Margaret Isabella Richardson1

F, #75689, b. 1831, d. 8 November 1883
  • Birth*: 1831; Kingston Twp., Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; Date 1831 & location Kingston per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010. per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1849; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=John Hamilton Roaf1
  • Death*: 8 November 1883; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010. per family tree of jefftowers23 on ancestry.ca, Oct 4, 2018.1,2
  • Married Name: circa 1849; Roaf1
  • Note*: circa 1855; King and Bay Streets, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; “Mr. Dennis made a will but owing to the property not being sufficiently described, it was necessary to have a petition deed between the heirs of John Dennis, whereby the property on the south-west corner of King and Bay streets, became the property of Rebecca Richards, the wife of the late Bishop Richardson, and daughter of the late John Dennis. Through her it became the property of the late Mrs. M. I. Roaf, and is now owned by William Roaf. Mr. Dennis, in his life-time, conveyed 40 ft. on the west side of Bay street, commencing 57ft. 9 inches south of King street, to one McPhail, who erected a chapel on said property, which stood there for many years. The property subsequently passed into the hands of Mr. Dickson, who erected the present building. The National club building came from Mr. Dennis to Martha Bryant, who sold it to the late Bishop Richardson, and this also became the property of the late Mrs. Roaf. The property on the south side of King street west, as far as Stovel’s building, belong to Messrs. William and James R. Roaf. The land on which Stovel’s building stands belongs to Dr. Richardson, and the land on which the block of buildings to the west of Stovel’s building stands, belongs to Thomas Johnston, whose mother was a daughter of the late John Dennis. The property from the south-west corner of King and Bay street to the south line of the National Club is owned by Wm. Roaf." from Landmarks of Toronto, Volume 1, Page 239.3

Family: John Hamilton Roaf b. c 1828, d. 29 Aug 1870

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  3. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.

John Hamilton Roaf1

M, #75690, b. circa 1828, d. 29 August 1870
  • Birth*: circa 1828; England; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1849; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Margaret Isabella Richardson1
  • Death*: 29 August 1870; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.1

Family: Margaret Isabella Richardson b. 1831, d. 8 Nov 1883

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

John Dennis1

M, #75691, b. 1758, d. 25 August 1832
  • Birth*: 1758; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.; Date 1760 per Findagrave. "DENNIS, JOHN, shipbuilder; b. 1758 in Pennsylvania, son of Henry Dennis and Martha Lynn; m. 1781 Martha McLaney, a widow, in New York City, and they had five children; d. 25 Aug. 1832 in York (Toronto), Upper Canada." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/dennis_john_6E.html
    per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.1,2,3
  • Marriage*: 1781; New York, U.S.A.; Date 1781 per Dict. of Cdn. BIOs. per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Martha Brown1,2
  • Death*: 25 August 1832; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "John Dennis spent the rest of his life at York, where he had acquired property. He continued building ships – out of financial necessity, he said in 1826. He took an active interest in local and
    provincial politics, aligning himself with the reformers and voting for Robert Baldwin* in the election of 1830. His long and useful life came to a close in the summer of 1832 when he fell victim
    to the cholera epidemic then ravaging the province. His grandson, John Stoughton Dennis*, was Canada’s first surveyor general." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/dennis_john_6E.html
    per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.1,2
  • Burial*: 27 August 1832; Riverside Cemetery, Etobicoke, York Co., Upper Canada; Memorial: U. E. Loyalist; John Dennis, son; Born Penn. 1760 Died York 1832; Martha Brown, wife; Born 1769 - Died 1857 (Riverside Cemetery, Etobicoke, from Findagrave.)
    Findagrave: Name: John Dennis; Birth: 1760; Death: 1832 (aged 71-72); Burial: Riverside Cemetery and Crematorium, Etobicoke; ID: 116824439 (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116824439)3
  • Residence*: June 1778; New York, New York, U.S.A.; "The Dennises were a prosperous family of Philadelphia Quakers. During the American revolution Henry Dennis, a shipbuilder, sided with the British. Consequently, when the British evacuated Philadelphia in June 1778, the family fled to New York City where Henry and John Dennis found work refitting and re-equipping British ships. Dennis quickly tired, as he later put it, of “his Father’s peaceable employment” and joined the British army. He saw action at the taking of St Lucia in December 1778, contracting a fever there which left him with a game left leg and thus rendered him “incapable of Hard service.” He returned to New York and shipbuilding." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/dennis_john_6E.html2
  • Immigration*: 1795; New Brunswick; "UNITED EMPIRE LOYALIST; The orginal information on the Dennis Families was shared with me by Holly Adams hollymckenzie@hush.com But I found more on a few spouses and have added to what she had.
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=36952&query=john%20AND%20dennis; Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online; DENNIS, JOHN, shipbuilder; b. 1758 in Pennsylvania, son of Henry Dennis and Martha Lynn; m. 1781 Martha McLaney, a widow, in New York City, and they had five children; d. 25 Aug. 1832 in York (Toronto), Upper Canada.; The Dennises were a prosperous family of Philadelphia Quakers. During the American revolution Henry Dennis, a shipbuilder, sided with the British. Consequently, when the British evacuated Philadelphia in June 1778, the family fled to New York City where Henry and John Dennis found work refitting and re-equipping British ships. Dennis quickly tired, as he later put it, of “his Father’s peaceable employment” and joined the British army. He saw action at the taking of St Lucia in December 1778, contracting a fever there which left him with a game left leg and thus rendered him “incapable of Hard service.” He returned to New York and shipbuilding.; After his father’s death in 1782, Dennis emigrated with his young family, eventually settling in New Brunswick. In 1795, when fire destroyed their property, Dennis moved to Alexandria, Va. The following year he was back in British territory, attracted to Upper Canada by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe*, who wanted him to build gunboats. Just west of York, at the mouth of the Humber River, Dennis established his stocks and turned out ships, among them the government schooner Toronto, which the Upper Canada Gazette deemed in 1799 “one of the handsomest vessels, of her size, that ever swam upon the Ontario.”; Dennis’s evident talents won him the position of master shipbuilder at the government dockyards in Kingston. Receiving the appointment in January 1803, he filled it for some ten years and, during his tenure, he built a number of naval vessels. In the summer of 1812, after war had broken out with the United States, he was transferred back to York to complete a ship under construction there. When the Americans seized the provincial capital in April 1813, they destroyed the ship. The Provincial Marine decided to close the vulnerable York yard and offered Dennis a post back at Kingston. He refused, however, because he did not wish to be subordinate to recently arrived Royal Navy personnel. He was dismissed from service.; Undeniably, Dennis’s work had given satisfaction, but his talents were not of such a high order that he could dictate his rank. In fact, he had some blemishes on his record. Though he described himself as a “naturally diffident” person, he had had several confrontations with colleagues. In 1806, during an unseemly affair at Kingston involving missing material, he was criticized by a panel of inquiry for eagerly making unfounded charges against others. Later, at York, his bickering with a draftsman reached the ear of the commander-in-chief, Sir George Prevost*, who determined to “get rid” of him. Having been persuaded that Dennis was not at fault, Prevost relented in September 1813. Still, by this time, the builder had proven himself a difficult fellow, and there could not have been much hesitation among officials in releasing him. Dennis felt hard done by, and must have relished the opportunity soon afforded of reminding his ungrateful former employers of the value of his work. In 1814 the military approached Dennis, the only competent person available, to build gunboats at Penetanguishene. Though unemployed at the time, he declined the offer, explaining that skilled workmen would not be available there.; John Dennis spent the rest of his life at York, where he had acquired property. He continued building ships – out of financial necessity, he said in 1826. He took an active interest in local and provincial politics, aligning himself with the reformers and voting for Robert Baldwin* in the election of 1830. His long and useful life came to a close in the summer of 1832 when he fell victim to the cholera epidemic then ravaging the province. His grandson, John Stoughton Dennis*, was Canada’s first surveyor general." per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines (its_sonia@outlook.com) Feb 7 2017.1
  • Residence: 1796; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "After his father’s death in 1782, Dennis emigrated with his young family, eventually settling in New Brunswick. In 1795, when fire destroyed their property, Dennis moved to Alexandria, Va. The following year he was back in British territory, attracted to Upper Canada by Lieutenant Governor
    John Graves Simcoe*, who wanted him to build gunboats. Just west of York, at the mouth of the Humber River, Dennis established his stocks and turned out ships, among them the government schooner Toronto, which the Upper Canada Gazette deemed in 1799 “one of the handsomest vessels, of her size, that ever swam upon the Ontario.”" from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/dennis_john_6E.html2
  • Residence: 1799; York, York Co., Upper Canada; Built the schooner Toronto at his shipyards west of York. Normally called the Toronto Yacht, it was used a lot by Lieutenant Governor Peter Hunter as it was more comfortable than the gun boats. (see BIO - Dict. Cdn. BIOs)2

Family: Martha Brown b. 1769, d. 1857

  • Marriage*: 1781; New York, U.S.A.; Date 1781 per Dict. of Cdn. BIOs. per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Martha Brown1,2

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S129] Dictionary Cdn BIOs, online unknown url.
  3. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.

Martha Brown1,2,3,4

F, #75692, b. 1769, d. 1857
  • Birth*: 1769; Date 1769 per Findagrave. per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.2,4
  • Marriage*: 1781; New York, U.S.A.; Date 1781 per Dict. of Cdn. BIOs. per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=John Dennis2,3
  • Death*: 1857; Toronto, York Co., Canada West; Date 1857 per Findagrave.4
  • Burial*: 1857; Riverside Cemetery, Etobicoke, York Co., Canada West; Memorial: U. E. Loyalist; John Dennis, son; Born Penn. 1760 Died York 1832; Martha Brown, wife; Born 1769 - Died 1857 (Riverside Cemetery, Etobicoke, from Findagrave.)4
  • Married Name: 1781; Dennis2

Family: John Dennis b. 1758, d. 25 Aug 1832

Citations

  1. Martha Brown per Findagrave. Martha McLaney per Dict. Cdn. BIOS. Martha Brown .. per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S129] Dictionary Cdn BIOs, online unknown url.
  4. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.

Sarah Jane Richardson1

F, #75693, b. circa 1824
  • Birth*: circa 1824; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Date 1825 & location Brighton per family tree of jefftowers23 on ancestry.ca, Oct 4, 2018. per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1,2

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Joseph Dennis Richardson1

M, #75694, b. October 1828, d. 30 June 1830
  • Birth*: October 1828; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010. per family tree of jefftowers23 on ancestry.ca, Oct 4, 2018.1,2
  • Death*: 30 June 1830; Grantham Twp., St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010. per family tree of jefftowers23 on ancestry.ca, Oct 4, 2018.1,2

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Unknown Richardson1

M, #75695, b. 4 October 1833, d. 5 October 1833
  • Birth*: 4 October 1833; York Twp., York, York Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Death*: 5 October 1833; York Twp., York, York Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Burial*: 5 October 1833; Potter's Field, York Twp., York, York Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Unknown Richardson1

M, #75696, b. 5 March 1835, d. 5 March 1835
  • Birth*: 5 March 1835; York Twp., Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Death*: 5 March 1835; York Twp., Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Burial*: 5 March 1835; Potter's Field, York Twp., Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Martha Richardson1

F, #75697, b. circa 1837, d. 22 December 1842
  • Birth*: circa 1837; Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Death*: 22 December 1842; Canada West; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Patrick Bryant1,2,3

M, #75698, b. 1744, d. before 1784
  • Birth*: 1744; Date 1744 per family tree of apriljb2 on ancestry.com, Jul 2 2013. per GEDCOM of Christina Straub, Aug 2 2010.2,4
  • Marriage*: 1771; "Sarah Ashmore married Patrick Bryant, and some of the Bryant descendants later came to Brighton." per email from Gerry Gray, March 5 2011. per GEDCOM of Christina Straub, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Sarah Ashmore2,3
  • Death*: before 1784; per GEDCOM of Christina Straub, Aug 2 2010.2

Family: Sarah Ashmore b. 1751, d. 1809

Citations

  1. Patfick Bryant per email from Gerry Gray, Mar 5 2011.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Mary Louisa McDonnell1

F, #75699, b. 1768, d. after 1853

  • Birth*: 1768; Quebec; Date 1768 & location Cda. F. per 1851 Census. per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1,2
  • Marriage*: 14 August 1809; Old St. George Church, Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Captain James R. Richardson Sr.1
  • Death*: after 1853; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; No Death Date per Memorial. Mary Richardson is age 83 in 1851 Census.3,2
  • Burial*: after 1853; Covell Grove Pioneer Cemetery, Gosport, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Memorial: (See Exhibit) James R. Richardson; Mary Louisa Richardson (Memorial Wall at Govell Grove Cemetery, Gosport, May 23 2011)3
  • Married Name: 14 August 1809; Richardson1
  • Residence*: 6 October 1831; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (2752 - Cramahe) show that James Richardson, Sr. willed 50 acres of Conc 1, Lot 1, East Part to his wife Mary L. Richardson, Inst. Date Oct 6 1831, Reg. Date Oct 9 1832. (Land Registry Abstract Indext Books, Brighton Village - Northumberland County Archives, Cobourg)4
  • Census*: 1839; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1839: Widow Richardson; 1 male over 16; 1 female under 16; 1 female over 16
  • Note*: 1845; Cramahe Twp., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; "In 1845 a Methodist Church was erected across the road from the residence of Mrs. Jas. E. Solomon. Mr. Wm. Butler gave the land, Isaiah Thayer the first $100 and an old lady calle Grandmother Richardson gave 100 acres of land vallues at $100." The Tobey Book, page 165, Brighton Public Library.
    Note: This is the first church where Trinity St. Andrew's United Church is today, at the south west corner of Prince Edward and Chapel St. Grandmother Richardson would be Mary Louisa (McDonnell) Richardson, the widow of James Richardson, Sr. whoc died in 1832.
    Also in the Tobey Book, on page 192, same info a little differently: "The Wesleyan Methodist Church was built in 1848. Pickfrd, in his History of United Lodge said that the Wesleyan Methodist Church was on land donated by Mr. Butler. The contractor was the father of Reverend Dr. Workman. Mrs. James E. Solomon in Brighton From Infancy said: My uncle, Isaiah Thayer, gave tghe first $100.00 and an old lady called "Grandmother Richardson" gave 100 acres of land valued at $100.00."5
  • Census: 1850; Northumberland Co., Canada West; Mary Richardson does not appear in 1848 or 1850 Census records for either Cramahe or Murray. She does appear in 1839 in Cramahe and 1851 in Brighton Twp.2
  • Census: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 83 at 1851 Census: Richardson, Mary, 83, b. Cda. F., WM, widow (1851 Census: Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., pg. 59 of 160, line 16 - ancestry.ca)(Note: Mary Richardson appears to be alone, Matthew Mills family is above and Richard Trenear family is below. Thadeus Ketchum and William Bowles are lower in the page, indicating the immediate village of Brighton.2

Family: Captain James R. Richardson Sr. b. 14 Oct 1758, d. 20 Sep 1832

  • Marriage*: 14 August 1809; Old St. George Church, Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Captain James R. Richardson Sr.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  5. [S54] Wilfred M. Sprung & Barbara Nyland, Tobey Book.
  6. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Mary Louisa Richardson1

F, #75700, b. circa 1810
  • Birth*: circa 1810; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

James Richardson1

M, #75701, b. circa 1734
  • Birth*: circa 1734; England; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: before 1755; England; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Elizabeth ?1

Family: Elizabeth ? b. 1735

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Elizabeth ?1

F, #75702, b. 1735
  • Birth*: 1735; England; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: before 1755; England; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=James Richardson1
  • Married Name: before 1755; Richardson1

Family: James Richardson b. c 1734

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Caroline M. Lyons1

F, #75703, b. circa 1812
  • Birth*: circa 1812; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1850; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=James Pollock1
  • Married Name: circa 1850; Pollock1

Family: James Pollock b. c 1810

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

James Pollock1

M, #75704, b. circa 1810
  • Birth*: circa 1810; Down Co., Ireland; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1850; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Caroline M. Lyons1

Family: Caroline M. Lyons b. c 1812

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

James Lyons1

M, #75705, b. circa 1814, d. 15 July 1898
  • Birth*: circa 1814; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Death*: 15 July 1898; St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.; " ... married, had two daughters .. " per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

John Lyons1

M, #75706, b. circa 1816
  • Birth*: circa 1816; Upper Canada; " .. Methodist Minister in the Erie Conference .. " per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1850; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=? ?1

Family: ? ? b. c 1818

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

? ?1

F, #75707, b. circa 1818
  • Birth*: circa 1818; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1850; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=John Lyons1
  • Married Name: circa 1850; Lyons1

Family: John Lyons b. c 1816

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Alice Lyons1

F, #75708, b. 11 November 1858
  • Birth*: 11 November 1858; Sheridan, Chautaugwa Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: 14 February 1884; Sheridan, New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Calyton L. Ensign1
  • Married Name: 14 February 1884; Ensign1

Family: Calyton L. Ensign b. 3 May 1860

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.