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Kingston Chronicle 1 Dec 1826 – 2 accidents in the Talbot settlement – ADAMS lost leg and Ezekiel EVANS thrown by a horse. Dr. DUNSCOMBE called
Kingston Chronicle – from the U. E. Loyalist- 22 June 1827 – The Talbot Anniversary – Toasts given at the 25th anniversary of the Talbot settlement – attended by Col. Thomas TALBOT.
The Farmer’s Journal & W. C. I.
1828 Dec 17
At Port Talbot [Dunwich, Elgin, Ontario, Canada], on the evening of Monday, 1st instant, Mr. Adam BURWELL, aged 80 years, 9 months and 8 days. Mr. BURWELL was one of those colonists who adhered to the Union of the British Empire during the troubles in America, and was amongst the earliest settlers in the District of Niagara.
…have recently been established in the provinces. In Upper Canada, Bayham, Otter Creek, London District—Joseph Defield, P. M. Cavan— Newcastle …
Canadian Emigrant and Western District Advertiser 9 Aug 1834 (reprinted from the Toronto Recorder) – Death of Louisa BURWELL 16 year old daughter of Col. Mahlon Burwell of Port Talbot.
Detroit Free Press, 17 Jan 1839 – Upper Canada Rebellion Prisoners taken – John B. TYRELL, Malahide
STTJ, Wed. April 24, 1935
About J. B. Tyrrell
Noted Resident of Elgin Nearly 100 years old.
Editor, The Times-Journal: Sir – I would be much obliged to any reader of The Times-Journal who could give me any information abut John Burwell TYRRELL Tyrrill (TYRELL TYRRELL), who was banished to Van Diemen’s Land in 1839 for connection with the troubles of the preceding year. He was pardoned about 1844 and returned to Elgin county, where he engaged in farming, probably near Vienna, and also in the manufacture of cheese. i would particularly like to know where he is buried and to have a copy of the inscription on the gravestone
Yours very truly
Fred Landon,Librarian, University of Western Ontario
They arrived at Van Diemen’s Land on July 18, 1839. While the English penal colony was no picnic, still the prisoners fared better than on the transport ships or in the temporary jails that housed them during the long journey. And it was far better than the French penal colony of Devil’s Island.
Tyrell, John Burwell, Aged 25. A carpenter, married with two children, of Malahide, Upper Canada. In Van Diemens Land [Tasmania, Australia] suffered two days solitary confinement for misconduct. The influential petitions from his family gained Tyrell a pardon in 1843. He returned to Upper Canada, being the first Patriot to be freed.
…wail for orders here- after.—Rochester Democrat McKenny, Esq. of Malahide, and Mr. Henry Stroud, of Durham, last night brought in …
In Chauncery…William B. Castle Erastus Gilbert, did formerly reside In Bayham, in the London district of this province, but have left …
A Destructive Fire occurred at St. Thomas, Canada, on the 17th inst., which destroyed the following properties: John ALEXANDER’s grocery, (where the fire originated;) John McKAY’s store and part of the goods; J. K. WOODWARD’s range of buildings; R. HENLY’s grocery; B. & K. SMITH’s shop; a small building, unoccupied, the property of H. B. SMITH; tinsmith’s shop; tailor’s shop; Dr. ROSE’s drug store; FRASER’s grocery; J. MICHEL’s cabinet warehouse; FERGIER’s grocery and dwelling; McCALLUM’s tailor’s shop; EDMONDSON’s watchmaker’s shop: J. WESTLAKE’s store – goods mostly saved.
Fire at St. Thomas, Canada – A fire broke out at the village of St. Thomas, in Canada, on the morning of the 17th inst., which threatened to destroy the whole village. It was however arrested after the loss of a number of stores, shops, and dwelling houses.
More Rioting – The St. Thomas (Canada) Standard states that a very serious affray occurred last week at Wardsville on the new line of road to Chatham, growing out of disorderly conduct on the part of some of the men at work on the road, towards two females, which their friends, inhabitants of the place, resented. Several men were dreadfully beaten, and one dangerously wounded. It is said that a number of indians were collected by the inhabitants to assist them, and the road men were beaten off, and declined returning to their work, through fear. When the last accounts left, the riots were still proceeding, and application had been made to the Sheriff for assistance. In consequence of this application, Capt. CRONYN, with a number of special constables, had proceeded to the spot to apprehend the ringleaders [Montreal Times]
Bank Robbery – On the 11th instant the office of the Gore Bank, at St. Thomas, Canada West, was broken into and $4,000 in bills and $200 in specie carried off. It is said that the thief must have entered the bed room of the agent of the bank while he and his wife were asleep, taken the key from his pocket, and thence gone to the banking room.
…a blind girl named Sarah Hanley, of th*- township of Malahide, was restored to sight almost instantaneously, and then goes …
…in strength and that she returned to her house in Malahide a few day* since, rejoicing in the light of life ..
…a blind girl named Sarah Hanley, of the township of Malahide, Was restored to sight almost instantaneously, and …
…strength, and that site retumed to her house in Malahide 1 few days since, rejoicing In the light of life …
Sarah HANLEY of Malahide regains sight 1853
In Aylmer, Canada West, Sept 14, Hattie Maria, only child of Burrage D. and Eveline A. MARSH, aged 1 year 7 Months and 24 days. “Farewell dear Hattie we part that thou mayest go, From all grief, fear, sin and woe, Thy happy spirit in Heaven afar shall dwell, We bid thee a sweet, a long farewell.”
…MARCY. Mr. Sidney McDerMAND, writes to the Detroit Tribune, from Malahide, Elgin county, Canada West, that several of the bodies of …
…the burning of the Northern Indiana, hue floated ashore at Malahide, been picked up and decently buried. Two of these persons .
Man accused of defacing St. Thomas bank notes by putting a pipe on the photo of Edward ERMATINGER, Esq.
A Novel Race – A novel race took place at St. Thomas, Canada, on Tuesday last, between a blooded race horse and a locomotive. the horse is decided to be very fast nag, and so is the locomotive, and both were well trained to the track. The arrangements between the betting parties were, that the horse should be at his starting place when the locomotive came up even, and the word “go,” should be given, when away they went under whip and steam. The judges declared the horse the winner by one half his length. The be was $50 a side, and the distance eighty rods.
Fire in St. Thomas, Canada. – A despatch states that a fire occurred in St. Thomas, Canada West, on the morning of the 9th inst., by which the Mansion House, Albion Hotel, telegraph office and several other buildings were burned.
…NEW voim, A to Edward F, Pratt, u resident of Bayham, Canada West, and Benjamin P. Pratt, a resident of Ctowlnmt …
Fugitive Slaves in Canada – Mr. J. ARMSTRONG, of Kent county, Md;, has received a letter from one of his slaves, who run away to Canada two years ago. He begs his master to forgive him, and entreats him to send him sufficient money to return him, promising hereafter to serve him faithfully as a slave. He says he is without clothing, has been fearfully cheated by the Canadians, (who show no mercy to the colored population,) and has been compelled to hire himself out at $5 a month. He adds that nine colored persons left St. Thomas, Canada, in one week last spring – four for Kentucky and five for Harrison, County, Va. They had letters written to their masters for money and it was sent and they joyfully started for home. [NOTE: this subject needs to be carefully researched since at the time there were numerous scams coming out of St. Thomas where ex slaves were conning old slave owners out of money with no intent for the ex-slaves to return – see other abstracts on this web site: BCJ]
100th Birthday of James STOKES of New Sarum, born 2 July 1760 in London, England.(From St. Thomas (C.W.) Dispatch
Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec 1862
“A steam saw-mill and shingle factory, situated on the town line, between Malahide and Bayham, Elgin, was totally destroyed by fire on the morning of Friday, the 5th inst.”
Arrest of Daniel MANN – Robbery of the CHUTE farm in Malahide.
The Freeman’s Journal (Dublin, Ireland) 26 Dec 1865, Tue p. 3
At Templemore, Henry WHITE, Esq., late of St. Thomas, Upper Canada, son of the late Newport WHITE, Esq., of Lisowan
December 13, Templemore, in the 83rd year of his age, Henry WHITE, Esq., late of Plum Orchard, St. Thomas, Upper Canada, second son of the late Newport WHITE of Lisowen, Esq., and the last survivor of the “Cashel Yeoman Cavalry” of 1798.
“At Aylmer, a village in Canada West, of some seven hundred inhabitants, the denizens’ brains have virtually floated in petroleum for the past six months. Having “procured an engine, put a derrick up and a hole down, by which mother earth has suffered to a depth of 250 feet, the “usual indications” are said to be present. An esteemed correspondent from that quarter writes there is a “smell.”
A dry goods clerk in St. Thomas, Canada, has been put in jail to prevent his killing a young lady with whom he is desperately in love but who declines to reciprocate.
Buffalo NY Express 1869-1870 – 0044.pdf – Capt. Charles BLACKBURN, previous resident of Port Burwell missing.
St. Thomas, Canada, Dec 27. – A large fire occurred here last evening, consuming two dry-goods stores, three grocery stores, with several other buildings. The loss is estimated at from $70,000 to $80,000, mostly covered by insurance. Two men are missing, and it is supposed they are buried under the ruins.
William Harvey M.P . for East Elgin , died of smallpox at his residence , Malahide , on Sunday Afternoon . TORONTO , Tune 15 . Smallpox has broken …
William HARVEY M. P. of Malahide died 1874 at his residence.
A Brakeman Killed – St. Thomas, Canada, Nov. 27 – Yesterday Thomas G. BALFOUR, a brakeman employed on the Canada Southern Railway, slipped and fell from his train at Brownsville. The cars passed over the body, completely severing it in two. The remains passed through this place to-day en route for his home in Homewood, Illinois.
Newspaper Mexico Independant 1874-1877 – 0151.PDF -Sep 23, 1875 issue
.An old man perished in the flames burning -building at, Aylmer, Ontario, Thursday. 23 September 1875
The fool-killer certainly ought to hurry up his visit to Aylmer, Canada. A barber named JOHNSON, of that place, for a bet of fifty cents, last week ran under one of the cards of a railway train which was passing at a rapid rate. He won the bet, although the car wheels took off the heel of one of his shoes.
M. BOAS, of St. Thomas, Canada, was recently murdered for his money and his body thrown into the river. It was recovered yesterday.
Death of Socrates HUNTER of Port Bruce, Elgin, Malahide, Ontario at age 105 (sic) 1861 census would indicate born ca 1787 and that he was more likely age 89 when he died.
Syracuse NY Daily Courier 1880 – 0683.PDF
…15.—A man named Johnston, tn the township of Malahide, killed his brother and afterwards committed suicide. It is supposed that he was insane…
Can’t Find His Wife
Aylmer, Canada, Oct. 20, – Mr. C. J. MYERS, business manager of the Holman opera troupe, was recently secretly married at Niagara Falls to Miss Nettie CULVERT. The intention was to keep the matter quiet for a few months, until MYER’s affairs were in a better condition. On Sunday he drove over to this place, where the bride was living, to visit her, but she had mysteriously flown, and MYERS up to the present time can find no trace of his unfaithful consort.
..seriously; a young lady unknown, slightly: Elias Adams and wife, Malahide, Ontario, slightly; Charles Brown and daugh- ter, of Malahide, slightly: R. P. Black, Vienna, Ont, slightly. «. K I N …
1881 Sep 30th – Elias ADAMS
Kidnapping of Charlie ROSS
…Mfttv*.0v»*WlU, ;*. r**- ; . name not ascertained, sligl and wife. Malahide, ;Out., slightly; Charles Brown and daughter, Malahide, slightly; It. P …
bicycle tour was organised by Perry Doolittle, Captain of theAylmer club
…ST. THOMAS, Ont., Sept. 27.—Moses Leach, one of” tbs Bayham gang, was yesterday ro- eased on $500 ball. Moore and .Hanson..
..St.Thomas. “* : (J of Burglars aud Train Wreckers Known as the * “Bayham Gang” Erol/an Up.; OilMatlcri in Detail—G” Etploaion- Politi …
Wm. Killmer , a farmer of Malahide , was killed .on the track , near Aylmer , by a railroad
22 July 1884 – Wm. KILLMER / KILMER, a farmer of Malahide, was killed on the track near Aylmer, by a railroad train.
…o , Mr, Itanium’s great elephant. A (fat train at St. Thomas, Ontario, ran * Mm last Tuesday and he died In half I …
.Samuel McIntosh and Mitchell murder..daughter of Mark Copeland , a farmer living in time township of Malahide , a short distance east Jamestown . She was married …
…disappearance of his brother , Marshall.M . Piggett , of Malahide , on the seventeenth of last November ,Pigget came to death by foul play given by inquest
…lock Buiitb, charged with tbe murder ot Marshall Pigget, of Malahide, in November, 18*4. Hi* Lordship then poitponsd the court …
…three or four weeks ago,” says the St. Thomas (Ont.) Times, “Elisha Adams, a grocer of Glencoe, was the recipient …
…Adams, N’itlte Adams and Mrs. S, Jackson of Ventenor, Ont, The Anderson family reside in Shedden, Southwold township, and are the chil-dren of Mrs:, John Anderson …
leprosy In the township of Bayham, near St, Thomas, Ont, An Inventor
Duncan Campbell , the oldest man in Elgin , died in Southwold , aged 99 years . For fifty years he was known as …
…I can work hard and enjoy good health.— George Ketchabaw, Bayham, Ont. Florida fruit men say that the straw berry crop …
Panic in a Street Car – An Old Man Falls Dead in a Woman’s Arms Who Faints. Chicago, Dec. 27. – [Tribune Dispatch – San Francisco Chronicle Series.] An awful scene occurred in a Cottage Grove avenue car this morning. John MINARD, aged 65 years, had just arrived from his home in Sparta, Canada, and had taken a car on his way to his daughter’s residence. As the car approached Harmon Court the old gentleman grew suddenly pale and then swayed in his seat and fell dead in the arms of a lady who occupied the seat next to him. the lady uttered a cry and then fainted. The spectacle of the two deathlike forms lying against each other on the seat caused a great commotion among the occupants of the car. The women started toward the door to get out. In a moment, several passengers had rushed to the assistance of the helpless ones. Finally the car was stopped, a physician was called, and the woman was soon revived.
[Note: John MINARD is buried at the Sparta Friends Cemetery, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada]
Northern Advance, 16 July 1891 – An Elgin Mystery – What became of James [John] Lamont MacDONALD McDONALD – long story implying that John deserted wife Jessie MARTIN of Aldborough whom he had married at Ingersoll on 1 Oct 1890
…three days, when they agreed to separate. He went to Bayham and fell in love with Miss Teetzel. Last Friday “he …
In 1891 – Nov 23-29 Many North American papers picked up the story of the elopement of Miss Rosabell TEETZEL from St. Thomas and Baptist Minister Rev. Walter NELSON of Bayham. Search Newspaper.com for TEETZEL 1891 for a full list available online. Also mention of NELSON’s wife, Miss Olive WEISS of Centerville IL.
Death of Thomas G. HIGH, of Bayham Ontario, married to Ellen CHAMBERLAIN. One of a family of eight.
…the Boyal Templars of Temperance will be held at Hamilton Ont. , this summer, probably at Dondom Park. Samuel Livingstone of Bayham, Ont., and his wife have not spoken to each other for ..
Edmund SHEPPARD died at Rodney, Ontario from attack of Pneumonia. Member County Board of Examiners for Teachers. Twice married. First wife a daughter of James BENTLEY of South Dorchester.
Well known Mason and a founder of the GOP in Jackson MI in 1856. Born Bayham, 26 Feb 1839 and went west with the California gold seekers in April 1859.
Death of W. P. KILLACKEY of near St. Thomas
Joel SMADES, shoemaker and merchant from Elgin County
Frank OSLER charged with murdering his wife near Wallacetown.
Suicide at Rodney – Miss Lena DUBS Becomes Despondent and Takes Poison. Rodney, Ont., Oct. 5 – Miss Lena Dubs, a domestic, committed suicide by poisoning herself on the 8th Con., Alboro [Aldborough] near Rodney. the deceased had been in the employ of a farmer near Duart, but had left there recently to visit her people and other acquaintances near Rodney….returning to Geo. BENNETT’s… Dr. DORLAND, of Rodney was sent for—it was not deemed necessary to hold an inquest. The deceased was 25 [sic – she was about 35 years old] years of age and a daughter of [George] Adam DUBS of Alboro. [Aldborough Twp., Elgin Co.]
Windsor Evening Record 2 Nov 1901 – Death of Jane [or Catherine] (BLACK) McKILLOP, (Death registration indicates names was Catherine instead of Jane) mother of Dr. McKILLOP – Mentions brothers James, Duncan and Archibald BLACK-
A sad accident occurred just north of Aylmer, on tuesday evening of last week, which resulted in the death of Thomas PETTMAN, who resides on the 8th concession of Malahide. He was returning home from Aylmer, when his horses became unmanageable and he was thrown from his wagon. The wheels passed over his abdomen and caused some internal rupture, which resulted in his death early Wednesday morning. He leaves a wife, but no children, to mourn his untimely death.
Alexander WILLIS, age 35 of Aldborough charged with the murder of Elizabeth LOWRY on night of 18 April 1905. Witnesses Mrs. COLE and Dr. HARVEY and Mrs. COVELL. WILLIS a heavy drinker.
..Miss Ida Bearss daughter .of a well-to-do farmer, of the township of Malahide, sued Fred Trim, only son of a wealthy farmer of …Breach of Promise
.Mastodon bones and tusk..found by Leaman Hawley on the second concession of Malahide. Not all the bones have been dug out yet. A …
…J. T. Harrison. Bitten by 2»nbfd Beg ST. THOMAS, Ont., Sept. a.—George Dynes, a blacksmith of Southwold station, I* In a critical condition here, aa a …
Buffalo NY Courier 1925 – 5792.pdf – 11 October 1925
…a real tragedy in the district! east of St. Thomas,Ont., a few days ago, a Bayham township youth ‘ named Jack Kauffman returning to his home …
…his hands. In consequence of the incident, George Danough, a Bayham farmer, must stand tria| at the next sitting of the …
…proved a bad venture for Richard Antone, an Indian from Southwold, Ont. On his way home last night he presented a counterfeit …
…both tourna- ments are being played this week. St. Thomas, Ont. Aug. 18— Prof. W. J. Wlntenberg, assistant archaeologist of the …
…of Ontario during the early history of the country. The Southwold Earthworks are believed to be the remains of one of …
…reau, department of mines and re- sources, Ottawa, is the Southwold earthwork, near S t Thomas, Ont. These aboriginal works, which cover about three and a half …
…Nunda, N. Y„ married Fannie Barnes, whose home was in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada; in later years they visited the family of Charles .Looking for evidence of the birthplace of .Warren Everett RUSSELL.
…Garret Club in honor of Mrs. Dugald A. Henderson of Aylmer. Ont., who with Flying Officer Henderson and their son .Dugald Jr..parents Lester F. Gilbert.