Newsletter of the
ELGIN COUNTY BRANCH
ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
VOLUME XVI ISSUE FOUR
Extracts of Genealogical information
My term as chairman is rapidly coming to its conclusion; I will let you, the membership, decide whether that brings joy or sadness! I want to thank the executive and committees for their hard work in operating our branch so smoothly during 1997. Our publications, programs, and newsletters have been excellent, and many other members have contributed to the work of the committees and operation of the branch that perhaps isn’t as visible. Without these contributions of time and resources our branch would not be able to function as well as it does. Thank you.
My two years as chairman was an experiment, since I do not live in Elgin County, but I think it proved possible to have a non-resident chairman. I would like to thank Marg Daugharty for hosting the executive meetings at her home for me. My appreciation also goes to our first vice-chairman, Ross Harrison, for attending the OGS Chairman’s Conference in October on my behalf. As well as representing our branch, it provided Ross with a chance to gain some insight into the workings of OGS, as he prepares to stand for election next year as our branch chairman.
The publications committee, assisted by other members attending, ran a very successful sales table at Norfolklore in Simcoe in September, and again at the Region I meeting in Chatham in October.
Next year will be an excellent opportunity for our local members to attend an OGS Seminar, since it is being held in London – May 29, 30 &31st. – at U.W.O. If you have never attended Seminar before, I encourage you to consider going. Further information and registration forms will be available in due course. Our branch is assisting the Seminar committee by coordinating the Wall of Ancestors project. Details on this project are on page 42 of this issue and I encourage you to submit your entries.
Our January meeting will as usual consist of a silent auction of genealogical/historical material. Please bring any unwanted items for auction to the meeting. We will also be electing our new executive and committees at this meeting. If you are interested in serving in any capacity on the executive or on a committee, please contact Don Cosens, Ross Harrison, or myself. Job descriptions are available if you are unsure what a position entails.
I look forward to continuing to serve on the executive as past chairman, and on the publications committee during the next term. Remember that “old chairmen never die, they just go through the motions!”
On behalf of the executive, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. Jim McCallum
THOMAS DAILY TIMES
(June 22, 1888) Wm. Tribe was charged before Police Magistate Leonard at Vienna yesterday with violating the Scott Act. He was found guilty and fined $5 and $28 costs. Unless one half the fine and costs is paid tomorrow, Tribe will be committed.
RICE – OAKES
(Sept. 17, 1886) On the 15th inst, by the Rev. D. W. Rowland, at his own residence, 72 Wellington Street, Mr. Eber Rice of this city, to Miss Ollie Oakes, of the Township of Yarmouth.
ARCHIBALD – JORDAN
(June 25, 1886) – At Montreal, on the 23rd. June, by Rev. Louis H. Jordan, B.D., brother of the bride, assisted by Rev. James Harcley, M.A. the Rev. Dr. F. W. Archibald, of this city, to Florence A., youngest daughter of William Jordan, Esq. Of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
September 19, 1929
More Tablets Unveiled Sunday – In Old St. Thomas Church to Pioneers of Elgin, Two of Whom are Buried in Aylmer Cemetery. Flowers Placed on Grave of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Lewis in Aylmer, Following the Ceremony –
A very impressive service marked the unveiling of four more memorial tablets in the old St. Thomas Anglican Church, at the west end of the city last Sunday afternoon. The tablets honor early residents of Elgin County, and the service was attended by many from distant points as well as former parishioners and the citizens of St. Thomas, the picturesque old edifice being filled to capacity. The Venerable Archdeacon J.W.J. Andrews, conducted the service which was attended by the officers of the Elgin Regiment, officers of the Canadian Legion, members of the city council and officers of the Elgin Historical Society.
Colonel D.E. Gerrard, of the Third Brigade, unveiled the memorial to Captain Daniel Rapelje, and Lieut.-Col. F.G. Stanbury of the Elgin Regiment unveiled the table to Major Tisdale and his wife, Abigail Axford Tisdale. The tablet in memory of Eltham Paul and his wife, Mary Ann Richmond Paul, was unveiled by their granddaughter, Mrs. A.W. Austin, of Toronto. The fourth tablet, erected in memory of Lyman Lewis and his wife Mary Perry Lewis, was unveiled by their daughter, Miss E.N. Lewis, of St. Thomas, formerly of Aylmer, and their niece, Mrs. Harvey Firestone, of Akron, Ohio.
Following the unveiling and dedication ceremony, Rev. W.E.V. McMillen, of Ingersoll, gave a brief address, speaking of the great heritage left to the community by its godly and courageous pioneers.
Among the flowers in the chancel was a beautiful bouquet the gift of Mrs. Harvey Firestone, of Akron, which were later brought to Aylmer, and placed on the graves of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Lewis, who are buried here.”
June 12, 1930
Aylmer 50 Years Ago – Old Newspaper Reports the News About Town in the Good Old Days. Contains Review of Paper Published Here in 1869
A couple of weeks ago we gave a short review of a copy of The Express published forty years ago, which evidently proved most interesting to scores of our older readers who well remember the men and women prominent in the town at that time. We are now indebted to Mr. Earl A. Richardson of this place for a copy of “The Elgin Gazette”, published by J.C. Pankhurse on April 17th, 1880, more than fifty years ago. The Gazette was a Reform Journal and the subscription was $1.50 per annum.
Among the news items is an interesting article written by John M. Hale, now clerk of the
Township of Malahide, of a trip he had taken from Aylmer to San Jose, California. Captain Thompson had made arrangements to secure the pleasure steamer, Colin Munrow, for the use of pleasure seekers at Port Bruce. The directors of the Malahide Agricultural Society were to meet in the office of T.M. Nairn that day. The welcome rain of yesterday had delayed the appearance of the water cart on the street.
Aylmer and district was well supplied with hotels, The Brown House, Hiram J. Brown, prop.; Congress Hall, at the Air Line Station, W. McGeough, prop.; Mansion
House, Alexander McBride, prop.; Metropolitan Hotel, T.T. Kennedy, prop.; Mapleton Hotel, Junius M. Davis, prop.; Kingsmill Hotel, Stephen Widmer, prop.; Mt. Salem Hotel, T. Reavely, prop.; Orwell Hotel, Fred Smith, prop.
There were two railways: The Great Western and the Canada Southern. Also a number of stage routes to Kingsmill, Dorchester Station, Pt. Bruce, Luton, Mt. Salem, and Grovesend.
The churches included the Baptist Chapel, Rev. Robt. Holmes, pastor; Methodist Church of Canada, Rev. Geo. Richardson, minister; Methodist Episcopal, Rev. J. Ferguson, pastor, and Trinity Church, Rev. S.R. Asbury, incumbent.
The professional cards announce the names of Farley, Doherty & Bain, John Crawford, Thomas Edward Lawson, barristers; Doctors P.W. McLay, C. Sinclair, Thos. Cross and A. Williams. Dentists, O.W. Kennedy and J. A. McCausland. T.M.
Nairn, notary public; W.A. Glover, converancer; Jas. A. Hays, insurance; Wm. Campbell, issuer of marriage licenses.
There were two Masonic Lodges; Malahide No. 140 and Aylmer Lodge No. 28. Aylmer Lodge No. 94 and Aylmer Encampment, I.O.O.F. were evidently organized before that date, and the A.O.U.W. and Aylmer Mechanics Institute Reading Room and Library.
The following business houses carried advertisements: Bingham Bros.; Christie & Caron; Henry Arkell; Pierce & Swan, livery; G.I. & E. Walker, boots and shoes; Walker Bros., hardware; S.S. Clutton, woollen factory; E.R. Davis, manufacturer of window blinds; L.W. Whitney, saddler; George Newell, blacksmith; L.J. Gundry, druggist, jeweller and book seller; S.W. Land, boot and shoe repairer.
In the editorial column of the Gazette appears the following most interesting write-up of a copy of the first issue of The Aylmer Enterprise, published in Aylmer in 1869. We were interested in reading it and no doubt many of our readers will be too, so we pass it on. Mr. Pankhurse wrote:
“We have before us a copy of the first number of The Aylmer Enterprise, published in this place on Friday, September 3rd, 1869. It is a little more than half the size of the Gazette, and was issued under the management of Mr. M.L. Aldrich. The local items are few and it is from the notices of births, deaths and marriages, and from the advertising columns that any idea of the place can be gained. Among the marriage notices we find those of T.T. Mann to Miss Eliza Jane McCausland; Mr. Alexander Weir to Miss Charlotte Mills; Mr. I. Partlow to Miss Mary A. Knight. The deaths include the wife of Mr. Stephen Yorke aged 61 years; Col. B. VanNorman, aged 70 years; Mr. William McIntosh, aged 74 years. The birth lists contains eighteen announcement, and includes several children that now attend the Aylmer School. The advertisements tell us who were the live business men in Aylmer at that time, of course there may have been others in trade but we find no record of them, and must conclude that they had not sufficient interest in the place to encourage the establishment of a paper. According to the cards on the first page, the physicians were Dr. Clarke Bros. and Dr. Foote, who was also Coroner; Mr. W.E. Hughes was the only dentist; Mr. E. Jansen, the auctioneer; and the only advertised hotel was the Commercial, kept by Mr. Amasa Lewis. The most prominent advertisement in the paper is that calling attention to the dry goods business of Mr. G.F. Clarke. T.T. Mann was the druggist and bookseller; G.J. Gundry kept the jewelry store; the photograph gallery was run by F.G. Carroll; Asa Caswell kept the tinshop; Daniel Stewart had a general agency office; G.I. & E. Walker were the cabinet makers, and also the hardware merchants; and Mr. William Dorling the tailor. Several advertisments from St. Thomas, Ingersoll and London firms also appear. Besides the ususal selection of light articles, the reading matter consists of, in addition to an introductory overture, an article on the Grain Market at Pt. Bruce; a letter from Rev. Dr. Davidson respecting the North West; the proceedings of the meetings held a month before by the Councils of Malahide, South Dorchester and Bayham. An account on the suicide of Mr. Henry Putnam, of Yarmouth, who hung himself in his own house, on Sunday, August 22nd, 1869. A notice of a school picnic given the children of Section No. 1, Malahide, then taught by Mrs. Butler, wife of the present school inspector. Mention is also made of an accident that happened to Mr. W. Meston, who injured one of his eyes by coming into contact with a “sucker” on an apple tree. The Malahide Agricultural Show is announced for the 2nd of October; the only other local is devoted to the mention that Mr. A.C. Brown was in Montreal purchasing goods for Mr. G.F. Clarke.”
THE DOWNTON, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND MYSTERY – 1835 -1836
In the March issue of this year featured an article about the disappearance of 200 paupers from Downton Wiltshire, England in 1835 and 1836. A further breakthrough in the case was made this September on the occasion of a visit to England*s Public Record Office in Kew.
A file containing correspondence with the Poor Law Commissioners was uncovered, and its contents chronicled the entire sequence of events.
Below is the story, as held in the records at the Public Record Office.
In 1835, Samuel Payne, Assistant overseer of Downton Parish describes the parish labourers thus:
‘Prior to the winter of 1831 the superfluous labourers of this Parish were generally employed on the Roads or in the Gravel Pits in congregated masses of from 50 to 100, the few industrious Labourers being thus brought into contact with the indolent, dishonest and profligate, the former then assumed the character of the latter, and theft rioting drunkenness became the result, passers by accosted with the most obscene language, and their general behaviour was of the most violent and daring description.
In consequence of which the Churchwardens & overseers finding it absolutely impossible to conduct Parochial affairs under such circumstances… 2*
In response, the parish decided to put labourers to work for individual tax payers during the times of the year when they were unemployed, and pay their wages out of taxes. This scheme seemed to allay the problem and was to continue until at least 1835.
By 1835, the burden of the poor was so great on the parish that they decided that drastic action needed to be taken, since there was really no end in sight. Someone surmised that it would be cheaper to send a labourer and his family to Canada, than it would be to keep him on parish assistance.
In a letter to the Poor Law Commissioners dated February 13, 1836, the vestry seeks permission to borrow money to defray the costs of emigration of poor persons who wish to leave. Note the reference to the first group that went to Canada having sent back news of the favourable economic conditions.
In the letter Downton Churchwarden John Hooper states:
‘measures were taken to borrow 1000 Guineas of the Government under the 62 section of the Poor Law Act that being stated by Mr. Pinnock to be the sum necessary to defray the expenses of conveying these from Portsmouth to Toronto, on their way to the Bathurst district or Lake Erie, where they desire to join the relations and friends of many of them, who were sent from this parish last spring and have found constant employment and good wages 3*.
Additional supporting evidence of where the first group went is a letter received by Cornelius Bundy of Vienna, Canada West in 1853. It recalls the hard times at Downton, and asks about James Chalk and John Pracey, who seem to have ended up in the Talbot settlement4.
Shortly after receiving the go ahead from London, on February 27th, 1836, the following notice was published by the Select Vestry:
It was ordered that a notice be given in the church tomorrow for all fathers of families and all single persons that wish to emigrate to Canada are to attend a meeting of the Vestry on Monday next at three o*clock in the afternoon in order to have their names entered for the purpose of securing their sea passage and other necessary arrangements.
Two hundred and twenty people took advantage of the opportunity. Having heard about the emigration, the neighbouring parish of Whiteparish also sent thirty eight people. The Whiteparish list states that their people left the parish on April 8, 1836. The Downton list indicates that they left on April 7, 1836 by the ship King William.
Lloyds shipping register lists three ships of that name6, only one that would have been large enough for the voyage to Quebec. The King William was from the port of Whitby, and George Thomas was her captain. A crew list collected by customs officials upon her return to Bristol on August 1st, 1836 indicates that the crew joined the 380-ton ship on March 5th, and that they sailed to the port of Quebec7.
[Brenda, feel free to reword this last part in any way you want. I will let you word how Elgin Co. OGS wants involvement in this. As long as I get to see any correspondence we get on this, I am happy. I have already decided that another visit to Wiltshire is needed to look at the 1822 enclosure bill passed for Downton, and I also intend to chase Colonial Office Records ]
[KL]The names of the emigrants from both parishes are enclosed. The author is engaged in historical and genealogical research about the Downton emigrants, and would like to hear from anyone who can offer any information.
Downton, Wiltshire Emigrants April 7, 1836
Males Age Married Females Age
Isaac Barter 42 Married Ann Barter 32
Frederick Barter 11 Jane Barter 8
Henry Barter 6 Hariet Barter 1/1/02
John Barter 4
James Prince 47 Married Ann Prince 45
Abraham Prince 16 Kesia Prince 11
Obiah Prince 9 Rosalinda Prince 3/1/02
John Prince 6
William Bampton 38 Married Sarah Bampton 40
John Poore 15 Son in Mary Bampton 4
Charles Poore 13 Son in Sarah Bampton 2
Joseph Poore 10 Son in
James Bampton 6
Charles King 26 Married Ann King 30
Charles King 3 Letitia King 1
James Dredge 30 Married Ann King 37
George Light 49 Married Charlotte King 18
James Light 27 Ellen ? 4
Charles Light 15 Married Eliza Dredge 24
Henry Light 10 Mary Light 42
George Light 8 Sarah Light 13
Lazarus Light 5 Thursa Light 3
Oran Light 3
William Edmonds 35 Married Hannah Light 37
John Edmonds 12 Sarah Edmonds 13
Charles Edmonds 10
George Edmonds 7
Henry Edmonds 3
James Biddlecomb 44 Married Elsey Biddlecomb 41
George Biddlecomb 17 Hannah Biddlecomb 18
Henry Biddlecomb 12 unreadable unreadable 6
Charles Biddlecomb 6
James Champ 36 Married Eliza Champ 35
William Champ 17 Clarissa Champ 13
Edmund Champ 9
George Champ 6
Arthur Champ 1/1/02
James Jennings 42 Married Rosanna Jennings 40
Silas Jennings 18 Maria Jennings 7
Robert Jennings 9 Mary Ann Jennings month
Thomas Small 34 Married Mary Small 34
Charles Small 13
James Small 10
William Small 4 Martha Webb 38
Willam Webb 50 Married Rhoda Webb 11
John Webb 11 Mary Webb 4
Thomas Pretty 34 Married Martha Webb 4
Henry Pretty 11 Sarah Pretty 37
Joseph Dredge 31 Married Charlotte Pretty 13
Henry Dredge 9 Elizabeth Pretty 7
William Dredge 4 Ann Pretty 2
George Pressy 38 Married Kesia Dredge 31
Henry Pressy 14 Charlotte Dredge 1
Phineas Pressy 11 Mary Pressy 37
Frederick Pressy 7 Ann Pressy 4
George Pressy 6
James Goulding 33 Married Ann Goulding 40
Henry Goulding 4 Mary Ann Goulding 9
George Goulding 1 Hariet . Goulding 6
William Bishop 29 Married Hariett Bishop 27
George Bundy 21 Ann Bishop 7
Thomas Chalk 32 Elizabeth Bishop 5
Charles Chalk 8 Clarissa Bishop 2
Samuel Bundy 60 Married Mary Bundy 25
Cornelius Bundy 13 Fanny Bundy 5
Mark Bundy 7 Mary Ellen Bundy 3
Daniel Bundy 56 Ethelinda Bundy 1
Mark Bundy 18 Mary Chalk 32
Jacob Bundy 12 Ann Bundy 45
James Weeks 22 Married Harriet Bundy 19
William Weeks 2 Jemima Bundy 10
George Weeks 3 Mary Bundy 53
George Barrow 28 Married Fanny Bundy 22
Henry Barrow 9 Harriet Bundy 21
Thomas Barrow 2 Martha Bundy 16
Philip Foe 45 Married Elizabeth Weeks 23
Edmond Foe 6 Elizabeth Barrow 30
Henry Thorn 34 Married Ann Barrow 4
George Compton 6 Sarah Foe 40
Joseph Higgs 55 Married Eliza Foe 14
George Higgs 15 Harriet Foe 18
William Higgs 13 Hannah Thorn 30
Francis Higgs 11 Married Mary Higgs 43
Charles Higgs 8 Jane Higgs 7
John Light 21 Married Sarah Higgs 3
Frank Light 1 Elizabeth Light 21
Silas Webb 23 Married Naomi Webb 24
James Moody 40 Married Emily Webb 8
Charles Moody 17 Elizabeth Moody 40
Henry Gilbert 18 Sarah Moody 2
Henry Poore 32 Married Mary Ann Poore 22
Joseph Gauntlett 35 Married Ann Gauntlett 35
Joseph Gauntlett 12 Ann Gauntlett 14
James Gauntlett 8 Elizabeth Gauntlett 3
Sidney Webb 21 Married Elizabeth Webb 22
Joseph Jellyman 50 Married Frances Jellyman 43
James Jellyman 13 Frances Jellyman 12
Richard Jellyman 10 Mary Jellyman 5
Joseph Jellyman 9
George Jellyman 8 Alfred Jellyman 8
Thomas Allen 20 Married (blank) Allen 19
Charles Frampton 20 Jane Moody 69
Stephen Swayne 20 Louisa Moody 17
Richard Latty 17 Hannah Dale 40
Henry Latty 19 Matilda Dale 11
William Bishop 18 Mary Shergold 17
Johanthan Dredge 19
William Mussel 16
Stephen Harris 17
Edmund Forder 21
George Forder 22
William Forder 15
Absalom Jennings 20
George Alexander 17
Michael Futcher 17
Edmund Foe 22
John Harris 23
James Westcomb 17
William Westcomb 19
William Moody 16
Charles Friar 19
Henry Friar 20
Henry Deere 18
Charles Light 18
William Noyse 17
Silas King 17
Samuel Eastman 18
Henry Hudson 19
Thomas Dredge 22
George Futcher 18
John Harrington 33
Thank you to Brenda Edmonds, Elgin County Branch of OGS for transcribing the Downton list, and for her encouragement over the past one and one half years to keep looking.
Whiteparish, Wiltshire Emigrants April 8, 1836 Males Age Married Females Age
| Sarah 32
|eorge (George)? 8 Martin|
|hn (John)? Martin 2|
| Elizabeth 6
| Sophia 4
|aac (Issac)? Deare||28||married Lucy 26
|rank (Frank)? Deare||1|
|lham (Wilham)? Harnett||24||married Eliza 26
| Mary Ann 1
|rge (George)? Wilshire||26||married Harriet 30 Wilshire|
| Mary 3
| Fanny 2
|mes (James)? 31
|married Ann 31
|mes (James)? 7
| Martha 4
|omas (Thomas)? 2 Elsbury|
|chard (Richard)? 25 Prince||married Elizabeth 38|
|arles (Charles)? 12 Prince|
|mes (James)? 9
|omas (Thomas)? 1 Prince|
|mes (James)? 6 Amor|
|eorge (George)? 1 Amor|
|ancis (Francis)? 19 Gutteridge|
|John Grish 15|
|James Bridle 26|
|Elizabeth 19 Penny|
|George Cash 1|
BURWELL / BEEMER – Eliza Jane BURWELL b 1842 d/o James and Clarissa (BEEMER) BURWELL. There are 3 James BURWELL’s in the census. Is this James a relative of Mahlon BURWELL? Can anyone help with this lineage?
POTTS / BURWELL – Peter POTTS b mid-Atlantic in 1813, m Eliza Jane BURWELL at Fingal, 0N Dec 1, 1867, d South Dorchester, 1883. Prts were John & Barbara, poss in Niagara area. Would appreciate any relatives contacting me.
WILLSON / BEATTIE – Benjamin / Gilman / Peter – line who settled in Tyrconnel, Dunwich. Does anyone know fam of Peter, b 1816, esp Elizabeth who later mar Joseph BEATTIE of Florence?
COOKE / BLAKELY (BLAKLEY) – Joseph COOKE born Lincolnshire, England 1837 mar Elizabeth BLAKELY (BLAKLEY) b 28 July 1839. Joseph d 21 Aug. 1926, Elizabeth d 17 Jan. 1919. Bd Union Cemetery. Who were his Prts.. Any other relatives in Canada? Allan & Barbara CROSS
LAUR / DENNIS / KILMER / FIRBY / NEVILL Searching for info on prts and sib of John Henry LAUR & Hannah DENNIS – Mar 3 Jan, 1858. John b 16 June 1834 to Peter LAUR & Rosanna KILMER. Peter & Rosanna had son Peter LAUR who mar Mary Ann NEVILL 7 Dec. 1868. Hannah b 2 July, 1839 to Thomas DENNIS & Rose Ann FIRBY. Thomas & Rose Ann had 9 ch: John, Ester Ann, Thomas, Hannah, Elizabeth, James Firby, William Burton, & Joseph H. Who were Robert & Rosanna’sch? Their prts? What dates for all these events?
BETTERLEY / TAYLOR – Searching for info on prts & sib of Ethel BETTERLEY b 29 Sept. 1896 in Belmont, ON. Ethel & bro Allen ch: of George BETTERLEY & Anne TAYLOR. Ethel mar Dennis LAUR 26 Mar. 1916 in St. Thomas. Were there any ch: for George & Anne? Jani – Lee FABIANO,
BROWN / BURDICK / HOYE – Samuel BROWN had 3 wives, father of 22 ch. 3rd wife was Phebe BURDICK d/o James BURDICK & Phebe CROAT. Phebe had marr to Joshua HOYE in 1793. Samuel & Phebe had 4 ch: Phebe b 16 Jan. 1807, mar ca 1827 to Timothy ABBOTT, Isaac b 10 Oct 1808 who marr 1826 to Harriet SMITH, Peter b 15 Aug 1810, marr to Rebecca SMITH 17 Oct 1832, & Emily b 26 Jan 1814, marr to Edward BOWEN ca 1834. All info would be welcome as I am 4th gr grandson of Phebe HOYE. Donald W. CARPENTER
KERR / McTAVISH – John KERR – 1784 – 1875, and wife Henrietta McTAVISH – 1785 – 1872 resided in Aldborough Twp, both bd in Old Pioneer Cem, New Glasgow. Would appreciate info on desc. Have much McTAVISH info to share re bros who settled in Orford Twp, Kent Co. Nancy CAMERON
HOWEY / SINGER / SCHRAM – Our ancestor was Robert Howey U.E.L. One of his sons, Isaac John HOWEY marr Nancy SINGER. who had dau Caroline HOWEY. Looking for Caroline and husband Lawrence SCHRAM. Need marr record for them ca 1848, Norfolk Co. We welcome any info. Glenda FENLON,
DRAKE – Joshua C. DRAKE b Long Point Bay, Canada, later settled in Lenawee County MI. Joshua was circuit – rider through out Canada mid-1800’s. He and wife had extensive family including several sons. Alvin T. b Oct 29, 1837, John W. b July 5, 1839, Thomas W. b Aug 18, 1841, James L. b Oct 14, 1843, & Joshua C. b Oct 23, 1845. James L. is my gr-gr – grandfather, and, with the exception of John, all were b in Aldborough Twp. Elgin Co.. John b St. Thomas, On. All info appreciated. James DRAKE
EDMONDS / BUNDY / KING – William EDMONDS b 1800 married Dec. 1821 Ann BUNDY b 1802 in Downton, Wiltshire, England. Immigrated to Canada in 1836 – ship’s list says he’s married but no Ann EDMONDS listed, what happened to Ann? Is it possible she died on the ship? William EDMONDS remarries Dec. 10, 1838, to widow Ann KING, Old English Church, St. Thomas, who probably was the same Ann KING on the ship’s list. If it was what happened to her husband Charles KING and ch Charles b 1833 and Letitia b 1835? Is Ann King EDMONDS the Mrs. EDMUNDS buried in the Old St. Thomas Church Yard in 1839?
EDMONDS / HORSMAN / HINES – William Henry Edmonds b Apr 7 1833 Downton Eng. married when ? Maria HORSMAN. In 1861 Census ch George H. 4, & Charles T.1, also Samuel b1863 Eliza b1865. When did Maria HORSMAN die and where bur ? When & where did William mar Lozina HINES b1844 Vermont. Immigrated to Traverse City, MI. and had child Arthur J. b1881 What happened to Charles, Samuel & Arthur Edmonds’ families and Stepson – Fredrick Dohm ? Brenda EDMONDS