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Decendents of John TRUEMAN & Ann GARBUTT


John TRUEMAN, son of John TRUEMAN & Ann GARBUTT, was christened 30 Jan 1753 in Hawnby, Yorkshire, England. He married Eleanor (Ellin/Ellen) BARR March 02, 1778 in Hawnby; she was the daughter of Richard BARR and Elizabeth SMITHSON. This John TRUEMAN Jr.(b. 1753) was cousin to William TRUEMAN and his wife Ann THOMPSON who emigrated with their son William from Hawnby to Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia aboard the Albion out of Hull in March 1774. Eleanor BARR waschristened 1 Jan 1758 in Bilsdale Midcable, Yorkshire and she died in 1836.

From a letter reprinted in Howard Trueman's book "The Chignect Isthmus and its First Settlers" published in 1902 by William Briggs, TORONTO HELM HOUSE BILSDALE, Aug. ye 15th, 1789.

Dear Cousins,—

“I received two letters from you in the course of the last year, and am exceeding glad tohear from you and that you do well and are well, and tho I have long delayed writing yetit is not want of respect, but it was long before I could have any certain inteligence fromMr. Swinburn, So I now take the oppertunity to let you know how I all my Sisters aresituate. I married Helling the daughter of Richard Barr, by whom I have had 3 boys and 2 girl all liveing and healthfull. Aylsy is married to John the son of James Boyes and lives at Woolhousecroft, has no children. Sally is married toJohn Cossins and lives at Hawnby where Robt. Barker lived. She has 3 children thetwo last were twins they were born about Candlemas last and one of them is a very weakly child, my mother is married to old Rich’d Barr my wife’s father and lives at Huntington nigh York. I think we most of us live pretty well Mr. ----- has advanced his land a great deal but since the peace the times are pretty good we have this summer a very plentiful crop and we have a fine season for Reaping the same, but in the beginning of haytime we had an excessive flood as almost ever was known so that much hay was swept away and much more sanded. Many bridges were washed down and in someplaces much chattle drowned, My cousin John Garbut is married to James Boyes widow and lives at Helm house. So I shall conclude with my and my wife’s duty to my unkle and aunt and our kind love to you and your wife and children and subscribe ourselves your very affectionate cousins, (notes - Helm Hoouse is about 4.8 kilometres northeast of the village of Hawnby in the farming area of Bilsdale Westside. The cousins here addressed are William Truman and his wife, Ann Thompson

By 1789 John's widowed mother, Ann, had married John's father-in-law (Richard BARR)

Children of JOHN TRUEMAN and ELEANOR BARR are:


i. John, b. July 16, 1778. married Sarah BOYES on 3 Aug 1801 at Hawnby. Alice TRUEMAN (a daughter of John TRUEMAN & Ann GARBUTT) had married a James BOYES in Hawnby in 1786.

ii. Betty, b. 1780.

iii. Mally, b. 1783.

iv. Harmon b. 1788; d. 14 March 1859, Ontario (buried with his mother in Brampton Pioneer Cemetery).

v. Richard, b. Abt. 1791, Yorkshire; d. February 10, 1866, Ontario (buried at Mount Olivet Chinguacousy twp., Peel Co, ; before 1861 he married EMILENE DAVISON (or Dawson) who was born in the USA. This may have been Richard's second marriage. In 1837, Richard was living at con 3, lot 4, Chinguacousy. twp.,according to the Directory of the Home District. In the 1861 census, he was age 67, a gentleman, living in Brampton (also Peel Co); Emilene was 40 years old. After Richard died, Emilene appears as a widow in the 1871 census but she re-married in 1879, (marriage registration # 8456-79). The witnesses at this wedding were J.W & Emeline MAIN of Brampton

vi. David, b. 1793, Yorkshire, England; d. July 18, 1852, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario. see below

vii. William, b. Abt. 1801, England.


Generation No. 2

David TRUEMAN (JOHN) was born 1793 in Yorkshire, England, and died July 18, 1852 in Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario. He married Nanny MOON August 07, 1820, daughter of George MOON and Ann WINSPEAR (Nanny had been christened 17 July 1791). In 1848 David emigrated from Leeds, England to Ontario & at this time he was a widower. David's "obit" appeared in the Christian Guardian: " David TRUEMAN was born in Yorkshire where he served as a class-leader and local preacher, and worked as a chemist and druggust. In 1847 he lost his wife. In 1848 he emigrated from Leeds and settled in the village of Brampton where he died July 18, 1852 at age 58."

Children of DAVID TRUEMAN and NANNY MOON are:

1. William

ii. Ann b. 1822, Helmsley, Yorkshire, England. She was christened, 29 September 1822

iii. Ellen, b. February 19, 1826, Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire; d. January 17, 1886, Brampton; m. Robert LOWES, Bef. 1851. Robert LOWES in the 1861 census was living in Brampton village (Peel Co) where he was a farmer with 90 acres on lot 7, con 1. He was born 16 Nov. 1819 in Niagara District, Canada & he died 29 Aug 1907 in Brampton.

children of Ellen & Robert LOWES: Isabella Ann (13 Feb 1851 - 24 Oct 1925, d. Brampton), Trueman b. abt 1853, Ellen b. abt 1858 & child "unchristened" in 1861 census, George Franklin (10 Dec 1862 - 30 July 1928, Brampton) & Clara Jane (19 Feb 1865 - 16 March 1952, m. Walter Russell MILLIGAN)

iv. Jane, b. 1829 (christened 16 July), Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire; d. May 09, 1909, Brampton; m. Christopher STORK (born in Yorkshire, England), August 15, 1852, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario. Marriage announcement appears in the Christian Guardian of 25 Aug 1852 where Jane is referred to as the d/o the late David TRUEMAN. By the 1891 census Jane was a widow, age 58, and still living in Brampton (also with them is Ella TRUEMAN age 30 & George JACQUES, age 22, gardener). Christopher died 22 Jan 1876 in his 46th year, and is buried at Brampton. Christopher STORK was a chemist & druggist in Brampton (born about 1830) & in 1861 had a capital investment of $20,000 in his business. 1871 census - similar - druggist in Brampton village

Also living in Brampton in 1891 is Frederick STORK age 60, laborer, born England, Salvation Army, and his wife Mary Ann who is age 38, born in England

children of Jane & Christopher STORK:

Edwin or Edward Trueman, b. 1853; d. 1921, Brampton. In the 1891, census he lived in Brampton, unmarried, age 36, living with his mother, druggist. In 1882 he was Edwin on his brother Charles's wedding registration - a druggist in Brampton then too.

Charles Moore, b. Abt. 1855. In 1882 Charles was a bank accountant in Windsor. There he married Charlotte Lucretia LAING on 8 Feb 1882. Charlotte was born in Toronto about 1860, d/o Alfred LAING & Elizabeth HARLEY. Charlotte probably had a sister Florence who was a witness at their wedding (reg# 2820-82).

Annie E., b. 1857; d. 1918, Brampton; m. William A ROBINSON. They had a daughter Reiva ROBINSON (1886-1956). All three are buried in Brampton. In the 6 Nov 1900 issue of the 'Brampton Conservator' there is an ad for "Robinson & Stork", merchants. They also had a son whose name started with A and he was the informant on his uncle William Stork's death reg (living in Brampton in 1924)

Lewis James, b. Abt. 1859; m. Mary Louise (unknown maiden name) bef 1891. In the 1891, census, age 32, now called James L., dry goods merchant. Also also living with James & Mary Louise them is Blanche STORK, age 18, "lodger" [Blanche was a 1st cousin, d/o James & Hannah STORK]

William Wray., b. Brampton 5 March 1861; d. 4 July 1924, Brampton. In the 1891 census, Brampton, unmarried, age 27, veterinary surgeon, at home. Died unmarried. Death reg #25070-24

Henry C., b. Abt. 1871, at home in 1891, druggist.

v. George Moon, b. August 20, 1831, Sherwood Hill, Radford, Nottingham, England. Christened in November of that year at Mt. Street Wesleyan, New Basford, Nottingham


William Sr. TRUEMAN (JOHN) was born Abt. 1801 in England. He married Jane WARDALE May 10, 1821 in Middleton by Pickering, Yorkshire, England. William was a farmer in Toronto twp (lot 3, con 6, 50 acres) and appears in both the 1861 and 1871 censuses. Jane WARDALE may have been the daughter of George WARDALE & Mary APPLEBY who were married in Pickering Yorkshire in 1797

Children of William & Jane are:

i. Ann, b. 1821 (christened 18 Nov 1821), Middleton by Pickering, Yorkshire, England; d. November 13, 1895, Brampton; m. Noble R. OLIVER.

ii. John, b. April 01, 1827, Middleton by Pickering, Yorkshire, England; d. April 17, 1910, Peel County, Toronto Twp; m. Mary Ann HORNBY, Bef. 1852, Ontario. John TRUEMAN arrived in Canada in 1832 according to the 1901 census while his wife arrived the year before (Mary Ann was born in England, 11 Oct 1829 and died in Toronto twp on 10 Dec 1907). In 1861 John is age 34, a farmer with 49 acres on lot 10, con 3 in Toronto twp. In 1871 he gave his occupation as wagon maker but in 1881 he was a farmer. In the 1901 census John is a carpenter - also grand daughter Ella TRUEMAN is living with them (Ella married John A. RICHARDSON). Both John & Mary Ann are buried in Burnhamthorpe cemetery.

Children of John & Mary Ann:

1. John Wardell b. 1852; d. 1925. m.Oct 15, 1878 at St. George's church, Etobicoke, Mary Ann COBB who was b. abt 1857 in Canada, d/o Charles & Mary Ann(reg #012462-78) , farmer, Canada, Peel Co., s/o John & Mary Ann. Witnesses at the marriage were John COOK of Toronto twp., & Sarah SPICER of Etobicoke,

In the 1881 census (Toronto twp.) John is a wagon maker and in the 1891, census, now called Wardell Trueman, carriage builder. Both John & Mary Ann are buried at Brampton cemetery, stone 2129, section 5.

Children of John & Mary Ann:

1. George M. b. abt 1889,

2. Alberta Irene, b. 5 Oct 1893 who married Robert Harold DAVEY on 3 Sept 1914 in Brampton - both were res of Brampton. Witnesses at the marriage: Sarah DAVEY of Nortonville & Mrs. M. HUNTER of Brampton. Alberta & Robert (2 May 1893 - 22 Oct 1955) are buried in Brampton. Alberta died 16 Aug 1956. Also buried in Brampton are 3 of their DAVEY children: Harold Wardell (29 Nov 1917 - 14 Jan 1919), Thelma May (8 Feb 1923 - 29 March 1924) and Wallace Andrew (13 May 1924 - 11 Jan 1925)

2. William Henry, b. August 10, 1854, Ontario; d. Aft. 1901. He married Margaret Ann SWINNERTON (Irish ancestry) before 1878. 1880 - farmer in Orangeville, 1881 - farm laboreer in Toronto twp., 1891 & 1901 - farmer in Toronto twp. Margaret's father was born in Ireland & her mother was born in Ontario

Children of William & Margaret: 1. Henry Ernest, b. 2 Dec. 1878 (birth registration); d. January 16, 1965 and in 1901 Harry was living at home. ... 2. Annie Allice, b. November 21, 1880; d. 1966; m. JOHN A. SMITH. John is buried at Britannia Rd. Cemetery, "in his 64th year - died 29 March 1932. Also at Britannia Rd. is Annie who died in 1966 (although middle initial is given as E on her tombstone).. 3. Edna Alberta, b. June 26, 1887, in Burnahamthorpe, Toronto twp., Peel Co. Edna married Frederick BALL on 25 May1908 in Toronto. Frederick was age 24, born in & resident of Toronto, a book binder, s/o Frederick BALL & Matilda WHITFIELD (reg # 2520-08)..... 4. Lambert, b. 1889; d. 189- (illegible tombstone)..... 5. John O. , b. August 28, 1891.. 6. Elsie, b. November 14, 1893.... 7. Maggie M., b. May 07, 1896.... 8. James A. b. August 16, 1898... 9. William, 1902 - 1902 & buried at Burnhamthorpe... 10. Fred Parker b. 30 Sep 1882 at Toronto twp.... 11. Roy b. 6 March 1885 in Burnhamthorpe. Roy was 23, a teamster, living in Hamilton, when he married Myrtle Isabell PEIRSON on 25 May 1908 in Toronto. Myrtle was 21, born in Toronto Gore, resident of Meadowvale & d/o George PEIRSON & Mary Jane BALDOCK (reg # 2519-08)

1181-01 (Toronto) William T. SMITH, 36, farmer, Toronto twp., same, s/o Thomas SMITH & Mary KNOX, married Anna TRUEMAN, 19, Toronto twp., same, d/o William TRUEMAN & Margaret SWINERTON, witn: Henry TRUEMAN of Burnhamthorpe & Mary. E. SMITH of Claude, 24 Oct 1900 (Annie married Smith brothers I think)

13064-00 (Peel Co): Fred P. TRUEMAN, 18, farmer, Canada, Brampton, s/o Wm & Margaret, married Etherella FLETCHER, 28, Canada, Canada, d/o E. & Margaret, witn: Wm DALE & Sarah E. FLETCHER of Brampton, 24 Oct 1900 at Toronto twp. Fred was a shoe maker on his son William Fletcher TRUEMAN's birth registration (#31072-01). William was born on July 1st 1901 in Brampton

3. Eliza Ann, b. February 09, 1856; d. June 25, 1881, Peel County, Toronto Twp. & is buried at Burnahamthorpe cemetery withher parents

4. Sarah J., b. Abt. 1857; Sarah is not with her family in the 1871 census and I had thought perhaps she died. But there is a Sarah Jane TRUEMAN who marries a carpenter by the name of William R. DEVELL and they had a son, William Henry on 4 Dec 1880 in Toronto twp (reg# 24824-81)

5. Minnie H. b. Abt. 1859; married Mar 23, 1881 at Toronto twp to George WILSON who was born in Thornhill, s/o George & Jane. Witn: William WILSON & Eliza Ann TRUEMAN, both of Toronto twp. (reg # 8884-81). In 1885 they were at lot 1 con 2E of Chinguacousy twp. On 16 Dec 1885 they had a daughter, Minnie Teresa.

6. Harriet, b. 1861.

7. Fred H. b. September 16, 1862; d. October 28, 1930, Peel County, Toronto Twp., buried at Burnhamthorpe. Fred married Ella and they had at least 2 children: Ida Marie (1908 - 27 May 1908) & Annie May (1906 - 19 Sept 1909)

8. George, b. 1865; d. 1949; m. LENA BOSTICK, March 06, 1901, Streetsville, Ontario. Both are buried at Brampton cemetery, stone 1844, section 5. George was a farmer

Albert Edward, b. 1878. (this needs to be checked)

iii. Jane, b. 1829.

iv. Hannah, b. 1831 (christened 1831), Ellerburne, Yorkshire, England.