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John Griffith Letter – Rothsay June 21, 1892

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John Griffith Letter – Rothsay June 21, 1892

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“Dear Son and daughter. I now write to you these few lines to let you know that we are keeping well hoping these few lines will find you the same. Thank God for his kind mercies to us. We received your kind and welcome and was glad to hear that yours was well. Well Isaac I guess you are anxious to know that we are getting along. Many a tear was shed and many a lonesome hour we spent since we lost your loving mother. You said you would have come and seen her. But I know she would have been glad to see you and I know you would be glad to see her too. I would hardly think she was going so quick but the reason was that I couldn’t think of parting with her. Although I could see her failing since last fall. Oh Isa we missed your mother wonderful for she was always there to comfort us when we came in. We are very lonesome and seem to be getting no better. I have a great beating at my heart and I think I won’t be long behind her. Well Isa her funeral sermon was a beautiful one. The minister read the 21st chapter of Revelations and then he took the text from the 14th chapter of St. John and the first three verses. George and me is keeping ourselves. Mrs Copper and Levinia has been very good to us and helps us what they can. They are all very well.

Only Mr. Cooper hasn’t been very well but he is better now. Mr and Mrs Kees is very good to us. She comes over and does all our baking and many other little things. Often when you need a friend you will find a stranger better than your own. Mrs Kees thought a great deal of your mother. Our neighbours think we keep the house very nice but it leaves a poor home without a mother. A short time before she died she said I don’t know how yours will keep a home when I am gone, and then she said don’t forget me. But I must tell you I had my arm under her at the last word she spoke was to put my hand on her forehead but best of all she parted this happy life. Isa you must not think hard of me (not) writing. I started to write to you long ago and couldn’t for my feeling would not let me. You asked me if Mrs Emery how long she stop. She left the night of the funeral and went to Tom Henary and stayed there all night and then her and Louisann visits the rest of the week around and never came back to see us. I consider I used her well and give her own way in everything she said that Mary Ellen said she could have her good coat and Louisa her silk jacket and her good crepe bonnet and veil she asked me for a bed spread and I gave it to her and there was another bed spread gone and I don’t know where it went. I told her I would keep the parasol but for all she took it and several other good articles she took two the pillow shams and George followed her to Tom Henary and got them back from her so you may think she is one of the greedy ones but it made strangers think very little of her. I wrote to Easter (Esther?) and got an answer but Tillie has never answered my letter. I had a letter from Uncle Holebrook and he was very sorry for my trouble and he invited me to stay a while. I would like very much to go and see yours but I don’t think George could do alone. Our crop looks well we had nearly all sowed in April. Mrs. Noble is still alive but suffering al lot more but I must stop. Give me best respect to all the old neighbours. When you write let me know all the particulars. I want to know how your crop is doing. I heard Johny E the Sunday before and he spoke very nice. Heard yours had a backwards spring. Let (Clard?) preaching last Sunday and Willie Read are at present. I still remain your loving father and brother.  SIGNED JOHN GRIFFITH

1851 CENSUS MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP

LANARK COUNTY, ONTARIO CANADA

AS OF 12 JAN 1852 AGE IS NEXT BIRTHDAY

  NAMES BORN RELIG AGE Lived Con & Lot REMARKS
 

GRIFFITH

         
  John Ire CE 35 Con 4 Lot 20P Labourer
  Sarah Ire CE 40    
  Margaret Ann Ont CE 14    
  William Ont CE 12    
  John Ont CE 8    
  James Ont CE 6    
  Catherine Ont CE 5    
  Rebecca Ont CE 4    
GRIFFITH            
James Ire CE 40      
Ann Ire CE 40      
John Ont CE 17      
Mary Ann Ont CE 15      
Eliza Ont CE 13      
HOLBROOK            
Edward Ire CE 41      
Eliza   (Griffith) Ire CE 40      
Mary Ire CE 13      
William At Sea ? CE 11      
Edward Ont CE 9      
Henry Ont CE 6      
                         

Received from: Rory Griffith                                                               Posted: 13 December, 2006.

 

THE BRIG MARIA – PASSENGERS OF JUNE 29, 1819

 

John Griffith, emigrant, 1 adult male, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819,

located May 17, 1820, C8 NE13.

 

Joseph Moulton?, emigrant, 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 3 males under 7, country

Ireland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819, located Aug. 13, 1819 Drummond Township, C6 SW7.

 

Thomas Leed?, or Luck? emigrant, 1 adult male, 1 adult female, country Ireland,

ship Maria, June 29, 1819, located Aug. 16, 1819, Beckwith Township, C9 SW12.

 

William Leed? Or Luck?, Sr., emigrant, 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 2 males under 7,

1 female over 7, 1 male under 7, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819, located

Aug. 16, 1819 Beckwith, C9 NE12

 

Samuel Rathwell, emigrant, 1 adult male, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819,

located Feb. 12, 1821, Drummond, C12 NE23.

 

William Rathwell, Jr., emigrant, 1 adult male, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29,

1819, located Oct. 2, 1819 Drummond, C8 SW11.

 

John James, emigrant, 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 male under 7, country Ireland,

ship Maria, June 29, 1819, located Aug. 12, 1819 Drummond C5 lot 27.

 

Roger Hawkins, emigrant, 1 adult male, 1 adult female (Mary Elizabeth Griffith)  ,

2 males over 7, 3 females over 7, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819, located

Aug. 19, 1819 Beckwith, C8 SW12. SDP

 

Henry Hawkins, emigrant, 1 adult male, country Scotland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819,

located Aug 19, 1819, Beckwith C8 NE12. SDP

 

Isaac Wheaty, emigrant, 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 male under 7, country Ireland,

ship Maria, June 29, 1819, located Aug. 19, 1819, Beckwith C8 SW13. SDP

 

William Leach, emigrant, 1 adult male, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819,

located Aug. 19, 1819, Beckwith C9 SW13.  (Note: the original name is XXXX but the

settlement record of Beckwith list William Leach with # 692 and 1819 as the date.)

 

John Lumox or Lennox, Sr., emigrant, 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 3 males over 7,

1 female over 7, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819, located Aug. 20, 1819

Beckwith, C6 NE13. SDP

 

John Lumox or Lennox, Jr., emigrant, 1 adult male, country Ireland, ship Maria,

located Aug. 20, 1819 Beckwith, C6 SW13. SDP

 

Samuel Crampton, emigrant, 1 adult male, 1 adult female, per ship Maria, June 29,

1819, located March 18, 1820 Drummond, C12 SW23, exchanged from NE14 in the 6th

Concession Drummond

 

Robert Hampton, emigrant, 1 adult male, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819,

located May 13, 1820, Beckwith, C12 NE11.

 

David Moffat, emigrant, 1 adult male, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819,

located May 13, 1820 Beckwith, C12 SW12.

 

William Ke**nnahan, emigrant, 1 adult male, country Ireland, ship Maria, June 29,

1819, located May 13, 1820, Beckwith, C12 NE8.

 

John McPheal?,(perhaps McPhail – see 1822 list of those who came with Robert no

census information whatsoever, country Scotland, ship Maria, June 29, 1819, located

Feb. 5, 1821, Drummond, C3 NE15, formerly located to J. Smith, exchanged granted

July 26, 1819.

 

George Peacock, emigrant, 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 female under 7, country

Ireland, ship Maria, 1819, located Nov. 6, 1819 Drummond, C10 NE17.

 

William McSpadden, emigrant, 1 adult male, country Ireland, ship Maria, located

Nov. 11, 1819 Elizabethtown, C11 lot 16, formerly located to Robert ***ord, emigrant.

 

All of the records come from this document:

 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onlanark/Land_Property/landgrt4.htm

 

Note: SDP = Settlement Duties Performed – they had cleared enough land.

 

CONCESSIONS

 

LOTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8 WK

9

10

11 RH

12 RHHH DM

13 JL JGIW WL

14

15 JM

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23 JRSC

24

25

26

27 JJ

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Settlers that came with Robert Griffith

 

1822

GRIFFITH Robert Ire Nov 1822 8 11SW

LUMMOX Thomas Ire Nov 1822 8 6SW

MAY Isaac Ire Nov 1822 5 7NE

MAY William Ire Nov 1822 5 7SW

McPHAIL Peter Nov 1822 11 3NE

 

http://www.100megsfree3.com/granny1/beckw1.html

 

  • Roger Hawkins (brother Henry) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Griffith from Enniscorthy, County Wexford,

 

  • John Lumox – Catherine Griffith married Thomas Lumox b. 1802. Thomas Lumox came on

the same boat in 1822 as Robert Griffith

 

  • William Leech – Roger and Mary Elizabeth Hawkins (nee Griffith) first child Harriet
  1. 1794 married William Leech b. 1791)

 

1817

Emigrants from Counties Carlow & Wexford to Canada. By 1817 there was a post war

recession and Irish crops were failing. Soldiers returning from the Napoleonic wars on

the European mainland were flooding the labour market. There had been a war in North

America between the Americans and the Canadians (1812-14). The English government

offered free land to settlers (preferrably with military experience) to defend Canada

from the Americans.

 

Mothell Parish Families Desiring to leave to go to Upper Canada  1817 – 1818

 

With Hugh Masson’s (related to the Willoughby’s) notes in brackets.

 

Coolcullen

 

  1. GRIFFITH, Widow, Lewis, Elizabeth?, Jane1, Catherine, James, Jane2 , Mary,
  2. GRIFFITH, Richard, Sarah, William, John, Lewis, Richard
  3. PRESCOTT, Richard, Mary, Lewis
  4. JAMES, Thomas, ?, Anne, Catherine, Jacob, Thomas, religion RC
  5. PIELOW, name missing, Sally, Dinah, Elizabeth
  6. SMYTH, John, Molly, Mary, Sally
  7. KIRFOOT, William , Elizabeth, Jane, Thomas, Samuel, Eliza, [this KERFOOT family

   settled Con 4 lot 25 Beckwith Twp. Lanark Co.

  1. GRIFFITH, Henry, Catherine
  2. LETT, John, –olly, Martha, 3 more unscrambled names,[ this family was one to

   move with some of the Willoughbys to Lambton Co.]

  1. STONE, William, Susanne, John, Eliza, Jane, William , George,
  2. FLEMING, John, Betty, Jane, William ,Richard, Dorah,
  3. WARD, John, Anne, Ellen, Mary died,
  4. WARD, Luke, Betty, Richard, John Anne,
  5. GORDON, Samuel, Mary, John, Samuel,
  6. KIERFOOT, George Senior, Jane, Jane Foxstone servant,[ George KERFOOT was known

   to come but died at Nepean Point 1819 before rest got to Beckwith]

  1. MORRIS, Joseph, Sarah, Susan, Jane, James, Mary,
  2. MORRIS, William, Jane, Henry, James Mary, Joseph? Betty?, Jane, Ellen,
  3. WILLOUGHBY, George, Anne, [nee Kerfoot], MaryAnn, Peggy, Alley, William, Thomas,

   Richard [I descend from Mary Ann]

  1. GRIFFITH, John, Mary, Betty, Sally, Anne, Peggy, Jane, May, John, Betty Gregg = servant
  2. Missing
  3. PENDER, Widow, Mary, Samuel, John, Mary Langford=servant
  4. LANGFORD, Widow died Oct. 1817, George, Sally Joseph, William, Richard,
  5. STACEY/ STEACY  William, Allie/Sally/Alice, Sally, Joseph, Annie, Betty, Jane,
  6. BRADLEY Samuel, Betty, Isaac, John,  [Samuel will be related to the

   Kerfoots via Wm’s wife Elizabeth. Records indicate she was Elizabeth Bradley,

the widow Wilson before her marriage to William Kerfoot. Sam might be a son of Eliz]

  1. BASSETT, Edward, Mary, John, Peggy, Thomas, William, Edward? Bassett? Michael

   Leach / Leech apprentice, Sally Bradley, gone to America 1817, family emigrated

to America, probably Canada in 1817,

  1. BRADLEY William, ..ea perhaps Jane Shea noted in burial Register Mothel ,Shea

   Bradley Coolcullen died of fever Oct 12th buried Coolcullen,  ..illy, Betty,

Henry, John, Alley, Thomas, Samuel,

  1. SCARF James Anne, Enoch, Joseph, John, Becham,[Scarfs are found throughout

   Carleton Co. Scarf family is being traced by Barbara Hadden]

  1. RATHWILE / Rathwell / Rothwell, Edward, Jane and Jane FENNEL [Rothwell is the

   spelling used in the Tithe applotment book 1824 for Prospect church Coolcullen.

Ireland and in land records for Con 4 lot 26 Beckwith Twp. 1880]

  1. ROSE Widow, Joseph, Betty, James, and James servant
  2. KEAYS/ KEYES/ Keys Thomas, Mary,

   Mary left 1818 ,Mary Married William ??, William left 1818 William married Mary??,

   Jane, Mary or May, Elizabeth, Richard

  1. KIERFOOT/KERFOOT George, Deborah, William,
  2. EUSTACE William, Catherine, left 1817
  3. GARLAND Thomas, Jane, Elizabeth, Thomas, Nicholas, Anne
  4. ALCOCK, Thomas, Dorah, Mary, Thomas, Joseph, Mary, Francis [Alcocks settled near

   Kerfoots on Con 4 at Prospect, Beckwith Twp. Peter Light is tracing some of these]

  1. TRISTRASSE??, Thomas, Catherine, Patrick, Mary, Thomas, Adam, family left 1817
  2. SHIRLEY Basil, Jane, Ellen Morris servant [see families 16 & 17 Shirleys married

   into Willoughby, some Shirleys stayed in Ireland]

 

Knockalane

  1. GRIFFITH Thomas, Susan, Mary, Anne, Rachel, Francis, Sally, Thomas, Susanna, Esther,
  2. JACKSON Robert, Mary, Hannah, Sally, Mary, Robert,
  3. LUCAS Widow, Robert, Sally,
  4. TOOLE, James, Susan, Robert, Sally [might be POOLE as Pooles settled on Con 4

   near Prospect, Beckwith Twp. Lanark Co along with Alcock, Willoughby, Kerfoot]

  1. DUCK / AUCK / HUCK William? Margaret? Jonathan married to Anne, Richard
  2. SAUNDERS, …?, Margaret, Thomas, John, Margaret, Jane, Martha,
  3. SAUNDERS Widow, George, Ellen, James, Nath, Bridget, Betty, Mary, Jane Joseph,
  4. PRESCOTT Widow, Henry married ? Mary, Mary, William
  5. SAUNDERS William, Anne, Anne,
  6. LEECH / Leach / Leich George, [see family 25 Bassett]

 

1822

GRIFFITH Robert Ire Nov 1822 8 11SW

LUMMOX Thomas Ire Nov 1822 8 6SW

MAY Isaac Ire Nov 1822 5 7NE

MAY William Ire Nov 1822 5 7SW

McPHAIL Peter Nov 1822 11 3NE

 

… Rory

 

May 23, 2008:

Here are Thomas Hawkins and his wife Elizabeth in the 1852 census. They are neighbours of

the Griffith family:

 

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All information Rory Griffith

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

 

 

A Typical School Day at CPHS by Vera Griffith 1952

The Doctor is In! George Griffith of Carleton Place

 

Thanks to Christoper Trotman and family- from their Grandparents that once lived at 244 William st.

Dec 1933 Careton Place Gazette

A Typical School Day at CPHS by Vera Griffith 1952

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A Typical School Day at CPHS by Vera Griffith 1952

 

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Photo thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Blackburn– Vera Griffith is in the back row.

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All photos thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Black Chenier

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

  1. relatedreading

 

The ‘GRAMMARful’ Life of Miss Mullet of Carleton Place High School

Roy Brown Hockey Photo

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MaryAnne Bannon Robertson from Burlington Ontario sent me this picture:) Roy Brown is in the back row. Frank Robertson, grandfather of Dave is also in the back row along with Stearne Edwards.

“Found in my great uncles photos The Independents
Carleton Place Hockey League 1911-1912
Names on bottom on photo”

The Doctor is In! George Griffith of Carleton Place

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Perth Courier, May 5, 1882

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Carleton Place—Prisoners for Kingston

Last Friday four prisoners were at the Carleton Place Junction under the charge of Sheriff Sweetland of Ottawa and Constable Gordon and Bailiff McGuire who were taking the quartet to the Kingston Penitentiary.  Their names and crimes are:  Griffith, for bigamy; James, incendiaries; Green and Fitzsimmons, thievery.  The latter were laced together at the wrists and ankles and the former ditto.

 

George Griffith is a doctor and an intelligent man and made a fair speech to the jury.  He had lived for many years with his wife by whom he had several children, one daughter 18 years of age.  In his defense he stated he knew not what he was about when getting married and held that on that account his marriage was illegal and that he was justified in marrying  Miss Goodall.

The fact of his living so many years with his first wife and of lately seeking a divorce in New York was ample evidence of his conviction and the genuiness of the marriage.  The judge was quite severe on the doctor for so clearly bringing ruin into a responsible family and sentenced him to three years.  His first wife was present at the trial.

 

You can read the Perth Courier at Archives Lanark