seeking any info on the family of William Lilly found living in Tecumseth twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada.
1861 census, film #C-1074
Ward 3, pg 43, Lines 43-47
William Lilly Labourer born Ireland Methodist, 60 Widow
Henery Lilly Ireland Methodist 4
Robert F Lilly Ireland Methodist 2
James Lilly Ireland Methodist 2
Caroline Lewis born Canada West Methodist 14
Cannot find any sign of them in 1881. Some Lilly's in 1871, but not William. There is a William Lilly, living with Alexander Lilley in Tecumseth Twp, Simcoe Co, in 1881. That William is listed as age 89 (born 1792).
I seek these Lilly's, and most especially anything about Caroline Lewis. I beleive this is my gg grandmother. She was born 1847, just like my own gg grandmother.
My Caroline went on to be married to unknown ANDERSON. She was a mother and widow by 1868. She married my gg grandfather in Feb of 1869 in Bondhead, Simcoe Co.
They are found there in 1871 with Caroline's 2 children by her first marriage, both surnamed ANDERSON. (William Anderson, and Mary Ann Anderson, born 1864 and 1868)
Curiously, the very same family wherein I found the older William Lilley, born 1792, was in a household headed by an Alexander Lilley, and also contained
Mary A Anderson (widow) 23 yrs
Anna E Anderson (her daughter) 2
James A Anderson (her son) bornn Feb 1881
If the above Alexander is a son of William, which seems logical (even if I cannot jump to that conclusion), then it is curious that Alexander's daughter(guessing that Mary Anderson, included in the household is Alexander's daughter widowed early in life with 2 babies, and came back home for convenience) married an ANDERSON, when Caroline Lewis, who in 1861 seemed to be keeping house for William Lilly with either his kids, or grandkids in 1861, ALSO married an ANDERSON.
It looks like 2 Anderson's have been connected with the Lilly family as marriage's:
1 for Caroline Lewis, married between 1861 and 1864 roughly,
1 for Mary (nee?Lilley) married likely between 1874 and 1879.
So, seeking family connected to this family for a variety or reasons. Any interest, or questions, pls email me or post here and I will come read your message.
Thanks in advance,
(ps, posting on other spellings of Lilly too)