Monday, December 23, 2013

This Weeks Brickwall, Can you help?

Henry McCord 1823c-1884

 Can anyone suggest sources in Canadian Records 1823-1842 that we are missing that will lead us to a place of birth? We are searching for the birthplace of my husbands ggg grandfather in Ireland. Henry McCord 1823c-1884.

Henry died 16 April 1884 North Gower, Carleton County, Ontario. Info taken from headstone. He is buried in St Andrew’s Presbyterian Cemetery in Richmond, no record can be found in the death index either online or microfilm index. We’re told by the church secretary as well as the Presbyterian Archives that the church records of this time frame did not survive.

We have his will written 4 Aug 1884, 12 days before he died, he leaves everything to his wife Mary. She was born Upper Canada.

We have the papers produced when he purchased N1/2 Lot 2 Con 4 North Gower in April 1857 from Edward Malloch’s widow. The McCord family were on this land in the 1852 census and the Malloch’s lived in Bytown. We have traced the Malloch family in case they lead to a clue of Henry’s origin, no luck. We have land records but no place of birth is listed.

There is no place of birth mentioned on any of his 10 children’s birth, marriage nor death records. His marriage, 19 February 1842, was found in the Anglican Church Records Richmond, Ontario, again no place of birth. We have researched the witnesses at his marriage and nothing.

All census, 1851-1881, have him being born Ireland 1823-1825 and living on N1/2 Lot 2 Con 4 North Gower, Carleton County. We have not been able to locate him on any ship or immigration records. He would have come to Canada between 1823 and Feb 1842

I’m assuming he must be related to other McCord’s in the Carleton County, Ontario area and have checked their marriage, death and census records but have found no actual proof nor a place of origin for them other then Ireland.
Wendy Gray []

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