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My great grandfather Danial Cryan was born in
Ireland in 1804.Their children were
He married Margaret McDonagh,they
had three children who where born in Ireland,..
born 4-8-1823(Baptized 1-7-1824)
John Baptized 9-7-1829.
Danial Cryan died march 28, 1885 at Grantley,
located in Osnabruck township,Stormont county
Ontario Canada. Not far from Chesterville)
John Died in Glasgow Scotland in 1877......
John married Mary Christie in Scotland (1859)?
in the district of Abbey the Bura`h of Paisley,
It gives the date as 24th day of october
The 1859 is hard to make out,and it doesn`t add up with some of my other info..
John is listed as 26 yrs old and mary 22.There
address is the same-at 26 Castle street,Paisley.
The address where they were married by a Catholic
clergy is 3 east street,Paisley.
John is said to be a
Iron miner and Mary a Mill worker.
John`s parents are Danial Cryan (farmer)and Margaret
Cryan Maiden name McDonagh.
Mary`s parents were Henry Christie (Harness Weaver)
and Janet Christie maiden name Bigger-OR Biggor
John Conlon was witness for John, and Mary
Breedley For Mary.The priests name was Hugh
This is all in Renfrew Scotland.....
Margaret born 3-5-1862..
Danial born 12-12-1863..
Place of birth or baptism- High church,paisley..
Patrick born 3-17-1866 at New Kilpatrick,Dunbarton,Scotland.
Henry born 3-25-1868..
John born 4-25-1870..both at
high Church Paisley..
Catherine Born 8-27-1872 at
In a 1921 probate will of one of
John and Martin`s half brothers (danial`s sons) in North Dakota Sargent county..it mention an older
son of John`s named Martin,born in 1854??
lists Margaret "Cryan" Chapman--living in
Mary "Cryan Quin at Cordonal Glasgow
Danial Cryan at Paisley..
Henry Cryan living in Southport England
Patrick at Paisley....
Martin Cryan (Danial`s other son born in Ire
1823) I am not sure who he married,There was a Martin Cryan who married Maria Conlon (1839) in Sligo,
Aghanach Ire, R.C. and also a Martin Cryan (1849) in
Old Monkland, Lanark Scotland married Mary Lennochan
Most of the information I got about the
Cryan`s was at the family history center LDS (mormon
church) but also other sources...
The information I
got about Martin`s children was mainly from that 1921
probate will, which I mention earlier,,,
Cryan Born about 1853-- in Maryhill,Glasgow. Scot.
1900 I believe he was in Nort Dakota, Sargent Co.
Michael born about1857 in Scotland...
I believe- In 1921 he was in San Francisco
Martin Cryan Jr. born abt.1861 in
Scotland? In 1921 he was also in San Francisco------
Mary Cryan born 1864 in Scotland? She married a
McGovern and lived in Joliet Illinois in 1921
Martin (Danial`s son) Landed In New York in May 1874
The next record I have of him is when he filed a
letter of intent to become a citizen, 11- 13-1882 in
Richland Co. North Dakota... He signed with an X and
his half brother "Austin Cryan" was Wittness,,.
Martin died in North Dakota 7-7-1889-- And is buried
in Geneseo N.Dak. Catholic cemetery..
Two half brothers
and his stepmother are also buried there....
Martin Farmed in Marbo twshp-- Sargent county N.Dak.
Back to Danial Cryan and wife Margaret, For what
ever reason, Danial Left Ireland in 1830,or there
about`s. I would imagine Margaret went with him,
unless some thing had happen to her,and he
remarried.But I assume she joined him on the ocean
voyage,but the two son`s stayed behind (John and
Martin also a daughter I later discovered.. "Margaret")
Martin would have been 7 yrs old at that time. christened 1-7-1824
Margaret christened 12-26-1826
John christened 9-7-1829
This information from the Boyle "Roscommon" R.C. parish records..
Maybe the chance came for them to leave for Canada, and they
figured the trip to be to dangerous to for these
young boy`s.. and daughter..
What ever the reason it most have been
a very sad parting for them,as it was for so many other`s leaving their home and loved one`s..
The next record I have of Danial is when he was
in a land dispute (yr.1840) in Ontario Canada,Dundas
county,Matilda twshp ,enumeration district 1,
concession or range 2,lot or part of lot 3,.
He was to live at that site for twenty year`s or more with his family, He built a log cabin there in 1850..., on that site..
The dispute was with a John P Chrysler on one
side and John Young, Michael McLaughlan, and Danial
Cryan on the other,.
A Fredrick Kintner was also in on
it,he and Danial divided a parcel of land,.
They were dealing with the Crown land department... This was
all near Morrisburg Canada, near the St. Lawrence river...Other Cryan`s were dealing on land in that
part of Canada also.. Toronto York Innisfil in the early 1830-31 etc.
Crown Land Records
In the census records of Canada I have seen the
Cryan name spelled differrent ways--Cryne and also
Croyne, but I`m sure there all the same because of the children`s names and dates of birth.
In The 1851 census of Matilda twnshp. Dundas Co. Ontario Canada
Enumeration district 1, this is the way there listed.