Lewis Wallbridge1

M, #45018, b. 27 November 1816, d. 27 October 1887
  • Birth*: 27 November 1816; Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; Date Nov 27 1816 per Wikipedia. Date Nov 27 1816 per GEDCOM of Rod Stuart, Sep 16, 2005. "When Elijah Wallbridge came from the United States to Canada in 1800, he bought two thousand acres of land in Ameliasburgh, and gave each of his five sons a three-hundred acres farm. One of the sons, William, later purchased a large tract of land in what would become Belleville, including the William Street property. He and his wife, Mary Everett, also purchased the White House, one of the first buildings in what was then Meyers' Creek - a frame house at Front and Dundas Streets that had been owned by Mrs. Simpson, proprietor of Simpson's Tavern. It became the Wallbridge's home and later that of their son, Hon. Lewis Wallbridge, who became Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the United Canadas in the days just preceding Confederation." from "Homesteads: Early buidlings and families from Kingston to Toronto" by Margaret McBurney and Mary Byers, 1979, pg. 1151,2,3
  • Death*: 27 October 1887; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Date Oct 20 1887 & location Winnipeg, Manitoba per Wikipedia. Date Oct 27 1887 per GEDCOM of Rod Stuart, Sep 16, 2005.1
  • Note*: 1839; Upper Canada Bar, Ontario; "Lewis Wallbridge (November 27, 1816 – October 20, 1887) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Canada West. In 1882, he was appointed Chief Justice of Manitoba. He was born in Belleville in 1816. He studied at Upper Canada College, articled in law and was called to the bar in 1839. In 1855, he became a Queen's Counsel. In 1857, he was elected to represent Hastings South in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada. He supported representation by population and opposed government subsidies to the Grand Trunk Railway. He was re-elected in 1861 and 1863. He was chosen as solicitor general in the 1863 government led by John Sandfield Macdonald and Antoine-Aimé Dorion and was chosen as speaker for the 8th Parliament of the Province of Canada. His brother, Thomas Campbell Wallbridge, represented Hastings North from 1863 to 1867. He did not run for election in 1867 and was an unsuccessful candidate in Hastings West in 1878. He was a director of the Bank of Upper Canada from 1862 to 1865. He died in Winnipeg in 1887." from Wikipedia - Lewis Wallbridge.3
  • Note: 1 September 1864; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Note: 1867; Belleville, Ontario; "WALLBRIDGE, LEWIS, lawyer, politician, and judge; b. 27 Nov. 1816 at Belleville, Upper Canada, son of William Wallbridge and Mary Everett; d. unmarried 20 Oct. 1887 at Winnipeg, Man. Lewis Wallbridge’s paternal great-uncle and grandfather had settled in the Bay of Quinte area in Upper Canada around the turn of the century and considered themselves New England loyalists. His father was a farmer, trader, and lumber merchant in Belleville. Lewis first attended Dr Benjamin Workman’s school in Montreal for two years and from 1831 and 1833 studied at Upper Canada College in York (Toronto). He articled briefly in Belleville and then in the Toronto office of Robert Baldwin*. Called to the bar in 1839, he began to practise law in Belleville, taking mainly land, chancery, and criminal cases. In 1855 he became an elected member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the next year a qc. After running unsuccessfully for Hastings South in the election of 1854, as a moderate Reformer against Clear Grit Billa Flint*, Wallbridge won the seat in 1857 against a Conservative candidate. In the second campaign he advocated representation by population, national education, and the promotion of free enterprise by curtailing aid to the Grand Trunk Railway and by opening the northwest to competitive commerce; the Toronto Globe was pleased with his win. Wallbridge used his influence to secure moderate delegates from the Belleville area for the Reform convention of 1859, which he himself did not attend. Particularly dedicated to the issues of rep by pop and retrenchment rather than the more radical aspects of the Reform programme, he was not unfriendly towards John A. Macdonald* personally; many of his colleagues in the assembly he regarded as “babblers” given to longwinded theoretical speeches. He was reluctant to run again in 1861 and only did so, it was alleged, to keep the seat out of the hands of a government not dedicated to rep by pop. Like George Brown*, he was ambivalent towards John Sandfield Macdonald*’s first Reform ministry in May 1862, which supported the double majority principle, and in 1863 he absented himself from the vote on the government-sponsored bill introduced by Richard William Scott* extending separate schools. However, in May 1863 he joined other moderate Reformers in the reconstructed ministry of Sandfield Macdonald and Antoine-Aimé Dorion*, becoming solicitor general for Canada West. He was re-elected in August 1863 with a stress in his campaign once more on retrenchment and liberal capitalism and on prohibition and sabbatarian regulations. When the house met, the premier enthusiastically proposed him as speaker. Immediately the former speaker, Joseph-Édouard Turcotte*, led a noisy outburst accusing Wallbridge of being anti-Catholic and anti-French. The majority of Lower Canadians opposed the nomination but it was successful thanks to support from the Upper Canadian Reformers. Although John A. Macdonald and most Conservatives had voted against him, the Conservative Daily British Whig of Kingston described the new speaker as a “sensible, intelligent man . . . perhaps the best man the Grit party could have chosen,” one who was really “a Conservative at heart.” He was retained as speaker during the administration of Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché* and John A. Macdonald, formed in 1864, and during the “Great Coalition” later that year.
    Wallbridge was the last speaker for the Province of Canada, presiding with tact, skill, and firmness over the stormy debates in 1865 leading to confederation. During the time of coalition, although still a Reformer, he increased his ties with John A. Macdonald, and he carried considerable influence with Macdonald in local patronage. In June 1867 Wallbridge made it clear that, with rep by pop now secured, he would not follow Brown into Reform opposition but would support the continuing coalition led by Macdonald. He did not run in the 1867 elections, a decision influenced by his desire to avoid confrontation with his anti-confederate and dedicated Grit brother, Thomas Campbell Wallbridge, member for Hastings North from 1863 to 1867. Ten years later, in 1877, he announced his candidacy as a Conservative in Hastings West for the federal contest of 1878. He believed his election would be a mere formality, but the Catholic vote was against him and many old Conservatives viewed with bitterness his earlier Reform connections. Although he helped successful candidates in neighbouring ridings, he himself was defeated. Afterwards he often wrote to Macdonald, passing on “what the country folk think.” His private life prospered. He had served as a director of the Bank of Upper Canada from 1862 until 1865, and had the largest and most respected legal practice in the Belleville area. By 1880 he was being described as “one of the oldest and most prominent barristers . . . in the province of Ontario.” Now a noted gentleman farmer, he was elected that year as 2nd vice-president of the newly formed Beekeepers’ Association. Wallbridge was an active member of the Church of England, but he served on the senate of the Episcopal Methodists’ Albert College, where in 1869 his brother had established the professorship of mining and agriculture.
    In December 1882 Wallbridge was named chief justice of Manitoba by the John A. Macdonald government although he had never held a judicial appointment. Justice Minister Sir Alexander Campbell* defended this action on the grounds of Wallbridge’s familiarity with Manitoba lawyers, many of whom had come from Ontario, and of his extensive knowledge of legal matters relating to land which were important in Manitoba. Mackenzie Bowell*, who had been defeated by Thomas Campbell Wallbridge in Hastings North in 1863 and then defeated him in 1867, was far from convinced and wrote bitterly to Macdonald, referring to Lewis’ “extreme egotism.” However, Wallbridge left Belleville with glowing testimonials, including some from local French Canadians to whom he emphasized that he would uphold everyone’s “perfect equality” before the law.
    In Manitoba, Wallbridge quickly secured the respect of the legal profession. He continued to act as a local informant for Sir John A. Macdonald and tried to calm the sometimes stormy relations between Conservative premier John Norquay and the prime minister. In 1886 he served, with some initial reluctance, as the royal commissioner investigating charges of corruption against the Manitoba premier; in his report he exonerated Norquay of any personal wrongdoing. Wallbridge died the following year and was buried in Belleville. Bruce W. Hodgins; AO, Wallbridge family papers. PAC, MG 26, A. Canada Law Journal, new ser., 18 (1882): 429; 23 (1887): 361–62. Man., Legislative Assembly, Journals, 1886: 189–95. Daily British Whig, 14 Aug. 1863. Globe, 1882, 1887. Hastings Chronicle (Belleville, Ont.), 1857, 1861, 1867. Intelligencer (Belleville), 1880, 1887. Canadian biog. dict., I: 185–86. Cyclopædia of Canadian biog. (Rose, 1888), 374. Illustrated historical atlas of the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward, Ont. (Toronto, 1878; repr. Belleville, 1972). G. E. Boyce, Historic Hastings (Belleville, 1967)." from Dictionary of Canadian Biography - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/wallbridge_lewis_11E.html

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S61] Unknown compiler, Homesteads.
  3. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.

Philip Zwick Sr.1

M, #45019, b. circa 1756, d. 19 November 1833
  • Birth*: circa 1756; Zwickau, Germany; per IGI Record.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1788; U.S.A.; "Zwick had arrived in Canada shortly after the Revolutionary War with his wife Elizabeth, and for a time settled in Fredericksburgh. Early records sho that their son Charles was born there in 1789." from "Homesteads: Early buildings and families from Kingston to Toronto" by Margaret McBurley and Mary Byers, 1979, pg. 116-117
    per IGI Record.; Principal=Elizabeth ?2
  • Death*: 19 November 1833; Dundas St., Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; "Philip Zwick lived on Dundas Street until his death in 1833. The house was left to another son, George. ... The house over looks the Bay of Quinte and Zwick's Island on the south." from "Homesteads: Early buildings and families from Kingston to Toronto", by Margaret McBurney and Mary Byers, 1979, pg. 117
    per IGI Record.1,2
  • Residence: 1795; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; "It is not certain where the Zwick family lived when they first came to the district but they knew John Chisholm as early as 1795." from "Homesteads: Early buildings and families from Kingston to Toronto", by Margaret McBurney and Mary Byers, 1979, pg. 1162
  • Residence*: 1817; Conc 2 Lot 1, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; "At the western end of Belleville are three houses built quite ealry in the last century. The oldest part of the stone house at 153 Dundas Street West was erected by John Chisholm, of whom little is known except that he served as an officer during the War of 1812. the Crown granted him two hundred acres in 1798 and he probably built his house shortly after that date. In 1817, all his property was sold to Philip Zwick, a Loyalist." from "Homesteads: Early buildings and families from Kingston to Toronto", by Margaret McBurney and Mary Byers, 1979, pg. 116
    Note: Not sure this applies to the right man or location. This John Chisholm had land and at Conc 2, Lot 1 which may not be 153 Dundas Street???1

Family: Elizabeth ? b. c 1779, d. c 1830

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S61] Unknown compiler, Homesteads.

Elizabeth ?1

F, #45020, b. circa 1779, d. circa 1830
  • Birth*: circa 1779; New York, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1788; U.S.A.; "Zwick had arrived in Canada shortly after the Revolutionary War with his wife Elizabeth, and for a time settled in Fredericksburgh. Early records sho that their son Charles was born there in 1789." from "Homesteads: Early buildings and families from Kingston to Toronto" by Margaret McBurley and Mary Byers, 1979, pg. 116-117
    per IGI Record.; Principal=Philip Zwick Sr.2
  • Death*: circa 1830; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1
  • Married Name: circa 1788; Zwick1

Family: Philip Zwick Sr. b. c 1756, d. 19 Nov 1833

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S61] Unknown compiler, Homesteads.

Philip Zwick Jr.1

M, #45021, b. 1793, d. 1880
  • Birth*: 1793; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario; "They soon moved to Meyers' Creek, however, for the baptismal records there list "Philip, son of Filip and Elizabet Zwick, Baptized Thurlow township, March 3, 1796." per IGI Record.1,2
  • Death*: 1880; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S61] Unknown compiler, Homesteads.

Charles Zwick1

M, #45022, b. 1789
  • Birth*: 1789; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario; "Zwick had arrived in Canada shortly after the Revolutionary War with his wife Elizabeth, and for a time settled in Fredericksburgh. Early records sho that their son Charles was born there in 1789." from "Homesteads: Early buildings and families from Kingston to Toronto" by Margaret McBurley and Mary Byers, 1979, pg. 116-117
    per IGI Record.1,2

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S61] Unknown compiler, Homesteads.

Maria Zwick1

F, #45023, b. circa 1802
  • Birth*: circa 1802; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Katherine Zwick1

F, #45025, b. circa 1798
  • Birth*: circa 1798; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Ann Zwick1

F, #45026, b. circa 1796
  • Birth*: circa 1796; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Pheobe Zwick1

F, #45027, b. circa 1794
  • Birth*: circa 1794; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Affa Magdalene Zwick1

F, #45028, b. circa 1792
  • Birth*: circa 1792; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario; per IGI Record. Location Fred. from "Homesteads: Early buildings and families from Kingston to Toronto", by Margaret McBurney and Mary Byers, 1979, pg. 1161,2

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S61] Unknown compiler, Homesteads.

Almeda Zwick1

F, #45029, b. 1826
  • Birth*: 1826; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

William H. Zwick1

M, #45030, b. 1843
  • Birth*: 1843; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Helen Zwick1

F, #45031, b. 1844
  • Birth*: 1844; Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

George Wellington Zwick1

M, #45032, b. 23 May 1841
  • Birth*: 23 May 1841; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

John Zwick1

M, #45033, b. 21 June 1860, d. 3 July 1863
  • Birth*: 21 June 1860; Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1
  • Death*: 3 July 1863; Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Sarah Jane Hogle1

F, #45034, b. 18 February 1840, d. 18 February 1881
  • Birth*: 18 February 1840; Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1
  • Marriage*: 8 March 1854; Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.; Principal=James Zwick1
  • Death*: 18 February 1881; Hannibal, Marion Co., Missouri, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.1
  • Married Name: 8 March 1854; Zwick1

Family: James Zwick b. 13 Jul 1830, d. 4 Oct 1881

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Frank Cerian Zwick1

M, #45035, b. 19 June 1861, d. 20 December 1918
  • Birth*: 19 June 1861; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1
  • Marriage*: 20 December 1888; Palmyra, Marion Co., Missouri, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.; Principal=Fanny Evalina Lane1
  • Death*: 20 December 1918; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.1

Family: Fanny Evalina Lane b. 13 Sep 1865, d. 10 May 1945

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Fanny Evalina Lane1

F, #45036, b. 13 September 1865, d. 10 May 1945
  • Birth*: 13 September 1865; Hannibal, Marion Co., Missouri, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.1
  • Marriage*: 20 December 1888; Palmyra, Marion Co., Missouri, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.; Principal=Frank Cerian Zwick1
  • Death*: 10 May 1945; San Bernardino, California, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.1
  • Married Name: 20 December 1888; Zwick1

Family: Frank Cerian Zwick b. 19 Jun 1861, d. 20 Dec 1918

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Minnie Alma Zwick1

F, #45037, b. 28 June 1857, d. 13 October 1916
  • Birth*: 28 June 1857; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1
  • Death*: 13 October 1916; La Plata, Missouri, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Everett Edgar Zwick1

M, #45038, b. 19 August 1867, d. 1 April 1915
  • Birth*: 19 August 1867; Bucklin, Lynn Co., Missouri, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.1
  • Death*: 1 April 1915; El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.