Canadian Deaths 1878-1886
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ALEXANDER, James Lynne (Rev.) – Clergyman of the Church of England – Born in 1800 at Glenhead, Antrim, Ireland – Died August 22, 1879 at Grimsby, Ontario – Came to Canada with his parents when 16 years of age – (Obit. 79).

ALLEYN, Richard (Hon.) – Puisne Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec (1881-83) – Born in 1836 at Trabolgan, the seat of Lord Fermoy, Co. of Cork, Ireland – Died August 16, 1883 at St. Germain de Rimouski, Quebec – When very young, accompanied his father, the late Commander R. I. Alleyn, to Canada, and was educated in Quebec. His brother, Hon. Chas, Alleyn, Q.C., is the present Sheriff of Quebec. – (Obit. 83).

ANDREWS, James – Peninsular veteran – Born Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland – Died January 10, 1882, Windsor, Quebec aged 101 – (DL 82).

ARMSTRONG, Jas. (Lt-Clo.) - Late commanding the 30th Wellington Batt. of Rifles – Born in 1817 in Londonderry, Ireland – Died June 30, 1886 at Guelph, Ontario, where he had resided since 1834. – (Obit. 86).

BARRETT, T. – Born in Limerick, Ireland – Died March, 1881, Camden, Ontario, aged 102 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

BARRON, Fredk. Wm., M.A. (1845) – Principal of Upper Canada College (1843-56) – Born in 1806 in England – Died February 2, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – He was of Irish Descent, the elder branch of his family being said to be represented in the person of Sir Hy. Winston Barron, of Wexford, Ireland. He sailed for Canada about 1834. His only son, Mr. J. A. Barron, Barrister, is now M.P. for North Victoria in the House of Commons. – (Obit. 86).

BELFORD, Charles– Journalist – Born April 25, 1837 in Cork, Ireland – Died December 19, 1880, Ottawa, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1857, and became assistant editor of the Toronto Leader, of which his grand-uncle, Mr. James Beaty, sen., late M.P., was the proprietor. Married with children. – (Obit. 80-81).

BERRY, Alice (Mrs.) - Born in Wexford, Ireland – Died December 30, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec aged 96 – (DL 84).

BLAKE, Catherine Hume (Mrs.) – Died February 3, 1886 at London, Ontario – Died the result of an accident – Widow of the late Hon. Wm. Hume Blake, formerly Chancellor of Upper Canada, and mother of the Hon. Edward Blake, Q.C., M.P. She was a grand-daughter of Wm. Hume, Esq. of Humewood, M.P. for Wicklow (Ireland) in the British House of Commons. – (Obit. 86).

BONFIELD, James – M.P.P. for South Renfrew (1875-82) – Born in 1825 at Gartmore, Tipperary, Ireland – Died January 29, 1883 at Eganville, Ontario. – (Obit. 83).

BOSWELL, Wm. – M.A., M.D. – Born October 11, 1809 in Dublin, Ireland – Died July 20, 1880, Norwood, London, England – He took up his residence in Quebec in Nov., 1851, and there continued to live up to within a short period of his death. – (Obit. 80-81).

BOWDEN, Wm. – Ex-Supt. of Police for British Columbia – Born in 183? in Belfast, Ireland – Died July 26, 1879, Victoria, British Columbia – He went to B.C. In 1858 with a detachment of Sappers belonging to the Royal Artillery – (Obit. 79).

BOYD, Mossom – Lumber merchant – Born in 1816 in Londonderry, Ireland – Died July 24, 1883 at Bobcaygeon, Ontario – He came early in life to Canada – (Obit. 83).

BROWNE, George – Architect – Born November 5, 1811 at Belfast, Ireland – Died November 19, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1830 – (Obit. 85).

BRYSON, Alexander – Customs Appraiser – Born in 1808 near Belfast, Ireland – Died November 15, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Came to this country with his parents in 1810 – (Obit. 79).

BULL, Hartcourt Burland (Hon.) – Senator (1879) – Born June 2, 1824 in Dublin, Ireland – Died August 12, 1881 at Hamilton, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1831 with his father, Mr. Geo. P. Bull, who published in Montreal the London and Canada Record. In 1836 the family removed to Hamilton, where the father established the Gazette, and a religious paper called the Church, both of which were subsequently conducted by the deceased. – (Obit. 80-81).

BURROWES, James Joseph – Late Judge of the County Court of Frontenac – Born October 12, 1818 in Sligo, Ireland – Died January 9, 1880, Petrolia, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

CASEY, John J. (Rev.), B.D. – Native of Dublin, Ireland – Died November 6, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec aged 50 – Died of smallpox. – (Obit. 85).

CAULFIELD, St. George, LL.D. (Rev., Ch. of Eng.) – Canon of the Cathedral, London, Ont., an Rural Dean of Essex – Born September 1823 at Kilmanagh, Kilkenny, Ireland – Died 17 September 1882 at Windsor, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1848 – (Obit. 82).

CAVANAGH, Mary – Born in Ireland – Died December, 1880, Charlottetown, P.E.I. aged 105 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

CAYLEY, Michael – M.P. – Born May 15, 1842 in Kilkenny, Ireland – Died December 3, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – He accompanied his parents to Canada when a child; they died almost immediately after their arrival. He married Mdlle. Azilda Giroux of Montreal – (Obit. 78).

CHECKLEY W. F. (Rev.), M.A. – Clergyman of the Church of England, curate of St. Paul's, Toronto – Born in 1825 in the West Indies of Irish parents – Died January 3, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – Brother of the Rev. Francis Checkley – (Obit. 79).

CHRISTIAN, Thos. Robert – Bank manager – Born in 1827 in Sligo, Ireland – Died May 12, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario – (Obit. 79).

CLAY, Wm. (Lt.-Col.) – Born in 1810 in Ireland – Died June 19, 1885 at Norval, Ontario where he had resided for 50 years – (Obit. 85).

COCHRANE, Arthur McNutt – M.L.C. of N.S. (1875-83), and a mem. of the Provl. Govt. without office (1882-83) – Born October 16, 1811 at Newport, Nova Scotia of Irish descent – Died August 17, 1883 at Maitland, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 83).

CONNOLLY, Michael – Retired merchant – Born in 1794 in Co. Wexford, Ireland – Died December 7, 1884 in Quebec City, where he had resided for 66 years. – (Obit. 84).

CONNOR, Eliza (Mrs.) – Died October 18, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario, aged 78 – Relict of the late Hon. Skeffington Connor, LL.D., a Puisne Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Upper Canada. She was a member of the family of Hume of Humewood, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, whose grandfather, uncle and cousin german successively from 1784 represented Wicklow in the English House of Commons, and a niece of the last Lord Hartland. – (Obit. 83).

CONROY, George ( Rt. Re'vd), D.D. – Apostolic Delegate in America from the See of Rome – Born at Dundalk (County Louth, Ireland) – Died August 4, 1878, St. John's, Newfoundland – He was the son of Nicholas Conroy, of Dromskin, Castle Bellingham, and a nephew of the Primate of Ireland – (Obit. 78).

CONROY, Nicholas – Died February 9, 1879, Dromskin, Castle Bellingham, Ireland aged 80 – He was the father of the late Most. Rev. Dr. Conroy, Bishop of Ardagh and Apostolic Ablegate to Canada – (Obit. 79).

CONROY, Nicholas (Hon.) – Registrar of Deeds, P.E.I. – Born in 1816 at Rathdowney, Wexford, Ireland – Died October 13, 1879, Tignish, P.E.I. – He went to P.E.I. In 1835 – (Obit. 79).

COSGRAVE, P. – Brewer – Born in 1814 in Wexford, Ireland – Died September 6, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1850. His business is still carried on by his sons. – (Obit. 80-81).

COX, Ann Eleanor (Lady) – Died May 17, 1879, Sherbrooke, Quebec aged 78 – Widow of the late Sir Edmund Cox, 11th Baronet of Dunmanway, Cork, Ireland. Sir Edmund, her husband, had been an officer in the 87th Regt of Foot, and on his retirement from the army became Registrar of the District of Arthabaska, Quebec, an office he continued to fill up to his death in 1877 – (Obit. 79).

CRAWFORD, James (Lieutenant Colonel) – a Volunteer Officer – Born in 1816 in the County of Cavan, Ireland – Died November 22, 1878, Brockville, Ontario – He was the eldest son of the late Hon. Senator Crawford, by his first wife Miss Brown, and consequently a brother of the late Lieutenant Governor Crawford of Toronto. He came to this country with his father, when about five years of age. Both his father and his brother John sat in Parliament at the same time he did. He married a neice of the late Lady Castlemaine, of Moydrum Castle, Westmeath, Ireland – (Obit. 78).

CREIGHTON, John – Warden of the Kingston Penitentiary (1871) – Born in 1817 near Clandeboye, County Down, Ireland – Died January 31, 1885 at Kingston, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

CRINNON, Peter Francis (Re. Revd.) – R.C. Bishop of Hamilton, Ontario – Born 1817 in Louth, Ireland – Died November 25, 1882 at Jacksonville, Florida, whither he had gone for the benefit of his health – Came to Canada in 1850 – (Obit. 82).

DALY, Thos. Mayne – Late M.P. for North Perth, Ontario – Born February 17, 1828 in Hamilton, Ontario – Died March 4, 1885 at Stratford, Ontario – He was the eldest son of the late Lt.-Col. J. C. W. Daly, by Miss Mayne, of Coote Hill, Mayo, Ireland. – (Obit. 85).

DEVLIN, Bernard – ex-M.P. for Montreal Centre in House of Commons (1875-78) – Born December 15, 1824 in Roscommon, Ireland – Died February 8, 1880 in Colorado, U.S.A. – (Obit. 80-81).

DICKSON, John Robinson – M.D., (1842), M.R.C.P. (Lon.); F.R.C.S., (Edin.); M.R.C.S. (Eng.) – Born November 15, 1819 at Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland – Died November 23, 1882 at Wolfe Island, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1842 – (Obit. 82).

DOYLE, Mary (Mrs) – Born in Wexford, Ireland – Died in September, 1886 in Raleigh, Ontario aged 96 – (DL 86).

DRENNAN, Samuel T. – ex-Mayor of Kingston, Ont. – Born November 20, 1819 in the Moravian settlement, Tyrone, Ireland – Died February 9, 1882 at Kingston, Ontario – Came to Canada and settled at Kingston in 1841. He was buried with Masonic honours – (Obit. 82).

DRUMMOND, Hon. Lewis Thomas – Puisne Judge of the Superior Court (1864-73) – Born May 28, 1813 in Londonderry, Ireland – Died November 24, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – Came to Canada with his mother, a widow lady. He married, in 1842, Josephte Elmire, eldest daughter of the late Hon. P. D. Debartzch, who survived her husband but a few weeks – (Obit. 82).

ELDER, Wm. (Hon.), LL.D. – Provincial Secy. of N.B. – Born July 22, 1822 at Malin, Donegal, Ireland – Died July 23, 1883 in St. John, New Brunswick – (Obit. 83).

EVANS, Geo. (Rev.), M.A. – Died May 19, 1878, Oakville, Ontario aged 85 – He was the eldest son of the late Edward Evans, Esq., of Gortmerron House, Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland – (Obit. 78).

FENTON, Frederick – County Crown Attorney of York, Ontario (1874-86) – Born March 28, 1840 in the North of Ireland – Died January 31, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Died suddenly. – (Obit. 86).

FERGUSON, James – Registrar for East and North Middlesex, Ontario – Born in 1810 at Knockecaughy, Cavan, Ireland – Died November 24 at his residence, The Beeches, near London, Ontario – He was a son of Mr. Henry Ferguson, formerly a Capt. In the Irish Militia Dragoons, and grand son of Captain Richard Ferguson, of the King's Black Horse, now the 7th Dragoon Guards. He accompanied his father to Canada in 1824. He married, in 1835, Maria, daughter of the late Mr. Chas. Sefton, and grand-daughter of Mr. and the Hon. Anne Colewright. One of his daughters in married to his nephew, the Hon. Justice Ferguson of Toronto, and an other to Lieut.-Col. Burnett-Hitchcock, lately serving on the staff in Egypt. – (Obit. 84).

FERGUSON, Thos. Roberts – ex-M.P. – Born in December 1818 at Drumcor, Cavan, Ireland – Died December 15, 1879, Cookstown, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1842; and, in 1856, was married to the 2nd daughter of the late Mr. Ogle R. Gowan, ex-M.P. – (Obit. 79).

FOWLER, Margatet (Mrs.) – Born Fermanagh, Ireland – Died January 3, 1879, Goderich, Ontario aged 103 – (JRO 79).

FRENCH, John (Capt.) – Commanding a company of scouts, which he had organized – Died May 13, 1885 Batoche, N.W.T. – Killed at the capture of Batoche – He was a son of the late John French, Esq., of Mornington Park, Co. Dublin, Ireland, and a brother of Col. G. A. French, C.M.G., formerly Commr. of the N.W. Mounted Police, Canada, and now commandant of Queensland forces (Australia). – (Obit. 85).

GANNON, Cornelius – Born in Ireland – Died March, 1880, Campbellford, Ontario aged 102 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

GINTY, Elizabeth (Mrs.) – Born Oldcastle, Meath, Ireland – Died May 1881 in Toronto, Ontario aged 104 – (DL 82).

GINTY, John – Contractor – Born in 1821 at Oldcastle, Westmeath, Ireland – Died September 11, 1884 in New York – His remains were taken to Tecumseh (Ontario) for interment. He accompanied his father to Canada in 1827. The family settled on a farm in the County of Simcoe. In 1856 he took up his residence in Toronto, and became a partner of his cousin, Mr. Alex Manning, now Mayor of that city. – (Obit. 84).

GOODWIN, James – Contractor – Born May 24, 1819 in the County of Kildare, Ireland – Died September 30, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec – He resided in Ottawa, Ontario for over 40 years. – (Obit. 83).

GORE, Mary Pitt (Mrs. Ryland) – Died November 9, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of Mr. G. H. Ryland, Registrar, of Montreal. She was the youngest daughter of the late Col. Ralph Gore, of Barrownount, Kilkenny, Ireland, head of the Gore Family, and heir to the dormant Earldom of Ross (in the County of Fermanagh, Ireland). Col. Gore came out with his family to Canada by the advice of his brother, Admiral Sir John Gore, K.C.B., in 1821, in charge of the Ordnance Department, conferred on him by the Duke of Wellington, through whose influence his second son, Lieut. George A. Gore, R.N., was appointed Comptroller of the Customs at Quebec. His son, Lieut. Col. Gore, R.A., was well known in Canada during the Fenian invasion in command of a crack Battery of Artillery. Col. Gore had five daughters. The eldest died unmarried; the second married the late Sir Dominick Daly, also well known in Canada, and latterly Lieut. Governor of South Australia; ther third daughter married the Hon. F. W. Primrose, a brother of the late Earl of Roseberry; the fourth daughter married Col. Hawkins, then in command of the 68th Regt. In Canada, and the youngest daughter, the object of this obituary, Mr. G. H. Ryland, whose family name is historically connected with Canada. It might be added that one of Mrs. Ryland's uncle, Lieut. Gen. Sir Arthur Gore, was killed leading the attack on Bergen-op-Zoom, and her brother, Lieut. Arthur Gore, 33rd Regt., was killed at Waterloo – (Obit. 79).

GRAYDON, Simpson Hackett – Attorney of Ontario (1858) – Born in 1819 in Birr, Ireland – Died April 30, 1883 in London, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada in 1846. – (Obit. 83).

GREENE, Thomas (Rev.), M.A., LL.D. – Rector of Wellington Square (Anglican), Ontario – Born in 1808 in Ireland – Died October 7, 1878, Roseland, Burlington, Ontario – (Obit. 78).

GREER, John Hood – Registrar of the County of Wentworth – Born June 21, 1810 in Londonderry, Ireland – Died January 1, 1879 at Hamilton, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1829 – (Obit. 79).

GUEST, Thomas B. – M.P.P. for South Perth in the Ontario Assembly (1871-75) – Born in 1816 in Ireland – Died March 1, 1884 at his residence, Pembroke Place, St. Mary's, Ontario – (Obit. 84).

HALL, George – Merchant – Native of Armagh, Ireland – Died November 13, 1879 in Quebec City – He came to this country when young – (Obit. 79).

HALPINE, Wm. Henry (Rev.), M.A. – Late Classical and Mathematical Professor in Huron College, London, Ontario – Born at Oldcastle, Meath, Ireland – Died October 6, 1878, London, Ontario – Died of paralysis – He was a brother of ''Miles O'Reilly'' the well known American humourist – (Obit. 78, see p. 353).

HAMILTON, Wm. (Rev., Presb.), D.D. - Died February 18, 1807 at Garvagh, Derry, Ireland – Died April 13, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – Coming to Canada, he served for a short time at Picton, Ontario, but, in 1848, owing to continual ill-health he removed to the U.S.A. and became pastor successively in Michigan, Ohio and New York. About six years ago, he came to Toronto, where his son Mr. J. C. Hamilton, barrister, resides. – (Obit. 86).

HANNA, Michael (Most Revd.) – R.C. Archbishop of Halifax, N.S. – Born July 20, 1821 at Killmallock, Limerick, Ireland – Died April 17, 1882 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – He came to Nova Scotia when 18 years of age – (Obit. 82).

HARRISON, Robert Alexander, (Hon.) D.C.L. – Chief Justice of Ontario – Born August 3, 1833 in Montreal, Quebec – Died November 1, 1878 in Toronto, Ontario aged 45 years, 2 months, 29 days – He was the eldest son of the late Richard Harrison, Esq., formerly of Skegarvey, County Monaghan, Ireland, by Frances Butler, of Newtownbulter, Fermanagh, Ireland – (Obit. 78).

HAZLEWOOD, Samuel, C.E. – District Engineer on the Canada Pacific Railway – Born in 1822 in Newtonbarry, Wexford, Ireland – Died January 11, 1879, Brockville, Ontario – Came to Canada in 1851 – (Obit. 78).

HERDEN, John (Rev.), M.A. – Rector of the Church of the Ascension, and Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton, Ontario – Born in 1826 in Dublin, Ireland – Died February 2, 1878 at Hamilton, Ontario – (Obit. 78).

HILLIARD, Geo. – Born Tralee, Ireland – Died April 28, 1882, Ottawa, Ontario aged 110 – (DL 82).

HINKS, Francis (Hon. Sir), K.C.M.G. (1869) – Prime Minister of Canada 1851-54, Governor-in-chief of Barbadoes and the Windward Islands 1855-62, Governor of British Guiana 1862-69 – Born December 14, 1807 in the city of Cork, Ireland – Died August 18, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec – Died from small-pox – He settled in Canada in 1832. – (Obit. 85).

HOLMES, John – P.L.S., ex-M.P.P. – Born in 1828 in Newtownforbes, Longford, Ireland – Died about September 24, 1879, Christ-Church, New Zealand – Came to Canada with his parents in 1846, and settled in Huntley, Ontario. He had recently gone to New Zealand to take possession of a large estate to which he had fallen heir – (Obit. 79).

HOWE, Michael Callanan , M.A., LL.D. (1859) – Born in Tipperary, Ireland – Died August 3, 1884 at Sidney, New South Wales – He came to Canada (Ontario) in 1851 and proceeded to Australia in 1866. – (Obit. 84).

HUME, Catherine (Mrs. Blake) – Died February 3, 1886 at London, Ontario – Died the result of an accident – Widow of the late Hon. Wm. Hume Blake, formerly Chancellor of Upper Canada, and mother of the Hon. Edward Blake, Q.C., M.P. She was a grand-daughter of Wm. Hume, Esq. of Humewood, M.P. for Wicklow in the British House of Commons. – (Obit. 86).

JOHNSON, Mary (Mrs.) – Born in Queen's County, Ireland – Died April 4, 1878, Don Mount (Ontario?) aged 102 – She came to Canada 40 years ago – (JRO 78).

JOHNSTON, Wm. – Born in Monaghan, Ireland – Died April 28, 1882, Wellesley, Ontario aged 112 – (DL 82).

KEARNS, Richard (Rev., R.C.) – President of St. Mary's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1877) – Born February 18, 1847 in Tipperary, Ireland – Died May 27, 1884 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 84).

KELLY, Francis (Hon.) – M.P.P. – Born May, 1806 at Mulloloughan, Monaghan, Ireland – Died April 23, 1879, Fort Augustus, P.E.I – (Obit. 79).

KENNEDY, Catherine (Mrs.) – Born in Ireland – Died in September, 1883 in Halifax, Nova Scotia aged over 100 – (DL 83).

KING, Richard S. – M.D. (1845) – Born in 1817 at MacMine Castle, Wexford, Ireland – Died August 6, 1885 at Port Robinson, Ontario – He was buried with military honours. – (Obit. 85).

KINSMAN, Mrs. Betsey – Born in Ireland – Died July 2, 1879, Horton's Landing, Nova Scotia aged 105 – She had been twice married – (JRO 79).

KIRCHHOFFER, Nesbitt, Q. C. – Born in 1813 in the parish of Clondrodute, County Cork, Ireland – Died April 26, 1879, Port Hope, Ontario – He emigrated to Canada in 1835 – (Obit. 79).

LANGFORD, Alexander (Capt.) – A retired officer – Born March 28, 1798 in Queen's County, Ireland – Died May, 1879, London Township, Ontario – Died at the residence of his son, Rev. A. Langford – (Obit. 79).

LANIGAN, George Knox – Journalist – Died May 26, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec aged 73 – He came with his family from Letterkenny, North of Ireland, to Canada, in 1847 – He was an uncle of the well-known Canadian litterateur, Mr. G. T. Lanigan, now on the editorial staff of the New York World – (Obit. 82).

LAWLESS, Lawrence – Postmaster of London, Ontario (1855-81) – Born of Irish parentage on board a man-of-war in the Mediterreanean – Died September 21, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Canada when in his 16th year. – (Obit. 83).

LEE, William Henry – Late Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada – Born June 26, 1799 at Three Rivers, Quebec – Died September 11, 1878, Ottawa, Ontario – He was the son of Dr. William Lee, of the Army Medical Staff in Upper Canada, and formerly of Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland. He married in September, 1844, Harriet Louisa, daughter of Hon. Samuel Smith, who twice administered the government of Upper Canada – (Obit. 78).

LETT, Stephen (Rev.), D.D., LL.D. – Rector of Collingwood and rural dean of Simcoe – Born in 1814 in Ireland – Died October 3, 1878, Collingwood, Ontario – (Obit. 78).

LITTLE, James – Lumber merchant – Born in 1803 at Newton Stewart, Ireland – Died October 2, 1883 at his residence, Woodlands, Cote St. Antoine, Montreal, Quebec – He came to Canada in 1823 – (Obit. 83).

LODGE, Thomas – An old soldier – Born December 31, 1785 at Carlow, Ireland – Died May 29, 1879, Danville, Quebec – In 1831, he sailed for Quebec, but the vessel springing a leak, she put into St. John's, Newfoundland. There he remained until 1856. From 1856 up to his death he lived at Danville, Quebec– (Obit. 79).

LONGWORTH, John (Capt.) – for many years Civil Engineer to the Canada Co. – Born April 7, 1790 in Westmeath, Ireland – Died January 16, 1883 at Port Austin, Michigan, U.S.A. – He had lived at Goderich, Ontario for 52 years – (Obit. 83).

LUMSDEN, Wm. (Rev.) – M.A. (Ch. of Eng.) – Born in 1811 in Wexford, Ireland – Died February 2, 1883 in Hamilton, Ontario – He was the father of Mr. Asst. Sec'y Lumsden, of the Ontario Civil Service. – (Obit. 83).

MACDONNELL, Robert Lea – M.D. – Born in 1818 in Dublin, Ireland – Died January 30, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – Died the result of an accident – He came to Canada in 1845 – (Obit. 78).

MACK, Theophilus – M.D. (1843) – Born in 1820 in Dublin, Ireland – Died October 25, 1881, St. Catharines, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1829. – (Obit. 80-81).

MACLISE D. (Rev.) D.D. (Presbyterian) – Born in 1824 in Belfast, Ireland – Died June 1, 1883 in St. John, New Brunswick – (Obit. 83).

MAGRATH, Charles, D.C.L. – Barrister (1852) – Born in 1809 at Bagnelstown, Carlow, Ireland – Died May 25, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Canada with his father, the late Rev. Jas. Magrath, in 1827, and settled at Erindale, near Port Credit, Ontario. – (Obit. 84).

MAGUIRE, John (Hon.) – Puisné Judge of the Superior Court, Quebec – Born in April 1810 in Fermanagh, Ireland – Died July 5, 1880 in Quebec – He married in 1838 a sister of the late Bishop Horan of Kingston. – (Obit. 80-81).

MARTIN, Richard, Q.C. (1881) – Born in 1824 near Dublin, Ireland – Died October 29, 1886 at Hamilton, Ontario, where he had long resided – He was the eldest son of the late Sheriff Martin, of Haldimand, and a brother of Ed. Martin, Esq., the well known Q.C. – (Obit. 86).

MARTIN, Richard, Sheriff of the county of Haldimand, Ontario – Born in 1796 in Ireland – Died April 4, 1878, near York, Haldimand, Ontario – He was a son of the late Richard Martin, Esq., M. P. for Galway, in the British House of Commons, for many years – (Obit. 78).

McCAUSLAND, Wm. Jno. – M.D. – Died January 28, 1886 at Montrose, Pennsylvania, aged 42 – He came to Canada from Tyrone, Ireland with his parents in 1847 – (Obit. 86).

McCORD, Andrew Taylor – City Chamberlain of Toronto 1836-74 – Born July 12, 1805 in Belfast, Ireland – Died September 5, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to Canada about 1831 and settled in Toronto. – (Obit. 80-81).

McCORD, Thos. (Hon.) – A Puisne Judge of the Superior Ct. of Quebec (1873-86) – Born October 17, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec – Died February 19, 1886 in Quebec – He was the eldest son of the Hon. W. K. McCord, a Judge of the Superior Ct., of L. C., and of Aurelia Félicite Arnoldi; grandson of Thos. McCord, Chairman of the Ct. of Quarter Sessions, Montreal, and M.P.P. for the county of Bedford in the 9th Parlt. of L. C.; and great-grandson of John McCord, who came from Donnybrook, near Dublin, Ireland, soon after the Conquest, and was an extensive merchant of Quebec in 1765. He married first, Margaret, (died in 1860,) daughter of the late Jas. Wadsworth, Esq. of Ottawa; secondly, Caroline J. (died in 1872,) daughter of the late Errol B. Lindsay, Esq., of Quebec; thirdly, Marie Marguerite Caroline, daughter of Henri des Rivières, Esq., of Malmaison, Quebec, who survives him. – (Obit. 86).

McCOURT, Patrick – Retired builder – Born in 1792 in Armagh, Ireland – Died August 17, 1880 in St. John, New Brunswick – (Obit. 80-81).

McCREADY, Robert – Wholesale boot and shoe manufacturer – Born in 1839 in Tipperary, Ireland – Died January 2, 1885 in Montreal, Quebec where he had long resided – (Obit. 85).

McCUTCHEON (Mr.) – Born in Fermanagh, Ireland – Died December, 1881, Goderich, Ontario aged 103 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

McDERMOTT, Andrew – A Red River pioneer – Born in 1789 in Roscommon, Ireland – Died October 12, 1881, Winnipeg, Manitoba – He is said to have been the last of those who emigrated to the North West, in 1812, with Lord Selkirk. – (Obit. 80-81).

McELHAR, Mrs. Margaret – Born Donegal, Ireland – Died February 29 (sic), 1879 in Montreal, Quebec aged 115 years and 10 months – A few days before her death, at a family re-union, there were present her children, grand-children, great-grand children, and a great-great-great-grand-child, aged 10 – (JRO 79).

McEWEN, Jane (Mrs.) – Born in Derry, Ireland – Died November 2, 1886 in Studholm, New Brunswick aged 94 – (DL 86).

McGAURAN, Bernard (Rev.) (R.C.) – Born August 14, 1821 at Ballissodare, Sligo, Ireland – Died May 23, 1882 at Goderich, Ontario – (Obit. 82).

McGIVERN, Wm. (Lieut.-Col.) – Ex-M.P.P. for Lincoln in the Can. Assembly (1863-67) – Born in 1825 in County Down, Ireland – Died December 18, 1881 at Thorold, Ontario. – (Obit. 80-81).

McHUGH, M. – Born in Ireland – Died October 4, 1882, Quebec aged 107 – (DL 82).

McKEAGNEY, James Charles (Hon.) – A Puisne Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba – Born in 1815 in County Tyrone, Ireland – Died September 14, 1879, St. Andrews, New Brunswick – Immigrated from Ireland to Nova Scotia when he was seven years old. He lived in Nova Scotia most of his life. He was appointed to a Judgeship in Manitoba in 1872. – (Obit. 79).

McMILLAN, Jas. – An active businessman – Born in 1810 at Belfast, Ireland – Died February 17, 1886 in St. John, New Brunswick – (Obit. 86).

McNAB, John – Born Castlebar, Ireland – Died in April, 1883 at Sullivan, Ontario aged 102 – (DL 83).

McQUADE Nicolas – Born in Ireland – Died January 29, 1882, Stratford, Ontario aged 103 – (DL 82).

MEDCALF, Francis Henry – Mayor of Toronto – Born in 1803 in Wicklow, Ireland – Died March 26, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 80-81).

MERRY, W. A. – Late Sec'y of the Montreal Building and Investment Co. – Native of Ireland – Died April 24, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 83 – He came to Canada early in life. – (Obit. 86).

MILLER, Robert – Collector of Customs, Wellington Square, Ontario – Born near Belfast, Ireland – Died August, 1880 – He came to Canada in 1827 – (Obit. 80-81).

MOLESWORTH, Thomas Nepean, C.E. – Chief Engineer for Ontario – Born in 1824 in Armagh, Ireland – Died April 24, 1879 in Toronto, Ontario – He came to this country about 30 years ago – (Obit. 79).

MONDAY, Patrick – Born in Donegal, Ireland – Died January 24, 1886 in Montreal, Quebec aged 113 – (DL 86).

MONTGOMERY, Dorcas (Mrs.) – Born Fermanagh, Ireland – Died January 7, 1879, Township of March, Ontario aged 100 – (JRO 79).

MOORE, K. (Mrs.) – Born in Omagh, Ireland – Died November 30, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario aged 106 – (DL 85).

MORRISON, Joseph Curran (Hon.) – Puisné Judge of the Court of Appeal of Ontario – Born August 20, 1816 in the north of Ireland – Died December 6, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Hugh Morrison, formerly of the 42nd Highlanders. He came with his parents to Canada in 1832. – (Obit. 85).

MORRISSEY, Henry – an old sailor – Native of Cork, Ireland – Died January 13, 1879 at Halifax, Nova Scotia aged 94 – He, with his wife, settled in Halifax about forty years ago. – (Obit. 79).

MOSTYN, Wm. – M.D. – ex-M.P.P. for North Lanark in the Ont. Assembly – Born June 5, 1836 at Elphin, Roscommon, Ireland – Died March 28, 1881, near Almonte, Ontario – Accidentally drowned – (Obit. 80-81).

MULVANY, Chas. Pelham (Rev.) – M.A., M.D. – Born May 20, 1835 in Dublin, Ireland – Died May 31, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

MYLER, Thos. – Born Wexford, Ireland – Died June 26, 1882, St. Basile, Quebec aged 100 – (DL 82).

NICHOLSON, John W. – Merchant – Born January 12, 1828 at Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland – Died December 31, 1883 in St. John, New Brunswick – He arrived in St. John in 1845. – (Obit. 83).

NIXON (Mrs.) – Born North of Ireland – Died November, 1881 in Co. Perth, Ontario aged 115 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

NIXON, Hannah (Mrs.) – Born July 26, 1777 in Ireland – Died October 15, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec aged 102 – (JRO 79).

NORTHWOOD, John (Hon.) – Senator (1880-86) – Born January 11, 1809 at Westport, Mayo, Ireland – Died October 29, 1886 at Chatham, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1832 – He was a grandson of Mr. Jno. Northwood, who was at the capture of Quebec, and into whose arms Genl. Wolfe fell when he received his mortal wound. – (Obit. 86).

O'BRIEN, William – Stockbroker – Born about 1827 at Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland – Died October 19, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec. – (Obit. 84).

O'CALLAGHAN, Edmund Bailey – M.D., LL.D. – ex-M.P.P. for Yamaska (Quebec) in L.C. Assembly – Born February 29, 1797 (sic) at Mallow, Ireland – Died May 29, 1880, New York, U.S.A. – After studying 2 years at Paris, he came to Quebec in 1823. Having taken an active part in the Insurrectionary movement of 1837, he was obliged to leave Canada and take up his residence in New York, where he continued to reside until his death. – (Obit. 80-81).

O'NEIL, John G. (Colonel) – Commanded the Fenian expeditions against Canada – Died October 30, 1884 at (sic), Texas – (Obit. 84).

O'REILLY, John (The Very Rev., R.C.) – Dean – Born March 5, 1818 in North Drumlomin, Cavan, Ireland – Died November 14, 1884 at Dundas, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1841. At his request his remains were interred in St. Augustine's Church. – (Obit. 84).

PALMER, Arthur (Venerable), D.C.L. – Archdeacon of Toronto – Died May 4, 1881, Dublin, Ireland aged 75 – He came to Canada in 1832. Owing to ill-health he left Canada for England in 1870 and, for a time held a small living in Cumberland, which, however, owing to continued ill-health he was forced to relinguish in 1879. He took up his residence in Dublin where he died. – (Obit. 80-81).

PORTER, Jas – Born Donegal, Ireland – Died in May 1882, Cains River, Nova Scotia aged 100 – (DL 82).

POWER, Patrick – ex-M.P. for Halifax, N.S. – Born March 17, 1815 at Kilmacthomas, Wateford, Ireland – Died February 23, 1881 at Halifax, Nova Scotia where he had lived since 1823– (Obit. 80-81).

PYSE, Thomas – M.D. (1854) – Born in 1812 in Waterford, Ireland – Died January 2, 1883 in Huron, Ontario – (Obit. 83).

RANKIN, Chas. Stuart, P.L.S. (1820) – Died March 15, 1886 at Millbrook, Ontario, aged 87 – He was of a good old Irish family of Enniskillen. In 1803, his father raised a company of 100 men for Sir Ralph Abercrombie's to Egypt. His grandfather was a Lieut. In the 36th Regt, and was at Bunker's Hill. His mother and Major Andre, a name so familiar to American and Canadian ears, were children together and playmates. After coming to Canada, the Rankin family settled at Bytown, now the Capital, and afterwards moved to Sandwich. He was a brother of Col. Arthur Rankin, formerly M.P. for Essex in the Can. Assembly. – (Obit. 86).

REDDY, John – M.D. (1848), L.R.C.S. Irel. (1847) – Born March 31, 1822 at Athlone, Ireland – Died January 23, 1884 in Dublin, Ireland while on a visit – He came to Canada in 1851. He practiced in Montreal, Quebec. – (Obit. 84).

RICHEY, Matthew (Rev.), D.D. (Wesleyan Methodist) – Born in May 1803 at Ramelton, North of Ireland – Died October 24, 1883 at Governement House, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died at the official residence of his son, Lieut. Gov. Richey. – (Obit. 83).

RIORDAN, John – Paper manufacturer – Born in 1834 in the city of Limerick, Ireland – Died September 20, 1884 at St. Leonards-on-Sea, England – His remains were brought to Toronto, Ontario for interment. He left home quite young for the U.S.A., but subsequently removed to Canada. – (Obit. 84).

ROE, Alexander Hall – M.P.P. for Lennox in the Ontario Assembly (1882-84) – Born in 1840 – Died July 12, 1884 at Napanee, Ontario – He was a son of the late Mr. A. D. Roe, of Westbrook, Leeds, Ontario, a native of Ireland. – (Obit. 84).

ROGERS, Thos. – Born in Fermanagh, Ireland – Died January, 1881, Riv. Beaudet, Quebec aged 103 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

RONAN, Major Timothy – A hero of Waterloo – Born in Tipperary, Ireland – Died September, 1881, Guildford, Ontario aged 105 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

RUSSELL, Robert H. – M.D. (Edin.), M.R.C.S. (Eng.) – Died December 6, 1882 in Quebec where he parcticed his profession for 40 years, aged 63. He was an enthusiastic Irishman – (Obit. 82).

RUTHERFORD, Edward H. – A retired merchant – Born in 1820 at Manor Hamilton, Cavan, Ireland – Died September 30, 1885 at his residence ''Northfield,'' Toronto, Ontario – (Obit. 85).

RYLAND, Mary Pitt Gore (Mrs.) – Died November 9, 1879 in Montreal, Quebec – Wife of Mr. G. H. Ryland, Registrar, of Montreal. She was the youngest daughter of the late Col. Ralph Gore, of Barrownount, Kilkenny, Ireland, head of the Gore Family, and heir to the dormant Earldom of Ross (in the County of Fermanagh, Ireland). Col. Gore came out with his family to Canada by the advice of his brother, Admiral Sir John Gore, K.C.B., in 1821, in charge of the Ordnance Department, conferred on him by the Duke of Wellington, through whose influence his second son, Lieut. George A. Gore, R.N., was appointed Comptroller of the Customs at Quebec. His son, Lieut. Col. Gore, R.A., was well known in Canada during the Fenian invasion in command of a crack Battery of Artillery. Col. Gore had five daughters. The eldest died unmarried; the second married the late Sir Dominick Daly, also well known in Canada, and latterly Lieut. Governor of South Australia; ther third daughter married the Hon. F. W. Primrose, a brother of the late Earl of Roseberry; the fourth daughter married Col. Hawkins, then in command of the 68th Regt. In Canada, and the youngest daughter, the object of this obituary, Mr. G. H. Ryland, whose family name is historically connected with Canada. It might be added that one of Mrs. Ryland's uncle, Lieut. Gen. Sir Arthur Gore, was killed leading the attack on Bergen-op-Zoom, and her brother, Lieut. Arthur Gore, 33rd Regt., was killed at Waterloo – (Obit. 79).

SHANLY, Francis, C.E. – Born October 29, 1820 at The Abbey, Stradbally, Meath, Ireland – Died suddenly September 13, 1882 in a sleeping-car of the G. T. Railway between Kingston and Brockville, Ontario – Some few weeks previous to his death, Francis Shanly had lost his son, a young man of great promise, causing him to be greatly depressed and saddened, and ther can be little doubt that his sudden death, the immediate cause of which was apoplexy, was in no small degree due to mental anguish. Francis Shanly was the youngest but one of the six sons of Jas. Shanly, Esq. who emigrated with his family to Upper Canada in 1836. Francis Shanly was a brother of Walter Shanly – (Obit. 82).

SHAW, James (Hon.) – Senator – Born in 1797 in the County of Wexford, Ireland – Died February 6, 1878, Smith's Falls, Ontario – He came to Canada in 1820 – (Obit. 78).

SIDLEY, Sylvester – Born in Cork, Ireland – Died June 9, 1886 at Belleville, Ontario aged 98 – (DL 86).

SIMPSON, Thomas – Insurance Agent – Born at Strabane, Tyrone, Ireland – Died September 28, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec – He had resided in Montreal for 30 years. – (Obit. 84).

SMITH, John – ex-M.P.P. – Native of County Down, Ireland – Died March 25, 1879, Chatham, Ontario aged 66 – He came early in life to America. – (Obit. 79).

SMITH, Mary Higgins – Born in Cavan, Ireland – Died April 2, 1884 in Montreal, Quebec aged 103 – (DL 84).

SPLAN, Ann (Mrs.) – Born in Ireland – Died July, 1881, Goderich, Ontario aged 106 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

STAFFORD Michael (Rev.) (R.C.) – Born March 1, 1832 in Township of Drummond, Lanark, Ontario – Died November 12, 1882 at Lindsay, Ontario – He his the son of a native of Wexford, Ireland – (Obit. 82).

STEELE, Ann (Mrs.) – Born in Ireland – Died in April, 1885 at Niagara, Ontario aged 103 – (DL 85).

TASSIE, Wm., M.A. (1858), LL.D. (1871) – Born May 10, 1815 at Dublin, Ireland – Died November 21, 1886 at Peterboro', Ontario – He came to Canada wiht his father's family in 1834. A memorial tablet of brass, in honour of Dr. T., is about to be placed in the Galt Institute. – (Obit. 86).

TAYLOR, James William – Formerley Collector of Customs at Niagara, Ontario – Died September 10, 1878, Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland aged 78 – (Obit. 78).

THOMPSON, Joshua Spencer – M.P. – Born in 1828 in Belfast, Ireland – Died December 23, 1880, Victoria, British Columbia – He went to British Columbia in 1858. He was buried with masonic honours. – (Obit. 80-81).

THOMPSON, Wm. – Born Belfast, Ireland – Died in July 1882 in South Ham, Quebec, aged 107 – (DL 82).

THOMSON, Samuel R. Q.C., – Born about 1824 in New Brunswick – Died November 19, 1880 in London, England – Of Irish descent, he was the son of Rev. S. Thomson, Rector of St. Stephen, N.B. – (Obit. 80-81).

TRIMBLE, James – M.D., Speaker of the B.C. Assembly (1872-78) – Died January 1, 1885 in Victoria, British Columbia – He came from Ireland to British Columbia in 1858 – (Obit. 85).

VAUGHAN, Edward (Rev.) – R. C. priest – Born in 1814 at Westport, Ireland – Died May 14, 1882 at Tracadie, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 82).

WALLER, Samuel – M. D. – Born in 1803 – Died July 30, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – He was a brother of the late Mr. Jocelyn Waller, and of the late Sir Robert and Charles Waller, of Newport, Ireland – (Obit. 78).

WALLER, Wm. Henry – Registrar of the County of Carleton, Ontario (1877) – Born May 14, 1835 at Castle Waller, Ireland – Died December 21, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario – Came to Canada in 1853 – (Obit. 85).

WALSH, Patrick (Very Rev.), D.D. – R.C. Priest – Died November 2, 1882 at Bedford, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, aged 62 – Educated at St. Jarlath's and All Hallows (Ireland). He came to Nova Scotia in 1846 – (Obit. 82).

WATSON, Saml. James – Librarian to the Legislature of Ontario – Born in 1837 in Armagh, Ireland – Died October 30, 1881 in Toronto, Ontario – He arrived in Canada in 1857. – (Obit. 80-81).

WORKMAN, Benjamin – M.D. – Born in 1794 near Lisburn, Ireland – Died September 26, 1878, Uxbridge, Ontario – He came to Canada, with his father and some of his brothers, in 1819. He is a brother of Joseph Workman, superintendant to the Lunatic Asylum at Toronto (1853) – (Obit. 78).

WORKMAN, William – Merchant and banker, Mayor of Montreal from 1868 to 1870 – Born in 1806 near Lisburn, Ireland – Died February 23, 1878 in Montreal, Quebec – He was the descendant of an old English family, his ancestors from the time of Cromwell having resided in Ireland. He came to Canada and settled in Montreal in May, 1829, ten years later than his brother Benjamin. His parents settled on a farm in the vicinity of New Glasgow – (Obit. 78).

ZIMMERMAN, Adriar Louis (Rev.) – Clergyman of the Church of England – Born in 1841 in Ireland, of German parentage – Died June 7, 1878, London Township, Ontario – (Obit. 78).



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