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
Brown died 12 June 1872, age 59 and is buried in the MacLean
Cemetery, Port Hastings, Inverness County, NS
beside Charles MacLean Road, across from the old Canadian
Some information from
From J.L. MacDougall's book History of Inverness County published 1922