Transportation to New South Wales in 1835: Timothy TIERNEY Pardoned in 1853
(Timothy Tierney born 1799 Ireland married Ellen Waters / Watters b 1801 in Cashel,
County Tipperary, Ireland)
Ellen Watters and children emigrated to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
April 16, 2008:
My gggrandfather Timothy Tierney b 1799 Ireland married Ellen Waters / Watters b 1801
in Cashel, County Tipperary, IRE. They had 2m and 4f. Timothy was deported to Australia
Ellen and the children came to Nepean around 1835.
I read on the website that she was a widow. Probably just a good story.
Timothy was paroled in Australia in 1853. We don't know anymore about him but we have
some convict papers from Australia that could lead to info.
Ellen came to Nepean with:
Julia b 1824 who married Thomas Fullan and moved to Iowa, USA.
William b 1827 who married Catherine Ryan in Ogdensburg, NY, USA
John b 1833 m Bridget Nash (my ggrandfather) Ellen lived with him and family.
Mary b 1834 m John Brophy
Website reported that three children stayed in Nepean (Mary, John and Julia
for a while before Iowa) and three went to the states( probably Ellen and
Sarah and William)
Surnames in this new info I received are: Fullan, Ryan, Nash, Brophy, McKenna,
Watters, Travers, Newman, McClevey, Griffin, Watt, Houlihan, Cayes, Madden,
Brophy, LaPoint / Lapointe (adopted by John Tierney), Brennan, and many more.
... Jerry Tierney
December 27, 2008:
I have just discovered the bytown.net website and am looking for information about my
Grandmother. You made referrence to her on your posting on bytown.net (above). My grandmother
was born May Lapointe about 1884. She was adopted by John Tierney and Bridget Nash.
She married Daniel James McNeely on June 14th 1910 at the age of 26 years. She had a total
of 12 children but only six survived. One of them was my mother.
May Lapointe / Tierney / McNeely died in 1939. I have a copy of her Wedding picture and a
picture of her not long before her death.
If you have any information about the her branch of the Lapointe family that you are willing
to share I would be most grateful.
I do know that the McNeelys lived for a short time in the USA (Ogdensburg and Detroit) and
then returned to Ottawa. When they came back they had Mae with them. On the marraige register
for Mae and Daniel James McNeely, John Tierney and Bridget Nash are listed as foster parents.
I have attached the wedding picture of Mae and Daniel James.
You can share this on the web as well. I really appreciated being able to download the
pictures of the McNeely sisters (my great aunts) and John McNeely (my great,great Grandfather).
Many thanks and Merry Christmas.
... Bonnie Clark
November 29, 2010:
This John Joseph Tierney who married Katherine Mary Waters (daughter of Martin P. Waters and Anne O'Grady)
on Jan 8 1902 at Fallowfield, was a son of John Tierney (born Ireland in 1833) and Bridget Nash.
This John Joseph Tierney was born Oct 23, 1868 and died Oct 8 1927. His grandparents were Timothy Tierney
(1799 - 1872) and Ellen Waters (1805 - 1888). Timothy was sent to Australia as a convict but was
eventually pardoned - he never lived in Canada as far as I can tell, just wife Ellen and children did.
(Photo Source: Tanya Whatman)
April 21, 2011:
From the St. Lawrence Republican (New York) of Wednesday, December 13, 1899
MRS. SARAH O誰EILL
Sarah Tierney, wife of the late Thomas O誰eill, died at her home, 166 Lake street, early Tuesday morning. The deceased
was a native of Ireland, in which country in 1839 she married Thomas O誰eill. Mr. and Mrs. O誰eill sailed from Limerick,
Ireland, for Quebec, making the journey in four weeks, a remarkably quick trip in those days. They located at Bytown,
Ontario, now the city of Ottawa. Ten years later they came to Ogdensburg, New York, USA, where they continued to reside
until the death of Mr. O誰eill, which occurred twelve years ago. Mr. O誰eill was a veteran of the Civil War, having
served in the 142nd Regiment, Co. C., N.Y.V. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. O誰eill, four of whom are now
living. The children were Mrs. James Lightfoot, Mrs. Allen Fraser, William O誰eill, of this city; John O誰eill of Chicago,
Illinois, USA; Timothy, Thomas, James and Annie O誰eill, the four last named being dead. Besides the four children mentioned,
Mrs. O誰eill is survived by two brothers who reside in Canada, and three sisters, viz: Mrs. John Brophy of Napanee, Ont;
Mrs. Thomas Fuller who resides in Iowa, and Mrs. Edward Burns of this city. Mrs. O誰eill痴 age
was 78 years, 11 months and 12 days.
Tnanks to Sue for the above ... Al
E-mail Jerry Tierney, Sue, Tanya Whatman, Bonnie Clark and Al Lewis
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