Rachel McCaskell1

F, #75675, b. circa 1845
  • Birth*: circa 1845; per marriage reg'n. of son Allen Edward Maybee.1
  • Marriage*: before 1870; per marriage reg'n. of son Allen Edward Maybee.; Principal=William H. Maybee1
  • Married Name: before 1870; Maybee1

Family: William H. Maybee b. c 1845

Citations

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

William Lyons1

M, #75676, b. circa 1800
  • Birth*: circa 1800; per marriage reg'n. of son John Lyons.1
  • Marriage*: before 1830; per marriage reg'n. of son John Lyons.; Principal=Elizabeth Doughty1

Family: Elizabeth Doughty b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Elizabeth Doughty1

F, #75677, b. circa 1800
  • Birth*: circa 1800; per marriage reg'n. of son John Lyons.1
  • Marriage*: before 1830; per marriage reg'n. of son John Lyons.; Principal=William Lyons1
  • Married Name: before 1830; Lyons1

Family: William Lyons b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Jared Lyons1

M, #75678, b. circa 1880
  • Birth*: circa 1880; Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of his father John Lyons.1

Citations

  1. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Captain James R. Richardson Sr.1,2,3

M, #75679, b. 14 October 1758, d. 20 September 1832

  • Birth*: 14 October 1758; Near Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England; Date Oct 14 1758 & location Horncastle Dist., Lincolnshire, England per family tree of James Pollock on ancestry.ca, Oct 4 2018. Date 1759 & location Near Horcastle, Lincolnshire, England per GEDCOM of Christina Straub, Aug 2 2010. per Tobey Book.2,4,5
  • Marriage*: before 1789; Upper Canada; Date 1789 per family tree of James Pollock on ancestry.ca, Oct 4 2018. Sarah Ashmore wife of James Richardson per Tobey Book.; Principal=Sarah Ashmore2,5
  • Marriage*: 14 August 1809; Old St. George Church, Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Mary Louisa McDonnell4
  • Death*: 20 September 1832; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Presqu'ile Bay, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; The Tobey Book, pg. 83 shows "James Richardson, Sr. died in 1831 and was the original owner of all of Lot 1, Concession 1. He lived near the bay and was one of the petitioners in 1821 for the removal of the town of Newcastle to Gosport."
    Note: Date Sep 20 1832 & location Presqu'Ile per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.
    Date Sep 20 1832 & location Ont. per family tree of James Pollock on ancestry.ca, Oct 4 2018.2,4,5
  • Burial*: 22 September 1832; Covell Grove Pioneer Cemetery, Gosport, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) James R. Richardson; Mary Louisa Richardson (Memorial Wall at Govell Grove Cemetery, Gosport, May 23 2011)3
  • Note: 1782; "Note: There were two possible sets of parents living in Lincolnshire, Eng. at the time of James' birth: James and Elizabeth Richardson from near Grimsby, and Francis and Jane Richardson from near Boston. A James Richardson was Christened Oct. 14. 1759 at Grimsby Parish. (See LDS/IGI files, Lincolnshire, pages 29841-42-43.) The primary source for information regarding James Richardson is the DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN BIOGRAPHY, Vol. VI, pgs. 638-9.From the "Christian Guardian", Toronto: "He was a native of Lincolnshire, England and was bred to the sea. Served in the Royal Navy during the American Revelution, was ship wrecked on board the Rammillies in the memorable gale of 1782. He came to the Lakes of Canada in 1785, and had command of the first merchant vessel that ever navigated Lake Ontario, called the Lady Dochester, owned by the Northwest Company." per GEDCOM of Christina Straub, Aug 2 2010.4
  • Residence: 1785; Lake Ontario, Ontario; "The first merchant vessel that ever navigated Lake Ontario according to an article in The Christian Guardian of September 26, 1832, was the Lady Dorchester by the Northwest Company. This journey took place in 1785. The Commander was James Richardson, Sr., a native of Lincolnshire, England. He died on September 20, 1832 at his residence at Presqu'ile. His son, James Richardson, Jr., was the editor of The Christian Guardian." pg. 61 & 62, Gunshot and Gleanings of the Historic Carrying Place, Bay of Quinte, published by 7th/Town Ameliasburgh Historical Society, 1987.
    " .. He came to the Lakes of Canada in 1785, and had command of the first merchant vessel that ever navigated Lake Ontario, called the Lady Dochester, owned by the Northwest Company." per GEDCOM of Christina Straub, Aug 2 2010.4
  • Residence: 1793; Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; "For three years during the American revolution, James Richardson was a naval quartermaster in the West Indies. In 1782 his ship, the Ramillies, sailing to England in Commander Thomas Graves*’s squadron, sustained heavy damage in a gale and had to be destroyed. Taken aboard a merchant vessel, he was subsequently captured by an American frigate and imprisoned in France. In 1785 he was appointed a second lieutenant in the Provincial Marine on Lake Ontario, where he served for the next few years. After the regulations prohibiting private vessels on the lower lakes were revoked in 1787, Richard Cartwright* hired Richardson to superintend construction of, and later to command, the Lady Dorchester. The joint enterprise of Cartwright, Robert Hamilton*, and Todd, McGill and Company of Montreal, she was launched in 1789 and thenceforth carried furs and supplies between Kingston and Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake), principally for the North West Company. Richardson appears to have taken up residence in Kingston when work began on the Lady Dorchester. He remained captain of the vessel until 1793." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/richardson_james_1832_6E.html6
  • Note: 1795; Presqu'ile Point, Newcastle District, Upper Canada; "That same year Richardson and a number of partners, including the firms of Crooks and Company and Auldjo and Maitland, agreed to challenge the monopoly on Lake Ontario of Richardson’s former employers. Cartwright, though he respected Richardson’s qualities as a seaman, claimed that the captain “has made himself so universally abnoxious that I shall not be very sorry to get rid of him.” While Cartwright did his best to impede construction of the rival vessel, Richardson went to Montreal during the winter of 1794 to make what Cartwright called “insidious Attempts” to get a piece of the NWC’s business. Although he was unsuccessful, he and his partners nevertheless launched the Kingston Packet in 1795. Subsequently, Richardson took advantage of his status as part-owner of the Packet and as an ex-officer of the Provincial Marine to launch a succession of petitions for land, most of which were granted. The land he obtained included sites on the Kingston waterfront, in York (Toronto), and in Newcastle (Presqu’ile Point)." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/richardson_james_1832_6E.html6
  • Residence: 17 June 1797; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Original Settlers of Cramahe: Name: Captain James Richardson; Location: Lot 1, Concession 1 (Original Settlers of Cramahe; "Taken from the original records of Asa Danforth and Aaron Greeley June 17, 1797 and Sept 1, 1797", Contributed by Linda Herman - herman@erols.com - added here by Dan Buchanan, March 24 2013.
    Note: Assuming this applies to the same James Richardson recorded in The Tobey Book to have settled at Conc 1, Lot 1, Cramahe in 1809. The Crown Grant for this land was recorded in the Land Registry Records Feb 14 1809.
  • Note: 1807; Kingston, Upper Canada; "After the wreck of the Packet, probably in 1801, Richardson’s career temporarily took a new tack. By the early 1800s he was importing goods from the United States and appears to have begun operating as a merchant and miller. His failure at these trades prompted a reconciliation with Cartwright in 1807, and the captain assumed command of Cartwright’s sloop Elizabeth. Later he took charge of the larger Governor Simcoe, owned by many of the men originally associated with the Lady Dorchester." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/richardson_james_1832_6E.html6
  • Residence: 1809; Land where Brighton would be, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "The Tobey Book, pg. 47, shows "We have now recorded eight families whose land was offically registered. They are" Obediah Simpson, 1796; Jeremiah Scripture 1808; James Richardson, 1809; Henry Nix, 1811; Josiah Proctor, 1814; John Singleton, 1815; T. D. Sandford, 1817; and James Lyons, 1817. Undoubtedly there were a few who were squatters living on land marked by themselves and not by a surveyor. Therefore these people are not mentioned in the Ontario Registry."
    Note: An example of "squatters" would be Alexander Chisholm who built mills on the creek where Spring Valley is now. He came in expecting to get the Crown Reserver granted to him but his wife Nancy and step-son John Singleton did not own the land until the 1820's.2
  • Residence*: 14 February 1809; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; The Tobey Book, pg. 79, shows "The ownership of Lot 1, Concession changed as reported by the County Registry Office: February 14, 1809, a Crown grant to James Richardson of 200 acres; May 24, 1817 James Richardson Sr. sold to James Richardson Jr. part of the souther section; June 6, 1817, James Richardson, Jr., sold to James and Sarah Lyons, the southern section.; June 19, 1821 James and Sarah Lyons sold back to James Richardson, Sr., the same part"
    Note: This refers to the earliest transactions pertaining to the land south of Main St., west of Prince Edward St. to the bay and east to Centre Street. The border between Murray and Cramahe was Prince Edward and Cedar St. to the bay. James Lyons was married to Sarah Ann Richardson.2
  • Residence: 14 February 1809; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that James Richardson obtained the Patent from the Crown for Concession 1, Lot 1, Cramahe Township, 100 acres (Land Registry Records, Ontario Archives, GSU197810, Abstract Index Books for Brighton Township, June 17 2013)
    Note: This shows that James Richardson only received 100 acres, presumably the east half of the lot.7
  • Residence: July 1816; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "After his discharge Richardson quickly reestablished himself as a Kingston merchant, setting up a partnership with his son-in-law, James Lyons. Before he closed his Kingston business affairs in 1818 Richardson had run this shop on his own and in partnership with his son Robert. At some point in the immediate post-war years he moved from Kingston to the neighbourhood of Presqu’ile Point. There he began to develop the property he had accumulated 20 years earlier. By July 1816 he was advertising for sale a wharf and large store at his waterfront site in Cramahe Township. His son James* was collector of customs at Presqu’ile (he went on to become a Methodist bishop), and James Lyons became the local mha in 1824." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/richardson_james_1832_6E.html
  • Residence: 18 July 1816; Cramahe Twp., Presque Ile Bay, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "NEW STORE; The Subscriber takes thhis opportunity of acquainting his friends and the public that he has set up a STORE in the township of Cramahe, near the Presque Ile Bay, where he proposes to keep consistently on hand, a general assortment of Dry Goods and Groceries, Iron and Steel; With a Gneral assortement of HARDWARE, Glass & Crockery WARE. All of which he will sell, wholesale, and retail on the most reasonable terms. He has also built a Whart, and a large Store, for receiving and Forwarding Goods to any part of the District of New-Castle, and to receive and forward any kind of Produce to any part of Lake Ontario. Those who may please to send Goods or Produce to his care may depend on the greatest care and attention being paid to them, and on the most reasonable terms. All kinds of produce will be taken for payment, either for Goods or Storage, Cash will not be refused, but no credit given.; James Richardson, Sen.; Presque Ile. 18th July, 1816 7w6" from the Kingston Gazette, page 4, Aug 24 1816 - Digital Kingston.8
  • Note*: 1817; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; The Tobey Book, pg. 49 shows "James Richardson settled in 1809 and was until his death a real estate agent. He never sold all of a lot but divided his land into parts. He was a great believer, along with John Singleton in the advantages of land on the bay front. In 1817 he sold a section of his home lot to his son, Reverend James Richardson."2
  • Note: January 1817; Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario; Note: .... "On Monday evening last, Charles Short, merchant and Miss Julia Bissinette, niece of J. Richardson, Sr., merchant, of this town (Rev. Mr. Stuart)" from Kingston Gazette, Saturday Jan 18 1817 - per "Descendants of Charles Short, Esq.", sent to me via email by Eleanore Dilello, Sep 16 2008.9
  • Residence: 20 March 1817; Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; "Land for Sale; Lot No. 38, in the third Concession of the township of Pittsburg. For particulars apply to the subscriber, at his house or store, in this town.; James Richardson, Sen.; Kingston, March 20, 1817. 42w6" from the Kinston Gazette, Apr 5 1917, page 1 - Digital Kingston8
  • Residence: 24 May 1817; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; The Tobey Book, pg. 79, shows "The ownership of Lot 1, Concession changed as reported by the County Registry Office: February 14, 1809, a Crown grant to James Richardson of 200 acres; May 24, 1817 James Richardson Sr. sold to James Richardson Jr. part of the souther section; June 6, 1817, James Richardson, Jr., sold to James and Sarah Lyons, the southern section.; June 19, 1821 James and Sarah Lyons sold back to James Richardson, Sr., the same part"
    Note: This refers to the earliest transactions pertaining to the land south of Main St., west of Prince Edward St. to the bay and east to Centre Street. The border between Murray and Cramahe was Prince Edward and Cedar St. to the bay. James Lyons was married to Sarah Ann Richardson.2
  • Residence: 24 May 1817; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 537) show that James Richardson, Sr., sold part of Lot 1, Conc 1 to James Richardson, Jr., ITS Date: May 24, 1817 - Jun 6 1817 (Ontario Land Registry Records, GSU197810, Abstract Index Books, Brighton Twp., June 17 2013)7
  • Residence: 25 May 1817; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 538) show that James Richardson sold part of Lot 1, Conc 1 to James Lyons & Sarah A. Lyons, ITS Date May 25 1817 (Ontario Land Registry Records, GSU197810, Abstract Index Books, Brighton Twp., June 17 2013)
    Note: James Lyons married Sarah Ann Richardson, daughter of James Richardson, Sr.7
  • Residence: 30 December 1817; Cramahe Twp., Presque Ile Bay, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The subscriber begs leave to acquaint his friends and the public that he has made a large improvement on Lot No. 1, in the first concession of the township of Cramahe, being well situated on the Presqe Ile Bay, for any kind of business, as vessels of 60 tons burthen can go up to a wharf now built. He hopes to see a village there in a short time, and has laid out some? acres of land in Town Lots, which he offers for sale on reasonable terms. James Richardson, Sen., Cramahe, 22nd Nov. 1817. 26m3" ad in Kingston Gazette, page 3, from Digital Kingston.8
  • Census: 1818; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1818: James Richardson; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 16; 1 male over 16
  • Note: 9 May 1818; The Charlotte, Bay of Quinte, Upper Canada; "But before retiring to the life of country squire, Richardson once again took up command of a vessel. On 9 May 1818, less than a year after the Frontenac (the first Canadian-built steamboat on the Great Lakes) began running on Lake Ontario [see James McKenzie], the Charlotte took to the waters of the upper St Lawrence and the Bay of Quinte. For her first few voyages Richardson was at the helm. He did not complete the first season, however, perhaps because of a debilitating stroke he is known to have suffered about this time." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - James Richardson, Sr. http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/richardson_james_1832_6E.html6
  • Census: 1819; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1819: James Richardson, Sr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; 2 males under 16
  • Census: 1820; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1820: James Richardson, Sr.; 2 males over 16; 2 females over 16; 1 hired man
  • Census*: 1821; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1821: James Richardson, Sr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; 1 male under 16; 1 female servant under 16
  • Residence: 19 June 1821; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; The Tobey Book, pg. 79, shows "The ownership of Lot 1, Concession changed as reported by the County Registry Office: February 14, 1809, a Crown grant to James Richardson of 200 acres; May 24, 1817 James Richardson Sr. sold to James Richardson Jr. part of the souther section; June 6, 1817, James Richardson, Jr., sold to James and Sarah Lyons, the southern section.; June 19, 1821 James and Sarah Lyons sold back to James Richardson, Sr., the same part"
    Note: This refers to the earliest transactions pertaining to the land south of Main St., west of Prince Edward St. to the bay and east to Centre Street. The border between Murray and Cramahe was Prince Edward and Cedar St. to the bay. James Lyons was married to Sarah Ann Richardson.2
  • Census: 1822; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1822: James Richardson; 2 males over 16; 2 females over 16; 1 female servant under 16
  • Census: 1823; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1823: James Richardson; 2 males over 16; 2 females over 16; 1 female under 16
  • Census: 1825; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1825: James Richardson; 1 male under 16; 1 female under 16; 2 males over 16l 2 females over 16 (Would this be Sr., with moved away?)

Family 1: Sarah Ashmore b. 1751, d. 1809

  • Marriage*: before 1789; Upper Canada; Date 1789 per family tree of James Pollock on ancestry.ca, Oct 4 2018. Sarah Ashmore wife of James Richardson per Tobey Book.; Principal=Sarah Ashmore2,5

Family 2: Mary Louisa McDonnell b. 1768, d. a 1853

  • Marriage*: 14 August 1809; Old St. George Church, Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Mary Louisa McDonnell4

Citations

  1. Sr. per Tobey Book. Captain per List of Original Settlers of Cramahe 1797. James R. Richardson per Memorial.
  2. [S54] Wilfred M. Sprung & Barbara Nyland, Tobey Book.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  5. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  6. [S129] Dictionary Cdn BIOs, online unknown url.
  7. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  8. [S156] Digital Kingston, online unknown url.
  9. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.

Sarah Ashmore1,2,3

F, #75680, b. 1751, d. 1809
  • Birth*: 1751; Warwickshire, England; Date c. 1751 & location Warwickshire, England per family tree of James Pollock on ancestry.ca, Oct 4 2018. Date 1751 & location England per family tree of apriljb2 on ancestry.com, Jul 2 2013. per Tobey Book.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=Patrick Bryant3,5
  • Marriage*: before 1789; Upper Canada; Date 1789 per family tree of James Pollock on ancestry.ca, Oct 4 2018. Sarah Ashmore wife of James Richardson per Tobey Book.; Principal=Captain James R. Richardson Sr.2,4
  • Death*: 1809; Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; Date 1809 & location Kingston per family tree of apriljb2 on ancestry.com, Jul 2 2013. per GEDCOM of Harry Kane, Aug 2 2010. Date c. 13 May 1809 & location Kingston, Ont. per family tree of James Pollock on ancestry.ca, Oct 4 2018.
    Note: James Richardson remarried Aug 14 1809.3,4
  • Married Name: 1771; Bryant3
  • Married Name: before 1789; Richardson2

Family 1: Patrick Bryant b. 1744, d. b 1784

Family 2: Captain James R. Richardson Sr. b. 14 Oct 1758, d. 20 Sep 1832

Citations

  1. Sarah Ashmore per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010. "Mrs. Bryant" per GEDCOM of Christina Straub, Aug 2 2010.
  2. [S54] Wilfred M. Sprung & Barbara Nyland, Tobey Book.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  5. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.

Bishop James Richardson Jr.1,2,3,4

M, #75681, b. 29 January 1791, d. 9 March 1875

  • Birth*: 29 January 1791; Kingston Twp., Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; Date Jan 29 1791 & location Kingston per Findagrave. Date 1791 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1791 & location Kingston per 1861 Census. Date Jan 29 1791 & location Kingston per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010. per Tobey Book.2,3,5,6,4
  • Marriage*: 13 January 1813; Kingston Twp., Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; "Richardson, Lieut. James; Married to Rebecca Dennis by Rev. G. O. Stuart in Kingston; Appearing in the Kingston Gazette, Feb 6, 1813, pg. 3, col 3, (no scan of this page available) - Digital Kingston. Date Jan 13 1813 & location Kingston per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Rebecca Dennis3,7
  • Death*: 9 March 1875; York Twp., Clover Hill, York Co., Ontario; Date Date Mar 9 1875 & location Clover Hill, (St. Joseph St.), York Twp., York Co., Ont. per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.3
  • Burial*: 12 March 1875; Toronto Necropolis, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) James Richardson D. D.; Bishop M. E. Church in Canada; Born at Kingston, Upper Canada Jan. 29, 1791; Died at Toronto March 9th 1875; Also His Beloved Wife; Rebecca Dennis; Born at Alexandria West Virginia Feb. 17, 1793; Died at Toronto March 29th 1858 (Toronto Necropolis, image from family tree of reillyjp on ancestry.ca, Oct 5 2018)
    Findagrave: Name: Rev. James Richardson; Birth: 29 Jan 1791; Death: 9 Mar 1875, age 84; Burial: Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto; ID: 16365687; Note: Naval officer turned Methodist minister and first Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Canada, Richardson was born in Kingston in 1791, son of Captain James Richardson and Sarah Ashmore. His early career was with the navy, where he served with distinction in the War of 1812, losing his left arm at the Battle of Oswego. He became a preacher in 1822-3 and from 1825 worked the Yonge Street and York (Toronto) Circuit with Egerton Ryerson. From 1832-3 he was editor of the "Christian Guardian" and briefly considered a career in the American Methodist church, spending some time in Auburn, NY. He provided spiritual support for Peter Matthews and Samuel Lount on their walk to the scaffold after the Upper Canada Rebellion.; Richardson was an agent for the Upper Canada Bible Society, strong supporter of the Temperance Reformation Society and president of the York Pioneer Society promoting interest in the early development of Upper Canada, so much of which had happened during his lifetime.; In 1813 he had married Rebecca Dennis, daughter of John Dennis, a United Empire Loyalist and ship builder in Kingston and York. Rebecca died at their home at Clover Hill (St Joseph Street), Toronto 29 March 1858, and is buried with him at the Toronto Necropolis. Richardson continued to live at Clover Hill until his death there in 1875. James and Rebecca Richardson were survived by two children, Dr James Henry Richardson, who first proposed the maple leaf as the symbol for Canada, and Margaret Isabella, wife of John Roaf, a Toronto barrister.; Monumental Inscription reads: James RICHARDSON D.D.; Bishop M.E. Church in Canada; Born at Kingston Upper Canada Jan 29th 1791,; Died at Toronto March 9th 1875; Also his beloved wife
    Rebecca DENNIS; Born at Alexandria West Virginia Feb. 17th 1792,; Died at Toronto March 29th 1858.
    Virtute Acquiritur Honos; RICHARDSON; Also mentioned on this memorial are: Dr James Henry RICHARDSON (1823-1910), his wife Mary Mathieson SKIRVING (1825-1907) and two of their sons who died in infancy; Martha Annie ALLEN (died 1861 aged 24), wife of David L. HUNTINGTON and granddaughter of James and Rebecca (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16365687)
    per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010. Mount Pleasant Cemetery per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines (its_sonia@outlook.com) Feb 7 2017.3,4,8
  • Note: 1809; Upper Canada; " .. and in 1809 entered the Provincial Marine, receiving a lieutenant’s commission in 1812." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/richardson_james_1791_1875_10E.html?print=19
  • Note: 13 October 1812; Queenston Heights, Upper Canada; "It was at the helm of the Simcoe that Richardson served in the early stages of the War of 1812. On the eve of the battle of Queenston Heights on 13 Oct. 1812 he delivered a shipment of gunpowder to Niagara and afterwards returned to York with prisoners and the news of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock’s death. Scarcely a month later, the Simcoe ran past the American fleet into Kingston. Though skilfully piloted, she had been struck by American shot and virtually sank at the wharf. When, in the spring of 1813, the Simcoe was absorbed into Commodore Sir James Lucas Yeo’s fleet, Richardson signed on as a master. He was discharged that fall." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/richardson_james_1832_6E.html
    Note: This section establishes that it was James Richardson, Sr. who was Master in Yeo's fleet. It does not mention the injury of having an arm amputated.
  • Note: 14 October 1812; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "The Moira was lying off the Garrison at York when the Simcoe transport came in sight filled with prisoners taken on Queenston Heights, and bringing the first intelligence of the death of General Brock. We have heard the Rev. Dr. Richardson, who at the time was Sailing Master of the Moira, under Captain Sampson, describe the scene. - The approaching schooner was recognized at a distance as the Simcoe: it was a vessel owned and commanded, at the moment, by Dr. Richardson's father, Captain James Richardson. Mr. Richardson accordingly speedily put off in a boat from the Moira, to learn the news. He was first startled at the crowned appearance of the Simcoe's deck, and at the unwonted guise of his father, who came to the gangway conspicuously girt with a sword. "A great battle had been fought", he was told, "on Queenston Heights. The enemy had been beaten. The Simcoe was full of prisoners of war, to be transferred instanter to the Moira for conveyance to Kingston. General Brock was killed!" Elated with the first portion of the news, Dr. Richardson spoke of the thrill if dismay which followed the closing announcement as something indescribable and never to be forgotten." from Toronto of Old, XXX, The Harbour - Its Marine, 1800 - 14, pg. 535 (291 of 206 in PDF)
  • Note: 6 May 1814; Oswego, New York, U.S.A.; "His early career was with the navy, where he served with distinction in the War of 1812, losing his left arm at the Battle of Oswego." per Findagrave.
    "James Richardson, who became a leading Methodist and a staunch Canadian, was born, appropriately, in the year of John Wesley’s death and of Upper Canada’s formation. He was educated in the Kingston schools, and in 1809 entered the Provincial Marine, receiving a lieutenant’s commission in 1812. He served with distinction during the War of 1812–14, losing his left arm in 1814 at the battle of Oswego. In 1813 he had married Rebecca, daughter of John Dennis, a York (Toronto) loyalist; two children survived him." from Dictionary of Canadian Biographies, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/richardson_james_1791_1875_10E.html?print=1
    "While the two British frigates (HMS Prince Regent and Princess Charlotte) engaged the fort, the guns of six sloops and brigs swept the woods and landing beaches.[12] The British landed at about two o'clock. Almost all the troops landed in deep water and their ammunition was soaked and made useless. Nevertheless, they fixed their bayonets and advanced under heavy fire. While the company of the Glengarry Light Infantry cleared woods to the left of the main attack and the sailors advanced on the village, the main body of the troops made a frontal attack against the fort. American foot soldiers drawn up on the glacis fell back into the fort.[10] As the attackers reached the top of the glacis, the defenders abandoned the fort and fled." Battle of Oswego - Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Oswego_(1814)9,4
  • Note: 6 May 1814; Oswego, New York, U.S.A.; "It was in May of the following year (1814), that Mr. Richardson, while Acting Master on board the Montreal (previously Wolfe), lost his left arm in Sir James Yeo's expedition against Oswego. The place was carried by storm. After describing the mode of attack and the gallantry of the men, Sir James Yeo in his official despatch thus speaks in particular of the Montreal: "Captain Popham, of the Montreal, " he says, " anchored his ship in a most gallant style; sustaining the whole fire until we gained the shore. She was set on fire three times by red-hot shot, and much cut up in her hull, masts and rigging. Captain Popham, "he the proceeds to say, " received a severe wound in his right hand; and speaks in high terms, of Mr. Richardson, the Master, who from a severe wound in the left arm, was obliged to undergo amputation at the shoulder joint. The grievous mutilation thus suffered did not cause Mr. Richardson to retire from active service. Immediately on his recovery he was, at his own desire, appointed to a post of professional duty in the fleet. In October, when the great hundred-gun ship, theSt. Lawrence, was launched at Kingston, he was taken by Sir James Yeo on board that vessel, his familiarity with the coasts of the Lake rendering his services in the capacity of Acting Pilot of great value.
    In the record of disbursements made by the Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada in 1815, we have the sum of One Hundred Pounds allotted on the 22nd of April to "Mr. James Richardson, of the Midland District," with the following note appended: "This gentleman was first in the Provincial Navy, and behaved well: he then became Principal Pilot of the Royal Fleet, and by his modesty and uncommon good conduct gained the esteem of all of the officers of the Navy. He lost his arm at the taking of Oswego, and as he was not a commissioned officer, there was no allowance for his wounds. The Society, informed of this and in consideration of his services, requested his acceptance of L100." By a curious transition, instances of which are now and then afforded in the history of individuals in every profession, Mr. Richardson became in after years an eminent minister in the Methodist Society; and at the age of 82 was known and honoured far and wide throughout Upper Canada as the indefatigable bishop or chief superintendent of that section of the Methodist body which is distinguished by the prefix Episcopal." from Toronto of Old, XXX, The Harbour - Its Marine, 1800 - 14, pg. 535 (242 of 206 in PDF)
  • Note: 6 May 1814; Oswego, New York, U.S.A.; "Master Richardson, while trying to put out one of the fires soon realized that one of the American cannonballs had quickly tore away his left arm, he later had an amputation at the shoulder joint. Crew members took him below. The British surgeon was able to save his life." from TRIPOD, War of 1812 - 1814, Raid on Fort Oswego.
  • Note: October 1814; The St. Lawrence, Upper Canada; "The grievous mutilation thus suffered did not cause Mr. Richardson to retire from active service. Immediately on his recovery he was, at his own desire, appointed to a post of professional duty in the fleet. In October, when the great hundred-gun ship, the St. Lawrence, was launced at Kingston, he was taken by Sir James Yeo on board that vessel, his familiarity with the coasts and of the Lake rendering his services in the capacity of Acting Pilot of great value." from Toronto of Old, XXX, The Harbour - Its Marine, 1800 - 14, pg. 535 (242 of 206 in PDF)
  • Note: 22 April 1815; Midland Dist., Upper Canada; "In the record of disbursements made by the Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada in 1815, we have the sum of One Hundred Pounds allotted on the 22nd of April to "Mr. James Richardson, of the Midland District," with the following note appended: "This gentleman was first in the Provincial Navy, and behaved well: he then became Principal Pilot of the Royal Fleet, and by his modesty and uncommon good conduct gained the esteem of all of the officers of the Navy. He lost his arm at the taking of Oswego and as he was not a commissioned officer, there was no allowance for his wounds. The Society, informed of this and in consideration of his sevices, requested his acceptance of 100 pounds." from Toronto of Old, XXX, The Harbour - Its Marine, 1800 - 14, pg. 536.
  • Residence: 1817; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; The Tobey Book, pg. 49 shows "James Richardson settled in 1809 and was until his death a real estate agent. He never sold all of a lot but divided his land into parts. He was a great believer, along with John Singleton in the advantages of land on the bay front. In 1817 he sold a section of his home lot to his son, Reverend James Richardson."2
  • Residence: 24 May 1817; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S 537) show that James Richardson, Sr., sold part of Lot 1, Conc 1 to James Richardson, Jr., ITS Date: May 24, 1817 - Jun 6 1817 (Ontario Land Registry Records, GSU197810, Abstract Index Books, Brighton Twp., June 17 2013)10
  • Residence*: 24 May 1817; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; The Tobey Book, pg. 79, shows "The ownership of Lot 1, Concession changed as reported by the County Registry Office: February 14, 1809, a Crown grant to James Richardson of 200 acres; May 24, 1817 James Richardson Sr. sold to James Richardson Jr. part of the souther section; June 6, 1817, James Richardson, Jr., sold to James and Sarah Lyons, the southern section.; June 19, 1821 James and Sarah Lyons sold back to James Richardson, Sr., the same part"
    Note: This refers to the earliest transactions pertaining to the land south of Main St., west of Prince Edward St. to the bay and east to Centre Street. The border between Murray and Cramahe was Prince Edward and Cedar St. to the bay. James Lyons was married to Sarah Ann Richardson.2
  • Residence: 6 June 1817; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; The Tobey Book, pg. 79, shows "The ownership of Lot 1, Concession changed as reported by the County Registry Office: February 14, 1809, a Crown grant to James Richardson of 200 acres; May 24, 1817 James Richardson Sr. sold to James Richardson Jr. part of the souther section; June 6, 1817, James Richardson, Jr., sold to James and Sarah Lyons, the southern section.; June 19, 1821 James and Sarah Lyons sold back to James Richardson, Sr., the same part"
    Note: This refers to the earliest transactions pertaining to the land south of Main St., west of Prince Edward St. to the bay and east to Centre Street. The border between Murray and Cramahe was Prince Edward and Cedar St. to the bay. James Lyons was married to Sarah Ann Richardson.2
  • Note: 1818; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "A veteran and an Anglican, Richardson was appointed after the war as a magistrate and collector of customs at Presqu’ile. He might well have remained there, an honoured citizen and a useful functionary, but along with many others he was swept up in the post-war resurgence of Upper Canadian Methodism. He was converted at a quarterly meeting held in Haldimand Township in 1818: “God shone into my heart and I saw light in his light, ‘My chains fell off, my heart was free.’” He concluded at once: “This people shall be my people, and their God my God,” a conviction from which he never wavered throughout his life, and one which led him quickly into a new and difficult career."
  • Census: 1819; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1819: James Richardson, Jr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; 1 female under 16
  • Census: 1820; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1820: James Richardson, Jr.; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 16; 1 male under 16; 2 females under 16
  • Census: 1821; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1821: James Richardson, Jr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; 2 females under 16; 1 male servant under 16
  • Occupation*: 20 March 1821; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Collector of Customs" per petition to gov't to move Newcastle to Gosport.2
  • Note*: 20 March 1821; Cramahe TwWp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; The Tobey Book, pg. 76 shows "The town of Newcastle, shorn of its court house, gaol and other buildings fell into neglect. On March 20, 1821, Jas. Richardson Jr., Dr. McGregor Rogers, James Lyons and others petitioned His Excellency Sir Peregrine Maitland the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario saying that the town of Newcastle was "so difficult of access that it will be a long time before it will become settled as a town and the few persons who did settle there have moved away". They recommended starting a new town on Concession C, Lot 24, which is now Gosport."2
  • Residence: 19 June 1821; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S 563) show that J. Lyons & Sarah A. Lyons sold part of Conc 1, Lot 1 to James Richardson, Jr. ITS Date June 19 1821 (Ontario Land Registry Records, GSU197810, Abstract Index Books, Brighton Twp., June 17 2013)10
  • Residence: 19 June 1821; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; The Tobey Book, pg. 79, shows "The ownership of Lot 1, Concession changed as reported by the County Registry Office: February 14, 1809, a Crown grant to James Richardson of 200 acres; May 24, 1817 James Richardson Sr. sold to James Richardson Jr. part of the souther section; June 6, 1817, James Richardson, Jr., sold to James and Sarah Lyons, the southern section.; June 19, 1821 James and Sarah Lyons sold back to James Richardson, Sr., the same part"
    Note: This refers to the earliest transactions pertaining to the land south of Main St., west of Prince Edward St. to the bay and east to Centre Street. The border between Murray and Cramahe was Prince Edward and Cedar St. to the bay. James Lyons was married to Sarah Ann Richardson.2
  • Census: 1822; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1822: James Richardson, Jr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; 3 females under 16; 1 male servant under 16
  • Note: between 1822 and 1823; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; " From 1832-3 he was editor of the "Christian Guardian ... " per Findagrave.4
  • Census: 1823; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1823: James Richardson, Jr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; 3 females under 16; 1 male servant over 16; 1 male servant under 16
  • Census: 1823; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1823: James Richardson, Jr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; 3 females under 16; 1 male servant over 16; 1 male servant under 16
  • Residence: circa June 1825; York, York Co., Upper Canada; " ... from 1825 worked the Yonge Street and York (Toronto) Circuit with Egerton Ryerson." per Findagrave.4
  • Note: 26 September 1832; York, York Co., Upper Canada; "The first merchant vessel that ever navigated Lake Ontario according to an article in The Christian Guardian of September 26, 1832, was the Lady Dorchester by the Northwest Company. This journey took place in 1785. The Commander was James Richardson, Sr., a native of Lincolnshire, England. He died on September 20, 1832 at his residence at Presqu'ile. His son, James Richardson, Jr., was the editor of The Christian Guardian." pg. 61 & 62, Gunshot and Gleanings of the Historic Carrying Place, Bay of Quinte, published by 7th/Town Ameliasburgh Historical Society, 1987.
  • Residence: 1833; Conc 1 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; The Tobey Book, pg. 83? shows "In 1833 there were two land transactions involving Lot 1 Concession 1, the land between Prince Edward and Centre Streets and south of Main Street. James Richardson Jr. bought one acre in the eastern section and John F. Sherman bought from Josiah Proctor one acre in the north-western section. Mr. Richardson apprently lived on the lakeshore south of Colborne. Playter in his History of Methodism spoke of James Richardson as a lay preacher. It was this James Richardson who sold five parcels of land during the years 1824 to 1830. In March 1833, A. Marsh sold 1/2 an acre, part of Lot 35 Concession B to Marie Richardson."2
  • Residence: 1833; Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; Upper Canada Commercial Directory, York: James Richardson, Minister (Canadian Genealogy Index - ancestry.com)
  • Residence: circa 1835; King & Bay, Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; "South of Boyd's building was a large square rough-cast house, with six or seven steps leading up to the platform, and old fashioned front door, with skylights, and circular window. This was the house of the Rev. Jas. Richardson, for many years editor of the Christian Guardian, and father of Dr. James Richardson, surgeon and brother of the late Mrs. John Roaf, and aos of Mrs. Brett, who now resides on Bloor Street." from Landmarks of Toronto, Vol 1, pg. 241 - under the section "The Telegram Corner" the buildings that have stood at the corner of King and Bay.
    "North of this again (Mail building) was the old house of Bishop richardson, who formerly lived on Bay street, south of King, but who came to reside in this part of the city, somewhere between 1835 and 1840." from Landmarks of Toronto, Vol 1, pg. 44111
  • Note: 12 April 1838; Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; "Again I saw them kneeling while Bishop Richardson who attended Lount., and another clergyman who attended Matthews, prayed." from LandMarks of Toronto, Vol 1, pg. 8611
  • Residence: circa 1840; 55 Bay Street, Toronto, York Co., Upper Canada; "Richardson, Rev. James (Episcopal Methodist), 55 Bay street." Landmarks of Toronto, Vol. 3, pg. 246
  • Census*: 1861; St. Joseph Street, North Side, St. Johns Ward, Toronto, York Co., Canada West; Age 70 at 1861 Census: Richardson, Jas., 70, b. Kingston, Canada, E.Meth., Minister, widower - 3 members of family (1861 Census: Toronto, St. Johns Ward, Dist. 6, St. Joseph St., North Side - pg. 2264 of 9549, line 1 - ancestry.com)5
  • Census: April 1871; St. Patricks Ward, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 80 at 1871 Census: Richardson, Jas., 80, b. Ont., Eng., Episc. Meth., Bishop M. E. Church, widower (1871 Census: Toronto, St. Patricks Ward, Dist. 46, sub-dist. D-1, pg. 25, line 8 - ancestry.com)6
  • Note: 1873; Presbyterian Church, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "In the followng year "Canada" was the subject of a discourse by Bishop Richardson in the Presbyterian Church." The Tobey Book, page 439, Chapter XXIX 1872, Brighton Public Library.
    Also on page 449 "Regular lectures continued to be held. ^Canada in 1873' was the subject of a talk by Bishop Richardson, D.D. in the Presbyterian Church."2

Family: Rebecca Dennis b. 17 Feb 1793, d. 29 Mar 1858

  • Marriage*: 13 January 1813; Kingston Twp., Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; "Richardson, Lieut. James; Married to Rebecca Dennis by Rev. G. O. Stuart in Kingston; Appearing in the Kingston Gazette, Feb 6, 1813, pg. 3, col 3, (no scan of this page available) - Digital Kingston. Date Jan 13 1813 & location Kingston per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Rebecca Dennis3,7

Citations

  1. Rev. James Richardson, D.D. per Findagravve. Bishop James Richardson per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010. Reverend James Richardson per Tobey Book, pg. 49.
  2. [S54] Wilfred M. Sprung & Barbara Nyland, Tobey Book.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  5. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S156] Digital Kingston, online unknown url.
  8. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  9. [S129] Dictionary Cdn BIOs, online unknown url.
  10. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  11. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.
  12. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Henry Nix1

M, #75682, b. circa 1773
  • Birth*: circa 1773; U.S.A.; In 1811 there is a Henry Nix on land where Brighton would be - per Tobey Book. Where does this Henry Nix belong???1
  • Residence*: 1811; Land where Brighton would be, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "The Tobey Book, pg. 47, shows "We have now recorded eight families whose land was offically registered. They are" Obediah Simpson, 1796; Jeremiah Scripture 1808; James Richardson, 1809; Henry Nix, 1811; Josiah Proctor, 1814; John Singleton, 1815; T. D. Sandford, 1817; and James Lyons, 1817. Undoubtedly there were a few who were squatters living on land marked by themselves and not by a surveyor. Therefore these people are not mentioned in the Ontario Registry."
    Note: An example of "squatters" would be Alexander Chisholm who built mills on the creek where Spring Valley is now. He came in expecting to get the Crown Reserve granted to him but his wife Nancy and step-son John Singleton did not own the land until the 1820's.1

Citations

  1. [S54] Wilfred M. Sprung & Barbara Nyland, Tobey Book.

Rebecca Dennis1

F, #75683, b. 17 February 1793, d. 29 March 1858

  • Birth*: 17 February 1793; Alexandria, Alexandria Co., West Virginia, U.S.A.; Date Feb 17 1793 per Memorial. Date Feb 17 1792 & location Alexandria, West Virginia per Findagrave. per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1,2,3,4
  • Marriage*: 13 January 1813; Kingston Twp., Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; "Richardson, Lieut. James; Married to Rebecca Dennis by Rev. G. O. Stuart in Kingston; Appearing in the Kingston Gazette, Feb 6, 1813, pg. 3, col 3, (no scan of this page available) - Digital Kingston. Date Jan 13 1813 & location Kingston per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Bishop James Richardson Jr.1,5
  • Death*: 29 March 1858; York Twp., Clover Hill, York Co., Canada West; Date Mar 29 1858 per Memorial. "Rebecca died at their home at Clover Hill (St Joseph Street), Toronto 29 March 1858, and is buried with him at the Toronto Necropolis." per Findagrave. per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1,2,3,4
  • Burial*: 31 March 1858; Necropolis, Toronto, York Co., Canada West; Memorial: (See Exhibit) James Richardson D. D.; Bishop M. E. Church in Canada; Born at Kingston, Upper Canada Jan. 29, 1791; Died at Toronto March 9th 1875; Also His Beloved Wife; Rebecca Dennis; Born at Alexandria West Virginia Feb. 17, 1793; Died at Toronto March 29th 1858 (Toronto Necropolis, image from family tree of reillyjp on ancestry.ca, Oct 5 2018)
    "Monumental Inscription reads: James RICHARDSON D.D.; Bishop M.E. Church in Canada; Born at Kingston Upper Canada Jan 29th 1791,; Died at Toronto March 9th 1875; Also his beloved wife; Rebecca DENNIS; Born at Alexandria West Virginia Feb. 17th 1792,; Died at Toronto March 29th 1858.; Virtute Acquiritur Honos; RICHARDSON" per Findagrave for her husband, Rev. James Richardson.2,3,4
  • Married Name: 13 January 1813; Richardson1
  • Note*: circa 1835; 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 239.6

Family: Bishop James Richardson Jr. b. 29 Jan 1791, d. 9 Mar 1875

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  5. [S156] Digital Kingston, online unknown url.
  6. [S147] Unknown location, Landmarks of Toronto; unknown film.

Dr. James Henry Richardson1,2,3,4

M, #75684, b. 16 October 1823, d. 16 January 1910
  • Birth*: 16 October 1823; Cramahe Twp., Presqu'Ile Point, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Date 1823 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1824 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date Oct 16 1823 & location Presqu'Ile per Death Reg'n. per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.2,5,6,3
  • Marriage*: 20 August 1850; Toronto, York Co., Canada West; Ontario Marriage Registery: Groom: James Henry Richardson; Bride: Mary M. Skiving?; Wit.: Thomas Ewart & John Roaf, Jr.; Date: Aug 20 1850 (Marrige Registers of Ontario - ancestry.com) per Death Reg'n. of James Henry Richardson.; Principal=Mary Matheson Skirving5,7
  • Death*: 16 January 1910; 36 St. Joseph St., Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#001260: Name: James Henry Richardson; Date: Jan 16 1910; Age: 86y 3m; Res.: 36 St. Joseph St., Toronto; Born: Oct 16 1923, Presqu'Ile, Ont.; Status: widower; Occ.: Physician; Parents: James Richardson & Rebecca Dennis, both born Kingston; Phys.: J. T. Fotheringham, 20 Wellesley St.; Cert. by: G. H. Richardson, 36 St. Joseph St.; Reg'd.: Jan 17 1910 (Ontario Death Registration, #001260-1910, ancesrtry.com) per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.2,8
  • Burial*: 18 January 1910; Toronto Necropolis, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "Also mentioned on this memorial are: Dr James Henry RICHARDSON (1823-1910), his wife Mary Mathieson SKIRVING (1825-1907) and two of their sons who died in infancy" per Findagrave for Rev. James richardson. Date Jan 18 1910 per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.2,9
  • Census: April 1871; B Ward of St. Andrew, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 47 at 1871 Census: Richardson, James H., 47, b. Ont., Eng., Congregationalist, Physician, married; Mary M., 46, b. Scotland, Cong., Scot., married; Robert D., 16, b. Ont., Eng., son; Mary Is'a, 12; Jane E., 11; William A., 9; Charles S., 6; Martha A., 4; George R., 2; McQuinland, Isabella, 21, b. Ont., Irish, RC, servant, single; Moore, Maria, 21, b. Quebec, Eng., CE, servant, single; McQuire, John, 17, b. Ont.., irish, RC, servant; McClure, Francis A., 26, b. Ont., Scot., Pres., Governess, single (1871 Census: West Toronto, B Ward of St. Andrew, dist. 46, sub-dist. B-1, pg. 5, line 11 - ancestry.ca)3
  • Census*: April 1881; St. John's Ward, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 58 at 1881 Census: Richardson, Jas. H., 58, b. Ont., Eng., Congr., Physician, married; Mary M., 56, b. Scotland, Scot., Congr., married; Mary Isabel, 22, b. Ont., Eng., Congr., single; Jane E., 21; Wm. Angus, 19, student; Charles, 16; Martha Ann, 14; George Hy, 12 (1881 Census: Toronto, St. John's Ward, dist. 134, sub-dist. D-3, pg. 50, #236 - familysearch.org)6

Family: Mary Matheson Skirving b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 14 Mar 1907

Citations

  1. Dr. James H. Richardson per 1871 & 1881 Census.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  6. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  7. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  8. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #001260-1910.
  9. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  10. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Mary Matheson Skirving1,2,3,4,5

F, #75685, b. 25 March 1825, d. 14 March 1907
  • Birth*: 25 March 1825; Scotland; Date 1825 & location Scotland per 1881 Census. Date 1825 & location Scotland per 1871 Census. Date Mar 25 1825 & location Scotland per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010. per Death Reg'n. of James Henry Richardson. per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.2,6,4
  • Marriage*: 20 August 1850; Toronto, York Co., Canada West; Ontario Marriage Registery: Groom: James Henry Richardson; Bride: Mary M. Skiving?; Wit.: Thomas Ewart & John Roaf, Jr.; Date: Aug 20 1850 (Marrige Registers of Ontario - ancestry.com) per Death Reg'n. of James Henry Richardson.; Principal=Dr. James Henry Richardson2,7
  • Death*: 14 March 1907; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.3
  • Burial*: 17 March 1907; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.3
  • Married Name: 20 August 1850; Richardson2
  • Census: April 1871; B Ward of St. Andrew, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 46 at 1871 Census: see Dr. James H. Richardson4
  • Census*: April 1881; St. John's Ward, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 56 at 1881 Census: see James Henry Richardson6

Family: Dr. James Henry Richardson b. 16 Oct 1823, d. 16 Jan 1910

  • Marriage*: 20 August 1850; Toronto, York Co., Canada West; Ontario Marriage Registery: Groom: James Henry Richardson; Bride: Mary M. Skiving?; Wit.: Thomas Ewart & John Roaf, Jr.; Date: Aug 20 1850 (Marrige Registers of Ontario - ancestry.com) per Death Reg'n. of James Henry Richardson.; Principal=Dr. James Henry Richardson2,7

Citations

  1. Mary Matheson Skirving per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010. Mary M. per 1871 & 1881 Census.
  2. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  7. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  8. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

George Hy Richardson1,2,3,4,5

M, #75686, b. 1869
  • Birth*: 1869; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Date 1869 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1869 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. per Death Reg'n. of James Henry Richardson.2,3,4,5
  • Census: April 1871; B Ward of St. Andrew, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 2 at 1871 Census: see Dr. James H. Richardson4
  • Census*: April 1881; St. John's Ward, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 12 at 1881 Census: see James Henry Richardson3
  • Residence*: 17 January 1910; 36 St. Joseph St., Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. if his father (assuming) James Henry Richardson.2

Citations

  1. George Hy Richardson per 1881 Census. George R. per 1871 Census.
  2. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  3. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Robert Richardson1

M, #75687, b. 29 December 1825, d. 29 June 1830
  • Birth*: 29 December 1825; York, York Co., Upper Canada; Date Dec 1825 per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010. Date c. 1814 & location Toronto per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010. Date Dec 29 1825 per family tree of jefftowers23 on ancestry.ca, Oct 4, 2018.1,2
  • Death*: 29 June 1830; Grantham Twp., St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Dallas, Aug 2 2010.1

Citations

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

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. circa 1758, d. 25 August 1832
  • Birth*: circa 1758; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1781; New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=Martha Brown1
  • Death*: 25 August 1832; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.1
  • 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

Family: Martha Brown b. c 1765

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Martha Brown1

F, #75692, b. circa 1765
  • Birth*: circa 1765; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1781; New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Sonia Glines, Aug 2 2010.; Principal=John Dennis1
  • Married Name: circa 1781; Dennis1

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

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, 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.