#294, (1837 - 1917)
|Father||William Inkster2,1 (1798 - 1878)|
|Mother||Elizabeth O'Donnell2,1 (c 1810 - 1882)|
|Relationship||Son of William Inkster|
|Charts||Descendants of John Inkster & Abigail Marion|
Descendants of Magnus Fidlar & Janet Irvine
William Inkster & Janet Irvine Fidlar descendants
Children of William Inkster and Janet Irvine Fidlar
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William was the second of nine children born to William Inkster and Elizabeth O'Donnell in Hastings County, Ontario. He was a farmer as were most of the residents in that time and place. In his early 30s he married Janet Irvine Fidlar. They had two sons, one of whom died as an infant, before the family moved to Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario, along with William's parents and several siblings. There they had two more sons and a daughter. William outlived his wife by seven years, and grew to be 80 years old. They are buried in Baie de Dore Cemetery in Bruce Township.
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|Photograph||This is the Inkster home built by William, near where his father built their first log house.3|
|Birth||William Inkster was born on 2 Feb 1837 in Marmora, Hastings County, Ontario.2|
|1851/2 Census||Unfortunately, the 1851/52 census for Marmora Township did not survive.|
|(with Parents) 1861 Census||William appeared on the 1861 Census of Madoc Township, Hastings County, Ontario with his parents. He was 25, single, and born in Upper Canada. The family lived in a one story log house. William had an older brother John and six younger siblings: Isabella, Elizabeth, Magnus, Albert, Victoria, and Abigail.4|
|(Witness) Marriage||William Inkster of Marmora witnessed the marriage of William Broadworth and Isabella Ann Richardson on 24 Sep 1863 in Hastings County, Ontario.5|
|Directory||William Inkster was listed in the 1864 Madoc, Hastings County, Ontario, directory as |
Inkster, William, yeoman, 4th concession, part lot 13 [his father's address] and 3rd concession, part lot 13.6
|(Witness) Marriage||William Inkster of 3d Concession Madoc witnessed the marriage of Francis Sandford and his sister Mary Victoria Inkster on 17 Mar 1870 in Madoc.7|
|Marriage||William Inkster married Janet Irvine Fidlar, daughter of John Fidlar and Elizabeth Harvey, on 19 Oct 1870 in Madoc.|
Information from marriage registration: William Inkster, 34, residence Madoc, birthplace Marmora, bachelor, Yeoman, Presbyterian, son of William Inkster & Elizabeth O Donnel;
Jane Fidlar, 30, residence Marmora, born in North Shields England, spinster, Presbyterian, daughter of John Fidler & Elizabeth Harry;
They were married by David Wisheart and the witnesses were [William's brother] Magnus Inkster of Madoc and [Janet's brother] Magnus Fidler of Marmora.1
|1871 Census||William and Jannet Inkster appeared on the 1871 Census of Madoc Township, Hastings County, Ontario. William was 34, born in Ontario, Presbyterian, of Scotch origin, and a farmer. Janet was 30, born in England, Presbyterian, and of English origin. With them was Robert Nelson (age 16 and a servant - probably a farm worker).8|
|Land Record||On 12 Mar 1874, William Inkster bought from Alexander and John McKay Lot 1, Concession 6, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario.9|
|Note||He continued to clear land and started a mixed farming operation with Clydesdale horses and Shorthorn cattle in Bruce Township.9|
|1881 Census||William and Jennette [sic] Inkster appeared on the 1881 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. William was 44 and a farmer. Janet was 40. They were both of Scotch origin, Presbyterian, and born in Ontario. Their children were William (8), James (7), and Albert (9 months, born in July). Also with them was William's niece Jane Tassey (17). They were enumerated directly after his brother Magnus' family.10|
|Photograph||Here is a photograph of William and Janet taken at the Wm Craig Studio in Port Elgin, Ontario sometime after 1879. [The Wm Craig Studio was in Toronto in 1879 and Owen Sound in 1881]11|
|1891 Census||William and Jeanette Inkster appeared on the 1891 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. The Inkster family lived in a 2 story stone house with 10 rooms. William was 53, born in Ontario, father born in Scotland, mother in Ireland, religion Canada Presbyterian, and was a Farmer. Jeanette was 50, born in England, parents born in Scotland, and religion Canada Presbyterian. Their children were William (19), Harvey (17), Albert (10), Mabel (8). They could all read and write. Also in the same house were William's sister Elizabeth McKenzie, her husband Duncan and their three children.12|
|Photograph||The Inksters lived in a log house until they built a new house with cement exterior and maple floors from their own trees. Every spring about 150 buckets were hung to catch the sap for making maple syrup.9,3|
|1901 Census||William and Janet Inkster appeared on the 1901 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. The Inksters owned and lived in a 10 room cement house on 200 acres with 3 outbuldings and a 4070 cu ft silo. William was 63 years old, born 2 February 1838 in Ontario, of Scotch origin, Presbyterian, and was a farmer working on his own account. Janet was 59 and born 13 Sept 1841 in England. Their children at home were Albert (20) and Mabel (18), as well as son James H (28) with his wife and two sons.13|
|(Widowed) Death||His wife Janet died on 14 Feb 1910.14|
|1911 Census||I have not been able to find William in the 1911 census.|
|Death||William died on 21 Feb 1917 in Lot 1 Con 6, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario.|
Information from certificate: died at age 80 years, 20 days of acute myocarditis of one week following four months of nephritis; attended by Dr. J.W. Struthers of Tiverton, born Madock Hastings Co, burial at Baie de dore, was a retired farmer, widowed, father William Inkster, mother Elizabeth O'Donnell. The informant was Albert Inkster of Underwood.2
|Burial||He was buried on 23 Feb 1917 in Baie de Dore Cemetery, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario,The funeral notice states, "The funeral will proceed from his late residence Lot 1, Con. 6, Bruce Tp on Friday Feb. 23rd. 1917 to the Baie-de-dore Cemetary. Services at the house at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation."15,16|
|Last Edited||3 Jan 2015|
- Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Inkster/Fidler, 1870, page 240.
- Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. William Inkster, #008491-17.
- Copies of photographs in Marie Inkster's collection.
- 1861 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Canada West, Hastings County, Madoc Township (1), page 7.
- Marriage certificate of William Broadworth and Isabella Ann Richardson, married 24 September 1863 in Hastings County, Ontario, Canada (Family History Library, Film #1030057).
- 1864-65 Directory of the County of Hastings (Belleville: Mackenzie Bowell, 1865). Digitized copy viewed online at Randy Saylor's site "Transcribed Records of the Bay of Quinte", page 284.
- Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Sanford/Inkster, page 233.
- 1871 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, North Hastings (62), Madoc (2-e), page 12.
- The Bruce Township Historical Society, Bruce Township Tales and Trails from early days to 1983 (Ontario: The Bruce Township Historical Society, 1997), FHL fiche #6087691.
- 1881 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, North Bruce (177), Bruce Township (a-1), page 44.
- Letter from Bill Inkster, Ontario, to Jennifer Kolthammer, dated 29 Sep 2003, Dec 2007.
- 1891 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, Bruce West (53), Bruce Township (a-2), page 4.
- 1901 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Bruce W (50), Bruce (a-2), page 6, line 16.
- Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Janet Irvine Inkster, #007800-10.
- Letters from Betty McKinnon, Ontario, to J Kolthammer, various dates, "30 Jan 1997."
- Death certificate registered in the Province of Ontario "William Inkster, #008491-17."
- Province of Ontario Marriage Registers: Inkster/Drummond, #003252-98, Family History Library.
- Website Hastings County Cemeteries (http://www.angelfire.com/wa3/greenwoodontario/…), no authorship or sources noted.
- Death certificate registered in the Province of British Columbia. James Harvey Inkster, #54-09-009399.
- Province of Ontario Marriage Registers: Inkster/McLean, #003237-98, Family History Library.
- Birth Registrations of Ontario, Canada. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Albert Wallace Inkster, #002021-80.
- Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Inkster/Campbell, #005334-08.
- Birth Registrations of Ontario, Canada. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Beatrice Mabel Inkster, #003017-82.
- Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Daniel/Inkster, #005635-09.