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  1. Seán Soper
    July 1, 2018 @ 3:18 pm

    May I be pointed to any information in regards to either Solomon Soper, his son Timothy Soper, and or his son Alonzo Soper. In particular, where they might be buried?
    Seán Soper


    • John
      July 2, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

      According to Find a Grave, Alonzo Soper is buried in the Hanton Cemetery, Kitley Township. If you noticed the photos on our website, the cemetery is unattended and in poor condition. One of the tombstones clearly states “Sacred to the Memory of Mary Mulvaugh wife of Alonzo Soper, Who departed this life Jun 9th, 1859 age 51 years” His name does not appear on the list of graves, but many are illegible. I would suspect that the people you are looking for are all buried there.You can see the cemetery at our website:



      • Seán Soper
        July 2, 2018 @ 4:56 pm

        My sincerest thanks John. I have this fellow as actually remarried after Mary Mulvaugh’s death (I recall her surname as Stoddart-Green? {sic} a recent Scottish immigrant to Kitley circa 1860).
        My direct ancestor H.L. Soper, is the son of Alonzo and his second wife. At the time of H.L. Soper’s passing in 1918, his obituary lists his half siblings from his father Alonzo and Mary Mulvaugh’s union. I’m uncertain he (Alonzo) would have been buried with his first wife’s family?
        Do you know who to contact in regards to access of the grave yard?
        Seán Soper


  2. Jenn Poirier
    March 23, 2019 @ 3:12 pm

    I’m looking for any Bruce family history. I see that there was a Robert Bruce and a Wilfred Bruce and I’m wondering if you have any other family names that might be linked to them so that I can determine if they are a relation of mine.

    Many thanks


    • John
      March 25, 2019 @ 8:40 am


      I just checked and unfortunately we have nothing in our records on the Bruce family. Good luck in your search.


  3. Paula Warren
    December 2, 2019 @ 11:04 am

    I am looking for any information on the Kish Family who apparently came from New Brunswick and settled in Kitley before 1850. My Great Grandfather was born around 1854 Kitley but his older sister was born in 1849 in Kitley. My 2x Great Grandparents were born in New Brunswick and moved to Kitley in the 1840’s. Like every other family name “Kish” has had many other versions of the name “Kech” or “Kesch”. If there is any information it would be appreciated.


    • John
      December 3, 2019 @ 10:52 am

      Good morning and thank you for your inquiry,

      Unfortunately we are of little help to you on this one. We have nothing in our “Genealogical” section. Our history of Kitley unfortunately is limited. I checked what we have for cemetery grave sites, and while our list is not complete, I did not find your name.

      I went to the Walling map of 1861-62 which shows all of those who owned, not rented, homes in Kitley and the only name I came up with that is close is Kinch on Con 5 Lot 20.21.

      I would suggest that you contact the Leeds and Grenville Genealogical Society, they have good records and may be able to help you.

      Good Luck,


  4. Paula Warren
    December 3, 2019 @ 11:20 am

    I appreciate you taking the time to look. Unfortunately, the family had left Kitley Township by 1961 which we find them in Bedford Township in the County of Frontenac. I will contact the Genealogical Society.

    Kind Regards,



  5. george German
    February 25, 2021 @ 10:11 pm

    i am looking for information on the Cavanagh families that settled in Kitley in the 1840-1860 time frame. Any data you have would be appreciated.


  6. Larry Leeder
    February 11, 2023 @ 10:13 am

    Hi .I was reading through this and found out about James Finch who was the first settler on lot 29 con 7 . I own that land but never heard of this .There is an old foundation that we could never figure out and maybe this is it.


  7. Donna Magee
    February 20, 2023 @ 3:24 pm

    I am a descendent of Major William Read m Agnes (Nancy) Russell. i believe that he was a good friend of a Levi Soper I think. He left all or part of his acreage on the 7th Concession to his daughter Elizabeth “Betsy” Read-Magee (McGee). They married in 1822 in Perth. Abt 1848 they sold the land and moved to Usborne Twp, Huron County along with many other Leeds families. I am seeking more information about William Magee b abt 1798 in Ireland. I cannot locate him in Ireland and wondered if there might be any clues in the history of Leeds that might help me find out where n Ireland he came from or a “family” attached to him? Thx Donna Magee Toronto, ON


  8. John
    November 14, 2023 @ 3:52 pm

    I am looking for information about Toledo in 1916. My Irish grandmother who had been working in Lanark South in 1911 as a domestic apparently met my grandfather who was working as a blacksmith in Kingston in 1916. My father’s birth record says they were married there on June 26, 1916, but I think they just met there. I am wondering what would have brought them there. Were there any particular gatherings of the Irish community that might have attracted them? Alas, as a poor Irish woman on her own, my grandmother worked as a domestic by day and later as a “lady of the evening” to make ends meet. I don’t know when that started. Any suggestions that can be offered about sources of information would be much appreciated.


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