Person:Patrick Cosgrove (3)

Patrick Cosgrove
b.Abt 20 Jan 1808 Ireland
Facts and Events
Name Patrick Cosgrove
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] Abt 20 Jan 1808 Ireland
Marriage to Bridget LYNETT
Death[4][5] 26 Sep 1885 Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario
Burial? Sep 1885 Sacred Heart Cem., Uxbridge, Durham Region, Ontario
Reference Number? 7853

From a letter 30Sep2005 from Eleanor Todd-POBox43-GoodwoodON-L0C_1A0 Uxbridge Journal - June 17, 1880 A Popular Man - "One of the most popular men in the township is Patrick Cosgrove, a true t yp of the noble Milesian, and a lineal descendent of Daniel O'Connel l, to whom he bears a close resemblence. Patrick is in his 72nd summer (f or he looks as though there were no winters in his life) and is good f or a score of Donnybrooks yet. He carries the veritable black thorn whi ch was wielded by Bryan Boru, on the glory fileds of Clontarf, and which h as descended to the present owner through his uncles, his cousins and h is aunts for many generations. Next to the "ould sod" Patrick values h is "sthick" as the object nearest his heart."

Jan. 1882 - Patrick Cosgrove farm up for sale - E1/2 of lot 11, Conc.1, 1 00 acres, 70 acres cleared. 2 frame dwellings and a good stone house, bar n, shed, young bearing orchard etc.

June 8, 1882 report of council meeting: The ever present Patrick Cosgrove appeared complaining of being assessed f or a dog he didn't own, though admitting his family kept said dog on his p remises. The assessment wa very properly confirmed and poor Pat has g ot to pay his dollar.

  1. Census Records
    1852 Census, Canada West, Ontario South, Uxbridge; film C-11742, p. 5, # 36.

    QUAY 3 Cosgrove, Patrick, age next b'day, 38, married, born Ireland, Catholic, farmer

  2. tombstone.

    stone 67, side 1, COSGROVE: "In Memory of Patrick Cosgrove, died Sep. 26, 1885, AE 77 y'rs, 9 m's, 6 d"

  3. letter from John Cosgrove Sep 2005
    letter from John Cosgrove Sep 2005.

    QUAY 3 ..two theories originate:
    1) Patrick Cosgrove Sr. said he came from Wexford [Ireland]
    2) That they lived in Ulster, in Antrim and Armagh - had relative, William Cosgrove

  4. tombstone
    Sacred Heart Cemetery, Uxbridge, Durham Region, Ontario: transcribed by Whitby-Oshawa branch, Ont. Gen. Soc.

    QUAY 3 stone 67, side 1, COSGROVE: "In Memory of Patrick Cosgrove, died Sep. 26, 1885, AE 77 y'rs, 9 m's, 6 d"

  5. newspaper article
    Uxbridge Times Journal 1 Oct 1885, per Marg MacMillan.

    QUAY 3 Deaths:
    Patrick Cosgrove, Oct., 1885 - At the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. P. Dillon, on the 26th ult. Patrick Cosgrove, aged 80 years. Deceased has been a resident of the township for a great many years and may be classed as among the oldest feeble health for some time...succumbed to old age.