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Barnabas Skuse*

Male 1843 - 1890  (47 years)


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  • Name Barnabas Skuse*  [1, 2
    Born 1843  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 May 1890  [1
    Person ID I452  Brick Street Cemetery
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 

    Father John Skuse,   b. Abt 1796, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ann Jennings,   b. Abt 1804,   d. 1877  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Griffith*,   b. 1849,   d. 02 May 1873  (Age 24 years) 
    Children 
     1. Louisa Skuse*,   b. Sep 1868,   d. 15 Apr 1869  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Barnabas Skuse*,   b. May 1872,   d. 08 Jul 1872  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
     3. John Skuse*,   b. Sep 1874,   d. 22 Mar 1876  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Annas Griffith,   b. Abt 1853, Westminster, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1921, London, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1873  Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Edward Ellis Skuse,   b. 1875,   d. 1952  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    +2. Eli E. Christopher Skuse*,   b. 1877,   d. 1952  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     3. Jane Jennie Skuse*,   b. Feb 1878,   d. 20 Aug 1894  (Age ~ 16 years)  [natural]
     4. Hannah Skuse,   b. 1881,   d. 1947  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     5. Louise Skuse,   b. 1884,   d. 1963  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth Skuse,   b. 1884,   d. 1948  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - a manufacturer and dealer in lime, cement, plaster of paris, salt, coal, wood, etc; prominent farmer at L77 NBETR
      Limestone from his farm was used for the London asylum, bridge abutments, foundations of St. Peter's Cathedral and other buildings.
      1851 census: Barnabas Skuse, 7, living at Westminster with parents, 2 brothers, 4 sisters; b. Canada
      Skuse 2
      [HCM p. 1001]: Barnabus Skuse, manufacturer and dealer in lime, cements, plaster paris, salt, coal, wood, &c., &c., also one of the prominent farmers of the township, is the son of John and Ann (Jennings) Skuse. ...Barnabas Skuse was born on the old homestead in 1843, and was reared to farm life. He secured a common school education, and married Miss Hannah Griffith, daughter of Nathan Griffith. She died several years after marriage, and Mr. Skuse took for his secon wife Miss Anna Griffith, sister of his first wife. Six children were the result of the last marriage - Eddie, Eliza, Jane, Harriet, Louise and Lizzie (twins). Mr. Skuse followed farming for some time, and then, in 1863, engaged in the lime trade until 1868. He then farmed until 1882, after which he bought his present farm, on which is a valuable lime quarry and good building stone, which Mr. Skuse disposes of in London, and is doing a large and successful business. He is well known in London, and furnished stone for the first Insane Asylum, for the Kensington Bridge, the Westminster Bridge, for Birrell's wholesale store, and the Catholic Cathedral. Mr. Skuse is a Reformer in politics, is a member of the Masonic fraternity, A.O.U.W., and a member of the Royal Aranum. His judgment is well respected by the people of the township, and he was appointed Deputy-Reeve for three years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Brick Street Cemetery marker.

    2. [S20] Glen Curnoe records.

    3. [S29] Ontario Marriage Record.