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Birth Name Mann, William Jr.
Gender male
Age at Death 60 years, 6 months, 8 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1818 Prince Edward Island, Canada dates from his gravestone
 
Death July 9, 1878 Prince Edward Island, Canada CMNI cemetery record
 
Census 1861 Irishtown, Lot 20, Prince Edward Island 2 boys under 5, William Mann, 1 girl under 5 (Theresa), 1 girl between 5-16, and Janet. 14 years into his lease
 
Marriage September 14, 1854 New London, Prince Edward Island to Janet Johnstone
 
Marriage July 22, 1868 Cavendish, Prince Edward Island The Examiner, Aug 3 1868 pg. 3 Wednesday, 22 inst residence of the bride's father...Mary only dau. Wm. Frazer, Cavendish
 
Residence 1871   Land Commissioner's Deed Books Lot 20, 66 acres
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Mann, William Sr.
Mother Efford, Sarah Knight
    Sister     Mann, Hannah Braidwood
         Mann, William Jr.
    Sister     Mann, Elizabeth Hutchings
    Sister     Mann, Mary
    Sister     Mann, Amelia
    Sister     Mann, Matilda
    Brother     Mann, James
    Brother     Mann, John
    Sister     Mann, Sarah

Families

    Family of Mann, William Jr. and Johnstone, Jannet
Married Wife Johnstone, Jannet
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage September 14, 1854 Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Marriage Register 1852-57 page 402 by Isaac Murray
 
  Children
  1. Mann, Theresa Jane
  2. Mann, John Andrew
  3. Mann, William Johnstone
  4. Mann, James Allen
  5. Mann, Bessie Amanda
    Family of Mann, William Jr. and Fraser, Mary
Married Wife Fraser, Mary
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage July 22, 1868 Cavendish, Prince Edward Island PEI Marriage Registers 1867-71 page 49
 
  Children
  1. Mann, Charles Fraser
  2. Mann, Ellen Ann
  3. Mann, Janet Melvina
  4. Mann, Fraser

Media

Narrative

William Mann Jr. was born in PEI around 1818, the second child and eldest son of William and Sarah Mann, according to the local history of Irishtown/Burlington. He was listed separately in the 1861 census, and from the years that had elapsed on his lease, he had begun farming on his own about 1847 when he was 29 years old. The date of his 999 year lease for 84 acres on the Irishtown Road was 1 May 1848. His children indicated on the 1891 census that he had been born on the Island.

He married Janet Johnstone, the daughter of William Johnstone and Mary Lytle, on 14 September 1854 with William and Archibald Johnstone as witnesses. They were married by Isaac Murray, a Presbyterian minister. The marriage bond was dated September 5 1854, and was taken out by William Mann, farmer Lot 20, and Edwin Ashley Vaughan, surgeon, from St. Eleanors. The Islander – Nov 10, 1854, Married. At New London, by the Rev. Isaac Murray, Mr. William Mann, Jr to Miss Jane Johnston, both of New London.

William Mann "the younger" bought his land on the Irishtown Road from Cunard in 1856.

William and Janet had at least five children. In the 1861 census, in addition to William and Janet, there were two boys and one girl under 5 years (John Andrew, William Johnstone, and Theresa) and one unidentified girl between 5-16. Five household members were Presbyterians and one a Methodist.

Janet died on 28 September 1866 at the age of 44, and was buried in Geddie Memorial Cemetery. Her white gravestone is broken, with only "wife of William Mann" remaining. William was left with four young children under the age of 10 when Janet died; I have to assume that he had one of his unmarried sisters or his mother to help out because it was not until two year later, on 22 July 1868, that William married Mary Fraser. John Fraser and John Mann were witnesses. Mary Fraser was born on 28 May 1832 in Scotland, the only daughter of William Fraser . Her mother may have been Ann McGlinn (or McGline).

William and Mary had four children, two of whom died young.

William or his father was listed in the index of the Land Commissioner's report of 1871 (66 acres in Lot 20) and in the 1870 directory of Prince Edward Island.

William died in 1878 at the age of 60 (in his 61st year) after a short illness, and was buried in Geddie Memorial graveyard.

In the 1881 Canadian census, Mary Fraser Mann was the head of a household that included three of her children, as well as step-sons John Andrew (age 22) and James Allen (18), and step-daughter Bessie (17), and her sister-in-law, Sarah Mann. There was also a 14 year old male, James Archibald Mann, who would seem to be the son of James Archibald Mann and Elizabeth Cairns, although no connection between these two Mann families has been discovered. William Johnstone Mann had rejoined the household, and John Andrew had left it, by 1891. In 1901, Mary was living with her son Fraser and daughter (Janet) Melvina. Also in the household at this time were her nephews, William and Leslie Fraser, who later moved out west to Alberta.

Mary Fraser Mann died on November 18 1910 and was buried with her husband.

Narrative

The Islander – Jul 31, 1868

Married.

On Wednesday the 22d inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. Isaac Murray, Mr. William Mann, New London, to Mary, only daughter of Mr. William Frazer, Cavendish.

Pedigree

  1. Mann, William Sr.
    1. Efford, Sarah Knight
      1. Mann, Hannah Braidwood
      2. Mann, William Jr.
        1. Johnstone, Jannet
          1. Mann, Theresa Jane
          2. Mann, John Andrew
          3. Mann, William Johnstone
          4. Mann, James Allen
          5. Mann, Bessie Amanda
        2. Fraser, Mary
          1. Mann, Charles Fraser
          2. Mann, Ellen Ann
          3. Mann, Janet Melvina
          4. Mann, Fraser
      3. Mann, Elizabeth Hutchings
      4. Mann, Mary
      5. Mann, Amelia
      6. Mann, Matilda
      7. Mann, James
      8. Mann, Sarah
      9. Mann, John

Source References

  1. Geddie Memorial Church Cemetery
  2. Geddie Memorial Church Records
  3. The Heritage Group of Irishtown-Burlington, compiled by Ruth L. Paynter and Thelma Campbell.: From the Top of the Hill. The History of an Island Community Irishtown-Burlington, Written and 1977.
  4. 1861 Census of Canada
  5. Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.: Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888
  6. Fraser Family: Personal Communciation