William Jamieson1

M, #93742, b. 9 August 1887
  • Birth*: 9 August 1887; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland Co., Ontario; Date Aug 9 1887 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date ? & location ? per 1891 Census.1,2
  • Census: 22 April 1891; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age ? per 1891 Census: see George Jamieson2
  • Census*: 9 April 1901; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland Co., Ontario; Age 13 at 1901 Census: see George Jamieson1

Citations

  1. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Stanley E. Jamieson1,2,3

M, #93743, b. 2 September 1889
  • Birth*: 2 September 1889; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1890 & location Ont. per 1921 Census. Date Sep 1889 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Sep 2 1889 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date ? & locaiton ? per 1891 Census.2,4,3,5
  • Census: 22 April 1891; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age ? per 1891 Census: see George Jamieson4
  • Census*: 9 April 1901; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 11 at 1901 Census: see George Jamieson2
  • Census: 21 June 1911; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 21 at 1911 Census: see George Jamieson3
  • Census: 9 June 1921; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland Co., Ontario; Age 31 at 1921 Census: see George Jamieson5

Citations

  1. Stanley E. per 1911 Census.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S121] Unknown author, 1921 Census.

Mary Jamieson1,2,3

F, #93744, b. 6 October 1893
  • Birth*: 6 October 1893; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland Co., Ontario; Date Oct 1893 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Oct 6 1893 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census.2,3
  • Census*: 9 April 1901; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 8 at 1901 Census: see George Jamieson2
  • Census: 21 June 1911; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 18 at 1911 Census: see George Jamieson3

Citations

  1. ?Ira E.? per 1911 Census.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Samuel Jamieson1

M, #93745, b. 11 March 1895
  • Birth*: 11 March 1895; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland Co., Ontario; Date Mar 11 1895 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census.1
  • Census*: 9 April 1901; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 6 at 1901 Census: see George Jamieson1

Citations

  1. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Howard A. Jamieson1,2,3

M, #93746, b. 25 February 1898
  • Birth*: 25 February 1898; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland Co., Ontario; Date Feb 1897 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Feb 25 1898 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census.2,3
  • Census*: 9 April 1901; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 3 at 1901 Census: see George Jamieson2
  • Census: 21 June 1911; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 13 at 1911 Census: see George Jamieson3

Citations

  1. Howard A. per 1911 Census.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Laurence A. Jamieson1,2,3

M, #93747, b. 13 July 1900
  • Birth*: 13 July 1900; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1901 & location Ont. per 1921 Census. Date Jul 1899 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Jul 13 1900 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census.2,3,4
  • Census*: 9 April 1901; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age - at 1901 Census: see George Jamieson2
  • Census: 21 June 1911; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 11 at 1911 Census: see George Jamieson3
  • Census: 9 June 1921; Hamilton Twp., Nortbumberland Co., Ontario; Age 20 at 1921 Census: see George Jamieson4

Citations

  1. Laurence A. per 1911 Census.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S121] Unknown author, 1921 Census.

William Jamieson1

M, #93748, b. 1830
  • Birth*: 1830; Ontario; Date 1830 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. per marriage reg'n. of son William George Jamieson.1,2
  • Marriage*: before 1859; Ontario; per 1871 Census. per marriage reg'n. of son William George Jamieson.; Principal=Jane ?1,2
  • Census*: April 1871; Hope Twp., Durham East Co., Ontario; Age 41 at 1871 Census: Jamieson, William, 41, b. Ont., Irish, C. Pres., farmer, married; Jane, 33?, b. Ont., Irish, C. Pres., married; William G., 11; Eliza Ann, 7; Rachel J., 4; Andrew, 2 (1871 Census: Hope Twp., Durham East Co., dist. 51, sub-dist. a-4, pg. 7, line 17 - ancestry.com)2

Family: Jane ? b. 1838

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Jane ?1

F, #93749, b. 1838
  • Birth*: 1838; Ontario; Date 1838 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. per marriage reg'n. of son William George Jamieson.1,2
  • Marriage*: before 1859; Ontario; per 1871 Census. per marriage reg'n. of son William George Jamieson.; Principal=William Jamieson1,2
  • Married Name: before 1859; Jamieson1
  • Census*: April 1871; Hope Twp., Durham East Co., Ontario; Age 33 at 1871 Census: see William Jamieson2

Family: William Jamieson b. 1830

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Samuel Robinson1

M, #93750, b. circa 1830
  • Birth*: circa 1830; per marriage reg'n. of daughter Mary Ellen (Robinson) Jamieson.1
  • Marriage*: before 1855; per marriage reg'n. of daughter Mary Ellen (Robinson) Jamieson.; Principal=Susannah ?1

Family: Susannah ? b. c 1830

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

Susannah ?1

F, #93751, b. circa 1830
  • Birth*: circa 1830; per marriage reg'n. of daughter Mary Ellen (Robinson) Jamieson.1
  • Marriage*: before 1855; per marriage reg'n. of daughter Mary Ellen (Robinson) Jamieson.; Principal=Samuel Robinson1
  • Married Name: before 1855; Robinson1

Family: Samuel Robinson b. c 1830

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

Eliza Ann Jamieson1

F, #93752, b. 1864
  • Birth*: 1864; Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario; Date 1864 & location Ont. per 1871 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1871; Hope Twp., Durham East Co., Ontario; Age 7 at 1871 Census: see William Jamieson1

Citations

  1. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Rachel J. Jamieson1

F, #93753, b. 1867
  • Birth*: 1867; Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario; Date 1867 & location Ont. per 1871 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1871; Hope Twp., Durham East Co., Ontario; Age 4 at 1871 Census: see William Jamieson1

Citations

  1. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Andrew Jamieson1

M, #93754, b. 1869
  • Birth*: 1869; Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario; Date 1869 & location Ont. per 1871 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1871; Hope Twp., Durham East Co., Ontario; Age 2 at 1871 Census: see William Jamieson1

Citations

  1. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Samuel Smith Ridout1

M, #93755, b. 7 September 1778, d. 6 June 1855
  • Birth*: 7 September 1778; Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, U.S.A.; "RIDOUT, THOMAS, office holder; b. 17 March 1754 in Sherborne, Dorset, England, son of George Ridout; m. first c. 1776 Isabella –,and they had one son, Samuel Smith*; m. secondly 26 May 1789 Mary Campbell, and they had seven sons, including George* and Thomas Gibbs*, and five daughters; d. 8 Feb. 1829 in York (Toronto), Upper Canada." from Dictionary of Canadian Bigraphy, Thomas Ridout - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_thomas_6E.html. Date Sep 7 1778 & location Anne Arundel, Annapolis, Maryland, USA per family tree of Gordon_BB on ancestry.com, Dec 19 2016.1,2
  • Marriage*: 21 May 1805; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "RIDOUT, SAMUEL SMITH, office holder, merchant, and militia officer; b. 7 Sept. 1778 in Annapolis, Md, eldest son of Thomas Ridout* and his first wife, Isabella —; m. first 21 May 1805 Eliza Parsons (d. 1838), and they had four sons and five daughters; m. secondly 2 Oct. 1838 Mary Hardwick Unwin, widow of Francis Humphreys; d. 6 June 1855 in Toronto." from Dictinary of Canadian Biography, Samuel Smith Ridout, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_samuel_smith_8E.html; Principal=Eliza Parsons1
  • Marriage*: 9 October 1838; Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; "Ridout to Humphreys. Toronto, 9th Oct., 1838. This day were married by license, Samuel Ridout., Esq., of the city of Toronto, widower, and Mary Hardwicke Humphreys, of the same place, widow, by me, John Strachan. This marriage was solemnized between us, Samuel Ridout, Mary H. Humnphreys. Witnesses, George Ridout, Thomas G. Ridout, Charles G. Small, Julia Foster, Elizabeth Foster, John Foster. Mr .,Smauel Ridout was for some time sheriff. His residence was on Queen Street, east of Sherbourne street." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 3, pg. 463. from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Ridout,
    "RIDOUT, SAMUEL SMITH, office holder, merchant, and militia officer; b. 7 Sept. 1778 in Annapolis, Md, eldest son of Thomas Ridout* and his first wife, Isabella —; m. first 21 May 1805 Eliza Parsons (d. 1838), and they had four sons and five daughters; m. secondly 2 Oct. 1838 Mary Hardwick Unwin, widow of Francis Humphreys; d. 6 June 1855 in Toronto." from Dictinary of Canadian Biography, Samuel Smith Ridout, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_samuel_smith_8E.html; Principal=Mary Hardwick Unwin1,3
  • Death*: 6 June 1855; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "RIDOUT, THOMAS, office holder; b. 17 March 1754 in Sherborne, Dorset, England, son of George Ridout; m. first c. 1776 Isabella –,and they had one son, Samuel Smith*; m. secondly 26 May 1789 Mary Campbell, and they had seven sons, including George* and Thomas Gibbs*, and five daughters; d. 8 Feb. 1829 in York (Toronto), Upper Canada." from Dictionary of Canadian Bigraphy, Thomas Ridout - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_thomas_6E.html.1
  • Residence*: 1800; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "He married for the second time and settled in Upper Canada, first at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake), where he entered government services, and then, in 1797, at York (Toronto). Samuel remained in Maryland where he was probably raised and educated under the care of his uncle, John Donavan, postmaster of Hancock. Thomas, once settled himself, encouraged his eldest son to join him with the lure of a position in his own office of registrar of York County. By 1800, Samuel, age 21, had arrived in the provincial capital of Upper Canada and was soon employed as deputy to David Burns, clerk of the crown and pleas, the administrative support for the Court of King's Bench." from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Samuel Smith Ridout - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_samuel_smith_8E.html1
  • Note*: 1827; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "In 1827 Ridout participated in one of the most blatant examples of office trading by the “family compact.” Samuel resigned as sheriff to take the less-demanding post of registrar of York County from the retiring incumbent, Stephen Jarvis. The latter’s son, William Botsford Jarvis*, replaced Ridout as sheriff and, by leaving his position in the office of the provincial secretary and registrar, opened a place there for Samuel Peters Jarvis, whose late father, William Jarvis*, had held the post of provincial secretary and registrar. The complex exchange of offices, overseen and acquiesced in by Lieutenant Governor Sir Peregrine Maitland, was a happy change of situations for all involved, but to the compact’s opponents it seemed yet another example of the oligarchy’s arrogance and power. Ridout held the post of county registrar until his death on 6 June 1855. He was succeeded by his son John, who had been deputy registrar since 1827. A younger son, George Samuel, also became deputy registrar and later city assessor for Toronto. A daughter, Caroline Amelia, married his stepson, Toronto singer and music teacher James Dodsley Humphreys*. from Dictionary of Canadian Biogrphy, Samuel Smith Ridout, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_samuel_smith_8E.html1

Family 1: Eliza Parsons b. c 1790, d. 1838

Family 2: Mary Hardwick Unwin b. c 1787, d. 7 Mar 1870

Citations

  1. [S129] Dictionary Cdn BIOs, online unknown url.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  3. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.

Francis Ridout1

M, #93756, b. 16 February 1808, d. after 1830
  • Birth*: 16 February 1808; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "From 1816 to 1819, among the scholars at the Home District Grammar School, were Thomas Ridout, Jr., Francis Ridout, John Ridout, Charles Ridout and Horace Ridout. Mr. Samuel Ridout was for a time Sheriff of York County. It was John Ridout, the young son of Surveyor-General Ridoout, who was killed in a duel on the morning of July, 12, 1817, and it was from the old homestead on Duke Street that he started before daybreak, accompanied b ya friend in his teens for the field where he met his death." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 1, pg. 281.
    Date Feb 16 1808 & location York per family tree of Gordon_BB on ancestry.com, Dec 19 2016.1,2
  • Death*: after 1830; per family tree of Gordon_BB on ancestry.com, Dec 19 2016.2

Citations

  1. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

John Ridout1

M, #93757, b. 9 January 1799, d. 12 July 1817
  • Birth*: 9 January 1799; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "From 1816 to 1819, among the scholars at the Home District Grammar School, were Thomas Ridout, Jr., Francis Ridout, John Ridout, Charles Ridout and Horace Ridout. Mr. Samuel Ridout was for a time Sheriff of York County. It was John Ridout, the young son of Surveyor-General Ridoout, who was killed in a duel on the morning of July, 12, 1817, and it was from the old homestead on Duke Street that he started before daybreak, accompanied b ya friend in his teens for the field where he met his death." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 1, pg. 281.
    Date Jan 9 1799 & location York per family tree of Gordon_BB on ancestry.com, Dec 19 2016.1,2
  • Death*: 12 July 1817; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "From 1816 to 1819, among the scholars at the Home District Grammar School, were Thomas Ridout, Jr., Francis Ridout, John Ridout, Charles Ridout and Horace Ridout. Mr. Samuel Ridout was for a time Sheriff of York County. It was John Ridout, the young son of Surveyor-General Ridoout, who was killed in a duel on the morning of July, 12, 1817, and it was from the old homestead on Duke Street that he started before daybreak, accompanied b ya friend in his teens for the field where he met his death." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 1, pg. 281.
    Date Jul 12 1817 & location York per family tree of Gordon_BB on ancestry.com, Dec 19 2016.
    "In 1817 Jarvis killed John Ridout in a duel. John was the son of Upper Canada's Surveyor General, Thomas Ridout. The Jarvis and Ridout families carried a longstanding enmity; in 1817 John Ridout had been ejected from Jarvis' office, and a few days later a chance encounter led to a fistfight between the pair. They agreed to a duel, meeting on July 12 at daybreak. The pair stood back to back, then took 8 steps, turned to face each other, after which Jarvis' second counted to three. The count of three was the signal permitting them to shoot. Ridout shot on the count of two but missed. Jarvis was livid at this violation of the agreement. Their seconds conferred, giving Ridout a second gun, then taking it away and allowing Jarvis to take his shot. He did, killing Ridout.[2] Jarvis was charged with murder, but the charge was reduced to manslaughter before trial. Jarvis was acquitted, as all the formalities of a duel had been met, and the unspoken practice of the day was to acquit duellers.[3] It was the last such quasi-legal duel in Toronto." from Wikipedia - Samuel Peters Jarvis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Jarvis1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  3. [S116] Wikipedia, online unknown url.

Charles Ridout1

M, #93758, b. 20 March 1806, d. 21 July 1831
  • Birth*: 20 March 1806; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "From 1816 to 1819, among the scholars at the Home District Grammar School, were Thomas Ridout, Jr., Francis Ridout, John Ridout, Charles Ridout and Horace Ridout. Mr. Samuel Ridout was for a time Sheriff of York County. It was John Ridout, the young son of Surveyor-General Ridoout, who was killed in a duel on the morning of July, 12, 1817, and it was from the old homestead on Duke Street that he started before daybreak, accompanied b ya friend in his teens for the field where he met his death." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 1, pg. 281.
    Date Mar 20 1806 & location York per family tree of Gordon_BB on ancestry.com, Dec 19 2016.1,2
  • Death*: 21 July 1831; York, York Co., Upper Canada; per family tree of Gordon_BB on ancestry.com, Dec 19 2016.2

Citations

  1. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Horace Ridout1

M, #93759, b. circa 1798
  • Birth*: circa 1798; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "From 1816 to 1819, among the scholars at the Home District Grammar School, were Thomas Ridout, Jr., Francis Ridout, John Ridout, Charles Ridout and Horace Ridout. Mr. Samuel Ridout was for a time Sheriff of York County. It was John Ridout, the young son of Surveyor-General Ridoout, who was killed in a duel on the morning of July, 12, 1817, and it was from the old homestead on Duke Street that he started before daybreak, accompanied b ya friend in his teens for the field where he met his death." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 1, pg. 281.1

Citations

  1. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.

George Ridout1

M, #93760, b. 29 July 1791, d. 24 February 1871
  • Birth*: 29 July 1791; Montreal, Quebec; "George, son of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Mary Ridout, born the 29th July (1791) & Bapt. the 14th August." from Quebec Vital Church Records, Montreal, Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, Actes, 1791, pg 76 of 109 - ancestry.com)
    Date 1791 & locaiton Montreal per 1861 Census. "RIDOUT, GEORGE, lawyer and judge; b. Quebec, 1791, second son of Thomas Ridout*, surveyor general of Upper Canada, and of Mary Campbell; d. at Clinton, Ont., 24 Feb. 1871." http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_george_10E.html1,2,3
  • Baptism: 14 August 1791; Anglican Christ Church, Montreal, Quebec; "George, son of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Mary Ridout, born the 29th July (1791) & Bapt. the 14th August." from Quebec Vital Church Records, Montreal, Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, Actes, 1791, pg 76 of 109 - ancestry.com)3
  • Marriage*: 10 January 1824; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "York, 10th January, 1824, This day were married by special license, George Ridout, barrister-at-law, bachelor, and Dorothy Cockburn, widow, both of this parish, John Strachan, Minister. This marriage was solemnized between us, George Ridout and Dorothy Cockburn. Witnesses, Wm. Campbell and John Belkei. George Ridout was a prominent provincial official for many years. John Belkie was clerk of the council, also sheriff, and a prominent militia officer." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 3, pg. 429 from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Ridout, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_george_10E.html; Principal=Dorothy McCuaig1,4
  • Marriage*: circa 1830; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "George Ridout married twice: first, Dorothy McCuaig of Boston; secondly, Belle Nelson. He had one daughter by his first marriage and four daughters and four sons by his second. His older brother Samuel* was sheriff of the county of York and his younger brother Thomas Gibbs* was for many years cashier of the Bank of Upper Canada." per Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Ridout - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_george_10E.html
    Still married per 1861 Census.; Principal=Isabella "Belle" Nelson1,2
  • Death*: 24 February 1871; Clinton, Ontario; "RIDOUT, GEORGE, lawyer and judge; b. Quebec, 1791, second son of Thomas Ridout*, surveyor general of Upper Canada, and of Mary Campbell; d. at Clinton, Ont., 24 Feb. 1871." http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_george_10E.html1
  • Note*: 4 January 1813; Called To The Bar, York, York Co., Upper Canada; "George Ridout attended John Strachan*’s school at Cornwall from 1805 to at least 1807, in company with the sons of many other families prominent in early York (Toronto). He subsequently studied law in the office of John Macdonell*, who was appointed attorney general in 1812, and was admitted to the bar 4 Jan. 1813. The next year he attended the court at Ancaster as acting solicitor general. In 1820 he became a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and continued to serve in this capacity for the next 50 years until his death. He succeeded Dr William Warren Baldwin* as treasurer of the law society in 1829 and served in this position until 1832, during this time presiding over the planning and construction of the original building of Osgoode Hall, perhaps the most important of the early buildings still surviving in Ontario. He also took a lead in establishing the library of the law society. Ridout was appointed judge of the Niagara District Court in April 1828, and reappointed to this office in April 1832." from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Ridout, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_george_10E.html1
  • Note: 1835; Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; "In politics Ridout was a moderate, in general supporting constitutional reform and the position of W. W. Baldwin and his son Robert*; his family was connected with the Baldwins by marriage. He was defeated in his own attempts at office: in the elections for the legislature in 1816 when he sought to succeed his father as the representative of Simcoe and the East Riding of York and was beaten by Peter Robinson* who had the support of Strachan; and in the elections for city council in Toronto in 1837 at the time of his dispute with the lieutenant governor. However, he often gave active and effective support to the candidacy of others: for example, to Robert Baldwin in his successful attempt to unseat Sheriff William Botsford Jarvis* in the elections for the House of Assembly in 1830, and to Robert Baldwin Sullivan* in 1835 in his successful campaign to replace William Lyon Mackenzie* as mayor in Toronto’s second municipal election."1
  • Note: 12 July 1836; Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; "Ridout was dismissed on 12 July 1836 from the offices of judge of the Niagara District Court, colonel of the East York militia, and justice of the peace by Sir Francis Bond Head, who “as Lieutenant-Governor, by the advice of my Council, deliberately selected him for punishment, as the most intemperate of my opponents.” The charges, which Ridout denied, were insult to the person and office of the lieutenant governor and disloyalty to the policies of the crown. The dismissal became a cause célèbre in the colony and at the Colonial Office, and it was one of the major political issues in Upper Canada during the subsequent 18 months leading up to the outbreak of rebellion in December 1837. Responding to a petition from Ridout, the colonial secretary, Lord Glenelg, ordered his reinstatement. Head declined and submitted his resignation rather than comply with this instruction, “it being utterly impossible for me to obey this order, and retain my authority in the province.” The resignation of the lieutenant governor, primarily on this issue, and on the related issue of his refusal to name Marshall Spring Bidwell a judge as Glenelg wished, was in fact accepted in a dispatch from London, dated 24 Nov. 1837, a week before the rebellion broke out in Upper Canada, where people were still unaware of this development. The dispute over Ridout’s appointments, rather than the rebellion, was thus the main cause of Head’s resignation, and, as such, a significant episode in Canadian history." http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_george_10E.html1
  • Census*: April 1861; Jarvis St., St. Patrick Ward, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 70 at 1861 Census: Ridout, George, 70, b. Montreal, Barrister, C of E., married; Isabella, 52, b. Ireland, CE, married; Charles, 30, b. Toronto, CW, Plymouth Brethren, Engineer, single; Isabella, 28, b. Toronto CW, CE, single; Jane, 25; Sarah, 23; William, 22, b. Toronto CW, CE, surveyor, single; John, 19; Harriet, 17 (1861 Census: York, St. Patrick's Ward, York Co. - Jarvis St. - ancestry.com)2

Family 1: Dorothy McCuaig b. c 1795

  • Marriage*: 10 January 1824; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "York, 10th January, 1824, This day were married by special license, George Ridout, barrister-at-law, bachelor, and Dorothy Cockburn, widow, both of this parish, John Strachan, Minister. This marriage was solemnized between us, George Ridout and Dorothy Cockburn. Witnesses, Wm. Campbell and John Belkei. George Ridout was a prominent provincial official for many years. John Belkie was clerk of the council, also sheriff, and a prominent militia officer." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 3, pg. 429 from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Ridout, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_george_10E.html; Principal=Dorothy McCuaig1,4

Family 2: Isabella "Belle" Nelson b. 1809

  • Marriage*: circa 1830; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "George Ridout married twice: first, Dorothy McCuaig of Boston; secondly, Belle Nelson. He had one daughter by his first marriage and four daughters and four sons by his second. His older brother Samuel* was sheriff of the county of York and his younger brother Thomas Gibbs* was for many years cashier of the Bank of Upper Canada." per Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Ridout - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_george_10E.html
    Still married per 1861 Census.; Principal=Isabella "Belle" Nelson1,2

Citations

  1. [S129] Dictionary Cdn BIOs, online unknown url.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S83] Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  4. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.

Dorothy McCuaig1

F, #93761, b. circa 1795
  • Birth*: circa 1795; from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 3, pg. 429 from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Ridout,1
  • Marriage*: circa 1818; from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 3, pg. 429 from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Ridout,; Principal=? Cockburn2
  • Marriage*: 10 January 1824; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "York, 10th January, 1824, This day were married by special license, George Ridout, barrister-at-law, bachelor, and Dorothy Cockburn, widow, both of this parish, John Strachan, Minister. This marriage was solemnized between us, George Ridout and Dorothy Cockburn. Witnesses, Wm. Campbell and John Belkei. George Ridout was a prominent provincial official for many years. John Belkie was clerk of the council, also sheriff, and a prominent militia officer." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 3, pg. 429 from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Ridout, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ridout_george_10E.html; Principal=George Ridout1,2
  • Married Name: circa 1818; Cockburn2
  • Married Name: 10 January 1824; Ridout1

Family 1: ? Cockburn b. c 1795, d. b 1823

Family 2: George Ridout b. 29 Jul 1791, d. 24 Feb 1871

Citations

  1. [S129] Dictionary Cdn BIOs, online unknown url.
  2. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.