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Part One

iv
Rawdon Township Map - 1820
v
Table Of Contents
ix
Table of Contents for Part Two
xiii
Introduction
xxi
Quebec Locations Map

Rawdon Families

2
Map of Ireland
3
Allen Family of Rawdon
Allen, Torney, Tinkler
7
Bagnall, Blagrave & Pigott: Family Connections
Bagnall, Pigott, Blagrave, Tighe, Craine, McNown, Rourke, McCurdy, Kirkwood
29
Booth of Leitrim
Booth, Payton, Crowe, McCurdy, McManus
37
Richard Boyce and Mary Ann Richardson
Boyce, Smith, Parkinson, Robinson, Gass, Mason, Scroggie, Blagrave
47
Robert Brown & his Descendants
Brown, Lindsay, Kyle, Robinson, Parkinson, Findlay, Coultra, Boyce
63
Finding the Burbidges & Connecting to the Brights
Burbidge, Bright, Macklin, Pearen, Manchester
69
The Sons of Hannah Pierce Burns
Burns, Kerr, Riley, Harkness, Connolly, Scroggie, Green, Payton, Rothdram
83
The Other John Burns Family
Burns, Brown, Keogh, Mitchell, Green, Scott
89
Burton of Burtonville
Burton, Meredith, Gibson, Jefferies, Turner, Sadler, Mason, Armstrong
133
The Connellys at Rawdon
Connelly, Thompson, Armstrong, Brown, Kerr, Torney, Read, Cassidy
141
Copping
Copping, Gray, Dugas, Reinhart, Jones, Cook
151
Corcoran: To Rawdon from the Hudson’s Bay Company
Corcoran, Rowan, McDonald, Mulligan, Gagnon, Brien, Cassidy, Daly
163
Coulter Families at Rawdon
Coulter, Gray, Burns, Scroggie
171
J. H. Dorwin: He Tried to Put Rawdon on the Map
Dorwin, McManus, Harkness, Grant
177
The Droughts at Rawdon
Drought, Smiley, Jackson, Meredith, Burton, Borrowes, Coonan, Ash, Borrowes, Odlum, Bagnall, Rourke, Rothdram, Delahunt
193
The Dugas Children
Dugas, Edwards, Lord, Truesdell, Copping, Bourgeois, Leblanc, Lajeunesse, Pomainville, Quinn, Reinhart, Rowan
201
Joseph Dugas: Rawdon’s First Settler
Dugas, Morgan, Desourdy, Robinson, Rea, Colclough
209
Edghill of Rawdon Township
Edghill, Alexander, Smiley, McBride
217
The Eveleigh Family
Eveleigh, Ross, Brown, McGie, Robinson, Cole, Hobbs, Smiley, Rourke, Tiffin, Reinhart
233
Finlay of Cavan & Payton of Leitrim
Finlay, Brown, Barber, Dixon, Lindsay, Payton, Robinson, Burns, Rea
245
Fosters at Rawdon
Foster, Burns, Nightingale, Mason, Parkinson
253
Fulsher at Rawdon
Fulsher, James, Walker, Neville, Mason, Smiley
259
Two Different Gibbs Families with Rawdon Connections
Gibbs, Tate, Ranson
267
Gibson: a Difficult Settler
Gibson, Burton, Phillips
273
Gray Matter, the Gray Families of Rawdon, Quebec
Lattimore, Copping, Johnston, Scott, Morgan, Sharpe, Kerr, Scroggie, Coultra, Henry, McLeary, Cook, Purcell, Joynt
287
Concerning George Gray
Gray, Smiley, Bright, Copping, Parkinson, Purcell, Chamberland
291
English Gray and Lewis and Lockens
Gray, Lewis, Hill, Watters, Lockens, Rourke, Sprinkling, McCurdy, Murphy, Herbert, McGuire, Bowen, Swift, Williams, Neville
309
Greenan of Rawdon
Greenan, McMahon, Johnston, Kirkwood, Carroll
313
Griffith, Crown Agent
Griffith, Murphy, Cartwright, Orr, Gillespie
319
Harkness Family From Rawdon to the Eastern Townships
Harkness, Copping, Marlin, Cook, Grant, Burns
329
Branches of the Herbert Tree
Herbert, Watters, Mason, Tansey, Jones, Powell, Swift, Badger
337
George Hobs, a Rawdon Loyalist
Hobs, McNown, McGowan, Badger, Walker, Eveleigh, Rea, Long, Sandford, Reinhardt
347
Holiday Family of Rawdon and Montreal
Holiday, Heron, Pearson, Morgan, Rondeau, Kinsey, Pelletier
357
Two Holmes Families of King’s County
Holmes, Alexander, Melrose, Kite, Rourke, Smith
363
William Gordon Holmes, School Master
Holmes, Booth, Robinson, Burton
367
Three Generations of Holtby Immigrants
Holtby, Norrish, Smith, Dawson, Tinkler, Copping, Parkinson, Borrowes, Burbidge, Marlin, Colclough, Rea, Bourne, Tighe
385
Solving an Old Mystery: the Story of Elizabeth Holtby
Holtby, Skeer, Sinclair
389
John Jefferies, Butcher and Nancy Bridge
Jefferies, Bridge, Burton, Burbidge, Macklin, Creighton, Day, Turril, Parker
399
Several Johnston Families at Rawdon
Johnston, Greenan, Scott, McLeary, Gray, Morgan, Sharpe, Kirkby, Cook, Purcell, Boyce, Parkinson, Nulty, O’Rourke
429
Sorting Out Jones and Pearson
Jones, Henry, Herbert, Neville, Scripture, Tinkler, Pearson, Luccock, Asbil, Brennan, Thompson, Copping, Kite, Morgan, Holiday, Parkinson, Petrie
439
Keo: Ship Builder
Keo, Collins, Blair, Keogh, Burns
443
Kerrs Found at Kildare, Rawdon, Wesleyville
Kerr, Carr, Connelly, Coulter, Steele, Barrette, Gray, Smiley, Thompson
457
Family of Thomas Kinsella
Kinsella, Renaud dit Locas, McGarrity, Rivington, Daly
463
Kinsey Children
Kinsey, Cousland, Smith, Holiday, Hamilton, Parkinson
477
Kirkby: Sons, Daughters and Spouses
Kirkby, Hodgson, Delahunt, Johnston, Scroggie
483
Kirkwood Brothers of Lochwinnoch
Kirkwood, Mirault, Parkinson, Greenan, Burgess
491
Kite of Wiltshire and Rawdon
Kite, Holmes, Burns, Copping, Grigg, Pollock, Parkinson
499
Knowlton: Father and Son
Knowlton, Whittaker, Chamberlain
505
Lyon: Settler and Agent
Lyon and Lyons
509
David Manchester: Entrepreneur
Manchester, McKenzie, Burbidge, Smiley, Brace, Burbidge, Armstrong
519
Marlin and Related Law and Asbil Families
Marlin, Law, Asbil, Smiley, Copping, Smith, Blair, Parkinson, Neil
535
Mason, Sadler, Hamilton & Associated Families
Mason, Sadler, Hamilton, McGarrity, Fairley, Powell, Swift, Herbert, Tansey, Bridges, Wilson, Armstrong
563
Patrick Mason & his Three Families
Mason, McEvoy, Walsh, McGie, McDowell, Stafford, Knox
567
English John Mason
Mason, Swift, Herbert
571
McCauley and Steele
McCauley, Steele, Young, Kerr
581
McClanaghan at Rawdon
McClanaghan, Kennedy, Hamilton, McGowan
589
McEwen of Perthshire
McEwen, Payton, Dawson, Norrish, Torney, Rothdram
595
McGie of Rawdon & Quebec City
McGie, Eveleigh, Tiffin, Bridge, Easton, Smiley
603
McGowan in Lower Canada: Two Families
McGowan, Hobbs, Kennedy, Moore, Steele, Brittain, Nightingale, Connelly, Topping, Braden, Blackie, Job, Johnston and Methodist Church profile
621
McGuire & Bowen at Rawdon and Minnesota
McGuire, Bowen, Sadler, Lewis, Gray
631
McManus
McManus, French, Darroch, Dorwin, Lindsay, Wilson
637
Melrose: from Scotland to Rawdon
Melrose, Hamilton, Holmes, Scales, Stafford, Knox, Smith
643
Morgan from Sligo
Morgan, Johnston, Murphy, Carey, Tighe, Holiday, Smiley, Pearson, Thompson, Way
654
The Author’s Family Tree
655
About the Author
 

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Part Two

iv
Rawdon Township Map - 1820
v
Table Of Contents
viii
Table Of Contents for Part One
xiii
Introduction
xiv
Quebec Locations Map

Rawdon Families (continued from Part One)

659
Nightingales From Ireland
Nightingale, McGowan, Scales, Rourke, Foster
671
William Norrish: Survivor
Norrish, Holtby, Tozer, Sawyer, Dawson, Laverdure, McEwen
683
Parkinsons from Yorkshire
Parkinson, Chapman, Brown, Scroggie, Kite, Smith, Holtby, Boyce
704
The Author’s Family Tree
705
Pollock Family
Pollock, Armstrong, Swift, Grigg
711
Reade of Rawdon & de Ramsay
Reade, Connelly, Page, Robinson
Events for Families of St Felix Area are at www.uptorawdon.com/felix
715
Robinson & Related Families from Fermanagh
Robinson, Cole, Irwin, Cassidy, Eveleigh, Peyton, Sherry, Roddy, Galbraith, McCurdy, Armstrong
731
Raising a Family
William Robinson and Isabella Lindsay
735
Rogers Report
Rogers, Rodgers, Murphy, Lavery
747
Rourkes of Annagharvy
Rourke, Neville, Bagnall, Pigott, Smith
757
James Russell and son Martin Cheney Russell
Russell, Cairns, Cheney, Mitchell
763
David Sawyer
Sawyer, Norrish, Manchester, Smiley
769
Scales Brothers
Scales, Riley, Nightingale, Irwin, Johnston
777
Scotts from Ireland
Scott, Johnston, Morgan
781
Scroggie and Gracey of County Down
Scroggie, Cultra, Kirkby, Gray, Burns, Boyce, Rondeau, Gracey, Scott, Gracy
803
Mr. Seaborn and Winter at Rawdon
Seaborn, Rolfe, Rondeau
809
Sharp of Kilglass
Sharp, McAdam, Gray, Copping, Holtby, Parkinson
815
Sinclair of Rawdon
Sinclair, Wiggins, Hannah, Johnston, Copping
821
Smiley of Monaghan
Smiley, Armstrong, Cochrane, McEvoy, Farrell, Dixon, Kerr
837
Henry Smith of Annagharvy & Other Smiths at Rawdon
Smith, Watters, Rourke, Boyce, Oswald, Mason, Brennan, Holtby, McEwen, Holmes, Pearson, Rothdram, Melrose
853
Spooner & Rollit
Spooner, Rollit, Lockhart
859
Swift & Vail: English Immigrant Families at Rawdon
Swift, Dawson, Vail, Herbert, Sadler, Scripture, Jones, Smith, Rollit, Pollock, Mason, Courtney
883
Tansey, Doherty, Farrell: Marriage Connections
Tansey, Doherty, Duffy, Herbert, Mason, Farrell, McEvoy, Herbert, Badger
893
Tiffin Family: Grocers of Montreal
Tiffin, Ross, Eveleigh, Reinhart, Thomas, Thompson
905
The Brothers Tighe
Tighe, Gray, Bagnall, Morgan, Knox
915
Tinkler & Borrowes
Tinkler, Holtby, Borrowes, Blagrave, Rotherham, Allen, Asbil, Cunningham, Moore
925
Torney Families at Rawdon: Four Brothers
Torney, McDowell, Constable, Allen, Burns, McEwen, McIlroy, Walsh, Law, Smiley, Graham
939
The Torrances, Montreal Grocers
Torrance, Pratt
943
Twiss: New England Clockmakers
947
Wade Family at Rawdon
Wade, Armstrong, Crawford, Tacey, Robinson, Smiley, Burbidge, Burns
959
Still Watters: What I know of the Watters Family
Watters, Herbert, Lewis, Hill, Smith, Murphy, Tuite, Kenny

Emigrants from Rawdon

970
Map of Ontario Counties 1880
971
From Rawdon West to Wellington
Rawdon Families at Garafraxa and Maryborough Townships
1013
To Huron’s Shore
Rawdon Families at Bruce and Grey and Huron Counties
1033
Settlers at Simcoe County from Rawdon Township
Jackson, Gracey, Scroggie, Sharpe, Johnston, Gray, Kirkby, Lattimore, Scott, Burbidge, Ralston, Connelly, Dixon, Holtby, Holmes, Pigott, Herbert, Jones

Background and Miscellaneous Essays

1045
The American Heritage of Rawdon, Quebec
Brooks, Bourne, Dugas, Morgan, Dunbars, Sawers, Tucker, Lord, Truesdell, Read, Phillips, Long, Gibbs, Hobbs, Rea, Rodgers, Wyman, Bridge, Dorwin
1061
Christ Church, Rawdon: Early Days
Burton, Bourne, Gibson, Jefferies, Wallace, Dugas, Rollit
1073
Settlers at the Forks
Turner, Jefferies, Sawers, Sandford. Rea, Dugas, Robinson, Van Heuson, Wallace, Cloutier, Green, Morgan, Smart, McKenzie, McCauley, Tucker, Donovan, Ralston, Burgess, Bradon, Reynolds
1087
"And the Boys Are At the Barracks"
Biographies of 45 Rawdon settlers identified as military men (all ranks); 80 men identified as Rawdon Militia officers; details of the embodied militia and some later Rawdon Militia regiments.
1113
Crossing Over: Protestant and Catholic Intermarriage at Rawdon
Burton, Powell, Nulty, Johnston, McGarrity, Rivington, Gibbs, Kirkwood, Greenan, Burgess, Dugas, Copping, Reinhart, Truesdell, Lord, Keogh, Burns, Blair, Tansey, Doherty, Herbert, Farrell, O’Gara, Robinson, Cahill, Norrish, Laverdure, Foley, Holtby, Doherty, Johnston, Scanlan, Martin, Greenan, Green, McCurdy
1123
Some Irish-Catholic Settlers
Gannon, Green, Mason, Murphy, Donoughue, McGee, Daly, with references to Heney, Blair, Burgess, Price and many others and a brief history of the Parish and of the Sisters of Saint Anne.
1141
Heather of Kildare Township, Lower Canada
Heather, Knox, Job, Purcell
1151
Jerseys and Genealogy
1155
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