Richard Fitzpatrick (1840-1914. Please review information below, and advise on best strategy to now proceed.

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Final Version: looking for orphan Richard Fitzpatrick’s Parents

1847 list of Quebec orphans from Ireland: Finding Orphan Richard Fitzpatrick’s (1840-1914) Parents Update.

I am trying to find my wife, Judy's great grand father. Richard Fitzpatrick (1840-1914). 

Richard Fitzpatrick, age 11 is listed on the “1852 census of Canada East and West”. He also appears on Ancestry‘s – Irish Immigration Records, 1823-1849. On the latter he is shown as one of 11 orphans adopted by Rev Jean Harper, living in Nicolet district, St Gregoire, parish.

Robert Walsh was another one of the 11 orphans living with Richard Fitzpatrick. They were listed under the care of the care of Rev Jean Harper in 1852. Both their names are also listed in Marianna O’Gallagher’s book, “Grosse Ile: Gateway to Canada, 1832-1937 (Ste Foy, Quebec: Carraig Books, 1984, p. 143)” http://faminearchive.nuigalway.ie/…/famine-orp…/robert-walsh

When I recently read the article “Irish Famine Orphan: Robert Walsh” I immediately visited the local library to see if further information on Richard Fitzpatrick was available in the Mariann O’Gallager book. To my delight, I found the following on page 138:

Richard Fitzpatrick, age 6 arrived in Grosse Isle, Canada on the Ship Progress in July 1848; (1847 is probably more correct. Elsewhere I found the Ship Progress left Waterford on May 27, 1847 for Quebec. Its Captain's name was Abel.) He came from the Parish of Knowes in Kilkenny Ireland.  He was adopted by Michael Lemay, St Gregoire, Quebec.There were three other Fitzpatrick children’s on the on the same list; all were from Kilkenny and came over on the same ship. They were: Catherine, age 10; Ellen, age 6; and John, age 13. Could they be all related? Dr Rouseau, Nicholet , Quebec adopted Catherine and John.  Ellen was adopted by Mrs Doyer, Faubourg, St Jean, Quebec.

Judy and I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone having further information on: Richard Fitzpatrick's parents, and about his possible relationship to Catherine, John and Ellen.

asked in Genealogy Help by Earle Bain G2G1 (1.2k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry

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Richard Fitzpatrick

 in the Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

VIEWIreland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

      Name: Richard Fitzpatrick
      Baptism Age: 0
      Event Type: Baptism
      Birth Date: 1841
      Baptism Date: 3 Apr 1841
      Baptism Place: Slieverue, Waterford and Kilkenny, Ireland
      Diocese: Ossory
      Father: John Fitzpatrick
      Mother: Elizabeth Power

      Source Citation

      Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 05031 

      Maybe?

       

      Richd Fitzpatrick

       in the Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

      VIEWIreland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

          Name: Richd Fitzpatrick
          Baptism Age: 0
          Event Type: Baptism
          Birth Date: 1841
          Baptism Date: Jan 1841
          Baptism Place: Johnstown, Kilkenny, Ireland
          Diocese: Ossory
          Father: Edmd Fitzpatrick
          Mother: Cath Nually

          Source Citation

          Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 05012 / 04

          Maybe?

          Richd Fitzpatrick

           in the Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

          VIEWIreland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

              Name: Richd Fitzpatrick
              Baptism Age: 0
              Event Type: Baptism
              Birth Date: 1840
              Baptism Date: 12 Jan 1840
              Baptism Place: Abbeyleix and Ballyroan, Laois and Kilkenny, Ireland
              Parish Variants: Abbeyleix, Abbeyleix and Knockgordegur, Abyleix, Knockgordegur
              Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin
              Father: James Fitzpatrick
              Mother: Ann

              Source Citation

              Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 04199 / 01

               

              Maybe ?

              Richd Fitzpatrick

               in the Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

              VIEWIreland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

                  Name: Richd Fitzpatrick
                  Baptism Age: 0
                  Event Type: Baptism
                  Birth Date: 1841
                  Baptism Date: 2 May 1841
                  Baptism Place: Durrow, Kilkenny and Laois, Ireland
                  Parish Variants: Aughmacart, Durrow and Aughmacart
                  Diocese: Ossory
                  Father: Richd Fitzpatrick
                  Mother: Mary Walsh

                  Source Citation

                  Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 05013 / 05

                   

                  Find the Fitzpatrick children on Ancestry. On place of birth, put Kilkenny and check "exact" See if you find the same parents repeated. Look to see when the various parents died.
                  When you search for the children, use a plus/minus 2 at the birth year.

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