Christiana McArthur

ID # 5149, (1821-1911)
FatherDaniel McArthur (1796-1875)
MotherCatharine McMillan (1792-1875)
BirthChristiana McArthur was born on 3 March 1821 at Dumfries Township, Gore District, Upper Canada. 
MarriageShe married James Hastings on 4 October 1838 at Dumfries Township.
GS2987 First Church Marriage Records

After publication of banns, at Dumfries

James Hastings of Blenheim
Christian McArthur of Dumfries
Witnesses James Keachie and John McColl

Note: The image is very poor on this reel. The above transcription is partly from the GS2987, but also in part from Volume9, Part 2, The marriage Registers of Upper Canada/Canada West, Wellington District, 1852-1857, Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai, Global Heritage Press, 2000.
The researchers for this book draw on microfilm LCM 30 and 31 which are to be found at the United Church of Canada Archives. This transcription shows witness John's surname as McCall. McColl is the more likely correct. Any error here is my own.

DeathShe died on 28 September 1911 at Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., at age 90. 
BurialShe was buried at Ratho Presbyterian Churchyard, Blandford Township. 
NoteChristiana's gravestone in Ratho Presbyterian Churchyard in Blandford Township, Oxford County, shows her death as being on 28 September, 1911, and her age as 90 years, 6 months, and 25 days. Her date of birth is calculated from this.

Death reg. 023871-11 Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co.
Christiann Hastings died September 28, 1911. Date of birth March 3, 1821. Age 90 years, 6 months, 24 days. Place of death lot 23, concession 13, Blenheim Tp., retired. Widow. Father Daniel McArthur, place of birth unknown. Mother unknown. Physician J. L. Brown. Informant Jas. Baird, Plattsville, Ont.

The family had been on lot 23, concession 13, in Blenheim since at least the mid 1800s.

The Hasting household in Blenheim Township as it appears in the 1851 census is interesting, for there is present a John McArthur, laborer, born in Scotland. His age is given as 55. This would place his birth at around 1797. Is he a brother of Donald's and an uncle of Christianna?

The names and approximate ages of children of James and Christianna, as listed in this tree, are taken from the 1851 and 1871 censuses. 

Children of Christiana McArthur and James Hastings

Last Edited27 Jul 2017