Richard Talbot

Male 1811 - 1890  (79 years)


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  • Name Richard Talbot 
    Born 1811  County Kerry, Ireland (Agadoe, Ireland farm) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Mar 1890  aged 78 years, buried in Johnson Cemetery, Eramosa Township, Ontario, Can. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried (protestant) Johnson cemetery, near Barrie Hill - 5 miles from wife Conc. II, Lot 21, C44 (C section, 6 row, 3 stone), Eramosa Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. (first road to right, head Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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!
    Notes 
    • 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)
    Person ID I162  Talbot
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2012 

    Family Johannah Deegan,   b. 1815, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1880, died in 65th year Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1848  Johana Digden, on board ship to Boston, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Notes by Mary Pat Talbot Broha - "This info doesn't match our version" -

      Richard and Johanna left Ireland and arrived in New York City. At this point they moved north to Maine to start a potato farm and were married there. Richard Talbot was Church of England and Johanna was Catholic and it is probably for this reason they left Ireland to be married. Neither changed religions throughout their lives, but raised half of their family Catholic and the other half Protestant.
    Children 
     1. James Talbot,   b. 1848, United States - Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1914, 66 years Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Katherine Talbot,   b. 1847
     3. Annie Talbot,   b. 1853,   d. 16 Jan 1903, 48 years Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. Thomas Talbot,   b. 15 Jun 1854, 16 years old, 1871 Census Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1930  (Age 76 years)
     5. Joseph Richard Talbot,   b. 1857, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada {1864-5?} Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1899, 34 years, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (area) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Family ID F056  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4401] OCFA5 - Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid Reference # WW-4293, Eramosa Township, Wellington County.
      OCFA5 - Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid Reference # WW-4293, Eramosa Township, Wellington County, C44., Section C- Row 6, #3.