The first School at Jockvale
Nepean Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
From Taylor Kennedy:
You'll notice on the map that I included 2 pictures and their present
locations. St. Patricks Church on Steeple Hill Road. This cemetery was
checked and double checked, books written and photographed for microfilm use.
The sad part of this some stones were not recorded as I have a picture of my
gggrandfathers grave William Kennedy at St. Patricks so these books are close
but things can be missed.
Note: This is the case with almost all of the cemeteries for which cemetery lists
can be obtained. The tombstones were recorded - not the people buried there. Often,
with the passage of time, the older stones have been removed for "safety" reasons.
However, the Parish Records in the form of LDS microfilm reels are often available
and will show all burials, as recorded by the parish priest. ... Al
The other picture is the first school in Jockvale. The story here was that
The MADDEN family wanted it built on their farm. The KENNEDY , QUINN and
other families opposed this so a vote was held, and the Madden family
lost,............or did they? The school was put on to Andrew Fogarty's land
according to the 1879 Nepean Map, and is situated on Jockvale Road and
Fallowfield Road. Even though the Maddens lost, he had last say to approve
the blueprints, and they were revised so the entrance and windows of the
school faced his property and not the road it was built on. In the picture I
stood at the back of the school and there is no entrance off Jockvale road.
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