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Thomas Summers*

Male 1817 - 1889  (72 years)

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  • Name Thomas Summers*  [1
    Born 1817  Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Oct 1889  [2
    Person ID I901  Brick Street Cemetery
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 

    Father Robert Summers*,   b. 1758, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1833  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Bell*,   b. 1772, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1862  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann?*,   b. 1827,   d. 12 Feb 1899  (Age 72 years) 
     1. Robert Summers*,   b. Aug 1859,   d. 05 Jan 1864  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah J. Summers*,   b. Mar 1861,   d. 06 Jan 1864  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary M. Summers*,   b. Mar 1863,   d. 16 Jan 1864  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    +4. Charles U. Summers,   b. 1865  [natural]
     5. Mary Jane Summers*,   b. 1866,   d. 09 Sep 1872  (Age 6 years)  [natural]
     6. Margaret Summers,   b. 1868  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catharine M. Mcquire*,   b. Abt 1826,   d. 28 Nov 1855  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 04 Jun 1848  [3
     1. George Summers,   b. Abt 1849  [natural]
    +2. James Summers*+,   b. Abt 1852  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Summers 12
      -lived L37 C1
      -their 3 young children under 4 died in Jan. 1864

      "The other war-time squatter was James McNames, who was born in New York State in 1792. In 1804 he and his family immigrated to Upper Canada and lived on a reserved lot in Oxford Township. McNames bought Orrison Gillet's improvements on the southern part of lot 37, first concession, in October 1814 for $150, and shortly afterwards Gillet returned to the United States. In the spring of 1815 McNames moved his family onto the lot and over the next year cleared five acres of land in addition to the seven already improved. Then, on January 29, 1816, Sykes Tousley was allowed a large location in Westminster including the old location of Orrison Gillet, now, of course, occupied by McNames. As far as the government was concerned the lot was still located in Gillet's name and since he had returned to the United States, it was considered forfeited and located to Tousley. In March McNames brought the matter to the government's attention and it was later decided that McNames should be recommended for a grant of the north half of the lot, leaving the south half to Tousley. McNames accepted the government's decision and on March 5, 1817 he paid the necessary fees. Two years later, on December 18, 1819, he received his patent for the land, which he eventually sold on January 17, 1840 to Thomas Summers. [Byron: Pioneer Days in Westminster Township - Guy St-Denis]

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Glen Curnoe records.

    2. [S10] Brick Street Cemetery marker.

    3. [S16] David Long notes.