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Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
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Marriages in York (Toronto)Marriage Registers of St. James Anglican Church/Cathedral,York (Toronto), 1800 to 1896, as recorded in Landmarks of Toronto : a collection of historical sketches of the old town of York from 1792 until 1837 and of Toronto from 1834 to  ; volume 3, pp.395 ff., by John Ross Robertson 1894(includingbiographical notations on some individuals and families by J.R.R.) Source: Internet Archives Public Domain
Nearly all the marriage registers of St. James', from 1824to 1831, weredestroyed in the fire which occurred January 5, 1839. Onlysome halfdozen remain, and their preservation is owing to the factthat they wereentered separately on loose sheets of paper and were foldedbetween theleaves of books which were preserved.
1828-1831Marriages Performed by Rev. Dr. John STRACHAN6 January, 1828, by special license, William COOPER,widower, andIsabella WATSON, spinster, both of this parish.
11 February, 1829, by special license, Henery WilliamNELLIS, of thetownship of Grimsby, bachelor, and Anne SMITH of York,spinster. Witnesses, James McCONELL, A. NELLIS and James SMITH.
16 September, 1829, Banns, James WILSON, bachelor, andBetsey BATES,spinster, both of the township of Albion. Witnesses,Matthew PRIESTMANand Martha PRIESTMAN.
16 September, 1829, by special license, John LEE, bachelor,and RosannahCHRISTAL, spinster, both of York. Witnesses, Louis BATESand JohnWEDGE.
30 June, 1830, by special license, Arthur Johnston JONES,Esquire,Lieutenant in His Majesty's Seventy-first Regiment of LightInfantry,now stationed at York, in the Home District, of the Provinceof UpperCanada, bachelor, and Isabella ADAMSON, of the township ofToronto, inthe said district, spinster, daughter of Michael ADAMSON, ofthe sameplace. Witnesses, P. ADAMSON, A. JONES, 71st LightInfantry.
Marriage Performed by J. HUDSON, A.M. Chaplain to theForces14 September, 1830, by license, Henry SPRIATT (? SPROATT),of the townof York, in the Home district, widower, and Phillis LEAK, ofthe sameplace, spinster. Witnesses, Richard CUISFISIR and MaryTHOMSON.
Marriages Performed by Rev. Dr. John STRACHAN23 December, 1830, Banns, Joseph WARD, bachelor, of thetownship ofEtobicoke, and Elizabeth JENKINSON, spinster, of thetownship ofToronto. Witnesses, Jane WARD and H. E. MARES.
29 March, 1831, by special license, Homar JACQUES, bachelor,and JaneROBINSON, spinster, both of this parish. Witnesses, MaryAnn ROBINSONand Geo. DUGGAN.
Marriage Performed by Charles DADE, Minister20 July, 1831, William WRIGHT and Jane CHAPMAN, both ofMarkham. Mr.DADE was mathematical master at Upper Canada College, andoftenofficiated at St. James', as well as at various places nearYork.
Marriages Performed by Rev. Dr. John STRACHAN17 September, 1831, by special license, John DAWSON, Esq.,of thetownship of West Gwillimbury, widower, and ElizabethRICHARD, spinster,of the township of East Gwillimbury. Witnesses, J. G. BEARDand MercySMITH.
10 October, 1831, Banns, Thomas PERRITT, bachelor, and MaryAnn DOWSON,spinster, both of York. Witnesses, William DAMLY and JeanDOWSON.
1 November, 1831, by special license, Thomas WilliamBIRCHALL, Esq.,bachelor, and Magdalene Catherine GAMBLE, spinster, both ofthisparish. Witnesses, Wm. GAMBLE, Elizabeth ALLAN, HarriettSMITH. ThomasWilliam BIRCHALL was for a great number of years the managerof the B.A.Insurance Company. His residence was on the southwestcorner of Dukeand George streets. His wife was a daughter of Dr. GAMBLEand sister ofMrs. William ALLAN, Mrs. Benjamin WHITNEY, Mrs. HORNE, Mrs.MaCAULAY,Mrs. GEDDES and Mrs. SINCLAIR.
28 November, 1831, by special license, Thomas PLATT,bachelor, and AnnaMaria HAWKE, spinster, both of this parish. Witnesses,Alexander DIXON,Esther DIXON.