Welch's Corners, Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada
Michael and Bridget WALSH
Stone Mason in Osgoode Township in the 1800's
June 18, 2003:
1881 Census Place: Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375865 NAC C-13229 Dist 104 SubDist G Div 1 Page 58 Family 251
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
Michael WALSH M M 70 Irish Ireland
Occ: Stone Mason Religion: Catholic
Bridget WALSH F M 50 Irish Ireland
Thomas WALSH M 12 Irish O
Michael Walsh (buried at St. John's in Enniskerry) seems to have worked on many
of the farms in the area of the Manotick Station Road. He shows up in different
households in various census. See another Michael Walsh from the Fitzroy area.
James Burns (Lot 11, Concession 3) was married to an Elizabeth Walsh. James O'Brien
from across the road was married to a Bridget Walsh. These Walsh's may all be connected
May 1, 2008:
... ask a question:
Thanks for this great material. I've added it to our Snake Island page .
There is a Tom Welsh mentioned in the article. Do you know where he lived? I remember
you once told me of a Welsh's Corners. Is that in Osgoode or in Gloucester?
... get an amazingly detailed reply from Mr. Michael Daley:
The way it was told , by Michael McEvoy of lot 17.con 3 ,in the Ottawa paper,
Welch’s corner, out in Osgoode set at the foot of the school house hill, on the
Prescott Road,[ now Stagecoach road ] got its name from a gentleman by the name of
Tom Welsh. Tom was single, and he loved to dance. Misfortune befell Tom, one night
while dancing his foot became entangled in woman’s hoop skirt, Tom fell to floor with
a badly broken leg. Toms dancing days were over, he started a little store at the
foot of what became known as , Welch’s Hill, he kept the necessities of life, and
for socializing to make a living.
My brief memories , Welch’s corner has been implanted in my memory , for
the many times in my 80 some years on this planet that I have traversed this
road, I recall in the years of my youth of delving into the remains on the site
, where the Welch cabin once stood, the remains of what looked like burnt timbers
etc. are now but memory. Tom Welch born November 15 1868 in Ontario,
to Michael and Bridget Walsh [ Welch] both born in Ireland.
In 1901 Thomas was living with my Great Uncle & Aunt, Thomas Grant and his wife
Anne Daley, in Enniskerry, [as a lodger] occupation , painter, I do
recall Thomas coming here to redo our front door , in the 1930’s, stain it, I watched
as he used , what I thought was a big comb, making a grain like finish on the door. The Grants had a general store in Enniskerry for ... Michael Daleymany years.
... Michael Daley
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