Edward Irish

Male 1769 - 1807  (38 years)


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  • Name Edward Irish  [1
    Born 1769  Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Book Reference 500  
    Died 1807  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: W. L. Irish - In 1806 he was elected M. P. P. for Sydney (now Antigonish and Guysboro) County. He died during a session of the House and was buried in St. Paul's burying ground. His wife was a gay woman, and not knowing he was ill, had a ball in Antigonish the night he died. They had settled at Town Point about 6 miles from the villiage. At 80 (?) years, Mrs. Edward Irish whith her daughters, Mrs. Peabody and Caroline left Antigonish in Jan. 1837 to make her home with her daughters in the U. S.

      From: Paul Randall
      Edward "came to Antigonish . about 1798, and settled at Town Point where he built a large house, and in all probability did business there . There came with him two brothers, Simeon and George, and two sisters, Ruth Amelia and Mary E. The sisters lived with Edward at Town
      Point . He was elected to represent the County of Sydney in the Nova Scotia Assembly in 1806, and went to Halifax to attend the session; he was sworn in and took his seat, but, almost immediately, was taken sick and died in Halifax ." [p. 12 Whidden]

      From: Terry Murphy
      Whiddens History of Antigonish states in Part one:
      Edward Irish came to Antigonish from Newport, Hants County, Nova Scotia about 1798, and settled at Town Point where he built a large house, and in all probability did business there. He owned considerable land in the village of Antigonish, and in some deeds was referred to as Edward Irish, merchant, but there is no evidence of his having done business there, or of his having lived in the village. He was elected to represent the County of Sydney in the Nova Scotia Assembly in 1806, and went to Halifax to attend the session; he was sworn in and took his seat, but , almost immediately, was taken sick and died in Halifax. Shortly before going to Halifax he had by deed bearing date, November 20, 1806, conveyed to his brother Simeon 450 acres of land which included lands afterwards owned by William Dexter, Robert N. Henry and James Joscelyn, but reserved a mill and mill site, which, November 9, 1810, the executors of his estate conveyed to John Cunningham, who later deeded it to Nathaniel Symonds and Daniel Harrington, Symonds afterwards selling his interest to Harrington. That mill has been known as Harrington`s Mill, Thomson`s Mill, Grants` Mill and Falt`s mill; it was just west of the railway track, at the east end of Main Street, on the north side of the street.
      When Edward Irish came to Antigonish there came with him his two brothers, Simeon and George , and two sisters, Ruth Amelia and Mary E. The sisters lived with Edward at Town Point, Ruth Amelia marring John Cunningham, Major, and Mary E. marrying Nathaniel Symonds, as his second wife.
    Person ID I02483  Irish
    Last Modified 2 May 2010 

    Father Levi Irish,   b. 20 Oct 1730, Little Compton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1784, Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Hannah Church,   b. 28 Jan 1733/34, Little Compton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1782, Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1754  Little Compton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Vital Record of RI Vol IV - Little Compton marriages
    Vital Record of RI Vol IV - Little Compton marriages
    Family ID F1233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary E. Phillips,   b. 1760,   d. Aft 1840  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1788 
    Children 
     1. George H. Irish
     2. Harriet Irish
     3. Frances Eliza Irish
     4. Augustus Irish
     5. Wentworth Irish
     6. Emory Irish
     7. Caroline Irish,   b. Abt 1780
    Family ID F1121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1769 - Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1807 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S007136] Descendants of John Irish 1629-1963, Willis L. Irish.