St. Clare's Church at Dwyer Hill
Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada

Parish Registers, 1891-1910



January 15, 2003:
Thanks to Ellen Paul who contributed this great compilation of the registers of the St. Clare Parish at Dwyer Hill. There are a great many 
connections between the families listed here and the folks at Richmond, Fallowfield, Corkery and South Gloucester!
Dwyer Hill is just west of the village of Richmond, in Goulbourn Township.

September 26, 2011:

Thanks to Murray Pletsch for the following update:

Also, Scott Naylor's web site containing photographs of Cemetery Grave Markers in the Ottawa region includes pictures of the grave markers 
at St. Clare's Cemetery. Please note the late  Scott Naylor's website has merged with the Canadian Gravemarker Gallery effective 19 Jul 2011 
and they continue to display the St. Clare's cemetery photos.

Here is the new address: http://www.gravemarkers.ca/ontario/eastont/ottawest/goulborn/stclare/index.htm


Mission of Goulbourn 1891-1910 J.C. Dunn, parish priest of Richmond
p. 2 4 January Baptism of John, born 12 December 1890, legitimate son of Patrick H. Timmons / Timmins, farmer, and Catherine Grant of this mission. The sponsors were Patrick Timmons & Margaret O’Connor. 18 January Burial in the mission cemetery of Margaret Tansey, aged 42 yrs. who died in this mission the 6th inst., wife of Andrew McGinley, farmer. Present: Andrew McGinley, Thomas Lyng / Lynch, Bridget Tansey etc. p. 3 28 January After the publication of one bann, marriage of Michael Corkery, farmer of this mission and son of age of Denis Corkery and Margaret McGivern, and Mary Cassidy, daughter of age of the late Michael Cassidy and Ann Cunningham of this parish. Witnesses: Richard O’Brien, Mary Corkery, John McConnell & Bridget Foley. 12 July Baptism of John, born 14 June, legitimate son of John Hanrahan and Ellen Brennan of this parish. The sponsors were Matthew Hanrahan and Lucy Hanrahan. p. 4 23 August Baptism of Mary Martha, born 31 July, legitimate daughter of John Moore and Mary Gorman of this mission. The sponsors were John Gorman and Ellen Cullen. 25 September Burial in the mission cemetery of Mary Cavanagh, aged 23 yrs.4 mos. 9 days, who died the 24th inst., daughter of Peter Cavanagh and Margaret Hemphill, farmer(deceased). Present: Walter Cavanagh (brother), Denis Shanahan, Joseph Cavanagh & others. p. 5 30 September After the publication of one bann, marriage of John Joseph Ford, steamboat navigator of Prescott, son of age of John Ford (deceased) and Mary Duglas (Douglas?) (deceased), and Margaret Cecilia Cosgrove, daughter of age of John Cosgrove, farmer, and Charlotte Purdy (deceased) of this mission. Witnesses: Patrick James McGivern and Ellen Jane Cosgrove. 30 October Burial in the mission cemetery of Patrick Gorman, aged 17 yrs. 3 mos., who died the 28th inst., son of Jeremiah Gorman (deceased) and Catherine Conyans (deceased), farmers. Present: John Moore, Edward Dwyer, Thomas Lyng and others. p. 6 8 December Baptism of Pires, born 11 November 1891, legitimate son of Kenneth Brennan, farmer, and Ann Jane Timmons of this mission. The sponsors were Patrick Hanrahan and Mary Ann Lyng. Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths for 1891 p. 7 -- 1892 18 January Ceremonies of baptism for Catherine Maud, born 24 May 1891 of the mixed marriage of James Drummond (Protestant), laborer, and Catherine Shanahan of Ashton. The sponsors were Cornelius Shanahan and Elizabeth Shanahan. 17 February Burial in the mission cemetery of Catherine Lyng, aged 20 yrs. 3 mos., who died the 15th inst., daugher of Thomas Lyng, farmer, and Ellen Moore (deceased). Present: John Edwards, Patrick Brady, Edward Dwyer and many others. p. 8 21 February Baptism of William Roy, born 27 December 1891 of the lawful marriage of John Laffin, laborer, and Christiana King of this mission. The sponsors were William Laffin and Margaret O’Connor. 21 February Baptism of Isabella Maud, born 27 December 1891 of the lawful marriage of John Laffin, laborer, and Christiana King of this mission. The sponsors were Patrick Brady and Margaret McCarthy, his wife. 23 February After the publication of one bann, marriage of Wiliam Fitzgerald, farmer of the parish of Merrickville, Diocese of Kingston, son of age of Luke Fitzgerald, farmer, and Catherine Parks, and Sarah Gorman, daughter of age of John Gorman, farmer, and Mary O’Brien of this mission. Witnesses: John Gorman and Mary McKenna. p. 9 25 March Burial in the mission cemetery of Cornelius Sylvester, aged 13 mos., 7 days, who died 24th inst., son of Henry Graham and Mary Ann Purdy of Ottawa. Present: Cornelius Purdy and Thomas Lyng. p. 10 3 April Burial in the mission cemetery of Agnes Mary Graham, aged 2 yrs. 11 mos., who died the 2nd inst, daughter of Henry Graham and Mary Ann Purdy of Ottawa. Present: Cornelius Purdy, Thomas Lyng and the father and mother. 2 April Burial in the mission cemetery of Mary Hagarty, aged 90 yrs. who died the 1st inst., widow of Philip Hornett / Harnett, farmer. Present: Edward Dwyer, Thomas Lyng, James Hanrahan and others. 1 July Burial in the mission cemetery of Catherine Gorman, aged 16 yrs. 6 mos., daughter of the late Jeremiah Gorman and Catherine Cummins. Present: John Edwards and John Moore. p. 11 14 August Baptism of Ann Gertrude, born 31st ult. of the lawful marriage of Michael Corkery, farmer, and Mary Cassidy of this mission. The sponsors were Richard Corkery and Mary Corkery. 17 August Burial in the mission cemetery of Ellen Bennett, aged 24 yrs., who died the 15th inst., daughter of Thomas Bennet, farmer, and Ann Kilroy of this mission. Present: James Bennet, her brother, G. J. Cosgrove, etc. 28 August Baptism of Alice Mary, born the 9 May 1892 of the lawful marriage of Thomas Sherlock, farmer, and Mary Ann Moore of this mission. The sponsors were Peter Cavanagh and Martha Emery. p. 12 25 September Baptism of Mary Irene, born 19th inst. of the lawful marriage of William Burrows, farmer, and Mary Teresa Parks of this mission. The sponsors were Thomas Tierney and Elizabeth Mary Burrows, his wife.
Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths for 1892
p. 13 -- 1893 1 January Burial in the mission cemetery of Mary Ann Lyng, aged 19 yrs. 9 mos.,who died 19th inst., daughter of Thomas Lyng and Ellen Moore, farmers, (deceased). Present: Edward, Dwyer, Martin Gleeson, Patrick Brady, John Edwards and many others. 12 February Baptism of Matthew, born 25 December 1892 of the lawful marriage of James Hanrahan, farmer, and Ellen Brennan of this mission. The sponsors were James Hanrahan and Rose Muldoon (Mrs. Matthew Hanrahan). p. 14 24 June Burial in the mission cemetery of Peter Corkery, aged 26 yrs., who died the 22nd inst., son of Denis Corkery and Martha McGivern, farmers (deceased). Present: Rev. P. Corkery, P.P. of Huntley, Thomas Devine, Peter Emery and many others. 16 July Baptism of Edward, born 13 June 1893 of the lawful marriage of Kenneth Brennan, farmer, and Ann Jane Timmons of this mission. The sponsors were Patrick Timmons and Ellen Brennan (Mrs. James Hanrahan). 16 July Baptism of Joseph Martin Oliver Francis, born 24 June 1893 of the lawful marriage of Patrick Brady, farmer, and Mary Ann McCarthy of this mission. The sponsors were William Burrows and Jane Doherty, his mother. p. 15 20 July Baptism of Michael John, born 26 June 1893 of the lawful marriage of John Moore, farmer, and Mary Gorman of this mission. The sponsors were Thomas John Cosgrove and Bridget Ann McKenna. 20 July Burial in the mission cemetery of Ellen Moor, aged 46 yrs., who died the 18th inst., widow of Thomas Lyng, farmer. Present: Edward Dwyer, John J. Cosgrove, Cornelius Purdy, etc. 5 November Burial in the mission cemetery of Ellen Smith aged 20 yrs. 2 mos., who died the 3rd inst., daughter of the late Patrick Smith and Bridget Tansey (deceased). Present: Daniel O’Neil, Thomas Lyng, etc. p. 16 15 November Burial in the mission cemetery of Peter Cavanagh, farmer, aged 59 yrs. (born 1834??), who died 13th inst. Present: Joseph Cavanagh, Peter Emery, Walter Cavanagh, etc. 15 November After the publication of one bann, marriage of William Cavanagh, son of age of the late Peter Cavanagh and Margaret Hemphill of this parish, and Margaret Jane Cosgrove, daughter of age of Edward Cosrove and Margaret Lyng of the mission of Goulbourn. Witnesses: Thomas Larkin and Catherine Cosgrove. p. 17 2 December Burial in the mission cemetery of Francis Lennon who died the 30th ult., aged 37 yr. 18 December Burial in the mission cemetery of Johanna Harrington, aged 70 yrs., who died the 16th inst., wife of Cornelius O’Neil. Present: G. - McKenna, G.C. McKenna, Thomas Lyng. 24 December Baptism of Alexander Christopher, born the 1st inst. of the lawful marriage of Henry Emery and Susanna Timmons. The sponsors were John Edwards and Catherine Timmons. p. 18 16 October Burial in the mission cemetery of Margaret Purdy, aged 24 yrs., who died the 14th inst., daughter of Henry Purdy and Mary O’Neil.
Index for 1894
p. 19 2 March Baptism of Catherine Lucy, born 12 February 1894 of the lawful marriage of James Cavanagh, farmer, and Mary Jane Sullivan of this mission. The sponsors were Thomas Dunn and Mary Cawley. 3 June Baptism of Mary Frances, born 18 May of the lawful marriage of Patrick J. Timmons and Catherine Halpin. The sponsors were Patrick H. Timmons and Catherine Grant, his wife. 29 July Baptism of William Andrew Nelan, born 24th inst. of the lawful marriage of William Burrows, farmer, and Mary Teresa Parks of this mission. The sponsors were John H. Kennedy and Margaret Powers, his wife. p. 20 29 July Burial in the mission cemetery of Mary Teresa Parks, aged 26 yrs., who died the 27th inst. wife of William Burrows, farmer of this mission. 16 September Baptism of Peter Leo, born 17 August 1894 of the lawful marriage of William Cavanagh and Margaret Jane Cosgrove. The sponsors were John James Cosgrove and Martha Cavanagh. 5 October Burial in the mission cemetery of James Hanrahan of this mission who died 3rd inst., aged 72 yrs. 5 October Burial in the mission cemetery of Thomas Donovan, aged 36 yrs., who died 6th inst., son of Patrick Donovan & Ellen Hafey. p. 21 23 October Burial in the mission cemetery of Thomas Bennett, farmer, aged 75 yrs. who died 21st inst. 2 November Burial in the mission cemetery of John McGinley, aged 21 yrs., who died the 1st inst., son of Andrew McGinley. 18 November Baptism of William James, born 23 October 1894 of the lawful marriage of James Hanrahan and Ellen Brennan of this mission. The sponsors were Kennis Brennan and Ann Jane Timmons, his wife. 21 November Burial in the mission cemetery of Bridget Ann Bennet, aged 29 yrs., who died the 19th inst., wife of Peter Tansey of Merrickville. p. 22 7 December Burial in the mission cemetery of Thomas John McKenna, aged 28 yrs. 4 mos., who died the 5th inst., son of John McKenna (deceased) and Mary O’Brien.
Index for 1895
p. 23 19 February After the publication of one bann, marriage of Timothy Lahey, farmer and son of age of Timothy Lahey and Mary Down (see posting by Michael Daley, dated Feb. 10, 2008) of the parish of St. John the Evangelist, Osgoode Township, and Rosa Jane McKenna, daughter of age of Thomas Christopher McKenna and Mary Ann Kenny of this mission. Witnesses: Patrick Tobin and Mary Lahey. 20 April Burial in the mission cemetery of Ellen Lennon who died the 18th inst., wife of David Stewart. p. 24 Baptism of Agnes, born 12 April of the lawful marriage of John Moore and Mary Gorman. The sponsors were Edward Lyng and Sarah Gorman. 23 June Baptism of Mary Alice, born the 7th inst. of the lawful marriage of Patrick H. Timmons and Catherine Grant. The sponsors were William Laffin and Mary Margaret Timmons. 25 June After the publication of one bann, marriage of John Gorman, son of age of John Gorman and Mary O’Brien of this mission, and Margaret Jane Emery, daughter of age of Alexander Emery and Ann Cavanagh of this mission. Witnesses: Christopher McKenna and Mary Ann Emery. p. 25 5 September Burial in the mission cemetery of Sarah Ann Loughrea, aged 75 yrs., widow of David White of this mission. 15 September Baptism of Joseph Dominic, born the 4th inst. of the lawful marriage of Patrick Timmons and Catherine Halpin of this mission. The sponsors were John Halpin and Ellen Jane Cosgrove. 15 September Baptism of Mary Irene, born the 4th inst. of the lawful marriage of Patrick J. Timmons and Catherine Halpin. The sponsors were John James Cosgrove and Ann Halpin. p.26 6 October Burial in the mission cemetery of Elizabeth Kierford, aged 81 yrs., who died the 24th inst., wife of John Laffin. 15 December Baptism of James Arthur, born 28 November 1895 of the lawful marriage of Patrick Halpin and Margaret Hafey. The sponsors were Thomas Hafey and Margaret Donovan. 21 November Burial in the mission cemetery of Alexander Christopher, aged 2 yrs., son of Henry Emery and Susanna Timmons.
Index for 1895
p. 27 -- 1896 3 February After the publication of one bann, marriage of Joseph Thomas Quinlan, farmer and son of age of Thomas Quinlan and Catherine Goodall of St. Patrick of Fallowfield, and Margaret O’Connor, daughter of age of Jeremiah O’Connor and Mary Connick of this mission. Witnesses: Patrick Quinlan and Nellie O’Connor. 15 March Baptism of Catherine Mary, born 27 January last of the lawful marriage of Jeremiah O’Brien and Teresa Laffon / Laffin. The sponsors were John Edwards and Margaret O’Brien, his wife. p. 28 15 March Burial in the mission cemetery of William Cavanagh, aged 3 mos. 15 days, son of Joseph Cavanagh and Julia Byrne. 18 April Burial in the mission cemetery of James Lennon, aged 52 yrs., who died 16th inst. 30 April Burial in the mission cemetery of Mary Gorman, aged 35 yrs., who died the 28th inst., wife of John Moore. 15 June Burial in the mission cemetery of Cornelius O’Neil, aged 86 yrs., who died the 13th of this month. Present: Cornelius O. Purdy and James Cosgrove. p. 29 20 June Baptism of Kathleen Mary, born 2 May of the lawful marriage of Albert Fleming and Martha Emery of this mission. The sponsors were Rev. F. McGovern and Mary Ann McGuigan. 21 June Baptism of Joseph, born 28 May of the lawful marriage of Joseph Elliot and Ellen O’Neil of this parish. The sponsors were John O’Neil and Mary O’Neil. 1 July Burial in the mission cemetery of Patrick Donovan who died 29 June, aged 86 yrs. Present: Michael Donovan and John Edwards. p. 30 11 October Baptism of Edward Francis, born 17 September of this year of the lawful marriage of William M. Kavanagh and Margaret Jane Cosgrove of this parish. The sponsors were Thomas Cosgrove and Mary Ann Emery. 11 October After the publication of one bann, marriage of Charles Kennedy of the parish of Richmond, son of age of John Kennedy and Fanny Douris, and Catherine Cosgrove, daughter of age of Edward Cosgrove and Mary Lyng of Goulbourn. Witnesses: John Hart and Mary Cosgrove.
Index for 1896
p. 31 -- 1897 3 January Baptism of Edward, born 21 last November of the lawful marriage of Patrick H. Timmons and Catherine Grant of this parish. The sponsors were Kennis Bennet and Ellen Hornett. 9 January Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Ellen Cosgrove who died 7th inst., aged 73 yrs., wife of John Timmons. Present: Patrick Timmons and Edward Cosgrove. p. 32 28 February Baptism of Walter Edward Joseph, born 11th inst. of the lawful marriage of James Kavanagh and Mary Jane Sullivan. The sponsors were James Emery and Mary Sullivan. 28 February Baptism of Owen Francis, born 11th inst. of the lawful marriage of William Laffin and Mary Ann Hammill of this parish. The sponsors were Owen Hammill and Catherine Cawley. 13 March Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Catherine Lennon, aged 90 yrs., who died 11th inst., widow of James Lennon. Present: James Lennon and Thomas J. Cosgrove. p. 33 26 March Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Ann Kavanagh / Cavanagh, aged 65 yrs., who died 24th inst., wife of Alex Emery. Present: Alex Emery and Joseph Kavanagh. 11 April Baptism of Mary Irene, born 31 March of the lawful marriage of John Gorman and Margaret Emery of this parish. The sponsors were Stephen O’Connor and Norah McKenna. 4 May Baptism of John, born 25 April of the lawful marriage of Kennis Brennan and Ann Jane Timmons of this parish. The sponsors were Patrick J. Timmons and Catherine Timmons. p. 34 15 June Baptism of Mary, born 3rd inst. of the lawful marriage of Patrick Corkery and Heena Hayes of this parish. The sponsors were Richard Corkery and Mary Corkery. 12 August Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Timothy Cunningham, bachelor, aged 72 yrs., who died the 10th inst. Present: Patrick Laughlin and Michael Corkery. 15 August Baptism of John Vincent, born 4th inst. of the lawful marriage of Patrick Timmons and Catherine Halpin of this parish. The sponsors were Edward Dwyer and Catherine Timmons. 16 August Baptism of Catherine Ethel, born 7th inst. of the lawful marriage of James Linen / Lennon and Caroline Forbes. The sponsors were John Forbes and Ellen Purdy. 2 September Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Peter Tansey, aged 45 yrs., who died in the Hôtel Dieu Hospital, Montreal. Present: James Bennet and John Cosgrove. 20 September Baptism of Daniel James, born 5th inst. of the lawful marriage of Jeremiah O’Brien and Teresa Laffin. The sponsors were John Laffin and Mary Hafferty. 16 October Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Thomas Christopher McKenna, aged 60 yrs., who died 14th inst., husband of Mary Kenny. Present: Thomas McKenna and James Douris.
Index for 1897
20 September 1937 This is to certify that Philip Edwards and his wife formerly Ellen Corrigan have signed an affidavit before me as parish priest, that their son, Joseph, was born 31 October 1897 and was baptized at St. Clare’s Church, Dwyer Hill on 14 November 1897 by F.J. McGovern, P.P. The sponsors were Patrick Kelly and Alice Kelly. p. 37 -- 1898 6 February Baptism of Ellen Mary Ann, born 12 January of the lawful marriage of Henry Emery and Susan Timmons of this parish. The sponsors were James Cavanagh and Catherine McKenna. 3 March Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Mary Jane Sullivan, aged 35 yrs., who died the 1st inst., wife of James Cavanagh. Present: Rev. F. J. McGovern and James Cavanagh. 6 March Baptism of Ann Laurine, born 20 February last of the lawful marriage of James Hanrahan and Ellen Brennan of this parish. The sponsors were Joseph Purdy and Catherine Grant. p. 38 10 July Burial in the graveyard of this mission of John Brennan, aged 96 yrs., who died the 8th inst., husband of Mary Ryna. Present: Kennis Brennan and Patrick Timmons. 10 July Baptism of Mary Ann, born 19 June of the lawful marriage of John Cosgrove, farmer, and Catherine Brady of this parish. The sponsors were Patrick Brady and Mary Ann Brady. 12 September Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Anna Laurena Hanrahan, aged 7 mos., who died the 10th inst., daughter of James Hanrahan and Ellen Brennan. Present: James Hanrahan and Patk. Hanrahan. p. 39 18 December Baptism of John Joseph, born 2nd inst. of the lawful marriage of John Gorman, farmer, and Margaret Jane Emery of this parish. James Emery and Mary Emery.
Index for 1898
p. 40 -- 1899 15 January Baptism of Mary Ann, born 27 last December of the lawful marriage of Patrick J. Timmons and Catherine Halpin of this parish. The sponsors were Edward Lyng and Ellen Hornett. 15 January Baptism of Ann Kathleen, born 28 last December of the lawful marriage of Christopher McKenna and Margaret Ann Cavanagh of this parish. The sponsors were Peter Cavanagh and Ann McCarthy (married). 18 June Baptism of Catherine Mary, born 1st inst. of the lawful marriage of Philip Edwards, farmer, and Ellen Corrigan of this parish. The sponsors were John Edwards and Margaret Edwards. p. 41 23 July Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Edward Cosgrove, aged 87 yrs., who died 21 inst., husband of Margaret Lyng. Present: Patrick Timmons and Edward Lyng. 13 August Baptism of Patrick, born 21 last July of the lawful marriage of Patrick H. Timmons, farmer, and Catherine Grant. The sponsors were Philip Edwards and Catherine Timmons. 10 September Baptism of William Basil, born 8th inst of the lawful marriage of Jeremiah O’Brien and Mary Laffin of this parish. The sponsors were James Bennet and Nellie O’Neil. p. 42 8 October Baptism of Michael Patrick, born 1st of the lawful marriage of Michael Donovan and Agatha Mary Wallace of this parish. The sponsors were William McKenna and Margaret Donovan. 17 October After the publication of one bann, marriage of Patrick Houlihan, son of age of Patrick Houlihan (deceased) and Bridget Larkin of Fallowfiled, and Bridget Ann McKenna, daughter of age of John McKenna (deceased) and Catherine O’Brien of this parish. Witnesses: Martin Davy and Norah McKenna.
Index for 1899
p. 44 -- 1900 29 January Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Dennis O’Neil, aged 40 yrs., who died 26th inst., son of Dennis O’Neil and Mary O’Dea. Present: John O’Neil and Edward Dwyer. 11 February Baptism of Nicholas Cavanagh, born 28 last December of the lawful marriage of Peter Emery and Mary Garland of this parish. The sponsors were John Gorman and Margaret Emery. 25 February Baptism of Kenneth, born 29 last January of the lawful marriage of Kenneth Brennan and Ann Jane Timmons of this parish. The sponsors were Matthew Hanrahan and Ellen Hornett. p. 45 15 April Burial in the graveyard of this mission of Catherine Agnes McKenna, aged 26 yrs., who died the 13th inst., wife of Thomas Heaphey. Present: Thomas Heaphey and Christopher McKenna. 18 April Burial in the graveyard of this mission of James Driscoll, aged 85 yrs., who died 16th inst., husband of Mary Gorman. Present: Dennis Driscoll and Sam. Rowe. 6 May Baptism of Mary Agatha, born 22 April of the lawful marriage of Christopher McKenna and Margaret Ann Cavanagh of this parish. The sponsors were Daniel McKenna and Norah McKenna. p. 46 19 June Baptism of Mary Eva, born 2 May last of the lawful marriage of Patrick John Timmons and Catherine Halpin. The sponsors were Rev. F. McGovern and Mary Ann McGuigan. 10 July After the publication of one bann, marriage of Patrick Loughlin, son of age of Patrick Loughlin and Mry Cunningham (deceased) of this parish, and Anne Sullivan, daughter of age of Daniel Sullivan and Margaret Conboy / Convoy of this parish. Witnesses: Nicholas Garland and Mary Sullivan. p. 47 29 July Baptism of Joseph Thomas, born 1st inst. of the lawful marriage of John Cosgrove, farmer, and Catherine Cosgrove of this parish. The sponsors were Thomas Lyng and Ellen Hodnett. 21 October Baptism of Elizabeth, born 24 September last of the lawful marriage of Henry Emery, farmer of this parish, and Susan Timmons. The sponsors were John McGregor and Elizabeth Callaghan. 8 December Baptism of Margaret Ellen, born 16 November ult. of the lawful marriage of Patrick H. Timmons, farmer, and Catherine Grant of this parish. The sponsors were Edward Lyng and Mrs. Kennis Brennan. p. 48 30 December Baptism of Mary Magdelen, born 25 November last of the lawful marriage of Michael Donovan, farmer, and Mary Wallace. The sponsors were Charles Miller and Marie Wallace.
Index for 1900
p. 49 -- 1901 27 January Baptism of Thomas Michael, born the 6th inst. of the lawful marriage of Alexander McGivern, farmer, and Ellen Mary Devine of this parish. The sponsors were Michael Corkery and Mary Corkery. 13 February After the publication of one bann, marriage of James Emery, farmer of this parish and son of age of Alexander Emery and Ann Cavanagh, and Mary Ellen O’Connor, daughter of age of Jeremiah O’Connor and Mary Cmick of this parish. Witnesses: Christopher McKenna and Anne O’Connor. p. 50 10 March Baptism of Mary Ellen, born 6th February of the lawful marriage of Philip Edwards, farmer, and Helen Corrigan of this parish. The sponsors were William Kelly and Margaret Kelly. 16 May Baptism of John Anthony, born 18 April last of the lawful marriage of Hugh O’Connor, farmer, and Ellen Jane Cosgrove of this parish. The sponsors were James Emery and Mary O’Connor. p. 51 18 June After the publication of one bann, marriage of Christopher James McKenna, son of age of late Thomas Christopher McKenna of this parish, and Anna O’Connor, daughter of age of Jeremiah O’Connor and Mary Connick of this parish. Witnesses: John McKenna and Sophia Healey. 25 August Baptism of Hugh, born 19 last July of the lawful marriage of Thomas Brennan, farmer, and Anne Jane Timmons of this parish. The sponsors were Edward Dwyer and Mary Hanrahan. p. 52 25 August Baptism of Teresa Ann, born 7th inst. of the lawful marriage of Jeremiah O’Brien, farmer, and Teresa Laffin of this parish. The sponsors were Daniel McKenna Catherine Moore. 20 October Baptism by Rev. F. McGovern of Mary Ellen, born 23 September 1901, daughter of Cornelius Purdy and Sarah O’Neil. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Charles Purdy {Based on information entered into an old family book, Lives of the Saints by Mrs. Sarah Purdy.}
Index for 1901
p. 53 -- 1902 1 January Baptism of Edward Austin, born 17 day last December of the marriage of Pat. J. Timmons and Catherine Halpin of this parish. The sponsors were Terence Gilroy and Mary Ann Timmons, his wife. 21 March Burial of William Peel of this mission, aged 74 yrs., who died the 19th inst. Present: Edward Dwyer and Thomas Lyng. 15 June Baptism of Marguerite Beatrice, born 18 May last of the lawful marriage of Christopher McKenna and Margaret Ann Cavanagh of this mission. The sponsors were John McKenna and Ellen Mary Larkin. p. 54 15 June Baptism of Agnes Loretto, born 21 May last of the lawful marriage of Thomas J. Cosgrove and Catherine Brady of this mission. The sponsors were Chas. Kennedy and Lena Purdy. 21 June Burial of Ellen McLaughlin wh died the 19th ult., relict of Alexander McMally of this parish. Present: Michael Corkery and Patrick Corkery. 13 July Baptism of William Grant, born 9 June last of the lawful marriage of Patrick H. Timmons and Catherine Grant of this mission. The sponsors were Henry Joseph Purdy and Ellen Brenna, Mrs. Jame Hanrahan. 13 July Baptism of Walter, legitimate son of James Emery and Mary Ellen O’Connor of this mission. The sponsors were Hugh O’Connor and Ellen Jane Cosgrove, wife of H. O’Connor. 19 July Burial of Mary Ryan, aged 93 who died the 18th inst., relict of Jno. Brennan of this mission. Present: Edward Dwyer and John Cosgrove. p. 56 7 August Burial of Martha Emery, aged 31 yrs., who died the 4th inst., wife of Albert Flemming of this mission. Present: James Emery and Peter Emery. 10 August Baptism of David Emmet, born 8th last July of the lawful marriage of Henry Emery and Susanna Timmins of this mission. The sponsors were John James Cosgrove and Margaret Timmins. 7 September Baptism of Mark Sylvester Every, born 18 last August, legitimate son of Alexander McGivern & Ellen Mary Eliz. Devine of this mission. The sponsors were James Devine and Margaret Collins. p. 57 5 October Baptism of Thomas Stanley, born 12 last September of the lawful marriage of William Burrows and Anna Eliza Quinlan of this mission. The sponsors were Thomas Foley and Margaret Quinlan. 5 October Baptism of Michael Anthony Newman, born 18 last September of the lawful marriage of Michael Corkery and Mary Cassidy of this mission. The sponsors were Patrick Loughlin and Annie O’Sullivan. 5 October Baptism of Daniel Anthony, born 19 last September, legitmate son of Philip Edwards and Ellen Corrigan of this mission. The sponsors were John McKenna and Mary Lyng. p. 58 13 November Baptism of Anna Clare, legitimate daughter of Michael Donovan and Agatha Wallace of this parish. The sponsors were James McKenna and Emma Durkin, his wife. 1 December Burial of Ellen Mary Purdy, who died the 29th inst., aged 24 yrs., daughter of Charles Purdy and Catherine Mary Whelan. Present: Edward Dwyer and John Purdy.
Index for 1902
p. 59-60 -- 1903 18 April After dispensing with banns and the ban against mixed marriages, marriage of Alexander Hamilton, a Protestant and son of age of Thomas Hamilton and Janet Aitken of St. Michael’s parish, Huntley, and Theresa Sullivan, daughter of age of Daniel Sullivan and Margaret Conboy/Convoy of this parish. Witnesses: Duncan Hamilton and Kate Sullivan. p. 61 4 March Burial of Wm. Kelly of this parish, aged 75 yrs. who died 2nd inst. Present: Edward Dwyre and Thomas Lyng. 25 June Burial of Ellen Cassidy, aged 81 yrs., who died the 23rd inst., relict of Thomas Bennett of this parish. Present: James Bennett and Thos. J. Cosgrove. 28 June Baptism of Mary Margaret, born 9th ult., legitimate daughter of Pat. Laughlin and Annie Sullivan of this parish. The sponsors were John Sullivan and Mary Sullivan. p. 62 20 September Baptism of Mary Elizabeth, born 28 last August, legitimate daughter of Jeremiah O’Brien and Teresa Laffin of this parish. The sponsors were James Laffin and Lucy Hourahan. 4 October Baptism of Ann Florence, born 13th last September, legitimate daughter of Patrick Halpin and Margaret Hayfield of this parish. The sponsors were Philip Edwards and Ellen Corrigan, his wife. p. 63 4 November After the publication of one bann, marriage of John O’Neil, son of age of the late James O’Neil and the late Ellen Haggerty of this mission, and Annie Whelan, daughter of John Whelan and Elizabeth Stewart of this mission. Witnesses: Cornelius O’Neil and Lean Whelan. p. 64 29 November Baptism of Hugh Joseph, born 16th inst. legitimate son of Hugh O’Connor and Ellen Jane Cosgrove of this parish. The sponsors were John Cosgrove and Rosanna Cosgrove, wife of Mich. Cosgrove. 30 November Burial of Jeremiah O’Brien, farmerm aged 60 yrs., who died 28th inst., husband of Teresa Laffin of this parish. Present: William Laffin and Edward Dwyre.
Index for 1903
p. 66 -- 1904 10 January Baptism of Anna Carmel, legitimate daughter of James Emery and Mary E. O’Connor of this parish, born 19 December last. The sponsors were James Cavanagh and Mrs. P. O’Connor (Mary). 27 January After the publication of one bann, marriage of Lewis Kennedy, son of age of the late James Kennedy and the late Mary Cooke of this parish, and Catherine Cawley, daughter of age of the late Roderick Cawley and the late Mary Gleason of this parish. Witnesses: Thomas McEwen and Mary Martha O’Grady. 9 February After the publication of one bann, marriage of Henry Joseph Purdy, son of age of Charles Purdy and Catherine Whelan of this mission, and Hanora McKenna, daughter of age of the late John McKenna and Catherine O’Brien of this mission. Witnesses: Charles Purday and Nellie O’Neil. p. 68 9 February After the publication of one bann, marriage of Dennis O’Neil, son of age of the late James O’Neil and the late Ellen Haggerty of this mission, and Ellen Denehy, daughter of age of the late John Denehy and Mary Ann Dolan of this mission. Witnesses: Cornelius O’Neil and Emma Dineen. p. 69 18 March Burial of Margaret Gorman, aged 78 yrs., who died the 16th inst., relict of Patrick Houlahan of this parish. Present: Math. Houlahan and John Gorman. 21 July After the publication of one bann, marriage of John Linen, son of age of Hugh Linen and Catherine Lenahan of Fallowfield, and Elizabeth Power, daughter of age of John Power and Margaret Mears of this parish. Witnesses: John Howe and Liza Ann Mears. p. 70 18 July After the publication of one bann, marriage of James Bennett, son of age of the late Thos. Bennett and the late Ann Kilroy of this mission, and Ellen O’Neil, daughter of age of the late James O’Neil and the late Ellen Haggerty of this mission. Witnesses: James Hanrahan and Sarah J. Bennett. p. 71 1 August Reception of the profession of faith and baptism of John Gill, aged 22 yrs., son of Samuel Gill and Lena Rowe of Brockville. The sponsors were Emmanuel Hayes and Caroline O’Meara. p. 72 3 August After the publication of one bann, marriage of John Gill, son of age of Samuel Gill and Lena Rowe of Brockville, and Mary Margaret, daughter of age of John Whelan & Eliza Stewart of this mission. Witnesses: Isidore Whelan and Lena Whelan. 7 August Baptism of Patrick Austin, born 3 last July, legitimate son of Thomas J. Cosgrove and Catherine Brady of this mission. The sponsors were Edward Lyng and Ellen Lyng.

4 September Baptism of Agatha Veronica, born 7th last August, legitimate daughter of Michael Donovan and Agatha Wallace of this mission. The sponsors were James Bennett and Ellen O’Neil, his wife. 4 September Baptism of Michael Patrick, born 18th last August, legitimate son of Philip Edwards and Philip Corrigan of this mission. The sponsors were Pat Halpin and Margaret Havey, his wife. 4 September Baptism of Mary Loretto, born 10th last August, legitimate daughter of John O’Neil and Annie Whelan of this mission. The sponsors were Cornelius O’Neil and Lena Whelan. p. 74 22 September Burial of Lawrence Whelan, aged 12 yrs., who died the 20th. “Patrick Farrell Timmins, born 1 December 1904 of the lawful marriage of Patrick Timmins and Catherine Halpin, was baptized soon afterwards on a date unknown by Rev. A. Newman. This is from postive evience given to me by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Timmins, 5 July 1936. This is one of several entries not registerd by Rev. A. Newman. J. Edgar Brennan”
Index for 1904
p. 76 -- 1905 10 January Burial of William Cavanagh, aged 79 yrs., who died the 8th inst., widower of Catherine Kelsey. Present: James Cavanagh and Peter Cavanagh. 20 January Burial of Walter Cavanagh, aged 81 yrs., who died 18 January, widower of Mary Larkin. Present: John Larkin and William Cavanagh. p. 77 After the publication of two banns, marriage of James McGinley, son of age of Andrew McGinley and the late Margaret Tansey of this mission, and Agnes Gorman, daughter of age of the late Jeremiah Gorman and Catherine Cummings of this mission. Witnesses: Edward Moore and Sarah Gorman. p. 78 14 May Baptism of Anne marie, born 20 April last, legitimate daughter of John O’Neil & Anna Whelan. The sponsors were James Bennett and Ellen O’Neill, his wife. 5 June After dispensing with banns, marriage of Patrick Brady, son of age of Patrick Brady and Mary Ann McCarthy of this parish, and Gertrud McDonald, daughter of age of George McDonald and Mary McDonnell of this parish. Witnesses: Emmanuel Hayes and Stella Tierney. p. 79 “Joseph Leonard Lyng born 22 July 1905 of the lawful marriage of James Lyng and Theresa Brady of this parish was baptized soon afterwards on a date unknown, by Rev. A. Newman. The godparents were John Cosgrove and Ellen Lyng Laffin. This from positive evidence given to me by the godmother, Ellen Lyng Laffin on this 21 Dec. 1938. This is one of several entries not registered by Rev. Father A. Newman. J. Edgar Brennan” p. 80 8 August After the publication of two banns, marriage of John O’Callaghan, son of age of John O’Callaghan and Eliz. Watts of St. John’s Church, Osgoode, and Anna Bella McDonald, daughter of age of Leo McDonald and Mary McDonald of this mission. Witnesses: Hiram F. O’Callaghan and Margaret O’Connor. p. 81 “Oswald O’Neil Purday, born 13 September 1905 of the lawful marriage of Cornelius Purdy and Sarah O’Neill of this parish, was baptized soon afterwards on a date unknown, by Rev. A. Newman. The godparents were Cornelius O’Neill and Mary Purdy. This information from positive evidence received 8 June 1940. This is one of several entries not registered by Rev. A. Newman. J. Edgar Brennan.” “Anna Marie Bennet, born 20 April 1905 of the lawful marriage of James Bennett and Ellen O’Neil of this parish, was baptized 14 May 1905 by Rev. A. Newman. The godparents were Mr. & Mrs. John O’Neil. This is inofrmation from positive evidence received from her parents and godmother on 23 August 1942. This is one of several entries not registered by Father A. Newman. J. Edgar Brennan.” p. 82 18 October After the publication of two banns, marriage of Cornelius O’Neil, son of the late James O’Neil and the late Ellen Haggerty of this mission, and Helena, daughter of age of John Whelan and Elizabeth Stewart of this mission. Witnesses: James Hanrahan and Emma White. p. 83 24 October After the publication of two banns, marriage of Charles Byrne, son of age of Gerald Byrne and Elizabeth Temby of Syracuse, NY, and Agnes Anna Haggerty, daughter of age of Timothy Haggerty and Mary Ann Dolan of this mission. Witnesses: James Haggerty and Marie Dolan. p. 86 12 November Baptism of Dennis Joseph Lorne, born 13th October last, legitimate son of Michael Corkery and Mary Cassidy of this mission. The sponsors were D. P. Corkery and Helena Hayes, his wife. 26 November Baptism of Helena Jane, born 31st last October, legitimate daughter of William Burrows and Mary Quinlan. The sponsors were John H. Kennedy and Margaret Burrows, his wife. p. 87 29 November After the publication of two banns, marriage of Patrick Waters, son of age of late Michael Waters and the late Mary Dunne of St. Patrick’s Fallowfield, and Ellen Mary Larkin, daughter of age of James Larkin and Ellen Kerrigan of this parish. Witnesses: John Dunn and Katie Bergin. p. 88 30 November After the publication of two banns, marriage of William James Walters, son of age of Samuel Walters and Margaret Santamont of Merrickville & Sarah Jane Gorman, daughter of the late Jeremiah Gorman and Catherine Cummings of this mission. Witnesses: S.J.M.J. Lamping and Effielena Driscoll.
Index for 1905
p. 90 -- 1906 10 March Baptism of John Newman, born 1st inst. legitimate son of Joseph Purdy & Hanora McKenna. The sponsors were Charles Purdy and Catherine Whelan, his wife. 15 April Baptism of Thomas Luke, born 27 March last, legitimate son of Philip Edwards & Helen Corrigan. The sponsors were James Bennett and Hlen O’Neil, his wife. p. 92 26 June After the publication of two banns, marriage of James Henry Dolan, son of age of the late James Dolan and Ellen Leonard of Kemptville parish, and Ellen Mary McKenna, daughter of age of the late Thomas C. McKenna and Mary O’Brien of this parish. Witnesses: John McKenna and Annie McKenna. p. 94 27 June After the publication of two banns, marriage of Peter James O’Brien, son of age (no) of John O’Brien and Ellen France of Arnprior, and Catherine Forbes, daughter of age of the late John Forbes and the late Cath. Devine of this parish. Witnesses: James Arkison Havey and Susie Forbes. p. 95 22 August Baptism of Edward Sylvester, born 22 last July, legitimate son of Thos. Jno. Cosgrove & Catherine Brady of this parish. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Pat. J. Timmons. 28 October Baptism of Daniel Patrick, born 21 September of the lawful marriage of Patrick Loughlin and Annie Sullivan. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Michael Corkery. 4 November Baptism of Mary Martha, born 25 October of the lawful marriage of James Emery and Mary Ellen O’Connor. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. James Cavanagh. 28 November After the publication of one bann, marriage of Samuel Joseph Coghlan, son of Thomas Coghlin and Hannah Dwyer of the parish of Haileyberg (maybe Haileybury?) -- ON, and Lucey Frances Collins, daughter of Arthur Collins and Catherine Nutterville of this parish. Witnesses: Richard Joseph Collins and Elizabeth Cavanagh. p. 96 30 December Baptism of Emma Alice, born 2 December, lawful daughter of Michael Larkin and Ellen Forbes. The sponsors were Thomas Cavanagh and Susan Forbes.
Index for 1906
p. 97 -- 1907 9 April After dispensing with banns, marriage of Michael Barry, son of age of James Barry and Bridget Fields of Low, QC, and Helena Charlotte Purdy, daughter of Charles Purdy and Catherine Mary Whalen of this mission. Witnesses: James Myles, Annie Purdy and Carrie O’Meara. 7 April Baptism of Mary Camelia, born 21 February of the lawful marriage of Henry Emery and Susanna Timmons. The sponsors were Hugh Timmons Mrs. William Laffin. 5 May Baptism of Ellen Mary, born 13 April of the lawful marriage of James Bennett and Ellen O’Neil. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Purdy. p. 98 10 May Baptism of Mary Ellen Teresa, born 16 April of the lawful marriage of Charles Monaghan and Catherine Waters. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. John James McCarthy. 21 June Burial of Mary Alice Kelly, aged 24 yrs., who died 19th inst., daughter of the late William Kelly and Margaret Johnston of this parish. Witnesses: Thomas Lyng, Sr.and Edward Dwyers. 30 June Conditonal baptism of Anna Florence, born 12th inst. of the lawful marriage of Cornelius O’Neil and Helena Whelan and privately baptized by Mrs. John Whalen on the same day. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Hagerty. 14 July Baptism of Ella Clare, born 29 June last of the lawful marriage of John O’Neil and Anna Agnes Whalen. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Christopher McKenna. 25 August Baptism of Ann Jane, born the 6th inst. of the lawful marriage of Patrick Timmons and Margaret Catherine Grant. The sponsors were James Laffina and Catherine Doucette. p. 99 2 September Burial of Denis Corkery, farmer, aged 83 yrs., who died 30 August, husband of Margaret McGivern of this parish. Present: Joseph Cavanagh and Cornelius Shanahan. 10 September Baptism of Margaret Agnes, born 19 August of the lawful marriage of Cornelius Purdy and Sarah O’Neil. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. James Bennett. 1 November Baptism of William Cavanagh, born 18 October last of the lawful marriage of James Emery and Ellen O’Connor. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah O’Connor. 1 November Baptism of Joseph Walter Staney, born 25th September of the lawful marriage of Patrick H. Brady and Gertrude McDonald. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Michael Corkery. p. 100 1 November Baptism of Carmel Cecilia, born 19 October of the lawful marriage of Christopher McKenna and Margaret Ann Cavanagh. The sponsors were Daniel Cavanagh and Mary Ann Cavanagh. 5 November After the publication of one bann, marriage of William , son of William and Mary Burnett of the parish of Richmond, and Anne McKenna, daughter of the late Thomas McKenna and Mary Anne Kenny of this mission. Witnesses: Augustine and Gertrude McKenna. 24 November Baptism of Anna Murial, born 19 October of the lawful marriage of William Burrows and Annie Quinlan. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Edward Dwyer. p. 101 8 December Burial of John Rufus Collins, aged 26 yrs., who died in this parish on the 6th, son of Arthur Collins and Catherine Nutterville of this parish. Present: Michael Corkery and James Emery. 31 December Burial of Jane Doherty, aged 73 yrs. who died the 29th inst. in the parish of St. Michael of West Huntley, relict of Wiliam Burrows. Present: Edward Dwyer and Matthew Hanrahan.
Index of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths of 1907
p. 102 -- 1908 21 February Burial of Mary Gorman, aged 78 yrs., who died 19th inst. in this parish, relict of Thomas Driscoll, farmer of this parish. Present: Matthew Hanrahan and Edward Dwyer. 27 February Burial of Sarah Ann White, aged 23 yrs., who died 24th inst in Three Rivers, QC, wife of Emile Thivierge. Present: Daniel White, Peter Emery and James Emery. 17 May Baptism of Arthur Joseph Lawrence, born 2 April last of the lawful marriage of Samuel Coghlan and Lucy Frances Collins. The sponsors were Richard Collins and Elizabeth Cavanagh. 19 May Baptism of Joseph William, born 2 May of the lawful marriage of Patrick Hanrahan and Teresa Brennan. The sponsors were Patrick Hanrahan (cousin) and Catherine Brunette. 2 August Baptism of Robert James, born 25 July of the lawful marriage of Cornelius Purdy and Sarah O’Neil. The sponsors were Leo Graham and Mrs. Henry Graham. 27 September Baptism of Philip Francis, born 8 September of the lawful marriage of Philip Edwards and Ellen Corrigan. The sponsors were John Kelly and Gertrude McKenna. 30 September After the publication of three banns, marriage of John Mears, son of George Mears and Sarah Byrnes of Richmond, and Bridget Smith, daughter of the late Patrick Smith and Bridget Tansy of this mission. Witnesses: Edward Mears and Lucy Smith. p. 104 13 October Funeral of Ann Cunningham, aged 86 yrs., who died in this parish 11th inst., relict of Michael Cassidy of this mission. Present: John Mears, Sr. and Dennis Shanahan. 25 October Baptism of Charles Austin, born 16th inst. of the lawful marriage of Henry Joseph Purdy and Nora McKenna. The sponsors were Christopher McKenna and Mrs. John McKenna. 11 November Burial of John Edwards, aged 14 yrs., who died in this parish on the 9th inst., son of Philip Edwards and Ellen Corrigan of this parish. Present: Edward Dwyer and Thomas Q. McKenna.
Index for Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths of 1908
p. 105 -- 1909 “About 10 January Baptism of Thomas Armstrong, born 29 December last of the lawful marriage of John Gorman and Margaret Jane Conery. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. William Fitzgerald. 11 February Burial of Joseph Smith, aged 33 yrs., who died the 9th inst. in this mission, son of the late Patrick Smith and Bridget Tansy of this parish. Present: Edward Dwyer and John McKenna. 23 February Burial of Teresa Brennan, aged 30 yrs., who died the 21st inst., wife of Patrick Hanrahan of this parish. Present: Cornelius Purdy and John Gorman. 1 March Burial of Margaret McGivern, aged 98 yrs., who died 26 February in the parish of Richmond, relict of Denis Corkery of St. Philip’s, Richmond. Present: James Emery and Cornelius Shanahan. 22 March Burial of Mary O’Neil, aged 86 yrs., who died in St. Mary’s parish of Bayswater, relict of James Hanrahan of this mission. Present: Edward Dwyer and Patrick Hanrahan. p. 106 18 April Conditional baptism of James Patrick, born 17 March of the lawful marriage of John O’Neil and Ann Whalen. The sponsors were James Haggerty and Mrs. Timothy Haggerty. 18 April Baptism of James Bernard Augustin, born 1 April of the lawful marriage of James Maginley and Agnes Gorman. The sponsors were Matthew Hanrahan and Effie Driscoll. 6 June Baptism of Mary Clara, born 3rd inst. of the lawful marriage of Daniel McKenna and Mary Ellen Cavanagh. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Christopher McKenna. 29 August Baptism of Ellen Margaret, born 26 July of the lawful marriage of Michael Donovan and Agatha Mary Wallace. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Philip Edwards. 2 October Burial of Daniel Sullivan, aged 85 yrs., who died 30 September in this parish, husband of Margaret Conboy of this parish. Present: Patrick Laughlin and Michael Corkery. p. 107 31 December Burial of William Gorman, aged 40 yrs., who died in the Township of Marlborough on the 29th inst., son of the late Jeremiah Gorman and Catherine Cummings. Present: John Gorman and William Walters. 20+ June Burial of Bernard McGinley, aged 2 mos. 21 days, who died in this parish on 22 inst., son of James McGinley and Agnes Gorman of this parish.
Index of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths of 1909
p. 108 -- 1910 24 January Burial of Agnes Gorman, aged 29 yrs., who died 22nd inst. in this parish, wife of James McGinley of this parish. Present: Joseph Purdy and Philip Edwards. 13 February Burial of Catherine Cummings, aged 75 yrs., who died 11th inst in this parish, relict of Jeremiah Gorman of this parish. Present: John Gorman and Philip Peel. 20 February Baptism of Frances Cecilia, born 15th inst. of the lawful marriage of William Walters and Sarah Gorman. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. John Gorman. 29 March Burial of Edward Peel, aged 46 yrs., who died 27th inst. in this parish, son of the late William Peel and Catherine Hodnett of this parish. Present: Edward Dwyer and John Gorman. 8 May Burial of John Purdy, aged 27 yrs., who died in Cobalt on the 4th inst., son of Charles Purdy and Catherine Whalen of this parish. Present: John Laffin and Thomas Lyng, Jr. 13 June Burial of Alexander Emery, aged 90 yrs., who died in this parish on the 11th inst., relict of Ann Cavanagh. Present: John Gorman and Christopher McKenna. 22 July Burial of Matthew Hanrahan, aged 51 yrs., who died the 20th inst, husband of Rose Muldoon of this parish. Present: Edward Dwyer and Christopher McKenna. 25 September Baptism of Joseph Leonard, born the 11th inst. of the lawful marriage of Henry Joseph Purdy and Nora McKenna. The sponsors were Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Timmons. 7 October Burial of Mary O’Dey, aged 80 yrs., who died in this parish on the 5th inst., relict of Denis O’Neil of this parish. Present: Christopher McKenna and Cornelius O’Neil. p. 110 9 October Baptism of Mary Catherine Bernice, born 2nd inst. of the lawful marriage of Daniel McKenna and Mary Ellen Cavanagh. The sponsors were Francis Cavanagh and Gertrude McKenna. 10 October Burial of Timothy Haggerty, aged 75 yrs., who died 7th inst. in this parish, husband of Mary Dolan of this parish. Present: Edward Dwyer and Philip Peel. 3 November Baptism of Lucy Agatha, born 25 October last of the lawful marriage of John O’Neill and Ann Whalen. The sponsors were John Kelly and Mrs. Henry Purdy. 9 November After dispensing with the impediment against mixed marriages and all three banns, marriage of George Ernest Sherwood, a Protestant and son of age of George D. Sherwood and Georgiana Bradfield of the parish of Brockville, and Ellen Whalen, a Catholic and daughter of age of John Whalen and Elizabeth Stewart of this mission. Witnesses: Isidore Whalen and Helena McConnell. 21 November Burial of Mary Elizabeth Cavanagh, aged 23 yrs. who died in this parish on the 18th inst., daughter of James Cavanagh and the late Mary Sullivan of this parish. Present: Edward Dwyer and Thomas Lennon. 18 December Baptism of Lawrence, born 27 November of the lawful marriage of James Humery and Mary Ellen O’Connor. The sponsors were Edward Dwyer and Mrs. Jeremiah O’Connor. 1 December Burial of Margaret Grant, aged 78 yrs., who died 29th November in the parish of Carleton Place, relict of Hugh Timmons of this parish. Present: Edward Dwyer and William Laffin. ________________________________________________________ p. 112
Index of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths of 1910 Chapel of Goulbourn St. Clare’s Confirmations
4 June 1891 Confirmed Age Parents Sponsor James Smith 22 Patrick Smith Christopher McKenna Tansey Joseph Smith 14 Patrick Smith William Gorman Tansey Andrew John Timmons 12 Edward Dwyer Patrick Henry Brady 15 Patrick Brady & Mary Ann McCarthy John Brady Daniel Sullivan 60 John Forest Edward John McKenna 9 Thomas C. McKenna & Mary Ann Kenny Thomas O. McKenna Thomas Lyng 13 Thomas Lyng &Ellen Moore John James Cosgrove John Rufus Collins 10 Arthur Collins & Catherine Nutterfield John Cosgrove John Forest 11 John Forest & Elizabeth Lakey Patrick Brady John O'Neil 28 Denis O'Neil & Mary O'Dey Denis O'Neil James McGinley 19 Andrew McGinley & Margaret Tansey Denis Driscoll John Whelan 11 John Whelan & Elizabeth Stewart Frank Lennon p. 4 Honora McGinley 13 Andrew McGinley & Margaret Tansey Catherine Lyng Margaret Teresa McGinley 14 Andrew McGinley & Margaret Tansey Lucy Hanrahan Ann O'Connor 13 Jeremiah O'Connor & Mary Connick Catherine Lyng Honora McKenna 13 John McKenna & Catherine O'Brien Mary McKenna Honora McKenna 13 Thomas C. McKenna & Mary Ann Kenny Margaret O'Brien (Mrs. J. Edwards) Mary Ann McKenna 11 Thomas C. McKenna & Mary Ann Kenny Mary Ann McKenna Agnes Ann Hagarty 11 Timothy Hagarty & Mary Dolan Ann O'Neil Lucy Frances Collins 12 Arthur Collins & Catherine Nutterfield Helena Cosgrove Agnes Ann Gorman 10 Jeremiah Gorman & Catherine Comans Ella Cullen Sarah Jane Gorman 13 Jeremiah Gorman & Catherine Comans Catherine Driscoll Mary Sullivan 13 Daniel Sullivan & Margaret Conboy Margaret Sullivan p. 5 Catherine Sullivan 16 Daniel Sullivan &Margaret Conboy Ann Sullivan Ann Emilia Service 11 Charles Service & Mary Peel Ellen Hornett Barbara Bulmer 11 orphan adopted by Denis Corkery Mary Teresa Cosgrove p. 6 11 August 1894 James Hagarty 11 Timothy Hagarty & Mary Ann Dolan Jeremiah O'Brien John Smith 21 Patrick Smith & Bridget Tansey James Smith Daniel Michael 13 Patrick Brady & Mary Ann McCarthy John Brady John Joseph Kelly 10 William Kelly & Margaret Johnston Patrick Kelly John Sylvester Purdy 12 Charles Purdy & Catherine Mary Whelan Thomas Cosgrove James Lyng 12 Thomas Lyng & Ellen Moor Edward Lyng James Lawrence Laffon 13 William Laffon & Bridget Leonard Thomas Lyng Richard Joseph Collins 11 Arthur Collins & Catherine Nutterfield James Collins John Patrick Laffon 11 William Laffon & Bridget Leonard Patrick H. Timmons Thomas James Cavanagh 11 James Cavanagh & Mary Jane O'Sullivan Henry Emery p. 7 John McGinley 27 Andrew McGinley & Mary Ann Tansey James McGinley Thomas Smith 16 Patrick Smith & Bridget Tansey James O'Neil Honora O'Neil 35 Kennis O'Neil & Mary O'Dey Ellen Hornett Mary Frances Forest 12 John Forest & Elizabeth Lahey Margaret Lahey Elizabeth Sullivan 14 Daniel Sullivan & Margaret Conboy Margaret Sullivan Ellen Matilda Sullivan 12 Daniel Sullivan & Margaret Conboy Ann Sullivan Teresa Sullivan 10 Daniel Sullivan & Margaret Conboy Catherine Sullivan Johanna Lucy Smith 14 Patrick Smith & Bridget Tansey Mary Smith Alice Mary Kelly 12 William Kelly & Margaret Johnstone Margaret Donovan p. 8 21 August 1897 Charles Edward Purdy 10 Charles Purdy & Catherine Whelan Edward Dwyer John Smith 18 Patrick Smith & Bridget Tansey Cornelius Purdy James Leo Brady 13 Patrick Brady & Mary Ann McCarthy Edward McCarthy Edward Moore 12 John Moore & Mary Gorman Patrick Hanrahan James Grant 10 Edward Grant &Mary Gorman John O'Neil Albert Joseph Forrest 12 John Forrest &Mary Leahey John Forrest Jeremiah Moore 10 John Moore &Mary Gorman John Edwards Bridget Ellen Whelan 13 John Whelan & Elizabeth Stewart Margaret Donovan Beatrice Smith 12 Patrick Smith & Bridget Tansey Anne McKenna Anna Teresa Purdy 10 Charles Purdy & Catherine Whelan Catherine Cosgrove Mary Effie Driscoll 14 Thomas Driscoll & Mary Gorman Sarah Jane Gorman p. 9 Ellen Charlotte Baker 14 Thomas Baker & Mary McGrath Patrick Timmons Elizabeth Gertrude McKenna 12 Thomas McKenna & Mary Ann King Mary Edwards Mary Ann Laffin 10 William Laffin & Bridget Leonard Catherine Kennedy Ellen Lyng 12 Thomas Lyng & Ellen Moore Catherine Moore p. 10 20 September 1900 Lawrence Whitelaw 12 Thomas Whitelaw & Margaret Lahaie Thomas Whitelaw Hugh Joseph Timmons 12 Patrick Timmons & Catherine Grant Edward Dwyer John Timmons 11 Patrick Timmons & Catherine Grant Kennis Brennan Cornelius Loughrin 12 Patrick Loughrin & Mary Brady Daniel McKenna Isidore Whelan 13 John Whelan & Elizabeth Moore James Bennett John Hanrahan 12 James Hanrahan & Ellen Brennan Mathew Hanrahan James Perry 13 Matthew Perry & Malvina Major Edward Lyng Patrick Hanrahan 11 James Hanrahan & Ellen Brennan Patrick Hanrahan Frederick O'Connor 12 Jeremiah O'Connor & Ann O'Brien Thomas Lyng p. 11 Peter Emery 13 Henry Emery & Susan Timmons James Emery Ernest Joseph Brady 12 Patrick Brady & Mary McCarthy Daniel McCarthy Andrew McGinley 12 Andrew McGinley & Margaret Tansey Thomas Smith Daniel Moore 14 John Moore & Mary Gorman William Gorman Thomas Moore 11 John Moore & Mary Gorman Philip Edwards (born 1-9-1889) Ernest Joseph Allsop 14 John Allsop & Mary Moore Dennis O'Neil Mary Martha McKenna 13 Thomas McKenna & Mary Kinney Christopher McKenna Catherine Helene McKenna 11 Thomas McKenna & Mary Kinney Mary McKenna Elizabeth McGinley 14 Andrew McGinley & Margaret Tansey Norah Timmons Mary Brennan 11 Kennis Brennan & Ann Jane Timmons Catherine Timmons Mary Bertrand 13 John Bertrand & Mary Larocque Ellen Hornett pp. 12-16 missing p. 17 15 August 1903 1. Brennan, Edward 10 Kenneth Brennan Ann Timmins& Dwyre, Edward. 2. Brennan, Pierce 11 Kenneth Brennan & Ann Timmins Timmins, Pat H 3. Brady, Joseph Martin Oliver Francis 10 Patrick Brady & Mary Ann McCarthy Brady, Dan M. 4. Forrest, Andrew 13 John Andrew & Elizabeth Leahy Cavanagh, James 5. Millar, Wm. John 12 John Millar & Elizabeth Millar Kavanagh, Francis 6. Whelan, Law. Thos. 11 John Whelan & Elizabeth Stewart Bennett, James 7. Burrows, Mary Irene 10 William Burrows & Mary T. Parks Kelly, Mary Irene 8. Corkery, Annie Gert. 11 Michael Corkery & Mary Cassidy O'Brien, Leila (Mrs. Edw. Dwyre) 9. Moore, Mary Martha 12 Edw. John Moore & Mary Gorman Lyng, Mary p. 18 31 July 1906 1. Matthew Charles Hanrahan 13 James Hanrahan & Ellen Brennan Kenneth Brennan 2. John James Edwards 12 Philip Edwards & Ellen Corrigan John Edwards 3. Joseph Dominic Timmons 10 Pat. J. Timmons & Cath. Halpin Edw. Dwyer 4. Edward Owen Timmons 9 Pat. H. Timmons & Cath. Grant John Laffin 5. Walter Edward Joseph Peter 9 James Cavanagh & Mary J. O' Sullivan Edw. Dwyer 6. Mary Alice Timmons 11 Pat. H. Timmons & Cath. Grant Anna Purdy 7. Mary Irene Timmons 10 Pat. J. Timmons & Cath. Halpin Mrs. Edw. Dwyer 8. Anna Florence Edwards 10 Philip Edwards & Ellen Corrigan Mrs. James Bennett 9. Catherine Mary O'Brien 10 Jeremiah O'Brien & Teresa Laffin Mrs. Edw. Dwyer 10. Margaret Marcella Brady 10 Patrick Brady &Mary Ann McCarthy Teresa Brady 11. Mary Gertrude Bernadette Hanrahan 12 Matthew Hanrahan & Ann Muldoon Mrs. Jas. Hanrahan


January 24, 2003: Al: Rideau Heritage Board, Rideau published 'Who's Where, A Guide to the Cemeteries of Rideau Township',(1980),ISBN 0-9690589-0-X (Ottawa Branch has a copy in it's holdings) The book includes an interesting article original published in 'Ottawa Branch News, Vol.7, #3, March 1975 about the Abandoned Dwyer Hill RC burial ground Lot 22 & 23, Con 9, and an index of St. Clare's RC Cemetery, Lot 6, Con 1 recorded by Jim Kennedy, August 1979. Kathy Adamson
June 2, 2003: The Ottawa Citizen of May 22, 2003 contains an article and photographs of St. Clare's Church. It discusses the architectural features of the building. (In the blue binder with the records of St. Philips ... Al) ___________________________________________ Subject: Dwyer Hill http://www.bytown.net/stclare.htm At the start of the site above it states that "Dwyer Hill is just west of Richmond, in Marlborough Township. My map shows that Dwyer Hill is in Goulbourn township. Scott Naylor ___________________________________________ Thank you Scott: You are correct St Clare's R.C. Cemetery, Dwyer Hill is in Goulbourn township Lot 6 Concession 1. This cemetery was proceeded by the pioneer burial ground parts of Lot 22 & 23 concession 9 Marlborough. Called Dwyer Hill Pioneer R.C. Burial Ground (Abandoned). According to book "Who's Where": -"in about 1962 the graves were disturbed by vandals. Prior to 1962 there was evidence of 20 graves. The graves were originally marked with pine slabs. The last wooden marker left standing was not found after 1940.'' Kathy Adamson ____________________________________________ From Robert Sample: Thank you for including me in this exchange. I think we should rely on what our resident expert has to say about this. I am not the resident expert but I do know that my dad and brother as a guest of Mr. Jim Laffin, visited the cemetery in about 1950 when they bought from Mr. Laffin hydro poles to carry the wires to our farm. The slabs were still visible then and some were standing. Several people in the past forty years or so who have ancestors buried in the Cemetery have attempted to have something done about its restoration but so far, they have not become a sufficiently large enough voice to be heard. I have heard numerous stories about what happened to the pine slabs one being that when they put the main hydro trunk through the area that the hydro crews had used the wooden slabs as ground anchors for brace wires. I am sure for each story we hear, there are many more to be told. When we see a broken or smashed monument we readily assume that vandals caused it. I suspect a very small percentage of damage was caused by vandals but rather by a neighbours straying cows. Cows like to scratch themselves and a newly found place to graze which just happens to be a cemetery has lots of places to scratch. Furthermore, a 15 inch cedar post has a life span of about fifty years. The slabs were as I hear it dug into the ground and back filled. There is some debate as to the type of wood used and I have heard pine to blue oak. If some were oak, they may still be around. Norma Hewitt grew up as a member of the St. Clare's Parish and lived within a couple of miles of the abandoned cemetery. She may have relatives buried there. I suspect that she could add some historical data. Can you help us out Norma? ... Robert Sample
November 12, 2005: Renie is researching the pioneer Dwyer family who were in Goulbourn Township by 1837 and for whom Dwyer Hill is named. Her Dwyer branch migrated to the USA.
February 10, 2008: Thanks to Michael Daley for the following information regarding Timothy Lahey and Mary Downs (1895 marriage, above): Hi Al. just a line, in regards to, St. Clares church at Dwyer Hill, The well documented PARISH REGISTER, 1891--1910 By Ellen Paul . The marriage record Feb.18 ,1895 OF Timothy Lahey , farmer, son of Timothy Lahey and [ should read ] Mary Down, of St. John the Evangelist Church of Osgoode , ------------------------------------------------------------------- Timothy Leahy and Mary Downs are my mother's Grand parents . Mary Downs was born County Down Ireland. Their marriage record of 1845, was destroyed in fire when my Uncle's house burnt, in the 1959- 60' ? ... Michael
January 9, 2012: The Ottawa Citizen of January 8, 2012 contains a wonderful tribute to Helen McKenna-Lyng (page B5). The article is written by her friend Candace Jamieson. Only a portion of the article is reproduced here. See also the pioneer Lyng family in Goulbourn Township. ... Al Helen Lyng, Dwyer Hill, Ontario, Canada Helen Lyng, Dwyer Hill, Ontario, Canada Helen Lyng, Dwyer Hill, Ontario, Canada
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