Research Notes: Fitzgerald Descendants Notes

Descendants of William Fitzgerald 11th Knight of Kerry

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1. William1 FITZGERALD 11th Knight of Kerry;[1],[1] married Margaret Tobin before 1582;[2],[3] married Mary O'Connor, daughter of Calvagh O'Connor of Derrymullen, King's County, before 1603;[2] died 6 Nov 1640.[4]

Margaret TOBIN died before 1582.[4]

There were no children of William1 Fitzgerald 11th Knight of Kerry and Margaret Tobin.

    Children of William1 Fitzgerald 11th Knight of Kerry and Mary O'Connor were as follows:

    • 2. i. Patrick2 Fitzgerald

    • ii. John Fitzgerald 12th Knight of Kerry;[1],[1] married Katherine Lansdowne.[2]

      The. "It would seem that the property of the Knight[s] of Kerry remained considerable until at least the second half of the 17th century. Thus we know that John FitzGerald, 12th Knight of Kerry, successfully petitioned the House of Commons in 1665 for the return of property which he had held near Dingle and in the baronies of Clanmaurice, Iraghticonnor, Trughanacmy and Magunihy and which had been vested in the crown under the Act of Settlement. The family seems to have lost much of its Kerry property between this time and the middle of the 18th century."[5]

    • iii. William Fitzgerald.[1],[6]

    • iv. Maurice Fitzgerald.[1],[1]

    • v. Ellen Fitzgerald.[1],[1]



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    2. Patrick2 FITZGERALD (child of William1);[1],[7],[1] In 1645, Patrick was admitted as a Knight of Santiago in Spain.[8]

    Children of Patrick2 Fitzgerald and an unknown spouse were:



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    3. John3 FITZGERALD (child of Patrick2, William1);[9],[10] born 1670;[11] died 1745.[11]

    "a son of Patrick FitzGerald, held a commission in the Irish Catholic army of King James II, on whose defeat by William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne on July 12, 1690, he fled with a brother officer named Maguire and a man-servant of his own name from persecution in Dublin to the Maguire's County Fermanagh, making the journey in a single night. Because of the severe anti-Catholic Penal Laws, he became a Protestant and lived the latter part of his life at Drumcose, a property in Co. Fermanagh, close to Castle Hume."[12]

    Children of John3 Fitzgerald and an unknown spouse were:



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    4. James4 FITZGERALD (child of John3, Patrick2, William1);[9],[13] born 1715;[11] married (--?--) Jolly;[14] died 1789.[11]

    "was probably the builder of Clonavilla House, Clones, County Monaghan, a gentrified, three-storey stone home which was occupied by FitzGeralds for nearly 250 years until the 1970s, when it fell into general decay. Marrying Miss Jolly who owned property in County Cavan, James FitzGerald was a friend of Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and author of Gulliver's Travels, who visited James at his wife's property in County Cavan."[12]

    Children of James4 Fitzgerald and (--?--) Jolly were as follows:

    • 5. i. John5 Fitzgerald, born circa 1734 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

    • ii. James Fitzgerald;[15] born circa 1741;[16] died 1819.[16]

    • 6. iii. Robert Fitzgerald, born 1743; married (--?--) Jackson.

    • iv. Elinor Fitzgerald.[17],[17]

    • v. William Fitzgerald;[17],[17] married (--?--) Coulson; where the bride was daughter of Captain Coulson.[18]



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    5. John5 FITZGERALD (child of James4, John3, Patrick2, William1);[9],[9] born circa 1734 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland;[19] died 2 Dec 1818 at Clones Parish, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.[20]

    Children of John5 Fitzgerald and an unknown spouse were:



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    6. Robert5 FITZGERALD (child of James4, John3, Patrick2, William1);[9],[21],[9] born 1743;[22] married (--?--) Jackson.[14]

    Children of Robert5 Fitzgerald and (--?--) Jackson were as follows:

    • 8. i. James6 Fitzgerald, born circa 1771; married Dorothy (--?--); married Elizabeth Young.

    • ii. John Fitzgerald;[23],[9] born 1779;[24] married Elizabeth Peters;[14] died 1841.[24]

      "John and Elizabeth emigrated with their children from Clones on April 24, 1824, leaving Dublin on an unknown ship and arriving in Quebec City, Lower Canada, on May 25th. ...They arrived overland in the village of Cavan, Upper Canada, near the town of Millbrook, 13 miles north of Port Hope, on August 18."[these are the ancestors of James W. Fitzgerald, writer in Toronto].[25]

    • iii. Edward Fitzgerald.[9],[9]



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    7. James6 FITZGERALD of Clones (child of John5, James4, John3, Patrick2, William1); not Anne Fitzgerald's father;[26] born circa 1763;[27] married Margaret (--?--);[28] died 23 Jan 1858 at Clones Parish, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland;[29] buried 26 Jan 1858.[30]

    Margaret (--?--) was born circa 1777.[27] She died on 6 Jun 1835 at Clones Parish, Ireland.[29]

    Children of James6 Fitzgerald of Clones and Margaret (--?--) were as follows:

    • i. John7 Fitzgerald;[31],[26],[31],[26] baptized 3 Jan 1793 at Clones Parish, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland;[32],[29] died 30 Aug 1838 at Clones Parish, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland, at age 45.[32],[29]

    • ii. Francis Fitzgerald;[33],[33] born between 1800 and 1820;[34] married Elizabeth (--?--).[35],[36]

    • iii. Margaret Fitzgerald;[37],[37] baptized 31 Mar 1805.[32]



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    8. James6 FITZGERALD (child of Robert5, James4, John3, Patrick2, William1);[38],[9] born circa 1771;[39] married Dorothy (--?--) circa 1800;[40] married Elizabeth Young after 1802;[41] died 7 Apr 1833 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland;[42] buried at St. Tighernach's, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[43]

    Clonavilla was assessed as tithe-free c. 1833, though it is unclear if Clonavilla was in James' possession, or his heir's. The tithes may have been assessed by Michael Elliott, who married James' daughter Anne in Apr 1833. Clonavilla was in the estate of Sir T. B. Lennard.[44]

    Dorothy (--?--) was born circa 1772.[45] She was buried at St. Tighernach's, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, at James Fitzgerald's plot.[46]

    Children of James6 Fitzgerald and Dorothy (--?--) were:

    • i. John7 Fitzgerald;[47],[47] born circa 1801;[48] died 17 Sep 1818 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland;[49] buried at St. Tighernach's, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, at his father's plot.[50]

    Elizabeth YOUNG died on 9 Mar 1817 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[49] She was buried at St. Tighernach's, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, at James Fitzgerald's plot.[51]

    Children of James6 Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Young were as follows:

    • i. Richard Young7 Fitzgerald; baptized 14 Oct 1804 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[52]

    • 9. ii. Anne Fitzgerald, baptized 8 Apr 1806 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland; married Michael Elliott.

    • iii. William Fitzgerald; baptized 4 May 1807 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland;[32] died 11 Feb 1860 at age 52;[49] buried at St. Tighernach's, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, at his father James Fitzgerald's plot.[51]

    • iv. Henry Fitzgerald; baptized 5 Jun 1808 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[32]

    • v. Robert Fitzgerald;[53],[53] christened 12 Jul 1809 at St. Tighernach's, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[54]

    • vi. Matilda Jane Fitzgerald; baptized 4 Oct 1810 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland;[32] married Young Sloan 26 Aug 1842 at Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[55]

    • vii. James Fitzgerald Jr; baptized 2 May 1812 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[32]



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    9. Anne7 FITZGERALD (child of James6, Robert5, James4, John3, Patrick2, William1);[56],[57] baptized 8 Apr 1806 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland;[58],[59] married Michael Elliott, son of Widow (--?--) Elliott, 13 Aug 1833 at Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland; possibly at St. Tighernach's church;[60] died 11 Feb 1892 at Leefa, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland, at age 85.[61],[62]

    She lived before 1833 at Clonavilla, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[63] Anne mentioned as an executrix to properties in the baronies of Clonkelly, Co. Fermanagh, and Dartrey, Co. Monaghan (i.e. the Annaghilly and Drumard of Michael Elliott).[64] She lived in 1878 at Drumard House, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland; around the time of her son Edward James' death.[65] Anne's death in 11 Feb 1892 was proved by John Elliott.[66],[67]

    Michael ELLIOTT[68] was born in 1782.[69],[70] He died on 17 Jan 1872 at Drumard House, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[71],[72] He was buried on 20 Jan 1872 at St. Tighernach's, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, Michael's name does not appear on the plaque.[73],[74],[75] He was also known as W. Michael Elliott.[76] From Oct 1832, Michael was a Tithe commissioner in the Parish of Clones. He shared this duty with George Shegog, and they certified their results on 23 Nov 1833.[77] Michael was assessed tithes for 'Anahilly', Co. Fermanagh (Manor of Shanack) 58 and 44 acres, and Drumard in Co. Monaghan in 1833, 46 acres. He is recorded as W. Michl Elliott, and he was the tithe assessor.[78] He lived in 1833 at Clones Parish, Ireland; at his marriage to Anne Fitzgerald, although it is unclear whether he lived at Annaghilly North townland (Co. Fermanagh, Barony of Clankelly) or Annaghkilly townland (Co. Monaghan, Barony of Dartree). Michael may have possessed both properties in his lifetime. G. Elliott was also assessed tithes for 9 acres in Annaghilly/Annaghkilly.[79],[80],[81],[82] He and George Elliott were associated in 1850; as a stone in St. Tighernach's church yard was inscribed "Erected by W.M. Elliott of Clones for his posterity, Jany 1850". Later, a plaque was added reading "The family burial place of George Elliott, Clonfard, 1878."[83] In Griffith's Valuation of Monaghan 1861, Michael was a rate-payer for the following properties in Clones Parish, Co. Fermanagh: Agharoosky (William Elliott was here in 1823 church census, 1833 valuation), Loughgare (John Elliott also here in this valuation), Derrynacloy (James Elliott also here in this valuation), Tibberedoge Glebe, Drumbealimy, Tattynagolan, Annaghilly North (Michael possibly here since 1833) , and in Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Drumard (Michael here since 1833).[84],[85] He and William Elliott were associated in 1861; as both had ties to Agharoosky townland (William in 1833, Michael in 1861).[86],[87] He lived in Jan 1861 at Drumard House, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland; 46 acres (out of a total of 82) leased from William Cochran. The name Drumard relates to the Gaelic for 'high ridge.'[84],[88],[89],[90] On Drumard townland, in the field across the road from the main house, lies the ruins of Saint Eachaidh's Church.[91] A map of the Drumard townland was drawn up by P. McDonald, 2 Jun 1871. The map includes a path leading south from the house to "C. H. Elliott retreat."[92]

    Children of Anne7 Fitzgerald and Michael Elliott were as follows:

    • 10. i. Martha8 Elliott, born after 1834; married John Elliott.

    • ii. Elizabeth Young Elliott; born after 1834; thought to be the eldest of Michael's daughters;[93] married Reverend John Charleton after 1850.[94]

      She was also known as Bessie. Elizabeth (with John) mentioned as an executrix to properties in the baronies of Clonkelly, Co. Fermanagh, and Dartrey, Co. Monaghan (i.e. the Annaghilly and Drumard of Michael Elliott).[95] It was said that in 1883, Drumard House was "sold by a Reverend and two Elliott sisters". Could this refer to Elizabeth, her husband, and another of her sisters?[96]

    • iii. Isobella Elliott; born after 1834.

      Isobella (unmarried) mentioned as an executrix to properties in the baronies of Clonkelly, Co. Fermanagh, and Dartrey, Co. Monaghan (i.e. the Annaghilly and Drumard of Michael Elliott).[95] Was recorded to be a spinster, and Aunt Nancy agreed she never married.[95],[97]

    • iv. Charlotte Elliott;[98],[98] born after 1834.[95]

      Charlotte was unknown to Aunt Nancy.[99] Charlotte mentioned as an executrix to properties in the baronies of Clonkelly, Co. Fermanagh, and Dartrey, Co. Monaghan (i.e. the Annaghilly and Drumard of Michael Elliott).[95]

    • 11. v. Mary Eleanor Elliott, born circa 1844 at Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland; married Francis Morton.

    • vi. Edward James Elliott; born 1848; died 2 Nov 1877 at Drumard, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[100]

      He lived in 1876 at Drumard, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland; as the landowner.[101] He left a will in 1878 at Drumard House, Clones Parish, Co. Monaghan, Ireland; On 13th Feb. letters of Administration, late of Dromard House, Monaghan. Died 2 Nov 1877. Granted to Anne Elliott of Dromard House (Clones) the mother of the deceased.[102] Aunt Nancy had thought Edward became a lawyer (as she thought his father Michael Elliott had), and that he died of diphtheria. Edward was the namesake for his nephew Edward James Morton.[97]

    • 12. vii. Anne Elliott, born 1850; married George Alexander Knight.



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    10. Martha8 ELLIOTT (child of Anne7Fitzgerald, James6, Robert5, James4, John3, Patrick2, William1);[103] born after 1834; married John Elliott, son of John Elliott, 29 Apr 1862 at Clones Parish, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland;[104],[105],[106] died between 1872 and 1880.[107],[108]

    Martha's two sons, John and Michael emigrated to Canada with Mary Eleanor's Morton family in 1880.[109]

    Children of Martha8 Elliott and John Elliott were as follows:

    • 13. i. John9 Elliott, born 4 Jan 1864 at Ireland; married Eva Speight.

    • ii. Martha Victoria Jane Elliott;[110],[110] born 29 Sep 1868 at Roslea, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.[111]

    • 14. iii. Michael Elliott, born 27 Aug 1870 at Roslea, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland; married Angeline (--?--).



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    11. Mary Eleanor8 ELLIOTT (child of Anne7Fitzgerald, James6, Robert5, James4, John3, Patrick2, William1);[112],[113] born circa 1844 at Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland;[114],[115] married Francis Morton, son of Francis Morton (Sr.) and Elizabeth Ann Barrett, 11 May 1864 at Clonmore, Co. Carlow, Ireland;[116] died 24 Oct 1895 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[117] buried 26 Oct 1895 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, According to Aunt Nancy, it was Mary's wish not to be placed in the Morton vault, but buried in a plot of land.[118]

    She lived in May 1864 at Minvaud, Clonmore, Co. Carlow, Ireland.[119] She and Francis Morton lived between 1865 and 1866 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; where their first two children were born: Michael and William. There were, however, two farms named Fairwood, and it is unknown which one was their home: Fairwood lower, near the river and town, in the townland of Boleybawn; or Fairwood upper, in the townland of Gorteen, back up the road towards Woodmount.[120],[121] Mary Eleanor and Francis appear in a volume called the Index to Printed Rentals, listed with Mary's mother and siblings, in relation to properties in the Baronies of Clonkelly (Co. Fermanagh), and Dartrey (Co. Monaghan). These most likely refer to her father Michael's holdings in Annaghilly North in Clonkelly, and Drumard in Dartrey. Both these places are part of Clones Parish.[122] She and Francis Morton emigrated in 1880 to Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; bringing their 5 surviving children. They settled on the property of his brother George, just north of the village, at Woodmount farm. The Morton family lived in the house that had once belonged Captain Laughton (George's father-in-law), remarkable for the viewing room on the top floor, from which Francis could look north and watch the boats come down the Holland River from Barrie. That house burned down, except for the back part, where the family lived until a second, though smaller house could be built. Aunt Nancy lamented that her mother never had nice things again, and this may attest to the lack of family heirlooms surviving from Ireland.[123] She and Francis Morton appeared on the census of 1881 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Francis (48) was a farmer, and Mary (35), Michael (15), William (13), Eliza (9), Martha (7), Ann (4) and George (3mos) were present, also Mary's nephews John (16) and Michael (9) Elliott, and labourer Edward Dunegan (27).[124] In Jun 1881, Mary Eleanor Elliott and Francis Morton lived at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where Francis was also known as Frank, and was a yeoman.[125] She and Francis Morton appeared on the census of 1891 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Francis (59) was farming, and Mary (47), William (24), Eliza (19), Martha (17), Ann (14), George (10) and Edward (5) were present.[126] Around 1894, after William married Minnie Wood, Francis, Mary and the remaining children moved into the village.[127] On 14 Dec 1895, Francis purchased the burial plot at Christ Church, Holland Landing used for his wife Mary. Son William was a church warden at the time, and signed the conveyance. Lot 40 was 20 x 12 feet, and cost $20; the witness was Annie Morton, and it became known as the Morton plot.[128]

    Francis MORTON[129],[130] was born circa 18 Jan 1830 at Ireland.[131],[132] He died after 12 hours of haemorrhaging, with care given by Dr. Stevenson on 5 Jul 1911 at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[133],[134] He was buried on 7 Jul 1911 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[118] He lived before 11 May 1864 at Tomnafinnoge, Shillelagh District, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[135] He appeared on the census of 1901 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Eliza (29), Anna (24) and Edward (15) were present. Francis (72) was living by his own means, in a 4-room wooden home east of Yonge, north of Queen on lot 107 (corner Mt. Albert Rd. & Newmarket St. today).[136] He and Mary Minnie Wood appeared on the census of 1911 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Minnie (42) and Mary (12), lived with father-in-law Francis (80) living on 'income', brother-in-law George (30) a grocery salesman, and sister-in-law Elizabeth (38).[137]

    Children of Mary Eleanor8 Elliott and Francis Morton were as follows:

    • i. Michael Elliott9 Morton; born 12 Jun 1865 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[138] baptized 30 Jul 1865 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[139] died May 1881 at age 15;[140] buried 30 May 1881 at Dr. Morton's vault, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[141]

    • 15. ii. William Edward Dean Barret Morton, born 19 Dec 1866 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married Mary Minnie Wood.

    • iii. Geraldine Morton; born circa 1868 at Ireland;[142] died of tetanus or 'lock jaw' from injuring her hand in a machine circa 1875 at Ireland.[143]

      In her history of the Morton family, Aunt Nancy originally said her name was Genevieve. This was later corrected to Geraldine by Poppa (William E.H. Morton) in reference to the Morton stone in Holland Landing.[144],[145]

    • iv. Elizabeth Ann Dean Morton; born 22 Feb 1872 at Coolatin, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[146],[147],[148] died after a few days illness with pneumonia 20 Oct 1937 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 65;[149] buried 22 Oct 1937 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[150]

      She was also known as Aunt Eliza. Eliza received $1000 from her uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[151] In 1905, Elizabeth Ann Dean Morton and Mary Minnie Wood lived at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, after the death of Minnie's husband William, Eliza's brother.[152] In 1911, Eliza lived with Francis, George and Minnie in Bradford.[153] "During her 34 years in Bradford, Miss Morton endeared herself to the community by her kindly and gentle disposition, her unselfish giving... especially her work at Trinity Anglican Church..." including Sunday School, Junior and Senior Auxilliary.[154] Eliza's obituary mentioned she had suffered as an invalid for some years before her death.[154]

    • v. Martha Young Elliott Morton; born 28 Feb 1874 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[155],[156],[157] married Duncan J. MacEachern 1925;[158],[159] died 26 Dec 1934 at age 60;[160],[159] buried 29 Dec 1934 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[161]

      Martha received $1000 from her uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[151] She was graduated in 1900 at University of Toronto, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; in nursing.[162] She appeared on the census of 1901 at Collingwood, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Martha (27) a nurse, leading 3 other nurses and 3 cooks.[163] She lived between 1901 and 1916 at Collingwood, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where she was the superintendant of nurses at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (at least from 1908-1915).[164],[165],[166],[167] She appeared on the census of 1911 at Moberty St., Collingwood, Ontario, Canada; where Martha (37) was superintendant of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, leading 9 nurses, and 3 other staff.[168] She began military service on 3 Feb 1916 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, joining the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force as a nursing sister with the Ontario Military Hospital, Canadian Army Medical Corps (C.A.M.C.).[169],[170] She left Canada for England on 2 Apr 1916.[171] She was taken on strength, posted between 11 Apr 1916 and 8 Sep 1917 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[172] She was granted leave between 2 Oct 1916 and 16 Oct 1916.[172] She was ill with bronchitis between 9 Sep 1917 and 5 Oct 1917 at 11th Canadian General Hospital, Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Co. Kent, England.[172] She was posted between 5 Oct 1917 and 2 Feb 1918 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[172] She was posted between 2 Feb 1918 and 16 Feb 1918 at H.M.H.S. Araguaya.[172] She went on leave between 16 Feb 1918 and 30 Apr 1918 at Canada.[172] She was posted between 30 Apr 1918 and 25 Sep 1918 at C.M.A.C. Casualty Company, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[172],[173] She was awarded the Royal Red Cross medal 2nd class on 12 Jun 1918.[172],[174] She was was posted between 26 Sep 1918 and 26 Sep 1919 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[172],[175] Martha attended an investiture at Buckingham Palace to receive the Royal Red Cross medal and met Queen Alexandra, Queen Mother to George V, at Marlborough House, on 17 Oct 1918.[176] She was struck off strength, and returned to Canada on 26 Sep 1919.[172] She ended military service on 6 Oct 1919 at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; on general demobilization from the C.A.M.C.[177] She was the superintendant between 1919 and 1925 at Strathroy General Hospital, Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada.[178]

    • 16. vi. Anna Isobel Fitzgerald Morton, born 26 Oct 1876 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married John William Mather.

    • vii. George Dean Laughton Morton; born 7 Jan 1881 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[179] baptized 16 Jun 1881 at Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; sponsored by Dr. George and Mrs. Morton;[180] married Marjorie Noblete Hawkins 1938;[181] died 17 Mar 1968 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 87.[182]

      George received $1000 in cash and $1000 in stock from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[151] As a teenager, George worked in Elliot's Store in Bradford. He boarded at the local Hotel.[183] He was confirmed on 17 Jul 1904 at Trinity Church, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[184] In 1905, George Dean Laughton Morton lived at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, living with his family which moved to Bradford on the death of his brother William.[185] In 1911, George lived with Minnie, Elizabeth and father Francis in Bradford, and was a grocery salesman.[153] He began military service on 10 Apr 1916 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, with the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, 177th Overseas Battalion of the Barrie Foresters. At the time he declared he was a clerk, 34 years old, 5 ft 5½ in. tall, dark complexion, brown eyes and hair.[186] He was ill with a meibomian cyst between 15 Mar 1917 and 3 Apr 1917 at Base Hospital.[187],[188] He travelled from Halifax, Canada to Liverpool, England aboard S.S. Metagama between 1 May 1917 and 14 May 1917.[189],[190] He was an acting lance corporal, taken on strength between 14 May 1917 and 21 Feb 1918 at 3rd Reserve Battalion, West Sandling Camp, Co. Kent, England.[191] Holiday for all ranks. ...programme consisting of athletic and military contests was carried out on 24 May 1917 at 3rd Reserve Battalion, West Sandling Camp, Co. Kent, England.[192] A number of enemy aircraft passed over camp about 6:10 p.m. and dropped bombs at Folkestone. 1 N.C.O. of 3rd Can. Res. Battn. was killed, and 1 N.C.O. wounded on 25 May 1917.[192] He Battalion proceeded to bivouac, Tilmanstone, Kent. Manoeuvres: Tactical exercise in fighting a delaying action, counter attack. Air raid actions occuring nightlight 7.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m between 26 Sep 1917 and 28 Sep 1917.[192] He reverted to rank of private at his own request on 20 Feb 1918.[189] He was taken on strength with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles between 22 Feb 1918 and 30 Aug 1918 at France.[189] He arrived on 22 Feb 1918 at Canadian Base Depot, Étaples, Pas-de-Calais, France.[189] He arrived on 25 Feb 1918 at Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp, Calonne-Ricouart, Pas-de-Calais, France.[189] He arrived to join 4th CMR on 28 Mar 1918 at Cubitt Camp, Neuville St. Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France.[189],[193] He returned from his first few days in the trenchs, on a line from Junction Redoubt to Chanticleer Post, and spent Easter Sunday on 31 Mar 1918 at Cubitt Camp, Neuville St. Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France.[194] He witnessed a mass evacuation of 7000 locals heading west on 13 Apr 1918 at Les Brebis, Pas-de-Calais, France.[195] The unit fought between 17 Apr 1918 and 29 Apr 1918 at Hill 70, Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France.[196] The unit relaxed in Magincourt, marched through various villages, trained, worked on the defences of La Bassée canal, and playing baseball in May 1918 at Pas-de-Calais, France.[197] He The 4th practiced manoeuvers in Jun 1918 at Enquin-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais, France.[198] They re-entered the trenches on 30 Jun 1918 at Mercatel, Pas-de-Calais, France.[199] The 4th launched a raid on 13 Jul 1918.[200] The 4th practiced musketry, and provided work parties digging trenches between 23 Jul 1918 and 27 Jul 1918 at Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France.[200] The unit was relocated several times as a deception prior to the next major offensive between 29 Jul 1918 and 7 Aug 1918.[201] He arrived on 7 Aug 1918 at Boves, Somme, France.[202] They took part in the Battle of Amiens, capturing and halting at Follies between 8 Aug 1918 and 9 Aug 1918 at Amiens, Somme, France.[203] The unit marched, mostly at night, from Lucheux, near Humbercourt, Warluzel, and arrived at Lignereuil between 20 Aug 1918 and 22 Aug 1918.[204] George collapsed from the heat while with unit, transported by 1st Div. / 3rd (East Lancashire) Field Ambulance on 22 Aug 1918 at Lignereuil, Pas-de-Calais, France.[205] He was ill with subject to the "effects of heat", and that he "went down all at once yesterday" on 23 Aug 1918 at 29th Casualty Clearing Station, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.[189],[206] He was ill with sunstroke between 24 Aug 1918 and 28 Aug 1918 at 16th General Hospital (US), Le Tréport, Somme, France.[189],[207] He was "invalided sick" and posted between 28 Aug 1918 and 4 Feb 1919 at 1st Central Ontario Regimental Depot, Witley, Co. Surrey, England.[189] He was ill with sunstroke between 31 Aug 1918 and 23 Sep 1918 at Clopton War Hospital, Stratford-upon-Avon, Co. Warwickshire, England.[208],[209] He was ill with sunstroke, but later, diagnosis changed to Myalgia, and finally Trench Fever between 24 Sep 1918 and 6 Jan 1919 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, ward 13, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[210],[209] He was examined by medical board, judged to have dibility following Trench Fever, place of origin was Arras, "result category B" -- fit for service abroad, but not general service. Symptoms described as flu-like, with pain in back, legs, dizziness, aches, tremors in hands, and attacks of fever on 23 Dec 1918 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[209],[211] He was discharged from medical care on 7 Jan 1919.[212] He was attached on 5 Feb 1919 at C.C.C. MD2, Kinmel Park, Rhyl, Co. Flintshire, Wales, England.[189] He returned to Canada on S.S. Lapland between 20 Feb 1919 and 1 Mar 1919.[213],[214] He was taken on strength between 21 Feb 1919 and 26 Mar 1919 at #2 District Depot, Casualty Company, Exhibition Camp, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[189] He went on leave and "subs" between 5 Mar 1919 and 19 Mar 1919.[214] He was examined by medical board, judged to have debility, "result category C" -- fit for home service, Canada only on 21 Mar 1919 at L Camp, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[209] He ended military service on 26 Mar 1919 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada; as medically unfit for service.[215] He was the postmaster between 16 Mar 1933 and 9 Jun 1950 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[216] In 1952, George's wife Marjorie passed away at age 56.[217]

    • viii. Mary Francis Morton; born 7 Apr 1884 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[218] died Sep 1884 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[219] buried 24 Sep 1884 at Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, aged 5 months and 15 days.[118]

      Mary Francis' birth and death years are given as 1883 on the Morton stone in Holland Landing, and as this stone was likely carved long after, it is assumed the church recorded dates of 1884 are correct.[220]

    • 17. ix. Edward James Elliott Morton, born 4 Dec 1885 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; married Alice Theresa Holtorf.


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