When John Knox was born in 1816, in County Tyrone, Ireland, his father, James Knox, was 41 and his mother, Rachael McDowell, was 36. He married Margaret Stewart on 1 February 1843, in Clarendon, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bristol, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada for about 10 years. In 1881, at the age of 65, his occupation is listed as farmer in Bristol, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada. He died on 29 October 1886, in Westbourne, WestLake-Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada.
Parents and Siblings
1742–1819 • Male
1743–1846 • Female
1765–1864 • Female
1769–1845 • Male
1780–1863 • Female
1784–1892 • Female
1785–1851 • Male
Pierre CORNUT (ID #I21275) Possibly closely related to the Dommartin Parish Cornu's from the town and farm in Villars-Medraz Vaud Switzerland. Claud Cornu operates this farm at this time and is a cousin to the late Annie McDowell nee Cornu of Ladysmith Thorne Quebec. MY great grandmother.
JULES Cornu was a Romanist Linguistic Professor in Austria.
TITLES/'DIT' NAMES/OCCUPATIONS: minister
Family 1 : Claudine _____ (dates unknown)
MARRIAGE: bef 1600
+Esdras CORNUT (b. bef 1600, d. ABT 1658)
Marie CORNUT (bp. 13 JUN 1602)
Jean Pierre CORNUT (bp. 6 MAY 1604)
Antoine CORNUT (bp. 3 DEC 1606)
Abraham CORNUT (bp. 4 DEC 1608)
Originally from Messery, Haute-Savoie, he was deacon at Aigle in 1599. He was pastor at Rossinières in 1600, where he and his wife Claudine baptised several children. He was still at Rossinières as late as 1610. HE WAS AT DOMMARTIN 1611-1627, during which time his daughter Marie and his son Jean Pierre were noted at least once as sponsors at baptisms. Next, he was pastor at Savigny 1627-1644, where he is believed to have died, and where at least some of his children became established.
A descendant using the spelling of Cornu prepared a genealogy in the early 20th Century, apparently still in private hands.
Cornu, Francis, master, fraternity, Lausanne. 1484, September 27. - Magister Franciscus Cornu, is one of 14 or 15, founder of the Brotherhood of *Saints Cosmas and Damian. Not qual. barber, but master; him with one another, Jean Montandon. Cote ??
*Cosmas and Damian miraculously transplant the black leg of the Ethiopian onto the white body of the patient. Nothing is known of their lives except that they suffered martyrdom in Syria during the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. According to Christian traditions, the twin brothers were born in Arabia and became skilled doctors. Saladino d'Ascoli, a 15th century Italian physician, claims that the medieval electuary known as opopira, a complex compound medicine used to treat diverse maladies including paralysis, was invented by Cosmas and Damian .
By Philip Moore, BA
Extracted from the Clogher Record 1954
The pre-plantation parish of Drumully contained six ballybetaghs and two tates, each ballybetagh
containing sixteen tates. (cf Inq. Ult., Appendix vi; Analecta Hib., iii, 200) Three of the ballybetaghs
lay in Coolnanoirerar: Drumloan, Ballyletureyne (now Letterbreen) and Ballinchullin (now Ballyhullagh).
In the barony of Clankelly, the three quarters of Comyns (now Connons), Carrowgarcagh (now it seems,
Carrowgarragh in the barony of Magherastephany), and the ballybetagh of Ballinchirrin and Tonaghboy (now
Keeran and Tonnaboy). It should be noted that the ballybetagh was much more extensive than the modern
townland that retains the name.
The Irish form of the name of the parish is Druim Ailche. The family of O’Gabhann was erenagh of the land attached to the parish church. The chapel of Donagh, where O’Dúnaín
was erenagh, was also Drummully parish.
By James, Owen, Hugh, Mick and Daniel Dool to Patrick McDool, d. Nov., 1779, a. 61.
To Daniel McDoel, d. March, 1769, a.89, Patrick McDool, d. Nov., 1777, a.67; John McDool, d. Jan., 1799,
The Woodard's are named on the Tapestry noted below; They received lands in Dedham and Bocking Essex
U.K. from William the Conqueror.from Normandy.
The Bayeux Tapestry (French: Tapisserie de Bayeux, IPA: [tapisʁi də bajø], Norman: La telle du conquest) is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in) wide,
which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of
Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.
About Woodward, Samuel, REV
Samuel Woodward and brother Peter were Baptist members in New Meadows.Between the towns of Brunswick
Samuel started up a quarry there.
The Woodward family of MA and ME USA
History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell:
Part II, Chapter 12: Ecclesiastical History of Brunswick page 378
Rackliff- Nathaniel alias John,only shows up in two census' 1860 and 1850. His birthplace was said
to be Maine.There is one John Rackliff b. 1777 (1840 census)and lived in the Alms house for many
years listed as mentally ill
Ensign Eaton died there in Brunswick 1890,possibly with the same mental illness. Ensign was a Barber
and was a First Aid responder as they did minor medical treatments. His wife Caroline Woodward was a
housekeeper and also did some nursing.
I doubt that these fine people will surface in the books of history.Ensign Eaton was previously married
to Rachel P Eaton and had a son Robert H Eaton Brunswick Maine. Rachel died May 27 1861 in Brunswick
Maine. Robert H Eaton died Nov 3 1878 26 y.o. Ensign Eaton died at the Alms House in Brunswick Maine
and was buried at the cemetery where all these residents of the Alms House lived.
Rev.David Creighton McDowell born in Newtownbutler married Sarah Ann Metcalf. Sarah's father Rev.Franklin Metcalf came from Worcester Massachusetts. his family appears to have been one of the
early pioneers from Norwich England to the 1647 Massachusetts Colony.
The Metcalf family has been in America for nearly three centuries. Michael Metcalf, who headed the
first American generation, was a manufacturer of tapestry at Norwich, England. He arrived in Dedham,
Massachusetts, in 1637, having left England because of religious persecution. He was a zealous non-
Conformist. He was of the Yorkshire Metcalf family, whose name first appears in 1278, and the descent is traced from a Dane who came to England with King Canute in 1016. Michael Metcalf's service in Dedham included teaching in the first publie schoolhouse erected in this country. He married Sarah Elwyn, a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Elwyn of Hingham, Norfolk County, England.
The second generation was represented by Michael Metcalf, who married Mary Fairbanke, daughter of
Jonathan Fairbanke, Sr., who built the Fairbanke House at Dedham. In the third generation is Eleazer
Metcalf. Michael Metcalf, of the fourth generation, married Abigail Colburn. Peletiah Metcalf, of
the fifth generation, married Hepzibah, daughter of Rev. SAMUEL MANN, who was the first minister of
Wrentham. The sixth generation was also headed by Peletiah Metcalf, second child of Peletiah and
My Cousins,The Williams Family
Richard Williams.1606 son of William Williams b.1555 Wooten Under Edge Gloucestershire, U.K. and Jane Woodward
b.1569 Synwell England. It would be interesting to find this Jane Woodward related to Caroline H
Woodward Rackliff Eaton.
This Williams family starts with Richard Williams b.1599 Glamorganshire Wales and settled in Taunton Mass. USA. son Benjamin went to Easton Mass. his son Josiah Williams settled in Bridgewater Mass., his son Seth Williams b 1722 Bridgewater, his son Edward Williams, His son Lieut. Seth Williams, b.1776, His son Seth Jr. married Phebe Bird had Henry (Hy) C Williams, Charles
Williams and Isabella Wiliams. Hy C or Henry C Williams had a daughter Mable B Williams, a son Edwin Williams died at 8 y.o. Henry's bother Charles came to Canada and settled in Farnham as a Train Engineer and did Hy C Williams later in life. Hy C and Annie Benett had a son Arthur Radclyff
married Elizabeth Somerville . They had a son Edwin Williams whom married Evelyne Louise McDowell
The Williams Family have roots going back to Seth Jr Williams b.1813, Manufacturer, of Cummington
Massachusetts.He was Hy C Williams dad. Hy or Henry C Williams and Annie Bennett had a son Arthur
Williams whom had a son John Edwin Willians of Cumberland, Russell Co. Ontario Canada. Seth Williams, brother of the Hon. Charles Williams were very successful in the Manufacturinig and Iron Foundry business through out Boston Mass and New Hampshire. In Cummington
Mass. Apr. 24 1838, Messers Seth, John,and Hinckley Williams started the Commington Manufacturing Company running a Mill for Wool and Linen. Seth took his family to New Hampshire 1845 with his brother Hon Charles Williams and built the S
and C Company, a large foundry.
Seth Williams 37, 1850 census is listed in Hillsborough Nashua Newhampshire with wife Phebe 35 and
children Henry C or Hy C 13, Charles J 5, Isabella C 2, Living with them are Jane C Davis 17, and
Ammanda Ann Davis 22. Isabella is the only one born in Newhampshire in 1848 and the others, in Massachusettes.
The Williams family also have roots from prominent families in Beauharnois Quebec including the
Somerville's, Lockerby's,and Young's. These folks originated from Scotland. The Williams folks were
from Wales via USA and were involved with the first railways in New England and Eastern Canada.
My McDowell's 1781 History of Methodism C. H. CROOKSHANK, M.A., 'About this time Mr. Creighton began to preach at a place near Cavan, and continued to do so once a fortnight while he remained in this country. When a number of the hearers were awakened he explained to them the nature of the Society, and formed fourteen of them into a class on the first night. To these others were added, until after some time there were about four score, the greater part of whom had obtained remission of sins. Meantime the vicar of the parish sent for him, and
threatened to complain of him to the Bishop, saying that if he and those fellows who were itinerating the country continued to go on thus the churches would soon be deserted. Mr.
Creighton replied that their preaching tended rather to bring men into the churches ; and that he must obey God rather than men, and therefore was determined to preach whenever and
wherever it seemed to him to be right. Shortly after many
who had been Presbyterians attended the church of his objector and received the Sacrament. Mr. Creighton also sent to him
two Roman Catholics, to read their recantation as a proof that he was bringing the people into, and not driving them from the church. Opposition then arose from another quarter. Some
Eomanists waylaid the leader of the infant Society, Mr. Eobert Creighton, to murder him, who, having received intimation of their intention, returned by another way, and thus escaped.
At Swanlinbar there was a large number of hearers, mostly
experienced Christians, and still more on the following morning; but the grand concourse was on that evening, when the hearts of the people were as wax melting before the fire. The curate in the town then was the Rev. James Creighton, A.B., who in 1765 had been ordained by Dr. Cradock, Bishop of Kilmore,
whose first counsel to him to " say nothing at all about faith in his sermons," was by no means calculated to advance his holiness or promote his success. He had been meditating a
sermon against the Methodists, but very wisely before execut- ing his purpose, sought light on the subject, by sending a series of questions to Mr. "Wesley, to which concise answers were sent, together with a copy of the "Appeal to Men of Reason." These eventually proved the means in the hand of God of lead- ing Mr. Creighton to seek and find the blessings of salvation, and to his becoming thoroughly identified with Methodism.'
There are some McDowell's buried in the Drummully cemetery bordering Co's Monaghan and Fermanagh and
Tyrone. They are listed as iving in the early 1700's with the names of Hugh David and Patrick and I
would not be surprised if they were from the Aughnacloy Co.Tyrone family. Keeing in mind that The
Laird John McDowell of Garthland went to Co. Down with Lord Hugh Montgomery 1st Viscount of Co. Down.
Laird John McDowell's family in Old Garthland were originally Roman Catholics and married into the
Roman Catholic Stuart's and related to Queen Mary Queen of Scots. The Montgomery's that came from Normandy France were Catholics until the Reformation happened. Many of the MacDougal's and MacDowall's were some of the 1st family's be be introduced to Catholicism when it arrived on an Island between Scotland and Ireland. Laird John MacDowall came to Ireland with many of his family and one daughter Grizella married Captain George Montgomery Lord Hugh Montgomery's son. She had a son John whom died in the military
and Hugh Jr. They took up on one of the former Earl of Tyrone's properties Carrow Manor Co.Fermanagh Drummully near Clones Town Co.Monagha. The McDowell's leased and managed the Kane estates In Co. Monaghan just south of Aughnacloy Co. Tyrone. and some, in a couple of generations,
scattered into different counties and continents.
I must assume that Robert McDowell was of the Aughnacloy Tyrone McDowell family. Robert McDowell b.1742 Tyrone was refused communion in the Presbyterian Church because he cast his lot with the Methodists. His father was likely high up as an Elder and it must have been a
huge blow to Robert's relatives, at the time of religious strife. I am not surprised the Robert McDowell did not keep a history of his family.
He also moved to Leitrim Tld Fermanagh, near Newtown Butler, with wife, Ann Carr, and some children.
His children made many strong acquaintances through marriage with the Fermanagh Methodists. There were the Kerr's, Corry's Robinson's, Irwin's in businesses , Church and
Military at Enniskillen. Rev. Henry
McDowell's daughter Louise of Perth Ontario, wrote a book of memoirs and she touched on this with
discretion. It must have been sad for Robert McDowell's, Methodist Missionary son Samuel to leave
the past behind and start fresh in Canada.
William Pattyson son of the same name and Jane Montgomery of Aughnacloy,was a Methodist Missionary
and brother in law of Samuel McDowell. I have other Montgomery's from Aughnacloy but a relationship
has not been proved.-see Montgomery's
Some interesting marriages-
1806 Miss McDowell of Maghera to R. Elliott Merchant Belfast at Maghera. 1809 Miss Mcdowell dau.of Alexander McDowell of Springfield Dungannon to J. Noon of Coalisland. "During the 1654 Civil Survey it was noted that coal was being mined at Tullyniskan.
Robert McDowell's daughter Hannah McDowell married Henry Best of Ranaghan Drumglass Tyrone. Later, Henry Best was found in Clinagor Drummully Parish Co.Monaghan
Touching on Drummully Parish, The McDowell's- Hugh James Daniel Wildridge and Patrick were earley
It is tempting to look into Craigadick..Just North of Tullyniskan. Craigadick is a townland lying within the civil parish of Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It lies in the west of the parish sharing a small boundary with Killelagh civil parish.
It is bounded by the townlands of; Ballynahone Beg, Craigmore, Falgortrevy, Largantogher, Moneymore, Mullagh, Tamnymullan, and Tullyheran. It wasn't apportioned to any of the London livery
companies, being kept as church lands.Some of the Maghera McDowell's were listed as Roman Catholics.
Some of the earliest McDowell settlers into parts of Ireland were practising Catholics as they came
before the Reformation as were some of the Stewart's
The Dale's and Wilson's of Shawville came from around Craigdick-Ballymulderg.
Pioneer Samuel McDowell
I have been looking into the Parsonage of Lachute Quebec. Our Pattyson's and McDowell's were there in 1835 or so, and I have found that they were actually in the Parsonage of Saint Andrews Huntingdon Quebec. Lachute took the Parsonage over in 1865.This was found to be in St. Andrews, Huntingdon Quebec. A
Sunday school system was initiated by the Rev. Thaddeus Osgood of P.A.. U.S.A. and he went into Upper and Lower Canada to educate all Christians by opening Sunday Schools 1811. Later, we find Samuel McDowell was holding the classes in one Mr. Campbell's house. No Churches were built and later these classes were held in "Olivet Hall' part of Lachute Mills, built for/by James Fish Co-
owner of the same. His father was a miller at the the Seigniorial Mill in Saint Andrews. The other
co owner at Lachute Mills was F.C. Ireland-Francis Charles Ireland. Francis was granted Patent's
for improving the mechanical roller skate and improving the manufacturing of canned, rolled oats.
He married James Fish's daughter .
'Pioneer'Samuel McDowell's son was Rev. David Creighton McDowell and he shows up listed as the ministry in St. Andrews Huntingdon Quebec. He might have been 'on trial' but his was preaching there at this time and his brother Rev Henry McDowell was preaching in Prescott County( Hawksbury Que. area).
It is very interesting that F.C. Ireland's daughter Eliza Ireland married a man named Rev. James
V. McDowell son of Henry McDowell, b. 1800 Ireland d. Havelock Que.. It is mentioned in the Huntingdon Gleaner that another McDowell, Warren McDowell,b.1823 was from Co. Down. Ireland.
McDowell's were related to the Shaw's through Capt. George Montgomery's Mother. -Some Irwin's were in Cavey about a mile North of Ballygawley, others in Irvinestown Derryvullan.
-The McDowell's (William) were in Ballygawley on a area called Cecil's proportion. Lisbeg townland.
-The McDowell's were found in Irvinestown in large numbers. Irvinestown was previously known as Lowerstown Derryvullan.
Catherine Robinson McDowell's father William Robinson married Elizabeth Isabelle Irwin. I am more inclined to believe that Robert Mcdowell b. 1742 in Tyrone is an Uncle, if any relation,
to the Cavan Kilmore McDowell's. Robert McDowell 1742, and Ann Carr's folks probably came out from Tullyniscan Tyrone and went to Co. Cavan about 1770's and had
two children there,then they went to Co. Fermanagh. Leitrim Townland. They mey up with the Robinson's Corry's and Irwin's from Enniskillen military associations, Inniskillen Dragoons 6th reg't.
Rev Henry McDowell's wife Sarah Kerr's father George Kerr married Catherine Corry, daughter of Sgt. Maj. William Corry of the 6th Dragoons Inneskillen.He died of wounds from the Napoleonic
war 1813. Catherine Corry had a sister Sarah
Corry. Sarah married William Doherty.
Of interest Cavan McDowell's Farnham Papers.
William McDowell’s Holding In Sallahan [Sallaghan, parish of Killashandra]. Surveyed by Richard Strong 1870.
Cavan McDowell's Farnham Papers.
Bond and agreement between Matthew Vaughan, John McDoweal (sic) and John Donoho (sic) and John, 5th Baron to carry out repairs to Dunaweel Cottage, county Cavan; also another bond and agreement
between Thomas Kemp, Thomas McDowell and George Kemp and John, 5th Baron to erect a forge and house for a blacksmith.
Callanagh: Luke McDowell to James McDowell. 3 lives. 1806 May Lisduff: to James McDowell. 3 lives. 1826 Oct. 25.
Clonagonnell: to William McDowell. 3 lives. 1841 June 1, with duplicate copy of same. Also, related drainage certificate.
Clonagonnell: to William McDowell. 3 lives. 1830 Aug. 21.
Clonagonnell: to John McDowell Jnr. 3 lives. 1830 Aug. 21.
Clonagonnell: to Samuel McDowell. 3 lives. 1830 Aug. 21.
Clonagonnell: to John McDowell Snr. 3 lives. 1830 Aug. 21.
Cauhoo: to John McDowell. 3 lives. 1854 Mar. 29.
McDowall, John, 61
The McDowell's do not appear on the 1766 Religious Census for Fermanagh but the families of Robinson and Irwin do, in Leitrim and Feugh Townlands.
William Robinson Will 1813 Feugh, 1766 Rel. Cen 1766 Tedd Tld.and Gortmesson tld of Derryvullen
Thomas Irvine 1766 Rel Cen 1766 Knock Tld and Will 1826 Kenogue tld. Fermanagh William Robinson McDowell of Clarendon Que.was named after Catherine Robinson's dad William Robinson.