Old Durham County

            BITS AND PIECES OF INFORMATION FROM ACROSS OLD DURHAM COUNTY

1. Old Durham's First Marriage Register

2. Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 1, 1968 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

3. Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 2, 1969 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

4. Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 3, 1970 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

5. Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 4, 1971 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

6. Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 6, 1982 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

7. Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 7, 1983 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

8. Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 8, 1990 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

9.  General Resources for Genealogical Research

                                               Old Durham's First Marriage Register

The first marriage register of Old Durham was partially transcribed by J.T. Coleman in his 1875 booklet, History of the Early Settlement of Bowmanville and Vicinity.  Here are further entries from that register as offered by H.J. Snelgrove, who was in possession of the old register at the time of the Centennial celebrations at Bowmanville(1958) .  Though not stated on the “clipped” newspaper article, it appears to have come from  Bowmanville's Canadian Statesman........
(those items listed by J.T. Coleman are also included here) (Italic 'notes' after an entry are mine, not part of the original entry)

16th June, 1805 - married, Luke Burk of Darlington to Nancy McBane.  Present: James Burk, John Hartwell, Francis Lightheart and Rachel Lightheart.

3rd March, 1807 - married Thomas Conat of Darlington to Hannah Stoner.  Present: Peter Stoner her father, Abel Conat, Polly his wife, and Phoebe Lightheart.

21st April, 1807 - married, John Carr of Darlington to Betsy Woodruff of Pickering with the written consent of her father.  Present: Norris Carr and wife, James Burk and wife and Mr. Woodruff’s son.

30th June, 1807 - married Clarriman Herriman of Darlington to Betsy Lightheart of said place.  Present: Rachel Light her mother, Norris Carr, James Burk and Alexander Fletcher, Esq.
Note: H.J. Snelgrove mistranscribed these names: Clarriman Herriman is John Herriman. Rachel Light is actually Rachel Lightheart, whose maiden name was Burk, daughter of the first settler, John Burk, Sr.

28th December, 1807 - married John Burk, of Darlington to Jane Brisbin of Whitby with the consent of her sister and brother-in-law.  Present: John Burk, Sr., David Stevens, and David Burk.
Note: Jane’s sister and brother-in-law were Lydia Brisbin and Caleb Groat - this information comes from Mary Perison’s family files.

2nd January, 1809 - married Jacob Crawford of Pickering to Jemima Stevens of Whitby with the written consent of her father and mother.  Present: Jonathan Stephens and Joseph Crawford.
Note: Jemima’s mother and father were Adam Stevens and Mary Crossman.  Her brother was David Stevens in the above entry.

8th April, 1810 - married, Festus DeWolf to Polly Ransom, both of Whitby, having been first published. Present: Ebenezer Ransom, her father, Eliezar Lockwood and Clafus Terwilliger.
Note #1: Clafus Terwilliger is likely Charles Terwilliger, husband of Mary Stoner of Scarborough.  The Terwilligers owned and operated the Oshawa Harbour at that time, in partnership with  Moody Farewell.  Mary and Hannah (in 2nd entry) are sisters.
Note #2: “having been first published” means that the banns had been read, either in church or posted in a public place for the duration, usually three weeks.

28th July, 1811 - married Barney Avery of Darlington to Jenny Smith of Whitby being duly published.  Present: Jacob DeHart and John Smith.

3rd October, 1811 - married William Pickel of Darlington to Nancy Wilson of Whitby, being first duly published.  In presence of William Smith and Waterman A. Spencer, &c.

28th October, 1811 - married, James Bates of Clarke to Elizabeth Burk of Darlington.  In presence of John Burk, Sr. her father, David Stephens, Jessiah Burk, Adna Bates and Stoddard Bates.
Note: David Stephens is David Stevens, son of Adam who resided at Whitby.  He was also Elizabeth’s brother-in-law, husband to her sister Mary.

2nd December, 1811 - married, Michael Coffeen to Sally Barber, both of the Township of Darlington, being first published.  In presence of Augustus Barber her father, Jacob Cozens, Henry Smith and John Trull, &c.

25th December, 1811 - married John Wilson to Polly Pickel, both of the township of Darlington, being first published.  In presence of John Pickel her father, William Smith and William Pickel.

Note: William Pickel married Nancy Wilson on 3rd OCtober, same year - Nancy was likely John Wilson's sister, and Polly Pickel was likely William's sister.

1st January, 1812 - married John Perry to Nancy Bates, both of the township of Clarke.  In presence of Roger Bates her father, Adna Bates, Stoddart Bates and Levi Bates, her brothers.

27th  January, 1812 - married, Russell Price of Hamilton [Twp] to Leah Wilson of Darlington, being first published.  In presence of James H. Wilson her father, Peter Edick, Silas Bemis, Seth Hamlin, &c.

30th March, 1812 - married George Hall to Betsy Annis, both of Whitby, being first published.  In presence of William Annis and Theodocia Lovekin

25th November, 1812 - married, Enoch Davis to Rachel Carr, both of Darlington, being first published.  In presence of Alexander Fletcher, Esq. and his wife, Seth Hamlin and Jesse Burk.

4th March, 1813 - married, Richyard Martain to Lavica Lee, both of the Township of Darlington, being first published.  In presence of James Cole, Jessiah Burk, and Waterman Spencer.

22ne  March, 1813 - married, Francis Lightheart to Margaret Earheart, both of the Township of Darlington, being first published.  In the presence of Daniel Lightheart and Theodocia Lovekin.

24th February, 1814 - married John Vail to Hannah Brown, both of the Township of Hope.  In the Presence of Adna Bates and his wife, and George Brown and Pamela Bates.

4 March, 1817 - married Ichabod Hodge to Elizabeth Coolley, both of the Township of Whitby, being first published by Alexander Fletcher, Esq.  Francis Lightheart of Darlington, William Maxson and John Stevens of Whitby.

30 July, 1817 - married, Thomas Henry to Betsy Davis, both of the township of Whitby, being first duly published.  In presence of Abraham Terwilleger, Jesse Trull, and Almira Skinner.

 

NOTES:

Alexander Fletcher was very likely the J.P. who married all of these couples.  He was known in those days as "the marryin' squire".  It wasn't until about 1824 that Anson Green(e), a very young Methodist circuit rider, started his rounds in this area.  Up until about this time it was J.P.s who conducted the lion's share of marriages  in all the lakefront  townships of Ontario. 

 

 

Entries from the Ontario Register, Volume 1, 1968 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

Darlington:

Page 102, Cemetery Inscriptions of Dorcheser South, Elgin County .... Sheppard, Edmund d. Apr. 30, 1894 in the 72nd yr of his age; Nancy, wife of Edmund Sheppard and mother of the children interred here d. at Bowmanville Feb 27, 1884 in the 54th yr of her age; Maria Jane Sheppard d. in London, Ont., Feb 16, 1871ae 17 y 4 m 16 ds; Helen Sheppard d. Jan. 22, 1854 ae 3 y 4 m 10 ds; Nancy M. Sheppard d. Sept 2, 1858 ae 4 m 1 d; Marianne M. Sheppard d. Sept. 3, 1858 ae 4 m 2 ds; Martha V.I. Sheppard, d. Oct. 4, 1862 ae 8 m 29 ds; William H. Sheppard d. Aug. 17, 1863 ae 14 ds.;  KatieM.V. Sheppard b. Dec. 3, 1868 d. Oct. 1 1874; Mary died at St. Thomas Mar. 31, 1880 ae 19 y.

Page 226, Pensioners of the War of 1812 (this is a list of widows who were admitted as Militia Pensioners) ... Merckley, Catherine, widow of Christopher Merckley, Durham, died of illness, teamster, 15 March, 1814.

 

Hope:

Page 169 Marriage Notices, Welland Telegraph, Oct. 12, 1871 .... At St. John's Church, Port Hope on 27 Sept, by the Lord Bishop of Toronto, Willoughby Cummings Esq of Toronto, only son of James Cummings Esq of Chippawa, to Emily, second dau of the late Rev. John Short, L.L.D., Rector of Port Hope.

Entries from the Ontario Register, Volume 2, 1969 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

Darlington:

Page 87, Noted Ontario Americans .... Frederic Lister Burk (Sept 1, 1862 - June 12, 1924) an educator, was born at Blenheim, Ontario, son of  Erastus Burk [of Darlington] and his wife Matilda Turner, a native of England.  At the age of seven his family moved to Coloma, El Dorado County, California in which state he spent the greater part of his life.  He md. in 1898 Caroline Frear   (BS, Wellesley, MA Stanford).   A sister of Frederic Burk was Ada Jane Burk who md. 23rd January 1867, Nathan H. Stevens of Blenheim and Chatham, Ontario.  Nathan was born 1 Sept, 1841 in Darlington, Durham Co., son of Enoch Stevens (b.12 Sept. 1806 in Darlington) by his first wife Clarissa, daughter of William Hall of Oshawa.  An account of the Stevens family will be found in the "Commemorative and Biographical Record of the County of Kent, Ontario" (Toronto, 1904) pp 56-59.

Page 134, Some US War of 1812 Pensioners [living] in Ontario  ........ David Lusk.  May 19 1871 Pension application of David Lusk, aged 76 a resident of Bowmanville, Durham County.  He is married, his wife's maiden name was Mary Schoultz, and they were married on 5 October, 1830 at Darlington, Durham County.  He served in the New York Militia in which he enlisted at Canandaigua as a substitute in December 1813; he was discharged at the same place in March of 1814.  Witnesses to his signature were George Shoultz Shaw, of Darlington and Samuel Wilmot of Clarke Township. //P// May 9, 1878 Pension application of Mary E. Lusk, aged 72 of Bowmanville, widow of David Lusk who died 25 Aug 1875 in Darlington.  Her aplication was attested to by George Haines, aged 57, and James McClung, aged 55, both of King Street, Bowmanville.  //P// May 9, 1878, A joint affidavitt of Dorothea Burk, aged 81, and Henry Shoultz, aged 70, residents of Darlington, that they witnessed the marriage of David and Mary Lusk.  //P//  Mary Lusk died 21st December, 1887 at Bowmanville.  The youngest daughter of David and Mary was Naomi E. Lusk, who was living in 1888 (File # W.C.25, 488)

Note #1:  //P// indicates a new paragraph in the original document

Note #2: Mary Lusk is also mentioned in the book, Service in Three Centuries, -see the County Resources and Publications pages [link also on the main/home page] At the time this book was written, the above information was not known.

Clarke:

Page 134, Some US War of 1812 Pensioners [living] in Ontario .... as above, citing the mention of Samuel Wilmot of Clarke Township as a witness to the application of David Lusk.

Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 3, 1970 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

Darlington:

Pages 107-113, Cemetery Inscriptions of Darlington, Durham County, The Presbyterian Cemetery, Enniskillen; The Church of England Cemetery, Enniskillen; Mount Vernon Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Solina....These transcriptions were done many years before the Ontario Genealogical Society Branch did transcriptions of all the County cemeteries, and therefore may hold further information to the OGS transcription.  Too much here to transcribe for this page.  If you have ancestors in any of these cemeteries, and would like to know if there is further information in Thomas B. Wilson's transcription, please contact Sher.

 

Clarke:

Page 249, Some Immigrants in Central Ontario, from the Maple United Cemetery, Maple, York County, Ontario..... In loving memory of Myra M. Clark, beloved wife of J.D. Brack, born in Kendall, Ontario, aged 70 years -(Neither birth date nor death date stated).

 

Hope:

Page 108, Cemetery Inscriptions of Darlington, Durham County - The Presbyterian Cemetery, Enniskillen .... Jardine, James d. Nov. 23, 1853, ae 88 yrs. his wife Janet Oliver d. in Port Hope Aug. 15, 1832 ae 53 yrs.

Note: it is not known if Janet Oliver Jardine is buried here or simply memorialized here.  She may be buried at Port Hope.

 

Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 4, 1971 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

Darlington:

Pages 39-40 Heads of families of Darlington and Clarke, 1811 &1812 (the numbers separated by hyphens represent, in order, the number of: men over 16; women; male children; and female children ...

1811                                              

 Roger Bates* *             2-2-1-1 Josiah Burk           1-1-1-4  Joshua Z. Cozens *        2-1-3-3
 John Burk Jr.            1-1-1-1
Henry Kale        1-1-1-2
 Richard Lovekin, Esq*  1-1-2-1
 John Karr              1-1-1-1   
 John Hartwell*               1-1-2-2  David F. Burk           1-1-0-1 William Borland   3-1-5-3
 Ebenezer Hartwell *      1-2-2-4 
 Alex'r Fletcher, Esq 1-1-4-3
 Francis Lightheart         2-1-3-0
 Jeremiah Conat          1-0-1-0
Eliphelet Conat      1-1-0-2
 James H. Wilson**      4-2-2-2 Cornelius Degroot   1-1-1-3
 John Pickel                  2-2-0-4
 Augustus Barber        2-2-4-1
 Norris Karr          2-3-0-1
 Waterman A. Spencer  1-1-0-1
 Samuel Marvin        1-1-1-1
 John Burk, Sr.             1-2-2-2 John Vorse *               1-1-0-2
 Seth Hamlin          1-1-5-1
 William Smith *               1-1-3-3
 James Burk             1-1-5-2
 David Stevens              1-1-2-3
 Joseph Berden  *         1-1-0-3
 Thomas Conat      1-0-0-0
 John Peter Young          3-1-4-1
 Priskile Godfra *       1-1-9-1
 Peter La Pint  *              2-1-0-3
  

1812 (The whole list was not given, only the names not on the return of 1811)

Adna Bates  *                1-1-2-1
 Francis Roberts       1-1-0-2
 James Bates  *             1-1-0-0
 Mark Burtch            1-0-2-2
John Wilson          1-1-0-0
 Peter Degroot              1-1-2-1
 Nathan Bratt *           1-2-4-1
 John Dingman             1-1-2-3
  

*In 1812 the household of Roger Bates was 1 man, 0 women, 1 male child and 1 female child, but not two additional Bates names [added] to the list in 1812 

** The household of James Wilson decreased by one man and one woman in 1812, but note the addition of John Wilson to the list in 1812

 

Clarke:      

As above - the list was not separated to show who lived in which township, however I have taken the liberty of placing a * beside known Clarke people and a * beside the unknown people, who could well have lived in Clarke


 Hope:    

pages 27-31 An account of the Jones Family - Ralph Jones of Port Hope married Christina Sowden .......

There is far too much to transcribe here, but I will willingly scan and mail/e-mail this article to anyone who is researching this family.  It is a discussion on Ralph and Christina's children and also one of the their daughters and her family.  This may be the Cavan Township Sowden's at Millbrook.

 

Cavan:    

Page 32, Methodist Marriages at Picton ...... 5 June, 1833 by Licence, William Webster and Mary Davidson, both of Cavan.  Witnesses: John Mitchell, Samuel Best, both of Cavan                                                                                                                                                                  

Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 6, 1982 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

Darlington:

Page 4, Missing Persons Notices from The Christian Guardian 1830-39....HALL, information wanted respecting JOHN HALL who emigrated from Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Ireland, about 5 years ago.  His brother-in-law, JOHN WALKER, now living with Mr. SAMUEL LENNOX in Darlington, UC., would be glad to hear from him.  April 11, 1832, York. [ 25 April 1832]

Page 60, Lambton Observer Death Notices ..... 11 Sept. 1856 - at Lanark, on 1st inst., JANET, wife of JAMES ROLLO, of Bowmanville, and youngest daughter of the late JOHN HALL of Lanark, aged 22 yrs & 2 mos.

page 113, Marriage Records of the First Presbyterian Church, Chatham 1866-1869 ..... DONOVAN, JEREMIAH of Harwich, 24,b. Ireland, son of JOHN DONOVAN and ANNE COLLINS; to ELIZABETH LETITIA TOZER, of Harwich, 30, born Darlington, C.W., dau of ENOCH STEVENS and CLARRISA HALL; 31 Dec. 1866.  Witnesses: JOHN ROSS McCOLL and ANGUS JOHN McCOLL, both of Chatham.

Page 122, Missing Persons Notices from the Christian Guardian 1840-49 ...CROSIER, information wanted of ROBERT CROSIER, by his wife MARY CROSIER, who has arrived from Ireland this spring.  Write Mr. P. COLEMAN of Darlington, or this office, 15 May, 1844.

Page 172, Missing Persons Notices from The Leader (Toronto) 1856 ..... HANCOCK, information wanted of RICHARD HANCOCK who left Bowmanville two months ago and came to Toronto in search of employment.  His wife [not named] who came to town last week has ascertained that he stopped at the "Rising Sun" but has not been able to trace him further.  Information will be thankfully received at the Office of the Chief of Police, Toronto - 24 Sept. 1856.

Page 175, Legal Notices from The Ontario Gazette 1869-90  ..... BAKER, Application will be made to the surrogate of the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham for letters of administration with the will annexed of the late EPENETUS DEMEY BAKER, formertly of Rockton, Winnebago Co., Illinois; by ROBERT SAMUEL MANNING of Bowmanville, Cabinet maker, 20 May 1869 [vol.2, pg 526]

Page 188, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, May-Sept. 1857 ..... 5 Aug. 1857, At the residence of the Bride's father in the village of Brighton, on 28th inst (sic) SAMUEL McCLUNG, of Darlington Township, and MARY ELIZA, daughter of J.A. WRIGHT, of Brighton.  (Rev. W.S. Blackstock)

Page 221, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Oct.-Dec. 1857 ..... 7 Oct. 1857, at the residence of the bride's mother in Hamilton, on 28th inst [sic], JOHN McLEOD, merchant of Bowmanville, and CAROLINE ROSE, youngest daughter of the late THOMAS PLEWS.  (Rev. John Bredin)

Page 222, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Oct.-Dec. 1857 ..... 23rd Sept. at the Empire House, Newcastle, WILLIAM HILL  and  MARGARET CASSEY both of Darlington (Rev. Wm. Philp)

Page 222, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Oct. - Dec. 1857 .... October 1st, at the  residence of JOHN HITCHENS, Newcastle, CHARLES BATTEN and ANN PIPER, both of Darlington (Rev. Wm. Philp)

Page 234, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Oct.-Dec. 1857 ....On 22 inst [December] at the residence of the bride's father Mr.HENRY RINCH, Mr. ROGER COLE, of Darlington, and Mrs. CHARLOTTE McCARTY, of Clarke.  (Rev. Wm. Philp)

Page 244, Marriage Register of the Prince Edward District ..... Rev. JAMES ROGERS - JOHN WALKER and MARY HUGHES, both of Darlington, 16th Aug. 1833.  Witnesses:  ROBERT FAIRBAIRN, Esq. and ALEXANDER FLETCHER, Esq.

 

Clarke:

Page 8, Missing persons Notices from The Christian Guardian 1830-39 ..... GORDON, information wanted of SAMUEL GORDON, native of Co. Tipperary, Ireland, who emigrated to Canada in 1826, and since learned the blacksmithing business.  He left Cobourg in the spring of 1830, and when last heard of was at Lockport, N.Y., proceeding by boat going a few miles east.  Direct to his brother JOHN now residing in Clarke, in care of the Postmaster, Bowmanville, 12 Apr. 1837.

Page 53, Marriage Records of the First Presbyterian Church, Chatham ..... SMITH, SAMUEL of Dover East, 22, born Clarke C.W., son of NICHOLAS SMITH and MARY ANNE GILMOUR; to SARAH FREDERICK, of Chatham, 24, b. Sydney, C.W., dau PETER FREDERICK and  SARAH SMITH; 19 Dec. 1865.  Witnesses;  JOHN ROSS McCOLL and ANGUS JOHN McCOLL, both of Chatham.

Page 66, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian - Jan - Apr. 1857 .... 7th Oct. at the residence of the bride's father, GARDAM WILSON and  MARY REED all of Clarke.  (Rev. Wm. Philp)

Page 66, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Jan - Apr. 1857 ..... 16th Oct. WILLIAM ROBINSON of Hope and MARIA WRAGG of Clarke (Rev. Wm. Philp)

Page 84, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Jan-Apr. 1857 .... 18 Feb. 1857, by the Rev. Wm. Hilp, on the 13th inst., at the residence of Mr. E. GORMAN, Mr. ROBERT LITTLE to Miss SOPHIE OSBORNE, all of Newcastle.

Page 119, Notes, Comments, Additions  and Corrections ..... GARDAM WILSON.  On page 66 of this issue there appears a notice from the Christian Guardian of the marriage of GARDAM WILSON on 7 oct. 1856 [should read 1857] to MARY REED. all of Clarke, a township in Durham County.  While preparing the notice for publication it was recalled that some twenty years ago note had been made of a sketch of the family of this GARDAM WILSON while browsing in the "Album of Osceola County, Michigan"(Chicago, 1884).  On page 258 of that book it is stated that he was born in Canada July 7, 1832 son of SHEPHERD WILSON and ELIZABETH GARDAM, natives of Engloand who emigrated to Canada in 1832 and lived therre the remainder of their lives.  Mrs. WILSON d. Feb 29, 1880 and Mr. WILSON Jan. 19, 1882.  It is added that they had 'eight' children although only seven are named, these being: ANN, CARDAM, SAMUEL S., ELIZABETH, JOHN C., ALBERT C.,  and MARIETTA.  Of these, it is added that GARDAM lived for a while at ZNewcastle, Ontario, which is a town in Clarke Township, and that he married 'in Ontario' on Oct. 7, 1856 [should read 1857] MARY, daughter of JOSEPH REED and MARY CRAWFORD.

Page 222, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Oct.-Dec. 1857 .... Oct. 1, at the Empire House, Newcastle, WILLIAM OVENS and MARY ANN THOMPSON, both of Clarke.  (Rev. Wm. Philps)

Page 229, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Oct.-Dec. 1857 .... [25th Oct. 1857]... on the 17th inst, at the residence of the bride's uncle, SAMUEL HONEY, of New Castle, WILLIAM GERWOOD and Miss LYDIA OLFORD ,both of the same place. (Rev. Wm. Philp)

Page 234, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Oct.-Dec. 1857 ... [Dec. 30, 1857] ... on 22nd inst, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. HENRY RINCH, Mr. ROGER COLE of Darlington, and Mrs. CHARLOTTE McCARTY, of Clarke, (rev. Wm. Philp)

 

Hope:

Page 2, Missing Persons, Notices from The Christian Guardian 1830-39 .... O'HARRA, information wanted.  BETSY O'HARRA, a girl of about 17 years of age, left York for Port Hope five weeks ago, and has not been heard of since.  Any information will be thankfully received at Port Hope by her afflicted father, DANIEL O'HARRA - 27 November, 1830.

Page 39, Guardianship Notices from The Ontario Gazette 1868-70 ..... FORD, Application will be made to the Surrogate of Leeds and Grenville on Saturday 22nd January, 1870 for the appointment of OGDEN PUTNEY FORD of Port Hope, gentleman, as guardian of ANNESTASIA, ALEXANDER, ELIZABETH JANET,  and HARRIET MARY FORD, children of DAVID B. OGDEN FORD, late of Brockville, deceased [Vol.3, 1870, p.6]

Page 66, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Jan.-Apr. 1857 ....  [7th Jan. 1857] 16th October, WILLIAM ROBINSON of Hope, and MARIA WRAGG, of Clarke.  (Rev. Wm. Philp)

Page 80, Marriage Notice from The Christian Guardian, 15 April 1857 ... March 5, L.G. MISSION and  JANE HEWSON, both of Port Hope. (Rev. R. Whiting)

Page 80, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, 15 April, 1857 .... March 11, ROBT.  PHILP  of Cramahe, and MARTHA HONEY, of Hope (Rev. R. Whiting)

Page 80, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, 15 April, 1857 .... March 18, JOSEPH MOORE and MARGARET RUSSELL, both of Port Hope (Rev. R. Whiting)

Page 80, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, 15 April, 1857 .... March 28th, THOS. HAYDEN and MATILDA WALLACE, both of Port Hope (Rev. R. Whiting)

Page 82, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, 29th April, 1857 .... on the 16th inst. at the Wesleyan Parsonage, Millbrook, JOHN F. HAWKINS and MARY COLMAN, both of Hope Township (Rev. W. Young)

Page 100, Land Claimants 1842-43 , from The Canada Gazette .... WILLIAM SAMUEL MARSH, and others, Hope Township, Conc. 2, S. or front half of Lot 18 and south quarter of Lot 25

 

Cartwright:

Page 54,  Marriage records from the First Presbyterian Church, Chatham 1862-1866 ..... HULIN, OTIS B., of Chatham, 26, born Troy, N.Y., son of PETER HULIN and ELIZABETH SMITH; to RACHEL STEIN, of Dover East, 20 born Cartwright Tp (Durham Co.) dau. of JOHN STEIN and ELIZABETH KELLY, 16 Oct. 1866.  Witnesses: VALENTINE CAUFIELD, of Chatham, and MARY JEAN DEAN, of Raleigh.

Page 102, Land Claimants, 1842-43, from The Canada Gazette .... JAMES CUMMINGS, at Cartwright, Conc. 8, N. parts of Broken lots 7,8 & 9, Conc. 9, Lot 8

 

Manvers:

Page 187, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, May-Sept. 1857 ..... AT Millbrook, July 9th THOS. RICHARDSON, of Manvers, and CHARLOTTE BAXTER, of Cavan (Rev. Thomas Demorest)

 

Cavan:

Pge 10, Missing Persons, Notices from The Christian Guardian 1830-39 ..... RATH.  Information wanted of JAMES RATH, from the North of Ireland.  he parted with his wife in Matilda, U.C. and engaged with Mr. Stacey to go to Quebec on a raft of timber, and on his return he agreed to meet her in the town of Oswego.  She has not heard from him for the last nine months.  Any person who can give any account of him will confer a great kindness on his companion, now living in Cavban with her brother-in-law, ARCHIBALD KILPATRICK, byu addressing a line to her.  Mrs. MARGARET RATH, Cavan Post Office, U.C.  - 14 March, 1838.

Page 26, Marriage notices from The Kingston Gazette 1810-1812, 1815-1818 ..... 27 Oct. 1818, On Sunday, 11th inst. ZIBA  L.... from the U.S. and Miss MARY GRAHAM, late from Ireland, now from Cavan, Newcastle District, [groom's surname illegible on mf and on original]

Note:  ZIBA L.... could possibly be ZIBA LANDON who eventually resided at Augusta Twp, near Brockville.  The name appears in the family history of the Honourable JOHN SIMPSON - see Publications page for details

Page 34, Cemetery Inscriptions at Springville, Durham County .... There  is too much information to transcribe here, however, if in the list of surnames below you find a long lost relative, please contact me and I will transcribe and e-mail the information to you.  Apparently there are two gravestones from the 1934 transcriptions that do not exist today, and these are EMMA MARIE WILSON, and HARRIET THOMPSON LOWRIE.

 Robert Laing, Sr.
 Ann Jesson
 James Lillico
 Richard Lillico
 Robert Lillico
 Nicholas Lillico
 William Wilson
 William Bell, Sr. William Bell, Jr.
 Robert Laing, Jr.
 Robert Laing, 3rd
 Jane Bothwell
 John Bothwell
 James McIntosh
 Catherine Stewart
 Peter McIntosh
 Hannah Goodfellow
 Hellen Goodfellow
 William Goodfellow
 Andrew Goodfellow
 Eliz'th Goodfellow
 James Bothwell
 Margaret Padan
 Hugh Padan
 Mary Robertson
 Alex'r Robertson
 Christy E. Robertson
   

 Note: it should be noted here that not all these people are buried at Springville.  Some of them are mentioned as relatives only.

Page 82, Marriage Notices from The Christian Guardian, Jan-Apr 1857 .... 29th April, 1857 - On 16th Inst. at the Wesleyan Parsonage, Millbrook, JOHN F. HAWKINS and MARY COLMAN both of Hope Township (Rev. W. Young)

Page 187, Marrige Notices from The Christian Guardian, May-Sept, 1857 .... 22 July, 1857 - At Millbrook, July 19th, THOS. RICHARDSON, of Manvers, and CHARLOTTE BAXTER, of Cavan (Rev. Thomas Demorest)

Entries from The Ontario Register, Volume 7, 1983 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

Darlington:

Page 41 - Marriage Notices From the Christian Guardian ..... 16 March, 1858, Casper Bradly and Miss .... Wilson, both of Albion Twp by Rev. G. Washington, WM

Note:  This item was added here for the interest in Darlington people - Rev. G. Washington resided at Solina as did all his brothers and his cousins.  His parents resided at Scarborough.  Further information about the Washington family can be found in the book, Steven Washington - see the County Resources and Publications pages [link also on the main/home page]

Page 58 - Miscellany,   From the Lambton Observer, 9 Mar. 1860  .... Information wanted of Joanna Powers, a young woman of about 18 years of age who was left by her mother with a man of the name of McCarthy, between Oshawa and Bowmanville about 4 years ago but whose place of residence can not now be ascertained.  Address her mother, Mrs. Maria Powers, Sarnia.

Page 67 - Death Records of Victoria County, 1870 .... Courtice, Ellen Janet, 8 June, 1870, ae 4 days, b. Manilla.  Informant:  Rev. R.T. Courtice, Manilla

Note:  This item was added here for the interest in Darlington people - Rev. R. T. Courtice (Richard Thomas Courtice) was born in Darlington at the settlement which would eventually carry the family name, and was part of the early settler Courtice family who arrived from Devon in 1833.  Rev. Courtice was a Bible Christian minister and his biography can be found in the book,  The Damascus Road - see the County Resources and Publications pages [link also on the main/home page]

Page 68 - Death Records of Victoria County, 1870 .... Sinclair, Daniel, 9 Nov. 1870, ae 22, carpenter, b. Darlington, Ont., Presbyterian, Informant: F. Sinclair, farmer, Mariposa

Page 68 - Death Records of Victoria County, 1870 .... Sinclair, John, 14 Nov. 1870,  ae 14, farmer, b. Darlington Ontario, Presbyterian, Informant:  F. Sinclair, farmer, Mariposa.

 

Hope:

 Page 40, Marriage Notices from the Christian Guardian .... Rev. R. Brown, 3 Mar. 1858 at the residence of the bride's father, Henrietta, eldest dau. of A. Henderson, Esq. of Godmanchester, CE and sister of the Rev. W.C. Henderson of Port Hope, by the Rev. R. Hobbs, Wesleyan minister of Packenham, CW.

 

Cavan:

Page 69, Victoria County Deaths, Verulam Twp .... Graham, Samuel, 12 July 1870, ae 38, attorney, b. Cavan, Ontario, Church of England.

Entries from the Ontario  Register, Volume 8, 1990 (as pertains to Old Durham County)

Darlington:

Page 66, From a list of Several Testimonials in the East Kent Plaindealer (newspaper) dated 26 Aug. 1880  - R. H. Blunt, Hampton

 Page 102, Brighton Register  22 Apr., 1853 - births....... Born at Bowmanville on Sunday morning, the 17th inst. the wife of J.E. McMillan Esq., of the Messenger, of a daughter.

Page 154, Victoria County Deaths - Mariposa.... Angelina Short, 3 April, 1872, age 25, born Darlington.  Married woman, Bible Christian.  Informant: J. Short, farmer, Mariposa

Page 183, Legal Notices, Ontario Gazette ...... Rundle, William, of Darlington Township, farmer, gives notice the 17 January, 1872, that he will apply to the Court of Chancery to be confirmed in his title to Lot 8, west of Mitchell Road, in Blanchard Twp, Perth Co [Vol 5, pg 118]

Page 200, Land Claimants, 1845, 46, August 2, 1845 ..... Abram Mxson and Rachel Hester, Darlington, N 1/2 Lot 25, Concession 2

 

Clarke:

Page 23, Death Notices, Niagara Mail ..... Robert McEllevie, a quiet inoffensive man was lately killed in Clarke Twp. by a rifle ball which was fired through the window of his dwelling by a cowardly assassin unknown (24, Oct. 1849)  In the issue of 8th May, 1850 the victim's name was given as McElva and it was stated that he was shot on the Night of October 4.  One William McLean was tried for the crime and sentenced to be hanged.

Page 199, Land Claimants, 1845-46 .... Thomas Chambers, Clarke, Lot 8, Concession 4

 

Hope:

Page26 , From the Niagara Mail, citing The Port Hope Advertiser ..... 7 Feb, 1849, Thomas Kelly recently left his residence in Cavan and hasn't been heard of since.

Page 24, Death Notices from The Niagara Mail ..... It was reported in the Port Hope Watchman that Miss Quay of Hope Twp., was struck by lightning and instantly killed (21 Aug. 1850)

Page 22, Death Notices from Niagara Mail, 7 Feb. 1849, citing Port Hope Advertiser ..... John McNea was found dead near the wharf [apparently at Port Hope]

 

Cartwright:

Page 66, Among serveral testimonials 26 Aug, 1880, East Kent Plaindealer .... W.S. Latimer of Cartangle[Cartwright meant], A.E. byers of Cadmus

 

Manvers:

Page 157, Victoria County Deaths, Lindsay .... Evolena Lilly Sanderson, 13 December, 1873, ae 2 years, 11 months, born  in Manvers , Methodist

 

Cavan:

Pg. 26, From The Niagara Mail, citing the Port Hope Advertiser, 7 Feb, 1849, Thomas Kelly recently left his resdence in Cavan and hasn't been heard of since.

Page 67, East Kent Plaindealer, thursday, 28 January, 1885 .... Morpeth (Howard Twp), Mrs. Isaac Gardner is visiting relatives at her old home in Millbrook.

Page 157, Victoria County Death Notices, Fenelon ..... John McLaughlin, 31 May, 1873, ae 51 years, born Cavan, Ontario, Yeoman, Wesley Methodist.

Page 183, Legal Notices, Ontario Gazette .... Annie Lelean, widow, gives notice, dated 3 Feb. 1872, at Port Hope, that she will apply for letters of administration on the personal estate of her husband  William Cox Lelean, who died intestate 8 January, 1872 at Leavenworth City, Kansas, leaving real and personal property in the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham [Vol.5, pg 177]

Page 197, Land Claimants, 1845-46, 2 August, 1845 ..... George W. Redmond, Cavan, W 1/2 Lot 15, Concession 7

Page 200, Land Claimants, 1845-46, 2 Aug, 1845 .... Jane Breakey, Cavan, E 1/2 Lot 7, Concession 3

page 201, Land Claimants, 1845-46, 25 July, 1846 ..... Thomas Powers, Cavan, W 1/2 Lot 21, Concession 6

 

                                         General Resources for Genealogical Research

 
OntarioGenWeb's Census Project
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ongenpro/census (copy and paste into your browser)
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the United Church Archives
http://www.united-church.ca/local/archives/on/holdings/collections (copy and paste this into your browser)
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Anglican parishes covered by the Diocese of Ontario
http://www.ontario.anglican.ca/parishes.htm (copy and paste into your browser)
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The archives for the Anglican Diocese of Ontario is located in Kingston
http://www.ontario.anglican.ca/archives/ (copy and paste into your browser)
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Early Anglican records transcribed and posted by Bill Martin (might have something for this area - on-going project). 
http://www.tbaytel.net/bmartin/index2.htm. (copy and paste into your browser)
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Explanation of cousin relationships, second cousin, once removed, etc
http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2005/01/what_is_second_.html#more  (copy and paste into your browser)
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Printable Family Pedigree Charts
http://www.kbyu.org/ancestors/charts/ (copy and paste into your browser)
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Toronto Emigrant Office Assisted Immigration Registers Database 
 Archives of Ontario   http://server1.minisisinc.com/minisa.dll/144/HAWKE?DIRECTSEARCH (copy and paste into your browser)
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Ontario Vital Statistics Project
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onvsr/ (copy and paste into your browser)