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Vital Statistics: Births
Note: Ontario Marriages by year are now online
Note: Many children of Ontario Gillespie parents married in British Columbia
- Northern Ontario, Ottawa to Ontario County
- York Region & City of Toronto – (new active link)
- Peel to Essex County
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Early Canadian History, (Upper Canada)
Recommended Reading: Pioneer Settlements by Edwin C Guillet, published 1947
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.
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)
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.