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James Atkinson

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 11:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Atkinson
I am looking for information about James Atkinson who came to Ontario, (Perth area I think) with a wife from Ireland around 1850. I am looking for the name of his wife who died around 1860. They had a son also named James. James Atkinson remarried Elizabeth McLaughlin. I am looking for the name of his first wife. Thank you

Re: James Atkinson

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 1:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Were they Irish Catholic?
Check Hibbert Township, Perth 1901 census and others for James, Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary, William, Catharine
and the OCFA for burials at St Columban Roman Catholic cemetery.

Merv - NOT related

Re: James Atkinson

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 1:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, That's the right James Atkinson but I'm looking for him and his first wife between 1850 and 1860.

Re: James Atkinson

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 3:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Check some of these at St Columbans.
You will note the spelling for Elizabeth as McLoughlin.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irish/scab...

and some possibles for James first wife, perhaps Casey or Conneloughe ....

Merv.

Re: James Atkinson

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 4:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, I check with those names. They had a son born in 1854, James August Atkinson. I can't find a birth record for him either.

Re: James Atkinson

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 6:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
possibles:

A james age 16, born 1855 is shown in Hibbert in the LDS with father James and brothers Thomas 14 and John 8.

See also possible in 1881 census with wife Ellen and daughter Ellen Agusta.

Wild guess is this from St Columbans:
James ATKINSON St Columban parent mentioned at bap/birth of James 13 Aug 1854 / / 1 Aug 1854 approx. born 1 Aug 1854.
married to Judith Casey.
Might Judith Casey be the first wife you are looking for?



Merv.

Re: James Atkinson

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 11:56PM GMT
Classification: Query

1861 Census of Canada about James Atkinson
Name: James Atkinson
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Birth Year: 1830
Birthplace: Ireland
Marital Status: Married
Home in 1861: Hibbert, Perth, Canada West
Religion: Roman Catholic
Film Number: C-1065
Page Number: 24
Household Members:
Name Age
James Atkinson 31


Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871 about James Atkinson
Name: James Atkinson
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Ireland

Residence District: Perth South
Residence Location: Hibbert
Ethnic Origin: Irish
Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: Farmer
Division: 2
Microfilm Roll: C-9939
Page: 24
Head of Household Comment: This person is listed as a head of household.
Also listed are wife Judith age 39 born in Ontario, son James age 16, son Thomas age 14, son John age 8


1881 Census of Canada about James Atkinson
Name: James Atkinson
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 50
Birth Year: 1831
Birthplace: Ireland
Religion: Catholic
Nationality: Irish
Occupation: Painter
Province: Ontario
District Number: 171
District: Perth South
Sub-District Number: C
Subdistrict: Hibbert
Division: 2
Household Members:
Name Age
James Atkinson 50
Elizabeth Atkinson 34
John Atkinson 18
Joseph Atkinson 5
Mary Atkinson 3
William Atkinson 1


1901 Census of Canada about James Atkinson
Name: James Atkinson
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 71
Birth Day & Month: 15 Feb
Birth Year: 1828
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1850
Racial or Tribal Origin: Irish
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: Farmer
Province: Ontario
District: Perth (south/sud)
District Number: 105
Sub-District: Hibbert
Sub-District Number: D-2
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James Atkinson 71
Elizabeth Atkinson 51
Joseph Atkinson 25
Mary Atkinson 23
William Atkinson 21
Catharine Atkinson 15

If this is the correct family, James Atkinson's first with Judith died between 1871 and 1881.

Re: James Atkinson

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, I believe Judith Casey must be who I looking for because the facts fit. Thank you so much.

Re: James Atkinson

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 12:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
From the history book of Hibbert Township titled: From Scotch Broth to Irish Stew....... A History of Hibbert Township 1846-1996

on page 344 for Lot 25 Con 5 of Hibbert Township

Captain James Atkinson, his wife Catherine (Conlin) and their seven year old son James came to Canada in 1837 from County Longford, Ireland. They settled here in 1852. And James died here in 1902. He had served as township councillor and had been deputy reeve in 1866. James's son William took possession of the property in 1928 but from the early 1930's rented it out.
The second James Atkinson was married twice, first to Julia Casey, and after her death to Elizabeth McLaughlin, who came from Athlone in Simcoe County. There were four children in his first family, James, Thomas, John and Bridget, who when she was three years old was scalded to death after she pulled boiling water off the stove. There were five more children after James' second marriage: Joseph, Mary, William, Frank and Catherine (married John Shea). Frank drowned in a creek on their farm in the spring floods when he was nine years old.

(please note that Lot histories were written by many individuals and no references were noted in the text.)

Re: James Atkinson

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much. That is a lot of information and more than I hope to find. I appreciate your help.
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