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Mary Fotheringham

Mary Fotheringham

Female 1819 - 1887  (67 years)

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  • Name Mary Fotheringham 
    Born 30 May 1819  Sanday, Orkney c 15-8-1819 Sanday Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Mar 1887  Wellington, Drayton, Ontario, Canada buried Victoria, Drayton Section D Wellington, Peel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I461  Ritch
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Alexander Fotheringham,   b. 19 Oct 1782, Sanday,Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1860, Braehead or Newbiggings, Kirkwall, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Muir,   b. 1791, Kirkwall, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1870  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1809 
    Family ID F286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Ritch,   b. 30 Nov 1804, Deerness c 26-8-1815 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1870, 12 Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1842 
    Children 
     1. William Ritch,   b. 23 Feb 1843, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1924, Wellington, Canada. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Edward Ritch,   b. 12 Jul 1844, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1906, Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Ritch,   b. 1 Jul 1846, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1929, Wellington, Canada buried Victoria, Drayton Section D Wellington, Peel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     4. James Ritch,   b. 10 Jul 1849, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1914, Wellington, Canada. buried Victoria, Drayton Section D Wellington, Peel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     5. Eliza Ritch,   b. 21 Dec 1850, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1921, Newbigging, Kirkwall Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     6. David Ritch,   b. Nov 1854, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1872, Canada buried Victoria, Drayton Section D Wellington, Peel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)  [natural]
     7. Robert Ritch,   b. 15 Jan 1856, Deurness, Deerness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1916, Wentworth, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada buried Drayton, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     8. John Ritch,   b. 6 Dec 1860, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, 12 Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     9. John Ritch,   b. 18 May 1864, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1935, Guelph General Hospital, , Drayton, Ontario, Canada buried Victoria, Drayton Section B Wellington, Peel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1851 census at "Downies", Deerness
      at 1861 census at "Downies", Deerness
      After husbands death in 1869 Mary moved to Canada, Southern Ontario to settle with her Fotheringham relatives
      at 1871 census at "Downies", Deerness a widow, farmer of 12 acres

      extract from "Historical Atlas of Wellington County" Drayton .... first settlers 1847
      Townships of Peel and Maryborough - town line is the principle street in the village. Information extracted by Barbara DeHarte and provided October 2000.

      Mary widow of Robert Ritch and their 8 children moved to Canada in 1871 and settled in Blanchard Township where they remained 2 years. In 1873 they moved to Maryborough and bought the west half of lot 6, concession 12, upon which they settled, and remained for 18 years. They then purchased 200 acres, east half of lot 10 and west half of lot 1, concession 11.

      It looks likely that this family is in the Canadian 1881 Census recorded as Rich at Maryborough, Wellington North, Ontario, Canada