Montgomery, James Townsend

Birth Name Montgomery, James Townsend
Gender male
Age at Death 70 years, 2 months, 19 days


James T and Rose were married by John Keir in 1833, with Malcolm McGougan, Donald Montgomery and Arch Woodside as witnesses. They had 10 children, none listed in the PEI Baptismal Index..

Name James Townshend Montgomery
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 21 Feb 1833
Event Place , Prince Edward Island, Canada
Spouse's Name Rosanna McGary
Citing this Record "Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2015), James Townshend Montgomery and Rosanna McGary, 21 Feb 1833; citing , Prince Edward Island, Canada, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,630,091.

In the 1861 census, in Princetown, James T. Montgomery was a farmer. He had a household of 12, with one married couple and 10 single people.
4 girls, 5-15
3 males from 15-21
1 male and 1 female, 21-45,
1 male and 2 females, 45-60

James named only his wife Rose Anna, and sons John Malcolm and William Cuthbert in his will, which was submitted for probate in 1871.

Past and Present of PEI:

James Townsend married Rose McCary, third daughter of the
Rev. John McCary, the first missionary to Newfoundland, having been sent there by
John Wesley. After seven years spent in Newfoundland he returned to Ireland and
was there married. He with his family sailed from Dublin on board the ship
"Hannah," bound for Quebec. The ship was cast ashore in a gale on Cape Rosier, Gaspe
Peninsula, and became a total wreck. The captain chartered a schooner and put the
passengers and their luggage on board and again started for their destination, but en*
countering another storm in the gulf, was again stranded at the Ponds, a place midway
between Malpeque and New London

To James T. and Rose Montgomery were born ten children, eight of whom are living, but scattered all over the world, from far-off Persia in the East to the Golden Gate in the West.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 29, 1801 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death June 17, 1871 Princetown, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Montgomery, Donald Dan JP, MPPabout 1760February 27, 1845
Mother Penman, Ann Nancyabout 1768August 2, 1837
    Brother     Montgomery, Archibald about 1785 February 5, 1860
    Sister     Montgomery, Mary November 3, 1789 November 11, 1871
    Sister     Montgomery, Barbara January 31, 1791 February 7, 1874
    Sister     Montgomery, Christy January 20, 1793 January 31, 1891
    Sister     Montgomery, Helen Nelly September 5, 1794 December 14, 1848
    Brother     Montgomery, Hugh January 5, 1796 1866
    Brother     Montgomery, George August 1797 1825
    Brother     Montgomery, John May 12, 1800 1867
         Montgomery, James Townsend March 29, 1801 June 17, 1871
    Sister     Montgomery, Ann March 11, 1803 November 13, 1884
    Sister     Montgomery, Elizabeth April 11, 1805 October 7, 1886
    Brother     Montgomery, Donald “Big Donald” January 19, 1808 July 31, 1893
    Brother     Montgomery, Edward January 14, 1810 August 30, 1888
    Sister     Montgomery, Jane July 2, 1812
    Brother     Montgomery, William April 26, 1814 April 22, 1881
    Brother     Montgomery, Robert Hudson April 26, 1814 January 12, 1878
    Sister     Montgomery, Margaret


Family of Montgomery, James Townsend and McCary, Rose Rosanna

Married Wife McCary, Rose Rosanna ( * 1811 + 1886 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 21, 1833 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Montgomery, Sarah
Montgomery, Mary E.
Montgomery, Edward
Montgomery, Christy AnnOctober 20, 1834April 24, 1913
Montgomery, DonaldAugust 1, 18361919
Montgomery, William CuthbertOctober 25, 1840July 1, 1908
Montgomery, John MalcolmJanuary 4, 1843February 18, 1895
Montgomery, George RamsayApril 1845August 26, 1916
Montgomery, AnnieMay 17, 1847November 6, 1917
Montgomery, Margaret18491913
Montgomery, Charlotte GeddieMarch 17, 1855June 10, 1905