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Years ago my husband's grandmother took him to an auction for the estate of a woman she had worked for. Up for sale was a large (2' x 2 1/2') tinted portrait of a young boy in an antique frame. It was taken circa 1900. On the back was written "Robert H. Harstone on his third birthday"

The woman who my husband's grandma worked for was the widow of Robert Harstone. We knew the Harstone family lived in St Mary's, Perth County Ontario and that Robert was a lawyer there in the early 1900s. Today I did a little research on the family and here is what I found:

Robert Hopper Harstone (Harstine) was born 22 July 1899 in St. Mary's Perth County Ontario to Leonard Harstone and Drucilla Beatrice Maude Windsor. Leonard Harstone was a lawyer. The marriage of Leonard Harstone and Drucilla Windsor took place in Toronto, York County Ontario on 22 March 1898 in the Church of the Messiah.

Leonard's parents were Robert Harstone and Jane Hopper. Drucilla's parents were Enoch Windsor and Caroline Sitterington (Sittington). Leonard and Drucilla (D. Beatrice is how she is found in the records) Harstone are found with little Robert H. in the 1901 census for St. Mary's Ontario. Leonard was 48, D. Beatrice was 24, her date of birth given as 30 August 1876. The family is also in the 1911 census for St. Mary's Ontario

Leonard's death is in Ontario Vital Statistics. He died in St. Mary's on 3 January 1932 and his date of birth is given as 29 January 1853 in Baltimore Ontario.

Robert Harstone & Jane Hopper

Robert Harstonewas born in Scotland & Jane Hopper was born in Devon England. Their family that I have found consisted of the following children
  • Jennie Harstone born circa 1846 married --- Johnston then married James Henderson in St Mary's in 1894
  • Robert Burton Harstone born circa 1851 married Jessie Mitchell in St. Mary's in 1874
  • Leonard Harstone born 29 January 1853 Baltimore Ontario married Drucilla Beatrice Maud Windsor in Toronto in 1898
  • John Chidley Harstone born circa 1855 Baltimore Ontario married Agnes Christina Ross in 1880 in Durham County
  • Mary Euphemia Harstone born circa 1866 Baltimore Ontario married Noah Quance in St. Mary's in 1894

Enoch Windsor & Caroline Setterington

Enoch Windsor born circa 1836 in England, son of Timothy & Elizabeth Windsor, married Caroline Settington (Setterington) on 23 August 1858 in Belle River, Essex County Ontario. Caroline was born in Mersea circa 1838 to John & Lucretia Setterington. Enoch Windsor and Caroline Settinger had the following children
  • Victoria Olive Windsor born circa 1860 married Albert Foster in Essex County Ontario in 1880
  • Lauretia Jannet Windsor born circa 1864 Leamington married Allan H. Daughterty in Essex County Ontario in 1886
  • Addie Elizabeth Windsor born circa 1865 Chatham married Jefferson Pulford in Essex County Ontario in 1885. Addie Pulford's death occured in 1938
  • Drucilla Beatrice Maude Windsor born 30 August 1876 married Leonard Harstone in Toronto in 1898
  • Simon Milton Windsor born circa 1880
Enoch Windsor's death certificate indicates he died on 2 April 1916 in Leamingtom, Essex County Ontario. He was 80, born England, and a widower. His parents were given as Timothy Windsor and Elisabeth Fingard or Wingard. Caroline Windsor's death is found in Ontario Vital Stats as death on 15 April 1880 in Essex County, age 43.

Timothy Windsor & Elizabeth Fingard (Wingard? Lingard?)

I found Timothy and Elizabeth Windsor in the 1851 census for Canada West - in Rochester, Essex County Ontario. The family consisted of
  • Timothy Windsor born circa 1809 England, farmer
  • Lisabeth Windsor born circa 1811 England
  • Francis Windsor 14 born England
  • Caleb Windsor 12 born England
  • Joel Windsor 9 born England
  • Olive Windsor 3 born USA
Enoch is not with the family at this time. I found Enoch and his family in the 1850 USA census for Hamtramck, Wayne County Michigan
  • Timothy Windsor
  • Elizabeth Windsor
  • Elijah Windsor 15
  • Enoch Windsor 14
  • Francis Windsor 12
  • Caleb Windsor 10
  • Joel Windsor 8
  • Mary Ellen Windsor 2
Next I found the family in Cheshire England in 1841
  • Timothy Windsor born about 1811 in Cheshire England
  • Elizabeth Windsor born about 1811 in Cheshire England
  • Elijah Windsor born about 1835 in Cheshire England
  • Enoch Windsor born about 1837 in Cheshire England
  • Francis Windsor born about 1838 in Cheshire England
  • Caleb Windsor born about 1840 in Cheshire England

John Setterington & Lucretia Kenyon

John & Lucretia are in the 1851 census for Canada West, in Mersea Township Essex County Ontario
  • John Setterington, 35 born England
  • Lucretia Setterington, 37 born USA
  • Mary Setterington, 15 born Canada [She married James White]
  • Carolina Setterington, 14 born Canada
  • Albert Setterington, 12 born Canada [married first Fanny Bee in 1880 married second Rosabellea Jane McKenney in 1905]
  • Horatio Setterington, 10 born Canada [ married Lovina Reynoldsand died in 1932 in California
  • Victoria Setterington, 4 born Canada [married Richard Brown]
  • George Setterington, 3 born Canada [married first Mary Robinson in 1873 married second Florence Wilkinson in 1885. Florence married again in 1919]
John & Lucretia Setterington also had a son Sylvester Setterington born circa 1853 who married Cecilia Curtis in Essex County in 1876

John Burbridge Setterington died 31 July 1880 in Leamington, age 63. His death is found on Ancestry.com's Vital Statistics Deaths for Ontario

According to Ancestry.com's OWT (OneWorldTree) Lucretia Kenyon's Birth was 3 Mar 1816 in Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada and her death was 12 Oct 1889 in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. John Setterington's parents are shown as John Setterington and Elizabeth Burbridge on this same Family Tree.

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