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Mountney, Montney, Montaney family

Posted: 19 Aug 2000 5:04PM GMT
Edited: 29 Jul 2001 12:56AM GMT
The Society of Descendants of Dr. Johannes de la Montagne is attempting to compile a history of the whole family. We have done enough research to be pretty sure that the Montneys and the Mountneys are part of the family but we need some help!
Dr. Jean Mousnier de la Montagne (1595-1672) was a French Huguenot physician and vice-chancellor of the colony of New Netherlands, arriving in New Amsterdam with his family in 1637. We have traced the Mountney/Montney individuals back to Joseph Montany and his wife Margaret Frank who were married in the Schenectady Reformed Dutch Church about 1786, both of them residents of Warrenbush, Montgomery County, New York. They had at least four children, but descendants are mainly from the sons: Albert Mountney of Ontario, John Montney of Ontario and Rochester, NY; and Joseph Montney of Ontario, New York, and finally Michigan. If you can help us compile more information about these families, please e-mail me at Lois Stewart

Mountenay variations.

leeanna simons (View posts)
Posted: 30 Nov 2000 12:01PM GMT
Yes, Lois, there is a ONS (one name study) on this family. You should contact Simon Martin at
There are quite a number of us Mountney descendents working on this name. Perhaps your line will show up on the database. Try also the rootsweb sites. Email for more into if you need it.

Mountney and variations

Posted: 30 Nov 2000 4:53PM GMT
Edited: 29 Jul 2001 12:56AM GMT
Thanks, Leeanna, for the information on the Mountney family database. I'll try to get in touch and see if your group has any information that our group doesn't have!


velma masner (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jan 2001 9:08PM GMT
Hi Lois,
I have variation of spellings (Mountnay) in my genealogy. Starting with Nellie Ann Mountanay. Born: 1880 Ontario, Canada.(Several generations back) Marr: John McBride. Will send list if you are interested.

Mountnay/Mountney/Montney in Canada

Posted: 26 Jan 2001 2:59PM GMT
Edited: 29 Jul 2001 12:56AM GMT
Dear Velma,
I am interested in anyone with these names who claims French ancestry. If your family fits that profile, yes, I'd be very interested in more information. However, several people recently have told me about their descent from an English Mountney family, of which I had not been aware before and about which I have no information to share. My research is on descendants of the DE LA MONTAGNE family, now spelled Montanye and 49 other variations. E-mail me at

Re: Mountenay variations.

Posted: 8 Mar 2002 1:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mountenay
Looking for Arthur Harry (Henry) Mountenay my wife's grandfather who died in the 30's. He was supposed to have come from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Only reference I can get for Mountenay / Montanye was two brothers Eden Allan Montenay born Ixonia, Jefferson County Wisconsin born Jan 13, 1851 and Oliver Glen Montenay / Montanye born Ixonia Jefferson County Wisconsin 1866, Both had father James F. Montenay / Montanye Born jan 14, 1831 Watertown Jefferson County N.Y. spouse Phila Amelia Adams Born June 19 1835 Watertown Jefferson County N.Y. Her father was Ezekiel Adams and mother Philomeda Rizzley, her next of kin was stated as Louis P. Montenay on marrage license.
I do not know if these family are related to Arthur Montenay. All have interchangeable spellings on documents. There is one other Montenay a William who had land grants in Wisconsim in 1850's no other information. Any help connecting these names with family trees would be greatly appreciated . Zane Bell,

Re: Mountney, Montney, Montaney family

D.Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 7 May 2002 4:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: De La Montanye
I have a grand uncle I am trying to commect to Dr. de la Montagne.

John "Jack" E. De La Montanye-
From what I know now he was born 1889, likely in Schenectady, had a sister "Della" who married a Faulkner and lived in Schenectady.
Jack lived in Coyemans Hollow NY from ~1920 till his death in 1965. He married Alveretta Hotailing (Of Coyemans Hollow) in Detroit in 1919 (why the went there I don't know)
He served in the NY Guard, 105th Machine gun Bat. and saw combat in France in 1918-19.

Does "Jack" sound connected to your group?

Re: Mountenay variations - Lancashire and surrounding counties, 1800's

Posted: 7 Jun 2002 1:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mountenay
I have recently found that my great-great Grandmother's maiden name was Hannah Mountenay - she and her husband Samuel Jones sailed to Auckland, New Zealand in 1864 with their 3 children, Annie (who may also originally have been named Hannah), Rebecca and Joseph.

Information on them has been hard to find and Jones is such a difficult name to research. The birthplace of their daughter Annie is given (on Annie's death certificate) as Lancashire, England c1856, but I have so far not been able to locate a copy of her birth certificate to get more accurate details.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who is researching the Mountenay name (and variations of) in either Lancashire, or surrounding counties such as Derbyshire around the 1800's - there seem to be very few Mountenays listed anywhere and it it is possible there could be links.

Thanks - Robyn.

Re: Mountanay/Mountenay/Mountnay

Posted: 23 Nov 2002 7:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Aug 2004 5:45PM GMT
Velma- I just started to finally do research on my own family- McBride's- found my grandfather's funeral folder in my elderly mother's possessions- found out my Great Grandfather was John McBride & he was married to a Nellie A. Mountne/ Mountenay from Port Alberta Canada. Needless to say my heartrate went pitterpat when I just read your message. Your Nellie Mountenay is my Great Grandmother. I'm in Oregon- doing research in Canada from the states is quite hard- I've been unable to determine John & Nellie's marriage date & exactly where they were married- I only know that my Grandfather George Hawkins MacBride was born in Port Albert. I will sit on needles & pins awaiting to hear form you. Please e-mail me directly at Thanks for your message- finally I may be able to break through my Canadian brick wall.Have much McBride family info I can share!!!

Re: Mountney, Montney, Montaney family

Posted: 29 May 2003 11:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Apr 2005 10:44PM GMT
Hi Lois,

I noticed some recent posts that mentioned your connection to the Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne...I was interested in learning more about the society. I descend from Johannes' daughter Maria who married Jacob(us) Kip of "Kip's Bay" notariety. Hope to hear from you soon.

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