Waterloo Region Generations
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Wetherill Marshall

Male 1821 - 1884  (63 years)


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  • Name Wetherill Marshall 
    Born 19 Jan 1821  West Newton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 25 Feb 1821  Aldborough near Hull, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Name Weatherall Marshall 
    Residence 1851  Weber St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    brick maker 
    Residence 1855  Usborne Township, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-71981 
    Died 5 May 1884  Usborne Township, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: jaundice and cancer of the liver (6 weeks) 
    Person ID I71981  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Family Ann Simpson,   b. 9 Aug 1823, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1884, Usborne Township, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Marshall,   b. CALC 8 Jan 1847, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1850, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
     2. Hannah Mariah Marshall,   b. 28 Apr 1848, Bolton, Peel Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1911, Exeter, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Marshall,   b. 28 Oct 1853, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Henry Marshall,   b. 28 Jul 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1914, St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F21079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wetherill Marshall

      Wetherill Marshall was born on January 19, 1821 in the village of West Newton in East Yorkshire, the fifth child of John Marshall and his wife Mary Wetherill. When he was two years old his father died, just a month after the birth of his sister Elizabeth. Mary continued to raise her family of six by herself and died in 1869 living with her daughter in Yorkshire.

      By 1840 Wetherill was working as a labourer on the farm of Peter Jackson in nearby Swine, but he had heard of opportunities in Upper Canada, and he dreamed of a farm of his own.

      Wetherill made his way to London and in March 1843, at the age of 22, he set sail for America on the SS Westminster, arriving in New York on April 10. After visiting the Barnum Museum, he went up the Hudson River, across the Erie and Welland Canals, stopping to see the amazing waterfall that everyone was talking about, and then across Lake Ontario to Muddy York.

      For some time he settled in Bolton, north of Toronto, and was married in 1845 to Ann Simpson, who had also come from Yorkshire. Here their daughters Mary Ann and Anna Maria were born in 1847 and 1848.

      By 1850 Wetherill had moved to Berlin, a town of 750, and operated a brickyard on Weber Street with his cousin Thomas Webb. At this time he was paying 3 pounds 6 shillings a year to the Canada Company for the farm he was eventually to move to in Huron County. In November 1850, Wetherill and Ann's three year old daughter Mary Ann died, and they erected a tombstone which read: This lovely bud so young and fair / Called hence by early doom / Just came to show how sweet a flour / In Paradice could bloom. In the 1870s many of the smaller church cemeteries were closed and Mary Ann's grave was moved to the new Mount Hope Cemetery.

      Two more babies were born in Berlin, neither of whom survived. In July 1855, their son William Henry was born and later that summer the family moved to their farm in Usborne Township, Huron County, 88 acres on Lot 9 of Concession 13, near the village of Kirkton, Wetherill built a log house for his family and, making his own bricks, eventually built a 2 storey brick home, including a brick furnace in the cellar.

      In December 1857 Wetherill completed the payment of 68 pounds, 15 shillings to the Canada Company and received the deed to his farm. Two years later at age 37 Ann gave birth to another baby boy whom they named John in honour of Wetherill's father and in memory of their baby boy who had died in Berlin.

      By 1861Wetherill had cleared 27 of his 88 acres and had 17 acres under cultivation. By 1879 he had acquired another 50 acres across the road and in 1882 he bought 60 acres adjoining his original farm from Alexander Kirk.

      In 1880 William Henry married Louisa Shier, the eldest daughter of Nicholas and Jemima Shier, and took his bride to the farm across the road from his father's place.

      Ann died in January 1884 at age 62 and was buried in the Kirkton cemetery. According to the inscription on her tombstone, "she died as she lived, trusting in God". In May Wetherill died and was buried four months from the day of his wife's decease. The newspaper account of his death said that "in life he was respected, and in death regretted".

      Surviving his parents by only three years, John died from tuberculosis in 1887 at the age of 28. At that time William Henry moved his young family back to the home farm, which Wetherill's great great great granddaughter continues to operate today.


      Ron Marshall 2013

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 11.
      Whetheran MARSHAL Brick Maker England 30 PM b. 19-Jan
      Hann(a)? MARSHAL England 29 PM b. 9-Aug
      Anna Maria MARSHAL Canada 4 PM b. 28-Apr

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Weatheral Marshall d. 5 May 1884 Usborne, aged 63, occupation farmer. b. England, cause: jaundice & cancer of the liver (6 weeks)

    3. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 7127 (1884), Weathearal Marshall.
      Weatheral Marshall, d. 5 May 1884 Usborne, aged 63y, b. England, cause: jaundice & cancer of liver (6 weeks)

    4. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, Church of England. Parish Church of Aldbrough (near Hull, Yorkshire) Film 919422.
      Weatherill Marshall. chr. 25 FEb 1821, Aldbrough near Hull, York, England. s/o John Marshall & Mary

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 11.

    6. [S1191] Church Records - ON - Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register, Vol 2 pg 109.
      William Henry Marshall, b. 28 Jul 1855 Waterloo, bapt. 24 Sep 1855 Blanshard s/o Wethrell Marshall and Anne of Usborne

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1821 - West Newton, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Feb 1821 - Aldborough near Hull, , Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Weber St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - brick maker - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1855 - Usborne Township, Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: jaundice and cancer of the liver (6 weeks) - 5 May 1884 - Usborne Township, Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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