Palatines in the Ottawa area, 1820's

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

August 6, 2002:

Some of the families who came to the Ottawa area with Peter Robinson in 1823 were 
Palatines from County Limerick in Ireland. Surnames include Miller, Teskey and Switzer.
Here is a write-up on the Teskey family who came from Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland:

 February 10, 2019: (post retirement)
The Teskey family in in Ramsay Township. Source: Ramsay Reflections, by the Ramsay Township Council, page 16 The Teskey Family at Appleton, Ontario, Canada
see also the web page of the Irish Palatine Association.
February 9, 2012: For a very good history of an Irish Palatine family who came to Nepean Township in 1825, see Christopher SWITZER and Sara Jane MILLER. Susan has submitted a wonderful video tracing this Switzer family back to 1609 in Germany and then to Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland. In 1825, the family came to Nepean Township and settled on 200 acres encompassing both sides of West Hunt Club Road from Woodroffe Avenue to Greenbank Road, including the present Manordale subdivision and the Superdome. ... Al
February 15, 2012: For Palatine information, (from Germany to County Limerick in the 17th Century) see The Irish Palatines in Ontario: Religion, Ethnicity, and Rural Migration By Carolyn A. Heald. This book is available from Global Genealogy.
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