Robert LEWIS and Ellen PLUNKETT
Ireland to the Ottawa Valley
February 26, 2002:
I wonder if you or anyone has information regarding my family who settled in Beckwith Township around 1819.
The information I have was researched by my great uncle and I 'am trying to add to this
data and expand it. My branch of the family left the area around 1825 to take up a land grant near Mount Forest.
The family that I trying to find more information on are :
Born- Ireland 1772
Died-March 18 1845-age 73
Married- Ellen Punkett in Ireland
Both are buried at Franktown Cemetery
In 1819 took up farming on east half of lot 15,of the 6th concession of Montague Township
I have a list of all his children and there dates and were they are buried and who they
married. But beyond that I have no data about the family that stayed in the area, are
there any relatives still living in area and would they like to any data from my branch
of the family. One area that I would like to find out about is what county did we come from
in Ireland I have been told that it was from Cork but have data to verify this information.
My gggrandfather was Robert Lewis 5th child William Lewis
Born 1807 in Ireland
Died January 1874
Married Edith Leach on January 24th 1831 in Montague Township
They moved to Grey County in 1850
Edith Leach family was:
born 1780 in Ireland [County Wicklow]
died Jan. 3rd 1878
married Elizabeth Lumas
died April 16th 1874
They took up a grant of land lot 12 9th concession of Beckwith Township
Any further information about the Leach family would br greatly appreciated.
I now live in Ottawa and would like to meet any relatives and exchange information,
September 7, 2006:
William Lewis and Edith Leach came to Canada from Ireland in 1814 , married
in 1834, and first settled in Lanark County near Franktown, Ontario. They and
their family moved to Egremont County, Ontario in the 1850's where one of
their children, Henry (Harry) Lewis (great grandfather) farmed in the area.
This is further reported in a book that was privately published entitled
"A History of the Egremont (County) 1840-1983".
E-mail Robert Lewis, Wayne Lewis and Al Lewis
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