Mathew TALLON and Elizabeth MITCHELL
County Wicklow, Ireland to Gloucester Township, Ontario, Canada in 1852
October 15, 2012:
Here is a remarkable document sent in by Anne Burgess. It is a copy of an entry from the Fitzwillian Estate Accounts Book (County Wicklow, Ireland) from 1852.
Last week, I met with Mary Quinn, Ralph Quinn and Michael Daley. Pioneer surnames were abundant, including the Tallon family from Gloucester Township.
All three of the families on this page travelled together on the ship Confiance to Quebec City in 1852.
Here is Anne's e-mail to us:
I was looking for something else and came upon this photograph of the Fitzwilliam estate’s emigration plans for Matt Tallon and family.
You can see the word Confiance written on it: this was the voyage my family took, as well.
I set out to give you Matt Tallon Jr., the following Fitzwilliam Estate body from Knockatomcoyle,
County Wicklow,for your list of Gloucester residents:
Fitzwilliam Tenants - Family Group
ID: 975 Parish Mullinacuff
Year Listed: 1852
Reference No. 31
Matt 56, Mary (Walker?) 54, Bess 26, John 24, Mary 22, Ally 19, Matt 16, Margaret 15, James
13, Edward 6.
Ship Confiance As spelt in the Emigration
Arrival Quebec. June 16th Official
Allowed ten shillings a head.
Source: Companion CD to the book Surplus People, by Jim Rees.
He's in the South Gloucester register married to an Elizabeth Mitchell. (Her name is
something like Mechant, and the priest has written "called Mitchell.")
Matthew's daughter, Elizabeth Tallon, was married to a man called Richard Granger,
whose death certificate has him living at Bowesville.
I wondered if he was related to the Samuel Granger who married Bridget Byrne (from
Ballynultagh, County Wicklow), who was living in / married in Osgoode (ND records).
Samuel has been a bit of a puzzle.
Here's the Burns / Granger marriage record:
Bridget Burns/Byrne, d/o Pat Byrne and Helen Kearney/Ellen Casey, m. Samuel Granger,
s/o Samuel Granger and Elizabeth Tatha ? Latha? in Osgoode; Wit: Dolly Burns [Bridget's
sister, m. James Waters]
... Anne Burgess
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