Hi, I Have been reading all the posting and found that there were quite a few similarities with what my father and aunt had found. I would really like to hear from any one that has any information that would help fill in some blanks. I am really interested in the Devitt line and the Bells.
Our family has been trying to trace our family for a number of years. My aunt has travelled to different towns/cities in Canada hoping to find some more information.
From what we have been able to find our ancestors originated in La Rochelle District of Brittany in France. They were Hugenots who were expelled from France for adhering to their religion at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. The original spelling of the name was Medille and is said to mean male. Three brothers eventually settled in the county Monahan in Ireland and from there have spread descendants all over the world. The first Migration to North America occurred about 1815 to 1819, and there were several later migrations.
Alexander Madill 1813-1877 Married Ann Bell 1821-1902 (also known as Margaret?)
They had 11 Children Elizabeth Jane - b.1841- d.? Married Wellington Stewart (Blewett) Ann Matilda- b.1842-d.1928 Married Alex Roseborough Thomas Edward-b.1847 or 49d.1918 Married 09/16,1876Mary Ann Devitt b.1858 d. 1945 (from Wexford Co. - Southern Ireland James A. b.1849 - d.??(Twin of Mary Ellen) Mary Ellen b. 1949 - d.?? Married Jordan Crowe Margaretb. 1852 - d. 194? Married John Dewart Davidb. 1954 - d.?? Married Jane Elizabeth Crowe ( to Saskatchewan ) Alexanderb. 1856 - d.?? John Lewis b. 1857 - d.?? Married Whilemenna Sands George (Conger)b. 1856 or 59 d. 1914 Joseph b.1861 - d. 1947
Alexander, Ann (known as Mary), Mary Ellen, Margaret,, George and Joseph are buried in Warsaw, Ontario
My GGGrandparents Thomas Edward Madill and Mary Ann Devitt had 8 Children Clarab.Dec 4 , 1877d.July 15, 1888 Evalina Pricilla 1881 -1947 Ida Abigail 1887 - 1941 Edwardb. Aug.9, 1884d. July 19, 1941 Katherine (Kathryn) Mary b. Dec. 23, 1890d. April 4, 1975 Annie b.May 29, 1893 d. Aug 24,1894 Aliceb. May 29, 1893d. 1919 (twin of Annie) Victor George 1897 - 1956 (my grandfather)