Thomas Boyle Family tree - and side branches

Notes for Jane BOYLE

Listed in 1851/1852 census as living in Renfrew County,Wilberforce township, page 1. Age 11 next birthday, but her birthdate is listed as Jun 9.

Married James Sweeny at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Pembroke. The minister was Rev. E.H.H. Baker and the witnesses were Thomas Clarke and John Shaver. (Boyle Bulletin #5)

Her marriage record says she was living in Wilberforce at the time of her 2nd marriage (to James Franklin), and that she was widowed. Witnesses at this wedding were Elizabeth Boyle, and Robert Boyle.

In the 1881 census, Jane is listed as the head of the household (under the name Jane Franklin). 1881 census was done for Algona North & Wilberforce, Renfrew North,ON district. From looking at the names in the 1881 census, it appears that James Sweeny (spelled Sweney in the census) had his own kids brought to the household? The household lists - Isaac Franklin, age 9, Isabela Sweney, age 21, Martha Sweney, age 19, Margret Sweney, age 17, Mary Sweney, age 15, Henerieta Sweney, age 13, as well as Joseth McGonegal, age 15, and John Rusemstrom, age 55, labourer (also married).

The original info for her 3rd husband (a Franklin) being Isaac is wrong; she married James Franklin, and had a son Isaac with him. At the time of her marriage to James, she was living in Wilberforce, ON. Witnesses were Elizabeth & Robert Boyle of Wilberforce (her 1/2 sister and brother).

Jane was living in Rankin, Ontario in 1887 at the time of her marriage to her 3rd husband, William Leach. Witnesses were Edward Boyle and Mary Jane Sweeney, both of Wilberforce.

Even though she remarried twice after her first husband’s death, she is buried (or at least listed on the tombstone as such) beside her first husband, James Sweeney.

Corrected her death date to December 4, 1917 (from October 4), based on her death registration. She passed away suddenly at 130 Waverley Street, Stafford, Ontario (I presume her home), from “heart failure from soute indigestion” (I presume “soute” is a misspelling of some type). The informant was Mrs. Peter Menzies.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023