General Church Records

The Smiths Falls and Brockville church records, in general from the LDS films and compiled by Anne Burgess

Here are some various records of Kennys in the Tomacork Parish

 

Transcribed records of St. Francis de Sales on Feb. 11, 2005

 

  27-5-1848

Jeremiah, born May 27 to

Michael Donavan and Johannah Mahoney

Sponsors: Patrick Donavin and Mary Cassidy

 

16-7-1848

John, born 14th, to

Martin Morrissey and Mary Barry

Sponsors: Thomas Donavan and Ann Groves

 

15-10-1848

James Amos, b. Sept. 8 to

George Coons and Mary Murphy

Sponsor: James Murphy and Margaret Hunt

 

18-2-1849, Married

Patrick Donavan, s. of Lawrence Donovan and Mary Murphy, Kitley

and

Margaret McGinnis, d. of John McGinnis and Bridget Gorman, Parish of Mount Newtown, Co. Meath

Witnesses: John Hunt and Catherine Trainor

 

29-4-1849

Bridget, born 23rd to

Patrick Hynes and Mary Donlevy

Sponsors: Edward Judge and Bridget Hunt

 

15-7-1849

Bridget, born June 1 to

Andrew Hunt and Mary Balf

Sponsors: John Hunt and Jane Hunt

 

10-9-1849

Married

Thomas Loughman, s. of James Loughman and Hanah O’Neil, deceased

and

Ann McCracken, d. of William McCracken and Fabey Green

Witnesses: James Shanks and Mary Shanks

 

 

 

 

Same day:

Received abjuration of aforesaid Ann McCracken in the presence of Michael Shanks and Mary Shanks

[so the witness to the marriage was maybe MICHAEL, not James Shanks]

 

Nov ___ 1849

Married

John Neilson, s. of Patrick Neilson, Co. Clare, Ireland and Mary Toohey Co. Clare, Ireland

and

Ann Doyle, d. of Lawrence Doyle and Mary Sunderland, both of Co. Wexford

Witnesses: William Ronan and Ann Mara and William Mara

John Neilson and Ann Doyle are both residents of Kitley

 

1-1-1850

Richard, s. of

Patrick Caughlin and Mary Donavin

Sponsors: Michael Dempsey and Margaret Dunovin

 

Married:

Owen Waters, s. of Michael Waters and Bridget Ternon of

Mullawresmee [???], Co. Wexford, Ire.

and

Catherine Breen, d. of John Breen and Bridget Doyle of Bundoran, Co. Wexford

Sponsors: Patrick Breen and Catherine Breen

 

20-1-1850

Margaret Ellen, b. Nov. 20, 1849 to

John Ward and Mary Ann McGillivray

Sponsors: James Shanks and Elizabeth Gallagher

 

February 13, 1850

Mary, b. 30 Jan. 1849 to

Lawrence Kelly and Constansia Eagers

Sponsors: Martin Synott and Mary Balf

 

Feb. 24, 1850

Sarah, b. 26 Dec. to

Patrick Kenny and Sarah Wilton (?)

Sponsors: Michael Dunn and Ann Dunn

 

February 24, 1850

Daniel, s. of

Holmes Fowler and Mary Hunt

Sponsors: James Traynor and Jane Hunt

 

15-4-1850

Thomas, born the 8th to

Owen Foley and Mary McGoveran

Sponsors: Terence Foley and Bridget Kenney

 

Apr. 30, 1850

Married:

Edward Tallon, s. of Edward Tallon and Mary Heffernon, deceased, of Parish of Clonmore, Co. Wicklow, Ire., and

Catherine Cummings, d. of

Patrick Cummings and Catherine Stafford, also deceased, Parish of Rositown, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Witnesses: Patrick O’Brien and Jane O’Reily

P. O’Connell, priest

 

17-5-1850

Patrick, b. Apr. 27

to Patrick Donavin and Ann Bolf

Sponsors: Thomas Bolf and Margaret Hunt

 

Apr. 13, 1852

John, s. of

Daniel Murphy and Catherine Finnuchan

Sponsors: Lawrence Synod and Mary Ballf

 

May 29, 1852

Thomas, b. 24 ----, s. of

Martin Kenney and Mary T---- [big ink blot on this one]

Sponsors: Thomas Cammel [Carrel?] and Catherine Rine__

 

11-6-1853

Ann, b. yesterday to

Michael Lowman and Mary Balf, S. Elmsley

Sponsors: Thomas Lowman and Mary Balf

 

Jan. 2, 1854

Bridget Anne, b. same day to

Robert Boyde and Bridget Foster

Sponsors: Michael Lowman and Mary Balf

 

Feb. 21, 1855

James, b. 18 Oct. last to

Peter Byrne and Mary Bolf

Sponsors: Peter Synnott and Ann Bolf

 

 

 

June 14, 1855

Mary Ann, b. 7th instant to

Patrick Byrns and Mary Balf

Sponsors: Pat Balf and Mary Clare

[Mary Ann later married Peter McDonald]

 

Nov. 27, 1856

Mary, b. Nov. 26 to

Thomas Elen and Mary Malone

Sponsors: Michael Kenny and Margaret English

Michael Lynch, priest

 

17-5-1858

Married

John Hunt, mission of Kitley to Ann Byrne, mission of Smiths Falls

Witnesses: John Traynor and Mary Kenny

 

7-11-1860

Married

Patrick O’Brien, s. of

Daniel O’Brien and Catherine O’Neill
to

Elizabeth Kenny, d. of James Kenney and Rose Farrel (?)

no witnesses named

 

6-7-1860

Margaret Ann, b. 6th ultimo to

Felix Bisnett and Alice Murry

Sponsors: Michael Ward and Ellen Lowman

[mother is Alice Foster, I believe]

 

1-1-1861

Ellen, born 18th ultimo of unknown parents

Sponsors: Michael Moloughny and Mrs. Shanks

 

There were two entries for this next one:

 

5th May 1863

Married, after publ. of 2 banns, 3rd dispensed

James Cahill, son of Luke Cahill and Catherine Timmons

to

Ann Dunavine, d. of Patrick Dunavine and Anne Balf

Witnesses: James Kelly and Mary Dignan

 

23 April 1863

Married

James Cahill, s. of Luke Cahill and Catherine Timon

to

Ann Dunavine, d. of Patrick Dunavin and Ann Balf

Witnesses: Patrick Balf and Ann Ronan

 

11-3-1863

Michael, born 24th ultimo to

James Shanks and Ann Sweeney

Sponsors: Michael Shanks and Mrs. Shanks

 

10-3-1863

Elizabeth, born 30 Jan. to

James White and Elizabeth King

Sponsors: Thomas Balf and Margaret Balf

 

3-9-1863

Mary, born 19 Jan. last to

Thomas Toughy and Catherine Kennedy

Sponsors: Thomas Balf and Mary Balf

 

4-3-1864

Luke, born 10th ultimo to

James Cahill and Dunavine Ann

Sponsors: Luke Cahill and Mrs. Dignan

 

4-3-1864

Bridget Johanna, born 17th last January to

David Mahony and Honora McDonald

Sponsors: John Russell and Widow Mahoney

 

12-2-1866

Catherine, born 11 Dec. 1865 to

William Mahoney and Honora McDonald

Sponsors: Mrs. Peter Healy and Mrs. Peter Healy [that’s what he wrote!]

Michael Clune, priest

[The father is no doubt David Mahoney, given the problem with the witnesses’ names.]

 

20-11-1864

Maria, born 25th ultimo to

Felix Bisnett and Alice Foster

Sponsors: James Foster and Margaret Balf

 

1-10-1865

Catherine, born 3rd ultimo to

James Cahill and Ann Dunavine

Sponsors: Peter Sinnott and Ann Balf

 

 

First, here's a child born to Bridget Foster (d. of James Foster and Margaret Balfe of Kitley), with the Lowman couple as godparents:

 

Jan. 2, 1854

Bridget Anne, b. same day to

Robert Boyde and Bridget Foster

Sponsors: Michael Lowman and Mary Balf

 

And then I found a Thomas Lowman, not a Fitzwilliam evictee I thought, who was on the scene early. I wasn't going to copy his entry, but then I found him later as godfather to the Fitzwilliam-evicted Lowman family:

 

 

10-9-1849

Married

Thomas Loughman, s. of James Loughman and Hanah O’Neil, deceased

and

Ann McCracken, d. of William McCracken and Fabey Green

Witnesses: James Shanks and Mary Shanks

 

 Same day:

Received abjuration of aforesaid Ann McCracken in the presence of Michael Shanks and Mary Shanks

[so the witness to the marriage was maybe MICHAEL (husband of Mary Balfe), not James Shanks]

 

11-6-1853

Ann, b. yesterday to

Michael Lowman and Mary Balf, S. Elmsley

Sponsors: Thomas Lowman and Mary Balf

 

And here's my big find of the day! I went back to check the Loaghman/Lowman eviction notice, and there's Thomas, Michael's brother. (I had noticed that Thomas's mother's name was Hannah, and Michael had a daughter called Hannah.)

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8-4-1891

The body of Mrs. Mary McDonald, aged 46 years, was interred in the cemetery of this mission.

Witnesses: James Shanks and Thomas Balfe

 

Jan.? 30, 1887

Bap. Clara, b. 18th Dec.

James Cahill and Anne Donovan

Sp: Terrence Banville and Clara Ann Kelly

 

Married June 24 1902 to

Arthur McCabe by Rev. Thos. Kelly

 

Apr. 22, 1883

Agnes, born to

James Cahill and Ann Donovan

Sp: Thomas Synott and Bridget Ann Synott

 

Feb. 22, 1885

Lauretta, b. 18 Feb. to

James Cahill and Ann Donovan

Godmother: Catherine Donovan

 

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Early records from Brockville, Ontario

 

The baptism of Patrick Balfe, born at sea, is here too.

 

St Francis Xavier Church 66 Church St. Brockville

 

Caroline Flood b 3/18/1838

Parents: James Flood and Margaret Booney

Sponsors: Bernard Mooney and Mary Murphy

 

(James Flood listed as a sponsor to many baptisms 1838 & 39)

Peter Flood July 20, 1839

Parents: James Flood and Margaret Connors

Sponsors: Garrett Kavanagh and Bridget Cox

Fr. Philip O’Reilly

 

Margaret Hand 12/8/1839

William Hand and Anne Lynch

Sponsors: James Traynor and Mary Barry

 

Michael O’Connor age 8 years

Baptised conditionally 2/20/1831

Parents: Bridget Traynor and Daniel O’Connor

Sponsors: James McDonnell and Judith Murray

 

Ellen O’Connor b 2/20/1839

Sponsors Charles Levatt and Charles Normanda

 

1840 Baptisms”

 

Catherine Mulholland 2/25/1840

Parents: Bernard Mulholland and Mary Traynor

Sponsors: Patrick Bowland and Mary Boland

 

Thomas Donovan b 4/21/1840

Patrick Donovan and Anne Ralph

James Shanks and Catherine Hunt

 

Matthew Leader B 12/1836 bapt 1/1/1840

Robert Leader and Jane Joe?

Thomas Connors and Ellen Cox

 

Joseph Leader bapt 1/1/1840 age 5

Robert Leader and Jane Joe

James Flood and Margaret Conners

 

Mary Macdonnell b 3/12/1840

John MacDonnell and Ellen McDonnell

Sponsors: Holmes Fowler and Mary Donovan

 

James Slack b 7/9/1840

Benjamin Slack and Mary O’Keefe

Sponsors: Thomas Connnors and Ellen Flannagan

 

Margaret Traynor – 6/29/1840

James Traynor and Mary Murphy

Sponsors: John Brannan and Mary Donovan

1841 – St Francis Xavier Church Brockville

 

Joseph Levitt age 16 mos bapt: 2/21/1841

Parents: Charles Levitt and Charlotte Normande

Sponsors: Daniel O’Connor and Mary Donavin

 

John Murphy bapt age 5 years

Patrick Murphy and Sintha Holiday

Sponsors: William Ronnan and Margaret Nugent

 

Mary Donovan b 4/15/1841

Thomas Donovan and Bridget Fogarty

Sponsors: James Traynor and Mary Hunt

 

Edward O’mara  b 4/14/1841

William O’Mara and Margaret Ronan

Sponsors Thomas Hall and Elizabeth O’Mara

 

Margaret O’Connor b 6/4/1841

Parents: Daniel O’Connor and Bridget Traynor

Sponsors: John Calafran and Maryanne Haselton

 

Catherine Donovan b 11/12/1841

Michael Donovin and Joanna Mahoney

Sponsor: Holmes Fowler and Mary Donovin

 

James Traynor b 8/4/1842

James Traynor and Mary Murphy

John Brennan and Mary Reddy

 

John Flood b 9/8/1842

Anthony Flood and Bridget O’Connor

Sponors: Timothy Sweeney and Bridget O’Hara

 

Patrick Balfe b 7/22/1842

Thomas Balfe and Bridget Britten

Sponsors: Patrick Donovan and Anne Balfe

 

Elizabeth Mulholland b 8/16/1842

Bernard Mulholland and Mary Traynor

Michael Murphy and Mary Brothers

 

Baptisms 1843

 

Anthony Flood b 2/3/1843

John Flood and Ellen McCann

Sponsors: William Dempsey and Catherine McCarty

 

Michael Donovan 10/9/1843

Michael Donovan and Johannah Mahoney

Sponsors; John Coughlin and Mary Hunt

 

1844 baptisms”

 

Stephen Fowler b 3/29/1844

Holmes Fowler and Mary Hunt

Sponsors: James Burns and Mary Donovan

 

George Traynor b 3/28/1844

John Traynor and Anne Floyd

Sponsors: Terrance Coughlin and Catherine Traynor

 

James Ivey b 2/4/1844

John Ivey and Honora Donohue

James Donohoe and Celia Johnsen

 

James Donovan 1/4/1845

Patrick Donovan and Anne Balfe

 

Thomas Traynor b 12/27/1845

John Traynor and Anne Floyd

Holmes Fowler and Margaret McGinnis

 

1846

Richard Gannan 12/13/1846

Thomas Gannan and Mary Coughlin

Charles O’Connor and Eleanor McCarthy

 

1847

 

William Ronan  4/8/1847

William Ronan and Ellen Doyle

 

Anne Donovan 7/24/1847

Patrick Donovan and Anne Balfe

Sponsors: Thomas Balfe and Mary Balfe

 

Mary Ann Hunt  9/7/1847

Andrew Hunt and Mary Balfe

James Hunt and Catherine McAndrew

 

Confirmations may 16, 1847

John Hunt

Patrick Donovan

Bernard McNamee

Michael Hunt

Cornelius Donovan

Jane Hunt

 

1855

James Cavanaugh b 1/6/1855 bapt 2/18/1855

Parents: Moses Cavanaugh and Margaret Flood

Matthew Ronayne and Mrs Ronayne

 

1859

Margaret Flood bapt 4/8/1859

Patrick Flood and Catherine Connors

Sponsors: Lawrence Garrie and Ellen Cavanaugh

 

John Flood bapt 4/26/1859

James Flood and Elizabeth Byrne

Sponsors: John Byrne and Catherine Coby   Father Henry Byrne

 

Daniel Slack bapt 4/26/1859

Ben Slack and Johanna O’Connor

Sponsors: John Flood and Julianna Slack

 

1865

Mary Teresa Lynch 1/28/1865  b 12/4/1864

Peter Lynch and Alice Rownan

Sponsors: Hugh Lynch and Elizabeth Lynch

 

Completed Volumn II. Start at vol IIB page 1. skipped to marriage up to page 44

 

Married may 3, 1843 Holmes Fowler to Mary Hunt witness Daniel Hunt and James Shanks

 

Jan 14, 1844 – Andrew Hunt and Mary Balphe witness Michael Shanks and Patrick Donovan

 

Nov 12, 1844 – James Byrne to Catherine Hunt. Witness Holmes Fowler and Daniel Hunt

 

Jan 11, 1846 – Patrick Coughlin to Mary Traynor witnesses James Traynor and Patrick Donovin (KF note: the bride was Mary Donavin, NOT Mary Traynor. Mary Donavin was a daughter of Mary Murphy and Patrick Donavin Sr. from Watergrasshill, Co. Cork, and a sister to Patrick Donavin Jr.)

 

Nov 10, 1868 Joseph Leeder to Ellen Cavanaugh witness Nicholas Ronan and Teresa Fox

He son of Robert Leeder and Jane Joe; she the daughter of Moses Cavanaugh and Margaret Flood

 

John McCardell and Mary Anne Connors 1/18/1870 witnesses James McArdell and Teresa Fox.  He the son of Andrew and Sarah McArdle and she is the daughter of Thomas Connors and Ellen Cox.

 

Parents: Anthony O’connor and Sarah Cauley

Sarah Loretta b 12/6/1884 bapt 2/2/1885

Sponsors Holmes Hart and Mrs Nolan

 

Michael Cleary b 11/17/1889 bapt 12/18/1889

Sponsors Patrick O’Mara and Mrs O’Mara

 

Charlotte Maud Yates 10/1/1885  bapt 2/4/1890

Phillip Yates and Teresa Kennedy

Witnesses Mary Kennedy and John Morrisey

 

5/9/1854

Michael Lappan son of James Lappana and Mary Thompson married Catherine Ivy daughter of John and Ann Donaghue. Witnesses John Ivy and Robert Lappin