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Alexander Trotter born circa 1799 in Leitrim
« on: Tuesday 26 December 06 01:06 GMT (UK) »
Alexander Trotter, born circa 1799 somewhere in County Leitrim, came to Canada about 1827 (via the Canada Company) with his wife Margaret (maiden name unknown), born circa 1799 in Ireland. 

With them were sons:
-  Robert Trotter born circa 1820 somewhere in County Leitrim, Ireland
-  William Trotter born circa 1821 somewhere in County Leitrim, Ireland

I don't know  if they had any other children who were born in Ireland.

These children were born in Pittsburgh, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada:
-  John Trotter born circa 1829
-  Jane Trotter born circa 1834
-  Alexander Trotter born circa 1836
-  Mary Trotter born circa 1840

Alexander and Margaret's grandson, Beecham Trotter, mentioned in his book that the Trotters were from Leitrim.

Seeking any family or info on family who might have stayed in Ireland or emigrated elsewhere.

Thank you!
Josephine
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Re: Alexander Trotter born circa 1799 in Leitrim
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 June 15 11:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Josephine:

My great great great grandfather was James Trotter abt. 1783 who married Sarah Campbell in the Church of Ireland, Manorhamilton, Cloonclare, Leitrim in 1819. He moved his family to ON in the late 1830's, possibly 1837. His daughter Ann married my great great grandfather Samuel Carson, who was also from Leitrim, in Grey ON. There's a good chance the Trotters and Carsons knew each other in Leitrim.

I've done a bit of work on the Trotters and am thinking yours might be related. There weren't many. I think James had a brother John, and they probably lived in Tullyskeherny townland just outside the town of Manorhamilton. There was a clump of them from here.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best,

Ray Swanson
White Rock, BC

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Re: Alexander Trotter born circa 1799 in Leitrim
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 June 15 12:16 BST (UK) »
A few Trotter g/stones on igp-web...  http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm  search box on page

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Re: Alexander Trotter born circa 1799 in Leitrim
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 June 15 22:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks. I've already seen those.

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Re: Alexander Trotter born circa 1799 in Leitrim
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 June 15 22:40 BST (UK) »
Yes I knew that, of course!!

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Re: Alexander Trotter born circa 1799 in Leitrim
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 June 15 00:21 BST (UK) »
I do appreciate you pointing it out! No doubt the Trotter headstones at Manorhamilton COI are relatives of mine.

My main quest is trying to find my Carson Leitrim origins.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Ray

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Re: Alexander Trotter born circa 1799 in Leitrim
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 June 15 17:17 BST (UK) »
Hi, Ray:

Thanks so much for your message!

Unfortunately, I don't have any information about the Trotters' lives in Ireland or any connections to a Carson family.

All I know is that, according to Beecham's book, the family came  from County Leitrim, their ship landed at Quebec and the family settled in Frontenac County, Ontario.

As adults, Beecham and his cousin Alex (my husband's g-g-grandfather) left Ontario and helped to settle the town of Brandon, Manitoba.

Beecham's book contains scant information about his family origins.

Best regards,
Josephine
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Re: Alexander Trotter born circa 1799 in Leitrim
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 16 June 15 21:11 BST (UK) »
Thanks Josephine:

I used to live in Brandon. Interesting.

I've had a look at what Irish records I could find, and don't see any of your relatives, mostly because the records don't usually go back far enough. The name Alexander only comes up in the Trotters from Killarga Parish who mostly lived in Altavra townland, and also Gortahork.

Looks like mine came from the Manorhamilton area, and yes, those Manorhamilton COI gravestones are my relatives.

Here are a few records which might be related to your bunch:

Marriages

Church Marriage Record
Date of Marriage - 29-Mar-1847
Parish / District - KILLANUMMERY CHURCH OF IRELAND - (Leitrim) - County - Co. Leitrim
Husband - Wife
Name - Alixander Trotter - Anne Collins
Address - Knocknacullion - Ligreghan
Denomination - Church of Ireland - Church of Ireland
Occupation:
Age:
Status:
Husband's Father - Wife's Father
Name - Thomas Trotter - John - Collins
Knocknacullion is in either Outeragh or Killarga Parish/

Deaths/Burials

Church Burial Record
Name - Mary Trotter - Date of Death - 21-Jul-1828   
Age - 35 - Parish/District - DRUMLEASE CHURCH OF IRELAND
Address - Altavra Killargue - County - Co. Leitrim
Status - Denomination - Church of Ireland
Occupation - Sex - Female

Church Burial Record
Name - Mary Trotter - Date of Death - 10-Jul-1854   
Age - 15 - Parish/District - DRUMLEASE CHURCH OF IRELAND
Address - Killargue - County - Co. Leitrim
Status - Denomination - Church of Ireland
Occupation - Sex - Female

Civil Death Record
Name - Thomas Trotter - Date of Death - 08-Mar-1864
Age - 90 - Parish/District - DRUMKEERAN CIVIL REGISTRATION DISTRICT
Address - Gurtahurka - County - Co. Leitrim
Status - Widower (Male) - Denomination - Not Recorded
Occupation - FARMER - Sex - Male
Graveyard - Informant
Graveyard - Relationship - Occupier
Parish - Name - Jared Ovens
County - Address - Gurtahurka
Gortahork is in Killarga.

Church Burial Record
Name - John Trotter - Date of Death - 08-Jun-1863   [1819]
Age - 44 - Parish/District - CLOONCLARE CHURCH OF IRELAND
Address - Gortahusk Innismagrath - County - Co. Leitrim
Status - Denomination - Church of Ireland
Occupation - Sex - Male
Buried in Cloonclare, so quite possibly one of the Manorhamilton bunch. Probably Gortahork in Killarga.

Civil Death Record
Name - Isabella Trotter - Date of Death - 03-Jul-1905
Age - 16 - Parish/District - DRUMKEERAN CIVIL REGISTRATION DISTRICT
Address - Altavra - County - Co. Leitrim
Status - Spinster (Previously unmarried) - Denomination - Not Recorded
Occupation - CHILD OF ALEXANDER TROTTER A FARMER - Sex - Female
Graveyard - Informant
Graveyard - Relationship - Father
Parish - Name - Alexander Trotter
County - Address - Altavra

Civil Death Record
Name - William Trotter - Date of Death - 04-Oct-1916
Age - 20 - Parish/District - DRUMKEERAN CIVIL REGISTRATION DISTRICT
Address - Altavra - County - Co. Leitrim
Status - Bachelor (Previously unmarried) - Denomination - Not Recorded
Occupation - CHILD OF WILLIAM A FARMER - Sex - Male
Graveyard - Informant
Graveyard - Relationship - Father
Parish - Name - William Trotter
County - Address - Altavra

and the 1901 census:

Surname - Forename - Townland/Street - DED - County - Age - Sex
Killarga Parish is in the south end of the northern half of Leitrim bordering Drumlease on its NW corner.
Trotter - Maria - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 35 - F
Trotter - Elizabeth - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 5 - F
Trotter - Issabella - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 12 - F
Trotter - Anne Jane - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 36 - F
Trotter - Fanny - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 11 - F
Trotter - Isaac - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 9 - M
Trotter - Thomas - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 6 - M
Trotter - Alexandra - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 4 - M
Trotter - William - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 54 - M
Trotter - William - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 5 - M
Trotter - Thomas - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 2 - M
Trotter - William - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 90 - M
Trotter - Alexander - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 50 - M
Trotter - Jane - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 12 - F
Trotter - Gerald - Altavra - Killarga - Leitrim - 0 - M

Regards,

Ray


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Re: Alexander Trotter born circa 1799 in Leitrim
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 16 June 15 23:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much, Ray!

Good luck in your search!

Best regards,
Josephine
England: Barnett; Beaumont; Christy; George; Holland; Parker; Pope; Salisbury
Scotland: Currie; Curror; Dobson; Muir; Oliver; Pryde; Turnbull; Wilson
Ireland: Carson; Colbert; Coy; Craig; McGlinchey; Riley; Rooney; Trotter; Waters/Watters