(Charles ?) O'Connor

Male Abt 1800 - Bef 1857  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name (Charles ?) O'Connor 
    Born Abt 1800  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID D3D74FBF3E09DE4F9800099CA69D46908219 
    Died Bef 1857 
    Person ID I946  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2020 

    Family Catherine (?) Malone (?),   b. Abt 1800, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1861  (Age ~ 62 years) 
     1. Mary Ann O'Connor,   b. 20 Aug 1825, Port Hood, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1913, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Probably" one of the three O'Connors of South West Mabou (Port Hood polling district). HOIC p. 277 (part of Port Hood district sketch). HOIC asserts that the three O'Connors were brothers. If they were, Daniel/Donald O'Connor's land grant "Drumna Quoile" suggests an origin near the Quoile, around Templepatrick, County Down, Ireland. The name O'CONNOR or O'CONNER is interchangably used with the anglicization CONNORS . The family used the Catholic church at Judique. Author does not know where Mary Ann O'Connor (1825?-1913) fits into the family.

      O Connor family of Port Hood notes

      "Crown Grants
      John O'Connor-grant #19765 125 Acres at SW Port Hood
      Charles O'Connor-200 acres at "Middle Bridge" Bk L p. 9"

      Daniel O'Connor age 18 Ireland Judic school teacher sole member of household (1813 "census")

      Cape Breton land petition year 1815
      O'Connor, Daniel
      Petition to Swayne: Petitioner was born in County Dow[n], Ireland. In 1811 he came on a vessel bound for Pictou for lumber. The vessel was wrecked on Scater[ie] Island whence petitioner came to Port Hood where he has since remained. He asks lot 15 on the eastern side of the south-east branch of the Mabou River. Note: recommended.
      Cape Breton no.: 1253
      NSARM microfilm: 15792

      Cape Breton land petition year 1816
      O'Connor, Daniel
      Petition to Fitzherbert: Petitioner, age 22, single, a native of Ireland, asks a lease of lot 8 at Port Hood, which he purchased from Capt. Watt[s]. Note: recommended.
      Cape Breton no.: 1441
      NSARM microfilm: 15793

      Cape Breton land petition year 1820
      O'Connor, Daniel
      Petition to Ainslie: Petitioner, age 27, single, a native of Ireland, has been eight years in Cape Breton. He asks a grant of a lot at Port Hood which he purchased from Hugh Watts. Note: recommended. Name, "Drumna Quoile".
      Cape Breton no.: 2528
      NSARM microfilm: 15797

      Cape Breton deed bk E p. 646 (FHL Film # 808,748)
      registered 2 March 1820
      dated 4 December 1819
      Daniel O'Connor of Port Hood Island mortgage to William Watts Esq. of Port Hood Island (admin. of Hugh Watts estate)
      Lots 8 & 9 purchased by O'Connor from the late Hugh Watts Esq. of Port Hood Island
      Signed Dan O'Connor, witnesses James Bull JP and Dennis Murphy

      Cape Breton land petition
      Petition to Kempt: Petitioner is a native of this province, age 41, is married and has five children. He asks lot 15, west side of the S.E. Branch of Mabou River. Daniel O'Connor received a warrant for this lot in 1815. Note: approved.
      Cape Breton no.: 3158
      NSARM microfilm: 15799

      Cape Breton land petition year 1831
      O'Connor, Daniel
      Petition to Maitland: Petitioner is a native of Ireland, age 33, single. In 1816 he received a warrant for lot 15 on the west side of the S.E. Branch of the Mabou. James Wright owns the adjoining land, and his son, John, has taken forcible possession of petitioners land with all his improvements and the frames for both house and barn. He has writing from Mr. Crawley to dispossess Wright, but Wright threatens to kill him if he cuts or improves on the land. He asks protection of his right.
      Cape Breton no.: 3302
      NSARM microfilm: 15800

      1818 census O'Connor, Daniel 24 years old 6 years in country born Ireland parents born Ireland residence Port Hood occupation Farmer single

      1838 census Port Hood (now there are two O'Connor households at Port Hood)
      O'Connor Charles Farmer 1 2 4 8
      O'Connors Donald Farmer 1 1 2 5 [Daniel]

      On an 1857 list of Inverness County squatters published in the Journals and Proceedings of the (Nova Scotia) House of Assembly for that year as appendix #71, one Widow O'Connor appears in the section concerning surveyed lots in Rear of Little Judique [this is Elizabeth O'Connor], and the other Widow O'Connor appears in the section concerning unsurveyed lots in South West Mabou.

      1861 census of Port Hood polling district
      O'Connor Cathrine 1 male 3 females (Poll Dist 4 Abstract 2) [widow of Charles O'Connor]
      O'Connor Edward 2 males 2 females (Poll Dist 4 Abstract 3) [son of John O'Connor]
      O'Connor Elizabeth 3 males 4 females (Poll Dist 4 Abstract 3) [widow of John O'Connor]

      1871 Census Port Hood Inverness County p. 14
      Charles OConnors 29 farmer
      Mary OConnors 20 [Gillis]
      living with an Alexander Pursel, 30, of unsound mind.

      Three O'Connor men at Port Hood/SW Mabou & their children

      1. Donald O'Connor (aka Daniel). A schoolteacher who never married, according to HOIC (,p. 277). He was the first settler.

      2. John O'Connor. Spouse: Elizabeth "Betty" MALONE. Widow Elizabeth O'CONNOR appears on an 1854 list of squatters at Port Hood/SW Mabou. John's children are named in HOIC as:

      Cecilia. Spouse of Nicholas WHITTY about 1852. 1881 Census, Port Hood (p. 13, household 51) suggests Cecily was born about 1830. The family appears in Port Hood District 2, household 34 on the 1891 Census. Nicholas, s.o. Nicholas Whitty and Cecily Connors was born Oct 19 1865, baptized Nov 19 1865 (Nicholas & Cecily were possibly married 6 July 1852 in Port Hood?) Cecily Whitty died in Massachusetts.

      Edward. "The Casket" of May 5 1857 claims Edward Connors of S.W. Mabou was married to Mary (d.o. Laughlin) McISAAC of Eigg Mountain on Feb 25, 1857. This couple is living in Arisaig, Antigonish (page 11, household 42) in the 1881 Census. Edward is indicated as being 50 years old.


      Charles. b. ca. 1839. Spouse of Mary GILLIS in 1869. 1881 Census, Port Hood, (p. 10 household 36) indicates Charles is 40 years old.


      Catherine d.o. John O'Connor and Betty Malone b. Dec 23 1842 bap Mar 12, 1843 at Mabou

      John Jr. b. ca. 1843. A John O'Connor, age 38, carpenter appears on the 1881 census at Port Hood, (p. 10, household 37). John lived near his brother Charles and never married.

      Margaret (see notes below)

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      3. Charles O'Connor. (????-bef. 1857). Spouse: Catherine MALONE
      "Charles married and moved to the United States" according to HOIC (but this is simply not accurate, possibly his children moved to the US, as his widow appears on the 1861 Canadian census.)

      Charles s.o. Charles O'Connor & Catherine Malone b. Feb 15 1843, bap Mar 12, 1843 at Mabou
      Bridget d.o. Charles O'Connor and Catherine Malone b. Feb. 8, 1845, Feb 23 1845 at Mabou godparents Bridget O'Connor and John Moran

      The widowed Catherine O'Connor appears as a head of household in the 1861 Census, Port Hood district.

      Robert s.o. Daniel O'Connor and Cecily Mc Grehan born Mar 7 1845, bap Apr 5 1845 (Daniel is possibly a son of Charles?) godmother Susan Gilmour

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      There are two Margaret O'Connor s in Mabou parish recs , one the spouse of Barney MCMANUS, the other John HAYES. (Unless there is an error somewhere below) Possibly one of them is Charles' daughter. Both were born about 1820 or earlier

      Margaret d.o. Barny McManus & Margaret O'Connor b. Aug 4, bap Sep 19 1842
      Rosa d.o. Barny McManus & Margaret O'Connor Jul 3, 1844, Sep 7 1844 Godfather Edward O'Connor
      Bernard and Margaret O'Connor McManus moved to Newburyport, Massachusetts. 1850 Census: Margaret was born in Ireland, circa 1813.

      Elizabeth d.o. John Hayes and Margaret O'Connor b. Dec 28, bap Feb 18 1844