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John Lahey[1]

Male About 1778 - Bef 1859


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  • Name  John Lahey 
    Born  About 1778  Ballymacegan, Lorrha, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Emigration  1826  Ireland to Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    summer of 1826 
    Religion  Roman Catholic 
    Address  1846  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Found on the collectors roll for March township. 
    Census  1851  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Found in household of his brother James. John Lahy, born Ireland, age 76, C. Rome. Dwelling described as "Shanty," enumerator notes that there is a "Church of Rome" on the property (the wooden chapel which was replaced by a stone building in the 1880s). 
    Died  Before 17 January 1859  March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Lahey's Will. Written 21 December 1853; registered 17 January 1859.

      A memorial to be registered of a will made in the words and figures following that is today. In the name of God Amen.

      I John Lahey the Elder of the township of March, County of Carleton, and the Province of Canada, Yeoman, being of sound mind, memory and understanding but sick and weak of body, do hereby publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former will or wills, that I may have hereto have made.

      In the first place I nominate, constitute, and appoint George Morgan the Elder and Thomas Horrigan, both of the aforesaid Township of March Yeoman Executors of this my will. I direct that all my past debts funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid with all convenient speed after my decease, and I subject, in the first place, my personal estate, and if the same should be insufficient, my real estate for the payment.

      Therefore I give and bequeath unto my brother James and after his decease to his heirs all that parcel or track of land and premises, being composed of South East half of lot number fourteen on the third concession of the aforesaid Township of March, containing one hundred acres of land more or less, reserving to the Roman Catholic Church the two acres of land of said lot upon which the chapel now stands, together with all houses outhouses, barns stables, that are now erected and built or that may be hereafter erected and built by my said brother James, his heirs or any of them. He shall at no time sell or mortgage the said land hereby so devised. And I give unto him all stock, farming utensils that I may stand possessed of at the time of my decease and all my chattles and personal property.

      In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament written on two sides of a paper to the first side at the bottom therefore affixed my name and to the last my name and seal this twenty first day of December Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Three.
    Association  William Killeen (Relationship: Godfather/godson) 
    Notes 
    • McCabe List #53
    • Worked on the construction of the Rideau Canal (after the 1828 eviction, in order to earn money for a new piece of land). Signed the McCabe list (1829 petition to the Crown, signed by almost 700 Irishmen in the Bytown area, asking for assistance to help bring impoverished relatives to Canada), where he said he was from "Tipperary, Lurrough, Kilnacross." He asked for assistance for his "Brother In Law, Daniel Lahy, having a family, resides at Kilnacross -- he is known to the Archdeacon of Killaloe."
    Person ID  I80  Moran
    Last Modified  26 Mar 2010 

    Father  Unknown Lahey,   b. circa 1750, Ballymacegan, Lorrha, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ballymacegan, Lorrha, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  ,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F17  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S104] McCabe List, Bruce S. Elliott, (Ontario Genealogical Society), 0777921243..

    2. [S130] 1846 Collectors Roll for March Township, transcribed by DeAlton R. Owens, (Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society).

    3. [S77] 1851 Census of Canada, (National Archives of Canada).
      Canada West (Ontario), Carleton County, District 4, Subdistrict 29, page 3.