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Submitter: Judy Angus
LCGS Membership #: #1018
Email Address: Click here to send EMAIL - Mailing Address: P.O. Box 965, Atikokan, Ontario P0T 1C0
Surname of Person: Mary Ann Rathwell

Robert Irvine came to Quebec from Ireland (born about 1800 in either Irvine, Scotland or Ireland) with wife, Nancy "Ann(e)" Kellock (Illat or Tetloch).

Robert and Nancy (Ann's) sons were:
1) John Irvine born abt 1826 married Mary Ann Rathwell born 1828 (daughter of William Thomas Rathwell and Sarah Morris). They later moved to Montague Twp. near Franktown, Lanark County.

Any information on these families that remained in Lanark County would be very helpful. Thanks.

Date submitted: 30th April 2009

Submitter: Ron W. Shaw
LCGS Membership #: #880
Email Address: Click here to send Email
Surname of Person: Richards
Time Period: 18th Century - Drummond Township

Seeking ancestor/family information for William Richards (c1790-1854) believed to have been born in County Wexford, Ireland. Joined Royal Navy c1802, in 1817 was commanding a merchant vessel sailing London to Portugal. Married (c1816) Mary Richardson, d/o Dorothea Blake-Richardson (c1765-1818). Capt William & Mary Richards emigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada 1818, then moved to New Brunswick, Canada from where he sailed his own vessel the “William & Mary” in the West Indies trade until it was lost in a storm. Capt. Richards moved to Perth (Lanark County), Ontario, Canada in 1831 where he commanded a canal steamer the “Enterprise” for several years. William had at least one sister, Elizabeth who married Patrick Busher & produced a son Thomas (b. c1826). William & Mary Richards had no known children.

Date submitted: 30 May 2009

Submitter: Joan Finlayson
LCGS Membership #: #601
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Surname of Person: Ryan
Time Period: 18th Century - Bathurst Township

Researching: Ryan, Ann from 1807-1882 in Bathurst Twp. Seeking information on Ann Ryan born in Limerick, Ireland married Thomas Quigley; children Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, Thomas James R. Who were her parents and siblings? When did she immigrate to Canada and with whom?

Date submitted: 30 Jan 2010

Submitter: Rose Mary Sarsfield
LCGS Membership #: #667
Email Address: Click here to send Email
Surname of Person: William Richards
Time Period: Drummond Twp, Lanark Co.

Researching: early information on William Richards, son of William Richards and unknown, born April 1813 in Ireland, lived Drummond Twp, Lanark Co. Married mary Ann Dockerel of Clayton 10 July 1843, Church of England, Perth. Lived Bastard Twp, Leeds Co, from about 1848-1865 when family moved to Tustin, Waushara Co, Wisconsin. Would like to know his mother’s name and thus identify siblings. Willing to share later information on family.

Date submitted: 30 Jan 2010

Submitter: Carol D. Ritchie
LCGS Membership #: #173
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Surname of Person: John Ritchie
Time Period:  

Seeking photographs of children of John Ritchie (1793-1864) and Mary Blair Wilson (1796-1857). This couple married Nov 7, 1820 and resided Lot 10 Con 1 Bathurst Twp. Lanark Co. Eleven children survived to adulthood.

Samuel Ritchie (1825-1914) md to Phoebe Eliza Blanchard --- moved to US about 1851, settled in Michigan

Janet Ritchie (unmarried) (1827-1880)

Jane Ritchie (1828-1859) md Joseph White

Wm Ritchie (unmarried) (1829-1862)

George Ritchie (1832-1895) md Jessie Nichol, Bathurst Twp.

Robert Ritchie (1833-1888) md Mary Mason Miller, Bathurst Twp.

Susan Ritchie (1837-1890) md John Menzies (brother of her sister-in-law Jane Menzies), Bathurst Twp.

I have photos of the other four children and am willing to share. Mary Ritchie (b 1821) md to John Campbell, Proton Twp, Grey County; John Ritchie Jr. (1823-1906) md to Jane Menzies, S. Sherbrooke Twp; James Ritchie (1835-1911) md to Eliza Byers (my great-grandparents), Bromley Twp, Renfrew County; and Anne Ritchie (1840-1884) md to Wm. Hendry of Brockville Ontario

Date submitted: 24 Feb. 2010

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