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Main 

Main

Website   Main (from Main and newspaper clippings) John Main (1909–1999) married Florence McRorie (1916–). Florence and John lived on the Egremont Rd., Warwick Twp. They had two children, Margaret (Beth, 1951–) and Phillip (1952–).

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Mansfield 

Mansfield

Website   Mansfield (from Main) Norman Allen Mansfield (1916–1994) married Mary Garson (1918–) in 1937. He was the son of Alma Elizabeth McRorie (1885–1966) and Walter Allen Mansfield (1890–1968) of Warwick Twp. Norm and Mary had four children: Ronald Garson (1939–), Jean Yvonne (1941–), Catherine...

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Marrison 

Marrison

Website   Marrison (submitted by Russel and Jane Marrison) Frederick Marrison and his wife Margaret Brassington Marrison immigrated to Canada in 1914. Family lore states that they were on one of the last, if not the last, passenger ships to leave England before the outbreak of World War I. They initially...

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Martin 

Martin

Website   Martin (submitted by Dr. Greg Stott) Born in England to John and Margaret Martin, William Henry Martin (1854–1932) immigrated to Canada in 1873 and settled in Warwick Twp. by 1877 when he married Margaret Adeline McLean, the daughter of Donald and Margaret. The Martins settled on the north ½ of...

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Massender 

Massender

Website   Massender (submitted by Marjorie Willoughby) William Massender (1823–1888) was born in Yorkshire, England. His wife Jane Cameron (1820–1900) was born in Scotland. They married in Watford in 1865. William bought the west ¼ of Lot 24, Con. 1 NER (50 acres) in Warwick Twp. in 1854. The farm was a...

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Mathews 

Mathews

Website   Mathews (submitted by Doris Leland) Parmenas Mathews (1799–1879) was born in England. In 1824, he married Rebekah Smart (–1870). About nine years later, the Mathews and their two children, Robert and Richard, came to Canada. They settled on Lot 4, on the 4 th Line in Warwick Twp., and remained...

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Maxfield 

Maxfield

Website   Maxfield (from Forest and District Centennial 1888–1988 and Pioneers ) William Maxfield (1826–1899) was born in England to Thomas and Mary Maxfield. He married Rhoda Smith (1831–1925) in London, Canada West in 1859. Rhoda was born in England and came to Canada with her family in 1832 where...

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Maxwell 

Maxwell

Website   Maxwell (from newspaper clippings) David Alexander Maxwell (1861–1930) came to Watford when he was ten years old. He was born near St. Thomas. In 1890 he married Mary Jane Mitchell. They had no children.

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McAdam 

McAdam

Website   McAdam (submitted by Linda Koolen) Andrew McAdam (1857–1909) was the son of John McAdam (1819–1904) and Martha Denny (1828–1904). He was born in Westminster Twp., Middlesex County. He first met Nina Morgan (1863–1931) when he offered her a ride while she was walking from a neighbour’s house....

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McAlpine 

McAlpine

Website   McAlpine (submitted by Janis McCahill and Margaret Hodgson) Daniel McAlpine (c.1826–c.1873) was born in Scotland to John and Mary (McLaren) McAlpine. The family came to Canada in 1835 and settled in Norfolk County. Daniel married Susan Quinlan (1833–1920) who was born in Ireland.

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McChesney 

McChesney

Website   McChesney (submitted by Dr. Greg Stott) In 1835, Alexander McChesney (1808–1888) left Ireland for Upper Canada with his two brothers William and Joseph. They made their way to Warwick, where Alexander took up land at Lot 30, Con. 4 NER with his youngest brother, Joseph (1823–1896). They found a...

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McCormick 

McCormick

Website   McCormick (from various clippings) Joseph McCormick (1815–1895) located on Lot 24, Con. 2 NER when he first came to Warwick from Ireland in 1855 with his wife Sarah Ann Taylor (–1886), his eldest son Samuel and infant son William. They left three sons, Robert J., Richard, and George in the care...

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McGillicuddy 

McGillicuddy

Website   McGillicuddy (from Beers) Eusebius (1832–), James Henry, Jordan, and Sarah McGillicuddy were young children when their parents died. Their uncle John Roache brought the three boys to a farm in Halton County, Canada West in 1840 and hired a couple to look after the boys and the land. Their little...

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McGregor 

McGregor

Website   McGregor (submitted by Lewis Edmond McGregor) In 1840 Archibald McGregor arrived in Warwick Twp. from Ireland. He took up residence on the west ½ of Lot 20, Con. 1 NER. He arrived with two daughters and two sons. It is believed his wife had died in Ireland. The second son Archibald never...

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McKay 

McKay

Website   McKay (from Ivan McKay and Earl McKay interview) John Henry McKay (1859–1924) married Margaret Watson (1860–1943). They had six children: William Leslie (1881–1966) who married Elizabeth Harper Goldhawk; Emma Priscilla who married Charles A. Minielly; Alberta Mae who married Neil A. Fair;...

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McKay 

McKay

Website   (submitted by Cathy Unsworth) John Wesley McKay’s family emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland on the ship the Atlas, leaving Greenock on July 11, 1815 and arriving in Quebec City 62 days later. The family was given land in Lanark County, Upper Canada. Wesley’s great-grandfather, David Sr., lived in...

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McKenzie 

McKenzie

Website   McKenzie (submitted by Jerry Thomas, with additions) Robert McKenzie (1851–1936) was born in Dingwall, Scotland to William McKenzie and his wife Mary McIntosh. In 1857 William and his family came to Canada, settling in Warwick Twp. Their other children were Mary Ross (1853–1889) and Janet Munro...

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McKercher 

McKercher

Website   McKercher (from Main) Donald McKercher married Alma Louise Leach (1920–2005) on June 4, 1940. They had two daughters, Barbara (1942–) and Ann (1948–).

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McLaren 

McLaren

Website   McLaren (from interview with Alex McLaren) William Peter McLaren (1848–1908), local Watford druggist, married Hannah Burwell (1846–1927). Hannah was the daughter of William and Sarah Burwell. Their son, James Walker McLaren (1875–1927), married Adelaide Kelly. James Walker graduated from the...

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McLean 

McLean

Website   McLean (submitted by Patricia McLean) William McLean (1799–1841) of Cummertrees, Scotland married Rachel Bell (1799–1873), of Cummertrees as well. Rachel moved to Canada with her four surviving children. Her children included sons George (1839-1872) and William and daughters Mary (Mary's husband...

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McLeay 

McLeay

Website   McLeay (submitted by Donna Pullman) Donald McLeay (1869–1945) came from a family of eleven children. As a young man he settled on Lot 16, Con. 2 NER, Warwick Twp. His marriage to Ellen Jane Watson (1872–1939) produced two children, Mary Catherine (1908–) and Robert Bain (1910–). According to the...

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McLeay 

McLeay

Website   (submitted by Donna Pullman) John McLeay (1797–1853) married Margaret McKenzie (1804–1877) in 1832. They emigrated from Scotland to Warwick Twp. in 1834, settling on Lot 18, Con. 1. They had five sons: Philip, Murdo (1833–1923), Robert, John Jr., and William.

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McNaughton 

McNaughton

Website   McNaughton (from Settlers ) Robert McNaughton (1849–) was a month old when his parents bought their 100 acre farm on the fourth Line of Warwick for $500 in 1849.

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McPherson 

McPherson

Website   McPherson (submitted by John (Jack) McPherson) There have been members of the McPherson clan living in Warwick Twp. since 1844. In 1836, my ancestors Gillis and Ann (Puller) McPherson and their family immigrated to North America from Perthshire, Scotland, landing in New York, USA, where Gillis’...

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McRorie 

McRorie

Website   McRorie (submitted by Florence Main and Bill McRorie) Daniel (–1879) and Janet (–1877) McRorie bought the west ½ of Lot 6, Con. 1 SER from Janet’s nephew, Peter Stobie, in 1873. Daniel and Janet had originally settled in Lanark County. Daniel had been a stonemason and is reported to have worked...

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McTaggart 

McTaggart

Website   McTaggart (submitted by Ann McInnis Tonge) George Ernest McTaggart (1884–1966) was born in Huron County, Ont. He was the son of Peter McTaggart and Ann Case. In 1908 he married Violetta Bernice Thompson.

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Meadows 

Meadows

Website   Meadows (submitted by Joyce Runnalls) Andrew (1852–1932) and Sarah (1873–1959) Meadows lived in a log cabin in Arkona, Ont. and had nine children. This story follows the life of one of their sons, Howard (1906–1991).

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Millier 

Millier

Website   Millier (submitted by Jim Millier) Jim Millier (1932–) was born on the 4 th Line (Confederation Rd.), Watford in the home of his grandparents, Jim and Maud Bryce. Jim was the only child of Charles (–1974) and Lucy (Bryce, –1994) Millier. Lucy was born on the Bryce farm.

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Miner 

Miner

Website   Miner (from Warwick Tweedsmuir ) Ralph Miner married Maxine Mabel (Graham, 1932–) in 1950. Maxine was born on the home farm of her parents Harold (Harry) Graham and Ruby Delphne (Zavitz) Graham, half a mile west of the hamlet of Birnam. Their other children were Russell, Lottie, and Murray.

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Minielly 

Minielly

Website   Minielly (submitted by Alma Hart and Lew McGregor) William Minielly (1786–) was born in Donegal, Ireland. He sailed to Canada in 1815 on the ship Eliza. In 1831 William married Elizabeth Mackey and settled in Lanark County. They had five sons and two daughters born in Lanark. In 1846 they moved...

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Moore 

Moore

Website   Moore (submitted by Dr. Greg Stott) James and Nancy Moore arrived from County Monaghan, Ireland in the late 1840s and settled in Warwick Twp. on Lot 29, Con. 4 NER. Travelling with James and Nancy were their children Mary (1809–1888), Wildridge/Wooldridge (1813–1875), Anne (1816–1891), and...

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Morgan 

Morgan

Website   Morgan (submitted by Debbie Bork) James Morgan (1836–1914) was born in Ireland. His wife, Eliza Harrower (1845–1928), was born on Lot 19, Con. 5 SER in Warwick Twp. She was the daughter of Andrew and Sarah (Williamson) Harrower. James and Eliza were married in 1863. They lived for about five...

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Morningstar 

Morningstar

Website   Morningstar (from Arkona Tweedsmuir ) Elbert D. Morningstar (1858–1917) was born near Port Colborne, Ont. While he was still quite young, his father Samuel moved to a small farm south of Arkona. Samuel bought the Arkona Grist Mill where he was assisted by his sons Alvirus, Clinton and Elbert.

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Morris 

Morris

Website   Morris (submitted by Doris Morris) Thomas Morris (1825–1897), son of Stephen and Ann, was born in Wales. He came to Warwick Twp. about 1852. He located on Lot 13, Con. 5 SER and proceeded to make a homestead for himself and his family. Richard, Thomas’ brother, had already located on Lot 13,...

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Nash 

Nash

Website   Nash (from Beers) Alfred and his brother Hutchinson James Nash (1828–) came to Warwick Twp. from Ireland, after completing their education in Dublin, Ireland. Alfred farmed in Warwick for a number of years.

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Nash 

Nash

Website   (from Settlers ) Alfred Nash drove by the home of Levica Benjafield every day on his way to work at the greenhouses of Lady Cline’s estate while they lived in London, England. On an April morning in 1872, Levica and Alfred were married and ten days later they sailed for Canada, to join her...

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Newell 

Newell

Website   Newell (from newspaper items) Colour Sergeant Major L. Gunn Newell (1887–1915) of the 1 st Battalion C.E.F. (St. Clair Borderers), died of wounds received in action in Langemarck, Belgium during the second battle of Ypres. He belonged to H Company, 27 th Regiment.

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O'Neil 

O'Neil

Website   O'Neil (submitted by Frances O’Neil) Thomas O’Neil (1855–1904) grew up in London Twp. His grandfather Thomas came to Canada from Ireland. In his early twenties, Thomas came to Warwick Twp. where he acquired property on the east part of Lot 10, Con. 3 NER (now 7054 Brickyard Line). This land...

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Orr 

Orr

Website   Orr (submitted by Dr. Greg Stott) Natives of Scotland, weavers Robert (c.1801–1853) and Mary (Lowry) Orr (c.1810–1870) immigrated to Lanark County, Upper Canada in about 1842 with two young daughters Margaret (1831–1914) and Mary (1839–1911). Five sons had already died. In 1847, Robert secured...

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Orrange 

Orrange

Website   Orrange (from Watford Historical Society files) Margaret (Peg) Julia Orrange (1921–1993) was the third of six children. The Orrange family moved from Inwood to Alvinston and finally to Watford at the end of the 1920s. Peg lost her father, John, in 1944. She lived with and cared for her mother,...

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