Albert Carroll and Aletha Thompson of Osgoode.
Oswald Downey and Joan Carroll’s children - Gerard, Perry, Dale, Todd.
Gerrard married Kimberly MacDonald, 3 children; Perry unmarried; Dale married Dianne Van Rens, 2 children; Todd married Heidi Parks, 2 children.
9- Beverly Lefurgy - ( born March 28, 1942, died _______ ). Unmarried, lives at Fitzroy Harbour, Ont.
b-John Leonard - ( born Nov. 6, 1899, died April 21, 1982 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester.
On June 27, 1927 at Notre Dame church, Ottawa married Kathleen Isobel Redmond ( born July 9, 1907,
died Jan. 15, 1973 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester, daughter of Robert Redmond and
Catherine Boulger of Manotick Station.
John Nolan and Kathleen Redmond’s children - William ( Bill ), Elizabeth ( Betty ), Marguerite ( Bonnie ),
Patrick, Robert, Barbara, Beatrice, David, Gerald, Ronald ( Ronnie ).
1 - William ( Bill ) Michael Francis - ( born June 16, 1927, died Oct. 26, 2002 ) buried at Visitation
Cemetery, South Gloucester. On June 4, 1949 at St. John’s Church, Osgoode married Eleanor Mary McGuire
( born March 20, 1928, died Jan. 8, 1983 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester,
daughter of Charles McGuire and Teresa Daley of Osgoode.
Bill Nolan and Eleanor McGuire’s children - Terry, Carol Ann, Charles, Richard, Michael.
Terry married Marjorie McDiarmid, two children; Carol Ann married Terry Lunan, 1 child; Charles married
Joan Thomas, 2 children; Richard married 1st Rebecca Webster, 3 children; 2nd Nancy Brennan, 1 child;
Michael married Margaret Strober, 1 child.
2 - Elizabeth ( Betty ) Catherine - ( born Dec. 18, 1928, died _______ ). On Sept. 15, 1956 at
Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester married Erwin Shields ( born March 19, 1926, died Jan. 13, 1998 )
buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Enniskerry, son of Patrick Shields and Kathleen Kelly of Osgoode.
Betty Nolan and Erwin Shield’s children - Daniel, unmarried.
3- Marguerite ( Bonnie ) Anne - ( born March 21, 1930, died _________ ). On July 31, 1954 at Our Lady of
the Visitation Church, South Gloucester married Donald ( Don ) Dalman ( born June 6, 1934, died April 22, 1994
in Cooperstown, North Dakota, USA ), cremated, son of Kristjan Dalman and
Margaret Moxley of Baldur, Manitoba.
Bonnie Nolan and Don Dalman’s children - Colleen, David, John, Nolan.
Colleen married Nigel Basset, 3 children; David married Mary Lou ________; John married Suzanne Simard; Nolan unmarried.
4 - John Patrick Owen - ( born May May 13, 1932, died March 25, 1975 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery,
South Gloucester. On June 25, 1960 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Venosta, Quebec married Minerva Flannery
( born ________, died _______ ) daughter of John Flannery and Bridget Kelly of Venosta, Quebec.
Pat Nolan and Minerva Flannery’s children - Darlene, Dwayne, Sean.
Darlene married Colin Deavy , 2 children; Dwayne married Catherine ________ , 2 children; Sean unmarried.
5 - Robert Leo - ( born July 23, 1934, died Nov. 12, 2007 ) buried at Visitation Church Cemetery, South Gloucester.
On July 17, 1958 at Mount Carmel Church, Ottawa married Barbara Macdonald ( born July 13, 1940, died ________ )
daughter of ________ MacDonald and Violet _______ .
Robert Nolan and Barbara MacDonald’s children - Rosemary, Steven, Cathy, Kevin, Joyce.
Rosemary married Jeff Deans, 3 children; Steven unmarried; Cathy married Dean McLauchlin, 1 child;
Kevin married Betty Armstrong, no children.
6- Barbara Marie - ( born March 4, 1939, died Dec. 3, 1992 ) buried at Visitation Church Cemetery, South
7- Mary Beatrice - ( born Nov. 2, 1940, died March 2, 1941 ) buried at Visitation Church Cemetery,
8 - David Lawrence - ( born Aug. 10, 1942, died ________ ). On June 25, 1966 at St. John the Evangelist
Church, Enniskerry married Noreen Mary Dewan ( born March 21, 1944, died _______ ) daughter of
Bill Dewan and Marjorie Kealey of Osgoode.
David Nolan and Noreen Dewan’s children - Jamie, Mark, Kelly.
Jamie married Agnish Krypel, 2 children; Mark unmarried; Kelly married Andrew Pohl, 2 children.
9 - Gerald Leonard - ( born Oct. 20, 1943, died July 2, 1999 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery, South Gloucester.
On June 26, 1967 in Niagara Falls, Ont. married to Beverly Jack ( July 14, 1944, died ______ ) daughter of
Stuart Jack and Nelda McGillis of Niagara Falls, Ont.
Gerald Nolan and Beverly Jack’s children - Lana, Kim, Tracey.
Lana married Dave Giroux, 3 children; Kim married Darrell Keller, no children; Tracey, unmarried.
10 - Ronald ( Ronnie ) Peter - ( born Jan 18, 1949, died May 28, 1961 ) buried at Visitation Cemetery,
South Gloucester. Ronnie died tragically when hit by a car while riding his bicycle on County Road # 8
( now Mitch Owens Road ) near Manotick Station.
c - Ellen ( Ella ) Mary - ( born Dec. 21, 1901, died Oct. 16, 1957 ) buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa.
On Oct. 28, 1928 at our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester, Ella married Joseph Trombley
( born Sept. 6, 1893, died April 27, 1971 ) buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. Son of Francis Trombley
and Bridget Summers.
Ella Nolan and Joe Trombley’s children - Anna, Leonard, Elizabeth, Michael, Veronica.
Anna married Cliff Ragonold, 2 children; Leonard married Beatrice Campbell, 3 children; Elizabeth married
John Whelly,2 children; Michael, unmarried; Veronica married 1st Al Vance, 2nd Fred Bennett, no children.
Anne - ( born Oct. 8, 1860, in Ballindaggan, Co. Wexford, Ireland, died June 5, 1931 ) buried at Visitation
Cemetery, South Gloucester. Died at the homestead Manotick Station. Anne was never married.
Anastasia - ( born _____ , 1864, died ______, 1938 ) buried at St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield,
Ont. Anastasia was the only one of Patrick and Catherine’s children that was born in Canada. On Aug. 1,
1906 at St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa, Anastasia married Hugh Waters, widower, ( born ______, 1856, died ______, 1926)
buried at St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Ont. Son of Patrick Waters and Catherine Spain of
Fallowfield. Anastasia had no children of her own.
Hugh Waters children - Katie, Hilda, Michael.
In 1869 , the Presbytery at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, South Gloucester was destroyed by fire.
Approximately twelve years worth of church records were lost, 1857- 1869. The parish priest at the time Father
John O’Brien also lost his life in the fire. Therefore, there is no record of Anastasia Nolan`s birth.
Note - Anastasia was known as a kind and gentle woman. Anastasia had no children herself but Hugh had
children from his first marriage. When Hugh Waters first wife died he hired Anastasia to care for his
house and children. After observing Anastasia’s remarkable treatment to both himself and his children
over several months, Hugh realized how truly kind she really was and became very fond of her and asked
her to be his wife. Hugh’s children found it difficult and awkward to call their step-mother "Mother",
choosing instead to call her ‘Mrs. Waters’. This went on for sometime until Katie, the eldest daughter,
took her siblings aside and said ’ I don’t think it is right that we call our step-mother ’Mrs. Waters’ ,
so lets us try calling her Mother instead. The others relented saying they would try, so that night at the
supper table Katie turned to her step-mother and said ‘Mother would you please pass me the bread’ and with
these words spoken, Anastasia began to cry. She quickly left her chair, spread out her arms and placed
them around the children and said that she had been waiting for such a long time for them to call her ‘Mother’ .
Points Of Interest -
1 - In 1875 when the farm was purchased by Patrick and Catherine, there were only 10 acres cleared and no buildings.
2 - In 1877 with 12 of the 100 acres cleared the taxes were $6.33. In 1880 they had 20 acres cleared and
owned 3 cows, 4 sheep, 2 hogs and 2 horses. In 1891 there was 70 acres cleared.
3 - By 1900 the whole 100 acres had been cleared , drainage ditches put in, three wells dug, a frame kitchen with an
upstairs added onto the log house, a summer kitchen, wood shed, machine shed, a log barn, 2 frame hay barns,
hen house and pig house had been built. In the early 1900’s a silo had also been added.
4 - On Nov. 9, 1943 the log cattle and horse barn, a frame hay barn, silo and hen house burned down and were not
re-built. The cause of the fire was said to be combustion.
5- The existing frame hay barn was built around 1895.
6 - In 1865 Patrick Nolan paid $15.60 property taxes on the 200 acres Lot 29, Conc. 3, Rideau front, Gloucester,
where he was living and owned by his brother-in-law John Redmond.
7 - Bogtown Road ( now known as Bowesville Road ) ran from present day Leitrim Road to Mitch Owens Road,
near Manotick Station. It was called Bogtown Road because of a flat swampy section between Lots 20 and 25.
It got it’s name from a farmer by the name of Gamble who owned a farm at the intersection of Bogtown Road
and Bowesville Road, when asked by someone how things were going, he replied `` Boggin`` meaning that the
area was boggy and wet and therefore " Bogtown Road ". It was known as Bogtown Road until the early 1950`s.
8 - In the 1800’s the section of Bogtown Road between present day Rideau Road and Mitch Owens Road was known as
`Irish Town` because of the John Redmond family, the George Leslie family, and the three Nolan families of
Patrick, Willam and Pat having all come from Ireland.
9 - At one time, 1890 - 1910, there were seven Nolan families in Our Lady of the Visitation Church parish -
1) Patrick Nolan - S½ Lot 27, Conc. 3, Gloucester Manotick Station.
2) Bill Nolan - N½ Lot 28, Conc. 3, Gloucester, Manotick Station
3) Pat Nolan - S½ Lot 28, Conc. 3, Gloucester, Manotick Station
4) Moses Nolan - Lot 30, Conc. 3, Gloucester, Manotick Station
5) Michael Nolan - Lot 3, Conc. 3, Osgoode, Manotick Station
6) Bill Nolan - Lot 27, Conc. 4, Gloucester, Johnston Corners
7) Michael Nolan - Gore Lot 12, Gloucester, Bowesville
10 - Pioneer family names that have disappeared from the Manotick Station area - Redmond, Boulger, Kirwan / Kerwin,
Leslie, Johnson, Potvin, Harney, Nevins, Burns, Larkin, Meagher, Sullivan, Murphy, Dancy, Hawkins, Tierney,
11- The first train into Bytown passed through Manotick Station just after 5 p.m. on Christmas day 1854.
(The Bytown and Prescott Railway). The last passenger train pulled out of Manotick Station on Oct. 26, 1957.
12 - The first train station consisted of living quarters, post office and telegraph office. On this sight
there was also a station house, handcar house, cattle pens, coal shed and a siding for freight trains.
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