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Marriages in Oxford County, 1863

submitted by Diane Geddes

1863 Marriages by Rev. D. McDermid

Minister of the Canada Presbyterian Church

Thomas VANCE, age 18, of E. Zorra, born Canada, s/o Robert Vance and Mary Hogg, to Elizabeth LAITH, age 21, of E. Zorra, born Canada, d/o John Laith and Elizabeth Merch, on February 10, 1863. Witnesses: William Vance and John Laith, both of E. Zorra.

Alexander MOORE, age 43, of Norwich, born Ireland, s/o William Moore and Mary Gillespie, to Lois CONNER, age 51, of Norwich, born Canada, d/o Stephen Tuttle and Isabella Carroll, on March 11, 1863. Witnesses: Daniel Arth? of E. Oxford and Margaret McIntosh of Woodstock.

Donald MURRAY, age 82, of Woodstock, born Scotland, s/o John Murray and Christy Campbell, to Harriet McRAE, age 29, of Woodstock, born Scotland, d/o Andrew McRae and Harriet McKenzie, on March 14, 1863. Witnesses: James Gunn and Robert Douglas, both of Woodstock.

Donald KENNEDY, age 30, of W. Zorra, born Scotland, s/o Alexander Kennedy and Isabella Campbell*, to Ellen ROSS, age 20, of W. Zorra, born Canada, d/o Robert Ross and Margaret Ross, on March 19, 1863. Witnesses: Hector Ross of E. Zorra and William Ross of W. Zorra.

*name is incorrect - should be Cameron

David SLIMMONS, age 28, of N. Norwich, born Scotland, s/o Robert Slimmons and Ellen Lindsay, to Mary STEWART, age 25, of N. Norwich, born Scotland, d/o Robert Stewart and Mary Black, on June 17, 1863. Witnesses: Thomas Earl and Jessie McKay, both of Woodstock.

Henry HALL, age 28, of E. Zorra, born Canada, s/o William Hall and Margaret Malcom, to Jane McINTYRE, age 21, of E. Zorra, born Canada, d/o Robert McIntyre and Jane Campbell, on June 18, 1863. Witnesses: William McIntyre and Margaret McIntyre, both of E. Zorra.

Archd. SMITH, age 27, of Beachville, born Scotland, son of John Smith and Margaret Hunter, to Bessie MUNRO, age 24, of E. Zorra, born Canada, d/o Alexander Munro and Jane Murray, on July 10, 1863. Witnesses: Mrs. Busby of Harrietsville and Mrs. McDermid of Woodstock.

Elton CARROLL, age 22, of E. Oxford, born Canada, s/o Abraham Carroll and Abigail Canfield, to Emma CANFIELD, age 20, born Nova Scotia, d/o John Jefferson and Jane Wilson, on September 9, 1863. Witnesses: James Gunn and Wellington R. Forbes, both of Woodstock.

Richard HALL, age 26, of Woodstock, born Canada, s/o William Hall and Margaret Molson, to Jane C. LANAWAY, age 21, of Woodstock, born Canada, d/o James Lanaway and Sarah Coleman, on September 21, 1863. Witnesses: Timothy Lyons and George Lanaway, both of Woodstock.

David BEARD, age 40, of E. Oxford, born Scotland, s/o William Beard and Janet Ferguson, to Janet CHRISTIE, age 23, of E. Oxford, born Scotland, d/o Andrew Christie and Janet Smith, on September 30, 1863. Witnesses: James Christie of Toronto and Donald Murray of E. Oxford.

Joshua CHATTESON, age 22, of Blenheim, born Canada, s/o John Chatteson and Polly Rae, to Sarah DAVIS, age 20, of E. Zorra, born Canada, d/o Stephen Davis and "not known", on November 4, 1863. Witnesses: Mrs. McDermid of Woodstock and Mrs. Busby of Harrietsville.

Alexander REID, age 33, of E. Zorra, born Scotland, s/o James Reid and Margaret McKenzie, to Hannah PATTERSON, age 18, of W. Zorra, born U. States, d/o James Patterson and Jane Patterson, on November 19, 1863. Witnesses: William Munroe of E. Zorra and William Patterson of W. Zorra.

 

 

1863 Marriages by James Lince

Samuel STOCKTON, age 22, of and born Dumfries, s/o William and Anna Stockton, to Martha INNES, age 18, of and born Blenheim, d/o James and Eunice Innes, on January 15, 1863. Witnesses: Festus? Innes and Ruth Innes, both of Blenheim.

William JARVIS, age 24, of Brockville, born England, s/o James and Elizabeth Jarvis, to Sarah LAYCOCK, age 23, of and born Blenheim, d/o Joseph and Elizabeth Laycock, on May 11, 1863. Witnesses: John Laycock of Blenheim and Mary A. Hall of Dundas.

John BESTED, age 22, of Blenheim, born England, s/o Francis and Mary Bested, to Mary E. BLACKSTOCK, age 22, of and born Blenheim, d/o William and Elizabeth Blackstock, on September 15, 1863. Witnesses: Francis Burgess and Jane Blackstock, both of Blenheim.

Stephen PELTON, age 22, of Zorra, born Burford, s/o Stephen L. and Permelia Pelton, to Anna PELTON, age 21, of Zorra, born Blenheim, d/o Ira and Emily Pelton, on November 25, 1863. Witnesses: James Pelton and Augusta Pelton, both of Zorra.

William HERBERT, age 25, of Blenheim, born Brant, s/o Joseph and Harriet Herbert, to Sarah A. GREY, age 26, of Blenheim, born New Brunswick, d/o Henry and Sarah Grey, on December 29, 1863. Witnesses: George A. Herbert and Mira M. Grey, both of Blenheim.

 

 

1863 Marriages by William McMullen, Minister of the Canada Presbyterian Church

George DOUGLAS, age 41, of E. Zorra, born Scotland, s/o John Douglas and Elizabeth Campbell, to Elizabeth McCAGE, age 37, of E. Zorra, born Scotland, d/o John McCage and Mary Paterson, on January 1, 1863. Witnesses: James R. McGregor and Robert Murray, both of Woodstock.

David M. DIBBLE, age 23, of E. Oxford, born Canada, s/o Harvey Dibble and Lydia Mather, to Louisa McDONALD, age 23, of Woodstock, born Nova Scotia, d/o Roderick McDonald and Joanna McKay, on February 4, 1863. Witnesses: Andrew Ross and Robert McDonald, both of Woodstock.

John KIRKPATRICK, age 23, of E. Zorra, born Canada, s/o Anw. Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Card, to Jane CROSBIE, age 24, of Woodstock, born England, d/o Thomas Crosbie and Mary Ward, on February 23, 1863. Witnesses: John Crosbie and Hannah Ward, both of Woodstock.

James DALZIEL, age 33, of N. Dumfries, born Scotland, s/o John Dalziel and Agnes Dickson, to (Blank) DALGLEISH, age 26, of Blandford, born Canada, d/o Chas. Dalgleish and Agnes Little, on March 6, 1863. Witnesses: William Dalgleish, Blandford, and Hugh Rose, Woodstock.

Andrew TAYLOR, age 25, of Oxford, born Canada, s/o James Taylor and Sarah Pillico, to Susanna HYDE, of Oxford, born Canada, d/o William Hyde and Mary Cowing, on April 11, 1863. Witnesses: Henry Hayward, Blandford, and Mary Jane Hyde, Oxford.

William John McCAUSLAND, age 20, of Oxford, born Ireland, s/o Robt. McCausland and Caroline Doppel, to Agnes LARO*, age 19, of Oxford, born Canada, d/o James Laur and Margaret Watt, on July 7, 1863. Witnesses: Susanna McMullen, Woodstock, and Annie Gilbert, Toronto. *Note difference in spelling of father’s name

James JOHNSON, age 25, of Mornington, born Canada, s/o John Johnson and Margaret Smith, to Jane GILBERT, age 23, of Toronto, born Canada, d/o Elisha B. Gilbert and Jane Harris, on September 10, 1863. Witnesses: Edward Johnson, Eramosa, and Malm. McKinnon, Woodstock.

William OLDHAM, age 28, of E. Oxford, born England, s/o George Oldham and Mary Lacy, to Adelaide BALLS, age 19, of Eastwood, born Canada, d/o Edward Balls and Amelia Hayard, on September 21, 1863. Witnesses: Cath. McMullen, Fergus, and Susanna McMullen, Woodstock.

Robert DOUGLAS, age 22, of Woodstock, born Canada, s/o John Douglas and Catherine Murray, to Sarah Jane BURGESS, age 17, of Woodstock, born Canada, d/o Samuel Burgess and Nancy Ann Howie, on October 20, 1863. Witnesses: Maremus Burgess and Thomas Scarff, both of Woodstock.

James INNES, age 27, of E. Oxford, born Canada, s/o John Innes and Sarah Harrington, to Martha GRESNAN*, age 23, of E. Oxford, born Canada, d/o John Greenard and Martha Thornton, on November 27, 1863. Witnesses: Revd. Thomas McGuire, Mallan, and Susanna McMullen, Woodstock. *Note difference in spelling of father’s name

William BARNES, age -5 (first digit blacked out), of Dereham, born England, s/o Aaron Barnes and Elizabeth Gale, to Mary Ann MULLIGAN, age 47, of Dereham, born Ireland, d/o Daniel Foberty and Bridget Kelly, on November 30, 1863. Witnesses: Bessie McMullen, Fergus, and Susanna McMullen, Woodstock.

William GEDDES, age 37, of Embro, born Scotland, s/o Alexr. Geddes and Christina Ross, to Ann SUTHERLAND, age 23, of Embro, born Canada, d/o William Sutherland and Euphemia Sutherland, on December 8, 1863. Witnesses: Kenneth Mann, Embro, and John Forest, Woodstock.

James HOLMES, age 29, of Woodstock, born Scotland, so/ Alexr. Holmes and (obscured), to Johanna Ross, age 23, of Woodstock , born Canada, d/o William Ross and (obscured), on December 9, 1863. Witness: James McDonald, Woodstock.

 

 

1863 Marriages by Revd. John Straith

Canada Presbyterian Church

William McLENNAND, age 27, of Ingersoll, born Scotland, s/o Andrew McLennand and Helen McKay, to Mary ROBINSON, age 27, of Ingersoll, born Scotland, d/o Kenneth Robinson and Jane Fraser, on January 27, 1863. Witness: Thomas Cerr, Ingersoll.

William CHANDLER, age 22, of E. Nissouri, born Canada West, s/o William Chandler and Mary Ann Perey, to Susan Ann SCRUBSOLD, age 17, of E. Nissouri, born Buffalo, U.S., d/o Chas. Scrubsold and Eliza E. Hills, on March 17, 1863. Witness: Mary Grigg, E. Nissouri.

Hugh FRASER, age 30, of and born W. Zorra, s/o James Fraser and Wa. Monro, to Cath. McPHERSON, age 22, of and born W. Zorra, d/o Alexr. McPherson and Eliz. McMurray, on May 21, 1863. Witness: Robert Morrison, W. Zorra.

Alexr. HEARD, age 20, of W. Zorra, born Scotland, s/o Robert Heard and Mary Smith, to Ann ADAMS, age 18, of W. Zorra, born Scotland, d/o Alexr. Adam and Ann Gordon, on December 8, 1863. Witness: Alexr. Sutherland, W. Zorra.

Jas. Nelson HARPER, age 23, of Ingersoll, born Maryland, U.S., s/o John Harper and Hannah Clothyer, to Hannah L. SMITH, age 17, of Ingersoll, born Lake Simco, d/o Curtis Smith and Susanna Hayson, on December 14, 1863. Witness: Andrew Smith, Ingersoll.