United Church Picnic, circa 1920

United Church Picnic, circa 1920

The Chestico Museum & Archives is an invaluable resource for anyone researching their Port Hood roots.   Our holdings include such items as:

  • Census Records
  • Land Grant Maps and Information
  • Cemetery Records
  • Photographs
  • House Histories
  • Family Histories
  • Veteran Profiles
  • School Registers

The following lists contain names of early settlers in the Port Hood area.

Early Loyalist Settlers in Port Hood

Name Date to Port Hood Place of Origin
Clark, John 1788? Unknown
Hart, Joseph Lee 1874 Hartford, Connecticut
Hawley, Captain Matthew 1789 Waterbury, Connecticut
Roper, John 1788 Norfolk, Virginia
Smith, Captain David 1786 Truro, Massachessetts
Watts, Captain Hugh 1784 Scotland, South Carolina and Poole, England

Early Irish Settlers in Port Hood

Name Date to Port Hood Place of Origin
Bairdsley, John 1814 Ireland
Barren, William 1818 Ireland
Breen, Peter 1799 Ireland
Bull, James 1816 County Kilkenny, Ireland
Doran, Andrew 1815 Ireland
Doran, Laurence 1818 Ireland
Downey, Patrick 1816 County Kilkenny, Ireland
Fitzpatrick, John 1817 Ireland
Green, John 1814 Ireland
Hammond, John (Loyalist) 1795 County Monaghan, Ireland
Hayes, Edward 1788 Co. Wexford, Ireland
Minchin, William 1816 Ireland
Moran, Walter 1815 County Wexford, Ireland
Murphy, Dennis 1797 County Wexford, Ireland
Murphy, James 1804 County Wexford, Ireland
Murphy, Thomas 1795 Ireland
O’Connor, Daniel 1812 Ireland
Shanahan, Michael 1813 Ireland
Shea, James 1817 Ireland
Walsh, Simon 1815 Ireland
Whitty, Walter 1816 Ireland
Wright, William 1811 County Cavan, Ireland

Early Scottish  Settlers in Port Hood, 1775 – 1820

Name Place of Origin
Beaton Lochaber
Cameron Lochaber
Campbell Lochaber
Chisholm Strathglass
Gillies Morar
MacDonald (Clanranald) Morar, Moidart, Eigg, Canna, Muck, South Uist, Eilean Shona
MacDonell Lochaber, Glengarry
MacEachen / MacEachern Moidart, South Uist
MacInnis Eigg
MacIsaac Moidart, Eigg
MacKinnon Eigg
MacLean Eigg
MacLellan Morar
MacLeod Eigg
MacMaster Moidart
MacMillan Lochaber
MacNeil Barra
MacQuarrie Eigg
MacVarish Moidart
Morrison South Uist
O’Hanley South Uist

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