Catherine Savage1

#7998, (circa 1814 - 28 March 1894)
Father*Denis Savage1 (c 1779 - )
Mother*Maria Devine1 (c 1780 - 1839)

Family

Michael Shea b. c 1805, d. 1895
Children 1.James Shea+13 (1838 - 1926)
 2.Mary Shea14 (1839 - 1932)
 3.John Shea14 (c 1841 - )
 4.Margaret Shea14 (1843 - )
 5.Catherine Shea14 (1844 - )
 6.Bridget Shea+14 (1846 - 1930)
 7.Patrick Shea14 (1847 - )
 8.Michael Shea Jr.14 (1850 - 1871)
 9.Nora Shea15 (1853 - )
Catherine Savage was also known as Bertha.2 
Her married name was Shea. 
Birth*circa 1814She was born circa 1814 at IrelandG.3 
May 1823She accompanied Denis Savage and Maria Devine in May 1823 from Ireland to CanadaG (but Apr 1827 in 1851 census.)4 
Marriage*27 January 1838She married Michael Shea, son of James Shea and Margaret Sullivan, on 27 January 1838 at St-Henri Church, Barachois, Shediac Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.1 
1851She and Michael Shea appeared on the census of 1851 at Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. James and Alice Carroll; Patrick and Berthnia Savadge; Catherine Mahony, age 90.)5 
Baptism2 March 1852She sponsored the baptism of Charles Timothy Lane on 2 March 1852 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Melrose, Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.6
1861She and Michael Shea appeared on the census of 1861 at Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. James (35) and Julia (32) Carroll; Patrick (39) and Berthany (34) Savage; Patk. Sweeny; James Mahoney; Ephraim Ward.)7 
1871She and Michael Shea appeared on the census of 1871 at Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (also Mary Hays (9), b. NB; neis. James and Julia Carroll, James and Mary Mahony, Ephraim Ward, Patrick and Bertha Savage, Sweeny.)8 
1881She and Michael Shea appeared on the census of 1881 at Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.9 
7 April 1891She and Michael Shea appeared on the census of 7 April 1891 at Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. James Carrroll (64), Mary Holland (56), Sweeny, Hartnett.)10 
Death*28 March 1894She died on 28 March 1894 at Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.11
Burial*31 March 1897She was buried on 31 March 1897 at St. Bartholomew's Church Cemetery, Melrose, Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.12 

Citations

  1. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Henri, Barachois, Cte Westmorland, 1812-1899, Vols. 1 and 2 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), 1812-1838, 1838, p. 146, M2; 27 Jan 1838, marr. Michael Shea, "tailleur" at St. Batholomew's, Botsford, imm. from Moragh, County Cork, Ireland, son of James Shea and of Margaret Sullivan; and Catherine Savage, res. St. Batholomew's, dau. of Denis Savage and of Maria [?]Downing, also of St. Batholomew; witnesses John Splaun, friend of the groom, and Dennis Savage, father of the bride.
  2. [S520] VWH, Death certs. of daus. Mary and Bridget.
  3. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). age 37; census was actually 1852.
  4. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). The census of 1851 records Dennis Savadge (72), widow, b. Ireland, farmer, entered Colony May 1823. This entry year disagrees with reports from the children.
    William in 1851 census has entered Jun 1827 (age ca. 21).
    Margaret in 1851 census (wid.) has Aug 1828 (age ca. 20).
    Mary in 1851 census has Nov 1826 (age ca. 13), same as her husband Parick.
    Catherine in 1851 census has Apr 1827 (age ca. 13), same as her husband Michael.
    Julia is reported in The Story of Melrose to have marr. Thomas Hearn and lived in Nova Scotia (no records fouund).
    Patrick in 1851 census has entered Aug 1831 (age ca. 11).
    Timothy in 1851 census has entered Oct 1831 (age ca. 10).
    It would not be unusual for a family to migrate in separate voyages but the differences here cannot be reconciled. There is a pattern in the 1851 census to repeat the husband's entry date for the wife's. This genealogy will assume that they all migrated together between 1823 and 1831.
  5. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Michael (50), Irish, tailor, entered Colony Apr 1827; Catherine (37), Irish, entered Colony Apr 1827.
  6. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Shemogue [Chimogoui, St-Barthélemi], Cte Westmorland, 1813-1855 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 12, 1852, B 3, img 147/150. Charles Timothy Lane, son of Charles Lane and Catherine Savagel, b. 30 Oct 1851, bapt. 2 Mar 1850 by John Sweeney; sponsors Michael Shea and Margaret Lane. Online Ancestry.com.
  7. [S80] 1861 New Brunswick Province Census. Michael (48), b. Ireland, tailor, RC; Catherine (46), b. Ireland, RC; 120 acres of land, 40 improved, 1 horse, 3 milch cows, 1 neat cattle, 13 sheep, 4 swine.
  8. [S84] 1871 Canada Census. Michael (65), b. Ireland, farmer; Catharine (60), b. Ireland.
  9. [S42] 1881 Canada Census. Michael (76); Catherine (64).
  10. [S69] 1891 Canada Census. Michael (89), farmer; Catherine (79); both b. and parents b. Ireland.
  11. [S108] Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Registration Division, Deaths (Sch. C.), Return of Clergymen, Occupier or Other Person, [stamped] 003292; Catherine Savage, wife of Michael Shea, b. Ireland, d. Botsford 28 Mar 1894, age 86, pneumonia; return by Rev. P. Bradley, Cape Bald. PANB code 3292, ref. C4/1897, microfilm F17621, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  12. [S106] St. Bartholomew's Cemetery Headstones and Parish Register Entries, Mark Edlund (compiler), online rootsweb.ancestry.com, Item 153. Register: 31 Mar 1897, bur. Catherine Savage, relic of Michael Shea, age 85; present Chas. Shea, James Carroll and others.
  13. [S610] New Brunswick Vital Statistics from Government Records (RS141), online archives.gnb.ca, Death Cert. of James Shea, son of Michael Shea and Catherine Savage, reported by Katherine (Shea) Whelan, 1926, q.v.
  14. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia).
  15. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: Shemogue, 1813-1899, p. 14, B-10, img. 150/150. Nora Shey, age 2 days, dau. of Michael Shey and Catherine Savage, bapt. 8 Apr 1853 by Thos. Connolly; sponsors Patrick Riley (or Keley) and Mary Murphy.