HENRY LEUTY DESCENDANTS
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This lineage was first undertaken by EE MacPhail. His wife Gladys is a descendant of Sarah, a sister of Margaret Leuty Hedges. (Sarah married Thomas Wray.) Since then several people have added to it. With the addition of the MacPhail papers, nine generations have been traced through this branch of the family, eleven if you count the grandchildren. This is a splendid record. Usually branches reach only the 7th or 8th generation. (For the Margaret Branch, every Hedges descendant is also a Leuty descendant and, it seems, what has been called a "Hedges" face is just as likely to be a "Leuty" face.) (Acknowledgement goes to Charles Hedges, Caroline Hedges and any other unnamed individuals who supplied information for this lineage.)
The earliest entry of the family name in the International Genealogy Index of the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS, is the christening of Jennett Lewtie in 1562 in the Parish of Ripley, Yorkshire, England. The family may have been of Hugenot origin, as believed by some descendants, or they may even have come to England with the Normans in 1066.
In the 17th and 18th centuries the name was spelled Lewty, Lewtye, Leutie and Luty.The name seems to have originated in France. An excerpt from a book on family names is quoted in full: "(character name) from terms no longer in use (or rare). Leal (ME lele, O Fr leial 'loyal, faithful'), with the abstract Lawtey, Leuty, Lewtey (O Fr leaute 'loyalty')".
The Leuty family roots are in the Parish of Ripley which is about 20 miles west of York, Yorkshire, England. The name appears in the communities of Killinghall, Burnt Yates and Clint. This branch of the family comes from Killinghall, Parish of Ripley.
Descendants of Thomas Lewty
Generation No. 1
1. ROBERT LEWTY, Bapt. 10 Mar 1672, Killinghall, Ripley Parish, Yorkshire, England.
Generation No. 2
2. ROBERT LEWTY (THOMAS), Bapt. 10 Mar 1672 in Killinghall, Ripley Parish, Yorkshire, England.
Child of ROBERT LEWTY is:
i. HENRY LEWTY, b. 1707, Killinghall, Ripley Parish.
Generation No. 3
3. HENRY LEWTY (ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 1707 in Killinghall, Ripley Parish. He married ELEANOR VEVERS 11 Nov 1732. She was born in Killinghall, Ripley Parish, and died 03 Feb 1769.
HENRY LEWTY: Baptism: 20 Sep 1707, Ripley, Yorkshire, England
Note: All dates of children are baptism dates.
Children of HENRY LEWTY and ELEANOR VEVERS are:
i. JANE LEWTY, b. 13 Mar 1734, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England..
ii. RUTH LEWTY, b. 09 Oct 1736, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England.
iii. HENRY LEUTY, b. 21 Nov 1738.
iv. JOHN LEWTY, b. 13 Oct 1741, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England..
v. JOSEPH LEWTY, b. 06 Jan 1743/44.
Generation No. 4
4. HENRY LEUTY (HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was baptized 21 Nov 1738. He married MARY BENSON 26 Mar 1767 in Ripley Parish, Yorkshire Co, England. She was born 23 May 1748 in Ripon Parish, Yorkshire Co, England, and died 17 Dec 1814 in Kelk, Foston on Wolds Parish, abt 25 miles east of York, Eng. Christening record located on FHL under Henry “Lewty”. Resided Bet. 1767 - 1786, in Killinghall, Yorkshire.
Children of HENRY LEUTY and MARY BENSON are:
i. GEORGE LEUTY, b. 04 Sep 1769, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England; d. 23 Feb 1791, Kelk, Foston Parish, Yorkshire, England.
ii. MARY LEUTY, b. 1771, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England; d. 06 Aug 1790, in Kelk,Yorkshire, England.
iii. ELIZABETH LEUTY, b. 23 May 1774, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England; d. 27 Oct 1794; m. MATTHEW STORK; b. Kelk, Foston Parish, Yorkshire, England.
iv. ELEANOR LEUTY, b. 02 Sep 1776, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England; d. 14 Jul 1792, Kelk, Foston Parish, Yorkshire, England.
v. HENRY LEUTY, b. 28 Apr 1779, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England. Residence: 1850, living in Leeds.
vi. JOSEPH LEUTY, b. 27 Jan 1782, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England; d. 07 May 1850, Toronto, ON, 187 Queen Street West.
vii. WILLIAM LEUTY, b. 08 Oct 1784, Killinghall, Yorkshire, England; d. 02 Nov 1857, Pocklington, County of York, England, at dau Ellen's home.
viii. ANN LEUTY, b. 02 Sep 1787, Kelk, Foston Parish, Yorkshire, England.
ix. MATTHEW LEUTY, b. 09 Oct 1792, Kelk, Foston Parish, Yorkshire Co, England; d. 15 Apr 1870, Malton, Toronto Twp ,Peel Co, ON, prob at his son Henry G Leuty place.
The following questions are not answered:
1. What was the occupation of the Leutys in Killinghall?
2. Why did Henry Leuty and his wife, Mary Bensen, leave Killinghall around 1786 and move to Kelk in the Parish of Foston, about 25 miles east of York?
3. Three of Henry and Mary Leuty's children died within a short period of time: Mary on August 6 1790, age 19; George on February 23 1791, age 22; and Eleanor on July 14 1792, age 16. What was the cause of these three deaths? This may explain why Matthew, who was born in 1791, was not christened until October 9 1792.
Generation No. 5
5. JOSEPH LEUTY (HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 27 Jan 1782 in Killinghall, Yorkshire, England, and died 07 May 1850 in Toronto, ON, 187 Queen Street West.
Joseph Leuty, b. Jan 27 1782 in Killinghall, d. May 7 1850 in Toronto Ontario. Joseph immigrated to Canada; at the time of his death he was residing at 187 Queen Street West, Toronto. On Feb 11 1850 Joseph made a will in which he named three of his brothers: Henry, residing in Leeds, County of York, England; William, residing in Pocklington, County of York, England; and Matthew, residing in Ontario, Canada. In the will Joseph also mentions his nephew, Henry Green Leuty, Matthew's son. Henry G was willed a 100-acre farm in the Toronto Gore in the event that Joseph's daughter Emma** died without lawful issue. Joseph's daughter Emma married Walter Lee. Today there is a Leuty Ave. and a Lee Ave. in the Beaches district in the east end of Toronto in honour of these two pioneer families. Joseph appears to have been a prosperous businessman. At the time of his death, he owned 4 houses and a tavern, known as the Black Bull, all on Queen Street. He was a member of the Queen Street Wesleyan Church.
** I have that the daughter who married Walter Lee was Emma. - CM
Joseph Leuty was found in: Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s Event: Living Year: 1833 Place: Toronto (York), York Township; Province of record source: Ontario; County of record source: York; Source: Upper Canada Commercial Directory, 1833, (n.p.), York (Toronto), circa 1833. Volume/Page(s): 91. (Please note: The province and county are associated with the location of the record source and in some cases may not be the same as the place where the event occurred.)
From the Perkins Bull Collection of the Peel Archives, land records:
Tor. Gore-lot 9, con 9, N.D., Aug. 7, 1833, Joseph Leuty (Leuty is crossed out and replaced with "Luty")(could this be a brother of Henry Green Leuty and perhaps the father of Millicent Leuty???).
[** More likely this is Matthew’s brother Joseph 1782-1850– CM.]
More About JOSEPH LEUTY:
Religion:Queen Street Wesleyan Church
Residence: 1846, Toronto, York Township, Ontario [Source: Province of record source: Ontario; County of record source: York; Brown's Toronto City and Home District Directory 1846-7, George Brown, Toronto, 1846. Volume/Page(s): 42. Will: 11 Feb 1850, names bros Henry, William, Matthew , nephew Henry Green L.
Child of JOSEPH LEUTY is:
i. EMMA LEUTY.
6. WILLIAM LEUTY (HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 08 Oct 1784 in Killinghall, Yorkshire, England, and died 02 Nov 1857 in Pocklington, County of York, England, at dau Ellen's home.
Child of WILLIAM LEUTY is:
i. ELLEN LEUTY.
7. MATTHEW LEUTY (HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 09 Oct 1792 in Kelk, Foston Parish, Yorkshire Co, England, and died 15 Apr 1870 in Malton, Toronto Twp ,Peel Co, ON, prob at his son Henry G Leuty’s place. He married (1) MARY GREEN 03 Sep 1816 in Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England, daughter of RALPH GREEN and MARGARET NICHOLS. She was born 21 Nov 1793 in Fangfoss Parish, Yorkshire, England [Source: As recorded in the Fangfoss Anglican Parish Church], and died 27 Apr 1842 in Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England. He married (2) MARY VAILES Aft. 22 Jan 1846. She was born 1791 in England, and died 1868 in Chinguacousy Tp, Peel Co, ON.
The life of Matthew Leuty, 1791 - 1870
Matthew Leuty was born in Kelk, Parish of Foston, Yorkshire, England in 1791. He was baptized on October 9 1792. Henry and Mary Green were married in Fangfoss on Sept 3 1816. The witnesses to the ceremony were Henry Green, Ralph Green and Sophia Whipp. Fangfoss was a parish town, in Wilton-Beacon division of Harthill, 4 miles from Pocklington, 11m from York and Market Weighton. Population 154. St Martins Church, administered by the Dean of York, is a perpetual curacy, a peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York, in the deanery of Harthill.
[Source: from the Parish Registers of Fangfoss Parish, Yorkshire. These records go back to 1662. This info provided by Caroline Hedges July,1988.]
MARRIAGE RECORD OF MATTHEW LEUTY AND MARY GREEN
Matthew Leuty, Bachelor, aged 24, of this parish (ie. Fangfoss), Farmer, and Mary Green, spinster, aged 22 of this parish, were married in this church by License, with consent of those whose consent is required, this third day of September, in the year of Eighteen Hundred Sixteen, by me, James Addison /s/ Curate This marriage was solemnized between us; Matthew Leuty /s/ Mary Green /s/ In the presence of: Henry Green /s/ Ralph Green /s/ Sophia Whipp /s/. (All five of the signatures were done in nice hands, none of them were "X". Mary and Matthew both had unusually nice handwriting. Marriages in those days could be preceded by Banns, ie having the announcement of the coming marriage made three Sundays in church, or by License. The License cost money, so was frequently done by the middle and upper class people.
The name Leuty was/is not common to Fangfoss. It first appears in 1816 when Mary and Matthew were married. The last entry is in 1842 when Mary died. Henry was the church warden from Jan 1825-1831. Mary was the daughter of Ralph Green, farmer, and Margaret, daughter of Jonathan Nichols. She was born on Nov 21 1793, as recorded in the Fangfoss Anglican Parish Church.
Matthew and Mary had nine children, all of whom were born in Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England. Matthew was a farmer; he appears as such as an entry of "professions and trades" for Fangfoss in Baines's Directory of 1823. Mary died on Apr 27 1842. She was buried in the Fangfoss Anglican Church Cemetery. In 1844 Matthew and all his children immigrated to the Toronto area, Ontario, Canada.From the late 1840s until 1868 Matthew lived on the west half of Lot 33, Concession 3 West in the Twp of Chinguacousy, County of Peel.This farm consisted of 100 acres and was located about one mile north of the village of Cheltenham at the foot of the Caledon Hills.
While living in Chinguacousy Twp, Matthew made a will dated Mar 30 1868. The Surrogate court records show that he died Apr 15 1870. At that time he was residing in Toronto Twp, probably with his son Henry Green Leuty. His estate consisted of household goods and furniture in the amount of $16 and monies secured by mortgage in the amount of $1200, for a total of $1216. By the terms of the will the income from the money was to go to his daughter Elizabeth. It is believed that he was buried in a cemetery formerly within the Toronto International Airport. There is, however, no record of such.
More About MATTHEW LEUTY:
Christening: 09 OCT 1792, Foston On The Wolds, Yorkshire, England.
Immigration: 1844, to Canada, to the Toronto area.
Occupation: Farmer, 100 ac 1 Mi N of Cheltenham, ON.
Religion: Wesleyan Methodist.
Residence: Bet. 1848 - 1868, Chinguacousy T,Peel Co, ON, Lt 33, Con3 W.
Will: 30 Mar 1868, Peel Co, ON; worth totalled $1216.
More About MARY GREEN: Burial: Fangfoss Anglican Church Cemetery
Notes for MARY VAILES:
From the late 1840s until 1868 Matthew lived on the west half of Lot 33, Concession 3 West in the Twp of Chinguacousy, County of Peel. This farm consisted of 100 acres and was located about one mile north of the village of Cheltenham at the foot of the Caledon Hills. Richard Vailes had obtained this land from the Crown. Richard Vailes died on Jan 22 1846.
On Dec 13 1845, Vailes made a will which in part states that "I devise that my wife, Mary, shall be left in quiet possession of the farm, buildings and stock for her own benefit during her lifetime and after her death it is my will that the farm which consists in the west half of Lot # 33 in the 3rd Concession West of the Centre Road (Hwy #10) in the Twp of Chinquacousy containing 100 acres more or less and also the stock and farming utensils be sold to the best advantage."In the late 1840s Richard Vailes' widow, Mary, married Matthew Leuty. They farmed this land until Mary's death in 1868. In 1868 Joseph Mountain purchased the farm from the estate of Richard Vailes. Joseph Mountain's descendant Norman Mountain still farmed this property (at least up until the 1990s approx.).
They lived in a log house and are shown as WM (Wesleyan Methodist).Matthew and is shown as born in England and Mary shown as born in CW (Canada West). The old log house stood on the south side of the present driveway close to the road. A 1859 map of Chinguacousy Twp shows Matthew living on this farm. In 1989 this map was on the wall behind the counter in the County of Peel Archives, Brampton, Ontario. The Archives is located in the old Brampton jail.
Most of the dates below appear to be Christening dates – CM.
Children of MATTHEW LEUTY and MARY GREEN are:
i. HENRY GREEN LEUTY, b. Bet. 13 - 18 Aug 1818, Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England; d. 25 Mar 1895, Toronto Gore Twp. Peel Co, Ontario, Canada.
ii. MARY LEUTY, b. 27 Feb 1820, Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England.
iii. MARGARET LEUTY, b. 11 Mar 1822, Fangfoss Parish, Yorkshire, England; d. 05 May 1887, Nanticoke, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada.
iv. ELLEN LEUTY, b. 30 May 1824, Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England; d. 31 Aug 1863.
v. ELIZABETH LEUTY, b. 30 Aug 1826, Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England; d. 20 Sep 1901; m. MATTHEW GREENWOOD. ELIZABETH LEUTY: Christening: 10 SEP 1826, Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England. Was residing Bet. 1848 - 1860, w/ father & stepmother, Chinguacousy Twp.
vi. ANN LEUTY, b. 27 Apr 1829, Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England; d. 1903.
vii. SARAH LEUTY, b. 12 Oct 1832, Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England; d. 1908.
viii. JANE LEUTY, b. 21 Mar 1836, Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England. Christening: 22 MAR 1836, Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England.
ix. CHARLOTTE LEUTY, b. 23 Sep 1837, Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England; d. 04 Apr 1838, Fangfoss, cause unknown. Christening: 24 SEP 1837, Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England.
Generation No. 6
8. EMMA (JOSEPH, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS). She married WALTER LEE.
Children of EMMA LEUTY and WALTER LEE are:
i. MABEL LEE.
ii. EDNA LEE.
iii. CECIL LEE. Groomsman at wedding of cousin Matthew Aaron Leuty & Minnie Price.
iv. CHARLES LEE.
v. ALFRED LEE.
vi. ARTHUR LEE.
vii. JOSEPH LEE, d. Toronto Bay. Is this the one who drowned while skating?
9. ELLEN LEUTY (WILLIAM, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS). She married JOHN LAYTON.13". Residence: Nov 1857, Church Lane Street, Pocklington, Enland.
Child of ELLEN LEUTY and JOHN LAYTON is:
i. FRANCIS LAYTON.
10. HENRY GREEN LEUTY (MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born Bet. 13 Aug 1818 in Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England, and died 25 Mar 1895 in Toronto Gore Twp. Peel Co, Ontario, Canada. He married HANNAH JANE BARKER 25 Mar 1846 in probably Etobicoke, Ontario [Source: Henry Green Leuty married Hanna J Barker #3902]. She was born 15 Nov 1824 in Yorkshire, England, and died 13 Dec 1920 in Cooksville, Ontario. They are both buried in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Malton, Toronto Twp., Peel Cty., Ontario.
This old cemetery is located in the SW corner of the intersection of Dixie Rd and Britannia Rd, Mississauga, Ontario. In the 1800s there was a Wesleyan Church adjacent to the cemetery. However, there is no church there now.
Henry G was one of the executor's named in his father's will. Also was named in Uncle Joseph’s will. It is not known what Henry did between 1844 and 1856. It appears unlikely that he inherited the farm mentioned in his Uncle Joseph Leuty's will. He was to inherit the farm upon the death of Joseph's daughter Emma if she died without lawful issue. However, Emma married Walter Lee and they had several children; it appears that Henry G did not get his uncle's farm.
In 1856 Henry G purchased a 100-acre farm in the west half of Lot #4, Concession 4 East in Toronto Twp, Peel County. This farm was on the east side of Dixie Rd between Hwy 401 and Britannia Rd. It was quite close to the cemetery where Henry and his family were eventually buried. Henry G and Hannah Barker had several children. A son, Henry John married Mary Craig. On Oct 1 1917 Henry John sold the farm to his son Matthew Aaron for one dollar.
From the Peel Land Occupants taken from Tremaine's map of 1859: "Henry G. Leuty, con. 4E, lot 4"
Peel County Map (acknowledgement to Carol Morrow) PEEL COUNTY
Information on the Mississauga area, this will take you to Mississauga Heritage Site:
In the Perkins Bull Collection of the Peel Archives, land records:
Toronto Twp, lot 11, Conc 2, Feb. 1877, H.G. Leuty, 100 acres $7700 (see lot 4, con 4, Torr (??) E)(see 1856 above). And: lot 11, Conc 2, Oct. 1917, Henry J. Leuty, $1.00 (mentioned above, to Matthew A Leuty).
The 1877 Walker and Miles Historical Atlas of Peel lists Henry Leuty owning lot 11, concession II N in Toronto Twp (south part). There is also a Henry “Lenty” shown as owning lot 4, concession IV E Toronto Twp (north part). Land Record, Digital Map Collection Online, 1877: P.O. Cooksville, Toronto S Tp, Peel County, Conc 2 NDS Lot 11, 100 acres.
lot 10, Conc 9, N.D., Feb. 23, 1853, Henry G. Leuty, 50 acres, 512 pounds, 10 shillings.
The 1842 Census for Home District has aggregate numbers only with no names.
Nothing could be found in the 1851Toronto Twp Census as parts of it were missing. Nothing was found in the 1851 Toronto Gore Census.
The 1861 Census lists Henry Leuty, 43, born in England, Wesleyan Methodist, farmer; Hannah, 38, born in England, Methodist; Mary E, 11; Sarah, 7; Henry, 3, Mathew, 1. All the children were born in Upper Canada. They were living in a two-story brick home. [Census of Ontario, 1861, Peel Cty., Toronto Twp., Dist. 8, C 1063, p. 127].
Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index): LEUTY , HENERY
Sex: Male, Age: 52 , Birthplace: ENGLAND.
Religion: Wesleyan Methodist; Origin: ENGLISH; Occupation: Farmer ( F )
[District: Peel Co (039), Sub-district: Toronto Tp (A), Division: 5, Page: 48, Microfilm reel: C-9957, Reference: RG31 — Statistics Canada]
The detail of the 1871 Census lists Henry Leuty, 52, born in England, Methodist and a farmer; Hanna I, 48 years, born in England, Methodist; Sarah Jane, 16; Maria Ann, 9; Henry John, 13; Mathew A, 11. All children were born in Ontario.
1881 Canadian Census for Toronto, Peel, Ontario:
Henry G. LEUTY M Male English 63 England Farmer Weslyan Methodist.
Hannah LEUTY M Female English England Weslyan Methodist.
Matthew LEUTY Male English Ontario Weslyan Methodist.
[Source : FHL Film 1375888, NA Film # C-13252, Dist 140, Sub A, Div 5, Pg # 33.
The 1891 Census shows the head of household as Mathew Leuty, 31, born in Ontario, Methodist, farmer, Minnie, 31, born in Ontario (parents born in Ontario), Methodist; Frank, age 1, born in Ontario; Henry G Leuty, age 72, born in England, Methodist, gentleman; Anna Jane, age 67, born in England, Methodist [Census of Ontario, 1891, Peel Co, Toronto Twp., (Dist. D), T-6361, p. 5]
The 1901 Census lists the Mathew Leuty family but Henry and Hannah are not listed. Presumably they died between 1891 and 1901. [Well, Henry died in 1895, but Hannah would have been alive – CM.]
A Millicent Leuty crops up in the same general area. Any connection is unproven at this point in time but this appears to be the only Leuty family in the Toronto Gore area so I am going to guess that Henry and Hannah are the parents of Millicent. Future research may prove otherwise. In an Aug 2001 trip to the Peel Archives and a search of the hard copy Leuty file (it is not on microfilm), there is evidence to suggest that Millicent is not a daughter of this couple. Might she be a younger sister of Henry or the daughter of a Joseph Leuty (Luty) ? (I don’t think she is one of Henry’s sisters but she might have belonged to Joseph – CM.)
In an interview with Mr. Frank Jackson, Brampton, April 21, 1933 in the William Perkins Bull Collection, Peel Archives:
Henry Leuty, lot 6 (or 4??), Con. 4, E.H.S. West 1/2. He married a Miss Barker in 1846. He died in 1895, and his wife died in 1920, at the age of 98, being the oldest resident in Peel County at that time. On the Leuty farm two houses were built. The centre house is really the farm residence. Up until his son was married the small house was unoccupied, but at that time, Mathew Leuty and his wife moved into the small house. They (Henry and Hanna??) are quite typical of the old hardy spirit of the pioneers, for though they are both suffering under physical handicaps, they still enjoy life to its fullest extent. Mr. Leuty was out hunting once, standing with his hand over his gun, when in some way it went off, and as a consequence he had to have his hand amputated, and uses a hook. However, he finds this useful in many ways and is able to be of much help on the farm to his son. They still get a great deal of pleasure out of life, and should serve as worthy examples to the younger generation of hardships endured, and handicaps overcome.
From the Perkins Bull Collection, Peel Archives:
Henry Green Leuty was class leader for years on the Quarterly Board at Trinity Wesleyan Church which was built in 1867. John Hunt built the first church and it was built of frame and called Hunt's Chapel. John Hunt owned 50 acres where the church was built. He had to be nearly 100 years old. He was called Daddy Hunt.
More About HENRY GREEN LEUTY: Burial: Trinity United Church, Malton, Toronto Twp., Peel Cty., Ontario. Christening: 13 Aug 1818, Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England (FHL under Henry Green “Lewty”). Immigration: 1844, to Canada, near Toronto. Occupation: Farmer, 100ac, W half of Lot #4, Conc 4 E. Residence: 24 Jun 1856, Toronto Twp, Peel County; Lot 4, Con 4e (date of purchase).
Notes for HANNAH JANE BARKER: From the Perkins Bull Collection of the Peel Archives
Toronto Twp's oldest resident dies. Mrs. Henry Leuty, aged 98 passes away at Cooksville. Mrs. Henry Leuty, the oldest resident of Toronto Twp. and possibly the oldest resident of Peel County died today at the home of her son Henry Leuty, in her 98th year. Right up to the last she retained her full faculties. She is survived by 3 children, 5 great grandchildren and 8 great grand children.
Obituary (Brampton Conservator, Dec. 16, 1920, page 1, col. 3):
On Dec. 13, 1920, Mrs. Henry Leuty, the oldest resident of Toronto Township and possibly the oldest person in Peel County died at the home of her son, Henry Leuty, in her 98th year. Right up till the last she retained her full faculties. She is survived by three children, Henry J. of Cooksville, Matthew A. of Burnamthorpe and Mrs. W. W. Craig of Montreal, and fourteen great grand children. Mrs. Leuty was a member of the Barker family and came from England at the age of nine years, and settled with her parents at Richmond Hill. She remembered many hardships of the early pioneer days when clearing their forest home. Young Street was only a wagon trail. In those days the hills at Hogg's Hollow had not been cut down and the road wound around the highland to the east instead of descending into the valley. Mrs. Leuty received her education at Richmond Hill school, two miles distant from her home, she, with her older sister and younger brothers tramping along a blazed trail. In 1843 they moved from Richmond Hill to Thistletown, into the Barker homestead, now occupied by Mr. Albert Barker. In 1846, she married Henry Leuty and for a few years lived in Toronto Gore, later moving to Burnamthorpe, to the farm where her grandson, Frank Leuty, now resides. Her husband predeceased her twenty five years ago. Mr. A. J. Barker of Weston, Mr. Albert and Henry Barker and miss Jennie Barker of Thistletown are nephews and niece of the deceased.
Obituary (Brampton Conservator, Dec 23, 1920, page 2, col. 5).
By the death of Hannah Jane Leuty the community has lost its oldest resident. Having emigrated to Canada with her parents and five sisters, they arrived at Muddy York, now Toronto, in the spring of 1832. They then proceeded on their journey up what is now Yonge Street to Thornhill, settling a few miles north of that place, where she received her education by tramping to school along a blazed trail. In 1842 the family moved to Etobicoke Township, near Four Corners, now Thistletown, to the Barber homestead, now occupied by her nephew, A. A. Barker. In 1846 she was married to Henry Leuty; after living for a time in Etobicoke, and Toronto Township near Burnhamthorpe, on the farm where her grandson, Frank, now resides. Mrs. Leuty was a life long Methodist, taking an active part in church and Sunday School work, leading the singing , and one of the first school teachers at Thornhill, and along with her husband was one of the foremost in building Trinity Methodist Church, where the last respects were paid to her before she was laid to rest beside her husband, who predeceased her twenty five years, her two sons, Henry J. Leuty and Matthew A. Leuty, and four grandsons, Dr. Craig, Montreal, Dr. Leuty, Toronto; Stanley Leuty, teacher, Belleville, and Frank Leuty. She is survived by three children, Henry J, Cooksville; Matthew A, Burnamthorpe, and Mrs WW Craig, Montreal; eighteen grand children and fifteen great grand children. The following is a letter written in the form of poetry to her brother, A. Barker, on the anniversary of her fiftieth wedding day.
Mar. 25, 1896
This is our golden wedding day,
And golden let it be;
For he that journeyed with me
The golden strand doth see.
It's one long lonesome year
Since he crossed the swelling tide,
But I hope we'll meet together,
Safely on the other side.
In loneliness I linger,
But with patience I will wait,
For the time is drawing near,
When I'll see the golden gate.
I pray that it may open
And I may find the rest
That is promised the weary,
On our Redeemer's breast.
I ask not for a mansion,
Or high exalted seat,
But a quiet resting place,
Beside my Savior’s feet.
From H. J. Leuty, to her kind, affectionate brother, A Barker.
Children of HENRY LEUTY and HANNAH BARKER are:
i. MARY ELIZABETH LEUTY, b. 14 Mar 1851, Upper Canada; d. 1928.
ii. SARAH JANE LEUTY, b. 25 May 1854; d. 10 Aug 1872. Burial: Trinity United Church, Malton, Toronto Twp.,Peel Co, Ontario.
iii. HENRY JOHN LEUTY, b. 17 Dec 1857, Toronto Gore Twp. Peel Co, Ontario, Canada; d. 1942.
iv. MATTHEW AARON LEUTY, b. 21 Mar 1860, Toronto Twp. Peel Co Ontario, Canada; d. 1940.
v. MARIA ANN LEUTY, b. Abt. 1862.
11. MARY LEUTY (MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born/ bapt. 27 Feb 1820 in Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England and died in 1885 in Ontario. She married THOMAS ROBINSON 04 Nov 1837 in Saint Crux, York, Yorkshire, England. He was born 1817 in England. Christening: 27 Feb 1820, Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England (FHL; look under Mary “Lewty”).
Mary Leuty, 1820 – 1885
Mary was born, or baptized, in Fangfoss, England on Feb 27 1820. She married Thomas Robinson in England and before immigrating to Canada, they had two children: Sarah Ann, b. in 1838; and Ellen, b. in 1840. Three children were born in Ontario, probably in Etobicoke: Matthew H, b. 1844; Emma, b. 1846; and Mary Jane, b. 1847. Thomas Robinson, with his wife Mary and family, moved to Vespra Twp, Simcoe County. On Apr 1 1857 Thomas Robinson purchased a saw & grist mill from his brother-in-law, Thomas Wray, and R Leadley. The site consisted of 200 acres and was described as Lot #12, Concession 4 in the Twp of Vespar, Simcoe County (the community is now known as Midhurst). In 1989 there was a walking path along the stream on which this and other mills were built. There is a wooden sign pointing the way to the site of the old mill. Locally it is known as Oliver's Mill as Oliver was the original owner and builder. A map of 1857 (?) shows it as Robinson's Mill. It is believed that Thomas and Mary called it "Vespra Mill". Residence: 01 Apr 1857, Vespar Tp, Simcoe Co, ON.
1881 Canadian Census for Vespra, Simcoe North, Ontario:
Thomas ROBINSON M Male age 64 England, Grist Miller, Wes Methodist.
Mary ROBINSON Female English age 61 England Weslyan Methodist.
Mary ROBINSON Female English age 31 Ontario Weslyan Methodist.
Thomas ROBINSON Male English age 17 Ontario Grist Miller Wes Methodist.
[Source: FHL Film 1375887, NA Film # C-13251, Dist 139, Sub E, Div 1, Pg 59 Household # 270].
Children of MARY LEUTY and THOMAS ROBINSON are:
i. SARAH ANN ROBINSON, b. 1838, England.
ii. ELLEN ROBINSON, b. 1840, England.
iii. MATTHEW H ROBINSON, b. 1844, prob Toronto.
iv. EMMA ROBINSON, b. 1846, prob Toronto.
v. MARY JANE ROBINSON, b. 1847, prob Toronto, ON.
12. MARGARET LEUTY (MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born/ bapt 11 Mar 1822 in Fangfoss Parish, Yorkshire, England, and died 05 May 1887 in Nanticoke, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada. She married WILLIAM GEORGE HEDGES SR 06 Jan 1846 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada in a civil ceremony [Source: Information was supplied by Charles Henry Hedges, grandson], the son of GEORGE HEDGES and MARTHA BOULTER. He was born 17 Oct 1811 in Bristol, Gloucester, England, and died 25 Mar 1900 in Nanticoke, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada. They are both buried in Cheapside (Wesleyan) United Church Cemetery, Cheapside, Walpole Tp, Haldimand Co, Ontario. (Christening: 11 MAR 1822, Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England).
From Helen Hedges Meharg notes (gr-grand-daughter):
William married Margaret Leuty (a native of Yorkshire) on Jan 6 1846 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada in a civil ceremony sanctioned by the church, denoting that they were neither Catholic nor Anglican. [They were Methodist.] They lived in Etobicoke when Toronto was still called York. When they came to Haldimand County they bought the south half of Lot 19, Conc 6 along the Cheapside Road in the Tp of Walpole. Wm George helped cut the trees to widen the road and put in the ditches from Conc 5 to Cheapside. He was School Trustee of the Jennings school situated on the S half of Lot 19, Conc 7. On Lot 19 they had 3 children - George, Margaret & Ellen. In 1854 they brought their family to Lot 11m Conc 1 of Walpole Tp near Nanticoke on the shores of Lake Erie because it was rumored that a RR would come from Dunnville to Pt Dover thru Selkirk and Nanticoke. Also, in the early days property fronting on the water was considered more valuable. Children born on Lot 11 were Henry and James. Alfred and Walter were born in the brick house on Lot 12, Conc 1 which they subsequently obtained. [original research by Carles Henry Hedges, later published in book form by his son. William Alvin Hedges].
Note: Margaret Leuty was William George’s second wife. He had a “first” family with Elizabeth Chave whom he married in England in 1837. They had 3 children there – 3 daughters: Elizabeth 1838, Martha 1839 & Martha Boulter 1841; the first Martha died as a babe. George & Elizabeth with their 2 young daughters came to Toronto early in 1842. They had a son William George Jr , b in 1843 and another son John Chave 10 May 1845 who died in Aug 1845. Elizabeth died 2 weeks after he was born 25 May 1845.
Copy of a page from an old family Bible giving information about William George Hedges Sr. and his first wife, Elizabeth. (Note: these entries were by Wm George himself.)
Ages of W. & E. Hedges:
W. Hedges born Oct. 17th 1811
E. Hedges born May 9th 1806
WILLIAM & ELIZABETH HEDGES MARRIED AT WALCOTT CHURCH, BATH. JUNE 28TH 1837.
Elizabeth Hedges born July 9th 1838, 8 o'clock in the morning.
Martha Hedges born October 21st 1839, half past 9 in the morning. Martha died at Farmborough, May 25th, 1841. The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, and blessed be the name of the Lord.
Martha Boulter Hedges, born Nov. 28th, 1841,1/2 past 12 p.m.
William George Hedges, born Oct. 1st, 1843, 10 o'clock p.m.
John Robert Chave Hedges, born May 10th, 1845, 9 o'clock p.m. John Robert Chave Hedges, died Aug.24, 1845.
My dear wife Elizabeth died 25th May 1845, she was mother of the above mentioned five children.
(Note: Wm George is no longer blessing the Lord’s wisdom.)
These children grew up in Toronto and Haldimand County. Elizabeth appears in the 1880 Wisconsin Census for Clinton, Rock Co w/ a 4 year old daughter Eva and her husband Hiram Austin. This was their only child. Elizabeth died in Clinton WI abt 1886. Her daughter married Morgan Evans and died in childbirth along with her child. Martha is found in the 1871 Ontario census index for York Co; she would have been age 30. She is described in the index as “individual bears a different surname than the head of the family”. It would be interesting to actually look at the record and see which family she was living with – I bet it is her aunt Martha Hedges Bowes. There is evidence that 2 sisters Martha & Eleanor, came to Canada with William George’s family. Martha Boulter Hedges married Thomas Rutledge. Found in 1875 York County marriages: “#010509-75 - Thomas RUTLEDGE, 26, Co Tyrone Ireland, Davenport, bachelor, farmer, s/o Thomas & Margt RUTLEDGE, married Martha HEDGES, 31, England, Davenport, spinster, d/o William & Eliz. HEDGES, witn; James GILBERT, H. ROYCE, both Davenport, married 22 April 1875, Davenport, York Twp, both Methodist, by Licence, Rev JB Armstrong”. Right after their marriage they immigrated to Wisconsin and appear in the US census for Campbell, La Crosse Co, Wisconsin. They had 6 children – Elizabeth Chave, Martha Jane, William John, Thomas Robert, Eva Mary, Jessie Hannah. Only Wm John had children. Finally, Wm George Jr immigrated in 1866 to the States. He spent most of his life in Terrace and Ogden, Utah where at different times, he worked for the Southern Pacific RR, ran a hotel, and operated a general store. He had 3 wives, the middle one (Margaret King) giving him children: William Chester and Margaret King Jr. His other 2 wives were Sherwin sisters, Elizabeth & Ada Jane. His daughter Margaret had a daughter Jewel Parker, mar. Louis Pombo & they had a dau & 4 boys. Nothing more on The son Chester married and lived in California; they had 6 children but only 3 had issue, the others dying in childhood during the 1930s. Most of Chester’s descendants are in California; one grandson lives in Wisconsin w/ his family.
Margaret & William George:
There is a wild story that William George Hedges was driving some pigs to market one day when he overtook Margaret Leuty carrying a basket of eggs to town to sell for her family, say - five or six dozen. She accepted the offer of a ride and hopped up onto the wagon seat with him. By the time the pair reached home again, they had set the date for their marriage although they had never spoken to each other before. It makes a humdinger of a good tale, but it's not true.According to the daughter-in-law, Helen, that tale was circulated by a neighbor who never spoiled a good story by telling the truth, and it was kept alive long after his mother was dead by her son, Alfred, who wanted to support this unconventional - for that time - way of life.
This story was repeated more than once as Helen told it to the family. She said that her mother-in-law, Margaret Leuty Hedges, told it to her because she " wanted people who mattered to know the truth. The rest of the world can think what they please."Also, Ellen Hedges told the same story to her niece Annie Hedges Balkwill, and was more than a little indignant because her brother, Alfred Hedges, had repeated the old tale, especially to his nephews, "and he knew that it wasn't true, but that's Alf." Some of the children were too young then to catch the nuances of what Ellen was saying but did understand her displeasure with Alf.
Of course, after the death of Elizabeth Chave in May, William George needed a wife and, despite any hired assistance, would be looking for one of a necessity. He noticed Margaret Leuty in the choir when he was present at a service at her church, which was not the same one that William George usually attended. He saw her as "a grand girl with flashing eyes". This was in "late summer", probably after the little boy John Robert was dead, even as late as September.
Actually, even at this point, Margaret was no stranger. William and Elizabeth had met Margaret Leuty and her family at one or two church functions that they all attended. Also the Leuty family was present at a few gatherings in the homes of mutual friends, so both William and his wife had a speaking acquaintance with Margaret Leuty and her family. However, it was not until after the death of Elizabeth that William George had eyes for other women - so Margaret told Helen Turnbull.
Soon after the service when he took notice of her, William called at the Leuty home one evening, but Margaret was away "helping out" at the home of (a married sister? another relative? a neighbour?) So William George and Matthew Leuty had a rattling good visit, and Matthew gave him a hearty invitation to come again, anytime. The same thing occurred again, more than once. Then, when William finally found Margaret at home, the entire Leuty family were commanded into the parlour where Matthew monopolized the conversation. During the evening he sent Margaret and another sister off to the kitchen to a trivial task. After William left for home, Matthew was taken to task for not letting the young folks be alone. Since this was before Matthew married for the second time, this conversation would have been with a daughter.
"What do you mean?"
"Mr Hedges came to see Margaret. Surely you realized that?"
"Margaret! I thought he came to see me. He's been here before and we have had good discussions. I never dreamed he came to see her."
It is true that the meeting on the road was the first time that William George and Margaret had been able to talk freely without someone else present, but marriage was not discussed. But it is true also, that he confirmed his decision then and there that he intended to marry her if she would have him, although he said nothing to Margaret. This William George, himself, told Helen Turnbull.
It would be after more visits to her home when Margaret was there - about late November - before William sought permission from Matthew to ask his daughter to marry him. In England in those days, a suitor sought permission to propose marriage to a man's daughter. In Canada, it was less regular, although a man liked to have approval of his future father-in-law.
Matthew told William George that Margaret alone had the right to decide and that he was not the kind of father who arranged his daughters' marriages. It would not be easy for Margaret to take on a family, he said, but the final decision was hers to make, not his. Secretly he hoped that she would not turn William down.
After William left that day, Margaret told the family that she had accepted the proposal of marriage and the date was set for the following mid-summer. Matthew told her that she would have been foolish to let such a fine man go by.
Helen Turnbull told how Margaret described the first time she met the children - soon after the engagement. The kiddies appeared so forlorn and in need of a mother's care that her heart went out to them. For the well-being of the children, she told William, the marriage should take place as soon as arrangements could be made, preferably before Christmas. The mid-summer date was too far away.
At that time it was customary to mourn the death of a spouse for at least a year before re-marrying - and the Hedges and Leutys were very conventional people. William said if they did not wait the full year, at least they would marry in the new year."What will people say?" He did not want Margaret exposed to a scandalous rumor that it might have been a "hurry-up" marriage. She replied that she did not care what other people thought. (That was her attitude to the world.) It would be best for the children to have the marriage soon. They decided on New Year's Day.
The exact date was set for the minister's convenience. William George Hedges and Margaret Leuty were married on January 6 1846. The witness who signed the marriage certificate, Thomas Robinson, was Margaret's brother-in-law, the husband of sister Mary Leuty.
Margaret Leuty is an enigma. What was she doing trudging to market with a few dozen eggs? Why did she settle for being the second wife of a man with three living children? At twenty-two years of age, she was by no means an old maid. A large photograph of her taken at about that age shows she was a very fine-looking girl. Little is known about Margaret because Helen Turnbull Hedges, her daughter-in-law from whom much of the information has been gathered, did not know her more than about five or six years, perhaps a little more than two years as a daughter-in-law. Annie Hedges Balkwill added some information that she heard from her father and from his sister, Ellen.
Margaret Leuty was born March 11 1822, at Fangfoss in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It's an isolated little town to the east of the old city of York where the cathedral you see there today was completed several years before Columbus discovered America. Caroline Hedges found the wedding records of Margaret's parents, Matthew Leuty (1791 - 1870) and Mary Green (1794 - 1842), in the Salt Lake City Archives and remarked that both used very beautiful handwriting, a fact that suggests an educated, well-to-do family.
Nine children were born to them: Henry Green (1818 - 1895); Mary (1820 - 1885); Margaret (1822 - 1887); Ellen (1824 - 1863); Elizabeth (1926 - 1901); Annie (1830 - 1903); Sarah (1832 - 1908); Jane (1835 - ?0; and Charlotte (1837 - 1838). All of the children were born at Fangfoss. Mary Green Leuty died on April 27 1842, and is buried at Fangfoss. After her death, the family emigrated to Canada. It is still unknown where the family spent the first years after emigration, but from 1847 until 1868 Matthew farmed in Chinguacousy Twp, Peel County, but at the time of death, he was living in Toronto Twp. Before 1850, Matthew Leuty married Mary Vailes, widow of Richard Vailes.
Margaret told Helen Turnbull that her children did not have the advantages that she, herself, had enjoyed and that she was glad of it – whatever that means. She and her siblings were taught by a tutor (intensely disliked) in their home although she did have some time in a "good" school. Her fine manners, pleasant but not showy, confirm a middle class background. In their English home, the Leuty girls had the use of some fine hacks (riding horses) and every morning they put on their riding habits for a ride of an hour or so. "We rode all over the country, and few days were too wet to keep us home," Helen remembered her saying. A groom stood patiently holding the horses until they were ready to leave, no matter how long the wait. But she also told Helen T, "I was glad to leave England and I will never go back. I hated England." She complained about the damp weather. A look at a map shows Fangfoss at a fair distance from any other similar villages, so the family may have felt isolated. Helen said that it was strange to her, but Margaret "never ventured to name a single person that she had known in Yorkshire. They seemed to have lived to themselves."
Up until WWII, some of the rural population of England could be born and die, and not travel more than a few miles from home. Dialects evolved in separated areas. These two people born within 200 miles or less from each other had such widely different ways of speaking. William's Somerset dialect and Margaret's Yorks was not passed on to their children however.
The marriage of William George and Margaret was not immediately happy by reason of their respective places of birth, Yorkshire and Somerset. She spoke a dialect that has been called by Jackson Wray, her cousin or nephew, as "the broadest Doric (rustic English) of the broadest dialect to be found amid all the phonetic fantasies of England." William George, born into the rough, Somerset dialect, surely the second broadest dialect, found himself in a house of Babel.
Margaret thought her step-children were naughty and disrespectful because they would not do what she told them. They scarcely understood her at all, so despite the fact that she tried to be very kind to the sad little orphans, they thought that she was a crosspatch.
According to Martha's daughter, Bess Rutledge, the children waited only until they were old enough to leave home and off they went to the USA to seek work. Still, that statement should be taken with a large grain of salt, because it "doesn't add up." The trend of the time was for young people in Ontario to leave the farm for work on, or connected with, the expansion of the railways - to go West, most often the American west. Hundreds - perhaps thousands - of Ontario young people waited only until old enough to work on the railway usually in the USA, and away they went.
[All of the above came from the writings of Helen Balkwill Irwin.]
The text of the marriage certificate of William George Sr. and his second wife Margaret Leuty, is transcribed below. The original is entirely handwritten on ordinary paper.
“This is to certify that William Hedges of the Township of Etobicoke, in the Home District and Province of Canada, Widower; and Margaret Leuty, of the same place, Spinster, Daughter of Matthew Leuty, of said Township, were united together in the Holy Banns of Matrimony, on the Sixth day of January, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty Six; and by virtue of a special license from His Excellancy The Right Honorable Earl Cathcart; and in the presence of the subscribing witnesses...
By me Robert Cooney, Minister
Witnesses: Matthew Leuty, Thomas Robinson “
The "special license of His Excellancy" means that they were not licensed under the church, i.e., the marriage was sanctioned by the church but registered as civil, showing that they were neither Catholics nor Anglicans.
[Note: transcribed as "William Hedger to Margaret Leuty both of Etobicoke Twp, 6 Jan 1846, by Licence, by Rev. Cooney, Witn Matthew Leuty, Tho's Robinson and Henry Leuty" in Marriage Registers of Upper Canada/Canada West vol II Pt3 #512 p.240 & 241 Home Distict 1843-49 by D Walker, etc]
[Again from Helen Irwin’s writings.]
Margaret Leuty bore William George seven more children: George, James, Henry, Margaret, Alfred, Ellen and Walter. She was plain daft over her children, especially the boys. They grew up to have the fine manners of middle class people, but not showy or overbearing. Their mother would surely have seen to that. What is hard to understand is why none of them sought higher education, for except for Alfred who became a veterinarian, they stuck to the land. This fact will be examined later.
The daughters, Margaret, who married Oscar Shoup, and Ellen (called Nellie) were taught to keep house very well, to do excellent fancy work, eg embroidery, knitting, tatting, crocheting. They knew "woman's work" well, were taught to be thrifty, clean, to set a good table - good food and proper style. There were readied to be good wives and to support the church.
Ellen never married. She was engaged to a fellow, but after her mother died, she chose to stay at home to care for her father and Walter, her youngest brother. We not sure if Alfred was living at home at the time.
The family was a healthy, fine looking lot with dark hair like their mother. Alfred was considered to be the handsomest of the lot. He was a charmer who charmed his mother also. According to his nephew, Charles Henry Hedges, Alfred thought he was God's gift to women, and he bragged of his conquests. Helen Turnbull Hedges thought that he was a poor influence on her sons.
Were the brothers of a jealous nature? Their mother gave them reason to be jealous. However, Henry Leuty Hedges was very fond of all his brothers, but especially of Alfred. According to Helen Turnbull, her husband thought his mother was amusing. Certainly all of the children loved both parents dearly.
The boys were always well dressed when they went out; the requisite "good" suit with the proper accessories. But Alfred's suit was brushed after almost every wearing and his shoes cleaned too. The other boys could care for their own suits and shoes much of the time. At least weekly Alf's white shirt was washed, boiled, starched and ironed (a big job) but the other boys were pleased to have theirs done perhaps once a month or a little more often. Remember that the white shirt was worn only when dressed up for church or an important meeting or party; it was NOT worn every day.
Margaret's love for children made her a doting grandmother. Helen Turnbull (Nell) told many times about Margaret's pleasure when she heard that Henry's first child was a boy to be named William after his Grandfather Hedges. He was also named Andrew for his mother's father. The baby was born at home, of course, with the doctor and the “other” grandmother officiating.
When Margaret was told that the baby had arrived, she would not wait for a horse to be hitched up, but threw on a coat and "came flying down the road and right into the room," almost before Mrs Turnbull, temporarily in charge of the house, could announce, "Nell, here is Mrs Hedges the noo tae see they bairn."
The baby was asleep, but Mrs Hedges picked him up and cuddled him close, then sat down with him in her lap. "So handsome. So strong." She talked to the baby, just a couple of hours old, as if he could understand. The baby woke, yawned, and went back to sleep. Even then, Nell's heart sank for she did not want him spoiled. Margaret came every day for a week, then two or three times weekly. Each visit she spent several minutes talking to the child. "Now William, you are Grandma's boy and you are going to spend lots of time at her house," and she would describe the things that they would do together in the house, in the garden, in the orchard. "It won't be long until you are in school and you will be going right by Grandma's house. Grandma will be looking for you to come in and see her every morning and every afternoon, and grandma will have lots of cookies ready for you."
Every visit there were more promises, some that she had to be cautioned to put off at least until the child was walking. "And you must have a pony and cart. Grandma will get you a nice pony just as soon as you can handle it. Grandma will teach you. And Grandma will see that you have a nice white sailor suit and a white cap to go with it." Nell's unvoiced reaction: "White! It will have to be washed every time you look at it." (and ironed too) Margaret was describing the clothing that Queen Victoria's grandchildren were wearing - and their pony and cart too.
"Poor old Grandma," Nell would say. "She was just gone on that baby. I'm glad I let her have her fun." Six weeks after the baby's birth, Margaret Leuty Hedges died from a massive heart attack.
His Will, October 10, 1889 in Canada
I William Hedges of the Township of Walpole in the County of Haldimand and Province of Ontario, Yeoman being of sound and [?] mind and memory Do make and Publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made.
First- I hereby [?] and appoint my sons Henry Hedges, James Hedges, and my friend John McClelland Executors of this my last Will and Testament directing my said executors to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses. And all Testamentary expenses and the Legacies herein after given out of my estate.
Second-After the payment of my said debts and funeral expenses Aforesaid I give and bequeath to Each of my children as follows, (1) To my son William Hedges the sum of six hundred Dollars. And to be paid him in six years after my death (2) To my daughter Margaret now wife of Oscar Shoup, the sum of two hundred Dollars. And to be paid her in two years after my death, (3) To my daughter Martha the sum of two hundred Dollars, And to be paid her in two years after my death (4) To my daughter Ellen the sum of sixteen hundred Dollars payable in four years after my death but I order that my daughter Ellen's portion shall draw six per cent per Annum until paid and in addition I give to my daughter Ellen all my household furniture Wearing apparel and Library for own use and benefit to do with them what seemeth her good.
Third-I give and divide to my two sons Alfred Hedges and Walter Hedges share and share alike my homestead farm and being comprised of the south part of Lot number twelve in the first Concession of the Township of Walpole Aforesaid better described in the Deed I hold for the same the aforesaid divide to them [rest unreadable] And for the payment of the said debts funeral expenses and the legacies Aforesaid I give and bequeath to my Executors on trust all my personal property of what kind soever it may be Except what I have given to my daughter Ellen and in case the said personal property shall not be sufficient to pay the Aforesaid debts and the Legacies herein mentioned then the balance shall become a charge on my real Estate Aforesaid and my two sons Alfred and Walter shall pay the same but in case a surplus then the same shall be equally divided between my two sons Alfred and Walter.
My Children George Hedges, Henry Hedges, James Hedges and Elizabeth Austin have been provided for on a former occasion.
_____________ In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Tenth day of October [?] 1889 [signed William Hedges]
William George was School Trustee of Jennings School situated on S1/2 Lot
19, Concession 7, Walpole, Haldimand Co, Ontario, Canada.
1841 Farmborough Census (copy on file)
Wm George shows up as: "George, age 30" with his mother Martha and what appears as 2 sisters, Martha age 25 and Eleanor age 20.
There is a deed listing in the Ontario Archives Land Record Index for Geo Hedges, lessee, residence Haldimand Co, Lot 30 Conc 10, date issued May 1852, Deed # CC B3 vol 034 pg 184 (#5478). This is accompanied by an Ontario Archives/Canada Co record B3, vol 34 which shows transaction #914 whereby 100 acres on Lot 30 of Conc 10 in Haldimand Co was jointly leased by Geo Hedges as May 1852 & Wm Carr from Justus Elsworth, showing various payments. (copy on file)
1861 Walpole Census, Haldimand Co, Ontario, Reel C1028 National Archives, Ottawa:
Hedges - William, b England, age 49, Methodist, farmer; Margaret Sr, b. England, age 39; William G, age 17; George, age 12; Margaret Jr, age 10; Ellen, age 7; Henry, age 5; James, age 3; Alfred, age 1.
Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index), ArchiviaNet Online, searched 27 Aug 2005:
Sex: Male , Age: 59, Birthplace: ENGLAND
Religion: Wesleyan Methodist; Origin: ENGLISH; Occupation: Farmer ( F )
District: HALDIMAND (017), Sub-district: Walpole (A) Division: 1
Page: 18 Microfilm reel: C-9916, Reference: RG31 — Statistics Canada
1881 Canadian Census for Walpole, Haldimand, Ontario:
William HEDGES M Male English 69 England Farmer C. Methodist
Margaret HEDGES M Female English 59 England C. Methodist
Ellen HEDGES Female English 27 Ontario C. Methodist
Henry HEDGES Male English 25 Ontario Farmer C. Methodist
James HEDGES Male English 23 Ontario Farmer C. Methodist
Alfred HEDGES Male English 22 Ontario Farmer C. Methodist
Walter HEDGES Male English 20 Ontario Farmer's son C. Methodist
[Source: FHL Film 1375891, NA Film # C-13255, District146, Sub A, Div 1, Pg # 55 Household #282]
His Death Certificate states: William Hedges, male, Died 24 March 1900, age 88 of Lot 12 Conc 1 of Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, farmer, had been married, born in England, died of old age, Dr Harrison attending, religion Methodist, Dr Harrison reporting death on 24 March 1900 #11175 (copy on file)
Occupation: in Bristol as a baker; lived at two residences there
Emigration: 1842, From Somerset, England early in the year
Settlement: 1842, near Toronto at Etobicoke, York County (maybe abt Lambton Mills area). It had to be near Old Ft York, because Wm George is reputed to have been disgusted at the behaviour of the soldiers who were always traveling back & forth on the road in front of his house; they were crude & noisy (swearing & drinking) and rude to his wife & children who would be about in their front yard; and this was one of the reason he wanted to get right out of the City.
2nd Residence: moved 1848 to Pt lot 19 S half, Conc 6, Walpole Tp, Haldimand Co on the Cheapside Road south
Moved again: 1854, to Lot 11, Concession 1, Walpole Twp
Location: 1879, Digital Maps Online, Lot 11 Conc 1, 220 acres, Walpole Tp, PO Nanticoke
By 1859, acquired more acreage next door on Lot 12 at some time, and moved into the red brick house there.
05 May 1887: Margaret Leuty dies
Burial: Cheapside Methodist Cemetery
Children of MARGARET LEUTY and WILLIAM SR are:
i. GEORGE WILLIAM HEDGES, b. 1848, Toronto, ON or Lot 19 Walpole; d. 1929.
ii. MARGARET LEUTY HEDGES, b. 27 Oct 1850, Nanticoke, on lot 19, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co; d. 01 Jun 1924, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co.
iii. ELLEN MARY HEDGES, b. 26 May 1853, Walpole Twp. Lot 19, Haldimand Co, ON; d. 09 May 1938. Never married. Burial: Cheapside United Ch Cem (was Methodist Cem).
iv. HENRY LEUTY HEDGES, b. 06 Oct 1854, Nanticoke, Haldimand County lot 11; d. 17 Jul 1928, Harrow, Essex Co. ON.
v. JAMES GREEN HEDGES, b. 26 Nov 1855, Nanticoke, Haldimand Co, Ontario, Canada; d. 21 Dec 1943.
vi. ALFRED M HEDGES, b. 1859, Nanticoke, Haldimand County lot 12; d. 1934. Never married. Occupation: veterinarian. Buried: Cheapside Cemtery.
Source Information: 1901 Census of Canada, Subdistrict: Walpole, NORFOLK (South/Sud), ONTARIO; District Number: 94, Subdistrict Number: h-1, Household #34.
Archives Microfilm: T-6485
Hedges Walter, Male, Head, Single, b. Oct 14 1861, age 39
Hedges Ellen, Female, Daughter [should be sister], Single, b.May 23 1855, age 45
Hedges Alfred M, Male, Brother, Single, b.Mar 3 1860, age 41
vii. WALTER LEE HEDGES, b. 26 Oct 1861, Nanticoke, Haldimand County lot 12; d. 03 Aug 1938.
Never married. Walter is the one who inherited the farm and lived there until his death with his unmarried sister Ellen. Walt was somewhat of an eccentric. Burial: Cheapside Cemetery, Walpole Tp, Haldimand Co.
Located on the 1911 Census in Walppole, Haldimand Co (Nanticoke), house #5 page 1 with Lot 12 conc 1:
Hedges Walter, b. Oct 1861, age 49, b. ON, Engl, Cdn, Meth, farmer
Ellen, b. May 1853, age 58, b. On, Engl, Cdn, Meth
13. ELLEN (MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 30 May 1824 in Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England, and died 31 Aug 1863. She married CHRISTOPHER HARRISON.
CHRISTOPHER HARRISON owned a store in Barrie, Ontario.
Children of ELLEN LEUTY and CHRISTOPHER HARRISON are:
i. SARAH JANE "SALLY" HARRISON, b. 13 Jun 1857.
ii. THOMAS HARRISON, d. 1941.
14. ANN LEUTY (MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 27 Apr 1829 in Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England, and died 1903. She married RICHARD PEARSON. He was born 15 Oct 1826. Christening: 02 MAY 1830, Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England. Ann was living in 1851, w/ her sister Mary Robinson in Etobicoke.
1881 Canadian Census for Vespra, Simcoe North, Ontario:
Richard PEARSON M Male English 52 England Farmer P Methodist
Ann PEARSON M Female English 50 England P Methodist
Emily PEARSON Female English 23 Ontario P Methodist
Henry PEARSON Male English 21 Ontario Farmer P Methodist
Walter PEARSON Male English 17 Ontario Scholar P Methodist
Anney PEARSON Female English 14 Ontario Scholar P Methodist
Jessey PEARSON Female English 8 Ontario Scholar P Methodist
[Source: FHL Film 1375887, NA Film # C-13251, Dist 139, Sub E, Div 1, Pg 5
Household # 22] ** I “think” this is the correct family – CM.
1901 Census, District: ON SIMCOE (North/Nord #114), Sub: Barrie (Town/Ville A-4), Page 15:
Pearson Richard M Head M Oct 15 1826 74
Pearson Anna F Wife M Apr 27 1829 72
Found in the 1911 Census, Ontario / Simcoe North / 20 Oro:
Pearson Richard M Uncle M Oct 1826 84
Children of ANN LEUTY and RICHARD PEARSON are:
i. EMILY PEARSON, b. Abt. 1858.
ii. HENRY PEARSON, b. Abt. 1860.
iii. WALTER PEARSON, b. Abt. 1863.
iv. ANNEY PEARSON, b. Abt. 1867.
v. JESSEY PEARSON, b. Abt. 1873.
15. SARAH LEUTY (MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 12 Oct 1832 in Fangfoss, Yorkshire Co, England, and died 1908. She married THOMAS WRAY Bef. 1857. He was born 09 May 1826.
Sarah was christened on Oct 14 1832 in Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England. In 1844 she immigrated to Canada with her father and siblings. Prior to 1857, she married Thomas Wray, a carpenter and miller, from Barrie, Ontario. From 1851 until 1857 Thomas Wray, in partnership with Robert Leadley, owned and operated a grist & saw mill in Midhurst, Simcoe County, Ontario. It would appear that the Wrays lived at the mill during this period.
In 1857 Leadley and Wray sold the mill to Thomas Robinson, Sarah's brother-in-law. It is interesting to note that in 1860 Mary Leuty and her husband Thomas Robinson were living in Midhurst and operating the mill; that Ellen Leuty and her husband Christopher Harrison were running a store in Barrie; and that Sarah Leuty and her husband Thomas Wray were living in Barrie where Thomas worked at his trade as a carpenter/millwright.
In the 1861 census, it is noted that Matthew H Robinson, age 16, was living with the Wrays. Matthew's parents were living in Midhurst and he was in Barrie, probably going to school. Sarah J Harrison, age 5, was also living with the Wrays. Ellen Harrison, Sarah's mother, was probably sick at the time. Ellen died in 1863.
1881 Canadian Census for Holland, Grey North, Ontario:
Thomas WRAY M Male English 53 England Miller C. Methodist
Sarah WRAY M Female English 49 England C. Methodist
Joseph WRAY Male English 21 O. <Ontario>Miller C. Methodist
Allie WRAY Female English 16 O. <Ontario> C. Methodist
Bella WRAY Female English 14 O. <Ontario> Going To School C. Methodist
Sarah WRAY Female English 11 O. <Ontario> Going To School C. Methodist
[Source FHL Film # 1375898, NA Film # C-13262, Dist 156, Sub C, Div 1, Pg 13 Household # 61]
1901 Federal Census, ON Toronto, Ward # 3 A-38, Page 7:
Wray Thos. M Head M May 9 1826 74
Wray Sarah F Wife S Oct 12 1832 68
Children of SARAH LEUTY and THOMAS WRAY are:
i. JOSEPH WRAY, b. 1860.
1901 Census, ON Ontario West, Pickering B-2, Page 1:
Wray Joseph M Head M Apr 4 1866 34
Wray Mary A. F Wife M Jul 23 1867 33
Wray Emma E. F Daughter S Mar 4 1890 11
Wray George E. M Son S Sep 19 1892 8
Wray Isaac M Son S Jun 7 1895 5
Wray Margaret E. F Daughter S Feb 23 1898
Wray Joseph M. M Son S Aug 22 1900 7
*** Is this them? His birth date is off a bit.
ii. ALLIE WRAY, b. 1865.
iii. BELLA WRAY, b. 1867.
iv. SARAH WRAY, b. 1870.
Generation No. 7
16. MARY ELIZABETH LEUTY (HENRY GREEN, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 14 Mar 1851 in Upper Canada, and died 1928.She married WILLIAM W. CRAIG 26 Apr 1870 in Toronto Twp, Peel Co.,Ontario, the son of ROBERT CRAIG and MARGARET ?? He was born 26 Sep 1845 in Toronto Gore Twp, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada, and died 12 May 1918 in Montreal, Canada.
The Marriage Registrations (1869-1873) indicated the following:
William W. Craig, age 24, of Toronto Twp., b. in Ontario, bachelor, yeoman, Wesleyan Methodist, s/o Robert & Margaret and Mary E. Leuty, age 19, of Toronto Twp., b. in Ontario, spinster, Wesleyan Methodist, daughter of Henry and Hannah. The witnesses were James Craig, Toronto Twp. and Charlotte Lee, both of Toronto Twp. The wedding took place on Apr. 26, 1870 in Toronto Twp. and was performed by license by Edwin Clement.
1881 Canadian Census for Toronto, Peel, Ontario:
Wm. CRAIG M Male Irish 35 Ontario Manager Weslyan Methodist
Mary Elis. CRAIG M Female English 30 Ontario Weslyan Methodist
Margret CRAIG Female English 9 Ontario Weslyan Methodist
Jennie CRAIG Female English 7 Ontario Weslyan Methodist
Robert CRAIG Male English 5 Ontario Weslyan Methodist
Mable CRAIG Female English 3 Ontario Weslyan Methodist
James CRAIG Male English 1 Born: Aug ; 8/12, Ontario, Wes Methodist
[Source: FHL Film 1375888, NA Film # C-13252, Dist 140, Sub A, Div 5, Pg 32, Household # 140]
1901 Census, QU Hochelaha, Westmount D-3 Page 9:
Craig William M Head M age 55
Craig Mary E. F Wife M Mar 14 1851 age 50
Craig Margaret M. F Daughter S Apr 15 1872 age 28
Craig Jennie F Daughter S Jan 29 1874 age 27
Craig Mabel H. F Daughter S Sep 21 1877 age 23
Craig James P. M Son S Jul 27 1880 age 20
Craig Bessie F Daughter S Sep 18 1882 age 18
Craig Edna M. F Daughter S Nov 5 1884 age 16
Craig William M Son S Oct 2 1888 age 12
Craig Evelyn F Daughter S Nov 10 1890 age 10
Craig David W. M Son S Feb 10 1893 age 8
Obituary (Brampton Conservator, May 30, 1918, page 1, column 3)
The death occurred in Montreal on May 12, of William W. Craig, son of the late Robert and Mrs. Craig of Brampton. Mr. Craig was born in Toronto Township, near Burnhamthorpe, and married Miss Leuty of Burnhamthorpe, who survives him. He was well known in Brampton as a boy, and has been settled in Montreal for a great many years, having been a member of the Board of Trade of that city for 48 years. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and his funeral services were preached by Rev. Dr. Rose of Ottawa, a very intimate friend. He is survived by a family of six daughters and four sons, two of whom are in khaki, one at the front and one in the Ordnance Department. Two brothers, John R. and Wesley, and two sisters, Mrs. McIntyre and Mrs. Herchmer, also survive. Mr. Craig was the uncle of Mrs. H. W. Dawson of Brampton.
Children of MARY LEUTY and WILLIAM CRAIG are:
i. MARGARET M CRAIG, b. 15 Apr 1872.
ii. JENNIE CRAIG, b. 29 Jan 1874.
iii. ROBERT CRAIG, b. 1876; d. doesn't appear by 1901. Did he die?
iv. MABEL H CRAIG, b. 21 Sep 1877.
v. JAMES P CRAIG, b. 27 Jul 1880.
vi. JANE CRAIG, b. Aug 1880.
vii. BESSIE CRAIG, b. 18 Sep 1882.
viii. EDNA M CRAIG, b. 05 Nov 1884.
ix. WILLIAM CRAIG, b. 02 Oct 1888.
x. EVELYN CRAIG, b. 10 Nov 1890.
xi. DAVID W CRAIG, b. 10 Feb 1893.
17. HENRY JOHN LEUTY (HENRY GREEN, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 17 Dec 1857 in Toronto Gore Twp. Peel Co, Ontario, Canada, and died 1942. He married REBECCA ADA PRICE 26 Jan 1887 in Toronto Twp, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of JOHN JAMES PRICE She was born 09 Nov 1868, and died 09 Jul 1923.
HENRY JOHN LEUTY was located on the 1881 census for Toronto, Peel, Ontario [FHL]: "Henry G[sic] LEUTY, Male, English, age 22, b. Ontario, Farmer, C. Methodist"
Wedding Announcement (Brampton Conservator, Feb. 4, 1887, page 3, column 2):
About seventy guests were assembled at the residence of John J. Price. J.P., on Wednesday evening, Jan. 26, 1887, the occasion being to witness the marriage of his eldest daughter, Ada, to Henry J., eldest son of Mr. Henry Leuty, all of Toronto Township. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. P. Campbell. The bride and bridesmaid, Miss Susie Price, were handsomely attired in cream nuns-veiling, profusely trimmed with lace and natural flowers. Mr. John Barker, of Weston, cousin of the groom, rendered the necessary assistance. After partaking of a sumptuous supper and many congratulations from their friends, the happy couple left on the midnight train from Malton for a prolonged tour to Montreal and other eastern cities. The bride was the recipient of many valuable and beautiful presents.
The William Perkins Bull Collection indicates at one time he was on the farm, lot 11 (Toronto Twp.??). In an interview with Mr. Frank Jackson, Brampton, April 21, 1933 in the William Perkins Bull Collection, Peel Archives it is stated that he is now living on lot 11, Con. 2, N.D.S. He married a Miss Price, daughter of John James Price, of Lot 2, Con. 3, East.
The 1901 Census lists Henry J Leuty, born Dec. 17, 1857, Methodist, farmer; Rebecca A, born Nov. 9, 1868; James H. S., born Nov. 7, 1884; Sarah Edna, born Mar. 11, 1891. [Census of Ontario, 1901, Peel Co, Toronto Twp, Dist. 2, T 6490, p. 14]
Leuty H. J. M Head M Dec 1857 53
Leuty Ada R. F Wife M Nov 1868 42
Leuty Stanley M Son S ? 1889 21
Leuty Edna F Daughter S Mar 1892 19
Leuty Jean F Daughter S Nov 1901 9
Leuty Hannah F Mother W Nov 1823 87?
When his daughter, Sara Edna was married in 1916, Henry and Rebecca Ada were living in Cooksville.
Notes for REBECCA ADA PRICE:
Obituary (Brampton Conservator, July 12, 1923, page 8, col. 4)
Mrs. Henry J. Leuty, after an illness of a couple of weeks, passed away at the residence on Monday in her 54th year. The funeral took place yesterday to Dixie cemetery attended by a large circle of relatives, friends and acquaintances of the family. The community's sympathy extends to the bereaved left to mourn the loss.
Obituary (Brampton Conservator, July 19, 1925, page 5, col. 4)
Sleeping sickness claimed a victim in the person of Mrs. Henry W. Leuty, of the first line east, Toronto Township. Mrs. Leuty succumbed to the malady on July 9th, having been unconscious for three days. She was in her 55th year and had spent her life in this district. She was a member of the Dixie Presbyterian Church and is survived by her husband, one son, Stanley, of Bellville, and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Viney, of Malton, and Miss Jean Leuty, at home. The deceased was a very estimable Christian lady and enjoyed the friendship of a large circle of friends. To her bereaved husband and family sincere sympathy is extended. Interment was made in Dixie Cemetery. [Would this be the one known today as Dixie Union Cemetery?]
Children of HENRY LEUTY and REBECCA PRICE are:
i. JAMES HENRY "STANLEY" LEUTY, b. 07 Nov 1884, Burnhamthorpe, Ont, Canada; d. Feb 1980.
ii. SARAH EDNA LEUTY, b. 11 Mar 1891.
iii. JEAN AILLEEN LEUTY, m. (CAPT.) WILMOT J. BAIRD, Abt. Dec 1924, Presbyterian Church, Dixie, Ontario; b. 29 Dec 1888, Toronto, Ontario.
1901 Census, District: ON YORK (East/Est) (#129), Sub Scarborough E-2 Page 9:
Baird Alexander M Head M Nov 16 1856 44
Baird Nellie F Wife M Mar 11 1860 41
Baird Wilmot M Son S Dec 29 1889 11
Baird Earl M Son S Feb 18 1901 3/
Johnson Laura F Mother-in-law W Sep 18 1830 70
1911 Census / Ontario / York Centre / 22 Scarborough:
Baird Alex M Head M Nov 1856 54
Baird Ellen F Wife M Mar 1860 51
Baird Wilmot M Son S Dec 1888 21
Baird Earl M Son S Feb 1900 10
Marriage Notes for JEAN LEUTY and WILMOT BAIRD:
Wedding Announcement (Brampton Conservator, Dec. 11, 1924, page 4, col. 6)
Mr. T. J. Leuty of Cooksville, Ontario announces the engagement of his youngest daughter, Jean Alleen, to Captain Wilmot J. Baird, of Toronto, son of Mr. Alex. Baird, Scarboro, the marriage to take place the latter part.
Wedding Announcement (Brampton Conservator, Jan. 8, 1925, page 4, col. 6)
A very pretty military wedding was held in the Presbyterian church at Dixie, when Jean Ailleen Leuty, daughter of Mr. H. J. Leuty, of Cooksville, became the bride of Capt. Wilmot J. Baird (formerly warden of York County) of Scarboro. The bridesmaid was Miss Edith Irvine, and the groomsman was Lieut. Malcolm E. Ross, M.D., and there were two of the bride's nieces, Misses Joy Leuty and Della Viney, who acted as flower girls. The ushers were Mr. S. Leuty, brother of the bride, and Mr. E. M. Baird, brother of the groom. The bride wore a pretty gown of beaded georgette, and veil with lily of the valley, and wore the groom's gift, a pearl necklace. She carried a bouquet of American beauty roses and lily of the valley. Bridesmaid's gown was of peach georgette and she wore a black picture hat, carrying a bouquet of Richmond roses. The flower girls were very prettily gowned in green georgette, with wreaths of lily of the valley over their hair, carrying baskets of carnations and lily of the valley with ferns. The ceremony was conducted by Major Rev. G.P. Duncan of Long Branch, chaplain of Peel and Dufferin Rifles. During the signing of the register, Mrs. Reid, soloist of Metropolitan Methodist church, Toronto, sang "Because". Miss E. B. Graham of Malton, was at the piano, and very ably played Lohengrin's Wedding March. As the happy couple left the church, officers of the 12th York Rangers formed the guard of honor for the departing couple. The church was very prettily decorated with white carnations and ferns. A large number of friends were in attendance to witness the happy event. There were about fifty invited guests. After the ceremony a reception and buffet lunch was held at the home of the bride. Mr. Leuty, Mrs. Viney, sister of the bride, and the bride and groom receiving. Seated at the table were: Mr. Leuty, father of the Bride; Mr. Baird father of the groom; Major Rev. Duncan and Mrs. Duncan, and the bridal party. Lieut. Ross acted as toast master, and a very happy time was spent during the serving of the lunch, Capt. Baird cut the bridal cake with his sword, which made the finishing touches complete of the military part of the wedding. The groom's gifts were: To the bride a pearl necklace; to the bridesmaid and soloist, sterling silver bangles; to the flower girls, green bangles to match their dresses; to the organist; a gold bar pin. The happy couple left amid a shower of confetti and good wishes for their honeymoon, on a trip to New York and other points. On their return they will reside at 22 Linsmore Crescent, Toronto.
18. MATTHEW AARON LEUTY (HENRY GREEN , MATTHEW , HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 21 Mar 1860 in Toronto Twp. Peel Co Ontario, Canada, and died 1940.He married ARAMINTA "MINNIE" MARIA HORNBY 16 Dec 1885 in Toronto Twp, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of WILLIAM HORNBY and HANNAH GARBUTT. She was born 17 Dec 1859, and died 1943. Both are buried in Trinity United Church, Malton, Toronto Twp.,Peel Co, Ontario.
1911 Census, Ontario, Peel Co, Toronto Tp:
LEUTY MATTHEW M Head M Mar 1860 51
LEUTY ARAMINTA F Wife M Dec 1859 51
LEUTY FRANCIS M Son S Jan 1890 21
LEUTY DOUGLAS M Son S Jun 1893 17
From the Perkins Bull Collection of the Peel Archives, land records: "con 4, lot 4 E, Oct. 10, 1917 Mathew A. Leuty, w 1/2, $1.00" and "con 4, lot 5, E, Mar. 31, 1894, Aramenta M. Leuty, w 1/2 of w 1/2, 50 acres, $3350"
The marriage notice in the Brampton Conservator (Dec. 18, 1885, page 3, column 6) indicates the marriage was performed by Rev. Geo. Wood at the residence of the bride's mother (the third line east, Toronto Twp), all of Toronto Twp.
The William Perkins Bull Collection indicates that at one time, he lived on the 3rd line east (Toronto Twp.??). In an interview with Mr. Frank Jackson, Brampton, April 21, 1933 in this collection, he owns the 25 acres that was the Johnston farm. He has a son, Frank, who is working the 150 acre farm today near Burnamthorpe, lot 5 (4??), Con. 4. There is also a suggestion he was a beekeeper (List of Peel Cty. Beekeepers)
The 1891 Census lists Mathew Leuty, 31, born in Ontario, Methodist, farmer; Minnie, 31, born in Ontario, Methodist. Minnie's parents were listed as having been born in Ontario. Also in the home was a son, Frank, 1 and Mathew's parents, Henry G (72, born in England, Methodist) and Anna Jane (67, born in England, Methodist). Census of Ontario, 1891, Peel Cty., Toronto Twp., Dist. D, T6361, p. 5)
The 1901 Census lists Mathew A Leuty, born Mar. 21, 1860, farmer, Araminty(?)(Minnie?), born Dec. 17, 1859; Frank, born Jan. 28, 1890; Douglas, born June 16, 1895. (Census of Ontario, 1901, Peel Cty., Toronto Twp., Dist. 8, T 6490, p. 1)
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Leuty celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Sat. Dec. 14 at the home of their son, Frank Leuty of Malton. (Brampton Conservator, Dec. 12, 1935)
Golden Wedding Anniversary (Peel Gazette, Dec. 19, 1935): Lifelong Residents of Toronto Township: Mr. and Mrs. Leuty Showered With congratulations of Occasion of Golden Wedding
A very enjoyable event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Leuty, Malton, on Saturday, Dec. 14, being the fiftieth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Leuty. Araminta Maria Hornby and Mathew Aaron Leuty were married on Dec. 16, 1885, at the bride's home, third line east, Toronto Twp, the Rev. George Wood, pastor of Malton pastoral charge, officiating. The bridesmaid and groomsman of the original wedding have long since passed to their reward, in the persons of Mary Irwin, friend of the bride, and Cecil Lee, cousin of the groom. The year of the marriage was the same year that the union of Primitive Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Church took place. Both the bride and groom recall vividly the circumstances leading up to the union.
Mr. Leuty was born and has lived on the same farm on the third line just south of the family church at Trinity. Mrs. Leuty's girlhood home was only a mile north.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Leuty have been keenly interested in community activities and in earlier years were actively interested in Trinity Church. The groom was superintendent of the Sunday School there for twenty years, also singing in the choir, being one of the leading male voices. The bride played the organ in Trinity Church for many years, also teaching a Sunday School class of boys, who have long since taken their place in the world. One of the few things, to mar this perfect existence together for fifty years was the closing of their much beloved church.
Mr. Leuty has been a reader of the Toronto Globe for seventy years and his father before him. Mr. Leuty recalls coming in contact in the show ring with the Hon. George Brown, editor and originator of the Globe.
Two sons have blessed this union, namely, Frank, at home, and Douglas, of Toronto, also one grand daughter and seven grandsons.
The reception on Saturday last was a day when all relations and friends called to pay their respects to two noble characters and to a home which is of the highest possible standard.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Leuty and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Leuty welcomed the guests. Two hundred and twenty-five signed a guest book, presided over by Mary Leuty, only granddaughter, assisted by Adele McBride, a friend.
The guests of honor received in the living room resplendent with flowers from their many friends. The bride looked as charming as the day fifty years ago, in black triple sheer crepe with touches of cream lace, wearing a corsage of red roses and lily-of-the-valley.
Four persons attending this reception were guests at the original wedding, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Jackson, of Brampton, the latter being the only sister of the bride; Henry John Leuty, brother of the groom, and T.S. Harrison, of Toronto, cousin of the groom.
Among the many guests was Miss Jane Craig, niece of the groom, traveling from Montreal to offer her sincere congratulations. Hon. Duncan and Mrs. Marshall were also present to tender congratulations.
The public school teacher of Hanlan public school fifty years ago was present in the person of Miss Belle Scott, now Mrs. T. H. Graham, of Inglewood.
During the afternoon and evening Mrs. Nellie Leuty, of Toronto, niece of the groom, sang, assisted by Mrs. Roy Hammerton and Mrs. Douglas Leuty at the piano.
In the evening many old-time songs were rendered. Mr. George Viney led in "The Golden Slippers," one of the groom's favorite selections.
Gifts of fifty years ago, of silver and china, were used for the reception.
Those pouring tea were Mrs. Geo. Viney, Mrs. J. H. Price, Mrs. S. J. Graham and Mrs. T. Bryans, girlhood friends of the bride; Mrs. A. S. Alexander, another dear friend, and Mrs. F. J. Jackson, sister of the bride.
Those assisting in the tea room were Misses Joy Leuty and Dell Viney, grandnieces; Misses Norah Watson and Dorothy Death; Mrs. A. Viney, niece, Mrs. D. Hunter, niece, Mrs. W. Death, and Mrs. K. B. Watson.
Among the many gifts was a beautiful plant from Bethany Ladies; Association and an electric pad from Malton Women's Institute.
A unique and touching feature of the afternoon was the presenting of fifty chrysanthemums and scroll by the eight grandchildren. The address was read by Robert Leuty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Leuty, and the presentation made by Mary Leuty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Leuty.
The address was as follows.
Dear Grandmother and Grandfather:
It is surely an assurance of our Heavenly Father's favor that you are enjoying this your Golden Wedding Day. We feel we cannot let this memorable day pass unnoticed and have gathered with you in loving remembrance of companionship since babyhood. Your lives have been fine examples of character and your generous influence and efforts to all that is noble, inspiring and enlarging will not only form standards by which we may strive to live equally as well, but make us as worthy citizens as you have been during your lifetime in this community.
It is remarkable, Grandfather, to be born on this farm and to remain to commemorate this most happy event. In this home the elements of justice, temperance, courage and prudence made it a model one that will be a lasting and happy memory.
The keen interest Grandmother has always shown in our welfare in work and play and her encouraging words have helped over many difficulties.
In asking you to accept these flowers, we offer our sincere and hearty congratulations and hope that the years may be filled with sunshine and happiness.
Your grandchildren, Allen H. Leuty, Joseph F. Leuty, Mathew H. Leuty, Robert D. Leuty, Mary I Leuty, Craig L. Leuty, William Leuty, Evan M. Leuty.
Children of MATTHEW LEUTY and ARAMINTA HORNBY are:
i. WILLIAM FRANCIS "FRANK" LEUTY, b. 28 Jan 1890; d. 1970, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
ii. HENRY "DOUGLAS" LEUTY, b. 16 Jun 1893; d. Apr 1966.
19. MARIA ANN LEUTY (HENRY GREEN, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born Abt. 1862. She married WILLIAM E. MCBRIDE. He was born Abt. 1859.
1881 Canadian Census for Toronto, Peel, Ontario:
Wm. E. MCBRIDE M Male English 22 Ontario Farmer Weslyan Methodist
Maria MCBRIDE M Female English 19 Ontario Weslyan Methodist
[Source: FHL Film 1375888, NA Film # C-13252, Dist 140, Sub A, Div 5, Page19
Household # 81]
Children of MARIA LEUTY and WILLIAM MCBRIDE are:
i. SON MCBRIDE.
ii. DAU MCBRIDE.
iii. DAU MCBRIDE.
20. GEORGE WILLIAM HEDGES (MARGARET LEUTY, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 1848 in Toronto, ON on Lot 19 Walpole, and died 1929. He married AMELIA CHARLOTTE WOOD, daughter of MILO WOOD. She was born 05 Sep 1849 in Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario, and died 1921. He was living in 1879, Walpole Tp, Lot 13, Con 1, 65 acres, PO Nanticoke. Both are buried in Cheapside United Ch Cem, Walpole Tp, Haldimand Co ON.
One child shows up on the 1901 census; a second child is mentioned in family records. She is a "possible child "at this time. [Sources: Charles H. Hedges, Hedges Family Genealogy, Self Published: 1961, Book, Simple; also Mr. Rick Beltrame, Waterdown ON to Paul E. Hedges, Wisconsin May 1, Letter 5/1/1998.]
1901 Census of Canada; Subdistrict: Walpole, NORFOLK (South/Sud), ONTARIO, District Number: 94, Subdistrict Number: h-2; Household #76, Archives Microfilm: T-6485
Hedges George, Male, Head, Married, b. Jun 18 1848, age 52
Hedges Amelia C, Female, Wife, Married, b.Sep 5 1860, age 40
Hedges Maria, Female, Daughter, Single, b.Jan 2 1881, age 20
Bailey Robt, Male, Servant, Single, b.Jul 19 1878, age 22
Federal Census, 1911 Walpole Tp, Haldimand Co, Ontario pg4, #43:
Hedges, George pt lot 24, Head, b. June 1848 Ontario, age 62, Engl, Can, Evangelical, farmer
Amelia, wife, b. Sept 1860 Ontario, age 50, Engl, Can, Evang.
** Where did Maria go? What happened to her?
Children of GEORGE HEDGES and AMELIA WOOD are:
i. NINA HEDGES.
ii. MARIA HEDGES, b. 02 Jan 1881.
21. MARGARET LEUTY HEDGES (MARGARET LEUTY, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 27 Oct 1850 in Nanticoke, on lot 19, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, and died 01 Jun 1924 in Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co. She married OSCAR EVERDEN SHOUP 20 Feb 1867 in Nanticoke, Walpole Tp, Haldimand Co, ON, son of JACOB SHOUP and AMMARILLA SUTHERLAND. He was born 24 Mar 1845 in Willoughby Twp, Welland Co. ON, and died 22 Dec 1924 in Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co.
They are both buried in Methodist Cem, Cheapside ON.
Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index) - SHOUP , OSCAR EVERDON
Sex: Male, Age: 26; Birthplace: ONTARIO, Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Origin: GERMAN, Occupation: Farmer (F)
District: HALDIMAND (017); Sub-district: Walpole ( A ), Division: 1, Page: 44, Microfilm reel: C-9916
Reference: RG31 — Statistics Canada
1881 Census, Walpole, Haldimand, Ontario:
Oscar SHOUP M Male German age 36 Farmer C. Methodist
Margaret SHOUP M Female German age 30 Ontario C. Methodist
George SHOUP Male German age 13 Ontario C. Methodist
Ralph SHOUP Male German age 11 Ontario C. Methodist
Esther SHOUP Female German age 9 Ontario C. Methodist
Walter SHOUP Male German age 7 Ontario C. Methodist
Willis SHOUP Male German age 3 Ontario C. Methodist
Nellie SHOUP Female German age 1 Ontario C. Methodist
1901 Census of Canada, Subdistrict: Walpole, NORFOLK (South/Sud), ONTARIO, District Number: 94, Subdistrict Number: h-2, Household #46 Archives Microfilm: T-6485
Shoup Oscar E. M Head M Mar 24 1845 56
Shoup Marget L. F Wife M Oct 27 1850 50
Shoup Esther F Daughter S Apr 26 1872 28
Shoup Walter H. M Son S Dec 3 1873 27
Shoup Nellie F Daughter S Sep 25 1879 21
Shoup Emma M. F Daughter S Jul 12 1882 18
Shoup Annie F Daughter S Sep 25 1884 16
Shoup Edgar O. M Son S Aug 18 1889 11
Shoup Jacob R. M Son S Oct 8 1891 9
1911 Census/ Ontario / Haldimand / 33 Walpole:
Shoup Oscar M Head M Mar 1845 66 1901
Shoup Margaret F Wife M Oct 1850 60 1901
Shoup Annie F Daughter S Sep 1884 26 1901
Shoup Edgar M Son S Aug 1889 21 1901
Shoup Roger M Son S Oct 1891 19
Children of MARGARET HEDGES and OSCAR SHOUP are:
i. GEORGE BECKETT SHOUP, b. 09 Jan 1868, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, ON; d. 26 May 1949, Brandon MB.
ii. ROLPH HEDGES SHOUP, b. 23 Apr 1870, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, ON; d. 20 May 1963, Killam, AB.
iii. ESTER SHOUP, b. 26 Apr 1872, Walpole Twp. Haldimand Co ON; d. 19 Jan 1937, Rapid City, Manitoba.
iv. WALTER HORACE SHOUP, b. 03 Dec 1873, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, ON; d. 12 May 1942, Loyalist, AB.
v. REV. WILLIS WILLIAM SHOUP, b. 03 Aug 1877, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co ON; d. 13 Oct 1945, Woodstock ON.
vi. NELLIE SHOUP, b. 25 Sep 1879, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, ON; d. 18 Oct 1954, Cheapside ON.
vii. EMMA MARY SHOUP, b. 12 Jul 1882, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co ON; d. 10 Dec 1939, Sandusk, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, ON.
viii. ANNIE SHOUP, b. 25 Sep 1884, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co ON; d. 18 Oct 1965, Florida.
ix. MAY SHOUP, b. 25 Sep 1884, in Walpole Township, Haldimand County, Ontario; d. 08 Oct 1884, in infancy, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co. ON. Burial: United Church Cemetery, Cheapside, Ontario, Canada (probably
x. EDGAR OSCAR SHOUP, b. 18 Aug 1889, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, ON; d. 01 Jun 1976, Simcoe ON.
xi. JACOB ROGER SHOUP, b. 08 Oct 1891, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co ON; d. 08 Jul 1913, Walpole Twp.; of diabetes at age 21. Burial: Methodist Cem in Cheapside ON.
22. HENRY LEUTY HEDGES (MARGARET LEUTY, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 06 Oct 1854 in Nanticoke, Haldimand County lot 11, and died 17 Jul 1928 in Harrow, Essex Co. ON. He married HELEN "NELLIE" TURNBULL 21 Jan 1886 in Nanticoke, Walpole Tp, Haldimand Co, ON, daughter of ANDREW TURNBULL and AGNES SWAN . She was born 06 Jul 1860 near Canfield, E Seneca Tp, Haldimand Co and died 31 Oct 1960 at age 100 in Harrow, Essex Co, ON. Both are buried in Greenhill Cemetery in Kingsville, Ontario. *** Note – this is my branch – CM.
Helen was a school teacher, a very good one by all accounts before meeting Henry. Henry and Helen lived on one of his father’s farms near Nanticoke and all their children were born there. In 1899, they moved to Eastwood, near Woodstock to a farm there. In 1913, they moved to Harrow, near Leamington in Essex County where they had a farm, and retired there. Their son Stan took over the farm after their retirement.
1901 Census of Canada, Subdistrict: Oxford (East/Est), OXFORD (South/Sud), ONTARIO; District Number: 102, Subdistrict Number: g-1; Household #123; Archives Microfilm: T-6489
Hedges Henry, Male, Head, Married, b.Oct 6 1855, age 45
Hedges Helen, Female, Wife, Married, b.Jul 6 1861, age 39
Hedges William, Male, Son, Single, b. Feb 24 1887, age 14
Hedges Charles, Male, Son, Single, b.Jul 1 1888, age 12
Hedges Ethel, Female, Daughter, Single, b.Feb 16 1890, age 11
Hedges Annie, Female, Daughter, Single, b.Nov 26 1892, age 8
Hedges Stanley, Male, Son, Single, b.Jun 18 1895, age 5
Located in the 1911 Census in Eastwood, East Oxford Tp, Oxford County, Page 5, Household #53:
Hedges Henry, b. Oct 1854 ON, age 55, Engl, Can, Meth, farmer
Helen, wife, b. July 1861 ON, age 50, Scotch, Can, Meth
William, son, b. Feb 1887 ON, age 24, Scotch, Can Meth
Annie, dau, b. Nov 1893 On, age 18, etc
Stanley, son, b. June 1895 ON, age 16, etc.
Newspaper Clipping, Thursday 7 July 1960: Harrow Resident Marks 100 Years
Work hard - you too may live to be 100 years old. That is the secret of long life prescribed by Mrs Helen Hedges who today celebrated her 100th birthday. "I've never smoked nor drunk", she said, "but I don't know how much that had to do with it. I've never used medicine and I've only been ill a few times." Mrs Hedges has 1010 direct descendants and taught Sunday School for 60 years. Before her marriage she taught school at Nanticoke near Port Dover. In 1912 she and her late husband Henry moved to a farm near this tiny village 25 miles southeast of Windsor. Among the scores of birthday cards, was a note from Prime Minister Diefenbaker.
On the 1881 census, Helen was living with her sister Margaret's family in Richmond Hill, York county while she was attending teachers college.
Children of HENRY HEDGES and HELEN TURNBULL are:
i. WILLIAM " WILL" ANDREW HEDGES, b. 24 Feb 1887, Lot 13, Conc 1, Walpole, Haldimand Co, ON; d. untimely 25 Jul 1928, near Fort St John, BC of an accident with horses, wagon and a river gorge. (He was my mom’s dad.)
ii. CHARLES " CHARLEY" HENRY HEDGES, b. 01 Jul 1888, Lot 13, Conc 1, Walpole, Haldimand Co, ON; d. 11 Aug 1972, San Diego, California, USA, in a convalescent home.
iii. ETHEL MARGARET HEDGES, b. 16 Feb 1890, Nanticoke, Haldimand Co, Ontario, Canada; d. Sep 1975, Clawson, Oakland Co, Michigan.
iv. ANNIE HELEN HEDGES, b. 16 Nov 1893, Nanticoke, Haldimand, Ontario; d. 02 Dec 1960, Kingsville, Essex, Ontario.
v. STANLEY LEE HEDGES, b. 18 Jun 1895, Peacock Point, Nanticoke, Walpole Tp, Haldimand Co, ON; d. 05 Mar 1969, Colchester, ON.
23. JAMES GREEN HEDGES (MARGARET LEUTY, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 26 Nov 1855 in Nanticoke, Haldimand Co, Ontario, Canada, and died 21 Dec 1943. He married ROSENA "ROSA" LAMB 1897, daughter of CHARLES LAMB and KEZIA PUGSLEY. She was born 16 May 1873 in Walpole, Haldimand Co, ON, and died 06 Jun 1912 from complications after childbirth ?? (maybe).
There is a deed listing in the Ontario Archives Land Record Index for James Hedges, south half of Lot 19, Conc 16, issued Dec 1890, deed #CCB3 vol 033, pg365 (#5479)
1901 Census of Canada, Subdistrict: Walpole, NORFOLK (South/Sud), ONTARIO
District Number: 94, Subdistrict Number: h-1, Household #35; Archives Microfilm: T-6485
Hedges Jas. G, Male, Head, Married, b. Nov 26 1857, age 43
Hedges Rosa, Female, Wife, Married, b. May 16 1863, age 37
Hedges Cecil R, Male, Son, Single, b. May 15 1898, age 2
Hedges George W, Male, Son, Single, b. Apr 15 1900, age 11mo/12
Located on the 1911 Cdn Census, in Walpole Tp, Halidmand Co on Lot 11, conc 1, #2, page 1:
Hedges James, b. Nov 1855, age 53, b. ON, Engl, Cdn, Meth, farmer
Rosa, b. May 1873, age 38, Engl, Cdn Meth
Cecil, b. May 1898, age 13
George, b. Apr 1900, age 11
Reginald, b. May 1902, age 9
May, b. May 1904, age 7
Fred, b. Mar 1906, age 5
Annie, b. Sept 1908, age 2
***Siblings Walter & Ellen are household #5 down the road aways.
Rosa’s family shows up on the 1881 census for Haldimand County:
Charles LAMB M Male English 52 Ontario Farmer Baptist
Kesia LAMB M Female English 45 Ontario Baptist
John LAMB Male English 23 Ontario Farmer Baptist
Samuel LAMB Male English 20 Ontario Farmer Baptist
Charles LAMB Male English 17 Ontario Farmer Baptist
Robert LAMB Male English 15 Ontario Farmer's Son Baptist
Josephas LAMB Male English 13 Ontario Baptist
Georgina LAMB Female English 11 Ontario Baptist
Roseina LAMB Female English 7 Ontario Baptist
Walter LAMB Male English 5 Ontario Baptist
Elizabeth LAMB Female English 3 Ontario Baptist
Edda LAMB Female English 1 Born: Dec; 6/12 Ontario Baptist
Children of JAMES HEDGES and ROSENA LAMB are:
i. CECIL ROBERT HEDGES, b. 15 May 1898; d. 20 Mar 1989.
ii. GEORGE WILLIAM HEDGES, b. 15 Apr 1900, Lot 11, Con. 1 twp Walpole Tp, Haldimand Co, Ontario; d. 20 Jul 1987, Norview Home, Simcoe, Norfolk Co, ON.
iii. REGINALD JAMES HEDGES, b. 23 May 1902; d. 15 Mar 1970.
iv. EDNA MAY HEDGES, b. 11 May 1904; d. 11 Mar 1989.
v. FREDERICK HAROLD HEDGES, b. 12 Mar 1906, Nanticoke, Ontario; d. 24 Jun 1985, Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, Ontarion.
vi. ANNA "ANNIE" EVELYN HEDGES, b. 07 Sep 1908, Nanticoke, Haldimand Co, ON; d. 01 Aug 1972, Sunland, Los Angeles, California.
vii. SAMUEL HEDGES, b. 22 Nov 1910; d. 23 Nov 1910.
viii. CHARLES MCCARTHY HEDGES, b. 21 Apr 1912; d. 12 Apr 1982.
24. SARAH JANE "SALLY" HARRISON (ELLEN LEUTY, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 13 Jun 1857. She married JOHN G DOUSE Abt. 1885. He was born 13 Feb 1855.
1901 Census, ON SIMCOE South, Innisfil, E-3 Page 4:
Douse John ? M Head M Feb 13 1855 46
Douse Sarah J. F Wife M Jun 13 1857 43
Douse Constance ? F Daughter S Feb 22 1886 15
Douse John H. M Son S Nov 1887 13
Douse Percy M Son S Mar 24 1890 11
Douse Gordon M Son S May 22 1892 8
Douse Burleigh M Son S May 25 1894 6
Douse Harry M Son S Jul 17 1897 3
1911 Census, Ontario, Simcoe South, Innisfil:
Douse John G. M Head M Feb 1856 55
Douse Sarah J. F Wife M Jun 1856 54
Douse John H. M Son S Nov 1887 23
Douse Gordon M Son S May 1892 19
Douse Burleigh M Son S May 1897 17
Douse Henry C. M Son S Jul 1897 13
Children of SARAH HARRISON and JOHN DOUSE are:
i. CONSTANCE DOUSE, b. 22 Feb 1886. In the 1911 census she is living with the Alexander Christian Robinson household in Coldwater, Simcoe Co as a lodger: "Douse Constance, F, Lodger, Sgle, b. Feb 1886, age 25".
ii. JOHN H DOUSE, b. Nov 1887.
iii. PERCY DOUSE, b. 24 Mar 1890.
iv. GORDON DOUSE, b. 22 May 1892.
v. BURLEIGH DOUSE, b. 25 May 1894.
vi. HENRY C "HARRY" DOUSE, b. 17 Jul 1897.
25. THOMAS HARRISON (ELLEN LEUTY, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) died 1941. He married HATTIE SMALLPIECE. Thomas attended the 50th anniversary party of his cousin Matthew Aaron Leuty & Minnie Price.
Children of THOMAS HARRISON and HATTIE SMALLPIECE are:
i. ISABEL HARRISON.
ii. FRED HARRISON.
iii. EILEEN HARRISON.
26. SARAH WRAY (SARAH LEUTY, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 1870. She married ?? WILEY.
Children of SARAH WRAY and ?? WILEY are:
i. WRAY? WILEY.
ii. MABEL WILEY.
Generation No. 8
27. JAMES HENRY "STANLEY" LEUTY (HENRY JOHN, HENRY GREEN, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 07 Nov 1884 in Burnhamthorpe, Ont, CAN, and died Feb 1980. He married NELLIE EVANGELINE FLATT 01 Jan 1918 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada, daughter of SILAS FLATT and JOHANNE NILSON. She was born Jun 1899 in Rat Portage, Ontario, Canada, and died 14 Aug 1993 in Mississauga, Ontario. Nellie sang at the 50th wedding anniversary of Matthew & Minnie Leuty. They are buried in Park Lawn Cemetery ?? , Section H, Lot 528.
In the Perkins Bull Collection of the Peel Archives, it was suggested that James Stanley Leuty was a high school teacher in Weston. In 1925 (mother's obituary), he was living in Bellville, Ontario.
Flatt family courtesy of Rootsweb "Flatt/Gould: site of Mike Peterson [email@example.com] last updated 22 June 2004. They appear in the 1911 census below:
1911 Census, Ontario, Thunder Bay and Rainy River, Nipigon:
Flatt Silus M Head M Jul 1876 34
Flatt Hannah F Wife M Feb 1886 24
Flatt Nellie F Daughter S Jun 1899 11
Flatt John M Son S Jul 1903 7
Flatt Frederick M Son S Mar 1907 4
Children of JAMES LEUTY and NELLIE FLATT are:
i. CAROL "JOY" LEUTY, b. 18 Nov 1918, North Bay, Ontario.
ii. NORAH PATRICIA "PAT" LEUTY, b. 09 Aug 1920, Belleville, Ontario; d. 04 Oct 1992, Mississauga, Ontario.
iii. MARY VIRGINIA LEUTY, b. 21 Dec 1921, Belleville, Ontario.
iv. JOHANNE LOUISE LEUTY.
v. STANLEY JOSIAH LEUTY.
28. SARAH EDNA LEUTY (HENRY JOHN, HENRY GREEN, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 11 Mar 1891. She married ARTHUR VINEY 08 Mar 1916 in Cooksville, Ontario, son of GEORGE VINEY and ZILLAH ?? He was born 17 Apr 1889. In 1925 (mother's obituary), she was living at Malton, Ontario.
Marriage Announcement (Brampton Conservator, Mar. 16, 1916, page 1, column 2)
A quiet wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Leuty, Cooksville, on Wednesday, March 8th, 1916, when their eldest daughter, Sara Edna, was united in marriage to Mr. Arthur Viney, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Viney, Malton. The marriage was performed by Rev. G. P. Duncan, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Port Credit, in the presence of only the immediate relatives of the bride and groom. The bride was given away by her father and looked charming in Alice blue brocade with rose point lace and carried a shower of rose buds and lilies. Mendelssohn's wedding march was played by Miss Elva Johnston, Thistletown, friend of the bride. After the ceremony a dainty dejeuner was served, the table being decorated in pink and white. Later Mr. and Mrs. Viney left by the evening train, Mrs. Viney wearing a Persian lamb coat with Georgette crepe toque. Upon their return they will reside at Mable Grove Farm, Malton, Ont.
In the Perkins Bull Collection of the Peel Archives it was suggested that Sarah Edna and Arthur at one time lived on the 3rd line (Toronto Twp. Peel County, Ontario).
Arthur shows up with his family in the next census:
1901 Census, ON PEEL,Toronto, Township D-8, Page 1:
Viney George M Head M Jul 17 1857 43
Viney Zillah F Wife M Jul 5 1858 42
Viney Wesley M Son S Jun 20 1884 16
Viney Arthur M Son S Apr 17 1889 11
Viney George M Father W Oct 9 1815 85
1911 Census, Ontario, Peel, Toronto:
VINEY GEORGE M Head M Jul 1856 54
VINEY ZILLAH F Wife M Jul 1858 52
VINEY ??? [Arthur] M Son S Jun 1899  21
Child of SARAH LEUTY and ARTHUR VINEY is:
i. ADELA “DELLA” VINEY, who married ?? Jefferson and was residing in Fergus, ON in 2004.
ii. LLOYD ARTHUR LEUTY VINEY, b. 1917; d. 17 May 2004 Brampton Memorial Hospital; married Catherine ??. They had 2 sons Allan and John
Obituary, Brampton ON; Toronto Star; 2004-5-20:
VINEY, Lloyd Arthur Leuty - Peacefully at the Brampton Memorial Hospital, on Monday, May 17, 2004, after a lengthy illness, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Catherine. Loving father of Allan and his wife Marsha, and John and his wife Nancy. Dear grandfather of Jillian, Natalie and Laura. Dear brother of Bessie Morrow of Perth, ON, Adele Jefferson of Fergus, ON and the late Grace Turner of Simcoe, ON. He will be sadly missed by a host of family and friends. Visitation will be held at The funeral home of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga, (parking off Ann St.), on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Private interment Dixie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
iii. ELIZABETH “BESSIE” VINEY, married ?? Morrow and was residing in Perth, ON in 2004.
iv. GRACE VINEY, married ?? Turner; she was deceased before May 2004.
29. WILLIAM FRANCIS " FRANK" LEUTY (MATTHEW AARON, HENRY GREEN, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 28 Jan 1890, and died 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He married MAJORIE PICKET 05 Jun 1918 in Dixie, Ontario. She was born 1892, and died 1961.
Wedding Announcement (Brampton Conservator, June 13, 1918, page 1, column 3)
A quiet wedding was solemnized on June 5th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Picket, Dixie, when their daughter, Marjorie was married to Mr. W. Frank Leuty of Malton. The Rev. C. A. Simpson of Brampton officiated. Miss Nettie Bennett of Zimmerman played the wedding march. After a dainty wedding breakfast Mr. and Mrs. Leuty left on a short motor trip to Wasago Beach and Kincardine.
In an interview with Mr. Frank Jackson, Brampton, April 21, 1933 in the William Perkins Bull Collection Frank was working the 150 acre farm today near Burnamthorpe, lot 5 (or 4??), Con. 4.
Children of WILLIAM LEUTY and MAJORIE PICKET are:
i. ALLEN HENRY LEUTY, b. 10 Apr 1918; d. 21 Apr 1943, KIA in Scotland. Burial: Dundee Balgay Cemetery, Angus, ScotlandFrom The Commonwealth War Graves Site, Online: Name: LEUTY, ALLEN HENRY, Age: 24 Nationality: Canadian; Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force; Service No: R/144243. Date of Death: 21/04/1943. Son of William Frank and Marjorie Leuty, of Malton Ontario, Canada. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead. Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. M.M. Grave 3F. Cemetery: DUNDEE (BALGAY) CEMETERY, Angus, UK
Historical Information: The cemetery contains service plots of both wars. Most of the 1914-1918 burials are in a war plot in Section B. A Screen Wall memorial is erected by the Plot to name those whose graves are not marked by headstones. There is a Cross of Sacrifice in the Plot. The 1939-1945 burials are in various parts of the necropolis. There are now nearly 150, 1914-1918 and nearly 130, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site. The Polish Group plot contains a special memorial, commemorating a Polish soldier buried elsewhere in the cemetery.
No. of Identified Casualties: 266
Just go to Google and type in “Commonwealth War Graves”; it is usually the first site listed, and enter the surname Leuty. You can go to the grave site and see where he is buried. This is a very neat site for locating just about any Canadian soldier KIA.
ii. JOSEPH FRANCIS LEUTY, married Betty Robinson; they had 2 children: Marilyn Ann 1958-1990, and Robert James.
iii. MATTHEW HORNBY LEUTY, b. 21 Apr 1922; d. 13 Mar 2000, Fergus, Ontario, Canada.He married 13 Mar 1947 in Bolton, ON Margaret Emma Livingston. 21 Nov 1921 Toronto Gore, Peel Co, d. 10 Dec 1990 Fergus, ON. They had 3 girls: Mary Anne, Margaret Jane, Susan Elizabeth. Mary Anne married Bruce Jackson and they have Jeoffrey and Heather. Margaret Jane married John Duncan Pickard and they have Tamara Jane, Nathan Keith, and Margaret Arie. No marriage notes for Susan Elizabeth.
iv. MARY ISOBEL LEUTY.
v. CRAIG RUPERT LEUTY, b. 11 Apr 1925; d. 21 Apr 1999, Welland, Ontario, Canada. He married Sarah Elizabeth Constance Thomas, and they have Rodney William, Stephen Craig, Sandra Constance, Sharon Margaret, and Carol Mary.
vi. WILLIAM LEUTY?.
vii. EVAN M LEUTY?.Not sure about these two. They were in the obit & I didn’t know where to put them.
30. HENRY "DOUGLAS" LEUTY (MATTHEW AARON, HENRY GREEN, MATTHEW, HENRY, HENRY LEWTY, ROBERT, THOMAS) was born 16 Jun 1893, and died Apr 1966. He married EVELYN MCCAULY. She died 1970.
From the Perkins Bull Collection of the Peel Archives:
"Capt. Douglas Leuty, son of Mathew Leuty and Minnie Hornby was a dentist in the east end of Toronto,born in Toronto Twp., Peel Cty. and always lived there; he enlisted in the Dental Corps in 1917 or 1918 in Toronto but never went overseas. The other Leuty boy I do not know anything about. He is no connection". [Mrs. F. J. Jackson, Brampton, Ont.]
Child of HENRY LEUTY and EVELYN MCCAULY is:
i. ROBERT DOUGLAS LEUTY. He married Marilyn ?? and they had Michael, Brian, Barbara, Douglas and William. And I have that William married Jeanette ?? and they have Sandra, Joan and Suzanne.
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