Who Was John Boland? Chatterton House/Queen’s Hotel Registry — The Burgess Family Dynasty


Signature from the Chatterton House (Queen’s Hotel) Guest book 1887— and so weeks ago I began to research yet another name from the book. Who was John Boland? John Boland Sr. signed the book and married Ann Burgess of Smiths Falls. Their son was John Boland Jr. shown in the pictures below and was 8 when Boland Sr. signed the book.


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No photo of Bowland Sr. but we have a dashing photo of John Boland JR.


                                        John Boland JR., Martha Burgess, Charles Stoddard, Mary Burgess- 1902

The bride is Mary A Burgess. The matron of honour is her sister, Martha Burgess. Both are daughters of Nathaniel, brother of Thomas Taylor Burgess.  The groom is Charles R Stoddard, and the best man is John Boland JR. (son of Ann Burgess and John Boland Sr.)  Picture taken: December 25, 1902 at the home of Nat Burgess, Brick St, Carleton Place, ON — One year later John Boland Jr. married Lizzie Lyons (daughter of Mary Morphy and John Lyons).

Marriage--11160-03 John BOLAND, 24, weaver, Grafton twp., Carleton Place, s/o John BOLAND & Ann BURGESS, married Lizzie LYONS, 21, Carleton Place, same, d/o John LYONS & Mary MORPHY, witn: John BOLAND Sr. & John LYONS, both of Carleton Place, 2 Feb 1903 at Carleton Place

I have written a few stories on the Queen’s Hotel but– these are are a  series of stories I continue to write from the Desk Book of The Chatterton House Hotel (Queen’s Hotel) Carleton Place from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Part 1- Tales of the Chatteron House Corset — Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place- can be found here.

Part 2- Hell on Wheels at Lady Chatterton’s Hotel in Carleton Place– can be found here.

Part 3- I Will Take Some Opium to Go Please —The “Drug Dispensary” at the Chatterton House Hotel

Part 4- Chatterton House Hotel Registrar- George Hurdis -1884

Part 5-What the Heck was Electric Soap? Chatterton House Hotel Registrar

Part 6-The First Mosh Pits in Carleton Place — The Opera House of the Chatterton House Hotel

Part 7-All the President’s Men — Backroom Dealings in Carleton Place?

Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tillting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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