Irish Heritage Day of Saint-Colomban

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St. Columban-Montreal Connections (Marriages Etc.)

St. Patrick's, R.C. Montreal, Aug. 17, 1863 - M146
James McKenna, labourer, of this parish, son of age of Christopher McKenna and of dec. Catherine Mulvany of Co. Meath, Ireland
TO: Bridget Barrett of this parish, daughter of age of William Barrett, farmer and Ellen McDonald of St. Columba, ( I am not sure if St. Columba and St. Columban are two different places)
Wit: Catherine Barrett and of Thomas Barrett, brother and sister of the bride.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Aug. 4, 1863 - M139
Arthur Doyle, of this parish, son of Michael Doyle, dec. and of Winifride Grace of the Co. of Kilkenny, Ireland,
TO: Mary Freeney of this parish, daughter of Martin Freeney, farmer and of (looks like) Mary Joyce, of St. Columba
Wit: Jeremiah Leahy

This is a baptism, St. Patrick's, Montreal, July 22, 1863 - B604
Thomas Henry Fitzgerald, born on 20th, son of James Fitzgerald, soldier of the 16th. Regiment, and Catherine Ryan
Wit: Thomas Morrissey and Elizabeth Hennessy

This is a marriage, St. Ann's, Griffintown/Montreal, Oct. 13 1884, M59
James Murphy, son of John Murphy and Jane Slattery, to Catherine Jane Williams, daughter of James Williams and Suzan McGahan
Wit: Church official and of Thomas Nolan
Note: James is from St. Columban.

St. Ann's, Griffintown/Montreal, Feb. 7 1899, M3
Michael Williams son of Thomas Williams and Bridget McKeown to Mary McGarr daughter of Arthur McGarr, dec. and of Catherine Williams, dec.
Wit: Sarah Lemire, and James Williams
Groom and bride's parents are from St. Columban, Quebec

Baptism
St. Ann's Griffintown, March 13/born on the 6th 1899
Suzanna Irene Williams daughter of Michael Williams, farmer of this parish and Mary Ann McGarr
Godparent: John McGarr, uncle of the child

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Nov. 10 1863, M205
Thomas McCormick, son of Daniel McCormick and of Catherine Gavin of Co. Limerick, Ireland.
TO: Catherine Stapleton, daughter of dec. Lawrence Stapleton, farmer and Margaret Ryan, of St. Columba (sic)
Wit: Michael Ryan, and Mary Stapleton

This is St. Pat's, Montreal, June 1, 1863, M85
John Burke, railroad conductor son of Patrick Burke and Mary Kelly of the parish of Brockville.
TO: Bridget Lanigan daughter of Francis Lanigan, farmer and of dec. Bridget Slattery of St. Columban (sic)
Wit: Church official and of Joseph Larant

St. Patrick's, Montreal, May 16, 1859, M39
Alexander Woods, carpenter, wid. of Sarah McClaskey (?), of this parish and Mary Quinlan, of this parish, daughter of age of James Quinlan, farmer and of dec. Judith Flannery of the parish of St. Columban.
Wit: William Brennan and of Mary Stapleton

This is from St. Patrick's, Montreal, M15, March 4, 1878
Thomas Maguire, son of Patrick Maguire and of dec.Ann Markin of Co.Fermanagh, Ireland
TO: Margaret Grimes, of this parish, daughter of James Grimes, farmer and of dec. Ann Clarke of Columban.
Wit: William J. Carter and of Veronica McNally.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, April 28, 1879, M22
James Gleeson , safe maker, of this parish, son of age of Edward Gleeson and Catherine Herbert of this parish, to: Mary Delaney of this parish, daughter of James Delaney, farmer and of Bridget Kelly of St. Columban
Wit: Catherine Delaney

Here is a marriage from St. Pat's, Montreal, April 9, 1888, M15
John Phelan of St. Joseph's, Ottawa, son of Michael Phelan and of Jane O'Rourke
TO: Johanna Keyes of this parish, daughter of Andrew Keyes, farmer and of Bridget Ryan, of St. Columban
Wit: Andrew Keyes, father of the bride and of Tessie Keyes, sister of the bride, Michael Phelan, father of the bridegroom.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, June 18, 1889, M36 - Marriage
David Flynn of St. Peter's and Paul's, Minerville, (state of New York) son of dec. John Flynn and Mary Hickey of the same place.
TO: Mary Sheehan daughter of Michael Sheehan and of Mary Blanchfield of St. Jerome's
Wit: Ellen Sheehan, Arthur Beaudett

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Feb. 14, 1899 - M17
Charles John Stapleton, son of John Stapleton and Bridget Wells to Ellen Theresa Murray daughter of William Murray and of dec. Eliza Daley
Wit: John Baird and of Ann Brownrigg, cousin of the bride.
Sheila, Ont.

St. Gabriel's, Pointe St. Charles, Sept. 11, 1876 - M13
John Milloy, son of age of Michael Milloy and Mary Murphy of St. Columban
To: Ann McCarthy daughter of this parish, daughter of Timothy McCarthy and Ann (looks like) Friendible?
Wit: Patrick Harrington and Mary McCarthy, sister of the bride.
The bride could not sign.

St. Patrick's, Montreal (poor quality film) Dec. 9, 1860 B883 (baptism)
Anna Maria Bracken, daughter of James Bracken, laborer of this parish and Mary Purcell
GP: Michael Bracken and Margaret Purcell

St. Patrick's, Montreal, (poor quality film) June 15, 1859 B408
John James Bracken son of James Bracken, laborer and of Mary Purcell
GP: Peter Thompson and Margaret Freel

St. Patrick's, Montreal, (poor quality film) Sept. 16, 1862
Mary Bracken, born yesterday, daughter of James Bracken and of Mary Purcell
GP: Edward Carey, Annie O'Reilly
 

James Bracken:
On the third day of July one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, We the undersigned priest interred in the cemetery the body of James Bracken, labourer of Montreal, husband of Mary Purcell, aged about twenty six years, died suddenly on the first instant by the visitation of God, as appears by the certificate of Michael Phelan, Mayor of the municipality, who presided at the inquest on the body of the deceased. Present Jeremiah Howard and John Purcell, who could not sign. Father Falvey.

Mary Bracken:
On the twenty seventh day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, We the undersigned priest interred in the cemetery the body of Mary Bracken, child of deceased Michael Bracken and Mary Purcell of this parish, deceased two days previous, aged two years and nine months. Present John Purcell and Francis Monahan, who could not sign. Father Falvey.
 

St. Anthony's, Montreal, Sept. 3, 1895 - M20
Martin Funchion of St. Columban, son of age of John Funchion and of Mary McLaughlin of St. Columban to Theresa Casey of St. Anthony's, daughter of John Casey and of Mary Ann Grimes of St. Columban.
Wit: John Funchion and Sarah Katie Casey

St. Anthony’s, Montréal, June 21, 1887 - M13
Michael Samuel O'Rourke, journeyman, of this parish, son of Samuel O'Rourke and Catherine Phelan of St. Carmele To:
Annie Keys, of this parish daughter of age of Andrew Keyes of St. Columban, and of dec. Catherine O'Connors
Wit: Samuel O'Rourke, father of the bridegroom and of Andrew Keyes, father of the bride
Signed: Michael Samuel O'Rourke Annie Keyes, Sam O'Rourke, Andrew Keyes

St. Patrick's, Montreal, June 27, 1905 - M71
John Williams son of St. Columban's parish, labourer, son of Michael Williams and Catherine Burke. TO: Mary Jane McCarthy daughter of Stephen McCarthy and of Jane (looks like) McGurry
Wit: Michael Williams, Margaret McCarthy, sister of the bride.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Sept. 26, 1905 - M117
Patrick Murphy of St. Columban parish, farmer, son of age of Joseph Murphy and Bridget Mooney. TO: Alice Williams of St. Patrick's, daughter of Thomas Williams and Bridget McKeown.
Wit: Bina Whyte and Alexander Kennedy

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Dec. 8, 1873 - B370
Catherine Blanchfield, born on Dec. 07, 1873, daughter of Richard Blanchfield and Bridget Slattery
GP: John A. Johnson, Ann Welsh

St. Patrick's, Feb. 15, 1876 - B60
Margaret Blanchfield, born on Feb. 14, 1876, daughter of Richard Blanchfield and Bridget Slattery
GP: May McDonald and Lawrence McDonald

St. Patrick's, March 2, 1882 - B72
James Joseph Blanchfield born March 1, 1882, son of Richard Blanchfield and Bridget Slattery
GP: Joseph Phelan, Mary Blanchfield

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Sept. 20, 1859 - M120
Patrick Elliott, farmer, son of age of (looks like) Edward Elliott and Mary Blanchfield of the parish of St. Columban. TO: Mary Kelly of this parish, daughter of dec. Andrew Kelly, farmer of Mary (looks like) Aiken of Co. Clare, Ireland
Wit: Thomas Burns, and Bridget O'Hallaran

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil also known as St. Mary's, Montreal a mostly Irish Catholic parish.
Oct 5., 1885, M17
James Augustus McKeever, (looks like) mariner, son of age James McKeever and of Mary Ann (looks like) Emnery/Emmery?, of Prescott, Ontario. TO: Annie O'Dea of St. Mary's, daughter of Michael O'Dea and of Annie Russell of St. Columban Co., Two Mountains.
Wit: James O'Dea, brother of the bride and of N. (looks like) Cousineau, friend of the groom.

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil also known as St. Mary's, Montreal, a mostly Irish Catholic parish., July 25, 1887, M7
John James Bracken, son of age of dec. James Bracken and Mary Purcell,of this parish
TO: Margaret O'Neill, daughter of age of John O'Neill and of Catherine (looks like) Hirill, also of this parish
Wit: John Purcell and Mathilda O'Neill, and of Wm. Finley. (all signed)

St. Patrick's, Montreal, June 15, 1859 B408
John James Bracken, born on the same day, son of James Bracken, laborer, and of Mary Purcell of this parish.
GP: Peter Thompson, and Margaret Freel

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Dec. 9, 1860, B883
Anna Maria Bracken, born yesterday, daughter of James Bracken, laborer, in this parish, undersigned, and Mary Purcell.
GP: Michael Bracken, Margaret Purcell
Priest spells the name "Brackin" James and Michael sign, "Bracken"

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Sept. 16, 1862, B670
Mary Brackin, born yesterday, daughter of James Brackin, laborer and of Mary Purcell, of this parish
GP: Edward Carey and Annie O'Reilly
Note: spelling interchangable - Bracken or Brackin

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil also known as St. Mary's, Montreal, a mostly Irish Catholic parish.
Sept. 18, 1888, B88
Joseph A. (looks like) Coperertino Bracken, born yesterday, son of John James Bracken, foreman and of Margaret O'Neill of this parish,
GP: John Dillon, book-keeper and of Rose Anna O'Neill, his wife.

Family plot at Notre Dame de Neiges, Montreal, 01852 "P"
Late's name Spouse's name Concession number Section Date of arrival

 

Bracken Catherine   01852 P 22/07/1946
Bracken Francis Gleason Gweneth 01852 P 27/11/1986
Bracken James Leo 01852 P 02/03/2004
Bracken James Leo 01852 P 06/06/1945
Bracken John 01852 P 13/09/1971
Bracken John James 01852 P 07/05/1940
Bracken John Justin 01852 P 17/06/1950
Bracken Joseph Coupertina 01852 P 07/07/1945
Bracken Mary Wilds William 01852 P 10/01/1994
Bracken Mary 01852 P 17/10/1901
Bracken Rita Matthews L. "d" 01852 P 04/05/1982
Bracken Thomas Augustine 01852 P 21/11/1957
Dillon John 01852 P 09/03/1912
Gallery Rose Anna Mildred 01852 P 24/08/1898
Hurst Catherine O'Neill 01852 P 22/10/1895
Matthews Louis P 01852 P 01/03/1966
O'Neil John 01852 P 08/01/1898
O'Neill Margaret Bracken 01852 P 03/10/1924
O'Neill Rose Ann Dillon "d" 01852 P 01/06/1917
O'Neill Susanne 01852 P 15/03/1920
Whittaker Marguerite Bracken Jas. "d" 01852 P 05/07/1961
Wilds William James 01852 P 23/04/1965

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil also known as St. Mary's, Montreal, a mostly Irish Catholic parish.
April 15, 1890, B34
John Justin Charles Bracken, born yesterday, son of John (looks like) James Bracken, machinist and of (looks like) Margaret O'Neil/O'Neill of this parish.
GP: John Purcell, grand uncle, Mary Purcell, wife of William John Finley, the child's grandmother.
Signed: John J. Bracken, John Purcell, Mary Purcell.

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil also known as St. Mary's, Montreal, a mostly Irish Catholic parish.
Nov. 23, 1901, B129
James Leo Brackin/Bracken, born yesterday, son of John James Bracken/in, machinist, and Margaret O'Neil/O'Neill of this parish
GP: Thomas (looks like) Phelan, the child's uncle, Catherine O'Neil, wife of Thomas, the childs aunt.
Priest writes Brackin, signature, Bracken. Priest writes O'Neil, signature is O'Neill

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil also known as St. Mary's, Montreal, a mostly Irish Catholic parish.
Feb. 25, 1894, B22
Thomas Augustus Bracken, born on the twenty second, son of John James Bracken, machinist and of Margaret O'Neill of this parish.
The father was present and signed with the godparents.
GP: Daniel Gallery, merchant and Matilda O'Neill, wife of Daniel Gallery, of St. Patrick's, parish

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Feb. 1 1887, M9
Edward Brophy, saloon keeper, son of dec. Lawrence Brophy and Margaret Elliott of St. Columba (sic) to: Ellen Keyes of this parish Andrew Keyes and Bridget Ryan of St. Columba (sic) Wit: Andrew Keyes, father of the bride and of Michael Francis Nugent

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Sept. 25, 1893, M85
John Brophy, fireman, of St. Patricks son of dec. Lawrence Brophy and Margaret Elliott on the one part, and Margaret Ryan daughter of dec. Walter Ryan, laborer and of Julia Brennan
Wit: Francis Brophy, brother to the bridegroom and of Nicholas Ryan, brother to the bride

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Feb. 16, 1897, M10
Francis Patrick Brophy, grocer, of this parish, son of dec. Lawrence Brophy and of dec.Margaret Elliott to Maria Sexton, late of St. Michael's, parish, New York City, in the state of New York, daughter of Samuel Sexton and of Catherine Collins.
Wit: James Brophy and Margaret Brophy, brother and sister respectively of the bride.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Oct. 26, 1897, M77
Cornelius Phelan, of this parish, driver, son of age of Michael Phelan and of dec. Jane O'Rourke. TO: Alice Brophy of this parish, daughter of age of dec. Lawrence Brophy and of dec. Margaret Elliott. Wit: Michael Phelan, father of the bridegroom and of James Brophy, brother of the bride.

Note: Dispensation of two banns of marriage and of consanguinity in the third and fourth degree, having been granted.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, April 27, 1897 M24
George Frederick L'Africain of this parish, clerk, son of George L'African and Susan Switzer
TO: Margaret Brophy, daughter of dec. Lawrence Brophy and of dec. Margaret Elliott
Wit: George L'Africain, father of the groom and of James Brophy, brother of the bride.

Note: there is one child baptised there.
The burial plot of George Frederick L'Africain/Brophy, at NDDN is :00082 -J1. http://www.cimetierenddn.org/en/services/necrologie/recherche.asp

St. Patrick's, Montreal, May 13, 1888 - B161
Lawrence Andrew Francis Brophy, born on the 29th inst., son of Edward Brophy, restaurant keeper and Elenora Keys (sic)
GP: Michael Francis Nugent, assistant pawn broker of Longueil parish, and of Ann Brophy, wife of the God-father
GF: signed. The father declares he cannot sign. Ann Nugent signed.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, April 6, 1890 - B98
John Joseph Brophy, born on the 2nd inst., son of Edward Brophy, restaurant keeper and of Eleonora Keyes of this parish.
GP: Michael O'Rourke, beer driver and Annie Keyes, his wife
Both undersigned with the father, (yes, the father could sign)

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Sept. 18, 1894 - B296
Margaret Alice Ethel Brophy, born on the 16th. inst. daughter of John Brophy, farmer and of Margaret Ryan.
GP: James Brophy, dry goods clerk and Margaret Brophy of this parish.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, June 13, 1896 - B200
Mary Julia Hildred Brophy, born on the 9th. inst., daughter of John Brophy, fireman and of Margaret Ryan, of this parish
GP: Nicholas Ryan and of Theresa Brophy
All signed.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Sept. 18, 1898 - B240
Walter Lawrence Brophy, born on the 15th. inst., son of John Brophy and of Margaret Ryan, of this parish.
GP: Francis P. Brophy, clerk and of his wife Maria Sexton, of this parish

St. Patrick's, Montreal, March 30, 1898 - B85
Mary Margaret Madeleine Lafricain, born on the 27th instant, daughter of George Frederick Lafricain, clerk and Margaret Brophy
GP: George Lafricain, gentleman and of Teresa Brophy, clerk
Everyone signed, incl. the father.

Look at the plot at NDDN, and just type in the plot and section, no names, tons of family sharing the same plot.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Nov. 18, 1900 - B300
Gordon Hartley Laurence Brophy, on the 13th. inst. son of Francis P. Brophy, restaurant keeper and of Maria Sexton, of this parish.
GP: Cornelius Phelan, wine merchant and Alice Phelan nee Brophy "of St. Denis"
Everyone signed.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Sept. 29, 1901 - B200
Mary Nora Irene, born today, daughter of Edward Brophy, restaurant keeper and of Nora Keyes, of this parish.
GP: Andrew Keys, grocer, of St. Anthony's, and of Tessie Brophie/signed Brophy of St. Denis parish

St. Patrick's, Montreal, April 23, 1902 - B98
Harold Edward Brophy, son of John Brophy, fireman and of Margaret Ryan
GP: Edward Brophy, restaurant keeper of this parish and of Nora Keyes, wife of Edward Brophy.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, Oct. 13, 1896 - 418
(they changed the numbering system for this year).
Michael Phelan, farmer, of St. Columban, Two Mountains, Co. son of dec.
Patrick Phelan and of Sarah O'Brien, to Mary Funchion of St. Patrick's, daughter of John Funchion and of Mary McLaughlin.
Wit: John Funchion, brother of the bride and Stephen Young, church official

St. Patrick's, Montreal, May 12, 1863 - M69
Thomas Carroll, laborer, of this parish, son of dec. William Carroll and of Catherine Cunningham of the parish of St. Columba (sic) to: Bridget Holland of this parish, daughter Bartholemew Holland, farmer and of dec. Eleanor Stanton of St. Louis, U. States
Wit: Church official and of John Freney.

St. Patrick's, Montreal, June 14, 1861 - M 72
John Murphy, of this parish, son of dec. John Murphy and of dec. Mary Doyle of the parish of Saint Columba (sic) TO: Mary Ann Burke, daughter of dec. James Burke, servant, Catharine Mitchell of this parish.
Wit: Patrick Murphy