Charles Edward Bonnycastle1,2

#60, (1871 - 1929)
FatherFrancis Edward Bonnycastle3,2 (1841 - 1904)
MotherElizabeth Lennox4,2 (1849 - 1930)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of John Bonnycastle
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847)
Ancestors of Allan Lorne Bonnycastle (Dick's line)

Family

Henrietta Cassan (1873 - 1954)
Children

Life Events

CalledCharles Edward Bonnycastle was often called Chid. 
BirthHe was born on 22 Mar 1871 in Ontario.5,6 
(with Parents) 1871 CensusCharles Bonnycastle appeared on the 1871 Census of Seymour Township, Northumberland County, Ontario with his parents in his Bonnycastle grandparents' household. He was one month old and born in March in Ontario.3 
(with Parents) 1881 CensusCharles Bonnycastle appeared on the 1881 Census of Seymour Township, Northumberland County, Ontario with his parents and grandparents. He was 9 and born in Ontario.7 
(with Parents) 1891 CensusCharles Bonnycastle appeared on the 1891 Census of Seymour Township, Northumberland County, Ontario with his parents. He was 20, born in Ontario, parents born in Ontario, and religion Church of England.8 
MarriageHe married Henrietta Cassan, daughter of Edward Sheffield Cassan and Ann Smith, on 18 Oct 1893 in Christ Church Anglican, Campbellford, Northumberland County, Ontario.
The register noted: Charles Edward Bonnycastle, bachelor of Township of Seymour and Henrietta Cassan of the same place, spinster. Witnesses were [his brother] Gerald C Bonnycastle & Letitia Cassan.1 
(with Parents) 1901 CensusEdward Bonnycastle appeared on the 1901 Census of Seymour Township, Northumberland County, Ontario with his parents. He was 30, born March 22 1871 in Ontario, of English origin, religion Church of England, and his occupation probably said farmer but it is smudged out. His wife Henrietta and children Charles and Helen were also there.6 
Photograph9
Charles Edward & Henrietta Bonnycastle
Helen, Geoffrey & Allan
(Admon) ProbateCharles Edward Bonnycastle was granted administration of his grandmother Eleanor Mary Susan Bonnycastle's estate in 1906 in Northumberland County, Ontario. He, along with his siblings and mother, also provided a $10,000 bond of surety.10 
1911 CensusCharles and Henrietta Bonnycastle appeared on the 1911 Census of Seymour Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, at Lot 5 Con 5, enumerated 16 Jun 1911. Charles was recorded as age 40, born Mar 1871 in Ontario, English Canadian, Anglican, Farmer. Henrietta was 37, born Sept 1873 in Ontario, Irish, Canadian, and Anglican. Their children Helen May, Charles G, Allan L, Frances M, and Doris S were with them, as well as Charles' mother Elizabeth and sisters Eleanor Elizabeth Wallace and Eva Rosalind Bonnycastle.11 
(Next-of-kin) CEFCharles E Bonnycastle, father, of Campbellford was listed as next-of-kin on the Canadian Expeditionary Force attestation papers of Charles Geoffrey Bonnycastle on 10 Oct 1916.12  
(Informant) DeathCharles Edward Bonnycastle registered the death of his brother Richard Henry in 1917.13 
1921 CensusCharles and Henrietta Bonnycastle appeared on the 1921 Census of Seymour Township, Northumberland County, Ontario. They owned their 12-room stone house. Charles was 50 and was a farmer working his own farm. Henrietta was 48. Their children were Allen (18, working the farm), Frances (15, student), and Doris (12, student). Also in the household were Charles' widowed mother Elizabeth (71), and his sister Eva (48, single). All were born in Ontario and their religion was Church of England.14 
(Mentioned) Passenger ListChas E Bonnycastle of Campbellford, Ont was mentioned as nearest relative in Canada on a Detroit border crossing card for his son Charles Geoffrey Bonnycastle on 10 Jan 1923.15 
DeathCharles died on 30 Sep 1929 in Seymour Township, Northumberland County, Ontario.
Information from the registration: English, married, age 58 yrs 6 mos, born Seymour 22 Mar 1871, Farmer, father Frank Bonnycastle born Seymour, mother Elizabeth Lennox born Ontario, informant son Allan Bonnycastle of Campbellford, burial Campbellford 2 Oct 1929, registered 30 Sep 1929.2 
BurialHe was buried in 1929 in Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, Campbellford, Ontario. "1871-1929, husband of Henrietta"; on same stone or plot are Henrietta, Helen M. (1896-1980) and Frances M. (1905-1966).5 
ObituaryHis obituary was published in 1929.
THE LATE CHARLES BONNYCASTLE

The death occurred in Seymour West on Monday morning of Charles E. Bonnycastle, one of the most highly respected residents of this locality, after an illness lasting over several months.

The late Charles E. Bonnycastle was a son of the late Frank Bonnycastle and Mrs. Bonnycastle, and was born on the homestead, 58 years ago, where he spent his whole life. He was a man of sterling worth, honest, industrious, and possessed of a cheerful disposition, which won for him friends everywhere. He was considered one of the most prosperous farmers of the township, being widely known a breeder of purebred livestock. In religion he was an Anglican and was deeply interested in all its activities, having filled many offices in connection with Christ Church.

When a young man, deceased married Henrietta, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Cassan, who with five children, two sons, Geoffrey, of Windsor, and Allan, of Peterborough, and three daughters, Helen, of the staff of Peterborough Normal School; Frances, a teacher at Fraserville, and Doris, who teaches near Colborne, survive. There also survive deceased’s mother, one brother, Dr. Gerald Bonnycastle, of Bowmanville, and three sisters, Mrs. Wallace (1) of Toronto; Mrs. Clark (2) of Westport, and Mrs. Hand (3), of Philadelphia.

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon and the popularity of the deceased was evidenced by the large attendance. The cortege left the home at ?30 and proceeded to Christ Church, Campbellford, where service was conducted by Rev. N.C. Wallace. The pall-bearers were: J.P. Archer, Dr. G.A. Hay, D.A. Owen, J.W. Johnston, Alfred Cassan, and Ernest Cassan.

Floral tributes in abundance evidenced the esteem in which the deceased was held and the sympathy of friends for the family bereaved.

The remains were laid to rest in Christ Church cemetery.16

 
ProbateHis estate was proved on 26 Apr 1930 in Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario.17 
Last Edited5 May 2014

Citations

  1. Parish Register of Christ Church Anglican, Campbellford, Ontario (Diocese of Toronto Archives, photocopied records), Bonnycastle/Cassan marriage, 1893.
  2. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Charles Edward Bonnycastle, #026452-29.
  3. Online image of the 1871 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Northumberland East (55), Seymour (g-2), page 52.
  4. 1871 Census for Ontario, Canada "Northumberland County, Seymour Township, p52, family #180."
  5. Index of monumental inscriptions in the County of Northumberland County, Ontario, computerized index at Cobourg library.
  6. Online image of the 1901 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), Northumberland E (95), Seymour (i-1), page 9, line 47.
  7. Online image of the 1881 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Northumberland East (123), Seymour Township (G-1), page 1.
  8. Online image of the 1891 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Northumbrland East (98), Seymour Township (i-3), page 4.
  9. Jean and Sydney Cassan.
  10. Eleanor Mary Susan Bonnycastle, Probate File Surrogate Court of Ontario (United Counties of Northumberland and Durham), Family History Library, Film #1452202.
  11. Online image of the 1911 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), Ontario, Northumberland East (101), Seymour Township, subdist 25, page 10.
  12. Canadian Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers & Enlistment Forms. Library and Archives Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020110_e.html), online images, Charles Geoffrey Bonnycastle, Regimental Number 1260596.
  13. Death certificate registered in the Province of Ontario "Richard Henry Bonnycastle, #022698-17."
  14. Online image of the 1921 Census for Canada, viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, Northumberland, SD 42, Page 1.
  15. Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957, images (www.ancestry.com).
  16. Obituary of Charles E Bonnycastle in an unknown newspaper, 1929. from the collection of the Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society, Campbellford, Ontario.
  17. Charles Edward Bonnycastle, Probate File 11798, Family History Library, Film #1504130.
  18. Parish Register of Christ Church Anglican, Campbellford, Ontario (Diocese of Toronto Archives, photocopied records), Helen May Bonnycastle baptism, 1896.
  19. Birth Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1913. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Helen May Bonnycastle, #026171-96.
  20. Parish Register of Christ Church Anglican, Campbellford, Ontario (Diocese of Toronto Archives, photocopied records), Charles Geoffrey Bonnycastle baptism, 1898.
  21. Birth Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1913. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Henry (Charles Geoffrey) Bonnycastle, #028227-98.
  22. Parish Register of Christ Church Anglican, Campbellford, Ontario (Diocese of Toronto Archives, photocopied records), Allan Lorne Bonnycastle baptism, 1903.
  23. Parish Register of Christ Church Anglican, Campbellford, Ontario (Diocese of Toronto Archives, photocopied records), Frances Marjorie Bonnycastle baptism, 1905.
  24. Birth Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1913. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Frances Marjorie Bonnycastle, # 032507-05.
  25. Parish Register of Christ Church Anglican, Campbellford, Ontario (Diocese of Toronto Archives, photocopied records), Doris Sheffield Bonnycastle baptism, 1908.