They are in the 1851 - 1911 NEPEAN, CARLETON, ONTARIO, CANADA censuses as Toney, Fierny, Tierney, Fireny, etc:In other words, some of the "Ts" back then looked like "Fs", so they have been transcribed with odd interpretations of their actual surname.
Ellen, 50, born Ireland
John, 18, born Ireland
Mary, 17, born Ireland
John, 28, born Ireland
Bridget, 27, born Upper Canada (Bridget Nash)
Margaret, 6, born U.C.
Tim, 4, born U.C.
William, 2, born U.C.
NOTE:a son Patrick's birth is recorded in St. Patrick's in Fallowfield, born Sep 8, 1861.He is NOT in the 1871 census and is presumed to have died shortly after birth.
John Joseph, 2
John Joseph, 11
Ellen, 75, born Ireland, Widow (This is John's mother who was in the 1851 census)
Margaret got married to Cornelius Watt Sep 29, 1875 at St. Phillips in Richmond (there is a perfect example of how the T was written back then - it looks like an F today) Margaret Watt died April 17, 1917 in Ottawa.
May Lapointe was born in the US abt 1884 and was adopted by John and Bridget Tierney and also went by the name of May Tierney.
Ellen Tierney, widow of Timothy Tierney, died Oct 22, 1888, buried at St. Patricks, Fallowfield on Oct 23.Present were her son John (with whom she was living) and Patrick Houlahan.
John Joseph, 21
May, 7, adopted daughter (A.D.), born United States
Timothy married Catharine Houlahan on July 20, 1886 at St. Patricks in Fallowfield (and died May 2, 1933 in Jockvale)
William married Elizabeth Cayis on Nov 13, 1889 at St. Patricks in Fallowfield (and died March 29, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan)
Ellen married Patrick Madden Nov 21, 1883 at St. Patricks in Fallowfield and died Sep 16 1955 in Ogdensburg, New York, but was buried at St. Patricks on Sep 19th.
John, born 1832 and says he came to Canada from Ireland in 1839
Bridget, born Apr 12 1832
May, adopted daughter
Richard married Catharine Brophy on Sep 28, 1897 at St. Patricks in Fallowfield and died Dec 5, 1936 in Ottawa but was buried Dec 8th at St. Patricks in Fallowfield
John Joseph married Katherine Mary Waters on Jan 8, 1902 at St. Patricks in Fallowfield and died Oct 8 1927 in Nepean and was buried at St. Patricks in Fallowfield
John Tierney died Feb 24 1904 and was buried at St. Patricks in Fallowfield on the 26th. His age was entered as 71 by the informants.
Bridget, who now says she was born in May of 1832, is living with her son William, his wife Elizabeth and their large family
Bridget Nash (Mrs. John Tierney) died May 31 1912, relict of the late John Tierney, and was buried at St. Patricks in Fallowfield on June 2, 1912.Present were William and Timothy Tierney.The informants gave her age as 78 years
Births for the children of John Tierney and Bridget Nash
Margaret Tierney, born Jan 17, 1855 and baptized Jan 26 at ST. PHILIPS IN RICHMOND
**all other children were baptized at St. Patricks in Fallowfield
Timothy, born Feb 14, 1857 and baptized on the 15th.
William, born Mar 8, 1859 and baptized on the 13th (If you look at Nash here, you will clearly see how the very fancy N swirls up then down again towards the S in Nash, so that it could, if longer, look like an L in the word.
Ellen, born April 23, 1864 and baptized May 8th
Richard, born May 1866 and baptized May 13th
John Joseph, born Oct 23, 1868, and baptized Nov 2nd
Registered births of children of John Tierney and Catharine Mary Waters (from the Ontario Registry of BMDs)
1) Martin, born Nov 11, 1902
2) John Alvarez, born Dec 1, 1904
3) Bertha Mary, born Jan 26, 1906
4) Joseph Milton, born May 3, 1907
5) Bridget Mary Muriel, born Aug 24, 1908 (listed as "Mildred" in the 1911 census)
6) Ada Mary, born Nov 1 1909 (listed as "Ida in the 1911 census)