Robert GILLIE and Elenor TRACEY
also, son James M. GILLIE and Mary Jane SHANNON
From County Wicklow, Ireland to Upper Canada


October 16, 2008:

Are you looking for information on the Gillie family in Bytown? Robert Gillie is my Great Great Grandfather. I am looking for information on Elizabeth, Ann & John (8 M) in 1852 ... Sam Gillie _______________________________ Thanks to Anne Burgess for her detailed research regarding the Gillie, Lowe and Shannon families: Hello Sam, I had no luck at all in tracing Ann and John, but I did see the burial of an Elizabeth Gilly in Buckingham, Que., wife of a Peter Brady. And then I found their marriage (attached) in Grenville, Que., and her parents were Robert and Eleanor. Do you have ancestry.com or ancestry.ca? They have Quebec Vital Records online. I think this is Elizabeth Gillie and husband Peter Brady in 1881: Peter BRADY M Male Irish 60 Ireland Farmer Catholic Elisabeth BRADY M Female Irish 42 Ireland Catholic Elisabeth BRADY Female Irish 22 Quebec Catholic Edward BRADY Male Irish 13 Quebec Going To School Catholic James BRADY Female ? Irish 11 Quebec Going To School Catholic -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: Census Place L'Ange-Gradien, Ottawa, Quebec Family History Library Film 1375860 NA Film Number C-13224 District 97 Sub-district C Page Number 15 Household Number 74 Do you have any family lore on what brought the family to Bytown? Or from Wicklow? I'd be interested to hear about that. ... Anne Burgess ____________________________________ Good morning, Sam: Thanks for your e-mail regarding your Gillie ancestors in the Bytown area. Here is the only family I could find in the 1881 census with the spelling "Gillie": 1881 Census Place: Wellington Ward, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375865 NAC C-13229 Dist 105 SubDist A Div 2 Page 151 Family 721 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace James GILLIE M M 47 Irish Ireland Occ: Civil Service Religion: Catholic Mary J. GILLIE F M 40 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic Marrie GILLIE F 19 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic Eliza GILLIE F 17 Irish Ontario Occ: Milliner Religion: Catholic Emma GILLIE F 14 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic Mary GILLIE F 11 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic Margrat GILLIE F 8 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic James GILLIE M 5 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic Ethel GILLIE F 3 Irish Ontario Religion: Catholic Would this be relatives of your ancestors? ... Al Lewis ____________________________________ Hi Al, That 1881 listing was for James (s/o Robert and Eleanor) and Mary Jane Shannon; they were married in Grenville, QC, and some of their kids' baptisms are in the St. Pat's records, Kent Street, Ottawa. ... Anne ____________________________________ Dear Al and Ellen, I am researching and am descended from the Robert SHANNON Sr. and Maria LOWE clan of Quebec and that area. Another surname in our research is GILLIE and they were connected to Ottawa. James Gillie married Mary Jane Shannon, sister of my great-grandfather Robert Shannon Jr. Many emigrated to Michigan, USA. My cousin Sam Gillie from Hawaii and I have been digging for a few years now and will certainly share anything we have to help you too. Can you help us out? Sincerely, ... Kevin M. O'Brien ___________________________________ Hello Kevin, Attached is the church record for the adult(?) baptism of Robert Shannon, husband of Maria Lowe (from the Quebec Vital Records, ancestry.ca). What information are you looking for? I have a subscription to ancestry.ca, and could have a look. ... Anne Baptism of Robert Shannon Here's Robert Shannon in 1851, Grenville, Quebec, Deux Montagnes, Kevin. You can see he was a neighbour of the Lowes and the Gillies (they are on the same census page). ... Anne ____________________________________ Allan and Anne, Thank you for your reply. The Gillie list below are the family of James and Mary Jane Shannon Gillie James M Gillie (5) is my grandfather. I visited Ottawa a few years ago. James' father and mother Robert & Elenor Tracy were married in Dublin Ireland February 1st 1826, per the research I had done there. Don't know if they lived in Dublin or Wicklow. Am planning to get some additional research there on Elenor. Per the Ottawa directories they lived on Cathcart St and later moved to 452 Lewis, which is still there. In the mid 1880's they moved to Merrill, Michigan. The Gillie's and the Robert Shannon's were close families. Don't mind starting a Gillie WEB page, as there are other relatives we are looking for, but who inputs and update information? (I do ... Al) James was a carpenter by trade - and family history is that he worked on the grand staircase in the Parliament Building, but that building buried down so I assume the staircase is gone. Attached are two Pictures of 452 Lewis Street and James and Mary Jane Gillie (Their son John Gillie graduated from Ottawa College with a mining degree - He moved to Butte Montana in 1880 where he became the Superintendent of Montana Mines for the Anaconda Copper Company. Also, would like to find where Robert and Elenor are buried in Ottawa. ... Sam Gillie
New December 20, 2009: Hi Al, I've noticed in the early Pembroke Mission records that there's a Robert Gillie as godfather a few times. Attached is the 1861 census page for Robert and Ellen Gillie, and I believe it's the same couple who were living with their children in Deux-Montagnes in 1851. ... Anne Robert Gillie, 1861 census, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada Source: 1861 Census records above from ancestry.ca

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