I am researching JAMES CROMWELL who m. HENRIETTA SCOTT. I believe JAMES must be the son of THOMAS CROMWELL & his probable first wife MARGARET WALLACE.Research below:
1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
Name: Jas Cromwell
Age: 17Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: St Sylvester, Lower Canada
Province: Canada East (Quebec)
District: Lotbinière County
District Number: 14
Sub-District: St Sylvestre
Sub-District Number: 203
Page: 43Line: 29
CROMWELL, THOMAS age 38 (all in family are Protestant) all children listed marked b. St. Sylvester, Quebec) b. Ireland (b. abt. 1813)
CLEMENS-CLEMONS, MARGARET age 35
CROMWELL, THOMAS age 19 b. St. Sylvester (as are the rest)
CROMWELL, JAMES age 17
CROMWELL, MARGARET age 15
CROMWELL, PRUDDY age 13(PRUDENCE birth listed in DROUIN)b. abt. 1838)
CROMWELL, SAM'ELL age 11
CROMWELL, WM age 9
CROMWELL, ELIZABETH age 7 (birth listed in DROUIN)
CROMWELL, SARAH age 2
CROMWELL, ALBERT age 1
Journals By Canada. Legislature. Legislative Assembly
Thomas Cromwell, of St. Sylvester, Farmer, being sworn, saith ;—
I gave my evidence at the trial of Richard Kelly and others, tried for the murder of Robert Corrigan, in February, 185G, and then stated all I knew with reference to his death.
I am aware that Robert Corrigan died from the effects of the wounds he had received on the nineteenth of October, 1855. I am aware that his body was removed from St. Sylvester to Leeds, where the Coroner's inquest was held upon his body. It was then said that the reason of the removal of the body to Leeds was in consequence of a report circulated that a mob intended to remove the body and make away with it.
I believe the assault upon Corrigan at the cattle show arose from previous difficulties which he had had with some of the parties since charged with his murder. It appeared that having been assaulted on a certain occasion, and having had a fight with one or more of them, he had caused them to be arreslcd under a warrant from a Justice of the Peace, but sebscqucntly settled with them at one pound a piece, as I was informed. This created a bad feeling against him on the part of oneO'N.ill and others, who had been the parties arrested, and who, it was said, would avail themselves of the first opportunity to be revenged of him. The one pound above mentioned paid by each of the said parties did not cover Corrigan's expenses, as far as I know. Having had myself some difficulty with Corrigan about a small sum of money, and it being known that he and I were not on good terms, Patrick O'Neill long before the Battle show, endeavored to persuade me to get into personal collision with Corrigan, and from the feeling which O'Neill and his party had towards Corrigan I am persuaded they had it in for him at the cattle show. The friends of Corrigan, I mean the Protestants of St. Sylvester, having determined upon removing his body to Leeds, inconsequence of the apprehensions I have stated as existing, it was reported that the Roman Catholics of fck. Sylvester would interfere to prevent it. Whereupon assistance from Leeds was requested and the body was escorted to Leeds by a large body of men, the inhabitants of both places, chiefly Protestants, but I believe some of the Leeds Roman Cittholics assisted. I myself abstained from attending on that occasion, which I should not have done but for the apprehension of a row.
From what I heard at Machcll's, immediately after the beating of Corrigan, I saw that the beating was made a party affair of. Francis Donaghuc, then appearing much irritated, called out for the face of a Protestant. He was surroundc-d by a cro^dat that time, some of whom were getting into the house in pursuit of a man named Stocking. The subject of these difficulties and the cause of them were discussed from that time out throughout the parish. The opinion of the Protestants, from the observations which were made by the Catholics, was that Corrigan had been beaten on account of his religion, and from that time out there has been a split between the Protestants and Catholics. Thcrs is, however, in the parish, a cla-s of lUman Catholics of respectable position who desire peace and order, and disapprove of the conduct of those connected with the death of Robt. Corrigan. This class I think to be the majority of the Roman Catholics, and the most intelligent, influential and wealthy amongst them. This division still exists in the parish, but I think the excitement is subsiding. A feeling prevails amongst the 1'rotcstants and a great many of the Roman Catholics, that justice has not been done, and that Kelly and others ought not to have got off clear. This I have heard expressed by very many Roman Catholics, who have also stated to me that when they travel to other places they feel ashamed to own themselves Roman Catholics of St. Sylvester. 1 have also heard it generally stated that if some remedy were not found a rebellion in that part of the country would be the consequence.
(Signed,) THOMAS CROMWELL
Taken and acknowledged before us at Quebec, this 14th March, 1857.
John B. Parkiv, i
(Signed,) Geo A. Phillpotts, > Commissioners.