Note: St Columbkilles records of baptisms, weddings and deaths, legal records, census records, newspaper articles etc., were used to verify information.
The first recorded names in the Cleary ancestry are that of William Cleary and Mary O’Rielly, my G.G. Grandparents. They were the parents of Michael-1- Cleary and William-2- Cleary. William-2- and his wife Nora Ryan were my G. Grandparents. It would appear that William-1- and Mary, sons Michael-1-, William-2- and his wife Nora Ryan, immigrated to Canada in 1858 and they show up in the 1861 Mara census. Michael-1- married Catherine Smith in St Columbkilles on Jan 6, 1869 and the record indicates that the Clearys’ were from County Tipperary Ireland. →">Continue reading
From The Land Between- LeCraw
Services had been held in the school house. With a minister in Sebright, it was possible to have regular services and people wanted to have a regular church building.
Thomas Alfred Lamb, ( Coach Driver) born abt. 1835 Islington District, Middlesex, England. son of Samuel Lamb (Grocer). Married Matilda Maria Field, April 16, 1862 in West Ham, Essex County, England. Matilda Field was born April 16, 1842 in Newbury, Berkshire, England. They had 3 children Frederick, Samuel and Thomas. Thomas, Matilda’s husband, died Sept. 1870 of smallpox in Bethnal Green, England. →">Continue reading
Ancient History first
It is reported the McNamees were Bairds to the O’Neil clan-an ancient tribe in Northern Ireland.–(from the Book of Kells)– Actually being the Baird was better than being the king. The kings could be deposed or murdered but the Baird were never mistreated because they were the keepers of the oral history. These Bairds were noted for their memory, wit and sarcasm. This apple has traveled many miles →">Continue reading
THE MULVIHILLS OF MARA TOWNSHIP
The first recorded Mulvihill name was that of Patrick Mulvihill. Patrick and his wife Mary Nelan would have been born in the early to mid 1700s. They were the parents of James Jocobun Mulvihill born Feb. 5, 1784 in Ballinranhig, County Kerry. Source “the Ireland Catholic register 1655 -1915.”
Thanks to Frances Laver –Carden researcher
ONTARIO PLOUGHMEN’S MATCH A HUGE SUCCESS AT RATHBURN
43 TEAMS AND 4 TRACTORS COMPETE ON FARM OF ALLAN GELATELY. LARGEST MATCH IN THE HISTORY OF NORTH ONTARIO →">Continue reading
PROTECTING THE PAST →">Continue reading