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1 "According to 'Betty' O Carroll (1916-1999) John Talbot came from Killarney. She once wrote that the house he lived in has long gone. The family that owned the land in 1994 were called Giles. There is a connection with Aglish which is in the barony of Magunihy in Killarney. There is an old Protestant Church in Aglish with a Talbot tomb. Mike Talbot searched the grave yard but could not find the tomb. There is a lot of really old weather beaten tombs there and the making would have be worn away. Aglish is situated on North-East side of the River Laune and on the road from Killarney to Milltown. In 1837 it contained 1,901 inhabitants. It was described in Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland that year that the greater part of the land is of the best quality and chiefly under tillage, and the system of agriculture has been greatly improved within the last few years. There was however about 100 acres of bog.

"There is a suggestion that John Talbot could have been a Church of Ireland clergy man. James O'Carroll (Betty's son) is still researching this fact. In any case John Talbot would have had to farm to make a living for his family and children. Betty established that he did farm at Lisanearly and later for a short time at Annagh near Blennerville (outside Tralee). He settled at Ballymacthomas for over 60 years. It is situated five miles from Tralee on the Killarney Road. Betty confirmed that he is mentioned in the Tithe Applotment books of the 1820's. The Tithe Applotment books were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland (the Protestant church was established by the state until 1871). There is a manuscript book for almost every parish, giving the names of occupiers, the amount of land held, and the sums to be paid in tithes. Records are in Belfast and some in Dublin in the National Archives.

"John Talbot was also mentioned in the Griffin Valuation of Ireland in the 1850's. Ireland s Valuation office conducted the first survey of property ownership in Ireland from 1848 to 1864. This survey became known as "Griffiths Valuation" after Richard Griffith who was the director of the office at that time. The survey was used to determine the amount of tax each person should pay towards the support of the poor within their poor law union. This involved determining the value of all privately held lands and buildings in rural as well as urban areas to figure out the rate at which each unit of property could be rented year after year. The resulting survey was arranged by barony and civil parish with an index to the townlands appearing in each volume. The Griffith's Valuation can be used as an excellent census substitute for the years after the Great Famine as the censuses prior to 1901 were destroyed.
It is suggested that he is buried in Killarney Heights.

"Historians of late Victorian Ireland, duly acknowledged in a book by Four Court Press on Newspapers and Nationalism: the Irish provincial press, 1850-1892 here, tell us that the rural population of Ireland was well educated: between 1851 and 1911 (on the evidence of the census) the percentage of the population over five years of age which claimed that in that time those able to read rose from 53% to 88%. So there were plenty of the ordinary people who were able to read and write. John Talbot would have been aware of the Irish rebellion in 1798 and as a Church of Ireland man I wonder what he did during the war? The pre-Famine Social Order (The Ruling Economy) The Census returns and other Government enquiries in the 1800's showed that Ireland's poor was suffering from heavy dependence on one crop the potato. The industrial revolution had not reached Ireland other than in the North. The cottage industries could not compete with the new factories of England and Europe. 45% of the population lived in dire poverty. The potato sustained the poor. It was introduced to Ireland in the 16th Century by Sir Walter Raleigh. It was easy to grow even in poor soil conditions. It grew abundant crops and was full of vitamins. Ironically before the famine the population were the healthiest in Europe due to the nutritional value of the potato (vitamins under the skin of the vegetable). There had been famine in Ireland before as well as Canada and Germany with the potato blight but they did not have the devastating effect that the Great Hunger had." -- Michael James Talbot, Birmingham, England. 
Talbot, John (I515)
 
2 "Daniel, b. 1841, owns the old homestead, where he farms 200 acres of land and makes a specialty of thoroughbred Shorthorn cattle. Mr. Talbot has been prominent in municipal life. He was in the Eramosa Council for fourteen years, Deputy Reeve for three years, Reeve for a number of years, and County Commissioner for two years. He is an Independent politically. He m. Emily Day, a sister of Professor G. E. Day, of the O.A.C., Guelph. Issue: Alfred, Lillian, Netta (d.), Henry, and Thomas Clifford." - Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906. Talbot, Daniel (I526)
 
3 "Henry Talbot (d.), was b. in 1810, and came with his father to Canada in 1832, and set. in Eramosa. He was a very popular man, and well educated for his time; very powerful, and was said to be the strongest man in the township. He never sought office; was very successful in accumulating a considerable property. He was a Methodist, and belonged to the Liberal party. He m. Margaret Stewart. Issue: Richard, b. 1839, set. in the U.S.; John, in U.S.; Daniel, Thomas, Harry and Peter, in Alberta, and three daughters, Mrs. Torel (d.), Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Day, in Toronto." - Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906. Talbot, Henry (I523)
 
4 "James Talbot (d.), was b. in 1812, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ire., and came to Canada in 1832, and set. In Eramosa with his father and brother Henry. Mr. Talbot was a very vigorous man and a skilful axeman. He never sought office and was highly respected. He was a Methodist, and a Conservative. He accumulated a great deal of property, owning at one time 500 acres of land in one place, and a fine home in Guelph, which he disposed of before his death. He m. Jane Oliver, who is still living. Issue: Robert, Mrs. William Abbott, Detroit; Mrs. Geo. Duffield, Eramosa; Mrs. Joseph Gowdy, Mrs. Jessop, Mrs. Henry Awrey, in Guelph,; Thomas, in New York, and James, on the homestead." - Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906. Talbot, James (I528)
 
5 "James, b. 1857 on the homestead of his father, the late James Talbot. He has been twice m.. First wife was Sarah McMillan. Issue: Pearl. In 1888 he m. Alice Johnston, his second wife. Issue: James Cecil." - Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906. Talbot, James (I531)
 
6 "On board ship 'Brutus', on way to Canada,after three weeks illness, caused by seasickness and the crowded state of the vessel.(Letter dated 19/7/1833 from Charles Poole, the Medical Superintendant at Grosse Isle to Captain Reid, Commandant Grosse Isle.)" - Joan Capstick, Staffordshire, England - ancestry.ca Talbot, Alice (I525)
 
7 "Peter was elected an M.P. for Strathcona, and was a member of the Assembly at Regina, resigning that office to accept the position of Senator, to which he was appointed. Since going to the North-West he has accumulated a large property." - Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906. Talbot, Peter (I527)
 
8 "Robert, b. 1849, owns 180 acres , lot 13, con. 7, Eramosa. He has a large herd of thoroughbred Shorthorns, and has taken prized at Guelph and other fairs. Mr. Talbot is an enthusiastic horseman. He is the owner of two three year old colts, "Queen" and Britton," which have taken over a dozen first prized each, also a two year old, ""Gertie P.," which has never been beaten in the road class. He has a road mare, "Clear Grit," that has taken one hundred prizes. In 1905 at Guelph she took first prize as road and brood mare, at nineteen years of age. Mr. Taylor had taken a silver medal at the Toronto Exhibition for a carriage mare. In 1903 he took a diploma for Canadian grain exhibition, France, and in 1904 at Glasgow, Scot. In 1905 he took a diploma for Canadian Exhibit of grain at the World's Fair in St. Louis.

"Mr. Talbot was a member of the Eramosa Township Council for some years, and is a Conservative. Both he and Mrs. Talbot are Methodists. Mr. Talbot is ranked among the strongest men in Eramosa. He m. Sarah Ann Fletcher, Dec. 30, 1874. They live on one of the most beautiful places between Eden Village and Guelph, known as 'Fair View.' They have one son, James Wilbert, who m. Sophia Boyle in 1902." - Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906. 
Talbot, Robert (I530)
 
9 "TALBOT, Richard, (d.), was b. in Tralee, County Kerry, Ire., in 1772, and d. in 1854. He came to Canada with his family in 1832. The Talbots were lease holders in Ireland, and before the lease terminated he came to Canada, leaving his son behind him on the leasehold. He came directly to Guelph, and soon after set. on 200 acres, lot 13, con. 6, Eramosa, the property now owned by his grandsons, Daniel and James. He was 60 years of age when he came to Canada, and was a strong, a vigorous man; an athlete, perfect at putting stones, leaping and jumping. At 60 years of age he cleared 36 feet at three standing jumps. The Talbots were in good circumstances in the old country, and kept hunters and highbred horses. Mr. Talbot was a man highly respected in the community. He had four sons: Thomas, who was killed by a falling tree; John, unm.; Henry and James." - Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906.

 
Talbot, Richard (I206)
 
10 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Fuchs, R.G. (I534)
 
11 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Fuchs, J.R. (I533)
 
12 45 years, 11 days Murphy, Sarah Jane (I002)
 
13 After a brief illness, on Sunday September 21st, 2014 at Fergus Hospital. Ken, of Norval in his 73rd year, loved brother of Margaret Walbank and Bruce and his wife Liz Miller. Dear uncle of KC Walbank and Dan and Rob Miller. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Wednesday September 24 from 1-2 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2:00 pm. Interment Everton Cemetery. In memory contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Miller, Kenneth Murray (I611)
 
14 Bernice describes her Grampa Talbot as a great fellow - very honest, kind and hard working but full of the devil. He loved to show us the farm, play with us, and play jokes on us (Lillian's children - Bernice and Marvin) , when we were youngsters.

His great granddaughter Bernice, has birth certificate, showing he was born in 1876.
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DUBUC PIONEER LAID TO REST - newspaper clipping at his death, original in Scrapbook - Isabel Talbot

Funeral Services for the late Fredrick Norman Talbot, who passed away in Esterhazy hospital on Wednesday, August 19 at the age of 76 years were held in the Dubuc United Church on Friday, August 21. (1953)

Fred Talbot, lived in Ontario then moved to Dubuc, Saskatchewan. Mr. Talbot was born on October 17, 1876 (1877? - Freedhome District history) on a farm, at Eramosa, Wellington County in Ontario and came west to Moosomin in 1897, where he farmed in a small way. He moved to Dubuc and took up a homestead in 1903 (filed for in Moosomin Land Titles Office). A few years later Fred's brother , Arthur, came to homestead near Dubuc, too.

In 1907, he married Christina Watson. The Watsons, Tina's parents moved in 1909, to Nakusp, British Columbia. Fred and Christina rented their farm to Jim Owens, and also moved near to Nakusp.
In 1909, they moved to Kamploops, British Columbia, and worked for the Hudson Bay Co. there until 1912 when the family returned to Dubuc where they have since resided. The Talbots became lonesome for the prairies and returned to their farm in 1934. They continued to farm until 1944, when their son, Norman, took over the farm and they moved to Dubuc. Both Mr. and Mrs. Talbot took an active part in the Dubuc United Church and other community activities.

Mr. Talbot was an ardent worker in the Methodist Church in Ontario and served as choir leader and leader of the Epworth League. He served on the United Church board in Dubuc for years and was also a trustee of Freedhome School Board.

Fred was a friend to all who knew him and was always ready and willing to help to the utmost of his ability to further the interests of the community. He will be sadly missed by everyone who looked forward to his cheery smile and friendly word of greeting.

Funeral Services were conducted by Rev. Donald Mayne, who paid tribute to the sterling character of Mr. Talbot as a devoted father and husband. The choir by special request sang his favorite hymn "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." The masses of beautiful flowers offered their message of sympathy to the bereaved widow, the two daughters Mrs. John Carke (Sarah) of Whitewood and Mrs. Stella Tissington of Grande Prairie and Norman Talbot of Dubuc. Seven grandchildren and 12 brothers and sisters are left to revere his memory.

Pallbearers were all old friends: Mr. Dan McAlpine, William McQuitty, William Owens, Norman Nicholson, Theodore Simle and Duncan McIntyre.

Interment was in Dubuc United Church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Lorrance Larsen of Esterhazy.
 
Talbot, Fredrick Norman (I006)
 
15 Bill died, date unknown. No children. Family F215
 
16 Birth certificate (held by Sharon Williams, nee Simle). See "Media" top right, and click on Documents. Talbot, Katie Bell (I015)
 
17 Birthplace on ancestry.ca with no cited source. Talbot, Richard (I206)
 
18 Cause of death according to the County of Wellington, Division of Eramosa death register: "Anaemia - 6 or 7 weeks" (post delivery of Katie Bell); physician in attendance Dr. Roger. Murphy, Sarah Jane (I002)
 
19 Celia Christian is descended from Fletcher Christian, who was a Master's Mate on board the Bounty during William Bligh's fateful voyage to Tahiti for breadfruit plants. It was Christian who seized command of the Bounty from Bligh on April 28, 1789.

Three of their four children live in New Zealand -- Pauline, Paul and Helen.

For more on Fletcher Christian see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_Christian

 
Christian, Celia (I482)
 
20 check Rea Cemetery WW-4297 Wellington County, Peel Township? Talbot, Elizabeth (I004)
 
21 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Talbot, D.F. (I160)
 
22 died in 59th year Hauser, Lawrence George (I252)
 
23 Died of cancer. Day, Brian Michael (I365)
 
24 Died of ovarian cancer. Day, Kathleen Joan (I359)
 
25 Dinner was held at home of the bride, after the service, and the baptism of their first child Melville Talbot (with Aunt Mildred Miller, by the local minister), in the parlour. The house was built before 1867, near Mimosa hamlet on a crossroad nearby - on the town line between Erin and Eramosa townships, in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada (Aunt Mildred's Memories book)

Mrs. McGregor (died July 1983)

C9947 -E- Div 3 - Dist 34 - pg.31-42 Marriage record (may be located at Elora Archives, or church records at Victoria College - Toronto


Presbyterian manse - the United Church occurred in 1925
 
Family F009
 
26 Divorced, date unknown. No children. Family F216
 
27 Dr. Carolyn Smith-Pellettier was honoured at a retirement party on June 12, at the Turfgrass Institute, Guelph, ON. A large number of her patients were in attendance and several speakers paid tribute to her valuable contribution not only to her family practice, by also to her profession and community. Dr. Smith-Pellettier brings dedication, intelligence and compassion to all the tasks she undertakes, and her many friends wish her well in all that the future holds. She was accompanied by her husband, Dr. John Pellettier.  Smith, Dr. Ida Carolyn (I508)
 
28 Fact Sheet completed, August 2002.

Katie and Julius Simle lived on a farm a mile from Fred Talbot, Dubuc, Saskatchewan. In 1939, they sold the farm and moved to Watrous, Saskatchewan, hoping the minerals in the Manitou Lake would bring relief to Julius' asthma. Katie succumbed to breast cancer October 3, 1960. Julius passed away in November 1959 with heart attack. 
Talbot, Katie Bell (I015)
 
29 Freedhome District History Book - 1978

History: Arthur and Jessie Talbot Written by: John and Judy Talbot

Jessie was born in Forfashire, Scotland, the eldest child in a family of twelve. (13 in Arthur's family). In 1907, at the age of 22 years, she sailed to Canada, settling in Toronto. There she worked as a maid with the many servants of Dr. Randall and his family. In 1907, she returned to Scotland and brought two sisters back with her. They were blessed with 5 children of their own: Marjorie, John, Frances, Helen and Ralph.

Jessie was an active member of the Dubuc Homemakers Club and after retiring, became active in the Dubuc United Church Women. She was faithful in attending church, having been raised in the Presbyterian faith. In 1969, she became a resident of the Centennial Special care Home In Esterhazy, where in 1975, she celebrated her 90th birthday. In 1967, she was crowned "Queen of Dubuc", at the Centennial Celebration held that year. Jessie was active and in good health until she underwent her first surgery in Regina at the age of 90 years. She passed away in the Centennial Care Home just a few days short of ninety-one years of age. 
Robertson, Jessie Ann Fischer (I027)
 
30 Freedhome District History Book - 1978:

History: Arthur and Jessie Talbot, Submitted by: John and Judy Talbot

Arthur Talbot was one of the early Irish pioneers of the Freedhome District, having come west in 1903 from Wellington County, near Guelph, Ontario. He travelled by train from Ontario to Moosomin, Saskatchewan. There he purchased a team of oxen and supplies and travelled by prairie trail to take up a homestead south east of Dubuc, Saskatchewan. Here he built his home and proceeded to clear the land to plant cereal crops and raise livestock. In 1912 fire completely destroyed his home and contents. He then rebuilt another house a half mile further east where he was able to dig a well for a good supply of water. In 1920 he married Jessie Ann Fischer Robertson from Forfashire, Scotland, whom he had met previously in Ontario. They were married in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but had their wedding dance in Freedhome Hall, Saskatchewan. Arthur took an active part in community affairs. He was on the Freedhome School board for 12 years, acting as Chairman for many years. He served on several other boards, again as Chairman for many years. They were the Dubuc Telephone Association, the United Grain Growers, the Fair Board, the Poultry Board and was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge.

In 1951, they retired from farming and moved to the village of Dubuc because of Arthur's ill health. He had been confined to a wheel chair since 1946. He suffered an illness in which he gradually lost his speech, then the use of his legs. This was a great loss to one who had been active civically, however he continued to take a keen interest in all community activities around him and current world events by radio. He passed away in 1956 at the age of 74 years, in St. Hubert's Nursing Home near Whitewood, Saskatchewan.

Continued: on Jessie's Notes. 
Talbot, Arthur (I008)
 
31 Freedhome District History Book, 1978:

The Watsons' - Tina's parents moved in 1910, to Nakusp, British Columbia. Fred and Christina rented their farm to Jim Owens, and also moved to Nakusp.

Christina was born in Parsely, Scotland and moved to Manson, Manitoba, finally settling in Dubuc, Saskatchewan. 
Watson, Christina Miller (I141)
 
32 Granddaughter Sharon (nee: Simle) Williams: Has Birth Cert. & Marriage Cert. for both Julius Simle & Katie (nee: Talbot) Simle  Talbot, Katie Bell (I015)
 
33 Gravestone - Elora - St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery
combined with wife
" In memory love lives forever, parents' names and dates, Sacred Heart of Jesus - Have mercy on them" 
Day, David J. (I017)
 
34 Gravestone details - under facts, photo available of gravesite. Day, Rev. Clifford Oscar (I019)
 
35 Gravestone has 4 lines from hymn #924 in "A Collection of Hymns, for the use of People Called Methodists" (by Rev. John Wesley, London, 1889). The hymn is called "Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace." The lines on the stone:

I leave the world without a tear,
Save for the friends I held so dear;
To heal their sorrows, Lord, descend,
And to the friendless prove a friend! 
Talbot, Richard (I162)
 
36 Gravestone inscription (Rea Cemetery): In Memory of George A. Hamilton 1875-1951, His wife Elizabeth Talbot 1874-1955 and infant daughter Beatrice Elizabeth  Talbot, Elizabeth (I004)
 
37 Gravestone inscription: In memory of Sarah Jane Murphy, beloved wife of James Talbot who died May 3, 1898 aged 45 yrs 11 days.
My wife is sleeping.
So free from all pain.
O wake her not sweet spirit.
To suffer again.
She slumbers so soundly
O let her sleep on,
Her sickness has ended
Her troubles are gone. 
Murphy, Sarah Jane (I002)
 
38 Gravestone inscription: James L. Talbot, Gunner C.F.A. C.E.F., Sept 7 1963, age 66 Talbot, James Louis (I014)
 
39 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Clark, L.B. (I024)
 
40 He was service and installation manager for Honeywell Control Systems for the central region of Canada and for the last 10 years was manufacturing manager at Barber-Colman of Canada Ltd. Toronto

He was a graduate of the University of Toronto and a member of Speed Masonic Lodge in Guelph. 
Ireland, Lawrence Wilson (Bill) (I154)
 
41 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Talbot, A.J. (I171)
 
42 Isobel and Fred went to school at S.S. #4 Nichol township school (Victoria Road, on way to Fergus), Isobel started at age 7, Mrs. Templin escorted her to school.
(source: I. Miller Talbot)

Isabel Miller married James Talbot, a neighbour boy, who took on his father's farm.

Isobel quilted - she belonged to the Chalmer's United Church Quilters - Guelph, Ontario, and helped stitch quilts for each of her granddaughters as they were married.

Isobel was an active church member of Mimosa United (Eramosa), and Chalmer's United. She belonged to the Eramosa Women's Institute, of South Wellington, Ontario. Programme booklet 1972-1973 indicates that Isobel was on the Flower Committee, that year. {Source with Talbot Photos}. (Her sister Olive Rowan was also very active in this group that met the first Wednesday of each month, as the secretary-treasurer that year.)

Enjoyed her flower garden - roses, and other perennials (white lilies)

M. Isabel Miller on tombstone 1898-1987, Rae Cemetery, Con VII, Lot 29, Ontario, Canada

Isobel Talbot - The Guelph Horticultural Society, 136th Year, 1988 Annual Program: (page 8)
During 1987, the Guelph Horticultural Society lost from its membership by death, a number of members who gave valuable leadership and service. The society wishes to recognize briefly, the contribution made by these persons:
Isobel Talbot's first association with the Guelph Horticultural Society was with the Membership committee as an Associate director in 1975. She became a Director in 1976, serving until 1983. Her willing assistance was given to the Show, History and Membership committees. She remained active on the Membership committee up until 1986. Her efforts resulted in up to 100 members annually. Her lawns and flower beds were a show spot for the enjoyment of all in the area.

- The society deeply appreciates the contribution made by these members who were called to higher service during 1987. Their example will serve as an inspiration to those who carry on the work of the Society in all of its areas of activity.  
Miller, Margaret Isabel (I031)
 
43 John remained single, ranched in Alberta at Mountain View Ranch, raising Shorthorn Cattle. (near Calgary - Bernice thinks) Talbot, John (I005)
 
44 Johnson/Eramosa Union Cemetery Records (Wellington County Archives) - c44
OCFA - search records Reference: WW- 4293, grave located far back, on left side, facing the graveyard from road. No mention of spouse or family (many of whom are buried in Oustic cemetery, five miles away).

Wellington County Museum & Archives Talbot Family File: Eramosa Township
Richard Talbot 1802-1880, born in county Kerry, Ireland. He first came to U.S. and settled in Maine; where he married Johana Didgen. They came to Canada in the early 1850's and purchased lot 23, conc 5 Eramosa Twp. and eventually became the owner of 300 acres. With the exception of being School Trustee for some years, he never held office. He had received a fair education in Ireland, and kept himself well posted on current affairs. He was a member of the Church of England, and in politics adhered to the Conservative party. He was a man of strong convictions, very energetic and successful in life. He died in 1880 (Atlas) - 78 years.

1871 Census, Ontario - TALBOT , RICHARD
60 years, Birthplace - Ireland, Religion - Church of England, Anglican,
Origin -Irish, Occupation - farmer,
Dist 034, Sub-Dist - E, Div. 3, page 31.
District: WELLINGTON CTRE. ( 034 )
Sub-district: Eramosa ( E )
Division: 3
Page: 31
Microfilm reel: C-9947
Reference: RG31 Statistics Canada

1861 Census, Ontario - farmer, Ireland, Church of England, 50 years old, married, lives in log cabin,
pg. 71 (no women mentioned)
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Notes from Mary Pat Talbot Broda -

Richard was left behind in Ireland to run his father's farm. His father, Richard came to Canada in 1832, at the age of 62 years and settled. His son, Richard came to Canada in the 1850's (Historical Atlas of Wellington County), after first trying to settle in Maine.

In 1832, in Kerry, the Protestant family might have needed to move to avoid persecution by the Catholic White Boys. There was a movement to sell the leased land to the workers who had helped build the roads the English wanted built. The money the English paid these workers allowed them to buy the land that had been denied them for so many years. Perhaps Papa Talbot was uncertain as to how long the Talbot family would be allowed to lease the land they had been farming.

Richard and Johanna came to the USA in 1848 (?), through New York City. Moved north to Maine to establish a farm. Later Richard and Johanna moved to Canada in the early fifties where there were other Talbots (his father, Richard). Johanna Didgen (Degan) and Richard were married either on the boat over or in the new world. She was Catholic and he was Church of England. Half of their family was raised protestant and the other half Catholic.

Family rumor has it that Johanna Didgen was a novitiate in the convent (Gray Nun order) and left the convent to marry Richard. Her parents didn't like him as he was protestant and she was catholic, so they had placed her in the convent. She ran away with Richard and they were reported married on board ship (1947). Johanna was soon pregnant and James was born in Boston, Maine (1948). He had dual citizenship - Ireland, America. They raised 3 or 4 other children and when times got tough due to low funds, Johanna approached the Priest, who advised her to come back to the Catholic church and he would write her parents for money to help her raise her children. The three younger children were raised Catholic and the two older children remained protestant. The couple were buried in separate cemeteries one Catholic (Oustic Cemetery) and the other Protestant (Johnson Cemetery) in Eramosa Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canad

I also heard that Richard was buried in the Johnson site, due to not being baptised, or on unconsecrated ground. (hearsay)
 
Talbot, Richard (I162)
 
45 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Kopetski, J. (I238)
 
46 Listed as Joanna Talbot in 1871 Census - age 4/12 months, Province of Birth - Ontario, Religion - Church of England, Origin - English, parents married. 1871 Census, Province of Ontario - Canada - page 37 - household #125.  Talbot, Johannah (Hannah) (I003)
 
47 Marriage certificate (held by Sharon Williams, nee Simle). Family F061
 
48 Marriage was at family home, 220 St. George St. W., Fergus, Ontario. Robert Fowlie, minister of the Presbyterian church, Fergus, Ontario. In the presence of Alex McKinnon and Hannah Babe (her sister). Copy of the marriage certificate is in Mildred's Memories, Appendix. Margaret made rhubarb pies, the first of the season. Babe, Margaret (I578)
 
49 Married by Father O, also lone Priest at Ostic. Witnesses Thomas Talbot & Mary Gillies. Family F150
 
50 Mary Schnarr - (Wilma's sister) teacher in Oakville, interested in Genealogy
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847-8026 maiden name Harkness, she may have family bible? 
Harkness, Wilma (I368)
 

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