Denis Savage1

#8011, (circa 1779 - )
Father*William Savage2 (s 1750 - 1824)
Mother*Margaret Lane2 (1750 - 1830)

Family

Maria Devine b. c 1780, d. 1839
Children 1.William Denis Savage+10,11 (c 1806 - 1878)
 2.Margaret Savage+12 (s 1808 - 1886)
 3.John Savage+5 (c 1810 - )
 4.Mary Savage+13 (c 1812 - 1891)
 5.Catherine Savage+9 (c 1814 - 1894)
 6.Julia Savage6 (c 1817 - )
 7.Patrick Savage+14 (c 1820 - 1881)
 8.Timothy Savage+15 (c 1821 - 1898)
(an unknown value.)3,4 
Wife's name given as Devine, Keating, Downey.5 
Birth*circa 1779He was born circa 1779 at IrelandG.1 
Marriage*say 1800He married Maria Devine say 1800 at IrelandG.6 
May 1823He and Maria Devine migrated to CanadaG from Ireland in May 1823.7 
Marriage21 May 1829He witnessed the marriage of Michael Holahan and Margaret Savage on 21 May 1829 at St-Henri Church, Barachois, Shediac Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, her father.8 
Marriage27 January 1838He witnessed the marriage of Catherine Savage and Michael Shea on 27 January 1838 at Shediac Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, father of the bride.9 
1851He appeared on the census of 1851 at Botsford, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (nei. James (37) and Mary (28) Mahony; Wm (33) and Catherine (27) Carroll; Catherine Fey (56); Ward; Barry.)1 

Citations

  1. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Dennis Savadge (72), widow, b. Ireland, farmer, entered Colony May 1823.
  2. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, Westmorland County (copy from Université Saint Joseph Archives, Moncton), transcription online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbwestmo/history.htm, p. 7-8: "1827. The Savages claim the distinction of having had a farm in Ireland; not freehold of course, but a farm, "Bally-na-moche". They consisted of the mother, six brothers, four sisters, and the family of the eldest brother, Daniel, who after the death of his first wife married again, and had a second family in Ireland. He never came to America, and all accounts of him and the second family are lost. In the order of age the brothers were: Denis, John, Patrick, Maurice, William, James. One sister, Mrs. Timothy Hartnett, joined her husband; a Mrs. Mahoney came to St. Martin, N. B., and a Mrs. Hearn went with her husband to the United States; the youngest daughter, Margaret, married to Patrick Hickey, came, accompanied by her mother, Margaret (née Lane).
    They did not come all together, but at different times as their means permitted, in groups of six or seven. Some landed at St. John, some at Miramichi, and some even at Quebec. The journey over land that a number of them were obliged to take from Quebec, carrying small infants, as well as all their worldly effects, was among the greatest hardships they suffered. It took some five years before they were all united in Melrose."
  3. [S520] VWH, Dennis Savage [8011] identified as father in baptisms of William, Mary and Margaret; mother Mary Keating; Dennis Savage [7999] as father in marr. of Catherine Savage to Michael Shea; mother Mary ?Dowing;two Dennis's poss. same person. One appears in 1851 census as a widow (chose 8011) and merged the two.
  4. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Henri, Barachois, Cte Westmorland, 1812-1899, Vols. 1 and 2 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), 1832 p. 88, img 68/155, M1, 15 Jan 1832; William Savage, res. St. Bartholomew, Botsford, son of Denis Savage and of Mary ?Keating/?Kitney of St. Bartholomew; and Mary Stack, res. St. Bartholomew, dau. of Thomas Stack, farmer, and of Margaret Crow/Crowley, also of St. Batholomew; witnesses William Savage, ___ of the groom, and Thomas Stack, father of the bride.
  5. [S520] VWH.
  6. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 17.
  7. [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.
  8. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Henri, Barachois, 1812-1899 1 & 2, 1829, p. 67, img 90/155, M-2. Michael Mohan, farmer of Ste Thérèse in Botsford, son of Patrick Mohan and of Mary Garby/Farley [?] of Co. Kerry, Ireland, and Marguerite Savage, res. Cap Tourmentin, dau. of Denis Savage, farmer, and of Mary Keateney [this written over Corrigan?] also of Cap Tourmentin, marr. 21 May 1829 by Ant. Gagnon; witnesses Charles Kelly, friend of the groom, and Dennis Savage, father of the bride. [signed] Denis Savadge, Charles Kelley.
  9. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Henri, Barachois, 1812-1899 1 & 2, 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.
  10. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Henri, Barachois, 1812-1899 1 & 2, p. 88, no. M-1, img. 68/155. Marr. of William Savage and Mary Stack, q.v.
  11. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 17, naming William D as the first son of Denis and Mary.
  12. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Henri, Barachois, 1812-1899 1 & 2, 1829, p. 67, img 90/155, M2; 21 May 1829; Michael Mohan, farmer of Ste Therese in Botsford, son of Patrick Mohan and of Mary Garby? of Co. Kerry, Ireland; Marguerite Savage, res. Cap Tourmentin, dau. of Denis Savage, farmer, and of Mary Keateney [this written over Corrigan?] also of Cap Tourmentin; witnesses Charles Kelly, friend of the groom, and Dennis Savage, father of the bride. [signed] Denis Savadge, Charles Kelley.
  13. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Henri, Barachois, 1812-1899 1 & 2, 1829, sh. 66, img 91155, M1; 15 Jan 1829; Patrick Hayes, farmer, res. Cap Tourmentin, son of Patrick Hayes and of Johanna Hogan of Co. Waterford, Ireland; Mary Savage, res. Cap Tourmentin, dau. of Denis Savage, farmer, and of Mary Keating, also of Cap Tourmentin; witnesses James Mansfield, friend of the groom, and Maurice Savage, uncle of the bride.
  14. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 17, naming Patrick as the second son of Denis and husb. of Bertha Lannon.
  15. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 17 and pp. 20-21, naming Timothy as the third son of Denis and the husb. of, first, "Miss Wrynn," and second, Margaret Steele of PEI.