Margaret A. Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(30 November 1900 - )
Last EditedJul 21, 2002
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJoseph Patrick Gibbons1 b. 8 Jul 1863, d. 17 Feb 1946
MotherMargaret Corcoran1 b. 21 Nov 1865, d. 2 Apr 1945
Birth30 November 1900 Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S411] Letter, unknown author to unknown recipient.

Mary Gibbons1

(circa 1830 - )
Last EditedAug 7, 2001

Family

Patrick Nolan
Marriage5 September 1850 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; The witnesses were Bridget McNally and W. Martin.; Principal=Patrick Nolan1 
Children
Note Could be a sibling of Anthony since married in the same church. 
Birthcirca 1830 1 
Married Name5 September 1850 Nolan1 
Marriage5 September 1850 Roman Catholic Mission Church, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; The witnesses were Bridget McNally and W. Martin.; Principal=Patrick Nolan1 

Citations

  1. [S348] Roman Catholic Mission Church of Newmarket, York County, Upper Canada. Microfilmed by LDS Church., unknown address, unknown cd.
  2. [S392] St. John Chrysotom Parish Records, 1849-1910, Newmarket, King township, Ontario, Canada. LDS Microfilm # 1305825.

Mary Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(between 1829 and 1830 - 4 August 1915)
Last EditedMar 11, 2010
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherPatrick Gibbons b. 16 Mar 1806, d. 26 Dec 1876
MotherBridget Burke b. c 1810, d. c 1838

Family

Andrew O'Brien b. c 1820, d. 20 Apr 1878
Marriage5 January 1851 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; The witnesses were Thomas Kelley and Ellen Dealy.; Principal=Andrew O'Brien1 
Children
Birthbetween 1829 and 1830 Ireland; This birthdate is based on the age of 86 on her gravestone and age of 85 in the death registration. Registration states she was born in Ireland.2,3 
Marriage5 January 1851 Roman Catholic Mission Church, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; The witnesses were Thomas Kelley and Ellen Dealy.; Principal=Andrew O'Brien1 
Married Name5 January 1851 O'Brien1 
(Witness) Death20 April 1878 Ontario, Canada; Andrew is buried in Plot C5.10 with his wife and 5 of his children. His stone states:
Andrew O'Brien
died Apr. 20, 1878
aged 58 years; Principal=Andrew O'Brien2 
(Resident) Land1 April 1887 King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; Deed from Luke Gibbons Et al to John W. Cragg

This Indenture made in duplicate the twenty first day of April A.D. 1887.

In pursuance of the Act respecting Short Forms of Conveyances Between

     Luke Gibbons of the Township of King in the county of York. Farmer James Gibbons of the Town of Ingersoll in the county of Oxford. Drover Mary O’Brien of the Township of Innisfil in the County of Simcoe, Widow, the Executors of the last will and testament of the late John Gibbons of the Township of Peel in the County of Wellington deceased hereinafter called the parties of the First Part.
     Elizabeth Gibbons of the Township of Peel in the county of Wellington, Widow, hereinafter, called the party of the Second Part.
     And John w. Cragg of the said Township of Peel, merchant, hereinafter called the party of the Third Part.
     Whereas the late John Gibbons who died on or about the 20th day of April 1883 was at the time of his decease duly seized in fee simple of the land and premises hereinafter more particularly described but subject to a mortgage made by said late Gibbons to one John Whyte of the village of Drayton in said County of Wellington, Merchant dated December 1st 1882 to secure $350 and interest thereon at seven percent said mortgage not being made to secure unpaid purchase money.
      And Whereas the last will and testament of the said late John Gibbons duly made and published in his lifetime contains the following clause – I give and bequeath to my wife and children the use of my estate and property for the term of four years, at the expiration of the term of four years my executors hereinafter named shall if they think it prudent dispose of the property and divide it as follows. To my wife Elizabeth Gibbons one fourth if she shall remain my widow, to my daughter Mary one fourth, to my son John one fourth, and to my daughter Elizabeth one fourth.
     And Whereas the parties of the first part are the executors of the said last will and testament and the party of the second part is the widow of said late John Gibbons.
     Now this Indenture witnessed that in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and seventeen dollars of lawful money of Canada now paid by the said party of the third part to the parties of the first part Do Grant wit to the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns forever All and Singular that contain parcel or tract of land and premises situated as being in the Township of Peel in the county of Wellington and Province of Ontario contained by admeasurement three eighths of an acre be the same more or less, and which said parcel or tract of land and premises may be better known and described as follows that is to say being part of lot number thirteen in the tenth concession at the North west angle of said lot and bounded by allowance for road between concessions number ten and eleven one hundred feet and the allowance for road between lots twelve and thirteen in concession number ten one hundred and eighteen feet and the remaining two sides by lines respectively parallel to said two allowances for each.
     To Have and to Hold unto the said part of the third part his heirs and assigns land for his and their sole and only use for ever subject nevertheless to the reservations limitations provisions and conditions expressed in the original part thereof from the Crown and to said before mentioned mortgage.
     The said parties of the first part covenant with the party of the third part that the said parties of the first party will execute such further assurances of the said lands as maybe requisite.
     And the said party of the second part in consideration of the premises and one dollar doth hereby grant release and quit claim with the said party of the third party and his heirs and assigns all dower and all right and title there to which she the said party of the second part nowhath with said lands before mentioned or can convey or could in right hereafter or anywise have or claimed whether at common law or otherwise now or ever to the land herefor mentioned.
     In witness whereof the said parties here to have hereunto se their hands and seal:
Signed by Luke Gibbons, Mary O’Brien, James Gibbons, Elizabeth Gibbons

Registered in Book Z14, Number 5962 for the Township of Peel.

Transcription by Patricia Balkcom 26 July, 2002.
; Principal=Luke Gibbons, Principal=Elizabeth O'Callaghan 
(Witness) Death30 August 1887 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Agnes O'Brien4 
(Witness) Death6 February 1888 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Bridget O'Brien2 
Death4 August 1915 131 McCaul Street, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada; Death registration states the following:
Mary O'Brien, female, age 85 yrs, died Aug. 4, 1915, born Ireland. Died at 131 McCaul Street, Toronto, widowed. Father was Patrick Gibbons, mother Bridget Burk. Cause of death was senile decay for 1 year. Name of informant was James O'Brien living at the same address. Physician was P.N. O'Brien living at 126 McCaul Street.2,3 
BurialAugust 1915 St. John Chrysotom Catholic Cemetery, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; Mary Gibbons is buried in Plot C5.10 with her husband, Andrew. Five of their children are buried in the same plot. Also they are beside Mary's father, Patrick Gibbons. Her stone states:
Mary Gibbons
died Aug. 4, 1915
aged 86 years
May Their Souls Rest in Peace2

Citations

  1. [S348] Roman Catholic Mission Church of Newmarket, York County, Upper Canada. Microfilmed by LDS Church., unknown address, unknown cd.
  2. [S456] Ontario Genealogical Society, St. John Chrysotom Cemetery, page 35.
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario Death Registration Database, 1915, p. 258.
  4. [S456] Ontario Genealogical Society, St. John Chrysotom Cemetery, Page 35.
  5. [S392] St. John Chrysotom Parish Records, 1849-1910, Newmarket, King township, Ontario, Canada. LDS Microfilm # 1305825.

Mary Gibbons1

(circa 1802 - 1892)
Last EditedNov 6, 2001

Family

Charles Handy b. c 1801, d. 1890
Marriage Principal=Charles Handy1 
Residence Essa, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; Mary and her husband Charles were supposed to be early settlers to this area.1 
Married Name Handy1 
Marriage Principal=Charles Handy1 
Birthcirca 1802 1 
Birth1810 1 
Death1882 1 
Death1892 1 

Citations

  1. [S397] Unknown author, Book of Settlers' in Simcoe County, Ontario.

Mary Gibbons1

(1857 - 30 September 1931)
Last EditedNov 6, 2001
Birth1857 1 
Death30 September 1931 LaSalette, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S402] Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church Parish register for 1856 - 1932. Published by the Norfolk County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1990. It covers the following townships: Townsend, Windham, Charlotteville, Noth and South Walsingham, Middleton, Houghton, North and South NOrwick, Dereham, and Bayham., unknown address, Burial record.

Mary Gibbons1

(1855 - 1938)
Last EditedAug 7, 2001
FatherJohn William Gibbons2 b. 1826, d. 25 Mar 1905
MotherMary McNally2 b. 1821, d. 5 Dec 1914

Family

Patrick Keaney
Marriagecirca 1875 Principal=Patrick Keaney1 
Children
Birth1855 Ontario, Canada2 
Married Namecirca 1875 Keaney1 
Marriagecirca 1875 Principal=Patrick Keaney1 
Death1938 2 

Citations

  1. [S392] St. John Chrysotom Parish Records, 1849-1910, Newmarket, King township, Ontario, Canada. LDS Microfilm # 1305825.
  2. [S435] E-mail Message. Donna at e-mail address, 26 April 2001.

Mary Gibbons1

(circa 1815 - )
Last EditedNov 6, 2001
Birthcirca 1815 Ireland1 
Census1871 Innisfil Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; Mary is listed as 56 years old, born in Ireland, Catholic, and a farmer.1 

Citations

  1. [S370] 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., District 41 (Simcoe), Subdistrict G (Innisfil township), Division 1, pg.19.

Mary Gibbons1

(9 February 1837 - )
Last EditedOct 14, 2001
FatherJohn Gibbons1 b. c 1815
MotherMary Taylor1 b. c 1815
Baptism9 February 1837 St. Paul's Mission Church, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada; The godparents were Luis Walker and Catherine Kelly and the priest was Father McDonogh.1 

Citations

  1. [S414] St. Paul's Catholic Church parish records, 83 Power Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3A8. LDS Microfilm #1305632. Includes Baptisms 1833 - 1858 and Marriages and Burials 1833 -1850., unknown address, Baptismal record.

Mary Gibbons1

(1850 - 1939)
Last EditedNov 12, 2001
FatherThomas Gibbons1 b. 1794, d. 19 Dec 1855
MotherMary Grahen1 b. 1811
Birth1850 1 
Death1939 1 

Citations

  1. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Mary Agnes Gibbons1

(1869 - 1936)
Last EditedNov 12, 2001
FatherPatrick Gibbons1 b. 1839
MotherMary Ann O'Donnell1 b. 1843, d. 1931

Family

Louis Coulson b. 1872, d. 1957
Marriage Principal=Louis Coulson1 
Child
Birth1869 1 
Married Name Coulson1 
Marriage Principal=Louis Coulson1 
Death1936 1 

Citations

  1. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Mary Amanda Maude Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(4 April 1879 - )
Last EditedAug 2, 2000
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJames Anthony Gibbons1 b. 13 Jul 1849, d. 1910
MotherMargaret Ellen Marigold1 b. 6 Aug 1858
Nickname Maude2 
Baptism4 April 1879 St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Macton, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; The sponsors were George Marigold and Margaret Gibbons.3 
Burial Mt. Hope Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada2 

Citations

  1. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.
  2. [S400] Transcription of tombstones ofMt. Hope Catholic Cemetery, located on Linwood Ave. in Kitchener, Ontario. Completed by the Waterloo Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. In the past, it has also been known as St. Mary's and Sacred Heart. It was established in 1859., unknown address, Section B, Row 21, Plot 8.
  3. [S405] St. Joseph's Catholic Church Parish Records, Macton, Ontario. Now housed at St. Mary's Church in Linwood, Ontario. Records searched in person by Thomas Hunter of Navan, Ontario., unknown address, Page 2-181.

Mary Ann Gibbons1

ChartsAncestors of Mary Ann Gibbons
Descendants of Luke Gibbons
Descendants of John O'Callaghan
(4 August 1868 - 3 May 1957)
Last EditedJan 29, 2017
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJohn Gibbons b. c 1836, d. 20 Apr 1883
MotherElizabeth O'Callaghan1 b. 25 Oct 1843, d. 14 Apr 1922

Family

Thomas Henry Minogue b. 23 Mar 1869, d. 2 Feb 1943
Marriage6 February 1894 London, Ontario, Canada; "Thomas Minogue, 24, of London, Ontario, born Quebec, bachelor, tailor, son of Mathew and Ann Minogue married Mary Gibbons, 28, of London, born Ingersoll, spinster, daughter of John and Elizabeth Gibbons. Witnesses were Terence King and Mary O'Dwyer, both of London. (Mary Ann Dwyer was the first cousin of Mary Ann Gibbons. She was the daughter of William Dwyer and Maria O'Callaghan.) Priest was Father M.J. Tiernan and they were married by Banns in St. Peter's Cathedral in London, both listed as Catholic."; Principal=Thomas Henry Minogue, Witness=Mary Ann Dwyer5,4 
Children
Birth4 August 1868 Goldstone, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; Birthplace on her marriage license is listed as Ingersoll, not Goldstone.1 
Baptism9 September 1868 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada; The godparents were Francis Stuart and Mary Sibbald. The officiating priest was Reverend Joseph Bayard.1 
Census9 April 1891 London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; Mary is listed living with her mother, stepfather and siblings, age 22, single, born in Ontario, and Catholic.2 
Occupationbetween 1894 and 1957 Was a housewife.3 
Married Name6 February 1894 Monogue4 
Marriage6 February 1894 St. Peter's Catholic Church, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; "Thomas Minogue, 24, of London, Ontario, born Quebec, bachelor, tailor, son of Mathew and Ann Minogue married Mary Gibbons, 28, of London, born Ingersoll, spinster, daughter of John and Elizabeth Gibbons. Witnesses were Terence King and Mary O'Dwyer, both of London. (Mary Ann Dwyer was the first cousin of Mary Ann Gibbons. She was the daughter of William Dwyer and Maria O'Callaghan.) Priest was Father M.J. Tiernan and they were married by Banns in St. Peter's Cathedral in London, both listed as Catholic."; Principal=Thomas Henry Minogue, Witness=Mary Ann Dwyer5,4 
Address19 January 1895 910 Lorne Ave., London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Thomas Henry Minogue6 
Residence15 June 1896 469 Grey Street, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Thomas Henry Minogue7 
Migrationbetween 1896 and 1898 Thomas and Mary Ann must have moved from London to Hamilton during this time.; Principal=Thomas Henry Minogue 
(Witness) Census11 April 1901 Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada; "Thomas H. Monogue", HH #85, married, white, male, born 23 March 1871, 30 years of age, born Quebec, Catholic, Irish, tailor, can read and write, worked past 12 months. Living with him:
Mary, wife, born 4 Aug. 1870, aged 30, born Ontario, Irish, Catholic.
Kathleen, daughter, single, born 19 Jan. 1895 in Ont., aged 6, Irish, Catholic. Madeline, daughter, single, born 15 June. 1896 in Ont., aged 4, Irish, Catholic.
Thom. J. M., son, born 8 Feb. 1898, in Ontario, aged 3, Irish, Catholic.
Agnes, daughter, single, born 19 Jan. 1900 in Ont., under a year, Irish, Catholic.; Principal=Thomas Henry Minogue8 
Anecdote This information was gathered from Patrick Monogue, grandson of Thomas Henry Monogue.

     Thomas Henry was a conservative (in the political sense) ans was well-known by the people in government. Pat thinks that is how his father Thomas John got a job at the post office at the young age of 19. Thomas Henry was a tailor and he worked at a shop on James Street. Later, he owned a small tailor shop on Concession Street. This shop he later turned into "Tom Monogue's Ice Cream Parlour". Marlene Pryor has a picture of the sign for the shop. Although, Patrick does not remember his grandfather having an ice cream store, he does remember him bringing big tins of ice cream to the picnics they would have at Concession Park. Agnes, Thomas's daughter was also a seamstress but she worked for a big tailor outfit on King Street. When Thomas Henry got older he sold the shop and went to work for the Liquor Control Board store at Barton and Ottawa. His health deteriorated and he became confused probably from atherosclerosis and he came to live with Pat's family on Huron Street for a while because grandma couldn't take care of him by herself. He eventually went back to live with grandma and his daughters on Kensington Street. He stayed in the upstairs bedroom and he used to say he heard a baby crying (which would have been Marlene, Dorothy's daughter) but they just told him he was imagining things because they didn't want to explain that Dorothy had a baby. He died in the upstairs bedroom and on the same day "Aunt Lizzie" (Gibbons Armstrong) also died. So Grandma lost both her husband and sister on the same day.; Principal=Thomas Henry Minogue 
(Witness) CensusJune 1911 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; "Thom. Monogue", HH #65, in Barton Township, married, white, male, born March 1872, 39 years of age, born Quebec, Catholic, Irish, Canadian, clerk in the tailor business, can read and write, worked past 50 weeks. Living with him:
Mary, wife, born Aug. 1870, aged 40, born Ontario, Irish, Canadian, Catholic.
Catherine M., daughter, single, born Jan. 1895 in Ont., aged 16, Irish, Canadian, Catholic. Madeline, daughter, single, born June. 1896 in Ont., aged 14, Irish, Canadian, Catholic.
Thomas, son, born Feb. 1898, in Ontario, aged 13, Irish, Canadian, Catholic.
Agnes M., daughter, single, born Jan. 1900 in Ont., aged 11, Irish, Canadian, Catholic.
Elizabeth, daughter, single, born April. 1903 in Ont., aged 8, Irish, Canadian, Catholic.
Dorothy C., daughter, single, born Feb. 1908 in Ont., aged 3, Irish, Canadian, Catholic.; Principal=Thomas Henry Minogue9 
Anecdotecirca 1934 Kensington Street, Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada; Pat used to go to his Grandma Monogue's house every Wednesday after school because she would bake bread and fry doughnuts on that day. They were living on Kensington Street and Pat's family lived on Grovesnor and he went to St. John's Elementary School at that time. Grandma also used to give him a card with $5 in it every St. Patrick's Day.
When Grandma's house on Gage Ave. was sold, Jimmy Young called Pat and said that when they cleaned out the attic many of the gifts she had received over the years were still there in their boxes unused (boxes of handkerchiefs, stockings, etc.) and all the cards still had the money in them that people had given her.; Principal=Patrick Thomas Monogue 
Residence1935 122 Balmoral North, Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada; Listed as Mrs. Thomas Monogue, married woman, living with her husband and 3 of her daughters.10 
Residencecirca 1945 88 Gage Ave. South, Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada
88 Gage Ave. S. Taken 2002
Obituary3 May 1957 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Obit states: "Mrs. Thomas Monogue, the former Mary Gibbons, of 88 Gage Avenue South, died at St. Joseph's Hospital today. Born in Goldstone, Ont., she had lived in Hamilton for the last 50 years. She was a member of St. Ann's Church, the Altar Society and the League of the Sacred Heart. Her husband died 14 years ago. She is survived by a son, Thomas J. of Hamilton; five daughters, Mrs. J. J. McNamara, Mrs. Dorothy Peters, Miss Madeline Monogue, Miss Agnes Monogue, all of Hamilton, and Mrs. Walter Young, of Ryckman's corners; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body is at the P. X. Dermody Funeral Home for service on Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock to St. Ann's Church for Requiem Mass at 9 am. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.11 
Burial5 May 1957 Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington, Halton County, Ontario, Canada3

Citations

  1. [S931] Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada), "Parish Register 1850 - 1910." Baptismal Record for Mary Ann Gibbons, September 9, 1868.
  2. [S193] 1891 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, District #89, Subdistrict C, Ward 3, p. 16.
  3. [S157] Cemetery Record for Mary Ann (Gibbons) Monogue., unknown address, unknown cd.
  4. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 82 Marriage of Thomas Minogue and Mary Ann Gibbons, 06 February 1894. Ancestry Image #88 of 257.
  5. [S109] Letter, Dorothy Peters (granddaughter of Mathew Minogue) to Patricia Balkcom, March 10, 1981.
  6. [S165] Kathleen Monogue, Birth Registration # 1895-05-018226.
  7. [S391] Ontario Vital Statistics: Madeline Ann Monogue. Schedule A. Middlesex County, London, Ontario, 1896, No. 021583., Archives of Ontario.
  8. [S387] 1901 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Hamilton City, District 69, Ward 7, p.8.
  9. [S513] 1911 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Wentworth County, Hamilton, Subdistrict 10, Barton Township, Ward 1, p.7.
  10. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  11. [S496] Obit-Mrs. Monogue, 03 May 1957.

Mary Ann Gibbons1,2

(circa 1860 - 1926)
Last EditedNov 12, 2001
FatherLawrence Gibbons1 b. c 1829, d. 30 Sep 1886
MotherMary O'Donnell1 b. 1830

Family

Patrick O'Leary b. c 1853, d. 1926
Marriage20 July 1885 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; In the Ontario Marriage Records source the date of marriage is listed as 2 October 1885 and it states that the witness was Mary Carrol and the wedding took place in Bradford. Patrick is listed as born and living in Adjala, 32 yrs old, a farmer, and son of Patrick O'Leary and Ellen Ryan. Mary is listed as 25 years old, born and living in Bradford and the daughter of Lawrence Gibbons and Mary O'Donnell.; Principal=Patrick O'Leary1,3 
Children
Birthcirca 1860 Bradford, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada1 
Married Name20 July 1885 O'Leary1 
Marriage20 July 1885 St. John Chrysotom Catholic Church, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; In the Ontario Marriage Records source the date of marriage is listed as 2 October 1885 and it states that the witness was Mary Carrol and the wedding took place in Bradford. Patrick is listed as born and living in Adjala, 32 yrs old, a farmer, and son of Patrick O'Leary and Ellen Ryan. Mary is listed as 25 years old, born and living in Bradford and the daughter of Lawrence Gibbons and Mary O'Donnell.; Principal=Patrick O'Leary1,3 
Death1926 2 

Citations

  1. [S392] St. John Chrysotom Parish Records, 1849-1910, Newmarket, King township, Ontario, Canada. LDS Microfilm # 1305825.
  2. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.
  3. [S425] Ontario Marriage Records, microfilm #MS592. Transcribed and posted to this website: http://homepages.rootswev.com/~maryc/ontmarr.htm., #010675-86.

Mary Ellen Gibbons1

(5 April 1910 - 1975)
Last EditedNov 12, 2001
FatherLaurence Gibbons1 b. 9 Mar 1866, d. 24 Sep 1939
MotherMary Ann Shaughnessy1 b. 22 Aug 1878, d. 12 Jan 1960
Name Variation Mary Helen Gibbons2 
Birth5 April 1910 Ontario, Canada1 
Baptism1 May 1910 St. John Chrysotom Catholic Church, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; The godparents were Thomas L. Gibbons and Ellen Gibbons.1 
Death1975 2 

Citations

  1. [S392] St. John Chrysotom Parish Records, 1849-1910, Newmarket, King township, Ontario, Canada. LDS Microfilm # 1305825.
  2. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Mary Florence Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(2 December 1892 - 29 December 1967)
Last EditedMar 11, 2010
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherLuke Gibbons1 b. 23 Apr 1846, d. 11 Dec 1941
MotherAnnie Menton1 b. 15 Aug 1854, d. 19 Jul 1931

Family

George Paxton b. 10 Nov 1883, d. 16 Dec 1967
Marriage Principal=George Paxton3 
Child
Nickname Florence Gibbons2 
Married Name Paxton3 
Baptism2 December 1892 St. John Chrysotom Catholic Church, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; The godparents were John Joseph and Mary Teresa Menton.1 
Birth2 December 1892 Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada4 
Marriage Principal=George Paxton3 
Residence13 December 1941 Kettleby, York County, Ontario, Canada; According to her father's obituary, she was living on the pioneer farm when he died.5 
Death29 December 1967 Kettleby, Ontario, Canada2,4 
BurialDecember 1967 St. John Chrysotom Catholic Cemetery, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; Florence is buried with her husband, George Paxton, in Plot D5.8.2

Citations

  1. [S392] St. John Chrysotom Parish Records, 1849-1910, Newmarket, King township, Ontario, Canada. LDS Microfilm # 1305825.
  2. [S456] Ontario Genealogical Society, St. John Chrysotom Cemetery, Page 53.
  3. [S441] Unknown author, "Email message received by Pat Balkcom 29 June 2001 from Patricia Menton Cochran of Norwood, Ontario. Email address is e-mail address. She is a descendent of Annie Menton, wife of Luke Gibbons.," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  4. [S411] Letter, unknown author to unknown recipient.
  5. [S451] Luke Gibbons - obit, 19 dec1941.

Mary Gertrude Gibbons1

(31 October 1894 - 23 December 1975)
Last EditedAug 7, 2001
FatherThomas L. Gibbons1 b. c 1858, d. 1923
MotherEllen Jane Keaney1 b. 1870, d. 1953

Family

Joseph Michael Cronan b. 23 Dec 1895, d. 19 Mar 1958
Marriage10 June 1919 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Joseph Michael Cronan1 
Children
Birth31 October 1894 Ontario, Canada1,2 
Baptism20 November 1894 St. John Chrysotom Catholic Church, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; The baptismal record states that Mary was 3 weeks old and the godparents were John and Anne J. Gibbons.1 
Marriage10 June 1919 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Joseph Michael Cronan1 
(Witness) Death19 March 1958 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Joseph Michael Cronan2 
Death23 December 1975 Ontario, Canada2 
BurialDecember 1975 Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Cemetery, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; Row D, Plot 132 

Citations

  1. [S392] St. John Chrysotom Parish Records, 1849-1910, Newmarket, King township, Ontario, Canada. LDS Microfilm # 1305825.
  2. [S417] Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Cemetery, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County, Ontario. Transcription of tombstone markings completed by the West Gwillimbury and Tecumseh Historical Society in 1981. From LDS microfiche #6039023., unknown address, unknown cd.
  3. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Mary Jane Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(12 February 1879 - 15 January 1919)
Last EditedNov 16, 2001
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherAnthony Gibbons b. c 1816, d. 27 Mar 1883
MotherMargaret Canavan b. c 1834, d. 14 Feb 1898
Nickname Jenny2 
Birth12 February 1879 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; This birthdate is listed on her gravestone. Thomas Hunter in his search of St. Joseph's records lists her baptism as 6 Feb 1878.1,3 
Census1891 Mary Jane is not listed as living with her mother. Where is she? She should be about 11 years old.4 
Death15 January 1919 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Cause of death was influenza.1,2 
BurialJanuary 1919 St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Macton, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; Mary Jane is on the same stone as John, her brother. The stone states:

MARY JANE
GIBBONS
Born Feb. 12, 1879
Died Jan. 15, 19191 

Citations

  1. [S342] St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery records, Macton, Ontario, Canada, unknown address, Section B2, Stone 14.
  2. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.
  3. [S405] St. Joseph's Catholic Church Parish Records, Macton, Ontario. Now housed at St. Mary's Church in Linwood, Ontario. Records searched in person by Thomas Hunter of Navan, Ontario., unknown address, Page 3-179.
  4. [S193] 1891 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com.

Mary Jane Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(circa 1848 - )
Last EditedApr 30, 2000
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherMichael Gibbons1 b. c 1805, d. 1 Sep 1890
MotherMargaret Wilson1 b. 29 May 1819, d. Nov 1904

Family

Thomas Clarke d. b 1890
Marriagecirca 1873 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Thomas Clarke1 
Child
Birthcirca 1848 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada1 
Married Namecirca 1873 Clarke1 
Marriagecirca 1873 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Thomas Clarke1 

Citations

  1. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.

Mary L. Gibbons1

(1871 - 1 January 1900)
Last EditedAug 1, 2000
FatherJohn R. Gibbons1 b. 1840, d. 11 Nov 1915
MotherLemmendy (?)1 b. 1850, d. 7 May 1913

Family

George Minler
Marriagecirca 1895 Principal=George Minler1 
Birth1871 1 
Married Namecirca 1895 Minler1 
Marriagecirca 1895 Principal=George Minler1 
Death1 January 1900 Oxford County, Ontario, Canada1 
Burial3 January 1900 Ingersoll Rural Cemetery, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S403] Ingersoll Rural Cemetery, Oxford County, Ontario. LDS Microfich #6087239., unknown address, Section C, Row Z, Plot 5.

Mary Margaret Gibbons1

( - 1985)
Last EditedNov 12, 2001
FatherWilliam Hugh Gibbons1 b. 1870, d. 1961
MotherCatherine O'Hearn1 b. 1877

Family

Percy Symons
Marriage Principal=Percy Symons1 
Married Name Symons1 
Marriage Principal=Percy Symons1 
Birth  
Death1985 1 

Citations

  1. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Mary Margaret Teresa Gibbons1

(1926 - )
Last EditedJul 19, 2004
FatherThomas Francis Gibbons1 b. 19 May 1884, d. 1953
MotherSarah Alice Windross1 b. 1886, d. 1972

Family

Peter Stariat d. 2002
Marriage Principal=Peter Stariat2 
Birth1926 1 
Married Name Stariat1,2 
Marriage Principal=Peter Stariat2 

Citations

  1. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.
  2. [S435] E-mail Message. To Pat Balkcom from Donna at e-mail address, 7 June 2004.

Michael Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(circa 1805 - 1 September 1890)
Last EditedDec 14, 2008
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherLuke Gibbons2 b. c 1780
MotherAnn McDonnell2 b. c 1780, d. b 1857

Family

Margaret Wilson b. 29 May 1819, d. Nov 1904
Marriagecirca 1846 Principal=Margaret Wilson6,2 
Children
Birthcirca 1805 County Mayo, Connaught Province, Ireland; This birthdate is based on 84 as age of death. However, his age during several censuses puts a great variation into his birthdates: 1851 Census - age 32 (1819), 1861 - age 40 (1821), 1871 - age 60 (1811), 1881 - age 70 (1811).1,2 
Land Grant9 December 1843 east half of Lot 31, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; This was a lease from the Canada Company (Transfer Type L) and would have been 50 acres.3,4 
Residence9 December 1843 King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada4 
Misc1844 Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada5 
Marriagecirca 1846 Principal=Margaret Wilson6,2 
ResidenceNovember 1847 Adjala, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada7 
Land GrantNovember 1847 east half of Lot 30, Concession 2, Adjala, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; It appears that Michael Gibbons, who we think was Patrick's brother, bought this parcel of land from him (Transfer Type L which is a previous lease from the Canada Company).; Principal=Patrick Gibbons3,7 
Land Grant16 October 1850 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; According to Thomas Hunter, Michael and Anthony settled in the Queens Bush which is now Wellesley township. They had land on Lot 10, Conc. 12WS, about 2km north of Linwood. It was a plot of land that had been previously owned (transfer type A). This would have been 100 acres. It appears that Anthony and John went with Michael to help him work and clear the land.8 
Census1851 Michael and his wife Margaret are living with their 3 children, James, Mary Jane and Michael. He is listed as 32 years old, which would make his birthdate 1819.9 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1861 Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Michael Gibbons2 
Census1861 Concession 12, Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; The evaluation of his farm was:
10 lots held, 100 total acres, 45 under cultivation, 40 under crops, 5 under pasture, 55 under wood.
Cash value of farm - $850.00
Cash value of implements, machinery - $140.00
total Value of all Livestock - $170.00

20 acres of spring wheat, 420 bushels potatoes, 4 acres peas - 80 bushels. 5 acres oats - 100 bushels. 1/2 acre potatoes - 50 bushels. 1 acre turnips - 100 bushels. 3 tons of hay. wool - 24 lbs. maple sugar - 40 lbs. bulls or oxen over 3 years of age - 3, steers or heifers under 3 years - 3, milk cows - 3, sheep - 9, pigs - 7, butter 80 lbs.

Note from Alex Pryor - The woodlot would represent saleable wood as well a building material and fuel, as well as the Waterloo/Wellington County sugarbush maple stands which still largely remain. The larger crop quantities would be mostly for sale, the smaller potato patch would be for home use. The maple sugar, butter, milk of only three cows and flannel would be mostly for personal use. The oxen were required because Michael had not been able or willing to switch over to the more desirable horses he later owned. The heifers under 3 years would be for meat, as would the sheep and pigs. The heavy, largely manual work of this family would have demanded a high protein diet, including large quantities of meat.10 
Census1861 Michael and his wife Margaret are living with their 6 children, James, Mary Jane, Margaret, David, Francis, and Sarah, his mother-in-law, Jane Wilson, and a relative, John Gibbons. Michael is listed as 40 years old - this would put his birthdate as 1821.11 
Census1871 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Michael is listed as age 60 (birthdate 1811), born in Ireland, Catholic, and working as a farmer.12 
Census1881 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Michael, age 70, and his wife Margaret, age 61, are living with their 4 children: David, age 25; Francis, age 23; Sarah, age 23; and Joseph, age 18; and Margaret's mother, Jane Wilson, age 90.; Principal=Margaret Wilson13 
(Witness) DeathOctober 1881 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Francis Gibbons14 
Will Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Last Will and Testament of Michael Gibbons

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Michael Gibbons of Wellesley Township in the county of Waterloo and Province of Ontario Canada made this seventeenth day of
(faded and illegible for several lines)

I give, demise and bequeath all my Real and Personal Estate of which I may die possessed in the manner following, that is to say (passage faded, appears to be a description of landed property)

I give and bequeath to my wife Margaret Gibbons in lieu of her share right and interest in the same, One third of the entire sum realized from the estate after the payment of my just debts, funeral charges and testamentary expenses.
Second, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Gibbons one third of the sum realized by the sale of my farm, independent of all given to him by me before.
Third, I give to my son David Gibbons the sum of one dollar.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my son James Gibbons five hundred dollars.
Fifth, the remainder if any shall be left after the payment of the above figures I dispose of as follows, that is to say it shall be equally divided between my three daughters, ie, Mary Jane Clark, widow of the late Thomas Clark, Margaret McCarty wife of Joseph McCarty and Sarah Gibbons.
Michael Gibbons (His Mark)

Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of Michael Gibbons

Furniture, bedding, etc.                         $25.00
Real estate, West half of lot 10, Twelfth concession
West section, Wellesley Township $3500.00


Note: Michael must have distributed his goods and or land before his death - there is no mention of farm implements or animals. This may account for the wide differences in how he treated his sons in his will.

Original will may be viewed on Microfilm #GS ONT 1 - 2316 at the Ontario Archives, Toronto.
Transcription by Alex Pryor, Burlington, Ontario

 
Death1 September 1890 Linwood, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; Witness=Margaret Wilson1,2 
BurialSeptember 1890 St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Macton, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; The gravestone states that Michael died in Sept. 1890, age 84 years.
1,15 

Citations

  1. [S332] Picture of cemetery stone from St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery in Macton, Ontario for Michael Gibbons., unknown address, unknown cd.
  2. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.
  3. [S419] Letter, unknown author to unknown recipient.
  4. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 34, page 169.
  5. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Records of Immigrants to Canada. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999. Compiled from "Toronto Mirror", vol. 7, No. 27, whole No. 339, Feb. 2, 1844, Page 2.


  6. [S334] Picture of tombstone for Margaret Wilson Gibbons from St. Joseph's Cemetery, Macton, Ontario, unknown address, unknown cd.
  7. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 025, page 239.
  8. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series 01 C15, Reference 020.133, Volume 003, page 411.
  9. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, Wellesley township, Waterloo County, Canada West.
  10. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Agricultural Census, Wellesley Township, Wellington County, Canada West, Microfilm Reel C 1080, Ontario Archives.
  11. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Wellesley township, Waterloo County, Canada West.
  12. [S370] 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., District 32 (Waterloo North), Subdistrict A (Wellesley township), Division 1, pg. 46.
  13. [S378] 1881 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.
  14. [S335] Picture of tombstone for Francis Gibbons from St. Joseph's Cemetery, Macton, Ontario, unknown address, unknown cd.
  15. [S342] St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery records, Macton, Ontario, Canada, unknown address, Section B2, Stone 32.
  16. [S342] St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery records, Macton, Ontario, Canada, unknown address, Section B1, Stone 38.
  17. [S310] Letter, unknown author to unknown recipient.

Michael Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(circa 1850 - before 1861)
Last EditedApr 30, 2000
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherMichael Gibbons1 b. c 1805, d. 1 Sep 1890
MotherMargaret Wilson1 b. 29 May 1819, d. Nov 1904
Birthcirca 1850 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada1 
Deathbefore 1861 Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; Witness=Michael Gibbons, Witness=Margaret Wilson1 

Citations

  1. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.

Michael Gibbons1,2

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(circa 1835 - circa 1851)
Last EditedOct 21, 2001
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherPatrick Gibbons1,2 b. 16 Mar 1806, d. 26 Dec 1876
MotherBridget Burke1,2 b. c 1810, d. c 1838
Birthcirca 1835 York County, Ontario, Canada; This is an estimated birthdate. He actually could have been born several years earlier (1830-33).1,2 
Deathcirca 1851 Ontario, Canada; According to the newspaper articles, Michael fell from a horse at age 16 and broke his arm. The arm eventually became so infected that it caused his death.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S454] "Luke Gibbons."
  2. [S453] "Paddy's Peak."

Michael Joseph Gibbons1,2

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(1 February 1860 - 13 March 1935)
Last EditedNov 16, 2001
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherAnthony Gibbons1,2 b. c 1816, d. 27 Mar 1883
MotherMargaret Canavan1,2 b. c 1834, d. 14 Feb 1898
Birth1 February 1860 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada1,2 
Baptism2 February 1860 St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Macton, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada3 
Death13 March 1935 Guelph, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; Michael died of a heart attack.1,2 
Burial15 March 1935 Macton, Ontario, Canada; The gravestone states:

IHS
MICHAEL GIBBONS
Died Mar. 13, 19352,1 

Citations

  1. [S342] St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery records, Macton, Ontario, Canada, unknown address, Section B2, Stone 64.
  2. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.
  3. [S405] St. Joseph's Catholic Church Parish Records, Macton, Ontario. Now housed at St. Mary's Church in Linwood, Ontario. Records searched in person by Thomas Hunter of Navan, Ontario., unknown address, Page 3-53.

Michael Joseph Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(17 April 1881 - )
Last EditedNov 14, 2001
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJames Gibbons1 b. c 1844, d. 9 Apr 1891
MotherMary Cannon1 b. c 1845, d. 26 Apr 1925
Nickname Joseph Gibbons2 
Birth17 April 1881 Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada1 
Baptism9 May 1881 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada; The godparents were Thomas McDermott and Julia Hackett.1 

Citations

  1. [S394] Sacred Heart Parish Records, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada; baptisms 14 Aug 1850-18 Dec 1910, marriages 9 Sept 1850 - 19 Oct 1910, interments 20 Dec 1859 - 31 Dec 1910, confirmations 24 Apr 1853 - 19 May 1907. LDS microfilm # 1310849, unknown address, Baptismal record.
  2. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, King township, (possibly page 167).

Miles Gibbons1

(circa 1808 - 24 April 1878)
Last EditedNov 6, 2001

Family

Mary Lopps b. 1818, d. 1889
Marriagecirca 1855 Principal=Mary Lopps3 
Child
Birthcirca 1808 2 
Marriagecirca 1855 Principal=Mary Lopps3 
Death24 April 1878 Ontario, Canada2 
Burial26 April 1878 Old and New LaSalette Cemetery, Windham, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada; Miles and his wife, Mary are buried in Row H, Plot 15.2 

Citations

  1. [S402] Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church Parish register for 1856 - 1932. Published by the Norfolk County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1990. It covers the following townships: Townsend, Windham, Charlotteville, Noth and South Walsingham, Middleton, Houghton, North and South NOrwick, Dereham, and Bayham., unknown address, unknown cd.
  2. [S415] Old and New LaSalette Cemetery, Concession 9, Lot 22 and Concession 8, Lot 23, Windham township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. Transcription of tombstone writings by Norfolk County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, unknown address, page 25.
  3. [S402] Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church Parish register for 1856 - 1932. Published by the Norfolk County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1990. It covers the following townships: Townsend, Windham, Charlotteville, Noth and South Walsingham, Middleton, Houghton, North and South NOrwick, Dereham, and Bayham., unknown address, Baptismal record of son, James.

Mrs. M. Gibbons1

(1817 - 28 December 1889)
Last EditedNov 6, 2001
Birth1817 1 
Death28 December 1889 Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S402] Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church Parish register for 1856 - 1932. Published by the Norfolk County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1990. It covers the following townships: Townsend, Windham, Charlotteville, Noth and South Walsingham, Middleton, Houghton, North and South NOrwick, Dereham, and Bayham., unknown address, Burial record.

Patrick Gibbons1

ChartsAncestors of Mary Ann Gibbons
Descendants of Luke Gibbons
(16 March 1806 - 26 December 1876)
Last EditedJun 3, 2015
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherLuke Gibbons2 b. c 1780
MotherAnn McDonnell b. c 1780, d. b 1857

Family 1

Bridget Burke b. c 1810, d. c 1838
Marriagecirca 1828 This marriage date is based on the birthdate of daughter, Mary. If Patrick came to Canada in 1830, then they would have been married in Ireland.; Principal=Bridget Burke4,3 
Children

Family 2

Catherine Banks b. 1806, d. 27 Mar 1882
Marriage1844 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Catherine Banks9 
Children
Anecdote FRIDAY, APRIL 15th, 1938

North York-Now and Then

A HISTORY OF THIS DISTRICT AND
BIOGRAPHY OF ITS PEOPLE
This department is directed by J. M. Walton

ALL PUBLICATION RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE AURORA BANNER

Luke Gibbons

A York Pioneer

93 Year Old Resident Of King Township

In 1830 Patrick Gibbons landed in Canada, a typical young Irish immigrant, with no capital but his health and strength. He found work first in the saw mill of William Lloyd, at Glenville. This saw mill had owners who were well known in their day; Mark Hughes, Ellis Hughes, Van Allan, father of James Van Allan and lastly Richard Kirton, a man who by hard work and thrift accumulated a fortune that enabled him to leave a legacy to the Baptist Denomination for building of Kirton Memorial Hall, a part of the McMaster University buildings in Toronto.
Patrick first settled on Lot 33, Con. 3, King Township (200 acres) of Clergy Reserve Land. Then he heard of a fine Irish community in Adagala Township, in the County of Simcoe. This home did not have the appeal of his first choice however, and after a few years spent there he came back to King Township, and bought from Canada Company , the East ½ of Lot 31, Con. 3. It was hilly, but here he built himself a comfortable house and outbuildings, in the shelter of a big sugar loaf hill, locally taking the name of "Gibbons' Peak" for it was a prominent land mark for miles around. He stayed the rest of his blessed days, contented and happy with his growing family around him. In the first years, sale of timber cordwood, the burning of lime and charcoal added to the family funds.
In 1846 this industrious settler made and sold fifty-five thousand hand made shingles to George Shanks for his new farm buildings at $2.50 a thousand, and in the same year he sold to Hewitt and Strachan, contractors all the stones they could find on his farm for $40. These went into the macadamizing of Yonge Street when that improvement to this highway was done. For two winters he made shingles selling his total output to neighbours. This added well to his income in those days, and gave him a good start on his land payments. Lime from the Gibbons kilns was used in the building of the King Christian Church and also the Kettleby Temperance Hall. On the "millstone creek" on his farm, the mill stones for the Glenville flour mill built by the Cawthras were fabricated. These stones are now preserved at the Glennville Public School grounds as relics. With all this activity and with his growing children around him the Gibbons farm was a happy home.
Patrick married Catherine Banks in 1844. Five children were born to them. The oldest son Michael, when 16, was killed by being thrown from a horse. The fractured arm mortified, as competent surgical care was not available. This was a sad loss to the home. Then the oldest daughter was poisoned by eating blood root in mistake for pepper or krinkle root, a spicy edible root to be dug up under wet leaves in the forest, and eaten as a relish in the spring season. From this mistake she died, and another tragedy clouded the home life, calling forth the sympathy of neighbours. These two children were buried in what is now known as the Anglican Cemetery on the hill top as you approach Newmarket from the west, on Eagle Street. This ground was donated by Dr. Beswick in the early days, for a public burying ground. Beswick's grave stone says he died aged 119 years. The stone stands in the south east corner of the grounds, and can easily be found. At that date, 1836, there were families in the Newmarket district, and St. John's Church had not been started.
The next sons, John and James left home, to go into business for themselves. Luke, the next son was a mainstay. He taught school awhile, but came back to the farm, as the aging parents desired. He soon got into local temperance societies, literary and other social circles. The Farmers' Institute work found him an active and useful helper. He was of a sociable disposition, and from his uniform good nature made his company agreeable to young and old. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace and Commissioner in the High Court of Justice and held this for many years. In politicas he has always been a liberal. His life long friend, Sir William Mulock, whose farm almost adjoined the Gibbons home often exchanged friendly visits with his friend "Luke".
Sir William years ago encouraged orchard planting in North York and yearly gave generous prizes to his constituents for the best plantings. Luke was a prize winner for his orchard, and was well rewarded in after years by the fine product of his trees which gave him both pleasure and profit.
A lot of Indian relics were found on this farm, and Luke had a fine collection. A black stone book is among the rare pieces he has. This object must have been lost by white missionaries or explorers. Archeologists are at a loss to explain it. He collected a fine library, and was a great reader, and one of the best posted men in the community.
Then Luke took as his bride, Annie Menton of Toronto, in June, 1885. They were married in St. Patrick's Church, Toronto and toured to Niagara Falls, the scene of so many happy honeymoons. Their children are Frank, John, and Mrs. Geo. Paxton, with whom he is now living.
He is perhaps one of the oldest residents of King Township, being 93 on 23rd of April 1938, retaining fair health, and his memory unimpaired. His whole life has been spent within sight of his birthplace, and he is rooted in the soil of his nativity as firmly as a sturdy oak tree and loyal to the end to what he had identified himself in his young manhood. His long life can best be appreciated when it is remembered that he was living when:
First Parliament of Canada met at Bytown.
The first oil well drilled in Pennsylvania in Ont.
The first telegraph was invented.
The first telephone was invented.
The first Atlantic cable laid.
When slavery was the law in the U.S.A.
When pounds, shillings and pence were currency in Canada.
Before France was a republic.
When Ottawa was Bytown, Kettleby was Tyrwhitt's Mills, Aurora was Machell's Corners.
When candles were the only illumination.
 
Birth16 March 1806 County Mayo, Connaught Province, Ireland1,3,2 
Marriagecirca 1828 This marriage date is based on the birthdate of daughter, Mary. If Patrick came to Canada in 1830, then they would have been married in Ireland.; Principal=Bridget Burke4,3 
Landcirca 1830 Lot 33, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; This consisted of 200 acres of Clergy Reserve Land which was acreage leased to farmers and the proceeds went to support the Protestant Church.5 
Occupation1830 King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; He worked for 14 years in his sawmill in Glenville. Of course, in his spare time he would have had to clear his land for a homestead.3 
Immigration1830 Canada; He landed in Quebec after an eight week voyage and then travelled on to York County, Ontario.3 
Land Grant26 August 1834 east half of Lot 5, Concession 2, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada6 
Land Grant22 January 1836 east half of Lot 30, Concession 2, Adjala, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; Patrick heard of an Irish community in the township of Adjala and so he moved there and reportedly received a 1/2 lot (50 acres) as a sale (Transfer type S) from the Canada Company.7,8 
(Witness) Deathcirca 1838 Ontario, Canada; The cause of death is not known but in a newspaper article written in 1938 about the family the death of an older daughter of Patrick's is discussed. There is the possiblity that this is a mistake and the information about the daughter's death is actually the story of Bridget's death. It could have been daughter, Honora, however, she would have only been three at the time. Anyway, the story is that this person was poisoned by eating blood root in mistake for pepper of krinkle root, a spicy edible root dug up under wet leaves in the forest. This person is said to be buried in the Anglican Cemetery on the hilltop as you approach Newmarket from the west on Eagle Street. During this time, only 6 Catholic families lived in the Newmarket area and a Catholic cemetery had not yet been built.; Principal=Bridget Burke3,5 
Marriage1844 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Catherine Banks9 
Land1844 east half of Lot 31, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; He had decided that he preferred King township to Adjala and this is the land where he built the family farmhouse that was to stay in the Gibbons family for 102 years. It was located in the shelter of the hills and to the south of a big "sugar loaf hill" which came to be known as "Paddy's or Gibbon's Peak" and was the most prominent landmark for miles around.3,5 
Occupation1846 In the early years he sold timber for firewood and the burning of lime and charcoal added to the family funds. In 1846 he made and sold fifty-five thousand hand made shingles to George Shanks for his new farm buildings at $2.50 a thousand, and in the same year he sold to Hewitt and Strachan, contractors all the stones they could find on his farm for $40. These stones were eventually used to improve Yonge Street. For two more years, he continued to make and sell shingles to neighbors and this helped to reduce his land debt. Lime from the Gibbons kiln was used to build the King Christian Church and the Kettleby Temperance Hall. From the "millstone creek" on his farm, the mill stones were used for the Glenville flour mill. Today the stones are preserved on the Glenville Public School grounds as relics.5 
Land GrantNovember 1847 Adjala, Ontario, Canada; It appears that Michael Gibbons, who we think was Patrick's brother, bought this parcel of land from him (Transfer Type L which is a previous lease from the Canada Company).; Principal=Michael Gibbons7,8 
ResidenceJanuary 1853 King Township, Ontario, Canada10 
Land GrantJanuary 1853 east half of Lot 24, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada7,10 
Land Grant18 January 1854 east half of Lot 31, Concession 5 and 7, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada7,11 
Politics a Reformer in his political views but never ran for an elected office. In the Commemorative Biographical Record of York County published in 1907, Patrick is spoken of as a "man of unusual intellectual powers, well trained in his youth and had many scholarly attainments".3 
Religion a devout Roman Catholic and was one of a committee of six who founded and built the first Catholic Church in Newmarket. No picture of the church has been found but it is understood to have been a roughcast building about 20 x 30 feet in size. Patrick also helped to secure the building of the present church in 1870.3 
Census14 January 1861 King Township, Ontario, Canada; Listed as "Patrick Gibbons", farmer, born Ireland, 58 year old male, (appears to say "R" under religion for Roman Catholic), married. Top of Census Sheet states: No. 1 - Bounded on North line between King & West Gwillimbury (two words unreadable), South by Lot 17, East by the centre line of 2nd Cons., West by centee line of the 4th Cons. Neighbors are Creaser, Green, Chappel and Sweeney families. Living with him:
Catherine, born Ireland, female, age 56, married, also "R" under Religion column.
John, labourer, born Ireland, 22, male, absent from family.
James, born Upper Canada, 16, male, attended school.
Luke, born UC, 14, male, attended school.
Catherine, born UC, 12, female, attended school.
Ann, born UC, 10, female, attended school.; Resident=Catherine Banks, Resident=John Gibbons, Resident=James Gibbons, Resident=Luke Gibbons, Resident=Catherine Gibbons, Resident=Ann M. Gibbons12 
Residencebetween 1866 and 1871 Concession 3, Lot 31, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; Patrick is listed in the Toronto City Directory as living on this lot. James Gibbons (I assume this is his son) is on Lot 22. Patrick is also listed on this lot in 1871, although James is not listed in this directory.13,14 
Census2 April 1871 King Township, Ontario, Canada; Listed as "Patrick Gibbons, HH #82, male, 63 years old, born in Ireland, Catholic, Irish, farmer, married, unable to read or write. He is living on Concession 3, lot 31, 100 acres (90 improved), owned; 5 horses, 1 colt/filly, 5 cows, 5 other horned cattle, 14 sheep, 4 pigs, mixed wheat and other crops. His neighbors are Thomas Thorn & John Lloyd. Living with him:
Catherine, female, age 58, born Ireland, Catholic, Irish, married, cannot read or write.
Luke Gibbons, male, 24, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, farmer, can read & write.
Catherine, female 21, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, can read & write.
Annie M., female, 18, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, can read & write.; Resident=Catherine Banks, Resident=Luke Gibbons, Resident=Catherine Gibbons, Resident=Ann M. Gibbons15 
Will29 January 1875 York County, Ontario, Canada; This is a transcription of the body of the will:

I, Patrick Gibbons, of the Township of King in the County of York and the Province of Ontario - Yeoman of the age of sixty eight years, and being of sound mind and memory do make (...?) and declare this my last will and Testament in manner following, to (...?)

My Will is, First. That my funeral charges and just debts shall be paid by executor and executrix hereinafter named. The residue of my estate and property which shall not be required for this payment of my just debts, funeral charges and expenses attending the execution of this my will and the administration of my estate, I Give, devise and dispose thereof as follows:

Second: I Give and Bequeath to my Wife Catherine Gibbons the sole use and control of the west half of my dwelling house on the first floor and also a comfortable maintenance, fire wood, and the keep of one cow during the term of her natural life or so long as she shall remain unmarried and also my household goods. Which said maintenance , firewood, and keep of cow shall be furnished her by my son Luke hereinafter named, so long as it may be agreeable to her to stay in my house. But should she at any time choose to take up her permanent residence at some other place, she shall receive in lieu of said maintenance one hundred fifty dollars per year in cash.

Third: I Give and Bequest to my Son John Gibbons, Two hundred dollars to be paid by my executor whithin one year after the decease or remarriage of my said wife.

Fourth: I Give and Bequest to my Son James Gibbons, Two hundred dollars to be paid by my executor within one year after the decease or remarriage of my said wife.

Fifth: I Give, desire and Bequest to my son Luke, my homestead where I now reside being the east half of Lot number thirty one in the third concession of King aforesaid to him and his heirs and (...?) for ever. Subject to the support as hereinbefore mentioned of my wife Catherine Gibbons, and also the payment of certain legacies herein mentioned to be paid by him. I also give to my son Luke all my horses and horned cows, sheep and all my farming implements and stock and in the maintenance to be provided for my said wife he shall allow her a fair proportion of the fresh produce each year.

Sixth: I Give and devise to my daughter Mary O'Brien, wife of Andrew O'Brien, Two hundred dollars to be paid her by my executor within one year after the decease of my said wife.

Seventh: I Give and bequeath to my daughter, Catherine Gibbons, Four Hundred dollars to be paid to her by my executor as follows. Two hundred dollars within one year after my decease and two hundred dollars within one year after the decease of my said wife.

Eighth: I Give and bequest to my daughter Ann Gibbons Four hundred dollars to be paid to her as follows. Two hundred dollars to be paid to her within one year after my decease and two hundred dollars within one year after the decease of my said wife.

My real estate is and shall be subject to the foregoing legacies.

Lastly, I wish it to be understood by all parties interested that the sums mentioned to be paid to my sons John and James and to my daughter Mary are additonal to what I have heretofore given them. And I hereby nominate and appoint my sons John and Luke Gibbons to my executors and my Wife Catharine executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy five.

The foregoing instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date there of signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Patrick Gibbons as one for his last will and Testament in presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as winesses attesting thereto.
B. Pearson, (...?) of the village of Aurora
J. M. Wells Surgeon Dentist

Patrick Gibbons (his mark)16 
Residence29 June 1875 King Township, Ontario, Canada 
Death26 December 1876 Ontario, Canada; Death Registration states:
Patrick Gibbons, died 26 December 1876, male, aged 70, farmer, born Ireland, Roman Catholic, cause of death - natural causes, no physician present. Information given by Luke Gibbons of King Township, registered 19th January 1877.17 
BurialDecember 1876 St. John Chrysotom Catholic Cemetery, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; He and his wife, Catherine, are buried in section C5.9B. They have a flat headstone with this information:
Patrick Gibbons Catherine Gibbons
1806 - 1876 1806-1880
Also in surrounding graves is their son Luke and his wife, Annie Menton, and Patrick's daughter, Mary and her husband, Andrew O'Brien and five of their children.18 
Probate10 February 1877 Village of Aurora, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; The probate record states the following:

Affadavit of Value of Property
In the Surrogate Court of the County of York

In the Goods of Patrick deceased.
John Gibbons of the Township of Peel, Postmaster, in the County of Wellington, make oath and say that I am the eldest son, and one of the executors named in the will of the said Patrick Gibbons deceased.
That the personal Estate and Effects of the said deceased which he in any way died possessed of, or entitled to, and for and in respect to which letters of Probate ...? to be granted are of or about the value of Fourteen Hundred and Seventeen dollars.
Household furniture - 99
Farming Implements - 230
Horses - 380
Horned Cattle - 189
Sheep and swine - 119
Cash in hand - 400
Total - $1479

Sworn at the village of Aurora, in the County of York, the tenth day of February, 1877 before me B. Pearson.
Signed John Gibbons.16 

Citations

  1. [S370] 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., District 43 (York North), Subdistrict B (King township), Division 6, pg. 23.
  2. [S455] Biographical Record, p. 361.
  3. [S453] "Paddy's Peak."
  4. [S388] Marriage record for John Gibbons and Elizabeth Callaghan from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ingersoll, Ontario, unknown address, unknown cd.
  5. [S454] "Luke Gibbons."
  6. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 025, page 174.
  7. [S419] Letter, unknown author to unknown recipient.
  8. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 025, page 239.
  9. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.
  10. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 025, page 66.
  11. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 026, page 137.
  12. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., King Township, York Enumeration District #8, Canada West (Ontario); Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1088. Ancestry Image #1320.
  13. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Mitchell and Co’s Toronto City Directory and Gazetteer of the Counties of York and Peel, 1866: Township of King, P. 306, Entry for Patrick Gibbons.
  14. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. York County Directory and Gazetteer, 1870-1871: Township of King, P. 47, Entry for James Gibbons.
  15. [S370] 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., King, York North, Ontario; Roll: C-9965; Page: 23-4; Family No: 82.
  16. [S444] Will - Patrick Gibbons York County, Ontario: Microfilm #GS ONT 1-976.
  17. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
    Original data: Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Deaths, 1869-1938. MS 935, Reel 17, Year 1877. (Entry for Death of Patrick Gibbons, 26 December 1876).
  18. [S456] Ontario Genealogical Society, St. John Chrysotom Cemetery, page 35.
  19. [S348] Roman Catholic Mission Church of Newmarket, York County, Upper Canada. Microfilmed by LDS Church., unknown address, unknown cd.
  20. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, King township, (possibly page 167).

Patrick Gibbons1

(circa 1815 - )
Last EditedNov 12, 2001
Birthcirca 1815  

Citations

  1. [S392] St. John Chrysotom Parish Records, 1849-1910, Newmarket, King township, Ontario, Canada. LDS Microfilm # 1305825.