Ellen Mary Boulton1

#187, (1875 - 1955)
FatherCharles Arkoll Boulton3 (c 1841 - 1899)
MotherAugusta Latter2 (1851 - )
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847)


Angus Lorne Bonnycastle (1873 - 1941)

Life Events

BirthEllen Mary Boulton was born on 11 Jan 1875 in Ontario.2
1881 CensusEllen Boulton appeared on the 1881 Census of Western Extension, Extension, Manitoba, at Little Saskatchewan, enumerated 4 Apr 1881. She was 6 years old, English, born in Ontario, and religion Church of England.3 
1901 CensusEllen M Boulton appeared on the 1901 Census of Russell Village, Marquette, Manitoba, enumerated 10 Apr 1901. She was with her parents and siblings, born 11 Jan 1875 in urban Ontario, age 26, single, English, Church of England, literate, could speak French.2 
MarriageShe married Angus Lorne Bonnycastle, son of Richard Henry Bonnycastle and Charlotte Kate Cassan, on 19 Nov 1902 in Russell, Manitoba.4
1906 CensusAngus and Ellen Bonnycastle appeared on the 1906 Census of Manitoba, at Section 3 Township 21 Range 28 W1, enumerated 29 Jun 1906. Angus was 32 and born Ontario. Ellen was 30 and born in Ontario. With them were their children Richard, Charles, & Charlotte, as well as 2 boarders, 2 clerks, and an importer, all single males. The Bonnycastles had one horse, two milk cows and two cattle. Their nearest post office was Russell. Their children Richard Henry Gardyne, Charles Humphrey and Charlotte Augusta were living with them.5 
1911 CensusAngus L and Ellen M Bonnycastle appeared on the 1911 Census of Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 1 Kennedy Street, enumerated 1 Jun 1911. Angus was 37, born November 1873 in Ontario, Anglican, worked as a Barrister on his own account at 1 Kennedy Street, and carried $1000 of life insurance. He reported working 52 weeks at 45 hours a week for $2500. Ellen was 36, born January 1875 in Ontario and also Anglican. With them were their children Richard H G, Charles H, Laurence C, Charlotte A, and Joan, as well as one domestic. The children did not attend school.6 
(Next-of-kin) CEFWife Ellen Mary Bonnycastle of 891 McMillan Ave., Winnipeg was listed as next-of-kin on the Canadian Expeditionary Force attestation papers of Angus Lorne Bonnycastle on 2 Apr 1916.7  
1916 CensusA L and E M Bonnycastle appeared on the 1916 Census of Russell, Manitoba, at Township 21 Range 28 W1, enumerated 1 Jun 1916. Angus was listed as head of the household but was in service at Camp Hughes [a Canadian military training camp west of Carberry, Manitoba] at the time of the census. Enumerated next to the Bonnycastles was Ellen's Boulton family.
Angus was 41, born in Ontario, and was a Barrister working on his own account. Ellen was 40 and born in Ontario. Both of them were Anglican and could speak French. Their children were Richard H, Humphrey C, Agusta C, Lawerance C, Joan, and Geoffrey.8 
1921 CensusAngus and Ellen appeared on the 1921 Census of Dauphin, Manitoba. They owned their 5-room wooden house. The family's religion was Church of England. Angus was 47, born in Ontario, and was a Judge, earnings not recorded. Ellen was 46 and born in Ontario. Their children were Richard (17), Humphrey (16), Augusta (15), Lawrence (13), Joan (10), and Geoffrey (7). The eldest four attended school.9 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband Angus died in 1941.10 
DeathEllen died on 9 Nov 1955 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.11
ObituaryHer obituary was published on 17 Nov 1955 in the Dauphin Herald.

Mrs. E. M. Bonnycastle – Mrs. Ellen Mary Bonnycastle died Wednesday, November 9th at her residence, Ste. 1, Lucerne Apartments, McMillan Avenue, Winnipeg, MB at the age of eighty years. She was the widow of Judge A. L, Bonnycastle of Dauphin.

Mrs. Bonnycastle was born in Lakefield, Ontario on January 12, 1875. Her parents were the late Charles A. Boulton and Mrs. Boulton of Russell. Her father, as Major Boulton, raised and led the Boulton's Scouts in the 1885 Rebellion.
Mrs. Bonnycastle came to Manitoba with her parents in 1880, traveling to the Russell district with wagons in that year. The Bonnycastle family lived in Dauphin from 1917 to 1941.

Mrs. Bonnycastle was a member of All Saints Anglican Church. In politics she was a life-long Conservative. She was a former district commissioner of the Girl Guides.

She is survived by one brother, George Boulton, and two sisters, Mrs. A. P. Gattey, Stettler, Alberta, and Miss Heather Boulton of Winnipeg; four sons: R. H. G. Bonnycastle, Winnipeg, C. H. Bonnycastle, Rothesay; L. C. Bonneycastle of Montreal; [son Geoffrey was not named]; two daughters, Mrs. Anthony Adamson, Port Credit; and Mrs. Rodney Greenwood, British Zone, Germany and fourteen grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in All Saints Anglican Church, Saturday, November 12th at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the family plot at St. John's Cemetery. Pall bearers were: Anthony Adamson, Flight Lieut. Melfort Boulton, H. G. H Smith, QC, Owen Funnell, William S. Lee and Richard Bonnycastle.11
Last Edited12 Apr 2014


  1. Bowmanville newspaper index.
  2. Online image of the 1901 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), Marquette (9), Russell (q-2), page 3, line 13.
  3. Transcription of the 1881 Census for Canada (Family History Library, online), Dist 186, SubDist E, Div 4, Page 24.
  4. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", 1902,001460."
  5. Online image of the 1906 Census for Northwest Provinces (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), Manitoba, Marquette (5), subdist 17, page 10, line 31.
  6. Online image of the 1911 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), Manitoba, Winnipeg City (24), subdistrict (12), page 3.
  7. Canadian Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers & Enlistment Forms. Library and Archives Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020110_e.html), online images, Angus Lorne Bonnycastle (no regimental number for officers).
  8. Online image of the 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta (Ancestry.ca), Manitoba, Marquette (25), Page 20.
  9. Online image of the 1921 Census for Canada, viewed at Ancestry.com. Manitoba, Dauphin, SD 5, Page 25.
  10. Letter from Angus Bonnycastle, Calgary, Alberta, to J Kolthammer, dated 1997.
  11. Obituary of Ellen Mary Bonnycastle in Dauphin Herald, 17 November 1955.
  12. Online, Manitoba Historical Society. <http://www.mhs.mb.ca