Richard TIGHE and Catherine SMITH
100th Regiment of Foot
from Ireland to the Ottawa, Canada area
originally granted land in Goulbourn Township

April 2, 2010: (new photo)
Street in Manotick, Ontario, Canada named for the pioneer Tighe family Tighe Street Sign in Manotick, Ontario, Canada
1 Richard Tighe 1798 - 1873 bur. St. Brigid's #131 (on the banks of the Rideau River, along the River Road) One of the first settlers on Manotick Island (see "Ottawa Country"), Tighe Street in Manotick .. +Catherine Smith 1797 - 1873 ....... 2 Richard Tighe 1830 - ........... +Anne Nash ................ 3 Patrick Tighe 1866 - ................ 3 Catherine Tighe 1869 - 1883 ................ 3 William Joseph Tighe (see below) ................ 3 John James Tighe (see below) ....... 2 Thomas Tighe
March 15, 2012 Thanks to Taylor Kennedy for these two photos. New surname: Tapp .
Tighe Family Tighe Family

Al: I found my William Tighes parents from the marriage register at the Archives yesterday. He is the son of Richard Tighe and Anne Nash as you have on your list. He married Annie Kennedy, daughter of Thomas Kennedy. Full name ; William Joseph Tighe, son of Richard Tighe (fireman) and Anne Nash, born circa 1884, married June 21, 1911 to Annie Kennedy born June 14, 1886, daughter of Thomas Kennedy (farmer, carpenter) and Catherine Costello. Married in St. Patricks Church, Kent Street, in Ottawa by Banns. In the same year his brother ; John James Tighe born 1887, son of Richard Tighe and Anne Nash, married September 25, 1911 to Philomene Nault born 1891, daughter of Onesine Nault and Ellen Melaney. Married in St. Patricks in Ottawa by Banns. Witnesses were William Tighe and Annie Kennedy Tighe. Take care Taylor
April 7, 2001 Hi Frank Yes we have conversed over the past in regards to my Watters family, The Tighes and Whelans. Firstly : I do not know who Patrick Whelans parents were. I do know that Mary Kennedy married Andrew Fogarty. Their son William Fogarty married Theresa Chartrand. Theresa's parents were Jean Baptiste Chartrand and Catherine Whelan. Catherine's parents were Patrick Whelan and Catherine McGrath. That's as far as I have gone on this at this time. Secondly : Retreiving marriage records from the Archives, the following are my Tighe connections: Descendants of Richard Tighe Generation No. 1 1. RICHARD2 TIGHE (RICHARD1) was born Abt. 1830. He married ANNIE NASH. More About RICHARD TIGHE: Occupation: June 1911, Fireman Children of RICHARD TIGHE and ANNIE NASH are: i. WILLIAM JOSEPH3 TIGHE, b. 1884, Ottawa, Ontario; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. ANNIE KENNEDY, June 21, 1911, St. Patricks Church in Ottawa. Notes for WILLIAM JOSEPH TIGHE: Electrician by trade at the time of their marriage. Marriage Notes for WILLIAM TIGHE and ANNIE KENNEDY: Certificate of Publication of Banns ; Ontario Archives MS932 reel #758 Registration #003085 I hereby certify that on Sunday the eleventh day of June, 1911 A.D. the intention of William Joseph Tighe of the City of Ottawa in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario, and Annie Kennedy of the City of Ottawa in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario to intermarry was duly proclaimed by me in St. Patricks Church, being a Church in the City of Ottawa, County of Carleton in the Province of OntarioI futher certify that I verily believe that the said William Joseph Tighe had his usual place of abode in the said City of Ottawa for the space of 15 days immediately preceeding the said Sunday. William was 27 years old and Annie was 24 years old. Witnesses; Thomas Kennedy brother of the Bride and John J. Tighe brother of the Groom. ii. JOHN JAMES TIGHE, b. 1887, Ottawa, Ontario; m. PHILOMENE NAULT, September 25, 1911, St. Patricks Church in Ottawa. Marriage Notes for JOHN TIGHE and PHILOMENE NAULT: Ontario Archives ; MS932 reel # 758 Registration # 00396. John is listed as a Clerk. Witnesses were; William J Tighe brother of the Groom and Annie Kennedy wife to William and sister-in-law to the Groom. Married by Banns performed by C. Charlebois. John was 24 years old and Philomene was 20 years old. iii. PATRICK TIGHE, b. 1866. iv. CATHERINE TIGHE, b. 1869. I would like to thank you for your follow up on our Watters connection and hope that you found your missing Mary Watters. It was nice to hear from you again but sorry that I couldn't be any more help at this time. Take care for now Taylor Kennedy From: "Francis T. Watters" To: Subject: Whelan's and Tigh's Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 16:06:45 -0400 Hi Taylor; I'm not sure if we corresponded before. Perhaps in connection with Bytown or Bust. However, today I'd like to write about your messages on the Genforum on the above families. I have both in my Watters family. First question; Who were the parents of James Patrick Whelan who assassinated Darcy McGee. You seem to have that info if I read one of your messages correctly. Frank: I don't believe that the James Patrick Whelan who shot Darcy McGee was related to the Whelans in the Ottawa area. James Patrick Whelan was a drifter from Montreal as far as I can tell. Over two hundred "usual suspects" were arrested shortly after the assassination - I'd like to see who all those guys were. Also, there's always been some suspicion as to whether they hanged the wrong man and James Patrick Whelan may have been innocent. ... Al Second question: In your last message in March this year you mention Richard Tighe and Anne Nash. You also have this couple in Bytown or Bust. I have that family in the 1881 census for the Dist of Russell, Gloucester Township and have a bunch of names for that couple. Nine children in all. Do you have that as well? Look forward to hearing from you. Frank Watters
From Taylor Kennedy on July 8, 2001: Tighes that Bind (groan) Hi Al, Frank and Wayne I hope you all receive this. It is some what interesting. Spent a good portion down at the Ontario Archives today and came home with a lot of info, less than what I expected but still GOLD. Frank - Thanks to Al's input to early baptisms at St. Patricks, I was able to put some maiden names to married names and straighten out my 1861 census reports. We probably have a fairly good connection with Patrick Watters. He could have came over to Canada with his brother Bryan (Brian) Watters born in 1811 and married Mary Maher in Ireland. Still further research required here though, BUT, your John Tighe married to Elizabeth Johnston is the brother to Richard and Thomas Tighe, sons of Richard Tighe sr. from what I gathered from his Last Will and Testament. I am forwarding on what I have so far. He was wealthy in land, Thomas was his favorite son. Richard, a fireman and John a Mason lived together in Ottawa according to the 1861 Census, ByWard, page 28. There is also a Charles Tighe possible brother or cousin to Richard Tighe Senior. He was a tough man, even on his wife Catherine Smith. Harder on John and Richard. Guess they didn't want to be farmers so they were hit hard with his gift. Please find attached how this all melds together. Take care ... Taylor Kennedy Descendants of John Tighe Generation No. 1 1. JOHN1 TIGHE was born in County Cavan, Ireland. He married ALICE FOX. Child of JOHN TIGHE and ALICE FOX is: 2. i. RICHARD2 TIGHE, b. 1798, County Cavan, Ireland; d. September 17, 1873, Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Ontario. Generation No. 2 2. RICHARD2 TIGHE (JOHN1) was born 1798 in County Cavan, Ireland, and died September 17, 1873 in Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Ontario. He married CATHERINE SMITH 1822 in Montréal, Québec, daughter of JOHN SMITH and BRIGETTE KILBRIGHT. Notes for RICHARD TIGHE: One of the first settlers on Manotick Island. (see the book Ottawa Country), Tighe Street in Manotick. From the Ontario Archives : GS1, Reel # 765, Registration # 414, Probate Will of Richard Tighe. Unto the Surrogate Court of the County Of Carleton The Petition of Thomas Pettapiece of the township of North Gower in the County of Carleton, Yeoman, William Vaughan of the said township of North Gower in the said County of Carleton, Yeoman and David Kelly of the Township of Osgoode in the said County of Carleton, Hotel Keeper, I believe this David Kelly was a son of William Kelly, c. 1802-1875. Mr. Lorne Kelly, owner of Kelly Funeral homes has written a book (see bibliog.htm) on this web site. There are many generations of Kelly's buried at St. Brigid's Cemetery on the River Road near Manotick. The Hotel was called "Kelly's Inn" and it was at "Kelly's Landing" on the Rideau River. Still there in 2016. ... Al Humbly Sheweth That RICHARD TIGHE late of the Township of North Gower, in the County of Carleton, Yeoman deceased, died on or about the seventeenth day of September A.D. 1872 at the Township of Nepean, in the County of Carleton, and that the said deceased at the time of his death had his fixed place abode at the Township of North Gower in the said County of Carleton. That the said deceased in his lifetime duly made his Last Will and Testament, bearing the date the Tenth day of July, 1872. That your petitioners are the executors named in the said Will. That the value of the personal estate and effects of the said deceased, which he in anyway died possessed of, or entitled to, and for and in respect to which a probate of the said will is to be granted are of or about the value of Fifteen Hundred and Twenty Dollars to the best of your petitioners knowledge and belief. Wherefore your petitioners pray that Probate of the said Will of the said deceased may be granted to them by this Honorable Court. Dated this Twenty ninth day of October, A.D. 1872. Signed in the presence of J. Fraser, Registrar. Signed by Thomas Pettapiece, William Vaughan, David Kelly. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT: I Richard Tighe of the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario, Yeoman, being of sound mind and harmony and of disposing judgement and considering the uncertainity of this testamony I do make and now possible any declare this to be my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills and Testaments by me made. First, after all my just debts and funeral and Testamentary costs are paid and dischared the residue of my estate and personals. I give, devise, bequeath and dipose of as follows that is to say To my daughter Ellen (Dolan hard to read) I give and bequeath the sum of four hundred dollars to be paid to her out of the amounts arising from the Notes of Hand and other securities for money due to me as soon as the sums are available after my decease. To my daughter Sarah Howlett (Nowlett ?, hard to read first letter ) her heirs and assigns for ever, I give and bequeath all and singular that certain parcels or tracts of land and premises situate, lying and being in the township of Nepean, in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario and Dominion of Canada. Being compossed of that part of subdivisions of the West half of lot number 40 in the first concession in Ottawa. Fronting the Township of Nepean aforesaid and surveyed by one Edward Henry Majesty-Mount to me while many be known. Lot number crosses as laid down on the plan or the subdivisions of Block Number Five of the said half lot made by W.R Huith and Co. land surveyors which plan has date the Twenty-fourth day of September A.D. 1869 and is Registered in the Registry Office in the County of Carleton. I also give and bequeath to my said daughter Sarah Howlett (Nowlett ?) the sum of Two Hundred and Forty dollars to be paid out of the Notes of Hand and other securities for money due as soon as the sums are available after my decease. To my grandson Richard Tighe (son of my son Thomas Tighe) I give and bequeath the sum of Two Hundred Dollars to be paid to his father and put to use for my said grandson until he arises at the age of twenty one years. To my grandson Richard Tighe ( son of my son Thomas Tighe ) his heirs and assigns forever I give and bequeath all and singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate lying and being in the Village of Manotick in the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario. Being composed of the Village Lot number Fifteen in the south side of John Street and the east side of Elizabeth Street in the said Village of Manotick as laid down on a duly Registered Plan of Party I and Village made by Joseph M. O'Connell, Provincial Land Surveyor and dated January A.D. 1863. To my Grandson Richard Dolan, (these Dolans are buried at St. Bridget's) his heirs and assigns forever I give and bequeath all and singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate lying and being in the Village of Manotick in the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario. Being composed of Village Lot number Fourteen on the south side of John Street and the east side of Elizabeth Street in the said Village of Manotick as laid down on a duly registered plan of Party the said Village made by Joseph M. O'Connell Provincial Land Surveyor and dated January A.D. 1863. It is my will that my Executors hereinafter named do fill to the best advantage in their own opinion all and singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate lying and being in the Village of Manotick in the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario. Being composed of Village lot Number Six on the south side of Tighe Street and on the west side of Elizabeth Street in the said Village of Manotick as laid down on a duly Registered Plan of Party the said Village of Manotick and Joseph M. O'Connell Provincial Land Surveyor and dated January A.D. 1863 and to make good and sufficent deed or deeds of money sums to the purchase or purchases of the same. His, Her or their heirs and assigns forever and do apply the proceeds to the sale or sales herein setforth to be applied. It is also my will that my Executors hereinafter named to give a good and sufficent deed of Conveyance of Village Lot Number Thirtyone on the west side of Main Street in the said Village of Manotick unto Peter Davidson as set forth and described in a certain Bond made by me to him and also my said Executors do give a good and sufficent deed or Conveyance of Lot Number Nineteen on the north side of John Street in the Village of Manotick to William (Bootham - very hard to read) as set forth and described in a certain Bond made by me to him provided the said Lots be settled and paid for to the satisfaction of my said Executors best and default shall be made thus it is my will that my said Executors shall do the best advantage Sell and ??????? for the best price or prices that the said lots or either of them in default of payment and in their own opinion however apply the proceeds as herein setforth. It is also my will that my Executors do sell by either Public Auction or Private Sale (as to their own opinion, may seem to the best advantage) all my household furniture, stoves, beds and bedding (with the exception of one big vehicle ???, I leave to my wife Catherine Tighe) and all and singular my personal estate and effects of what kind and apply the proceeds arising from such sale or sales as hereinsetforth to be applied. TO MY TWO SONS JOHN TIGHE AND RICHARD TIGHE I GIVE AND BEQUEATH THE SUM OF ONE DOLLAR.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To my beloved wife Catherine Tighe I give and bequeath the sum of eighty dollars a year to be paid to her for her support each year during her lifetime and also one bed and bedding. To my son Thomas Tighe I give and bequeath all the money that may remain after the payment of the sums and legacies and the annuity to my beloved wife as herebefore setforth. It is further my will that some of the legacies hereinto setforth to be paid shall be payable or available assets to the decease of my beloved wife Catherine Tighe. Lastly I nominate,constitute and appoint Thomas Pettapiece and William Vaughan both of the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton, Yeomen and David Kelly of the Township of Osgoode in the County of Carleton Hotel Keeper to be Executors to this my Last Will and Testament hereby satisfying and confirming all and every act to decide my said Executors may do or cause ?????????????? the premises. In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and affixed my seal at the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton this Tenth day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy two. SIGNED, NOT "X'ed" BY RICHARD TIGHE. Children of RICHARD TIGHE and CATHERINE SMITH are: 3. i. RICHARD3 TIGHE, b. 1833, Manotick, Ontario; d. June 04, 1916, Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Ontario. 4. ii. THOMAS TIGHE. 5. iii. JOHN TIGHE, b. 1835. 6. iv. ELLEN TIGHE. v. SARAH TIGHE, m. ?? HOWLETT. Generation No. 3 3. RICHARD3 TIGHE (RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born 1833 in Manotick, Ontario, and died June 04, 1916 in Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Ontario. He married ANNIE NASH Abt. 1865, daughter of PATRICK NASH and MARGARET BLANCHFIELD. Notes for RICHARD TIGHE: Age at time of death - 75 years More About RICHARD TIGHE: Burial: St. Brigids R.C. Cemetery, Osgoode, Ontario Occupation: June 1911, Fireman Notes for ANNIE NASH: Age at time of death - 76 years More About ANNIE NASH: Burial: St. Brigids R.C. Cemetery, Osgoode, Ontario Children of RICHARD TIGHE and ANNIE NASH are: i. WILLIAM JOSEPH4 TIGHE, b. 1884, Ottawa, Ontario; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. ANNIE KENNEDY, June 21, 1911, St. Patricks Church in Ottawa. Notes for WILLIAM JOSEPH TIGHE: Electrician by trade at the time of their marriage. Marriage Notes for WILLIAM TIGHE and ANNIE KENNEDY: Certificate of Publication of Banns ; Ontario Archives MS932 reel #758 Registration #003085 I hereby certify that on Sunday the eleventh day of June, 1911 A.D. the intention of William Joseph Tighe of the City of Ottawa in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario, and Annie Kennedy of the City of Ottawa in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario to intermarry was duly proclaimed by me in St. Patricks Church, being a Church in the City of Ottawa, County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario. I futher certify that I verily beleive that the said William Joseph Tighe had his usual place of abode in the said City of Ottawa for the space of 15 days immediately preceeding the said Sunday. William was 27 years old and Annie was 24 years old. Witnesses ; Thomas Kennedy brother of the Bride and John J. Tighe brother of the Groom. ii. JOHN JAMES TIGHE, b. 1887, Ottawa, Ontario; m. PHILOMENE NAULT, September 25, 1911, St. Patricks Church in Ottawa. Marriage Notes for JOHN TIGHE and PHILOMENE NAULT: Ontario Archives ; MS932 reel # 758 Registration # 00396. John is listed as a Clerk. Witnesses were ; William J Tighe brother of the Groom and Annie Kennedy wife to William and sister-in-law to the Groom. Married by Banns performed by C. Charlebois. John was 24 years old and Philomene was 20 years old. 7. iii. ANNIE THERESA TIGHE, b. December 25, 1878, Manotick, Ontario; d. August 20, 1948, Ottawa, Ontario. iv. PATRICK TIGHE, b. 1868, Canada; m. MARY JANE KEON, August 17, 1894, Ottawa, Ontario. Marriage Notes for PATRICK TIGHE and MARY KEON: From the Ontario Archives : MS932, Reel # 92, Registration # 003768 , Patrick Tighe is listed as a Butcher, age 26 and Mary Jane Keon was 20 years. Witnesses were Richard Tighe from Ottawa and J. E. Keon from Bristol, Pontiac County. Marriage was by Banns in St. Brigids Church and performed by Rev. A. Newman. There are at least two well-known descendants of the Keon family from the Bristol area, Pontiac County, Quebec: 1. Dr. Wilbert Keon, Canada's foremost heart surgeon, head of the Heart Institute at the Ottawa Civic Hospital who is also working with WorldHeart Corporation which is very close to implanting it's artificial heart into the first human. 2. Dave Keon who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs professional hockey team. v. CATHERINE TIGHE, b. December 1869, Manotick, Ontario; d. August 17, 1883, Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Ontario. Notes for CATHERINE TIGHE: Age at death 14 years, 9 months. More About CATHERINE TIGHE: Burial: St. Brigids R.C. Cemetery, Osgoode, Ontario vi. MARY TIGHE. vii. MARGARET TIGHE, b. 1880, Canada; m. FRANCIS TAPP, June 30, 1902, Ottawa, Ontario. Marriage Notes for MARGARET TIGHE and FRANCIS TAPP: From the Ontario Archives : MS932 Reel # 106, Registration # 004818, Francis is shown as being 21 and a Street Car Conductor. Margaret's age is shown as being 22 years. Witnesses were Susan Tapp and Mary Burke both from Ottawa. Performed by Rev. P. McCarthy. 4. THOMAS3 TIGHE (RICHARD2, JOHN1). Child of THOMAS TIGHE is: i. RICHARD4 TIGHE. 5. JOHN3 TIGHE (RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born 1835. He married ELIZABETH JOHNSTON. Children of JOHN TIGHE and ELIZABETH JOHNSTON are: i. ELIZABETH4 TIGHE. ii. WILLIAM TIGHE, b. 1870. iii. RICHARD TIGHE, b. 1863; d. January 01, 1876, Osgoode Township, Carleton County, Province of Ontario. 6. ELLEN3 TIGHE (RICHARD2, JOHN1). She married ?? DOLAN. Child of ELLEN TIGHE and ?? DOLAN is: i. RICHARD4 DOLAN. Generation No. 4 7. ANNIE THERESA4 TIGHE (RICHARD3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born December 25, 1878 in Manotick, Ontario, and died August 20, 1948 in Ottawa, Ontario. She married EDWARD FRANCIS BRAZEAU September 03, 1900 in St. Brigids Church, Ottawa, Ontario, son of PIERRE BRAZEAU and MELINA LACHAPELLE. More About ANNIE THERESA TIGHE: Burial: Notre Dame Cemetery,Ottawa,Ontario More About EDWARD FRANCIS BRAZEAU: Burial: Notre Dame Cemetery,Ottawa,Ontario Marriage Notes for ANNIE TIGHE and EDWARD BRAZEAU: From the Ontario Archives : MS932, Reel # 100, Registration # 004258, Francis E. Brazeau is shown as 22 years when he married Annie Teresa Tighe, and her age is also 22 years. The witnesses were Francis Lynch and Mary E. Tighe, both from Ottawa. Marriage was by Banns. Performed by M. F. Fallon Children of ANNIE TIGHE and EDWARD BRAZEAU are: 8. i. PATRICK KENNETH5 BRAZEAU, b. April 27, 1912; d. October 16, 1981. ii. JOHN TIGHE BRAZEAU, b. October 05, 1909. iii. ANN MARY VERONICA BRAZEAU, b. June 12, 1904. iv. JOSEPH HAROLD BRAZEAU, b. August 09, 1901. v. MARY MARJORIE BRAZEAU, b. November 17, 1908. vi. WILLIAM EDWARD BRAZEAU, b. October 09, 1907. vii. WILLIAM ULRIC BRAZEAU, b. September 03, 1910. Generation No. 5 8. PATRICK KENNETH BRAZEAU (ANNIE THERESA4 TIGHE, RICHARD3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born April 27, 1912, and died October 16, 1981. He married GERTRUDE SARAH TROWSSE. Children of PATRICK BRAZEAU and GERTRUDE TROWSSE are: i. GEOFFREY PAUL6 BRAZEAU. ii. KAREN GERTRUDE BRAZEAU. iii. KENNETH JOHN BRAZEAU. iv. KATHRYN ANN BRAZEAU.
January 29, 2002: Hi Ken I'm working again this weekend, but here is the picture I mentioned regarding the Tighes. I figure it's about the late 1940's. November 9, 2004: (picture)
#1 is Dick Tighe #2 is Bill Tighe (William Joseph) #3 is Aunt Tess (Keon) Tighe #7 is Annie (Kennedy) Tighe #9 is Aunt Mary Ellen (Tighe) Barry The rest are unknown at this time. Take care Taylor
May 16, 2002: Source: Connaught Journal (Ireland), November 17, 1823: "Some time back, as three of Mr. Tighe's tenants were returning from a party given by the steward, they were set on, and beat and bruised inhumanely by the constables, merely because they were more cheerful than usual. It was remarked to the Police that the people were Mr. Tighe's men, 'to the Devil with Mr. Tighe,' said they, 'we'd treat him in the same manner.' They confined these men, all bloody as they were, beat them after they were made prisoners, hand-cuffed them, drove them off the next morning to Innistiogue to Captain Power's, thence to Lord Carrick's, who happened to be at home, else the Lord knows what would have become of Mr. Tighe's tenants. Lord Carrick released them from the Constables on condition that they would appear before the Magistrates at Thomastown the following Saturday."
September 15, 2002: Hello Excuse the pun, but it was with great JOY to receive your email this morning. Yes I do have a lot of information, but I did not have some of the information you state. So, here goAnnie (Kennedy) Tighe was the daughter of Thomas Kennedy and Catherine Costello, my great grandparents. Annie's brother, William James Kennedy was my grandfather who married Mary Margaret Taylor, who in turn had my father Joseph Taylor Kennedy. Dad died in 1972, age 53. My grandfather was dead before I was born and Thomas Kennedy died young at the age of 44. My aunt Rita (aka Sister St. Leonard of the Grey Nuns) spent a lot of time with Annie and Bill Tighe. She was quite fond of of him. Aunt Rita and Uncle Corky (William James II) spent summers on the farm as kids. I also had the pleasure of meeting up with Cindy Tighe, a direct descendent of Patrick Tighe, and I will forward your message onto her. Richard Tighe, Bill Tighe's father was a fireman listed on John Tighe's wedding cert. He died in June 1916, age 73 - 75. I have always wondered because of the severity of the Parliament Bldgs. burning in Feb 1916 if he was involved as a consultant. I can send you the GEDCOM files if you wish.Now Elizabeth Carroll, Cunningham Britt. I have her last Will and Testament and it tells a story there. She married widower John Cunningham, who already had three children, the oldest being Elizabeth Cunningham who married Thomas Carrol from Quebec, a blacksmith, and yes not related. The Will is several pages long and I have only entered a small portion to date.(I kinda of drifted off it). Wiiliam Kennedy was married to Isabella Watt. They were my great great grandparents. William 1806 - 1882 arrived in Canada in 1831-1832 and married Isabella who's family arrived in 1832-1833. Isabella died in 1875 and in 1876 he married Elizabeth Cunningham widower of John. By mathematics he was 70 years old, not 60 as listed on the marriage register. They had three more children making Williams grand total 13. Michael was born a Robert, but the father at the time of bith requested the name change to Michael William born May 21, 1877. Mary Teresa the second was born March 14, 1879. She died at the age of 15 from I assume Tuberculosis. She was on Porters Island at the time of death and I have her Last Will and Testament also. Martha the youngest is buried with her father in St Patricks Cemetery in Fallowfield. Michael William's first wife Heleana Watt was the daughter of Cornelius Watt, blacksmith / stagecoach driver for Nepean.I could go on and on, but I should stop here for now.By the way I am also a descendent of Brazeau, my mothers maiden name. I have them back to 1635 arrival in Quebec. I beleive they are not related as to this date. I would love to hear more. Elizabeth Carroll / Kennedy / Britt had Patrick Carroll as executor to her Will and she mentions her brother David. I could not track the family. It's nice to finally see her parents, gives me a break. Annie (Kennedy) Tighe had 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Looking forward to hear back, and thank you for your email. Take care for now Taylor kennedy From: "Joy" Reply-To: To: Subject: Bytown or Bust Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 22:57:01 -0400 Hi Taylor. I just found this web site yesterday. I might be able to help you with some answers to your questions. The William Tighe who married Anne Kennedy is my Grandmother's brother. How are you connected to Annie Kennedy Tighe? Richard Tighe and Anna Nash are my Great Grandparents. My husband's Grandparents are Thomas Carroll and Elizabeth >Cunningham. The parents of Thomas, Daniel Carroll and Ellen Swain arrived from County Cork and settled in Gloucester. They moved to Farrellton Que >where all the children were born.The Carroll who married John Cunningham, William Kennedy and Edward Britt is Ellen Carroll, the mother of Elizabeth Cunningham Carroll. Ellen Carroll is not related to Thomas Carroll and his family. These Carroll's are from the Pakenham - Corkery area. I have a copy of Thomas Carroll and Elizabeth Cunningham's Marriage. It shows here the mother's name is Ellen Carroll and the Father is John Cunningham. The family all knew her as Ellen. Ellen's sister Mary Ann McGraw worked as housekeeper for Father Fay at St Isidore's in South March. She found an abandoned baby on the Church steps and raised it as her own. The baby was Theresa McGraw / McGrath who married Michael (Mick) Kennedy the son of William Kennedy and Ellen Carroll. I can go on and on. Hope some of this information helps you. I have lots more and if you have any questions just email me. Cheers ! Joy ================= Note: Richard Tighe, aged 27 in 1828, was a member of the Nepean Militia, First Carleton Regiment. He had previously belonged to the 99th Regiment of Foot. Source: Men of Upper Canada, by Bruce Elliott.
September 25, 2002: Hello Guys! I have been going over my records and the information you sent Taylor. WOW! So much to think about. First , the record I have on Teresa McGraw . Her name was spelled wrong. She is Teresa Mary McGrath who died Dec 6,1990 in her 96th year. I have a clipping of her death notice. Lists her step children and her three sons. I know this is correct because I have met her sons. Information in the William Kennedy and Isabella Watt and Elizabeth Carroll file, has under Children of William Kennedy and Elizabeth Carroll 1: Michael William Kennedy b 1877 Nepean, d1969. 2nd marriage to Teresa McGrath b 1895 d 1969. These dates for Tessie are different. Also Mary Teresa Kennedy, the child that died at 15, this person b1879 Nepean d 1894 Ottawa lived to 90 yrs old. Correct me if I'm wrong. Cunningham: I have John Cunningham b 1791- Inn Keeper - Bowesville Road M Catherine b1791: from family records these were the parents of John Cunningham 1833-1870 who m Ellen Carroll 1841-1887. As I stated Elizabth Cunningham who married Thomas Carroll - on their marriage certificate under Mother Is Ellen Carroll. There were so many Elizabeth Carrolls she may have used her middle name. John died at age 37. He was a Laborer and died when he accidently fell off of a building under construction. John had a sister Mary Ann who married a McGrath. He had a sister Catherine who married William Fitzsimmons. The Children of Ellen (Elizabeth) Carroll and John Cunningham: 1-Elizabeth 1859-1940 M Thomas Carroll 1850-1932 on Nov 23 1885 St Patrick's Church Ottawa. 2-Margaret (Maggie) Sister Mary Reginald. Maggie became a nun at age 17. She lived in Louisville Kentucky. 3- Anne M John McCrank - Farrellton Que. Ellen(Elizabeth) Carroll Cunningham had a brother Dan M Elizabeth Casey. The Children of Elizabeth (Cunningham) and Thomas Carroll: 1-Marguerite Anne (Peggy) 1886-1968 M John Hugh (Jack) Kennedy St Mary's Church Ottawa Oct 15-1912 Another Kennedy for you Taylor!!!!!!!!! 2-Elena Jane (Lena) 1888-1972 M James Sullivan 1886-1962 M James Sullivan Aug 1-1911. 3-Mary "Eva" 1892-1976 M twice: 1-William Dwyer 2-Joseph Vickers 4-Thomas Daniel (Tom) 1897-1952 M Frieda Kropp 1899-1984 St Paul's Church Nov 2-1921 5-John Andrew (Jack) 1899-1952 M Agnes Belanger 6-"Mae" Elizabeth 1901-1991 M Laurie Casey 1899-1980 7- Daniel Died two days old 8- John Daniel's twin Died two weeks old 9-Rose Elizabeth Died 3 months old Richard Tighe 1798-1873 and Catherine Smith 1797-1873 had 7 Children: 1- Richard 1833-1916 M Anna Nash 1842-1931 2- Thomas 3- John 1823 M Elizabeth Jonson 1827 4- Ellen 1817-1909 M John Dolan 1815-1865 5- Sarah 1834 M a Howlett 6- Judy 1834 M Michael Judge 7- Julia 1843 M a Blanchfield I found Sarah and Judy in the 1851 North Gower Census and Julia in the 1871 North Gower census. My uncle kept many family records, he told me Judy was adopted. Catherine (Kate) 1868-1883. While sleep-walking she fell into the Jock River and drowned. Ellen (Elizabeth) Cunningham, Kennedy, Britt - had two children 1-Dorothy - unmarried 2-James According to Margurite (Carroll) Kennedy She and her Grandmother's youngest son James played together as children : They were around the same age. Taylor, you asked me to check the Tighe file you sent under SARAH Tighe. There were some comments regarding Theresa McGrath. I looked but couldn't find them. Joy
November 1, 2003: Hello Al, Joy, Cindy and Ken Attached is the obituary of Bernadine Tighe, the wife of Collins Tighe. He was the only son of Annie Kennedy and William Joseph Tighe. Thanks to Joy for the confirmation and also Aunt Rita who also confirmed the association. When Aunt Rita entered the Convent, it was Collins who escorted her to the train station. She did mention tonight that she had the pleasure of meeting Deane, however I think Joy has more of an association with him than Rita. Thought you'd like to add this to the Tighe page. Take care for now Taylor From the Ottawa Citizen Death Notices (10/30/03) TIGHE, Bernadine nee Lavell In hospital after a brief illness on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 age 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Collins Tighe and dear mother of the late William and John Tighe. Survived by brother Larry Lavell (Faye), sister Maureen Ryan, daughter-in-law Margaret Tighe, 3 grandchildren Erin, Michael and Tim Tighe, 2 great-grandchildren Curtis and Matthew and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Kenneth Lavell and her sister Dorothy Tighe. No visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, on Friday, October 31. 2003 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements with the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
November 26, 2004: Thanks to Sandra for this. It was in one of the Centennial Year (1967) editions of the Ottawa Citizen. Metropolitans of 1878-79 first to give Bytown Lacrosse start J.Tighe was one of the names.
May 5, 2005: Hello all, I'm searching for Wexford Tighes, and found this Tighe buried among early settlers from Wexford in Old Chelsea, Quebec. 15 Aug 1849 Interred Richard Tigue / Tighe, Chelsea s/o James Tigue / Tighe and Hannah Newcombe Died yesterday, aged 4 days Present: John Scott and Patrick Kearney (microfilmed records of St. Stephen's Church, Old Chelsea, Quebec) Your Tighes seem to be from the west of Ireland. Since reading Bytown or Bust, I thought this one might be yours. And here is another one from Anne: 11 Feb 1855, Baptized Honoria Tigue / Tighe d/o James Tigue/Tighe and Honoria Newcome, Chelsea Sponsors: Denis Conway and Mary Newcombe I think there may have been other Tighe records on that film. I was focused on finding the Hendrick surname at the time. ... Anne
May 11, 2005: Thanks to Michael Daley for this: Hi to AL: In reading your article DATED MAY THE 5TH 2005 , Richard Tighe & Catherine Smith where you state KELLY'S Hotel, I stand to be corrected, but it should read DOLANS Hotel, the Kelly's bought the property after the Hotel burnt, it became known as Kelly's Landing. The Tighe story is of great interest to me as they are related to me, I remember Bill, and Dick Tighe (see photo above) and their wives, as I am related via Patrick Nash and Margaret Blanchfield, my G, G ,Grandparents. ... Michael Daley
November 5, 2011: Hi Mike and Al Mike: So you knew Bill Tighe. My aunt spent summer vacations with them. She thought a lot of Bill. Here he is in his younger days about 30 years old. ... Taylor Photo of William Joseph TIGHE Mike: You probably remember the following: Bill Tighe and Annie Kennedy had one son, Collins Tighe. He married and had 2 sons who became teachers and here is the story. Ottawa Citizen - June 20, 1967 - COTTAGE FIRE KILLS TWO By Al Holman and Joe Finn - Citizen staff writers As an aftermath to what a neighbour called "a real party", fire destroyed a cottage at Constance Bay, early this morning, taking the lives of two unidentified persons. The cottage was owned by J. Frank Tighe, of Ottawa, who told reporters he had "no idea who could have been using my cottage last night". He was at the cottage himself that afternoon. LEVELLED WITHIN A FEW MINUTES Coroner, Dr. J.D. Bonell, of Arnprior, said one body was that of a male. It had not been possible to determine the sex of the second victim. The flames levelled the frame, three-bedroom cottage in a few minutes. A thorough probe has been opened by Inspector Hal Renardson of the Ontario's Fire Marshall Office. The blaze was discovered shortly after 3 a.m., by 79 year old William Kilmartin whose cottage is located across the road from the scene of the tragedy. Mr. Kilmartin said he had awakened when he saw the reflection of flames "dancing on my bedroom wall." He phoned the Torbolton volunteer fire brigade. Mr. Kilmartin told The Citizen he saw three persons at the Tighe cottage last evening. "You could hear them last night about ten o'clock," he said, "and they were having a real party." When Torbolton Fire Chief Frank Latimer arrived, the cottage was virtually levelled. The Chief estimated the frame building would have been destroyed within 20 to 25 minutes. Coroner Dr. Bonell said there was little possibility that a third body may still be in the ruins. "That has been pretty well ruled out." The cottage, valued by it's owner to be $5,000.00, was situated on the banks of the Ottawa River at the western end of Bay View Road. An inquest will be held into the fire deaths when the fire marshal's investigation has been completed. The Ontario Provincial Police will be asked to assist, and a CIB Inspector from Toronto will likely be sent to the scene. ________________________________ Ottawa Citizen - November 14, 1967 INQUEST UNABLE TO FIND CAUSE OF FIRE WHERE TWO TEACHERS DIED A Coroner's jury failed Tuesday to find what caused a fire at a Constance Bay cottage June 29 that killed two Ottawa teachers. John Tighe, 22, of 429 Picadilly Street, and Desmond Watt, 38, of Kars, died when fire levelled the frame cottage at the north end of Bayview Drive, main road through the summer resort area. Investigations by the Ontario Fire Marshal's department failed to determine how or where the fire started. Fire Inspector Harold Renardson cited a small stove and a two burner hot plate as possible sources of the fire but added that the building and its contents had been so badly burned it was impossible to tell what caused the fire. "The fire was so intense that the controls on the stove had been consumed and it was impossible to tell if it had been on or off." TEACHER'S PARTY Mr. Tighe, a teacher at Gardenvale Separate School, 675 Gardenvale Road, and Mr. Watt, his principal, had apparently decided to sleep at the cottage after an end-of-school party with other teachers. William Kilmartin, of 106 Pinhey Street, a witness to the fire, who owns a cottage just south of the Tighe property, said he awoke about 3:15 a.m. and saw a light reflecting on his bedroom wall. "At first I thought it was a car but when I got up and looked out the window I saw that whole front of the cottage was on fire," Mr. Kilmartin said. The Torbolton volunteer fire department, called by Mr. Kilmartin through a telephone operator, arrived about 20 minutes after the fire was reported. Frank Latimer, chief of the fire brigade, said the firemen were delayed when the telephone operator mistakenly gave them wrong directions to the Tighe cottage. Robert Melbourne, R.R.1, Orleans, another teacher at Gardenvale School, said that when he and the other teachers left to return to Ottawa about 1:45 a.m., Mr. Tighe and Mr. Watt were "not drunk" although all had been drinking. "They were coherent. They were tired. I was. I'd say they were feeling good, but not drunk," Mr. Melbourne said. Another teacher, Mike Nolan, R.R. 5, Ottawa, said that there had been heavy smoking by many of the teachers at the party. "Mr. Watt tended to be a careless smoker. He would light up a cigarette at school, put it in an ashtray and it would burn and fall onto the table and I'd pick it up," Mr. Nolan said. Inspector Renardson said cigarette smouldering in an upholstered chair could take from one to three hours to burst into flame. Deaths (10/30/03) TIGHE, Bernadine nee Lavell In hospital after a brief illness on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 age 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Collins Tighe and dear mother of the late William and John Tighe. Survived by brother Larry Lavell (Faye), sister Maureen Ryan, daughter-in-law Margaret Tighe, 3 grandchildren Erin, Michael and Tim Tighe, 2 great-grandchildren Curtis and Matthew and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Kenneth Lavell and her sister Dorothy Tighe. No visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, on Friday, October 31. 2003 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements with the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. ... Taylor Kennedy _________________________________ Good Evening, Al, Taylor Taylor, you sure jogged my memory [1967], yes I recall that tragedy. I did not know Bill and Dick families, but Bill & Dick and their wives often visited my Uncle Jim & Aunt Lize [Herbert] Daley, as my Grandmother Margaret Jane [ Herbert ] Leahy , were first cousins to Bill & Dick. Mike Nolan, [in that article] grew up on the Manotick Station Road, and Married my Niece Gail Carroll. AL, I can't keep up with your site, the old fellow has a rough summer, freak accident in hay field, not over it yet, and I just had two implants in both eyes. one had to be redone as it had moved , but tomorrow I go for to get my prescription for new glasses things are beginning to look up SOLD ALL MY CATTLE, the last of them went a week ago, [I still look for them] cattle here since 1831-32 on this Daley farm. ... Michael

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