Benjamin Corrigan1

#13699, (circa 1813 - 13 March 1911)

Family 1

Catherine Mahoney b. 1839, d. 1864
Children 1.Frederick Corrigan15 (c 1859 - )
 2.Margaret Corrigan+16 (1861 - 1925)
 3.Mary Corrigan17 (1863 - )

Family 2

Mary Walsh b. c 1840
Benjamin Corrigan was also known as Carrigan.2 
Birth*circa 1813He was born circa 1813 at New BrunswickG.1 
Baptism24 April 1846He sponsored the baptism of William Lane on 24 April 1846 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Melrose, Botsford Par., Westmoreland Co., New BrunswickG.3 
1851He appeared on the census of 1851 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. Margaret Lean, age 70; Daniel and Margaret Lean; Aeneas and Mary Lean.)4 
Marriage10 February 1851He witnessed the marriage of Mary Anne McKenna and John Mahoney Jr. on 10 February 1851 at St-Henri Church, Barachois, Shediac Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, (he was a school teacher in Botsford.)5 
Marriage*12 January 1858He married Catherine Mahoney, daughter of John Mahoney Jr. and Margaret Leary, on 12 January 1858 at St-Henri Church (poss.), Barachois, Shediac Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.6,7,8 
Marriage*26 September 1864He married Mary Walsh, daughter of John Walsh and Johanna Holahan, on 26 September 1864 at Ste-Thérèse d'Avila Church, Cap-Pelé, Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.9 
1871He appeared on the census of 1871 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (Margaret with fam. 50, Mary with fam. 53.)10 
1881He appeared on the census of 1881 at Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. John and Mary Jane Barry, fam. 324.)11 
Death*13 March 1911He died on 13 March 1911 at Melrose, Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.12,13 
Burial*15 March 1911He was buried on 15 March 1911 at St. Bartholomew's Church Cemetery, Melrose, Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.14,13 


  1. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Botsford, p. 3, sh. 2, img. 2/72. Benjamin Corrigan, age 38, b. NB, Irish, school teacher.
  2. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, Westmorland County (copy from Université Saint Joseph Archives, Moncton), transcription online, p. 26.
  3. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Shemogue [Chimogoui, St-Barthélemi], Cte Westmorland, 1813-1855 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 6, B-3, img. 144/150. Wiliam, son of Daniel Lane and Margaret Carroll, b. 11 Feb 1846, bapt. 24 Apr 1846 by Ant. Gagnon; sponsors Benjamin Corrigan and Margaret Kelly. Online
  4. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Benjamin (37), b. NB, school teacher, Irish descent.
  5. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Henri, Barachois, Cte Westmorland, 1812-1899, Vols. 1 and 2 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), 1850, M3, img. 67/504. John Mahony, widower of Cape Tormentine, and Mary Anne McKenna of Sackville; marr. 10 Feb 1850, by Jon Sweeny, witnesses Benjamin Corrigan, Bernard Corrigan "and others."
  6. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Henri, Barachois, 1812-1899 1 & 2, Img. 112/504. Benjamin Kerigan and Catherine Mahoney, both of Botsford, marr. 12 Jan 1858 by the undersigned [no name or signature]; witn. John Mahoney and Ellen Mahoney.
  7. [S1600] New Brunswick Marriage Registers 1789-1889, online, Westmorland 1857-1875, img. 61/322, No. 3976. [margin] Benjamin Corrigan to Catharine Mahoney, regt. 25 Sep 1858. [text] Benjamin Koorigan and Catharine Mahoney, marr. by banns 12 Jan 1858 by John A Mooney; witn. John Mahoney and Eleanor Mahoney.
  8. [S520] VWH, Catherine Mahoney who marr. Benjamin Corrigan and d. in 1864 is identified by marriage witnesses and by her dau. Margaret appearing in the 1871 census in the household of Catherine's sister Elizabeth and her husband James Barry, together with Catherine and Elizabeth's father John and his wife Mary. The marriage is recorded in the St-Henri register and their are no entries in the Shemogue register for the years 1855-1858.
  9. [S1199] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Ste-Thérèse, Cap-Pelé/Cape Bald, Cte Westmorland, 1859-1899 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 75, M-57, img. 43/426. Benjamin Corrigan of Cap Tormentine, wid. of Catherine Mahoney, and Mary Welsh of Cap Tormentine, dau. of John Welsh and Johanna Houlahan, marr. 24 Sep 1864 by F X Babinault; witn. Edward Welsh and Nory [or Mary, County Register has Nora] Mahoney.
  10. [S84] 1871 Canada Census. Benjamin (39), wid., b. NB, school teacher.
  11. [S42] 1881 Canada Census. Benjamin (60), b. NB, Irish descent, farmer.
  12. [S108] Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Registration Division, Deaths (Sch. C.), Return of Clergymen, Occupier or Other Person, No. 1572. Benjamin Corrigan, post master, res. Melrose, b. Ireland, d. Melrose 13 mar 1911, age 96, old age; physician Dr. Carter, inf. A LeBlanc, P.P., Sackville, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  13. [S1746] Southeastern Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, compiler, Cemeteries of Westmorland County (Moncton, New Brunswick, 2007-2009), Botsford Volume, p. 134. Benjamin Corrigam [sic], d. 13 Mar 1911, age 99 / his wife Catherine, d. 15 Feb 1864, age 25.
  14. [S106] St. Bartholomew's Cemetery Headstones and Parish Register Entries, Mark Edlund (compiler), online, parish record, "15 March 1911; [buried] Benjamin Corrigan, died 13th inst. aged about 96 years".
  15. [S84] 1871 Canada Census.
  16. [S1199] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: Ste-Thérèse, Cap-Pelé/Cape Bald, 1859-1899, p. 20, img. 12/426, no. B-106. Margaret Corrigan, b. 3 Mar 1861, dau. of Ben Corrigan and Catherine Mahoney, bapt. 21 Apr 1861 by F X Babinault; sponsors John Shea and Johanna Lane.
  17. [S1980] Auguste Daigle (transcriber), Registre de la paroisse St-Timothée [i.e. Ste-Thérèse-d'Avila] de Shemogue, FHL Film 928969, Item 10, filmed 1967, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, online, p. 221, img. 460/1265, no. 25. Mary Corrigan, b. 21 Apr 1863, dau. of Benjamin Corrigan and Catherine Mahoney.