Updated: May 12, 2014. 10:00 AM
donnellys.com was created in 1997 for anyone
interested in the Donnellys, Canada's notorious family, that was
murdered by a vigilante committee near Lucan, Ontario, on February 4th,
1880. 2014 marks the 134th anniversary of the Biddulph Tragedy, as it
came to be known.
It is also donnellys.com anniversary. This web site has been online for
17years, and it is still going strong, attracting over 847,000
visitors to date. We're happy to be celebrating our 17th anniversary
online, and wish to thank everyone for their continued support of this
Whether you're a Donnelly enthusiast, or someone finding out about the
Donnellys for the first time, this web site is for you! It offers
everything to do with the family from historical information and
photos, to books, music and videos. We hope that you find the
information on this web site useful. And that you will encourage others
to visit this site.
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What's New At donnellys.com
DONNELLY Book Now Available on Amazon.com
Many people know the story of the Donnelly family who were massacred by a
vigilance committee on February 4th, 1880 just outside Lucan, Ontario.
Several books have been published on the murders including the events
beforehand; few have revealed the lives of the four Donnelly siblings
who survived the murders.
A Donnelly Treatise -- After the Massacre
by Peter McKeown, is a
non-fiction historical account of the Donnelly tragedy and its
survivors. It follows the lives of the remaining Donnellys -- William,
Robert, Patrick and Jennie -- from 1880 on to their final days. Actual
testimonies that were recorded during the investagation and the trials
that followed are included. You will learn what became of the family and
its friends and foes, as well as fascinating information about each
donnelly: who they married, how many chidren they had, what businesses
they went into, where they moved to and what troubles they faced!
Available as a KINDLE eBook on Amazon.com
Tom Barnes new
song, 'Ballad of Johnny
is a tribute to the brave young soul who survived the Donnelly massacre
in 1880. Produced by TP Productions Inc., Tom is the vocalist on this
song, and it is available for listening at:
Donnelly Homestead Site Tours
If you're planning on visiting
the Donnelly Homestead, please remember that it is a private residence,
and not a historic site. Therefore, please call in advance to make an
The best time to call is the early evening. For more information about
touring the Donnelly Homestead, contact Robert Salts:
Phone: 1 (519) 227-1244
the Donnelly Homestead web page:
Homestead is open until
It's a tour worth taking, and
one you will never forget!
by: Ray Fazakas
on a lifetime of research, this follow-up to The Donnelly Album
contains much new material, previously unpublished photographs of the
Donnellys, their families, associates and enemies, and many fresh