Hugh BYERS and Catherine KEALEY

April 10, 2001
The information on this page was contributed by Mitchell LaFrance.

FROM THE OTTAWA CITIZEN OCTOBER 9, 1866, PAGE 2, COLUMN 5

One by one the stars are fading.  The old veterans of CAN are fast going to 
"that bourne whence no traveller returns."  There are but few now left, and 
it is only occasionally that it falls to the lot of the journalist to chronicle the 
death of one who figured in the troubled time when CAN had to fight her way 
through great internal difficulties and oppose, by armed force, the endeavours 
of her more powerful neighbour who sought to force her into an alliance at 
once distasteful to her people and detrimental to her interests.  On Saturday 
last, the funeral of one of these veterans was seen winding its way slowly 
through the streets of this city.  The body that was being conveyed to its last 
earthly resting place, was all that remained of Hugh Byres, of Black Rapids, 
a man who, as buglar sounded the charge at Lundy's Lane, the attack at Fort 
Niagara, and took part at the battle of Queenstown Heights, where the noble 
Brock fell fighting for his country.  Nothing delighted the veteran loyalist, 
whose remains were on Saturday followed to the grave by a large number of 
friends and neighbours, so much, during his declining years, as recounting the 
incidents of his younger days.  Though in declining years his loyal heart beat 
high, and his failing limbs gained strength as he heard and thought of the 
dastardly attempts upon CAN by the cut throat Fenians, and it was not without 
strong persuasion on the part of his friends that he could be induced not to enrol 
himself as a volunteer and go forth once more to fight for liberty and integrity of 
his country. Another instance added to the many we daily hear of the true spirit of 
loyalty which exists in the breasts of the majority of the Irish and Roman Catholic 
portion of the population of these colonies.  The deceased had lived for upwards 
of half a century in CAN, and at the close of an eventful life, during which he had 
secured the esteem of very many, his remains were interred in the Roman Catholic 
cemetery here (St Patrick's (old Sandy Hill cemetery moved to Notre Dame), 
Ottawa, ON, CAN).  May the spirit which animated these old veterans exist forever, 
and become intensified by years, in the breasts of their descendants.

1 Hugh Byers 1805 - 1866 Hotel Owner on Black Rapids property . +Catherine Kealey 1802 - ........ 2 Ellen Byers 1830 - 1919 ............ +James Kealey 1818 - 1893 ................... 3 Michael Kealey 1845 - ....................... +Sarah ? ................... 3 Ann Kealey 1852 - ....................... +Patrick Welsh ................... 3 Catherine Kealey 1856 - ................... 3 Mary Kealey 1856 - 1929 ....................... +Denis Bergin 1840 - 1930 ................... 3 Sarah Kealey 1859 - 1905 ................... 3 William Kealey 1861 - 1881 ................... 3 Emily Kealey 1861 - ................... 3 Ellen Kealey 1863 - 1876 ................... 3 Elizabeth Kealey 1866 - 1946 ....................... +? Mcfall ................... 3 Hugh Kealey 1868 - 1931 (Lockmaster?) ....................... +Margaret Houlahan 1871 - 1966 ................... 3 John Kealey 1871 - ....................... +Katherine Delaney ................... 3 Ellen Kealey 1876 - ........ 2 Anna Byers 1832 - 1898 ............ +John Ready 1832 - 1919 ................... 3 Michael Ready 1866 - 1922 ....................... +Catherine Larkin 1861 - 1946 ........ 2 William Byers 1834 - 1871 ............ +Sarah Goodhall 1845 - (also sp. Goodall) ................... 3 Hugh Byers 1863 - ................... 3 Martha Byers 1867 - ................... 3 Charles Byers 1870 - Hugh Byers per land records, purchased Conc A, Pt Lot 23, Nepean, ON, CAN (across from Black Rapids) on 03/04/1858; RG 01, Series C1113, Vol 002, Page 391 Per The City Beyond (Elliott), eventual owner of Lots 23 & 24 (Country Place), Conc. A, 320 acres, Nepean, ON, CAN (across from Black Rapids); worth $5,120 in 1861.
November 18, 2001 From Mitchell LaFrance For the records of Hugh Byers/Catherine Kealey, I have also included a new tree with new information. I only included 4 generations but can provide more if you're interested. I attached a picture of the tree in MS-Word. Let me know if you are not able to open it or zoom to see it properly. Note that the information contains new information about Hugh and Catherine and marriage birth information for James Kealey/Ellen Byers and their children. Check out the marriage date for Hugh and Catherine. They were married at 1829 in Notre Dame and were the 12th wedding at the church!! In addition to the tree, I found information about Hugh when he came to Canada as part of the British military. The following information pertains to Hugh Byer's enlistment in the military and is from National Archives Microfilm on the 99th Military Regiment (formerly 100th) stationed at Richmond, ON, CAN, microfilm B-5509 (starting at volume 550) through microfilm B-5510. - Height of 4'6" - 14 years old - Fair complexion - Blue eyes - Fair hair - Born in Sligo County/City/Town - Born in Sligo Parish - Attestation was in Dublin on Nov 17, 1815 - Appointed to be drummer on March 25, 1817 - Enlisted by a Major Burke (Could this be Captain / Colonel George Thew Burke, later administrator at Richmond Military Settlement? ... Al) - His occupation prior to enlisting was labourer For James Kealey/Ellen Byers, please see Hugh Byers above.
November 28, 2001 Thanks to Mitchell LaFrance for this very detailed tree: Descendants of Hugh Byers Generations Birth Death Marriage 1 Byers, Hugh b: Abt. 1801 Town of Sligo, Sligo County, Ireland d: October 03, 1866 Black Rapids, Nepean, ON, CAN +Kealey, Catherine b: Abt. 1798 Ireland d: June 02, 1868 Black Rapids, Nepean, ON, CAN m: August 24, 1829 Notre Dame, Ottawa, ON, CAN (the 12th marriage at the church!!) 2 Byers, Ellen b: July 07, 1830 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: January 22, 1919 Per death certificate, 248 Lebreton Street, Ottawa, ON, CAN +Kealey, James b: 1818 Per death certificate, Queen's County (Laois) , Ireland d: May 24, 1893 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: June 07, 1847 Notre Dame, Ottawa, ON, CAN 3 Kealey, Michael b: Bet. 1848 - 1850 Carleton County, ON, CAN +?, Sarah 4 Kealey, Hugh Byers b: Abt. 1864 4 Kealey, Martha b: Abt. 1867 4 Kealey, Charles b: Abt. 1870 4 Kealey, Frederick b: Abt. 1872 4 Kealey, Teresa b: Abt. 1874 3 Kealey, Ann b: 1852 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: 1914 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Welsh, Patrick b: 1850 m: November 27, 1880 St Patrick's, Ottawa, ON, CAN 4 Welsh, Ann 3 Kealey, Catherine b: September 01, 1855 Carleton County, ON, CAN 3 Kealey, Mary b: September 01, 1855 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: August 01, 1929 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Bergin, Denis b: May 16, 1847 Templemore/Clonmore, Tipperary d: February 13, 1930 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: October 26, 1876 St Patrick's, Ottawa, ON, CAN 4 Bergin, Martin b: November 22, 1877 Nepean, ON, CAN d: 1899 Nepean, ON, CAN 4 Bergin, Francis James b: August 12, 1879 Nepean, ON, CAN d: September 07, 1943 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Redmond, Frances Irene b: January 06, 1898 Manotick Station, ON, CAN d: January 04, 1983 Riverside Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN m: September 08, 1920 Our Lady of Visitation, Gloucester, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Margaret Mary Rita b: March 21, 1921 Nepean, ON, CAN d: November 23, 1998 Osgoode Care Centre, Osgoode, ON, CAN +O'Brien, Louis John b: 1921 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: February 25, 1988 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: November 18, 1944 St Joseph's,Ottawa, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Catherine Helen b: March 15, 1922 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: January 04, 1971 Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN +Hammill, Gerard b: 1918 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: January 14, 1979 Carleton County, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Mary Frances June b: June 28, 1924 Nepean, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Monica Theresa b: November 28, 1925 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 05, 1977 Civic Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN +Gallagher, Kenneth 5 Bergin, Margaret Eva b: June 11, 1928 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: February 05, 1999 Carleton County, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Claire Cecilia Una b: October 30, 1930 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Lafrance, Joseph Oscar Gaston b: July 24, 1929 Syracuse, NY, USA m: August 16, 1958 St Joseph's, Ottawa, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Isobel Ann b: September 09, 1932 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Petersen, Norman m: July 13, 1957 5 Bergin, Owen James Francis b: November 09, 1933 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: August 14, 1995 Civic Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN +Morris, Shirley m: September 29, 1962 5 Bergin, William Robert b: May 13, 1939 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: September 15, 1992 Riverside Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Jerry b: Aft. May 13, 1939 Carleton County, ON, CAN +?, Diane 4 Bergin, Gertrude b: April 06, 1882 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: December 14, 1964 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Randall, George b: 1879 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: 1973 Carleton County, ON, CAN 5 Randall, Gordon 5 Randall, Frances 5 Randall, Dorothy 4 Bergin, William John b: September 22, 1883 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: March 06, 1969 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Bergin, Michael J. b: August 10, 1884 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: February 13, 1989 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Murray, Margaret Loretta b: June 23, 1892 Smith Falls, ON, CAN d: March 08, 1936 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: June 03, 1913 St Francis de Sales, Smith Falls, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Beneen b: March 01, 1914 Carleton County, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Gregory b: November 15, 1916 Carleton County, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Sybil b: January 04, 1918 Carleton County, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, George b: Bet. October 30 - 31, 1923 Carleton County, ON, CAN 5 Bergin, Gerald b: December 19, 1928 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: March 13, 1986 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Bergin, Theresa Emily b: March 06, 1886 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Newell, ? 4 Bergin, Ann Elizabeth b: November 27, 1887 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: March 1916 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Bergin, Dennis Michael b: June 11, 1889 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: August 1943 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Bergin, Laura Mary b: December 22, 1891 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: July 21, 1977 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Mears, Napolean Martin b: September 07, 1891 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: September 07, 1921 St Mary's, Ottawa, ON, CAN 5 Mears, George Denis b: May 03, 1923 +Price, Lilian 5 Mears, Audrey Mary b: Abt. 1927 d: September 21, 1996 +Hickey, Joseph 5 Mears, Martin Vincent b: July 19, 1931 Goulbourn, ON, CAN +Cameron, Eileen Theresa m: April 23, 1955 4 Bergin, Stella b: April 18, 1893 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: October 07, 1976 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Clifton, Charles b: 1891 d: May 1952 Carleton County, ON, CAN 5 Clifton, Ashworth 5 Clifton, Anita 5 Clifton, Eleanor 5 Clifton, Phylis 5 Clifton, Donald 4 Bergin, Leo b: April 01, 1895 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: November 10, 1969 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Bergin, Eva b: November 02, 1897 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: November 03, 1978 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Dawson, Philip b: 1893 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: 1964 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: September 29, 1934 St George's, Ottawa, ON, CAN 5 Dawson, Joan 3 Kealey, Sarah b: 1859 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: May 1905 Carleton County, ON, CAN 3 Kealey, Emily b: 1861 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: Bet. 1937 - 1939 +Burke, Daniel P. 4 Burke, T.V. 4 Burke, J.K. +Lanahan, ? 3 Kealey, William b: 1861 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 20, 1881 Black Rapids, Nepean, ON, CAN 3 Kealey, Ellen b: August 26, 1863 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 17, 1876 Carleton County, ON, CAN 3 Kealey, Elizabeth b: Abt. 1866 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 09, 1946 +Mcfall, A. 3 Kealey, Hugh b: June 15, 1868 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: November 1931 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Houlahan, Margaret b: October 18, 1871 d: December 1966 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: January 18, 1898 St Patrick's Fallowfield, Nepean, ON, CAN 4 Kealey, James J b: October 21, 1898 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 1986 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Flemming, Violet b: 1904 d: May 1986 Carleton County, ON, CAN m: September 03, 1934 St Theresa's, Ottawa, ON, CAN 4 Kealey, Patrick W b: December 28, 1900 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: October 01, 1975 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Bisley, Anastacia b: 1908 d: August 29, 1964 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Kealey, Bridget Margaret Mary b: November 28, 1902 4 Kealey, Hugh b: 1908 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: December 1973 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Morgan, Frances b: 1912 d: June 24, 1997 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Kealey, Rita b: 1911 +Welsh, John m: November 30, 1935 St George's, Ottawa, ON, CAN 4 Kealey, Evelyn b: 1913 d: February 1974 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Kealey, Marjorie Mary b: April 24, 1915 Nepean, ON, CAN +Dewan, William Francis b: April 14, 1900 Osgoode, ON, CAN d: February 12, 1976 Osgoode, ON, CAN 5 Dewan, Noreen Mary b: March 21, 1944 Osgoode, ON, CAN +Nolan, David Lawrence b: August 10, 1942 Manotick Station, ON, CAN m: June 25, 1966 St John the Evangelist, Osgoode, ON, CAN 5 Dewan, Lorne 3 Kealey, John b: October 07, 1871 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: 1934 +Delaney, Catherine m: September 02, 1903 St Patrick's Fallowfield, Nepean, ON, CAN 4 Kealey, Helen 4 Kealey, Mary Catherine +McKenna, Gerald Lewis 4 Kealey, Joseph +Fagan, Marguerite m: November 20, 1935 St Mary's, Ottawa, ON, CAN 4 Kealey, John 4 Kealey, Frank 3 Kealey, Ellen b: September 02, 1876 Carleton County, ON, CAN 2 Byers, Anna b: June 04, 1832 ON, CAN d: December 07, 1898 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Ready, John b: Abt. June 1833 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: April 27, 1919 Carleton County, ON, CAN 3 Ready, Michael b: 1866 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: May 14, 1922 Carleton County, ON, CAN +Larkin, Catherine b: 1861 d: 1946 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Ready, Patrick b: 1889 d: 1949 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Ready, Michael b: 1902 Carleton County, ON, CAN d: 1975 Carleton County, ON, CAN 4 Ready, Carrie b: 1900 Carleton County, ON, CAN 2 Byers, William b: Abt. November 1834 Nepean, ON, CAN d: June 25, 1871 +Goodhall, Sarah b: Abt. 1845 Ireland m: February 22, 1863 St Patrick's, Ottawa, ON, CAN 3 Byers, Hugh b: November 08, 1863 Carleton County, ON, CAN 3 Byers, Martha b: Abt. 1867 3 Byers, Charles b: Abt. 1870

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