Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland — Names Names Names

Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland — Names Names Names


Fanning Family HistoryFanning and Darmody Poor Relief Rate Payers 1848 Co Tipperary Ireland

Bathurst Courier, April 13, 1847

To The Editor of the Bathurst Courier:


I herewith send the names for publication of those who contributed to the relief of the destitute people of Ireland in the Catholic Church of this town on Sunday, 7th March—not in a spirit of ostentation nor do I believe the contributors are desirous of seeing their names in print on such an occasion—but merely that the distressed people know that the people of Canada are moving to their relief everywhere and as an encouragement to others to go and do likewise.

The names are:  Patrick Doyle, Martin Doyle, Bernard O’Neil, Michael Dogherty, Mrs. Jane Fallon, Daniel Kerr, William Devlin, James Henderson, James Byrnes, John Mitchell, William O’Brien, Patrick Brady, Patrick Dooher, Henry Kehoe, Angus McKinnon, Gerhard Smythe, John Finegan, Michael Murphy, Edward Byrnes, Anthony Ryan, Thomas Bennett, Tobias Stafford, Thomas Cornwall, Michael Foy, Patrick Dowdell, Edward Lee, Patrick McCumisky, Owen Stanley, William Bolton, James Finlay, Jane Hearty, Daniel Lee, James O’Hanlon, Michael Manion, John Walsh, William Gill, John McNamara, Peter McIlduff, John McParland, Bernard McGowan, James Stanly, Bernard Morgan, Mrs. Finnigan, Joseph Murphy, James Manion, Denis Noonan, Patrick Malone, James Murphy, Anne McGowan, Catherine McGowan, Bridget McGowan, Patrick Crosson, Mary Morrison, Patrick McDonagh, Robert Doyle, Michael Devlin, Matthew Stanly, Martin Conrad, Joseph Vitzal, Patrick McInerry, Mrs. John Bennett, Edward Bennett, John McKinnon, Peter Hehratly, Mary Kennedy, James Doyle, Mary Boyle, Timothy Henright, Patrick McDonnell, James Sinnatt, David Nengle, Patrick Byrnes, James Walsh, Bernard Smith, James Freeman, Joseph McLerr, Felin Finnegan, Patrick Larkin, Patrick Doyle, John Doyle, Hugh McGraw, Louis Penley, Bernard Byrnes, Phillip McGraw, Patrick O’Neil, Edward Dowdall, Patrick Brady, Robert Shiels, James Moran, Philip McGowan, Michael Hogan, Mrs. Grenier, Jeremiah Foran, James Noonan, John Hogan, Mrs. J. Byrne, Jacob Surcelly, Patrick Sheridan, Thomas McCaffery, Owen Lamb, James Mitchel, Richard Henright, Mrs. Patrick Doyle, Mrs. Thomas Williams, Samuel Gash, Cornelius & Patrick O’Keefe, Mrs. Leonard, John Moore, Owen Hughes, William Lee, Thomas Doyle, Peter Kehoe, Michael Neagle, Mary Dewitt, Mary Donohy, Mrs. Fitzsimmons, James Costello, Edward O’Hare, Denis Doyle, James Devlin, Mary Butler, Andrew Doyle, Richard Lee, Michael Ryan, Mrs. J. McDonald, Patrick Dowdall, Jr., Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Bogan, John Corly, James Dowdall, Thomas Jackman, Patrick Freeman, Mrs. Lee, Margaret Walsh, John Henry, David Cunnane, Edward O’Sullivan, Mrs. A. Yan, Mrs. John Quinn, Patrick Shanahan, Mrs. McIduff, Bryan Byrnes, Edward Higgins, John McCurty, Francis McGrade, Catharine Murphy, James Glynn, John Gill, Ellen Hunt, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Bernard Byrnes, Patrick Cheekman, Mrs. Walsh, Mrs. Martin Doyle, Mrs. McCaffrey, John Foy, Michael Blake, John Doyle, Owen Hughes, Mrs. Byrnes, Mary Ann Walsh, Patrick Murphy, Mrs. Stafford, Edward Flaherty, John Bell, G. J. Bell, J. H. McDonagh, A.M.

A total of 52 pounds, 10 shillings

From J. H. McDonagh, A.M., Catholic Pastor, Perth



And it got worse in 1898


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal04 Jun 1898, SatPage 3



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal02 Aug 1929, FriPage 7


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Fanning and Darmody Poor Relief Rate Payers 1848 Co Tipperary Ireland


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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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