William PETTAPIECE and Susan MORRISON
County Sligo, Ireland to Marlborough Township
July 1, 2008: More information has been received on the children of
William Pettapiece and Susan Morrison below.
May 8, 2005:
I have attached the original family of William Pettapiece and Susan Morrison who
came from Ireland and settled in Marlborough. (see below)
I have researched all the Pettapiece families in the area and have received
information from Peggy Burbidge, Linda Bunn, Joyce Stevernol, Vera Abercrombie,
Ruby Miller, Wayne and Irene Pettapiece, Ron Cason and others.
I also have information on the original families for:
Thomas Pettapiece (1789-1872) m. Catherine Stokes (1794-1864) who settled
in Oxford Twp, Grenville Co.
Jonas Pettapiece (1799-1872) m. Ann Ferguson (1813-1881) in Marlborough
Richard Pettapiece (1808-1846) m. Ann Ferguson (1810-1898) in Marlborough
It is believed that these three men and William were brothers and perhaps a
sister, Nancy Pettapiece m. Lt. John Johnston. in North Gower Twp. and they
were all born in Ireland.
I also have researched the following families:
Robert Wiggins (1798-1881) m. Elizabeth Wilson (1799-1888) from Ireland
and settled in Goulbourn and moved to Marlborough.
William Powell (1793-1871) m. Maria Foster (1796-1865) came from Ireland and
settled in Marlborough
Peter Davidson (1781-aft. 1838 m. Elizabeth Guthrie (1801-1857) came from
Scotland and settled in Marlborough
James Beaman (1798- ) m. Elizabeth Godmaire (1794) settled in Goulbourn
William Willis (1799-1881) m, Esther Leach (1798-1883) from Ireland and
settled in Beckwith and moved to North Gower Twp.
Willliam Brownlee (1800-1866) m. Ann Ross (1808-1863) settled in Goulbourn
I think you know we have prepared books for Seabrook family, Dunbar family,
Powell family which are in some of the libraries.
If you would like the info I have on the original families in this area I will
send them to you.
... Helen Dunbar
Family of William Pettapiece
1. WILLIAM1 PETTAPIECE was born Abt. 1797 in Lough Eske, Ireland, and died 26
April 1878 in Marl. Twp.1. He married SUSAN MORRISON in Lough Eske, Ireland.
She was born Abt. 1805 in Lough Eske, Ireland, and died 22 July 1896 in Marl.
Twp. Both are buried in Anglican Cemetery, Richmond
William and Susan came from Ireland about 1830 and settled on the East half
of Lot 4, Conc. 7, Marlborough Township, Carleton County. The first assessment
record I could find was for 1834 and at that time they had one son and three
daughters, there appears to be another daughter older than
Mary, In 1838 census they had three sons and three daughters, and in future
records in 1841 showed four sons and four daughters which appears that we are
missing one daughter from the 1834 census and 1841 census it confirms there were
eight children. Mary was the oldest child at home in 1851 census, so there
appears to be another daughter between Richard and Mary which was at least eight
years old in 1841 so likely was away from home before 1851, and she may have been
married at that time and we have not been able to locate her marriage or death.
We found Richard through his second marriage in North Gower. William was the Assessor
for the Township of Marlborough at one time.
Children of WILLIAM PETTAPIECE and SUSAN MORRISON are:
i. ANNE SUSAN2 PETTAPIECE, b. 27 April 1825, Ireland; d. 21 January 1914,
Marlborough Twp..m. Feb. 27, 1845, JOSEPH BEAMAN, b. July 25, 1818 - April 12,
1879, s/o of James Beaman and Elizabeth Godmair who came from Cork Ireland .
ii. RICHARD (DICK) PETTAPIECE, b. 16 April 1828, Lough Eske, Ireland; d. 28
September 1910, Kinloss Twp.. m.(1) ELIZABETH YOUNG in Toronto, July 27,
1849; m. (2) Jan. 22, 1858 SARAH JOHNSTON d/o Lt. John Johnston and Nancy
Pettapiece. Sarah died Aug. 1,1906. Both buried in Langside Cem., Kinloss Twp., Bruce County
iii. Margaret PETTAPIECE, b. 1831, Carleton Co, Ont.; d. 12 Feb 1887, Ashfield Twp, Huron Co., Ont.
m about 1850 to John Black, b. abt 1823, Ireland; d 13 Feb 1921, Huron Co., Ont.
They had at least 12 children. Their first child Maria Black was born ca 1851 in
Marlborough Twp., then their next child Susan Black was born in 1853 in Ashfield Twp.
then a son William Black b. 1854. The two children called William and Susan appear
to be called after their grandparents.
iv. MARY ELLEN PETTAPIECE, b. 17 May 1834, Marl. Twp.; d. 4 March 1895, North Gower.
m July 24, 1851 (1) JOHN MONTGOMERY b. abt. 1827 - d.
Jan. 22, 1857; m. (2) Jan. 14, 1858 GEORGE CLARKE b. 1818
d. 1906. They are all buried in Anglican Cem. Richmond
v. ROBERT PETTAPIECE, b. 1 July 1835, Marl. Twp.; d. 21 September 1909; m. May 7,
1853, to SUSANNE SMALLMAN HOW, b. Abt. 18344; d. 25 June 1897.
In 1867 Robert and Susan were living on Lot 34, Conc. 4, in Kinloss, Bruce Co, beside
Richard and in the 1871 census there were 2 children, Jane (c1856) and Wm. James (c1863)
living with them but we have no record of any family. In 1888 they lived on 15-6-23
in Hartney, Manitoba In 1891 census they were living in Whitewater Municipality
(Hartney is northwest of Boissevain) They are buried at Riverside Cem., Hartney, Man.
(2) Marriage of ROBERT PETTAPIECE and ANN BAILEY. She was a widow and the daughter of
William Taylor and Sarah Pollock.
vi. FRANCIS PETTAPIECE, b. 1837.
vii. SUSAN PETTAPIECE, b. 15 March 1839, Marl. Twp.; m. WILLIAM CASSELS, 29 July
1857, Richmond Ang.. They lived on Lot 17, Conc. 1, Marlborough Twp. in 1876 and
were still in Marlborough in 1878 when William Pettapiece died. She died between
1920 and 1930, quoted in Hartney Old Timers, they may have moved to Hartney but
she did not appear to be alive when her mother died in 1896, according to the obit.
viii GEORGE PETTAPIECE, b. 17 May 1840, Marl. Twp.; d. 4 February 1914, Hartney.
M. Dec. 25, 1862
JANE PETTAPIECE, July 8, 1842, d/o Arthur Pettapiece and Mary Henry. They lived
in Winghom, Ont. They lived in Manitoba and in 1906 were living in North Battleford,
ix. JANE PETTAPIECE, b. 5 August 1842, Marl. Twp.; d. 5 June 1912, Gosfield North.
m. Sept. 8, 1860 WILLIAM HOWE , b. Feb. 28, 1841 - d. Aug. 11, 1928 in Gosfield
North, s/o of John Howe and Bridget Martin.
x. JAMES PETTAPIECE, b. 27 February 1844, Marl. Twp.; d. 24 April 1917,
Marl. Twp.. m. Dec. 27, 1865, (1) MARIA CAROLYN SWITZER b. March 13, 1847 d. Dec.
5, 1900, d/o James Maurice Switzer and Martha R. Simpson. M. (2) MARTHA GARLAND Jan. 25,
1905,d/o John Garland and Jane Goodall. Martha died at 48 yrs. Of age.
xi. JOHN PETTAPIECE, b. Abt. 1846, Marl. Twp..
xii. MATTHEW M. PETTAPIECE, b. Abt. 1847; d. 18 December 1913, Toronto.
M. June 29, 1874 BARBARA HILL b. March 20, 1852 - d. Dec. 10, 1911. He body was
interred in Revelstoke. B.C. and Matthew was interred in Pleasant Cem. Toronto.
... Helen Dunbar
See also the Thomas Pettapiece and Charlotte Moffitt page.
E-mail Helen Dunbar and Al Lewis
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