Author Topic: Ann McDonnagh. Born 1798 Montreal  (Read 181 times)

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Ann McDonnagh. Born 1798 Montreal
« on: Friday 12 June 20 14:34 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I've hit a bit of a brick wall here.  I know that she was born in 1798 in Montreal, as several Census returns in England state this.  She was married to a British Soldier, Christopher Taylor in September 1819, after which the couple moved to England.

The issue I am having is that I cannot find any information about her parents or her background.   Can anyone help me find her parents and where the McDonnaghs originate? 

I've attached details from the record of the wedding below.

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Re: Ann McDonnagh. Born 1798 Montreal
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 13 June 20 00:07 BST (UK) »
A few clues.  Witness is a James McDonnough -- likely a brother -- and consent was given by her widowed mother so father is deceased.

Have you tried genealogiequebec.com (paid site)


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Re: Ann McDonnagh. Born 1798 Montreal
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 June 20 00:17 BST (UK) »
A few clues.  Witness is a James McDonnough -- likely a brother -- and consent was given by her widowed mother so father is deceased.

Have you tried genealogiequebec.com (paid site)
Never knew of that site.  Thanks. :)


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Re: Ann McDonnagh. Born 1798 Montreal
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 June 20 00:25 BST (UK) »
It also indicates that Christopher was a sawyer by profession, not a soldier, of Chambly.

Also found the baptism of a James McDunnough, son of John McDunnough and Lucy Hewson(?) in Montreal in 1816; one of the witnesses was an Ann McDunnough. Other children of this couple indicate that John is a tailor.

Also found a burial for a Mary McDonough, a widow, aged 89 years, in 1834.  She is likely too old to be Ann's mother.