DESCENDANTS OF Henry Shillington
Henry was born in Ireland in 1815, and came to Canada with his brothers in
1840. No information is available to clearly establish the family history in
Ireland. After locating at St. John, Henry went into business for himself as a
stevedore. He married Ann Venables, an Irish girl. From this union there were
five children. In later years he became the keeper of what was known as Reed's
Castle, which during his tenure, was visited by the future King Edward VII,
then Prince of Whales.
Children of Henry and Ann Venables:
Thomas born May 10, 1852. married Mary ��After her death he married
William Henry born 1854, married Grace Crosby
James Edward born 1856, married Jennie Talbot.
Ann Jane unknown
Thomas, William Henry and James Edward, moved to the United States and
settled at Lynn Massachusetts. Thomas and Edward were carpenters and worked
with the third brother William Henry who became a building contractor.