Chart AB - John's (b.1770) son William and his descendants
This family tree was pieced together from the parish records
at Shinrone, plus information from Mrs Whitford of Aghancon and Miss Louise
Primrose, matron of the Ulster Hospital in the 1970's, with later additions
from Jean Gillespie and Georgina Grant in Canada.in 1996
William Grant (b.1808)
William, the fourth son of John Grant (b.1770) and Elizabeth,
was born in Shinrone on 10th Jan 1808. He married Mary Piper (one of his brothers
also married a Piper) in about 1835, probably in Lorrah (the church records
for Lorrah are missing), and lived in Towra until about 1847 (the time of the
famine again). He then moved to Lorrah, where he and his family lived with the
Pipers. Griffiths Valuation show that William had a house in Lorrah in 1850.
Of his children only the eldest, John, stayed in Ireland, where he was landsteward
at Cloghan Castle, Banagher. His daughter MaryAnn, who married Anthony Gallagher
and went to live in Borris Co. Carlow, stayed in Ireland. All the rest emigrated
to London, Ontario, Canada, where they settled in the late 19th century.
William's children were:-
- He married twice. By his first marriage to Margaret Stokes
in 1859 (when his occupation is given as gardener). They had one son:
William, who later emigrated to Canada.
- And by his second marriage to Ann Gilligan in 1864, they
had seven children whilst living in the landsteward's cottage at Cloghan Castle.
- They were:-
- James m.Ethel
Balfour. Emigrated to Canada.
- John m.Susan
Brown. Went to New York. 3 daughters and one son (Charles). John died 1939.
- Eliz Jane
b.1868, d.1962., m.1 Wm Dodds, m.2 G.Stannier Went to British Colombia.
b.1878, d.1950, unmarried.
- Mary b.1879,
d.1961, m.Hugh Bracken in 1911. They had 6 children, one of whom married Alf
James (b 1839, m. 1867, d 1909)
- Born at Towra, married Maria Baskerville at Lorrah 30/5/1867,
died London, Ontario in Aug 1903.
- He emmigrated to London, Ontario about 1875. A landscape
gardener by profession, he became Park Ranger of Victoria Park in London.
His wife died in 1923. His children were
- William Robert
(b 15/5/1868, m 1901, d.1928) Born in Parsonstown, Ireland, he married
Edith Vining, died June 1928 in London ,
(b.1902, m 1930 to Gilmore d.1996)
(b 1904, m.1927, d 1975)
- Allan William
(b1905, m 1931, d.1963)
Eleanor (b 1935)
William (b1935, m 1961)
William Robert ( b.1964)
Heather (b 1965, m 1990)
Jennifer (b 1968, m 1994)
Marion (b1941, m 1963)
Stephen (b1943, unmarried)
- Millard (b 1907,
Peter(b 1938, m 1964)
Wendy (b 1966)
Janet (b 1967)
Lynda (b 1972)
David (b 1939, m 1963)
James (b 1968, )
John (b1969, d.1982)
Donald (b 1940, unmarried)
- Hilda (b.1909, m.1938,
- Anna K (b 1911,
m.1935, d )
- Emily Maria (b.10/7/1873)
- She did not marry and died in 1959.
- Alfred James ( b.14/1/1879)
- A doctor. Married Jane Chapman Fraser. He died in 1930
- Patricia A (b 1912, m 1940, d 1983)
- Isabella (b
1914, m 1937, )
- Nora (b 1917,
m 1939, )
- Married in 1870 to John McCracken. Emigrated to Canada.
Stephen (b 1847, m Julia Lucinda Christian in Lucan, Ontario
6 May 1869, d )
- Emigrated to London, Ontario around 1869. He married Julia
Christian in Canada and had ten children who survived to adulthood. 4 sons
and 6 daughters. He got a job in London, Ontario first for one year with the
police, then from 1870 for 12 years as superintendent of the Victoria Hospital.
He then became Ontario's assessment commissioner in the early years of this
century until he retired. He died there on 11 June 1923. There is a memorial
stained glass window to Stephen and Julia in the St John the Evangelist Church
(b.1870, d 1881 unmarried)
- Died when he was 11 of blood poisoning from a pellet gun
m Wm Garton Allen )
- A nurse, went to New York, became a superintendent of nurses,
married and moved to Auburn
(b.1874, m. J Lee Lawson)
- Also became a nurse in New York, married a patient from New
Mexico and moved there at the turn of the century
( b.1876, m 1900 Lilian ? , d 1925, no children)
- Lived most of his life in New York as a singer
Edmond (b 1877,
m Cecil Johnson , divorced, 2 daughters Florence & Estelle)
- Lived in Detroit
Ethel Jane (b.
1879, m. Wm C Brown)
- Went to Tillsonburg to teach, and married a teacher
(b.1880m. 1 Wm C Falls, 2. Harry Struthers)
- Lived in London, Ontario
Bessie May (b.
1881, m. George White)
- Lived in Vancouver. Her husband was in farm machinery business.
( b. 1883, m Jessie Bell, d. 196? )
- A manufacturers agent and buyer in the clothing trade
Stephen (b1912, m Eleanor Green, d 1991)
David (b1940, m Louise Tanguay 1964 )
Stephen (b 1972)
Nancy (adopted, m.Robert McGregor)
Lucy Adeline (b.
1885, m Alexander Greenlees)
Married a mining engineer from Northern Ontario, lived in Toronto,
and later Hamilton
Aldworth (b.1887, m.Georgina Sutton 1912, d 1966)
- Started working in banking with Molson's bank, then Bank
of Montreal, and managed various branches of the bank until his retirement
John (b1916, m.1950 Claire Jardine , d1990)
A chartered accountant, who became a senior partner with Peat Marwick in Canada,
in charge of the Montreal office.
Retired to London, Ontario.
Georgina ( b.1951, m.Murray McGillivray 1983)
A Masters in Museology, now lives in Calgary
John ( b. 1954, m. Victoria Milton 1986 )
A chartered accountant, living in Toronto
Julia (b 1919, m. Frederick Morrow 1940 )
David ( b. 1922 , m. Betty Dickson 1948, )
A child model for posters, became a real estate lawyer and a QC.
Christine (b. 1950, m. Wm Barber )
Julia (b.1953, m.Bruce Battler )
Carolyn (b.1957 )
Mary ( b. 1928, m.Harley Farr 1946 )
Lives in Pennsylvania
William (b. )
- Emigrated to Canada. Went to Indian Head NWT
- Married to Anthony Gallagher and lived in Borris, Co. Carlow.
She had 6 children, including Rebecca, who married a James Primrose,
and their daughter Olivia Louise supplied material for this chart.
- She appears in both 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses as the
wife of Anthony Gallagher (retired RIC man).
- In the 1901 census Anthony and Mary Gallagher are living in Slyguff, Co.
Carlow with their children Matthew, Francis (Frank), Annie and Elizabeth.
Rebecca (20) is working as a servant in the household of Mr George
F Brooke, in Diswelltown, Dublin.
- In the 1911 census Anthony and Mary are living in Cookstown, Eniskerry,
Wicklow with their daughters Annie and Elizabeth. Matthew and Frank had by
this time emigrated to Canada where they joined the NWMP (later RCMP) and BC
Provincial Police respectively. Rebecca was by this date married to James Primrose
and living in Keady, Co. Armagh with her first child Olivia Louisa. James
is not on the census form he was away on duty as a RIC constable.
- Emigrated to Canada Died unmarried aged 29 on 23rd
November 1888 in London, Ontario
The name Grant did not continue in Ireland with
this branch of the family.
It continued in Canada, and possibly in the USA. I have been
able to trace all the descendants of William's (b.1808) two sons James and Stephen.
I have not been able to trace any of the descendants of his other two sons John
to the Grants at Shinrone