Colwill, John 1a 2

Birth Name Colwill, John 3a 4a 5a
Gender male
Age at Death 89 years, 11 months, 22 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1844 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island   3b 4b 5b
Death December 23, 1933 Northam, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island    
Residence 1891 Prince, Prince Edward Island   5c
Residence 1911 Prince, Prince Edward Island   4c
Residence 1901 Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada   3c
Residence 1901 Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada   3d

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Colwill, Thomasabout 1821
Mother Yeo, Prudenceabout 1821
         Colwill, John 1844 December 23, 1933
    Sister     Colwill, Elizabeth
    Brother     Colwill, George

Families

    Family of Colwill, John and Dyment, Sarah
Married Wife Dyment, Sarah ( * October 6, 1832 + January 31, 1878 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 30, 1868 Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Marriage Registers 1867-71 page 63  
    Family of Colwill, John and Cann, Mary Elizabeth
Married Wife Cann, Mary Elizabeth ( * about 1862 + 1933 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 23, 1878 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Colwill, Charles LouisDecember 1879April 30, 1951
Colwill, Blanche TressaFebruary 6, 1882April 14, 1966
Colwill, Lena1887May 4, 1918

Narrative

This was taken from The Island Register Yeo - http://www.islandregister.com/yeo2.html): some parts are not accurate.

There are marriage records for John Colwill to (1) Sarah Dyment McDougall, and (2) to Mary Elizabeth Cann. The children listed belong to John and his second wife Mary E. Cann; Sarah and John had no recorded children, and he was not married to a Mary Dyment.

John Colwill, born 17-Jul-1845 in PE. He married (1) Mary E. Dyment, born 10-May-1861 in PE, died after 1887. He married (2) Elizabeth Cann, born __-___-1861, died __-___-1933 in Tyne Valley, Prince, PE, buried in United Cemetery, Tyne Valley, PE. John died __-___-1933 in Tyne Valley, Prince, PE.

Children by Mary E. Dyment:

i. Charles Louis Colwill, born 4-Dec-1878 in PE. He married Elizabeth A. MacArthur, married 1901 - 1911, born 26-May-1882 in PE, died 29-Sep-1964, buried in United Cemetery, Tyne Valley, PE. Charles died 30-Apr-1951, buried in United Cemetery, Tyne Valley, PE.

ii. James Woodland Colwill, also known as Woodland, born 11-Aug-1880 in PE. He married Agnes MacLean, married 1901 - 1911, born __-Feb-1880 in PE, died __-___-1935, buried in United Cemetery, Tyne Valley, PE. James died __-___-1962, buried in United Cemetery, Tyne Valley, PE.

iii. Teresa Blanche Colwill, also known as Blanche, born 6-Feb-1881 in PE. She married Edward Leslie Miller, married 20-Sep-1905 in PE, born 2-Jul-1881 in PE (son of Alexander Miller and Sarah J. McMurdo), died 16-Jan-1975. Teresa died 14-Apr-1966.

iv. Lauretta Colwill, born 3-Sep-1883 in PE, died __.

v. Lena Colwill, born 27-Feb-1887 in PE. She married Lewis Paynter, married after 1911. Lena died 4-May-1918.

John Colwill was living under a "free lease agreement", according to the book There to Here, by Roy Newcombe.

From the book, There to Here (a history of Northam by R. Newcombe):

John Colwill (1845), son of Thomas and Prudence (Yeo) Colwill, married Sarah Dyment, daughter of Humphrey and Mary Ann (Ashton) Dyment of Port Hill, then after her death, married Mary Elizabeth Cann (1862), daughter of Elias and Mary (Wickett) Cann of Northam in 1878 and built the house in 1886. In 1917 the original kitchen section was removed, this was hauled to the farm of James MacAusland, and a larger section was added. John and Elizabeth operated the farm while raising a family of five children:
-Charles (1879) married Elizabeth "Libby" MacArthur (refer to Randy and Priscilla
Dyment)
-James Woodland (1881) married Mary Agnes MacLean (see next page)
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-Blanche (1882) married Edward Millar of Lot 16. They had twin girls: Maisy and
Gladys.
-Lauretta (1884) married James MacKay of Stanley Bridge and had two daughters: Ruth
and Pauline.
-Lena (1887) married Lewis Paynter of Stanley Bridge.

Claude Colwill married Hazel Stewart, who came to teach school in Northam, in 1941. Hazel was the daughter of Herbert and Mary (MacNeill) Stewart of Brackley Point. They had a family of
four children.

 

 

Pedigree

  1. Colwill, Thomas
    1. Yeo, Prudence
      1. Colwill, John
        1. Dyment, Sarah
        2. Cann, Mary Elizabeth
          1. Colwill, Charles Louis
          2. Colwill, Blanche Tressa
          3. Colwill, Lena
      2. Colwill, Elizabeth
      3. Colwill, George

Ancestors

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. Newcombe, Roy: There to Here, A History of Northam Prince Edward Island
  3. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1844 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1844 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1844 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1844 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  4. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: July 1845 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: July 1845 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: July 1845 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  5. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1845 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1845 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1845 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada