James Hastings

ID # 5153, (1814-1889)
BirthJames Hastings was born on 7 October 1814 at Ayrshire, Scotland. 
MarriageHe married Christiana McArthur, daughter of Daniel McArthur and Catharine McMillan, 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.

DeathHe died on 18 September 1889 at Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., at age 74. 
BurialHe was buried at Ratho Presbyterian Churchyard, Blandford Township. 
NoteJames Hastings gravestone in Ratho Presbyterian Churchyard, Blandford Township, Oxford County, shows his date of death as 18 September, 1889, and his age as 74 years, 11 months, and 11 days. His date of birth is calculated from this.

Death reg. 012920-89 Blenheim, Oxford Co.
James Hastings died September 18, 1889. Age 74 years, 11 mos., 11 dys. Farmer born Ayrshire, Scotland. Presbyterian. Physician Dr. Brown. Informant Alexander Hastings, farmer, Blenheim. 

Children of James Hastings and Christiana McArthur

Last Edited27 Jul 2017