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Trueman - Winskell family (Ontario)

Married on 2 January, 1841, at St. James Cathedral (Anglican), Toronto, Thomas WINSKEL, of the township of Toronto, bachelor, and Anne TRUEMAN, of the same place, spinster. Thomas WINSKEL is in Brant Co in the 1871 census.


More on William Ghent Trueman - he was in Toronto twp., Peel Co. Ontario in the 1871 census, along with his wife Jane (age 71, born in England).  In the 1852 census, William & Jane were in Etobicoke twp (with 2 teenage sons, William & Richard). The previous household was a Samuel GUPPY, his wife Jane and two young sons, William & Samuel.  I have been trying to find if Jane GUPPY was nee Trueman - I tried googling Trueman Guppy and I found a website with a Trueman GUPPY, s/o Samuel & Jane.  By the looks of it, the Guppys were in Illinois by 1860.  I haven't done any research yet on this


The following two paragraphs are from the Brant Co pages of the OntGenWeb: "These Brant County, Ontario biographical sketches have been transcribed by Bill Bowman from Warner and Beers History of Brant County 1883.

THOMAS WINSKEL, farmer, Burford P.O., was born in Cumberland County, England, in the year 1815. He lived in his native county until he was 5 or 6 years old, when he went to an adjoining county, where he resided until 1832, when he emigated to Canada. Landing in Quebec, he came west to Toronto, and engaged in the work of a carpenter and farmer; and in 1841 he was married to Ann Trueman. Leaving Toronto, after a residence there of thirteen years, he went to Norfolk County, where he worked at the same business. In 1853 he moved to Burford, and bought 100 acres of partly improved land: to which he has added 34 acres. It is now in a well cultivated condition, and is continually being improved. Mr. and Mrs. Winskel are members of the Congregational Church, and are much interested in matters of religion. To Mr. and Mrs. Winskel have been born 12 children, 4 of whom are living, viz., Ann J., Martha M., Phoebe C. and Agnes E. A.; the others died in childhood. His parents William Winskel and wife, Elizabeth, came to Canada at the same time, and settled in this township, purchasing the land on which he died. He was a member of the Church of England, and was father of six children, viz., Thomas, William, John, Ann Elizabeth and Margaret. He died about the year 1848, aged 60years: Mrs. Winskel died in 1850, in her 62nd year.

DR. WILLIAM EDWIN WINSKEL, Brantford, was born in the Township of Windham, Norfolk County, Ontario, June 22nd, 1853, and is a son of John Winskel, a native of Westmoreland, England, and a farmer by occupation. He came to Canada about the year 1832, settling in Toronto, and subsequently in Norfolk County seven years later. He died there March 7th, 1879. He married Rebecca Burns, a native of Ireland, who came to Canada when five years of age. They were the parents of two children, son and daughter, the subject of our sketch being the eldest. The mother is living and resides with her son. The Doctor was brought up in his native county, attending school in the section to which he belonged until; when seventeen years of age, he went to Scotland High School for two and a half years. he then attended Trinity Medical College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He has also spent two years in England in attending the London Hospitals and took a degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Returning to Canada in 1879, he came to Brantford on October 28th, same year, where he has since practised his profession with good success. He is a member of Doric Lodge, No. 121 (Masonic), is Secretary and Treasurer of the Brant County Medical Association, and Assistant-Surgeon to the Dufferin Rifles. He is also a member of the Provincial Medical Association. The Doctor is a Trustee of Oxford Street Methodist Church."

Rebecca BURNS, w/o William WINSKEL, re-married after the death of her first husband: marriage registration 003962-1884 (Haldimand Co.) David ALMAS, 62, Widower, Gentleman, born Ancaster, of Hagersville, s/o John & Jane, married Rebecca WINSKILL, 49, Widow, born Ireland, of Brantford, d/o James & Mary BURNS, witn: Elizabeth SMITH of Dunnville & Carrie BOURNE of Jarvis, 24 Mar 1884 at St Pauls Rectory, Dunnville

Histoical Note on Morley Allan JULL (from the University of Maryland website)

Morley Allan Jull was born in Burford, Ontario, Canada, on August 26, 1885, to John Henry and Ann Jane (Winskel) Morley. He married Marion Louise Monkley on July 5, 1930, and they had one son, Morley Allan. Jull attended the University of Toronto where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1908. He received a Master's of Science from McGill University in 1914 and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1921.

Prior to becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1935, Jull worked at the West Virginia Experiment Station in Morgantown as a poultry assistant from 1908 until 1909. After that, he became the Poultry Commissioner in the British Columbia Department of Agriculture in Victoria, a position he held from 1909 until 1911, when he accepted a position as Head of the Poultry Department in the McGill University MacDonald College in Montreal, Canada. During the same period he also taught poultry courses at the University of Vermont and did poultry extension work in the state during two summers. He remained at McGill University from 1912 until 1923, when he moved to the United States to become the Senior Poultry Husbandman of Production Research for the United States Department of Agriculture. During his time as senior husbandman, he led work on quality improvement of poultry, egg, and meat production and assisted in the breeding of the world famous Beltsville White turkey, a smaller, "family-size" turkey. He left that position in 1936 to head the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Maryland, where he remained until retirement in 1956. In his position at Maryland, he led efforts to expand the departmental facilities, served as chairman of the University of Maryland Poultry Committee from 1936 until 1956, and conducted research on raising a fast-feathering bird, which would be easier to fatten and therefore less costly. In 1952, he won the National Poultry Science Teacher Award from the Poultry Science Association. In honor of Jull, the University of Maryland renamed the Poultry Building Jull Hall in 1954.

During retirement, he participated in the U. S. Overseas Mission as a Poultry Specialist and Consultant with the U.S. State Department's International Cooperation Administration in Egypt, Italy, Greece, and Lebanon. Prior to his work with the State Department, he participated in other international events. He represented the U. S. government at the Fourth World's Poultry Congress in Ottawa, Canada, in 1927 and the Fifth Congress in London, England, in 1930, and served on councils for the Ninth Congress in Paris, France, in 1951, and the Eighth Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1948. Domestically, he was the president of the Poultry Science Association, served on the advanced committee of the American Genetic Association, and was a member of both the Washington Academy of Science and the American Poultry and Hatchery Federation. He was an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow and a member of three honorary and fraternal societies: Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi. In addition to writing numerous articles, he authored four books: Poultry Breeding, Poultry Husbandry, Successful Poultry Management, and Raising Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, and Game Birds.

Morley Jull died on October 25, 1959, at Prince George's General Hospital and is buried in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Bladensburg, Maryland.


There was also a Thomas WINSKILL who was age 27 on 9 June 1876 when he married Mary Ann McDONALD in Peterborough. Thomas was s/o Thomas & Jane, and was born in England. He was a blacksmith & resident of Peterborough. Mary Ann was age 22, born Scotland, resident of Keene, d/o Duncan & Isabella. Marriage reg # 9164-1876.

another Winskell marriage:

14/42 ( Oxford Co) Henry WINSKEL , 22 , farmer , born Burford , res Windham , s/o William & Mary , married Mary M. TROTTER , 20 , born Walpole , res Windham , d/o Christopher & Barbara , witn: J. TROTTER of Hagersville & Mary E. WINSKEL of Windham , 18 Oct 1871 at Otterville.