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Waugh
Traditionally a Border surname, found both on the English and the Scottish sides, its derivation is the Old English wealh('a foreigner' - see also Wallace). Three Border lairds, David de Waughe of Lanrkshire, Robert Walgh of Roxburgh and Thomas Walghe of Peeples all figure in the Ragman Roll of 1296. The Waughs of Heip in Roxburghshire were a landed family for four hundred years. The name is now found mainly in Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Wallace
The Old English word waelisc, and the Anglo-Norman word waleis which came from it, mean'foreign' and are related to wealh 'foreigner' (giving Waugh); waelisc gives the name Walsh and Welsh, and waleis gives Wallace (together with the english surname Wallis) The concept would refer to any minority group; the English applied it to Cymru, thus coining the term Wales. In Scotland it was used with reference to the inhabitants of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde, who were of Brittonic or Welsh race; those of them who survived into the mediaeval period came to have the surname Wallace.


The WAUGH name first appears in Canadian records with a Francis Waugh born in Eniskillan, Ireland in 1816, marrying Anne Kirk in 1838 and immigrating to Canada in 1848, settling in the Wellington County. Ontario area. (There is also a Francis Waugh, from Ireland, listed as an immigrant in the late 1600's, who apparently travelled to the prairie provinces and was never heard from again.)

The GARFAT family name is traced from the present to the 1700's on the following pages. Most of my personal history was obtained that rainy day, with the empty places filled from library, archives, and other family sources. There is a little mystery, as my Grandmother relates (and open to future discussion) that William James Garfat was raised by an uncle, who also had three sons....William, Frank and Joseph.

I have branched off on some of the names on the paternal side of my personal history with a little success. On the maternal side....not as lucky, as I was only able to go back to my grandmother and I think that is as far as I will be able to go....

MY LIFE STORY

(The shortened version, as I know you don't have all day)

My birth took place at 75 Brook Road, Meersbrook, Sheffield, England, to Veronica Timperley, a young girl, of Irish descent.  My father, Kenneth Garfat Waugh, was in the Canadian Army, and stationed in England  at the time. My father was also of Irish descent, with a little Welsh and Scottish and a lot of Yorkshire England thrown in. I moved to Canada in 1946 at the age of 18 months ( at the time I had no choice, however I am pleased and proud that it took place ). I arrived almost 200 years after my father's ancestors settled here from Enniskillen Ireland in the early 1700, and Yorkshire, England in the 1800's

My first home on Canadian soil was 16 Arthur Street, London Ontario. I don't remember much about my first of many stays in this grand house, but I do remember the other times there. My father remained in the Regular Canadian Army (Armoured Corps) after the Second World War and I spent most of my childhood on Canadian Armed Forces Bases (Bordon and Petawawa). As I recalled, I seemed to have a happy childhood as I can't remember any discomforts. We were well looked afterin those days, as, although we lived in isolated parts of the country, we were want for nothing.

My schooling was primarily on the bases and when my father retired from the force, we moved to London Ontario. There I attended London Catholic Central and the following year, London Central. Moving to Toronto, I attended Jarvis Collegiate.  The only thing that I remember from My High School Education is that attending 4 different schools, I had to participate in Wm.Shakespear's Twelfth Night   4 times.....

Leaving Jarvis C.I., I entered the work force as a printer's apprentice and remained in that business for 5 years. Travelling to work one day, while reading the ad signs in the Subway, I noticed that the Toronto Transit Commission was recruiting drivers. I remained on the train until it arrived at their employment office. Applying, I was accepted and 30 years later, retired from a very productive and rewarding career.

During this time, I married (1965). Became the proud father of a son (1970) and daughter (1974). Had 4 dogs. No cats, and several fish. In July of '97, I suffered a heart attack and underwent a triple by-pass in March of '98. I have since been assessed in a rehab center, passing with flying colours and hope to walk on this planet for at least another 20 years,  or at least until I collect every penny I contributed to my retirement fund....

My hobbies include reading, sports (hockey), pottery (member of The Village Potterers, Markham) and volunteer.  (Cardiac Counsellor, as well as record novels to tape for the Visually Handicap)

My connection to the Garfat Family is through my paternal Grandmother, Daisy Wilabeth Garfat, youngest daughter of William James Garfat Jr and Elizabeth Davis. My grandmother was a great lady, kind, gentle and full of humour, as well as smarts. There was not much in this life that she did not experience. She never pushed her life experiences on others, but rather waited for her children,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren to approach her for advise. Her advise was concise and usually to the point, but always given from the heart and always fruitful. She was the incontestable perfect grandmother, but then I could be a little prejudice.

I recall several great aunts and remember them as being a little on the stern side......but I suppose that could be due to the fact that a little boy full of mischief, could be an irritant to elderly ladies.

My grandmother passed away in 1989 and in accordance to her requests,  Mack the Knife and  Alley Cat  were played at her Funeral. And again at her request, after the funeral, her family ( sons, daughters, grandchildren and great grand children, along with spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends), formed a long line and as a final gesture to her memory, to the tune of Alley Cat performed a poor, but enthusiastic  Can-Can....this is one of the fondest memories I have of my Grandmother.
 
 

FAMILY REUNION 1999


On August 6th, 1999, I travelled to Oshawa Ontario ( a 20 min drive) filled with anticipation, as well as trepidation. This was to be the first ever Garfat Family Reunion. I had no idea as to the number of people who would be attending, nor had I ever met any of them before. I walked in....looked around and found approximately 7 people there, about 4 more than I anticipated. I was made to feel right at home, and welcomed by all. After introductions all around, we sat and discussed relationships and how I fit in....The rest of the weekend, I discovered that, indeed, I had several relatives, more than I had ever known. 1st cousins, 2nd cousins and even more, as approximately 70 relatives appeared before the weekend was over. Resemblances were remarkable and I saw my grandmother
resemblance in faces of some who attended. I saw uncles as well. I was fascinated.

The weekend progressed and was over much too soon. In all, more than 70 people attended, all related. It was a wonderful time and on the return trip I almost drove past my town as I was deep in thought, reflecting on the weekend. The next one ( in 2001 ) is too long off....but I am making my plans already....

Click here for 2003 Reunion information

If you able to fill in any of the gaps on the following pages, please feel free to mail me I appreciate any information that you may possess, and who knows....I may have helped you. Take what you need and enjoy....good hunting.

Thank you

Ken Waugh

A FAMILY HISTORY
"and it must be true, cause my gramma tol'me so"


According to the family history, as told to me by my grandmother, Daisy Wilabeth (Garfat) Waugh, the Waugh name originated in Germany. They were a bad bunch apparently and left Germany in great haste to avoid the hangmans noose. The Family business warranted this, as rumour has it that they provided for their families in horse trading. The only problem being, that the horses they traded, did not belong to them.
Taking what they could carry on their horses, and of course boats (wonder where they got them from) they made their way to southern Scotland and became dwellers of the wall, Haidrians Wall that is....Here the name pronunciation softened and all was well for them, until they found that instead of farming and raising sheep, they discovered it more profitable to climb the wall and enter into Northern England to raid and pillage the small villages there.
Around 1601, the local chieftains, under King James the First, frowned on this practice, and after calling the Clans together, issued commands to the effect that they had three choices....stop....get out....or lose their heads. Some stayed and it is not known if they behaved themselves thus entitling them to keep their heads or not....the others left....to England, Ireland and Wales... many Waughs among them
In the mid to late 1840's, economical strife. as well as famine, forced many Irish families to look westward and emigrate to North America. My direct ancestors were part of this group, coming to Canada in 1848....There is word of another Francis Waugh, coming to Canada in the early 1700's and travelling to Western Canada....unfortunately there is no further record of him....
Following is an incomplete Family Tree. It is true as written and hopefully I will eventually be able to fill the gaps....
I have attempted to create a flowing file chart to both my paternal and maternal family trees. I think I may have succeeded....maybe not....but it was an attempt.Hope you enjoy it....take what you want (please read conditions at bottom of page) and if you happen to have information that you think I could use....send it to me....

WAUGH FAMILY TREE

1 Francis Waugh 1816-
b: Enniskillen Ireland
d:
bur:
(immigrated to Canada in1848)
m: 1838
Spouse: Anne Kirk 1821-
b:
d:
bur:
....2 William Waugh b: 1838-
....b: Enniskillen Ireland
....m:
....d:
....bur:
....Spouse: unknown
....2 Joseph Waugh 1839 -
....b: Enniskillen Ireland
....m:
....d:
....bur:
....Spouse: unknown
....2 Thomas Waugh 1843 - 1890
....b: Enniskillen Ireland
....m:1863
....d: 20 Dec. Lions Head, Bruce County, Ont.
....bur: Eastnor Cemetery
....Spouse: Sara Ann Schermerhorn 1845 -1910
....b: Perth, Ontario
....d:Collingwood, Ont.
....bur:
...........3 Annie Waugh 1864 -
.................b: Wallace, Ontario
.................m:1882 Eastnor, Ont.
.................d: 19 Oct.
.................bur:
.................+Spouse:Samuel Hall
............3 George Waugh 1866 - 1928
.................b: Minto, Ontario
.................m:1891
.................d: 23 Sept. Owen Sound, Ont.
.................bur:
.................+Spouse: Margaret (Maggie) Amelia Watson
..............3 Mary Waugh 1867 -
.................b: Minto, Ontario
.................m:
.................d: Moose Jaw Sask..
.................bur:
.................+Spouse: Albert Shaver
..............3 Francis Joseph Waugh (Captain)1870 - 1945
.................b: 23 Feb. Palmerstone, Wellington County, Ontario
.................m: 11 Mar. 1896 Wiarton, Ont.
.................d: 30 Oct. Owen Sound, Ont.
.................bur: Greenwood Cemetery, Ont.
.................+Spouse: Margaret Jane (Jennie) Bain
..............3 Margaret Jane Waugh 1872 - 1953
.................b: 28 Feb. Wallace, Ont.
.................m: 31 Mar. 1897 Wiarton, Ont.
.................d: 15 Nov. Clinton, Ont..
.................bur: Clinton Cemetery, Ont.
.................+Spouse: William John Nediger
..............3 Thomas Russell Waugh 1872 - 1953
.................b: Minto, Ontario
.................m: Wiarton, Ont.
.................d: Kitchener, Ont..
.................bur:
.................+Spouse: Annie Machan 1880 -
.................b: Perth, Ont.
.................m: Wiarton, Ont.
.................d:
.................bur:
..........................4 Winston Machan Waugh 1900 - 1967
...............................b: Wiarton, Ontario
..............................m: London, Ont.
...............................d: Dearborne Michigan, USA.
................................bur:
............................. +Spouse Daisy Wilabeth Garfat 1901 -1989
...............................b:London Ontario
....................................5 Kenneth Garfat Waugh 1922 - 1999
........................................b: London Ontario
.......................................m: Jun 1944. Sheffield England
........................................d: Vancouver B.C.
........................................bur: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto
........................................+Spouse: Veronica Timperley 1927 - 1985
........................................b: Sheffield, Yorkshire England
........................................d: Toronto Ontario
........................................bur: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto
........................................... 6 Kenneth Ian Waugh 1944 - Sheffield, England
.................................................m: 1965
...............................................+Spouse: Barbara Ann Kelly 1944 - Toronto Ont
.................................................... 7 Kenneth Thomas Waugh 1970 - Toronto
.................................................... 7 Kathryn Mary Waugh 1974 - Toronto
.............................................6 Karen Veronica Waugh 1947 - London Ontario
............................................. m:
..............................................+Spouse: Fred Roche 1945 -Toronto Ontario
.................................................... 7 Angela Roche Toronto Ontario
........................................................ m:
.......................................................+Spouse:
..............................................................8 Alicia Roche Toronto Ontario
..............................................................8 Amanda Roche Toronto Ontario
.......................................................... 7 Susan Roche Toronto Ontario
................................................................. m:
................................................................ +Spouse: Gerry Brown Toronto Ontario
.........................................................................8 Arron Brown Toronto Ontario
.........................................................................8 Ryan Brown Toronto Ontario
....................................................* Second husband of Karen Waugh
.................................................... +Spouse: Raymond Simmons
....................................5 Donald S. Waugh 1923 - 1976 London Ontario
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....................................5 Bessy
............................................... 6 Lynn 1945 - England
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............................................... 6 Lawrence 19 46- London Ontario
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................................................... 6 Tracy London Ontario
....................................5 William Waugh 1924- London Ontario
.................................................m:
......................................... + Mary Zukuskey
............................................... 6 Joanne Waugh London Ontario
............................................... 6 Janice Waygh London Ontario
.........................................................m:
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............................................... 6 Janine Waugh London Ontario
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............................................... 6 Jane Waugh London Ontario
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............................................... 6 William Jr (Johnny) Waugh London Ontario
....................................5 Nancy Waugh 1930 - London Ontario
.................................................m
....................................... ..+ Ronald Pincombe
............................................... 6 Debby Pincombe London Ontario
.........................................................m:
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............................................... 6 Dianna Pincombe London Ontario
.........................................................m:
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....................................5 Sally Ann Waugh 1932 - London Ontario
.................................................m:
...................................... ..+ Harvey Chamberlain
............................................... 6 Robert Chamberlain London Ontario
............................................... 6 Catherine Chamberlain London Ontario
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............................................... 6 Sandra Chamberlain London Ontario
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............................................... 6 Scott Chamberlain London Ontario
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..........................4 Viola May Waugh 1901 - Preston Ontario
..........................4 Thelma Jean Waugh 1902 - Preston Ontario
..........................4 Winford Waugh 1903 - Preston Ontario
..........................4 Russell Everon Waugh 1904 - Preston Ontario
....2 Sarah Waugh 1849 Ontario
....2 Francis Waugh 1850 Ontario
....2 John Waugh 1853 Ontario
....2 Elizabeth Waugh 1855 Ontario
....2 Margaret Waugh 1857 Ontario
....2 Mary Waugh 1859 Ontario
..............3 Sara Esther Waugh 1875 -1927 Palmerston, Ont.
...............+Spouse: William Edwin Brooks
..............3 Lwellyan Waugh 1878 -1884 Eastnor, Ont.
..............3 John Waugh 1878 -1919 Eastnor, Ont.
...............+Spouse: Violet Corbet
..............3 Jemima Lucy May Waugh 1880 -1902 Eastnor, Ont.
..............3 Bertha Julia Alfretta Waugh 1882 - 1964
...............+Spouse: Joseph Alexander Hoath
..............3 Katherine Laura (Kate) Waugh 1895 - 1961
...............+Spouse: Herbert James Gill
..............3 Henrietta Blanche Waugh 1887 - 1970
...............+Spouse: Glen Thomas

OTHER TREES PERTAINING TO KENNETH IAN WAUGH
GARFAT
KELLY
KILPATRICK
MACHAN
TIMPERLEY

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