Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: Countries: Canada: Quebec

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

West Farnham Gilwee Kilwee 1825-1890
Posted by: Patty Harrington (ID *****8321) Date: June 25, 2013 at 10:17:42
  of 9213

I am trying to find records on the Gilwee family (John and Margaret (Mullin) Gilwee) who came to Quebec from Ireland around 1825. The name has several variations from Gilwce, Gilwer, Kilwee and Gilwie due to transcription difficulties as well as likely name spelling changes. They lived possibly in the Montreal area initially after arrival, then moved to Farnham, in the Eastern Townships.

They are said to come from Sligo, Ireland, but I find no Gilwees at all in Ireland, so I am convinced the name was different before their arrival. The first baptismal record I have found for their children born in Canada is from 1837 for Sarah "Kilwee", other records have the Gilwee name or variations of it. They had one child, William who was born in Ireland prior to their immigration. Any possible information about this family would be greatly appreciated.


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/canada/quebec/messages/9056.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network