The Descendants of Henry Yorston and Jenny Beth Blackett


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The Descendants of Henry Yorston and Jenny Beth Blackett

Notes for HENRY YORSTON:

The Yorstons had emigrated to Nova Scotia from the Island of Rousay in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. Henry was probably a member of the Dartmouth Yorston family where it was sometimes spelled "Austen" or "Yosten". Henry's father may have been named William.

Henry and his wife settled and farmed in the Grand River (Lot 55-King's County) area of Prince Edward Island in the 1820's.

Was Malcom Yorston, who lived in Montague, PEI another son of Henry? He had a son, Capt. John, born 1860, died July 12, 1905; and a sister, Mrs. W.(James A. Rourke)

Information on the Yorston family supplied by Val Pearson (tara_p@mars.ark.com), Dick Yorston (richardyorston@ymail.com) and Nathan Mair, author of "Cousins", PEI Public Archives, 5/5/93. Compiled by Jo-Anna Reilly, to whom all errors may be attributed!

Notes for JENNY BETH BLACKETT:

See Island Register Blackette file of Grace Blackett for her ancestors.

Generation No. 1

1. HENRY1 YORSTON was born Abt. 1800 in Nova Scotia, Canada, and died in Grand River, PEI, Canada. He married JENNY BETH BLACKETT, daughter of WILLIAM BLACKETT and MARTHA APPLEQUEST.

Children of HENRY YORSTON and JENNY BLACKETT are:

2. i. GEORGE(AUSTIN)2 YORSTON, b. August 12, 1830, Grand River, PEI , Canada; d. February 28, 1909, Little Pond, PEI, Canada.

3. ii. MARY YORSTON, b. 1831, Grand River, PEI, Canada; d. January 09, 1911, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada.

4. iii. JOHN YORSTON, b. October 15, 1834, Grand River, PEI , Canada; d. November 23, 1917, Georgetown, PEI, Canada.

Generation No. 2

2. GEORGE(AUSTIN)2 YORSTON (HENRY1) was born August 12, 1830 in Grand River, PEI , Canada, and died February 28, 1909 in Little Pond, PEI, Canada. He married CATHERINE CURRIE June 28, 1851.

Children of GEORGE(AUSTIN) YORSTON and CATHERINE CURRIE are:

5. i. HENRY3 YOSTON, b. 1853.

ii. CATHERINE YORSTON, m. ANGUS MACDONALD, July 16, 1888, Little Pond , PEI.

iii. FRANCIS M. YOSTON, b. 1867.

3. MARY2 YORSTON (HENRY1) was born 1831 in Grand River, PEI, Canada, and died January 09, 1911 in Georgetown P.E.I., Canada. She married RONALD MCRAE March 31, 1857 in St. Davids, Georgetown, PEI, Canada; Rev. A. Lockhead, son of ALEXANDER MCRAE and MARY CRAWFORD.

Children of MARY YORSTON and RONALD MCRAE are:

6. i. HENRY3 MACRAE, b. November 07, 1857, CardiganN., PEI; d. Unknown, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada.

ii. MARY MACRAE, b. June 23, 1861.

iii. WILLIAM FREDERICK MACRAE, b. August 06, 1861.

7. iv. FLORA JANE MACRAE, b. 1865, Cardigan N., PEI, Canada; d. 1940.

v. CHRISTY E. MACRAE, b. June 15, 1868, Cardigan N., PEI, Canada; d. 1935; m. UNK O'BRIEN.

vi. JAMES B. MACRAE, b. March 27, 1873, Cardigan N., PEI, Canada; d. 1943, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada.

4. JOHN2 YORSTON (HENRY1) was born October 15, 1834 in Grand River, PEI , Canada, and died November 23, 1917 in Georgetown, PEI, Canada. He married (1) MARY ELLEN CURRIE April 04, 1858 in St. James Catholic Church, georgetown.. He married (2) ISABEL MCRAE March 06, 1860 in PEI, Canada, daughter of ALEXANDER MCRAE and MARY CRAWFORD.

Children of JOHN YORSTON and ISABEL MCRAE are:

8. i. WILLIAM HENRY A.3 YORSTON, b. May 17, 1861, Grand River, P.E.I , Canada; d. February 03, 1928, Georgetown, PEI, Canada.

9. ii. RONALD YORSTON, b. October 26, 1863, Grand River, P.E.I , Canada; d. February 11, 1919.

10. iii. MARY AMANDA YORSTON, b. September 27, 1864, Grand River, P.E.I , Canada; d. October 04, 1942, St Peter's, PEI, Canada.

11. iv. ALEXANDER YORSTON, b. March 1866, Grand River, P.E.I , Canada; d. July 10, 1926, Boughton Island, PEI, Canada.

12. v. GEORGE PATTERSON WILLIAM LOUIS YORSTON, b. October 13, 1872, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada; d. September 02, 1930, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada.

vi. SAMUEL JAMES YORSTON, b. March 1868, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada; d. U.S.A.; m. THERESA HARRINGTON.

13. vii. FINLEY BEATON YORSTON, b. September 17, 1870, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada; d. June 27, 1905, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.

14. viii. ANNABELLE YORSTON, b. June 07, 1873, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada; d. 1934, St Peter's, PEI, Canada.

15. ix. FLORA JANE YORSTON, b. 1876; d. Unknown.

16. x. HUGH JOHN YORSTON, b. 1884, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada; d. May 08, 1939, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada.

Generation No. 3

5. HENRY3 YOSTON (GEORGE(AUSTIN)2 YORSTON, HENRY1) was born 1853. He married SARAH BANKS.

Children of HENRY YOSTON and SARAH BANKS are:

i. JOHN4 YOSTON, b. June 01, 1879.

ii. JAMES YORSTON, b. 1880.

iii. STEPHEN HENRY YOSTON, b. July 21, 1884.

iv. WILLIAM HENRY YOSTON, b. June 19, 1886.

v. GEORGE YORSTON, b. January 02, 1899.

vi. ALICE CATHERINE YOSTON, b. May 15, 1882.

6. HENRY3 MACRAE (MARY2 YORSTON, HENRY1) was born November 07, 1857 in CardiganN., PEI, and died Unknown in Georgetown P.E.I., Canada. He married ANNIE UNK.

Children of HENRY MACRAE and ANNIE UNK are:

i. WILLIAM4 MACRAE.

ii. MARY MACRAE, b. 1887.

iii. GRANT MACRAE, b. 1888.

iv. WINNIFRED MACRAE, b. 1889.

v. ANNIE MACRAE, b. 1891.

vi. ELIZABETH MACRAE, b. 1892.

vii. GLEN MACRAE, b. 1893.

viii. OLIVE MACRAE, b. 1895.

7. FLORA JANE3 MACRAE (MARY2 YORSTON, HENRY1) was born 1865 in Cardigan N., PEI, Canada, and died 1940. She married JOHN COLIN MURPHY March 20, 1896.

Child of FLORA MACRAE and JOHN MURPHY is:

i. JANE4 MURPHY, m. HENRY PARKER.

8. WILLIAM HENRY A.3 YORSTON (JOHN2, HENRY1) was born May 17, 1861 in Grand River, P.E.I , Canada, and died February 03, 1928 in Georgetown, PEI, Canada. He married ELIZABETH CARSON December 02, 1885.

Children of WILLIAM YORSTON and ELIZABETH CARSON are:

i. WILLIAM A.4 YORSTON, b. 1885.

ii. ARTHUR GARFIELD YORSTON, b. June 08, 1886, P.E.I.; d. 1970; Adopted child.

iii. WALTER YORSTON, b. Abt. 1887; d. Unknown; m. CHARLOTTE ESTABROOKS.

iv. FLORENCE C. YORSTON, b. August 10, 1890, P.E.I.; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM MACNEIL.

v. CHARLES ALBERT YORSTON, b. Abt. 1891, P.E.I.; d. Unknown; m. (2) DOT HODGDON; m. (3) VERA ESTABROOK.

vi. WILLIAM WOOLARD YORSTON, b. 1897, P.E.I.; d. Unknown; m. SYBIL SKINNER.

vii. ROLAND ALFRED YORSTON, b. February 25, 1904, PEI, Canada; d. March 02, 1984, Lakeland, FL, USA; m. CLARA BELL BANKS.

viii. ANNA LEONA YORSTON, b. January 01, 1908, Georgetown, PEI, Canada; d. December 07, 1976, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; m. LYMAN VICTOR JAY, October 04, 1928, PEI.

ix. LEWIS S V YORSTON, b. 1909, P.E.I.; d. November 18, 1973, P.E.I.; m. MELISSA GOULD, December 1934, Georgetown, PEI, Canada.

9. RONALD3 YORSTON (JOHN2, HENRY1) was born October 26, 1863 in Grand River, P.E.I , Canada, and died February 11, 1919. He married MARGARET ANNIE MCPHEE January 24, 1885 in Georgetown , St James parish, daughter of DONALD MCPHEE and CATHERINE MACDONALD.

Children of RONALD YORSTON and MARGARET MCPHEE are:

i. JOSEPH HOWARD4 YORSTON, b. October 21, 1889, P.E.I.; d. June 01, 1961; m. MARY E. STEELE, May 1917.

ii. JOHN YORSTON, b. September 21, 1894, PEI, Canada.; d. October 05, 1953, New York, USA; m. ADELINE GALLANT.

iii. MARY ALICE YORSTON, b. May 05, 1890, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada; d. April 19, 1943, Georgetown P.E.I., Canada; m. (1) ANGUS DUNCAN MACLEAN, November 1912, St James Parish, Georgetown , PEI; m. (2) ANGUS MACLEAN, November 1912, St. James Parish, PEI.

iv. JAMES YORSTON.

10. MARY AMANDA3 YORSTON (JOHN2, HENRY1) was born September 27, 1864 in Grand River, P.E.I , Canada, and died October 04, 1942 in St Peter's, PEI, Canada. She married (1) JAMES MACLEAN. She married (2) JOHN LEANDER SWINNAMER October 11, 1900 in P.E.I..

Child of MARY YORSTON and JOHN SWINNAMER is:

i. FREDERICK4 SWINNAMER, b. 1893; d. 1979; m. FANNY DOWNE.

11. ALEXANDER3 YORSTON (JOHN2, HENRY1) was born March 1866 in Grand River, P.E.I , Canada, and died July 10, 1926 in Boughton Island, PEI, Canada. He married (1) M.E. CRAWFORD. He married (2) THERESA ANN BROWN September 06, 1889. He married (3) ANNIE ARSENAULT 1924.

Children of ALEXANDER YORSTON and THERESA BROWN are:

i. BERNARD4 YORSTON, b. Abt. 1890, P.E.I.; d. Unknown.

ii. WINNIE YORSTON, b. Abt. 1891, PEI, Canada; d. Abt. 1956, Waltham, MA; m. EDWARD SMITH.

iii. KATE YORSTON, b. Abt. 1892, P.E.I.; d. Unknown.

iv. MAIZIE YORSTON, b. Abt. 1893, P.E.I.; d. Unknown; m. EMERSON COUSINS.

v. BESSIE YORSTON, b. Abt. 1894, P.E.I.; d. Unknown.

Child of ALEXANDER YORSTON and ANNIE ARSENAULT is:

vi. JOHN THOMAS4 YORSTON, b. P.E.I.; d. Unknown.

12. GEORGE PATTERSON WILLIAM LOUIS3 YORSTON (JOHN2, HENRY1) was born October 13, 1872 in Georgetown P.E.I., Canada, and died September 02, 1930 in Georgetown P.E.I., Canada. He married MARY JEMIMA CROSSMAN October 22, 1901.

Children of GEORGE YORSTON and MARY CROSSMAN are:

i. LAURA HELEN4 YORSTON, b. 1902, P.E.I.; d. 1992, P.E.I.; m. (1) ROLAND MARSH; m. (2) BARTLETT JAMES MAIR, 1925.

ii. SAMUEL HARRINGTON YORSTON, b. 1904, P.E.I.; d. June 23, 1980.

iii. THESTA AMANDA YORSTON, b. 1917, P.E.I.; d. 1986; Adopted child; m. DANIEL MAHAR, 1935.

13. FINLEY BEATON3 YORSTON (JOHN2, HENRY1) was born September 17, 1870 in Georgetown P.E.I., Canada, and died June 27, 1905 in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. He married MARY ALICE MCLEAN August 29, 1895.

Children of FINLEY YORSTON and MARY MCLEAN are:

i. VIRGINIA4 YORSTON, b. 1897.

ii. JOHN YORSTON, b. 1900.

14. ANNABELLE3 YORSTON (JOHN2, HENRY1) was born June 07, 1873 in Georgetown P.E.I., Canada, and died 1934 in St Peter's, PEI, Canada. She married JOHN HENDERSON RATTRAY August 05, 1891, son of JAMES RATTRAY and MARGARET MACLAUCHLAN.

Children of ANNABELLE YORSTON and JOHN RATTRAY are:

i. BERNARD4 RATTRAY, m. ELSIE OREN.

ii. ALTHEA RATTRAY, b. May 23, 1892.

iii. VERABELLE RATTRAY, b. January 15, 1895, St Peters Bay , P.E.I , Canada; d. August 1960, Ft Qu'Appelle, Saskachewan, Canada; m. JAMES ALEXANDER MCLEAN, July 29, 1919, Lemberg, Sask, Canada (United Church).

iv. BERNICE RATTRAY, b. Abt. 1896; m. WILFRED LEE, November 29, 1916, Uxbridge, Mass., USA.

v. WILLIAM ROY RATTRAY, b. April 12, 1897, P.E.I.; d. 1928.

vi. ELSIE IRENE RATTRAY, b. 1899, P.E.I.; d. Unknown; m. (1) GUY COLCORD; m. (2) UNK STEVENS.

vii. MARGARET CHARLOTTE RATTRAY, b. June 07, 1899, P.E.I.; d. Unknown, Mass, USA; m. JAMES FERRIS.

viii. ROBERT VERNON RATTRAY, b. September 10, 1911, St Peters, P.E.I , Canada; d. October 1990, Cardigan, P.E.I. Canada; m. ARLENE SULLIVAN.

15. FLORA JANE3 YORSTON (JOHN2, HENRY1) was born 1876, and died Unknown. She married UNK O'NEIL.

Child of FLORA YORSTON and UNK O'NEIL is:

i. DAUGHTER4 O'NEIL, b. Abt. 1895; d. Unknown.

16. HUGH JOHN3 YORSTON (JOHN2, HENRY1) was born 1884 in Georgetown P.E.I., Canada, and died May 08, 1939 in Georgetown P.E.I., Canada. He married MINNIE ( IRVING) MACDONALD November 03, 1900.

Children of HUGH YORSTON and MINNIE MACDONALD are:

i. JOHN4 YORSTON, b. 1900; d. 1958; m. BERTHA MACLELLAN, October 1935, P.E.I , Canada.

ii. FLORENCE YORSTON, b. Abt. 1901, P.E.I , Canada; d. Unknown; m. JAMES TIMMONS.

iii. MYRTLE YORSTON, b. Abt. 1903, P.E.I , Canada; d. Unknown; m. JAMES BRIDGES.

iv. RUSSELL YORSTON, b. Abt. 1904, P.E.I.; d. February 27, 1956; m. BRENDA UNK.

v. ROY YORSTON, b. 1905, P.E.I.; d. April 30, 1965.

vi. VELMA YORSTON, b. Abt. 1909, P.E.I.; m. DONALD RANKIN.

vii. GORDON WALLACE YORSTON, b. 1911, P.E.I , Canada; d. March 15, 1958; m. LOIS LARTER.

viii. MELVIN H. YORSTON, b. 1914, P.E.I.; d. 1967.

ix. MAIZIE YORSTON, b. 1921, P.E.I.; d. 1992.

x. STERLING YORSTON, b. Abt. 1922, P.E.I.; d. 1962.


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