Thomas PRESTLEY / PRESLEY and Catherine BURNS
County Wicklow, Ireland to the Green's Creek area of Gloucester Township
January 21, 2005:
1 Thomas Prestley 1819 - 1873
.. +Catherine Burns 1823 - 1875 (married Notre Dame, 1842)
....... 2 Rosanna Prestley 1844 - 1878
........... +James Carroll 1832 - 1910
....... 2 William Prestley 1846 -
........... +Anne Marie Potts
....... 2 Joseph Prestley 1848 - 1918
....... 2 Stephen Prestley 1850 - 1883
........... +Margaret Kenny 1856 - 1931
................ 3 Thomas Michael Prestley 1875 -
.................... +Catherine Brady 1875 -
................ 3 Joe Prestley 1881 -
....... 2 Julia Prestley 1852 - 1881
January 9, 2009:
Below is Thomas Presley, another Wicklow body (not on the CD that I can see). This
information is from Ancestry.
Thomas's marriage to Catherine Burns is in the Notre Dame records, no parents' names given,
but William Garrett (from Wicklow) was a witness. I can't find Thomas's death cert.,
but your note on B or B says he was b. Wicklow, according to the death certificate.
What's interesting here is that Thomas and Catherine's daughter Roseanne married a
James Carroll, b. 1832 in Co. Wicklow. James would fit the son, James, of the attached
FW Carroll family from Ballynultagh, in which case we've found another FW emigre family
from the CD!!
1. Thomas Presley was born in 1825 in Ireland Co Wicklow. He died on 16 Apr 1883 in
Notre Dame Cemetery Ottawa.
Source is 1851 and 1871 census as well as St Joseph church registry info 1859 bought lot 12
1870 lot 7 transfered to Joe
The Plantagenet News reported a Sam Presley who died Mar 16 1906 this may be William's
More research required
Thomas married Catherine Burns on 18 Apr 1842 in Notre Dame Cathedral Ottawa Ontario.
Catherine was born about 1826 in Ireland, Wicklow County. She died on 3 Dec 1883.
They had the following children:
2 F i. Rosanna Presley was born in 1842. She died1 on 18 Aug 1878.
Rosanna married James Carroll in 1862. James was born on 21 Apr 1832 in Wicklow Ireland. He died on 24 Nov 1910.
3 F ii. Hellen Presley was born about 1844.
+ 4 M iii. William Presley was born in 1846.
+ 5 M iv. Stephen Presley was born about 1850. He died on 11 Oct 1883.
+ 6 M v. Joseph Presley was born in 1848. He died on 9 Dec 1918.
7 F vi. Julia Presley was born in 1858. She died on 17 Feb 1877
in Notre Dame Cemetary.
4. William Presley (Thomas) was born2 in 1846.
William married Anne Marie Potts .
They had the following children:
8 M i. William Presley .
William married Zelia Carriere on 7 Jan 1888 in Notre Dame Cathedral Ottawa Ontario.
9 M ii. John Presley .
John married Lortie Marmandine on 26 Jul 1896 in Notre Dame Cathedral Ottawa Ontario.
5. Stephen Presley "Consumption" (Thomas) was born about 1850. He died on 11 Oct
1883 in Orleans ont.
Stephen married Marguerite Kenny daughter of John Joseph Kenny and Catherine
(Whelan) Phelan on 7 Jan 1875 in St Josephs Church Orleans Ont. Marguerite was born3 on
17 Apr 1856 in The Farm Greens Creek Gloucester Ontario. She was christened in St Josephs
Church Orleans Ontario. She died on 18 Apr 1931 in Nelson BC.
Moved to Trail BC where they had 3 kids. Katy Legros (Avenue N Ottawa) is a grand daughter
of Steven Presley she said that Margaret's husband died of consumption in BC when he
was 33. She moved back to the farm (The Kenny farm) until the boys were old enough and
later she and the boys moved back to Thomas Prestley's Farm which is approximately where
Dr Major's castle is located near Greens Creek. The 1891 census shows Margaret Prestley
age 31 and her sons Tom 14. John 12 and Joseph 10 on the Prestley farm. later Tom and
Joe went back out west to Trail, BC and John stayed on to farm.
Appendix A - Sources
1. 1851 census.
2. 1851 census.
3. 1851 census.
4. 1901 census.
5. BC Archives.
6. 1901 census.
7. 1901 census.
8. 1901 census.
... Anne Burgess
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