I do not know very much about James Tighe but this is what has been told. He was born in Ireland and likely County Mayo in 1801. He married Mary McHale or MacHale who is the daughter of one of the archbishop's brother. Mary and James Tighe had seven children. My ancestor is their daughter Dorothea called Dorothy and Dolly who was born in 1832 in Mayo. There are two stories about James Tighe's death. One is that he died in Ireland in 1839 and the other is that he died on the ship bringing them to Canada which I am guessing is in the late 1840s. Because Mary McHale's brother, John came with them, I wonder if Mary's husband was already dead. Mary's daughter Mary Tighe Haley has the father dying enroute to Canada. The Haleys (used to be Healy in Ireland) state that the family was first in Quebec before going to Frontenac County in Ontario.
All of the affiliated clan seemed to be in Frontenac or Leeds Counties in Ontario the Kellys, the Kanes, the Judges, the Tighes, the Haleys, and the Kennedys.
My hunch was that Mary Tighe was joining either Tighes or McHales in Canada. I will look through my Tighe file and see if I see anything new that might answer your question.
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