George EDGE and Ellen RYAN
Retired Military Settler, 99th Regiment of Foot
Pensioner from the Chelsea Hospital
January 4, 2004:
From Taylor Kennedy:
The Bytown Gazette, Thursday March 12, 1840
Obit: "In Richmond, on Saturday last, at the advanced age of upwards of 80
years, George Edge, a Pensioner from the 99th Regiment. The deceased had
been upwards of 59 years in the service of his country, was buried with
military honours, and his remains were accompanied to the grave, by many of
his veteran companions in arms, who thus took the last opportunity of
testifying their respect for his character as a soldier and a man."
The following two church records are from the DROUIN records at ancestry.ca:
11 Jun 1845 (Notre Dame, Bytown)
Baptism of George, born 6 June of the marriage of George Edge Jr. and Mary Behan
of March Township.
Witnesses: Michael Nash & Margaret Edge
26 May 1898 (St. Philip's, Richmond)
Burial in the graveyard of this parish of Susan Kaneen / Keane, aged 88 yrs.,
who died the 25th inst., widow of George Edge.
Present: Jeremiah McCarthy and James Quinn
1881 Census Place: Nepean, Carleton, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375867 NAC C-13231 Dist 108 SubDist A Div 4 Page 27 Family 109
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
George EDGE M M 75 English Quebec (born when his father was stationed in Quebec?)
Occ: Grocer Religion: Catholic
Susan EDGE F M 70 Irish Ireland
George and his family also worked for Hamnett Pinhey in March Township.
December 5, 2004:
You might want this for the George Edge page.
... Taylor Kennedy
1898 - 26 May
Burial in the graveyard of this parish of Susan Kaneen / Keane ?, aged 88 yrs.,
who died the 25th inst., widow of George Edge. Present: Jeremiah McCarthy
and James Quinn.
December 12, 2004:
Thanks to Robert Sample for the following:
Hi Folks: I saw Taylor's "George Edge" interests and info in your site Al
so I thought that I would respond to you both. My Grand Aunt Emily E. Brown
b. July 4 1861(census d.o.b.) married Robert Edge b. Apr 3, 1845
(census d.o.b.) and had their first child 1877. Grand Aunt Emily was born
a bit better than a mile North of the Village of Richmond, Ont. and I
believe she met and married Robert in the Richmond area. Included is some of
what I have on that family.
Descendants of Robert Edge
1 Robert Edge b: April 03, 1845 in 1901 census Living in Richmond d:
in Owned the Waterworks in Morin Heights, Quebec.
. +Emily E. Brown b: July 04, 1861 in Goulbourn Twp., Ontario. 1901
census Burial: Likely buried in Morin Heights, Quebec. Father: David Brown
Mother: Rose Anne Owens
(Robert has more info)
December 15, 2004:
Hello Al & Robert
Let's add some more. Buried at St. Isadores, March Township, George Edge
died January 9, 1868 at the age of 84 years, and his wife Ellen Ryan,
died October 24 18?? at the age of 58 years. Erected by their son Phillip.
Also buried there is Phillip died July 10, 1889 at the age of 75 years.
Can this be the son of George Edge, being born circa 1784?
May 7, 2006:
Hello George Edge reseachers,
My name is Sue Swiggum of TheShipList website. I am in the process of
transcribing the St. Lawrence Steamboat records 1819-1836. They have never
been published before.
Whenever I come across an interesting name, I google it. I found George
Edge and as he interested me, I happened to find you.
Lady Sherbrooke - 22nd trip up, Quebec to Montreal, 19th October 1824
22-27 George Edge & wife & four children under 12 years x x 1/-/- 1/-/-
I don't know where this George fits in. George of 1784 would only be about
forty, so I suppose could have four children under 12 years . . . hope you
enjoy . . .
. . btw. below the line is a message I'd sent to the Bytown Museum
December 2005, and as they haven't bothered to respond, you are more than
welcome to use the information for your website ;-}
December 16, 2008:
Here is a copy of returns of some Carleton county settlers. The names of Edge, Evoy,
Marrion (Mannion or Manion), Magee, Steen, Lighton, McLean, Kerr, Huston, Hartney & Anderson.
... Linda Falls
(see also landgrantsetc.htm)
May 11, 2009:
Re George Edge / Hedge
Thought you would like this one from 1818-1820
Thanks for this, Taylor.
I guess that anyone researching the surname Edge back in Ireland should also check for Edgley.
E-mail Taylor Kennedy and Al Lewis
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