Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Morris Shellard

Male Cal 1809 - 1889  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Morris Shellard 
    Born CALC 16 Oct 1809  , Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Immigration 1832  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1836  Walpole Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-132790 
    Died 29 May 1889  Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Cause: Pyrexia (5 years) 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I132790  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 

    Family Charlotte Lowd Mercer,   b. CALC 22 Dec 1811, Melrose, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1889, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1836  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Thomas Shellard,   b. 1835, , Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1918, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Mary Shellard,   b. CALC 7 Feb 1841, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1881  (Age ~ 40 years)
     3. Henry Shellard,   b. CALC 6 Sep 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1860  (Age ~ 14 years)
     4. Elizabeth Jane Shellard,   b. 16 Nov 1846, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1915, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Morris Shellard,   b. CALC 8 Apr 1851, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1934, RR6, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     6. Charlotte L. Shellard,   b. 1854, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1894, Downie Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F32707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Mr. Morris Shellard, Sr., of Beverly

      Today it falls to our lot to record the death of this well-known gentleman. For years now he has been an invalid, and has almost dropped from his place in life, but he bore his sufferings and weakness most patiently, and scarcely a word of querulousness passed his lips.

      Mr. Shellard was born 16th October, 1809, in Wiltshire, England, and was consequently in his 80th year. He came to Canada in 1832, and entered the employment of Col. Brock Hill, who then owned considerable land in the Township of Woodhouse, Norfolk County, for whom he worked six years, in that time, by dint of industry and economy, saving enough to enable him to buy the land on the 9th concession, Beverly, which he subsequently made one of the best farms in the Township. This land, native, rough, with hardly a means of reaching it except on foot, he settled on in 1838, and from that time, in fair weather or foul, the sturdy form of our old friend could be seen wielding the axe, driving the oxen, or pursuing in some painstaking, industrious way, the course of subduing the wilderness, and bringing foot by foot, the rich land under cultivation. There he spent his days as a prominent farmer, his experience and advice respected, and his efforts always directed towards the improvement of the section in which he lived. He took little part in public matters of any description. He was married in 1838, to Miss Mercer, whose death in March last, we noticed. Of their family there are living, Morris and Thomas, of Beverly, Andrew, of California, Mrs. Cole, of St. Marys, Mrs. Gosman, of Blythe, and Mrs. J. H. Rutherford, of South Dumfries. Their daughter Mrs. Joseph Clouting, died some years ago.

      Mr. Shellard will be buried in Mount View Cemetery, today (Friday) the funeral leaving the residence at 2 o'clock p.m.

      Galt Reporter May 31 1889 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Morris Shellard/ a native of Wilts-shire, Eng./ Emigrated to Canada in 1832, died May 29th 1889, aged 79 yrs. 7 mos. 13 dys/ his wife/ Charlotte L Mercer/ a native of Roxburgh-shire Scot./ emigrated to Canada in 1833, died Mar 13th 1889,/ aged 77 yrs. 2 mos. 20 dys/ their son Henry/ died Feb. 6th 1860/ aged 14 yrs. 5 weeks/

    2. [S507] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - First United Presbyterian.
      Morris Shilland, Of Walpole, L.D. [London District], married Charlotte Mercer. 13 July 1836, Dumfries. Witnesses Andrew Mercer And James Brown

    3. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 019460 (1889).
      Morris Shellevill Gender: Male Age: 80 Birth Date: abt 1809 Birth Place: England Death Date: 29 May 1889 Death Place: Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Pyrexia

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 16 Oct 1809 - , Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1832 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1836 - Walpole Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jul 1836 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Pyrexia (5 years) - 29 May 1889 - Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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