CANADA: Ontario

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Vital Statistics:     Births        

Marriages:   A to M             N to Z

Note: Ontario Marriages by year are now online

Note: Many children of Ontario Gillespie parents married in British Columbia

Canada Divorces 1841 – 1968


CENSUS: There are several websites that host records for these census records.

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Earliest Gillespie Settlers to Upper Canada (Ontario)

Early Canadian History, (Upper Canada)

Recommended Reading: Pioneer Settlements by Edwin C Guillet, published 1947

Upper Canada Land Grant Petitions

Diary of Malcolm Gillespie, Reeve of Cannington, Victoria County 1880 – His trip to Manitoba to visit relatives and friends.

Margaret Gillespie 1852-1938, d/o Donald Gillespie & Catherine MacDonald, Victoria County, Ontario – more details from Maybee Society website. (link lost).

Ontario Early Jail Occupants

Ontario Gillespie Post Office Officials

Surrogate Court Records Index

Burke’s Peerage:  Cecil Gillespie, daughter of Walter Gillespie of Toronto married Richard Scougall of Toronto, barrister-at-law, Captain late 48th Highlanders, Toronto, served in Queen’s Own Rifles 1879-1886, and was present at the action of Cut-Knife (medal with clasp) b Oct 5, 1859. Their children: Laura May; Helen Grace; Esther Waldron (see page 467, listed under CASSELS)

  Index of Ontario Cemeteries with Gillespie burials

Family History of John Gillespie (1843-1932) & Jennie Taylor of North Dumfries Twp, Waterloo, Ontario – son of John Gillespie & Jean Adams from Scotland.

John Halliday Gillespie born 1882 in Morrisburg, Ontario. His father, stonemason James Johnston Gillespie & Sarah Halliday.  Grandfather Thomas Gillespie built the first brick house in Morrisburgh 1850. More history.