Corrected Text for Timothy Sheehan included in the first Douro Book:
In volume one, pages 91-92, Timothy Sheehan was incorrectly identified as as the son of John Sheehan and wife Bridget, Peter Robinson Settlers to Douro Township. That family did have a son named Timothy, born about 1807 and thus being 18 years of age when he came to Upper Canada in 1825 with his parents. No further record was located for this young man after 1826.
The revised presentation for Timothy Sheehan and wife, Ellen, is now shown below. He also was a Peter Robinson settler of 1825. He was already 34 years of age at the time he arrived.
Timothy, age 34 years and his wife Ellen, age 32 years, sailed on the ship Regulus in 1825. With them traveled their four children.
On 24 November 1825, Timothy was given his location ticket for the west half of Lot 3 Concession 3 in Douro Township. On 9 July 1834, an Order in Council finalized Timothy’s ownership of this property.
Timothy and his wife, Ellen, born circa 1793 in Ireland, had a family of four children: Judith, born circa 1811; Timothy, born circa 1814; Ellen, born circa 1818 and Michael, born circa 1820.
Timothy and Ellen were assessed on their land in Douro Township in the year 1830, but were not found residing in the township by 1851.