William KERWIN and Margaret TIERNEY
County Wicklow, Ireland to Gloucester Township, Ontario, Canada
Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
1 William Kerwin 1833 - 1917
.. + Margaret Tierney 1837 - 1914
....... 2 Michael James Kerwin 1872 - 1933
....... 2 Alice Kerwin 1867 - 1941
....... 2 Thomas Nicolas Kerwin 1876 - 1951
........... + Frances Catherine York 1880 - 1951
E-mail Allan Lewis
March 22, 2007:
I noticed your page on William Kerwin from Wicklow. I'm always on the lookout
for another tenant of Lord Fitzwilliam's estate in Carnew parish, County Wicklow,
and I think William may be one.
From what I can see on the web, Kerwin seems to be a variation of Kerrivan,
and the Kerwin family of 1851 Gloucester (attached) seem to fit the Kerrivan
family below. They were slated to emigrate in 1847 along with James's father,
William, who died in the meantime. The ages for the 1847 emigration
notice vary a bit from these below.
If you look at the 1851 census page, the ages vary a bit too, but the wife
(enumerated as Ann) is older than her husband, as in the Fitzwilliam entry.
I presume the child, John, died on the crossing.
Anyway, see what you think, Al.
Fitzwilliam Tenants - Family Group
ID: 679 Parish Aghowle
Year Listed: 1848
Reference No. 166
James 36, Ellen 40, William 12, Michael 9, Jno. 3. (John)
Ship Swan As spelt in the Emigration
Departure New Ross, County Wexford, June 9th Boley
Arrival Quebec. Official
Other Information Holding
Cross Reference ID Cross Reference Information
678 This family also listed in 1847.
... Anne Burgess
A brand new tombstone commemorating the William Kerwin family has been
set up in Our Lady of the Visitation Cemetery at South Gloucester within
the past few years. Someone may have done a lot of research already.
I'm sending a copy of this e-mail to Michael Daley -- he is also
interested in the South Gloucester families.
March 25, 2007:
The Bogtown School located at Armstrong and Bowesville Roads was also known
as Kerwins school. They lived right near there. My Dad knew a lot of them
when he was young and we were often babysat by Cecilia Kerwin who ended up
living across from Our Lady of the Visitation School (originally called St.
Mary's) - I know there was a Lawrence etc. My Grandmother went to school
with them too.
June 14, 2013:
Attached is a page from the Fitzwilliam ms., showing some of those who would travel on the ship, the Swan,
arriving in Quebec June 9, 1848. If you enlarge it, you’ll see at the top James Kerrivan and family, who
came from Boley and settled in Gloucester.
Thanks to Anne for the following original document. It gives the name and origin of the Kerwin family as Boley,
in County Wicklow and the name of the ship on which they sailed.
June 21, 2013:
And here is the headstone of a son of William Kerwin at Our Lady of the Visitation Cemetery.