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

William Hastings, Esq.

Male 1821 - 1876  (55 years)


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  • Name William Hastings 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 1821  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office Crosshill, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Justice of the Peace 
    Residence 1850  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Historic Building 1861  4862 William Hastings Line, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hastings Belmont House 
    • Bellmont House was built in 1861 by William Hastings, the first justice of the Peace in Crosshill. The house is an excellent example of a Gothic stone structure. It has been well maintained in its original state except for the closed in transom and sidelights of the front entrance.

      Of particular note are the intricately carved stone quoins and the carved stone head above the Gothic window, said to be the likeness of William Hastings himself. Designated September 17, 1985.

      Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society - Heritage Wellesley. (2016). Wellesley Township Heritage & Historical Society. Retrieved 23 November 2016, from https://www.wellesleyhistory.org/heritage-wellesley.html
    Land Wellesley Township - West Concession 06 Lot 12, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1867 William and Debrah (so spelled on the deed) ceded land to the Crown (part of village lots 31 and 32) to build a drill shed for the Crosshill Volunteer Infantry Company.
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Wellesley Township - West Concession 06 Lot 12, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Religion 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-181651 
    Died 10 Jun 1876  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Rushes Cemetery, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I181651  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Family Deborah Glaister,   b. 1833, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1894  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1850  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Isabella "Bella" Hastings,   b. 20 Nov 1852, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1917  (Age 64 years)
     2. William Hastings,   b. 1855, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1916  (Age 61 years)
     3. Joseph Hastings,   b. 20 Oct 1856, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 71 years)
     4. John "Johnnie" Hastings,   b. 20 Oct 1859, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1908, Crosshill, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     5. James Hastings,   b. 1860, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George Albert Hastings,   b. 1863, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Robert Hastings,   b. 1865, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1893  (Age 28 years)
     8. Alexander Hastings,   b. 2 Jun 1870, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F176741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 2a, Pg 44.

    2. [S241] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Rushes CC#4536 Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.
      [Front] In/ memory of/ Robert Hastings/ Who died/ March 6, 1893/ Aged 26 years/ God doth all things well/ Bella Hastings/ Born Dec. 1904/ died Mar. 24, 1905
      [Right] In memory of/ Debrah Glaister/ Wife of Wm. Hastings/ Who died/ July 29, 1894/ Aged 60 yrs./ In God we trust/ John Hastings/ Died June 10, 1908/ Aged 48 yrs. 8 mos.
      [Back] William Hastings died/ Oct. 16, 1916/ Aged 60 yrs./ Bella Hastings/ Died/ Feb. 23, 1917/ Aged 66 yrs.
      [Left] In/ memory of/ William Hastings/ Who died/ June 10, 1876/ Aged 54 years/ [verse illegible] [A] William [B] Bella] [C] W. H. [D] B. H.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Jun 1876.
      Died 10 Jun 1876 In Wellesley, William Hastings, Esq. died at 54 years of age after a short illness.

    4. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Sect. 17 Page 115.

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages By Rev'd William Dignan, Stratford report #188.
      William Hastings, to Debora Glisten, both of Welsey. 20 Jan. 1850. Wit. Andrew Kerr and David Hastings

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1821 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Justice of the Peace - - Crosshill, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1850 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Hastings Belmont House - 1861 - 4862 William Hastings Line, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - - Wellesley Township - West Concession 06 Lot 12, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 1861 - Wellesley Township - West Concession 06 Lot 12, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1876 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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