Surnames in My Tree

Surnames in My Tree

I will also be adding summaries of each family listed below so check back or better yet get in touch with me if you too have one of these surnames in your tree. The surnames that do have a short summary are bolded.

Oh, and are we a match? Gedmatch T509873

Cheatley, Cudlipp, Dever, Gallagher, Guinnessy, Harrop, Hodgins, Jeffery, Jillings, Jordan, Lee, Loftus, McHugh, McGowan, McMahon, McNamara, Melody, Moran, Mordy, Murray, Norton, Quigley, Potter, Prendergast, Reddy, Sharp, Stewart, Tipper

Locations: Canada of course – Montreal & Quebec City as well as the following Ontario Counties: Grey, Carleton, Renfrew, York, Wentworth, Dufferin, Wellington, Halton, Frontenac

Harrop – Lewis Harrop was from Lancashire, England, born about 1800. He is said to have traveled to Pennsylvania with a brother and owned a mill. He married Anna Eliza Stickle in 1837 and their first three children were born in New York. They moved to Etobicoke, York Co., Ontario where Lewis died in 1861.

Hodgins – my Hodgins line ties in with the early Hodgins families that arrived in Canada. Thomas Hodgins (b.1787) from Tipperary, Ireland. Thomas’ first wife MaryAnn had four children before her death in c.1820. Thomas married a second time to Elizabeth Cavanaugh, and 11 more children were born. The family has been well researched in the book “Hodgins, Kindred Forever” . My line is the firstborn son from Thomas’ first marriage, Richard Hodgins he married Mary Powell and they lived in Huntley, Carleton Co., Ontario.

Jeffery – Robert Jeffery/Jafferey (many other spellings) was born in Scotland about 1796. He arrived in Canada and was married in Quebec City to Elizabeth Tipper in 1818. The family moved back and forth between Montreal and Quebec City, possibly for work, Robert was a stone mason. They seemed to have had a troubled marriage as the records have indicated.

Jordan – Samuel Jordan was born in Ireland in about 1818. He and his wife Mary Quigley had a son William in Quebec City on Christmas Day in 1852. Samuel worked his life as a laborer, managed to avoid census records (the first census he is found on is the 1881 census) and passed away in Quebec City in 1886.

McMahon – Cornelius McMahon was an Irish farmer from O’Callaghans Mills, County Clare. He arrived in Canada (1851) with parents Michael McMahon and Margaret McNamara and siblings, Edward (civil war veteran), Michael, John and possibly more. He settled in Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario in the 1850s.

Murdie/Mordy – Joseph Murdie, his wife Elizabeth Watson and their three boys George, Thomas, and Joseph left Northumberland, England for Ontario in 1818. They first went to the Bathurst area and later made their home in Huntley, Carleton Co., Ontario. George Mordy is my ancestor and his married Mary Potter in 1834 in the Parish of March. I have yet to uncover Mary Potter’s story.

Norton – Richard L Norton was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in 1819 to parents Jeremiah Norton (shipwright) and Elizabeth Sharp (widow of Charles Wright). In 1854 Richard married in Quebec City to Hannah Pozer Jeffery d/o Robert Jeffrey and Elizabeth Tipper. Richard was a sailor likely around Quebec City. Richard stayed in touch with his relatives who lived in Hackney, England. Richard died in 1893 in Quebec City and his wife in Montreal in 1917.

Stewart – William Stewart was born about 1804 in Perthshire, Scotland. It is unknown when he came to Canada or what brought him here. In 1846 he married a widow Mary (Loftus) McGowan who had three children. Together they added five children to the household and moved to Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario. Many of the children moved to Minnesota, Montana and some coming back to settle in Saskatchewan.

Tipper – John Tipper was married to Gertrude Cudlipp in Quebec in 1795, their first child Anne was born in Montreal. John was a soldier with the Royal Artillery and was stationed in Kingston, Ontario; Quebec City and Montreal. John’s wife died in 1805 in Kingston, he passed away in the Cholera outbreak in Montreal in 1832.

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