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Posted by: Jacqueline Russell (ID *****0541) Date: June 25, 2009 at 17:13:24
In Reply to: Re: ANDREW MCKNIGHT (MCNEIGHT) and PRUDENCE CROMWELL by Carolyn L of 2066

I have done more research since my original posting on PRUDENCE. Her brother THOMAS & brother in law WILLIAM STEVENSON were witnesses to her marriage. Her father was JAMES CROMWELL.
Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Name: Prudence Cromwell, Spinster, Parish of St. Sylvester
Spouse: Andrew Mcknight, Blacksmith, Leeds, bachelor
Event Year: 1843 19 April
Event: Mariage (Marriage)
Religion: Methodist
Place of Worship or Institution: New Ireland (Methodist Church, Wesleyan)
Province: Québec (Quebec)
of age, married with parents consent
(Why PRUDENCE is not mentioned in this listing is a mystery. It could be because she and family moved away from area where the others stayed put)
Ulster Protestant emigration to Lower Canada
Megantic County & St-Sylvestre
by Gwen Rawlings Barry
Published in 2003, Evans Books (Lower Sackville, N.S)

Page 41. (excerpts)


The CROMWELL family, relatives of RACHAEL SIMONS, arrived from Cortober.

This party included widower JAMES CROMWELL b. 1777, and his children, THOMAS CROMWELL and wife MARGARET CLEMENTS WALLACE, and JANE CROMWELL, single, age 28.
GEORGE SUITOR and wife MARGARET ARMSTRONG, also left Cortober in 1832, along with their infant son, and GEORGE SUITOR's two teenage brothers. All settled in St-Sylvestre.


Three of MARGARET CLEMENTS WALLACE's brothers arrived from Cortober, and settled in St-Sylvestre, namely
JAMES WALLACE and wife SARAH CROMWELL, b. 1806, and their daughter JANE, and JAMES WALLACE's unmarried
brother and sister, JOHN WALLACE age 23, and AGNES WALLACE, age 17.
SARAH CROMWELL was the daughter of JAMES CROMWELL who had come out in 1832.

Page continues with more about RACHAEL SIMONS family

This 1883 item is of interest in relation to WALLACE family.


THOMAS SIMONS of Cortober, nephew of PRUDENCE and RACHEL, came to Ireland township with his wife MARGARET MCADAM.
They brought along THOMAS' mother, the widow MRS. ANN SIMONS, sister of the WALLACES who came to St-Sylvestre in 1832 and 1835.
ANN died three days after arrival, perhaps from exhaustion and the excitement of being reunited with her children after a separation of some 20 years, and with her brothers and sisters, some of whom she had not seen in 48 years. THOMAS SIMONS and his wife moved to Crysler, Ontario in 1885.
Descendants of JAMES CROMWELL

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 CROMWELL was born 1777 in Cortober, Rosscommon County, Ireland.
Children of JAMES CROMWELL are:

       i.       SARAH2 CROMWELL, b. Abt. 1806, Cortober, Rosscommon County, Ireland; d. September 11, 1881, Megantic County, Quebec, Canada; m. JAMES WALLACE; b. Abt. 1796, Ireland; d. July 01, 1860, Megantic County, Quebec, Canada.
       ii.       JANE CROMWELL, b. Abt. 1811, Cortober, Rosscommon County, Ireland; d. April 19, 1879, St. Sylvester, Lotbinière County, Quebec, Canada; m. WILLIAM STEVENSON, September 10, 1832, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; b. Abt. 1807, Isle of Man.
       iii.       THOMAS CROMWELL, b. Abt. 1813, Cortober, Rosscommon County, Ireland; m. (1) MARGARET CLEMENTS WALLACE, Bef. 1837, Quebec, Canada; b. Ireland; d. April 04, 1860, St. Sylvester, Lotbinière County, Quebec, Canada; m. (2) JANE DOWNS, April 18, 1861, Levis County, Quebec, Canada; b. Abt. 1827, Quebec, Canada.
       iv.       PRUDENCE CROMWELL, b. Abt. 1818, Cortober, Rosscommon County, Ireland; d. November 05, 1893, Grant County, Wisconsin; m. ANDREW MCKNIGHT; b. Abt. 1817, Ireland; d. May 03, 1877, Ellenboro, Grant County, Wisconsin.

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