Florence Thomas (Fleury) Donovan1

#658, (between 10 August 1817 and 1822 - 25 April 1910)
RelationshipGrandfather of Anna Margaret Donovan
Father*Florence Donovan2 (c 1788 - )
Mother*Margaret O'Reilley2 (1790 - )

Family

Johanna Carroll b. 1821, d. 1882
Children 1.John Donovan (c 1847 - )
 2. James Patrick Donovan+ (1849 - 1940)
 3.Dennis Donovan+24 (1851 - 1894)
 4.Margaret Donovan+25 (1854 - 1943)
 5.Mary Alicia Donovan26 (1856 - )
 6.Johanna Donovan27 (1859 - 1873)
 7.Lawrence Donovan+27 (1861 - 1924)
 8.Catherine Donovan+ (1864 - )
 9.Julianne Donovan+28 (1868 - )
Birth*between 10 August 1817 and 1822He was born between 10 August 1817 and 1822 at Co. Cork, IrelandG; sources give a range from 1812 (1851 census, age 39, and obituary, age 98) to 1822.3,4,5,6 
April 1826He was likely in the household of Florence Donovan and Margaret O'Reilley at Rathrout, Ballinadee Civil Par., Co. Cork, IrelandG, in the census of of April 1826.7  
May 1831He accompanied Margaret O'Reilley and Florence Donovan in May 1831 (see note for Norah) to Grande-Digue, Dundas Par., Kent Co., New BrunswickG.8,9,10 
Marriage*20 April 1846He married Johanna Carroll, daughter of James Carroll and Alice Elizabeth Swift, on 20 April 1846 at Chapelle de la baie du Chimogoui, Shemogue, Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.2
14 August 1848Florence and Johanna were baptism sponsors of Catherine Costello on 14 August 1848 at St-Anselme Church, Fox Creek, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.11 
Baptism20 October 1849He became the godfather at Elisabeth Finney's christening on 20 October 1849 at Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.12 
1851He and Johanna Carroll appeared on the census of 1851 at Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. FitsGerald, Corbit, Canady, Dillihunt, Pat'k Hennessey, Odonnel, Carrol.)13
Baptism5 June 1857He sponsored the baptism of Stephen Douglas McNeil on 5 June 1857 at Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.14 
1861He and Johanna Carroll appeared on the census of 1861 at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; nei. William and Norah (Donovan) Hogan.15
1871He and Johanna Carroll appeared on the census of 1871 at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.16 
1881He and Johanna Carroll appeared on the census of 1881 at Moncton City, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.17 
15 May 1891He appeared on the census of 15 May 1891 at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (also David or Daniel O'Neil (18), boarder.)18 
1896He lived in 1896 at Irishtown, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.19 
20 April 1901He appeared on the census of 20 April 1901 in the household of Lawrence Donovan and Mary O'Neill at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, age 83, b. NB 10 Aug 1817; their father, written as Florence, overwritten as "Lawrence", age 83, b. August 10, 1817; son of Lawrence; 187 acres owned, one house, 9 rooms, 4 other buildings.20 
Death*25 April 1910He died on 25 April 1910 at Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.21,22
Burial*26 April 1910He was buried on 26 April 1910 at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church Cemetery, Irishtown, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; "Lawrence", age 98; other witness T. Laracy.22,23 
Obituary26 April 1910Obituary for Florence Thomas (Fleury) Donovan was published Moncton Daily Times on 26 April 1910.23 
ChartsAncestors of Anna Margaret Donovan

Citations

  1. [S24] Donovan Family Irishtown NB Canada [Family Tree], irishroom1, owner, online Ancestry.com.
  2. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Shemogue [Chimogoui, St-Barthélemi], Cte Westmorland, 1813-1855 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 87, M5, img. 69/150. [in French] 20 Apr 1846; Florence Donovan, res. Shediac, son of Florence Donovan and of Margaret Rialey [sic]; Johanna Carroll, res. St Batholomew, Cap Tourmentine in Botsford, dau. of James Carroll and of Elizabeth Swift, also of St. Bartholomew; witnesses Michael Donovan, bro. of the groom, and John Carroll, bro. of the bride; marr. by Ant. Gagnon, Priest. Online Ancestry.com.
  3. [S80] 1861 New Brunswick Province Census. Florence (39), b. Ireland, farmer, proprietor; Johanna (40), b. NB [from AutomatedGenealogy]; also gives b. Ireland in 1871, 1881, 1891; 1851 has by "Birth" which is in error; 1901 has b. NB 1817, age 83.
  4. [S68] 1901 Canada Census. Lawrence (39), B. Dec 25, 1861; farmer; Mary (36), b. April 27, 1864; father Lawrence, age 83, b. NB 10 Aug 1817.
  5. [S24] Donovan Family Irishtown, online Ancestry.com, b.10 Aug 1812, Cork, Ireland, citing 1901 census; census actually has 10 Aug 1817, age 83, b, NB.
  6. [S82] Robert F Fellows, compiler, First Families of New Brunswick (www.nbgs.ca/firstfamilies.html (members only): New Brunswick Genealogical Society, 2006), DONOVAN: John Florence Donovan, born c1788 in County Cork, Ireland, m. Margaret O’Reilly, b. c1790 in County Monahan, Ireland: came to NB Jun 1842 and settled at Grande Digue, Dundas Parish, Kent County: Children:
    1) Florence Donovan born c1811 County Cork, d. c1908, m. 20 Apr 1846 at Cape Pele, NB, Johanna Carroll b. 1821, died 1882, d/o James Carroll and Elizabeth Swift: settled in Irishtown, NB and had nine children.
    2) Norah Donovan b. c1815 County Cork, m. 16 Nov 1841 at Grande Digue, William Hogan.
    3) possibly, Daniel Donovan born c1819 at County Cork, died 10 Sep 1885, m. Mary Wiseman b. - , d. 13 Dec 1884: settled at Grande Digue and had five children.
    4) Michael Donovan b. 1825 in County Cork, d. 23 Apr 1891, m. Mary Jane Hennessey; settled at Irishtown, NB; had eight children.
    Citation: MC80/1790 Ken Kanner’s Early families revisited, pages 90-91.
  7. [S1680] Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837, image viewed online http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie and FamilySearch.com, Co. Cork, Ballinadee Civil Parish, Rathrout Townlands. Florence Donovan; yearly tithe £1 4d; real estate assessment on 5th class land 12s at the rate of 1s 10d per acre.
  8. [S1747] Ken Kanner, editor, Early Families Revisited (Moncton: Southeastern Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, 1993), p. 90-91. John Florence "Fleury" Donovan, b. Co. Cork Ireland ca. 1788, and Margaret O'Reilley, b. Co. Monabhan Ireland, ca. 1790; marr. Ireland; arr. NB Jun 1842; children:
    1. Florence, b. Co. Cork Ireland ca. 1811, d. Irishtown NB ca. 1908; marr. Johanna Carroll 20 Apr 1846, Cap Pelé NB.
    2. Norah, b. Co. Cork Ireland ca. 1815, marr. William Hogan 16 Nov 1841, Grande-Digue.
    3. Michael, b. Co. Cork Ireland ca. 1825, marr. Mary Jane Hennessey 2 Oct 1854, Irishtown.
    4. (poss.) Daniel, b. Co. Cork Ireland ca. 1819, d. Grande-Digue NB 10 Sep 1885; marr. Mary Wiseman, b. ---, d. Grande-Digue 13 Dec 1884.
    Ref. 43, University of Moncton Archives and 1851 census. Hereinafter cited as Early Families Revisited.
  9. [S558] Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick, online www.newirelandnb.ca, Irish Canadian Cultural Association (http://newirelandnb.ca).
    The monument was designed by Linda Evans of Irishtown and carved by Tingleys Monuments of Amherst, Nova Scotia. Partial funding was acquired from the Regional Development Corporation of New Brunswick. The Westmorland Albert Kent (Moncton) Chapter provided the remainder. The parish of St Lawrence O’Tooles donated the land and also prepared the site.
    The monument is an 8-foot standing stone of light grey granite. On the front of the monument is the following inscription: “First Settler Families – Irishtown - McQuades - O’Neills Settlements” followed by the caption “forever in our hearts”.
    To view the monument, take exit 459 (Notre Dame/St Antoine) from the Trans Canada Highway north of Moncton. Follow Route 115 north, away from the city for 9 km and you will come to Irishtown. A kilometre further, you will see St Lawrence O’Toole Roman Catholic Church on the left hand side of the road. The monument is located beside the church.
    Then follows the names of the pioneer Irish families to the area, as well as their date of arrival in NB. Recorded in alphabetical order on the front and rear of the monument, the settler families include the following: Alexander 1823, Anketell 1831, Barr 1846, Bulmer, Corbett 1833, Delahunt 1816, Delahunt 1821, Delahunt 1839, Doherty 1847, Doherty 1850, Donahoe 1832, Donahue 1832, Donovan 1831, Doyle 1848, Eddington 1832, Fitzgerald 1830, Fitzsimmons 1816, Fitzsimmons 1846, Fogarty 1823, Foley 1832, Gaines, Gallagher 1820, Griffin 1832, Hannigan 1831, Hennessy 1819, Hogan 1837, Keenan 1836, Kelly 1846, Lannigan 1848, Larracey 1816, Lowry 1836, Marley 1826, Mauser 1840, Matthews, McDonald 1832, McGuire, McQuade 1832, Mulroney 1832, Murray 1821, O’Delaney 1849, O’Donnell 1836, O’Donnell 1846, O’Neill 1831, O’Neill 1832, O’Neill 1837, O’Rourke 1812, Power (Poor), Quinn, Reddy, Sullivan 1831, Turner, Walsh 1837 and Wood.
  10. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). see also Shediac, p. 52, Dennison: Flora (62), Margaret (60) and son Michael (25); all entered colony May 1831.
  11. [S135] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, Cte Westmorland, 1833-1870 (3 typed manuscripts) (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 21, img 22/99; bapt. of Catherine Costello, dau. of Richard Costello and Mary Hannigan; Florence and Johanna were the sponsors (as Johanna C....).
  12. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: Shemogue, 1813-1899, p. 128, B51, img. 90/150. Elisabeth, age 2y, dau. of Joseph Finney and Elisa Dalton, bapt. 20 Oct 1849; by John Sweeney; sponsors Florence Donovan and Anastasia Dalton.
  13. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Florence Dunivan (39), farmer (prop.), Irish, b. in Colony [wrong]; Johanah (29), Irish, b. in Colony; see Shediac p. 52 for parents of Florence.
  14. [S135] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, 1833-1870, Baptisms (typed), p. 36, img. 37/99. Stephen Douglas, son of Peter McNeill and Mary Donovan, b. 26 May 1857, bapt. 5 Jul 1857, sponsors Lawrence Donovan and Johanna Carroll; by Wm McManus.
  15. [S80] 1861 New Brunswick Province Census. Florence (39), b. Ireland, farmer, proprietor; Johanna (40), b. NB [from AutomatedGenealogy].
  16. [S84] 1871 Canada Census. Florence "Dunavan" (51), b. Ireland, Catholic, farmer; "Joanha" (50), b. NB, Catholic.
  17. [S42] 1881 Canada Census. Florence (63), farmer, b. Ireland, Catholique; "Joanah" (60), b. N.B., Catholique; Dennis (30), Lawrence (19), Catherine (17), Julianne (13).
  18. [S69] 1891 Canada Census. Larrance (72), wid., b. Ireland and parents b. Ireland, farmer.
  19. [S900] McAlpine's New Brunswick Directory (St. John NB and Halifax NS: McAlpine Publishing Company, 1866, 1868, 1871, 1889, 1896), 1896 edition, p. 1255; Lawrence [Florence] Donovan, farmer, Irishtown; Lawrence Donovan Jr., farmer, Irishtown.
  20. [S68] 1901 Canada Census. Lawrence (39), b. Dec 25, 1861; farmer; Mary (36), b. April 27, 1864.
  21. [S108] Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Registration Division, Deaths (Sch. C.), Return of Clergymen, Occupier or Other Person, Lawrence Donavon, Irishtown, died Apr. 24 1910 at home, age 98 years, farmer, b. Ireland, RC, of old age, returned by A. Robchaud of St. Anselme; stamped 001736, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  22. [S104] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, Cte Westmorland, 1899-1943 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), as "Lawrence", age 98; p. 112, img 58.
  23. [S24] Donovan Family Irishtown, online Ancestry.com, Citation Information: St. Anselme Parish register. "Died at age 98.... this would suggest that he was born in 1812 as per the 1851 census. Buried 26 Apr 1910 in St Lawrence O'Toole parish cemetery, Irishtown NB with Tom Larracey and son Lawrence as winesses. At time of death, name was "Lawrence" - Florence only associated with girls over here. Two lots beside his daughter Johanna have no names on them - he may be in Lot 15B25 or 15B26". Obituary The Moncton Daily Times Tuesday April 26, 1910"
    http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/22466971/person/1242728181/…
  24. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). age 5 months.
  25. [S84] 1871 Canada Census. age 16.
  26. [S80] 1861 New Brunswick Province Census. age 14.
  27. [S84] 1871 Canada Census. age 9.
  28. [S84] 1871 Canada Census. age 3.