Jane SAUNDERS, 18211890 (aged 69 years)

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Name
Jane /SAUNDERS/
Also known as
Jane /GRIFFIN/
Birth
about 1821 30 24
Note: It is likely that Jane is the daughter of James Saunders of Knocknaboley, County Wicklow. The Tithe Applotment for Knocknaboley of 1824 lists a Andrew Saunders as living there. The Coolatin Estate records in the National Library of Ireland establish that, in 1805, Andrew had received a lease whose longevity was based on the life of his son James, who was 14 in 1805. James was the only Saunders in Knocknaboley listed in the estate census of 1827. He was living on his father's original lease and this was also true in the 1839 tenant census. Jane was born about 1821 and married Thomas Griffin of Knocknaboley in 1844 (probably) in Kilcommon Parish whereupon she and Thomas immigrated to Cartwright Township, Durham County, Ontario in 1851.

It is likely that Jane is the daughter of James Saunders of Knocknaboley, County Wicklow. The Tithe Applotment for Knocknaboley of 1824 lists a Andrew Saunders as living there. The Coolatin Estate records in the National Library of Ireland establish that, in 1805, Andrew had received a lease whose longevity was based on the life of his son James, who was 14 in 1805. James was the only Saunders in Knocknaboley listed in the estate census of 1827. He was living on his father's original lease and this was also true in the 1839 tenant census. Jane was born about 1821 and married Thomas Griffin of Knocknaboley in 1844 (probably) in Kilcommon Parish whereupon she and Thomas immigrated to Cartwright Township, Durham County, Ontario in 1851.

In the 1851 and subsequent censuses we find that James Saunders, born in 1791, and his wife have also moved to Cartwright in 1847 and his death record confirms he was from Wicklow. (His death was witnessed by a Mr. Thomas Darcy. The estate records for Knocknaboley show that the Darcy and Griffin families were neighbors in Ireland.)

Thus it appears that Thomas and Jane followed her folks to Durham Co Ontario from Knocknaboley.

Birth of a sister
Note: From ancestry.com Public Tree: Freeborn Family Tree

From ancestry.com Public Tree: Freeborn Family Tree
Margaret Saunders Graham
Born 1824 8 Jun, Ireland
Death 1918 26 Oct Age: 94
Cartwright Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada

1901 census of Durham Ontario also says birth was Jun 8 1924.

Birth of a brother
1826 (aged 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandmother
Note: Margaret STRAHAN Saunders was still alive in Aug 1825. She was the sponsor for her granddaughter Mary Collins, daughter of Mary SAUNDERS Collins of Knocknaboley.

Margaret STRAHAN Saunders was still alive in Aug 1825. She was the sponsor for her granddaughter Mary Collins, daughter of Mary SAUNDERS Collins of Knocknaboley.

Aug 7 Knocknaboley Mary for Michael collins and Mary Saunders, Sponsors Alexander ?? and Margaret Strahan.

Death of a paternal grandfather
Note: The image: A remnant of the Probate Index for Ireland shows Andrew Saunders had died by 1828 found on findmypast.ie. The original probate records were destroyed in 1922.

The image: A remnant of the Probate Index for Ireland shows Andrew Saunders had died by 1828 found on findmypast.ie. The original probate records were destroyed in 1922.
Andrew Saunders, Year 1828, Knockneboly, Wicklow
Diocese Prerogative Court
Record set Ireland Diocesan And Prerogative Wills & Administrations
Indexes 1595-1858
Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers)
Subcategory Wills & probate
Collections from Ireland, copyright Findmypast

In 1827 the Coolatin Estate records show that James Saunders was farming the Andrew Saunders farm. However, it wasn't until the 1840s that the phrase Andrew Saunders (Executors) showed up in the Rental records. It is possible that Andrew had turned over his farm to James and did not die until much later.

Records in the NLI show that in 1827 Andrew does not appear in a list of residents of his own lease, but his son James and son-in-law Michael Collins do. This is evidence that Andrew had died by 1827, but the reference to John Griffin Exors did not appear in the Rental Books until 1845.

By 1844 the Saunders lease was turned over to John Griffin, one of the other Griffin men who lived in Knocknaboley. He was not our ancestor but may have been related. The relationship of the Griffin men living in Knocknaboley in 1810 (old John and Richard) is not known. Old John, our ancestor, was in Knocknaboley before 1780, but Richard did not appear until after 1800. As part of the Griffiths Census, government census takers identified and described tenant homes in Ireland. The description of the former home of Andrew Saunders is included in the House Books. John Griffin , living in the Saunders former home in the 1840s, was probably the son of Richard Griffin.

MS 6100 Rents 1845-46. Knocknaboley. Andrew Saunders Exors. 4.2.12. ... Allow Griffin to purchase this holding at 20 pounds ...

Birth of a brother
Note: According to 1901 Census of Huron Co.
Birth of a brother
1839 (aged 18 years)
Birth of a brother
1841 (aged 20 years)
Birth of a sister
Marriage
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Note: Thomas was probably born in Cartwright Township, Durham Co Ontario. His parents had immigrated from Ireland just a year before his birth and were living in Cartwright in the 1851 and 1861 censuses.
Birth of a son
Note: Entry from Record Book of St John's Parish, Blackpool, Cartwright Township found in the Anglican Archives in Toronto: Peter, son of Thomas and Jane Griffin, Cartwright, Farmer. Born Oct 24, 1855, Baptized June 7, 1856.

Entry from Record Book of St John's Parish, Blackpool, Cartwright Township found in the Anglican Archives in Toronto: Peter, son of Thomas and Jane Griffin, Cartwright, Farmer. Born Oct 24, 1855, Baptized June 7, 1856.

Marriage license also says he was born in Cartwright, which is also borne out by the census of 1861.

Marriage of a daughter
Birth of a son
Marriage of a son
Death of a father
Note: It is reported that James Saunders was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in nearby Prince Albert Ontario.
Marriage of a daughter
Note: Name of Groom: John Dynes Age: 27 Residence: Twp. of Howick Place of Birth: Ireland Batchelor or Widower: Batchelor Rank or Profession: Farmer Parents: Richard and Ann Dynes Name of Bride: Mary Griffin Age: 25 Residence: Twp. of Howick Place of Birth: Ontario Spinster or Widow: S Parents: Thomas and Mary Ann Griffin Witnesses: Thomas Griffin of Howick Jane Milne of Howick Date and Place of Marriage: 10 November 1875, in Gorrie Religious Denomination of Groom: Methodist Religious Denomination of Bride: Methodist Married by Whom: Rev. E. Kershaw By License or Banns: L [from Public Archives of Ontario microfilm MS-932, Reel-17, Co. of Huron, Div'n. of Howick, pg 514, Reg'n. No. 003-786]
 Name of Groom: John Dynes Age: 27 Residence: Twp. of Howick Place of Birth: Ireland Batchelor or Widower: Batchelor Rank or Profession: Farmer Parents: Richard and Ann Dynes Name of Bride: Mary Griffin Age: 25 Residence: Twp. of Howick Place of Birth: Ontario Spinster or Widow: S Parents: Thomas and Mary Ann Griffin Witnesses: Thomas Griffin of Howick                   Jane Milne of Howick Date and Place of Marriage: 10 November 1875,                                                in Gorrie Religious Denomination of Groom: Methodist Religious Denomination of Bride: Methodist Married by Whom: Rev. E. Kershaw By License or Banns: L  [from Public Archives of Ontario microfilm MS-932,  Reel-17, Co. of Huron, Div'n. of Howick, pg 514,  Reg'n. No. 003-786]
Marriage of a son
Marriage of a son
Death of a mother
Death of a husband
Census
1891 (1 year after death)
Note: The census shows Jane Griffin, age 70, living with Ezekial Phair and she is listed as his Mother-In-Law. Ezekial was the husband of Jane's daughter Margaret.
Death
after 1890 (aged 69 years)
Note: Jane was listed with her daughter Margaret Phair's family in Forwich in 1891 census of Ontario.
Family with parents
father
17911875
Birth: 1791 Wicklow Ireland
Death: December 21, 1875Durham County, Ontario
mother
elder brother
7 years
younger sister
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18241918
Birth: June 8, 1824 33 27 Co Wicklow, Ireland
Death: October 26, 1918Durham Co, Ontario
-2 years
herself
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18211890
Birth: about 1821 30 24 Wicklow, Ireland
Death: after 1890
14 years
younger brother
18341918
Birth: August 24, 1834 43 37 Wicklow, Ireland
Death: January 7, 1918
5 years
younger brother
1839
Birth: 1839 48 42 Ireland
3 years
younger brother
1841
Birth: 1841 50 44 Ireland
-14 years
younger brother
16 years
younger sister
1841
Birth: 1841 50 44 Wicklow, Ireland
Family with Thomas GRIFFIN
husband
TomGriffinSr.jpg
18161887
Birth: about 1816 36 Knocknaboley Wicklow Ireland
Death: July 29, 1887Howick Township, Huron Co, Ontario Canada
herself
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18211890
Birth: about 1821 30 24 Wicklow, Ireland
Death: after 1890
Marriage MarriageApril 11, 1844Co Wicklow, Ireland
10 months
son
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18451922
Birth: February 5, 1845 29 24 Co Wicklow, Ireland
Death: November 23, 1922Crookston, Polk, MN
22 months
daughter
18461920
Birth: November 17, 1846 30 25
Death: April 29, 1920Fordwich, Huron County Ontario
3 years
daughter
18491936
Birth: June 8, 1849 33 28 Co Wicklow, Ireland
Death: November 6, 1936Cavalier Co, ND
3 years
son
tgriffin.jpg
18521924
Birth: March 19, 1852 36 31 Durham Co, Ontario, Canada
Death: January 13, 1924Grand Forks, North Dakota
3 years
son
petergriffin.jpg
18541912
Birth: October 24, 1854 38 33 Cartwright, Durham Co, Ont, Canada
Death: March 27, 1912North Dakota
12 years
son
18661930
Birth: May 31, 1866 50 45
Death: February 21, 1930Chippewa Co, MI
Marriage
Birth

It is likely that Jane is the daughter of James Saunders of Knocknaboley, County Wicklow. The Tithe Applotment for Knocknaboley of 1824 lists a Andrew Saunders as living there. The Coolatin Estate records in the National Library of Ireland establish that, in 1805, Andrew had received a lease whose longevity was based on the life of his son James, who was 14 in 1805. James was the only Saunders in Knocknaboley listed in the estate census of 1827. He was living on his father's original lease and this was also true in the 1839 tenant census. Jane was born about 1821 and married Thomas Griffin of Knocknaboley in 1844 (probably) in Kilcommon Parish whereupon she and Thomas immigrated to Cartwright Township, Durham County, Ontario in 1851.

In the 1851 and subsequent censuses we find that James Saunders, born in 1791, and his wife have also moved to Cartwright in 1847 and his death record confirms he was from Wicklow. (His death was witnessed by a Mr. Thomas Darcy. The estate records for Knocknaboley show that the Darcy and Griffin families were neighbors in Ireland.)

Thus it appears that Thomas and Jane followed her folks to Durham Co Ontario from Knocknaboley.

Census

The census shows Jane Griffin, age 70, living with Ezekial Phair and she is listed as his Mother-In-Law. Ezekial was the husband of Jane's daughter Margaret.

Death

Jane was listed with her daughter Margaret Phair's family in Forwich in 1891 census of Ontario.

Note

Email from genealogist, Feb 10, 2007

As I go through my Wexford databases.... I also have one "Sanders".... Mary Sanders was Baptized 24 January 1802 in the R.C. Church in Killaveny/Anacorra. Daughter of Andrew Sanders and Margaret Strahan. Sponsors were Matthew Lambert and Margaret Farrell. Residence was Knocknaboley. Father listed as Protestant.

Peggy Leonard

Note

Name: James Saunders
Age: 80
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Gender: Male
Taken from 1871 census index of Ontario. This is Jane Saunder's father James, of Knocknaboley. Jane and Thomas Griffin were also living in Cartwright from 1851 through the 1860s.

Birth Place: Ireland
Residence District: Durham West
Residence Location: Cartwright
Ethnic Origin: Irish
Religion: Church of England, Anglican
Occupation: Farmer
Division: 1
Microfilm Roll: C-9978
Page: 42
Head of Household Comment: This person is listed as a head of household.