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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-one.

My great-great-great grandmother Hannah Taylor was born on January 8, 1821. I believe she may have been born in Yorkshire, England.

Hannah married James Barker on November 18, 1839. One of the witnesses on the certified list of marriages where their marriage is listed is Charles Taylor. I assume this may be Hannah’s father or brother.

I can’t find the couple or their children on the 1851 census.

On the 1861 census, James (45) is listed as a farmer. Hannah (39) is with him along with John (17) and William (16), both labourers. Sarah (20), Samuel (14), Elizabeth (12), Aaron (11), Priscilla (9), Charles (7), Watson (5) and Hannah (2) are also at home. Also living with the family is Ann Taylor (82), presumably Hannah’s mother. The family is living in a 1 ½ story frame house in Brock Township, Ontario.

In 1871, James (55) and Hannah (51) are on the family farm with sons Samuel (24) and Aaron (20) (also listed as farmers). Charles (16), Daniel W (14) and Hannah (12) are at home and attending school.

By 1881, James (64) and Hannah (61) are alone in the family home and it appears James has retired from active farming, being listed as a Gentleman.

I have been unable to track the family down on the 1891 census.

Hannah passed away on February 2, 1892. James remarried and passed away himself in 1902.

 

Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty.

My great-great-great grandfather James Barker was born on March 15, 1816 in Yorkshire, England. I don’t know much about his early life but my current understanding is that he and one of his brothers emigrated to Canada in 1836.

James married Hannah Taylor on November 18, 1839.

I have yet to find the couple or their children on the 1851 census.

On the 1861 census, James (45) is listed as a farmer. Hannah (39) is with him along with John (17) and William (16), both labourers. Sarah (20), Samuel (14), Elizabeth (12), Aaron (11), Priscilla (9), Charles (7), Watson (5) and Hannah (2) are also at home. Also living with the family is Ann Taylor (82), presumably Hannah’s mother. The family is living in a 1 ½ story frame house in Brock Township, Ontario.

In 1871, the family James (55) and Hannah (51) are still on the family farm. Sons Samuel (24) and Aaron (20) are also listed as farmers. Charles (16), Daniel W (14) and Hannah (12) are also at home and attending school.

By 1881, James (64) and Hannah (61) are alone in the family home and it appears James has retired from active farming, being listed as a Gentleman.

I have been unable to track the family down on the 1891 census.

Hannah passed away on February 2, 1892. Following Hannah’s death, James remarried. On October 18, 1892, 75 year old James married 64 year old widow Mary (Cole) Houck.

The 1901 census shows James (85) and Mary (72) living in the Township of Brock.

James passed away from “old age” on August 19, 1902.

Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week nineteen.

My great-great-great grandmother Jane Lloyd was born in 1813 in Ireland. Her parents were John and Margaret (Glover) Lloyd and Jane was one of nine children.

Jane married James St. John on April 17, 1833 in Brock Township, Ontario.

By the 1851 census, the family had grown. Living in a one-and-a-half story stone house, Jane (38) and James (39) were at home with Philip (18), John (17), Margaret Ann (15), James (13), Maria (11), Eliza (9), Rebecca (7), Mary (5), Catherine (3), and William (1).

The 1861 census shows the family living in a two-story stone house in Brock Township. Jane (48) and James (49) are there with John (26), James (21), Mariah (19), Eliza (17), Mary (13), Catherine (11), William (9), Wesley (6), and Rebecca (4).

Jane passed away on April 19, 1864. James outlived her by decades, passing away in April 1904, at 92 years of age. They are both buried in the St. John Cemetery in Sunderland, Ontario.

Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week eighteen.

My great-great-great grandfather James St. John was born on February 25, 1812 in Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland. His parents were Philip and Nancy Ann (Baker) St. John. James was the eldest of eleven children.

The family emigrated to Canada, via New York, in 1817. My understanding is that his parents went on ahead and James came along with extended family later.

James married Jane Lloyd on April 17, 1833 in Brock Township, Ontario.

By the 1851 census, the family had grown. Living in a one-and-a-half story stone house, James (39) and Jane (38) were at home with Philip (18), John (17), Margaret Ann (15), James (13), Maria (11), Eliza (9), Rebecca (7), Mary (5), Catherine (3), and William (1). Also in the home was a 16-year-old Eliza Graham but I am not sure how she was connected to the family.

The 1861 census shows the family living in a two-story stone house in Brock Township. James (49) and Jane (48) are there with John (26), James (21), Mariah (19), Eliza (17), Mary (13), Catherine (11), William (9), Wesley (6), and Rebecca (4). Philip and Margaret Ann have likely married and moved out. The elder Rebecca passed away just before the younger Rebecca was born.

Jane herself passed away on April 19, 1864.

The 1871 census shows James (58) at home with Eliza (26), Mary (23), Catherine (21), William (19), Joseph (16), and Rebecca (13). Also with the family is a George St. John (37) and a Michael McCarthy (14). I am not sure precisely how they are connected, although George is somehow related.

The 1881 census, shows James (68) at home with Eliza (36) and Wesley (26).

On both the 1891 and 1901 censuses, James is living with his second youngest son William and William’s family.

James passed away from peritonitis on April 9, 1904, at 92 years of age.

Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week seventeen.

My great-great grandmother Margaret Hindle was born on October 14, 1853 in Chinguacousy, Ontario. Her parents were John Henry and Faith (Collins) Hindle, originally from Yorkshire, England. Margaret was one of fourteen children born to John and Faith.

The 1861 census finds the family in Chinguacousy. John (45) and Faith (45) are there along with John (21), James (18), Faith (16), Harriet (14), Elizabeth (13), Thomas (11), Henry (10), Margaret (9), William (6), Mary (4), Robert (3), and Sarah (1). Already out of the family home was eldest sister Anne, who had married a couple of years previously.

In 1871, John (57) and Faith (54) are home with Thomas (21), Henry (19), Margaret (17), William (15), Mary (13), Robert (12), Sarah (10) and Easther (8).

Margaret Hindle married James Davey in 1875 in Brampton, Peel County, ON. The exact date is not clear from the marriage registration but is probably July 15.

By the 1881 census, James (27) and Margaret (27) are living in Chinguacousy with their children William (5), John (3) and Edward (1).

The 1891 census shows James (37) and Margaret (37) with their children: William (15), John (13), Edward (11), Margaret (9), Samuel (7), Sarah (5), and Thomas (3).

I couldn’t find the family in the 1901 census in Canada. After a lot of digging, they turned up on the 1900 US census for Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan. That census shows James (46) and Margaret (46) along with their children: Samuel (16), Sarah (14), Andrew (8), Robert (7) and Alexander (4). James is a day labourer. The family had just arrived in the States at the time of the census.

By the 1911 census, the family is back in Canada. According to the census, the Davey farm was located on Lot 6, Concession 4 in Chinguacousy. James’ (56) occupation is listed as ‘Odd Jobs.’ Margaret (57) is also there along with Andrew (21), Robert (18), Alexander (15),  and Ethel (11). It appears that their son John (34) and his family are living with them.

On the 1921 census, James (67) and Margaret (67) are found at home in Chinguacousy with Ethel (21) and Louise (9). Also with the family is James Neal (27), a labourer. At this time, I’m not sure how precisely Louise and James are connected to the family. James Davey’s mother was a Neal so James Neal is probably family, but I’m not sure what the relationship might be.

James died on February 22, 1925, at 71 years of age. Margaret followed him on October 11, 1931 at 76 years of age of what appears to be listed as ‘acute indigestion.’

 

Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week sixteen.

My great-great grandmother Hannah Dool was, according to the 1901 census, born in January 1823 in Ireland. Her death registration shows that she was born in January 1820. I haven’t yet determined exactly where (although, as with her husband Robert Hunter, the County Antrim/Belfast area seems likely). And I have no additional information about her family – parents or siblings.

I do know she married Robert Hunter sometime around 1840 while still in Ireland. They emigrated to Canada shortly thereafter.

The 1851 Canadian census finds Robert (35) and Hannah (29) living in Chinguacousy, Peel County, Ontario. Their children at that time included James (11) and Thomas (9). The census says they were both born in Ireland. Robert (8), William (6), John (4) and Joseph (2) were all born in Canada. This suggests the family emigrated somewhere around 1842.

Since last week, I managed to finally locate at least part of the family on the 1861 census. Robert (50) and Hannah (39) are show in Chinguacousy with John (13), Joseph (11) and Alexander (9). I have yet to determine where James, Thomas, Robert and William are. Given that they would be between 16 and 21 at the time, I expect that they might be out working elsewhere.

By 1871, however, all four eldest boys are back home again with their parents in Chinguacousy Township. Robert (55) and Hannah (48) are home with James (30), Thomas (28), Robert (26), William (24), John (22), Joseph (19), Alexander (17), Henry (16), Hugh (7) and Jacob (5), along with sisters Mary (14), Jane (11) and Hannah (9). Of the fourteen children I am aware of that were born to Robert and Hannah, only one (Issac, Jacob’s twin) died in early childhood.

By 1881, Robert (60) and Hannah (57) are still in Chinguacousy with William (31), Jane (22), Hannah (19), Hugh (17) and Jacob (15).

Robert passed away on May 29, 1888. Consequently, the 1891 census shows a widowed Hannah (70) with just Hugh (26) and Jacob (24) at home.

In 1901, Jacob (35) is showing as the head of household. His mother, Hannah (77), is living with him.

On October 22, 1908, at 88 years old, Hannah passed away from ‘senile decay’.

Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week fifteen.

My great-great grandfather Robert Hunter was born around 1821 in Ireland. I haven’t yet determined exactly where in Ireland (although rumour has that it was the County Antrim/Belfast area). I don’t know exactly when he was born, nor who his parents were, nor if he had siblings! Obviously I still have much work to do.

However, I do know he married Hannah Dool sometime around 1840 while they were still in Ireland. They emigrated to Canada shortly thereafter.

The 1851 Canadian census finds Robert (35) and Hannah (29) living in Chinguacousy, Peel County, Ontario. Robert is a weaver. At that time, their children included James (11) and Thomas (9). The census says they were both born in Ireland. Robert (8), William (6), John (4) and Joseph (2) were all born in Canada. This suggests the family emigrated somewhere around 1842.

I have yet to find the family on the 1861 census but by 1871, they have grown in number. They are still in Chinguacousy Township but now at home with Robert (55) and Hannah (48) are James (30), Thomas (28), Robert (26), William (24), John (22), Joseph (19), Alexander (17), Henry (16), Hugh (7) and Jacob (5), along with sisters Mary (14), Jane (11) and Hannah (9). Of the fourteen children born to Robert and Hannah, only one (Issac, Jacob’s twin) died in infancy. Robert is still a weaver but all the boys old enough to be working are listed as labourers, except for Joseph who is a telegraph operator.

By 1881, Robert (60) and Hannah (57) are still in Chinguacousy with William (31), Jane (22), Hannah (19), Hugh (17) and Jacob (15). Robert is now listed as a farmer, as is William.

Robert passed away on May 29, 1888 of Bright’s disease. My understanding is that he is buried in Mayfield United Church cemetery.

Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week fourteen.

My great-great grandmother Rebecca Lusty was born in February 1866 to Ellen and Charles Lusty. The family was living in Croyden, Surrey, England at the time of her birth. She was the fourth of five children.

On the 1871 census, the family is found in Croydon. Charles (34) and Ellen (35) are living with Mary Elizabeth (12), Charles (7), Ellen Louisa (9), Rebecca (5) and Arthur (1). Charles is shown as an excavator and Ellen is a laundress.

By the 1881 census, the family has moved to 3 Maybank Cottages in Lewisham. The family consisted of Charles (44), Ellen (45) and children Charles (18), Rebecca (16) and Arthur (14). Charles at this time was a brick maker, Ellen was a dress maker, Charles Jr. was a general labourer, Rebecca was a domestic servant and Arthur was an errand boy.

Next door to the Lustys lived Charlotte Richardson and her children Susannah, William, Alfred, Charlotte and Frederick. In November 1882, Rebecca and William were married.

Soon after that, in January 1883, William and Rebecca welcomed their first child, daughter Rebecca Alice. She was the first of what would eventually be 10 children.

The family emigrated to Canada in 1887 and by 1891, William (26) and Rebecca (25) were living in St. Paul’s Ward in Toronto, Ontario. Children at that point included Rebecca (8), William (5), Alfred (4), Rosey (2) and John (5 months).

In 1901, William (35) and Rebecca (35) were still in Toronto, along with William (16), Alfred (14), Rosina (12), John (10), Albert (8), Martha (5) and Charles (3). Eldest daughter, and my great- grandmother, Rebecca was already married by that point.

In 1911, William (46) and Rebecca (45) were living at 95 Jersey Avenue in Toronto with Alfred (24), Rose (22), John (20), Albert (18), Martha (15), Charles (13), Edward (9) and Ellen (4). John was a contractor.

William (56) and Rebecca (55), were still at 95 Jersey Avenue in 1921, at home with Edward (19) and Ellen (14).

Rebecca passed away at the Grace Hospital on June 26, 1922 and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery on June 29. William passed away the following April and was buried with her.

Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week thirteen.

My great-great grandfather William John Richardson was born on September 19, 1865 and baptized on October 8 of that same year. His parents were John and Charlotte (Jackman) Richardson and the family lived on Rushey Green in Lewisham, Kent, England. John was a gardener.

On the 1871 census, William is living with his parents, John (50) and Charlotte (33) at Waterloo Place. John is listed as an agricultural labourer.  Susannah (8) and William (5) are scholars. Thomas (3) and Alfred (1) are too young for school.

On the 1881 census, William is shown living at 4 Maybank Cottages with his widowed mother, Charlotte (44) and several siblings. Charlotte is a mangler (laundress) and the head of the household. Susannah (18) is a general servant, William (15) is a nurseryman’s boy, Alfred (11) and Charlotte (8) are scholars and then there is Frederick (2). Both Thomas and father John passed away sometime between 1871 and 1881.

Next door to the Richardsons were Charles and Ellen Lusty and their family, including 16-year-old daughter and domestic servant Rebecca Lusty. In November 1882, Rebecca and William were married. (And the following month William’s sister Susannah married Rebecca’s brother Charles.)

Very shortly after they were married, in January 1883, William and Rebecca welcomed their first child, daughter Rebecca Alice. She was the first of what would eventually be 10 children.

The family emigrated to Canada in 1887. On September 18, William and Rebecca, along with Rebecca (4), William (2) and Alfred (1) arrived in Quebec City, Quebec on board the Polynesian. It appears that William’s brother George and his family were also on board. William was listed as an agricultural labourer.

By 1891, William (26) and Rebecca (25) were living in St. Paul’s Ward in Toronto, Ontario. Children at that point included Rebecca (8), William (5), Alfred (4), Rosey (2) and John (5 months).

In 1901, William (35) and Rebecca (35) were still living in Toronto, along with William (16), Alfred (14), Rosina (12), John (10), Albert (8), Martha (5) and Charles (3). My great- grandmother Rebecca was already married by that point and no longer in the family home.

In 1911, William – listed as John (46) – and Rebecca (45) were living at 95 Jersey Avenue in Toronto with Alfred (24), Rose (22), John (20), Albert (18), Martha (15), Charles (13), Edward (9) and Ellen (4). John was a contractor.

The 1921 census shows William (56) and Rebecca (55), still at 95 Jersey Avenue, at home with Edward (19) and Ellen (14).

Rebecca passed away in 1922 and William followed the year after in April 1923. They are both buried in Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery, along with sons Alfred, John and Albert.

Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twelve.

My great-great grandmother Alice Louisa Oakley was born on June 4, 1856. She was one of nine children born to Cornelius and Jane (Adams) Oakley. At the time of her birth, the family was living in Hove, Sussex, England.

By the 1861 census the family is in the parish of St. Mary’s Extra in Hampshire, England. Cornelius (45) and Jane (43) are listed along with children Cornelius (20), Alfred (16), Samuel (13), George (11), Thomas (8), Alice (4) and Emma (4 months). Eldest brother John William is already moved out of the family home and is married with a young child. Older sister, Sarah, was a servant working away from home.

Alice emigrated to Canada with some members of her family. They travelled on board the Ganges and arrived in Quebec on July 13, 1870. Cornelius (54) and Jane (52) were travelling with Alice (14), Emma (9) and Thomas (17). Older brother Alfred (26) and his wife Emily (26) were also on the ship, along with their three-year-old and 11 month old boys. It appears that 17-year-old Edward Pardoe Coulman was also travelling with the family. Edward would play a significant role in Alice’s life. Most of Alice’s siblings end up also emigrating to Canada.

The Oakleys are found in Montreal on the 1871 census. Stone cutter Cornelius (55) and Jane (53) are there along with Thomas (17), Alice (15), and Emma (10). Also with the family are Emily (26), Albert (4), Frederic (2) and Sarah (4 months).

On May 22, 1879, Alice Louisa Oakley marries Edward Pardoe. Edward was 27 years old and Alice was 22. Their marriage record says Edward was born in London, England to James and Mary Ann Coulman and Alice was born in Brighton to Cornelius and Jane Oakley. Edward is a commercial traveler. The marriage was witnessed by George Bailey and Emma Oakley.

The 1881 census shows Edward (27) married to Alice J. (24) and they have one son, James (1). They live next door to several Oakley relations in St. Stephen’s Ward in Toronto, Ontario.

By the 1891 census, Edward (39), Alice (35), and James (11) have been joined by Edward C. (8) and Walter (4). Edward Sr. is an undertaker supplies traveller. They are still living in St. Stephen’s Ward. Not listed on the census is daughter Katie, who was born in 1881 and, sadly, passed away in 1887.

In the 1901 census, Edward (48) and Alice (52) are living with three of their sons, James (21), Walter (13) and Norman (8). Edward is now listed as a photographer. Son Edward is married and has moved out.

Edward Pardoe died on December 16, 1908, leaving Alice a widow.

I am not sure where Alice is immediately after Edward’s death. I have not been able to locate her on the 1911 census. However, I have found a record from 1916 documenting Alice returning to Canada following a visit to her son Norman in Flint, Michigan. That at least raises the possibility that she was visiting the United States at the time of the census.

By the 1921 census, Alice (64) is living with eldest son James (34), his wife Elsie (31) and their son Ernest (4).

Alice Louisa passed away on October 10, 1947 at the age of 91 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

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