This site documents my paternal Irish ancestors and some of their descendants. Michael Doyle, my great-great-grandfather emigrated from Ballindaggin, County Wexford, Ireland to the Jones Falls area of Ontario in about 1850 where his family grew to include Dunns and Jordans, also from Co Wexford, and Hamiltons from Co Antrim.
Michael's younger brother, James, also emigrated to Ontario. He married and raised a family in Portsmouth, near Kingston, before moving to Toledo, Ohio. A few of his descendants are included in this site.
Much more is known about some of these families than others; in particular there may be errors in some branches of the Dunn and Jordan lines. There were several (presumably) unrelated Dunn and Jordan families in the Jones Falls area. I have tried to draw logical conclusions about these families, but more work needs to be done. There was also another Doyle family in the area which is believed to be unrelated; they arrived many years earlier (1820s) and there is no known interaction between them and "my" Doyles.
Data was collected from a variety of sources - a review of the included citations and sources will provide the reader with an indication of how reliable the data might be.
Details have been excluded for living people, or those not known to be deceased, to protect their privacy. Family members can request a CD copy of this information that includes all available details by contacting me at the address in the page footer.
Use of the site:
Throughout this site, you can use the menu buttons at the top or left side of the screen to navigate to different sections. Either the index or chart pages will provide access to detailed information on individual family members: just click on any blue or underlined name to see the person's narrative. Click on the small camera icon to see a photo, and on the small page icon or to see a document. In the index, a small head beside a name indicates that there is at least one image associated with that person. Click on the icon for more information about a place.
If you have any additions, changes or corrections to this data, please send me e-mail by clicking on my name below.