Robert A. Gardner (about 1847—)

Robert A. Gardner1,2 was the son of Joseph Gardner and Barbara Wifeofjosephgardner. He was born about 1847 at Southwold, Elgin, ON, CA. 1,3 He worked as a Carpenter from 1873 to 1881 at St Thomas, ON, CA. 1,4

He married Elspet Forsyth. He married Elspet Forsyth on 19 March 1872 at London, ON, CA. 1The witnesses were David Cowan of St. Thomas, and Margaret Forsyth of Strathroy. In the clerk's record of the marriage the names of the parents appear to be corrupted. The surname of the parents of the groom is given as Atkins instead of Gardner. More interestingly, from the point of view of the Forsyth family, while the given names of Elspet's parents are given correctly, the surname is given as Hutcheson. Hutcheson, originally Hutcheon, is the surname of another family from the same village, Roseisle, in Scotland near which Elspet was born.

Elspet Forsyth was the daughter of William Forsyth and Elspeth Laing. She was born about 1846 at Morayshire, Scotland. 5 She lived in 1873 at Strathroy, Middlesex, ON, CA. 1

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Notes: Elspet was not with the family in the 1861 census.

Children of Robert A. Gardner and Elspet Forsyth:

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Joseph Gardner

born about May 1798 at England died 19 July 1882

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Barbara Wifeofjosephgardner

born about 1799 at Scotland died 8 November 1889

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Elspet Forsyth

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William Forsyth

born about 10 June 1815 at Duffus, Morayshire, Scotland died 13 May 1888 at Caradoc, Middlesex, ON, CA

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Elspeth Laing

born 23 May 1822 died 7 February 1911 at Ontario, Canada

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Elsie Minnie Gardner

born 17 August 1873 at St Thomas, ON, CA died

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Matilda Gardner

born 7 March 1876 at St Thomas, ON, CA died

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Margaret Jane Gardner

born 1 November 1878 at St Thomas, ON, CA died about October 1879 at St Thomas, ON, CA

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William Robert Gardner

born 15 September 1880 at St Thomas, ON, CA died

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Source: Marriage Register, CA, Ontario

Type: Vital

Source: Birth Register, CA, Ontario

Type: Vital

Source: 1861 Census of Canada

Author: Dominion Bureau of Statistics

Type: Census/Tax

Note: Because the Dominion Bureau of Statistics chose to destroy the century old paper originals of this census and retain only low-quality microfilm, much of this census is illegible.

Source: 1881 Census of Canada

Author: Dominion Bureau of Statistics

Note: indexed at http://www.familysearch.org/

Source: 1871 Census of Canada

Author: Dominion Bureau of Statistics

Type: Census/Tax

Southwold, Elgin, ON, CA

Township on Lake Erie in central Elgin county west of Port Stanley.

 
St Thomas, ON, CA

This entry is used to refer to the town of St Thomas.  St Thomas became a city on 4 Mar 1881.

 
London, ON, CA

Largest city in south-west Ontario, located at the fork of the River Thames.  It, and the river, were named by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe while on a canoe exploration of the Thames Valley because he thought it would be an ideal spot for the capital of Upper Canada.

Map of downtown London from McAlpine's London City Directory 1875

 
Morayshire, Scotland
 
Strathroy, Middlesex, ON, CA

Town on boundary between Adelaide and Caradoc.

 
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