Orphans Placed in Valcartier Area Homes in 1847 & 1848

 

 
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The names listed here have been extracted from Marianna O'Gallagher's book "Grosse Ile, Gateway to Canada, 1832-1937",  published by Caraig Books, 1984. 

In the book she lists the names of 619 children that were listed in a register kept in 1847 and 1848 by the "La Societe charitable des Dames catholiques de Quebec"

when they operated an orphanage and school in Quebec City.  It is possible that many of these children came from Ireland through Grosse Ile.  Although they are called "orphans",

some had parents who were alive but for various reasons were unable to care for them.  I have not been able to find the majority of those children placed in Valcartier area homes

in the 1852 Census, so it is possible that these were temporary placements.

 

Thank you to Audrey Henderson for transcribing the spreadsheet.  My comments are in the Remarks column in red colored script.  (Question marks were in the original records).

                   

Registration No. Last Name First Name Age Date of Entry Father Mother Parish County Vessel Adopted By/ Remarks
430a & 243 Brien Patrick 14 12/20/1847 John Margaret Mondaniel Cork Avon

Patrick was first adopted on his arrival on 9/7/1847 by Mr. Boulanger in St. Nicholas.  He was subsequetly returned to the orphange and was sent to live with Martin Moylan of Valcartier on 12/20/1847.  His sister, Ellen, aged 15,(9/07/1847) was sent to live with Fran. Baudet in Lotbiniere, and brother, William, aged 12 was also sent to live in Valcartier, although records do not indicate if it was with Martin Moylan.  Neither boys are listed with him in the 1852 Census.

 

244 Brien William 12 9/07/1847 John Margaret Mondaniel Cork Avon

Mr. McGuire, 61 St. Louis, thence to Valcartier (see note for brother, Patrick Brien)

 

135 Byrnes Andrew 18 8/18/1847 Andrew Mary Burn Gilthristle Roscommon ? Peter Brady, Valcartier
185 Caul James 10 8/16/1847 John Elizabeth Carroll Templemore Derry Marchioness of Abercorn

Entered on 8/16 and left for St. Catherine 8/25.  Appears his younger brother, John, aged 4, went to Valcartier on the same date.  Another brother, Richard, aged 3, is listed as dying and that the parents are living.

 

130 Caul John 4 8/16/1847 John Elizabeth Carroll Templemore Derry Marchioness of Abercorn

Mary Murphy, Valcartier (see note for brother, James).  Not listed with Mary Murphy in 1852 Census.

 

405 Griffin Daniel 15 10/26/1847 Marc Mary Lucky Kill Meath Ware Daniel Fawly, St. Casimir
582                                Kavannah Lawrence 8 7/1848 ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Maher, Ste-Catherine
240 Laressy Pat 10 8/30/1847 Phanton Catherine Daughon Abbeyleix Queens Wandsworth

Mr. Neville (location not stated); older brother, Phanton, aged 12, is listed as dying on October 18.  I don't see Pat living with any of the Neville family in Ste-Catherine in the 1852 Census.

 

570 Lavery William 7 7/1/1848 ? ? ? ? ? Mr. Neville (location not stated); was adopted at age 12.
156 Leonard Anne 14 8/20/1847 Nicolas Mary Carlin Tilyallen Louth Greenock  James Farrell, Frampton.  A sister, Judith, aged 9, died on Sept. 7.  A four year old brother, Nicolas, is listed as disappeared.  A sister, Catherine, aged 12, is taken in by Robert Duncan of Frampton.
159 Leonard Michael 10 8/20/1847 Nicolas Mary Carlin Tilyallen Louth Greenock

Patrick Farrell, Frampton (see note on sister, Anne Leonard)

 

149 Madden Maria 11 8/18/1847 James Mary Kenny Lissinoufy Roscommon Virginius

John Flanagan, Stoneham.  There was a John Flanagan (married to Bridget Aylward) who died in October, 1847 at the age of about 33.  Denis Mahon of Strokestown evicted a James Madden, who had 4 members in his family, from the townland of Gurthuse (also sometimes written as Gurtoose)in 1846 or 1847. There was a John Madden, with 3 people in his family, who Mahon also evicted from Gurthuse. (Source: the letter from the Bishop of Elphin that was published in The Freeman's Journal in April 1848 which listed the heads of households evicted by Denis Mahon. I believe the Famine Museum in Strokestown sells copies of this letter and it is available from the County Heritage Center in Strokestown.)
Aboard the Virginius, these Maddens died either at sea or in quarantine at Grosse Ile in 1847:
Edward Madden (no age) embarked May 28, 1847 arrived Aug. 12, 1847
Mary Madden, 25 ditto ditto
Michael Madden, 16 ditto ditto

The Virginius carried ONLY evictees from the Mahon estate. if you have relatives from Lissonuffy, you are eligible to join the Ballykilcline Society.

 

148 Madden Patrick 17 8/18/1847 James Mary Kenny Lissinoufy Roscommon Virginius John Flanagan, Stoneham.  (See note on sister, Maria Madden)
566 Mahony Margaret 11 7/6/1848 ? ? ? ? Agnes Mr. Falconbridge, Connituber
423 Malon John 14 12/14/1847 Charles Margaret McVey Dundale Louth Wellington

Michael Henchy, Ste-Catherine.  Not listed with him in the 1852 Census.

 

442 McGrath Jane 7 3/9/1848 ? ? ? ? ?

Francis Martin, Valcartier.  Child was returned and subsequently given to Mrs. Ant. Fortier on August 24, 1848.

 

100 McNicholas Jane 20 8/9/1847 Pat Mary Melliham Swinsworth Mayo Brougham

Mrs. Frances Martin, Valcartier.  Thence to the U.S.  Two siblings died, Robert, aged 3 (Aug. 31); and Mary, aged 9 (Aug. 20).  Adoption location of another sibling, Bridget, aged 10, is not listed.

 

454g McReavy Anne 13 11/8/1847 Michael Margaret McGuire Glennoly Fermanagh ?

Mrs. Henny at St. Joseph Street in Ste. Catherine.  Had a sister, Sarah, aged 14 who is listed on 9/14/1847 as going to William Hopkins of St. Sylvester.

 

444 Mooney Lawrence 15 4/1/1848 ? ? ? ? ? Edward Finlay, Valcartier.  Not listed in the 1852 Census.
408 Nail Anne 10 11/8/1847 John Mary Murphy Drumkin Meath Wandsworth

This girl has a brother, Patrick, at Neville's, Valcartier.  John at Mme Donney, at Quebec.

 

484 Nealon Edward 11 6/30/1848 James Honora Moylan Coalmeals Clare Governor Cornelius McCarthy, Ste-Catherine
483 Nealon James 15 6/30/1848 James Honora Moylan Coalmeals Clare Governor Dennis McCarthy, Ste-Catherine
418 Ryan Patrick 12 11/25/1847 James Biddy ? Galway Thistle

Mrs. Murphy, Valcartier.  Younger brother, Thomas, aged 8, died December 24.

 

419 Ryan Margaret 10 11/25/1847 James Biddy ? Galway Thistle

Mrs. Murphy, Valcartier.  Younger brother, Thomas, aged 8, died December 24.

 

441 Trahy Michael 12 2/9/1848 ? ? ? ? ? Dennis Shanahan, St. Basile
235 Woodlock Bridget 8 9/8/1847 David Mary Gorman Goulden Tipperary Saquenay Left to join brothers in Upper Canada
232 Woodlock David 14 9/8/1847 David Mary Gorman Goulden Tipperary Saquenay Left to join brothers in Upper Canada
233 Woodlock Edward 12 9/8/1847 David Mary Gorman Goulden Tipperary Saquenay Left to join brothers in Upper Canada
230 Woodlock John 18 9/8/1847 David Mary Gorman Goulden Tipperary Saquenay Left to join brothers in Upper Canada
236 Woodlock Kate 6 9/8/1847 David Mary Gorman Goulden Tipperary Saquenay Left to join brothers in Upper Canada
231 Woodlock Margaret 15 9/8/1847 David Mary Gorman Goulden Tipperary Saquenay Left to join brothers in Upper Canada
234 Woodlock Mary 7 9/8/1847 David Mary Gorman Goulden Tipperary Saquenay Left to join brothers in Upper Canada
229 Woodlock Thomas 20 9/8/1847 David Mary Gorman Goulden Tipperary Saquenay Left to join brothers in Upper Canada

 

 

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