The Descendants of Richard Gorrill of Northam, PEI., 1827-1884


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The Descendants of Richard Gorrill of Northam, PEI, 1827-1884

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Compiled by George Edward Hart, gehart@sympatico.ca

Richard1 Gorrill was a child of John Gorrill, cordwainer, and Sarah Brooke and was the first of the family to be baptized (4 October 1827) in Kilkhampton in the northern neck of Cornwall. Because we do not know when John and Sarah moved to Kilkhampton, Richard might have been born in Devon or, following the practice of baptism soon after birth, more likely in Kilkhampton. About 1845 at the age of eighteen Richard immigrated with his brothers William and John to the Bideford area of Prince Edward Island. He settled in Northam, Lot 13, and from an absentee owner he leased land that he then cleared from forest.

Richard married Mary Ann Newcombe, the eldest child, who was born in 1833 in England to William Newcombe (1810-1903) and Mary Pring (1809-1885). The Newcombe family had come from the Barnstaple area of Devon to Prince Edward Island. In the 1881 census William "Newcomb" was shown as a farmer of 71 with his wife Mary, 72, both born in England. They were neighbours of the Richard Gorrilll’s at Birch Creek, Port Hill.

Richard and Mary Ann had seven children who survived beyond infancy. In the 1861 census Richard was shown as a shoemaker belonging to the Church of England with a wife and three children—a boy and a girl under five years and a boy over five years. It reports also that three had died during the past year. Hutchinson’s PEI Directory of 1864 lists Richard Gorrill as a farmer. Mary Ann died 18 March 1872 at the age of thirty-nine.

Richard married Mary Anne’s younger sister, Sarah Lavinia, who was born at Northam 12 December 1843 and was about sixteen years younger than he. They had three children, all girls. The Meacham Atlas of 1880 shows Richard with 50 acres and 80 acres.

The Canadian Census of 1881 records Richard "Gorril" as a farmer and shoemaker, 52 years of age. Judging by his date of baptism he was at least 53. Sarah L. Gorril was shown as 38 but she was really 37. William John, 22, was listed as a farmer and Richard H[enry], 17, as a farmer’s son. Daughters Lavinia, 21, and Mary Jane, 16, gave no occupation but they probably did some of the housework and cared for their younger siblings. Fred Humphrey, 14, Reuben S., 10, and Mary Ann, 7, were shown as going to school. Sarah Eva, 3, and Priscilla, 1, completed the list. The census took place at Birch Creek, Lot 13 (m-1, page 6, household 184).

Richard died 23 February 1884. His gravestone (Lot 13 Centre 3 Stone 126) in the cemetery of St. James Anglican Church, Port Hill, gives his age as 64 at the time of death. That is inconsistent with the age given in the 1881 census and with his date of baptism. If Richard was baptized soon after birth, he died at age 57. His widow Sarah lived to a great age and died 26 December 1940, having just celebrated her 97th birthday, and was buried beside her husband and her sister Mary Ann.

Children of Richard Gorrill and Mary Ann Newcombe

  1. Clarinda Gorrill, 11 July 1855 - 18 March 1924
  2. William John Gorrill, 29 January 1857 - 30 May 1931
  3. Lavinia Gorrill, 6 August 1859 - 17 July 1920
  4. Richard Henry ‘Harry’ Gorrill, 7 March 1864 - 13 November 1933
  5. Mary Jane Newcombe Gorrill, 1865 - 5 February 1904
  6. Frederick ‘Fred’ Humphry, 28 July 1866 - 15 June 1942
  7. Reuben Samuel Gorrill, 1870 - 12 October 1949

Children of Richard Gorrill and Sarah Lavinia Newcombe

  1. Mary Ann ‘Annie’ Gorrill, born 9 April 1874
  2. Sarah Eva Gorrill, born 6 May 1878, died in 1956
  3. Priscilla ‘Celie’ Gorrill, born 19 May 1880, died in 1965

First Family: Offspring of Richard1 Gorrill and Mary Ann Newcombe

I. CLARINDA2 (Richard1) GORRILL was born 11 July 1855 and baptized 16 March 1856 by the Rev. Jacob Gale at the O’Leary Methodist Church (PEI Vital Statistics). She married James Henry ‘Harry’ Ellis, born 8 April 1846, a son of James Ellis and Marion MacArthur and a grandson of William Ellis the pioneer shipbuilder and his wife, Hannah P. Tawton or Totten. Harry and Clarinda lived in Port Hill. In the 1891 census Henry Ellis was recorded as a farmer of 45 years belonging to the Church of England. Clarinda was 33. Nine children were listed: George, 16; Mary A., 15; Richard H., 13; Lavinia, 11; John W., 9; Ella, 7; Sadie B., 5; James F., 3; and Reuben I., 1.

The 1901 census lists with birth dates Henry and Clarinda, his mother, Marion, and ten of their children: Lavinia, John W., Richard H., Ella, Sadie B., James F., Reuben S., Bertha, Ada, Eva and Serena.

Harry and Clarinda are buried in St. James Cemetery, Port Hill.

in/memory of
James H. Ellis/
died
Nov. 9, 1904/Aet. 58
his wife
Clarinda Gorrill
died/ Mar. 18, 1924
Not my will but thine be done

    1. George3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill; on the Ellis side Henry3 James2 William1) was born 10 May 1874 in Tyne Valley, Lot 13, to ‘Harry’ Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill. George went to Massachusetts in 1894. He married 14 December 1898 Lillian Ethel Rayner, who was born at Townshend Corner 20 March 1878. She was a daughter of Abraham Rayner and Priscilla Hopgood, a granddaughter of John Rayner and Sarah Ann Simmons and a great granddaughter of the immigrants Edward Rayner and Mary Watson and of the immigrants James Simmons and Margaret Bouneau, of Huguenot descent. George and Lillian had three children: Marion, Willard and George Wyman.

Some time after Lillian Ethel died on 22 March 1910, George married the widowed Mrs. Louisa Ann MacAusland, nee Ann Newcombe (1876-1937), daughter of William Newcombe and his wife Eleanor MacDougall and granddaughter of the PEI immigrants William Newcombe and Mary Pring. George Ellis’s mother and Ann were first cousins.

George Ellis was a bridge builder. He built bridges over the Charles River in and around Boston and the Spring Street Bridge in Dedham. He died building a bridge in Maine in April of 1921.

      1. Marion4 Ellis (George3 Clarinda2 Gorrill RichardGorrill) was born in Massachusetts 8 December 1899 to George Ellis and Lillian Ethel Rayner. She married John Stephens. They lived in O’Leary and had two children. Marion died 27 February 1971 and was buried in St. John’s Anglican cemetery in Ellerslie.
      1. son5 Stephens
      2. son5 Stephens
      1. Willard4 Ellis (same) was born in 1902 in Massachusetts, a son of George Ellis and Lillian Ethel Rayner. In the 1930 census of Boston, District 2, he was shown as 27, a salesman, with parents born in Canada and he was living with a cousin, Herbert Rogers, 28, and wife Mary Rogers, 23, on Saratoga Street.
      2. George Wyman4 Ellis (George3 Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill; on the Ellis side Wyman5 George4 ‘Harry’3 James2 William1) was born at Somerset, MA, 30 November 1908, a son of George Ellis and Lillian Ethel Rayner. He was brought up by his stepmother, Ann, and then by his sister, Marion. At Boston a justice of the peace 4 August 1933 married him and Florence Elizabeth Upshall, daughter of Frederick Upshall and Elizabeth Daly.

Wyman painted the houses of Jackie Gleason and Mickey Rooney in Florida and also the Boston Lying-in Hospital. During the second world war he was a welder in the Charlestown Navy yard. Wyman was also an avid vegetable gardener. He had a home built on Spruce Street in Foxboro, later moved to Mansfield and finally retired to Florida. He died in Augusta, Maine, 1 December 1991 and was buried in Knollwood Cemetery, Sharon.

Wyman and Florence had two children, daughters, both living:

      1. daughter5 Ellis (Wyman4 Ellis George3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill; on the Ellis side Joan6 Wyman5 George4 ‘Harry’3 James2 William1) married ____ Butler. They have eleven children:
      1. son6 Butler
      2. son6 Butler married _____ Connolly. He is a sales engineer.
      1. daughter7 Butler
      2. son7 Butler
      3. son7 Butler
      4. son7 Butler
      1. daughter6 Butler married _____ Hartley. She is a teacher of French.
      2. daughter6 Butler married ____ DiGiampietro.
      1. daughter7 DiGiampietro
      2. son7 DiGiampietro
      3. daughter7 DiGiampietro
      4. daughter7 DiGiampietro
      1. son6 Butler married Lynn ____ ; divorced. He is a painter.
      2. daughter6 Butler married ____ Friedman.
      1. son7 Friedman
      2. son7 Friedman
      3. daughter7 Friedman

(g) son6 Butler

      1. daughter6 Butler married _____ Prior. She is a programmer/store owner.
      1. daughter7 Prior
      2. son7 Prior
      1. son6 Butler married _____ Daly Olivia Daly7 Butler
      2. son6 Butler married _____ Rooney. He is an architect.
      1. son7 Butler
      1. son6 Butler

b. daughter5 Ellis (Wyman4 Ellis George3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill; on the Ellis side Elaine6 Wyman5 George4 ‘Harry’3 James2 William1), the second child of Wyman Ellis and Florence Upshall. She married _____ Porter. She was an electronic technician. They divorced in 1979.

      1. daughter6 Porter
      2. i.Megan

      3. daughter6 Porter
      4. son6 Porter
    1. Mary Ann3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1; on the Ellis side Mary Ann4 ‘Harry’3 James2 William1) was born to James Henry Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill 8 April 1874 and was baptized by the Rev E. Ball in St. James Anglican Church at Port Hill 10 July 1874 (church record). At the Rectory 6 January 1897 she married John Edmund ‘Ed’ Williams, born 3 February 1863, a son of Uriah Williams and Frances Wallace. They lived in Tyne Valley and they had five children. ‘Ed’ died in Bideford 31 December 1940 and she died 11 February 1954.
      1. Evelyn Williams (Mary Ann3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), born 17 October 1897, married 26 October 1922 Vernon Phillip Wood, who was born at Hazelbrook in 1886. He died in 1968 and she died in November of 1979.
      2. Ella Clarinda4 Williams (Mary Ann3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born 9 September 1900, married at St. James Port Hill 18 July 1923 Harold Henry MacLean, born there in 1901. He died in 1978 and she died in March of 1999.
      1. son5 MacLean married _____ Belton.
      2. son5 MacLean married _____Hutchinson
      1. Mary Elva4 Williams (Mary Ann3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Bideford 10 November 1905
      2. Hinson4 Williams (Mary Ann3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), born at Bideford 9 September 1907, married at St. James Port Hill 27 June 1935 Annie Yeo Ford, born 1913 at Arlington. He died 21 October 1981 and she died in 1992. They are buried in St. John’s cemetery in Ellerslie.
      3. daughter4 Williams (Mary Ann3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) was born 16 September 1916 at Tyne Valley. She married in St. James Rectory at Port Hill 28 November 1934 her second cousin once removed Albert William Prowse3 Gorrill, son of Albert Richard2 Gorrill and Nancy Gertrude Boundy and grandson of William1 Gorrill and Priscilla Williams. They lived in Tyne Valley. Prowse Gorrill was born 14 February 1911 at Birch Hill and died 4 December 1988.
      1. son5 Gorrill married _____ MacKinnon.
      1. son6 Gorrill
      2. daughter6 Gorrill
      3. daughter6 Gorrill
      1. son5 Gorrill
      2. daughter5 Gorrill, R. N.
      1. Florence Orel4 Williams, 16 September 1916-August 1922, buried at St. John’s Anglican cemetery, Ellerslie

(7) daughter4 Williams

      1. daughter4 Williams (Mary Ann3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) married _____ MacKinnon.
      1. daughter5 MacKinnon
      2. son5 MacKinnon
    1. Richard Henry3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill; on the Ellis side: Richard4 ‘Harry"3 James2 William1), born at Northam 15 May 1877, married in Summerside 22 November 1904 Florence Bryant, born at Enmore 22 Jan 1878. They lived in Northam, Lot 13, and had two children, Edith and Marshall. Richard died in 1960 and Florence died 2 March 1976. They were buried in the People’s Cemetery at Victoria West.
      1. Edith Marion4 Ellis (Richard H.3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), born at Northam 8 August 1905, married in the Port Hill rectory 5 July 1922 Reginald Baglole. They moved with their little son Ernest to Hanover, MA, in 1926. The 1930 census shows Reginald "Baglow", 27, a labourer with a fireworks factory, and his wife Edith M., 24, and their two children, Ernest A., 6, and Florence, 4 months, living at 329 School Street. Boarding with them were her brothers, Marshall and Frederick Ellis.
      1. son5 Baglole
      2. daughter5 Baglole married _____ Corbett.
      1. Marshall Havelock4 Ellis (Richard H.3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), born at Northam 19 August 1906, moved with Reginald and Edith Baglole to Hanover, MA, in 1926 and was listed in the 1930 US census as boarding with them. He was 23 years old and driving for a truck farm. He later married Madeline Washburn and they had four children. She died before his death at Bryantville, MA, in 1985
      1. son5 Ellis
      2. daughter5 Ellis married ____ Spinale
      3. daughter5 Ellis married _____ Cunningham
      4. son5 Ellis
      1. Frederick James4 Ellis (Richard H.3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1) born at Northam 16 April 1908, married _____ Baglole. He died in hospital at Summerside 27 April 19?6 and was buried in the People’s Cemetery at Victoria West.
      1. son5 Ellis
      2. son5 Ellis
      3. son5 Ellis married _____ Enman
      4. daughter5 Ellis
      5. daughter5 Ellis
      6. daughter5 Ellis
      1. daughter4 Ellis (Richard H.3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), married in Trinity Parsonage, Summerside, 16 November 1927 Alfred Lester Baglole, born in 1903 at Richmond.
      1. son5 Baglole
      2. son5 Baglole
      3. son5 Baglole
      4. son5 Baglole
      5. Sheela5 Baglole
      6. son5 Baglole
      7. son5 Baglole
    1. Leland Bryant4 Ellis (Richard H.3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Northam 4 June 1913, married in the Presbyterian Manse, Summerside, 22 November 1933 Leila Glen Yeo, born at Victoria West 28 June 1917. He died 13 September 2001 and she died 28 February 1992.
      1. Leland Thane5 Ellis married _____ Hardy and then after divorce, _____ Palmer. He died at Summerside 18 April 1999 and was buried in the People’s Cemetery at Victoria West.

b. Russell Nelson5 Ellis, born 16 December 1935, married _____ Frost. He died in hospital at Summerside and was buried in the United Church cemetery at Victoria West.

      1. Lillian Faye5 Ellis, born 15 May 1937, married at Summerside 24 December 1954 _____ MacEwen. She died 16 January 1963 and was buried in the People’s Cemetery there.
      2. daughter5 Ellis married _____ Boviard.
      3. son5 Ellis married _____ Colwill.
      4. son5 Ellis married _____ MacNeill.
      1. son4 Ellis (Richard Henry3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), married _____ Campbell.
      1. daughter5 Ellis married _____ Enman.
      2. son5 Ellis
      3. daughter5 Ellis married _____ Harkness.
      4. son5 Ellis
      5. daughter5 Ellis
      6. daughter5 Ellis married _____ Boudreau.
      7. daughter5 Ellis married _____ Chaput
      1. John Henry4 Ellis (Richard Henry3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Northam 19 August 1918, married _____ McArthur in 1941. He died at Tyne Valley 1 April 1984 and was buried in the People’s Cemetery at Victoria West.
      1. son5 Ellis married _____ Yeo
      2. daughter5 Ellis
      3. daughter5 Ellis married _____ MacKinnon.
      4. daughter5 Ellis
      5. Harry5 Ellis, born at Northam 20 April 1946, died in 1974.

(8) son4 Ellis (Richard Henry3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Dahms.

      1. son5 Ellis
      2. son5 Ellis
    1. Lavinia3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), born 27 February 1880 at Northam, PEI, moved to Massachusetts. She married Augustus A. Loring. In the 1930 census they were living in their own house in Watertown, Middlesex County, with two of their three children still at home, namely, Curtis, 21, and Florence, 17.
      1. Doris A.4 Loring, born in 1905, married Charles J. MacFarland, both then nineteen years old. In the 1930 census they were living in Watertown and had two children. He died September 1975 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
      1. daughter5 Loring
      2. son5 Loring
      1. son4 Loring
      2. daughter4 Loring married _____ Pierce.
    1. John William3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), born at Northam 16 December 1882, married at the Rectory there 20 January 1909 Nettie Murray, who was born at Enmore in 1887 and died in 1928 at the age of 41. John’s second wife was Inez Ellis. John died 9 February 1958 and was buried in the United Church cemetery at Bloomfield.
      1. daughter4 Ellis (John William3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ McArthur.
      1. son5 McArthur
      2. daughter5 McArthur
      3. son5 McArthur
      1. Lloyd Henry4 Ellis (John William3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Northam in 1916, married at Summerside 4 December 1940 Edna McKinnon, born in Springfield in 1923. She died in 1977 and he died in 1996 and was buried near Fredericton, NB.
      1. son5 Ellis
      2. daughter5 Ellis
      3. daughter5 Ellis
      4. son5 Ellis
      1. son4 Ellis (John William3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1)
    1. Ella May3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) was born 1 January 1884 at Northam to Henry Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill. There 13 December 1905 she married Albert Yeo, who was born in 1875 at Victoria West. They lived in Victoria West, PEI, and had three children. Albert died in 1933 and Ella died thirty years later.
      1. Annie Kathleen4 Yeo was born at Victoria West 16 October 1906.
      2. Wyman4 A. Yeo, born 18 June 1909, married _____ Ramsay, born 10 June 1920. He died 13 February 2000 and was buried in the People’s Cemetery at Victoria West.
      3. son4 Yeo was born 18 June 1909.

(4) daughter4 Yeo married Frank Leslie Hardy, who was born in 1912 and died in 1976.

    1. Sarah ‘Sadie’ Bell3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) was born at Northam 28 December 1886 to Henry Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill. She married there 25 June 1907 Angus Enman, who was born 16 June 1883 to William and Mary Enman. Angus and Sarah lived in Enmore and had five children. She died 15 July 1957 and he died in 1964. They are buried in the People’s Cemetery at Victoria West.
    1. Inez4 Enman (Sarah3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1) died before 1986.
    2. Reuben4 Enman (Sarah3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill married Margaret McArthur, born January 1908. She died 11 August 1934 and he died before 1986.
    3. Kenneth4 Enman (Sarah3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Port Hill about 1912, married _____ MacKinnon. He died in hospital at Summerside 22 August 1984 and was buried at Victoria West.
    4. Blanche4 Enman (Sarah3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Enmore about 1915, married Ralph Silliker, who died in 1945, then married _____ Ellis. She died 28 August in hospital at O’Leary.
    5. Stenning4 Enman (Sarah3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Enmore, died before 1986.
    1. James Frederick3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), a son of Henry Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill, was born at Northam 19 April 1888. He married Lillian McCutcheon and they moved to Clearwater, British Columbia. The second wife of James Ellis was Inez Ellis, born at Tyne Valley 11 March 1896 to Louisa M. Ellis. James died 20 November 1965 and she died at O’Leary 29 June 1967. They are buried in the United Church cemetery at Bloomfield.
      1. daughter4 Ellis
      2. son4 Ellis
    1. Reuben Thomas3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), a son of Henry Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill, was born 11 April 1890 at Northam. He married in the Summerside Rectory 12 April 1917 Jeanetta Dyment, who was born 25 June 1892 to David and Edith Dyment. Reuben and Jeanetta lived in Northam, Lot 13. Reuben died 19 February 1993 and was buried in the Presbyterian cemetery at Tyne Valley. Jeanetta died in 1991.
      1. daughter4 Ellis (Reuben3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard!), born at Northam 30 May 1917, married 14 November 1934 Sydney Enman, who was born at Enmore 30 November 1913. He died in a Charlottetown hospital 19 July 2002
      1. daughter5 Enman married _____ Dawson
      2. daughter5 Enman
      1. Jean Martha4 Ellis (Reuben3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Northam 25 November 1918 married Willard Moore, born at Enmore 8 February 1920. He died at Northam 10 March 1974 and she died 15 August 1991. They are buried in the United Church cemetery, Victoria West.
      1. daughter5 Moore married _____ Arsenault
      2. daughter5 Moore married _____ Chappell
      3. son5 Moore married _____ Dyment; divorced.
      4. son5 Moore married Martha ___; divorced; then _____ Gallant.
      5. son 5 Moore married _____ Landry.
      1. Wendell4 D. Ellis (Reuben3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Northam in 1921, married ____ MacKinnon. He died in 1980 and was buried in the People’s Cemetery, Victoria West.
      1. daughter5 Ellis
      2. son5 Ellis
      1. Henry Clayton4 Ellis (Reuben3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1) was born at Northam 12 September 1925 and died 6 September 1928; burial Presbyterian Cemetery at Tyne Valley,
      2. Chesley Marshall4 Ellis (Reuben3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1), born 31 July 1931, married Janet ‘Glen’ Ellis, who was born 6 November 1927. He died 3 November 1990 and she died 18 July 1998.
      3. daughter4 Ellis (Reuben3 Ellis Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Williams
      1. son5 Williams
      2. daughter5 Williams
    1. Bertha C.3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), a daughter of Henry Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill, was born at Tyne Valley 18 August 1892. In the 1930 United States census we find her at age 35 years married to Edwin J. Anderson, who had been born in Massachusetts 34 years before and was then employed as a sales manager. They owned their own house in Weymouth, Norfolk County, and they had two children
    1. daughter4 Anderson married _____ Scott.
    2. daughter4 Anderson married _____ Cairns.

11. Eva3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) , a daughter of Henry Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill, married Arthur Hutchinson, who was born in 1895; residence: Ellerslie, Prince County. They had ten Hutchinson children: Edward, Rubie, Marion, Inez, Serena, Donald, Vernon, Phyllis and Carol. Arthur died in 1958 and Eva died in 1989. They were buried in the United Church cemetery at Bideford.

      1. son4 Hutchinson
      2. daughter4 Hutchinson
      3. daughter4 Hutchinson
      4. daughter4 Hutchinson
      5. daughter4 Hutchinson
      6. son4 Hutchinson
      7. son4 Hutchinson
      8. daughter4 Hutchinson
      9. daughter4 Hutchinson

(10) Orville4 Hutchinson was born in 1931 and died 23 Nov. 1934

12. Ada3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), was born at Tyne Valley 26 February 1894 to Henry Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill. She married Edgar Enman, who was born 16 November 1880, a son of William and Mary Enman and brother of Angus, who married Ada’s sister Sarah. The lived in Enmore and had two children.

    1. son4 Enman
    2. daughter4 Enman married _____ Winslow

13. Serena3 Ellis (Clarinda2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) was born 17 December 1897 to Henry Ellis and Clarinda Gorrill. She married J. Wesley Smith (1891-1974) and they lived in Enmore. Serena died in 1967.

    1. daughter4 Smith married _____ McNevin
    2. daughter4 Smith married _____ Coldwell
    3. daughter4 Smith married _____ McLellan
    4. son4 Smith
    5. son4 Smith
    6. son4 Smith
  1. WILLIAM JOHN2 GORRILL (Richard1), the eldest son of Richard Gorrill and Mary Ann Newcombe, was born 20 January 1857 at Tyne Valley, Prince County, and was baptized by the Rev. F. Metherall 19 September 1858 at the O’Leary Methodist Church (PEI Vital Statistics). The 1881 census of Birch Creek, Lot 13, records him as a farmer of 22 years living with his father and mother (sub-district m-1, page 46, household 184). Then he seems to disappear from local records.

In the census of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 8 January 1920 (Roll T625_833, Page 7B, Enumeration District 57), I found a William Gorrill, 60, who was born in Canada and whose parents were born in England, as were Richard Gorrill and Mary Ann Newcombe. He had become an American citizen in 1881. William was married to Mollie, who was born 51 years before in Minnesota. William was a checking clerk for a railroad company. They had two children at home: Walter, 22, truck driver for a gas company, and Jessie, 20 and single, forewoman at a cigar factory. Walter was married to Elizabeth, 20, and they had a son, Raymond, 2 years and 1 month. They were renting at 100 Aldrich Avenue North.

Going backward in the decennial census to 1910 (Roll 701, Book 2, Page 143), one finds William and Mollie and their family of four children at 516 Humbolt Avenue in Minneapolis. Roy, 21, was working in a tire shop and Ruth, 18, was a clerk in a department store. Walter, 13, and Jessie, 11, were going to school. A cartoonist by the name of Teria Stevens was rooming with them. The important discovery in this enumeration is that Roy and Ruth were born in South Dakota.

When we get back to the 1900 census (Roll 767, Book 1, Page 16) we find the young family at 720 5th Avenue, Minneapolis. William is recorded as an "R.R. checking clerk". The first two children were born in "Dakota" and the last two in Minneapolis.

It was not possible to trace the young couple’s stay in South Dakota by means of the 1890 census because its documents were destroyed by fire at the Commerce Department in Washington, D. C., 10 January 1921. Only fragments remained: in round figures only the enumeration of 6,000 of the country’s population of 63 million, and almost nothing of South Dakota.

The Great Dakota Boom took place between 1878 and 1887 as settlers poured in with the development of railroads, agriculture and industry. In 1883 the Dakota Territory was divided into the territories of North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. The droughts of 1886 and 1887 ended the boom. In 1889 an agreement with the Sioux opened new lands for white settlement and North and South Dakota were admitted as the 39th and 40th states. From that year to 1897 the Great Dakota Bust was a period of drought and a depressed national economy. William John and Mollie Gorrill moved east across the border into Minnesota, Mollie’s home state, some time between the birth of Ruth in South Dakota in January 1893 and the birth of Walter in November 1897 at Minneapolis.

The census of 3 January 1930 (Roll 626_1090, Page 8A, Enumeration District 45) records the household of William J. Gorrill, 72, retired; his wife Mollie, 63; Jessie, 31, single; John W[alter], 33; his wife, Elizabeth M., 31; and their three children, Raymond T., 12; Mary L., 10 and Jane F., 3. They were living at 3105 Gerard Avenue North.

Neither the Minnesota Historical Society nor the Division of Vital Statistics was able to find William J. Gorrill in any way, so as to provide a death certificate. Much time was spent on that pursuit in vain.

A certificate, registered number 2826, records the death by breast cancer of Molly C. Gorrill, of 1519 Emerson Avenue, Minneapolis, widow of William Gorrill, in the General Hospital 17 July 1942 at the age of 76 years. Her son Walter gave the information that his mother was a daughter of Robert Moore and Isabell Danner and that she had been born in Glencoe, Minnesota, 23 April 1866. Walter stated that his mother’s parents had also been born in Minnesota but according to the 1880 census of Glencoe, McLeod County, her father was born in Indiana and her mother was born in Ohio. At the time of the 1880 census, Mollie Moore was 14 and her twin sisters, Nora and Jessie, were 12 and the three were attending school. Because the girls were born in Indiana and their late father was born there, it seems likely that Robert Moore and Isabell Danner were married there. In 1880 the widow Isabell, 39, was boarding a married teacher, Emma Edwards, and her daughter, four years old.

An obituary of Mollie Gorrill appeared in the Minneapolis Tribune, 18 July 1942, page 10:

GORRILL­ Mollie, 1519 Emerson N., on
Friday, age 76. Survived by 1 daughter,
Mrs. Ruth Swanson, Mpls; 2 sons, Wal-
ter, Mpls; Roy, Long Beach, Calif; 7
grand children, 4 great grand children;
Services Monday, 2:30 Sunseth Funeral
Home. Interment Lakewood Cemetery.

A death certificate from the Division of Vital Statistics, Minnesota, shows that Jessie Gorrill, born 4 January 1899, was the daughter of William John Gorrill, who was born in Canada, and of his wife, née Mollie Moore, that Jessie was an office worker at a cigar company and that she died of lung cancer 27 October 1938 at the age of 39 years and 9 months. The informant was Mollie Gorrill. This is the first American document in hand that gives the full name of the late William John Gorrill, of Minneapolis.

Death certificates from the Minnesota Historical Society indicate:

As to age at time of death, Mollie was 76, Raymond Thomas was nearly 68, but his father, John Walter Gorrill, was only 46, his mother, Elizabeth Mary, was 46, and his aunt Jessie was nearly 40.

Because both the Historical Society and the Division of Vital Statistics in Minnesota had been unable to find a record of William J. Gorrill’s death and because the other members of his family were buried at Lakewood Cemetery, that became the hoped-for source of information. I wrote to Lakewood cemetery and waited forty days. Finally my telephone call got the desired information. A John Gorrill had died in the spring of 1931. Because there was no record of his having died in Hennepin County, I surmised that he must have died in hospital in the twin city of St. Paul, Ramsey County. The Historical Society reported there was no obituary of him in the Minneapolis newspapers. Finally a death certificate ended the chase:

John Gorrill, of 913 Fifteenth Avenue North, Minneapolis, died of cardio-renal disease at the N.P.B.A. Hospital, St. Paul, 30 May 1931 at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 10 days. He was buried 2 June 1931 at the Crystal Lake Cemetery. His wife, Mollie, the informant, gave his father’s name as William (wrong), born in England (right), and she did not know his mother’s name. The important fact, however, was his birthdate, 20 January 1857.

William John Gorrill, son of Richard and Mary Ann Gorrill, of Northam, PEI, was born 20 January 1857 (O’Leary United Church record). Q.E.D.

    1. Roy R.3 Gorrill (William John2 Richard1) was born in March of 1891 in South Dakota to William John Gorrill and Mollie Moore. We know nothing of his life between the census of 1910 and that of 1930. I did not find him in the 1920 census for all the states and the military. The 1930 census shows him living in a rented home in Long Beach, California, with his wife, Grace L., whom he had married three years before, and with their three-month-old baby, Marian J. He was the manager of a fruit store at age thirty-eight and she was twelve years younger than he. Roy was still living at the time of his mother’s death in July of 1942. He is not found in The US Social Security Death Index. His wife, Grace, who was born in Montana 24 September 1903, died in the Woodland and Yolo area, CA, 17 April 1995 at the age of ninety-one.
      1. daughter.4 Gorrill ( Roy R.3 William John2 Richard1)
    1. Ruth C.3 Gorrill (William John2 Richard1) was born in South Dakota 27 January 1893 to William John Gorrill and Mollie Moore. She married Barney F. Swanson, who had been born at Minneapolis 21 May 1891 to immigrants from Sweden. His mother’s name was Peterson. In the 1930 census they owned a house at 3105 Gerard Avenue North and he was a foreman at a Gas Light Company. Their twins Marion and Muriel were eleven years old. According to a death certificate from the Minnesota Historical Society, Ruth C. Swanson died 23 July 1964 at the age of 71. Barney F. Swanson died 13 April 1968 in Hennepin County, according to the Social Security Death Index.
      1. daughter4 Swanson (Ruth C.3 William John2 Richard1)
      2. daughter4 Swanson (Ruth C.3 William John2 Richard1)

    1. John Walter3 Gorrill (William John2 Richard1) was born in 1896 in Minnesota. He married Elizabeth Mary Lambert, who was born in Minnesota in 1898. He was a pipe fitter for a gas company. He died 6 May 1943 and she died 12 August 1946.
      1. Raymond Thomas4 Gorrill, born 8 December 1917 in Minnesota, died there 8 November 1985. His wife, Leone, was born 15 January 1917 and died in Minnesota 18 September 1997 US Social Security Death Index).
      2. daughter4 Gorrill
      3. daughter4 Gorrill

2. Jessie4 Gorrill (William John2 Richard1) was born 4 August 1899 in Minneapolis. She remained single and was a cigar stripper and later an office worker in a cigar factory. She died of lung cancer 27 October 1938. The doctor who signed the death certificate stated that the disease was not "in any way related to occupation of the deceased". That might be disputed today. Jessie was buried two days later at Lakewood Cemetery.

  1. LAVINIA2 GORRILL (Richard1), a daughter of Richard Gorrill and Mary Ann Newcombe, was born 6 or 10 August 1859 (the baptismal record says 6 and the 1901 census says 10) and was baptized 4 September of that year by the Reverend F. Metherall, minister of the O’Leary Methodist Church. She married John Fowler Wells Grigg 11 July 1883 in St. James Rectory at Port Hill. John Grigg was born 27 March 1859 at Tyne Valley, a son of Dr. William Grigg and his second wife, Willann Doherty.

Dr. William Grigg had an interesting career. Baptized 20 January 1799 at Monkleigh, Devon, he was a son of Richard Grigg and Ann Brooks. A carpenter, he married Elizabeth Dannell 27 November 1820 four miles away at Parkham, Devon. Evidently he became involved in shipbuilding with friends and relatives, one of whom was his uncle John Brooks. William came to Prince Edward Island in 1826 and built ships at Bideford and Port Hill. He must have gone back at least once, for Elizabeth had a son, Robert, who was baptized 3 September 1829 at Shebbear, Devon. In 1832 he built a house at Tyne Valley and then brought his family. According to the Royal Gazette, 14 June 1836 Mr. and Mrs. Grigg arrived in the Marina from Bideford, England. He built a school for the Methodist Church, built ships, farmed and was fence viewer and justice of the peace. Elizabeth had nine children for him between 1821 and 1838. She died 10 July 1856 at the age of fifty-six and was buried in the Bideford Methodist Cemetery. William Grigg married Willann Doherty and they had two children, John Fowler Wells Grigg and Thomas Alexander Grigg, who became a physician in Butte, Montana. William Grigg must have been studying medicine because on 1 October 1872 he received his government license to practise in PEI. After Willann died four years later 3 December 1876, William married Miranda MacLeod. Dr Grigg died of a stroke at the age of 81 on 6 January 1881. He left a will, in which is listed a number of properties. He also left a widow, nine children, 63 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren (Summerside Journal, 13 January 1881, page 3, column 2).

Lavinia Gorrill, the wife of John Fowler Wells Grigg, died 17 July 1920 and John died 24 February 1946. They are buried in what is now the United Church cemetery at Bideford, Prince County. The next 14 pages are devoted to descendants of Lavinia Gorrill and John Grigg. They had twelve children:

      1. William Richard Grigg, 16 May 1884-26 January 1959
      2. Mary Willanna Grigg, 11 October 1885-16 February 1906
      3. Thomas Henry Grigg, born 22 June 1887
      4. Sarah Eva Miranda Grigg, born 11 December 1888
      5. Reuben Armstrong Grigg, about 1890-6 June 1891
      6. Clarinda Jane Grigg, 2 May 1891-28 August 1975
      7. Edith Lavinia Grigg, 23 January 1894-27 April 1975
      8. John Ernest Grigg, 12 January 1896-9 August 1980
      9. Daisy Priscilla Grigg, 2 May 1898-15 Mach 1985
      10. Rebie Maude Grigg, born 9 January 1900
      11. Harriett Belle Beatrice Grigg, about 1903-about 1960
      12. Evelyn Wanda Grigg, born about 1904
    1. William Richard3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill, Richard1), born 16 May 1884 at Tyne Valley, Lot 13, married Bernice Isabelle MacNevin 5 September 1906 and farmed in Victoria West. His wife was born at Tyne Valley 12 June 1886 and she died 28 June 1946. William died 18 January 1959. They lie in Bedford United Church cemetery, lot 12, centre 3, stone 37. They had six children:
      1. Jennie Mae4 Grigg (Wm Richard3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill), born 30 June 1907 at Springhill, Lot 13, married Fulton Dyment 18 June 1930 at Wellington, Lot 16. A son of Charles Dyment and Lilla Green, he was born at Springhill 10 September 1900.
      1. son5 Dyment married _____ Gallant.
      2. son5 Dyment
      3. son5 Dyment married _____ Thompson
      1. son6 Dyment
      2. son6 Dyment
      1. son5 Dyment5 married _____ Kristiansen
      1. son6 Dyment
      2. son6 Dyment
      3. son6 Dyment
      1. daughter4 Grigg (Wm Richard3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) married _____ Milligan
      1. daughter5 Milligan married _____ MacKinnon
      1. daughter6 MacKinnon
      2. son6 MacKinnon
      3. daughter6 MacKinnon
      1. daughter5 Milligan married ___Gamble
      1. daughter6 Milligan
      2. son6 Milligan
      3. son6 Gamble
      4. daughtr6 Gamble
      5. son6 Gamble
      6. son6 Gamble
      7. daughter6 Gamble
      8. daughter6 Gamble
      1. daughter5 Milligan marrried _____ Rafferty
      1. son6 Rafferty
      2. daughter6 Rafferty
      3. son6 Rafferty
      4. son6 Rafferty
      5. son6 Rafferty
      6. son6 Rafferty
      1. son5 Milligan married _____Kelly
      1. daughter6 Milligan
      2. daughter6 Milligan
      3. daughter6 Milligan
      4. son6 Milligan
      5. daughter6 Milligan
      6. son6 Milligan
      7. daughter6 Milligan
      1. daughter5 Milligan married _____ Noye
      1. son6 Noye
      2. son6 Noye
      3. daughter6 Noye
      4. daughter6 Noye
      5. son6 Noye
      6. daughter6 Noye
      7. son6 Noye
      8. daughter6 Noye

f.son5 Milligan married _____ Kristiansen

(a)son 6 Milligan

(b) son6 Milligan

(c) daughter6 Milligan

(d) daughter6 Milligan

(e)son6 Milligan

g.daughter5 Milligan married _____ Rix

      1. daughter6 Rix
      2. daughter6 Rix

h.daughter5 Milligan

i.daughter5 Milligan married _____ Currie

      1. son6 Currie
      2. son6 Currie

j.son5 Milligan

k.daughter5 Milligan

      1. daughter4 Grigg (Wm Richard3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) married _____ Rodd
      1. son5 Rodd married _____ Earle
      1. daughter6 Rodd
      2. son6 Rodd
      3. daughter6 Rodd
      4. son6 Rodd
      5. daughter6 Rodd

b. daughter5 Rodd married _____ Oakes. Moved to Concord, New Hampshire.

      1. son6 Oakes
      2. daughter6 Oakes
      3. son6 Oakes
      4. son6 Oakes
      1. daughter5 Rodd married _____ Dennis
      1. daughter6 Dennis married _____ Kent.
      2. daughter6 Dennis
      3. son6 Dennis
      4. daughter6 Dennis
      5. daughter6 Dennis
      6. daughter6 Dennis
      1. daughter5 Rodd married _____MacLean
      1. daughter6 MacLean
      2. son6 MacLean
      1. son5 Rodd married _____ Silliker
      1. son6 Rodd; adopted
      1. son5 Rodd married _____ Holtham; then _____ Averink The first child is first wife’s’s; the others, second wife’s.
      1. daughter6 Rodd, of first marriage
      2. son6 Rodd, of second marriage
      3. son6 Rodd
      1. son5 Rodd married _____ Moore
      1. son6 Rodd
      2. daughter6 Rodd
      3. son6 Rodd
      4. daughter6 Rodd
      5. son6 Rodd
      1. daughter5 Rodd married _____ Paynter
      1. daughter6 Paynter
      2. daughter6 Paynter
      3. son6 Paynter
      4. i. daughter5 Rodd married _____Birch

        (a) son6 Birch

      5. daughter6 Birch
      1. daughter5 Rodd married _____ Ramsay
      1. son6 Ramsay
      1. daughter5 Rodd married _____ Hunter.
      1. daughter6 Hunter
      2. son6 Hunter
      1. William Lorne4 Grigg (Wm Richard3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) married _____ Wood.
      1. daughter5 Grigg married _____ Yeo.
      1. son6 Yeo married _____Hutchinson.
      2. daughter6 Yeo married _____ Paugh.
      3. daughter6 Yeo married _____ MacArthur.
      4. son6 Yeo
      5. son6 Yeo
      6. daughter6 Yeo
      7. son6 Yeo
      8. daughter6 Yeo
      1. daughter5 Grigg married _____ Durant; then _____ Ladd.
      1. son6 Durant
      2. Karen G. Durant6, born 21 Aug 1959 at Saint John, drowned there 3 Dec 1964.
      1. son5 Grigg married _____ Ellis
      1. daughter6 Grigg
      2. son6 Grigg
      3. son6 Grigg
      4. son6 Grigg
      1. son5 Grigg married_____ Arsenault.
      2. son5 Grigg married _____ Hardy.
      1. son6 Grigg
      2. son6 Grigg
      3. daughter6 Grigg
      4. daughter6 Grigg
      1. daughter5 Grigg married _____ Baglole
      1. daughter6 Baglole
      2. daughter6 Baglole
      1. daughter5 Grigg married _____Robinson
      1. son6 Robinson
      2. Troy Lyle6 Robinson, born 25 May 1974, Summerside, died 14 May 1983 at Conway, PEI
      3. son6 Robinson
      1. son5 Grigg

(5) son4 Grigg (Wm Richard3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) married _____ MacLennan.

      1. daughter5 Grigg married _____ Ellis.
      1. son6 Ellis married _____ MacKendrick
      2. daughter6 Ellis
      3. son6 Ellis
      4. son6 Ellis
      5. daughter6 Ellis
      1. daughter5 Grigg married _____ Gallant.
      1. son6 Gallant
      2. daughter6 Gallant
      3. son6 Gallant
      4. son6 Gallant
      5. daughter6 Gallant
      1. son5 Grigg married _____ Ford.
      1. daughter6 Grigg

d. son5 Grigg married _____ Millar.

      1. son4 Grigg (Wm Richard3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) married _____ Boulter.
      1. daughter5 Grigg, adopted
      2. son5 Grigg
      3. daughter5 Grigg
      4. son5 Grigg
      5. daughter5 Grigg

3. Thomas Henry3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1), born 22 June 1887, Tyne Valley, married there 2 December 1913 Pearl Gardiner, born Northam 13 Oct 1893 to John Gardiner and Mary Campbell. She died 12 February 1971 and he died 3 Oct 1975. They are buried in Bideford United Church cemetery, 12/3/20.

(1) son4 Grigg married _____ Palmer.

      1. son5 Grigg , married at Cambridge, MA, _____ Crapolli.
      1. daughter6 Grigg
      2. son6 Grigg
      3. son6 Grigg
      4. son6 Grigg

(2) daughter4 Grigg married _____ Williams.

a daughter5 Williams married _____ Noye.

      1. son6 Noye
      2. daughter6 Noye
      3. son6 Noye
      4. son6 Noye
      1. son5 Williams married _____ Phillips.
      1. daughter6 Williams
      2. son6 Williams
      1. son5 Williams married _____ Coughlin.
      1. son6 Williams
      1. son5 Williams married _____ Cotton
      1. son6 Williams
      2. son6 Williams
      1. son5 Williams married _____ Newcombe.

(a) daughter6 Williams

(3)daughter4 Grigg married _____ Williams.

a. son5 Williams married _____ MacLean.

      1. son6 Williams
      2. son6 Williams

      1. Thomas Lawrence5 Williams, 17 April-27 May 1948
      2. son5 Williams married _____ Oatway.
      1. daughter6 Williams
      2. daughter6 Williams
      3. son6 Williams
      1. son5 Williams
      2. son5 Williams
    1. Sarah Eva3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill, Richard1), 11 Dec 1888-25 Mar 1962 Tyne Valley. On 14 February 1912 she married Patterson MacCaull, son of John MacCaull and Mardina Reeves. He drowned 18 Nov 1920. She married at Summerside 1925 Alexander MacLeod, born Knutsford, Lot 8, 9 March 1894, died 25 April 1956. They are buried in Bideford United Church cemetery, 12/3/121.
      1. John Anthony4 MacCaull, born at Tyne Valley 16 Aug 1912, died at Bideford 2 Feb 1969, marrried at Summerside 21 November 1931 _____ Ford.
      1. daughter5 MacCaull married _____ Millar.

(a) daughter6 Millar

(b) daughter6 Millar married _____ Cole

(c) daughter6 Millar

(d) son6 Millar

b. daughter5 MacCaull married _____ Lane.

(a) daughter6 Lane

(b) son6 Lane

(c) daughter6 Lane

c. daughter5 MacCaull married _____ Strongman.

(a) son6 Strongman

(b) son6 Strongman

(c) daughter6 Strongman

d. son5 MacCaull married _____ Milligan

(a) son6 MacCaull

(b) daughter6 MacCaull

(c) daughter6 MacCaull

e. daughter5 MacCaull married _____ Hogg.

(a) son6 Hogg

(b) son6 Hogg

f. son5 MacCaull married _____ Noye

      1. son6 MacCaull
      2. daughter6 MacCaull
      1. daughter5 MacCaull married _____ Hutchinson.

(a) daughter6 Hutchinson

      1. daughter6 Hutchinson
      1. daughter5 MacCaull married _____ Noye

(a) Christopher6 Noye, 31 Dec 1979-19 Feb 1980

5. Clarinda Jane3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) was born 2 May 1891. She married Ernest Roy MacNevin, who was born 18 April 1892. They had seven children. Ernest died 26 July 1967 and Clarinda died 28 August 1975.

      1. Kenneth Roy4 MacNevin (14 Sept 1912-21 Dec 1990, both at Ellerslie) married _____ Webster on 9 July 1941.
      1. son5 MacNevin _____ Maclean.
      2. daughter5 MacNevin married _____ Smiley.
      1. daughter4 MacNevin married George Stanley Williams (12 October 1908-1991), son of Robert Livingstone Williams and Catherine Edith Kinsman.
      1. daughter5 Williams married _____ Wooder.
      1. daughter6 Wooder
      2. son6 Wooder
      3. son6 Wooder
      4. son6 Wooder
      1. son5 Williams
      1. Thomas E4. MacNevin, born 7 January 1917 at Ellerslie, married _____ Smith. Thomas died at Toronto 23 December 1998.
      1. daughter5 MacNevin married _____ McLeod.
      1. son6 McLeod
      2. daughter6 McLeod
      3. daughter6 McLeod
      1. daughter5 MacNevin married _____ Parrott.
      1. daughter6 Parrott
      2. son6Parrott
      1. daughter5 MacNevin
      1. daughter6 MacNevin
      2. daughter6 MacNevin
      3. son6 MacNevin
      1. son5 MacNevin married _____ Applebaum.
      2. daughter5 MacNevin
      1. Athol Ernest4 MacNevin, born 12 March 1920, married _____ Lockhart 24 December 1945. He died in hospital at Summerside 9 July 2002 and was buried in the Bideford United Church cemetery.
      1. son5 MacNevin
      2. son5 MacNevin
      3. daughter5 MacNevin
      4. daughter5 MacNevin
      5. daughter5 MacNevin
      1. daughter4 MacNevin married _____ Hayers.
      1. son5 Hayers
      2. daughter5 Hayers
      3. son5 Hayers
      4. daughter5 Hayers
      5. son5 Hayers
      1. daughter4 MacNevin married at Summerside in 1949 John J. McIsaac (12 Feb 1925-4 Jan 1977 Fredericton, Lot 67).
      1. son5 McIsaac
      2. daughter5 McIsaac
      1. Wanda Clarinda4 MacNevin married _____ Dickieson.
      1. son5 Dickieson
      2. son5 Dickieson
      3. daughter5 Dickieson married _____ Glaydon.
      4. daughter5 Dickieson married _____ Hickey.

6. Edith Lavinia3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1), born 23 January 1894 in Lot 13, married at Bideford 29 October 1919 Beecher Lorne MacDougall, who was born at Bideford 23 December 1896. Edith died in 1975 and Beecher died 1 July 1980 in hospital at North Vancouver, BC. Both are buried at Bideford United, 12/3/46.

      1. daughter4 MacDougall
      2. Lorne Wells4 MacDougall, born at Bideford 27 Mar 1920, died at North Vancouver; married _____ MacArthur
      1. daughter5 MacDougall married _____ Wiebe.
      1. daughter6 Wiebe
      2. son6 Wiebe
      1. daughter5 MacDougall, married _____ MacLennan.
      2. (a) daughter6 MacLennan, adopted

      3. daughter5 MacDougall married _____ Fitzsimmons, then _____ King.
      1. son4 MacDougall

7. John Ernest3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1), born in Lot 13 on 12 January 1896, married at Summerside 29 June 1921 Clara May Gorrill, daughter of Albert Richard Gorrill and Gertrude Boundy. Ernest and Clara were second cousins, for their grandfathers were the brothers Richard and William Gorrill. Clara died 7 April 1972 and Ernest died 9 August 1980. They are buried in the United Church cemetery in Bideford, 12/3/68. They had three children:

      1. Preston Ernest4 Grigg (John Ernest3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1), born 26 May 1922, married Amelia Doris Stewart (1917-2000). He died at Summerside 17 September 2002. They are buried in the Bideford United Church cemetery, 12/3/68. They had three children:
      1. Vernon Stewart5 Grigg, born at Summerside 10 March 1943, married _____ Gosselin. He is deceased.

b. son5 Grigg married _____ Chappell.

c. son Grigg5 married _____ McWilliams and after divorce, _____ Schurman.

      1. son4 Grigg (John Ernest3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1)
      2. daughter4 Grigg (John Ernest3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Lyster. Three children:

a. son5 Lyster

b. daughter5 Lyster

      1. son5 Lyster

8. Daisy Priscilla3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Tyne Valley 2 May 1898, married there 28 Jan 1919 William Ira Ramsay, born Arlington, Lot 14, 24 May 1889. He died 15 July 1967 at Summerside and she died 9 Aug 1980; burial at Bideford United. Residence: Arlington, Lot 14.

      1. daughter4 Ramsay (Daisy3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Moase.

a. daughter5 Moase married _____ Sheen.

(a) daughter6 Sheen, adopted

(b) son6 Sheen, adopted

b. son5 Moase married _____ Francis.

(a) daughter6 Moase

(b) son6 Moase

(c) daughter6 Moase

(d) son6 Moase

      1. son5 Moase married _____ Clark.
      2. (a) daughter Moase, adopted

        (b) sonMoase, adopted

      3. son5 Moase married _____ Buote.
      4. (a) son6 Moase

      5. son5 Moase married _____ Trowsdale.
      6. (a) son6 Moase

        (2) son4 Ramsay married _____ Small. 1933.

        a. daughter5 Ramsay

        b. daughter5 Ramsay

      7. son5 Ramsay
      8. daughter5 Ramsay
      9. daughter5 Ramsay

9. Rebie Maude3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1), born Tyne Valley 19 January 1900, married at Bideford 10 August 1926 Claude Reginald Hayes, born 14 March 1902. He died 5 February 1980 and was buried at Bideford United cemetery.

(1) son4 Hayes married _____ Palfrey.

      1. son5 Hayes

(2) son4 Hayes married _____ Yeadon.

.

      1. daughter5 Hayes married _____ Smith.
      1. son6 Smith
      2. Monica Dawn6 Smith, 7 Mar 1979-29 Apr 1979
      3. daughter6 Smith
    1. Harriett Belle3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1), born Tyne Valley 13 Feb 1902, m. there 26 Jan 1927 John Stanley MacLean, b. 11 Feb 1900 at Grand River, Lot 14. She died 19 Jan 1962 and he died 10 Dec 1979. Burial: United Church cemetery, Lot 14. Residence: Birch Hill
      1. daughter4 MacLean (Harriet3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Milligan.
      1. son5 Milligan married _____ Gray.
      2. son5 Milligan
      1. son4 MacLean, Rev. (Harriet3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Brown.
      1. son5 MacLean married _____ Andrews.
      1. son6 MacLean
      1. son5 MacLean
      2. son5 MacLean
      1. daughter4 MacLean (Harriet3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Milligan.

a. daughter5 Milligan married _____ Gillis.

      1. daughter6 Gillis
      2. son6 Gillis
      1. daughter5 Milligan married _____ Beamish.
      1. daughter6 Beamish
      2. daughter6 Beamish
      3. daughter 6 Beamish
      1. daughter5 Milligan married _____ Hilchie.
      2. (a) daughter6 Hilchie

      3. son5 Milligan married _____ Parnell.
      1. son6 Millgan
      2. son6 Milligan
      1. son5 Milligan
      2. son5 Milligan
      3. daughter5 Milligan

(4) son4 MacLean (Harriet3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Monkley.

      1. son5 MacLean
      2. son5 MacLean

(5) daughter4 MacLean (Harriet3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Miller.

      1. son5 Miller
      2. daughter5 Miller married _____ Merrett.
      3. daughter5 Miller
      4. son5 Miller

(6) son4 MacLean (Harriet3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1 Gorrill) married _____ Cowan.

      1. daughter5 MacLean

b. son5 MacLean

(7) son4 MacLean (Harriet3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Noye.

      1. daughter5 MacLean
      2. daughter5 MacLean
      3. daughter5 MacLean
    1. Evelyn Wanda3 Grigg (Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1), born at Tyne Valley 3 June 1904, married there 31 Dec 1923 Havelock MacLean, born 20 February 1899 and died at Summerside 8 September 1943.
      1. daughter4 Maclean (Evelyn3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Staples.
      2. a. son5 Staples

      3. son4 MacLean (Evelyn3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Birch.
      1. daughter5 MacLean married _____ Simpson.
      1. son6 Simpson
      2. son6 Simpson
      1. son5 MacLean, born at Summerside 10 Nov 1951, married Jane Hanson
      2. daughter5 MacLean married _____ Service
      3. daughter5 MacLean
      4. son5 MacLean
      1. son4 MacLean (Evelyn3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ . He changed his name to McLean.
      1. daughter5 McLean
      2. son5 McLean
      3. son5 McLean
      4. daughter5 McLean
      1. daughter4 MacLean (Evelyn3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Yeo
      1. daughter5 Yeo married _____ Rafele.
      2. daughter5 Yeo
      3. daughter5 Yeo
      1. son4 MacLean (EvelynGrigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1) married _____ Crawley. He changed his name to McLean.
      1. daughter5 McLean
      2. son5 McLean
      1. daughter4 MacLean (Evelyn3 Grigg Lavinia2 Gorrill Richard1), married _____ Ramsay.
      1. son5 Ramsay
      2. daughter5 Ramsay
      3. son5 Ramsay
      4. daughter5 Ramsay
  1. RICHARD HENRY GORRILL (Richard1) was born at Northam 6 March 1863, a son of Richard Gorrill and Mary Ann Newcombe. In the 1881 census he was 17 and his occupation was given as "Farmer’s Son". ‘Harry’ married Marinda MacLeod on 6 November 1889 (eight months after his father died) at St. John’s Anglican Church in St. Eleanor’s. Marinda was born in Scotland 2 July 1866 and died 22 January, 1946. In the 1891 census his older brother, William John Gorrill, is not recorded and must already have left the province.. Reuben Samuel Gorrill, then 21, would leave for Seattle the next year. Fred, now 24, was well settled in the Boston area. So in 1891 Harry, 28, and Miranda, 24, had a newborn baby, were working his father’s farm and were providing a home for his aunt-stepmother, Sarah Lavinia, and his brothers and sisters who had not left the nest. In the 1901 census their household consisted of their five children ranging from ten years to one year of age—Harold Raymond, Stella, Veda, Inez, and John—Harry’s sister Mary Jane, then 35, his half-sister Priscilla, 21, and the widow Sarah, only 54, with many years ahead of her. Richard died 13 November 1933 and Marinda died in January of 1946. They are buried in the cemetery of St. James Anglican Church at Port Hill.
    1. Harold Raymond3 Gorrill (Richard Henry2 Richard1), known as "Roy", born at Northam 3 March 1891, the firstborn of Harry Gorrill and Marinda MacLeod, married at Tyne Valley 24 July 1912 Annie Sylvia Williams, who was born there 3 March 1893, daughter of Jabez Williams and Melinda Ellis Ramsay. In 1922 they moved with their four children—Harry, Herman, Zelma and the infant Lorne—to Hanson in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He became a nickel plater in a factory and they bought their own home on State Street. In the 1930 Federal Census at Hanson, Roy was 39 and Sylvia was 37. Harry was 15; Herman, 13; Zelma, 12; Lorne, 7; and Wendell, nearly 4, who was born in the U.S.A. Harold lived to be 91, dying at Hanson 4 September 1982. Sylvia died 19 May 1984 at the same age.
      1. Harry Jabez4 Gorrill (Harold Raymond3 Richard Henry2 Richard1) was born at Northam 30 September 1914, the son of ‘Roy" Gorrill and Sylvia Williams. At Hanson he married Annie O’Brien and had one child, David. Then he married Elaine Turner and they had Carole and then met Madeleine Wilkins, who bore Jonathan. Harry Jabez died 15 July 1999 at Houlton, Maine.
      1. son5, born at Brockton, MA, to Harry Jabez Gorrill and Annie O’Brien, married _____ Tweed. They had one child.
      2. (a) son6 Gorrill

        b. daughter5 Gorrill, daughter of Harry Jabez Gorrill and Elaine Turner, married ____ Briggs, then ____ Florek.

      3. son5 Gorrill was born to Harry Jabez Gorrill and Madeleine Wilkins.
      1. Herman Roy4 Gorrill (Harold Raymond3 Richard Henry2 Richard1) was born at Northam, Lot 13, 19 April 1916 to Roy Gorrill and Sylvia Williams. He married at Hanover, MA, in January 1941 _____ Ellis. They had three children. Herman died at Veterans Hospital, Jamaica Plains, 15 April 1995.
      1. daughter5 Gorrill married _____ Baldwin. The marriage ended in divorce.
      2. Thomas Roy6 Gorrill, born at South Hanover 21 December 1946, died in the Vietnamese War 2 April 1969.
      3. daughter5 Gorrill married _____ MacDonald.
      1. Zelma4 Gorrill ( Harold Raymond3 Richard Henry2 Richard1), daughter of Roy Gorrill and Sylvia Williams, was born 8 January 1918 and died 7 July 1946.
      2. Lorne Harold4 Gorrill (Harold Raymond3 Richard Henry2 Richard1) was born at Wellington, PEI, 30 May 1922 to Roy Gorrill and Sylvia Williams. He married _____ Dixon. He died 17 September 2000 at Stuart, Florida.
      1. son5 Gorrill
      2. son5 Gorrill
      3. daughter5 Gorrill married _____ Snell.
      4. son5 Gorrill
      5. daughter5 Gorrill
      1. son4 Gorrill (Harold Raymond3 Richard Henry2 Richard1), the youngest child of Roy Gorrill and Sylvia Williams, who had immigrated to Hanson, MA, was the only one of his siblings born in the USA. He married Norma Parker. They had two children. Norma died in 1922.
      1. son5 Gorrill married _____ Goodwin
      2. daughter5 Gorrill _____ Huska
    1. Stella Eva Blanche3 Gorrill (Richard Henry2 Richard1) was born at Northam 22 September 1892, the second child of Harry Gorrill and Marinda MacLeod. She married 12 June 1912 a son of James Taylor Ramsay and Zena McDugald, namely Alfred Long Ramsay, who was born 13 February 1883. They had six children. Alfred died at Tyne Valley Health Centre 6 August 1976 and Stella died in hospital at Summerside 14 February 1988.
      1. James Eldon4 Ramsay (Stella3 Gorrill Richard Henry2 Richard1) was born at Victoria West 15 June 1913, the firstborn of Alfred Ramsay and Stella Gorrill. He married Hazel Lorraine Ramsay, who was born 19 December 1902. James died in the Halifax Infirmary 24 April 1984 and Hazel died 24 March 1994.
      2. Henry Waldo4 Ramsay (Stella3 Gorrill Richard Henry2 Richard1) was born at Northam 8 January 1915 to Alfred Ramsay and Stella Gorrill. He and his wife, _____ Fagan, had five children. Henry died in hospital at Tyne Valley 4 September 1986.
      1. daughter5 Ramsay
      2. son5Ramsay
      3. daughter5 Ramsay
      4. son5 Ramsay
      5. son5 Ramsay
      1. Gladys4 Ramsay (Stella3 Gorrill Richard Henry2 Richard1) married _____ Thrower. She died in Alabama before 1984.
      2. Margaret Jean4 Ramsay (Stella3 Gorrill Richard Henry2 Richard1) married _____ Minard. Margaret died after 1986.
      3. a. daughter4 Minard

      4. Thelma4 Ramsay (Stella3 Gorrill Richard Henry2 Richard1) married _____ Hammond about 1942. She died after 1986.
      5. Blanche4 Ramsay (Stella3 Gorrill Richard Henry2 Richard1), deceased
    1. Veda Mary3 Gorrill (Richard Henry2 Richard1), born at Northam 17 January 1895, a daughter of Harry Gorrill and Marinda MacLeod, married in the Rectory at Port Hill 5 November 1919 Frederick L. Inman. Born in 1888, Frederick died in 1948. Veda died 1 August 1984.
    2. Inez J.3 Gorrill (Richard Henry2 Richard1), a daughter of Harry Gorrill and Marinda MacLeod, was born 24 January 1897. She married in the Rectory at Port Hill 2 June 1922 Herman E. Dyment, of Northam. They had six children, all girls: Marion, Stella, Kathleen, Laura, Elma and Joyce. Inez. J. died at Northam 4 February 1946.
      1. daughter4 Dyment (Inez3 Richard Henry2 Richard1)
      2. Stella Eleanor4 Dyment (Inez3 Richard Henry2 Richard1) was born 12 October 1923. She died in hospital at Strathroy, Ontario and was buried in the United Church cemetery at Tyne Valley.
      3. daughter4 Dyment (Inez3 Richard Henry2 Richard1), a daughter of Herman Dyment and Inez Gorrill, married at Northam 25 January 1947 Horace Newcombe, who was born at Tyne Valley about 1923 to Charles Bayfield Newcombe and Emily Mabel Maynard. They had five children. Horace died before 1999.
      1. son5 Newcombe
      2. son5 Newcombe
      3. daughter5 Newcombe married _____ Williams.
      4. son5 Newcombe
      5. son5 Newcombe
      1. Laura Belle4 Dyment (Inez3 Gorrill Richard Henry2 Richard1), born to Herman Dyment and Inez Gorrill at Montrose, Prince County, 5 August 1926, married _____Birch. They had four children. Laura died in 1984 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery at Port Hill.
      1. daughter5 Birch married _____ Miller.
      2. daughter5 Birch married _____ Carruthers.
      3. Catherine Elizabeth5 Birch died on the day of her birth 7 May 1953.
      4. son5 Birch married _____ Graham.
      1. daughter4 Dyment (Inez3 Gorrill Richard Henry2 Richard1)
      2. daughter4 Dyment (Inez3 Gorrill Richard Henry2 Richard1) was born to Herman Dyment and Inez Gorrill. She married _____ McLennan.
    1. John Richard Lloyd3 Gorrill (Richard Henry2 Richard1), a son of Harry Gorrill and Marinda MacLeod, was born at Birch Creek, Northam, 12 June 1899 and was baptized by the Reverend H. Harper, Port Hill, 2 July 1902. At the age of sixteen in 1915 Lloyd went to the United States. In the 1920 census of Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Lloyd J. R. Gorrill, age 20, was recorded as living in a boarding arrangement and working as a teamster for a laundry (Roll T625_727, enumeration district 128, page 8B). That same year he married May V. Schofield, daughter of George H. and Lilia Schofield, who had been born in Canada and had immigrated to the United States in 1917. In the 1920 census of Rockland, Plymouth County, George, 54, was recorded as a farmer and May V., 47, was working as a "sticker" in a quilt (?) factory. Lilia was 46 (Roll T625_727, enumeration district 142, page 2B). It is possible that George was the son of George Schofield and Alice Ellis, of Canning, Kent County, Nova Scotia, but that is only conjecture.

In the first days of January 1930 the census of Whitman, Plymouth County, recorded the household of Lloyd and May V. Gorrill. They had married when he was 21 and she was 20. Now Lloyd, 29, was a labourer in the firewood business and May, 28, was keeping house and looking after their two children. They were living at 18 Kendrick Street and they owned their house, for which they had paid $4,000 (Roll T626_941, enumeration district 108, page 4A).

Lloyd Gorrill died at Raynham, Bristol County, MA, in February of 1970 and May died there in December of 1985 at the age of 83 (US Social Security Death Index).

      1. William R.4 Gorrill, born in Plymouth Co., MA, 1 October 1921 and died at Orono, Penobnscot County, Maine 28 March 1933 (US Social Security Death Index).
      2. son4 Gorrill, born in Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
    1. Edward Lorne3 Gorrill (Richard Henry2 Richard1) was born at Northam 10 February 1902 to Harry Gorrill and Marinda MacLeod. He was baptized by the Reverend H, Harper of Port Hill 2 July 1902. When Edward was 20 years old in 1922 he went to the United States. The 1930 Federal Census of Hanson, Plymouth County, catches him at age 28 married only a year ago and employed in a fireworks factory. His wife, 21, had just come from Scotland the year before. Her name was Mary B. Cook and she, too, was working in the fireworks factory. They were renting a home at twenty dollars a month (Roll T626_940, enumeration district 62, page 4B).
    2. Priscilla Thelma3 Gorrill (Richard Henry2 Richard1), daughter of Harry Gorrill and Marinda MacLeod, was born at Northam 19 June 1904 and was baptized 22 June 1906. She died in 1908 and was buried beside her parents in St. James Anglican cemetery at Port Hill.
    3. Ernest Henry3 Gorrill (Richard Henry2 Richard1), the youngest child of Harry Gorrill and Marinda MacLeod, was born at Northam 17 May 1907 and was baptized 27 January 1911. He married Elva Miriam Stewart, who was born at Mount Pleasant, Prince County, 24 December 1912 to Charles B. Stewart and Annie Alice Ramsay. They had six children. Ernest died 21 February 1982 and Elva died in hospital at Summerside 18 March 1985. They are buried in St. James cemetery at Port Hill.
      1. daughter4 Gorrill (Ernest3 Richard Henry2 Richard1) married ____ Crowe.
      2. daughter4 Gorrill (Ernest3 Richard Henry2 Richard1) married ____ Parnham.
      3. son4 Gorrill (Ernest3 Richard Henry2 Richard1)
      4. son4 Gorrill (Ernest3 Richard Henry2 Richard1)
      5. son4 Gorrill (Ernest3 Richard Henry2 Richard1)
      6. son4 Gorrill (Ernest3 Richard Henry2 Richard1)
  1. MARY JANE NEWCOMBE2 GORRILL (Richard1), a daughter of Richard Gorrill and Mary Ann Newcombe, was born at Birch Hill, Northam, Lot 13, 21 February 1865. In the 1881 census she was 16 and a member of her father’s household and, like her sister Lavinia, was most likely helping her aunt-step-mother with housekeeping and the care of the younger children. Her father having died in 1889, Mary Jane continued to live in the homestead but with her brother Harry as the head of household and with his wife Marinda MacLeod and their children as well as Richard’s widow and Mary Jane’s aunt, Sarah Lavinia. Mary Jane died a few days short of 39 years on 5 February 1904 and was buried in St. James Cemetery, Port Hill.
  2. FREDERICK HUMPHREY2 GORRILL, a son of Richard Gorrill and Mary Ann Newcombe, was born at Northam 28 July 1866 and baptized 26 September of that year by Rev. W. O. Hunt, according to records held by the O’Leary United Church (book 1, page 64). In the 1881 census of Birch Creek, Lot 13, Fred Humphrey Gorrill is recorded at age 14 going to school and living with his father, Richard Gorrill, farmer and shoemaker, and Richard’s second wife, Sarah L. Gorrill. Fred does not appear in the 1891 census of Prince Edward Island. Because we find later that his daughter, Rebecca, was born at Boston in 1893 and that he worked for the Ellis bridge-building company of East Boston, Frederick and his wife Serena were likely living in or near Boston.

The twelfth census of the United States found the household of Frederick H. Gorrill in a rented house at 62 Condor Street, Boston, Suffolk County on June 1st, 1900. He was recorded as a wharf and bridge builder 33 years of age, born in July 1866, having been married ten years and having come to the United States in 1886. Serena, born June 1865, also had come to USA fourteen years ago and had married four years later. She was the mother of two children, one of whom had died. Their surviving child, Rebecca M., was born in November of 1893 (Enumeration District 1159, Roll 675, Book 2, Page 78).

After much hunting I found that for the census of 1910 Fred had been indexed as "Frederick N. Garrill". No wonder family historians have a hard time. Now the family of three were renting a house at 9 Parker Street in Ward 3 of Everett City, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. There was no new information except that on the day of the enumeration of 10 April, 1910 they were ten years older than in the previous census, the parents being in their early forties and Rebecca now sixteen (Series T 624, Enumeration District 806, Roll 597, Book 2, Page 128 A).

A few available city directories of Watertown for the years 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931 and 1933 show Frederick Gorrill as a foreman. He and his wife, Serena E. Gay, lived at two different street addresses, suggesting that they were renting, but from 1930 on, the address was 40 Robbins Road. No other Gorrills were living in Watertown during those years.

Strangely, Fred and Serena Gorrill are not found in the index to the United States census of 1920, even with my use of Soundex for all states. Most likely the surname was indexed erroneously but I have not found them by using only their first names. I have finally found Frederick H. Gorrill in the informative 1930 census of Massachusetts, indexed under the name of "Dorrill". Fred, 63, and his wife, Serena, 64, made up the household at 40 Robbins Road, Watertown, Middlesex County. They were 24 and 25 respectively when they married ; so their wedding was in 1890. They became American citizens in 1896. They owned their house, valued at $12,000, and he was a foreman in wharf and bridge construction (Watertown, district 515, roll T626_931, page 5B).

According to the Index to Massachusetts Deaths, Frederick H. Gorrill died 15 June 1942 at Cambridge in the Charlesgate Hospital, where he had been a patient seven months for hypertension and pneumonia (vol. 32, p. 301, no. 1181). He was 76. An identical obituary appeared in the Watertown Sun, 17 September 1942, page 4, and the Watertown Tribune-Enterprise, 18 September 1942, page 5. "Mr. Gorrill was a native of Prince Edward Island, but had lived in Massachusetts for 60 years. For more than 50 years he was employed by W. H. Ellis & Sons Co. of East Boston." He was "a resident of Watertown for the past thirteen years." Actually it must have been fifteen years, according to the town directory of 1927. The list of those surviving him included his wife, his daughter and her three children and a great grandchild, all of Watertown, and only those siblings living in the United States: Mrs. Annie Hopkins and Miss Patricia Gorrill of Newton, Mrs Eva McClellan of Newtonville and Reuben Gorrill of Spokane, Washington. Rev. Ray A Eusden of the Eliot Congregational Church conducted the funeral services at the Gorrill home and interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

Serena died 3 April 1951 at her home at 40 Robbins Road, where she had lived twenty-three years (vol. 97, p. 98, no. 63). She died "of congestive heart failure due to advanced age", her physician, Dr. George S. Bacon, certified. She was almost 86. According to the certificate of death, her daughter, Mrs. Guy Hopwood, of 40 Robbins Road, was the informant in the registration. She stated that her mother was buried 6 April in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Rebecca Hopwood stated that her mother had been born in O’Leary to John Gay, who was born at Summerside, and Sarah Chapel, who was born in London, England. The facts are that Eliza Serena Gay was born 23 June 1865 and baptized at Richmond, Lot 19, a daughter of John Gay and Rebecca Simms. John Gay, a son of James Gay and Sarah Chappel, a native of London, England, was born and baptized in 1825 at Richmond, where there were several families with the surname of Gay.

The obituary in the Watertown Sun of 19 April 1951, page 2, states that Mrs Serena E. Gorrill died after a long illness, that she was born in Prince Edward Island in 1865 and moved to Boston at an early age, and that she became a resident of Watertown about thirty years ago. We are informed that her granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Porter, was then living in Sacramento. We learn also that four of Serena Gay’s siblings were living in Massachusetts: Arthur Gay of Needham, John Gay of Randolph, Mrs. Priscilla McKenzie of Quincy and Mrs. Felix Russo of Hyannis. "Rev. Ray A. Eusden officiated at the funeral at the family home on April 6, and interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Everett."

    1. Rebecca Maud3 Gorrill (Frederick2 Richard1) was born at 312 Princeton Street, Boston, MA, 5 November 1893, the daughter of Frederick Gorrill, bridge builder, and his wife, Serena Gay. In 1915 at Newton, Middlesex County, she married Guy Hopwood. In the 1920 census Guy Hopwood was 25 and living at 4 Adams Avenue in Newton. Rebecca was 26 and their son Frederick was one year and five months. I finally found this family in the 1930 census although they were indexed under the name of Hogwood. Guy Hopwood was then 35, a house carpenter. He was born in New Hampshire, as was his father, but his mother was born in England. They were renting a home at 15 Flora Place. They had three children: Frederick, Winnifred and Robert.

The Newton City directories of 1931 and 1934 show this family living at 86 Charlesbank and Guy’s occupation as superintendent. In 1938 they were no longer living in Newton . Certainly at the time of her mother’s death in 1951 Rebecca was living at 40 Robbins Road in Watertown. When Rebecca Gorrill Hopwood died 17 November 1969, her home address was 45 Balfour, Lexington. She died in the Symmes Hospital at Arlington and was buried three days later in Woodlawn Cemetery at Everett, MA. Guy Hopwood had died earlier but I do not know when.

Their children, whose names I know:

      1. Frederick James4 Hopwood, born at Newton 28 December 1918, died at Lexington in February, 1985. In his father’s obituary he was listed as "Sergt. Frederick J. Hopwood". Need information on occupation, marriage and children.
      2. daughter4 Hopwood married _____Porter.
      3. a. son5 Porter

      4. son4 Hopwood married Ruth ______.

Their descendants?

(4) daughter4 Hopwood, born, married, children?

  1. REUBEN SAMUEL2 GORRILL was born at Northam 3 August 1870. According to the United States Federal Census of 8 and 9 January 1920, he emigrated to the United States in 1892 and became an American citizen in 1896. In the 1920 census he was living in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington and was employed as a bank cashier. He owned his house at 123 West Bridge Avenue. He gave his age as 49. Living with him were his wife, Margaret A., 47, and his son, Athol B., 26 and single. Both Reuben and Margaret were born in Prince Edward Island. Reuben’s parents were reported to have been born in England and Margaret’s were of Scottish origin (Supervisor’s District No. 5, Enumeration District No. 228, City Ward No. 4; Roll T625_1941, page 5B).

Going back ten years, we find them in the census of 22 April 1910 a family of four living at 1839 Dean Avenue in Ward 4, Spokane: Reuben, a bank cashier, Margaret, housewife, Athol B., 16, and Jean M., 15, students.

Then because Reuben’s name was misspelled, after much time lost I found him and his family by scrolling through the pages of Ward 4, Enumeration District 69, in the 1900 census (Roll 1751, Book 2, Page 191a). "Ruben" Gorrill, born October 1869 and 30 years of age was an assistant bank cashier. He and Margaret, born in September of 1866, had been married 8 years and had been in the United States ten years. Athol B., born September 1883 in Washington State, and Jean M, born March 1896 in that state, were going to school.

In the 1930 census Reuben and Margaret were living by themselves in a house they owned at 60 Broadway. At the age of 60 he was still employed as a bank cashier and she was 58. Ages seem to vary with each census! They stated that when emigrating from PEI, Canada, to Spokane, he was 22 and she was 20 (Roll T626_2516, page 3B, Enumeration District 50). That was in 1892. Indeed the Spokane City Directory of 1892 showed Reuben S. Gorrill as a clerk working for L. MacLean & Co. and occupying rooms at 1616 Summit Boulevard.

Athol B. Gorrill was one of three people by the name of Gorrill in the 4 April 1930 census of Washington state, the others being his parents. Athol was an insurance agent, 35 and single, living in a Seattle lodging house run by a Swedish woman with a servant from Indiana. Athol was the only lodger born in the state of Washington. There were two other insurance agents, a bank teller, an attorney and a salesman for an oil refinery and their places of birth were Nebraska, Ohio, Missouri, Texas and Michigan (Roll T626_2493, page 3A, Enumeration District 37). According to the Social Security Death Index, Athol Gorrill was born 12 September 1893 and died in December of 1979 at his residence 98040 Mercer Island, King County, WA (SSN 531-07-6105).

Reuben and Margaret had a second child, a daughter, who was born at 1524 College Street, Spokane, 10 March 1895, and registered the next day without a given name. We now know she was Jean M. Gorrill. The record shows Reuben Gorrill, accountant, as the father and Margaret McKay as the mother.

Reuben Gorrill died at Spokane 12 October 1949. His obituary appeared in the Spokesman-Review of 14 October 1949:

GORRILL, Reuben S.- He was a resident of W 2315 Broadway. Survived by one son A. B. Gorrill of Seattle,
Wash.: 3 grandchildren, 5 great- grandchildren: one sister, Miss Serena Gorrill of Boston, Mass. He was vice president of the Hypotheck Land bank. Funeral Sat., Oct. 15, at 1 p. m. from the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, W 1124 Riverside ave. Rev. R. A. O’Brien officiating. Interment Riverside Park cemetery.

Time and distance in those days of slower communications weakened the ties to extended family. Athol, who probably wrote the funeral notice, did not know that Serena was not his father’s sister but the wife of Reuben’s late brother Frederick Humphrey. If Reuben, the youngest of the family of Richard Gorrill and Mary Ann Newcombe, remained in touch with his siblings on the far side of the continent, he learned how each had dropped off before him.

Another Gorrill in Seattle appears in the Social Security Death Index by the name of Helen, who was born 16 June 1904 and who died in January of 1978. Was she the wife of Athol?

The second family of Richard1Gorrill, with wife Sarah Lavinia Newcombe

  1. MARY ANN2 ‘ANNIE’ GORRILL (Richard1) was born at Northam 9 April 1874 and was baptized at St. James Anglican Church in Port Hill 10 July of that year by Rev. E. Ball. At the time of the Canadian census of 1891, Mary Ann was living in the old homestead with her half-brother Richard Henry and his wife Miranda, with their children, and with her widowed mother and her two sisters. The following year she went to the United States. She married Frank Miller.

In the 1920 census of Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, she is shown as "Annie Miller", born in Prince Edward Island, a widow who gave her age as 44. Living with her was her sister Priscilla, 38 and single. Two lodgers completed the household at 476 Charlesbank Road: William Hopkins, 52 and single, who had come from Canada in 1875 (evidently at the age of six or seven) and was now working as a garage repairman; and a Lester Carpenter, 44 and single, a machinist.

In the 1930 census Annie was shown as "Annie Hopkins", 54, and married, and her husband William, 62, was head of household and the proprietor of an auto repair shop. They were renting a home on Centre Street for $32.00 a month. Priscilla was still living with them. There was one lodger, Edward Morrissey, 47, single, born in Massachusetts and a telephone repairman.

    1. Evelyn3 Miller (Mary Ann2 Richard1 Gorrill) was born to Frank Miller and his wife, Mary Ann Gorrill. Biographical facts are wanting.
  1. SARAH EVA2 GORRILL (Richard1) was born at Northam 6 May 1878, the second child of Richard Gorrill and his second wife, Sarah Lavinia Newcombe. Eva, was baptized in St. James Anglican Church at Port Hill by Rev. R. Dobie on the 20th of that month. Eva Gorrill went to the United States when she was fifteen and settled in Newton, Mass., where her older sister, Mary Ann, had gone the year before in 1892. Eva married 24 June 1901 William Jamieson McClellan who was born at Indian River, PEI, 29 May 1874.

William was the son of Stephen McClellan (7 March 1823 Indian River- 16 July 1905 Newton, MA) and Margaret Jane Jamieson, who was born 14 September 1832 to William Jamieson and Ann Walker, immigrants from Scotland. Stephen McClellan’s father was Roderick McClellan, who was born about 1788 in South Uist, Scotland, and died in PEI about 1860. Stephen’s mother was Mary MacDonald.

Despite the faulty spelling of the name as "Mccellan"in the census of 8 January 1920, I finally found William, age 40, a tailor owning his own shop in a rented home at 171 Washington Park (Roll 625_716, enumeration district 361, page *A). He had come to the United States in 1891 and had become a citizen in 1896. His wife Eva, then 40 years of age, had come to the United States in 1893 and gained citizenship in 1896. Living with them were two daughters, Virginia, 17, and Carolyn, 15, and William’s sister Minnie, a bookkeeper of 41 years of age. William died at Newton 8 April 1926 in his 52nd year.

In the 1930 census Eva McClellan was a widow of 51 years renting a home for a monthly rent of $65.00. Living with her were her two daughters and her sister –in-law Minnie McClellan, 53, who was born in Canada, came to USA in 1895 and was employed as a bookkeeper in a card factory. Eva died at the age of seventy-eight.

 

    1. Virginia Frances3 McClellan (Sarah Eva2 Richard1 Gorrill) was born at Newton 1 April 1903 to William McClellan and Sarah Eva Gorrill. She was 27 and single and a stenographer at a bank in the 1930 census. She died 31 January 1985 at Kansas City, Missouri.
    2. Carolyn Sarah3 McClellan (Sarah Eva2 Richard1 Gorrill), born 25 September 1905, a daughter of William McClellan and Sarah Eva Gorrill, was recorded in the 1930 census when she was 25 and single and employed as an assistant in a public school. In New York 27 June 1936 she married Cornelius Clement Connor, who was born at Haverhill, MA, 22 November 1887 to Michael Herbert Connor and Elizabeth F. Harringan. Elizabeth was the daughter of Cornelius Harringan, who was born at Cork, Ireland about 1831, and Julia Lyons, who was born 11 June 1833 in Ireland. Michael Herbert Connor was the son of John Connor and Mary Manning.
  1. PRISCILLA ‘CELIE’3 GORRILL (Sarah Eva2 Richard1 Gorrill), the youngest child of Richard Gorrill and Sarah Lavinia Newcombe, was born at Northam, Lot 13, 19 March 1880 and was baptized on 12 September of that year by Rev. R. Dobie at St. James Anglican Church in Port Hill. In 1901 she went to live with her sister Annie in Newton, MA. In the 1920 federal census at Newton, Priscilla was recorded, 38 and single, living with her widowed sister Annie Miller and employed in a cord factory (Roll T625_717, page 20B, enumeration district 384). In the 1930 census, Priscilla, 50 and single, was living with her re-married sister Annie Hopkins and was a worker in a radio tube factory (Roll 626_926, page 16A, enumeration district 393). Priscilla died at Newton in March of 1970 at the age of ninety (US Social Security Death Index).

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