James KEYES came to Canada from Carlow, Carlow County, Ireland in the year 1818 and settled in the Township of Beckwith, County of Lanark, Ontario. He was one of the early settlers and had the distinction of erecting the first shingled house in that township. In 1822 he married Hester GARLAND.
Hester GARLAND was the eldest daughter of John GARLAND
who came from Leighlinbridge, Carlow County, Ireland, this being the same neighborhood from which James KEYES came. He first settled in Derry, Beckwith Township, County of Lanark but later moved to Gouldborne Township, Carleton County, residing near Dwyer Hill. From an old registry book in Leighlinbridge, Ireland it is recorded that John GARLAND frequently held the position of Church Warden. Also that he married Eliner BUTLER, who was descendant from the Duke of Ormond who was beheaded in the reign of Queen Ann. They had fifteen children and left Ireland in 1819, except the two eldest boys who came to Canada at a later date. The names of the family being; Thomas, Patrick, Richard, Nicholas, William, James, Edward, John, Hester, Betty, Margaret, Maria, Anne, Ellen and Matilda.
James KEYES came to Bruce County with his family, with the exception of two girls, Mary and Clara, in 1855 and settled on Lot 5, Concession 17, Greenock Township. Hester died in the autumn of 1858 and James in may of 1868. They are both buried in the English Cemetery in Cargill, Ontario.From "The Family of James Keyes & Hester Garland 1818 - 1936" (Author unknown)
(1923-2015) married Lloyd McCLURE
(1915- ?? ) and lived in in Paisley. Margaret was was a direct descendant. See her Pedigree Chart
Other Ancestral Families connected to Margaret are; MOONEY
; PETRIE; RITCHIE* & KELLY