Found the following bio, which had been created by another person working on the family tree. Henry Mooney is the earliest relative we have been able to find - born in Tynan in 1770, and coming to Canada around 1831.
1861 Canada Census, Ontario, Simcoe
I have just found on at PRO, index of discharged Chelsea Hospital patients. Reference WO 121/57/106 - for my g.g.g.fa. "Henry Mooney, born Tynen, Armagh, served in 23rd Foot Regiment, discharged aged 22 after 6 years of service in 1802." Henry Mooney married an Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) and had 8 children, 4 males, 4 females, who all came to Canada abt 1831. Henry had commuted his military pension for a land grant in Canada, and settled in Essa Twp. Simcoe County, Ontario.
Took ownership Oct 24 1831 Conccesion 7 Lot 3 (E1/2)
Archival Reference# RG 01, Series C13,Volume 124 page 086
U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Henry Mooney Name: Henry Mooney Arrival Year: 1802 Arrival Place: Ontario, Canada Source Publication Code: 71.4 Primary Immigrant: Mooney, Henry Annotation: Date and place of land petition, date and place of oath of allegiance, date and place of discharge from the military, or date and place of admission as pensioner. Extracted from records at the Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England; the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; and the Archives of Ontario. Land area, number of family members, regiment, period of military service, place of birth, rank, rate of pension, and other genealogical data may be provided. Source Bibliography: AITKEN, BARBARA B. Searching Chelsea Pensioners in Upper Canada and Great Britain. In Families (Ontario Genealogical Society), vol. 23:3 (Aug. 1984), pp. 114-127; vol. 23:4 (Nov. 1984), pp. 178-197. Page: 192"
|Date of Birth||1st Jan 1770|
|Date of Death||1st Jan 1865|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Elizabeth|
|Number of Children||8 children, 4 males, 4 females|
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