Timeline of the Black Donnellys

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The "Black" Donnellys were an Irish immigrant family who settled in Biddulph township, Upper Canada in the 19th century. The family became involved in a series of personal and business disputes which frequently escalated to violence, culminating in the 1880 burning of the family home by an armed vigilante mob, resulting in the deaths of five family members.


The following is a timeline of key events in the lives of the family.


Early events



Life after the massacre

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