Tuesday, March 18, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #11 Thomas Love

Thomas Love is my great great-grandfather. I know very little about him.

According to information provided by my grand-aunt Margaret Love both Thomas and his wife Agnes were born in Aberdeen, Scotland but to date I have no evidence of this fact. In fact, I believe that Agnes was born in Ayrshire. More on that when I write about her.

From the Parish Register for Ardrossan Ayr Scotland concerning what I believe is their marriage:

Thomas Love and Agnes Hamilton both in this parish gave in their names for proclamation of banns of marriage (prior to their going to America) this 26th day of March 1842 were regularly proclaimed and married by    [not completed left blank]  ". [1]

The question arises is this the date of the marriage or reading of the banns and who performed the marriage. Is this the correct couple? Unfortunately, no parents names are given.  There is a Thomas Love in the 1841 census in Ardrossan, Aryshire. He is living with John Love 19 and Agnes Love 17. Thomas is employed as a railway guard. Could this be them? [2]

In the 1852 census for Flamboro Township, Wentworth County, Thomas is 38. The family are United Presbyterians. [3]

Thomas died, according to family lore, when his son, James, was only a few months old so that would make it 1852. No record of his death and burial place have been found. I checked cemetery transcriptions for the area a number of years ago. He likely did not have a monument. Civil registrations for deaths did not start in Ontario until July 1869. It is likely time to check to see if there are new resources since the last time I checked.

Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Ardrossan (Ayrshire)
 v. 2. Baptisms & Marriages, 1819-1843; Marriages, 1819-1842, Agnes Hamilton - Thomas Love marriage, microfilm #1041327 v.2, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
[2] 1841 Census of Scoland, Ayrshire, Ardrossan, microfilm 1042730, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah

[3] 1852 Census of Canada West, Wentworth County, Flamoro Township, part 1, p 25d, 26a.

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