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William Joseph Madden

Male 1859 -


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  • Name  William Joseph Madden 
    • Also known as William Henrichon (sometimes anglicized as Harrishaw)
    Nickname  Willie Lee 
    Born  1859  Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  30 Sep 1859  St. John the Baptist RC Church, Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "William Madden, illegitimate, son of Michael Madden and Mary Scanlon of Perth"
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Tailor 
    Godparents  Angelina Minorie [Angélique Ménard] 
    Association  Angélique Ménard (Relationship: Adopted son) 
    Association  Stephen Isaac Hartney (Relationship: Godfather/godson) 
    Notes 
    • In the last will and testament of Angélique Ménard, Willie Lee Herrichon is described as her "adopted son" who is "also known as William Madden." He marries Catherine Murphy as "William Madden," son of Michael Madden and Mary Scanlon. In his marriage record, his birthplace is listed as Perth and his residence as Montreal, occupation tailor. In the 1881 census, he is living with the widowed Angéline "Harishau," where his name is given as "William Harishau" and his ethnicity is listed as Irish not French. Why was he adopted?
    • Apparently lived in Tweed.
    Person ID  I955  Moran
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2013 

    Father  Michael Madden 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Mother  Mary Scanlon 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Family ID  F438  Group Sheet

    Father  Felix Henrichon,   b. 24 Aug 1833, Lachine, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1879, Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Adopted 
    Mother  Angélique Ménard,   b. 1834, St. Mark's, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1894, Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Adopted 
    Married  21 May 1855  Lachine, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F273  Group Sheet

    Family  Catherine Murphy,   b. 1868, Co. Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Oct 1897  Tweed, Hastings, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Witnesses  Joseph Gabourin and Mary Murphy 
    Last Modified  27 Jan 2012 
    Family ID  F274  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S224] Register of St. John the Baptist, Perth.

    2. [S301] Register of St. Cartagh, Tweed.