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McElrea,  William

McElrea, William

Male Abt 1813 - 1896  (~ 83 years)

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  • Name McElrea, William   [1
    Born Abt 1813  County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1838  [1
    • Living in Dunmullin, Cappagh parish, county Tyrone
    Occupation 12 Jun 1842  [1
    Occupation: servant, City of Quebec. 
    Died 01 Apr 1896  Bourg Louis, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 03 Apr 1896  St. Bartholomew Anglican Cemetery, Bourg Louis Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Buried at Bourg Louis, aged 83.
    Notes 
    • The earliest evidence of his residence in Canada is the death of his son, William, in 1841. He signed two leases for living accomodation in the City, one on February 23, 1842 and the other in April 1843; in both of these documents, he is described as a labourer. At baptism of his daughter, Eliza, the father's occupation was given as servant and his residence, City of Quebec.

      Marjorie McElrea told me that they walked from Quebec to Bourg Louis via St. Catherines and first lived near the Bourg Louis Church on a farm before moving to where Gilpin's farm was in in the latter years of the1900s. That may have been around 1845, since the headstone says that they lived over 50 years in Bourg Louis area.

      The homestead was established at what was once called, Pointe Basse, then Chute Panet, and later still was part of the nearest village, St. Raymond. [1]
    Person ID I2102  McElrea
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2011 

    Father McElrea, William 
    Mother ?, Fanny 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Borland, Mary,   b. Abt 1817, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1900, Bourg Louis, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1838  Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, Cappagh Parish, County Tyrone Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • The couple is said to have eloped. They came by ship to Quebec City.
    Children 
     1. McElrea, William,   b. Abt 30 Dec 1839,   d. 30 May 1841, Quebec City, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    +2. McElrea, Eliza,   b. 01 Mar 1842, Quebec City, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. McElrea, Fanny,   b. 18 Jun 1845,   d. 11 Sep 1926, Chute Panet, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. McElrea, Ann Jane,   b. 04 Feb 1847,   d. 01 Nov 1929, Township of Orford, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +5. McElrea, Robert,   b. 05 Nov 1848, Bourg Louis Settlement, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1908, Parish of St. Raymond, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +6. McElrea, Rebecca,   b. 21 Apr 1850, Bourg Louis Settlement, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1934  (Age 83 years)
    +7. McElrea, John,   b. 01 Jan 1852, Bourg Louis Settlement, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1918, Victoria, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +8. McElrea, Samuel,   b. 16 Dec 1853, Bourg Louis Settlement, County of Portneuf, Parish of St. Raymond, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1937, Colpoy's Bay, Wiarton, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. McElrea, Margaret,   b. 28 Oct 1855, Bourg Louis Settlement, County of Portneuf, Parish of St. Raymond, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1885, Bourg Louis Settlement, County of Portneuf, Parish of St. Raymond, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +10. McElrea, Mary,   b. 17 May 1857, Bourg Louis Settlement, County of Portneuf, Parish of St. Raymond, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1923, Libbytown, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +11. McElrea, Prudence,   b. 18 Mar 1859, Bourg Louis Settlement, County of Portneuf, Parish of St. Raymond, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1924, East Angus, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +12. McElrea, William,   b. 24 May 1864, Chute Panet, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1947, Orford Township, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Photos
    Mary Borland McElrea
c1817-1900
    Mary Borland McElrea c1817-1900
    Photographic copy of tintype, probably made around the 1860s.
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Apr 1896 - Bourg Louis, Portneuf County, Quebec Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 03 Apr 1896 - St. Bartholomew Anglican Cemetery, Bourg Louis Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    William McElrea
    William McElrea

    Headstones
    William and Mary (Borland) McElrea Headstone
    William and Mary (Borland) McElrea Headstone
    William McElrea - Mary Borland McElrea Headstone
    William McElrea - Mary Borland McElrea Headstone
    The stone was cleaned and restored in 2012.

  • Sources 
    1. [S685] FTM File - MG, Marjorie Goodfellow, 14 Aug 2010.

    2. [S622] Index des BMS, ca. 1850 - 1980, District judiciare.

    3. [S621] PRONI MIC.