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

William Puddicombe, Esq.[1]

Male 1798 - 1877  (78 years)


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  • Name William Puddicombe 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 18 Sep 1798  Beaford, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1832  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1834  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1858  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Anglican 
    Directory 1867  Wilmot Township - Concession 1 Lot 18, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Directory 1867  Wilmot Township - Concession 1 Lot 19, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Directory 1867  Wilmot Township - Concession 2 Lot 18, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Directory 1867  Wilmot Township - Concession 2 Lot 19, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/254700734 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-99122 
    Died 28 Apr 1877  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Saint James Anglican Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I99122  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father John Puddicombe,   b. Abt 1760, Of, Beaford, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Beaford, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Brinsmead,   b. Abt 1780,   d. 1843, Beaford, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Family ID F27023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Barkwill,   b. 16 Jul 1807, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1834  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. William Puddicombe,   b. 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1860, Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. John Puddicombe,   b. 18 Nov 1836, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1852  (Age 15 years)
     3. Mary Balkwill Puddicombe,   b. 16 Dec 1838, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1912, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Frances B. Puddicombe,   b. 2 Dec 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1917  (Age 76 years)
     5. Robert B. Puddicombe, II,   b. 11 Apr 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1904, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Thomas Brook Puddicombe,   b. 26 Jan 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1906, near, Azilda, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     7. Annie Brooke Puddicombe,   b. 26 Dec 1847, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1916, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F25512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Haysville sprang into prominence as years went by. It became one of the chief places between Hamilton and Goderich. The stage coach changed horses at Haysville. One of the early settlers was William Hobson. Mr. Hobson came from Ireland in 1818 and settled near London. He returned to Ireland but did not stay long. Returning to Canada he associated himself with a surveying party and went through to Goderich. Finally deciding to live at Haysville, he bought 200 acres now owned by Daniel Shantz. This farm had splendid pine and was sold to William Puddicombe in 1832 or 1833. ... From 1832 to 1836 many settlers came in to take up land. There were no churches or schoolhouses. Some few years after, a teacher named Robert Boucher taught school in a log house owned by Mr. William Puddicombe.

      Early History of Haysville and Vicinity By Allan R. G. Smith Secretary Wilmot Agricultural Society - Fourth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1916

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      ....Among the early pioneer tillers of the soil in this section along the Dundas Road," in 1831-2, were William Hobson, William Puddicombe and Edward Everett. Hobson was the first to arrive. He came from the Emerald Isle some time in 1831 and settled near Haysville. In 1833 be deeded his property to Puddicombe, and he and Everett tock up land on the east side of the river, a part of which is now the site of Haysville. Here, while clearing up the wilderness each kept a tavern, and as the district became more thickly settled they were bountifully rewarded in a financial way for their forethought in establishing what seemed to be a dire necessity in those days, when the jug of liquor in the harvest field was as indispensable as the jug of water is to-day....

      New Hamburg, The Hub of Wilmot - Waterloo County Chronicle 18 Aug 1898, p. 2,3

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      PUDDICOMBE, WM.: Came to Canada from Devonshire, England, in 1832 after a stormy voyage of six weeks, taking up the farm where Geo. Miller now resides. In 1835 he married Miss Joanna Balkwell, whose acquaintance he made on the boat. Dr. Cronyn, afterwards First Bishop of Huron, performed the ceremony, which took place in London. Wm. Puddicombe, who died in Arkansas, John, who died at Haysville, Mary Balkwell, Mrs. H. D. Tye, deceased, Frances B., at Haysville, Robert B., of New Hamburg, deceased, Thos. B., killed in the Azilda wreck, and Anne B., at Haysville, were the children. A window in Christ Church, Haysville, perpetuates the memory of a churchman and a church woman, who were among its most regular attendants and liberal supporters. He died and was buried at St. James' Cemetery in 1877.

      Church of England, An Historical Sketch of the Parish of Wilmot 1828-1913, Diocese of Huron, Ontario, New Hamburg, Canada by Charles James Fox, Sep 1913

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 009897-74.
      Robert Puddicombe, 29, occ. Farmer, b. Wilmot Twp, res. Haysville Village, son of William and Johanna B. married Jane Cullum, 25, b. Wilmot Twp, res. Wilmot Twp, daughter of William and Ellen, witnessed by: William and Margaret Cullum both of Wilmot Twp, 29 December 1873 at St. James Church in Wilmot

    2. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 1 Pg 2.
      William PUDDICOMBE 54 born England Church of England Yeoman
      Joanna PUDDICOMBE 44 born England Church of England
      William YEO 17 born England Church of England Labourer
      William MUGRIDGE 24 born England Church of England Labourer
      Stewart ATCHISON 31 born Ireland Church of England Labourer
      William PUDDICOMBE 17 born Canada Church of England Labourer
      John PUDDICOMBE 15 born Canada Church of England Labourer
      Mary PUDDICOMBE 13 born Canada Church of England
      Frances PUDDICOMBE 10 born Canada Church of England
      Robert PRUDDICOMBE 9 born Canada Episcopalion
      Thomas PUDDICOMBE 7 born Canada Episcopalion
      Ann PUDDICOMBE 5 born Canada Episcopalion

    3. [S320] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - St. James Anglican CC#4571 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Wm. Puddicombe/ A native of/ Devonshire England/ died Apr. 28, 1877/ aged 78 yrs. 7 mo/ 10 days.

    4. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 1 Page 56.

    5. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 5 page 25.

    6. [S26] Lower Canada Marriage Bonds (1779-1858), C-6783.
      Name of Future Husband: PUDDICOMBE, William Res: Wilmot Township, Halton County Name of Future Wife: BALKWILL, Joanna Res: London Township, Middlesex County Reference: RG 5 B9 Volume: 28 Bond Number: 4299 Date: 1834-01-11

    7. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 1 Pg 2.

    8. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 06 Apr 1858.
      On the 23rd March, by the Rev. Mr. Ralley, Mr. H. D. Tye, of Haysville, eldest son of Daniel Tye, Esq., to Mary, eldest daughter of William Puddicombe, Esq., of Wilmot.

    9. [S1668] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1867 - Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867, pg 38.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1798 - Beaford, , Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1832 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1834 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1834 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1867 - Wilmot Township - Concession 1 Lot 18, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1867 - Wilmot Township - Concession 1 Lot 19, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1867 - Wilmot Township - Concession 2 Lot 18, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1867 - Wilmot Township - Concession 2 Lot 19, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Apr 1877 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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