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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  (Age 45 years) 
    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  (Age 60 years) 
    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.