Anthony McALINDEN and Margaret BYRNE
County Down, Ireland to the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
January 31, 2002:
> Hi Al,
I have just started getting interested in my family tree. I discovered that my
great great grandmother Mary Ann McAlinden was born in County Down Ireland in 1827.
(Her father was Anthony McAlinden, her mother Margaret Byrne, both from Down Ireland)
Mary Ann married a John Milks in Cantley where the Milks log cabin and modern home
still stand on the edge of the highway.
> I never seem to come across the name McAlinden. Your site doesn't mention
> the name anywhere. I have not yet searched all of the links you have so
> kindly provided, I was hoping perhaps you might point me in the right
> direction. Do you have any info on the McAlinden clan?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
Thanks for your e-mail.
I'll try and post it to the web site tomorrow and maybe we can find out more
about the McAlinden and Milks folks. Bob Ranger mentions some Milks from the
Gatineau on his web site. (Search for Milks).
If you go to my search engine at
you may find some McAlindens. I'm sure I came across the name in the old records of
Notre Dame on Sussex Drive.
January 30, 2003:
I came across your name asking about information on McAlinden family.
I'm researching the same family. I don't know how our family connect
yet. But with your information and mine maybe with can make the
I have Patrick McAlinden born in 1790 in Ireland. He is with his wife
Mary are in the Beckwith township Lanark County Ontario Census in 1851
along with Patrick his son born in Ontario 1827 and daughter Mary born
around 1825. James McAlinden is listed also I think is his brother. I
think the family come over from Ireland around the time Patrick was born
because Mary is born in Ireland and Patrick in Canada.
In 1861 same county He is listed in his son Patrick's home at the age of
His son Patrick is still in the same county in 1871 census.
By 1881 census the McAlindon's with there 11 children are in Osgoode township.
I found your family in the Family Search Center, in 1881 in Hull County,
Margaret is 78 years old living with Mary Milks and husband John. There
are a few other McAlinden listed in the same area.
My McAlinden's are misspelled on the 1881 census, I found them spelled
My family of McAlindon's spelled with an O live in Michigan, USA.
If you have any question, I just started searching this family also.
February 12, 2003:
I have enjoyed looking and finding information on the McAlinden
family. I have come to a stop at Patrick McAlinden. He is listed on the
Roman Catholic Families of Beckwith Township. It is mentioned he is found
in records of St. Michaels, Corkery (Corkey in Ireland ?). Do you have
any more information on him, when he arrived in Beckwith township or
where in Ireland he came from. I appreciate any help you can give to help
me continue my search.
Carol from Michigan
June 13, 2011:
Hi Carol and Al,
Al, I just found your page at http://www.bytown.net/mcalind.htm while
searching for Mary Ann Jordan McAlindon; she was Martin Jordan and
Catherine Lawlor of Beckwith's daughter.
I found her married name in her sister Elizabeth Jordan McConnell's
obituary just the other day ("Mrs. McConnell is also survived by her oldest
sister, Mary. A. McAlyndon of Ottawa, Ontario, who is 96 years old. ") and
Some marriage records are listed for daughters of Patrick Hugh McAlindon
and Mary Ann Jordan. (Mary Ann McAlindon married first James Kearns in
Osgoode, then Thomas Devereaux in South Gloucester; Lina McAlindon married
James Tobin in South Gloucester. Mary Ann McAlindon Devereaux died 05 Aug
1930 in Metcalfe).
Carol, I show a Patrick McLuddon on Con 1, Lot 12, along with Thomas
Brennan on a map I put together of the Beckwith / Montague border (see map below) with names
and lots; I didn't put a year on McLuddon's name.
Do you think that's the elder Patrick McAlindon? (I know the name came out
"McLeddan" in another of the Jordan siblings' obits.)
My ggg grandparents were Patrick Brennan and (an older) Mary Ann Jordan,
who are on con 1, lot 16 with Martin Jordan in 1841.
I suspect (but don't have proof) that Martin and Mary Ann are both children
of Moses Jordan and Mary Hayes of Leighlinbridge, County Carlow; that's where
they were married. In '51 Michael and Elizabeth Jordan Mara (with widowed
Mary Jordan) are living next to Patrick and Mary Ann in Holland Township, Grey
County there's a baptismal record for Elizabeth at St Lazarian's Catholic
Church in Leighlinbridge.
I'm excited to find out more about the McAlinden's via your page, so thank you!
Chris Brennan Starfire
Thanks to Chris for this terrific map showing the border area between Beckwith and Montague Counties in Eastern Ontario:
From Chris: It's actually a digital file from my Brennan Families Web Site.
Here is a close up of the Beckwith / Montague border lots from http://www.brennan-families.com/beckwithmontague.jpg
and a map showing the full townships (but only a couple more names, including McConnell) is at http://www.brennan-families.com/beckwithmontaguefull.jpg
You're welcome to either link to them or to copy them to your site with the
attribution "Chris Brennan Starfire -- E-Mail: email@example.com" .
>My ancestors were also active in South Gloucester and Osgoode Township and
>I've often wondered if the Jordan family who were related to my Burns ancestors
>on the Manotick Station Road (Osgoode Township) were related to the
>Jordan's from Beckwith Township. A Martin Jordan was best man at my
>grandparents' marriage in Osgoode Township in 1908.
It could be; there were also Jordans in Smiths Falls that aren't related.
My Jordans are Catholic, in case that helps narrow it down (the others are,
I think, Presbyterian, although I'm not sure).
>The Osgoode Township Jordans were also Catholic.
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