Surnames in My Tree

A page to share with my readers summarized some of my early ancestors.

Harrop – Lewis Harrop was from Lancashire, England, born about 1800. He is said to have traveled to Pennsylvania with a brother and owned a mill. He married Anna Eliza Stickle in 1837 and their first three children were born in New York. They moved to Etobicoke, York Co., Ontario where Lewis died in 1861.

Jeffery – Robert Jeffery/Jafferey (many other spellings) was born in Scotland about 1796. He arrived in Canada and was married in Quebec City to Elizabeth Tipper in 1818. The family moved back and forth from Montreal, possibly for work as Robert was a stone mason. They seemed to have a troubled marriage as the records have indicated.

Jordan – Samuel Jordan was born in Ireland in about 1818. He and his wife Mary Quigley had a son William in Quebec City on Christmas Day in 1852. Samuel worked his life as a labourer, managed to avoid census records and passed away in Quebec City in 1886.

McMahon – Cornelius McMahon was an Irish farmer from County Clare. He settled in Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario in the 1850s. He arrived in Canada with siblings, Edward (civil war veteran), Michael, John and possibly more.

Murdie/Mordy – Joseph Murdie, his wife Elizabeth Watson and their three boys George, Thomas and Joseph left Northumberland, England for Ontario in 1818. They first went to the Bathurst area and later made their home in Huntley, Carleton Co., Ontario. George Mordy is my ancestor and his married Mary Potter in 1834 in the Parish of March. I have yet to uncover Mary Potter’s story.

Stewart – William Stewart was born about 1804 in Perthshire, Scotland. It is unknown when he came to Canada or what brought him here. In 1846 he married a widow Mary (Loftus) McGowan who had three children. Together they added five children to the household and moved to Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario.

Tipper – John Tipper was married to Gertrude ____ they had their first child Anne in 17896 in Montreal. John was a soldier with the Royal Artillery and was stationed in Kingston, Ontario, Quebec City and Montreal.