James Reid is my 4th great grandfather, father to Catherine (Reid) Lewis. In Catherine’s obituary, this was written of him:
Mr. James Reid, father of the deceased, was a soldier in the King’s army, and after the Irish rebellion in 1799 was crushed, he came with his family to Canada.
A little more information
Her maiden name was Reid, born at Race End, Donegal, Ireland. The clan from which this branch of the Reid family sprang was noted in Scotland in the seventeenth century. Members of the family lived to the patriarchal age of 90 and 100 years.
Additional Reid family history.
So here are my questions for a professional or more seasoned amateur genealogist than myself:
- What is the King’s army that this refers to, and do enlistment records exist for this army?
- Would their travel from Ireland to Canada be catalogued somewhere in a passenger manifest (it was likely around 1830)?
- What are the records available in Ireland or Scotland during the 18th and 19th century, if any?
With a name like “James Reid,” I am not expecting easy results, or really any results, but if military records do exist, that may be the best chance.
Mrs. Catherine Lewis Died at Lyn
Colchester County, June 15
Mrs. Catherine Lewis died at Lyn Colchester County, June 15, aged 86 years. Her maiden name was Reid, born at Race End, Donegal, Ireland. The clan from which this branch of the Reid family sprang was noted in Scotland in the seventeenth century. Members of the family lived to the patriarchal age of 90 and 100 years. Continue reading Obituary of Catherine (Reid) Lewis
This biography originally appeared in “Middlesex County and Its People”:
STEPHEN HENRY LEWIS–For more than four decades, Mr. Lewis was engaged in the business of carpenter and builder at Somerville, and during those years established a prosperous and prominent industry, which flourished until his retirement from active affairs in 1918. Industrious and enterprising, he had added many important real estate and insurance activities to his business and was recognized as a leader in the trade. His business has continued under the management of a son, Wilbur Fletcher, and to Mr. Lewis is the reward and comfort, the competence which his efforts have earned. Continue reading Biography of Stephen Henry Lewis