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Locating clergy in 1830s or so

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Locating clergy in 1830s or so

Posted: 1266466266000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kenny
My ggg-grandfather was James Patrick Kenny. Born in Ireland, he was a Capuchin priest before converting to the Church of England about 1823.

He and his family were living in London in 1833, but sons were born in Canada in 1837 and 1839. The family is not found in the 1841 census in England, so presumably they were still in Canada.

James P. Kenny reportedly died in 1843 - possibly still in Canada. His wife and younger sons are found back in England in 1851 before migrating to the U.S. about 1855. Family stories say they entered via Canada and they settled in northeastern New York state (Glens Falls, NY).

My question: Assuming he continued to serve in the clergy, is there any way I can find a Canadian location for this family through some sort of clergy list?

The two sons born in Canada died prior to death registrations in the U.S., so that's not a viable source. I would welcome all ideas of how I can try to pinpoint my Kenny family in Canada.


Nancy Barnett
Syracuse, NY
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