Re: Howden and Teeven (Teevan) marriage
Saturday, 16 June 2007
I have now learnt from some entries on the EYRES family history website that the TEEVAN woman was probably Jane Ann TEEVAN who married one Robert HOWDEN, but I don't know where and when.
Recently Scottish correspondent Frances Rooney emailed me an 1877 newspaper notice, apparently from Ontario, Canada, of a death in Ireland:"TEEVEN – At Raceview, Enniskillen, on 28th of April, Stephenson Teeven, M.D., late Surgeon 20th Regiment, aged eighty years. Deceased was brother of the late Mrs Howden and Mrs Weir of Cavan."This Cavan was Cavan township in Ontario, Canada, not Cavan county in Ireland, but named after it.
I see from the EYRES website that Jane Ann HOWDEN (née TEEVAN) and her husband Robert HOWDEN had at least one child (probably many more):Jane Ann HOWDEN (1822-1863) who married on 16 April 1851 at Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, one Thomas EYRES (1822-1880), who had been born in Cavan township, Durham, Ontario.
(Looking at some Ontario records online I see that one Anne Jane WEIR was a witness at the 1851 wedding of Thomas EYRES and Jane Ann HOWDEN. Anne Jane WEIR may have been a daughter of Agnes and William WEIR, in which case she would have been a first cousin (on the Teevan side) of Jane Ann HOWDEN, and probably about the same age.)
I had not previously known of a Mrs Howden, but had known that there was at least another Teevan sister in this Fermanagh family, in addition to:
. Agnes Teevan (born about 1796) who married a Mr William Weir (born about 1792) in 1817 in the Diocese of Clogher in Fermanagh; they went to Canada about 1840; Agnes died there; and
. Euphemia Teevan (born about 1791; married William Mowbray [ca 1784 Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland–9 Dec. 1850 East Tamar] probably sometime before 1816; emigrated to Australia about 1842; died 1 March 1846 at East Tamar, Van Diemen’s Land [Tasmania], Australia.
William and Euphemia Mowbray are just one of my eight pairs of great-great grandparents (16);I have seen and photographed their headstones at the small cemetery at the Auld Kirk (1842), Sidmouth, on the western banks of the Tamar River, Tasmania.They themselves died just before photography arrived, though I have photos of some of their Mowbray offspring.
These sisters had brothers, as well as the Dr Stephenson Teevan (Teeven) mentioned above, as related in a family history letter of 1910 and as mentioned in my earlier posting (9 June 2007).
All these were offspring of successful County Fermanagh lawyer and landowner Andrew TEEVAN (ca 1749–17 May 1823) (wife’s name not yet known), who was wealthy enough to be able to put two sons through medical school. He was one of my 32 great-great-great grandparents.
Any help with further information about these Teevans who married into the Howden family would be appreciated.