#295, (1840 - 1910)
|Father||John Fidlar1,3 (1804 - a 1881)|
|Mother||Elizabeth Harvey1,3 (1811 - 1882)|
|Charts||Descendants of John Inkster & Abigail Marion|
Descendants of Magnus Fidlar & Janet Irvine
William Inkster & Janet Irvine Fidlar descendants
Children of Janet Irvine Fidlar and William Inkster
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Janet Irvine Fidlar was born in 1840 in England. Her parents were from Stromness in the Orkney Islands and they were in Tynemouth for a short while before emigrating to Canada in 1841 or '42. Her father was a mariner. Janet, the eldest of five children, was named after her father's mother, Janet Irvine. At the age of 30, she married William Inkster, who was also of Orkney heritage. William and Janet lived in Hastings County, Ontario, then moved to Bruce County where they built a large cement house. They had five children, four of whom lived to adulthood.
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|Birth||Janet Irvine Fidlar was born on 13 Sep 1840 in Church Road, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England.|
Information from her birth certificate: Janet Irvine Fidler [sic], father John Fidler seaman, mother Elizabeth Fidler formerly Harvey. The informant was her father John Fidler of Church Road.1
|Note.||Janet Irvine Fidlar was named after her paternal grandmother Janet Irvine.|
|(with Parents) 1841 Census||Janetirven [sic] Fidlar appeared on the 1841 Census of Tynemouth, Northumberland with her Scottish-born parents. She was 8 months old and was born in the county of Northumberland. She had no brothers or sisters.4|
|Immigration||She immigrated to Canada with her family between 1841 and 1842.5|
|Item.||In 1851, Janet completed a needlework sampler which survives to this day. The last two lines read "Janet Irvine Fidlars Sampler Aged Eleven Finished in 1851.6"|
|1851/2 Census||Unfortunately, the 1851/52 census for Marmora Township did not survive.|
|(with Parents) 1861 Census||Jannet Fidler [sic] appeared on the 1861 Census of Marmora Township, Hastings County, Ontario with her parents. She was age 20, born in England, religion Church of Scotland. Janet had four younger siblings.7|
|Marriage||She married William Inkster, son of William Inkster and Elizabeth O'Donnell, on 19 Oct 1870 in Madoc, Hastings County, Ontario.|
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.3
|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|
|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.9|
|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]10|
|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.11|
|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.12,13|
|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.14|
|Death||Janet died on 14 Feb 1910 in Lot 1 Concession 6, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario.|
Information from certificate: Janet Irvine Inkster, female, Lowland Scotch, born Sept 13th 1840, age 69 years 5 months 1 day, born North Shield England, farmers wife, father John Fidlar born Stromness Orkney Scotland, mother Elizabeth Harvey born Stromness Orkney Scotland, informant [her son] Albert W Inkster of Underwood, registered 16 Feb 1910. The medical certificate signed by Dr McLeod of Tiverton stated that Mrs Wm Inkster died of pleurisy of four days duration.2
|Last Edited||6 Oct 2014|
- Copy birth certificate of Janet Irvine Fidlar, born 13 September 1840, registered 29 September 1840 in the Registration District of Tynemouth.
- Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Janet Irvine Inkster, #007800-10.
- Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Inkster/Fidler, 1870, page 240.
- 1841 Census for England & Wales, HO107/826/2 folio 10. Image viewed at Ancestry or Findmypast.
- Inferred from analysis of data: Janet was born in 1841 in England and her brother James was born in 1842 in Ontario.
- Letter from Bill Inkster, Ontario, to Jennifer Kolthammer, dated 29 Sep 2003, 4 Dec 2007.
- 1861 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Canada West, Hastings County, Marmora & Lake Township (1), page 14.
- 1871 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, North Hastings (62), Madoc (2-e), page 12.
- 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.
- 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.
- Copies of photographs in Marie Inkster's collection.
- 1901 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Bruce W (50), Bruce (a-2), page 6, line 16.
- 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.