Waterloo Region Generations
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William Perrin

William Perrin[1, 2]

Male 1813 - 1889  (75 years)

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    William Perrin
    William Perrin
    from the Perrin family bible, submitted by Rosemary Kry 2011

  • Name William Perrin 
    Born 9 Jul 1813  Debden, , Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Christened 26 Sep 1813  Saffron Walden, , Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1834  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land 16 May 1856  North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 43, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    middle part 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    E. 
    Land 1866  North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 44, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Weslyan Methodist 
    Residence 3218 Roseville Rd., Roseville, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This one and a half storey house originally had cedar roof shingles, although they are now green shingles, and it has brown clapboard siding. There is a small porch facing the road, and the windows are 2 over 2 with a yellow and green trim. It was the retirement home of William Perrin and his wife.

      In the early 1900's it was believed this house was haunted. People in the village would often tell stories of how former owners heard strange noises in the house, such as heavy chains dragging. One woman believed that a ghost would go into her children's rooms and remove their blankets at night. According to the villagers', the house became haunted after an elderly woman died in the house. It was reported that she had lost her mind. Two other prominent owners of this house were William Perrin, who was the former road commissioner for the village; and Gordon Fried, who was an active member of the Roseville community.
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-140277P 
    Died 9 May 1889  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Cause: Bright's Disease 
    Buried Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I140277  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Family Mary Ann Newstead,   b. CALC 3 Jun 1817, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1895, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 1839  [8
    Children 
     1. James Perrin,   b. 1840, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Perrin,   b. 16 Nov 1842, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1922, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Rebecca Perrin,   b. 25 Dec 1843, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Perrin,   b. 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Joseph Perrin,   b. 6 May 1849, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Ann Perrin,   b. 31 May 1852, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1908  (Age 56 years)
     7. Benjamin Perrin,   b. 12 Jan 1856, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F35050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Mr. Wm. Perrin, Sr., of Roseville - The intelligence of the death of this sturdy son of England, last Thursday, will cause his many friends sincere regret. Possessed of strong bodily health he had exceeded his 75th year, and when last in Galt, looked still the strong man he had been, but age had sapped his vitality, and without a great deal of suffering, he passed quietly to his rest.

      Mr. Perrin was born in Essex, England, 8th June, 1813 and came to Canada in 1834, settling first in Hamilton, where he lived for about nine years, during which time he took part in the suppression of the McKenzie rebellion. In 1839 he married Miss Newstead, sister of Mr. John Newstead, of Roseville, who still survives him, and after living about four years on Hamilton Mountain, he took up land near Roseville, on which he resided until about 14y years ago, when he retired, moved into the village, and enjoyed the rest and ease his active life so justly entitled him to. Mr. Perrin was possessed of a quaint, original mind, combined with great geniality of heart, and in the quiet details of life or in the public discussion of questions, brought to bear an excellent humor and judgement.

      His family consisted of five sons and two daughters, all of whom are yet living, viz: - Mr. James Perrin, of Listowel; Messrs. John and William Perrin, egg-dealers, Newmarket; Mr. Joseph Perrin, who resides on the homestead; and Mr. Benjamin Perrin, of Berlin; Mrs. John Woods, of Berlin; and Mrs. Nathan Woods, of Waterloo, near Mannheim.

      Mr. Perrin's funeral took place on Sabbath morning last to Roseville Cemetery, his old friends and acquaintances attending his remains to their last resting place in large numbers.

      Galt Reporter May 17 1889 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Rebecca Perin Born: Township N Dumfries Age: 31 Father: William Perin Mother: Mary Ann Perin Born: abt 1844 Spouse: John Woods Age: 37 born: Waterloo Father: Henry Woods Mother: Rebecca Woods married 28 Dec 1875 married: Waterloo, Waterloo Township

    2. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 13039 (1873), Perrin-Woods.
      Henrietta Woods residence Wilmot Twp. Birth Place: Wilmot Age: 20 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852 Father Name: John Woods Mother Name: Eleanor Woods Spouse Name: William Perrin merchant of North Dumfries Spouse's Age: 25 Spouse Birth Place: Township North Dumfries Spouse Father Name: William Perrin Spouse Mother Name: Mary Ann Perrin Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1872 Marriage Location: Waterloo, Freeport

    3. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 33.

    4. [S1628] Church Records - England, Essex, Saffron-Walden - Church of England, "Baptism of William Perrin"; FHL microfilm.

    5. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries, Roseville - Roseville Mennonite [formerly Detweiler Mennonite] CC#4493 Internet Link.
      [East] In memory of/ William Perrin/ died/ May 9, 1889/ aged 75 yrs. & 11 m's/

      [North] In memory of/ Mary A. Newstead/ wife of/ Wm. Perrin/ died/ Sep. 30, 1895/ AE 78 yrs. & 4 ms./ A precious one from us has gone/ A voice we loved is stilled/ A place is vacant in our home/ which nevr can be filled/ Perrin/

    6. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 43.

    7. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 9 Page 67.

    8. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of William Perrin - May 17 1889 pg 1.

    9. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 41.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jul 1813 - Debden, , Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Sep 1813 - Saffron Walden, , Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1834 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - middle part - 16 May 1856 - North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 43, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - E. - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1866 - North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 44, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Weslyan Methodist - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 3218 Roseville Rd., Roseville, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Bright's Disease - 9 May 1889 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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