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Re: Massam family
Posted by: Carolyn La Porte (ID *****6155) Date: October 21, 2012 at 13:48:41
In Reply to: Re: Massam family by John massam of 100297

Hi John,

Now that I know it is right family I will give you more detail on those entries. I just noticed that I said from 1871 that Robert, Margaret and their children all born ON, but I should have said Quebec - not sure what that was about !

Some of the spellings are off in the indexes which is not at all unusual. I am giving you the surname for each census as it is indexed.

Where the entries are in French I will do my best to translate.

Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 about Catherine Duff
Name:       Catherine Duff
Spouse:       John Massari
Event:       Mariage (Marriage)
Marriage Year:       1827
Marriage Location:       Ste-Marie, Québec

The image says:
October 24, 1827, after publication of banns, marriage of John Massam, major son of John Massam, and Mary Hampson of the township of Godmanchester, on the first part, and Catherine Duff, minor daughter of Miles Duff and Margaret Doyle of the township of Frampton, on the other part.



Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 about John Masson
Name:       John Masson
Event:       Enterrement (Burial)
Burial Year:       1871
Burial Location:       Huntingdon, Québec (Quebec)
Place of Worship or Institution:       St-Joseph

This one was in English - The 14th day of June 1871, the undersigned Parish Priest, interred in the cemetery of St. Joseph of Huntingdon, the body of John Massam, husband of Agnes Hampson - deceased two days previous, aged on hundred and ten (two) years, of this Parish. Present Peter Brady and Patrick Solan who did not sign.

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Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 about Robert Massam
Name:       Robert Massam
Event:       Baptême (Baptism)
Baptism Year:       1831
Baptism Location:       Ormstown, Québec (Quebec)
Place of Worship or Institution:       Townships Ormstown - Huntingdon - Hinchinbrooke

On this 18th day of June 1831, the undersigned baptized Robert, aged 9 months, the legitimate child of John Massam, farmer a Godmanchester and of Catherine Duffy. Sponsors Peter and Ellen Donnelly could not sign.

I thought I would go back to earlier census before looking for more births etc. so I would know what names to look for.


1851 GODMANCHESTER, BEAUHARNOIS COUNTY, CANADA EAST - QUEBEC
MASSUM
John, age 45, farmer, born England

DUFF
Catherine, age 45, born Ireland

MASSUM
Robert, age 22, laborer, born Canada

John, age 20, laborer, born Canada

Margaret, age 18, born Canada

Edward, age 16, born Canada

John, age 72, wheel wright, born England

** so, no mother Agnes with the family so she may have died before then

1861 HUNTINGDON, CANADA EAST
MAPAM
John, age 53, farmer, born England - married

Catherine, age 52, born Ireland - married

Robert, labourer, age 31, born C.E. - married

Margaret, age 25, born C.E. - married

John, laborer, age 28, born C.E. - married

Ann, age 25, born C.E. - married

Edward. age 2, born C.E.

Father John is not with them so looked for him separately but did not find him - I wonder if he was just missed?

So from 1861 the known children of John and Catherine are Robert, John, Margaret and Edward
and from 1871 Robert is married to Margaret and John is married to Ann

So I looked for marriages for them

Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 about William Oreily
Name:       William Oreily
Spouse:       Margaret Maparn
Event:       Mariage (Marriage)
Marriage Year:       1859
Marriage Location:       Ormstown, Québec (Quebec)
Place of Worship or Institution:       Townships Ormstown - Huntingdon - Hinchinbrooke

The writing is hard to read so will do my best
January 8th, 1859 after publication of banns, marriage of William O'Reilly, son of William O'Reilly and Bridget................of the Parish of Ít. Joseph, Huntingdon on the firs part, and Margaret Massam , daughter of John Massam and Catherine Duff of the same Parish on the other part.

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Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 about Robert Mapam
Name:       Robert Mapam
Spouse:       Margaret Reilly
Event:       Mariage (Marriage)
Marriage Year:       1860
Marriage Location:       Ormstown, Québec (Quebec)
Place of Worship or Institution:       Townships Ormstown - Huntingdon - Hinchinbrooke

Again, hard to read - I cannot read the month or day of marriage, but year was 1860. after publication of banns, marriage of Robert Massam, son of John Massam and Catherine Duff of the Parish of St. Joseph, Huntingdon on the first part and Margaret Reilly, daughter of William Reilly and Bridget Reilly of the same Parish on the other part.

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Here are John and Ann - did not marry in Huntingdon

Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 about John Mossom
Name:       John Mossom
Spouse:       Ann Huston
Event:       Mariage (Marriage)
Marriage Year:       1858
Marriage Location:       Hinchinbrooke, Québec (Quebec)
Place of Worship or Institution:       St-Patrice

This one very clear and easy to read:

The 4th day of May, 1858, after the publication of one bann of marriage, the parties having been granted a dispensation of the publication of the two other banns, as it appeared by a letter from Reverend L.G. Gagnius, Parish priest of Huntingdon, dated the 30th of April int he same year, between John Massam, son of age of John Massam and Catherine Duffie of the Parish of St. Joseph, Huntingdon on the first part and Ann Huston, daughter of age of John Huston and Mary Duffie of the States on the other part, no impediment having been discovered, the undersigned Parish priest of this Parish, having been authorized to that effect by Reverend L.G. Gagnius Parish priest of Huntingdon, have receieved their mutual consent to marriage and have given them thee nuptial benediction in the presence of Robert Massam, father of the bridegroom and Henry Duffie, uncle to the bride, who did not sign.

AND I found another daughter of John and Catherine

Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 about Agness Massam
Name:       Agness Massam
Spouse:       Charles Reilley
Event:       Mariage (Marriage)
Marriage Year:       1848
Marriage Location:       St-Anicet, Québec

Oct. 17, 1848 after publication of banns, marriage of Charles Reilly, major son of William Reilly and Bridget Reilly of this Parish on the first part, and Agnes Massam, minor daughter of John Massam and Catherine Duff of this Parish on the other part


I have not found a marriage for John and Catherine's son Edward

Also did not find baptism for their daughters Agnes, and Margaret, nor sons John or Edward

I'll see what else I can find in census and send separately.

Carolyn L


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