Williamsburgh, Ontario, Irish Immigrants who landed there
during the time of the great Irish Famine, 1845-1847

(from the Fever Sheds of Montreal, Quebec)


New April 24, 2017:

Source for the following "big" text is Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry - A History, 1784-1945 Author: John Graham Harkness, page 198 Description: Included Williamsburgh Township in the 1800's
Williamsburgh, Ontario, Canada stormont, dundas and glengarry Williamsburgh, Ontario, Canada stormont, dundas and glengarry Williamsburgh, Ontario, Canada stormont, dundas and glengarry Note: As mentioned above, some Irish emigrants settled in Cornwall, Ontario, just downstream from Williamsburgh. In keeping with the distribution of emigrants of Black '47, the emigrant agents at Montreal tried to send the newcomers to either previously etablished Irish communities in Upper Canada or to localities where canal construction projects were in progress. The village of Morrisburg, east of Montreal and south of Ottawa, on the St. Lawrence River was a canal construction site starting in 1846. Many of the famine Irish stayed for a while in Williamsburgh Township before moving to settle either north to the Ottawa area or south to the United States. (USA for search engine)
Left Map Source: Mcgill University Digital Atlas Project, Map of Williamsburgh Township, Ontario, Canada, in 1879 The map on the left shows the location of the Williamsburgh Canal in 1879. The map on the right shows the Williamsburgh Canal (name is highlighted in yellow), Source. Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada, 1879 Map Williamsburgh Canal, Ontario, Canada
Here is a ship entering the Farran's Point Lock, Williamsburgh. Source: SHWC003: Ship entering Farran’s Point Lock (right click over the photograph below for the exact URL of this image).
Here are some names of emigrants from the fever sheds in Montreal, Quebec to Williamsburgh, Ontario, transcribed by my granddaughter, Hannah. Thank you Hannah! Thomas Sexton Michael Casey Anthony Fearns , Kearns ? John Gaughan / Geohegan or Gahan ? Robin Smith Richard Toomy / Toomey Michael Byrne / Burns Widow Redding Patrick Grant (to Osgoode Township, now in the City of Ottawa, wife was Martha Thompson) Thomas Cummins / Cummings Robert Stewart Patrick Smith John Sullivan Thomas Brady Anthony Dean Anthony Duffy Widow Fenny William Dackin Edward Tinnerty / Finnerty ? Patrick Callanan / Callaghan ? Michael Killeen Robert McCloud / McLeod Thomas Leased John Murphy John Kilfoy / Guilfoyle maybe William Holms / Holmes Thomas Cosgrave / Cosgrove Daniel Carkin James Roshford / Rocheford ? Con / Cornelius Callahan / Callaghan Murtha / Murtagh Brien / O'Brien Daniel McSweeney / Sweeney John Walsh Michlael O'Leary / Leary John Buckley Thomas Buckley Richard Donohoe John Mullins / Mullen John Daly / Daley John Cane / Keane / John Redmond Patrick Foy Jr. John Halleran / Halloran ? John Scanlan / Scanlon John Hannegan / Hannigan John Gorman Patrick Doyle Michael Walsh Simon Purcil / Purcell Daniel Flannigan / Flanagan Michael Sullivan James Barren Peter Dobson John Mullowny / Maloney ? Daniel Daugherty / O'Dougherty William Allen Thoas Quillin / Quinlan ? Michael Cooney Patrick Byrne / Burns Patrick Feeley / Feheeley John Healy Widow Lawsin / Lawson John Bolster Thomas Kelly John Prin ? John Melay / Maley / O'Malley ? Patrick Jordan John Boyle Source: Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal, Irish Research Group of the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, publication number 94-2, 1994, ISBN 1-55116-72-8. This publication (112 pages) is now available from Global Genealogy in either hardcopy format or as a download in .pdf format. ... Al

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