Ireland to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
December 4, 2002:
There was a prominent butcher in Lowertown named William Slattery and
also a farm in Ottawa South. There is a picture of the house called "Mount Pleasant"
in Nepean: The City Beyond by Dr. Bruce Elliott.
40 Riverdale near Bank St., house bought in 1877,
E-mail Anne Burgess, Allen Craig, Sue and Al Lewis
March 23, 2007:
Slattery and Grimes
Thanks to Anne Burgess for pointing out Maurice Grimes' web site
regarding his Grimes and Slattery ancestors at
A William Slattery is mentioned in the obituaries of some of my ancestors,
possibly my Grandfather who died in 1952 (John George Burns) or my Great
Grandmother, Catherine (nee Sullivan) Christopher who died in 1927.
April 29, 2008:
I did some checking in the city directories, from 1881 on; William Slattery, the butcher,
resided on a property called 'Spring Park' in the Ottawa South / Billings Bridge area ie.
the Bank / Sunnyside / Riverdale triangle. There was another William Slattery a fruit
dealer who lived in Lowertown at 7 York St. next to his store at 5 York.
On the 1881 census Wm, the butcher, was 60 born in Ireland; wife Margaret 46 also born
Ireland plus children resident of Nepean. Wm, the fruitdealer, was 38 born in
Ireland; wife Bridget 35 born in Ontario and one child (1 yr old son) resident of
Ottawa / Byward.
Living next to Wm, the butcher, was Bernard Slattery also a butcher and his wife Ann;
from their marriage registration here http://www.bytown.net/ontariobmd.htm it would
seem that William, the butcher, was married twice so could William the fruitdealer be
a son from the first marriage? Maurice Grimes page supports this conclusion.
I was looking into Bernard Slattery because he owned the farm Lot 25 Conc II OF
Gloucester (next to my G Grandfather James Craig) from about 1885 until it was sold
to Ephriam Larmour sometime between the World Wars.
Another Slattery, Miles born Ireland in 1825 was a grocer in Lowertown. A brother
of William Sr. ?
... Allen Craig
This may be a marriage of one of the William Slatterys mentioned above:
Notre Dame Cathedral, Bytown, (Source: Drouin Records at ancestry.ca)
April 4, 1850
After dispensing with banns, William Slattery of Bytown, adult son of
Patrick Slattery and Bridget Callahan, married Honora McGrath of Bytown, adult daughter of
Bernard McGrath and Alice Brennan
Witnesses: William McInnis & Catherine Leamy (Leamy Lake)
August 24, 1852
Baptism of Bernard, born yesterday of the marriage of William Slattery and Honorah
McGrath of Bytown
Godparents: Cornelius Kennedy & Catherine Slattery
... Al Lewis
April 30, 2008:
Hi Al and Allen,
The attached marriage record (ND Basilica) might be for the fruit dealer Wm. Slattery,
and it gives his father's name as John.
Source: Drouin Records at ancestry.ca .
most of these records are easier to read
William Slattery, the butcher, was married twice: first to Honora McGrath, and then
to Margaret Hendrick / Handrick.
There's a good picture of Margaret and Wm. and some of their children on the
Grimes website. Here's the background on Wm's two families (see the Grimes site
... Anne Burgess
By the way, Frank Nighbor from Pembroke, Ontario, a member of the original Ottawa Senators
hockey team, married into this Slattery family.
And thanks to Sue for the following:
The Many William Slatterys
From the Drouin collection:
Married Notre Dame, 1850, William Slattery, son of Patrick Slattery and Bridget Callahan,
to Honora McGrath - both of Bytown.
Married Notre Dame, 1858, William Slattery, widower of the late Honorah McGrath, to
Married Notre Dame, 1866, William Slattery of Picton, son of John Slattery and Bridget
Hickey, to Bridget Tremblay. (this may be a daughter of Nicholas Tremblay)
Married St Patrick's on Nepean St., 1905, William Slattery, aged 21, son of John Slattery
and Catharine Macdonell / Macdonald, to Mary Bissonette. This William Slattery died 27
Nov 1854 (Almonte Parish) at age 81 with the notation "late husband of Mary Denise
Births: it looks like there were triplets born to William Slattery and Margaret Henrick,
all born 12 Sep 1871 and baptized 17 Sep (Notre Dame). I see by the 1881 census that
only 2 are still alive. The 3 were: E(Emily?) Agnes, Anne, and M.(Margaret?) Ellen.
Also born in 1871 was William Joseph Slattery, born 8 May 1871 to William Slattery and
Bridget Tremblay, baptized 10 May at Notre Dame. This William Joseph, son of William
and Bridget Tremblay Slattery and grandson of John Slattery and Bridget Hickey, married
Mary Ann Thompson, and died at age 83 in Ottawa in 1954.
a William Slattery died 21 Apr 1885 at age 78 and was interred in the Cemetery in
Almonte, Parish on Carleton Road.
a William J. Slattery died in 1949 at age 69. His wife, Mary Theresa Bruder, died in
1962 at age 65. Service held at Ottawa, St. Martyrs. (Canadian Martyrs on Main Street, Ottawa East)
Hope this helps,
Sue: I think that the Slatterys in the Almonte area are descended from Patrick Slattery
who came from Clogheen, County Tipperary in 1823 with the Peter Robinson Settlers.
His daughter Catherine married Michael Teahan / Teehan at Notre Dame, Ottawa, in 1855.
Hi Anne and Al
I was just composing a reply to Al when your email arrived; I was going to say that on
the evidence of the elder William's 1850 marriage date to Honora Mcgrath the younger
William could not have been his son. The marriage record you attached seems to
As I mentioned to Al I was looking at the Slattery's only because Bernard owned the
farm next to my G grandfather. As I understand it the Slattery's never actually lived
there; rather he had a resident foreman who occupied the house. It is at 1353 Cyrville Road
and is still standing; it was built by the previous owner John McGuire. There is a decent
pic of it in Gloucester Roots, page 36. It has been greatly modified since the Larmour family
sold it in the 1960's when it was converted into a restaurant. (picture below)
February 22, 2011:
The McGuire / Slattery / Larmour House, built c. 1850 -- Source: Gloucester Roots, page 36
November 26, 2011:
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