Research on the Stoney Family in North America
Update ~ New Notes
In response to our query in March, we have received some very useful notes from R'Nita Rogers summarised as follows:
Thomas Stoney, b ca 1770, m Catherine ..... and had issue:
..a2. Mary (both sisters born after Edward).
Edward Stoney, b 1789 in Newport, County Tipperary, m Jane (possibly surnamed Long). Edward emigrated, became a Methodist
Minister in Ontario, Canada, and had issue, with several sons
who left issue, an eldest son:
Thomas Stoney, one of the six Wesleyan Methodists who in 1845 bought all the
land on which Methodist churches were to be built in Canada, had
Thomas Stoney, jr m Mary B. Knott, lived for a few years on the Canadian prairies
and finally settled in British Colombia. He had, with several
other children, issue:
..a1. Louise Stoney, m ca 1901 William E.J. West
Editor's Notes ~ Mrs Rogers added that Jane (possibly surnamed Long) inherited land in Ireland when her husband Edward died, "a place called Newton House in Leixlip" and possibly also at Borrisokane (where Dr James Stoney, great-grandson of the Irish founder, lived with his wife Helen Dillon in the middle years of the 19th century). Edward first appears above at Newport, County Tipperary, the county to which the first Irish Stoney, Thomas (son of George Stoney, resident in Kettlewell, Yorkshire) emigrated shortly after 1688 and in which he bought a substantial amount of property. That Edward's eldest son and grandson were named Thomas also (a name that appears in every generation of the senior line in the last three centuries) is an additional hint of descent from this Irish founder.
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Daughters of fathers surnamed Stoney descended from
George Stoney, Esquire
of Greyfort, County Tipperary
bear his arms on a lozenge as shown here.
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