AN IRISH HERITAGE: Two Hundred Years of the Kidd and Langstaff Families in Ontario (2019)


Author: Douglas L Derry

Book details:

  • softcover ISBN 978-0-9951961-8-6
  • 137 pages including images
  • pub. date April, 2019

Publisher: Poplar Lane Press


In the early 1820s two families departed from separate communities in south east Ireland to start new lives in separate parts of south eastern Ontario. This is the story of those families which were ultimately joined in the marriage of the author’s maternal grandparents. After struggling for a living from the fast depleting soil of their new homesteads, the families found greater opportunities in other occupations and lifestyles in their new region and beyond. The story includes a current day pilgrimage of the descendants to the original farm sites and subsequent homes.