Author Topic: Prince Edward Island James McKenna (1821 -1881) & Mary Trainer (1822 - ?)  (Read 4800 times)

Offline danmckenna1961

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Help, I am stuck need help locating information about their parents:
James McKenna (b: 1821 in Monaghan, Ireland) & (d: 1881 Fort Augustus, PEI)
his wife Mary Trainor, (Trainer or Traynor) possibly born in Ireland in 1822, died in Fort Augustus, PEI.
Their Children:
Joseph McKenna (b: abt 1851 Ireland)
Susan McKenna (b: 15 July 1852 Ireland or PEI)
Catherine McKenna (b: 1858 in PEI)
Mary McKenna (b: 1860 in PEI)
Patrick J McKenna (b: 04 Aug 1853 in PEI) & (d: 24 Nov 1940 Fort Augustus, PEI / Hallifax NS), possibly died in WWI.......married 27 Aug 1889 to Margaret Kelly (b: 11 Dec 1862 - d: 1954 in Fort Augustus, PEI)

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Re: Prince Edward Island James McKenna (1821 -1881) & Mary Trainer (1822 - ?)
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 August 14 19:09 BST (UK) »
As the births are prior to Civil Registration in Ireland 1864 you can only hope to locate Baptism records.   www.rootsireland.ie a pay to view site may have some records. :)

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Re: Prince Edward Island James McKenna (1821 -1881) & Mary Trainer (1822 - ?)
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 August 14 19:20 BST (UK) »
Had a quick look @ rootsireland site and its showing a Baptism Record for James McKenna (Twin) in 1820 in Co Monaghan.   You would need to register on the site and purchase credits to enable you to view the record.  There are 3 marriages showing for James McKenna in 1848 (no guarantee any of these are the person you are seeking)  :)

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Re: Prince Edward Island James McKenna (1821 -1881) & Mary Trainer (1822 - ?)
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 August 14 01:09 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Susan was born in P.E.I.


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Are you looking for Canadian records? If not, perhaps this is best posted on the Irish board.

Cheers,
DB

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Re: Prince Edward Island James McKenna (1821 -1881) & Mary Trainer (1822 - ?)
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 December 14 00:22 GMT (UK) »
It seems the poster may need Irish as well as Canadian records...
There was also a Bridget born circa 1867 P.E.I. marrying a Patrick Sheridan, Mass U.S.A.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12446-48852-87?cc=1469062

adding:  family after death of James 9 to show there were more children)
1881 census Lot 36, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada ( page 42)
Mary c.1822 Ireland  with children all born P.E.I.   Patrick c.1855    Anne c.1851 
Susan c.1853   Catharine c.1859   Mary c.1861   James c.1863   Bridget c.1866
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e325/e008113768.jpg
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Re: Prince Edward Island James McKenna (1821 -1881) & Mary Trainer (1822 - ?)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 December 14 00:43 GMT (UK) »
Looking at that same census   May be coincidence but only 2 households before them are:
Patrick Trainor age 34  & wife Catherine age 32 - both born P.EI
with many children and then also in household are:
Anne Trainor 1821 Ireland
Margaret Callaghan 1801Ireland
James McKown 1828 Ireland
Margaret Trainor 1846  PEI

The proximity is certainly noteworthy. I'm enticed to dig further...
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Re: Prince Edward Island James McKenna (1821 -1881) & Mary Trainer (1822 - ?)
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 December 14 01:27 GMT (UK) »
1881 census, on the same lot 36, Queens, Prince Edward Island
Some or all could be related to your James - digging required

Page  20- a John c.1827 Ireland, wife Bridget ( Began) & 10 children b. PEI many have similar naming to yours
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-12692-23896-54?cc=1827217
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e325/e008113757.jpg
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e325/e008113758.jpg

Page 28 - a Bernard c. 1819 Ireland & Bridget ( Duffy) & 8 children, but large gap say there were likely more https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-12692-24047-3?cc=1827217
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e325/e008113761.jpg

Page 46 - a Patrick c. 1801 Ireland, wife Alice b. Ire and children John c.1841 & Ellen c.1844 born Ireland and a younger child in household http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e325/e008113770.jpg
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Re: Prince Edward Island James McKenna (1821 -1881) & Mary Trainer (1822 - ?)
« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 December 14 02:07 GMT (UK) »
http://www.islandregister.com/mckenna1.html

Found a few things looking for "Pius" mckenna
http://www.islandregister.com/beagan1.html

!!!and this one, with a "Pius Francis"  but not a "Peter Pius" seems to have the information on your Irish family - parents James Patrick McKenna & Margaret Grey. You'd still have to research this to prove it to be true...Bernard is listed as a sibling to your James, Not sure if the others in 1881 fit in as well...
https://sites.google.com/site/themckennafamilypages/family-map/mckenna-tree
Pius might just be a religious naming that has nothing to do with family ties, though...
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Re: Prince Edward Island James McKenna (1821 -1881) & Mary Trainer (1822 - ?)
« Reply #8 on: Friday 05 December 14 02:34 GMT (UK) »
Bernard, shown on FHS 1901 transcription https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHPW-BNT
the actual image says born Jan.1st  1815, immigration around 1841...( ugh- transcribed as McRu------ and next page as McKeusua? then McKa?  so good thing for the FHS version for that! ) There is even a Trainor in houshold...I do wonder if her family also came over???
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census/ViewFrame.jsp?id=58965
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census/ViewFrame.jsp?id=58966&highlight=6
Most of them are under McK??
 http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census/SurnameIndex.jsp?subdistrictIndex=4854

and wow, Bridget & Bernard still going stong in 1911 census!
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census11/SplitView.jsp?id=18732

Hey I also found John I think in 1901 as well...Says birth April 10th 1821 Ireland, immigration year 1841
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census/ViewFrame.jsp?id=59029&highlight=36
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