Descendants of William BERTRIDGE (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Fifth Generation


77. William (Bill) James MCELROY (Patrick (Paddy) Hugh MCELROY , Mary Jane BARTRIDGE , William , William ) was born on 4 Dec 1899 in Arnprior, Ontario. He died on 2 May 1934 in Leeds, Ontario.

William was a painter. He was only 34 years of age when he died. According to his death certificate his ethnic background was 'Scotch', which is surprising as the the McElroys were supposedly originally Irish and his grandmother Mary Jane Bertridge was born to Irish parents.

William married Agnes Edna Gertrude (Edna) HONE, daughter of George Job HONE and Augusta WILTSE, on 2 Apr 1917 in Ottawa. The marriage ended in divorce. Agnes was born on 22 Jan 1900 in Carleton, Ontario. She died on 12 Nov 1989 in Guelph, Ontario.

Edna's father was born in Surrey, England and her mother in Ontario.

They had the following children.

  148 M i
George Hugh MCELROY was born on 12 May 1918 in Ottawa. He died on 16 Apr 1919 in Carleton, Ontario.
  149 M ii
William Samuel George MCELROY was born on 2 May 1921 in Ottawa. He died on 17 Jun 1921 in Carleton, Ontario.

78. Mary Anne Louise MCELROY (Patrick (Paddy) Hugh MCELROY , Mary Jane BARTRIDGE , William , William ) was born in 1902 in Arnprior, Ontario. She died in 1983.

Mary married Samuel (Sam) Joseph GRANT, son of William GRANT and Jane HAWKINS, in 1922 in Ottawa. Samuel was born in 1897 in Reading, Berkshire. He died in 1970.

They had the following children.

+ 150 M i Living.
+ 151 M ii Living.
+ 152 F iii Living.
+ 153 M iv Living.
  154 F v
Catherine Gail GRANT was born in 1940 in probably Ottawa. She died in 1953.

Catherine went by the name of Gail.
  155 M vi Living.

83. Florence (Flo) Alice MCELROY (Patrick (Paddy) Hugh MCELROY , Mary Jane BARTRIDGE , William , William ) was born in 1912 in Ottawa. She died in 1964 in Ottawa.

Florence married Living in 1936 in Ottawa.

They had the following children.

+ 156 M i Living.
+ 157 F ii Living.
+ 158 F iii Living.

87. William John MCELROY (John (Jack) James MCELROY , Mary Jane BARTRIDGE , William , William ) was born in 1913 in Carleton, Ontario. He died in 1996.

William married Living in Ottawa.

They had the following children.

  159 M i Living.

91. Living (John (Jack) James MCELROY , Mary Jane BARTRIDGE , William , William ).

Living married Chloe Margaret TURNER. Chloe was born in 1925. She died in 2014.

They had the following children.

  160 F i Living.
  161 F ii
Jane MCELROY died in 2003.
  162 F iii Living.

Living was also in a common law marriage with Living.

102. Alice Noreen STANLEY (Frances Margaret MORAHAN , John MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born in 1920. She died in 1989 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Alice married Cyril Ronald WATSON. The marriage ended in divorce. Cyril was born in 1919 in Queensland. He died in 1988.

They had the following children.

+ 163 F i Living.

Alice also married Robert Marshall VAUTIN Jr.. Robert was born in 1923 in Hughenden, Queensland. He died in Brisbane, Queensland.

They had the following children.

+ 164 F ii Living.
  165 F iii Living.
  166 M iv Living.

104. Eugene Lawrence (Larry) MORAHAN (John MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 10 Aug 1909 in Seapoint, Barna, Co. Galway. He died on 19 Mar 1974 in Galway. He was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

Eugene was a carpenter and furniture-maker. He lived in Galway.

Eugene married Lily 'UNKNOWN'. Lily died.

Lily and Larry may have had more children than those listed below.

They had the following children.

  167 M i Living.
  168 M ii Living.
  169 F iii Living.
  170 F iv Living.

105. Anne (Annie) Ellen MORAHAN (John MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 23 Jul 1911 in Seapoint, Barna, Co. Galway. She died on 17 Jan 1981 in Galway.

Annie, who worked in health care, lived in Shantalla, Galway.

Anne married Michael DAVOREN, son of Bartholomew (Bartley) DAVOREN and Margaret (Maggie) FOTTRELL, in 1939 in Co. Galway. Michael was born on 30 Aug 1917 in Fahy, Eyrecourt, Co. Galway. He died on 24 Jun 1951 in 23 Rossington Road, Nottingham. He was buried on 30 Jun 1951 in Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill, Nottingham (grave R23/47).

They had the following children.

  171 F i Living.
+ 172 F ii Elizabeth (Eilish) J. DAVOREN was born on 10 Mar 1942. She died on 3 Jun 2021.

106. John Patrick Augustine (Gussie) MORAHAN (John MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 24 Jul 1912 in Barna, Co. Galway. He died on 5 Feb 1992 in Galway. He was buried in Bohermore Cemetery, Galway.

Gussie was a car mechanic. He lived in Renmore, Co. Galway.

John married Rose GOUGH, daughter of Patrick GOUGH, on 28 Oct 1943 in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Rose was born about 1921 in probably Leixlip, Co. Kildare. She died on 28 Dec 2008 in probably Galway. She was buried in Bohermore Cemetery, Galway.

They had the following children.

  173 M i Living.
  174 F ii Living.
        Living married Living.
  175 F iii Living.
        Living married Living.

108. William (Willie) Thomas MORAHAN (John MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born in 1918 in Barna, Co. Galway. He died in Jan 1986 in Enfield, Middlesex. He was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

William married Living in Mar 1946 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

They had the following children.

  176 M i Living.
  177 M ii Living.
  178 M iii Living.
  179 F iv Living.
  180 M v Living.
  181 F vi Living.
  182 F vii Living.

111. Josephine (Jo) Margaret GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 18 May 1908 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died in Jun 1985 in Clonskeagh, Co. Dublin. She was buried in New Cemetery, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Jo was a domestic science teacher.

Josephine married Gerald Francis CALLEARY, son of James CALLEARY and Eleanor (Ellen) KELLY, on 26 Jul 1939 in St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin. Gerald was born on 3 Aug 1909 in Ballina, Co. Mayo. He was christened on 5 Aug 1909 in Kilmoremoy, Ballina, Co. Mayo. He died on 11 Sep 1968 in Tuam, Co. Galway. He was buried in New Cemetery, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Gerald, who was a business studies graduate, was headmaster of Tuam Vocational School.

While Gerald's family name was Calleary his own children carry the surname Colleary. The two surnames appear to be interchangeable.

They had the following children.

+ 183 M i James Gordon (Gordon) COLLEARY was born on 7 Mar 1941. He died on 17 Jun 2014.
  184 F ii Living.
  185 F iii Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 186 M iv Living.
+ 187 M v Living.

113. Linda GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born in Jul 1912 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 11 Aug 1986 in Dublin. She was buried in Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Linda was a domestic science teacher.

Linda married James (Jim) B. RUANE in 1942 in Dublin. James was born about 1915 in Monivea, Athenry, Co. Galway. He died in Sep 1976 in Dublin. He was buried in Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Jim was a professor of agriculture at UCD (University College Dublin). He was instrumental in strengthening the connection between the family of his wife, Linda (Gordon) and the New Zealand branch of her family tree. As part of his job as President of the Irish Wool Board Jim visited New Zealand - probably in the 1970s - and while there looked up Linda's cousins, resulting in many visits between the families since then. Jim may also have visited Australia on the same trip and reestablished a connection with the Australian branch of the family too as a reconnection was made with the Australian Gordons in Perth around the same time.

They had the following children.

+ 188 M i Living.
+ 189 M ii Living.
+ 190 M iii Living.
  191 F iv Living.
+ 192 F v Living.
+ 193 M vi Living.
+ 194 F vii Living.

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