TALLON, Edward and TALLON, James, From County Wicklow, Ireland
to North Elmsley Township, Ontario, Canada
August 1, 2010:
About 5 years ago, I transcribed this record from St. Francis de Sales Church in Smiths Falls, but it's
only today that I've put it together with the Fitzwilliam emigration records:
30 Apr 1850
Marriage of Edward Tallon, s/o Edward Tallon and Mary Heffernon / Heffernan, deceased, of the parish of Clonmore,
County Wicklow, Ireland, and Catherine Cummings, d/o Patrick Cummings and Catherine Stafford, also deceased, of
the parish of Rositown, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Witnesses: Patrick O'Brien and Jane O'Reily.
Edward came over as a widower (first wife was Mary Nowlan), and I'm assuming the children came, too. Here's the line for
the chart for him:
TALLANT/TALLON, Edward; John, Edward Jr., Mary Knockatomcoyle North Elmsley, ON
I'm assuming that Edward's father and mother did not survive to make the trip, but listed on their emigration
sheet was Edward's brother James and family; they were in the 1851 census for North Elmsley. Here's the line for them:
TALLANT/TALLON, James and Mary; Edward Knockatomcoyle North Elmsley, ON
These two Tallon brothers must be nephews of Matt Tallon (m. Mary Walker) whose family settled in Bytown and
then in South Gloucester/Osgoode.
And that brings me back to yesterday's email to you - about Thomas Tallon, s/o James Tallon and Letitia Howey / Harvey.
He married Eliz. Birdwhistle.
James and Letitia Tallon were here pre-evictions. They had one son married in Brockville, and one living in Bytown,
so you'd wonder if James was a Canal worker.
And the new Tallon brothers above (plus Matt in S. Gloucester/Osgoode) also settled close to Canal locks. The other
Tallons on our chart (they came from Ballynultagh) all settled close to Kingston (Portland, Camden East).
All this to say, I see it as more support for my theory that many of the FW emigres of 1847-1856 came to join
family members who had worked on the Canal.
August 4, 2010:
I found Patrick Tallon(son of James Tallon, above, in the 1861 census, Al:
1861 Village of Pembroke, Renfrew County, Canada West
Patrick Tallon, Innkeeper, 29, b. Ire, RC
Marianne Tallon, 32, b. Ire, RC
Mary Mullin, 14, b. UC, RC
James Tallon, 4, b. UC, RC
Jane Anne Tallon, 2, b. UC, RC
It appears from this that Patrick was the second husband of Mary Ann Butler Mullen .
And look at the little group of Wicklow people living next door! They were in Bytown in 1851:
- Edward O'Meara (Mara) of Ballynultagh is enumerated next (perhaps living in Tallon's inn);
- next is Abraham Astleford, merchant, and wife Susannah [Byrne/Burns] and children Thomas and Amelia Eleanor;
- then Samuel Burns and Elizabeth Burns, with an Alice Coad as house servant.
I believe those Burns/Byrnes are the children of John Byrne, ML #142, and Amelia Astleford.
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