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James Moran

Male About 1796 - Between 1857 and 1861  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name James Moran 
    Born About 1796  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Coachman (Ireland); Farmer (Upper Canada) 
    • Oral tradition has it that James Moran was a coachman for Margaret Jamieson's family and that the couple eloped to Canada when her parents wouldn't approve the marriage.
    Emigration Abt 1818  Ireland to Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion Roman Catholic 
    Census 1821  Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    James Morin named as head of a household of 3: 1 man, 1 woman, 1 male child.  
    Census 1822  Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    James Moran named as head of a household of 4: 1 man, 1 woman, 1 male child, 1 female child. Total population of Huntley: 269. 
    Address 23 Aug 1823  Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
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    Upper Canada land petition by James Moran, Irish emigrant, for n 
    Address 1827  Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Huntley Company of Militia for the Year 1827: James Moran, 11/1  
    • Under the Militia Act of 1793, each male inhabitant between the ages of 16 to 50 was required to enroll as a militiaman and attend annual muster on the King's birthday (4 June).
    Address 02 Apr 1828  Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
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    Upper Canada land petition by James Morin, emigrant, from Irelan 
    Census 1842  Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Concession 1, Lot 11, 200 acres. They have improved 20 acres. They have 5 hogs, but no horses or cows. In the previous year, they had produced 40 bushels of wheat, 100 bushels of oats, and 500 bushels of potatoes. James Moran head of a household of 9, all of them belonging to "the Church of Rome." The census (which only lists the head of household by name) lists 2 sons and 5 daughters. Presumably the sons were Thomas and Alexander Michael (son James may have gone to Pakenham?). Of the 7 daughters, the eldest Marcella had married John Hogan in 1838. This leaves one daughter unaccounted for. Perhaps Anna (b. 1834) had died before 1842? She is not found in the 1851 census, and she seems to disappear from the records. 
    Census 1851  Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Enumeration was late (12 Jan 1852). James Moran head of a household of 9, with James and Margaret born in Ireland, the children all born in Upper Canada. Daughter Anna (born 1834) not listed. Son James (born 1824) listed as having recently died of cholera ("collara") at age 27. Log house. 
    Died Between 1857 and 1861  Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the index des sépultres for Notre Dame Basilica, Ottawa, there is a record for a James Moran, died 1 May 1857, buried 3 May 1857. His age is listed as 46, which is off by a decade or so. Unfortunately, while the index has survived, the years 1856-1861 are missing from the actual register.
    Association Elizabeth Lahey (Relationship: Godfather/goddaughter) 
    Person ID I28  Moran
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2011 

    Family Margaret Jamieson,   b. About 1798, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 July 1882, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married About 1819 
    Notes 
    • An early Moran/Lahey connection: James Moran and Margaret Jamieson were godparents to Elizabeth Lahey, daughter of Patrick Lahey and Elizabeth Wharton, baptized Notre Dame, Bytown on 4 March 1832.
    Children 
     1. Marcella Moran,   b. About 1821, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1893, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     2. Thomas Moran,   b. 1 March 1822, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1892, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. James Moran,   b. 8 Feb 1824, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     4. Mary Moran,   b. 31 March 1826, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1872, Ile du Grand Calumet, Pontiac Co, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     5. Margaret Moran,   b. Sep 1828, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1908, Torbolton Township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     6. Julia Moran,   b. About 1829, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1889, March township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     7. Alexander Michael Moran,   b. Oct 1830, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1892, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     8. Elizabeth Moran,   b. 2 May 1833, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1914, Montague township, Lanark Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     9. Anna Moran,   b. 11 Jun 1834,   d. Before 1852  (Age 17 years)
     10. Henrietta Moran,   b. 20 Mar 1837, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1921, St. Patrick's Orphanage and Asylum, Ottawa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S178] Townships of March and Huntley 1821, Ed. Mildred R. Livingston.

    2. [S180] Township of Huntley 1822, Ed. Mildred R. Livingston.

    3. [S177] Emmett's Notes, Emmett Patrick Sloan.
      James Morin, Irish
      From Perth Land Settlements, Reel C-2739 NAC (now LAC), p. 56.

    4. [S194] Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865).
      Return of Persons located by the Quarter Master General's Department in the Bathurst District who have performed the terms of Settlement and are entitled to the Patent Grants for the Several Allotments opposite their Respective Names.in, Irish Emgt, Huntley, 1st Concession, NW 1/2, 11, 100 acres.
      Perth Military Settlements, RG1, Series L-3, Vol. 421, page 31 (Reel C-2739, Petition #70).

    5. [S132] 1829 Huntley Militia List, Transcribed by Bruce S. Elliott, (Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society).

    6. [S176] Index to the Upper Canada Land Books, Edited by Susan Smart, (Ontario Genealogical Society: 2007), 1676.
      Morin, James. (emigrant; from Ireland). Huntley Township. 2 April 1828. Book N; Page 273; Petition Perth 70.

    7. [S102] 1842 Carleton Census, (Ottawa Branch, OGS).

    8. [S77] 1851 Census of Canada, (National Archives of Canada).
      Canada West (Ontario), Carleton County, District 4, Subdistrict Huntley, Subdistrict Number 28, page 85.