EAGER ABIGAIL b 1795 d 1867, bur C of E Leeds


EAGER THOMAS Sr b 1769, d 1844, bur St James C of E Leeds. 1831 census : 5 in house, C of E, settled Leeds Tp before 1825. Probably arrived in 1824. A record was found (see above) for Abigail Eager b 1795, d 1867, bur Leeds C of E. She may have been the wife of Thomas Eager Sr. Children:

  1. EAGER ROBERT b 1801, 1 Sept in IRELAND, Co Wicklow, C of E, d 5 Dec 1863, settled Inverness Tp, 7th Range, Lot 5, family of 4 in 1831 census, married 2 Sept 1830 at St Andrews C of S in Quebec City to MARTHA PORTER b 11 July 1812 in London, ENGLAND, CE, d 4 Feb 1906, bur C of E Leeds. Witnesses at their wedding were Henry and Joseph Porter and William Young. They met on the boat coming over. Children born Inverness Tp :
    1. Thomas Albert b 1831, 27 July in Leeds Tp, d March 1908 at Kinnear's Mills, Leeds Tp., m in 1856 at St Sylvestre, Lotbiniere County, Que to JEMIMA TERESA SHARP b 1 Oct 1830 in Lower Canada, d 1898, both are buried St Marks, Kinnears Mills. They lived in Leeds Township, near Kinnears Mills. Children:
      1. Abigail Maria Ann b 9 Dec 1857 at Lamby's Mills, later known as Kinnear's Mills, d 19 June 1935, m 1882 to George Hall. They lived near Kinnears Mills, then moved to the USA. They had 5 children, 2 of whom were:
        1. George
        2. Jim
      2. Eliza Jane 'Jennie' b 1859, 26 Sept, d 1942, m her cousin William Arnold, son of Susan Eager and John Arnold. Lived in Alberta. Children :
        1. Howard, lived in Highwater, Alberta
        2. Edith
      3. James Johnston b 1862, 4 Aug, d 9 May 1906, place unknown, married 24 Sept 1895 to Charlotte S Turner. Their marriage of 1895 at the C of E Church in Leeds, records his place of residence at the time, as Butte, Montana. Lived in the USA. Had two children, one of whom was :
        1. Walter.
      4. Teresa 'Tressa' Eleanor b 1866, 9 March in Leeds Tp, died after 1948, maybe buried in Sherbrooke, Que, married Alfred Doherty. Lived Island Brook, Quebec. Lived in later years in the USA with one of their children. Children :
        1. Alfred
        2. Maude
        3. May
        4. Ethel
        5. Mabel
      5. William Henry b 1868, 28 Dec, d May 1947, buried Barre, Vt, married Lucy Neddo b 1879, d 1968. They lived Barre, Vt. Children :
        1. Perley, lived in England for a few years
        2. Eunice
        3. Ralph
        4. Gordon, married with one daughter Marie Lucey. She is married and lives in Dedham, Mass. She has done research on her ancestors (Eagers and Sharpes)
      6. Robert b 20 Feb 1861, d 1880 of TB, never married, probably buried Kinnears Mills, Que.
      7. Martha Susan b 4 May 1864, d 28 Nov 1946 at Lennoxville, Que., married at St Johnsbury, Vt. on 26 Oct 1885 to Peter Cook who was born Canada. At the time of their marriage, Peter's place of residence was Bethelem, N.H. Had 11 children.
      8. Albert Thomas b 21 March 1871 at Leeds, d 27 March 1939 at Kinnear's Mills, buried Kinnears Mills, married Ellen 'Nellie' Johnston Fraser, his cousin, b 1873, d 1960. Children :
        1. Howard, never married.
        2. Louise 'Mamie'. Never married, nurse in northern Quebec
        3. Emma m Henry Robinson. Lived Thetford Mines. Had 3 children : Douglas, Brenda and Isabel
        4. Lewis married Luella Davidson of Inverness. No children. Farmed in Kinnears Mills, then moved to Lennoxville, Que.
    2. Sarah b 1834 LC
    3. Susan b 1835 in Leeds Tp, d 7 Nov 1900, married John Arnold, d 1902. He came from Co. Down, Ireland. They lived in Leeds Tp. Child :
      1. William, m Eliza Jane 'Jennie' Eager, cousins
    4. EAGER WILLIAM b 21 Sept 1837 at Inverness, Que., Epis. Buried Cushman Cemetery, Dalton, NH. Lived in Leeds Tp, single in 1861 census. He married 24 Jan 1862 at Cof E Inverness to NANCY JANE 'ANN' BYERS b circa 1838, buried Cushman Cemetery, Dalton, NH. They moved to the US in 1889. Children :
      1. Martha Porter b 1862, 4 Dec at Leeds, d 20 May 1904 at St Johnsbury, Vt, buried Dalton, NH, m John E Hamilton on 24 Oct 1888 at Littleton, NH. He was born Sept 1859 in Halifax Tp., Megantic Co. and d 16 Aug 1956 at Danville, Vt., bur Mt Pleasant Cemetery, St Johnsbury, Vt. He came to US in 1883, and was the son of Peter Hamilton and Elizabeth Ann McCurdy. At the time of their marriage, Martha P. was listed as a resident of Melbourne, probably Melbourne Tp., Richmond Co., Que. (The Gallups were also from Melbourne, Tp., Gallup's Hill. Children :
        1. William Arthur 1894-1963
        2. Hazel B. b 1894
        3. Edward James (1900-1980)
      2. Ann Macauley b 1864, 4 Aug at Leeds, d 16 March 1919 at Inverness, m 4 July 1885 at St Johnsbury, Vt to John A. Suitor, son of Robert and Susannah Suitor.
      3. Robert b 8 Apr 1866 in Leeds, d 1939, buried Cushman Cemetery, Dalton, NH, m 28 March 1895 at Leeds WM to ELIZA ANN ORR of New Armagh, St Sylvestre, b 1867, d 1955. At the time of marriage, Robert was a resident of Dalton, NH. Children :
        1. Edel
        2. Maurice
        3. Bernice Marion b 1901
      4. Sarah Jane b 14 Feb 1868 at Leeds, m at Littleton, N.H. on 27 May 1891 to William J. Fowler.
      5. Margaret Susan b 1871, 28 July at Leeds, m 24 March 1899 at Littleton, NH to Barton J Gullen of Leeds Tp.
    5. Joseph b 1839
    6. Robert b 1841, d 1922 at Lake Megantic
    7. Henry b 1843, never married
    8. John b 1847
    9. Jane b 1848
    10. Charles Edwin b 25 Apr 1851 at Inverness, d 31 Oct 1939 at St Johnsbury, Vt., m 28 Sept 1886 at Leeds WM to Susan Suitor, b 12 Sept 1855 on St Catherines Range, St Sylvestre, Lotbiniere Co., Que., d 4 July 1927 at St Johnsbury, Vt., dau of Robert and Susan Suitor.

      The baptism record of Charles Edwin Eager : Charles Edwin Agar, son of Robert Agar, farmer, and his wife Martha, whose maiden name was Porter, was born on the 25th day of April and baptized on the 3rd day of August 1851, by me John Carry. Sponsors Maria Ann Sharpe, Rich Sharpe and William Bennett. Source : Posted on March 14, 2003 on the web discussion group : QC-ETANGLO-L-rootsweb.com by Julia Dagleish Sauter.

      Children :

      1. Ernest Henry b 1887
      2. Edwin Howard b 1891m 5 May 1919 at St Johnsbury, Vt to Elsie Grace Gallup.
    11. Mary Ann b 1853
    12. Samuel John b 1856, d 1910, m in 1881 at Inv Presb to Margaret Maxwell. Lived Thetford Mines, Megantic Co, Quebec. Child :
      1. Mensis (probably Menzies, named after the local minister)
  2. EAGER THOMAS Jr (1799-1856) born Dublin, Ireland, d 9 May 1856 at Oasis Tp., Waushara Co., Wisconsin, bur North Deerfield Cem, Waushara Co., Wis. He first settled in Leeds Tp, Megantic County, Quebec. In 1831 census he was on 8th Range, Lot 4, Leeds Tp., m CLARISSA M. CHANDLER, b 1810, d 1880, bur Deerfield Cem. Children :
    1. Abigail b 7 Feb 1832 Leeds Village, m William Eben Fraser b 1824 Leeds Village, son of Willim Fraser 1799-1867 and Margaret Aiken 1798-1869. William and Margaret Fraser were tavern keepers in Leeds.
    2. Thomas b 7 Feb 1834, bapt 2 March 1832 at Leeds C of E.
    3. Mary Ann b 27 Nov 1835
    4. Daniel b 6 Apr 1838, bapt 24 Apr 1838 at Leeds WM
    5. Robert b 26 June 1840, bapt 16 July 1840 at WM Ireland Tp, d 1 Sept 1922 at Wautome, Waushara Co., Wiscosin
    6. William b 29 Dec 1849, bapt 30 June 1850 at WM Ireland Tp
  3. EAGER JOHN, settled Leeds Tp, m in 1834 in Leeds to ELIZA SMITH. Children b Leeds Tp :
    1. Mary Jane b 1835
    2. Frances b 1838
    3. Ann b 1841
    4. Eleanor b 1843
    5. Susan b 1844
  4. EAGER MARTHA 1818-1875, bur Leeds CE, m JOHN ROSS. Lived in Inverness

EAGER ROBERT of Inverness m in 1881 at Leeds Presb to AGNES ROSS of Inverness. Children

  1. Elizabeth b 1882
  2. Robert 1885-1888

EAGER MARTHA of Leeds Tp m in 1833 to THOMAS SHARPE.

Contact info is available for the surname Eager.


See also: EGAN



See also: EAGEN


EAGEN JAMES, b 1832, LC, living in Leeds Tp, 6th Range, Lot 13 in 1861 census. Married ELLEN b 1842 LC


EAGEN MARY b 1836 IRELAND, RC, Lived Leeds Tp. Children :

Eliza b 1857 LC and Mary b 1861.

Those recorded as Eagen could be Eager of Leeds Tp., but there was also an Egan family in St Sylvestre.

Contact info available for Eagen.

EAMES JOHN b 1834 IRELAND, saddler in Leeds Tp, m MARY b 129 LC. Children :

  1. Mary Ann b 1857 LC
  2. William b 1859
  3. John S b 1861

EARL WILLIAM, settled Inverness Tp in 1832, m in 1837 at CE Leeds to MARY O'NEIL or NEIL. Children :

  1. Elizabeth b 1837
  2. Samuel b 1839
  3. Phillip b 1843
  4. John b 1846

EARL JOHNATHON, b 1820 ENGLAND, Westmoreland, d 1884, bur C of E Ireland Tp, settled Ireland Tp, schoolmaster, m JANE ROSSTHORNE (RAWSTHORNE?) b 1821 at Burnside, England, d 1886. Both bur Holy Trinity, Maple Grove, Ireland Tp. Child :

  1. Elizabeth bapt 1838, m 1885 at C of E Ireland Tp to Frederick Henry Parsons, merchant.
  2. Contact info available for Earl.

EARLY (EARDLY). No data available. However, contact info is available.


EASON RICHARD, WM Minister, m FANNY COWAN. Child : Constance Ethel b 1881 at Inverness


ECKERSLEY JOHN, customs officer from Nova Scotia, m in 1886 at C of E Inverness to GEORGINA ROE, dau of Rev Peter Roe. Child :

  1. Henry Reginald Roe Eckersley 1887-1887, bur St Stephens, Rectory Hill, Inverness

EDGAR CHARLES JOHN, b 13 Dec 1862 in Sherrington Tp., Que., medical doctor, m at the C of E, Lacolle, Que on 18 May 1887 to CHARLOTTE MAUD STUART b 22 May 1864 at Napierville, Que.. Lived Inverness for 2 years before leaving for Sherbrooke, Que. in July 1889. Edgar's grandparents emigrated from Portadown, Co Armagh, Ireland to Sherrington Tp, Que in 1822. He obtained his medical degree from McGill University 1883-1887. He was also a surgeon. He served at Inverness Corners from 1887-1889. Child :

  1. Charles Walter b 29 May 1888



EDWARDS JOHN, b 1792 Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, IRELAND, CS. Settled Inverness Tp, Megantic Co. in the 1850s, m MARY JANE WARK, d 1853. John was a widower in 1861 census, living with son William. Children of John Edwards and Mary Jane Wark :

  1. SAMUEL EDWARDS, b 1827 in IRELAND, Co Donegal, Ballyshannon, C of E, d 7 Feb 1901. He arrived in 1847 on ship "Victorian". Samuel sent money home for his parents and some of his brothers to come to Megantic. They arrived in 1852 via New York City. Samuel married in 15 April 1856 at C of E Leeds to MARY JANE LIPSEY b 1835 in Portsmouth, ENGLAND, dau of William Lipsey of the British Army and Maria Ann Dunn. d 1915. The Lipseys came from Drumglass, County Tyrone. Samuel and Mary Jane Edwards lived on the Dublin Range of Inverness Tsp. For a few years after his arrival, Samuel worked for Judge Elin Winchester Church in Kirby, Vermont, where he learned the finer points of agriculture. Their children :
    1. Robert James Edwards b 1857, bapt 22 March 1857 C of E Leeds. Went to Australia on 24 May 1877. He married a Catholic. First child died. Last letter home to family in Inverness was c 1900.
    2. Catherine 'Annie' Jane Edwards 1859-1949 m in 1886 to Samuel Marshall b 1844, d 1937. They lived in Sawyerville, Quebec where Sam was a grocery merchant. Both are buried in the Eaton Cemetery at Eaton Corner near Sawyerville. As a child on the Belsher Range, Inverness Tp, schools were few and far between. What education Sam got was given by a cousin from Ireland, Robert Marshall, who became a storekeeper in Leeds. Sam at the age of 11 took care of his widowed mother Ann Marshall. He and his mother later moved to the farm of Mary Rogan and helped bring up her two children, before Mary Rogan left for Saskatoon. In 1880, Samuel bought a farm on Clifton Rd, Sawyerville and married at the age of 42. Sams's wife Annie Edwards received her first class teacher's diploma in Quebec City when she was 14 years of age. She taught school for 11 years. Her parents objected to her courtship as Sam was 15 years older than her. Her parents sent her for a year to an uncle in Charlotte, Michigan, in hopes to break up the romance, but it didn't succeed. Her parents were very strict. When she taught school her father kept her wages until she was 18, after that she never left the Secretary-Treasurer's office until she paid her father's taxes. She loved to teach school and always helped as much as she could outside school hours as she always taught their home school. As she was only 15 when she started teaching and some of her pupils, who only went in the winter, were in their twenties, she said one of her cousins, who was one of the older ones, insisted that the other would obey "Aunt Jane" (Annie). She taught 4 months in the summer and 4 months in the winter. For this she recieved the munificent salary of $12 a month - a total of $96 a year. For the ancestry of Samuel Marshall and the children of Catherine "Annie" and Samuel, see the Robert and Anne Marshall publication by Gwen Barry.
  2. ROBERT EDWARDS died young in 1856
  3. MARTHA EDWARDS 1830-1906, m in 1852 at WM Ireland Tp to WILLIAM BENNETT 1826-1909. Children :
    1. Charles b 1853
    2. Mary A b 1854
    3. William J. b 1857, d 1870
    4. John Oliver b 1860, d 1926, m in 1892 at C of E Ire Tp to Agnes Hannah Forbes.

      Children :

      1. Wilma Ruby 1897-1898 twin
      2. Emily Pearl 1879-1898 twin
    5. Robert James b 1862
    6. Alice Jane b 1864
    7. Richard Price b 1866, d 1929, m in 1896 to Clara Maud Symina Marshall b 1872, twin, d 1956 dau of Joseph Marshall and Ann Kerr. Both buried CCLI. Child :
      1. Lloyd Albert m Effie Catherine Lowry
  4. WILLIAM EDWARDS b 1831 IRELAND, d 1898 settled in Grantham Corners. Lived in Inverness Tp in 1861. He m in 1858 at Leeds Presb to ANNIE MOORE b 1838 LC, d 1907, dau of William Moore and Margaret Peggy Morrow. William was the grandfather of Hollywood movie actress Thelma Todd. Children :
    1. John b 1858 LC, m 11 Jan 1888 at Inverness WM to Susan Jane Lowry, b 1866, dau of David Lowry and Catherine King. Children :
      1. Arthur Whiteside Edwards b 1888 at Barre, Vt, m Edith Wilkie b 1888. Child:
        1. Russell Edwards b 1920
      2. Harley Wilbur Edwards b 1890, d 1973, m Orpha Bist Amadon 1897-1979. Children :
        1. Thelma Mabel b c 1921, m Robert Belyea b c 1921
        2. Lyle Edwards b c 1923, m Ellen Bailey b c 1923
        3. Leslie Edwards b c 1925, m Francis Smith b c 1925
        4. Ruby Edwards b c 1927, m Paul Tinkham b c 1927
    2. Mary Ann b 1860 m Warren Carpenter b 1867
    3. Martha b 1868 m David John Smith b 1861
    4. William b 1877, d 1937, m Lena Miller 1877-1918. Children :
      1. Dorotha Edwards b 1911 m Americo Gioria b 1900. Children:
        1. Barbara Gioria b 1925
        2. Robert Gioria b 1927
        3. Elizabeth Ann Gioria b 1929
      2. Harlan H Edwards b 1915, d 1982 m Mary Rita Connors b 1920.
      3. Ralph P Edwards 1927-1992, m Beverly Mae Sunderland b 1920. Children :
        1. Suenell Edwards b 1939
        2. David Edwards b 1941
    5. Jessie Edwards b 1861 m Robert Stinson b 1859
    6. Margaret Edwards b 1864
    7. James Moore Edwards 1870-1956 m Agnes Wark 1876-1939
    8. Charlotte Edwards b 1872
    9. Alice Elizabeth Edwards 1875-1977 m John Todd b 1875. Children :
      1. William Todd 1900-1929
      2. Thelma Todd 1902-1925. Hollywood Movie Actress.
    10. Arthur Robert Edwards b 1881 m Emma Gertrude Seale b 1884. Child
      1. Helen Edwards b 1917 m Tetnan b 1917. Child :
        1. Selma Tetnan b 1938
  5. KATHERINE EDWARDS m Capt WILLIAM ALLAN and they never came to Canada, although some of William's relatives did.
  6. MARY JANE EDWARDS m JOHN HANEY settled Vermont, then to California.
  7. Contact info is available for the above large Edwards family.



EDWARDS, JOHN Sr b 1766 in IRELAND, Kilkenny, Carlow, C of E. John's parents lived in Wales, until an epidemic caused them to move to Ireland around the 1730s. John married SARAH BURBISH from Wales. They were married on the Isle of Wight in 1787 or 1797. They had 15 children. John and Sarah and some of their children came to St-Patrice-de-Beaurivage, Lotbiniere Co, Quebec, in 1797, where John Sr died in 1836. John Edwards Sr may have also had the name George, as there is a record of a George Edwards Sr, aged 70 years bur 11 March 1836 at the C of E Leeds. Ie born 1766. Their children :

  1. John Edwards Jr went to Lisbon, Wisconsin in 1854 with some of his father's family. They went west via the Great Lakes and the Erie Canal. John Jr returned to Megantic Co to marry in 1859 at St Sylvestre Presb to Mary McIntyre of St Sylvestre. they returned to Wisconsin. Mary died in 1873. They had 6 children.
  2. female Edwards m Samuel Elliot. they moved to Fayette, Michigan.
  3. female Edwards m Stephen Elliot. They went to Chicago.
  4. Henry Edwards b between 1802-1808, Isle of Wight, farmed in St Gilles, married 27 March 1830 at Aubigny C of E Levis, Quebec to Ellen Emmerson of St Gilles, b 1805 at Dromore, Co Down, Ireland. In 1853 they went to Wisconsin, and eventually settled in Union Star, Missouri. Children :
    1. Jane b 1833 LC
    2. Isaac b 1834 LC
    3. Elizabeth (Betsy)b 1838
    4. John b 1830
    5. Sarah b 1835
    6. Ellen b 1840
    7. Martha b 1842
    8. Matthew b 1843
    9. Henry b 1844
    10. Mary Ann b 1846
    11. Jennitt b 1848
    12. Harriett b 1849
    13. Margaret b 1850
  5. George Edwards b 1800 Isle of Wight, farmed in St Gilles, m 1st on 27 Dec 1824, at St Andrews Presb Church, Quebec City to Ellen Stokan b 1805, d 1846. George married 2nd on 10 Aug 1846 at St John's church, Chalmers, Quebec City to Mary Farlow, b 1815. In 1853 George and Mary moved to the Toronto, Ontario area.

    Children by Ellen Stokan :

    1. Sarah b 1824 LC, bapt 9 March 1826, d 1870, m William Henry Rainey b 1819 Ireland, d 1880, miller of Inverness Tp, both bur St Stephens C of E, Rectory Hill, Inverness Tp. Children :
      1. George Rainey b 1846
      2. John b 1848 SS, m in 1878 at Inverness WM to Margaret Jane McBey (McBeigh) of Nelson Tp. They lived Nelson Tp.Children :
        1. Charles Walter b 1879 at Inverness
        2. Sarah Josephine b 1882 at Victory, Essex Co, Vt
      3. Ann Elizabeth b 1850 SS
      4. William James b 1852 SS
      5. Charles Henry b 1853 m Della Allen
      6. Sarah Ann Ellen b 1856 Inverness, m William Houston
      7. Walter Albert b 1860 Inverness, m Mary Symes
      8. Edward George b 1862 Inverness, m Catherine McBey (McBeigh)
      9. Margaret Ann 1867-1868
    2. John b 1826, bapt 26 Mar 1827 at Augigny English Church, Levis, Que, m 1st 19 Feb 1851 at Leeds Presb Church to Mary McKay 1831-1860 and m 2nd to Ruth Lowrey b 1827 Donegal, Ireland.
      1. George Alfred b 1852 m in 1879 to Fanny Orr (twin) b 1858 of St Patrice. Children :
        1. William John b 1883
        2. Fanny Sutherland b 1886
        3. Iva Mary Harriet Pearl b 1881
      2. William John b 1854
      3. Charles b 1856
      4. Mary Emily b 1859 m Robert John Baker b 1858. Children :
        1. Cora Emma Baker b 1880
        2. Maggie Elva Lena Florence Baker b 1881
      5. Margaret Ruth b 1860

        Children by Ruth Lowrey :

      6. Thomas James
      7. Walter
      8. Joseph
      9. Robert Hall b 1871
    3. George Edwards b 1828, bapt 10 Mar 1829 at St Andrews Presb, Quebec City
    4. James Edwards b 1830
    5. William Edwards b 1831, bapt 22 June 1831 at C of E Leeds
    6. Walter b 1833, bapt 7 Apr 1833 at C of E Leeds
    7. Charles b 1834
    8. Robert Edwards b 1835, bapt 29 March 1836 at Bourg Louis WM.
    9. Marian Edwards b 1839

      Children by Mary Farlow :

    10. Ellenor Edwards b 1847
    11. Margaret Edwards b 1850, m John Alexander McPherson b 1854. They had 9 children.
    12. Amelia Edwards b 1850
    13. Emily Edwards b 1851
    14. Samuel Robert Edwards b 1852
    15. Emma Leah Edwards b 1854
  6. Elizabeth Edwards m a Latrace. They moved to Feversham, Ontario.
  7. Eliza Edwards, died in childhood
  8. Harriet Edwards m Henry Watts of St Gilles.



EDWARDS DAVID, pensionner, m ROSANNA MILLIGAN, b 1802, C of E, d 1888


EDWARDS JOHN m 25 Aug 1792 at the English Cathedral, Quebec City to HONORA DALY. Child:

  1. John Keable Cornelius Edwards bapt 14 Nov 1793 at the English Cathedral, Quebec City.


  1. Mary Edwards bapt 28 Oct 1929 at Metropolitan Church, Quebec City.

EDWARDS JOHN m 25 Jan 1826 at Metropolitan Church, Quebec City to ELEANOR MOORE


EDWARDS JOHN m 3 Aug 1847 at Metropolitan Church, Quebec City to JOHANNA MAHONEY

Contact info available for Edwards.



ELLENSHAW JOHN, miner, m MARY JANE 1839-1863. Lived Harvey Hill, Leeds Tp. Child:

  1. Mary b 1863, bapt C of E Leeds

ELLIOT SAMUEL b 1805 in IRELAND, Co Fermanagh, Enniskillen area, Free Church Presbyterian, d 1875, m in Armagh, Ireland to MARTHA McGINNIS (or McInnis) b 1813 in IRELAND, FC, d 1900. They settled in Kinnears Mills, Leeds Township in 1840. Children :

  1. James b 1839 in Ireland
  2. Jane b about 1840 in LC
  3. Robert b 1841, shoemaker, m in 1868 at St Sylvestre Presb to Elizabeth Suitor. Lived 5th Range of Leeds. Children :
    1. Martha Jane b 1875, d 1909
    2. George b 1882
    3. Robert Adam b 1884
    4. Samuel John b 1873
    5. Susannah b 1871 at Leeds, m 24 Dec 1886 at Wheelock, Vt to Daniel McNary b 1865 in Leeds.
    6. James Alex b 1869, quarryman, m at Barre, Vt in 1890 to Sarah Wallace, b 1869, (dau of Hugh Wallace and Jane Hearn). Children :
      1. Maria Maud b 1892
      2. Andrew 1891-1891
      3. Eva Gertrude b 1894
      4. Emma Myrtle b 1896
  4. Elizabeth b 1843
  5. Samuel b 1846 m in 1867 at Leeds Presb to Sarah Johnson. Lived 4th Range of Leeds. Children :
    1. Samuel b 1868
    2. William Thomas b 1873
    3. Ann Canning b 1871
    4. Francis Austin b 1890 at Compton, Que
  6. William b 1848
  7. Margaret b 1850
  8. Alexander b 1850
  9. Mary Ann b 1852
  10. Thomas b 1854
  11. Agnes b 1856
  12. David Adam b 1858

ELLIOT ADAM JOHN b 1853 Leeds, m in 1882 to ANN JANE MONTGOMERY b 1853.


ELLIOT JAMES settled Halifax Tp, m MARY MAXWELL. Child Mary Ann b 1832.


ELLIOT ROBERT, b 1812 in IRELAND, C of E, d 1890 m in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh to SYDNEY KERR b 1812 in IRELAND, d 1899, and bur Christ Church Lower Ireland Inverness Tp. Children :

  1. George b 1842 Ireland
  2. Elizabeth b 1844 Ireland, d 1883, m in 1864 to William Henderson
  3. Isabella b 1844 LC
  4. Mary Jane b 1848
  5. Eliza Jane b 1850


  1. James Archibald b 1859, bapt WM
  2. John b 1858

ELLIOT GEORGE of Halifax Tp m in 1871 to MARY JAMIESON of Halifax Tsp. Child :

  1. Annie Ethel 1879-1895


  1. Robert Albert b 1858, bapt Inverness WM

ELLIOT SAMUEL m SARAH ADELAIDE KIDD, d 1909 at Hicksbery, Alberta, bur Kinnears Mills, Presb. Children :

  1. Cecil Raymond 1885-1887
  2. Herbert Wesley b 1883
  3. Elise Mildred b 1896


  1. Mary Jane b 1863, bapt Leeds Presb
  2. Elizabeth J b 1866

    The following not known to have a Megantic Co connection, but awlfully similar :

    Sidney Kerr m c 1799 to John Johnston. They lived in the parish of Killesher, (Blunnick), Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Child :- Hugh Johnston b 1806.

This family somehow connected to the Kerr of Hamilton, Ontario, who won a medal in the Olympics in 1908. Submitter of this last entry : C. Gregg. Contact info available.



There appears to have been at least 3 separate Ellis families in Quebec Province :

- Family 1 : William Ellis and Mary Stewart who settled in Halifax Tp, Megantic County, Que, arriving about 1831.

- Family 2 : Penrose Ellis who came to Megantic County from Prince Edward Island after 1872.

- Family 3 : George Ellis 1773-1838 bur at Metropolitan Church, Quebec City.

- Family 4 : William Ellis and wife Julia, who were in Quebec by at least 1819 and used the Metropolitan Church at Quebec City. (May belong to Family 3)

- Family 5 : William Ellis m Maria Montgomery who used the Wesleyan Church in Quebec City. (May belong to family 3)



ELLIS, WILLIAM b 1771 IRELAND , Private, Her Majesty's 8th Regiment of Dragoons, d 25 June 1852 in Halifax Tp, bur 26 June 1852 at C of E, New Ireland, Ireland Tp, Megantic Co, (Holy Trinity, Maple Grove Cemetery), Burial as per LDS microfiche 6334276. He m in Ireland to MARY STEWART, b 1783 in Ireland, Co Monaghan, Drum, d 1859 in Halifax Tp. Their children were all born in Ireland. William, Mary and their children settled in Halifax Tsp in 1831. Some of their children moved to Howick Tsp, Huron Co, Ontario in 1854. Children :

  1. William Ellis b 1814 m 17 Sept 1839 at Presbyterian Church, Leeds Tp. to Sarah Jamieson of Inverness Tp. Marriage witnesses Janet Johnston and Gabriel Kerr.
  2. Jane Ellis b 1816
  3. Mary Ellis b 1817 in Ireland, d 27 July 1892 Halifax Tp., bur C of E Ireland Tp., m on 28 Sept 1833 at C of E Leeds Tp, Megantic Co., Que. to John Donaghy b 1800 North Potherisin, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Ireland, son of Arthur Donaghy. Marriage Witness : William Ellis. Children all born Halifax Tp. Marriage record : LDS 6334276. Children :
    1. Mary Jane Donaghy b 1834 m 17 Dec 1850 at C of E, New Ireland, Ireland Tp, Megantic Co., Que to James Williamson, both were of Halifax Tp. Witnesses : John Donaghy and E. Ellis. They moved to Howick Tsp, Huron Co,Ont. Marriage record Anglo-Protestants of Megantic Co, and LDS microfiche 6334276.
    2. David Donaghy b 1836 m Levina Anderson
    3. John Donaghy b 1837, d 1910, m 19 Aug 1868 at C of E, Ireland Tp to Margaret Ann Williamson b 1847, d 1912. Both bur Holy Trinity, Maple Grove, Ireland Tsp. Children :
      1. Tirzah H Donaghy m 5 July 1898 at C of E Ireland Tp to Henry Woods of Halifax Tp. Marriage witnesses : Frederick Woods and John Donaghy. Marriage record : Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County.
      2. John James Ellis Donaghy b 1874
      3. Lizah Ellita Donaghy b 1880
      4. Isabella Laura Donaghy b 1883, m 4 Apr 1906 at Inverness Presbyterian to William Thomas Simons, both of St Ferdinand de Halifax. Marriage record : Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County.
      5. Margaret Mary Donaghy b 1889, m 16 Jan 1917 at Holy Trinity,Maple Grove Ireland Tp to Frederick William Woods, an asbestos miner of Black Lake. Marriage record : Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County.
    4. Charlotte Donaghy b 1839, baptized 23 March 1840 at C of E, New Ireland. Baptism record LDS 6334276. She m John Kerr
    5. Elizabeth Donaghy b 1841 m 1863 to Henry Simons
    6. Esther Donaghy b 1843 m Tom Cross, to Northfield, Vermont
    7. Sarah Donaghy b 1846 m George McKeever, to Vancouver B.C.
    8. Adeline Victoria Donaghy b 1851, baptized 18 Jan 1852 at C of E, New Ireland, Ireland Tp. Baptism record : LDS 6334276. She m 19 Aug 1868 at C of E, Ireland Tp to John Ross to Northfield, Vermont
    9. William Arthur Donaghy b 1853
    10. Rebecca Donaghy b 1854 m 19 Aug 1878 at Methodist Church, Ireland Tp to Joseph George Williamson, both of Halifax Tp., son of George Williamson and Isabella Hunter. Marriage record : Anlgo
    11. Protestants of Megantic County. Children:
      1. William John b 1879
      2. Joseph Herbert b 1883
      3. George Ernest b 1881
    12. William Joseph Donaghy b 1857 m 29 June 1880 at C of E Ireland Tp to Harriet 'Hattie' Martha Amadon. Marriage record : Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County. They moved to USA. Children all bapt CE Ireland Tp :
      1. Charles Raymond 1883-1949, mine superintendant at Black Lake
      2. Edwin Ernest b 1887
      3. William Silas b 1897
      4. Rosa b 1890
      5. Harriet Sarah Vera b 1900
      6. Anna Jane b 1903
      7. Albert Addison b 1905
  4. Frederick Ellis b 1819 m 16 Nov 1841 at the C of E Ireland Tp., to Elizabeth Donaghy, marriage witnesses, David Donaghy and Gabriel Kerr. LDS microfiche 6334276. They lived in Halifax Tp. Children:
    1. William Ellis b 10 Aug 1842, bapt 22 Aug 1842 at C of E, Ireland Tp. Source :Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County.
    2. James Ellis b 1843, baptized 1 Dec 1843 at C of E New Ireland, Ireland Tp. LDS 6334276.
    3. Jane Ellis b 1844, bapt 29 Jan 1845 at C of E, New Ireland. LDS 6334276.
    4. Elizabeth Ellis b 1846, bapt 27 Jan 1847 at C of E, New Ireland, Ireland Tp, Megantic Co., Que
    5. Fred Ellis b 1848, baptized 4 Feb 1849 at C of E, New Ireland, Ireland Tp.
    6. John Ellis b 1850, bapt 3 Nov 1850 at C of E, New Ireland. LDS 6334276.
  5. Charlotte Ellis b 1821, d 1893 in Megantic Co. m 29 Apr 1838 at C of E Leeds Tp to David Donaghy, b 1808 Co Tyrone, Ireland, d 5 June 1887, bur C of E, Ireland Tp., native of Co Tyrone. Bur record : Anglo Protestants of Megantic Co. David was the son of Arthur Donaghy of Halifax Tp, Megantic Co. Marriage witnesses : John and David Donaghy and William Ellis. Marriage record : LDS microfiche 6334276 and Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County. Children :
    1. William Donaghy b 1840 LC
    2. David Donaghy b 1841, d 1873
    3. Mary Louisa Donaghy b 1843
    4. John Donaghy b 1845, baptized 24 Sept 1845 at C of E, New Ireland, Ireland Tp. Source : LDS microfiche 6334276
    5. Jane Elizabeth Donaghy b 1847, baptized 24 Jan 1848 at C of E Leeds Tp, Megantic Co. LDS microfiche 6334276.
    6. Charlotte Donaghy b 1850, d 1867
    7. Margaret Ann Donaghy b 1852, m 15 April 1879 at C of E, Ireland Tp to John Edward Ralston, son of Henry Ralston II and Mary Ann Henderson. Marriage record : Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County. For information on the Ralstons, see the Little-Ralston publication, and the Henderson publication by Gwen Barry.
    8. Frederick Arthur Donaghy b 1854
    9. Robert James Donaghy b 1856, m 27 June 1881 at CCLI to Elizabeth Wright, dau of Joseph Wright. Marriage record : Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County. Lived Halifax Tsp. Children :
      1. David Wesley b 1882, bapt C of E Ireland Tp
      2. Alice Mary b 1884
      3. Levi Homer b 1887
      4. Grace Charlotte Alma b 1889
      5. Caroline Pearl b 1891
    10. Eliza Donaghy b 1851
    11. Alfred Donaghy b 1861
    12. Harvey Ward Donaghy b 1864
    13. Mary Ellis Donaghy b 1853, bapt 1 March 1854 at C of E Congregational Inverness Church, Inverness Tp, Megantic Co. LDS 6334276.
  6. Elijah Ellis b 1823, m 9 April 1851 at Leeds Presbyterian to Margaret Singleton, dau of Thomas Singleton of 3rd Range,Inverness Tp. Marriage witnesses were David Donaghy and Samuel Jamieson. LDS 6334276. Child:
    1. William Stewart Ellis b 1852, bapt 27 Feb 1853 at C of E Congregational Inverness Church, CCLI, Inverness Tp. LDS 6334276. Baptism witnesses as per Anglo-Protestants of Megantic Co were : David, John and Mary Donaghy.
  7. James Ellis settled Inverness Tp, m SUSAN or SARAH SALTER. Her parents (Salter) were buried at Bullard Brook, Inverness. Children:
    1. Susannah Salter Ellis m 1852 at Danville Congregational to Archibald Cook of Inverness. Record is clearly Salter for middle name.
    2. Henry Briggs Ellis b 1841, bapt 16 Jan 1842 at C of E, New Ireland, Ireland Tp. LDS 6334276 gives parents as James Ellis and Susan Salter. Anglo-Protestants of Megantic Co give parents as James Ellis and Sarah Slatter. (There were both Salters and Slatters in Megantic Co, but the Salters lived very near the Ellis family in Halifax Tp, and the Salters and Briggs families were neighbours. The Slatters lived on the 8th Range of Inverness.

      For the emigration pattern of the above family, see Ulster Protestant Emigration to Lower Canada , by Gwen Barry, Evans Books, 2003.


ELLIS, JAMES NAPOLEAN m 12 Sept 1854 at C of E Congregational Inverness Church, Inverness Tp, Megantic Co. to ELIZABETH HARWOOD, dau of James Harwood and Abigail Aldrich of Inverness Tp. James Ellis appears to belong to one of the above families. He could be James (No 7 above) married a 2nd time in 1854 to Elizabeth Harwood. Marriage record : LDS microfiche 6334276. For information on the Aldriches, see Publications by Gwen Barry. They are listed in the 1861 census for Howick Tp, Upper Canada, with children :

  1. Ross Andrew Ellis
  2. William James Ellis
  3. Caroline Ellen Ellis
  4. Alphaes (?) Ellis



  1. William Penrose Ellis b 1872 PEI, m 1898 Nellie Daly RC


ELLIS, GEORGE, b c 1773, d 1838, bur 3 Apr 1838, age 85 years at the Metropolitan Church, Quebec City. LDS 6334276.


  1. Anna Ellis bapt 10 July 1829 at Aubigny English Church, Levis, Que. LDS microfiche 6334276.
  2. George Ellis bapt 7 April 1837 at dispersed settlements. LDS microfiche 6334276.

ELLIS, ALEXANDER b c 1833, bur 19 May 1852 at Aubigny English Church, Levis, Que. LDS microfiche 6334276.



  1. John Ellis bapt 3 Oct 1819 at Metropolitan Church, Quebec City. LDS 6334276
  2. James Ellis bapt 27 Oct 1822 at Metropolitan Church, Quebec City. LDS 6334276
  3. Frederick Ellis bapt 2 Apr 1826 at Metropolitan Church, Quebec City, bur 9 May 1826 at Metropolitan Church. LDS microfiche 6334276.
  4. Edward Ellis bapt 6 Sept 1829 at Metropolitan Church, Quebec, bur 16 Jan 1833 at Metropolitan Church. LDS microfiche 6334276.


  1. Edward bur 9 Feb 1855 at Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City. LDS 6334276
  2. James bapt 19 Nov 1848 at Wesleyan Methodist Church, Que. LDS 6334276.

    *Note that Montgomery was a Megantic County name, and there were Marias, Edwards and James in it.


ELLISON GEORGE, settled St Gilles, m in 1838 at C of E Leeds to DIANA KING DESHON, widow. Witness at the marriage was Ann Deshon. Children :

  1. Elizabeth b 1831 twin,
  2. Diana b 1831 twin,
  3. Truman b 1834
  4. Mark b 1838

ELVIDGE CHARLES b 18 May 1824 in ENGLAND, d 1909, came to Quebec in 1847 at age 23, m in 1851 at WM Ireland Tp, Megantic County, Que to MARY RODGERS b 15 March 1830 in IRELAND, of Inverness Tp, buried C of E, St Stephens, Rectory Hill, Inverness Tp. Mary Rodgers came to Quebec in 1840 at age 10. Children :

  1. Hannah b 1852, m in 1872 to James Edward Tennecare, b 1841, son of Robert Evans Tennecare b 1808 in Ireland, and Maria Elsworth (Elwood) b 1806 in Ireland.
  2. Sarah b 9 Oct 1853 at Inverness, d 1942 at Milby, Que, m in 1873 at Manchester, Vt to Edward Lennon, b 1847 in Dublin, Ireland, RC, son of Edward Lennon who died at sea on the passage over in 1850. Sarah worked in a dairy in Manchester, Vt when she met her husband Edward Lennon. Children :
    1. Katherine Mary Lennon b 1875 in Manchester, Vt, nm, d 1955 at Milby, Que, buried St Antoine's RC Cemetery, Lennoxville.
    2. Ellen Alma Lennon b 1877, d 1960 at Milby, Que, bur St Antoine's Cem, Lennoxville, m in 1905 at Compton, Que to John Boudreau, son of Henry Boudreau and Marguerite McNally.
    3. Sarah Lennon b 1878, d 1934, bur Lennoxville.
    4. Charles Arthur Leroy Lennon b 1881, d 1964, bur St Antoine's, Lennoxville, m in 1903 at St Thomas Church, Compton, Que to Albertina L Spalding
    5. Eva May Lennon b 1885, m in 1933 at Derby Line, Vt to Leo Walsh.
    6. Alden Edward Augustin Lennon b 1889, d 1975, bur Compton, m in 1922 at Martinville, Compton, Que to Yvonne Cliche
    7. Elizabeth Lilly Mary Lennon b 1892 at Milby, Que, nm, lived Milby, Que, d 1967, bur St Antoine's, Lennoxville.
    8. Patrick Joseph Lenon b 1894, nm, d 1955 8 Dec.
  3. James b 1855, d 1879 at Inverness
  4. Joseph b 1856, d 1911 at Inverness
  5. Mary Ann b 1858, d 1944 at Lennoxville, Que, m in 1884 at C of E Church of Ascension, Inverness, Que to Samuel Glass, b 1848, son of Samuel Glass b 1813 and Margaret Power b 1821, both of Ireland. Children :
    1. Frederick James Glass b 1886
    2. Mabel Glass b 1889
    3. Charles Henry Glass b 1893
    4. William Ewart Glass b 1898
  6. Eleanor b 1860, m in 1887 at C of E Leeds to Patrick Quain or Quan, son of John Quain and Honorah Castellons or Costello
  7. Catherine b 1861
  8. Elizabeth b 1863, d 1940 in Sherbrooke, m in 1898 at Inverness to Joseph Quin, son of John Quin and Honorah Castellons. Lived Inverness. No children.
  9. Grace b 1864
  10. Mary b 11 March 1850
  11. Rosie m M Bolduc. To Sask, no children.

ELVIDGE HENRY b 1824 ENGLAND, WM, m in 1855 to SARAH A CUMMINGS, b 1830 ENGLAND. Lived Leeds Tp. Children :

  1. Elizabeth Jane b 1856
  2. George b 1859
  3. Henry b 1860

ELVIDGE GEORGE of Inverness m in 1847 to LUCY CUMMINGS. Lived Nelson Tp. Children:

  1. Mary b 1855
  2. Ann b 1853
  3. George b 1857
  4. Henry b 1852

ELWOOD or ELSWORTH MARIA b 1806 in Ireland, d 1868 in Inverness, m ROBERT EVANS TENCARRE b 1808 in Ireland. Child :

  1. James Edward Tennecare b 1841, m in 1872 at C of E Ireland Tp to Hannah Elvidge.

EMMERSON ELEANOR (ELLEN) b c 1805 near Dromore, Co Down, Ireland, m 1830 at Aubigny C of E, Levis, Que. to HENRY EDWARDS of St Sylvestre, Lotbiniere Co, Que.

Contact info available for Emmerson.

EMERY CHARLES PHILLIP Rev, ordained C of E in 1856. First church as deacon was C of E Upper Ireland, Ireland Tp in 1855.

The following persons were at Holy Trinity, Maple Grove Church of England, Ireland Township, at various times:

  1. 1851 - Rev Wickes
  2. 1856 - Rev. C. P. Emery
  3. 1865 - Robert Bennett, Church Warden
  4. 1867 - Rev. Thomas Ball
  5. 1884 - Rev Richard Hewton, to at least 1887.

    Source: Vestry Books of Holy Trinity, Maple Grove, 1860-1884.


EMOND HUGH of London, Ontario, m in 1873 at Ireland Tp WM to CATHERINE SOLANDT







  1. Jane Evans b 15 Aug 1804 in Ireland, d 1897, m Richard Shorten, son of Richard Shorten. For Jane and Richard's children, see Shorten.
  2. Rebecca Evans m Joseph McKay, b 1804 in Co Donegal, Ireland

EVANS ROBERT m CATHERINE ELIZABETH LOWRY of Ham Tp. Child : Ann b 1874, bapt WM Leeds.


EVANS CHRISTINE d 1817 at St Patrice de Beaurivage, C of E.


EVANS THOMAS lived St Patrice de Beaurivage in the 1850s, C of E, m in 1851 at St Sylvestre C of E to ELLEN BRENNAN.


EVANS JOHN m MARY McGOVERN. Lived at St Bernard. Children :

  1. Joseph b 1850, bapt WM Ireland Tp
  2. Ann Jane b 1852, bapt WM Ireland Tp
  3. Edward b 1854, bapt WM Ireland Tp, m Elizabeth Jane Lowrey. Lived St Bernard. Children :
    1. Henry Ernest b 1882, bapt WM Leeds
    2. Mary Jane b 1878, bapt WM Leeds
    3. Harriet Viola b 1880, bapt WM Leeds

EVANS ELIZA b 1840, d 1916, bur Parkhurst Cem, St Sylvestre. (This may be Catherine Elizabeth Lowrey, wife of Robert Evans)

Contact info is available for Evans.

EWART/YOUART JOHN, b 1798 in IRELAND, d 1882, C of S, widower, settled Leeds Tp, m in 1835 2nd to JANE McAULEY b 1812 in IRELAND, Epis, d 1886. Child John b 1839 in LC. Some of the Ewart family were buried at Ewart Hill, Kinnears Mills. No headstones remain. The lot is partially covered by a gravel pit