Emigration to Eastern Ontario, Canada,
from Ballynultagh and Ballyraheen, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1847-1856


New March 17, 2013:

Come Home to Wicklow
Happy St. Patrick's Day from County Wicklow, in Ireland, the home of your ancestors. We invite you to attend Canada Come Home, County Wicklow's Flagship Gathering Event September 13-15, on the Coollattin Estate for a lively weekend of history, genealogy, walks in the Wicklow countryside, and lots more! Its a great year to visit Ireland. Hope to see you there. And if you can't make the September weekend, you're welcome to come to 'The Garden of Ireland' anytime. Just let us know when and we'll make sure you have a memorable visit. All the best from The Canada Come Home Team. E-mail The Canada Come Home Team Canada Come Home Web Site The Gathering - Ireland, 2013
January 9, 2009: Hi Al, Now that we have documented the Ottawa presence of John Byrnes of the McCabe List, ML #142 BYRNES, John, Wicklow, Ballinulta, Ballinulta His Father Matthew with a very large family residing in Nakerumkal [Knockatomcoyle?] near Tenehala (Tinahaley), Co. Wicklow, known to Abraham Jones Esqr. I thought it would be useful to look at the settlement pattern of those Fitzwilliam estate tenants who received assisted emigration from Ballynultagh and Ballyraheen, County Wicklow, Ireland. (essentially the same place) in the period 1847-1856:
Name of Tenant From Settled In
BYRNE, John and Ellen Ballynultagh Kingston, ON
BYRNE, Michael and Margaret Ballynultagh Marlborough, ON
BYRNE, Patrick, and CASEY, Ellen; Dolly; Bridget Ballynultagh Gloucester, ON and Bytown (Ottawa, ON)
BYRNE, Timothy (s/o Thomas and Sarah) Ballynultagh Gloucester, ON
BYRNE, Timothy, Thomas, John, and Mary Ballynultagh Camden, ON
CARROLL, John and BYRNE, Catherine; Michael; Joanna; James BallynultaghBytown (Ottawa, ON)
DORCEY (DARCY), James and Margaret Ballynultagh Kingston, ON
FOSTER, John and Mary Ballynultagh Camden, ON
HENNESSY, Elizabeth BYRNE; Mary; Catherine; Daniel Ballynultagh Camden, ON & Hungerford, ON, (Hastings County)
HINCH, James and Bridget Ballynultagh Camden, ON
HOPKINS, Nicholas and BYRNE, Elizabeth Ballynultagh Bytown (Ottawa, ON) and Gloucester, ON
KINSELAGH (KINSELLA), Michael Ballynultagh Gananoque, ON
McGRATH, William and BYRNE, Mary Ballynultagh Gloucester, ON
MULHALL, Richard and WILSON, Jane Ballynultagh Osgoode, ON
NEALE, Michael and Bess Ballynultagh Camden, ON
PRESTLEY, Elizabeth O'DONOGHUE; Catherine Ballynultagh Bytown (Ottawa, ON)
QUIRKE, Peter and Betty Ballynultagh Camden, ON
ROARKE / ROURKE / O'ROURKE, Thomas; Hugh Ballynultagh Earnestown, ON
SINGLETON, John and Sally; William Jr. Ballynultagh Brockville, ON
TALLON, Peter; Edward; Catherine Ballynultagh Portland, ON
TIMMONS, Peter, Patrick, and Peggy Ballynultagh Portland, ON
WHELAN, Bridget SIMPSON BallynultaghAylmer, QC
WHELAN, James and Betty BallynultaghAylmer, QC
BYRNE, James and Catherine Ballyraheen Bytown (Ottawa, ON)
BYRNE, Michael and Jane Ballyraheen Bytown (Ottawa, ON)
DONNELLY, Bartholomew and QUAIL, Joanna Ballyraheen Bytown;Bromley Township
John Byrnes's father was a head tenant in both Ballynultagh and Knockatomcoyle. Here are the settlers from Knockatomcoyle: EAGERS, Charles and Jane; Thomas and Joshua Knockatomcoyle South Elmsley, ON JACKSON, Benjamin; Mary Knockatomcoyle South Elmsley, ON TALLON, Matthew and WALKER, Mary Knockatomcoyle Bytown (Ottawa, ON) We have also now documented the settlement in Gloucester of another McCabe List petitioner, William Hopkins of Coolkenna, who had a family connection to John Byrne, above: ML# 233 HOPKINS, William, Wicklow, Kolekenna, Kolekenna His father, Edward Hopkins, with a very large family, resides at Kolekenna in the County Wickow; he is desirous of coming to Canada; is known to Capt. Nixon of Kolekenna. Here are the Fitzwilliam tenants from Coolkenna who settled in eastern Ontario:
Name of Tenant From Settled In
BYRNE, James and DEWEY, Mary Coolkenna Hungerford, ON
BYRNE, John and Mary Coolkenna Brockville, ON
KIDD, William; Joseph; Thomas Coolkenna Camden, ON
NEALE, Patrick and Jane Coolkenna Camden, ON
WALL, Margaret DEWEY; John; Mary; Sarah; Abraham Coolkenna Camden, ON
A Hopkins descendant believes that William Hopkins's family lived earlier in nearby Stranakelly, Co. Wicklow, and here are the Fitzwilliam tenants who came from there in this period:
Name of Tenant From Settled In
GAFNEY / GAFFNEY, Jeremiah and MURPHY, Ann (Ann died at Grosse Isle.) Stranakelly Hungerford, ON
McGORMICK/McCORMICK, Michael and DOYLE, Ann Stranakelly Camden, ON
SCANTLIN/SCANLIN, William and DALTON, Elizabeth Stranakelly Sheffield, ON
I understand that there was free land in Camden, ON in these years, and that may account for the fact that much of the population from around Aghowle parish in County Wicklow transplanted itself there. ... Anne Burgess
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