James Lindsay

M, #2950, b. 23 September 1850, d. 5 April 1911
  • Birth*: 23 September 1850; Loughbrickland, Down Co., Ireland; Date Sep 23 1850 & location Ireland per 1901 Census. Date per Death Reg'n. - age 61 at 1911. "Jack thinks James Lindsay lived or came from Loughbrickland, Ireland." from Lindsay letters in possession of Tom Parkinson1
  • Marriage*: 12 January 1872; Aghaderg, Down Co., Ireland; IGI Record: Inidividual Record: Name: James Lindsay; Birth: of Belfast; Marriage: Spouse - Eliza Ann Leckey, married 12 Jan 1872, Loughbrickland, Aghederg Parish, Down, Ireland; Sibmitter: E. Clark Jenkins, 855 W. 11th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020; Principal=Elizabeth "Lizzie" Leckey
  • Marriage*: 10 May 1882; Ontario; Marriage License with family bible - per Lindsay letters in possession of Tom Parkinson.; Principal=Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sharpe
  • Death*: 5 April 1911; 48 Helena Ave., Toronto, Ontario; Death Reg'n.: Name: James Lindsay; Died: April 5, 1911; Age: 61; Res.: 48 Helena Ave., Toronto; Status: married; Parents: ?, b. Cda. & ?, b. Cda.; Dr.: C. A. Warren, 1351 Bathurst St.; Cause: Carcinoma of the bowles, Aug 1910 - Apr 5, 1911; reg'd.: April 6, 1911, County of York, Div: Toronto (MS 935, Reel 161, Reg'n. # 002726 - 1911, Ontario Archives)
    "Deaths in the City: Lindsay - On Wednesday, April 5, 1911, at his residence, 48? Helena Ave., Wynchwood Park, Toronto, James, beloved husband of Eliza Lindsay. Funeral from the above address at 2 pm. Interment at Prospect Cemetery. Friends please accept this notice. Winnipeg and Belfast, Ireland papers please copy." from The Toronto Daily Star, Thursday, April 6, 1911, page 5, seen on microfilm at The Metropolitan Reference Library, Toronto, April 6, 2002.2
  • Burial*: 8 April 1911; Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario; Cemetery Record: Name: James Lindsay; Age: 61; Born: Cda.; Died: Toronto, April 5, 1911; Cause: carcinoma of bowel; Location: Sect 12, Lot 1089, south 1/2; Prop.: Estate of James Lindsay; Dr.: C. A. Warren (Mount Pleasant Group Head Office, Toronto, database record, jacket 26, #7769, Feb 28, 2002)
    Note: Visited this plot May 5, 2002. No stone there. Only two cornerstones that say Lindsay and one footstone that says DADDY.
  • Immigration*: 1882; Ontario; Immigration 1882? - per 1901 Census.1
  • Occupation*: 18 August 1889; Toronto, Ontario; Carpenter: per Birth Reg'n of Joseph Lindsay and other children. Tom Parkinson says he was a "Master Carpenter".
  • Residence: 1891; 530 Clinton St., St. Stephen's Ward, Toronto, Ontario; Toronto Directory 1891: Lindsay, James, carp., 530 Clinton St. (microfilm, Toronto Reference Library, Feb 27, 2002)
    Note: 1882 Street Directory says Clinton St. " .. from Conway between 40-42 north to Bloor West, St. Stephen's Ward.
  • Census*: April 1891; Ontario; Not in: Toronto, St. Stephen's Ward; Toronto, St. Thomas's Ward;
  • Residence*: circa 1900; 48 Helena Ave., Toronto, Ontario; "James L. was very devout and made children say Prayers & attend church. Was very strict. He built the home at 48 Helena, Toronto (still there). Kids grew up there. Was left to Eva. She lost it or sold it." from Lindsay letters in possesion of Tom Parkinson
    "James Lindsay: helped build Bathrust Presbyterian Church, Bathrust & Barton. One of first Elders of Church. Built home 48 Helena. ( all Irish people on that St., 10 yrs ago. James a carpenter, very religious." from Lindsay letters in possession of Tom Parkinson
  • Census: April 1901; Conc 2B Lot 24, York Twp., York Co., Ontario; Age 50 at 1901 Census: Lindsay, James, 50, b. Ireland Sep 23 1850, Irish, Pres., Carpenter, married; Eliza, 40, b. Ireland Nov 26 1860, Irish, Pres., married; Annie, 16, b. Toronto Aug 14 1885, daughter; William, 14, b. Toronto Nov 2 1887, son; Thomas, 13, b. Apr 18 1888, son; Joseph, 11, b. Aug 18 1889, son; Eva, 10, b. Nov 26 1890, daughter; James, 8, b. May 26 1893, son; Lindsay, George, 7, b. Oct 8 1894, son; Mary, 5, b. Feb 18 1896, daughter; John, 2, b. Nov 4 1899, son (1901 Census Online: York Twp., York Co., dist 131, sub-dist. l-2, pg. 11, line 24, T-6509 - Conc 2B, Lot 24)1
  • Note*: 14 December 1906; Toronto, Ontario; Son George died at Grace Hospital.

Family 1: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Leckey b. c 1850

  • Marriage*: 12 January 1872; Aghaderg, Down Co., Ireland; IGI Record: Inidividual Record: Name: James Lindsay; Birth: of Belfast; Marriage: Spouse - Eliza Ann Leckey, married 12 Jan 1872, Loughbrickland, Aghederg Parish, Down, Ireland; Sibmitter: E. Clark Jenkins, 855 W. 11th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020; Principal=Elizabeth "Lizzie" Leckey

Family 2: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sharpe b. 26 Nov 1860, d. 19 May 1938

  • Marriage*: 10 May 1882; Ontario; Marriage License with family bible - per Lindsay letters in possession of Tom Parkinson.; Principal=Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sharpe

Citations

  1. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, 002726 - 1911.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sharpe1

F, #2951, b. 26 November 1860, d. 19 May 1938
  • Birth*: 26 November 1860; Mayo Co., Ireland; Date Nov 26 1860 & location Ireland per 1901 Census.
    "Jack remembers hearing that Eliza Sharpe came from County Mayo. She has a married sister at Downpatrick, Ireland, a family. Jack visited there during World War I." from Lindsay letters in possession of Tom Parkinson2
  • Marriage*: 10 May 1882; Ontario; Marriage License with family bible - per Lindsay letters in possession of Tom Parkinson.; Principal=James Lindsay
  • Death*: 19 May 1938; Toronto, Ontario
  • Note*: before 1880; Ireland; "Another sister lived at Alberta, Canada (Calgaray). Jack was acquainted with the Sharpes who lived at Winnipeg. Eliza Sharpe's brothers: Tom Sharpe was Mayor of Winnipeg and John Sharpe was in P. O. 40 years there. He does not recall name of the ones there now. There are 2 girls in Calgary who married brothers - Pepper by name; daughters of Eliza sister at Calgary." from Lindsay letters in possession of Tom Parkinson
  • Immigration*: 1882; Ontario; Immigration 1882? per 1901 Census.2
  • Married Name: 10 May 1882; Lindsay
  • Census*: April 1901; York Twp., York Co., Ontario; Age 40 at 1901 Census: see James Lindsay2
  • Residence*: 25 April 1920; 206a Roxton Rd., Toronto, Ontario; Residence per Mount Pleasant Group database record for her daughter, Annie (Lindsay) Prince.
  • Occupation*: after 1922; Toronto, Ontario; "Eliza Lindsay after James death and maybe before worked out as a mid-wife & family nurse" from Lindsay letters in possession of Tom Parkinson

Family: James Lindsay b. 23 Sep 1850, d. 5 Apr 1911

  • Marriage*: 10 May 1882; Ontario; Marriage License with family bible - per Lindsay letters in possession of Tom Parkinson.; Principal=James Lindsay

Citations

  1. Common name Lizzie per birth reg'n's of children.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Thomas Thomson

M, #2952, b. 4 November 1850, d. 10 December 1887
  • Birth*: 4 November 1850; Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; Date Nov 4, 1846 - Per Tom Parkinson's Tree, Feb. 9, 2002. Likely 1850. Simon was older. Family lived in Pelham between 1846 and 1852. Per 1881 Census.
  • Marriage*: 9 January 1884; Blanshard Twp., St. Mary's, Perth Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#009372: Groom: Thomas Thomson; Age: 33; Res.: Blanshard; Born: Flamborough Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: Wm. & Mary Thomson; Bride: Jane Hourston; Age: 25; Res.: Blanshard; Born: Orkney Islands; Status: spinster; Parents: James & Margaret Hourston, Blanchard; Wit.: James Spence & Betsy Thompson, Blanshard; Date: Jan 9 1884; Place: St. Mary's; Rel.: Pres.; Performed by: W. A. Wilson (Ontario Marriage Registration, ancestry.com, #009372-1884)
    Date Dec 10 1883 per Tom Parkinson's Tree.; Principal=Jane "Jean" Hourston1
  • Death*: 10 December 1887; Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.: Name: Thomas Thompson; Died: Dec 10, 1887; Age: 37; Occ.: farmer; Born: Canada; Casue: thyphoid fever; Dr. Irving; Inf.: William Thompson, Blanchard; Reg'd.: Dec 24, 1887; Rel.: Pres.; Reg'r.: William Johnston2
  • Burial*: 12 December 1887; Granton Cemetery, Biddulph Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario; Cemetery Transcription: William Thomson; Died Feb 10, 1899; Age 80; Mary Fotheringham; Wife of William Thomson; Died Aug 7, 1880; Age 58 yrs 5 mo; Native of Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Thomas Thomson; Died Dec 10 1887; Age 37 yrs; His Wife Jane; Died Sep 22 1887; Age 28; Their son James; Died Sep 14 1886; Age 2 yrs (Granton Cemetery, Ontario Archives, pg. 5, Row 7, i)
  • Census: 1851; West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario; Age 2 at 1851 Census: see William Thomson3
  • Residence*: March 1852; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; " ... In March of 1852 this fearless young couple started out from Pelham in a sleigh drawn by an ox. How many here would like to start on that journey in cold March with three small children? At that time they had Simeon, Thomas and Mary who was only six weeks old. " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.
  • Census: April 1861; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Age 10 at 1861 Census: see William Thomson4
  • Census: April 1871; Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Age 20 at 1871 Census: see William Thomson5
  • Census*: April 1881; Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Age 30 at 1881 Census: see William Thomson6

Family: Jane "Jean" Hourston b. 2 Sep 1858, d. 22 Sep 1887

  • Marriage*: 9 January 1884; Blanshard Twp., St. Mary's, Perth Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#009372: Groom: Thomas Thomson; Age: 33; Res.: Blanshard; Born: Flamborough Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: Wm. & Mary Thomson; Bride: Jane Hourston; Age: 25; Res.: Blanshard; Born: Orkney Islands; Status: spinster; Parents: James & Margaret Hourston, Blanchard; Wit.: James Spence & Betsy Thompson, Blanshard; Date: Jan 9 1884; Place: St. Mary's; Rel.: Pres.; Performed by: W. A. Wilson (Ontario Marriage Registration, ancestry.com, #009372-1884)
    Date Dec 10 1883 per Tom Parkinson's Tree.; Principal=Jane "Jean" Hourston1

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #009372-1884.
  2. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, 014148 - 1887.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 2.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 10.
  5. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 20.
  6. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 30.

Jane "Jean" Hourston

F, #2953, b. 2 September 1858, d. 22 September 1887
  • Birth*: 2 September 1858; Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland; Jean HOURSTON (F).. B: 2 Sep 1858 Father: James HOURSTON Westray And Papa Westray, Orkney, Mother: Margaret HARCUS Scotland" from Hourston.txt, Births, www.cursiter.com, Sep 4 2006. Date Sep 2 1858 & location Paper Westray per IGI Record. Date 1859 & location Orkney Islands per marriage reg'n.1,2
  • Marriage*: 9 January 1884; Blanshard Twp., St. Mary's, Perth Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#009372: Groom: Thomas Thomson; Age: 33; Res.: Blanshard; Born: Flamborough Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: Wm. & Mary Thomson; Bride: Jane Hourston; Age: 25; Res.: Blanshard; Born: Orkney Islands; Status: spinster; Parents: James & Margaret Hourston, Blanchard; Wit.: James Spence & Betsy Thompson, Blanshard; Date: Jan 9 1884; Place: St. Mary's; Rel.: Pres.; Performed by: W. A. Wilson (Ontario Marriage Registration, ancestry.com, #009372-1884)
    Date Dec 10 1883 per Tom Parkinson's Tree.; Principal=Thomas Thomson3
  • Death*: 22 September 1887; Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.: Name: Jeanie Thompson; Died: Sept 22, 1887; Age: ? ; Status: farmer's wife; Born: Scotland; Cause: thyphoid fever; Dr. Irving; Inf.: Dr. Irving, Wirklin??; Reg'd.: Sept 22 1887; Rel.: Pres.; Reg'r.: William Johnston4
  • Burial*: 24 September 1887; Granton Cemetery, Biddulph Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario; Cemetery Transcription: William Thomson; Died Feb 10, 1899; Age 80; Mary Fotheringham; Wife of William Thomson; Died Aug 7, 1880; Age 58 yrs 5 mo; Native of Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Thomas Thomson; Died Dec 10 1887; Age 37 yrs; His Wife Jane; Died Sep 22 1887; Age 28; Their son James; Died Sep 14 1886; Age 2 yrs (Granton Cemetery, Ontario Archives, pg. 5, Row 7, i)
  • Married Name: 9 January 1884; Thomson

Family: Thomas Thomson b. 4 Nov 1850, d. 10 Dec 1887

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #009372-1884.
  4. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, 014142 - 1887.

William Thomson

M, #2954, b. 18 June 1819, d. 10 February 1899
  • Birth*: 18 June 1819; Orkney, Scotland; Per Tom Parkinson email, Jan. 22, 2002
  • Marriage*: 15 December 1842; Stronsay, Orkney, Orkney, Scotland; "William Thomson, married 15 Dec 1842, Spouse: Mary Fotheringhame, Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland" Marriages text file, www.cursiter.com, Jan 29, 2002
    " ... William married Mary Fotheringham in the year 1842. They were married in Scotland and their first child was born there, but only lived four months. ... " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.; Principal=Mary Fotheringham
  • Death*: 10 February 1899; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.: Name: William Thompson; Died: Feb. 10, 1899; Age: 79y 7m; Res.: Lot 6, Conc 9, Blanshard Twp.; occ.: retired farmer; Status: married; Born: Scotland; Cause: old age; Dr.: A. K. Ferguson; Rel.: Pres.; Inf.: A. K. Ferguson; Reg'd.: Feb. 11, 1899
    Per Tom Parkinson email, Jan. 22, 20021
  • Burial*: 12 February 1899; Granton Cemetery, Biddulph Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario; Cemetery Transcription: William Thomson; Died Feb 10, 1899; Age 80; Mary Fotheringham; Wife of William Thomson; Died Aug 7, 1880; Age 58 yrs 5 mo; Native of Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Thomas Thomson; Died Dec 10 1887; Age 37 yrs; His Wife Jane; Died Sep 22 1887; Age 28; Their son James; Died Sep 14 1886; Age 2 yrs (Granton Cemetery, Ontario Archives, pg. 5, Row 7, i)
  • Immigration*: 1845; Canada; "... In 1845 this young couple bade farewell to their native land and embarked on a sailing vessel for a new land. ... " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.
  • Residence: after 1845; North Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; " ... as far as is known as to where they first settled upon reaching Canada. However, they did spend a few years in North Pelham. ... " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.
  • Residence: 25 April 1846; Conc 11 Lot 20, Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; Date of his father's deed for purchase of land on western border in Pelham Twp., Welland Co., near the south end. Gainsborough is on the west side.
  • Note: 1851; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; " ... In the year 1851 William and his brother-in-law, William Fotheringham walked through the woods to Blanshard township. ... " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.
  • Census: 1851; West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario; Age 28 at 1851 Census: Thompson, William, 28, b. Scot., U. Pres., farmer, married; Mary (Fotheringham), 25, b. Scot., U. Pres., married; Simon, 7, b. Cda.; Thomas, 2, b. Cda.; Jane, 21, b. Scot., miliner, single
    Note: This family is immediately below Thomas Fotheringham & family. Mary is a daughter of Thomas Fotheringham. On the census record, the surname Fotheringham is written where Thompson should be and Thompson is written in small letters above Fotheringham, which is very clear and is not stoked out. This appears to be a mistake.
    NOT in Blanshard 1851 Census.2
  • Residence: March 1852; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; " ... In March of 1852 this fearless young couple started out from Pelham in a sleigh drawn by an ox. ... " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.
  • Residence: after March 1852; Dwyer Family, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; "... As I recall the story, they were taken in by the Dwyer family with whom they stayed until a log shanty was built. ... " from The Story of Our Grandparents", sent by Tom Parkinson, Jan 2002
  • Residence: 19 May 1854; Conc 9 Lot 6, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (380) show that William Thomson purchased 100 acres for Conc 9, Lot 6 from The Canada Company for 76 pounds 12 shillings. The Instrument was Registered Feb 13, 1855.
  • Note*: 1855; Conc 9 Lot 6, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Assessment Records: William Thompson, Conc 9, Lot 6, 100 acres
  • Residence: circa 1858; Shanty & Long House, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; " ... Aunt Jennie was born in the shanty and Dad was born in the long house ... " from Thomson letter. pg. 2 (Dad was William Thomson, Jr.)
  • Census: April 1861; Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Age 42 at 1861 Census: Thompson, ?am, b. Scot., U. Pres., farmer, married 1845, 5 males?; ?, 39, b. Scot., married; ?n, 15, v. C.W.; ?mas, 10; ?y, 9; ?, 7; ?, 5; ?lliam, 2
    Note: This section of the 1861 Blanshard Twp. census has the given names written in the left border of the page and not inside the left-most column where they should be. As a result, most of the names are completely cut off and only a few right-most letters of the name allow us to guess who it is. Also, there are no genders recorded, which makes it more difficult to identify people. Luckily, the names here match the 1871 census very closely and the dates confirm who is who.3
  • Census: April 1861; Conc 9 Lot 6, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Residence per 1861 Census: Conc 9. Lot 6, 100 acres
  • Note: 14 November 1866; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (G.S. 540g #3012, pg.48) show that Daniel Leonard?. McGlashan, Gentleman of Pelham Twp. was the Grantee for a Quit Claim Deed regarding the west half 50 acres of Lot 4, Conc 9; the Grantors were Thomas Thompson et aux and Elizabeth Wells, heirs of Simon Thomson, deceased; each of the Grantors are to receive $82 for their share of the inheritance of this property which was owned by their father, Simon Thomson; Witnesses: William Fotheringham & William Thomson
    Note: Daniel McGlashan's middle name is not clear although the first letter looks like an L and the last three letters are certainly ard.
  • Residence*: April 1871; Conc 9 Lot 6, Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Residence per 1871 Census: Conc 9, Lot 6, 150 acres
  • Census: April 1871; Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Age 51 at 1871 Census: Thompson, William, 51, b. Scot., C. Pres., Scot., farmer, married; Mary, 49, b. Scot., C. pres., Scot., married; Simon, 25, b. Ont., single; Thomas, 20; Mary, 19; James, 17; Jane, 15; William, 12; Betsy, 9 (Div 3, Page 3, Line 8: Conc 9, Lot 6, 150 acres)
    Note: David Fotheringham is immediately above and Thomas Thomspson above that.4
  • Census: April 1881; Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Age 61 at 1881 Census: Thompson, William, 61, b. Scot., Pres., Scot., farmer, widower; Simon, 34, b. Ont., Pres., Scot., single; Thomas, 30, b. Ont., Pres., Scot., single; Mary, 29, b. Ont., Pres., Scot., single; James, 27, b. Ont., Pres., Scot., single; Jane, 24, b. Ont., Pres., Scot., single; William, 22, b. Ont., Pres., Scot., single; Elizabeth, 205
  • Census*: April 1891; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Age 73 at 1891 Census: Thompson, William, 73, b. Scot., parents b. Scot., C. Pres., farmer, widower; Mary, 35, b. Ont., parents b. Scot., C. Pres., daughter, single; James, 33, b. Ont., parents b. Scot., C. Pres., son, single, William, 6, b. Ont., parents b. Ont., domestic; Mary, 4, b. Ont., parents b. Ont., domestic6

Family: Mary Fotheringham b. 7 Mar 1822, d. 7 Aug 1880

  • Marriage*: 15 December 1842; Stronsay, Orkney, Orkney, Scotland; "William Thomson, married 15 Dec 1842, Spouse: Mary Fotheringhame, Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland" Marriages text file, www.cursiter.com, Jan 29, 2002
    " ... William married Mary Fotheringham in the year 1842. They were married in Scotland and their first child was born there, but only lived four months. ... " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.; Principal=Mary Fotheringham

Citations

  1. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, 020801 - 1899.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 28.
  3. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 42.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 51.
  5. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 53.
  6. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 73.

Mary Fotheringham

F, #2955, b. 7 March 1822, d. 7 August 1880
  • Birth*: 7 March 1822; Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Per Whitton File, March 4, 2002. Per Tom Parkinson's Tree, Feb. 9, 2002.
  • Christening: 19 May 1822; Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Per Whitton File, March 4, 2002.
  • Marriage*: 15 December 1842; Stronsay, Orkney, Orkney, Scotland; "William Thomson, married 15 Dec 1842, Spouse: Mary Fotheringhame, Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland" Marriages text file, www.cursiter.com, Jan 29, 2002
    " ... William married Mary Fotheringham in the year 1842. They were married in Scotland and their first child was born there, but only lived four months. ... " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.; Principal=William Thomson
  • Death*: 7 August 1880; Conc 9 Lot 6, Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.: Name: Mrs. William Thompson; Died: Aug 7, 1880; Age: 58yrs, 5 mo; Status: farmer's wife; Born: Scotland; Cause: softening of the brain; Dr. Sinclair; Inf.: William Thompson, farmer, Blanchard; Reg'd.: Dec 27, 1880; Reg'r.: William Johnston
    Note: Her given name is not used and the index shows no name at all.
    Per Tom Parkinson email, Jan. 22, 20021
  • Burial*: 9 August 1880; Granton Cemetery, Biddulph Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario; Cemetery Transcription: William Thomson; Died Feb 10, 1899; Age 80; Mary Fotheringham; Wife of William Thomson; Died Aug 7, 1880; Age 58 yrs 5 mo; Native of Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Thomas Thomson; Died Dec 10 1887; Age 37 yrs; His Wife Jane; Died Sep 22 1887; Age 28; Their son James; Died Sep 14 1886; Age 2 yrs (Granton Cemetery, Ontario Archives, pg. 5, Row 7, i)
  • Married Name: 15 December 1842; Thomson
  • Immigration*: 1845; Ontario; " ... emigrated to Canada 1845 ... " Per Whitton File, March 5, 2002.
  • Census: 1851; West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario; Age 25 at 185 1Census: see William Thomson2
  • Residence*: March 1852; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; " ... In March of 1852 this fearless young couple started out from Pelham in a sleigh drawn by an ox. ... " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.
  • Census: April 1861; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Age 39 at 1861 Census: see William Thomson3
  • Census*: April 1871; Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Age 49 at 1871 Census: see William Thomson4

Family: William Thomson b. 18 Jun 1819, d. 10 Feb 1899

  • Marriage*: 15 December 1842; Stronsay, Orkney, Orkney, Scotland; "William Thomson, married 15 Dec 1842, Spouse: Mary Fotheringhame, Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland" Marriages text file, www.cursiter.com, Jan 29, 2002
    " ... William married Mary Fotheringham in the year 1842. They were married in Scotland and their first child was born there, but only lived four months. ... " from "The Story of Our Grandparents" written by Mary Fotheringham (Thomson) Lindsay, sent to me by Tom Parkinson, January 27, 2002.; Principal=William Thomson

Citations

  1. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, 013101 - 1880.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 25.
  3. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 39.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 49.

Simon Thomson1

M, #2956, b. 5 May 1782, d. 12 November 1858

  • Birth*: 5 May 1782; Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Date per IGI Record. See Christening. Date 1782 per 1851 Census - age 69. Date 1775 calulated per Burial - age 83??. Per Tom Parkinson email, Jan. 22, 2002
  • Christening: 5 May 1782; Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; "Simon Thomson; Christening: May 5, 1782; Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Parents: William Thomson & Jean Gray" from Births & Marriages, www.cursiter.com, Jan 28, 2002
  • Marriage*: before 1818; Orkney, Scotland; Principal=Jane "Jean" Muir
  • Death*: 12 November 1858; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Per Tom Parkinson email, Jan. 22, 2002
  • Burial*: 14 November 1858; Granton Cemetery, Biddulph Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario; See Exhibit: In Memory of; Simon Thomson; Who Died; Nov 12 1858; Aged 83 Years; A Native of Sanday; Orkney Scotland (Granton Cemetery, Biddulph Twp., Middlesex Co., from Tom Parkinson, Jan 27, 2002)
    Cemetery Transcription: Thomson; Simon Thomson; Died Nov 12 1858; Age 83; Native of Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Our Parents (Granton Cemetery, Ontario Archives, pg. 5, Row 7, j)
    Per Tom Parkinson's info
  • Occupation*: before 1845; Scotland; Sea Captain - "... Grandfather (Simon Thomson) was a sea captain ... " from Thomson letter, pg. 2
  • Immigration*: 1845; Ontario; " ... In 1845 this young couple bade farewell to their native land and embarked on a sailing vessel for a new land. With them came their parents. ... " (the your couple is William and Mary and the parents are Simon and Jane, from "The Story of Our Grandparents")
    William's marriage in Scotland in 1842 & Simon born 1846.
  • Residence: 25 April 1846; Conc 11 Lot 20, Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (A9642) show that Simon Thomson purchased 65 acres from John Slough for 100 pounds (Registration Date: Sept 1, 1854)
    Note: Simon Thomson, Junior is a witness on this deed.
  • Note: before 1851; Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; Simon Thomson Junior died, age 27, sometime before the 1851 census, per Thomson letter
  • Census*: 1851; Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; Age 69 at 1851 Census: Thompson, Simon, 69, b. Scotland, United Pres., farmer, married; Jane, 55, b. Scotland, U. Pres., seamstress, married; Thomas, 22, b. Scotland, lab., single; Jane, 25, b. Scotland, single; Betsey, 19, b. Scotland; Jennie, 19, b. Scotland, absent; Amy, 2, b. Cda., non-member
    NOT in Blanshard Twp. for 1851 Census.
  • Residence: 1851; Conc 11 Lot 20, Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1851 Agricultural Census: Conc 11,Lot Lot 20, 65 acres, 52 acres of wood, 3 acres cultivation, 7 acres crops, 6 acres pasture
  • Residence*: 19 May 1854; Conc 9 Lot 4, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (381) show that Simon Thomson purchased 100 acres of Conc 9, Lot 4 from The Canada Company for 68 pounds. The Instrument was Registered Feb 13, 1855.
  • Residence: 1 September 1854; Conc 11 Lot 20, Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B2100) show that Simon Thomson sold property to Leonard J. Haney for 375 pounds. (Sept. 1, 1854)
    "No: 2100: Bargain & Sale; Simon Thomson at ux To Leonard Johnson Haney; Recorded 1st September 1854 at 1 o'clock P.M. on oath of Leonard Haney; A Memorial to be requested of an Indenture tripartite made the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty four in pursuance of the Act to facilitate the conveyance of real property between Simon Thomson of the township of Pelham, County of Welland and Province of Canada, yeoman of the first part, Jean Thomson, wife of the said party of the first part of the second part and Leonard Johnson of the township, county and Province aforesaid, yeoman of the third part; whereby the said party of the first part in consideration of the sum of three hundred and seventy five pounds of lawful money of Canada then paid by the said party of the first part did grant unto the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns forever, All and singular that certain parcel or tract of land situate lying and being in the Township of Pelham i nthe County of Welland in the said Province containing by admeasurement seventy acres be the same more or less and is ? and described as Lot number twenty in the eleventh concession of Pelham aforesaid commencing .... .... ; which said Indenture is witnessed by Leonard Haney of Pelham aforesaid yeoman ... ; Signed: Leonard J. Haney
  • Residence: 23 November 1854; Conc 9 Lot 4, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (382) show that Thomas Thomson purchased 50 acres, east half of Conc 9, Lot 4 from The Canada Company for 150 pounds. The Instrument was Registered Feb 13, 1855.
  • Note*: before September 1858; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; " ... There were 6 children in Grandpa's family, 3 boys - Grandpa, Uncle Tommy and one named Simon who died at 27 years of age while they lived down the country (at Pelham I guess); 3 girls - Mrs. Wells, Mrs. Haney and Mrs. McGlashen. ... " from Thomson letter, pg. 2 (Grandpa is Simon Thomson)

Family: Jane "Jean" Muir b. 1798, d. 1861

Citations

  1. Simon in land documents. Simeon in Tom's early info.

Jane "Jean" Muir1

F, #2957, b. 1798, d. 1861
  • Birth*: 1798; Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Per 1881 Census. Per Tom Parkinson email, Jan. 22, 2002
  • Marriage*: before 1818; Orkney, Scotland; Principal=Simon Thomson
  • Death*: 1861; Bidulph Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario; Per Tom Parkinson email, Jan. 22, 2002
  • Married Name: before 1818; Thomson
  • Immigration*: 1845; Ontario; " ... In 1845 this young couple bade farewell to their native land and embarked on a sailing vessel for a new land. With them came their parents. ... " (the your couple is William and Mary and the parents are Simon and Jane, from "The Story of Our Grandparents")
  • Census: 1851; Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; Age 55 at 1851 Census: see Simon Thomson2
  • Occupation*: 1851; Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario; Seamstress - per 1851 Census.
  • Census*: April 1881; Blanshard Twp., South Perth Co., Ontario; Age 83 at 1881 Census: see Thomas Thomson3

Family: Simon Thomson b. 5 May 1782, d. 12 Nov 1858

  • Marriage*: before 1818; Orkney, Scotland; Principal=Simon Thomson

Citations

  1. Called Jean in Land Registry Deed in Pelham.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 69.
  3. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 83.

Thomas Fotheringham

M, #2958, b. 22 December 1786, d. 22 July 1869
  • Birth*: 22 December 1786; Sanday, Orkney, Scotland; Date per Burial.
  • Marriage*: 1817; Sanday, Orkney Islands, Scotland; Date per 1861 Census.; Principal=Mary Thomson
  • Death*: 22 July 1869; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.: Name: Thomas Fotheringham; Died: July 22, 1869; Age: 81 yrs 7 mo.; Born: Scotland; Occ.: farmer, Blanshard; Cause: old age; Dr. ford; Inf.: William Fotheringham; Reg'd.: Dec 31 1870; Rel.: Pres.; Reg'r.: William Wilson
    Per Burial.1
  • Burial*: 24 July 1869; Granton Cemetery, Biddulph Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario; Cemetery Transcription: Thomas Fotheringham; Infant son of William; and Janet Fotheringham; Born 1869 Died 1869; Thomas Fotheringham; Born Dec 22 1786; Died July 22 1869; His Wife Mary Thomson; Born Mar 5 1798; Died May 15 1876; Natives of Sanday, Orkney, Scotland (Granton Cemetery, Ontario Archives, pg. 6, Row 9, Plot d)
  • Census: 1841; Arise, St. Nicholas Parish, Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland; 1841 Census at "Arise?", St. Nicholas Parish, Stronsay (Per Whitton File, March 4, 2002.)
  • Immigration*: 1844; Ontario; Immigration to Canada 1844 - per 1901 Census, son William.
  • Note*: 1845; Emigrated from Orkney to Blanshard, Canada, 1845 (Per Whitton File, March 4, 2002.)
  • Residence*: 1851; Conc 1 Lot 15, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario; Residence at 1851 Census: Conc 1, Lot 15 & Conc 2, Lot 15 - 150 acres
  • Census: 1851; West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario; Age 66 at 1851 Census: Fotheringham, Thomas, 66, b. Scot., U. Pres., farmer, married; Mary, 55, b. Scot., U. Pres., married; William, 23, b. Scot., U. Pres., farmer, single; David, 19, b. Scot., U. Pres., school teacher; Andrew, 16, b. Scot.; Janet, 14, B. Scot. (Conc 1, Lot 15, Conc 2, Lot 15, 150 acres)2
  • Residence: 11 July 1854; Conc 8 Lot 19, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (324) show that Thomas Fotheringham purchased 100 acres in Lot 19, Concession 8, Blanshard Twp. from the Canada Company.
  • Census*: April 1861; Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario; Age 74 at 1861 Census: see William Fotheringham (son)3

Family: Mary Thomson b. 5 Mar 1798, d. 18 May 1876

  • Marriage*: 1817; Sanday, Orkney Islands, Scotland; Date per 1861 Census.; Principal=Mary Thomson

Citations

  1. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, 006728 - 1870.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 66.
  3. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 74.

James Hourston

M, #2959, b. 15 September 1830, d. 7 February 1919
  • Birth*: 15 September 1830; Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland; Date Sep 15 1830 per GEDCOM of Thomas Pond, Sep 4 2006. Date 1830 per Christening.1,2
  • Christening: 17 October 1830; Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland; Date Oct 17 1830 & location Papa Westray per IGI Record.1
  • Marriage*: 25 November 1851; Papa Westray, Okney Islands, Scotland; Date Nov 25 1851 per GEDCOM of Thomas Pond, Sep 4 2006. per GEDCOM of Margaret Miller, Sep 4 2006.; Principal=Margaret Harcus2
  • Death*: 7 February 1919; Date 1919 per Hourston tree sent to me by Tom Parkinson, 2006.

Family: Margaret Harcus b. 14 Dec 1830, d. 1910

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Margaret Harcus

F, #2960, b. 14 December 1830, d. 1910
  • Birth*: 14 December 1830; Gowrie, Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland; Date Dec 14 1830 & location Gowrie, Papa Westray per GEDCOM of Margaret Miller, Sep 4 2006.1
  • Marriage*: 25 November 1851; Papa Westray, Okney Islands, Scotland; Date Nov 25 1851 per GEDCOM of Thomas Pond, Sep 4 2006. per GEDCOM of Margaret Miller, Sep 4 2006.; Principal=James Hourston1
  • Death*: 1910; Date 1910 per Hourston tree sent to me by Tom Parkinson, 2006.
  • Married Name: 25 November 1851; Hourston

Family: James Hourston b. 15 Sep 1830, d. 7 Feb 1919

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

James Hourston

M, #2961, b. 21 January 1792, d. 8 October 1860
  • Birth*: 21 January 1792; Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland; "James HOURSTON (M).. C: 21 Jan 1792 Father: William HOURSTON Westray And Papa Westray, Orkney, Mother: Margaret LEASK Scotland" from Hourston.txt, Births, www.cursiter.com, Sep 4 2006. Date 1792 per Christening.1
  • Christening: 21 January 1792; Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland; Date Jan 21 1792 & location Papa Westray per IGI Record.1
  • Marriage*: 9 November 1820; Westray and Papa Westray, Orkneys, Scotland; "Margaret DREVER (F); M: 9 Nov 1820; Spouse: James HOURSTON; Westray And Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland" from cursiter.com
    ; Principal=Margaret Drever
  • Death*: 8 October 1860; Orkneys, Scotland; Date Oct 8 1860 per Hourston tree sent to me by Tom Parkinson, 2006.
  • Note*: circa 1793; Thomas Pond's GEDCOM shows James Hourston's parents to be James Hourston and Elizabeth Smith.2

Family: Margaret Drever b. 1796, d. 27 Jan 1876

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Margaret Drever

F, #2962, b. 1796, d. 27 January 1876
  • Birth*: 1796; Orkneys, Scotland; Date 1796 per Hourston tree sent to me by Tom Parkinson, 2006.
  • Marriage*: 9 November 1820; Westray and Papa Westray, Orkneys, Scotland; "Margaret DREVER (F); M: 9 Nov 1820; Spouse: James HOURSTON; Westray And Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland" from cursiter.com
    ; Principal=James Hourston
  • Death*: 27 January 1876; Orkneys, Scotland; Date Jan 27 1876 per Hourston tree sent to me by Tom Parkinson, 2006.
  • Married Name: 9 November 1820; Hourston

Family: James Hourston b. 21 Jan 1792, d. 8 Oct 1860

James Harcus

M, #2963, b. 1794, d. before 1851
  • Birth*: 1794; Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland; Date 1794 & location Papa Westray per GEDCOM of Margaret Miller, Sep 4 2006.1
  • Marriage*: before 1830; Orkney Islands, Scotland; per GEDCOM of Margaret Miller, Sep 4 2006.; Principal=Ann ?1
  • Death*: before 1851; Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland; per GEDCOM of Margaret Miller, Sep 4 2006.1

Family: Ann ? b. b 1810

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Ann ?

F, #2964, b. before 1810
  • Birth*: before 1810
  • Marriage*: before 1830; Orkney Islands, Scotland; per GEDCOM of Margaret Miller, Sep 4 2006.; Principal=James Harcus1
  • Married Name: before 1830; Harcus

Family: James Harcus b. 1794, d. b 1851

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

William Hourston

M, #2965, b. before 1760
  • Birth*: before 1760; Scotland
  • Marriage*: before 1780; Scotland; Principal=Margaret Leask

Family: Margaret Leask b. b 1760

Margaret Leask1

F, #2966, b. before 1760
  • Birth*: before 1760; Scotland
  • Marriage*: before 1780; Scotland; Principal=William Hourston
  • Married Name: before 1780; Hourston

Family: William Hourston b. b 1760

Citations

  1. Surname per IGI Record. Was Teach??

Thomas Hourston

M, #2967, b. before 24 October 1823, d. 1899
  • Birth*: before 24 October 1823; Papa Westray, Orkneys, Scotland; Per Christening.
  • Christening: 24 October 1823; Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland; IGI Record.
  • Marriage*: after 1843; Principal=Ann Davidson
  • Death*: 1899

Family: Ann Davidson b. b 1823

Ann Davidson

F, #2968, b. before 1823
  • Married Name: after 1843; Hourston

Family: Thomas Hourston b. b 24 Oct 1823, d. 1899

James Hourston

M, #2969, b. 1846

Family: Ann Harrison Moorehead b. b 1846