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YORK(E) FAMILY



William Thomas YORKE was baptised 29 March 1798 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, to Christian & Amherstina YORKE. Also baptised the same day was William's twin, Joseph Edward. William married Margaret THOM on January 21, 1819, at St. Paul's in Halifax. She was baptised Nov. 21, 1790, at St. Matthew's in Halifax, and probably the daughter of Alexander THOM and Margaret KINSLOW.

William was enumerated in the 1827 census in Cole Harbour, listed as a Presbyterian farmer. At this time there was two males and four f emales in his family. In the 1838 census he was enumerated at Cole Harbour as a farmer with his wife and five daughters. His brother Joseph also was enumerated as a farmer at Eastern Passage with his wife and one daughter. Joseph married Catherine FRASER. They had Ellen M. born March 12, 1836 and Joseph Christian.

William & Margaret's children married as follows: 1) Elizabeth Jane m. James HOLLAND; 2) Sarah Agnes m. Stephen BISSETT; 3) Mary Emma m. Charles BLACKADAR; 4) Joseph Alexander m. Angelina (KOCH) HEMEON; 5) William Christopher m. Charlotte (OSBORNE) CUMMINGS; 6) James Richard m. Margaret EDWARDS

William also had property in Cow Bay, which was divided up between his children when he died, Sept. 20, 1856, at the age of 60. Margaret lived next door to her son William Christopher and his wife Charlotte and family in 1871. She died Feb 3, 1877.

Other descendants of William & Margaret's are COLBERT, WHITE, POPE, MAIN, HUTT, NAUGLE, NEGUS, GREENOUGH, DORT, BOWES, GILES, MACDONALD, just to name a few.

Submitted by : Trish Lewis.


Descendants of Christian York

1 Christian York

. +Amherstina Unknown

........ 2 Mary Elizabeth York b: Sep 25, 1791

........ 2 Sophie York b: 1796 in Eastern Passage, NS d: Jul 05, 1830 in Eastern Passage, NS

........ 2 Joseph Edward York b: Bef. Mar 1798 in Cow Bay, NS d: Jan 19, 1865 in Eastern Passage, NS

............ +Katherine Evans m: 1830

........ *2nd Wife of Joseph Edward York:

............ +Catherine Fraser b: 1793 m: Sep 11, 1834 in Christ Church Anglican, Dartmouth, NS Father: Daniel Fraser

................... 3 Ellen M York aka: Helen b: Mar 12, 1838 in Eastern Passage, NS d: Jul 17, 1909 in Worcester, MA

....................... +James Hennigar

................... *2nd Husband of Ellen M York:

....................... +Stephen S. Brown b: Jul 06, 1840 in Norfolk, England d: Jan 23, 1916 in Worcester, Massachusetts m: Nov 06, 1865

in Dartmouth, NS Father: William Brown  Mother: Sheba Unknown

................... 3 Joseph Christian York b: Apr 10, 1840 in Eastern Passage, NS

................... 3 Melissa York

........ 2 William Thomas York b: Bef. Mar 1798 in Cow Bay, NS d: Sep 20, 1856 in Cole Harbour, NS

............ +Margaret Thom b: Bef. May 17, 1795 in Unknown d: Feb 03, 1877 in Cole Harbour, NS m: Jan 21, 1819 in St Paul's

Anglican, Halifax, NS Father: Alexander Thom  Mother: Margaret Kingslow

................... 3 Jane Elizabeth York b: Oct 13, 1820 in Eastern Passage, NS d: in Greenwich, CT

....................... +James Holland m: Aug 10, 1845 in Green Bay, NS

................... 3 Sarah Agnes York b: May 05, 1822 in Cole Harbour, NS d: Dec 06, 1849 in Three Fathom Harbour, NS

....................... +Stephen Bissett b: Jun 27, 1819 m: Aft. 1840 Father: Samuel Bissett Mother: Catherina Glasgow

................... 3 Joseph Alexander York b: Jun 01, 1823 in Cole Harbour, NS d: Apr 30, 1863 in Cow Bay, NS

....................... +Angelina Koch b: Aug 06, 1826 in Rose Bay, NS d: Apr 13, 1905 in Cow Bay, NS m: Nov 12, 1861 in Cow Bay NS.

Father: Benjamin Koch (Cook) Mother: Susanna Elizabeth Seeburger(Seaboyer)

................... 3 Mary Emma York b: Oct 01, 1824 in Cole Harbour, NS

....................... +Charles Blackadar m: May 01, 1852 in Halifax, NS

................... 3 William Christopher York b: Feb 07, 1826 in Cow Bay, NS d: Apr 01, 1917 in Cow Bay, NS

....................... +Charlotte Louise Osborne b: Nov 16, 1826 in Eastern Passage, NS. d: Jan 02, 1910 in Cole Harbour, NS

m: Jan 04, 1859 in Christ Church Anglican, Dartmouth, NS

................... 3 Sophia Catherine York b: Nov 15, 1831

................... 3 George John York b: Mar 15, 1834 in Cow Bay, NS d: Jun 17, 1904 in Dartmouth, NS

................... 3 James Richard York b: Mar 02, 1837 in Cow Bay, NS d: Apr 16, 1909 in Eastern Passage, NS

....................... +Lydia Margaret Edwards aka: Margaret b: May 05, 1844 d: Jan 09, 1920 in Eastern Passage, NS m: Jan 08, 1862

in Parish of St. John Trimark, Christ Church, Cow Bay, N.S. Father: Michael E Edwards Mother: Nancy Ann Gerrard

................... 3 Harriet York b: Mar 31, 1839

....................... +Elias Benjamin Horne b: 1831 d: Oct 16, 1889 m: Jan 11, 1883 in Halifax, NS Father: Elias Suries Horne Mother:

Elizabeth Kirby


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