Maria Hawley 16
- Born: 1825, Tipperary, Ireland
- Marriage (1): James Casey on 27 Apr 1847 in Notre Dame Basilica, Bytown, Ontario, Canada
- Died: 27 Oct 1898, Torbolton, Ontario aged 73
- Buried: St. Isidore, S. March, Ontario, Canada
Cause of her death was `chronic diarrhea -six months' and one has to wonder what that was--cancer, colitis?.
Maria Hawley does not appear as a member of her father's household since she was
already married to james Casey. As she was born in 1832 she would have been
between Ann and John--a little bit of a problem here as John is shown as born in
1832 so lets say he was born in 1831. The Census was sometimes a year or so out
in some cases.
The family is shown as living in a log shanty so the genteel life we heard
so much about--and there must be a grain of truth in it--must have been in
Ireland and possibly during the generation before Maria's Maria, according to
the above details was about four years old when they emigrated so no eloping
with the stableboy. Quite a lot about the Irish of Tipperary in Nepean in `The
City Beyond' by Bruce Elliott.
On the tomb stone at St. Isadore's graveyard in S. March her name is spelled Halley. (Possibly written by someone phonetically spelling "Hawley".)
(The above information was provided by Jane Cote.)
The Hawley family emigrated to Nepean township in Carleton County and the farm of Maria's father was in Concession 111, lot four in Nepean. Not a very fertile piece of land as the best was already taken before they arrived. They came from Tipperary, probably from an area in the north of the county a short distance from the River Shannon. The info I found on them is in the Census of 1851. They emigrated in 1835. The last child to be born in Ireland made her appearance in 1834. In 1837 the first child was born in Canada. Their parish was St. Patrick's, Fallowfield which is now well within the confines of Ottawa. They obviously arrived with very little money as by 1842 they did not own their own land and did not produce crops--only some wool and flannel. They did own 10 cows, 2 horses and 5 hogs.
Roderick, born Ireland RC farmer age 55 (born 1795)
Ann " " " age 46 (1804)
Michael " " labourer age 24 (1826)
Edward " " " " age 21 (1829)
Ann " " " age 20 (1830)
John " " " " age 18 (1832)
Ellen " " " age 16 (1834)
Catherine born NEPEAN RC age 13 (1837)
Roderick " " " age 8 (1842)
Thomas " " " age 5 (1845)
From the Mormon records at Ottawa.
Presumably living with her son Roderick and family, at the time of her death.
Maria married James Casey on 27 Apr 1847 in Notre Dame Basilica, Bytown, Ontario, Canada. (James Casey was born in 1823 in Ireland,15 died on 12 Feb 1893 and was buried in St. Isidore, S. March, Ontario, Canada.)