October 16, 1841

letter of May 29, 1961 from Mr. Justice W. A. I. Anglin (1541), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick to the Chief Herald of the Genealogical Office in Dublin, Eire

                                                                                                                                  Provincial Building,
                                                                                                                                  Charlotte Street,
                                                                                                                                  Saint John,
                                                                                                                                  New Brunswick,

                                                                                                                                  May 29, 1961.

Dear Sir

                                                            Re - Anglin Family Ancestors

With reference to the research which you have kindly undertaken for me in anticipation of my visit to Eire in July, it has occurred to me that I should assist you by being more specific as to the information I would like and by giving you such data as I have in hand from relatives who from time to time have attempted to compile a family tree.

There are now in Canada three groups of Anglins who stem from three ancestors in Eire. It has been considered that these groups are related, but no one has ever established the connection, if any, between those three ancestors, and this is what I would like to do if possible at this date.

These three are as follows with such dates and other information as are available to me:

FRANCIS H. ANGLIN, 1736-1793, of Clona-Kilty, County Cork. His descendants in Canada are Roman Catholics. His grandson, Timothy Warren Anglin, came to Canada in 1848 and was Speaker of the House of Commons at Ottawa from 1874 to 1878. The latter's son, Francis Alexander Anglin, 1865-1933, was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada at the time of his death and once remarked to an uncle of mine that originally the Anglins of County Cork were all of the Roman Catholic faith and that the Protestant Anglins came from one who married a Protestant and changed his faith. On the other hand, I can recall my father telling me as a boy that a relative in Eire had written him that he had ascertained that the Protestant Anglins were Huguenots who fled from Paris in 1572 at the time of the massacre of St. Bartholomew. I know that there was a General Angelin commanding the French Army at the Battle of Verdun in World War I. Some of my relatives claim that there are tombstones in County Cork with O'Hanglin on them. The following two ancestors of the remaining groups and their descnedants are Protestants.

ROBERT ANGLIN, born in 1775 at Bandon, County Cork, married Sarah Whelpley. His children and their dates of birth were: John 1804, Robert 1806, Samuel 1809, Maryanne 1812, William 1815. These children all came out to Kingston, Ontario. William was my grandfather.

WILLIAM ANGLIN, probably of Cork City, married Elilzabeth Duke. She was born in 1808. He had a sister Maryanne, born 1810, who in 1834 married John Duke who was a brother of Elizabeth Duke. The children of William Anglin and their dates of birth were: William Stewart 1843, Margaret 1845, Samuel 1847, John 1850, Richard Duke 1852, Elizabeth 1854. Some descendants of John now live in Toronto, Ontario.

                                                                                             Yours very truly,

                                                                                              W. A. I. Anglin

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