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

James Jaffray

Male Cal 1803 - 1884  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name James Jaffray 
    Born CALC 2 Jun 1803  , Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Berwick on Tweed, , Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Book seller and stationer 
    Occupation 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Book Binder 
    Religion 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Book Binder 
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Book Binder 
    Residence Berwick on Tweed, , Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-242009 
    Died 20 Oct 1884  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Cause: Can't Read (2 years) 
    Buried Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I388494  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Jaffray,   b. CA 1770,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F38460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret,   b. CA 1803,   d. Bef 1851  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ann Jaffray,   b. 1835, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1875, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Catherine "Kate" Jaffray,   b. 11 Dec 1836, Berwick on Tweed, , Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1915, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F262570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Mr. James Jaffray

      This well-known old resident of Galt - uncle of the proprietors of this journal - expired at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John Bittmann, on Monday morning last. Although for several years past the frailties of age had prevented the deceased from following his usual avocation, the end came rather suddenly at last. He was about the house on Saturday, apparently as well as usual, but on his daughter going to his room on Sabbath morning she was shocked to find him unconscious. Medical aid was promptly on hand, but nature was fairly worn out and he gradually sank until about 3 o'clock on Monday morning, when he calmly passed to his rest.

      Mr. Jaffray was a native of Stirling, Scotland, but in early life went to Berwick-on-Tweed, where for many years he carried on an extensive business as a book seller. In 1853 he came out to Canada, arriving in Galt in August of that year. Shortly after arriving he commenced the book-binding business in connection with this office, which he carried on until, as previously stated, the frailties of age a few years ago compelled him to lay all work aside.

      Mr. Jaffray was a typical Scotchman of the old school - full of the traditions and history of his native land, and replete with ever green memories of his youthful days. He leaves two daughters to mourn him - Mrs. John Bitmann, of Galt, and Mrs. Rutherford, of Edinburgh, Scotland. He was in the 82nd year of his age at the time of his death, and was the last representative of a family of thirteen.

      The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the attendance being large. The deceased having been a member of the Masonic Society, the brethren turned out in full force, the funeral being conducted according to the rites of that ancient and honorable order; while Rev. Canon Hincks, of Trinity Church, conducted the services at the church and the grave.

      Galt Reporter Oct 24 1884 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 20.

    2. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 39.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 Oct 1884.
      Oct. 20, 1884 James Jaffray died in Galt at age of 82 years.

    4. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 27.

    5. [S2598] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican Cemetery Internet Link.
      In memory of/ James JAFFRAY/ a native of Stirling/ Scotland/ died in Galt Oct. 20, 188(4)/ aged 81 yrs 4 mo 18 ds/ also his daughter/ Annie/ wife of William OAKLEY/ died in Galt Oct. 31' 1875/ aged 39 yrs (9) mos/ A native of Berwick-on-Tweed/

    6. [S1814] Census - Scotland - 1851, Berwick upon Tweed Class: HO107; Piece: 2421; Folio: 596; Page: 11; GSU roll: 87100-87101.
      James Jeffray 47 b. Scotland Bookseller and Stationer
      Ann 17 daughter b. Berwick upon Tweed
      Catherine 15 b. Berwick upon Tweed
      Alice 60 b. Scotland sister

    7. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 018453 (1885).
      Name:James Jaffaeb Gender:Male Age:81 Birth Date:abt 1803 Birth Place:Sterleic, Scotland Death Date:20 Oct 1884 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 2 Jun 1803 - , Stirlingshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Book seller and stationer - 1851 - Berwick on Tweed, , Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Book Binder - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Book Binder - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Book Binder - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Berwick on Tweed, , Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Can't Read (2 years) - 20 Oct 1884 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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