Outline of the Descendants
Boyle (m. Mary Dunn)
and his sister Ann
Boyle (m. Lawrence Gavin)
who ca. 1831
both emigrated, together with their spouses and older children,
from Clonkeen Townland, Carbury Parish,
County Kildare, Ireland,
ultimately settling in Leeds Township
and Escott Township
of Leeds County, Ontario,
where their children and grandchildren
married into dozens of the pioneer families
of that region of Upper Canada
Here is my father, John Joseph Boyle,
on Easter Sunday 2001,
then aged 92,
holding the "Boyle Cane".
His immigrant ancestor, John Boyle,
the first Boyle to live in North America,
took this very cane with him
when, on Easter Sunday in 1832, he left Ireland to go to Canada
and then in 1854, upon his death in Ontario,
he bequeathed this cane to Patrick Boyle,
the oldest of his four sons,
who in turn, upon his sudden death, in 1888
left it to Peter Bernard Boyle,
the oldest of his own six sons.
Peter Bernard Boyle emigrated from Canada to the United States
and, upon his death in Michigan in 1914,
left the cane to William Patrick Boyle.
the oldest of his seven sons,
William Patrick Boyle had no sons, just two daughters;
so, before he died in 1948 in Illinois,
he gave the cane to his younger brother, Thomas Frederick Boyle.
Thomas Frederick Boyle also had no sons, just three daughters;
so, before he died in 1956 in Michigan, he gave the cane
to John Edward Boyle, Jr.,
the only son of his younger, but by that time deceased, brother
John Edward Boyle, Sr.
In December 2000
John Edward Boyle, Jr., gave the cane to my father,
John Joseph Boyle,
second cousin once removed,
who was, at the time, at 91 years,
the oldest member of our Boyle family
ever known to be.
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