James McElmoyle Sr.

James McElmoyle Sr. (1801 - 1880)

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James McElmoyle Sr.
Born in Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Mooretown, Lambton County, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Nov 2015
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Categories: Sombra, Ontario | Mooretown, Ontario | Irish Immigrants to Ontario | Sutherland Cemetery, Mooretown, Ontario | Irish Roots | McElmoyle Name Study.

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James McElmoyle was born in Ireland. He married Catharine M. Cowen and they lived in Mooretown, Ontario.[1]

1861 Census

Name: James McElmoyle
Event: Born
Year: 1803
Place: Ireland
Province: Ontario[2]


Living at Concession L, 7B Lambton. Son James also at 7B, son John 7C.[3]

1871 Census

Name James Mc Elmoyle
Gender Male
Age 68
Birth Year (Estimated) 1803
Birthplace Ireland
Marital Status Married
Nationality Irish
Religion C Of England
Event Place 01, Sombra f, Bothwell 03, Ontario
House Number 161
Affiliate Film Number C-9894
James Mc Elmoyle M 68 Ireland
Catharine Mc Elmoyle F 66 Ireland[4]

In Frances Gaulden's notes and personal papers she stated that "James (Daniel McElmoyle's brother) came over later and settled in Canada (Port Lambton)..."[5][6]


Name: James McElmoyle
Birth Year: abt 1803
Arrival Year: 1871
Arrival Place: Ontario, Canada
Age: 68
Source Publication Code: 1823.17
Primary Immigrant: McElmoyle, James [7]

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  1. Find A Grave Memorial# 108891750, James McElmoyle, Sutherland Cemetery, Mooretown, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada.[1]
  2. Extracts from the 1861 federal census of Sombra Township, Lambton County, Microfilm #C1040, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa. Genealogical Research Library, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
  3. Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 for James McElmoyle, Ontario Lambton 1865 Lambton County Directory and Gazetteer, 1864-1865, Ancestry. [2]
  4. "Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47K-2ZT : 11 March 2018), James Mc Elmoyle, Sombra, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 47, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9894, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,741.
  5. Personal Papers and notes of Frances T. Gaulden, Family Biographical Information. Personal Copy in the files of M. Gaulden Unpublished.
  6. Conversations with Frances T. Gaulden - M. Gaulden
  7. Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Lambton. p.105, Elliot, Bruce S., Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1986.

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McElmoyle James Sr. and James Jr., 1871
McElmoyle James Sr. and James Jr., 1871


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