REILLY'S Hotel, Richmond, Ontario, Canada
January 10, 2005:
Thanks to Robert Sample for this photo of Reilly's Hotel in Richmond.
This is from the book "Valley Irish", by Carol Bennett, page 31.
Edward Reilly had this hotel built in 1855.
I remember hearing that it was a major gathering and outfitting
place for the men who went to work in the shanties in the winter.
The men and their teams from all nearby Townships stopped there.
There must have been quite a convoy or men and horses from all over the
Ottawa area, heading up to Renfrew County, the Gatineau Valley and the Pontiac.
January 11, 2004:
Another family (spelling RIELLY) had a Blacksmith Shop on the Franktown Road.
June 16, 2005:
Thanks to Robert Sample for the following:
Hi Al: A lady sent me a message yesterday connecting Edward Rielly who owned the
Richmond Hotel to Hugh Bell who owned the Hotel in Bell's Corners. The lady got
her info out of 'Richmond Sesqucentenial' 150 yr history of Richmond.
Descendants of Hugh Bell
1 Hugh Bell Owned Bells Hotel, Bells Corners.
.. +Unknown Unknown
........ 2 Sarah Ann Bell
............ + Edward Rielly b: in Info from dau. Edith's wedding info.
Owned Richmond Hotel
November 12, 2006:
Robert Sample has sent in a link to the history of the Reilly House Hotel
and the McElroy family.
E-mail Robert Sample and Al Lewis
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