Michael Donovan1

#832, (circa August 1824 - 21 April 1891)
RelationshipGranduncle of Anna Margaret Donovan
Father*Florence Donovan1 (c 1788 - )
Mother*Margaret O'Reilley1 (1790 - )

Family

Mary Jane Hennessey b. 1833, d. 1906
Children 1.Florence Donovan22 (1855 - c 1884)
 2.Patrick Donovan23 (1857 - )
 3.Margaret Jane Donovan24 (1859 - )
 4.Mary Ellen Donovan25 (c 1861 - )
 5.Julia Ann Donovan26 (1864 - 1866)
 6.George Walter Donovan+ (1866 - 1944)
 7.Michael Donovan27 (bt 1868 - 1869 - )
 8.Catherine Donovan27 (1872 - )
 9.William Thomas Donovan (1874 - 1900)
He was a farmer. 
Birth*circa August 1824He was born circa August 1824 at Rathrout, Ballinadee Civil Par., Co. Cork, IrelandG.1,2 
Baptism14 September 1824He was baptized on 14 September 1824 at Ballinadee or Ballinspittle, Ringrone, Ballindee and Templetrine (today Ringrone) Parish, Co. Cork, IrelandG; (church name not given.)2
April 1826He was likely in the household of Florence Donovan and Margaret O'Reilley at Ballinadee Civil Par., Co. CorkG, in the census of of April 1826.3  
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.1,4,5 
Marriage20 April 1846He witnessed the marriage of Florence Thomas (Fleury) Donovan and Johanna Carroll on 20 April 1846 at Chapelle de la baie du Chimogoui, Shemogue, Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.6
1851He appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of Florence Donovan and Margaret O'Reilley at Shediac, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, age 25, blacksmith; (all French neis.)7
Baptism11 February 1852He witnessed the baptism of Michael Hogan on 11 February 1852 at St-Anselme Church, Fox Creek, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, as sponsor.8 
Baptism3 October 1852He sponsored the baptism of James Wiseman on 3 October 1852 at La Visitation Church Cemetery, Grande-Digue, Dundas Par., Kent Co., New BrunswickG.9 
Marriage*10 January 1854He married Mary Jane Hennessey, daughter of Patrick Hennessey and Jane Phinney, on 10 January 1854 at St-Thomas Church, Memramcook, Dorchester, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.10,11 
Baptism21 April 1859He witnessed the baptism of Johanna Donovan on 21 April 1859 at Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.12 
1861He and Mary Jane Hennessey appeared on the census of 1861 at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. Michael and Mary Cronin, Gevang, FitzSimmons, Bulmer.)13 
1871He and Mary Jane Hennessey appeared on the census of 1871 at Irishtown, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. Florence and Norah, p.55.)14 
1881He and Mary Jane Hennessey appeared on the census of 1881 at Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. Patrick (40) and Elisabeth Hennessey, fam. 368; David O'Neill (44), wid., fam. 369; John Kennedy (58), fam. 372; William (40) and Alice Larracy, fam. 367.)15 
Burial25 April 1882He witnessed the burial of Johanna Carroll on 25 April 1882 at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church Cemetery, Irishtown, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.16,17 
April 1891He and Mary Jane Hennessey appeared on the census of April 1891 at Irishtown, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (also George E Woods (4), lodger; neis. Patrick (50) and Elizabeth Hennessey, fam. 105; William (50) and Alice Larracey, fam. 104.)18 
Death*21 April 1891He died on 21 April 1891 at Irishtown, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (23 Apr 1891 in Early Families Revisited.19,20
Burial*April 1891He was buried in April 1891 at Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.21 

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S1843] Parish Registers Ringrone 1819-1881, Cork & Ross Diocese, Ringrone Parish, Co. Cork, Ireland (National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland), Microfilm 04802 / 01, img. 39/277. Michael, of Florence Donovan and Marg 'Reily, bapt. 14 Sep 1824, by David Crowly; sponsors Denis Mahoney and Ellen Coghlan, online http://registers.nli.ie
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Flora Dunnivan (62), farmer; Margaret (60); son Michael (25), blacksmith; all Irish, entered colony May 1831.
  8. [S110] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, Cte Westmorland, 1832-1841 (original and typed) (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 41, entry B19. Michael Hogan, aged 1 mo. and 4 days, son of William Hogan and Norry Donovan; sponsors Michael Donovan and Helen [Ellen] Henness[e]y; priest F.X.S.K. Lafrance, Pt. Miss.
  9. [S149] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: La Visitation, Grande-Digue, Cte Kent, 1800-1899 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), Jacques, son of John Wiseman and Mary Donovan; s/s Michael Donovan and ?; p. 61, B. 41 (img. 207/694).
  10. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Thomas, Memramcook, Cte Westmorland, 1845-1899 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), 1854, p. 53, img 77/1466, M3; 10 Jan 1854; Michael Donovan and Mary Jane Hennessy, witnesses Patrick Hennessy and Ellen Hennessy.
  11. [S82] Robert F Fellows, compiler, First Families of New Brunswick (www.nbgs.ca/firstfamilies.html (members only): New Brunswick Genealogical Society, 2006), 4) Michael Donovan b. 1825 in County Cork, d. 23 Apr 1891, m. Mary Jane Hennessey: settled at Irishtown, NB: had eight children. Source: MC80/1790 Ken Kanner’s Early families revisited, pages 90-91.
  12. [S102] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, Cte Westmorland, 1845-1898 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), 1833-1870, typewritten records p.44, B22, img 45/99. Johanna Donovan, dau. of Lawrence [Florence] Donovan and Johanna Carroll, baptized. at the age of 11 days on 21 Apr 1859; by John C. Murray; sponsors Michael Donovan and Catherine Hennessy.
  13. [S80] 1861 New Brunswick Province Census. Michael "Donnovan" (30), Irish, farmer (prop.); Mary Jane (28); Florence (6); Patrick (4); Margaret Jane (2); from Automated Genealogy, Moncton Parish.
  14. [S84] 1871 Canada Census. Michael (46), farmer; Mary (36).
  15. [S42] 1881 Canada Census. Michael (55), b. Ireland, farmer; Mary (47); p. 85; bro. Florence on p. 87.
  16. [S109] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Bernard Parish, Cte Westmorland, Moncton, 1873 to 1899 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), "On the 25th of April 1882, I buried in the Irishtown cemetery the body of Johannah Carroll aged 61 years who died April 23rd 1882 and wife of Lawrence [Florence] Donovan. Witnesses Michael Donovan and William Murray."; Funeral 3 Irishtown, p. 35, F. Belliveau.
  17. [S24] Donovan Family Irishtown NB Canada [Family Tree], irishroom1, owner, online Ancestry.com, "could be lot 15B25 or 15B26 beside husband Florence and daughter Johanna."
  18. [S69] 1891 Canada Census. Michael (65), farmer; "Jane" (57); George (25); Catherine (19); Thomas (16); Michael (22).
  19. [S560] New Brunswick Department of Health Certificate of Registration of Death (Form C.-3), Michael Donovan of Irishtown, d. 21 Apr 1891 Irishtown, age 66, farmer, Catholic; inf. Mrs. Michael Donovan. [stamped] 001668; ref. C2/1891, microfilm F13652, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, online http://archives.gnb.ca
  20. [S103] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Moncton Bureau of Health, Cte Westmorland, Register of Deaths, 1888 to 1919 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 92, img 1035; reported by Mrs. Michael Donovan; male, age 66, Irishtown; cause of death inflammation.
  21. [S86] St. Lawrence O'Toole (Irishtown) Parish Cemetery Grave Marker Images, online www.acadian-cemeteries.acadian-home.org/frames.html, img. row 89 img. 4, row 90 imgs 1, 2, 3. Tall shared memorial. Donovan / [front] Elizabeth wife of Geo. W Donovan, 1868-1902 / Geo. Walter 1866-1944 / Mary Jane 1875-1928 / [side] P Farrell 1896-1897 / J Walter 1899-1899 / Mary J 1900-1900 / Baby 1902-1902 / [side] Catharine 1919-1921 / Walter Leo 1910-1937 / [back] Michael Donovan 1825-1891 / Julia A 1864-1866 / William T 1874-1900. Also in NBGS Southeast Branch Cemeteries of Westmorland County, p. 246, which was used in understanding some of the dates.
  22. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 87, B-58, img. 95/1466. Florence, son of Michael Donovan and Mary Jane Hennessey, bapt. 17 Jun 1855 by F X Lafrance, age 3 mos.; sponsors Walter Hennessey and Anastasia Larracy. Same day as Thomas McDonald, John Corbert, Catherine Kennedy, Rosanna Kennedy and Ann Delahunt.
  23. [S135] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, Cte Westmorland, 1833-1870 (3 typed manuscripts) (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), Patrick Donovan, b. 11 Mar 1857, bapt. 19 Mar 1857, son of Michael Donovan and Mary Jane Hennessey, sponsors Maurice O'Neill and Ellen Hennessey; priest Wm McManus; typed manuscript of records, p. 34, B. 13, img 35/89. [Same day B. 12, William O"Neill, b. 12 Mar 1857, son of John O'Neill and Eliz. De la Hunt [sic], sponsors John Larissey and Alice De la Hunt.]
  24. [S135] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, 1833-1870, p 46, as Marg. J., aged 4 1/2 mos.; priest Jno C. Murray; sponsors, George Eddington and Catherine Hennessey.
  25. [S135] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, 1833-1870, p 57 as Mary Ellen, dau. of Michael Donovan and Mary Jane Hennessy [sic], sponsors Patrick and Jane Hennessy; priest Jno C. Murray; age and birth date not stated.
  26. [S135] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, 1833-1870, Julia Ann Donovan, b. 21 Feb 1854, dau. of Michael Donovan and Mary Jane Hennessy [sic]; sponsors William Hogan and Elizabeth Ann Hennessy. p. 70, B. 20 (img 71/99), typed manuscript.
  27. [S24] Donovan Family Irishtown, online Ancestry.com.