Timothy O'Connor
(Bef 1815-After 1853)


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Timothy O'Connor

  • Born: Bef 1815, County Cork, Ireland
  • Marriage (1): Sara Carter
  • Died: After 1853, Newfoundland, Canada

  General Notes:

Name written on fly leaf of family bible that no longer exists and is recalled by Ann M. O'Connor Rogers his grand daughter and sent to me via e-mail Jan 2002 (courtesy of Jim Rogers her son)
In the parish records from Argentia there is the following:
Timothy O'Connor married Sera McCarthy who had children Ann born at Burin May 15, 1834 and Timothy baptised at Argentia July 15, 1836
Per compiled genealogy in booklet celebrating the Reunion at Clattice Harbor 2000, it states he was born in County Cork, Ireland and came to NFLD in early 1800s.

"Clonalis in Roscommon was the ancestral home of the O'Conor Don (it is still in their hands today) and Ballintober castle their stronghold from the 14th to the 17th century. Owen O'Conor, who took up arms against Cromwell, was the last master of Ballintober. His family were impoverished and left a residue of their lands at Ballinagare (the same fate befell the O'Conor Sligo). They remained steadfastly Catholic during the period of harsh Penal laws.....
........Canada. O'Connors from Ireland came to Newfoundland soon after the British had taken control from the French in the 1760's. Michael and Peter Connors were fish merchants from Cork who decided to stay in Lawn after the summer fishing. There were soon a number of other Connors families - many of them from Kerry - to be found in Placentia Bay, Harbor Grace, and the Trinity Bay area. Timothy O'Connor came to Clattice Harbor in the early 1800's.........."

Recollections of Anthony F. O'Connor:
"My first ancestors sailed from Ireland (County Roscommon) in the late 1700s or early 1800s.They came by wooden vessel, crossing the Atlantic to the nearest landmark (Newfoundland). It was a vessel in full sail and they settled in what was known as the "Back Gulch" in Clattice Harbor located on the western coast line of Placentia Bay. This ancestor (my great grandfather Timothy O'Connor) and his wife (Sara Carter) built a log cabin two miles in from the sea.They constructed an outdoor stone fireplace to cook on; one side was the oven, the other side was open. A swing out kettle was placed in it for cooking purposes. I saw the cabin's foundation still standing in the early 1900s as a young boy when my father took me there. Other settlers moved in and Timothy [and Sara] had a son named Timothy who married Agness Ballard (my grandparents) and my grandparents had a son named Timothy Joseph (my father) who married first to Jane Ann Brewer (my mother).
My grandparents [Timothy and Agnes Ballard] had five children:
Charles, Thomas, Ann, Timothy Joseph (my father), and Mary."

In gaelic " Conchuir" (Connor) translates as "king"...thus O'Connor means "of the king". One of Ireland's more famous kings was Rory O'Connor

Y. Hepditch who wrote a very extensive genealogy of "Descendants of Timothy Connors" states the following:
Notes for Timothy CONNORS:
General Notes:
According to a paper (Q67-226) at MUN Folklore Archives done by Marie Connors, Timothy Connors
was born mid 1700s in County Cork and married Sarah Carter also from County Cork. They came to
NL with their two sons. It is difficult to determine ascendancy and age in the 1800s because of lack
of records. The church records gives some information but assignment of children to parents may not
be accurate. Where age is not known, I have estimated it about 20 older than the birth of their first
child. In actual fact the birth year could be 20 years + earlier than estimated.
She assigns the following children to Timothy and Sara:
Sarah CARTER[1] was born before 1815 in County Cork, Ireland[1].
Timothy CONNORS and Sarah CARTER were married in County Cork, Ireland. They had the
following children:
2. i. Timothy CONNORS[1] was born before 1834 in Ireland[1]. He died before 1921[1].
3. ii. Thomas CONNORS[1] was born before 1835 in County Cork, Ireland[1]. He died after
4. iii. Peter CONNORS[1] was born before 1841 in Grandy's Point, PB NF[1]. He married Mary
Ann BALLARD before 1870. He died on 18 Mar 1916 in Clattice Harbour, PB NF[1].
iv. Ann CONNORS[1] was born after 1850 in Grandy's Point, PB NF. She died after 1908[1].
5. v. John CONNORS[1] was born in 1853 in Grandy's Point, PB NF[1]. He married Hannorah XX
CONNORS before 1871. He died on 07 May 1921 in Clattice Harbour NW, PB NF[1].

facebook April 2019 - Frank Connors
Hi Jane, remembered a conversation I had years ago regarding your family. A visitor of a family who lived next door to me said he was of the Clattice Hr family. Wondered if we were related, mentioned a reka Thomas Connors or O'Connor of Blackmarsh Road
Sorry that was ....a relative Thomas O'Connor of Blackmarsh Road....don't know if that rings a bell? DNA is showing we have Munster roots, as well as Wexford where our ancestor Timothy O'Connor came from in 1815. All the best. Frank.

Timothy married Sara Carter. (Sara Carter was born before 1818 in Ireland and died after 1854.)

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