Note N189 Index
Jean Carter says that the family moved to Sundridge in 1884. That would fit with him being there when his father died in 1890.
His father's obituary says that he was a successful business man in Muskoka. I think that I found two of his son in the CEF. I have found him and his wife witnessing a marriage on May 26, 1896 at Sundridge, Ontario, I guess they moved there before then. It seems that they moved to Alberta after that - to the area around Vegreville/Warwick. Why?
In the 1901 census for Alberta, there is an Edward L. Dunn at Strathconnca East. He is 18 years old. That matches, as does the fact that the rest of the family is also there.
According to Jean Carter he was a carriage maker and a farmer. When their son Roger took over the farm in ?, James and Maggie moved to Ryley, Alberta with their daughter Vivian. After she remarried, they moved with her to London, Ontario.
Jean Carter says that he was living next door to William H. Smith in 1981 in Luther Township, Wellington County. If so, he is incorrectly noted as being of English origin. He is; however, noted as a carriage maker. Why was he in Wellington County? He was noted as a carriage maker at the time of his mirages as well.
Here it is:
Census Place:Luther West, Luther East, Wellington North, Ontario, Canada
Source:FHL Film 1375896 NAC C-13260 Dist 153 SubDist H Div 2 Page 56 Family 234
Occ:Carriage MakerReligion:C. Presbyterian
Note N190 Index
In her father's will of 1888, she is described as Margaret G. Campbell. Margaret Hulbert says that Thomas Campbell died in 1885. She must have remarried to John Strachan after her father's will in May 1888?
In the marriage register, she is named just Margaret Dunn. Her entry is right next to the marriage of her brother Edward to Susan Henderson.
Note N191 Index
I found this Near on page 29 of the 1891 census for west Nissouri township, family 140. He is shown as age 60, widower, born in Ontario, parents places of birth not shown, a methodist carpenter. the children are Angy(?), age 15, Joseph,age 12, Ida, age 10, Sydney, age 8; Levi, age 6 and Bertha, age 3.
Note N192 Index
I believe that I found him on the 1891 census at page 28, west Nissouri township, gfamliy134. he is shown as age 45, on April 16th, married, born in Ontario, with parents from England and Ireland. he is a methodist farmer. his wife is Rebecca, age 35, born in Ontario with parents born in Ireland and Scotland.
Note N193 Index
This family too is in the 1891 census for west Nissouri at page 33, family 158. Mary's parents are noted as coming from Ireland and Scotland. I can not read the names of the first 2 children very well.
In the 2001 census there is John near on page 8 of West Nissouri line 32 family 80 with John born 16 April 1865 of German origin, Clara his wife born 15 February 1875 of Scottish origin and Floid(?) 21 December 1897.
If I have the correct death certificate, it lists his father's name as George, born in Pennsylvania, and his mother's name as Elizabeth Catherin.? I believe that I do have the right one. In 1901, he is shown as a widower and the 6th youngest children are living with him in East Nissouri. And more importantly, his marriage registration shows them as William and Mary. The witnesses to the marriage were Elizabeth Near and Rebeca Wigglesworth.
It has now become clear because I found his second marriage to Caroline Goulding in 1903. He was shown as a widower. What took him up to Burkes Falls?
Note N194 Index
He is called "Maurice."
Note N195 Index
She was still-born.
Note N196 Index
It appears as if this Edward Timms did not marry. I say that as it seems unlikely that he would give everything to his sister and her husband if he had had a wife and children. Of course, he may have married, had no children and his wife pre-deceased him.
The below will for an Edward Timms is dated August 20, 1853. He gives everything to his cousin John Timms of Todenham who is married to Edward's sister Sarah. Since the only John Timms whom I can find married to a Sarah is the brother of my great x3 grandfather, I am going to assume it is he for the moment. This means that John married his cousin Who were the parents of Edward and Sarah? There was an Edward Timms, son of Edward and Elizabeth Timms, baptised on September 24, 1809. He had a sister with an indecipherable first name baptised on August ?, 1810. Were they the ones? Based on the "facts" in the next paragraph, I don't think so.
There was an Edward Timms, age 60, farmer, with 87 acres, living in Cherrington in the 1851 census. If he was the below Edward then he was born in 1790-91. There was an Edward Timms, Edward, son of Edward and Sarah Timms baptised in Cherrington on 19 May 1790. I have not seen any other children of this couple but if the mother was named Sarah, then in accordance with normal naming practices, if they had a daughter, she would have been named Sarah. We do have a marriage of Edward Timms and Sarah Symonds (Simonds) at Cherrington on April 10, 1790. Their children would be cousins to John Timms, son of John who married Judith Webb, so it would fit. Most importantly, the dates of the probate of the will - August 20, 1856 - matches with the burial date for Edward Timms, son of Edward and Elizabeth - August 10, 1856 So, for the moment, I am going to consider this to be the case.
I believe that this Edward Timms was a member of the parish select vestry for Cherington from at least 1827 when his name and signature appears on minutes. I also believe this Edward Timms to be the one who became the guardian of the Parish of Cheringotn on February 7, 1836. This position of guardian was created by the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. He was also a churchwarden and overseer for many years.
Here is the will:
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Edward Timms of Cherington in the County of Warwick yeo-man. In the first place I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses may be paid by my executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease out of my personal estate. I give devise and bequeath all my real and Personal Estates and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever unto my cousin John Timms of Todenham in the County of Gloucester for and during the term of his natural life and from. And from and after his decease I give devise and bequeath the same unto my sister Sarah Timms, the wife of the said John Timms her heirs and executors and administrators and assigns forever provided she outlives the said John Timms but in the event of Sarah dying during the lifetime of the said John Timms then I give devise and bequeath the same unto the said John Timms his heirs and assigns absolutely forever. And I give and devise unto the said John Timms his heirs and assigns all the real estate which may be vested in me at the time of my decease as trustee or mortgagee to hold the same upon the trusts and subject to the equities of ******** to which such estates respectively may be then subject or liable. And I appoint the said John Timms sole executor of this my will hereby revoking all former wills and codicils by me at any time heretofore made. I declare this to be my last and only will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth(?) day of March in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Three.
Signed Published and Declared by the said Edward Timms as his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto ***scribed our names Edward Vere Nicoll, solicitor, Shipston on Stour William Jarrett
Proved at Stourton 20th August 1856 before the Judge by the oath of John Timms the sole executor to whom admin was granted having been first sworn by ***** duty to administer.