Place of migration:
Migrated to /Born in Canada
Daniel Dwyer, born cir. 1805, Boherlahan-Dualla area, Tipperary, Ireland [Cashel & Emly Diocese].
[Source: Birth year calculated from his age at death]
Alicia (Ally) Dwyer, b. cir 1812 & *d. bef. 1848, La Salette, Ontario, Canada (see below “Edmund Hackett”)
Michael Dwyer b. cir 1821 (Possible brother, farmed across from Daniel. Source: 1861 Census of Canada & bef. 1871 Census, he has sold his land to Daniel and gone]. Spouse Catherine - - -; children born Ontario, Canada: Johanna (blind) b. cir. 1848 & d.1878 & had been living with Daniel & Mary [Source: OVR Death Registration; Mary b. cir. 1852
Oral family history: "had a brother in the British Army in India", but no name given.
Marriage: Nov. 21 1837, Daniel married Mary Hackett (b. 8 Dec 1815) (see Chronicles), daughter of Patrick Hackett & Catherine Drue from Kill Hill, Dualla [Ballyherberry]; Witness: Patrick Hackett and Patrick Dwyer. Clergy was Rev. William Kirwin, PP
[Source: Certified copy of Boherlahan-Dualla Parish Register personally given by PP, Rev. James Feehan 2003; also NLI Parish Register of Marriage]
Child: **Michael Dwyer, born 25 Nov 1838, Boherlahan-Dualla, Tipperary, Ireland; Sponsors: Michael Cummins & Catherine Lube/Lubey/Looby
[Source: Certified copy of birth, Boherlahan-Dualla Parish Register personally given by PP, Rev. James Feehan 2003; also NLI Parish Register of baptisms]
Immigration: 1839 to Canada, Ontario, Oxford County, S. Norwich Township, Lot 2, Concession 7, where he built a log home & farmed on Crown Land given to him by a brother in the British Army [oral history, unconfirmed]. They were pioneers who helped build a log parish church, first called St. Anthony’s, which burned, *destroying all the records, with a cemetery of about 300 people,. A 2nd church was built of brick in the town of La Salette, Ontario & named St. Mary’s and eventually the name changed to Our Lady of La Salette, also with a cemetery to the rear. Two stained glass windows were donated to this church by Daniel & Mary’s son Thomas in their memory, which remain today. Many Irish family names belonged to this parish (Dwyer, Hackett, McNamara, Kirwin, O’Brien, Donnelly’s). This church is deconsecrated, but still remains as a venue for many events run by volunteers.
Daniel’s farm backed on Edmund Hackett's land, another Tipperary man. I believe he is related to Mary, but not a sibling of hers.
Edmund Hackett (b. 7 May 1811) Boherlahan-Dualla, married Daniel’s sister Ally (Alicia) Dwyer, on Apr. 27, 1836; had two children (John b.1836 & William b.1838, Boherlahan-Dualla), immigrated to the same area in Canada and had another child Philip b.1844. Edmund re- married & had 4 more children. He died 1891, Oxford Co. Norwich, ON
Children of Daniel Dwyer & Mary Hackett:
[Source: OVR Birth/Marriage/Death; Drouin Collection of Parish Registers]
**Michael b. 1838 (Boherlahan-Dualla, Tipperary, Ireland ~ d. 1902, Oxford Co., S. Norwich Township;
8 more children in Oxford County, S. Norwich Township, Ontario, Canada baptized/born between 1844 & 1859:
William Robert (1848-1922) [Immigrated between 1870-1875 to Lapeer, Michigan, USA]
Elleanor (1851-*bef. 1861)
Mary Ann (1859-1899)
Daniel Dwyer died 8 June 1882, S. Norwich Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada, age 77 years. Mary Hackett-Dwyer d. 11 Sep 1889, S. Norwich Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada, age 73 years. They are buried in Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Cemetery, La Salette, Ontario, Canada
[Source: Diocese of London, Ontario Parish Register of Death; OVR (Ontario Vital Records); Drouin Collection of Parish Registers of Birth, Marriage & Death]
Searched: Ireland, 1827 Tithe Applotment; 1847 House Books; Boherlahan-Dualla Journals 1999-2017; have parish records of ALL Daniel’s born in Cashel & Emly Diocese [Note: parish registers for Boherlahan-Dualla begin 1810], but still unable to pin down exactly who Daniel's family were and exactly what Townland. Through DNA we have a 'common ancestor to O'Dwyer's from Pallasgreen, Limerick area, but due to lack of records several generations are missing and still being researched.
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1st Jun 1882