James Fenton

ID # 6574, (1828-1876)
BirthJames Fenton was born in 1828 at Yorkshire, England. 
MarriageHe married Martha Westoby in 1852 at Sculcoates Registration Dist., East Riding, Yorkshire.
The marriage of James Fenton and Martha Westoby is dated approximately as being in the 2nd quarter of 1852 (April thru June) in the Sculcoates, East Yorkshire, registration district. The marriage was probably in a village in the district.
DeathHe died on 15 November 1876 at North Oxford Twp., Oxford Co.. 
BurialHe was buried at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. 
NoteDeath reg. 010897-76 North Oxford Twp., Oxford Co.
James Fenton died 15th Nov. 1876, age 47 years. Farmer. Baptist. Born Yorkshire, England. Physician Dr. Williams. Informant T. H. Chamberlin, farmer, North Oxford.

As per James' death registration, he was born in Yorkshire. Here, however, we make at least a guess, if only for the purpose of further research. A James Fenton, age 12, appears at North Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire, in the 1841 census. This is not far from Elloughton, where Martha Westoby lived. The parents of James at North Cave are shown as Thomas and Esther. At the time of the 1851 census, apparently this same Thomas and Esther are at Huggate, Yorkshire. Both census years show Thomas as agricultural labour. The 1851 census does not show James, who we must believe has gone elsewhere considering that he will be an adult. James and Martha were married in 1852. They had several children in England before moving to Canada where they appear in the 1861 census.

The family of James Fenton is found in South Dorchester Township, Middlesex County, Canada West, at the time of the 1861 census. It is evident from the ages of the children born in England that the family has not been in Canada for more than two or three years. They are shown as being members of the Church of England.

The 1871 census shows the family in North Oxford Township in Oxford County. By this time the are Baptists. James died in 1876, but the 1881 census in North Oxford and the 1891 census in Ingersoll shows Martha as a Baptist. Some Baptist records are to be found for examination for marriages and deaths, but none mention the Fentons. 

Children of James Fenton and Martha Westoby

Last Edited7 Dec 2018