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Family: Richard Reddigan / Mary Jane Johnston (F245)

m. Abt 1867


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  • Father | Male
    Richard "Dick" Reddigan

    Born  10 Aug 1833  Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Apr 1916  Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  23 Apr 1916  St. Thomas' Cemetery, Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  Abt 1867  [1]  Holy Trinity RC Parish, Ferryland, Newfoundland  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Richard Reddigan | F83 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Catherine Evoy | F83 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Mary Jane "Jane" Johnston

    Born  Jun 1845  Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt 1923  Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Abt 1923  Holy Trinity RC Cemetery, Ferryland, Ferryland District, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William Johnston | F246 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ellen Rossiter | F246 Group Sheet 

  • Notes  Married:
    • No surviving marriage record was found for Richard and Jane, however, based on the US Census of 1900, they were married about 1867 (married 33 years). One of the earliest records that mentions a Jane Reddigan is the baptism of Mary Hynes (dau. of John Hynes and Ann Johnston) in Feb 1876.

    Immigration:
    • Source Information: Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Passenger Lists, 1865-1935. Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada. RG76, T-479 to T-520, T-4689 to T-4874, T-14700 to T-14939, C-4511 to C-4542.

      Manifest of the SS Caspian shows that on or about 22 Nov. 1891, Richard and Mrs. Radigan arrived in Halifax, NS from St. John's. No other details are given about this couple, but it seems likely they were Richard and Jane Reddigan who sailed out of Halifax and arrived in Boston on 26 Nov. 1891.

      Source Information: Boston, Massachusetts. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1891-1943. Micropublication T843. RG085. Rolls # 1-454. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

      Manifests show a Richard Reddigan (Entry 55), 60, fisherman, from Newfoundland arrived in Boston, MA on November 26, 1891 on the ship SS Halifax sailing from the port of Halifax. On the same manifest there is also a Mary Jane Reddigan (entry 35), 29, housekeeper. Richard indicated that he had not been in the US before, but Mary Jane had been there before.The ages given are quite different than later details given in the 1900 U.S. Census.

    Residence:
    • Bristol, Connecticut City Directories, 1882-93, Page 68 Richard Redigan, laborer, 74 Meadow

    Census:
    • 1900 U.S. Census Connecticut - Hartford - Other Townships - ED# 121 - Page 26 - Household of Richard and Jane Reddygan (sic) - Meadow Street

      Richard Reddygan - Head - May 1835 - 64 - marr. 33 yrs. - b. Nfld - entered U.S. in 1891 - day laborer.
      Jane - Wife - June 1845 - 54 - marr. 33 yrs. - b. Nfld - entered U.S. in 1891 - day laborer
      John J. Welch Boarder - Apr 1872 - 28 - b. Nfld - entered the U.S. in 1892 - laborer
      Ellen (Welch?) Boarder - Nov 1877 - 22 - b. Nfld - entered U.S. in 1898

      Richard said his father was born in Ireland and his mother was born in Newfoundland; Jane said both of her parents were born in Newfoundland. The census also confirms that they never had any children. The census states that Richard had not worked for 3 months and Jane for 6 months, so it would appear that the boarders were their only source of income at that time.

      The two boarders (John and Ellen) are noted as both being married, we assume to each other, although the census doesn't specifically state that information. In the 1910 Census, there is a Walsh family, living in Bristol, which appears to match this couple. By this time they had two children, a boy and a girl. A sister-in-law, Marie O'Toole (single and 33) and a niece, Elizabeth Devereaux (single and 23), were also living with John and his family. This verifies that Ellen's maiden name was O'Toole. Research by Enid O'Brien verifies that John Walsh was from Cape Broyle and was married to Ellen O'Toole from Caplin Bay. His sister, Mary Joseph Walsh, was married to James Devereaux of Ferryland. Elizabeth Devereaux appears to be their daughter, born in June 1885. She eventually joined the convent (Sisters of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut), and died there on October 18, 1920.

    Residence:
    • Bristol, Connecticut City Directories, 1904 - Page 107 Richard Redigan, h 74 Meadow

      Bristol, Connecticut City Directories, 1908 - Page 102 Redigan, Richard, lab, h 74 Meadow

      Bristol, Connecticut City Directories, 1909 - Page 109 Redigan, Richard, lab, h 74 Meadow

    Travel:
    • Source Information: Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Passenger Lists, 1865-1935. Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada. RG76, T-479 to T-520, T-4689 to T-4874, T-14700 to T-14939, C-4511 to C-4542.

      According to the manifest of the SS Bruce sailing out of Port aux Basques and arriving at North Sydney on 9 August 1910, Rd Reddigan (76) and Mrs Redigan (65) were passengers on that voyage. There seems to be a bit of confusion as to their status (Tourist - United States?) but Jane indicated that they had been home for a visit and that they were returning to Bristol, CT. This event now makes sense of a story told to me by Mrs. Marcella Canning. She had told me that she had brought them some potatoes from their cellar when she was a young girl. I could find no indication of the duration of their visit.

    Residence:
    • Bristol, Connecticut City Directories, 1913 - Page 123 Redigan, Richard, h 65 Summer

      Bristol, Connecticut City Directories, 1915 - Page 127 Redigan, Richard, h 59 Summer
    • Bristol, Connecticut City Directories, 1916 - Page 184 Radigan, Jane,wid Richard, h 61 Summer

      Bristol, Connecticut City Directories, 1918 - Page 182 Radigan, Jane,wid Richard, h 61 Summer

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.).


  

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