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Slee Family History

 

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Generation No. 1

 

1. THOMAS1 SLEE died October 5, 1762 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.). He married MARY MORLAND June 30, 1755 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.), daughter of WILLIAM MORLAND and JANE. She was born 1735 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.).

 

More About THOMAS SLEE:

Burial: October 1762, Burial of Thomas Slee poor of Kirkby Stephen

 

Notes for MARY MORLAND:

Thomas Slee Mary's husband died poor in October 1762 leaving her with three children. The children being Thomas at just under 2 years, John at 3 years and Elizabeth at 5 years. It was not unusual for a widow to remarry. On the parish records a Mary Slee (with no status listed or age) married a George Peacock (also no status or age) in April 1769. She also signed with a mark whereas she had signed with a well formed signature in 1755 on the marriage record.

 

More About MARY MORLAND:

Christening: January 20, 1735/36, Christened Kirkby Stephen daughter of William Morland (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

 

Marriage Notes for THOMAS SLEE and MARY MORLAND:

In Parish Registry of Kirkby Stephen the marriage record is as follows" Banns of marriage were published in this Church between Thomas Slee and Mary Morland both of this parish June 15, June 22 and June 29 by me William Fawcett Vicar. Thomas Slee and Mary Morland both of this parish were married in this church by Banns this 30th day of June 1755 by me William Fawcett Vicar (the Reverend William Fawcett of Kirkby Stephen died Jan, 24 1773 aged 57) signed Thomas Slee (mark) and Mary Morland (full and well formed signature - which was considered bad luck at the time) in the presence of two witnesses Thos- Thornberry his + mark and Edward Coperthwaite.

 

Thomas Thornberry married a Mary Slee in Kirkby Stephen on December 24, 1752, this is possibly either Thomas Slee's brother in law or Mary Slee was a cousin.

 

More About THOMAS SLEE and MARY MORLAND:

Marriage: June 30, 1755, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Children of THOMAS SLEE and MARY MORLAND are:

2. i. ELIZABETH2 SLEE, b. June 17, 1757, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

3. ii. JOHN SLEE, b. February 13, 1759, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. May 11, 1800, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

4. iii. THOMAS SLEE, b. January 14, 1761, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. May 7, 1829, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. ELIZABETH2 SLEE (THOMAS1) was born June 17, 1757 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.). She married THOMAS HUTCHINSON January 24, 1776 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.). He was born 1738.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH SLEE:

In the Kirkby Stephen Parish records Thomas Hutchinson singleman aged 38 and Elizabeth Slee singlewoman aged 18 were married January 24, 1776, witnesses Thos Wilson and Edward Coperthwaite

 

More About ELIZABETH SLEE:

Census: June 17, 1757, Christened Kirkby Stephen daughter of Thomas Slee

 

More About THOMAS HUTCHINSON and ELIZABETH SLEE:

Marriage: January 24, 1776, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Child of ELIZABETH SLEE and THOMAS HUTCHINSON is:

i. JOSHUA3 HUTCHINSON, b. August 10, 1777 (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.).

 

 

3. JOHN2 SLEE (THOMAS1) was born February 13, 1759 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.), and died May 11, 1800 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.). He married CATHERINE LANCASTER (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.) June 22, 1782 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.), daughter of RICHARD LANCASTER. She was born August 22, 1762 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.), and died February 15, 1837 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.).

 

Notes for JOHN SLEE:

Described as a Shoemaker in the Parish Registry for each of the births of his children from 1783 to 1799.

 

More About JOHN SLEE:

Burial: May 11, 1800, Burial of John Slee Shoemaker aged 40

Christening: February 13, 1759, Christened Kirkby Stephen son of Thomas Slee of Kirkby Stephen

 

Notes for CATHERINE LANCASTER:

FILE - Appleby: Michaelmas: Sessions roll - ref. WQ/SR/535 - date: 1795

item: [no title] - ref. WQ/SR/535/6 - date: 18 August [1795]

|_ Scope and Content [extract] ... Recognizance, John Redman badger Thomas Cockbane and Edward Allon millers all of Hawes co. York for their appearance to prefer a bill of indictment against Margaret Cumstone, John Loadman, Margaret Wray and Cathrine Slee for committing a riot at Kirkby Stephen on 3 August [1795]. Bill found ...

item: [no title] - ref. WQ/SR/535/8 - date: 30 August [1795]

|_ Scope and Content [extract] ... Recognizance, Thomas Bradley tanner and Thomas Hutchinson husbandman of Kirkby Stephen for appearance of Margaret Wray and Cathrine Slee of Kirkby Stephen to answer to a bill of indictment for a riot. Found guilty ...

item: [no title] - ref. WQ/SR/535/12 - date: 3 August [1795]

|_ Scope and Content [extract] ... Presentment, Margaret wife of Richard Cumpstone late of Kirkby Stephen labourer, Margaret Wray late of Kirkby Stephen singlewoman, Catherine wife of John Slee of Kirkby Stephen cordwainer and Thomas Maugham late of Kirkby Stephen weaver and other persons unknown to number of ten or more 3 August [1795] on at Kirkby Stephen riotously assembled, assaulted Thomas Cockbone and Edward Allan and carried away 12 loads of oats of [the goods of] Thomas Cockbone of the value of 7 and 7 loads of oats of [the goods of] Edward Allan to the value of 7. A true bill. Guilty. ...

item: [no title] - ref. WQ/SR/535/13 - date: 3 August [1795]

|_ Scope and Content [extract] ... Presentment, Margaret wife of Richard Cumpstone late of Kirkby Stephen labourer, Margaret Wray late of Kirkby Stephen singlewoman, Catherine wife of John Slee late of Kirkby Stephen cordwainer and Thomas Maugham late of Kirkby Stephen weaver and other persons unknown to number of ten or more on 3 August[1795] at Kirkby Stephen riotously assembled, assaulted John Redman and carried away 7 bags of oatmeal, one bushel of wheat and rye mixed and 9 bushels of barley of [the goods of] John Redman to the value of 7. A true bill. Guilty. Margaret Cumpstone fined 1s and to be imprisoned until fees and fine paid, Catharine Slee one month imprisonment and until her fees are paid, Thomas Maugham one month imprisonment and until his fees are paid and Margaret Wray 6 months imprisonment and until her fees are paid [see WQ/SR/535/5-8] ...

 

 

 

More About CATHERINE LANCASTER:

Christening: August 22, 1762, Christened in Kirkby Stephen daughter of Richard Lancaster of Kirkby Stephen

 

Marriage Notes for JOHN SLEE and CATHERINE LANCASTER:

Entry in Kirkby Stephen parish Marriage Registry: "John Slee singleman aged 23 and Catherine Lancaster single woman aged 20 both of this Parish were married in the Church by banns this 22 day of June 1782" signed John Slee (full signature) and Catherine Lancaster (mark) in the presence of four witnesses (difficult to make out names)

 

More About JOHN SLEE and CATHERINE LANCASTER:

Marriage: June 22, 1782, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Children of JOHN SLEE and CATHERINE LANCASTER are:

i. THOMAS3 SLEE, b. 1783, Kirby Stephen Westmorland England.

 

More About THOMAS SLEE:

Christening: June 22, 1783, Christened Kirkby Stephen

 

ii. AGNES SLEE, b. 1785, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

 

More About AGNES SLEE:

Christening: May 28, 1785, Christened, daughter of John and Catherine Slee Kirkby Stephen Shoemaker (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

 

5. iii. RICHARD SLEE, b. July 17, 1787, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. July 20, 1851, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

iv. JOHN SLEE, b. 1789, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.); d. September 24, 1815, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.).

 

More About JOHN SLEE:

Census: October 11, 1789, Christened Kirkby Stephen

 

v. ELIZABETH SLEE, b. 1792; m. JOHN ROBSON, July 23, 1815, Kirby Stephen Westmorland England.

 

More About ELIZABETH SLEE:

Christening: April 1, 1792, Christened Kirkby Stephen with sister Mary (not recorded as twins in registry) (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

 

More About JOHN ROBSON and ELIZABETH SLEE:

Marriage: July 23, 1815, Kirby Stephen Westmorland England

 

vi. MARY SLEE, b. 1792, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.); d. January 27, 1849, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.).

 

More About MARY SLEE:

Census: April 1, 1792, Christened Kirkby Stephen with sister Elizabeth (not noted as twins)

Christening: June 6, 1841, Census - Living Main Street, Female Servant, aged 40? (should have been 49)

 

vii. MARGARET SLEE, b. 1794.

 

More About MARGARET SLEE:

Census: September 7, 1794, Christened Kirkby Stephen

 

6. viii. CATHERINE SLEE, b. 1797, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

ix. WILLIAM SLEE, b. 1799.

 

More About WILLIAM SLEE:

Christening: October 20, 1799, Christened Kirkby Stephen

 

 

4. THOMAS2 SLEE (THOMAS1) was born January 14, 1761 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.), and died May 7, 1829 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.). He married MARY FALLOWFIELD December 16, 1786 (Source: IGI.).

 

More About THOMAS SLEE:

Burial: May 7, 1829, Burial record states he was aged 69 years

Christening: Recorded as a Shoemaker on a number of records

 

More About THOMAS SLEE and MARY FALLOWFIELD:

Marriage: December 16, 1786 (Source: IGI.)

Children of THOMAS SLEE and MARY FALLOWFIELD are:

i. MARGARET3 SLEE, b. May 17, 1789, Bampton Westmorland England.

ii. ELIZABETH SLEE, b. January 1, 1792.

iii. WILLIAM SLEE, b. May 13, 1794.

iv. ANN SLEE, b. October 8, 1797.

v. ANN SLEE, b. October 4, 1799.

vi. SARAH SLEE, b. February 8, 1803, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: IGI FHS.); d. May 30, 1815, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.).

vii. AGNES SLEE, b. December 27, 1804.

viii. FRANCES SLEE, b. December 27, 1804; d. April 2, 1804, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.).

 

More About FRANCES SLEE:

Census: April 2, 1804, Burial of Frances daughter of Thos & Mary Slee aged 10 weeks

 

ix. THOS SLEE, b. August 20, 1808, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. October 29, 1808, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

5. RICHARD3 SLEE (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born July 17, 1787 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.), and died July 20, 1851 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Transcription from Family Bible.). He married MARGARET ROBINSON July 24, 1810 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England, daughter of WILLIAM ROBINSON and MARY TIRCKLER. She was born April 3, 1788 in Soulby Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.), and died March 21, 1874 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.).

 

Notes for RICHARD SLEE:

Entry in Kirkby Stephen parish registry christening - "Richard son of John Slee of Kirkby Stephen Shoemaker and Catherine his wife (late Lancaster)".

 

Entry in Parish Records of Kirkby Stephen in 1811 - "Account of Population for the Township of Kirkby Stephen" Inhabitable homes, 250, families, 264, uninhabitable 8.

 

June 6, 1841 Census - Richard and Margaret aged 53 indicated as born in Kirkby Stephen, with Richard aged 22, Stonemason, Mary 14, Thomas 9, and Margaret 9. A boarder by the name of John Wilson aged 6 also lived with them.

 

More About RICHARD SLEE:

Burial: July 24, 1851, Burial of Richard Slee, farmer, 64 years, of natural decay not certified (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.)

Census: June 6, 1841, Census - Living Town Head, Aged 53 Shoemaker (Source: Census 1841.)

Christening: July 17, 1787, Christened Kirkby Stephen (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

 

Notes for MARGARET ROBINSON:

Parish records of Kirkby Stephen record two christening in 1788 for a Margaret Robinson. July 6, Margaret daughter of Josuah Robinson of Taffel-Hill Husbandman and Alice his wife (late Tunstill) - April 3, Margaret Daughter of William Robinson of Sothby Husbandman and Mary his wife (late Tirckler). I have used the second record because of the date and age - see marriage record, and naming of children (no Josuah or Alice). Confirmed by 1851 Census which states that Margaret Robinson was born in Soulby.

 

Margaret Slee died in Kirkby Stephen March 21, 1874 at the age of 85 widow of Richard Slee Shoemaker of natural decay (certified) with Agnes Slee her daughter in law present at the death.

 

Interred by Rev. N.C. Hesk Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church March 24, 1874 at age 85 years

 

More About MARGARET ROBINSON:

Baptism: April 3, 1788, Christened Kirkby Stephen daughter of William Robinson (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Burial: March 24, 1874, Interred Wesleyan Methodist Church Kirkby Stephen (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetary Internment Record Kirkby Stephen.)

Census: June 6, 1841, Census living Town Head, Aged 53 (Source: Census 1841.)

 

Marriage Notes for RICHARD SLEE and MARGARET ROBINSON:

Entry in Kirkby Stephen parish registry Marriage - "Banns of Marriage were published in this Church between Richard Slee and Margaret Robinson both of this parish on July 8th, 15th, 22nd 1810. Richard Slee singleman aged 22 and Margaret Robinson aged 22 both of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns the 24th of July 1810" signed Rich Slee and Margaret Robinson (Margaret's looks like she had been practicing - very poor writing) Witnessed by John Lough and Hannah Robinson

 

More About RICHARD SLEE and MARGARET ROBINSON:

Marriage: July 24, 1810, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England

Children of RICHARD SLEE and MARGARET ROBINSON are:

i. CATHERINE4 SLEE, b. March 24, 1811, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Slee Family Bible Margaret Slee's Book AD 1830.); d. August 8, 1836, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Slee Family Bible Margaret Slee's Book AD 1830.); m. WILLIAM TAYLOR, August 9, 1834, Dent, York, England.

 

Notes for CATHERINE SLEE:

Margaret Marr states in a paper that Aunt Kate (Bannister) says "Only two - Richard and Thomas had children" though in her own notes she says she is married with three children (no supporting evidence). No record of death or Marriage (checked 1827-36) in Parish Records of Kirkby Stephen.

 

More About CATHERINE SLEE:

Burial: August 8, 1836, Buried with Parents in Methodist Church Graveyard, Kirby Stephen (Source: Margaret Marr letter to Dorthy Marr.)

Christening: June 27, 1811, Christened Kirkby Stephen, dau. Richard Slee shoemaker & Eliz. late Robinson? (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Note: Married with 3 Children ?

 

More About WILLIAM TAYLOR and CATHERINE SLEE:

Marriage: August 9, 1834, Dent, York, England

 

ii. WILLIAM SLEE, b. December 1, 1813, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Margaret Marr letter to Dorthy Marr.); d. April 4, 1844, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.).

 

Notes for WILLIAM SLEE:

William Slee who was the older brother (by 5 years) of Richard Slee died on April 4, 1844. He was a Linen Draper by trade and died at 31 years of age of Phthisis Pulmonalis (Pulmonary Tuberculosis) with Richard Slee Junior (Williams father who was also call Richard was still alive at the time) present at the death. Five months later Richard Junior has his first son with Agnes and they name him William Slee. I imagine the Richard and William were quite close and that he named his first born after him.

 

More About WILLIAM SLEE:

Baptism: December 25, 1813, Christened Kirkby Stephen son of Richard and Margaret Slee, shoemaker (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Burial: April 8, 1844, Burial aged 30 Methodist Chapel (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Fact 1: Not married

 

iii. JOHN SLEE, b. November 11, 1815, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Slee Family Bible Margaret Slee's Book AD 1830.); d. April 24, 1866, Dalton, Ulverston, Lancaster (now Cumbria) England (Source: (1) Slee Family Bible Margaret Slee's Book AD 1830., (2) Death Certificate GRO England.).

 

Notes for JOHN SLEE:

John Slee died on April 24, 1866 at Dalton, Ulverston, County Lancaster (now Cumbria) England of a "Concussion of the Brain caused by a fall from a gig (a two wheeled carriage). The information was received from William Butler Coroner for the Liberty of Furness. Inquest was held on April 25 1866 and was registered by a George Simpson on April 27th. He was listed as male, 50 years and an Assistant Overseer on the death certificate.

 

More About JOHN SLEE:

Christening: December 31, 1815, Christened Kirkby Stephen son of Richard Slee, shoemaker (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

 

7. iv. RICHARD SLEE, b. October 15, 1818, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. September 11, 1855, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

v. MARY SLEE, b. May 9, 1827, Kirby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Slee Family Bible Margaret Slee's Book AD 1830.); d. June 29, 1855, Kirby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.).

 

Notes for MARY SLEE:

Mary Slee aged 28 a Dress maker of Kirkby Stephen died o Phthisis Pulmonalis (Pulmonary Tuberculosis) on June 29, 1855 with Richard Slee her brother present (he would die in 2 months).

 

More About MARY SLEE:

Baptism: October 15, 1828, Christened Kirby Stephen, dau., Richard shoemaker (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Burial: July 1, 1855, Burial record aged 28 (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Census: March 30, 1851, Census - Aged 23 Dress maker (Source: Census 1851.)

 

8. vi. THOMAS SLEE, b. March 28, 1832, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. February 6, 1893, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada.

vii. MARGARET SLEE, b. 1832.

 

Notes for MARGARET SLEE:

Mentioned in 1841 census - no record in family bible or family documents

 

 

6. CATHERINE3 SLEE (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1797 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.). She married RICHARD HORSFIELD May 8, 1820 in Kirby Stephen Westmorland England, son of JOHN HORSFIELD and MARGARET. He was born 1792, and died March 28, 1832 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Westmorland Church Notes - Bellasis.).

 

Notes for CATHERINE SLEE:

In the 1851 Census a James Horsefield is listed as her Grandson aged 3 years born in Kirkby Stephen. Could be the son of either John or Richard Horsefield.

 

More About CATHERINE SLEE:

Census: November 28, 1797, Christened Kirkby Stephen

 

Notes for RICHARD HORSFIELD:

From Westmorland Church Notes by Bellais

HORSFIELD.

In m. John Horsfield (late of Kirkby Stephen, Mason) who d. August 30th

1848 aged 84, Also of Margaret his Wife who d. January 19th 1837 aged 73.

Also of Richard their Son who d. March 28th 1832 aged 40.

 

 

More About RICHARD HORSFIELD and CATHERINE SLEE:

Marriage: May 8, 1820, Kirby Stephen Westmorland England

Children of CATHERINE SLEE and RICHARD HORSFIELD are:

9. i. JOHN4 HORSFIELD, b. 1821, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

ii. MARGARET HORSFIELD, b. 1825, Appleby Westmorland England (Source: Census 1851.).

 

More About MARGARET HORSFIELD:

Census: March 30, 1851, Census - Gen Servant

 

iii. RICHARD HORSFIELD, b. 1828, Appleby Westmorland England (Source: Census 1851.).

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

7. RICHARD4 SLEE (RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born October 15, 1818 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Slee Family Bible Margaret Slee's Book AD 1830.), and died September 11, 1855 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.). He married AGNES HUTCHINSON (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.) May 11, 1843 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Marriage Certificate GRO England.), daughter of JOHN HUTCHINSON and JANE PARKINSON. She was born December 2, 1821 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: (1) Census 1841., (2) IGI., (3) Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.), and died December 4, 1900 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.).

 

Notes for RICHARD SLEE:

On William Slee's birth certificate it is noted that Richard Slee is a stone mason (as well as every other birth certificate and his death certificate).

 

On the 1851 Census Richard is listed as a visitor in Ousby Cumberland (9 miles ENE of Penrith) 32 years of age, occupation stone mason. His younger brother Thomas is listed in the same household whose head is a Deborah Dawson, widow aged 56. He is named as a visitor, unmarried and an apprenticed stonemason to Richard.

 

Richard Slee aged 35 years a stone mason is found dead in bed of natural causes in Warcop certified by Geo Thompson Coroner Appleby. He is buried in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Kirkby Stephen on September 13, 1855 by Thos Fawcett.

 

More About RICHARD SLEE:

Baptism: June 2, 1819, Christened, Kirkby Stephen son of Richard shoemaker

Burial: September 13, 1855, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetary Internment Record Kirkby Stephen.)

Census: June 6, 1841, Census Aged 22, living with parents, Town Head, Stonemason

 

Notes for AGNES HUTCHINSON:

In the 1861 Census Agnes is living on Workhouse Street and is listed as the head of the household, a widow having been born in Kirkby Stephen. Also described as a dressmaker (not very clear) and living with her is her mother in-law Margaret Slee (nee Robinson) aged 73 born Soulby

 

In the 1871 Census Agnes is living at #3 the Green and is list as Head Widowed, 49 and a dressmaker. At home with her are her daughters and son and unmarried are Jane Slee 24 Dressmaker, Margaret Slee 22 Dressmaker, and Richard Slee 15 Telegraph Clerk. Also visiting is a Betsey Brewer? aged 47 married, blacksmith wife born Kirkby Stephen.

 

In 1881 Census living at Tinkler Hill, Head of Household, 59 years, annuitant, lodger Joseph Ridley, unmarried, watchmaker 58 years.

 

Pictures of Kirkby Stephen Stephen from Ethel Slee who traveled to Kirkby Stephen in August 1914 and sent back three pictures:

 

Kirkby Stephen Market Square - Post Card date August 18th 1914, "Auntie (Lady Brierley?) and I are up here for a week. Came last Saturday. We are staying at a boarding house almost opposite where you lived (on North Road) Quant old town. Ethel - addressed to Mr. R. Slee Stone Limited. Toronto Ont. Canada.

 

Slee Houses Kirkby Stephen written in Ethel's handwriting on back of photo "Kirkby Stephen. the arrow is the house Grandpa (William Slee) built and the one they last lived in before going to Canada. The one next is "Grannie's house" (Grandpa's Mother)" (Agnes Hutchinson Slee) Note added afterward "(Taken in 1914) Auntie B with parasol"

 

River Eden Kirby Stephen written in Ethel's hand writing on back of photo "This is a snap I took from Grandpa's garden in Kirkby Stephen. The man in the boat with Auntie, lives in the house Grandpa (William) built. He owns both boats. That's his little daughter and neighbour's boy in the far boat. It's the river Eden and both Grandpa's and our great grandmother's (Agnes Slee) gardens run down to the rivers edge. Those are the hills behind Kirkby Stephen in the distance. Aug. 1914"

 

Death Certificate states that she died of Bronchitis, Congestion of the lungs, and exhaustion. The death was registered by E. Carr Present, 4 Union Square, Kirkby Stephen. It also stated that she was 79 year of age and the widow of Richard Slee, Builder.

 

 

More About AGNES HUTCHINSON:

Census: 1881, Census - Kirkby Stephen Annuant - no other family listed

Christening: December 2, 1821, Chrisened IGI Kirkby Stephen

 

Marriage Notes for RICHARD SLEE and AGNES HUTCHINSON:

Marriage entry (Certificate for GRO England) states that she was a spinster and he a bachelor and a Stonemason. His father is Richard Slee a shoemaker and her father John Hutchinson is listed as a joiner (also in Parish record). A Mary Slee is a witness (Richard's Sister?)

 

More About RICHARD SLEE and AGNES HUTCHINSON:

Marriage: May 11, 1843, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Marriage Certificate GRO England.)

Children of RICHARD SLEE and AGNES HUTCHINSON are:

10. i. WILLIAM5 SLEE, b. August 25, 1844, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. January 24, 1927, Hamilton Ontario.

11. ii. JANE SLEE, b. September 1, 1846, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England.

iii. MARGARET SLEE, b. July 3, 1848, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.); m. JOHN PILLING BRIERLEY, March 1, 1881, St. Saviour's Oldham, Manchester, Lancaster England; b. 1820.

 

Notes for MARGARET SLEE:

In the Census of 1881taken on April 3, Margaret is with John Pilling Brierly listed as Visitor (head) Director of Manufacturing Company, aged 64 birth place Rochdale, Lancshire England with Margaret Brierley age 32 listed as daughter (not wife though they had been married for just over a month).

 

In 1901 Census she is widowed aged 54 and living at Biskey Howe, Bowness on Windermere, Westmorland, living on own means, with two servants (a cook and domestic). She is being visited by a Mary Milligan age 46 who was born in Askham Westmorland.

 

Travelled to Canada in 1914, She arrived at Ellis Island USA on April 22, 1914 at 55 years (indicated as married) on the Oruba out of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (indicates she is living in Lancaster England).

 

More About MARGARET SLEE:

Census: April 7, 1861, Living with mother age 12 born KS

 

Marriage Notes for MARGARET SLEE and JOHN BRIERLEY:

John Pilling Brierly, Widower, aged 61, cotton manufacturer married Margaret Slee aged 32, spinster at the Parish Church of St. Saviour on March 1, 1881. John's address is listed as 230 Brunswick Street Rochdale and his father is Abraham Brierley deceased.

 

More About JOHN BRIERLEY and MARGARET SLEE:

Marriage: March 1, 1881, St. Saviour's Oldham, Manchester, Lancaster England

 

iv. JOHN SLEE, b. September 30, 1850, Born in Kirkby Stephen (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.); d. May 26, 1851, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.).

 

Notes for JOHN SLEE:

John Slee was born to Richard a Stonemason and Agnes on September 30, 1850 and died of Hydrocephalus (certified) on May 26, 1851 with his father present at the death in Kirkby Stephen.

 

More About JOHN SLEE:

Burial: May 29, 1851, Kirkby Stephen Methodist Chapel (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetary Internment Record Kirkby Stephen.)

 

v. JOHN SLEE, b. October 1852, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. May 30, 1870, Warcop Westmorland England (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.).

 

Notes for JOHN SLEE:

John Slee was born approximately a year and a half after is younger brother also name John had died at just 8 months. It would appear that Richard and Agnes Slee decided to name this child after their lost child.

 

John Slee who was working as a Railway Station Clerk died on May 30, 1870 in Warcop aged 17 years on Phthisis (TB) certified, with his grandmother Margaret Slee of Kirkby Stephen present at the death (she would have been 81 year old at the time).

 

More About JOHN SLEE:

Baptism: November 7, 1852, Baptism Wesleysian Methodist Chapel Kirkby Stephen (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Baptism Records Kirkby Stephen.)

Burial: June 2, 1870, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetary Internment Record Kirkby Stephen.)

 

vi. RICHARD SLEE, b. May 19, 1855, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.); d. March 2, 1882, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.).

 

Notes for RICHARD SLEE:

In family photo album (William's?) there is a picture with a note from R.H. Slee "Uncle Dick Slee of Kirby Stephen "Organist - Old Bachelor" Grandpa Slee's brother". With the death of his father Richard on September 11, 1855 he appears to have been born just before his father's death on May 19, 1855.

 

In the 1861 census he is listed as 5 years of age and a scholar living with his mother Agnes and grandmother Margaret both listed as widows.

 

In the 1871 census in England there is no record of a Richard Slee (who would have been aged 15) in Kirkby Stephen or surrounding area. His mother Agnes at age 49 is living with a border in Kirkby Stephen. Richard's elder brother William is also not listed in Kirkby Stephen however his son Richard was born in 1869 in New Shildon Durham County.

 

In 1881 census in Hamilton Ontario Richard aged 25 unmarried, clerk, Methodist is listed as the brother of the Head of the Household William aged 36. In the 1891 though William is still listed in the Hamilton Census Richard his brother is not. Richard appears a second time in the census as a gentleman, aged 25 visiting George Helm and Margaret Slee (his cousin) on a farm in Barton, Wentworth South, Ontario

 

The death certificate shows that Richard died on March 2, 1882 at aged 26 years of epilepsy, Phthisis Pneumonalis (Pulmonary Tuberculosis) certified by M.R. Fairer M.B. with Agnes Slee mother present at death in Kirkby Stephen.

The Internment records of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Kirkby Stephen record the internment of a Richard Slee on March 5, 1882 aged 26 by Thos Fawcett.

 

The two pictures in the Scrapbook appear to have been taken in the Manchester Liverpool area where the Slees leaving or returning to Northern England would have used to take ship. Because of the difference in dress and hair style I am assuming that the picture without a mustache was taken before leaving for Canada and the other on the return.

 

More About RICHARD SLEE:

Baptism: July 22, 1855, Christened Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Rev. George Abbott (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Baptism Records Kirkby Stephen.)

Burial: March 5, 1882, Interred Wesleyan Methodist Church Kirkby Stephen (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetary Internment Record Kirkby Stephen.)

Census: April 7, 1861, Census - aged 5 living with mother and grandmother (Source: Census 1851.)

 

 

8. THOMAS4 SLEE (RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born March 28, 1832 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Slee Family Bible Margaret Slee's Book AD 1830.), and died February 6, 1893 in Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada (Source: Vital Statistics Registry Micro film Archives of Ontario.). He married MARY VIPOND, daughter of JOHN VIPOND and HANNAH ROBINSON. She was born July 8, 1830 in Renwick, Cumberland County, England (Source: Census Canada 1901.), and died June 23, 1913 in Goodlands Manitoba (Source: Lowe McClelland Website.).

 

Notes for THOMAS SLEE:

On the 1851English Census Thomas is listed as a visitor in Ousby Cumberland (9 miles ENE of Penrith) 19 years of age, unmarried and an apprentice stonemason to Richard Slee his older brother who is listed in the same household whose head is a Deborah Dawson, widow aged 56. Richard is named as a visitor, aged 32, stonemason (both are recorded as being born in Kirkby Stephen)

 

From a note (November 19, 1997) from Jane Ayres (of Kitchener/Doon - Homer Watson Gallery) who knew Harold and Mina Slee as a child. Historical Atlas of Waterloo and Wellington Counties, Walker and Miles. Toronto 1881, page 12 - Waterloo Township, Slee, Thomas, farmer owns 224 acres of land, Lot 10 (&11) Beasley Old Survey. Is a native of England. Born 1832, settled in this county, 1856. Is Postmaster and School Trustee. PO Address, Doon. Farm of Thomas Slee on a Map of Waterloo Township and it is the farm where Harold and Mina Slee lived where Connestoga College and new road are now located.

 

The Post Office in Doon was established September 6, 1851 and on April 1, 1867 Thomas Slee was appointed as Postmaster in Doon and vacated this position on February 9, 1893 as a result of his death (only individual to serve for life).

 

Microfilm copy of death record states that Thomas Slee of Waterloo Twp, Waterlod died on February 6, 1893 at 60 yrs 9mos and 11 days. He was a Methodist and farmer who was born in England. Died of Heart Failure after a duration of 12 months. He was attended by a Dr. McIntyre. His son John R. Slee was the informant on February 14, 1893.

 

In 1861 Canadian Census it is recorded that Thomas and his wife (not legible) lived in a frame house with Margaret Slee 3 years and Mary Hannah Slee 2 years in Waterloo Twp.

 

1881 Census Place: Waterloo South, Waterloo South, Ontario, Canada

Source: FHL Film 1375900 NAC C-13264 Dist 161 SubDist C Div 3 Page 50 Family 227

Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace

Thomas SLEE M M 48 English England

Occ: Farmer Religion: Weslyan Methodist

Mary SLEE F M 49 English England

Religion: Weslyan Methodist

Mary SLEE F 22 English O <Ontario>

Occ: School Teacher Religion: Weslyan Methodist

John SLEE M 16 English O <Ontario>

Religion: Weslyan Methodist

Catharina SLEE F 11 English O <Ontario>

Religion: Weslyan Methodist

 

 

More About THOMAS SLEE:

Burial: Doon Prebyterian Cemetary

Census: March 30, 1851, English Census- Visiting apprentice stonemason in Ousby Cumberland

Christening: January 13, 1833, Christened Kirby Stephen son of Richard Slee shoemaker (Source: Parish Record - Kirkby Stephen.)

Emigration: Abt. 1853, Emigrated from England

Immigration: 1851, No listing in Census for a Thomas Slee in Waterloo Twp. (Source: Census Ontario 1851.)

Occupation: 1857, Listed in Ontario Register 1857 as Mason in Doon

 

More About MARY VIPOND:

Census: March 31, 1901, Aged 70 living with Hugh Wallace and Mary H. Slee (Source: Census Canada 1901.)

Emigration: 1852, From England to Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.)

Children of THOMAS SLEE and MARY VIPOND are:

i. HANNAH5 SLEE, b. May 15, 1856, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada (Source: Slee Head Stone Doon Presbyterian Cemetary.); d. September 15, 1857, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada (Source: Slee Head Stone Doon Presbyterian Cemetary.).

12. ii. MARGARET SLEE, b. 1857, Doon, Waterloo, Upper Canada; d. 1937.

13. iii. MARY HANNAH SLEE, b. September 9, 1858, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada; d. December 22, 1917, Goodlands Manitoba.

14. iv. JOHN RICHARD SLEE, b. December 20, 1864, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada; d. November 25, 1933, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada.

15. v. CATHERINE ELIZABETH SLEE, b. December 11, 1869, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada; d. 1958, Roslyn Heights, Long Island New York.

 

 

9. JOHN4 HORSFIELD (CATHERINE3 SLEE, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1821 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Census 1851.). He married MARY. She was born in Brough, Westmorland England?.

 

More About JOHN HORSFIELD:

Census: March 30, 1851, Census - Aged 30 Coal Dealer

 

More About MARY:

Census: April 7, 1861, Aged 36

Children of JOHN HORSFIELD and MARY are:

i. ELIZABETH5 HORSEFIELD, b. 1854.

ii. RICHARD HORSEFIELD, b. 1856.

iii. EDWARD C. HORSEFIELD, b. 1857.

iv. MARGARET HORSEFIELD, b. 1860.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

10. WILLIAM5 SLEE (RICHARD4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born August 25, 1844 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.), and died January 24, 1927 in Hamilton Ontario. He married MARGARET TAYLOR August 24, 1867 in Parish Church Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Marriage Certificate GRO England.), daughter of EDMUND TAYLOR and SARAH. She was born May 26, 1847 in Warton England (Source: Census 1861.), and died February 28, 1923 in Hamilton Ontario (Source: Gravestone in Hamilton.).

 

Notes for WILLIAM SLEE:

In the 1871 Census William aged 26, joiner is living with his inlaws the Taylors at 111 Bucklane with his Wife Margaret Taylor age 23 and his son Richard age 1 who had been born in Shildon Durham.

 

William Slee left Liverpool England on board the S.S. Circassian with 244 other passengers, belonging to the Montreal Ocean Steam-Ship Company on March 18, 1880. He is listed as a carpenter, aged 35, English, Single, Destination Toronto, Ontario, contracted to land at Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Contract Ticket number 1251, Arrived Halifax March 29, 1880.

 

The family followed from Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England in July 1880 (see Methodist Bible presented to his son Richard on his leaving for Canada). William brought with him a grandfather clock (now in the possession of Richard Charles Slee - date circa 1780 and made in Penrith by Green). He also had a tool box (also in the possession of Richard C. Slee) that might have also been brought from England. Four joiner planes are also in the possession of Richard C. Slee (four planes, a chair he made in 1860 and a Bucksaw donated to the Black Creek Pioneer Village by Richard H. Slee in October 1970).

 

1881 Census Place: Ward 6, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

Source: FHL Film 1375893 NAC C-13257 Dist 149 SubDist F Div 2 Page 63 Family 304

Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace

William SLEE M M 36 English England

Occ: Carpenter Religion: C. Methodist

Margaret SLEE F M 33 English England

Religion: C. Methodist

Richard SLEE M 12 English England

Religion: C. Methodist

Sarah A SLEE F 8 English England

Religion: C. Methodist

Catherine M SLEE F 5 English England

Religion: C. Methodist

Thomas R SLEE M 2 English England

Religion: C. Methodist

Richard SLEe M 25 English England

Occ: Clerk Religion: C.

 

OBITUARY WILLIAM SLEE

 

William Slee, an old and highly respected resident of this city, passed away last evening after a brief illness at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C. S. Emery, 568 Cannon street east. Mr. Slee was born at Westmoreland, England. 83 years ago and has resided in this city for over 46 years. He was a member of the United church and of Doric lodge A.F. & A.M.; also of Maple Leaf court, A.O.F., and one of the oldest members of the I.O.O.F. of this city. Left to mourn are two sons, Richard Slee, of Toronto, and T. R. Slee, of Ottawa: two daughters. Mrs. C. S. Emery and Mrs.T. Baillie, of this city, and two sisters Mrs. Cameron, of Middlesboro England and Mrs. Brierley of Lancaster, England. Service will be held at the above address on Wednesday at 3 o'clock. Interment will be at Hamilton cemetery.

 

Masonic History (from Grand Lodge of Canada)

 

Slee, William

Age 48, Carpenter, Hamilton

Doric Lodge No. 382

Roll #203

I - February 20, 1893

P - April 17, 1893

R - May 30, 1893

Withdrew: August 16, 1897

 

Slee, William

Age 52, Carpenter, Hamilton

Strict Observance Lodge No. 27

Roll #606

Affiliated: September 17, 1897

Died: January 22, 1927

 

The History of the Lodge of Strict Observance 1847-1947 GRC # 27

by W. Bro. E.H. Mowbray 1947

 

THE STORY of any Masonic Lodge is always intimately interwoven with the story of the community wherein its members live.

 

The settlement of lands of which the city of Hamilton is now the urban center, began towards the end of the Eighteenth Century, and by 1791 there were thirty?one families settled here at the head of Lake Ontario. Townships were surveyed as settlers came in and in 1796 The Barton Lodge was warranted to the Township of Barton. It ceased work in 1810 owing to war and its consequences.

 

In the year 1813 George Hamilton laid out his farm in village lots and from him the settlement took its name.

Impetus to industrial life was given by the decision to construct the Burlington Canal to connect the Bay with Lake Ontario and in 1834 when that Canal and the Desjardins Canal to Dundas were open there were 2,100 inhabitants, and within two years later The Barton Lodge resumed labour.

 

In 1846 Hamilton was incorporated as a city with a population of 6,832 and with its new dignity came the urge for a new Masonic Lodge warranted to the new city, and was named the Lodge of Strict Observance. Whence came the name! No records were made to give definite guidance and surmise must take their place. However, the history of Masonry (world wide) may supply the answer. The Order of the Strict Observance was one of the greatest and most active of the many Masonic Orders in Europe in the Eighteenth Century. For generations the history of the Strict Observance is also that of Freemasonry over a great part of the continent of Europe. The great contest during those times was whether the Grand Lodge system as established first in London in 1717 should, as it claimed, be supreme over all Craft Freemasonry, or be relegated to an inferior position to the great Scots' Rites or Templar Bodies of Europe. This bitter contest came to an end in 1845 when the Order of Strict Observance was disbanded after submission to Craft Freemasonry. The name Strict Observance must have been in the minds and on the tongues of every informed Freemason at that time.

 

WOR. BRO. L. F. STEPHENS October 17th 1947

 

Page 78 - September 17, 1897. Attached to the minute book page 128 (book 5884?5894) is a notice sent to the members of the Jubilee meeting.

1. Regular summons, general business, to initiate 1, pass 3, to raise 0, to ballot for affiliation on

Bro. G. K. B. Adams, Neepewa, No. 24, Manitoba

Bro. Wm. Slee, Doric Lodge, No. 382.

The M.W. the G.M. is expected to be present.

Incidents in History will be given and addresses by some of the oldest members.

A conversazione will be held in the Masonic Hall ?Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1897. Tickets $1.00 per couple and fifty cents for each extra lady.

 

G. W. Kappele, W.M. ;

Wm. C. Morton, Sec.

 

Approximately two hundred members and visitors were present. Replies to our invitation to be present were received from St. John's Lodge and Temple Lodge. The reply from St. John's Lodge contained the following resolution "Whereas Strict Observance was the first Masonic body to extend the right hand of fellowship to St. John's Lodge in December 1852, by an invitation to join them in celebrating St. John's Day at a banquet in Bro. Davidson's City Hotel on the evening of its formation, that the communication just read be received and filed, that the officers and members of this Lodge be urged to avail themselves of the invitation; that the officers and members of St. John's Lodge congratulate Strict Observance Lodge on its Semi centennial anniversary, hope the Jubilee meeting and At Home may be a success in every respect and that the future of Strict Observance Lodge may be still more prosperous and happy than its past."

The reply from the Temple Lodge stated that the invitation had been accepted and that the W.M. had urged the brethren to turn out in large numbers.

 

"M.W. Bro. J. M. Gibson, G.M., was announced and received."

"A synopsis of the history of the Lodge compiled by R.W. Bro. J. J. Mason, R.W. Bro. R. L. Gunn, and W. Bro. Wm. C. Morton was then read by R.W. Bro. J. J. Mason. M.W. Bro. J. M. Gibson also spoke and mentioned past incidents.

"Interesting remarks were made by Bro. Alex Turner, who was elected. Treasurer in 1863 and held office ever since."

"W. Bro. Whitcombe was initiated in 1870, also made a few remarks."

"Bro. J. E. Dallyn, initiated in 1854, and the oldest initiated member, was introduced and got a hearty reception. He was a steward for part of the year of 1856. W. Bro. T. M. Davis presented the Lodge with a volume of the Sacred Law, which was accepted on behalf of the Lodge, by M.W. Bro. J. M. Gibson, G.M., of the Grand Lodge of Canada. A letter was also read from V.W. Bro. John Osborne who was W.M. in 1856, congratulating the Lodge on Jubilee night and the object they had in view."

 

Page 110 - G. W. Kappele Master, 1897 Slee, William Affliated Setpember 17, 1897

 

In the 1901 Census it states William Slee is a carpenter working 9 months a year from home and making $600 per annum.

 

More About WILLIAM SLEE:

Burial: January 26, 1927, Hamilton Cemetary

Census: 1891, Canadian Census, Hamilton Ward 6, aged 46, carpenter iron foundry, Methodist (Source: Ontario Census 1891.)

Emigration: March 18, 1880, Leaves Liverpool England for Canada on S.S. Circassian without family

Immigration: March 29, 1880, Arrives Halifax Nova Scotia aged 35, carpenter (Source: Reel C-4511 Canadian National Archives.)

Trade: 1873, Joiner in Trade Directory Kirkby Stephen, aged 29 (Source: Kelly's Directory of Cumberland Westmorland London 1873 ( from Kirkby Stephen at Work).)

 

Notes for MARGARET TAYLOR:

Living with parents in 1861 aged 13, unmarried, scholar in Kirkby Stephen, West side born in Warton. Not living in Kirkby Stephen in 1871 (had Richard in New Shildon in 1869). Moved to Canada in 1880. In 1881 Ontario Census living in Hamilton Ward 6, aged 33, Methodist, married to William Slee and living with children Richard, Sarah A., Catherine M., and Thomas R.. Williams brother Richard is also living with them. In 1891 census Hamilton Ward 6, listed as aged 43 Methodist who can read and write, with husband, and children Agnes, Kate and Tho Robinson Slee.

 

More About MARGARET TAYLOR:

Baptism: June 27, 1847, Chrisened IGI Kirkby Stephen

Census: April 1861, Census 1861 aged 13 living with parents in Kirkby Stephen

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM SLEE and MARGARET TAYLOR:

The marriage certificate states that William and Margaret were married in the Parish church of Kirkby Stephen which is hard to believe as the family had been devote methodists for some 30 years at this point. Williams mother is buried in the Methodist Chapel yard as is his brother, father grandparents and great aunt Catherine (1836). It states that they were "Married in the Parish Church according to the rites and ceremonies of the Established Church after banns by James Simpson Vicar". It also states that William was a bachelor 22 year of age and a Joiner whose father was Richard Slee Mason (died in 1855) and that Margaret Taylor was 20 years a spinster whose father was Edmund Taylor Husbandman. The witnessess were Joseph Cameron and Jane Slee, sister (who Joseph was to marry some time after this ceremony)

 

More About WILLIAM SLEE and MARGARET TAYLOR:

Marriage: August 24, 1867, Parish Church Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Marriage Certificate GRO England.)

Children of WILLIAM SLEE and MARGARET TAYLOR are:

16. i. RICHARD6 SLEE, b. June 22, 1869, East Street, New Shildon, Durham, England; d. June 5, 1944, Humber Bay, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

17. ii. SARAH AGNES SLEE, b. October 18, 1872, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. September 8, 1962.

18. iii. CATHERINE MARY SLEE, b. May 13, 1875, Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England; d. March 2, 1959, Hamilton Ontario.

iv. ETHEL SLEE, b. September 14, 1877, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.); d. October 15, 1877, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England (Source: Death Certificate GRO England.).

 

Notes for ETHEL SLEE:

Ethel Slee was born September 14, 1877 and was dead from influenza by October 15, 1877 (certified by J. W. Eder MD & LSA), her father William was present at the death.

 

More About ETHEL SLEE:

Burial: October 17, 1877, Interred Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Rev. W. Pallister (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetary Internment Record Kirkby Stephen.)

 

19. v. THOMAS ROBINSON SLEE, b. November 9, 1878, Kirby Stephen Westmorland, England; d. March 18, 1964, Toronto, Canada.

vi. WILLIAM PARKINSON SLEE, b. May 24, 1881, 149 Mary Street Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Source: Vital Statistics Registry Micro film Archives of Ontario.); d. August 28, 1890, Hamilton Ontario (Source: Vital Statistics Registry Micro film Archives of Ontario.).

 

Notes for WILLIAM PARKINSON SLEE:

Nickname Willie, died at nine year of age. Birth record shows that William Parkinson Slee, Male, born on May 24, 1881, of William Slee a Joiner and Margaret Taylor in Hamilton, Dr. J. A. Mullin attending. Death record show that Wm. Parkison Slee died on August 28, 1890 at 9yrs 3 months (born Hamilton), of a Cerebral Hemorrhage which took three 1/4 hours to kill him. Dr. R. R. Wallace of Hamilton was in attendance. The article which appeared in the Hamilton Spectator on August 30, 1890 stated that Willie had be playing with a dog which he tripped over striking his head. This caused the cerebral hemorage killing him three hours later.

 

More About WILLIAM PARKINSON SLEE:

Burial: August 30, 1890, Hamilton Cemetary

 

 

11. JANE5 SLEE (RICHARD4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 1, 1846 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.). She married JOSEPH CAMERON September 5, 1871 in Parish Church Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England, son of EWEN CAMERON and HANNAH. He was born October 19, 1849 in Kirby Stephen Westmorland, England (Source: IGI.).

 

Notes for JANE SLEE:

St. Catherines Index states fall on 1846 for her birth

 

List in the 1881 Census aged 33 as living at 39 Westward St. Middlesbrough York England with Joseph Cameron, Auctioneer, aged 31 her husband and her four children Herbert, Margaret, Walter and Harold.

 

In 1901 Census she is living at The Crescent Eden Grove, Middlesbrough, Widowed and living on own means. Marguerite aged 26, Walter age 24 (listed as a Shipp Steward), Ethel V. aged 18, Florence S. age 13 and Claude W. age 11 are living with Jane. There is no indication in the 1901 Census as to what happpened to Herbert Cameron (born 1873) or Harold Cameron (born 1880).

 

More About JANE SLEE:

Census: April 7, 1861, Census - not living at home with mother

 

Notes for JOSEPH CAMERON:

In the 1871 census he is living with his mother at Bridge End in Kirkby Stephen age 21 working as a Railway Fireman. His two brothers Kenneth and Christopher are also listed.

 

More About JOSEPH CAMERON:

Census: April 2, 1871, Kirkby Stephen, age 21 Railway Fireman

 

Marriage Notes for JANE SLEE and JOSEPH CAMERON:

Married in the parish church of Kirkby Stephen September 5, 1871. Joseph is 21 years of age, bachelor, his occupation is listed as a stoker. Father is Ewin Cameron a Sheep dealer. Witnesses are Thomas Robinson of Newbold and Margaret Slee. Jane is recorded as being 25 year old of Kirkby Stephen daughter of Richard Slee Stonemason.

 

More About JOSEPH CAMERON and JANE SLEE:

Marriage: September 5, 1871, Parish Church Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England

Children of JANE SLEE and JOSEPH CAMERON are:

i. HERBERT6 CAMERON, b. 1873, Penrith, Cumberland England.

ii. MARGARET CAMERON, b. 1875, Penrith, Cumberland England.

iii. WALTER CAMERON, b. 1877, Middlesbrough York England.

iv. HAROLD CAMERON, b. 1880, Middlesbrough York England.

v. ETHEL V. CAMERON, b. 1883.

vi. FLORENCE S. CAMERON, b. 1888.

vii. CLAUDE W. CAMERON, b. 1890.

 

 

12. MARGARET5 SLEE (THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1857 in Doon, Waterloo, Upper Canada (Source: Census Ontario 1861.), and died 1937. She married GEORGE HELEM.

 

Notes for GEORGE HELEM:

From Manitoba

 

1881 Census Place: Barton, Wentworth South, Ontario, Canada

Source: FHL Film 1375891 NAC C-13255 Dist 147 SubDist C Div 2 Page 4 Family 17

Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace

George HELEM M M 31 Scottish O <Ontario>

Occ: Farmer Religion: Methodist

Margeret HELEM F M 26 English O <Ontario>

Religion: Methodist

Mary HELEM F 6 Scottish O <Ontario>

Religion: Methodist

Tho Edward HELEM M 2 Scottish O <Ontario>

Religion: Methodist

Richard SLEE M 25 English England

Occ: Gentleman Religion: Methodist

 

More About GEORGE HELEM:

Census: 1881, Barton Wentworth Ontario Farmer age 31

Children of MARGARET SLEE and GEORGE HELEM are:

20. i. MARY ELLEN6 HELEM, b. 1875.

21. ii. THOMAS EDWARD HELEM, b. 1878; d. 1965.

22. iii. MAGARET MARIE HELEM, b. 1899.

 

 

13. MARY HANNAH5 SLEE (THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 9, 1858 in Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.), and died December 22, 1917 in Goodlands Manitoba (Source: Lowe McClelland Website.). She married HUGH WALLACE December 27, 1882 in Ontario (Source: Lowe McClelland Website.), son of JOHN WALLACE and JEANETTE HUNTER. He was born May 6, 1858 in Ayre, Ontario, Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.), and died April 18, 1930 in Goodlands Manitoba.

 

Notes for MARY HANNAH SLEE:

Known as Hattie. She fell out of the Barn loft. The following is her obituary notice:

Thursday, January 3, 1918 Mary Hannah Slee Wallace (Hattie).

 

No headings. Taken from the Goodlands column of the Deloraine paper.

 

Mr. Hugh Wallace and family desire to take this opportunity of thanking their friends in the Goodlands district for the many kind tokens of sympathy offered to them in their bereavement. They greatly appreciated the generous help which was so freely given, and sincerely trust that none who were present at the funeral suffered any ill effects from the inclement weather.

 

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It is with deep and sincere regret that we have to record the death of Mrs. Hugh Wallace of 31-1-24 on the morning of December 22nd. Mrs. Wallace was the victim of an unfortunate accident some weeks ago, but seemed well on the way to recovery; her passing away was most unexpected.

 

Mrs. Wallace was born at Doon, Ontario and in that neighbourhood she spent all her early life. In 1905 she came west with her husband and family and for some years they farmed in the Hazeldean District southeast of Deloraine, but afterwards came to Goodlands where they made their home on 31-1-24.

 

Mrs. Wallace spent a very active life. She was for many years associated with Church and Sunday School work. In the Goodlands Presbyterian Church, in which she was President of the Ladies Aid, she will be much missed; no less so in the Addington Sunday School with which she was connected from its inception. Nor did her activities cease there. For a number of years she was Secretary/Treasurer of Addington School District and a warm hearted supporter of both the Grain Growers Association at Goodlands and Addington. She was in addition a member of the Goodlands True Blues.

 

Mrs. Wallace was an intellectual woman with broad sympathies. In fact we have met few who could give such an unbiased and judicial opinion upon any matter submitted to her judgement. She was an ardent supporter of Women's Suffrage and a firm believer in the equality of the sexes. She held an unshakable faith in Missions, and her great gifts as an organizer were always at the disposal of a cause she believed to be of public interest.

 

In the death of Mrs. Wallace Goodlands has sustained one of those losses which are irreparable. Not only will she be missed in her own home, but in every department of our life. Her absence will not only touch us collectively, it is one which reaches us individually. We offer, on behalf of ourselves and of the public in general our very sincere sympathy to Mr. Hugh Wallace and his family in bereavement.

The funeral service was held at the house on December 26th and was conducted by Rev. G.W.B. Linton, minister of Goodlands Presbyterian Church, who delivered a short address on the life of the deceased. In spite of the weather a considerable number of friends had assembled to pay their last respects to the memory of the deceased and to show their sympathy for the bereaved relatives. The hymns, O Love That Will Not Let Me Go, The Sands of Time are Sinking and Jerusalem The Golden were sung after which the cortege proceeded to the cemetery where interment was made. The mourners were: Mrs. Wallace Sr., Mr. Hugh Wallace (husband), Mssrs. Tom and Hugh J. Wallace (sons), Mr. and Mrs. Bert Urie (daughter and son-in-law), Misses Mary and Jean Wallace (daughters), Mrs. Bannister (sister), Mr. and Mrs. George Helem (sister and brother-in-law) and Mr. Ed Helem (nephew). The casket was borne by Mssrs. Wm. Poole, Wm. Howden, E. Dobson, J.J. Whenham, F.C. Meggison and J.G. Corbett. Floral tributes were sent by the Goodlands Presbyterian Church, Goodlands Methodist Church, the Red Cross Societies of Goodlands and Addington, Addington Sunday School, The Grain Growers Association of Goodlands, The True Blues, Mrs. Wm. Howden, her sisters and the Family.

 

 

(verbatim transcription)

 

(* The True Blues were the Goodlands ladies auxiliary of the Orangemen's Lodge. My research indicates that the women's auxiliaries picked their name; thus True Blues was the name of just the Goodlands women. Waskada, Deloraine etc, if they had a women's auxiliary, would have been called something different.)

 

 

More About MARY HANNAH SLEE:

Burial: December 26, 1917, Goodlands Manitoba Cemetary (Source: Lowe McClelland Website.)

Census: 1881, Doon Waterloo living with parents, school teacher

 

Notes for HUGH WALLACE:

He moved his family to Deloraine Manitoba in 1905 and three years later homesteaded (farmed). Died of Arterio Sclerosis in 1930.

 

Hugh Wallace and his wife, the former Mary Hannah Slee, called Hattie, came from near Galt Ontario, in 1905. They had three daughters and two sons, Edith Isabel born 1884, Thomas Alexander born 1888, Hugh John born 1893, Anna Mary born1898 and Jean Ovens born 1901. Hugh rented Mr. Morrison's farm, (Mr. Morrison having taken auctioneering in Deloraine), six miles southeast (of Deloraine Manitoba) on the same section as Hazeldean school. At the same time he bought a section of virgin prairie between Goodlands and Waskada, starting immediately to "break". By 1908 there was enough of the prairie farm arable, and sufficient buildings up, that the family was able to move, giving up the Morrison's place. Edith married Albert Edward Urie. Tom married Sarah Etta Whenham in 1911, moving to Regina and later returning to the Addington district. They had two boys, Harvey died in his youth, and Hugh John, now lives in Alabama. Mrs. Wallace died as the result of an accident in 1917. In 1919 Hugh Junior married Minnie Alberta Condie and they had girls and a boy, Irene (Lowe), Marjory (Seipp) and Hilton. In 1935 Jean married John Walker and they have a daughter, Airdrie Young, and a son, Wallace Walker. Mary remained with school teaching until her retirement in 1960. Tom died in 1959, Hugh in 1973 and Mary in 1976. As one of Hilton's second names is Hugh and he has a son Hugh John, the fourth generation of Hugh Wallace's is living on the one-time section of the prairie. (from page 734 Deloraine Scans a Century, 1880-1980, Deloraine History Book Committee)

 

More About HUGH WALLACE:

Burial: April 20, 1930, Goodlands Manitoba Cemetary

Emigration: 1905, From Ontario to Deloraine Manitoba

 

More About HUGH WALLACE and MARY SLEE:

Marriage: December 27, 1882, Ontario (Source: Lowe McClelland Website.)

Children of MARY SLEE and HUGH WALLACE are:

23. i. EDITH ISOBEL6 WALLACE, b. February 13, 1884, Ontario, Canada; d. June 7, 1969, Deloraine Manitoba.

24. ii. THOMAS ALEXANDER WALLACE, b. August 14, 1888, Ontario, Canada; d. 1959.

25. iii. HUGH JOHN WALLACE, b. September 23, 1893, Preston, Ontario, Canada; d. April 16, 1973, Deloraine Manitoba Hospital.

iv. MARY ANNA WALLACE, b. July 1, 1898, Ontario, Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.); d. November 1976.

26. v. JEAN OVENS WALLACE, b. November 21, 1901; d. August 25, 1980.

 

 

14. JOHN RICHARD5 SLEE (THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 20, 1864 in Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.), and died November 25, 1933 in Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He married ELIZABETH VIPOND December 18, 1888 in Hibert Township, Perth County, Ontario Canada (Source: Vital Statistics Registry Micro film Archives of Ontario.), daughter of WILLIAM VIPOND and ELIZABETH. She was born February 9, 1866 in Ontario, Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.), and died 1951.

 

Notes for JOHN RICHARD SLEE:

In 1901 Census John Slee is listed as head but Harvey who would have been 11 is not listed at home.

 

More About JOHN RICHARD SLEE:

Census: March 31, 1901, Farmer in Doon, 176 Acres

 

Marriage Notes for JOHN SLEE and ELIZABETH VIPOND:

Marriage record states that John Richard Slee, 24, Batchelor, Methodist of Doon Waterloo Ontario (also birthplace), farmer, son of Thomas and Mary Slee, married Lizzie E. Vipond 21 spinster, Methodist of Hibert Township Perth (also birthplace) daughter of William and Elizabeth Vipond, on December 18, 1888 at Herbert Township Perth before Frederick W. Vipond of Hibert Twp, and Catherine Elizabeth Slee of Doon Waterloo. Marriage performed by the Reverend Mr. Baugh.

 

More About JOHN SLEE and ELIZABETH VIPOND:

Marriage: December 18, 1888, Hibert Township, Perth County, Ontario Canada (Source: Vital Statistics Registry Micro film Archives of Ontario.)

Children of JOHN SLEE and ELIZABETH VIPOND are:

i. HARVEY6 SLEE, b. 1890.

ii. CHARLES ARNOLD SLEE, b. July 8, 1891, Waterloo Twp. Waterloo Ontario Canada (Source: Vital Statistics Registry Micro film Archives of Ontario.); d. 1953.

 

Notes for CHARLES ARNOLD SLEE:

Birth registration records that he was born on July 8, 1891 to John Slee Farmer and Elizabeth Vipond, Thomas Slee was the informant on August 2, 1891 and Dr. Vardon was in attendance.

 

iii. THOMAS VIPOND SLEE, b. December 26, 1895, Doon, Waterloo,Ontario Canada (Source: Vital Statistics Registry Micro film Archives of Ontario.); d. January 17, 1959, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada.

 

Notes for THOMAS VIPOND SLEE:

Grave marker in north east corner of Slee plot in Doon, Waterloo. On marker it states that he was a Sapper in the Canadian Engineers of the CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Forces, 1st World War). Margaret Marr states in a letter to Dorthy Marr that he died of TB.

 

Birth registration states that he was born on December 26, 1895 to John R. Slee (informant), farmer and Elizabeth Vipond, Dr. Vardon attending.

 

27. iv. HAROLD R. SLEE, b. August 31, 1899, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada; d. 1971, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada.

v. MARGARET SLEE, b. 1907.

 

 

15. CATHERINE ELIZABETH5 SLEE (THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 11, 1869 in Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada (Source: Vital Statistics Registry Micro film Archives of Ontario.), and died 1958 in Roslyn Heights, Long Island New York (Source: Lowe McClelland Website.). She married FREDERIC JAMES BANNISTER, son of FREDERIC BANNISTER and SARAH CARTER. He was born June 7, 1869 in Bedford, Bedford England (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.).

 

Notes for CATHERINE ELIZABETH SLEE:

Birth registration states that she was born on December 11, 1869 of Thomas Slee a mason and Mary Robinson (not Vipond) with Dr. N. Malloy M.D. attending.

 

This is taken from the Deloraine history book "Deloraine Scans a Century" published in 1980.

Bannister, Mrs. K.E. - was born in Doon, Ontario, then lived in England for a time. In 1905 she and her daughter Mary came to Deloraine to be near her sisters, Mrs. Geo. Helem and Mrs. Hugh Wallace. In 1908 she took a position in the telephone office and continued as Chief Operator until 1939 when she retired. For a number of years after, she remained in Deloraine and in 1949 went to Roslyn Heights, Long Island, New York where Mary had been engaged in nursing for some years. Mrs. Bannister died in 1958. Mary was a graduate of Winnipeg General Hospital and was engaged in private nursing for some years before going to Long Island to work in community health work. Her dedication to public welfare nursing was recognized by a citation in 1960, naming her "Woman of the Year" in Roslyn, Long Island. She died there in December, 1967.

 

 

More About CATHERINE ELIZABETH SLEE:

Burial: Doon, Waterloo, Ontario in Doon Presbyterian Cemetary

Census: 1901, Age 31 living with husband and daughter in Northhampton England

Emigration: 1949, Roslyn Heights, Long Island New York to be with her daughter

Note: 1905, Moved to Deloraine Manitoba (Source: Lowe McClelland Website.)

Occupation: Bet. 1908 - 1939, Telephone Operator Deloraine Manitoba (Source: Lowe McClelland Website.)

 

More About FREDERIC JAMES BANNISTER:

Census: 1901, Age 31, living at 30 Alexandra Rd. St. Giles, Northhampton, England

Occupation: 1901, In Census listed as policeman

Child of CATHERINE SLEE and FREDERIC BANNISTER is:

i. MARY ELLEN ROSETTA6 BANNISTER, b. February 21, 1894, Canada (Source: US Social Security Death Index.); d. December 1967, Roslyn Heights, Long Island New York (Source: US Social Security Death Index.).

 

Notes for MARY ELLEN ROSETTA BANNISTER:

Mary was a graduate of Winnipeg General Hospital and was engaged in private nursing for some years before going to Long Island to work in community health work. Her dedication to public welfare nursing was recognized by a citation in 1960, naming her "Woman of the Year" in Roslyn, Long Island. She died there in December, 1967.

 

Extract from US Social Security Death Index

 

Mary BANNISTER

Birth Date: 21 Feb 1894

Death Date: Dec 1967

Social Security Number: 113-26-8639

State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: New York

Death Residence Localities

ZIP Code: 11576

Localities: E Hills, Nassau, New York

East Hills, Nassau, New York

Flowerhill, Nassau, New York

N Hills, Nassau, New York

North Hills, Nassau, New York

Northhill, Nassau, New York

Roslyn, Nassau, New York

Roslyn Estates, Nassau, New York

Roslyn Harbor, Nassau, New York

Searingtown, Nassau, New York

 

Nursing Department of Nassau Community College- Roslyn Visiting Nurse Association/Mary Bannister Memorial Fund - Criteria: Annual award to aid nursing student with expenses; student from the Roslyn or surrounding areas; selection to be made by departmental faculty.

 

 

More About MARY ELLEN ROSETTA BANNISTER:

Census: 1901, Age 7 living with parents in Northhampton England

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

16. RICHARD6 SLEE (WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born June 22, 1869 in East Street, New Shildon, Durham, England, and died June 5, 1944 in Humber Bay, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He married (1) JENNIE SARAH SHAW December 13, 1892 in Simcoe Street Methodist Church, Hamilton, daughter of HENRY SHAW and JANE. She was born December 18, 1871 in Astbury, Cheshire, England, and died June 15, 1916 in Humber Bay, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He married (2) JANET BETHEA BLACK June 20, 1923 in St. Pauls Presbyterian Church Toronto. She was born December 1873, and died March 17, 1953 in Toronto.

 

Notes for RICHARD SLEE:

Richard Slee Obituaries (3)

 

1. SLEE. Richard - On Monday. June 5, 1944. ),Richard Slee of 221 Lakeshore Rd., Humber Bay 0nt, Dearly beloved husband of Janet Bethia Black, in his 75th year. Mr. Slee is resting at the Funeral Home of G. H. Hogle, 63 Mimico Ave. Mimico. Ser-vice Thursday, 2 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

 

2. RICHARD SLEE

Many Years Active in Lithography Field. One-time noted yachtsman, Rich-ard Slee, 74, for 29 years superin-tendent of the former Stone Ltd., lithographers, died yesterday at his home, 221 Lake Shore Rd., Humber Bay. He had been retired seven years because of ill health.

 

Mr. Slee was born in England, and came to Hamilton as a boy. He had been a resident of the Lake Shore Rd., Toronto, for nearly 40 years. A charter member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, he was a life member of the Queen City Yacht Club and the winner of many race trophies. He was a member of Bloor Street United Church and the Cana-dian Order of Foresters.

 

Surviving are his widow, Janet Bethia Black Slee; two sons, W. R. Slee, Montreal, and R. H. Slee, Mimico; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Samp-son and Mrs. E. E. Sparrow, both of Toronto; a brother, Robert, Ot-tawa; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Baillie and Mrs. Agnes Emery, both of Hamilton; and seven grandchil-dren.

 

3. Richard Slee Dies Following Heart Attack

Noted Yachtsmen

Won Many Trophies

Born In England

 

A noted yachtsman of earlier days, Richard Slee, passed away at his home, 221 Lakeshore Road, Humber Bay, on Monday, June 5th. He was in his 74th year.

 

Born in England, Mr, Slee went to Hamilton as a boy, and had been a resident of the Lakeshore road for 40 years. In his younger days he was keenly interested in yachting and won many noted trophies for racing. He was a chartered member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, also a life member of the Queen City Yacht Club. Mr. Slee was a member of Erskin-United Church and the Canadian Order of Foresters. He was superintendent of the Former Stone Lithographers Ltd. for 29 years. He was ill for about two weeks following a heart attack.

 

Funeral service was held at G. H. Hogle Funeral Home, Mimico, on Thursday afternoon, with Rev. Phillip Duncan, of Erskine United Church, officiating. Inter-ment in Park Lawn cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Janet Bethia Black Slee, two sons, W. R. Slee, of Montreal, and R. H. Slee, Mimico; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Sampson, and Mrs. E. E. Sparrow, both of Toronto, also one brother, Robert, of Ottawa, and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Baillie and Mrs. Agnes Emery, both of Hamilton. Seven grandchildren survive.

 

1901 Census Record

Year of Record: April, 1901

Name of Person: Richard Slee

Colour: white

Sex: male

Relationship to Head of Household: head

Marital Status: married

Birthdate: 22 June 1869

Age at Last Birthday: 31

Place of Birth: England

Year of Immigration to Canada: 1881

Racial or Tribal Origin: English

Religion: Church of England

Profession or Occupation: engraver

Earnings from Trade or Occup: $800

Mother Tongue: English

Address: 505 Adelaide St., Toronto, Ontario

Summary of others listed in the household is as follows:

Name Relationship to Head Age

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Slee, Jannice (Jennie) wife 29

, Ethel G. daughter 7

, William R. son 5

, Margaret M. daughter 3

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Source: 1901 Census of Canada - Province of Ontario,

Reel No. T-6499, District No. 118 - Toronto, West,

City, Sub-District: B-12, Ward 4 (part), page 9,

(National Archives of Canada, Ottawa)

 

 

More About RICHARD SLEE:

Burial: June 8, 1944, Park Lawn Cemetary, Toronto, #18 Section E

Census: April 1901, Living in Toronto

Trade: December 31, 1905, Listed on R.H. Slee Birth Certificate as a Lithographer

 

Notes for JENNIE SARAH SHAW:

Born in Asbury, Cheshire suburb of Congleton near Macclesfield. Confirmed in St. Mary's Church Astbury (Slee family Bible)

 

In Memorium The Private Communion Set Jane Slee - 1871-1916 Gift of the Family in St. James Church Humber Bay

 

More About JENNIE SARAH SHAW:

Burial: June 1916, Buried at Park Lawn Cemetary, Toronto, #18 Section E

 

Marriage Notes for RICHARD SLEE and JENNIE SHAW:

Married at 319 MacNab St. North (W. Shaw's) in Hamilton, Tuesday December 13, 1892 by the Reverend Woodworth of Simcoe St. Methodist Church Hamilton (Slee family bible)

 

More About RICHARD SLEE and JENNIE SHAW:

Marriage: December 13, 1892, Simcoe Street Methodist Church, Hamilton

 

Marriage Notes for RICHARD SLEE and JANET BLACK:

Married by Rev. P. M. Macdonald

 

More About RICHARD SLEE and JANET BLACK:

Marriage: June 20, 1923, St. Pauls Presbyterian Church Toronto

Children of RICHARD SLEE and JENNIE SHAW are:

i. ETHEL GERTRUDE7 SLEE, b. November 5, 1893, 1027 Grant St. Buffalo New York USA; d. March 4, 1987, Toronto; m. JOSEPH ERNEST SAMPSON, June 26, 1918, Christ Church Mimico, Ontario; b. 1887, Liverpool, England; d. October 29, 1946, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Notes for ETHEL GERTRUDE SLEE:

Ethel Slee Sampson visited Kirkby Stephen in August 1914 and she took a picture of the families homes. There were a number of other pictures taken in England that summer. There is a note on a picture of Cape Race Newfoundland dated July 11, 1914 however there are other pictures of Margaret Brierly that appear to be taken in May 1914 (did she come to Canada and then return in July with her nieces?)

 

On back of picture of the Slee Houses in Kirkby Stephen written in Ethel's handwriting "Kirkby Stephen. the arrow is the house Grandpa (William Slee) built and the one they last lived in before going to Canada. The one next is "Grannie's house" (Grandpa's Mother)" (Agnes Hutchinson Slee) Note added afterward "(Taken in 1914) Auntie B with parasol"

 

Picture of the River Eden Kirby Stephen written in Ethel's hand writing on back of photo "This is a snap I took from Grandpa's garden in Kirkby Stephen. The man in the boat with Auntie, lives in the house Grandpa (William) built. He owns both boats. That's his little daughter and neighbour's boy in the far boat. It's the river Eden and both Grandpa's and our great grandmother's (Agnes Slee) gardens run down to the rivers edge. Those are the hills behind Kirkby Stephen in the distance. Aug. 1914"

 

In a post card of Kirkby Stephen Market Square my Aunt wrote "Auntie (Lady Briarly?) and I are up here for a week. Came last Saturday. We are staying at a boarding house almost opposite where you lived (on North Road) Quant old town. Ethel - addressed to Mr. R. Slee Stone Limited. Toronto Ont. Canada.

 

 

More About ETHEL GERTRUDE SLEE:

Baptism: October 14, 1894, Baptized by Rev. Jamieson Simcoe St. Methodist Church at 467 Ferguson Ave. North

Burial: March 7, 1987, Buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetary

 

More About JOSEPH ERNEST SAMPSON:

Emigration: 1910, Emigrated from England

 

Marriage Notes for ETHEL SLEE and JOSEPH SAMPSON:

Rev. H.O. Tremaine officiated at the Wedding

 

More About JOSEPH SAMPSON and ETHEL SLEE:

Marriage: June 26, 1918, Christ Church Mimico, Ontario

 

ii. WILLIAM REGINALD SLEE, b. January 8, 1896, 158 Harbord Street Toronto; d. March 8, 1975, Riverdale Hospital, Toronto; m. CHRISTINE ISOBELLE SMYTHE, August 7, 1926, Smythe Residence Cobourg Ontario; b. June 14, 1898, Thornbury Ontario; d. June 17, 1936, Toronto.

 

Notes for WILLIAM REGINALD SLEE:

Description on demobilization papers, May 11, 1919 - Age 22, 5'9", complexion medium, blue eyes, with light brown hair

 

More About WILLIAM REGINALD SLEE:

Baptism: February 16, 1896, Baptized by Rev. C.O. Johnson of Bathurst St. Methodist Church at home

Education: 1914, Studied Law at Osgoode Hall Toronto

Military service: February 1, 1918, Transferred Overseas to Wilford Camp, Witley, England

 

More About CHRISTINE ISOBELLE SMYTHE:

Burial: June 17, 1936, Buried in Cobourg

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM SLEE and CHRISTINE SMYTHE:

Best man at wedding Richard Henry Slee (Brother to Reg). Marriage performed by J. W. Goodwill.

 

More About WILLIAM SLEE and CHRISTINE SMYTHE:

Marriage: August 7, 1926, Smythe Residence Cobourg Ontario

 

iii. MAGARET MURIEL SLEE, b. September 16, 1897, 158 Harbord Street Toronto; d. May 1, 1956, Toronto; m. EUGENE E. SPARROW; b. June 7, 1899; d. December 16, 1968.

 

Notes for MAGARET MURIEL SLEE:

Baptized by Rev. Grein Buffalo N.Y. Plymouth Congregational Mission at 12 Close Ave. May 1898. Muriel and Eugene are buried in St. John's Anglican Church graveyard, North York

 

Notes for EUGENE E. SPARROW:

EUGENE E. SPARROW - Obituary

 

E. Sparrow ex-chief of Compensation Board

 

Funeral services for Eu-gene R. (Gene) Sparrow, former chairman of the Workmen's Compensation Board, will be held at 2 P.M. tomorrow at St. John's. Anglican Church, Old Yonge st., York Mills.

Mr. Sparrow died at his home Monday, aged 69.

 

He was appointed board chairman in 1948 and served to 1964. During this time the board built its Re-habilitation Centre, which has achieved recognition, as one of the world's most modern and comprehensive for the treatment of the industrially injured. Also during his tenure, one of Canada's first computer systems was installed and the board made a point of hiring disabled people.

 

Mr. Sparrow was born and educated in Toronto. During World War I he served with the 67th battery, Canadian Field Artillery. He worked for imperial Varnish and Color Com-pany Ltd. for 33 years, be-ginning in 1917 and rising to vice-president and director of sales.During World War II the Government used his serv-ices as a member of the- Regional War Labor Board for Ontario.

 

Mr. Sparrow was also a member of the board of the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research Foundation for several years and was a Commander Brother of the St. John Ambulance Association, an honorary life member of the National Council of the YMCA and of the Foremen's Club of Toronto.

 

He is survived by his wife Audrey, a son Robert of Calgary, a daughter Connie (Mrs. George Trusler), a step-son Jerry Daly, a step-daughter Nancy (Mrs Murray Crapper), all of Toronto; and 16 grandchildren.

 

 

 

iv. RICHARD HENRY SLEE, b. December 21, 1905, Humber Bay, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; d. April 23, 1990, Queensway General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; m. GLADYS WINNIFRED WAINWRIGHT, June 2, 1928, Church of the Good Shepard Mount Dennis Ontario; b. October 13, 1905, Woolwich, West Plumstead, London, England; d. November 29, 1983, Queensway General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Notes for RICHARD HENRY SLEE:

Baptized at St. John's Church Portland St. Toronto on Sunday April 1, 1906 by the Rev. Sweatman Curate.

 

Initiated into Mount Dennis Lodge GRC 599, May 15, 1929, affiliated with the Anthony Sayer Lodge GRC 640 September 21, 1945 (60 years a mason at his death).

 

More About RICHARD HENRY SLEE:

Burial: April 26, 1990, Parklawn Cemetary, Toronto, #53 Section V

 

More About GLADYS WINNIFRED WAINWRIGHT:

Burial: December 1, 1983, Parklawn Cemetary, Toronto, #53 Section V

Immigration: June 1911, Gladys and Family came to Canada from England on board the Corsican (Source: Richard Henry Slee Notes.)

 

Marriage Notes for RICHARD SLEE and GLADYS WAINWRIGHT:

Anglican Marriage

 

Witnesses: Marshal Vaughan Willard, 473 Marion Street Toronto and Dorothy Irene Parfrey, 1200 Lansdowne Ave Toronto and A. F. Arthur (Minister?) Mt. Dennis

 

More About RICHARD SLEE and GLADYS WAINWRIGHT:

Marriage: June 2, 1928, Church of the Good Shepard Mount Dennis Ontario

 

 

17. SARAH AGNES6 SLEE (WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born October 18, 1872 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.), and died September 8, 1962. She married CHARLES S. EMERY December 31, 1903 in Hamilton.

 

Notes for SARAH AGNES SLEE:

On Sarah's birth certificate William her father is listed as a joiner. In 1901 Census she is listed as a dressmaker working 8 months for the year from home and making $300 per annum.

 

More About SARAH AGNES SLEE:

Baptism: December 1, 1872, Christened in Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Rev. Nelson C. Heath (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Baptism Records Kirkby Stephen.)

Census: March 31, 1901, Dressmaker, Living with parents in Hamilton

 

Notes for CHARLES S. EMERY:

Known to David Slee as Uncle Chester

 

Marriage Notes for SARAH SLEE and CHARLES EMERY:

Dr. Gee of Hamilton

 

More About CHARLES EMERY and SARAH SLEE:

Marriage: December 31, 1903, Hamilton

Children of SARAH SLEE and CHARLES EMERY are:

i. VICTOR7 EMERY.

ii. GIRL EMERY.

 

 

18. CATHERINE MARY6 SLEE (WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born May 13, 1875 in Kirkby Stephen Westmorland England (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.), and died March 2, 1959 in Hamilton Ontario. She married REV. SAMUEL THOMAS BAILLIE October 4, 1905 in Gore Street Methodist Church, son of JAMES BAILLIE and MARGARET BINKLEY. He was born 1873, and died 1934.

 

Notes for CATHERINE MARY SLEE:

Family Historian known as Aunty Kate. Father listed as Joiner. In 1901 Census she is list as a millener working 8 months of the year and earning $250 per annum.

 

More About CATHERINE MARY SLEE:

Census: March 31, 1901, Millener, Living with parents in Hamilton

 

Notes for REV. SAMUEL THOMAS BAILLIE:

Clergyman

 

Marriage Notes for CATHERINE SLEE and SAMUEL BAILLIE:

Married by Dr. S. Fallis in the Gore St. Methodist Church

 

More About SAMUEL BAILLIE and CATHERINE SLEE:

Marriage: October 4, 1905, Gore Street Methodist Church

Children of CATHERINE SLEE and SAMUEL BAILLIE are:

i. MARGARET MURIEL7 BAILLIE, m. MOULTON.

ii. DOROTHY HAMILTON BAILLIE, m. HAROLD MARR.

 

Notes for HAROLD MARR:

Presbyterian Minister. Lived on Grenville Street in Toronto.

 

 

iii. WILLARD WESLEY BAILLIE.

 

Notes for WILLARD WESLEY BAILLIE:

Married a very attractive blond wife (name unknown)

 

iv. LLOYD LOWELL BAILLIE.

 

Notes for LLOYD LOWELL BAILLIE:

Served in WWII in South Saskatchewan Regiment.

 

More About LLOYD LOWELL BAILLIE:

Census: Butcher (Source: David Slee.)

 

 

19. THOMAS ROBINSON6 SLEE (WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born November 9, 1878 in Kirby Stephen Westmorland, England (Source: Birth Certificate GRO.), and died March 18, 1964 in Toronto, Canada. He married MABEL GRINER October 15, 1903 in Toronto, Queen Street Methodist Church, daughter of GRINER.

 

Notes for THOMAS ROBINSON SLEE:

Known as Grandpa Bob. According to Kathleen Slee he was employed by the Canadian Banknote Company as an engraver. After he retired he moved to Toronto with Mabel. Kathleen states that he died and is buried in Toronto. Father William was listed as a Joiner on Bob's birth certificate.

 

More About THOMAS ROBINSON SLEE:

Baptism: December 21, 1879, Christened Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Kirkby Stephen Rev. John Nelson (Source: Wesleyan Methodist Church Baptism Records Kirkby Stephen.)

 

Marriage Notes for THOMAS SLEE and MABEL GRINER:

Married by Dr. T. Tovell

 

More About THOMAS SLEE and MABEL GRINER:

Marriage: October 15, 1903, Toronto, Queen Street Methodist Church

Children of THOMAS SLEE and MABEL GRINER are:

i. GEORGE WILLIAM7 SLEE, b. March 25, 1907, Ottawa; d. December 5, 1980, Ottawa; m. KATHLEEN SCHRAEFEL; d. May 13, 2001, Ottawa Ontario Canada.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLIAM SLEE:

Was an engineer who had difficulty obtaining work in 1929 and joined the RCMP and served for five years. He then joined the army in 1940 and was immediately transferred to the Air Force were he served in WWII for four years.

 

He met Kathleen Schraefel, a nurse, out west and they were married.

 

More About GEORGE WILLIAM SLEE:

Census: December 5, 1980, Died of a Heart attack

 

ii. BETTY SLEE, b. 1919; m. DUFF CARDEN.

 

 

20. MARY ELLEN6 HELEM (MARGARET5 SLEE, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1875. She married WILLIAM HICKS GREENWAY 1901.

 

More About WILLIAM GREENWAY and MARY HELEM:

Marriage: 1901

Children of MARY HELEM and WILLIAM GREENWAY are:

i. THOMAS HELM7 GREENWAY, b. 1902.

ii. ALEDA MAGARET GREENWAY, b. 1904.

iii. MARY EVELYN GREENWAY, b. 1906.

 

 

21. THOMAS EDWARD6 HELEM (MARGARET5 SLEE, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1878, and died 1965. He married MIRA ROSALIND BERRY 1905.

 

More About THOMAS HELEM and MIRA BERRY:

Marriage: 1905

Children of THOMAS HELEM and MIRA BERRY are:

i. GREOGE BERRY7 HELM, b. 1906; m. WINNIFRED BOND, 1942.

 

More About GREOGE HELM and WINNIFRED BOND:

Marriage: 1942

 

ii. EDWARD VERNON HELM, b. 1917; m. PEGGY MCRAE.

iii. MARGARET ROSALIND HELM, b. 1910; d. 1912.

 

 

22. MAGARET MARIE6 HELEM (MARGARET5 SLEE, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1899. She married CECIL BRADLEY MCKITRICK 1923.

 

More About CECIL MCKITRICK and MAGARET HELEM:

Marriage: 1923

Children of MAGARET HELEM and CECIL MCKITRICK are:

i. DOROTHY MARGARET7 MCKITRICK, b. 1927; m. GEORGE SCOTT, 1950.

 

More About GEORGE SCOTT and DOROTHY MCKITRICK:

Marriage: 1950

 

ii. GEORGE LESLIE MCKITRICK, b. 1930.

iii. RUTH EVELYN BRADLEY MCKITRICK, b. 1931; m. WILLIAM CARELESS, 1955.

 

More About WILLIAM CARELESS and RUTH MCKITRICK:

Marriage: 1955

 

 

23. EDITH ISOBEL6 WALLACE (MARY HANNAH5 SLEE, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 13, 1884 in Ontario, Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.), and died June 7, 1969 in Deloraine Manitoba. She married BERT URIE December 27, 1910, son of WILLIAM URIE and SARAH WILSON.

 

Notes for BERT URIE:

The farm home of the Uries, known as Lyndhurst, was established by Wm. and Sarah Urie, the house and barn being built in 1904. It was here that their eldest son Bert (A.E.) brought his bride, Edith, in 1910. Edith was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wallace of Goodlands.

 

The house and barn at Lyndhurst were patterned after well established Ontario farms and remained a familiar landmark for many years. The spacious dwelling was ideal for the entertaining that Bert and Edith loved to do. The Rentons, Rankins, Diggles, Prices are only a few names of friends that come to mind, who enjoyed Urie hospitality. Family gatherings were common too.

 

Bert and Edith were very active members of the community, and living eight miles from Deloraine was no deterrent even in the days of horse drawn vehicles. They were devoted church members of Hazeldean congregation, and later Deloraine United Church, where Edith was a faithful member of the choir and womens' groups, and Bert a long-time active member of Session, and an Honorary member in later years. Both were ardent members of the badminton and curling clubs. Reading was one of their hobbies. Edith was a camera buff, with many `snaps' taken. The well kept grounds and bountiful vegetable garden attested to Bert's great interest in horticulture. His `glads' and sweet peas were a specialty, and generously shared with friends and the sick.

 

They had one daughter, Isobel, who attended school in Deloraine, staying through the week with her Urie grandparents. Isobel married Gordon McLeod. They have a son, Craig, and live in Calgary.

 

Bert and Edith enjoyed their life on the farm until1959 when they sold the farm and retired to a new home in Deloraine. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 27, 1960. Failing health was creeping up on Bert, and he passed away in 1962. Edith continued to live in her own home, enjoying scrabble, cards and conversation with her many friends until her death in 1970.

 

Bert Urie kept a diary for fifty years, as did his mother before him, and these valuable sources of local history are in the keeping of Manitoba Archives. (from page 710 Deloraine Scans a Century, 1880-1980, Deloraine History Book Committee)

 

 

 

More About BERT URIE and EDITH WALLACE:

Marriage: December 27, 1910

Child of EDITH WALLACE and BERT URIE is:

i. ISOBEL JEAN7 URIE.

 

 

24. THOMAS ALEXANDER6 WALLACE (MARY HANNAH5 SLEE, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born August 14, 1888 in Ontario, Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.), and died 1959. He married ETTA WHENHAM 1911.

 

Notes for THOMAS ALEXANDER WALLACE:

Tom married Sarah Etta Whenham in 1911, moving to Regina and later returning to the Addington district. They had two boys, Harvey died in his youth, and Hugh John, now lives in Alabama.(from page 734 Deloraine Scans a Century, 1880-1980, Deloraine History Book Committee)

 

More About THOMAS WALLACE and ETTA WHENHAM:

Marriage: 1911

Children of THOMAS WALLACE and ETTA WHENHAM are:

i. HARVEY7 WALLACE.

ii. HUGH WALLACE.

 

 

25. HUGH JOHN6 WALLACE (MARY HANNAH5 SLEE, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 23, 1893 in Preston, Ontario, Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.), and died April 16, 1973 in Deloraine Manitoba Hospital. He married MINNIE ALBERTA CONDIE February 12, 1919 in Goodlands, Manitoba, daughter of CHARLES CONDIE and JANE GILHULY. She was born February 14, 1893 in Goodlands, Manitoba, and died August 21, 1967 in Sunset Haven (private sr's hosp) Brandon, Manitoba.

 

More About HUGH JOHN WALLACE:

Burial: April 19, 1973, Goodlands Cemetery

 

More About MINNIE ALBERTA CONDIE:

Burial: August 24, 1967, Goodlands Cemetery

 

More About HUGH WALLACE and MINNIE CONDIE:

Marriage: February 12, 1919, Goodlands, Manitoba

Children of HUGH WALLACE and MINNIE CONDIE are:

i. IRENE7 WALLACE, b. January 31, 1920, Goodlands, Manitoba at home; d. February 13, 1998, Bren-Del-Win Lodge, Deloraine, Manitoba; m. HAROLD THOMAS LOWE, October 4, 1941, Ellerslee Farm (Wallace home farm) Goodlands, Manitoba; b. July 19, 1914, Waskada, Manitoba at home; d. October 25, 1986, Waskada, at the farm.

 

More About IRENE WALLACE:

Burial: February 16, 1998, Waskada Cemetery

 

More About HAROLD THOMAS LOWE:

Burial: October 28, 1986, Waskada Cemetery

 

More About HAROLD LOWE and IRENE WALLACE:

Marriage: October 4, 1941, Ellerslee Farm (Wallace home farm) Goodlands, Manitoba

 

ii. MARJORIE JEAN WALLACE, m. JAMES VINCENT SEIPP.

iii. HILTON WALLACE.

 

 

26. JEAN OVENS6 WALLACE (MARY HANNAH5 SLEE, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born November 21, 1901, and died August 25, 1980. She married JOHN N. WALKER.

Children of JEAN WALLACE and JOHN WALKER are:

i. AIRDRIE7 WALKER.

ii. WALLACE WALKER.

 

 

27. HAROLD R.6 SLEE (JOHN RICHARD5, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born August 31, 1899 in Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada (Source: Census Canada 1901.), and died 1971 in Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He married MINA MERETTA ROGERS September 26, 1936, daughter of GEORGE ROGERS and ANNIE COPPIN. She was born November 11, 1904, and died 1963.

 

Notes for HAROLD R. SLEE:

Married twice. According to Jane Ayres at the Homer Watson Gallery in Doon, Harold Slee was the last to live on the old Slee Farm located where Conestoga College is now built. The property included a house and a hired help house call Slee Cottage. The property was crossed by the 401 and Homer Watson Blvd. and included Pinacle Avenue where Harold built a second home when he married the second time. He died without surviving issue.

 

More About HAROLD SLEE and MINA ROGERS:

Marriage: September 26, 1936

Child of HAROLD SLEE and MINA ROGERS is:

i. A. R.7 SLEE, b. July 23, 1943, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada; d. July 23, 1943, Doon, Waterloo, Ontario Canada.