Related Persons

The following people are linked to our family. The relationship that they have with each other is covered in the next section plus the next page.  In alphabetical order, they are:


ANDREW; Mary (Maryann)



BIGGAR; Andrew (Andy), Annie Maria, Margaret
BIXBY / BIGBIE; Anna, Fanny
BRAND; Adam, Agness, Catherin, David, George, Isabell, James, Jannet, Jannet, John, Margaret, Mary
BROWN; Agnes, Annie, Carol, Cathy, David, Edward (Ned), Grissel, Jack, James, Joan, Lillias, Margaret, Maria, Mary (Maryann)
BUNTON; Daniel, Rebecca (Beckie)

BUTLER; Elizabeth, Emma, Jabez, John,  Sarah, William Azarious


CHAFE; Alvina, Susanna, Susan

CLARK; Elsie Violet, John, Margaret
CLIFFORD; Margaret, William

COOPER; Annie Margaret, Annie Mary

DIER; Elizabeth

DIXON; Margaret Grace (Maggie), William

DONALDSON; Georgina, Elizabeth, Helen, James, John, Mary, Robert, William
DOWIE; Margaret
DOWSLIN; Eleanore (Ellen)

DOYLE; Annie Mary, Eileen (Anna), Marion (Maureen), Murtha (Walter)
DUFF; Agness, David, Isabell, Thomas, Margaret
EAGLE; Elizbeth (Lizzie) Ann, James

ELDER; Catherin

EWING; Marjory Helen
FEARNEYHOUGH; Hannah, Lewis, William

FERGUSON; Elizabeth, Margaret Grace (Maggie), Verge

FRAYNE; Lillias, Margaret, Walter
GARDNER; Elizabeth, Hew McLure, Ewan, Dorothy
GATHERUM; Eupham, Euphemia, Grissel, Isabel, Isobell, James, Janet, John, Lilias, Margaret, Robert, Thomas,
GOODALE; Alexander, Eupham (Euphene), Lillie
GRAY; Margaret Mary
GUNN; Margaret
HAKESLEY; Alice Ellen, Ann, Florence, Hannah, John, Lily,  Margaret, Thomas, William
HALL; Susan
HAUG; Laura, Norman, Stephanie, Susan

HINKSON; Grace, John

HODGSON; Agnes, Alice (Allie), Ann, Anna, Annie Maria, Annie Olive May, Clarence, David, Eleanore, Elizabeth, Ellen, Emma, Eva, Fanny, Francis (Frank), George, Gladys Helen, Grindale, Grindell, Isabella,  Lillian, Lilly, Margaret Emma, Margaret, Mary, Matthew, Mercy Almedia, Merveen (Merv), Olive, Rebecca, Thelma Irene, Victoria, William (Bill)
HOPPER; Annie (Anna), Mary, Richard

HUNTER; Ann, Anne, Agnes, Alexander, Beverly, Bob, Charles, Chris, David, Doris, Douglas, Euphemia, Frances, Harry, Helen, Henry Colin, Jack, James, John, Ken, Kimberly, Lillias Hyacinth, Lilly, Margaret, Nan, Nicole, Nina, Robert, Ron, Sara, Sloane, Thelma, Violet, Walter, William
JACKSON; Annie, Lewis Douglas, Louis, Olive

JONES; George Thomas, Mary Payne

KENNAWAY; Agnes, Ann, Catherine, Charles, David, Eadie, Elizabeth Keiller, Emma, Guy, Hazel, Henrietta, Henry, James, Jane, Janet, Jeannie, Marjory Helen, Susan, William
KERR; Anne
KIELLAR; Elizabeth
Bev, Jason, Ross, Tylor
KNIGHT; Alice (Allie), Peter

LAING; Alexander, Isabell
LAMB; Agnes
LATHAM; Euphemia, Henry
LAWLEY; Charles, Margaret

LAWSON; Agnes, Alexander, David, Eliza, Janet, Lillias (Lilly), Margaret, William
LAYMAN; Elizabeth

LILLY; Abraham, Mary

LINTON; Alice Ellen, John (Jack)


MARCH; Charles Theadore, Mary (May) Roberta

MARTIN; W. Anderson, Nina
McINTOSH; John, Jessie Eleanor
McLEOD; Agnes
McPHERSON; Agnes, Catherine, Henrietta, Isabella, Jessie, Lillias, Lilly, Margaret, Walter, William, Wilhemina

MOODY; Arthur, Elizabeth
MOORE; Elizabeth Isabella (Bella), Catherine, Doris, Jimmy
MORRISSEY; Anna Louisa/Louise, William Laurence

MORRY; Jane, William Sweetland

MUMFORD; Eliza, Jim, Jni, Margaret, Sarah

NEWELL; Adelaide, Eliza, James, Sarah, Theodore

NILSEN; Niles Ludwig (Lou), Maria/Myra Jane

NIXON; Ann, Frances
OAKS; Ellen (Nellie), Thomas Wesley

OLIPHANT; George Treacher, Sarah Mary

ORROCK (or Orack / Oram); Ann, Isobell, John, Katherine, Margaret
PAGET; Adelaide, Amelia, Amy, Ann, Anne, Charles, Dick, Edmund (Ted), Elizabeth, Ernest, Florence, George, Gertrude, Grace, Harriot, John, Marion (Maureen), Mary, Orlando, Robert (Bob), Sidney, Susan, Thomas, William
PATIE; Margaret
PAYNE; Eva, Sarah, Thomas Robert

PEAT; Alexander, Lillie, Margaret
PITT; William


ROGERSON; John, Peggy, Scott; Annie, Hugh, Margaret

SAUNDERS; Elizabeth

SCEVIOUR; George, Sarah

SCOTT; Annie, Arthur, Hugh, John, Margaret, Mary
SHADDOCK; Grace, Mary, Thomas

SIDDALL; Roxy Elise

SMITH; Isobell, James
STARK; Eva Victoria, Frederick Philip Johnathon

STEINKE; Albert, Gladys Helen

STEVENS; Emma Irene, Herbert Wilfred

STONE / STONEMAN; Sophia Louise, William Thomas

SYMONS; Matthew, Sarah

TAYLOR; Charlotte, Margaret

THOMSONE; Margaret
VARLEY; Agnes, Allan Armstrong

WEGMANN; Mitch, Sloane

WHITE; Helen Louise, Margaret (Maggie) Stella


WILLIAMS; Anne, James, Violet
WILSON; Janet, Mercy Almedia
WINSER / WINSOR; Abraham, Alvina, Anna, Anne, Anthony, Caroline, Dan, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Elsie, Emma, Eva, Grace, Henry, Isaac, Jacob, James, Jane, Joan, John, Katherine, Laura, Lillian, Lilly, Louise, Mary, Maria, Mathew, Matthew, Peter, Sarah, Sophia, Susan
YOOL; Janet, Thomas

Note: To see detailed information on how these people are related, see "Family Interrelationships" below.

Family Interrelationships

This section documents the family groupings and detailed information for all of the above names.

William LAWSON married Margaret Mary GRAY (
William Lawson b. Feb.13, 1776

John Clark married to (unknown)
Margaret Clark

William LAWSON (Carver and Gilder) married Margaret CLARK in Grayfriars,
Edinburgh, Scotland. Oct. 12, 1795
1. William Dalrymple;  b. Aug.22, 1809
Edinburgh, Scotland
2. Lillias (Lilly) Dalrymple Lawson;  b.
Aug. 27, 1811 Edinburgh. ch. Sept. 6, 1811
3. Alexander Gray;  b.
May 28, 1809 Edinburgh
4. David;  b.
Dec. 1, 1813 Edinburgh
5. Eliza Cumming;  b. Nov.20, 1817

William Dalrymple LAWSON married Agnes LAMB (
Margaret Anne;  b.
March 8, 1857 Edinburgh

Lillias Dalrymple LAWSON married Walter FRAYNE (Painter) at the
Tolbooth Church in Edinburgh.

Nov. 30, 1828
Margaret Frayne (Hill);  b. Jun.10, 1830
Edinburgh. d. July 16, 1898 Edinburgh
Buried: Grange Cemetry

Note 1: Lilly had a second husband, James HILL (plumber).  James was a stepfather to Margaret and died sometime before Margaret was married in 1852.

Note 2:  Lilly was still alive when her daughter, Margaret, died in 1898.

William McPHERSON (Sawyer) married Margaret GUNN in
Halkirk & Thurso, Scotland. March 16, 1827
1. William McPherson (plumber);  b. Mar.17, 1830 Thurso,
Caithness. d. Sep.11, 1902 Harthill, Lanarkshire
2. Henrietta (Henny);  ch.
March 1, 1832 Thurso
3. Catherine (Cathrine);  b.
June 11, 1834 Thurso

William McPHERSON (jr.) (Plumber) married Margaret FRAYNE in
Edinburgh. Oct.24, 1852 (or Oct.26).  Note:  One of Lilly’s sisters died following a rupture after over-tightening her corset.

1. William;  b. May 16, 1853 Edinburgh.    d. Sometime before 1861
2. Lillias Lawson (Lilly) McPherson;  b. Feb.27, 1855
Edinburgh. d. 1949, Edinburgh
3. Isabella;  b. 1857
4. Margaret;  b.
June 11, 1860 Edinburgh. m. John Rogerson. Children: Peggy & John.
5. Wilhemina (Williamina);  b.
March 24, 1862 Edinburgh
6. Henrietta;   b. Jan.29, 1864
7. Agnes Logan;   b. Feb.17, 1866
8. Jessie Eleanor;  b. Apr.13, 1868
Edinburgh. d. Canada. m. John McINTOSH Sep.12, 1893
9. Walter;  b. Apr.16, 1870

 Note: In the Registry of Marriages for 1852, the following appears:  *(McPherson Hill)  William, Plumber, residing at N4 Brighton Street and Margaret Freyne Hill, also residing at same place, both in this Parish, eldest daughter of the late James Hill, Plumber, there have been three several times duly and regularly proclaimed in the Parish Church of Saint Cuthberts in order to marriage and no objections offered.  Married on the twenty sixth October, eighteen hundred and fifty two.”



Adam BRAND (ch. Sep.1, 1661) married Catherin ELDER on July 4, 1684. (unconfirmed)
Adam Brand jr. Born C. 1686

Adam BRAND jr. married Mary BALFOUR (b. Mar.27, 1686 ?? Ceres,
Fife) in Largo, Scotland. August 3, 1711
1. Jannet;  Christened (ch.) Sept.21, 1712
Largo. (m. Thomas Yool. Largo, Scotland)
2. Adam;  ch. Jan.2, 1715
Largo, Scotland. (married Janet Wilson Nov.28, 1740)
3. George;  ch. Sept.21, 1717
Largo. (m. Margaret Patie Nov.20, 1747)
4. James Brand;  ch.
May 1, 1720 Largo
John;  ch. Apr.10, 1722 Largo (m. Janet LAWSON Dec.7, 1750)
6. David (twin);  ch. Nov.22, 1724 Largo
7. Isabell (twin);  ch. Nov.22, 1724
Largo (m. Alexander Laing Nov.28, 1746)

Thomas DUFF (b. C. 1694) married Margaret DOWIE (b. C. 1694) in
Largo, Scotland. Aug.14, 1719.
1. Agness Duff;  ch. Oct.6, 1723

2. David;  ch. 1726

3. Isabell;  ch. 1728

James BRAND married Agness DUFF in
Largo, Scotland. Dec. 9, 1748
Margaret Brand ch. Oct.1, 1749
Largo. d. Jun.1, 1790 Blackmuir. Bured 126 E11th No., Largo church yard.

John ORROCK married Margaret SCOTT (b. C. 1661) in
Leuchars, Scotland. Jun.29, 1682.
1. Margaret Orrock (Oram / Orack);   ch. Mar.31, 1683 Leuchars.

2. Isobell;   ch. Apr. 9, 1685  Leuchars, Fife, Scotland (unconfirmed)

3. Katharine;   ch. Apr. 6, 1687 Leuchars, Fife.  (Unconfirmed)

4. Ann;   ch. Sept. 14, 1690 Leuchars, Fife.  (Unconfirmed)

Robert GATHERUM (b. C. 1680 Crail) married Margaret ORROCK in Crail and
Leuchars, Scotland. June 19, 1714
1. James;  ch. Aug.30, 1715 Crail.  m. Grissel BROWN on Dec.19, 1739 Kilkenny,
Fife.  Grissel was born on Dec. 22, 1717.
2. Isobell;  ch. Dec.10, 1717
Crail, Scotland (m. James SMITH Dec.18, 1744)
3. John Gatherum (Gatherim??);   b.
Aug. 21, 1720  Crail, Scotland.   d. Bachmoor
4. Thomas;  ch.
July 21, 1723 Crail

Alexander PEAT married Margaret THOMSONE.
Lilias (Lillie) Peat;   ch. Apr.26,1691
Wemyss, Scotland

Alexander GOODALE (b. C. 1690) (servant) married Lillias (Lillie) PEAT in
Wemyss, Scotland. Dec.21, 1716
Eupham (Euphene) Goodale;  b. Jun.24, 1723 in Cameron, Fife.  ch. June 28 Markinch, Scot.

John GATHERUM married Eupham GOODALE in
Markinch, Scotland. Oct.12, 1750
1. Lilias;   b. Aug.13, 1751.  ch. Aug.18, 1751 Markinch
2. John Gatherum;  b. Jun.16, 1753 Little Lun.  ch.
June 17, 1753 Markinch. d. Aug.7, 1807 New Gilston.  Buried 130 E12 No., Largo Church Yard.
3. Isabel;   b. Feb.12, 1756.  ch. Feb.15, 1756 Markinch
4. Eupham;   b. Mar.28, 1760. ch. Mar.30, 1760 Markinch

5. Janet;  b. May 7, 1762. ch. May 9, 1762 Markinch, Scotland

John GATHERUM (jr.) (servant in Baldastard) married Margaret BRAND on C. Dec. 2, 1782 in New Gilston, Scotland.  Note 1: In the “Registry of Marriages” on
November 9th, 1782, the process of proclamation began.  The statement reads, “Were contracted, John Gatherem and Margaret Brand, both in this Parish, who being thrice regularly proclaimed without objection, were married Dec. 2”.  (Note the Gatherem spelling).  Note 2: Margaret died on June 1, 1790.  John’s 2nd wife was Janet MORGAN, b. Oct. 23, 1760.  m. May 3, 1791).
Children:  (Burials are from burial records checked in Largo and New Gilston)
1. “John Gatherum’s child in New Gilston, buried
14 Nov., 1783, 127 E. 10 North.  No Mortcloth.”

2. “James,  born 17 Apr., 1784, Backmuir.  Chr. 25 Apr., 1784.  Buried 17 Nov., 1784, Largo.  No Mortcloth”

3. “Margaret Gatherum, born 19 Apr., 1786 Baldestard. ch. 23 Apr., 1786.  Father of Baldestard, servant.”  (Current spelling: Baldastard).
4. Euphemia Gatherum, b. June 24, 1788  ch. June 29, 1788 New Gilston

James HUNTER (b. Apr.17, 1784 New Gilston) married Euphemia GATHERUM in New Gilston. C. 1808
1. Margaret;   b.
Aug. 28, 1810.  ch. Aug.30, 1810 Newburgh, Scotland
2. James;   b. Nov.18, 1812.  ch. Nov.22, 1812
Markinch, Scotland
3. Euphemia;   b. Aug.14, 1815 New
Gilston, Scotland. ch. Lower Largo.
4. John Vicar Hunter; ("underground manager") b.
June 4, 1820 New Gilston. ch. June 18, 1820 Largo, as John Vicar Hunter, but was later known as John McVicar Hunter. d. Dec.10, 1900 Milesmark, Carnock.
5. Charles;   b.
July 9, 1822 New Gilston. ch. Jul.11, 1822.

John DONALDSON (b. C. 1759) married
Elizabeth FERGUSON (b. C. 1763) in St. Ninians, Stirling. Oct.10, 1784.  Note:  Was there a 2nd wife??  Agnes Robertson married a John Donaldson in St. Ninians on Apr. 13, 1788.
1. James;  b. Dec.2, 1785

2. William Donaldson;   b. Mar.2, 1792 St. Ninians, Stirling.
3. John;  b. Oct.4, 1795
4. Robert;  b.
May 27, 1797
5. Mary;  b. Nov.5, 1800

William DONALDSON married Mary DAVIDSON (b. C. 1795) in St. Ninians on July 13, 1816.
1. Helen Barr (Bain??) Donaldson;  ch. Jun.11, 1820 St. Ninians,
Georgina;  ch. Jun.20, 1822

John McVicar HUNTER (“underground manager”) married Helen Barr (Bain) DONALDSON in New
Monkland, Scotland. March 7, 1841.
1. James;  b. 1842 Airdrie  d.
May 25, 1892 Carnock, Scotland.  Underground roadsman.   Unmarried.  Died in mine collapse.  (see above)
2. John McVicar (Jr.);   b. C. 1846 Airdrie, Scotland.  m. Ann NIXON.  Edinburgh.
3. Alexander Donaldson Hunter (clerk);  b. 1849 or 1851 Airdrie, Scot.  d. May, 1918
4. Euphemia;  b. C. 1850
Linlithgow, Scotland. m. W. Henry LATHAM
Note 1: Helen was directly related to the Donaldson shipping family in Glasgow.
Note 2: John Hunter had a second wife, Sarah POOLE (b. Oct.31, 1827). They married in Auchterderran on Dec.12, 1853.  The 1881 Census shows John and Sarah living with James Hunter (their 38 year old child) and with Mary Hood (servant).
Note 3: John was described as a manager of a coal and iron coy and an underground manager in his will.  He was the coal master at Milesmark, where he died.
Note 4:  His son, James, died in a mine collapse in 1892 having been ordered by his father to go down the mine to inspect the damage caused by a previous collapse.  Apparently the miners argued that it was too dangerous for him to go down the mine, but as the engineer, he had no option but to obey his father’s orders.  He became trapped following a further fall in the mine.  He was rescued but died from his injuries soon after.  His grave is in Carnock.  John Vicar is also buried there along with his grandson, John (Jack) McVicar Hunter.

John McVicar HUNTER (jr.) married Frances Ann NIXON in
Edinburgh. Apr.3, 1869
1. Nina;  b. Sept.28, 1870
Edinburgh, Scotland
2. Euphemia;  b. Oct.11, 1873

Nina HUNTER married
W. Anderson MARTIN in Edinburgh, Scotland. Aug. 4, 1891

Alexander Donaldson HUNTER married Lillias (Lilly) Lawson McPHERSON at
173 Shamrock St., Glasgow. Sept.4, 1880.
1. William (Willy);  b. Oct.10, 1882
Montreal (twin brother of Henry)
2. Henry (Harry)
Dundas Hunter;  b. Oct.10, 1882 Montreal (twin)  d. Sep.13, 1962 Vancouver
3. Agnes Euphemia;  b.
June 12, 1884 Highland City
4. John (Jack) McVicar;  b. Sep.6, 1886 Carnock,
Fife. d. June 8, 1907 Edinburgh.  His grave is in Carnock.  His uncle (James) and his grandfather (John Vicar Hunter) are also buried there.
5. Walter Frayne Hunter;  b. Apr.24, 1889 Carnock
6. Margaret Frayne Hunter; b.
July 22, 1891 Carnock
Note 1: Sometime later they traveled to Montreal where the twins were born.  Lilly and Alex also traveled to Africa and, when they returned to Scotland in 1886, Alex was pushed into the coal industry by his father, John Vicar Hunter.  While in Montreal, Alex was a clerk, and in the 1891 Census, Alex was listed as a “Pit-head man, coal”.  Alex died of old age on May 6, 1918 at 3 Helen Street, Edinburgh.  He is buried at Rosebank Cemetry in Leith, Edinburgh.  No headstone, but the adjoining graves are for an Alexander Donaldson and family.  (Are these his graves or could they be those of his cousin’s?)

James WILLIAMS married Anne KERR in 1880,
Edinburgh.  James was born in 1854 and died in 1896.  Anne was born in 1860 and died in 1950.  Edinburgh was the place of birth and death for both James and Anne.
Richardson Williams;  b. July 1, 1886 Edinburgh  d. May 24, 1962 Vancouver, Canada.

Henry Dundas HUNTER married Violet Richardson WILLIAMS in Thornhill, Perthshire (about 50 km from Carnock),
Scotland. July 4, 1910
1. Anne Williams (
Nan);  b. C. 1909.   d. Aug.14, 1935 Winnipeg.  Complications from teeth surgery.
2. Jack;  b.
July 12, 1912 Winnipeg.  m. Doris MOORE. Children: Jack and Robert (Bob)
3. Henry Colin (Harry Douglas) Hunter;  b. Aug.16, 1915
Winnipeg; d. Feb.28, 2001 Vancouver.  Married Thelma Irene Hodgson in Jamaica on Oct. 2, 1940.

4. James (Jim);   b. Apr.24, 1922 Married Roxie Elise SIDDALL in Winnipeg on April 24, 1943.  Roxy was born in Medicine Hat in 1922.  Parents Victor Wm. George SIDDALL and Olga Lillian CLEE.  Children: Ken, Ron, Gordon, Glen and Vickie (twins).
5. Lillias Hyacinth (Bunty);  b.
July 20, 1924.  m. Jack BROWN. Children: Carol, Joan and Cathy.


*** Note: The next section looks at Thelma Hodgson’s side of the family. ***

James WINSER married Joan (unknown) in
England in C. 1660.  Their estate was called “Lemonford in Ashburton” and was still in existence as a farm in the 19th Century.  James was born C. 1635 Denbury, Devon, England and died March 21, 1703.


1. Henry (Hennery) WINSER;  b. C. 1660 Denbury, Devon.  (May be a baptized date)

2. John Winser


Henry WINSER married Elizabeth DIER in England on June 16, 1687Elizabeth was born in Denburn, England in the year 1660.


1. Elizabeth;   b. Sept. 4, 1687  Denbury

2. Henry WINSER;  b. 1689 Denbury.  d. May 3, 1765 Denbury.  Lived in Doccombe, near Denbury.

3. John;   b. July 5, 1696  (Probably a baptized date)


Henry WINSER married Mary (unknown) in Doccombe, England in C. 1710.  Mary died in Denbury in March, 1760.


1. Henry WINSER;  b. Nov. 5, 1711 Denbury.  d. July 8, 1785 Denbury.  m. Katherine (unknown)

2. Elizabeth WINSER;  b. 1715

3. John WINSER;  b. 1718

4. Jacob WINSER;  b. Feb. 9, 1720 Denbury.  d. July 5, 1782 Denbury.  Occupation:  Mariner, Sea Captain, Clerk of West Ogwell (a nearby village).  M. Grace HINKSON in C. 1720.  After Grace died on Feb. 11, 1760, Jacob remarried to Eliza LUCKECROFT on Oct. 26, 1780.

5. Peter WINSER;  b. 1723 Denbury.  d. Jan. 30, 1765 Denbury.  m. Mary CAVELL

6. Mary WINSER;  b. Apr. 12, 1726 Denbury.  m. William PITT on Jan. 30, 1765

7. Anthony “Clerk” WINSOR (Note spelling);   b. C. 1729 Denbury.  d. July, 1814 England.  Occupation: Cordwainer (Made luxury shoes and boots out of the finest leathers).  m. Susanna WHITEWAY on Apr. 21, 1758 Denbury.

Note:  The WINSOR spelling varies, even within the same family.  Early spelling was usually WINSER, but this branch of the family eventually adopted WINSOR.  The reason for the discrepancy is unknown.  Perhaps clerks, ministers and others spelled it the way it sounded.


Jacob WINSER (Mariner & Clerk of West Ogwell) married Grace HINKSON in Denbury on May 4, 1740.  Grace was born C. 1720 in Denbury and died on Feb. 11, 1760 in Denbury, Devon.  Her father was John HINKSON and mother was Grace ASHLEY.  After Grace died, Jacob remarried to Eliza LUCKECROFT on Oct. 26, 1760.


1. Grace WINSER;  b. C. 1743 Denbury

2. Henry WINSER;  b. Apr. 24, 1746 Denbury.  d. Nov. 1, 1819.  m. Joan FIELD on March 25, 1769.  m2. Elizabeth LAYMAN on Dec. 20, 1792.  m3. Eleanor ANDERSON on Sept. 21, 1813 St. John’s, Newfoundland.

3. Elizabeth WINSER;  b. C. 1748.  Baptized Aug. 19, 1748.  d. 1751

4. Jacob WINSER;  b. C. 1750 Denbury.  Baptized Sept. 15, 1750.  d. Feb. 15, 1751 Denbury (5 months old)

5. Jacob WINSER;  b. C. 1752 Denbury.  Baptized Sept. 17, 1752.  m. Elizabeth (unknown)

6. Peter WINSOR (twin),  b. Apr. 15, 1755 Denbury.  d. June 11, 1828 England.  Mariner, Sea Captain, Merchant.

7. Jane WINSER (twin);  b. Apr. 15, 1755 Denbury.

8. Joan WINSER;  b. Oct. 26, 1758 Denbury.


Matthew SYMONS married Sarah WEYFORD.  Matthew was born in the year 1730 and died in Denbury, Devonshire on Dec. 29, 1814.  Sarah was born in the year 1730 and died in Denbury, Devonshire on August 8, 1786.


1. Sarah SYMONS;  b.  C. 1757 Denbury.  d. Dec. 31, 1823.  m. Peter WINSOR in Devon, England on Feb. 4, 1779.

Note:  Gravestone inscription for Sarah Weyford, mother, reads:  “My husband and my children dear, Weep not for me though sleeping here.  Prepare for death that we may be in glory to eternity.”  Also, for Matthew:  “MATTHEW SYMONS – Husband of the above who departed this life the 29th day of December, 1814, aged 84 years.”


Peter WINSOR (Mariner, Sea Captain, Merchant) married Sarah SYMONS on Feb. 4, 1779 in Denbury, Devon, EnglandNote 1:  the gravestone inscription in England reads “SARAH, wife of PETER WINSER died 31st day of December 1823 age 66.  Also above PETER WINSER died 11th June 1828 age 73 years”.


1. Peter WINSOR;  b. Dec. 17, 1779 Denbury.  d. March 3, 1780  (4 months old)

2. Peter Ford WINSER;  b. Dec. 5, 1781 Denbury.  d. Oct. 11, 1864 Aquaforte, Newfoundland

3. Jacob WINSOR;  b. Oct. 7, 1784 Denbury.  d. Dec. 19, 1858 Aquaforte, Newfoundland

4. Henry WINSOR;  b. Aug. 20, 1786 Denbury.  d. Nov. 1786 (3 months old)

5. Abraham Wreyford WINSER;  b. Dec. 27, 1787 Denbury.  d. Mar. 1, 1854 Devon.  Occupation: Builder, Master Carpenter.  m. Elizabeth SAUNDERS on May 26, 1811.  m2. Agnes ROWELL on about Dec. 1851.

6. Isaac WINSOR;  b. Dec. 13, 1789 Denbury.  m. Jane Prowse on May 22, 1813.

7. Anthony WINSER;  b. Sept. 16, 1792 Denbury.  m. Ann AVERY on Jan. 12, 1855 Torbryan, Eng.

8. Matthew Symons WINSER;  b. Oct. 16, 1794 Denbury.  d. Before Aug. 20, 1844 (Lost at sea).  Emigrated to St. John’s, Newfoundland on C. 1830.  m. Charlotte TAYLOR on Jan. 9, 1818 Denbury.

9. Sarah WINSOR;  b. Nov. 6, 1796 Denbury.  d. Jan. 12, 1797 (2 months old)



Peter Ford WINSER married Sarah PAYNE in St. John’s Newfoundland on Dec. 5, 1801.  Peter was a Mariner, Merchant, Ship Builder and Politician.  Sarah was born in Denbury, England on Nov. 5, 1787 and died in Aquaforte, Newfoundland on Feb. 15, 1872.  She was 14 years old when married and was during the Napoleonic Wars.  In 1810, Peter’s fishing boat was captured by the French and he spent some years imprisoned at Arras, France, along with his brother, Jacob.  Note: Peter and his brothers were well acquainted with Newfoundland because they had fished a number of times on the Grand Banks with their father.  In around 1817 or 1818, Peter, his crew and their families arrived in Aquaforte and lived aboard ship until their houses were built.  As pioneer settlers, they brought out with them seeds, fruit trees and supplies.  They farmed to the extent it was required to survive.  They kept sheep, goats, cattle and horses.  They had blacksmiths, carpenters and everybody was a Hatchet and Saw man.  Peter and Sarah PAYNE’s first three children were born in England and the rest were born in Newfoundland after their emigration.


1. Henry WINSOR;  b. Aug. 18, 1804 Denbury.  d. Dec. 9, 1850 Aquaforte.  Occupation:  Master and owner of merchant vessel “Aquaforte”; Planter;  Merchant.  m. Anne COULMAN on Dec. 5, 1826 in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.

2. Elizabeth Sarah WINSOR;  b. Feb. 21, 1815 Dartmouth, Devon, England.  d. June 2, 1822 Ferryland, Newfoundland (Burned in house fire).

3. Sarah Mary Payne WINSER;  b. Dec. 21, 1816 Devon, England.  d. July 24, 1903 St. John’s, Newfoundland.  School Teacher – Catholic School.  m. Capt. George Thomas JONES on Aug. 5, 1835.  m2. George Treacher OLIPHANT in 1849, Aquaforte.

4. Jane WINSER;  b. Jan. 16, 1819 Aquaforte, Newfoundland.  d. Feb. 19, 1868.  m. William Sweetland MORRY on Apr. 29, 1845 Ferryland, NFLD.

5. Caroline WINSER;  b. Apr. 7, 1821 Aquaforte, Newfoundland.  d. Jan. 10, 1890 Aquaforte.  Part owner of ocean going vessel;  wife and mother.  m. Capt. Daniel Henry WINSOR (1st cousin) on Jan. 16, 1840 in Ferryland, Newfoundland.

6. Peter WINSOR;  b. May 11, 1823 Aquaforte.  d. Dec. 31, 1904 Aquaforte.  Occupation:  Planter.  m. Anna Jennings WINSOR (1st cousin) on July 21, 1844 St. Johns, Newfoundland.

7. John WINSER,  b. May 1825 Aquaforte.  d. Nov. 1848.  m. Anna EVANS on Oct. 6, 1845 (Family Bible date).

8. Anna Louisa / Louise WINSER,  b. Apr. 19, 1827 Aquaforte.  d. Dec. 21, 1902 St. John’s, Newfoundland.  Occupation:  School Teacher.  m. William Laurence MORRISSEY on Feb. 24, 1854 St. John’s, Nfld.


Jacob WINSOR married Anna JENNINGS in Dartmouth, Devon, England on Feb. 15, 1816.  Jacob was a mariner, teacher, labourer and dairyman.  He was well educated.  Anna Jennings was born in 1796 in Dartmouth, England and died in Aquaforte, Newfoundland on May 10, 1876.


1. John Jennings WINSOR;  b. Nov. 11, 1816 Dartmouth.  d. June 2, 1880 St. John’s Newfoundland.  Occupation:  Mariner – Captain of “The Neptune”.  m. Alvina CHAFE in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland on Jan. 19, 1841.

2. Lilly WINSOR;  b. 1818 Dartmouth, England.

3. Daniel Henry WINSOR;  b. Nov. 14, 1818 Dartmouth.  d. Sept. 27, 1898 Aquaforte, Nfld.  Occupation:  Sea Captain; Master of Merchant Vessel; Lay Minister.  Married Caroline WINSER (1st cousin) in Ferryland, Nfld. on Jan. 16, 1840.

4. Isaac Ford WINSOR;  b. 1820 Dartmouth.  d. Sept. 25, 1909 St. John’s, Nfld.  m. Susanna (Susan) CHAFE in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland on May 15, 1856.

5. Anna Jennings WINSOR;  b. Jan. 9, 1823 Dartmouth.  d. Mar. 5, 1894 Aquaforte.  m. Peter WINSOR (1st cousin) in St. John’s, Newfoundland on July 21, 1844.

6. James Jennings WINSOR;  b. Apr. 11, 1825 Dartmouth.  d. Mar. 16, 1890 St. John’s, Nfld.  Occupation: Dairyman; Mate on Brig “Herald”.  m. Mary MENCHINTON in St. John’s on Nov. 27, 1851.

7. Sarah Ann WINSOR;  b. Dec. 23, 1827 Dartmouth.  m. William Azarious BUTLER in Port De Grave, Newfoundland, on Sept. 7, 1851.

8. Emma WINSOR;  b. Oct. 23, 1832 Aquaforte, Nfld.  d. Jan. 19, 1906 Topsail, Nfld.  m. Jabez BUTLER in St. John’s on Dec. 19, 1859.

Note 1:  In the will of Anthony Winser, Great Uncle of Jacob, written on January 27, 1813, it tells us that “Jacob is in a French prison”.  This would put him in a French prison at the same time as his brother Peter, who was abducted from his fishing boat by Napoleon’s men in 1810 and taken to Arras, France and imprisoned.  It is likely that Peter and Jacob were taken together.

Note 2:  It appears that Jacob’s family emigrated to Newfoundland with his brother Peter’s family (and others) in 1817 or 1818.  That story is in Peter’s biography.


Dan Henry WINSOR married Caroline WINSER (1st cousin) in Ferryland, Newfoundland, on Jan. 16, 1840.  He was a sea captain, Master of a merchant vessel and Lay Minister.  Caroline was part owner of an ocean going vessel.  She was born on April 7, 1821 to parents Peter Ford Winser and Sarah Payne.


1. Daniel (Dan) Henry WINSOR;  b. Aug. 15, 1841 Aquaforte, Nfld.  d. Apr. 1852 Aquaforte (10 years old)

2. Sarah Ann WINSOR;  b. Sept. 23, 1843.  d. Mar. 4, 1921 Exploits, Nfld.  m. George SCEVIOUR in St. John’s on Nov. 9, 1864.

3. Maria Jean WINSOR;  b. Feb. 20, 1846 Aquaforte.  d. Dec. 6, 1913.  m. Arthur SCOTT in St. John’s on Dec. 6, 1881.

4. Jacob WINSOR;  b. July 9, 1848 Aquaforte, Newfoundland d. Sep.17, 1913 St. Johns, Nfld. (Heart).  Merchant, Anglican Minister.  m. Susan HALL in St. John’s on Dec. 24, 1878.

5. Caroline Mary Isobel WINSOR;  b. Sept. 5, 1850 Aquaforte.  d. May, 1863.  (12 years old)

6. Mary Menchinton WINSOR;  b. Sept. 13, 1852 Aquaforte.  d. Nov. 22, 1922 Lower Sandy Point Lighthouse, Exploits, Newfoundland.  m. Abraham (Abe) LILLY in Exploits, Burnt Island, Newfoundland on Dec. 30, 1875.

7. Eva Matilda WINSOR;  b. Feb. 7, 1855 Aquaforte.  d. July 4, 1889 Aquaforte.  m. Thomas Robert PAYNE in St. John’s on Nov. 29, 1888.

8. Elizabeth Sarah (Bessey) WINSOR;  b. Nov. 1, 1857 Aquaforte.  d. Oct. 1, 1920 Topsail, Nfld.  Occupation:  School teacher.  m. John Jabez BUTLER in C. 1887.

9. Emma Lucricia WINSOR;  b. Sept. 4, 1859 Aquaforte.  d. Jan. 1864 Aquaforte.  (4 years old)

10. Sophia Louise WINSOR;  b. Mar. 23, 1862 Aquaforte.  m. William Thomas STONE/STONEMAN in St. John’s on Oct. 30, 1888.

Jacob WINSOR married Susan HALL in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Dec.24, 1878.  Susan Hall was born in Aquaforte on March 22, 1848 and died in Manitou, Manitoba, on Nov. 14, 1920.   She was a midwife and seamstress.  Her parents were Mary and Robert HALL.

1. Maria /Myra Jane WINSOR;   b. Feb. 21, 1880 Aquaforte.  D. May 28, 1859 Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  Seamstress.  M. Niles Ludwig (Lou) NILSEN in Aquaforte on Feb. 1904.

2. Mary (May) Roberta WINSOR;   b. May 27, 1881  Aquaforte.  d. Feb. 21, 1950  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  m. Charles Theadore MARCH in Aquaforte on June 1, 1909.

3. Daniel Henry WINSOR;   b. Nov. 12, 1882  Aquaforte.  d. June 28, 1959  Farmington, New Hampshire.  Iron and Steel worker – Steeplejack.   m. Helen Louise WHITE at Helen’s home in Boston, Mass. on Oct. 5, 1910.

4. James Jennings WINSOR;   b. Jan. 24, 1884  Aquaforte.  d. Apr. 15, 1969  Verdun, Quebec.  He was a fisherman, whaler, sealer and carpenter.   m. Elsie Violet CLARKE in Verdun, Quebec, on July 17, 1913.

5. Caroline Maud WINSOR;   b. July 25, 1885  Aquaforte.  d. June 28, 1904  Aquaforte.  (19 years old)  (Bright’s Disease, which is a kidney disease)

6. Laura May WINSOR;   b. July 31, 1888  Aquaforte.   d. Dec. 11, 1888.  (4 months old)

7. Lillian Hyacinthe Winsor;   b. Jan.26, 1890 Aquaforte.  d. Apr.2, 1958 Vancouver, B.C. (Cancer).  Occupation:  Telegraph and telephone operator.  m. George Alexander HODGSON in Manitou on Jan. 23, 1913.  m2. Alexander Martin in Winnipeg.

8. Emma Irene WINSOR;  b. Dec. 1, 1891 Aquaforte.  D. May 27, 1982.  Telephone operator.  m. Herbert Wilfred STEVENS in Manitou on Oct. 15, 1919.

William HODGSON married (unknown).  William was born C. 1750.

1. Grindale Hodgson;   b. C. April, 1790 Bempton,
Yorkshire, England.  Labourer.  d. April, 1870 Bempton.  m. Eleanore (Ellen) DOWSLIN.  m2.   ??


Grindale HODGSON (Labourer) married Eleanor (Ellen) DOWSLIN in Bempton, York, England on December 19, 1821.  Ellen was born C. 1801 and died on Sept. 15, 1834 (Possible burial date).


1. Matthew Hodgson;   b. Oct. 31, 1821 Bempton, Yorkshired. Dec. 6, 1893 Hespeler, Ontario.  Occupation:  Carpenter, bricklayer, labourer.  m. Annie (Anna) Marie HOPPER      in Whitby, Ontario in the year 1853.

2. Mary Ann;  b. 1824 Bempton

3. Rebecca;  b. 1826 Bempton

4. Ellin;  b. 1828 Bempton

5. William;  b. Jan. 1, 1831 Bempton, Yorkshire.  d. July 19, 1916 Cairo, Nebraska.  Emigrated to Canada in C. 1850.  Occupation:  Farmer.  m. Mercy Almedia WILLSON in Pickering, Ontario on Sept. 4, 1855.  m2. Mary A. (unknown) in C. 1880 and divorced in C. 1884.

6. George;  b. 1833 Bempton.

7. Grindell;  b. 1842 Bempton.  d. May 10, 1882 Bempton.

Note 1: Records show that the first child, Matthew, was born before this marriage.

Note 2: The IGI (International Genealogical Index) in LDS (Latter-Day Saints) Family History Library, Micro Film # 1702872 shows Eleanor buried Sept. 15, 1834, age 33.  If this is so, the last child is not theirs.

Note 3: There are numerous spellings for Grindale/Grindell/Grindel.  I suspect that it is because not everyone was literate at the time.  Clerks, ministers and others would probably spell it the way it sounded and official documents would be signed with an “X”.  Both Grindale and Eleanor signed their Marriage Certificate with an “X”, which was witnessed by John Banks.


Richard HOPPER (b. 1799 – d. Jan. 3, 1885 Whitby, Ontario) married Mary SHADDOCK in Heartland, Devon, England.  Mary was born in Hartland on March 25, 1800 and died in Oshawa, Ontario.  Her parents were Thomas and Grace Shaddock.  Mary emigrated to Canada in 1906.


1. Annie (Anna) Marie HOPPER;  b. July 8, 1832 Hartland, Devon, England.  d. Oct. 6, 1918 Saginaw, Michigan.


Matthew HODGSON (carpenter, bricklayer, labourer) married Anna Marie HOPPER in Whitby, Ontario in the year 1853.  Matthew was born in Bempton, Yorkshire on Oct. 31, 1821 and died in Hespeler, Ontario on Dec. 6, 1893.
1. Emma;  b.
Apr. 11, 1854.  m. Henry ROBBINS on Sept. 17, 1877.

2. Ellen (Nellie);  b. Oct. 28, 1856 North Whitby, Ontariod. Dec. 9, 1912 Vilna, Alberta.  m. Thomas Wesley OAKES in Durham County, Ontario on May 21, 1878.

3. Mary;  b. Sept. 30, 1858 Ashburn, Ontario.  d. Oct. 17, 1898 Hespeler, Ontario.  Bookkeeper in New York City.  Body sent from her mother’s home in the USA to New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler, Ontario.

4. Francis (Frank) Grindell Hodgson;  b. Sep.11, 1860 Ashburn, Ontario. (Carpenter) Died of pneumonia due to lack of blood (axe in foot) on Jan.8, 1901 Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Burial in Manitou.  m. Annie MARIA BROWN in Rochester, Ontario in the year 1877.

5. Margaret Grace (Maggie);  b. Oct. 7, 1862 Whitby, Ontario.  m. William DIXON.   m2. Verge FERGUSON.

6. George;  b. Oct. 28, 1864 Whitby, Ontario.  d. June 24, 1940 Puslinch Township, Ontario.  (see death announcement below).  m. Fanny BIGBIE.

7. Alice / Allece (Allie);  b. Feb. 3, 1867 Whitby, Ontario.  d. 1938.  m. Peter KNIGHT.

8. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Ann;  b. Jan. 27, 1870 Whitby, Ontario.  d. July 1, 1901Burial New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler, Ontario.  m. James EAGLE.

9. Rebecka (Beckie) / Rebecca O. Hodgson;  b. Apr. 8, 1872 Whitby, Ontario.  d. July 31, 1958 Saginaw, Michigan.  Emigrated to the USA in 1903.  m. Daniel R. BUNTON on Nov. 2, 1903.

10. Eva Victoria;  b. May 24, 1875 Whitby, Ontario.  d. 1937 Whitby.  m. Frederick Philip Johnathon STARK in Galt, Ontario on March 2, 1901.

Note 1: Anna emigrated to Saginaw, Michigan in C. 1903, which was about 10 years after the death of her husband, Matthew.

Note 2: Death certificate reads ANN HOPPER HODGSON, and states that she died of Paralysis (she was 86 years old).  She died at the home of her daughter, Rebecca.

Note 3: A death announcement in The Galt Reporter for Tuesday, June 25, 1940 stated: “HODGSON – In Puslinch Township on Monday, June 24, George Hodgson, in his 76th year.  The funeral will take place on Thursday, June 27.  Service at the Stager and Company Funeral Chapel, Queen Street, West Hespeler at 2:30 o’clock p.m.  Internment in the Hespeler Cemetry.”  (George was the 6th child of Matthew and Anna)

James BROWN married Mary (Maryann) ANDREW in Dundonald,
Ayershire, Scotland on July 13, 1824.  James was born in Dundonald on C. 1806 and died in Fairlie, Mains, Scotland on Feb. 13, 1827.  Mary’s birth and death are unknown.


1. David Brown;  b. Sept. 17, 1825 Dundonald, Ayershire, Scotland.  d. June 29, 1908 at home in Kaleida, Manitoba.


David BROWN (1824 - 1903) married Agnes McLEOD in Irvine, Scotland. Nov.24, 1851.  Agnes was born in Morpath, Northumberland, England and died in 1905.  Note: Church records state: “At Irvine the twenty-fourth day of November, 1851, the above parties were married by me, William Cousin, minister of The Free Church, Irvine, Scotland.”
1. James;  b. C. 1850.  d. June, 1907 Kenora, Ontario.  Electric company.

2. Annie Maria Brown;  b. June 10, 1852 Ayreshire, Scotland.  m. Francis (Frank) Grindell Hodgson in Galt, Ontario in 1877.  d. May 28, 1957 Kimberley, B.C. CanadaNote: After her husband, Frank, and sister Margaret died, Maria married Margaret’s widower, Andy BIGGAR in Kaleida, Manitoba in March, 1911.
3. Mary Ann;  b.
Dec. 21, 1856 Ayreshire, Scotland.   m. C. WAKEFIELD.

4. Agnes;  b. (unknown)  d. Scotland

5. Margaret Annie;  b. 1865  d. C. 1909   m. Andrew (Andy) Wallace BIGGAR  Note: After Margaret died, Andy married her sister, Maria.

6. Edward (Ned);  b. Feb. 1, 1870 Danville, Shipton, Quebec.

7. David;  b. (unknown)  d. 1903

Note 1: “JAMES BROWN’S TRAGIC DEATH” (From the ‘Kenora Miner’, June, 1907).  “James Brown, the oldest electrician in Kenora, was electrocuted at the new power station yesterday morning about three o’clock.  It appears that he was behind the switchboard explaining some of the connections to the other night man, Swinton Smith, who had just recently taken a position at the powerhouse.  Brown was pointing out a connection and accidentally touched the live wire, receiving the full force of the voltage into his body and killing him instantly.  As soon as Smith saw what happened, he threw off the switch, but it was too late.  He at once summoned Dr. Laidlaw, but poor Brown was beyond all medical aid.  Manager Stokes was also summoned immediately and went over.  Mr. Smith was almost a nervous wreck as a result of the terrible accident he had witnessed alone and in the middle of the night. … The deplorable accident has cast a gloom over the town, as the late James Brown was looked upon as one of the most faithful employees of the town.  He was the first man to be employed in electrical business in the town, having been engaged by the first electric lighting plant in the town in 1889.  The late James Brown was about 57 years of age.”

Note 2: (Western Canadian news – July 2, 1908)  “Another of the old residents crossed the bourne whence no traveler returns, last Monday morning, when David Brown departed this life at his residence on the East half, section 12-2-8, Kaleida. … Death was due to Dropsy and Old Age.”


Francis (Frank) Grindell HODGSON (carpenter) married Annie MARIA BROWN in Rochester, Ontario. 1877.  Note 1: Frank and Maria traveled west via the USA, then followed the Red River north to Winnipeg, Manitoba.  From there, they traveled by ox cart to Manitou where they were farmers/homesteaders.  Note 2: Frank died of pneumonia on Jan. 8, 1901 due to lack of blood (axe in foot).  Note 3: Several years after Frank died at age 40, Maria married her sister’s widower, Andy Biggar.
1. Agnes (Aggie);  b. May 11, 1878 Galt, Ontario.  d. July 1, 1919 Winnipeg.  Buried in Manitou. m. Allan Armstrong VARLEY in Manitou on Dec. 21, 1904.
2. David Matthew;  b.
Mar. 8, 1880 Galt, Ontario.  d. Jan. 10, 1958 Mervine, Saskatchewan.  Occupation:  Barber, homesteader, farmer.  m. Margaret (Maggie) Stella WHITE in Kaleida, Manitoba on March 20, 1907.  Maggie died in Mervine on June 28, 1969.
3. William (Bill) Francis;  b.
May 24, 1882 St. Catherines.  d. 1971 Saskatchewan.  Homestead farmer.   Married Elizabeth Isabella (Bella) MOORE in Manitou in the month of Oct., 1909. (parents: Catherine and Jimmy Moore)
4. Margaret (Mag) Emma;  b.
Jan. 1, 1884 Pembina Valley, Manitou.  d. Sept.26, 1957 Kimberley, British Columbia (cancer).   m. Charles (Charlie) LAWLEY on Dec.25, 1905.  Charlie committed suicide on Apr. 25, 1925.  Mag was the first baby born in the town of Manitou and was presented with a free lot on the occasion (possibly her 21st birthday).
5. George Alexander Hodgson;  b. Nov.2, 1885 Manitou. d. Apr.29, 1927 Manitou.  (Died by his own hand).  Farmer and lit gas lights for the municipality.  m. Lilly Hyacinthe WINSOR in Manitou on Jan. 16 (or 23rd), 1913.
6. Annie Olive May;  b.
Mar. 6, 1888 Manitou.  d. Apr. 9, 1968.  m. Louis Douglas JACKSON at the home of her sister, Maggie, on July 6, 1918.  Lewis was born in 1888 and died on Oct.20, 1967,
7. Elizabeth (Ted);  b. Dec.7, 1889 Manitou.  d.
June 25, 1982 Kimberley, British Columbia, of cancer.  m. Arthur (Skipper) MOODY at the home of her sister, Agnes Varley, on Aug. 16, 1911.  Skipper died in 1970.

Note 1: (Western Canadian News – Jan. 8, 1901)  “Frank Grindell Hodgson died at the General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, …”  Also, “Mrs. F.G. Hodgson received a cheque from The Independent Order of Odd Fellows for $1,000, the amount of insurance on her late husband’s life.”

Note 2: (Western Canadian News – May 14, 1902)  “If the person that is stealing my wood does not stop, I will prosecute him, for he is well known.  C. Lawley”

Note 3: (Western Canadian News – April 8, 1903)  “A burning chimney on Mrs. Lawley’s house caused some excitement in town on Friday last, and on the previous Tuesday, Charley Lawley had three of his fingers badly crushed while unloading some freight.  Charlie is inclined to believe that trouble never comes singley.”

Note 4:  Ten years after Frank died, and about two years after the death of her sister, Margaret Annie Biggar (nee Brown), Maria married Margaret’s widower, Andy Biggar, who lived on a farm next door.  She lived to 104 and died in Kimberley, British Columbia on May 28, 1957.

Note 5: (Western Canadian News – March 9, 1911)  “Our next item is very interesting, being the wedding of Mrs. F.G. Hodgson to Mr. A. W. Biggar, both of Kaleida.  The marriage took place at the bride’s sister’s, Mrs. C. Wakefield.  We wish them a long life of happiness.”

George Alexander HODGSON married Lillian Hyacinthe WINSOR on
Jan. 16, 1913 at the home of his sister, May, in Manitou, Manitoba.  George was born to Frank Hodgson and Maria Brown on Nov. 2, 1885, Manitou.  He was a farmer and municipal worker (lit gas lights), and died by his own hand on Apr. 29, 1927 in Manitou.  Lilly was born in Aquaforte, Newfoundland on Jan. 26, 1890.  She was a telegraph and telephone operator, wife and homemaker.  She died of cancer under the care of her daughter, Thelma, in Vancouver on April 2, 1958.

1. Clarence Francis (Clare);   b. Oct.4, 1913 Manitou,
Manitoba.  Bus driver.  d. June 26, 1981 in Winnipeg (cancer).  m. Madeleine Ross TAYLOR in Crystal City on Dec. 27, 1934.  Clare and Madeleine divorced and he then married Ethel Mason FIELD in Winnipeg on August 4, 1956.  No family.

2. Agnes (Twin);  b. C. 1914 Stillbirth.

3. Annie (Twin);  b. C. 1914.  Lived 5 hours.  Both twins are buried in Manitou.
4. Thelma Irene Hodgson;  b. Dec.30, 1916 Manitou.  d. Of a stroke on
June 23, 2004 Delta, British Columbia.  m. Henry Colin (Harry Douglas) HUNTER in Jamaica on Oct. 2, 1940.

5. Olive Margaret;  b. Sept. 8, 1918.  d. Sept. 17, 1918 (9 days old)
6. Gladys “Helen”;  b. Manitou.  Receptionist, PBX Operator, office clerk.  m. Albert STEINKE on
March 16, 1939 in Winnipeg.  Naturalized to the USA in 1955.

7. George Alexander Jr. (Geordie Hodgson) MARTIN;  b. Nov. 16, 1926 Manitou.  d. Dec. 12, 1986 Winnipeg (colon cancer).  m. Merveen (Merv) Cameron in 1982.

Note 1:  After George Sr. died, Lilly married Alex Martin in 1935.  Their youngest child, George Jr., took the Martin name.

Note 2: George Sr. farmed and lit gas lights for the municipality.  (Western Canadian News, Dec. 2, 1903)  “Just now our new street lamps are attracting a good deal of attention. … The lamps represented as being 1500 candle power and cost the town $80 each.  So far, they do not appear to have given entire satisfaction, but it is perhaps too soon to pass judgement.”

Henry Colin (Harry Douglas) HUNTER (Optician) married Thelma Irene HODGSON at
Half Way Tree Church in Kingston, Jamaica on  Oct.2, 1940.  Harry was born in Winnipeg on Aug.16, 1915 and died of cancer in Delta, British Columbia on Feb. 29, 2001.  Thelma was born in Manitou on Dec. 30, 1916 and died on June 23, 2004 in Delta, British Columbia from complications due to a stroke that was brought on by an accident.  She had fallen out of bed and had broken her back and foot.
1. Douglas (Doug);  b.
Jamaica.   Optometrist.  m. Sara Paulson
2. David Hunter;  b.
Toronto.   Communications equipment installer, instructor and telephone company district manager.  m. Anne Paget.
3. Beverly (Bev);  b.
Vancouver.   Legal and school secretary.  m. Ross King

Douglas HUNTER married Sara Jane PAULSON in
1969, West VancouverThey separated in 1996.
1. Christopher Allan (Chris);  b. Oct.10, 1974
Edmonton. Outdoorsman.  d. July 6, 1999 Canmore, Alberta. (climbing accident)
2. Sloane;   b.
Edmonton.  Chiropractor.  m. Mitch WEGMANN in Canmore, Alberta.
Beverly HUNTER married Ross KING (Metal worker and Fireman) in Vancouver.
1. Tylor;  b.
2. Jason;  b.
David G. HUNTER married Anne M. PAGET in 1982, North Vancouver.  Occupation:  Phone company network switching equipment installer, technical instructor and district manager.  Retired at age 54, then taught digital telephone switching in Canada and for the U.S. military in Japan, Korea and Alaska.  Anne was a law firm receptionist prior to their marriage.  Note: Anne's side of the family comes next.
1. Nicole;  b.
2. Kimberly (Kim);  b.

*** Note: The next section looks at Anne Paget’s side of the family. ***

Lewis FEARNEYHOUGH married Mary (unknown)


1. Hannah Fearneyhough;  b. 1821 Bromley, Staffordshire.

2. William


William HAKESLEY (Occupation:  Filer N S) married Hannah FEARNEYHOUGH in early 1852, Birmingham.  William was born in 1806 in Birmingham and died C. 1866.


1. John Hakesley;  b. Feb. 20, 1853 St. Thomas, Warwick.  Chr. June 3, 1853.  Glass cutter.

2. Thomas;  b. 1855 Birmingham, Warwickshire.  Chr. Aug.26, 1855.  Sailor HMS.

3. Hannah;  b. 1858 Birmingham.  Died as a child.

4. Ann;  b. 1863 Birmingham.

Note 1: In the 1851 Census, a Hannah Fearneyhough age 26, was listed as a “House Servant: for Ann White at Hollowayhead 88, in the Parish of St. Thomas, Birmingham.  Was this our Hannah?

Note 2: The 1861 Census shows the following persons residing at the “Back of 7 Exeter Row”:

William (55), Hannah (40), John (8), Thomas (5), Hannah (2), and William Ferney (lodger, 20.  Occupation: lamp and chandler dresser).

Note 3: The 1871 Census shows the following living together at “1 No 5 Court, Holdens (?) Way Head”:  Hannah (49 – Charwoman and head of household), John (18 – Glass Cutter), Thomas (15 – Sailor), Ann (7 – Scholar).


John HAKESLEY (Occupation:  Flint glass cutter) married Margaret TAYLOR in Birmingham in 1885.  Margaret was born in 1863 in Warwickshire, Birmingham.


1. Margaret;  b. 1886 Birmingham, Warwickshire.  d. 1975   m. William CLIFFORD (1887-1953) in 1910.  Children:  Jack (b. 1912;  m. Peggy), Eric (b. 1914;  m. Freda), Stanley (b. 1914;  m. Mary Sutter)

2. Alice Ellen;  b. 1887 Birmingham.  d. 1990.  m. John P. (Jack) Linton (1889-1981) in Birmingham in 1912.  Children: Marjorie (1914 – 2007) m. Jack SEALE (1913 – 1997), and John (1923 – 1944).

3. Florence Hakesley;  b. Aug. 1, 1889 Birmingham.  d. July 1, 1983 Nottingham.  m. Ernest PAGET in 1914.  Note: The PAGET lineage comes next.

4. William;  b. 1895   m. Lily (unknown) Children: Margaret (1928-1955) and John (b. 1932)

Note:  The 1901 Census shows the following persons residing at: “35 Court, 8 House, Irving Street, Birmingham”:  John (48), Margaret (38), Margaret (15, clerk), Alice E. (13), Florence (11), William (6).


MUMFORD married (unknown).


1. J. (either Jni or Jim ??) Mumford;  b. C. 1781 Edgbaston, Warwickshire.

2. Margaret (Marg);  b. C. 1785 Edgbaston.  Assistant.  Married a Mr. Carter.


J. MUMFORD married Sarah (unknown) (b. 1784 Edgbaston, Warwickshire).


1. Eliza Mumford;  b. C. 1817 Edgbaston.


James NEWELL (Labourer) (b. 1817 Barr House, Staffordshire) married Eliza MUMFORD IN c. 1843.


1. Theodore;  b. C. 1844 Edgbaston, Warwickshire.

2. Adelaide Newell;  b. Oct. 31, 1847 Edgbaston.  m. John Pagett on July 31, 1873.

3. Sarah;  b. C. 1850 Edgbaston.

Note:  The 1851 Census shows a family of 3 generations living together on Harborne Road in the Parish of Edgbaston.  They are listed as:  Jni Mumford (Head, 70), Sarah (wife, 67), Marg Carter (sister, 66), James Newell (Son In-Law, 34, labourer), Eliza (Daughter, 34), Theodore Mumford (Grandson, 7), Adelaide Newell (GrandDaughter, 3), Sarah Newell (GrandDaughter, 1).


Charles PAGET (b, /c, 1824 Broad Marston, Gloucestershire.  Agricultural labourer) married Ann (unknown.  b. C. 1827 Inkberrow, Worcestershire) in C. 1848.

1. John Paget;  b.
Apr. 16, 1850 Broad Marston, Gloucestershire.  Married Adelaide NEWELL on July 31, 1873)

2. Edmund;  b. C. 1852 Broad Marston/Long Marston/Pebworth.  m. Anne (unknown) in C. 1875.

3. Grace;  b. C. 1856 Broad Marston/Pebworth, Gloucestershire.

4. Orlando,  b. C. 1858 Broad Marston/Pebworth.

5. Amelia Elizabeth;  b. 1860 Broad Marston/Pebworth.

6. Anne;  b. C. 1860

7. Mary A.;  b. C. 1863 Pebworth

8. Charles;  b. C. 1865 Pebworth

9. Harriot;  b. C. 1867 Pebworth

Note 1: The 1851 Census shows the Paget family living in the Parish of Broad Marston & Pebworth.  The family is listed as: Charles Paget (26, Laborer); Ann (24, Wife; John (1).

Note 2: The 1861 Census shows the Paget family living in Broad Marston, Gloucestershire.  (Pebworth, Broad Marston and Long Marston are virtually in the same area).  The family is listed as:  Charles (37, Agricultural Labourer); Ann (34, Wife); John (11, Ploughboy); Edmund (9); Grace (5); Orlando (3); Amelia E. (11 months).

Note 3: The 1871 Census shows the Padget family living in a cottage in Pebworth.  The newest members of the family are:  Mary A. (8); Charles (6); Harriott (4); Anne (1).

Note 4: In the various Census papers, the Paget name is spelled three different ways from 1851 to 1901.  The names, dates and locations confirm that the families are the same.

1861 – Paget

1871 – Padget

1881 – Pagett

1891 – Pagett

1901 – Paget


Edmund PAGET (Agricultural Labourer) married Ann (unknown; born C. 1854) in C. 1875.

1. Gertrude;  b. C. 1877 Pebworth, Gloucestershire.

2. Dick;  b. 1881 Pebworth

Note:  Edmund is the brother of John Paget.  The 1881 Census shows that the family lived in a cottage in Pebworth.  They are listed as: Edmund (28, Agricultural Labourer); Ann (27, Agricultural Labourer); Gertrude (4, b. Pebworth); Dick (1 month old, b. Pebworth).


John PAGETT (boot maker and gardner) married Adelaide NEWELL on July 31, 1873.  John was born on April 16, 1850.

1. Thomas Newell;  b.
Nov. 28, 1874 Solihull.  Engineer.  Rugby, Northfield Birmingham.

2. Amy;  b. Dec. 20, 1876 Solihull.  Chocolate Confectioner.  m. Alf Newell, Edmonton.

3. John;  b. June 12, 1879 Solihull.  Farmer and metal worker.

4. George;  b. March 9, 1881 Solihull.  Railway engine cleaner (in England) and farmer in Canada.

5. William;  b. April 27, 1883.  Died in infancy.

6. Edmund (Ted);  b. Aug. 19, 1884 Kings Norton, Worcester.  Gardener’s assistant.  Farmer in Canada.

7. Ernest Paget;  b. Sept. 24, 1887 Kings Norton.  d. April 3, 1969 Birmingham.  Carpenter.

8.  Mary Eliza;  b. June 26, 1889 Edgbaston, Warwickshire.  Chocolate maker, Bournville and Northfield, Birmingham.

Note 1:  In the 1881 Census, the Pagett family lived at 2-Bill’s Lane in the village of Shirley, Solihull.  The family was listed as:  John (30, Boot and shoe maker); Adelaide(32, born Edgbaston); Thomas (6, born Solihull); Amy (4); John (1); George (1 month old); and William Harrison (Boarder, 82, unmarried, retired farmer).

Note 2: In the 1891 Census, the Pagett family lived on Oak Lane, in the Civil Parish of Northfield in Kings Norton, East Worcestershire.  They were listed as: John (39, Gardener); Adelaide (40); Thomas (16, Iron …work…bolt fitter); Amy (14, Jolly Cutting Cocoa Works); John (11, Scholar); George (10, Scholar); Edmund (6, Scholar); Ernest (3); Mary (1); Edmund Pagett (brother, 38, General Labourer, Long Marston, Gloucestershire).

Note 3: In the 1901 Census, the Paget family lived at Wesley Park Lodge, Northfield, Northern Worcestershire.  The family was listed as: John (49, Gardener Domestic, born Broad Marston); Adelaide (51, born Edgbaston); Amy (24, Chocolate Confectioner, born Solihull); John (21, Metal Worker); George (20, Railway Engine Cleaner); Edmund (17, Gardeners assistant, born Kings Norton); Ernest (13, Scholar); Mary E. (11, Scholar, born Edgbaston).


Ernest PAGET (Carpenter – “Joiner”) married Florence (Floss) HAKESLEY on Sept. 12, 1914 at the Old Meeting Church – Edgbaston.  Ernest was born on Sept. 24, 1888 and died Apr. 3, 1969, BirminghamFlorence was born on Aug. 1, 1890 Birmingham and died on July 1, 1983 Nottingham.

1. Sidney Paget;  b.
Feb. 29, 1920 Birmingham, England.  Corps of Commissionaires in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Married Marian (Maureen) Angela Doyle on March 26, 1949.  Died  Oct. 20, 2007 West Vancouver.  Alzheimer’s in his 80’s.

2. Robert (Bob);  b. June 16, 1922 Birmingham.  d. March 27, 2007 Holt, Norfolk, England.  Married Nancy Lilliman George in C. 1946.  Children:  Sandra, David, Rita, John.


Hugh SCOTT married Annie Margaret COOPER.
1. Annie Mary Scott;  b.
May 1, 1898 Muiravonside, England.   d. March 22, 1984 North Vancouver, Canada;  from scalding in a bathtub.

2. Margaret

3. John

Murtha (Walter) Joseph DOYLE (b. June 25, …., Ireland?) married Annie Mary SCOTT on
Aug. 3, 1918 Blythswood, Glasgow, Scotland.  Walter was a railway porter, equipment inspector and gardner.
1. Marion (Maureen) Angela Doyle;  b. Jan.1, 1920
Blantyre Parish, County of Lanark, Scotland d. June 2, 1982 North Vancouver, Canada.  Cancer.
2. Eileen (Anna);  b. 1937

Note 1: Unconfirmed that Walter had upwards of 15 siblings, including 3 sets of twins.  He was born in Dublin, Wexford County, Ireland and was a railway porter and factory equipment inspector.

Note 2: When Maureen was 3, her father Walter went to work in the north of Scotland (Hebrides) and Annie went back to work for her former employer as a “ladies companion”.  As a result, Maureen was sent to live with her father’s parents in Ireland.  At about 5 years of age she was sent to live in a convent; also in Ireland.  Her mother, Annie, sent for her when she turned 12, and so she returned to Scotland.  It must have been a very tumultuous childhood.

Note 3: Maureen married sometime before 1941 and became ‘Marian Webster’.  The marriage didn’t last and she became separated from her husband shortly afterwards.  Maureen’s second marriage was to Sid Paget on March 26, 1949.

Sidney PAGET (b.
Feb. 29, 1920) married Marian (Maureen) Angela DOYLE on March 25, 1949 in the County Borough of Birmingham.  Note: Marriage certificate also shows Maureen’s name as WEBSTER due to a previous marriage.
1. Susan Lavinia;  b.
Solihull, England.  School teacher.  m. Norm HAUG (teacher) in West Vancouver, Canada.

2. Anne Margaret Paget;  b. Solihull.  m. David HUNTER in North Vancouver.

Note 1: Sid Paget was with the British Army during the Second World War (Service No. 7612118) and was with the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME; pronounced phonetically as “Reemee”.  It was a corps of the British Army that had responsibility for the maintenance, servicing and inspection of almost every electrical and mechanical piece of equipment within the British Army, from battle tanks and vehicles to dental tools and cooking utensils.

Note 2: Maureen was with the Royal Air Force from Dec. 3, 1941 to Oct. 19, 1945.  She was with the RAF’s 73 Wing, 60 Group, Service Number 2022505 and was rank LACW (Leading Aircraftwoman).

Susan PAGET married Norman HAUG in 1981,
West Vancouver.
1. Laura;  b.
2. Stephanie;  b.
Anne PAGET married David HUNTER in 1982, North Vancouver.  Occupation:  Phone company network switching equipment installer, technical instructor and district manager.  Retired at age 54, then taught digital telephone switching in Canada and for the U.S. military in Japan, Korea and Alaska.  Anne was a law firm receptionist prior to their marriage.
1. Nicole;  b. 
2. Kimberly (Kim);  b.

*** Note: This next section looks at the McPhersons, Kennaways, and others. ***

John McINTOSH married Jessie Eleanor McPHERSON in Edinburgh. Sept.12, 1893

John ROGERSON married Margaret McPHERSON


Charles Gray KENNAWAY married Elizabeth KIELLAR
Margaret Morton b. May 13, 1850 Perth, Scotland
Janet McKinlay b. June 13, 1852 Perth
Elizabeth b. Jan.6, 1854 Perth
Ann Smith b. July 16, 1855 Perth
Agnes b. Feb.14, 1858 Perth
Charles Gray b. Feb. 9, 1860 Perth
Catherine b. Dec. 8, 1861 Perth
Eadie McLaren b. Dec.16, 1863 Perth
James Peebles Kennaway b. Feb.13, 1866 Perth
William b. Aug.27, 1867 Perth
Jeannie Forbes b. Jan.30, 1870 Perth

James Peebles KENNAWAY married Henrietta McPHERSON in Perth. Feb.13, 1866
Henry James

Elizabeth Keiller Kennaway
Charles Gray Kennaway b. 1894
Blairgowrie, Scotland d. Jan.31, 1941 Aberdeen

Hew McLure GARDNER married Elizabeth Keiller KENNAWAY in Auchterarder.
June 5, 1928

Charles Gray KENNAWAY married Marjory Helen
EWING. Apr.23, 1924
James Peebles Ewing Kennaway b.
June 5, 1928 Auchterarder d. Dec.21, 1968 London

James Peebles Ewing KENNAWAY married Susan
EDMONDS in Oxford. Oct.6, 1951
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