NameJohn Rourke
Birth1800, Annaharvey, Kings County(Offaly), Ireland19
Death25 May 1881, Rawdon, County Montcalm, Quebec20
Burial28 May 1881, Christ Church Cemetary, Rawdon, QC20
OccupationLandowner, Farmer
FatherMichael Rourke (Rorke) (1760-1827)
MotherMary Ferguson (1769-1844)
Misc. Notes
Emmigrated to Quebec from Dublin in May 25, 1826 after 5 weeks and 5 days (Apr. 17th). Captain William Morris of the brig Prince of Asturias with 74 settlers. Left May 26th on th “Chambly” to Montreal21
signature on petition Oct 1/1828 to Govenor of Lower Canada protesting patent fees22
lot 11, concession 8
-checked Montreal Gazette May-June 1881 for Obit, found none (May 24, 2011)
-checked Montreal Gazette May 29, 1826, ship listed as arriving May 25th (Microfilm N-3702)23
-listed in the 1831 Lower Canada Census as a farmer
family bible lists him born in 1797, all eveidence says 1800
Birth1805, Ireland24
Death12 Jun 1872, Rawdon, County Montcalm, Quebec1
Burial13 Jun 1872, Christ Church Cemetary, Rawdon, QC1
ReligionProtestant, United Church of England
FatherJohn Eveleigh (1762-1847)
MotherAnn ? (1774-)
Marriage26 Nov 1829, Rawdon, County Montcalm, Quebec1
ChildrenWilliam (1830-1870)
 John Jr. (1832-1866)
 James (1833-1903)
 Joseph (1834-1905)
 Henry Warren (1836-1909)
 Mary Ann (1838-1873)
 Suzann (1840-)
 Michael Samuel (1842-1903)
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