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Daniel White Hennessey

Daniel White Hennessey  came from  Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. He crossed over from the Emerald Isle at the age of 13 and landed in  Port of  St. John N.B. where his brother John was living. In St. John he learned the trade of blockmaking. He married an Irish girl from Kilkenny by the name of Martha Brown. They were married on May 23, 1838 in St. Andrews Church by a Church of Scotland clergyman. in St. John N.B. In the fall of 1844 Daniel came to Port Hawkesbury to visit his brother Charlie who was a boat maker by trade. Daniel remained here and rented a room from a Mrs. Davis. Daniel did his trade of block making for several years. Later he built and owned several fine vessels such as the Brigt. "D.W..Hennessey" landed in 1871, Lost and abandoned at sea on December 27, 1880  the Barque "Journal" which was burnt on a sea voyage from the West Indies, the Brigt." The Minnie Louise " lost on the Newfoundland coast, the schooner “Scylla” sold to parties in the Gaspe and the schooner "Flora Temple" sold in Newfoundland 

Martha Brown died 12 June 1872, age 59 and is  buried in the MacLean Cemetery, Port Hastings, Inverness County, NS

Located beside Charles MacLean Road, across from the old Canadian Tire Store.

Some information from

From J.L. MacDougall's book History of Inverness County  published 1922

 

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