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Margaret IRVINE m. Robert George HARLEY Charlottenburg, Glengarry, Ontario
Posted by: Susan Jones (ID *****1585) Date: November 06, 2005 at 12:18:42
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I would like to know if anyone is related to James and Margaret IRVING, IRVINE of Martintown, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. I would like to know if their daughter, Margaret married Robert George HARLEY of Charlottenburg in 1853. The marriage was in 1853 and the only IRVING/IRVINE witness was an Alexander IRVINE who married also in 1853 in the same church in Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario. That was the Trinity (Anglican) Church. My Margaret was listed as Margaret IRVINE for 1853 marriage but surnames were very fluid back then.

1853 Census:

Living at "Village of Martintown "

JAMES IRVING, occupation carpenter, born Scotland, religion Kirk
of Scotland [in case like me you didn't know, Kirk of means
Church], status married, age 53

MARGARET IRVING, occupation carpenter's wife, religion, Kirk of
Scotland, status married, age 55

ALEXANDER IRVING, carpenter lab, born Scotland, religion Kirk of
Scotland, status single, age 24

MARGARET IRVING, occupation unreadable (but appeared to be "ditto"
of Alexander's), born Scotland, religion Kirk of Scotland,
status, single, age 22

MARY IRVING, occupation unreadable (but appeared to be "ditto" of
Alexander's), born Scotland, religion Kirk of Scotland, status,
single, age 18

JAMES IRVING, occupation unreadable (but appeared to be "ditto" of
Alexander's), born Scotland, religion Kirk of Scotland, status,
single, age 17


At the time of the marriages in 1853, it was the law that all church functions such as marriages had to take place in the Anglican Church. They may have been Presbyterian. I wrote to the Anglican Diocese in Ottawa and all they had for info was the marriage of Alexander to Margaret BLACK and my Margaret to Robert HARLEY. I have that document. There was no IRVING/IRVINE witness on Alexander's marriage, either. It could be that the father could not travel to Cornwall from Martintown for the marriages and was not down as a witness. This is purely a guess. Any help with this family and my Margaret would be very helpful. If Margaret and her siblings were indeed born in Scotland, then the Anglican Diocese would not have any record of their christenings. That is one point in the favor of 1851 being my lines.


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